Nov 202014
 

This week a judge ordered Jillian McCabe to undergo a mental health evaluation at Salem Hospital to ascertain if she knew what she was doing when she tossed her 6-year old son off the Yaquina Bay Bridge November 3rd in Newport.

Of course, “knowing what she was doing” is both a clear but not so clear description of Jillian’s state of mind when she threw her 6 year old son London off the bridge that fateful night.

When Jillian arrives at the state hospital within the week, her record with local mental health agencies will be amassed and well trained minds will evaluate her “state of being,” especially as to whether she really – REALLY – knew what she was doing when she hurled young London off the center span of the bridge on the evening of November 3rd.

An investigation by NBC News and KGW TV in Portland produced evidence of Jillian McCabe suffering from severe mental illnesse and a profound inability to cope with her son’s autism as well as her husband’s severe medical condition. Add to that burden the death of her father and one is left with a recipe for a tragic ending. Jillian tried several times to kill herself but failed.

NBC news says that Jillian, on November 2nd, had revealed to her doctor that she was hearing voices again – so he prescribed her a medication to silence those voices. Trouble is, the next day, without getting that prescription filled Jillian, still hearing voices, threw her son off the bridge.

After Jillian’s evaluation at the state hospital in Salem, she’ll be determined to be either able or unable to meaningfully participate in her own defense for murder, manslaughter and other ancillaries that might be connected.

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 Posted by at 11:51 PM
Nov 202014
 
GMO protesters Yachats Ken Gagne photo

GMO protesters
Yachats
Ken Gagne photo

The last blast of challenged votes over signatures on ballots are amounting to a surge of votes in favor of labeling genetically modified foods. Those in favor of GMO labeling got behind a push to contact voters who failed to properly sign their ballots. Once properly signed the votes went decidedly in favor labeling GMO foods. So now the race is so close that we may see a recount of all the ballots. Similar votes in other states have proven extremely tight. But anti-GMO labeling forces predict that they will prevail. Here’s more from The Oregonian. Click here.

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 Posted by at 9:34 PM
Nov 202014
 

8:28pm
Sheriff’s deputy has a fleeing suspected DUII at gunpoint near the Waldport Fire Station. Earlier driver hit a vehicle at Ray’s Market, then took off. Later discovered stuck in a nearby lawn but driver managed to drive away. Deputy pursued and caught up with him near the fire hall.

8:29pm
Deputy sounds like he’s in a struggle with the driver. Moments later deputy tells dispatch the driver has been tazed. Deputy’s nearest backup is ten minutes away.

8:45pm
Suspect in custody. Will be transported to PCH for evaluation after being tazed. Meanwhile, over at Ray’s Market, a man injured when the initial collision occurred, was also transported to PCH for treatment of injuries.

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Nov 202014
 

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Nov 202014
 
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 Posted by at 4:00 PM
Nov 202014
 
The Oregonian photo

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The Toledo City Council Wednesday night finally adopted a procedure so that an applicant with a state permit can apply to set up a medical marijuana dispensary. The regulations involve being at least 1,000 feet from a school or park where children play as well as a thousand feet away from any other medical marijuana dispensary. They must also be completely open and accessible to inspections by state as well as local police.

Toledo City Councilors require that any applicant go through a rigorous background check – even deeper apparently than required by the Oregon Health Authority. City Attorney Wes Chadwick says one applicant has applied for a permit to open a dispensary on Main Street but does not as yet have a full permit from the state. To get that the applicant must show he’s installed proper video surveillance equipment and other aspects of security in order for the state to issue a full and qualifying permit.

No word on when the dispensary might be open.

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 Posted by at 3:48 PM
Nov 202014
 

2013 MG’s learning seed starting and plant propagation.

2013 MG’s learning seed starting and plant propagation.

 Steve Luckini providing seed starting instructions to Sam Case 2nd graders.

Steve Luckini providing seed starting instructions to Sam Case 2nd graders.

A perfect solution to our long coastal winters, become a Lincoln County Extension Master Gardener. Whether you are a budding gardener or experienced, you are invited to register for the 2015 Master Gardener Program. A perfect gift for yourself or for a special someone. What better way to spend time during our stormy, dreary winter?

We have Horticulture Instructors from Oregon State University, specialists from our county and experienced gardening experts who will share their insights and knowledge about Coastal Gardening.

Classes are held on Tuesdays from 9am-4pm at Oregon Coast Community College South Beach campus beginning January 6th through March 24th, 2015. Cost is $200. Limited scholarships are available.

For more information, call OSU Lincoln County Extension 541-574-6534, or visit our website http://extension.oregonstate.edu/lincoln/master_gardeners or stop by at 29 SE 2nd Street, Newport (across from the Senior and Recreation Centers).

Registration deadline is December 15th. Class size is limited so REGISTER EARLY.

We are looking forward to sharing 2015 gardening adventures together.

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 Posted by at 12:31 PM
Nov 202014
 
2015 Yachats Calendar

2015 Yachats Calendar

Thanks to the generous donation of local celebrated photographer, Ken Gagne, Yachats Youth & Family Activities Program is selling a beautiful 13 month calendar to raise funds for their program. This stunning calendar, featuring gorgeous ocean shots and other local flora and fauna is on sale now locally at the following businesses: CK Market, Just Local, Pirates Bounty Boutique, The Green Salmon, Dark Water and the Village Bean. The calendar contains local tide tables as well as all events in Yachats for each month in 2015. Calendars are $20 and can be ordered by phone with credit or debit card and mailed by calling YYFAP directly at 541-547-4599. They make lovely holiday gifts. All proceeds benefit local youth and families.

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 Posted by at 11:45 AM
Nov 202014
 

Chris Burns - Fishing

CENTRAL COAST FISHING
Week of November 20th

In the Creel: East winds and fairly benign seas have been a boon to ocean fishermen getting in on a red-hot bottom-fish bite. Lotsa limits came in this past week. Mackerel and lingcod fishing was nothing to sneeze at, either. The bays and rivers have slowed way down; most of the salmon available are hammered spawners, though an occasional bright one is reeled in. Next on the horizon will be winter steelhead, and we’re right on the cusp of their arrival. Crabbing has been okay, but clammers are wracked by the best low tides showing up after dark. So, as the storms return and the ocean gets rough again, this may be a good time to swap a few lies with your buddies. “No kiddin’, that hawg of a Chinook snapped my 50-pound test to get away.”

Salmon River: Fall Chinook fishing is slow as most fish are now actively spawning, but a small number of new fish should continue to trickle in over the next couple of weeks.

Siletz River/Bay: Fall Chinook and Coho salmon fishing is slow with anglers having the best success fishing the river between Illahee Park and Morgan Park. Most Chinook have moved onto the spawning grounds though some fresh Coho are still pulsing in. Summer steelhead fishing remains sluggish in the upper river. Up next, winter steelhead could start showing up in small numbers at any time.

Yaquina River/Bay: Fall Chinook fishing is slow as most fish have moved onto the spawning grounds. A handful of new fish should continue to move through over the next couple of weeks. Coho fishing has slowed down, too, but fresh silvers should also be making sporadic appearances.

Beaver Creek: Low, clear flows have made fishing conditions really tough. Rain is needed to get the fish moving, so cross your fingers because more precipitation is headed this way. A few hatchery Coho may still be around, and expect some early winter steelhead to show up in the next few weeks.

Alsea River/Bay: Fall Chinook and Coho salmon fishing is slow. The fall Chinook run is nearing the end but some new fish will still be sneaking in. Fresh Coho will also continue to move through the river but in smaller numbers. Winter steelhead season is approaching quickly and chrome-bright fish can be targeted in the lower river starting anytime now.

Central Coast Lakes: The wild Coho salmon fishery in Siltcoos and Tahkenitch Lakes is producing fair to good results. Look for our next good rain event to help move new fish up into the lakes. This time of year is typically peak season.

Saltwater angling and shellfish harvesting…
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Nov 202014
 

WARNING NWS SWS849 AM PST THU NOV 20 2014

…HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING FOR THE SOUTH WASHINGTON AND NORTH AND CENTRAL OREGON COASTS…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PORTLAND HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING.

* WINDS: BEACHES AND HEADLANDS…SOUTH WINDS 35 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 65 MPH. COASTAL COMMUNITIES…SOUTH WINDS 30 TO 40 MPH
WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 55 MPH.

* TIMING: WINDS WILL BEGIN INCREASING LATE FRIDAY MORNING AND FRIDAY AFTERNOON…AND LIKELY PEAK MID AFTERNOON FRIDAY THROUGH A GOOD PART OF FRIDAY EVENING.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE: LINCOLN CITY…DEPOE BAY…NEWPORT…WALDPORT…YACHATS.

* IMPACTS: THE WINDS MAY CAUSE SOME TREE DAMAGE ALONG THE COAST… CAUSING SOME POWER DISRUPTIONS. THE WINDS WILL CAUSE DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS ALONG THE COAST AS WELL…ESPECIALLY FOR TRUCKS…TRAILERS…AND OTHER HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT. SUSTAINED WINDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH…OR GUSTS OF
58 MPH OR STRONGER MAY OCCUR. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

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