Pacific County PUD #2 officials determined at their Feb. 7 meeting in Raymond that they will discuss the possibility of terminating a long-standing project to extend service to the Tokeland area at their second meeting in March, which will be held in Long Beach.
SOUTH BEND - Yuri Pashang Lambert, 46, of Oakland, Calif., entered a guilty plea to possession of psilocybin mushroom, a felony offense in Washington. Lambert was arrested on Nov. 6, 2016, at Cape Disappointment State Park when he and his college-aged son were observed by park rangers rooting around in the dune grass collecting mushrooms. The case was heard in Pacific County Superior Court Friday afternoon.
Because of the prevalence of psilocybin mushroom among the harmless mushrooms, the park is closed to harvesting any edibles to prevent poisoning or inadvertent harvesting of an illegal mushroom.
The City of Raymond has recently taken some necessary steps to help the Raymond Theatre remain open by composing a draft real estate transfer agreement that will ensure the theatre is ready to be purchased and run by a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
Currently the theatre does not exist as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and the Raymond Theatre Advisory Committee is taking the city's proposal into consideration. Another organization that has established itself as the Friends of the Raymond Theatre has received a grant from the L. V. and Stella Raymond Foundation to complete the necessary requirements to become a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, but that organization is also unsure that they want to purchase the theatre property.
The historic Raymond Theatre is currently undergoing a couple of work projects to simultaneously increase the theatre's functionality while also maintaining its period atmosphere. Funding for the renovation of the theatre's restrooms comes from the L.V. and Stella Raymond Foundation, while students and instructors of the Clatsop College Historic Preservation and Restoration program are currently working to restore the theatre's outer doors.
Theatre Manager Ann Steele explained that the intent of the work on the restrooms is to make them compliant with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act while maintaining a 1920's atmosphere, the decade during which the theatre was built.