Rake a Drain and Help Prevent Flooding During Storm Season

first_imgFacebook25Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The City of OlympiaAs we transition into the rainy season, leaves, sand and other debris can clog storm drains and cause local flooding. City crews will be working to keep storm drains clear, but with over 6,300 storm drains in Olympia, we could use your help! If minor flooding occurs, you can use a garden rake or shovel to remove the leaves from the drain. Remember, safety always comes first. If flooding is severe, you feel unsafe, or you are unable to clear a drain, please contact Public Works Emergency Dispatch for assistance at 360-753-8333.Keep Leaves Out of the StreetOnce you’ve cleared leaves from a drain, be sure to completely remove them from the street or they will wind up in another drain. If you have leaves in your yard never rake or blow them into the road. To properly dispose of leaves, simply dump them in your Organics Cart with other yard waste. Don’t have an organics cart? Call 360.753.8340 to sign up. Another great, sustainable option is to turn the leaves into compost for use in your yard or garden. When properly used as mulch or compost, leaves provide outstanding organic matter and nutrients to the soil. Get more information about composting on our Backyard Composting web page.last_img read more

Watson powers Bombers past Hawks in high school hoop action

first_imgThe L.V. Rogers Bombers won for the second time in as many games on the West Kootenay High School Basketball League circuit Thursday, stopping the J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks 71-53 in Trail.Missing some key players off the roster due to injury — including Josh Matosevic to a concussion and Kai Shave — the Bombers hopped on the back of Grade 10 forward Vinnie Watson.The power forward led all scorers with 36 points while pulling down 17 rebounds to led the LVR offence. The game was close for 20 minutes as LVR held period leads of 13-6 and 25-22 at the half.But LVR broke open the close game with a 22-point third period to lead 47-35.Darian Johnson had 10 points for LVR while point guard Robby Dixon added eight.Other scorers included Eamon Studer with seven points, Stryder Scott and Brock Dixon each with four points and Jake Anderson had a bucket.Next up for the Bombers is the annual Blair D’Andrea Boxing Day tournament at the LVR Hangar.Bomber grads from past years form teams to play in the annual one-day affair.last_img read more

Temple Athletics mourns longtime public address announcer

first_img“Rest In Peace Merv,” Staley said in a statement on Twitter. “The voice of our program. Neither met a stranger. Overall great man!! There are a lot of great @TempleOwls who will welcome you home. Godspeed to the Jones Family!” “All of Temple Athletics is in mourning due to the loss of a great man and Owl, Merv Jones,” Patrick Kraft, Temple’s director of athletics, said in a statement. “For three decades, Merv’s booming voice delivered the action of Temple Football and Basketball games to fans at Lincoln Financial Field, the Liacouras Center and McGonigle Hall.” Jones graduated from Temple University in 1988 with a degree in radio, television, and film. He then went on to work at the Greatest Sports Legends TV series and co-produce the A&E series The Gifted Ones.  On Wednesday, Temple Athletics announced the death of Merv Jones, Temple’s longtime public address announcer and former athletics communications assistant director, after a “long bout” with cancer. Jones was 54. Jones left his position with Temple Athletics in 2004 to work with Steve Rotfeld Productions in Philadelphia. Jones is survived by his parents, Mervin and Catherine, his sisters, Angela and Kathy Beverly, and his brother, André.center_img Jones returned to Temple in 1998 as an adjunct professor teaching a class called ‘Racism in College Athletics.’ That year, he became the public address announcer for Temple football and Temple Men’s basketball.  “Merv was the consummate professional and loved his Temple Owls, but more importantly, he was a great man beloved by all who knew him,” said Larry Dougherty, Temple’s senior associate athletic director, via Twitter.  Two years later, he joined the Temple Athletics staff as an assistant director in the Owls’ media relations department. He handled the media relations for Temple Women’s basketball coach and Naismith Hall of Famer Dawn Staley. last_img read more