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first_imgThe public hearing is to accept comment on the possible renewal of Interim Ordinance No. 13030.  Specifically, this ordinance affects mineral extraction and asphalt production activities.  It addresses the minimum designation criteria such as set back standards, site size, and various environmental considerations.  For information on the proposals, Contact Olivia Story, (360) 754-3355 ext 7544, by e-mail at storyo@co.thurston.wa.us. Or visit:http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/planning/default.html Those needing special accommodations to participate in the hearing can call (360) 786-5489 by 10:00 a.m. at least three days prior to the meeting and ask for the ADA Coordinator. Citizens with hearing impairments may call the TDD line at (360) 786-2933. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Thurston Commissioners Hold Hearing on Mineral Lands Ordinance Referenced ordinances and draft regulations are available at the Thurston County Resource Stewardship, Permit Assistance Center at the address below or online at http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/planning/default.html.  Those wishing to testify should appear and be heard. Those who cannot attend the hearing can send written comments to the staff contact listed above by August 9, 2011, 4:00 P.M. by email or mail. (Mail address- Planning Department,2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Olympia, WA 98502.) OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Tuesday August 9, 2011 regarding proposed changes to the county’s mineral lands extraction regulations.  The hearing will start at 5:30 in Room 280, Building One of the Thurston County Courthouse Complex, 2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW, Olympia, WA 98502. The Board may take action at the conclusion of the hearing.last_img read more


first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Saint Martin’s UniversityAmy BensonAmy Benson, an independent documentary filmmaker in Seattle, will discuss her film, “Drawing the Tiger,” an intimate portrait of a Nepali family whose chance to break its cycle of poverty disappears with the untimely death of their scholarly daughter, at the next Robert A. Harvie Social Justice Lecture. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Friday, February 6, at 4 p.m., in Harned Hall #110, located on the Saint Martin’s University campus, 5000 Abbey Way SE, in Lacey.Filmed over seven years, the film follows the family of Shanta, a gifted student, and how the Darnal family struggles to survive when this determined scholarship recipient ends her own life. The promising student provided her family with a chance to break their cycle of poverty when she is awarded her scholarship to attend school in the city. The Darnals expected her to return to their village as a doctor and ease their impoverishment. After Shanta’s death, her relatives must cope with the lost opportunity they had hoped would change their fates.The film was the result of a video project about the power of girls’ education in the developing world that was made for an NGO, which is a common term for a non-governmental organization that performs a variety of service and humanitarian functions.After Shanta’s death, the NGO removed her from its promotional materials. But Benson and her Nepali co-director, Ramyata Limbu, persisted with telling Shanta’s story about the ‘why’ of her suicide through  documenting the lives of her family. As the film unfolds over the seven-year period, global development watchwords come to life: less than a dollar a day, illiteracy, child marriage, migration. Factors not commonly measured – self-esteem, faith, mental health and marital love – tell this family’s story.Benson is co-owner of Nonfiction Media, a production company in Seattle. She has shot and directed more than 25 short films, telling the stories of nonprofits in the Pacific Northwest, Africa and Asia. Her personal documentary short – “Three: Impressions from the Struggle for Girls’ Education” – was the centerpiece of the UNIFEM Singapore film festival.Another short, “Called to Shine,” about Clarksdale, Mississippi’s only female preacher, premiered at the Langston Hughes film festival. Benson’s very first short about the life in a local homeless encampment won awards from SIFF and the Seattle Times. “Drawing the Tiger” is her first feature film.The Robert A. Harvie Social Justice Lecture Series, now in its ninth year, was created by Saint Martin’s University Professor of Criminal Justice Robert Hauhart, Ph.D., J.D., chair of the University’s Department of Society and Social Justice, to raise awareness of social justice issues within the community. The series honors the work of Robert A. Harvie, J.D., former professor and chair of the Department of Criminal Justice at Saint Martin’s.For more information, contact Robert Hauhart at 360-438-4525 or rhauhart@stmartin.edu.last_img read more


first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by United Way of Thurston CountyOn October 25 and 26, 2018, United Way of Thurston County will offer Results-Based Accountability (RBA) Training to program partners. RBA is part of the new framework United Way of Thurston County is implementing for all service providers applying for UWTC funding. United Way will provide lunch both days. There is no charge to attend for agencies applying for United Way funding. We recommend this training for executive and development staff.Results-Based Accountability is a disciplined way of thinking and acting to improve entrenched and complex social problems. Communities use it to improve the lives of children, youth, families, adults and by organizations to improve the effectiveness of their programs.RBA uses a data-driven, decision-making process to help communities and organizations get beyond talking about problems to taking action to solve problems. RBA starts with ends and works backward, towards means. The “end” or difference you are trying to make looks slightly different if you are working on a broad community level or are focusing on your specific program or organization.The population versus performance distinction is what separates RBA from all other frameworks. It is important to understand because it determines who is responsible for what. Population accountability organizes our work with co-equal partners to promote community well-being. In contrast, Performance Accountability organizes our work to have the greatest impact on our customers. What we do for our customers is our contribution to community impact.WHO: United Way of Thurston CountyWHAT: Results-Based Accountability TrainingWHEN: October 25 from 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. & October 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.WHERE: First United Methodist Church, 1224 Legion Way SE, Olympia WA 98501WHY: RBA is part of the new framework United Way of Thurston County is implementing for all service providers applying for UWTC funding.RESERVE A SPOT:https://commerce.ayt360.org/Compass360WebPortals/eCommerce/org=unitedway-thurston.org/request=eventTicketing/eventId=C5BC9BD2-55AD-4A47-AAA9-35B8387CFA8CFOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Paul Larsen, Director of Community Impact, 360-943-2773 ext. 113, plarsen@unitedway-thurston.orglast_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement 6sqceNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs52ksukWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E3o3su( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) a1xiWould you ever consider trying this?😱cxnvjCan your students do this? 🌚9jtqgRoller skating! Powered by Firework The ‘Universe Boss’ Chris Gayle has ended all speculations about his retirement. Upon his dismissal after an explosive knock of 72 in just 41 balls in the final ODI, Gayle received a standing ovation from the Trinidad crowd. Even the Indian players came forward to congratulate him, which led to rumors that the Jamaican batsman might just have played his last match for West Indies. But in a video posted by Windies Cricket, he can be seen saying “I didn’t announce any retirement. Yeah, I am still with West Indies cricket until any further notice”.Advertisement Chris Gayle made his ODI debut in 1999 against India in Toronto and the 39-year-old is West Indies’ all-time run-scorer in ODIs with 10480 runs from 301 matches. In his 20-year career in one-day cricket he has registered 25 hundreds and 54 fifties. And on Wednesday in the final game of the ODI series, Gayle walked out to bat with a special jersey marking his 301st ODI appearance. The ‘Gaylestorm’ started right away with 8 boundaries and 5 maximums before being dismissed by Khaleel Ahmed. Him and Virat Kohli were seen doing their famous high-five celebration while he was returning back to the pavilion.Advertisement Earlier, West Indies had won the toss and decided to bat. Together with his opening partner Evin Lewis, Gayle put up a 115-run stand in just 10 overs. However, Jason Holder and his men couldn’t take advantage of his stint as the Men in Blue won by six wickets.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgImage Courtesy: ITV/Getty/ReutersAdvertisement 5dfktNBA Finals | Brooklyn VslmzqWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ei0l( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) bpwWould you ever consider trying this?😱poCan your students do this? 🌚cazceRoller skating! Powered by Firework The Raheem Sterling incident is hitting heavy on Joe Gomez. What starte off as just a normal on the pitch verbal taunt, the Manchester City star reportedly assaulted his compatriot in the training ground canteen just prior to today’s Montenegro qualifier. And now, the Liverpool center back is facing massive heckle from supporters.Advertisement Image Courtesy: ITV/Getty/ReutersSterling missed the fixture as Gareth Southgate’s boys raided the Balkans 7-0 at Wembley, Gomez was subbed in for Mason Mount in the 70th minute, and still one goal to go. However, the home fans weren’t pleased to miss the 24 year old winger, and as soon as Gomez stepped on field, booing started and some even screamed: ‘You’re the reason I can’t see Sterling today’.Check out this clip below, captured by one YouTuber named Owen Howell, who was present today at the stadium, and posted it on Twitter.Advertisement Apparently, the English coach condemned the whole incident that took place behind in the stands.“No, I don’t understand it. No England player should ever be booed.” Southgate told Sky Sports.“Him and Raheem are very close and the whole team are very close so we don’t want to see anybody treated in that way.” the 46 year old added.With the 11 minute opener from Oxlade-Chamberlain, skipper Harry Kane secured a hat trick, along with goals from Rashford and Tammy Abraham, and one own goal from Montenegro defender Aleksandar Šofranac. Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgBy John BurtonRUMSON – Changes at the Oceanic Bridge not only include its refurbishment but also who operates the drawbridge.Oceanic Bridge control room.As county and local officials convened Friday, May 18, to celebrate the opening of the county bridge connecting Rumson to the Locust section of Middletown, Monmouth County Freeholder Director John P. Curley talked about the switch to a private company for the Oceanic Bridge and three other county spans.“The county took a hard look at the operation of our four county drawbridges,” he said. It was determined it would be more cost effective to contract the operation to a private company, as opposed to continue using county, unionized employees.Beginning on Jan. 1, the county contracted with Draw­bridge Services, Inc., Pom­pano Beach, Fla., to operate the Oceanic, Rumson-Sea Bright, Shark River inlet and Glimmer Glass bridges.The county had 23 employees – 19 operators and four chief operators – working on those bridges, Curley said this week. With the signing of the agreement to privatize the operation, “right off the bat we saved $576,000,” in salary, benefits and pension costs.New Jersey, according to Curley, is the last state on the eastern seaboard to use government workers to man the bridges.“What this does is it keeps the county at an arm’s length, away from liability,” the freeholder said, meaning the private company would be the first recourse against any possible litigation. “Plus,” Curley said, “we don’t have to deal with employee conflicts,” as would be the case with union members.The county employees are members of Communication Workers of America Local 1032. Phone and email messages to the local’s Ewing office this week to speak to the president, Patrick Kavanagh, were not returned by press time.Drawbridge Services operates 50 bridges, mostly in Florida, but also in Washington, D.C. In addition to the four in Monmouth County, the company operates one in the Atlantic City area, the company’s president, Daniel Porter, said.Drawbridge Services has 37 workers employed in Monmouth County to man the four bridges; they all live in the areas where they work, Porter said.Among those employees are “a handful” of former county bridge tenders, he said. All of his employees go through company training, including classroom instruction and on-site lessons, he said. Instruction is based on U.S. Coast Guard regulations and state and federal transportation regulations.“It’s going very good,” since taking over, Porter said this week. “The customer [Monmouth County] is satisfied.” Curley said the bulk of county bridge workers were incorporated into other departments, with special attention given to longer serving employees who were approaching retirement.The county’s move, Curley said, “shrinks the size of government,” and has no downside, that he has detected.The Oceanic Bridge work was completed and opened last Friday after seven months and $3.5 million worth of repairs. The project was completed a week ahead of schedule and on budget, but its closure since last October forced drivers to take lengthy detours, and had local businesses worrying about downturns in their sales as inconvenienced customers sought out other locations.last_img read more


first_imgRUMSON – The annual Albert E. Martin Jr. Hoops For Horizons Basketball Tournament concluded another successful event Saturday at Rumson Country Day School.The tournament’s purpose is to raise money for the Horizons Student Enrichment Program at RCDS, which supports educational opportunities for local children living in lower income circumstances.“We wanted it for kids from kindergarten to eighth grade and put them in a six-week summer program,” said Hilary DiPiero. a member of the Board of Advisors. “The children also learn to swim so we are partnered with the Red Bank YMCA. We have children from all over the county.”The tournament, a 3-on-3 affair, named in memory of Albert Martin, Jr, a Red Bank Regional basketball player who died during a scrimmage two years ago.— By Jim Hintelmannlast_img read more


first_imgBy John Burton |RED BANK – Borough Councilman Michael Whelan sees a way to offer modest relief from traffic congestion and offer visitors a ride around the downtown.He wants the Scooter Dudes to handle it.Whelan said he’s been in talks with the operators of the newly formed company, Scooter Dudes, to allow them to operate in the borough’s downtown area for a proposed 90-day trial period.The company would use its small, jitney- style vehicle (think a larger version of a golf cart), that can hold up to six passengers, to transport people around to various stops in the commercial and arts district.“It’s kind of a modern, cool idea,” Whelan said.The thought is people could use some of the available valet parking in the district or other remote parking locations and then take this cart to be chauffeured from a restaurant to, say, the Two River Theater or the Count Basie Theatre to catch a performance. Or the reverse, allowing people to travel from the theaters or other entertainment venues for a nightcap or dessert, without worrying about having to again jump into the car to try to get a highly sought-after parking space closer to the destination.“It’s a fun way to experience the downtown,” Whelan said.Marc Feaster, a Shrewsbury resident, is co- owner of Scooter Dudes, which has taken ownership of two vehicles in the last couple of weeks. This spring, Feaster and his family traveled to Oxford, Mississippi, for his daughter’s college graduation. “And we happened to jump into one.” The cart played music while it took the family around “and we thought it was really cool,” Feaster said.He and a business partner saw an opportunity and “we thought it would be kind of a fun thing.”“They’re cute and fun little vehicles and I think it’ll really help,” the downtown, said James Scavone, executive director of Red Bank RiverCenter, the management and advocacy organization for the commercial Special Improvement District.Whelan will be offering a resolution at the next Borough Council meeting on Sept. 13 seeking support to allow for a trial period for the service. This can be done at no cost to the borough. “He’s buying them, insuring them, he’s providing all the workers,” Whelan said of Feaster’s efforts. “We’re not doing anything other than allowing him to operate.”Scooter Dudes would operate initially during peak hours, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons.During the trial period, Feaster doesn’t plan on charging riders; he hopes to underwrite the operation through advertising by local businesses on the LED board on the vehicles and inside on customized digital tablets.If the program continues, “At some point the patrons will have to pay something,” Feaster said. And while the price hasn’t been determined, “It’ll be less expensive than an Uber,” he added.Scavone, Whelan and other borough officials are currently working on establishing a proposed route for the vehicles and “working out the kinks,” Whelan said. And should it be approved by the governing body, Feaster hopes to have it up and running by late September.last_img read more


first_imgMitch Crisanti scored four times, twice during a five-goal first-period explosion, to spark the Vancouver Northwest Giants to an 8-3 decision over Kootenay Ice in B.C. Major Midget Hockey League action Sunday in Burnaby.The win completed a weekend sweep for the Giants over the Kootenay squad. Vancouver won the opener Saturday 4-0.Vancouver jumped all over the Ice to open the game, chasing Kootenay starter Brett Soles of Cranbrook from the net after scoring five on the n netminder.Jake Lucchini of Trail stopped a bit of the bleeding with a late first period goal for Kootenay.In the second, with back up Kimberley Newell now in goal for Kootenay, the hosts continued to pour it on the Ice as Crisanti scored two more times in the period along with Cole Todd to increase the advantage to 8-2.Will Lightfoot of Cranbrook scored in the second for Kootenay.In the third the Ice notched the final goal of the game as Nelson’s Brandon Sookro scored.Saturday, four different players scored for the Giants as Vancouver shutout the road-weary Ice.The Ice falls to 1-12-1 while the Giants climbed to within two points of league-leading Cariboo Cougars of Prince George.Kootenay returns to action Saturday when the clubs hosts the Fraser Valley Bruins in a pair of games at the Castlegar and District Community Complex.Game time Saturday is 7 p.m. Sunday puck drops at 9:30 a.m.Fraser Valley is tied for ninth in the 11-team league, seven points up on Kootenay.ICE NOTES: Jake Lucchini continues to lead the Ice in scoring with 15 points along with eight goals. Brandon Sookro has scored five times while Castlegar’s Darren Mederios has 10 points.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more


first_imgThe Thunder meet TSS Academy U18 and Vancouver Island Wave Saturday before concluding the weekend Sunday against TSS Academy U17.The team just returned late last month from the Whitecaps Showcase Tournament in Surrey.Some of the players from the Surrey tourney were injured, reducing the numbers the Thunder has to draw from this weekend.Staff at Mallard’s Source for Sports would like to boast the girl’s confiedence with Team of the Week honours.The club that played in Surrey includes, back row, L-R, Soccer Quest coach Dave Spendlove, Erica Augsten, Tasha Haegedorn, Olivia Alexis, Hailey McLean, Laurel Sheriff, Taylor Stewart, Kelsey, Sarah Fuhr, Maddy Kamloops and Soccer Quest coach Jamie Spendlove.Front, Brynn Forsey, Brittany Wheeler, Andrea Stinson, Paige Mansveld, Ellie Haegedorn, Morag Paterson and Courtney Daley. The Soccer Quest Kootenay Thunder is at it again, heading to Burnaby to play in another Showcase Girl’s Tournament.The squad of players from throughout the West Kootenay region opens the tournament Friday at 11:30 a.m. against Mountain HPL at the Burnaby Lakes Soccer Complex.last_img read more