Race director Ken Grissom says, “We found out for sure what we had taken on faith: Bayou Teche is a magical place, balancing beauty with mystery and wilderness with culture. People who came for the race will come back to explore at their leisure. This is a paddler's paradise and the word is leaking out all over the country.”
The project will help communities along Bayou Teche address the need for kayak, canoe and pirogue access to the bayou, water quality improvement needs and small economic development potential. A steering committee composed of parish government appointees, recreation and business development experts and interested parties is being developed to help develop the plan with the National Park Service. Four public planning meetings will be held by February. Public input will drive the planning process and will help prioritize projects during the implementation phases.
The first public meeting will be held at 5:30 Tuesday, November 16th at the Community Room next to the Town Hall in Port Barre, located at 105 Saizan Ave, Port Barre. The second will be held on Thursday, November 18th at 5:30 on the Chitimacha Reservation in Charenton at the school gym.
Call 585-7646 for more info about the Port Barre meeting, 923-9960 for info about the Charenton meeting.
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Hashtag, retweet, like, share and do whatever else it takes to get in good today with the jolly man in red.
That would be Congressman John Fleming talking about Sen. David Vitter.
The alleged mastermind behind the bribery scheme that went on for four years under DA Mike Harson’s nose isn’t just schizophrenic, bipolar and recovering from mini strokes; he now says he has cancer.
Louisiana's higher education leaders are trying to work out a financing deal to keep the state's public colleges from running low on state cash to operate their campuses.
With their latest triumph, the Saints left little doubt about how tough they are to beat in the Superdome. Unfortunately, two of their remaining three games are on the road.
The festival is scheduled for March 21-22 in New Orleans.
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Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday, December 10, 2013:
For the first time in at least five years, retired teachers, state workers and school system employees could see an increase in their pension checks.
Lawmakers and Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration shared a collective sigh of relief with the news that Louisiana's tax amnesty program brought in the $200 million that they used to help balance this year's budget.
Drew Brees often makes the extraordinary look routine, particularly during night games in the Superdome.
The Cane Fire Film Series will be screening The Savoy King, a feature documentary on Swing-era drummer-bandleader Chick Webb, Ella Fitzgerald, and Harlems Savoy Ballroom.
The teams were extended invitations Sunday for the New Year's Day matchup played at Raymond James Stadium, home of the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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Funds will expand Early College Academy from 250 to 1,000 students
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