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Dueling rainbows

Nice visuals to take a break from the back-and-forth venom in the comments section, these two rainbow shots from J Smersh:

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From Jen Hough:

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Beyond Locals Only, Volume V: Ethics and the City

There is a “study session” on “ethics” in Ocean Shores today .  . . *What are the “ethics” of the mayor — who has taken it upon herself to be the city’s (i.e., taxpayers’) labor negotiations representative — being “Facebook … Continue reading

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“Snowy Point,” anyone?

By J Smersh, one of the big whites hanging out at (of course) Damon Point — or should we call it “Snowy Point”? Up close and personal: Long shot:

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Storm clearing photos

From J. Smersh:  

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Ocean Shores cliches

Vote for your favorite 289 cliche: a) “If you don’t like it, move!” b) “The tax/levy/lid lift increase only costs as much as a latte a month” c) “It wasn’t us – the mistakes were made in the past!” d) … Continue reading

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Only-in-the-Shores photo

Gary Iversen, our man on the dock, strikes again for another Duck Lake beauty:

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Breaking news: God to retire!

“If the Pope can do it, why not Me?” So said God, in an exclusive interview with Beyond Locals Only in which he confirmed rumors that have been swirling around the clouds: After creating and ruling over the universe for … Continue reading

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Signs o’ the times

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Cool photo

From J. Smersh, taken this afternoon near the marina:

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Taken by Jen Hough:

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Snowy pics

From Tim Moon, who notes, “Attached pics of snowy owl taken Friday afternoon about 3:30. He was just off the beach in the dunes behind the Snuggler’s Cove Resort cabins on Marine View Drive (next to the Shrimp Boat Deli). … Continue reading

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Beyond Locals Only, Volume 5: The sound of (union) laughter

“Your unions over there in Ocean Shores don’t hold a candle – or even a flashlight – to our labor boosters!” That was Tome O’Scanlinn, sounding two (maybe even three) sheets to the wind as he crowed out his usual … Continue reading

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City of Ocean Shores 2012 salaries, all

Information provided by the city in answer to a public records request for 201 payments (including overtime, bonuses, etc.) to all City of Ocean Shores employees: Ocean Shores 2012 salaries

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Big cargo ship going out to sea

Emma Davis photo of this big one making an Ocean Shores sail-by:

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Six Ocean Shores employees took home more than $100,000 in 2012

Earnings (including overtime, longevity pay and other bonuses) of City of Ocean Shores highest-paid employees in 2012: Mike Styner, police/fire chief, $118,159.70. Russ Fitts, assistant police chief, $115,757.20. Curt Begley, firefighter/paramedic/acting fire marshal, $108,618.81. Don Grossi, police officer, $108,226.72. Michael … Continue reading

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O.S. break-in victim: Kids had booze, sex party, “totally trashed the place”

“Going in there it was just like a scene from hell.” Last month, the Ocean Shores Police Department issued a press release, announcing that 10 boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 17 and an 18-year-old were “involved” … Continue reading

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The ocean: nice even when cloudy

Gary Iversen photo captures the awesomeness of nature:

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Beyond Locals Only, Volume 4: Getting Biblical

“Do you really administer justice, you mighty ones? Do you judge rightly, you men? Rather do you plan evil in your heart, and your wicked hands deal out injustice in the land. . . .Let them pass like the snail … Continue reading

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“Old Timey Beach Photo”

From Jen Hough:

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“Wind, Waves, Wind Mills and the Massive Cargo Vessel SIEM CAR CARRIERS – DRESDEN”

Another nice shipping photo from Emma Davis, photographing all things down-by-the-Jetty:

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Brilliant, “Only in Ocean Shores” photo!

From Sam Bach:

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City of Ocean Shores’ Top 10 Goofs: 2008-2013

The “oops, we forgot to include interest” goof in Street LID budgeting (thanks, Ken Lanfear!). That, and/or lack of management (pick your poison) sends the project spiraling out of control, nearly 50 percent over original budget. The City of Ocean … Continue reading

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O.S. union contracts, with MOU

Long ago, i posted all the union contracts signed in 2007 on northcoastnews.com – but you know what happened to that site. The info posted below is for all four union contracts (but not the “Exempt Employees” group of managers … Continue reading

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Was the library “RFQ” process fair and transparent?

Copy of email sent last month to Ocean Shores Mayor Crystal Dingler, librarian Keitha Owen and the library board. There was no response from Dingler and Owen to the questions posed. At the July 2012 library board meeting, Keitha Owen … Continue reading

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