ilani breaks ground on luxury hotel in north Clark County

COWLITZ INDIAN RESERVATION — ilani has officially kicked off construction of a long-planned luxury hotel next to its north Clark County casino.

ilani President and General Manager Kara Fox-LaRose joined Cowlitz Tribe Chairman Philip Harju and a group of tribal leaders at a groundbreaking ceremony Friday morning. The event was timed to mark the fourth anniversary of the casino’s opening in 2017.

The planned hotel will be a 14-story tower with nearly 300 rooms, according to a press release from ilani. It will rise southeast of the main casino building, and conceptual renderings show that the two structures will be

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Longtime North Charleston recreation leader dies, remembered for love of community | News

NORTH CHARLESTON — Gary McJunkin, a longtime recreation and community leader in the Charleston region, died March 28. He was 89.

McJunkin, also affectionately known as “Mr. Mac,” served Lowcountry residents for 25 years as he oversaw the development of North Charleston ball fields and playgrounds and a wide range of recreational programs.

McJunkin, a Greenville native, served two years in the Army before returning to South Carolina and becoming involved with the Cooper River Parks and Playground Commission, which ran the North Area’s athletic programs before North Charleston’s incorporation in 1972.

Though technically a separate entity from the city,

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Replacing Cromwell: Will new recreation center bring kayaking to North Shore?

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Activating the North Shore waterfront has been a focal point of recent efforts to revitalize the area, and it could soon offer Staten Islanders an exciting, new way to spend their day.

As New York City plans to build a new $92 million North Shore recreation facility to replace the beloved Cromwell Recreation Center, various residents have voiced a desire for water-bound recreation programs, like kayaking, to be included at the new center.

The city Parks Department recently hosted a virtual community input meeting to solicit ideas from residents on the types of amenities, facilities and

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Gray wolf spotted in North Park, captured and collared for tracking to study “travel patterns”

Colorado wildlife officials spotted a new 4-year-old male wolf roaming near North Park and had contractors with a helicopter capture it in a net and tranquilize it, and then when the wolf broke free and bolted into Wyoming the contractors chased it, subdued it and affixed a tracking collar.

a group of polar bears in the snow: A Colorado gray wolf, seen tranquilized here, was equipped with a tracking collar.

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A Colorado gray wolf, seen tranquilized here, was equipped with a tracking collar.

This 110-pound gray wolf, identified as M2101, recently was observed by Colorado Parks and Wildlife staffers from the air in Colorado with another male wolf, M1084 of the Snake River pack in Wyoming,

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