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The charismatic manager of the North Shore Business Improvement Association suddenly resigned on Thursday morning. Peter Mutrie, an enthusiastic champion for North Kamloops businesses, announced his decision effective immediately during the monthly board of directors meeting. meeting began. Mutrie could not be reached for comment. Director Jeff Douglas said he did not expect the announcement. “It took the wind out of our sails for that meeting, let’s put it that way,” he said. Mutrie has been managing the organization for about 12 years and during his time, had a significant impact on the improvements to the area’s commercial interests, said Douglas. “It leaves a big hole for us. Peter’s been there for so long, knows everybody, has more or less been the face of the North Shore.” Mutrie’s administrative assistant of the past four months said she was also stunned. “He didn’t give any reason as far as I know,” said Dorothy Felling, who was also at the meeting. “I think people are surprised. I know I didn’t see it coming and I worked with him.” Douglas said Mutrie has talked about doing different things in the past. But the way the resignation happened was bewildering. Mutrie was heavily involved in the successful implementation of the North Shore neighbourhood plan and safety initiatives. He also led the charge on beautifying the area. “He would roll up his sleeves, he was out there doing clean ups, getting planters, murals. You name it, he was there,” said Douglas. The NSBIA plans to commemorate Mutrie for his efforts sometime in the future. The City of Kamloops taxes 324 North Shore businesses 2.5 per cent on behalf of the NSBIA. Felling, who will run the NSBIA while a new manager is sought, did not know what the total amount of taxes added up to. “Peter took care of all the budgeting,” she said. The organization has already hired a management consultant to assist in finding a new manager as quickly as possible, said Douglas. Lynda Douglas, NSBIA chairperson, issued a two sentence statement announcing his resignation on Thursday afternoon. “The board of directors would like to announce that Peter Mutrie resigned as manager of the NSBIA today Nov. 8 effective immediately,” read the statement. “We would like to thank him for his contribution to Kamloops North Shore and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavours.” Douglas could not be reached for comment.
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Where: Boulder Municipal Building, 1777 Broadway

An elaborate, illegal mountain bike trail has been uncovered by Boulder open space rangers on the north side of Flagstaff Mountain in nearly the same spot as a rogue trail that the city destroyed a decade ago.

Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks rangers discovered the trail March 19. A ranger who was checking on the property which is closed to protect nesting golden eagles and is designated a sensitive wildlife habitat spotted someone riding a mountain bike down the hill.

The ranger ticketed the rider and found a mile long trail that stretches from the summit of Flagstaff Mountain nearly to Eben G. Fine Park.”It was built by somebody with some knowledge of trail construction,” said Steve Mertz, a spokesman for Open Space and Mountain Parks. “But it was not built to be sustainable. We’re already seeing people go off of this trail and causing braiding,” or segments of new sub trails.

‘Angry Ranger Trail’ resurfaces

The path is clear of most rocks and vegetation and is about 18 inches wide all the way up the mountain. It’s aligned almost entirely straight downhill, along the fall line of the mountain.

“It’s a pretty extreme mountain bike trail,” Mertz said. “This is not a trail that we would have ever built.”

The extreme design is among the many reasons why open space officials are worried about the trail.

“When you build a trail right down a fall line, it will cause eroding over time,” Mertz said.

Indeed, rainwater and snow runoff has begun to dig large trenches along the bare dirt. Tire marks from bikes are also imprinted along sections of the trail, a fallen tree has been shredded into mulch by chain rings and a steep section has been ground to bare dirt by braking rear tires.

Mertz said it could take “hundreds of hours” of work to restore the property, and rangers will begin monitoring the site for violators.

He said he believes the trail is known within the cycling community as the “Angry Ranger Trail” hardly an official title which began as an illegal biking trail about 10 years ago. The city destroyed the trail after it was first discovered.

He said the new trail appears to follow some of the same segments as the one a decade ago, but whoever constructed this one moved most of it to new locations.

‘A higher standard’ in raptor areas

Joe Reale, ranger supervisor for Open Space and Mountain Parks,
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said the “first and the biggest problem” with the trail is that the starting point near the summit is close to nesting golden eagles.

“Raptors are very susceptible to disturbance,” he said, adding that the “entire section of land there that this trail goes through was designated as a habitat conservation area.”

When raptors aren’t nesting, the north face of Flagstaff Mountain is accessible to hikers, but only after applying for a permit.

“There’s a higher standard and high expectation in terms of visitor behavior,” Reale said of the area.

The rider who was stopped by the ranger March 19 was ticketed for using a mountain bike in a prohibited area and for violating the raptor closure order. Both charges are municipal offenses that carry fines up to $1,000 each and possible jail time.

Open space and other city officials refused to release the cyclist’s name Monday.

Patrick von Keyserling, a city spokesman, said it is city policy to require an open records request for such information, which could take several days for a response. The city, however, routinely releases information through verbal requests or news releases about people who are ticketed or arrested.

Illegal trailbuilding ‘not going to end’

News of the trail’s discovery comes just days before the Boulder City Council is set to decide whether to allow mountain bikes access within the West Trail Study Area which sits west of Boulder and includes some of the most popular open space in the county.

The proposal headed to the council includes two possible mountain bike trails. One would connect Eldorado Canyon with Walker Ranch, and one would connect Boulder Canyon to Flagstaff Mountain via Chapman Drive. The proposal does not include mountain bike access to the rest of the system.

Jason Vogel, president of the Boulder Mountainbike Alliance, said the group would never support building or riding on illegal trails.

“We certainly don’t condone any illegal trailbuilding or trespassing or any of the other things that we know are happening,
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” he said. “We work to educate our membership and the public as to what the rules are.”

He said he isn’t concerned about the Flagstaff trail influencing the City Council’s decision because he thinks the current climate is against mountain bikes anyway.

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FILE In tis Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, file photo, North Korean Hyon Song Wol, head of North Korea’s art troupe, gets off a bus as she arrives at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea. Hyon, the photogenic leader of Kim Jong Un’s hand picked. FILE In tis Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, file photo, North Korean Hyon Song Wol, head of North Korea’s art troupe, gets off a bus as she arrives at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea. Hyon, the photogenic leader of Kim Jong Un’s hand picked.

ERIC TALMADGE, The Associated Press PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) Just a few years ago, she was reportedly executed by a North Korean firing squad. Now, Pyongyang’s top pop diva is a senior ruling party official and a surprise headliner in the run up to the South Korean Winter Olympics.

Hyon Song Wol, the photogenic leader of Kim Jong Un’s hand picked Moranbong Band, has made two excursions across the Demilitarized Zone as a negotiator and advance team leader working out the details of Kim’s surprise offer for the North to participate in the Pyeongchang Games.

South Korea’s media have been treating her like a true K pop celebrity.

On Monday, as she wrapped up her latest visit and prepared to return to Pyongyang, the South’s Yonhap news agency reported a large crowd waited outside her hotel for a glimpse of her eating breakfast. Journalists, it noted, received only a “subtle smile” in response to their questions before she was whisked away with the North Korean delegation.

But not all South Koreans welcomed her or North Korea’s plan to join the games.

After a visit to the eastern city of Gangneung, Hyon was met at Seoul railway station by about 150 to 200 activists. The demonstrators later burned Kim’s photo, a North Korean flag and a “unification flag” the rival Koreas plan to carry during the opening ceremony.

North Korea is expected to send 22 athletes, a demonstration taekwondo team, several hundred members of an all female cheering group and the 140 member Samjiyon Band to the games.

Hyon will lead the Samjiyon Band, which is made up of an orchestra with dancers and vocalists.

Hyon is no stranger to the South Korean media.

Several years ago, it was widely reported in South Korea that she had been executed in connection with a salacious sex and porn scandal. She appeared on North Korean television the following year, effectively putting that theory to rest. She is now an alternate member of the ruling party’s powerful central committee, making her one of the most influential women in the country.

Viewed from North Korea, the South’s intense interest in Hyon and the frenzied megastar treatment given her are somewhat ironic. There are no paparazzi in North Korea and no celebrity news. Whatever “hype” any performer receives depends completely on what the government wants the public to see.

Hyon’s role in the pre Olympic preparations is a good example. It has received virtually no coverage in North Korea’s official media, which hasn’t said much at all about whom it is sending. And while Hyon is the leader of North Korea’s best known pop band, the overriding message is that in North Korea there is only one megastar, Kim Jong Un. The Moranbong Band was created specifically to sing his praises.

The band, which has 10 or so members, made its debut in 2012, less than a year after Kim assumed power upon the death of his father, Kim Jong Il. Hyon and the band were supposed to make their international debut in Beijing in 2015, but that plan was derailed mysteriously at the last minute.

The women’s short skirts, electric guitars, suggestive shimmies and inclusion of some Western music early on generated quite a lot of speculation about how it was a sign the Kim Jong Un regime would be more open to the outside world.

The band has instead been a stalwart component of the North’s time tested propaganda machine.

It has held firmly to the party line with lyrics that inevitably stress love and devotion to Kim Jong Un or hail the wisdom of the ruling party and the values of selfless sacrifice and “single minded unity.” It frequently is called on to perform for major party events often with Kim Jong Un, the military and missiles on big screens behind them and alternate between mini skirts and military uniforms when they take the stage.

Kim Jong Il, who was much more involved in the arts, and particularly in filmmaking, also founded a band, which he called the Pochonbo Electronic Ensemble. It was known for its synthesizer heavy sound and Hyon was a prominent member.

While still guaranteed a special role as the “soft” face of Kim’s regime, the novelty of Moranbong Band might be wearing thin.

A similar group, the Chongbong Band, was created in 2015 in what appeared to be an effort to revive interest in a similar kind of vaguely youth oriented, pop influenced music.

But the regime doesn’t seem to be promoting the Chongbong Band very seriously and it now rarely appears in public.
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Sunday at the Wood River High School Performing Arts Center, 13800 Wood River Road.

“Enlightened Piano” concerts are “inspiring, encouraging and uplifting.” Three professional pianists Louis Colaiannia from Denver, Donovan Johnson from Omaha and Cathy Oakes from Nashville will perform original works in a round robin style concert format.

Colaiannia is a native of Denver and has pursued music his entire life, with the simple goal of sharing his gift with the world. He has been described as an “incredible composer and performer with a touch of Tesh, Brickman and Yanni all rolled into one.”

From Johnson’s roots in rural Midwestern America to the streets of London, his original piano music combines a mixture of contemporary, classical and country styles.

Oaks began piano lessons at the age of 6, but quickly got bored. Her parents sold the piano when her mother found her lying on the piano stool trying to play with her toes! In spite of the early setback, she found her love for music through marching band and high school choir and began to seriously study piano. After two years of trying to decide whether to major in piano or voice at West Virginia Wesleyan College, she finally chose piano.

There is no admission charge, thanks to support of the Celebrate Wood River Concert Series from the Donna Lee Moyer Performing Arts Gift, Wood River Foundation, the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. Sunday at the Burlington Station, Sixth and Plum streets. Borglum lived and ranched four miles west of Cairo in the 1880s and 1890s. He was the brother of Gutzon Borglum, who sculpted Mount Rushmore. Solon also was a sculptor, doing much of his work in the Cairo area.

The program is free for society members; admission is $5 for non members. For more information, call Annette Davis at (308) 226 2465. Sunday. Bring a date if you have one! Popcorn, cookies and lemonade will be provided.

Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively) has miraculously remained a youthful 29 years of age for nearly eight decades, never allowing herself to get close to anyone lest they discover her secret. However, a chance encounter with a charismatic philanthropist named Ellis Jones (Michiel Huisman) reawakens Adaline’s long suppressed passion for life and romance. When a weekend with Ellis’ parents threatens to expose the truth, Adaline makes a decision that changes her life forever. Rated PG 13.

For more information, call Kathleen Nonneman at (308) 385 5333.

Dance showcase set for Saturday

Smitty’s Performing Arts Center will host an Extreme Team Showcase Saturday at Northwest High School. in the Northwest auditorium. Tickets will also be available at the door.

For more information, call (308) 384 2787. to midnight Saturday at Bable’s Barn.

Freewill donations will go towards helping the department raise funds to help purchase a new ambulance; no tax money will be used. Monday at the Grand Island Senior High School Auditorium, 2124 N. Lafayette Ave.

The concert is sponsored by the Grand Island Concert Association. Admission is by membership in the association.

From revered classical pieces to Gershwin, Donnelly and Wolak entertain audiences with virtuosity, familiar melodies and a profound passion for music and performing.

The program will range from “Flight of the Bumblebee” by Rimsky Korsakov, Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” to Oscar Peterson’s “Hymn to Freedom.”

Memberships are still available to attend this concert, as well as concerts for the remainder of the season. The schedule includes the Piano Men on Tuesday, April 19, and Salut Salon, an acrobatic quartet on Tuesday, May 3.
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DANVILLE Dying from a drug overdose is not a young person’s disease in Montour County, according to County Coroner Scott Lynn Sr.

The average age from a drug overdose death in the county is 43, he told the Columbia Montour Boroughs Association Thursday night in the Danville municipal building.

With Lynn handling deaths from 27 counties because of the area Geisinger Medical Center covers, he said 80 percent of traffic deaths in North Central Pennsylvania relate to someone having drugs in their system. “Folks I have prosecuted in the criminal justice system, if you saw them in Weis or in Giant, you would have no idea of their problem,” she said.

Lynn said the range of overdose deaths is from an average person to a doctor about 1 and a half years ago who died of a fentanyl overdose. “People coming out of rehab may start using the same amount they had before they went in and their body can’t tolerate it, he said.

The coroner said no place is immune to overdose deaths. A young woman was discovered dead and had been dead for about 12 hours after taking a painkiller while visiting her boyfriend, who was a patient in Geisinger Medical Center, he said.

Mattis said some people don’t report opioid related crimes such as the mother who didn’t want to prosecute after discovering it was her daughter using her credit card. “We do everything we can to prosecute people selling drugs,” she said.

Statewide, there has been an uptick in overdose deaths from fentanyl which is 50 times more powerful than heroin, Mattis said. There is also car fentanyl which is 100 times stronger than fentanyl, she said. “Why smuggle in a trunk of heroin when you can smuggle in a vial,” she said.

Saying you can’t punish the addiction out of someone, she said drug court in the two counties involves a three year program and a short period of incarceration.

She didn’t have figures on the success rate since the program hasn’t been around that long. Success can be measured if the person is clean five to 10 years after graduating from the program, she said.

Mattis said the county is working on a grant process for law enforcement to carry Narcan that can bring an opioid overdose back from the brink of death. The drug can also be used to protect police if they are inadvertently exposed to a drug, she said.

In the past few months, friends administered Narcan on a man who overdosed, Lynn said. “The key is if it is used, the person needs to go to the hospital,” he said.

After the man was revived, his friends left and returned later to find him dead, he said. The effects of the drug only last so long and you can’t leave the person alone once the drug is administered, he said.
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