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Athol News: Farragut getting new sewer system

Thu., Oct. 18, 2007, midnight

Farragut State Park is getting sewers as part of a $6 million project announced by Randall Butt, the park manager.

To be built in stages, the sewer/septic system will be similar to that of Bayview, with the final effluent flowing into an aeration pond.

Butt also announced that as a part of that system, a dump station will be re-established at Eagle Landing.

Meet Faragut’s new rangers

Farragut State Park has a new look these days, with three new full-time rangers.

Adam Brown, hired a little over a year ago, has vast experience for one his age. He has worked at Hagerman Fossil Beds National Park, and was a backcountry ranger in Alaska and at Glacier Bay, all in a period of five years. He said he feels he has found a home here at Farragut. Together with part-time service starting at age 19, he has been in the parks business for 13 years.

Errin Bair, the newest addition to Farragut, was hired in February. She was stationed at the Old Mission Park at Cataldo. She also was a seasonal natural resources interpreter at Riverside State Park while attending Spokane Community College, where she was awarded four degrees in applied science, majoring in interpretation; forestry; parks and recreation; natural resource management; and an associate arts degree. She also served as a seasonal at Farragut prior to being hired full-time. Jason Oliver, a veteran of six years in the Navy, served on the carrier Abraham Lincoln with 10 deployments in the Western Pacific. Heal also started as a seasonal ranger at Farragut and was hired when the season ended last year.

Butt, the park manager, is acting like a proud papa with these three fine young people on his staff.

Bayview helps Athol skate park

Athol Mayor Lanny Spurlock and two City Council members, Louie Miller and Shirley Hyke, attended the Bayview Chamber of Commerce meeting last Tuesday to present a plaque of appreciation for a donation of over $1,200 that the Bayview group gave to Athol for their skateboard park.

The money had been collected to establish a skateboard park in Bayview. But after a long effort by Skip Wilcox, who chaired the park drive, a suitable location couldn’t be found, so Bayview gave the money to Athol instead.


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