• Country Music Hall of Fame Celebrates Expansion with Grand Opening
    Country Music Hall of Fame Celebrates Expansion with Grand OpeningThe Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled its 210,000-square-foot expansion on Tuesday, more than doubling the size of its home in downtown Nashville. The grand opening ceremony took place in the museum’s Event Hall overlooking the Nashville skyline. Vince Gill, the McCrary Sisters, Ricky Skaggs, the Valentines and Lee Ann Womack, accompanied by [...]
  • Justin Moore & Scott Borchetta Honored for Helping Military Families
    Justin Moore & Scott Borchetta Honored for Helping Military FamiliesJustin Moore and BMLG President/CEO Scott Borchetta were jointly named the “Congressman Bill and Beverly Young Humanitarian of the Year” for their service and commitment to the morale and welfare of military families through the Crown Royal “Your Hero’s Name Here” contest by the Armed Forces Foundation. The pair were honored during the 10th annual Congressional Gala in Washington, D.C. on April 9. “Although [...]
  • Martina McBride Rides Her Soul Train
    Martina McBride Rides Her Soul TrainBy Bob Doerschuk © 2014 CMA Close Up® News Service / Country Music Association®, Inc. Country Music headliner Martina McBride’s catalog overflows with powerfully communicative performances. The playful “I Love You,” the heartbroken ballad “Wrong Again,” and the empowering anthems “Independence Day,” “This One’s for the Girls” and “Wrong Baby Wrong” unfold along clear lines [...]
  • Rodney Atkins Holds StageIt Show for Holston United Methodist Home for Children
    Rodney Atkins Holds StageIt Show for Holston United Methodist Home for Children Rodney Atkins and his wife, singer-songwriter Rose Falcon, celebrated Rodney’s recent birthday by hosting a live-streamed StageIt show and online auction to raise money for the Holston United Methodist Home for Children in Greenville, Tennessee. They both donated items for the auction, including handwritten and autographed lyrics and personal mementos such as Rodney’s first mounted [...]
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  • Wisconsin Man Imprisoned On Suspicion Of Animal Cruelty Charge
    A Milwaukee, Wisconsin man is suspected of injuring his mother's dog in Cashmere on Monday and is now in jail.  Chelan County Undersheriff John Wisemore says 45-year old Steve Fendly was arrested at his mothers home in Cashmere Monday night.  Authorities say the dog weighed five-pounds.  Wisemore says the dog was found alive 100-yards away.  Deputies arrested Fendly on suspicion of animal cruelty but the trouble didn't stop there. The charges of first-degree malicious mischief and resisting arrest were added to Fendly's list of offenses.       
  • Forest Service Encouraging Year-Round Ski Resorts
    The U.S. Forest Service wants to encourage the development of summer recreation activities at ski areas that are located in national forests. There are 122 such ski areas, but since 1986 these resorts operated under a law that only authorized downhill and cross-country skiing. An amendment in 2011 opened the door to permits for activities such as zip lines, mountain bike trails and disc golf courses.  This week, the agency announced specific guidelines that will help ski areas expand recreation opportunities. The new policy is expected to create about 600 full-time jobs and $40 million in new revenue for mountain communities across the country.  Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell said the new guidelines opens up new opportunities to bring people onto national forests to "enjoy the great outdoors, become more physically active and recreate in new ways.”  Stevens Pass Ski Resort offers mountain bike trails during the summer months. The White Pass Ski Area hosts group activities, such as camps for cross-country runners but spokeswoman Kathleen Goyette says the area doesn’t have any activities open to the public.   
  • Mushroom Harvest Permits To Go On Sale April 21st
    Mushroom harvesting permits go on sale April 21 for commercial harvesting of mushrooms in the Peavine, Poison, and Table Mountain fire areas in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.  Forest Service officials expect a moderate number of commercial morel mushroom pickers returning this year to harvest from selected areas burned in wildfires in 2012.  Forest Service Spokeswoman, Robin Demario cautions mushroom hunters about areas that are off limits in the Eagle Creek wildfire area.  The growing season for morel mushrooms begins as soon as snow melts and continues through July depending upon elevation and aspect...
  • Wild Win OT Thriller Saturday
    Wenatchee, WA. – Omar Mullan fired home a goal late in overtime to send the Wenatchee Wild past the Minnesota Wilderness 1-0, in the fifth and deciding game of the NAHL’s Midwest Division semifinals Saturday at the Town Toyota Center. “That’s an exciting one” said Wenatchee Wild Head Coach Bliss Littler. “Awful proud of the effort of all our boys. Winning game five and winning it in overtime is awful special, the kids will remember that their whole life.” On the play of his goaltender, Littler said “We told Chase Perry last night he was going to have to outplay their goaltender and you know what? Those two kids put on a show. That’s as good of goaltending I’ve seen in a long time in junior hockey.” The Wild outshot the Wilderness 54-48. Perry made 48 saves, Kasimir Kaskisuo had 53 saves for Minnesota. Wenatchee will now face the Fairbanks Ice Dogs in the Midwest Division finals, with the series starting next Friday and Saturday in Fairbanks.
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