Townsend rallying behind effort to turn old dealership into a recreation center | Local

That’s when she came up with the idea for the Townsend Recreation and Community Center, a nonprofit organization committed to giving the community a space everyone can enjoy. 

Bingham was adamant that she didn’t just want the TRAC to be a place for kids, but a place for everyone.

“In the meantime, I shared this info with my friend/pastor. He got super excited and said, ‘Do you know what I have a degree in? Recreational management!’,” Bingham said. “From that point on things just started snowballing.”

Bingham’s vision for the center includes lots of activities for

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Big Foot Recreation coordinator earns certification | Local News

Megan Higgins helping her dog, Breckinridge, at a previous Doggie Egg Hunt. The event is scheduled to return to Fontana’s Duck Pond Recreation Area Saturday, April 10. Briana Sindahl, an assistant program coordinator for the Big Foot Recreation District, recently became a certified park and recreation professional and is credited with starting the doggie egg hunt. 

WALWORTH — Briana Sindahl, an assistant program coordinator for the Big Foot Recreation District, has become one of about 180 people in the state to become a certified park and recreation professional.

Sindahl received the certification from the National Recreation

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Coos Co. indoor dining, recreation can reopen Friday | Local News

After 12 weeks shuttered, Coos County dining, recreation and entertainment establishments will finally get a break Friday.

According to the latest COVID-19 data from the Oregon Health Authority, the county will move into the high-risk category of the state’s pandemic restrictions — a step below the extreme-risk category where the county has remained longer than any other county in the state.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is expected to formally announce the move Tuesday, when her office reevaluates the metrics for each county across the state.

The change means indoor dining and recreation will again be permitted in the county starting

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Candidates address housing, economy, outdoor recreation at Lead City Commission forum | Local News

LEAD — Affordable housing development, the growing local economy, outdoor recreation, and fiscal responsibility were the themes of the night as three city commission candidates discussed how they want to help shape the future of Lead.

Held at the Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor’s Center, Lead resident Gordon Phillips moderated the candidate forum that had Roger Thomas, Kayla Klein and Dustin Heupel taking written questions from a full house of Lead residents. The three candidates are running for two seats that will be vacated by commissioners Joel Edgar and Don Mack.

Each candidate repeatedly expressed their desire to be part of

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Santa Barbara County seeks input on recreation needs through online survey | Local

Santa Barbara County is seeking public input on recreation needs, including parks, trails, open space and such facilities as sports fields and courts, as it develops a countywide Recreation Master Plan to guide development of new amenities.

The master plan is designed to help the county coordinate with its eight incorporated cities, agencies within the county, and nonprofit and private recreation service providers, a county spokesman said.

“This is an opportunity to plan for rural recreation in balance with the county’s vital natural and agricultural resources,” said County Board of Supervisors Chairman and 4th District Supervisor Bob Nelson.

The county

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MU student suffers near-drowning in Florida during spring break vacation | Local

MU senior Joseph Pedrotti survived a near-drowning Tuesday in Panama City Beach, Florida, during a spring break vacation.

According to the Panama City Beach police, the incident took place at 12:06 a.m. in the hotel pool at SpringHill Suites, a beachfront property owned by Marriott.

Witnesses told police that Pedrotti wanted to see how long he could hold his breath as he swam laps around the pool. Before getting into the pool, he bet his friends he could swim around the perimeter of the pool and had practiced holding his breath while in the hot tub.

Just over a minute

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