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Sheriff’s office asks for public help in locating vehicle associated with suspected homicide

Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office Detectives are asking the public for help in locating a vehicle that is associated with a suspected homicide scene at a campsite on the East Fork of the Trask River in the Tillamook State Forest.There was one deceased adult male found on scene. Detectives are looking for a light blue, Toyota Sienna minivan, that at the time was bearing Oregon license plate YPM326. There is visible damage to the front of the vehicle please, see attached photo.The occupant, or occupants, of the vehicle are unknown, but should be considered armed and dangerous. If you see this...
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The Tillamook Sheriff's Office is conducting a suspicious death investigation in the Trask River area

The Tillamook County Sheriff's Office, and the Tillamook County Major Crimes Team are currently conducting a suspicious death investigation in the East Fork of the Trask River area of the Tillamook State Forest. Detectives are on scene and more information will be released as soon as it is possible and appropriate to do so. Please stay away from the area while this investigation is ongoing.

Remembering the ‘Great Coastal Gale of 2007’

December 3rd marks the 15th anniversary of the windstorm referred to as the “Great Coastal Gale of 2007”, which had a major impact on residents and visitors to Cannon Beach and the north Oregon coast. This windstorm was the last in a series of 3 powerful Pacific storms in as many days that affected Oregon, Washington and British Columbia in early December of 2007. The storm produced an extremely long-duration wind event with hurricane-force wind gusts of over 135 mph on parts of the Washington coast; with gusts of 129 mph recorded at Bay City (on the east shore of...

Christmas Bazaar, Clam Chowder (& Pie!) Lunch, Silent Auction at Nehalem Bay United Methodist Church Sat. Dec. 3rd

It’s back! And it’s tomorrow, Saturday December 3rd from 10 am to 4 pm – the Nehalem Bay United Methodist Church Christmas Bazaar and famous clam chowder and pie lunch (take-out available). Join us for a sit down lunch from 11 am to 1 pm. There are great silent auction items to bid on as well as all the bazaar goodies. The NBUMC Christmas Bazaar helps to the fund the church’s many community programs – the food pantry, Senior Meals, and CHILD. Find out more about these programs tomorrow Saturday December 3rd.

Things 2 Do: December 2-4

All aboard the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad's Candy Cane Express! This one-hour ride takes you from Garibaldi to Rockaway Beach and back in historic train cars decorated for the holidays. Elves will deliver hot cocoa and cookies. You'll even get to hand-deliver your letter to Santa and Mrs. Claus! Rides are at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. every weekend through Dec. 18. It's $40 for adults, $30 for kids and free for infants. Get your tickets early. OCSR says they sell out!

Christmas Tree Lightings Saturday Dec. 3rd in Manzanita & Tillamook

Holiday festivities kick into high gear with tree lightings in Manzanita and Tillamook tomorrow, Saturday Decmeber 3rd. Santa joins the event in Manzanita via fire truck and in Tillamook a light parade follows the tree lighting. Manzanita Tree Lighting Festivities!. December 3rd at Underhill Plaza from 5:00-7:00 with the tree...

Rockaway Roastery Serves Cups of Excellent Coffee on the Oregon Coast

The tide of quality coffee is rising rapidly in the coastal Oregon town of Rockaway Beach with the recent opening of Rockaway Roastery. The shop is notably co-founded by Alliance for Coffee Excellence Executive Director Darrin Daniel, who helped devise the coffee program in between criss-crossing the globe to represent the renowned Cup of Excellence competition and auction program.

2022 North Coast Housing Summit – Free to Attend (Space Limited) Dec. 6, Seaside Convention Center, 8:30 am – 3 pm

Are you interested in supporting innovative solutions to the housing crisis in our community?. Learn from State Partners — How much affordable housing, workforce housing and supported housing do we need to create in the region and in specific communities over the next 20 years? How can your community successfully access LIFT, LIHTC and other state housing funds?

Tillamook County fall athletes honored

Tillamook County high schools had highly successful sports seasons this fall, with five teams qualifying for state tournaments while dozens of players across the county won awards for their individual performances. Tillamook High School’s volleyball and football team won league titles as did Nestucca’s football team, while the Cheesemaker boys’ soccer and Bobcat volleyball teams also advanced to their state tournaments. The Cheesemaker volleyball team went 16-6 during the regular...

New two-building restaurant, arcade and hotel development coming to Manzanita

The Manzanita Planning Commission approved a new two-building development by Steeplejack Brewing on Laneda Avenue in two separate votes across their September and October meetings. The lot at 220 Laneda Ave. belongs to Harder Coastal Holdings and will feature a restaurant and taproom in one building and three hotel rooms above an arcade in a second. Following the approval, City Manager Leila Aman said that she has received calls from...

County employees to receive pay increase in 2023

Tillamook county employees will be receiving a 5% pay increase in 2023. The county’s board of commissioners approved the increase for the county’s unionized employees at their November 23 meeting and signaled that they would do the same for nonunion employees shortly. Commissioners said that with the high level of inflation and housing costs in Tillamook County the raise was well-deserved. ...

Cannon Beach Chorus celebrates the holiday season with concert performances

The Cannon Beach Chorus is back on stage to celebrate the holiday season. Our new director, Roy Seiber and pianist, Barbara Richmond will lead us in songs of “Comfort and Joy.” Immerse yourself in the holiday spirit with festive music and Christmas cookies! We will also participate in the Cannon Beach Lamp Lighting Ceremony. Performances are: Concert Friday, 7 p.m.,December 2nd at the Cannon Beacn Community Church Lamp Lighting-Saturday, 4 p.m .December 3rd at Sandpiper Square in Cannon Beach. Concert- Sunday, 3 p.m. December 4th at Nehalem Bay Methodist Church in Nehalem. Concert admission $10. For more information about us, see our website

Cannon Beach History Center hosts Doug Kenck-Crispin’s talk on Oregon’s WWII Experience

Join us for a free meeting of the Museum’s membership on Thursday, December 8, 2022, at 4 p.m. as we do a brief overview of the past year at the museum, and afterwards, don’t miss a talk on Oregon’s WWII experience from Kick Ass Oregon History’s own, Doug Kenck-Crispin. Originally from Spokane, Doug came with his family in 1982 and settled in North Portland. He graduated from Lincoln High School. After walking the Earth like Caine for a decade and a half, he earned his...