Mar 022015

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The Toledo Public Library is pleased to announce the opening of Creativity Camp, an unusual learning opportunity that is a collaboration with SolaLuna Studios and the Toledo Public Library.

This unique program, designed for 10 – 17 year olds, provides students the opportunity to discover, develop, and explore their personal creativity. The class will meet each Wednesday afternoon from 4:00 to 6:00 pm from March the 11th through May 27th. Enrollment is limited to 10 students per session. Cost is $8 per session and some scholarships are available. Participants are asked to complete an application form and an informal interview.

The two hour workshops will engage kids in a wide variety of creative learning experiences and build opportunities for adults in our community to share their creative passions with our children. During the three months, the themes we will utilize to set our imaginations free are “Down the Rabbit Hole,” “Ocean Commotion,” and “Pie in the Sky.” Activities include, but are not limited to, creative writing, pet craft projects, nature art, home design, watercolors, seaweed cards, sailor’s valentines, movement, drama, drawing, cooking and dream catcher design.

We will be learning from a wide variety of creatives in our community, including Heather Fortner, Guy DiTorrice, Mary Eastman, Steve Travis, Jeff Ingram, Robert Trusty, and Wayne Plourde. The Artistic Director for the camp is Sarah Gayle Plourde.

Applications are available on the Library Page of the City of Toledo Website, at the Toledo Public Library at 173 NW 7th Street, and at SolaLuna Studios at 179 N Main Street both in Toledo. Funding for Creativity Camp comes from the Lincoln County Cultural Coalition.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact Deborah Trusty, Director Toledo Public Library at 541-336-3132 or by email:

 Posted by at 10:05 AM
Mar 022015
Meningococcus virus  Goes after brain, spinal cord, respiratory system. Anti viral medications are available along with new vaccines.

Meningococcus virus
Goes after brain, spinal cord, respiratory system.
Anti viral medications are available along with new vaccines.

The death of a University of Oregon student has triggered a mass vaccination of students against a deadly virus making the rounds on campus in Eugene.

It’s a virus that is shared when people kiss, drink from the same cup, glass or straw or from sharing the same cigarette. A student died from Meningococcus virus February 15th. Anyone who had “close contact” with the student is urged to contact the Lane County Health Department at 541-682-4041. A nurse will help decide whether anti-biotics are needed to prevent coming down with the virus.

Symptoms include severe headache, fever, neck stiffness or rash. If any show up get to a doctor immediately. Delay in getting treatment can result in brain damage, deafness, paralysis and loss of fingers, toes or limbs. About ten percent of cases are fatal.

The Meningococcus virus spreads through being in close quarters with someone infected with the virus. Coughing, sneezing, or close personal contact such as sharing drinks or kissing. It’s less contagious than the flu or a cold but the main difference is that it can kill you.

A new vaccine is now available on the University of Oregon campus and they’re vaccinating as many students as possible. If you are a parent of a University of Oregon student, health officials urge that your student be strongly encouraged to be vaccinated.

In addition to getting vaccinated other ways to avoid an infection of meningococcus is washing your hands regularly, not sharing cigarettes or eating utensils and not drinking from the same bottle, cup or straw used by someone else.

 Posted by at 9:03 AM
Mar 022015

Chris Burns Weather

Monday, Mar. 2nd – Lincoln County

Summary: Yesterday was an exercise in truth in advertising as conditions wholly aligned with the forecast. Following a sunny morning, increasing clouds began nipping away at the blue sky until it was completely overcast at dusk. The rain began on schedule around 9:00pm with amounts above a tenth but below a quarter of an inch. The rain fell on and off through much of the night, ending for the most part around 4:00am. At dawn, it was still mostly cloudy but breaking up and winds were light out of the east.

Past 24 Hours High/Low/Rain…
Lincoln City: 60F/43F/0.18”
Depoe Bay: 56F/36F/0.19”
Newport: 54F/36F/0.22”
Waldport: 53F/34F/0.17”
Yachats: 55F/41F/0.13”

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Forecast: We’re kicking off today with a slight chance of a lingering shower, and then looking for increasing WON SUN-CLOUDSsunshine with highs of 50-55F. It could be chilly tonight when the clear sky allows daytime heat to escape and the mercury settles to about 35F, feeling cooler as north winds blow 10-15 mph gusting to 20. Beginning tomorrow and for the rest of the week’s outlook, boring but pleasant. Mostly clear skies, a little northeast wind at times, some patchy fog, highs of 55-60F, lows around 40F.

Travel: In the Coast Range today, chance of showers, partly sunny, with 50F. Valley destinations are expecting a chance of showers early, gradual clearing and a high of 55F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for possible showers, partly sunny skies, light winds, temps around 55F. For the Cascades, there are spots of ice at Willamette and Santiam Passes this morning, bare pavement at Government Camp, temperatures are 25-30F; a slight chance of snow showers early, becoming partly sunny, the snow level is at 2,500 feet. Carry chains or traction tires.

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Call or email George today!

Cascades Snow Pack: Currently 36”; a loss of 1” since yesterday; an overall gain of 5” in the past seven days; 69” less than this date last year; 91% below the 30-year average Snow Water Equivalent (total amount of moisture in the snow pack).

Ski Report – New Snow/Base/Condition…
Hoodoo 0”/4”/closed
Willamette Pass 0”/1”/closed
Mt. Bachelor 0”/51”/firm packed
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl 0”/12”/closed
Mt. Hood Meadows 0”/33”/carveable hardpack
Timberline 0”/50”/enjoy a great day of riding

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Marine: Winds are light easterly nearshore this morning but still blowing NNE 10-15 knots gusting 20 well offshore WON SCAand seas remain lumpy, 7 feet at 8 seconds. As of 8:00am, Depoe Bay bar is closed to recreational vessels 18 feet and less. Yaquina Bay bar is unrestricted. A Small Craft Advisory for winds is in effect through this afternoon for the outer waters. Nearshore, NE winds 10-15 knots today; offshore winds N 15-20 knots gusting 25; seas in all areas 7-9 feet at 8 seconds. Tonight, the breeze eases to N 10-15 knots with seas subsiding to 5 feet at 8 seconds. Lighter E wind is on tap tomorrow, 10-15 knots, and swells drop to 4 feet. Outlook is for NE winds Wednesday with a long period swell, 3 feet at 14 seconds. N wind 10 knots Thursday, SW wind 10 knots Friday, and swells around 4 feet.

On the Beach… Becoming sunny, breezy, surf 6 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
* Tides
03/02 Mon 09:56 AM 8.11 H
03/02 Mon 04:40 PM 0.31 L
03/02 Mon 11:13 PM 7.21 H
03/03 Tue 04:41 AM 2.67 L

Call Craig today at 541-270-4565

Call Craig today at 541-270-4565

In Short: Gradual clearing, moderate winds, then fair and mild.

 Posted by at 8:05 AM
Mar 022015
Lydell Suppah, 30 Theft, Meth possession and Sex Offender failing to register Bail:  $265,000

Lydell Suppah, 30
Theft, Meth possession and Sex Offender failing to register
Bail: $265,000

Lincoln County Sheriff’s investigators have arrested an Otis man for a home burglary that was reported in early February. Deputies arrested 30 year Lydell Suppah for the break-in and theft of a rifle and miscellaneous jewelry from a residence on Bear Creek Road in otis.

On February 10th, 2015, at about 7:00 PM, deputies with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s office responded to a burglary at a residence located near the 500 block of Bear Creek Road in Otis. An investigation revealed that someone forced entry into the residence and stole a rifle and miscellaneous jewelry. Through the course of the investigation, suspect information was developed.

Suppah was also found to be in possession of methamphetamine and had failed to update his sex offender registration.

Suppah was taken into custody and lodged at the Lincoln County Jail on charges of Burglary in the first degree, Theft in the first degree, Unlawful possession of methamphetamine and Failure to report as a sex offender. Suppah’s bail is set at $265,000.

 Posted by at 7:50 AM
Mar 012015
New Oregon GOP Chair Bill Currier, center, Vice Chair Donna Walker and Klamath Co. GOP Chair Robert Moore

New Oregon GOP Chair Bill Currier, center, Vice Chair Donna Walker and Klamath Co. GOP Chair Robert Moore

IT expert and mayor of Adair Village Bill Currier soundly defeated a GOP leadership re-election slate led by former State Representative Wally Hicks of Grants Pass over the weekend.  Hicks was apparently so miffed at the ascension of Currier to the top slot in the state GOP that he didn’t even stick around to formally pass the gavel to him.

Such has been the frequent divisiveness of the Oregon GOP, along with a marked inability to raise campaign cash for conservative candidates for state office or even keep the state party organization on the same page.

Currier told the party over the weekend at their annual gathering in Clackamas that the Oregon Republican Party has a big opportunity to make great inroads with the voters because of the scandal surrounding the resignation of former Governor John Kitzhaber amidst allegations of influence peddling by his fiance and former First Lady Cylvia Hayes.

Oregonian reporter Jeff Mapes has the details. Click here.

 Posted by at 11:50 PM
Mar 012015
Toledo Eagles  Want YOU!

Toledo Eagles
Want YOU!

Big table rental sale at the Toledo Eagles on March 7th. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Several tables are already rented so if you want one call Patti at 541-336-1022 soon. The cost is $10.00 per table.

There will be something for everyone so come out and shop if you have nothing to sell. Even a few antiques (over 50 years old), lots of baby stuff and toys, Avon, Scentsy, Doggie, Watkins items will be available also. Plus all the regular garage sale stuff. The Eagles will also be serving breakfast that morning for a very small fee.

 Posted by at 4:50 PM