Crews work to repair washed-out scenic highway near Big Sur

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Crews are working to determine when they can rebuild a section of scenic roadway near Big Sur, California, after it collapsed in torrential rain last week. But officials say the damage isn’t as bad as from a 2017 landslide that cut off the tourist destination for over a year. Crews are clearing debris piles and stabilizing damaged sections of roadway. The winding highway is a popular driving route renowned for its ocean views. The head of the Big Sur Chamber of Commerce says the damage will force those traveling from Southern California to take a two-hour detour. But he said the majority of visitors come from Northern California.last_img

Season champions crowned at Kossuth County

first_imgKaytee DeVries overcame a three-point deficit by earning her fourth feature win of the season to edge Lucas Parsons by one point for the Mach-1 Sport Compact championship.  ALGONA, Iowa (Aug. 20) – In the final evening of dirt track racing of the summer Thursday at Kossuth County Speedway, unofficial season champions were crowned in each of the divisions. Myott held on for a runner-up finish as Jade Lange was third.  Alec Fett used the high side of the track to grab the lead in the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod main. Fett went from 11th to first as the hard charger and Matt Looft ended as champion. Josh Sidles’ first trip to victory lane this summer was delayed only by a yellow flag on the ninth lap as he cruised to the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock win. Cody Nielsen was the hard charger as he went from 11th to third and was also point champion for the class. By Greg Grabianowskicenter_img The early leader in the 12-car feature was A.J. Myott as the caution came out on lap five with Myott still in the lead. Off the restart, DeVries grabbed the lead and went onto the victory.  The closest feature of the evening was in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars. Jake Masters kept the heat on Kelly Shryock for the final two laps but the Fertile driver wrapped up the season championship in the class with his fifth feature win.  Jeremy Mills was lurking behind Nick Meyer for the final 11 laps but could not get past as he earned his third IMCA Modified win of the season. Despite not winning a feature all year long at the track, runner-up Mills’ consistency throughout the year earned him the modified point title.  All 2020 IMCA point standings become official on Oct. 26.last_img read more