Gilbert businesses, nonprofits to get bulk of coronavirus relief funds


Town of Gilbert water tower. (Photo: The Republic)

Gilbert will begin spending some of its nearly $30 million in coronavirus relief funding, three months after the town received the money. 

The Town Council will spend $18 million for business grants, loans and other support and $2 million for nonprofits. A majority of the remaining funds may go to a public safety project.

Gov. Doug Ducey in late May announced

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CA wildfires: Cal Fire works to contain Glass, Zogg fires

With well over 4 million acres burned in California this year, more than 16,500 fire personnel continue to battle 23 major wildfires across the state.

Red flag warnings subsided Friday, but they were brought back with urgency Saturday as officials warned residents of hot and dry weather. The National Weather Service issued an immediate red flag warning for the North Bay, as gusty northwesterly winds could spread existing fires rapidly

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Changes proposed for Michigan natural resources trust fund

John Flesher, Associated Press
Published 1:20 p.m. ET Oct. 4, 2020

Traverse City – Michigan voters will decide next month whether to change how money can be spent under a popular program that buys land for public use and supports projects such as construction of trails, playgrounds and boat launches.

The Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund uses royalties paid by developers of state-owned minerals – primarily oil and natural gas

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Outdoorsy remote workers find new home in Tahoe

A view of Stateline, Edgewood and Lake Tahoe.
Bill Rozak / Tahoe Daily Tribune

When the pandemic hit back in March, Nic Owens’ job at a renewable infrastructure company in San Francisco, like so many others, transitioned to work-from-home. Though his company could be flexible at times with remote working in pre-COVID times, it wasn’t the norm, nor was it something that Owens was entirely excited about.

“Personally, I didn’t

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Clean Water Act rewrite may leave popular lakes vulnerable to pollution

Wilmington, N.C. – Nearly 50 years ago, a power company received permission from North Carolina to build a reservoir by damming a creek near the coastal city of Wilmington. It would provide a source of steam to generate electricity and a place to cool hot water from an adjacent coal-fired plant.

Sutton Lake became popular with boaters and anglers, yielding bass, crappie, bluegill and other panfish. But coal ash from

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Elyria to host town hall over parks and recreation | Lorain County

The Elyria administration is planning a town hall meeting regarding its Parks and Recreation Department.

The session will take place at 5:30 p.m., Oct. 12, at the Thomas Shores South Recreation Center, 215 16th St. in Elyria.

There will be a presentation on the status of the most recent master plan and updates from Mayor Frank Whitfield, according to a news release.

Participants in the town hall will have to

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World’s 10 most scenic airport landings for 2020

(CNN) — They say absence makes the heart grow fonder.

The world’s most scenic airport airport approaches, as ranked annually by booking platform PrivateFly, are this year looking more glorious than ever.

More than 6,000 frequent fliers and aviation enthusiasts took part in the 2020 poll, with voting taking place in February and March, just before travel restrictions to fight Covid-19 were introduced around the world.

The winner, for the

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New owners for hotel known for ghostly encounters

A Brighton couple is restoring, updating historic landmark on the road to a full reopening

Julie Sherwood
| MPNnow


NAPLES — A Brighton couple is breathing new life into the historic Naples Hotel — the 1895-built landmark known for its ghostly encounters and hosting prominent figures such as the

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What you need to know about absentee, mail-in and early voting in Indiana | Elections

It’s been a confusing election season, no doubt. But Hoosiers can vote early, before Election Day on Nov. 3.

Here’s help to understand the ways you can cast your ballot early and what those election terms mean.

How do you vote early?There are three ways in Indiana: absentee-by-mail voting (aka mail-in voting), in-person absentee voting or voting by traveling board.

Military and overseas voters can also vote absentee, but state

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Unusual gems lurk in Colorado Springs architectural landscape | Lifestyle

Slow down and look around as you travel the streets of our fair city.

For there are hidden architectural gems to be found in the Pikes Peak region. Have you really looked at the exterior of the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum on Tejon Street as you hurry past?

The magnificent building, built in 1903 as the El Paso County courthouse, sports keystones of American Indian faces, angelic figures and leaves

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Natrona, USA, WY – Luxury Real Estate Listings for Sale

The Casper Creek Bressler Farm, a fourth-generation family farm, is on the market for the first time since the mid 1930âs. This family farm has been well managed and improved upon to be a very productive prime piece of real estate just minutes west of Casper Wyoming. With roughly 500 acres under pivots and 2800 acres of range land this property is set up to build an operation to fit

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Beattie Park’s inclusive playground, adult fitness area to be unveiled this month | Local News

The completed installation of Lompoc’s Beattie Park’s playground and fitness area, located off East Olive Avenue and South Fifth Street in Lompoc, is projected for an unveiling later this month, 

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Valley News – Campus capacity restrictions have Dartmouth students renting far from Hanover

QUECHEE — Jenny Engelman likes her condo at Quechee Lakes.

The Dartmouth College psychology major from New York City moved into the four-bedroom rental unit on Sept. 10 with three of her fellow students on a short-term lease over the first term of her senior year.

Although Engelman is taking a full load of pre-med courses, she has set foot on the Hanover campus only for her weekly COVID-19 test.

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