Seal Rock: Pickup vs pedestrian – 101 at Sandpiper

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Feb 072016
 

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4:32pm
Hit and run at 101 and Sandpiper in Seal Rock. Vehicle vs pedestrian.

4:35pm
Pedestrian was hit by a passing vehicle’s rear view mirror, passenger side. Upper body injury.

4:38pm
Red pickup stopped briefly. Two people in the truck. Woman passenger jumped out and ran over to the victim then quickly jumped back in the truck and the two drove off northbound. Woman described as having dark hair, about 5-7.

Piece of the passenger side mirror that broke off upon hitting the victim.

Piece of the passenger side mirror that broke off upon hitting the victim.
Casey Wittmier photos.

Additional debris from the truck.

Additional debris from the truck.

Seal Rock Fire, Lincoln County Sheriff's deputy, and Central Coast Fire on scene.

Seal Rock Fire, Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy, and Central Coast Fire on scene.

 Posted by at 4:32 PM

Newport: Traffic crash at NW 20th and 101

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Feb 072016
 

12:50pm
Traffic crash at NW 20th and and 101 in Newport. Rear-ender. Fluids are down on the pavement. Might be slick. Use extra caution in the area. Both vehicles have pulled off the pavement.

 Posted by at 12:53 PM

Lincoln City: Black smoke rising above 4331 SW Beach

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Feb 072016
 

10:25am
Dark smoke rising from behind 4331 Southwest Beach Avenue. Caller to 9-1-1 lives across the street and says no one is home at the address. Fire units enroute.

10:30am
North Lincoln Fire duty officer is arriving in the area and investigating.

10:36am
NLFR duty officer has checked the residence and reports only finding a small amount of steam coming out of a vent, which is not unusual. He has left the scene.

 Posted by at 10:32 AM

Weather or Not: Super Sunny

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Feb 072016
 

Chris Burns Weather

Sunday, Feb. 7th – Lincoln County

Summary: Now, that’s more like it. No measurable precipitation was recorded along the Central Coast yesterday, the first time that has happened in many weeks. To top off the day, east winds, which never got above 20 mph, kept the mercury moderate and highs climbed to 55F. The beaches and parks were thronged with locals and visitors alike as people came out of their lairs to stare at that strange orange ball in the sky and enjoy a Spring-like day. After sunset, some low clouds rolled back in but they weren’t dripping, so the night stayed dry with temps dipping into the mid-40s. By daybreak, it appeared the overcast was already losing ground and the east wind blew at about 10 mph.

Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: scattered clouds @ 2,200′
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: E 12 mph/Pressure: 30.30”

Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 54F/45F
Depoe Bay: 55F/41F
Newport: 54F/41F
Waldport: 54F/43F
Yachats: 56F/44F

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Forecast: You may have a difficult judgment call on your hands this afternoon, deciding whether to stay indoors WON PARTLY CLOUDYglued to the widescreen or play your own game outdoors in the sunshine. The clouds are expected to evaporate by noon or so and the thermometer heads for 60F. Mostly clear tonight, light east winds and a low of 45-50F. Tomorrow, look for wall-to-wall sunshine and warm temperatures of 60-65F, possibly a little above that. Outlook is for the Springy weather to last into Wednesday before the next weather system bullies its way in with a chance of rain on Thursday, rain likely Friday and a chance of showers Saturday. Temperatures return to seasonal highs of 50-55F and lows of 45-50F by midweek.

Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, there’s dry pavement on the highways and 40-45F in the passes; becoming partly sunny today, temperatures 55-60F. Willamette Valley destinations are expecting patchy fog early, then mostly sunny, the thermometer rising to 55-60F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for gradual clearing, light east winds, highs of 50-55F. For the Cascades, highways have mainly bare pavement with a few spots of ice this morning, temps are 30-35F, carry chains or traction tires; becoming partly cloudy today, the free air freezing level is 10,000 feet. Outlook for weekend travelers is dry roads tonight at the lower elevations; gusty east winds developing in the Gorge; in the Cascades, the free air freezing level rises to 12,000 feet by tonight.

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Marine: Winds are SE 5-15 knots this morning with seas 7-8 feet at 11 seconds. The breeze should be down to E 5-10 WON MARINE WXknots by this afternoon and swells subside to 6 feet at 12 seconds. Tonight, NE winds 5-10 knots, swells 7 feet. It looks like the swell will rebuild to about 10 feet tomorrow with E winds 5-10 knots gusting 15. Outlook is for mainly SE wind 10-15 knots and swells 8-10 feet Tuesday through Thursday, with the exception of a front producing southerlies to 20 knots for a brief period late Wednesday. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.

On the Beach… Becoming mostly sunny, light breeze, surf 5-8 feet (moderate).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
* Tides
02/07 Sun 11:01 AM 9.44 H
02/07 Sun 05:43 PM -0.81 L
02/08 Mon 12:20 AM 8.12 H
02/08 Mon 05:42 AM 2.69 L

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In Short: Decreasing clouds, light wind, clear & warm, then back to wet.

 Posted by at 7:17 AM

Siletz Tribe Elects Tribal Council Members

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Feb 062016
 
Delores Pigsley, Chair Tribal Council of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians - Re-elected

Delores Pigsley, Chair
Tribal Council of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians – Re-elected

Alfred (Bud) Lane III, Delores Pigsley and Lillie Butler were re-elected to the Tribal Council of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians in elections held today.

Lane, from Siletz, Ore., was re-elected with 418 votes; Pigsley, from Keizer, Ore., was re-elected with 371 votes; and Butler, also from Siletz, was re-elected with 261 votes. Eight candidates ran for the three open positions and the three who received the most votes were elected.

"Bud" Lane III, Vice Chair of Tribal Council of Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, 2016

“Bud” Lane III, Vice Chair of Tribal Council of Confederated Tribes
of Siletz Indians,
2016

These individuals will serve with Loraine Butler of Siletz, Gloria Ingle of Lincoln City, Ore., and Robert Kentta of Logsden, Ore., whose terms expire in 2017; and with Reggie Butler Sr. and Sharon Edenfield of Siletz and David Hatch of Portland, Ore., whose terms expire in 2018. Term of office is three years for each position on the nine-member council.

Seven hundred seven (707) ballots were returned and accepted. Enrolled members of the Siletz Tribe who are age 18 or older are eligible to vote in Tribal elections. The Tribe has more than 5,000 enrolled members.

Lillie Butler, Tribal Council of the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians

Lillie Butler, Tribal Council of the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians

The swearing-in ceremony for the newly elected council members will take place tomorrow (Sunday) at 11 a.m. at the Tribal administration building in Siletz. Officers, elected on an annual basis, also will be chosen at that time.

 Posted by at 8:43 PM

Shamrock Run needs volunteer photographers!!

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Feb 062016
 
Shamrock Run needs photographer volunteers!

Shamrock Run needs photographer volunteers!

Looking for volunteer photographers to help us capture participants enjoying the Newport Shamrock Run. This event has a 5k, 10k, and Kids Run and a portion of the proceeds goes to benefit the Toledo Elementary School.

We are looking for enough volunteers to have photographers out on the course as well as at the start/finish line.

The event will last just a few hours on Saturday March 12th with participants checking in around 8-8:30am and photographer volunteers needed about 8:45am to capture some of the costumes and folks visiting prior to the start time of 9:30am. Finishers of 10k will be approximately 90 minutes after that. Food/Drink/Awards afterwards at Rogue.

All volunteer photographers will be given a race t-shirt, food/drink at the post-race award party, and maybe a few other goodies and thanks for participating in this charitable event.

If you are interested, please send an email to: info@ArdorAdventures.com and it will reach the Photo Director, Kerry Terrel.

 Posted by at 7:53 PM

Male body washes ashore 7 miles north of Florence

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Feb 062016
 

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The body of an unidentified male has washed up on the beach about seven miles north of Florence.

The body was discovered early Saturday afternoon and reported to Oregon State Police which has launched an investigation into who the man may have been and the circumstances surrounding his death.

Two fishing boats went down off Coos Bay in mid January killing three crewmen – two from the F/V Eagle III and one from the F/V Sara Jo.

 Posted by at 5:44 PM

Newport: Raw sewage spilling from 48th Street pump station

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Feb 062016
 

4:30pm
Reports coming in to News Lincoln County indicate the 48th Street sewer pump station started overflowing again Saturday afternoon, dumping raw sewage onto Agate Beach near the Agate Beach Wayside.

Public Works crews ran out there and discovered that for some reason, one of the two pumps decided not to self-activate like it’s supposed to. So for a time the pump station backed up and out poured the sewage into the creek, rather than to the sewer plant at South Beach.

Public Works Director Tim Gross told News Lincoln County that they have no idea why the pump didn’t kick on like it was supposed to. He said the pump station requires two pumps to keep the sewage flowing properly to the South Beach Wastewater Plant. Both pumps badly needed replacing so they got one overhauled and put back in to service. The second pump is currently being rebuilt. Gross said it should be back to the 48th Street pump station in about a week. In the meantime the temporary back-up replacement for the second permanent pump is all they have to rely on to ensure both pumps are shouldering the load. But he added that once the rebuilt pump is back in service this shouldn’t happen again.

Gross said the entire 48th Street pump station is getting a complete rebuild starting in the Summer of 2017. Several other pump stations in the area also being rebuilt.

Gross reminds us that a lot of Newport’s sewer lines and pump stations are decades old – some older than half a century and it’s just going to take time to bring them up to date. And he adds that finding all the money to pay for it won’t be easy.

 Posted by at 5:27 PM

Oceanlake Elementary goes on lock-down – Suspicious man wants inside “to pick up his kids.”

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Feb 062016
 
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Oceanlake Elementary
Lincoln City
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On Friday at 1:35 pm, staff from Oceanlake Elementary school called 911 to report an unidentified was at the front door pushing the call button to gain access to the school. Staff said they didn’t know who he was. When they asked for his name he refused to answer and continued to repeatedly push the door buzzer. The man was described as a white male adult, wearing a grey sweatshirt and blue jeans.

Staff learned that the man had earlier contacted a janitor at a rear door to the school, but was told to go to the front of the school and check in with the office if he wanted to pick up his children. When the man appeared at the front door he was visibly agitated and upset.

Because the man refused to identify himself and continued to try to gain access into the school, the school was placed on lockdown. Lincoln City Police Officers responded to the location with full flashing lights and sirens. When the police pulled up, the man had left.

As a precaution, a Lincoln City Police officer remained on scene at Oceanlake Elementary until the end of the school day. Additional officers were posted at each school in Lincoln City for the final bell release. The man did not return to Oceanlake Elementary.

If anyone has any information about the man or his identity, please contact Sr. Officer Oscar Escalante at the Lincoln City Police Department at 541-994-3636.

 Posted by at 5:21 PM