Riddle probably solved on old plane crash near Rockaway Beach

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Mar 272010
 

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A former airplane mechanic who worked at the Tillamook Navy Air Base in 1948 thinks the remains of a World War II vintage warbird near Rockaway Beach is that of a crash already recorded and put to rest, along with its long-dead pilot.

Former plane mechanic Alvin Boese told the Portland Oregonian that he remembers the day clearly, and pointed to an old Oregonian article that recorded the crash that occurred in 1948 as then-pilot R.W. Smedley ran into bad weather flying south out of Tillamook. Continue reading »

Sheriff Dennis Dotson on Off Road Vehicles

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Mar 272010
 

OFF-ROAD VEHICLES

Off-road vehicles such as all-terrain vehicles, dune buggies and the like can be an integral part of summer fun on the coast and elsewhere. But ensuring you are in compliance with Oregon Vehicle Codes can keep a fun time from turning into disappointment and fines. Continue reading »

Street life through a lens, salmon stuggles through a poem

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Mar 272010
 

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Homeless life on the rough downtown streets of Portland – through the camera lens of one who’s been there. Frank Jones.

The plight of the spawning salmon, through the words of a poet who longs to set them free. Walt Curtis.

These two Oregon artists and old friends come together at the Briseno Gallery in Toledo April 3, 7:30pm, for an evening of film, music and conversation – wherever it may take them and their audience. The theme is the homeless, the down and out, from the inside looking out. The event is free and open to the public – and Briseno Gallery manager Deanne Dunlap hopes for a great turnout for the 7:30 event, April 3 in Toledo. Continue reading »

New airline flights Newport to Seattle and Salem pitched at ODOT meeting

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Mar 262010
 

An an application to use state subsidies to start up new airline service between Newport and Seattle, as well as Newport and Salem, was presented to an ODOT advisory committee in Salem on Thursday. City Manager Jim Voetberg told the advisory panel that Newport will soon be the home port for the Pacific Marine Headquarters of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Voetberg said NOAA and vendor employees, scientists, families, friends, and hopefully some tourists will need scheduled airline service from Seattle to Newport as will top government officials that would rather fly from Salem to Newport rather than drive Highway 20’s long and winding road. Continue reading »

Two Corvallis men found dead in van southeast of Waldport

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Mar 262010
 

CORRECTED NAMES IN THE STORY, 11:45am, From LCSO

Lincoln County Sheriff’s investigators report the bodies of two Corvallis men, missing since March 17th, were found Thursday inside their green van parked 30 miles southeast of Waldport off Highway 101. The van was discovered by Forest Service personnel.

Investigators say Laureneano Calmo-Ramirez, 25, and Magdaleno Ramos, 17, were found dead inside their van, apparently overcome by carbon monoxide poisoning from using a barbecue pot for heat. The two had initially left Corvallis March 10th to travel to the coast to retrieve minor forest products from roadsides. They were reported missing March 17th. Both men were believed to be Guatemalan nationals.

Lottery profits down: So will be addiction treatment programs

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Mar 262010
 

The recession has prompted a 20% drop in Oregon Lottery profits showing that many lottery players can stop buying the tickets if they want to. But for those who can’t, due to a gambling addiction, they will find addition treatment a little harder to come by. Especially in rural Oregon. Continue reading »

Heavy waves strand Devils Punch Bowl surfers.

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Mar 262010
 

Heavy surf is always a major attraction for surfers who are looking for their next 15 foot wall of adrenalin rush. However, when the waves are moving faster, higher and less predictably than they’d like, surfers have to hang outside the surf zone for a break between wave sets. When there is no break long enough for the surfers to slip ashore, they call for help. Or get someone on shore to figure out they are in big trouble and let THEM call for help, which is what happened early Wednesday evening near Depoe Bay. Continue reading »