Highway 20 is OPEN TONIGHT – SATURDAY NIGHT – IT’S OPEN! due to the weather…

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Sep 172016
 

ODOT has announced that Highway 20 will be open tonight to the valley. Construction crews have the night off due to the weather. So that means Highway 20 will be open tonight and all day tomorrow, Sunday. It will then close again (weather permitting) Sunday night at 7pm and re-open at 5am Monday.

The opening is means that there will still be two roads open between the coast and the valley. Highway 18 has been closed due to a double fatal/triple injury wreck at mile post 1.5. The detour around the wreck is North Bank Road.

 Posted by at 7:40 PM

Saying you’re sorry won’t work anymore…

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Sep 172016
 
ODF:  "We're coming after you..." Courtesy photo

ODF: “We’re coming after you…”
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For years the Oregon Department of Forestry has been urging the public to closely follow rules during Oregon’s dry season – no open burning, watch your charcoal pits, properly dispose of smoking materials and on and on.

But from the looks of things, either people don’t think it pertains to them or they don’t think anything will happen if they do cause a fire.

Well, the Oregon Department of Forestry is taking it to the next level. ODF has filed civil suits against a couple of accidental fire starters – one whose illegal campfire got away from him while he slept and burned hundreds of acres, and a rancher who rode a riding lawnmower across some of his tinder dry land and caused a fire stretching for thousands of acres and cost millions to fight.

ODF: Game over!

Here’s the scoop in The Oregonian. Click here.

 Posted by at 3:05 PM

ALERT! ALERT! ALERT! ALERT! Lincoln City….

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Sep 172016
 
"Active Shooter" Drill going on at Taft High, starting Noon on Saturday.

“Active Shooter” Drill going on at Taft High, starting Noon on Saturday.

There is what-is-called an “Active Shooter” drill…A DRILL…going on at Taft High School. There will be lots of guns, flashing lights, men and women running around in combat-ready uniforms…even possibly some training “booms” going off.

IT’S…A…DRILL!!!!

And it’s probably a lot more interesting than what’s on TV. So enjoy. Popcorn not included.

 Posted by at 11:44 AM

A name that would be music to the eyes at Agate Beach…

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Sep 162016
 
Composer Ernest Bloch and Children...

Composer Ernest Bloch and Children…

Name change requested for U.S. 101 wayside Agate Beach Wayside proposed to be named after composer Ernest Bloch

The Oregon Transportation Commission will consider a proposal from the Ernest Bloch Legacy Project to change the name of the U.S. 101 wayside at Agate Beach to become Ernest Bloch Memorial Wayside. This wayside is located a few hundred feet from the home where the Blochs lived near NW Lighthouse Drive and U.S. 101.

Ernest Bloch was a Swiss-born American composer who gained recognition worldwide for his musical accomplishments. After traveling the world, Bloch and his wife became U.S. citizens and settled in Agate Beach in 1941. Bloch continued to compose, creating nearly a third of his overall work in Agate Beach. The name change was proposed to honor Bloch’s contributions, which have had a lasting historical impact on Oregon. If approved, the Ernest Bloch Memorial currently located at the City of Newport’s Performing Arts Center will be moved to the wayside.

The Ernest Bloch Legacy Project provided evidence of local support for the naming, including letters of support from legislators, a county commissioner, the City of Newport, a number of symphonies, and others.

If you would like to make comment on this proposed name change, send an e-mail to otcadmin@odot.state.or.us or a letter to Oregon Transportation Commission, 355 Capitol St NE MS 11, Salem, OR 97301 by September 30.

 Posted by at 9:46 PM

So – OK! – What should Newport look and feel like in 20 years???

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Sep 162016
 
Yaquina Bay Bridge in the Fog Greg Henton

Yaquina Bay Bridge in the Fog
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CITY OF NEWPORT ANNOUNCES VACANCIES ON VISION 2040 ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The City of Newport is seeking applications from individuals interested in serving on the Vision 2040 Advisory Committee. The Committee will work with city staff and the visioning consultant team in the development of a vision for the greater Newport area. There are currently two vacancies for citizen representatives at-large.

Anyone interested in serving on this committee should apply using the city’s committee application which is found on the city website at www.newportoregon.gov; click on “City;” then on “Committees;” and then on “Application for Committee/Commission.” The completed form can be submitted electronically. Copies of the committee application form can also be obtained by contacting the City Manager’s Office at 169 SW Coast Highway, Newport, Oregon 97365, or by calling 541.574.0613.

The application deadline is noon on Wednesday, September 28, 2016.

 Posted by at 9:29 PM

Yaquina Head with stars…

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Sep 162016
 

Yaquina Head Looking South Greg Henton

Yaquina Head Lighthouse
Looking South
Greg Henton


Yaquina Head Lighthouse looking north.

Yaquina Head Lighthouse looking north.
Greg Henton

 Posted by at 9:16 PM

Yachats: Vehicle off 101 and into a tree at Oregon Street.

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Sep 162016
 

8:02pm – Report of a car into a tree off Highway 101 at Oregon Street. One occupant is out of the vehicle. One remaining – a 25 year old female with a bloody nose and a possible broken ankle. Yachats Fire-Rescue is enroute as well as an engine from Central Coast Fire in Waldport.

8:21pm – Fire-Rescue on scene says they can’t get the woman out until a few more firefighters are on scene. More on the way – arrival time in a few minutes.

 Posted by at 8:05 PM

Missing pooch: FOUND IT’S WAY BACK HOME!!!!!!

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Sep 162016
 

ZoeyZoey, a small tan Chihuahua/Dachshund Mix wearing a black vest, no collar, went missing at approximately 2:30pm this afternoon near SW 11th and Canyon Park Drive in Lincoln City. Owners are desperate and want ZOEY returned ASAP. Please call 208-859-9129.

Zoey, a small tan Chihuahua/Dachshund Mix wearing a black vest, no collar, went missing at approximately 2:30pm this afternoon near SW 11th and Canyon Park Drive in Lincoln City. Owners are desperate and want ZOEY returned ASAP. Please call 208-859-9129 or 541-9962955.


Zoey showed up back at home rather wet and sandy but none-the-worse-for-wear. Sounds like he got caught at high tide somewhere!

 Posted by at 6:51 PM