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The Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Wednesday Business Connection (WBC) Forum is held on Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m., East Salmon Room, Mill Casino/Hotel/RV Park, North Bend. According to a BACC news release, Coos Co. Judge Martin Stone will be the featured speaker.
Coos Bay Public Library, in partnership with Jamar Ruff and Dane Zahner of HIV Alliance, will co-host a Naloxone Training on Wednesday, February 26 from 2:00pm-5:00pm in the Myrtlewood Room at the Coos Bay Public Library. What is Naloxone/Narcan? How do you reverse an overdose with Naloxone? Where can one get Naloxone? Jamar and Dane from HIV Alliance will answer these questions and provide more information and training on Naloxone’s effects and administration. Training will begin every 30 minutes. This training is FREE and open to everyone, no registration required. For more information or questions related to this program, call 541-269-1101 x2.
ATV Advisory Committee in Salem
SALEM, Ore. – Oregon Parks and Recreation Department’s (OPRD) All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Advisory Committee will meet 10:45 – 11:50 a.m. Feb. 26 in the Mill Creek Meeting Room, Best Western-Mill Creek Inn, 3125 Ryan Drive SE, Salem. The meeting is open to the public. The sole agenda item is a review of legislative concepts, including ATV Safety Cards, the new Class IV ATV designation and highway access routes. View the full agenda online on the state ATV website. The ATV Advisory Committee consists of 17 members who represent various state and federal agencies along with several user groups. The meeting site is accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals who need special accommodations to attend the meeting should contact Jeff Trejo, OPRD ATV safety education coordinator, at least 72 hours in advance: email@example.com or 503-986-0585.
ATV Grant Subcommittee
SALEM, Ore. – Oregon Parks and Recreation Department’s (OPRD) All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Grant Subcommittee will meet at 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Feb. 26 and 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Feb. 27 in the Mill Creek Meeting Room, Best Western-Mill Creek Inn 3125 Ryan Drive SE, Salem. The meetings are open to the public. On Feb. 26, the Subcommittee will review program updates in the morning, then hear grant request presentations beginning 12:20 p.m. Presentations will continue Feb. 27, beginning 8 a.m. and concluding later that morning. The Subcommittee will then tally final presentation scores and prepare their recommendations. View the full two-day meeting agenda online on the state ATV website. The Subcommittee will provide recommendations on grant funding to the OPRD director, who will then refer the recommendations to the Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission for final approval. Grant requests for 2020 include projects related to: ATV operation and maintenance, law enforcement, development, and emergency medical services. The ATV Grant Program provides funding statewide for Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) recreation. Grant funds come from ATV user permit sales and a percentage of gasoline tax money. The meeting site is accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals who require special accommodations to attend should contact Ian Caldwell, OPRD ATV program coordinator, at least three days in advance: Ian.Caldwell@oregon.gov or 541-410-5512.
Oregon Albacore Commission
Hallmark Resort, 744 SW Elizabeth St., Newport, Oregon. Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 5:30pm – 8:00pm, Proposed Agenda – Nancy Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of the two commissions will retire as of June 30, 2022. The OAC & OSC Executive Board members are meeting to begin discussion about the process for finding administration for the commissions. 5:30 – Open the meeting; Review each commission’s administration budget; Discuss current duties; Discuss options for covering these duties; Discuss timeline.
A 2.8-magnitude earthquake shook the southern end of the two fault lines that run parallel with the Oregon Coast early Wednesday morning, Feb. 26. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake was located west of Petrolia, CA near Cape Mendocino in Northern California.
Officer Involved Shooting Umatilla Co.
On Monday, February 24, 2020 at approximately 11:44 P.M., Umatilla County Dispatch received a 911 call in regards to shots being fired in the Umapine area. A Umatilla County Sheriff’s Deputy and Milton Freewater Police Department Officer responded to the area and were confronted by an armed individual outside the residence. Responding officers used force during the confrontation. The suspect was transported to the hospital for injuries sustained during the event. In accordance with Senate Bill 111 the two involved officers have been placed on administrative leave pending the results of the investigation. The investigation is being led by the Oregon State Police with the assistance of the Pendleton Police Department. The Umatilla County District Attorney’s Office is overseeing the investigation and will release additional details as appropriate. No further information is available for release at this time.
Central Coast Crime Spree
On February 25, 2020 at approximately 8:36 AM Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Salishan Golf Course on a report a silver SUV traveling down the golf cart path and through portions of the golf course. The caller reported the SUV was stopped by an employee. The employee contacted two middle aged males in the vehicle. A brief confrontation ensued regarding the subjects trespassing. The suspects then fled the scene at a high rate of speed. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies were not in the area at the time of call and began their response. At 8:48 AM Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies received a second call from a homeowner near mile post 5 on Siletz Hwy. The homeowner reported an unknown male had entered his home and caused a confrontation before fleeing the house. The homeowner reported seeing a second male and a silver SUV. At 8:59 AM while Deputies and Troopers with the Oregon State Police responded to report of the burglary a third call was reported to 911. The caller, an elderly female, reported while driving south on Siletz Highway near mile post 5, she was flagged down by two men standing next to a silver SUV. She reported one of the men attempted to force his way into her vehicle. Law enforcement officials arrived shortly after and contacted the suspects in the silver SUV. The investigation revealed Damon Michael Hodge age 46 from Portland and his passenger Mark Alan Hays age 48 also from Portland trespassed at the Salishan Golf Course. After leaving the golf course they traveled to Siletz Hwy near S. Alta Drive where their vehicle ran out of gas. Michael Hodge entered a nearby home and was confronted by the homeowner where he fled from the home. During this time a passing motorist was flagged down by the two men. The motorist stopped to check on them. At this time Mark Hays grabbed the passenger door handle and began forcibly trying to open it. The passenger door was locked preventing the Hays from entering the vehicle. The motorist sped away from the scene and called 911. Michael Hodge was lodged at the Lincoln County Jail on the following charges: Criminal Trespass I, Criminal Trespass II, Burglary I, Attempted Robbery in the third degree, Attempted Unlawful Entry into a Motor Vehicle and Attempted Unauthorized of a Use Motor Vehicle his bail was set at $212,500.00. Mark Hays was lodged at the Lincoln County jail on the same charges with the addition of Driving Under the Influence, Reckless Driving and Driving While Revoked (Felony). His bail was set at $292,500.00. If you believe you may have witnessed this vehicle or any police action involving this vehicle the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office would like to speak to you. Please call 541 265 0777 and ask for Senior Deputy Boys case number 20s-00461.
According to an entry on the CBPD log for Feb. 24, 8:56 p.m., No. 28th St. & Ocean Blvd., “from traffic stop,” 39-year old Aaron Neil Allison charged with Parole Violation warrant, out of state Parole Board and transported to CCJ.
According to an entry on the CBPD log for Feb. 24, 10:56 p.m., 700 block F. St., 27-year old Whitney Jean Bell charged with Probation Violation and transported to CCJ.
According to an entry on the NBPD log for Feb. 25, 10:58 a.m., Ash & 13th streets, “vehicle almost struck officer and RP on trespass call at location,” 73-year old male from Coos Bay cited for Careless Driving.
Mostly cloudy early followed by afternoon sunshine along the South Oregon Coast today. Highs in the upper 50s and winds from the North to Northeast at 10-15 mph. Clear skies tonight with lows in the upper 30s and winds light and variable. Sunny skies on Thursday.
Wednesday, February 26 – 4:00pm, Basketball: Boys 7th Grade JV Game Waldport Middle @ Sunset Middle School; 4:30pm, Basketball: Boys 8th Grade JV Game Waldport Middle vs. Marshfield 8th JV @ Millicoma Intermediate School; 5:15pm, Basketball: Boys 7th Grade JV Game (Rescheduled from 02-24-20) Waldport Middle @ Sunset Middle School; 5:45pm, Basketball: Boys 8th Grade JV Game Waldport Middle vs. Marshfield 8th JV @ Millicoma Intermediate School. Thursday, February 27 – 4:00pm, Basketball: Boys 7th Grade Game Millicoma MS @ Siuslaw Middle School; 6:30pm, Basketball: Boys 8th Grade Game Marshfield 8th Varsity @ Siuslaw Middle School. Saturday, February 29 – Basketball: Boys Varsity Cut off Date.
Wednesday, February 26 – 12:00pm, HOC: Booster Club Luncheon; 4:00pm, Basketball Boys 7JV Home Powers High School. Thursday, February 27 – 4:00pm, Basketball Boys 7V Home Reedsport High School; 5:15pm, Basketball Boys 8V Home Reedsport High School. Friday, February 28 – 5:15pm, Basketball Boys JV2 Home Churchill High School; 5:15pm, Basketball Girls JV Away Churchill High School; 5:30pm, Basketball Boys JV Home Churchill High School; 6:45pm, Basketball Boys V Home Churchill High School; 6:45pm, Basketball Girls V Away Churchill High School. Saturday, February 29 – 7:30pm, Winter Formal-NBHS MultiPurpose Room.
EPuerto Spring Youth Sports
EPuerto Sports is gearing up for Spring Sports for Bay Area youth. Spring Soccer for Traveling Teams is being offered for U10, U12, U14 & U18. Also, in conjunction with the Boys & Girls Club of Southwestern Oregon Soccer will be offered for youth K-6th Grade for $75. Also, in conjunction with the Boys & Girls Club, Track & Field is being offered for 3rd through 6th grade for $75. You can register online at www.epuertosports.com for all Spring Sports programs.
The Marshfield and North Bend booster clubs meet on Wednesdays. The Pirates meet at 11:45 a.m. at Abby’s Pizza, while the Bulldogs gather at the high school’s Hall of Champions at noon. Both no-host luncheons are open to all interested in Bay Area prep sports.
OSAA Rankings Freeze
The OSAA froze its Power Rankings for 4A schools Tuesday night. Marshfield’s boys will have a bye from the “Play-In” Round as will District 4 champion Marist Catholic. The league’s third and fourth place teams are in the “Play-In” Round. No. 3 Junction City travels to Hidden Valley and No. 4 Siuslaw goes to Woodburn. Those games will be played on or before Saturday, Feb. 29. The winners will then enter the First Round of the OSAA 4A playoffs. Marshfield (16-8) finished 13th in the final rankings. Marist Catholic (21-3) is the top-ranked 4A team entering the playoffs.
OSAA Bbxb Polls
Only two South Coast boys’ basketball teams made the final weekly OSAA/Coaches Basketball Polls. Coquille (22-4) is No. 6 in the 2A Poll, while Bandon (19-7) comes in at No. 10.
Southwestern Oregon’s basketball teams host Umpqua CC, from the Roseburg area, Wednesday for a pair of NWAC games at Prosper Hall on the Coos Bay campus. Laker women open at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men at 7:30 p.m.