Suspect Turns Self In
City of North Bend release, David Milliron, City Administrator – Sunday, June 20, 2021. “I have been informed that Oen Evan Nicholson, the suspect in the events in North Bend on June 18, 2021, has turned himself into authorities in Wisconsin. Those gathered around me are just a sampling of the dedicated people who have worked tirelessly on this case. Much more work is yet to be done, but I want to thank every agency involved for the diligent work of their personnel.” According to authorities, Nicholson forced a Springfield woman, Laura Johnson, to drive him across the country Friday. The investigation is continuing.
Bay Area law enforcement agencies were seeking a suspect Friday morning, June 18, following two incidents that left two people dead in North Bend. According to reports, a hit & run was reported to police shortly before 10 a.m. at the Mill Casino RV Park. One person was deceased and another was taken to Bay Area Hospital. Police then received a report of a shooting at the Herbal Choices marijuana dispensary on Hwy. 101 in North Bend. One person was reported to be deceased. Police are searching for a white 2019 Dodge 3500 with the license plate of 243 LWL. The investigation is on-going.
The search for the suspect responsible for the deaths of three people in North Bend Friday moved to Hwy. 126 east of Mapleton as the vehicle police were searching for was located on fire in Lane Co. The incident began Friday morning shortly before 10 a.m. with a report of a hit & run at the Mill RV Park off Tremont Ave. in North Bend. Police found a male deceased and a female seriously injured. Another report followed regarding a shooting at the Herbal Choice marijuana dispensary on Sherman Ave. (Hwy. 101) in North Bend. A clerk had been reportedly shot and killed. The suspect reportedly went to Big 5 sporting goods at Pony Village Mall on Virginia Ave. where he purchased bullets. Photos of the suspect were obtained and circulated throughout Western Oregon. Police then received a report of the suspect vehicle on fire off Hwy. 126 and a report of a male with a handgun entering the brush. The area was cordoned off and a wide range search began. Hwy. 126 was closed on the western end at Mapleton with eastbound traffic diverted to Hwy. 36, Swisshome-Triangle Lake.
Lane Co. Sheriff’s Office Search for Shooting Suspect
On 06/18/21 shortly after 12:00pm, the Oregon State Police and Lane County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a vehicle crash on Hwy. 126 near milepost 39 in Noti. The driver of the involved vehicle, a white Dodge 243LWL, was no longer on scene when authorities arrived. This vehicle is believed to be linked to the homicides that occurred in the North Bend area earlier Friday, June 18. The suspect in this case is described as a white male adult standing approximately 6’02” and weighing approximately 200lbs. He was further described as having short hair and wearing a dark-colored t-shirt and blue jeans. He is to be considered armed and dangerous. Residents in the area are asked to shelter in place and to immediately report any suspicious activity to authorities. Anyone who saw the involved vehicle during or following the crash or anyone matching the suspect description is asked to contact the Lane County Sheriff’s Office at 541-682-4150 opt. 1. We are additionally hoping to contact the driver of a small white sedan that may have stopped at the crash scene. *Update* – As of 5:20pm authorities re-opened Hwy. 126 near milepost 39. The suspect’s whereabouts are currently unknown and it is possible that he has already fled the area. Residents are asked to remain vigilant and to report any suspicious activity to police immediately. A heavy police presence is still on scene actively searching for the suspect.
Mayor of NB Statement on Shootings
City of North Bend release, Friday, June 18, 2021 – “On behalf of the City of North Bend, I would like to express my deepest condolences and prayers for the victims, their families, and everyone else impacted by this terrible act of violence carried out in our community. Words fall short of describing the tragedy that took place this morning, and we are all left incredibly shaken. This is something you hope never happens in your community, in the town you call home. I also think of the emergency personnel who responded to the tragic scenes and request you keep them in your prayers.” – Statement by Mayor Jessica Engelke regarding the violence that left three dead, and one critically injured.
The four victims of Friday’s shooting in North Bend have been identified by the authorities. The clerk shot and killed at the Herbal Choices marijuana dispensary has been identified as 47-year old Jennifer L. Davidson, Coos Bay. The couple run over at the Mill Casino RV Park has been identified as 74-year old Anthony Oyster and 73-year old Linda Oyster, both of Florida. A fourth victim, 83-year old Charles Simms Nicholson, who owned the truck that was later found on fire in Lane Co., was found deceased in a travel trailer at the RV Park. It is believed he died of homicidal violence. He is the father of the suspect.
Authorities have identified the suspect in Friday’s shooting in North Bend that left four people dead. 30-year old Oen Evan Nicholson, a former resident of California, has been reportedly living in the North Bend area since last October. He is considered armed and dangerous.
Coos Co. Vaccine Update
CHW release – Coos County continues to administer vaccines to anyone age 12 and over. 12 to 17 year olds can receive the Pfizer vaccine. Adults ages 18 + may choose from Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson and Johnson vaccines. We have attached a list of vaccine sites and links to schedule an appointment. Want to ‘Take Your Shot’ at winning up to $1 million in the state’s COVID-19 Vaccine Lottery? While most vaccinated Oregonians are entered automatically in the June 28 drawing, veterans and others who received their shots through the Federal VA Health Care System, on Tribal lands or out-of-state need to take an additional step to enter. For more information or to register, visit https://takeyourshot.oregon.gov. We’ve heard some of you asking how often COVID-19 breakthrough cases occur, particularly with COVID-19 variants on the rise. We know the increase in variants is concerning, and it’s natural to wonder if we’re seeing a change in how effective vaccines are against them. The good news is that authorized COVID-19 vaccines work exceptionally well to prevent infection from all currently identified variants. By June 11, 70 breakthrough cases had been associated with variants of concern and 11 with a single variant of interest. These numbers remain small when compared to the more than 1.85 million who had completed their COVID-19 vaccination series in Oregon by that date. For more information on breakthrough cases in Oregon: http://ow.ly/VPCj50F8t8G Data captured between March 1 and May 31 of this year shows that 98% of COVID-19 cases and 94% of COVID-19 associated deaths were among people who are not fully vaccinated. Additional vaccine information can be found on our website at: https://cooshealthandwellness.org/public-health/covid-19-vaccine-information/
Coos Co. COVID-19 Cases
CHW report – COVID-19 Cases and Testing Data for Coos County – Confirmed Cases (positive lab result) 1861; Presumptive Cases 304; Total Cases (+2 since 06/17/21) 2165; Active Cases 20; Hospitalizations (current) 2; Hospitalizations (total) 155; Deaths (current and total) *37.
Oregon reports 315 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 5 new deaths (Friday)
PORTLAND, Ore. — There are five new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,750, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. Friday. Oregon Health Authority reported 315 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. Friday, bringing the state total to 206,299.
Oregon reports 289 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 3 new deaths (Saturday)
PORTLAND, Ore. — There are three new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,753, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. Saturday. Oregon Health Authority reported 289 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. Saturday, bringing the state total to 206,578.
Oregon reports 200 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 1 new death (Sunday)
PORTLAND, Ore. — There is one new COVID-19-related death in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,754, Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. Sunday. OHA reported 200 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. Sunday, bringing the state total to 206,774.
Vaccine provider dashboard updated
OHA has updated its vaccine dashboard that shows OHA-enrolled provider locations that administer COVID-19 vaccines. The updated dashboard now includes details on provider locations, including business names and addresses. The dashboard allows users to find COVID-19 vaccine locations near them, and links to resources for scheduling including vaccines.gov, Get Vaccinated Oregon and egov.com. The dashboard is not a tool for scheduling appointments. Scheduling for vaccinations should be done separately with each vaccine provider.
Vaccinations in Oregon (Friday)
Friday, OHA reported that 13,063 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 6,124 doses were administered on June 17 and 6,934 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on June 17. The seven-day running average is now 14,716 doses per day. Oregon has now administered 2,422,839 first and second doses of Pfizer,1,696,938 first and second doses of Moderna and 160,990 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines. As of today, 2,344,714 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,086,483 have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series. The number of adult Oregonians needing vaccinations to reach the 70% threshold is 51,616. A daily countdown can be found on the OHA vaccinations page.
Vaccinations in Oregon (Saturday)
Saturday, OHA reported that 13,670 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 7,469 doses were administered on June 18 and 6,201 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on June 18. The 7-day running average is now 13,855 doses per day. Oregon has now administered a total of 2,430,864 first and second doses of Pfizer, 1,701,683 first and second doses of Moderna and 161,732 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines. As of today, 2,095,450 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series. There are 2,349,356 people who have had at least one dose. Cumulative daily totals can take several days to finalize because providers have 72 hours to report doses administered and technical challenges have caused many providers to lag in their reporting. OHA has been providing technical support to vaccination sites to improve the timeliness of their data entry into the state’s ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS). To date, 2,921,715 doses of Pfizer, 2,216,660 doses of Moderna and 299,100 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to sites across Oregon. These data are preliminary and subject to change. OHA’s dashboards provide regularly updated vaccination data, and Oregon’s dashboard has been updated Saturday.
Vaccinations in Oregon (Sunday)
Sunday, OHA reported that 10,006 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 5,675 doses were administered on June 19 and 4,331 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on June 19. The seven-day running average is now 12,724 doses per day. Oregon has now administered a total of 2,437,234 first and second doses of Pfizer, 1,704,526 first and second doses of Moderna and 162,520 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines. As of today, 2,102,735 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series. There are 2,352,425 people who have had at least one dose. Cumulative daily totals can take several days to finalize because providers have 72 hours to report doses administered and technical challenges have caused many providers to lag in their reporting. OHA has been providing technical support to vaccination sites to improve the timeliness of their data entry into the state’s ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS). To date, 2,921,715 doses of Pfizer, 2,216,660 doses of Moderna and 299,100 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to sites across Oregon. These data are preliminary and subject to change. OHA’s dashboards provide regularly updated vaccination data, and Oregon’s dashboard has been updated Sunday. Cumulative daily totals can take several days to finalize because providers have 72 hours to report doses administered and technical challenges have caused many providers to lag in their reporting. OHA has been providing technical support to vaccination sites to improve the timeliness of their data entry into the state’s ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS). To date, 2,921,715 doses of Pfizer, 2,216,660 doses of Moderna and 299,100 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to sites across Oregon. These data are preliminary and subject to change. OHA’s dashboards provide regularly updated vaccination data, and Oregon’s dashboard has been updated Friday.
COVID-19 Hospitalizations (Friday)
The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 150, which is one fewer than Thursday. There are 37 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is unchanged from Thursday. The total number of COVID-19 positive patient bed-days in the most recent seven days is 1,132, which is an 11.4% decrease from the previous seven days. The peak daily number of beds occupied by COVID-19 positive patients in the most recent seven days is 174. The total number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between report times. The numbers do not reflect admissions per day, nor the length of hospital stay. Staffing limitations are not captured in this data and may further limit bed capacity.
COVID-19 Hospitalizations (Saturday)
The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 144, which is six fewer than Friday. There are 31 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is six fewer than Friday. The total number of COVID-19 positive patient bed-days in the most recent seven days is 1,116, which is a 10.1% decrease from the previous seven days. The peak daily number of beds occupied by COVID-19 positive patients in the most recent seven days is 174. The total number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between report times. The numbers do not reflect admissions per day, nor the length of hospital stay. Staffing limitations are not captured in this data and may further limit bed capacity.
COVID-19 Hospitalizations (Sunday)
The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 149, which is five more than Saturday. There are 35 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is four more than Saturday. The total number of COVID-19 positive patient bed-days in the most recent seven days is 1,102, which is an 8.7% decrease from the previous seven days. The peak daily number of beds occupied by COVID-19 positive patients in the most recent seven days is 174. The total number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between report times. The numbers do not reflect admissions per day, nor the length of hospital stay. Staffing limitations are not captured in this data and may further limit bed capacity.
COVID-19 Cases & Deaths (Friday)
The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported Friday are in the following counties: Baker (2), Benton (2), Clackamas (33), Clatsop (2), Columbia (5), Coos (2), Crook (4), Curry (5), Deschutes (12), Douglas (17), Hood River (1), Jackson (19), Jefferson (2), Josephine (8), Klamath (6), Lane (17), Lincoln (2), Linn (19), Malheur (4), Marion (25), Morrow (1), Multnomah (52), Polk (12), Sherman (1), Umatilla (28), Wasco (1), Washington (26) and Yamhill (7). Oregon’s 2,746th COVID-19 death is a 69-year-old man from Jefferson County who tested positive on May 8 and died on June 17 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. He had no underlying conditions. Oregon’s 2,747th COVID-19 death is a 73-year-old man from Deschutes County who tested positive on June 2 and died on June 6 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed. Oregon’s 2,748th COVID-19 death is an 89-year-old woman from Clatsop County who tested positive on April 11 and died on June 1 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed. Oregon’s 2,749th COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old woman from Washington County who tested positive on April 20 and died on April 25 at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital. She had underlying conditions. Oregon’s 2,750th COVID-19 death is a 45-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on June 6 and died on June 16 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.
COVID-19 Cases & Deaths (Saturday)
The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported Saturday are in the following counties: Baker (1), Benton (5), Clackamas (32), Clatsop (6), Columbia (7), Crook (2), Curry (5), Deschutes (16), Douglas (15), Gilliam (4), Grant (2), Harney (1), Jackson (15), Jefferson (4), Josephine (13), Klamath (1), Lane (15), Lincoln (3), Linn (22), Malheur (4), Marion (34), Multnomah (36), Polk (12), Umatilla (4), Union (3), Wasco (5), Washington (20) and Yamhill (2). Oregon’s 2,751st death is a 96-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive on June 14 and died on June 18 at her residence. She had underlying conditions. Oregon’s 2,752nd death is a 73-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on June 13 and died on June 17 at Mercy Medical Center. She had underlying conditions. Oregon’s 2,753rd death is an 80-year-old man from Polk County who tested positive on June 14 and died on June 18 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.
COVID-19 Cases & Deaths (Sunday)
The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported Sunday are in the following counties: Baker (1), Benton (5), Clackamas (19), Clatsop (5), Columbia (5), Crook (1), Curry (3), Deschutes (13), Douglas (6), Harney (2), Jackson (6), Jefferson (1), Josephine (10), Klamath (1), Lane (19), Linn (9), Marion (21), Multnomah (42), Polk (4), Union (3), Washington (21), Yamhill (3). Oregon’s 2,754th death is a 74-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive May 22 and died June 18 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. She had underlying conditions.
City of North Bend release – Congratulations to North Bend’s Moira O’Bryan on being crowned Miss Oregon’s Outstanding Teen 2021! The recent North Bend High School graduate is Coos County’s second-ever to earn a state title, and earned over $3,000 in college scholarships. Way to go, Moira! Katie Ericson — also from North Bend — was crowned Miss Oregon’s Outstanding Teen in 2005. https://fb.watch/6eszXxHBJb/
North Bend City Council & URA
The North Bend City Council and North Bend Urban Renewal Agency will hold a Joint Work Session in Council Chambers, North Bend City Hall, 835 California Ave. on Monday, June 21, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. The agenda will include the following: Presentation: Eagle Scout Project, Simpson Park – Madden Robertson; Training: City and County Insurance Services – Sexual Harassment; Executive Session pursuant to ORS § 192.660 (2)(d) to conduct deliberations with those persons designated by the governing body to carry on labor negotiations. Executive Session pursuant to ORS § 192.660 (2)(e) to conduct deliberations with those persons designated by the governing body to negotiate real property transactions. Executive Session pursuant to ORS § 192.660 (2)(h) to consult with counsel concerning the legal rights and duties of a public body with regard to current litigation or litigation likely to be filed. Executive Session pursuant to ORS § 192.660 (2)(i) to review and evaluate the employment-related performance of the chief executive officer of any public body, a public officer, employee or staff member who does not request an open hearing.
Temporary Skate Park Closure for Repairs
The City of Coos Bay has received a generous donation from the local Alternative Youth Activities Program to purchase the materials necessary to complete coping repairs at the Coos Bay skate park located at N. 8th Street and Commercial Avenue. The repairs are scheduled to begin on June 22nd, and they will continue through the month of July which will require the park to be closed for approximately 30 days. The repairs will be done by local volunteers. Thank you to all of our volunteers and the Alternative Youth Activities Program. Should you have questions, please feel free to contact Public Works and Community Development Department at (541) 269-8918.
4th St. Safety Improvements
City of Coos Bay release – As the project continues on the 4th Street Roadway Safety Improvements, Knife River will begin demolition and roadbed rebuild of S. 4th Street, between Commercial and Anderson Avenues on June 22, 2021, which will result in the closure of S. 4th Street for approximately ten (10) days. There will be different variations of business access points for businesses located on the west side of 4th Street throughout the closure.
Drivers and pedestrians are advised to please exercise caution within the construction zone. The city thanks you in advance for your continued cooperation and patience during the completion of this project. Any questions can be directed to Public Works, Operations Division at 541-269-8918
NB Planning Commission
The North Bend Planning Commission will hold a remote special meeting on Monday, June 21st at 7:00 PM in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 835 California Street, North Bend, Oregon. Additional information concerning the meeting may be obtained by contacting Chelsea Schnabel, City Planner at 541-756-8535. Due to meeting size limitations and in consideration of the health of our citizens, Council, and staff, Work Sessions and Meetings will be conducted remotely, viewable at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/c/CityofNorthBendOregon If you wish to provide oral or written comments, please submit the Remote Public Comment Sign Up Form. Requests to provide oral comment must be submitted by 1:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting. Written comment must be submitted no later than the Friday prior to the scheduled public hearing. The Remote Public Comment Sign Up Form may be found online at the following link: https://www.northbendoregon.us/pc/webform/planning-commission-remote-public-commentpublic-hearing MEETING AGENDA: 1. CALL TO ORDER; 2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR MAY 17, 2021 3. SCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARINGS Persons wishing to speak during public hearing must complete a “Public Hearing Request to Speak” form on the information table and return it to the City Planning Technician. You are required to give your name and address when speaking to the Planning Commission. Presentations are limited to three (3) minutes. 3.1 CASE NUMBER AMD 2-21: ZONE TEXT AMENDMENT. PROPOSAL TO REPEAL AND REPLACE IN ITS ENTIRETY THE TEXT OF CHAPTER 15.16 NORTH BEND CITY CODE, HISTORIC PRESERVATION, TO UPDATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION STANDARDS TO COMPLY WITH CURRENT REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFIED LOCAL GOVERNMENT (CLG) STATUS, AND TO MAKE RELATED CHANGES IN CH. 18.60 NBCC AND CH. 18.72 NBCC. SUBJECT PROPERTY: CITY OF NORTH BEND CITY LIMITS. APPLICABLE CRITERIA*: CHAPTER 18.84 NBCC, AMENDMENT PROCEDURES. 4. OTHER BUSINESS: 5. PUBLIC COMMENT Persons wishing to speak on matters not listed under “Scheduled Public Hearings” may be recognized at this time. Speakers must complete a “Public Comment Registration form” on the information table and return it to the City Planning Technician. You are required to give. *All land use decisions are subject to Oregon Statewide Planning Goals, the City of North Bend Comprehensive Plan Provisions and Policies, and city functional plans. Your name and address when speaking to the Planning Commission. Presentations are limited to three (3) minutes. 6. COMMISSION COMMENT; ADJOURNMENT.
Second Round CARES Act
ODFW release – June 21 online meeting on second round of CARES Act funding $13 million for marine and coastal fishery businesses impacted by COVID-19 – SALEM, Ore.—ODFW will host an online meeting Monday, June 21 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. to discuss the second round of CARES Act fisheries relief funding. Marine and coastal fishery businesses who have experienced economic impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic are encouraged to join the meeting to learn more and provide input as the round two spend plan is developed. Join the ODFW CARES Act meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone: https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1608269328. Meeting ID: 160 826 9328 You can also dial in by phone: 1-669-254-5252 or 1-669-216-1590 or 1-551-285-1373 or 1-646-828-7666 and enter Webinar ID: 160 826 9328 when prompted. For International numbers visit: https://www.zoomgov.com/u/abGKhmV1ee. The second round process will build upon successful aspects of round one funding that was completed in January 2021, with adjustments to address identified gaps and difficulties. After an overview of the CARES Act and Oregon’s draft approach, participants will have an opportunity to provide feedback and ask questions. Comments on the plan can also be sent to ODFW.CARESACT@odfw.oregon.gov. About $13 million is available for Oregon’s marine and coastal fishery sectors experiencing significant economic impacts from the global COVID-19 pandemic. The relief aid slated for Oregon is part of $255 million in fisheries assistance funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). ODFW is the lead State agency working with fishery participants to coordinate aid. Fishery participants potentially eligible for funding from the CARES Act include Oregon-based commercial fishing and processing businesses, charter/for-hire fishing businesses, qualified aquaculture operations, and gear and bait retailers if that is their business’ primary source of revenue. Oregon’s round two process will include measures for fishing businesses home-based in Oregon but operating in out-of-state fisheries. Per federal guidelines, eligibility does not include businesses farther down the supply chain (including vessel repair businesses, restaurants, or seafood retailers), though these businesses may be eligible for other CARES Act aid programs. CARES Act relief funds are specifically targeted at marine fisheries and fisheries for anadromous species; effects in freshwater fisheries for non-anadromous species are not included. Once completed, ODFW will submit the spend plan to NOAA Fisheries for approval. The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission will manage the application process and distribute funds. “We encourage marine and coastal related fishery businesses who want to learn more to join this meeting,” said Chris Kern, ODFW Deputy Fish Division Administrator. “In order to get the funds distributed quickly, we want to submit our final spend plan for approval as soon as possible. Your feedback is needed to make sure we do the best we can for these businesses, which are a vital part of Oregon’s economy, culture and community.” Interested parties are encouraged to sign up to receive email updates on CARES Act funding at https://www.dfw.state.or.us/fish/CARES/index.asp
Umpqua High Lakes Stocking
ODFW release – Umpqua High Lake Stocking Opportunity – Annually ODFW uses volunteers on horses and with backpacks to transport juvenile trout to lakes in Douglas County. Trout are packed into containers and hiked into lakes not accessible by vehicle. This opportunity is a great way to spend some time outdoors and ensure anglers have a chance to catch trout In these lakes in the future. Trails are 1-2 miles and volunteers will need to transport 20-30 lbs on their back. Some of these trails are steep with loose rocks. Date: July 10, 2021; Time: 9:00 a.m.; To sign up visit the ODFW Volunteer Web Page.
ODFW hatcheries back open for visitors
ODFW release – SALEM, Ore.—Outdoor areas at ODFW’s more than 30 fish hatcheries are back open for visitors. See a Visitor Guide to hatcheries with tips on what you can see and do at https://myodfw.com/visit-odfw-hatcheries Most hatcheries are open to visitors from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Hatcheries closed to visitors in March 2020 due to the pandemic. Some areas of hatcheries will remain closed for now including picnic areas, drinking fountains, indoor areas and any outdoor areas with tight quarters that don’t allow for social distancing. Hatcheries will also remain closed to scheduled tours and large group visits for now. A few hatcheries remain closed to visitors for other reasons, including Klamath Hatchery in Chiloquin and Rock Creek in Idleyld Park which were damaged in last year’s fires. Trask River Hatchery in Tillamook is also closed to visitors due to construction but should reopen later in summer. “We closed hatcheries to visitors to protect our staff as the pandemic started last spring,” said Scott Patterson, ODFW hatchery program manager. “We’re looking forward to seeing visitors back.” ODFW hatcheries raise an estimated 45 million fish annually.
ODFW Commission Meeting
ODFW release – SALEM, Ore.—The Commission approved the purchase of two conservation properties (140 acres total) known as South Coyote II and III that will be added to the existing 309-acre South Coyote Unit of Fern Ridge Wildlife Area in Lane County. Funding for the purchase comes from the Bonneville Power Administration through the Willamette Wildlife Mitigation Program. These properties were prioritized for protection based on anticipated benefits to habitats and species identified in the Oregon Conservation Strategy, including wet prairie, oak woodland, and flowing water and riparian habitats—and the species that depend on those habitats, such as Oregon vesper sparrow, acorn woodpeckers and northwestern pond turtles. On Thursday, Commission was provided background for the upcoming review of the marbled murrelet’s status under the state’s Endangered Species Act including general marbled murrelet biology, review schedule, and consideration process and criteria under the Oregon Endangered Species statutes. The Commission will reconvene on July 9 to reconsider reclassifying the marbled murrelet. This small seabird is currently state listed as Threatened. In other business, the Commission: Approved expenditures from the Oregon Conservation and Recreation Fund for Forest Park for All. Approved funding for several projects recommended by the R and E board to restore and enhance fisheries including reclaiming the Old McKenzie Hatchery rearing pond and converting it to a community fishing pond. Adopted sardine harvest limits and management measures approved by federal managers. Approved funding for projects recommended by the A and H board that will renew agreements to provide hunters with access to private land, including funding OSP enforcement for several travel management areas. Approved recommendations for allocations of special big game auction and raffle tags; organizations sponsoring the auction events keep a small portion of these proceeds. Finally, the Commission discussed potential changes to 2022 archery elk hunting seasons, including controlled hunting for certain Blue Mountains units where there are ongoing concerns with low post-season bull ratios, high archery harvest and hunter density. ODFW staff will continue to work with Commissioners and sport groups to refine how to incorporate the agencies recommendations into a proposal to be presented for consideration at the Aug. 6 meeting. For more information on what was discussed, see the big game hunting review page, https://myodfw.com/articles/big-game-hunting-season-review . The meeting was livestreamed over ODFW’s YouTube Channel, and a recording will be available at https://www.youtube.com/user/IEODFW/videos
Coast-Valley Paving Project North Coast
ODOT release – A paving project on U.S. 26 between OR 53 (Necanicum Junction) and the Nehalem River Bridge that is beginning this Sunday evening (June 20) at 7 p.m. will cause delays for travelers between the Coast and the Willamette Valley, including the Portland Metro Area. There will be single lane night time closures between 7 p.m. and 8 a.m. from Sunday through Thursday evenings each week. In the four-lane sections of U.S. 26 work may occur during either daytime or nightime hours while maintaining one travel lane in each direction. The project is a roadway surface preservation project that will remove the old asphalt and replace it with a new, much smoother surface. In addition, new guardrail and signs will be installed throughout the project. ADA ramps will also be installed at the end of the bridges. Travelers should be prepared for delays and add travel time during the evening construction. Also, use TripCheck.com for the very latest on the construction and any delays.
A 2.9-magnitude earthquake shook the outer fault line of the two that run parallel with the Oregon Coast Friday, June 18. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake was located off the South Oregon Coast, west to southwest of Pistol River in Curry Co.
USCG Rescue at Saddle Mtn.
USCG release – ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard medevaced a hiker Friday, June 18 after a reported medical emergency near the top of Saddle Mountain. A hiker was reported to have what appeared to be a broken ankle. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received an agency assistance request from the Seaside Police dispatch. A Hamlet Fire and Rescue team was on scene with the hiker, but deemed it unsafe to reach and recover the woman on foot and requested Coast Guard helicopter assistance. A Sector Columbia River MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew arrived on scene at 5:44 p.m. A rescue swimmer deployed to conduct a hoist and medevaced the woman at 6:49 p.m. At 6:56 p.m., the patient was transferred to awaiting emergency medical personnel at Sector Columbia River and treated for shock and a broken ankle while en route to the hospital. The Coast Guard urges mariners, hikers and anyone venturing to remote areas to have reliable means of communication to reach first responders.
Coast Guard searches for missing mariner near Port Angeles, WA
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard began a search Thursday evening, June 17 for a 75-year-old man on a 14-foot skiff boat after being reported missing near Port Angeles. The man was reported to be missing by his friend who lost sight of his fishing vessel and was overdue to return to shore. The mariner was supposed to be fishing near his friends in a separate boat on a trip from Freshwater Bay to Crescent Bay Buoy 2 and back to Freshwater Bay. The mariner’s friends last talked to him via cell phone at 3:26 p.m. and about 10 minutes later saw him approximately a half mile west of the Crescent Bay Buoy 2 traveling on his kicker motor westward. The reporting party stated that after this, they lost sight of their friend. The reporting party stated the overdue mariner’s main engine was not working earlier in the day and he had been using his kicker to maneuver. The mariner also reportedly had a large amount of fishing gear and other general items on his vessel. Watchstanders at the 13th Coast Guard District command center were notified at 6:40 p.m. An urgent marine information broadcast was issued as an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Port Angeles, and a small boat crew from Station Port Angeles were directed to respond and on scene. Multiple partner agencies and a rotation of Coast Guard crews participated in the coordinated search operations, including the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Vector and crew, as well as Naval Station Whidbey Island helicopter crews. Units involved in the search: Coast Guard Cutter Swordfish and crew; Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles MH-60 Jayhawk crews; Coast Guard Station Port Angeles 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crews; Canadian Coast Guard Ship Vector and crew; U.S. Navy SH-60 Seahawk crew. The overdue mariner had no reported medical problems and was reported by his wife to most likely have had food and water onboard as well as life jackets. There were reportedly no VHF radios on board the boats of both the missing man and his friend. The Coast Guard urges mariners to have a reliable source of communication such as a VHF-FM marine-band radio and to always wear a life jacket in case of an emergency.
USCG Suspends Search
SEATTLE —The Coast Guard suspended the search Friday evening, June 18 for a mariner reported missing near Port Angeles. Missing is Patrick O’Brien, 75. The Coast Guard saturated an area of approximately 164 square miles, completing 20 searches over more than 21 hours. The search was suspended at 4 p.m., Friday. Multiple partner agencies and a rotation of Coast Guard crews participated in extensive coordinated search operations. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound command center were notified at 6:48 p.m. Thursday. An urgent marine information broadcast was issued as an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Port Angeles, and a Coast Guard Station Port Angeles 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew deployed and arrived on scene at 7:30 p.m. Units involved in the search: Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound watchstanders; Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 Dolphin crews; Coast Guard Station Port Angeles boat crew; Coast Guard Cutter Swordfish and crew; Canadian Coast Guard Ship Vector and crew; U.S. Naval Station Whidbey Island MH-60 Seahawk crew; “We extend our appreciation to the U.S. Navy and Canadian Coast Guard who volunteered to assist in the large search effort. The decision to suspend a Search is never one we come to lightly,” said Scott Giard, the District 13 Search and Rescue program manager. “Our crews searched continuously for over 21 hours over the past two days with the hopes of bringing the missing boater home to their loved ones. Our greatest sympathies go out to the boater’s family at this time.”
USCG Rescue off Northern California
MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. —Coast Guard crews from McKinleyville and North Bend, Oregon, rescued six people from their 79-foot sailboat Saturday, approximately 80 miles west of Crescent City. Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay watchstanders received a VHF distress call at 3:45 p.m. from the crew of the sailboat Barlovento reporting the boat was disabled, taking on water and had a person aboard with a head and arm injury in approximately 60 mile-per-hour winds and 20-foot seas. Watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento C-27J Spartan fixed-wing crew to provide air support and a Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew. The Dolphin crew arrived on scene and hoisted the injured person from the Barlovento and transported the person to local emergency medical services personnel at Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay. With the Barlovento expected to lose power, Sector Humboldt Bay watchstanders requested additional air support from a Coast Guard Air Station North Bend MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew. The Sector Humboldt Bay Dolphin crew returned to the scene and hoisted three people from the Barlovento and the Air Station North Bend Dolphin crew arrived on scene and hoisted the remaining two people. All survivors were transported to Sector Humboldt Bay. “This case was a great example of a successful, multi-unit effort and highlights the importance of standardized procedures,” said Lt. Ryan O’Neill, a Dolphin aircraft commander at Sector Humboldt Bay. “The careful coordination between the two helicopters with support from the C-27 allowed us to save all six sailors.” Sector Humboldt watchstanders issued a broadcast to mariners regarding the abandoned Barolvento and requested that mariners transit the area with caution.
Hwy. 140W Fatal, Klamath Co.
On Friday, June 18, 2021 at approximately 11:00 A.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 140W near milepost 60. Preliminary investigation revealed a Subaru Legacy, operated by Donna Palmer (65) of Klamath Falls, was eastbound when it went off the roadway and rolled down an embankment. Palmer was transported by air ambulance to Rogue Regional Medical Center where they were pronounced deceased. Passenger, Gerald Berton (66) of Klamath Falls, was transported to Sky Lakes Medical Center.
According to an entry on the CBPD log for June 17, 12:11 a.m., 3200 block Tremont Ave., NB, “result of traffic stop,” 45-year old Tammy Kay Mossbrucker arrested on Dallas PD warrant charging FTA on DUII charge, “cited in lieu of custody and released.”
According to an entry on the CBPD log for June 17, 12:32 a.m., 500 block Puerto Vista, “possible theft from vehicle.”
According to an entry on the CBPD log for June 17, 8:38 a.m., 1200 block No. Bayshore Dr., “burglary of business, theft of laptops.”
According to an entry on the CBPD log for June 17, 11:23 a.m., 1300 block Newmark Dr., “criminal trespass,” 23-year old Caleb Charles Moffett charged with Criminal Trespass II, “Moffett cited in lieu of custody.”
According to an entry on the CBPD log for June 17, 10:58 p.m., 1020 So. 1st St. Fred Meyer, “result of subject refusing to leave property,” 64-year old Lagrand Sandine charged with Criminal Trespass II, “cited in lieu of custody and released.”
According to an entry on the CBPD log for June 18, 12:38 a.m., 1001 No. Bayshore Dr., Super 8, “result of disorderly subject,” 22-year old Aubry William Jones arrested on Curry Co. SO warrant charging FTA on Assault IV & Harassment, also Curry Co. SO on Criminal Trespass I & Menacing. And, Florence PD Probation Violation on Criminal Trespass I, “cited in lieu of custody and released.”
According to an entry on the CBPD log for June 18, 6:40 a.m., 250 No. Baxter St., Coquille, “Coos Co. SO arrested” 56-year old Robert W. Wozniak on CQPD warrant charging Criminal Trespass Ist Degree.
According to an entry on the CBPD log for June 18, 1 p.m., 1100 block Idaho Ave., “theft of mail.”
According to an entry on the CBPD log for June 19, 12:20 a.m., Central & 2nd, “loud disorderly person,” 29-year old Mathue Lee Trent Meighan charged with Disorderly Conduct II, “transported to CCJ.”
Cloudy skies followed by partial clearing along the South Oregon Coast with highs in the mid 60s and winds out of the North to Northwest at 10-15 mph. Considerable cloudiness tonight with lows in the mid 50s and winds from the Northwest at 5-10 mph. Cloudy early Tuesday, followed by patial learning and highs n the mid 60s.
North Bend’s girls finished the 2021 prep basketball season with a 45-10 win at Elmira Saturday. The Bulldogs end with a 9-3 record. The Bulldogs boys lost to Elmira 58-42 and finishes with a 5-8 record.
Marshfield’s girls (4-5-1, 5-7-1) dropped their final prep basketball game of the 2021 regular season 35-29 to league champion Cottage Grove, Friday, at Junction City. The Lions went on to beat Junction City 45-42 to win the league’s No. 1 seed to the playoffs. Cottage Grove will face Valley Catholic at home Tuesday. JC will travel to unbeaten Hidden Valley at Grants Pass as the No. 2 team.
Marshfield’s boys qualified for the end of the year Class 4A basketball playoffs by finishing second to Junction City in the District 4 league race. The Pirates will play Gladstone at a neutral site on Tuesday, June 22, 6 p.m., Harrisburg HS, with the opportunity to advance to the Final Four at North Bend HS June 24th. Junction City, as league champs, will host Woodburn on Tuesday.