Contract Extension for Warm Mineral Springs Operator

National and State Parks Concessions will be running Warm Mineral Springs for quite a while. North Port’s City Commission this week voted to extend their current management contrat through September of 2025, with an option to extend the deal for another decade. The Herald-Tribune reports Commissioners also decided to bring back annual passes, extend the […]

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New Fire Chief for Sarasota County

Saraota County’s Fire Department has a new chief. http://blogaudio.virtualnewscenter.com/WENG-052815-Jennings-Sarasota Cty Fire CHief VO.mp3 Acting fire chief Michael Regnier, a long term member of the department’s been given a conditional offer to take the job permanently. He’s been acting chief since last May. He joined the department in 1988. The Herald-Tribune reports Regnier has degrees in […]

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NOAA Expecting Below Average Hurricane Season

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s predicting a below average hurricane season this year. NOAA puts the odds at 70/20 in favor a below average season. The Herald-Tribune reports that’s due to the El Nino in the Pacific Ocean. That’s warn water in the Pacific. It creates a westerly wind flow that tends to disrupt […]

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CCSO seeking ID in retail theft

Deputies want help in identifying a man who they think stole from Wal-Mart in Murdock. The store tells the sheriff’s office that a man last Wednesday afternoon had a woman with him as they selected hub caps from the automotive section. The couple also grabbed a bag of rabbit food from the pet section. The […]

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