Somerset en Fire and Ice Festival to Bring Old West to Somerset <p>Round up the cattle and put on your finest 10-gallon hat because this year’s Fire and Ice Festival will take you to the American frontier.</p><p>“Wild, Wild West,” the 19<sup>th</sup> annual winter festival, will be held Jan. 17-19 in Uptown Somerset and Stephanie Williams, <a href="">executive director of Somerset Inc.</a>, said this year is going to be unlike any other.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 17:53:11 +0000 Michael Lynch 22755 at Construction Begins on Route 219 in Somerset County <p>After 40 years of planning and securing funding, work will begin August 27 on a new stretch on Route 219 in Somerset County.</p><p>The 11-mile, four-lane roadway will connect the existing Route 219 south of Somerset with the existing four-lane Meyersdale bypass.</p><p>The project will include new interchanges north of Meyersdale and at a crossing of the Mud Pike roadway.</p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Jessica Nath 14859 at Trout Fishing Rush Starts in the Laurel Highlands <p>As the weather begins to warm up and snow starts to melt in Western Pennsylvania, anglers from around the state are beginning their yearly trek to fly-fish in the Laurel Highlands.</p><p>With the second most cold-water streams in the nation, behind Alaska, the Commonwealth is home to the most trout anglers in the U.S., besides California.</p><p>Monty Murty, president of the Forbes Trail Chapter of Trout Unlimited, a cold-water conservation organization, said people can fly-fish year round in Pennsylvania, but most start in the early spring and go through June. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Tim Camerato 6122 at