JC News by Matt Jarvis

Roe vs. Wade in Oregon
Oregon’s Secretary of State release, June 24, 2022 – SALEM, OR — The following is a statement from Oregon Secretary of State Shemia Fagan: “The right to control your own body and future is fundamental to our freedom in America. With today’s decision to end our national constitutional right to an abortion, 6 people on the Supreme Court have put the lives of millions in danger and made our country less free. “Let’s be clear: In Oregon, abortion is legal. It is still your right. You can travel to Oregon to get an abortion if you need to. “In 2017 Oregon passed the Reproductive Health Equity Act (RHEA), one of the strongest abortion access laws in the country, codifying Roe v. Wade into state law and making the full range of reproductive health care services more accessible and affordable for all Oregonians. “While our rights are protected in Oregon, today’s decision will have devastating consequences around the country. This is a difficult day and many of us are concerned for our communities and our children. We are in this together though. I’ve been in this struggle to support access to abortion and I’ll continue to be no matter what.”

COVID-19 in Oregon
OHA report, June 24, 2022 – Cases: 1,760 new, 802,157 total; Deaths: 19 new, 7,783 total; Hospitalized: 344, 13 more than Thursday, June 23, 2022.

Roadside Mowing – Koosbay Blvd.
City of Coos Bay release – This week City Staff will be doing roadside mowing on Koosbay Blvd. from Teakwood Avenue to 10th Street. Work is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, June 28 and conclude on Thursday, June 30, 2022. Flaggers will be onsite conducting lane closures as needed between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. each day. Please slowdown in the work zone or when following equipment. Should you have questions, please feel free to contact Public Works and Community Development Operations Administrator Greg Hamblet at (541) 269-1181 ext. 2201 or email: ghamblet@coosbay.org Thank you.

NB City Council Work Session
The North Bend City Council will meet in a work session on Monday, June 27, 2022, 4:30 p.m., City Hall, 835 California Ave., North Bend.

Coastwide late berry crop leads to problem bears
ODFW report – SALEM, Ore – A late salmonberry crop means hungry black bears are a problem for many of Oregon’s coastal communities. Salmonberries are typically ripe in May but the extended cool, wet spring on the Oregon coast slowed or disrupted that process. In many areas, the berries still have not ripened, and in some areas the pollination seems to have failed resulting in few berries available. Thimbleberries are behind schedule on the north coast although if forecasted clear weather occurs there may be hope for the upcoming huckleberry and blackberry crops. Hungry bears, determined to eat are digging into residences’ garbage, bird feeders, BBQ grills, pet food, chicken and livestock feed and in some instances, killing livestock. Bears attracted to humans for food can become a safety concern when they attempt to break into homes or approach people. ODFW wildlife biologists coastwide have their hands full with bear complaints. They say the best remedy is prevention and urge coastal residents to secure food, garbage, and recycling. Help keep bears wild by following these BearWise tips: • Never feed or approach bears; • Secure food, garbage and recycling; • Remove bird feeders when bears are active; • Never leave pet food outdoors; • Clean and store grills; • Alert neighbors to bear activity. Use bearproof garbage cans if they are available from local waste management or keep garbage and recycling secure until collection day. Electric fencing is also an effective deterrent. A bear habituated to human foods and other attractants may become extremely aggressive defending those food sources and pose a threat to human safety. When prevention measures fail to deter these bears, they are humanely euthanized, and the meat donated to charities. Securing attractants around your property is vital to keeping Oregon’s bears safe and where they belong—in the wild. For more information on black bears and tips for living with them, check the ODFW website.

School Bus Crash, Lane Co.
Friday morning at 08:43 hours, Lane County 911 dispatch received a report of a school bus crash on Marcola Road near milepost 4. The Lane County Sheriff’s Office, Mohawk Fire and Rescue, and Eugene Springfield Fire and Rescue responded to the scene. Upon arrival, two occupants were located: an adult male driver and a single juvenile passenger. The adult male was transported to the hospital in serious condition. The juvenile was treated and released at the scene. The investigation continues, but initial indications point to the driver suffering a medical emergency, immediately preceding the crash. Emergency responders had Marcola Road closed for a little more than an hour, to accommodate emergency vehicles and personnel. At this time the roadway has been completely reopened and normal traffic has resumed.

Illegal Marijuana Grow Southern Oregon
On Thursday, June 23, 2022, the Oregon State Police (OSP) Southwest Region (SWR) Drug Enforcement Section (DES) team, assisted by the Josephine Marijuana Enforcement Team (JMET), served an illegal marijuana search warrant in the 600 block of Pinewood Way, Cave Junction, Josephine County. As a result, 3,944 illegal marijuana plants contained in seven (7) large, industrial sized greenhouses, were located, seized, and ultimately destroyed. Additionally, the property is subject to multiple code violations through Josephine County Code Enforcement, for unpermitted structures, multiple unpermitted electrical installations, and unpermitted excavation. Josephine County will move forward with legal action against the property owner which could result in closure of the property for one calendar year (illegal drug cultivation) and possible civil forfeiture. The investigation is on-going and no further information is available at this time.

Hwy. 97 Fatal, Klamath Co.
On June 24, 2022 at approximately 12:35 AM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle crash on Hwy 97 near milepost 267. Preliminary investigation revealed that a southbound GMC Truck, operated by Erika Delrio (36) of Yuba City, CA, and a northbound white Nissan Xterra, operated by Cybil Nelson (35) of Bend, collided head-on. Both vehicles were destroyed by fire due to the crash. OSP Reconstruction members are investigating the crash. Erika Delrio was transported via life-flight to St. Charles Medical Center with critical injuries. A passenger, Martha Carriedo (60) of Yuba City, CA sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. Additional passengers, Magdalena Delrio (21) of Yuba City, CA and two male children, aged 1 and 2, were transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Nelson sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. OSP was assisted by Klamath County Sheriff’s Office, Klamath County Fire District 1 and ODOT. Hwy 97 was closed for approximately 5 hours. Any witnesses to the collision who were not already interviewed by investigators or those with information related to the crash are asked to call OSP Dispatch at 1-800-452-7888. Reference Case #SP22-155016.

Dog Theft
According to an entry on the CQPD log for June 23, 10:28 p.m., 1200 block No. Dean St., “theft of dog.”

Warrant
According to an entry on the CBPD log for June 23, 6:22 a.m., 900 block Montgomery Ave., “result of subject needing to be trespassed from location,” 43-year old Brandi Kristine Gray arrested on CCSO warrant charging DUII & Reckless Driving, “Gray cited in lieu of custody.”

Warrant
According to an entry on the CBPD log for June 23, 11:37 a.m., 100 block Hall St., “result of going with subjects at location,” 59-year old Kevin James Barton arrested on CBPD warrant charging FTA on Assault IV, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, & Harassment, also FTA on a Criminal Citation, “Barton cited in lieu of custody.”

UEMV
According to an entry on the CBPD log for June 23, 12:40 p.m., 700 block 9th Ave., “unlawful entry into MV.”

Fuel Theft
According to an entry on the CBPD log for June 23, 2:21 p.m., 392 So. 4th St., VP Racing Fuels, “theft of fuel.”

Warrant
According to an entry on the CBPD log for June 23, 3:49 p.m., 250 No. Baxter St., Coquille, CCSO, “warrant service,” 62-year old Michael Lewis Mueller arrested on NBPD warrant charging Criminal Trespass I& Theft III, “Mueller cited in lieu of custody.”

Warrant
According to an entry on the CBPD log for June 23, 5:41 p.m., Wasson & Newmark, “CBPD served valid Curry Co. SO warrant” on 50-year old Matthew Wade Livingston charging FTA on Disorderly Conduct II.

Accident
According to an entry on the CBPD log for June 23, 6:14 p.m., 2051 Newmark Ave., Walmart, “hit & run accident,” 61-year old Ernest Warren Laube charged with Failure to Perform Duties of a Driver, “Laube cited in lieu of custody.”

Warrant
According to an entry on the CBPD log for June 23, 9:55 p.m., “Myrtle Point PD served valid Coquille PD warrant” on Robert Wayne Wozniak charging FTA on Criminal Trespass I.

Fuel Theft
According to an entry on the CBPD log for June 24, 7:13 a.m., 997 Newmark Ave., Chevron, “theft of fuel.”

Urinating
According to an entry on the CBPD log for June 24, 9:04 a.m., 200 block No. Bayshore Dr., “camper urinating in street.”

Criminal Trespass
According to an entry on the CBPD log for June 24, 11:52 a.m., 2051 Newmark Ave., Walmart, 27-year old Damian Martinez Pizano charged with Criminal Trespass II, “Martinez cited in lieu of custody.”

Counterfeit
According to an entry on the NBPD log for June 24, 11:51 a.m., 2400 block Tremont Ave., “counterfeit money.”

Criminal Trespass
According to an entry on the NBPD log for June 25, 3:19 p.m., 1585 Sherman Ave., Ashworth’s, “report male sleeping in driveway of parking lot,” 47-year old Joseph Edward Fullerton charged with Criminal Trespass II, “Fullerton cited in lieu of custody.”

UEMV
According to an entry on the NBPD log for June 25, 3:37 p.m., 3300 block Sherman Ave., “unlawful entry into MV.”

Urinating
According to an entry on the CBPD log for June 25, 11 a.m., 200 block So. 4th St., “subject urinating on sidewalk.”

No pants
According to an entry on the CBPD log for June 25, 11:10 a.m., 525 W. Anderson Ave., Coos Bay Library, “subject in front of library with no pants on.”

Theft
According to an entry on the CBPD log for June 25, 4:42 p.m., 2051 Newmark Ave., Walmart, “possible trespass and shoplift,” 36-year old Kassie Marie Libbett charged with Theft II, “Libbett cited in lieu of custody.”

Menacing
According to an entry on the CBPD log for June 25, 6:25 p.m., 230 E. Johnson Ave., Safeway, “result of menacing,”
29-year old Austin James Fonnesbeck charged with Menacing, Resisting Arrest, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Escape, Felon in Possession of a Firearm & False Info. Also, Klamath Co. warrant charging UUMV; Salt Lake City warrant for Probation Violation Stolen Property, “arrested and transported CCJ.”

VRO
According to an entry on the CBPD log for June 25, 7:27 p.m., 500 block No. Camman St., “dispute/violation of restraining order,” 43-year old Dillon Sean Rundell charged with Violation of Restraining Order, “Rundell transported to CCJ.”

WX
Partly cloudy skies along the South Oregon Coast with highs in the upper 60s with winds from the Southwest at 10-20 mph. Partly cloudy tonight with lows in the low to mid 50s and winds from the South to Southwest at 10-15 mph. Partly cloudy skies on Tuesday with highs in the mid 60s.

 

 

 

Sports

American Legion bb
The South Coos Nooks split an American Legion baseball doubleheader with visiting Grants Pass Thursday at the MHS Field. GP won the opener 9-5, but the Nooks took the second game 6-4.

Ducks to World Championships
UO release – EUGENE, Ore. — Three alums of the UO track and field program clinched spots Sunday in the World Athletics Championships, capping the four-day USATF Outdoor Championships at Hayward Field. All three fell short of U.S. titles in their events, and identified areas of improvement before they return to Hayward Field for Oregon22. But all three — Devon Allen, Jenna Prandini and Raevyn Rogers — were able to appreciate their accomplishments this weekend all the same. Allen is still adjusting to a new starting technique in the 110 hurdles, and he finished third Sunday in 13.09 seconds. Prandini was in command of the 200-meter final but slipped to third in the final few meters, in 22.01 seconds. And Rogers also took third in her own signature event, the 800 meters, in 1:57.96. But all three will have the chance to cap their seasons on an even bigger stage in July, when the World Championships are contested at the same location where they competed as collegians.

OSU HOF Inductees
OSU release – CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State Athletics is excited to announce its 2022 Hall of Fame Class. The 2022 class will be recognized on Saturday, November 5, and comes as Oregon State celebrates the 50th anniversary of Title IX this year. Most of teams represented in this class were organized under the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) which was founded in 1971, until the NCAA brought women’s sports into their fold in 1982. OSU women’s rowing participated in the National Women’s Collegiate Rowing Association as its National Championship. The class will feature teams from women’s golf (1974), gymnastics (1980), softball (1979, 1980, 1981), and women’s track and field (1972 and 1979 relay teams) in addition to 21 student-athletes and one coach. The 1974 women’s golf team was coached by Lynn Guggenheim and was the last year of the two-golfer format. Rise Alexander and Mary Budke led the team to a third-place finish nationally. Both were nominated for the Hayward Amateur Athlete of the Year Award after that season. Alexander later spent 24 seasons as Oregon State’s head coach, leading the team to 11 postseason appearances. 1980 Women’s Gymnastics Team: AIAW National Championships 4th Place Team (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) and AIAW Regional Team Champion (Spokane, Washington). Competing at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Oregon State University placed 4th in the team competition at the AIAW National Championships, the highest finish to date by an OSU women’s gymnastics team. (The 1982 team also finished 4th in the first NCAA National Championships.) Led by OSU Hall of Fame inductees Mary Ayotte (Law) and Linda Parker, OSU had three other All-Around gymnasts, competing in all four events; Kris Femling, Carol Holmes and Connie Shuya. Mary Berg, Nancy Holmes, and Laura Shuya rounded out the team. Head Coach Ron Ludwig was assisted by Bryan Lea, Jackie Johnson and Jill Jory (Hicks). Rita Emery led the 1979 and 1980 Beaver softball teams to the Women’s College World Series, finishing in seventh in ’79 and fifth in ’80. Ellen Margolis led Oregon State to a fifth-place finish in 1981. Denny Smail is also being inducted; she pitched in the WCWS from 1977-79. She posted a 0.75 ERA in the 1979 WCWS. She pitched in 529 1/3 innings in her career for Oregon State, posting a 1.31 ERA. She struck out 326 and tallied a 50-25 record. The 1972 women’s track and field 4×110 relay team featured Margaret George, Sue George, Connie Larsen and Jeri Nored and finished third nationally. Seven years later, the 4×800 relay team won a national championship. It featured Robin Blake, Kathy Castello, Kris Trom and Kathy Weston, with Loa Mosby contributing prior to an injury before regionals. Track and field student-athletes Beth Smith (third in the nation in shotput and sixth in discus in 1973) and Linda Winter (third in high jump at Division for Girls’ and Women’s Sports (DGWS) nationals in 1971) will also be inducted. Four multi-sport student-athletes are set to be inducted. They are: Joan Heeter – She played softball, women’s basketball, volleyball, field hockey and track and field. Heeter was on the undefeated 1968 and 1969 women’s basketball teams. She was also a member of the 1968 track and field NCWSA Regional Championship Team. Shirley Lagestee – Three-time All-American in track, she also participated in five sports at Oregon State (women’s basketball, track and field, field hockey, softball and soccer). She also served as team captain in nine of her 13 seasons. Sherry Sevall – Three-sport athlete in volleyball, basketball and tennis. She won the Pacific NW Championship three times and led OSU to three conference titles. She was the leading scorer on the 1967 and 1968 women’s basketball teams. Lyla Voth – Competed in gymnastics, track, basketball, bowling, softball, volleyball, field hockey and tennis. She was a member of the first Oregon State gymnastics team to win a Pac-8 Championship. She was also a member of six conference championship teams. Fifteen student-athletes from women’s rowing will be inducted: April Allen – Earned a silver in the HW Wherry in 1969. Jan Brown – Placed second nationally in 1975. Kate Gribskov – First OSU woman to be selected for national tryouts. Placed second nationally in 1975. Denise Jolley – Two-time medalist in 1967 and 1969. First Oregon State woman to win a national championship in the HW Wherry in 1967. Marcia Morley – Teammate with Janet Shoenborn and earned a bronze in the Wherry in 1966. Janet Shoenborn – A three-time medalist in 1966 and 1967. She was part of a two-person team with Marcia Morley, who was OSU’s first-ever to compete in the NWRA Championship. Ellen Kinnunen and Carol Urie – Placed third in the lightweight crew pair in 1972. Bene Schleuniger and Tanya Duvall – Placed third in the lightweight crew pair in 1979. Carol Schmit, Bonnie Forseth, Jan Brown, Jennifer Hartley and Karen Bluel – The five placed third at the Open Quad in 1974. One coach will be inducted, Astrid Hancock, who coached rowing from 1965-75 and swimming from 1964-65, 67-73. Hancock’s nine-year career saw women’s rowing win one national title and other boats medal (top three respectively) nine times. Several others finished in the top 10. As the swimming coach, she was the first to help OSU be represented at the AIAW Championships in 1972.