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Garrett County Considers Aiding Whitewater Course

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OAKLAND, Md. (AP) — Elected officials in far western Maryland are considering whether Garrett County should take an active role in helping a financially strapped, man-made whitewater course.

The Garrett County Commissioners were set to meet in a closed session Monday to discuss the problems of the nonprofit Adventure Sports Center International near McHenry. They say they’ll make a public announcement Feb. 7.

The center’s operators acknowledged earlier this month that they have defaulted on bank loans, partly due to the financial problems of the group that owns the nearby Wisp ski resort.

The adventure sports center is scheduled to play host to the 2014 international canoe slalom championships. The center’s board of directors has considered asking the county or nearby Garrett College to take over the whitewater course.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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