KDDD News 2-22-21

A project eight years in the making is picking up momentum — the first Bureau of Land Management Public Domain Cross Bar Special Recreation site is looking to open in Texas, just south of Dumas, and the Moore County line, off Route 287.

After a study determined it will provide a boost to the Amarillo area economy the proposed outdoor playground will offer unique opportunities.

That’s why a 12-member committee is working to bring an outdoor recreation facility just south of the Canadian River in Potter County. Details are still being ironed out before 18,000 acres of land owned and operated by the Bureau of Land Management will be transformed into year-round recreation with camping.
The cost to build is estimated to be around $8 million so how will the project be funded? Federal Grants are one option the second is private donations.

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New Dumas Police Chief Ray Resendez presented the Dumas City Commission a report detailing crime in the city in 2020. In the report we’re details of four incidents, where Dumas Police Officers we’re assaulted. The Moore County News Press reports that one incident saw an officer get stabbed last summer. The DPD made 3,621 stops last year. 307 stops resulted in a search. 95 cases involved drugs being found. According to the Chief, Dumas has a manageable crime rate.

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United wants you to give a shout out to your favorite supermarket workers!  Today is Supermarket Employee Appreciation Day, recognizing workers across the chain for their contributions to their business and their communities.

In a Friday email, the supermarket chain said its workers have stuck it out through the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent winter weather that tore through the Lone Star State.

In addition, United said the employees have volunteered and donated millions to help their communities.