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Tillamook Chamber Awards – January 20th

Posted by on Jan 21, 2018 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on Tillamook Chamber Awards – January 20th

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On January 20th, the Tillamook Chamber held their annual awards dinner, and the winners are:

Small Business: Yo Time
Large Business: Werner’s Gourmet Meat Snacks
Development of the year: DeGarde Brewing
Citizen of the Year: Sue Cudd

Congratulations to all the nominees and the winners.

 

 


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UPDATE: Coast Guard responding to oil sheen in Astoria, Oregon Jan. 20

Posted by on Jan 20, 2018 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on UPDATE: Coast Guard responding to oil sheen in Astoria, Oregon Jan. 20

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ASTORIA, Oregon — Coast Guard and local salvage personnel discovered the potential source of the oil sheen and are working to minimize environmental impacts on the Columbia River near Astoria, Saturday.
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River’s Incident Management Division (IMD) team from Astoria are working with Global Diving and Salvage personnel, who located a 20-foot-long tank underneath the Cannery Pier.
While the tank has a reported maximum spill potential of 4,200 gallons, it’s unknown at this time how much product has been discharged.

An oil sheen can be seen trailing from under a dilapidated pier near the Cannery Pier Hotel in downtown Astoria, Oregon, Jan. 20, 2018. Coast Guard personnel alongside state, local and contracted responders are trying to identify the source and are installing containment boom in various areas to prevent further spread into the Columbia River.
U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector Columbia River aircrew.
Containment boom is being placed around various areas around a dilapidated pier to prevent further spread of a sheen on the surface of the Columbia River in Astoria, Oregon, Jan. 20, 2018. Coast Guard Incident Management Division Astoria personnel are on scene and directing cleanup efforts by contracted personnel from Global Diving and Salvage. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Sector Columbia River aircrew

Sector personnel are working closely with the salvage company as well as the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and the Washington Department of Ecology to develop a plan to address the potential removal of portions of the pier to access the tank and conduct fuel removal.
Cleanup operations were completed at the beach east of the Hammond Mooring Basin at 11 a.m., Saturday.
The sheen currently extends east of the Cannery Pier to the western end of the West Mooring Basin and Coast Guard personnel have placed containment boom around the affected areas.
Oil samples were taken and will be sent to the Marine Safety Laboratory in New London, Connecticut, for analysis.


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Coast Guard responding to oil sheen in Astoria, Oregon Jan. 19

Posted by on Jan 20, 2018 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on Coast Guard responding to oil sheen in Astoria, Oregon Jan. 19

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ASTORIA, Oregon — Coast Guard personnel are responding to an oil sheen caused by an unknown source near the Cannery Pier Hotel in Astoria, Friday.
Sector Columbia River dispatched personnel from the Incident Management Division in Astoria to respond to the spill at 8:30 a.m. after opening the Oil Spill Liability Trust fund to contract Global Diving and Salvage for cleanup operations and to investigate the source of the sheen.
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River initially received a call at 2 p.m., Thursday, reporting a small sheen near the hotel. Friday morning, a Port of Astoria security officer reported significant sheening at Piers 1 and 2 and then a third call from a private source reported sheening in Hammond.
Due to hazardous conditions on Thursday night, dive operations were deemed unsafe and were postponed until Friday morning. At noon on Friday, those operations were completed and the location of the discharge was not located.

Coast Guard personnel responded to an oil sheen caused by an unknown source near the Cannery Pier Hotel in Astoria, Ore., January 19, 2018.
Coast Guard Incident Management Division Astoria personnel responded to the spill at 12:30 p.m. and opened the Oil Spill Liability Trust fund to contract Global Diving and Salvage for clean up operations and to identify the source of the sheen. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

The sheen in each of these areas has reportedly spread from a potential originating source located near the hotel and due to the tidal cycle, has been spread up and down the river for nearly five miles.
Containment boom was placed around the pier at the hotel and around the West End Mooring basin, where a Global Environmental team is conducting clean up of the sheen within the marina.
The IMD Astoria team responded to the report of sheening east of the Hammond Mooring Basin and will monitor the area until a response cleanup crew can arrive at the location.

“Sector Columbia River’s IMD personnel contracted the Global dive team to investigate a potential discharge point this morning with negative results,” said Coast Guard Lt. Berit Boyle, a member of IMD Astoria. “City of Astoria personnel are checking outfall points to determine if any oils are coming from those locations.”
The IMD team is in contact with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and the Port of Astoria.
“The source of the sheen is believed to have originated from the pier that used to serve the Union Fisherman Cooperative,” said Lt. Cmdr. Madjeska, Chief of IMD Astoria. “We’ve placed boom around locations with the greatest amount of sheen and are also taking oil samples to aid in the investigation.”

A flyover was completed at 12:15 p.m., which located the sheen east of the Astoria-Megler Bridge. Coast Guard personnel are also conducting a shoreline cleanup assessment to determine needs for that area.

The Coast Guard is asking those with information regarding the Union Fisherman Cooperative building or those who might know of possible locations for oil tanks used in the building to please email Lt. Cmdr. Madjeska at Andrew.P.Madjeska@uscg.mil.


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UPDATE: Wyden Town Halls postponed, to be rescheduled

Posted by on Jan 20, 2018 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on UPDATE: Wyden Town Halls postponed, to be rescheduled

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UPDATE: Because of ongoing Senate consideration of the spending bill, this weekend’s town halls in Washington, Columbia, Clatsop and Tillamook counties have been postponed and will be rescheduled.

Tillamook County – Oregon’s Senator Ron Wyden will hold a town hall in Tillamook County at the Port of Tillamook Bay Officers Mess Hall on Sunday, January 21, at 4:30 p.m.
This will be Wyden’s 871st town hall in Oregon since taking office as a U.S. Senator in 1996.
“These town halls are — and always have been — an essential piece of ongoing conversations in the best sense of the “Oregon Way’ looking for common-sense solutions,” Wyden said. “As we begin the new year with so many challenges continuing to face our country, I look forward very much to hearing directly from Oregonians about their concerns and ideas.’’
The Port of Tillamook Bay Officers Mess Hall is located at 6825 Officer’s Row, Tillamook.
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Epic Ocean Waves Battered Oregon Coast Jan. 18 – Don Best Images of Twin Rocks

Posted by on Jan 19, 2018 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on Epic Ocean Waves Battered Oregon Coast Jan. 18 – Don Best Images of Twin Rocks

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From Cape Disappointment on the Long Beach Peninsula down to Lincoln City, and beyond, record-breaking ocean waves driven by storms at sea and high tides wreaked havoc on Thursday January 18th. One man was swept out by the large waves in Depoe Bay after climbing over the retaining wall. The Coast Guard searched throughout the day yesterday, but has suspended the search. Several women were injured at Roads End from logs in the surf, and multiple businesses in Lincoln City sustained damage from the waves.

Here are some photos from Don Best of Rockaway Beach of the waves breaking over Twin Rocks on January 18th. For more images of the waves, see the Tillamook County Pioneer Facebook page, and look for a summary of the videos and images on our website. Beach access remains restricted and closed as the high surf warnings continue through today. The power of the ocean, combined with high tides are amazing, but visitors are encouraged to do so from a safe distance.

The “old-timer” that took this photo referred to it as a rooster tail, as the wave action hits the bank and comes back on itself.


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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

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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: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/tillamook/. 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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