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TILLAMOOK COUNTY HOUSING COMMISSION MEMBERS SOUGHT

Posted by on Jul 21, 2018 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on TILLAMOOK COUNTY HOUSING COMMISSION MEMBERS SOUGHT

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The Board of Commissioners is seeking representatives from Tillamook County to serve on the Tillamook County Housing Commission. Formed by the Board in June 2018, the Housing Commission is charged with creating, maintaining, and implementing a strategic housing plan for the entire county based on work done by the Tillamook County Housing Task Force and housing needs data. The Housing Commission will provide a framework to support development and preservation activities which will increase and/or preserve workforce housing in unincorporated areas of Tillamook County, and to partner with incorporated cities for the same.

The Housing Commission will be made up of two representatives from non-profit groups based in Tillamook County whose mission is to serve low-income populations, two representatives from major employers, three representatives from either the banking, construction, development, realty or legal professions, one City of Tillamook representative, one North County city representative, one South Tillamook County community representative and one non-voting County Commissioner liaison. If you meet one of these categories and would like to be part of the solution to the urgent housing crisis in Tillamook County, we urge you to apply.
Membership application forms are available on the County web site under the Board of Commissioners’ page: http://www.co.tillamook.or.us/gov/Bocc Applications should be e-mailed to Isabel Gilda in the Commissioners’ office at igilda@co.tillamook.or.us by 5:00 p.m. on August 15, 2018. For more information on how to submit an electronic application, call Isabel Gilda at 503-842-3403; for more information about the Housing Commission, please call Commissioner Bill Baertlein at 503-842-3403 or the Director of Community Development, Sarah Absher, at (503) 842-3408 x3317.


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Garibaldi invites public to join its big celebration July 27-28-29

Posted by on Jul 20, 2018 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on Garibaldi invites public to join its big celebration July 27-28-29

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Garibaldi, OR – The City of Garibaldi — Oregon’s authentic Fishing Village – invites the public to attend its 58th annual “Garibaldi Days” festival. The three-day weekend celebration begins Friday, July 27 and ends Sunday, July 29, 2018. Garibaldi is located 10 miles north of Tillamook on coastal Highway 101.

This year’s event features two free live rock concerts with a beer garden and food vendors, a firework show over Tillamook Bay, a parade down Highway 101, craft vendor marketplace and food booths. The historic Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad train will be making trips to nearby Rockaway Beach daily at 10:00 am, Noon, 2:00 and 4:00 pm. In addition, there will be several competitions, including a softball game, between the U.S. Coast Guard Tillamook Bay Station and the Garibaldi Fire Department.

On Friday, featured events include a wine tasting and silent auction kickoff at the Garibaldi Museum, vendors booths open at 10:00 am until 7:00 pm, an 80’s style rock n’ roll show with performances by the band TLS Journey will feature rock hits from the 80’s till 10:00 pm. The concert will be held at the Port Event Tent located on Jerry Creasy Way off Highway 101. The beer garden and food vendors will open. Also, that evening, live music will be performed at the Ghost Hole Public House, this year’s fireworks sponsor, and at the Parkside Lounge and Kelly’s Place.
“Once again, we are very excited to share our small-town celebration with friends and family” said Garibaldi Mayor Suzanne McCarthy. “We look forward to this three-day celebration every year. We’ve got great family friendly free rock concerts and a variety of events around town. It’s a weekend of fun for everyone!”
On Saturday, the annual Garibaldi Day Parade begins at 11:00 am along Highway 101. Craft vendors will again be open, starting at 10:00 am curbside on Highway 101, between 3rd and 6th streets. Boat tours at the Port-Coast Guard, Tillamook County Sheriff and others open for guided tours. The Reptile Man will be preforming two shows, along with a shellfish touch tank and kid’s fishing pond at Lumberman’s Park. The famous waterball tug-of-war contest between local fire departments and the US Coast Guard will start at 3 pm on Biak Avenue. The newly renovated Piers End Boathouse will be open for tours down Bay Lane.
At 7 pm, the second free concerts features Bon Jovi tribute band Steelhorse, with some of the most dynamic musicians and performers in the Northwest. Following the concert, visitors will be entertained with a spectacular firework show over the bay at 10:00 pm. The fun continues with live music at the Ghost Hole Public House, and at the Parkside Lounge and Kelly’s Place.
The festival continues on Sunday with vendors booths opening at 10:00 am and the Piers End Boathouse open again for tours down Bay Lane until 4:00 pm. The final event is the Coast Guard versus Fire Department softball game, starting at 12 Noon at the Garibaldi Grade School field.
The Garibaldi Days Firework Sponsor is the Ghost Hole Public House for the second year in a row. Other sponsors include the Tillamook County Library, Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife, Columbia Distributing, Oregon Tuna Classic, Pacific Office Automation, US Bank, Greenwood Resources, and more.
The City of Garibaldi was named by its first postmaster Daniel B. Bayley, who came to Tillamook County during the 1860s. He was an admirer of the Italian general Giuseppe Garibaldi — who unified Italy — and so named the town in 1879. Garibaldi was incorporated as a city in 1946.
2018 GARIBALDI DAYS SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
FRIDAY, JULY 27
10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Vendor booths open on Hwy 101 at 3rd Street and 6th Street
10 a.m., 12, 2, 4 p.m. Oregon Coast Scenic Railway train leaves Garibaldi for Rockaway
4 – 7 p.m. Wine Tasting & Silent Auction Kickoff at the Garibaldi Museum
7 —10 p.m. Free Concert! 80’s Rock Hits with TLS Journey, along with a Beer Garden and Food Booths, down Jerry Creasy Way, Port Event Tent
Evening Live music at the Ghost Hole Public House, Parkside Lounge & Kelley’s Place
SATURDAY, JULY 28
10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Vendor booths open on Hwy 101 at 3rd Street and 6th Street
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Silent Auction at the Garibaldi Museum
10 a.m., 12, 2, 4 p.m. Oregon Coast Scenic Railway train leaves Garibaldi for Rockaway
11 a.m. 58th Annual Garibaldi Day Parade
Noon – 4 p.m. Piers End Boathouse open for tours, down Bay Lane
Noon – 3 p.m. Kids Fish Tank presented by Garibaldi Landing, at Lumberman’s Park Shellfish Touch Tank sponsored by Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife, at Lumberman’s Park
Boat Tours at the Port Coast Guard, Tillamook County Sheriff, and more open for guided tours
Noon – 1 p.m. Reptile Man Show sponsored by the Tillamook County Library, at Lumberman’s Park
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Reptile Man Hands On Show sponsored by the Tillamook County Library, at Lumberman’s Park
3 p.m. Waterball Tug-of-War between U.S. Coast Guard vs. Local Fire Departments, on Biak Avenue
7 —10 p.m. Free Concert! BON JOVI tribute band, Steelhorse, along with Beer Garden and Food Booths, down Jerry Creasy Way at the Port Event Tent
10 p.m. Firework Show Sponsored by Ghost Hole Public House
Evening Live music at the Ghost Hole Public House, Parkside Lounge & Kelley’s Place
SUNDAY, JULY 29
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Vendor booths open on Hwy 101 at 3rd Street and 6th Street
10 a.m., 12, 2, 4 p.m. Oregon Coast Scenic Railway train leaves Garibaldi for Rockaway
Noon Softball Game, Garibaldi Fire Department vs. U.S. Coast Guard, at the Garibaldi Grade School field
Noon – 4 p.m. Piers End Boathouse open for tours, down Bay Lane
 
 For a complete listing and schedule of events and activities, visit www.visitgaribaldi.com.


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Enjoy the Many Features of Alder Creek Farm this Summer

Posted by on Jul 20, 2018 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on Enjoy the Many Features of Alder Creek Farm this Summer

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Almost two decades ago, a 60-acre dairy farm in Nehalem went up for sale. The farm – which stretched all the way to Nehalem Bay – included an old-fashioned barn and had always been a haven for native wildlife who found refuge in the forested hills and pasture land.
Not wanting the fate of these piece of property to fall in the wrong hands, five friends decided to purchase the former dairy farm and lease it to the Lower Nehalem Community Trust for habitat restoration. In 2005, the Trust purchased the farm.

Since then, the Trust has purchased more than 250 additional acres to fulfill their mission of preserving land and nurturing conservation values through partnerships.
For 13 years, the Trust has continued to improve and restore Alder Creek Farm by adding a one-acre community garden that helps feed the local food bank; a greenhouse; ethnobotanical trail; native plant nursery and of course turning the more-than-50 acres into a wildlife sanctuary. Over the last decade the Trust and their volunteers have restored historic riparian vegetation and wetland habitats and removed invasive plants to allow for the introduction of native species. They’ve also purchased the several acres adjacent to the farm that includes the original farm house in order to create an educational learning center.
This summer, the Lower Nehalem Community Trust is inviting guests out to the farm to experience its plunder in a number of different ways. From getting your hands dirty in the garden to taking a walk after dusk to discover the different species of moths, each event highlights a different and important aspect of the farm.
“We want people to come experience Alder Creek Farm in person,” said Trust Board Member Roxanne Balmer. “We encourage people to come out here and go for a walk, go birding, and experience this place in a respectful way. It’s what it’s here for.”
Balmer said each of these free education events are a way to get people involved and invested in Alder Creek Farm and the work that the Trust does, as well as teach them new ways to enjoy the outdoors and the importance of conservation.
Upcoming events include:

•Sustainable Earth Friendly Gardening: July 28, 10 a.m. – Noon Experience a taste of gardening at beautiful Alder Creek Farm & Wildlife Sanctuary, and join volunteers for a morning working in the organic community garden. Learn about growing food in our unique climate and their approach to gardening together and sharing our harvest with the North County Food Bank. The community garden is all organic for a responsible and sustainable approach to protect our environment and watershed.
•Moth Talk & Viewing: July 28 from 8 – 10 p.m. Join naturalist Jim Johnson for a rare evening viewing moths under the stars at Alder Creek Farm. Jim will demonstrate how to safely attract, trap, document, and release moths. What draws a moth to flame? How can you tell a butterfly from a moth? Where do moths go during the day? Come see a dazzling array of local moths and learn about the secret life of these mysterious visitors. Jim will also discuss crowd-sourcing ecological data online, and he’ll answer questions about how to get started as a citizen scientist on websites like iNaturalist and eBird.
•Dragonflies of Alder Creek Farm: July 28 from 12:30 – 2 p.m. Join naturalist Jim Johnson as he shares his wealth of information and knowledge regarding odonoates, and shares tips and tricks on how to spot and identify them. Learn how dragonflies find a mate, how they’re able to fly so fast (and forward and backward!), and how they’ve evolved over the centuries. Find out how to attract these creatures to your yard, and why you want to. Then, take a tour of Alder Creek Farm in search of dragonflies and damselflies that call the Farm home. Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to walk in tall grass.
•Alder Creek Farm & Nehalem Teaching Trail: Aug. 11 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Enjoy a walking tour of the wildlife refuge and natural area of Alder Creek Farm including the Community Garden, a developing Teaching Trail, and the Farm’s diverse wildlife habitats; Alder Creek where otter and beaver live, the uplands and Sorrel Woods area where hawks soar, and the grassy meadow and pond where elk roam and blue heron hunt. We will discuss the Farm’s unusual ecosystem and LNCT’s restoration progress, goals, and objectives.
•Emerald Necklace Tour: Aug. 18 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Begin at Alder Creek Farm for a tour of LNCT’s conservation lands along Nehalem Bay and the scenic north edge. This string of conservation parcels is dubbed the emerald necklace because it has beaded together some amazing natural habitats to protect important wetlands, vistas, green space, and waterways. The last stop on the tour is Elk Meadows, a Manzanita nature park featuring a winding trail, stands of alder trees, and a sweet wetlands.
•Beaver Trails Tour: Aug. 18 from 9 a.m. – Noon Connecting the beauty of beavers and their role as engineers in natural landscapes, Lower Nehalem Watershed Council and community partners will lead participants on a tour of beaver habitat sites throughout the Nehalem Watershed. The tour will stop at 2 – 4 locations where participants will be able to see different examples of active and historical beaver activity. Alix Lee, coordinator for the Lower Nehalem Watershed Council will lead the tour and provide narrative on beaver ecology, history and importance for maintaining healthy ecosystems on the North Coast.

Each of these free events are part of the Explore Nature series of hikes, walks, paddles and outdoor adventures. Hosted by a consortium of volunteer community and non-profit organizations, these meaningful nature-based experiences highlight the unique beauty of Tillamook County and the work being done to preserve and conserve the area’s natural resources and natural resource-based economy. You can register for one, or all, at explorenaturetilllamookcoast.com.
The Explore Nature Series events are paid for in part by the Economic Development Council of Tillamook County, Visit Tillamook Coast, and the Travel Oregon Forever Fund. For more information, or to join in on the fun, visit www.explorenaturetillamookcoast.com


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Garibaldi Museum Annual Silent Auction Events, Preview Fri. July 27th; Auction July 28th

Posted by on Jul 20, 2018 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on Garibaldi Museum Annual Silent Auction Events, Preview Fri. July 27th; Auction July 28th

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The Garibaldi Museum needs your support! On Saturday, July 28th the museum is holding our annual Silent Auction fundraiser. All funds collected will go towards a new educational mural that will feature the maritime history of Tillamook Bay. This exterior mural will show how connected we all are to our local maritime history.

Please join us Friday, July 27th from 4 to 7 p.m. for wine and a sneak peek at the items that will be auctioned. The Nestucca Bay Creamery will be supplying the cheese for this event. The Silent Auction ends at 4 p.m. on Saturday July 28th.


We have handmade items, gift certificates, game tickets, show tickets, and many more items. The items are listed on our website at: www.GaribaldiMuseum.org.
By attending this event you will also show your passion for our rich history of Tillamook Bay. Let’s get together and make this happen.
A giant size thank you goes out to the businesses and friends that have donated to the mural project.


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Oregon State Parks Prohibit Campfires, Open Flames in all State Park Properties – Includes Beach Fires

Posted by on Jul 19, 2018 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on Oregon State Parks Prohibit Campfires, Open Flames in all State Park Properties – Includes Beach Fires

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July 19, 2018 – Immediate Release **
OPRD is prohibiting all campfires and open flames in all state park properties effective 10 a.m. today (7/19/2018). The ban is in response to Governor Brown’s declaration of a fire emergency. The campfire and open flame ban includes campgrounds, day-use areas, and all areas of the Ocean Shore and beaches managed by OPRD.
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.

The fire ban is expected to last at least one week, but will be evaluated based on weather, resource conditions and input from Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) and other state and local fire officials.
Up-to-date info about fire restrictions at state parks is here: http://bit.ly/2uLzdwY.


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