Sep 042014
 
Lincoln County Jail

Lincoln County Jail
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Sheriff Dennis Dotson would like to invite citizens to view the newly remodeled Corrections Health unit and Food Service area. Neither of these areas had undergone major remodels since the opening of the jail in 1992.

Over the years, the medical unit was cited as being too small to handle the number of inmates the jail holds (161). The remodel resulted in larger, more secure work space, lab and exam areas. It has also allowed the relocation of the Jail Mental Health Counselor to the same area for more efficient continuity of care.

Upon opening the jail in 1992, the jail kitchen was very functional, but the years of constant daily use brought on slippery floors, rust, and equipment repairs.

Refreshments will be provided upon completion of the tour.

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 Posted by at 10:38 PM
Sep 042014
 
Sun imitating the Moon on Devils Lake Donna Plummer photo

Sun imitating the Moon on Devils Lake
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 Posted by at 10:20 PM
Sep 042014
 
Poetry in the Park continues at the Toledo Public Library!

Poetry in the Park continues at the Toledo Public Library!

The Toledo Public Library summer program, “An Evening in the Park!” found such a ready reception that we are carrying it on into September.  This event celebrates poetry and music and will be held (weather permitting) outside on the lawn of our awesome amphitheater here at the library at 173 NE 7th Street in Toledo. 

Franz Paul Van Den Bogaard and guests will be performing.  However, rain or shine we will be enjoying music and poetry on Friday, September 19 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.  Choose a favorite Stafford poem to read, or one of your other favorite poets…or bring one of your original poems to read.  If you would like to share your original family-appropriate poetry, we’d love to hear it.

Participants are invited to pack a “brown bag supper,” grab a blanket to spread on the grass, and bring the whole family.

If you have any questions, please contact Deborah Trusty, Director Toledo Public Library at 541-336-3132 or librarydirector@cityoftoledo.org.

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 Posted by at 10:10 PM
Sep 042014
 

welcoming salmon

The Fall Chinook Salmon run is underway, when adult fish are spawning up the Salmon River and its tributaries after years at sea. Come welcome them home with the Westwind Stewardship Group (WSG) and its community partners!

Activities begin at 1pm Sunday afternoon, September 14th. Meet at Knight Park just off of Three Rocks Road. All activities end at 5pm, but there will be boat tours/shuttles leaving Knight Park at 1pm, 1:30pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 4:30pm and 5pm.

Activities at Westwind include:
● Boat Tours of Salmon River Estuary ● Classes on the Salmon Cycle
● Beach Games
● Open Fire Salmon Bake
● Native American Salmon Weir
● Speakers/presentations

All ages welcome. Prepare to be outside and walking in sand (weather should be nice, but it can get windy).
$10 suggested donation to the Westwind Stewardship Group, a 501 (c) 3 non­profit corporation, so­ all donations are tax­ deductible.

For more information go to westwind.org, or contact Matt Taylor: matt@westwind.org, 541-­994­-2383.

WSG’s mission is to conserve the Westwind site in perpetuity, foster life-­changing outdoor experiences for all children, families and groups and promote environmental stewardship as a basis for sustainable living.

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 Posted by at 9:57 PM
Sep 042014
 
Pictured left to right: Bruce Tompkins, Craig Wagner, Dave Loomis, Dean Seaman, Frank Finch, and Sheriff Dotson.

Pictured left to right: Bruce Tompkins, Craig Wagner, Dave Loomis, Dean Seaman, Frank Finch, and Sheriff Dotson.

LINCOLN COUNTY POSSE MEMBERS RECOGNIZED

Six members of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse have been recognized for their service to the Sheriff and the citizens of Lincoln County. Sheriff Dennis Dotson presented service pins to Posse Captain Craig Wagner and Bruce Tompkins for their 10 years of service. Frank Finch was recognized for his 20 years of service; Dean Seaman was recognized for his 25 years of service and Dave Loomis was recognized for his 30 years of service.

Bud Parks, who was unable to attend the ceremony, was recognized for his 55 years of service to the Sheriff’s Mounted Posse.

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse has served the Sheriffs and citizens of Lincoln County since 1955. Sheriff Dotson spoke of the importance of volunteers to any organization and thanked these posse members for their many years of service.

More information about the Posse can be obtained from the Sheriff’s website at www.lincolncountysheriff.net

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 Posted by at 6:29 PM
Sep 042014
 

6:14pm
Vehicle has hit a bicyclist at 101 and NW 3rd, which is near Towne Pump Gas Station.

Southbound lanes blocked.

6:17pm
Bicycle rider has injuries to face, elbow and leg.

CALL FOR PHOTOS. BE DISCREET!!! NO CLOSEUPS!!!

Dave@NewsLincolnCounty.com

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 Posted by at 6:15 PM
Sep 042014
 
Big Garage Sale coming up just around the corner at the Siletz Grange Hall.

Big Garage Sale coming up just around the corner at the Siletz Grange Hall.

It’s ALMOST HERE!

The Annual Community Garage Sale!! Saturday, September 13th!

Rent a space and set up at the Grange Hall for $10 per 8′ table. Have your sale at home and advertise on our Community Map! Just contact Michelle Schaffer by September 11th at 541-444-1023 or by email at mickiems@teleport.com.

Breakfast and Lunch is available for purchase in the kitchen. Maps available at 8am. Hours are 9am to 4pm.

Monies raised are used for Alcohol and Drug Prevention Programs in the community. We are currently raising matching funds to help replace the roof on the Siletz Grange Hall.

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 Posted by at 4:19 PM
Sep 042014
 
Harbor Seals at south end of the Bayshore Spit Glen Weaver photo

Harbor Seals at south end of the Bayshore Spit
Glen Weaver photo

AN ALERT TO RESIDENTS OF WALDPORT AND BAYSHORE. WHAT YOU WILL SEE NEXT WEEK AT THE SOUTH END OF THE BAYSHORE SPIT IS A MARINE SCIENCE OPERATION. IT IS PERMITTED AND APPROVED BY ALL FEDERAL AND STATE AUTHORITIES UNDER THE CONTROL OF OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY’S HATFIELD MARINE SCIENCE CENTER AND THE MOSS LANDING MARINE LAB. DON’T CALL 9-1-1.

A marine mammal catch-TAG-and-release operation will be underway next week inside the jaws of the Alsea River at Waldport.

This work is authorized by federal permit (under the Marine Mammal Protection Act) NMFS#16991 issued to Dr. Jim Harvey of the Moss Landing Marine Lab/San Jose State University. Operation coordinators have also been in touch with Tony Stein of the Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department, and it has been determined that the operation will be conducted outside of their area of jurisdiction (which would be on the ocean side) and thus the operation does not need a permit from their agency.

This is a collaborative project between OSU and MLML. It is expected that they will have a team of between 12 and 16 scientists and assistants launching up to three outboard powered small boats.

They are planning to conduct harbor seal captures on one of these dates next week:
Tuesday Sept. 9th, Wednesday Sept.10th, or Thursday Sept. 11th.

Location:
Researchers will be working inside of Alsea Bay, near and on the river beaches where harbor seals usually haul out.

They will work mostly around low tide. Work will involve catching up to 15 animals that they will temporarily restrained for the purpose of collecting small tissue samples and for gluing telemetry transmitters to the fur on the heads of the animals. These transmitters may remain attached for as long as 6-9 months, after which time they fall off as the glue degrades, or as the animals molt.

It is expected the operation will take about 3-6 hours. Captures will occur near the shore in the water using purse seine nets deployed from 2 boats, or on the shore using hoop nets. The seals will stay on the shore at the capture location until the operation is completed. Animals will be released immediately thereafter. Researchers will have experienced veterinary staff as part of their team.

Information courtesy Dann Cutter, Waldport City Councilor.

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 Posted by at 3:42 PM
Sep 042014
 
Matthew David Simmons Now more than just hit and run...

Matthew David Simmons
Now more than just hit and run…

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputy Barry Bruster responded to a report of a burglary Wednesday night during which a man had forced his way into a residence two miles of Toledo on Highway 20.

Deputy Bruster learned through his investigation that the homeowner was asleep in his room when he was awaked by his mother screaming in another room. He ran down the hall and found a man standing over his mother’s bed. Suspect Matthew Simmons, 34, fled the residence, but in his haste left behind some personal property with his name on it.

Simmons was contacted and arrested a short time later by Newport Police on unrelated charges. Newport Police had found him passed out in his Jeep after a hit and run.

Simmons was lodged at the Lincoln County Jail on charges by the sheriff’s office of Burglary, Theft and Criminal Mischief. He was also charged by the Newport Police department with Reckless Driving, Criminal Mischief, Driving under the Influence of Intoxicants, Unlawful Possession of Oxycodone and Hit and Run (property). His total bail is set at $260,000.

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 Posted by at 2:04 PM
Sep 042014
 

12:34pm A large fuel spill has coated the surface of Highway 18 at Slick Rock Road. That’s right in the middle of Rose Lodge. The pavement is extremely dangerous. Use caution in the area. Emergency responders are enroute. Watch for them.

Driving on a fuel spill is like driving on ice. Don’t do it. Find a detour.

12:37pm
A road crew has applied absorbant padding on the road surface. Watch for emergency vehicles. Slow down in the area.

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 Posted by at 12:36 PM