May 1, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Cameron County Chamber, Gary Buchsen honored

Facing uncertain future, ‘Wilds’ initiative measures own sucesss

With political winds changing in Harrisburg, supporters of the Pennsylvania Wilds are hanging on for dear life. More...

Natural gas developments a ‘point and click’ away

Potter County’s Natural Gas Task Force is publishing a monthly newsletter that tracks developments with the Marcellus Shale natural gas industry, focusing in particular on its impact on Potter County.   More...

Environthon set for Thursday

Environthon set for Thursday   Students from several area schools will demonstrate their knowledge of the environment on Thursday at the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum during the annual Potter County God’s Country Envirothon.   More...

Viewpoints

Through An Old Timer’s Eye s

With all the tornados springing up all over the country, I get a little nervous when a big old noisy thunderstorm comes our way. It is Sunday night and a storm is giving Emporium a bath. More...

ONE MAGICAL DAY 50 YEARS AGO

(Tom Shirey is a 1969 graduate of Coudersport Area High School. He is principal of Highlands High School in Natrona Heights.)   More...

Too Many Bears

To the editor:   It’s the consensus of our members that the bear population has at least doubled in the last three years. Pennsylvania has the healthiest bears in the U.S. More...

Community Life

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Coudersport Alliance Church is hosting missionary conferences this month. On Saturday (today), Debbi Clouser, missionary to Africa, will be speaking following a dinner at 6:15 pm. More...

Special musical entertainment slated

Music is in the air at Café Olga in Coudersport, with more events recently added to the schedule.   On Saturday (tonight), Every Tom, Jeff and Larry will be performing rock ‘n roll favorites starting at 7 pm. More...

Christian music festival planned

Christian bands are being sought to perform at a Christian Music Festival, slated for Aug. 19-21 at Allegheny River Campground, between Coudersport and Roulette. More...

Sports

God’s Country Marathon June 5

At least 200 runners from several states and Canada are expected to be at the starting line when the 36th annual God’s Country Marathon is staged on the usual Galeton-to-Coudersport course on Saturday, June 5. More...

Coudersport blanks Raiders, 10-0

Coudersport used two members of its burgeoning pitching staff to snap a losing streak and tame the bats of the visiting Cameron County Red Raiders Wednesday afternoon, in varsity baseball, 10-0. More...

Falcon track teams sweep Sheffield

Coudersport’s Giannotti sisters and an Austin girl ran roughshod over the Sheffield Wolverines in a 112-36 track and field win at CARP Field Wednesday.   More...

Gas rights deal delivers

Big $$$ coming to school districts, towns thanks to $38 million deal

Huge checks are coming to several area school districts and townships as the result of a big natural gas deal -- and there are signs that more are on the way.   More...

Cherry Springs State Park: world class solar viewing & so much more

User-friendly, rentable telescopes, wireless internet among additions

Numerous improvements have been made to Cherry Springs State Park, which is gearing up for another summer season of stargazing and more.   Activities will feature the annual Woodsmen’s Show Aug. More...

New postage stamp honors Cameron County’s Tom Mix

One of Cameron County’s most famous residents is being honored on a postage stamp. One of the four “Cowboys of the Silver Screen” recognized on stamps just released by the U.S. Postal Service is Tom Mix.   More...

Veterans encouraged to attend open house

Military veterans are encouraged to stop by American Legion Post 192 in Coudersport on Wednesday to learn more about benefits and other services available to them. More...

Crunch time nearing for stormwater plan

A stormwater management plan is moving forward in Potter County and -- unlike in many counties -- the document has not been generating any substantial opposition. County leaders point out that they’re required by state law to adopt the plan. More...

News

Sentenced in Cameron County Court

Several defendants appeared for sentencing recently before Judge Richard Masson in Cameron County Court.   Julie E. Johnson, 29, of Emporium, was sentenced to serve 15 to 36 months in a state prison for child endangerment and simple assault. More...

NEAT NUMERALS

These numbers are in the news.

47 Is there intelligent life anywhere in the universe other than earth? Forty-seven percent of Americans believe there is; 41 percent do not.   The numbers are 72/19 on the question of whether there’s non-intelligent life elsewhere. More...

These students on CCHS honor roll

Cameron County High School has announced its honor roll for the third nine-week marking period of the 2009-10 school year, as follows:   High Honors   Grade 7: Haley Abriatis, Erin Clancy, Jennifer Clements, Paul Etchepare, James Guisto More...

Potter County News

Coudersport school’s financial picture better; tax hike still likely

A tax increase may be inevitable in the Coudersport Area School District. The notice was sounded at Monday night’s school board meeting during discussion of the 2010-11 operating budget.   More...

Coudersport names honor roll students

Coudersport Area High School has announced its honor roll for the third nine-week marking period of the 2009-10 school year. Students named to the distinguished honor roll have maintained an average of 95 percent or above. More...

Potter County Republican Committee chair candidates speak

Rarely has there been so much interest in the chairmanship of the Potter County Republican Committee, a non-paying position that doesn’t carry nearly the amount of influence it once did. More...

Outdoors

Rest rooms in place at viewing area

One of the most popular wildlife viewing areas in the Elk State Forest is now equipped with bathrooms. More...

Woodcock ritual: get a front row seat

On the Friday before the trout season opener, I found myself at camp with friends and family. After getting caught up with everyone around the campfire, I decided to take a stroll through the old farm field. More...

Forest management tour scheduled May 6

Anyone who wants to gain an understanding of forest management, the impact of deer on tree growth or related topics is encouraged to attend the Susquehannock District Forest Management Tour on Sunday, May 16, from 9 am to 2 pm. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

Irene M. Hicks   Irene M. Hicks, 89, formerly of Genesee, died April 26, 2010, in the Sweden Valley Manor. Burial was in Raymond Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Olney Funeral Home, Ulysses. More...