Apr 182014

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Marketing isn’t a sprint, it is a marathon, and it helps to have a coach to help guide you if it is an unfamiliar sport. Jeffery Shirley, of JS Designs, wants to help your business succeed. In our growing age of technology one of the most essential marketing tools is a well designed website, it is not only important to have a website for your business to thrive, it is crucial.

According to research conducted by one of the leading marketing agencies, Hubspot, approximately 78% of internet users conduct research online before they consider making a transaction. Think about your own purchasing habits and how you pre-qualify the businesses you work with. If you are in need of a new roof you are probably not going to drive around and choose the first contractor you find. You are much more likely to do some research first. You will probably consult with friends and neighbors to see if they have recommendations. You may look through local publications and see if you find interesting offers and then there is a good chance you will investigate further online. Some will skip step one and two and jump straight on the computer to find out who is in their area, compare their experience level, examine the quality of their work, see who will fit into their budget and any other important factors in their decision making process. We do this with large purchases and small ones.

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Apr 182014

Tomato creator

Tomato creator

Barrels of good stuff for the tomatoes

Barrels of good stuff for the tomatoes

Bright, red shineys!

Bright, red shineys!

Tomato Trees!!

Tomato Trees!!

Ripe Tomatoes by the 4th of July??
Independence Day may take on a whole new meaning in Lincoln County if the 4-H Sustainable Living Club has its way. The Club is offering TomatoBarrel Workshops that promise independence from the old idea that you can’t grow tomatoes on the Oregon Coast! The Club has successfully produced ripe cherry tomatoes by July 4th two years in a row and wants to share the secret with all of Lincoln County!

4-H youth, their parents and all interested community members are invited to participate in the first FREE, 3-hour workshop on the April 24, Thursday at 1:05 pm. There will other workshops scheduled at different times and dates until the 4th of July.

The participants will build a TomatoBarrel. All materials and tools except the needed electric drill are provided. Registered 4-H youth attending the workshop can take home the barrel at no charge. Others may purchase theirs for the cost of material, approx $35. The workshops will take place at the 4-H Club’s Toledo Garden, located west of the town’s skate park.

The hands-on workshops will introduce participants to the TomatoBarrel, a portable system that takes advantage of the heat storing capacity of the water reservoir and of its portability to enable a longer growing season and minimal need for watering. Tomato production on the Oregon Coast is hard because of the large amount of cold Oregon rain; the Coast’s earth is cold until usually June or early July. With a TomatoBarrel you can start planting as soon as you build your 33-gallon container barrel.

Because the containers are mobile and can sit anywhere – on a deck, in a yard, on a sidewalk – they can be easily located in the sunniest area throughout the season. And because they are not in contact with the earth and there are 23 gallons of water stored in the bottom, they stay warmer. They also only need to have water replenished about once a week. So attend one of these free workshops and get ready to celebrate the Fourth of July with a plentiful harvest of red, vine-ripened, luscious tomatoes at your doorstep and available all summer long!

The TomatoBarrel workshops are yet another offering made possible through the 4-H Sustainable Living Club’s YA-4H grant. The Oregon State University Youth Advocates for Heath (YA4-H!) program launched the Producing for the Future Project to support local organizations in creating youth-developed community gardens in partnership with supportive adults in limited resource communities. Not only are organic gardening practices a focus but also developing and implementing a micro-enterprise venture to market the produce grown.

For more information about the barrels or to schedule a workshop, contact 4-H Sustainable Living Club Leaders Carl and Coralee Palmer at nextday@vol.com or 541-765-2109. To find out more about 4-H in Lincoln County, please contact Program Coordinator Todd Williver at 541-574-6534, todd.williver@oregonstate.edu

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Apr 182014


Samuel Fijardo-Landa Assault & Drug charges Bail:   $300,000

Samuel Fijardo-Landa, 23
Assault, Weapons & Drug charges
Bail: $300,000

From Lincoln City Police Lt. Jerry Palmer

Early Friday morning Lincoln City Police with the assistance of Oregon State Police SWAT and the Lincoln Interagency Narcotics Team (LINT), served a search warrant at 3037 NW Quay in Lincoln City. The search was conducted in an attempt to arrest two men suspected of felony assault and drug trafficking.

The State Police SWAT team surrounded the residence and attempted to call the suspects out of the residence. Two adult females, and adult male and three children were escorted from the home, questioned and released.

After the suspects did not respond to being called out, SWAT deployed diversionary explosions and gas charges into the home. Evidence of the assault and drug trafficking was recovered from the residence. One of the male suspect Samuel Fajardo, age 23, was arrested at the scene and charged with Assault II, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Manufacture of a Controlled Substance, Delivery of Controlled Substance, Possession of Controlled Substance Methamphetamine and Heroin, Child Neglect I, and Felon in Possession of Body Armor.

The other male suspect Selvin Fajardo, age 21, is still at large. The Lincoln City Police are asking anyone who has information as to Selvin Fajardo’s location to please call the police department at 541-994-3636.

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Apr 182014

Crater Lake

Crater Lake

Oregon Caves Cave Junction area

Oregon Caves
Cave Junction area

Fort Clatsop Lewis & Clark camped here

Fort Clatsop
Lewis & Clark camped here

Sheep Rock  John Day National Monument

Sheep Rock
John Day National Monument

Wyden Welcomes Secretary Jewell, Encourages Oregonians to Enjoy the Outdoors During National Parks Week -
Parks and Outdoor Recreation Boost Rural Economies

In honor of National Parks Week, Ron Wyden, D-Ore., encouraged Oregonians to enjoy the state’s natural treasures and take advantage of free admission to National Parks this Saturday and Sunday (April 19 and 20).

Wyden also welcomed Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, who will kick off National Parks Week on Saturday, at one of the Seven Wonders of Oregon, Crater Lake.

“It is truly fitting that Secretary Jewell will launch National Parks week at Crater Lake, which is a crown jewel in Oregon’s dazzling array of natural wonders,” Wyden said.

“This week is a reminder of how valuable national parks are, not only for preserving special places, but also as an engine for the economies of rural Oregon. National parks and outdoor recreation more broadly are a cornerstone of a brighter economic future for our rural communities.”

National Parks are a major economic engine for Oregon, generating $58 million annually in the state, and $14.7 billion nationwide, according to the Park Service and independent economists. Outdoor recreation in the state is responsible for 141,000 jobs, according to the Outdoor Industry Association.

Oregon’s national park system includes historical sites like the Lewis and Clark National Historic Park and Fort Clatsop National Memorial in Astoria, and natural wonders such as the Oregon Caves National Monument in Cave Junction and the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument in eastern Oregon

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Apr 182014

A tree so pink Makes ya wanna think Of a lemonade drink Burma Shave

A tree so pink
Makes ya wanna think
Of a lemonade drink
Burma Shave

Somebody forgot to tell these seahorses the tide was goin' out... Ken Gagne photos

Somebody forgot to tell these seahorses the tide was goin’ out…
Ken Gagne photos

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 Posted by at 1:53 PM
Apr 182014
Bob Smith, Aurora, OR 65 pounds of good eatin'...

Bob Smith, Aurora, OR
65 pounds of good eatin’…

2014 halibut seasons top April 25 Commission agenda

April 18, 2014

SALEM, Ore. – The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission will consider adopting the 2014 sport and commercial Pacific halibut regulations that are concurrent or more conservative with those recently adopted by the Pacific Fishery Management Council. In addition, the Commission will finalize the season dates for the spring all-depth fishery of the Central Coast subarea.

The International Pacific Halibut Commission approved a sport and commercial Pacific halibut quota of 960,000 pounds for 2014 for the U.S. West Coast, a slight decrease from 2013. While the commercial fishery regulations remain the same, there are four changes that affect the sport fisheries:

In the Columbia River subarea, the open days during the all-depth season have been expanded to include Thursdays.

Also in the Columbia River subarea, a nearshore fishery has been established to allow more groundfish anglers to retain incidental catches of halibut.

In the Central Coast subarea, the nearshore fishery will start July 1 instead of May 1 and the number of open days per week increases from three to seven. The goal is to provide more fishing opportunity in July when all-depth fisheries are general closed.

The former South of Humbug subarea has been separated at the Oregon and California border, and the Oregon portion is now known as the Southern Oregon subarea. As with all other subareas, the Southern Oregon subarea will now close once the quota has been attained.

The proposed 2014 Pacific halibut sport season are on the ODFW website.

Also on the agenda, ODFW staff will brief the Commission on the draft Coastal Multi-Species Conservation and Management Plan, which describes the conservation status and management actions for the majority of trout, salmon and steelhead populations on the Oregon Coast. The Commission is scheduled to consider adoption of a final plan at the June 2014 meeting.

Other agenda items to be considered by the Commission include:

A briefing on the 2014 ocean salmon seasons recently adopted by the Pacific Fishery Management Council. Several fisheries are currently open under an extension of 2013 rules, and the Commission will be asked to adopt rules for the remainder of the 2014 season at its June meeting.

Approving $549,930.50 for three restoration and nine enhancement projects recommended by the Restoration and Enhancement Board.

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission will consider the 2014 sport and commercial halibut seasons when it meets at 8 a.m. on Friday, April 25 in North Bend at the Mill Casino and RV Park, 3201 Tremont Ave.

Hearing a citizen petition to add barramundi as a controlled fish species.
The Commission is the policy-making body for fish and wildlife issues in the state. Public testimony before the Commission is held Friday morning immediately following the expenditure report. Persons seeking to testify on issues not on the formal agenda may do so by making arrangements with the ODFW Director’s Office, at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting, by calling 800-720-6339 or 503-947-6044.

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 Posted by at 12:45 PM
Apr 182014

Two car crash with no injuries, not block traffic at 101 and 20th next to Fred Meyers. Watch for emergency responders and flaggers.

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 Posted by at 12:28 PM
Apr 182014

paada take back poster

Saturday April 26
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day provides a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

The semiannual event coordinated by PAADA, Partnership Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Local Law Enforcement and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) focuses on raising awareness about the dangers associated with unused or expired prescription medications.

Deposit prescription or over-the-counter drugs intended for humans or animals at the Rx drop-boxes located at Police Departments in Newport, Lincoln City, Toledo and Waldport Sheriff’s Sub-Station. It is free, safe and confidential

Ensuring responsible disposal of Rx drugs addresses the many public safety issues. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.

Last October, Americans turned in 324 tons (over 647,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at over 4,114 sites operated by the DEA and its thousands of state and local law enforcement partners. When those results are combined with what was collected in its seven previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 3.4 million pounds—more than 1,700 tons—of pills.

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 Posted by at 12:19 PM
Apr 182014

Report of smoke in the area of the Elizabeth Inn. Reporting party says it’s coming from a building on SW 3rd. No flames seen…just lots of smoke.

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 Posted by at 10:41 AM
Apr 182014

Chris Burns Weather

Friday, Apr. 18th – Lincoln County

Summary: Not bad for a mid-April weather system. Precipitation amounts yesterday were nearly a half inch, with Lincoln City receiving a little over that. Southwest winds of 20-25 gusting past 30 were common on the Central Coast; Newport airport claimed the top gust at 38 mph but a gust of 45 mph was recorded on the Yaquina Bay Bridge (elevation 160′). High temperatures were generally in the low-50s. The wind and rain came to a screeching halt in the early evening and holes in the overcast appeared in time for some sunshine to get through before dark. Overnight, clouds dissipated further and by daybreak it was mostly clear with lows about 40F.

Past 24 Hours High/Low/Rain/Wind Gust…
Lincoln City: 55F/42F/0.55”/34mph
Depoe Bay: 52F/39F/0.41”/34mph
Newport: 52F/37F/0.42”/38mph
Waldport: 54F/42F/0.34”/28mph
Yachats: 52F/42F/0.37”/36mph

Forecast: A good Friday is on tap with mostly sunny skies, highs of 55-60F and light north winds. Becoming mostly cloudy, though, by tonight and a chance of rain developing, lows about 45F. Tomorrow, we’re back on the rain rollercoaster with another wet and windy weather front bringing a southwest breeze of 10-20 mph gusting 25 and up to a quarter of an inch of precipitation, highs in the low-50s. Outlook is for partly sunny and dry on Sunday, highs around 55F. Monday, a 50-50 chance of showers again, and then unsettled showery weather the rest of the week.

Travel: In the Coast Range, temps were in the mid-30s at 8:00am, so there could be spots of frost/ice; mostly sunny with highs of 55-60F today. Valley destinations are expecting sunshine and highs of 60-65F. For the Cascades, fair skies and patches of ice today with the freezing level at 3,500 feet. Outlook for weekend travelers is for rain Saturday but dry Sunday in the Coast Range and Valley. Rain is likely in the Cascades on Saturday, but a chance of snow in the highway passes on Saturday night. Warming with sunshine on Sunday and the freezing level rising to 6,000 feet.

Cascades Snow Pack: Currently 115”, no change since yesterday, or 68% of normal.

Ski Report – New Snow Inches/Total Inches/Condition…
Hoodoo Closed for Season
Willamette Pass Closed for Season
Mt Bachelor 0/101/Spring
Mt Hood Meadows 2/110/Machine Groomed
Mt Hood Ski Bowl Closed for Skiing/Tubing Open Sat-Sun
Timberline Lodge 4/147/Machine Groomed

Marine: A short 24-hour weather window appears to be available for those seeking to get offshore. Winds have dropped this morning to NE 5-10 knots and seas are about 8 feet. Depoe Bay bar is restricted for recreational vessels 24 feet and less. Yaquina Bay bar is unrestricted. The northerly breeze is expected to stay below 15 knots today and tonight with seas remaining at 7-8 feet. All bets are off tomorrow when a fairly strong front arrives in the morning. S winds quickly rising to 20-25 knots gusting 30, and a rough sea with 7 foot swells and 7 foot wind waves. Outlook is for winds to veer SW and drop tomorrow night to 15-20 knots but the swell rises to 11 feet. Sunday, a very large swell train makes its way into local waters with wave heights of 15-20 feet; S winds 10-15 knots gusting 20. The swell subsides on Monday to 12-15 feet and to 10-12 feet by Tuesday; winds SW 10-15 knots through mid-week.

On the Beach… Mostly sunny, light breeze, surf 6-8 feet (moderate).
For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
04/18 Fri 09:13 AM -0.91 L
04/18 Fri 03:50 PM 6.83 H
04/18 Fri 09:03 PM 2.55 L
04/19 Sat 03:06 AM 8.53 H

In Short: Fair, rain and wind, then unsettled.

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