Oct 152014
 
Portland Int'l Airport Ebola Scare Not Ebola - "Kid ate too much junk food..."

Portland Int’l Airport
Ebola Scare
Not Ebola – “Kid ate too much junk food…”

A child arriving in Portland after a trip to Nigeria, and throwing up across the country from Atlanta to Portland, was whisked off the aircraft right after it landed. The child was examined by doctors who declared that the child did not have Ebola – rather the child had eat entirely too much junk food on the trip across the country. It was mentioned that the child had also thrown up on the flight from Nigeria to Atlanta. The doctors said the vomiting was strictly caused by too much high fat sugary foods and that the child did not have a fever. A fever is always a symptom of active Ebola, according to medical experts.

The child was released to its parents and sent home.

Nigeria is a country in which the Ebola outbreak has been largely contained. So there are few if any travel restrictions associated with it.

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 Posted by at 4:50 PM
Oct 152014
 
Gov. John Kitzhaber

Gov. John Kitzhaber

Governor Kitzhaber’s Statement on State Preparedness for Any Suspected Cases of Ebola

(Salem, OR) — Governor Kitzhaber today released the statement below on state preparedness for any suspected cases of Ebola that are discovered in Oregon.

“At my direction, state and local public health care systems began to prepare several weeks ago for any suspected cases of Ebola in Oregon. Today, those partners are working together to have a coordinated and appropriate response. I have been briefed by the Oregon Public Health Director and her team and will continue to monitor the situation. I’m now asking state and federal agencies, private health care providers, and hospitals to accelerate preparations to ensure public safety in the event of any new suspected cases.”

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 Posted by at 4:14 PM
Oct 152014
 

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News Lincoln County has received a number of emails and phone calls from citizens who are wondering why there was such a cluster of law enforcement vehicles at the top of Cape Foulweather at the Gift Shop parking area.

We normally don’t cover suicides for obvious reasons – the family is hurting badly enough without the publicity. But that’s what it was and law enforcement was just making sure that’s all it was.

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 Posted by at 2:57 PM
Oct 152014
 

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Local law enforcement is asking everybody to back off on their gas pedals due to slick roads in the region. There’s been a number of auto crashes this morning due to the first rains mixing with a long dry spell of oil on the road and the recent burst of pollen from everything that grows.

So slow it down…take your time and get there without having to use an ambulance.

Just got a report of a crash on the Nashville Road, near the post office. Non-injury.

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 Posted by at 10:16 AM
Oct 152014
 

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 Posted by at 9:52 AM
Oct 152014
 

Chris Burns Weather

Wednesday, October 15th – Lincoln County

Summary: Monday night’s storm had dissipated by mid-morning yesterday and there was a break in the heaviest rainfall until about dinnertime. Counting what fell last evening and overnight, however, the Central Coast received around an inch of precipitation; Lincoln City had the most. Regionally, Hillsboro reported record rainfall of 0.68” surpassing their old record of 0.49” set in 2009. Winds were light until about 3:00am this morning when a developing local-scale weather system pushed in with sou’westers gusting mainly into the 30s, though Yachats took a gust of 44 mph. At daybreak, it was still breezy and heavy showers punctuated the atmosphere. By the way, we drop below 11 hours of daylight today (10 hours 59 minutes), and we’re still losing about 3 minutes a day.

Past 24 Hours High/Low/Wind Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 63F/54F/25mph/1.15”
Depoe Bay: 60F/53F/37mph/0.82”
Newport: 59F/52F/32mph/1.04”
Waldport: 60F/55F/30mph/0.94”
Yachats: 61F/54F/44mph/0.89”

Forecast: Pluviophiles (rain lovers) should be rejoicing in light of the current predictions as we look for another half inch or so of precipitation today and more on the way. Brief sunbreaks and thunderstorms are also possible due to cool and unstable air. Southwest winds are expected to stay up around 20-25 mph gusting to 30-35, and the high temp this afternoon tops out near 60F. Tonight, a diminishing chance of showers and wind, and tomorrow could be nearly dry (pluviophiles, pout here). Lows overnight of 50-55F, highs on Thursday 60-65F. Outlook is for a rain fan’s feast on Friday and Saturday as another wet and windy storm assaults our area. Sunday may be a grimace period for our pluviophile friends with only a slight chance of showers, but next week it appears the weather will return smiles to their faces as rain returns.

Travel: In the Coast Range today, windy, rain showers and 55-60F. Valley destinations are expecting showers and breezy conditions with highs near 60F. For the Cascades, showers, windy; the snow level is down to 5,500 feet but should remain slightly above the Cascade highway passes.

Marine: Steep seas, 13 feet at 12 seconds, and SW winds 15-20 knots gusting 30 are creating rough conditions this morning. As of 8:00am, Depoe Bay bar is closed to recreational vessels 40 feet and less, and to uninspected passenger vessels 30 feet and less. Yaquina Bay bar is closed to recreational vessels 40 feet and less, and to uninspected passenger vessels 36 feet and less. A Small Craft Advisory for winds is in effect through late tonight. A Small Craft Advisory for seas is in place until tomorrow morning. SW winds today 20-25 knots with gusts to 35 before noon, seas 12 feet with 6 foot windwaves. The breeze and seas stay up tonight with southerlies 20-25 knots and combined seas 14 feet at 14 seconds, subsiding after midnight to 12 feet. Tomorrow, expect S winds 20-25 knots rising to 25-30 knots gusting 35 in the afternoon with combined slab-sided seas 12 feet at 12 seconds. Outlook is for a gale on Friday as S winds increase to 30-35 knots gusting to 45 and combined rough seas build to 17 feet. On Saturday, southerlies 10-15 knots, seas 10 feet, but another front arrives Sunday packing 25-30 knots of S wind and combined seas of 14 feet.

On the Beach… Showers, breezy, surf 11-12 feet (high).
* Surf may build to dangerous levels by the weekend.
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
* Tides
10/15 Wed 12:20 PM 3.71 L
10/15 Wed 06:02 PM 6.82 H
10/16 Thu 01:04 AM 1.07 L
10/16 Thu 08:08 AM 6.54 H

In Short: Showers, windy, brief drying, then wet and breezy.

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 Posted by at 8:09 AM
Oct 152014
 

'Vette leaves Hwy 34 at around MP 3.

‘Vette leaves Hwy 34 at around MP 3.

Driver suffered neck and head pain.

Driver suffered neck and head pain.
Adam Bailey photos

A Corvette headed eastbound on Highway 34 Tuesday morning got away from its driver, left the pavement and careened off onto the shoulder and into a tree. The driver was found still sitting in the ‘Vette, talking on his cellphone. A witness said he was complaining of neck and head pain. Otherwise he didn’t seem seriously injured.

No word on what caused the crash.

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 Posted by at 12:25 AM
Oct 152014
 

Spouting Horn Depoe Bay Greg Henton photo

Spouting Horn
Depoe Bay
Greg Henton photo


Bayshore Surf Kerry Terrel

Bayshore Surf
Kerry Terrel


Synchronized Flying Kerry Terrel

Synchronized Flying
Kerry Terrel

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 Posted by at 12:11 AM
Oct 142014
 
Cowabunga Longboard Classic, Otter Rock, 1983. Photo by Scott Blackman

Cowabunga Longboard Classic, Otter Rock, 1983. Photo by Scott Blackman

An engaging and nostalgic exhibit on Oregon Coast surfing, surfer culture, and the pioneers who made it happen opens at the Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center on Thursday, October 23rd. 

For centuries, surfing was central to ancient Polynesian culture. It was “discovered” by European explorers in the late 1700s. The first written account of surfing in Hawaii appears in the journals of Captain James Cook. Cook describes with envy the pleasure experienced by these early surfer dudes, December 1777. 

Locally, surfing (probably body surfing on what looks like wood ironing boards) got a false start in the early 1910s at Newport’s Agate Beach. As far as anyone knows it went into hibernation with the outbreak of World War I, 1914.

The era of modern surfing began locally in 1964 when Scott Blackman went to Sears in Salem, bought a board, and caught his first wave at Agate Beach. Immediately he was hooked.  Blackman, who is known nationally for his photography, was not only the area’s first modern surfer and mentor to the era’s young surfers, he used his camera to artfully document local surfers and surfing culture.

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Scott and his wife, Sandy, recently wrote a book, Oregon Surfing, Central Coast and the two of them made this exhibit possible. This exhibit features many Blackman photos of the area’s pioneer surfers, including members of the legendary Agate Beach Surf Club. Also featured is surfing memorabilia from the community and items the Blackmans discovered in the course of their book research.

More than just a photo exhibit, Making Waves includes early surfing posters and several 1960s vintage surfboards, most of which were loaned by Mike Jipp, Pacific Northwest Surf Museum and Lincoln City Surf Shop. These rare old school boards were made by Oregon board makers such as Jensen, Tillamook Head, and Jim Sagawa. Most are long boards, one of which dates from 1946 and is 12’ long. 

An opening reception for the Making Waves exhibit will be held at the Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center on Friday, October 24th at 5:00 pm. Admission to this event is free for members, and $5.00 for non-members. For more information, call 541-265-7509.

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 Posted by at 9:15 PM
Oct 142014
 
Courtesy photo

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LINCOLN CITY – How many mandolins does it take to wow an audience on the Oregon Coast? What is a mandola? We’ll find out on Sunday, Nov. 2, when the Grammy-nominated Modern Mandolin Quartet plays in Lincoln City, on the Lincoln City Cultural Center auditorium stage. The show begins at 7 pm, and advance tickets are just $18.

The Modern Mandolin Quartet is a chamber group using the instruments of the mandolin family (two mandolins, mandola and mando-cello) to perform classical and contemporary compositions from around the world.
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Originally created just for the performers’ personal enjoyment, the MMQ rapidly achieved success with four albums of Windham Hill Records and concert tours throughout the United States and Europe. Two additional albums followed on independent labels.

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Now, the quartet has returned with a vengeance, with the release of “Americana,” a collection of American music on the label Sono Luminus, which last year was nominated for three Grammy Awards: Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance, Best Engineered Classical Album, and Classical Producer of the Year. On this West Coast tour, the Modern Mandolin Quartet consists of co-founder Dana Rath, along with Matt Flinner, Paul Binkley and Adam Roszkiewicz.

Tickets to this Oregon Coast premiere on Sunday, Nov. 2, are $18 in advance, on sale now at lincolncity-culturalcenter.com (click “Buy Tickets Online” on the left hand side). Or, they can be purchased at the LCCC Info Center from 10 am to 4 pm Wednesday-Monday, and 45 minutes before show time at the east entrance of the LCCC. The box office accepts VISA, Mastercard and American Express, as well as checks and cash. For details and tickets, call 541-994-9994.

Doors will open at 6:30 pm. A selection of Northwest beers and wines, My Petite Sweet cookies and bars, and Mountain Man savory snacks will be sold before the show, and during intermission. Tickets sold at the door will be $20.

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 Posted by at 4:51 PM