Fight on Newport’s Bayfront. Man is reported to be unconscious on the dock.
What sounds like a very bad traffic crash just north of Lincoln City. Four injured so far – being loaded aboard ambulances. Additional ambulance being sent to the scene.
10:45pm. Second ambulance no longer needed.
Logsden Community Club Seeks Donations
to Refurbish the Logsden Community Center
The Logsden Community Club is a non-profit 501 C-3 which donates a portion of its’ profits back to the community including the Siletz Valley Volunteer Firefighters. The only gathering place available in the rural community, the facility is a center for private and club sponsored events in the area and is available for rent.
The Club is now seeking donations to fund the refurbishing of the building. Because the organization holds 501 C-3 status, all donations are tax deductible. $40 will purchase one gallon of paint and help freshen up the building for the coming years. Contributions can be sent to The Logsden Community Club, PO Box 67, Logsden, Oregon, 97357.
Located at the junction of the Logsden/ Siletz Highway and Moonshine Park Road, the Logsden Community Center is situated on a historic site where the local school once sat. Todays’ facility, built in the 1980s, is available to rent and is a wonderful location for local gatherings including weddings, family reunions, memorials and other celebrations. The facility also houses a commercial kitchen for cottage industry entrepreneurs who market home canned goods and is a designated emergency shelter. Rental rates for events are reduced for individuals who become members of the Logsden Community Club. The cost to join is $25.
The public is invited to the Annual Harvest Auction always a fun family event, scheduled for October 3, from 6-9pm. For further information contact Teresa Simmons @ 541-557-1695 or e-mail email@example.com.
Newport Fire Rescue was called to the beach down in front of Don Davis Park this afternoon on a report of a 9 month old infant in medical distress.
Reports say that the baby suffered a seizure or multiple seizures. Fire Rescue personnel rushed to the scene, did a preliminary assessment and had the baby enroute to PCH very rapidly.
It was a tragic 4th of July for four pleasure boat fishermen in a 21′ aluminum boat south of Newport’s south Jetty.
Reports say that the four were just outside the surfline, deep in fog, when a big set of waves rolled in over the top of them and capsized their boat.
Three of the four managed to get to the beach and were transported to PCH. One did not survive the ordeal. Eventually the boat and the body came ashore. Name of the deceased has not yet been released, nor his city of residence.
Obviously this is a sad, sad lesson about the Oregon Coast’s fickle thick marine layer of clouds that are always playing tag with the coast. Experienced fishermen know that when they see that wall of clouds and fog moving in, they head for port immediately, or head out to sea, well beyond the surfline and wait it out. Or, call the Coast Guard to help arrange a safe tow in.
As you can see from the picture of the overturned boat, the marine layer had quickly retreated. Had the four simply headed back out to sea, they probably would have made it just fine. Even in pea soup fog you can usually8 see the angle of the waves or swells going by, so all you have to do is head back out straight into them. Best to have a compass on board as well as a two-way marine radio on board.
The dogs have been re-united with their owner!!
Two labs, likely father and son, are apparently lost or got separated from their owner(s). Anyone who knows who is missing some healthy and beautiful dogs can call the Flounder Inn at 541-961-5626
Saturday, July 4th – Lincoln County
Summary: The fog and low clouds hung on a little while longer than usual yesterday, but eventually sunshine swept the coast clear. Thermometer readings topped out in the 60s and the sea breeze, as predicted, was considerably lighter than recent days; peak gusts were well under 30 mph. Skies remained relatively cloud-free for the evening fireworks shows, but low marine overcast and fog developed ‘round midnight and held on until dawn; low temps were in the 50s. This morning, the Sun was quickly making headway against the gray and it was dead calm.
Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 69F/55F
Depoe Bay: 62F/53F
Regional Record Highs Yesterday…
Eugene: 100F, previous 99F in 1970
Salem: 99F, previous 98F in 1970
Forecast: On this Independence Day, it’ll feel as if the Central Coast has declared itself a separate nation, totally liberated from the rest of Northwest Oregon and its tenacious heat wave. After the clouds and fog dissipate, you can roll out the barbie this afternoon in sunshine, light winds and nice’n’cool highs of 60-65F. Conditions will be ideal for the Gleneden Beach 4th of July Parade, and the festivities in Yachats including the 20th Anniversary la de da Parade. Skies should remain relatively clear for tonight’s fireworks shows in Lincoln City, Yachats and Newport. Tomorrow, look for patchy fog early, partly sunny later and the mercury rising to 60-65F. Outlook is for partly to mostly clear, not much wind and seasonal temperatures through the workweek ahead.
Travel: A Heat Advisory remains in effect until 6:00pm Sunday for the Coast Range, Willamette Valley, Columbia River Gorge and Cascade foothills. High temperatures generally in the 90s are expected and lows near 60F, though urban areas may not fall below 70F at night. The current heat wave is predicted to last until at least next Wednesday.
In the Coast Range today, mostly sunny with 85-95F. Valley destinations are expecting sunshine and a high of 95F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for sunny skies, light west winds, temps around 95F. For the Cascades, there’s bare pavement on the highways this morning, temperatures are right at 60F; mostly sunny, the free air freezing level is 16,000 feet. Outlook for holiday weekend travelers is dry roads and hot weather through tomorrow.
Marine: If you plan to spend the 4th fishing offshore, conditions are fairly light this morning with a N wind 5-10 knots and seas 5-6 feet at 8 seconds. Not much change is expected through the day as NW winds remain down around 5-10 knots, maybe gusting 15 or so this afternoon and evening, with swells 6 feet at 9 seconds. The breeze eases to NW 5 knots after midnight and swells round-out a bit to 6 feet at 9 seconds. Tomorrow, patchy fog and light winds, swells 6 feet. Outlook is for southerlies 5-10 knots Monday, then W to NW winds 5-10 knots Tuesday and Wednesday with the swell falling to 4 feet. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Patchy fog, sunny, light breeze, surf 5 feet (low).
* Inland residents coming to the Central Coast to escape the heat wave should remember that the ocean is extremely cold (55F); swimming in it can quickly lead to hypothermia and drowning.
07/04 Sat 08:41 AM -1.59 L
07/04 Sat 03:24 PM 7.65 H
07/04 Sat 08:46 PM 2.41 L
07/05 Sun 02:39 AM 8.71 H
In Short: Fog/clouds early, clearing, light wind, then partly cloudy and seasonal.