The people in charge of the project disagree. Dredging will not only clear the way for more boat traffic, they say, but it will clean out 800,000 cubic yards of zinc, mercury, and lead infused sludge, eliminating decades of runoff from a river that winds through a good portion of Miami’s urban core. Contracts for the project are out for bid right now, notwithstanding grumbling from river regulars like Byrd, who claims the dredging is just another way to line someone’s pockets.
The Texas Supreme Court ruled on two water cases in 2016 with widespread implications for future water battles in fast growing, drought prone Texas. In February, it handed a victory to farmers, ranchers and other longstanding water rights holders by declining to take up a Brazos River case. Denying a state petition for review, the justices left in place a lower court ruling that said Texas cannot give special treatment to cities or power generators over more water rights holders on parched rivers even if the state declares it necessary to protect the health, safety and welfare.
Well, free does mean that there is no need for quality control. In most cases, the quality of the picture and audio is bad. They are utterly legal as these are all broadcast from free to air stations. So, your daughter is getting marriedcongratulations! After the hugs, kisses and best wishes, you might wonder what you have to do. The answer: not much. When the father of the bride had to pay the bill, his wife was often charged with planning the ceremony.
Also involved is The Antigonish County Adult Learning Association (ACALA), a not for profit organization dedicated to providing adult learning opportunities. A recent division is ACALA TV that produces films highlighting community news and issues. It operates out of the Peoples’ Place Library and will be on hand to film Antigonishers as they provide their own renditions of the Happy dance.
Now that the filing period has closed for local elections, we have posted the results below. Of note, the following City of Edmonds positions are unopposed: Mayor Dave Earling and City Councilmembers Diana Buckshnis and Tom Mesaros. Of the remaining council races, incumbent Lora Petso is being challenged by Edmonds Planning Board Chair Neil Tibbott; QWest Executive David Teitzel will face Sister City Commissioner Alicia Crank for the position being vacated by Joan Bloom; and newly appointed Councilmember Michael Nelson will run against perennial council candidate and community volunteer Alvin Rutledge..