Members of the Dumas Demons wrestling team are shown above warming up Friday morning as the University Interscholastic League’s state wrestling tournament got underway. Watch for tournament updates on our Facebook page, and find a recap of the state tournament in our upcoming Thursday print edition. The News-Press congratulates the Demons for another outstanding wrestling season! Sunray voters to decide fate of sales tax increase Voters in Sunray will have the opportunity to pass a one cent sales tax increase in May that would allow for economic development, quality of life improvements and better streets. Knights of Columbus build ramp for Cactus family
Find out more about a ramp-building project that the Knights of Columbus completed this past Saturday by reading the Thursday, Feb. 16, print edition of the News-Press. Also inside the edition, read about the county appointing an infection control officer, see photos from a mousetrap car project at Dumas Junior High, and catch up on local sports. Cub Scouts square off in Pinewood Derby
Local Cub Scouts battled it out on the race track Thursday evening at Moore County Community Building. The youth were competing in the Pack 199 Pinewood Derby. After the final race was conducted, Isaac Martinez was crowned the winner followed by Jasper DeRaad in second place and Landon Simnacher in third place. Tuesday morning wreck claims four lives Four people are dead following a two-vehicle crash north of Dumas Tuesday morning. Among the deceased are two Dumas residents and two Spearman residents. Limb clean-up efforts continue The City of Dumas is continuing to assist with the clean-up efforts following our recent ice storm. Please note the city is no longer accepting limbs at McDade Park. Instead, limbs should be taken to the city landfill. Landfill fees are still being waived for tree limb disposal (for a limited time). In the next few weeks, the city will begin charging regular rates for contractors. The city is nearing completion of the street-side limb collection, although there will be some additional street-side pickups allowed on an on-call basis (Street Department, 935-4707). The cleanup efforts will soon focus on alleyways. The city asks for residents to be patient as this is a long process and the city has limited personnel. Speed limit to decrease temporarily The speed limit will soon be decreasing on Carbon Black Road from County Road G to Pendleton Road. The reduction in speed is due to a steam pipe construction project in the area. After the discussion and a consultation with County Attorney Scott Higginbotham, commissioners voted unanimously to reduce the speed limit to 40 miles per hour in the work area for the duration of the construction project. Continental Carbons will be responsible for acquiring the signage for the construction area. DHS Hall of Fame deadline nearing The deadline is fast approaching for nominations for the upcoming 2017 Dumas High School Hall of Fame induction ceremony.