Could a bridge in Oregno collapse like the Skagit River Bridge in northern Washington? ODOT decided to get out in front of that kind of question and answered, a definite maybe. The Columbia River Bridge from Portland to Vancouver is designed the same since it came from the same era of technology and design as the one in Mt. Vernon, WA. Here’s the ODOT information sheet they issued today:Share on Facebook
Law enforcement reports that a dead whale has washed up on the beach near Patterson Park off Highway 101, just south of Waldport. Oregon State Police troopers are enroute.
It’s apparent from Ken Gagne’s photo that it’s been in the water a long time. Anyone who can identify the species and a possible age, please email Dave@NewsLincolnCounty.com
A marine scientist checked in and said it looks like a baby Gray whale that was mauled by Killer Whales. He said the Gray whales are migrating at this time of the year with their young. And the Orcas do what they do to acquire the protein rich parts of the calves and leave the rest for scavengers. He said the slash marks are consistent with Killer Whale teeth. He said it looks like it had been in the water for about two weeks.
Central Coast Fire Rescue and law enforcement are enroute to a report of a traffic crash on Highway 34, 5 miles east of Waldport. Watch for emergency vehicles and flaggers. Flares have been place around the accident scene by a forestry employee.
One vehicle off the road.
Female driver reported to be combative. Not cooperating with her rescuers. Alcohol suspected. Car in danger of sliding into the river. OSP nearly on scene.
Discussions surrounding one of America’s rawest nerves continues next week at the Central Lincoln Peoples Utility District building in Newport. Several brave souls have taken on “Guns in Society” as a matter of deep concern and expressed what can only be described as a sincere effort to get to the bottom of the horrendous difference of opinion as to the role firearms have in our lives.
Those who would like to partake in the dialog can show up Wednesday evening, 6:30pm, at the CLPUD building public room, ground floor, across 101 from Safeway.Share on Facebook
A group of Yachats residents are lining up at The Commons at noon Saturday to express their anger at the U.S. Senate which turned down a bill that would have required all foods have a label on them (or nearby) as to whether their makeup has been genetically modified. (GMO)
Frequently referred to as “Frankenfood,” emotions run high when many people talk about the issue which they claim begs the question of long-term effects of such modified food. The Federal Food and Drug Administration swears GMO foods are safe and are simply being improved to increase crop yields worldwide.
But a vocal band of Yachats residents more than beg to differ. They’re holding an anti-GMO march Saturday starting at 12 noon at the Commons. They will be expressing solidarity with identical marches across the country protesting what they call “bought and paid for members of Congress” voting the bidding of Monsanto and other companies that are pushing these products around the world.Share on Facebook
The collapsed I-5 bridge at Mt. Vernon, WA, sixty miles north of Seattle, is creating a giant traffic headache for local communities as well as the traveling public and delivery services. There are three main alternative routes. They’re listed in this article in the Bellingham Herald. Click here.Share on Facebook
Report of a rollover accident on Highway 101 at milepost 174 south of Yachats near Rock Creek Campground. Watch for emergency vehicles and flaggers. There are believed to be injuries.
Reports from the scene indicate no entrapment. Checking for injuries.
Reports say it’s a female driver. She’s bleeding.
Rollover vehicle is a Jeep Cherokee. Victim has been moved to another vehicle. Florence paramedics enroute as well as Yachats Fire-Rescue.
Lincoln County 4-H has their annual “Bow-Wow By The Sea” Dog Show coming up on the 2nd of June. It’s their 25th anniversary for the show.
Bow-Wow By The Sea is an opportunity for kids from Lincoln and other counties to show their dogs in what they call a fun match providing them a chance to practice what they have been learning all year, and have fun while they’re doing it.
As well as having an opportunity for the kids to warm up for their respective summer county fairs, Bow-Wow also serves as a fundraiser for the club. They have a silent auction and food booth, with the proceeds from both going to help the Lincoln County K-9 Krusaders purchase their end of the year fair awards, as well as their club scholarship for seniors.
The public is welcome to come by Sunday, June 2nd, 9am-2pm, and support our club and kids, as well as get a chance to see what they are all about.Share on Facebook