Kudos to the Oregon Senate for passing HB 3298, back on to the house. Time to write the house of rep’s!
I’ve been getting a lot of requests about putting pictures of fly’s in the app. I’m mulling over the idea but need to know, would you want pictures of the actual fly, or patterns?
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An update on the Metolius river bill in the Oregon house and senate. Please write your congressman today and help stop the destination resorts! The update is from Central Oregon Land Watch
Metolius Update: Metolius Protection Act switches vehicles, passes Senate Rules Committee 3-2!
June 4, 2009
Yesterday afternoon, on a party-line 3-2 vote, House Bill 3298 passed the Senate Rules Committee and is now headed to the Senate Floor. The original language of HB 3298, which relates to land reserves, was replaced with the language from House Bill 3100, and is now identical to that bill.
Why did this happen? House Bill 3100 has been stuck in the House Rules Committee for several weeks now, and although a worksession was held last Friday, House leadership has been hesitant to move the bill. HB 3298 has already passed the House, and if the Senate approves it, the bill would go straight back to the House Floor for confirmation and in doing so save precious time in a session that is growing shorter by the day.
It’s expected that HB 3298 will hit the Senate Floor within a matter of days, and so we’d ask you, in addition to continuing to write the Representatives listed below, if you haven’t recently done so, to also contact the Senators listed below as well as your own Senators to ask for their support on HB 3298. (Complete Senate contact information is located here: http://www.leg.state.or.us/senate)
House Bill 3100 is still sitting in the House Rules Committee, but it now appears that HB 3298 is going to be the vehicle for the Metolius Protection Act of 2009. With at most three and a half weeks left in the session, time is growing short to pass this historic legislation, and we will need everyone’s support to ensure that happens.
As soon as there’s additional movement on the bill, we’ll be back in touch with updated information. Thanks for all your support, and for hanging in there with us throughout this long session. We’re almost there, and with you’re help we’ll bring this bill home.
Representative Contact List:
Representative Arnie Roblan (Coos Bay D-9)
Capitol Phone: 503-986-1409
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-272, Salem, OR, 97301
Representative Vicki Berger (Salem R-20)
Capitol Phone: 503-986-1420
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE., H-479, Salem, OR, 97301
Representative Bob Jenson (Pendleton R-58)
Capitol Phone: 503-986-1458
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE., H-481, Salem, OR, 97301
Representative Mary Nolan (Portland D-36)
Capitol Phone: 503-986-1436
Capitol Address: 900 Court St NE, H-295, Salem, OR, 97301
Representative Dave Hunt, Speaker of the House (Clackamas County D-40)
Capitol Phone: 503-986-1200
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, 269, Salem, OR, 97301
Representative Jeff Barker (Aloha D-28)
Capitol Phone: 503-986-1428
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE., H-491, Salem, OR, 97301
Representative Brent Barton (Clackamas D-51)
Capitol Phone: 503-986-1451
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-386, Salem, OR, 97301
Representative Jean Cowan (Newport D-10)
Capitol Phone: 503-986-1410
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-376, Salem, OR, 97301
Representative Betty Komp (Woodburn D-22)
Capitol Phone: 503-986-1422
Capitol Address: 900 Court St NE, H-273, Salem, OR, 97301
Representative Greg Matthews (Gresham D-50)
Capitol Phone: 503-986-1450
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-379, Salem, OR, 97301
Representative Scott Bruun (West Linn R-37)
Capitol Phone: 503-986-1437
Capitol Address: 900 Court St NE, H-477, Salem, OR, 97301
Representative Greg Smith (Heppner R-57)
Capitol Phone: 503-986-1457
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE., H-482, Salem, OR, 97301
Representative Bill Kennemer (Oregon City R-39)
Capitol Phone: 503-986-1439
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-380, Salem, OR, 97301
Representative Bruce L Hanna, House Republican Leader (Roseburg R-7)
Capitol Phone: 503-986-1407
Capitol Address: 900 Court St NE H-395, Salem, OR, 97301
Representative Sal Esquivel (Medford R-6)
Capitol Phone: 503-986-1406
Capitol Address: 900 Court St NE, H-483, Salem, OR, 97301
Senate Contact List:
Senator Suzanne Bonamici (NE Washington/NW Multnomah Counties D-17)
Capitol Phone: 503-986-1717
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-403, Salem, OR, 97301
Senator Margaret Carter (Portland, D-22)
Capitol Phone: 503-986-1722
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE., S-209, Salem, OR, 97301
Senator Rick Metsger (Mt. Hood, D-26)
Capitol Phone: 503-986-1726
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE., S-315, Salem, OR, 97301
Senator Frank Morse (Albany, R-8)
Capitol Phone: 503-986-1708
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE., S-311, Salem, OR, 97301
Senator Vicki Walker (Eugene, D-7)
Capitol Phone: 503-986-1707
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE., S-309, Salem, OR, 97301
Check it out, The Hatch Lite has been released. It’s a free version of The Hatch with Oregon rivers only.
Hang tight, there’s another update coming, with rivers from California, Wyoming, and Colorado.
Apple seems to be taking their sweet time in approving things now, The Hatch Lite has been sitting out there for over 10 days now, still awaiting approval and version 1.1.1 update has been there for close to a week now. I remember hearing that developers were getting kind of tired of the waits; I’m starting to understand their resentment.
Go to the app store and update to version 1.1.
The Hatch 1.1 will be released as soon as Apple approves it. One of the biggest improvements is going to be the responsiveness of the ‘i’ button. This little bit of code made a world of difference.
CGRect newInfoButtonRect = CGRectMake(infoButton.frame.origin.x-25, infoButton.frame.origin.y-25, infoButton.frame.size.width+50, infoButton.frame.size.height+50); [infoButton setFrame:newInfoButtonRect];So hang in there for version 1.1. It will also include 9 more rivers for Washington State.
An updated version of the Hatch is coming out. Version 1.1 includes 9 more rivers in Washington state, updated application icon, and credits to Bill Marshall for his awesome artwork.
You can download The Hatch now in iTunes! The Hatch or search the App Store of ‘The Hatch’!
Imagine you are planning a trip to the Yellowstone River in June and want to know what to fill your fly box with? Or if you are organizing your flies for a trip tomorrow and need to know what to pack. Make planning your fly fishing trip a little easier with ‘The Hatch’. ‘The Hatch’ gives you a hatch chart in your pocket. With information spanning over 30 rivers in 4 western states *** More Rivers Coming *** Simply pick the Month, State, and River and you will be provided with helpful information including recommended patterns. ‘The Hatch’ works offline, so its use can be found on the river where service may not exist. More states and rivers will be provided in future releases