Don’t buy fishing/hunting licenses on line from state ODFW – they don’t know if their license website has been hacked!

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Aug 262016
 

All American, All Alsea Bay Fishing captured by  Ken Gagne

All American, All Alsea Bay Fishing captured by Ken Gagne


Evidence of somebody hacking ODFW’s fishing/hunting license website has prompted ODFW to say, “We haven’t been hacked, but we’re not sure if we’ve been hacked,” and then promptly shut down the state’s licensing website.

Go figure.

But at least they were honest about it – however clumsily revealed. So the net result is that fishing and hunting licenses should be acquired locally at your local Bi-Mart, Fred Meyers or Cabela’s, or any other license vendor.

Here’s more from The Oregonian. Click here.

 Posted by at 1:44 AM

State hits herbicide chopper pilot with $10,000 fine & flying suspension – more for the spray company

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Aug 252016
 

Still shot from a video showing herbicides  being sprayed on forestry worker.

Still shot from a video showing herbicides being sprayed on forestry worker.


About a year ago in Douglas County, a heavy equipment operator videoed being flown over by an illegal forestry herbicide spraying operation. The video went viral on the internet. The chopper pilot was turned in and told he was grounded. But he kept flying and spraying anyway in defiance of the order.

A full year later the pilot has finally been fined as well as the company he flew for. Here’s the story in The Oregonian. Click here.

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 Posted by at 9:12 PM

Highway 20 Bypass Construction UPDATE!

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Aug 252016
 

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The 10-hour night closures will continue at milepost 16.3 near the west end of the project. Closures will take place from 7:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m, Sunday through Thursday nights.

Blasting continues in the west end curve section. All blasts will take place during the night closure window. Once night closures begin, daytime flagging will no longer occur.

Travelers between Newport and Corvallis should expect increased congestion due to trucks entering and exiting the highway at both ends of the project on U.S. 20. Paving work is moving from night shift to day shift so travelers should expect an increase in truck traffic due to asphalt deliveries.

ODOT will be fog sealing U.S. 20 between milepost 24.5 and 29.3 on August 29. Travelers should expect short delays of up to 20 minutes.

Most work is taking place away from the existing U.S. 20 roadway, including the installation of a wildlife crossing culvert, as well as a large buttress for landslide mitigation.

The majority of the new alignment is still scheduled to be open to traffic by mid October.

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 Posted by at 4:18 PM

Help us find Loki!!

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Aug 242016
 

Loki - missing!!

Loki – missing!!

This is Loki – he ran off yesterday near the old Ollala store on Sturdevant Road in Toledo. The family is absolutely sick over this. If you’ve seen Loki or know where he might be please text or call 541-264-1906.

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 Posted by at 5:10 PM

East of Depoe Bay Fire Update from LC Emergency Services

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Aug 242016
 

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Crews continued to make good progress yesterday, and through the night. Clearing conditions allowed aircraft to work the fire into the evening.

Today crews will work to establish containment lines around the perimeter of the fire. They will focus on mop up efforts for areas of the fire line that have been constructed either by hand or dozer. Crews continue to patrol for spot fires throughout the fire area.

The weather today will be different compared to yesterday. The fog is expected to lift earlier, and temperatures will be higher. The wind is expected to shift to the NW by this afternoon, with gusts up to 10 mph. When the fog lifts there will be a good opportunity to use aircraft on the fire. The fire could also become more active as temperatures rise. Smoke may become more visible to the public.

Over the next 24 hours the objective will be to establish containment lines around the fire while continuing to mop up inside the fire perimeter. “Mop up” -Extinguishing or removing burning material near control lines, felling snags, and trenching logs to prevent rolling after an area has burned, to make a fire safe, or to reduce residual smoke.This will prepare the fire to be tested by higher temperatures and east winds that are predicted to be here tomorrow.

During the morning briefing for the firefighters the agency administrator Mike Totey said “It’s different at the coast” several times while he was explaining to them that the vegetation is different than what they are used to when fighting fires. The mop up efforts will be different, and fighting fire is different than what fire crews are used to.

Citizens are encouraged to be mindful of the heavy traffic in and around Depoe Bay.

Forgarty Creek State Park will temporarily remain closed to the public while fire crews are utilizing it for fire camp. The incident command post is located at the Depoe Bay Fire & Rescue station.

There are no evacuations in effect.

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 Posted by at 12:04 PM

Report of a person clinging to a tote off Seal Rock State Park

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Aug 242016
 

Coast Guard helo searches near and far shore for report of missing man clinging to a fishing boat tote.  Tote came ashore without him attached.

Coast Guard helo searches near and far shore for report of missing man clinging to a fishing boat tote. Tote came ashore without him attached.
Tamela Whittlesey photo


10:50am – Report of someone clinging to a floating tote off Seal Rock State Park, offshore 1,000 feet. The fog is in and visibilities are very limited. A Coast Guard motorlifeboat is offshore looking around.

A surf rescue operation is getting set up at Seal Rock State Park.

11:05am – Search & Rescue personnel have picked up a large tote as one might find on a fishing boat. It just came ashore on the rocks at the north end of the state park.

11:25am – Search and Rescue has launched – is out motoring around trying to find any sign of anyone floating offshore. The Coast Guard is out there with them. Search & Rescue is assigned to near-shore search, the Coast Guard is taking the outer shore area.

1:30pm – Local search and rescue is out of the water but the Coast Guard requested beach observers to help them continue the search south of Seal Rock State Park. It would likely be a body retrieval operation at this point if the victim was not wearing a wet suit.

Dr. Anne McEachern Dr. of Audiology Sea Towne Shopping Center

Dr. Anne McEachern
Dr. of Audiology
Sea Towne Shopping Center

 Posted by at 11:01 AM

Traffic Crash on 101 just north of Lincoln City

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Aug 242016
 

9:35am – Traffic crash off Hwy 101 just north of the north Lincoln City city limits near East Devils Lake Road. Possible temporary lane closures. But it sounds like it won’t be long that they’ll have it cleared out.

 Posted by at 9:49 AM