‘More Than Just Mail’

first_imgOLNEY – To most people driving up U.S. Highway 93, Olney is a little more than a nondescript crossroad between Whitefish and Eureka. But take a left off the main drag and into the small town of 191 people and you’ll find a tight-knit community, anchored by a small blue and white building: the post office. On a recent morning, Carey Steiner stopped in to drop off a few letters and pick up her mail, as well as chat about the recent news that the U.S. Postal Service could be shutting down this small rural outpost. Last week, the Postal Service released a list of 3,700 retail offices that will be reviewed for possible closure. The list included 85 in Montana, including Dixon, Elmo, Stryker and Olney. Pete Nowacki, a spokesman with the Postal Service, said if every branch listed was closed it would save the government agency approximately $200 million annually. Before that, however, the Postal Service will be talking to consumers to gauge the importance of each branch to their community. Nowacki said the earliest any post offices could close would be December. “It’s part of an overall look at what we do, trying to figure out how we can do things better,” he said. But it was unwelcome news in Olney. “We’re dependent on the post office and we’re dependent on it for more than just mail,” she said. Steiner lives near Good Creek, south of Olney. If the local retail offices in Olney and Stryker were to close, she would be forced to go elsewhere to get her mail, a daunting task in the middle of the winter when she uses a snowmobile to get around because of her remote location. “Going to Whitefish or Eureka would be almost impossible in the dead of winter,” she said. Steiner also said if the local office were to close, the town would lose another gathering spot. “It’s a place for the community, for socializing,” she said. “You see neighbors you don’t get to see (normally).” Neighbors like former fire chief Pat Libby, who has lived in the town for more than 40 years. Libby said losing the post office would be another blow to a town that’s now little more than a few homes, a shuttered store and a railroad crossing. “When the school shut down, it shut the town down and the same could happen with the post office,” he said, standing in the lobby. Libby was recently diagnosed with cancer and for now he is still able to drive into Whitefish or Kalispell to get his medications, but he said if his condition worsened he would have to have it sent through the mail, which could be impossible if the local post office was closed. He said it would be rough on many of the elderly who live there. According to the 2010 Census, more than one-fifth of the town’s population is over the age of 60. “I’m hoping it stays,” Libby said. “I mean it’ll be rough on people if they moved it to town.” According to Nowacki, those communities that do lose their post office would be provided with other options, including contracting the mail services to a local grocery store. He also touted the post office’s online services, but understood Internet access could be limited in more rural parts of the state. Nowacki said no post office would be closed before its customers had been consulted, which would include either questionnaires sent in the mail or public meetings. “No matter where you go, you’re going to have different responses. To some people the post office means a lot, while others will say it’s about time,” he said. Thus far, the reaction from Montana’s U.S. delegation has been the former. On July 28, Democratic Sen. Jon Tester called out the postmaster general for receiving an $800,000 salary, while proposing to slash services in rural areas. “This is going to raise heck with rural America,” Tester said during a Senate hearing on the Postal Regulatory Commission. The sentiment crossed party lines, with a similar response from Republican Rep. Denny Rehberg. “Each of these post offices serves as a vital link for folks across the state,” Rehberg said in a statement to the Flathead Beacon. “The U.S. Postal Service has fundamental problems that need to be addressed, while Montana is willing to be part of the solution there is no reason their books need to be balanced on the backs of our rural communities.” Communities like Olney, where Steiner and Libby chatted about the possible closing. Both of them were surprised their local office was on the list, especially considering the building was brand new, built less than two years ago. “Typical government for you,” Libby scoffed, as he flipped through a handful of letters. “I don’t see any sense in it. I mean they just built a new one and now they want to shut it down.” Steiner was more concise with her opinions. “I’ll be pissed if they close this place,” she said, as she walked out the door. Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Emaillast_img read more

Play Forward Youth Exchange

first_img +1 Fourth Human Rights Youth Challenge Global Intercultural Warming Against Youth Radicalization → Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. CrossCulture Programme 2021 Similar Stories ← Fashion Design and Ready Made Garments Internship LinkedIn 0 April 17, 2017 Published by kristyna center_img Pocket Tweet Deadline: 30 June 2017Open to: young people aged 18-30 from Spain, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Italy, Latvia and NetherlandsVenue: 21st – 30th of August 2017, Ommen, The NetherlandsDescriptionPlay Forward Project aims to address the need for inclusive opportunities for all young people without discrimination through sport, physical and outdoor activities. The idea behind this project is to create a safe space and playground for you to Play, Learn and Create. The Exchange consists of 10 full working days.Main aim is to promote social inclusion and human rights between young people in their local communities, while stimulating their active citizenship through sports.EligibilityBetween the age of 18-30 years old;Coming from Spain, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Italy, Latvia or Netherlands;Coming from communities who face social or geographical obstacles in your life;Having basic experience with sports;Enjoying playing sports, doing physical or outdoor activities and you are interested to expand your learning and practices;Willing to work on your personal development and increase your overall competences and skills;Able to work in simple English;Motivated to work on the topic of human rights and support the development of your local communities, by spreading your learnings and sport activities there;Highly motivated and willing to actively participate during the whole duration of the project and the Exchange itself.CostsThere is 30 EURO participation fee. Other costs are covered and travel expanses will be reimbursed.How to apply?Please fill in the online application form.For more information please read the official newsletter. Play Forward Youth Exchange Call for Project Proposals Focused on Safeguarding Media Freedom and Pluralism in the Western Balkans 2020 Reddit Share 0last_img read more

Arizona Public Service unveils plans to install 20 MW of solar PV on customer rooftops

first_imgArizona Public Service unveils plans to install 20 MW of solar PV on customer rooftopsThe move by the Arizona utility would replace a utility-scale solar PV plant that it planned to build. APS’ rooftop solar plans are in sharp contrast to its attacks on net-metered solar, and the move has been questioned by SEIA. July 30, 2014 Christian Roselund Markets Markets & Policy Policy Share Arizona Public Service (APS) has filed with state regulators for a change to its AZ Sun Program that would allow it to install 20 MW of solar PV plants on customer rooftops. According to an APS blog, participating customers who host the systems would pay no up-front charges, and would receive a US$30 credit on their monthly utility bill for 20 years.This 20 MW of distributed PV would replace a 20 MW PV plant that APS had planned to build near Tonopah, Arizona. The Arizona Corporation Commission will now decide whether or not to approve APS’ plans.The move is in sharp contrast to APS’ prolonged efforts to curtail net metering in Arizona, which culminated in the imposition of a US$0.70 per kW per month charge on new PV systems participating in the program in November 2013.During the run-up to this decision, APS commissioned studies which concluded that net metering is a significant net burden to the utility system. 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Kettering University Recognizes OESA’s De Koker

first_imgFrom MEMA Industry News   The Kettering/GMI Alumni Association will recognize Neil De Koker, president and CEO, OESA, and Bob Oswald, former chairman, president and CEO, Robert Bosch Corp., and a founding member of the OESA Board of Directors, as Distinguished Alumnus at the Alumni Awards Dinner & Ceremony on Oct. 16 at The Fairlane Club, Dearborn, Mich.   The Distinguished Alumnus Award recipients are honored for specific and exceptional career achievements.   Click here for event details. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

Topline Express Logistics joins Project Cargo Network

first_imgTopline was established in 1994, is based in Shanghai and offers the full spectrum of freight forwarding services within China including inland services into Mongolia. As well as Topline, PCN now has three other members in China: CGL / Columbia Pro-Rail Transport Services;Direct Logistics China and Global Star Logistics (China) Pictured below is a project involving the movement of a 126 tonne press recently undertaken by Topline which claims a particular niche in the project cargo market.last_img read more

Kayyo releases music video

first_img Share Tweet Share Behind the scenes photo of Kayyo and lead actress Gael Gonzalez-Peltier, from the Get to Know You Music video. Photo compliments: 365||MMPA nineteen year old native of Castle Bruce is on a journey to make a name for himself in the music industry.Jordan “Kayyo” George released his first single and music video, “Get to know you” on Friday, August 17th, 2012.In an interview with Dominica Vibes News, George said he remembers writing music, recording himself and making beats as early as fourteen years old.He was introduced to making beats by his brother, Jeremy George, but discontinued “because I figured that wasn’t what I wanted to do”.Composing songs, producing and editing music were his forte and he continued with these areas.The music video, “Get to Know You” which was written by George, features his friend Jamie Paul who is a rapper.“I was purchasing some items at a store, Levis Store, then a girl walked by and I was like damn I like to see that girl so I tried to get to know her,” is the concept behind the video George stated.He expressed gratitude to his brother Kalvin George who has assisted him financially with his music career and 365||Media, Marketing & Production.George, who recently completed studies at the Dominica State College, wants to work on his music career, which he is confident, can bring him tremendous success.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aS3J4eRLBCU&feature=plcp[/youtube]Dominica Vibes News EntertainmentLocalNews Kayyo releases music video by: – August 20, 2012center_img Sharing is caring! Share 175 Views   8 commentslast_img read more

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout to miss at least six weeks due to thumb surgery

first_imgAllen Kee/ESPN Images(LOS ANGELES) — Los Angeles Angels centerfielder Mike Trout thought he avoided a serious injury when X-rays showed that he did not fracture his thumb while diving head first into second base in Sunday’s 9-2 loss to the Miami Marlins.Instead, an MRI revealed the centerfielder tore a ligament, the UCL in his left thumb, and he will now miss six to eight weeks after opting to undergo surgery.The reigning American League MVP will be placed on the disabled list for the first time in his career according to ESPN.Team general manager Billy Eppler says Trout is upset with the time he knows he will have to miss as he prepares for surgery:“It’s something, you know, news no player wants to hear. And he was put in a tough spot. And it’s something I think he’s still decompressing on at this moment.”The Angels have made the playoffs just once since the beginning of 2010. They entered 2017 hoping to at least compete for an American League Wild Card playoff spot, and they have done just that in the early part of the season.Now, they will be without their best player for the beginning of the summer. Manager Mike Scioscia acknowledged that his team cannot rely solely on Trout, saying:“We lose a guy like Mike, the way he plays his game, the way he plays with passion. His presence on the field is huge, his presence in the clubhouse is huge. But we have to be more than one guy, and I think we are.”Trout was in the midst of another MVP campaign before getting injured. He ranked in the top five in each of the American League’s major statistical offensive categories.Should it take six weeks for Trout to recover from surgery, the earliest he would return is early July.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

Ready for dust up

first_imgBy KEN MOORE and RUSSELL BENNETT Ellinbank and District Football League – elimination finals preview Warragul Industrials v Kooweerup WARRAGUL…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img