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July 15th, 2014

Competitors ready to glide into Big Spring

July 15, 2014

“Strongest, smoothest, most consistent conditions of all the major U.S. competitions. Air conditioned pilot lounge, hangar, paved runways, ice cream, water and all facilities.”

That’s how the U.S. Hang Gliding Para Gliding Association (USHPA) describes Big Spring on its website.

According to Airpark Director Jim Little, more than 60 competitors have registered for this year’s event, to be held Aug. 3 to 9, surpassing previous years

For more of this story, read Tuesday's edition of the Herald.

Farmer’s Market vendors welcome

July 15, 2014

Call it a retro idea or the hard copy of the digital version.

Vendors can still sign up to participate in the Elbow Creek Hay & Feed Farmer’s Market which is the physical spin-off of the fledgling, original on-line version — elbowcreek.locallygrown.net.

“We had a lot of interest from our customers to have a more traditional Farmer’s Market,” said Nancy Raney, who co-owns Elbow Creek Hay & Feed with her husband Hugh. “Since opening the feed store, I’ve seen quite a lot of interest in eating healthy, locally grown foods.

For more of this story, read Tuesday's edition of the Herald.

July 14th

1 killed, three injured in rollover

July 14, 2014

An early Sunday morning crash claimed the life of a Big Spring girl.

Fifteen-year-old Shelly Lopez was killed and three others were hospitalized as the result of injuries received in a one-vehicle rollover shortly after 5 a.m. Sunday on the 1300 block of East Fourth St.

For more of this story, read Monday's edition of the Herald.

KBSB urges residents to go native while planting

July 14, 2014

If you plant it, will it grow?

That is a question members of Keep Big Spring Beautiful can answer after creating a native and adaptive plant demonstration garden at the Dora Roberts Community Center.

“We hope people will visit it and see what plants will work,” said Jan Hansen, of KBBB who co-chaired the project along with Willia Ledford. “Hopefully, they will go home and start supplementing these water wise plants for other plants and grasses that use more water since we are being prohibited on our water usage in this area.”

July 12th

Fireworks start grass fire, officials say

July 12, 2014

A grass fire Thursday afternoon that threatened some residential houses was caused by children playing with fireworks, according to Big Spring Fire Department officials.

Pick up a copy of the Herald for the rest of the story.

Council caps water service out of city limits

July 12, 2014

The city of Big Spring is limiting the number of customers living outside the city limits who receive water service.
During their Tuesday meeting, the city council approved an ordinance that effectively put a cap on the number of residents outside Big Spring's city limits who receive water from municipal sources.

Pick up a copy of the Herald for the rest of the story.

July 11th

Reliever route gets funding

July 11, 2014

Officials for the Ports to Plains Alliance announced Thursday funding for the northern portion of the Highway 87 reliever route has been secured, a step many people thought would not happen for decades.

“This is huge,” said Gloria McDonald, a member of the Ports to Plains Alliance. “We didn’t think we would get the northern portion for probably 20 years or if ever because we weren’t sure funding was going to be available.”

For more of this story, read Friday's edition of the Herald.

Firefighters quell blaze in neighborhood

July 11, 2014

A grass fire Thursday afternoon created several tense moments for home owners in a residential area tucked quietly in from Wasson Road.

“I came outside to let my dog out and saw something burning,”said Jessica Harman, who was house-sitting her mother’s residence in the 2700 block of Clayton Street. “Within like ten minutes it had come all the way down and I could see bright, dark flames. Ashes were falling.”

For more of this story, read Friday's edition of the Herald.

July 10th

Firefighters battling wildfire; homes threatened

July 10, 2014

C-City State Park to host kayaking class this weekend

July 10, 2014

COLORADO CITY — Lake Colorado City State Park is putting on a guided kayaking program to teach the basic skills of kayaking and to provide an opportunity to get out on the lake.

Park Superintendent Kyle O’Haver has three workshops available Saturday. The park is providing the kayaks and life vests; however, those who want to can bring their own and join in — just let park officials know as overall class sizes are limited. The program lasts 1-½ hours and will go over basic equipment, safety on the water, maneuvering skills and a follow the leader guided trip.

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