Archive | October, 2015

Flood reduction project targeting business and residential property north of Tillamook closer to reality

TILLAMOOK, Ore. – A local flood reduction and fish and wildlife habitat restoration project is closer to realization now that Federal Emergency Management Agency officials are reviewing public comments and other materials related to the proposed Tillamook Southern Flow Corridor project…

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Flood reduction project targeting business and residential property north of Tillamook closer to reality. Tillamook County Pioneer. October 28, 2015.

Johnson To Work On Highway Solutions Effort

Oregon 52nd District State Representative Mark Johnson has been appointed by Governor Kate Brown to serve as co-convener of the Historic Columbia River Highway Collaborative Oregon Solutions project.   Johnson, along with co-convener Multnomah County Commissioner Diane McKeel and a team of public, private and civic leaders, are tasked with developing practical and sustainable solutions to ongoing traffic safety and congestion issues in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area…

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Johnson To Work On Highway Solutions Effort. Gorge Radio. October 22, 2015.

Boardman subdivision soothes demand of commuting workforce

Just shy of a year after breaking ground, Boardman’s new Tuscany subdivision celebrated the completion of its first two houses Friday on South Main Street and Wilson Lane.

The development marks a major step forward for a city in dire need of housing to accommodate a rapidly growing workforce…

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Boardman subdivision soothes demand of commuting workforce. East Oregonian. October 23, 2015.

Maine Voices: How we address public issues more divisive than the issues themselves

Let’s set aside the contentious public issues we face for the moment, and discuss how we deal with these. This is an issue in itself in Maine today, as we retreat from historic traditions of sensible deliberation about tough problems with Yankee restraint and a measure of graciousness…

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Maine Voices: How we address public issues more divisive than the issues themselves. Portland Press Herald. October 25, 2015.

Education for the future

LAKEVIEW — Saylor Antle is 16 and in her second year of taking college courses at Klamath Community College. She’s done it without leaving her hometown of Lakeview. The farthest she has to go is a three-minute walk from Lakeview High School to the Innovation and Learning Center around the corner….

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Education for the future. Herald and News. May 12, 2015.

Grand opening Thursday for innovation learning center

LAKEVIEW — Most students are celebrating the end of their school year, but people behind Lake County’s Innovation and Learning Center will celebrate ongoing efforts to expand advanced learning opportunities Thursday.

The ceremonial grand opening for the Innovation & Learning Center, set for 4 p.m. Thursday at south wing auditorium at Daly Middle School in Lakeview, will feature a keynote talk by Dr. Nancy Golden, Oregon’s chief education officer…

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Grand opening Thursday for innovation learning center. Herald and News. Jun 10, 2014.

Makeover to create a learning hub at Daly School

LAKEVIEW — Daly School is finding new life.

The former middle school, was closed when seventh- and eighth-grade students were moved to the adjacent Lakeview High School, is being readied to serve as the Lakeview campus for the Western Regional Innovation Learning Center.

The new learning center is a cooperative project overseen by Sean Gallagher, Lake County School District No. 7 superintendent, and Dr. Roberto Gutierrez, Klamath Community College president, and is one of Gov. John Kitzhaber’s Oregon Solutions projects…

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Makeover to create a learning hub at Daly School. Herald and News. Jun 23, 2013.

Klamath Community College offers higher education classes in Lake County

An expanded offering of higher education classes for Lake County residents are envisioned as Klamath Community College takes over as the county’s official provider of higher education services.

An agreement reached between officials with KCC, Lake County and Lake County School District No. 7 means KCC will provide dual credit opportunities for secondary students and college level courses…

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Klamath Community College offers higher education classes in Lake County. Herald and News. May 21, 2013.

Reading for the future: Schools sign pact to promote early literacy

CHILOQUIN — Chiloquin and the Klamath Tribes are making it the community’s business to ensure young children learn to read.

“There is research out there that says if kids can read at an early age they’re a lot more successful,” said Chiloquin Elementary Principal Travis Fast…

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Reading for the future: Schools sign pact to promote early literacy. Herald and News. October 11, 2015.

Oregon Solutions teams to help children learn to read

CHILOQUIN — Imagine, instead of an ice cream truck, a reading truck. It could drive through rural Chiloquin, Fort Klamath and Sprague River, showing families how to teach young children about early literacy, and giving out goodies along the way.

Or, businesses could offer little prizes to children for reading and spelling the names of products correctly…

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Oregon Solutions teams to help children learn to read. Herald and News. December 9, 2014.