The Skanner News – Forest Service Holiday Tree Permits Available

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By The Skanner News
Published: 11 December 2020

Portland, Ore. – It’s that time of year to visit your national forest and find the perfect holiday tree for your home!

Most national forests issue permits for visitors to cut their own holiday tree. As guidelines vary from forest to forest, visitors should contact their local national forest office for information on permits, areas to harvest, maps, and other important details.

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Marietta looks to improve, expand 3 parks | Regional

When: Marietta Borough Council meeting, Dec. 8.

What happened: Marietta Borough Council approved a comprehensive master plan for three parks. Penncast Tot Lot, Front Street Park and Chestnut Street Park will be improved and expanded upon in the coming year. The president of YSM Landscape Architects, Ann Yost, is the leading planning consultant for this project.

Improvements: Penncast will continue to serve young children with added playground space

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Johnson Outdoors Inc (JOUT) Q4 2020 Earnings Call Transcript

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Image source: The Motley Fool.

Johnson Outdoors Inc (NASDAQ:JOUT)
Q4 2020 Earnings Call
Dec 11, 2020, 11:00 a.m. ET


  • Prepared Remarks
  • Questions and Answers
  • Call Participants

Prepared Remarks:


Hello, everyone, and welcome to the Johnson Outdoors Fourth Quarter 2020 Earnings Conference Call. Today’s call will be held by Helen Johnson-Leipold, Johnson Outdoors’ Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Also on the call is David Johnson, Vice President and

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A small town dragged its feet on COVID-19 mask mandates. Now residents are paying the price.

DODGE CITY — In the midst of a worsening pandemic, as coronavirus cases climbed, elected leaders in a former frontier town famous for its gunfights faced a choice.

They could pass a mask mandate at the urging of health experts, or reject the measure blasted by some as a violation of their personal freedoms.

The five commissioners of Dodge City, Kansas, a politically red cattle community of some 27,000 people,

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China’s pigeon fanciers race for fame and fortune

Pigeon racing is taking off in China. Eight thousand of the birds were released into the winter sky in northern Hebei province last month, one of the many long-distance races holding out a promise of fame and fortune. Pigeons have been raised in China since at least the 1600s. But lately the ranks of hobbyists have swelled. The Chinese Pigeon

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“Be patient” | Parents in virtual learning offer advice after KCS students transition online

The transition will last through Winter break, and in-person students will return to their buildings on January 5, 2021.

KNOX COUNTY, Tenn. — What has it been like to have a kid learning from home? We asked a set of Knox County Parents with students from elementary to high school who were learning from home.

“Here’s a couple tricks that might help you navigate this new adventure you are on,”

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Community briefs for Friday, Dec. 11

Holiday pick-up meal being offered to Auburn residents

AUBURN — Auburn’s Age-Friendly Community Committee, together with the Auburn Recreation Department and Auburn resident Matt Leonard, invite Auburn residents to have a “Special Christmas and New Year’s Meal.”

The free pick-up meal of three finger rolls (chicken, egg, or ham), chips, a bismarck and water, will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30. The meal is free, although

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City makes changes because of virus cases

In light of increases in the number of people infected with COVID-19, city of Oak Ridge officials issued updates Thursday on the status of city facilities.

“Due to the significant increase in COVID cases, city officials strongly urge citizens to conduct their business over the phone and by mail whenever possible,” stated a news release from City Manager Mark Watson. Information below is from that news release.

The city of

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Open Space to address concerns about Candelaria Nature Preserve plan

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Controversy is brewing over a huge chunk of land in the middle of Albuquerque. Not all neighbors are on board with a sprawling plan to transform farmland off Rio Grande into a park that’s been decades in the making.

The city used federal dollars in the late 70s to snap up the open space to preserve it as Albuquerque grows. Now,

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Oregon state park proposal would ban beach driving at Cape Kiwanda

Cars on the beach at Cape Kiwanda might soon become a thing of the past.

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department announced a new rule proposal Thursday that would limit motorized vehicle access on beaches around the sandstone headland on the north Oregon coast, including at the popular day-use site in Pacific City.

If approved, motor vehicles would no longer be able to drive onto the sand at the Cape

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