DCNR hosting First Day hikes a state parks. See story below.
Monday’s high, 30; Overnight low, 30
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State police at Ridgway are investigating an ID theft victimizing 64 year old Linda Meredith of Brockport. Cyber criminals made $1728 in purchases on her credit card November 30.
A Coudersport driver escaped injury in a car/deer collision Monday morning in Homer Township, Potter County. State police report Timothy Walck was going south on Route 872 when the whitetail went onto the road in front of Walck’s 2014 Silverado.
The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) will host over 50 free, guided hikes in 37 state parks on New Year’s Day as part of the nationwide “First Day Hike” effort. Designed to promote a healthy start in the new year, these hikes offer families an opportunity to begin rejuvenating and connecting with the outdoors by talking a healthy hike on Saturday, January 1, 2022.
State parks staff and volunteers lead the hikes, which are usually about one or two miles, but can be longer depending on the park and its terrain. The following Pennsylvania state park facilities in the Black Forest Broadcasting Service Area participating during daylight hours January 1, 2022:
First Day Hikes are organized by the National Association of State Park Directors to promote both healthy lifestyles throughout the year and year-round recreation at state parks, all 50 states have cooperatively sponsored First Day Hikes since 2012.
Last year, First Day Hikes were not held in Pennsylvania because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hikers are invited to share their experience on social media using #FirstDayHikes.
Additional details and a listing of events can be found at the DCNR events website.
The state House has approved legislation giving parents insight into school curriculum. House Bill 1332 which has been approved by the state House would require school districts to publish the curriculum that will be taught for each grade and subject area so parents can review the lessons and textbooks in advance of the school year. The bill would go into effect for the 2022-23 academic year. A school administrator or designee would be required to post the curriculum online in order to avoid overloading teachers. School entities would also have 30 business days to update their websites after approval of updated curriculum. The legislation now heads to the governor’s desk.
The PA Department of Health has updated Covid-19 information for counties in the Black Forest Broadcasting Service Area.
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