This has been challenging, and the success in managing that demand is a tribute to our staff at Bathurst.” The health district is developing a Clinical Services Plan for Bathurst and through this is doing a comprehensive analysis of what services will be required over the next decade. MORE collaboration between the public and private sectors could be the key to improving health services for the Bathurst community. Through its analysis of services, the community action group feels that working more closely with the private hospital would take the pressure off Bathurst Health Service.
Douglas County commissioners spent at least $43,000 on their lobbying trips using federal money awarded to the county.Yet after three formal requests and numerous questions from The Oregonian/OregonLive over the course of four months, the county has only accounted for how commissioners spent $579.57.County officials want to charge the newsroom more than $1,900 and spend nearly a full week’s worth of clerical time to find 170 pages they say itemize the other $42,500.The newsroom has appealed the costs to Douglas County district attorney Richard Wesenberg.The county’s spending is of interest as members of Congress seek to make permanent the money’s source a federal safety net program intended to help counties transition away from their reliance on federal timber harvests. Douglas County commissioners have used the program to award themselves $30,000 a year to pay for lobbying trips. It’s unclear exactly how much has been spent.The funds are part of the Secure Rural Schools program, which gives money to jurisdictions like Douglas County that suffered financially after endangered species listings curtailed federal logging in the 1990s.
“Indianapolis for a long time has been a thorn in their side, has been a hurdle they have to overcome,” George said. “And this week in my opinion is bigger than a playoff game. It’s bigger than a Super Bowl because it’s the changing of power. Their next two LPs, LP II and LP III, came out on the even bigger Fat Wreck Chords, portending further success for the Twin Cities’ favorite punks. Then, with all the fanfare of a crippling economic collapse, the Soviettes dissolved not with a bang, but a MySpace bulletin. Actually, it was hardly that official: Rumors swirled, and members joined other bands (most notably the Awesome Snakes, in which Annie and Danny continue the Soviettes’ legacy of taking nothing especially punk rock very seriously).