Current News, Events, and Press Releases

NETL RWFI to Host Energy 101 Webinar: Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS)
The April 29th webinar will focus on NETL's research on CCUS and the potential for economic & workforce development opportunities that successful research, development, & commercialization may bring.
Presentation Given on CPV Backbone Solar Project
Once constructed, the 175-megawatt facility will provide enough clean, emission-free electricity to power 30,000 average Maryland homes, nearly twice the number in Garrett County.
GRMC Named a Top Maternity Hospital
GRMC, one of three Maryland hospitals to make the distinction, met Leapfrog’s high standards for safety, as well as quality, of the maternity care provided.
Friendsville Named a Tree City USA Community
Friendsville was recently named a 2020 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its “commitment to effective urban forest management."
Maryland State Arts Council Announces 2021 Independent Arts Award Recipients
Award recipients include three Garrett County artists: Caroline Blizzard, Sonia Pratt, and Annie Simcoe.
Declaration Networks Announces NeuBeam Broadband Expansion
NeuBeam's service expansion in the Table Rock area is the latest advancement to providing broadband services to unserved or underserved homes and businesses in targeted areas of the County.
GRMC Rated as a Top-20 Rural Hospital
Achieving the Top 20 ranking puts GRMC in the top 1% of hospitals designated as rural in the United States.
Spring Farmers Markets to Begin April 3rd in Oakland
The spring markets will be outdoors at the Mountain Fresh pavilion in downtown Oakland, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The dates are April 3, April 17, May 8, May 15 and May 22.
TEDCO Announces Request for Applications Agriculture and Rural Rebuild (ARR) Challenge
The Challenge was created to assist MD's rural and agricultural businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19 and associated economic downturn. TEDCO will award grants up to $200K per project.
2021 Power of Possibilities Conference to be Held Virtually on April 8th
Keynote speakers will include Michael Pellet and Michael Tumbarello. There is no charge to attend the conference.
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Application Deadline Extended Through May 31st
The legislation gives small businesses and nonprofits in need an additional sixty (60) days in which to apply for the PPP.
Webinar: Celebrating Women in International Trade
Hear from women-owned businesses that have achieved global market success during this free virtual event.
Guidance on COVID-19 EIDL Identity Theft and Fraud
SBA has created an EIDL identity theft letter which provides step-by-step instructions on how to report an identity theft case to the SBA, including how to file an SBA Declaration of Identity Theft.
SBA Raising Maximum Loan Limit for EIDL Program
The loan limit is being raised from 6-months of economic injury with a maximum loan amount of $150,000 to up to 24-months of economic injury with a maximum loan amount of $500,000.
Local Artists Included in 'Artists of Maryland: Visual Art'
Kathy Beachler, executive director of the Garrett County Arts Council, said the book was created by the Maryland State Arts Council for Hogan to give away as a gift to friends.