Products of winter
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Allegany, Garrett seek ‘energy corridor’ in western Md.
ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s two westernmost counties are seeking state support for development of an “energy corridor” recognizing the economic value of the region’s natural resources. Allegany and Garrett county officials are pitching the proposal at their annual breakfast for state legislators Friday in Annapolis. They say western Maryland has abundant coal, natural gas and [...]
FEMA aid sought for blizzard damage in western Md.
WASHINGTON — Some of Maryland’s federal lawmakers are pressing the Federal Emergency Management Agency to give Garrett County more help in recovering from a blizzard spawned by Superstorm Sandy. Democratic Rep. John Delaney said Thursday that he and the state’s two U.S. senators have asked FEMA to reconsider its rejection of individual assistance for Garrett […]
Permit official: Garrett Co. wind project in sensitive area
OAKLAND — A Garrett County permitting official says most of a proposed wind farm on Fourmile Ridge lies in areas designated as sensitive by the state. Permit and Inspections Division Chief Jim Torrington says 75 percent of the proposed wind farm is in areas designated as having rare, threatened and endangered species. The Cumberland Times-News […]
Homicide added to DUI charges in Garrett Co. fatal crash
OAKLAND — The Garrett County Sheriff’s Office says homicide charges have been added to driving under the influence charges filed against an Oakland man following a fatal crash in December. The sheriff’s office says 24-year-old Bryson Matthew Dixon has been charged with three counts of homicide by motor vehicle. Authorities say 21-year-old Samantha Gibson died […]
Some in Western Maryland signed low-rent drilling leases with middlemen
The land men came one evening in 2006, offering property owners modest riches for a simple act: leasing their land rights to the natural gas industry’s middlemen.
Elk proponents hope for Md. decision by spring
HAGERSTOWN — A group supporting the reintroduction of elk in western Maryland says it hopes the state will decide this spring whether to move forward on the proposal. The Maryland Legislative Sportsmen’s Foundation said Wednesday it’s trying to muster the support of local government officials and sportsmen in Allegany and Garrett counties. The Garrett County […]
Garrett County killer gets life without parole
OAKLAND — A Garrett County man has been sentenced to life without parole for fatally stabbing a friend in an apparent dispute over the victim’s girlfriend. Forty-seven-year-old Jeffrey Minnick was sentenced Friday for the first-degree murder of 24-year-old Timothy Lax of Oakland. Lax and 18-year-old Jessica Baker were stabbed to death May 31, 2011. Minnick […]
Rocky Gap Lodge names new general manager
FLINTSTONE — The new owner of the Rocky Gap Lodge and Golf Resort near Cumberland is installing a new general manager to oversee the resort’s transition to casino gambling. Lakes Entertainment Inc. of Minnetonka, Minn., said Thursday that Scott Just will take over in the new year. Just is currently a vice president with Lakes […]
More than 6,000 Md. power outages due to storm
HAGERSTOWN — Utility companies say they’re working to restore electricity to more than 6,000 customers in central and western Maryland affected by a winter storm. More than 4,000 of the outages Thursday were in Harford and Baltimore counties. Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. says it’s preparing for more outages as winds pick up after Wednesday’s […]
Garrett County names top economic official
Michael Koch loves Garrett County — the scenic mountains, the small-town charm, the booming agriculture and the tourism.
Garrett Co. reviews actions as storm cleanup continues
OAKLAND — Garrett County officials are reviewing their response to Superstorm Sandy, which dumped 3 feet of heavy, wet snow, and caused catastrophic damage to the power system, closed roads and threatened communications networks. At a briefing Thursday in Oakland, county commissioners and staff talked about the challenges they faced during and after the storm. […]