Ordinance firms up prohibited uses at Shavano Gateway Recreation site | Local News Stories

Under an ordinance approved Wednesday, no overnight use or camping will be allowed on the public land the county is leasing to create the Shavano Gateway Recreation Area.

After hearing from a community member, Montrose County commissioners decided to address for-profit uses on the to-be-developed site as they come up, rather than amend the ordinance right now.

The recreation area will be developed on 44 acres on 90 Road, under

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Ogden senior center employee honored after quick thinking saves man | Local News

OGDEN — When he didn’t show up for his lunch that day in early December, alarm bells went off for Ginger Myers, recreation supervisor at the Golden Hours Senior Center.

“He drove here every day, kind of a bright spot for us,” Myers said. “We got to know each other.”

Byron Garner, who helps the central Ogden senior center with its daily drive-up lunch distribution program for seniors, remembers it

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Ames budget hearings show departments’ highs and lows of 2020

Danielle Gehr
| Ames Tribune

After three days of budget hearings, the Ames City Council will make final budget decisions for the fiscal year 2021/2022 Tuesday. 

The council finished up three back-to-back meetings which encompassed seven hours of city departments sharing the last year’s accomplishments, future projects and how they faired in an unprecedented year. 

The last opportunity to give feedback will be 5:15 p.m. Tuesday at the city council’s

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Behind the SF pole-dancing studio featured in new Netflix documentary, ‘Strip Down, Rise Up’

On a recent Saturday afternoon, Amy Bond was walking home from the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market with her husband when she saw something that caught her eye.

Accompanied by her mother, a 16-year-old girl was attempting to climb onto a street pole and perform a gravity-defying move known as the “human flag.” Widely recognized as an advanced technique in fitness and pole-dancing communities alike, the maneuver requires individuals to hoist … Read More

Sheena’s Platinum Movements owner focuses on nurturing dancers

Sheena Mason has loved dancing since she was 2½, but as a student, she didn’t envision one day becoming a teacher who would help bring up the next generation of dancers.

“I never thought I was a good teacher. I felt like I could never explain things properly,” said Mason, 39.

Mason began her dance studies at a small studio down the street from her childhood home in West Akron.

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York’s Belmont Theatre Debuts Comedy On Valentine’s Day

York's Belmont Theatre Debuts Comedy On Valentine's Day

Break out the wine and join the party by watching the debut of “Aged to Perfection,” a short comedy written by The Belmont Theatre’s Artistic Director, Rene Staub.

Simply go to www.thebelmont.org February 14 – March 14 and click on the video to view. The play is free to view, but the theater encourages you to click the DONATE NOW button on their website to help them open their doors
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Carthage parks surveys mailed to random residents | Local News

CARTHAGE, Mo. — Carthage residents have the opportunity to give their opinions and make suggestions as to what they would like to see in local parks as the city prepares a parks and recreation master plan to guide development for the next 10 years and beyond.

Surveys were mailed out to hundreds of Carthage households, and the general public can take that same survey online at http://carthagesurvey.org.

Parks Director Mark

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CORE Act comeback: Backers hail reintroduced public lands bill as a win for Colorado | Local News Stories

The time has come to bring the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act across the finish line, said backers, who also said the recently reintroduced measure dovetails with recent presidential action on climate change.

“Hopefully, this time is the time that we finally get it done,” Colorado State Director for the Wilderness Society Jim Ramey said.

“Across Colorado, our wild places and outdoor recreation economy are a lot of the

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