Newport Marathon sprinting in to view…

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May 212015
 
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Newport Marathon, May 30th

(Newport, Oregon) – May 30th sees the return of one of the largest races in Oregon with the 16th annual Newport Marathon and Half Marathon. It brings in about 1,250 runners and about three times as many spectators, who line up along side streets, the Historic Bayfront and areas with ocean views. There’s even a special category for walkers.

Aside from being a major attraction and sports event, it’s a benefit for the Newport Boosters Club, where proceeds go to the club’s help with sports and other activities at Newport High School. It’s also a nice boost to the local tourism economy when summer hasn’t quite kicked in yet.

Special shuttles will be provided for the crowds, to take them to various areas of the race. New this year: only the westbound lane along Yaquina Bay will be closed until 1 p.m. to allow even safer access for spectators. However both east and westbound lanes will remain closed from Benson to the marathon finish line. At the finish line – the Yacht Club on the Bayfront – awaits beer, chowder, t-shirts and even a live band for watchers and participants.

Walkers begin at 6 a.m. Runners begin at 7 a.m. at Yaquina Bay State Park. The Half Marathon starts at 7:45 a.m. Awards will be presented at the Yacht Club at approximately 2:30 p.m. following the race.

The course is USATF certified and numerous runners have used it to qualify for the Boston Marathon. Along the route, runners get an eyeful of the town, its beaches, shops, its fishing industry and even an oyster farm. The course is mostly flat, with a few minor inclines along the neighborhoods and to the east of Yaquina Bay.

In the first few years of the run, registration ended up closing within a month or two, with the event reaching its maximum of 1,000 runners. These days, it’s the crowds that keep growing. Organizer Tom Swinford estimates each runner brings about three supporters.

More race information is at http://www.newportmarathon.org . Contact the Newport Chamber for viewing options and places: 541-265-8801. 800-262-7844.

For Newport lodging and activity information and complete calendar of events see www.discovernewport.com and www.newportchamber.org. 800-262-7844

 Posted by at 7:41 AM

Weather or Not: Boomtown

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May 212015
 

Chris Burns Weather

Thursday, May 21st – Lincoln County

Summary: Newport residents were rattled awake by a fairly intense thunderstorm just after midnight. Several lightning flashes and booms of thunder were accompanied by a significant downpour with over a half inch of rain recorded. Parts of this thunderstorm also grazed Depoe Bay and Waldport, though precipitation was much lighter. The wet and wild burst capped a day of mostly cloudy skies. There was enough solar power available to briefly punch through the marine overcast for a couple of short sunbreaks in the early afternoon, followed by thickening and lowering clouds with fog developing around dusk. In addition to the thunderstorm, other rain showers dotted the Central Coast overnight leaving behind a few hundredths of an inch. At daybreak, skies were cloudy and it was calm.

Past 24 Hours High/Low/Rain…
Lincoln City: 61F/54F/0.01”
Depoe Bay: 55F/50F/0.08”
Newport: 55F/50F/0.57”
Waldport: 57F/50F/0.12”
Yachats: 56F/51F/0.07”

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Forecast: This goofy unstable weather pattern (hey, it’s May!) continues with the threat of showers lingering today and tonight under mainly WON SHOWERScloudy skies, light winds, highs of 55F and lows about 50F. Drizzle is expected to kick-off our TGIF tomorrow but then we should start seeing some sunbreaks by afternoon and a high around 60F. Though drier conditions are expected, we may not see a return to full-on sunshine until Monday.

Memorial Day Weekend… Partly sunny, mainly dry, highs 55-60F, lows 45-50F and moderate northwest winds.

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Travel: In the Coast Range today, patchy fog, chance of showers, cloudy with 60-65F. Valley destinations are expecting a chance of showers, overcast and a high of 70F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for cloudy skies, showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms, light west winds, temps 70-75F. For the Cascades, there’s bare pavement on the highways this morning, temperatures are 45-50F; cloudy, showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms developing this afternoon, the snow level is 8,000 feet.

Cascades Snow Pack: Currently 9”; a loss of 3” since yesterday; an overall loss of 15” in the past seven days; 89” less than this date last year; over 90% below the 30-year average Snow Water Equivalent (total amount of moisture in the snow pack).

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Marine: Seas have built a little and are running 6 feet at 12 seconds this morning with N winds 10-15 knots. Expect N WON MARINE WXto NW winds 10-15 knots occasionally gusting 20 and mixed swells/windwaves 3-5 feet today through tomorrow. Outlook for Memorial Day weekend is for very little change with northerlies 10-15 knots and swells averaging 4 feet. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.

On the Beach… Mainly cloudy, light breeze, surf 3-5 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
* Tides
05/21 Thu 09:25 AM -1.30 L
05/21 Thu 04:13 PM 7.00 H
05/21 Thu 09:27 PM 2.84 L
05/22 Fri 03:15 AM 7.87 H

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In Short: Overcast, chance of showers, light winds, then mixed sky and dry.

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May 212015
 

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Duane J. Silbernagel Financial Advisor Waddell & Reed

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Waddell & Reed

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10 Financial Terms Everyone Should Know
Duane J. Silbernagel

Understanding financial matters can be difficult if you don’t understand the jargon. Becoming familiar with these 10 financial terms may help make things clearer:

1. Time value of money
The time value of money is the concept that money on hand today is worth more than the same amount of money in the future, because the money you have today could be invested to earn interest and increase in value. Why is it important? Understanding that money today is worth more than the same amount in the future can help you evaluate investments that offer different potential rates of return.

2. Inflation
Inflation reflects any overall upward movement in the price of consumer goods and services and is usually associated with the loss of purchasing power over time.
Why is it important? Because inflation generally pushes the cost of goods and services higher, any estimate of how much you’ll need in the future–for example, how much you’ll need to save for retirement–should take into account the potential impact of inflation.

3. Volatility
Volatility is a measure of the rate at which the price of a security moves up and down. If the price of a security historically changes rapidly over a short period of time, its volatility is high. Conversely, if the price rarely changes, its volatility is low.
Why is it important? Understanding volatility can help you evaluate whether a particular investment is suited to your investing style and risk tolerance.

4. Asset Allocation
Asset allocation means spreading investments over a variety of asset categories, such as equities, cash, bonds, etc.
Why is it important? How you allocate your assets depends on a number of factors, including your risk tolerance and your desired return. Diversifying your investments among a variety of asset classes can help you manage volatility and investment risk. Asset allocation and diversification do not guarantee a profit or protect against investment loss.

5. Net Worth
Net worth is what your total holdings are worth after subtracting all of your financial obligations. Why is it important? Your net worth may fund most of your retirement years. So the faster and higher your net worth grows, the more it may help you in retirement. For retirees, a typical goal is to preserve net worth to last through the retirement years.

6. Five C’s of Credit
These are character, capacity, capital, collateral, and conditions. They’re the primary elements lenders evaluate to determine whether to make you a loan. Why is it important? With a better understanding of how your banker is going to view and assess your creditworthiness, you will be better prepared to qualify for the loan you want and obtain a better interest rate.

7. Sustainable Withdrawal Rate
Sustainable withdrawal rate is the maximum percentage that you can withdraw from an investment portfolio each year to provide income that will last, with reasonable certainty, as long as you need it. Why is it important? Your retirement lifestyle will depend not only on your assets and investment choices, but also on how quickly you draw down your retirement portfolio.

8. Tax Deferral
Tax deferral refers to the opportunity to defer current taxes until sometime in the future. Why is it important? Contributions and any earnings produced in tax-deferred vehicles like 401(k)s and IRAs are not taxed until withdrawn. This allows those earnings to compound, further adding to potential investment growth.

9. Risk/Return Trade-off
This concept holds that you must be willing to accept greater risk in order to achieve a higher potential return. Why is it important? When considering your investments, the goal is to get the greatest return for the level of risk you’re willing to take, or to minimize the risk involved in trying for a given return. All investing involves risk, including the loss of principal, and there can be no assurance that any investing strategy will be successful.

10. The Fed
The Federal Reserve or “the Fed” as it’s commonly called for short, is the central bank of the United States. Why is it important? The Fed has three main objectives: maximum employment, stable prices, and moderate long-term interest rates. The Fed sets U.S. monetary policy to further these objectives, and over the years its duties have expanded to include maintaining the stability of the entire U.S. financial system.

I hope you find this information as beneficial.

If you’d like more information about me or what I do, please visit: www.duane.wrfa.com. From there you’ll find numerous ways to contact me if you so choose.

Thank you for reading.

This article is meant to be general in nature and should not be construed as investment or financial advice related to your personal situation. Waddell & Reed does not provide legal or tax advice. This information is prepared by an independent third party, Broadridge Investor Communication Solutions, Inc. and is provided for informational and educational purposes only. Waddell & Reed believes the information has been obtained from sources considered to be reliable, but does not guarantee the accuracy of the information provided. This information is not meant to be a complete summary or statement of all available data necessary for making financial or investment decisions and does not constitute a recommendation. Please consult with a tax professional regarding your personal situation prior to making any financial related decisions.

Duane Silbernagel is a Financial Advisor in Lincoln City, Oregon offering securities through Waddell & Reed, Inc., Member FINRA and SIPC. He can be reached at (541) 614-1322 or via email at DSilbernagel@wradvisors.com. 

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Depoe Bay Goes To Washington – Endless Parking Discussions – Questioning Viability of Chamber of Commerce

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May 202015
 
Depoe Bay City Council Tuesday night

Depoe Bay City Council
Tuesday night

Depoe Bay City Council had a long one Tuesday night – skipping around city issues like hop-scotchers.

…on their upcoming lobbying trip to Washington DC

Right off the top, they continued to grapple with how to organize an upcoming lobbying trip to Washington DC where they will seek possibly millions of dollars in financial aid from the Congress for city sewer and water upgrades, storm drain improvements, more comprehensive harbor dredging, dam repair and possibly fixing the seawall. They’re still working on the list.

…on parking for tourists around town/buying harbor property

The council also went round and round on how to improve Depoe Bay’s city-wide parking situation. Not enough parking downtown. Not enough south of the bridge. Not enough around the harbor. When a suggestion was made to buy a small piece of property on the harbor, near the fish plant, the room temperature rose. Councilor Zeke Olsen said its a small but very valuable piece of property that could someday produce income to the city – if only wringing out some parking fees for what he called ‘trailer sailors’ who leave their boat trailers scattered about. An obviously displeased Councilor Jerome Grant said “Why should we create more parking for fishermen who don’t add to the local economy while ignoring the parking needs of tourists downtown who do!??” Olsen shot back that having the small parcel under city control could be made to produce cash for city hall if it’s used to charge fees and have those fees collected with the trailer sailors show up.

Grant adamantly told his fellow councilors that parking is in critically short supply and that there are several parking areas uphill from the downtown that the city could either acquire or lease, producing immediate benefits to the town in terms of attracting more shoppers.

The council ended up offering to buy the harbor property anyway while also agreeing with Grant that the city council needs to re-examine the city’s parking situation and do something about it. And they’ll talk about it soon.

…Chamber of Commerce contract renewed to handle Depoe Bay tourism promotion

After some tough questioning of Depoe Bay Chamber of Commerce Secretary Bea Ray the council awarded the Chamber it’s annual $4,999 tourism advertising contract for the city for the upcoming fiscal year. It’s a dollar less than $5,000 because at $5,000 the council has to go out to bid on the contract.

But during the discussions, there were many comments between Councilors Steve Sparks and Zeke Olsen that they didn’t think the Chamber was as effective an organization as it might be. Ray reminded the council that the Chamber is an all volunteer group and that they’re always open to suggestions about how to do a better job. Ray outlined what appeared to be a straight-forward promotion program using tried and true marketing techniques and multi-leveled advertising outlets, with several money saving ideas for the next tourism season.

But Sparks and Olsen weren’t convinced. Sparks said that all volunteer non-profits such at the Depoe Bay Chamber of a thing of the past. They don’t have the consistent organizational prowess or manpower to be fully effective – something Depoe Bay needs. He said he would like to have a joint meeting between the Depoe Bay City Council and the Chamber of Commerce Board to explore ways to enhance the Chamber’s effectiveness. He wants to see a full audit the Chamber’s budget, income, expenditures, and how they get things done. Councilor Olsen chimed in saying that the Chamber could be advertising and promoting the town a lot more effectively using internet based platforms. And he echoed Sparks’ desire to meet with the Chamber Board for a brainstorming session.

Ray said she would take the message back to her board for their consideration and thanked them for putting the confidence in the Chamber’s request to handle Depoe Bay’s tourism promotion duties for another year.

…upgrading city administrative software

Councilors were told that after a competitive bidding process among a number of software providers, City Recorder Pery Murray said she’d like the council to purchase software from The Vision Company for $55,000 which includes two hand-held utility meter reading devices and a little more per year for the maintenance agreement. The council went along with the request and told Murray to sign ’em up.

…is Depoe Bay running it’s urban renewal district correctly?

And finally, councilor Jerome Grant raised the question of whether the City of Depoe Bay is properly running its urban renewal agency. Grant said he met an urban renewal agency consultant that he thinks could run a workshop for the council to do an assessment on how urban renewal is helping the city – or how to better help the city. The council said the idea sounded interesting but that it would have to wait until the next city council meeting because it was not officially placed on Tuesday evening’s agenda. So they’ll talk about it next time.

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Taft freshman Hatton earns second-team all-state golf honors

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May 202015
 
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From left, assistant coach Rick Hatton, Shelby Wright, Maya
Hatton, Zoe Teplick, Rachael Adams, Mikayla Blackstocks and head coach Heather Hatton jump for joy after placing sixth at the state championships.

Freshman Maya Hatton shot 86 Tuesday and claimed a top-10 finish and second-team all-state honors in her high school state championship debut, leading Taft to sixth place in the OSAA Girls Golf Championships at Redmond.

“I feel like I could have played better; of course, there’s always something to improve on,” the 14-year-old freshman said. “But placing top-10 as a freshman is pretty cool. It’s just now sinking in what an accomplishment that is.”

Katie Collum of team champion Henley shot 75-72—147 to earn medalist honors by 10 shots over Hannah Clarizio of Molalla, who shot 84-73—157.

For complete coverage, go to SportsLincolnCounty.com or click here.

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Yoga therapy inside the walls of the Lincoln County Jail

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May 202015
 
Lincoln County Jail

Lincoln County Jail

From Lt. Jamie Russell – Lincoln County Jail Commander

Over the past few months the Lincoln County jail staff, in coordination with Jail Counselor Dennis Buckmaster and community volunteers, have been providing yoga classes to female inmates. The goal of this program is to decrease their stress levels as well as lower the incidence of violence and offender conflict within the jail.

Over the course of the program, 29 female inmates participated in 129 hours of class time with yoga instructors. In that period of time reports of incidents involving female inmates was reduced by 4.6% compared to the three month period before programming began.

With the success of the first round of yoga classes, the jail will be providing this class to male inmates as well as female inmates in the near future.

Editor’s Note:

Lest you think this is some kind of a weak-headed approach to jail discipline and the maintenance of law and order behind the jail walls, prison yoga has been spreading widely across the country and it’s been proven to be quite effective. Google ‘prison yoga’ and you’ll see how widely it’s being accepted as a valuable component to providing safer jail environments. Click here.

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“Dr. Buehler! The Legislature will see you now…”

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May 202015
 
Rep. Knute Buehler R-Bend

Rep. Knute Buehler
R-Bend

Bend State Representative Knute Buehler isn’t giving up. He’s back at it in Salem trying to get legislation passed that makes it easier for women to acquire birth control without constant visits to the doctor. Buehler, himself a physician, says there’s little reason why women should have to keep going through the same machinations to acquire what should be readily available to them.

Here’s an update from the Oregonian. Click here.

 Posted by at 1:28 PM

If you don’t make $16.61 an hour, you can’t afford 2 bedroom apartment in Oregon

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May 202015
 
Oregon's growing crisis as housing  developers concentrate only on the well off

Oregon’s growing crisis as housing developers concentrate only on the well off

Governor Kate Brown has launched an effort to tackle Oregon’s affordable housing crisis by going after $100 million in bonding capacity to begin building just that – affordable housing.

The story is in the Oregonian. Click here.

 Posted by at 12:01 PM