Hermiston Raceway plans one more event to finish out 2020

Like most Pacific Northwest race tracks, Hermiston Raceway had a tough summer, what with COVID shutting the facility down most of the time.

But the racing Waldens — Greg, Laci, Wayne and the rest of the track-promoting family — plan on one final season blowout, set for Oct. 24.

The family put out a recent call on Facebook to see if anyone would be interested in bringing their cars and

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Utah sees signs of a tourism rebound and Zion sets a new record

“This is to protect lives in Utah, to protect the lives of visitors,” said Vicki Varela, managing director of the Utah Office of Tourism. “That’s what our visitors are watching for. They want to know that they’re coming to a place where people are showing personal responsibility.”

After bleeding millions a day in lost visitor dollars early in the pandemic, Utah’s “Might Five” national parks, its hotels and a host

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Early voting, absentee ballot box locations in Chatham County

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Georgia broke a record on the first day of early in-person voting, and well over 1 million voters have requested absentee ballots.

Because of COVID-19, early voting options are more widely available for a longer period of time this election season.

As always, voting in person will still be available on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at many locations in

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Proposed Staunton Greenway plan needs citizen input. Here’s how.

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Gypsy Hill Park in Staunton. (Photo: Monique Calello/The News Leader)

STAUNTON – Do you want more recreation routes for walking or cycling in Staunton? Here’s your chance to have your voice heard. 

The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee wants the community to share their input on a greenway plan in Staunton through an online survey. The committee has proposed four greenway routes in the city. 

The survey

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Bicycle coalition, Tahoe Fund team to install hundreds of bike racks around the lake

The Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition has completed the third phase of its efforts to create secure bike parking within the basin.

The coalition, with the help of a grant from Tahoe Fund and matching contributions from local businesses, purchased and installed 100 bike racks

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Mauritius Hotel Group Seeks $151 Million Funding, L’Express Says

(Bloomberg) — New Mauritius Hotels Ltd., the Indian Ocean island nation’s biggest tourism operator, has tapped a central bank subsidiary for 6 billion rupees ($151 million) in financing as the company struggles with the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, L’Express reported, without saying where it got the information.

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The funds, to be raised through the sale of secured bonds, will help the hotel group meet its financial commitments,

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Stone crab season begins Oct. 15

Commercial crabbers out of the Cortez fishing village began putting out their traps last week in preparation for the start of the stone crab harvest on Thursday. The season runs through May 2.

But seemingly, like everything else in the year 2020, there was a complication: Hurricane Delta was roiling the Gulf of Mexico. Crabbers had to wait until the weather cleared to place their traps.

The silver lining

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How Northwest ski resorts are dealing with pandemic

Winter in the Northwest means skiers and snowboarders hitting the slopes across the region, with no shortage of mountains to choose from.

But in the age of the coronavirus pandemic, many resorts are making changes to their rules to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Here are some of the region’s most popular ski areas and how they’re dealing with the pandemic.

Crystal Mountain Resort

Crystal Mountain guests are required to

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Wake Forest University president announces retirement

Wake Forest University said president Nathan Hatch will step down after leading the school for 15 years. Hatch plans to retire in June.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Wake Forest University announced Tuesday university president Nathan Hatch will step down in his role at the end of this school year.

The university said Hatch will step down after leading the school for 15 years.

“With a grateful spirit for all that we

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Free flu shot clinic for kids set at Expo Center in 2020

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Infectious disease experts are urging the public, now more than ever, to get vaccinated against the flu. The added urgency stems in part from the symptoms it shares with COVID-19 and concerns about confusing them. (Sept. 14)

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Health Department to offer drive-through flu shot clinic for kids in late October

Manitowoc County Health Department has scheduled a

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Sparks City Council political mailer starts uproar in Ward 3 election

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A mailer paid for by the Committee to Elect Paul Anderson. (Photo: PROVIDED/Marshay Smith)

A political mailer sent out by a white Sparks City Council candidate portrays his opponent, who is Black, with darkened skin, sparking allegations of racism.

Sparks City Council Ward 3 candidate Paul Anderson approved a mailer that shows Anderson and his opponent, Quentin Smith, in side-by-side photos – but Smith’s photo appears to be altered,

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