Caltrans work in Napa area to close road

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has scheduled a full highway closure of State Route 121 (SR-121) between Vichy Avenue and Wooden Valley Road in rural Napa County to install rockfall prevention netting, agency officials announced. The netting will be installed on a hillside above SR-121 just south of Wooden Valley Road. To ensure worker and public safety, SR-121 between … Read More

A Giant Net Has Been Deployed to Clean Up Plastics in the Pacific Ocean

A 2,000 foot-long floating pipe connected to an enormous net arrived Tuesday at its destination in the Pacific Ocean to begin cleaning up garbage. Dutch environmental start-up Ocean Cleanup Foundation launched the apparatus from San Francisco last month, CNN reports. It is expected to soon begin work clearing plastics and other debris from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, the largest of five giant oceanic trash … Read More

New York growers testing hail netting in orchards

Spanning acres of high-density orchards, hail netting can provide a critical layer of protection for New York state apples from disfiguring weather damage. To test what is a promising solution to a big problem, a group of forward-thinking growers are partnering with Cornell Extension fruit specialists, and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences researchers. Fruit growers cooperating in the research, … Read More

MTO not considering bridge netting

As the Niagara Suicide Prevention Coalition considers ways of addressing concerns about recent suicides, including two recent deaths at the Burgoyne Bridge, the Ministry of Transportation is not considering adding suicide prevention barriers to any of the bridges along provincial highways. In an e-mail, Ben Snair — the manager of legislative affairs and MPP liaison for Transportation Minister John Yakabuski … Read More

St. Paul’s RiverCentre Parking Ramp Remains Closed as Hockey Season Starts Up

Officials in St. Paul said a shipment delay is to blame for the continued closure of the RiverCentre Parking Ramp. The ramp has been closed since May after concrete began falling from the ceiling. Crews shortly after began repair work and also began installing netting on the ceiling to catch any falling debris. KSTP Visit St. Paul, the organization that … Read More

OSU football: New netting, Cowboys’ home record highlight best, worst vs. Iowa State

Oklahoma State dropped another conference home game Saturday, suffering a 48-42 defeat to Iowa State. Here’s the best and worst from the game: Worst record in conference home games among Big 12 teams: Oklahoma State It’s true. Saturday’s defeat dropped the Cowboys to 0-2 in conference home games this season. Kansas, Kansas State, Texas Tech and Iowa State also have … Read More

City could kick in cash for new soccer posts and netting

The city could kick in more than $20,000 to replace the goal posts and netting at a south-end Barrie soccer field. At Monday night’s general committee meeting, councillors gave initial approval to cover half of the $45,000 project. The Barrie Soccer would be on the hook for the rest. The project includes the removal of the existing goal posts at … Read More

Mom Who Lost Her Eyesight From A Ballpark Accident Has This Warning

Baseball is called America’s favorite pastime for a reason. According to ESPN, more than 72 million people attended major league baseball games in 2017 — and that doesn’t even account for all the minor league games held at stadiums around the country. But what these millions of people don’t plan on, while they are eating their cracker jacks and root-root-rooting … Read More