Bombers opportunistic in 11-1 win over Redding Ringtails

first_imgEureka >> The Humboldt B52s got a solid pitching performance from starter Luis Pimentel and were opportunistic in defeating the Redding Ringtails 11-1 on Tuesday at Bomber Field in Eureka.The Bombers struck first after an inning-and-a-half of scoreless baseball, scoring two runs in the bottom of the second inning to take an early 2-0 lead. Bombers first baseman Jeff Giacomini led off with a walk and was followed by Jordy Hart, who hit a tailor-made double-play ground ball to Ringtail shortstop …last_img

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Court rules against WOTUS

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Last week, the U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota issued a preliminary injunction against the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, postponing implementation of the “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) rule.“We support the judge’s decision in North Dakota, which should give the courts and the public more time to figure out how to proceed with WOTUS. The Army Corps of Engineers has stated this rule is not based on science or law and is unlikely to withstand a legal challenge. When even the federal agencies responsible for this rule can’t agree on its constitutionality, it’s time for EPA to withdraw the rule and start this process over,” said Chip Bowling, president of the National Corn Growers Association and a farmer from Newburg, Maryland. “It is EPA’s view that this injunction only applies to the 13 states that filed the request. We believe EPA is incorrect. It certainly wouldn’t be the first time. Whether the injunction applies to 13 states or all 50, the WOTUS rule will have serious consequences for every farmer and rancher in America. It must not be allowed to stand. From the beginning, we have asked for a rule that provides farmers with clarity and certainty about their responsibilities under the Clean Water Act. Instead, what we got was less clarity and less certainty —along with more paperwork, more permits, and more hassle.”NCGA and other opponents to the WOTUS rule felt that this was an important first step.“This court decision reinforces the need to permanently repeal the WOTUS rule. We urge the Senate to pass S. 1140, the Federal Water Quality Protection Act, as soon as possible. This law will force EPA to withdraw WOTUS and work with farmers and other stakeholders to rewrite the rule,” Bowling said. “Clean water is important to all of us. NCGA is committed to working with the EPA, the Corps, and other stakeholders to protect America’s water resources.”last_img read more

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Photo highlights from Ohio’s rural relief efforts in Nebraska

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Greg Beebe, Beebe Seed Farms, North Bend, NE The group included Greg Hartschuh, Rose Hartschuh, Ashley Weaver, Bill Jordan, Brandie Finney, Caleb Rausch, Candace Lease, Chad Gebhardt, Derek Looker, Emily Rudd, Ethan Hall, Fred Durant, Jason Hartschuh, Jerry Holman, Joel Griffin, Kayle Roe, Kelsie Williams, Kurt Weaver, Luke Dull, Matt Dauch, Matt Reese, Matt Rudd, Nadine Miller, Ron Hurst, Sam Kline, Sara Tallmadge, Tom Miller, Tyler Miller, and Zolton Feldman. We kept finding dead fish that had been left behind from the high flood waters. The hospitality in North Bend was amazing. Wynford FFA members on the trip Digging out fence buried in debris The fence posts were not this short three weeks ago More dead fish Luke Dull from Montgomery County helped cut up trees dropped in fields by the flood so they could be removed. The silt was a couple of feet deep in some places from the flood. We spend a fair amount of time removing dead trees dropped in fields from flood waters. This was taken during the flood. We were working out in the middle of that sea. This the gate after it was cleaned up. The crews stacked up debris to be burnt. The silt from the flood piled up around and then flood water washed out the dirt around the wheels of the pivot irrigation, sinking them a couple of feet below the field’s surface. The silt from the flood piled up around and then flood water washed out the dirt around the wheels of the pivot irrigation, sinking them a couple of feet below the field’s surface. Before the fence was cleaned up The silt from the flood piled up around and then flood water washed out the dirt around the wheels of the pivot irrigation, sinking them a couple of feet below the field’s surface. The water flowed over the streets of North Bend a couple of feet high and swamped basements. unloading supplies Unloading supplies There was up to 10 feet of water in the lower elevations of this photo after 18 inches of snow melted, rains fell and the Platte River flooded. Luke Dull is cleaning debris off fence on the Hines farm. Alex Hines shows how high the water got near his farm. This gravel road washed out completely and has had sand applied to make it functional. Fred Durant, Matt Dauch, and Derek Looker The water flooded into the bottom of this bin causing the beans inside to expand and burst the bin. Photo by Ashley Weaver. One farm lost a significant number of they cattle and they kept track of the survivors with these notes on a feed wagon. Photo by Ashley Weaver. The flowing water twisted these pivots and broke them. Photo by Ashley Weaver. The loss of cattle is an unfortunate reality on many farms in Nebraska as high flood waters tore through pastures and barns. Photo by Nadine Miller.last_img read more

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