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Springtime Water Safety Conversations

Happy First Day of Spring!

If you’ve lived here in the Tri-Cities for any length of time you know that Spring turns to Summer really fast, and we all go searching for water to cool down- we’re already working behind the scenes to get Pelican Bay ready for those hot days. 945 more words

Life's Pain

A writer friend of mine recently posted a question about what the world would look like if we truly knew each other’s pain. Physical or mental, self made or uninvited, leaving visible scars or ghostly ashes, yours and mine, his and hers, whole lots of theirs. 131 more words


The EPA, the Coast Guard & the Floating Stage

       by James C. Stephens

Sunday, June 1, 1975

Cut Peelie Grass today in the countryside at a site which Hawaii, the film was made. Afterward we made a stop at a beautiful beach and went swimming in our pants. 536 more words

Buehler: Life vest rule is ‘government overreach’

Oregon bill would require river floaters to have life vests

A state lawmaker from Bend says a proposal to require people floating on Oregon rivers to wear life jackets has gone too far. 76 more words

Oregon Legislature

The American Red Cross defines hypothermia as “the cooling of the body caused by the failure of the body’s warming system.” (1)

Hypothermia can lead to death, if untreated! 278 more words

Water Safety

Editorial: Bill requires questionable new fee for canoes and kayaks

If the Oregon Marine Board has its way, we’ll see life jackets sprouting up like weeds along Bend’s whitewater park and in Mirror Pond this summer. 95 more words