Waldport sunk boat rises again to skim the waves once more…

It takes a village to rescue a boat…

A follow-up courtesy photo from Waldport resident Glen Weaver whose lofty perch atop a bluff means very little escapes his purview. Everybody aboard the sports boat got off okay. No word yet on what prompted the sudden in-rush of water, sinking the craft at dockside.

State regulators bust hemp processing facility operating illegally in southern Oregon

State labor law investigators have slapped a nearly million dollar fine on the owners of a hemp processing operation in southern Oregon.  The $825,000 fine is for housing and employing two dozen workers in what is described as a “death-trap” on a farm in the community of Murphy in Josephine County.

Oregon OSHA said the operation allowed an estimated 25 people to work, live, cook and sleep in a condemned building with obvious structural defects that could have collapsed and severely injured or killed them.

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

Boat sinks at Waldport docks – Emergency responders enroute

10:00am  Report of a pleasure boat sinking at the Waldport docks.  Reports from the scene indicate everybody got off the boat and on to the docks okay.  The Coast Guard is being summoned to pull the boat away from the docks and perhaps pull it over to the boat ramp for retrieval.

10:13pm  Coast Guard says since the boat is mostly underwater it’s up to a salvage operation to retrieve it.  The Coast Guard doesn’t do that.

Photos by Glen Weaver:

 

 

Traffic flow will get a little bumpy for a while in and around Newport….

Overnight Detour Route on NE Yaquina Heights Drive, Newport

Chris Janigo, Senior Project Manager 541-574-3376

The City of Newport Public Works Department advises construction activity and temporary overnight detour route implemented on Yaquina Heights Drive Wednesday night, November 13th. The detour route will proceed along Lincoln Street for a one block detour. We advise all residents to travel on Hwy 20 instead of NE Yaquina Heights Drive. The detour route will allow paving activities to occur the following Thursday morning from Lincoln Street to NE Harney St along NE Yaquina Heights Drive. This Construction activity is a part of the City of Newport’s Yaquina Heights Drive Waterline and Sanitary Sewer Improvement Project.

Public safety is our primary concern. Please proceed with caution through the construction area. Thank you for your patience.

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Construction Activity Starting on SE Ferry Slip Road

Chris Janigo, Senior Project Manager 541-574-3376

The City of Newport Public Works Department advises construction activity and new temporary traffic controls will be implemented in South Beach. The construction area includes SE Ferry Slip Road from SE Marine Science Drive to SE 35th Street and the north side of SE 32nd Street from Ferry Slip Road to Hwy 101. This Construction activity is a part of the City of Newport’s Utility Undergrounding Project. Road construction will proceed till May 2020.

Public safety is our primary concern. Please respect the construction area.

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Temporary Pedestrian Access Route at Intersection of NW 6th St. and NW Coast St.

Chris Janigo PE, Senior Project Manager 541-574-3376

The City of Newport Public Works Department advises that construction activity and new temporary pedestrian access routes will be implemented Tuesday, November 12th 2019, along Coast Street from NW 8th Street to NW Beach Drive due to sidewalk work at the intersection of NW 6th Street and NW Coast Street. This temporary pedestrian access route shall proceed for the next month. The overall construction activity is a part of the NW 6th St. Storm and Sidewalk Improvement Project. Road construction on NW 6th Street will proceed till the end of January 2020.

Public safety is our primary concern. Please respect the construction area.

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NW 68th St Closed till March to all Pedestrian and Vehicular Traffic

Chris Janigo, Senior Project Manager 541-574-3376

The City of Newport Public Works Department advises that NW 68th Street will remain closed through winter for the Agate Beach Wastewater Improvement Project. The road is designated to be back open to beach goers and non-residents in March 2020.

Public safety is our primary concern. Please respect the construction area.