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Highway 101/6 Project Update – June 23

Posted by on Jun 25, 2017 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on Highway 101/6 Project Update – June 23

With the summer now here in full swing, the new plaza is available for events and public gatherings.  Vehicles will not be allowed on it until the project is totally complete next summer.  If you have ideas about an event that you
would like to see or sponsor, please contact the Sierra at the Chamber for assistance with putting it together.

Meanwhile, the lightweight concrete crews have finished their work and left town.  The sidewalk work on Pacific continues its plodding repetition of demolition, grading, drainage, forming of curb and gutter, and finally pouring of sidewalk as the contractor moves up the line.

 

The electricians are focused on what is known as the “Gore”.  It is not a horror show, but rather the point where Pacific and Main will rejoin in their new alignment just south of the new bridge.  All the work in that area needs to be completed in this next month before traffic is moved onto the final approach.  Once that happens, the Gore and the old Shell station become an island and will be very difficult to work inside of.

The railing on the east side of the bridge has been poured.  It should be stripped and revealed next week as the workmen move the forms down to the next section.  Also coming up around that time will be the installation of the decorative railing around the big planter holes next to the Pacific Avenue sidewalks, along with a travel information kiosk in the plaza itself.

Next week will have some night work again as the electricians’ work late setting the signal poles so that they will be ready for their mast arms to be installed the week after the holidays.

Next weekend, long for some, interrupted for others who don’t get the 3rd off, will not see any construction activity from the 1st to the morning of the 5th as the crews take a four-day holiday.  They will be back to it that Wednesday and pushing for the next milestone of opening up the new northbound Pacific extension.  The paving of that and the new City street alongside it, Hoquarton Landing, is currently targeted for July 24th.
 
Our Highway Project E-news bulletin is created by Jeannell Wyntergreen, Highway 101/6 Project Liaison for the Tillamook Area Chamber of Commerce.   If you have any questions or would like to share a comment with the Chamber, contact her at hwyproject@tillamookchamber.org


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Historic Rockaway Beach Visitors Center’s Caboose Gets TLT Grant-funded Remodel

Posted by on Jun 25, 2017 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on Historic Rockaway Beach Visitors Center’s Caboose Gets TLT Grant-funded Remodel

Pictured: Michele Bradley and Pami Boomer, POTB, Meghan Burdick, Visit Tillamook Coast, Emma Poulsen, Kristine Hayes, Jeremy Horton, Maureen Taylor, Anne McBride PHOTO BY DON BEST

On Friday June 23rd at 4 pm the ribbon cutting for the Rockaway Beach Visitors Information Center and historic caboose re-model resulting from a local TLT grant launched the weekends activities, including the Pirates Festival. The Rockaway Beach Chamber of Commerce is excited to share the recently completed remodel to the Visitors Information Center and Historic Caboose.
The Rockaway Beach Chamber of Commerce would like to give a special thanks to the Port of Tillamook Bay for our continued partnership, sponsoring the Chamber, and allowing us to achieve the goals of the grant.

 

The improvements made for the project were done as a result of a grant awarded by the Tillamook County Board of Commissioners and generous donations. Grant funds were through a transient lodging tax (TLT) grant. The grant allowed us to improve safety, re-roof, and repaint the caboose. It will last for many years to come.
By updating the exterior of the Historic Caboose the local 60-year-old Chamber of Commerce volunteers to keep providing information to thousands of visitors a year. Information that is distributed from the Historic Caboose comes form local and state agencies to better educate visitors of our area as well as all other areas of Tillamook County.

Our Visitors Information Center Historic Caboose is already a local landmark strategically placed along Hwy 101 in the middle of the downtown corridor. We offer sought after information, so that every visitor will leave informed of the wonderful opportunities available throughout Rockaway Beach and the surrounding cities. Come visit the caboose you will find a treasure trove of, literature, maps about attractions, and services countywide. Information Center materials include; natural recourses, parks, historical landmarks, trails, community events, as well as serving the local businesses. We help to maintain the local economy by placing added emphasis on local services, businesses, and points of interest in the area that the visitor wants to see when they enjoy our coast.

The Chamber would like to say a special THANK YOU, for support of this project to; Tillamook County Commissioners, Port of Tillamook Bay, Tillamook County Tourism Advisory Committee and Economic Development Council, Divinci Roofing, Brown Roofing, Carlson Roofing, Rosenbergs Builders Supply, and Sherwin Williams

www.RockawayBeach.net


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Science on the Grill with ODFW Marine Reserves Program June 27

Posted by on Jun 25, 2017 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on Science on the Grill with ODFW Marine Reserves Program June 27

Science on the Grill, June 27th 2017, 12 – 3 pm, Garibaldi (near the boat launch).

Enjoy an afternoon of free BBQ with a side of science! The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Marine Reserves Program is hosting a BBQ for fishers and interested community members to share some results of our Spring 2017 marine research, let people know about upcoming Fall 2017 fieldwork, provide information about how to volunteer / get involved with our science, and be available to answer any general questions about marine science and the reserves. Bring the family and any marine science questions you have – ODFW biologists will be on hand to answer them!


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Nehalem Bay Health District Board Vacancy – The Rest of the Story …

Posted by on Jun 25, 2017 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on Nehalem Bay Health District Board Vacancy – The Rest of the Story …

(From the North Coast BBQ — www.northcoastbbq.com)

Hi BBQ Land!
Perhaps you saw the recent announcement for a Board Vacancy on the Nehalem Bay Health District. If you wondered why there was a vacancy so soon after the May election, here’s the rest of this story. The Board, at it’s last meeting on June 15, appointed current board member Jennifer Angelus to replace the “CEO” David Godsey, who recently resigned. (They did not advertise for this job opening). Ms. Angelus then had to resign her position on the board, creating a vacancy. At this same board meeting, the board was poised to appoint Ted Weissbach, who lost to Lynda Chick in the May election, to the vacancy created by Ms. Angelus’ resignation. Thankfully, members of the public who were present were able to convince the board to have a more open and democratic process to fill the vacancy. Time is very limited, as the board wants to appoint someone to this position at a meeting they intend to hold on July 3. They have not provided any criteria for how they will determine who is qualified for this position. If you have any interest in serving on this board, please submit your name with a letter of interest and a resume by June 27, 2017 to Nehalem Bay Health District, PO Box 6, Wheeler, OR 97147 or electronically to nbhdistrict@gmail.com.  Mr. Weissbach lost the last election, and your vote should matter. Let’s give this board some choices!
 If you have concerns about this process, please do one or all of the following things right away:
 1. Send an email to nbhdistrict@gmail.com or call 503-368-5119 to express your concern with the rapidity of this decision and ask them to reconsider to allow more individuals to apply for the vacancy.
 2. Contact the members of the board directly – they don’t provide their personal emails but here is a list of the current board members. Perhaps you know how to reach them:
Larry Zagata
Joel Sacks
Tom Mock
Ted Weissbach
 3. Plan to attend the Board meeting scheduled for July 3 – they haven’t shared the time or place for this meeting yet but they usually post a meeting notice in the Post Offices in Wheeler, Nehalem and Manzanita. 

Patricia L. Johnson, PhD


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Nehalem Bay Health District: VACANT BOARD POSITION

Posted by on Jun 25, 2017 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on Nehalem Bay Health District: VACANT BOARD POSITION

The Nehalem Bay Health District seeks a qualified voter to fill the balance of a vacant board position, term beginning July 3rd, 2017.  Applicants must reside within District boundaries which are the same as the Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue boundaries.  Please send letter of interest with a resume by June 27, 2017 to Nehalem Bay Health District, PO Box 6, Wheeler, OR 97147 or electronically to nbhdistrict@gmail.com.  The Board will fill the empty seat at a July 3rd, 2017 Special Meeting. 


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