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BRIEFLY: Senate candidate to visit Friday
U.S. Senate candidate Monica Wehby will describe her vision for Oregon during an appearance from 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Friday at Joe Beans Coffee.
Visit recreation sites free on King holiday
The public may visit many federal recreation day-use sites on the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday Jan. 20 without paying a fee.
The fee waiver is the first of four such days and two weekends offered by the Pacific Northwest Region of the U.S. Forest Service during 2014.
The fee-free day honors the legacy of the civil rights leader and his work.
The administrative fee waiver of recreation-use fees applies to federal recreation lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service.
It does not apply to SnoParks, although they might be located on national public lands. The SnoPark permit program is sponsored by the states of Oregon and Washington. Those using SnoParks that day must have SnoPark permits.
Visitors to national forests will not pay fees on the following dates in 2014: Presidents’ Day Weekend, Feb. 15-17; National Trails Day, June 7; National Get Outdoors Day, June 14; National Public Lands Day, Sept. 27, and Veterans Day weekend, Nov. 8-11.
Northeast Oregon Rental Owners meet
The Northeast Oregon Rental Owners will meet at noon Thursday at Ten Depot Street.
Union County Chess Club meets Mondays
The Union County Chess Club meets from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Monday at the Sub Shop, 111 Depot St. For more information, call Michael at 541-786-1133.
Annual Wildland Fire Refresher set
Eastern Oregon Training Group of Baker City has announced the dates for the annual Wildland Fire Refresher, RT-130.
The Feb. 7 class will be held at Cook Memorial Library, 2006 Fourth St. The Feb. 8 class will be in Baker City at the 5-J Building, 2090 Fourth St. Classes start at 8 a.m. The cost is $80.
Certification will be from the National Firefighter’s Training and Carding Association, and membership is included with class registration.
This is a required class for firefighters and most federal contractors planning on working for any state or federal agency during the upcoming fire season.