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The weather for today will be mostly cloudy with scattered showers mainly before 4pm. Gradually becoming mostly clear overnight; a high near 47 with a low around 40.

A reminder that anyone affected by the Luke Mill closing can go to to register for assistance.  A recruitment fair will be held today at the Bruce Outreach Center from 11-7pm.

There is also a meeting for loggers affected by the Luke Mill closure: Today’s Mountain Loggers meeting will be at the Garrett County Fairgrounds Ag Heritage Building at 6pm and state legislators, county commissioners, and county economic development staff will be in attendance to discuss the impact of the Verso Mill closing. They ask that anyone planning to attend RSVP to Andrew Sisler at 304-288-1927.

The Garrett County Health Department will be holding rabies clinics this week and various locations throughout the county — tonight the event will be held at the Gorman Fire Dept. from 5-6pm.

Fisherman (dad and son) and Goslings along the Lake

The Maryland Amphibian and Reptile Atlas is now available from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. This atlas is a result of over 1,000 community scientist volunteers and biologists working together to document distributions of reptiles and amphibians across the state.

Win 2 tickets to the Garrett County Celtic Festival, in Friendsville, MD on June 1st. Take the whole family to celebrate the cultural heritage of Celtic peoples from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and Brittany and their influence on Appalachia with a daylong festival by the bonnie banks of the Youghiogheny River in the Town Park in Friendsville, Maryland.  The Celtic Festival is a family friendly event featuring traditional and contemporary Celtic music, Irish and Scottish dancing, Highland athletes, Pipe & Drum bands, Clans, living history and educational presentations, Celtic Marketplace, Bairns (Children’s) activities area, and many activities planned throughout the day.
TO WIN: Check out the Celtic Fest schedule at and email us the name of the monster kids will learn about at 11:00am. Winner will be randomly drawn from all correct entries received by Friday May 17th at 4:00pm EST.

From the Maryland MVA — Some Maryland driver’s licenses & ID cards may be recalled if they are not in compliance w/ federally-mandated Real ID requirements. Need to check if you’re affected? Use our #REALID lookup tool: and learn more here.