(Mehoopany) – Connection for Oil, Gas & Environment in the Northern Tier, Inc. (COGENT) is pleased to announce a $50,000 grant award from the U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration for pipeline emergencies training. These funds will be used for training first responders in Bradford, Sullivan,Continue Reading

Photos and Story by Rick Hiduk Susquehanna County Dairy Princess and Elk Lake High School junior Merecedes Spickerman (left) and PA State Dairy Princess Lu-Anne Antisdel from West Warren, Bradford County, were among the dairy royalty who offered milk, cheese, and ice cream to guests at the newly combined AgContinue Reading

Photos and Story by Rick Hiduk The Wyoming County Commissioners chambers at the courthouse in Tunkhannock were filled on March 11, as representatives from Luzerne-Wyoming Counties Mental Health and Developmental Services (MH/DS), several elected officials, and clients served by the agency joined the regular meeting of the commissioners for aContinue Reading

(Harrisburg) – Legislation sponsored by Reps. Garth Everett (Lycoming), Tina Pickett (Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna), Sandra Major (Susquehanna/Wayne/Wyoming) and Matt Baker (Tioga/Bradford) to clarify minimum royalty payments in state law was the subject of a meeting of the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee Tuesday in Harrisburg. House Bill 1684 would directly respond toContinue Reading

When I wrote “Preempt the Winter Blues” back in November 2013, I nor anyone else could have imagined the harsh winter that lie ahead. http://endlessmtnlifestyles.wordpress.com/2013/11/24/ricks-report-preempt-the-winter-blues/ In it, I offered three key suggestions to stave off the harbingers of winter depression: stay warm, make your own brightness, and don’t let theContinue Reading

Photos and Story by Rick Hiduk Wyoming County Commissioners (from left) Ron Williams, Tom Henry, and Judy Mead and the county’s election board honored (continuing from left) Janet Kristunas, Walter Reese and (not pictured) William Dodge for 50 years each of consecutive voting in local and national elections. In aContinue Reading