Pacific City, OR

Spirit Mountain hosts in person Veterans Affairs meeting

The next meeting of the Advisory Committee to the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs will be held in person Sept. 14 at Spirit Mountain Casino, in the Kalapuya B conference room. Spirit Mountain is located at 27100 SW Salmon River Highway in Grand Ronde. The meeting begins at 9:30...
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At Sea - Oregon dory fishermen brave the waves before they can fish

The Pacific City dory fleet has been around for decades. In 1979, when this writer first heard about the fishery, it was mostly a commercial endeavor pursued with homemade boats. While there are still a few commercial boats in the fleet, it has evolved into a largely charter operation. The...
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Oregon State Police's 'Guardian' vessel takes part in weeklong ocean patrol

OREGON — The entire Oregon State Police Marine Fisheries Team participated in a weeklong ocean patrol utilizing the "Guardian" vessel, the agency reported. OSP says they were patrolling ports from Pacific City to the Oregon/California border, focusing on commercial and sport fisheries. The team contacted a multitude of commercial...

They’re Here to Help When Disaster Strikes

There is a group based in Oregon that wants you to know they have your back when disaster strikes. The Cascade Relief Team is based in Otis. They formed in 2020 and Marc Brooks, the executive director of the non-profit, says volunteers come to help when fire, floods, earthquakes and other weather based disasters and natural emergencies. The group jumped into action during the historic, devastating Echo Mountain Fire in September 2020 near Lincoln City. They helped clean up and rebuild after the Salmon River Mobile Home Park was burned.

Come and sea

There are few things as formative in childhood as going to the beach for the first time. And one of the ultimate mechanisms of nostalgia is building a sandcastle — being able to mold the sand in your hands and play the role of an architect just for the moment.

Eyes on the surprise

The beauty of farmers and crafters markets is that you never know exactly what you are going to end up coming home with. You might need a gift, but aren’t sure what it should be other than unique. Or perhaps you just broke your favorite ceramic coffee mug and are using that as the perfect excuse to treat yourself to an upgrade. Or you ran out the clock on preparing something for a potluck, so need something like fresh berries bursting with flavor to hide your mistake.

Tillamook Police Investigates Assaults on Houseless Community by Group of High School Aged Youth

In the late evening hours of August 7th and into the early morning of August 8th, 2022, the Tillamook Police Department responded to multiple reports of several juveniles viciously attacking four local adult males. These males are struggling with a lack of housing in the City limits of Tillamook. The members of the Tillamook Police Department want everyone to know that any attack on innocent community members is taken very seriously. Tillamook Officers worked diligently around the clock to identify the three male youth offenders who are fifteen to sixteen years old. Due to their age, we are unable to provide any names at this time. We can share that one of the suspects had been placed into protective custody and transferred to the Oregon Youth Authority Facility in McMinnville, Oregon. Unfortunately, late this afternoon Tillamook Circuit Court Judge Hill ordered his release. The Tillamook Police Department has issued a warning about concern for the safety of those that are houseless, and the need for the community to support our most vulnerable populations. “We cannot even begin to express our shock and disappointment in this decision,” said Chief Ray Rau. “Our first concern is protecting innocent people in our community who are struggling with housing safe from further attacks.”

Laity wins Independent Party nomination for State Rep. HD32

The Independent Party of Oregon nominated Logan Laity to represent the North Coast in the Oregon House of Representatives. The Independent Party state nominating caucus met to consider candidates and was particularly impressed by Laity’s policy vision, experience working across party lines, and personal integrity. Sal Peralta, the Independent...

Go for a bird walk — you won’t egret it

The Alder Island Loop Trail is one of the newest places on the Central Coast to enjoy the outdoors and is a well-groomed and almost flat trek. Check out the many feathered features found along the trail on the next bird walk with Lincoln City Audubon this Saturday, Aug. 13.