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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Coast Guard issues 13 safety violations to fishing vessel in Tillamook Bay

Vessel master arrested for alleged possession of methamphetamine, crew member arrested on outstanding warrants
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The following is a United States Coast Guard press release: GARIBALDI, Ore. – The Coast Guard issued a notice of 13 safety violations, including four especially hazardous condition issues, to the crew of a fishing vessel during a joint law enforcement boarding with the Oregon State Police in Tillamook Bay, Sunday, July 20. Coast Guard Station Tillamook Bay boarding team members identified numerous safety violations aboard the fishing vessel Jimco and the Coast Guard issued a captain of the port order on the vessel, requiring the crew to keep it in port until all identified safety issues are fixed. The …continue reading

Tillamook firefighters rescue man stranded on cliffside 50 to 60 feet above Trask River


TILLAMOOK, Ore. – On Friday, July 18, the Tillamook Fire District performed a rope rescue to assist a man who had become stranded alongside a cliff. About 3 p.m. that day, district personnel responded to a report of a 24-year-old man unable to climb down from a cliff about 1 mile up Bark Shanty Road, lcated 4 miles up the Trask River North Fork, according to Rueben Descloux, TFD fire marshal. According to Descloux, the man was stuck on a ledge between 50 and 60 feet directly above the river. “Rescuers were unable to reach him directly and had to …continue reading

Free July 27 tour to offer close look at local oyster industry

Pacific Oysters

NETARTS, Ore. – Local shellfish farms are partnering with Tillamook EcoAdventures, Friends of Netarts Bay and Oregon Sea Grant to offer a close look of Tillamook County’s oyster industry. The free tour, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 27, will feature stops at Whiskey Creek Shellfish Hatchery and Nevør Shellfish Farm. Tillamook EcoAdventures will shuttle those participating in the tour from the Blue Heron French Cheese Co. in Tillamook. While the tour is free, seats will be first-come, first-served. Register by calling 541-231-8041 or emailing Read more about the local oyster industry here and here.

Los Angeles woman dies in car crash north of Cannon Beach

Photo courtesy of Oregon State Police.

The following is a press release from Oregon State Police: Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of a fatal traffic crash found Sunday evening, July 20, by a hitchhiker along Highway 101 about one mile north of Cannon Beach. The vehicle was spotted approximately 40 feet down a heavily wooded embankment where the passenger was deceased and the driver injured. On July 20, 2014 at approximately 8:30 p.m., OSP and local emergency responders were notified that a male hitchhiker spotted a crashed vehicle after hearing cries for help from down an embankment along Highway 101 …continue reading

Here’s how to contribute to two-time champion Tillamook softball team’s trip to Tuscon


TILLAMOOK, Ore. – They’re heading to Tuscon, Ariz. to compete in the Little League Senior Division (15U) West Regional Tournament July 30-Aug. 7, but first Tillamook’s Little League Softball Senior All-Star team needs to raise $15,000 to over costs associated with the trip. You can help by dropping off contributions at the Tillamook County Family YMCA, 610 Stillwell Avenue, Tillamook.  Make checks payable to the Tillamook County Family YMCA and indicate that they are intended to fund the softball team’s trip. All contributions are tax-deductible. Donations may also be made online through The local team is both District 4 …continue reading

Financial Focus: What’s smarter – paying off debts or investing?

Deposit Into Piggy Bank Savings Account

It probably doesn’t happen as much as you’d like, but from time to time, you have some extra disposable income. When this happens, how should you use the funds? Assuming you have adequate emergency savings — typically, three-to-six months’ worth of living expenses — should you pay off debts, or fund your IRA or another investment account? There’s no one “correct” answer — and the priority of these options may change, depending on your financial goals. However, your first step may be to consider what type of debt you’re thinking of paying down with your extra money. For example, if …continue reading

Loaf Love bus theft suspects due in court Thursday, July 17

Loaf Love Suspects

MANTECA, Calif. – The two men charged with stealing three Tillamook Cheese touring microbuses are due to appear in San Joaquin County Superior Court at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday, July 17. Now that suspects in the theft of the Loaf Love Tour buses are in custody, many are asking just what could have impelled someone to steal three vehicles modified to resemble baby loaves of Tillamook Cheese, complete with vivid orange paint. While he did not shed light on motivation, Manteca Police Chief Nick Obligacion told the Manteca Bulletin newspaper that he believes the suspects saw the buses in Sacramento …continue reading

OSU Connection: Getting ready for the Tillamook County Fair, and getting to know us

Tech Trek participants learn about botany at Kilchis Point. (Photo courtesy OSU Extension)

The Tillamook County Fair is less than a month away and our office is abuzz with fair preparations. Save the date: on the afternoon of Friday, Aug. 8, OSU’s Benny Beaver will be vising the Tillamook County Fair. Keep your eye out and snap a picture with Benny! Some important upcoming July events for fair participants (all events at the Tillamook County Fairgrounds unless otherwise specified): •    4-H Horse Fair: July 19 (9 a.m.– 2 p.m.) •    Fairgrounds Clean-Up and Set-Up for Livestock and Dairy: July 23 (5:30–7 p.m.) •    Fairgrounds Clean-Up and Set-Up for Small Animals: July 24 (5:30–7 …continue reading

Geezer World: Hear no evil.

Geezer World Logo

One night last week Mr. S said, “DID YOU HEAR THAT?” The answer was, “NO I DID NOT HEAR THAT.” Turns out that this is a rudimentary form of some sort of hearing test. In our bedroom there were sounds of lightning and thunder and pouring rain. All three, some of my favorite things. But I couldn’t hear them. I don’t have any excuses. There aren’t any noisy gizmos in our bedroom, unless you count the “Atomic Clock” which rarely tells the time around the universe. It is a silent stalker in our bedroom. We know it connects with some …continue reading

Unnamed suspects in Tillamook Loaf Love Tour thefts remain at large

A Loaf Love Tour microbus being tucked away for the night. (Photo courtesy Tillamook Cheese)

COPPEROPOLIS, Calif. – For many Tillamook County residents, word that three Tillamook Cheese Loaf Love Tour microbuses had been stolen late Saturday, July 12 during a stop in Manteca, Calif., which is located near Sacramento, was puzzling. For the people at Tillamook County Creamery Association, which at one point offered a $10,000 reward for the return of the buses, with license plates YUM4, YUM5 and YUM6, it was downright distressing. A company spokesperson said the crime was “senseless, shocking and saddening.” The truck, trailer and microbuses were stolen from a hotel parking lot in the night, according to the Manteca …continue reading