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Warrenton High celebrates Hall of Famers
Induction is Oct.
3 at the school
The Daily Astorian
The ninth-annual War-
renton High School Dinner
and Hall of Fame induction
ceremony is scheduled for
Oct. 3 at Warrenton High
The night will start with
an open house at 5 p.m., fol-
lowed by a dinner and the
induction ceremony at 7 p.m.
Cost is $25 for the dinner.
Dinner tickets should be or-
dered in advance, available at
Warrenton High School and
the Warrenton Mini Mart, or
call Jeanne Hyatt at 503-861-
3317 or Dave Carey at 503-
The Class of 2015 Induct-
ees include ¿ve individuals
and one team.
Dick Ledgerwood
Class of 1966
A four-sport athlete who
played football (voted Most In-
spirational and Most Valuable);
basketball (set a single-game
scoring record of 36 points vs.
Seaside, still third on the all-
time list); track; and baseball
(played for Seaside, as Warren-
ton had canceled its program).
After graduating from the
University of Washington in
¿sheries, /edgerwood returned
to the North Coast and dedicat-
ed the next 42 years of his life
working in natural resources,
mostly on the Columbia River
in research aimed at recovery of
threatened species. He worked
with the WHS ¿sheries pro-
gram and help make it the ex-
emplary program it is today.
Earl Lahti
Class of 1977
Won a state wrestling cham-
pionship in 1976 after placing
third in 1975. Coach Dennis
Warren credited /ahti¶s leader-
ship in helping establish War-
renton wrestling as a power-
house. After high school, he has
been the consummate volunteer
in /incoln City. From coaching
to administrating and announc-
ing high school events, there
was no Mob he didn¶t tackle.
Cindy Johnson
Class of 1979
Involved in student govern-
Doubleheader Friday for AHS at CMH Field
Astoria will be hosting
two football contests Friday at
CMH Field.
The ¿rst game will kickoff
at 3 p.m., and will feature the
Philomath vs. Astoria fresh-
man/sophomore teams.
Game 2 will be Philomath
vs. Astoria varsity, at 7 p.m.
Admission will be taken
prior and during the freshman/
sophomore game. Cost for en-
try is $6 for adults and $4 for
school-age children, grades
Astoria High students may
enter for free with a 2015 AHS
student body card. Senior citi-
zen passes and any OSAA-is-
sued pass may also be used for
free admittance. Gates open at
2 p.m. and will remain open for
admission until the third quarter
of the varsity game.
Drive 1 Saturday
Astoria Ford, owned and
operated by Dane Gouge, along
with the Ford Motor Co., will
donate $20 for every test drive
taken on Saturday at Astoria
Ford between the hours of 8
a.m. And 5 p.m.
Participants must be at least
18 years of age. Only one test
drive per household will count
for the donation. Participants
may choose which AHS athlet-
ic team or AHS activity group
(choir, orchestra, marching
band, drama, dance team) will
directly receive funds for their
test drive.
This is a senior project for
AHS students Chris Williams
and Trevor Tucker. All AHS
fall sports teams will be present
during the day at different times
to help facilitate test drives.
ment, athletics (part of volley-
ball team that ¿nished third in
state), and student life (home-
coming queen and cheerleader).
Has enjoyed a 31-year ca-
reer with U.S. Bank, where she
is currently a vice president in
charge of commercial relations.
She was instrumental in cre-
ating a plan to get Warrenton
.ids on solid ¿nancial footing
and allowing kids to play. Has
also help the athletic programs
at WHS, including the start of
the Hall of Fame Foundation.
Steven Barnard
Class of 1990
Went on to a distinguished
25-year career in the military,
¿nishing as a commissioned
of¿cer; earned degrees that led
him to the education ¿eld where
he was the director of military
outreach for Kaplan Universi-
ty. He is presently a founding
board member and teacher at
Capital Encore Academy.
Nancy Kennell
Taught and coached at War-
renton Grade School for 30 years,
and with Dwayne Huddleston,
was instrumental in developing
a lifetime skills curriculum in
physical education that resulted
in generations of Warrentonian¶s
having a higher quality of life.
She was the Hershey Track Meet
coordinator for 35 years, a Camp
Kiwanilong instructor, and very
active in the Regatta and Scandi-
navian festivals.
1976-77 Wrestling
Coached by Dennis Warren,
both teams won district champi-
onships and ¿nished second at
state. Known for their pinning
prowess, the “Purple Pounders”
had 10 individual placers at state
meets and went a combined
50-4 in dual meets.
Volleyball — Astoria at Tilla-
mook, 7 p.m.; Banks at Seaside,
7 p.m.; Warrenton at Rainier, 6:30
p.m.; Vernonia at Knappa, 6 p.m.;
Livingstone Adventist at Jewell,
5:30 p.m.; Wishkah Valley at Ilwa-
co, 7 p.m.
Girls Soccer — St. Helens at As-
toria, 6 p.m.; Seaside at Corbett, 4
Boys Soccer — Corbett at Sea-
side, 6:30 p.m.
Football — Philomath at Astoria,
7 p.m.; Seaside at Rainier, 7 p.m.;
Neah-Kah-Nie at Warrenton, 7 p.m.;
Central Linn at Knappa, 7 p.m.
Football — Ilwaco at Life Chris-
tian, 7 p.m.
Volleyball — Seaside at Sisters
Tournament, 8:30 a.m.; Vernonia
Tournament, 9 am.; Jewell at C.S.
Lewis Tournament, 9 a.m.; Ilwaco
at North Beach Tournament, 9 a.m.
Cross Country — 3-Course Chal-
lenge, Camp Rilea, 10 a.m.
Commission: /ocals Layman: Her business thrived this summer
worry a B&B would
create traf¿c, danger
for children at play
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rejected a rezoning request
from Clatsop Community
College that would have al-
lowed a second home and
vacation rental at the Josie
Peper Building next to the
college¶s Performing Arts
Center in the historic Shive-
ly-McClure district near
The Planning Com-
mission had recommend-
ed the college¶s request,
but neighbors complained
that rezoning the property
from high-density residen-
tial to general commercial
for a vacation rental would
have been like a domino
that could have eventual-
ly changed the character of
their neighborhood.
A search for
parking spaces
Up on Floral Avenue,
city planning staff found
that while /inza¶s home
is suited for a three-room
bed-and-breakfast, given
the outstanding views and
an outdoor living area over-
looking the Columbia Riv-
er, his proposal did not meet
parking requirements and
might overtax the capacity
of the property and neigh-
/inza and his wife, Meg,
own two houses next to
each other on Floral Ave-
nue. /inza said he lives in
the basement of the home
he wants to convert into a
B&B. He is renting out two
rooms in the home now as
homestay lodging, which
is allowed outright in the
/inza needed city ap-
proval for a third room,
which would convert the
home into a bed-and-break-
fast, and at least three more
parking spaces.
So /inza put $1,000 in
earnest money down on a
$275,000 purchase of a an-
other home on Floral Av-
enue with access to a barn
and three covered parking
spaces. The additional park-
ing spaces would be 190 feet
from the bed-and-breakfast,
just under the city¶s require-
ment that parking spaces be
within 200 feet.
“My wife and I just feel
right now that we¶ve totally
solved the traf¿c problem
and also relieved the burden
on our neighbors,” he told
the Planning Commission.
‘We need
these places
to be in
— Thomas Stanley
Resident on Floral Avenue
who serves on the city’s
Historic Landmarks
Commission talking about
places for tourists to stay
Several neighbors said
the /inza¶s have done a su-
perb job renovating the two
houses they already own,
but most told the Planning
Commission they did not
want a bed-and-breakfast in
their neighborhood.
Neighbors worry a B&B
would bring a stream of
visitors unfamiliar with the
narrow, winding dead-end
street, creating traf¿c and
danger for children at play
or residents walking their
Some neighbors are
steamed the /inza¶s are ad-
vertising the proposed B&B
as a vacation rental for up
to eight overnight guests at
an average of $133 a night
on Vacation Rentals By
Owner, a website for travel-
ers. A vacation rental is not
allowed in a high-density
residential zone, and /inza
explained that the ad is for
the homestay lodging he
is authorized by the city to
Thomas Stanley, who
lives on Floral Avenue and
serves on the city¶s Histor-
ic /andmarks Commission,
said he is not against B&Bs,
vacation rentals, motels,
hotels or other lodging for
“We have a town that¶s
growing with tourism and
we need places for them to
stay,” he said. “But we need
these places to be in appro-
priate areas.”
Karen Gill, who lives on
Floral Avenue, said she has
told Meg /inza her “big-
gest concern is that our lit-
tle street turns into a street
such as they have in Cannon
Beach and Gearhart. A street
full of vacation rental prop-
Gill asked the Planning
Commission to “consider
keeping Floral as Astoria
owned, and Astoria rented,
as possible.”
Baylee makes a face, but
She wouldn¶t have gotten
Willapa Paddle Adventures off
the ground this summer with-
out her family — the idea to
even start a kayak rental busi-
ness in Raymond had been a
family idea. Her mom¶s idea,
to be precise. But 18-year-old
Baylee, the oldest of the /ay-
mans¶ three daughters, is the
boss. She¶s invested her sav-
ings, done the research and
makes decisions about what
equipment to purchase.
“Family effort, her mon-
ey,” explains Heath.
Quiet adventures
Baylee rents to locals and
visitors alike, and the /ayman
parents are licensed as guides
if the kayakers want a guided
tour of local waterways. The
kayak renters are equipped
with necessary equipment (life
jackets, emergency whistles,
dry bags, a map of the river
marked with the /ayman fam-
ily¶s favorite spots), walked
down to the nearby city dock
and the Willapa River (boats
and paddles in hand), given a
quick lesson (if they¶re begin-
ners) then sent on their way.
“That¶s what¶s great about
the Willapa,” said Michelle
/ayman, Baylee¶s mother.
“It¶s easy for the beginner.
It¶s quiet, there¶s not a lot to
¿ght — obviously, you want
to get in at high tide and not
get stuck in the mud.”
Baylee¶s parents step in
when she can¶t make it down
to unlock the gate on the
small lot she leases in down-
town Raymond at 105 Third
St. They¶ve also helped her
open a business bank account
and get other aspects of the
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Baylee Layman, owner of Willapa Paddling Adventures,
runs the business with the help of her family, all avid kayak-
ers. She says the Willapa River is a calm river for beginners.
business going that required
someone who was at least 21
years or older.
“It¶s hard to do a lot of
things for business when
you¶re not even 18,” Baylee
says. She opened Willapa
Paddle Adventures when she
was 17.
Baylee has already taken
on more than a lot of people
her age: In only a few short
months, she has graduated
from high school, bought a
car and started a business
while holding down another
job. Now, she¶s getting ready
to begin college. She hopes
to become an ultrasound
“It¶s been kind of a big
year,” Baylee says, almost
off-hand as she drifts in one
of her own rental kayaks
along a ¿nger of the Willapa
River on sunny, windy after-
noon at the end of August.
Like mom,
like daughter
But she¶s OK with big
and busy years. She has al-
ready accepted that she is
100 percent her mom, she
says. Michelle /ayman owns
and runs Willapa Printing/
Heavenly Memories Scrap-
booking in Raymond and
also works as director of
the Willapa Harbor Cham-
ber of Commerce. Acting as
a private citizen, she raised
funds to install a kayak dock
at the Raymond City Dock
this spring. She is, say her
daughter and husband, al-
ways doing something. And
Baylee is following closely
in her footsteps.
knowledge was a huge asset
in getting Willapa Paddle Ad-
ventures started. Whenever
Baylee had a question about
the business, her mom usually
had an answer, or knew where
to look for an answer, Baylee
And the business has
thrived this summer.
“It¶s gone a lot better than
we even thought it would,”
Baylee says. The weather has
been ideal and her phone has
been ringing constantly.
As director of the cham-
ber, Michelle ¿elded numer-
ous questions about paddling
on the river and kayak rentals.
Baylee¶s business is provid-
ing a real service to locals
and visitors, she says. “She¶s
bringing people here.”
Baylee says she¶s excited
to see how Willapa Paddle
Adventures can contribute
to the Raymond economy,
providing a destination for
tourists passing through, as
well as something for locals
to do.
“We needed something
down here,” she says.
Beautiful waters
For someone whose job
and entire business revolve
around promoting the appeal
of local waterways, Baylee
herself did not at ¿rst fully
appreciate the beauty of the
place where she grew up, the
city where her dad was born
and raised.
The /ayman family only
¿rst began kayaking about a
year and a half ago, but fell
fully in love with it.
Baylee was involved in
school sports and was a ded-
icated student. But, she says,
“before we started kayaking,
I¶d never really realized how
beautiful the water is.”
“<ou ¿gured out at 17
what I ¿gured out at 40,”
Heath tells her now.
Being on the water re-
minds her to slow down.
“You get so familiar with
your surroundings,” Baylee
says. “Sometimes it¶s good to
slow down and say, ‘This is
For more information, or
to schedule a paddle, visit
Wind: Offshore renewable energy is currently more
expensive than other power sources available in Oregon
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a site 18 miles off the coast
of Coos Bay, according to a
press release from the Gover-
nor¶s Of¿ce.
Although the Brown ad-
ministration is not telling the
public who will be on the ad-
visory committee, an article
on the website Rechargenews.
com this week provided a list
of the interest groups that will
be represented on the commit-
tee: “state agencies, the Pub-
lic Utility Commission, elec-
tric utilities, ¿shing interests,
ratepayer and renewable ener-
gy advocates, and other stake-
holders.” The article appeared
to be based primarily on an in-
terview with Kevin Banister,
an executive with Principle
Power, as well as legislative
records and Brown¶s press
release announcing the com-
In the article, Banister said
the company plans to down-
scale the project from its earli-
er 30-megawatt proposal to 24
megawatts or less, because the
initial plan “was a little bigger
than the appetite in the state.”
According to the article,
Brown formed the advisory
committee to help Principle
Power ¿nd a way forward
after the company failed to
meet a deadline to locate a
long-term buyer for electrici-
ty from the project. Principle
Power was supposed to ¿nd a
buyer before it could receive
some of the funding from U.S.
Department of Energy.
A bill in the 2015 legis-
lative session — House Bill
2216, sponsored by Sen. Arnie
Roblan, D-Coos Bay, and Rep.
Caddy McKeown, D-Coos
Bay — would have required
Oregon utilities to purchase
power from the project. Off-
shore renewable energy is
currently more expensive than
other power sources available
in Oregon, and supporters have
said that¶s one reason there are
not yet any permanent projects
off the coast.
The Citizens¶ Utility Board
and Industrial Customers
of NW Utilities joined with
Portland General Electric and
PacifiCorp in opposing the
bill, saying utilities can al-
ready purchase onshore wind
power at a fraction of the
price for offshore wind.
“As groups that don¶t often
agree on energy policy, we are
firmly united in asking you
to vote no on HB 2216,” the
groups wrote in an April 21
email to lawmakers.
House Speaker Tina Kotek,
D-Portland, helped keep the
bill alive when she ordered its
referral to the House Commit-
tee on Rules in April. In the
end, the bill died in commit-
tee. The Oregon Wave Energy
Trust, a nonprofit that receives
a majority of its funding from
the state, has provided a grant
of an unidentified amount to
the Principle Power project.
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