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Yesterday was a nice, bright day, with a lot of the snow that fell Saturday night, and previously, melted.  Today will be partly sunny, with a high near 56 and a low around 43. West wind 9 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph, and with a chance of showers in the wee hours of the evening.

Please don’t forget that you can get the complete, multi-faceted weather summary and forecast on our weather page.  We believe it is the most complete weather report for around the lake-area as we use a number of sources, including National Weather Service reports and the local weather station at Garrett College.  Click here to check it out.

The lake has not completely frozen over yet, but some of the coves had ice during the recent cold spell.  A number of hardy ice fisher(wo)men ventured out Saturday and there were even a few left on Sunday afternoon.  Here’s a photo of the fishermen along Cherry Creek Cove taken by my wife on Saturday. It’s a bit fuzzy but it shows the level of activity there.  Please be very careful out there as there is plenty of open water on the lake.

Ice Fisherman

Ice Fishing at Cherry Creek Cove

Happy Black History Month folks.  First proposed in 1969 by educators at Kent State University, and then practiced at various educational and other institutions, it was then recognized by president Gerald Ford as part of the Nation’s bicentennial celebration.

After months of training, the Office of the State Fire Marshal Bomb Squad is prepared to deploy its newest bomb disposal robot – the new Telerob Telemax PRO. The robot will be placed into service and ready to mitigate possible explosive hazards as of today. It cost $400,000 but that is a small price to pay if it can safe just one life.

Hungry?  Don’t forget that today is Half-Price Monday (for pizza) at Brenda’s Pizzeria.  There are those and other specials to be found on our events and dining specials pages.  They are just a click away. Tell them Mike at Deep Creek Times sent ya!

The Board of County Commissioners is holding a public meeting this afternoon starting at 3:00 pm at the County Courthouse.  Here’s the agenda.