Lincoln City Community Center Shut-down ’til Monday

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Sep 242016
 

Lincoln City Community Center Closed until Monday - Gym area fumes

Lincoln City Community Center
Closed until Monday – Gym area fumes


Due to lingering fumes from the gym floor refinishing, the Lincoln City Community Center is closed until 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26.

Swimmers will be glad to know the main pool and spa will re-open Monday, as well. The small pool will remain closed until the new LED video display is installed.

For updates see the Lincoln City Community Center Facebook page or call 541-994-2131.

 Posted by at 3:26 PM

Gravel Classic wrapping up in Waldport…

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Sep 242016
 

Emma Maaranen, First Place Womens, Bend, OR Bob O'Brien photos

Emma Maaranen, First Place Womens, Bend, OR
Bob O’Brien photos


Dillon Caldwell, 1st Place Men's finisher, Bend, OR

Dillon Caldwell, 1st Place Men’s finisher, Bend, OR


Joyce Colosimo, Grants Pass, 2nd Place in 37 miler.

Joyce Colosimo, Grants Pass, 2nd Place in 37 miler.


Scott Kocher, Portland attorney, 2nd Place in the 71 miler

Scott Kocher, Portland attorney, 2nd Place in the 71 miler

 Posted by at 2:12 PM

Memo to Siletz Neighbors and a heads up to the rest of the county…

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Sep 242016
 

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Dear Siletz Community:

The Siletz Tribe is committed to an ongoing partnership with the City of Siletz and the Siletz Valley Fire District to improve our ability to respond to and manage emergencies or disasters that occur within the Siletz Community. To that end, the Tribe is acquiring and storing emergency supplies, designating key staff to become trained in the Incident Command System, and engaging in exercises to strengthen our emergency response capability.

We encourage community residents to attend the Siletz Community Preparedness Open-House on October 20, 2016 at the Fire Hall in Siletz from 3-7pm. The Tribe, along with other organizations, will be at this event to share emergency preparedness information. The open house coincides with The Great Shake Out at 10:20 am on October 20th when numerous organizations and communities across the nation will practice the drill to Drop, Cover and Hold On during an earthquake. For more information on the The Great Oregon Shake Out, Click here.

Thank you,
Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians

 Posted by at 12:39 PM

Another Newport Sewage Spill – Don’t go near Big Creek! Even at the Agate Beach Wayside!

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Sep 242016
 

Big Creek at Agate Beach Greg Henton photo

Big Creek at Agate Beach
Greg Henton photo


Notice of Big Creek Creek Pump Station Overflows

Due to mechanical failure, the Big Creek Wastewater Pump Station located on Big Creek east of the Agate Beach Wayside on Oceanview Drive was observed overflowing into Big Creek beginning at approximately 9:15 a.m. this morning and stopped overflowing at approximately 9:30 a.m. this morning. It is estimated that approximately 120 gallons of wastewater was discharged to Big Creek. Both regular pumps are no longer functional. But the station is operating on a temporary electric pump. This station is currently being replaced with a new station scheduled to be online in November.

Please avoid contact with these waterbodies until further notice.

Signs warning of the sewage overflows are posted at the affected areas and sampling is being conducted to determine when the water is safe for contact. Contact with water contaminated with bacteria can increase the risk of disease.

The City has had continued equipment and capacity problems with the sewer pump stations located at Big Creek, Schooner Creek, and NW 48th Street. Because these three pump stations pump from one to the other, a failure at one often creates a failure at the upstream stations. In 2010 the City began a program to replace these three pumps stations, associated force mains, and gravity sewer pipes. This program, estimated to cost $9 million, began in 2014 with the construction of the force main for the Big Creek Pump Station. The construction on the Big Creek Pump Station began in the fall of 2015 and is currently under construction. Construction on the Big Creek and Schooner Creek Pump Stations is estimated to begin in the fall of 2017.

Please contact the City of Newport Public Works at 541-574-3366 with any questions.

 Posted by at 11:55 AM

Oregon’s YUUUUGGGE Public Pension Crisis Looms Over Salem

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Sep 232016
 

Oregon State Capitol Salem The Oregonian

Oregon State Capitol
Salem
The Oregonian


Sometimes a problem comes along that’s so big, so out of control and so menacing to millions of people that there just doesn’t seem to be a way to rationally figure a way to solve it.

But a few always try. Central Oregon Senator Tim Knopp and Democrat (so-called Republicrat) Betsy Johnson from northwestern Oregon, are expected to raise the PERS tragedy in the next legislature. But they seem to be getting little more than smirks from the democratic leaders who have their sights on a solution that are tied to the controversial tax on large corporations doing business in Oregon. But even they admit that the infusion of $3 Billion would only let a tiny bit of steam out of the PERS pressure cooker and then it would be back to trying to cook up some other way to raise money.

At any rate, the issue is getting the pot to begin to bubble and boil and the Oregonian is trying to keep up with it. Here’s their take on “The State of the PERS.” Click here.

 Posted by at 11:36 PM

Rollover accident Highway 34 milepost 25

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Sep 232016
 

8:45pm – Rollover crash reported on Highway 34 about 25 miles east of Waldport. No word on any injuries. Passing motorist saw the wreck and proceeded to a spot where he could make a phone call to 911.

9:12pm – Oregon State Police are on scene. Driver is out of the car and appears to be okay. Likely non-injury accident. Incoming fire-rescue units are being told to continue to the scene at normal highway speeds. No lights or sirens.

 Posted by at 8:49 PM