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Start Your Own Walking Program

Posted by on Jan 19, 2018 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on Start Your Own Walking Program

2018 SOS Tillamook Calendar

The OSU Extension Service in Tillamook will offer the Walk with Ease (WWE) program this winter to assist people with establishing a walking program to help reduce pain and improve overall health. The winter program begins Monday, January 29, 1:30-2:30 pm and is held on Monday, Wednesday & Friday through March 9 in the balcony of the main exhibit hall at the Tillamook County Fairgrounds. Even though the program is held indoors and out of the rain, the exhibit hall is not heated, so dress in layers for cold temperatures.
The WWE program was developed by the National Arthritis Foundation and includes 18 sessions. Each session includes a brief educational program, warm-up, stretching, time to walk and cool-down/stretching. The program will help provide motivation to start a walking program that improves flexibility, strength and stamina.
Participants will receive the WWE book at no charge that provides information, support and tools needed to set and reach walking goals, as well as the walk-for-fitness routine, stretching exercises for walkers, heart-rate monitoring techniques and walking contract and diaries. There is also an optional smart phone app available to track progress.

The WWE program is free. Pre-register at the OSU Extension Office, 4506 Third Street, Tillamook. The Walk with Ease registration form is available on the OSU Extension Service website at: Or plan to arrive 10 minutes early for the first class to complete the registration paperwork.
Oregon State University Extension Service offers educational programs, activities, and materials without discrimination based on age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status. Oregon State University Extension Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you have a disability that requires special considerations in order for you to attend this event contact the OSU Extension Service in Tillamook at 503.842.3433.

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Posted by on Jan 18, 2018 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on MAN SWEPT AWAY OFF ROCKS IN DEPOE BAY

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News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: January 18th, 2018 2:00 PM

On January 18, 2018 at approximately 11:20am the Oregon State Police responded to Depoe Bay for a report of a male that had been swept off the rocks near the sea wall in Depoe Bay. Witnesses reported the male went over the sea wall to look at the ocean and was then swept off the rocks.

Depoe Bay Fire and Rescue, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, and the United States Coast Guard responded to assist with the search. The Coast Guard helicopter from the Coast Guard Air Facility Newport responded to the area within ten minutes and the crew, aboard a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter, is continuing the water search but the male has not been seen since.

People are urged to be aware of the sneaker waves, high water, debris pattern from ocean waves, and not to cross closed parking lots or parks that are closed due to the ocean conditions.

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Highway 101/6 Project Update – 1/18/18

Posted by on Jan 18, 2018 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on Highway 101/6 Project Update – 1/18/18

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By Sierra Lauder, Director of Events and Downtown Development, Tillamook Area Chamber of Commerce

The rain has returned with a vengeance this week, and much of the concrete and sidewalk work that will need to happen over the next few weeks will be at the mercy of the weather. As you drive through the project area you are sure to notice that curb, gutter and sidewalk crews are all over the place. In addition to big leaps forward in the radial work in front of the Pioneer Museum, the work continues on Main between Second and Third, and around the bioswale on Fourth and Main.

Excavation on First St between Pacific and Main in front of the Rodeo Steakhouse is one of the most striking new developments. Please note that the Rodeo is open regular hours throughout construction, and that access is available through their side door, which is on the west side (Main Street side) of the building, set back in their parking lot. A recent lunch there reminded me that I would cross any barrier for those spicy cheesy egg rolls…

Things are also moving efficiently on the bridge work. There are some big pours scheduled through the end of this week and in to next week, which will provide the base structure for the new bridge. This is exciting for progress, but also an easy way to get distracted as you’re driving through the area. Please be mindful of the stop and start traffic through the project area and stay safe.

For more information about the project, including conceptual drawings that help visualize the project in its entirety, you can check out the ODOT page:

FAQ’s about the project:

Why is the width of the sidewalks downtown being reduced?

In some areas the width of sidewalks will be reduced in order to increase the size of U.S. 101 travel lanes to meet the current ODOT standard of twelve feet. Currently the travel lanes in downtown Tillamook are only ten feet wide and there have been a relatively high number of low-speed crashes in downtown Tillamook that can be attributed to the narrow lanes. These accidents tend to involve large trucks and recreational vehicles side-swiping
parked cars. Some traffic congestion in downtown can also be attributed to the sub-standard lanes.

The environmental study phase of the project explored the tradeoffs associated with narrowing sidewalks in order to widen travel lanes. Downtown Tillamook is considered a Special Transportation Area because the highway goes through compact urban development. As such, ODOT guidelines prioritize local access needs over highway mobility. However, public feedback received during the environmental study indicated that it would be preferable to narrow the sidewalks and widen the travel lanes in order to improve the flow of traffic and reduce the number of vehicle conflicts. This trade-off was considered acceptable with regards to the STA guidelines because the existing 12-foot sidewalks are two feet wider than the minimum standard. Although the sidewalk width is being reduced, sidewalks will still meet ADA requirements.

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Manzanita’s Big Wave Cafe continues tradition to support local community groups, hosts spaghetti dinner for Eugene Schmuck Foundation January 28th

Posted by on Jan 18, 2018 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on Manzanita’s Big Wave Cafe continues tradition to support local community groups, hosts spaghetti dinner for Eugene Schmuck Foundation January 28th

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MANZANITA, Ore. – The Big Wave Cafe in Manzanita is a restaurant with a purpose – to support and give back to the community, and that includes donations and fundraisers for select nonprofits each year. “The Williams family feels so lucky and blessed to be part of such a special place in our world, and we feel it is part of the sense of community and our responsibility to give back whenever possible,” said Chef/Owner Brian Williams, who owns the business with his wife Carol. Their son, Sam Williams, is the restaurant manager.

The first fundraiser will be for the Eugene Schmuck Foundation (ESF), a non-profit organization that is dedicated to serving the charities in the North Tillamook County area, and has provided funding and scholarships to local charities for over 25 years with proceeds from the Manzanita Open golf tournament. Join the Eugene Schmuck Foundation for a spaghetti dinner at the Big Wave Café on Sunday January 28th. The menu will include spaghetti, garlic bread, salad and dessert with coffee or soft drink, for $15.00 at the door. Wine and beer will be available for purchase. The special dinner is scheduled for 4 to 6 p.m. and dinners are tax-deductible. There will also be opportunities to win some special raffle prizes as well.
The ESF mission includes:
* Recognize the needs of the citizens of North Tillamook County;
* Conduct an annual event intended to draw support from local citizens and visitors;
* Generate funds from this event at a minimum cost;
* Distribute funds raised to bonafide organizations serving North Tillamook County;
* Provide educational scholarships to North Tillamook County students.

The Big Wave makes a practice of supporting the community year-round by employing up to 30 people, all local residents, and sourcing as many of its food items as possible from Tillamook County, said Williams. “It costs more to buy from our local farmers, ranchers and fisherman, but it provides a better product and keeps money in our county.” In past years, the Big Wave Café has hosted dinners on behalf of a number of local nonprofit organizations, including the Pine Grove Community Club, Friends of North Tillamook Library, Rinehart Clinic, and Manzanita Business Alliance, and others.

It’s in the spirit of continuing to support the local economy and community that the Big Wave Café also donated twenty $25 gift certificates to the U.S. Coast Guard Station Tillamook Bay Guardsman and Guardswoman for the unit’s annual holiday party. “The Coast Guard’s over 40 local active personnel keep our commercial fishing fleets and sports fishermen safe year-round,” said Williams, who enjoys sports fishing himself. “This is a way for us to say ‘thank you.’”

Watch for information about the Big Wave Café’s other spaghetti fundraiser for the North Tillamook County Food Bank on Monday February 26th.

“Please join us in supporting these great local organizations that play a role in making this the best place in the world to call home.”

The Big Wave Cafe is located at 822 Laneda Avenue, in Manzanita.

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Coast Guard helo crew hoists 3 men at Ecola State Park Today Jan. 17th

Posted by on Jan 18, 2018 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on Coast Guard helo crew hoists 3 men at Ecola State Park Today Jan. 17th

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A GoogleMaps photo shows Indian Beach where a Coast Guard aircrew rescued three men after they became stranded by the rising tide at Indian Beach, January 17, 2018.

ASTORIA, Ore. — A Coast Guard aircrew rescued three men after they became stranded by the rising tide at Indian Beach, Wednesday.

The MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Sector Columbia River safely hoisted the men and transported them to Canon Beach Fire Department personnel waiting on shore.

Sector watchstanders received a report from Seaside 911 dispatchers with a request for assistance at 12:20 p.m. after the three men, who were fishing in tide pools, became stranded due to high tide.

There were no reported injuries at the time of the rescue.

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