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Friends of the Owyhee hit another milestone, open first office in Ontario

From left: Cathy Yasuda, Tim Davis, Katalin Plummer, Kelly Richmond, Becky Reed, MJ Winter, Sammy Castonguay and John Breidenbach. (Courtesy of Friends of the Owyhee)

ONTARIO – Employees at Friends of the Owyhee might prefer to have their work station somewhere out in the great expanse of the 9 million-acre Owyhee region, but that would mean forgoing internet and cell phone service.

Six years after its creation, Friends of the Owyhee will have its first office, located within the Ontario Aquatic Center in a new partnership with the Ontario Recreation District. The office is located on the west side of the building in the old weight room.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony christened the new office last week.

With a permanent office, three full-time employees and a six-person board of directors, Friends of the . . .