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Photographer Ken Gagne got so close you almost have to wipe the salt water off your screen!

Photographer Ken Gagne got so close you almost have to wipe the salt water off your screen!

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Nov 032013
 
Linda Davis photo

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Nov 032013
 

Fire alarm at McCammons Appliance on NE 1st

Fire alarm at McCammons Appliance on NE 1st
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Firefighters did a quick check of roof and then went inside.

Firefighters did a quick check of roof and then went inside.

Pungent odor like burning rubber was everywhere.

Pungent odor like burning rubber was everywhere.

Firefighters believe the odor came from a space heater that had been left on.

Firefighters believe the odor came from a heater that had been left on.

Newport Fire units were called to McCammons Appliance Service store at 234 NE 1st shortly before midnight Saturday night on a fire alarm going off.

As units pulled up, they reported no smoke was showing but that when they approached the front door they detected a strong odor of something burning – something like rubber.

Firefighters combed the building, both the front and the rear warehouse, smelling the same odor. They opened all the doors to the business and let the evening breeze clean out the building and then went back in to track down the source. Their noses led them to a back room where an electric heater was left on. It was hard wired into the building’s electrical system. So they went to the breaker box and turned it off.

Firefighters reset the fire alarm system which re-armed itself and firefighters called it a night. Firefighters say if it isn’t absolutely critical, don’t leave heaters on, especially for prolonged periods – even ones that use thermostat controls – because you never know when something might go wrong with them.

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Nov 022013
 

9:45pm
Arriving officers find lights on – someone vacuuming. Running checks on those inside.

9:49pm
Officers determine those inside are family members of the homeowner. Just cleaning up the place.

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Nov 022013
 
Last Summer/Fall Sunset Yachats Ken Gagne photo

Last Summer/Fall Sunset
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Nov 022013
 

Bidding Summer Adieu Linda Davis photos

Bidding Summer Adieu
Linda Davis photos

Here comes Winter right behind...

Here comes Winter right behind…

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Nov 022013
 
Bayfront Tsunami Dock Memorial with Japanese student tourists

Bayfront Tsunami Dock Memorial with Japanese student tourists

Story from Bayfront Tsunami Dock promoter Bob Ward:

I was passing the Tsunami Dock on the Bay Front and noticed a group of about forty Japanese visitors, mostly teenagers. It turned out that they were part of a delegation from the Wilsonville- Kitakate Sister City Association, on their annual exchange visit!

Cathy Rice, VP of the Wilsonville delegation and Jiro Satou, President of the Japanese delegation of the Association, accompanied the youngsters who had said they wanted to visit somewhere that had experienced debris from the 2011 Tsunami.

Kitakate is a little north of Tokyo and about 60 miles from the Japanese coast. When the Tsunami struck in March 2011, hundreds of people displaced from their coastal homes by the tsunami took temporary refuge in Kitakata. Mr. Satou said that he thought it very appropriate that part of the dock torn from its moorings in Misawa was being used to help save lives here on the Oregon coast.

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Nov 022013
 

Rollover accident Highway 20 and Yaquina Bay Road

Rollover accident Highway 20 and Yaquina Bay Road

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Juan Zaragosa, 21, Keizer

Juan Zaragosa, 21, Keizer

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into a single vehicle traffic crash that occurred Friday night along Highway 20 just east of Newport. The vehicle’s two occupants insisted the driver walked away from the scene before a witness and emergency responders arrived. Anyone with information to confirm who the vehicle’s driver was is asked to call OSP.

According to Senior Trooper Bryan Fitch, on Saturday night at approximately 10:20 p.m., a 1999 Mercury Cougar with two known occupants was westbound on Highway 20 near milepost 2 when it lost control, struck an embankment and came to rest in a ditch along the westbound shoulder. Two intoxicated occupants were found with the vehicle identified as JUAN CARLOS ZARAGOSA, age 21, from Keizer, and DANIEL D. WARNER, age 27, from Salem.

A witness drove upon the crash scene and told OSP and Newport police that no other person was seen walking in the area prior to their arrival. Both men said the driver walked away from the vehicle west toward Newport. They said they left a party in the Siletz area and didn’t have a name for the driver.

Both men were transported by ambulance to Pacific Communities Hospital in Newport for a medical evaluation of possible injuries. While at the hospital, ZARAGOSA was determined to have a misdemeanor warrant for Harassment out of Marion County. He became combative at the hospital and was arrested by Newport police. ZARAGOSA was lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.

WARNER was released from the hospital without any confirmed injury.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation to identify the driver is asked to call OSP Newport Area Command office at (541) 265-5354.

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Nov 022013
 

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NEWPORT, OR – Félim Egan, Erik Killops and Maldon Meehan invite you to rekindle that fire that was once ablaze in the cottages of Ireland as the Portland, OR based trio Bróg Crua returns to the coast performing their unique form of traditional Irish music and dance.

Bróg Crua reunites Irish music, song, and dance in its original context – the house concert! They combine accordion, fiddle, and dance percussion, with a good dose of Irish humor with renowned Sean Nos choreographer providing the back beat with her talented toe tapping style.

Félim Egan (accordion/vocals/composer) was born in Ballinasloe, Co. Galway. His father’s passion for music and encouragement led him to begin lessons at the age of four. His many musical influences include Matt Molley, Tommy Peoples, Charlie Lennon and Frankie Gavin, to mention a few.

Erik Killops (fiddle) is a Portland native who began playing fiddle at the age of 6 and began Irish fiddle lessons with Dan Compton in the 4th grade. He was influenced by the playing of local musicians such as Kevin Burke, Johnny Cunningham, and Johnny Connolly, and bands such as Patrick Street and the Bothy Band. In 2006 Erik began studying Irish music at the University of Limerick under the tutelage of top notch fiddlers such as Tommy Peoples and Frankie Gavin.

Maldon Meehan (feet): was born in Portland, OR and began dancing as a teenager. As a sean-nós dancer Maldon has numerous televised performances in Ireland and the U.S., operates her dance studio in Portland and travels the globe to perform and teach her craft. Maldon is one of only a handful of sean-nós dance instructors in the nation.

This concert is a fundraising event for the Celtic Heritage Alliance which hosts events like these throughout the year, to include the annual Celtic Festival & Highland Games in Newport. This, the 3rd Annual “Harvest by the Sea” event will be a combination concert and céili (kay-lee) dance where guests can enjoy the best of both worlds in celebration of the Celtic New Year. This event is sponsored, in part, by the historic Yaquina Bay Hotel in downtown Toledo.

Witness the return of Bróg Crua on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 6:30 pm at the newly renovated Flowerree Community Center at 321 SE 3rd Street, Toledo. For more information or to purchase advanced tickets online, please visit www.newportcelticfestival.com or call 541-574-9366.

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Nov 012013
 

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