Opinion

My furry friend

Local Commentaries

As I celebrated April Fool's Day I also celebrated the anniversary of finding a new furry friend. The dog that we had gotten from the Humane Society fourteen years ago was still around at the time, but she was getting gray and many of her faculties were not as good as they used to be.I dearly ...

I’ve never run in a 5K

Local Commentaries

Hate is a really strong word.I don't hate a lot of things.I dislike some things.I dislike being stung by a bee. I dislike seasonal allergies.Roughly eight months ago, I hated jogging. Everything about it as a matter of fact. I really despised how bad my joints hurt after doing it. I found it ...

Day by day

Local Commentaries

There was a buzz, or whatever it's called these days, on Facebook recently including lamentations over not having Martin Luther King Day off. There were comments about how Veterans Day should be a day off too for students and workers.My question is this: what does having a day off have to do ...

AFTERTHOUGHTS

Local Commentaries

Stay tunedAnother time that attempt to keep participants more involved frequently shows up is in the first time something is used. At an unrelated meeting, an official fired up a monitor for the first time. He had to wait. The message on the screen was 'Magic is about to happen.' That's cool. ...

The Boo-Boo

Local Commentaries

William's favorite thing in the whole wide world is to help his grandpa do whatever it is that Grandpa happens to be doing when he gets picked up on Saturdays. The questions start before he is even buckled into his car seat? "Where are we going?" and "What's Grandpa doing?" and "Can I help ...

Keep our wild areas wild, wilderness areas wilderness

Local Commentaries

Do not let their foot in the door. There are people who would prefer that all forms of outdoor recreation be allowed on all public lands. These people, I believe, are a small minority even within their user groups, and probably driven by business interests.We see it beginning in our area with a ...

Nature more than a green blur

Local Commentaries

"I wish I had spent more time learning what it out there" a volunteer mentioned to me recently. One of a group of active hiking and biking people, she has sped through nature at breakneck speeds. This is what many people, including myself, do. Hiking and biking is exercise, not exploring ...

SAAM

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor:April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). This year's campaign focuses on ways that individuals, communities, and the private sector can help prevent sexual violence. Nearly one in five women and one in 71 men are victims of sexual assault (Black et al., 2011), but all of us ...

Education system

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor,Recently the local news outlets have reported on School Districts having difficulty balancing their budgets, or having a shortage of substitute teachers.I feel it's time we move our education system into the 21st century, think outside the box as some would say, and move education ...

Our Opinion: More than idiotic

Our Opinion

In case you didn't know, making bomb threats is much more than just idiotic.Not idiotic in the professionalism taken by law enforcement, businesses and/or schools to react to each and every threat as if it is a serious threat, because it may be...But idiotic because the idiots making these ...

DEP rule

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor,Rural Pennsylvania's chances to ever have a strong economy again are severely at risk. Gov. Tom Wolf filled the leadership posts of two agencies - the Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources - with alumni from the radical ...

Our Opinion: Warning signals

Our Opinion

Sunday's crash of an Amtrak train near Philadelphia brought to 20 the number of serious railroad accidents in the United States during the past year. Two people died and scores were injured in the weekend accident.A substantial number of the rail accidents during the past 12 months - eight, by ...

Our Opinion: Politically incorrect

Our Opinion

Pentagon officials said recently they plan to meet soon with President Barack Obama to discuss sending more U.S. troops to Iraq to fight Islamic terrorists. Let us hope the conversation is militarily realistic, not politically correct.As we have pointed out, Obama likes to remind Americans he ...

Jumping the gun on trout season

Community

With a couple weeks still remaining before the start of trout season and a good looking nymph in my fly tying vice, the thought of waiting until the opening day of trout season was out of the question. I put the new nymph in a small fly box that contained strictly nymphs, grabbed my trusty old ...

OUTDOORS

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To get your items in the Outdoors Calendar, contact mikeb73@verizon.net or phone (814)726-1035- Tuesdays, 5:00 p.m.: trap and skeet practice, Kalbfus Rod & Gun Club- second Tuesday each month, Pine Grove Sportsmen Club monthly meeting, 7 p.m.- Thursdays, must arrive before 9:30 a.m.: ...

Commissioners to finalize hunting, trapping seasons

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The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners is scheduled to meet April 4 and 5 at the agency's Harrisburg headquarters.Among other things, the board is to give final approval to the 2016-17 hunting and trapping seasons and bag limits, as well as establish the number of antlerless deer licenses ...

PA elk license brings $85K at auction

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Pennsylvania's reputation as a prime elk-hunting destination continues to get stronger.The state's Special Elk Conservation Tag a license created by the Pennsylvania General Assembly and auctioned off by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to benefit wildlife commanded a stunning $85,000 at ...

Our Opinion: What’s in a name?

Our Opinion

Hackers from China, Iran and North Korea who infiltrate U.S. computer networks really do not care whether Americans know their names. In fact, that could make them heroes at home.That is why one highly touted strategy against the hackers is merely a demonstration that many U.S. officials just ...

Note: The Allegheny National Forest is working with Running Revolution on a series of articles about healthy activities, connecting with nature and learning about some of the wonderful recreational opportunities of our region. This article was written by

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Note: The Allegheny National Forest is working with Running Revolution on a series of articles about healthy activities, connecting with nature and learning about some of the wonderful recreational opportunities of our region. This article was written by Robert Fish, Office Automation Assistant ...