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By Mark Hebert

Skatepark for Malta

Collaborative effort by handful of locals, and donation from righteous rocker, make new skatepark in Malta a reality


April 20, 2016

Mark Hebert

CHECKING OUT THE GROUNDS...Keith Powers and Bill Coulon of Evergreen Skateparks scout the site at Hill Crest Park where a skate board park will be built in Malta with Ashley Stuart, Travis Rhoads and Malta Public Work's Director Jim Truelove. (Noot the Dog checks out the cameraman.)

Like a runaway skateboarder flying down Ruby Ave, the news of Malta's planned skatepark has been fast and furious since going before the Malta City Council last Tuesday.

At that meeting, Ashley Stuart, Travis Rhoads, Shane Carnahan and Laura Pankratz – all from different organizations, but all with the same thing on their minds – pled their case to the council members on the virtues of a skatepark. The council heard that Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament would be donating $50,000, free of charge, to build a skatepark in Malta and that if things fell into place, construction would start on M...

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