Friday, January 18, 2013
Representatives from the Oregon State Marine Board will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 5 p.m. at the Marina Center Ballroom, 1000 E. Port Marina Drive in Hood River, on a proposed boating rule near Hood River.
The board seeks public input on a rule that would restrict boat operation within the artificial lagoon on the immediate west side of the mouth of the Hood River.
The rule would create a slow-no-wake zone within a marked area of approximately 494-by-155 feet. The area is heavily used by swimmers, sail and kite boarders and personal watercraft engaged in instruction activities.
Written comments can be submitted until Jan. 31. Comments can be emailed to osmb.rulemaking@
state.or.us or mailed to June LeTarte, Rules Coordinator, 435 Commercial St. N.E., Suite 400, P.O. Box 14145, Salem, OR 97309-5056. Comments via telephone cannot be accepted.
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I Can't Keep Quiet singers at "Citizen Town Hall"
‘I can’t keep quiet,’ sing members of an impromptu choir in front of Hood River Middle School Saturday prior to the citizen town hall for questions to Rep. Greg Walden. The song addresses female empowerment generally and sexual violence implicitly, and gained prominence during the International Women’s Day events in January. The singers braved a sudden squall to finish their song and about 220 people gathered in HRMS auditorium, which will be the scene of the April 12 town hall with Rep. Greg Walden, at 3 p.m. Enlarge