WEATHER IN LINCOLN COUNTY

 

lazerrose title=

audiology title=

 

barrelhead

prp

oceancreek

Coast Tree

Sema Roofing

wandr

occc

audiology title=

 

barrelhead
prp

oceancreek

Coast Tree

Sema Roofing

wandr

occc


 

barrelhead


Coast Tree

flocs

Choo-Choo on down to the Toledo Train Station for Holiday Fun!

Yaquina Pacific RxR Museum
Part of lovely walk near Toledo!

Holiday Model Train Display in Toledo Depot

Trains at Christmas? Of course! At least somewhere to be seen, if not around your own tree. To keep this long held important American tradition alive the Yaquina Pacific Railroad Historical Society members and model enthusiasts will present their display of operating model and toy trains at the Toledo Portland and Western Depot beginning Saturday, November 30th.

The display and show will include operating scale model and toy trains in a variety of sizes, from tiny Z scale, N and HO, up to S (American Flyer) and O (Lionel) scales. The show will open on the same day as the Toledo Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony and will continue from 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm for two weekends, Saturday and Sunday, November 30th , December 1st , 7th and 8th.

In addition to a small gift shop for the sale of donated used trains and accessories to the Society, there will be an opportunity for some lucky person to have their very own train layout for Christmas. A 3 foot by 5 foot N scale layout will be raffled off at the end of the train show. It will be complete with locomotive, cars and electric power pack for immediate operation. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the show for $5 each or 5 tickets for $20.

All of this will take place at the P & W Depot which is located in Toledo just across the street from the YPRHS Train Museum and the Post Office. The display and show is free and open to all with donations welcome to help continue the show in the future.

7th Annual Cape Perpetua Land & Sea Symposium

7th Annual Cape Perpetua Land-Sea Symposium

Yachats, Oregon – Join us for the 7th Annual Cape Perpetua Land-Sea Symposium, November 21st in Yachats, Oregon at the Commons!

The Cape Perpetua Land-Sea Symposium is a community event aimed at promoting local stewardship efforts and raising awareness about current research being conducted within the Cape Perpetua nearshore and adjacent watersheds.

This year’s event will kick off with a welcome from Representatives David Gomberg & Caddy McKeown and follow with our keynote speaker Bruce Menge, Distinguished Professor and the Wayne and Gladys Valley Endowed Professor of Marine Biology in the Department of Integrative Biology at Oregon State University. Dr. Menge is a lead and founding PI for PISCO and OMEGAS, the Ocean Margin Ecosystem Group for Acidification Studies, a similar consortium of scientists studying the impacts of ocean acidification.

During his presentation, Menge will share what PISCO has learned about how intertidal and subtidal ecological communities have responded to climate and anthropogenic changes, their role in communicating relevant knowledge to policymakers and managers, and PISCO’s work in training new generations of students at the interface between science and management. Menge will touch on sea star wasting and recovery, and the importance of long-term research for marine reserve design.

A social mixer will follow the keynote and 2 presentations shorts & 4 lightning rounds focused on (full agenda):

  1. Engaging Change: Welcome to Oregon State Parks (Paul Reilly, Coastal Region Program Coordinator, Oregon State Parks & Recreation),
  2. Rocky Shore Update (Charlie Plybon, Surfrider Foundation, Oregon Policy Manager),
  3. Marbled Murrelets: Enigma of the Pacific (Kim Nelson, OSU, Senior Faculty Research Assistant),
  4. Oregon Black Oystercatcher Project (Joe Liebezeit, Staff Scientist & Avian Conservation Manager, Portland Audubon),
  5. Why are Sea Otters extinct in Oregon? (Robert Bailey, Coastal Advocate and Board Member of the Elakha Alliance), and
  6. Stressed and Slim or Relaxed and Chubby? (Leigh Torres, Assistant Professor, OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center).

The King Tides are coming next week to the Central Coast!

King Tides coming up next week. Be very cautious around beaches & river mouths!
Coquille River Valley
Rena Olson photo

Coos County Horsfall Beach
Susan Ferguson photo

Highway 101, Waldport
Roy Lowe photo

The first round of the current winter’s “king tides” is coming up Nov. 25-27.  Volunteer photographers are invited to assist in the Oregon King Tides Photo Project, a citizen science activity, by taking photos that document the highest reach of the year’s highest tides.  The Oregon King Tides Photo Project takes place throughout Oregon’s coastal region.   

This is the tenth year that Oregon has participated in this international citizen science effort.  The project is sponsored by the CoastWatch Program of the Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition and the Oregon Coastal Management Program of the Department of Land Conservation and Development, along with local partners. 

The other two high-tide sequences this winter on which the project’s volunteers will focus take place Jan. 10-12 and Feb. 8-10, 2020.

The international project began in Australia, where the highest tides of the year are known as “king tides,” hence the name of the project. These tides arrive when the sun, moon, and earth are in alignment, causing a stronger than usual gravitational pull.

Anyone with a camera can participate.  At high tide on any of the three project days (the timing of which varies, depending on location), find a safe spot to observe the tide in relation to the land, snap photos, and post them online.  More information on the project, a link to tide tables, instructions for posting photos, and a map of photo locations, can be found on the website, http://www.oregonkingtides.net/.

King tide photos can be taken anywhere affected by tides, whether on the outer shoreline, in estuaries, or along lower river floodplains.  Photos showing high water in relation to infrastructure (roads, bridges, seawalls, and the like) can be particularly striking, and reveal where flooding problems threaten.  But shots of marshes or other habitats being inundated, or coastal shorelines subject to flooding and erosion, are also useful.  The goal of this long-term citizen science project is to document the highest reach of the tides on an ongoing basis, for comparative study over a period of many years.  (Photographers who participated in past years are urged to return to the locations from which they took earlier King Tide photos so as to track the tides in that location over time.  Photographers are also urged to return to the same locations to take comparison shots at ordinary high tide.)

While the King Tides Photo Project can help to identify areas that are currently threatened by flooding, the more important purpose is to gain a preview of sea level rise.  The king tides, while extreme today, will become the “new normal” as sea level continues to rise, and storm surges increase, due to global warming.  Gaining a glimpse of tidal inundation likely to become common decades into the future will benefit planners, resource agencies, conservationists, and coastal citizens in preparing for these changes.

Photographs from past years of the King Tide Photo Project can be viewed on the project’s Flickr site, https://www.flickr.com/groups/oregonkingtides/.

For more information about this event or the King Tides Project, contact Jesse Jones, CoastWatch volunteer coordinator, at (503) 989-7244, jesse@oregonshores.org.

Trains at Christmas – in your living room?

Yaquina Pacific RxR Museum
Part of lovely walk near Toledo!

Trains at Christmas?  Of course!  At least somewhere to be seen, if not around your own tree.  To keep this long held important American tradition alive; as in years past, the Yaquina Pacific Railroad Historical Society members and model enthusiasts will present their display of operating model and toy trains at the Toledo Portland and Western Depot beginning Saturday, November 30th.

The display and show will include operating scale model and toy trains in a variety of sizes, from tiny Z scale, N and HO, up to S (American Flyer) and O (Lionel) scales.  The show will open on the same day as the Toledo Tree Lighting Ceremony and will continue from 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm for two weekends, Saturday and Sunday, November 30th , December 1st , 7th  and 8th .

In addition to a small gift shop for the sale of donated used trains and accessories to the Society, there will be an opportunity for some lucky person to have their very own fully scenicked train layout for Christmas.  A 3 foot by 5 foot N scale layout will be raffled off at the end of the train show.  It will be complete with locomotive, cars and electric power pack for immediate operation.  Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the show for $5 each or 5 tickets for $20.

All of this will take place at the P & W Depot which is located in Toledo just across the street from the YPRHS Train Museum and the Post Office.  The display and show is free and open to all with donations welcome to help continue the show in the future.

Wyden “fed up” with ‘surprise’ medical bills…

Sen. Ron Wyden
D-Oregon

Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today issued a statement after the Trump administration announced new efforts to increase price transparency in health care:

“American families are struggling to pay for health care, and the opaque pricing system used by hospitals and insurance companies makes it even harder,” Wyden said. “Price transparency is the first step to help consumers get a handle on what they’re in for when they head to the doctor or hospital. However, as written these rules risk giving any part of the health care industry the upper hand, which could lead to higher prices. That’s why I introduced a bill that takes an important first step to allow American families to know what they’ll pay beforehand, instead of after they’ve been stuck with an astronomical bill.”

Earlier this year, Wyden introduced the “Health Care Price Check Act of 2019,” which requires Medicare and insurance companies to make available an online tool and a toll free number for beneficiaries to inquire about the cost, for that specific consumer, of any service, procedure or product, including prescription drugs. The bill also requires insurers to offer information on provider quality, and to notify consumers if the provider is out-of-network.

Surfer is in the Agate Beach parking lot. He’s fine.

Yaquina Head
Rope Rescue Team from Lincoln City enroute.

12:21pm  Report of someone in the water off Agate Beach Hotel (Gilbert Lane).  Fire-Rescue is enroute.

12:25pm  Surfer in a wet suit.  He may have been swept seaward on a rip current.  They’re looking for him.  50 year old male.

12:32pm  Rescuers on scene say the surfer may have been swept northwesterly toward Quarry Cove on Yaquina Head.   Rescuers are calling for a Coast Guard Helicopter to join in the search.  Helicopter is coming from North Bend so it’ll take a while to get to the scene.

12:48pm  Newport Fire-Rescue has summoned North Lincoln Fire Rope Rescue Team to Yaquina Head.

1:08pm  Surfer is back on land at Agate Beach parking lot.  He appears to be okay.

CAN CANCER helps local patients with non-medical expenses

Thompson Sanitary crew helping to “can” cancer…

In partnership with the Pacific Communities Health District Foundation, Thompson’s Sanitary Service is helping local patients in their fight against cancer through the CAN Cancer program. This program helps cover non-medical living expenses for people fighting all forms of cancer. Donation envelopes for the CAN Cancer program can be found in the Thompson’s Sanitary Service November statements, the main lobby of Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital, Oregon Coast Bank Waldport and Toledo branches, and Columbia Bank in Newport.

“The CAN Cancer program provides incredible comfort to our patients,” said Tanis Hernandez, social worker in Samaritan Pacific Health Services’ Oncology Department. “Recently, a patient from Newport in the late stages of cancer came to our clinic with a notice that her electricity and heat were going to be disconnected within 24 hours due to lack of payment. The foundation’s patient support associate made the payment over the phone so that the electricity would be kept on, and arranged for the patient to make ongoing payments,” Hernandez said. “Another patient received an eviction notice because she was unable to work while receiving cancer treatments, and the CAN Cancer fund made it possible for us to help her avoid eviction.”

Patients can receive up to $250 for non-medical expenses related to their care and treatment, such as fuel, travel, utilities and nutrition costs. Since the program’s inception in 2011, 235 patients have received $55,482 in financial assistance, thanks to contributors to the CAN Cancer program.

“CAN Cancer was started in Bend,” said Rob Thompson, of Thompson’s Sanitary, and a driving force behind the local CAN Cancer program. “If everyone donates just a little, we would have enough funding to significantly ease the financial burden of those battling cancer.”

Thompson’s Sanitary envelopes only go to Newport customers because that is their service area. However, CAN Cancer is available to all qualifying patients in the hospital’s service area, including Yachats, Waldport, Newport, Depoe Bay, Toledo and Siletz. That is why donations can also be made at Oregon Coast Bank and Columbia Bank, as well as online at samhealth.org/PCHDF.

The foundation’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of the central and southern coastal communities by raising funds to acquire new equipment, facilities, services and education for the Pacific Communities Health District, in partnership with Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital.

For more information, contact PCHD Foundation at kclem@samhealth.org or 541-574-4912.

VRD enforcement taking stronger shape…

Short-Term Rental Ordinance Implementation Work Group meeting
City of Newport
Tuesday, November 19, 10:30 a.m.
Newport City Hall

Newport City staff and Community Service Officer Jim Folmar will be reporting on progress regarding vacation rental complaints; data unearthed by LodgingRevs, the City’s new third-party monitoring company; enforcement issues, complaint submission quirks, and discussion of possible tweaking of Short Term Rental ordinance code regarding Phase Out in residential areas where STRs are no longer allowed.

There will be time for Public Comments by attendees at the end of the meeting.
The Agenda for this meeting will be available at: https://newportoregon.gov/citygov/comm/stroiwg.asp

To file a vacation rental complaint, there are three ways to do it:
• Call the complaint hot line: 800-207-9727
• Submit through the City’s online portal: https://lodging.munirevs.com/complaint/?cityid=572
• Email Community Officer Jim Folmar directly: j.folmar@newportpolice.net
* If the problem is a police emergency, call 911.

 

barrelhead


Coast Tree

flocs

Coast Tree

flocs

Coast Tree

flocs

nlcad

Follow-us-tile