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Tie may mean loss for New Castle tax vote

A New Castle tax measure has slipped from a two-vote lead on election night to a tie, which is the equivalent of a loss unless a recount changes that tally. The town proposed a 3.5 percent use tax on motor vehicle sales through 2025. It would raise an estimated $330,000 in its first year, with money


Crime Briefs: Intoxicated man throws dog, shoots own cellphone

On Sunday evening, Parachute police arrested an intoxicated 28-year-old man who reportedly got into an argument with his wife, angrily threw the family dog across the room and shot his own cell phone in the apartment. The man had reportedly been drinking Kraken Black Spiced Rum at his apartment all


Letter: NRA members don't kill

For John Hoffman's information, the National Rifle Association is a membership organization. Accusing The NRA of killing anyone is the same as accusing 5.5 million of us individual members of being murderers. As a life member of The NRA for 44 years, I strongly resent that accusation. Hoffman is sho


Your opinions can help shape the future of your libraries

Next year will mark the 80th anniversary of the first Garfield County Library. What began as a single library in New Castle serving the entire county and all school districts has become a special Library District featuring a library in each of the six incorporated towns in Garfield County. For this


Garfield County commissioners approve of injection well in residential area

Garfield County residents gather in Glenwood Springs to watch as the Garfield County Board of County Commissioners approved of injection wells in the ... Alex Zorn / Post Independent | Garfield County commissioners visit the BMC A Pad to examine some of Ursa's facilities earlier this month.Prev of i


New Castle vote goes to recount after car tax tie

At a count of 440 in favor to 440 against, New Castle residents will have to wait until the final week of November to find out if the town's proposed car tax passed. A recount becomes mandatory if the margin of victory divided by the winning number of votes is less than one half of 1 percent. Shou


Closed PODs Drill Prepares Mesa County for Pandemic

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - When a worldwide pandemic strikes, what does one do during a state of emergency to protect their family? With a drill that they held on Thursday, Hilltop and Mesa County Public Health are at the forefront in the event a pandemic creates pandemonium. Both Hilltop and MCPH acte

WESTERNSLOPENOW.COM - 2017-11-17 02:43:12

Second Phase of Natural Gas Plan Approved

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. - Garfield County Commissioners have approved phase two of natural gas producer Ursa Operating Company's plan to build 108 wells on four well pads in Battlement Mesa. Dozens of people filled the commissioners meeting room to hear the decision on phase two of the plan. "There

WESTERNSLOPENOW.COM - 2017-11-17 01:12:02

Food donations sought to help low-income families

Providing a happier Thanksgiving for low-income families is the goal of Kids in Crisis (KIC) volunteers who will be collecting food donations at West's Plaza Country Mart Saturday, Nov. 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers will then assemble boxes of food at the Holm Automotive building between B


Fort Riley held a wreath laying ceremony for German and Italian POW's

TOPEKA (WIBW)-- The Big Red One honored foreign prisoners of war laid to rest at Fort Riley. A wreath laying ceremony was held Thursday for former German and Italian POW prisoners at the Fort Riley cemetery. In 1943, War Department officials established Fort Riley as one of 600 U.S., locations to ho

WIBW - 2017-11-17 04:44:00

Fort Riley honors German, Italian prisoners of war

A couple weeks ago, the grandson of Gustav Dormann, a former German prisoner of war, asked German Army Col. Carsten Dding to lay a wreath on his grandfather's gravesite at the Fort Riley cemetery. Dormann was a history and biology teacher before being drafted as a German Air Force officer in Africa,

MANHATTAN MERCURY - 2017-11-16 22:00:00

Board hires coach, paraeducators, substitutes

On Monday night the USD-379 school board hired three para-educators for the Twin Lakes Education Cooperative, three substitutes for the district and a track coach at Wakefield School. Esther Varner was hired as a para-educator at Lincoln Elementary effective Nov. 14; Jessica Clark as a part-time par


CITY NOTEBOOK | FHDC official seeks sponsorships for kids

Would you like to do something helpful this holiday season? That's a rhetorical question. Of course you do. Jonathan Mertz, event supervisor for the Flint Hills Discovery Center, is seeking donors to provide sponsorships for children to attend events at the center. He stressed that this is an indivi

MANHATTAN MERCURY - 2017-11-17 22:00:00

Political matters: Model UN team participates in international competition

Most K-Staters will be going home to enjoy food and family this week, but there will be some students who will be spending their fall break heading to Chicago and participating in a Model United Nations competition. Political Science 401 is a Model UN class where students can participate in competit

KANSAS STATE COLLEGIAN - 2017-11-17 09:49:54

Letter to the editor: KSUnite is the start of the conversation, not the end

This letter is a response to Evan Steckler's letter to the editor published in the Collegian on Wednesday, "The KSUnite rally won't help in the long term." Nov. 14 marked an important day in the history of Kansas State, that is no question. With the cancellation of classes to hold a rally - somethin

KANSAS STATE COLLEGIAN - 2017-11-17 00:00:00

Bosco holds Q&A to discuss new diversity VP, multicultural student center

Pat Bosco, vice president for student life Kansas State University, answers questions during a Q&A session at the sutdent union in Manhattan, Kan. on Nov. 15, 2017. (Photo by Hailey McClellan | Collegian Media Group) Pat Bosco, vice president for student life and dean of students, gave students the

KANSAS STATE COLLEGIAN - 2017-11-16 21:59:17

Ga Man Killed In Early Morning Crash

One person is dead and several others are injured after a crash this morning in Henry County. It happened on US Highway 431, just south of the Hardees. Two people were transported to a Dothan hospital, and one person was pronounced dead at the scene. He has since been identified as 44-year-old Chris

DOTHANFIRST.COM - 2017-11-16 22:23:20

Arrest made after terroristic threat made against Northview High

Dothan, Ala. (WTVY) - After Dothan Police got several reports of a social media post involving a threat towards Northview High School, arrests of 3 juveniles were made of those involved in making that threat. According to DPD, investigators with their department responded and with help from Dothan C

WTVY.COM - 2017-11-17 15:44:00

Three teens arrested for making threat against Dothan school

Dothan, AL (WTVY)- Three juveniles were arrested early Thursday after they allegedly make a terror threat against Northview High School. One suspect was identified after a photo was posted on social media showing him holding a long barrel gun and a caption on the photo that said, "Don't come to scho

WTVY.COM - 2017-11-17 16:09:00

Mayor says Dothan's method for determining residency is legal

DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - Dothan's process for determining if candidates live where they say they do is legal. That's what Mayor Mark Saliba says the Secretary of State's office determined. Dothan's District 1 Commissioner Kevin Dorsey was recently accused at a city commission meeting by two people of l

WTVY.COM - 2017-11-17 18:54:00