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Sun. 04/23/17
Assault III (Road Rage)
Bend Police Dept. - 04/23/17 1:26 PM
Date: Sunday, April 23, 2017 Case # 2017-00121969

Date & Time of Incident: 04-22-17 @ 1826 hrs
Type of Incident: Assault III (Road Rage)
Location of Incident: 61535 S. Hwy 97 Bend, Or

Victim Information:
Farrell, Kelly 20 yoa male, Bend resident

Suspect Information:
Butcher, Blaise W. 31 yoa male, Bend resident


Narrative:
On Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 at 1826 hours, Bend Police Officers responded to an assault that had just occurred in the Fred Meyer parking lot. It was reported two males were assaulting another male.

The suspects fled the area prior to officers arriving but a witness provided officers with a license plate for the suspect vehicle. From the victim and witness statements, it was determined a white lifted Ford pick-up blocked Farrell into a parking stall in the Fred Meyer parking lot over a perceived road rage incident (tailgating and brake checking). Investigation revealed Blaise Butcher repeatedly assaulted Farrell by striking him multiple times in the face, causing Farrell's glasses to break. Farrell received minor, non-life threatening injury as a result of the assault.

During the assault, Farrell obtained a knife to defend himself and Butcher reportedly told him he had been stabbed before and continued to physically assault Farrell. The knife was not used during this event other than a warning to attempt to get Butcher and his accomplice to stop their assault.

Officers responded to the registered owner's address. Butcher initially refused commands to stop and fled into the home. Officers were able to surround the house and after approximately an hour, Butcher exited the home and was taken into custody without incident.

Butcher was lodged at the Deschutes County Jail on the below listed charges. Officers are actively attempting to identify the second male, known only at this time as "Justin".

Charges:
Assault III
Disorderly Conduct II
Criminal Mischief II
Sat. 04/22/17
Vehicle/ Pedestrian Hit and Run crash
Bend Police Dept. - 04/22/17 4:00 PM
Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017 Case # 2017-00121374

Date & Time of Incident: 04-22-17 @ 0050
Type of Incident: Vehicle/ Pedestrian Hit and Run crash
Location of Incident: NB Parkway/ SE Wilson

Victim Information:
Morales Gonzales, Horacio

Suspect Information:
Unknown


Narrative:
On April 22nd, 2017 at 0050 hours, Bend Police Officers responded to a report of a male lying in the middle of northbound Highway 97 near Reed Market Rd. On arrival of officers, the location was determined to be in the northbound lanes nearest the Wilson St overpass.

Morales was located with serious injuries and from the debris located at the scene, it was apparent he had been struck by an unknown type motor vehicle.
Morales was transported to St. Charles Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

The Bend Police Department is continuing to investigate the incident and process the recovered evidence but is asking for the public's help with any information known about this incident. If you have information, please call the Bend Police Department through the non-emergency dispatch number of 541-693-6911.
Deputy and patron work together to resuscitate woman
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/22/17 9:50 AM
Yesterday around 12:50 p.m., Senior Deputy Mike Beach was preparing to eat his lunch at a local restaurant at the Keizer Station when a man approached him. The man explained to Senior Deputy Beach that at the business next door he had found an employee on the ground and she appeared to need help.

Senior Deputy Beach quickly went next door to the store, Game Stop and saw a 30 year old female, on the ground and unconscious. Senior Deputy Beach radioed for medical help and began assessing the female. After discovering she was not breathing and did not have a pulse Senior Deputy Beach handed the keys to his nearby patrol car to the man and asked him to retrieve his medical kit.

Senior Deputy Beach began chest compressions as another patron entered the store. The patron, Dee Ann White of Falls City asked Deputy Beach if she could help. Deputy Beach and Ms. White worked together, alternating chest compressions until the male returned with the medical bag.
Deputy Beach retrieved his CPR mask from the bag, took over chest compressions and Ms. White began providing rescue breaths. Medical personnel arrived a short time later and transported the female to the Salem Hospital where she remains in critical condition.

The Marion County Sheriff's Office would like to commend Senior Deputy Beach, Ms. White and the unknown man who worked together to help another person in need.


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Fri. 04/21/17
Red Cross Responds To Roseburg Fire Affecting Two
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 04/21/17 9:56 PM
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on Friday, April 21,2017, at approximately 6 p.m. in the 5600 block of Roberts Creek Road in Roseburg. The single-family fire affected 2 adults. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
Missing Juvenile from Junction City returns home (Photo)
Junction City Police - 04/21/17 9:00 PM
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The missing juvenile from Junction City has safely returned home. Shaylee Moritz had been reported missing on 4/18/17 after leaving the Junction City High School during the morning hours.

Thank you to all that assisted with this case.


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2017 Oregon Heritage Fellows to Give Presentations on April 26
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 04/21/17 4:44 PM
Three Oregon university students will present research findings April 26 at the Oregon Heritage Summit in Newberg. The presentations will begin at 4:00 p.m. at the Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St., and are free and open to the public.

Our emerging scholars will be presenting on archaeological digs at the Newell Creek and Buffalo Lake Sites in Silvies Valley, Northern Paiute resistance to imprisonment at the Yakama Reservation, and the historic preservation of Oregon's statewide fish hatcheries.

The three students have been named Oregon Heritage Fellows by Oregon Heritage, a division of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, based on the strength of both their scholastic achievement and their research topics. The fellowships encourage the thoughtful inquiry of Oregon's heritage by emerging scholars.

"The Fellows conduct original research into the diverse history of Oregon, often on topics that have drawn less attention from more-experienced historians," explains Chrissy Curran, Oregon's deputy state historic preservation officer. "We believe it is important that their research is presented to the public."

The Fellows, their schools, and topics are:

-- JD Lancaster, Oregon State University Ph.D. student in Applied Anthropology/Archaeology. "Test Excavation at the Newell Creek and Buffalo Lake Sites, Oregon";

-- Augustine Beard, University of Oregon undergraduate student in History/Environmental Studies. "Northern Paiute Resistance to Imprisonment at Yakima Reservation, 1878-1884";

-- Rodney Bohner, University of Oregon graduate student in Historic Preservation/Community and Regional Planning. "Preserving Oregon's Heritage Fish Hatcheries: Historic Context and Preservation Recommendations."

Eliza E. Canty-Jones, editor of the Oregon Historical Quarterly, will moderate the session.

The Oregon Heritage Summit April 26-27 brings together staff and volunteers from historical societies, historic landmark commissions, schools and universities, humanities groups, local and state agencies, museums, tourism and economic development organizations, federal agencies and tribal governments.

To find more information and register for the summit, visit www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/Pages/Conference.aspx. For more information, contact Todd Mayberry at 503-986-0696 or Todd.Mayberry@oregon.gov


Attached Media Files: 2017 Oregon Heritage Fellows to Give Presentations on April 26
Lane Education Service District Board of Directors to Meet April 24 & 25, 2017
Lane ESD - 04/21/17 4:21 PM
The Lane Education Service District Board of Directors will meet Monday, April 24 and Tuesday, April 25 in Executive Session as part of the Executive Search process to identify Lane Education Service District's next superintendent,pursuant to ORS 192.660(7)(d).

Monday's meeting will begin at 2:30 p.m., and Tuesday's meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. All Lane Education Service District Board of Directors meetings are held at Lane Education Service District, 1200 Highway 99 North, Eugene, Oregon 97402.
Oregon Department of Human Services Announces Upcoming Stakeholder/Partner Meeting, May 23
Oregon Department of Human Services - 04/21/17 4:21 PM
You are invited to join us on Tuesday, May 23 for a DHS stakeholder/partner meeting and conference call about upcoming legislative and budget issues.

DHS Director Clyde Saiki and DHS Executive Team will present brief program, legislative, budget updates followed by a question and answer period.

Join in person, by phone or follow along on Facebook or Twitter.
When: Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Where: Barbara Roberts Human Services Building, Room 137, 500
Summer Street NE, Salem
How: Conference call 1-877-336-1829; Participant Code: 8307334

Join us on social media:
Live streaming during the event:
Twitter: @OregonDHSAPD
Facebook: @OregonDHS.SSP

We will tweet live during the event via the DHS Twitter account @OregonDHS; join the conversation using #ORDHSforum.

If attending in person, please RSVP by Friday, May 12: Communications.DHS@state.or.us.

Questions or accommodation requests related to a disability: contact Communications.DHS@state.or.us. A good faith effort will be made to fulfill requests.
Ceremony will honor fallen Oregon workers April 28
Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services - 04/21/17 3:06 PM
(Salem) -- Not all Oregon families experience the safe return of their loved ones following a day at work. Oregon workers who died on the job will be honored with a ceremony Friday, April 28, at noon in Salem. The state's Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA) and the Oregon AFL-CIO invite all Oregonians to attend the Workers Memorial Day observance to remember those who died on the job and to renew Oregon's commitment to creating safe and healthy workplaces.

The event will take place at the Fallen Workers Memorial outside the Labor and Industries Building, 350 Winter St. NE, on the Capitol Mall. The memorial service, coordinated by the Oregon AFL-CIO, will feature remarks from State Rep. Barbara Smith Warner and from Elana Pirtle-Guiney, workforce and labor policy advisor to Oregon Gov. Kate Brown.

The ceremony will include the reading of the names of Oregon workers who died on the job in 2016.

"Workers Memorial Day is a time to remember the victims of workplace injury and disease, and to rededicate ourselves to improving safety and health in every American workplace," Brown said. "By seeking stronger safety and health protection, we commit ourselves to prevent these tragedies in the future."

"It's important for Oregon's legislature to be involved in observing Workers Memorial Day," said Smith Warner. "The reading of the names is more than a symbolic gesture. It's an affirmation that these workers are not forgotten and that we as policy makers have a responsibility to do everything we can to prevent further workplace fatalities."

Oregon OSHA Administrator Michael Wood and Oregon AFL-CIO President Tom Chamberlain will also be among the event speakers.

While Oregon workplaces are safer today than in previous decades, there are still far too many preventable on-the-job deaths each year. In fact, 2016 saw a nearly 50 percent increase in the number of workers who died in Oregon workplaces, according to a new data collection program begun in 2015 by the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services.

"On April 28 we mourn the fallen, and fight for the living by recommitting to fight for stronger workplace safety protections," said Chamberlain. "This year, we are reading more names of fallen workers than the year before. Each of the names we read on April 28 has family, community, friends, co-workers -- people who miss them dearly. These are preventable deaths, workplace accidents. We have to do more as a state to protect working people."

Through a partnership of labor, business, and government working together to improve workplace safety and health conditions in Oregon, the number of fatal workplace incidents eligible for workers' compensation benefits has been cut by about 75 percent since the Oregon Safe Employment Act was enacted in 1973.

"For each of us, Workers Memorial Day serves as an important reminder that we must do better in our struggle against death in the workplace," said Wood. "At its heart, this day is not about statistics or rates, but about individual stories, about lives cut short, about families and friends who have lost loved ones. Each year, there are far too many such stories. We can -- and must -- do better."

The annual Workers Memorial Day serves as a nationwide day of remembrance. It recognizes the thousands of U.S. workers who die each year on the job and the more than 1 million people in the U.S. who are injured each year at work. The observance is traditionally held on April 28 because Congress passed the Occupational Safety and Health Act on that date in 1970.

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

The Department of Consumer and Business Services is Oregon's largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. For more information, go to www.dcbs.oregon.gov. Follow DCBS on Twitter: twitter.com/OregonDCBS. Receive consumer help and information on insurance, mortgages, investments, workplace safety, and more.

The Oregon AFL-CIO represents more than 300,000 working Oregonians and their interests, including good jobs, health care, retirement security, and rebuilding the middle class. For more information, visit www.oraflcio.org.
Committee for Family Forestlands meets May 1 in Baker City
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 04/21/17 1:30 PM
News Release

Release date: April 20, 2017

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


The Committee for Family Forestlands will meet Monday, May 1 from 1 to 5 p.m. The meeting will be at the Sunridge Inn, 1 Sunridge Lane, Baker City. The committee will receive updates about:

The Ritter Land Management Team
Northeast Oregon's collaborative forest restoration work
Northeast Oregon's post-fire restoration effort and seedling availability
The Private Landowner Collaborative Workshop
The Private Forests Division

This is a public meeting, everyone is welcome. 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.

The 13-member committee researches policies that affect family forests, natural resource and forestry benefits. The committee recommends actions to the Oregon Board of Forestry and State Forester based on its findings. You can find more information at:
www.oregon.gov/ODF/Board/Pages/CFF.aspx.

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The Oregon Department of Forestry was founded in 1911. Today, it serves Oregonians by protecting, managing, and promoting stewardship of Oregon's forests to enhance environmental, economic, and community sustainability. ODF directly manages 800,000 acres of state-owned forestland, including the Clatsop, Santiam, and Tillamook forests in northwest Oregon and the Gilchrist and Sun Pass State forests east of the Cascades. The department's top priority is to provide fire protection on 16.2 million acres of private and public land. The 13th State Forester is Peter Daugherty, selected by the Board of Forestry in 2016.
Marine Board Adopts Rule, Denies Petition, Other Actions
Oregon Marine Board - 04/21/17 12:02 PM
The Oregon State Marine Board made several rulings on a variety of issues during their quarterly Board meeting held on April 20, in Salem.

The Board approved amending the boat operations rule in Clatsop County (OAR 250-020-0041) to remove the speed restriction on the Skipanon Waterway from the area north of the Hampton Mill to the confluence of the Columbia River. The 5-MPH designation will be amended to read "slow-no wake." This change will save boaters transit time to and from marinas in the Skipanon River, while protecting docks and moorages south of the Hampton Mill.

The Board also approved initiating rulemaking to amend OAR 250 Division 030 to add an exemption for landowners, inadvertently removed in 2016, to the prohibition on motor use for certain sections of the lower Deschutes River who have special boater passes issued under Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) rule, 736-040-0071(10). Marine Board staff will coordinate with State Parks on the draft rule language and will return to the Board with a rule recommendation in the fall.

In January, the Board received a petition to initiate rulemaking in OAR 250-010-0053, Safety Inspections, to allow law enforcement officers "additional tools to enforce watercraft required equipment rules to address unmuffled engine noise." The petition was denied; however, staff identified another option to address the petition's concerns and recommended that the Board initiate rulemaking on OAR 250-010-0121 Mufflers, to update noise standards and testing procedures. The Board approved initiation of rulemaking on OAR 250-010-0121. Staff will convene an advisory committee and will return to the Board with a rule recommendation in the fall.

In February, the Board received a petition to restrict jet pump or air propeller drives on the Rogue River from Table Rock Road Bridge (at mile 131.3) upstream to the barrier dam at Cole River Fish Hatchery (mile 155.7), except for emergencies, law enforcement, and emergency training by the Jackson County Sheriff's Office. The Board denied the petition and after a detailed discussion, directed agency staff to consider alternatives to rulemaking including education, information, signage, voluntary restrictions and increased law enforcement of existing laws. Board members underscored the importance of looking for solutions before imposing rules that restrict entire user groups and that all parties need to find ways to share the waterways.

In other business, the Board approved a grant to the Oregon Youth Conservation Corps that will employ up to 17 youth who will perform work at seven to 13 boating facilities in three counties during the 2017 summer. The Board approved $9,999.99 in state boater funds (pending legislative approval of the agency's budget) to match $14,735 of applicant cash, materials, equipment and administration to fund one crew in Clackamas County for a total project cost of $24,734.99. The Board also approved a cost increase for utilities installation on the new pumpout and dump station on Foster Reservoir. The Board approved $24,000 in federal Clean Vessel Act funds, and $16,000 in state boater funds to complete the project.

To view the meeting agenda and agency staff report, visit http://www.oregon.gov/OSMB/info/Pages/Board-and-Public-Meetings.aspx.

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BLM Extends Deadline for Nominations for 2017 Reclamation and Sustainable Mineral Development Awards
Bureau of Land Management Oregon & Washington - 04/21/17 11:08 AM
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has extended to June 12, 2017 the deadline for submitting nominations for the 2017 Reclamation and Sustainable Mineral Development Awards. The prior deadline was April 28.

These non-monetary awards recognize those programs created to foster sustainable development, which encourages environmental health, social responsibility, and economic security.

Awards are presented through one of five categories. These include the Hardrock Mineral Environmental Award, the Hardrock Mineral Community Outreach and Economic Security Award, the Hardrock Mineral Small Operator Award, the Hardrock Mineral Director's Award, and the "Fix a Shaft Today!" Award.

The Hardrock Mineral Environmental Award recognizes achievements demonstrating continuous or repeated efforts to successfully meet or exceed federal, state, or local reclamation requirements with minimal oversight.

The Hardrock Mineral Community Outreach and Economic Security Award recognizes the successful coordination of projects with local and regional stakeholders, including those projects that contribute to the quality of life or demonstrate concern for the long-term health of the local community.

The Hardrock Mineral Small Operator Award recognizes operators or organizations, with 15 employees or fewer, who have demonstrated continuous or repeated efforts to successfully meet or exceed federal, state, or local reclamation requirements with minimal oversight.

The Hardrock Mineral Director's Award is presented to a single operator, one whose dedication has resulted in the use of a new or innovative design or technique that allows or enhances successful operations in technically challenging conditions.

The "Fix a Shaft Today!" Award recognizes active participation in the FAST! Campaign, a partnership initiative aimed at eliminating unsafe abandoned mine land features including open mine shafts. Individuals, as well as organizations, are eligible for this award.
Nominations should be submitted to the BLM state office where the individual or organization is located (Attention: Solid Minerals). A brochure offering detailed information on the nomination and selecting process, as well as state contact information, is available online, at:

https://edit.blm.gov/sites/blm.gov/files/documents/files/2017_Sustainable_Awards_Brochure_0.pdf.


Attached Media Files: BLM Extends Deadline for Nominations for 2017 Reclamation and Sustainable Mineral Development Awards
Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting 2 Adults in Eugene
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 04/21/17 10:41 AM
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on Friday, April 21,2017, at approximately 8:30am in the 1000 block of Willa Street in Eugene, OR. The fire affected 2 adults and 4 pets. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
Roseburg is named a Tree City USA for the first time for supporting a healthy urban forest
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 04/21/17 9:51 AM
(ROSEBURG, Ore.) -- This month Roseburg joins for the first time 60 other Oregon cities in having earned the title of Tree City USA. The Oregon Department of Forestry bestows the Tree City USA title on Oregon communities in partnership with Oregon Community Trees and with support from the U.S. Forest Service.

The Arbor Day Foundation, based in Nebraska, sets the national standards for communities to become Tree Cities USA. Roseburg was honored with the designation for strongly supporting its urban forest in four key areas:
Having a tree board or department
Having a tree protection ordinance
Spending $2 per resident annually on its trees
Proclaiming and celebrating Arbor Day each year

Kristin Ramstad, acting manager of ODF's Urban and Community Forestry program, said Roseburg was one of three Oregon cities earning a Tree City USA title for the first time this year. The other two are Milwaukie in Clackamas County and Falls City in Polk County.

"Roseburg is noted as a timber town but the city also recognizes the value of trees for their environmental and human health benefits for their residents," said Ramstad. "Becoming a Tree City USA reflects real commitment and teamwork to supporting a healthy, thriving urban forest."

Roseburg City Manager Lance Colley said, "For the first time this year, our Mayor Larry Rich was honored to read our proclamation regarding Arbor Day as an official Tree City USA community! Participating in the program and receiving the Tree City USA designation was a 2015-17 City Council goal and we are committed to continued participation in the program. Our staff, organization and community continue to make efforts to enhance our livability through nationally recognized programs like Tree City USA."

Ramstad credited the city for their efforts to promote the virtues of trees and for obtaining certification as a Tree City USA. To celebrate Arbor Day in April and replace trees lost over the drought, Roseburg Parks and Recreation Division recently hosted high school students planting trees in Stewart Park. The division also gave away native conifer seedlings for residents to plant.
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Oregon Department of Forestry was founded in 1911. Today, it serves Oregonians by protecting, managing, and promoting stewardship of Oregon's forests to enhance environmental, economic and community sustainability. ODF directly manages 800,000 acres of state-owned forestland, including the Clatsop, Santiam and Tillamook forests in northwest Oregon and the Gilchrist and Sun Pass State forests east of the Cascades. The Department of Forestry's top priority is to provide fire protection on 16.2 million acres of private and public land. The 13th State Forester is Peter Daugherty, selected by the Board of Forestry in 2016.
Portions of State Capitol State Park grounds closed April 24 through mid-May (Photo)
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 04/21/17 9:34 AM
Camperdown elm on capitol grounds
Camperdown elm on capitol grounds
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News Release // Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. // FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE // April 20, 2017

Media Contact:
Chris Havel, Director's Office, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
Desk: 503-986-0722 // Cell: 503-931-2590
Additional contacts at end of release

Portions of State Capitol State Park grounds closed April 24 through mid-May

Salem OR -- Small portions of the State Capitol State Park grounds will be closed from April 24 through mid-May to accommodate relocation of a set of historic Camperdown elm trees. Access to the capitol building will not be affected.

The four trees currently located near the capitol building, must be moved to accommodate necessary updates to capitol building utilities. Two other trees will also be moved during the project. A contractor, Environmental Designs Incorporated, will perform the work under the management of the Oregon Legislative Administration.

The Camperdown elm trees are an important part of the historic landscape, and have been on the capitol grounds since the late 19th to early 20th centuries. They have been successfully moved before in 1937-41 and 1977 during other construction projects.

During the move when sections of the park are closed, visitors are reminded they are welcome to observe the work from a distance, but to respect all safety fences and directions from the project crew.

More information on the project is available from Project Managers Ed Newvine (ed.newvine@oregonlegislature.gov, 503-986-1744) or Marina Cresswell (marina.cresswell@state.or.us, 503-986-1744).


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Thu. 04/20/17
Camas (WA) Police Still Searching for Missing Teen (Photo)
Camas Police Dept. - 04/20/17 6:14 PM
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16 year old Cole Burbank was reported missing by his parents on 4/13/17. The last confirmed sighting of Cole was at Camas High School on 4/13/17 at about 7:45 am. He left driving a 2010 Honda Accord 4-door with Washington License AKW3441. It is likely Cole was in the vicinity of Clark College (where he attended Running Start classes) after left Camas High. Cole has not been seen or heard from since. This type of behavior is not common for Cole and his family is very concerned for his welfare.

Immediately after taking the report, Camas Police began an intense investigation in the attempts to locate Cole as quickly as possible. Multiple law enforcement agencies across the region have aided in the search for Cole. Unfortunately, at this point, none of the tips have given authorities any information as to Cole's current whereabouts.

The Camas Police are encouraging the public to continue to stay vigilant and report all tips to (360)693-3111 as soon as possible. The search for Cole remains a high priority.

A flyer is attached. In, addition there is a photo of Cole in the clothing he was last seen in (blue jeans, red/black checkered shirt) as well as the Honda Accord.


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Fatal City Center Motel Fire Investigation Update 5 (Photo)
Newport Police Dept. - 04/20/17 3:44 PM
Rebecca Sinclair
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On August 5, 2016, at approximately 5:50 a.m., Willamette Valley Communications Center received a report of a fire at the City Center Motel, located at 538 SW Coast Highway, in Newport. The caller reported one room was on fire.

Newport Fire and Newport Police Departments responded to the fire. The fire had begun to engulf the center rooms of the motel. Police officers began the evacuation of the motel, as the fire was rapidly spreading. Fire personnel began to suppress the fire, which was determined to have started in a ground-level room. As the fire continued to spread, additional resources were dispatched to the scene. Fire apparatus and personnel from Toledo, Depoe Bay, North Lincoln, Seal Rock, Waldport, and Yachats responded to assist.

Fire personnel conducted an initial sweep of the motel, and did not locate any persons. Four guests were transported to Samaritan Pacific Community Hospital, three with minor injuries. Those three people were treated and released. One motel guest, later identified as Rebecca Joanne Sinclair,was admitted to Samaritan Pacific Community Hospital for burns and smoke inhalation, and later transported to the Legacy Emmanuel Burn Center. Ms. Sinclair, who had been a registered City Center Motel guest in room 103, was later identified as a person of interest in the cause of the fatal fire.

Guests at the Days Inn, south of the City Center Motel, were also evacuated as the fire spread to the north part of the Days Inn complex. Temporary shelter was established at the Newport Armory. The Red Cross responded to the scene to assist with displaced guests. Highway 101 was closed, and traffic diverted around the fire scene until 11:00 a.m.

Police and fire personnel accounted for all guests registered at the City Center Motel except the occupants of two rooms. Once the fire was controlled, police and fire personnel began to search the rooms that were heavily damaged by fire. At 4:00 p.m., two bodies, one male and one female, were discovered beneath burned rubble. The bodies were identified as motel guests Tammi Sue Hepner, age 51, and Allen Arthur Hepner, age 63, both of Portland, Oregon. They had been staying in room 221.

At approximately 8:00 p.m., two additional bodies were discovered deeper in the burned rubble. The bodies were identified as motel guests Sandra Sue Shoemaker, age 60, and Danny Keith Shoemaker, age 64, both of Springfield, Oregon. They had been staying in room 220.
The origin of the fire was determined to be room 103, which is the ground-level room occupied by Ms. Sinclair. The likely cause of the fire was determined to be careless discard of smoking materials.

The investigation was cooperatively conducted by the Newport Police Department, and the Newport Fire Department, with assistance from the State of Oregon Fire Marshall's Office. As a result of the investigation, a Lincoln County Grand Jury found Rebecca Sinclair's actions to be negligent and reckless, resulting in a true bill of indictment. An indictment warrant of arrest was issued on March 1, 2017 for the following charges:

Manslaughter 2nd Degree x4
Criminally Negligent Homicide x4
Reckless Burning
Recklessly Endangering x7

On March 2, 2017, Ms. Sinclair was located in Washington State and arrested. She refused to waive extradition, and a Governor's Warrant was obtained. The warrant was served on April 17, 2017. Ms. Sinclair was extradited to Lincoln County. She is being held on $750,000.00 bond in the Lincoln County Jail.

Information released by: Jason Malloy, Interim Chief of Police, 541-574-3348
Rob Murphy, Fire Chief, 541-265-9461


Attached Media Files: Rebecca Sinclair
Sheriff's Office hosts annual Drug Take Back Event
Benton Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/20/17 3:07 PM
Corvallis, Ore. -- On April 29, 2017, you can safely dispose of your expired or unused medications. The Benton County Sheriff's Office is hosting a Drug Take Back Event from 10:00a.m. -- 2:00p.m., at the Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis, Ore.

The Drug Take Back Event is a free, one-day, drive-through event. You will drive up and drop medications directly into a disposal box.

Bring your expired or unwanted prescription or over-the-counter medications including those from deceased family members or pets. Some items are not allowed at the event. For safety reasons, these include thermometers, intra-venous solutions, needles, EpiPens(R), or medical waste of any kind. Illegal drugs are also not accepted. Medications can only be accepted from individual households, not from businesses such as nursing homes, doctor's offices, or veterinary clinics.

This event is offered as a public safety service to help keep prescription drugs out of the hands of kids or others who might abuse them. Misuse of prescription drugs is a serious problem, especially with teens and young adults. Additionally, improperly disposing of medications by flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash can lead to contamination of our drinking water. While most drugs can be treated at wastewater treatment plants, some cannot.

This event is sanctioned and supported by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) as part of their National Take-Back Initiative. The Benton County Sheriff's Office is able to offer this service due to the volunteer support of their Reserve Deputies, Auxiliary Team, and Search and Rescue members. It is also made possible due to support from community partners: Philomath Police Department, Covanta, and Benton County Health Services.

For more information, visit the Benton County Sheriff's Office website at www.co.benton.or.us/sheriff and click on the "Other Services" menu.
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Medicaid Advisory Committee to meet April 26 in Salem
Oregon Health Authority - 04/20/17 2:53 PM
April 20, 2017

Contact: Amanda Peden, 503-208-1010, amanda.m.peden@state.or.us (meeting information or accommodations)

What: The regular monthly public meeting of the Medicaid Advisory Committee

When: Wednesday, April 26, 9 a.m. to noon

Where: Oregon State Library, 250 Winter Street NE, Room 102, Salem. The meeting will also be available via webinar at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/15206623460470274. A recording of the meeting will be posted at the Medicaid Advisory Committee's website at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/OHPR/MAC/Pages/Meetings.aspx. Members of the public can also call in to listen at 888-398-2342, access code 3732275.

Agenda: Welcome, retreat follow-up and next steps discussion, why we are here -- Oregon Health Plan (OHP) member story, legislative update, federal health care policy update, OHP eligibility and enrollment update.

For more information on the meeting, visit the committee's meeting page at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/OHPR/MAC/Pages/Meetings.aspx.

The meeting site is accessible to people with disabilities. To request alternate formats, sign language interpreters, physical accessibility, or other reasonable accommodations, call the Oregon Health Authority at 800-282-8096 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

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****Second Update - Oregon State Police Asking for Publics Help*** Oregon State Police Investigate Shooting in Josephine County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/20/17 2:40 PM
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In the early morning hours of April 20, 2017, the Oregon State Police SWAT served a search warrant on a residence in Wolf Creek. OSP Criminal Division had information that 35 year old Jacy Kevin MCMANUS was in the residence. There is a state wide felony warrant for MCMANUS related to the shooting that occurred on April 7, 2017 in Wolf Creek. The victim in the shooting is 55 year old Conal MORAN.

OSP detectives made an arrest of another subject, but they did not locate MCMANUS. MCMANUS is 5'11", 185 pounds with, brown hair (possibly freshly shaved head), blue eyes and a goatee. He has tattoos on the front of his shins (white pride) and on his knuckles (pain). He was last seen wearing a black Glendale Pirates hooded sweatshirt with tan or green pants.

If anyone has any information as to the whereabouts of MCMANUS, they are asked to call OSP dispatch at 541-776-6111.


Previous Update:
UPDATE:

The Oregon State Police Criminal Investigations Division is asking for the public's help in locating Jacy Kevin MCMANUS, who is a person of interest in the shooting that took place in Wolf Creek in the early evening hours of April 6, 2017.

The person of interest is 35 year old, Jacy Kevin MCMANUS and is from the Wolf Creek/Roseburg area. He is 5'11", 185 pounds with, brown hair (freshly shaved head), blue eyes and a goatee. He has tattoos on the front of his shins (white pride) and on his knuckles (pain). He was last seen wearing a black Glendale Pirates hooded sweatshirt with tan or green pants.

If located, do not contact MCMANUS as he may be armed; contact the Oregon State Police at 541-776-6111.

The victim in the shooting is 55 year old, Conal Moran, of the Wolf Creek area. He remains in the hospital at this time. No further information is available on his condition.


Previous release:

On April 6, 2017 at about 5:00pm, the Oregon State Police responded to the Wolf Creek area on a shooting off of Lower Wolf Creek Road, which is about 18 miles north of Grants Pass in Josephine County.

Oregon State Police Troopers and Josephine County Deputies secured the scene while Oregon State Police Detectives responded to investigate. The Preliminary investigation determined that one male was shot, transported to Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford and his injuries are non-life threatening at this time.

The investigation in ongoing and the suspect, although not in custody is not a threat to the community.

There is no further information available at this time.


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DPSST Fire Policy Committee Meeting Scheduled
Ore. Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 04/20/17 11:17 AM
For Immediate Release
April 20, 2017
Contact: Mona Riesterer
(503) 378-2431
NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING
The Fire Policy Committee of the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training will hold a regular meeting at 9:00 a.m. on May 24, 2017. The meeting will be held in the Boardroom at the Oregon Public Safety Academy located at 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem, Oregon. The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made before the meeting by calling the contact listed above.

Dial-in number: 888-398-2342 and Participant code: 4256088
If you dial-in for the meeting, please mute your phone unless you are addressing the group. Doing so will enable you to hear the meeting more effectively.
Agenda items:
1. Introductions

2. Minutes
Approve minutes from the February 22, 2017 Policy Committee meeting

3. OAR 259-008-0070 -- Proposed Rule Change; Amends Definition of "Discharge for Cause" for Mandatory Revocation of Fire Service Professional Certifications
Presented by Jennifer Howald

4. OAR 259-009-0005 & OAR 259-009-0062 -- Proposed Administrative Rules; NFPA 1002 Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional
Presented by Julie Olsen-Fink

5. Thompson, Troy DPSST #F07436; First Responder Operations
Presented by Kayla Ballrot

6. Amaya, Philip Austin DPSST # F35478; Marion County Fire District #1 / Woodburn Fire District-- NFPA Operations Level Responder, Firefighter Type 2 (FFT2)
Presented by Kayla Ballrot

7. Henderson, Darron DPSST #F35215; Marion County Fire District #1/Chemeketa Community College; NFPA Operations Level Responder
Presented by Kayla Ballrot

8. Department Update

9. Next scheduled FPC meeting -- August 23, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.

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

## Background Information on the DPSST ##

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

DPSST provides training to more than 25,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem: certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and reviews and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the Board.
DPSST Private Security/Investigators Policy Committtee Meeting Scheduled
Ore. Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 04/20/17 11:04 AM
For Immediate Release
April 20, 2017

Contact: Mona Riesterer
(503) 378-2431

Notice of Regular Meeting
The Private Security/Investigators Policy Committee of the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training will hold a regular meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. 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: 888-808-6929- and Participant code: 8917117

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. Minutes -- November 15, 2016 and December 9, 2016,
Approve the minutes of the November 15, 2016 and December 9, 2016 Private Security/Private Investigations Policy Committee meeting.

3. Proposed Rule Change for OARs 259-060-0015, 259-060-0030 & 259-060-0450 -- Adds a Violation for Misrepresentation as an Agent/Employee of DPSST and Clarifies Authority to Determine a Moral Fitness Violation.
Presented by Jennifer Howald

4. Review PSIPC Unarmed Representative Interest Forms
Presented by Suzy Herring

5. Hartman, Rita, PSID 51255, District Security Health & Safety, McMenamins/Crystal Ballroom, Alert Security Asset Protect dba Cero's, The Analog Café/DRD Record and Event Services; Supervisory Manager License, Unarmed Instructor Certification and Unarmed Professional Certification
Presented by Karen Evans

6. Mercer, Mark, PSID 33075, Eclipse Security Professionals; Executive Manager License, Armed/Unarmed Professional Certification
Presented by Carissa White

7. Department Update

8. Subcommittee Reports

9. Next Regularly Scheduled Meeting -- August 15, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.

## 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.
Woman arrested after fatally shooting Sunny Valley Man -- Josephine County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/20/17 11:00 AM
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On April 19, 2017, shortly after 5:00pm, law enforcement responded to an address on Placer Road in Sunny Valley for a reported shooting. When law enforcement arrived they located one deceased male, believed the incident was suspicious in nature and the Josephine County (MCRT) Major Crime Response Team was activated.

When detectives arrived on scene they located 54 year old, Randy Allen HUMMEL of Sunny Valley, deceased as the result of a gunshot wound. The Oregon State Police Forensic personnel responded to assist with the investigation.

The detectives quickly identified a suspect, 40 year old Amber Ellen SELLS of Sunny Valley. SELLS was subsequently arrested and lodged in the Josephine County Jail on the charge of Murder after consultation with the Josephine County District Attorney's office.

The MCRT is comprised of members from Oregon State Police, Grants Pass Department of Public Safety, Josephine County District Attorney's office and the Josephine County Sheriff's office.
There is no further information that will be released at this time as this is an ongoing investigation.


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DPSST Telecommunications Policy Committee Meeting Scheduled
Ore. Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 04/20/17 10:59 AM
For Immediate Release
April 20, 2017
Contact: Mona Riesterer
(503) 378-2431

Notice of Regular Meeting
The Telecommunications Policy Committee of the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training will hold a regular meeting at 9:00 a.m. on May 3, 2017. The meeting will be held in the Victor G. Atiyeh Boardroom at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem, Oregon. The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made before the meeting by calling the contact listed above.

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

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

Agenda Items:

1. Introductions

2. Minutes of March 6, 2017 Meeting
Approve Minutes of March 6, 2017 Meeting

3. Review of Public Comments Received for Proposed Rule Change for OARs 259-008-0005, 259-008-0010, 259-008-0011, 259-008-0070 and 259-008-0080 -- Recommended Changes to the Criminal Justice Denial/Revocation Standards and Processes
Presented by Jennifer Howald

4. McKenzie, Caitlin DPSST # 56986 -- Lake Oswego Police Department; Application for Training and Subsequent Certification
Presented by Katrina Robson

5. Staff Update

6. Next Telecommunications Policy Committee Meeting August 2, 2017
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.

## Background Information on the DPSST ##

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

DPSST provides training to more than 25,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem: certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and reviews and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the Board.
DPSST Police Policy Committee Meeting scheduled
Ore. Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 04/20/17 10:56 AM
Notice of Regular Meeting
The Police Policy Committee of the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training will hold a regular meeting at 10:00 a.m. on May 18, 2017. The meeting will be held in the Victor G. Atiyeh Boardroom at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem, Oregon. The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made before the meeting by calling the contact listed above.

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

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

Agenda Items:

1. Introductions

2. Approve Meeting Minutes
Approve minutes from the February 16, 2017 Police Policy Committee Meeting

3. OACP-OSSA Mental Health Workgroup Recommendation OAR 259-008-0065 - Recommendation Designates 3 Hours of Mental Health/Crisis Intervention Training as a Part of Certification Maintenance Training Requirements
Presented by Eriks Gabliks & Jennifer Howald

4. OARs 259-008-0005, 259-008-0010, 259-008-0011, 259-008-0070 and 259-008-0080 -- Recommended Changes to the Criminal Justice Denial/Revocation Standards & Process -- Review of Public Comment
Presented by Jennifer Howald

5. Review of Standard and Policy Discussion -- OAR 259-008-0025
Waivers of the Minimum Training Standards Requiring Completion of a Field Training Manual (FTM)
Presented by Jennifer Howald


6. Ianieri, Thomas DPSST #37706 -- Medford Police Department; Basic, Intermediate, Advanced and Supervisory Police Certifications (Executive Session)
Presented by Kristen Hibberds

7. Braskett, Richard DPSST #29350 -- Portland Police Bureau; Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, and Supervisory Police Certifications
Presented by Katrina Robson

8. Burke, Douglas DPSST #31805 -- Linn County Sheriff's Office; Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced Police Officer Certifications
Presented by Katrina Robson

9. Bussert, Clifford DPSST #27368 -- Warrenton Police Department; Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Police Certifications
Presented by Kristen Hibberds

10. Downey, Raymond W. DPSST # 15316 -- Oregon State Police; Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Police Certification
Presented by Kristen Hibberds

11. Johnson, Scott DPSST #19524 -- Tigard Police Department; Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Supervisory, Management, and Executive Police Certification
Presented by Katrina Robson

12. Leavitt, Randy C. DPSST #43710 -- Nyssa Police Department; Basic Police Certification
Presented by Kristen Hibberds

13. Shipley, Joseph DPSST #24794 -- Yamhill County Sheriff's Office; Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Supervisory, and Management Police Certifications and Instructor Certification
Presented by Katrina Robson

14. Smith, Tyler A. DPSST #54765 -- Grant County Sheriff's Office; Application for Basic Police Certification
Presented by Katrina Robson

15. Election of New Chair

16. Department Update

17. Next Police Policy Committee Meeting -- August 17, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

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

## Background Information on the DPSST ##

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

DPSST provides training to more than 25,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem: certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and reviews and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the Board.
Know what's below before you hoe
Pacific Power - 04/20/17 9:55 AM
Contact: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tom Gauntt, Pacific Power April 20, 2017
503-813-7291

Know what's below before you hoe
Be safe and call 8-1-1 first to find any underground utilities that could endanger you

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Every eight minutes in America someone risks their life by striking an underground utility line. Pacific Power urges customers to protect themselves and their families and change this alarming statistic with one simple act: dialing 8-1-1 two days before doing any digging.

"Installing a mail box or post for a deck or planting a tree are among the many commonplace projects that should trigger a call to 8-1-1," said Steven Harkin, Pacific Power's director of safety and training, referring to the national toll-free Call Before You Dig phone number. "Those may seem like simple, harmless maintenance projects, but the hazards are very real. If you hit a buried electric line, you could die or be seriously injured. It's that simple."

PacifiCorp has approximately 20,000 miles of underground cable in the West. There are nearly 20 million miles of underground utility lines in the United States. These buried facilities, including gas, water, sewer, cable TV, high-speed Internet, landline telephone, provide the services Americans depend on for their basic everyday needs. But if you don't know where they are buried before you dig, you are in danger.

The only way to know for sure where these underground facilities are is by using the Call Before You Dig phone number. Even if you are lucky enough to not be harmed, you could be responsible for causing a service outage in your neighborhood--and potentially be responsible for the substantial repair costs.

If you are planning a job that requires digging, even if hiring a professional, a call to 8-1-1 is required before work begins. The 8-1-1 service is free and couldn't be easier. It's a Federal Communications Commission-designated national one-call number that connects a caller from anywhere in the country to the appropriate local one-call center. The one-call center then alerts local underground facility owners so they can mark the approximate location of their lines with paint or flags.

Although the Call Before You Dig system has been active for many years, according to a recent national survey, 45 percent -- nearly half of people who plan to dig this year will not call 8-1-1 first.

To learn more about electrical safety or to order free electrical safety materials, visit pacificpower.net/safety.

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About Pacific Power
Pacific Power provides electric service to nearly 750,000 customers in Oregon, Washington and California. Our goal is to provide our customers with value for their energy dollar, and safe, reliable electricity. Pacific Power is part of PacifiCorp, one of the lowest-cost electricity producers in the United States, with almost 1.8 million customers in six western states. For more information, visit www.pacificpower.net.
Arrest made in Benton County Murder Case (Photo)
Benton Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/20/17 9:53 AM
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On 4/19/17, deputies from the Benton County Sheriff's Office arrested William Chase Hargrove for Murder.
Mr. Hargrove is a 27 year old male. This charge is correlated to the deceased female discovered outside the community of Alsea, Oregon on 4/17/2017.
The victim of the homicide has been tentatively identified, but a positive identification has not been made and next of kin has NOT been notified. These efforts may take several days, and until the proper notifications have been made, no further information will be released on the victim.
The investigation of the murder has been difficult. The investigation will continue and additional evidence is being examined.
This effort required a coordinated effort from a multitude of criminal justice agencies to include Benton County District Attorney's Office, Corvallis Police Department, Philomath Police Department, Oregon State Police, Albany Police Department, FBI and the Oregon Department of Justice.


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NW Natural to Put Renewable Natural Gas on its Pipeline through Partnership with City of Portland
NW Natural - 04/19/17 3:56 PM
PORTLAND, Ore. -- NW Natural (NYSE:NWN) is partnering with the City of Portland to put Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) -- converted from the city's largest wastewater treatment plant -- on its pipeline and into vehicles.

In a vote today, the Portland City Council authorized the construction of a RNG production facility at the Columbia Boulevard Wastewater Treatment Plant in north Portland that will recover and clean biogas to pipeline quality for injection into NW Natural's pipeline. The project will also include a natural gas vehicle fueling station.

According to the City, this will be Portland's single largest climate action project:
Cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 21,000 tons annually
Generating upwards of $3 million in revenue a year for the City
Replacing 1.34 million gallons of dirty diesel fuel with clean renewable natural gas--enough to run 154 garbage trucks for an entire year

"Through partnerships like these, our pipeline system can help communities close the loop on waste, which reduces air pollution and carbon emissions, and supports diverse and innovative energy opportunities," said David H. Anderson, NW Natural president and CEO. "We look forward to this being the first of many renewable natural gas projects that move us toward a low-carbon future."

NW Natural will build and maintain the fueling station, as well as the pipeline monitoring and interconnection. The City and NW Natural believe this is an important first step toward promoting RNG in Oregon.

"RNG is the lowest-carbon fuel option for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles," said Bill Edmonds, director of environmental policy and sustainability at NW Natural.

Large trucks with new natural gas engines can produce 90% fewer nitrous oxide emissions compared to the cleanest diesel engine. By using RNG, that same truck's greenhouse gas emissions can drop 80% below diesel. "No other technology on the market today provides that combination of environmental benefits all at once," added Edmonds.

The City of Portland will be on Schedule H, a tariff approved by the Public Utility Commission of Oregon which allows the utility to install and maintain compression facilities for customers who need on-site fueling. The fueling station is projected to be online as early as the end of 2017 and be used for Environmental Services and other city trucks.

About NW Natural
NW Natural (NYSE:NWN) is headquartered in Portland, Ore., and provides natural gas service to more than 725,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Oregon and Southwest Washington. It is the largest independent natural gas utility in the Pacific Northwest. Additional information is available at www.nwnatural.com.
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DOmestic Disturbance
Lebanon Police Dept. - 04/19/17 3:52 PM
On April 19th, 2017 at approximately 10:10 a.m., Lebanon Police officers responded to a domestic disturbance between a male and female at 1426 Hiatt Street, Lebanon, Linn County, Oregon. Responding officers were advised by Lebanon Police dispatch that a male subject, later identified as Mike Yarnell (DOB: 02/05/1986) had been stabbed near the collarbone area with a pocket-style knife. Lebanon Police learned there was infant child present during this altercation.
Upon arrival, Lebanon Police officers located Mike Yarnell on the street outside the residence, and observed that he had a knife wound as described. Lebanon officers also located the female, Antonia M. Coddington (DOB: 03/01/1990), inside the residence along with the infant.
While investigating the disturbance, officers learned that a verbal argument ensued between Mike Yarnell and Antonia Coddington inside the residence. At some point during the verbal exchange, Antonia Coddington allegedly stabbed Mike Yarnell in the collarbone area, causing injury. Antonia Coddington was taken into custody without incident, and was transported to the Lebanon Justice Center on charges of Assault II, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Menacing and Harassment. She will be later transported to Linn County Jail.
Mike Yarnell was transported by Lebanon Fire District personnel to Good Samaritan Hospital and is in stable condition.
The child present during this altercation was not injured, and has temporarily been placed with Department of Human Services (DHS).
New handbook guides development of biomass utilization businesses; Biomass utilization can fund restoration, create jobs in rural communities
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 04/19/17 3:38 PM
Contacts: Eini Lowell, elowell@fs.fed.us, (503) 808-2072 (Pacific Northwest Research Station); Marcus Kauffman, marcus.kauffman@oregon.gov, (541) 580-7480 (Oregon Department of Forestry)
Media assistance: Yasmeen Sands, ysands@fs.fed.us, (503) 808-2137 (PNWRS); Bobbi Doan, (503) 945-7506 (ODF)


PORTLAND, Ore. April 19, 2017. In the Western United States, a small-diameter log and biomass utilization business can help fund active management and restoration efforts and provide rural communities with much-needed jobs. So what should businesses, forest managers, community groups, and others interested in turning the byproducts of forest management into a profitable enterprise consider?

A new online handbook published by the U.S. Forest Service's Pacific Northwest Research Station offers guidance. The publication, Community Biomass Handbook Volume 4: Enterprise Development for Integrated Wood Manufacturing, takes a collaborative approach to enterprise development and recognizes the important role of partnerships and land managers in developing sustainable wood products businesses. The guidance is particularly relevant to communities and businesses near public lands.

"Everyone involved in the biomass utilization process, from the forest to the final product, has something to contribute," said Eini Lowell, a research forest products technologist at the Pacific Northwest Research Station and lead author of the handbook. "The idea for our handbook is to share the unique information that each person may bring to the table and foster communication for a successful outcome. We've also included the Biomass Enterprise Economic Model, which allows rapid exploration of integrated manufacturing options and illustrates how a business can grow."

The guide is the latest volume in a series of handbooks to help communities and land managers better utilize wood energy. Volume 4 is divided into four sections:
- Creating Mutual Understanding -- Outlines the types of knowledge needed at each step of an integrated wood manufacturing process and which stakeholders can provide assistance;
- Integrated Approach to Biomass Utilization -- Helps users identify viable combinations of product manufacturing that make financial sense and helps structure projects to support existing and emerging markets;
- Biomass Enterprise Economic Model -- Matches conversion technologies to allow users to quickly and easily preview utilization scenarios. The model, developed by Oregon State University, can speed up the pace of development by helping to identify viable business models that align with forest restoration goals.
- Mobilizing to Create Action -- Identifies specific and realistic business options to sustain wood manufacturing projects.

"Rural communities are pioneering approaches that integrate forest resilience and local infrastructure development," said Marcus Kauffman, biomass resource specialist with the Oregon Department of Forestry and a co-author of the handbook. In addition, the Oregon Department of Forestry has produced a series of multimedia stories that showcase the synergy of forest restoration and local wood products development.

The Pacific Northwest Research Station--headquartered in Portland, Ore.--generates and communicates scientific knowledge that helps people make informed choices about natural resources and the environment. The station has 11 laboratories and centers located in Alaska, Washington, and Oregon and about 300 employees. Learn more online at http://www.fs.fed.us/pnw.


The Oregon Department of Forestry was founded in 1911. Today, it serves Oregonians by protecting, managing, and promoting stewardship of Oregon's forests to enhance environmental, economic, and community sustainability. ODF directly manages 800,000 acres of state-owned forestland, including the Clatsop, Santiam, and Tillamook forests in northwest Oregon and the Gilchrist and Sun Pass State forests east of the Cascades. The department's top priority is to provide fire protection on 16.2 million acres of private and public land. The 13th State Forester is Peter Daugherty, selected by the Board of Forestry in 2016.

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9-1-1 Operators to Graduate from Oregon Public Safety Academy / DPSST
Ore. Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 04/19/17 2:33 PM
The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is pleased to announce the graduation of its 104th Basic Telecommunications Class.

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

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

Basic Telecommunications #BT104 Graduation will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 28, 2017, at the Oregon Public Safety Academy, 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem, Oregon. Telephone: 503-378-2100. The guest speaker is Director Kelly Dutra of Washington County Consolidated Communications Agency (W.C.C.C.A.).

DPSST would like to invite you to join us in observing the ceremony and congratulating Basic Telecommunications #BT104 on their successful completion of basic training.

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

Reception immediately following.

Members of Basic Telecommunications Class #104

Dispatcher Caroline Adrian-Karlin
Morrow County Sheriff's Office

Dispatcher Layla Bohm
Bureau of Emergency Communications

Dispatcher Myranda Buck
Curry County Sheriff's Office

Dispatcher Beau Bulick
Bureau of Emergency Communications

Dispatcher Fannie Burge
Deschutes County 9-1-1

Dispatcher Brittany Carter
Lake Oswego Police Department

Dispatcher Peter Chieng
Bureau of Emergency Communications

Dispatcher Shawna Conrady
Willamette Valley Communications Center

Dispatcher Hannah Dye
Astoria Police Department

Dispatcher Haley Fry
Central Lane Communications Center

Dispatcher Maggie Gwyn
Willamette Valley Communications Center

Dispatcher Jonas Hinckley
Bureau of Emergency Communications

Dispatcher Robert Laxson
Bureau of Emergency Communications

Dispatcher Ken-Han Liang
Bureau of Emergency Communications

Dispatcher Jaron Martindale
Lane County Sheriff's Office

Dispatcher Faith McCready
Central Lane Communications Center

Dispatcher Bryan McKay
Willamette Valley Communications Center

Telecommunicator Caitlin McKenzie
Lake Oswego Police Department

Dispatcher Grace Miller
W.C.C.C.A.

Dispatcher Jenny Nichols
Deschutes County 9-1-1

Dispatcher Christine Petty
W.C.C.C.A.

Dispatcher Dinique Prochazka
Bureau of Emergency Communications

Dispatcher Brian Robertson
Deschutes County 9-1-1

Dispatcher Emily Routh
Bureau of Emergency Communications

Dispatcher Lisa Schuyler
Astoria Police Department

Dispatcher Suzanne Settle
Harney County Sheriff's Office

Dispatcher Mikayla Shave
Klamath 9-1-1 Communications District

Dispatcher Bradley Silvers
Josephine County Sheriff's Office

Dispatcher Alexa Tibbils
Bureau of Emergency Communications

Dispatcher William VanNortwick
Lake Oswego Police Department

Dispatcher Cassandra Weaver
Bureau of Emergency Communications

Dispatcher Gabrielle Zimmerman
Willamette Valley Communications Center

## Background Information on the BPSST and DPSST ##

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

DPSST provides training to more than 25,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem, certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and reviews and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the Board.
Roseburg man cited for angling crimes - Douglas County
Oregon State Police - 04/19/17 1:45 PM
On April 18, 2017, Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division (Roseburg) Troopers cited a Roseburg man following an investigation into several wildlife offenses which occurred on Steamboat Creek, a longtime protected steelhead fish rearing stream in Douglas County. The violations occurred during multiple angling trips during 2014 and 2016.

Jody Michael SMITH, 37 years of age, from the Roseburg area was cited for Unlawful Take/Possession of Non-Fin Clipped Steelhead, Angling Closed Stream (Steamboat Creek), and Aiding/ Counseling in a Wildlife Offense. Additional charges may be filed after the District Attorney's office reviews the case.

Two adult companions were issued warnings. Jeff PASCHALL, 46 years of age from Roseburg was warned for Angling Closed Stream and James CARNER, 43 years of age from Bend was warned for Aiding in a Wildlife Offense.
Possession of Heroin/Vehicle Pursuit (Photo)
Newport Police Dept. - 04/19/17 1:16 PM
Sidney R. Myers
Sidney R. Myers
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On April 18, 2017, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Newport Police Officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of SW Alder and SW 9th Streets. While the Police Officer was completing a traffic citation, the Newport Police Department K9 vehicle arrived on scene. Upon arrival of the K9 vehicle, the driver of the stopped vehicle, Jesse Yamaguchi Telmar, age 29 of Siletz, started his vehicle and drove away from the traffic stop. Newport Police Officers followed Telmar westbound onto Hwy 101, then southbound where his vehicle picked up speed.

As Telmar's vehicle drove southbound across the Yaquina Bay Bridge, a passenger inside the vehicle, Sidney Ronald Myers, 23 of Newport, attempted to throw a dark-colored metal box out of the window and over the side of the bridge. However, rather than clearing the bridge, the metal box bounced off a steel beam and landed in the roadway. The metal box broke open, exposing a large amount of Heroin that had been concealed within the box.

Newport Police Officers, Lincoln County Sheriff's Deputies, Toledo Police Officers, and Oregon State Police Troopers worked together in pursuing Telmar's vehicle south on Hwy 101, east on North Beaver Creek Rd, then onto 1000 Line Road. Near milepost 2 on 1000 Line Road, Toledo Police Officers had deployed spike strips for Telmar's vehicle. As Telmar approached the location of the spike strips, he lost control of his vehicle, coming to a stop in the middle of the roadway. Officers conducted a High Risk Traffic stop, and took both Telmar and Myers into custody.

A subsequent search of the vehicle and subjects revealed additional drug paraphernalia, a large amount of US currency, and multiple firearms. Both Telmar and Myers were transported to the Lincoln County Jail and lodged on the following charges: Telmar--Unlawful Possession Heroin; Unlawful Delivery Heroin; Unlawful Manufacture Heroin; Reckless Driving; Eluding Police Officer; Criminal Conspiracy; and Tampering with Evidence; his bail was set at $880,000. Myers--Criminal Conspiracy; and Tampering with Evidence; his bail was set at $765,000.

Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact the Newport Police Department at 541-574-3348. The Newport Police Tip Line is available at 541-574-5455, or Text-a-Tip at 541-270-1856.


Attached Media Files: Sidney R. Myers , Jesse Y. Telmar
Extra 1,000 Oregon State Park eclipse sites sold out (Photo)
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 04/19/17 12:00 PM
State park eclipse logo
State park eclipse logo
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News Release // Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. // FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE // April 19, 2017

Media Contact:
Chris Havel, Director's Office, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
Desk: 503-986-0722 // Cell: 503-931-2590

Extra 1,000 state park eclipse sites sold out

Salem OR -- An extra 1,018 state park campsites were available for reservation starting 8 a.m. this morning, April 19, and by shortly after 9 a.m., they were all reserved. This includes all sites at 16 parks inside the "path of totality" plus space at 13 parks outside the path, where visitors will experience a partial eclipse. The eclipse will occur in the morning on August 21, 2017 and campsite reservations cover the nights of August 18, 19, and 20.

All reservations were completed within an hour and a half. A glitch at one park -- Unity Lake in Eastern Oregon -- caused problems for those 32 sites for about an hour. All state park sites available by reservation are now reserved, though cancellations may return a few sites to the pool. There is no waiting list, but campers can visit a state park's web page on https://oregonstateparks.reserveamerica.com/ and sign up to receive a notification about cancellations, then go online or call to try and reserve a space.

These extra 1,000+ sites were added to the reservation system by converting existing first-come/first-served campsites, parking areas, and other open spaces into reservable individual campsites just for the event. The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department does not expect to release any more new sites for reservations during the eclipse.

Campers who have a reservation along and near the path should continue to watch oregonstateparks.org for updates and planning tips.

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Attached Media Files: State park eclipse logo
Traffic Stop leads to seizure of drugs, money and gun - Yamhill County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/19/17 11:34 AM
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On April 17, 2017, at about 3:30pm a Senior Trooper stationed in the McMinnville Patrol office conducted a traffic stop on a 2008 Jeep Liberty regarding a driving complaint on Highway 18 near Highway 99W.

During the traffic stop the Trooper saw indications of criminal activity and received consent to search the vehicle. Approximately 4 ounces of Cocaine, $7350.00, and a 9mm handgun was seized.

Both subjects in the vehicle were lodged in Yamhill County Jail for Unlawful Possession and Unlawful Delivery of Cocaine, and Possession of a Concealed Firearm, the passenger was also lodged for Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance - Schedule II.

The driver was identified as 24 year old Ahmed SUMAILAN from Klamath Falls.
The passenger was identified as 20 year old Patricia WALKER from Sprague River.


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CCB fines "fake" home inspector/Gregory Mason Miller inspected homes without required licenses
Construction Contractors Board - 04/19/17 10:00 AM
Salem -- The Construction Contractors Board (CCB) has levied more than $80,000 in fines against a phony home inspector who performed dozens of inspections in Central and Eastern Oregon in recent months.

Gregory Mason Miller of Bend used a license number belonging to a legitimate construction contractor with the same first and last name, along with the name of an unrelated Bend business. In advertising, he claimed to be licensed, bonded and insured.

Home inspectors must be certified by the Construction Contractors Board after passing a national exam. Additionally, a home inspection business must hold a CCB-issued contractor license. Miller was neither certified nor licensed.

"He was doing significant business without offering any of the consumer protections that come with licensing, including a bond and CCB record that would alert potential clients to any history of problems," Enforcement Manager Stan Jessup said.

The CCB added Miller to its new Buyer Beware list that warns the public of chronic offenders. People who make the list generally are phony or predatory contractors who take money and produce little or no work or who repeatedly violate state contracting laws.

"The goal is to make sure he doesn't do any more home inspections without obtaining the proper licensing," Jessup said. "And it's a reminder to the public that people will lie -- and do so convincingly - about who they are and their credentials."

Consumer complaints triggered the CCB investigation, which is ongoing.

The CCB licenses construction contracting businesses, including home inspection businesses and home inspectors. Most any business seeking work on a new home or home improvement project needs a license.

Contractors must include their CCB license number on any advertising so you can verify their license. To do so, visit www.oregon.gov/ccb and enter a license number or name in the orange "Search" feature. Verify that the license is "active" and that the full name on the license matches the contractor in question. In this case, Gregory Mason Miller did not show up in a search with any home inspector credentials. Call 503-378-4621 for help searching or understanding the results.

Contractors and consumers can report unlicensed contractors and other illegal activity on the CCB's website or by calling 503-934-2246. Licensed contractors carry bonds and insurance and can be held accountable if something goes wrong. Only licensed contractors can get required building permits.

About the CCB
The CCB is the state agency licensing more than 36,000 contractors. Anyone who is paid to repair, improve, inspect or build a home must be licensed. Learn how to have a successful project at www.oregon.gov/ccb.
BLM Seeks Nominations for Northwest Oregon Resource Advisory Council
Bureau of Land Management Oregon & Washington - 04/19/17 9:48 AM
Salem, Ore. -- The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking nominations for five open positions on the Northwest Oregon Resource Advisory Council. As published in a notice in the Federal Register on April 10, 2017, the BLM will consider nominations for 45 days.

The RAC consists of 15 members chosen for their expertise in natural resource issues to help the Bureau carry out its multiple-use mission and stewardship of 245 million acres of public lands. The diverse membership of each RAC helps ensure that BLM land managers receive the varying perspectives they need to achieve their mission of managing public lands for multiple uses.

"The BLM Resource Advisory Councils are an important forum for the community conversation that is a key component of public land management," said BLM OR/WA State Director Jamie 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," said Connell.

Individuals may nominate themselves or others. Nominees, who must be residents of Oregon, 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. All nominations must be accompanied by letters of reference from any represented interests or organizations, a completed RAC application, and any other information that speaks to the nominee's qualifications.

Positions are open in the following categories:

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

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

Two positions in 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; representatives and employees of academic institutions who are involved in natural sciences; and the public-at-large.

For more information, visit https://www.blm.gov/get-involved/resource-advisory-council/apply or contact RAC Coordinator Jennifer Velez at (541)222-9241 or jvelez@blm.gov.

-BLM-

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM'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. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.
Albany Woman dies after being struck by vehicle - Linn County
Oregon State Police - 04/19/17 8:42 AM
On April 19, 2017, at approximately 12:15am, the Oregon State Police responded to a vehicle versus a pedestrian crash on Hwy 34 near Colorado Lake Road, approximately milepost 2.5. This is approximately 2.5 miles east of Corvallis, in Linn County.

The preliminary investigation determined that a 2002 Buick, operated by Patrick FARINA, 49 years old from Alsea, OR was traveling westbound on Hwy 34 when a female, Janet Irene STEELE, 38 years old from Albany, OR stepped into the lane of travel and was stuck by the vehicle. Medical personnel responded, but STEELE died as a result of the injuries sustained in the crash.

The driver, FARINA, is cooperating with the investigation and no charges are anticipated at this time.

The Oregon State Police was assisted by Corvallis Police Department, Linn County Sheriff's office and the Oregon Department of Transportation. There are no photos available.
Tue. 04/18/17
Public Health Advisory Board's Accountability Metrics Subcommittee meets April 26 by webinar
Oregon Health Authority - 04/18/17 3:56 PM
April 18, 2017

What: A public meeting of the Accountability Metrics Subcommittee of the Public Health Advisory Board

Agenda: Approve February and March meeting minutes; discuss progress toward developing health outcome metrics; review draft stakeholder survey

When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 10-11 a.m. A five-minute public comment period is scheduled at 10:45 a.m.; comments may be limited to three minutes.

Where: By webinar at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5150607625475124481. The public also may join by conference call at 877-873-8017, access code 767068#.

Oregon's Public Health Advisory Board provides guidance for Oregon's governmental public health system and oversees the implementation of public health modernization and Oregon's State Health Improvement Plan. The Accountability Metrics Subcommittee develops recommendations about public health quality measures for consideration by the Public Health Advisory Board.

Program contact: Sara Beaudrault, 971-673-0432, sara.beaudrault@state.or.us

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Board of Forestry meets in Salem April 26
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 04/18/17 3:09 PM
News Release


Date: April 18, 2017


Contact: Ken Armstrong, Public Affairs Director, 503-945-7420


The Oregon Board of Forestry meets in Salem on April 26. Items on the agenda include:
Specified Resource Sites Rulemaking for Marbled Murrelet -- ODF staff will present a checklist of anticipated steps that need to be completed for this project.
Forest Trust Land Advisory Committee Testimony -- The FTLAC, a group of county commissioners representing the 15 Oregon counties that transferred lands to the state to become State Forests, will give testimony to the board on matters related to state forests managed by ODF.
Inventory, Growth and Yield Update -- Presentation of final report on the State Forests Division's work to update and improve inventory and growth and yield estimates.
2016 Fire Program Review and Secretary of State Performance Audit Implementation Status -- ODF staff will provide the current status of the agency's implementation efforts addressing the recommendations from both the 2016 Fire Program Review Committee and the Secretary of State's Performance Audit completed during the summer of 2016
Department of Forestry Fiscal Report -- ODF staff will present an update on the current financial status of the agency.
Riparian Rules/Salmon-Steelhead-Bull Trout Rulemaking -- Final Rule Language -- ODF staff will present a summary of the public hearings on these draft rules, as well as input from the riparian rule advisory committee, and ask for Board adoption of final riparian rule language. Please note: This item is scheduled as a work session, requesting a decision from the board, therefore public testimony/comment on this item will not be accepted.
Executive Session -- As the last item on the agenda, the board will meet in executive session to confer with legal counsel regarding the Board's rights and duties related to current litigation likely to be filed pursuant to Oregon Revised Statute 192.660(2)(h).

The meeting is open to the public and a public comment period is on the agenda. The public meeting will run from 9 a.m. to approximately 2:15 p.m., with the Executive Session following and scheduled to end at approximately 3:45 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 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 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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The Oregon Department of Forestry was founded in 1911. Today, it serves Oregonians by protecting, managing, and promoting stewardship of Oregon's forests to enhance environmental, economic, and community sustainability. ODF directly manages 800,000 acres of state-owned forestland, including the Clatsop, Santiam, and Tillamook forests in northwest Oregon and the Gilchrist and Sun Pass State forests east of the Cascades. The department's top priority is to provide fire protection on 16.2 million acres of private and public land. The 13th State Forester is Peter Daugherty, selected by the Board of Forestry in 2016.
Fish and Wildlife Trooper Seeks Public's Help in Deer Poaching Case - Lane County
Oregon State Police - 04/18/17 3:09 PM
On April 17th 2017, The Oregon State Police responded to an address east of Springfield after receiving information that a blacktail deer had been killed and dumped in a pullout. Upon arrival, the trooper located a blacktail doe and her two fawns; all of which were dead.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Senior Trooper Anthony Mathews at: 541-852-2826

Anyone with information regarding wildlife violations is encouraged to report the information to the Oregon State Police Turn in Poacher (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888. Information can remain anonymous.

TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 (24/7)

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

(Please use the TIP Hotline for Weekend and Evening Reporting)

Information on the T.I.P. Reward Program:

The Oregon Hunters Association offers rewards to persons, through their T.I.P. fund, for information leading to the issuance of a citation to a person(s), or an arrest made of a person(s) for illegal possession, killing, or taking of bighorn sheep, mountain goat, moose, elk, deer, antelope, bear, cougar, wolf, furbearers and/or upland game birds and water fowl. T.I.P. rewards can also be paid for the illegal taking, netting, snagging, and/or dynamiting of game fish, and/or shell fish, and for the destruction of habitat.

In addition rewards may be paid for information leading to the issuance of a citation to a person(s), or an arrest made of a person(s) who have illegally obtained Oregon hunting/angling license or tags. People who "work" the system and falsely apply for resident license or tags are not legally hunting or angling and are considered poachers.

Rewards:
Bighorn sheep, mountain goat, moose $1,000
Elk, deer, antelope $500
Bear, cougar, wolf $300
Habitat destruction $300
Illegally obtaining Oregon hunting or angling license or tags $200
Game fish, shell fish $100
Upland birds, waterfowl $100
Furbearers $100
State Forests Advisory Committee meets April 28
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 04/18/17 3:06 PM
News Release

Date: April 18, 2017

Contact:
Andy White, Northwest Oregon Area Director, 503-359-7496
Sherron Lumley, 503-945-7427, Public Information Officer, Salem, 503-945-7427


An Oregon Department of Forestry state forests advisory group will meet April 28 in Forest Grove to discuss the 2018 Annual Operation Plans. The group will also receive updates on other issues related to state forests, including:
Implementation Plans
Growth and Yield estimates
Habitat Conservation Plan grant
State Forests Division budget
2017 Legislative Session

The State Forests Advisory Committee will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Forest Grove Community Auditorium located at 1915 Main Street.

The committee is comprised of citizens and representatives including timber, environmental, and recreation groups, as well as tribal and academia representatives. SFAC provides a forum to discuss issues, opportunities, and concerns, and offer advice to ODF on the implementation of the Northwest Oregon State Forests Management Plan. The plan provides guidance for managing 616,000 acres within the Tillamook, Clatsop, and Santiam state forests and several scattered state-owned forest tracts in Benton, Polk, Lincoln, and Lane counties through a balanced approach to generate revenue while prioritizing environmental and social benefits.

The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. Requests for special accommodation should be made at least 48 hours prior to the meeting; questions about accessibility and special accommodation can be directed to the Oregon Department of Forestry at 503-359-7426.

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The Oregon Department of Forestry was founded in 1911. Today, it serves Oregonians by protecting, managing, and promoting stewardship of Oregon's forests to enhance environmental, economic, and community sustainability. ODF directly manages 800,000 acres of state-owned forestland, including the Clatsop, Santiam, and Tillamook forests in northwest Oregon and the Gilchrist and Sun Pass State forests east of the Cascades. The department's top priority is to provide fire protection on 16.2 million acres of private and public land. The 13th State Forester is Peter Daugherty, selected by the Board of Forestry in 2016.
Oregon State Penitentiary Narcotics Anonymous club donates to Central City Concern
Oregon Dept. of Corrections - 04/18/17 2:55 PM
Earlier this year, a devastating fire blazed through several floors of a low-income housing building, Hotel Alder, in downtown Portland, displacing 92 people.

When Oregon State Penitentiary Narcotics Anonymous Club President, inmate Eric Nitschke, heard of the tragedy, he headed up a fundraiser in an effort to raise money for Hotel Alder. The building is operated by Central City Concern (CCC), whose mission is to end homelessness and help people achieve their highest potential through housing, health and recovery, employment, and peer support.

Hotel Adler suffered severe damage and displaced dozens of residents during the January fire. Adults in custody at OSP raised $1,271 to assist with rent, food, and clothing. The Hotel Alder residents are scheduled to move back into their homes in the next six to eight months. In the meantime, CCC has found temporary shelter for all the tenants.

OSP is a multi-custody prison located in Salem that houses over 2,000 male inmates. OSP is surrounded by a 25-foot-high wall with 10 towers. The facility has multiple special housing units including death row, disciplinary segregation, behavioral health, intermediate care housing, and an infirmary (with hospice) with 24-hour nursing care. OSP participates in prison industries with Oregon Corrections Enterprises including the furniture factory, laundry, metal shop, and contact center. It provides a range of correctional programs and services including education, work-based education, inmate work crews, and pre-release services. OSP was established in 1866 and, until 1959, was Oregon's only prison.


Oregon Live article covering the fire: http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2017/01/hotel_alder_residents_will_be.html

KOIN 6 article covering the fire: http://koin.com/2017/01/04/3-alarm-fire-burning-at-hotel-alder/

Central City Concern website: http://www.centralcityconcern.org/

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DPSST Corrections Policy Committee Meeting Scheduled ***Amended***
Ore. Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 04/18/17 2:43 PM
For Immediate Release
April 18, 2017
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 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. 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. Minutes -- February 14, 2017
Approve the minutes of the February 14, 2017 Corrections Policy Committee meeting.

3. Quarterly Review of DOC BCC by DPSST Training Compliance Program
Presented by Robert Sigleer

4. OACP-OSSA Mental Health Workgroup Recommendation OAR 259-008-0065 - Recommendation Designates 3 Hours of Mental Health/Crisis Intervention Training as a Part of Certification Maintenance Training
Presented by Eriks Gabliks

5. Review of Public Comments Received for Proposed Rule Change for OARs 259-008-0005, 259-008-0010, 259-008-0011, 259-008-0070 and 259-008-0080 Recommended Changes to the Criminal Justice Denial/Revocation Standards & Processes
Presented by Jennifer Howald

6. Review of Standard and Policy Discussion -- OAR 259-008-0025
Waivers of the Minimum Training Standards Requiring Completion of a Field Training Manual (FTM)
Presented by Jennifer Howald

7. Coleman, Michael DPSST #54194 -- DOC Oregon State Penitentiary; Basic Correction Officer Certification
Presented by Katrina Robson

8. Feist, Miranda DPSST #57004 -- TRCI Department of Corrections; Application for Training and Subsequent Certification
Presented by Kristen Hibberds

9. Frost, Nicholas J. DPSST #48377 -- DRCI Department of Corrections; Basic and Intermediate Corrections Certifications
Presented by Kristen Hibberds

10. Haase, Jon M. DPSST #25534 -- Multnomah County Sheriff's Office; Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, and Supervisory Corrections Certifications
Presented by Katrina Robson

11. Hudson, Travis DPSST #56993 -- DOC Two Rivers Correctional Institution; Application for Training and Subsequent Basic Corrections Certification
Presented by Katrina Robson

12. Jones-Anderson, Odessa DPSST #42884 -- Warm Springs Police Department; Basic Parole and Probation Certification
Presented by Katrina Robson

13. Losh, Calvin DPSST #49149 -- Josephine County Sheriff's Office; Basic Corrections Officer Certification
Presented by Katrina Robson

14. Olsen, Theresa A. DPSST #33223 -- OSP Department of Corrections; Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Corrections Certification and Instructor Certification
Presented by Kristen Hibberds

15. Phillips, Kristine DPSST #57203 -- Curry County Sheriff's Office; Application for Training and Subsequent Certification
Presented by Kristen Hibberds

16. Reinke, Jeffrey DPSST # 55483 -- Klamath County Sheriff's Office; Basic Corrections Certification/Academy Dismissal -- BP367 PULLED FROM AGENDA
Presented by Kristen Hibberds

17. Election of New Chair

18. Staff Update

19. Next Regularly Scheduled Meeting -- August 8, 2017 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.
Wells Fargo testing bot for Messenger featuring new customer service experiences (Photo)
Wells Fargo - 04/18/17 2:31 PM
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Example of a customer chat experience.
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SAN FRANCISCO -- Wells Fargo & Company announced today it is launching a pilot to test an artificial intelligence (AI)-driven customer chat experience for Facebook Messenger.

Wells Fargo's bot for Messenger is a pilot test and is part of the company's innovation agenda, which focuses on incorporating financial services into third-party environments to meet customers where they are and into the moments they want to use them.

Initially, Wells Fargo has opened the pilot to several hundred of its employees. Later this spring, Wells Fargo plans to invite a few thousand customers to participate as the company expands the test.

"We're very excited about the opportunity to provide more personalized services for customers, and to bring those services directly to our customers," said Steve Ellis, head of Wells Fargo's Innovation Group, where the company's Artificial Intelligence Enterprise Solutions team is based.

"Our goal is to deliver information 'in the moment' to help customers make better informed financial decisions," Ellis said. "AI technology allows us to take an experience that would have required our customers to navigate through several pages on our website, and turn it into a simple conversation in a chat environment. That's a huge time-saving convenience for busy customers who are already frequent users of Messenger."

Wells Fargo has been providing assistance to its customers in Facebook platforms since 2009.

In May 2016, the bank adopted Messenger as its main channel for addressing customers' common questions and service issues. The majority of Wells Fargo's customer engagements are now conducted on Messenger, rather than its public Facebook News Feed. The company estimates that millions of Wells Fargo customers regularly use Messenger to communicate with friends and family.

Regardless of how a customer chooses to do business with Wells Fargo, innovation and technology will help the company deliver an outstanding customer experience, build trust and give more information to customers to help them make decisions about their finances. As outlined in February, artificial intelligence will be an area of focus for the bank's Payments, Virtual Solutions and Innovation Group, as it sees an increasing number of opportunities to better leverage data to provide personalized customer service through its bankers and digital channels.

About Wells Fargo
Serving the Pacific Northwest since 1852, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $2.0 trillion in assets. Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage and consumer and commercial finance through more than 8,500 locations; 13,000 ATMs; the internet (wellsfargo.com); and mobile banking. The firm has offices in 42 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 273,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States.


Attached Media Files: Example of a customer chat experience.
Oregon State Police seeking the public's help in Arson cases - Josephine County
Oregon State Police - 04/18/17 2:16 PM
Over the past year, the Oregon State Police has investigated four separate fire events at the Community Bible Church. The church in located at 113 Caves Avenue in Cave Junction, Josephine County.

The four fires occurred on or about January 15, 2016; January 30, 2016; March 13, 2016; and April 23, 2016. All four fires were determined to be intentionally set. The Oregon State Police is requesting the public's help in identifying a person of interest in these fires.

Please refer to the attached photos. The subject seen in the photos is between 5 and 6 feet tall, about 190-200 pounds and is wearing a dark jacket, gray sweatshirt, jeans and black shoes with a boonie style hat. At the time of the video, he was seen wearing a dark colored draw string backpack.

If anyone recognizes the person in the photos or has information regarding the fires, they are asked to contact the Oregon State Police at 541-440-3333.


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Deputies Investigate Suspicious Death (Photo)
Benton Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/18/17 1:51 PM
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Deputies from the Benton County Sheriff's Office responded to a suspicious death in a remote location outside the community of Alsea, Oregon on 4/17/17 at 5:00 pm.

A deceased unidentified white female, believed to be in her twenties, was located in a remote forested area. A preliminary review indicates the death is suspicious pending a finding from the Oregon State Medical Examiners Office.


Benton County Major Crimes team is investigating with assistance from Oregon State Police Crime Lab and Corvallis Police Department.


Anyone with information is asked to call Sgt. DUFFITT, Benton County Sheriff's at 541.766.6858 or the Benton County Sheriff's Office Confidential Tip Line at 541.753.8477.


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*** Update *** Names Released Highway 58 crash claims the life of a Salem man (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/18/17 12:52 PM
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The Oregon State Police is able to release the names of those involved.

The operator of the Subaru, who died as a result of the crash is Alex Sergio SERRANO, age 26 from the Albany area.

The operator of the Nissan is Duane Cary SIEG, age 51 from the LaPine area. The passengers are Kaelynn Keyes Sieg, age 51 and Dylan Cole SIEG, age 19, also from LaPine.

There is no further information available at this time.


Previous Release:
On April 17, 2017 at about 7:15am, the Oregon State Police responded to a fatal motor vehicle crash near milepost 67 on Hwy 58, which is about 5 miles west of Crescent Lake in Klamath County.

The preliminary investigation determined that a 2004 Subaru was westbound on Hwy 58 when it lost control on the icy roadway. The Subaru then slid into the eastbound lane where it struck a 2010 Nissan SUV. The passenger side of the Subaru was impacted. The operator of the Subaru was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The operator of the Nissan and the two passengers were transported to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend where they are being treated for non-life threatening injuries. One of the occupants was transported by Air Link and the other two were transported by ambulance by Crescent Lake Fire Department.

The names of all involved will not be released at this time. Once family members have been notified we will release the names in an updated press release.

The Oregon State Police was assisted by Crescent Lake Fire Department, Air Link, and the Oregon Department of Transportation. One lane of the highway was closed for approximately three hours. Vehicle restraints were used in both vehicles.


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Legacy Health neurosurgeons acquire advanced technology to chart more precise paths through the brain (Photo)
Legacy Health - 04/18/17 12:34 PM
Synaptive BrightMatter™ robotic visualization system. Photo courtesy of www.synaptivemedical.com
Synaptive BrightMatter™ robotic visualization system. Photo courtesy of www.synaptivemedical.com
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PORTLAND, OR (April 18, 2017) -- Legacy Emanuel Medical Center is the first hospital in Oregon to acquire an advanced robotic imaging and navigation system for more precise brain tumor removal and spinal surgeries. The Synaptive BrightMatter(TM) technology integrates pre-operative imaging, surgical planning and robotic visualization to give neurosurgeons the ability to see relevant details in the brain not visible to the human eye, which may allow for much safer surgical intervention.

During the pre-operative phase, neurosurgeons use the system's whole brain tractography technology to create images to plan a safer route to reach a tumor. Having this roadmap ahead of time helps the neurosurgeons consider approaches for navigating around critical structures within the brain to reduce the chance of damaging or interfering with important language, visual and movement pathways. Also, neurosurgeons may be able to reach tumors once deemed inoperable or higher risk.

The technology's robotic visualization system consists of a movable arm with a digital video camera system and a high-powered microscope attached that follows the neurosurgeons sensor-driven tools. The incision area is projected in real-time on a 55-inch monitor screen. The 3-D whole brain tractography image is there as well to guide the neurosurgeon's instruments throughout the surgery. This hands-free optical visualization has an added benefit for neurosurgeons ergonomically ??- typical surgical microscopes require more bending of the head and neck.

Legacy Emanuel President Lori Morgan, MD, says acquiring this technology aligns with Legacy Health's vision to keep pace with innovative solutions to improve the patient experience. "These latest advancements in robotics and visualization put us at the forefront of patient care and furthers our commitment to provide quality care," says Dr. Morgan. "More precise surgeries can result in better outcomes and shorter patient stays. In addition, the ergonomics of this technology requires less movement and can reduce or prevent physical stress and fatigue on our surgeons."

Last year, Legacy Health performed almost 400 craniotomies (brain) and 1,600 spinal surgeries, with the majority at Legacy Emanuel.

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Photo Caption (top): A neurosurgeon performing surgery at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center using the newly acquired Synaptive BrightMatter(TM) technology. This robotic visualization system consists of a movable arm with a digital video camera system and a high-powered microscope that follows the neurosurgeons sensor-driven tools. The incision area is projected in real-time on a 55-inch monitor screen. Photo by: Vicki Guinn.

Photo Caption (bottom): Synaptive BrightMatter(TM) robotic visualization system. Photo courtesy of www.synaptivemedical.com.


About Legacy Health
Legacy Health is Oregon's only locally owned nonprofit health-care organization with nearly 12,000 employees. Legacy includes Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center, Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center, Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, Legacy Silverton Medical Center, Legacy Laboratory Services, and Legacy Research Institute. Legacy also includes over 100 Legacy Medical Group primary care and specialty care clinics. Visit www.legecyhealth.org for more information.


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Two Men Arrested for Theft of ODOT Property - Douglas County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/18/17 12:17 PM
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At approximately 12:30 PM, on April 16, 2017, Troopers from the Roseburg Area Command in Douglas County received a call from the OSP dispatch center about a theft in progress. The location was near I-5 southbound, milepost 118 and I-5 northbound, mile post 119.

Several reporting parties called the OSP dispatch and informed them two male adults were removing wheels off an ODOT reader board trailer and moving the wheels across the interstate. Troopers responded and located 2 males matching the description near I-5 southbound, milepost 118. The two ODOT tires were lying on the ground next to the suspect's pickup. Attached to the pickup was a trailer with an excavator loaded on it.

While interviewing the suspects, they were found to be in possession of heroin. The suspects were identified as Brandon M. SHINALL, 30 years old and Grant D PALMER, 26 years old, both from Aumsville.

They were arrested and lodged in the Douglas County Jail and charged with PCS Heroin and Theft 1. A follow-up investigation determined the trailer and excavator were also stolen. The charge of Aggravated Theft was added for both of them.


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Portland Man dies in Motorcycle Crash - Clackamas County
Oregon State Police - 04/18/17 11:38 AM
On April 15, 2017 at approximately 3:20pm the Oregon State Police responded to a single vehicle (motorcycle) crash on Hwy 224 near milepost 40 in Clackamas County, which is approximately 15 miles west of Estacada.

The preliminary investigation revealed that TRINH, Thanh Minh, 31 years old, from the Portland area, was westbound on Hwy 224 and left the roadway for an unknown reason. TRINH was thrown from his 2009 Suzuki motorcycle. Medical personnel responded and while en-route to a local hospital with TRINH, TRINH succumbed to his injuries sustained in the crash.

No further information or photos are available at this time.
Fish and Wildlife Troopers Arrest a Wallowa Man in a Multiple Elk Poaching Case - Wallowa County
Oregon State Police - 04/18/17 11:09 AM
On April 8, 2017, at about 9:30 a.m., the Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division arrested Larry HARSHFIELD, age 69, of Wallowa, following a search warrant and concluding an extensive investigation into locating 25 elk carcasses in various states of decay. Twelve of the elk carcasses were located on the HARSHFIELD property and 13 more were located on adjoining property. None of the elk carcasses appeared to have had any attempt to salvage meat from them.

HARSHFIELD was arrested for 12 counts of Unlawful Take of Elk in a Closed Season, and 12 counts Waste of Elk for the dead elk found on his property. He was lodged at the Wallowa County Correctional Facility and additional charges for the 13 dead elk found on the adjoining property have been referred to the Wallowa County District Attorney for consideration.

A violation of any provision of the wildlife laws (such as the unlawful take of elk), or any rule adopted pursuant to the wildlife laws, is a Class A misdemeanor if the offense is committed with a culpable mental state in Oregon. If convicted, a person can be charged with the maximum penalty of $6250, have their hunting privileges suspended and forfeit weapons or other items used in the commission of the crime(s).

Anyone with information regarding wildlife violations is encouraged to report the information to the Oregon State Police Turn in Poacher (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888. Information can remain anonymous.

TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 (24/7)

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

(Please use the TIP Hotline for Weekend and Evening Reporting)

Information on the T.I.P. Reward Program:

The Oregon Hunters Association offers rewards to persons, through their T.I.P. fund, for information leading to the issuance of a citation to a person(s), or an arrest made of a person(s) for illegal possession, killing, or taking of bighorn sheep, mountain goat, moose, elk, deer, antelope, bear, cougar, wolf, furbearers and/or upland game birds and water fowl. T.I.P. rewards can also be paid for the illegal taking, netting, snagging, and/or dynamiting of game fish, and/or shell fish, and for the destruction of habitat.

In addition rewards may be paid for information leading to the issuance of a citation to a person(s), or an arrest made of a person(s) who have illegally obtained Oregon hunting/angling license or tags. People who "work" the system and falsely apply for resident license or tags are not legally hunting or angling and are considered poachers.

Rewards:
Bighorn sheep, mountain goat, moose $1,000
Elk, deer, antelope $500
Bear, cougar, wolf $300
Habitat destruction $300
Illegally obtaining Oregon hunting or angling license or tags $200
Game fish, shell fish $100
Upland birds, waterfowl $100
Furbearers $100
***Update #3*** OSP Investigating Fatal Motor vehicle collision in Polk County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/18/17 11:03 AM
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Brenden James Duck was located and arrested on April 16, 2017 and lodged in the Polk County Jail. DUCK has been charged with Criminally Negligent Homicide, Felony Hit & Run, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Criminal Mischief 1st Degree and PCS Meth. Jessica Jaeger and Michala Ann Brown were located and questioned. Investigators are still trying to locate Makayla Aldeguer as a person of interest.


End of Update

Previous Update:
On the evening of April 15th, BROWN was located and is cooperating with the investigation. She was subsequently taken into custody for a probation violation.

OSP is still seeking to speak with three other persons of interest. Those persons are:
Brenden James DUCK, age 19, of McMinnville
Makayla C ALDEGUER, age 23, of McMinnville
Jessica M JAEGER, age 19, of Sheridan

OSP is asking if anyone knows the location of the above persons or has information about the incident to call 800-452-7888.

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Previous Release:
The victim has been identified as 43 year old James Rudolph Osredkar from Sheridan. OSP is requesting assistance in locating a person of interest who has been identified as 22 year old Michala Ann Brown. Her last known address was in McMinnville. She has relatives in Dayton and McMinnville.

On April 14, 2017 at approximately 6:30am, OSP was notified and responded to a fatal motorcycle crash on Hwy 22 near milepost 14. Shortly after arriving on scene of the motorcycle crash, OSP was notified of a vehicle fire on Ford Street in Rickreall.

OSP determined that the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Lincoln County several days earlier. Evidence at the scene of the motorcycle crash links the stolen vehicle to the fatality crash. OSP is withholding the involved individual's identification until the family has been notified.

OSP is seeking any witnesses that might have been in the area or have any information regarding this incident and are asked to call OSP Dispatch at 800-452-7888. The pictured black Toyota Prius is not the actual vehicle involved, but is for comparison uses only.


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Unvaccinated children spread pertussis across communities during an outbreak, new study finds
Oregon Health Authority - 04/18/17 10:00 AM
April 18, 2017

While more than 90 percent of Oregon children are vaccinated against pertussis, this protection is not enough to stop pertussis from spreading when those choosing not to vaccinate share social networks, schools or other connections, according to a new study by the Oregon Immunization Program.

"The Timing of Pertussis Cases in Unvaccinated Children in an Outbreak Year: Oregon 2012," published in the current edition of The Journal of Pediatrics, suggests that relaxing immunization recommendations and school requirements could cause vaccine-preventable diseases to spread.

For the study, epidemiologists Steve Robison and Juventila Liko looked at a 2012 pertussis outbreak in northwest Oregon. They found that pertussis cases among unvaccinated children were three times more likely to occur earlier in an outbreak than cases among vaccinated children. This indicates that unvaccinated children were more frequently the source of pertussis disease which was then passed on to other children.

As the outbreak spread, the earliest cases in new disease-affected areas were also mostly among the unvaccinated. It is possible, the study found, that the unvaccinated have a greater role in how outbreaks develop beyond simply not helping build community protection.

"Parents who are reluctant to immunize their children often have social networks and other connections to others with similar lack of immunizations," Robison said. "This may provide a way for infectious disease to spread across communities."

The study can be found on The Journal of Pediatrics website at http://www.jpeds.com/article/S0022-3476(16)31542-6/fulltext. Follow the Oregon Immunization Program on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/OregonImmunize.

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Employment in Oregon March 2017 News Release
Oregon Employment Dept. - 04/18/17 10:00 AM
Oregon's Unemployment Rate Reaches Record Low 3.8 Percent in March


Oregon's unemployment rate edged down to 3.8 percent in March, from 4.0 percent in February. This was the lowest unemployment rate since comparable records began in 1976. Oregon's 3.8 percent unemployment rate was significantly lower than the U.S. unemployment rate of 4.5 percent in March.

In March, nonfarm payroll employment rose by 2,400 following a revised gain of 7,600 in February. Three industries added at least 1,000 jobs: professional and business services (+1,700 jobs), government (+1,600), and manufacturing (+1,000). Only one industry cut at least 1,000, as financial activities shed 1,300 jobs.

Over the past 12 months, payroll employment added 39,500 jobs, or 2.2 percent, which was a deceleration from the growth rate near or above 3 percent throughout much of the past four years. Oregon is still growing faster than the U.S. growth rate of 1.5 percent.

Since March 2016, Oregon's construction sector grew the fastest, adding 8,200 jobs, or 9.2 percent. Other industries that grew rapidly were professional and business services (+8,700 jobs, or 3.7%); health care and social assistance (+7,600 jobs, or 3.3%); and information (+1,000 jobs, or 3.0%). Meanwhile only two industries cut jobs over the year: mining and logging (-100 jobs, or 1.3%); and wholesale trade (-1,000 jobs, or -1.3%).

Next Press Releases
The Oregon Employment Department plans to release the March county and metropolitan area unemployment rates on Tuesday, April 25th, and the next statewide unemployment rate and employment survey data for April on Tuesday, May 16th.

Notes:
All numbers in the above narrative are seasonally adjusted.

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.



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 2017 News Release
Smoke signals start of controlled burning season in Oregon [RADIO PSA]
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 04/18/17 9:39 AM
Start date: 4-18-2017
Kill date: 6-23-2013

30-sec. Radio PSA
In spring, many forest landowners set small fires to prevent big fires later on. These controlled fires safely burn up woody debris. This helps prevent huge, out-of-control fires in summer and fall. And if a wildfire does occur, it will be less intense, preserving timber and wildlife habitat. And because these fires are planned, they are set when weather conditions are most likely to take smoke up and away from communities, keeping our air clean. To learn more about controlled forest burning, visit the Oregon Department of Forestry at www.oregon.gov/odf and click on "Fire."
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20-sec. Radio PSA
Smoke in the air - Could fire season be starting this early? In spring, many forest landowners set fires on purpose. These controlled burns remove excess woody debris. They also keep our air cleaner by helping prevent big summer wildfires. To learn more about controlled forest burning, visit the Oregon Department of Forestry at www.oregon.gov/odf and click on "Fire."
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Background:
Oregon Department of Forestry was founded in 1911. Today, it serves Oregonians by protecting, managing, and promoting stewardship of Oregon's forests to enhance environmental, economic and community sustainability. ODF directly manages 800,000 acres of state-owned forestland, including the Clatsop, Santiam and Tillamook forests in northwest Oregon and the Gilchrist and Sun Pass State forests east of the Cascades. The Department of Forestry's top priority is to provide fire protection on 16.2 million acres of private and public land. The 13th State Forester is Peter Daugherty, selected by the Board of Forestry in 2016.
"Wall of Honor" to be displayed during Senate Opening Today -- Marking 75th Anniversary of Historic Doolittle Raid
Oregon Spirit of '45 - 04/18/17 8:35 AM
(Salem, Oregon April 18, 2017) A 20 ft. "Wall of Honor" composed of the individual photos of the brave men who flew one of the most heroic missions of WWII will be displayed at opening of the Senate Session at the State Capitol in Salem today, Tuesday, April 18, 11 AM.

On April 18, 1942, 80 volunteers led by Lt. Col. James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle, flew 16 B-25B bombers off an aircraft carrier on a secret mission to bomb the Tokyo. The "Doolittle Raid" boosted American morale in the wake of the attacks on Pearl Harbor and has become an enduring symbol of courage and valor. All of Doolittle's 79 Raiders were originally trained in Oregon; three were Oregonians.

Senators Brian Boquist (Dallas) and Bill Hansell (Pendleton) will jointly honor the 75th Anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders at the opening ceremony of the Senate Session. Legislative pages have been selected to hold the Wall of Honor.

A 3 PM hearing before the Senate Veterans Committee will further address this 75th Anniversary and the 2017 statewide tour for the Oregon Doolittle Raiders banner for 'Airpower' year in Oregon. (Testimony attached.) This Senate Committee led the nation in 2013 by adopting congressional legislation to create a 'Spirit of '45 Day' for the WWII Generation and our over 152,000 Oregonians who served.

This national Wall of Honor will also be showcased with the United States Air Force, the Air Force Association, the American Rosie the Riveter Association, the American Veterans Center, the Spirit of '45 WWII 75th Anniversary Commemorations Alliance and the Chinese Embassy at a ceremony at the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, VA.

The ceremony at the Air Force Memorial is one of several events commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid that will be taking place on April 18, in support of the two --day commemoration at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, OH.
Ceremonies featuring the Wall of Honor will also be held at the USS Hornet in Alameda, CA, the Oregon State Capitol, and several other locations across the country

For more information, contact Barbara Jensen (503-910-5930 or Terry Pilsner (970-227-8586) Board Members, Oregon Spirit of '45 and members of the National WWII 75th Anniversary Commemorations Alliance.


Attached Media Files: Oregon Spirit of 45 Brochure , Apr 18 Doolittle Raider Press Release , Apr 18 Doolittle Spirit of '45 Testimony before Senate Vets Committee