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*UPDATE* Coast Guard aircrew hoists 3 mariners after vessel runs aground near Boulder Island, Wash.

Posted by on Apr 23, 2017 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on *UPDATE* Coast Guard aircrew hoists 3 mariners after vessel runs aground near Boulder Island, Wash.

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A Coast Guard Station Bellingham boat crewmember aboard a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium watches as an Station Port Angeles aircrew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter prepares to hoist three mariners near Boulder Island, Wash., Apr. 22, 2017.

The three mariners, who were aboard a 46-foot recreational vessel, climbed onto rocks and were safely hoisted and transported to Paine Field, a small international airport in Everett.

U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Bellingham.

Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles air crewmembers prepare to hoist three mariners near Boulder Island, Wash., Apr. 22, 2017, after their vessel ran aground.

A Coast Guard Station Bellingham boat crew aboard a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium was underway in the area, witnessed the incident and remained at the location during the hoist as a precautionary measure.

U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Bellingham.


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Tillamook Bay Watershed Council Meeting April 25 – Feature Tillamook High School Award Winning Science Projects

Posted by on Apr 22, 2017 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on Tillamook Bay Watershed Council Meeting April 25 – Feature Tillamook High School Award Winning Science Projects

Please join the Tillamook Bay Watershed Council next Tuesday, April 25th, for a special meeting featuring Tillamook High School students and their award winning science projects. Come and learn about the exciting work our locals kids are doing in the area of ecosystem sciences, and stick around for the Council‘s monthly meeting. We’ll be discussing the Council‘s watershed restoration activities, including this summer’s major projects, the Skookum Dam removal and the South Fork Trask road obliteration.
The meeting will be held in the Hatfield Room at the Tillamook County Library from 6:30PM to 8:30PM. Doors will open at 6:00PM and there will be snacks and refreshments. This event is FREE and open to the public.
Here is the meeting agenda:
Monthly Council Meeting Agenda  April 25, 2017 – 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Hatfield Room, Tillamook County Public Library

6:30PM – Welcome by Dave Wells, Council Chair

6:35PM to 7:15PM – Tillamook High School Science Projects
7:20PM—Council Business Meeting
1) Call to Order by Dave Wells, Council Chair
2) Introductions
3) Public comments/Partner Updates
4) Council Business
a. Approval of February 28th  & March 28th minutes
b. Financial Report, February and March 2017
c. Coordinator’s Report
d. OWEB Grant opportunities
e. Partner updates (TCSWCD, ODF, TEP, BLM, ODFW and others if available)

f. SFC Video Screening

The next Council meeting will be held Tuesday, May 30th. Guest speaker will be Derek Wiley, ODFW Life Cycle Monitoring Biologist. Doors will open at 6:00PM and the presentation will begin at 6:30PM.


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4H Fiber Art Workshop II – Knitting – May 4th

Posted by on Apr 20, 2017 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on 4H Fiber Art Workshop II – Knitting – May 4th

OSU Extension Service, Tillamook County & Latimer Quilt & Textile Center have collaborated to provide ongoing classes for Youth Members.  The second in the series of classes for 4th grade and above is open for registration.  Classes will run on Thursday’s, May 4, 11, 18 & 25 from 3:30 to 5:30 pm @ Latimer Quilt & Textile Center, 2105 Wilson River Loop, Tillamook.

In this workshop, participants will create a knitted hat using a circular loom.  Loom, hook, needle, tape measure and yarn will be provided for each student and will be theirs to keep.  Time permitting, the hats will be embellished with pompoms, tassels or yarn flowers.    

Parents take note that bus transportation from the Tillamook Schools to Latimer is available.  Parents must make those arrangements with the bus transportation office.  

 Youth will be able to enter all of their items into the Fair as a 4-H Project.  Sign up early, space is limited to 12 participants.  Registration is $45 for enrolled 4-H Youth.  Youth not currently enrolled in 4-H must enroll and pay the $25 4-H enrollment fee in addition to the workshop fee.  Register online at http://bit.ly /Tillamook4-H  

            Contact us at 503-842‑3433, or our website at http://extension.oregonstate.edu/tillamook. 

Oregon State University Extension Service prohibits discrimination in all its programs, services, activities, and materials on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, familial/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, genetic information, veteran’s status, reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

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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Vote “Yes” for Our Libraries

Posted by on Apr 19, 2017 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on Vote “Yes” for Our Libraries

To the editor:

The future of Tillamook County’s libraries will be on the May ballot. Make no mistake: if the proposed library levy – measure 29-146 – does not pass our libraries will close. That would be nothing short of a tragedy.

The proposed levy will continue funding at the existing rate, with no increase in taxes, for library operations in Tillamook, Manzanita, Bay City, Garibaldi, Pacific City and Rockaway Beach, as well as the Bookmobile. Literally thousands of people use our libraries every month and we must make sure this valuable resource continues into the future.

Our county library system, staffed by dedicated team of librarians, provides a vast array of services for the people of Tillamook County – Internet access, books, magazines, newspapers, children and adult programs, research assistance, interlibrary loans. The list goes on and on. Our libraries offer reading programs to help students and adults and the Bookmobile visits senior centers and those who can’t readily visit a library location. Children’s reading programs alone had nearly 6,000 individual participants last year.

Additionally libraries help create community and support the economy by providing resources for job seekers, facilities for meetings and access to tremendous amounts of credible, factual information.

I respectfully urge all Tillamook County voters to endorse the library levy on the May ballot. The county’s libraries are a critical resource for all of us and without an affirmative vote we’ll lose a vital piece of our communities that will be impossible to replace.

Vote “Yes” for our libraries.

Sincerely,

Marc C. Johnson
Manzanita


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Oregon Coast Clean Up – April 22

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on Oregon Coast Clean Up – April 22

Join Patagonia & That Oregon Life for the Oregon Coast Clean Up hosted by Ocean Blue Project 501(c)(3) non-profit.Together with…
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Oregon Coast Clean Up – April 22

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on Oregon Coast Clean Up – April 22

Join Patagonia & That Oregon Life for the Oregon Coast Clean Up hosted by Ocean Blue Project 501(c)(3) non-profit.

Together with volunteers like you, our goal is collect as much plastic as possible to be used for the creation of recycled shampoo bottles for P&G’s Head & Shoulders. Join our team in making the world we share a better place to live, and grow.

Who: Volunteers Like You!
What: Oregon Coast Clean Up
When: Sunday, April 23, 2017 – 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: Manzanita Beach, Oregon

Thank you to the amazing Oregon Minded organizations invloved:
Ocean Blue Project: http://www.oceanblueproject.org/
Patagonia: http://www.patagonia.com/
That Oregon Life: http://thatoregonlife.com/
Total Market Exposure: http://www.totalmarketexposure.com/
P&G: http://us.pg.com/
Head & Shoulders: http://www.headandshoulders.com/en-us
Starkwood Chiropractic: http://www.starkwoodchiropractic.com/
JMI Limousine: http://www.jmilimousine.com/
Oregon Active: http://www.oregonactive.com/
Redefyne Moving: http://www.redefynemoving.com/
Terracycle: http://www.terracycle.com/en-US/
Clean Ones: http://cleanones.com/
Kinco: http://www.kinco.com/
LOOPTWORKS: https://www.looptworks.com/

More Information:

All volunteers must complete sign up waiver form on Ocean Blue Project. All ages welcome, minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. No drop-offs please. Community service hours can be awarded if requested, and groups welcome.
Items you will not want to forget: Refillable Drinking Container, Warm Clothing, and Rain Gear!

Ocean Blue will provide drinking water, gloves, and reusable collection containers because WE DO NOT USE PLASTIC BAGS at our clean up events.

This year, we will be sending the beach plastic to be upcycled into shampoo bottles for P&G’s Head & Shoulders because keeping the rubbish out of landfills is priceless.

Sign up online at www.OceanBlueProject.org or call (541) 286-7015 for assistance.

Event Hotline: (541) 286-7015


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