By a 28-2 vote in the Oregon Senate, a bill that allows counties and cities in Oregon to ban medical marijuana dispensaries from opening until May of next year is now enroute to Governor Kitzhaber for signing.Share on Facebook
The Lincoln City Police Department along with detectives from the Lincoln Interagency Narcotics Team (LINT) and the Oregon State Police this week served a narcotics related search warrant at a Lincoln City residence. The search warrant was the result of a lengthy investigation conducted by LCPD officers regarding the possession, manufacture and delivery of marijuana and hash oils to various persons including school age minors.
The search warrant was executed at 3436 SE 35th Court in Lincoln City. Inside, officers and detectives discovered a large quantity of marijuana, drug use paraphernalia and various items used for trafficking marijuana as well as a large amount of US Currency and several firearms.
Arrested during the warrant executions were Bjorn Debbasai Blanchard, 22, Lincoln City and Emily Maree Blanchard, 22 of Lincoln City.
Bjorn and Emily Blanchard were lodged at the Lincoln County Jail and charged with Manufacture, Delivery and Possession of Marijuana, Delivery of Marijuana within 1000’ of a School and Delivery of Marijuana to Minors.
LINT is comprised of members of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Lincoln City Police, Newport Police, Oregon State Police, and the Lincoln County District Attorney’s Office.Share on Facebook
A vehicle traveling westbound on the Bay Road approaching a curve in the 46-hundred block, hit a power pole and ricocheted into the estuary side – opposite from the bay. Large power pole destroyed.
Young lady driver was wet and cold but otherwise appears okay. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputy put the driver through a field sobriety test and she flunked it. Booked for drunk driving.
Power company estimated time arrival 11:45 am.
Bay Road likely to be closed for several hours.Share on Facebook
The Calvary Baptist Soup Kitchen in Newport was nominated by RSVP and has been selected as a regional winner for the 2014 Governor’s Awards! They will be honored at a luncheon in Salem on April 24th. As a regional winner, Calvary Baptist Soup Kitchen was selected over other non-profit organizations throughout Benton, Coos, Douglas, Lane, Lincoln, and Linn Counties! Incredible work! They are so deserving of this award! With just 7 volunteers, the Calvary Baptist Soup Kitchen served 5,000 meals last year! The soup kitchen has been running since 1985. These amazing volunteers are Fredda, Garry, Barbara L, Shellie, James, Allan, and Barbara B. RSVP (retired and senior volunteer program) is so proud of the amazing and selfless work these volunteers do. They are truly amazing!Share on Facebook
The Siletz Valley Partnership is holding it’s 8th Annual St Patrick’s Dinner and Silent Auction on Saturday March 15th at the Siletz Grange Hall on Gaither Street. Hours are from 5 to 7 pm. Dinner prices vary by age: 13 and up $7; 6-12 $5 and free for ages 5 and under. Proceeds support Drug and Alcohol Prevention Programs in the community.
The Siletz Valley Partnership is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Additional information can be obtained by contacting Michelle Schaffer at 541-444-1023.Share on Facebook
Friday, Mar. 7th – Lincoln County
Summary: Our latest storm is now in the book. The heaviest rain and strongest winds came early yesterday morning but were over by about 9:00am. Still, southwest winds 20-25 mph gusting 30 blew until dusk. Rainfall tapered off throughout the day with totals of around a quarter inch. Cloud cover continued, but at least very little moisture was leaking out. High and low temperatures were nearly steady around 50F. Overnight, there was drizzle and light rain at times with patches of fog developing early this morning. Daybreak winds of 10-12 mph essentially felt calm after yesterday’s blow.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Rain…
Lincoln City: 54F/50F/0.37”
Depoe Bay: 52F/49F/0.10”
Forecast: The pause button has been pushed; and, as advertised, you’ll get a good look at the nearest star today. A mix of sun and clouds, light winds and a high near 60F will sanction extended trips outside of our lairs. Tonight, if you’re headed out to see “The Big Five-Oh” at Theatre West in Lincoln City, it should be dry with mostly cloudy skies. Overnight, overcast with a low of 45F or so. Tomorrow, the resume button gets pressed and we’re in for another round of rain, possibly heavy at times, and southerly winds ramping up to 20-25 mph gusting to 40 by nightfall. Outlook is for showers on Sunday, high near 50F, and southerly winds 10-15 mph. There’s a 50-50 chance of showers on Monday, and then we get to tap the stop button for a longer-term break in the extremely wet weather. Tuesday, mostly sunny, high 55F, followed by partly to mostly clear skies and minimal chances of showers through the remainder of the work week.
Travel: At 8:00am, Highways 18, 20 and 34 are open through the Coast Range with wet pavement, light rain showers and temperatures in the mid-40s; partly cloudy and dry this afternoon. Highway 101 along the Central Coast has no delays. Valley destinations have damp pavement with partly clear skies and forecast highs near 60F today. In the Cascades, Highway 20 has slush and snow at Santiam Pass; Highway 26 at Government Camp is bare pavement; partly sunny today with the snow level at 4,500 feet, rising above the passes by tonight. Outlook for weekend travelers is for rain in the Coast Range and Valley by tomorrow afternoon, lasting through Sunday. In the Cascades, rain developing tomorrow with the snow level remaining above highway passes through Sunday night.
Cascades Snow Pack: Currently 109”, a gain of 6” since yesterday, or 73% of normal.
Ski Report – New Snow Inches/Total Inches/Condition…
Hoodoo 4/48/Packed Powder
Willamette Pass 4/26/Machine Groomed
Mt Bachelor 4/109/Powder
Mt Hood Meadows 7/110/Powder
Mt Hood Ski Bowl 0/47/Machine Groomed
Timberline Lodge 13/86/Powder
Marine: Conditions are finally moderating somewhat this morning, with S winds down to 10-15 knots but seas remain elevated at 11-12 feet. As of 8:00am, Depoe Bay bar is restricted for recreational vessels 30 feet and less, and for uninspected passenger vessels 26 feet and less. Yaquina Bay bar is restricted for recreational and uninspected passenger vessels 40 feet and less. A Small Craft Advisory is in effect until 2:00pm this afternoon for hazardous seas to 13 feet, before subsiding to 9 feet late today. The breeze is forecast to drop to S 5-10 knots before nightfall. But this lull will be short-lived as another weather front comes in tomorrow packing southerlies 15-25 knots, possibly reaching gale force, and wind waves building to 5 feet on top of a 10-12 foot swell. These conditions are expected to last through Saturday night. Outlook is for decreasing S winds on Sunday, 10-15 knots, with seas dropping to 9-10 feet. Monday and Tuesday, NW winds 5-10 knots, wave heights slowly subsiding to 8 feet or so.
On the Beach… Sun and clouds, light wind, surf 8-10 feet (moderate).
03/07 Fri 11:05 AM 1.0 L
03/07 Fri 05:38 PM 6.03 H
03/07 Fri 10:44 PM 3.3 L
03/08 Sat 05:03 AM 7.73 H
In Short: Partial clearing, rainy and windy, then sunshine.Share on Facebook
OCCC Board Selects Finalists for President
The Oregon Coast Community College Board of Education has selected four finalists to be interviewed and introduced to the faculty, staff and community. The Board conducted a national search for candidates.
The finalists are:
* Bruce Koike, the Interim President of Oregon Coast Community College and the previous Director of the college’s Aquarium Science Program;
* Robert Mohrbacher, the Vice President of Instruction and Student Services at Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake, Washington. Prior to his current position he was the Interim Vice President of Learning and Student Success and Division Chair of Business and Humanities at Pierce Community College in Puyallup, Washington;
* Birgitte Ryslinge, the Interim President of the Rock Creek Campus of Portland Community College and also the Chief Academic Officer at Rock Creek. Prior to her current position she was the Dean of Academic Services at Chabot Las Positas Community College District in California; and
* David Smith, the Vice President of Instruction and Student Services at Colorado Northwestern Community College. Prior to that he was the Chief Academic Officer at Lamar Community College in Colorado.
Interview dates and forum locations for the finalists will be:
March 13, for Mohrbacher in the Community Room (Room 140) at the Central County Campus, 400 SE College Way, Newport, OR 97366;
March 17, for Smith in the Community Room (Room 140) at the Central County Campus, 400 SE College Way, Newport, OR 97366;
March 19, for Koike in the Room 151 at the Central County Campus, 400 SE College Way, Newport, OR 97366;
and March 20, for Ryslinge in the Community Room (Room 140) at the Central County Campus, 400 SE College Way, Newport, OR 97366.
The Board of Education will interview each candidate and each candidate will be introduced at two open Forums for college faculty and staff and the community. The forum for faculty and staff will be held at 3:00 pm on the day of their interview and the open forum for the community will be held at 5:00 pm on the same day. Students are also welcome. Candidates will introduce themselves and provide opportunities for questions. Those attending the forums will have an opportunity to provide feedback to the board.
The Board of Education is scheduled to make a final selection at their April scheduled board meeting. The new President will begin July 1.Share on Facebook
What’s described as a landslide into a house has prompted North Lincoln Fire-Rescue to respond to 629 Overlook Drive.
Turns out it’s the whole hillside moving as a unit right up against two homes on North Overlook Drive in Otis. One house is vacant, the other the lady was evacuated. No evacuation orders have been given. Neighbors say the mountainside has been slowly creeping over the years, and the rains of the last few days are probably sort of greasing the skids. But so far, no more movement than was reported this morning.
Kids Sing Out Begins their Spring Vocal Performance Workshop:
First Workshop begins Saturday, March 15, 2014, at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy 101,
Performance Date and Time: Friday, May 9, 7pm……
Register by calling Director Valerie Kendall at 541 996-4045
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Registration has begun for the fall/Christmas session of Kids Sing out at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy 101. The workshop develops vocal and performance skills for kids in the forth through the 8th grade. The cost is $40 per child. The first workshop begins at 10am, Saturday, March 15. Contact the director Valerie Kendall at 541 996-4045 for registration forms or for more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Last December KSO accomplished 4 performances of the original musical The Gift before wonderfully receptive Lincoln City crowds. “Our kids grew so much in the disciplines and joys of performance, said Valerie Kendall the KSO director, “Now in this spring workshop we want to focus deeper in developing performance skills by reducing the song list just a little and seeking greater finesse in each song”. This spring workshop will culminate in a Broadway style review in the Lincoln City Cultural Center
Auditorium on Friday, May 9 at 7pm.