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The weather today will be mostly cloudy with a high near 70 and a low around 51.

We had exceptional photos shared with us by Ken Oyerly. You may have seen this image on our Instagram @deepcreektimes:

And the second photo of heat lightning from Ken — be sure to check out his work at

Garrett County has proceeded, per state directive, to allow expanded indoor operation at restaurants from 50 to 75 percent capacity. As the Governor announces continued phased openings or, as he eases restrictions related to the COVID -19 State of Emergency, those actions will apply in Garrett County unless the Garrett County Health Officer directs otherwise.

The sign marking Negro Mountain and its elevation along Route 40 has been donated to the Grantsville Community Museum. Senator Edwards has asked for new signs to be installed and has received a favorable response. The Grantsville Community Museum has been closed due to the Covid-19 virus, but is still accepting historical memorabilia from northern Garrett County. If you have items to donate to the museum, call president Sue Beachy at 301-895-5387. The museum is not accepting visitors now but they hope to open to the public next spring.

The Turkey Trail will be part of this year’s Autumn Glory festivities. The website will feature a map along with a listing of local turkey dinners served in our region. To be included in the listing, restaurants, and organizations are requested to submit a form to the Heritage Area by September 30.

The Garrett County Chamber will also host an Autumn Glory Float Contest from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 10, 2020. The floats will be available for viewing at various locations and you can vote for your favorite at  The top three vote-getters will win cash prizes!