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Man Rescued After 26 Foot Fall at Three Pools Park

Mason was taken to the Salem Hospital with serious injuries.

(MARION COUNTY, Ore.) - Rescue from Three Pools Rescuers worked for nearly two hours to recover 26-year old Mason Young, of Salem after he attempted a back flip off of the rocks, fell some 26 feet and missed the water at Three Pools Recreation Area.

Mason was originally assisted by bystanders and then later by Fire and Law Enforcement personnel from seven different jurisdictions.

Read Full Article (Mar-20-2014 12:39)

Paddlers -Remember to Carry Your Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Permit

The Marine Board sells both an annual and two-year Tyvek tags for paddle craft and can be purchased through the Marine Board’s office in Salem or online through the Marine Board’s new storefront

(SALEM OR) - "So far so good, but we’ve got a long way to go,” state officials say about the on-going efforts to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species and keeping new ones from entering the state.

Even key legislators such as Representative Caddy McKeown see the progress being made and see that more needs to be done to protect our waterways.

That’s why the Marine Board and Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) work in tandem to administer the statewide Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Prevention Program, where the Marine Board administers the financial aspects and ODFW implements statewide inspection stations.

Read Full Article (Jul-12-2013 18:39)

Cycle Oregon 2013 Weekend Ride: `Summer Bike Camp`

Weekend event returns to Oregon State University in Corvallis with family-friendly focus and multiple route options.

(PORTLAND, OR) - cycle Oregon 2013 Cycle Oregon’s Weekend Ride started in 2004 as a shorter alternative to the original week-long event – an effort to appease teachers and parents of school-age children who couldn’t make it in September.

But over its nine-year lifespan it has evolved with an identity of its own, summed up in its newly announced theme: “Summer Bike Camp.”

Read Full Article (Mar-18-2013 15:10)

Muscle Balance - Keep your Body Balance in Check

The simplest solution to this problem is to avoid it. This can be done by carefully structuring your programs by choosing exercises that strengthen opposing muscle groups.

(NIAGRA FALLS) - Muscle balance As I continue to train for what I am hoping will be my next world record attempt, I struggle with trying not to over train key muscle groups tied directly to the record attempt movement.

Overtraining select muscle groups leads to body and muscle imbalance and can lead to injury and negative performance.

Read Full Article (Aug-15-2012 14:27)

25, 35 or 45 Build Core Support to Maximize Fitness Success

As always, check with your doctor before starting any exercise program and get regular yearly checkups.

(GUELPH, Ontario) - Fitness I have been training over 17 years and over this time I have come to emphasize and value the need to surround myself with “core” support which embraces and encourages my effort to maximize my progress and longevity in fitness.

Over the years my “core” support has been a combination of my wife, daughters, co-workers, clients and friends.

Read Full Article (Jun-21-2012 00:37)

Kids Get Surf and Stewardship at Otter Rock and Roll

Kids from two to eighteen competed in various age divisions with the “Parent with Child” division being the most popular with 18 parent/child teams.

(NEWPORT, OR) - Otter Rock and Roll kid's surfing contest in Newport, Oregon Surfrider Foundations hosted over 120 kids and 51 competitors for the 4th annual Otter Rock n’ Roll Youth Surf and Beach Cleanup Challenge in celebration of International Surfing Day.

Read Full Article (Jun-03-2012 22:12)

Notes on a Snowbird Stock Market... Heading South

"I wouldn't belong to a club that would have me for a member" - Groucho Marx

(SASKATCHEWAN) - RV sunset in window There's an old adage on Wall Street – not unlike Groucho's bon mot above – that if you can get stock in a hot new IPO, you shouldn't.

The most recent example, of course, was the over priced, over-pitched and over-supplied Facebook stock issue, which soared only to plummet, as in the favored journalistic verbs, in its first two trading days.

Read Full Article (May-22-2012 00:13)

Otter Rock and Roll Youth Surf Contest coming June 16th!

Otter Rock n Roll began 4 years ago in celebration of International Surfing Day.

(NEWPORT, OR) - Kids at Otter Rock surf contest The Surfrider Foundation will host the 4th annual Otter Rock n’ Roll Youth Surf and Beach Cleanup Challenge in celebration of International Surfing Day.

Observed globally, International Surfing Day celebrates the sport of surfing and helps raise awareness about issues facing our oceans, waves and beaches.

Read Full Article (Apr-28-2012 21:13)

Petition: Boy Scouts of America: Reinstate Cub Scout leader Removed for Being Gay

I hated feeling that my family had been discriminated against, so I started a petition on asking the Boy Scouts of America to stop discriminating against gay people.

(TAMPA, FL) - Jennifer and Cruz Tyrrell My 7-year-old son, Cruz, loves being a Cub Scout, and he really loved when I got to be his pack's den leader.

But the Boy Scouts of America asked me to step down as the leader of my son's group -- just because I'm gay. Cruz doesn't understand why that matters, and frankly, neither do I.

Read Full Article (Apr-11-2012 00:51)

Life Behind Wheel Propels Human Relations Roadmap

Maintenance is the key to management. Sloppy oversight reaps negative results.

(SALEM) - Road map This writer was raised in suburban New York City and did not actually get a drivers license until I reached age 40. Thus I became a late bloomer behind the wheel.

Looking back, there are many invisible lessons to be gleaned. When we drive a car, yes indeed, we are interacting with an assortment of very diverse human beings out there.

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