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Posted by on Aug 17, 2018 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on 142ND FIGHTER WING TO HOST, CONDUCT DISSIMILAR AIR COMBAT TRAINING, AUG. 17 – 24

News Release from Oregon Military Department
Posted on FlashAlert: August 16th, 2018 3:13 PM
PORTLAND AIR NATIONAL GUARD (PANG) BASE, Ore. – The Oregon Air National Guard’s 142nd Fighter Wing will host F-35’s from the 61st Fighter Squadron and F-16’s from the 21st Fighter Squadron out of Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, August 17-24, 2018, to conduct dissimilar air combat training (DACT).

DACT provides realistic combat scenarios for pilots to hone advanced aerial tactics that may be used against potential adversaries. The training is an essential and required component to ensure military readiness in support of the base’s national and state missions.
Flights will depart from and land at the Portland International Airport starting August 20th, and training will occur in approved airspace several miles off the Oregon coast. In an effort to foster coordination with the community and the Port of Portland, flights will launch daily after 8 a.m. and will conclude before 4 p­­.m.
For more information, contact Steven Conklin, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs, at

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Blue Lines Mark the Way to Safety

Posted by on Aug 16, 2018 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on Blue Lines Mark the Way to Safety

By David Dillon, Public Information Officer, Emergency Volunteer Corps of Nehalem Bay
Blue “Leaving Tsunami Zone” signs, installed on the pavement at nine locations in Bayside Gardens and Neahkahnie in north Tillamook County in late July, are the first step in a long-range effort to help residents and visitors understand how far they would need to go uphill to escape a major tsunami.

Sealed and torched down by a Tillamook County Public Works employee, with the assistance of five local Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteers on July 26, the vinyl signs mark highest line of inundation to be expected following the dreaded “Big One” earthquake and subsequent tsunami. Oregon’s Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) calculated the elevations for the worst-case scenario of a 9.0 or so earthquake.
In Bayside Gardens, lines were put down at Bayside Gardens Road just south of the fire station, on Seamont Way at The Promenade, and on Neptune Way at Neptune Court. The Neahkahnie lines were installed across Beulah Reed Road at Kahnie Trail Loop, on Treasure Rocks Road at Pirates Way, on Neahkahnie Road at 3rd Street, on Hillcrest Road at 2nd Street, and on Nehalem Road at Olive Way.
More blue lines will be installed around Manzanita, Nehalem, and Wheeler, when approval, planning and scheduling can be accomplished. Further enhancements to the effort will include additional glow-in-the dark pavement markings pointing the way to high ground, plus tsunami directional and “You Are Here” signs.

Mike Wynands, from the Tillamook County Public Works Department, led the first installation work. Lloyd Baird, Jo Cooper, Mary Dunn, Stewart Martin, and Paula Peek, all members of the Emergency Volunteer Corps of Nehalem Bay, assisted him.
The Oregon Office of Emergency Management is coordinating the Tsunami Blue Line project with DOGAMI, and is using funds from the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation program to purchase materials for local communities. The project, one of the first of its kind in the U.S., was inspired by a program developed in New Zealand, a country which has experienced several large earthquakes and tsunamis.
The EVCNB Task Force on Tsunami Signage and Wayfinding, aka the “Wayfinding Team,” was formed in 2016 to study and make recommendations to the three cities and Tillamook Public Works for the Nehalem Bay area. Their study looked at the risks from landslides, tree and power line falls, and the best routes to quickly get to high ground. Implementation of the remaining wayfinding effort has now been transferred to the three cities, which will phase in the installation.

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Manzanita City Council to interview City Manager finalists, Public Invited to Meet Aug. 23

Posted by on Aug 16, 2018 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on Manzanita City Council to interview City Manager finalists, Public Invited to Meet Aug. 23

The Manzanita City Council will interview two candidates for City Manager on August 23. The two finalists are Allan Schmidt, a Senior Park Planner/Designer for Metro in Portland, and Cynthia Alamillo, Assistant City Manager for City of Manzanita.
The public is invited to meet the candidates at a Coffee with the City Manager Candidates reception on Thursday, August 23, 2018 from 10:00am to 11:00am at Pine Grove Community House. The City Council will conduct interviews of these candidates later that day.

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15th ANNUAL (and possibly final) OLD IRON SHOW at Blue Heron French Cheese Co. in Tillamook Aug. 17, 18 & 19

Posted by on Aug 15, 2018 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on 15th ANNUAL (and possibly final) OLD IRON SHOW at Blue Heron French Cheese Co. in Tillamook Aug. 17, 18 & 19

It brings a museum to the people.
For 15 years, the Old Iron Show allows members to display their old equipment and gives the public the opportunity to see a bit of history. Old timers bring grandchildren and talk about the days when this equipment was used. Some members have rare or unique items to display – Friday August 17th from Noon to 5 pm, Saturday August 18th from 9 am to 5 pm with a “cruise-in” from 10 am to 2 pm, and Sunday August 19th from 9 am to 3 pm.

The public has an opportunity to ask exhibitors about early day living and the equipment displayed which was used years ago. Much of the equipment displayed was used before electricity was available. Sometimes the exhibitors learn from the public who have knowledge about the equipment as well.

Focus is not just on tractors and farm equipment – the show has had logging equipment, a display of hand operated grinders, old cars and trucks, antique tools, engines, a collection of surveying equipment, even a mini-hay baler. We are hoping to have a fishing dory or two brought up from Pacific City this year.

EQUIPMENT MADE IN OREGON is this year’s theme – This will even include things made right here in Tillamook. For instance, Steinbach Mfg. Co. & Iron Works manufactured equipment used at dairy farms, they made fire hydrants, cheese presses, and even made 3 tugboats during WWII for the US Navy which were sent to England. Paul Strait owned the Coastal Machine Works and in 1965 he made the CLIMAX KEY MILL, later moving his company to Newberg OR. A key mill on loan will be on display. Expect to learn more about items manufactured right here in Oregon.

SPECIAL EXHIBITS – 1921 NICHOLS & SHEPARD 16-50 STEAM TRACTION ENGINE. Thanks to sponsorship by Karl Zweifel, this steam tractor will be coming over from the valley.

CRUISE IN – Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. cars and trucks – unique cruise-in awards are custom made by members Bill Gogue & Doug Hendrickson.

BLACKSMITH Herman Doty will demonstrate the art of blacksmithing and will likely have some hand-crafted items for sale.

NORTHWEST REGIONAL EDGETA SHOW – This year, as in 2007, our club is hosting the Northwest Regional show. The NW region includes Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming. We look forward to more visitors (exhibitors and spectators) and encourage them to come early and stay late to tour our area and its businesses.

What classifies as old iron?
Old iron includes many things and varies depending on the community. Some places have threshing machines and combines. In our area we have early day farm and logging equipment, old tools, gasoline and oil engines, gas and diesel tractors as well as old cars and trucks.

Part of the old iron show is a swap meet. The swap meet has rusty iron, tools, replacement parts, household and “you name it”. One vendor from Paso Robles CA has a wide array of tin signs and books.

On site food vendor is TWINS RANCH CATERING. Food also available at the Blue Heron.

Event sponsor: Denny Pastega & the Blue Heron French Cheese Co. has been generous with allowing us to use the Blue Heron property the past 14 years as well as providing other support such as sign banners & printed flyers to publicize the show.

Vince Bogard, club President, had been a member of the Early Day Gas Engine & Tractor Assn (EDGE&TA) club when he lived in the Medford area.
When we visited here prior to retirement and returning to live in Tillamook, we would see “old timers” like Rudy Fenk at the county fair and Vince would talk about the idea of a club and show activities. He thought there should be many barns or sheds in Tillamook County with old farm or other equipment that should be restored or preserved and wondered if people here would be interested.

The First show – August 2003 at Bogards’ home site on Sollie Smith Rd.
Bogards returned to Tillamook mid-year 2003. In December, Vince invited a few fellows over to the house to talk about the idea of forming a club (Gary Hercher being one – he is chairing the county fair exhibit). By February 2004 we had 20 members, the number required to charter a branch of the Early Day Gas Engine & Tractor Assn (EDGE&TA). The club name chosen was Northwest Old Iron Club and we were assigned Branch No. 159. It is the only club in the NW part of Oregon.
Most clubs have an annual “show”. Members share common interests & want to do more than just talk about what they have. A show gives members of EDGETA clubs and the public a chance to see things from the past.
It also is a way to connect with others who want to buy or sell such equipment or parts.

The first show (Aug 2004) was put on with the help of members from EDGETA Br 141 in So. Oregon. We had about 200 people attend that weekend and knew we needed more space. People camped in the Bogards’ yard and the lot next door, engines and tractors were lined up along the road.

By chance, Vince met Denny Pastega at the Antique Powerland show in Brooks OR that first year. Denny has his own collection of “old iron” at the Blue Heron and thought a show would be a good fit for Tillamook. Vince told him about our club and the rest is history.

How many members are in your branch?
50 + many live outside of Tillamook County. Some have primary membership in another club and “associate” in ours.

Show attendance numbers?
Usually bout 700 adults. In addition we have 80-100 people involved in putting on the show. 12 & under are free.

Summer visitors to the Oregon Coast stop by too. Many have never seen such a display. Members answer questions and explain things.

Number of exhibitors – where are they from?
40+ exhibitors expected – from California & NW States
Several EDGE&TA branches are represented. Many bring more than one item to display.
Several drag & buzz saws were demonstrated and displayed some years. Some were powered by tractors.

Where can someone learn more about our EDGETA?
For information about the national organization, go to .
There are over 100 branches located in about 30 states. A calendar on the website gives information about shows across the United States as well as who to contact to inquire about membership, etc.

For information about our local club:
or call Vince Bogard at 503-801-4900
or Show Chair Doug Hendrickson at 503-842-8460
Meetings are usually held the 2nd Tues. of the month.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is likely the last Old Iron Show in Tillamook. As happens with organizations, Show Chair since 2013, Doug Hendrickson is looking forward to attending other events this time of year; Vince and Louise Bogard are stepping down after 15 years to pursue other interests too. To date, we have no one willing/able to put on future shows.

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Tourism Studio Program Comes to the North Coast Region – Invited to Participate September 2018 – January 2019

Posted by on Aug 15, 2018 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on Tourism Studio Program Comes to the North Coast Region – Invited to Participate September 2018 – January 2019

The North Coast Tourism Studio, offered by Travel Oregon in partnership with a local steering committee (represented by 24 organizations and agencies), is now open for registration. The fall/winter program will focus on communities in Oregon’s northern coastal region from Astoria down to Pacific City through the coastal mountain range.

The North Coast Tourism Studio program is a series of tourism development workshops designed to assist communities interested in stimulating their local economies through sustainable tourism development, while protecting and enhancing local resources.

As a result of the program, Travel Oregon and the program’s local organizers hope to see an increase in local collaboration to shape the future of a growing tourism economy in the North Coast region. This will strengthen the region’s position as a premier tourism destination by enhancing community livability and healthy, local environments.

The tourism studio professional development program offers six interactive workshops. The program is designed to assist residents and businesses in the North Coast region address key challenges it faces in the area, including:

• Preserve and enhance the natural and cultural resources of the region while offering high quality experiences
• Encourage stewardship best practices by visitors and the industry
• Integrate cultural heritage into the visitor experience, authentically and respectfully
• Reduce congestion during peak seasons and in high-use areas
• Spread the seasonality of visitation
• Spread the positive economic benefits of tourism throughout the region and maximize the integration with other key economic drivers including fisheries, forestry, agriculture and main street retail
• Increase local understanding and appreciation of the value of tourism, and the contribution it makes to the local economy
• Capitalize upon the array of visionary projects already underway to bolster momentum and ensure this region remains a unique destination

Community members, public officials, tourism entrepreneurs, tour operators, lodging property owners, land managers, outdoor recreation enthusiasts, conservation groups and anyone with an interest in strengthening the local economy through tourism are invited to participate in the program.

The following workshops and events will be offered as part of the program:
North Coast Tourism Summit
Sept. 25 – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Garibaldi
Determine the essence of this destination, create a roadmap for the future, and galvanize community members in working toward the fulfillment of this common purpose

North Coast Tourism Summit: Networking Event
Sept. 25 – 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Garibaldi
Savor saving an Oregon icon; join us at Garibaldi’s Historic Pier’s End Boathouse and enjoy the film debut of Visit Tillamook Coast’s short documentary on regional culinary trends

Destination Stewardship Think-tank: Networking Event
Oct. 16 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Seaside
Learn about stewardship best practices and what is already underway in the region

Visitor Transportation for High-Use Destinations: Full Day Workshop
Oct. 17 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Seaside
Create ways to connect your local agricultural markets with the visitor industry in order to strengthen the local economy

Adventure Travel & Outdoor Recreation: Networking Event
Nov. 13 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Cannon Beach
Learn about key tourism projects underway in the region and network with your peers

Adventure Travel & Outdoor Recreation: Full Day Workshop
Nov. 14 – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Cannon Beach
Work collaboratively to design strategies and business opportunities for making your adventure travel mecca even better

Cultural Heritage Tourism: Networking Event
Dec. 4 – 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Tillamook
Learn about key tourism projects underway in the region and network with your peers

Cultural Heritage Tourism: Full Day Workshop
Dec. 5 – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tillamook
Determine the best strategies for celebrating, sharing and preserving the region’s cultural heritage through tourism

Visitor Communications and Destination Marketing: Full Day Workshop
Jan. 15 – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Astoria
Learn visitor communication best practices and find out how to plug into existing marketing and communication efforts

Igniting Tourism Action Teams: Full Day Workshop
Jan. 16 – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Astoria
Establish powerful local action teams designed to bring ideas developed during the program to fruition

Community Kickoff Event
Jan. 16 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Astoria
Participants share their vision of tourism for the North Coast region and celebrate completion of the program

To maximize the impact from the North Coast Tourism Studio program, it’s recommended that participants attend all workshops and events. Participants who attend at least four of the six workshops will receive a certificate of completion from Travel Oregon.

The cost to participate in any one workshop is $10 (and includes lunch). The North Coast Tourism Summit and all evening networking events are free. Space is limited and is specifically designed for residents, businesses and organizations operating in the North Coast and surrounding communities.

For more information and to register, visit For general inquiries about the program, contact:

Nan Devlin, Visit Tillamook Coast (503) 842-2672

Kayla Dunn, Travel Oregon (971) 717-6221

The North Coast Tourism Studio is brought to you by Travel Oregon in partnership with a local steering committee, including representatives from: Astoria-Warrenton Chamber of Commerce, Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa, Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce, Clatsop Economic Development Resources, City of Cannon Beach, City of Seaside Visitors Bureau, Community Supported Fishery, Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve, Manzanita Visitors Center, National Park Service, North Coast Land Conservancy, Northwest Trails Coalition, Oregon Coast Visitors Association, Oregon Department of Forestry, Oregon Department of Transportation, Oregon State Parks and Recreation, Pacific City-Nestucca Valley Chamber of Commerce, Pelican Brewing, Regional Solutions, Sunset Empire Transportation District, Tillamook Area Chamber of Commerce, Tillamook County Transportation District, Tillamook Estuaries Partnership, and Visit Tillamook Coast.

About Travel Oregon The Oregon Tourism Commission, dba Travel Oregon, works to enhance visitors’ experiences by providing information, resources and trip planning tools that inspire travel and consistently convey the exceptional quality of Oregon. The commission aims to improve Oregonians’ quality of life by strengthening the economic impacts of the state’s $11.8 billion tourism industry that employs more than 112,000 Oregonians. Visit to learn more.

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Posted by on Aug 15, 2018 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on INFORMATIONAL MEETING ABOUT CITY OF WHEELER WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT AUG. 17

Presentation by Ken and Lynn Ulbricht, Developers

Sponsored and Organized by Wheeler Citizens for Responsible Development
Moderated by Mr. Doug Honeycutt

The purpose of the meeting is to facilitate communications between the citizens of Wheeler and the developers of the Wheeler waterfront.

The waterfront land includes vacant land on the northern waterfront of Wheeler now outside the City but inside the Urban Growth Boundary, and a portion of land inside the City zoned for water related commercial. Related, is the sale of Bott’s Marsh to the Lower Nehalem Community Trust.

The developers, Ken and Lynn Ulbricht, will present the latest information on the proposed Wheeler waterfront development including the sale of Bott’s Marsh. At their discretion, they will take questions and/or comments from the audience after their presentation.

Who: This meeting is open to all citizens of Wheeler and surrounds. However, ALL Wheeler City Officials are excluded because of their stated concerns over ex parte contact.

Where: North County Recreation District classroom near the main entrance.

When: Friday, August 17, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

The facility includes a “Galley Kitchen” and bottled water will be available. Feel free to bring extra water and something to share.

Seating is limited to 50, first come first served, but standing room is permitted.

This event will be hosted by Wheeler Citizens for Responsible Development.
Questions to

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