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Night Guardrail Repair Slated for Olympia

first_imgFacebook20Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington State Department of TransportationOvernight drivers who use the southbound US 101 on-ramp to northbound Interstate 5 in Olympia are advised to plan extra time to their trips during night hours of Tuesday, December 18.Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews will close the ramp from 11:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 19 to repair damaged guardrail.Drivers during the closure will detour via southbound I-5 and Trosper Road Southwest.Real-time traffic information is available on the WSDOT app. Advanced notification is available on the Thurston County Construction and Traffic Update web page.Featured photo credit: Chris Hamiltonlast_img read more

Where to Find Christmas Lights in Lacey

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Around this time of the season, people and businesses bring out their best and brightest light displays to ring in the holidays and new year. Some do it for the joy of it, others for charity, and a rare few for sport. If you are looking for some holiday cheer, check out these Christmas lights in Lacey.The Narada Court neighborhood has a wonderful display of lights to view. Photo courtesy: Stan GuyerNarada Court SE, LaceyThis neighborhood has over 30,000 lights on several houses for you to drive by and take a look at. Drive Ruddell Road to 54th Avenue SE. Take a right on 54th and then an immediate right onto Narada Court SE.The FarmOff Yelm Highway, West of Henderson Boulevard, LaceyThe Farm is located on Yelm Highway and is a neighborhood Christmas light display that’s perfect for those wanting to stay in their car, but still see the sights. Tune to the holiday music station and bring along some hot chocolate or coffee for a pefect evening. The Farm paints a picturesque picture of a holiday light show in the heart of Thurston County.Lacey’s Huntamer Park is the perfect setting for a holiday stroll. Photo courtesy: Aigner WilsonThomas W. Huntamer Park618 Woodland Square Loop SE, LaceyHuntamer Park is a public park in Lacey that decorates its trees and benches each year during the winter holidays. Its location makes for the perfect walking light show. Or, sit and view them for a break from running errands during the holidays. With the beautiful sights and amenities of downtown Lacey, the lights of Huntamer Park are a great attraction when entertaining this Christmas season in Thurston County.4609 Stikes Drive SE, LaceyThis neighborhood has some great drive-by Christmas Lights in Lacey. They are on around 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. according to Lora Kohn,a ThurstonTalk reader, who says “there are other great houses in the same neighborhood that make it worth going by. The one at 4609 has music also.”last_img read more

Saints take Game one, can capture BCIHL title Saturday at NDCC

first_imgThe Selkirk Saints are a win away from completing an amazing turnaround season after edging Simon Fraser 2-0 in Game one of the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League Championship series Friday at the NDCC Arena.Selkirk, going from worst to first in one season, can capture the BCIHL title Saturday in Nelson.Puck drop is 7:30 p.m.The Saints were led to the victory by netminder Alex Sirard who stopped 23 shots to register the shutout. However, at the other end of the ice, Selkirk had trouble beating SFU counterpart Graeme Gordon kept the game scoreless until late in the second period when blueliner Justin Sotkowy scored with a wrist shot through traffic on a Saints man-advantage.And after waiting nearly 40 minutes to open the scoring, the hosts struck again on the power-play just over a minute later when Mason Spear banked a puck off of Gordon from behind the goal line to double the Selkirk lead.”SFU has a highly-skilled team and we were able to hold them off the board tonight with a very good defensive effort, especially from Alex (Sirard),” said Saints head coach Jeff Dubois.”He made a number of big saves, especially in the latter part of the second period before we finally got a couple past Gordon. The work ethic was great from top to bottom but we’re going to need an even better performance in order to finish things off.”The Saints held SFU to just four shots on goal in the third period and were foiled by Gordon on a number of opportunities to build their advantage. TSelkirk out shot SFU 29-23. A third and deciding game, if necessary, would take place back at the Castlegar Complex on Sunday at 6 p.m.last_img read more

Waiting list for Kootenay Lake B.C. Family Day Fishing Derby

first_img“After conducting a quick survey we estimate that the average out of town anglers will spend $400 on accommodation, gas, food, supplies, boat rentals, fishing charters, fishing equipment and so on,” Di Pietro explains.”As of today we have a waiting list of over 150 people wanting to participate in the 2013 derby and more are calling every day.Di Pietro said there are more than $30,000 in prizes with $15,000 of it cash. Prizes will be awarded at 1:30 p.m. on Monday February 10 at Duck and Dock in Balfour BC.Those include $10,000 Cash for the Longest Rainbow Trout; $1,000 for second,$500 for third and $2,000 cash for the longest Dolly Varden, $1,000 for second, and $500.00 for third. The event is so popular, the 2014 derby is already sold out.So for those lucky fishermen, dig out the best hook for the second annual Kootenay Lake B.C. Family Day Fishing Derby, February 8-10.”The 2012 Fishing derby was a huge success,” said organizer Robert Di Pietro.”(The event) was also completely sold out and we had fantastic weather on the lake that weekend.  During the (first) derby we opened our 2013 online derby pre-registration and within a few days we received over 500 pre-registrations, effectively selling out the 2014 derby.” Di Pietro said more than 350 of these participants are coming from out of town or country, which is great for the local economy. There are many other prizes including an outboard motor, all-inclusive fishing trips to the West coast and Northern Saskatchewan, and multiple draws during the weekend for $100 vouchers from local businesses helping them to promote their business. Di Pietro said anyone can win this derby.You don’t have to be a pro angler,” he said.”Last year the $5,000.00 first place rainbow trout winner, Mr. Higgins of Vernon, told us that he had never caught a fish and Bill Miller from Twin Bay was first place Dolly.”All people have to do is to pre-register there is no cost to do so – pre-registration for 2015 will be open the weekend of the 2014 derby.last_img read more

McLean’s OT marker eliminates Leafs from playoffs in wild KIJHL post-season contest

first_imgDarnel St. Pierre and Michael Crawford, with a power play goal, scored for the Leafs in the first period.Then the series looked to be over as Beaver Valley struck for three straight goals in the third to take a 3-2 advantage late in the game.Devin Nemes, Tyler Hartman and McLean, less that two minutes after Hartman tied the game, scored for the home side.However, double-KIJHL award winner Robson Cramer tied the game in the final minute of regulation time to send the contest into overtime for the second time in the series. Cramer’s goal came two seconds after Mitch Foyle returned to the ice after serving a cross-checking penalty.Beaver Valley out shot the Leafs by a 52-39 advantage, including a 12-5 margin in the wild third period when the home side pushed to get back into the game.Hawks’ netminder Carsen Schamerhorn won for the third time in the series, outdueling Jason Mailhoit in the Nelson nets.McLean was named the game star for Beaver Valley while Dylan Williamson earned the honour for Nelson, eliminated from the playoffs for the third consecutive year by Beaver Valley.PLAYOFF NOTES: Michael Crawford, Rayce Miller and Robson Cramer each finished the game with two points for Nelson. Spencer McLean and Mitch Foyle finished the game with two points for the Hawks. . . . Crawford finished the series as Nelson’s leading scorer with four goals and three assists for seven points. . . . The game was the final junior game for a handful of Leaf players — forwards Matt MacDonald and Aaron Dunlap and defencemen Robson Cramer, Patrick Croome and Darnel St. Pierre. . . . Castlegar Rebels rebounded from a 6-0 pounding in Spokane to defeat the Braves 5-2 to take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven Murdoch playoff series Thursday in the Sunflower City. Brett Leidl, Yannis Soukas, Tyler Barrett, Aaron Petten and Dylan Ofner scored for the Rebels. Castlegar scored three unanswered goals in the third to secure the win. Game six is Friday in Spokane. Spencer McLean scored his second goal of the game in overtime to spark the Beaver Valley Nitehawks to a wild 4-3 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff victory over the Nelson Leafs Thursday night in Fruitvale.The win advances the Hawks to the Murdoch Division Final against the winner of the Spokane Braves/Castlegar Rebels series.Beaver Valley won the best-of-seven series 4-1.The series appeared to be heading back to the Heritage City for Game six after Nelson took a 2-0 lead into the third period.last_img read more

Karran nets hat-trick to power Leafs past Thunder Cats

first_imgLiam Plunkett got the home side on the scoresheet midway through the frame.However, Jack Karran restored the three-goal advantage before Ronnie Wilkie gave the Thunder Cats hope heading into the second-period intermission with a late goal in the frame.Karran, now with five goals this season, scored twice in a span of 16 seconds in the third to secure the victory for Nelson.Creston Valley outshot the Leafs 33-23 in the game.Quinn Yeager was solid in the Leafs net to register his first win of the season.Nelson leads Grand Forks Border Bruins by one point in Murdoch Division standings.The two teams hook up Friday in the Boundary City as Nelson concludes its three-game road trip.Grand Forks faces the Braves Sunday in Spokane.Saturday, September 30, Nelson returns home to host Creston in a Kootenay Conference rematch at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.LEAF NOTES: The three-goal game for Jack Karran, who finished with four points Saturday, moves the Grande Prairie native into a tie with Jackson Zimmermann as the top goal scorer on the Leafs — each with five goals. . . . Zimmerman has a four-game goal scoring and points streak, totalling seven points during the streak. . . .Sawyer Hunt leads Nelson in scoring with eight points. . . .. Revelstoke Grizzlies and Summerland Steam currently lead the KIJHL overall standings, each with 10 points. Nelson is second at nine with Kimberley, Grand Forks and Kelowna tied for fourth with eight points. Jack Karran scored a natural hat-trick to spark the Nelson Leafs to a 6-3 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Creston Valley Thunder Cats Saturday night in the East Kootenay City.Karran scored the final three goals of the game for the Heritage City squad to secure the Leafs win.Nelson, unbeaten in four games and first overall in the Murdoch Division, won for the second time in as many nights on the road.The Leafs opened the weekend with a 5-0 shutout of the Spokane Braves Friday in the Lilac City.Sawyer Hunt opened the scoring for the Leafs 11 seconds into the game.Ethan Land, on the power play and Jackson Zimmermann increased the margin to 3-0 with goals less than two minutes apart in the second frame.last_img read more

PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $166,118 INTO SUNDAY AT SANTA ANITA; TOTAL PICK SIX POOL EXPECTED TO APPROACH $750,000

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (March 12, 2016)–There is a Pick Six carryover into Sunday’s races at Santa Anita of $166,118, and it is expected Sunday’s total Pick Six pool should approach $750,000.Santa Anita will present a nine-race card on Sunday, with first post time at 12:30 p.m. PT. The Pick Six will begin with race four, which has an approximate post time of 2 p.m.Fans are encouraged to note that clocks will be advanced one hour with the onset of Daylight Saving Time, which begins at midnight tonight.last_img read more

ROBERT J. FRANKEL STAKES QUOTES – SATURDAY DECEMBER 31, 2016

first_img            NOTES: The winning owner is Bing Bush of Del Mar, CA who races as Abbondanza Racing, LLC.             RICHARD BALTAS, GOODYEARFORROSES, WINNER: “I’m very happy. So are the owners. As always, the owners are very, very happy. They get excited. They love to watch their horses run and they love this game.“She’s trained very forwardly and has worked well. When the race came off the turf, we thought ‘Well, it’s a small field. And, she kind of skips across the dirt in the mornings.’ I didn’t know if she was going to like it or not, but she’s a very sound horse, and I thought it was worth giving her a shot, especially with all the scratches.” TRAINER QUOTEScenter_img JOCKEY QUOTES COREY NAKATANI, GOODYEARFORROSES, WINNER: “Talking with Richard, and having worked her and knowing her, the plan was that whatever came easy to her, don’t take it away. It was an off track, so I just went out there and did my job. I just shook her up a little turning for home, and she kicked on.”“Coming back and being home is always close to your heart. It’s always home at here at Santa Anita Park and it’s definitely always nice to win here. I have to thank Richard and the owners for having faith in me.“I have a lot of faith in Richard and he’s a helluva horseman so I’m just grateful to be a part of his team and with owners like this, giving us these opportunities, the sky is the limit.”last_img read more

Southland Gives Back: Central Arkansas

first_imgThe trailer full of toys was unloaded at Toy Hill by members of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves. The mission of the nationwide USMCR Toys for Tots Program, which began in 1947, is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. “It was amazing how many toys our student-athletes collected for Toys for Tots,” Shock said. “There is nothing better than putting a smile on a child’s face at Christmas time, and we hope we were able to do that for many children this year. Toys for Tots is a great program that we were proud to partner with this holiday season.” Natalie Shock, UCA Associate Athletic Director and advisor for the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) was interviewed at Toy Hill by legendary Arkansas deejay Bob Robbins on The Wolf 105.1, highlighting the philanthropic efforts of UCA’s student-athletes. CONWAY, Ark. – More than 400 student-athletes from the University of Central Arkansas bought and collected toys during the month of November to donate to the Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program as part of the annual Southland Gives Back community service project. As part of the “Southland Gives Back” initiative, the Southland Conference will profile a community service outing from each of our 13 member institutions each weekday from Dec. 6 to 22. The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help needy children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable natural resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future. UCA’s football equipment truck delivered more than 2,000 individual toys to the annual U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots “Toy Hill Weekend” collection event on Dec. 3 in Little Rock. UCA’s athletes used their own money to purchase toys to deliver to Toy Hill. The collection of toys included numerous bicycles, over 80 stuffed animals, more than 30 basketballs, footballs and playground balls, fire trucks and dump trucks, puzzles, Barbie dolls, tennis racquets, scooters, Hot Wheels cars, Frisbees, Nerf guns, kitchen play sets and more.last_img read more

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2019

first_imgSHOEMAKER REMEMBERED ON MEMORIAL DAY 24% ITM% 9 (Current from April 12 through Saturday, May 18) 3 45% 11 JockeyMts 11 4 4 $335,118 1st 15% Flavien Prat56 6 14 Joseph Talamo66 23% 9 12 11 52% 53% 2 SHOEMAKER A RACE TO REMEMBER FOR McANALLYOn Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, America honors its patriotic veterans with a day of respectful remembrance.Santa Anita, in a lesser sense, shares in that grateful reflection with the running of the Shoemaker Mile, one of three Grade I events that day offering a total of $1.5 million in purses.The Shoemaker is named for the late, great racing veteran, Bill Shoemaker, who was and remains the gold standard among jockeys, 16 years after his death on Oct. 12, 2003.Fittingly, Ron McAnally will have a horse in that race, a six-year-old Argentine-bred named Le Ken that has outrun his odds in each of his six United States starts. It would be fitting, too, if McAnally, 86 and a member of the Hall of Fame since 1990, would win the Shoemaker, captured five times by the rider when the race was run as the Premier Handicap.After all, McAnally and Shoemaker started out together. They were here in 1948, when Santa Anita was in its infancy.“Shoe was one of the greatest I’ve seen,” McAnally said. “We grew up together. He was mucking stalls when I was mucking stalls. He was a classy guy and a helluva rider.”As for Le Ken, he was fourth in his U.S. debut at 80-1 in the Grade II City of Hope Mile; fourth at 19-1 in the restricted Lure Stakes; ninth after an eventful trip at 54-1 in the Grade II Seabiscuit; second in an overnight race at 21-1; third in the Grade III Thunder Road at 22-1; and fourth in the Grade III San Francisco Mile at 16-1.“He’s been right there in most of his races,” McAnally said. “He’s been training really well. I’m real happy with the way he looks and how he’s been doing. Hopefully, if he’s in a photo this time, it will be for the win.”Should he do so, it would add to McAnally’s career stakes victories at Santa Anita, currently at 113, good for fourth behind Charlie Whittingham, Bob Baffert and Bobby Frankel, and like McAnally, fellow Hall of Fame members all.Likely for the Shoemaker, a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge Race providing the winner with a fees-paid berth to the Breeders’ Cup Mile on Nov. 2: Blitzkrieg, Bowies Hero, Catapult, Delta Prince, Desert Stone, Le Ken, Ohio, River Boyne, Sharp Samurai and Synchrony.GIFT BOX MAKES PRESENCE FELT IN SMART GOLD CUP DRILLSanta Anita Handicap winner Gift Box is on course for the Grade I Gold Cup at Santa Anita on Memorial Day after working six furlongs Saturday in 1:13.60.“It was an excellent work on this track,” said John Sadler, who won two races yesterday to move into third place in the standings, six wins behind leader Doug O’Neill. “He galloped out a mile in 1:41. (Joel) Rosario is coming in to ride him and others for us that day.“Catapult (Shoemaker Mile) went a minute and change yesterday (1:02). He went very well also. Both the Gold Cup and Shoemaker are good, salty races.”Probable for the Gold Cup: Core Beliefs, Florent Geroux; Fight On, no rider; Gift Box, Joel Rosario; Lone Sailor, Flavien Prat; Mongolian Groom, no rider; and Vino Rosso, John Velazquez.VASILIKA COULD BREEZE TUESDAY FOR GAMELY STAKESWith rain currently in an erratic pattern, Jerry Hollendorfer scrapped plans to breeze Vasilika tomorrow for next Monday’s Grade I Gamely Stakes, and likely will work her Tuesday.“We’ll be conservative and probably breeze her Tuesday,” the Hall of Fame trainer said of the five-year-old Skipshot mare, claimed for $40,000 on Feb. 11 last year and winner of 11 races since, eight of them stakes including the Rodeo Drive and the Matriarch, each a Grade I.“You get horses that will develop like that,” Hollendorfer said in addressing her dramatic success since the claim. “Not a lot, but some.”SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $605,038For the 18th consecutive racing day, Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot went unsolved, resulting in a carryover of $605,038 into Sunday at The Great Race Place.Saturday’s Rainbow Six attracted $234,874 in “new” money, contributing to a total pool of $786,136. Although there was no single ticket winner, there were 79 tickets with six winners, each worth $1,583.80.Approximate post time for today’s fourth race, beginning the Rainbow Six, is 2:31 p.m.SCOTT STEVENS TO RECEIVE WOOLF AWARD FOLLOWING SIXTH RACEIn what will surely be an intensely emotional moment, veteran jockey Scott Stevens will be presented with the 2019 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award in a Winner’s Circle ceremony following today’s sixth race at Santa Anita.A winner of more than 4,800 races in a career that has spanned 43 years, Stevens will be joined by family, friends and colleagues, including the 1996 Woolf Award winner, retired Hall of Famer Gary Stevens, as the pair thus become the first brotherly tandem to win the prestigious award in its 70-year history.The winner via a vote of jockeys nationwide, Stevens placed first among a list of five finalists that included Joe Bravo, Kerwin Clark, John Davila, Jr. and Julien Leparoux.“I know I was there when Gary won, but honestly, it’s been so long ago, I don’t remember,” said Stevens. “This award is so special and I was honored just to be nominated. When you think about all the great riders and the great people that have won it and to be selected by a vote of your peers . . . It’s really more than I can describe.”Born Oct. 6, 1960 in Caldwell, Idaho, Stevens is the son of a former trainer, Ron, and rodeo queen, Barbara. Steeped in the ways of the horse-world from infancy, Stevens, who has more than 32,400 career mounts, broke his maiden on May 30, 1976 at Les Bois Park in Boise, at the age of 15.A member of both the Idaho and Canterbury Park (MN) Halls of Fame, Stevens has been a helpful, guiding influence to scores of young jockeys for decades.A nine-time leading rider at Turf Paradise, Stevens, who resides in Phoenix with his longtime partner Pam Isles, has two grown children, a daughter Jessica and a son, Jake, as well as five grandchildren, four of whom will join him today.Named for the legendary Hall of Fame jockey George Woolf, who died at age 35 following a spill on Santa Anita’s Club House turn on Jan. 3, 1946, the Woolf Award can only be won once, and it is intended to recognize riders whose careers and personal character earn esteem for the individual and the sport of Thoroughbred horse racing.LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:Gift Box works 6 furlongs. (Sadler) 5-18-19Paradise Woods works 5 furlongs. (Shierriffs) 5-18-19Mark Casse talks  War of Will following his Preakness Stakes victory.XBTV Sunday:  What to watch for at Santa Anita Park on May 19th, 2019.Weekend Watch: Highlighting  weekend action at Santa Anita Park Starting May 18th, 2019Cistron works 6 furlongs. (Sadler) 5-17-19Pricing works 5 furlongs. (Proctor) 5-17-19Juggles works 4 furlongs. (O’ Neill) 5-17-19Ashleyluvssugar works 5 furlongs. (Eurton) 5-17-19Friday’s at Shady works 4 furlongs. (Bonde) 5-17-19FINISH LINES: Mario Gutierrez is locked in at Golden Gate today riding 2-1 morning line favorite Kingly for Bob Baffert in the $75,000 Alcatraz Stakes . . . A first name trifecta worth $64.90 resulted in Saturday’s seventh race when Don’t Blame Judy, Eddie Surprise and Peter’s Kitten ran one-two-three . . . Santa Anita is dark for live racing Monday through Thursday. Live action resumes 1 p.m. Friday, May 24 and continues through May 27. Simulcast racing is offered Wednesday and Thursday with free General Admission and free parking. Admission gates open at 10 a.m. Tiago Pereira74 8 63% 7 $547,585 $469,799 66% 31% 12 1 3rd Richard Baltas37 8 45% 41% 12 Ruben Fuentes72 Money Won $657,902 15 17% GIFT BOX REUNITES WITH ROSARIO IN GOLD CUP Win% 34% 6 11 $645,007 7 4 10 1st 30% $528,375 Philip D’Amato41 28% 9 Rafael Bejarano67 Victor Espinoza31 39% 2 $702,086 49% SANTA ANITA STATISTICS 10 32% 3rd 2nd 12 13 2 VASILIKA COULD WORK TUESDAY FOR GAMELY Doug O’Neill49 TrainerMts 16% $605,038 AT END OF TODAY’S PICK 6 ‘RAINBOW’ 17% Money Won 15 $636,079 63% ITM% 3 John Sadler32 59% $606,799 $415,280 18% 2nd SCOTT STEVENS GETS  WOOLF AWARD TODAY Edwin Maldonado41 10 43% Kent Desormeaux32 12 8 18% 9 7 Win% $364,757 12 7 $542,798 56% Mark Glatt42 $411,465last_img read more