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Smith Rock – Adventure Central
From quiet strolls to heart-stopping vertical climbs, Smith Rock has it all.
Umpqua Lighthouse State Park Shines On
An Oregon Coast classic — whales, sand dunes, sea lions & more!
Turning Waste Wood into Energy
Good economic news for Grant County is coming from the timber industry, with a new Torre faction plant in John Day expected to bring 13-17 full-time jobs.
Willamette Heritage Center
Salem’s Willamette Heritage Center has received nearly $6,500 in preservation funds from the Oregon Lottery.
Prineville Airport Improvements
Prineville Airport is flying high because of a $2 million Lottery grant through the Oregon Department of Transportation and ConnectOregon. The grant helped to replace an old fuel system and build a facility for the Central Oregon Rapellers.
Albany’s Hebrew Cemetery Reclaimed
As frequently happens with our early cemeteries, the Albany Hebrew Cemetery had fallen into disrepair. Weeds and invasive vegetation had grown out of control. Many grave markers lay in ruined pieces. As sad as these conditions are at any burial ground, they were especially regrettable at this unique cemetery. The cemetery documents the lives and final resting sites of the Willamette Valley’s original Jewish settlers. As early as the 1870’s, a small community of Jewish families had settled in the Albany area. The tragic death of an infant death in one of these families was the catalyst that brought them together in an organized way. Together they founded the First Hebrew Congregation of Albany. In 1878, one of these families, the Senders, deeded the land that became the cemetery to the congregation.
Cottonwood Canyon: A Park for Adventurers
Rugged and vast, Cottonwood Canyon is one of Oregon’s largest state parks at over 8,000 acres. Bordered by another 10,000 acres of federally-maintained public lands, this special place gives a new depth of meaning to the phrase “getting away from it all”. Before white settlers took hold of this land, the river was known as the Mah Hah to the Native Americans. In the 19th Century it was renamed the John Day River as part of a privately-owned cattle ranch. Between 1964 and 2008, the canyon and surrounding property were purchased by Oregon State Parks and the Western Rivers Conservancy. Seeking to protect the canyon while allowing the public to access the breathtaking area, Cottonwood Canyon became an Oregon State Park in 2013. With help from Oregon Lottery dollars, it’s been transformed into a unique wilderness and recreation experience for Oregonians and visitors alike. In 2019, more than $2 million in lottery dollars helped fund a learning center, cabins and restrooms, making it easier for visitors to set up a base camp from which to explore all Cottonwood Canyon has to offer. Plans are in the works to build a boat launch for easier access to the clear and open waters of the John Day, the largest free flowing river in the western United States. This undammed waterway is home to a year-round angler’s delight. Winter native steelhead, catfish and summer small-mouth bass mean the fish are constantly biting. Down the road, there’ll be even more ways to access the wild, back country of Cottonwood Canyon. Whether you choose to visit when spring turns the hills green or in winter when snow blankets the cliffs, just make sure you go to this unique and special place. It’s a perfect sample of the natural beauty of Oregon.
Peer-to-Peer Support for Veterans
At Project ABLE, veterans receive training to help fellow veterans with behavioral health. Thanks to a grant of lottery dollars, Salem-based Project ABLE will train veterans as peer support specialists for other veterans with behavioral health issues. In peer support, an individual provides support to another who shares similar life experiences. Fellow veterans will be trained as support specialists because those who’ve also taken the Oath of Enlistment best understand military related trauma. This sort of support, along with additional wellness classes and services, can provide veterans-in-need with a much brighter future. Thanks to Lottery support, Project ABLE’s training will benefit veterans in six northwest Oregon counties.
LOTTERY DOLLARS DOING GOOD THINGS IN YOUR COMMUNITY
Big Top Bingo 2nd Edition
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Return of the Kraken
The Kraken’s back, striking awe and a little fear into the hearts of sailors everywhere. But this fearsome monster of the deep isn’t all bad! After all, it surfaces only rarely and this time, it’s bringing a deep-sea fortune with it. So ready yourself for Return of the Kraken—and a chance at a top prize of $75,000!
Imagine Hiram Bingham pushing aside the vegetation and rediscovering the riches of Machu Picchu. Or Howard Carter seeing marvelous things in the flickering candlelight within King Tut’s tomb. If you’ve always related to those who seek the world’s hidden treasures, have we got a Scratch-it for you! Treasure Hunter lets you scratch-and-match treasure symbols for a chance to win a virtual treasure chest of prizes. And the 5X symbol could quintuple your fortune. Pick up Treasure Hunter for your own chance to discover unknown riches, all the way up to $60,000!
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