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Vehicle versus male who jumped out of a car

2:40pm  Report of a person jumping out of a car on Highway 101 and West Willow.  The victim was injured.  Vehicle was described as red.  Reports say the victim bailed out of the car.  Traffic backed up

2:53pm  Victim being transported to a local hospital.  Highway is back open.

Outdoor Music in Newport

World Beat Rhythm Concert Series Finale is Saturday 

The Newport/Oregon Coast Community Drum Circle will wrap up its 12th annual free outdoor Summer Celebration Concert Series with the season finale performance at Newport’s Coast Park next door to the Newport Performing Arts Center from noon to 3:00 pm this Saturday [September10th].  

The concert will feature the Thunder & Lightness World Beat Ensemble with World Beat percussionist Chandler Davis, Terry Filer and Mary-Beth Nickel on the Native American flutes, and surprise special guests. Audience members are invited to bring their own acoustic hand drums and light percussion instruments to jam along with the performers and help the non-profit organization celebrate its 15th Anniversary of providing free, family friendly participatory and performance events on the Central Oregon Coast. 

Coast Park is at 100 SW Coast Street, just east of the Newport Performing Arts Center in the historic Nye Beach neighborhood. The park is fully wheelchair accessible with ramped access to the small performance area and amphitheater type seating. Audience members can bring lawn chairs or blankets to spread out on the grassy areas and it has picnic tables, a state-of-the art playground, lots of parking, and easy access to a modern flush bathroom. 

Contact chandler@chandlerdavis.com or 541-351-5757

Fire on 24th in Newport

3:38 Newport fire fighters are trying to track down a fire on NW 25th.  

3:40 Firefighters are spraying water on the fire.  Firefighters are trying to avoid breaking windows with powerful water.

3:45pm. Firefighters are attacking the fire.  

3:48pm. Firefighters are mopping up the fiery mess.  They’ve got lots of fighters to ensure the blaze is “good’n dead.”

 

Rolling the dice on Highway 20…

U.S. 20 Landslide Repairs (Lower and Upper Sunken Grade Slide Repairs)

Region 2: Willamette Valley and Northwest Oregon (Linn County)

Campgrounds within 27 miles east Sweet Home along U.S. 20, including House Rock Campground, will only be accessible from the west side. Seven Mile Horse Camp, Lost Prairie Campground and Iron Mountain trail will only be accessible from the east side. ​Please use the alternate route map or TripCheck to plan your trip.

Construction Impacts

We are closing the road for two weeks starting as early Sept. 11. This is a full closure of U.S. 20 with no through traffic, detour routes will be available.

¿Hablá español? Para obtener más información sobre el proyecto leía este documento y la ruta de desvió​.

After the closure, you can expect single lane closures weekdays, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. The project is expected to complete by the end of October.

TripCheck.com​ has the most up to date information on road conditions and closures!

 

Fire on Pony Trail in South County

1:40pm – Fire fighters pulling up to Pony Trail in south Lincoln County.  It’s an outbuilding that caught fire.  No word on what caused the fire.  Firefighters are  knocking it down.  Considerable damage was caused but what caused it has not yet been released.  No word if any residents were hurt.  The trailer is likely to be pretty well beat up.

Report of a structure fire in the north area of Lincoln County

1:15pm  Report of an an apartment fire at milepost 142 on North Highway  101.

1:23pm  Arriving fire crews don’t see any smoke.  They’re investigating.

1:29pm  Word of another fire call in the south part of the county – yachats area.  Other fire personnel are aware of issues in south county.

 

Report of a house fire at 3592 Salmon River Highway

11:05pm  A house at 3592 Salmon River Highway has caught fire from a fire outside the home.  No word on who or what caused the fire.

11:10pm  Word from the scene the flames are out but what was burning is still smoldering.

11:15pm  Firefighters arriving on scene.  No flames showing but there’s lots of smoke.

11:20pm  Firefighters say the fire is out.

Fire Danger Raises Its Ugly Head…

CITY OF NEWPORT ANNOUNCES CERTAIN CITY PROPERTIES CLOSED TO PUBLIC USE DUE TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER EFFECTIVE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9th…

The Oregon Department of Forestry has placed our region in Extreme Fire Danger beginning Friday, September 9th. The City of Newport enacted Municipal Code provisions that prohibit the public from accessing certain high-risk city properties during

Extreme Fire!

Danger events. These properties include:
Agate Beach Closure area east of the transfer station Schooner Creek Drainage
Little Creek Drainage
Big Creek Drainage
Big Creek Reservoir
Forest Park

This closure means the public is not allowed in these areas unless they have a lease or their main means of access to their property passes through the area.

This closure will remain in effect until the Oregon Department of Forestry reduces the fire danger level. The city will issue a press release announcing the change when that occurs.

The public should be aware that smoke is expected this weekend, particularly Saturday, from wildfires in other areas of the state.

Questions should be directed to Rob Murphy, Fire Chief, at 541.265.9461.

First Steps Program

Movement for All at the Newport Rec Center

The Newport Recreation Center is starting a new program for those who might need some professional help and encouragement taking the first step towards a healthier life.  “The First Steps program is all about learning how to put your body in motion and making space for yourself,” says Recreation Program Specialist Jenni Remillard.  “Everyone deserves to be able to get out and take a walk in nature or feel comfortable working out at a gym.”  The First Steps program is about just that; taking those first steps.  Even thinking about going to a gym can be intimidating for a variety of factors; not knowing how to use the equipment, feeling out of place or self-conscious, not knowing what type of exercise to do or how far to push yourself, or feeling like it’s an impossible task.  

“This program is for beginners or those who need to start again,” says Remillard.  “Taking that first step can be the hardest one.”  Remillard knows all about starting over.  She battled back pain for years after a serious fall in 2005.  “I found myself in a cycle of going to physical therapy, improving from the therapy exercises, graduating from therapy, not staying consistent with movements, and then ending up back in physical therapy within a year or two.”  Remillard says what finally broke the cycle was continuing movement.  “I found a way to not only get inspired to keep moving, but also get over that hesitancy to get to a gym.  I’m now doing this for me and giving myself permission to be in that space and do what I need to do for me.”

She hasn’t been back to physical therapy since.  “It’s really empowering to go from being scared of re-injuring myself to being able to do what I can do now.”  Remillard wants to share that empowerment with others.  She’s been working with Brenda Luntzel, the Fitness Specialist at the Newport Recreation Center, to create a program to help people get started.  “This program is not about losing weight,” says Luntzel, “it’s about providing a safe and supportive environment for people to be more physical and healthy, and help people break through their physical and emotional barriers to movement. 

You only have one body to get you through your long life. Take care of it, move it, feed it well, and appreciate what it can do for you. No matter what shape you are in now, your body will respond in a very positive way once you take that first step.” 

There will be a First Steps open house on Sunday, Sept 25th from 2:30-5pm which will include mini intro exercise classes, informational tables, facility tours, a chance to meet with Brenda, and a panel discussion and mingle time.  The open house will take place on a day when the Rec Center is closed to the general public. 

Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required.  Contact Jenni Remillard at j.remillard@newportorgon.gov or visit the City of Newport Parks and Recreation Facebook page or their website for more information. 

 

 

 

Jenni Remillard

Recreation Program Specialist

City of Newport

541 265 4859

 

The First Steps program is emerging…

Movement for All at the Newport Recreation Center

The Newport Recreation Center is starting a new program for those who might need some professional help and encouragement taking the first step towards a healthier life.  “The First Steps program is all about learning how to put your body in motion and making space for yourself,” says Recreation Program Specialist Jenni Remillard.  “Everyone deserves to be able to get out and take a walk in nature or feel comfortable working out at a gym.”  The First Steps program is about just that; taking those first steps.  Even thinking about going to a gym can be intimidating for a variety of factors; not knowing how to use the equipment, feeling out of place or self-conscious, not knowing what type of exercise to do or how far to push yourself, or feeling like it’s an impossible task.  

“This program is for beginners or those who need to start again,” says Remillard.  “Taking that first step can be the hardest one.”  Remillard knows all about starting over.  She battled back pain for years after a serious fall in 2005.  “I found myself in a cycle of going to physical therapy, improving from the therapy exercises, graduating from therapy, not staying consistent with movements, and then ending up back in physical therapy within a year or two.”  Remillard says what finally broke the cycle was continuing movement.  “I found a way to not only get inspired to keep moving, but also get over that hesitancy to get to a gym.  I’m now doing this for me and giving myself permission to be in that space and do what I need to do for me.”  She hasn’t been back to physical therapy since.  “It’s really empowering to go from being scared of reinjuring myself to being able to do what I can do now.” 

Remillard wants to share that empowerment with others.  She’s been working with Brenda Luntzel, the Fitness Specialist at the Newport Recreation Center, to create a program to help people get started.  “This program is not about losing weight,” says Luntzel, “it’s about providing a safe and supportive environment for people to be more physical and healthy, and help people break through their physical and emotional barriers to movement.  You only have one body to get you through your long life. Take care of it, move it, feed it well, and appreciate what it can do for you. No matter what shape you are in now, your body will respond in a very positive way once you take that first step.” 

There will be a First Steps open house on Sunday, Sept 25th from 2:30-5pm which will include mini intro exercise classes, informational tables, facility tours, a chance to meet with Brenda, and a panel discussion and mingle time.  The open house will take place on a day when the Rec Center is closed to the general public.  Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required.  Contact Jenni Remillard at j.remillard@newportorgon.gov or visit the City of Newport Parks and Recreation Facebook page or their website for more information. 

 

Important Information from the Lincoln County Fire Defense Board

Lincoln County Fire Defense Board
To: All Media

Date: Thursday, September 03, 2020

For Immediate Release

Lincoln County Complete Burn Ban Notification

The Lincoln County Fire Defense Board, and the nine fire protection agencies are announcing the
closing of all burning effective this Friday, September 4, 2020, at 08:00am. The fire ban applies to
wood, charcoal, and other flame sources that cannot be turned off with a valve. Liquid fuel stoves or
cooking devices that CAN be turned off with a valve are permitted but cannot be left unattended. This
ban includes fires in campgrounds and on the beaches.

Fire danger is at an extreme high. Lower than normal fuel moisture levels along with forecasted
hotter/dryer weather compound the danger. Local fire agencies have limited resources to respond to a
wildland fire.

This burn ban will remain in effect until conditions moderate and notification provided by the Lincoln
County Fire Defense Board. Please contact your local fire agency if you have any questions.

Below is contact information for all Lincoln County Fire Agencies:

North Lincoln Fire & Rescue Depoe Bay Fire District
Newport Fire Dept./N.R.F.P.D
541-996-2233 541-764-2202 541-265-9461

Seal Rock Fire District Central OR Coast Fire Dist. Yachats Rural Fire Prot. Dist.

541-563-4441 541-563-3121 541-547-3266

Siletz Valley Fire District Toledo Fire Dept./E.L.C.R.F.P.D Oregon Dept. of Forestry (Toledo Unit)

541-444-2043 541-336-3311 541-336-2273

Robert Murphy

Fire Chief, Newport Fire Department/Newport R.F.P.D.

Lincoln County Fire Defense Board Chief

r.murphy@newportoregon.gov

Lincoln County Sheriffs’ Office – Emergency Management:
When to Call 911
, Examples:
Emergency

Call 911 (Dispatch)

NonEmergency

Call NonEmergency #
Other Agency Resources
Any immediate danger to life, limb or property
Non-Emergency EventsNo Crime or  Emergency Involved:
House or building fires

Medical emergencies, i.e., chest pains, trauma injuries

Someone is threatening or attacking you

Crime in progress

Aggressive dog attack

You have heard gun shots in
your area

Vehicle accidents

Impaired/unsafe driver

Concerns or to report:

Unpermitted neighborhood burning – yard debris, etc.

Lost or loose animals in your neighborhood

Noise disturbances

Vehicle break ins

*See the Non-Emergency Phone Numbers for Dispatch Centers  erving Lincoln County Communities

Non-emergency ambulance transfers

Copies of police/fire reports

Power outages

Driving directions or road closures (tripcheck.com)

*See the Lincoln Co. Public Safety Info Sheet for additional contact numbers
* When calling from landline or cell phone

Speak clearly, be calm when a caller is upset, it is hard to understand what they are saying or to get vital
information quickly

State which emergency service is needed and why (e.g. Fire, Police, Ambulance)

State your exact physical address (where you are at the time of the emergency)

o Mobile (cell) Phone Calls: If you do not know the exact address look for landmarks, i.e., mile markers,
addresses on mailboxes, street signs, highway signs, nearby parks, businesses, etc.

Stay on the line until your Call Taker tells you to disconnect
. If calling from mobile (cell) phone and you are driving,
pull to the side of the road and stop before calling.

If you can’t speak or hear when calling 911

After dialing, leave the phone off the hook and make noise to let the Call Taker (Dispatcher) know you have an
emergency

Calling from a landline (hard wired phone): Your address will appear on the call taker’s screen

Calling from a mobile (cell) phone: The Call Taker may get latitude/longitude close to your location

Text-to- 911: Give clear identifiers to where you are located and what your emergency is
Public Safety Tips
Make sure your address is
visible on the outside of your house or at roadway, especially at night
o Posted in your home for guests or babysitters to use if they are calling from a mobile phone

Teach children when to call 911, when not to and their home address; be sure a phone is within reach and
they know where to find it

Keep mobile phones secure so they don’t accidentally call 911; but if that happens do not hang up, stay on the
line and explain the situation to the Call Taker

Other Information

Non-Emergency Dispatch Center Phone Numbers (Lincoln County)

Located on the next page

State Highway Information – ODOT:
www.tripcheck.comor “511” on your mobile or landline phone
Disclaimer: This list is not all inclusive and should be seen only as a representation of call types/circumstances.

Source: Willamette Valley Communications Center and Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office

Revised: 12/11/18
Non-Emergency Phone Numbers for

Dispatch Centers Serving Lincoln County, Oregon Communities

Community Areas
Non-Emergency
Number to Dispatch
Business Number
Depoe Bay, Gleneden Beach, Lincoln Beach

Police: Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office
5412650777 5412654277
Fire: Depoe Bay Rural Fire Protection District
5415745809 5417642202
East Lincoln County (Elk City, Harlan, Burnt Woods, Eddyville, Chitwood, Nashville)

Police: Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office
5412650777 5412654277
Fire: OR Dept. of Forestry
5419299154 5413362273
Fire: Toledo Rural Fire Protection Dist.
5413365555 5413363311
Lincoln City (City)

Police: Lincoln City Police
5419943636 5419943636
Fire: North Lincoln Fire and Rescue District 1
5419943636 5419943100
Newport (City and North/South)

Police: Newport City Police Dept.
5415745807 5415743348
Fire: Newport City Fire Dept.
5415745808 5412659461
Fire: Newport Rural Fire Protection Dist.
5415745808 5412659461
North Lincoln County (Otis, Rose Lodge, Kernville)

Police: Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office
5412650777 5412654277
Fire: North Lincoln Fire and Rescue District 1
5419943636 5419943100
Seal Rock

Police: Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office
5412650777 5412654277
Fire: Seal Rock Rural Fire Protection District
5415745811 5415634441
Siletz (City and Unincorporated Areas)

Police: Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office
5412650777 5412654277
Fire: Siletz Valley Rural Fire Protection District
5415745812 5414442043
Toledo (City)

Dispatch: Toledo City Dispatch
5413365555 5413365555
Police: Toledo City Police
5413365555 5413365555
Fire: Toledo City Fire
5413365555 5413363311
Waldport (City and Unincorporated Areas)

Police: Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office
5412650777 5412654277
Fire: Central Oregon Coast Fire and Rescue
5415745810 5415633121
Yachats (City and Unincorporated Areas)

Police: Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office
5412650777 5412654277
Fire: Yachats Rural Fire Protection District/So. Lincoln Ambulance
5415473266 5415473266
Other and State Agencies

Oregon Department of Forestry (Toledo District)
5412654231 5413362273
Oregon Department of Transportation (Lincoln Co Highways)
5033620457 5417574211
Oregon State Police Dispatch and Newport Office
5033753555 5412655353
Pacific West Ambulance (ASA Zone 1, 2, 3 & 4)
5415745814 5419946690
South Lincoln Ambulance (ASA Zone 5)
5415473266 5415473266

Fire erupting near Brown Bear State Park

5:34pm  Report of a wildland fire near NE Devils Lake Road and SE Hill Road.  Caution in the area.  Watch out for firefighters who are enroute to the area.

5:48pm Firefighters found it was a substantial contained burn which was put out rather quickly.

Bad Air Alert: Portland area, Salem, Albany, Corvallis – Smog and Ozone Pollution

DEQ and SWCAA expect ozone pollution to be elevated today and reach levels tomorrow afternoon, September 1, that could be unhealthy for sensitive groups, including children, pregnant people, older adults, and people with heart disease or respiratory conditions. Health officials recommend sensitive groups limit outdoor activity when pollution levels are high.

The agencies expect the air quality advisory to last until Thursday night.

The agencies urge residents to protect their health and limit activities that cause pollution during the heat wave. Recommendations include: 

  • Limit driving by using public transit, carpooling or other alternative transportation.
  • Avoid unnecessary engine idling. 
  • Refuel vehicles during cooler evening hours. 
  • Postpone mowing the lawn or using leaf blowers.
  • Postpone painting and aerosol spray projects.

Smog irritates the eyes, nose and lungs, and contributes to breathing problems. Consult your health care provider if these symptoms worsen. 

Ozone forms when hot temperatures and low winds combine with pollution from cars, gas-powered engines and chemicals in paints and aerosols. These air pollutants react with sunlight and heat to produce ozone and haze.

Ozone pollution increases throughout the day with exposure to sunlight, so pollution levels tend to be highest during afternoons and early evenings. Air quality monitors may show good air quality in the morning, then quickly jump to unhealthy levels later in the day.

Check current air quality conditions and advisories on DEQ’s Air Quality Index or by downloading the free OregonAIR app on a smartphone.

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