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New ambulance, gear benefit Curry patients
January 30, 2010 04:00 am

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Dan Brattain and Joe Gregario display life-saving equipment Cal-Ore Life Flight has purchased. The Pilot/Charles Kocher
Two new ambulances, a mass casualty incident vehicle, and a wide array of new equipment have been deployed at Cal-Ore Life Flight.

President Dan Brattain and General Manager Joe Gregario estimate the total capital expenditures on vehicles and new equipment in the past year at $475,000.

The Cal-Ore crew members – a total of 75 in both ground and air operations – were brought in on the decisions about equipment, Gregario said.

“They’re pretty impressed,” he said. “This is all state-of-the-art equipment that makes their job a lot easier.”

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Evergreen Federal not involved in bank closure
January 23, 2010 09:14 am

The bank closed in Seattle Friday by Washington officials is not the Evergreen Federal Bank that has a branch in Brookings.

However, the failed bank's assets are being taken over by Umpqua Bank of Roseburg, which has a store in Harbor.

Click here to see the FDIC announcement about the event.

 
Angela Gardner new owner of Seashore Real Estate
January 20, 2010 10:18 am
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Angela Gardner
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Quality Fast Lube now owned by longtime employees
January 20, 2010 10:07 am
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Mike Kammeier and Olivia Davis now own Quality Fast Lube.
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Upriver bed and breakfast sold, closes doors
December 19, 2009 04:00 am

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Chetco River Inn, pictured from the opposite bank of the Chetco River, has been sold.
After 22 years the Chetco River Inn closed its doors to guests Monday morning when the sale of the property was complete.

Sandra and Clayton Brugger built and operated the inn for more than two decades before deciding it was time to concentrate on another part of their lives.

“It was time for us to do something else,” Sandra said.

The inn was a popular spot for weddings and anniversary getaways, as well as for fishermen.

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Chang buys Brookings Dental Arts
December 12, 2009 04:00 am

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Dr. Brice Chang shows his state-of-the-art dental equipment at Brookings Dental Arts. The Pilot/Marjorie Woodfin
Dr. Brice Chang, new owner of Brookings Dental Arts, said he is delighted to be on the West Coast practicing dentistry.

“It’s a fantastic place,” Chang said.

Chang still sounds surprised when he explains how he landed in Brookings. “It happened almost overnight.” He said that he came to Brookings to investigate a dental office he had been led to believe was for sale. However, when he arrived he discovered that it was not for sale. When he expressed his disappointment, he said someone suggested that he contact Dr. Richard Edmiston, who might be willing to sell his dental business. Chang contacted Edmiston, and they quickly struck a deal.

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Snyder brings Mayflower to Brookings
November 25, 2009 04:00 am

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Brookings entrepreneur Robert Snyder moves customers with his 53-foot Mayflower moving van. The Pilot/Marjorie Woodfin
Brookings entrepreneur Robert Snyder, who has had more than 12 years experience in the moving business, took on the biggest rig of his life on Nov. 1 – a 53-foot Mayflower moving van.

“It can hold up to four households full of goods,” Snyder said as he showed off his newest equipment earlier this week.

Snyder is the Mayflower agent/local service administrator in Curry County, in association with Olsen and Fielding Moving Service.

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Hair Circuit’s Deborah Margaret celebrates 30 years
October 31, 2009 05:00 am
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Hair Circuit owner Deborah Margaret Crawford, center, celebrates 30 years of continuous service at hear Brookings salon with customers, some of whom have been coming to her for 29 years. The Pilot/Marge Woodfin
Deborah Margaret Crawford served truffles and roses to clients who joined her Wednesday, Oct. 21, to help celebrate 30 years of continuous hair styling at her salon, The Hair Circuit Salon, at 344 Tanbark Ave. She came to Brookings two years earlier, straight from completion of her training and licensing, but didn’t move into her present location until 1979.

A number of her current clients have been regulars at The Hair Circuit since the opening.

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