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

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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 today, continuing until the front finally pushes through around midnight tonight. The winds will also increase tonight, becoming southwesterly 15-25 gusting to 45 in town, with gusts to 50-60 possible at the beaches. It appears we could see between 1 and 2″ of rain for this 24 hour period with the Coast Range getting the higher amounts as usual. The rivers continue to not be a flooding concern.

The front should push through late tonight, approaching midnight, but leaving scattered showers with possible thunderstorms through the early morning hours. Winds will also decrease but still be on the breezy side, westerly 15-20 gusting to 30. Highs today near 55, lows tonight near 42.
The showers persist through tomorrow, January 4th, though they will be decreasing, except over the Coast Range. Tomorrow night the rain returns with the next front around midnight and persist though the day on Sunday. This will also bring back the breezy conditions with winds becoming southerly 14-18 gusting to 30. The temperature also cool a bit with highs now only up to around 48, lows down near 41.

Rainy and breezy during the day Sunday, January 5th, winds southwesterly 14-18 gusting to 25, back over to scattered showers Sunday night, and the snow level drops down to around 2500”, so, accumulating snow possible in the higher Coast Range Mountains Sunday. The shower activity becomes more widely scattered early Monday morning but another front pushes in more rain later Monday morning followed by another front on Tuesday then scattered showers expected for Wednesday, highs near 50, lows near 40. The active winter pattern continues!

​​Gordon
GAM Weather
Your Pacific Northwest Weather Authority


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Ready to quit smoking or vaping? Help is here.

Posted by on Jan 3, 2020 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on Ready to quit smoking or vaping? Help is here.

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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 injuries and deaths that were recently linked to vaping, the OHA is urging everyone to stop vaping, not just teens. No vaping products should currently be considered safe.

When you quit smoking or vaping, you’ll lower your risk of heart disease, stroke and cancer. Quitting is especially important for people who are pregnant, or who have diabetes or high blood pressure.
Quitting is hard, but you’re more likely to succeed if you have help. Support is available to quit any type of tobacco, including cigarettes, e-cigarettes and more.
Take the first step.
There’s no right way to quit. But here a few great ways to help you get started:
Make an appointment with your primary care provider (PCP)
Your PCP can help you make a plan to meet your goals. You can also talk with your PCP about nicotine gum or patches. Your PCP can also discuss medications that help reduce cravings. Jackson Care Connect members have no out-of-pocket costs for covered services.

Contact Quit For Life®
This is a stop-smoking program of the American Cancer Society. Columbia Pacific CCO members have coverage for this successful program. Call toll-free 866-QUIT-4-LIFE (866-784-8454); Spanish option available. Or visit quitnow.net.

Contact the Oregon Tobacco Quit Line
Phones are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 800-QUIT-NOW (800-784-8669) or visit quitnow.net/oregon. For Spanish language, call 855-DEJELO-YA (1-855-335356-92). All Oregon residents get certain free services from the Oregon Tobacco Quit Line.
Support like this has helped thousands of people quit smoking or vaping for life. It can help you, too. Whatever way you choose, making the decision to quit is the most important first step. And we’re here to help.

More resources
Smokefree: smokefree.gov/
Text messaging support: smokefree.gov/smokefreetxt
The National Institutes of Health: nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001992.htm
Columbia Pacific CCO: http://colpachealth.org/monthly-stories/quit-smoking-for-life

About Columbia Pacific Coordinated Care Organization
Established in September 2012, Columbia Pacific CCO coordinates health services for more than 24,000 Oregon Health Plan members in Columbia, Clatsop and Tillamook counties. For more information, please visit www.colpachealth.org.


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Rainy Day Village Network hosting another round of Coffee Conversations in January

Posted by on Jan 3, 2020 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on Rainy Day Village Network hosting another round of Coffee Conversations in January

Sunday, Jan 12 from 12:45-2:00
Nehalem Bay United Methodist Church 36050 10th St Nehalem

Friday, Jan 17 from 3:30-5:00
US Bank Rockaway Branch, 126 Hwy 101 Rockaway

At these informal, drop in gatherings we seek to exchange information about Rainy Day Village Network by providing information and getting your feedback. We are always happy to meet new neighbors, have fun, share our enthusiasm for the Village and answer any questions.

We also have planned two pre-launch events in February where we will be signing up members and volunteers. We believe that everyone has something to offer and we welcome all people—retired, working, longtime and recent residents, second home owners, couples, singles, active folks and those with physical limitations, who want to grow with and rely on each other. If you’d like to participate in building a resilient community by sharing your skills, interests, knowledge and time, please consider joining us, either now to help us prepare for launch or afterwards as a service volunteer.
Most of us want to have meaningful relationships with others, be useful and creative, stay in our homes as we age, continue to grow and learn and use our money wisely. And many of us do not have family nearby to help with things we can no longer do as we get older. Your local village in the making, Rainy Day Village Network, can help with all of those.
We are an all-volunteer, grass roots organization with 2 main goals. One is to support people who choose to age in their own homes by creating a network of trained volunteers who would help them with tasks friends and families might do. Another important goal is to help each other maintain vibrant and connected lives here in the communities that we love. We want to imagine new possibilities for aging that include independence, helping each other, maintaining control over our lives, and creating a positive impact on our community.
Once we “launch”, fully vetted volunteers will provide members with services like transportation to events and appointments, help with simple household tasks, and friendly check-ins and calls for those living alone. Individual members will pay a modest monthly fee of $20. Recognizing that everyone has different circumstances that may influence their ability to pay a membership fee, we are establishing a program funded by generous donors to offer financial assistance on an as-needed basis.

For more information:
www.rainydayvillage.org
info@rainydayvillage.org
503-764-1413
Rainy Day Village Network is a proud coastal spoke in the hub of Portland’s Villages Northwest, with a service area extending from Arch Cape to Twin Rocks including the lower Nehalem Valley.


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New permits, fee increases to hike and fish in Oregon, take effect in 2020

Posted by on Jan 2, 2020 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on New permits, fee increases to hike and fish in Oregon, take effect in 2020

Oregon public land officials have announced visiting and recreational activity costs are expected to increase while new permit systems limit access to large regions of backcountry.

By The Associated Press
SALEM (AP) — Oregon public land officials have announced visiting and recreational activity costs are expected to increase while new permit systems limit access to large regions of backcountry.
The new fees and permits to hike, boat, fish and visit lands target low-paying groups to combat overcrowding amid a statewide population increase, The Statesman Journal reported Tuesday.

Anyone operating a non-motorized boat over 10-feet long in any boatable waterway must purchase a waterway access permit effective New Year’s Day or be fined about $115 after a short grace period, officials said. The permit is available for $5 weekly, $17 annually or $30 every two years typically including an extra $2 processing fee, land officials said.
In May, the U.S. Forest Service approved a limit entry permit system for Three Sisters, Mount Jefferson and Mount Washington wilderness areas, but individual costs have yet to be determined, land officials said.
In addition, the cost of fishing and hunting licenses, adult angling tags and recreational vehicle campsites have also increased, officials said.
These changes raise questions about affordability and accessibility, but they are all meant to improve outdoor experiences statewide, land managers said.
Residents and visitors are encouraged to visit state websites for more details about the changes, officials said.
— The Associated Press


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REGULAR MEETING NOTICE Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Posted by on Jan 2, 2020 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on REGULAR MEETING NOTICE Tuesday, January 14, 2020

The meeting will be held at Tillamook People’s Utility District’s Carl Rawe meeting room located at 1115 Pacific Avenue, Tillamook, OR 97141

The Tillamook People’s Utility District Board of Directors will conduct the following meetings on Tuesday, January 14, 2020:

•6:00 p.m. – Regular Board Meeting

Action items include:
•Any other matters that may come before the Board.
Those who require special accommodations should contact the PUD at 800-422-2535 or 503-842-2535.


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Top Stories from 2019 – January – June – Wild Times

Posted by on Jan 2, 2020 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on Top Stories from 2019 – January – June – Wild Times

Here are the stories each month that had the most views.
Looking back is a good reminder about the many happenings that our communities endure, and also a whatever happened to? There was tragedy and politics; new WILD businesses and some “wild boys” wandering; crime and closures; new leaders and bits of history.
We are following up with TCSO Search and Rescue about the status on the missing persons; will update about increased in crimes, thefts; and look at what’s coming for 2020.

CARTM REGROUPS TO FOCUS ON NONPROFIT’S GOAL TO MOVE COMMUNITY TO ZERO WASTE

https://www.tillamookcountypioneer.net/cartm-regroups-to-focus-on-nonprofits-goal-to-move-community-to-zero-waste/

COMMUNITY SUPPORT FOR COAST GUARD FURLOUGHED FEDERAL WORKERS IN TILLAMOOK COUNTY

Port of Garibaldi

https://www.tillamookcountypioneer.net/community-support-for-coast-guard-furloughed-federal-workers-in-tillamook-county/

MISSING PERSON SEARCH CONTINUES FOR PAUL JENSEN IN NORTH TILLAMOOK COUNTY

https://www.tillamookcountypioneer.net/missing-person-search-continues-for-paul-jensen-in-north-tillamook-county/

OP/ED: FEBRUARY 15 RISK OF SHUTDOWN

https://www.tillamookcountypioneer.net/february-15-risk-of-shutdown/

SHARK BITES SURFERS BOARD NEAR CAPE KIWANDA

https://www.tillamookcountypioneer.net/shark-bites-surfers-board-near-cape-kiwanda-oregon-parks-rec-says/

NEW SHOP WILD TO REPLACE MOTHER NATURES IN MANZANITA

https://www.tillamookcountypioneer.net/new-shop-wild-to-replace-mother-natures-in-manzanita/

SMALL SHIPWRECK ASHORE ON SOUTH OREGON COAST

https://www.tillamookcountypioneer.net/small-shipwreck-ashore-on-south-oregon-coast-drawing-response-from-state-and-federal-agencies/

WILD BOYS ELK TOUR 2019 – May-July
It all started with a stroll on Rockaway Beach, and using Highway 101 as their “game trail” – the “Fab 5” bachelor elk as the Pioneer dubbed them, continued to make appearances from Rockway all the way to Neskowin.
Enjoy a review of the Wild Boys Elk Tour …

The boys took a swim in Tillamook Bay – in the background is Garibaldi – photo by Shane Hamann

https://www.tillamookcountypioneer.net/wild-boys-tillamook-county-elk-tour-2019/

According to Christopher Lore, the elk are early for the July 4th barbecue. Neskowin Beach, July 3rd Photo by Christopher Lore

https://www.tillamookcountypioneer.net/neskowin-wild-boys-tillamook-county-elk-tour-2019/


https://www.tillamookcountypioneer.net/uncharted-waters-says-senator-betsy-johnson-about-senate-republicans-walkout/


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