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Heritage Commission to meet Sept. 8 in Redmond - 08/28/14
The Oregon Heritage Commission will meet at 10 a.m. Sept. 8 at the Redmond Public Library, 827 SW Deschutes Ave., Redmond. Agenda items include issues related to Oregon heritage sites, organizations and activities, including the recommendation of an Oregon Heritage Tradition.

The Heritage Commission is comprised of nine people representing Oregon's heritage and geographical diversity who have been appointed by the Governor. There are nine advisory representatives from state agencies and statewide organizations. The mission of the Oregon Heritage Commission is to secure, sustain, and enhance Oregon's heritage by ensuring coordination of heritage initiatives by public and private organizations; advocacy on its behalf; education of the public about its extent and value; and promotion and celebration of its diversity.

The meeting will be preceded at 9 a.m. by a Commission work session on proposed bylaws.

More information about the Heritage Commission and the meeting is available at www.oregonheritage.org or by contacting Commission coordinator Kyle Jansson at 503-986-0673.

The meetings are accessible to people with disabilities. Special accommodations may be arranged up to 72 hours in advance by call 503-986-0655.
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Oregon State Fair Council will meet in Salem September 4, 2014 - 08/27/14
News Release // Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. // FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE // August 27, 2014

Media Contact: MG Devereux, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department // Desk: 503-986-0735

Salem OR - The Oregon State Fair Council will meet in closed executive session at the Oregon State Fairgrounds and Exposition Center in Salem on September 4, 2014 starting at 10 a.m.

The executive session is not open to the public and is being held pursuant to Oregon Revised Statute 192.660 (2) (a) to consider the employment of the council's chief executive officer. Standards and criteria for hiring the executive officer were discussed and adopted in public meetings on June 19 and July 3, 2014.

The council is charged with creating a new, sustainable business model for the Oregon State Fair and Exposition Center, and Council members have the authority to execute a business strategy.

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Community Meeting to Discuss a Study of the Chetco River and Its Possible Inclusion into the State Scenic Waterways Program - 08/27/14
The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is asking community members to participate in an important project to study a section of the Chetco River for possible inclusion into the State Scenic Waterways Program. Based on recent direction from Governor Kitzhaber, OPRD will study at least three waterways every two years to see if they could be added to the scenic waterway system. Information about the scenic waterways study process online at: http://tinyurl.com/scenicwaterwaysreview

OPRD's role is to develop a report that explains whether this waterway would make a good addition to the system. During this process, OPRD will objectively evaluate the waterway's eligibility based on criteria, host a discussion among community members, and evaluate public support. Findings will be included in a report that will go to the Governor's Office by the end of the year.

A community meeting will be held on September 11, 7-9 p.m. at the Brookings Library at 405 Alder Street. At this meeting, OPRD will review how the river fits the scenic waterway criteria, share identified issues and concerns, answer questions, and ask attendees to share their views on the river. If community members are unable to attend this meeting, an online survey will be available until October 15 by accessing the webpage listed above. Comments may also be provided by sending an email to scenic.waterways@oregon.gov.

For more information about the meeting, contact Steve Kay, Recreation Grants and Community Programs Manager, at (503) 986-0705, steve.kay@oregon.gov.
Community Meeting to Discuss a Study of the Molalla River and Its Possible Inclusion into the State Scenic Waterways Program - 08/27/14
The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is asking community members to participate in an important project to study a section of the Molalla River for possible inclusion into the State Scenic Waterways Program. Based on recent direction from Governor Kitzhaber, OPRD will study at least three waterways every two years to see if they could be added to the scenic waterway system. Information about the scenic waterways study process online at:
http://tinyurl.com/scenicwaterwaysreview

OPRD's role is to develop a report that explains whether this waterway would make a good addition to the system. During this process, OPRD will objectively evaluate the waterway's eligibility based on criteria, host a discussion among community members, and evaluate public support. Findings will be included in a report that will go to the Governor's Office by the end of the year.

A community meeting will be held on September 15, 7-9 p.m. at the Molalla Library at 201 E 5th Street. At this meeting, OPRD will review how the river fits the scenic waterway criteria, share identified issues and concerns, answer questions, and ask attendees to share their views on the river. If community members are unable to attend this meeting, an online survey will be available until October 15 by accessing the web page listed above. Comments may also be provided by sending an e-mail to scenic.waterways@oregon.gov.

For more information about the meeting, contact Steve Kay, Recreation Grants and Community Programs Manager, at (503) 986-0705, steve.kay@oregon.gov.
The Woodlark Building
The Woodlark Building
Woodlark Building listed in the National Register of Historic Places (Photo) - 08/25/14
The Woodlark Building was constructed in 1911-12 in downtown Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon. The nine-story building is sited within the Portland Park Blocks. It is a unique building. Although it has the appearance of an office building, it was originally constructed as a retail and wholesale pharmacy operation for the Woodard, Clarke & Company and Clarke-Woodward Drug Company. The firms were among the most successful pharmaceutical companies in the Pacific Northwest from the late 19th through the early 20th century.

The building was designed by the prominent Portland architecture firm of Doyle, Patterson and Beach in the Commercial style, with an elaborate cornice, prominent entry, and terra cotta detailing. The building's original wood windows remain above the storefront retail and mezzanine levels, which have been remodeled over time.

The structure was part of the major building boom that followed the Lewis & Clark Exposition, held in Portland in 1905, which led to the expansion of the city to the west. The retail and wholesale drug companies were sold in 1924 and the upper floors of the building converted to office space. It has continued in retail and office uses since that time.

Oregon's State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation recommended the building's nomination in their June 2914 meeting. It is one of nearly 600 historic properties in Portland that are individually listed in the National Register, which is maintained by the National Park Service under the authority of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.

More information about the National Register and recent Oregon lists is online at www.oregonheritage.org (click on "National Register" at left of page).
Reminder: OPRD Public Meetings on Proposed Smoking Restrictions - 08/19/14
Persons wishing to comment on proposed rules that would restrict smoking of tobacco products on the ocean shore recreation area will have a chance to make comments in person at four public hearings scheduled from August 20th to August 28th. In addition to comments made at public hearings, written comments will be accepted through regular mail (OPRD Beach Smoking, 725 Summer St NE, Suite C, Salem OR 97301) or by e-mail (oprd.publiccomment@oregon.gov). All hearings begin at 7 p.m. at the locations listed below.

* 8/20/2014 - Seaside Public Library, 1131 Broadway, Seaside OR
* 8/21/2014 - Central Lincoln PUD, 2129 N Coast Highway, Newport OR
* 8/26/2014 - Coos Bay Public Library, 525 Anderson Ave, Coos Bay OR
* 8/28/2014 - North Mall Office Building, 725 Summer Street NE, Salem OR
State Historic Cemteries Commission seeks new members - 08/12/14
The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries is seeking volunteers to fill two open positions.

The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries is comprised of seven citizens and is empowered by the legislature to develop and maintain a listing of all pioneer and historic cemeteries in Oregon; to make recommendations for funding, obtain grants funding, seek legislative appropriations for historic cemeteries, and to assist in the coordination of restoration, renovation and maintenance of historic cemeteries statewide.

The group meets four times per year in changing locations around the state. There may be an occasional additional meeting for extra projects, programs and grant selection. Commissioners are also asked to provide informal meetings in their regions and work on other projects outside of meeting time.

The commission is particularly seeking representatives from the northeast part of the state and the Portland area, but all are encouraged to apply. Please apply before Sept. 15.

More information about the Historic Cemeteries program is available online at www.oregonheritage.org . Please send a letter of interest and resume to commission coordinator Kuri Gill at Kuri.Gill@oregon.gov. Please include your reasons for wanting to serve on the commission, any skills or knowledge you will bring to their work, and ideas or goals you have for your participation. If you have further questions email Gill or call her at 503-986-0685.

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Historic Cemetery 101 workshop scheduled August 27 in Florence - 08/07/14
Historic Cemetery 101 workshop scheduled August 27 in Florence

The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries will offer a Historic Cemetery 101 workshop Aug 27 in Florence. The event is free and open to the public.

The workshop will be at the Siuslaw Public Library at 1460 9th St from 10 a.m.to 1 p.m. This workshop FREE workshop will touch on the basics for historic cemetery care. Learn historic marker and feature treatment, documentation tips, legal information, organizational ideas, general burial location methods, and some operational information.

State law established the seven-member commission to maintain a listing of all historic cemeteries and gravesites in Oregon; promote public education on the significance of historic cemeteries; and help obtain financial and technical assistance for restoring, improving and maintaining their appearances. To learn about the workshop or to get more information on historic cemeteries visit www.oregonheritage.org or contact Kuri Gill at Kuri.Gill@oregon.gov or 503-986-0685.

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Oregon State Fair Council will meet by phone Aug. 7, 2014 - 08/05/14
The Oregon State Fair Council will convene a special meeting 10 a.m., August 7, 2014 by phone to address need for an unanticipated project prior to the state fair. The meeting has one agenda item: consider authorization for a paving project at the Oregon State Fairgrounds. The project is needed for safety reasons.

While the meeting is being conducted by phone, public space for listening to the meeting will be provided at the Jackman-Long Building at 2330 17th St Ne Salem, OR 97301.
Linkville Pioneer Cemetery
Linkville Pioneer Cemetery
Linkville Pioneer Cemetery listed in the National Register of Historic Places (Photo) - 07/31/14
The Linkville Pioneer Cemetery was established at this location in 1885, after having been moved from downtown in order to establish what was later called the Ankeny Canal. The cemetery as it currently appears is a result of a 1931 renovation, when the citizens of Klamath Falls sought to improve the cemetery's appearance. The formal stone entries, wire fencing, and most of the trees seen at the cemetery today are part of this 1931 design. The history embodied in the markers in the cemetery include the range wars of the late 1800s and early 1900s in the Klamath Falls area; the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II at the Tule Lake Segregation Center, commemorated by several graves; and three graves of the victims of a Japanese balloon bomb, also associated with World War II. Today the cemetery still maintains its panoramic views of the city, despite the residential development that surrounds it.

Oregon's State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation recommended the site's nomination in their February 2014 meeting. It is one of twenty-two historic properties in Klamath Falls that are now listed in the National Register, which is maintained by the National Park Service under the authority of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. It is one of about 30 cemeteries in Oregon that are listed in the National Register.

More information about the National Register and recent Oregon lists is online at www.oregonheritage.org (click on "National Register" at left of page).
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99W Drive-In Theatre listed in the National Register of Historic Places (Photo) - 07/31/14
The 99W Drive-In Theatre was constructed in 1953 and opened July 31, 1953, showing "Sea Devils" with Rock Hudson and Yvonne DiCarlo and "Under the Sahara." It was constructed by Ted Francis and is now operated by a third-generation member of the Francis family, Brian Francis. The first drive-in theater was developed in New Jersey in 1933. After World War II the outdoor drive-in became increasingly popular, particularly for family entertainment, growing in numbers in Oregon from three in 1948 to 69 in 1959. In the 1970s the popularity of the drive-in declined with the rise of the multi-plex. To compete, the Francises built the Twin Cinemas on the grounds, which is still in operation today. Today, the 99W Drive-In is enjoying a resurgence in popularity. Its on-going operation is assured by the fact that it just won a new digital projector in the contest "Project Drive-In," one of ten in the country.

Oregon's State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation recommended the theater's nomination in their February 2014 meeting. It is one of eleven historic properties in Newberg that are now listed in the National Register, which is maintained by the National Park Service under the authority of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. It is one of three drive-in theaters remaining in the Oregon.

More information about the National Register and recent Oregon lists is online at www.oregonheritage.org (click on "National Register" at left of page).