Here is a link to an interesting article in which Bill Bishop (Daily Yonder) discusses a much cited article of the Washington Post. In this article, the Post’s Ezra Klein said the federal government subsidizes rural life. He was wrong.But Klein isn’t alone in making this assumption. Read the story.
A few volunteers have recently put in many hours of work to clean up City of Cascade land between Water’s Edge and Leisure Time. Over 2 years ago the Friends of the Cascade Whitewater Park went to the City Council and got authorization to improve the access road, clean up the area and work the sand piles into a parking area to access the river. Now, of course, there is even more reason to have this access with the development of ‘The Strand’.
Those of us working on The Strand and this project got tired of calling the area “the land between Water’s Edge RV Park and Leisure Time RV Park”, so we gave it the obvious, and tentative name ‘Gossi Park’. We think it’s appropriate, and hope it sticks. The road into the parking area was smoothed and rocked with heavy gravel 2 years ago by the Whitewater Park. Some initial clean up was done at that time & more done last spring. This spring the final effort cleaned up all the rocks, stumps, rocks, metal, rocks, logs, and more rocks and trash along with spreading the sand into a parking area and opening a trail to the river and ‘The Strand’. The Gossi gate is to be moved soon, so the public will have access to the parking area and The Strand. Plans are in the works to put up a small kiosk with a map of The Strand and other recreation information.
With the ‘Gossi Park’ improvements, hikers, bikers, boaters and tubers will have good access to the north end of the bridge to bridge run. Our hope is that locals and tourists alike will enjoy this new access to recreation along the Payette River in Cascade.
Dan Davis updated his April 7 presentation with four new slides, reflecting the wild thoughts during the last meeting. Click this link to see the updates and have your comments and ideas ready for our next connectivity meeting on May 25 at 6 pm at the Extension office.
Please let me know if this Friday, May 13th would work for our next meeting date. If not, how about Saturday?
Luke Erickson and Lyle Hansen are extension educators that put out this great newsletter on personal finance. If you ever wondered how to stop telemarketing phone calls and ever-coming credit card offers, check out their latest newsletter. Also in this issue: Stop Identity Theft and more.