Today’s high temps made the fog timid…

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May 012016
 
Thin layer of "marine layer" if that's what it is! Kerry Terrel photo

Thin layer of “marine layer” if that’s what it is, along with a pink sunset afterglow!
Kerry Terrel photo

 Posted by at 10:30 PM

Lincoln City – Man down on the highway in front of Sears

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May 012016
 

9:36pm
North Lincoln Fire, Lincoln City Police, and Pacific West Ambulance dispatched to a report of a man down on the highway in front of Sears at 1439 SW highway 101 in Lincoln City.

9:37pm
North Lincoln Fire duty officer arriving on scene saying there is a man in his 40s down on the highway with uncontrolled bleeding from the head. A wide debris field is present in the southbound lanes.

9:42pm
Southbound lanes shut down to secure the scene. The debris include turn signals, and an LCPD officer on scene says the vehicle that hit the man most likely has heavy front end damage. The man has gone unconscious. He was knocked out of his shoes, and has a massive injury to the right side of his head.

9:49pm
Man has been loaded into an ambulance and is being taken to North Lincoln Hospital with lights and sirens on and North Lincoln Fire personnel to aid in treatment. Ambulance personnel have requested Lifeguard Air Ambulance launch and meet them at North Lincoln Hospital to expedite transport to a facility that can provide a higher level of care. A Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputy has stopped a Volkswagen that is possibly involved.

9:53pm
Lincoln City Police Officer requesting the major crash team to the scene. The southbound lanes of the highway will be shut down for some time. The officer is saying it appears the vehicle left the roadway, hit the man, and then fled the scene.

10:14pm
The stopped Volkswagen was not involved. Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy on scene saying that the vehicle that hit the man will have a broken headlight. They are still working to gather a better vehicle description.

 Posted by at 9:46 PM

They’re not Richard Burton or Elizabeth Taylor but they are Sandpipers!

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May 012016
 

Shorebird migration along the Lincoln County coastline is peaking right now as birds travel from South America to the Arctic to breed. These images were taken on the beach at Bayshore near Waldport yesterday as over 3,000 shorebirds were on the beach taking a break from the high winds. The birds shown in these photographs are primarily western sandpipers. Yesterday, birders at Boiler Bay estimated that over 300,000 western sandpipers passed by their location in just under 5 hours!

Beach air filled with Sandpipers. Roy Lowe photos

Beach air filled with Sandpipers.
Roy Lowe photos

Sandpipers land to sample the Bayshore Beach Airport's menu!

Sandpipers land to sample the Bayshore Beach Airport’s menu!

Sandpipers chowin' down on the Bayshore!

Sandpipers chowin’ down on the Bayshore!

 Posted by at 8:30 PM

Loyalty Days Parade on an important anniversary….60 years!

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Apr 302016
 

This is Loyalty and Sea Fair Carnival Days and as usual Highway 101 from near Fred Meyer all the way down to Highway 50 was lined with people waving, shouting and taking pictures of the passing floats in the Loyalty Days Parade.

Bill Posner provided News Lincoln County with some nice photos of some of the entries. In the meantime, the Sea Fair Carnival goes in to day Two at the South Beach Marina Parking lot with all day ride passes for $24, and an ATM machine on site (they don’t take credit cards). Hours tomorrow run from Noon to 8pm.

Here’s Bills photos with one extra thrown in because of a contingent in the parade that wanted to get their point across one more time before May 17th.

The runners before the main event...Bill Posner photos

The runners before the main event…Bill Posner photos

U.S. Coast Guard, the Guardians of the Oregon Coast.

U.S. Coast Guard, the Guardians of the Oregon Coast.

The perfect parade watching buddy....

The perfect parade watching buddy….

No parade is complete without lots of fire trucks!

No parade is complete without lots of fire trucks!

Parade cuties riding in those big red machines!

Parade cuties riding in those big red machines!

Loyalty Days Queen in a Little Red Corvette!!

Loyalty Days Queen in a Little Red Corvette!!

No Loyalty Days Parade is complete without the Oregon National Guard!

No Loyalty Days Parade is complete without the Oregon National Guard!

Newport HIgh School obviously between song sets.

Newport HIgh School obviously between song sets.

And a reminder of the big Philomath Rodeo coming up!

And a reminder of the big Philomath Rodeo coming up!

And a group hoping you'll vote their way May 17th.  Long running debate in Newport!

And a group hoping you’ll vote their way May 17th. Long running debate in Newport!

 Posted by at 10:13 PM

Lincoln City: Nasty Crash on Schooner Creek Bridge

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Apr 302016
 

3:35pm
Report of a traffic crash on/near Schooner Creek Bridge. Report of lane blockages and now a fire. North Lincoln Fire is enroute.

3:40pm
Units should be arriving now. No reports yet on injuries.

3:41pm
Head-on crash. People are trapped in vehicles. One vehicle smoking. Two victims, both suffering cuts and bleeding. One 21 year old female – 20 year old male.

3:41pm
North Lincoln Fire is calling for the complete shut down of Highway 101.

3:42pm
Fire command trying to establish detours/alternate routes.

3:43pm
Two victims in each vehicle. All injured, though it doesn’t sound life-threatening. One car’s a Chevy Malibu – the other a Subaru. Residents are from Clackamas County and Silverton.

3:47pm
Sounds like there’s an effort to divert traffic to Drift Creek Road.

4:40pm
101 is back open to normal traffic.

 Posted by at 3:37 PM

Elevator at Lincoln City City Hall stalls – rider(s) trapped near 3rd floor

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Apr 302016
 

7:40am
Rider(s) on the Lincoln City City Hall elevator has stalled near the third floor of the building. North Lincoln Fire-Rescue personnel are arriving on scene.

7:53am
It’s been determined that city hall maintenance crew has the situation handled and that fire-rescue personnel can stand down and return to quarters.

 Posted by at 7:46 AM

First Weekend in Toledo – Art in full bloom….

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Apr 302016
 

First Weekend in Toledo is not this weekend, but next. Various art galleries around Toledo will be open to greet art lovers and browzers and engage is “artful” conversation – and who knows – you might find a piece that fits perfectly in a space in your home that has been waiting to be filled with something from First Weekend in Toledo.

Michael Gibbons

“Laguna Gold”
Michael Gibbons


To Michael Gibbons, the Pacific Ocean includes a vast coastline from Washington into Mexico where he has worked and painted scenes of incredible beauty. “LAGUNA GOLD” was painted on the California coast where the rocks and water come together in particular vigorous action. “Sparkling sea and brilliant colors are represented in this moving painting as I tried to capture it as a 14″ x 24″ image on a canvas. NOT an easy thing to do,” says Gibbons. Come to see this action painting yourself, visit with this award winning painter and enjoy the art he has to show you.

For more information contact Michael at: michaelgibbonsart@charter.net
Signature Gallery of Michael Gibbons at the Old 1926 Vicarage. 140 NE Alder St. (541) 336-2797 www.michaelgibbons.net 11am-5pm each day and the show is up through May 31 Wed-Sun, Noon-4pm. Cheese & Wine Reception with the artist on 1st Weekend.

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Angela Lehrbass
“Majestic Pacific”

At Impressions Pacific, the photographic expressions of Angela Lehrbass will be featured with her photo from Cape Perpetua, called “Majestic Pacific”. Additionally, beautiful original paintings, ceramics, and handcrafted wood items are on display. All artwork is by local artists. While you’re there, be sure to look through the many selections of framing options in their custom framing area. They will be serving refreshments, and the opportunity to speak with some of the artists, as well as watch a woodturning demonstration. Impressions Pacific is located at 333 N. Main St. in Toledo. First Weekend hours are 10-6 Saturday, and 11-5 Sunday. www.ImpressionsPacific.com, (541) 336-2207.

 Posted by at 6:49 AM