KDDD News 6-29-21

As firework stands open up and people prep their BBQ plans fire officials are reminding the public about fire safety especially after the extreme temperatures we have experienced.

With many firework stands opened for the season, the risk only increases. Fire officials said that although the weather has been in the triple digits lately, a burn ban has not been put in place yet.

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During last weeks meeting of the Amarillo College’s Board of Regents, they looked at the future of their Dumas campus. The regents passed a measure extending Amarillo College’s relationship with Moore County for the college’s Dumas campus for 60 more years.

Chris Sharp, vice president of businesses affairs, said that the agreement is in 20-year terms, with two automatic renewals. The land the campus sits on, as well as the building that hosts the classes, is owned by Moore County and the college had previously renewed that contract on a yearly basis.

Sharp said this agreement furthers the partnership between Amarillo College and Moore County.

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Blood centers across the U.S., like Coffee Memorial Blood Center in our area, urgently need your help to donate blood. You can help save lives.

Demand for blood products skyrocketed over the last year, leaving these vital resources under-supplied in an already stressed healthcare system.  Although businesses and agencies have started to reopen, the need remains high.

There will be a Dumas Community Blood Drive, Wednesday, July 14th from noon until 6:30 pm at the community center.

A Photo ID Required. You must be at least 17 years old to donate.  Donors that are 16 may donate with a signed parental consent form.