• Blog: Six Facilities That Left Me Floored

    by Michael Gaio May 2014

    When I was invited by Regupol America to tour several athletic and fitness facilities earlier this month, I had no idea what I was in for. Working for AB, we know how important the right kind of flooring is — it impacts everything from acoustics and aesthetics to cost and usability — but it takes getting out of the office and seeing the details up close to really understand how flooring can make an impact.

  • Fenced-In Synthetic Turf Riles Neighbors

    by Debbie Kelley May 2014

    Frank and Sandy Rakoczy gaze out their window and sigh. A tall chain-link fence topped with barbed wire stares back. "It's not an attractive-looking thing," Nancy says, shaking her head. Workers from Performance Recreation in Pueblo have removed the sod from the athletic field at Eagleview Middle School in Rockrimmon, as they prepare the ground for artificial turf. It's the new status quo for schools in Academy School District 20.

  • After Long Battle, School Can Build on Former Golf Course

    by KELCIE PEGHER May 2014

    The Key School can officially go ahead with a contested plan to build athletic fields on a former golf course, according to the latest court to hear the case. School officials said they are pleased the legal fight has been resolved and said their next steps would be to seek county permits and reach out to the Annapolis Roads community, which adjoins the planned facility.

  • Taxpayers Still Paying for Troubled $20M Sports Complex

    by Emilee Eagar May 2014

    By Emilee Eagar Deseret News TOOELE - One year ago, Tooele County nearly hit rock bottom during what one county commissioner called the "perfect financial storm." Now, taxpayers are still paying back more than $4.5 million in interfund loans for a major sports complex that was bleeding money. The interfund loans - or cash loaned from one fund to another - are subject to repayment, but county officials say there was no repayment plan in place at the time the loans were made.

  • University to Transfer Deed of 12-Acre Park to City

    by Eliot Kleinberg, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer May 2014

    The city is the proud owner of a new park. At today's West Palm Beach City Commission meeting, representatives of Palm Beach Atlantic University are scheduled to formally hand over the deed to a 12-acre park the college built.

  • Pittsburgh Penguins Introducing Dek Hockey to 12 Parks

    by CORINNE KENNEDY May 2014

    Graham Park in Cranberry is slated to be the site of a new Dek hockey rink, provided by the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. The rink will be the first one built by "Project Power Play," the program run by the Penguins and Highmark, outside Allegheny County.

  • Business Neighbors See No Benefit from UT Rec Fields

    by Megan Boehnke May 2014

    While UT officials have declared the new fields a great success for students, some area businesses said they saw modest — if any — impact from the influx of students.

  • Former Spring Training Ballpark to Become Waterpark

    by Sun Sentinel May 2014

    - Schlitterbahn Waterparks plans to turn a past field of dreams into rivers of fun. More than twice the size of Rapids Water Park in Riviera Beach, the planned water park features an interconnected system of rivers and rides that visitors can enjoy without ever getting out of their inner tubes.

  • Sprinkler Malfunction Delays Big South Baseball Tourney

    by May 2014

    In baseball, sometimes you win, sometimes you lose and sometimes it rains. And then, sometimes you have a sprinkler malfunction.

  • Officials Balk at $3K Fee to Use School for Summer Rec

    by DONNA PERRY, Staff Writer May 2014

    LIVERMORE FALLS -- Selectmen voiced displeasure Tuesday night when they learned the town would need to pay a $3,000 fee to RSU 73 to use the former high school for a summer recreation program. Selectman Kenny Jacques and other board members say they are being made to pay for the use of the school and taxpayers already pay taxes for the building and adult education. They also will now be required to pay an additional $44,000 in next year's budget as of July 1 to keep the building open. Jay and Livermore, also in the district, will pay $44,000 each, too. Jacques called it a triple dip into taxpayers' pockets.