August 20, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Area’s wildlife focus of Pa. Elk Expo

People are rolling in for this weekend’s Pennsylvania Elk Expo, headquartered at the Elk Country Visitors Center near Benezette. More...

Archery festival underway

Denton Hill State Park has sprung to life this weekend for the Potter County Bowhunter Festival, which concludes on Sunday. It’s for beginner, intermediate and advanced archers, as well as those who are interested in taking up the sport. More...

Viewpoints

Reversing rural ‘brain drain’

(Kai Schafft is an associate professor of education at Penn State University.) Sociologists have been worried for a while about a phenomenon called “rural brain drain.” Simply put, the best and the brightest students are leaving rural ar More...

The Old Timer

My almanac entry today is special to me. General George Washington created the Order of the Purple Heart on this day in 1782. It is awarded to members of the military who are wounded in action. More...

Correspondence

Marijuana Safer Than Alcohol Dear editor: I read the letter in your July 30, 2016, edition from Dr. Kirk Bowden, president of the Association for Addiction Professionals. More...

Outdoors

Wolf Tracks

Outdoor Columnist

Our water is in dire straits, and we need Pennsylvanians to come forward and demand change. Every once in a while, we get reminders of this growing problem. More...

INSIDE THE OUTDOORS

Mercury in our environment still an issue

Judging from the way the media have ignored the issue, you might assume that we no longer face serious consequences as the result of mercury in our environment. More...

Elk Center programs

Weekend educational programs continue at the Elk Country Visitor Center on Winslow Hill near Benezette. All sessions start at 1 pm. Venomous snakes will the focus on Saturday, Aug. 27. On Sunday, Aug. More...

Huck hired as head of GASD

Coudersport Area School Superintendent Alanna Huck resigned this week to accept a similar position with the Galeton Area School District. She succeeds Brenda Freeman, who left to become superintendent of the Wellsboro Area School District. More...

Ambitious ATV access aspirations

Advocates of all-terrain riding on state forest land are joining forces for an ambitious plan – development of 1,200-mile trail system. Details will be shared at 6 pm Wednesday, Aug. 31, at the Emporium Firehall. More...

Potter, Tioga considering tourism merger

A plan to merge Potter and Tioga County’s tourist promotion agencies into a new regional organization has received preliminary support. Details have yet to be worked out. More...

Area’s population slide continues

A troubling trend that has challenged elected officials, community leaders, employers and educators grew worse in 2015. Both Cameron and Potter counties are losing population. More...

News

Crash course on the outdoors

Almost two dozen teens recently took part in another successful Potter County Junior Conservation School. Sponsored by the Black Forest Conservation Association, the camp is tailored to youths age 13 to 15. More...

Boys/Girls club moving to school

Potter County Boys and Girls Club is moving. When the organization opens on Thursday for the 2016-17 school year, its headquarters will be the Coudersport Elementary School. More...

Tri-County event draws 450

More than 450 Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative members and guests gathered for REC’s annual meeting in Troy, where three seats on the board of directors were filled. More...

Community Life

Check-ups are important

Just as with people, regular medical check-ups can help keep your pets healthy and well. More...

Navigating Medicare maze

Navigating the maze of regulations and options surrounding health care services provided through the federal Medicare program can be a daunting task. Help is available through the Potter County Area Agency on Aging. More...

Townwide Yard Sale deadline Monday

Coudersport’s Townwide Yard Sale returns on Saturday, Sept. 3, with dozens of vendors already registered. Deadline to have a yard, porch or garage sale listed on the map that’s being prepared for bargain-hunters is Monday, Aug. 22. More...

Sports

Golf tourney

Linksters are invited to register for the ninth annual Camp Cadet Golf Tournament, to be held at the Emporium Country Club on Sept. 7 with a four-member scramble and shotgun start. Registration opens at 8 and golfing starts at 9. More...













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