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Myers Named to Garrett College’s Board of Trustees

New trustee is local business owner and 9th-generation county resident  Karen Myers, a ninth-generation Garrett Countian who serves as president of Mountaineer Log & Siding Company, is the newest member of the Garrett College Board of Trustees. “I have endeavored...

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Road Closure Notice from CSX Transportation

ROAD CLOSURE NOTICE FROM CSX TRANSPORTATION -SWANTON ROAD 8/9-8/13/21 Garrett County Government Public Works Department – Roads Division PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT ROADSAFE TRAFFIC SYSTEMS CSX TRANSPORTATION SWANTON ROAD CSX Transportation will be performing...

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Are You Up For The Buy Local Challenge?

Statewide promotion challenges Marylanders to support local farms and producers by enjoying Maryland grown products during Buy Local Week Are you up for the ‘Challenge’ to buy local during Buy Local Week? The statewide Buy Local Challenge (BLC) encourages Marylanders...

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Delta Variant of COVID-19 Identified in Garrett County

By Diane Lee, Public Information Officer, Garrett County Health Department The Garrett County Health Department was notified today that the highly contagious COVID-19 Delta variant has been confirmed in Garrett County.  The Maryland Public Health Laboratory conducts...

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Volunteers Needed for 2021 Art & Wine Festival

Volunteers are needed for the annual Deep Creek Lake Art & Wine Festival scheduled for Friday and Saturday, September 10th and 11th, at the Garrett County Fairgrounds in McHenry. This year the committee added Friday night premium wine tasting to the weekend. This...

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“Skyhoundz” World Qualifying Classic Returns July 24 & 25

The “Skyhoundz” Classic World Canine Disc Championship Series, which is the largest disc-dog series in the world, is set for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July 23rd through 25th at the Lions Club Ball Park, adjacent to the HART Animal Center, on Bumble Bee Road, in...

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Town of Oakland Routine Water Testing

The Town of Oakland, MD water department will be conducting routine flow testing and fire hydrant flushing at various locations throughout the system on July 22nd and 23rd.  Residents may have colored water during the testing and are advised to let the water run until...

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Library Offers One-on-One Tech Help

Have questions about using your phone, laptop or tablet? Want to learn how to download books and more? The Ruth Enlow Library will be offering free one-on-one tech help (on the subject of your choice) for patrons the last Thursday of every month starting on July 29,...

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COVID-19 Contract Tracing Continues as Numbers Rise Slightly

By Diane Lee, Public Information Officer, Garrett County Health Department State and local public health continue to do contract tracing when they are notified of positive COVID-19 cases. Garrett County experienced a slight increase in COVID-19 cases over the last...

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Maryland Backlogged E-ZPass & Video Tolls Now Posting

The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) has resumed processing and posting E-ZPass® tolls and Video Tolls (Notices of Toll Due) that were delayed due to COVID-19 and Maryland's transition this spring/summer to its new tolling system. Between March and October...

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July 14 and 17 Farmer’s Market Availability

A L L Produce Lantz Family Tomatoes Green Bell Peppers Green Beans Berries Pickling cucumbers Cabbage Cauliflower Kale Kohlrabi Cucumbers Broccoli Lettuce New Red Potatoes Salad Mix Yellow Squash Zucchini Anna Carnal Honey lip balm lavender body cream calendula salve...

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Blood Shortage Continues: Red Cross Needs Donors Now

While donors across the country have rolled up a sleeve to give this summer, the need for blood remains crucial for patients relying on lifesaving transfusions. The American Red Cross continues to experience a severe blood shortage and donors of all blood types –...

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County Commissioners Announce Public Meeting Agenda

PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA Tuesday, July 20, 2021 Meeting will also be Live Streamed at https://www.facebook.com/garrettcountygovernment/ Agenda Session Times are Approximate The Board of County Commissioners may close a portion of this public meeting and move into...

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Board of Education Meeting – July 13, 2021

The Garrett County Board of Education will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 13, 2021. The Board will meet in the Board Room at Central Office. The meeting is open to the public but will also be live-streamed for public review. Public comment for the...

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Night Sounds

Ever been out at night and wondered, "What's that sound?" Come join us at the Boxcar Stage, B&O Railroad Museum in Oakland on Monday, July 12, 2021 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm to learn about the night sounds of Garrett County. Kevin Dodge, Director of Natural Resources...

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Summer Reading Club kicked off with Reptile Wonders!

Summer Reading Club 2021 – “Tails and Tales” – began this year with a kick-off event hosted by the Ruth Enlow Library and presented by Reptile Wonders! With 500 people combined in attendance at the two shows in Oakland and Grantsville on Wednesday, June 30th, Reptile...

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Garrett County Sheriff’s Department is Hiring

The Garrett County Sheriff Department will accept applications and conduct interviews for Correctional Officers, Sheriff Deputies and Public Safety Communication Officers with 911 at the Garrett County Courthouse at 313 E. Alder Street, Oakland, MD. Entry will be made...

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July 6 Public Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, July 6, 2021 Meeting will also be Live Streamed at https://www.facebook.com/garrettcountygovernment/ Agenda Session Times are Approximate The Board of County Commissioners may close a portion of this public meeting and move into Executive Session to comply...

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Republican Women’s Club Meeting

The next meeting of the Garrett County Republican Women's Club will be its annual picnic on Wednesday, July 14th, at the Accident Town Park West Pavilion on Wood Street.  Social time will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and the program at 6:00 p.m.  Elected...

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Play Hard, Live Clean Campaign Promotes Clean Lifestyle

During the 2020-2021 school year, each public school in Garrett County again participated in the Garrett County Health Department’s Play Hard, Live Clean (PHLC) campaign, a healthy lifestyle campaign designed to encourages youth to make good choices by recognizing and...

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Garrett County Health Department Issues Overdose Alert

By Diane Lee, Public Information Officer, Garrett County Health Department The Garrett County Health Department has issued its second overdose alert for the month of June after learning about a cluster of opiate related overdoses that happened over the weekend....

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Vaccinate Now to Reduce Interruptions to Life in the Future

By Diane Lee, Public Information Officer, Garrett County Health Department Garrett County’s 7-day case rate per 100,000 has held steady at 0 for the last six days, making the county’s positivity rate less than one-half of one percent, at 0.46%. “People are tempted to...

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Garrett County Planning Sesquicentennial Celebrations

Planning continues for Garrett County’s sesquicentennial celebrations. Led by Garrett County Government, this sesquicentennial, or 150th anniversary, will commemorate the formation of Garrett County from Allegany County on December 4, 1872. The sesquicentennial...

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