Archive for March, 2009

Out-of-control burns concern commissioners – Delta County Independent

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Approved agricultural burns that run out of control have created problems this year, and as a result the county’s controlled ag burning policies were examined by county commissioners at their March 30 meeting. The big fire at B50 Road and Hwy. 50 …


$800 electric bill prompts switch to wood stove – Record-Journal

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

The more than $800 electric bill Russell Duntz and his fiancee, Julia Lovejoy, received in October pushed them to take action and find a more inexpensive way to heat their home. They paid to install a wood stove that a friend gave them, cut wood from …


COLUMN: A not so perfect storm, and a not so perfect shelter – Daily Herald Tribune

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Our Icelandic ram Tuffi has a set of curved horns that would make a mountain sheep weep with envy. Unfortunately, he likes to introduce them to everything in sight – fence panels, posts, trees, even the sheep shelter. “Tuffi my man,” I told him …


Mayoral candidates spend more than $37,000 – Journal Times

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

The mayoral candidates have spent more than $37,000 on the primary race, and the numbers still aren’t in for all of the candidates, according to finance reports released Tuesday. Former Alderman Pete Karas has topped the list for spending the most …


Soldier Mountain Ski Resort unsure about future after fire – Idaho Statesman

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Volunteer firefighters from the Fairfield Fire Department extinguish hot spots in the remains of two buildings that burned to the ground early Monday morning at Soldier Mountain Ski Resort near Fairfield. When firefighters arrived around 8 a.m., the …


Northern health care to blame? – Winnipeg Free Press

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Days after the death of their baby last week from meningitis that was diagnosed too late, an extremely private couple made the difficult decision to go public with their grief and their poverty. “We’re here so people will know,” said Melita Barkman …


Man charged with trying to burn down house – South Coast Today

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Former city councilor arraigned on charges of extortion, impersonating police officer Woman injured in Route 140 crash New Bedford man charged in 2003 Dartmouth slaying Two charged in fake ID scheme New Bedford man indicted in 2003 Dartmouth slaying …


Book review: ‘Leanin’ Dog’ a tale of tragedy, inspiration – Wausau Daily Herald

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Does the world really need another dog story? You bet it does, especially a dog story as original and multilayered as K.A. Nuzum’s “The Leanin’ Dog.” The story is set in the days before Christmas in a small mountain cabin where Dessa Dean lives with …


Ski area unsure about future after fire – Idaho Statesman

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Volunteer firefighters from the Fairfield Fire Department extinguish hot spots in the remains of two buildings that burned to the ground early Monday morning at Soldier Mountain Ski Resort near Fairfield. When firefighters arrived around 8 a.m., the …


E-mail this story – News-Courier

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Ann Crutcher, a member of the Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives, comes in regularly to the museum to explain to tour groups about World War II victory gardens and cooking during rationing of ingredients during wartime. She said the wood stove in …