Facebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Washington State Department of Fish and WildlifeOLYMPIA – State fishery managers have approved an evening razor clam dig that will run March 7-11 at Twin Harbors and some of those days at three other ocean beaches.The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the evening dig after marine toxin tests showed the clams on those beaches are safe to eat.Dan Ayres, WDFW coastal shellfish manager, said the dig will extend for five consecutive evenings at Twin Harbors, the beach with the most clams available for harvest. Long Beach will be open for digging March 8-10, while Copalis and Mocrocks will be open March 9-10.No digging will be allowed at any beach before noon.Ayres said an extra evening of digging – March 8 – has been added to the original schedule at Long Beach, because diggers harvested fewer clams than expected there last month.In planning a trip to the beach, all diggers should be aware that Daylight Saving Time starts March 10, Ayres said.“If you forget to set your watch ahead, you could miss an hour of prime digging,” he said, noting that the best digging occurs an hour or two before low tide.Evening low tides for the upcoming dig are as follows:March 7, Thursday, 3:06 p.m., +0.3 ft., Twin HarborsMarch 8, Friday, 4:01 p.m., 0.0 ft., Twin Harbors, Long BeachMarch 9, Saturday, 4:50 p.m., -0.2 ft., Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Copalis and MocrocksMarch 10, Sunday, 6:33 p.m., -0.2 ft., Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Copalis and MocrocksMarch 11, Monday, 7:12 p.m., 0.0, Twin HarborsBy law, clam diggers are limited to 15 razor clams per day, and are required to keep the first 15 clams they dig. Each digger’s clams must be kept in a separate container.All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2012-13 fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach. Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license to an annual combination fishing license, are available on WDFW’s website at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov and from license vendors around the state.Information about the location of Washington’s razor clam beaches, as well as current and proposed digs, is available athttp://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/current.html.
Facebook36Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Harlequin ProductionsHarlequin Productions is pleased to announce its newest staff member, Hap Clemons. Clemons joins Harlequin as its director of development. As Harlequin moves into their 26th season, Scot Whitney, Harlequin’s Managing Artistic Director, is excited about this addition. “With his experience and impressive track record, we expect to deepen our community relationships within Thurston County and beyond.”Clemons recently moved to Washington from Indiana where his career in fund development allowed him to work with several non-profits spanning the fields of medicine, education and fine arts, gaining experience in all aspects of fund development.Clemons is looking forward to engaging with the greater Olympia community. “My goal is to expand on the success that Harlequin has already experienced as a key player in the Olympia arts community,” he explains. “My experience as a collaborative leader will allow me to build on the success of Harlequin, expanding our base of friends and supporters, which will allow Harlequin to continue its dedication to quality live theater in Olympia.”“In our initial meetings with Hap, we could tell immediately that he held the arts in high esteem. Combine that with his extensive experience in development, and we feel he is the perfect complement to the dedicated Harlequin staff.” says Whitney.Hap Clemons can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-705-3250 ext 104.
By John BurtonRED BANK – An incident recently involving a pedestrian and two motor vehicles on Broad Street, once again reminds us that Red Bank remains a potentially dangerous place for pedestrians.A female employee of a local financial firm on Broad Street told this week of a harrowing incident that could have ended in a serious injury if not death for her or others involved.On Tuesday, July 28, Michelle Bennett was attempting to cross Broad at the Mechanic Street intersection, going west to east. She stressed she was in the designated crosswalk. And while looking to cross, a van transporting an elderly woman stopped as required under law to give the pedestrian the right-of-way. As the woman attempted to walk across the street a young woman driver collided into the rear of the van. “She hit him pretty good,” the pedestrian said of the female driver.The collision pushed the van forward. And had the pedestrian not been quick enough to jump out of the way (actually having to jump out of her shoes to avoid being struck by the van), she too would have been hit in the chain reaction. Her shoes were halfway under the van that had been pushed for ward.“The van was pretty banged up,” the pedestrian said, recalling the driver of the second vehicle had “been moving at a pretty good speed.”Police did respond. However, the pedestrian was uncertain about any violations that may have been issued.Borough Police Chief Darren McConnell on Wednesday said the report was not immediately available and couldn’t recall the incident sufficiently to immediately offer a comment.Mayor Pasquale Menna, an attorney who is a municipal prosecutor for a number of Monmouth County communities and a member of the Two River Times Crossroads initiative, said it sounded like a classic example of careless driving. Which, under state statute, Menna explained, is “any driver who operates a motor vehicle without due care and circumspection.”“And it should be enforced,” Menna added.Unfortunately, he added, it is fact of life that no amount of enforcement would be able to completely protect against such occurrences. “Accidents happen. It’s regrettable, it’s unfortunate,” he said. “How do you account for individual accidents, individual carelessness, day in and day out in all of our lives?” State Senator Jennifer Beck (R-11), a Red Bank resident, said the emphasis has to be “all about getting expectations from people living in town and visiting the town,” making everyone aware “that we enforce the crosswalks; there are penalties and there also have to be communications for people visiting the town that this is a pedestrian town.”The senator added that the public has to be made aware that Broad Street is a busy thoroughfare, heavily used by vehicles and those on foot. “And if you’re in rush don’t go down Broad Street.”Beck is also a participant in the Two River Times Crossroads initiative. The publication has been actively working with elected officials on the state, county and local level, along with members of the education, business and law enforcement communities and other stakeholders to find ways to improve public safety for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists in the greater Red Bank area. The newspaper will soon hold a public safety to raise awareness and public forum seeking input about troublesome areas and proposed solutions.
By The Nelson Daily SportsThe Locke Boys of Nelson are at it again, this time at the World Junior Cross Country Ski Qualifiers in Thunder Bay, Ont.The pair, skiing out of the Black Jack Ski Club in Rossland, finished in the top 35 during Thursday’s Junior Make 20 kilometer Classic/Free Mass Start race at the Lappe Nordic Ski Centre.Peter Locke led the charge placing 26th overall while brother Julian was 34th. The top four male and female finishers represent Canada at the World Junior Championships.The race was won by Andy Shields in a time of Waterloo Region Club. Peter Locke was just over five minutes behind Shields.Julian Locke finished almost seven minutes behind Shields.email@example.com
Kelowna entered the week as the fourth ranked squad but mowed through the competition before edging Brentwood of Vancouver Island 58-47 in the final.LVR lost to 69-60 to Wellington from Vancouver Island’s Nanaimo before putting together a two-game win streak to finish the season feeling pretty good.The Bombers dumped Charles Hays of Prince Rupert 81-54 Friday.Kingdon was a force throughout contest for the Bombers, finishing the game with 22 points and 10 rebounds.The game was tied at halftime 37-37 before the Bombers turned up the defence allowing Charles Hays to score 17 points in the final two quarters while ringing up 44 points.Zak added 13 points and five assists while Sturrup, Zukowski and Erich Schepkowski had 11, 12 and 10, respectively.The game was the final contest for senior starters Matt Zukowski, Jack Sturrup, Jesse Zak and Adam Berg and Cail Spencer and Erich Schepkowski. The L.V. Rogers Bombers rode into the sunset of the senior boy’s basketball season on a high note, stopping host Sahali Sabres 70-60 at the B.C. High School AA Boy’s Basketball Championships Saturday in Kamloops.The result elevated the Bombers to finish 13th overall in the 16-team tournament. The Bombers were 15th in 2012.LVR entered the tournament as the 13th ranked team.Senior forward Matt Zukowski led the change for LVR with a game-high 25 points.Grade 11 forward Isaiah Kingdon added 20 points with Jesse Zak scoring 12 and Jack Sturrup 10.Zak also had five assists.The Kootenay champs led 57-39 after three periods before holding off a late fourth-quarter charge by the Sabres.The Bombers opened the tourney Wednesday falling to eventual champion Kelowna Christian 106-67.
Of course the goal of the event is to raise money for MS research.MS Bike is the largest cycling series event in North America. MS Bike is a fun cycling event that is suitable for various fitness levels, while bringing people together for an important cause ‒ to end MS. Over 10,000 cyclists participate in 27 tours across Canada between June and September.Proceeds from MS Bike fund vital MS research and programs & services that enable those affected by MS. To participate, all you need is a bike and a passion to end MS.Multiple sclerosis (MS), also known as disseminated sclerosis or encephalomyelitis disseminata, is an inflammatorydisease in which the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged. This damage disrupts the ability of parts of the nervous system to communicate, resulting in a wide range of signs and symptoms, including physical, mental, and sometimes psychiatric problemsFor more information on the MS Bike Tour — West Kootenay Glacier Challenge go to http://mssoc.convio.net/site/TR?fr_id=2041&pg=entry&s_locale=en_ca or contact Leona Dimock at 1-866-352-3997 or firstname.lastname@example.org If you ever wanted to ride around Kokanee Glacier, then the MS Bike Tour — West Kootenay Glacier Challenge is just what the doctor ordered.The event, set for August 17-18, starts riders in New Denver Saturday (August 17) for the first leg of the 222 kilometer ride.Starting from Greer Park in New Denver, riders trek along Highway 6 before turning left an onto Nelson for Day one of the event.After a nice evening barbecue at Lakeside Rotary Park, riders resume the second leg of the ride in Nelson and concluding later Sunday back in New Denver.
During the past 15 years his own TKD schools (KCMA) have positively affected hundreds of students and families in the Nelson and Castlegar area and now he is leading a global fight for justice for the poor as founder of www.martialartsforjustice.org According to World Taekwondo Federation statistics, there are only 130 – 6th Dan in Canada out of 42,831 registered black belts. Master Dean Seminoff, who has been studying martial arts for more than 20 years, was in Florida to study for his sixth Dan Black Belt in the martial art of Taekwondo.Seminoff, of Crescent Valley an operator of a school in Nelson and Slocan Valley, is currently a fifth Dan WTF black belt as a member of the USCDKA.
Megale has had his sights on snowboard cross racing since he was four years old.Last year he placed first in the BC provincials (U13), earning an invite to join the BC team in the U15 nationals where he placed eighth. The Western Canada Snowboard Cross series races were Finn’s first event of the 2017 season.Snowboard cross is a competitive race whefre athletes run individual time trials to qualify, and then race four-at-a-time in heats against each other.The fastest racer advances to the next heat.At Lake Louise, Megale qualified and raced seven heats over two days, making it to the final heat in each of two races. He was very pleased with his second place finishes, and he is aiming for a strong result at the BC provincials finals next weekend with the final prize, national finals in Mount Tremblant, Quebec, in April. Watch out world, here comes Finnegan Megale.The Nelson boarder is off to the BC Provincial Snowboard Cross finals next weekend at Big White Resort near Kelowna after capturing a pair of silver medals during a meet over the weekend in Lake Louise.Megale, 14, was one of more than 100 boarders who participated at the Western Canada Snowboard Cross Series.
TRAINER QUOTES WHAT MIGHT BE NEXT? “If we do decide to go two turns, we’re looking at the mile and a sixteenth race here on June 7 (Grade III, $100,000 Affirmed Stakes).” JERRY HOLLENDORFER, KENTUCKIAN, WINNER: “He drew real well in this race and we were hoping to have a clear run at the speed today, which there was a lot of. It’s nice to have an owner like Rick (Porter, of Fox Hill Farms, Inc.), who lets you do the things you need to do. He had a small foot problem down here so we decided to take him to Golden Gate. He was training well up there and Rick told me, ‘Let’s go ahead and run him there.’ He wasn’t concerned about the smaller purse because he knows we’re trying to develop the horse. In order to do well you have to have a horse that can run and you have to have owners that let you do your thing. JOCKEY QUOTESMIKE SMITH, KENTUCKIAN, WINNER: “He reminds me of Holy Bull. He has an unbelievably high cruising speed and stride.“He jumps a long ways and he was really running and they were still two or three in front of me so I was thinking ‘how fast are we going?!’ I knew we were going quick, but after a quarter mile he just took a deep breath and got into a fluid stride. I thought ‘there you are, now we’re OK.’ In the beginning he was scrambling and was kind of tight and when they do that, they don’t always breathe right. I just kept waiting for him, waiting for him… and then I felt really confident.“The last furlong I pulled my stick up just because I heard Trevor saying someone was coming but, when I looked on the big screen, I put it back down.” NOTES: The winning owner is Rick Porter who races as Fox Hill Farms, Inc. Rick Porter lives in Lexington, KY. -30-
ESPN+ is the premium multi-sport, direct-to-consumer video service from The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI) segment in conjunction with ESPN. It offers fans thousands of additional live events, on-demand content and original programming not available on ESPN’s linear TV or digital networks. Programming on ESPN+ includes hundreds of MLB, NHL and MLS games, thousands of college sports events (including football, basketball and multiple other sports from more than 15 conferences), exclusive Top Rank boxing, UFC (beginning in 2019), Grand Slam tennis, international and domestic rugby, cricket, new and exclusive documentary films and series, acclaimed studio shows and the full library of ESPN’s award-winning 30 for 30 films. Fans subscribe to ESPN+ for $4.99 a month (or $49.99 per year) and cancel at any time. ESPN+ is an integrated part of the ESPN App, the leading sports app and the premier all-in-one digital sports platform for fans. The ESPN App is a showcase of the company’s culture of innovation, delivering a rich, personalized experience that curates all of ESPN’s incredible content around each fan’s individual tastes. ESPN+ is also available through ESPN.com. About ESPN+ Since launch in 2002, CST’s reach has grown from humble beginnings to a much larger reach. The Gulf South Sports Leader is now offered to more than 5.5 million viewers. Cox Sports Television is available to pay television distributors and is a part of Cox Communications, LLC, one of the largest telecommunications companies in the country. FRISCO, Texas – The McNeese State University men’s basketball team played its first game at the new Health and Human Performance Education Complex on Nov. 16. Now the arena is set to host its first televised matchup Dec. 18 when the University of Louisiana at Lafayette pays a visit.Cox Sports Television will broadcast the Cowboys vs. Ragin’ Cajuns affair to its regional audience. ESPN+ is set to simulcast to the rest of the country. Streaming coverage will be subject to blackout in Cox’s territory.It has been 47 years since the Cowboys had an on-campus arena to call home. McNeese has played the last 32 years with Burton Coliseum as its home court. Before that, McNeese played its home games at the Lake Charles Civic Center from 1972-86.The $40 million complex is home to the McNeese men’s and women’s basketball programs, as well as the volleyball team and Department of Health and Human Performance.The basketball arena seats 4,200.About Cox Sports TelevisionCox Sports Television is an innovative 24-hour regional sports network that delivers exclusive live programming and sporting events from the prep, collegiate and professional levels. CST’s diverse lineup is a mix of home grown studio shows that covers sports from the inside out and action-packed live events that keeps viewers on the edge of their seats.