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    Cannon Beach
fountain to move
Sea lion recovery
has mixed reactions
142nd YEAR, No. 140
Gov. Kitzhaber draws on history,
inspiration for inauguration speech
Capital Bureau
SALEM — Gov. John Kitzhaber
sounded a philosophical note or two
governor for the fourth time.
In remarks he prepared for a joint
session of the Legislature, Kitzhaber
invoked memories of his parents and
Robert Kennedy in calling for ex-
panding prosperity to thousands of
Oregonians who have not shared in
the state’s economic recovery from
the Great Recession.
His parents were part of the World
War II generation, and his father was
in the U.S. 3rd Army, led by Gen.
George Patton, that helped conquer
Nazi Germany in 1945. His political
inspiration was Kennedy, a senator
from New York who was assassinat-
ed during a bid for the presidency in
1968, when Kitzhaber was a college
Kitzhaber said the war united the
nation in a common purpose, and
Kennedy’s campaign raised ques-
tions about national economic and
racial inequities, similar to today’s
problems in Oregon.
“Now, the answers to these ques-
tions are complicated — I know that
— and no one person, least of all
me, has all the answers,” Kitzhaber
“But if we begin by asking the
right questions, I know we can make
progress, because an Oregon econo-
my that moves some of us forward
while leaving others behind dimin-
ishes progress for everyone.”
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber surveys the Oregon House chambers during a break before his inauguration in Salem, Monday. Kitzhaber was elected to
an unprecedented fourth term as governor. The state Legislature also will formally convene, but lawmakers won’t begin actual work until February.
Don Ryan/Associated Press
Associated Press
RLINGTON, Texas (AP) —
Oregon had cut the biggest
point and was in position to grab
the national championship that
eluded the Ducks four years ago.
They fell short — again.
Ohio State’s Ezekiel Elliott
scored four touchdowns, three in
the second half after the Oregon
rally, and the Buckeyes won the
tional championship with a 42-20
victory Monday night.
The message from coach Mark
the Dallas Cowboys was the same one
Chip Kelly offered when the Ducks
crown at the NFL home of the Arizona
Cardinals to wrap up the 2010 season.
One of these days ...
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7A about the implications
resulting from the title game.
“Everything is in place from a
support standpoint and facilities
standpoint and infrastructure stand-
point, talent, our coaching staff is
outstanding, and the leadership is
outstanding,” Helfrich said. “That’s
kind of all the ingredients.”
Heisman Trophy winner Marcus
Mariota passed for 333 yards and
two touchdowns, but the Ducks’
warp-speed spread offense missed
too many red-zone opportunities
and couldn’t unleash its running
game against linebacker Darron
Lee and an Ohio State front seven
stacked with future NFL draft picks.
See DUCKS, Page 10A
AP Photo/Brandon Wade
JOSHUA BESSEX — The Daily Astorian
Ed and Sally Hines, of Eugene, and Mike Doyle, of North Carolina, react while watching Oregon’s loss
to Ohio State in the National Championship game at Merry Time Bar and Grill.
Oregon’s Byron Marshall (9) breaks away for a 70-yard touchdown
reception during the second half of the NCAA college football play-
off championship game against Ohio State Monday.
Seaside plans to harvest timber in watershed
Goal is to
more watershed
EO Media Group
SEASIDE — The city of
Seaside plans to harvest 50
to 60 acres of timber from its
property in the watershed of
the Necanicum River’s south
fork in order to buy more wa-
tershed property.
“We have been looking
around at opportunities to
increase our ownership of
the watershed,” said Seaside
Public Works Director Neal
Wallace. “To be quite frank,
there is only one way to raise
additional funds to purchase
land, and that is through the
(city’s Watershed Enhance-
ment Fund). ... We feel this is
a good place to start.”
The watershed is about
83.7 square miles; the water-
shed of the south fork of the
Necanicum River, where Sea-
side’s approximately 1,500
acres of property are located,
is about 12 to 14 square miles.
the United States Geological
Survey and based on surface
water drainage to a particular
point in an area.
Considering a square mile
is 640 acres, Wallace said the
scope of the city’s upcom-
The city of Seaside plans to harvest timber from about 50
to 60 acres of timber from its property in the watershed for
the Necanicum River’s south fork.
ing project is small relative
to the watershed’s size. The
city has not harvested timber
since 2008 after back-to-back
storms hit in 2006 and 2007
and damaged some forest ar-
eas, left ragged edges and re-
quired salvage logging.
The city is contracting with
forester Mark Dreyer, owner
of Lone Cedar Consulting,
to handle the overall project,
which is scheduled to start in
February, pending the avail-
ability of crews and the acqui-
sition of permits from the Or-
egon Department of Forestry.
The project should take about
two to three months, depend-
ing on weather and other fac-
The timber market is good
right now, Wallace said, and
the city wants to take advan-
tage of that. He anticipates
the harvest will bring in a net
See TIMBER, Page 10A