High speed chase at MP 123 on 101 northbound – 100 mph

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Sep 042016
 

2:35am – Two men are inside a green Acura that is doing 100 mph northbound on 101 south of Lincoln City with a Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy right behind them. Spikes laid out in two spots at south Lincoln City. They’re going over them right now. Looks to be two latino males in their 30s according to the pursuing officer.

2:37am – Driver dodged two sets of spikes. Barely slowed ’em down.

2:38am – Passing the movie theater…

2:38am – Passing south 23rd…

2:40am – Still headed northbound.

2:40am – 80 mph passing 12th. Little or no traffic.

2:41am – Chase hit 100 mph again…cops called it off. Too dangerous.

2:42am – Spikes hit earlier fall away from the fleeing car at 17th Street. Later found at 30th. The Honda Acura luxury sedan is a high performance vehicle.

2:43am – Regional police agencies have been notified of the chase and the car they’re after. The license plate is probably known so other law enforcement agencies can be on the look out for them

No word yet on the reason for the initial attempt to pull the car over. But if they, or some other law enforcement agency catches them, they’ll likely add eluding law enforcement, reckless driving, reckless endangerment and speeding.

3:03am – Woman heard screaming near Surf Tides. Unknown if related.

3:05am – Unrelated to the chase.

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Former Governor John Kitzhaber’s son’s fate now in the hands of the Lincoln County DA

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Sep 042016
 
Son of former Governor John Kitzhaber's car. DUII strongly suspected

Son of former Governor John Kitzhaber’s car.
DUII strongly suspected

It was last July 4th that the son of former Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber went out to pass another vehicle on Highway 101 just north of Lincoln City. He crossed over the center line and sideswipe/rammed an RV with an elderly couple in it.

After an investigation by Oregon State Police, the results were transferred to Lincoln County District Attorney Michelle Branam for her review and decision whether there are grounds to prosecute Logan Kitzhaber, 18 for reckless and drunk driving. Young Kitzhaber had been drinking which he admitted to state police. And the trooper agreed with him. The elderly couple in the RV were treated for minor injuries and released.

So now it’s up to the county DA as to what the next steps might be.
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Sumthin’ fun after hours at Sitka Center

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Sep 042016
 
Mingle and Muse event Sitka Center for Art & Ecology Otis

Mingle and Muse event
Sitka Center for Art & Ecology
Otis

SITKA CENTER TO HOST BUSINESS AFTER HOURS

The Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, 56605 Sitka Drive in Otis, will host the Chamber of Commerce monthly Business After Hours on Tuesday, September 13, beginning at 5:00pm.

The Business After Hours provides networking opportunities for those who wish to attend functions after business hours. The public is encouraged to attend as this is a good way to learn what area businesses have to offer. The event usually ends around 7pm after attendees have enjoyed beverages and appetizers. Raffle prizes will be awarded including a glass float offered by the Chamber Ambassadors.

According to their website, sitkacenter.org, the Sitka Center was founded in 1970 and works to fulfill its mission of expanding the relationships between art, nature and humanity by fostering creativity, intellectual inquiry and education. The Sitka Center offers workshops, residencies and community events at its coastal environment near Cascade Head and the Salmon River estuary.

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Depoe Bay Sunset

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Sep 042016
 
Sunset on Depoe Bay Pauline Morrison

Sunset on Depoe Bay
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Kayaker reported missing off Otter Crest – found back on the beach – he’s fine.

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Sep 032016
 

4:30pm – Report of a missing paddleboarder off 301 Otter Crest Loop, Punchbowl area. A caller to 9-1-1 said there were two paddleboarders – only one is making his way back toward shore. They say there were several whales in the area. Depoe Bay Fire-Rescue is arriving on scene. Coast Guard has been notified.

4:45pm – First responders say they don’t see anyone in trouble or a paddleboard. So one unit is going to go to the lodge (Inn at Otter Crest) and check the walk-down area on the beach.

5:00pm – Rescuers think they see the kayaker in the water a quarter mile off shore, northwest of the Inn at Otter Crest.

5:02pm – Coast Guard doesn’t have a helicopter available.

5:04pm – Coast Guard will launch a helo in about ten minutes.

5:04pm – Coast Guard motorlifeboat out of Depoe Bay is enroute to the scene.

5:14pm – Sounds like it wasn’t the missing kayaker. Something else in the water.

5:27pm – The kayaker is out of the water and he’s fine. Awaiting details.

5:28pm – The kayaker had earlier made

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