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This article has been adapted from an original video report posted by NewsWest9 on May 16, 2024. The Middle Pecos Groundwater Conservation District (MPGCD) has unveiled a new website that is linked to public data from every water well in Pecos County, Texas. Many places in West Texas rely on groundwater for everything from drinking to irrigation. In areas with sparse water, it is important to monitor and track the groundwater supply. In Pecos County, the Middle Pecos Groundwater Conservation District has turned to a new system to track the pumping activity from aquifers to ensure enough water remains for everyone. "So, the groundwater ...
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Photo by Ellie Marshall Lindbergh School District educators practice applying tourniquets on each other, pictured above, following the Mehlville Fire Protection District’s Mobile Integrated Health Department’s presentation on bleeding control techniques April 26. “This one’s generally the easiest to put on because it doesn’t really involve touching the wound directly,” MFPD Community Paramedic Nick Marty told the group. This article was originally published by Call Newspapers on April 30, 2024 at by Ellie Marshall , Staff Reporter MISSOURI - The Mehlville Fire Protection District’s Mobile Integrated Health (MIH) Department taught Lindbergh ...
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This article was originally published by Edglentoday.com . It was submitted by the Madison County Administrator's Office and published May 3 2024 11:51 AM EDWARDSVILLE, IL— Godfrey Fire Protection District gets a $60,000 boost in communication from Madison County ARPA funding. Madison County assisted the fire district in building a new 80-foot communication tower at its newly built fire station on Godfrey Road. In April, Madison County Board member Valarie Doucleff of Godfrey presented a ceremonial check to Godfrey Fire Chief Eric Cranmer, Deputy Fire Chief Thomas Wills and Godfrey Fire District Trustee Gerard Fischer. Fire Chief Eric Cranmer said ...
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This article was originally published by the Spokesman-Review on May 5, 2024. It was written by Amanda Sullender . Photo credit: The Inlander For over 30 years, the Spokane Regional Health District has provided direct health care services to the city’s residents struggling with addiction. Now, the public health agency is conducting a study to see if the public might be better served if its Opioid Treatment Services division is independent. Health district board members approved the study last week at the request of Administrative Officer Alicia Thompson, who started in her job about six months ago. “The opioid and fentanyl crisis has everyone ...
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Photo: A section of the Pilot Butte Canal crosses under Smith Rock Way in Terrebonne in October 2019. By MICHAEL KOHN The Bulletin This article was originally posted May 6, 2024 in the Bend Bulletin and is available in audio format. The Central Oregon and North Unit irrigation districts have teamed up for a campaign to boost awareness of water piping projects in the Deschutes Basin. In a news release, the districts describe the campaign as “a proactive step” toward addressing the need for water conservation and infrastructure modernization. The campaign launches Wednesday with public announcements on TV and social media platforms that identify ...
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FULL MOSQUITO SURVEILLANCE TRAPPING STARTED THIS WEEK STOCKTON, CA - San Joaquin County Mosquito and Vector Control District’s (District) mosquito-borne disease surveillance started a full trapping schedule this week. Starting this week, District personnel are placing sixty-five carbon dioxide-baited traps throughout San Joaquin County. Collected weekly, these strategic locations give the District a strong representative sample of the mosquito population, species activity, and mosquito-borne disease. With this data, when deemed necessary, the District increases mosquito control in any identified area, working to reduce the risk of mosquito-borne illness ...
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This article was originally published by The Lufkin Daily News on March 14, 2024. It was written by Josh Edwards/The Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel NACOGDOCHES, TX — The healing is already starting at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. The Nacogdoches County Hospital District retook control of the health care facility from Lion Star early Monday morning. By Tuesday morning, employee morale was on the upswing as the transition put to an end the uncertainty facing hundreds after Lion Star began layoffs and said the hospital was in “imminent danger of closing.” “It’s like we can breathe again,” Robert Scott, the facilities manager for the hospital, said Tuesday ...
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This article was first published on March 27, 2024 by Community Impact . It was written by Aubrey Vogel . Residents and businesses in the Katy and Fulshear areas can expect to begin using more surface water as early as 2026. What’s happening With a regional requirement to reduce groundwater consumption, the West Harris County Regional Water Authority partnered with the North Fort Bend Water Authority in 2011 to construct the more than $1.2 billion Surface Water Supply Project . The project will bring surface water from Lake Houston west across the Greater Houston area with over 55 miles of pipeline. The update The Kinder Morgan ...
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Originally posted in Clay Today by Jack Randall on February 15, 2024. STARKE – According to UF/IFAS, Clay County is home to more than 400 farms of varying sizes and types of operations: cow/calf and beef, beekeeping, timber, hay, hydroponics and aquaponics, vegetable, fruit and citrus operations. The county has a proud rural culture. However, rural living can be challenging. Sunlight, rainfall, weather, invasive species, pests, soil and erosion are all confounding variables that can make or break a harvest. That’s why Bradford and Clay Soil and Water Conservation Districts https://www.claysoilandwater.org/ are partnering to host a multi-county ...
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Photo credit: Decatur Park District website In addition to being awarded $2.8 million from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources PARC Grant Program for a new senior center, The Decatur Park District announced that they will also partner with CHELP to provide a “One Stop Shop” for seniors. The Decatur Park District has been awarded $2.8 million from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources ( IDNR ) PARC Grant Program. This grant from the IDNR will provide a newly constructed facility specifically designed for seniors. This will increase recreational opportunities, program offerings, and expand access for the social services that ...
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This article by Paula Hunt was originally published January 23, 2024 in the Peninsula Daily News . PORT ANGELES, WA — The Port of Port Angeles is looking ahead to the next 100 years of expansion and new ventures while standing by its core businesses, Executive Director Paul Jarkiewicz told the Port Angeles Business Association. “The port just celebrated its centennial,” Jarkiewicz said Jan. 16. “We’re now moving to the next one.” In January 1923, port commissioners met for the very first time, a few months after county voters overwhelmingly approved in November 1922 the creation of a port district that would raise revenue and improve ...
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Image credit: Community Transit This article originally appeared in the HeraldNet Everett, Washington on January 15, 2024 and was written by Jordan Hansen . The transit agency’s “Journey 2050” report gazes 25 years into the future, touching on ambitious goals with light rail arriving. Community Transit’s new long-term plan , Journey 2050, includes new Swift routes, a transition to zero emissions and a revamped approach with light rail service coming to Snohomish County. It spans 25 years and seeks to accomplish regional transit expansion, zero emissions and a broad goal to increase mobility. The Community Transit plan is also influenced ...
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The Chat with CTA chatbot will give riders quicker access to CTA’s website, providing answer to riders' questions and concerns within minutes. To better connect with its riders, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has partnered with Google Public Sector to develop Chat with a CTA chatbot, a new virtual assistant communication tool to help rider report issues and provide feedback to the agency. “We are committed to continuing to find new, convenient ways for our customers to contact us and using more modern technology can help improve the CTA travel experience,” said CTA President Dorval R. Carter, Jr. “We’re happy to be partnering with Google Public Sector ...
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This article was written by Karen Robes Meeks and published by Pacific Maritime Magazine on January 9, 2024. The Port of Olympia has deployed a research vessel to determine the scope of legacy pollution in Budd Inlet. Launched Jan. 8, the research vessel is tasked with collecting sediment samples in the inlet over the next two months for lab analysis. The results would help the port develop a cleanup plan. “The Port of Olympia recognizes the importance of addressing legacy pollutants in Budd Inlet,” port Director of Strategic Initiatives and Commission Affairs Camille St. Onge said. “We understand our responsibility to the community and the ...
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Kids learn to build a shelter during the Clear Creek Metropolitan Recreation District's winter break survival skills camp on Jan. 2. Credit: Chris Koeberl This article was originally written by Chris Koeberl and published by the Clear Creek Courant on January 4, 2024. A week-long series of classes organized by the Clear Creek Metropolitan Recreation District teaches kids 5 to 15 years old how to survive in the mountains that surround Idaho Springs. CCMRD Wilderness Survival Specialist Roary Archibald used real-life experience and hands-on learning techniques to teach the students. “The way I teach wilderness skills is kind of what ...
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Photo: A Southern Utah home is seen before and after a landscape conversion as part of the Water Efficient Landscape Program (Washington County Water Conservancy) This article originally appeared in KSL.com December 5, 2023 by Katie Workman Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District is a political subdivision of the State of Utah that provides water to cities, improvement districts, and retail customers within Salt Lake County. It is one of the largest water districts in Utah. It employs 160 people in all aspects of water: raw water, treatment, delivery, development, and conservation. Washington County Water Conservancy District is a not-for-profit ...
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Originally published on Pacific Marine Business News August 15, 2023 By Karen Robes Meeks The Port of Seattle plans to build a Maritime Innovation Center in the Ship Supply Building at Fishermen’s Terminal, the port announced Aug. 8. Port commissioners have agreed to invest $32.6 million toward building the center, which would house incubator and accelerator programs for businesses and nurture workforce development programs in the maritime industry. The center is expected to be built sustainably. “The transformation of the port’s oldest building into a world-class center is a reflection of the port’s commitment to investing in innovation so ...
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Photo by Kevin Loesch on Unsplash This article was originally published in the Havre Daily News by Christy Bambrough on June 20, 2023. Districts Make The Difference is not affiliated with the publisher and has posted this article for informational purposes only. Hill County Conservation District serves Hill County, Montana. The district was created in 1946, along with many other conservation districts in the United States, after the crisis of the Dust Bowl Era . Montana’s Conservation Districts represent the water, soil, and other natural resource needs of their communities. Each county has a district that monitors 310 stream permits and ...
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This article originally appeared in The News Review on nrt.com . Riddle Fire Protection District is a volunteer fire department in Douglas County, Oregon. In addition to fires, the crews respond to medical emergencies, vehicle accidents, rescue call and incidents involving hazardous materials. Photo credit: Riddle Fire Protection District The Riddle Fire Protection District was awarded funding through the Oregon State Fire Marshal, made possible through Senate Bill 762, to assist in mitigating wildfire risk in rural parts of Riddle’s fire district. This funding will make it possible for Riddle fire to conduct what is called “pre-incident triage” reporting ...
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This article was written by Conrad Swanson, Denver City Hall Reporter for The Fort Morgan Times. The article first appeared March 23, 2023 and can be viewed in its original form by following this link to The Fort Morgan Times. Image credit: Colorado Public Radio Climate change is transforming Colorado’s wildfire season into a year-round danger While Colorado’s wildfires are evolving to burn hotter, spread faster and reach farther, state officials combatting the natural disasters are evolving as well. The Telluride Fire Protection District is partnering with the San Miguel Power Association and an artificial intelligence company – ...
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