Urbanites are fleeing to rural communities out West

first_imgCitydwellers fleeing coronavirus have descended on rural communities across the Western U.S. (Credit: iStock)Well-heeled city slickers are looking far and wide to escape the virus. And many are settling on the remote communities of the American West.The influx of potential coronavirus carriers to small rural communities has some full-time residents worried about local outbreaks that their healthcare systems can’t handle, according to the Wall Street Journal.That’s the same dilemma facing many vacation communities outside New York City where urbanites fled in droves in recent weeks.The ski resort town of Big Sky, Montana is among the otherwise small off-season communities experiencing a surge in visitors. The local county, Gallatin County, accounts for more than a third of Montana’s 330 or so cases of COVID-19.Some community groups, like the Big Sky Chamber, are “not encouraging people to come at this time,” said CEO Candace Carr Strauss. Yellowstone Club, a resort in the town, also asked members to stay away.Late last month, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock issued a stay-at-home order and recently ordered out-of-state visitors to self-quarantine for two weeks.The Victory Ranch preserve outside Park City, Utah saw a surge in members coming out to wait out the pandemic in their cabins. It’s taxed the property’s management company, who is delivering groceries and takeout to people in their cabins. [WSJ] – Dennis Lynch This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more

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Airgas profit surges 34 per cent

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InFocus: Supply management tossed out; farm bill fails

first_imgOn June 20, 2013, the U.S. House of Representativesvoted to remove the Dairy Market Stabilization Programfrom the dairy reform provisions proposed in the farm bill ona 291-135 vote.advertisementadvertisement At first, the vote seemed like a defeat for thosewho had advocated for the Dairy Security Act for more thantwo years. But then the chamber surprised most everyoneby failing to pass the broader farm bill legislation to whichdairy reforms were attached on a 234-195 vote.Click here or on the image to download a PDF showing a district-by-district illustration of how the whole countryvoted when asked the question: Toss out supply managementfor milk production? PDlast_img

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Stone to lead Port Moresby Suburban Ducks

first_imgBy KEVIN TEME PNG Sprint sensation Nelson Stone has been a role model to many aspiring sports men and women in the country. His achievement in his career as an athlete speaks volumes even being crowned the gold medalist in various international championships including Pacific Games. But something for sure Stone loves to do is giving back his time and effort in helping youths in his Tokarara suburb and other suburbs in Moresby West. Seeing sports as a tool for change, the PNG sprinter has given his time to the youths and his efforts has been recognised by the Port Moresby Suburban Sports Association by appointing him as the head coach of the Suburban Ducks in the Southern Confederation’s Zone trials currently underway in Port Moresby. Stone is also the head coach for the Tokarara Newst Rugby League. Stone has being given the opportunity to showcase his coaching talent when he leads Port Moresby Suburban select side for the Southern Confederation Selection trials which will kick off this weekend for the Men’s A grade division. Meanwhile the Port Moresby Suburban select side known as the Suburban Ducks which was named this week has; Simon Piyo, Zechamah Elpa Greg Kapia Walter Mirupasi Simon Lari Alex Amos Nelson Kapi Olape Kaloma Henny Kepas Paul Amil Reiyo Rex Joe Timbi Michael Chris Kopran Ali May Poiya Jethro Anga Elizah Aiyo Kondie Tape Lian Pangu Elizah Kutz Jonah Hokira Francis Nest Joel Palus Stone is the head coach while his assistant is Juda John and the team trainer is Michael Mini and Sosla Gaegae is the team manager. The men’s competition is set to start this Sunday.last_img read more

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