Watson Clinic opens registration list

Sara-Megan Walsh
| The Ledger

LAKELAND — A Lakeland health care provider has launched a COVID-19 vaccine waiting list for its patients, but needs more supplies to move forward.  

Watson Clinic announced its own online vaccine registration portal via Facebook and social

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Washington state parks commission approves scaled-back proposal for Navy SEALs training

A state commission has approved the Navy’s use of up to 17 Washington state parks for after-dark stealth training of SEAL teams.

The 4-3 vote approves the training over the next five years.

The Navy had sought to use up to 28 state parks for up to 48 hours at a stretch to enable special operation SEAL teams to make shoreline landings, then conduct surveillance of other military personnel dressed

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Passion for teaching others led Gomez to education | Local News Stories

Teaching may be a second career for Johnson Elementary School Principal Cheryl Gomez, but education is her first passion.

As she pursued a degree in biology at Colorado State University-Pueblo, Gomez started her career in the business realm, where she wrote training manuals for companies and trained colleagues. She continued to find herself training others and writing course guidelines, which helped her realize her passion was for teaching other people,

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What Students Are Saying About Excessive Screen Time, Presidential Priorities and Fashion Statements

Kids, like me, have become attached to their electronics, and it is hard to go a long time without them. There are many harmful effects due to screen time, as many kids are addicted now. Staring at the screen excessively can cause major eye problems, headaches, and a loss of concentration, and productivity. It could also cause kids to be isolated from their family/friends, and to be disengaged from the

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Corky Lee, Iconic Asian American Photographer, Dies of COVID at 73

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Corky Lee, the legendary photographer who dedicated his life to capturing the lives of the Asian American community, has died. He was 73.

The photojournalist died Wednesday in New York City due to complications from COVID-19, according to Reuters.

Lee first began experiencing symptoms of the virus on Jan. 3 and was admitted to the hospital on Jan. 7, the outlet reported. He was then moved to the

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It’s not a trip to Antarctica. Make the leap to winter camping.

MINNEAPOLIS — Camping, like so many activities outdoors during the stress of the pandemic, has new followers. Don’t let a Midwestern winter cool the enthusiasm.

Outdoor guides and experts acknowledge the obvious: The idea of winter camping is intimidating at first blush. Icy landscapes and low-lit days don’t inspire warm thoughts for getting out. But there are ways to adapt gear and skills for any season. To make winter (or

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Pamplin Media Group – Rymer ready to take over city manager duties

Minnesota native’s first day at Tigard City Hall is Feb. 1, replacing Marty Wine who left to become Monmouth’s city manager

One thing Steve Rymer won’t miss when he takes the helm as Tigard city manager on Feb. 1, are the long airline commutes he’s been making between Portland and Rochester, Minnesota, as he has recently finished tying up loose ends as city manager of the Midwestern city.

Rymer’s last

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Keep the ideas behind ‘defund the police,’ but forget the slogan

The Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol finally may have put to rest the debate about the usefulness and efficacy of the “defund the police” slogan. After watching how close a mob came to destroying 245 years of democracy and endangering our elected officials because of an inadequately prepared and staffed police force, the idea of “defunding the police” is even less palatable to most of the American public than

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Hoggetowne at Home brings Gainesville’s annual medieval fair online

Gainesville will take its annual trip back in time through the festivities of the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire — only this year, it will be online.

The fair has brought together over 160 artisans and merchants for a medieval experience filled with aromatic foods, ancient arts, knights and royal courts for more than 30 years. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as well as a county relocation of the fairgrounds, this

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Welk Resorts will be sold to Marriott for $430M after 57 years of family ownership

After more than a half-century of family ownership, the Welk Resorts portfolio, including the original Escondido location, is being sold to Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation for $430 million.

Once the still pending sale is finalized — by early in the second quarter — Marriott says it plans to rebrand the Welk vacation resorts in California, Colorado, Missouri, New Mexico and Cabo San Lucas as Hyatt Residence Club properties. The purchase

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Residents get peek at input on Joplin park projects | Local News

Updates for Ewert Park, safety needs in parks, and trails with added connectivity were the ideas that attracted the most support of Joplin residents in a study that has been conducted toward development of a 10-year master plan for the city park system.

“We have more projects than we can fund,” Paul Bloomberg, Joplin’s parks and recreation director, said at a Wednesday night meeting at which residents were able to

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Even during pandemic, rec centers can be more accessible | Editorials

Patrons of the Genoveva Chavez Community Center and other city recreational facilities have questions about operations that deserve answers.

They believe too few people are being allowed in the one open facility — the Chavez Center — and that Fort Marcy Recreation Complex and Salvador Perez Recreation Center could and should be reopened for swimming. They are upset the ice rink at the Chavez Center remains shut down. They claim

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Buzz Bites: Food security resources and early Valentine’s Day options | Food & Cooking

The 11th annual 12 Days of Christmas fundraiser presented by Nelson 151 raised a new record total: $5,663.28. The money will help Nelson County Pantry bring food to more than 300 families and 700 individuals in Nelson County.

Nelson 151’s members include Afton Mountain Vineyards, Blue Toad Hard Cider, Blue Mountain Brewery, Bold Rock Hard Cider, Brewing Tree Beer Company, Bryant’s Small Batch Cider, Cardinal Point Vineyard & Winery, Devils

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Service industry works to maintain a welcoming environment in Breckenridge

Nancy Binsfeld works at The Crown in Breckenridge on Tuesday, Jan. 26. Binsfeld was nominated for a guest service award because of her work ethic and kindness.
Photo by Liz Copan / Studio Copan

It’s been a tough year for the hospitality industry, but individuals and businesses were recognized for keeping up friendly customer service, holiday spirit and ski town charm through One Breckenridge’s fall and holiday season guest service

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Updates continue along non-motorized Border-to-Border trail in Washtenaw County

WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI — Progress continues along a non-motorized public pathway expected to total 70 miles.

The latest segment of the Border-to-Border trail to open was in November 2020 at the Huron River in Delhi Metropark. Another stretch of the trail segment, from Zeeb to East Delhi roads, will begin in the winter, with a planned opening in summer 2021. The project also involves moving Skip’s Huron River Canoe Livery

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