Friday January 10, Saturday January 11, Sunday January 11

The weather today will be cloudy with a high near 53 and a low around 47. South wind 10 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Saturday will bring a chance of rain, mainly after 10am. Overall, cloudy with a high near 60 and a low around 47. South wind 13 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph. Sunday will be mostly sunny with a high near 50 and a low around 37.

MaryMeBlogger shared this snowy overlook photo with us!

Mary Snowy Overlook at Deep Creek Lake, MD

The Maryland Board of Public Works yesterday unanimously approved more than $18.8 million in Rural Legacy Program grants for conservation easements in 18 counties. Funding from these grants will permanently protect more than 4,500 acres of working farms, forests, open space, shorelines, and wetlands — plus cultural and historic resources — throughout the state.

There are no 2020 easements in Garrett County but an area called “Bear Creek” is part of the Rural Legacy Program. Bear Creek is 31,457 acres protecting the Bear Creek watershed.

Enjoy fun (and free) gaming with Mountaintop Tabletop at the Grantsville Ruth Enlow Library. From 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.!

TEDCO, Maryland’s economic engine for technology companies, announced today that its programs: Rural Business Innovation Initiative (RBII Fund), Builder Fund (Builder Fund), Seed Funds (Seed Fund) and Maryland Venture Fund (MVF) are now accepting applications for investments.

The Board of Garrett County Commissioners presented an overview of county projects, mandates, and projected costs as an annual county update on Monday, January 6, 2020.

The next Business Before Hours will be held on January 21, 2020. The keynote speaker will feature Dr. Daraius Irani, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Applied Research at Towson University giving an economic forecast. The event will be 8 am – 9:30 am in the Crawford Room at Wisp Resort.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces the opening of the winter turkey season, which runs statewide from January 23-25 for hunters who did not harvest a turkey during the 2019 fall season. Hunting hours are from one half-hour before sunrise to one half-hour after sunset. The bag limit is one turkey of either sex.