January 14, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Appointment procedure changed

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Board of Supervisors will no longer advertise to fill openings on various boards and commissions in the county.  The board voted unanimously to change the procedure Tuesday.  More...

Mountain Crest generator tabled

WARM SPRINGS — Action on whether the county should install an emergency generator at the Mountain Crest retirement apartment complex was tabled Tuesday by the Bath County Board of Supervisors.  More...

Agencies wait for Dominion surveys

Southern route said to have less environmental impact

MONTEREY — Another recommendation for a southern Atlantic Coast Pipeline alternative route, this time by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, went to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission last week.  More...

In brief ...

Monterey Town Council • Highland School Board • Bath County Supervisors

Monterey Town Council • The Monterey Town Council welcomed Lois Showalter as new clerk and treasurer at its Jan. 7 meeting. More...

Correction

The photo caption on the front page last week should have been credited to photographer Sharon Hevener. All errors in fact brought to our attention will be quickly and gladly corrected. Clarifications will also be made as needed. More...

Bell focused on education again this session

MONTEREY — The state budget is “central to everything, unfortunately, and this is a big budget — the first time ever it’s been over $100 billion.”  And that budget, says Del. Richard P. More...

Local collaborative receives USFS award

ROANOKE — The United States Forest Service presented the George Washington National Forest Stakeholder Collaborative, a partnership of 19 local organizations and other individuals, with the 2015 Partners and Community Engagement award for their More...

Endangered historic site nominations sought

WARM SPRINGS — Preservation Bath is soliciting nominations for Preservation Virginia’s annual list of Most Endangered Historic Sites in the Commonwealth. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Rams battle past Chargers

MONTEREY — Highland took a 14-point halftime lead Tuesday night and withstood a second half comeback by Bath County to take a 62-55 girls’ basketball win.  The game featured a scoring duel between Bath freshman Kassedi Estes and High More...

JV Chargers defeat Highland Rams

MONTEREY — Bath County broke open a close game in the third quarter Tuesday night and defeated Highland 61-46 in a boys’ JV basketball game. More...

Charger boys rout Craig

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County boys’ basketball team hosted the Craig County Rockets last Wednesday for their district opener, and took control early in a 71-43 win. More...

Home & Property

Community meeting on pipeline impacts set for Jan. 20

STAUNTON — The Atlantic Coast Pipeline and how it will affect every person is the focus of an upcoming community meeting in Verona.  The gathering, hosted by the Augusta County Alliance, will update people on where things stand with the pi More...

VPAS listening session set

MONTEREY — Valley Program for Aging Services invites Highland residents to a listening session next week.  VPAS enables persons 60 years of age and older to live at home and maintain a high quality of life by providing services and resourc More...

Health center officially closed

COVINGTON — Riverside Health Center, formerly the Alleghany Highlands Free Clinic, formally ceased operations as of Dec. 24, 2015.  Patients, partners and referring facilities or practices have been informed of the closing.   More...

Opinions & Commentary

The Little Cheerful: All that, and more

Dining Delights

MITCHELLTOWN – The Little Cheerful. With that brilliant name, and an equally dazzling smile, Aimee Watkins has brought a food truck to Bath. And who wouldn’t want to take advantage of that from time to time? More...

Praying down under in Monterey

Meadowdale Musings

MONTEREY — Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep; if I die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take. Lord, please bless Mama, Daddy, Lynn, Dougie, Mike, Lori, Randy, Rex and Tom cat. Amen. More...

Pictorial

  The Homestead is having a historic structures report conducted on the bathhouses at the Jefferson Pools. More...

Breaking News - 1/15/2016 10:12 AM

Monterey power outage postponed  Free Access 

MONTEREY — Due to forecasted low temperatures, Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative is pushing back its planned outage from this Monday, Jan. 18, to next Monday, Jan. 25. More...

Bath pools to be saved

HOT SPRINGS — The Homestead announced plans Tuesday to conduct a historic structures report on the bathhouses at the Jefferson Pools. More...

Public hearings set on repealing ordinances

WARM SPRINGS — Two public hearings will be held at the February Bath board of supervisors meeting to receive input on repealing ordinances establishing staggered terms for board members, and allowing for a business license tax.  More...

Parking issue revisited

WARM SPRINGS — Parking in downtown Hot Springs has been a concern for years, and the issue has come up again now that the large gravel parking lot is no longer available due to planned development on the site by Natural Retreats.  More...

Photo

The roots of a large toppled evergreen tree sat next to Myers-Moon Road Wednesday in Monterey following the gusty, subzero windchill of the previous evening. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Photos

Old man winter hit Highland just in time for the closing of school Tuesday. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Landowner seminar to address gas pipeline rights of way

MONTEREY — Virginia Cooperative Extension is hosting attorneys from the firm of Waldo and Lyle to answer landowner questions addressing pipeline rights of way. More...

Library holds winter program

CLIFTON FORGE — The Clifton Forge Library will sponsor a winter reading program that will run through Thursday, March 10.  Throughout the 10 weeks, area children ages 3-12 are encouraged to read one book per week, or have a book read to th More...

Grants available through foundation

STAUNTON — The Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge is accepting applications for the 2016 grant cycle. More...

Obituaries

BETTY ANN GUTSHALL DAVIS

RICHMOND — Betty Ann Gutshall Davis, 82, passed away at VCU Medical Center on Sunday, Dec. 20, comforted by family. She was born in the town of Monterey in Highland County on Sept. 25, 1933. More...

JEAN GRAHAM RANDOLPH BRUNS

WARM SPRINGS — Jean Graham Randolph Bruns died on Dec. 31, 2015 in hospice care at her home in Warm Springs.  She had celebrated her 86th birthday in October.  More...

SAM CURTIS HISE

HIGHTOWN — Samuel Curtis Hise, 56, of Hightown, passed away Friday, Jan. 8, 2016 at his home.  He was born Aug. 27, 1959 in Petersburg, W.Va., a son of the late Isaac Samuel and Edith Grace Arbogast Hise.  More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

BATH COUNTY  Monday, Jan. 18 • Supervisor Claire Collins holds Cedar Creek District meeting, 7 p.m., Hot Springs Fire and Rescue Building.   More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff Reports

Bath County  • Jan. 3 — Deputy Colaw conducted a traffic stop on Mountain Valley Road.  • Jan. 3 — Deputy Bryan IV responded to Klondike Drive for a dispute.  • Jan. More...

Early Files

Photo

The Highland High School Homecoming Court was announced at halftime of this late 1980s basketball game against Bath County High School. More...

Board OKs audit, school plan

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Jan. 6, 1972 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher.   More...

50 years ago

JANUARY 13, 1966

• A Highland County Chamber of Commerce committee has spent most of this week in meeting with John Shryock, a representative of the Research and Development Department at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and has outlined an overall economic progr More...


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