Feb. 17: The long-touted date of the rabbit-ears apocalypse. It was the date all full-power television stations nationwide must be converted from analog to digital broadcasting, as required by the Federal Communications Commission - until a recent federal bill provided stations a voluntary June 12 extension. Reports read a $1.3 billion fund for coupons for consumers to buy converter boxes had run dry, leaving some 3.7 million consumers nationwide without.
Almost one year ago, it was announced that the Missouri River Education Cooperative, which consists of 32 public schools and four cooperating parties - including Hazen, Beulah and Center-Stanton schools, would receive a grant of almost $600,000. The grant aimed to provide an incentive for school districts to increase Career and Technical Education opportunities.
"It takes a village to raise a child." - African proverb
Can citizens push snow from their driveway onto the street? How about if the snowplows haven't come by to haul the street's snow out yet? Can business owners along Main Street whose sidewalks extend to the street push their snow onto main? Monday evening, the Hazen City Commission answered "No," "No," and "No."
Thursday morning's temperature painfully tickled 40 below zero. By Friday afternoon, the sun was shining on a semi-balmy 31-degree day.