Archive | April, 2010

Fibrowatt’s U.S. Projects

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

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Guest blogger Jim Turner continues his series on the Fibrowatt power plant: The information I was finding led me to search for more background on Fibrowatt. In addition to the Page County project I had found, on Fibrowatt’s home page I learned about projects in Arkansas, Georgia, Maryland, and Mississippi. There is an established 55-Megawatt […]

Council Recap: Budget passes first hearing

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

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The city budget for the 2010-2011 fiscal year passed its first public hearing unanimously and without public comment Tuesday night.

City Budget Up For Discussion

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

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The Harrisonburg City budget for 2011 is open to public comment at tonight’s City Council meeting. Today’s DNR reports that two fees, both associated with residential water and sewer bills, are scheduled to increase in the proposed budget to help pay upgrades to the regional sewer authority system. A PDF of the full proposed budget […]

Fibrowatt’s Poultry Litter-to-Energy Process

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

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Guest blogger Jim Turner continues his series on the Fibrowatt power plant: When I first came across the news about the prospect of Fibrowatt locating in Page County, I’ll be the first to admit that I thought it was an exciting opportunity. But I also immediately recognized the controversy this prospect would raise – some […]

About Fibrowatt: The Poultry Litter to Energy Company

Monday, April 26, 2010

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About Fibrowatt:  The Poultry Litter to Energy Company

Guest blogger Jim Turner begins this week’s series on the Fibrowatt power plants. A few weeks ago, articles in the DNR and Page News & Courier mentioned that the company Fibrowatt was still looking for a place to locate in the Shenandoah Valley – the signs right now seem to point to Rockingham County. With […]

Zeroing Out Nukes

Saturday, April 24, 2010

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Zeroing Out Nukes

Did the threat of nuclear annihilation end with the Cold War? Countdown To Zero, the latest “eco-horror” film from An Inconvenient Truth producer Lawrence Bender, makes the case that the threat of a serious “nuclear incident” is just as high (if not higher) today as it was prior to the collapse of the Soviet Union. […]

Invitation to 2010 Comprehensive Plan Review

Friday, April 23, 2010

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Invitation from the City of Harrisonburg to attend the upcoming 2010 Comprehensive Plan Review meetings:

ABC Stores To Allow Tastings

Thursday, April 22, 2010

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ABC Stores To Allow Tastings

Ever wonder about the difference in taste between a single and a double malt scotch? Lord knows I have. The AP reports that “in July, the state will let customers sample products before buying at about 330 Alcohol and Beverage Control, or ABC, stores.” The stores in Harrisonburg will be eligible, but that doesn’t mean […]

Next Gen Journalists: The HHS Newsstreak

Thursday, April 22, 2010

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Next Gen Journalists: The HHS Newsstreak

This may be old news to most parents and teachers, but I only recently became aware of the Harrisonburg High School Newsstreak website. The current version of the online publication has been up for a few months. Newsstreak currently features stories by students on a range of topics, including the World Cup, robotics, and trying […]

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