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Charging stations across state get $260,000 under Pacific Power electric vehicle program
Pacific Power - 01/23/19 3:05 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media contact: Drew Hanson, 503-813-6678

1/23/2019

Charging stations across state get $260,000 under Pacific Power electric vehicle program

From a hospital to a museum to a hardware store, local organizations gain grants to kindle electric vehicle charging infrastructure

PORTLAND, ORE. – Electric vehicle owners will soon have more options to power up while on the road. EV charging station projects in Bend, Coos Bay, Medford and Roseburg will receive over $260,000 in funding through Pacific Power’s electric vehicle charging station grant program. The program aims to help businesses, non-profits and local governments achieve sustainable energy goals while powering the future of electric transportation.

“The electric vehicle charging station grant program is one of the ways Pacific Power is empowering local businesses, non-profits and governments to pick up speed toward more charging options for electric vehicle owners,” said Cory Scott, director of customer solutions. “Each grant recipient showed a creative and innovative spirit around their desire to promote sustainable energy practices at a local level. That same drive and dedication for sustainable, reliable and accessible energy underpins larger efforts by Pacific Power to help Oregon drivers transition from gas-powered vehicles to electric vehicles.”

Pacific Power is providing grant funding to help non-residential customers develop community-driven electric transportation infrastructure projects. The electric vehicle charging station grant program will award $1.45 million through the end of 2019 to projects that advance transportation electrification in areas such as workplace charging and publicly accessible stations.

“There is a growing interest in drivers switching from gas-powered to electric-powered vehicles with state agencies aiming for 50,000 electric vehicles on Oregon roads by 2020,” said Scott. “The electric vehicle grant program is one way Pacific Power is helping to make that future a reality.”

Grant Recipients:

  • High Desert Museum – Bend, Ore. (public charging / 6 ports)
  • City of Roseburg – Roseburg, Ore. (public charging / 8 ports)
  • Farr True Value – Coos Bay, Ore. (public charging / 2 ports)
  • Bay Area Hospital – Coos Bay, Ore. (public charging / 2 ports)
  • KDP Certified Public Accountants – Medford, Ore. (workplace charging / 4 ports)
  • White Oak Medical Clinic – Roseburg, Ore. (workplace charging / 6 ports)

The next round of grant applications opened on Jan. 15, 2019. Funding awards will cover up to 100 percent of the project cost with up to $300,000 available this next grant cycle. All non-residential Pacific Power customers in Oregon are eligible to apply with preference given to community-focused organizations, such as 501(c)(3) and city, county and regional governments.

Applications will be accepted up to Feb. 15, 2019 at 5:00 PM. Recipients will be announced March 2019.

Examples of projects eligible for grants include, but are not limited to:   

  • Businesses of all sizes installing chargers as an amenity for customers and employees.
  • Multi-unit housing owners installing chargers for tenants, either in support of tenant-owned electric cars or in conjunction with offering electric cars for tenant use.
  • Chargers for community car sharing programs to improve access and charging to electric cars in underserved communities.

For detailed eligibility requirements, project qualifications and application forms, please visit pacificpower.net/ev-grants.

Materials may be submitted to plugin@pacificpower.net.

To learn more about the benefits of electric vehicles, visit pacificpower.net/ev.

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DPSST Fire Policy Committee Meeting Scheduled
Ore. Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 01/23/19 2:09 PM

For Immediate Release                                                         

January 23, 2019

Contact:          Mona Riesterer
                        (503) 378-2431

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING

The Fire Policy Committee of the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training will hold a regular meeting at 9:00 a.m. on February 27, 2019.  The meeting will be held in the Boardroom at the Oregon Public Safety Academy located at 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem, Oregon.  The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities.  A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made before the meeting by calling the contact listed above. 

Dial-in number: 888-398-2342 and Participant code: 4256088

If you dial-in for the meeting, please mute your phone unless you are addressing the group.  Doing so will enable you to hear the meeting more effectively.

Agenda items:

1.  Introductions

2.  Approval of Minutes of September 24, 2018 Meeting

3. Review of Policy Committee Bylaws

4. Proposed Rule Changes for OAR 259-009-0005 and 259-009-0062 Maritime Fire Service Operator

    Presented by Kayla Ballrot

5. Administrative Closures  

    Presented by Kayla Ballrot

6.  McCarty, Joshua S. DPSST #36638 – NFPA Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator; Siuslaw Valley Fire & Rescue

     Presented by Kayla Ballrot

7.  Oregon Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Criteria for Inclusion – Information Only

    Presented by Eriks Gabliks

8.  Department Update

9.  Next scheduled FPC meeting – May 22, 2019 @ 9:00 a.m.  

 

Administrative Announcement

This is a public meeting, subject to the public meeting law and it will be recorded. Deliberation of issues will only be conducted by Fire Policy Committee members unless permitted by the Chair. Individuals who engage in disruptive behavior that impedes official business will be asked to stop being disruptive or leave the meeting. Additional measures may be taken to have disruptive individuals removed if their continued presence poses a safety risk to the other persons in the room or makes it impossible to continue the meeting

 

## Background Information on the DPSST ##

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) operates the Oregon Public Safety Academy which spans more than 235 acres in Salem. The Academy is nationally recognized for its innovative training programs and active stakeholder involvement. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director, and Sheriff Jason Myers of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office serves as the Chair of the Board. The department implements minimum standards established by the Board for the training and certification of more than 40,000 city, tribal, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security providers.

DPSST provides training to more than 25,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem: certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and reviews and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the Board.


DPSST Corrections Policy Committee Meeting Scheduled
Ore. Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 01/23/19 2:02 PM

For Immediate Release                                        

January 23, 2019

Contact:                Mona Riesterer
                                (503) 378-2431

Notice of Regular Meeting

The Corrections Policy Committee of the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training will hold a regular meeting at 1:30 p.m. on February 12, 2019. The meeting will be held in the Boardroom at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training located at 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem, Oregon.  The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities.  A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made before the meeting by calling the contact listed above. 

Dial-in number: 888-273-3658 and Participant code: 4711910

If you dial-in for the meeting, please mute your phone unless you are addressing the group.  Doing so will enable you to hear the meeting more effectively.

Agenda Items:

1.  Introductions

2. Approve Meeting Minutes from November 13, 2018

3. Approve Meeting Minutes from December 13, 2018

4. 2018 4th Quarter DOC BCC Review (October-December) Information Only

5. Proposed Rule Change for OAR 259-008-0070 Criminal Justice Moral Fitness Workgroup Recommendations, Part One

Presented by Jennifer Howald

6. Review of Policy Committee Bylaws

7. Administrative Closures – Corrections and Parole & Probation

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

8. Overview of Changed to Professional Standards Case

9. Nichols, Jenalee DPSST #59284, Application for Training; Lane County Parole & Probation

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

10. Foster, Hannah DPSST #58034 (AKA Fredrickson), Application for Training: Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

11. Jackson, Andrew DPSST #54783, Basic Corrections Certifications: Polk County Sheriff’s Office

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

12. Yancey, Douglas DPSST #37761,Basic and Intermediate Corrections Certifications and Instructor Certifications; Department of Corrections – Office of Inspector General

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

13. Theriault, Brandon DPSST #59154, Application for Training: Department of Corrections – SRCI

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

14. Singleton, Roger DPSST #45748, Basic and Intermediate Corrections Certifications; Department of Corrections – WCCF

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

15. Abundis, Richard DPSST #48657, Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Parole & Probation Officer Certifications and Instructor Certification

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

16. Muschek, Steven DPSST #46720, Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Correction Certifications; Washington County Sheriff’s Office

Presented by Kristine Hibberds

17. Department Update

18. Next Regularly Scheduled Meeting – May 14, 2019 @ 1:30 p.m.

 

Administrative Announcement

This is a public meeting, subject to the public meeting law and it will be recorded. Deliberation of issues will only be conducted by Corrections Policy Committee members unless permitted by the Chair. Individuals who engage in disruptive behavior that impedes official business will be asked to stop being disruptive or leave the meeting. Additional measures may be taken to have disruptive individuals removed if their continued presence poses a safety risk to the other persons in the room or makes it impossible to continue the meeting

 

## Background Information on the DPSST ##

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) operates the Oregon Public Safety Academy which spans more than 235 acres in Salem. The Academy is nationally recognized for its innovative training programs and active stakeholder involvement. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director, and Sheriff Jason Myers of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office serves as the Chair of the Board. The department implements minimum standards established by the Board for the training and certification of more than 40,000 city, tribal, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security providers.

DPSST provides training to more than 25,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem: certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and reviews and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the Board.

 


DPSST Police Policy Committee Meeting Scheduled
Ore. Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 01/23/19 1:44 PM

For Immediate Release                                        

January 23, 2019

Contact: Mona Riesterer
                 (503) 378-2431

Notice of Regular Meeting     

The Police Policy Committee of the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training will hold a regular meeting at 10:00 a.m. on February 21, 2019.  The meeting will be held in the Victor G. Atiyeh Boardroom at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem, Oregon.  The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities.  A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made before the meeting by calling the contact listed above.

Dial-in number: 888-273-3658 and Participant code: 4711910

If you dial-in for the meeting, please mute your phone unless you are addressing the group.  Doing so will enable you to hear the meeting more effectively.

Agenda Items:

1.  Introductions

2.  Approve Meeting Minutes of November 15, 2018 Meeting

3.  Proposed Rule Changes for OAR 259-008-0070 – Criminal Justice Moral Fitness Workgroup Recommendations, Part One

Jennifer Howald

4.  Review of Policy Committee Bylaws

5.  Administrative Closures – Police & Regulatory Specialist

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

6.  Overview of Changes to Professional Standards Case

7.  Williams, Gregory DPSST #59293; Application for Training – Oregon State Police

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

8.  Marcellais, Pete DPSST #45295; Basic Police Certification – Marion County Sheriff’s Office

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

9.  Wolfer, James DPSST #51798; Basic Police Certification – Grand Ronde Tribal Police Department

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

10.  Hald, Dustin DPSST #33090; Basic, Intermediate, Advanced and Supervisory Police and Corrections Certifications – Columbia County Sheriff’s Office

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

11. Newberry, Tommy DPSST #21603; Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Police Certifications – West Linn Police Department

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

12. Lineberry, Joshua DPSST #51879; Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Police Certifications – Columbia County Sheriff’s Office

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

13. Dedek, Abraham DPSST 43390; Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Police Certifications – Salem Police Department

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

14. Stubbs, Carl DPSST #36091; Complaint -2018-129CJ – Currently Not Employed

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

15. Department Update

16. Next Police Policy Committee Meeting – May 16, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

 

Administrative Announcement

This is a public meeting, subject to the public meeting law and it will be recorded. Deliberation of issues will only be conducted by Police Policy Committee members unless permitted by the Chair. Individuals who engage in disruptive behavior that impedes official business will be asked to stop being disruptive or leave the meeting. Additional measures may be taken to have disruptive individuals removed if their continued presence poses a safety risk to the other persons in the room or makes it impossible to continue the meeting

 

## Background Information on the DPSST ##

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) operates the Oregon Public Safety Academy which spans more than 235 acres in Salem. The Academy is nationally recognized for its innovative training programs and active stakeholder involvement. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director, and Sheriff Jason Myers of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office serves as the Chair of the Board. The department implements minimum standards established by the Board for the training and certification of more than 40,000 city, tribal, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security providers.

DPSST provides training to more than 25,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem: certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and reviews and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the Board.


DPSST Telecommunications Policy Committee Meeting Scheduled
Ore. Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 01/23/19 1:36 PM

For Immediate Release                                        

January 16, 2019

Contact: Mona Riesterer
                 (503) 378-2431

Notice of Regular Meeting

The Telecommunications Policy Committee of the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training will hold a regular meeting at 9:00 a.m. on February 6, 2019.  The meeting will be held in the Victor G. Atiyeh Boardroom at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem, Oregon.  The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities.  A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made before the meeting by calling the contact listed above. 

Dial-in number: 888-273-3658 and Participant code: 4711910

If you dial-in for the meeting, please mute your phone unless you are addressing the group.  Doing so will enable you to hear the meeting more effectively.

Agenda Items:

1.  Introductions

2.  Approve Minutes of November 7, 2018 Meeting

3.  Review of Policy Committee Bylaws

     Presented by Linsay Hale

4.  Proposed Rule Changes for OAR 259-008-0070; Criminal Justice Moral Fitness Workgroup     Recommendations, Part One

Presented by Jennifer Howald

5.  Administrative Closures – Telecommunicator/Emergency Medical Dispatcher

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

6.  Overview of Changes to Professional Standards Case

      Presented by Linsay Hale

7.  Hall, Samantha DPSST #59027; Application for Training and Subsequent Certification – Medix Ambulance

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

8.  Staff Update

9.  Next Telecommunications Policy Committee Meeting May 1, 2019
     Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

 

Administrative Announcement

This is a public meeting, subject to the public meeting law and it will be recorded. Deliberation of issues will only be conducted by Telecommunication Policy Committee members unless permitted by the Chair. Individuals who engage in disruptive behavior that impedes official business will be asked to stop being disruptive or leave the meeting. Additional measures may be taken to have disruptive individuals removed if their continued presence poses a safety risk to the other persons in the room or makes it impossible to continue the meeting

 

## Background Information on the DPSST ##

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) operates the Oregon Public Safety Academy which spans more than 235 acres in Salem. The Academy is nationally recognized for its innovative training programs and active stakeholder involvement. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director, and Sheriff Jason Myers of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office serves as the Chair of the Board. The department implements minimum standards established by the Board for the training and certification of more than 40,000 city, tribal, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security providers.

DPSST provides training to more than 25,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem: certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and reviews and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the Board.


Serious Injury Crash Highway 201N - Malheur County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 01/23/19 12:55 PM
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Tuesday mornings serious injury crash on Highway 201N in Malheur County.    

On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at approximately 11:22 am, OSP Troopers and First Responders were dispatched to the report of a two vehicle crash on Highway 201N, near milepost 14.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a green Ford Mustang, operated by Robert TURNER, age 53, from Weiser, Id, was northbound on Highway 201N.  For unknown reasons the Mustang crossed the center line and collided nearly head on with a southbound white Dodge pickup, operated by Robert EVANS, age 78, from Weiser, ID. 

Both TURNER and EVANS sustained serious injuries and were air lifted to St. Alphonsus Medical Center in Boise, ID. 

Highway 201N was closed for about two (2) hours.  OSP was assisted by the Malheur County Sheriff’s Office, Oregon Department of Transportation, Lifeflight, Treasure Valley Paramedics and Weiser Fire Department. 

Photographs courtesy of OSP

### www.oregon.gov/OSP ###
Twitter: @ORStatePolice
Facebook: @ospsocial




Attached Media Files: 2019-01/1002/121338/Hwy_201_Crash_2.jpg , 2019-01/1002/121338/Hwy_201_Crash_1.jpg

Oregon State Police requesting assistance in locating person(s) responsible for shooting of Red-Tailed Hawk in Jackson County
Oregon State Police - 01/23/19 12:04 PM

Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish and Wildlife Troopers are asking for assistance from the public in locating and apprehending the person(s) responsible for shooting a red-tailed hawk in Jackson County. 

On January 16, 2019, a Central Point Fish and Wildlife Trooper discovered a red-tailed hawk in Central Point acting strangely.  After investigating, the trooper discovered it to be injured.  Further investigation revealed that the hawk was shot

The Hawk was captured and transported to Wildlife Images where it succumbed to its injuries. 

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Oregon State Police Dispatch at 541-776-6111.  Reference OSP Case Number SP19-018083.

No photographs available for release. 

Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators 

 

The TIP program offers preference point rewards for information leading to an arrest or issuance of a citation for the unlawful take/possession or waste of big game mammals.

 

Preference Point Rewards:

5 Points-Bighorn Sheep

5 Points-Rocky Mountain Goat

5 Points-Moose

5 Points-Wolf

4 Points-Elk

4 Points-Deer

4 Points-Antelope

4 Points-Bear

4 Points-Cougar

 

Or the Oregon Hunters Association TIP reward fund also offers cash rewards for information leading to an arrest or issuance of a citation for the unlawful take/possession or waste of Bighorn Sheep, Rocky Mountain Goat, Moose, Elk, Deer, Antelope, Bear, Cougar, Wolf, Upland Birds, Waterfowl, and Furbearers. Cash rewards can also be awarded for the unlawful take of Game Fish and Shellfish and for Habitat Destruction.

 

CASH REWARDS:
$1,000 Bighorn Sheep, Rocky Mountain Goat and Moose 
$500 Elk, Deer and Antelope 
$300 Bear, Cougar and Wolf 
$300 Habitat Destruction 
$100 Upland Birds and Waterfowl 
$100 Furbearers 

$100 Game Fish and Shellfish 

How to Report a Wildlife and/or Habitat Law Violation or Suspicious Activity: 

TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 or OSP (677)

TIP E-Mail: TIP@state.or.us (Monitored M-F 8:00AM - 5:00PM)

 

 

### www.oregon.gov/OSP ###
Twitter: @ORStatePolice
Facebook: @ospsocial


Oregon State Police requesting assistance in locating person(s) responsible for waste of three cow elk - Tillamook County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 01/23/19 11:17 AM
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The Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish and Wildlife Division is asking for the public's assistance in identifying the person(s) responsible for shooting and leaving three cow elk in Tillamook County.

On January 12, 2019, OSP Fish and Wildlife Troopers from the Tillamook and Newport offices responded to the scene. The investigation revealed three cow Elk were shot and killed with a high caliber rifle and were left to waste in a clear-cut approximately 2.5 miles from Highway 6 on Fox Creek Road. Troopers were able to gather evidence from the scene.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Oregon State Police Dispatch at 1(503) 842-4433.  Reference OSP Case Number SP19-013862. 

Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators 

 

The TIP program offers preference point rewards for information leading to an arrest or issuance of a citation for the unlawful take/possession or waste of big game mammals.

 

Preference Point Rewards:

5 Points-Bighorn Sheep

5 Points-Rocky Mountain Goat

5 Points-Moose

5 Points-Wolf

4 Points-Elk

4 Points-Deer

4 Points-Antelope

4 Points-Bear

4 Points-Cougar

 

Or the Oregon Hunters Association TIP reward fund also offers cash rewards for information leading to an arrest or issuance of a citation for the unlawful take/possession or waste of Bighorn Sheep, Rocky Mountain Goat, Moose, Elk, Deer, Antelope, Bear, Cougar, Wolf, Upland Birds, Waterfowl, and Furbearers. Cash rewards can also be awarded for the unlawful take of Game Fish and Shellfish and for Habitat Destruction.

 

CASH REWARDS:
$1,000 Bighorn Sheep, Rocky Mountain Goat and Moose 
$500 Elk, Deer and Antelope 
$300 Bear, Cougar and Wolf 
$300 Habitat Destruction 
$100 Upland Birds and Waterfowl 
$100 Furbearers 

$100 Game Fish and Shellfish 

How to Report a Wildlife and/or Habitat Law Violation or Suspicious Activity: 

TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 or OSP (677)

TIP E-Mail: TIP@state.or.us (Monitored M-F 8:00AM - 5:00PM)

 

### www.oregon.gov/OSP ###
Twitter: @ORStatePolice
Facebook: @ospsocial




Attached Media Files: 2019-01/1002/121332/Fox_Creek_Elk_2.jpg , 2019-01/1002/121332/Fox_Creek_Elk_1.jpg

Oregon State Police requesting assistance in locating person(s) responsible for waste of bull elk - Lincoln County
Oregon State Police - 01/23/19 10:30 AM

The Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public’s help to identify the person(s) responsible for the unlawful take and waste of a 5-point bull elk in Lincoln County.

On January 8, 2019, OSP Fish and Wildlife Troopers were notified by a land owner of a dead bull elk found left to waste near Hidden Valley Road, in Toledo.

Investigation revealed the elk had been shot and killed by a high powered rifle.

The public is urged to call Oregon State Police Trooper Jason Adkins through the Turn In Poachers (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888 or (541) 961-8859, or by email to TIP@state.or.us.  Reference OSP Case Number SP19-022825.  No photographs currently available for release. 

Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators 

 

The TIP program offers preference point rewards for information leading to an arrest or issuance of a citation for the unlawful take/possession or waste of big game mammals.

 

Preference Point Rewards:

5 Points-Bighorn Sheep

5 Points-Rocky Mountain Goat

5 Points-Moose

5 Points-Wolf

4 Points-Elk

4 Points-Deer

4 Points-Antelope

4 Points-Bear

4 Points-Cougar

 

Or the Oregon Hunters Association TIP reward fund also offers cash rewards for information leading to an arrest or issuance of a citation for the unlawful take/possession or waste of Bighorn Sheep, Rocky Mountain Goat, Moose, Elk, Deer, Antelope, Bear, Cougar, Wolf, Upland Birds, Waterfowl, and Furbearers. Cash rewards can also be awarded for the unlawful take of Game Fish and Shellfish and for Habitat Destruction.

 

CASH REWARDS:
$1,000 Bighorn Sheep, Rocky Mountain Goat and Moose 
$500 Elk, Deer and Antelope 
$300 Bear, Cougar and Wolf 
$300 Habitat Destruction 
$100 Upland Birds and Waterfowl 
$100 Furbearers 

$100 Game Fish and Shellfish 

How to Report a Wildlife and/or Habitat Law Violation or Suspicious Activity: 

TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 or OSP (677)

TIP E-Mail: TIP@state.or.us (Monitored M-F 8:00AM - 5:00PM)

### www.oregon.gov/OSP ###
Twitter: @ORStatePolice
Facebook: @ospsocial


Student Charged After Making School Threat
Roseburg Police Dept. - 01/23/19 9:26 AM

On Friday, January 18th, 2019 a threat was found written on a bathroom stall at Fremont Middle School in Roseburg.  The threat indicated an act of violence was going to occur on another date.  During a subsequent investigation by school staff and a Roseburg Police Department School Resource Officer, a 14 year old female was identified as the person who wrote the threat.

The juvenile was interviewed and ultimately said she had done it in an attempt to get school canceled, and that she had no intention of hurting anyone.  She was taken into custody and lodged at the Douglas County Juvenile Detention Center for Disorderly Conduct in the First Degree and Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree.


Tue. 01/22/19
Smoke Management Advisory Committee to meet in Salem on Jan. 30, 2019 (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 01/22/19 4:25 PM
The Oregon Board of Forestry has adopted new rules governing smoke from controlled burning of woody debris, such as these slash piles.
The Oregon Board of Forestry has adopted new rules governing smoke from controlled burning of woody debris, such as these slash piles.
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SALEM, Ore. — Oregon’s Smoke Management Advisory Committee will meet Jan. 30, 2019 in Salem. On the agenda are reports from the Department of Environmental Quality and the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Fire Protection Division; a summary of the 2018 burning season, and a summary of smoke intrusions. In addition, during the afternoon the committee will discuss and develop an implementation plan for the recently approved updated Smoke Management Rules.

The public is invited to attend and there will be a period for public comment in the morning. The meeting is in the Santiam Room in Building D on the campus of the Oregon Department of Forestry, 2600 State Street in Salem. It will last from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. The meeting space is accessible to persons with disabilities. Requests for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made at least 48 hours before the meeting by contacting Shauna Morris at 503-945-7529.

Created by the Legislature in 1989, the five-member committee assists and advises the Oregon Department of Forestry in carrying out its Smoke Management Program. Members are appointed by the State Forester to serve a two-year term, which is renewable.

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Attached Media Files: The Oregon Board of Forestry has adopted new rules governing smoke from controlled burning of woody debris, such as these slash piles.

CCO Metrics Technical Advisory Workgroup meets January 24 in Portland
Oregon Health Authority - 01/22/19 3:50 PM

January 22, 2019

Contact: Allyson Hagen, 503-449-6457, allyson.hagen@state.or.us (media inquiries)

Pete Edlund, 503-931-8873, .m.edlund@state.or.us">peter.m.edlund@state.or.us (meeting information or accommodation)

CCO Metrics Technical Advisory Workgroup meets January 24 in Portland

What: A public meeting of the Oregon Health Authority’s CCO Metrics Technical Advisory Workgroup.

When: January 24, 1-3 p.m.

Where: Five Oak Building (formerly Lincoln Building) Suite 850, Mary Conference Room, 421 SW Oak St, Portland. The public also may join remotely through a webinar at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/4851900018377321985 and listen-only conference line at 888-398-2342, access code 5731389.

Agenda: Welcome and introductions; updates; overview of social complexity data; Dental Quality Alliance (DQA) dental sealants – potential specification changes; 2020 effective contraceptive use specifications: TAG input on use of unspecified codes; substance use disorder measure review; adjourn.

For more information, please visit the committee's website at http://www.oregon.gov/OHA/HPA/ANALYTICS/Pages/Metrics-Technical-Advisory-Group.aspx.

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Everyone has a right to know about and use Oregon Health Authority (OHA) programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:

  • Sign language and spoken language interpreters
  • Written materials in other languages
  • Braille
  • Large print
  • Audio and other formats

If you need help or have questions, please contact Pete Edlund at 503-931-8873, 711 TTY, .m.edlund@state.or.us">peter.m.edlund@state.or.us, at least 48 hours before the meeting.


142nd Fighter Wing to conduct temporary Night Flying Operations
Oregon Military Department - 01/22/19 3:26 PM

PORTLAND, Oregon – The Oregon Air National Guard’s 142nd Fighter Wing will conduct routine F-15 Eagle night training missions starting Jan. 22 through Jan. 24, 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 provide an economic impact of nearly $500 million to the region. The 142nd Fighter Wing defends our homeland with F-15 Eagle fighter jets, guarding the Pacific Northwest skies from northern California to the Canadian border, on 24/7 Aerospace Control Alert as part of Air Combat Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). Their mission is to provide unequalled, mission-ready units to sustain combat aerospace superiority and peacetime tasking any time, any place in service to our nation, state and community.

Contact Info:
Public Affairs Office
142nd Fighter Wing
503-335-4347


Tri-County Regional Behavioral Health Collaborative Youth and Families Workgroup meets January 29 in Portland
Oregon Health Authority - 01/22/19 3:26 PM

January 22, 2019

Media contact: Saerom England, 971-239-6483, om.y.england@dhsoha.state.or.us">saerom.y.england@dhsoha.state.or.us

Tri-County Regional Behavioral Health Collaborative Youth and Families Workgroup meets January 29 in Portland

What: The first meeting of the Tri-County Regional Behavioral Health Collaborative Youth and Families Workgroup.

Agenda: Describe the Regional Behavioral Health Collaborative and focus on peer-delivered services and substance use disorder; discuss the role of the workgroup; review opportunities, barriers and resources identified at the November 6 kickoff meeting.

When: January 29, 1-3 p.m.

Where: Portland State Office Building Room 1A, 800 NE Oregon Street, Portland.

The Tri-County Regional Behavioral Health Collaborative brings together multiple sectors across the Portland metro area to collectively address and prevent behavioral health challenges. It has a focus on peer-delivered services and substance use disorder activities that can make an impact in 12 to 24 months.

For more information, see the RBHC website at https://www.oregon.gov/OHA/HSD/BHP/Pages/Regional-Collaboratives.aspx.

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Everyone has a right to know about and use Oregon Health Authority (OHA) programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:

•         Sign language and spoken language interpreters

•         Written materials in other languages

•         Braille

•         Large print

•         Audio and other formats

If you need help or have questions, please contact Summer Boslaugh at 503-753-9688, 711 TTY or email .h.boslaugh@dhsoha.state.or.us">summer.h.boslaugh@dhsoha.state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.

 


Tri-County Regional Behavioral Health Collaborative Medical Community Collaboration Workgroup meets January 28 in Portland
Oregon Health Authority - 01/22/19 3:16 PM

January 22, 2019

Media contact: Saerom England, 971-239-6483, om.y.england@state.or.us">saerom.y.england@state.or.us

Tri-County Regional Behavioral Health Collaborative Medical Community Collaboration Workgroup meets January 28 in Portland

What: The first meeting of the Tri-County Regional Behavioral Health Collaborative Medical Community Collaboration Workgroup.

Agenda: Describe the Regional Behavioral Health Collaborative and focus on peer-delivered services and substance use disorder; discuss the role of the workgroup; review opportunities, barriers and resources identified at the November 6 kickoff meeting.

When: January 28, 1-3 p.m.

Where: Portland State Office Building Room 1A, 800 NE Oregon Street, Portland.

The Tri-County Regional Behavioral Health Collaborative brings together multiple sectors across the Portland metro area to collectively address and prevent behavioral health challenges. It has a focus on peer-delivered services and substance use disorder activities that can make an impact in 12 to 24 months.

For more information, see the RBHC website at https://www.oregon.gov/OHA/HSD/BHP/Pages/Regional-Collaboratives.aspx.

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Everyone has a right to know about and use Oregon Health Authority (OHA) programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:

•         Sign language and spoken language interpreters

•         Written materials in other languages

•         Braille

•         Large print

•         Audio and other formats

If you need help or have questions, please contact Summer Boslaugh at 503-753-9688, 711 TTY or email .h.boslaugh@state.or.us">summer.h.boslaugh@state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.

 


Detectives Make Arrest on Large Theft
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 01/22/19 3:10 PM

Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon reports that on January 21, 2019, his detectives arrested Mary Ellen Gray, 68 of Richland Missouri, after a lengthy investigation discovered the theft of funds from a retirement account belonging to her mother Lena Fenn, 86 of Millersburg. 

The investigation began when Adult Protective Services notified the Linn County Sheriff’s Office that Mary Gray had allegedly withdrawn thousands of dollars from her mother’s retirement account.  Detectives subpoenaed financial records and determined Mary Gray withdrew in excess of $300,000 from the account over a two-year period and used that money for her own personal gain. 

Mary Gray moved to Richland Missouri in 2017.  Detectives learned that Mary Gray was back in town and located her at her mother’s residence.  Mary Gray was arrested and charged with Aggravated Theft in the first degree and Criminal Mistreatment in the first degree.  She is currently lodged at the Linn County Jail. 


Search Underway for City of Prineville Roundabout Artwork
StingRay Communications - 01/22/19 12:57 PM

Northwest artists invited to submit original designs that will serve as visual gateway to Prineville and the Ochocos

(PRINEVILLE, Ore)—With the completion of the Tom McCall Roundabout, Oregon’s second-largest single lane traffic circle designed to accommodate highway-caliber traffic, the City of Prineville is conducting a search for an original, large scale, interpretive public artwork to adorn it.

Situated at the intersection of Highway 126 and Tom McCall Drive at the west entrance of Prineville, the roundabout artwork will symbolize the history and character of the community, while serving as a welcome to both visitors and residents.

No public dollars are being tapped for Prineville’s roundabout art initiative. The project cost -- $125,000 -- is funded in full by local private sources.

“The Tom McCall Roundabout Art Design is an exciting opportunity to celebrate our unique, high desert community,” said Prineville Mayor Steve Uffelman. “We’re looking for a regional artist who can take inspiration from the community's recreational opportunities, natural beauty, and cultural heritage to create a well-integrated, visual focal point worthy of this special place.”

One of the first incorporated cities in Oregon, Prineville is geographically located at the center of the state and serves as a gateway to the Ochoco National Forest and Crooked River National Grassland, as well as thousands of acres of public lands.

Only Northwest artists residing in Oregon, Washington or Idaho may submit a Request for Proposal (RFP), which are being accepted through March 5.

For more project details and submission guidelines, visit http://bit.ly/PrinevilleRoundabout 

About the City of Prineville

Located east of the Cascade mountains in Oregon’s high desert, the City of Prineville is a resurgent rural community that has preserved its small-town, ranching roots and Western lifestyle while embracing smart growth in a business-friendly environment. With a population nearing 10,000 residents, the county seat of Crook County attracts a diversity of business and lifestyle interests, including tech giants Facebook and Apple, recreational enthusiasts, and a thriving agricultural industry. Incorporated in 1880, City of Prineville operates the oldest continuously running municipal short line railway in the U.S., as well as a public golf course, and airport. Prineville boasts numerous recreational assets, including the Ochoco National Forest and Crooked River, and remains a popular destination for anglers and hunters. For more information on City services and programs visit cityofprineville.com.

 


Testing for radon is peace of mind for Portland homeowner
Oregon Health Authority - 01/22/19 9:02 AM

January 22, 2019

Media contact: Delia Hernández, 503-422-7179, PHD.Communications@state.or.us

Testing for radon is peace of mind for Portland homeowner

January is Radon Action Month to encourage testing during winter months

Many parts of Oregon remain at risk of high radon levels, and for one Portland family it meant listening to their realtor, who not only helped them find their dream home, but was also looking out for their safety.

“Our realtor told us that we should have it tested for radon as part of our inspection. I had not even heard of radon or what it was,” explained Melanie Boekee. “There were borderline levels of radon, so we asked the seller to install a mitigation system.”

Radon is odorless, tasteless and invisible. It is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that comes up from the ground and is drawn into buildings, where it can build up to dangerous levels. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that radon is responsible for more than 20,000 lung cancer deaths per year in the United States. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. after cigarette smoking, and the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers.

Five years after the mitigation system was installed at the Boekees’ home, Melanie is re-testing for radon to ensure the air she is breathing is safe. “The radon test kit was easy to find. They have them all over the place, even on Amazon. It was very easy to use—it only took a couple of minutes to get it set up.”

Many test kits are priced between $15 and $25. Radon problems can be fixed by qualified contractors for a cost similar to that of many common home repairs, such as painting or having a new water heater installed. The best time to test for radon is during the heating season, when the windows and doors are closed up tight. This is when you would expect to find the highest radon levels in your home.

“Every homeowner should test their home for radon every two to five years,” recommends Kari Christensen, Radon Program coordinator at the Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division. “Unfortunately, there are many cities and zip codes in the state for which no testing has been done and the Radon Program has little to no data.”

The Radon Program collects radon test data from test kit manufacturers in an effort to understand which areas of the state have the potential for high radon levels, and to identify areas where educational outreach efforts need to be focused. The program is offering a free radon test kit to residents whose homes are in zip codes with fewer than 20 radon test results. Residents can send an email to adon.program@state.or.us">radon.program@state.or.us to receive instructions on how to get a free test kit, which will be provided while supplies last.

Many regions of the state are at moderate risk of having high radon levels, with several pockets of high-risk areas in the Northwest, around the Willamette Valley, and in eastern and southern Oregon, according to 2018 data published on the Oregon Radon Program website, www.healthoregon.org/radon. A large swath of Portland, particularly in the north, northeastern and southeastern parts of the city, also was found to be at high risk.

“We want that peace of mind, to know that we are safe,” Melanie said of re-testing her home. An update showing Melanie’s radon test results will be posted on OHA’s Facebook page within the next couple of weeks.

There will be an opportunity to attend a free, educational event to learn about radon, areas of concern, health effects and community resources. For details about the event visit: http://northwestradoncoalition.com.

For more information on radon testing and mitigation, radon-resistant new construction, or to order a test kit online, call the Oregon Radon Program at 971-673-0440 or www.healthoregon.org/radon.

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Museum Presents Annual Day Of Fun And Learning For Those With Special Needs
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum - 01/22/19 9:00 AM

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum dedicates a full day of activities and workshops each year to serve the special needs community

McMinnville, Oregon, January 22, 2019 – On Saturday, January 26, from 10am to 3pm, the Museum holds its annual Reaching for the Stars event, with the objective to create a memorable and joyful learning experience for participants of all ages with developmental or physical disabilities. All event activities and spaces are wheelchair-accessible and tailored to accommodate a wide variety of participant needs. Event highlights include hands-on workshops, exploration tables, informational booths and more. Our friends from the local Star Wars group Cloud City Garrison will make an appearance, and Oregon State University’s rocket team will build and launch rockets!

Museum Education Director Kathryn Sinor says, “This Saturday will be a full day of fun happenings! Guests will be able to participate in activities all about flight on this planet—and outside it—as a fun scavenger hunt will lead them through the Museum. From learning about hot air balloons to taking pictures in front of alien moons to launching rockets, there will be tons of opportunities to learn about aviation and space in the Museum!”

Pre-registration is required. Cost is $5 per participant, and caretakers receive free admission. Register online at www.evergreenmuseum.org.

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ABOUT EVERGREEN AVIATION & SPACE MUSEUM: 
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Call 503-434-4180 or visit www.evergreenmuseum.org for more information. 

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is best known as the home of the world's largest wooden aircraft, the Hughes Flying Boat "Spruce Goose." The Museum collection also includes a rare SR-71 "Blackbird," and the Titan II SLV Missile--with its original launch room, and a full-motion interactive flight simulator ride. Discover more than 150 historic aircraft, spacecraft, and exhibits on display, along with artwork and traveling exhibits. The Museum values its educational partnerships, which include the Academy of Model Aeronautics, the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, the Oregon Space Consortium and the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program. The Museum is located at 500 NE Captain Michael King Smith Way, across the highway from the McMinnville Airport and about three miles southeast of McMinnville, Ore., on Highway 18. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @evergreenmuseum for the latest updates. 


Mon. 01/21/19
Lincoln City Police Investigating "Credit Card Skimmer" Fraud At Local ATM (Photo)
Lincoln City Police - 01/21/19 3:25 PM
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Lincoln City Police have opened a fraud investigation involving the use of a “credit card skimmer” device that was placed on a local ATM. On or around 1-18-2019, personnel from TLC-Fibre Federal Credit Union learned several of their customers appeared to have fraudulent activity on their credit cards.  According to their spokesperson, the customers reported having only used the ATM at the Lincoln City branch.  TLC-Fibre Federal Credit Union personnel immediately reviewed the surveillance footage from their ATM, located at 2004 NW 36th St, and found images of a suspicious male apparently tampering with the machine.  Based on the video times, it appears this male placed a "credit card skimmer" device on the ATM on 1-8-2019 and removed it in the morning of 1-10-2019.  The Lincoln City Police Department has been provided with screenshots of the possible suspect and are asking Lincoln City residents for their assistance in identifying him.

Credit card skimmers are devices that are attached over the credit/debit card receiver slot of an ATM and look identical to the actual receiver. Once a credit/debit card is passed through the skimmer device and into the ATM, the device captures all the information from that credit/debit card. The ATM will still function normally while the skimmer device is attached. The captured information on the skimmer can then be downloaded and used to commit fraudulent purchases. The best way to ensure a skimmer device is not attached to the machine is to inspect the credit/debit card receiver slot on ATM for any signs of tampering or loose equipment. It is also recommended that you pull on the received slot to make sure it is securely attached. If you discover a skimming device on an ATM, you should refrain from handling it and call your local law enforcement agency to report the incident.   

The Lincoln City Police Department would like to ask anyone who used their credit/debit cards at the Lincoln City TLC-Fibre Federal Credit Union ATM between the dates of 1-8-2019 and 1-10-2019, to review their account history and check for fraudulent activity. Those persons finding any fraudulent activity are encouraged to assemble their financial records (dates, times, amounts, etc.) before contacting the investigating officer, Sr. Officer Liden.  

Submitted By:

Sergeant Jeffrey Winn




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OMSI Offers Free General Admission to Furloughed Federal Employees
OMSI - 01/21/19 2:33 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is offering free general admission for furloughed federal employees and their families during the partial government shutdown. 

In an effort to ease the financial burden for federal employees in the community, OMSI joins a number of other institutions opening their doors to families impacted during the shutdown including the Oregon Zoo, Portland Japanese Garden, Oregon Historical Society and the Portland Art Museum.
 
“OMSI is a place where our community can come together to seek inspiration and ignite their curiosity. I hope a visit to the museum will ease the stress and offer an educational respite for families affected by the shutdown,” said Nancy Stueber, OMSI president and CEO.
 
The offer is good for up to four people and will last throughout the shutdown. It is also good for federal contractors who are affected. To receive free general admission, furloughed employees must show their federal ID or badge at the front desk.

About OMSI

Founded in 1944, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is one of the nation’s leading science museums, a world-class tourist attraction, and an award-winning educational resource for the kid in each of us. OMSI operates the largest museum-based outdoor science education program in the country and provides traveling and community outreach programs that bring science learning opportunities to schools and community organizations in every county in Oregon and throughout the region. OMSI is located at 1945 SE Water Avenue, Portland, OR 97214. For general information, call 503.797.4000 or visit omsi.edu.


2nd Fatal Crash into Williamette River for January 2019 in Benton County (Photo)
Benton Co. Sheriff's Office - 01/21/19 2:03 PM
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Deputies from the Benton County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle crash into the Willamette River on Highway 20, mile marker 2, just east of Corvallis at 7:30 am today, January 21, 2019

The location was approximately a half mile east of the location where a car had driven off Highway 20 on January 7, 2019.

A witness to the crash immediately called 911.

Multiple public safety agencies rushed to the scene in an attempt to locate survivors, including Benton County Marine Patrol, Linn County Sheriff’s Office, Corvallis Fire, Albany Fire, Corvallis Police and Oregon Department of Transportation. Highway 20 was closed for over 3 hours while the crash was investigated.

The vehicle was fully submerged but visible in the river.

Divers with the Linn County Sheriff’s Office were able to connect a tow cable and the car was pulled from the river.

The driver of the vehicle was the only occupant of the car and he was deceased.

The driver of the car, 77 year old Kenneth T. Leys of Albany, may have had a medical event as he traveled west on Highway 20 towards Corvallis.

Mr. Lays was driving a 2102 Red Chevy Cruze when it left Highway 20 at a high rate of speed, hitting a tree and then going into the Willamette River.

There is no indication of alcohol or drugs as being a factor in the crash.

 




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Coffee with a Cop in Shady Cove Tuesday (Photo)
Jackson Co. Sheriff's Office - 01/21/19 7:46 AM
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SHADY COVE, Ore. – The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) invites local residents to chat over a cup of coffee this Tuesday in Shady Cove.  The “Coffee with a Cop” event will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on January 22, 2019, at Mac’s Diner, 21900 Highway 62.

JCSO plans "Coffee with a Cop" events quarterly, hosted by local businesses around the county.  The informal setting allows citizens to interact with deputies when they aren’t busy with emergencies, investigations, and other duties.  There is no charge to attend and partake in coffee; attendees have the option to purchase food items on their own.

“Coffee with a Cop” originated in 2011 in Hawthorne, Calif., as a way for local law enforcement officers to engage with community members.  Since then, the idea has spread across the United States and beyond.

Those who are interested can learn more about “Coffee with a Cop” at https://coffeewithacop.com .  For more information on local efforts, contact Sgt. Julie Denney at (541) 770-8927.  

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1200 Kaiser Permanente Northwest employees to participate in Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
Kaiser Permanente Northwest - 01/21/19 7:41 AM

1200 Kaiser Permanente Northwest employees to participate in Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

In Portland, more than 350 volunteers will give a “face-lift” to Harold Oliver and Parklane Elementary schools

When:

Monday, January 21

10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

More than 350 KPNW and community volunteers will work to beautify Harold Oliver and Parklane Elementary schools in the Rosewood neighborhood, on the boundary of Portland and Gresham.

Timeline:

  • 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Capture broll of volunteers painting and doing other projects. Interview lead volunteer coordinator.
  • 12:00 p.m.: Ruth Williams-Brinkley (President, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals of the Northwest) will arrive and be available for interviews.
  • 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.: Volunteers will gather for a brief program, during which Ruth Williams-Brinkley will announce a grant to the Rosewood Initiative, a nonprofit leading a neighborhood revitalization effort focused on education, affordable housing and community wellness.

Centennial School District Superintendent Dr. Paul Coakley will speak as well.

Audio connection will be available

 

Where:

 

 

 

Visuals:

Harold Oliver Elementary School Cafeteria

15840 SE Taylor
Portland, OR 97233

(Note: Harold Oliver and Parklane are adjacent to one another, and volunteers will be working at both locations)

  • KP employees and Rosewood community members painting, sorting books, and participating in other beautification activities
  • “Big check” grant to The Rosewood Initiative during the noon program

What:

Harold Oliver and Parklane schools each serve 390 kids from Kindergarten through 6th grade. Volunteers will participate in a variety of building beautification projects.

 

Background:

For the 15th consecutive year, Kaiser Permanente physicians, dentists and staff are celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. day by making it a “day on” rather than a day off, and rolling up their sleeves in remembrance of Dr. King’s commitment to community service.

From January 15th through January 25, more than 1200 Kaiser Permanente employees, friends, and family members will volunteer at a total of 50 service projects across the Northwest region.


Sun. 01/20/19
Residential Structure Fire - 116 NE Athena Avenue - 1-20-19 (Photo)
Roseburg Fire Department - 01/20/19 9:27 PM
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At 4:40 p.m. on January 20, 2019, the Roseburg Fire Department was dispatched to a residential structure fire at 116 NE Athena Avenue. The fire was reported by a nearby neighbor.  The neighbor stated smoke was coming out of the residential structure with no flames seen.  The neighbor reported an occupant was inside the structure and unable to exit the residence.

Firefighters arrived on scene to find smoke billowing from the residential structure. Upon arrival, firefighters entered the structure with knowledge of a possible rescue.  Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire and were able to protect the surrounding structures from damage. Unfortunately, the resident of the structure, 76 year old Elaine Hamlin and two of her cats did not survive the fire.   Next of kin has been notified.


The structure which is valued at $6,800 was determined to be a total loss due to the water, smoke, and structural damage to the residence.   The exact cause of the fire is under investigation.  The fire was determined to be accidental in nature.


A total of 13 firefighters assisted with firefighting operations. Other agencies assisting with the fire included Douglas County Fire District #2, Pacific Power, Roseburg Police Department, Umpqua Valley Ambulance, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, and the Douglas County Medical Examiner’s Office.


 




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Reported Shooting In Roseburg
Roseburg Police Dept. - 01/20/19 8:52 PM

On Sunday, January 20, 2019 at approximately 1500 hours the Roseburg Police Department responded to the report of a possible shooting under the Stewart Parkway bridge near Harvard Avenue. The incident reportedly happened in a homeless camp in the area and when Officers arrived they found two victims, an adult male and female, who claimed they were shot.  The male had severe head injuries and the female had a leg injury.

Officers set up a perimeter, and the area was cleared, but no one else was found in the camp.  During a subsequent investigation it was determined the firearms were BB or pellet guns that appeared real.  The investigation also revealed there was a disturbance between several people in the camp, and during that disturbance the injured male was struck over the head with one of the BB guns, and then he fell and struck his head causing further injury.  The male was transported to Mercy Hospital but his condition declined and he was transferred to OHSU in Portland for further treatment.

During the investigation there was nothing discovered that led us to believe any firearms other than the BB guns were involved.  The scene has been cleared now, but the investigation is ongoing.  The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and the Oregon State Police assisted with perimeter security during the incident.

At this point there have been no arrests, but the investigation is ongoing.  There is no further threat to the community at this time and all involved persons have been contacted.


Single vehicle fatal crash on Hwy 42 - Douglas County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 01/20/19 12:25 PM
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On Saturday, January 19, 2019, at approximately 10:20 P.M. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Hwy 42 near milepost 65.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2003 BMW 325i, operated by Sharp Slaughter (21) of Roseburg, was traveling westbound on Hwy 42 when for unknown reasons veered off the road and struck a power pole.

Slaughter sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

A passenger in the BMW, Matthew Mendoza (22) from Roseburg, was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

The eastbound lane of Hwy 42 was closed for about three hours following the crash.

OSP was assisted by Tenmile Rural Fire, ODOT, Winston PD, and the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

 

 




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Sat. 01/19/19
One person dies in three vehicle crash on Hwy 211 - Clackamas County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 01/19/19 12:17 PM
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On Friday, January 18, 2019, at approximately 5:45 P.M. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a three vehicle crash on Hwy 211 near milepost 3.

Preliminary investigation reveals that a Honda Accord was southbound on Hwy 211 when they lost control of their vehicle and slid sideways into the northbound lane.  A Chevrolet Van, operated by Illia Burigin (27) of Canby, was northbound and unable to avoid the Accord and the vehicles collided .  Moments after the collision, a Ford Contour, operated by Steven Furlow (28) of Mulino, was unable to avoid the initial crash and crashed into the Chevrolet Van.

The operator of the Honda Accord sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.  The name will be released after OSP can confirm that notifications have been made.

Burgin and Furlow were not transported as result of the crash.

There was heavy rains in the area at the time of the collision.

OSP was assisted by the Monitor Fire Department and ODOT.

 

 

 




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Fri. 01/18/19
One person dies in two vehicle crash on Hwy 97 - Deschutes County
Oregon State Police - 01/18/19 10:38 PM

On Friday, January 18, 2019, at approximately 3:00 P.M. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle head on crash on Hwy 97 near milepost 159.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a white Toyota Camry, operated by Kevin Werts (56) of LaPine, was southbound on Hwy 97 and lost control and slid into the northbound lane and collided with a gray Hyundai Santa Fe, operated by Susan Pitarro (70) of Bend.

The roadway conditions at the time of the crash were packed snow and ice.

Werts sustained fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Pitarro and her passenger, Terry Thopson (63) of Bend, were transported to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend with serious injuries.

OSP was assisted by the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Sunriver Police Department, Sunriver Fire Department, LaPine Fire Department, and ODOT.




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Oregon Disabilities Commission to meet Jan. 22
Oregon Department of Human Services - 01/18/19 7:24 PM

(Salem, Ore.) – The Oregon Disabilities Commission (ODC) will meet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, at the DHS Building, 3406 Cherry Ave., Room 123, Salem, Oregon, 97301. The meeting is open to the public.

The agenda includes regular ODC business, review and approval of the agenda, ODC business and other topics.

Those who can’t attend in person may call into the meeting using this conference line and access code: 503-934-1400, 3883438#.

The meeting location is accessible to people with disabilities. For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact Lori Watt at Lori.C.Watt@state.or.us  Requests should be made at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.

For questions about the meeting, please contact: Jeff Puterbaugh, policy analyst at Jeffrey.L.Puterbaugh@state.or.us.

 About the Oregon Disabilities Commission

The Oregon Disabilities Commission is charged by state statute to advise the Department of Human Services, the Governor, the Legislative Assembly and appropriate state agency administrators on issues related to achieving the full economic, social, legal and political equity of individuals with disabilities. ODC also acts as a coordinating link between and among public and private organizations services individuals with disabilities.

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Quality Measurement Council meets Jan. 23
Oregon Department of Human Services - 01/18/19 7:13 PM

(Wilsonville, Ore.) – The Quality Measurement Council will meet from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Jan. 23, in Training Rooms 1 and 2 at the Oregon Child Development Coalition, 9140 S.W. Pioneer Court, Wilsonville, Oregon, 97070.

The Quality Measurement Council was formed with the passage of House Bill 3359 in 2017. The council meeting is open to the public.

Agenda items include will include a discussion on collecting and reporting metrics.

Sign language interpreters and live captioning will be provided. Those who are unable to attend in person, may join by calling toll-free phone number, 1-888-363-4735, and using Conference ID #3439085. 

The meeting location is accessible to people with disabilities. For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact Rebecca Mapes at 1-541-735-0058 or Rebecca.Mapes@state.or.us  Requests should be made at least 48 hours before the meeting.

For questions about this meeting, please contact: Rebecca Mapes at 1-541-735-0058 or Rebecca.Mapes@state.or.us

About the Quality Measurement Council

The council was established to create and maintain a system through which community-based, long-term care facilities report reliable and meaningful data that will make possible a system for measuring a facility’s performance compared with other long-term care providers in the state.


Oregon SNAP (Food Stamp) benefits for February were issued TODAY due to federal government shutdown
Oregon Food Bank - 01/18/19 3:12 PM

Oregonians participating in SNAP were issued February SNAP benefits early – today - roughly two weeks earlier than normal. 

Oregon was instructed to do this by USDA due to a quirk of the federal government shutdown.

Oregon SNAP participants should be aware that after today, no additional benefits will be issued in February. Just like normal, these SNAP benefits do not expire and will remain on the card until a household uses them.

New applicants can still apply for SNAP and receive benefits. These are being processed normally and will continue to be accepted in February.

For Oregonians who need to take action on their SNAP case in January (such as an Interim Change Report or Recertification), clients should complete that as soon as possible. These are being processed as normal. SNAP households that turn in this paperwork after January 18 will receive their February benefits as soon as the paperwork is processed.

As of now, the timing of March SNAP benefits is unknown due to the shutdown.  

As of now, the government shutdown is not affecting the way people receive other nutrition assistance like school meals, WIC or food pantries.

Additional Information and Resources:

 

 


9-1-1 Operators to Graduate from Oregon Public Safety Academy / DPSST
Ore. Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 01/18/19 12:24 PM

The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is pleased to announce the graduation of its 112th Basic Telecommunications Class.

The two-week course includes emergency call handling techniques, stress management, civil liability, ethics, criminal law, overview of fire-rescue and law enforcement operations, and a number of other topics. Upon completion of the course, students will return to their employing agency to continue their training for a number of months with a field training officer.

The 9-1-1 training program began in 1993 when the Oregon Legislative Assembly enacted legislation which requires that individuals who receive emergency calls for assistance from the public, meet professional standards for training and certification. There are approximately 950 men and women across the state who work in this profession in city, county, tribal, regional, and state public safety communications centers.

Basic Telecommunications #BT112 Graduation will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 25, 2019, at the Oregon Public Safety Academy, 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem, Oregon. Telephone: 503-378-2100.  The guest speaker is Rita Allman, Communications Supervisor of the Umatilla Tribal Police Department.  DPSST would like to invite you to join us in observing the ceremony and congratulating Basic Telecommunications #BT112 on their successful completion of basic training.

The graduating students appreciate the family, friends and guests who make graduation an appropriate conclusion to their basic training at the Oregon Public Safety Academy.

Reception immediately following.

Members of Basic Telecommunications Class #112

 

Dispatcher Kathryn Barnes

Florence Police Department

 

Telecommunicator Stacey Batten

Albany Police Department

 

Dispatcher James Bray

Clackamas County Communications

 

Dispatcher Shayla Castleberry

Umatilla Tribal Police Department

 

Dispatcher Gibson Coy

Columbia 9-1-1 Communications District

 

Dispatcher Brittany Falls

Curry County Sheriff's Office

 

Dispatcher Jennifer Fox

Bureau of Emergency Communications

 

Dispatcher Jessica Fruehling

Astoria Police Department

 

Dispatcher Westley Giesbers

Bureau of Emergency Communications

 

Dispatcher Joshua Gonzalez

Klamath 9-1-1 Communications District

 

Dispatcher Melissa Hedden

Bureau of Emergency Communications

 

Dispatcher Shelby Henry

Central Lane Communications Center

 

Dispatcher Megan Johnston

METCOM 9-1-1

 

Dispatcher Sydney Klebaum

LaGrande Police Department

 

Dispatcher Julie Konidakis

Bureau of Emergency Communications

 

Dispatcher Kyla Krehoff

Willamette Valley Communications Center

 

Dispatcher Brooke Langerman

Wallowa County Sheriff's Office

 

Dispatcher James Lathrop

Bureau of Emergency Communications

 

Dispatcher Brian Lemaster

Oregon State Police

 

Dispatcher Sara Marcus

Central Lane Communications Center

 

Telecommunicator Falicia Martin

Newberg-Dundee Police Department

 

Telecommunicator Brodie Naive

Lake Oswego Police Department

 

Dispatcher Jessica Olwa

Bureau of Emergency Communications

 

Dispatcher Madalyn Pursel

Bureau of Emergency Communications

 

Dispatcher Elizabeth Rodriguez

Josephine County Sheriff's Office

 

Dispatcher Chelsey Rosenbalm

Willamette Valley Communications Center

 

Dispatcher Colin Scannell

Bureau of Emergency Communications

 

Dispatcher Timothy Scott

Harney County Sheriff's Office

 

Telecommunicator Kaila Shaw

Curry County Sheriff's Office

 

Dispatcher Sara Stover

Clackamas County Communications

 

Dispatcher Kate Tooke

LaGrande Police Department

 

Dispatcher Jonathon Wheeler

METCOM 9-1-1

 

## Background Information on the BPSST and DPSST ##

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) operates the Oregon Public Safety Academy which spans more than 235 acres in Salem. The Academy is nationally recognized for its innovative training programs and active stakeholder involvement.  Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director, and Sheriff Jason Myers of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office serves as the Chair of the Board. The department implements minimum standards established by the Board for the training and certification of more than 40,000 city, tribal, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security providers.

DPSST provides training to more than 25,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem, certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and reviews and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the Board.


Oregon State Police requesting public's assistance in locating subject involved in fatal arson in Cave Junction - Josephine County
Oregon State Police - 01/18/19 12:11 PM

On January 15, 2019, emergency personnel responded to a structure fire at 150 East River St. in Cave Junction.

Emergency personnel located Donald Thomas (65) deceased inside the structure.

Oregon State Police Major Crimes and Arson Detectives are investigating.   A male was seen igniting and throwing a flare at the residence.  Anyone with information related to this fatal fire is requested to contact the Oregon State Police Dispatch at 1-800-442-2068 or OSP and reference case #SP19-017772

 


$3 million is just enough (Photo)
Oregon Lottery - 01/18/19 12:00 PM
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Jan. 18, 2019 - Salem, Ore. – When Ann Mingus saw the billboard with the large jackpots for Powerball and Mega Millions, she did what many people do, started daydreaming about how much she would need to take care of her family and retire.

“As I am driving along I am doing the math in my head, and I thought that $3 million would do it,” Mingus said. “Turns out, I had the $3 million ticket!”

Mingus, from Springfield, won the largest Mega Millions prize in Oregon since the game came to the state in 2010. Mingus realized she won when she saw news reporting that someone purchased a winning ticket in Cottage Grove and checked her numbers. She didn’t tell anyone about her win, not even family members for a few weeks, and immediately contacted an attorney to come up with a plan. She also hired a financial planner to assist her in managing the prize.

Mingus purchased the ticket at the Cottage Grove Safeway from a Lottery To Go machine; the blue vending machines that offer Scratch-its and other games.

“I like to use the machine then I don’t have to wait in line at customer service,” she said. “A lot of people don’t know you can buy Mega Millions and other tickets from them.”

Officials from Safeway said they were excited that they sold the largest Mega Millions jackpot in Oregon history.

“We can’t believe our local Cottage Grove Safeway sold the winning $3 million Mega Millions ticket,” said Jill McGinnis, Director of Communications and Public Affairs with Safeway. “We’re so happy for our customer! It just goes to show, you never know who’s going to win – it could be you the next time you’re picking up dinner!”

There are 110 stores in Oregon and a store in Grants Pass also recently sold a $250,000 Scratch-it ticket, which was claimed last week.

The winning Mega Millions numbers for the Nov. 30 draw were 25-28-40-43-63 and Mega Ball of 19. To win $1 million, players must match five of five numbers without the Mega Ball. Mingus won $3 million by selected the Megaplier option, which increases non-jackpot prizes by 2, 3, 4 or 5 times. This option costs an extra $1.

In the case of Mingus’ ticket the Megaplier was 3, meaning she won $3 million!

Mega Millions is one of two multi-state lottery games the Oregon Lottery offers. You can play Mega Millions in 44 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Each play costs $2 to play. Jackpots start at $40 million, and the jackpot for the next drawing on Friday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m.

Lottery officials recommend that you always sign the back of your tickets with each Oregon Lottery game you play, to ensure you can claim any prize you may win. In the event of winning a jackpot, players should consult with a trusted financial planner or similar professional to develop a plan for their winnings. Prize winners of more than $50,000 should contact the Lottery office to schedule an appointment to claim their prize.

Since the Oregon Lottery began selling tickets on April 25, 1985, it has earned more than $11 billion for economic development, public education, state parks and watershed enhancements. For more information on the Oregon Lottery visit www.oregonlottery.org

 




Attached Media Files: Mega Millions Product Shot

Salmonberry Trail meeting set for February 1 in Salem
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 01/18/19 7:00 AM

SALEM, Ore. - The Salmonberry Trail Intergovernmental Agency (STIA) will meet to discuss the proposed Salmonberry Trail corridor 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Feb. 1 in the Tillamook conference room at the Oregon Department of Forestry, 2600 State St., Salem. The meeting is open to the public.

The meeting will open with a 2.5 hour work session for the board to begin the development of a long range strategic plan. Following the work session at 12:30 p.m. the business meeting will begin. Items to be discussed include an update about the potential development of a new non-profit dedicated to the development of the Salmonberry Trail.

The proposed Salmonberry Trail is an 84-mile corridor that follows the Port of Tillamook Bay Railway and terminates in Banks. The proposed route connects eight cities and two counties, passing by the Oregon coastline, fisheries, farmland and the Oregon Coast Range.

STIA was established to promote and facilitate coordinated direction and guidance in the planning, development and maintenance of the multi-use trail.

For more information contact Dennis Wiley, Salmonberry Trail project manager, at 503-986-0723 or dennis.wiley@oregon.gov. Individuals that need special accommodations to attend the meeting should contact Dennis Wiley at least three days in advance.


Oregon's Credit Unions Deliver $1.8 Billion Economic Boost to State's Economy
Northwest Credit Union Assn. - 01/18/19 6:52 AM

More than two million Oregonians have chosen not-for-profit, cooperative credit unions as their financial services partners. 

TIGARD, Ore. (Jan. 18, 2019) — Oregon credit unions drove a positive, $1.8 billion economic impact last year, according to a new report by ECONorthwest, the region’s largest economic consulting firm.  

The report, “2018 Economic Impacts of Credit Unions in Oregon,” commissioned by the Northwest Credit Union Association, measures jobs, economic output, and income supported by credit unions. 

Each Member Benefits Directly  

Credit unions are not-for-profit cooperatives and do not pay stockholders on Wall Street. Instead, they reinvest in their members, typically by offering lower interest rates on loans and credit cards, better returns on savings, and by charging fewer fees for services. 

Last year, Oregon credit unions delivered $152 million in benefits to members, an average of $74 for each member. ECONorthwest found those benefits generated a ripple effect “buying power” of over $333 million when members reinvested those benefits back into their local communities. 

“In today’s economy, every dollar makes a difference,” said Troy Stang, NWCUA President and CEO. “When you know these dollars are coming to you because of your membership in a cooperative credit union vs. being used to enrich Wall Street stockholders, you know that makes a difference for your household.” 

A Clear Choice for Consumers 

No wonder so many Oregonians have discovered the “Credit Union Difference.” In the Beaver State, 50 percent of the population belongs to a credit union -- 2.05 million consumers. ECONorthwest found credit union membership is growing faster than the population; 14 percent since 2016, compared to 3.4 percent population growth.  

Workforce Support 

Oregon credit unions provide family-wage careers for 5,100 professionals. Each job supports 1.4 additional jobs in the economy, meaning the total impact of credit union employment supports 12,200 jobs.  

A Financial Partner in Rural Communities 

While the largest concentration of credit union membership is in Oregon’s larger cities, ECONorthwest found that credit unions offer vital financial services in rural communities. 

“While many out-of-state, for-profit financial services institutions have closed branches in rural communities, local credit unions remain committed to serving these populations, providing services such as agricultural, home, vehicle, and small business loans that area consumers need,” the report noted.  

ECONorthwest reported that 109,116 consumers--34 percent of Oregon’s rural residents--are leveraging the benefits of credit union membership. 

 “As a consumer in the marketplace, seeing that a not-for-profit cooperative credit union delivers these benefits to your friends, families, and neighbors, drives home the message that credit unions deliver value to Main Street, not Wall Street,” Stang said.  Find out more about the Credit Union Difference. Visit  http://Oregonlovescreditunions.com

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The Northwest Credit Union Association is the trade association representing over 180 not-for-profit, cooperative credit unions in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, and their 7.3  million consumer members. Those members are served by a professional workforce of 18,700 professionals. According to an independent analysis by economists at ECONorthwest, Northwest credit unions drove a positive economic impact of $7.8 billion last year. 

 

 




Attached Media Files: News Release , ECONorthwest report

Thu. 01/17/19
DPSST Hosts Fire Service Awareness Training for Oregon OSHA (Photo)
Ore. Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 01/17/19 5:28 PM
DPSSt OSHA Fire Awareness
DPSSt OSHA Fire Awareness
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The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) was pleased to host our state partners from Oregon OSHA for a three-day training program for their staff specifically developed to increase employee awareness of the fire service. 

The training was offered in partnership with DPSST, Oregon OSHA, the Oregon Fire Chiefs Association Safety and Health Section, the City of Salem Fire Department, Hillsboro Fire & Rescue, Portland Fire & Rescue, and Clackamas County Fire District #1.

Topics covered included respiratory protection; hazardous materials; leading causes of firefighter injuries, illnesses, and deaths; behavioral health and crisis management; live-fire training; hazards of post fire investigations; rural and volunteer fire resources; vehicle and apparatus tour; wildland firefighting; personal protective equipment; incident command and accountability; dangers of emergency responders working on highways; and specialized rescue functions such as trench, high angle, confined space, water, and others.

The three-day class concluded with afternoon demonstrations of fire department responses to simulated building fires in the scenario village at DPSST’s 235-acre Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem this afternoon.  This allowed OSHA personnel to see first-hand the various functions that occur when a fire department responds to an emergency including size-up, command, accountability, safety, firefighting tactics, firefighter health through on-scene rehabilitation. 

DPSST’s Director Eriks Gabliks said “the Fire Program at DPSST was pleased to work with our partners from Oregon OSHA to increase their employee’s awareness of the fire service and the important health and safety considerations that occur at incident scenes.  Equally important the awareness of health and safety programs the fire service has implemented within fire stations which occur before, during and after an emergency response.  With approximately 13,000 firefighters around the state, of which approximately 80% are volunteer, working for more than 300 fire departments and rural fire protection districts, the more Oregon OSHA staff understand about what they will see when the visit a fire station or emergency incident scene the better they will prepared to provide valuable assistance.”

## Background Information on the DPSST ##

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) operates the Oregon Public Safety Academy which spans more than 235 acres in Salem. The Academy is nationally recognized for its innovative training programs and active stakeholder involvement. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director, and Sheriff Jason Myers of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office serves as the Chair of the Board. The department implements minimum standards established by the Board for the training and certification of more than 40,000 city, tribal, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security providers.

DPSST provides training to more than 25,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem: certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and reviews and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the Board.




Attached Media Files: DPSSt OSHA Fire Awareness , DPSST OSHA Fire Awareness , DPSST OSHA Fire Awareness , DPSST OSHA Fire Awareness

Tobacco Reduction Advisory Committee meets January 24
Oregon Health Authority - 01/17/19 4:52 PM

January 17, 2019

Contact: Jonathan Modie, 971-246-9139, phd.communications@state.or.us

Tobacco Reduction Advisory Committee meets January 24

What: A public meeting of the Tobacco Reduction Advisory Committee.

Agenda items include Tobacco Panel Survey and tobacco surveillance data overview, state and local tobacco retail efforts overview, and legislative efforts check-in.

When: Jan. 24, 1-3 p.m.

Where: Portland State Office Building Room 1C, 800 NE Oregon St., Portland. Please note that space is limited.

Who: The Tobacco Reduction Advisory Committee is appointed by the Governor, comprising private organizations and state agencies dedicated to the reduction of the harmful impact of Oregonians’ tobacco use.

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Everyone has a right to know about and use Oregon Health Authority (OHA) programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:

  • Sign language and spoken language interpreters
  • Written materials in other languages
  • Braille
  • Large print
  • Audio and other formats

If you need help or have questions, please contact Tara Weston, 971-673-1047, 711 TTY or a.e.weston@state.or.us">tara.e.weston@state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.

 


Douglas County Farm Bureau offers scholarships
Oregon Farm Bureau - 01/17/19 3:21 PM

 

Douglas County Farm Bureau is pleased to announce that it will offer up to five $1,000 scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year to students who are pursuing a course of study in agriculture or forestry — or are the children or grandchildren of a voting member of Douglas County Farm Bureau, in which case any major will be considered.

Applicants must be Douglas County high school graduates, either graduating this year or already enrolled in a higher education institution. Douglas County homeschool students are also eligible to apply.

The selection of winners will be based on merit, financial need, initiative, and demonstration of interest in forestry or agriculture.

Past recipients are eligible to reapply.

The application deadline is March 15, 2019.

For more information and the application, contact Troy or Holly Michaels at 541.825.3760.

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Note to Editors: “Farm Bureau” is a registered trademark; please capitalize in all cases.


School Threat Determined to be False
Roseburg Police Dept. - 01/17/19 2:04 PM

On Wednesday, January 17th, 2019 at 11:46 A.M. The Roseburg Police Department received threats regarding a possible shooting that was threatened to occur at JoLane Middle School.  The report came from several juveniles that attend JoLane.  Those juveniles reported contact with 3 people not associated with the school, on the JoLane track just south of the school.  At least one of the juveniles reported the 3 people, a female and two males, were armed with a handgun and "assault rifles" and that the group said they were going to come back and, "shoot up the school".

Numerous Officers from Roseburg Police Department, Douglas County Sheriff's Office, and Oregon State Police canvassed the area and the school was placed on lockdown at 11:56 A.M.  Geneva Academy, which is across the street from JoLane, also placed their students on lockdown a short time later.  Officers continued to canvas the area, search the school, and interview potential witnesses.  During this ongoing investigation it was revealed that the original report was false, and the threats did not occur, nor were there any firearms seen.  Just after 1:00 P.M. both schools removed their lockdown and the schools resumed normal activities.

This investigation is ongoing.

 


2019 Oregon GOSH Conference coming to Portland
Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services - 01/17/19 1:13 PM

(Salem) – Registration is open for the Oregon Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health (GOSH) Conference, to be held March 4-7, 2019, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. With 160 workshops and sessions, the conference – the largest of its kind in the Northwest – offers a comprehensive set of learning opportunities in workplace safety and health.

“This event provides a unique chance for organizations to rejuvenate their commitment to on-the-job safety and health,” said Michael Wood, administrator of the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA). “Everyone from professionals in the field to employers, supervisors, and workers can use GOSH as a resource in helping build and maintain safe and healthy workplaces.”

Keynote speaker Dale Lesinski will present “Safe 4 the Right Reasons” on Tuesday, March 5. Lesinski is the vice president of sales and training for DiVal Safety Equipment in Buffalo, N.Y. The company is an international leader in safety supplies and training.

A member of the National Safety Council’s executive board and of the American Society of Safety Professionals, Lesinski will use his keynote presentation to show why the standard approach to employee safety – such as rules, policies, and procedures – leads to disappointing results. His presentation will delve into human nature, illustrating why people take certain actions and why they don’t act in ways they should.

Lesinski said he wants attendees to gain “a new perspective on their personal safety and understand that they should adopt safe habits for themselves, not because the company forces them.” Along with urging attendees to make safety a personal value, Lesinski said he wants them to “watch out for one another, and, when they see something unsafe, they must say something to abate the hazard.”

Oregon OSHA encourages safety committee members, emerging environmental health and safety professionals, safety managers, and human resources personnel to mark their calendars for the 2019 GOSH Conference.

In addition to topics for general industry and safety committees, the event will offer session tracks on many specialties, including:

  • Construction
  • Motor vehicle safety
  • Safety and health leadership
  • Workplace violence
  • Communication and training
  • Emergency preparedness and response
  • Emerging industry: Cannabis
  • Craft brewing
  • Ergonomics
  • Food industry
  • Environmental and hazardous waste

Meanwhile, registration for the Columbia Forklift Challenge – a hallmark of the GOSH Conference – is open to participants. On Wednesday, March, 6, trained forklift drivers will compete for cash in an obstacle course designed to test their skills and safe operation.

The GOSH Conference is a joint effort of the American Society of Safety Professionals  Columbia-Willamette Chapter, Oregon OSHA, and labor and businesses in Oregon and southwest Washington.  

For more information on the conference schedule, events or to register, go to http://oregongosh.com/.

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About Oregon OSHA:

Oregon OSHA, a division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, enforces the state’s workplace safety and health rules and works to improve workplace safety and health for all Oregon workers. For more information, go to osha.oregon.gov.

The Department of Consumer and Business Services is Oregon’s largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. For more information, go to www.dcbs.oregon.gov.

 

 

 

 

 


Grants available for Oregon museum projects
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 01/17/19 12:15 PM

The Oregon Heritage Commission is offering grants to qualified museums for collections, heritage tourism, and education and interpretation projects. Awards typically range between $2,000 and $10,000.

 

Museums may apply for a variety of projects. Collections projects may include cataloging, archival storage, disaster preparedness, and conservation. Heritage tourism projects may include museum marketing and promotions, enhancing visitor experience, and training for museum staff. Education and interpretation projects may include exhibits, online education, school classes, workshops, and camps. Museums may also partner with other organizations for projects that might be outside of the museum, but still meet the museum’s mission.

 

“This program serves museums of all sizes. We hope to see a variety of applications,” said Oregon Heritage Commission coordinator Beth Dehn. Past projects include exhibits at the Deschutes County Historical Museum, Umatilla Historical Society, and High Desert Museum; collections projects by Clackamas County Historical Society, Mt. Hood Cultural Center, Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, Willamette Heritage Center; and a building project by Fort Rock Valley Historical Society.  

 

The online grant application is simple to use and includes plenty of support.  Free grant workshops on project planning, grant writing, and using the online grant application will be available. A workshop will be held in Salem on March 19 and a webinar workshop will be available on March 15. Recorded trainings and tips are also online.

 

The Heritage Commission is comprised of nine people representing Oregon’s heritage and geographical diversity who have been appointed by the Governor. There are also nine advisory representatives from state agencies and statewide organizations. The commission’s mission is to secure, sustain, and enhance Oregon's heritage by ensuring coordination of heritage initiatives by public and private organizations; advocacy on its behalf; education of the public about its extent and value; and promotion and celebration of its diversity.

 

To learn more about museum grants, visit www.oregonheritage.org or contact Kuri Gill at i.Gill@oregon.gov">Kuri.Gill@oregon.gov or 503-986-0685.


incident ends peacefully after woman allegedly shoots a gun in her home
Roseburg Police Dept. - 01/17/19 11:18 AM

On January 17th, 2019 at approximately 0419 A.M. Roseburg Police Officers responded to a reported disturbance in the 300 block of SE Ella Street in Roseburg.  A neighbor reported seeing an adult female on a porch in that area screaming, crying, and yelling.  When Officers arrived at the residence the female was no longer on the porch, but they could see evidence that a firearm had been used.  Officers on scene heard the female from inside the residence say that she was going to get a gun and shoot them.  They spoke to other neighbors who then reported they heard what sounded like several gunshots at the residence before police arrived.  

Officers backed off and set up a perimeter around the residence and tried contacting the adult female, later identified as 47 year old Diana Marie Young.  During the incident we learned Young lives at the residence alone with a 14 year old son who has a severe disability.  We tried numerous methods of contacting Young, to no avail.  Roseburg Police Department Emergency Response Team and Crisis Negotiator team members responded to assist.  At approximately 0928 A.M. Officers made entry into the residence and found Young in a back room, where she was arrested without incident.

Young's 14 year old son was inside the residence, and both of them were unharmed.  A firearm was recovered from inside the residence and Young was taken to Douglas County Corrections where she was charged with Unlawful Use of a Firearm, Disorderly Conduct II, and Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine.  Child Welfare responded and assisted with placement for the 14 year old son.

The Roseburg Police Department, Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Roseburg Fire Department and Bay Cities Ambulance assisted in this incident.

 


CCO Metrics and Scoring Committee to meet January 18
Oregon Health Authority - 01/17/19 11:13 AM

January 17, 2019

Contact: Allyson Hagen, 503-449-6457, allyson.hagen@state.or.us (media inquiries)

Pete Edlund, 503-931-8873, .m.edlund@state.or.us">peter.m.edlund@state.or.us (meeting information or accommodation)

CCO Metrics and Scoring Committee to meet January 18

What: The regular public meeting of the Oregon Health Authority’s CCO Metrics and Scoring Committee.

When: January 18, 9 a.m. to noon.

Where: Clackamas Community College Wilsonville Training Center Room 210, 29353 SW Town Center, Loop E., Wilsonville. The public also may join remotely through a webinar at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/3895887851300669185 and listen-only conference line at 888-204-5984, access code 1277166.

Agenda: Welcome, consent agenda, and general updates; debrief from committee presentation to Health Plan Quality Metrics Committee; public testimony 9:35-9:45; update on Clinical Quality Metrics Registry; planning for 2020 measure set selection; adjourn.

For more information, please visit the committee's website at https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/ANALYTICS/Pages/Metrics-Scoring-Committee.aspx.

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Everyone has a right to know about and use Oregon Health Authority (OHA) programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:

  • Sign language and spoken language interpreters
  • Written materials in other languages
  • Braille
  • Large print
  • Audio and other formats

If you need help or have questions, please contact Pete Edlund at 503-931-8873, 711 TTY, .m.edlund@state.or.us">peter.m.edlund@state.or.us, at least 48 hours before the meeting.


New App to Help Community Members Fight Human Trafficking
Eugene Police Dept. - 01/17/19 10:53 AM

(Raw footage/interviews included at bottom of release)

A successful team at Technology Association of Oregon Hack for a Cause in April, 2017, has led to creation of a new app to help Eugene Police Special Investigations Unit and community members fight human trafficking.  

The app, “Emerald Citizen,”  is the product of an idea conceived by Pamela Kinion, a Lane County Against Trafficking Task Force member. Diana Janz (founder of Hope Ranch and LCAT, which is a citizen's task force) and Pamela Kinion (founder of High Hope Haven, a nonprofit that supports people who struggle with engaging) worked together on the task force delivering sex trafficking awareness training to community members.  Carolyn Cummings was another individual who was involved with the task force at that time. They met with EPD Sergeant Scott Vinje to determine the best way for trained community members to report what they witness. When Sgt. Vinje related that sex traffickers work via phone and online messages, the group wondered if information could be automated, with the information kept in a central location for all to access.  Cummings suggested a proposal to the hack-for-a-cause and they all worked on making the proposal happen.

The Technology Association of Oregon Hack for a Cause in 2017 had the focus of Making Eugene Safer for its event. The group submitted a proposal to make a text message with information that populates a searchable database that could be used by trained volunteers who spot signs of human trafficking. The database results would be monitored by EPD Investigations for leads and trends.

During the Hack a Thon, three teams worked for 36 hours and the winning team was Scott Lively, Evey Edward, and Garrett Seward.)  They named their app “Emerald Citizen.” Edward and Seward later took job positions outside the Eugene area.

US Ignite provided a grant after Kinion submitted a proposal. Then, there was a funding match from an anonymous private foundation. At this phase, the app has been developed to a minimum viable product to showcase functionality. The purpose of the minimum viable product is to develop the application to the point where it is possible to determine the value of Emerald Citizen. Development on this phase will be complete around the end of February. The US Ignite contract will sunset at that time, but the effort will still have some matching funds to spend. The goal is to enlist trained community members to use the application to provide feedback on its usability and also so that EPD can determine the value of information that is collected through the app. This evaluation phase will more than likely continue through the middle of 2019. If it is feasible to continue development of Emerald Citizen, additional funding and/or software development partners will be sought during the next phase.

http://www.techoregon.org/blog/ripple-effect-hackathon-participants-lead-fight-against-sex-trafficking

Eugene Police and the Lane County District Attorney’s office have taken a strong stance against Promoting and Compelling Prostitution. EPD’s human trafficking detectives have worked with LCDA office toward several successful prosecutions in 2018 and their interest continued.

There are prerequisites to becoming a community reporter using the Emerald Citizen application.  While the goal is to increase the coverage of trained witnesses and provide valuable information to support police cases, those involved in the app and EPD will not compromise safety in order to accomplish that. Community reporters must complete a two-part training series:

  1. An awareness training that defines what to look for and
  2. Hands-on training in using the application

Additionally, Emerald Citizen will conduct background checks on prospective reporters.

The first training is targeted at community members who work in environments where they are likely to witness trafficking activity and people who have been instrumental in developing Emerald Citizen. It is by invitation only to allow for fine-tuning of the training before opening it up to additional users.

 Human trafficking offenders often subject their victims forced servitude and violence, and the victims are prevented from coming forward due to fear and intimidation. Some signs of human trafficking include a child or adult who:

·        Has a manager or ‘pimp’

They may refer to him as their someone they are in a relationship with (even though he is older) or a relative.

·        Can’t move freely and appears to be controlled (although some are allowed to go shopping and visit friends, they are closely watched and have restrictions)

·        If a child, and they are dressed in an inappropriate way for their age to attract customers

This can happen to victims of all ages, and child victims will often dress/behave inappropriately because of what they are exposed to

·        Seems fearful, timid and avoid eye contact

·        Is fearful of police contact

·        Seems to be in debt to someone

·        Has signs of abuse (physical and mental), malnourishment, anxiety, bruising, scars, memory issues, lack of medical care

·        Does not appear to have their own possessions.

·        Is moved from city to city frequently

·        Has tattoos or brands that signify ownership

Sex Trafficking predators use psychological techniques and exploit a person’s vulnerabilities. For instance, if a child is desperate to find someone who will love and take care of them. The human trafficker will groom the victim to get their trust. They will provide gifts and give the impression of love and relationship. A child with low self-confidence and self-esteem is especially vulnerable. At the point the trust is gained, they will be coerced into performing sexual acts for money to give the trafficker.

RAW FOOTAGE/INTERVIEWS

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Pamela Kinion - New App To Help Volunteers Fight Human Trafficking

https://vimeo.com/311567396/76ffdde731

 

Scott Lively - New App To Help Volunteers Fight Human Trafficking

https://vimeo.com/311554766/c1fa68fcb7

 

Sergeant Scott Vinje (Audio only) - New App To Help Volunteers Fight Human Trafficking

https://vimeo.com/311558866/b6630c6288

 

B-roll - New App To Help Community Members Fight Human Trafficking

https://vimeo.com/311567609/7ffd27b1bb


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Employer-Provided Benefits by Industry, Region, and Firm Size in Oregon News Release
Oregon Employment Department - 01/17/19 10:00 AM

Employer-Provided Benefits by Industry, Region, and Firm Size in Oregon

Three-fourths of private employers in Oregon offered one or more health, retirement, leave, pay, or other benefits to employees. Benefit offerings differed across industries, regions, and employer size classes in Oregon. These findings are based on a survey of more than 12,000 private employers conducted between June and August 2018, and published in the new report Employer-Provided Benefits: Offerings, Enrollment, and Rising Costs.

Health Benefits

More than half (59%) of all private employers offered health benefits to employees. In the wholesale trade and information sectors, three-fourths of employers offered health benefits to full-time employees. Smaller shares of employers offered health benefits to part-time employees. Industries most likely to offer health benefits for part-time employees included employers in private education services (21%), health care and social assistance (18%), and professional and technical services (17%).

Employers providing health benefits reported an average monthly premium of $828 for individual plans, and an average of $1,291 for family medical insurance. Companies’ contributions averaged 88 percent of individual premiums, and 62 percent of family plan premiums. Almost three-fourths (73%) of employers with health benefits reported an increase in the total cost of their health plan over the past year. When asked how providing health benefits affected their business or workforce, two-thirds of employers with these offerings cited their high cost.

Retirement Offerings

Half of all private employers offered retirement benefits to full-time employees, while nearly one-fourth (23%) provided retirement benefits to part-time workers. Sectors with the largest share of employers extending health benefits included health care and social assistance, and professional and technical services. The most common retirement benefit offered by private employers was a defined contribution (401, 403, or 457) plan. Two out of three employers (68%) with these plans offered some type of contribution matching.

Many employers with retirement benefits (29%) reported little or no effect of their offerings on their business or workforce. Another 22 percent noted the positive recruitment and retention effects of their retirement benefits. One-fifth (21%) of employers with retirement benefits also cited the high cost.

Leave, Pay, Fringe, and Other Benefits

A variety of leave and pay options were among the most commonly offered benefits by employers for full-time workers. These included paid holidays (54%), annual pay raises (51%), and unpaid leave (50%). Unpaid leave and annual pay raises were also among the most broadly offered leave and pay benefits for part-time employees (36% for each). With the unemployment rate at or near a record low in Oregon for the past two years, many employers may be giving annual raises as another labor recruitment and retention strategy.

Employer Size and Location

Across the board, a larger share of the biggest employers (50+ employees in Oregon) provided health, retirement, and the most common pay and leave benefits. Nine out of 10 large employers offered health benefits, compared with one-third (33%) of the smallest firms (with 2 to 9 employees). More than three-fourths (77%) of large employers offered retirement benefits, while one-fourth (25%) of small employers did. Meanwhile, the share of mid-sized employers (10 to 49 employees) generally reflected the benefit offerings for all size categories combined.

At least half of all companies in Portland and the Willamette Valley offered health, retirement, and each of the most common leave and pay benefits in June 2018. Following them, the areas with employers most likely to offer benefits included Central Oregon and Southern Oregon. The Bend metropolitan area falls within Central Oregon, and Southern Oregon consists of the Medford and Grants Pass metros. Wholly non-metropolitan areas – the Columbia Gorge and Basin, the Oregon Coast, and Eastern Oregon – had the fewest employers offering the most common benefits.

Additional Information

More information about employer-provided benefits in Oregon – including interactive graphs, the full report, and a related podcast – can be found on the Benefits page at QualityInfo.org.




Attached Media Files: Employer-Provided Benefits by Industry, Region, and Firm Size in Oregon News Release

Pacific Power customers get $3,500 off a Nissan LEAF
Pacific Power - 01/17/19 9:35 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: Drew Hanson

503-813-6678

1/17/2019

Pacific Power customers get $3,500 off a Nissan LEAF

This rebate can be combined with additional federal and state tax breaks and rebates that make for an even more affordable electric car

PORTLAND, ORE. – Nissan is offering Pacific Power customers and employees a $3,500 incentive to purchase an all-electric 2018 or 2019 Nissan LEAF. This incentive can be combined with up to $7,500 federal tax incentive for up to $11,000 in total savings. Additional state rebates in Oregon and California may be available to eligible customers.

“Pacific Power is committed to helping our customers explore clean transportation options,” said Cory Scott, Pacific Power’s director of customer solutions. “This is a great incentive for drivers to power their commutes in an economical and environmentally responsible way. Electric cars offer drivers many benefits including big savings at the pump. It costs about $1 per gallon to recharge an electric car at home so the savings continue long after the incentives and rebates.”

To take advantage of the incentive, Pacific Power customers should bring a copy of their power bill and this flyer with offer details to a participating Nissan dealership to receive the $3,500 discount off MSRP on a new 2018 or 2019 Nissan LEAF. All Pacific Power customers and employees qualify for the Nissan discount, which expires April 1, 2019.

Nissan also offers 24 months of complimentary public charging at participating outlets in the Portland and Eugene areas.

This limited-time offer cannot be combined with any other Nissan special lease, APR or rebate.

Learn more about this offer at pacificpower.net/leaf, or visit Nissan USA to find a local Nissan dealer.

 

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Tip of the Week for January 21 - Elk and Deer Winter Migration
Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Office - 01/17/19 9:13 AM

Elk and Deer Winter Migration

The Central Oregon Coast is experiencing its seasonal cold weather. Although the weather slows down our daily commute, we are not nearly as affected as wildlife, specifically elk and deer.

Natural food sources are lean in the upper elevations in the coast range during the winter as snow falls, covering the ground. This time of year with snow accumulation in the coast range and freezing temperatures periodically down to sea level, elk and deer may move to even lower elevations to find adequate food.

These additional movements often mean that the animals are crossing major roads both day and night which creates hazards to motorists. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office would like motorists and spectators to be mindful of the animal movements. If you see one deer cross in front of you, chances are there is another one behind. 

Please take into account that the animals are often stressed due to additional migration in search of food. When spectating please keep a minimum distance of 100 yards from wildlife. If the animals begin to move from your presence, don’t follow them. Oregon Revised Statute 498.006 does protect the chasing or harassing of wildlife.

For more information and tips, visit our web site at www.lincolncountysheriff.net and Like us on Facebook at Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office – Oregon.




Attached Media Files: 2019-01/5490/121181/012119-Elk_and_Deer_Migration.pdf

M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Supports 48 Pacific Northwest Nonprofits in Most Recent Grantmaking
M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust - 01/17/19 7:37 AM

Foundation awards $10.9 Million in grants to local nonprofits, including nearly $900,000 to groups in the Southern Willamette Valley

 

For Immediate Release

 

January 17, 2019

 

Vancouver WA – The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust has announced its most recent collection of grants to nonprofits serving the Pacific Northwest, totaling close to $11 million for 48 projects. This includes three grants totaling close to $900,000 to organizations serving the Southern Willamette Valley, such as Trillium Family Services, the John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts and the University of Oregon Foundation.

 

“From helping refugees find community and build a home to supporting vulnerable children to addressing the mental health needs of our neighbors, these grants represent the critical work that countless nonprofits, corporate foundations, family foundations and volunteers are coming together with representatives of the business, government, healthcare, faith and education sectors to address in creative and sustainable ways,” said Steve Moore, executive director, M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust. “We are grateful that we are able to come along side and partner, even in some small way, with such a diverse collection of nonprofits serving the wide array of communities across the Pacific Northwest.”

 

To date, the Murdock Trust has awarded more than 6,500 grants totaling more than $975 million. Founded in 1975 by the estate of Melvin “Jack” Murdock, the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust supports organizations that strengthen the region’s educational, social, spiritual and cultural base in creative and sustainable ways. Serving nonprofits in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington, the Murdock Trust invests in projects across the health and human services, arts and culture, scientific research and educational sectors.

 

For more information on this round of grantmaking, please visit the Murdock Trust website. For questions, interviews or high resolution assets, please contact Colby Reade – yr@murdocktrust.org">colbyr@murdocktrust.org 360.694.8415

 

About the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, created by the will of the late Melvin J. (Jack) Murdock, provides grants to organizations in five states of the Pacific Northwest—Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington—that seek to strengthen the region’s educational and cultural base in creative and sustainable ways. Since its inception in 1975, the Trust has awarded more than 6,500 grants totaling more than $975 million. For more information, find the Murdock Trust on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and the web.