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Friday, November 13, 2015

Laurel Mountain news

A ground-breaking ceremony to mark the beginning of the yearlong $6.5 million restoration of state-owned Laurel Mountain Ski Area fell victim to the Pennsylvania budget stalemate in Harrisburg.
Instead of state, local and resort officials digging into pre-softened dirt with ceremonial spade shovels last month, Ligonier Construction Co. of nearby Laughlintown started the work with growling yellow bulldozers biting into the rocky topography.
A traditional ribbon-cutting “still may happen — if we get a budget,” said Terry Brady, spokesman for the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.