Clear Lake News

11/15/2021
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, VA – With President Biden’s signing today of the $1.2 trillion bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), you may have mistakenly thought that only road, bridge, rail, power and water infrastructure, public transit, drinking and wastewater, high speed internet, environmental, and…

10/7/2021
BoatUS News
ANNAPOLIS, Md., October 7, 2021 – Recycling old fishing line and soft baits into new products is labor-intensive, inefficient and simply, for many anglers, not easy to do. This hampers the ability to grow the volume of line and soft bait recycling in the U.S. However, three BoatUS Foundation and Berkley Recast and…

7/18/2021
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va. – It’s been a tumultuous year for Americans, and getting away from it all on a recreational boat has given many the respite they’ve needed. With lives upended, some recreational boat owners have chosen to reflect on the times when selecting a name for their boat. “Social…

7/16/2021
BoatUS News
A Dive Into the 2020 U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety Statistics Reveal How the Pandemic Affected Boating in Ways Just Beginning to be Understood ANNAPOLIS, Md., July 16, 2021 – The U.S. Coast Guard recently released the 2020 Recreational Boating Statistics, and reports of accidents, fatalities and injuries were…

7/1/2021
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., June 29, 2021 – It’s been a tumultuous year for Americans, and getting away from it all on a recreational boat has given many the respite they’ve needed. With lives upended, some recreational boat owners have chosen to reflect on the times when selecting a name for their boat. &ldquo…

6/24/2021
RBFF News
ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Recreational fishing and boating continues to reach new and diverse audiences according to a new industry study from the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF). The 2021 Special Report on Fishing found that: 19.7 million females went fishing in 2020, a 10%…

6/15/2021
BoatUS News
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Boat owners wishing to do good or take advantage of potential tax benefits may consider donating their boats to charity. Often this decision is made at the end of year just before the start of the new tax season. Waiting until the end of the year, however, could shortchange a boater’s potential…

6/7/2021
BoatUS News
“Do I know how to be found in an emergency?” That’s a question every boater should ask at the beginning of the boating season. The answer, however, is likely to go far beyond simply having a cellphone aboard. The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water offers five tips that can potentially…

6/3/2021
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., June 1, 2021 – Efforts by the ethanol industry to create a new federal rule that would weaken or eliminate important warning labels designed to prevent boaters and consumers from misfueling with prohibited higher-ethanol fuels at roadside gas pumps has Boat Owners Association of The United States…

5/20/2021
BoatUS News
SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 20, 2021 – The voices of recreational boaters, more than 4,000 strong who recently contacted their California state legislators and governor’s office asking for a more responsible and fair boat registration fee increase, have been heard. During recent budget negotiations, Boat Owners…

5/14/2021
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., May 24, 2021 – The traditional kickoff of the summer boating season, Memorial Day weekend, is just days away, and TowBoatUS, the on-water towing service that gets boats home after they break down or run aground, is expecting a very busy 2021 summer boating season ahead with increased boating traffic…

3/26/2021
Lake News
On March 17th, the IRS announced that individual taxpayers have until May 17th to file and pay their 2020 federal income tax. You don’t need to file any forms for this relief it’s automatic. It’s important to note that this extension does not apply to corporations, partnerships, estates, or trusts. You…

3/24/2021
BoatUS News
ANNAPOLIS, Md., March 23, 2021 – In recreational boating, cellphones are just fine for routine communications. So why do you need a VHF radio – either a handheld or fixed mount – on your boat? Because in an emergency it’s the only thing that can directly connect you to the U.S. Coast Guard’s…

3/15/2021
BoatUS News
Applies to boats less than 26 feet operating on plane or above displacement speed SPRINGFIELD, Va., March 15, 2021 – There are new engine cutoff device wear requirements for recreational boat operators as part of the January 1, 2021, passage of National Defense Authorization Act that included a U.S. Coast Guard…

2/10/2021
NWS
Water Resources Outlook (February 2021)

10/17/2020 11:50:00 AM
Globe Gazette
While the Clear Lake football team’s offense has been figuring itself out for most of the season, the Lions have been kept in games with their solid defense. And although the Lions had a five ...

9/15/2020 10:31:00 PM
Lake County Record-Bee
Lake County certainly needs the business that bass tournaments generate, but not enough to jeopardize the health of its citizens.

9/15/2020 2:10:00 PM
Skagit Valley Herald
After hearing a recap of how rising water in Turner and Nookachamps creeks impacts residents in and around Clear Lake, the Skagit County Board of Commissioners passed an emergency declaration ...

9/15/2020 10:02:00 AM
NBC Right Now
Level 2 "Be Set" evacuation notices are in effect. Be prepared to leave if you are around Clear Lake and Rimrock Lake.

9/10/2020 2:07:00 PM
Globe Gazette
Two Clear Lake police officers have been promoted. Officers Brandon Heinz and Cory Gute were sworn in as lieutenants for the Clear Lake Police Department by Mayor Nelson Crabb Tuesday evening.

9/8/2020 7:00:00 PM
Globe Gazette
He’s had a pretty successful career for someone of his age,” said Clear Lake City Administrator Scott Flory announcing the hire Tuesday evening during the city council meeting. Schmidt has more than ...

9/8/2020 4:00:00 PM
Vanity Fair
Trump flags aren’t so much about his campaign as they are about identity—a statement not of political support but of a state of being. And much like the Stars and Bars, they’ll endure long after the ...

9/8/2020 12:11:00 PM
The Business Journals
A new joint venture between Miami-based Hyperion Group and New York-based Winter Properties proposed a 17-story apartment tower in downtown West Palm Beach. The developers announced in July the ...

9/2/2020
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., September 2, 2020 – A new video from Wildlife Forever, funded in part by a BoatUS Foundation Grassroots Grant shows watersport boat owners how to easily follow “Clean, Drain, Dry” at the boat ramp to help prevent the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS). Support for the video also…

9/1/2020
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va. September 1, 2020 – For the nation’s 12 million boat owners, Labor Day weekend is the last blast, with many enjoying the end-of-summer boating ritual with family and friends aboard, according to Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). The national advocacy, services and safety…

8/31/2020
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., August 31, 2020 – Last year, 76,418 recreational boaters had a reason to summon nonemergency, routine assistance from TowBoatUS, the nation’s largest on-water towing service for recreational boaters. Accidentally running aground, dead batteries and dead engines were the chief culprits. Instead…

8/24/2020
BoatUS News
Aims to increase fishing line and soft bait recycling by tapping the public for ideas ANNAPOLIS, Md., August 24, 2020 – Have you ever wondered how old, discarded fishing line is recycled and reused? You may be surprised to learn that turning fishing line into new products is labor intensive, requiring a series of…

8/11/2020 3:50:00 PM
Gulf Times
The Diplomatic Institute at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs signed yesterday a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the University of Houston-Clear Lake, in the presence of a number of officials.

8/11/2020
BoatUS News
PROVIDENCE, R.I., August 11, 2020 – With the move to phase 2 of the Rhode Island Fiberglass Vessel Recycling (RIFVR) Pilot Program to address the disposal issue of recreational boats, project managers have released “Facing the Legacy: Lifecycle Solutions for Fiberglass Boats.” The short video shares the…

8/5/2020
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., August 5, 2020 - More first-time boat buyers are getting on the water this season than in summers past. Along with the boat, many new owners also find themselves shopping for boat insurance for the first time. What are the most basic things new boat owners should know about buying a boat policy? BoatUS…

7/28/2020
NWS
Water Resources Outlook (July 2020)

7/22/2020
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., July 22, 2020 -- While a boat’s name can be as varied as the owner at the helm, certain themes do stick out, according to Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). The national advocacy, services, and safety group has issued its annual list of Top 10 Boat Names, which it compiles from…

7/17/2020 11:58:00 AM
KIMT
Lake Theatre in Clear Lake says it is closing “effective immediately” due to an employee testing positive for the coronavirus. In a post to Facebook, the Lake Theatre says the employee is not showing ...

7/14/2020
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., July 14, 2020 – With summer boating season in full swing, it’s now common to see recreational boats being filled up at gas stations across the country. However, making sure the right fuel gets in the boat’s tank isn’t always assured: 54% of consumers in a recent Harris Poll…

7/13/2020
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va. July 13, 2020 – The coronavirus pandemic is leading to more recreational boats and paddlers hitting the water, all trying to have fun in a safe way. So what are these two groups doing this season to safely share more crowded waters?“Ultimately, it’s about looking out for each other,&rdquo…

7/11/2020 5:01:00 PM
Patch
CLEAR LAKE, TX — Looking for a new house nearby, but tired of browsing through the same old real-estate listings every time you search online? Not to worry! To keep you in the game, we've got ...

7/2/2020 11:55:00 PM
KIMT
It's a clear cut message for boaters this weekend from law enforcement: don't operate a boat while intoxicated. According to statistics from the U.S. Coast Guard, alcohol use is the leading ...

6/23/2020 10:03:00 AM
MSN
First-year Clear Lake head volleyball coach Cici Anderson said she and her team are making strides to a hopeful 2020 season which would begin in August. When Krystal “Cici” Anderson was hired ...

6/19/2020 7:19:00 AM
bnnbloomberg
Markets haven’t fully accounted for possible tax increases and new financial rules that may result from a Democratic sweep in November: Joe Biden winning the White House, Democrats capturing the ...

6/12/2020 12:21:00 AM
Iowa City Press-Citizen
Funcrest Dairy and Grill, an iconic fixture for several decades on the way to the Coralville Lake Dam, may be open for customers by July Fourth. The bait and tackle shop is off to the left. (Photo: ...







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