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Tyler Kido wins Mr. BHHS title

Tyler Kido makes sure his crown fits properly after winning the title of Mr. BHHS Tuesday night. The Pilot/Bill Schlichting

Brookings-Harbor High School senior Tyler Kido, the 2012 winner of the 16th annual Mr. BHHS pageant,  wooed the judges and won the heart of audience members Tuesday night during the pageant in the BHHS auditorium. 

“I feel like I did pretty good,” Kido said. “I won. I think that’s the best you can pretty much do.”

BHHS sophomore Alec McBride was the first runnerup.



Historic sites open Monday

PORT ORFORD – Three historic sites in Northern Curry County – Cape Blanco Light Station, Hughes House and Ranch and Port Orford Lifeboat Station – will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Memorial Day, Monday, May 28.

 All are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

 Cape Blanco Light Station, established in 1870, is the most westerly and also the oldest continuously operating lighthouse on the Oregon Coast. There is a small museum there, and visitors may ascend steep, winding stairs to the room at the top, and see the lenses and light at work. Admission is by free, but there is a $2 fee to climb the stairs.



Friends bid farewell to Curry County community icon Walt Schroeder

Walt Schroeder, left, visits with his friends during Sunday’s farewell. The Pilot/Valliant Corley
GOLD BEACH – More than 200 people stopped by the Gold Beach Senior Center on Sunday to say goodbye to Walt and Sally Schroeder as they prepared to move from Gold Beach, where they had lived since Walt arrived as County Extension Agent about 45 years ago, to move to a retirement community in Dallas.


Eclipse: What to expect in Brookings for Sunday event

NASA diagram shows what causes an annular eclipse.

Overcast skies forecast for Curry County on Sunday may eclipse the solar eclipse that will reach its peak at 6:26 p.m.

The National Weather Service is predicting a mostly cloudy day Sunday, with a slight chance of showers that evening.

However, if the clouds part over the western horizon sometime between 5:08 and 7:35 p.m., viewers will get a glimpse of the first solar eclipse seen from the U.S. mainland in 18 years.



Friends of Music presents sax, piano concert


Ashu will perform saxophone during Sunday’s Friends of Music concert. The Pilot/Submitted photo

Friends of Music presents Ashu on saxophone and Kuang-Hao Huang on piano in concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at Calvary Assembly of God, 518 Fir St., Brookings.

At age 26, Ashu has established himself as a concert saxophonist by winning major competitions traditionally won by pianists and violinists.

Ashu was born and raised in California and began playing the saxophone at age 10 while growing up in Walnut Creek, Calif. He soon began entering competitions and found himself receiving a wide range of opportunities, including his recital debut, which took place at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall, and his concerto debut, which took place at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. 



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