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The Spring Whale Watch Week event returns to the coast March 23 – 31 to celebrate the more than 20,000 Gray whales expected to migrate north past Oregon over the next few months. Trained volunteers from the Whale Watching Spoken Here program will be stationed 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. each day at 24 sites along the coast, ready to help visitors spot the migrating mammals. On the North Coast, there are volunteers at these sites: Lewis and Clark Interpretive... Read more →

ASTROLOGY: Spring Equinox and the Shadow illuminated by the Full Moon

By Madame Dana Zia This is one of those rare years when the full Moon lands right smack on the Spring Equinox—on March 20, 2019, in North America. This only happens three times a century, on average. Plus, it’s the third and final “supermoon.” Enjoy the extra-bright equinox full Moon Wednesday night! It will be worth going out to visit especially since we’ve had such clear nights lately here in the NW. The other super cool thing about this super... Read more →

Where There’s Smoke … Second and Third Hand Smoke & Diabetes

EDITOR’S NOTE: Tomorrow, March 20th is the first day of Spring – a time of renewal and re-awakening. March 20th is also “Kick Butts Day” – and nationwide effort to reduce youth smoking and set a day to quit. Here’s more about the impacts that smoking has on our community’s health. By DeAnna Pearl, MAT, BS, CPS, SOS Tillamook Prevention Program Tillamook Family Counseling Center “I have diabetes but I don’t smoke – how does smoking impact me?” Most everyone... Read more →

Tillamook County Futures Council Seeking Public Input on Tourism-Related Facilities at Sessions March 19-22

Tillamook County citizens are invited to attend community engagement sessions to discuss the future of tourism-related facility investments. These sessions will be held March 19-22, as a follow up to the Think Tank workshop held on February 15th. The 2-hour sessions are being offered at a variety of times and locations throughout Tillamook County to encourage citizens to attend and give input. Times and locations include: Tuesday, March 19—5:30-7:30 p.m. @ Kiawanda Community Center, Pacific City Wednesday, March 20—8:30-10:30 a.m.... Read more →


PORTLAND, Oregon – The Oregon Air National Guard’s 142nd Fighter Wing will conduct routine F-15 Eagle night training missions on March 19-21, 2019. Night training allows the Citizen-Airmen pilots based at the Portland Air National Guard Base to stay current with mandatory Air Force requirements. Night flying is conducted as essential training for nighttime maneuvers. Training flights will be completed each evening before 10:00 p.m. About the 142nd Fighter Wing: The Portland Air National Guard Base employs 1,500 Airmen who... Read more →

SOS Tillamook Awards Artists Featured in 2019 Calendar Prevention is Intention: Building Safety Resiliency in Our Youth

By Laura Swanson In late 2018, DeAnna Pearl, SOS Tillamook Prevention Specialist, spent time in the fourth and fifth grade classrooms at Garibaldi Grade School talking about safety and about how to stay safe in our community. The conversations were about wearing bike helmets, wearing life jackets in the water, looking both ways before crossing the street, staying away from strangers, not taking drugs, what to do in an emergency, and many more. With this theme in mind, SOS Tillamook... Read more →

Letter to Editor: Oregon Safe Waters Act HB 2656

Although I am aware of Tillamook County’s marriage to timber companies for most of its history, I believe we have come to a time when timber and water quality must come to terms. Currently the state legislature is debating HB 2656, the Oregon Safe Waters Act. As described in the Statesman Journal: “Oregon lawmakers want to protect public drinking water sources by banning ‘type 3’ clear-cuts, pesticide and fertilizer applications, and new logging roads on private forestland in those watersheds.”... Read more →

LETTER TO EDITOR: Speaking for the Trees …

I am 60 years old and although I grew up in a logging community and have friends and family in the logging business, and have understanding and empathy for them, I have seen a trend of degradation to the earth, roads, waters because of the increasingly rampant irresponsibility of the way logging companies go about doing their job. Clearcutting causes huge drainage issues which cause landslides and flooding. I have experienced both as a result of logging: I was isolated/cut... Read more →

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