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September 17th, 2012

New event hits Chautauqua area

September 17, 2012

The Chautauqua Art Challenge, an event inspired by the Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous, is scheduled to hit Mayville, N.Y. on Sept. 24-29.
The weeklong event, conjured up by Rendezvous genius Rick Boni, will feature a painting competition, clay competition, cardboard/fabric sculpture competition, ice carving competition, and wood carving competition.
"It's a wonderful opportunity," said Liz Boni of Appalachian Arts Studio. "It was probably a couple of years after the Rendezvous where Rick [Boni] thought it'd be really neat to have an event where you're really challenged.

Timber sales may bring campground

September 17, 2012

Following a recommendation from the Fire, Police, Property and Equipment Committee the Ridgway Borough Council approved the use of timber sale proceeds to fund a potential site for a proposed camping area during Monday night's regular meeting.
The committee and guests reviewed a map of the potential site for a proposed wilderness campground located on borough property along Water Works Road.
Borough Manager Martin Schuller will notify solicitor David Pontzer concerning the use of timber sale proceeds to fund the project.

September 16th

Geise publishes photography book on Elk Scenic Drive

September 16, 2012

Those who want to bring home some of the beauty and inspiring sites from along the Elk Scenic Drive may now do so with a recently published photography book by area resident Marci Geise.
The book, which is appropriately titled "Elk Scenic Drive," contains 46 pages featuring 73 photographs that, according to Geise, highlight "many points of interest that are located along the Elk Scenic Drive."

September 14th

Updates provided on East Branch safety initiative

September 15, 2012

As part of the long-term East Branch Dam Safety Initiative project, lake personnel continue to work closely with staff from the Pittsburgh District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in overseeing the construction of a new cutoff wall inside the dam.
The $280 million project is in response to a safety issue related to potential internal erosion discovered in 2008, similar to a seepage issue encountered in 1957 which required the lowering of the lake for repairs. The multifaceted project has a completion date of 2017.

St. Marys man drawn for cow elk license

September 15, 2012

HARRISBURG – Sylvester Kronenwetter of St. Marys was the lone Elk County resident selected for an elk license in Friday morning’s drawing held at the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) headquarters in Harrisburg and broadcast live on the PGC’s website. Kronenwetter’s name was drawn for the 41st of 46 cow elk licenses awarded for this year’s hunt, which is scheduled to take place from Nov. 5-10 with an extended elk hunting period outside the elk management area for those with unfilled elk licenses from Nov. 12-17.

RASD preps public for November election

September 15, 2012

As the November general election approaches the Ridgway Area School District has updated their website to further assist voters who are still uncertain whether to vote in favor of increasing their earned income tax in order to eliminate the occupation tax.
At a special meeting held Aug. 7 the board voted to place the following Act 130 referendum on the November 6 election ballot:

St. Marys man drawn for cow elk license

September 14, 2012

Sylvester Kronenwetter of St. Marys was the lone Elk County resident selected for an elk license in Friday morning’s drawing held at the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) headquarters in Harrisburg and broadcast live on the PGC’s website. Kronenwetter’s name was drawn for the 41st of 46 cow elk licenses awarded for this year’s hunt, which is scheduled to take place from Nov. 5-10 with an extended elk hunting period outside the elk management area for those with unfilled elk licenses from Nov. 12-17.

RASD preps public for November election

September 14, 2012

As the November general election approaches the Ridgway Area School District has updated their website to further assist voters who are still uncertain whether to vote in favor of increasing their earned income tax in order to eliminate the occupation tax.
At a special meeting held Aug. 7 the board voted to place the following Act 130 referendum on the November 6 election ballot:

September 13th

Danz arrested in N.C., facing extradition

September 13, 2012

MECKLENBURG CO., N.C. - Following his apprehension in Matthews, N.C. on Wednesday, Richard A. Danz, 47, of St. Marys, wanted by authorities in connection with felony charges alleging he defrauded Elk County businesses and private investors, was charged as a fugitive and released Thursday on $30,000 bond in a Mecklenburg County, N.C. district court.

Borough targets blighted homes

September 13, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – Finding a solution for many of the abandoned and dilapidated properties throughout the Borough of Johnsonburg has been an ongoing problem.
Discussion over the matter was sparked during Monday afternoon's regular council meeting from a complaint filed regarding a property along Penn Street.
According to borough manager Mary Polaski, the Johnsonburg resident who filed the complaint brought up the issues of high grass and an incomplete front porch.
Polaski said the borough has been unable to verify contact with the Penn Street property owner.

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