Message to Coast Business Community

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May 272017

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 Posted by at 10:00 AM

Weather or Not: Flip-Flops

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May 272017

Saturday, May 27th – Lincoln County

Summary: Sunny, patchy fog, breezy yesterday; fog, clouds, drizzle overnight.

Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 64F/53F/21mph/0.00”
Depoe Bay: 61F/51F/20mph/0.01”
Newport: 61F/46F/24mph/0.00”
Waldport: 60F/49F/17mph/0.00”
Yachats: 60F/51F/19mph/0.01”

Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: overcast @ 500’
Visibility: 2 miles/Wind: calm/Altimeter: 30.12”

Forecast: Plan to wear your flip-flops if you’re headed to the Valley as Portland, Salem and Eugene are expected to experience the hottest Memorial Day Weekend since 1972. Meanwhile, predictions for the Central Coast have flip-flopped on both the amount of sunshine and the high temperatures. A thick marine layer producing some drizzle is on tap this morning, becoming mostly sunny later today, high of 60F. Cloudy and drizzly tonight, low near 50F. Mostly cloudy tomorrow morning but slowly becoming sunny by afternoon, high 60F. Outlook for Memorial Day is for mostly cloudy skies and even cooler, high 50-55F, then mixed skies, a chance of showers and cool through Friday.

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Travel: Expect heavier than normal traffic along the Central Coast through Monday evening; allow extra time for travel. In the Coast Range this morning, highways are bare, temp 50F. Willamette Valley roads are dry, thermometer readings 55-60F. The Columbia River Gorge has dry pavement, temperature 60F. For the Cascades, highways are dry this morning, 45-50F, the free air freezing level is 11,000 feet.

* Outlook for holiday weekend travelers is bare pavement at all elevations including the Coast Range and Cascades through Monday night; the free air freezing level remains well above the passes at 12,000-13,000 feet tonight and tomorrow, but drops to 8,000 feet on Monday.

* An interactive map of the latest Northwest/Central Oregon travel weather is available here. Also, motorists should always visit ODOT’s TripCheck before hitting the road.

Marine: Winds are variable 5-10 knots this morning with seas 6 feet at 9 seconds. Winds will continue below 20 knots through at least the middle of next week. Northerly winds continue over most of the waters through the weekend. However nearshore winds will switch back to out of the south again tonight, accompanied by low clouds and/or fog. Seas have settled into the 6-7 foot range and will drop to around 5 feet through most of next week. With the swell period increasing, projections don’t show any particularly steep or choppy seas. * Full text of the latest marine forecast is available here. And, make sure you check the latest Bar Reports before venturing offshore.

On the Beach… Cloudy early, sunny later, light breeze, surf 5-6’ feet (moderate).
* SPECIAL NOTE: For those planning to visit the Oregon Coast this holiday weekend, keep in mind that the ocean can be extremely dangerous. Sneaker waves, rip currents and the very cold water can be deadly. Climbing on beach cliffs, jetties and rocky headlands can also be hazardous. Know before you go -– the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
* Tides
05/27 Sat 8:17 AM -2.54 L
05/27 Sat 3:00 PM 7.77 H
05/27 Sat 8:16 PM 2.16 L
05/28 Sun 2:22 AM 9.43 H

In Short: Night/morning low clouds, fog and drizzle, then mixed skies and cool.

 Posted by at 8:02 AM


May 272017

Some call it an ocean, others call it a river…but by any measure it’s a lotta pie!

Would you like more pie with your pie?


The 16th Annual Yachats Ladies Club Memorial Weekend Pie & Ice Cream Social on Saturday, May 27, will be at the Yachats Ladies Clubhouse, 286 W 3rd Street at the corner of Pontiac St., in Yachats. The pie will be served from 11 a.m. until it is gone. Come early for best selection.

Club members have been busy and there will be plenty of fruit and cream pies from which to choose, as well as huge brownies. There will also be some gluten free and sugar free varieties. Slices are a generous 6th of a pie and you can add ice cream for an extra treat. To go boxes are available as well.

The Yachats Ladies Club has created a new cookbook entitled Yachats Ladies Club 90th Anniversary Edition Pie Cookbook. The recipes for many of the pies featured at this pie social can be found in the new cook book which is available during the event for $15 per copy.

The Yachats Ladies Club is an active service club for women of the South County who enjoy creating events that raise funds for community non profit groups. For more information about joining in the fun and becoming a member, please call Sandy Dunn, at 541-547-3205.

 Posted by at 12:31 AM

Road Closure at Little Switzerland

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May 262017

Little Switzerland Road Closure

Little Switzerland Road will be subject to closing Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm May 31st through June 29th. (Intermittent closures May 31st thru June 9th and June 23rd through 29th). The closure is to allow construction crews to build a 300 foot long retaining wall along the Alsea River about half a mile in from Highway 34.

Earlier flood waters had weakened the bank and threatened the single lane road which is the only access to the Little Switzerland Community.

Concerns may be addressed to Lincoln County Public Works 541-265-5747

 Posted by at 4:53 PM

Family fishing and derby at Olalla Reservoir

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May 262017

Olalla Fishing Derby
June 3rd, from 9am to 2pm

Family fishing and derby at Olalla Reservoir

Anglers and their families are encouraged to come out to Olalla Reservoir near Toledo for a fun-filled day of fishing and outdoor activities on Saturday, June 3, which is a statewide free fishing weekend. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Georgia Pacific, in cooperation with the Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers, are sponsoring a day of fishing at Olalla Reservoir.

The Olalla Reservoir Fishing Event run 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will include a stocked fish enclosure for youth fishing, both youth and adult reservoir-wide fishing derbies, kayak tours, nature hikes and other fun family activities. Prizes will be awarded for the adult and youth fishing derbies, and there will also be a few prizes that every youth participant will be entered to receive. All activities are free.

ODFW will provide rods, reels, tackle, and bait free of charge. People who prefer to use their own equipment are welcome to bring it along. Volunteer angling instructors will be available at the reservoir to help participants set up their gear, cast, reel, and even clean fish.

The event is open to the public, and no pre-registration is required. Anglers do not need a fishing license to fish during free fishing weekend (June 3-4), but all other regulations apply including bag limit and size restrictions.

Olalla Reservoir is a 120-acre reservoir on Olalla Creek about nine miles northeast of Newport. From Newport, take Hwy. 20 east for approximately six miles, then head north on Olalla Road for about three miles. Parking at Olalla Reservoir is reserved for people launching boats. All other participants will need to park at the Toledo High School and ride the shuttle to Olalla Reservoir.

The shuttle will be running between Toledo High School and the reservoir every 15minutes from 3p.m. Toledo High School is located at 1800 NE Sturdevant Road. There will be signs posted to guide people to the high school from east or westbound Highway 20.

Olalla Reservoir is one of more than 350 water bodies in Oregon that ODFW regularly stocks with trout. Persons interested in fishing can explore many other opportunities by perusing ODFW’s stocking schedules, maps, guides and other resources at ODFW’s website, located at under the “Fishing” tab

 Posted by at 4:39 PM

National Trails Day, June 3rd in Yachats

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May 262017

Cape Perpetua
U.S. Forest Service photos

City of Yachats Trails Committee, Siuslaw National Forest and Oregon Parks and Recreation Department Team Up to Celebrate National Trails Day with Three Free Guided Hikes on June 3rd.

Yachats, Oregon – National Trails Day is a nationwide celebration of America’s magnificent trail system that occurs annually on the first Saturday in June. It features a number of outdoor activities throughout the country designed to promote and celebrate the importance of trails.

In the Yachats area, events will begin at 9 a.m. at the Cape Perpetua Visitor’s Center (22400 Highway 101 S., Yachats, Oregon), with a presentation on trail appreciation and the collaboration involved in creating and maintaining a viable trail system.

Following the presentation three guided hiking opportunities will be offered

· The Discovery Loop is 1.5 miles – a moderate hike up and easy hike down that provides an overview of the bio-diversity of the forest.

· The West Side Trail is a 2-mile loop and an easy to moderate hike. Participants will traverse basalt rocks and will learn about the interplay between the forest and the sea while exploring tide pools and marine life.

· The Amanda Trail is 3 miles one-way and is easy to moderate to difficult; it includes crossing a narrow creek and there is no outlet until 2.2 miles. Participants may drive their vehicles to the start point of the hike located at the top of Cape Perpetua and will be shuttled back to their vehicles at the end of the hike. Participants will learn about local First Nation history and the eye-opening story of Amanda for whom the trail is named.

Hikers should plan to dress in layers, bring a walking stick, carry water and wear good hiking shoes, particularly for the Amanda Trail.

For more information, contact Joanne Kittel ( or 541-547-3144) or visit the Yachats Trails Committee Web site:

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