The Central Coast Electric Car Club is pleased to announce Nissan America is bringing a 100% electric 2018 LEAF with a new look to Lincoln City for all to view and to take a ride in a 100% electric car!
This Sunday, November 19, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. behind the Lincoln City Cultural Center near the AeroVironment electric car charging station behind the Center.
There will be an awning set up in case of rain.
The indoor Farmers’ Market will also be going on so you can have fun shopping AND checking out the 2018 Leaf, which will NOT be available for sale until March or April, will be manufactured in Smyrna, Tennessee, has 150 miles range on a single charge, and is expected to retail for $30,800. (No one will try to sell you a Leaf at this event!) Currently there is a $7,500 federal tax credit for the purchase of an electric car, and Oregon recently passed a $2,500 rebate for an electric car purchase as well. So the price would be reduced to $20,800. Cheaper than a Prius Hybrid!!
Again, tire kickin’ time at the Lincoln City Cultural Center this Sunday—please feel free to forward this to anyone who may be interested. We’d like the Nissan rep to leave feeling it was worthwhile to bring this new car out of Portland and to encourage Nissan to do the same at other locations.
An deceased person has been found in the D-River near the Rodeway Inn and Suites. North Lincoln Fire-Rescue is enroute to the scene.
The area is where real estate administrator Jeanene Beck, 51, of Gresham, went missing Thursday night behind the Rodeway Inn adjacent to the D-River in Lincoln City. Ms. Beck was attending a regional real estate meeting in Lincoln City.
Police have activated the Regional Crime Team, all of whom are enroute to the scene to begin gathering evidence that may exist in the area related to the body discovered Friday evening.
See story below.
The Lincoln City Police Department is looking for the public’s assistance locating a missing person from the Rodeway Inn in Lincoln City.
Jeanene M. Beck of Gresham was reported missing from the area of the Rodeway Inn in Lincoln City, next to the D-River. On Thursday Beck had eaten dinner in Lincoln City and returned to her motel room at the Rodeway Inn. Beck’s 23 year old autistic son was left in the room and Beck went out to smoke and never returned. Beck’s vehicle and purse were still at the motel. Beck’s phone is off and goes to voicemail. According to family members this is unusual behavior for Beck.
Beck is a 51 year old white female, 5 foot 2 inches tall with brown hair and brown eyes. The public is encouraged to contact the Lincoln City Police Department with any information regarding Beck’s location or possible siting. Police phone is 541 994 3636.
Last week, Montana reported its first case of a free-ranging deer testing positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). The deer was harvested by a Montana hunter and its carcass was brought to Oregon by the hunter’s relative, who lives in Madras.
The parties involved failed to follow regulations that prohibit certain parts of deer, elk and moose that contain central nervous system tissue (where the prion that causes CWD is most concentrated) from being brought into Oregon. People hunting in states with CWD who harvest a deer, elk or moose may only bring back parts without spinal cord or brain tissue (e.g. antlers on a clean skullcap). See page 29 of the Oregon Big Game Regulations under “Parts Ban” for more information.
ODFW and OSP contacted the relative late last week after learning from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks that the deer had tested positive for CWD. They discovered that prohibited parts containing neurological tissue had been brought into Oregon and had been disposed of in the local area following butchering. ODFW and OSP immediately retrieved these deer parts for safe disposal.
Some parts of the deer also went to a landfill. ODFW was unable to locate and retrieve these parts, as too much time had passed since their disposal. However, the parts are deeply buried and will not come into contact with deer or elk, so are considered a low risk to free-ranging wildlife.
Following investigation, OSP Fish & Wildlife Division Troopers criminally cited the relative for Unlawful Import of contaminated deer parts from a CWD State. Troopers also recovered packaged deer meat as well as additional parts of the infected deer which will be safely disposed of by ODFW Staff.
“Enforcing the regulations established to protect Oregon’s fish, wildlife and other natural resources is the Division’s top priority. The cooperation with the individual who imported the unlawful parts, as well as the close coordination with ODFW, was paramount and substantially helped us in completing a thorough investigation” said Tim Schwartz, OSP Fish & Wildlife Division Lieutenant. “Without this cooperation and coordination, this could’ve turned out much worse.”
Chronic Wasting Disease is caused by a protein prion that damages the brain of infected animals, causing progressive neurological disease and loss of body condition. It’s untreatable and always fatal. It spreads through nose-to-nose contact between infected animals and through the animal’s bodily fluids. The prions that cause CWD can also last a long time in the environment, infecting new animals for decades, which is why Oregon has had a parts ban in place for 15 years.
“CWD is considered one of the most devastating wildlife diseases on the American landscape today,” said Colin Gillin, ODFW State Wildlife Veterinarian. “Once CWD enters a State and infects free-ranging deer and elk, it has been nearly impossible to eradicate with present day tools. So we want to do all we can to keep Oregon CWD-free.”
Oregon is still a CWD-free state. The disease has never been detected in a captive or free-ranging deer, elk or moose in Oregon. ODFW has been monitoring the state’s wildlife for the disease for years and is increasing its surveillance this year.
For example, ODFW is asking hunters interested in having their deer or elk tested for CWD to contact their local office to set up an appointment. ODFW is most interested in deer and elk that are at least two-years-old (e.g. not spikes). To get an animal CWD tested, hunters will need to bring in the animal’s head, which should be kept cool prior to sampling if possible. ODFW will also take a tooth for aging and hunters should receive a postcard several months later with information about the animal’s age.
Anyone who sees or harvests a sick deer or elk should also report it to the ODFW Wildlife Health Lab number at 866-968-2600 or by email to Wildlife.Health@state.or.us.
CWD spreads most quickly through movement of live animals, although it can also spread by transport of carcasses by hunters or through infected migrating deer and elk. In addition to Montana, documented cases of CWD have occurred in Alberta, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and Saskatchewan.
We don’t want it in Oregon, but we’ll get it if hunters are not acting responsibly in their hunting and butchering procedures.
The fire is out and the dust has cleared. The Red Cross has put Landscaper Travis Leroue and his family up in a motel for a few days to help them out. But his rental house remains uninhabitable due to the fire damage. Travis’ family needs help and needs it fast.
A Go Fund Me account has been set up for them for a modest sum to help them get back on their feet. Whether it’s five dollars or fifty dollars, every little bit helps for this family in distress. If you’d like to donate here’s the link to their Go Fund Me account: Click here.