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South Umpqua High School Threat Investigation
Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/19/18 6:46 PM

TRI CITY, Ore. - Deputies responded to South Umpqua High School on Thursday, April 19, 2018, for a report of vandalism in a girl's bathroom. The vandalism was non-specific graffiti on a bathroom wall that made reference to a threat against the school on Friday, April 20, 2018. 

Deputies are conducting a criminal investigation in cooperation with the school district. Several interviews were conducted and at this time the Sheriff's Office does not feel there is a credible threat. However, an increased law enforcement presence will be observed on the school campus on Friday. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at 541-440-4471 or by email at dcso.pio@co.douglas.or.us


Roseburg Woman Arrested After Running From Traffic Stop (Photo)
Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/18/18 8:18 AM
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ROSEBURG, Ore. -- A Roseburg woman is in custody after attempting to run away from a traffic stop and hide from deputies. 

On Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at about 10:30 pm, a deputy observed a 2002 Toyota Camry on Austin Road with a malfunctioning headlight. The driver of the vehicle turned onto Hanna Street as the deputy was turning around to conduct a traffic stop. 

The driver parked the vehicle in a driveway in the 4000-block of Hanna Street and exited. The deputy told the driver, identified as 19 year-old Roseburg resident Sarah Brittney King, to stop. King ran into the house, which deputies entered and located her. 

King physically resisted being arrested, but was eventually taken into custody. She was transported to the Douglas County Jail and lodged on the following charges: 

  • Attempt to Elude Police on Foot
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Interfering With Police



Attached Media Files: Sarah King

Coos Bay Man Dies in Logging Accident
Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/17/18 10:30 AM

A Coos Bay man has died after a logging accident. On Monday, April 16, 2018 at approximately 10:00 AM, the Douglas County 9-1-1 Center received a call of a logging accident in the area of Galagher Canyon off of 138 W.

When emergency services personnel arrived, they found that 49 year-old James Jarrett of Coos Bay, Oregon had been caught up into a piece of logging equipment owned by LA Logging out of Coquille. Oakland and Kellogg Fire responded to help free the patient from the equipment. Jarrett died at the scene.  

Next of kin has been notified. 


DINT Arrest - Theodore Green (Photo)
Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team (DINT) - 04/20/18 11:53 AM
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On April 18th, 2018, DINT arrested 34 year old Theodore Green in the 200 block of Parkhurst Avenue, Roseburg.  Green was arrested on outstanding warrants for his arrest.  Green was in possession of methamphetamine at the time of his arrest and he was lodged at the Douglas County Jail on the outstanding warrants for his arrest as well as a new charge of Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine.




Attached Media Files: 2018-04/6255/113767/Green.jpeg

Heroin Arrest (Photo)
Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team (DINT) - 04/20/18 11:31 AM
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On April 19th, DINT arrested 54 year old Danny Joe Enos of Myrtle Creek, regarding his connection to an ongoing heroin trafficking investigation.  

Approximately two weeks earlier, on April 5th, DINT initiated a traffic stop on I-5 Northbound at milepost 93, on a vehicle driven by Enos that was returning from out of the state.  At that time all three of Enos' passengers were arrested, to inlude the following:

  • 39 year old Lacie Marie Yarbery, of Myrtle Creek, Or (Unlaw Poss Meth, Unlaw Poss Heroin, Unlaw Delivery Heroin, Supplying Contraband into a Correctional Facility)
  • 32 year old Tracy Michelle Nelson, of Bandon, Or (Parole Violation)
  • 27 year old Crystal Dawn Shute, Of Myrtle Creek, Or (Unlaw Poss Meth, Unlaw Poss Heroin, Warrants for arrest on previous cases)

Approximately 47 grams of heroin were seized pusuant to that investigation.  

The investigation has been ongoing and has resulted in last night's arrest of Danny Joe Enos for his alleged involvement.  Enos was lodged at the Douglas County Jail on charges of Unlawful Possession of Heroin and Unlawful Delivery of Heroin. 

Enos was previously arrested by DINT on November 29th, 2017, after DINT served a search warrant at Enos' residence in the 100 block of Mountain View Ave, Myrtle Creek, Oregon.  During that case Enos was charged with Unlaw Poss Meth, 2 counts of Unlaw Poss Heroin, Unlaw Delivery Heroin, and Unlaw Delivery of Heroin within 1000 Feet of a School.  




Attached Media Files: 2018-04/6255/113765/Shute.jpeg , 2018-04/6255/113765/Nelson.jpeg , 2018-04/6255/113765/Yarbery.jpeg , 2018-04/6255/113765/Enos.jpeg

Update on Apartment Fire at 582 28th St. In Springfield
Eugene Springfield Fire - 04/17/18 8:49 AM

Crews have left the scene. Fire marshals are still investigating.  15 people were displaced from the fire.  See attached details from the emergency alert sent early this morning. The two men also awoke 10 other people by yelling and banging on doors and got them to safety.  The primary occupancy was completely distroyed by the fire and the apartment below suffered water damage. Red Cross assisted with the displaced occupants.The fire is currently under investigation.

On scene of a apartment fire in arrival one unit was fully involved. A worker From across the street saw the fire and notified 911. They heard screaming and found a family of 5 trapped in the second floor. The family tossed a toddler from the second story. They caught her. Then the rest of the family lowered themselves out the window Into the the outreached hands of the two workers along with one dog saving thier lives. Crews are in scene now. Further update coming Address 582 28th st. Springfield
Report: #50235

 


Oregon Non-Profit, Safety Compass, Presented with FBI Director's Community Leadership Award (Photo)
FBI - Oregon - 04/20/18 12:57 PM
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On Friday, April 20, 2018, Christopher Wray presented Safety Compass with the FBI Director's Community Leadership Award for its service to victims of violence in Oregon. Receiving the award on behalf of Safety Compass was Esther Nelson, founder of the non-profit. This organization focuses much of its work on the women and children who are survivors of commercial sexual exploitation, and it runs programs in Washington, Clackamas and Marion counties. 

Safety Compass is able to provide direct services to survivors in addition to online support for families of missing and chronically exploited youth and adults, specialized training for professionals and community members, and advocacy as survivors work through the criminal and social service systems in our area.

"Our approach is the extend respect and free confidential advocacy services to commercial sexual exploitation survivors as they seek safety. We believe that instead of operating from a "rescue mentality" we exist to show up for survivors from a strengths-based posture; to listen, encourage, foster resilience, and believe in who they are as over-comers of difficult experiences. I am grateful to accept this award on behalf of the hard working staff and incredibly brave survivors I have the privilege of working alongside every day at Safety Compass, " said Esther Nelson, FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award recipient.

Under Ms. Nelson’s direction, the staff and volunteers at Safety Compass demonstrate their commitment to survivors of violence every day with a promise to respect each victim’s unique background and set of experiences.  Another core belief of those who serve at Safety Compass is that people in need deserve a diverse community of social service providers, law enforcement and community leaders who are willing to work together to bring about real change. 

“The FBI’s partnership with Safety Compass is incredibly important to our shared responsibility of ensuring justice for those we both serve,” said Renn Cannon, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Oregon. “Sex trafficking is not something law enforcement can effectively address alone. Our collaboration with Ms. Nelson and Safety Compass allows us take a holistic approach to breaking that cycle of violence; we can work through the legal system while at the same time their counselors are helping survivors build a path forward.” 

About the Award

Every year, each of the FBI’s 56 field divisions chooses one person or organization to receive the Director’s Community Leadership Award. Each recipient must have shown a commitment to crime prevention or community service.

You can find out more about Safety Compass on its webpage at http://www.safetycompass.org




Attached Media Files: FBI Director Wray and Esther Nelson, Safety Compass

FBI Tech Tuesday: Building a Digital Defense Against Tech Support Fraud (part 2) (Photo)
FBI - Oregon - 04/17/18 10:00 AM
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Welcome to the Oregon FBI’s Tech Tuesday segment. This week, part two of building a digital defense against tech support fraud.

Last week we talked about how the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center – or IC3.gov – is seeing a huge increase in the number of people who are falling victim to “tech support fraud” schemes.

This is a scam in which the fraudster tries to convince you that you need his help fixing your computer or other device. He claims you have some dreaded – and usually non-existent – problem. He will ask you to pay him with a credit or debit card, electronic funds transfer, gift card or even virtual currency. Once you do, he says he just needs you to give him remote access to your device, and he will have that pretend-problem fixed in no time.

This week, we are going to talk about how the fraudsters are now taking this scam one step further.

IC3.gov is seeing cases where the victim receives a notification that she overpaid for some tech support incident and is due a refund. The criminal tells the victim that he can get the money refunded if she gives him remote access to her computer while she logs into her bank account. Now he has access to her bank account, and he can make it appear as if a refund has occurred just by moving her own money between savings and checking. To make matters worse, sometimes he will later tell her that he refunded too much, and he needs her to send some money back to him with an electronic funds transfer or pre-paid card. No matter how it plays out, the victim never received a refund and the criminal now has access to her bank account.

Another trend that IC3 is seeing these days involves criminals who are re-contacting their previous victims, this time pretending to be law enforcement or other government officials. In this case, the fraudster offers to help recover the previous losses, but to do so, he will need funds from the victim to assist with the investigation or to cover fees associated with returning the lost money.

A final trend to watch out for – criminals who pose as collection agencies claiming the victim did not pay for prior tech support services. The victim is often threatened with legal action if he or she does not pay a settlement fee.

So how do you protect yourself?

  • Remember that legitimate customer, security, or tech support companies will not initiate unsolicited contact with you.
  • Legitimate law enforcement and government officials will never ask for money to help victims recover lost funds. If in doubt, hang up, look up a public phone number for that agency, and call to confirm if the supposed investigator is real.
  • Resist the pressure to act quickly. Criminals will use social engineering techniques – including fear – to try to make you act before you think things through.
  • Do not give unknown, unverified people remote access to devices or accounts.
  • Ensure all computer anti-virus, security, and malware protection is up to date.

If you have been victimized by this scam, you can file an online report at the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov or call your local FBI office




Attached Media Files: Tech Support Fraud - part 2 - Audio file , Tech Support Fraud - part 2 - slide

JCSO to Receive DUII Enforcement Award (Photo)
Jackson Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/19/18 12:02 PM
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JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. – The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is being recognized for its efforts toward prevention and enforcement of driving under the influence (DUII) laws.  The Oregon DUII Multi-Disciplinary Training Task Force will present an award for the “2017 DUII Enforcement Agency of the Year”  to JCSO on May 3 , 2018, during a ceremony at their annual conference in Bend. 

Sheriff Nathan Sickler is proud to receive the award:  “It is great to be recognized for the hard work our employees are doing to curb impaired driving. DUII enforcement is a priority for us because it directly affects the safety and wellbeing of our citizens.”   

According to award criteria provided by the task force, agencies selected for recognition have employed an effective DUII enforcement program through focused and pro-active “education, prevention, deterrence, or community involvement.”

In 2017, Jackson County deputies made 320 arrests for DUII.  The total number of arrests represents an increase from previous years – 250 in 2016 and 166 in 2015.  Two deputies on JCSO’s four-person traffic team are dedicated specifically to enforcement of laws related to aggressive, distracted, and impaired driving. 

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office regularly uses traditional and social media to encourage DUII prevention.  JCSO’s public outreach includes frequent messaging aimed at DUII awareness and prevention, especially in rural areas – places where crashes too often prove fatal.  With the change in law regarding recreational marijuana in Oregon, JCSO has also taken an active approach in educating the public regarding the dangers of driving under the influence of marijuana.

Sheriff Sickler also recognizes the important role citizens play in DUII prevention and detection.  Citizens are encouraged to intervene if they know somebody who is planning to drive while impaired.  They are also asked to call 911 immediately if they suspect an impaired driver on the road.

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Attached Media Files: Sams Valley traffic patrols , Foothill Rd. traffic patrols

One Arrested, One Sought After Crime Spree *UPDATE* (Photo)
Jackson Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/18/18 7:29 PM
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 Update 4/18/18 at 7:25 pm:

The second suspect, Jesse Michael Dornath, has been lodged at the Jackson County Jail. On Wednesday afternoon, a Medford Police officer arrested Dornath for a probation violation detention warrant. A Jackson County Sheriff’s Office deputy added charges related to the weekend vandalism and burglaries. Additional charges may be added as the investigation continues. 

Original release 4/18/18, at 10:26 am:

MEDFORD, Ore. – Jackson County Sheriff’s Office deputies have made one arrest in a weekend burglary and vandalism spree.  They are asking for the public’s help in tracking down the second suspect.

On Sunday, April 15, 2018, at 5:28 a.m., deputies responded to an audible business alarm in the 2100-block of Sage Road, Medford.  Responding deputies encountered two men walking nearby.  The men were identified and released at the time because the extent of the incident was not yet known. 

JCSO deputies and officers with the Medford Police Department found at least eight businesses and a vehicle on Sage Road and Lars Way that had been burglarized or vandalized.  The total value of the stolen property and damage is estimated at several thousand dollars.  The general area is at the Medford city limits, leading to the multi-jurisdictional investigation.

After obtaining a description of property stolen by the businesses, deputies were able to connect the items to property possessed by the men contacted during the initial response.  Those suspects were identified as Andrew Kyle Beck, 21, of the first block of Freeman Road, Central Point, and Jesse Michael Dornath, 24, of the 3300-block of Eucalyptus Drive, Medford.

On Tuesday, April 17, deputies located Beck with the assistance of Central Point Police.  They recovered stolen property from Beck’s residence.  Beck was lodged in jail on numerous charges from JCSO and Medford PD.

Deputies are still looking for Dornath.  Anyone with information on Dornath’s whereabouts or the incident in general is asked to call dispatch at (541) 776-7206

Case #18-7358

 

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Attached Media Files: Photo - damage , Photo - Dornath booking Nov 17 , Photo - Beck booking 04/17/18 , Photo - recovered property

Deputies Seek to Identify Fraud Suspect (Photo)
Jackson Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/18/18 11:51 AM
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JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. - Deputies are asking for the public's help in identifying a fraud suspect.  The man is suspected of using stolen credit cards at multiple businesses in Rogue River and Grants Pass. 

On Saturday, March 3, 2018, deputies investigated a theft from a vehicle parked at the Jackson County Expo in Central Point.  Among the items stolen were two women's purses with cash and credit cards.  The cards were later used at multiple businesses.

Deputies obtained video footage from the businesses.  The attached photos show the suspect using one of the stolen credit cards at the Lil Pantry in Rogue River.  He is described as a heavy set white male in his 30’s or 40’s with a shaved head.  The suspect drives a white and gold early-1990’s model Ford pickup with an extended cab.

Anyone with information can contact Deputy Tom Hohl at (541) 774-6800.  Tips can also be provided through the JCSO website at http://jacksoncountyor.org/sheriff/Safety/Can-you-ID.

Case #18-4352

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Attached Media Files: Suspect photo 2 , Suspect photo 1 , Vehicle photo 2 , Vehicle photo 1

Hardesty Search and Investigation Suspended (Photo)
Jackson Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/17/18 8:26 AM
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ASHLAND, Ore. – Jackson County Sheriff’s Office officials say the search for an Ashland man missing since April 2017 has been suspended indefinitely.  Based on evidence gathered, investigators believe Harold Hardesty, 87, committed suicide in or near Bear Creek.  His body has not been found despite numerous searches.

Hardesty was reported missing by a family member on April 12, 2017.  Detectives learned he was last seen by friends on the evening of April 9, 2017.  

Surveillance video at Hardesty’s home in the 1200-block of Oak Street, just outside the Ashland city limits, showed Hardesty walking out of his house on the morning of April 10, 2017.  He was carrying a case that appeared to contain a firearm.  Deputies found the case at the edge of Bear Creek, a short walk east of Hardesty’s home.  Hardesty, however, was not located.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Office search and rescue (SAR) teams immediately began searching the area by ground, water, and air with negative results.  Detectives simultaneously conducted a comprehensive investigation, interviewing family and friends and following up on tips. 

Detectives learned Hardesty had dementia and had displayed signs of declining mental health in the weeks leading up to his disappearance.  He had also made efforts to obtain a new firearm.

Searchers have returned several times to search the area, taking advantage of changes in the water level of Bear Creek.  SAR teams have conducted 18 search missions, with 745 person hours.  Costs associated with the search total $15,890.71.

Detectives and search managers have been in close contact with Hardesty’s family since he was reported missing.  Family members share the belief that Hardesty is deceased; they are planning a memorial service for him soon.

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis or considering suicide, please call the Jackson County Mental Health Crisis Line at (541) 774-8201. Resources are also available through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1 (800) 273-8255. 

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Teen Dies in North Foothill Road Crash *Update* (Photo)
Jackson Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/16/18 8:22 AM
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Update 4/16/18 at 8:20 a.m.: 

Deputies identified the driver in Sunday's fatal crash as Robert Bernard Ernst V, 17, of the 1500-block of Angel Crest Road, Medford.  Ernst was a student at North Medford High School.  The school district has grief counselors on hand today to respond to students' needs. 

Original release, 4/15/18 at 7:30 p.m.: 

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Jackson County Sheriff’s Office deputies are investigating a single-vehicle crash that claimed the life of a 17-year-old Medford boy on Sunday afternoon.  Deputies say excessive speed contributed to the crash.

Deputies responded to the 4900-block of North Foothill Road on April 15, 2018, at 2:15 p.m.  The driver was the only person in the vehicle, a blue 2010 Toyota Camry.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.  

Witnesses described seeing the vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed southbound on North Foothill Road between Corey Road and East Vilas Road.  The vehicle drifted into the oncoming lane, and then veered back across the southbound lane and off the roadway.  The vehicle struck a tree, rolled over, and came to rest on its top at the edge of an orchard. 

An investigator with the Jackson County Medical Examiner’s Office responded to the location.  The driver’s next of kin have been notified of his death.  His identity will not be released at this time to allow time for additional family members to be notified.

Case #18-7376




Attached Media Files: Crash scene photo

Lebanon Firefighter Respond to House Fire (Photo)
Lebanon Fire District - 04/19/18 6:07 PM
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Today at approximately 4:30pm Lebanon Fire District was dispatched for a structure fire at 145 Bromil St. A neighbor noticed smoke and fire coming from the rear exterior of the house on the deck. Using a garden hose the neighbor was able to slow the progress of the fire and alert the occupants, who were still inside the home. Lebanon firefighters arrived and removed smoldering decking and siding to completely extinguish the fire. There were no injuries on scene. The fire did not extend into the house or attic. There were a total of 15 personnel, 3 engines, and 3 command officers on scene. The cause of the fire was improperly discarded ashes from a metal fire pit on the patio deck. The damage was estimated at $4000.




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Tip of the Week April 23, 2018
Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/19/18 3:40 PM

While many of us are looking forward to enjoying the warmer weather, we must remind ourselves that some of our loved ones may find themselves in an uncomfortable predicament.  It could even result in their death.

We are speaking about our pets who accompany many of us on our trips and errands in a motor vehicle.  We should never leave our pet unattended in a parked car.  On warm days, the temperature in a car can rise to dangerous levels in minutes, even with the windows cracked open.

Here on the Oregon Coast, even on what seems like a cool but sunny day, inside car temperatures can become uncomfortable and even dangerously high enough to cause a pet to suffer heat stroke.  Dogs have a normal body temperature of 101 to 102.5 degrees.  They can withstand a body temperature of 107 to 108 degrees for only a very short period of time before suffering brain damage or even death.  Even immediate emergency care may not save your pet’s life.

The brief stop we plan to make at the store could stretch to 15 minutes or more before we know it.  Our mistake could cost our pet its life.  Leaving the windows cracked won't cool the car enough to protect our beloved pet, even if we have made water available.

Many pets may not care about a trip in the car, but we know that most dogs are excited about car rides.  Most dogs want to go with their owners everywhere, but when the weather turns warm, it may be safer to leave your pet at home or with a trusted friend.

If you observe a pet in a car under this circumstance, call dispatch at 541-265-0777.

For more tips and information, visit our web site at www.lincolncountysheriff.net and on your Smartphone via the “MobilePatrol” app and Like us on Facebook at Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office – Oregon.




Attached Media Files: 2018-04/5490/113745/042318-How_Long_Will_You_Be_Gone.pdf

Community Presentations: Cascadia Subduction Zone and Distant Tsunamis
Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/19/18 11:40 AM

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and the American Society of Civil Engineers are coordinating community presentations focusing on what you need to know and how to prepare for distant tsunamis and the Cascadia subduction zone earthquake.  The events are open to the public, free of charge, nor RSVP needed. We have also included an update from the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) on regional earthquake impacts.

Please see the attached media release for further details on the outreach event date, time and locations.

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For more information,

Virginia "Jenny" Demaris
Emergency Manager
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
Emergency Management
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Attached Media Files: ASCE Unprepared Presentation Announcement , Lincoln County Cascadia Community Presentations Announcement , Media Release - Cascadia Community Presentations

Update on Missing Idanha Man
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 04/19/18 2:47 PM

 

Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports the search and rescue efforts continue into locating a missing man from Idanha.

Corey Allan Waterman, 37, from Idanha has not been seen since April 6, and was reported missing to the Sheriffs’ Office on April 8..

Deputies have searched in a private timber area south of Idanha where he was last seen.

Search teams include the Linn County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Posse, K-9 and ground teams and ATVs.  Searchers will be out again tomorrow in hopes of finding clues.

It is possible Waterman is not in this area and citizens are asked to call the Sheriff’s Office if they have seen Waterman or know of his location.

 

Missing Idanha Man

 

Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports his deputies are currently searching for a missing person, Corey Allan Waterman, 37, from Idanha.  Waterman was last seen walking up a logging road, off of Church Street in Idanha.

 

Yesterday at 9:08 a.m., Linn County Sheriff’s Office 9-1-1 Dispatch Center received a call from Charles Ray Waterman of Idanha.  Charles said on April 6, 2018, at about 1:30 p.m., his brother Corey went for a walk on a forest road and did not return.  Corey normally takes walks on forest roads, but usually returns in the late evening.  Charles checked with friends and family and he has not been able to locate Corey.

 

Corey is described as 5’7” tall, and 175 pounds with short hair. Corey was last seen wearing brown pants and black boots.  Witnesses do not believe Corey is dressed for the weather conditions.

 

Linn County deputies are in the area and actively looking for Corey.  If you have any information, please call the Linn County Sheriff’s Office at 541-967-3950.

 

 

 

 


Phone Scam circulating again-Marion County Sheriff's Office
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/20/18 2:53 PM

If you receive a phone call from someone saying they are from the Marion County Sheriff's Office and the number that shows up is 503-850-7014, it is a scam. They may be using other Sheriff's Office names and addresses as well.  Marion County will not call and leave a message telling you to send money. 

As a reminder, please do not comply or give out any personal information if you were to receive this call.  Should you find yourself subject to this scam, please contact our Non-Emergency dispatch line at (503)588-5032.


Shooting Leaves Two Dead and Another Injured **Update 2** (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/15/18 4:54 PM
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Deputies are currently seeking any information regarding the pictured vehicle.  Originally thought to be a Cadillac Escalade investigators now believe they are searching for a late model red or maroon Ford Expedition.  If you have any information regarding this vehicle or its owner please call MCSO at 503 540 807

Deputies have identified both men killed in yesterday's shootings that occurred in the parking lots at Bar Fly's located at 444 Lancaster Drive NE and near 421 Lancaster Drive NE, in Salem.  They are Tobias Helms-Reese, age 24, of Salem and Tyler Longacre, age 21, of Salem. Autopsies were performed on both men by the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office. For both men it was determined that the cause of death was from a gunshot wound.   

Detectives are continuing to investigate the shootings.  As this is an ongoing investigation, the Sheriff’s Office will not offer any further details at this time.  

The Sheriff’s Office is still asking anyone with information to please call or tip line at 503 540 8079.

A late night shooting has left two men dead and another man injured. April 14th, 2018 at 2:28 a.m., deputies were called to Bar Fly’s located at 444 Lancaster Drive NE on a reported shooting.

When deputies arrived they found two men shot, both men were taken to area hospitals for treatment. Sadly at the hospital one of the men succumbed to his injuries and died, the second man remains in stable condition. A short time later a third man was found deceased in the parking lot of DaVita located at 421 Lancaster Drive NE.

Investigators believe all three men are related to the same incident. Detectives are currently on scene and are working diligently to determine exactly what happened. Investigators are seeking information you may have about a red Cadillac Escalade seen leaving the area at the time of the shooting. If you have any information or details surrounding the shooting please call our tip line at 503 540 8079.

The Sheriff’s Office is being assisted by the Salem Police Department, Keizer Police Department, Marion County District Attorney’s Office and the Marion County Medical Examiner’s Office. 

Media this is a very active investigation and there are no additional details available at this time. A PIO is currently available on scene. If your are responding to the scene please utilize the Road House parking lot to stage any vehicles and equipment. 

 




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Fatal Crash Trans Pacific Highway -- Coos County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/20/18 12:47 PM
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Friday morning’s fatal crash on Trans Pacific Highway north of Coos Bay/North Bend. 

On April 20, 2018 at approximately 6:06 a.m., OSP troopers responded with the Coos County Sheriff's Office for a crash on Trans Pacific Highway near milepost 1.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a white Chevy Caprice, operated by Jourdan ACKERMAN, age 30, from North Bend, was traveling eastbound at a high rate of speed and left the roadway for unknown reasons.  After leaving the roadway the Chevy Caprice collided with a power pole and came to rest near the bay.  The crash resulted in the fatality of ACKERMAN.  The passengers in the Chevy Caprice were identified as Zane WOOD, age 18, from Coos Bay and Rebekah AARON, age 19, from North Bend.  Both WOOD and AARON received non-life threatening injuries and were transported by ambulance to Bay Area Hospital. 

Investigators are looking at speed as a contributing factor in the crash.  

The crash is being investigated in coordination with Coos County Interagency Crash Team with OSP as the primary investigating agency. 

OSP was assisted by the Coos County Sheriff's Office, Myrtle Point Police Department, Coquille Police Department, North Bend Fire Department, North Bay Fire Department, Bay Cities Ambulance, Coos County District Attorney’s Office and Pacific Power. 

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Fatal Crash Highway 97 near Klamath Falls -- Update Names Released (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/19/18 9:11 AM
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Wednesday morning’s fatal crash on Highway 97 north of Klamath Falls. 

On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at approximately 7:40am, OSP Troopers and First Responders were dispatched to the report of a two vehicle crash on Highway 97, near milepost 266.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a gold Buick Century operated by Timothy KENYON, age 27, from Klamath Falls, was attempting to turn onto Highway 97 from Algoma Road.  However, for unknown reasons, KENYON turned directly in front of a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV), which was traveling northbound on Highway 97.  The CMV, operated by Robert GRIFFITH, age 32, from Central Point, was unable to avoid the collision and crashed into the Buick.

KENYON was ejected from the Buick and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The passenger of the Buick, Cassandra DAVIS, age 28, from Klamath Falls, was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.  GRIFFITH was not injured.

Highway 97 was closed for about seven (7) hours with a detour put in place by Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).  OSP was assisted by the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office, Klamath County Fire District and ODOT.

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Oregon State Police, Portland Bureau of Environmental Services and EPA joint investigation into unlawful wastewater discharge
Oregon State Police - 04/19/18 8:33 AM

On April 19, 2018, the Oregon State Police (OSP), with assistance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and The Portland Bureau of Environmental Services executed a criminal search warrant at the business of Oregon Oils, Inc. located at 2515 NW 28th Ave, Portland, Oregon. The joint OSP and EPA investigation began in early February of 2018 after investigators learned about possible violations of the State and Federal laws pertaining to wastewater treatment and discharges. The City of Portland administers an industrial wastewater discharge permit for the facility and is assisting with the effort.

This case remains under investigation by the OSP and the EPA. Inquiries about the investigation can be directed to the Oregon State Police’s Captain Tim Fox, at (541) 419-8843.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Oregon State Police and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality work in partnership to investigate and enforce Oregon’s Environmental laws. You can report pollution complaints to the DEQ Hotline at 1-888-997-7888 or to the Oregon State Police at 1-800-452-7888.


Jackson County Grand Jury Indicts Man on Sex Charges (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/18/18 11:06 PM
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On April 17, 2018, a Jackson County Grand Jury indicted eighteen year old Daniel Michael Cooley on one count of Rape in the first degree, one count of Unlawful Sexual Penetration in the first degree and one count of Sexual Abuse in the first degree. The charges are related to a several month long investigation by the Oregon State Police in multiple counties.  The current charges involve a juvenile female who was reportedly under 11 years old at the time some of the offences occurred.

Cooley was arrested on March 14, 2018, in Josephine County where he remains lodged on a $100,000 bail. On March 20, 2018, a Josephine County Grand Jury indicted Cooley on two counts of Sexual Abuse in the first degree and one count of Unlawful Sexual Penetration in the second degree. 

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be forthcoming in separate counties. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Oregon State Police Detective Bryan Scott at (541) 618-7957.     




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Fatal Crash Highway 97 near Klamath Falls (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/18/18 2:02 PM
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Wednesday morning’s fatal crash on Highway 97 north of Klamath Falls. 

On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at approximately 7:40am, OSP Troopers and First Responders were dispatched to the report of a two vehicle crash on Highway 97, near milepost 266.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of a gold Buick Century was attempting to turn onto Highway 97 from Algoma Road. However, for unknown reasons, the driver turned directly in front of a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV), which was traveling northbound on Highway 97.  The CMV was unable to avoid the collision and crashed into the Buick.

The driver of the Buick was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The passenger of the Buick was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.  The driver of the CMV was not injured.

Names of those involved are being withheld pending next of kin notification. 

Highway 97 is still currently closed with a detour put in place by Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).  Motorists should check www.tripcheck.com for traffic updates.  OSP was assisted by the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office, Klamath County Fire District and ODOT.

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John Day Man Killed in Vehicle Crash in Deschutes County (Photo)** Update on ages***
Oregon State Police - 04/16/18 2:24 PM
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Update on Ages

David Rausch's age is corrected to 33 and Kevin Faber's age should read 55 years old.

 

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On Sunday, April 15, 2018, at about 5:45pm, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle fatal crash on Highway 20E near milepost 3.5 in Deschutes County.

Preliminary investigation revealed a blue Dodge 2500 pickup, being driven by David RAUSCH, age 23, of Bend, was traveling westbound on Highway 20E approaching Hamby Road.  A maroon Mercury Mystique, driven by Kevin FABER, age 44, of John Day, was southbound on Hamby Road at the stop sign for Highway 20E. Faber suddenly pulled out in front of the Dodge pickup and was Faber’s vehicle was struck on the driver’s side door.  FABER suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Faber’s passenger, Dalena Norton (age 43 from John Day) suffered from non-life threatening injuries and was treated at a local hospital. Neither Rausch nor his passenger, Clayton Coe (age 56 from Bend) sustained any injuries.

Highway 20E was closed for approximately one hour following the crash and then opened to one lane for an additional hour and a half.  Bend Police Department, Bend Fire, ODOT, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office and the Deschutes County Medical Examiner’s Office assisted OSP.

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Oregon State Police Seeks Public Assistance in Arson Investigation from a Fire in Northeast Salem (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/15/18 9:18 PM
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On April 15, 2018 at approximately 3:00 a.m., Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a house fire in Northeast Salem. After preliminary investigation, the fire has been ruled an arson.

Detectives and emergency personnel responded to 3552 Ward Drive NE in Salem for a report of a house fire at the location. It was soon learned there were actually two separate fires. Fires were found at the residence and the barn at the location. The fire at the residence was contained to a single bedroom and the barn was fully engulfed and was a complete loss. There were no reported injuries.

The investigation determined the fire was suspicious and deemed it an arson investigation. The residence has been known to be occupied by transients and it is unknown who was the last to occupy both locations.

The Oregon State Police is seeking the public assistance regarding this case.  Anyone who has known people to frequent this location is asked to call the Oregon State Police at (800)  452-7888 and refer to case number SP18-135992. Detective Scott Yunker is the lead detective on this case.

The Oregon State Police was assisted by Oregon State Fire Marshall Office, Keizer Fire Department, Marion County Fire District One, and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

 

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Pedestrian Safety Enforcement
Roseburg Police Dept. - 04/16/18 11:30 AM

The Roseburg Police Department will be taking part in a pedestrian safety enforcement blitz on Monday, May 7th 2018.  The ability to take part in this event was made possible by a grant that was obtained through Oregon Impact.  This agency will have officers on duty who will be conducting pedestrian safety events around crosswalk areas in the City of Roseburg to enforce laws regarding pedestrian safety.

The goal of this event is to reduce pedestrian injuries and fatalities and to remind drivers to be cautious when approaching crosswalks, and to yield to pedestrians who are utilizing those crossing areas.  According to statistics provided by the Oregon Department of Transportation, pedestrians accounted for an average of 14% of traffic fatalities from 2008 through 2010 in Oregon.  For 2015, 886 pedestrians were injured and 73 were killed in motor vehicle crashes.  Oregon's streets and highways are busy roadways that must be shared by drivers and pedestrians alike.  The majority of driver errors in motor vehicle / pedestrian crashes are a failure of drivers to yield to the pedestrian.  Half of the pedestrians who were struck by vehicles were hit while in a crosswalk.  Pedestrians and motorists both share in the responsibility of pedestrian safety.  However, under Oregon law, drivers have specific responsibilities.

When turning at a traffic signal, drivers must:

Stop and remain stopped for pedestrians until they have cleared the lane into which your vehicle is turning and at least 6 feet of the next lane.

At any other crosswalks - whether marked with paint or unmarked drivers must:

Stop and remain stopped for pedestrians until they have cleared the lane in which you are traveling (or into which you are turning) and the next lane.

Stop and remain stopped for students as you are directed by a crossing guard.

Stop and remain stopped for a blind pedestrian using a white cane or a guide dog until the pedestrian is completely across the roadway.

Safety Tips

Remember, under Oregon law there is a crosswalk at every intersection.

Do not pass a vehicle stopped at a crosswalk. A stopped car may be a clue that a pedestrian is crossing.  When stopping for a crosswalk on a multi-lane road, you should stop about 30 feet before the crosswalk so you don't block visibility to a driver in a second lane.

When stopping at an intersection, do not block the crosswalk.  This forces pedestrians to go around your vehicle and puts them in a dangerous situation.

Watch for pedestrians, especially children, when exiting driveways or when backing out of parking spaces in parking lots.

Pedestrians move at different speeds.  Be alert for children who may suddenly dart into the street.  Be patient with older adults who take extra time to cross the street.

Around taverns and bars, be alert for people with slowed reaction times or impaired judgment.

Be alert for people or animals during low-light conditions, especially in areas where they are likely to cross the road, or you might not see them until it is too late to stop.


Roseburg Police Department Continues Crackdown on Drunk Drivers
Roseburg Police Dept. - 04/16/18 9:57 AM

High visibility enforcement, and increasing the number of officers on the streets aggressively seeking out drunk drivers, is designed to deter people from driving after they've been drinking. "Our goal at RPD is to save lives by focusing on impaired driving in order to make our roads safer for our community in Roseburg during 2018," said Sgt. Chrisenbery. "That's why we're continuing our efforts in working with Oregon Impact to crack down on impaired drivers."

The Roseburg Police Department will continue participating in a high visibility enforcement campaign beginning in April of 2018 and will continue through September of 2018.


Tangent Fire District to Celebrate 60 years
Tangent Rural Fire Dist. - 04/17/18 9:57 AM

Tangent Fire District, established in 1958, will celebrate 60 years of making a difference by holding an open house on Sunday April 22. The Open House will be held at Station 71 located at 32053 Birdfoot Dr. in Tangent from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. There will be activities and displays including a fire safety trailer, slideshows of TFD photos, station tours, apparatus displays, auto extrication demonstration, hot dogs and chips, popcorn and cotton candy, and information on programs and volunteering. There will also be commemorative t-shirts available for purchase. The event is open to the public, and all current and former volunteer firefighters, employees, and Board members are encouraged to attend. For additional information contact Fire Chief Scott Casebolt at 541-928-8722, or email at info@tangentfire.com.


Medical
Eugene celebrates PeaceHealth Rides, the city's first bike share program (Photo)
PeaceHealth - 04/20/18 2:48 PM
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EUGENE, Ore.— PeaceHealth Rides hit the ground running yesterday at an outdoor party to celebrate Eugene’s first bike-share program.

Community leaders, cycling enthusiasts and other interested citizens gathered at the Eugene Water & Electric Board River Edge Public Plaza to enjoy music and food while checking out some of 300 sturdy, blue PeaceHealth-branded bikes now available to rent from 35 kiosks around the city. Some guests took a “celebration spin” along the nearby river path.

“Today, I represent one of the many community partners who were instrumental in helping to deliver the vision of a public bike share system,” Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis said. “We are all thrilled to have PeaceHealth as the title sponsor of PeaceHealth Rides because they are an organization that cares as deeply about the health and livability of our community as we do.”

Bike share is an innovative transportation alternative to cars and buses. For a modest charge—$1 for 15 minutes or $15 a month for most users—riders can pick up and drop off bicycles for one-way trips. Although bicycles can be locked to any bike rack within the system area, PeaceHealth Rides stations are located near high-traffic businesses, restaurants, health-care facilities, parks and other popular destinations.

It’s a healthy, environmentally friendly and congestion-reducing transportation alternative that cities around the world are embracing. Several Northwest cities, including Portland, Seattle and Boise, have incorporated bike share systems.

“Promoting personal and community health is one of the foundations of our PeaceHealth Mission, and we can’t think of an easier and more enjoyable way to build muscle, improve balance and coordination, decrease stress and boost cardiovascular fitness than a daily spin on a PeaceHealth Rides bike,” said Susan Blane, PeaceHealth Oregon director of community health. “This program also offers a new transportation option to community members who struggle to access health care and other social services. We want everyone in the community to be able to experience the health benefits, utility and joy of bike share, without price being a barrier.”

Eugene’s 35 stations are clustered in the downtown core, Whiteaker neighborhood and University of Oregon campus (including PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center, University District). There’s also a standalone station at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield, intended for use by hospital patients, visitors and caregivers.

Working with our partners and a variety of community organizations, PeaceHealth Rides will be offering both subsidized and reduced fare options to those in need. PeaceHealth Rides is also working to incorporate adaptive rental bikes into the fleet to ensure the program is ADA accessible.

“Eugene is so ready to embrace this program,” said Lindsey Hayward, general manager for PeaceHealth Rides, which is operated by JUMP Bikes under a contract with the city. “PeaceHealth Rides is the culmination of years of planning and research, and we’re confident it will be successful. And we’re so excited to be partnering with a health-care organization that’s committed to the health and wellness of all citizens.”

Speakers at the Launch Party were:

  • Mayor Lucy Vinis, city of Eugene
  • Susan Blane, director of community health, PeaceHealth
  • Paul Esselstyn, PeaceHealth heart patient
  • Kris Winter, associate vice president and dean of students, University of Oregon
  • Carl Yeh, board member, Lane Transit District Board of Directors

To learn more about PeaceHealth Rides, including cost, rental instructions and station locations, visit www.peacehealthrides.com.

About PeaceHealth Rides

PeaceHealth Rides is a form of active transportation where users can pick up and drop off publicly available bicycles for one-way trips across the city.  Bike share conveniently and affordably complements other forms of transit, keeping you healthy and on the go. The bike share program is a partnership with the City of Eugene, University of Oregon, Lane Transit District, Social Bicycles by JUMP Bikes and title sponsor PeaceHealth. For more information, visit https://www.peacehealthrides.com or follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PeaceHealthRides.

About PeaceHealth
PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. The Sisters shared expertise and transferred wisdom from one medical center to another, always finding the best way to serve the unmet need for healthcare in their communities. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of the founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. Visit us online at peacehealth.org. or follow PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at www.facebook.com/PeaceHealthOregon.




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Utilities
PacifiCorp wind expansion advances with Wyoming approval
Pacific Power - 04/16/18 10:50 AM

Contact: Bob Gravely                                                             FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   

(503) 813-7282                                                                       April 16, 2018

 

PacifiCorp wind expansion advances with Wyoming approval

 State commission approves settlement around “Energy Vision 2020” plan

 

Portland, Ore, April 16, 2018 – The Wyoming Public Service Commission on Thursday approved PacifiCorp moving ahead with a significant wind and transmission expansion plan that would add enough new wind energy to power more than 400,000 homes by 2020.

 

In a bench decision, the Wyoming PSC approved a settlement agreement between PacifiCorp, the Wyoming Industrial Energy Consumers, the Wyoming Office of Consumer Advocate and the Interwest Energy Alliance on the new wind and transmission portions of PacifiCorp’s Energy Vision 2020 proposal. The commission also approved the Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCNs) that are needed for construction of the Wyoming-based projects.

 

“Approval by the Wyoming commission marks a key step forward for our plan to significantly expand the amount of cost-effective renewable energy serving customers,” said Stefan Bird, president and CEO of Pacific Power, the unit of PacifiCorp that serves customers in Oregon, Washington, and Northern California.

 

As part of the settlement agreement, a previously announced 161 MW wind project in Uinta County, WY will no longer be included in the initiative. PacifiCorp also agreed to additional customer protections in the event of cost overruns as part of the agreement.

 

Included in the approved settlement are three new Wyoming wind projects that will provide a total 1,150 MW of new wind, which represents about a 60 percent expansion of PacifiCorp’s current owned and contracted wind fleet, as well as a 140 mile high-voltage transmission line in Wyoming that will help more wind energy connect to PacifiCorp’s transmission system.

 

In addition to the new wind projects and transmission line, the company’s Energy Vision 2020 initiative would upgrade, or “repower,” the company’s existing wind fleet in Wyoming, Washington and Oregon with longer blades and newer technology to boost output and extend the life of the projects.

 

The repowering plan is being considered separately by the Wyoming commission and is still pending. Components of the plan also are still waiting state regulatory approval in Utah, Oregon and Idaho.

 

Pending approval from state commissions, acquisition of rights of way, and receipt of permits, construction on the wind and transmission projects is expected to start in 2019.

 

The Energy Vision 2020 projects were identified in the company’s 2017 Integrated Resource Plan as the most cost-effective option to meet customers’ energy needs over the next 20 years. Completing the projects by 2020 will allow customers to realize the full benefit of production tax credits and provide a net savings for customers over the life of the projects.

 

Visit the following link for more information about Energy Vision 2020. www.pacificorp.com/ev2020  

 

 

 

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Break-in at BPA substation threatens power service, endangers employees
Bonneville Power Administration - 04/20/18 12:25 PM

PR 06-18

BONNEVILLE POWER ADMINISTRATION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 20, 2018
 

Portland, Ore. – Bonneville Power Administration security officials report that a recent break-in at the McNary Substation in Umatilla, Oregon, resulted in the theft of 29 copper ground wires. The substation is McNary Dam’s first point of integration to the region’s power grid. 

A BPA employee discovered the theft Monday morning during a routine inspection. Officials say the crime likely occurred over the weekend, between April 13 and 16. 

“This is a serious concern on several levels,” said Doug Dailey, BPA physical security specialist. “The number of copper grounds stolen creates a safety issue for our transmission employees and could have caused significant damage to equipment had it not been discovered.”

Officials say there was no interruption of power transmission and that they are evaluating the damage to determine what resources are needed to make necessary repairs.

The BPA Security Office is taking additional steps to further secure property, equipment and materials to minimize and prevent theft at other BPA facilities.

“We learned that this break-in is one of four similar incidents at utility substations in the area over the past couple of months,” said Dailey. “We are coordinating closely with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. Additionally, our people have been checking other BPA substations near McNary to determine if any of those locations have been affected.” 

Anyone with information about the theft is encouraged to contact the Umatilla County Sheriff’s office at 541-966-3600.

About BPA

The Bonneville Power Administration, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is a nonprofit federal power marketer that sells wholesale electricity from 31 federal dams and one nuclear plant to 143 electric utilities, serving millions of consumers and businesses in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, western Montana and parts of California, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming. BPA delivers power via more than 15,000 circuit miles of lines and 260 substations to 511 transmission customers. In all, BPA markets about a third of the electricity consumed in the Northwest and operates three-quarters of the region’s high-voltage transmission grid. BPA also funds one of the largest fish and wildlife programs in the world, and, with its partners, pursues cost-effective energy savings and operational solutions that help maintain affordable, reliable and carbon-free electric power for the Northwest.   www.bpa.gov


State Department to host town hall on modernizing the Columbia River Treaty Regime
Bonneville Power Administration - 04/17/18 3:50 PM

State Department to host town hall on modernizing the Columbia River Treaty Regime

The U.S. Department of State announced on April 10 that it would host a town hall April 25 on upcoming negotiations between the United States and Canada to modernize the Columbia River Treaty Regime. The Town Hall, which is free and open to the public, will take place from 5-7 p.m. at the Historic Davenport Hotel in Spokane, Washington. For more information or to submit questions in advance, please email iaRiverTreaty@state.gov">ColumbiaRiverTreaty@state.gov. Press inquiries should be directed to ess@state.gov">WHAPress@state.gov.

The full news release from the State Department follows:

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release
MEDIA NOTE
April 10, 2018

Town Hall on Modernizing the Columbia River Treaty Regime

U.S. Columbia River Treaty Negotiator Jill Smail will lead a Town Hall on April 25, 2018, as the United States and Canada prepare to begin negotiations to modernize the Columbia River Treaty regime.  The Town Hall, which is free of charge and open to the public, will take place at the Historic Davenport Hotel in Spokane, Washington, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  At this event, U.S. government representatives will provide a general review of the upcoming process and plans for engaging the region.  They will also take questions from the public; feel free to send questions in advance to iaRiverTreaty@state.gov">ColumbiaRiverTreaty@state.gov.  A call-in number will be available upon request for those unable to attend in person.

The United States recognizes the valuable and dedicated efforts of the tribes, state and local government representatives, stakeholders, and members of the public in contributing to the U.S. Entity Regional Recommendation for the Future of the Columbia River Treaty after 2024.  Consistent with the Regional Recommendation, key United States objectives include continued, careful management of flood risk; ensuring a reliable and economical power supply; and better addressing the ecosystem in a modernized treaty regime. 

For further information, please email iaRiverTreaty@state.gov">ColumbiaRiverTreaty@state.gov.  For press inquiries, please email ess@state.gov">WHAPress@state.gov.


BLM Seeks Nominations to Resource Advisory Councils
Bureau of Land Management Ore. & Wash. - 04/20/18 9:56 AM

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) today announced that it is seeking public nominations for positions on 30 citizen-based sounding boards for BLM initiatives, proposals, and policy changes.

Resource Advisory Councils (RACs) provide advice and recommendations for the BLM to consider on a range of resource and land management issues. The BLM maintains 37 such chartered advisory committees located in the West. Of those committees, 30 are RACs. Each Council consists of 10 to 15 members from diverse interests in local communities, and they assist in the development of committee recommendations that address public land management issues. Established by charter, RACs are critical in assisting the BLM in continuing to be a good neighbor in the communities that the agency serves.

"The BLM Resource Advisory Councils are an important forum for the community conversation that is a key component of public land management," said BLM State Director Jamie E. Connell. "By ensuring that RAC representation reflects a variety of perspectives, RAC members provide a valuable service to the Bureau by delving into issues and proposing solutions on a wide variety of land and resource uses issues."

Individuals may nominate themselves or others to serve on a Council. Nominees, who must be residents of the state or states where the RAC has jurisdiction, will be reviewed on the basis of their training, education, and knowledge of the Council’s geographic area. Nominees should also demonstrate a commitment to consensus building and collaborative decision-making. Letters of reference must accompany all nominations from any represented interests or organizations, a completed RAC application, and any other information that speaks to the nominee’s qualifications.

Each of the 30 RACs has different positions open in the following categories:

Category One – Public land ranchers and representatives of organizations associated with energy and mineral development, the commercial timber industry, transportation or rights-of-way, off-highway vehicle use, and commercial recreation.

Category Two – Representatives of nationally or regionally recognized environmental organizations, archaeological and historical organizations, dispersed recreation activities, and wild horse and burro organizations.

Category Three – Representatives of State, county, or local elected office; representatives and employees of a state agency responsible for the management of natural resources; representatives of Indian tribes within or adjacent to the area for which the RAC is organized, Alaska Natives as appropriate to the state of Alaska; representatives and employees of academic institutions who are involved in natural sciences; and the public-at-large.

The BLM administers 8 advisory councils and committees in Oregon and Washington. More information, including an Oregon/Washington RAC boundary map, can be found online at https://www.blm.gov/get-involved/resource-advisory-council/near-you/oregon-washington.

As published in a notice in today’s Federal Register, the BLM will consider nominations for 45 days (until June 4, 2018).  Requests for more information, nominations and completed applications for RACs should be sent to the appropriate BLM personnel listed below:

Coastal Oregon RAC

Megan Harper, BLM Coos Bay District Office, 1300 Airport Lane, North Bend, OR 97459, 541-751-4353.

 

Eastern Washington RAC

Jeff Clark, BLM Spokane District Office, 1103 North Fancher Road, Spokane, WA 99212, 509-536-1297.

 

John Day-Snake RAC

Lisa Clark, BLM Prineville District Office, 3050 NE 3rd Street, Prineville, OR 97754, 541-416-6864.

 

Northwest Oregon RAC

Jennifer Velez, BLM Northwest Oregon District Office, 1717 Fabry Road SE, Salem, OR 97306, 541-222-9241.

 

San Juan Islands National Monument Advisory Committee

Marcia de Chadenedes, BLM San Juan Islands National Monument Office,

P.O. Box 3, 37 Washburn Avenue, Lopez Island, Washington  98261, 360-468-3051.

 

Southeast Oregon RAC

Larisa Bogardus, BLM Lakeview District Office, 1301 S. G Street, Lakeview, OR 97630, 541-947-6237.

 

Southwest Oregon RAC

Christina Breslin, BLM Medford District Office, 3040 Biddle Road, Medford, OR 97504, 541-618-2371.

 

Steens Mountain Advisory Council

Tara Thissell, BLM Burns District Office, 28910 Highway 20 West, Hines, OR  97738, 541-573-4519.

 

-BLM-

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. Diverse activities authorized on these lands generated $75 billion in sales of goods and services throughout the American economy in fiscal year 2016—more than any other agency in the Department of the Interior. These activities supported more than 372,000 jobs.


State
DPSST Corrections Policy Committee Meeting Scheduled
Ore. Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 04/19/18 9:39 AM

For Immediate Release                                          

April 19, 2018

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 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 8, 2018.  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.  Approval of Meeting Minutes

Approve the minutes of the February 13, 2018 Corrections Policy Committee meeting.

3.  Review of Pilot Curriculum – BPP76

Presented by Chris Enquist

4.  Quarterly Review of DOC BCC

Presented by Robert Sigleer

5.  ORS 183.405 – Five Year Review of Agency Rules Adopted Information Update

Presented by Jennifer Howald

6.  Proposed Rule Changes for OARs 259-007-0010, 259-008-0070, 259-009-0070, 259-020-0200, 259-060-0300 and 259-061-0300; Board Disapproval of a Policy Committee Recommendation

Presented by Jennifer Howald

7.  Administrative Closures-Corrections

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

8.  Edison, James DPSST #38290 – Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Corrections Certifications; Department of Corrections – PRCI

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

9.  Lagao, Mario DPSST #53203 – Basic Corrections Certifications; Department of Corrections-EOCI

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

10. Hanson, Shawn K. DPSST #58352 – Application for Training and Subsequent Certification; Department of Corrections – CCCF

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

11. Beers, Tyler DPSST #58455 – Application for Training and Subsequent Certification; Department of Corrections – EOCI

Presented by Kristen Hibberds

12.  Department Update

13.  Next Regularly Scheduled Meeting – August 14, 2018 at 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 Criminal Justice Management/Executive Certification Workgroup Meeting Scheduled
Ore. Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 04/19/18 9:26 AM

For Immediate Release                                          

April 18, 2018

Contact:              Linsay Hale

                              503-378-2427

Notice of Regular Meeting

The Criminal Justice Management/Executive Certification Workgroup will hold a regular meeting on April 26, 2018 at 1:30.  The meeting will be held at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE Salem, Oregon 97317. The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the deaf or hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made before the meeting by calling the contact listed above. 

Agenda Items:

  1. Discussion regarding Supervisory, Management and Executive level training for criminal justice professionals – Dr. Steve James, Washington State University
  2. Next Steps

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 Criminal Justice Management/Executive Certification Workgroup 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.


Oregon Law Enforcement Career Fair - Looks to Fill 500 Vacancies (Photo)
Ore. Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 04/18/18 2:23 PM
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The Oregon Association of Chief of Police, Oregon State Sheriff’s Association, Oregon Peace Officers Association, and the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) are pleased to host the Oregon Law Enforcement  Career Fair at the Oregon Public Safety Academy at 4190 Aumsville Highway SE in Salem on Friday, April 20, 2018  and Saturday, April 21, 2018.  Both days will run from 10 am to 2 pm and more than three dozen agencies will be in attendance.

DPSST Director Eriks Gabliks said "across the state law enforcement agencies are looking to hire men and women from diverse backgrounds who are problem solvers interested in engaging with community members to help make communities safe.  With baby boomers getting ready to retire, there are more than 500 current vacancies and there will be many more to follow as more than 1,000 currently employed police, corrections and parole and probation officers and 9-1-1 operators around Oregon will be eligible to retire over the next three years.”

Gabliks said “The event will run from 10 am to 2 pm on both days and will not only allow interested applicants (friends and family members) to meet representatives from dozens of law enforcement agencies but also find out about the various career opportunities available that range from police, corrections and parole and probation officers; 9-1-1 operators; lab and evidence technicians; crime analysts; forensic chemists; nurses; and many others.  Specialties such as K-9, explosives technicians, marine patrol, tactical, and motor patrol will also be on hand to answer questions and display their equipment.”

Both days of the two-day event will also feature three panel discussions - Why Policing in 2018; Women in Law Enforcement; Military to Law Enforcement: Continuing to Serve.  Gabliks said "In previous years the panel discussions have been well attended and have allowed applicants (and friends and family members) interested in career opportunities to hear first-hand from those currently working in the field what to expect, what a day is like, what challenges and rewards they have experienced, what they wished they would have known when they applied, etc.  Each session includes active question and answer sessions."

A new statewide law enforcement careers webpage is a great tool for interested applicants, OregonPoliceJobs.com  Gabliks said “This is a new webpage that is an amazing tool that will help get the word out on what is available around the state at a centralized location"  

For more information http://www.oregon.gov/dpsst/HR/PublishingImages/2018%20Career%20Fair.pdf

Attachments included – 3 photos  




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New grants fund key veteran service projects across the state (Photo)
Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs - 04/18/18 10:01 AM
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The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs this week awarded grants totaling more than half a million dollars to fund key projects that will improve veterans’ access to transportation, housing, health care and other vital services across the state.

The grants are funded through the Veteran Services Grant Fund, a new program established by the Legislature during the 2017 session. Based on the funding available, the evaluation committee selected 10 outstanding proposals from nonprofit, governmental and community organizations that are already providing significant and much-needed services to Oregon veterans and their families.

“Our partners are our greatest asset,” said Mitch Sparks, ODVA acting director. “They are doing amazing and innovative work to ensure all of our veterans have access to the care and benefits they deserve, and we are thrilled to be able to support and expand that work.”

The response to this new grant program was remarkable, as a total of 59 grant proposals were submitted, with requests in excess of $5.3 million — almost 10 times the amount of funding available.

Sparks said the response clearly highlights the large community of organizations who are doing important work for veterans statewide, as well as the many critical needs that still exist.

“This is a starting point,” Sparks said. “Through this process, we now have first-hand information that details the gaps in local services, with proposed solutions directly from the providers in those areas. We will be sharing this information with our legislative partners, and we are hopeful this program will be renewed for another round of funding.”

The Veteran Services Grant Fund receives funding from Lottery revenues, as authorized by Measure 96, which Oregon voters approved overwhelmingly in 2016. ODVA and its partners in the veteran community are grateful for the continued support and bipartisan leadership of Gov. Kate Brown, the Legislature and citizens across the state.

The complete list of grant awardees and their projects may be found here: www.oregon.gov/odva/Connect/Documents/Grants/2017-Veteran-Services-Grant/VeteranServicesGrantRecipients.pdf.




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Southwest Oregon Regional Forest Practices Committee will meet in Medford May 2
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 04/19/18 10:07 AM

News Release

Date:     April 19, 2018

Contact:

Nick Hennemann, Public Affairs Specialist, Salem, 503-910-4311
Kyle Abraham, Private Forests Division, Salem, 503-945-7473

 

SALEM, Ore.—The Southwest Oregon Regional Forest Practices Committee will meet Wednesday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Inn at the Commons, 200 N. Riverside Avenue, Medford.

Agenda items that the committee will discuss and may take action on include:

  • Private Forests Division update
  • Siskiyou streamside literature review
  • Tethered logging
  • Marbled Murrelet rule analysis
  • Food plots rulemaking
  • Incentives


This is a public meeting and everyone is welcome. The agenda includes time for public comment at the beginning of the meeting. 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. For more information about attending the meeting please contact Susan Dominique at 503-945-7502.
 
Regional Forest Practices Committees are advisory groups made up of forest landowners and the public who advise the board on current forestry issues and forest management approaches. Additional information about Regional Forest Practices Committees is available at: https://www.oregon.gov/ODF/Board/Pages/RFPC.aspx.
 
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Oregon Board of Forestry meets April 25 in Salem
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 04/18/18 8:37 AM

News Release

Date:  April 18, 2018

Contact:  Megan Ehnle, Board of Forestry Executive Support, Cell: 503-302-5603

 

Salem, ORE – The Oregon Board of Forestry will meet in Salem on April 25. The meeting is open to the public and a public comment period is on the agenda.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. and end at approximately 5 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Tillamook Room, Administration Building C, at the Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters, located at 2600 State St., in Salem.

Agenda items include:

  • Oregon Department of Forestry Fiscal Report – An update on the agency’s current financial status.
  • 2019 – 21 Biennial Budget Policy Packages – Presenting the agency’s proposed policy option packages for the 2019 – 21 biennium.
  • Agency Initiative: 2019 – 2021 Agency Biennial Budget Request – Status update on the agency initiative development, including the draft framework and strategy to finalize the work for the Board to consider at the upcoming June meeting.
  • Update from the USDA Regional Forester, PNW Research Station Director, and Oregon State Forester – Updates on the ongoing partnership that include the 2017 fire season close-out, Good Neighbor Authority, fire season preparedness, and joint research topics.
  • Forest Trust Lands Advisory Committee testimony – FTLAC comments and information on state forests.
  • Northwest Oregon State Forests Management Plan – State Forests Division staff will present proposed building principles, definitions of financial viability and conservation, and a modified FMP Content Table.
  • Forest Practices Act (FPA) Rule Enforcement Policy Review/Rule Process Relating to Marbled Murrelet Sites – Private Forests Division staff will present an overview of a draft Technical Report for Marbled Murrelets and seek direction to move forward with an expert review of the report.
  • Tillamook Forest Heritage Trust – Overview of the history, mission, and key programs of the trust, and recommending the Board endorse the trust’s strategic plan.

Agenda materials are available at www.oregon.gov/ODF/Board/Pages/BOFMeetings.aspx.

Accommodations for people with disabilities, and special materials, services, or assistance can be arranged by calling the department’s Public Affairs Office, at least 48 hours in advance, at 503-945-7200.

The Oregon Board of Forestry consists of seven citizens nominated by the Governor and confirmed by the Oregon Senate. Responsibilities include appointing the State Forester, setting management direction for state-owned forests, adopting rules governing timber harvest and other practices on private forestland, and promoting sustainable management of Oregon’s 30 million-acre forestland base. More information about the Board is available at: www.oregon.gov/ODF/Board/Pages/AboutBOF.aspx.

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Oregon Board of Forestry Subcommittee on Federal Forests meets April 24 in Salem
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 04/18/18 8:31 AM

News Release

Date:  April 18, 2018

Contact:  Megan Ehnle, Board of Forestry Executive Support, Cell: 503-302-5603

 

Salem, ORE – The Oregon Board of Forestry Subcommittee on Federal Forests will meet in Salem on April 24. The meeting is open to the public and a public comment period is on the agenda.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. and end at approximately 5 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Santiam Room, Operations Building D, at the Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters, located at 2600 State St., in Salem.

Agenda items include:

  • An overview of the Federal Forest Restoration Program, Good Neighbor Authority and HB 4118
  • Information and discussion about priorities for fuel reduction treatments
  • An update and review of current federal policy work

Accommodations for people with disabilities, and special materials, services, or assistance can be arranged by calling the department’s Public Affairs Office, at least 48 hours in advance, at 503-945-7200.

The Oregon Board of Forestry consists of seven citizens nominated by the Governor and confirmed by the Oregon Senate. Responsibilities include appointing the State Forester, setting management direction for state-owned forests, adopting rules governing timber harvest and other practices on private forestland, and promoting sustainable management of Oregon’s 30 million-acre forestland base. More information about the Board is available at: www.oregon.gov/ODF/Board/Pages/AboutBOF.aspx.

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Employment in Oregon March 2018 News Release
Oregon Employment Dept. - 04/17/18 10:00 AM

Oregon’s Solid Job Growth and Low Unemployment Rate Continue in March

Oregon’s unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in February and March. For 15 consecutive months, the rate has been close to 4.1 percent, its lowest level since comparable records began in 1976. The U.S. unemployment rate was also 4.1 percent in both February and March. The economy continues to expand as reflected by record highs in Oregon’s civilian labor force (2,132,000 individuals) and total employment (2,043,000 individuals).

In March, Oregon’s nonfarm payroll employment grew by 4,200 jobs, following a revised gain of 700 jobs in February. Recent growth was somewhat stronger than during much of 2016 and 2017 when growth averaged 3,700 jobs per month.

In March, retail trade added 2,400 jobs, due to stronger hiring patterns than normal during the first three months of the year. These gains followed somewhat lackluster holiday hiring in retail at the end of 2017. In the past 12 months, the retail components adding the most jobs were motor vehicle and parts dealers (+1,000 jobs) and food and beverage stores (+1,000 jobs).

Manufacturing rebounded in March, adding 1,200 jobs, following a loss of 900 in February. Oregon’s manufacturing sector is growing, adding 4,200 jobs over the past 12 months. Durable goods manufacturing picked up the pace of hiring in recent months. Its growth was led by computer and electronic product manufacturing, which added 2,100 jobs over the past 12 months.

Professional and business services was the only other major industry with a notable over-the-month job change in March. It added 800 jobs, putting this large industry back on a track of modest expansion. Within the past 12 months it added 2,800 jobs, or 1.2 percent.

Total nonfarm payroll employment grew by 41,000 jobs, or 2.2 percent, since March 2017. Oregon is adding jobs faster than the U.S. rate of 1.5 percent.

Next Press Releases
The Oregon Employment Department plans to release the March county and metropolitan area unemployment rates on Tuesday, April 24th, and the next statewide unemployment rate and employment survey data for April on Tuesday, May 15th.

Notes:
All numbers in the above narrative are seasonally adjusted except for the component industries within retail trade and manufacturing.

The Oregon Employment Department and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) work cooperatively to develop and publish monthly Oregon payroll employment and labor force data. The estimates of monthly job gains and losses are based on a survey of businesses. The estimates of unemployment are based on a survey of households and other sources.

Effective with the January 2018 data, employment of Oregon’s approximately 17,000 home care workers are counted in private health care and social assistance instead of state government. The change was due to legislative action clarifying that for purposes of workforce and labor market information, home care workers are not employees of state government. The reclassification affects private sector and government monthly change figures for January 2018 and will affect over-the-year change figures through December 2018. It does not affect total payroll employment levels.

The pdf version of the news release, including tables and graphs, can be found at www.QualityInfo.org/press-release. To obtain the data in other formats such as in Excel, visit www.QualityInfo.org, then within the top banner, select Economic Data, then choose LAUS or CES. To request the press release as a Word document, contact the person shown at the top of this press release.

For help finding jobs and training resources, visit one of the state's WorkSource Oregon centers or go to: www.WorkSourceOregon.org.

Equal Opportunity program — auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Contact: (503) 947-1794. For the Deaf and Hard of Hearing population, call 711 Telecommunications Relay Services.

 




Attached Media Files: Employment in Oregon March 2018

Health Aspects of Kindergarten Readiness Technical Workgroup meets April 20 in Wilsonville and by webinar
Oregon Health Authority - 04/19/18 4:41 PM

April 19, 2018

Contact: Jennifer Uhlman, 503-939-5267, .m.uhlman@state.or.us">jennifer.m.uhlman@state.or.us  (meeting information or accommodation)

Health Aspects of Kindergarten Readiness Technical Workgroup meets April 20 in Wilsonville and by webinar

What: A public meeting of the Health Aspects of Kindergarten Readiness Technical Workgroup

When: April 20, 2-5 p.m.

Where: Clackamas Community College Wilsonville Training Center, 29353 SW Town Center Loop E., Wilsonville

The public may also attend by webinar or by conference call at 877-848-7030, participant code 695684. Register for the webinar at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6656206289436141313.

Agenda: Welcome and introductions; reflections from March meeting; scope and work plan refresher; review draft conceptual framework; review draft criteria for measure recommendations; public comments open at 4:45 p.m.

Details: For more information including a full agenda, please visit the technical workgroup’s website at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/ANALYTICS/Pages/KR-Health.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 Melisa Otrugman at 503-689-5238, 711 TTY, ugman@state.or.us">melisa.z.otrugman@state.or.us, at least 48 hours before the meeting.

 

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Toxic Free Kids Program Rules Advisory Committee to meet April 23, May 9, May 14
Oregon Health Authority - 04/18/18 4:25 PM

April 18, 2018

Toxic Free Kids Program Rules Advisory Committee to meet April 23, May 9, May 14

What: A series of public meetings of the Toxic Free Kids Program Rules Advisory Committee (RAC) to implement requirements set forth by SB 478 of the 2015 legislative session

Agenda: Provide background information and purpose of RAC; review the rulemaking process; review draft rule language; request input and feedback; discuss next steps

When: April 23, 9 a.m.-noon via teleconference; May 9, 9 a.m.-noon (in person); May 14, 9 a.m.-noon (in person, if needed)

Where: Portland State Office Building, 800 NE Oregon St., Portland. The meeting on May 9 will be in Room 1E; the May 14 meeting if necessary, will be in Room 1B. The public may attend any or all all of the three meetings by telephone conference call at 888-363-4735, participant code 1027039.

Who: The Toxic Free Kids Rules Advisory Committee includes representation of Oregon Environmental Council, The Toy Association, Oregon Business and Industry, American Chemistry Council, Oregon Health Authority, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Multnomah County Department of Health, Metro Regional Government, Washington Department of Ecology.

Program contact: Justin Waltz, 971-673-1217, justin.waltz@state.or.us

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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 Justin Waltz, 971-673-0429, 711 TTY, or Justin.Waltz@state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.

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Tobacco Reduction Advisory Committee to meet April 26 in Portland
Oregon Health Authority - 04/18/18 2:36 PM

April 18, 2018

Tobacco Reduction Advisory Committee to meet April 26 in Portland

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

When: April 26, 1-2:30 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 and comprised of private organizations and state agencies dedicated to the reduction of the harmful impact of Oregonians’ tobacco use.

Details: Agenda items include: updates on the tobacco retail evaluation, Tobacco 21 and compliance checks; and a Tobacco Metrics Accountability Work Group update.

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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 Sarah Barnard at 971-673-1347, 711 TTY or ah.barnard@state.or.us">sarah.barnard@state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.

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Dental Pilot Project Advisory Committee quarterly meeting April 23
Oregon Health Authority - 04/18/18 2:00 PM

April 18, 2018

Dental Pilot Project Advisory Committee quarterly meeting April 23

What: The state Dental Pilot Project Advisory Committee is holding its quarterly meeting. This meeting will cover Dental Pilot Project #100, “Oregon Tribes Dental Health Aide Therapist Pilot Project.”

Agenda: Review site visit findings; review project modification request; discuss next site visit; discuss modification of administrative rules for Dental Pilot Project program.

When: April 23, 10 a.m. to noon. A public comment period will be held at the end of the meeting.

Where: Portland State Office Building, Room 1A, 800 NE Oregon St., Portland. Conference line: 888-273-3658, participant code 76-64-09

Background: Dental Pilot Projects are intended to evaluate the quality of care, access, cost, workforce, and efficacy by teaching new skills to existing categories of dental personnel; develop new categories of dental personnel; accelerate the training of existing categories of dental personnel; or teach new oral health care roles to previously untrained persons.

Program contact: Sarah Kowalski, 971-673-1563, ah.e.kowalski@state.or.us">sarah.e.kowalski@state.or.us.

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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:

  • Sing 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 Sarah Kowalski at 971-673-1563, 711 TTY or ah.e.kowalski@state.or.us">sarah.e.kowalski@state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.

 

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Attend a public meeting this week to help shape the future of the Oregon Health Plan
Oregon Health Authority - 04/17/18 11:11 AM

April 17, 2018

Attend a public meeting this week to help shape the future of the Oregon Health Plan

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Oregon Health Authority is holding a series of public meetings to gather suggestions that will help shape the future of the Oregon Health Plan (OHP).

The first meeting is this Friday, April 20, and two others will follow on consecutive Saturdays:

  • Portland – Friday, April 20, 9-11 a.m., Mercy Corps Northwest, 43 SW Naito Parkway
  • The Dalles – Saturday, April 21, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wahtonka High School, 3601 West 10th Street
  • Woodburn – Saturday, April 28, 9 a.m. to noon, Legacy Health Wellspring Conference Center, 1475 Mt. Hood Ave.

Anyone is welcome, and advance registration is appreciated.

Spanish language interpretation services will be available at the meetings. If you need interpretation in another language or have a request for accommodation, please contact Stephanie Jarem at em@state.or.us">stephanie.jarem@state.or.us.

The Oregon Health Plan and coordinated care organizations

At the meetings the public can make suggestions to improve the Oregon Health Plan and coordinated care organizations (CCOs).

CCOs are independent organizations that contract with the state to provide health care for nearly 1 million Oregonians on OHP.

CCOs were formed in 2012 with a commitment to improve care and save taxpayers money.

Since then, CCOs have saved taxpayers an estimated $2.2 billion, reduced emergency room visits, and improved health care.

But improvements are still needed in several areas, including:

  • Better access and treatment in mental health and addiction medicine
  • Finding new ways to limit growth in health care spending
  • Paying providers for improving quality rather than for each visit or test
  • Providing better access to housing, transportation, education, and other health-related services
  • Reducing language and cultural barriers that affect access to health care

The next CCO contracts start in 2020, but OHA is taking public comment now to help inform those contracts.

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Metrics and Scoring Committee to meet April 20 in Wilsonville
Oregon Health Authority - 04/17/18 9:25 AM

April 17, 2018

Contact: Heather Johnson, 503-508-8276, .n.johnson@state.or.us">heather.n.johnson@state.or.us (meeting information or accommodation)

Metrics and Scoring Committee to meet April 20 in Wilsonville

What: A public meeting of the Oregon Health Authority Metrics and Scoring Committee

When: April 20, 9 a.m. to noon. Public testimony will be heard at 9:10 a.m.

Where: Clackamas Community College Wilsonville Training Center, Room 211, 29353 SW Town Center Loop E, Wilsonville

Attendees can also follow the presentation by webinar and listen to discussion by phone. Register for the webinar at https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/7438627555801803523. Conference line: 888-204-5984, participant code 1277-166. The telephone will be unmuted during public testimony.

Agenda: Welcome, consent agenda and updates; public testimony; program planning, electronic health records and screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (EHR-SBIRT); oral health measures; CCO 2.0 update

For more information, please visit the committee's website at http://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 Heather Johnson at 503-508-8276, 711 TTY, .n.johnson@state.or.us">heather.n.johnson@state.or.us, at least 48 hours before the meeting.

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Conference of Local Health Officials meets April 19 in Portland
Oregon Health Authority - 04/16/18 9:27 AM

April 16, 2018

Conference of Local Health Officials meets April 19 in Portland

What: The monthly public meeting of the Conference of Local Health Officials (CLHO)

Agenda: Public Health Advisory Board Committee updates; discussion of proposed 2019-21 Public Health Modernization priorities; update on Tobacco Prevention and Education Program accountability metrics and program element; OHS fiscal monitoring information; local public health authority (LPHA) updates; Intergovernmental Agreement for Financing of Public Health Services equipment inventory requirements.

When: April 19, 9:30-11:30 a.m. The meeting is open to the public. No conference call option is available for the public.

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

The Conference of Local Health Officials provides recommendations to the Oregon Health Authority on the foundational capabilities and programs, and any other public health program or activity under ORS 431.147 (ORS 431.340).

Program contact: Danna Drum, 971-673-1223, um@state.or.us">danna.k.drum@state.or.us

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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 Danna Drum at 971-673-1223, 711 TTY or um@state.or.us">danna.k.drum@state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.

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Hood River Woman tops Veggie Burger with $33,000 Prize (Photo)
Oregon Lottery - 04/16/18 11:06 AM
Linda Breeze with her mom May and daughter Sarah
Linda Breeze with her mom May and daughter Sarah
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April 16, 2018 - Salem, Ore. –Linda Breeze of Hood River won nearly $33,000 playing Keno while enjoying a night out with her mom.

Breeze took her mom, May, to the Hood River Eagles Lodge for burger night and played a few Keno games during the event.

“As I was putting toppings on my veggie burger, I looked up and saw all my numbers hit,” Breeze said. “I didn’t even know what the jackpot was, all I knew is that I won. I was so excited I couldn’t eat my burger.”

Breeze said she uses the same numbers that she picked at random, because she feels they are lucky.

Breeze brought her mother with her to the Oregon Lottery’s Wilsonville Payment Center when she claimed her $32,857.10 Keno 8-Spot prize. Breeze played Special Keno, which means she won $25,000 when she matched all eight numbers and then the 8-spot Rolling Jackpot of $7,857. When players play the Keno 8-Spot, if no one has selected all eight numbers drawn, the rolling jackpot continues to grow.

“My daughter, Sarah, and I will probably go shopping with the winnings,” Breeze said. “We do our shopping in Hood River to keep it all local.”

During the 2015-17 biennium in Hood River County, where Breeze lives, more than $10 million in Oregon Lottery proceeds were directed to economic development, parks, education and watershed enhancement projects.

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: Linda Breeze with her mom May and daughter Sarah

Marine Board Teleconference Scheduled April 24
Oregon Marine Board - 04/20/18 3:37 PM

The Oregon State Marine Board will be meeting via teleconference at 9 am on Tuesday, April 24.  The Board will be finalizing a legislative concept on the agency budget for the 2019 legislative session.

Members of the public are invited to attend the teleconference being facilitated at the Marine Board office, located at 435 Commercial St. NE, in Salem.  A public call-in option will not be available.   

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Marine Board Approves Boating Facility Grants, Other Items
Oregon Marine Board - 04/20/18 2:10 PM

The Oregon State Marine Board met in Salem on April 18, and approved a new rule for Lake Billy Chinook, corrected a prior meeting’s rule language error, approved Cycle Two boating facility grants and gave agency staff direction for their 2019-2021 budget and legislative fee concept. 

Chair Val Early announced at the beginning of the meeting that Member Cliff Jett (Rufus, OR) was stepping down from the Board.  Jett joined the Board in 2013 and was serving his second term.  Chair Early thanked him for all of his time and experience on the Board, as well as the on-the-ground representation he provided to eastern Oregon’s recreational boaters.  The Board hopes replace his seat with someone with as much wisdom and insights as Member Jett from the eastern Oregon.   

For the first two agenda items, the Board approved a slow-no wake zone within the Fly Creek Inlet on Lake Billy Chinook.  The Board also corrected language for the Foam Encapsulation rule that was mistakenly stricken during the March meeting and will allow for some types of non-treated wood. 

The Board also considered 20 boating facility grant requests.  Over $3.5 million in needs were identified with only $1.8 million available for 2017-2019 funding.  The needs exceed available funding by 3:1.  Grants were scored and ranked based on applicant matching funds, permit status, and the ability to complete a project within the biennium.  Several grant requests were excellent examples of what could be considered in the future under a proposed Waterway Access Program to improve access for paddlers; however, the priority for facility funding goes toward motorized boating access projects.

The following grants were approved:

  • Lane County Parks –Secure floating restroom on Siltcoos Lake with piles.  In June 2017, the floating restroom broke free of its moorings.  The Board approved $11,250 in federal Clean Vessel Act funds and $3,750 in state boater funds to match $3,250.60 in applicant match for a total project cost of $18,203.60.
  • City of Nyssa –Replace a broken pile to stabilize the dock at Nyssa River Park.  The City is also pursuing replacing the boat ramp and docks.  Because there are limited contractors in the area with the required equipment and capability to install piling, the cost for mobilization is higher than typically observed in more populated areas.  The City is committed to improving the facility for their community and offered a cash contribution to the project.  The Board approved $39,850 in state boater funds to match $8,000 in applicant match for a total project cost of $47,850.00.
  • Port of the Dalles –Replace the broken pumpout and port-a-potty dump station at the marina and add a monitoring system.  The nearest pumpout and dump stations are 20 miles upstream from the Port of Hood River and 55 miles downstream from the Port of Arlington on the Columbia River.  The Columbia River is the heaviest used waterbody in the state for recreational boaters.  The Board approved $15,000 in federal Clean Vessel Act funds to match $5,440 in applicant match for a total project cost of $20,400.   
  • Port of Coos Bay –Repair three of the existing boarding dock strings and replace rubstrips, wales and hinge connections at the Charleston Marina while replacement docks are being pursued.  The cost to replace the docks is estimated at $400,000 which is approximately a 20 percent increase as a result of the aluminum tariff and market volatility, therefore the Port will complete this project in phases.  Repairing the boarding docks will provide short term stability of the dock structure and will allow the Port to keep the docks operational.  The Board approved $38,801 in state boater funds to match $23,452 in applicant match for a total project cost of $62,253.
  • City of Gladstone –Assistance with permitting, design and engineering to dredge the channel for safe ingress and egress for the Meldrum Bar boat ramp.  A bathymetric survey showed the channel is shallowing due to increased shoaling creating a safety concern for boaters.  Dredging requires expertise and a variety of permits.  This will be the first phase of two, toward replacing the over 20-year old boarding docks.  The soonest the dredging work can be done is the fall of 2021.  The Board approved $30,000 in state boater funds to match $16,000 in applicant match for a project total of $46,000. 
  • Oregon Youth Conservation Corps –Maintenance assistance and job skills for youth crews in Lane and Clackamas Counties.  These opportunities for youth help save boating facilities money for maintenance, general repairs and site improvements while providing youth with valuable work experience.  The Board approved $27,183 in state boater funds to match $28,138 in applicant cash, materials, equipment and administration for a total project cost of $55,321.
  • City of Coquille –Replace existing boarding docks and short term tie-up docks at Sturdivant Park.  In 2015, the docks were damaged during a storm event which washed away the gangway and broke out an old creosote wood piling, making the dock unsafe.  The City has been diligently working to secure funding for the massive repairs needed.  The grant will help pay for replacing the existing boarding and short term tie-up docks with new aluminum docks and steel piles.  The City is also pursuing a grant through the Sport Fish Restoration Fund administered by ODFW to create a designated a section of the dock for fishing in an effort to reduce user conflict.  The Board approved $72,247.80 in state boater funds to match $458,752.20 in applicant match for a project total of $531,000.
  • Metro Parks – Fill the parking lot cracks with slurry seal, seal coat and add new striping for the parking lot at Chinook Landing.  These improvements will add to the useful life of the parking lot.  The Board approved $87,659.50 in state boater funds to match $29,519.50 in applicant match for a project total of $117,179.00.    
  • Douglas County Parks –Repair and overlay existing asphalt, install asphalt over gravel areas and install curbing and stripe the parking area at Amacher Park.  These improvements will help delineate traffic flow and better identify boat trailer and single car parking spaces to reduce user frustration caused by traffic flow.  The Board approved $80,000 in state boater funds to match $26,680 in applicant match for a project total of $106,680.
  • US Forest Service –Replace the boat ramp at Mason Dam to improve safety for boaters.  This project will be completed in phases due to water levels and the construction window for permitting.  The Marine Board has been in discussions with the Forest Service about improvements since 1997.  This site was identified by ODFW as a high priority for Sport Fish Restoration funding which reduces the amount of funds requested from the Marine Board.  The Board approved $92,500 in state boater funds to match $233,744 in applicant match for a project total of $326,244. 
  • City of Portland Parks and Recreation –Assistance with permitting to replace the boat ramp, boarding dock and pilings at the Swan Island boat ramp.  This project will be completed in phases: phase one, prepare and submit environmental permit applications to replace the boat ramp, docks and pilings; phase two, construction of the permitted items; and, phase three, future improvements to parking and sanitation..  There’s complexity to the project since the facility is in a Superfund site with a proposed sediment cap in some areas of the lagoon.  Staff recommended the City obtain a consultant to assist with the permitting phases and will assist the City and consultant with coordination of the in-water structure design and permit application process.  The Board approved $86,054.50 in state boater funds to match $200,794 in applicant match for a project total of $286,848.50.
  • South Wasco Parks and Recreation District –Replace the upper 75 feet of concrete for the South Pine Hollow boat ramp.  The Parks and Recreation District plan to replace both the north and south boat ramps in the future.  Replacing the upper portion of the south boat ramp will allow for safer access while the District secures funding for future site improvements.  The Board approved $34,900 in state boater funds to match $21,500 in applicant match for a project total of $56,400.           

During the remainder of the meeting, the Board discussed the agency’s budget and provided staff direction on a legislative concept for a voluntary cuts to agency programs in conjunction with a fee increase at a level that will have the least impact to motorized boat owners. 

For more details about the grant applications and meeting materials, visit http://www.oregon.gov/OSMB/info/Pages/Board-and-Public-Meetings.aspx.

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Wake Sports Rules Advisory Committee Meeting April 25
Oregon Marine Board - 04/18/18 7:50 AM

The Oregon State Marine Board is holding a Wake Sports Rules Advisory Committee (RAC) meeting on April 25, at the Marine Board office, 435 Commercial St. NE, in Salem.  The meeting will begin at 3 pm.

The RAC is meeting to assist in developing statewide rule proposals to increase safety and reduce boating concerns related to wake sport boat operation within 200 feet of the shoreline and objects in the water.  The committee will also assist in the assessment of a fiscal impact of any proposal.

The public is invited to attend and observe by coming to the agency; however, public comment will not be accepted at this time.  A formal public comment period will be opened at the appropriate time during the rulemaking process.

To view the agenda, or listen to the audio recording after the meeting, visit http://www.oregon.gov/OSMB/info/Pages/Board-and-Public-Meetings.aspx

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Oregon Recreational Trails Advisory Council to meet May 4 in Klamath Falls
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 04/19/18 12:57 PM

The Oregon Recreational Trails Advisory Council (ORTAC) will meet 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on May 4 at Klamath Falls City Hall, 500 Klamath Ave., Klamath Falls. The meeting will be open to the public. 

On the agenda: presentations from local trail advocates and land managers about area trail projects; an update on the Oregon Office of Outdoor Recreation; a presentation on the review of the Umpqua River Greenway designation application; a discussion of the Doug Newman Award nominee; and the committee’s vision for trails statewide.

ORTAC was established by the Legislature in 1971 to advise the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) and to promote non-motorized trail recreation and development in Oregon. The council’s seven volunteer members are appointed by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission and represent the five Oregon congressional districts. ORTAC meets four times annually in different locations across the state. 

For more information about the meeting or ORTAC contact Nicole Sprecher, Administrative Support Specialist, at 503-986-0968, echer@oregon.gov">nicole.sprecher@oregon.gov. Individuals that require special accommodations to attend the meeting must contact Nicole Sprecher at least three days in advance.


Statewide Database Licensing Advisory Committee Meeting May 1, 2018
State Library of Oregon - 04/19/18 10:14 AM

The Statewide Database Licensing Advisory Committee (SDLAC) will meet on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. PST at the State Library of Oregon. The agenda is included.

This is a public meeting; those who would like to attend should contact Arlene Weible, 503-378-5020 or arlene.weible@state.or.us, so that appropriate arrangements may be made.

The SDLAC advises the State Library and the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Advisory Council on the Statewide Database Licensing Program, and its membership is representative of school, public, tribal and academic libraries. The current member list is available at: http://oregon.gov/OSL/LD/technology/sdlp/index.shtml.

 

Questions or concerns can be addressed to Arlene Weible, 503-378-5020 or arlene.weible@state.or.us.


Organizations & Associations
Join the Red Cross & Sutherlin Fire Department to Sound the Alarm and Save Lives from Home Fires
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 04/18/18 12:28 PM

On April 28, Red Cross and Sutherlin Fire will install 300 free smoke alarms in local homes. This event is part of the Sound the Alarm initiative, which includes the installation of 100,000 alarms in 100+ communities across the country.

 

SUTHERLIN, Ore., April 18, 2018 — Join the local American Red Cross and Sutherlin Fire Department to Sound the Alarm about fire safety and reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by home fires. Every day, an average of seven people die as a result of a fire in their home, and most of these deaths occur in homes without working smoke alarms.

On April 28, Red Cross volunteers, Sutherlin Fire officials, including Sutherlin Fire Chief Mike Lane, and local partners will install free smoke alarms in homes that need them and deliver fire safety education.

 

WHAT:      Join the Red Cross and Sutherlin Fire Department to install free smoke alarms, deliver fire safety information and Sound the Alarm about fire safety.

WHERE:   Sutherlin Senior Center, 202 E Central Ave., Sutherlin, OR 97479  (event kick-off and staging area)

WHEN:     April 28, at 9 a.m.

 

Red Cross Regional Chief Executive Officer Candace Horter and Southwest Oregon Executive Director Carisa Hettich will be joined by Sutherlin Fire Chief Mike Lane to deliver remarks on the importance of the Sound the Alarm campaign and local home fire safety efforts. Sutherlin local Pauline Johnson (83) will share her story of how she survived a devastating home fire and was immediately helped by the Red Cross following that fire.

 

ABOUT RED CROSS SOUND THE ALARM INITIATIVE:

“Over the last 12 months, the local Red Cross has responded to 718 home fires. Home fires are the biggest disaster threat our community faces, killing seven people in this country every single day,” said Carisa Hettich, Red Cross of Southwest Oregon Executive Director. “Please help us Sound the Alarm by volunteering to install smoke alarms in your community, making a financial contribution or taking steps to protect your own family from home fires.”

“Having a working smoke alarm increases your chance of surviving a home fire by 50 percent,” said Sutherlin Fire Chief Mike Lane. “The Red Cross Sound the Alarm initiative will help to install hundreds of smoke alarms in Sutherlin homes and potentially save countless lives not only now, but in the future, as well.”  

 

READ A LOCAL STORY ABOUT OUR WORK:

Read Pauline's story here: http://www.redcrossblog.org/2018/04/sleepy-in-sutherlin.html

 

ABOUT RED CROSS HOME FIRE CAMPAIGN:

The Red Cross responds to nearly 64,000 disasters a year, the majority of which are home fires. Working smoke alarms in a home cut the risk of death by half, and having an escape plan further improves the odds of survival.

Across the country, the Red Cross efforts to end home fires are making a difference. As of April 2018, the Red Cross and our partners have saved more than 400 lives and installed more than 1,103,000 free smoke alarms.

Please join this important effort. Together, we can Sound the Alarm about fire safety and help save lives. To sign up to help, visit SoundTheAlarm.org.

 

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/Cascades or find us on Facebook at Red Cross Cascades, Twitter at @RedCrossCasc and on Instagram at @RedCrossCascades.




Attached Media Files: News Release - Join the Red Cross & Sutherlin Fire Department to Sound the Alarm and Save Lives from Home Fires

Girl Scouts Honor Earth Day with Service Projects Throughout Oregon and SW Washington (Photo)
Girl Scouts of Ore. and SW Washington - 04/20/18 4:34 PM
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Girl Scouts Honor Earth Day with Service Projects Throughout Oregon and SW Washington

PORTLAND, Ore. – April 19, 2018 – This weekend, local Girl Scouts will roll up their sleeves and honor Earth Day by participating in service projects throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington.

“Through Girl Scouting, girls develop a lifelong respect and love for the Earth,” says Karen Hill, CEO of Girl Scouts of Oregon and SW Washington. “Earth Day service projects, camping and other outdoor adventures with Girl Scouts help girls understand their relationship to the Earth, and the vital role they have in caring for it and conserving it for future generations.”

BEAVERTON, OR—Parks and Trails Preparation

Troop 40110 will help to inspect parks and trails throughout the Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation District in order to identify areas that need attention before the summer season. Girl Scouts will also complete trash pickup during their inspections.

CLACKAMAS, OR—Cemetery Clean-Up

Girl Scout Service Unit 11 (Milwaukie, Clackamas and Gladstone, Oregon) will join SOLVE for Weekend Cemetery Clean Up at Clackamas Pioneer Cemetery in Clackamas, OR. Clean up will include debris, tree branches and blackberry removal and mulch spreading.

KLAMATH FALLS, OR—Clean-Up along the OC & E Woods Line State Trail

Girl Scout Service Unit 65 (Klamath, Lake and Harney counties) will join SOLVE, along with other community organizations, to do litter clean-up along the OC & E Woods Line State Trail in Klamath Falls. Girl Scouts will focus on the portion of the trail that spans from Washburn to Altamont.

SHERWOOD, OR—Garden Preparation and Spring Nature Mandala

Together with the Sherwood Rotary Club, members of Girl Scout Troop 45496 prepared and weeded the garden at the Our Table Cooperative. At 9 a.m. on the morning of April 22 (prior to an Earth Day Celebration), girls from Troop 45496 will create a spring nature mandala around the peace pole at Our Table Cooperative. Mandala-making is an ancient art form—traditionally, mandalas are bright and vibrant mosaics representing the universe, made from colored sand or rice. Nature mandalas, like those made by Troop 45496 will be made from found items including leaves, pine cones, shells, stones and flowers from the Girl Scouts’ own gardens. The Earth Day celebration at Our Table Cooperative takes place on April 22, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

UMATILLA, OR and PASCO, WAImproving Habitat at McNary National Wildlife Refuge

On April 21, Girl Scouts from Service Unit 22 (Gilliam, Morrow, Umatilla and Wheeler counties in OR) will work with the Army Corps of Engineers to clean-up a local pond in West Park, part of the McNary National Wildlife Refuge in the Columbia Basin, minutes from the Tri-Cities of Washington (Kennewick, Pasco and Richland, WA). Local Girl Scouts—from the Pendleton and Hermiston areas of Oregon—will plant Coyote Willows and Cottonwood trees, remove invasive Russian Olive trees, and help make the wildlife area more habitable for the many species of animals that live there. In addition, they will remove debris and rubbish around the wildlife park. Afterwards, the girls will get to travel to the Bechtel National Planetarium, at Columbia Basin College, in Pasco, WA, to hear a special presentation about the life of trees.

STEVENSON, WA—Camp Arrowhead 70th Anniversary, Tree-Plantings and Trail Restoration

More than 80 Girl Scouts and their family members and friends will commemorate Earth Day and celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Camp Arrowhead, located in Stevenson, Washington—in the Columbia River Gorge area—with tree-plantings and trail restoration on April 21-22, 2018. Attendees are traveling from Englewood, CO; Boardman, OR; the Portland/Willamette Valley area; Westchester, CA; Seattle, WA; and Irrigon, OR to attend the celebration. Three trees—a Douglas Fir, a Mountain Hemlock and a Western Red Cedar—will be planted at Camp Arrowhead to help commemorate Earth Day as well as celebrate 70 years of outdoor skill-building, friendships and appreciation for nature.

ABOUT GIRL SCOUTS OUTDOOR PROGRAMMING

To learn more about GSOSW’s local outdoor programming, please visit: http://www.girlscoutsosw.org/en/camps/explore_our-camps.html. Additional information about outdoor programming in Girl Scouts, including 34 outdoor skill-building badges, can be found at: https://www.girlscouts.org/en/our-program/our-program/outdoors.html.

ABOUT GIRL SCOUTS OF OREGON AND SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON | GSOSW

Our council serves 13,955 girls in 38 counties with the help of over 10,000 volunteers. Girl Scouts is proven to help girls thrive in five key ways as they: Develop a strong sense of self; Display positive values; Seek challenges and learn from setbacks; Form and maintain healthy relationships; Identify and solve problems in the community. The Girl Scout mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. For more information, please visit girlscoutsosw.org.

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Attached Media Files: GSOSW Earth Day Service Projects Press Release , GSOSW Campers , Camp Arrowhead Fun Patch , Camp Arrowhead , Happy Earth Day Girl Scouts , Girl Scouts Fall Nature Mandala

PACE Awards recognize Klamath County SD as Safety Star, others
Ore. School Boards Assn. - 04/20/18 8:55 AM

Six programs and two individuals were recognized Thursday during PACE Awards presentations. Debbie Laszlo, chair of the PACE Board of Trustees, presented the awards during the “PACE Day: Safe and Secure Schools” event in Salem.

The awards highlight significant contributions made in 2017 to the Property and Casualty Coverage for Education (PACE) program. PACE (pace.osba.org) is an insurance pool made up of roughly 300 Oregon member school districts, charter schools, education service districts (ESDs) and community colleges.

The Klamath County School District was recognized as the statewide Safety Star, selected from among all applicants. The award carries with it $5,000 from PACE to be used in a school safety improvement effort. Klamath won the award for its half-day active shooter drill. Over 500 people participated by acting as students in classrooms as more than 50 first responders fired blanks. The goal was to have staff experience an active shooter event so they could be better prepared for such a crisis.

Dave Harvey, PACE administrator, said Klamath County schools had exemplified PACE’s values by working together to keep students and staff safe.

“Nothing is more important to us than getting every child and every employee home safe, every day,” he said. “That requires a lot of planning from our members, and through the PACE Awards we can thank them for their hard work.”

Other awards included:

Outstanding programs – Clatskanie SD, which retrofitted all its lights to LED, saving money and reducing eye strain on students and staff; Seaside SD, for its monthly school safety contest for students, designed to reduce workers compensation claims; Springfield SD, for its risk evaluation of boiler and mechanical rooms, a continuous program that has identified and reduced safety hazards; Chemeketa CC, for its centralized Title IX compliance program, which assures compliance and standardizes practices; and InterMountain ESD, for its interest in door-locking systems.

Outstanding individuals – Tim Witcher, chief financial officer of the Clackamas ESD, for establishing a culture of caring, safety and wellness; and Michelle Brady, safety and emergency preparedness manager of the Hillsboro SD, for improved safety and compliance tracking and training.