Aug 312014
 
Tim Waonze Flute Player with Chandler Davis Sept 13, 12-3pm Cafe Mundo

Tim Waonze
Flute Player with Chandler Davis Sept 13, 12-3pm
Cafe Mundo

Summer drumming building to a crescendo in Nye Beach

Summer will end as it began in Newport’s historic oceanfront Nye Beach neighborhood — with the beat of hand drums and the song of wooden flutes.

The season finale of the Fourth Annual Nye Beach Second Saturday Summer Celebration & Drum Jam, on Saturday [September 13], from noon to 3:00 p.m.(rain or shine), in the Courtyard at Café Mundo, will feature Thunder & Lightness Duo percussionist Chandler Davis along with a special guest Native American flute player.

Tim Fields-Lardie, a well know performer and flute maker in Eugene and Lane County, will be filling in for Mary-Beth Nickel, the usual Native American flute player with the duo, who has family commitments. Fields-Lardie — of Lakota, Huron, and Celtic descent — performs under his Indian name, Waonze (Grizzly Bear). He was a compelling presence, along with Nickel, at the First Annual Waldport Native American Flute Concert in June and played with Thunder & Lightness at the Yachats River Valley Farm Tour on August 24.

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Aug 312014
 

Mr. Sun preparing his big high dive from the clouds. Dr. G PhD photos

Mr. Sun preparing his big high dive from the clouds.
Dr. G PhD photos


There he goes!

There he goes!


...and it's lights out time!

…and it’s lights out time!

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 Posted by at 10:54 PM
Aug 312014
 
Buddy Valentine Jail photo

Buddy Valentine
Jail photo

Lane County Sheriff’s deputies picked up Buddy Valentine today in the Ten Mile Creek area and whisked him away to the Lane County Jail in Eugene. There, he was booked for attempted murder, first degree assault and arson.

The charges stem from an alleged assault on Valentine’s one-time roommate who was badly injured in the melee which involved different weapons, according to reports. The victim, who lived near Ten Mile Creek, was taken to the Trauma Unit at Riverbend in Springfield.

Residents say they are breathing a sigh of relief knowing Valentine is in custody.

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 Posted by at 9:50 PM
Aug 312014
 

9:30pm
Reports that a vehicle crash has put one on its side in the brush on West Devils Lake Road near 22nd, and another damaged vehicle still on the road. Also a vehicle vs. pedestrian accident they’re trying to track down.

9:51pm
First responders can’t find the accident. Unable to locate.

9:52pm
Vehicle vs. pedestrian mainly road rash.

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 Posted by at 9:32 PM
Aug 312014
 
Marijuana related crash  Near Astoria - OSP photo

Marijuana related crash
Near Astoria – OSP photo

With alcohol at the wheel, the driver merely needs to breathe into a tube or allow a blood draw to determine whether he or she was drunk behind the wheel. The law also provides that even though a driver may to have a .08 blood-alcohol level, an officer’s opinion that the driver was “impaired via alcohol” can carry a very heavy weight in court.

What authorities are learning, is that marijuana ingredients are elusive and tend to be hard to track leading to a big credibility gap in determining when someone is “too high to drive.” Juries want specifics in order to convict. Lacking that they cannot find someone guilty if there is reasonable doubt about the evidence.

Here’s the full story in the Oregonian. Click here.

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 Posted by at 9:09 PM
Aug 312014
 
Cape Perpetua

Cape Perpetua

Provided by Siuslaw National Forest Office

Yachats – Join us in the grand finale celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, 1964-2014, Saturday, September 6th from 1 – 3 p.m. at Cape Perpetua Visitors Center.

“All year has been a celebration of Wilderness and how important it is for people to experience untrammeled pristine areas,” stated Stacey Forson, Recreation and Lands Staff Officer for the Siuslaw National Forest. “On the Siuslaw National Forest our three wilderness areas – Drift Creek, Cummins Creek, and Rock Creek provide opportunities for primitive and unconfined recreation which is what wilderness is all about.” Forson added.

Open House activities include a wilderness film festival showing in the visitor center theatre, Native American flute music, photo contest results, auction results from the Artist in Residence summer program, and a primitive tools exhibit. Desserts will be provided by interpretive partner Discover Your Northwest.

The schedule is as follows:
Wilderness Film Festival – showing in the Theatre
1:00 p.m. – “The Meaning of Wild” – 30 minutes. Take part in an epic journey through one our nation’s wildest landscapes to learn the true meaning of wild, with wildlife cameraman Ben Hamilton.
1:30 p.m. – “Untrammeled” – 27 minutes. Experience the personal emotions a horse- packing trip evokes in young men and woman, many who are experiencing wilderness for the very first time.
2:00 p.m. – “50 Years and Counting: Is Wilderness still Relevant?” – 30 minutes. Get inspired by retired Deputy Chief of the Forest Service, Jim Furnish as he makes a compelling case for the next 50 years of wilderness stewardship.
On-going 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
· Artist in Residence Program – Meet the artist Margie Lopez-Read
· Primitive Tools Exhibit 1 – 2:30 p.m. – Forest Service trails specialist
· Wilderness Exhibits
· Desserts available – Sponsored by Discover Your Northwest

2:30 p.m. Wrap-up Program
· People’s Choice Awards for Wilderness Photos
· Artist in Residence Program – Reveal highest bidders
· Informal Wrap-up and Reminiscence

All activities are free, although a federal day use pass is required for vehicles within the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area. This can be obtained at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center.

On September 3, 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Wilderness Act. This historic bill established the National Wilderness Preservation System (NWPS) and set aside an initial 9.1 million acres of wildlands for the use and benefit of the American people. Over the past 50 years, and as a result of America’s support for wilderness, Congress has added over 100 million acres to this unique land preservation system.

Participating partners with the Wilderness 50th celebration include the City of Yachats, Angell Job Corps, Audubon Society and the Siuslaw National Forest.

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 Posted by at 7:45 PM
Aug 312014
 
Barbara Leff Depoe Bay City Councilor

Barbara Leff
Depoe Bay City Councilor

Hi to All –

This city council meeting is crowded with important topics. Among them: the Fish Plant lease agreement; the ODOT Letter of Understanding 2015-18 for the Highway 101 South of Bridge Streetscape Project; the Oregon State Marine Board Pumpout and Dump Station grant opportunity; the agreement for law enforcement services with Lincoln County Sheriff’s office, and the offer of a property gift to the City from the Granat Living Trust; Please join us for these discussions.

Other topics include the Wastewater Advisory Committee recommendation on the request to review our agreement with Gleneden Sanitary District and the request to schedule the Salmon Bake and Music in the Park events for this year. The complete agenda is shown below.

Councilors Leff and Hoitink Last winter

Councilors Leff and Hoitink
Last winter

One final note: There will be an empty seat next to me Tuesday evening. You may know that Skip Hoitink is deceased. Skip’s loss hurts us all. His family and friends are devastated and our town has lost an unceasing advocate who worked tirelessly to make it better. Skip’s only agenda was to make our city the best possible place for all of us. Let’s hope that we all can move forward with Skip’s zeal and affection for our town and his caring and respect for his constituents and fellow public servants.

Be safe and hug a loved one,

Barb Leff
City Councilor

Here’s the City Council agenda:

I. Pledge of Allegiance

II. Call Meeting to Order and Establish a Quorum

III. Approve Minutes: August 19, 2014 Regular Meeting

IV. Accounts Payable

V. Special Orders

VI. Reports of Officers, Boards, or Standing Committees
Wastewater Advisory Committee – Recommendation on Gleneden Sanitary District Request to Review Agreement

VII. Public Comments

VIII. Unfinished Business
Offer of Gift of Property to City from K. Henry and M. Louise Granat Living Trust

New Business
Fish Plant Lease Agreement
Request to Schedule Event in City Park – Depoe Bay Chamber of Commerce Annual Salmon Bake and Music in the Park
Oregon State Marine Board Pumpout and Dump Station Grant Opportunity
Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) Letter of Understanding 2015-18 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) Enhance Project – U.S. 101 South of Bridge Streetscape Project
Revision to Agreement with Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office – Enhanced Law Enforcement Services

X. Correspondence

XI. City Staff Report

XII. Council Comments

XIII. Adjourn

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Aug 312014
 
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Aug 312014
 

Hilltop Cafe Bistro Replaced the old market for some some delectable breakfasts and lunches.  Dinner coming up a bit later!

Hilltop Cafe Bistro
Replaced the old market for some some delectable breakfasts and lunches. Dinner coming up a bit later!


Restaurant owner Rick Snow has laid it on the line for this brave new culinary venture. Former Drift Inn Chef David Bank is presiding maestro of the kitchen!  So Waldport and Yachats stop in enjoy some great food!

Restaurant owner Rick Snow has laid it on the line for this brave new culinary venture. Former Drift Inn Chef David Bank is presiding maestro of the kitchen! So Waldport and Yachats stop in enjoy some great food!

Glen Weaver and his wife tells us that they just had lunch at the new Little Hilltop Cafe’ Bistro in Waldport. It is where the Old Hilltop Market stood for so many years and now has a head chef in the form of David Bank, formerly chef at the Drift Inn in Yachats; the operation owned by Rick Snow.

The old Hilltop Market building was largely taken apart, renovated and added to, to make it a nice new addition to Waldport. Weaver said the food was great and he’d like to see the whole area, from Seal Rock to Yachats make it a MUST STOP along their travels up and down Highway 101.

Weaver says the Hilltop Cafe-Bistro is situated up on the hill immediately south of Waldport just up from the seawall, corner of Waziata and 101. For now it is breakfast, lunch, Espresso and pastries till 4:00. Breakfast, sandwiches, pastries, soup, chile, pizza and in the future a diner. It is just south of Waldport up the hill past the sea wall right on 101!

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 Posted by at 4:57 PM
Aug 312014
 
Rainbow over Newport fishing fleet Glen Weaver

Rainbow over Newport fishing fleet
Glen Weaver

From Newport Chamber of Commerce

Discover Newport launched their first annual Facebook and Instagram photo contest this past week. Social media users have begun submitting photos of Newport’s beautiful scenery for the contest which runs through September 8th. The top three photo entries with the highest number of likes will receive prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and will be highlighted on both the Discover Newport website and the Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce website.

Those interested in submitting their photos may do so by using the hashtag #NewportOregonPhotoContest. Please note that photos entered in the contest become property of the Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce and may be used for future publicity of Newport. Photo credit will be given to the photographer when possible. For more information call Bobbi Price at the Chamber office 541-265-8801 or email bobbi@newportchamber.org.

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