The Oregon Coast Chamber Music Society presents:

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Aug 122010
 

The Oregon Coast Chamber Music Society, in collaboration with The Oregon Coast Council For the Arts presents Saturday, September 11th, at 3pm at a secluded Lincoln Beach home, an Oregon Coast Chamber Music Performance of:

Bloch Simchas Tora, for violin and piano
Schumann Three Romances, for violin and piano
Schumann Sonata in A Minor, for violin and piano
Schumann Quartet in E Flat Major
Bloch Prayer

Performed by: Jonathan Dubay violin, Gregory Dubay cello, Charles Noble viola, Cary Lewis piano.

Light refreshments to be provided by the Taft High School culinary department.
For reservations and directions call 541 764-0278. Tickets are $25 each.

The Oregon Coast Chamber Music Society (OCCMS) exists to bring chamber music back into the home where it began. Those who attend these splendid performances help to enhance cultural education through music in an intimate setting; to support local and Oregon musicians or those with close ties to Oregon and to assist aspiring musicians of all ages. Continue reading »

Toledo City Council to pick new city councilor August 18th

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Aug 122010
 

The Toledo City Council will interview four candidates August 18th who have applied to fill the unexpired term of former City Councilor Mary Young. Young resigned her council seat recently because she was moving outside the city limits. Interviews of the four candidates will begin at 5:45pm. Then, during the regular session of the council, which begins usually at 7pm, a candidate will be selected by the councilors.

Read more on the story in the Yaquina Wavelength:

http://yaquinawavelength.com/2010/08/12/council-candidates-interviewed-august-18/

Toledo City Council zeros in on higher development fees.

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Aug 122010
 

Toledo City Council, Thursday evening

During an information work shop Thursday evening, the Toledo City Council drew ever closer to implementing a financial plan that will begin to pay for critically needed upgrades to the city’s water and sewer systems, with streets, stormdrain and parks improvements not far behind. The “System Development Charge” (SDC) for water, sewer, streets and parks will be phased in over a four year period to where the full burden of costs on a new development for those categories will be due and payable by a developer, whether it’s housing, commercial or industrial buildings.

Currently developers pay the city of Toledo an SDC charge of $1,472 for water hook-up, and $1,144 for sewer hook-up. The fees go into a designated fund for water and sewer system maintenance and upgrades. After a recent evaluation of what is a reasonable charge for those hook ups, the city developed what it called a legally defendable rate of $5,243 for water and $3,444 for sewer. Public Works Director Adam Denlinger said although that is quite a jump in price, the extra revenues are sorely needed to ensure that Toledo’s water and sewer systems remain on line. He reminded the council that the city water system is in dire straits from the intakes on the Siletz River clear into town. And sewer upgrades will be costly as well to meet ever more stringent effluent discharge requirements. Continue reading »

Lincoln Co. Fair Report: They’ll have a carnival next year.

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Aug 122010
 

Vanessa Klingensmith (left), Debra Jones (right)

The Lincoln County Fair Board got an earful of information about the recently completed 2010 Lincoln County Fair, sponsored by Town and Country Fair organizer Debra Jones and her “right hand woman” Vanessa Klingensmith of OSU Cooperative Extension.

Jones reported that overall, the fair went well. Attendance was 7,162 fair-goers over the three day run. The most popular events were the mud drags, bull riding and rising country music star Chuck Wicks. Continue reading »

Fire re-erupts at Waldport area mobile home.

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Aug 122010
 

4:22pm Fire out, mopping up.

4:12pm Arriving firefighters report heavy flame and smoke

4:03pm Central Coast firefighters are back enroute to an earlier mobile home fire at 3851 Alsea Highway east of Waldport. Neighbors report that the fire has rekindled and there are flames visible.

Double-wide mobile home east of Waldport destroyed

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Aug 122010
 

A fast moving mobile home fire gutted a double-wide at the Drift Creek R/V Park on Alsea Highway a few miles east of Waldport Wednesday afternoon. Central Coast firefighters pulled up to see flames shooting sixty feet in the air, singeing a tall evergreen directly above. Firefighters wasted no time in knocking the flames down. But as fast as they were getting water on the fire, the home had already been damaged beyond repair at that point.

Owner of the home, who neighbors described as a disabled man in his 50’s, was out taking a walk at the time. He had no pets. The Red Cross was expected to find him temporary shelter while he works with his insurance company.

Central Coast Fire District Chief Derek Clawson said they’re not yet sure what caused the fire. They will “read” the burn pattern inside the home and determine a probable location where the fire started. Then they will talk to the owner about what he was doing just prior to his walk.

No injuries. Another mobile home only 10-15 feet away was not damaged thanks to quick action by firefighters.

LC City Council and County Commmissioners: Road’s End belongs inside the city limits and Devil’s Lake needs cleaning up.

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Aug 112010
 

Homes on septics surround Devil’s Lake

At a joint meeting of the Lincoln City City Council and the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners Wednesday it appeared that both government bodies agreed on a couple of things. That the Road’s End area just north of Lincoln City should annex into the city, and that those living around Devil’s Lake, also just outside the city limits, should pay for septic tank inspections to see if particular homes are polluting the lake. Continue reading »

Jackson Co. deputies shoot, kill guard at Mexican cartel marijuana grove near Sams Valley

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Aug 112010
 

When a Jackson County Sheriff’s SWAT team approached a discovered Mexican cartel marijuana grove just north of Sam’s Valley early this morning, it didn’t take long for one of the cartel’s armed guards to emerge.

When the latino male came out of the brush holding a loaded shotgun two SWAT team members instantly opened fire on him. He fell to the ground mortally wounded, dying despite medical aid given by a SWAT medic. Another latino male was seen running away. SWAT members pursued him but lost him in the brush. They said it was unknown if he was also armed. Continue reading »