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Coast Guard vessel capsizes near 36th Street pier in Astoria on Jan. 4th

ASTORIA, Ore. — A 26-foot Coast Guard Trailerable Aids to Navigation Boat capsized Saturday, January 4th with four crew members aboard near Pier 39 in Astoria. Four Coast Guardsmen were aboard the vessel conducting routine operations when the capsizing occurred. The vessel reportedly encountered a series of heavy wakes that came over the bow, which resulted in an unrecoverable starboard list that capsized the vessel. At 11:39 a.m., watchstanders at the 13th Coast Guard District command center in Seattle received... Read more →

Tillamook County Wellness: Choose Well, Tillamook County!

By: Michelle Jenck, M.Ed., Wholly Healthy LLC, Tillamook County Wellness Coordinator The term “wellness” can mean different things to different people. In the past, people considered the word wellness to mean the degree to which someone is not sick. Now, people are beginning to understand that “being well” is much more than “not being sick.” Dr. Halbert Dunn, former chief of the U.S. Public Health Service National Office of Vital Statistics, came up with the term “high-level wellness” many years... Read more →

Heap up the habitat at NCLC’s Circle Creek stewardship day Jan. 15

They may not look like much, but “habitat piles” are a boon to wildlife. Join North Coast Land Conservancy for a volunteer stewardship day Wednesday, Jan. 15, from 10 am to 1 pm and help create habitat heaps at Circle Creek Conservation Center in Seaside. Large piles of woody debris create perching sites for songbirds. They shelter frogs and salamanders seeking dark, wet refuges. On floodplains such as the one at Circle Creek, they help slow the movement of water,... Read more →

2020 Polar Plunges – Manzanita “cancelled” – Many Still Plunge; Tillamook YMCA at Cape Lookout

“The ocean was big that day, my friend” would be the caption for January 1, 2020. The word went out on social media early that the Manzanita Polar Plunge was “cancelled.” What started as a bunch of friends jumping in the ocean on New Year’s Day, has become “the” polar plunge in recent years attracting hundreds to Neahkahnie Beach. Early on January 1st, Janice Gaines-Ehlen from the original group, shared this post: “PLEASE SHARE! Happy New Years to all! We... Read more →

Top Stories 2019 – August to December – Fires, Thefts, Closures – Oh My!

Photo by Karen Holland Riske from Cape Lookout looking south toward Camp Meriwether from the evening of July 7th. PHoto by Cynthia Jamsgard Tuel Portrait Session The Pioneer publishes Memory Tracks: Diary of a Depot by Virginia Carrell Prowell starting in September, by the chapters … Spring Chinook Salmon. Photo courtesy Michael Humling, US Fish & Wildlife Service Source: Tillamook County Pioneer (Visited 8 times, 1 visits today) Read more →

Jazz Artists John Stowell and Anandi Gefroh Return to the Bay City Arts Center January 11th

The Bay City Arts Center (BCAC) has announced the return of jazz musicians John Stowell and Anandi Gefroh for daytime workshops and a special evening concert on Saturday, January 11th. John Stowell is one of the leading jazz guitarists and teachers in the world, and has taught and performed internationally for over 40 years. Anandi Gefroh is one of the most gifted jazz vocalists to come out of the Portland jazz scene, and a regular collaborator with Stowell. Both artists... Read more →

GAM Weather: Tillamook Area Forecast – Friday, January 3, 2020, 09:15am

By Gordon McCraw, GAM Weather We appear to be in the calm before the storm. A look at the satellite picture shows a stronger cold front off to the west advancing towards the coast. This approaching front will cause the clouds and winds to increase today with maybe some light to moderate rain starting this afternoon. The winds becoming southerly 15-20 gusting to 30-35, 40-45 at the beaches and headlands. The associated moderate to heavy rain will start around sunset... Read more →

Ready to quit smoking or vaping? Help is here.

Tillamook, Ore.— Quitting tobacco is complicated. But it’s possible. If you use tobacco in any form, quitting is the #1 thing you can do for a healthier, longer life. You’ll breathe easier and so will your family. It also sets a good example for children, to help them avoid smoking and vaping. E-cigarette use among teens is on the rise in our state. The Oregon Health Authority says one in four Oregon teens uses e-cigarettes. Due to several serious lung... Read more →

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