Sep 022014
 
Illegally caught chinook salmon out of Astoria.

Illegally caught chinook salmon out of Astoria.

Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife troopers cited an Astoria man late last week on several commercial fish-related charges after seizing 748 pounds of illegally caught Chinook salmon on the Columbia River near the Willamette River. Troopers also seized an illegal 1,200 foot gillnet used to catch the fish.

Two OSP Fish & Wildlife troopers on nighttime boat patrol were conducting compliance checks on commercial gillnet fishermen on the Columbia River near the Willamette River. The troopers were checking fishermen for proper licensing, gear and caught fish, and many commercial fishermen were found to be in compliance.

At approximately 10:30 p.m.Thursday, the troopers checked a boat belonging to DUFFY DUNCAN, age 66, from Astoria. While checking to ensure he was gillnetting in compliance with rules and regulations, the troopers determined his net mesh size was illegally too small and that he was a was in possession of 44 Chinook salmon caught in the net.

The troopers seized the 1,200 foot net and all of the salmon aboard which weighed 748 pounds. DUNCAN was issued citations for Commercial Fishing Prohibited Method (Mesh Size) and Unlawful Take/Possession of Commercially Caught Salmon (44 counts).

The seized salmon was delivered to a wholesale fish dealer and sold at the going rate of $2 per pound. The proceeds will go to the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife.

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 Posted by at 10:59 AM
Sep 022014
 

Chris Burns Weather

Tuesday, September 2nd – Lincoln County

Summary: After paying our penance forward with rain at the beginning of the holiday weekend, yesterday was ideal for cookouts, hiking, camping, beach walks and other activities outdoors. Skies were mostly sunny, high temperatures came in on target at 65-70F and no precipitation was recorded. The afternoon was a tad breezy as northwest winds blew 15-20 mph with gusts to 25, but that didn’t appear to dampen Labor Day spirits. Fog and low clouds began nosing in off the ocean around sunset and lasted most of the night. This morning, it was still foggy around the beaches and bays but skies were mainly clear inland, a light northeast wind wafted through the trees and lows were in the mid-50s.

Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 70F/60F
Depoe Bay: 67F/55F
Newport: 66F/50F
Waldport: 65F/51F
Yachats: 66F/56F

Forecast: Dressing the young ones for the first day of school should be a no-brainer with dry and mostly sunny conditions predicted (except for patchy fog near the beaches and bays). There’s a chance some mid-level clouds will move in later today as a small weather disturbance passes by to our north. The thermometer is expected to top out around 65F and winds should be fairly light. Mostly cloudy tonight, low of 50-55F and light north winds. Tomorrow, look for fog and low clouds early and then gradual clearing. High temps 65F or so and strong northwest winds in the afternoon and evening, 15-25 mph gusting near 30. Outlook is for warmer days, 65-75F, Thursday through Saturday, with sunshine and moderate northeast winds. Long range forecasts are hinting at a weather system arriving Sunday night that could produce cooler temperatures and a little rain during the early part of next week.

Travel: Watch for children and buses as school starts this morning. Slow down and keep your eyes peeled. In the Coast Range today, partly cloudy and 70-80F. Valley destinations will have mostly sunny skies with highs of 75-80F. For the Cascades, partly cloudy; the freezing level is at 14,000 feet.

Marine: The breeze is light easterly near shore but blowing N 10-15 knots at the Rockpile this morning; seas are 5 feet at 8 seconds. As of 8:00am, Depoe Bay and Yaquina Bay bars are unrestricted. For today and tonight, N winds 10-15 knots gusting 20 with a 5 foot swell and 3 foot windwaves. Stronger N winds are expected tomorrow, rising to 15-20 knots gusting 25, a NW swell of 7 feet and 5 foot chop on top. Outlook is for mainly northerly winds 20-25 knots with combined lumpy seas 5-7 feet Thursday through Saturday.

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On the Beach… Patchy fog, clouds and sun, surf 2-4 feet (low).
* The Water Contact Advisory remains in effect for Devils Lake in Lincoln City until further notice.
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
Tides
09/02 Tue 11:48 AM 3.31 L
09/02 Tue 06:15 PM 7.93 H
09/03 Wed 01:31 AM 0.84 L
09/03 Wed 08:14 AM 5.83 H

In Short: Patchy fog, mixed sky, light wind, then warming.

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 Posted by at 8:05 AM
Sep 012014
 
Sunsets with a small American flag still waving. Dr. G PhD, Bayshore photo

Sunsets with a small American flag still waving.
Dr. G PhD, Bayshore photo

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 Posted by at 10:06 PM
Sep 012014
 
GOP Hecklers make their point, but so does Gov. Kitzhaber...

GOP Hecklers make their point, but so does Gov. Kitzhaber…
The Oregonian photo

There were a number of GOP hecklers raising a few issues of their own when Democrat Governor John Kitzhaber took the stage at Oaks Park in Portland Monday, celebrating Labor Day and it’s roots creating worker rights for better pay and benefits.

The GOP roisters shouted out that women in his administration get paid 20% less than the men in his administration. Gov. Kitzhaber shot back with some thoughts of his own.

Here’s the rest of the story in the Oregonian. Click here.

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 Posted by at 9:53 PM
Sep 012014
 
Half Moon Ken Gagne

Half Moon
Ken Gagne

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 Posted by at 9:06 PM
Sep 012014
 

Ken Gagne caught the Yachats Family Robinson setting up housekeeping on a deserted island in Yachats Bay...

Ken Gagne caught the Yachats Family Robinson setting up housekeeping on a desert island in Yachats Bay…


Meanwhile Mr. Gagne was preparing to yell out to them when the next high tide is expected....

Meanwhile Mr. Gagne was preparing to yell out to them when the next high tide is expected….

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 Posted by at 5:13 PM
Sep 012014
 
Looking down from his back yard...you can see the critters at the end of the Bayshore Spit...

Looking down from his back yard…you can see the critters at the end of the Bayshore Spit…

And with Glen's camera zoom, you get it up close and nearly personal!

And with Glen’s camera zoom, you get it up close and nearly personal!
Glen Weaver photos

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 Posted by at 4:43 PM
Sep 012014
 
Seal Rock Water District Office Really nice place to work!

Seal Rock Water District Office
Really nice place to work!

Seal Rock Water District is looking for a new Accounts Receivable/Utility Billing Clerk!

Full Time: 40 hours/week (M-F 7:30am-4:00pm)
Salary: $13.44 – $19.03/hour D.O.E. (benefit pkg)

Applicant must complete SRWD application & supplemental application. The employer has requested that WorkSource Oregon (state employment office, Newport) pre-screen all applicants for this position. Please contact your local WorkSource Oregon office if you wish to apply for this job.

Applications available from Oregon State Employment Division, 120 NE Avery, Newport, OR 97365, 541-265-8891.

Applications must be returned to Oregon State Employment Division on or before September 30, 2014 at 4:00pm.

For more information on these and other employment opportunities go to ClassifiedsLincolnCounty.com, or just click here. Or you can always click on the CLC ads on the sides of this webpage. By the way, there are a number of garage and yard sales this weekend, so check those out too on Classifieds Lincoln County.

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 Posted by at 4:10 PM
Sep 012014
 
Newport needs lifeguards!

Newport needs lifeguards!

From City of Newport

The Newport Swimming Pool is hiring lifeguards. Must be able to swim 300 yards and complete a lifeguard training course. (Provided once you are hired).

Pay starts at $9.64 hr, is part time, and must be able to work evenings and some weekends. Open to all applicants. Must be at least 15 years old but we also hire retired or someone looking to supplement hours with a second job. Great position working for the City of Newport!

For more information please call 541-265-7770 and ask for Kathy or Heather, or you can visit the City web site at NewportOregon.gov, print out a City job application and bring it to the pool.

For more information on these and other employment opportunities go to ClassifiedsLincolnCounty.com, or just click here. Or you can always click on the CLC ads on the sides of this webpage. By the way, there are a number of garage and yard sales this weekend, so check those out too on Classifieds Lincoln County.

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 Posted by at 4:07 PM
Sep 012014
 
South Beach beach walk as summer winds down...

South Beach beach walk as summer winds down…
Julie Sachetti photo

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 Posted by at 1:38 PM