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Renee Margocee: Redefining WV through investment in the arts (Opinion)

This op-ed was published in West Virginia's Charleston Gazette-Mail on March 24th. I believe Ms. Margocee's perspective can translate to Garrett County and our economy. -- Sarah As West Virginians, we are engaged in the urgent but elusive task of imagining a new...

Declaration Networks Announces NeuBeam Broadband Expansion

NeuBeam™, a broadband service of Declaration Networks Group, Inc. (DNG), announced the expansion of their commercial grade broadband network serving residents and businesses in Garrett County, MD and portions of the surrounding counties in West Virginia.  The recent...

Lady Lakers make strides this season

Garrett College’s Women’s Basketball team have been hard at work since early this fall, with many practices in preparation for this shortened season.  The Lady Laker’s record is currently 3-3.  “We have been improving as a team each game, and everyone on the team...

DCL Lions Seeking Support for Proposed Pump Track

The Deep Creek Lake Lions Club is seeking comments and support for Garrett County's first pump track planned for the Club's community park in McHenry, MD. A pump track is a looped sequence of rollers and banked turns for bicycle riders. They are designed to be ridden...

MPT Raffle

ABOUT THE RAFFLE The MPT Foundation invites you to enter drawings to win multiple prizes, including a $10,000 grand prize. This year's raffle features a total of 55 prizes, some drawn as early bird prizes. Raffle tickets are $30 each and limited to only 2,750 tickets...

Garrett County Following Maryland’s Lead in Vaccination Priorities

Garrett County Following Maryland’s Lead in Vaccination Priorities By Garrett County Joint Information Center Team Governor Larry Hogan announced in a press conference on Thursday that Maryland will open up Phase 2 COVID-19 vaccination eligibility in waves based on...

Letting Go of Tobacco

Letting Go of Tobacco By Diane Lee, Public Information Officer, Garrett County Health Department The Garrett County Health Department will be offering two free Quit Now classes to help individuals who would like to kick the nicotine habit. Both classes will begin at...

Garrett County COVID-19 Cases Increase

Garrett County COVID-19 Cases Increase By Garrett County Joint Information Center Team Garrett County has seen an increase in COVID-19 cases in the past week. A total of 25 new cases have been reported since March 8th, bringing the new total to 1,873. The case rate...

Warm Spring Weather Brings Out Various Species of Ticks

Warm Spring Weather Brings Out Various Species of Ticks By Diane Lee, Public Information Officer, Garrett County Health Department With the arrival of warm weather in Garrett County, we should expect and be prepared for the reemergence of ticks. Several species of...

Garrett County Easing COVID-19 Restrictions Per Governor’s Orders

Garrett County Easing COVID-19 Restrictions Per Governor’s Orders March 12, 2021, Oakland, MD – In a press conference on Tuesday, March 9th, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced the end of some restrictions and the reduction of others. These changes do not signal...

Some COVID-19 Restrictions Eased; Masking Still Required

Governor Larry Hogan announced the end of some restrictions and the reduction of others during a press conference on Tuesday, March 9th. These changes do not signal the end of the pandemic. Other safety measures remain in effect to continue to protect the many...

Autumn Glory Grand Feature Parade Transitions to GOBA

A popular event of the annual Garrett County Autumn Glory Celebration is changing hands. The Grand Feature Parade, held on the Saturday of Autumn Glory festivities, has been traditionally organized and presented by the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce. After...

Music at Penn Alps 2021 Season Update

To Our Loyal Audience: 2021 -- Our 28th Season May Happen! We want to thank all our supporters and attendees for helping us have a successful 27th season way back in 2019. With about 16% of Garrett County currently vaccinated, the State is working hard to catch-up,...

Health Department Encourages Safe Removal of Unused Opioids

Health Department Encourages Safe Removal of Unused Opioids By Diane Lee, Public Information Officer, Garrett County Health Department More than 100 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose, and millions are addicted to these prescription pain medications. One...

Garrett County Making Progress in Vaccinating Residents

Garrett County Making Progress in Vaccinating Residents By Garrett County Joint Information Center Team Vaccinations against COVID-19 are continuing in Garrett County and across the nation. Each week the Garrett County Health Department coordinates vaccine clinics...

Purchase a Paw Print and Help Save Homeless Animals!

Each paw print you purchase supports Mocha's Fund, which provides emergency medical care to homeless animals rescued by HART. The fund covers issues such as broken bones, infections, malnutrition and many other problems. Check out the list of businesses and buy your...

Garrett College’s Coach Dennis Gibson Reaches 700th Career Win

Garrett College’s Head Men’s Basketball Coach Dennis Gibson, earned his 700th career win on February 24th, 2021 with a double-overtime 107-100 victory against arch-rival Allegany College of Maryland on the road at Bob Kirk Arena. “To have 700 wins at this level of...

Oakland Police investigating vandalism at Broadford Lake Park

Authorities are investigating numerous acts of vandalism at Broadford Lake Park. The incidents occurred around the dates of January 31, 2021 and February 14, 2021. Oakland City Police were alerted that structures in the park were spray painted with obscene pictures,...

Groceries to Go! Volunteers Needed

Groceries to Go! — otherwise known as the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) — is a federal program that provides food to low-income seniors. Through partnerships with local nonprofits like Garrett County Community Action, the program distributes boxes of...