Sheriff’s Office offers free boat inspections


The Linn County Sheriff’s Office will offer free boat inspections this weekend at area Bi-Mart stores, according to Sheriff Jim Yon.

“Our marine deputies will work with owners to make sure their boats are ready for the water this summer and they have the proper safety gear in working order,” Yon said. “The inspections are free and when completed, the owners will be given a sticker that can be placed on the boat and signals marine patrols the inspection has already been completed.”

Inspection dates and times are:

Saturday, May 22: Albany Bi-Mart, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.; Lebanon Bi-Mart, 1-5 p.m.

Sunday, May 23: Sweet Home Bi-Mart, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.