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The weather today will be mostly sunny with a high near 58 and a low around 40. West wind 5 to 11 mph.

Our newest cover art (and below) can be attributed to Bella’s Custom Designs. Miss Bella is only 11 years old and is offering hand-lettering and custom art work. We’re honored we can support a young entrepreneur in her new endeavor and look for her art to be a monthly feature. Please contact her if you need any design work done! Thank you, Bella!

Reported by the Garrett County Forestry Board: Sometime between Sunday 9/27/20 and the morning of Tuesday 9/29/20 two fire danger signs were stolen from along Route 219. The signs were located at the pull-off near the former Bill’s Outdoor Center and were beneficial in informing both residents and travelers of changing fire danger conditions. If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the MD Forest Service Garrett County Office at 301-334-3296 or Natural Resources Police at 301-777-7771.

Did you know October is Mars Month? Thank you to Bob Doyle, Emeritus, Frostburg State University for the October Garrett County Skies report.

Through the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund, Garrett College can now offer scholarships for area businesses wishing to provide employees with the opportunity to obtain industry required professional certification or licensure.

Maryland Courts are having to get creative in finding remote locations to get back to work. One Maryland county is using the Cow Palace; Garrett County is reported to use a high school gym.

The CDC is recommending lower-risk and limited-contact Halloween activities this year in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our new advertiser, the Deep Creek Fireplace and Outdoor Store is connected to the Oakland Oil’s “Spread the Warmth” initiative. By purchasing your fuel oil for your home, $0.5 per gallon will earn credit towards fuel for your church!