Archive | June, 2008

ATVL in the DNR

Thursday, June 12, 2008


John Leonard, possibly the local blogosphere’s most devout blogger, got some coverage for his work on All Things Valley League in today’s DNR.

Back from the Brink

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


According to a release just sent out from the Valley Conservation Council, Barry Kelley has won VCC’s ‘Back from the Brink’ Historic Rehabilitation Award for the restoration of the Taliaferro-Eshman Building and Walton Hotel (the building that now houses Blue Nile).

Curt new state GOP finance chair

Monday, June 9, 2008


From the Post – Rockingham County resident Walter Curt has just been appointed finance chairman of the Virginia Republican Party. Curt, an anti-tax activist with close ties to the conservative wing of the party, has given nearly $800,000 to GOP candidates in Virginia since 1997 […] In 2007, Curt and his company were the single […]

Dems make nominations

Monday, June 9, 2008


The city Democratic Party made its nominations official Monday night, choosing Richard Baugh, Kai Degner and Dave Wiens to run for the three seats on City Council, and Bill Ney to run for Treasurer. (Full disclosure, I’m a Dems vice chair.)

Goodlatte for, against federal earmarks?

Monday, June 9, 2008


From the Staunton News Leader; “Though he said he would support a moratorium on all congressional earmarks until reforms can be made, [U.S. Congressman Bob] Goodlatte said he has not stopped requesting earmarks…” According to the database created by Taxpayers for Common Sense, Goodlatte requested and received money for projects in Roanoke, Lexington, Lynchburg, Forest, […]

Baker joins council race

Saturday, June 7, 2008


The DNR reports today that former Harrisonburg City Manager Roger Baker is running for city council as an independent.

Special Olympics torch visits the area

Thursday, June 5, 2008

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Thursday morning at 8 a.m. area law enforcement took up the torch, literally, and ran through the county with sweat and determination. This weekend the state’s Special Olympics will be held in Richmond and the runners carrying “The Flame of Hope” are winding their way to the capital city for the occasion. Yesterday, the torch […]

Rasoul’s gas giveaway

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


6th Congressional District Democratic candidate Sam Rasoul was at the Texaco on South High this afternoon, paying one dollar per gallon of motorists’ gas (up to 10 gallons). I shot an interview with Sam Rasoul, but the video file was corrupted, so I couldn’t use it. This is a smattering of the other stuff I […]

Degner to run for council

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


Kai Degner has officially decided to run for city council. In addition to being a contributor to, Kai co-founded OrangeBand, serves as the Executive Director of the Arts Council of the Valley, and is a member of Harrisonburg’s Board of Zoning Appeals. He’s seeking the third Democratic Party nomination, to run with Baugh and […]

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