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Lucky 7 breaks ground for hotel

 

SMITH RIVER – Though the earthmoving equipment has been on site for a week, the Smith River Rancheria Tribal Council officially broke ground Tuesday for a 71-room hotel at the Lucky 7 Casino.

The $10 million project should be completed in about 10 months. The three-story 47,000-square-foot  facility will feature ocean views, an indoor swimming pool, a workout area and suites of up to 900 square feet. 

 

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C&K Markets adds two stores to existing chain

Brookings-based C&K Markets announced this week that it is adding two more stores to its chain of markets in Oregon.

C&K, which owns ShopSmart and Ray’s Food Place markets, will be taking over Select Market in Drain and the Philomath Thriftway in Philomath

Drain is a rural town with deep roots in the logging industry and is at the crossroads of Oregon Route 99 and 38, at a pass in the Coast Range on the way to the Pacific Ocean, according to a C&K press release.

 

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South Coast Humane Society chosen Business of the Year

South Coast Humane Society in Brookings has been selected Business of the Year Award by Brookings-Harbor Chamber of Commerce.

Each year the chamber asks its membership for nominations for the award, according to Les Cohen, chamber executive director. Nominees are businesses that are not only successful, but that have also been actively involved in the community during the past year, emulating the chamber’s mission “… of helping to create and maintain a viable economy that provides all citizens with a high quality of life.”

Nominations are reviewed by the chamber’s board of directors and awardees are selected by a majority vote. 

 

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New look for Chetco Pharmacy and Gifts

Doug Nidiffer, chairman of the board for C&K Market Inc., holds a ribbon outside the newly remodeled Chetco Pharmacy and Gifts on Chetco Avenue Saturday as Brookings City Council Ron Hedenskog and City Manager Gary Milliman, right, look on. C&K Market purchased the store last year. Submitted photo

Prominent Chetco Avenue properties on the market

 

Simplify. 

That’s the goal behind Tim Patterson’s selling some of his prominent holdings in Brookings.

“It’s entirely related to economic times – and I’m getting old,” he said with a laugh. “It’s a combination.”

 

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Mortuary installs new crematory

 

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Construction workers install the new Thermtec Cremator into an unfinished mortuary addition. The Pilot/Jef Hatch
Redwood Memorial Chapel recently took delivery of a new, state-of-the-art Thermtec Cremator.

“We felt it was time to upgrade,” said the Chapel’s President Travis Sandusky in the decision to replace the older cremation equipment. 

 

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Brands put their hands into selling crafts

 

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Laurie Brand shows yarn, fabric and supplies available at her Gold Beach shop, By My Hand, on Ellensburg Avenue. The Pilot/Valiant Corley

GOLD BEACH – Laurie Brand says business has been good and she’s having the time of her life since she opened By My Hand, a yarn and fabric store at 29795 Ellensburg Ave. a few weeks ago.

Brand said husband Doug was remodeling their house.

“Doug was tearing down our den and I said ‘I need to find some place to put my stuff.’ So Doug says ‘Why not open a shop?’ So I got the store here to knit and do my stuff,” she said.

 

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Freeman Marine expanding facility

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Joe Kolp prepares to use the company’s new waterjet cutter at the Hunter Creek facility. Submitted photo
Gold Beach’s Freeman Marine Equipment, purchased by a Canadian-based company in November, is preparing to expand its facility and production products starting in July, officials announced.

Freeman Marine outfits vessels worldwide – megayachts, sailing yachts, expedition vessels, offshore trawlers, and large sport cruisers as well as patrol and commercial boats – with watertight marine closures.

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Mainbrace Technologies expands into Gold Beach

Brookings-based  Mainbrace Technologies, Inc.,  has announced that it is merging with AES Computers of Gold Beach.

“We are pleased to be able to bring to Gold Beach businesses and individual computer users the same broad range of computer services and sales that we are presently offering in Brookings,” said Mainbrace owner Jim Relaford.

Those services, Relaford said, include designing Wi-Fi hotspots for motels, hotels and RV parks, and virus removal  from individual computers.


 

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CFCU offers credit report, fraud detection class

Chetco Federal Credit Union (CFCU) will offer a class “Understanding Your Credit Report and Fraud Detection,” free to the public, at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in the Community Room at the Southern Oregon Community College campus, 96082 Lone Ranch Parkway. 

The class will shed light on the details of credit reporting and educate guests on today’s most common types of fraud.

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    Oil prices steadied at $50 a barrel after a 5 percent drop and badly bruised commodity and Chinese markets were calmer generally on Tuesday, as investors attempted to shake off the recent turbulence. government bonds were in demand as the region opened, but there was some respite for commodities and their related currency and share markets.
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    The overall Athens General Index (.ATG) was down around 4 percent after opening higher. Gaming group OPAP (OPAr.AT) was up 3.5 percent and Aegean Airlines (AGNr.AT gained 2.7 percent. The Athens index lost 16.2 percent on Monday, the worst fall on record, wiping out nearly 8 billion euros of market value as investors worried about a new bailout from the European Union and reacted to Greece's worsening economy.
  • China stock exchanges step up crackdown on short-selling
    SHANGHAI/HONG KONG (Reuters) - China stepped up a crackdown on short-selling of shares on Tuesday, unveiling rules that make it harder for speculators to profit from hourly price changes, as some of the nation's major brokerages suspended their short-selling businesses. China's stock exchanges and market watchdogs are cracking down on short-selling as part of a government-run effort to prevent a collapse in the country's markets, which have lost almost 30 percent of their value since peaking in June. On Tuesday, as the markets regained ground, major brokerages Citic Securities and Huatai Securities said they would temporarily halt their short-selling services.

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