C.T. Bowen, Pasco County Reporter

C.T. Bowen

Pasco County Reporter

I landed in Pasco County more than 30 years ago from upstate New York and never left. I joined the Times in 1998 after 11 years at the Tampa Tribune and, over the past three decades, I've authored, stories, columns and editorials about the people, places and politics of this county. My wife, Mary Beth, and I live in Land O' Lakes and are parents of two grown sons.

State seeks to fly over past traffic woes at new I-75 interchange in Pasco

The state Department of Transportation plans to build its new interchange at I-75 and Overpass Road with a flyover like the one on Bruce B. Downs Boulevard that opened in 2008. Times (2008)
The Department of Transportation plans to build the "ultimate'' interchange at Overpass Road.

Bowen: In these classrooms, restoring communities will be a focus

Dayspring Academy plans to turn the former Jasmine Lakes Community and Civic Association clubhouse on Jasmine Boulevard into an elementary school. C.T. BOWEN | Times
Dayspring Academy in west Pasco wants to turn former civic clubhouses into schools and community centers.

You drive a golf cart around town? You're not going to like this

DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD   |   Times Timothy Smelley, of New Port Richey, heads south over the US 19 bridge at the  Pithlachascotee River on Tuesday (4/23/19) where the river divides the cities of Port Richey and New Port Richey.
The city of New Port Richey balks at a proposed U.S. 19 riverside path if golf carts are excluded.

Gov. Ron DeSantis makes it official, naming Nikki Alvarez-Sowles as Pasco County Clerk & Comptroller

Nichole “Nikki’’ Alvarez-Sowles, Pasco County Clerk & Comptroller.
Nichole Alvarez-Sowles succeeds Paula S. O'Neil, who retired June 30.

That planned snow park in Pasco County? It just got the green light.

The company behind TreeHoppers and Scream-A-Geddon wants to expand and bring a snow park to rural Pasco County. The attraction will be similar to the Dell’Osso Family Farm snow park, shown above, in California. Courtesy Dell’Osso Family Farm
The snow park would be on property adjoining the TreeHoppers zip-lining park and the Scream-A-Geddon haunted house attraction.