Aug 022014
 
"OOOooo...a little to the left...that's it!  Oh...ya got it!"

“OOOooo…a little to the left…that’s it! Oh…ya got it!”

Linda Mock apparently has the Harbor Seal Touch, as both she and the little guy on the other side of the glass had something going on. Whatever it was, the seal seemed almost entranced by Linda’s hand on the glass – lingering there for minutes at a time. A good question for the Oregon Coast Aquarium staff.

As hubby Tom snapped the picture Linda might have thought “I wonder if this will work on Tom when I ask him to take out the trash.”

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 Posted by at 7:40 AM
Aug 012014
 
Devils Lake Health Advisory Algae Blooms

Devils Lake
Health Advisory
Algae Blooms

A health advisory was issued Friday due to high levels of blue-green algae and toxins in Devils Lake, in Lincoln City.

Water monitoring has confirmed the presence of high levels of cyanotoxins produced by blue-green algae. These dangerous cyanotoxin concentrations in the water can be harmful to humans and animals.

Swallowing or inhaling water droplets, as well as skin contact with water, should be avoided. Drinking water directly from Devils Lake is especially dangerous.

Oregon Public Health Division officials advise campers and other recreational visitors that toxins cannot be removed by boiling, filtering or treating the water with camping-style filters.

People who draw in-home water directly from Devils Lake are advised to use an alternative water source because private treatment systems are not proven effective at removing algae toxins. However, public drinking water systems can reduce algae toxins through proper filtration and disinfection. If people on public water systems have questions about treatment and testing, they should contact their water supplier.

Oregon health officials recommend that people who choose to eat fish from waters where algae blooms are present remove all fat, skin and organs before cooking, because toxins are more likely to collect in these tissues.

Public health officials also advise that people not eat freshwater clams or mussels from affected water, and that Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife regulations do not allow the harvest of these shellfish from freshwater sources. Crayfish muscle can be eaten, but internal organs and liquid fat should be discarded.

Exposure to toxins can produce symptoms of numbness, tingling and dizziness that can lead to difficulty breathing or heart problems, and require immediate medical attention. Symptoms of skin irritation, weakness, diarrhea, nausea, cramps and fainting should also receive medical attention if they persist or worsen. Children and pets are at increased risk for exposure because of their size and level of activity.

The public will be advised when conditions improve.

 Posted by at 9:30 PM
Aug 012014
 

A bad accident on some backroads south of Highway 20 has badly injured one person who is being ground transported to a spot that a medical evacuation helicopter can land. This evening the fog is very bad clear up to Eddyville.

9:07pm A helicopter trying to rendezvous with an ambulance has pulled the plug on landing, saying visibility is not good enough to land at Blodgett. So the ambulance is going to continue lights and sirens to the trauma center in Corvallis. There may have been more than one occupant in the car that crashed near Harlan and Updike Roads, high in the mountains south of Highway 20.

More information as it becomes available.

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 Posted by at 9:22 PM
Aug 012014
 

Sen. Jeff Merkley D-Oregon

Sen. Jeff Merkley
D-Oregon

Dr. Monica Wehby Republican Challenger

Dr. Monica Wehby
Republican Challenger

Charges and counter charges, claims and counter claims between Senator Jeff Merkley and his challenger Dr. Monica Wehby are starting to look like the proverbial rockets red glare across Oregon. Since the Koch Brothers dumped over three million dollars into an anti-Merkley campaign, Webhy has begun to get a lot more available for interviews by the news media. And it shows every sign of getting pretty noisy between now and November.

Here’s the latest from the Oregonian. Click here.

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 Posted by at 4:52 PM
Aug 012014
 
Capt. Mike of F/V Miss Raven, South Beach First day of halibut season and everybody limited out. Ken Gagne photo

Capt. Mike of F/V Miss Raven, South Beach
First day of summer halibut season and everybody limited out.
Ken Gagne photo

Halibut biting off Depoe Bay too, Tyler Turner on the Tacklebuster says the passengers and crew  got their limit of 19 in around 90 minutes!

Halibut biting off Depoe Bay too, Tyler Turner on the Tacklebuster says the passengers and crew got their limit of 19 in around 90 minutes!

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 Posted by at 4:31 PM
Aug 012014
 

Gleneden Sunset Jenny Green photo

Gleneden Sunset
Jenny Green photo

Heart cloud over South Beach Julie Sacchetti photo

Heart cloud over South Beach
Julie Sacchetti photo

Have you ever been to Yachats and felt like something was watching you? Ken Gagne photo

Have you ever been to Yachats and felt like something was watching you?
Ken Gagne photo

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 Posted by at 3:38 PM
Aug 012014
 
Albacore Tuna Wiki Commons photo

Albacore Tuna
Wiki Commons photo

From OSU Extension
Enjoy Home Canned Tuna All Year Long!

Tuna season means these fish are abundant and available to consumers for the best prices of the year. But tuna can be enjoyed throughout all seasons and the cost can be managed by canning tuna at home!

Extension Seafood Product Development Specialist, Mark Whithman and Fishery Extension agent, Ruby Moon are teaming up to bring knowledge of canning tuna to Lincoln County. Follow Mark Whithman as he leads this workshop where he will provide instructions and a live demonstration for participants to shadow and complete during the workshop.

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Learn how to safely and successfully can tuna and leave with the skills to do it all on your own. Participants will also leave with the jars of tuna they canned during the workshop so it can be enjoyed later. Space is limited so be sure to register to save a spot for this fun opportunity.

Date: Friday, September 12, 2014
Time: 9am – 3pm
Where: First Presbyterian Church
227 NE 12th Street, Newport, OR
Cost: $40 per person
Registration: Now – September 1st

For more information or to register contact the Lincoln County Extension Office at 541-574-6534 or visit http://extension.oregonstate.edu/lincoln/

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 Posted by at 12:21 PM
Aug 012014
 
Mobile Wall of Honor At Chinook Winds

Traveling Memorial Wall of Honor
At Chinook Winds

Celebrate Honor with Red, White and Blue
Story from LCVCB

Lincoln City, OR – Honor active duty personnel, military veterans, and their families at the Annual Celebration of Honor, September 25-28, presented by Chinook Winds Casino Resort.

The Celebration of Honor begins with the Field of Flags, which is available for viewing on September 25th at the southeast parking area at the Chinook Winds Casino Resort through Sunday the 28th. Opening Ceremonies begin at 6 p.m. on Friday the 26th at the Field of Flags.

New to this year’s event is the Oregon Traveling Memorial Wall, which was made to honor Oregon Vietnam and Gulf War veterans, and is also available to view at the Field of Flags all weekend. The Oregon Veterans Medal Ceremony on the Field of Flags begins at 2 p.m. on Saturday, signifying Oregon’s appreciation for the service and sacrifice of Veterans. To qualify for this medal, an application form must be completed in advance with proof of military service attached. On Sunday, September 28th, the Closing Ceremony takes place in front of the Casino at the permanently installed Desert Storm Memorial at 2 p.m.

Veterans and active-duty personnel eat FREE during open hours at the Chinook Winds’ Siletz Bay Buffet on Thursday, September 25. Stop by the Winners Circle to register, show proof of military service (DD-214 or other Military ID), and receive this benefit.

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On Thursday at 11AM, the historic Bijou Theatre, located at 1624 NE Highway 101, will host a FREE showing of “Windtalkers”, for Military personnel and their families. Directed by John Woo and starring Nicholas Cage, this action packed historical drama tells of two U.S. Marines in WWII who are assigned to protect Navajo Marines that use their native language as an unbreakable radio cypher. This stellar movie event is only $5 for non-military guests.

For more information about the Celebration of Honor contact Heather at Chinook Winds Casino Resort at 541-996-5766 or visit www.chinookwindscasino.com.

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 Posted by at 11:01 AM