Cottage Grove sentinel. (Cottage Grove, Or.) 1909-current, January 17, 2018, Page 3A, Image 3

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Construction continues on Gateway
Oregon coast
drilling may be
By Caitlyn May
On Jan. 2, the Trump Administration announced a new
plan that would allow coastal drilling along the state of Ore-
gon as well as 45 other offshore areas throughout the coun-
try over the course of the next fi ve years.
Oregon's involvement has since come under question af-
ter Governor Kate Brown appeared on national media out-
lets condemning the decision.
"In what universe would this be okay? Our coastal beach-
es are really important to Oregonians," she said, citing the
nearly $2 million in revenue during tourist season for the
area. "They're very important to who we are and very im-
portant to our economy."
Brown's statement came after Interior Secretary Ryan
Zinke announced that Florida would no longer be included
on the list of drilling locations.
Prior to the announcement, Zinke said the decision to drill
would generate billions in revenue that would go toward
funding the maintenance of national parks. Other areas in-
cluded in the plan to drill offshore include several sites on
the East Coast, Gulf of Mexico, California and Washington.
Zinke has since said the decision to include Oregon on the
list would be "reconsidered."
If Oregon were to remain on the list, it would not be the
fi rst time the Pacifi c Northwest has seen offshore drilling
sites. In the 1960s, 12 wells were drilled. No commerical
discoveries of oil were made.
What to expect this
week at Gateway
Week of January 15 – 19, 2018 - Brown
Contracting will complete the follow-
ing, weather permitting:
Construct the remaining 8” storm drain
main, including two new curb inlets.
Tap the existing 12” water main along
the west side of Gateway in order to
provide new water services for KFC
and Vintage Inn.
Construct a new 8” water main and two
2” water services from W Oswald to
McDonalds. The new trench will cross
under the west half of Gateway Boule-
Week of January 22 – 26, 2018
Complete water main trench on east
side of Gateway and install two new 2”
services and one hydrant at McDonalds.
Complete boring under Gateway Blvd.
for new 2” water services at Vintage
Inn and KFC.
Oregon Main Street (OMS) is
accepting applications from or-
ganizations interested in receiv-
ing downtown revitalization as-
sistance at its Performing Main
Street(R) and Transforming
Downtown designation levels.
Organizations at these levels re-
ceive access to the highest level
of services and support avail-
able through the OMS Network.
The network also includes Ex-
ploring Downtown and Affi liate
levels of participation.
Successful applicants receive
assistance to help revitalize
the economy, appearance, and
image of their traditional busi-
ness district. Services vary from
community to community, but
generally include work plan and
committee development along
with specialized training and
networking opportunities.
Visit www.oregonheritage.
org and click on the main street
page for more information on
the Tier System, including eli-
gibility and designation criteria
for all four levels of assistance.
Performing Main Street and
Transforming Downtown appli-
cations are available by email
at or
by calling (503) 986.0679 or by
visiting www.oregongeritage.
org. Completed applications
must be received by March 2,
Oregon Main Street is mod-
eled on the National Main
Street Center's Main Street Ap-
proach(R), which has been used
in more than 2,000 cities nation-
wide. It emphasizes four critical
areas of downtown revitaliza-
tion: organization helps every-
one work toward the same goals
and maximizes involvement of
public and private leaders with-
in the community; promotion
brings people back downtown
by helping to attract visitors,
shoppers, and investors; design
enhances a district's appearance
and pedestrian amenities while
preserving its historic features;
and economic vitality stimu-
lates business development and
helps strengthen the district's
economic base.
Performing Main Street level
communities include Albany,
Astoria, Corvallis, La Grande,
McMinnville, Oregon City,
Roseburg, The Dalles, and the
Alberta district in Portland.
Current Transforming Down-
town level communities include
Bandon, Beaverton, Canby,
Carlton, Coos Bay, Cottage
Grove, Dayton, Estacada, Hill-
sboro, Klamath Falls, Lebanon,
Pendleton, Port Orford, Sher-
wood, and Tillamook.
Oregon Main Street is part of
Heritage Programs in Oregon
Parks and Recreation Depart-
OLCC reports
marijuana sales
By Caitlyn May
The turbulent process of fi nding stable, consistent and com-
mon ground for legal marijuana and the laws that govern it in
the state of Oregon continued last week after several dispensa-
ries in the state were cited for selling to underage individuals.
The Oregon Liquor Control Commission released the results
of an underage decoy operation completed between Dec. 21 and
Dec. 28 throughout the state and found that retailers in Eugene,
Springfi eld, Portland and Salem had the highest rates of failure
to comply while Central Oregon earned a 81 percent compli-
ance rate. All areas listed in the report had at least one retailer
fail to identify an individual as a minor.
Eugene/Springfi eld had the second highest compliance rate
at 84 percent of its dispensaries passing the test. The area was
followed by Keizer-Salem, Madras and Bend.
Portland had the lowest compliance rate with four of its seven
dispensaries failing.
OLCC Executive Director Steve Marks called the test results
All retailers are expected to be tested once a year.
Eugene/ Springfi eld: 84 percent passed.
Central Oregon: 81 percent passed.
Salem-Keizer: 78 percent passed.
Southern Oregon: 67 percent passed.
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exhibit with the actual emergency aid supplies & tent delivered to families worldwide
who have lost everything during natural disasters and humanitarian crises.
January 19-21
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