Highlights from the 2021 stocking schedule

Henry Miller, Special to the Statesman Journal
Published 6:00 a.m. PT April 1, 2021

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The year of unlisted numbers is over.

Because of pandemic-related concerns about travel, social distancing and crowds, the release of the Oregon

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Reservations required at national parks campsites

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The Four Guardsmen in Sequoia National Park on Monday, July 6, 2020. Campground spaces in Lodgepole, Potwisha, Azalea, Buckeye Flat and Sentinel campgrounds are available by reservation only for the rest of this year. (Photo: Ron Holman, Ron Holman)

For the 2021 summer season, campgrounds in Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks will require reservations through www.recreation.gov, which can be made up to one month in advance.

The reservation

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CT Vaccine Rollout: 16 and up now eligible to register | News

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – The coronavirus vaccine rollout is well underway in Connecticut.

  • As of March 19, people aged 45 and up became eligible.
  • Priority access was granted to those with certain medical conditions and intellectual disabilities on April 1.
  • All other adults were also able to make appointments on April 1.

People aged 16 and up were able to create a Vaccine Administration Management System, or VAMS, accounts on

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Olympia keeps Arts Walk spirit alive celebrating all April

Arts Walk, Olympia’s beloved twice-yearly creative celebration, is still on hold for COVID-19, so as it did in the fall, the city of Olympia is keeping the event’s spirit alive by putting the spotlight on art all April long.

The city has a new Arts Walk website designed to make both current and future events more flexible and spontaneous — and to allow for virtual events and include businesses outside

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Dave Bartholomew | Focus your work day with lists | Business World

What do you do first thing every work day?

When I have asked this question of business people, I usually get answers along the lines of checking emails or answering phone messages. This reactionary way of time organization is not recommended. You are literally allowing other people — the ones that made the call or sent the email — to set your priorities.

One of the most productive life strategies

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West Essex cleans up at break, takes down Bloomfield

The West Essex wrestling team had a firm grip on the match with a 25-6 lead, but coach Mike Markey saw some unwelcome signs that his team was underperforming. The pause halfway through the match in order to clean the mats came as a welcome stoppage and an opportunity for West Essex to refocus.

West Essex (7-1) came out of the cleaning break with four straight victories, including three pins,

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OPINION: Dying for powder | Opinion

Sometimes you hear a crack or a roar. More often the first sign is snow shifting around your feet. The snow starts in a slab and then breaks into blocks that knock you off your skis, careening down in a slide moving as fast as 60-80 mph. If you’re lucky, you live through it, plastered with snow; if not, you’re entombed, hurtled over a cliff, killed.

There have been 36

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Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission gears up for opening day

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission continue to prepare for opening day while stocking up streams and ponds across the area.

We went to Gravel Pit Pond in Fairview for more information about the upcoming trout season.

Opening day in Pennsylvania is this Saturday April 3rd. Gravel Pit Pond is ready to get stocked up with 2,000 brown trout.

With opening day just around the corner, there will be roughly

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How to celebrate Easter 2021 in El Paso: Parades, open parks, brunch

Maria Cortes Gonzalez, El Paso Times
Published 12:31 p.m. MT March 31, 2021

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A Georgetown goat named “Dog” is a finalist for Cadbury’s Easter bunny commercial. But the Nigerian dwarf goat is more than just a family pet.

Austin American-Statesman

Easter weekend is typically when Christian families celebrate Jesus Christ’s resurrection and then plan time to spend with family. They may enjoy Easter egg hunts, having picnics or go 

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CT Vaccine Rollout: 16 and up can register April 1 | News

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – The coronavirus vaccine rollout is well underway in Connecticut.

  • As of March 19, people aged 45 and up became eligible.
  • Priority access will be granted to those with certain medical conditions and intellectual disabilities on April 1.
  • All other adults will be able to make appointments on April 1.

People aged 16 and up were able to create a Vaccine Administration Management System, or VAMS, accounts

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Idaho’s new Parks and Rec online registration system explained | Local News

You may have noticed recently that Idaho Parks and Recreation has a new online registration system. You may have also noticed that it is somewhat confusing. The News-Examiner has spoken with Andy Stokes, Park Ranger for Bear Lake State Parks, regarding this situation and he has clarified some logistics of the site.

To begin with, he wants everyone to know that the online registration system is a work in progress

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CT Vaccine Rollout: 16+ can register April 1 | News

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – The coronavirus vaccine rollout is well underway in Connecticut.

  • As of March 19, people aged 45 and up became eligible.
  • Priority access will be granted to those with certain medical conditions and intellectual disabilities on April 1.
  • All other adults will be able to make appointments on April 1.

People aged 16 and up were able to create a Vaccine Administration Management System, or VAMS, accounts

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Colorado Resort Snowmaking Programs Prove You Can Fool Mother Nature

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Masks, reservations and social distancing on lifts haven’t been the strangest things about Colorado’s 2020-2021 ski season. That honor goes to the snow.

“We went from 50-degree weather a few days ago to snow. If you were at Vail or Beaver Creek [in early March], it was full-on spring skiing.

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RV craze continues: Sales are still ‘through the roof’

While the COVID-19 pandemic was bad news for many industries in 2020, the RV or recreational vehicle industry kept rolling along, posting strong sales as people looked for ways to vacation amidst the pandemic while still being able to maintain social distancing.

(For those who don’t know, RVs are those large vehicles that combine transportation and temporary living quarters for travel, recreation and camping.)

One RV general manager in the

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Police say pandemic providing ‘perfect breeding ground for scams’

Mar. 31—Groton resident Julia Pacheco received a scam call in December from someone purporting to be a law enforcement official in Texas asking her to make arrangements to pay several thousand dollars to have a federal warrant vacated that he alleged had been issued for her.

“I knew I had not committed any crimes but I was afraid someone (had) stolen my identity and that was a scary thought,” Pacheco

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PAL’s new center to raise visibility, upgrade services |

HERTFORD — Local art lovers and visitors to Hertford’s downtown will soon be able to take a step from the sidewalk into a world of local art.

The Perquimans Arts League is renovating a building at 133 North Church Street to serve as its future home. Arts League President Ed Sanford said renovations began in January and it’s his hope they’ll be completed by May.

Sanford said the new location

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Academy Sports and Outdoors, Inc. (ASO) Q4 2020 Earnings Call Transcript

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Image source: The Motley Fool.

Academy Sports and Outdoors, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASO)
Q4 2020 Earnings Call
Mar 30, 2021, 11:00 a.m. ET

Contents:

  • Prepared Remarks
  • Questions and Answers
  • Call Participants

Prepared Remarks:

Operator

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen and welcome to the Academy Sports + Outdoors fourth-quarter and fiscal-year 2020 earnings conference call. [Operator instructions] I will now turn the call over to Michael Mullican, CFO of Academy Sports +

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Trips for Kids TriLakes chapter opens in Branson | News Free

The Branson Parks and Recreation department never fails to offer events and programs to get everyone outdoors.

Their newest free program, a partnership with ‘Trips for Kids’, is designed to get kids on their bikes and outside.

According to a press release from the city of Branson, with the launching of this local chapter, Trips for Kids TriLakes, area youth will be able to sign up for free bike programs

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Cubs-Pritzker North Lawndale development plan misses the cut

City officials have drawn up a short list of four investor teams vying to develop nearly 21 vacant acres at Roosevelt Road and Kostner Avenue. They narrowed the field after North Lawndale residents emphasized the site should attract substantial job growth with a creative design and involvement from minority-owned companies.

One prominent contender, a proposal from the Chicago Cubs with business leader Penny Pritzker, failed to make the cut.

The

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Saratoga Springs ‘contrarian’ Franck won’t run again

SARATOGA SPRINGS – The city’s most independent City Council member, who is serving his eighth term in office, said he will not run again.

Commissioner of Accounts John Franck, who has been known as a contrarian for going his own way on many city issues, said he will not seek a ninth term due to an “ongoing family medical concern.”

The commissioner is currently battling other members of the five-member

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