- Christina Kottmann: Just a heads-up: Ming An Inc. has been shut down by the Department of Transportation for safety violations. It is no longer in business and... on Your Bag Will Cost 11:45 p.m., Sir.
- John Reeves: Good News! Also good "nugget" at end. *Yes, study consequences and probable side-affects of key decisions before crossing bridges ( environmental, safety, financial, family relations,... on Carrizo Abandoning All Its Private Oil & Gas Leases in Rockingham County
- ~ Sil in Corea: This is my favorite show on the internet, and I'm going to miss it dreadfully. When I came to the USA last summer, I made... on WXJM Live Signs Off For Final Time Tonight
- Danny: Well, I am bummed to learn that my house in one of h'burg's more walkable neighborhoods has the same walkscore as the behind-the-mall walker's wasteland.... on The Walking Wonks & Harrisonburg
- Pat Churchman: Excellent write up. We can but hope policy makers will read it and carefully consider before deciding on bringing any of these practices to Rockingham... on Fracking Opponents Present a Travelogue of Fracking Country
National Forest Plan Revision: Maybe a Little Less Important to Harrisonburg’s Water Supply Than We Thought, Thanks to Private Ownership of Mineral Rights
As has been widely reported, next month’s anticipated release of a new management plan for the George Washington National Forest (GWNF) may or may not include a ban on the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, to mine natural gas. Opponents of fracking for natural gas in the national forest include thousands who supported …Read more.
Jeremiah Knupp writes about the soon-to-come decision from the forest service on whether to allow fracking in the George Washington National Forest. In 2010, a local grassroots effort kept hydrofracking from happening on private lands in Rockingham County, and a recent post on Old South High details how the energy company Carrizo is letting its …Read more.
Carrizo, the company that brought the term “fracking” and all its attendant concerns to the area with a 2010 permit application to drill a natural gas well in Bergton, has given up on gas drilling in Rockingham County and will not renew any of its local oil and gas leases. According to records on file …Read more.
Harrisonburg writer Jessica Penner will celebrate the publication of her first novel, Shaken in the Water (Foxhead Books), at a 7 p.m. book launch party at Ruby’s Lounge. Shaken in the Water is a novel made up of connected short stories that follow the lives of a Russian Mennonite family in Kansas over three generations. …Read more.
At the conclusion of tonight’s WXJM Live broadcast, featuring The Judy Chops with Mark Slomski and other friends, the show’s decade-long run as a fixture in the local music scene will also come to an end. Two of the three people now behind the show – “Reverend” Bill Howard and “Magic” Molly Murphy – are …Read more.
By the half-way point, Adam Schroer was pretty sure that he was going to surpass the goal he’d set for himself: run 2:35 at the Shamrock Marathon this past March. Schroer, just finishing up a master’s degree in exercise physiology at JMU, was in about 10th place through mile 20, at which point he started …Read more.
The week begins with the latest installment of Old South High’s interesting Harrisonburg maps series, which doubles as our latest occasional exploration of the disconnect between Internet reality and real reality. This one comes courtesy of Walk Score, a website that assesses the walkability of neighborhoods and towns across the country. Using an algorithm that …Read more.
An article by Jeremiah Knupp, a journalist who has covered the local controversy over fracking for natural gas, and who attended a public event on the topic earlier this week. Three years ago the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy issued a permit to a Texas-based energy company for a natural gas well on …Read more.
On Tuesday night, city council will hold a public hearing giving residents a chance to speak out about Harrisonburg’s proposed city budget for the 2014 fiscal year (July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014). The total proposed budget amounts to $209.4 million – a $10.2 million, or 5.1 percent, increase from the current year’s $199.2 million budget. …Read more.
Last year as part of Harrisonburg’s Valley 4th Celebration, over 400 runners raised money for local charities of their choice. The event was a huge success, especially considering it was the first year, and it’s a great way to kick off the festivities downtown. The Valley 4th RUN is the ONLY chipped timing race …Read more.