first_imgFootnote: City-County Observer Comment Policy. Be kind to people. Personal attacks or harassment will not be tolerated and shall be removed from our site.  FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare,“Right Jab-Middle Jab And Left Jab” was created because we have a couple of commenters that post on a daily basis either in our “IS IT TRUE” or “Readers Forum” columns concerning National or International issues.The majority of our “IS IT TRUE” columns are about local or state issues, so we have decided to give our more opinionated readers exclusive access to our newly created “LEFT JAB and Middle Jab and RIGHT JAB”  column. They now have this post to exclusively discuss national or world issues that they feel passionate about.We shall be posting the “LEFT JAB” AND “MIDDLE JAB” AND “RIGHT JAB” several times a week.  Oh, “LEFT JAB” is a liberal view, “MIDDLE JAB” is the libertarian view and the “RIGHT JAB is representative of the more conservative views. Also, any reader who would like to react to the written comments in this column is free to do so. “Right Jab-Middle Jab And Left Jab” was created because we have a couple of commenters that post on a daily basis either in our “IS IT TRUE” or “Readers Forum” columns concerning National or International issues.The majority of our “IS IT TRUE” columns are about local or state issues, so we have decided to give our more opinionated readers exclusive access to our newly created “LEFT JAB and Middle Jab and RIGHT JAB”  column. They now have this post to exclusively discuss national or world issues that they feel passionate about.We shall be posting the “LEFT JAB” AND “MIDDLE JAB” AND “RIGHT JAB” several times a week.  Oh, “LEFT JAB” is a liberal view, “MIDDLE JAB” is the libertarian view and the “RIGHT JAB is representative of the more conservative views. Also, any reader who would like to react to the written comments in this column is free to do so.Today’s “Readers Poll’ question is: Are you please with the overall economic progress of North Main Street since it’s been renovated?If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected]last_img read more

first_imgBAKERSFIELD, Calif. – Ethan Dotson has found IMCA success in his last two visits to the Midwest.He’s hoping that storyline continues a third time, when he returns for the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.Dotson finished fourth in the Saturday night Northern SportMod main event at Boone Speedway last September. Now a rookie in the Modified division, the 16-year-old from Bakersfield, Calif., turned heads all around the racing world by winning the Aug. 4 Harris Clash at Hamilton County Speedway.“I’d always dreamed of driving a Modified and it’s the class I plan on staying in,” said Dotson, who will start his junior year at Independence High School two and a half weeks before open night at Super Nation­als. “Hopefully I can keep on learning and getting better.”The decision was made last September to send Dotson back to Iowa in early summer. He got his career first Modified win on April 17 at Kings Speedway, one of 19 starts he made to start the season in the Larry Shaw Racing Western Region.Following the Memorial holiday weekend and then a three-week break to get the car and trailer ready, Dotson made the long tow to Iowa with his father Wayne. He stayed with Northern SportMod driver Rocky Cau­dle in Ellsworth and kept the car at Bob Harris Enterprises in Ames.“There is a lot of very good competition in this division. I think the cars are harder to drive (than SportMods) and there are tons of adjustments you can make on the setup,” summed up Dotson.His 20-plus stops in the Midwest came at eight Iowa venues where sanctioned Modifieds run weekly, plus Nodak Speedway and five Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Tour shows.Dotson’s best BMS North Central Region feature finish prior to the Clash was third.“That was a great win. Everything fell into place for us that night,” he said. “It’s awesome to be the Harris Clash champion but you still have to go out and prove yourself the next night.”He proved himself at Super Nationals last season after qualifying on the second night at Boone.“We set our goals pretty high but to run fourth at Super Nationals was something else. We ran Boone and a few (three) weekly shows this summer and learned a lot. Hopefully we’ll be able to take that to Super Na­tionals,” said Dotson. “I’m like every other driver. To make the show would be incredible, but I think making a qualifying feature would be pretty good, too.”In addition to Bob Harris Enterprises, his primary sponsors include Golden Empire Towing, Kern Green­way Pest Inc., KB Pump Supply and Perry Henry Race Prep, all of Bakersfield.last_img read more

first_imgFacebook76Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of OlympiaOlympia’s Traffic Box Wrap project turns electrical boxes found on sidewalks & street corners into a collection of public art pieces. The wraps not only beautify our City but also greatly reduce the amount of graffiti on the boxes and the maintenance hours required to clean them. Forty-four designs by local artists are now live for public vote.Vote Now through the End of FebruaryHow to VoteVoting for 2019 is now live and will continue through February 28, 2019. To vote, community members should visit the 2019 Traffic Box Wrap Designs album on the City’s Facebook Page, look through all 44 designs and choose their favorites works by “liking” the images. You can like as many or as few as you want.At the end of the public vote, the ten images with the most likes are printed as vinyl canvases and installed on traffic boxes around town.Participating ArtistsAdrianna GordonAlice LiouAmanda PearmanAngie Lea RegensburgBartholomew LynchBrad RinkeCassandra LuceroCMarie NorthwestColson UtterCrisha L YantisDanae BaileyDarcy GoedeckeDarishma AlphonseDavid WallDeborah HendersonDivina ClarkDoyle FanningEdgar MartinezEli UtterEowyn GrubbsGay M HoffmanJahla BrownJames KrugJane WingfieldJannah KirklandJudy CookKimberly SaltielKimy PetersonKris SproulLaurel HennLu HannaMichele A. BurtonMissy MaxwellNancy BroachORLA – Collaborative piece by teen artistsP Calavara (Rick Perry)PaigePat TassoniRobyn ChanceSandra WallaceShelly MetzgerSusan AurandTeri BevelacquaTrixy Eichlerlast_img read more