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Fri
17
Feb

Xcel tests use of drones to inspect infrastructure

Xcel Energy announced this week a first-of-its-kind partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration to research the safe operation of drone technology to inspect critical infrastructure. The agreement involves using unmanned aircraft systems to inspect more than 20,000 miles of Xcel Energy transmission lines in 10 states.

 

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Fri
17
Feb

SEALING THE CRACKS ON JEFFERSON

The City of Perryton seal coats several main avenues and streets every year. With Jefferson Street on the list to get seal coated later this summer, the city street department started filling and sealing the cracks on the street on Friday

 

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Fri
17
Feb

Geese working their way north

Many people in town has noticed the sizable flock of canadian geese (branta canadensis maxima) that have been visiting the golf course and Brownlee Pit. According to Game Warden Mike Wheat, the migratory birds are here working their way north, which is a good sign that the hard part of winter is over. This species is native to North America. It breeds in Canada and the northern United States in a variety of habitats.

 

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Wed
15
Feb

PRE-K AND KINDER RECESS

The children in the Pre-K and Kindergarten classes of Perryton Kinder played outside on Wednesday, Feb. 15. With the temperatures in the high 40s and low 50s, most of the children wore their heavy coats while running around the playground and walking the beams.

 

 

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Wed
15
Feb

FEEDING THE CHIPPER

City employee Thomas Beal was feeding the chipper at the corner of 16th Avenue and Eton Street with limbs piled up in Stark Park on Wednesday, Feb. 15. The fact that clean up is still underway is one of the indications of how severe the ice storm was, which hit the area in January exactly one month ago.

 

 

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Wed
15
Feb

Filing deadline for May election is Friday

With just two days left for candidates to file in the May 6 general election, the only contested race remains the Perryton School Board election.

The deadline for candidates to file for one of the seven offices to be elected May 6 is this Friday, Feb. 17.

There are three candidates seeking one of two positions up for election on the school board.

Incumbent Mike Heck has filed for another term, and first-time office seekers Mike Castanon and Loyd Cator have also declared as candidates.

The other incumbent, Bruce Cowan, has not yet filed for another term. The Perryton City Council race remained unchanged with only the three incumbents filing so far.

 

 

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Fri
10
Feb

United Way drive around $6,500 shy; fund-raiser set

The Ochiltree United Way fund drive continued to edge toward the goal last week, and is now around $6,500 away.

The United Way board has planned a fund-raiser for Friday, Feb. 24 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the United Supermarket parking lot.

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Fri
10
Feb

WINTER IN TEXAS

Although groundhog Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow on Feb. 2 and predicted six more weeks of winter, his forecast apparently does not apply to the State of Texas. On Feb. 10, the temperature was 82 degrees and the fifth grade classes at Williams Intermediate played outside in their t-shirts and short sleeves.

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Wed
08
Feb

City council approves courtesy car for airport

Providing a courtesy car at the airport and awarding the bid in the annual seal coat program were the main items of business for the Perryton City Council Tuesday evening. City Manager David Landis explained the need for a courtesy car at the municipal airport.

 

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Wed
08
Feb

NHS BREAKFAST FUND-RAISER

Members of the Perryton High School National Honor Society bought supplies and cooked breakfat burritos in the FCCLA kithcen to sell to the students and teachers early Tuesday moring as a fund-raiser for the organization.

 

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