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Toledo – Voluntary Water Conservation

Toledo – Voluntary Water Conservation

Due to the lower than normal levels of the Siletz River, Toledo City Hall asking water customers to participate in a Stage 1, voluntary curtailment of water. Your participation in this event is crucial to helping the City avoid further mandatory water curtailments. The City has stopped all outdoor irrigation of its parks and green spaces and shut down the equipment wash racks.

The City asks water customers to take all of the following voluntary actions to curtail water use:              

  • Cease washing vehicles, except at a commercial washing facility
  • Cease washing outdoor surface 
  • Cease filling swimming pools (except pools with recycling water systems and evaporative
  • covers, pools used for fire control, and pools required by a medical doctor’s prescription)      
  • Cease using water to maintain water features, except those supporting fish life                              
  • Reduce indoor water use by fixing any indoor leaks
  • Reduce non-essential water use in commercial/industrial establishments                                       
  • Restrict watering lawns, ornamental/landscaping plants, and vegetable gardens to 3 days per week and only before 9 am or after 9 pm
  • Do not allow water to run to waste in any gutter or drain                                                                                                                                    

The City is asking G.P. and the Port of Toledo to cease all outdoor irrigation and any unnecessary use of treated water. If we are successful in our efforts, we can avoid Stage II water curtailment. 

Please click on the image or the press release at the bottom of the page to view the full public service announcement and Executive Order 21-25 by Governor Kate Brown declaring a state of drought emergency that included Lincoln County. 

 Thank you for your efforts.


Sweatin’ it out before we get a new dam….

 

Big Creek Dam
Needs an over-haul!


CITY OF NEWPORT

WATER USE RESTRICTIONS


The Newport City Council adopted an Alert Stage 2 Water Curtailment restrictions
effective until further notice. Those restrictions follow:

1. No use of irrigation systems.

2. No vehicle washing.

3. No filling of swimming pools or spas, fountains or waterfalls.

4. Hotels/motels must post water conservation notices.

5. Commercial laundry operations must be delayed as much as is possible.

6. Discontinue scheduled flushing of water lines and firefighting drills involving water
consumption.

7. Suspend any planned expansions of water system, including the addition of new
connections.

All residents and businesses are required to fully participate in curtailing water use
pursuant to the provisions noted above.

On June 28, 2021, the city issued notice of an Alert Stage 1 Water Curtailment. This
was done in conjunction with the Lincoln County Commissioner’s declaration of a
countywide drought. This was a water system advisory which informed the community of
the situation and recommended voluntary water conservation.

At that time, the Siletz River, which is the main supply for the Big Creek Reservoir, had
been experiencing declining flows. This Siletz River flows continue to decline.

The MidCoast Water Conservation Consortium, and its member organizations,
including the City of Newport, recommended its members adopt an Alert Stage 2 Water
Curtailment.

The City of Newport thanks its residents and businesses for working together to
resolve this very serious situation.

Gonna be a bumpy weekend…

The National Weather Service is expecting a significant amount of rainfall over the weekend. through Sunday, September 19.th Two to three inches of rain is expected for our area. Thunderstorms Saturday morning and through Sunday afternoon are also possible.

With the expected rainfall, clogged drains or gutters could easily overfill. Consider checking outdoor drains, roof gutters, and other areas with poor drainage and clearing out the dead leaves and debris.

For the latest forecast for your location visit: www.weather.gov

Letter to the Editor: Measure 21-203 to outlaw more Vacation Rentals outside city limits

Letter to the Editor:  Don’t turn desirable neighborhoods into “motel rows.”

Vote YES on measure 21-203 this November 2nd!

Memories are often forgotten in short order – but people who lived here in 2007 will remember what happened back then.

Many of us are concerned about our neighborhoods and how they are not set up to feed and protect renters and day visitors – especially in the event of a flood or an earthquake. The tourists would be in a panic and would begin to break into our homes in order to save themselves and their families. There would be nowhere for them to run to, except the higher elevated areas – if they can reach them.  Likewise, even without earthquakes or floods, the rapid addition of many Short Term Rentals would turn quiet and enjoyable neighborhoods into crowded, noisy streets with parked vehicles everywhere along with loud parties that disturb as well as disrupts the neighborhoods.

The local residents will also try to survive and protect themselves during and after an earthquake. We have no idea how large a number of people would be here on any given day! This is unreasonable!! We have a right to peaceful and safe enjoyment of our homes and neighborhoods.  But it is becoming impossible because of the invasion of Short Term Rentals (STR’s) in our R-1 & R-2 zoned unincorporated areas! (Outside City Limits)

Our belief is that the owners and management companies of the STRs, in our low-density residential neighborhoods, need to bear this responsibility themselves and ensure their renters are protected.  That means not only emergency supplies like food and water but also liability insurance to protect renters against any harm or danger in the event of a natural disaster.

To mitigate risk, there needs to be caps, reduction and phase outs in the number of STR’s, along with requirements to address emergency situations and ensure that roads and side streets are passable for our emergency responders at all times which is critical for paramedics to get to the scene of people in distress.

The mission statement of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners states: “The mission of Lincoln County is to provide essential public services, both legally required and locally desired, in an efficient, effective and respectful manner.”  I want to emphasize the “locally desired” part of this mission. The out-of-town owners of these STR’s are NOT locals while WE ARE LOCALS as well as registered voters!  We should be the County Commissioners’ number 1 priority. Please vote YES on 21-203 to Save Our Neighborhoods!!

Julie & Mike Pearson
Gleneden Beach

Traffic Crash on Highway 101, milepost 103

2:07pm  Report of a vehicle crash on Highway 101 north at milepost 103 near the Lincoln and Tillamook County line.  Two vehicles involved.

2:09pm  Reports say that one vehicle is a big truck that ran off the road, landing on its side in a ditch.  The other vehicle rolled onto its top.  The crash is blocking both southbound lanes and one northbound lane.  Both drivers have crawled out of their vehicles.  Both drivers appear to be okay.  Medical helicopter enroute was told they’re not needed – returning to base.

Traffic Crash on 101 in Newport

12:45pm  Report of a head-on traffic crash on Highway 101 in Newport – near the Fred Meyer gas station.  Southbound lanes are blocked.   Doesn’t sound like there were major injuries.  One vehicle has considerable front end damage.

Ocean’s Edge debut in Lincoln County and beyond…

We’ve changed, for the better!

We are certain you’re aware of the recent acquisition of Waddell & Reed by LPL Financial, a leading platform provider and partner to financial advisors.  This turns out to be the perfect time for us to announce our rebranding. As most of you know we are based out of Lincoln City, OR – which is located at the Ocean’s Edge.

We are incredibly excited about the platform that LPL will provide us to utilize, and our clients access to. A tremendous amount of time and thought have gone into our new logo and website.

In the design of the logo, first and foremost, we had to incorporate our Lincoln City roots – which is why it is designed to look like a wave in the mighty Pacific Ocean. 
 When thinking about the Pacific Ocean, it is an abundance of resources – something we strive to be for you.
There are nearly unlimited capabilities and power contained inside that massive body of water – representing the capabilities Ocean’s Edge has access to harnessing the LPL platform.  
Our financial situations are fluid, but our lives always seem to find a balance – similar to how water always finds level.
Paying closer attention to the intricacies of the curling wave. This circular shape represents the financial planning process, as an iterative and continual process that is changing.
Last, (my favorite component) is the 7 components of the wave, representing the 7 steps to the financial planning process.

So, as you notice the changes in our branding, signs and promotions.  Know that this is a strictly a cosmetic change.  We appreciate your business and want to continue providing the level of service that you’ve come accustom to. Please provide any feedback you wish by reaching out with thoughts, requests or compliments. As always, please never hesitate to call us anytime.

Looking forward to your continued support.
Thank you,

-The Ocean’s Edge team
Securities and advisory services offered through LPL Financial, a registered investment advisor, member FINRA/SIPC.

Coming September 29th – an all-time movie classic – The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Bijou Theater
Lincoln City

September 29th is the first NATIONAL SILENT MOVIE DAY!  The Bijou Theatre of Lincoln City is jumping in and celebrating by presenting the 1923 classic THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME staring Lon Chaney.
Wednesday morning, September 29th at 11:00am, Mack Pimentel, of Pacific City, will be providing the musical (and other) soundtrack on the Bijou’s Might Allen Organ.  Mack has played-in the crowds at the Bijou’s Monday and occasional Friday 2:00 shows for the last 15 years. $2 minimum donation goes to the regeneration and enhancement of the Allen Organ.
This is reminiscent of when the Bijou did the WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THEATRE ORGAN CLUB in the late 1990’s which was a monthly silent movie with organ accompaniment and a periodic guest player.

Cello Talk with Priscilla Hawkins…

Presents:
Cello Talk and Workshop with Priscilla Hawkins
The Carson City Symphony Association will hold a Lecture-Demonstration-Workshop on Tuesday, September 21, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m., in the orchestra/band room at Carson High School, 1111 N. Saliman Road, Carson City.  The event features Priscilla Hawkins, who has performed as cello soloist and chamber musician; taught strings and presented cello workshops in Michigan and California; been guest Master Teacher in the Azores Islands; and recorded two CDs.

Ms. Hawkins will discuss “The History and Development of the Cello,” and then lead a workshop on “The Mechanics of Producing Your Best Cello Tone.” The presentation will include a rare, brief video of brilliant cellist Emanuel Feuermann playing “Spinning Song” by Popper in the 1930s.

Carson City Symphony’s “Symphony Youth Strings” cellists, Carson City Middle and High School orchestra cellists, and adult cellists will participate. Student musicians and the public are invited to attend as observers. Cellists – bring your instrument!

Admission to the Cello Lecture-Demonstration-Workshop is free. Current COVID-19 guidelines require all participants and visitors to be masked in the building.

This event is a partnership between the Carson City Symphony Association and the Carson City School District, and is funded in part by a grant from Nevada Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information, call the Symphony at 775-883-4154, email carsoncitysympony@gmail.com, or see CCSymphony.com.

Finally, it’s okay to go back into the water…

D River Beach health advisory lifted Friday, Sept. 17

PORTLAND, Ore.—Oregon Health Authority (OHA) today lifted a public health advisory for contact with ocean water at D River Beach, located in Lincoln County.

The health authority issued the advisory Sept. 14 after water samples showed higher-than-normal levels of fecal bacteria in ocean waters.

Results from follow-up tests taken by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) showed lower bacteria levels. Contact with the ocean water no longer poses a higher-than-normal risk. Officials recommend staying out of large pools on the beach that are frequented by birds, and runoff from those pools, because the water may contain increased bacteria from fecal matter.

Since 2003, state officials have used a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant to monitor popular Oregon beaches and make timely reports to the public about elevated levels of fecal bacteria. Oregon state agencies participating in this program are OHA, DEQ and the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.

For more information, visit the Oregon Beach Monitoring Program website at http://www.healthoregon.org/beach or call 971-673-0440, or call OHA toll-free information line at 877-290-6767.

Lincoln County Cultural Coalition announces opening of 2022 grant program, deadline set for October 15

Lincoln County Cultural Coalition announces opening of 2022 grant program, deadline set for October 15 

The Lincoln County Cultural Coalition (LCCC) and the Sponenburgh Memorial Trust are now accepting applications for their FY2022 grant cycle, funding programs delivering arts, culture, heritage and humanities to the residents of Lincoln County. The coalition members encourage nonprofits, individuals, schools and civic organizations to learn more and apply online at www.lincolnccc.org. Applications are due October 15th.  For more information please see attached press release.

Thank you,

Oregon Coast Council for the Arts

 

Financial Advisor Duane Silbernagel Invites You!!

We’ve changed, for the better.

We are certain you’re aware of the recent acquisition of Waddell & Reed by LPL Financial, a leading platform provider and partner to financial advisors.
This turns out to be the perfect time for us to announce our rebranding. As most of you know we are based out of Lincoln City, OR – which is located at the Ocean’s Edge.
We are incredibly excited about the platform that LPL will provide us to utilize, and our clients access to. A tremendous amount of time and thought have gone into our new logo and website.

In the design of the logo, first and foremost, we had to incorporate our Lincoln City roots – which is why it is designed to look like a wave in the mighty Pacific Ocean.
 When thinking about the Pacific Ocean, it is an abundance of resources – something we strive to be for you.
 There are nearly unlimited capabilities and power contained inside that massive body of water – representing the capabilities Ocean’s Edge has access to harnessing the LPL platform.
 Our financial situations are fluid, but our lives always seem to find a balance – similar to how water always finds level.
Paying closer attention to the intricacies of the curling wave. This circular shape represents the financial planning process, as an iterative and continual process that is changing.
Last, (my favorite component) is the 7 components of the wave, representing the 7 steps to the financial planning process.
So, as you notice the changes in our branding, signs and promotions. Know that this is a strictly a cosmetic change. We appreciate your business and want to continue providing the level of service that you’ve come accustom to. Please provide any feedback you wish by reaching out with thoughts, requests or compliments.  As always, please never hesitate to call us anytime.
Looking forward to your continued support.
Thank you.

The Ocean’s Edge team
Securities and advisory services offered through LPL Financial, a registered investment advisor, member FINRA/SIPC

Traffic Crash in Depoe Bay

11:52pm  Two vehicle crash in Depoe Bay at 101 and NE Clarke.  One vehicle is on its side – driver trapped inside.  Both vehicles are blocking southbound 101 lanes.

11:59pm  Both drivers are out of their vehicles.  One is being transported to a hospital to be checked out. 

It’s all about the water…

A REMINDER:   Peggy Hawker, City Recorder, 541.574.0613

CITY OF NEWPORT

WATER USE RESTRICTIONS


The Newport City Council adopted an Alert Stage 2 Water Curtailment restrictions effective August 4, 2021 until further notice. Those restrictions follow:

1. No use of irrigation systems.

2. No vehicle washing.

3. No filling of swimming pools or spas, fountains or waterfalls.

4. Hotels/motels must post water conservation notices.

5. Commercial laundry operations must be delayed as much as is possible.

6. Discontinue scheduled flushing of water lines and firefighting drills involving water
consumption.

7. Suspend any planned expansions of water system, including the addition of new
connections.

All residents and businesses are required to fully participate in curtailing water use pursuant to the provisions noted above. 

On June 28, 2021, the city issued notice of an Alert Stage 1 Water Curtailment. This was done in conjunction with the Lincoln County Commissioner’s declaration of a countywide drought. This was a water system advisory which informed the community of the situation and recommended voluntary water conservation.  At that time, the Siletz River, which is the main supply for the Big Creek Reservoir, had  been experiencing declining flows. This Siletz River flows continue to decline.

No outside burns until further notice..

CITY OF NEWPORT ANNOUNCES UPCOMING FIRE BURN BAN

The Lincoln County Fire Defense Board, and the nine fire protection agencies in Lincoln County announced the closure of all burning effective August 13, 2021, at 8:00A.M. This is a county-wide burn ban.This measure was taken because fire danger is at an extreme high; there are lower than normal fuel moisture levels; and forecasted hotter and drier weather which compounds the danger.

What does the burn ban mean?
● Wood, charcoal, and other flame sources that cannot be turned off with a valve will be prohibited when the ban becomes effective.
● Liquid fuel stoves or cooking devices that CAN be turned off with a valve are permitted but cannot be left unattended.
● Fires on the beaches and day use park areas, commercial, private, and county campgrounds will be prohibited when the ban becomes effective.

For additional and updated information, contact the Newport Fire Department, at 541.265.9461.

Stay safe and do your part to help prevent wildfires.

Spotlight on the Teachers Concert: A Piano Extravaganza

The Lincoln County District of the Oregon Music Teachers Association will once again take to the stage on Sunday, September 26th, at 2 p.m. at the Newport Performing Arts Center. Admission is by donation to the Suzanne Brown Student Aid Fund. “Our last performance was in February of 2020 and we are looking forward to being on stage again,” says Cathy Champion-Predmore co-president of the local district. Because of the pandemic there will be no singing at the concert. Thus, it is dubbed A Piano Extravaganza.

There will be two guest performers, Mindy Simon on viola and Evelyn Archer on bassoon, but they will be accompanied by piano. Pianists on the program include Ramona Goddard, (Newport) Mary Morganti, (Florence) Donna Olson, (Lincoln City) Andrea Roesel, (Lincoln City) Mary Lee Scoville, (Waldport) Jessica Treon, (Seal Rock) and Rita Warton, (Lincoln City). The pianists will perform solos, as well as four-hand duets, and two piano duos. Composers on the program include Brahms, Debussy, Ravel, Mendelssohn, Mozart, and Rachmaninoff, plus a few lesser-known composers.

The concert proceeds sustain the Suzanne Brown Scholarship fund. The fund is designed to keep students from families who cannot afford the full costs of music education in lessons. The fund can be used to pay tuition, buy books, pay for festival fees or any other music related expense. The family contributes what they can, teachers discount their fees, and the fund makes up the difference. “As time passes, the expense of these concerts increases. We need lots of help to keep these students in lessons and we sincerely hope the community will continue to support our efforts,” says Christine McKenney, treasurer of the local district. “The concert will last about an hour with no breaks to keep exposure to Covid at a minimum. We will come out after our performance as we always do, but again to keep low exposure, there will be no refreshments,” says Jessica Treon. “We will also be observing the OCCA COVID policy which includes masks for all patrons and performers, and proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the program. This includes children under 12. In spite of these requirements, we are determined to have our usual spirited performance and bring live music back to the community. Please join us!”

For more information about the concert or the scholarship fund call Jessica Treon 541-563-4183 or visit our website omta-lincolncounty.org or Lincoln County Oregon Music Teachers Association on Facebook.

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