WDFW Tentatively Plans 24 Days of Razor Clam Digging in April…

first_imgFacebook11Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Washington Department of Fish and WildlifeThe Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has proposed a series of razor clam digs in April and May to cap a season packed with more “beach days” than any time in the past 25 years.After a nine-day opening that runs through March 24, state shellfish managers plan to end the season with another 24 days of digging on morning low tides at various beaches from April 4 through May 17.Final approval of those digs depends on the results of marine toxin tests, which have consistently shown this season that the clams are safe to eat.“We’ve had a great season so far and we expect it to continue that way in the months ahead,” said Dan Ayres, WDFW coastal shellfish manager. “We have an abundance of clams on most beaches, which makes for some terrific digging opportunities.”Proposed digging days in April and May, along with the remaining digs in March, are posted on WDFW’s website.Under state law, diggers are required to keep the first 15 clams they dig. Each digger’s clams must be kept in a separate container. No digging is allowed on any beach after noon.Counting the new dates in April and May, Ayres said WDFW plans to provide a total of 286 “beach days” of digging on Washington beaches this season – the highest number since 1989. He defined a “beach day” as one beach open for a single day, so four beaches open for one day counts as four beach days.Annual razor clam seasons typically end in mid-to-late May, when the clams begin to spawn and are less desirable for eating, Ayres said.He reminds diggers they will need a valid 2015-16 fishing license to participate in razor clam digs effective April 1, the beginning of the new license year. Various types of fishing licenses are available online, by phone (866-246-9453), and from authorized license dealers throughout the state.Meanwhile, state wildlife managers are urging clam diggers to avoid disturbing snowy plovers and streaked horned larks. Both species nest in the soft, dry sand at Leadbetter Point on the Long Beach Peninsula and on a section of Twin Harbors beach.The snowy plover is a small bird with gray wings and a white breast. The lark is a small bird with a pale yellow breast and brown back. Male larks have a black mask, breast band and “horns.” Both species are listed as “threatened” under the federal Endangered Species Act.“Nesting season for snowy plovers and streaked horned larks begins in early April, coinciding with the scheduled clam digs,” said Anthony Novack, district biologist for WDFW. “Snowy plover nests are difficult to see, so it’s easy to disturb or destroy them without even being aware of it. If an adult is scared off its nest, it leaves the eggs exposed to predators like crows and ravens.”To protect these birds, the department asks that clam diggers avoid the dunes and areas of the beach with soft, dry sand. When driving to a clam-digging area, diggers should enter the beach only at designated access points and stay on the hard-packed sand near or below the high tide line, Novack said.Dig dates in May for Copalis and Mocrocks will be announced after harvest from the April digs has been analyzed. Upcoming digs in April and May are scheduled on the following dates, pending favorable marine toxin results:· April 4, Saturday, 7:23 a.m.; 0.6 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, Copalis· April 5, Sunday, 7:57 a.m.; 0.3 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, Copalis· April 6, Monday, 8:32 a.m.; 0.3 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors· April 7, Tuesday, 9:09 a.m.; 0.1 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors· April 8, Wednesday, 9:48 a.m.; 0.1 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors· April 9, Thursday, 10:32 a.m.; 0.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors· April 10, Friday, 11:23 a.m.; 0.4 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors· April 17, Friday, 6:03 a.m.; -0.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks· April 18, Saturday, 6:52 a.m.; -0.9 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, Copalis· April 19, Sunday, 7:39 a.m.; -1.3 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, Copalis· April 20, Monday, 8:25 a.m.; -1.5 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors· April 21, Tuesday, 9:11 a.m.; -1.3 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors· April 22, Wednesday, 9:57 a.m.; -0.9 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors· April 23, Thursday, 10:46 a.m.; -0.4 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors· April 24, Friday, 11:38 a.m.; 0.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors· May 2, Saturday, 6:23 a.m., 0.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors· May 3, Sunday, 6:59 a.m., -0.3 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors· May 7, Thursday, 9:30 a.m., -0.8 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors· May 8, Friday, 10:14 a.m., -0.7 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors· May 9, Saturday, 11:03 a.m., -0.4 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors· May 10, Sunday, 11:58 a.m., -0.1 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors· May 15, Friday, 4:58 a.m., -0.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors· May 16, Saturday, 5:50 a.m., -0.9 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors· May 17, Sunday, 6:38 a.m., -1.5 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harborslast_img read more

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As the Seasons Change, so Should Your Skincare

first_imgFacebook15Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Karen Birbari, Omni EstheticsI always love the fall. The change of season brings about nature’s stunning displays of Autumn colors. Our wardrobes change to include cozy sweaters, scarves and warm boots. We also fall in love with everything pumpkin! We even see dietary changes, enjoying comfort foods like hearty soups. Why then do we not change our skincare? Skin is our largest organ and the one that faces the outer elements, as well as the skin on our face as the most exposed.At Omni Esthetics we love everything skin and even have pumpkin in some of our skin care. Investing in good skincare is investing in a lifetime of beautiful skin. The cooler season often brings changes in our skin. Our internal environments get dryer from heating and the cooler air outside can wreck havoc on our skin. Many of us cease to use sunblock thinking that the harmful rays are gone. Not true. So what should one do? Getting a skin analysis by a reputable esthetician to evaluate your skincare and access any changes that might be necessary to preserve and maintain the beauty of your skin. And why continue to wear sunblock? The 2 main rays that affect us are UVA & UVB. While the UVB rays diminish with the season change the UVA rays do not. UVA is responsible for the damage that we incur over a lifetime of exposure as well as skin cancer. So always protect.The change of season is also a good time to get a facial . A great facial is wonderful way to revitalize skin and erase any damage that might have occurred during time in the sun. There are many kinds of facials and they can be tailored to address individual needs. Many do not realize that skin damage to an extent can be reversed with proper treatment.  Another outcome of having a facial is that it increases the effectiveness of your skincare at home. Invest in the skin that you are in!Omni Esthetics3905 Martin Way E, Suite E, Olympia360-338-0289Featured photo credit: jennlvs2smilelast_img read more

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Kapil Dev claims Sachin Tendulkar never became a ruthless batsman

first_imgAdvertisement bq9k1NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsa2Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ec74( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) apd2Would you ever consider trying this?😱f1u16Can your students do this? 🌚5cszRoller skating! Powered by Firework Former India all-rounder Kapil Dev opined that Sachin Tendulkar never went on to become a ruthless batsman despite possessing the talent to be one. Advertisement The 1983 World Cup-winning skipper felt that Sachin Tendulkar could and should have had more runs to his name. In a podcast hosted by his former teammate W V Raman, Kapil Dev also added that although Sachin had all the talent in the world, he did not put it into use to his advantage by being a ruthless batsman and scoring double and triple hundreds on a consistent basis.Advertisement Kapil Dev also claimed that he used to tell Sachin to be more like Sehwag as he would never put his foot down on the brake irrespective of the milestone. He said:“Sachin had so much talent, we hadn’t seen it in anyone. He was born in an era where he knew how to score hundreds but he never became a ruthless batsman. Sachin had everything in cricket.”Advertisement “However, he got caught up in the Mumbai cricket [mindset]: when you score a hundred, make a line, and start from zero again. And that’s where I said no, you are such a ruthless cricketer, be like Virender Sehwag.”“To Sachin, I used to say, ‘You must watch Virender Sehwag’, who, upon reaching a ton would aim for at least one boundary an over if not two. So in the next 20 overs, he was close to his double-hundred. That was the difference.”Sachin Tendulkar’s daddy hundred woesIn his illustrious 24-year career, Sachin managed to score 51 test centuries in 329 innings. However, the little master was only able to breach the 200-run mark six times over the course of his career with his highest score being an unbeaten 248 against Bangladesh in Dhaka. Sachin Tendulkar never came close to reach the triple hundred mark in his glittered career.Off the 51 test hundreds, only 20 have gone onto cross the 150-run mark. Kapil Dev asserted the point of the lack of such big innings from the Little Master while every other great batsman has managed to register mammoth innings on a more consistent basis.“He knew how to score hundreds but didn’t know how to convert those hundreds into double-hundreds and triple-hundreds. Sachin had the talent to make at least five triple-centuries and another 10 double-hundreds because he could hit fast bowlers and spinners for a six or a four every over.”If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also, follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comALSO READ:Suresh Raina explains why Rohit Sharma is the next MS Dhoni! Advertisementlast_img read more

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Help for Highlands Arrives by the Hundreds

first_imgBy John BurtonHIGHLANDS – Saturday was a day of giving and grateful receiving for scores of volunteers and borough residents and business owners as they continue the arduous task of rebuilding their lives and community.Highlands was abuzz on Saturday morning, April 27, as hundreds of volunteers arrived; some were part of Comcast’s Day of Community participation and others were from a variety of corporate entities and organizations. They came to spend much of the day assisting with the borough’s ongoing cleanup and recovery from Super Storm Sandy, which slammed the area six months ago.“I think this is the final phase of the beginning to get Highlands back better than ever,” Mayor Frank L. Nolan said.About 1,250 of approximately 1,500 residences in the borough’s lower area were damaged – 1,064 substantially – by Sandy. Many businesses in that area also were damaged, Nolan said.Bronwyn Link and her son Jacob in front of their Central Avenue home.The mayor’s own home was destroyed and he and his family joined many borough residents who spent time at the disaster shelter at Henry Hudson Regional High School.Months later “we have a lot of folks that are getting back in their home,” Nolan said.He also expects nearly 80 percent of businesses to be reopened by the Memorial Day weekend.Before that happens, there is plenty of work to be done.Lucille Lane, who lived on John Street for four years until the storm, hasn’t been able to move back while the home’s owner continues its restoration.“I thought I would be in by now,” Lane said. It’s “still up in the air” as to when she can return home.The small, modest residence was flooded with 6 feet of water that came rushing through during the storm surge, she said.Last Saturday, a troop of volunteers, ranging from the very young to middle-age, were hauling out debris and trash from the property’s garage, where the force of the water had smashed the windows.Kristen Hulanick, a High­lands resident who survived Sandy unscathed, was helping out.“It’s by doing some of these little things,” Hulanick said while cleaning and hauling debris, “hopefully, it’ll start putting the pieces back together.”Atlantic Highlands resident Dan Curtain agreed.“Obviously, this community is not going to recover without people giving it a little bit of help,” Curtain said.In addition to helping Lane, Curtain, his wife Tricia and other volunteers also offered to help Lynn Weber, an Atlantic Highlands woman who was working on a small bungalow that she and her ailing husband usually rent out for the summer season to supplement their income.The structure looked severely damaged.“When this first happened I thought everything was over,” Weber said. “I thought the only thing left was to sell the property. We thought there was no hope.”But as she looked at all the people filling plastic trash bags, lifting and disposing of some of the trash that was strewn around, Weber said, “Now, with these people’s help we’re hoping we can save it and save the Jersey Shore.“Just getting it cleaned up is of tremendous help,” Weber said.“Little by little, there is a difference,” said Alissa Algarin of Highlands who was helping clean up the area.Over on Central Avenue, Bronwyn Link’s home that she shares with her 17-year-old son, Jacob was flooded and damaged to the point that they haven’t been able to live there. They have been living in a small cottage, owned by a fellow First Aid Squad member, after spending 12 days last fall in the shelter.A worker from Love INC delivers a new mattress to a Highlands resident.Link said she’s begun work rehabilitating the home with the help of volunteers who have stripped the floors and walls, and others from Habitat for Humanity who put up sheetrock. A group of volunteers, some of them employees of the Sherwin-Williams paint company, spent Saturday painting the interior of Link’s home.“It’s overwhelming, it’s so wonderful,” she said as she looked at the work being done and with the knowledge that she would be getting a new queen-sized bed from Love INC, a religious- based charitable organization. “It would take me a year or longer,” to do the work herself.Mary Jane Suruda of Highlands paints the hallway at a Highlands home while Scott Benson, a volunteer from Sherwin-Williams, checks out her work.When asked why she was spending her day working on someone else’s home, Highlands resident Mary Jane Suruda said, “If I tell you, I’ll start crying.” With a minimum of tears, she explained that the borough is her community and she felt a need to participate.“Everything looks better than it did,” said Suruda as she looked around the neighborhood. “But it’s still a sad time.”George Przybylski, who came from Broomall, Pa., is a Sherwin-Williams employee, and said he’s seen “people who’ve lost quite a bit … To give a few hours, that’s nothing.”Sherwin-Williams provided about 30 volunteers and 250 gallons of paint. “We can add a little color and brightness,” to homes and businesses, said Mark Sposito, a company vice president.Comcast also had a large number of volunteers offer their services and the company donated $25,000 to the High­lands Business Partner­ship for its Hope for High­lands charitable organization to assist residents and businesses.“We know there is a longstanding need here,” said Kim Smith, Comcast’s director of community investment.“I think we’re progressing pretty well compared to other communities. I think we’ll get there,” Councilwoman Rebecca Kane said, “but we have to realize it’s going to take time.”Members of the New Jersey State Fireman’s Benevolent Association work on the Veterans Park boardwalk.As volunteers worked on homes and businesses, members of the members of New Jersey State Fireman’s Bene­vo­lent Association were at Vet­erans Park working to construct one of the 26 playgrounds to be built in the New Jersey-New York-Conn­ecticut region to honor the 26 victims of the Newtown, Conn., shooting. In addition to the project, called Where Angels Play, associ­ation members tore up the borough’s destroyed board­­walk along the park’s waterfront to make way for a new one.last_img read more

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Wildcats play host to second stop on cross country running tour

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily Sports Mount Sentinel High School in South Slocan is the next stop on the West Kootenay High School Cross Country schedule.The race, set for Wednesday at 4 p.m., is expected to draw competitors from throughout the West Kootenay region, including teams from Salmo, L.V. Rogers in Nelson, Kaslo’s J.V. Humphries and the host Wildcats.The season opened last week in Kaslo. Following Wednesday’s race, the tour shifts to LVR next week and New Denver October 13th.The West Kootenay Championships are slated for Salmo October 20th with the Kootenay Finals set for the Busk Cross Country Ski Trails near Apex.The top runners from the Kootenay Championships qualify for the B.C. High School Cross Country Championships November 6th at Oak Bay Secondary in Victoria. sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

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Nelson plays host to West Kootenay Regional Championships

first_imgFreeskate is divided into a number of categories with skates ranging in ages from eight to 15 years.Nelson skaters, Angelica Ross and Tao Measure will see their first action of the weekend in their respective Star 3A Girls and Star 3B Boys categories.The eveningwraps with the Introductory Pairs Exhibition, a category that allows skaters to perform lifts, jumps and throw jumps.Local Skaters Aurora Pankoo-Dool, Tia Berrens, Lila Mckecknie, Helena Keating, Mallory Pinske, Leo Measures, Tao Measures, Shaen Panko-Dool, Breanna Tomlin and Isabella Kroker Kimber all see action throughout the day on Saturday in the Freeskate and Elements Categories.NFSC member Christina Champlin, 15, who competes at the competitive level, will perform her Pre-Novice short program Saturday afternoon and her Pre- Novice long program Sunday morning.For Champlin the season is just beginning and a strong performance at the Regionals will help her qualify to skate at the Sectional competition in November.Sunday features The Interpretive Category always an audience favourite as it allows skaters to showcase the performance aspect of the sport.Skaters choose any music they wish and develop choreography without having to worry about required elements.Think of Kurt Browning skating to Singing in the Rain. Nelson’s Courtney Shrieves and Breanna Tomlin will represent the home club in the Pre-Introductory Interpretive and Introductory Interpretive categories respectively.More than a competition, Regionals is an event. The host club changes every year giving a chance to welcome the region to their community. There are gift baskets to win medal presentations to take in and no shortage of great skating costumes.Action begins Friday at 6 p.m. and continues through Sunday afternoon with the final medal presentations at 1 p.m..For full details visit nelsonfigureskatingclub.com Charly Defouw has been has been pushing herself since September.Extra lessons with Nelson Figure Skating Club coaching staff, working on choreography and timing, focusing on improving jumps. For the 12-year old veteran of the Nelson Figure Skating Club, competition season is the time when the long hours of training and repetition culminate in a two-minute performance.It’s the thing skaters love and fear the most.This year Defouw and her teammates have the advantage of skating before a home crowd as the NFSC hosts the West Kootenay Regional Competition this weekend February 1-3 at the NDCC Arena.It’s the biggest showcase of figure skating to hit Nelson in years, and there will lots to take in and a number of local skaters participating.Drawing on a catchment of skaters from Rossland to Fernie, the competition offers a full slate of categories from Elements to Pairs to Interpretive.Action begins Friday afternoon with the Junior Silver and Gold Solo Dance event where skaters perform two set dances to music.Defouw, who broke her thumb earlier in the month and has just recently returned to skating, will see action in the Junior Silver Dance event.The Freeskate events run Friday as well, in which skaters have required elements they must incorporate into their choreography. last_img read more

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Mount Sentinel Wildcats edge Cougars in OT thriller

first_imgVictoria Peebles and Leanne Kabatoff each scored baskets in overtime to power the Mount Sentinel Wildcats to a thrilling 46-40 victory over rival Nakusp Cougars in the final of the Cats Senior Girl’s High School Tournament this past weekend in the South Slocan.Peebles snapped a 38-38 tie with the first basket of the extra period to power the host Wildcats to the Championship win.Kabatoff had a chance to win the game in regulation time, with two chances from the charity stripe with time expired.last_img

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PROSPECT PARK IMPRESSIVE WINNER OF $58,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE; DESORMEAUX, SISE TEAM FOR 5 ¼ LENGTH WIN AS SON OF TAPIT GETS ONE MILE IN 1:35.67

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 30, 2015)–Restrained early and full of run around the far turn, Prospect Park went on to an ultra impressive score in Friday’s $58,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita, as the 3-year-old colt by top stallion Tapit drew off to win by 5 ¼ lengths under Kent Desormeaux while covering a flat mile in 1:35.67.Owned and bred in Kentucky by Pam and Martin Wygod, the Clifford Sise, Jr. trainee shortened up off a maiden win going 1 1/16 miles on Dec. 27 and thus stamped himself as a potential candidate to the $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 4 with one of the most impressive 3-year-old performances of the young meeting.“We want to stretch him back out of course, today was more about conditions,” said Sise. “We wanted to school him, take him back a little bit and it worked out. Now we’ll be looking at different races throughout the country for him and we’ll try to get some Kentucky Derby (qualifying) points…If that goes well, then who knows?”The 7-2 second choice in a field of five sophomores, paid $9.80, $5.00 and $5.00. Out of the Bertrando mare Quiet Romance, Prospect Park registered his second win from five starts and bagged $34,800 for the win, increasing his earnings to $86,570.A close fourth and bottled inside coming to the quarter pole, Desormeaux found a seam three off the rail leaving the three sixteenths pole, and the race was for all intents and purposes, over.“It seemed like it was over in forty feet and he came home so fast,” said Desormeaux.Early pacesetter St. Joe Bay, who was ridden by Elvis Trujillo, finished second, one length in front of longshot Rockinatten. Off at 9-2, Rockinatten paid $5.00 and $4.40.Ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, Rockinatten finished third, a half length in front of odds-on favorite The Gomper and paid $7.00 to show.Off at 1-2, The Gomper stalked the field to the far turn and appeared full of run under Joe Talamo, but flattened out through the drive.Fractions on the race were 23.47, 46.76, 1:10.87 and 1:23.28.First post time on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more

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PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $68,569 INTO THURSDAY AT SANTA ANITA; TOTAL PICK SIX POOL SHOULD APPROACH $500,000

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (June 12, 2016)–There is a Pick Six carryover of $68,569 into Thursday at Santa Anita. With an eight-race card on tap, Thursday’s Pick Six will commence with race three, with approximate post time for the third race at 2:30 p.m. PDT.With three days off leading into the new race week, it’s expected Thursday’s total Pick Six pool should approach $500,000.First post time on Thursday is at 1:30 p.m. For entries, scratches, late changes and morning line information, fans are encouraged to visit http://www.santaanita.com/horse-racing/live-racing/.last_img

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