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Rangeford Resources names Duncan president, COO
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Mon, May 23, 2016 - 7:03pm

Rangeford Resources Inc. has appointed Marc L. Duncan as president and COO.

Duncan previously served as president and COO of Contango Oil and Gas and subsidiaries from 2005 until February 2014. Duncan has over 35 years of experience in the energy industry and has served in a variety of domestic and international management positions relating to natural gas and oil exploration. Aside from his domestic experience, Duncan worked and resided in Dubai, Ecuador, Africa, Indonesia, China, UK and Ukraine developing the assets with local government entities and foreign partners. He served as president and COO for USENCO...

Robinson hires new city manager
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Tue, May 10, 2016 - 9:01pm

By Cassie Smith

Robinson City Council on Tuesday unanimously voted to hire a new city manager, a little more than two months after ending its contract with Robert Cervenka to seek a management change.

Craig Lemin, who has 32 years of experience in public service, signed his contract with the city at a special meeting Tuesday and starts work May 23.

Lemin said he is excited to join Robinson. He is retired from the city of...

Weird Homes Tour stop is a collection of collections
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Wed, May 4, 2016

By  Jeanne Claire van Ryzin

Two enormous balls of rusting barbed wire nestle near Steve Wiman’s front porch. Like offspring, round iron buoys of various sizes — some the size of bowling balls, others much larger — snuggle in the grass nearby.

The arrangement of orbs is carefully, artfully composed. Likewise the thousands of things inside Wiman’s Travis Heights home.

Wiman is an artist who creates assemblages from found objects. He is a collector. And he is owner of Uncommon Objects, the scrupulously curated vintage and antique...

Bishop Carroll graduate credits school, family for start in music career
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Thu, Apr 28, 2016 - 7:13am

By Kelly Urban

While growing up in Ebensburg, Alan Baylock knew that music was his calling.

Baylock is currently the Chief Arranger for the United States Air Force’s Airmen of Note jazz ensemble and also the Jazz Composer-in-Residence at Shenandoah University. But he found his passion for music at home surrounded by musically inclined siblings.

“My passion for music comes from the fact that there was so much music in our house in Ebensburg,” Baylock said. “I was the youngest of all the kids and everybody played music, so I heard music all the time at our house.”

Baylock’s first music lessons were on...

Claim to Fame
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Fri, Apr 22, 2016 - 9:47pm

By Michael Hoinski

“Denton-rooted band Parquet Courts gets unwelcome fame” read the headline of a 2015 Dallas Morning News article. Unwelcome fame? The writer went on to say that Andrew Savage, the lead singer and guitarist, called fame “completely bogus.” What the … ? But Parquet Courts, an indie rock group now in Brooklyn, come out of the punk ethos so it wasn’t a surprise Savage refused to get caught up in the adulation of the press and fans who have mounted since their breakout 2012 albumLight Up Gold, a 33-minute burst of songs about entitlement, war, and getting...