Culling has great finale at Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

first_imgFORT WORTH, TX – Stephen Culling, Steer Wrestler from Fort St. John, had a great finale at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo in Fort Worth, Texas.On Saturday, February 9, Culling put together three runs in 12.5 seconds to earn over $14,500 and climb to fourth in the World standings.The 2016 PRCA Rookie of the Year won the second go-round with a 3.3 second run en route to the win.- Advertisement -Culling says this win gives him a good start to the season that takes place for the next seven months.“That’s a huge hit at this time of the year. I mean, the year’s just kind of getting rolling now and to get a bump like that, right now, just kind of sets the fire for the next seven months.”Up next, Culling will be in Jackson, Mississippi on February 13 to run his second steer. Then on February 15, in the morning, Culling will be in Buckeye, Arizona and then that night, he will be making the short-round in San Angelo, Texas. Then next week, Culling will be in Tuscon, Arizona.Advertisementlast_img read more

Fairbanks Representative looks to improve rural internet

first_imgFairbanks State Representative David Guttenberg has a plan for improving internet service in rural areas of the state. Guttenberg said a bill he’s sponsoring would create a state corporation to contract with service providers to build infrastructure that’s too costly for individual companies to invest in.Listen Now ”Put out a job that we need this many towers in these locations to fill the gap. We need this much fiber optics,” Guttenburg said. “The state owns that, and it just sells that at-cost so it’s not expensive. Right now one of the companies wants to bring up broadband. It’s very expensive to run the line or download broadband from some place. This would lower those costs.”Guttenberg said the plan targets so called “middle mile infrastructure” that connects internet service providers with local networks. His plan calls for tapping existing federal universal service fee revenue to pay for the work.”Take money that’s already there,” Guttenburg said. “I’m not raising taxes. I’m not collecting new taxes. But use some of this universal service fund that’s already on everybody’s bill, and target it to the problems instead of continuing paying the subsidy to the industry.”Guttenberg said he’s travelling to Washington DC this week to meet with Federal Communications Commission officials to discuss the legislation, and determine if it can dovetail into an FCC plan to address broadband issues in Alaska. The plan released August 31st said it builds on an Alaska Telephone Association proposal to provide carriers with the option of receiving fixed amounts of support over the next ten years to deploy and maintain networks.last_img read more