Tag: Columbia

Business, community donations help Columbia County fund new K-9

$5,000 from Didion helps department meet $40K funding goal
Didion Representatives with a new K-9
Columbia County Sheriff’s Deputy Ron Stage, Captain Jason Kocovsky, Deputy Derek Jesko, and K9 Artus

Didion representatives: Derrick Clark, Mark Nehls, Riley Didion

PORTAGE, Wis. — The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office will be able to fund another K-9 team thanks to donations from the community, according to a news release.

Didion, a dry corn mill and ethanol-alcohol facility in Cambria, said Thursday it donated $5,000 to support the sheriff’s office efforts to add a fourth K-9 unit to their team. Didion said the donation helped push the sheriff’s office over its goal of $20,000, which also now allows for a $20,000 matching gift from an anonymous local business.

According to the release, the cost to purchase a police dog is about $40,000,

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Occidental Petroleum Reaches a Deal to Sell its Onshore Assets in Columbia

Occidental Petroleum (NYSE:OXY) announced today that it has agreed to sell its onshore assets in Colombia to private equity giant The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ:CG). The oil company will receive up to $825 million for the assets, with $700 million coming at closing and the remainder subject to production and commodity price targets. The company expects to close this deal during the fourth quarter.  

Occidental Petroleum is including its operations and working interest in the Llanos Norte, Middle Magdalena, and Putumayo Basins, which are part of a partnership with the country’s state oil company Ecopetrol (NYSE:EC). Occidental will retain a presence in the country by keeping its offshore exploration blocks. Those assets are also part of a strategic partnership with Ecopetrol, as is a joint venture in the Permian Basin. Occidental CEO Vicki Hollub noted that those offshore exploration blocks are “highly prospective” and “hold tremendous potential that could

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