May 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Forest of the Year’

There’s a lot more to forest management than growing trees.  Some of the benefifits of having vast expanses of forest land all around the communities of Cameron and Elk counties were driven home earlier this month when the Emporium-based E More...

‘Wounded Warriors’ welcome Tuesday

Fifteen patients from three veterans hospitals are coming to Potter County in the coming week for the fififth annual “Project Healing Waters” flfly-fifishing experience.  More...

Viewpoints

Promote ATV traffic in the interest of tourism?

News flash: tourism is not going to save rural America’s main streets. Their economies, either.  If you think it’s going to, you’ve bought into a conspiracy, concocted by the wealthy elitists in this country.  More...

SOME POST OFFICES SHOULD CLOSE

(James L. Gattuso is a research fellow at The Heritage Foundation.)   Our Postal Service is in financial trouble. Its business is shrinking, with first-class mail revenue dropping. More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

Who in the name of God has been feeding the BS to the Game Commission that there are too many deer in the Wildlife Management Unit 2G? There’s no way we have too many deer in Cameron County or southern Potter County. More...

Community Life

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Coudersport New Century Club (NCC) recently donated more than $2,250 to the Potter County Board of Commissioners to support ongoing maintenance of the courthouse square gazebo. More...

Marathon breaking new ground

Never in the long history of the God’s Country Marathon has there been a race quite like this year’s.  Organizers have long recognized the need to change with the times and have implemented occasional changes, including cash prizes f More...

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Upper Allegheny Watershed Association is known for its stewardship and protection of the headwaters in Potter and eastern McKean counties, but the group also supports the Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful More...

Sports

Falcons outlast Panthers in varsity softball slug fest

Forty runs crossed the plate in a wild high school softball game on the Austin diamond Friday.  By the time the smoke had cleared, Coudersport notched a 25-15 win in five innings. More...

Falcons get back on track with big win

Several local athletes headed into Friday’s PIAA District 9 Track and Field Championships with a chance to qualify for the state finals later this month.  During a warm-up for the D9 event last weekend in Port Allegany, Coudersport placed More...

Solveson hurls no-hitter

Former professional pitcher Saul Solveson mowed down the Crosby Mudhens in the Alle-Catt Amateur Baseball League opener Sunday, as Emporium rolled to a 22-0 win.  Saul Solveson allowed no hits, walked just one batter and struck out a dozen.  More...

Officials: rapid increase in ‘21st century drugs’

A new drug epidemic has reared its ugly head in Potter County, posing stiff challenges to treatment specialists, the law enforcement community and others. More...

Plans for auction to recoup taxes progressing

Over 50 properties on list for ‘judicial sale’

Efforts to collect tens of thousands of dollars in back taxes are moving forward, according to Cameron County Commissioners who announced during their regular meeting Wednesday that plans for a judicial sale are progressing.  Fifty-one propertie More...

CCSD superintendent submits resignation

A $100,000 annual salary, guaranteed 3.5 percent yearly raises and a new fifive-year contract wasn’t enough to keep Cameron County School District superintendent Kevin O’Donnell around.  School board members just before press time Th More...

New agriculture educator hits the ground running

Agriculture is constantly changing. More...

News

Upgrades made at historic cemetery

Visitors to the Portage Township Cemetery this Memorial Day will be pleasantly surprised by what they see at the 160- year-old site.  They will be greeted by a new, paved road and a new parking lot.  More...

Meeting on Rt. 6 ‘Scenic Byway’ Monday

Communities in the Rt. 6 area can benefit from the road being designated as a “National Scenic Byway.” Details will be discussed at the next meeting of the Pa. Rt. More...

Numbers in the News

25 A comprehensive study of shale gas drilling in Pennsylvania confirmed 25 “major” infractions among almost 3,000 violations on record from 2008 through most of 2011. Some 62 percent of violations reported by the Pa. Dept. More...

Potter County News

Water Quality Work Group taking care of business

Many months ago, water quality was identified as a top priority when members of the Potter County Natural Gas Task Force were surveyed about their concerns.  What resulted was the formation of a Water Quality Work Group that meets regularly to c More...

Open house at Boys & Girls Club

Potter County Boys and Girls Club welcomed prospective members and the public to an open house at the Alliance Youth Barn in north Coudersport, which is the first of what organizers hope will be a series of centers countywide.  Volunteers and su More...

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A Potter County woman and her passenger were taken by Emporium Ambulance for observation after the car she was driving veered from Rt. More...

Outdoors

Precious Alaskan resource threatened by mining

When I was in college I spent three incredible summers in Alaska working as a fishing guide. One of those years was spent on the Mulchatna River, a productive salmon fishery in the Bristol Bay drainage of Southwest Alaska.  More...

65 elk licenses to be issued; herd at 800 strong

There will be 65 licenses issued for this year’s controlled elk hunt in Pennsylvania.  Chris Rosenberry, the wildlife biologist who heads the Game Commission’s deer and elk programs, recommended that fifigure while reporting that the More...

Introductory handgun course

An introductory handgun course for women is being held June 11-14 at the Black Forest Conservation Association clubhouse on Jenkins Hill, between Coudersport and Austin.  The course is aimed at women who have done little or no shooting. More...

Obituaries

Mary Cavanaugh

Mary Cavanaugh, 86, a native of Emporium, died May 12, 2012, in Fairfax, Va.  She was the daughter of Mary Arnold and Frank Cavanaugh of Emporium.  More...

Death Notices

Stanley Kolby   More...