‘Via con dios’ Sea Lion II….

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Jul 222017
 

Sea Lion II runs aground. Captain told onlookers he fell asleep and woke up marooned on the beach.


There was hope that the 1pm high tide would lift the old boat off the sand…but not to be. Stern hull cracked…and that doomed the old vessel.


The salmon aboard the Sea Lion II have been offloaded, the engine is next, then it’ll be disassembled. The Sea Lion II was originally built in Japan and was a fishing vessel off the west coast of the U.S. since around 1970.
Kerry Terrel photos

Newport Police Lt. Jason Malloy now Police Chief Jason Malloy

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Jul 222017
 

Police Chief Jason Malloy
Recently appointed to succeed retired Chief Mark Miranda

Former Newport Police Lt. Jason Malloy was recently elevated from Interim Chief of Police to official Chief of Police by City Manager Spencer Nebel. The appointment was supported unanimously by the Newport City Council.

Chief of Police Jason Malloy has been with the Newport Police Department since December 1994. He has worked various assignments in the Patrol Division, to include Field Training Officer, Traffic Officer, Major Crash Team, and Drug Recognition Expert. He was promoted through the ranks from Officer to Sergeant in 2004, Sergeant to Lieutenant in 2010, and Interim Chief of Police in October 2016. On July 17, 2017, he was appointed Chief of Police.

Chief Malloy came to Newport from Waldport, where he was a police officer from 1993-1994. Prior to working in Waldport, he began his law enforcement career as a part-time dispatcher and Reserve Police Officer for the City of Toledo. Chief Malloy is an instructor in various law enforcement topics. He has taught law enforcement and civilian personnel throughout western Oregon.

Chief Malloy holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Liberty University, and his Executive Police Certification from the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST). He graduated from the Federal Bureau of Investigations 261st National Academy Class in Quantico, Virginia in 2015, the DPSST Middle Management Course in 2014, the Oregon Executive Development Institute in 2007, the DPSST Supervision Course in 2005, the Results Groups Sergeants Academy in 2004, and the DPSST Basic Police Class #182 in 1993 .

Chief Malloy is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Oregon Association of Chiefs of Police, and the FBI National Academy Associates. Chief Malloy is involved with numerous community and business organizations in Newport. He is a member of the Newport High School Boosters, where he has served as President and Vice President. He is an active volunteer as a coach with youth baseball and basketball, and as an assistant high school baseball coach.

Sea Lion II fishing boat beached in front of Bayshore Club – Captain okay – fell asleep

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Jul 222017
 

Captain of Sea Lion II checking out his vessel, waiting for high tide. He fell asleep and went aground. Not injured.
Ken Gagne photo


The Captain and a friend check out the Sea Lion II to see if it can be refloated okay at next high tide expected at 1:00pm
Ken Gagne photo


Captain adjusted port side salmon troll arm. Waiting for high tide.
Lyndie Evans photo


Tide is coming in – local fire-rescue personnel helping the captain get vessel aligned for high tide arriving shortly after 1pm.
Vivian Mills photo

Weather or Not: DIY

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Jul 222017
 

News Lincoln County’s weatherman is off today, so use the links below for do-it-yourself forecasts, observations and conditions. Our daily ‘Weather or Not’ reports resume tomorrow morning.

wxon-twitterNOTE: Weather or Not’s Twitter feed will still keep you posted on any major changes in conditions, and you’ll get updated travel info and an abbreviated forecast each morning tailored to the Central Coast. Just follow @chrisburnswx.

Summary: Observations

Forecast: Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Newport, Waldport, Yachats

Travel: ODOT TripCheck, Activity Planner, Coast Range, Cascades

Marine: Local Waters, Bar Reports

Tides: Tide Tables

Motorcycle accident in Lincoln City

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Jul 212017
 

10:13pm
Motorcycle possibly versus vehicle at 3910 NE Highway 101 in Lincoln City. Lincoln City Police and North Lincoln Fire responding.

10:16pm
Lincoln City Police on scene saying it is just a motorcycle. No vehicle involved. 2 riders injured.

Accident on Moonshine Park Road – Possibly a gun involved

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Jul 212017
 

9:35pm
Several callers to 911 reporting a speeding vehicle that has crashed into a power pole in front of 2875 Moonshine Park Road, about 8 miles east of Siletz. One report indicates there was gunfire after the crash. No further information was immediately available.

9:37pm
Responding ambulance requesting Life Flight be put on standby. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies responding. Caller now saying they are pretty sure there was a gunshot after the crash, but it could have been a transformer.

10:01pm
Deputy arriving saying it is an older style pickup resting off the road in a field. Also saying that there are power lines hanging down but not touching the ground.

10:02pm
Deputy telling fire and medical personnel to come to the scene. The driver was going about 55mph and not wearing a seat belt when he lost control. The driver is complaining of neck pain.

10:15pm
Siletz Fire crew reporting the power pole has been severely damaged.

For those who enjoy a good run at something….

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Jul 212017
 

For information on the Barrel to Keg Gravel and Pavement Ride, visit http://oregonrides.com/barrel-to-keg/.

Date: Barrel to Keg Relay is Saturday, July 22nd, 2017!

Location: Philomath to Newport, Oregon.

Event Description: The Barrel to Keg Relay to End Poverty has something for everyone! This majestic run begins at the Harris Bridge Vineyard west of Philomath and finishes at Rogue Ales Brewery in Newport’s South Beach. The route runs through 69 miles of rolling back roads through the Oregon Coast Range. Teams of two to seven people will run 69 miles or walk 35 miles. So dust off you trail shoes, gather your friends, and decorate your ride. Don’t worry if you don’t have a team, we’ll get you matched up! Prizes for costumes, best dressed vehicle and fastest finishers. Solo / ultra runners are welcome, too. Proceeds from the race benefit Community Services Consortium, the community action agency helping people out of poverty in seven Oregon counties. Visit CSC at: Community Services Consortium.

Check-In/Start: Harris Bridge Vineyard, (22937 Harris Road Philomath, Oregon, 97370).

Finish: Rogue Brewery, Newport, Oregon. Finish Map

Start Times: 7:00 am, 7:20 am, 7:40 am, 8:00 am, 8:20 am, 8:40 am, 9:00 am

Wave Assignments: Starting waves will be assigned based on estimated 10K times of team members. These times must be submitted with a team’s entry. Team captains will be notified of wave assignments two weeks before the relay.

Running/Walking Teams: Running teams can be comprised of two to seven members and will run 69 miles in fourteen legs. Walking teams can be comprised of two to seven members and will walk 35 miles in eight legs (Legs 1-4 and 11-14). Both runners and walkers will end the race at the finish line. Volunteers are essential to safety of this relay. All Teams are required to provide one volunteer to serve as a course marshal. More volunteers are appreciated! If all members of your team live over 60 miles from the relay and transportation is a hardship, you may opt out of providing a volunteer by paying a $75 fee instead of providing a volunteer. The fee is required because it often takes a lot of staff time (added cost) to recruit and/or hire additional people to fill the volunteer positions. Contact info@barreltokeg.com to request permission to pay a fee in lieu of providing a volunteer. Click here for a course manual to get detailed information on relay logistics.

Solo Ultra Runners: Solo ultra runners must provide their own support vehicle, as the exchange zones will be staffed, but will not provide water or food. Solo runners are exempt from having to provide a volunteer (to serve as a course marshal). Solo runners may use a 5:00am early start. Click here for a course manual to get detailed information. Please contact the race director if you have more questions.

Post-Race: Festivities kick off at Rogue Brewery in Newport at 4:00 pm, and are bound to be a blast! Rogue is providing a beer garden! There will be music, food, and an awards ceremony. If you are planning to stay the night, please contact our local hotels or campgrounds early – summer can book up fast!

Team Divisions: Open (any combination), Women’s Open (all women), Open Coed (half male, half female), Men’s Masters (age 40+), Women’s Masters (age 40+), Coed Masters (age 40+; half male, half female)

Awards: This relay is timed, but not competitive. Awards will be given to the fastest teams in each of the six divisions listed above. In addition, special awards to Best Team Name, Best Decorated Vehicle, and Most Creative Costumes. Sponsored prizes will be presented to the top three teams who raise the most money for CSC’s poverty fighting programs! Find the fundraising tab on the online registration page (follow the link on www.barreltokeg.com)

Entry Fees: $64 per person (includes T-shirt) through April 30, 2017, $76 per person from May 1 – June 30, 2017; $87 per person July 1 – July 22, 2017 (T-shirt not guaranteed after June 7!).

Registration Limit: Entries for 2017 will be limited to 1,000 participants. Registration is first come, first served, so register early!

Registration: Click the “Register Online” button above for online registration. We are still updating the paper registration and waiver for 2017. Stay tuned!

Waiver: You can download the waiver form here.

Packet Pickup: Packets will be available on Friday, July 21 from 9:30am-5:30pm at the Corvallis CSC office parking lot: 545 SW Second St., Suite A, Corvallis, OR 97333. Look for the tent in the parking area.

Refund Policy: Refunds will not be issued. In circumstances with a documented emergency, we may transfer registration to the following year. For assistance contact 541-574-2277.

Volunteer Policy: Volunteers are essential to safety of this relay. All Teams are required to provide one volunteer. More volunteers are appreciated! If all members of your team live over 60 miles from the relay and transportation is a hardship, you may opt out of providing a volunteer by paying a $75 fee instead of providing a volunteer. The fee is required because it often takes a lot of staff time (added cost) to recruit and/or hire additional people to fill thevolunteer positions. Contact info@barreltokeg.com to request permission to pay a fee in lieu of providing a volunteer.

Questions: Contact us at info@barreltokeg.com.