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 »

Oregon House Speaker Dave Hunt: Federal aid to schools/medicaid/police is welcome. But it’s no permanent fix.

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Aug 112010
 

Provided by Oregon House Speaker Dave Hunt:

“Oregonians will get back some of the taxes we pay to the federal government in the form of $270 million for our schools and to assist our struggling families. That’s good news for Oregon as our economy continues to feel the effects of the global recession.

“These funds won’t solve all of our budget challenges. Even with this $270 million in federal funds, we are making nearly $300 million in cuts to state services and programs. These new federal dollars – dollars Oregonians sent to the federal government and will now get back – will help keep those core services intact, but will not eliminate the need for cuts.

“With an August 26 revenue forecast coming, we are analyzing the bill Congress passed today to determine the restrictions and requirements that could impact our ability to use these dollars to protect critical services. Once we have the forecast, we hope to be able to use these federal funds to mitigate the worst of the cuts to critical health care services and our schools. Continue reading »

Effects on U.S. of illegal immigrants and their U.S. born children

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Aug 112010
 

Debate rages as to the effects of illegal immigrants on the American economy. The Pew Research Center now looks at the effects of their children born in this country. Click the link below for the full story.

http://pewresearch.org/pubs/1696/unauthorized-immigrants-babies-born-united-states-citizens

Yachats grapples with invasive plants and ponders whither urban renewal

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Aug 102010
 

Yachats City Councilors this week got an update on the fight against invasive plants that have been growing along the Yachats River. Morning Glories, Reed Canary Grass, Ivy, Clematis, and Japanese Knot Weed are all infiltrating the space between the river’s edge and thirty feet up the bank, a distance the town designates as its official “riparian zone.”

The town recently enacted a new law that forbids anyone attacking the invading plants with anything other than one’s two hands and a “cutting instrument.” No lawnmowers. No Weed whackers. And especially NO chemicals. Some townspeople hint the restrictions give the plants more than a fighting chance. Continue reading »

OCCC Board member Sandra Roumagoux files for Newport City Council

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Aug 102010
 

Oregon Coast Community College Board member Sandra Roumagoux has officially filed for a seat on the Newport City Council. Roumagoux joins five others in seeking a seat on the council, including current Councilor Patricia Patrick-Joling who is running for Mayor.

Roumagoux is an artist and art instructor and is serving her second term on the Oregon Coast Community College board. She also served on the Lincoln County Ambulance Review Committee and the Georgia Pacific Effluent Task Force. Continue reading »

Federal manhunt in Oregon for man connected to missing woman

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Aug 102010
 

Joseph Roberts, wanted by the FBI

Oregon authorities are helping the FBI and other agencies track down a man who is believed connected to the disappearance of a Florida woman missing since July 6th. They say there is a good chance that Joseph Roberts may be camped, hiding out somewhere in Oregon.

The story from the Oregonian:

http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2010/08/manhunt_for_transient_wanted_in_florida_womans_disappearance_focuses_on_oregon.html

Musical benefit for Children’s Advocacy Center

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Aug 102010
 

Release provided by Children’s Advocacy Center

Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts return for Endless Summer event

Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts have become one of the most popular bands to play classic Rock and Roll hits from the 50’s and 60’s. They return to the coast on Saturday, August 28 to perform at the Endless Summer event benefiting the Lincoln County Children’s Advocacy Center. Continue reading »

Siletz Tribe awards $388,758 in grants to worthy causes

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Aug 102010
 


Recipients of Siletz Tribe giving program this past quarter

Many coastal non-profits and other community organizations fared pretty well in the latest quarterly giving program offered by the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians. The total gift giving this past quarter was $388,758, generated largely by the Tribe’s Chinook Winds Casino Resort. Continue reading »