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Hdeli Canyo ,Yodrn , el, Page 5 Two Counties Approve "One Senator per County" Measures Morrow County voters passed the "One Senator Per County" ballot measure March 23 with 77% in favor. More than 85 percent of Malheur County voters were also in favor of developing a system of government which would permit each Oregon county to elect one state senator. The wording of the ballot measures was identical in both counties. Clinton, Gore, and Cabinet Officers To Attend Northwest Forest Conference in Portland The fate of Douglas fir old- growth forests will be on the table Friday, April 2 at the Northwest Forest Conference in Portland. Forest timber workers hope for some help/ Between March 1988 and March 1992, 14,100 Oregon forest products workers lost their jobs. More than 100 saw- mills, plywood mills and ve- neer mills closed in Oregon and Washington between 1989 and 1992. Environmentalists hope to preserve old-growth forests of the Northwest and their ecosystems for posterity. They look for an ecosystem management plan that will protect the ancient forests, and endangered species, in- cluding salmon, from habitat destruction. President Bill Clinton, Vice-President A1 Gore and Interior Secretary Bruce Bab- bitt are among those offmials who will attend the confer. ence. They have sent strong signals that they hltend to fred a solution to the North- west forests gridlock. Local Woman Attends Training Session Patricia Gainsforth, Half- Baker County, who are form- Authority of Lincoln County, way, completeda3-dayLead- ing or changing, on commu- RSVP, Volunteer Service, ership Training Institute nity issues for a year," Lincoln County Partnership, sponsoredbytheOSUExten- Gainsforth said. Performing Arts Center, sion Service Family Commu- The thirty-hour curricu- Greater Newport Chamber of nity Leadership (FCL) pro- lum was designed to help vol- Commerce, and the Lincoln gram. The training was held unteer trainers become in- County Soil and Water Con- at the Shilo Inn in Newport, volved with public issues im- servation District. March 9-11. Gainsforth rep- pactingtheir community and Gainsforth's project was a resentedBakerCountyatthe the state, soil and water conservation training and will join other The 130 new volunteer district in Lincoln County. current FCL trainers to serve trainers and nearly'30 expe- Participants evaluated is- on the Baker County FCL rienced FCL coaches worked sues presented by the corn- Training Team. in small groups to organize a reunify groups and then de- Shewassenttothesession training event that would veloped a short presentation on a grant from the Oregon meet the needs of a Commu- using the FCL curriculum. Association of Soil and Water nity group located in New- For information on how Conservation Districts, rep- port. Eightcommunitygroups FCL might beofassistanceto resenting the Eagle Valley volunteered to work with the your community group, con- SWCD. new volunteer trainers.They tact Sally Shumway at the "My commitment is to included the Lincoln County Baker County Extension of- agree to work with groups in Historical Society, Housing rice, 523-6418. Tourism Conference Hosted in Baker City The Oregon Tourism Divi- statewide Sesquicentennial culture and history that ex- sion will hold the Governor's (150 year anniversary) Or- ists in eastern Oregon," says Conference on Tourism in egon Trail celebrations. Alice Trindle, .Executive Di- Baker City, April 4-6. Nearly Planning for the 1993 Con- rectorofEastern OregonVisi- 300 tourism promoters from ference began in 1992, when tors Association. throughout Oregon will con- Baker City was awarded the As a finale, conference at- vene there, bid to hold the conference on tendees will be addressed by Nine counties are repre- behalf of eastern Oregon.The Governor Barbara Roberts, sentedintheEasternOregon Oregon Trail Interpretive and attend the performance Visitors Association hosting Center at Flagstaff Hill, the of Voices of the Oregon Trail, the three day conference: Destination Downtown in the PerformingArts Build- Baker, Grant, Harney, Lake, Project in Baker City and the ing at Eastern Oregon State Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Performing Arts Building at College, La Grande. Union and Wallowa. Eastern Oregon State College Registration for the entire This year's conference are some of the attractions conference, or selected day theme is "the Trail Contin- that will be highlighted, participation, is available by ues," which organizers say ' Every meal function will contacting J. Porter and As- will be a strong start on the carry the taste of the diverse sociates, at (503) 393-3535. MONROE MORTUARY 1950 Place, Baker City Successor to Beatty Chapel Owned & Operated by Jim & Martha Monroe Poll Favors Compensation for Wildlife Habitat A surveyconductedMarch wide. The potential sampling cent) favored compensating 14-16 by Moore Information, error is plus or minus 4 per- landowners. apublicopinionresearchfirm cent at the 95 percent confi- '2nthePortlandmetropoli- in Portland, and commis- dence level, tan area compensation of sioned by Oregonians in Ac- In transmittingpoll results landowners was favored 77 tion (OIA), found that 78 per- to Frank Nims, OIA presi-percentto 17percent. Inthe cent of Oregon voters believe dent, Bob Moore stated Willamette Valley it was fa- that private landowners 'There was widespread sup- vored 78 percent to 16 per- shouldbecompensatedwhen port for this concept among cent. Throughout the rest of government denies them the allvoter subgroups andin all the state," Moore stated, use of their land in order to areas of the state. Even "compensation was favored provide habitat for d_ldlife. amongthetwosubgroupsthat 78 percent to 17 percent. The survey was conducted were least supportive, voters Oregonians in Action has among a representative age 18-29 and liberals, more introduced HB 2899 in support sample of 500 voters state- than seven-in-ten (72 per- of landowner compensation. Halfway Oarriage Works Windshield Repair & Replacement Complete Auto Body & Paint Shop Located at Jlmtown