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Pasco tourism revenue on pace to match best year ever

Friday, Aug 29, 2014 -

Visitors seem to be rediscovering Pasco County as a destination, with tourism tax revenue on track to match the best year ever, a county official said.

Tails were wagging at Landings of St. Andrew Pet Parade

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 -

The Landings of St. Andrew was going to the dogs Tuesday — and the birds and the cats.

Timber Oaks seek fix for long-time flooding

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 -

For some two decades, flooding has exasperated homeowners in Timber Oaks, a Hudson-area subdivision.

Friendly KIA expands with ‘car spa’ car wash facility

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 -

Expansion at the Friendly KIA dealership has created a “car spa,” owner John Gillis explains.

Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market is taking shape

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 -

The walls are taking shape during construction of a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market at Little and Ridge roads scheduled to open in early 2015.

NPR economic redevelopment outlook still improving

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 -

Rays of sunshine continue to break through clouds of gloom and doom six years of declining property values cast over the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency...

NPR promotes hospital site for veterans clinic

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 -

With some $3.8 million in potential incentives to offer, New Port Richey officials are promoting construction of a consolidated Veterans Affairs health clinic on the...

Pasco Arts Council mentioned as possible tenant for vacant church

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 - After eight years, city officials have a possible a user for the former church the city bought in 2006.

Demolition blitz clears NPR eyesore properties

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 - NEW PORT RICHEY — Eyesores continue to disappear from the New Port Richey landscape as officials seek to spruce up the city’s image.

Perfect storm season of 2004 dredges up memories

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 -

The winds of fortune can shift quickly, West Pasco residents learned the hard way during the 2004 hurricane season.

NPR Rotarians recall accomplishments of late Dave Parris

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014 -

For about two decades, Dave Parris provided a spark as a leader of the Rotary Club of New Port Richey.

Realtors deliver 42 backpacks to Anclote Elementary

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014 -

Some Anclote Elementary School students will get off to a faster start when classes resume Aug. 18 with backpacks stuffed with school supplies, local real estate le...

Somebody Cares Pasco gives uplifting message to students

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014 -

Students heading back to classrooms soon got a boost from benefactors who gave away some 160 backpacks Saturday.

About 100 volunteers help Schrader staff move

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014 - BAYONET POINT — With a little help from some 100 friends, Schrader Elementary teachers should be moved into its new buildings and ready to go when students return on Aug. 18.

Upscale restaurant coming to downtown NPR in fall

Friday, Aug 8, 2014 - NEW PORT RICHEY — A vacant downtown building will become the home of an upscale restaurant.

New leader of Salvation Army Pasco shares his views on issues

Friday, Aug 8, 2014 -

His grandparents were deeply involved in Salvation Army. His parents first met and fell in love through Salvation Army.

NPR to close Grand Boulevard near Sims Park

Thursday, Aug 7, 2014 -

As part of a long-range plan to blend an enlarged Sims Park and the Orange Lake area, New Port Richey City Council members expressed preferences Tuesday night for a ...

County to research loans for energy efficiency, conservation

Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014 -

Pasco County officials hope to keep PACE with other cities and counties that offer financing for homes and businesses to build projects for greater energy efficiency...

Recycling alternative has surprisingly strong start

Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014 -

After more than two decades, blue bags filled with recyclable trash could slowly disappear from Pasco County curbsides.

County chooses east side of Hicks Road for sidewalk

Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014 - HUDSON — Pasco County has approved the final route for sidewalks to be added to Hicks Road between S.R. 52 and Hudson Avenue, bringing the project a step closer to construction in 2017.

Pack-A-Sack food drive reaps many donations in July

Friday, Aug 1, 2014 -

Schools not only educate many Pasco youngsters, they also feed them regular meals.

NPR leaders advocate better access for Grey Preserve

Friday, Aug 1, 2014 -

With a five-year capital improvements plan taking shape, New Port Richey City Council members expressed preferences Tuesday night on projects they would give high pr...

Conjecture begins on consolidated VA clinic site

Friday, Aug 1, 2014 - NEW PORT RICHEY — The early speculation on the site of the consolidated Veterans Affairs Health Care clinic in Pasco has fallen on the former Community Hospital of New Port Richey.

Saga over Ridge Road extension continues into 16th year

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 -

Early in 2013, U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis urged federal regulators to help resolve the long-running regulatory stalemate over the Ridge Road extension project.

NPR to renew its ‘Where’s Richey?’ awareness campaign

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 -

For fans of “Where’s Waldo?” and “Flat Stanley,” New Port Richey plans to resume its new awareness campaign, “Where’...

Three years in the making, food bank warehouse could open soon

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 -

Dreams do come true, Lester Cypher firmly believes, but they don’t always follow his timetable.

Pasco Fire Station 30 to serve as prototype

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 - NEW PORT RICHEY — Pasco Fire Rescue holds an opening ceremony for its Fire Station 30, which replaces the former home of the Magnolia Valley Volunteer Fire Department.

Dollar General to open standalone NPR store as replacement

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 -

A standalone Dollar General store will replace the location that has been a fixture in the East Richey Square shopping center, across the street.

Pasco animal shelter begins barrage of pet adoption discounts

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 -

Pasco County Animal Services officials have been planning a blitz of adoption discounts through August because the county shelter has been overflowing.

PR considers Nicks Park parking, boat launch fees

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 -

Two parks could see big changes, Port Richey City Council members discussed Tuesday night.

Sheriff posse members ride tall in saddle to PACK

Friday, Jul 18, 2014 -

How many Pasco residents would know that horses don’t care to be petted on their noses?

Gulfside hospice observes 25th anniversary

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 -

Shortly after opening its doors in July 1989, Gulfside Hospice faced a financial crisis, founder Carol Springer recalled. The staff gathered round a former dining ro...

Former CARES center director joins lawmaker’s staff

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 -

A West Pasco fixture for decades, Evie Parks has become district secretary for state Rep. Amanda Murphy, D-New Port Richey.

NPR proposes no new taxes, same tax rate for FY 2015

Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 - With a $5.5 million surplus and the first increase in property values since 2008, city officials began delving into the city budget for the next fiscal year....

LED streetlights will shine down on NPR streets

Tuesday, Jul 8, 2014 -

Many New Port Richey leaders are spotting positive trends pointing the city to a bright future, starting with LED streetlights that maintain their brightness.

PR could dust off proposal for playground at park

Tuesday, Jul 8, 2014 -

City officials will try again to install a handicap-accessible playground at Waterfront Park as a signal to residents of a commitment to improve Port Richey.

Survey could guide Port Richey community leaders

Sunday, Jul 6, 2014 -

Fireworks lit up the night last night over Waterfront Park, but community leaders hope a recent survey will help shine a light on possible improvements to boost the coas...

NPR police chief vows ‘relentless’ prostitution crackdown

Sunday, Jul 6, 2014 -

Local officials took a bite out of crime a few weeks ago when city police officers assisted in a prostitution sting that resulted in 16 arrests.

Salvation Army Pasco Corps has new commander

Sunday, Jul 6, 2014 -

A new commander arrived last week to take the helm of Salvation Army Pasco Corps.

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