Thurston County Accepting Grant Applications for Historic Preservation

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County Board of CommissionersHistoric preservation organizations in Thurston County can apply for grants under the Thurston County Heritage Grant Program beginning Monday, July 16. The application period runs from July 16 – August 31, 2018.The Thurston County Historic Commission grant sub-committee will review and rank the applications in September.The Historic Preservation Grant program is funded by revenues that the County collects from the recording of documents. By state law, these funds can only be used for programs and projects related to historic preservation.In addition to funding the grant program, the Board of Thurston County Commissioners has also authorized up to $10,000 annually for projects managed by the County Historic Commission. These funds are typically used for the creation of historic markers in the county and to help support efforts such as the historic barn documentation project.Last year, 10 complete grant applications were received and ranked by the Commission for 2018 funding. On January 9 of this year, the Board approved funding for 7 applications for a total of $37,000. Past grant supported projects include: transferring founding documents, photographs, repair and preserve the sandstone front porch of the Tenino Quarry house, preservation of vulnerable images in the Schmidt House collections, and other historic projects within Thurston County.The application form and guidelines have been updated and are available on the Thurston County web site at:  Once all the applications have been received, they will be reviewed by a sub-committee, and then brought forward to the entire Thurston County Historic Commission for review and recommendation to the Board of Commissioners.The Board of Commissioners will review the Historic Commission’s recommendations and award the grants early in 2019.Those with questions can call Cami Petersen, Administrative Assistant, Community Planning & Economic Department, 360-867-2117.last_img read more


first_imgWEST BROM (4-5-1)MYHILL, DAWSPN, CHESTER, OLSSON, LESCOTT, GARDNER, FLETCHER, YACOB, McCLEAN, BRUNT, BERAHINOMAN CITY (4-2-3-1)BONY, NAVAS, SILVA, TOURE, FERNANDO, FERNANDINHO, MANGALA, DEMICHELIS, ZABALETA, KOLAROV,Manchester City will be determined to regain their Barclays Premier League title from current holders Chelsea, having finished in second place and eight points behind the Blues last season.City, the Premier League champions in 2011-12 and 2013-14 and runners-up in 2012-13 and last term, are unbeaten on the season’s opening day in the last six seasons, keeping five clean sheets. They last lost on the first day in the 2008-09 campaign, a 4-2 reverse at Aston Villa.Albion finished last season strongly with three wins and two draws from their last six games but the Baggies have a poor recent record against City. They have lost their last seven home and away in the league and are without a win in their last 11 (drawing once). Indeed, City last lost to Albion in December 2008 at The Hawthorns.In the summer, City bought Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling and Villa’s Fabian Delph while WBA brought in Wigan’s James McClean, Hull’s James Chester and former Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert.West Brom’s recent opening-day fixtures are poor; they have won just one of their last eight, in 2012.City will miss Sergio Aguero, who has been given an extended break after featuring for Argentina in the Copa America.In his absence, Wilfried Bony could start. Delph is also a doubt with a hamstring problem.City finished strongly last season, winning their last six league games, and on July 27 they beat the Vietnam national side 8-1 before losing 4-2 to German club Stuttgart, on August 1.last_img read more

Dreher returns to B.C. for Richmond tournament

first_imgShe will also get an appetizer of what challenges the course will provide, as Dreher is currently taking part in the course’s Pro-Am event, taking place throughout the afternoon Monday, May 14.It will also be the fourth time she has competed in the event on a professional level.To view each day’s results, click here and for a look at the course at the Richmond Country Club, click here. The 36-hole tournament takes place on the course at the Richmond Country Club.The Richmond Country Club course is described as beautifully scenic, but one which tests the accuracy and nerves of those who play it, including tree-lined fairways and well-positioned bunkers and waterways.The course also plays with elevation levels, especially around the greens, an apparent signature of Irish course designer A.V. Macan, an obstacle which requires precise shot making.- Advertisement -Dreher will begin her tournament paired with two fellow competitors, Danielle Mills and amateur Augusta James. The three will begin their first day of the tournament at 8:45 a.m. and will begin their round from the tenth hole, a par-five which at its longest reaches 470 yards.While the Fort St. John born golfer will have a slew of opponents to worry about, one factor that won’t pose too much of a concern is the weather. Both days are predicted to have sunshine, with low winds, with Tuesday’s average temperature being estimated at 21 degrees, and Wednesday’s at 16 degrees.The tournament could also provide Dreher with a hefty pay cheque, with the purse for the CN Canadian Women’s Tour set at $60,000.Advertisementlast_img read more

2010 in review: Top stories from August, September and October

first_imgSmall Plane Crashes near GrandhavenEveryone survived when a small plane went down on Friday, August 6th in the Grandhaven area, just west of Fort St. John.An RCMP release says the pilot of the Cessna 182 made a distress call shortly after 2 o’clock, when the aircraft suffered a “major engine failure”.- Advertisement -The aircraft was carrying five skydivers at the time, and at around 5,000 feet, the pilot advised the jumpers to evacuate the faltering plane.The pilot was then able to successfully land the plane in a field west of the 269 road, in the Grandhaven area. Remarkably, the only damage the aircraft suffered was from the engine failure itself.All five of the skydivers landed safely in the vicinity of the landfill and no injuries were reported.Encana Facing Criminal Charges for Sour Gas LeakThe Ministry of Environment has charged EnCana following a sour gas leak in November 2009.Advertisement City finally owns the Fort HotelNews came at the end of September that the previous owner of the eyesore Fort Hotel property was “donating” the property back to the city and was not going to pay the back taxes owing on the property. Since the taxes owed were not paid, the City must now have all the required paperwork approved by the provincial land title office – a process that could take several weeks – to be able to officially take over the property.One major problem with the property’s cleanup is asbestos contamination. Asbestos was commonly used in building construction until the early 1980s. As a result, any company employed by the City to conduct the cleanup has to be able to deal with potentially hazardous materials.Advertisement The company will be in Court Feb. 8, 2011. The spending audit also states there have been a number of times where the Mayor has not filled out the approved City Travel and Expense claim form, which is required by policy.City Manager Dianne Hunter states to date the Mayor has reimbursed the City for all expenses that were incurred outside of the City’s policies. The Ministry has filed two charges against the company. The company is charged with introducing business-related waste into the environment and failing to report a spill of a polluting substance.On Nov. 22, 2009, an EnCana facility – approximately 12km south of Dawson Creek – began to leak sour gas. A report released by the Oil and Gas Commission in February 2010 states residents noticed ‘sewage’ smells as early as 2:30 in the morning. However, EnCana claims it didn’t receive notification from residents until later that day.The report also notes that residents did not have contact numbers for EnCana, and so decided to inform the RCMP instead. In part, they say it was because they didn’t understand protocols established in the company’s Public Information Package.The leak was caused after sand had eroded a piece of pipeline infrastructure, called a ‘Tee’.Advertisement City Releases Audit on Mayor’s expensesThe report was originally presented to council at a closed meeting on July 12, 2010 after a resolution was passed in March to audit the Mayor’s Visa and expense statements from 2009 to date.The report highlights several expense transactions were a number of meals and other incidental expenses were charged to the City credit card. In some cases the per diem available to the Mayor was also claimed. City policy allows only for a per-diem to be claimed, or meals paid at cost, but not both.In response, the City Manager says the issue was discussed at the April 12th Regular Council meeting and it was stressed that the per diem is provided in order to cover all meals and incidentals. At the same meeting, Council also discussed that a member of Council can choose to not claim a per diem and then would not have the option to charge personal expenses to a hotel room.On Monday Council has the option to amend the Employee Allowable Expense Policy to allow valet parking as a reimbursable expense following a visit to Whistler by Mayor Lantz. In June of 2009, Mayor Lantz attended the Federation of Canadian Municipalities conference, where he charged a $128 in valet parking costs. The Mayor stated there was no other reasonable parking option available. According to the report, Mayor Lantz has reimbursed the City for those charges.Advertisement The City will put out a tender for the cleanup, however, in anticipation of taking over the property, it brought in a firm awhile ago to give an estimate on how much the remediation would cost. The City has now budgeted $250,000 towards the cleanup.Once the cleanup is finished, Mayor Bruce Lantz says the City will probably hold public meetings to decide what resident would like to see on the property. He says residents will finally see the culmination to what has been a long process.Mayor Lantz also said the city would cleanup the property before winter, however it now appears the cleanup activity will be done in the spring.87 year old killed in hit and runAn 87 year-old woman who was killed after being pinned against her husband’s vehicle by a mobile treatment centre vehicle on September 29th. Nora Gallifer was a resident of Fort St. John. The incident occurred just after noon when she and her husband, Herb Sandgrett, were getting into their vehicle to go for lunch. The three occupants of the truck apparently got out, saw the woman and then got back into the truck and fled the scene.In the evening hours of Friday Oct. 1, 2010, police arrested a 36 year-old Fort St. John man.Gerry Lafleur has pled guilty and will face 30 months in jail following a fatal hit and run.The Court Registry has confirmed 36 year-old Gerry Lafleur pled guilty Thursday to charges of dangerous driving causing death, leaving the scene of an accident and driving while disqualified.Lafleur will also face a five year driving ban once he is released from jail.Enerplex becomes the Pomeroy Sport CentreThe Enerplex is now know as the Pomeroy Sport Centre.That announcement was made following the official ribbon cutting on October 13th.  The Pomeroy Group has joined 9 other companies to sponsor the facility. In total the City has raised over $2.8 million dollars, that will be paid over the next 15 years through sponsorship that will be used for athletic programs in the facility. The Pomeroy Group has committed $1.5 million over 15 years for title sponsorship of the Pomeroy Sport Centre.The Facility had a fair share of challenges getting up and running, but now the building is completed and fully operational.last_img read more

Jealous ex-lover kills man at ex-girlfriend’s house

first_imgA jealous man killed a friend of his ex-girlfriend at her Mazaruni Street, Guyhoc Park, Georgetown home.Dead: Kyle ChaseDead is 23-year-old Kyle Chase of Mc Allen, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown.Reports are Chase was at a female friend’s house playing cards (fun games) on Monday evening at about 21:45h with his cousin, Trevon Chase.According to the police, two males – one being the 24-year-old ex-boyfriend of the female – turned up at the house and became enraged upon seeing Kyle and Trevon Chase there.Police said that an argument ensued and a scuffle erupted among the men during which the suspect allegedly stabbed Chase several times with an object.Chase collapsed and was rushed to Davis Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.Chase’s cousin, Trevon, and the suspect were also injured during the scuffle. Trevon Chase received medical attention and was discharged, while the suspect is under Police guard at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) nursing injuries to his head. Police have since launched an investigation. When this newspaper visited the dead man’s home, his family was reluctant to speak about the incident.last_img read more

FA Cup second round draw: Warrington handed Gateshead draw

first_imgNon-league side Warrington have been rewarded for their victory over League Two Exeter with an away trip to Gateshead in the FA Cup second round.Warrington, the lowest ranked team left in the competition, will face the high flying Conference side following their against-the-odds win over the Grecians, who sit 100 places above them in the league standings.Meanwhile, seventh-tier outfit Blyth Spartans, who overcame Altrincham in the first round, have been handed a local derby as they travel to face HartlepoolConference North Worcester were another of the weekend’s giant killers as they knocked out League One Coventry and they will next face more third-tier opposition in Scunthorpe.FA Cup second round draw in full:Oxford United v Tranmere RoversBury v Luton TownWrexham v Stevenage or MaidstoneScunthorpe United v Worcester CityColchester United v Peterborough UnitedWycombe Wanderers v York or AFC WimbledonNotts County or Accrington Stanley v Yeovil TownHartlepool United v Blyth SpartansMK Dons v ChesterfieldDagenham & Redbridge or Southport v EastleighGateshead v Warrington TownOldham Athletic v Weston-super-Mare or DoncasterPreston v Walsall or ShrewsburyBarnsley v ChesterBradford City v DartfordCrewe Alexandra or Sheffield United v Plymouth ArgyleCheltenham Town v Dover AthleticCambridge United v Mansfield Town or Concord RangersBristol City v Basingstoke or AFC TelfordPortsmouth or Aldershot v Northampton Town or RochdaleTies to be played on 5 – 8 December Warrington players celebrate their FA Cup first round victory over Exeter City 1last_img read more

Rodgers has gone from ‘clueless’ after United loss to genius – fans change view on boss

first_img Brendan Rodgers applauds the travelling Liverpool fans Defeat to Crystal Palace, elimination from the Champions League and humbling from fierce rivals Man United in late 2014 saw some fans put huge pressure on Brendan Rodgers.However, the Liverpool manager has turned things around and those unhappy few have since revised their opinions, owning up to the fact they may have been a little quick to slate the boss.Following the 2-0 win against Southampton the Reds are one point behind fourth-placed Man United and two behind Arsenal in third.Things are looking up for Brendan Rodgers’ side. 1last_img read more

Success built on backs of ants

first_imgWESTLAKE VILLAGE A billion ants carried Milton Levine’s three kids through school. In fact, the pesky insects have been making him money for five decades. “I have a lot of empathy for them,” said Levine, 92, the man behind the Ant Farm. This year marks a half-century since Levine began selling his Uncle Milton Ant Farm the sand-filled, clear plastic boxes through which ant voyeurs can watch the insects tunnel and eat, and later die. Levine said more than 20 million of his Ant Farms have been sold, with over a billion ants shipped to customers eager to bring their toys to life. “Never in my wildest dreams had I thought it would last 50 years,” said Levine, who retired 10 years ago and left his son, Steve, to run Uncle Milton Industries. At a time when the hottest new toys are usually powerful electronic devices, updates on Levine’s classic in recent years have helped keep kids interested in something that fascinated their grandparents. “Things come and go, but the Ant Farm is very much like Barbie or G.I. Joe or Hot Wheels that have managed to survive,” said Chris Byrne, a New York-based toy consultant. “The novelty was creating a whole world that you can see.” Uncle Milton Industries also sells a variety of educational toys, including remote-controlled tarantulas, an electronic planetarium and intricate habitats for frogs, hermit crabs and small fish. Over the years, ants have had their digs upgraded with modules that can be linked to create expandable communities. One includes a tiny bungee rope, skating loops, race cars and small stunt bike arena. Sand has been replaced with cleaner, lighter volcanic gravel that makes it easier to see the ants. A model due out this Christmas uses green translucent gel that serves as food and water for the insects. A medium-sized version of the classic design now retails for about $12, while the giant-sized one is about $20. A vial of replacement ants is available online for $3, plus shipping. The family-owned company declined to release financial figures. Levine became an ant-wrangling mogul almost overnight. He returned from the Army in 1946 and began a mail-order business with his brother-in-law. The duo sold novelty toys small, plastic Army men, cowboys, Indians and other characters typically a hundred for a dollar. A decade later, an insect encounter changed everything. Levine was at a Fourth of July picnic at his sister’s home in Studio City when he spied several ants on the march along a corner of a swimming pool. “I saw those ants, and it reminded me when I was kid I used to play with ants,” Levine said. “I’d put them in a Mason jar, watch them cavort around. I thought maybe an observation kit would be good.” Levine and his business partner made the prototype Ant Farm using a clear plastic handkerchief box with a wood base. He asked his sister to draw a farmhouse scene from a children’s book as a backdrop and plucked some ants from an empty field to inhabit the new world. Levine placed a 3-inch classified ad in a newspaper and was soon deluged with orders. “We had so many orders that we couldn’t even fill them,” he said. “And I had no idea where to get ants!” Levine eventually found a family to collect harvester ants. He deemed the breed best-suited for the habitats because they are plentiful, dig in the daytime and aren’t aggressive like fire ants. They’re also not carnivorous and don’t thrive indoors key selling points for hesitant moms. “It’s like the story of life,” Levine said. “They see a whole generation live and die. Even the die part is important, teaches kids nothing lives forever.” In addition to advertising in comic books, Levine also started pitching his ant habitats to school suppliers as classroom teaching aids. The company now sells its products to retailers. Uncle Milton Industries owns the trademark on the Ant Farm brand, but other companies have come along over the years to sell ant habitats. Still, Levine’s classic habitat design remained largely unchanged, except for bigger versions, until his son took over a decade ago. Levine has little doubt his family can keep selling the Ant Farm. “I guess another 50 years, the way it’s going,” he said. “My great-grandchildren will probably do it.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgCOUNTY STAR RYAN Bradley recovered from the World Tour of Donegal with Sam to come on as a sub as club team Buncrana saw off Burt.The seasiders had five points to spare in the end.And Ryan got a huge reception from fans of both clubs when he replaced Michael Gallagher. Said Ryan afterwards: “It was good to get the win with buncrana tonight. It was a tough game against Burt and it’s going to be another tough return leg for us.”Final score Buncrana 1-11 Burt 1-6.BuncranaNoel O’DonnellCalvin JonesSimon McGroryRonan DohertyKevin O’Loughlin (0-2)William McLaughlin (1-0)Adrian McColganPeter McLaughlin (0-1)Odhran Doherty (0-4)Michael GallagherPatrick McMyler (0-1)Oisin Doherty (0-1)Ryan CurrenGarbhan Friel (0-2)Darach O’ConnorSubs:Adrian Doherty for Darach O’ConnorRyan Bradley for Micheal GallagherJohn Doherty for Simon McGrory GAA: RYAN’S RETURN AS BUNCRANA BEAT BURT IN DERBY GAME was last modified: September 29th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAA: RYAN’S RETURN AS BUNCRANA BEAT BURT IN DERBY GAMElast_img read more

The most bizarre Premier League stats from the 2017/18 season

first_img Top Premier League stories The match between Arsenal and Chelsea at the Emirates back in January was the 500th 2-2 draw in Premier League history.Wilfred Ndidi became the first player to be sent off in the Premier League on his birthday since Dwight Gayle (Crystal Palace) v West Ham United on October 17th 2015. How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? 3 3 The earlier shutting of the transfer window means more deals are being done earlier and the cash is seriously starting to flow, with Alisson Becker the latest big name seemingly set to join the English top flight.Last season saw records tumble almost on a weekly basis and statisticians really earn their money’s worth.But while Mohamed Salah kept scoring and Manchester City kept winning, there was a host of other obscure records being broken on a weekly basis.Thanks to Opta, we have assembled some of the best for your pleasure (and by best, we mean some truly remarkable ones). Check them out below! Now the World Cup is over, fans across the globe turn their attention back to domestic football.For millions around the world, the Premier League is the most entertaining of all the divisions and this season promises to be one of the most enthralling in recent times. BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won ALTERED Definitely had several parties last season Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update NEW ERA What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas center_img latest 3 gameday cracker Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Frank de Boer became the first permanent manager in Premier League history to not see his team score a single goal during his reign.Kasper Schmeichel (1) has now saved more Premier League penalties at Old Trafford than Peter Schmeichel (0).Wayne Rooney set a new Premier league record for the longest gap between goals for the same team (4869 days). predicted revealed After signing Romelu Lukaku for £75 million, Man United would have hoped for a trophy Manchester City won the Premier League last season with 100 points silverware Manchester United won every single Premier League game in which they scored first last season (21 games) – the only other side to have done this were Portsmouth in 2007-08 (14 games).Mohamed Salah became the first player to score four goals from exactly four shots in a Premier League game since Andrey Arshavin for Arsenal at Liverpool in April 2009.Jamie Vardy became the first player to ever score against each of Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Man City, Man United and Spurs in the same Premier League season.last_img read more