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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Clearing the air: Rec center increases user safety with specialized fan installation | Local News Stories

Although COVID-19 restrictions are relaxing as vaccination rates increase, the Montrose Recreation District has not relaxed its vigilance in methods to increase safety. At the Montrose Community Recreation Center, the district recently installed large-scale, industrial ionizing fans.

“They basically put out electrically charged ions that attack different pathogens, include viruses and bacteria,” said John Wagner, fitness leader for Montrose Recreation District. “They pretty much neutralize those pathogens, making your breathing

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Sign up for Saturday’s Eggstravaganza | Local News

Join Fountain Hills Parks and Recreation at Four Peaks Park this Saturday, March 27, between 8 and 10 a.m. to celebrate the annual Eggstravaganza event.

Kids up to age 12 can get their picture taken with Hoppy Bunny and Peeps and receive a goodie bag. Make sure to check the goodie bag for the Golden Egg, and one egg-cellent winner from each time slot will receive a grand prize.


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General fund appropriation gives Ridgway State Park means of meeting more campground demand | Local News Stories

Ridgway State Park will soon be able to provide a long-sought amenity: a large group campground.

The park was among several to receive part of $20 million general fund money appropriated under the freshly signed Senate Bill 112, a bipartisan stimulus effort aimed at infrastructure projects.

Ridgway’s $1.5 million share will be spent on creating a 15-site RV hookup and 10-site walk-in tent campground will make things easier for those

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Roy Anderson to step aside from city council | Local News Stories

Montrose City Councilor Roy Anderson will step down from the city council, effective April 7, in his resignation letter, citing a serious medical situation concerning his wife.

After speaking with doctors and over the winter months, it became clear to Anderson that for his wife’s benefit, they would need to move to a lower altitude.

“When it comes to it, life and family are first. I’ve encouraged other people to

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With vaccinations on the rise, UW opens online portal with eligibility status, appointments | Local Education

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Nursing student Tristan Ruch administers a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to Luis Torres, a graduate student who is studying MRI research, at Nicholas Recreation Center at UW-Madison in February.

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Members of the University of Wisconsin-Madison community can now check their COVID-19 vaccine eligibility status and make appointments through an online portal, instead of

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Rogers taking the helm of Pirate Nation | Local News

ECU’s new chancellor is diving into campus life when he officially takes office on Monday.

Philip G. Rogers, who is the university’s 12th and youngest chancellor, is starting his tenure during homecoming week.

Along with meetings with his cabinet and other groups, Rogers is scheduled to meet with students and participate in Cannonball Kickoff, the official start of the weeklong celebration, on Monday afternoon.

He also is participating in a

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Council hears update about Battle Park project | Local News

City Parks and Recreation Director Joel Dunn said the clearing work as part of the renovation of Battle Park is being done because a local expert advised a lot of invasive species of plant life at the park needed to be controlled.

Dunn told the City Council during a council work session on Monday the information from the expert, Nash County Forest Ranger Bill Lewis, was that much of that

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New garden at Montrose Field House to focus on nutrition education for after school, summer enrichment programs | Local News Stories

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Brad Distel, left, and David Morris begin construction of a new garden at the Montrose Field House on Monday, March 8, 2021. 

Montrose Recreation District took a step forward in its mission to construct a community garden and teach nutrition benefits and healthy lifestyles.

MRD program coordinators and maintenance leaders broke ground on a new garden Monday at the Field House site. It served as the

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City Launches Golf Course Survey | Local News

The Heritage Oaks Golf Course survey is now available online until March 19 at 5 p.m. for any member of the public to share their thoughts about the municipal facility.

The survey is part of the Heritage Oaks financial and operation analysis commissioned by City Council.

The 29-question survey includes inquiries about course operations, site improvements, course preferences, demographics and residency of the respondent.

Those who cannot participate in the

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Business owners in Yakima, Kittitas counties tackle pandemic challenges in Enterprise Challenge | Local

Typically, contestants in the Enterprise Challenge business plan competition in Yakima and Kittitas counties would have numerous opportunities to connect in person.

The annual competition, co-organized by the Yakima County Development Association and the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce, helps small businesses develop business plans, network and obtain advice from local experts. But because of the pandemic, organizers moved most things online.

Contestants took part in the various workshops and

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Store’s imminent closing, owner’s death leave void in local sports community

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Brenda Campbell is shown during a closing sale at Sportco Sporting Goods, 2580 E. Sunset Road, Thursday, March 4, 2021. Brenda’s husband, Rob Campbell, who founded Sportco with his father in 1989, died last month.

The line of customers was at least 100 people deep outside Sportco Sporting Goods on this February afternoon.

The longtime supplier of

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Modified Eggstravaganza registration is open | Local News

Join Fountain Hills Parks and Recreation at Four Peaks Park on Saturday, March 27, from 8 to 10 a.m. to celebrate the annual Eggstravaganza event.

Held on the soccer fields at Four Peaks Park, organizers say this event is a fun and safe way to begin the spring season. Kids 12 and under can get their picture taken with Hoppy Bunny and Peeps and receive a goodie bag.

Make sure

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North Attleboro council to hold virtual meeting Monday | Local News

NORTH ATTLEBORO — Reorganizing town government will be up for discussion again when the town council holds its next virtual meeting Monday night.

Discussions of the reorganization of the solid waste department as part of the public works department and the creation of a chief assessor’s post in that office are on the agenda for the online session which gets underway at 7 p.m.

Town Manager Michael Borg has launched

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Shine on: Volunteers bring personal touch to virtual special needs prom | Local News

Last Feb. 7, James Barnes got all dressed up to go to the prom. On that same date this year, he changed clothes to look his best while waiting for the prom to come to him.

Volunteers made a special delivery Sunday to help Night to Shine guests prepare to spend this year’s prom night at home. Although COVID-19 prompted the Tim Tebow Foundation to move the event to a

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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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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

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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Snyder reflects on COVID, other issues that impacted 2020 | Local News

To put it mildly, 2020 was a tremendously challenging and difficult year for elected officials and their respective constituents across the nation.

The COVID-19 pandemic created a multitude of serious issues for area residents and the officials representing them, starting with the obvious major health-related concerns, which eventually impacted the economy, education, employment and much more.

State Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Jefferson, recently reflected on the tumultuous year for the residents

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