California Fire Threatens 600 Buildings After Thousands Evacuated

first_img  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   US News A fast-moving wildfire driven by hot, dry and windy conditions threatened more than 600 homes and other buildings in Northern California early on Tuesday after forcing some 3,000 residents to evacuate.The Pawnee Fire, which broke out on Saturday near the Mendocino National Forest 70 miles (110 km) northwest of Sacramento, had destroyed 22 buildings and charred more than 10,500 acres (4,200 hectares) by late Monday night, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.California Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for Lake County, the location of the blaze, on Monday.The scores of firefighters who will seek to contain it on Tuesday face the prospect of temperatures of 95 degrees Fahrenheit (35 C), 15 mile-per-hour winds and 30 percent humidity, according to the National Weather Service.The fire was 5 percent contained on Monday evening, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said.The Pawnee is one of four major wildfires burning in California as temperatures rise across the state. None are reported to have caused injuries. To the east, the Lane fire in Tehama County had blackened 3,800 acres and threatened 200 buildings, fire officials said. It was 40 percent contained.The Shu Fire burning some 50 miles (80 km) east of Sacramento near the El Dorado National Forest, was threatening the community of Happy Valley, fire officials said, prompting evacuations and road closures. That blaze was 50 percent contained.The Stoll Fire, north of Chico, had burned 270 acres and destroyed multiple homes since breaking out on Saturday, according to CalFire, but was 60 percent contained on Monday.By Brendan O’Brien Share this article  QualityAuto 720p480p360p240pRewind 10 SecondsNext UpLive00:0000:0000:00ChromecastClosed CaptionsSettingsFullscreen  click to watch video The Pawnee Fire, which broke out on Saturday , in Northern California. (Courtesy CAL FIRE/via REUTERS) center_img California Fire Threatens 600 Buildings After Thousands Evacuated By Reuters June 26, 2018 Updated: June 26, 2018 Watch Next:President Donald Trump’s Message to Family Members of the FallenPresident Donald Trump paid a Memorial Day tribute at Arlington National Cemetery on May 28. Share Show Discussionlast_img read more

Sources China Hacked Hillary Clintons Private Email Server

first_img US News Sources: China Hacked Hillary Clinton’s Private Email Server By Richard Pollock August 28, 2018 Updated: August 29, 2018  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Show Discussion A Chinese-owned company operating in the Washington area hacked Hillary Clinton’s private server throughout her term as secretary of state and obtained nearly all her emails, two sources briefed on the matter told The Daily Caller News Foundation.The Chinese firm obtained Clinton’s emails in real time as she sent and received communications and documents through her personal server, according to the sources, who said the hacking was conducted as part of an intelligence operation.The Chinese wrote code that was embedded in the server, which was kept in Clinton’s residence in upstate New York. The code generated an instant “courtesy copy” for nearly all of her emails and forwarded them to the Chinese company, according to the sources.The Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) found that virtually all of Clinton’s emails were sent to a “foreign entity,” Rep. Louie Gohmert, a Texas Republican, said at a July 12 House Committee on the Judiciary hearing. He did not reveal the entity’s identity, but said it was unrelated to Russia.Two officials with the ICIG, investigator Frank Rucker and attorney Janette McMillan, met repeatedly with FBI officials to warn them of the Chinese intrusion, according to a former intelligence officer with expertise in cybersecurity issues, who was briefed on the matter. He spoke anonymously, as he was not authorized to publicly address the Chinese’s role with Clinton’s server.Among those FBI officials was Peter Strzok, who was then the bureau’s top counterintelligence official. Strzok was fired this month following the discovery he sent anti-Trump texts to his mistress and co-worker, Lisa Page. Strzok didn’t act on the information the ICIG provided to him, according to Gohmert. Gohmert mentioned in the Judiciary Committee hearing that ICIG officials told Strzok and three other top FBI officials that they found an “anomaly” on Clinton’s server.The former intelligence officer who spoke with TheDCNF said the ICIG “discovered the anomaly pretty early in 2015.”“When [the ICIG] did a very deep dive, they found in the actual metadata—the data which is at the header and footer of all the emails—that a copy, a ‘courtesy copy,’ was being sent to a third party and that third party was a known Chinese public company that was involved in collecting intelligence for China,” the former intelligence officer told TheDCNF.“The [ICIG] believe that there was some level of phishing. But once they got into the server something was embedded,” he said. “The Chinese are notorious for embedding little surprises like this.”The intelligence officer declined to name the Chinese company.“We do know the name of the company. There are indications there are other ‘cutouts’ that were involved. I would be in a lot of trouble if I gave you the name,” he told TheDCNF.A government staff official who’s been briefed on the ICIG’s findings told TheDCNF that the Chinese state-owned firm linked to the hacking operates in Washington’s northern Virginia suburbs. The source was not authorized to publicly discuss the matter.The company that penetrated Clinton’s server was not a technology firm and it served as a “front group” for the Chinese government, the source told TheDCNF.The Fairfax and Loudoun county governments told TheDCNF that 13 state-owned Chinese companies operate in the area. Of those, three were not technologically oriented.Fairfax County Economic Development Authority communications manager Seth Livingston told TheDCNF that all of the nine firms operating in his county were there in 2009 when Clinton began as secretary of state.“Our Asian folks believe that all of the companies have been around and known to us since that time period,” he said in an email.“This is the most combed over subject in modern American political history,” Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill told TheDCNF. “The FBI spent thousands of hours investigating, and found no evidence of intrusion. That’s a fact.”“But in an age where facts are alternative and truth isn’t truth, it’s no surprise that an outlet like the Daily Caller would try to distract us from very real and very immediate threats to our democracy brought by the man occupying the White House,” he continued.Department of State Inspector General Steven A. Linick and then-ICIG I. Charles McCullough III scrutinized Clinton’s server in 2015. McCullough told Congress in July 2015 that her emails contained classified material.“IC IG was involved in the classification review of certain information drawn from the private email server,” an agency spokeswoman told TheDCNF. She declined to comment further.The two IGs asked the Department of Justice to investigate whether the classified information was compromised, according to a July 23, 2015, New York Times report based on unnamed senior government officials.The FBI issued a referral to the Justice Department in July 2015. The bureau warned that classified information may have been disclosed to a foreign power or to one of its agents.“FBIHQ, Counterespionage Section, is opening a full investigation based on specific articulated facts provided by an 811 referral from the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community, dated July 6, 2015 regarding the potential compromise of classified information,” a July 10, 2015, FBI memo stated.An 811 referral informs the FBI of classified information that was potentially released to a foreign power or agent of a foreign power.“This investigation is also designated a Sensitive Investigative Matter (SIM) due to a connection to a current public official, political appointee or candidate,” the memo stated.Then-FBI Deputy Director Mark F. Giuliano sent a follow-up memo on July 21, 2015, to President Barack Obama’s deputy attorney general, Sally Yates, about two conversations he had with her about the criminal referral.“On 13 July 2015 and 20 July 2015, I verbally advised you of a Section 811(c) referral from the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community received by the FBI on 06 July 2015. The referral addressed the mishandling of classified information on the personal e-mail account and electronic media of a former high-level us Government official,” according to the FBI memo, which was hand delivered to Yates.Justice Department spokesman Devin M. O’Malley declined to comment on this story.Former FBI Director James Comey acknowledged in his recent book, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership,” that the FBI was conducting a criminal investigation into Clinton’s conduct.London Center for Policy Research’s vice president of operations, retired Col. Anthony Shaffer, told TheDCNF that Clinton’s server was vulnerable to hacking.“Look, there’s evidence based on the complete lack of security hygiene on the server. Fourteen-year-old hackers from Canada could have probably hacked into her server and left very little trace,” Shaffer said. “Any sophisticated organization is going to be able to essentially get in and then clean up their presence.”And a former consultant to the U.S. trade representative, Claude Barfield, told TheDCNF: “The Chinese were in the process of really gaining technological competence in 2009 to 2010. This begins to really take off in the early years of the Obama administration. The Obama administration was kind of late and there was this slow reaction about how sophisticated the Chinese were.” Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact licensing@dailycallernewsfoundation.orgcenter_img Share Share this article Then-Secretary of State-designate Sen. Hillary Clinton looks at her BlackBerry in an elevator at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 7, 2009. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) last_img read more

New Jersey Hotline to Report Priest SexAbuse Claims Overwhelmed by Calls Report

first_img Share this article US News New Jersey Hotline to Report Priest Sex-Abuse Claims Overwhelmed by Calls, Report Says By Petr Svab September 17, 2018 Updated: October 5, 2018 Share Show Discussioncenter_img New Jersey clergy abuse hotline. (New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal)  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   The hotline established for reporting sexual abuse by Catholic priests in New Jersey is constantly busy.“It rang maybe 10 times. … It hung up and a message came up saying we’re unable to take your call,” said Joe Capozzi, who claims he was abused by his priest 50 years ago, when he was 11, CBS New York reported.The dedicated call-in center was set up Sept. 6 by Attorney General Gurbir Grewal as part of the state’s investigation of allegations of sexual abuse by members of the clergy and any efforts to cover up such abuse, within the Roman Catholic dioceses of New Jersey.When the task force was first announced, Grewal’s office stated the toll-free hotline would be staffed with “trained professionals” and operate on a 24/7 basis. The line has been so active that Grewal has had to assign more staff to handle calls, according to CBS.Grewal said he formed the task force after reading a report by a Pennsylvania grand jury alleging more than 1,000 victims of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests in that state going back as far as 70 years.“We owe it to the people of New Jersey to find out whether the same thing happened here,” Grewal said. “If it did, we will take action against those responsible.” The task force is headed by Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert Laurino; he reports to New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice Director Veronica Allende.“We want victims to know that we stand ready to investigate their cases and will do everything in our power to bring those responsible for these crimes to justice,” Allende said. “The key is obtaining adequate evidence, and we urge anyone with information about sexual abuse by members of the clergy to contact us confidentially through our new hotline.”At least seven states have started investigating sexual-abuse claims by clergy or have laid the groundwork for such inquiries since Pennsylvania issued its report in August. Follow Petr on Twitter: @petrsvab last_img read more

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first_imgA Chinese newsstand with state-run newspapers on sale, in Beijing on December 6, 2016. (GREG BAKER/AFP/Getty Images) Show Discussion Justice Department Orders Chinese State-Run Media to Register as Foreign Agents, Report Says By Annie Wu, Epoch Times September 18, 2018 Updated: October 8, 2018  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Share this articlecenter_img The U.S. Justice Department is said to have ordered two Chinese state-run media organizations that are operating in the United States to register as foreign agents.Xinhua News Agency and China Global Television Network—which is run by China’s state-run broadcaster, China Central Television—are required to register under a little-enforced foreign lobbying law, according to a Sept. 18 report by The Wall Street Journal, which cited unidentified people who are familiar with the matter. The DOJ didn’t respond to a question seeking clarification.Justice Department (DOJ) spokesman Marc Raimondi said he had no comment when The Epoch Times sought to confirm the news via email.While the newspaper didn’t identify the law in question by name, it’s almost certainly the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). Passed in 1938, it requires foreign governments, political parties, and any lobbyists they hire in the United States to register with the DOJ. However, there are current loopholes in enforcement and definition that have allowed some media entities to go unregistered. In January, a bipartisan group of U.S. senators sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions asking him to require China-owned media organizations in the United States to register as foreign agents under FARA.In the letter, the senators also expressed concerns about the registration rule’s lack of clarity: “While FARA contains an exception for certain news or press services, this exception does not apply to a news or press service owned, directed, supervised, controlled, subsidized, or financed by a foreign principal, or whose policies are determined by a foreign principal,” they wrote. In particular, they asked Sessions about what steps the DOJ has “taken to assess whether Chinese state-controlled media organizations operating in the United States, including Xinhua, China Daily (beyond its U.S. distribution company that is already registered), and CGTN” and their staff are required to register as foreign agents under FARA.In recent months, U.S. lawmakers have sought to counter foreign-influence operations, while U.S. intelligence officials have warned about the threats of Chinese influence and espionage.In June, representatives Chris Smith (R-N.J.) and Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) introduced legislation that would require U.S. intelligence agencies to provide a detailed report on Beijing’s influence operations in the United States, in addition to mandating that Chinese regime-funded Confucius Institutes located on American university and college campuses register as foreign agents. Follow Annie on Twitter: @annieeenyc Share US News last_img read more

The Canadian Press Newly published research has co

The Canadian Press Newly published research has co

first_imgThe Canadian PressNewly published research has concluded that food insecurity in Nunavut grew after a federal program was brought in to fight hunger in the North.The study, published Tuesday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, found that the ability of northerners to dependably put food on the table declined significantly during the years Nutrition North was being rolled out and has remained down.That’s despite a budget that has increased 65 per cent to $99 million last year from $60 million in 2011.“We can definitely observe that (food insecurity) has been increasing despite the presence of this big program that is supposed to make food more affordable and accessible,” said Andree-Anne Fafard St-Germain, a researcher at the University of Toronto.Inadequate access to nutritious food due to lack of money is a major problem in the North, where groceries often cost two or three times what they do elsewhere. Rates of food insecurity are about four times higher than in southern Canada.The federal government has long chipped in for Arctic groceries. In 2011, Nutrition North was instituted by the Conservative government to replace a program that subsidized food shippers. That subsidy was transferred to retailers on the theory that market forces would make the program more efficient and just as effective.Ottawa says that between 2011 and 2015, the cost of a food basket for a family of four dropped about five per cent and the weight of eligible items shipped north increased by about 25 per cent.But in analyzing survey responses from 2007 to 2016 collected by Statistics Canada in 10 Nunavut communities, Fafard St-Germain found those numbers weren’t showing up on the dinner table.Food insecurityIn 2010, food insecurity affected 33 per cent of families. That number grew in 2011 to 39 per cent. By 2014 – a year after full implementation of Nutrition North – nearly 47 per cent of northerners couldn’t count on a square meal.Those results weren’t the result of economic changes in the territory, said Fafard St-Germain. Nor have things improved.“Every period just seems to be getting worse and worse, generally.“More food is being shipped. More food is being consumed. But at the same time more people are telling us they can’t put food on the table.”Fafard St-Germain acknowledged her data doesn’t explain why.She suggests that subsidized food is being bought in larger amounts by the families that can afford it. Low-income families – and Nunavut has large income disparities – are being left out.“It is possible that some people are eating more fruits and vegetables and milk and all of those foods that are being subsidized. But others are not really benefiting from this because the food is still way too expensive.”Fafard St-Germain’s work is the first to look at Nutrition North’s impact on families, but it’s not the first to find shortcomings.A 2016 study found the program resulted in stale-dated, poor quality food on store shelves without making grocery bills more affordable.The auditor general found in 2014 that the government was largely in the dark about whether Nutrition North had actually done anything for the people who needed it most.aptnnews.calast_img read more

City Club Forum Presents The Nurturing of an Olympian

first_img Share. 0 By CBN Twitter Christy McLeod, formerly with the International Olympic CommitteeBen Husaby, Nordic Skier, two-time OlympianTate Metcalf, former Mountain View High School Track Coach, coached Ashton EatonNils Erickson, director of MBSEF’s alpine program (a training ground for past present and future Olympians)Dr. Tom Carlsen, orthopedist for US Olympic teamsAdditionally, Roz Eaton, Ashton Eaton’s mother, and a number of local Olympians will be in the audience.WHEN: December 20, 2012 (Thursday)11:30 AM to 1:00 PM PSTWHERE: St Charles Center for Health and Learning 2500 NE Neff Rd Bend, OR 97702Fee Schedule: Registration closes Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 5PM, buffet lunch is includedBefore registration deadline – $20 for members and first-time guests; $35 for non-members.Day of Forum-Walk-ins are welcomed for members and guests the day of the forum on a space-available basis for $35.www.cityclubco.cominfo@cityclubco.com 541-633-7163 Pinterest on December 13, 2012 E-Headlines City Club Forum Presents: The Nurturing of an Olympian The Olympic Games inspire awe around the world – and Bend and Central Oregon are no exception. In fact, Ashton Eaton’s gold medals put a spotlight on our region. Bend and the surrounding communities boast more than their fair share of Olympic athletes — 30 at last count — and is home to many talented individuals who train, support and care for Olympians, and who have worked behind the scenes to produce Olympic Games. Join City Club December 20 to explore the Olympic Games in a way only your City Club can.You’ll hear from expert panelists and Olympic athletes to explore questions like: What does it take to coach an Olympian? How do Olympic Games impact our young athletes? What does our Olympic-ness bring to the region? What was the personal impact of the Games for our local Olympians?Moderated by Bob Grim, former NFL player and radio broadcaster.PANELISTS: Google+ LinkedIn Tumblr Email Facebooklast_img read more

Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee Announces Leadership for the 113th Congress

first_img LinkedIn on December 13, 2012 By CBN E-Headlines Twitter Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee Announces Leadership for the 113th Congress Facebook Tumblrcenter_img Google+ 0 Share. Pinterest Sen. Mark Begich (D – AK), who will serve a second two-year term as chair of the Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (NH) will serve as vice chair, Sen. Bob Menendez (NJ) will return for a fourth term as chair of the Hispanic Task Force and Sen. Chris Coons (DE) will serve as chair of Business Outreach.“I am excited to announce the return of Senator Menendez and the addition of Senators Coons and Shaheen to the Committee. My colleagues and I are energized and ready to tackle the important issues facing our nation. We look forward to continuing to have honest conversations with groups and individuals across the spectrum so that we can craft balanced solutions to our country’s pressing challenges,” Begich said.“It is an honor to be chosen as the Vice Chair of the Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee. This committee plays an important role in connecting our communities and facilitating dialogue with our constituents. I am looking forward to the opportunity to help raise the voices of Americans across the country,” added Shaheen.“It’s an honor to serve as Chairman of the Senate Democratic Hispanic Task Force and I thank my colleagues for giving me the opportunity to do so.  As we tackle the most pressing issues of our day, from creating jobs and fixing the economy to comprehensive immigration reform, it is critical that we continue to engage Latino communities across the nation and ensure they have a seat at the negotiating table. That is what the Hispanic Task Force is all about,” said Senator Menendez. “I look forward to working with my colleagues on the Senate Steering and Outreach Committee to continue fighting back for Hispanics and all American families.”“Engaging directly with community leaders gives senators the opportunity to thoughtfully exchange ideas, hear concerns, and collaborate on our nation’s policy priorities,” Sen. Coons said. “Building bridges is what the Steering and Outreach Committee is all about, and I’m honored to be asked to play a role in shaping the direction of the committee in the next Congress. Businesses play an important role in our economy, and at this critical time in our economic recovery, we need to continue to work with business leaders to help them create jobs and strengthen our communities. I look forward to making the most of this opportunity and helping our caucus continue to engage constructively and productively with the business community.”About the Senate Democratic Steering & Outreach CommitteeThe Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee facilitates an ongoing conversation between Senate Democrats and the American public. At the direction of the Chair, the Committee seeks to inform, engage, and mobilize advocacy groups and constituencies to advance the policies and priorities of the Senate Democratic Caucus. The Committee is dedicated to ensuring that diverse communities have a voice within the Democratic Caucus on key issues facing our nation. It is one of two Democratic Leadership Committees in the Senate. Emaillast_img read more

When Your Borrower Goes To Pot

When Your Borrower Goes To Pot

first_img Email On March 10 the Risk Management Association, East Cascades Chapter is hosting a dynamic panel discussion on some of the challenges in store when dealing with one of America’s fastest growing industries, legal cannabis. Hear viewpoints from the lending and commercial real estate industries and legal ramifications to both.Panelists are as follows:Pat Kesgard, CCIM, President, Compass Commercial Real Estate ServicesAs president of Compass Commercial Real Estate Services, Kesgardis responsible for leading operations and working with company shareholders in all aspects of business development and strategy. A licensed principal broker in the State of Oregon since 2004, he specializes in commercial and industrial real estate sales and leasing. Prior to starting his real estate career, Kesgard worked as west coast regional manager for a national manufacturer and retailer. In that capacity, he oversaw franchise licensing, financial analysis, operations review, real estate acquisition and site selection.Jeffrey Gardner, Senior Counsel, Ball Janik LLPJeff Gardner practices in the firm’s bankruptcy and creditor rights practice group, which serves clients throughout the Pacific Northwest. His principal areas of practice include representation of regional commercial banks and credit unions in creating specialized commercial loan documentation, negotiating and documenting commercial loan workout agreements and many others. Gardner has more than two decades of prior experience as a commercial banker and executive in charge of special assets for a major commercial bank.Kevin Christiansen, Government Affairs Director, Oregon Bankers AssociationKevin Christiansen joined the Oregon Bankers Association in 2009 and serves as the association’s government affairs director. Prior to joining the OBA, Christiansen served as a committee administrator for two policy committees of the Oregon Legislature and practiced law with the law firm of Scott Hookland, LLP. His focus in private practice was construction law, commercial law and debtor/creditor law. Christiansen is a member of the Oregon, Washington and Idaho Bars.BOXThursday, March 107:30-9:30amBend Golf & Country Club61045 Country Club DriveBend, OR 97702$30 RMA members, $40 general public. Price includes a full breakfast.Register HEREJames Richards, 541-420-1070 By CBN Share. on March 8, 2016 Google+ Facebook 0center_img When Your Borrower Goes To Pot Pinterest Twitter E-Headlines Tumblr LinkedInlast_img read more

Construction Safety Summit Coming to Central Oregon

Construction Safety Summit Coming to Central Oregon

first_img Google+ Email 0 By CBN E-Headlines Tumblr Share. Twittercenter_img Facebook LinkedIn Keynote Presentation to Focus on Culture of SafetyThe safety and health of workers in the residential, commercial, and industrial construction industries will take center stage during a two-day training conference headed to central Oregon.Topics covered during the January 30-31 Mid-Oregon Construction Safety Summit will include elimination of fall hazards, ladder safety, excavation rules, construction-related health hazards and fire safety during construction.Oregon’s Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA), a division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, encourages employers and workers to attend the 16th annual summit at the Riverhouse on the Deschutes Convention Center in Bend.The summit’s keynote speakers are Jeff Deswert and Todd Taylor, with Kirby Nagelhout Construction and Taylor NW, respectively. During their January 31 presentation, The Journey to the Commitment, Deswert and Taylor will discuss how a culture of safety has contributed to the success of their companies and careers.The two-day summit’s other workshops include:Construction A-Z. This session reviews the many hazards found in construction and demolition, and the best practices – and requirements – for correcting them.Basics in starting a safety programSafety culture improvement and the power of influenceRegulatory update for the construction industryStrains: causes, prevention, and treatmentHand/power tools and personal protective equipmentRegistration for pre-conference workshops (January 30) is $50. Conference registration (January 31) is $85.To register, go to https://safetyseries.cvent.com/summit17. If you have questions or need help registering, call the Oregon OSHA Conference Section, 503-947-7411.Oregon OSHA, a division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, enforces the state’s workplace safety and health rules and works to improve workplace safety and health for all Oregon workers. For more information, go to www.osha.oregon.gov.The Department of Consumer and Business Services is Oregon’s largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. For more information, go to www.dcbs.oregon.gov. Pinterest on January 17, 2017 Construction Safety Summit Coming to Central Oregon last_img read more

Third Annual REA Crab Crack in Redmond

Third Annual REA Crab Crack in Redmond

first_img Pinterest Third Annual REA Crab Crack in Redmond Tumblr on January 4, 2018 Share. Google+ Facebook E-Headlinescenter_img By CBN 0 What do you do for fun in February in Redmond? Well, you tent off a whole city street block, throw some heaters and tables in there, and invite 500 friends to come join you for an all-you-can-eat fresh Dungeness crab feed!For the third year in a row, Redmond Executive Association (REA) will be coordinating this sell-out event, and are proud to partner with Summit Bank as our Presenting Sponsor for 2018.Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 from 4-9pm is when the magic happens and tickets are on sale now for as long as they last. Everyone who enters the tent must have one of the pre-sold only tickets – no tickets sold at the event. For your $50 admission, you’ll enjoy the aforementioned Dungeness crab, lasagna, shrimp cocktail, salad and rolls. Beverages including beer, wine and alcohol available for purchase separately.Be sure to dress warmly because it is, after all, winter in Central Oregon, but you’ll want to be layered-up as live music will by provided by Countryfied and sure to get you up and dancing.“We have been very pleased by the reception Redmond, and all of Central Oregon, has given the REA Crab Crack. What started out as an organization’s (REA) desire to provide a cornerstone event for our community has turned into a much-anticipated gathering that raises money to support the Redmond Area High School Internship programs.” Angela Boothroyd, Crab Crack Co-Coordinator takes pride in what she and a small committee are able to bring together for this event “but we can never overlook the volunteers we rely on each year that actually make the evening a true success. This event is also different from many as there is no program, auction or asks during the event itself, you just get to come, visit, enjoy yourself, listen to great music and eat some terrific food.”Sponsors help make this event profitable – Along with Summit Bank (Presenting Sponsor), we have enjoyed support since our inaugural event from Tony Parsley DMD (Band Sponsor), Redmond Proficiency Academy (Crab Sponsor), Pacific Power (Tent Sponsor), AmeriTitle, Central Oregon Truck, Mark’s Auto Body, First Interstate Bank, SunWest Builders, Mid State Fertilizer, Parr Lumber, Belfour, State Farm Insurance, Printing Post, High Country Disposal, McDonald’s of Redmond, Every Idea Marketing, and Eberhard’s Dairy Products.Proceeds from the 2018 REA Crab Crack will be combined with funds from COCC, Better Together, and EDCO to fund the Business Liaison Coordinator for the Redmond Area High School’s Internship Program. This person ensures students and the businesses they internship for get the most out of their experiences and help further internship opportunities now and for years to come.The Redmond Chamber of Commerce (located at 446 SW 7th Street) will help with ticket sales or you can call Angela at 541-410-2572. Check it out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/redmondcrabcrack/ LinkedIn Twitter Emaillast_img read more