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Trinidad, Humboldt County
Scenic overlook of Trinidad Bay from the Memorial Lighthouse in downtown Trinidad


Gold Beach volunteer event rescheduled for April 28
by ODFW, APRIL 6, 2018
Gold Beach

 ODFW rescheduled this weekend’s Potato Patch Meadow restoration work party for Saturday, April 28 due to predicted heavy rainstorms and unsafe conditions. Those who can volunteer on April 28 should meet at 9 a.m. at the south end of Lobster Creek Bridge over the Rogue River (Forest Service Road 3310). Check a map of the meeting location, which is a 20 minute drive from Gold Beach. Lunch...
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A Los Angeles County jury has convicted a 48-year-old man on misdemeanor charges of selling elephant ivory. Oleg N. Chakov was found guilty on April 3 in Los Angeles County Superior Court, and sentenced to 10 days in county jail in lieu of a $5,000 fine, three years probation and 30 days of community service. He is also prohibited from...
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Pacific halibut, rockfish openers set for May 1
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, APRIL 4, 2018

Twenty-five days and counting. That’s how long North Coast saltwater anglers will have to wait before the lengthy offseason is over and we ‘re back on the water. May 1 will bring two openers – Pacific halibut and rockfish. The 2018 Pacific halibut fishery will have four open periods, May 1-June 15, July 1-15, August 1-15 and Sept. 1-Oct. 31,...
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ODFW Recreation Report Highlights
by ODFW, APRIL 4, 2018

Best bets for fishing Surf perch fishing has been hot along the Oregon Coast. Spring Chinook fishing will close on the Columbia River after April 7, but the season will just be heating up on the Willamette, Rogue, Umpqua and Nestucca rivers, and in Tillamook Bay. Spring trout fishing can be excellent! Dozens of locations throughout the state have been or will be stocked...
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The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program (STEP) Advisory Committee will meet in Newport on Thursday, April 12. The meeting will occur in the Conference Room at the Holiday Inn Express located at 135 SE 32nd St. in Newport. On Thursday, from 8:00 am until 2:30 pm, the agenda includes STEP program planning, STEP program updates, review of mini-grant application,...
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How to handle an insurance claim
Before and After
by Don Stec, APRIL 4, 2018

It is at least a weekly occurrence when a vehicle owner, during the course of getting an Insurance collision estimate, will express concern about an insurance company cheating him on a collision repair by not allowing a complete repair.   After dealing with insurance companies and vehicle owners for over 47 years in the collision repair business, I have formed my...
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