19-25 Atherton St, WhitfieldAccording to RE/MAX selling agent Keith Masotto, the lavish master bedroom, ensuite and parents retreat were extensions built by the miner and his wife.Flamingo Bay Research founders David and Elizabeth Tomlinson were the next owners and installed the playground complete with CCTV devices to keep an eye on the kids.Finally, after 17 years, Les and Tania Williams are selling the colourful and historical property. 19-25 Atherton St, WhitfieldThe five-bedroom, four-bathroom house, with room for four cars and a children’s playground, was built by Macdonnell Law founder Norm Brown in 1970. Then, a Danish cattle station and palm plantation owner bought the sprawling abode and after Christopher Skase relieved him of the Daintree plantation, the businessman took 12 of the trees, farmed for their oil, and planted them along the boundary of the property.The majestic plants remain to this day.Next, Harry Freeman, of Hartley’s Crocodile Farm and Freeman’s Real Estate fame bought the place, before selling it to a Canadian gold miner.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days ago 19-25 Atherton St, WhitfieldTHE owners of a spectacular property in Whitfield read like a Who’s Who of Cairns business leaders and prominent personalities.Kookaburra, a private inner-city estate on an elevated 3491 sqm allotment at 19-25 Atherton St, Whitfield, will not be open for inspection and tours will be by appointment only. 19-25 Atherton St, Whitfield“The property has subdivisional potential as well so it will be of interest to a range of different buyers at the top end of the market.” 19-25 Atherton St, WhitfieldMr Masotto said he was pleased to be appointed to sell the property. “I have been selling real estate in Cairns for over 34 years and this is one of the most incredible, feature packed amazing homes I have had the pleasure to bring to the market,” he said. “How many homes have a 40 kVA generator in case the power fails? How many have gas heating capacity to their swimming pools? How many have four bathrooms and a sauna? A three-quarter tennis court, huge pool with a tiled blue marlin on the bottom and entertainment areas to host a gathering of 150 guests no problem.
More than 225,000 northern pikeminnow were caught in the Columbia River basin this year as part of the sport-reward program, with the top angler catching 14,019 fish and earning $119,341.The program pays a bounty $5 to $8 per pikeminnow that is 9 inches or longer caught in the Columbia and Snake rivers from May through September. Based on studies in 1983-90 in the John Day reservoir, pikeminnow accounted for 78 percent of predation on young downstream-migrating salmon and steelhead.The Bonneville Power Administration’s Northern Pikeminnow Sport Reward program paid out more than $1.76 million this year.Steve Williams, the pikeminnow program manager with Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, said the goal is to reduce larger members of the pikeminnow population by 10 percent to 20 percent. This year’s exploitation rate has been about 11.9 percent.Overall, the program to remove pikeminnow from the Columbia River costs BPA $3 million to $4 million each year.Two of the program’s registration stations were in Clark County. At Ridgefield Marina, 6,706 pikeminnow were turned in for an average catch per trip of 10.7 fish. At the Port of Camas-Washougal boat ramp, 14,014 pikeminnow were brought in for an average catch of 9.7 per trip.