Freshwater Academy

Fresh Water Academy was founded in 2010. It is home to four lovely young ladies of learning and their dedicated teachers. Located in the wilds of Wyoming, the name Fresh Water Academy was chosen as a Western analogy to Christ. Just as He is the Living Water, and we must have Him to have eternal life, any desert dweller knows the importance of fresh water to life, both for self, and the nourishment of crops or livestock. By taking nourishment in God and His word, we strengthen our own relationship with Him, our faith, and the quality and abundance of our fruitfulness.

Our keystone verse is from Jeremiah, Chapter 17, Verse 8: "For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit."

The fruit that we speak of is mentioned in Galatians 5:22
"22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law."

And the heat could be anything we experience that might test our faith in God; trials and tribulations, relationships, anything that focuses our love and attention anywhere but on Him...

Monday, January 2, 2012

The Latest on the Television Drama

The scoop according to DISH.  WyoMedia has nothing to say, which leads me to believe that they don't have a position worth defending, to tell you the truth...



http://www.dishnetwork.com/campaigns/fair_satellite/locals/2011-2012/default.aspx

DISH Network is currently attempting contract negotiations with Wyomedia Corp., Silverton Broadcasting and Mark III Media regarding your local station.

While DISH Network has reached out multiple times today to WyoMedia Corp, Silverton Broadcasting and Mark III Media, they have refused to come to the phone to negotiate. The result is our current agreement with them has expired and they have blocked your programming. DISH Network wanted to avoid customers being impacted and offered an extension. This offer was flatly refused.

DISH Network offers the best value in pay television because we work hard for fair deals that help keep costs low for our subscribers. We have successfully negotiated agreements with more than 1,000 other local TV stations during the past few years; therefore, we know with certainty that we have offered Wyomedia Corp., Silverton Broadcasting and Mark III Media fair market rates. We will continue to work diligently for reasonable rates and remain hopeful we can reach a fair agreement.
Why doesn't DISH Network simply provide me with an affiliate from another market?
Per FCC regulations, DISH Network is unable to broadcast a network affiliate from one market into another, where a network affiliate exists. This results in local broadcasters having a virtual monopoly on programming that allows them to hold-up pay TV providers and their customers in search of ever higher fees.

Why does DISH Network need to pay my local TV station for a broadcast that is available free over the air?
In the 1992 Cable Act, Congress created a process that allows local broadcasters to charge pay TV providers to distribute a station's signal. Known as the retransmission consent process, this system was in large part designed to ensure that local TV stations would be able to enhance their local news and public affairs programming that are central to their mandate as public trustees.

Unfortunately, over the ensuing years, just the opposite has happened. A congressional newspaper, The Hill, recently published an opinion editorial by Fordham University's Phillip Napoli which reveals retransmission consent fees have increased by more than 500% over the past five years while resources dedicated to local news and programming have diminished. Whether measured by the time devoted to local news, the size of local news staffs, or the originality of the content, local station investment in local news and public affairs programming is dramatically decreasing. In 2009 alone, local broadcasters cut their newsroom budgets by a staggering 65%.

What are you doing to resolve this issue?
DISH Network offers the best value in TV and home entertainment because we work hard for fair deals that help keep costs low for our subscribers. We have successfully negotiated agreements with more than 1,000 other local TV stations during the past few years; therefore, we know with certainty that we have offered fair market rates.

DISH Network greatly values local programming, which is why we are the only pay-TV provider to offer local stations in every market in the country. We will continue to work diligently for reasonable rates and remain hopeful we can reach a fair agreement that will allow us to carry this channel again.

Are there other ways that I can watch my favorite shows?
Yes, you can still watch many of your favorite shows at the below Web sites:

ABC.com
CWTV.com
CBS.com
FOX.com
NBC.com
Amazon.com
DISH Online
itunes.com
Hulu.com has many top network shows online.
Additionally, many households are able to receive local channels over the air. The FCC makes DTV Reception Maps available for addresses around the country. For information on connecting an over-the-air-antenna to your DISH Network set-top box, please Click Here

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