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Tue. 08/22/17
UPDATE: Portland Police Respond to Man with a Gun at PCC Cascade Campus - Arrest (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/22/17 4:51 PM
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The suspect arrested earlier today in connection with a report of a man running with a gun and later entering a man's home in North Portland has been identified 39-year-old Nathaniel M. Irving. Irving was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Theft in the First Degree, Possession of a Loaded Firearm in a Public Building, and Possession of a Loaded Firearm.

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On Tuesday August 22, 2017, at 11:03 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the Portland Community College (PCC) Cascade Campus library, located at 720 N Jessup St, on the report of a man armed with a gun.

As officers responded to the area, they learned a man had entered the PCC library and stated he needed help. After the man had requested help, an employee had requested PCC security officers respond to assist the man. When PCC security officers responded to the library, the man ran from the location and a handgun was seen in is hand.PCC security officers continued to observe the man as he ran from the library, waving a gun.

When Portland Police officers arrived in the area, they followed the route the man had taken, and located a firearm. The firearm was seized as evidence.

Officers continued to search the area for the suspect. When officers arrived in the 6100 Block of North Kerby Avenue, a homeowner informed officers a man had entered his house without permission. Based on the information provided by the homeowner, officers believed the same suspect who had fled from the PCC Campus was currently in the homeowner's residence.

Officers devised a plan to safely contact the suspect. A team of officers, comprised of a K9 team, Special Emergency Reaction Team and Crisis Negotiation Team officers, entered the home, located, and arrested the suspect who had barricaded himself in an upstairs bedroom.

The suspect will be booked into the Multnomah County Jail later today. Once the suspect is lodged in the jail his name and charges will be released.

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Attached Media Files: Nathaniel M Irving
Portland Police Respond to Disturbance on MAX Train
Portland Police Bureau - 08/22/17 4:39 PM
On Tuesday August 22, 2017, at 1:09 p.m., Central Precinct and Transit Division officers responded to the report of a disturbance with a person stabbed on a TriMet MAX train that had arrived at the Northwest 1st Avenue and Northwest Davis Street Transit Station.

Officers arrived in the area and learned that a man and woman were riding a westbound TriMet MAX train from Gresham to Portland. As the MAX train traveled from the Rose Quarter Transit Center to the Northwest 1st Ave and Northwest Davis St Transit Station, a male subject approached and confronted the couple. The subject accused the man of talking about him and demanded to be told what the two were saying about the subject. The subject then began to punch the man. The man who was being assaulted retrieved a knife and stabbed the subject once. The man was able to move away from the subject and the train arrived shortly thereafter at the Northwest 1st Avenue and Northwest Davis Street Transit Station.

Once at the Northwest 1st Avenue and Northwest Davis Street Transit Station, Portland Police arrived and contacted both men. The subject with a stab wound was provided medical aid and transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The man who was assaulted was detained.

Criminalists with the Portland Police Bureau Forensic Evidence Division responded to the location and assisted with the investigation.

The man who was assaulted was interviewed by detectives. Based on information learned in the investigation, detectives believe the man who was assaulted, acted in self-defense when he stabbed the subject.

The TriMet Transit Station at Northwest 1st Avenue and Northwest Davis Street was closed during the investigation, but has been re-opened.

At this time no one has been charged with a crime.

The investigation is on-going. At the conclusion of the case, information will be forwarded to the Multnomah County District Attorney's office for review.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Detective Chris Traynor at 503-823-0889 or Christopher.Traynor@porltandoregon.gov

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Vehicle crash and fire NE 167th Ave. (Photo)
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/22/17 4:38 PM
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At 1340 Hrs today, 08/22/2017 Fire Rescue and CCSO were dispatched to a single vehicle crash at the 21100 BLK of NE 167th Ave. The vehicle driver and sole occupant, William R. Catron, age 24 of Battle Ground was southbound on NE 167th Ave when he lost control of the vehicle and struck a Clark Public Utilities pole, shearing the pole off resulting in electrical lines sparking a fire. Fire District 3 extinguished the flames. Catron was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries. Canton was cited for driving with a suspended driver's license. Excessive speed is suspected as a causing factor in the crash.


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Crews Respond to Vehicle Accident with Fire in Battle Ground (Photo)
Clark Co. Fire Dist. 3 - 08/22/17 4:34 PM
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Fire District 3 responded to a single vehicle accident into a power pole at 21100
NE 167 Ave Battle Ground on August 22, 2017, at 13:43. Two engines, one tender, and command staff with a total of nine personnel responded to the incident. Crews arrived to find one injured civilian, power lines down, with a vehicle fire and one-half acre grass fire. Clark Public Utilities de-energized the lines so that Fire District 3 personnel could extinguish the vehicle and grass fire. The injured victim was transported to Peacehealth Medical Center by American Medical Response. The Clark County Sheriff's Office is investigating.


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Eclipse passes over Oregon with minimal impact on wildfire efforts
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/22/17 4:05 PM
SALEM, Ore. - Months of planning for the great solar eclipse on Aug. 21 appear to have paid off. Minimal impacts on wildfire efforts were reported yesterday. Considering the influx of visitors during peak fire season, the day of the eclipse saw fewer than 10 new fires statewide across all jurisdictions. Those fires burned only about four acres. For the entire four-day eclipse period (Friday-Monday), new human-caused wildfire starts were down by nearly half. At Oregon State Parks, there were zero human-caused fires despite a heavy influx of campers.

Close cooperation between state agencies leading up to the eclipse helped spread widely messages about the importance of preventing wildfire. The Oregon Department of Transportation highway message boards alerted arriving visitors and residents alike to the extreme wildfire danger. Keep Oregon Green also peppered the state with similar messages on everything from billboards to restaurant placemats.

ODF brought in additional ground and aerial resources from out of state under the Northwest Compact. After briefings they were deployed in the path of totality where fire danger was high to extreme and travel times uncertain. Some engaged with local ODF districts in helping on existing large fires that threatened ODF-protected lands.

Today, resources are being repositioned in light of the state's current fire picture. There are nine large uncontained fires currently burning in Oregon. The greatest in area is the Chetco Bar Fire in Curry County. The fire has continued to grow from its explosive expansion over the weekend, reaching an estimated 98,000 acres as of this morning.

Strong winds had been pushing the fire south, driving it onto land protected by the Coos Forest Protective Association (CFPA). Several thousand acres of protected timber have been affected.

Level 3 evacuations have uprooted more than 3,000 people. The Red Cross has set up a shelter for evacuees at Riley Creek Elementary School in Gold Beach. While Highway 101 remains open, motorists are requested to avoid traveling the section north of the Brookings area if possible. The fire has reached as close as six miles from Brookings, where smoke is affecting air quality.

Dry air mass, lower relative humidity and north/northeast winds continue to present heightened potential for rapid fire growth. Forecast weather points to continued fire growth to the southwest and south, which will threaten several high-value resources.

A Type One Incident Management Team will take over command of the fire tomorrow. Deputy State Forester Nancy Hirsch is already at the incident command post along with other ODF personnel. ODF yesterday sent to the fire two strike teams of engines that had come from Washington State to provide extra help during the eclipse. Two Oregon Army National Guard CH-47 Chinook helicopters are also being redeployed from the Whitewater Fire in the Cascades to the Chetco Bar Fire. Total personnel on the scene from all agencies now stands at over 360.

The fire was started by lightning July 12 on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest.

New wildfires on ODF-protected land
Prompt initial attack stopped a flurry of new fires in Douglas County on Monday. Firefighters from Douglas Forest Protective Association responded to four fires over the course of the day. They kept the largest - a vehicle fire along I-5 that spread up a steep hillside - from advancing beyond 1.5 acres. The others were kept to a tenth of an acre or less.

Fire conditions forecast
Thunderstorms with accompanying lightning is the concern today for south-central Oregon, increasing the risk of new fire starts. Wednesday, lightning is expected to spread more widely to central and eastern Oregon. Fire restrictions and closures remain in effect. To find those for ODF-protected lands, go to http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/Fire/Pages/Restrictions.aspx

For more information on wildfires and wildfire readiness, please go to the department's wildfire blog.
Oregon State Penitentiary reports inmate death (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Corrections - 08/22/17 3:53 PM
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An Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) inmate died unexpectedly Monday afternoon of apparent natural causes at a local area hospital. He had been housed at Oregon State Penitentiary. As with all unanticipated deaths in state prisons, the Oregon State Police Criminal Investigation Division is conducting an investigation.

Leroy Earp, 77, was transported off-site for medical care on August 15, 2017. He was non-responsive to medical interventions and was pronounced deceased at 2:19 p.m. on Monday, August 21, 2017.

Earp entered DOC custody on July 15, 1982 on one count of aggravated murder out of Clackamas County. His was serving a life sentence.

Attempts to locate next of kin have not been successful. The department asks that anyone familiar with the deceased contact one of the numbers listed above. No other details are available at this time.

OSP is Oregon's only maximum-security prison, located in Salem, and 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.

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Attached Media Files: Leroy Wayne Earp
MCSO Warns of Ongoing Phone Scam
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/22/17 3:50 PM
The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office has received several calls regarding a scam used to try and elicit money from members of the community.

The scammers will contact people via phone and claim to be Captain Mitchell or Lieutenant Brown with MCSO. Once they have introduced themselves, they explain that the victim has a warrant or unpaid court fine that must be paid immediately, or the person will be arrested.

Victims are asked to provide credit card information via phone. The scammers are very aggressive in trying to manipulate the victims into providing payment to resolve the warrant and/or fine.

It is important the community understands that MCSO does not conduct matter concerning warrant service or payment of fines via phone. MCSO does not have a Captain Mitchell or Lieutenant Brown currently employed with the agency, and anyone claiming to be an MCSO employee collecting money over the phone is a scammer.

In the event you are contacted by someone claiming to be a member of MCSO, who is collecting money over the phone, please note the following;

Contact number of the person calling;

Time and date of the call;

Name used by the person calling.

Immediately after hanging up the phone, please call the police non-emergency line at (503) 823-3333 and ask to speak with a deputy sheriff regarding to file a report.

Remember, if contacted by someone claiming to be a member of MCSO and asking for money;

DO NOT SEND ANY MONEY;

Contact (503) 823-3333 to be put in contact with a deputy sheriff; and,

Contact a family member or friend prior to sending money to anyone you do not know, phone scammers can be very convincing and it pays to get another opinion before sending any money.
Inbound Landline Phone Service Disrupted at Several County Buildings
Washington County - 08/22/17 3:49 PM
Construction activity related to seismic upgrading has disrupted inbound landline phone service to several Washington County buildings in Hillsboro. Due to the severity of the damage, repair work to address the issue may take several hours. In the meantime, employees and members of the public may need to use email or cell phone service where available to communicate.

More information about contacting Washington County offices can be found on the Washington County website at http://www.co.washington.or.us

Inbound callers to the following Washington County buildings will hear a "fast-busy" signal until the damage is repaired:

1890 Building
Animal Shelter
Beaverton Clinic
Central Services
Community Corrections Center
County Courthouse
Facilities & Parks Services Building
Facilities Warehouse
Harkins House Juvenile Shelter
Hawthorn Walk-in Center/Elam Young Campus
Hillsboro Clinic
Justice Services Building
Juvenile Services Building
Public Services Annex
Public Services Building
Tongue Annex
Walnut Street Center
Washington Street Conference Center & Parking Structure

Phone connectivity to all other County buildings, including the Washington County Sheriff's Office and Jail, seem to be functioning normally.

An update on the situation will be provided as soon as possible.

Thank you for your patience.
Grove of the States to be inducted into Oregon Heritage Tree Program on its 50th Anniversary
Oregon Travel Experience - 08/22/17 3:07 PM
Oregon Heritage Tree Dedication, August 28, 2017
Oregon's Grove of the States 50th Anniversary
French Prairies Southbound Rest Area, I-5 Milepoint 281

On August 28th at 1:00 p.m., the Oregon Heritage Tree Program will celebrate the induction of Oregon's newest Heritage Trees - Oregon's Grove of the States, a historic arboretum containing trees for each US state and the District of Columbia.

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, ODOT director Matt Garrett and members of the Oregon Travel Information Council will join the Oregon Heritage Tree Committee to commemorate the day and induct the Grove as Heritage Trees. The event is free and open to the public. A media availability will immediately follow the ceremony.

Located at the southbound I-5 French Prairie Rest Area (at Milepost 281 near Wilsonville) the Grove is believed to be the oldest public arboretum of state trees in the US. It was planted under the guidance of Oregon Attorney General Robert Y. Thornton. Thornton envisioned the Grove as a way to honor Lady Bird Johnson's 1965 Highway Beautification Act. Thornton was hosting a conference of US Attorneys General, and representatives from across the US were present at the original dedication of the Grove on August 28, 1967.

When the Grove was planted in 1967, planners did not provide enough space for the new trees to grow into their mature height. Over the years, some of the larger species and encroaching Douglas fir trees out-competed their neighbors for sunlight and many of the trees became unhealthy, or died.

Preparing for the Grove's 50th anniversary, the Oregon Travel Information Council (DBA Oregon Travel Experience) and its partners at the Oregon Department of Forestry, Friends of Trees, Oregon State University and other history and tree lovers have joined efforts to save the Grove for future generations.

Paul Ries with Oregon State University's Urban Forestry Program and President-Elect of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), said, "The Grove is a unique collection of trees and needed significant help to bring it back to full health. The work performed by volunteers over the past two years was essential to the restoration of this important cultural and historical resource," says Ries.

OTE's Annie von Domitz, the Grove's restoration project manager, says that full restoration wouldn't have been possible if not for the hundreds of volunteer hours that the Grove of the States Restoration Project Team members, local arborists and other tree lovers have donated to the effort.

The restoration is nearly complete. The construction of a new path is planned for this fall along with the installation of signage. Von Domitz adds that opportunities abound for those interested in preserving this important historical asset. "People who love trees or appreciate Oregon history can help us with the restoration by becoming a Grove of the States sponsor," says von Domitz.

"Sponsorships exist at all levels, including sponsorship of individual state trees," says von Domitz. "We also have corporate sponsorships available, and local businesses can contribute to new Grove of the States interpretive signs at the rest area," she adds.

Oregon Travel Experience operates 29 rest areas at 17 locations around Oregon, including the French Prairie rest area housing the Grove. OTE also administers Oregon's Heritage Tree Program.
For more information or to get involved in the restoration project, contact Annie von Domitz at 503-373-0864 or email anniev@oregonte.com.
City of Vancouver earns clean audit report from Washington State Auditor's Office
City of Vancouver - 08/22/17 2:37 PM
Vancouver, Wash. -- The City of Vancouver has received a favorable audit opinion from the Washington State Auditor's Office for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2016. Annual audits are conducted by the Auditor's Office to determine whether cities comply with applicable laws and regulations and their own policies and procedures.

"In order to consistently attain clean audits, it takes a culture of accountability and a commitment to doing things right," said City Manager Eric Holmes. "I am proud and grateful for staff across the City who embody and reinforce that culture throughout the year, not just at audit time."

This year's audit included separate and independent audits in the areas of financial statements, federal grant awards, and accountability for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2016:

The financial audit reviewed the entire financial picture of the City and all financial reporting.
The federal grant audit was conducted on the City's HOME Investment Partnerships Program use of federal funds to support programs for low and very-low income families and individuals.
The accountability audit, which ensures specific departments and areas of the City organization are meeting compliance laws, included the Vancouver Police Department, billing cycles, the building permits process, open public meetings and the first audit of the Transportation Benefit District (TBD), demonstrating a strong commitment to accountable, transparent use of dollars dedicated to taking care of and improving the City's street system.

The news was welcomed by Lloyd Tyler, the City's Chief Financial Officer, "The clean audit report is a reflection of the City of Vancouver's dedication to excellence in financial reporting and commitment to good stewardship of taxpayer funds."

A copy of the audit report may be found at http://portal.sao.wa.gov/ReportSearch/Home/ViewReportFile?isFinding=false&arn=1019604. To learn more about the TBD and the City's street funding strategy, please visit the TBD webpage at www.cityofvancouver.us/tbd. More information about the City of Vancouver can be found at www.cityofvancouver.us.

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Free Campfires & Candlelight Event Recreates a Night in 1845
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site - 08/22/17 2:31 PM
On September 9, 2017, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site will host Campfires & Candlelight, the national park's largest living history event of the year. Campfires & Candlelight features costumed reenactors who will recreate several time periods in Southwest Washington's history.

Beginning at 4 pm, the event's Timeline of History will extend from East 5th Street to the fort gates. The experience will begin with a large World War II encampment, hosted by reenactors from Living History Group NorthWest. As visitors make their way towards the reconstructed Fort Vancouver, they will walk back in time. Other encampments will highlight the site's history of World War I, Buffalo Soldiers, the Oregon Trail, and the Hudson's Bay Company employee Village, a diverse community that was located near Fort Vancouver in the 1830s and 40s. Visitors to the Timeline of History can also enjoy period music provided by the Vancouver Community Concert Band.

At 5 pm, the gates of Fort Vancouver will open. Inside the fort, visitors will be transported 172 years back in time, to the night of September 9, 1845. Illuminated by candlelight, costumed volunteers will recreate a typical night at Fort Vancouver, and will discuss the most important topic of the day: the international dispute between Great Britain and the United States over their claims to the Pacific Northwest.

In late August and early September of 1845, Fort Vancouver - the center of British fur trading operations in the Pacific Northwest - was bearing the brunt of growing tensions between American settlers and British fur traders and merchants in the region. In late August, two undercover British Army lieutenants, Henry Warre and Mervin Vavasour, arrived at the fort on a secret mission to evaluate the area for possible future military action. In early September, just as Fort Vancouver's Chief Factors were entering into a partnership with the newly-formed American government of Oregon to help alleviate tensions between the British and American settlers, the Royal Navy frigate HMS America arrived at Port Discovery, Washington. Lieutenant William Peel, son of the British Prime Minister, had traveled to the Northwest aboard the ship, and arrived at Fort Vancouver on September 8, 1845. The presence of a military ship in the Northwest, and the secret mission of Warre and Vavasour, were part of a two-pronged effort by the British to determine the feasibility of war against the United States.

"Campfires & Candlelight is always one of the year's most special events at this national park," said Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Chief of Interpretation Bob Cromwell. "By bringing this moment in Northwest history to life, we are hoping to remind visitors of a critical time when the international boundary was not yet settled. Campfires & Candlelight is a unique community tradition, and a wonderful, immersive way to learn about our local history."

What: Campfires & Candlelight at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

When: Saturday, September 9, 2017. Timeline of History opens at 4 pm. The reconstructed Fort Vancouver opens at 5 pm. The event ends at 10 pm.

Where: The reconstructed fort at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, 1001 East 5th Street, Vancouver, WA 98661

Cost: Free

Please note: This event offers a special way to experience the park: at night, with the historic ambiance of candlelight and campfires. We ask that visitors please be considerate of others and refrain from using smartphone flashlight applications while attending the event.
Attempted Burglary Arrest (Photo)
Newport Police Dept. - 08/22/17 1:58 PM
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August 21, 2017, at approximately 10:00 A.M., Newport Police Officers were dispatched to the area of Hwy 101 and NW 6th Street on a report of a suspicious subject. A witness reported a male subject had thrown a brick through the window of Mishey Real Estate Office.

A Newport Officer arrived on scene and located the subject, who was identified as 32-year-old David James Caskey. Caskey ran a short distance from the scene, and when confronted by the officer, Caskey brandished a knife and threatened to harm himself.

Additional Newport officers and Lincoln County Sherriff's Office deputies responded to assist.

After negotiating with Caskey, he voluntarily dropped his knife and surrendered to officers. Caskey was taken into custody without further incident.

Caskey was transported to Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital in Newport for observation. He was later transported to the Lincoln County Jail, where he was lodged on the following charges: Attempted Burglary II, Criminal Mischief II, and Theft III.

Anyone with further information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Leake at 541-574-3348. The Newport Police Tip Line is available at 541-574-5455 or Text-A-Tip at 541-270-1856.


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Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting 3 People in Portland
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/22/17 1:34 PM
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a single-family home fire disaster on August 22, 2017, at approximately 11:30 a.m. in the 7100 block of N Fiske Avenue in Portland, OR. The fire affected three adults and their 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.
MCSO to participate in annual "Shop With A Cop" event (Photo)
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/22/17 1:17 PM
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The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) is excited to be part of this year's Shop With A Cop event! This annual event, marking its 15th year, allows our deputies and other law enforcement officers, the opportunity to spend the morning with over 200 kids for back-to-school shopping.

Partnering agencies, such as The Boys & Girls Club, Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization (IRCO), and Portland Police's Sunshine Division, have identified children from low income families from around the area, to join our law enforcement officers in an unforgettable morning of clothes and school supply shopping. This program would not be possible without the support of Fred Meyer who generously sponsored the event, and will offer significant discounts for these kids to get the supplies they need to start the school year off right!

"All children in our community deserve the opportunity to start the school year off with new clothes and the supplies they need, it's a privilege for MCSO to be a part of making this possible for the kids," noted Sheriff Mike Reese.

Sheriff Reese and Chief Deputy Jason Gates will be joined by other MCSO deputies and local law enforcement officers at the Gateway Fred Meyer tomorrow morning, August 23, 2017, starting at 7:00 a.m..

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Cultural Trust awards $2.94 million to 136 Oregon nonprofits (Photo)
Oregon Cultural Trust - 08/22/17 1:10 PM
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Salem, Ore. -- Generous spring donors lifted Oregon Cultural Trust fundraising to a new high, resulting in a record $2.94 million in grants to 136 cultural nonprofits for fiscal year 2017-18.

The awards include a total of $735,887 to the Cultural Trust's five Statewide Partners (Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Heritage Commission, Oregon Humanities, Oregon Historical Society and the State Historic Preservation Office); $735,887 to 45 County and Tribal Cultural Coalitions -- for regranting in their communities; and $1,471,774 in competitive Cultural Development Grants to 86 cultural organizations across the state.

Funded projects include:
the "Racing to Change: Oregon's Civil Rights Years" interactive exhibit and community programming by the Oregon Black Pioneers in Salem;
theater lighting and sound equipment upgrades for the Florence Events Center;
the renovation of the historic Baker Orpheum Theatre to become a community performing arts center in Baker City;
exhibits and programs that highlight the LBGTQ community and Native youth as part of a Cultural Diversity Initiative by the High Desert Museum in Bend; and
transforming a major gallery at Portland Children's Museum into The Studio - a clay, maker and multi-purpose art space for families.

"Our donors really are incredible," said Carole Morse, chair of the Cultural Trust Board. "We anticipated holding the grant budget about even this year but their generosity ensured another record year of grant making. We are so grateful for their continued commitment to protecting Oregon's treasured cultural community."

"When Cultural Trust funding goes up, we all benefit," said Brian Rogers, the Cultural Trust's executive director. "Every dollar strengthens not just our cultural economy, but the quality of life that makes Oregon so special."

The Cultural Development Grants include first-time awards to 37 organizations (43 percent) and the largest average grant amount ever at $17,050. Half of the grants go to organizations outside the Portland Metro area. Cultural Development Grants fund projects that address access, capacity, creativity and preservation.

FY2018 Cultural Development Grants recipients are:
Please note: Grant recipients are organized alphabetically by geographic region.
Those receiving a first-time grant are marked with an asterisk ().

North Coast (Clatsop, Columbia and Tillamook Counties)
Astoria Visual Arts (Astoria) Capacity $7,741
Astoria Visual Arts Executive Director - Year One Support: To support the management of AVA and build organizational capacity by increasing stability, improving sustainability and strengthening programs.

Metro (Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas Counties)
APANO Communities United Fund (Portland) Access $40,000
Jade-Midway Placemaking Projects: To support the Jade-Midway Placemaking Program, which commissions local artists to create participatory, place-based projects in East Portland.

August Wilson Red Door Project (Portland) Creativity $33,402
August Wilson Monologue Project: To support free arts education that fosters creative and personal development for high school students and preserves African American culture.

Boom Arts, Inc. (Portland) Capacity $18,764
Boom Arts Core Staff Expansion - Associate Managing Director: To support the doubling of Boom Arts' core staff capacity to 2.0 FTE through the hiring of an Associate Managing Director.

Caldera Portland (Portland) Creativity $13,486
Caldera 2018 Artists In Residence Program: To support residencies for artists from Oregon and around the world who create work and lead classes for Caldera youth and the Central Oregon community.

Cappella Romana (Portland) Capacity $32,691
Hiring a full-time marketing professional for Cappella Romana: To support the hiring of a full-time marketing professional to increase new and retain existing audiences, deepening CR's cultural impact.

Chamber Music Northwest (Portland) Creativity $22,320
Beyond the Cultural Revolution: To support the 2018 Summer Chamber Music Festival, including four new commissioned works and a special focus on Chinese composers.

Circus Project (Portland) Capacity $16,790
Upgrades to Studio Space to support full theatrical circus arts productions: To add theatrical lighting to our space in order to host productions of original circus performances and reach hundreds more audience members

Clackamas County Arts Alliance (Oregon City) Capacity $20,648
Build Capacity for Arts Alliance Programs to Meet Increased Demand for Services: To support building capacity to reach new donors and diversify income streams so services can expand to meet demands of a rapidly growing population.

Classical Up Close (Tigard) Access $6,165
2018 Spring Chamber Music Festival: To support the sixth annual Classical Up Close Spring Chamber Music Festival, with free concerts presented up-close and personal all over Portland.

CoHo Productions (Portland) Capacity $18,505
Outreach Initiatives: To support the hiring of appropriate personal to staff and manage CoHo's cultural outreach programs.

Forest For The Trees, Inc. (Portland) Access $27,088
Forest For The Trees: To support planning, production, and public access to arts programming highlighting local and international artists in the Portland community.

Japanese Garden Society of Oregon (Portland) Creativity $13,815
Mirrors of the Mind- The Masks of Otsuki Koukun: To support a multi-disciplinary presentation of Japanese Noh theatre incorporating an exhibition, performances, lectures and craft demonstrations.

Kukatonon Children's African Dance Troupe (Portland) Access $9,183
Kukatonon's Collaboration with The Portland Ballet: To expand access to higher education opportunities and dance careers for low-income African Americans by integrating the fundamentals of ballet.

Leach Botanical Garden (Portland) Access $25,461
Creating a Natural Stage for Arts & Culture in Outer SE Portland: To support development of Leach's Upper Garden as a natural stage that welcomes a diverse community and inspires curiosity and creativity.

Live Wire Radio, Inc. (Portland) Capacity $13,442
Improving Live Wire's Podcast for Long-Term Audience Growth: To support vital improvements to the Live Wire podcast that will enhance the on-demand, mobile consumption experience and grow audiences.

Miracle Theatre Group (Portland) Creativity $9,408
Astucias Por Heredar Por Un Sobrino a Un Tio: To support the production of the "lost" Spanish-language play "Astucias Por Heredar Un Sobrino A Un Tio" by Fermin de Reygadas for Milagro's Season 34.

Neighbors West Northwest (Portland) Preservation $40,000
Restoration of the Chinese Gate - Phase II: To support the restoration and preservation of Portland's landmark Chinese Gate.

Northwest Children's Theater and School (Portland) Creativity $33,495
Chitra- The Girl Prince: To support the presentation of "Chitra: The Girl Prince," a world premiere original play presented in partnership with the Anjali School of Dance.

Open Signal, Portland Community Media Center (Portland) Capacity $36,152
Achieving Sustainability through Individual Giving: To support the center's first sustainable individual giving program to diversify funding and set them on the path toward long-term sustainability.

Oregon ArtsWatch (Portland) Capacity $5,317
Executive Director Position: To support an executive director position that will strengthen the infrastructure of the organization and its day-to-day functioning.

Oregon Ballet Theatre (Portland) Access $21,619
Expansion of OBT2: To support broader access to ballet through the expansion of OBT2 community engagements around the state.

Oregon Bravo Youth Orchestras (Portland) Access $8,698
Artist in Residence: To support the Artist in Residence program bringing culturally diverse, professional musicians to the underserved music students in north Portland.

Oregon Children's Foundation dba SMART (Portland) Access $9,107
Culturally-Specific Literature for PreK-3rd Graders: To support increased access to literature representing diverse cultural perspectives for children.

Oregon Children's Theatre (Portland) Capacity $10,702
Studio Classroom Expansion Project: To furnish and equipment three new studio classrooms to increase capacity to grow Oregon Children's Theatre classes and programs.

Oregon Jewish Museum & Center for Holocaust Education (Portland) Capacity $13,975
Public Program Development: To support the creation and delivery of robust new public programming by hiring a full-time public program developer.

Pacific Railroad Preservation Association (Portland) Preservation $17,818
SP&S 700 15 Year Boiler Rebuild: To support the continued operation of one of Portland's operating steam locomotives so that the public can experience Oregon's transportation
heritage.

Pacific Youth Choir (Portland) Access $5,898
PYC@Neighborhood Choirs: To support year two of PYC's neighborhood choir program to underserved communities. It will serve 150+ youth and their families in two Title 1 schools.

PHAME (Portland) Creativity $14,128
In a Single Breath: To support a multi-disciplinary performance, "In a Single Breath," that uses the art of adults with I/DD, curated and directed by Matthew Zrebski.

PlayWrite (Portland) Access $6,338
"Hear Me Now - Voices of the Unheard:" To support a series of theater workshops and performances that will engage marginalized communities with professional theater.

Portland Art Museum (Portland) Creativity $20,697
Animating Life- The Art, Science, and Wonder of LAIKA Exhibition: To support the exhibition Animating Life: The Art, Science, and Wonder of LAIKA, a survey of the artistry and technology of the Oregon-based studio.

Portland Children's Museum (Portland) Capacity $40,000
The Studio at Portland Children's Museum: To support transformation of a major gallery at Portland Children's Museum into The Studio, a clay, maker, and multi-purpose art space for families.

Portland Chinatown History Foundation (Portland) Preservation $40,000
Chinatown Museum Installation of Expanded Version of Beyond the Gate- A Tale of Portland's Historic Chinatowns: To support the preservation of the history of Oregon's Chinese by remounting the exhibition "Beyond the Gate: A Tale of Portland's Historic Chinatowns."

Portland Gay Men's Chorus (Portland) Capacity $13,370
Support the continued organizational growth and capacity of PGMC through External Relations: To support the capacity of PGMC by hiring an external relations coordinator, generating larger audiences, corporate sponsors and donor stewardship.

Portland Jazz Festival (Portland) Access $6,286
Portland Jazz Festival Jazz Goes to College Outreach: To support the celebration of Mexican music through jazz, with outreach to Portland, Oregon City, Gresham and Woodburn.

Portland Playhouse (Portland) Creativity $36,954
"Fences" by August Wilson: To support the production of August Wilson's "Fences," which will run for nine weeks, reaching a diverse audience (5,300+) including 500 youth.

Portland SummerFest (Portland) Capacity $13,221
Creating a Sustainable Future for Portland SummerFest: To support an organizational planning process that will ensure the stability and success of Portland SummerFest for the next five to seven years.

Profile Theatre (Portland) Capacity $8,535
Capacity building to establish the position of Director of Patron and Donor Relations:
To support the creation of new staff position of Director of Patron and Donor Relations to increase annual income through ticket sales and donations.

Risk/Reward (Portland) Creativity $12,210
Risk/Reward Festival of New Performance 2018: To support boundary-pushing new work by regional artists at the 11th annual Risk/Reward Festival of New Performance.

The KBOO Foundation (Portland) Preservation $29,480
50 Years of KBOO Community Radio- Archiving and Exhibition: To support KBOO's community-inclusive tribute to and preservation of 50 years of Oregonian community radio culture.

The Old Church (Portland) Preservation $37,826
50th Anniversary Exterior Painting: To support the preservation-critical exterior painting of the church's historic building.

The Portland Ballet (Portland) Capacity $6,961
Upgrade of In-Studio Theatre: To support critical upgrading of the Ballet's in-studio theatre, improving efficiency and flexibility while reducing operating costs and environmental impact.

Vanport Mosaic (Portland) Access $14,112
Vanport Mosaic Festival 2018: To support the 2018 Vanport Mosaic Festival -- a four-day multi-disciplinary program to remember, preserve and learn from the history of Vanport.

Westside Cultural Alliance (Hillsboro) Capacity $5,000
Marketing and Outreach: To support efforts to engage diverse populations through marketing and outreach in coordination with the launch of a new cultural website.

White Bird (Portland) Access $8,357
White Bird/Alvin Ailey 20th Anniversary Project: To support the public and student performances and educational outreach around Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in White Bird's 20th anniversary.

Wisdom of the Elders, Inc. (Portland) Capacity $32,430
Discovering Yidong Xinag - Discovering the Old Wisdom in Deg Xinag dialect of Athapascan:
To support Wisdom of the Elders' capacity to expand "Discovering Yidong Xinag," Wisdom's Native youth initiative and film academy in collaboration with Oregon tribes.

Write Around Portland (Portland) Access $14,245
Expanding access through creative writing workshops and publishing: To support access to creative writing in underserved communities through 20 ten-week creative writing workshops held at social service agencies.

Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington (Portland) Creativity $21,042
The Teaching Artist Studio, 2017-18: To support the professional development of 50 teaching artists in Oregon, thus enhancing their work to promote culture in our state's schools.

Youth Music Project (West Linn) Capacity $13,565
Equity in Action- Access to Tuition-Free Early Childhood Music/Art Education: To support tuition-free early childhood music/art education courses for low-income children, ages 1-5, and their parents/caregivers.

Mid-Valley (Yamhill, Polk and Marion Counties)
Historic Elsinore Theatre (Salem) Capacity $12,934
Upgrade of Stage Lighting Equipment: To support the purchase of new LED stage lighting and a movie projector to improve the visual experience of performances and reduce energy costs.

Huitzilopochtli Dancing and Teaching our Indigenous Heritage (Woodburn) Capacity $5,000
Aztec Dance Circle: To support continued access to our cultural and artistic Aztec Dance Circle program especially for low-income, migrant and underserved communities.

Lord & Schryver Conservancy (Monmouth) Preservation $11,609
Restoration of historic brick pathways at Gaiety Hollow: To support restoration of the historic brick pathways at Gaiety Hollow in Salem, the personal garden of Elizabeth Lord and Edith Schryver.

Oregon Black Pioneers (Salem) Access $23,588
Racing to Change- Oregon's Civil Rights Years: To support the development and implementation of the 2018 Racing to Change: Oregon's Civil Rights Years interactive exhibit and community programming.

Salem Art Association (Salem) Access $8,510
Arts & History Immersion Project: To increase access for underserved fourth graders to experience Oregon history and art through free field trips to a house museum and art gallery.

South Valley/Mid-Coast (Lincoln, Benton, Linn and Lane Counties)
Ballet Fantastique (Eugene) Access $6,525
Passport to Dance: To support the expansion of Ballet Fantastique's Passport to Dance outreach program of dance matinees for underprivileged and rural students.

Chetco Historical Memorial Committee (Springfield) Preservation $11,272
Chetco Indian Memorial: To support Oregon's cultural heritage by preserving the remains of a prehistoric Native American site at the port of Brookings-Harbor.

Creswell Heritage Foundation (Creswell) Preservation $5,000
Creswell Schoolhouse- Condition Assessment/Prioritization and Use Study: To support the creation of a Condition Assessment/Prioritization and Use Study of Creswell's old schoolhouse by an historical architect.

Emerald Art Center (Springfield) Capacity $19,700
Increasing Financial Stability through Marketing: To support strategic investments in marketing by determining and engaging target audiences to increase financial stability and sustainability.

Friends of the Florence Events Center (Florence) Capacity $30,800
Florence Events Center Theater Sound and Lighting Upgrade: To support theater lighting and sound equipment upgrades to improve sustainability of cultural Events Center operations.

Joint Forces Dance Company, Inc. (Eugene) Access $8,663
Dance Access for Children with Disabilities: To support increased access to dance for children, primarily those with disabilities, in school and community settings through the DanceAbility method.

Lane County Historical Society (Eugene) Capacity $7,358
Building institutional fundraising capacity to conduct a successful capital campaign: To support the first year of board/staff fundraising capacity training, building toward a 2020 capital campaign for a much-needed new facility.

Newport Symphony Orchestra (Newport) Capacity $24,345
Create paid Executive Director Position: To create a paid ED position to provide for the long term sustainability of the NSO and expansion of services to underserved community members.

Oregon Bach Festival (Eugene) Creativity $31,246
The Passion of Yeshua Project: To support the commission and world premiere of a new work by Richard Danielpour to engage the community in productive, cross-cultural dialogue.

Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (Newport) Capacity $13,452
Volunteer Coordinator Demonstration Project: To support the expansion and enhancement of the use of volunteers in carrying out the programs and services of the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts.

Oregon Contemporary Theatre (Eugene) Creativity $13,391
Oregon Contemporary Theatre produces Annie Baker's Pulitzer Prize Winning "The Flick:" To support the production of Annie Baker's Pulitzer Prize-winning play "The Flick" in Oregon Contemporary Theatre's 2017-18 season.

Upstart Crow Studios (Eugene) Access $13,215
Support for continued access for all children in an inclusive theatre environment.

South Coast (Douglas, Coos and Curry Counties)
Egyptian Theatre Preservation Association (Coos Bay) Preservation $13,230
Rigging and Linesets: To support the preservation of historic (circa 1925) hand painted theatrical backdrops and improve the operational safety of related theater rigging.

Little Theatre on the Bay (North Bend) Capacity $18,453
Capital Campaign to Expand and Enhance North Bend's Historic Liberty Theatre (Phase III):
To support upgrades to the historic theatre that will enhance patron enjoyment and overall operational sustainability.

Southern (Josephine and Jackson Counties)
Jackson County Library Foundation (Medford) Access $11,432
Baby's First Book: To support the promotion of early childhood literacy by providing newborns with a keepsake book and local library information, in English or Spanish.

Rogue World Music (Ashland) Creativity $5,000
"Triple Play" Cultural Performance and Participation Events: To support a music and dance event series in Ashland Oregon featuring cultural traditions of Mexico in partnership with Ballet Folklorico of Medford.

Southern Oregon Film Society (Ashland) Access $11,567
Regional Filmmakers Project: To support regional filmmaking, giving access to youth and adults throughout rural Southern Oregon to produce and experience local films.

Southern Oregon Guild (Cave Junction) Capacity $6,326
Upgrading the Art Center: To support professional level art and creative processes by upgrading our Artist Center to a viable place to work, store needed materials and hold meetings.

Southern Oregon University Foundation (Ashland) Access $20,124
Southern Oregon University Young Artists Institute: To support at-risk and low-income students' participation in the Young Artists Institute, a multidisciplinary 10-day residential summer program.

Talent Historical Society (Talent) Capacity $6,109
Talent Museum Makeover: To support a capacity building project meant to improve the function of collections and exhibits in the Talent Museum and increase museum attendance.

North Central (Hood River, Wasco and Sherman Counties)
Columbia Center for the Arts (Hood River) Access $17,294
CCA Children's Theatre: To support the creation of a local children's theatre in a rural area.

The Dalles Art Association (The Dalles) Capacity $8,203
Facilities' Use and Preservation: To support the preservation and community utilization of the historic Carnegie Library that houses the Art Center and all of our programs.

Central (Jefferson, Deschutes and Crook Counties)
BendFilm, Inc. (Bend) Access $7,382
Access to Artists at the 14th Annual Bend Film Festival: To support travel costs for filmmakers to attend the 2017 Bend Film Festival, providing the community increased access to learn from working artists.

Deschutes Public Library Foundation (Bend) Creativity $13,070
"A Novel Idea:" To support the "A Novel Idea" community read program in its mission to broaden culture and dialogue and ensure free and open access to all residents.

High Desert Museum (Bend) Access $16,971
Cultural Diversity Initiative: To support exhibits and programs that highlight the LBGTQ community and Native youth, increasing access to underrepresented perspectives and cultures.

South Central (Klamath and Lake Counties)
Friends of Lake County Library (Lakeview) Creativity $11,211
Rural Voices on Changing Landscape: To support two artists working with community to generate a potent voice on climate change using photos, oral/written reflections, and interactive map.

Klamath Film Makers Group (Klamath Falls) Creativity $5,000
2017 Klamath Independent Film Festival: To support our local/regional filmmaking industry through exhibition and to introduce filmmakers and the community to statewide film culture.

Greater Eastern North (Umatilla, Gilliam, Morrow and Wheeler Counties)
Athena's Gem, Inc. (Athena) Capacity $39,120
Gem Theatre HVAC Project: To support the restoration of the Gem Theatre and Star Saloon in Athena, Oregon through the purchase and installation of a new HVAC system.

Northeast (Wallowa, Union and Baker Counties)
Eastern Oregon Regional Theatre Inc. (Baker City) Preservation $24,706
Baker Orpheum Theatre Pre-construction Phase: To support the renovation of the historic Baker Orpheum Theatre building for use as a community performing arts center.

Josephy Center for Arts and Culture (Joseph) Creativity $21,842
Exhibits & Complimentary Programs 2017-18: To support the JCAC's upcoming exhibits and their complimentary programs that will engage audiences with a diverse array of arts and culture events.

Wallowa Band Nez Perce Trail Interpretive Center, Inc. (Wallowa) Access $27,657
Wallowa Band Nez Perce Homeland Project: To support expanding the interactive exhibits, programs and visitor's experience at the visitor center and Nez Perce Homeland Project.

Wallowa Valley Music Alliance (Enterprise) Creativity $8,542
Summer Arts Classic- "The Geography of Music:" To support a multi-media concert in Enterprise, featuring classical music, spoken word and visual arts inspired by the geography of Wallowa County.


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Oregon State Parks lifts statewide campfire ban in parks: now allowed in designated campgrounds, but local restrictions remain
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 08/22/17 1:09 PM
News Release // Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. // FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE // Aug. 22, 2017

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

Oregon State Parks lifts statewide campfire ban in parks: now allowed in designated campgrounds, but local restrictions remain

Salem OR -- A statewide ban on open fires in state park campgrounds has been lifted effective August 22, 2017. However, local and regional fire restrictions are still in effect in many state parks, and restrictions from other authorities often apply to state parks as well. Visitors planning a trip to a state park or the ocean shore during the rest of the fire season should check http://oregonstateparks.org and public fire restrictions at http://bit.ly/oregonfirerestrictions for updates before traveling.

The now-expired statewide state park restriction affected all open flames--campfires, candles, charcoal briquettes, tiki-style torches--at every park. Even if a state park allows campfires and other open flames, every park patron should exercise extraordinary care with fire:

+ Campfires are allowed in designated fire rings only. All fires must be attended, and fully extinguished afterward.

+ Keep water and a shovel, or a fire extinguisher, within reach of any campfire at all times.

+ Watch children and pets during and after a campfire. Metal fire rings retain heat long after the fire is out.

+ In state parks, smoking is allowed in designated campsites only, and butts must be fully extinguished and put in the trash.

+ Fires on the Oregon ocean shore must be made of natural materials only (no pallets or other assembled wood), kept 3'x3' or smaller, and placed more than 25' away and downwind from driftwood and grass. A full set of beach fire rules is online at http://bit.ly/oregonbeachfirerules.

+ Remember fireworks are prohibited year-round in Oregon state parks and on beaches.

Information is posted at oregonstateparks.org, and available through the state parks information line at 800-551-6949, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. -- 5 p.m. The Oregon Department of Forestry Public Restrictions Map at http://bit.ly/oregonfirerestrictions has local restrictions and bans available by location. Other recreational fire safety tips are online at http://keeporegongreen.org/.

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Firefighter Training Exercise at Former Blue Heron Paper Mill
Clackamas Fire Dist. #1 - 08/22/17 11:28 AM
Clackamas Fire District #1 will be conducting a large-scale commercial fire training exercise with neighboring Fire Departments at the property of the former Blue Heron paper mill, 427 Main St., Oregon City. The training exercise will occur over a two week period on the following days: August 29-31 and September 5-7, starting at 9:00 a.m. The purpose of this exercise is to provide training for firefighters under realistic conditions to ensure that firefighters are performing at their best when a real emergency occurs.

The training exercise will use smoke barrels to simulate the smoke that is present during a real structure fire. Firefighters from Clackamas Fire District #1, Canby Fire District #62, Estacada Rural Fire District #69, Gladstone Fire, Lake Oswego Fire, Portland Fire and Rescue, and Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue, will practice their skills in commercial roof ventilation, large-area interior building searches in low visibility, hose deployments into multiple stories and long distances, and setting up for defensive fire operations. The Fire District has been preparing crews over the last few months by practicing all of these skills.

The final drills are called, "Down and Dirty," which are scenario based, with several fire apparatus, and are designed to test firefighter's ability to work together in coordination with other area fire departments. The Clackamas Fire Training Division will evaluate firefighters for skill proficiency and to address any identified challenges that may present themselves when dealing with large-scale, complex commercial occupancies.

The public can expect to see anywhere between five to ten fire apparatus in and around the drill site and may notice light smoke coming from the Blue Heron paper mill during the training exercise. The Fire District asks residents to please keep their windows closed during that time to prevent smoke from entering into homes and businesses.

Members of the media are welcome to attend during the training exercise, and are asked to contact Public Information Officer Steve Hoffeditz to coordinate a designated staging area.

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this training exercise, please contact Public Information Officer Steve Hoffeditz at 503.742.2693.
Suspect Arrested After Pursuit into Polk County
Lincoln City Police - 08/22/17 11:23 AM
On August 22, 2017 at around 4:00 am, a Lincoln City Police Officer observed a vehicle pull out of NE Port Ave northbound onto NE 14th St and recognized the driver as 27-year-old Eric Pullen, a suspect driver who fled police on foot after a vehicle crash on the afternoon of August 21, 2017.

The Officer activated his emergency lights in an attempt to stop the vehicle, but the suspect vehicle accelerated away from the Officer which initiated a pursuit. The suspect vehicle continued northbound on NE 14th St to NE West Devils Lake Rd. A second Officer set up spike strips on NE West Devils Lake Rd near the intersection of Hwy 101. The suspect vehicle drove over the spike strips and dragged them onto Hwy 101, where the spike strips fell off onto the northbound lane of travel. The second Officer followed the suspect vehicle and the pursuing Officer.

The suspect vehicle turned south onto NE East Devils Lake Rd, where it went onto the 1726 Forest Rd and turned east. The suspect vehicle continued eastbound on the 1726 Rd to Bear Creek Rd where it turned north. Once the suspect vehicle reached Hwy 18, it turned east and proceeded towards the Grand Ronde area.

Polk County Sheriff's Office and the Grand Ronde Police took over the pursuit and located the suspect vehicle crashed into a ditch near Spirit Mountain Casino. Pullen was taken into custody without further incident for an outstanding Felony Warrant out of Lincoln County, an outstanding Warrant out of West Linn Municipal Court, two counts of Felony Elude, one count of Misdemeanor Elude, and two counts of Reckless Driving. He was lodged at the Lincoln County Jail.

Due to the spike strips being dragged onto Hwy 101, three uninvolved civilian vehicles were damaged with punctured tires. One of the vehicles had to be towed due to the damage.

The Lincoln City Police Department is continuing its investigation.
Celebrate 100 years of Roses at the World-famous Int'l Rose Test Garden centennial THIS SATURDAY (Photo)
Portland Parks & Recreation - 08/22/17 11:16 AM
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Free, family event on Saturday, August 26, 2017


(Portland, OR) --

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R)'s iconic International Rose Test Garden in Washington Park is celebrating its centennial this year (1917-2017). PP&R welcomes everyone to the International Rose Test Garden Centennial Celebration held all day Saturday, August 26, 2017, from 11am through the special Concert in the Park by Pilón d'Azucar at 6:30pm.

100 years ago, Portland received official notice the American Rose Society had selected the city as the location for the national test garden, in part to help preserve European roses threatened by World War I. Now, a century later, the renowned site is the oldest continuously operating public rose test garden in the United States. Around 700,000 visitors come to the world-famous rose garden each year.

WHAT: International Rose Test Garden (IRTG) Centennial Celebration 100yearsofroses.com
WHEN: Saturday, August 26, 2017, 11am-8:30pm
WHERE: Int'l Rose Test Garden, 400 SW Kingston Dr. in Washington Park

Celebration highlights include
The 11am event kickoff with free cupcakes (while they last)
The Pilón D'Azucar Concert in the Park performance at 6:30pm (Cuban salsa, timba, Afro-Cuban jazz) at the fabulous outdoor Rose Garden Amphitheater
Live music and performances at five stations among the roses all day, in partnership with Young Audiences Arts for Learning
Art by 60 Portland Public Schools students celebrating the Garden's contributions to Portland's
Crafts for adults and kids such as easels set up to paint your own rose portraits, face painting, temporary rose tattoos, and more
Rose Garden tours
Salt & Straw will debut its special Centennial Rose ice cream, plus,
Enjoy rose ice tea samples, food vendors, and other family fun all day.

"Portland is known as the City of Roses, and the International Rose Test Garden is a showcase of spectacular beauty," notes Portland Parks Commissioner Amanda Fritz. "This event will celebrate 100 years of stewardship, volunteerism, Portland's passion for roses. We are proud be the steward of this iconic destination, and look forward to the next 100 years."

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler proclaimed August, 2017, as "International Rose Test Garden Centennial Month. The formal proclamation is attached.

About Salt & Straw's special Rose City Centennial ice cream
You'll enjoy the Portland creamery's new raspberry rose sherbet with a green matcha ice cream "stem" swirled in! This flavor was specially developed for the International Rose Test Garden Centennial.
In honor of Portland's iconic International Rose Test Garden turning 100 this year, Salt & Straw set out to reimagine a whole rose--stem and all--as an ultra-delicious ice cream tribute to the floral destination that helped Portland earn the title of the City of Roses. They swirl bright red raspberry rose sherbet with streaks of grassy-green Mizuba matcha ice cream, like a rose folded into scoop form. Imagine biting into a frozen rose, sweet and floral, with the lingering flavor of matcha blooming in your mouth! Rose City Centennial ice cream will be available at Salt & Straw scoop shops starting September 1, 2017.

Take public transit to Washington Park (including FREE limited passes)
On the day of the event (Saturday, Aug 26), we'll help you get there! Park at the SmartPark garage on SW 10th and Morrison Street. Right outside, we'll have a Centennial tent, where you can pick up one of 1,500 FREE round-trip TriMet tickets to get to the big celebration. Ride TriMet MAX trains to the Oregon Zoo station, and catch the Free Explore Washington Park shuttle to the Int'l Rose Test Garden. Shuttle runs until 9pm. This helps you avoid parking hassles at the limited space in the park.


Even more accessible to all
The IRTG recently benefited from a Parks Replacement Bond project to improve accessibility from the nearby parking areas into and near the site. The project removed Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility barriers from the main Garden promenade and improved the connection to the parking lot, allowing all visitors to enjoy one of the top free attractions in Oregon. A ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate this project will be held at 6pm at the garden, during the Centennial Celebration!

"Entering the next century with greater accessibility for all is an equitable and appropriate way to celebrate one of the Rose City's signature attractions," says PP&R Director Mike Abbaté. "We give many thanks to the many partners and volunteers who have given countless hours to develop and maintain the gardens since its beginnings in 1917. Our hope for the Centennial Year and for the Celebration is that all of our citizens and visitors reignite their love for the garden - or to visit for the first time - to celebrate a signature attraction which helps define the Rose City."


Thanks to our partners!
The IRTG Centennial Celebration is made possible by PP&R and partners, including the Friends of the International Rose Test Garden, Portland Public Schools, Young Audiences Arts for Learning of Oregon and SW Washington, and the Oregon Society of Artists.


About the International Rose Test Garden
The primary purpose of the IRTG is to serve as a testing ground for new rose varieties (hence the word "test" in the garden's formal name!) However, the garden's original creation served two significant historic purposes -- a sanctuary for roses during World War I that European hybridists feared might be wiped out in the bombings, as well as a crown to Portland's campaign in the early 1900s to secure the reputation as the City of Roses. Over the last 100 years, millions of visitors from every corner of the globe have contributed their own stories to the garden's history, and 2017 will be a year to celebrate it all. More history about the Int'l Rose Test Garden is available here.

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Hundreds of Kids to Shop with a Cop Tomorrow (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/22/17 11:11 AM
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275 Kids "SHOP WITH A COP" and Receive New Back-to-School Clothes
Thanks to Sunshine Division, Fred Meyer, and Camp Rosenbaum


The Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division's Izzy's Kids Program will partner with Fred Meyer and Camp Rosembaum to fund the annual "Shop with a Cop" event at the Gateway Fred Meyer store, located at 1111 Northeast 102nd Avenue. The event will be held on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, at 7 a.m.

This year marks the 15-year anniversary of Shop with a Cop, where Portland Police officers, Multnomah County sheriffs, and up to 275 kids spend a morning together shopping for back to school clothing. Participating kids are identified by the Boys and Girls Club of Portland, St. Andrew Nativity School and Healthy First Initiative, IRCO, Youth and Family Services Division for Multnomah County and the Ahiska Turkish Community Center, and are selected based on their financial need and outstanding volunteer efforts in the community.

The Sunshine Division, Fred Meyer, and Camp Rosenbaum, have partnered to fund the program and have generously donated $36,000 for Wednesday's event. In addition to the cash donation, Fred Meyer provides a significant discount off clothing purchased at the event and a backpack with school supplies and toiletries for each child.

"Shop with a Cop and the Izzy's Kids program is a great opportunity for the Portland Police Bureau and Sunshine Division to show the community the positive aspects of community policing. This organization and these officers care about giving these kids a positive experience and the tools they need to feel good and perform well in school." said Sunshine Division's Bureau Liaison, Officer Matt Tobey.

The Sunshine Division funds the Shop with a Cop event through its Izzy's Kids program. Izzy's Kids, which began in 1981 in honor of longtime board member Isabel Hoyt, provides funds so that Portland police officers can take children in need shopping for new school clothes. The Izzy's Kids program operates year-round and will pair an additional 300 kids with an officer, for a unique, one-on-one shopping experience throughout the remainder of the school year.

Members of the media are invited to attend.

Media Contact for the Sunshine Division: Executive Director, Kyle Camberg
Direct: 503.577.6852 or kyle@sunshinedivision.org


To donate to the Sunshine Division Izzy's Kids Fund, please go to: http://www.sunshinedivision.org/donate/

About the Sunshine Division:
Since 1923 Sunshine Division has been providing emergency food and clothing relief to Portland families and individuals in need. An independent charity in unique partnership with the Portland Police Bureau, Sunshine Division operates year round, and serves Portland's most vulnerable populations: families with children, seniors, the disabled, and veterans as they face economic challenges to meet basic needs. In addition to the over 13,000 households served directly through their doors each year, Sunshine Division donates food to over 20+ food-relief charities in five surrounding counties. The Sunshine Division distributes new and gently-used clothing through their Threadz clothing store and new clothing through the Izzy's Kids program, which pairs police officers with low-income students for a school clothes shopping trip.



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Homeless Count Finds Accomplishments and Challenges
Oregon Housing and Community Services - 08/22/17 11:01 AM
SALEM, OR -- Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) has released findings from the 2017 Point-in-Time Homeless Count (http://www.oregon.gov/ohcs/ISD/RA/2017-Point-in-Time-Estimates-Homelessness-Oregon.pdf) which took place in January. Every two years, communities across Oregon come together to identify the number of homeless individuals living in sheltered and unsheltered locations, demographic trends surrounding homelessness, and the unmet needs of homeless households.

This year, the count found 13,953 people in Oregon are without a permanent place to call home. This number represents a 6% increase, or an additional 777 people, compared to the last count in 2015. Despite an overall increase, the number of homeless veterans decreased by 9% or 121 people. Significant attention and resources have been focused towards housing veterans in Oregon and these numbers indicate progress is being made. Additionally, the Point-in-Time count found homeless youth under the age of 24 represented 1,731 people or about 12% of all individuals counted.

The Point-in-Time count attempts to capture both sheltered and unsheltered persons experiencing homelessness to provide a snapshot of homelessness in the United States. The Point-in-Time count provides us with critical information about those who cannot find a permanent place to call home on a given night. However, it does not tell the full story of homelessness in each community. Counting those impacted by homelessness is difficult due to a variety of factors and these numbers are intended to give a general sense of homeless trends in Oregon and across the country. Point-in-Time count figures are used by the Department of Housing and Urban Development to determine funding priorities and need across the country.

In an effort to address homelessness, the 2017 Oregon Legislature provided $40 million in funding to support the Emergency Housing Assistance (EHA) program and the State Homeless Assistance Program (SHAP). Both of these are used to immediately get people off the street and help them eventually find long-term, stable housing. The Legislature also approved $1.5 million to further help homeless veterans in Oregon. "The progress we're making to meet the housing needs of veterans is encouraging, and I'm proud we were able to dedicate additional funding this session to ensure every Oregon veteran has a roof over his or her head," Governor Brown said. "Still, we have much work ahead to provide safe and affordable housing options for children, seniors, and families in communities across the state."

In addition to a summary of this year's Point-in-Time count, OHCS is excited to announce the release of a new interactive information dashboard that allows users to view the Point-in-Time data by county for 2015 and 2017. This tool is available online at http://tabsoft.co/2vDk00L.
Scholarship awards boost student achievement
Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services - 08/22/17 10:59 AM
(Salem) -- They've faced the loss of loved ones and the challenges that brings. They've never given up on themselves or their educational goals. They will keep moving toward those goals with help from the State of Oregon.

Three Oregon high school graduates are recipients of the 2017 Workers' Memorial Scholarship awards, the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA) has announced. The awards program helps family members of Oregon workers who have been fatally injured or permanently disabled to finance higher education.

Each of the recipients has different dreams and career aspirations. Each of them calls a different part of Oregon home. All of them have experienced the personal and financial shock waves that result when a parent is lost to a workplace death or permanently disabled while on the job.

The recipients are:

Dalton Lehnherr, Powers

Lehnherr graduated in 2017 from Powers High School. He plans to study web design and visual communications at Linn-Benton Community College.

His father was seriously injured in a logging truck accident. Lehnherr is receiving a $1,000 award. "It means a lot to me," he said of the award. He'll always follow his dad's advice, he said, which is to keep trying, keep your head up, and to be as positive as you can.

Adelaine Prinz, Tigard

A 2015 graduate of St. Mary's Academy in Portland, Prinz is studying graphic design at Boise State University. After obtaining her undergraduate degree, she hopes to work at a marketing company and for a nonprofit, while studying architecture.

Prinz's father died in an airplane crash while doing his job as a corporate controller. She is receiving a $1,500 award. Prinz's interest in working for a nonprofit was inspired by her volunteer work for Holt International, a Christian adoption agency based in Eugene.
Prinz said the scholarship has made room in her finances to explore other areas of her life, including giving back to others through her work for Holt. "As I navigate the last few years of college, my hopes are to engage in activities that help me in my career path and my well-being," she said.

Ston Yackamouih, Riddle

Yackamouih is a 2017 graduate of Riddle High School. He plans to study computer engineering at Oregon Institute of Technology.

His father died in a logging accident. Yackamouih is receiving a $1,500 award. Yackamouih grew up fascinated by computers. He said he remembers his dad playing video games with him before heading to work. The father and son also took trips to a local video game store to pick out new games. His dad, Yackamouih said, would be "very proud of me" to be headed to college.

"These young people have been through so much loss and heartache," said Oregon OSHA Administrator Michael Wood. "While we can do little to address their loss, these awards do offer us an opportunity to support them as they pursue their future goals."

Award recommendations are made by Oregon OSHA's Safe Employment Education and Training Advisory Committee, an advisory group with members from business, organized labor, and government. Oregon OSHA presents the awards annually to help in the postsecondary education of spouses or children of permanently and totally disabled or fatally injured workers.
The 1991 Legislature established the Workers' Memorial Scholarship at the request of the Oregon AFL-CIO, with support from Associated Oregon Industries.
The Workers' Memorial Scholarship is open to any high school graduate, graduating high school senior, GED recipient, or current college undergraduate or graduate student who is a dependent or spouse of an Oregon worker who has been fatally injured or permanently disabled while on the job. For more information about the program, go to http://osha.oregon.gov/workers/Pages/workers-memorial-scholarship.aspx.


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About Oregon OSHA:
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, go to 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.
2017 Oregon Century, Sesquicentennial Farms and Ranches Announced
Oregon Farm Bureau - 08/22/17 10:06 AM
(Salem, OR) -- At the annual awards ceremony at the Oregon State Fair, families from across the state will receive recognition for operating as Century or Sesquicentennial (150-year) Farm or Ranch. The 2017 ceremony will be held on Saturday, August 26, 2017, at 11:00 am at the Oregon State Fair. The public recognition ceremony and awards celebration will be held in the Picnic Grove Area. Please join us for this special event that celebrates Oregon's agricultural heritage.

Nineteen farms and ranches from 10 different counties will be honored this year as Century Farms or Ranches, and one farm from Clackamas County reached Sesquicentennial status, bringing the total number of Oregon Century Farms and Ranches to 1,200 and Sesquicentennial to 39.

> Get the family narratives of all honorees here: http://bit.ly/2g2jCVP

The Century Farm and Ranch families being honored in 2017 are:

Iwasaki Bros. Inc.-Jim Iwasaki
Haskin Heritage Farm -David McCready
Kranberry Acres -David Cranick & Marci Murray
Sievers Farm -Diana Arvieux, Rosemary Wood, Trudy Stenger
Haselbacher Farms -Raymond & Mary Haselbacher
Four Ridge Orchards -David & Bonnie Brown
Cattrall Brothers Vineyard -William & Thomas Cattrall
Shady Brook Farm -Tom & Lona Bunn
Stubblefield Ranch -Lucian & Margot Turner
Belshe Ranch -James Belshe
Oak Creek Farm -Alton Coyle
Misner Family Farm -Michael & Therese Misner
Bar M Ranch -Gary & Ingrid Margason
Kee/Crofoot Ranch -Dell & Nikki Squire
Basil & Mary Stupfel -Mark Stupfel
Herring Farm -Lea Herring
Charles M. Colton & Sons -Robert, Lorene & Michael Colton
Nicholson Investments LLC -Larry Nicholson
C & S Waterman Ranch LLC -Charlie & Sharon Waterman

The Sesquicentennial Award program began in 2008 in honor of Oregon's 150th birthday celebration. Sesquicentennial awards recognize Oregon families who have continuously farmed
portions of their original family acreage for 150 years or more. Thirty-nine families have now received this prestigious sesquicentennial award.

This year's family being honored is: Voss Farms -Jeannette Voss & Julie Edy

> See the 2017 family narratives here: http://bit.ly/2g2jCVP

Every Oregon farm and ranch has a unique history and special family story. The Oregon Century Farm & Ranch program encourages agriculture families to share, with a broader audience, these stories. By promoting family stories, rich cultural heritage is passed down to future generations while educating Oregonians about the social and economic impact of Oregon agriculture.

The Oregon Century Farm & Ranch Program began in 1958 to honor farm and ranch families with century-long connections to the land. To qualify for a century or sesquicentennial award, interested families must follow a formal application process. Members of the Application Review Committee review each application against the qualifications, which include continuous family operation of the farm or ranch; a gross income from farm use of not less than $1,000 per year for at least three years out of five prior to application; and family members must live on or actively manage the farm or ranch activities. Application documentation may include photos, original deeds, personal stories, or other historic records. These records help support Oregon's agricultural history by providing valuable information about settlement patterns or statistics on livestock and crop cycles. All documents are archived for public access.

Award winners receive a certificate signed by the Governor and Director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture. Historic roadside signs are imprinted with the founder's name and the year the ranch or farm was established.

The Oregon Century Farm & Ranch Program is administered by the Oregon Farm Bureau Foundation for Education. It is supported by a partnership among the Oregon Farm Bureau, the State Historic Preservation Office, OSU University Archives, and by generous donations of Oregonians.

The application deadline for 2018 is May 1.

For information about the Oregon Century Farm & Ranch Program, contact Andréa Kuenzi, Program Coordinator, at 503-400-7884 or cfr@oregonfb.org.

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FBI Tech Tuesday: Building a Digital Defense Against Reshipping Scams
FBI - Oregon - 08/22/17 10:00 AM
Welcome to the Oregon FBI's Tech Tuesday segment. This week, building a digital defense against cyber shoplifters.

What is a cyber shoplifter? This scam -- also called a "reshipping" scam -- involves fraudsters who use stolen credit cards to buy items -- usually expensive items -- online. Instead of having the items shipped to the billing address, the fraudster sends them to what's called a "re-shipper". At the "re-shipper" location, the items are repackaged and usually sent overseas. There they can often be sold at a high price on the black market.

The victim business is typically unaware that anything is wrong until the credit card company dings the business for the fraudulent charge in an attempt to re-coup the money. At that point, the business has lost both the merchandise and the money it thought it had earned.

It's important to note that not everyone using a different billing and shipping address should be considered suspicious. After all, how many times have you bought a present for someone and had it shipped to them directly? And, you should also know that there are above board re-shipper businesses out there. The criminal groups have just figured out how to hijack this legitimate industry and turn it around for illegal profits.

So if you are running a business with an on-line ordering platform, how do you protect your bottom line? Here are some red flags to watch for:

Transactions that involve different billing and shipping addresses or overseas shipping addresses
Orders that include a large number of items
Requests for expedited shipping

How do you protect your business?

Have a system in place to monitor every transaction for suspicious activity.
Pay particular attention to those orders with different billing and shipping addresses. A simple online search may give you the answer as to whether you are sending a package to a re-shipping warehouse.
Put daily limits on how much a buyer can purchase

If you have been victimized by this scam or any other online scam, report your suspicious contacts to the FBI. You can file an online report at www.ic3.gov or call your local FBI office.


Attached Media Files: TT - Reshipping Scam - ENGLISH Audio , TT - Reshipping Scam - RUSSIAN Audio , TT - Reshipping Scam - RUSSIAN Written , TT - Reshipping Scam - Spanish Audio , TT - Reshipping Scam - SPANISH Written
Chetco Bar Fire Update 22 August 2017
Oregon State Fire Marshal - 08/22/17 9:47 AM
Community Meeting:
There is no community meeting scheduled at this time.

Evacuations:
Curry County Sheriff's Office, in consultation with the Chetco Bar Incident Management Teams, are working to get displaced residents back into their homes as soon as possible. Evacuation orders remain in effect at this time. For current information on boundaries please visit our interactive map.

The Red Cross is staffing an emergency evacuation shelter at Riley Creek Elementary in Gold Beach 94350 6th St. Gold Beach, OR. (541)-600-6068. There is no shelter in Brookings.

Current Situation: Yesterday's weather patterns will continue throughout today and tonight with cooler temps, fog and low lying clouds. Slightly higher relative humidity's overnight (60-70%) and lighter winds slowed the fire's growth compared to previous days. We are seeing full humidity recoveries as high in elevation as 1500'. These conditions caused minimal fire perimeter growth overnight. The fire is still approximately 2.5 miles northeast of Brookings.

Brookings and Harbor area will have some low-lying smoke as a result of the fire. Air quality will improve slightly but "sensitive groups" should limit exposure to the outdoors. For more information about air quality, please visit the Oregon Smoke Blog: http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/

Actions: Fire crews used favorable weather conditions to their advantage to continue building direct and contingency indirect line on the south and southwestern flank of the fire, in the area between the Chetco River and Carpenterville. Structural protection resources are continuing to assess and work around structures to make them more defensible.

Donations: The citizens of this great community have shown amazing support and gratitude. Many have been bringing donations of food and other items to our base camp. Unfortunately, our efforts are concentrated on fire suppression, and we are not able to use resources to manage distribution of donations to our crews. Donations can be taken to help those in need, who have been displaced by the fire to Brookings Harbor Food Bank at 539-A-Hemlock St in Brookings. 541-469-5808.


Fire at a Glance:
Size: 98,000 acres (approx.)
Cause: Lightning
Containment: 0%
Total personnel: 788

Social Media Resources:
Twitter: @RRSNF #ChetcoBarFire
Facebook: /https://www.facebook.com/R6RRSNF/
Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5385/
E-mail: chetcobarfireinfo@gmail.com
Air Quality Report: http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/
Milli Fire Update 22 August 2017
Oregon State Fire Marshal - 08/22/17 9:32 AM
August 22, 2017 Morning Update

Fire Information number changed to 541-719-8135 effective 8AM today.

The fire remained active yesterday as it burned in the Three Sisters Wilderness south of OR242. The western edge of the fire was active on the north side of Black Crater and continued backing downslope on both flanks in the areas of Lava Lake Camp and North Matthieu Lake. Aircraft were used to monitor the fire in the Wilderness as crews continued indirect suppression actions. Firefighters made good progress in the east and southeast portions of the fire and that area is now in patrol status. Many resources from the east side were moved to support the suppression efforts on the northwest portion of the fire. Level 1 evacuation was issued for all areas between Hwy 242 and Hwy 20 and west of Cold Springs Cutoff (FS1018), which includes Black Butte Ranch.

The main concern is the active western edge of the fire. Fire managers are doing advance planning and closely looking at the potential for fire growth originating from the active western flank of the fire. It is recognized that this fire, pushed by the prevailing wind pattern, has the potential of moving north out of the Wilderness and then east toward populated areas. Fire crews are actively engaging in operations to contain the fire in this area thereby allowing residents to return to their homes.

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, in consultation with its partners on the Millli Fire, are continually evaluating the need for possible changes to evacuation notices. Every effort is being made to return residents to their homes but this cannot be done until the safety of the public can be assured.

Fire behavior is expected to increase today as temperature rise and humidity lowers. Aircraft are available to assist firefighters to slow the fire's growth.

Structural task forces from the Oregon State Fire Marshal Green team are patrolling neighborhoods in the Level 3 evacuation area and assessing the Black Butte Ranch and Tollgate communities. Those crews will continue to patrol in the evacuated area and support fire operations. No structures have been destroyed in this fire.

Evacuations:
Level 3 - The subdivisions of Crossroads, Edgington/Remunda, Wildwing, Peterson Burn Road Area, and along both sides of Three Creeks Lake Road (Forest Road 16) about one mile south of Sisters from the junction of the Brooks Scanlon logging road.
Level 1- The subdivision of Tollgate, all areas between Hwy 242 and Hwy 20 and west of Cold Springs Cutoff (FS1018), which includes Black Butte Ranch.

Road Closures:
OR242 east of Cascade Crest to the junction of Forest Road 15. For further information see www.tripcheck.com

Links:
Forest Closures: There is an area closure in place in the Deschutes National Forest, due to fire activity. https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/deschutes/alerts-notices
Smoke monitoring information is available at: oregonsmoke.blogspot.com
City Thanks Residents and Visitors for Making the 2017 Eclipse Weekend a Success
City of Salem - 08/22/17 9:00 AM
The City of Salem thanks Salem residents and visitors for their support and cooperation in making the August 2017 eclipse weekend a safe, fun, and successful event. People from around world came to Salem to watch the first total solar eclipse in Oregon since 1979.

A little less than 2,300 people opted to stay in City parks overnight. Overnighters consisted primarily of families. The City estimates that roughly 10,500 total people were in the parks on Monday to watch the eclipse. There was no reported damage to parks property due to eclipse activities. Thanks to advanced planning and preparation, the City was able to return the parks to normal operation by early Monday evening.

"I want to thank everyone for pulling together and making this successful," says Salem Mayor Chuck Bennett. "I received many compliments from visitors for the friendliness of the residents, the courteous and professional staff, and the overall welcoming nature of Salem. We were well organized and prepared for this, and it showed. Thank you!"

Last year, staff representing departments from all over the City began preparing for Monday's eclipse. Mike Niblock, Salem Fire Chief, says, "This was a tremendous experience. The training and preparation we did were key to making sure everything ran as smoothly as it did."

The City is still tallying official numbers for total visitorship and costs. Updated numbers will be provided as soon as they are available.
PeaceHealth NICU Baby Reunion Party August 25
PeaceHealth - 08/22/17 8:30 AM
All 4,200 PeaceHealth Southwest NICU babies and their families are invited to join us for a Holtzman Twins NICU baby reunion August 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Anyone who has spent time in our Holtzman Twins NICU as a patient, sibling, parent or grandparent is welcome to the lawn party carnival, which will feature games, food, refreshments, and babies galore.

"The Holtzman Twins NICU Reunion is a special event where parents, graduates, families, doctors, nurses, and respiratory therapist can come together to celebrate the precious lives that started in the NICU," said Melanie Fain, Manager of the Holtzman Twins NICU. "It is such an inspiration to see how the children have grown and for all of us to share a time to laugh and play."

No reservations are required to attend the baby reunion. Guests should come to the front lawn in front of PeaceHealth Southwest, at the corner of 92nd Avenue and E. Mill Plain Boulevard. News media are welcome to attend.

NICU Fast Facts
NICU trained nurses and respiratory therapists attend approximately 40 percent of deliveries at PeaceHealth Southwest
Our lowest weight NICU baby weighed just one pound, one ounce
The average length of stay for babies in our NICU is 14 days

About PeaceHealth Southwest
The region's health care leader and steward for 155 years, PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center is a community-owned, not-for-profit, 450-bed, medical institution located in Vancouver, Washington. Repeatedly recognized nationally as a 100 Top Hospital, PeaceHealth Southwest provides a full range of outpatient and inpatient diagnostic, medical, and surgical services to Clark County residents. PeaceHealth Southwest is also one of Clark County's largest employers with 3,400 employees and 600 active medical staff members that help support dozens of medical specialty services and programs, including cancer, heart, emergency, trauma, neuro-musculoskeletal, family birth, and primary care. For more information visit http://www.peacehealth.org/southwest.
MESD Board Work Session/Retreat 9:00 a.m. August 26, 2017
Multnomah ESD - 08/22/17 8:27 AM
The Multnomah Education Service District Board of Directors will meet on Saturday, August 26, 2017 for a work Session/planning retreat at 9:00 a.m. in room 346 at the main headquarters, 11611 NE Ainsworth Circle, Portland, Oregon 97220.
Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 08/21/2017
Sandy Police Dept. - 08/22/17 8:25 AM
Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 08/21/2017

ESTACADA:

1C 2017-1411

On 08/21/2017 at about 1444 hrs., police responded to a non-injury hit & run collision in the 200 block of S Broadway Street. A report is pending (CAD).

1C 2017-1412

At 1533 hrs. on 08/21/2017, a person in the 700 block of N Broadway Street alleged that they were the victim of a restraining order violation. Officers responded and took a report, forwarding the matter to the Clackamas County District Attorney's Office for a charging decision.

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On 08/21/2017 at about 1700 hrs., police responded to a motor vehicle crash near the intersection of SW Wade Street and Highway 224. Minor injuries were noted to the drivers of the two involved vehicles. One vehicle was drivable and one was towed from the scene.

SANDY:

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On 08/21/2017 at about 1412 hrs., police arrested Richie R. Rich (19, of Sandy) for violation of restraining order. He was transported to Clackamas County Jail and was lodged on $25,000 bail.

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On 08/21/2017 at about 1202 hrs., police responded to the 27000 block of Highway 26 in Boring to asssit with a juvenile investigation. A report is pending (CAD).

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On 08/21/2017 at 1429 hrs., police responded to an unwanted subject in the 38000 block of Proctor Boulevard. A juvenile was contacted and was issued a trespass notice from the property.

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On 08/21/2017 at 1956 hrs., police conducted a traffic stop near Highway 26 and Kate Schmitz Avenue. John M. Weidner (40, of Sandy), was arrested for Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine and Driving While Suspended-Misdemeanor. Weidner's vehicle was impounded and he was lodged at Clackamas County Jail on $5000 bail.

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On 08/22/2017 at 0257 hrs., police responded to the 39000 block of Evans Street to assist with a medical emergency. Police and Sandy Fire Department personnel attempted CPR, but the patient was unable to be resuscitated.
Andy Mendenhall, MD joins Central City Concern as senior medical director for Substance Use Disorder Services (Photo)
Central City Concern - 08/22/17 8:00 AM
Andy Mendenhall, MD
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(PORTLAND, OR) Andy Mendenhall, MD joins Central City Concern (CCC) as senior medical director for Substance Use Disorder Services on Tuesday, Aug. 15. CCC, a nonprofit organization founded in 1979, provides housing, healthcare and employment in Portland for people experiencing homelessness and poverty.

"Andy brings a depth of knowledge and experience in the intersection of addiction, pain and mental health issues," says CCC Interim President and CEO Rachel Solotaroff, MD. "He'll be a tremendous asset to our team." Dr. Mendenhall's work will both deepen and expand evidence-based treatment for substance use disorders and co-occurring conditions across CCC's continuum, from withdrawal management to outpatient to residential care. "At a time when our community struggles to combat the opioid epidemic, the increase in other drugs of abuse, and the rise in homelessness, Dr. Mendenhall's work will have a demonstrable impact on our population's health," Dr. Solotaroff adds.

Dr. Mendenhall is Board Certified in Addiction Medicine and Family Medicine. He graduated from the University of Portland, trained as a medical student and family physician at OHSU and worked at Providence Health Systems for five years. In partnership with Dr. Paul Conti he co-founded innovative outpatient integrated treatment program called HealthWorks NW, and continued to work there after it was acquired by Hazelden.

Most recently, Dr. Mendenhall worked for CleanSlate Center as the regional medical director for a network of 24 substance use disorder practices across Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and several other states. Dr. Mendenhall's is a passionate clinical and community educator and as a 25 year resident of Portland, is excited to be returning home to be of service to our community.


Attached Media Files: Andy Mendenhall, MD
The Salvation Army Continues to Serve During the Deschutes Fires - REVISED
The Salvation Army Portland Metro - 08/22/17 7:45 AM
The Salvation Army Responds
- Feeding the Need in Sisters, Oregon -- Update

WHO: The Salvation Army of Bend, Oregon


WHAT: The Salvation Army's Feed's the Victims of the Deschutes Fires


WHEN & WHERE:

In full effect 22 August 2017
Sisters Middle School

WHY:
Serving hundreds of meals to the victims of the multiple, escalating fires taking place in Deschutes County from Sisters Middle School turned into an emergency shelter.


CONTACT:
For information:
Captain Michael Johnson at michael.johnson@usw.salvationarmy.org -- Bend Officer
Office: 541-389-8888 Cell:541-408-5669
Captain Jared Arnold at jared.arnold@usw.salvationarmy.org -- Community Relations Officer

MEDIA:
Captain Jared Arnold, Captain Michael Johnson are available for interview

For all media inquiries, please contact Captain Jared Arnold at 503-794-3281 or 503-567-9938/ jared.arnold@usw.salvationarmy.org

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Full Update Release:

(Bend, OR and Surrounding Area) 22 August 2017 -- As the fires continue to rage in Deschutes County, The Salvation Army, continues to provide services to those in need. They have consistently been serving the victims of the fires in the Sisters Middle School, located in Sisters, Oregon. From food for the body to food for the soul, The Salvation Army in Bend, Oregon; led by Captains Michael and Rachel Johnson, have committed themselves and the resources they have to help those in need.

"We were here before the fires started, we're here during the fires, and we'll be here after the fires doing what we do best...helping others." -- Captain Michael Johnson

Continued services require continued resources and volunteers. To find out more about how you can contribute to the efforts of The Salvation Army during this crises, or about the work of The Salvation Army in Bend; visit their website at http://bend.salvationarmy.org, or call them directly at (541) 389-8888. If you want to more about The Salvation Army's -- Emergency Disaster Services, please visit http://cascade.salvationarmy.org, or call (503) 794-3200


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About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. The Salvation Army works in 128 countries worldwide. For more information, or to make a donation, visit us online at www.salvationarmyportland.org. People wishing to make monetary donations can do so by calling 503.238.GIVE (4483), or by mail, The Salvation Army, 8495 SE Monterey Avenue, Happy Valley, OR 97086-7844.

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Portland Fire & Rescue Respond to an Early Morning Fire
Portland Fire & Rescue - 08/22/17 7:22 AM
At 4:51am Portland Fire & Rescue responded to a residential fire at N Fiske Ave. and N Butler St. When crews arrived, they reported heavy fire on the back of the home, and the detached garage. The fire started on the back porch and extended to the first and second floors, and the garage. Within 15 minutes the fire fighters had contained the fire, and completed a search of the home for any other residents.

All three of the occupants, and their dog, escaped the fire without any injuries.

The fire was determined to be caused by improperly disposed cigarettes.

It is important to remember to always use a deep, sturdy ashtray that cannot be tipped over. They can also be doused in water or sand. Never discard cigarettes in potted plants or landscaping -- they can easily catch fire.
Mon. 08/21/17
Body Recovered from Columbia River by MCSO River Patrol Deputies
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/21/17 10:05 PM
On 08/21/17 at approximately 7:30 pm, MCSO River Patrol Units responded to a report that a boater had discovered a body in the Columbia River near Chinook Landing. Deputies arrived a short time later and recovered the body of an adult subject from the water.

MCSO detectives were contacted and will conduct a death investigation. The body will be turned over to the Multnomah County Medical Examiner's Office. No further details are available at this time, pending identification and family notifications.
MCSO River Patrol Recovers Body from Willamette River
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/21/17 8:12 PM
On 08/21/2017, at approximately 2:15 pm, Multnomah County Sheriff's Office River Patrol units were dispatched to a call that a person had jumped into the Willamette River from the Broadway Bridge, and did not resurface. MCSO units worked with crews from the Portland Fire Bureau and the US Coast Guard to search for the missing person. No sightings of the person were seen by land, water or air resources.

At 3:30 pm, members of the MCSO Dive Team were called to begin a recovery dive mission. Shortly after 7:00 pm the MCSO Dive Team recovered the body of an adult male from the water.

The body will be turned over to the Multnomah County Medical Examiner's Office. No further details are available at this time, pending identification and family notifications.
Pilot in Oregon Plane Crash Named (Photo)
Central Oregon Emergency Information Network - 08/21/17 7:36 PM
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August 21, 2017
7:00 p.m. UPDATE
Pilot in Oregon Plane Crash Named

The pilot of the plane that crashed near the Madras, Oregon airport has been named by Jefferson County Sheriff's officials.

Mark James Rich, born in 1958, from Menlo Park, California was killed when his 2002 fixed wing, single engine aircraft crashed into Willow Creek Canyon on August 19. A picture of the plane is attached.

"The Rich family has asked me to convey their request for privacy at this time," said Jefferson County Sheriff Jim Adkins. "I appreciate the sensitivity of the media in particular to make every effort to show respect for the family's needs and allow them to mourn in private."


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17-Year-Old Bicyclist Injured by Hit-and-Run Driver (Photo)
Washington County Sheriff's Office - 08/21/17 6:24 PM
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August 21, 2017 -- A 17-year-old bicyclist was struck by a hit-and-run driver outside of Sherwood. Deputies are asking for the public's help locating the suspect.

On Monday, August 21, 2017, at 4:13 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a hit-and-run crash in the 18400 block of Southwest Brookman Road outside of Sherwood, Oregon.

Deputies learned that a 17-year-old male riding a bicycle on Brookman Road had been struck by a pickup truck which fled the scene. Multiple agencies assisted deputies in attempting to find the suspect vehicle, which was not located.

The bicyclist was transported to Oregon Health & Science University by Metro West Ambulance with non-life threatening injures. Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue responded to the crash. The bicyclist's family has been notified.

The suspect vehicle is described as a '90s brown or tan pickup truck, possibly a Chevrolet or Ford. The truck has a multi-colored tailgate and silver rear bumper.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office by calling 503-629-0111.


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Statement from Sheriff Craig Roberts
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/21/17 4:59 PM
Statement from Sheriff Craig Roberts

At 1:45 a.m. on Sunday morning, I got the call that my 20-year-old son had been arrested by the Oregon State Police for driving under the influence.

I am writing to speak openly about this because I cannot emphasize enough that impaired driving is a serious offense that risks far too many lives.

When you get behind the wheel under the influence, you put your own life in danger and you jeopardize the safety of everyone else on the road.

The legal and financial consequences of driving under the influence are quickly learned after an arrest. But that's only the beginning of a longer journey. I love my son, and our family will stand beside him as he answers tough questions for himself and faces the consequences of his actions.

I am grateful to the State Police for holding my son accountable and keeping our roads safe.

Craig Roberts
Clackamas County Sheriff
UPDATE: Major Crash Team Investigates Fatal Crash in Portland's Buckman Neighborhood
Portland Police Bureau - 08/21/17 4:24 PM
The bicyclist who died in this morning's crash near Southeast Water Ave and Southeast Taylor Street has been identified as 41-year-old Tamar Monhait of Portland.

This is the second fatal crash involving a bicyclist in 2017 and the 27th traffic crash related death in Portland this year.

The Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division wishes to remind all bicyclists to wear an approved bicycle helmet. Additionally, bicyclists should operate with a front-facing white light and a rear-facing red light while operating a bicycle in low-light or dark conditions.

The Traffic Investigation Unit continues to investigate this crash.

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On Monday August 21, 2017, at 1:50 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the intersection of Southeast Water Avenue and Southeast Taylor Street on the report of an injury crash.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a cyclist lying on the ground with life-threatening injuries and a garbage truck. Emergency medical personnel provided medical aid and transported the bicyclist to an area hospital where the 41-year-old woman died.

During the investigation, officers learned at the time of the crash the garbage truck had turned east onto Southeast Taylor Street from southbound Southeast Water Avenue. While turning onto Southeast Taylor Street, a northbound bicyclist, on Southeast Water Avenue, collided with the side of the garbage truck and suffered traumatic injuries to her head and arm.

The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team responded to the scene and continues to investigate this crash.

The driver of the garbage truck remained at the scene and has cooperated with investigators. Investigators do not believe the garbage truck driver was impaired while driving.

Southeast Water Avenue at Southeast Taylor Street will be closed for the next hour as officers from the Major Crash Team conduct an investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this incident, including possible surveillance video, should contact Officer Phil Maynard at 503-823-2216 or Phillip.Maynard@portlandoregon.gov

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work towards reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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Officers Investigate Road Rage Incident in North Portland
Portland Police Bureau - 08/21/17 4:14 PM
On Monday, August 21, 2017, at 9:05 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a road rage situation involving a shooting on Marine Drive. Officers contacted the victim of the road rage incident a safe distance from where the shooting occurred.

During the investigation, officers learned the victim was driving north on Northeast 6th Avenue near Northeast Vancouver Ave when he came upon a newer blue Chrysler Pacifica driving north on Northeast 6th Avenue. The victim observed that the vehicle had a small spare tire on the back driver's side of the vehicle and was driving at a slow rate of speed, approximately 20 miles per hour. Because the driver of the Pacifica drove so slowly, the victim attempted to pass the vehicle near Northeast 6th Avenue and Northeast Marine Drive. The victim was able to get around the Pacifica despite the driver of the Pacifica attempting to force the victim off the road.

At Northeast Marine Drive and Northeast 13th Avenue, the suspect caught up with the victim vehicle and the driver of the Pacifica fired multiple rounds at the victim's vehicle, striking the vehicle with gunfire. The victim quickly left the area and contacted police.

Officers located several bullet strikes in the victim's vehicle and requested criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division respond to the location to assist with the investigation.

The suspect is described as a black or Hispanic male. The victim believes there was a Hispanic female in the front passenger seat.

North Precinct officers and detectives with the Assault Detail continue to investigate this incident.

Anyone with information about the shooting should call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

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Woodland teachers use summer break to keep working by learning new skills and honing their craft (Photo)
Woodland Sch. Dist. - 08/21/17 4:00 PM
While attending the Institute, Katie Klaus met current Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and former Secretary of Education John King (pictured here).
While attending the Institute, Katie Klaus met current Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and former Secretary of Education John King (pictured here).
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Monday, August 21, 2017-Woodland, WA-When the school year ends and students go home for a much-needed vacation, Woodland Public Schools' teachers continue their work by attending a professional development programs designed to help hone their craft and, just like their students, to make learning a life-long adventure.

Kyla Keefer, a Social Studies Teacher at Woodland High School, attended several professional development programs over the summer including the Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Institute in preparation for two new courses she will teach this fall including AP Literature and Composition. "All new AP teachers must attend the AP Summer Institute, however, regardless of the requirement, I would have opted to attend the institute," said Keefer. "My command of AP course and exam requirements are crucial to my students' success in my class, their performance on the AP exams, and their future academic pursuits."

Keefer also attended the Judicial Institute for Teachers hosted by Seattle University Law School and the U.S. District Court in Seattle with colleague, Shari Conditt, a Government and History Teacher at Woodland High School. "I wanted to improve my content knowledge as I've taught government and politics courses at Woodland High School for several years," explained Keefer. "The opportunity to discuss the federal judiciary with actual federal and state supreme court judges along with lawyers and professors was an incredible experience!"

While at the Institute held in Washington D.C., Keefer and Conditt met Mary Beth Tinker, a woman responsible for paving the way for student free speech in schools who, as a student, won her case Tinker v. Des Moines at the Supreme Court in 1969. "I loved all the opportunities I took advantage of this summer as I'm so busy during the school year that I don't have the time to attend conferences," said Keefer. "My open summer schedule and supportive family give me the time to attend workshops and institutes that help me improve both personally and professionally."

In addition to the Judicial Institute, Conditt attended a week-long program covering American Constitutionalism and the U.S. Supreme Court at Stanford University organized by the Gilder Lehrman Group which runs a variety of summer seminars for teachers. Conditt attended the program free-of-charge as an incentive from when she was awarded History Teacher of the Year for Washington State in 2016. "I like to balance content-specific programs with larger generally education-related conferences," explained Conditt. "Doing this gives me the opportunity to network and interact with teachers where I get great ideas from folks who teach the same subject, just in different states."

Conditt also attended the National Network of State Teachers of the Year Conference held in Washington D.C. with seminars covering a variety of issues facing the educational system including innovative technology for the classroom; recent data and research on Social Emotional Learning; the EduColor Movement; and strategies to use when talking with legislators and other policy makers. "Being in the nation's capital always brings a special opportunity to see historic and governmental sites that we don't typically get to interact with due to our geography," said Conditt. "In order to improve my work, deepen my knowledge, and increase my skills, I have to engage in professional development." While at the conference, Conditt met with Washington State Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler to discuss federal funding structures and to advocate for Woodland's students and staff.

Katie Klaus, an English Language Learners (ELL), English, and History Teacher at Woodland High School, began the process of planning for this summer's professional development last year when she was named the James Madison Fellow for Washington State. Created by Congress, The James Madison Fellowship helps secondary-education teachers become scholars of the United States Constitution and includes a $24,000 scholarship to fund the pursuit of a master's degree. This summer, all James Madison Fellows attended a four-week institute at Georgetown University. "I met the Chief of Staff for the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, had a private tour of the Capitol where I met two senators, visited countless monuments and historical sites, and met current Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and former Secretary of Education John King," said Klaus. "Every day when I was in class or visiting sites, I would think, 'Oh! I can use that for my students!'"

Following the institute, Klaus visited Boston and New York to see additional historical sites including the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the 9/11 Memorial University. "This has been an amazing summer for me and I will never forget the things I've learned and the memories I've made," said Klaus. "I am so excited to start school so I can use all of my experiences in the classroom to enrich the education of my students!"

Woodland's teachers hold professional development as an integral part to their success with student learning. "I consider development a crucial part of my calling as a teacher," said Keefer. "Since I try to inspire my students to love learning both in and out of the classroom, I love getting the chance to be a student myself by learning more about my content and craft in order to pass that on to my students." Conditt agreed with Keefer, "Knowledge isn't static; it requires growth and every now and then, some cognitive dissonance," she said. "Teaching and learning is a field that is always evolving with new technologies, resources, and research that help inform our practice which I want to be able to provide my students in a classroom environment that maximizes their strengths and abilities."

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Attached Media Files: While attending the Institute, Katie Klaus met current Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and former Secretary of Education John King (pictured here). , Conditt met with Washington State Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler to discuss funding structures and to advocate for Woodland's students and staff. , Kyla Keefer (left) and Shari Conditt (right) met Mary Beth Tinker (center) who, as a student, helped pave the way for student free speech in
OHA State Health Assessment Themes and Strengths Subcommittee meets by webinar on September 1
Oregon Health Authority - 08/21/17 3:56 PM
August 21, 2017

What: OHA will host a meeting of the State Health Assessment Themes and Strengths Subcommittee to inform the development of the State Health Assessment.

Agenda: Review themes from existing community health assessments; discuss process and finding from Health Status Assessment subcommittee; discuss method for community engagement process.

When: Friday, September 1 from 1 -- 3 p.m. The meeting is open to the public. A 10-minute public comment period is at 2:30 p.m.; comments are limited to three minutes.

Where: Join the webinar at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5366789207224162562. For audio dial the conference call line: 1-877-848-7030, Access Code: 2030826#.

Oregon's revised State Health Assessment is one of three prerequisites for public health accreditation. The assessment describes the health of the population, identifies areas for improvement, contributing factors that impact health outcomes, and assets and resources that can be mobilized to improve population health.

The meeting site is accessible to people with disabilities. To request alternate formats, sign language interpreters, physical accessibility, or other reasonable accommodations, contact Cara Biddlecom at 971-673-2284 or cara.m.biddlecom@state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.

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Vision Discomfort or Changes After Watching the Eclipse? Have Your Eyes Examined
Pacific University - 08/21/17 3:11 PM
Pacific University EyeClinics encourage anyone experiencing eye discomfort or noticeable vision changes in the hours, days and even weeks following Monday's solar eclipse, to make an appointment for a comprehensive eye examination.

Eye pain, light sensitivity or other noticeable changes to vision can begin immediately, or more commonly, several hours and possibly days after viewing the sun without an appropriate filter such as ISO-approved solar glasses.

Solar retinopathy (damage to the eye's retinal tissue), may occur after viewing the unfiltered sun for just a few seconds, even if the sun is almost but not entirely eclipsed, as it was in most of Oregon on Monday morning.

Often times, there are no immediate symptoms or pain associated with retinal damage because retinas do not have pain receptors, says Dr. Lorne Yudcovitch. Changes to vision or light sensitivity may not be noticeable until the following day or longer, he added.

And, depending on the severity of the damage, vision problems may be treatable or permanent, but time is of the essence. Notice any discomfort or impairment in vision, and and have your eyes examined as soon as possible, he says.

Those who experience pain or vision difficulty, or are otherwise concerned about their eye health, can schedule a comprehensive examination at Pacific EyeClinic locations in Portland (downtown), Beaverton (The Round), Hillsboro (Health and Education District), Cornelius (Virginia Garcia Wellness Center) and Forest Grove (Pacific University Campus).

For more information, including a complete list of EyeClinic appointment phone numbers, please visit pacificu.edu/eyeclinic.
Portland's Beloved Community Invites Everyone to a Community-Building Event August 27th
Muslim Educational Trust - 08/21/17 3:04 PM
Starting with the premise that the opposite of fear is friendship, and the opposite of "hate crime" is "building the beloved community," join a diverse cross-section of your neighbors on the fourth Sunday of each month to make new friends and deepen your community relationships. Each gathering will welcome a different community leader who will share their vision of "what they are for" here in Oregon, and offer us a chance to discern and discuss what we are for
as well. Dinner will be provided. Brought to you by the Beloved Community of Oregon.

All people of good will are invited to a gathering on Sunday, August 27, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Southminster Presbyterian Church: 12250 SW Denney Rd, Beaverton, OR 97008

Our August Forum will welcome Kelly Weigel, Executive Director of the Western States Center, a group dedicated to building the power of community organizations that challenge and transform individuals, organizations, and systems, in order to achieve racial, gender, and economic justice. Kelly Weigel will offer her own vision of the kind of world she is working for, and offer us some guiding questions to do the same.

For more information or to arrange interviews, contact Rania Ayoub at the Muslim Educational Trust, (503) 579-6621; the Rev. Michael Ellick of First Congregational United Church of Christ, (503) 946-1043; or Jan Elfers, executive director of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, (503) 221-1054.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Center summarizes their namesake's vision in these words: "In the Beloved Community, poverty, hunger and homelessness will not be tolerated because international standards of human decency will not allow it. Racism and all forms of discrimination, bigotry and prejudice will be replaced by an all-inclusive spirit of sisterhood and brotherhood. In the Beloved Community, international disputes will be resolved by peaceful conflict-resolution and reconciliation of adversaries, instead of military power. Love and trust will triumph over fear and hatred. Peace with justice will prevail over war and military conflict."


Attached Media Files: 2017-08/3392/107201/Beloved_Community_Forum_-_August_27th_(2).pdf
Enhanced Enforcement Aims to Save Lives through Click it or Ticket Campaign
Polk Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/21/17 2:21 PM
From August 21st through September 3rd, 2017, deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office will participate in a statewide traffic enforcement campaign in an effort to save lives through increased seat belt use.

Currently, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause nationwide of death for children ages one through twelve years old. Child seats may increase crash survival by 71% for infants under one year old and by up to 59% for toddlers aged one to four. Booster seats may reduce the chance of nonfatal injury among four to eight year olds by 45% compared to safety belts used alone.

Oregon law requires children weighing under forty pounds to use a child seat with harness. Children under one year or weighing less than twenty pounds must ride in a rear-facing child seat. A child over forty pounds must use either a child seat or booster until they reach age eight or 4' 9" tall and the adult belt fits them correctly. If you are unsure whether your child is ready to transition to an adult belt system, use the easy five-step test here: http://www.carseat.org/Boosters/630.htm
For help installing child car seats, consult the seat manufacturer's instructions, your vehicle owner's manual, or visit a local child seat fitting station listed at: http://www.nhtsa.gov/apps/cps/index.htm or at http://oregonimpact.org/car-seat-resources/

Product recalls related to your vehicle's safety belt or your child's safety seat is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at http://www.nhtsa.gov/ or check with the product manufacturer.




The Polk County Sheriff's Office is committed to ensuring the safety of all individuals who live in and travel through Polk County. One of the most important safety measures individuals can take is buckle up. The enhanced enforcement is funded through USDOT's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Oregon eclipse update: stay a little longer ... avoid congestion (Photo)
Oregon Office of Emergency Management - 08/21/17 2:19 PM
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News release // Oregon Office of Emergency Management Joint Information Center // For Immediate Release // August 21, 2017

Media contact: Dave Thompson, Oregon Eclipse Joint Information Center, 503-378-3930

SALEM, Ore. --- What an amazing sight! #OREclipse was a huge success! Our thanks to Mother Nature for a most incredible Total Solar Eclipse in Oregon -- and for giving us clear skies over much of the viewing area. Working with our local, state and federal partners, as well as the media and the general public, got the word out about arriving early. People had little trouble getting to their eclipse viewing spots -- and overall had an excellent experience.
OEM, state, county and tribal agencies thank our media partners for helping share our preparedness messaging. We stressed the importance of safe travel, of preparing for delays, having adequate supplies, being mindful of fire dangers, and eclipse watchers did just that..

By being prepared and heeding requests to stay off the road, Oregonians made it possible for the state to sustain a substantial out-of-state and international visitor presence safely-- while also managing a large number of seasonal wildfires during an extremely dry summer.
We now encourage our eclipse visitors to stick around and enjoy everything our beautiful state and its communities have to offer. Oregon has abundant natural and cultural wonders to see. No glasses needed! From the Oregon Coast to the Snake River, there are millions of acres of public lands for you to explore. Stay awhile and visit recreation.gov and TravelOregon.com. .

We're seeing many eclipse viewers get on the roads now that the event is over. As a result there is heavy traffic congestion and slow going in parts of Oregon. If you must travel today, please plan your trip -- and be prepared to wait. If you're already home in Oregon, it might be best to stay put for a while. Be patient in traffic and, regardless of when you travel, ensure you have plenty of water, nonperishable foods and an emergency kit -- just in case traffic slows to a crawl in your area. Visit ODOT's Trip Check web page at TripCheck.com -- and check your entire route to make sure traffic is flowing before you head out.

Oregon's 211 information line and website at 211info.org continues to be the best source of information for Eclipse-related questions or concerns. Call 211 or go to 211info.org for answers to questions or to find help links to eclipse-related information.


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Attached Media Files: Totality in Salem
Battle Ground Public Schools conducts voluntary air quality testing
Battle Ground Sch. Dist. - 08/21/17 2:14 PM
As part of its ongoing safety measures, Battle Ground Public Schools has voluntarily tested its facilities for radon. Tests conducted in the district's school buildings found no elevated levels of radon in areas used by students and staff.

Just one location, a storage room at Laurin Middle School, tested above the action level for radon. Battle Ground Public Schools is working with a radon testing and mitigation specialist to determine how to mitigate this storage room.

Battle Ground Public Schools planned last year to test for radon after completing water testing in all of its buildings. The last time the district tested buildings for radon was in 2010-2011. Those results were within the EPA's acceptable limits, and there wasn't any mitigation.
Credit Union Robbery in North Portland
Portland Police Bureau - 08/21/17 2:12 PM
On Monday August 21, 2017, at 12:17 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at United Advantage Northwest Credit Union, located at 1430 North Killingsworth St.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke with employees who told police that the suspect presented a demand note, mentioned a weapon, and obtained an undisclosed amount of cash from the teller. No weapon was displayed during the robbery. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the bank without incident.

Officers did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description in the area.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 20-years-old, 6'00" tall with a thin muscular build.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Portland Police Bureau Robbery detectives at 503-823-0405, or the Portland office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) at 503-224-4181.

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Eclipse Event Update
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 08/21/17 2:02 PM
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley is happy to report the eclipse event has come and gone with very few issues across our county. The Sheriff's Office will continue to monitor the county for traffic concerns, search and rescue calls and anything else that may need our attention.

The Linn County Sheriff's Office was assisted by numerous agencies, which spent countless hours assisting with the preparation and monitoring of today's eclipse event. These agencies include the U.S. Forest Service, Linn County Public Health, Linn County Road Department, Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Washington County Sheriff's Office and Albany Fire Department.

Sheriff Riley would like to especially thank the following volunteer organizations that assisted: Linn County Search and Rescue, Linn County Mounted Posse, National Parks Service Hasty Team, Willamette Side-by-Side Club, Community Emergency Response Team, Amateur Radio Emergency Services, Lane County Search and Rescue and Eugene Mountain Rescue. Our volunteers play a vital role in allowing us to provide public safety services. I am very thankful for each volunteer, as we could not do our job without them.
Central Oregon Eclipse JIC Daily Update
Central Oregon Emergency Information Network - 08/21/17 1:35 PM
Monday, August 21, 2017, 1:30 p.m. UPDATE (last daily update from the JIC)

Information lines:

- General eclipse questions: 211
- General fire questions: 541-316-7711 or centralorfireinfo.blogspot.com
- Milli Fire: 541-316-7711
- Nena Springs Fire: 541-460-7525 or https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5489/
Monday highway traffic

Everyone is leaving! Check Tripcheck.com and 511 for updates. We are updating social media every hour.

211 Calls, texts and web visits

211info reports it received more than 2,000 phone calls and text messages and 4,000 web visits from residents and visitors seeking information about the eclipse. 211info will continue assisting with eclipse questions through Wednesday.

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality smoke/air quality report:

Most of Central Oregon had clear skies and good air quality Monday morning for the eclipse. Prineville, Redmond, Madras and Bend all had good air quality. The exception was in Sisters, which continues to have periods of hazardous air quality due to smoke from the nearby Milli Fire.

For more information: http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/

Milli Fire update:

The fire is now 10,496 acres. Most of the growth is into the wilderness. Fire crews are strengthening control lines. No structures have been destroyed. No changes in the evacuation levels. Highway 242 remains closed.



Nena Springs Fire update:

The fire did not grow yesterday. Level 1 evacuations remain in place. The shelter has been closed.


About the Multi-Agency Coordination Center (MACC)
Agency partners from Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties have come together as a Multi-Agency Coordination Center (MACC) to work across jurisdictional lines. This includes ensuring agencies have timely information and that resources are allocated appropriately to mitigate the impacts of the large influx in population.

About the Central Oregon Eclipse Joint Information Center (closing Tuesday, August 22)
The JIC is staffed by public information officers from MACC agencies to provide consistent, coordinated information to the media and to Central Oregon visitors and residents. The JIC helps media, travelers and the general public with timely access to information that will allow them to make decisions in support of a safe and enjoyable experience.

Accommodation Information for People with Disabilities
To obtain this information in an alternate format such as Braille, large print, electronic formats, etc. please contact COEIN at 541-550-4888 or centraloregoninfo@gmail.com.

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Oregon Public Safety Academy Pauses Law Enforcement Training to Participate in Solar Eclipse (Photo)
Ore. Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 08/21/17 1:18 PM
Basic Police 370
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More than 250 newly hired law enforcement officers in training paused this morning to partake in the 2017 total solar eclipse at the Oregon Public Safety Academy. These men and women are from law enforcement agencies around the state.

The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) held a campus-wide fire drill ahead of the total eclipse and incorporated the morning break so that staff and students could participate in this historic event. For those who wanted to remain outside to view the solar eclipse, special glasses were provided.

DPSST suspended training at the Academy for advanced and specialized classes today so law enforcement officers could be available in their local communities to support the influx of guests and be available for emergency incident response.

DPSST operates the state's public safety training academy which provides basic training to city, county, state, university and tribal law enforcement officers (police, corrections, parole and probation) and public safety communications specialists.

DPSST has been pleased to help support the efforts of the Oregon Department of Forestry, Oregon Emergency Management, Oregon Military Department, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency in their solar eclipse response coordination efforts around the state.

Oregon is preparing for fill more than 1,000 vacancies that are expected over the next two years as seasoned employees get ready for retirement. Men and women interested in a rewarding career of service should look at www.OregonPoliceJobs.com for employment opportunities.

For more information on Oregon Department of Forestry Fire Prevention seek: http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/Fire/pages/FirePrevention.aspx, or contact Mr. Ken Armstrong, at 503-945-7420.


Attached Media Files: Basic Police 370 , Basic Police 370 , Parole Class 75 , DPSST
Credit Union Visitors from Central America Enjoy Front Row Seats to Total Eclipse (Photo)
Northwest Credit Union Assn. - 08/21/17 12:56 PM
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SALEM, OR. --A delegation of credit union members, employees, and directors from Central America knew their trip to observe U.S. credit unions would be great. But they got a big bonus when Unitus Community Credit Union arranged for them to enter the path of totality for the 2017 solar eclipse.

Unitus President/CEO Steven Stapp hosted the visitors at the credit union's Salem branch. The delegation represents credit unions in Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, and Peru. Photos are attached. We hope you'll add them to your online albums. The World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) organized their visit to the Portland area, during which they will work with local credit unions for most of this week.

The Northwest Credit Union Association is the not-for-profit trade association representing over 180 credit unions in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho, and their 6.2 million consumer members. Northwest Credit unions are not-for-profit cooperatives, owned by their members. Credit unions help members achieve their financial goals. All earnings in excess of operating expenses and required reserves are returned to members in the form of lower loan rates, fewer fees and higher interest paid on savings. For information on how to join a credit union, please visit http://www.asmarterchoice.org.


Attached Media Files: 2017-08/4992/107192/Unitus_1.JPG , 2017-08/4992/107192/unitus_3.JPG , 2017-08/4992/107192/Unitus_2.JPG
Kelso Education Association and Kelso School District Reach Tentative Agreement
Kelso Sch. Dist. - 08/21/17 10:58 AM
The Kelso Education Association and the Kelso School District reached a tentative agreement Sunday afternoon. Details of the agreement will not be announced until teachers have an opportunity to be briefed and vote on the package.

KEA President Bob Gustin is pleased with the results, "I believe we have reached an agreement that improves working conditions that will benefit students while maintaining fiscal responsibility of the District budget."

Kelso School Board President Bob Lucas is similarly pleased, "It was a very smooth process. Both teams came prepared to work through the topics in an open and respectful manner." He added, with a smile, "This agreement eclipses anything we have seen before."
Milli Fire Update
Oregon State Fire Marshal - 08/21/17 9:27 AM
August 21, 2017 Morning Update

The main part of the fire was active overnight and is expected to continue to burn on the west and southwest flanks as it backs into the Wilderness area. The fire grew toward Lava Lake Camp and toward North Matthieu Lake. Crews and masticators will work along OR242 today to clear heavy fuels and strengthen the control line. Firefighters on Sunday were able to make very good progress extending and strengthening handlines and dozer lines along the north, east and southeast flanks in an effort to protect private lands and communities. Aircraft made multiple water drops on pockets of burning fuel along Whychus Creek near Forest Road 16. Moderate fire behavior is expected today with possible isolated torching.
Smoke from the inversion may keep aircraft grounded this morning. The weather forecast calls for an inversion which could keep aircraft grounded. Once airborne, pilots will concentrate on water drops in the Whychus Creek drainage area. During the darkest part of the eclipse, all ground and air operations will stop for 45 minutes for crew and pilots safety.

Structural task forces from the Oregon State Fire Marshal Green team, with resources from seven counties, continue to assist ground crews and patrol neighborhoods in the Level 3 evacuation area. Those crews will continue to patrol areas until the fire threat to the structures is lessened. No structures have been destroyed in this fire.

Smoke monitoring information is available at: oregonsmoke.blogspot.com. This site provides the latest information on smoke monitoring in the area along with information regarding the effects of smoke and possible health concerns related to it.

For additional Milli Fire information call: 541-316-7711

Evacuations:
Level 3 - The subdivisions of Crossroads, Edgington/Remunda, Wildwing, Peterson Burn Road Area, and along both sides of Three Creeks Lake Road (Forest Road 16) about one mile south of Sisters from the junction of the Brooks Scanlon logging road.
Level 1- The subdivision of Tollgate.

Road Closures:
OR242 east of Cascade Crest to the junction of Forest Road 15. For further information see www.tripcheck.com

Forest Closures:
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Milli Fire Information Officer

For more information, visit:
Inciweb Information System - Milli Fire
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Red Cross Houses 50 Overnight in Chetco Bar Wildfire Evacuation Shelter
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/21/17 8:55 AM
The American Red Cross continues to shelter people evacuated because of the Chetco Bar Fire in Curry County.

The Red Cross housed approximately 50 people in the Gold Beach Red Cross shelter last night, located at Riley Elementary School, 94350 6th St, Gold Beach, OR 97444.

Information on Red Cross shelter assistance:
Individuals and families in need of shelter assistance may simply show up at the shelter for help.
People facing evacuations and in need of shelter assistance may call (888) 680-1455.


For information on the Chetco Bar wildfire:
Residents in Curry County who have a landline will receive emergency notifications via that number.
Residents who do not have a landline or want to receive notifications on a cell phone must sign up for Emergency Alerts. To do this, go to the Curry County website or visit https://member.everbridge.net/index/89280773623773#/login
Residents in need of fire information may call the Chetco Bar Fire Information Line at: 541-247-3680
Residents facing evacuations should make arrangements to move property and livestock. Caged animals and livestock can relocate to the Curry County Fairgrounds (event center at the beach). For more info on livestock relocation to the fairgrounds, call 541-425-1821.


The Red Cross continues to operate a shelter in Sisters, OR due to the Milli Fire and housed 14 people overnight last night. The Sisters Red Cross Shelter is located at Sisters Middle School, 15200 Hwy 242 (McKenzie Highway), Sisters, OR. The Red Cross is partnering with the Pet Evacuation Team of Central Oregon to provide accommodations for evacuated pets. A representative from the Pet Evacuation Team will be on-site at the Red Cross shelter to answer questions and assist people coming to the shelter. Individuals and families affected by the wildfires and in need of shelter assistance are encouraged to simply show up at one of the shelters for help and information.
Chetco Bar Fire Daily Update
Oregon State Fire Marshal - 08/21/17 8:46 AM
August 20, 2017 8:30 a.m.

Community Meeting:
Azalea Middle School, 505 Pacific Ave, Brookings on Monday, Aug. 21, 6 p.m.

Evacuations:
Yesterday the Sheriff's Office issued an additional mandatory evacuation (Level 3) order that includes an area from the junction of Hwy 101 and Carpenterville Rd. north to the Pistol River, and east to the previous Level 3 evacuation areas. The Sheriff's Office will continue to evaluate the need for additional evacuation orders as necessary to protect public safety. Click here for an interactive evacuation map

The Red Cross is staffing an emergency evacuation shelter at Riley Creek Elementary in Gold Beach 94350 6th St. Gold Beach, OR. (541)-600-6068. There is no shelter in Brookings.

Current Situation:
Strong winds yesterday and overnight pushed the fire to the south and west. The present perimeter of the fire is in the vicinity of Nook Bar west to Ransom Ridge and north to Bosley Butte. Structure protection equipment will focus their work around homes. Unstable atmospheric conditions seen for the past several days will ease as a different weather pattern moves into the area. An infrared flight estimated the size at 91,551 acres. There will be significant smoke this weekend in the Brookings and Harbor area as a result of the fire. Air quality will fluctuate between "moderate" and "unhealthy for sensitive groups" in Brookings. For more information about air quality, please visit the Oregon Smoke Blog: http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/

Closures:
An area closure is in effect in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness in addition to the trail closures in place. Before you head out into the woods this weekend pleases check Inciweb or the Rouge River Siskiyou National Forest (RRSNF) homepage for all closure orders including those that pertain to the Chetco Bar Fire.

Safety Message:
Due to mandatory evacuations and heavy fire traffic travelers are encouraged to avoid highway 101.

As the eclipse approaches and traffic in the area significantly increases, please keep yourself and others safe. August is peak wildfire season in the Pacific Northwest. A small spark can rapidly become a large fire. Know fire risks and respect fire restrictions, such as campfire bans. Tread lightly and leave no trace. Leave your site better than you found it.

Fire at a Glance:
Size: 91,511 acres (approx.)
Cause: Lightning
Containment: 0%
Total Personnel: 400

Social Media Resources:
Twitter: @RRSNF #ChetcoBarFire
Facebook: /https://www.facebook.com/R6RRSNF/
Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5385/
E-mail: chetcobarfireinfo@gmail.com
Air Quality Report: http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/
Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 08/16/2017-08/21/2017
Sandy Police Dept. - 08/21/17 8:42 AM
Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 08/16/2017-08/21/2017

ESTACADA:

1C 2017-1386

On 08/16/2017 at about 1811 hrs., police responded to the 700 block of N Broadway Street regarding a reported restraining order violation. A report is pending (CAD).

1C 2017-1387

On 08/16/2017 at about 2012 hrs., police responded the 400 block of S Broadway Street to arrest Felicia A. Schwarz (24, of Estacada) for violation of her parole. She was lodged at Clackamas County Jail on no-bail.

1C 2017-1388

On 08/17/2017 at 1345 hrs., police received a phone report regarding a possible attempted arson in the 200 block of SW Club House Drive. The reporting party stated this occurred the night of 08/11/2017 and there was no damage.

1C 2017-1397

On 08/19/2017 at about 1455 hrs., police received a report about an assault in the 400 block of SE Main Street. A report is pending (CAD).

1C 2017-1400

On 08/17/2017 at around 1944 hrs., police were dispatched to a bank fraud in the 300 block of NW Zobrist Street. A report was taken.

1C 2017-1403

On 08/20/2017 at about 1940 hrs., officers responded to a report of a possible violation of a restraining order in the 700 block of N Broadway Street. Upon investigation of this incident, they determined that the complainant initiated contact with the other party, and that the respondent in the restraining order had only asked to be left alone. A report was taken.


SANDY:

18 2017-1381

On 08/16/2017 at 0718 hrs., police responded to a reported violation of a Restraining Order in the 39000 block of Proctor Boulevard. Officers found the suspect left a note on the front door of the business that was intended for their ex-girlfriend. It was determined that there was a valid No Contact Release agreement in place and the suspect violated it by leaving the note on the business door. Investigation is ongoing.

18 2017-1385

On 08/16/2017 at 1842 hrs., police towed a vehicle near Highway 26 and Ruben Lane because the driver of the vehicle was driving with a suspended license. The vehicle was towed from the scene and the driver was issued a traffic
citation for driving while suspended.

18 2017-1389

On 08/18/2017 at 0839 hrs., police responded to a report of criminal mischief in the 37000 block of Sunset Street. During the night, an unknown suspect gained access to the victims property, took their clay potted plants and smashed them in the street. A report was taken.

18 2017-1390

On 08/18/2017 at 1422 hrs., police received a phone report about criminal mischief in the 38000 block of Strawbridge Parkway. An unknown suspect had damaged the paint on a parked vehicle. The reporting party had no suspect information; a report was taken.

18 2017-1391

On 08/18/2017 at 1601 hrs., police received a phone report regarding a stolen trailer from the 37000 block of Highway 26. The reporting party stated an unknown suspect stole their 4x6 utility trailer. A report was taken.

18 2017-1393

On 08/18/2017 at about 1830 hrs., a man living in the 39000 block of Dubarko Road called to report vandalism to his vehicle. Sometime overnight, unknown suspects threw eggs at the side of the man's vehicle. There were no suspects seen or heard. The man does not know if the eggs damaged his vehicle.

18 2017-1394

On 08/18/2017 at about 2010 hrs., an officer responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 37000 block of Dubarko Road. A 17 year old male was taken into protective custody for being a minor in possession of marijuana. He was taken to the Juvenile Intake and Assessment Center and was later released to a parent.

18 2017-1395

On 08/19/2017 at 1048 hrs., police responded to the 39100 block of Proctor Blvd on a theft that had just occurred. The suspect went into a business and took two backpack-style leaf blowers. The suspect then fled the scene in a brown mini van. They were last seen heading eastbound on Pioneer Boulevard. The suspects were not located at that time. Police obtained the serial numbers for the stolen merchandise and entered them into the LEDS Database as stolen items.

18 2017-1396

On 08/19/2017 at 1148 hrs., a victim called police to report the theft of his bicycle, an orange with green trim Trek mountain bike valued at $200. The bicycle was stolen from the 38000 block of Proctor Blvd while the victim was inside a business.


18 2017-1398

On 08/19/2017 at 1437 hrs., police responded to the 37600 block of Sandy Heights Street on an Animal Complaint. The reporting party stated a dog had been left in the field all day. It had been tied to a backpack and left in the sun. Since the owner could not be determined, the dog was taken to Clackamas County Dog Services.

18 2017-1402

On 08/20/2017 at 1105 hrs., police responded to a suspicious vehicle report in the 19000 block of Wellesley Avenue. Timothy Davis was identified and arrested on a parole violation detainer. He was transported to Clackamas County Jail, where he was lodged on no-bail.

18 2017-1404

On 08/20/2017 at about 2030 hrs., three juveniles and an 18 year old were trespassed from Meinig Park after they were found violating park rules regarding tobacco use. All four subjects were given notices of their exclusion from all city parks for 30 days and were given citations for violations.

18 2017-1405

On 08/20/2017 at 2110 hrs., a non-injury traffic crash occurred because one driver was blocking a lane of traffic on 362nd Drive near Skogan Road. A driver having a medical issue came around a corner and hit the first vehicle. There were no injuries, but the driver with the medical issue was checked by medical personnel. No citations were issued.
UPDATE: PPB Investigates Related Stabbing, Shootings and Crash in SE Portland -- Arrest (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/21/17 7:14 AM
Vesther JJ Brown
Vesther JJ Brown
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The suspect in a stabbing, shooting and vehicle crash that required nine people be transported to the hospital; two for gunshot injuries and seven because of injuries sustained during a car crash, has been identified as 20-year-old Vesther J.J. Brown. Brown was lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on two counts of Attempt Aggravated Murder, two counts of Attempt Assault in the First Degree, two counts of Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Assault in the Second Degree.

Based on information learned in the investigation so far, Brown knew the people that were victims in the stabbing and shooting.

Brown will be arraigned on Tuesday August 22, 2017.

This investigation continues and anyone with information should contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.


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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###
On Sunday August 20, 2017, at 12:55 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a stabbing in the 16500 block of Southeast Division Street.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the victim of the stabbing. The stabbing victim sustained an injury that did not require transport to the hospital and he was treated at the scene.

While investigating the stabbing, officers learned that people in the area heard gunfire in the 16100 block of Southeast Sherman Street. Additional officers responded to this location and located a woman who had a non-life-threatening gunshot injury. The woman was transported to the hospital by ambulance.

While investigating the shooting on Southeast Sherman Street, officers learned the suspect in this shooting was also the suspect in the earlier stabbing on Southeast Division Street. Officers continued to investigate both the stabbing and shooting, during which time they learned the man had left with a young boy in a truck.

At 1:14 p.m., a caller reported a multiple-vehicle crash near the 15600 block of Southeast Division Street. Additional officers came to the crash scene and located a young boy with a gunshot wound and multiple people with injuries from the traffic crash. The suspect involved in the shootings, stabbing and traffic crash was also at the scene. The boy was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect was taken into custody and firearm located and taken as evidence. There were seven victims in the car crash that were transported to area hospitals by ambulance with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team and Child Abuse Team Detectives are responding to the location.

The area on Southeast Division Street between Southeast 154th Avenue and Southeast 158th Avenue will be closed to vehicle traffic for the next two to three hours as the three related incidents are investigated.

The PIO is en route to the location. All interested media should respond to Southeast 154th Avenue and Southeast Division Street.

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Attached Media Files: Vesther JJ Brown
Evacuations for Chetco Bar Fire Expanded; Areas of Hwy 101 Closed - 211 Info is a Resource for Affected Residents
Oregon Office of Emergency Management - 08/21/17 6:27 AM
Salem, OR -- August 20, 2017 -- Due to continued fire activity, Curry County Sheriff's Office, in coordination with the Chetco Bar Fire Incident Management Team, have raised evacuation levels for residents in the Chetco Bar Fire area within Curry County, Oregon.

Residents with questions about evacuation areas, shelter resources and wildfire preparedness can call 211 Info for assistance. 211 Info operators have been available since last Wednesday, providing information to visitors to Oregon for the total solar eclipse; operators have been provided information on activities surrounding the Chetco Bar Fire near Brookings and can offer informational resources to those affected by the wildfire.

211 info hours are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The Sheriff's Office has begun Level 3 evacuation notices to all residents from the intersection of Carpenterville and Hwy 101 north to the Pistol River and east from the ocean. This includes all of Cape Ferrelo and South Pistol River areas. Level 3 indicates imminent fire danger. Residents need to evacuate and relocate immediately. This affects only the residents in the listed areas at this time. Residents in the affected areas can reference INCIWEB for current information to view the evacuation map, and for other resources.

ODOT: SW Oregon: U.S. 101 (Brookings area): Due to the Chetco Bar Fire, Carpenterville Highway (Oregon 255) is closed to all but local residents/emergency crews south of Pistol River and north of Brookings due to upgraded mandatory evacuations. U.S. 101 is open but travel is discouraged north of the Brookings area due to evacuation status.

All Level 3 evacuations remain in place: Gardner Ridge Road to the Wilson Creek area, and along the Chetco River from Gardner Ridge Road to the Wilderness Retreat area.
Early Morning Fire Damages Hillsboro Home (Photo)
Hillsboro Fire and Rescue - 08/21/17 4:56 AM
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Dispatchers at Washington County 911 received an emergency call at 2:45AM this morning reporting a fire on the front porch of a residence in the 4100 block of NE Olympic Street in Hillsboro. 911 immediately dispatched eight Hillsboro Fire and Rescue units and 23 personnel to the scene.

Engine 2 from the Brookwood fire station arrived in just over three minutes of being dispatched and found a fire burning on the exterior of the structure spreading into the interior living area and attic space of the home. The homes occupants, two adults and five children were found safely outside the home on the fire departments arrival. Engine 2 and other arriving personnel mounted an aggressive fire attack stopping the momentum of the fire within five minutes of arrival. However, crews are expected to remain on scene for an extended period of time salvaging savable property, overhauling the fire involved area, looking fire hot spots and determining the cause of the blaze.

There were no reported injures as a result of the fire and Chaplains from Hillsboro Fire and Rescue are assisting the family living at the location with alternative housing accommodations and other logistical needs.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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Attempted Armed Robbery in Waldport- Suspect in Custody (Photo)
Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/21/17 2:32 AM
Dellas Dean Hall
Dellas Dean Hall
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On August 20th, 2017 at approximately 7:22 PM, Lincoln County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to a reported armed robbery at a restaurant in the 100 block of NW Highway 101 in Waldport. 911 calls reported that a man brandished a firearm and demanded money from the restaurant. A witness reported the suspect entered a vehicle and fled the scene eastbound on East Alsea Highway. A second witness reported the vehicle stopped in the 3700 block of East Alsea Highway, at which point the suspect fled on foot into a nearby RV park.

Deputies responded to the scene and quickly located the suspect hiding in a brushy area of the RV park. The suspect, 29 year-old Dellas Dean Hall of Waldport, was taken into custody without incident. Hall was transported to the Lincoln County Jail where he was lodged on one count of Robbery in the First Degree (Attempted) and four counts of Menacing. Hall's bail was set at $160,000.

Anyone who witnessed this incident is encouraged to contact the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office at (541) 265-0777. The Newport Police Department and Oregon State Police assisted in this investigation.

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Respectfully Submitted,

Derek Etheridge, Patrol Sergeant
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
225 W. Olive St
Newport, Or 97365
(541) 265-0686
http://www.lincolncountysheriff.net


Attached Media Files: Dellas Dean Hall
Sun. 08/20/17
Sewage overflows from manhole at Sellwood Riverfront Park, river not affected
Portland Bureau of Environmental Services - 08/20/17 10:09 PM
Sanitary Sewage Release Advisory

(this is not a combined sewer overflow [CSO] advisory)

(August 20, 2017) - Sewer maintenance crews responded Sunday afternoon to a report of sewage flowing from a manhole at the southwest corner of Sellwood Riverfront Park near SE Spokane Street. An unknown quantity of sewage discharged from a manhole and is being contained and cleaned up by sewer maintenance crews.

The flow did NOT reach the Willamette River, according to preliminary field reports.

The public is advised to adhere to the warning signs posted at the site.

The cause is unknown at this time. Pipes that become blocked with grease, tree roots, and debris are the most common cause of sewage overflows. Environmental Services advises the public not to flush anything other than waste and toilet paper, and to not put anything down storm drains, which are intended for rainfall only.

The City of Portland treats an average of 70 million gallons of wastewater each day. Over one-third of Portland's more than 2,500 miles of sewer pipes are over 80 years old. This sewage release is not related to the City of Portland's combined sewer overflow control system. ###
The American Red Cross Relocates Bookings Shelter to Gold Beach
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/20/17 10:03 PM
The American Red Cross continues to provide shelter and aid to people displaced by wildfires throughout Oregon.

The Red Cross shelter, established because of level 3 evacuations due to the Chetco Bar Fire in Curry County, has moved from Brookings to Gold Beach, Oregon.

The new shelter location is: Riley Elementary School, 94350 6th St, Gold Beach, OR 97444.

The move was made due to increased firefighting activity in the area of the Brookings shelter and to create more distance between the fire area and the evacuation center.

The Red Cross continues to operate a shelter in Sisters, OR due to the Milli Fire. The Sisters Red Cross Shelter is located at Sisters Middle School, 15200 Hwy 242 (McKenzie Highway), Sisters, OR. The Red Cross is partnering with the Pet Evacuation Team of Central Oregon to provide accommodations for evacuated pets. A representative from the Pet Evacuation Team will be on-site at the Red Cross shelter to answer questions and assist people coming to the shelter.


At all shelters individuals and families affected by the wildfires and in need of shelter assistance are encouraged to simply show up at one of the shelters for help and information.
Oregon eclipse update: last minute prep for E-Day
Oregon Office of Emergency Management - 08/20/17 4:13 PM
News release // Oregon Office of Emergency Management Joint Information Center // For Immediate Release // August 20, 2017


Media contact: Chris Havel, Oregon Eclipse Joint Information Center, 503-378-3930

SALEM, Ore. -- Monday is E-day! The day Eclipse fans have all been anticipating for so long. The Total Solar Eclipse finally occurs in Oregon tomorrow morning starting at 10:15 a.m. on the Oregon Coast.

While the moon will surely cover the sun for a full two minutes, conditions will remain in flux here on the ground long before and after. The Oregon Office of Emergency Management and its local, state and federal partners have provided information for residents and visitors who want information about changing conditions leading up to and after the eclipse.

Oregon's 211 information line and website at 211info.org has logged more than 1,700 calls and nearly 4,000 visits to the web to their eclipse web page since Wednesday. This service continues to be the best source of information for Eclipse-related questions or concerns. Call 211 or 211info.org is a great resource for answers to questions that are eclipse-related.

Prior to the eclipse, take a moment to check your eclipse viewing glasses and make sure it has an ISO logo and note that indicates the glasses meet the requirement for ISO 12312-2:2015. If your eclipse glasses do not have this certification, do not use them! Consider making a 'pinhole' viewing apparatus. Directions on how to make a pinhole viewer can be found on the OEM Facebook page at facebook.com/OMDOEM.

Traffic has been picking up in some areas of the state on Sunday, but the good news is that traffic was still moving well. Should roads become clogged, be patient and practice #SafeDriving. Continue to plan ahead. Make sure you get on the road with a sufficient supply of water, plenty of snacks and an emergency supply kit. Check traffic on your driving route by visiting the Oregon Department of Transportation's Trip Check web page at TripCheck.com. ODOT personnel are on the roads around the clock to monitor traffic and help with the flow.
Current weather forecasts indicate promising skies for eclipse viewing. However, conditions can change. The National Weather Service has created a page specifically for Eclipse viewers who want updated weather conditions in their area: www.weather.gov/eclipse.

The Office of Emergency Management's Emergency Coordination Center is fully activated to coordinate response to the growing number of wildfires in the state. OEM's online Real-time Assessment and Planning Tool, known as RAPTOR, has updated information on wildfires and any wildfire-related road closures. People can access RAPTOR through OEM's web page or they may go to www.tinyURL.com/OregonRaptor. It is important that travelers stay informed about conditions in the area in which they are traveling and take appropriate precautions.

Weather and smoke levels can vary dramatically -- even hourly -- during wildfires. Visit oregonsmoke.blogspot.com for the latest information on smoke conditions in your area. Take precautions based on your individual health needs and the smoke levels around you.
If you are traveling to Oregon, please plan to stay around for a while after the eclipse to enjoy some of the beautiful scenery and great activities our state has to offer. For information and excellent ideas, visit TravelOregon.com.

"There's a wealth of things folks can do once the two minutes of totality are over and eclipse events come to a close across the country," said Linea Gagliano, Director, Global Communications at Travel Oregon. "There are vineyards and breweries, the beach and other tremendous scenic areas. The possibilities in Oregon are endless."


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Explosive growth on Chetco Bar Fire leads to conflagration declaration
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/20/17 4:08 PM
Several existing fires in Oregon grew yesterday, with the greatest growth on the Chetco Bar Fire in Curry County in southwest Oregon. Overnight strong north winds pushed the fire south, increasing it by thousands of acres and threatening land protected by the Coos Forest Protective Association. Infrared mapping shows the total fire size as of this morning had reached about 31,000 acres according to a news release from the fire's Incident Management Team. Gov. Kate Brown has invoked the Emergency Conflagration Act to allow for the mobilization of additional resources.

The fire is exhibiting extreme behavior with long-range spotting, prompting Level 3 evacuations and closure of the Kalmiopsis Wilderness. Significant smoke is also affecting air quality this weekend in Brookings. The fire was started by lightning July 12 on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest.

Fire managers from the Coos Forest Protective Association are engaged in the fire. They are focused on lands they protect which are threatened by the Chetco Bar Fire. ODF will send additional resources to CFPA as they are needed to help that mission.

Temporary Flight Restriction issued for Chetco Bar
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) over the Chetco Bar Fire. Any private aircraft or drone that violates the TFR could face serious criminal charges. Visit the FAA's website www.KnowBeforeYouFly.org. Because of the potential to interfere with aircraft fighting a fire, it's never a good idea to send a private drone to any wildfire. Remember, "If you fly, we can't!"

ODF is fully engaged on wildfires
ODF is fully engaged on wildfires across the state, conducting those operations safely, efficiently and effectively. As was done in the busy wildfire years of 2013-15, to sustain our operations ODF has again been mobilizing resources from the national system and our Canadian partners.

ODF is integrated with Oregon's Office of Emergency Management to manage demands resulting from the solar eclipse. The influx of visitors coincides with the state's peak fire season.

New wildfires on ODF-protected land
To date, ODF's emphasis on putting out fires as early as possible on lands we protect has helped keep acres burned on those lands far below the 10-year average.

Raven's Ridge Fire
ODF's Forest Grove unit responded to the 19-acre Raven's Ridge Fire. The fire started Saturday afternoon in steep slash and timber in western Washington County. ODF staff now have the fire 100 percent lined and are mopping up. They were aided in their suppression efforts by a logging operator's dozer and excavator. Other assistance was provided by rural fire departments from Banks, Cornelius, Forest Grove, Vernonia and Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue, as well as Fire Boss planes and South Fork inmate crews.

Backside Baldy Lane Fire
An aggressive and coordinated initial attack by the Douglas Forest Protective Association and North Douglas County Fire and EMS stopped a fast-moving grass fire late Saturday afternoon three miles northwest of Yoncalla. DFPA's helicopter dropped buckets of water on the head of the fire to slow its forward spread. Engine crews from both agencies and a bull dozer from the landowner then worked around the outside of the fire, stopping it at approximately 12 acres. The cause is under investigation.

Updates on other existing Oregon wildfires

Milli Fire - Deschutes National Forest
Protecting structures remains a high priority for this fire just outside Sisters. Evacuations, closures of roads and recreation areas are in place. Visible smoke from the fire may impact eclipse visibility in the vicinity. Information posted by the incident still shows it at 7,814 acres.

More than 480 personnel are reported engaged in fighting the fire. ODF, Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests, Oregon State Fire Marshall's Office, and Oregon Department of Transportation are cooperating with the Southwest Area Incident Management Team to manage the fire.

Belknap Fire - Ochoco National Forest
The lightning-caused wildfire 20 miles northeast of Prineville is reported at 75 percent contained. It has been burning in the Mill Creek Wilderness.

Falcon Complex -
This group of fires burning in timber roughly 17 miles north of Prospect in southern Oregon has grown by 300 acres to a total size of 2,200 acres. It is reported as 17 percent contained.

High Cascades Complex - in and around Crater Lake National Park
This complex of fires has grown a reported 572 acres over the past 24 hours to 11,226 acres. The fire is exhibiting moderate fire behavior. Over a hundred Oregon National Guard members are helping at the fire since being mobilized earlier this week. Road, trail and area closures are in place.

Jones Fire - Willamette National Forest
This fire east of Springfield has grown by a thousand acres and is reported this morning at 3,728 acres. Structures and commercial timber are threatened and there have been area closures and campground evacuations. Burnout operations are a part of the fire plan.

Miller Complex - Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
The total acreage burned was reported at 5,302 acres, an increase of 634 acres. The Complex is burning in timber southwest Jackson County near the California border.

Nena Springs - Warm Springs reservation
Growth overnight on this fire was more limited than yesterday, increasing by 2,132 acres to 68,135 total acres burned.

Staley Fire - Willamette National Forest
No growth in the fire had been reported by early this morning. It is still listed at 761 acres. This fire 23 miles south of Oakridge is just a few miles from ODF-protected land. ODF is engaging with the Incident Management Team managing the fire.

Umpqua North Complex - Umpqua National Forest
This group of fires is now reported at 6,878 acres. ODF and the Douglas Forest Protective Association are part of a Unified Command formed in response to the fire. Campground and area closures are in effect and evacuations are in place.

Whitewater Fire - Willamette National Forest / ODF North Cascade District
This fire is now reported at 7,599 acres, an increase of 568 acres. Burnout operations have been conducted to remove vegetation between this fire and control lines, helping keep the fire from spreading into private forestland. Two Oregon Army National Guard Ch-47 helicopters continue making water drops on the fire.

Fire conditions forecast
Skies should be sunny across the state for tomorrow's eclipse except at the coast. Dry, sunny weather keeps fuels dry, making them ignite easily.

Lightning is expected to return to south-central Oregon Tuesday, spreading more widely to central and eastern Oregon on Wednesday. New wildfires are likely in the wake of the thunderstorms. Fire restrictions and closures remain in effect. To find those for ODF-protected lands, go to http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/Fire/Pages/Restrictions.aspx

For more information on wildfires and wildfire readiness, please go to the department's wildfire blog.
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Central Oregon Eclipse JIC Daily Update
Central Oregon Emergency Information Network - 08/20/17 1:08 PM
Sunday, August 20, 2017, 1 p.m. UPDATE

Time of the eclipse (in Madras):

- Begins: 9:06 a.m.
- Total darkness begins (in Madras): 10:19 a.m.
- Total darkness lasts (in Madras): 2 minutes and 2 seconds

Information lines:

- General eclipse questions: 211
- General fire questions: 541-316-7711 or centralorfireinfo.blogspot.com
- Milli Fire: 541-316-7711
- Nena Springs Fire: 541-460-7525 or https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5489/

Madras plane crash update:

Jefferson County Sheriff Jim Adkins and his team completed the first steps of their investigation into the August 19 crash of a passenger plane crash near Willow Creek Canyon near the Madras Airport, and have now concluded that only one person, the pilot, was aboard the aircraft.

County officials had initially stated there were two people aboard the plane who did not survive the crash. Adkins said emergency personnel worked late into the night and made contact with owners of the downed plan and now are certain only one person was on board. The aircraft was completely destroyed and had been engulfed by fire.

Adkins said investigations and statements obtained from family and friends along with investigation on scene indicate the pilot was alone at the time of the crash. "A reservation tied to the plane for two persons to stay in the local area originally suggested that the pilot and a passenger were on board," Adkins said. "After talking to a family member who had originally planned to make the trip, but changed plans, we can confirm there was just one person on the flight," he added.

Adkins expressed appreciation to the Oregon State Police and Jefferson County Fire Department, BNSF Railroad and EMS personnel, along with local volunteers, who assisted at the crash site.

The investigation by federal aviation officials is ongoing.

Saturday highway traffic

ODOT reports that traffic on US Highway 97 northbound at Chemult was nearly triple that of the average Saturday in August 2016. US Highway 26 between Warm Spring and Madras had volume more than 50 percent above average for Saturdays in August 2016.

Traffic leaving Crook County

Traffic is expected to be heavy traveling west through Prineville beginning Monday after the eclipse, through Wednesday when the Symbiosis event concludes. County operations and law enforcement continue to work with county emergency management, fire and EMS as well as the road department and ODOT to mitigate the impact to local residents.

Milli Fire update:

There will be more smoke visible today as firefighters continue burn out operations to strengthen and connect fire lines. On Saturday, the fire grew on the east flank to the north and south as firefighters completed a fire line on the southeast corner of the fire to protect Whychus Creek and properties to the east and northeast. Heavy and lighter fuels on the north side of the fire were cleared with burn-out operations and heavy equipment, including masticators and dozers - those operations will continue today. Weather is expected to continue to be a challenge, with the possibility of wind driven embers igniting spot fires ahead of the main fire. The main focus will be to protect infrastructure, structures and other values by holding lines already constructed and building new ones.

Evacuations:

Level 3: The subdivisions of Crossroads, Edgington, Remuda, Wildwing and Peterson Burn roads area, and along both sides of Three Creeks Lake Road (Forest Road 16) about one mile south of Sisters from the junction of the Brooks Scanlon logging road; Level 1: The subdivision of Tollgate

Road closures:

OR242 east of Cascade Crest to the junction of Forest Road 15. For further information see www.tripcheck.com.

Forest closures:

There is an area closure in place in the Deschutes National Forest, due to fire activity. For more information: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/deschutes/alerts-notices

Nena Springs Fire update:

No news to report and no changes to the evacuation levels. Fire managers will review the risk levels and decided whether to reduce the evacuation levels later today. They are evaluating a possible burnout in the interior of the fire, which -- if it occurs -- will produce a visible column of smoke.

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality smoke/air quality report:

Central Oregon saw smoke and haze Sunday, with Sisters getting significant smoke from the Milli Fire. Sisters had hazardous air quality early Sunday morning and into the afternoon.
Madras and Bend both had moderate air quality, with some haze passing through the region. Prineville was smoke-free on Sunday.

Conditions can change rapidly and smoke is difficult to predict, though forecasters think air quality throughout Central Oregon should generally improve heading into the eclipse Monday. One exception could be Sisters, which can expect heavy smoke to linger due to the close proximity of the Milli Fire.

People who are sensitive to smoke, which includes children, the elderly and those with asthma, should remain indoors, where air quality is generally better than outside. When indoors, keep windows and doors closed if possible. When running air conditioners, keep the fresh air intake closed and the filter clean to prevent outdoor smoke from getting inside.

People should also consider taking the following precautions:

Be aware of smoke concentrations in your area and avoid the
places with highest concentrations.
Avoid strenuous outdoor activity in smoky conditions.
If you have heart disease, asthma or other respiratory ailments, or
are over 65, you have a higher risk of illness from wildfire smoke.
Be aware of smoke concentrations in your area and avoid the
Small children and pregnant women are also at increased risk.
People suffering from asthma or other respiratory problems should
follow their breathing management plans or contact their healthcare
providers.

Eyewear:

Viewing an eclipse requires proper eye protection at all times. For more information on NASA approved eclipse safety glasses visit https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety)

About the Multi-Agency Coordination Center (MACC)
Agency partners from Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties have come together as a Multi-Agency Coordination Center (MACC) to work across jurisdictional lines. This includes ensuring agencies have timely information and that resources are allocated appropriately to mitigate the impacts of the large influx in population.

About the Central Oregon Eclipse Joint Information Center
The JIC is staffed by public information officers from MACC agencies to provide consistent, coordinated information to the media and to Central Oregon visitors and residents. The JIC helps media, travelers and the general public with timely access to information that will allow them to make decisions in support of a safe and enjoyable experience.

Accommodation Information for People with Disabilities
To obtain this information in an alternate format such as Braille, large print, electronic formats, etc. please contact COEIN at 541-550-4888 or centraloregoninfo@gmail.com.

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Red Cross Wildfire Evacuation Shelters House More Than Two Dozen People Saturday Night
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/20/17 11:04 AM
The American Red Cross housed more than two dozen people at three shelters throughout Oregon last night. Hundreds of people have been forced to evacuate from their homes due to the Milli, Chetco Bar and Nena Springs Wildfires burning near Sisters, Brookings, and Warm Springs, Oregon.

Red Cross volunteers and staff continue to operate two shelters today in Brookings and Sisters, Oregon. Shelter addresses are as follows:

Brookings Red Cross Shelter: Brookings Harbor High School, 625 Pioneer Rd, Brookings, OR. The Red Cross is partnering with several community partners that will provide accommodations for evacuated pets and livestock. Information on these accommodations is available at the shelter.

Sisters Red Cross Shelter: Sisters Middle School, 15200 Hwy 242 (McKenzie Highway), Sisters, OR. The Red Cross is partnering with the Pet Evacuation Team of Central Oregon to provide accommodations for evacuated pets. A representative from the Pet Evacuation Team will be on-site at the Red Cross shelter to answer questions and assist people coming to the shelter.

At all shelters individuals and families affected by the wildfires and in need of shelter assistance are encouraged to simply show up at the shelter for help and information.


Attached Media Files: 2017-08/1190/107165/WildfireChecklist.pdf
Madras Plane Crash Update #2, August 20
Central Oregon Emergency Information Network - 08/20/17 10:15 AM
Central Oregon Emergency Information Network
541-550-4888, centraloregoninfo@gmail.com


Madras Plane Crash Update
10:15 a.m. August 20, 2017

Jefferson County Sheriff Jim Adkins and his team have completed the first steps of their investigation into the August 19 crash of a passenger plane crash near Willow Creek Canyon near the Madras Airport, and have now concluded that only one person, the pilot, was aboard the aircraft.

County officials had initially stated there were two people aboard the plane who did not survive the crash. Adkins said emergency personnel worked late into the night and made contact with owners of the downed plane and now are certain only one person was on board. The aircraft was completely destroyed and had been engulfed by fire.

Adkins said investigations and statements obtained from family and friends along with investigation on scene indicate the pilot was alone at the time of the crash.

"A reservation tied to the plane for two persons to stay in the local area originally suggested that the pilot and a passenger were on board," Adkins said.

"After talking to a family member who had originally planned to make the trip, but changed plans, we can confirm there was just one person on the flight," he added.

Adkins expressed appreciation to the Oregon State Police and Jefferson County Fire Department, BNSF Railroad and EMS personnel, along with local volunteers, who assisted at the crash site.

The investigation by federal aviation officials is ongoing.

3:45 p.m. update August 19 - Madras Plane Crash

Emergency responders on scene have confirmed that a passenger on the plane has also been found deceased. Officials confirmed there were two occupants on board.

Prior news release:

At 1:54 p.m. today, August 19, 911 dispatchers notified the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office of a plane crash in Willow Creek Canyon.

Deputies from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Oregon State Troopers, along with Jefferson County Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene.

Emergency responders reached the plane from the south side of the canyon and found the plane fully engulfed in flames near the top of the canyon.

Officials confirmed the pilot did not survive the crash.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

Witnesses are being interviewed at this time.

A small fire resulting from the crash is no longer a threat to the area and is being mopped up. No other property was damaged.

Original Flash Alert August 19:

Central Oregon Emergency Information Network: Plane down in Madras, Oregon. Jefferson County Emergency Manager Mark Carman confirms a small plane down in the Willow Creek Canyon Area in Madras Oregon. The location is approximately one mile south of the Madras Airport runway. Emergency responders are on scene. Updates to follow.


About the Multi-Agency Coordination Center (MACC)
Agency partners from Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties have come together as a Multi-Agency Coordination Center (MACC) to work across jurisdictional lines. This includes ensuring agencies have timely information and that resources are allocated appropriately to mitigate the impacts of the large influx in population.

About the Central Oregon Eclipse Joint Information Center (JIC)
The JIC is staffed by public information officers from MACC agencies to provide consistent, coordinated information to the media and to Central Oregon visitors and residents. The JIC helps media, travelers and the general public with timely access to information that will allow them to make decisions in support of a safe and enjoyable experience.
Chetco Bar Fire declared a conflagration
Oregon State Fire Marshal - 08/20/17 8:23 AM
Early this morning Governor Kate Brown declared the Chetco Bar Fire burning in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest near Brookings a conflagration. The declaration cleared the way for the state fire marshal to mobilize firefighters and equipment to assist local resources battling the fire.

The Office of State Marshal's Blue Incident Management Team and four structural protection task forces from Yamhill County, Lane County, Lincoln/Polk counties, and the Rogue Valley will be working to protect structures.

Approximately 300 homes are under a Level 3 Evacuation notice (Go) and another 1,000 homes are at a Level 2 (Get Set) Evacuation notice.

The Sheriff's Office has issued a mandatory evacuation (Level 3) order that encompasses Gardner Ridge Road to the Wilson Creek area, and along the Chetco River from Gardner Ridge Road to the Wilderness Retreat area. A Level 2 notice (Be Ready) has been issued from Tide Rock to Cameron Bridge and from Shady to Mt. Emily road. The Sheriff's Office will be evaluating the need for additional evacuation orders as necessary to protect public safety.

The Chetco Bar Fire has burned approximately 31,000 acres.


Oregon's conflagration may be invoked only by the Governor and allows the State Fire Marshal to dispatch structural firefighters and equipment. More information on Conflagration and Emergency Mobilization is available at OSFM website:
http://www.oregon.gov/OSP/SFM/2008_Oregon_Fire_Service_Mobilization_Plan.shtml.

Additional resources on surviving wildfires may be accessed at:
Wildfire...Evacuation Readiness http://egov.oregon.gov/OSP/SFM/docs/Comm_Ed/WUI/wildfire_evac.doc
After the Wildfire... http://egov.oregon.gov/OSP/SFM/docs/Comm_Ed/WUI/After_a_wildfire.doc

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Commercial Fire in SE Salem
Salem Fire Dept. - 08/20/17 7:49 AM
The Salem Fire Department is responding to a 2-alarm fire in a commercial structure near the Intersection of Bush Street SE and Commercial Street SE.

Additional information will be provided when it is available.
Arrest made in Hit and Run crash
Gresham Police Dept - 08/20/17 2:57 AM
Gresham, Ore.--On August 19, 2017 at around 9:30 pm, Carlton Dean Burton, a 63 year-old male, turned himself in to Portland Police, Central Precinct for the crash which led to the death of a 3-year-old child earlier in the evening. The address of the crash was 115 SE 162nd Avenue. Mr. Dean was interviewed by Investigators of the East County Vehicular Crimes Team and ultimately lodged at Multnomah County Detention Center (MCDC). Mr. Dean was charged with the following crimes:

ORS. 163.145 Criminally Negligent Homicide
ORS. 811.705 Failure to Perform Duties of a Driver to injured persons
ORS. 811.140 Reckless Driving

There is no listed address for Mr. Dean. The East County Vehicular Crimes Team is continuing to investigate the fatal crash.

Police are asking anyone with additional information about this case to contact the Gresham Police Department tip line at 503-618-2917

No additional information at this time.
Sat. 08/19/17
Enjoy the eclipse and keep Oregon safe from wildfire
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/19/17 10:27 PM
SALEM, Ore. -- Thousands of people planned long ago to view Monday's eclipse from an Oregon campground. One result is that developed campgrounds in and near the path of totality are full. For those last-minute eclipse-gazers heading to Oregon's wildlands, a few simple tips can ensure a safe watching experience, according to Kristin Babbs, President of Keep Oregon Green.

First, what may look like state or federal public land might actually be private property. "Private landowners are very concerned about fire starts this time of year," said Babbs. "Many have locked their gates to protect their land from the increased visitation and potential campsite-seekers during the eclipse. We ask that travelers respect individual private property owners by not pulling over on their lands, trespassing, blocking gates, camping, collecting firewood or building campfires."

By mid-August, vegetation across much of the state is tinder dry. Add warm temperatures and low humidity, and the slightest spark or flying ember can set a landscape ablaze."

Babbs has these tips to help you enjoy Oregon's wildlands and keep them green, not just during the eclipse but all summer long:
Kick the campfire habit and pack a portable camping stove. They are usually allowed when campfires are not. For more information on campfire and other restrictions, go to www.keeporegongreen.org/current-conditions. IF campfires are allowed at your destination, make sure the fire is completely out and cool to the touch before leaving the site.
Don't park on dry vegetation. If you must pull off the road, stay on shoulder pavement or gravel. The contact from your vehicles hot exhaust system can easily ignite dry grass, weeds and brush.
No fireworks and no sky lanterns.
Lastly, do your part to ensure that your campsites are kept clean of garbage and litter. Pack it in, pack it out and leave no trace.

For more wildfire prevention information, visit www.keeporegongreen.org or visit their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages via @keeporegongreen.
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Child Killed in Hit and Run Crash
Gresham Police Dept - 08/19/17 10:04 PM
GRESHAM, Ore. -- Police and medical personnel responded to the East Trail Park Apartments located at 115 S.E. 162nd Ave., on reports that a 3-year-old child had been hit by a car. Police arrived and found the child unresponsive in the parking lot. He was pronounced deceased shortly thereafter. Witnesses told investigators the driver of the vehicle fled the scene on foot just after the crash. He is described as an African American male 50-60 years old, 5'8" with a skinny build and wearing a white shirt. The East County Vehicular Crimes Team is on scene investigating circumstances surrounding the crash.


Police are asking anyone with information about this case to contact the Gresham Police Department tip line at 503-618-2917.

No additional information at this time.
Grass Fire in Illahee Hills Area
City of Salem - 08/19/17 5:31 PM
The Salem Fire Department is responding to a 3-alarm grass fire in the Illahee Hills area.

River Road South is closed between Riverdale Road S and Illahee Hills Rd S.

Will update as more information becomes available.
UPDATED: Sheriff's Office Investigating Auto-Pedestrian Hit and Run (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/19/17 5:28 PM
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UPDATE (Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 5:20 PM)

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office has identified the victim as Manuel Montesinos, age 66, from Woodburn, Oregon. Mr. Montesinos is still hospitalized and his family does not wish to be contacted so they can focus on Mr. Montesinos' care.

Mr. Montesinos' family and the Sheriff's Office encourages anyone with information about this hit and run to contact the tip line. Tip line information from original release:

TIPS SOUGHT -- Investigators want to hear from anyone with information about vehicles or bicyclists in the area of S Elliott Prairie Rd. in Woodburn between the hours of 6:00 PM and 7:30 PM -- as well as any vehicles with fresh, unexplained damage that could be the result of a hit and run. Additionally, anyone with video surveillance systems in the area of the crash are asked to call the Sheriff's Office right away. Anyone with information is urged to contact us using the Sheriff's Office Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949, CCOM at 503-655-8211, or by using the online email form (https://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp). Please reference CCSO Case # 17-22127.
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EARLIER (Friday, August 18, 2017)

On Friday, August 18, 2017 at about 7:31 PM, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office patrol deputies responded to calls of an injury hit and run crash near the 4000 block of S Elliott Prairie Rd. in unincorporated Woodburn. Callers reported that a male had been hit by a vehicle while riding his bicycle and he was seriously injured. The vehicle involved in the crash had fled the scene prior to the first 911 caller arriving on scene. Deputies arrived with fire and medical personnel and rendered aid to the victim. The victim was eventually transported by LifeFlight to OHSU.

Currently, members of the Homicide and Violent Crimes Unit (HVCU) and the Criminal Reconstruction and Forensics Team (CRAFT) are working to investigate the crash.

At this time, investigators have recovered evidence on scene left by the suspect vehicle.

TIPS SOUGHT -- Investigators want to hear from anyone with information about vehicles or bicyclists in the area of S Elliott Prairie Rd. in Woodburn between the hours of 6:00 PM and 7:30 PM -- as well as any vehicles with fresh, unexplained damage that could be the result of a hit and run. Additionally, anyone with video surveillance systems in the area of the crash are asked to call the Sheriff's Office right away. Anyone with information is urged to contact us using the Sheriff's Office Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949, CCOM at 503-655-8211, or by using the online email form (https://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp). Please reference CCSO Case # 17-22127.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office would like to thank the citizen who stopped and called 911 as well as our partners with the Monitor Rural Fire District, the Molalla Fire District, Woodburn Ambulance, and LifeFlight network.

No further details about the crash or victim are currently available.


Attached Media Files: Victim Bike
Enforcement of Updated Child Car Seat Law
Benton Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/19/17 4:01 PM
Corvallis, Ore. -- The Benton County Sheriff's Office plans to participate in a saturation patrol beginning August 21, 2017 through September 3, 2017. The target of this patrol will be the enforcement of the recently updated child safety seat law.

House Bill 3404 child safety seat/seatbelt law, ORS 811.210, subsection 2(a) states: "A person who is under two years of age, must be properly secured with a child safety system in a rear-facing position." It used to state this applied to children under one year of age, or under 20 pounds in weight; this no longer applies.

The new law, which extends the rear-facing requirement from the previous age one to age two, will better protect the child's head, neck, and spine from potential crash injuries. Research has shown that children in the second year of life are five times less likely to die or be seriously injured in a crash if they ride rear-facing. This is because a rear-facing seat, spreads crash forces evenly across the seat and child's body, while also limiting forward or sideways motion of the head.

During the saturation patrol, deputies will also be looking for drivers who fail to wear seatbelts, text or use their cell phone without a hands free device, and speeding.
For help selecting or installing child car seats, consult the seat manufacturer's instructions, your vehicle's owner's manual, or visit a local child seat fitting station listed at: http://www.nhtsa.gov/apps/cps/index.htm.
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Attached Media Files: 2017-08/1505/107156/seatbelt_saturation_8.19.17.pdf
Madras Plane Crash Update
Central Oregon Emergency Information Network - 08/19/17 3:48 PM
3:45 p.m. update
Madras plane crash

Emergency responders on scene have confirmed that a passenger on the plane has also been found deceased. Officials confirmed there were two occupants on board.

Prior news release:

At 1:54 p.m. today, August 19, 911 dispatchers notified the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office of a plane crash in Willow Creek Canyon.

Deputies from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Oregon State Troopers, along with Jefferson County Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene.

Emergency responders reached the plane from the south side of the canyon and found the plane fully engulfed in flames near the top of the canyon.

Officials confirmed the pilot did not survive the crash.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

Witnesses are being interviewed at this time.

A small fire resulting from the crash is no longer a threat to the area and is being mopped up. No other property was damaged.

Original alert:

Central Oregon Emergency Information Network: Plane down in Madras, Oregon. Jefferson County Emergency Manager Mark Carman confirms a small plane down in the Willow Creek Canyon Area in Madras Oregon. The location is approximately one mile south of the Madras Airport runway. Emergency responders are on scene. Updates to follow.
Oregon eclipse update: light traffic so far, remember to use 211 (Photo)
Oregon Office of Emergency Management - 08/19/17 3:35 PM
"Who should you call" cjheat sheet
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News release // Oregon Office of Emergency Management Joint Information Center // For Immediate Release // August 19, 2017

Media contact: Dave Thompson, Oregon Eclipse Joint Information Center, 503-378-3930

SALEM, Ore. -- We are just two days away from Monday's Eclipse. Priorities among residents and visitors are related to traffic conditions, wildfires and smoke and how they are affecting travel. The Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is working with our partner agencies from around the state to provide regular updates.
Saturday saw lighter traffic than expected and travelers were urged to start heading to their destinations if they were able and had a place to stay. Traffic is expected to increase leading up to Monday's event. The best advice is: Arrive early, stay put and leave late! Visit the Oregon Department of Transportation's Tripcheck.com for the most up-to-date traffic issues.

OEM has activated its Emergency Coordination Center in order to coordinate the response to the growing number of wildfires in the state. Traveler's should take precautions and know before you go. That means knowing any wildfire conditions in your area and heeding any evacuation notices from local officials. This information can be obtained by using OEM's RAPTOR tool at http://www.tinyURL.com/OregonRaptor or the Oregon Forestry Department's website http://tinyurl.com/oregonfirerestrictions.

It's important to remember that if a gas station runs out of fuel, it is only a temporary situation. The Oregon Department of Energy assures us that fuel trucks are making deliveries around the clock. Should you encounter a fuel shortage at an area gas station, consider visiting another fuel station or return to the station that was out of fuel at a later time.

Since smoke from wildfires varies by time and location, we recommend residents and visitors visit www.oregonsmoke.blogspot.com for the best and latest information about smoke conditions in your area. This web page is our multiagency site for communicating smoke information to the public. Some people -- such as those with chronic heart or lung disease, children and the elderly -- may experience health effects when the air is unhealthy. It is important to take precautions based on your individual health and the smoke levels around you.

It is vital that you use proper eye protection if you are planning to view the eclipse. If you have trouble purchasing certified eclipse safety glasses there is a simple way to make your own pinhole projector to view the eclipse. Visit the OEM Facebook page for a link to instructions on how to make a pinhole projector. That page is www.facebook.com/OMDOEM.

Please ensure that you know who to call and when. For transportation information call 511; for tourism information call 800-547-7842; for emergencies call 911 and for general information call 211 or visit 211.org. The 211.org page is a one-stop location for links to valuable information that can help travelers have a safe and enjoyable Oregon eclipse experience.


Attached Media Files: "Who should you call" cjheat sheet
Madras Plane Crash (Photo)
Central Oregon Emergency Information Network - 08/19/17 3:24 PM
Photo Credit: Deputy Larson, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
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At 1:54 p.m. today, August 19, 911 dispatchers notified the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office of a plane crash in Willow Creek Canyon.

Deputies from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Oregon State Troopers, along with Jefferson County Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene.

Emergency responders reached the plane from the south side of the canyon and found the plane fully engulfed in flames near the top of the canyon.

Officials confirmed the pilot did not survive the crash.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

Witnesses are being interviewed at this time.

A small fire resulting from the crash is no longer a threat to the area and is being mopped up. No other property was damaged.

Photo Credit: Deputy Larson, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.


Attached Media Files: Photo Credit: Deputy Larson, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
The Salvation Army Responds - Feeding the Need in Sisters, Oregon (Photo)
The Salvation Army Portland Metro - 08/19/17 2:32 PM
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WHO: The Salvation Army of Bend, Oregon


WHAT: The Salvation Army's Feed's the Victims of the Milli Fires


WHEN & WHERE:

In full effect 19 August 2017
Sisters Middle School

WHY:
To inform what services and locations will The Salvation Army be offering during the excessive heat days.


CONTACT:
For information:
Captain Michael Johnson at michael.johnson@usw.salvationarmy.org -- Bend Officer
Office: 541-389-8888 Cell:541-408-5669
Captain Jared Arnold at jared.arnold@usw.salvationarmy.org -- Community Relations Officer

MEDIA:
Captain Jared Arnold, Captain Michael Johnson are available for interview

For all media inquiries, please contact Captain Jared Arnold at 503-794-3281 or 503-567-9938/ jared.arnold@usw.salvationarmy.org

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Full Update Release:

(Bend, OR and Surrounding Area) 19 August 2017 -- As the Milli and Nena fires continue to rage in Deschutes County, The Salvation Army, in cooperation with the Red Cross, are feeding the need (literally) of the displaced citizens who have been affected by the fires. Setting up at the Sisters Middle School in Sisters, Oregon; The Salvation Army of Bend, Oregon is serving over 100 people who have been temporarily moved out of their homes to ensure their safety while firefighters continue to battle the blazing flames.

"We're here for the community, for whatever needs they have; and we're not going anywhere until the need is fulfilled" states Captain Michael Johnson, the Corps Officer and Administrator of The Salvation Army in Bend. Leading the way with his wife, Captain Rachel Johnson, they pulled together volunteers and resources to give those in a state of displacement and distress a touch of comfort from a hot nutritious meal, and a lot of love and conversation.

To find out more about how you can contribute to the efforts of The Salvation Army during this crises, or about the work of The Salvation Army in Bend; visit their website at http://bend.salvationarmy.org, or call them directly at (541) 389-8888. If you want to more about The Salvation Army's -- Emergency Disaster Services, please visit http://cascade.salvationarmy.org, or call (503) 794-3200


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About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. The Salvation Army works in 127 countries worldwide. For more information, or to make a donation, visit us online at www.salvationarmyportland.org. People wishing to make monetary donations can do so by calling 503.238.GIVE (4483), or by mail, The Salvation Army, 8495 SE Monterey Avenue, Happy Valley, OR 97086-7844.

Friend us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SalvationArmyPortland


Attached Media Files: Word - Release , The Salvation Army - Setup to Feed
Vehicle crashes into home (Photo)
McMinnville Police Dept. - 08/19/17 2:26 PM
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On August 18, 2017 at 11:51 pm, YCOM received 911 calls regarding a single motor vehicle crash into a house in the 1200 block of SW Darci Drive in McMinnville.

Officers arrived on scene and medics from the McMinnville Fire Department arrived on scene and rendered aid to the lone occupant of the involved motor vehicle, later identified as Mario Gomez-Martinez (28) of McMinnville. Gomez-Martinez was initially transported to the Willamette Valley Medical Center by ambulance and later transferred to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center.

Initial investigation shows that Gomez-Martinez was operating a 1998 Buick Century south on SW Hill Road at an extreme rate of speed, in excess of the posted 35 mph speed limit. The vehicle failed to negotiate the first 90 degree curve to the right, just south of SW Phyllis Drive, leaving the roadway with no indication of braking. The vehicle crashed through brush and small trees on the south shoulder of the roadway and continued through a 6 foot wood fence that borders the property. The vehicle continued across the back yard, travelling through the northern exterior wall of the residence. Not slowing at all, the vehicle continued through the interior of the home, destroying an interior wall, the entire kitchen, including cabinets, refrigerator, etc. The vehicle continued through the home, crashing completely through the southern exterior wall and exiting the home. It still had enough momentum to travel across the front yard, moving large rock and landscape stones across the yard. The vehicle finally came to rest in the middle of SW Darci Drive. Total distance travelled by the vehicle from the point that it left SW Hill Road, until it came to a stop on SW Darci Drive, was measured at approximately 205 feet. The residents of 1277 SW Darci Drive, were not at home at the time of the crash. The American Red Cross was notified and had been in contact with the resident to offer housing assistance.

The investigation further revealed that the Gomez-Martinez had consumed alcohol and smoked marijuana just prior to the crash. While receiving treatment at the WVMC, Gomez-Martinez submitted both blood and urine samples under the motorist implied consent law. Charges of DUII and Reckless Driving are pending his release from the hospital.


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Fire Destroys Log Cabin in Washougal (Photo)
Camas-Washougal Fire Dept. - 08/19/17 2:18 PM
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At 5:28 am on August 19, East County Fire and Rescue crews were alerted to a structure fire located in the 2100 block of NE 375th Avenue in Washougal. On arrival, firefighters found a fully involved structure fire in a log cabin. A total of 15 units were dispatched from East County Fire and Rescue, Camas-Washougal Fire Department, Vancouver Fire Department, and Skamania County. Due to the lack of fire hydrants in the area, initial responding crews took a defensive stance to protect the surrounding area. The home, valued at $350,000, was judged a total loss. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time and is under investigation by the Clark County Fire Marshal's Office. All occupants got out safely and there were no injuries to responding personnel. All responders had cleared the scene as of 7:45 am.


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Oregon Wing Civil Air Patrol Conducts Busy Weekend SAREX
Oregon Civil Air Patrol - 08/19/17 1:57 PM
While most people are either staying home or braving the traffic to get to an eclipse-sighting spot this weekend, members of the Oregon Wing Civil Air Patrol are busy conducting their monthly SAREX, or search-and-rescue exercise.

"We train regularly so we are ready when there is an actual need for our services," Lt Col Ira Rosenberg, Incident Commander, said.

Most monthly weekend trainings have a focus, like 'aerial photography' or 'ground team.' At those SAREXs, Oregon Wing members work to hone their skills on that focus.

Unlike previous SAREXs, though, this Saturday's training has three components: Communication, eclipse monitoring, and training. SAREX participants, depending on their needs, will be able to choose what training and skills they want to practice.

"This is near the end of our fiscal year and it gives us a chance to catch up on training that we missed or need more of. We will do this as well as supporting the State of Oregon with its eclipse support," Lt Col Rosenberg said.

In addition to the practice training that Oregon Wing members will receive, some members will be working a real-world assignment: Monitoring road and airport conditions along the eclipse's 'path of totality' on behalf of the Oregon Department of Aviation and Oregon Transportation Department.

"Large numbers of people are expected for the event and we want to make it as pleasant as possible for all people from Oregon and from out of state," Lt Col Rosenberg said.

Civil Air Patrol, is a strategic partner of the U.S. Air Force serving as a member of its Total Force. It is a Congressionally-chartered nonprofit organization with 56,000 members nationwide. CAP performs 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center, and was credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 80 lives a year.

Using a fleet of 560 single-engine aircraft, CAP flew 104,500 hours last year. CAP does its work supporting America's communities with emergency response, diverse aviation and ground services, youth development and promotion of air, space and cyber power. The members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to nearly 24,000 young people currently participating in CAP cadet programs. CAP has been performing missions for America for 75 years. For more information, visit www.gocivilairpatrol.com.
Oregon Wing Civil Air Patrol Assists in Eclipse Traffic Monitoring (Photo)
Oregon Civil Air Patrol - 08/19/17 1:54 PM
CAP mission pilot Lt. Dan Bradley and CAP mission observer Maj Rezai Morteza go over flight plans for aerial photo mission prior to takeoff.
CAP mission pilot Lt. Dan Bradley and CAP mission observer Maj Rezai Morteza go over flight plans for aerial photo mission prior to takeoff.
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AURORA, Ore. -- Members of the Oregon Wing Civil Air Patrol are flying the skies today through Tuesday, monitoring road and airport conditions of areas in the eclipse's 'path of totality.'

The Civil Air Patrol was launched at the request of the Oregon Department of Aviation (ODA), in conjunction with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM). Because Oregon is expected to have more than one million visitors this weekend, ODA, ODOT and OEM have tasked the Civil Air Patrol to monitor areas where there is a high possibility of severe congestion or safety concerns at local airports.

Over the next four days, multiple aircrews from the Oregon Wing CAP will fly routes that will help ODA and ODOT monitor the conditions of at least 17 airports and 7 major roads. The CAP aircrews will be able to give ODA and ODOT personnel real-time updates of the congestion, which could help ODA and ODOT respond to real-time circumstances.

"We are working with the Oregon Department of Aviation, Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon Office of Emergency Management to assist Oregonians and visitors in having a safe and rewarding experience during the eclipse," Lt Col Nick Ham, Civil Air Patrol Incident Commander, said.

Civil Air Patrol is a strategic partner of the U.S. Air Force serving as a member of its Total Force. It is a Congressionally-chartered nonprofit organization with 56,000 members nationwide. CAP performs 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center, and was credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 80 lives a year.

Using a fleet of 560 single-engine aircraft, CAP flew 104,500 hours last year. CAP does its work supporting America's communities with emergency response, diverse aviation and ground services, youth development and promotion of air, space and cyber power. The members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to nearly 24,000 young people currently participating in CAP cadet programs. CAP has been performing missions for America for 75 years. For more information, visit www.gocivilairpatrol.com.


Attached Media Files: CAP mission pilot Lt. Dan Bradley and CAP mission observer Maj Rezai Morteza go over flight plans for aerial photo mission prior to takeoff.
An urgent message to eclipse lovers in Oregon from the mayor of Depoe Bay on the central coast
Depoe Bay Fire Dist. - 08/19/17 1:53 PM
August 19, 2017, Depoe Bay, Oregon.....An urgent message to
eclipse lovers in Oregon from Mayor Barbara Leff of Depoe Bay on the
central coast: The news is incorrect that it has rained here for the
past three days. It has not. Our restaurants, hotels, shops and gas
stations have stocked up, dressed up and filled up to welcome you.

The central coast of Oregon--from Lincoln City through
Newport--is ready for you to come out and enjoy our once-in- a-
lifetime eclipse. Depoe Bay and our neighboring towns to the north
and south beckon: The sun is shining. The whales are frolicking. The
forecast for for the next two mornings is clear.

Come and share with us the total solar eclipse in the morning of
Monday, August 21, 2017.
Oregon. Dept. of Forestry Fire Update - Aug. 19, 2017 - Few new fires reported in Oregon, large fires grow
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/19/17 1:49 PM
(SALEM, Ore.) - Although existing fires in Oregon grew yesterday, a lack of lightning across the state helped keep new fire starts Friday very limited. In the whole state, there were only seven new fires reported, which burned a total of 76 acres. Aggressive initial attack by ODF firefighters has kept the few that started on ODF-protected lands to small size.

By contrast, several existing large fires in southern and central Oregon and the Cascades grew substantially Friday. Updated information on large Oregon fires can be found at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/state/38/.

Most large Oregon wildfires burning now had their origins on public lands not protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry. Where fires originate on land not protected by ODF but threaten to spread to ODF-protected forestland, the agency often actively assists. The agency engages by constructing firelines to prevent a fire's spread onto ODF-protected lands, and helping actively suppress encroaching fires with ground and aerial resources.
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Central Oregon Eclipse JIC Daily Update
Central Oregon Emergency Information Network - 08/19/17 1:45 PM
Saturday, August 19, 2017, 2 p.m. UPDATE

Time of the eclipse (in Madras):

- Begins: 9:06 a.m.
- Total darkness begins (in Madras): 10:19 a.m.
- Total darkness lasts (in Madras): 2 minutes and 2 seconds

Information lines:

- General eclipse questions: 211
- General fire questions: 541-316-7711 or centralorfireinfo.blogspot.com
- Milli Fire: 541-316-7711
- Nena Springs Fire: 541-460-7525 or https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5489/

Have questions about the eclipse? Call 211info

To prepare for the days leading up to and after the Eclipse, 211info is partnering with local and state agencies to provide information on travel, safety, fire, health and general eclipse questions. This allows people to have one place to quickly get directed to specific resources, and have a live person to talk to with real-time information.

From August 16-23, anyone can call 2-1-1 or text 'eclipse' to 898211 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. or visit www.211info.org/eclipse.

Evacuations/closures/shelters:

Milli Fire: Gusty winds on Friday pushed the fire to the east-southeast, causing Level 3 (Go Now) evacuations of approximately 600 residents. The evacuations occurred in the Edgington/Remuda Road and Crossroads subdivisions, and included residents living along the 16 Road, immediately to the south of the town of Sisters. The Tollgate subdivision remains on a Level 1 (Get Ready) evacuation.

There is a community meeting tonight at 6 pm at Sisters High School. Representatives of the incident management team and local agencies will be there to provide the latest information on the fire and answer questions.

Evacuations:

Level 3 - The subdivisions of Crossroads, Edgington/Remuda, Wildwing Peterson Burn Road Area, and along both sides Three Creeks Lake Road (Forest Road 16) immediately south of Sisters.
Level 1 - The subdivision of Tollgate

Road Closures:

OR242 east of Cascade Crest to the junction of Forest Road 15. For further information see www.tripcheck.com.

Forest Closures:

There is an area closure in place in the Deschutes National Forest, due to fire activity. For more information: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/deschutes/alerts-notices

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality smoke/air quality report:

Central Oregon saw some improvement in air quality Saturday, though the Milli Fire is still bringing some smoke to the region. Sisters saw the most smoke, with air quality that was unhealthy for sensitive groups. Prineville and Bend both had moderate air quality, with some smoke and haze in those communities. Madras had good air quality, as most of the smoke from the Milli Fire was drifting to the southeast. For the most current smoke conditions throughout Oregon: http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/

Eyewear:

Viewing an eclipse requires proper eye protection at all times. For more information on NASA approved eclipse safety glasses visit https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety)

About the Multi-Agency Coordination Center (MACC)
Agency partners from Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties have come together as a Multi-Agency Coordination Center (MACC) to work across jurisdictional lines. This includes ensuring agencies have timely information and that resources are allocated appropriately to mitigate the impacts of the large influx in population.

About the Central Oregon Eclipse Joint Information Center
The JIC is staffed by public information officers from MACC agencies to provide consistent, coordinated information to the media and to Central Oregon visitors and residents. The JIC helps media, travelers and the general public with timely access to information that will allow them to make decisions in support of a safe and enjoyable experience.

Accommodation Information for People with Disabilities
To obtain this information in an alternate format such as Braille, large print, electronic formats, etc. please contact COEIN at 541-550-4888 or centraloregoninfo@gmail.com.
Veneta Man Pleds Guilty in Unlawful Mule Deer Case in Southern Oregon
Oregon State Police - 08/19/17 12:35 PM
In March 2017, the Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division received information a local man had taken two mule deer bucks without a valid controlled hunt tag for the Southern Oregon unit where the deer were shot and harvested.

Based on the verifiable information OSP was provided, Troopers from the Springfield Patrol Office applied for and obtained a search warrant to search the man's residence in Veneta for additional evidence of the crimes. Troopers executed that warrant on March 24, 2017, seizing various deer parts, a scoped rifle, and ammunition.

The investigation revealed Jason Brian Barker of Veneta, age 45, had legally obtained a controlled hunt buck tag for the Fort Rock Unit in Southern Oregon. However, Barker personally took two mule deer bucks in the Interstate Unit, exceeding his personal bag limit, as well as exceeding his permissible hunt area. The investigation confirmed Barker utilized an acquaintance's tag on the second deer, and reported on both tags to the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife that the harvests had occurred in the Fort Rock Unit.

On August 18, 2017, Barker appeared in Lane County Circuit Court and plead guilty to two counts of Unlawful Taking of a Mule Deer Buck (No Valid Tag for Unit) and one count of Unlawful Borrowing of Big Game Tag.

Barker was sentenced to three years court probation, a 3-year suspension of his Oregon hunting privileges, $2000 in restitution to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife for the unlawful takings, 5 days of jail to be served on the road crew, forfeiture of the remaining deer parts, as well as the involved .300 Ultra Magnum scoped rifle, and a special condition that he not participate in any hunting excursions during the period of his probation.
Information for Salem Area News Media
City of Salem - 08/19/17 11:31 AM
We are resending this information as a reminder that the City of Salem is offering eclipse briefings to the news media daily (more below).

We have prepared the following information to aid in your reporting efforts. A PDF with this text and map is attached.

Public Information Officers:
o Kenny Larson, Communications and Community Engagement Manager,
Email: klarson@cityofsalem.net
o Mike Gotterba, Emergency Preparedness/Communications Manager
Email: mgotterba@cityofsalem.net
o Dedicated Public Information Office phone number for media: 503-589-2127. This number will be
active beginning on Friday

Media Staging area
We have established an area for the media in the bottom floor of the Salem Public Library, in the Anderson Room. Please use the Peace Plaza entrance (see map).
o This room will be open for your use 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. & 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. August 19 -- 21
o Address: 585 Liberty Street SE, Salem, OR 97301
o We will hold morning press briefings at 9 a.m. in the Anderson room on August 19 & 20
o We will announce the time for the August 21 briefing at the August 20 briefing
o We will have WiFi access and power for laptops and other electronic devices available in the
Anderson room
o Coffee and water will be available
o You will be asked to sign-in before each briefing

Media parking will be available at Peace Plaza by the Library (see map)

Website & Social Media:
Website: www.cityofsalem.net
City of Salem News RSS Feed: cityofsalem.net/RSS
City of Salem Facebook: facebook.com/CityOfSalemOR/
City of Salem Twitter: twitter.com/cityofsalem
Salem Police Facebook: facebook.com/SalemPoliceDept/
Salem Police Twitter: twitter.com/SalemPoliceDept
Salem Fire Department Facebook: facebook.com/Salem-Fire-Department-1365948480135411/
Hashtags:
a. #SalemOR
b. #OReclipse
c. #Eclipse2017

Community Profile:
Salem is the capital city of Oregon with a population of more than 160,000. Centrally located, Salem is 47 miles south of Portland and an hour from the Cascade Mountains and the ocean beaches. Salem is in the midst of sustained, steady growth. More information about Salem's community profile can be found at: www.cityofsalem.net/community-profile
Information about Salem's City Council: www.cityofsalem.net/city-council
The City has been planning for the eclipse since last year.
o Watch the City staff presentation regard the City's eclipse planning efforts:
https://youtu.be/PsmzpL6y2FU

To ensure we are able to get you information efficiently, please respond with name(s), titles and contact information for the media representatives who will be in Salem to cover the eclipse.
Thank you!


Attached Media Files: 2017-08/1081/107142/Information_for_Media_Salem_Eclipse.pdf
Hoodland Fire District Eclipse Response Update
Hoodland Fire Dist. #74 - 08/19/17 11:05 AM
Welches, Or. -- The Oregon National Guard is expected to arrive this afternoon to provide ground support assistance. Ground support includes specific route, traffic direction to several roads in the fire district, routing and distribution of handouts and materials at crowd or traffic flow points and logistical support for the area.

Wildfires around the state have increased over the past few days with larger fires near Warm Springs and Sisters growing in acreage, We want to remind people that there are fire restrictions in place on Federal and State forest lands. Restrictions include: Smoking is prohibited, except in vehicles, trailers, and developed recreation sites. Campfires are only allowed in designated developed recreation sites with fire rings. ATV and motorcycle use are also prohibited on trails due to high fire danger.

It seems that traffic has been light on the roadways, but those wanting the best and most current information on traffic conditions around the state should visit the Oregon Department of Transportation's Tripcheck web page at http://TripCheck.com. , or their mobile site at http://TripCheck.com/mobile.
***Updaye Flyer - Remove one photo (Not the Blackwood who fled)*** OSP, partner agencies pursue suspect vehicle south of Wilsonville following rest-stop contact; two flee, one escapes after crash; tips sought (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/19/17 10:57 AM
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Update Flyer from Washington with pictures of tattoos
OSP has been notified the photo we posted with Joshua Blackwood with sunglasses is not the Joshua Blackwood who fled the vehicle. Media please remove that photo from your websites. The attached flyer was provided from Washington Northwest Fugitive Investigations.

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At approximately 3:12 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, an Oregon State Police Trooper made contact with a 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse at the Baldock rest area just south of Wilsonville suspicious activity. The trooper was investigating alleged public indecency.

During contact, the female driver exited the vehicle. Then the male suspect -- later identified as Joshua R. Blackwood, 22, of Shoreline, WA -- moved to the suspect vehicle's driver seat. The female then reportedly jumped back in the car, and the two suspects fled the scene.

Oregon State Police pursued, and were soon joined in the chase by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) patrol deputies and deputies contracted to the Wilsonville Police Department.

At approximately 3:23 a.m., Blackwood crashed the vehicle near milepost 276 on Interstate 5 southbound. Blackwood then fled the vehicle on foot, heading westbound. The female passenger also bailed out of the vehicle and fled to the southwest.

At 3:51 a.m., police captured the female subject: identified as Ashley M Cochrane, 21, from Lake Stevens, Washington. Her case will be presented to a grand jury at a future date. However, police were unable to locate Blackwood. The Oregon State Police is seeking tips from the public. Cochrane is a known girlfriend of Blackwood and they are likely together.

Blackwood is wanted in Washington but the warrants are not serviceable in Oregon. Reportedly, Blackwood spent several months on Washington's most wanted list. He is known to steal vehicles is Washington. Attached are photos obtained from both Blackwood and Cochrane's Facebook pages.

Joshua R. Blackwood is identified as follows:
- White male
- 22 years old
- 5'7"
- 140 lbs.
- Blue eyes
- Blond hair
- Last seen wearing shorts with no shirt or shoes
- Tattoo of seattle Syline on R. Forearm
- Tattoo "Family" on left side of neck under ear

If anyone sees Blackwood they are urged to call the Oregon State Police Northern Command Center at 800-452-7888 or 911 DO NOT Approach Blackwood

The following charges are pending aganst Blackwood and this morning events:
- Assualt on a public safety officer
- Hit and Run
- Attempt to Elude
- Reckless Drive
- PCS
- Criminal Mischief

CCSO deputies searched the area the help of the CCSO Aviation Unit and K9 units from Clackamas and Tigard PD. Marion County Sheriff's Office deputies also responded to assist in the search.


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Red Cross Responds to Single Family Home Fire Affecting Three Adults and Pets in Washougal
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/19/17 10:48 AM
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on August 19, 2017, at approximately 8:00 a.m. in the 2100 block of NE 375th Avenue in Washougal, Wash. The fire affected three adults and their 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.
Red Cross Responds to the Collapse of a Single Family Home Affecting One Adult in McMinnville
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/19/17 10:39 AM
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to the collapse of a single-family home on August 19, 2017, at approximately 3:00 a.m. in the 1200 block of SW Darci Drive in McMinnville, OR. The disaster affected one adult.

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.
Evacuation Notices Lower on the Nena Springs Fire
Oregon State Fire Marshal - 08/19/17 10:34 AM
Warm Springs Wildland Fire Management News Release August 19, 2017

Warm Springs OR --This morning, Warm Springs Law Enforcement officers again reduced the Kah-Nee-Ta Resort Evacuation Notice to a Level 1. Charley Canyon, Webster Flat Road, South Junction, Culpus Bridge, and Wolf Point Subdivision were also reduced to a Level 2 Evacuation Notice. All roads except Webster Flat are open. If traveling , please be aware of fire traffic and drive safely.

Lighter wind today will slow fire growth. High temperatures are returning. This warmer weather will create dryer conditions. In the last two days, the fire has gained just over 19,000 acres, bringing the fire's total to 66,003 acres.

With the size growth, firefighters are now working to keep the fire west of Deschutes River; south of Highway 216; east of Highway 26, and north of BIA Road 3. They are also working to keep it out of Beaver Creek Canyon. Their priority is to keep the public and firefighter safe during these intense periods of fire growth while also protecting structures, timber, natural resources, and visual resources.

Where possible, firefighters will take advantage of opportunities to use fire to fight the fire in order to create or strengthen containment lines. Structural engines will be supporting these efforts, and ensuring the fire does not threaten structures again.

Overnight, firefighters constructed a contingency dozer line along the northern flank of the fire where the new fire growth took place. Other firefighters worked containment lines where new fire growth took place to extinguish heat 50-100 feet inside the burned area. There was no new growth last night.

A large airtanker was used yesterday evening to strategically place a line of retardant along a ridgeline where the fire crossed the Warm Springs River. The fire ran less than a half mile before this action effectively stopped the run. Two Bureau of Land Management engines also successfully extinguished a fire that had grown a ?1/4 acre across the Deschutes River. They are in place working to prevent any fires from establishing east of the river.

The Deschutes River is open to rafters; however, Bureau of Land Management river rangers will stop rafters if a helicopter comes in to dip from the River. Smoke from the Nena Springs Fire may become visible over the river.

Evacuation Notices: Charley Canyon, Webster Flat Road, South Junction, Culpus Bridge, and Wolf Point Subdivision are at a Level 2 Evacuation Notice. The Kah-Nee-Ta Resort & Spa is at a Level 1 evacuation notice.

Evacuation Center: The Red Cross established an evacuation center at the Warm Springs Community
Center for residents that have been evacuated.

Road Closures: Webster Flat Road is closed to all traffic.
Red Cross Responds to Single Family Home fire in Vancouver Affecting Two Adults and Children
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/19/17 10:29 AM
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a single-family home fire disaster on August 19, 2017, at approximately 3:30 a.m. in the 9400 block of NE 108th Avenue in Vancouver, Wash. The fire affected two adults, two children and their 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.
Milli Fire Update August 19, 2017, a.m.
Oregon State Fire Marshal - 08/19/17 9:19 AM
Location of Origin: 9 miles west of Sisters, OR
Start date: August 11, 2017, 2:42 pm
Size: Approximately 7,814 acres
Percent Contained: 0%
Cause: Lightning
Resources Assigned: More than 400 personnel
Vegetation: Higher elevation; Mixed evergreens. Lower elevations; pinon and juniper trees, sagebrush

Gusty winds on Friday pushed the fire to the east-southeast, causing Level 3 (Go Now) evacuations of approximately 600 residents. The evacuations occurred in the Edgington/Ramuda Road and Crossroads subdivisions, and included residents living along the 16 Road, immediately to the south of the town of Sisters. The Tollgate subdivision remains on a Level 1 (Get Ready) evacuation.

Crews overnight worked to build a direct line on the leading edge of the fire, with engine crews patrolling the area and dozer crews digging fireline. Temperatures today (Saturday) are expected to be a few degrees cooler with higher humidity. However, the winds that pushed the fire on Friday will be back, with gusts up to 22 miles an hour, from around 10 am to 9 pm. Temperatures should range from 70 - 75 degrees, with humidity ranging from 22 to 26%. The wind could cause more spot fires to develop and firefighters will be actively identifying them and containing them where possible. Also, today firefighters will be working to contain the area where the fire extended yesterday and will be constructing new containment lines between the fire's edge and the communities that are threatened. Engine task forces from the Oregon State Fire Marshal's office will be working in the evacuated neighborhoods, treating spaces around homes to provide better defensible space.

There is a community meeting tonight at 6 pm at Sisters High School. Representatives of the incident management team and local agencies will be there to provide the latest information on the fire and answer questions.

Air resources have been very important in fighting this fire. Three air tankers and one VLAT (very large air tanker) have been making repeated drops of fire retardant, creating fire lines and assisting our crews in inaccessible areas. Today, we're expecting to have two Type 2 helicopters and one Type 3 in the air, with two National Guard helicopters on standby.

If you fly, we can't. There is a temporary flight restriction (TFR) area over the fire and anyone who flies a drone in the TFR could ground our air resources. Drones endanger our pilots in the air and our firefighters on the ground, who depend on air support to fight fires like this one.

Smoke monitoring information is available at: oregonsmoke.blogspot.com. Anyone concerned with the effects of smoke in the region or who has possible health concerns related to smoke can go to this site to see smoke monitoring data and get additional information.
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For additional Milli Fire information call: 541-316-7711

Evacuations: For more information call 541-550-4888.
Level 3 - The subdivisions of Crossroads, Edgington/Ramuda and along the 16 Road, immediately south of Sisters
Level 1 - The subdivision of Tollgate

Road Closures:
OR242 east of Cascade Crest to the junction of Forest Road 15. For further information see www.tripcheck.com.

Forest Closures:
There is an area closure in place in the Deschutes National Forest, due to fire activity. For more information: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/deschutes/alerts-notices

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Fri. 08/18/17
Stabbing Investigation Underway in Downtown Portland -- One Person Seriously Injured
Portland Police Bureau - 08/18/17 8:53 PM
On Friday August 18, 2017, at 7:08 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the area under the Burnside Bridge near Naito Parkway on the report of a stabbing.

Officers arrived in the area and located a man with a stab wound. Officers provided the victim with medical aid until emergency medical personnel arrived on scene. The man was transported to an area hospital by ambulance with a life-threatening injury.

Preliminary information gathered during this investigation suggests there was a fight between several people at the time the victim was stabbed.

The suspect fled the area after the stabbing. Officers were unable to locate the suspect after searching the area. Officers continue to gather information about the stabbing and the suspect's description.

During the investigation, the area underneath the Burnside Bridge between Naito Parkway and the Willamette River is closed.

Anyone with information about this stabbing should contact the non-emergency police line at 503-823-3333.

Additional information will be provided as the investigation continues.

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PPB and Partners to Host Bicycle Safety Fiesta
Portland Police Bureau - 08/18/17 8:50 PM
The Portland Police Bureau's Youth Services Division and East Precinct will host a community event at 9330 SE Harold St. on Saturday, August 19, 2017, from 3 pm to 7 pm. The public is invited to attend and media are welcome.

This event will take place in Partnership with the Wattles Boys and Girls Club. Through generous donations, the Police Bureau is able to offer helmets, backpacks and school supplies to local children who are present and participate in the safety booths. Food will be provided.

"Thanks to the many partnerships Youth Services Division has formed in the community, we are able to serve more than 500 low-income youth each year on a budget that is filled with in-kind services and donations," said Acting Chief Chris Uehara. "YSD fosters youth leadership skills, and an understanding of community and civic responsibility."

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East Precinct Officers Respond to Shooting in Portland's Powellhurst -- Gilbert Neighborhood -- No Injuries
Portland Police Bureau - 08/18/17 6:32 PM
On Friday August 18, 2017, at 2:49 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the 3100 block of Southeast 136th Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted witnesses. Based on witness statements and evidence at the scene, investigators believe a man was walking in the parking lot of an apartment complex on the east side of Southeast 136th Avenue when an occupant of a vehicle shot at him.

Officers canvassed the area and located evidence of gunfire, including one vehicle that had been struck by a bullet. Officers have not located anyone who was injured by the gunfire at this time.

Based on information learned at the scene, the Gang Enforcement Team (GET) responded to continue the investigation.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or email information to gangs@portlandoregon.gov.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects.

If you see a gun crime in progress, call 9-1-1.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with Enough is Enough PDX, a community-led campaign aimed at encouraging people to take a stand against gang violence in the area.

For more information about Enough is Enough PDX and how you can get involved, please visit https://www.facebook.com/EnoughIsEnoughPDX

Additional information about Enough is Enough PDX and other City efforts addressing youth violence can be found at the Office of Youth Violence Prevention, http://www.portlandonline.com/safeyouth/

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous. Rewards of up to $1,000 are available for other unsolved felony crimes - $2,500 for unsolved homicides.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Text CRIMES (274637) - Type 823HELP, followed by the tip.

Online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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CAT Will Operate During the Solar Eclipse
Canby Area Transit - 08/18/17 6:03 PM
The CAT Route 99 will operate on Monday, August 21st. It is not possible to anticipate how the solar eclipse traffic will impact Highway 99E and the CAT Route 99 schedule. Buses will travel on the usual route as long as it is open a passable. It is possible that buses will need to detour. We will post real-time updates on the CAT Facebook page if a detour is necessary https://www.facebook.com/CanbyAreaTransit. Thank you for your patience and understanding. If you have questions you may call 503.266.4022 to speak with the dispatcher.
North Portland Tavern Robbed Early Friday Morning
Portland Police Bureau - 08/18/17 6:00 PM
On Friday August 18, 2017, at 2:08 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the Perch Tavern, located at 7505 North Lombard Street on the report of a robbery.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted employees who told police two masked suspects entered the bar armed with handguns. Once inside, the suspects ordered people inside the tavern to lie on the ground. During the robbery a suspect struck one of the bar occupants with a pistol. The victim received minor injuries after being struck and was provided medical aid by emergency medical personnel at the scene. The suspects obtained an undisclosed amount of cash and were last seen running northbound on North Buchannan Avenue.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Portland Police Bureau Robbery Detail Detective Tracy Chamberlin at 503-823-4783 or email at Tracy.Chamberlin@portlandoregon.gov

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Lincoln City Police to Conduct Pedestrian Safety Operation August 30th
Lincoln City Police - 08/18/17 5:54 PM
The Lincoln City Police Department will be conducting a Pedestrian Safety Operation on Wednesday, August 30,2017. The safety operation will occur near Hwy 101 and North 21st Street between the hours of 12:00PM and 4:00PM

The primary focus of the operation is to raise pedestrian safety awareness. With the use of a decoy pedestrian, the Lincoln City Police Department hopes to raise awareness of drivers and pedestrians through education and enforcement of pedestrian right of way laws. Warning signs will be posted prior to entering the pedestrian safety operation zone, the day before and the day of the operation.

The Lincoln City Police Department is dedicated to enhancing the safety of both the citizens and guests of the city. The safety operations are conducted in an effort to reduce the potential of injuries or death to pedestrians in our city.

Funding for the pedestrian safety operations is made possible through a grant from Oregon Impact and Oregon Department of Transportation.
Marion County Eclipse Reminders and Announcements
Marion County - 08/18/17 5:26 PM
Salem, OR - As the Mid-Willamette Valley prepares to welcome visitors for Monday's total solar eclipse, Marion County provides the following reminders and announcements:

Marion County Parks

Marion County parks will be open normal hours on Monday, August 21, with the exception of St. Louis Fish Ponds which will open at 6 a.m. All county parks are day use only and first come, first serve.

There is a $5 daily parking fee for all vehicles that park on the side of North Fork Road and in county parks accessed from North Fork Road including North Fork Park, Salmon Falls Park, Bear Creek Park day use parking and Lomker's Bridge day use area. Parking fee stations are located along North Fork Road and in each park.

Marion County reminds park visitors that the following safety rules apply:
A burn ban was issued on August 1. No campfires or briquette barbecues are allowed in any county park; however, gas barbecues are allowed.
Alcohol, glass containers and smoking are prohibited in all county parks.
Discharge of firearms, ammunition, fireworks and other types of explosives are also prohibited in county parks.

For more information about Marion County parks, visit www.co.marion.or.us/PW/Parks.

Wheatland Ferry opening early August 21

On Monday, August 21, the Wheatland Ferry will open an hour early at 4:30 a.m. in coordination with local eclipse related events. For more information about hours, fees and operating status of either the Wheatland or Buena Vista ferries contact Marion County Public Works at (503) 588-5304 or visit www.co.marion.or.us/PW/ferries/Pages/default.aspx.

Marion County Disposal Sites

All Marion County disposal sites will be closed on Monday, August 21. This includes Salem-Keizer Recycling & Transfer Station, North Marion Recycling & Transfer Station and Brown's Island Demolition Landfill. All disposal sites will return to regular hours on Tuesday, August 22.

With the exception of the county disposal sites, Marion County business offices will be open regular hours on Monday, August 21.

Residential Garbage Service

Residential garbage service will be closed on Monday, August 21, for all of Marion County due to the eclipse. Service will be delayed by one day the balance of the week. For questions, contact your local garbage hauler or the Mid-Willamette Valley Garbage & Recycling Association at (503) 390-4000.

Information

Residents and visitors can receive information and emergency updates from Marion County via the following channels:

Media Releases:
Marion County Sheriff's Office -- Flash Alert
https://www.flashalert.net/id/MarionSheriff
Marion County (all other) -- Flash Alert
https://www.flashalert.net/id/MarionCounty
Marion County website -- Alerts & Emergencies
http://www.co.marion.or.us/Alerts
Marion County website -- County News page
www.co.marion.or.us

Social Media:
Emergency Management
o Facebook: @MCEmergency
o Twitter: @MarionCountyEM
Sheriff's Office
o Facebook & Twitter: @MCSOInTheKnow
Health
o Facebook: MarionCountyHealth
o Twitter: @MarionCo_Health
Commissioners
o Facebook: MarionCountyBoard
o Twitter: @MarionCo_Board
Traffic Division Officers Arrest Driver in June Fatal Car Crash (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/18/17 5:25 PM
Amanda Erickson
Amanda Erickson
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On Thursday August 17, 2017, at approximately 1:30 p.m., officers with the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Traffic Investigation Unit arrested 29-year-old Amanda Erickson in the 7900 block of North McKenna Avenue.

The investigation began on June 28, 2017, after a fatal vehicle crash in the area of North Columbia Boulevard and North Swift Court. Erickson was the driver of a vehicle that collided with another vehicle. The crash left the two passengers in Erickson's vehicle dead and seriously injured the driver of another vehicle.

Officers lodged Erickson in the Multnomah County Jail on two counts of Manslaughter in the Second Degree, three counts of Reckless Driving, and one count of Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants.

Drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs injure and kill thousands of people every year. People consuming alcohol or drugs are urged not to get behind the wheel and should have a sober driver or utilize taxis, rideshare companies or transit so everyone is safe on our streets.

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work towards reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390">http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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Attached Media Files: Amanda Erickson
Oregon eclipse update: info related to smoke, fire, vehicle fuel, eclipse glasses (Photo)
Oregon Office of Emergency Management - 08/18/17 4:40 PM
Oregon Office of Emergency Management
Oregon Office of Emergency Management
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News release // Oregon Emergency Management // For Immediate Release // Aug. 18, 2017

Media contact: Dave Thompson, Oregon Eclipse Joint Information Center, 503-378-3930

Salem OR -- As the eclipse quickly approaches, issues related to traffic, wildfires, and smoke are affecting travel. Rumors related to fuel, and a shortage of eclipse-rated glasses, are also prompting concerns. The Oregon Eclipse Joint Information Center, working with partner centers and agencies around the state, will issue regular updates starting today.

WILDFIRES
+ The State Emergency Communications Center (ECC) elevated from "enhanced watch" for the eclipse to activation at 1 p.m. on Friday in order to coordinate response to the growing number of wildfires in the state.

CONCERNS OF FUEL SHORTAGES
+ Some people have questioned whether enough fuel is available at Oregon gas stations. The Oregon Department of Energy reports fuel trucks are making deliveries around the clock. Even if a station runs out of fuel, its a temporary situation.

+ The terminals report that Oregons supply is in great shape, with no problems. Fuel haulers reinforced that. Theyre making their deliveries and not reporting any problems.

+ Should you encounter a fuel shortage at an area gas station, we recommend you visit another fuel station or return to the station that was out of fuel at a later time.

+ Stay calm fuel on!

WILDFIRE SMOKE
+ Weather and smoke levels can vary dramatically during wildfires. This can vary not only daily, but also hourly. Smoke may also affect one part of a community but not another. This can make it difficult to provide specific health warnings, especially when conditions change quickly.

+ Since smoke from wildfires varies around the state -- and can change quickly -- we recommend residents and visitors visit the multiagency site for communicating smoke information to the public at http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com. This site has the best and latest information about smoke conditions in your area.

+ Some people, such as those with chronic heart or lung disease, children and the elderly may experience health effects even when the air is unhealthy for a short time. It is important to take precautions based on your individual health and the smoke levels around you. This may mean staying indoors when air quality is poor. It may also mean not exercising during these conditions.

TRAVEL DELAYS/TRAFFIC
+ Traffic into and around Oregon will increase over the next few days as more and more people arrive to view the eclipse.

+ The best advice is to get where you are going and then stay put. Arrive early, stay put and leave late is your best course of action.

+ Those wanting the best and most current information on traffic conditions around the state should visit the Oregon Department of Transportations Tripcheck web page at http://TripCheck.com.

+ ODOT also has a mobile site at http://TripCheck.com/mobile.

SHORTAGE OF ECLIPSE GLASSES
+ Some areas have reported the supply of eclipse viewing glasses is low or depleted. While genuine protective eyewear is the only safe way to directly view the eclipse, one alternative to glasses includes a homemade pinhole projector. Visit the OEM Facebook page for a link to instructions on How to Make a Pinhole Projector to View the Solar Eclipse. The OEM page is http://www.facebook.com/OMDOEM

+ For additional information on safe viewing, visit the Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology at www.oregoneyephysicians.org, and the Casey Eye Institute www.ohsu.casey.com.

REMINDER
Oregons 211 information line is the best source of information for questions regarding Eclipse issues. Resident and visitors are encouraged to call 211 or visit 211info.org for information.

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Attached Media Files: Oregon Office of Emergency Management
Environmental Scoping Opens Through Oct. 3, 2017 for Port of Coos Bay's Proposed Channel Modification
US Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District - 08/18/17 4:19 PM
Release No: 17-030
For Immediate Release:
August 18, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is opening a public scoping phase in the preparation of a comprehensive environmental impact statement to evaluate the effects of the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay's proposed modifications to the Federal Navigation Channel. The Port's proposed project is made up of several actions to improve navigation efficiency, reduce shipping transportation costs and facilitate the shipping industry's transition to larger, more efficient vessels. The Corps' analysis also will support consideration of approvals and permits required prior to construction.

Scoping is an opportunity early in the environmental review process to collect information from the interested public and stakeholders on issues to consider in the analysis of potential environmental effects, as prepared under the National Environmental Policy Act. The Corps is the lead federal agency for preparing the draft EIS. A Notice of Intent was published in the Federal Register on Aug. 18, 2017 announcing the Corps' proposal to prepare this EIS and opening the comment period through Oct. 3, 2017.

An open house-style public scoping meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 to talk with Corps staff about the EIS process, the significance of public input and to receive written input. Port staff also will display information about their proposal and be available for discussion. The meeting will be held from 3 to 7:30 p.m. in the Myrtlewood Room, Coos Bay Public Library, 525 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay, Ore. The public is welcome to drop by anytime.

Written scoping input is welcome through the comment period by postal mail or by email. The public is encouraged to visit the Corps' channel modification EIS website to learn more about NEPA and how to submit scoping input: www.nwp.usace.army.mil/coast/coos-bay/channel-modification.

Portland District's first mission, eliminating impediments to navigation on the Pacific Northwest's rivers, dates back to 1871. The Corps maintains safe and reliable channels, harbors and waterways for the transportation of commerce, support to national security and recreation.

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Oregon Dept. of Forestry Fire Update for Friday, Aug. 18 - Existing large fires spread
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/18/17 3:49 PM
Winds helped fan the spread of two existing large fires in central Oregon yesterday while a third in southern Oregon crossed a river barrier.

With hundreds of homes threatened, the Milli Fire just west of Sisters has become the top priority fire within the regional and national fire response system. ODF's Central Oregon District continues to be heavily engaged in fighting the fire along with the Deschutes National Forest. The fire was reported yesterday at 4,565 acres. It has affected at least 200 acres of ODF-protected land. ODF has contacted affected landowners. The fire's spread into areas of standing dead timber creates additional hazards for firefighters. The fire has generated evacuation orders and closures of roads and recreational areas in and around the Three Sisters Wilderness. A community meeting yesterday about the fire was attended by some 400 people.

An ember Thursday afternoon blew across containment lines on the Nena Springs Fire, dramatically increasing the fire size from 40,000 to 46,000 acres and threatening homes. No additional ODF-protected lands were involved in yesterday's breakout. The fire is burning
on the Warms Springs reservation some 30 miles south of The Dalles.

Yesterday the Chetco Bar Fire in Curry County crossed the Chetco River and grew to the southwest. As a result of the fire's movement, more resources arrived today with more expected in coming days, including engines, crews and overhead. With strong north winds and lower relative humidity the fire moved to the south and is now established in the Quail Prairie drainage. The fire's size is estimated at 10,963 acres. Visibility is expected to worsen in the Brookings and Harbor area as a result of fire growth. A community meeting will be held in Brookings at Azalea Middle School, this Sunday Aug. 20th at 3 p.m.

New fires on ODF-protected lands

A lack of lightning and moderate temperatures across inland Oregon meant relatively few new fire starts yesterday. Aggressive initial attack by ODF firefighters has kept most of the few that did start on ODF-protected lands to small size.

In southern Oregon, temperatures have been in the 80s and 90s and the energy release component levels (a measure of the available energy per square foot at the flaming front of a fire) are in some places setting records. ODF's Southwest Oregon District responded yesterday afternoon to a fire in steep, brushy terrain five miles east of Grants Pass near I-5 at milepost 53. That fire quickly grew to about 30 acres. ODF sent 11 engines, nine hand crews, two water tenders and four dozers to the fire.

The Staley Fire south of Oakridge is burning just a few miles from ODF-protected land. ODF is engaging with the Incident Management Team managing that fire.

Updates on other existing wildfires

Umpqua North Complex - Douglas Forest Protective Association

Because the fire continues to move west towards the Umpqua National Forest boundary, fire managers have entered into a Unified Command with the U.S. Forest Service, ODF, Douglas Forest Protective Association and the Bureau of Land Management.

Increased fire activity is expected this afternoon. ODF and Douglas Forest Protective Association personnel remain engaged in protecting private lands threatened by the group of fires that started on the Umpqua National Forest.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office, in coordination with the Umpqua North Complex Fire Managers, issued a Level One "Get Ready" evacuation notice today for the Susan Creek residential area and the Bureau of Land Management Susan Creek Campground. The Umpqua National Forest remains closed in areas of the North Umpqua and Diamond Lake Ranger Districts.

Whitewater Fire - Willamette National Forest / ODF North Cascade District

More burnout operations to remove vegetation between this fire and control lines are planned. This should help keep the fire from spreading into private forestland. The fire size is holding at 6,716 acres. Two Oregon Army National Guard Ch-47 helicopters from Pendleton continue dropping water on the fire.

Fire conditions forecast

Eclipse viewers will be pleased to note that skies will be sunny everywhere but the coast over the next few days. Temperatures away from the coast will moderate this weekend into the low to mid-80s except around Medford, which will be in the 90s. Sunny skies, however, mean fuels will remain dry and vulnerable to ignition.

Lightning is expected to return to south-central Oregon Tuesday, spreading more widely to central and eastern Oregon on Wednesday. With it comes the almost certain risk of new wildfires. Fire restrictions and closures remain in effect. To find those for ODF-protected lands, go to http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/Fire/Pages/Restrictions.aspx

For more information on wildfires and wildfire readiness, please go to the department's wildfire blog.

Fire Statistics

January 1, 2017 to August 18, 2017:

Lightning-caused fires: 191 fires burned 2,076 acres
Human-caused fires: 512 fires burned 1,510 acres
Total: 703 fires burned 3,586 acres

10-year average January 1 to this date

Lightning-caused fires: 225 fires burned 27,619 acres
Human-caused fires: 435 fires burned 4,480 acres
Total: 660 fires burned 32,099 acres

Numbers here may be rounded and may not reflect current totals, since reporting of official acres burned can take awhile.
DPSST Basic Telecommunications Curriculum Committee Meeting Scheduled
Ore. Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 08/18/17 3:22 PM
For Immediate Release
August 15, 2017
Contact: Sara Stewart
503-378-2424

Notice of Regular Meeting
The Basic Telecommunications Curriculum Committee will hold a regular curriculum meeting at 10:00-15:30 on September 26, 2017. The meeting will be held in the conference room C221 at DPSST. The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the deaf or hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made before the meeting by calling the contact listed above.

Agenda Items:

Review content drafts submitted
Make corrections/revisions to finalize drafts
Assign/delegate completion of drafts
Review next steps in the development process
Address committee member needs


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 DPSST Telecommunications Curriculum 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.
Update: Central Oregon Eclipse JIC Daily Update
Central Oregon Emergency Information Network - 08/18/17 2:55 PM
Central Oregon Eclipse JIC Daily Update

Friday, August 18, 2017, 3 p.m. UPDATE

Time of the eclipse -- in Madras (exact times will vary slightly depending on exact location):
- Begins: 9:06 a.m.
- Total darkness begins (in Madras): 10:19 a.m.
- Total darkness lasts (in Madras): 2 minutes and 2 seconds
Information lines --
- General eclipse questions: 211
- General fire questions: 541-316-7711 (or Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center website: centralorfireinfo.blogspot.com)
- Milli Fire: Use 541-316-7711
- Evacuation information related to Milli Fire: 541-550-4888
- Nena Springs Fire: 541-460-7525; or visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5489/
Evacuations/closures/shelters -- For Milli Fire: Level 2 Evacuation area includes Crossroads and Edgington subdivisions; Level 1 Evacuation for Tollgate subdivision. Red Cross shelters in Sisters have been closed until needed.

For Nena Springs: Highway 3 is closed from Webster Flat Road to MM14; Highway 8 to Kah-Nee-Ta closed; Charley Canyon and Webster Flat Road closed. Level 3 Evacuations: Kah-Nee-Ta Resort -- except for those with hotel reservations (Kah-Nee-Ta open for business); Wolfe Point; South Junction and Culpus Bridge. There is a Red Cross shelter at the Warm Springs Community Center for anyone evacuated due to the Nena Springs Fire. For definitions of evacuation levels: http://www.projectwildfire.org/evacuation/

Smoke/Air quality -- (From the DEQ): Central Oregon is seeing smoke and low level haze from the Milli Fire. Sisters has unhealthy air quality, while Bend, Redmond and Prineville show air quality ranging from moderate to unhealthy for sensitive groups. Madras is clear at this time.

Air quality conditions should improve starting Saturday, when easterly winds begin pushing smoke out of Central Oregon.

While the smoke forecast for the region is favorable, people should remain aware of air quality conditions and take appropriate precautions. Smoke can create health problems, particularly for children, the elderly and those with heart or lung problems.

Aside from wildfire smoke, there is a very good chance for cloudless skies in Central Oregon on Monday morning, according to the National Weather Service: www.weather.gov/pdt/.

For the most current information on smoke in Oregon: http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/
View Oregon's Air Quality Index: www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/

View public health guidance on smoke from the Oregon Health Authority: http://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/PREPAREDNESS/PREPARE/Documents/2014Public_Health_Guidance_for_Outdoor_School_Activities.pdf

Gas -- Most stations are reporting they still have fuel and more trucks are scheduled throughout the day.

Roads update --Due to the Milli Fire, OR 242 is closed from Sisters to OR 126. Madras reports traffic is moving comfortably into and through Madras. ODOT reports no significant delays. Check tripcheck.com or call 511 for up-to-date information.

Eyewear -- Viewing an eclipse requires proper eye protection at all times. For more information on NASA approved eclipse safety glasses visit https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety)

Hospitals -- Central Oregon hospitals report adequate capacity.

About the Multi-Agency Coordination Center (MACC)
Agency partners from Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties have come together as a Multi-Agency Coordination Center (MACC) to work across jurisdictional lines. This includes ensuring agencies have timely information and that resources are allocated appropriately to mitigate the impacts of the large influx in population.

About the Central Oregon Eclipse Joint Information Center
The JIC is staffed by public information officers from MACC agencies to provide consistent, coordinated information to the media and to Central Oregon visitors and residents. The JIC helps media, travelers and the general public with timely access to information that will allow them to make decisions in support of a safe and enjoyable experience.

Accommodation Information for People with Disabilities
To obtain this information in an alternate format such as Braille, large print, electronic formats, etc. please contact COEIN at 541-550-4888 or centraloregoninfo@gmail.com.

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Willamette Country Music Festival Update
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 08/18/17 1:31 PM
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley would like to remind people attending the Willamette Country Music Festival that underage drinking will not be tolerated. The Linn County Sheriff's Office has a zero tolerance policy for Minors in Possession of Alcohol, which is a violation. All underage drinkers will be cited.

Thursday night, deputies worked with festival staff to crack down on minors consuming alcohol.

The following were cited for Minor in Possession of Alcohol: 20-year-old Royce Hamm of Drain, 19-year-old John Nantz of Lake Oswego, 18-year-old Mason Dallegge of Eugene, 19-year-old Justin Silvey of Portland, 19-year-old Cheyanne Broten of Harrisburg, 18-year-old Spencer Templeman of Eugene, 18-year-old Davis Lamb of Eugene, 20-year-old Seth Lillingston of Springfield, 18-year-old Spencer Lillingston of Springfield, 19-year-old Logan Blake of Bend, 19-year-old Joseph Rixie of Bend and 20-year-old Devin Dean of Springfield. 19-year-old Cole Charpilloz was cited for Misrepresentation of Age for carrying a fake identification. Music festival staff cut the wristbands and ejected all those cited from the music festival site.

The Linn County Sheriff's Office is committed to making the Willamette Country Music Festival as safe as possible. Sheriff Riley encourages attendees to enjoy themselves, but do so responsibly.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland hosts Back to School event with Portland Police Bureau and East Precinct
Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro Area - 08/18/17 1:19 PM
In partnership with Portland Police Bureau's Youth Services Division and East Precinct, Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro will host its annual Back to School event at the Wattles Boys & Girls Club (9330 SE Harold St.) Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm. This event is open to the public and media is welcome.

Youth & families will have the opportunity to receive helmets, backpacks, and school supplies to celebrate the start of the school year. Safety booths, a Rodeo, crafts, games, and food will be provided. Families are encouraged to attend. Children must be present and participate in the safety booths to receive helmets, backpacks, and school supplies.

This event is sponsored by Providence Health & Services, Z-man Foundation, Les Schwab Tire Center, Revolution Church Portland, Jubitz, 7-11, Portland Police Association, Trade Printing, and more.

Saturday, August 19, 2017
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wattles Boys & Girls Club
9330 SE Harold St.
FREE

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The Youth Services Division (YSD) works with community partners to keep our youth safe. We strive to keep youth in school and out of the criminal justice system while applying non-traditional measures to hold youth accountable. We form partnerships, and build relationships with youth that is impactful and sustainable. We teach youth good citizenship values and assist schools increase their graduation rates.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro empowers more than 5,000 youth to discover their full potential through impactful after-school and summer programs. Clubs are designed to support kids and teens as they develop the qualities they need to achieve academic success, become responsible leaders, and live healthy lives. Today, the Clubs operate six facilities located throughout the metropolitan area, along with school-based programs in the Parkrose and North Clackamas School District.
Geologic mapping committee to meet August 23 in Portland
Oregon Dept. of Geology and Mineral Industries - 08/18/17 12:56 PM
PORTLAND, Ore. - The Oregon Geologic Mapping Advisory Committee will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday, August 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Portland State Office Building, 800 NE Oregon St.

The meeting agenda is available at www.OregonGeology.org

The Oregon Geologic Mapping Advisory Committee (OGMAC) helps prioritize geologic mapping in the state of Oregon to focus on areas where natural hazard and resource management issues require good geologic data. OGMAC meets annually and is made up of professional geoscientists and natural resource specialists representing federal, state, and local government agencies, academia, and private industry who have a vested interest in Oregon's geologic framework, hazards, and resources.
Red Cross Operating Wildfire Evacuation Shelters in Brookings and Warm Springs
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/18/17 12:27 PM
The American Red Cross continues to operate wildfire evacuation shelters due to wildfires affecting thousands of acres in Central and Southern Oregon.

The Red Cross has opened a shelter for wildfire evacuees in Brookings, Oregon located at Brookings Harbor High School, 625 Pioneer Rd, Brookings, OR 97415 because of the Chetco Bar Fire.

In Central Oregon, Red Cross disaster responders continue to assist people affected by the Nena Springs Wildfire near Warm Springs, OR.

The Red Cross shelter in Warm Springs remains open at the Warm Springs Community Center, 2200 Hollywood Blvd, Warm Springs, Oregon.

At both shelters, individuals and families affected by the wildfires and in need of shelter assistance are encouraged to simply show up at the shelter for help and information.


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


Attached Media Files: Wildfire Safety Tips
THPRD hits the target with new archery range at PCC Rock Creek Campus (Photo)
Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation - 08/18/17 12:13 PM
Charlie Corrarino (left) and Jeff Hooker test their skills at THPRD's new archery range at PCC Rock Creek.
Charlie Corrarino (left) and Jeff Hooker test their skills at THPRD's new archery range at PCC Rock Creek.
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Through a partnership with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District has established an archery range at the PCC Rock Creek Campus (17705 NW Springville Road) for archers to hone their skills.

The range is now open daily from dawn to dusk. There is no cost to use the site, which includes 10 targets ranging from 10 to 60 yards away.

According to Keith Watson, THPRD superintendent of Sports, the effort to bring an archery range to Portland's west side was led by ODFW, with encouragement from an enthusiastic volunteer at a local archery club. While ODFW had the interest and grant money available to fund the new amenity, it had no suitable location.

Enter THRPD and PCC.

"We originally looked at a site west of our Rock Creek Powerline soccer fields," Watson said. "When we began looking at alternatives, the practice field on the north end of the PCC campus, which is part of our sports complex there, became an option. We were delighted when PCC approved the plan."

Besides providing the host site, the college may eventually offer archery classes there.

For THPRD, the pilot program provides a new amenity to district residents and could help grow the district's existing archery programs at Cedar Hills Recreation Center and Garden Home Recreation Center.

"Hopefully, this is the first of many emerging sports that we can provide to our residents," Watson said, noting that archery has experienced a resurgence in recent years following the popularity of the "Hunger Games" movies.

Site maintenance will be handled by THPRD staff, who were instrumental in coordinating activities with volunteer work groups to get the site up and running.

ODFW provided a large rules sign that is posted at the entrance, and fencing was added so there is a single point of entry. There are also caution signs around the perimeter.

"We are confident the site will be safe," Watson said.

A grand opening event will be scheduled after a short "soft launch" period.

THPRD's sports complex at PCC Rock Creek, made possible by a partnership with the college, spans 32 acres. The facility opened in 2007 and includes tennis courts as well as fields for baseball, softball, soccer, lacrosse and practice football. A dog park was added in 2013.


Attached Media Files: Charlie Corrarino (left) and Jeff Hooker test their skills at THPRD's new archery range at PCC Rock Creek.
Safety Belt Blitz and Driver Sober campaigns
Hillsboro Police Dept. - 08/18/17 12:04 PM
Hillsboro Police Department Safety Belt Blitz occurring August 21 -- September 3, 2017

The Total Solar Eclipse of Monday, August 21, 2017 is event is literally unprecedented. As we reflect on the fact that this is the first cross-country total solar eclipse since the advent of the automobile and the creation of the interstate freeway system. We ask our Oregon residents and visitors to buckle-up and the make this a safe event.

The Safety Belt Blitz is a high-visibility enforcement effort designed to detect violators of Oregon's traffic laws with special emphasis on occupant protection. This project is sponsored by the Oregon Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Administration.

We will also focus on child safety. It is important as a driver that you are familiar with current child safety seat laws. Infants are required to ride in rear-facing safety seats until they reach both two years of age and twenty pounds. Children over two years old and between 20 and 40 pounds must be properly secured with a forward-facing child safety seat. Children who weigh over 40 pounds must be properly secured in a booster seat until they are 8 years old OR 4'9 in height. Children who are at least 8 years old or 4'9 tall may graduate to an adult safety belt, but only if it fits them properly.

When a driver is buckled with a seat belt, children are likely to be buckled 87% of the time. When a driver is not buckled in a seat belt, children are likely to be buckled only 24% of the time (NHTSA).

For the Hillsboro Police Department it's not about the citations; it's about saving lives. Lack of or improper use of seatbelts continues to play a significant factor in the number of Oregon motor vehicle occupant deaths.




"Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Crackdown" enforcement detail for September 4th, 2017

Thanks to a grant from the Oregon Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Administration, the Hillsboro Police Department will have additional officers out enforcing DUI laws in an effort to keep drunk, drugged and high drivers off the road. Officers, who are also drug recognition experts, will be among those conducting these increased DUI patrols.

If you or someone you care about will be out drinking or consuming other intoxicants, please make sure to select a sober designated driver, or use mass transit, taxis, or a rideshare service to get around town.

Uber and Lyft offer first time rider discounts.


Our goal is simple. To save lives. Driving impaired is simply not worth the risk
Man Sentenced after Lengthy Child Sex Abuse Investigation (Photo)
Washington County Sheriff's Office - 08/18/17 11:26 AM
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Media Release

Man Sentenced after Lengthy Child Sex Abuse Investigation

August 18, 2017 -- Detectives began an investigation in 2012 after a cognitively-delayed child came forward and reported that Luis Bautista had sexually abused her when she was younger. Mr. Bautista was sentenced today to 99 months in prison for his crimes.

In February 2012, detectives began an investigation after learning of historical sexual abuse committed against a cognitively-delayed child when the child was in elementary school. The child knew only minimal information about the suspect, who had rented a room from the family at the time. During the investigation, the suspect was ultimately identified.

On April 25, 2013, Mr. Bautista was indicted by a Washington County grand jury for multiple sex crimes. His whereabouts were unknown at the time and a nationwide arrest warrant was issued.

On June 2, 2016, Mr. Bautista was located and arrested by the San Francisco Police Department. He was later extradited to Oregon on June 23, 2016.

During a trial in June 2017, Mr. Bautista was convicted of one count of Sodomy in the second degree, one count of Unlawful Sexual Penetration in the second degree and two counts of Sexual Abuse in the second degree.

Today, Mr. Bautista was sentenced by Washington County Circuit Court Judge Oscar Garcia to 99 months in the Oregon Department of Corrections for the aforementioned crimes.

Detectives from the Washington County Sheriff's Office Child Abuse Investigations Unit work tirelessly to hold offenders accountable for sex acts committed against children.


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Hoodland Fire is Prepositioning Wildland Fire Resources (Photo)
Hoodland Fire Dist. #74 - 08/18/17 11:09 AM
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Welches, Or. -- Hoodland Fire District is prepositioning wildland fire equipment to support the Mt. Hood National Forest firefighting resources. Due to the large influx of people camping in the area, projected warm weather and that the vegetation is dry, the threat of wildland fire starts has increased. Hoodland Fire is providing initial attack for all fires in the Highway 26 corridor and part of Highway 35 to Mt. Hood Meadows. Hoodland Crews are working with both Forest Service and Oregon Department of Forestry to respond to new fire starts and suppress them before they increase in size.

Hoodland Fire wants to remind Citizens that both the National Forest and Oregon Department of Forestry lands are in public use fire restrictions. Smoking is prohibited, except in vehicles, trailers, and developed recreation sites. Campfires are only allowed in designated developed recreation sites with fire rings. ATV and motorcycle use are also prohibited on trails due to high fire danger.

Hoodland Fire District is also preparing to have Oregon National Guard members imbedded with the fire district to assist with traffic flow on Highway 26. The two rented BMW adventure sport motorcycles are now in service. They are staffed with a Paramedic and an EMT will provide advanced medical care as well as scene management or landing zone support and is equipped with medical, traffic control and landing zone equipment.


Attached Media Files: Motorcycle medics in service , Cooperation from fire on August 3
PPB Response to Questions Regarding MAX Assault Involving Jeremy Christian
Portland Police Bureau - 08/18/17 10:37 AM
The Portland Police Bureau is aware of questions in the community regarding the response to an assault investigation on May 25, 2017, that occurred on a MAX platform. This assault investigation involved Jeremy Christian, the suspect indicted for the deaths of two men and the injuries to another man on a MAX train the following day.

Because both of these cases are pending, the Police Bureau cannot release reports, but can outline what occurred:

On May 25, 2017, at 11:36 p.m., and officer was dispatched on a priority call to the Rose Quarter Transit Station, regarding a disturbance between a male and female. No other officers or Transit Police were in the area.

Upon arrival, the officer contacted individuals standing at the platform and asked if they had been involved in a disturbance. No one indicated they were involved. The group included Jeremy Christian, but at the time, the officer had no information to know he was the suspect. The officer then contacted the victim who was standing with two TriMet supervisors who had called for medical to come to the scene. A witness was also standing with the victim.
The officer began to interview the victim and witness, who stated the suspect had thrown a plastic Gatorade bottle at the victim, causing injuries in the eye area.

The witness pointed to a man standing near the fountain (who was identified as Jeremy Christian the following day), and said it was the man who had thrown the bottle. The suspect did not appear to be concerned police were there was not trying to leave the scene.
The officer asked the victim twice to confirm that Christian was the man who had assaulted her. The victim told the officer Christian was not the suspect both times. During traumatic incidents such as this, officers often interview people who need more time to process the information.

At this time, the officer did not have reasonable suspicion to detain Christian. Meanwhile, the suspect began casually walking away, and then the victim identified him as the man who had thrown the bottle at her.

The officer was working alone and no cover officers were readily available. The officer decided to follow the suspect in his patrol car until a cover officer arrived. Officers are trained to wait for a cover officer prior to contacting a potentially violent suspect, to ensure the safety of all involved. Unfortunately, the suspect left the area, as the officer was starting to follow him. When a cover officer arrived, both officers searched the area, but did not locate Christian.

The officer then returned to the location to continue to interview the victim and document what occurred. She told him about what had happened between her and the suspect on the Max train and what subsequently led to the assault on the platform. The officer took photos of the victim's injuries and then TriMet provided a ride home for her. The officer then recovered the bottle, photographed it as well and logged it into the property room.
The officer notified his supervisor of the incident and contacted TriMet to pull the video from the train so it could be logged as evidence. The officer also searched YouTube just in case there were any videos posted from people on the train or platform, but he did not locate any.

On the next day, May 26, 2017, the officer saw news reports and recognized the suspect from the May 25th assault as Jeremy Christian. He notified supervisors on the scene of the homicide about the incident on May 25, 2017.

"The Police Bureau understands the emotion and fear of hatred that has occurred in our community," said Acting Chief Chris Uehara. "We will continue to lift up, support and protect all community members."

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How to Stay Informed During Eclipse Weekend
City of Salem - 08/18/17 10:30 AM
The City of Salem reminds residents that they will distribute information, notifications and emergency alerts via the following channels. Residents and visitors are encouraged to follow or subscribe to one or more of these options.

Websites:

CityofSalem.net/eclipse
CityofSalem.net/alerts-and-news
You can also follow SalemAreaEclipse.info for regional information

Community Alert System:

Subscribe to the City's Community Alerts to receive time-sensitive alerts for up to five addresses within Salem: http://www.cityofsalem.net/Pages/get-community-alerts.aspx

FlashAlerts:

Subscribe to City FlashAlerts for general news releases and emergency messages
Salem Police Department: http://www.flashalert.net/id/salempolicedept
City of Salem and Salem Fire Department: http://www.flashalert.net/id/CityofSalem

Social Media

City of Salem Facebook: facebook.com/CityOfSalemOR
City of Salem Twitter: twitter.com/cityofsalem
Salem Police Facebook: facebook.com/SalemPoliceDept/
Salem Police Twitter: twitter.com/SalemPoliceDept
Salem Fire Department Facebook: facebook.com/CityofSalemFireDept

Hashtags we are using:
#SalemOR
#OReclipse
#Eclipse2017
#SurvivetheEclipse

TV and Radio:

Local TV and radio channels
Capitol Community Television, cable channel 21

Phone Numbers

Please remember that 911 is for true emergencies only. Do not call 911 to inquire about traffic, the weather, or the eclipse in general.

503-588-6279 The City has an information line for those who are looking for general City information during the eclipse. This service will be active Friday, August 18 to Monday, August 21, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

211 Normally a community resource referral number for people in Oregon and southwest Washington, the 211 call takers are set up to answer eclipse-associated questions from August 16 to 23. For assistance, you only need to know the zip code for the area. The service is available 24/7. You can reach this service by dialing 211, texting eclipse to 898211, or visiting 211info.org.

311 The City of Salem's Public Works Dispatch is available for reporting all things related to city streets. Crews are always available to respond to situations like street closures, non-working traffic signals or traffic hazards, like objects blocking a lane of travel.

511 The Oregon Department of Transportation's TripCheck service provides travel info by phone via a voice recognition system; just follow the prompts. Find out road conditions all throughout the state and subscribe to receive regional alerts. The service is also available online at www.tripcheck.com.

911 The general rule with calling 911 is to call whenever there is an immediate danger to life or property. Reporting a crime in progress, a medical emergency, a fire, or a traffic crash with injuries are all examples of when to call 911.
Nena Springs Fire Update Aug. 18 (Photo)
Oregon State Fire Marshal - 08/18/17 9:44 AM
Nena Springs Fire crosses into Charley Canyon approximately 8pm Thursday, Aug. 17.
Nena Springs Fire crosses into Charley Canyon approximately 8pm Thursday, Aug. 17.
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Warm Springs OR -- At approximately 3:20pm Thursday, an ember from the Nena Springs Fire blew out of containment lines near Kishwalk. Driven by high winds, the fire began running in grass and brush. Two helicopters, handcrews and at least 10 engines responded in addition to 150 firefighters that were already assigned to the fire.

Winds pushed the fire over Indian Head Canyon and through Charlie Canyon, then continued move a mile east past the Kah-Nee-Ta Resort. As was planned earlier in the week, in the event an evacuation notice was issued, visitors sheltered in place. Firefighters used Route 8 to burn from the road. This successfully removed grass from around the Resort and forced the fire to stay above and away from the area. While the Resort is still at a Level 3 evacuation, the immediate threat to it is gone.

At approximately 10pm Thursday night, the fire jumped Hwy 3 at Fish Hatchery Grade. Firefighters' priority was to keep the fire from crossing the Warm Springs River and to prevent it from burning structures. As of midnight Thursday, these objectives had been met.

The Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal Red Team, commanded by Ian Yocum, was mobilized late Thursday night. Two task forces of engines from Marion and Multnomah Counties began working with the existing organization around midnight. Yamhill and Washington Counties engines and personnel arrived this morning. These task forces bring with them a total of 79 firefighters, 19 engines and four water tenders to assist with protecting structures and building upon the work firefighters have already completed.

The fire has grown an estimated 6,000 acres bringing the total acres to approximately 46,000. A flight will occur this morning to get a more accurate account of the fire's size. It is 40% contained.

Evacuation Notices: The Kah-Nee-Ta Resort & Spa received a Level 3 evacuation notice Thursday evening. As was planned this week, in the event of a wildfire, visitors will remain in place. Charley Canyon, Webster Flat Road, South Junction, Culpus Bridge, and Wolf Point Subdivision are now at a Level 3 Evacuation Notice.

Evacuation Center: The Red Cross established an evacuation center at the Warm Springs Community Center for residents that have been evacuated.

Road Closures: Hwy 3 to School Flats; Hwy 8 to Ka-Nee-Ta Village; Webster Flat Road, and Culpus Bridge are closed to all traffic.


Attached Media Files: Nena Springs Fire crosses into Charley Canyon approximately 8pm Thursday, Aug. 17.
Oregon Historical Society Hosts 3rd Annual Chocolate Cake Smackdown
Oregon Historical Society - 08/18/17 9:44 AM
Sixteen Portland area community and civic leaders have accepted the challenge of participating in the 3rd annual Oregon Historical Society Chocolate Cake Smackdown and baking a chocolate cake that will win the favor of Gerry Frank, who has served for an amazing 58 years as the sole judge of the Oregon State Fair Chocolate Cake Contest.

The contest will be held on Wednesday, August 23, at 12:00 noon at the Oregon Historical Society, located at 1200 SW Park Avenue in Portland. Admission is free, and audience members will have the opportunity to sample the entries, and to enjoy free cake from Gerry Frank's Konditorei Bakery.

This year's Oregon State Fair Gerry Frank Chocolate Cake Contest will be held on Sunday, September 3 in Salem. It is the longest running and best known chocolate cake contest in the country.

More information about the OHS Chocolate Cake Smackdown, including a complete list of contestants, can be found at www.ohs.org.
Attempted Murder
Hillsboro Police Dept. - 08/18/17 9:14 AM
Arrested:

Cristin Octavio Magana-Ponce (12-14-97) was arrested for conspiracy to commit murder on two counts. Magna-ponce is a Portland resident.

A 17 year old male juvenile was arrested for two counts of attempted murder.

Summary:

On 8-12-17 at approximately midnight, the Hillsboro Police Department responded to the area of 11th Place and Main Street for a shots fired call. The initial investigation lead the officers to 102 SE 11th Place.

The responding Officers found that there had been a juvenile party at the residence. Witnesses stated that an argument broke out between several of the guests, several of which were uninvited. The host of the party asked the uninvited group to leave the premises, which they did.

A short time later shots broke out from outside the residence. Several of the bullets struck two male juveniles who were in the residence.

The two victims were transported by friends to St. Vincent's Hospital. Both suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The Washington County IGET (inter-agency gang enforcement team), took the lead on the follow-up investigation.

The 17 year male was arrested late last night at his Portland residence.

Early this morning Magana--Ponce was arrest at his Portland residence with the assistance of the Portland Metro Gang Team and Portland SERT. The weapon used in this incident was also recovered at this time.

This case is still under investigation
City of Vancouver seeks proposals for Mill Plain Central subarea plan
City of Vancouver - 08/18/17 8:54 AM
Vancouver, Wash. -- The City of Vancouver released a Request for Proposals (RFP) today seeking proposals from qualified firms or individuals to prepare a subarea plan for the approximately 205-acre Mill Plain Central Subarea, located near Mill Plain Boulevard and Devine Road in central Vancouver. Proposals are due by Oct. 18 at 3 p.m.

The City of Vancouver Comprehensive Plan identifies Mill Plain Central as a future urban center, and calls for the establishment of a subarea plan to guide future growth and development in central Vancouver, an area that has not experienced investment and development at the same rate as other areas of the city.

"This is an exceptional opportunity to transform the central part of Vancouver," said City Manager Eric Holmes. "We are very excited about working with the community to create and implement a plan that brings new vibrancy to the central part of our city."

City goals for this project include:

>> Establishing a vision for a vibrant urban center that includes a mix of uses and amenities, and is economically feasible and context sensitive.

>> Catalyzing additional private development in the Mill Plain Central Subarea, including new housing, commercial, retail, service and employment uses.

>> Involving the public in the planning and design process through a robust and inclusive public engagement strategy, including neighborhood associations, property owners, Vancouver School District, C-TRAN, Vancouver Housing Authority, social service agencies, current Tower Mall tenants and area businesses.

>> Including equitable development practices and principles as a key component of this plan.

>> Considering a full range of housing (market rate, workforce and affordable) as a component of the plan.

>> Including accessible public open space as a component of the plan.

>> Utilizing innovative urban design and sustainable development standards that serve as a demonstration for future projects.

>> Planning for the creative and functional integration of transit.

>> Increasing multi-modal connectivity within the subarea and to surrounding uses and assets, including the Burnt Bridge Creek and Blandford Canyon recreational areas, adjacent schools and residential neighborhoods, and the nearby employment centers at PeaceHealth Medical Center and the Lower Grand Employment Area.

"This area has incredible redevelopment potential, and the next step is to develop a cohesive vision and plan for what the area could become," added Chad Eiken, community and economic development director for the City of Vancouver. "We anticipate this unique project will attract a number of experienced firms, and we look forward to seeing how design and planning professionals translate the City's goals into a high-impact plan."

A non-mandatory pre-submittal meeting will take place at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 7 in Council Chambers at Vancouver City Hall, 415 W. 6th St. Video of the meeting will also available for on-demand playback after Sept. 11 on the City's website (www.cityofvancouver.us).

Request for Proposal packets may be examined at in the lobby of Vancouver City Hall, 415 W. 6th St. or online at https://vancouver.procureware.com.

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Lottery Wilsonville Payment Center Closed Monday, Aug. 21
Oregon Lottery - 08/18/17 7:58 AM
The Oregon Lottery Wilsonville Payment Center will be closed Monday, Aug. 21 due to the anticipated influx of people in the area for the day's solar eclipse. The payment center will reopen Tuesday, Aug. 22 for regular business hours of 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The Lottery's main office in Salem will be open as usual from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Since the Oregon Lottery began selling tickets on April 25, 1985, it has earned over $11 billion for economic development, public education, state parks and watershed enhancements. For more information on the Oregon Lottery visit www.oregonlottery.org

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Portland Restaurants Feature Healthy Menu Options at the Brian Grant Foundation's Plates for Parkinson's Event
Brian Grant Foundation - 08/18/17 6:44 AM
Event supports the Brian Grant Foundation's Parkinson's programs

WHAT: The Brian Grant Foundation (BGF) will host its first annual Plates for Parkinson's event, bringing together local restaurants and markets to feature small bites of menu options that support a healthy lifestyle for people living with the disease. Approximately 250 guests will have the opportunity to sample the cuisine, enjoy music and drinks, and mingle with Brian Grant and friends. The event will raise awareness and support for BGF's nutrition and exercise programs for people living with Parkinson's.

Early bird tickets are available for $35 until September 15, 2017. To purchase tickets online visit www.pdplates.eventbrite.com.

WHEN: Friday, September 29, 2017
6:00-9:00pm PST

WHERE: Urban Studio
935 NW Davis St.
Portland, OR 97209

WHO: Established in 2010, the Brian Grant Foundation (BGF) helps people live better with Parkinson's through exercise, nutrition, and a supportive community. BGF was founded by NBA idol Brian Grant, who was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson's in 2008 at the age of 36.

For more information about the Brian Grant Foundation, visit www.briangrant.org

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UPDATE: SERT/CNT Responding to East Portland to Assist in Apprehending Wanted Person - Arrest
Portland Police Bureau - 08/18/17 5:16 AM
The Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) have taken a suspect into custody.

This investigation began in Hillsboro in the 100 block of Southeast 11th Place on Saturday August 12, 2017 at 1:21 a.m. when deputies responded to the report of a shooting where two people were injured by gunfire. The Washington County Interagency Gang Enforcement Team (IGET) investigated the shooting. During the investigation IGET deputies learned a suspect involved in the shooting was located in the 500 block of Northeast 127th Ave.

Traffic in the area should no longer be impacted; however, neighbors in the area may see a police presence as Washington County Sherriff's Office Interagency Gang Enforcement Deputies serve a warrant on the location.

The Hillsboro Police Department Public Information Officer may provide additional information, including information about the suspect, as the investigation continues.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are responding to the area of Northeast 122nd Ave and Northeast Glisan Street to assist Gang Enforcement Team officers with the apprehension of a wanted person.

The Public Information Officer (PIO) will be responding to the scene. Once on scene the PIO will provide additional information and a staging location for media.

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Thu. 08/17/17
Structural resources return to the Nena Springs Fire
Oregon State Fire Marshal - 08/17/17 9:56 PM
The Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal's Red Incident Management Team and three task forces are being redeployed to assist with the Nena Springs Fire, burning on the Warm Springs Reservation, after this afternoon an ember from the fire blew out of containment lines near Kishwalk.

A Level 1 evacuation is in place for residents in Charlie Canyon.

Two helicopters, hand crews and at least 10 engines are on scene working to contain the fire.

No road closures are currently in effect, although responders ask the public to stay away from the area to allow fire traffic to move safely.
One of Clark County's newest K9's captures escapee (Photo)
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/17/17 9:06 PM
Clark County Sheriff K9 Apollo
Clark County Sheriff K9 Apollo
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On 8.17.17 at 1426 hours Clark County Corrections Deputies reported to 9-1-1 that an inmate housed at the Clark County Jail work center, located at 5197 NW Lower River Rd., had climbed over the perimeter fence and fled into the area near the Port of Vancouver. Clark County Sheriff's Office K9 Deputy Cramer and "Apollo" responded and a track for the escaped inmate ensued about 45 minutes after the initial escape time. The inmate was located by K9 "Apollo" about a 100 yards from where the subject was last seen. The inmate had completely buried himself in sand under thick bushes and was not visible to humans. The subject was taken into custody, transported to a local hospital for treatment then to the Clark County Jail.

K9 Deputy Cramer and "Apollo" and K9 Deputy Dunham and "Gus" recently completed training and were sworn in as Clark County K9 teams on August 1st.

The inmate is identified as: CUNNINGHAM, CORY V. 10.12.72

Cunningham is now lodged back in the Clark County Jail and will face charges related to the escape.

Attached is a photo of K9 Apollo


Attached Media Files: Clark County Sheriff K9 Apollo
Hoodland Fire District # 74 has implemented their Incident Management Plan for the Solar Eclipse (Photo)
Hoodland Fire Dist. #74 - 08/17/17 8:25 PM
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Welches, Or - Our Fire District is expecting thousands of visitors from all over the world to travel through or view the eclipse near Mt. Hood. Although the eclipse does not occur until Monday, the influx of visitors is expected to impact our area throughout the weekend starting today, August 17. Highway 26 through the Hoodland corridor could see traffic congestion to the point of gridlock. The public needs to be aware that there are no other major roads to bypass Highway 26 between Sandy and Government Camp.

To prepare for gridlock on Highway 26, Hoodland Fire District is implementing the use of two (2) BMW adventure sport motorcycles staffed with a Paramedic and EMT to respond to emergency incidents ahead of larger fire engines. The two motorcycles were rented from Cascade Back Road Adventures and Rentals out of Wahkiacus, Washington. The "motor-medic" crews will provide advanced medical care as well as scene management or landing zone support and will be equipped with medical, traffic control and landing zone equipment. The Fire District is also utilizing their side-by-side ATV out of the Government Camp substation to reach visitors camping on National Forest lands around the Government Camp area.

Hoodland Fire District would like to remind Fire District residents to be prepared for the Eclipse that will occur this Monday, August 21. Residents are asked to take some proactive measures to minimize the impact. Use common sense. Do not travel over the weekend and especially Monday if you do not have to. If it is necessary, allow yourself plenty of extra time to get to your destination. Remember first responders may also have trouble traveling to calls for service due to roadway congestion; however, there may be some delays in response time.


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BGPS receives AED from Fire District 3 and American Medical Response (Photo)
Battle Ground Sch. Dist. - 08/17/17 5:17 PM
Superintendent Mark Ross (left) with Fire District 3 Chiefe Steve Wrightson (right)
Superintendent Mark Ross (left) with Fire District 3 Chiefe Steve Wrightson (right)
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Battle Ground Public Schools has received a new Automated External Defibrillator, or AED, thanks to the generosity of Clark County Fire District 3 and American Medical Response (AMR). An AED is a lightweight, portable device that delivers an electric shock that can potentially stop an irregular heartbeat and allow a normal rhythm to resume following sudden cardiac arrest.

"We are very pleased to donate this AED to the Battle Ground School District," said Fire District 3 Chief Steve Wrightson. "They are a proven tool to help save lives, and we greatly appreciate our partnership with AMR, which donated this AED to Fire District 3 to be placed in the Battle Ground community."

AEDs make it possible for more people to respond to a medical emergency where defibrillation is required. Because AEDs are portable and easy to use, they can be used by non-medical people. In fact, an AED at Chief Umtuch Middle School was used last school year to save a man's life after he went into sudden cardiac arrest while playing basketball, providing a great reminder of the effectiveness of citizen CPR combined with having an AED nearby.

"Each year, there are more and more people working, learning and recreating in district buildings," said BGPS School Health Services and Nursing Supervisor, Cathy Shannon. "Improving access to AEDs in our schools is more important than ever and can literally be the difference between life and death, so we are very grateful for the donation from AMR and Fire District 3."


Attached Media Files: Superintendent Mark Ross (left) with Fire District 3 Chiefe Steve Wrightson (right)
Tip of the Week - August 21, 2017 Outdoor Grilling Safety
Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/17/17 5:10 PM
OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF
Sheriff Curtis L. Landers
225 W. Olive Street
Newport, Oregon 97365
(541) 265-4277
Fax (541) 265-4926

TIP OF THE WEEK

Date: August 21, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Sheriff Curtis Landers
541-265-0652
clanders@co.lincoln.or.us

OUTDOOR GRILLING SAFETY

There's nothing better on a summer day than cooking out on the grill! Since there are many different types of grills, we would like to share some safety tips for whatever you're planning to cook on whatever grill you will be using. These helpful tips come from the National Fire Protection Association at www.nfpa.org/education.

Proprane and charcoal grills should ONLY be used outdoors. They should be placed well away from the home, deck railings and overhanging tree branches.
Keep children and pets at least three feet away from the grilling area.
Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup from the grills and trays below the grill.
Always make sure your gas grill lid is open before lighting it.
Check the gas tank hose for leaks before using your gas grill each year. You can do this by applying a light soap and water solution to the hose. If there is a leak, the gas will cause it to release bubbles.
If your grill has a gas leak, turn off the grill. If the leak does not stop, get it serviced by a professional before using it again.
If you smell gas while you're cooking, immediately get away from the grill and call the fire department. Do NOT move the grill.
If you use starter fluid with your charcoal grill, use only charcoal starter fluid; always keep it out of the reach of children and away from heat sources.
When you are finished grilling, let the charcoals cool completely before disposing of them in a metal container.
Most importantly: NEVER leave your grill unattended.

For more information and tips, visit our website at www.lincolncountysheriff.net and Like us on Facebook at Lincoln County Sheriff's Office -- Oregon.

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Submitted by:
Kathy Manning, Administrative Assistant
kmanning@co.lincoln.or.us
Ph: 541-265-0652


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New program seeks to give kindergartners a 'Jump Start' on learning (Photo)
Battle Ground Sch. Dist. - 08/17/17 4:54 PM
Incoming Daybreak Primary kindergartners tour the library
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One child's hand after another darts into the air, arms outstretched and waving in anticipation of being called upon to share their life experiences with a classroom full of peers. If this sounds like a typical scene from a kindergarten classroom, well, that's the point.

This scene has been playing out all week at Daybreak Primary School, where incoming kindergartners are participating in Battle Ground Public Schools' "Jump Start" pilot program. "The goal of Jump Start is to help students get acclimated to the school learning environment," said Principal Matt Kauffman. "Providing kids with an early introduction to their teachers, classrooms and classmates helps ease the transition for everyone so the focus can be on learning once the school year officially begins."

In addition to providing a sense of familiarity for the kindergartners prior to the beginning of the school year, it's also a valuable opportunity for teachers to get to know their students and their learning needs. Plus, parents whose little ones are beginning full-day school for the first time get to meet their kids' teachers and school administrators, helping to ease the transition for everyone.

Kauffman and the newly-hired assistant principal at Daybreak Primary, Solina Journey, have several years of Jump Start experience from their time working in the Vancouver School District. The pair of administrators saw an opportunity and helped launch BGPS' own Jump Start pilot program, which they hope to see expanded across the district in future years.

The Jump Start program is free for incoming kindergartners, and enrollment is optional. Even though this program is new to BGPS, more than 70 percent of Daybreak's incoming kindergarten students attended. Some of the specific school readiness goals of the program include the importance of raising your hand in class and walking in a single-file line through hallways, how to treat school supplies, and how to sit on the carpet and be an active listener. The young students also get their first introduction to the school's Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, or PBIS expectations.

Battle Ground Public Schools has implemented PBIS at all its schools in support of its focus on social-emotional learning. With PBIS, staff teach behavioral expectations to students just as they would any core subject, and reinforce those expectations with rewards. Daybreak's unique PBIS expectations are known as Dragon ARMOR, which stands for Always Safe, Responsible, Making Good Choices, On Task, and Respectful to All. By demonstrating these expected behaviors, students can earn "dragon scales" that accumulate for a grade-level award.

"The Jump Start kindergarten program helps students build confidence and be more comfortable in their school surroundings," said Laurie Sundby, BGPS' director of instructional leadership for early childhood and primary education. "We're excited to have Jump Start at Daybreak this year to introduce children to the joy of learning in an enriching environment."


Attached Media Files: Incoming Daybreak Primary kindergartners tour the library , Daybreak Primary assistant principal Solina Journey helps a new kindergarten student with an art project
Local Clackamas Bike shop damaged by mid day fire (Photo)
Clackamas Fire Dist. #1 - 08/17/17 4:50 PM
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Clackamas Cycle world employee began smelling and seeing smoke shortly before noon today at their store located at 11493 SE 82nd ave. No one was injured as the employee quickly activated 911 after fleeing the structure. Firefighters found a fire on the exterior of the building that had extended into the wall and attic space. By quickly attacking it from both inside and out they were able to minimize the damage. While still under investigation it is thought to have started after someone was burning weeds with a propane torch.

Clackamas fire wants to remind everyone that fires of any kind can spread rapidly due to the extremely dry conditions. Burning weeds, especially alongside a structure is never a good idea.


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Photo: tanker drop on I-5 MP 53 fire (Photo)
ODOT: SW Oregon - 08/17/17 4:31 PM
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ODOT: SW Oregon: I-5 MP 53, between Rogue River and Grants Pass: Due to wildfire, expect extreme delays both NB/SB. NB traffic is backed up nearly 10 miles. Use alternate routes and expect delays. Medford-Grants commuters should consider alternate routes or delaying travel. Watch for emergency crews. UPDATE


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Kaiser Permanente Eclipse Glasses Safe
Kaiser Permanente Northwest - 08/17/17 4:19 PM
The eclipse glasses Kaiser Permanente has been giving to its members and the community are safe, and not part of any recall. They are CE certified, meet the necessary ISO requirements, and were manufactured in California by Rainbow Symphony, Inc., an approved supplier. Kaiser Permanente has distributed 40,000 glasses in Oregon and Southwest Washington.
Oregon City Police Participating in Oregon's Safety Belt Blitz
Oregon City Police Dept. - 08/17/17 3:34 PM
Oregon City, Oregon (August 17, 2017, 3:30 pm): The Oregon City Police Department, along with law enforcement agencies throughout Oregon, will be working overtime enforcement shifts to focus on proper safety belt use and child safety seat use. Beginning Monday, August 21 and extending through Sunday, September 3, law enforcement agencies throughout Oregon will use federally funded overtime to educate the public about safety belt and child seat laws including a newly passed law increasing safety for children under age two.

The following information is provided by O.D.O.T. and the US Department of Transportation:

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading nationwide cause of death for children ages one through twelve years old. In 2015, 1353 children under age nine were injured in Oregon traffic crashes and six children died. It is estimated that car seats may increase crash survival by 71% for infants under one year old and by up to 59% for toddlers aged one to four. Booster seats may reduce the chance of nonfatal injury among four to eight year olds by 45% compared to safety belts used alone.

A new Oregon law for children under age two requires they use a child seat with harness in a rear-facing position, unless the child turned one year of age prior to May 26, 2017. A child over age two or who turned one year of age prior to May 26, 2017, must continue to ride in a car seat with harness or in a booster until they reach age eight or 4' 9" in height and the adult belt fits them correctly.

The Oregon City Police Department is hosting a car seat safety check station to help educate citizens on proper car seat fitting for children. The event will be held at the Oregon City Police Department on Saturday, August 26th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. More details can be found on our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/ocpolice/
West Nile virus, other mosquito-borne diseases are reminder to protect yourself during eclipse watching
Oregon Health Authority - 08/17/17 3:22 PM
August 17, 2017

Health officials say people can reduce risk by covering up, using repellent

New cases of West Nile virus and Saint Louis encephalitis have been discovered in mosquitoes collected in several eastern Oregon counties. That is a good reminder for eclipse watchers of the importance of protecting yourself from mosquito bites, public health officials say.

West Nile virus and Saint Louis encephalitis, which usually present as flu-like diseases, are spread by mosquito bites. The diseases have been found in Harney, Morrow and Malheur counties, according to officials at the Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division.

The Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at Oregon State University's College of Veterinary Medicine found West Nile late Wednesday in nine mosquito pools--a sample of about 50 mosquitoes collected by vector control district personnel--and Saint Louis encephalitis in two pools. Two human cases of West Nile have been reported so far in 2017, both in Malheur County.

Emilio DeBess, DVM, OHA public health veterinarian, says that as about 1 million people converge on or near the path of the total eclipse, they should prepare now to protect themselves from mosquito bites.

"As people camp out in areas where mosquitoes are active, we want to remind people that the insects are biting and have the ability to spread these diseases," DeBess said. "Please take some simple steps to protect yourselves and your families from bug bites."

DeBess offers these tips:
-- When outdoors at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active, protect yourself by using mosquito repellents containing: At least 20 percent DEET but no more than 50 percent DEET; picaridin (known as KBR 3023 and icaridin outside the U.S.A.); IR3535; oil of lemon eucalyptus (OLE) or para-menthane-diol (PMD); 2-undecanone.
-- Avoid sources of standing water. These are breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
-- Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants in mosquito-infested areas.
-- Make sure screen doors and windows are in good repair and fit tightly.

DeBess recommends protecting animals against mosquito bites. Pet owners should contact their veterinarian about topical mosquito repellents. Horse owners should consult their veterinarian about vaccinating horses for West Nile virus.

Most people who get West Nile virus and Saint Louis encephalitis have mild symptoms such as fever, headaches and nausea. Signs of illness typically last from three to six days. In a few cases, more severe signs of illness occur. Severe signs of illness include tremors or confusion. The central nervous system also may be affected. This can result in a headache combined with fever, infection of brain fluids and fluids around the spine, or brain swelling. Consult your health care provider if you have these symptoms. Health care providers can contact their county health departments for information on disease testing services offered by the Oregon State Public Health Laboratory.

For more information about West Nile virus, visit the Public Health Division website at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/DISEASESCONDITIONS/DISEASESAZ/WESTNILEVIRUS/Pages/wnile.aspx.

For information about Saint Louis encephalitis, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at https://www.cdc.gov/sle/index.html

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Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Centers Open During Eclipse
Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center - 08/17/17 3:21 PM
All Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Centers will be open as scheduled Monday, August 21. Walk -in appointments are welcome and staff will be available for urgent medical needs.
As eclipse nears official information is available statewide (Photo)
Oregon Office of Emergency Management - 08/17/17 3:12 PM
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Salem OR -- With the total solar eclipse coming through Oregon on Monday, the state is already seeing higher-than-normal levels of traffic in Central and Eastern Oregon. The state, as well as cities and counties in the Path of Totality, have established a Joint Information System to get information to the public and media.

If you are anywhere in Oregon and would like information about the eclipse you can call 211 or go to 211info.org. You can also follow @OregonOEM and other official sources on Twitter using #OReclipse.

Tomorrow, Aug. 18, from 10 to 11 a.m. join us for a TweetChat using #OReclipse. State agency partners from Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Travel Oregon, Oregon Department of Transportation, Oregon Department of Forestry, Oregon Health Authority, and the Oregon Office of Emergency Management will be available to answer your questions about the eclipse.

Information centers throughout Oregon will continue to update the media and public throughout the event.


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Corrections Deputy Assaulted by Inmate
Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/17/17 3:05 PM
Amber Hicks was arrested and lodged in the Lincoln County Jail on July 28, 2017 by the Lincoln City Police Department on the charge of Harassment. While in custody, on August 7, 2017 Amber Marie Hicks threw a cup containing urine and feces on a Corrections Deputy.

Amber Hicks covered the window of her cell, obstructing the deputy's view. When the deputy opened the door to communicate with Amber Hicks, she threw a cup of urine and feces at the deputy, despite taking evasive measures, the deputy was struck in the face and chest.

After a criminal investigation, Amber Hicks was charged with Aggravated Harassment; Criminal Mischief III; Obstructing of Governmental or Judicial Administration; and Assault on a Public Safety Officer with bail set $122,500.

Exposure to blood borne pathogens through bodily fluids is a risk that corrections staff face on a daily basis. Throwing bodily fluids is a method of assaulting corrections staff and unfortunately, is commonly used in jail and prison systems.

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Prepared by:

Sergeant Josh McDowall
Lincoln County Jail
Motorcycle Fatal Crash on Highway 6 in Tillamook County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/17/17 3:01 PM
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On August 16, 2017 at approximately 12:55 PM, Oregon State Police troopers responded to a serious injury crash occurred on SR Highway 6 near milepost 31.5. The female rider, identified as Janene Tailleur, 49, from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada was pronounced deceased at OHSU the evening of August 16, 2017.

The investigation of the crash revealed the 2013 Kawasaki motorcycle driven by Tailleur was eastbound when Tailleur lost control of the vehicle on a curve to the right. The motorcycle went over onto its right side and slid across the centerline into the westbound lane of travel. The motorcycle and rider were struck by a westbound 2014 Ford F150 pickup driven by Eric Kading, age 33, from Portland. Other occupants of the pickup were Laura Kading, age 31, from Portland, and the Kadings' two juvenile children.

Tailleur was transported from the scene by air ambulance to OHSU in Portland with serious injuries. None of the occupants of the Ford pickup were injured. Tailler was pronounced deceased at OHSU.

Troopers from the Tillamook, North Plains and St. Helens offices responded to the scene and assisted with the investigation. Tillamook Fire and Rescue and Banks Fire and Rescue assisted OSP.


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Oregon State Police Seeks Public Assistance in Douglas County Poaching Case (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/17/17 2:58 PM
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The Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public's help to identify the person(s) responsible for the unlawful killing of a cow elk in Douglas County.

On the morning of August 13th, 2017, OSP was notified of a dead cow elk southeast of the Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area. The animal was located near the intersection of Deans Creek Road and Johanneson Creek Road. An OSP Fish and Wildlife Trooper responded and found the dead elk in an open field approximately 75 feet from Deans Creek Road. The animal had been shot and the majority of it was left to waste. Investigation revealed the elk was most likely shot on or around Friday, August 12th, 2017 during the late evening hours.

A reward of up to $500 is offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case. The reward is comprised of $500 from the Oregon Hunters Association Turn-In-Poacher program.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact OSP Trooper Jay Evans through the Turn in Poachers (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888 or 541-900-0447. (Case # SP17288134) (Email - JEvans@osp.state.or.us). Information may be kept anonymous.



Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators

Poaching wildlife and damaging habitats affects present and future generations of wildlife, impacts communities and the economy, and creates enforcement challenges.

The Turn-In-Poachers (TIP) reward is paid for information leading to the arrest/conviction of person(s) for the illegal possession, killing, taking, and/or waste of deer, elk, antelope, bear, cougar, wolf, bighorn sheep, mountain goat, moose, furbearers and/or game birds.

TIP rewards can also be given for the illegal taking, netting, snagging, and/or dynamiting of salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, and/or large numbers of any fish listed in Oregon statute as a game fish.

In addition, a reward may be issued for information that results in an arrest/conviction of a person who has illegally obtained Oregon hunting/angling license or tags. People who "work" the system and falsely apply for resident licenses and/or tags are not legally hunting and/or angling and are considered poachers.

Increasing damage to wildlife habitat by off-road vehicles prompted the Oregon Hunters

Association (OHA) in 2009 to create the Natural Resources Reward Program that offers a $300 reward for information leading to the arrest of anyone causing natural resources damage by the illegal use of motorized vehicles and is similar to its highly successful TIP program.

$1,000 Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat and Moose

$500 Elk, Deer and Antelope

$300 Bear, Cougar and Wolf

$300 Habitat Destruction

$100 Game Fish and Shellfish

$100 Upland Birds and Waterfowl

$100 Furbearers

How to Report a Wildlife and/or Habitat Law Violation or Suspicious Activity:

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)


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BPA focuses on safety and reliability during total eclipse
Bonneville Power Administration - 08/17/17 2:32 PM
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BONNEVILLE POWER ADMINISTRATION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, August 17, 2017
CONTACT: Kevin Wingert, 503-230-4140 or 503-230-5131

BPA focuses on safety and reliability during total eclipse

Public's cooperation requested in interacting with crews on or near transmission lines and facilities

Portland, Ore. -- While the pending total eclipse may capture the nation's attention and turn eyes skyward, Bonneville Power Administration remains focused on the region's high-voltage transmission lines directly overhead.

Between Aug. 16 and Aug. 23, officials from the state of Oregon expect an influx of more than one million visitors, many of whom may be camping in areas near BPA facilities and critical infrastructure. Likewise, the state of Idaho anticipates significant travel in and out of the state. BPA is keenly aware that its high-voltage corridors may appear an attractive vantage point for the public even as the lines may pose potential hazards.

These pop-up populations may put additional strain on BPA as it seeks to deliver power reliably and safely throughout the Northwest. BPA's Security and Continuity of Operations Office has been analyzing the path and timing of the eclipse relative to BPA facilities and interests, and working both within BPA and with external agencies to identify and mitigate those potential impacts to our operations.

"We're expecting significant traffic congestion, which could create challenges in responding to any potential power outages. We're also concerned about the possibility of trespassing and vandalism on BPA property, as well as an elevated risk for wildfires," says Sarah Laylo, chief security and continuity officer for BPA.

One concern for the agency is the interaction between the public and our transmission field crews who may be responding to a power outage or performing needed maintenance on the high-voltage transmission system.

"If you encounter a BPA field crew in or near a BPA right-of-way or facility, please remember they have a job to do and that job is directly tied to providing reliable power to the people of the Northwest," said Robin Furrer, vice president of Transmission Services for BPA. "And if they give you instructions or request that you leave an area, it is for your safety. High voltage cannot be taken lightly."

As a way of introduction to visitors and a reminder to residents of the northwest, BPA operates three-fourths of the region's high-voltage transmission system. That system includes more than 15,000 circuit miles of lines that move vast amounts of power from hydroelectric projects and other power plants to urban centers hundreds of miles away.

Here are some key safety facts to remember with power lines or substations:

BPA's high-voltage transmission lines range from 69,000 volts to 500,000 volts -- that's 50 to 100 times the amount of electricity that flows through the distribution lines delivering power to your home;

Unlike the wiring in your home, overhead power lines are not enclosed by electrical insulating material;

Electricity can "arc" or "flashover" from wires, through the air, to trees, other vegetation or equipment up to 15 feet away, where it can cause fires, injuries or even fatalities to anyone nearby;

When power lines carry more electric load, they normally heat up, which causes the wire to expand and sag. In summer, for example, when the air is hot and customers demand lots of electricity, lines can sag up to 14 feet;

Under some high-voltage lines, vehicles can collect induced voltage, particularly if on a nonconductive surface such as asphalt or dry rock. BPA crews use specific restrictions for parking and roads within the right-of-way to keep potential shocks at a low level.

Additionally, wildfires are an ever-present danger, particularly during a dry, hot summer. While BPA's right of ways are used on occasion as fire breaks by firefighters, they are not immune to fire. Something as simple as the heat from an idling vehicle's exhaust pipe can result in combustion of grasses or low vegetation.

BPA is asking the public to report any suspicious activity in the vicinity of the high-voltage transmission system. Damage to lines or substations or other related facilities and equipment is a crime. BPA incurs direct costs to replace stolen or damaged equipment. But those costs, along with lost revenues and economic losses due to power interruptions, are ultimately passed on to electric ratepayers in the Northwest.

Crime Witness Program

BPA offers up to $25,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of individuals committing crimes against BPA facilities and infrastructure. If you have information about illegal or suspicious activity on BPA property, please call BPA's 24-hour, toll-free, confidential Crime Witness hotline at 800-437-2744. If you see illegal or suspicious activity happening in real time, please first contact local law enforcement. For more details about the program, go to www.bpa.gov/goto/CrimeWitness.

About BPA

The Bonneville Power Administration, headquartered in Portland, Ore., is a nonprofit federal power marketer that sells wholesale electricity from 31 federal dams and one nuclear plant to 142 Northwest electric utilities, serving millions of consumers and businesses in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, western Montana and parts of California, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming. BPA delivers power via more than 15,000 circuit miles of lines and 260 substations to 511 transmission customers. In all, BPA markets about a third of the electricity consumed in the Northwest and operates three-quarters of the region's high-voltage transmission grid. BPA also funds one of the largest fish and wildlife programs in the world, and, with its partners, pursues cost-effective energy savings and operational solutions that help maintain affordable, reliable and carbon-free electric power for the Northwest. www.bpa.gov

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Faith Partners for Housing to Host Faith & Housing Forum on Aug. 26
Friends of the Carpenter - 08/17/17 2:27 PM
Vancouver, WA -- Faith Partners for Housing will host a Faith & Housing Forum on Sat., Aug. 26, 9 to 11 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church Parish Hall, 400 S. Andresen Rd, Vancouver. Event is free to attend and no RSVP is required.

"Affordable housing continues to be a looming crisis for hundreds of families right here in Clark County," said Tom Iberle, executive director of Friends of the Carpenter. "Friends of the Carpenter was involved early on with the Faith Partners for Housing group. We are still very much in support of their work and encourage all who are able to attend this forum and learn of ways we, as a community, can help friends, family members and neighbors to find a safe, affordable place to call home."

Guest speakers include Sierk Braam, Housing Initiative, LLC; Alishia Topper, Vancouver City Council; Marc Boldt, Chair, Clark County Council. The agenda will include the following topics: Accomplishments since 2015; Answering God's Call; Homelessness & Affordable Housing -- Our Speaker's Bureau; Keynote: Role of Faith Community in Affordable Housing; and a Panel Discussion on City Efforts to Increase Housing Plans & Address Affordable Housing. Cake will be served.

About Faith Partners for Housing
The mission of Faith Partners for Housing is to connect people who have resources -- land, buildings, homes, expertise -- with organizations who can effectively transform those resources into housing affordable for low-income families, singles, and seniors. Faith Partners for Housing is open to and welcomes all faith groups. Email affordablehousing465@aol.com for upcoming meeting dates or learn more at affordablehousing465.wordpress.com/

About Friends of the Carpenter
Friends of the Carpenter was incorporated in Vancouver, WA in Oct. 1998 and began as a vision of a practical outreach of simple welcome and personal interaction between volunteers from the church and people living in poverty. Since the beginning, regular contact has been made with the homeless and poor persons of our community through woodworking events scheduled throughout the community and which, today, are held at FOC's Friendship Center. Our mission: Friends of the Carpenter is a non-profit, faith-based day facility that provides safety, structure and purpose for vulnerable members of our community. Learn more at friendsofthecarpenter.org.

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Benton County Fair and Rodeo Patrol Statistics
Benton Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/17/17 2:09 PM
Corvallis, Ore. -- The Benton County Sheriff's Office participated in extra DUII patrol August 2-5, 2017, to coincide with the Benton County Fair and Rodeo.

Deputies responded to regular calls for service and stopped 84 vehicles for traffic violations. Deputies issued at total of 31 citations and responded to three injury traffic crashes, including one fatality.

During those days, two drivers were arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants. Of those, one was arrested for DUII alcohol, and one for DUII drugs.

Other arrests include one for the Attempt to Elude, one for Possession of a Controlled Substance, one for Driving While Suspended, and nine outstanding arrest warrants were served.

Benton County Sheriff's Office's next DUII Saturation Patrol is scheduled for August 18 -- September 4, 2017, to coincide with Labor Day Weekend. Our office will be targeting drivers under the influence of alcohol, controlled substances, and inhalants.

Oregon's DUII enforcement program is committed to reducing the amount of crashes and impaired drivers on our roadways by keeping them off the roadway and arresting them when they choose to drive. For more info on impaired driving, visit www.StopImpairedDriving.com.
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Attached Media Files: 2017-08/1505/107069/DUII_saturation_8.17.17.pdf
Legacy giveaways may be part of Amazon recall
Legacy Health - 08/17/17 2:07 PM
Subhead: Public is asked to dispose of solar glasses

Portland, Ore. (Aug. 17, 2017). By now, many people are aware of the recall of solar glasses issued by Amazon. Unfortunately, Legacy Health has learned that some of the recalled glasses may have been given out to the public at several Legacy Health events. Anyone who received solar glasses during a public event at any Legacy location should throw those glasses away and obtain new glasses.

There are two kinds of solar glasses given away by Legacy Health at clinic locations that ARE SAFE to use. Solar glasses given away at any of the Legacy Devers Eye Institute clinics over the past month meet ISO standards and are safe to use. Solar glasses given away at any of the Legacy/GoHealth Urgent Care clinics over the past month meet ISO standards and are safe to use.

Only glasses given out at public events may be unsafe. If someone is unsure of where they received their glasses, they are encouraged to dispose of them and get new glasses that meet safety standards.


Attached Media Files: 2017-08/419/107068/Solar_Glasses_Recall_release.pdf
Burn Ban Still In Effect
City of Salem - 08/17/17 1:00 PM
The City of Salem reminds residents and visitors that the Burn Ban is still in effect and will continue until at least August 22. Weather conditions have been hot and dry and are predicted to remain so for the foreseeable future. Atmospheric conditions within the City of Salem are such that open burning and recreational fires pose a hazard to persons and property throughout the entire City of Salem area.

Pursuant to Salem Revised Code (SRC) 58.001 -- 58.004 and the Oregon Fire Code 307.1.1, the City of Salem is imposing a total ban on recreational fires and open burning, effective immediately and continuing until terminated by the Fire Code Official.

This includes, but is not limited to, the following types of fires which are prohibited within the entire City of Salem:

Any open burning taking place in an unenclosed space such as the burning of leaves and grass, burning construction debris, burn barrels, fires built on the ground, and bonfires. This also includes open-air candles.

Campfires, bonfires, and all fires in fire pits.

Pursuant to the Salem Revised Code and the Oregon Fire Code, cooking outdoors on approved grills is allowed during this total burning ban; however, all such fires must be constantly attended until the fire is extinguished.
Cowlitz Sheriff Deputy seizes $20k of Meth and Heroin after traffic stop of trespassers on BNSF land. (Photo)
Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/17/17 11:58 AM
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Cowlitz County, Wash -- Cowlitz Sheriff Deputy Justin Taylor found two people trespassing on BNSF railroad land and stopped their car. The car was driving by Natasha R Bickar 27 Years. The passenger was Maurcio E. Bazan, 18 years of Longview. Bazan refused to identify himself and was arrested for the trespass. Bazan also had a DOC warrant for his arrest. A DOC officers responded to the scene and searched the car and found a small amount of meth. They turned it over to Deputy Taylor who then obtained a search warrant to search the rest of the car. During the follow up search of the car, Deputy Taylor found another bag that contained almost a half a pound of crystalline methamphetamine, and a bag of about 16grams of what is believed to be Heroin. The drugs are worth about $20,000.00 on the street. Bazan said the drugs were his and that Bickar "had nothing to do" with the drugs. The field test kit showed positive for the meth and the heroin will be tested by the state crime lab.

The arrest took place on Fisherman Loop Road north of Kalama on August 14th. The search warrant was served the following day on the 15th.

Bazan was booked for Possession of Methamphetamine with intent to sell. No Bail. Bickar was not arrested but may face charges for trespassing in the future.

There are pictures of both the Meth and the Heroin (taken by Deputy Taylor) attached to this media release.

(Note to media: Washington State Law does not allow us to release booking photos)


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Welfare check leads to discovery of deceased suspect of hit-and-run investigation
Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/17/17 11:12 AM
On Monday, August 14th, 2017 at approximately 12:45 PM, Lincoln County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to a vehicle versus pedestrian hit-and-run traffic collision in the 1400 block of NE Yaquina Heights Drive in Newport. The pedestrian sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries after being struck by the suspect vehicle. The suspect vehicle fled the scene eastbound on NE Yaquina Heights Drive. Through the victim's statements and surveillance footage, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office and Newport Police Department investigators were able to determine the vehicle involved was a silver 2011-2016 Ford F-250 or F-350 with an extended cab, canopy, and "Oregon Veteran" license plates.
On Wednesday, August 18th, 2017 at approximately 6:00 PM, a citizen requested a welfare check on a neighbor; 61 year old Bend, OR resident David Lee Black. Mr. Black had not been heard from since Monday evening when he left a phone message for the caller of the welfare check. Lincoln County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the rural residence east of Siletz and observed a vehicle matching the suspect vehicle from the hit and run. Deputies entered a camp trailer on the property and found Mr. Black deceased inside. Mr. Black's death was determined to be an apparent suicide. No foul play is suspected.

Sheriff's Office collision reconstructionists were summoned to the scene to examine the vehicle. The silver 2015 Ford F-250 was processed by the collision reconstructionists and forensic evidence was obtained. The damage profile present on the vehicle was consistent with both the events of the pedestrian collision on Yaquina Heights Drive and the victim's injuries. The victim identified Mr. Black as the driver of the vehicle that hit him from a photograph of Mr. Black's driver license.

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office thanks the Newport Police Department, the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicle Services, and the public for their assistance in this investigation.
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Respectfully submitted by:

Mark Meister, Administrative Patrol Sergeant
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
225 W. Olive St.
Newport, Oregon 97365
Phone: 541-265-0684
Fax: 541-265-4917
mmeister@co.lincoln.or.us
UPDATE: Sheriff's Office increases patrols through Labor Day to target impaired-driver crashes
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/17/17 10:54 AM
UPDATE: ENHANCED PATROLS TO CONTINUE THROUGH LABOR DAY WEEKEND

The Sheriff's Office is extending its enhanced patrols through the Labor Day holiday weekend (Sept. 1-4, 2017), and urges the public to drink responsibly as the summer season comes to a close.
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EARLIER (Aug. 8, 2017): Sheriff's Office increases patrols in August to target impaired-driver crashes

This month (August 2017), the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office will be increasing patrols with an emphasis on reducing impaired-driver crashes.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2014 there were 9,967 people killed as a result of impaired-driving crashes. This staggering statistic amounts to one alcohol-impaired traffic fatality every 53 minutes.

Nationally, impaired driver crashes accounted for 31 percent of traffic fatalities in 2014.

The Sheriff's Office is increasing patrols this month as part of its effort to help avoid these completely preventable tragedies.

Many of these patrols will be focusing on the many roadways near the waterways within Clackamas County. Please remember that excessive alcohol and watersports are a potentially dangerous combination. Please exercise extreme caution if using impairing substances while also enjoying the many aquatic resources in the area -- and if you do use an impairing substance, please have a sober driver and boat operator.

The Sheriff's Office reminds citizens it serves that everyone can play a role in preventing impaired drivers. If you witness impaired driving, don't hesitate to report it to your local authorities; it may save a life.

Please enjoy your time with friends and family as summer break begins to wind down, and please drive safe and sober.

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Red Cross Wildfire Evacuation Shelter Opened in Sisters, OR
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/17/17 10:48 AM
The Red Cross has opened a shelter for wildfire evacuees in Sisters, Oregon due to the Milli Fire. The shelter is located at Sisters Middle School, 15200 Hwy 242 (McKenzie Highway), Sisters, OR 97759.

Individuals and families affected by the wildfire and in need of shelter assistance are encouraged to simply show up at the shelter for help.

The Red Cross is partnering with the Pet Evacuation Team of Central Oregon to provide accommodations for evacuated pets. A representative from the Pet Evacuation Team will be on-site at the Red Cross shelter to answer questions and assist people coming to the shelter.


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


Attached Media Files: Wildfire Checklist
Forest Grove Mini Mart Owner to "Pay it Forward" with $10,000 Powerball selling bonus
Oregon Lottery - 08/17/17 10:23 AM
Mini Mart owner Jimmi Musselwhite plans to give bonuses to his employees and write a check for a local homeless shelter

WHO: Oregon Lottery officials, Forest Grove Mini Mart representatives

WHEN: 10 a.m., Friday, August 18, 2017

WHERE: Mini Mart, 2705 Pacific Avenue, Forest Grove, OR

WHAT: Oregon Lottery officials will present a $10,000 selling bonus check to representatives of Mini Mart for selling a $1 million Powerball ticket August 9. Lottery officials will also be handing out Powerball free plays at the event.

BACKGROUND: Teresa Avalos Gomez of Forest Grove purchased a ticket at the Forest Grove Mini Mart and returned the next day to check the ticket. She realized she won $1 million. Jimmie Musselwhite, who owns the Mini Mart where Avalos Gomez purchased her ticket, said he was happy to learn he had sold a $1 million ticket. "I am sure we are going to sell a bunch of Powerball tickets tomorrow," he said. "Selling a million dollar ticket, and having the jackpot still be so high, I think people will come here to get their tickets."
Musselwhite has owned the convenience store for 14 years with his wife Sherri, and said that his daughter was the clerk who sold the winning ticket. The store, located at 2705 Pacific Avenue in Forest Grove, will receive a $10,000 selling bonus for selling the ticket. Musselwhite said he was going to use the money for bonuses to his staff and will give some to a local homeless shelter.

VISUALS: Oregon Lottery officials will present an over-sized ceremonial check to representatives of Mini Mart and will also distribute a limited amount of Powerball free-play tickets to patrons of the store. Teresa Avalos Gomez has been invited to the event, however she will not be attending.

Since the Oregon Lottery began selling tickets on April 25, 1985, it has earned over $11 billion for economic development, public education, state parks and watershed enhancements. For more information on the Oregon Lottery visit www.oregonlottery.org

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Oregon City Police Department Stats from Pedestrian Safety Operation
Oregon City Police Dept. - 08/17/17 9:46 AM
Oregon City, Oregon (August 17, 2017, 10:00 am): The Oregon City Police Department, with assistance from Canby PD, conducted its second pedestrian safety enforcement operation for 2017. The safety enforcement operation was funded by a grant from Oregon Impact.

The primary focus of this operation was to educate drivers and help raise awareness of the pedestrian right away laws. The Oregon City Police Department used a pedestrian decoy, while another police officer observed traffic violations occurring and radioed awaiting uniform officers to make the stop. The officers issued citations or warnings to help educate the violators. Fourteen drivers did not stop for the pedestrian decoy.

The safety operation occurred on August 16, 2017, at the intersection of 7th St and John Adams St. between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. The operation resulted in 43 drivers being stopped. The violations included 14 citations issued for failing to stop or remained stopped for a pedestrian, 18 citations issued for driving while using a mobile communication device, 8 for no insurance, 2 for driving with a suspended driver's license, 1 for no operator's license, 5 for not wearing a seatbelt, and 7 other miscellaneous violations. 3 warnings were given during the operation.

This intersection was specifically selected for the pedestrian safety operation due to heavy foot traffic along 7th St. and around the Oregon City Library. This intersection has a flashing pedestrian signal at the crosswalk. The Oregon City Police Department wants to remind everyone to be aware of your surroundings when operating a motor vehicle and avoid distracted driving by not using your mobile communication device.
Watson Joins Board of Free Clinic of Southwest Washington (Photo)
Free Clinic of SW Washington - 08/17/17 9:18 AM
Adrienne Watson, Free Clinic of Southwest Washington board of directors
Adrienne Watson, Free Clinic of Southwest Washington board of directors
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VANCOUVER, Wash., Aug. 17, 2017 -­ Adrienne Watson has joined the board of directors of the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington.

Watson serves as system director, clinical education for PeaceHealth. She oversees system clinical education and has standardized the clinical nursing orientation process across the system. Before joining PeaceHealth, Watson served as director, education and training for Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center in Houston.

Watson has a bachelor's degree in nursing from Tuskegee University and a master's degree in nursing from the University of Phoenix.

About the Free Clinic:
The Free Clinic of Southwest Washington provides free, compassionate, quality health care to children and adults who are otherwise unable to obtain such services. The Free Clinic offers medical, dental, vision and specialty care services from 500 volunteer professionals. The Free Clinic is funded by the local community, and all donations stay in Southwest Washington. For more information about the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington, visit our website: freeclinics.org.


Attached Media Files: Adrienne Watson, Free Clinic of Southwest Washington board of directors
Eclipse Reminder (Photo)
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 08/17/17 8:05 AM
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Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley would like to remind Linn County residents to be prepared for the Eclipse that will occur this Monday, August 21. Our County is expecting thousands of visitors from all over the world to view the eclipse; campgrounds and hotels have been booked for months.

Although the eclipse does not occur until Monday, the influx of visitors is expected to impact our area throughout the weekend starting on Friday, August 18. Linn County could see traffic congestion to the point of gridlock on many of the major roads.

Sheriff Riley cautions residents to take some proactive measures to minimize the impact. Use common sense. Do not travel over the weekend and especially Monday if you do not have to. If it is necessary, allow yourself plenty of extra time to get to your destination.

Remember deputies and other first responders may also have trouble traveling to calls for service due to roadway congestion. Linn County Sheriff's Office will make efforts to respond to every call for service from the public; however, there may be some delays in response time. Sheriff Riley asks for the public's patience while his Office works hard to maintain public safety throughout the county.

Lastly, you may have heard some eclipse glasses are counterfeit, please be assured if you received a pair from our office, they are approved and safe to use for viewing.


Attached Media Files: 2017-08/2993/107052/Glasses.jpg
Central City Concern Board of Directors Announces Rachel Solotaroff, M.D. as Organization's New President & CEO (Photo)
Central City Concern - 08/17/17 8:00 AM
Rachel Solotaroff, MD
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Rachel Solotaroff, M.D. has been named new President & CEO for Central City Concern (CCC), a major provider of housing, health care and employment support to people experiencing homelessness in Portland, Oregon. The role will be effective at the end of September 2017.

Rachel has been working with CCC since 2006, first as CCC's and Old Town Clinic's Medical Director and as Chief Medical Officer since 2014. She has been a member of CCC's Executive Leadership Team since November 2014. During her time at CCC, Rachel has overseen inpatient and outpatient alcohol and drug treatment, primary care, and mental health care. She has developed key strategic initiatives and stakeholder partnerships to respond to community need and has championed data-driven models of care for specific populations, from expansion of treatment for homeless people with opioid use disorder to an advanced medical home for medically complex homeless individuals.

In her leadership of Old Town Clinic, she secured national recognition from the Robert Wood Johnson LEAP project as one of the 30 highest performing clinics in the United States, as well as achieving recognition as an NCQA Tier 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home. In 2014, Rachel received the Karen Rotondo Outstanding Clinician Award from the National Healthcare for the Homeless Council.

In addition to her work at CCC, Rachel was Assistant Professor at Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) from 2007 to 2014. She has also worked as a staff physician from 2004 to 2006 at the Portland VA Medical Center. Rachel earned her BA from Brown University and her medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School.

"There is no greater honor than serving as the leader of such an extraordinary organization as Central City Concern. I am humbled and excited to partner with our staff, clients, stakeholders, and community members to advance our collective mission of ending homelessness in our community," said Rachel.

Central City Concern's board and staff worked with a recruiting company in an exhaustive, national talent search for its new leader; the search attracted more than 300 inquiries. "While we always knew that CCC had top talent, it was an illuminating experience to have this knowledge vetted and confirmed by a rigorous, national process," said CCC Board of Director's Chair, William Wiechmann. "The board is confident about Rachel's ability to lead the agency in an evolving health care landscape, oversee the building of nearly 400 new units of new housing and guide the expansion of the organization's employment services."

Ed Blackburn, Central City Concern's leader since 2008, will move to an Emeritus President & CEO status. He will assist with leadership transition and will work to complete the organization's $3.5 million capital campaign related to three housing projects. Ed's 25 years of service to Central City Concern will be honored at the organization's annual Compassion in Action luncheon on October 10 at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower.

"I have had the wonderful opportunity to work closely with Rachel for eleven some years. She has consistently demonstrated a remarkable devotion to our mission, a highly intelligent approach to organizational development, a special ability to communicate to a diversity of people, and a truly impressive work ethic. I enthusiastically support the Boards decision in selecting Rachel as the new President and CEO of CCC," said Ed.

CCC was founded in 1979 and helps nearly 14,000 people yearly. It employs approximately 900 people and has an annual budget of more than $80 million. It is a Federally Qualified Health Center, providing primary, behavioral and substance use disorder care across 13 locations in the metro area. It also owns/manages more than 1,700 units of affordable housing with nearly 400 additional units in development. Its employment services help roughly 1,000 people gain jobs each year. Learn more at www.centralcitycconcern.org.


Attached Media Files: Rachel Solotaroff, MD
Shooting Investigation Underway in Portland's Hazelwood Neighborhood -- No Known Injuries
Portland Police Bureau - 08/17/17 5:43 AM
On Thursday August 17, 2017, at 2:52 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 13400 block of Southeast Stark Street.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted witnesses. Based on witness statements and evidence at the scene, investigators believe that a man standing on the north side of Southeast Stark Street shot at a vehicle traveling west on Southeast Stark Street. After the shooting, the vehicle sped out of the area and officers have been unable to locate the victim's vehicle or its occupants.

During the investigation and canvas of the area, officers located evidence of gunfire, including two occupied apartments and one occupied vehicle that were struck by gunfire. Officers checked the welfare of the people in the apartments and vehicle and at this time have not located anyone who was injured. Investigators do not believe the people in the apartments or vehicle were the intended targets of this shooting.

Based on information learned at the scene, the Gang Enforcement Team (GET) responded to conduct an investigation.

During the investigation westbound Southeast Stark Street was closed but will re-open shortly.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or email information to gangs@portlandoregon.gov.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects.

If you see a gun crime in progress, call 9-1-1.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with Enough is Enough PDX, a community-led campaign aimed at encouraging people to take a stand against gang violence in the area.

For more information about Enough is Enough PDX and how you can get involved, please visit https://www.facebook.com/EnoughIsEnoughPDX

Additional information about Enough is Enough PDX and other City efforts addressing youth violence can be found at the Office of Youth Violence Prevention, http://www.portlandonline.com/safeyouth/

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous. Rewards of up to $1,000 are available for other unsolved felony crimes - $2,500 for unsolved homicides.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Text CRIMES (274637) - Type 823HELP, followed by the tip.

Online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting One Adult in Coos Bay
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/17/17 2:38 AM
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on August 17, 2017, at approximately 1:30 a.m. in the 900 block of Wygant Road, Coos Bay,
Ore. The fire affected one adult.

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.
Wed. 08/16/17
Cambia Health Solutions employees throw back-to-school field day for Boys & Girls Club youth in Portland's New Columbia Community
Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro Area - 08/16/17 9:39 PM
As part of their yearlong 100th Anniversary celebration, Cambia Health Solutions is dedicating August as their Month of Giving, sending employees out throughout the month to volunteer with Portland-area non-profits.

On Thursday, August 17th, Cambia Health employees will lead Boys & Girls Club members in activities like the Crab Walk, Balloon Waddle, Bear Crawl, Wheelbarrow Races and Hippity Hop as they dedicate an afternoon to celebrating physical fitness with youth from the New Columbia community. Along with the field day activities, Boys & Girls Club youth will get back-to-school haircuts, receive backpacks full of supplies and enjoy healthy snacks.

WHERE: The Regence Boys & Girls Club
4430 N. Trenton St.
Portland, OR 97203
503-853-8678

WHEN: Thursday, August 17th
2:30 -- 4:30 PM
Swat Standoff with Barricaded Suspect
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/16/17 9:12 PM
UPDATE: Suspect taken into custody 2040 Hrs. SCHLOSSER, Uriah K. DOB 08/27/1986 booked at CCSO jail on a Multnomah County Felony arrest warrant and new charges of Domestic Violence Breaking and Entering. No injuries.

Swat Standoff with Barricaded Suspect
Sheriff's deputies responded to an unwanted subject this afternoon just after 4:30 PM at a residence 6814 NE 119th Street. The homeowners reported that their 30 year old son that does not reside at their home had arrived there and was told he wasn't welcome and asked to leave. The son broke into the home through a secured patio door shattering the glass. The parents fled in fear. It was discovered that the son has an outstanding felony arrest warrant. No one else is in the residence. Attempts to have the suspect leave the residence and surrender have been unsuccessful. SWAT and Crisis Negotiators' are on scene. NE 119th Street is closed 50th Ave east to 72nd Ave.
No further information is being released at this time. On scene personnel are requesting that media helicopters are interfering with their ability to hear please back off.
AMR Expands Emergency Medical Services During Solar Eclipse
AMR Portland - 08/16/17 7:18 PM
AMR Will Deploy 23 Ambulances to Cities and Counties across Oregon

(Portland, Oregon) -- Oregon residents and visitors are in for a stellar show as the earth, sun and moon align perfectly on August 21, 2017 to temporarily darken much of the state. This will be the first time since 1918 that the lunar shadow will move across the entire United States. For months American Medical Response (AMR) has worked with the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Oregon EMS and Trauma Systems Section, and a host of other agencies and communities to help ensure that thousands of Oregonians, and visitors to the state, have a positive and safe experience during the total solar eclipse.

Residents of many Oregon cities are among those who will see a full solar eclipse. These areas will provide prime viewing of the eclipse in the path of totality.

Since Oregon expects a million or more increase in number of visitors to the state, the Governor declared a state of emergency that enabled Oregon to bring additional ambulances and attendant personnel into the state to respond as needed during the eclipse event.
OHA requested AMR to provide ambulance services in many counties and cities across the state to prepare for the onslaught of visitors.

AMR will deploy 23 ambulances and 46 Paramedics and EMTs to work with local jurisdictions to provide emergency services to the following:
?,? Huntington Fire Department, Huntington, Oregon
?,? Unity Service Center, Unity Oregon
?,? Town of Mitchell, Mitchell, Oregon
?,? Town of Spray, Spray, Oregon
?,? Maupin Fire Department, Maupin, Oregon
?,? Cow Canyon Rest Area, South of Hwy 197 at Hwy 97
?,? Bear Springs, at Junction of Hwy 216 and Hwy 26
?,? Main Fire Station, Warm Springs- 3 ambulances
?,? Blue Mountain Hospital, John Day, Oregon

AMR will also provide additional ambulances and personnel to the communities of: Jefferson - 3 ambulances, Suttle Lodge - 1 ambulance, Detroit Lake - 2 ambulances, Lake Billy Chinook - 1 ambulance. The deployment also includes a mechanic with a truck and trailer full of tools, replacement parts, and medical supplies --to be stationed in Madras to handle any restocking or vehicle issues.

"As our country's national disaster ambulance provider through FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency), we are well-practiced in responding to disasters on many levels. Many of AMR's local leaders act as the Incident Management Team on disasters such as hurricanes, and are able to apply that experience and knowledge locally here in Oregon," states Randy Lauer, Regional Director for AMR Oregon.

As in deployment for FEMA, the staffing configuration for the eclipse ambulances will be one paramedic and one emergency medical technician (EMT). Most will go into service beginning Friday, August 18 through Tuesday, August 22nd. AMR Operations across the region will provide the following number of ambulances.
?,? AMR Multnomah and Clackamas Counties, OR - 7 units
?,? AMR Josephine County, OR -- 1 unit
?,? AMR Pierce County, WA -- 4 units
?,? AMR SW Washington (Clark and Cowlitz Counties) - 2 Units
?,? AMR Spokane County, WA - 3 units
?,? AMR Sonoma County, CA - 2 Units

Note: Currently there are 44 AMR Paramedics and EMTs deployed on actively burning wildland fires. Fire certified Paramedics and EMT's are assigned to fires at Crater Lake, Burns, La Grande, and Medford areas and the Jefferson Wilderness. AMR's first Wildland Fire Response Team deployment this year was August 7th.
See https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/ for more fire incident details.


Before, during and after the eclipse be prepared for traffic delays with extra food and water.
Tips for safe driving and viewing:
Do not slow down while driving
Do not park on the shoulder of the road
Exit the road to find a safe viewing location
Do not take photographs while driving
Do not wear opaque eclipse glasses while operating a vehicle
Turn your headlights on -- do not rely on your automatic headlights
Watch for pedestrians along roads and yield to emergency vehicles


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American Medical Response, Inc., is America's leading provider of medical transportation, provides services in 40 states and the District of Columbia. More than 25,000 AMR paramedics, EMTs, and RNs work together to transport more than 4.4 million patients nationwide each year in critical, emergency and non-emergency situations. AMR, a subsidiary of Envision Healthcare Corporation, is headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colo. For more information about AMR, visit www.amr.net. Locally, AMR NW provides 9-1-1 ambulance services in Multnomah, Clackamas and Clark Counties and non-emergency medical transportation throughout the Portland Metro area. AMR and its predecessor companies have served Portland area communities since 1913.
For more information about AMR, visit www.amr.net and follow @AMR_Social on Twitter.


Attached Media Files: 2017-08/562/107046/081617_Total_Eclipse-_Oregon_Release_final.pdf
Central Oregon Solar Eclipse JIC Media Availability
Central Oregon Emergency Information Network - 08/16/17 5:28 PM
Members of the media are invited to tour the Multi-Agency Coordination Center (MACC) and Joint Information Center (JIC), established to plan and respond to eclipse-related incidents in Central Oregon. The MACC is located at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center and the tour will take place from 1 to 1:45 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17.

MACC and JIC representatives will be on hand to answer questions about the operations and eclipse preparations.

Representatives from 20 agencies in Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson counties establish the MACC nearly two years ago to plan for and respond to eclipse-related incidents in Central Oregon. The MACC provides structure for a coordinated response by bringing together multiple jurisdictions and agencies. The MACC began operations on Wednesday, August 16.

Members of the media taking part in the tour should meet in front of the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Box Office at 1 p.m.

The JIC will share information via FlashAlert news releases, on the COEIN blog (http://coemergencyinfo.blogspot.com/) and on Twitter (https://twitter.com/coemergencyinfo) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/COEmergencyInfo/).

About the Multi-Agency Coordination Center (MACC)
Agency partners from Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties have come together as a Multi-Agency Coordination Center (MACC) to work across jurisdictional lines. This includes ensuring agencies have timely information and that resources are allocated appropriately to mitigate the impacts of the large influx in population.

About the Central Oregon Eclipse Joint Information Center
The JIC is staffed by public information officers from MACC agencies to provide consistent, coordinated information to the media and to Central Oregon visitors and residents. The JIC helps media, travelers and the general public with timely access to information that will allow them to make decisions in support of a safe and enjoyable experience.
Saturday, August 19, 2017 Special Working Session/Board Retreat Meeting Agenda
Parkrose Sch. Dist. - 08/16/17 5:19 PM
The Parkrose Board of Education of School District No. 3, Multnomah County, Oregon, will convene in a Special Working Session/Board Retreat Meeting on Saturday, August 19, 2017 in the home of Mary Lu Baetkey located at 10506 NE Beech, Portland, Oregon from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Board and Superintendent will spend the day preparing for the 2017-2018 school year. The agenda is attached and posted on the Parkrose School District Website at https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicHome.aspx?ak=1000205
211info Oregon Eclipse Hotline
Central Oregon Emergency Information Network - 08/16/17 4:55 PM
To help residents with information about the August 21 eclipse, 211info of Oregon and southwest Washington is providing updates and answering questions about where and how to view the eclipse, safety concerns, emergency preparedness, traffic, road closures and more.

211info is collaborating with the Central Oregon Emergency Information Network, along with the Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM), Oregon Parks and Recreation, Oregon Health Authority, Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and other local and state agencies.

211info operators are available with statewide and localized information, from Wednesday, August 16, through Wednesday, August 23, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

"211info is excited to partner with local communities to assist with providing accurate statewide information in real time so community members can be safe and informed, said Emily Berndt, 211info Director of Partnerships. "We can provide information specific to each region and the services that are being offered."

The public can call, text and view information on the website for any eclipse related information. Residents can call 211 and press one for general eclipse Information; text 'eclipse' to 898211; or visit www.211info.org/eclipse.

About the Multi-Agency Coordination Center (MACC)
Agency partners from Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties have come together as a Multi-Agency Coordination Center (MACC) to work across jurisdictional lines. This includes ensuring agencies have timely information and that resources are allocated appropriately to mitigate the impacts of the large influx in population.

About the Central Oregon Eclipse Joint Information Center
The JIC is staffed by public information officers from MACC agencies to provide consistent, coordinated information to Central Oregon visitors and residents. The JIC helps travelers and the general public with timely access to information that will allow them to make decisions in support of a safe and enjoyable experience.
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office invites teens to 'Drive with a Cop' Oct. 21 (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/16/17 3:57 PM
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DRIVE WITH A COP VIDEO PROMO:
- Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/czh510a4ilbw1h1/DriveWithACopPromo.mp4?dl=0
- YouTube: https://youtu.be/AbdE5XOubW8
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/385638251522068/videos/1483178968434652/

Registration is now open for the third annual "Drive with a Cop," scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Portland International Raceway (1940 N. Victory Blvd., Portland).

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office developed "Drive with a Cop" to help save lives on the road.

"I believe we are really making a difference in the lives of kids," said Sheriff Craig Roberts. "Our goal is to help empower teens to make good decisions on the road."

"Drive with a Cop" is scheduled during National Teen Driver Safety Week. The event pairs teen drivers with Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies -- as well as law enforcement officers from across the state who are trained driving instructors -- for a day of training behind the wheel and in the classroom.

Car crashes are the number one killer of young people nationwide.

"It's amazing to try and prevent some of these car crashes from happening in the future," said Sgt. Brad O'Neil. "They are quite devastating not only to the people involved but to the families, witnesses, and officers who respond to these."

At "Drive with a Cop," teens learn about the dangers of distracted driving, speeding, and how being impaired by drugs and alcohol impacts decision making behind the wheel. Participants wear "impaired goggles" that simulate the experience of driving drunk or high to demonstrate the dangers of driving while under the influence.

Teens also hear from several speakers impacted by teen car crashes, including Carrie Higgins who lost her 17-year old daughter Maddi in a high speed car crash on Pete's Mountain Road on June 8, 2014.

"If we can save just one life, if someone comes out with just a little something it will be worth it," said Carrie Higgins.

"Drive with a Cop" is made possible through a partnership with Oregon Impact, an organization providing educational experiences to end impaired and distracted driving, along with a generous grant from State Farm.

To register for "Drive with a Cop," go to the website at http://www.drivewithacop.com.

"Drive with a Cop" is free and open to the first 100 people to register. You must be at least 16 years old and have a driver's license and insurance to participate. Sign up now, as spots fill up quickly.

For additional information please contact Event Coordinator Kim Lippert at 503-785-5016 or klippert@clackamas.us.

A promo video is linked (in several formats) above, and a promotional flyer is attached.

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***Update #2 ** Audubon Society Offers Additional Reward Money for Illegal Killing of Bald Eagle -Washington County
Oregon State Police - 08/16/17 3:48 PM
Update #2
The Audubon Society is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to a conviction of the person or persons responsible for the illegal killing of a Bald Eagle on or around June 27th 2017. This is in addition to a $1,000 reward offered by the Oregon Hunters Association Yamhill Chapter, a $1,000 reward offered by the Oregon Hunters Association Tualatin Valley Chapter, and $1,000 reward offered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Oregon State Police ask that anyone with information about the case contact:
Senior Trooper Mike VanRenterghem at 1-800-452-7888 or the
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at 503-682-6131.

Below are the previous releases from the Oregon State Police related to this case:

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UPDATE PHOTO ADDED OSP SEEKING PUBLIC'S ASSISTANCE IN LOCATING WITNESSES TO BALD EAGLE - WASHINGTON COUNTY (PHOTO)

News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: June 28th, 2017 5:16 PM
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On June 28, 2017 at about 10:15 AM, Oregon State Police responded to the area of Old Highway 47 and Looking Glass Drive, which is north of the town of Gaston, for a report of an injured Bald Eagle. The injured Bald Eagle was initially reported last week, but was able to fly away and could not be captured. This morning, Oregon State Police located the injured Bald Eagle after following it through thick brush, a knee deep swampy marsh area and a short distance through a field before it was finally captured. The injured Bald Eagle was taken to the Audubon Society where it was evaluated and determined that its injury was likely caused by a gunshot wound.

Oregon State Police and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are asking the public for any information that may lead to a person(s) involved in this incident. Please refer calls for this case to Senior Trooper Mike VanRenterghem or Trooper Tayler Jerome at phone number 1-800-452-7888(Case Number SP17221814) or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services at 503 682-6131
Contact Info:

Sergeant Yvette Shephard
Public Information Officer
Oregon State Police

Media Email: OSPPIO@state.or.us
Media Phone (Cell) 541-419-8843

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Twitter: @ORStatePolice
Facebook: @ospsocial
New web pages make progress on child and youth safety visible
Oregon Department of Human Services - 08/16/17 3:43 PM
The Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) has launched "10 Priority Projects "web pages for the Unified Child and Youth Safety Implementation Plan. The web pages are designed to promote safety for Oregon's children and youth and to transparently share information on the Unified Child and Youth Safety Implementation Plan. The web pages can be found here: http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/ABOUTDHS/Child-Safety-Plan/Pages/projects.aspx

New web pages will make it easier for people to learn about the work DHS is doing around child and youth safety in Oregon. The pages include status reports on projects, timelines and more. The pages will be regularly updated. To receive notifications of updates please subscribe to our Child Safety listserv and follow us on twitter @OregonDHS.

For more information about the Unified Child and Youth Safety Implementation Plan, please contact Nathan Rix, Executive Projects Director, 503-302-5212 or nathan.k.rix@state.or.us.
Death Investigation- Grand Ronde- ** Update #2 on Investigation Status *** (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/16/17 3:40 PM
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UPDATE #2
Based on the investigation conducted the information the Oregon State Police received Dayleen Crowder's death showed no evidence of foul play. The Oregon State Police is continuing to ask anyone who had seen or spoken to Crowder since the end of July to call the Northern Command Center at the below listed number.
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Update#1

On August 15, 2017 at approximately 2:00 PM, Oregon State Police and emergency workers responded to report of a deceased female off highway 18 near the exit 25 overpass (Fort Hill). The female has been identified as Dayleen Kay Crowder (age 52) from Grand Ronde.

Crowder's last known residence was in Grand Ronde at the end of July. The Oregon State Police is asking anyone who might have information or who had seen Crowder after the end of July to call the Oregon State Police Northern Command Center. Please call (800) 452-7888 and refer to case number SP17-292529. Detective Moisan is the lead detective on the case.

Oregon State Police was assisted by Polk County Sheriff's Office, Yamhill County Sheriff's Office, ODOT, Polk County Animal Control, and Polk County District Attorney's Office.

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The Oregon State Police and local Polk County agencies are conducting a death investigation off highway 18 near milepost 25 (Fort Hill area). The overpass 25 is closed at this time to help investigtors. There is no known threat to public safety. We will release information as it becomes available.

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Police Bureau Seeks Public's Input on Directives (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/16/17 3:39 PM
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The Portland Police Bureau directs member action through the establishment of policy, procedure, and rule, as found within Directives. The Bureau is in the process of reviewing all of its Directives and seeks public comments.

Currently, the Bureau is asking for the community's feedback regarding the following Directive.

This directive is in 1st Universal Review and will remain posted with comments collected from Wednesday, August 16, 2017, through Thursday, September 14, 2017.

850.20 Police Response to Mental Health Crisis

Community members are encouraged to read this Directive at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/73677 and follow the link at the bottom of the draft to provide comments. This webpage also enables community members to sign up for email notifications when new or revised directives are posted.


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Important Phone Numbers for Salem Residents and Visitors During the Eclipse
City of Salem - 08/16/17 3:30 PM
The City of Salem encourages residents and visitors to use the following information as a guide to help them decide who to call when they need to contact the City or find more information, during the eclipse.

503-588-6279 The City has an information line for those who are looking for general City information during the eclipse. This service will be active Friday, August 18 to Monday, August 21, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

211 Normally a community resource referral number for people in Oregon and southwest Washington, the 211 call takers are set up to answer eclipse-associated questions from August 16 to 23. For assistance, you only need to know the zip code for the area. The service is available 24/7. You can reach this service by dialing 211, texting eclipse to 898211, or visiting 211info.org.

311 The City of Salem's Public Works Dispatch is available for reporting all things related to city streets. Crews are always available to respond to situations like street closures, non-working traffic signals or traffic hazards, like objects blocking a lane of travel.

511 The Oregon Department of Transportation's TripCheck service provides travel info by phone via a voice recognition system; just follow the prompts. Find out road conditions all throughout the state and subscribe to receive regional alerts. The service is also available online at www.tripcheck.com.

911 The general rule with calling 911 is to call whenever there is an immediate danger to life or property. Reporting a crime in progress, a medical emergency, a fire, or a traffic crash with injuries are all examples of when to call 911.

Please don't call 911 if you're wondering about the weather, road conditions, or questions about the eclipse. Call the Salem Police non-emergency line at 503-588-6123 if you need to report incidents which are not urgent, but still police-related such as a noise complaint or a theft. Just remember if you're curious as to why Interstate 5 is crawling at a snail's pace, make use of the TripCheck service; don't call 911.
Man sentenced to 12 years in prison for causing death of motorcyclist.
Polk County Dist. Att. Office - 08/16/17 2:51 PM
DALLAS (OR) -- Brenden James Duck, of McMinnville, was today sentenced to serve 12 years in prison by Polk County Circuit Judge Monte Campbell for causing the death of James Osredkar on April 14, 2017. Duck, 19, pled guilty to manslaughter in the second degree, failure to perform the duties of a driver to injured persons, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, criminal mischief in the first degree, and unlawful possession of methamphetamine. Per the court's judgment, Duck will not be eligible for earned time of other programs that would reduce his sentence.

Duck admitted to driving a stolen vehicle on Highway 22 near Kings Valley Highway when he drove into the oncoming lane, striking Osredkar who was riding his motorcycle after leaving work. The vehicle was subsequently located, engulfed in flames, in the nearby town of Rickreall. Today's sentencing was attended by the victim's family who addressed the court. Also in attendance were members of the Oregon State Police that investigated the incident.

The case was prosecuted by the Polk County District Attorney's Office, and investigated by the Oregon State Police, the Polk County Sheriff's Office, the McMinnville Police, and the Yamhill County Interagency Narcotics Team.
Campfires prohibited in Oregon State Parks and on beaches
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 08/16/17 2:30 PM
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is prohibiting all campfires and open flames in Oregon State Parks and other properties owned and managed by the department beginning Aug. 16 until further notice. These restrictions extend to all Oregon beaches. Charcoal briquettes, tiki-style torches and candles are also prohibited until further notice. Only fuel sources that can be turned off instantly, such as propane stoves, will be allowed. Some parks will also allow propane fire pits; campers are advised to check directly with the park.

"Most state parks are already under a fire restriction due to hot, dry conditions," said MG Devereux, OPRD Deputy Director. "We are expanding these restrictions to prevent any unintentional fires in state parks that would add an unnecessary burden to firefighting efforts."

"We understand this is an inconvenience for campers, especially those who might not see an immediate local need for fire restrictions. We appreciate your patience and understanding," Devereux added.

Fireworks are also prohibited year-round in Oregon state parks and on beaches.

The ban will remain in effect through the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse and will be reevaluated based on fire status, weather and guidance from state and local fire officials. Visitors planning a trip should check with park staff for the most current information. Information will also be posted at oregonstateparks.org, or call the state parks information line at 800-551-6949.
Cowlitz Sheriff releases photos of theft suspects, seeks public help in ID (Photo)
Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/16/17 2:12 PM
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Cowlitz Sheriff:

Case Number: A17-2469 Date: August 15, 2017

Cowlitz County: I am seeking assistance in identifying the above pictured individuals related to a theft case. Probable cause does not exist at this time. Callers are encouraged to call Deputy Stumph at the Sheriff's Office at 360-577-3092. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can use their smart phones and text a tip using the TIP411 APP with the message ATTN to the Cowlitz Sheriff's Office.

Copies of 3 suspects attached to this release.


Attached Media Files: Release doc , suspect 3 , Suspect 2 , Suspect 1
Man Arrested for Assault in Portland's Irvington Neighborhood (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/16/17 1:55 PM
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On Wednesday August 16, 2017, at 8:47 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the area of Northeast Tillamook St and Northeast 16th Ave after an alert community member called police about a person they believed was the suspect of an assault that had occurred earlier in the week.

Officers arrived in the area and canvased the neighborhood. The assault suspect, 50-year-old Michael R Hart, was located at Northeast 13th Avenue and Northeast Broadway and taken into custody.

This investigation began on Sunday August 13, 2017, at 3:12 p.m., when North Precinct officers responded to Northeast 15th Avenue and Northeast Brazee Street regarding an assault. Officers arrived in the area and contacted the victim of the assault and several witnesses.

Officers learned the victim was jogging past Hart when he suddenly punched her; the suspect and the victim were not acquainted. The victim received medical treatment for a non-life-threatening injury and continues to recover at home.

Hart was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on one charge of Assault in the Second Degree and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

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Attached Media Files: Michael R Hart
Hoodland Fire District # 74 is gearing up for the Eclipse. (Photo)
Hoodland Fire Dist. #74 - 08/16/17 12:58 PM
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In cooperation with the US Forest Service, Hoodland Fire personnel will aid in suppressing wildland fires in both the Fire District and Forest Service lands along the East Highway 26 corridor, west of the Cascade Crest. Travelers are urged to properly dispose of smoking materials while extreme fire conditions exist.


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Oregon National Guard Departs Oregon Public Safety Academy for Fire Lines at Crater Lake (Photo)
Ore. Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 08/16/17 12:55 PM
Op Plan Smokey
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More than 100 Oregon National Guard members, activated by Oregon Governor Kate Brown at the request of the Oregon Department of Forestry, to assist with ongoing firefighting efforts in Oregon, departed the Oregon Public Safety Academy a short time ago to join the fire lines at the High Cascade Complex near Crater Lake National Park.

The group, comprised of Citizen-Airmen and Citizen-Soldiers from Oregon Air and Army National Guard units across the state, completed their refresher training in Salem yesterday. The soldiers and airmen were among 375 trained to assist with wildfire suppression efforts in 2015 in John Day and Enterprise during which they received 40 hours of initial training. The training provided to the Oregon National Guard is the same training required of all public and private wildland firefighters.

Director Eriks Gabliks of the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) said he was "impressed with the dedication and hard work of the men and women of the Oregon National Guard who volunteered to support the state's coordinated wildfire suppression efforts. It was our organization's honor and privilege to train these citizen-soldiers and citizen-airmen who have served us both around the state and around the world."

The Oregon National Guard has an ongoing agreement with the Oregon Department of Forestry known as Operation Plan Smokey, which stipulates the details of how Oregon National Guard members will be utilized to assist in annual firefighting efforts. This agreement is reviewed annually by leadership of both agencies with training provided by DPSST at the Oregon Public Safety Academy once the Governor approves the activation of citizen-soldiers and citizen-airmen.

For more information on Oregon Department of Forestry Fire prevention seek: http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/Fire/pages/FirePrevention.aspx, or contact Mr. Ken Armstrong, at 503-945-7420.

For more information on the Oregon National Guard's participation in this year's wildfire fighting efforts, contact Capt. Heather Bashor, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs, at 503-779-9889.

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) operates the Oregon Public Safety Academy, which spans more than 235 acres in Salem, Oregon. The academy is nationally recognized for its innovative training programs and active stakeholder involvement. DPSST implements minimum standards established by the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training for recruitment and training of city, county and state police, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, emergency telecommunicators and private security providers. DPSST conducts public safety training throughout Oregon and at the central academy in Salem; certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and inspects and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the board.


Attached Media Files: Op Plan Smokey , Op Plan Smokey , Op Plan Smokey , Op Plan Smokey
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office K9 Coda to get body armor (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/16/17 12:53 PM
Sgt. O'Neil and his K9 partner Coda
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Clackamas County Sheriff's Office K9 Coda will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.

K9 Coda's vest is funded by an anonymous sponsor, and will be embroidered with the sentiment "Honoring those who served and sacrificed."

Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks.

A photo of Sgt. O'Neil and his K9 partner Coda is attached.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA. Its mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers.

Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 2,600 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a cost of over 2.1 million dollars.

The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate.

The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $1,050. Each vest has a value between $1,795 -- $2,234 and a five-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs.

There are an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States.

For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at http://www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.

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Attached Media Files: Sgt. O'Neil and his K9 partner Coda
UPDATE: Missing endangered Oregon City man located (Photo)
Oregon City Police Dept. - 08/16/17 12:26 PM
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UPDATE: On August 16, 2017 at about 1150 HRS, Mr. Alfonso Rodriguez-Ramirez returned to his residence on his own free will. Mr. Rodriguez-Ramirez was medically checked by staff and reported to be in good health.

On 8/10/17 the Oregon City Police Department took a report of a missing person from the Oregon City Retirement Center, located at 515 10th Street. Staff reported that 61 year-old Alfonso Rodriguez-Ramirez left the facility on 8/9/17 at around 11:00 am to visit his family in Portland, but never arrived. Mr. Rodriguez-Ramirez is of Cuban descent, and is described as 5'7" tall, 174 pounds, and was last seen wearing an off-white shirt, jeans and white Nike shoes. Mr. Rodriguez-Ramirez speaks very little English, and is insulin dependent. He has been known to frequent the Union Gospel Mission in Portland. If you see Mr. Rodriguez-Ramirez, please call non-emergency dispatch at (503) 544-8211. Oregon City Police Department case #17-2867.


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OPRD invites public to participate in master plan for Wallowa County's state parks
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 08/16/17 12:00 PM
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) invites the public to weigh in on long-term planning for the state parks in Wallowa County. OPRD is in the process of updating the master plan that will guide recreation use and resource management for Wallowa Lake State Park, Minam State Recreation Area and the Wallowa Lake State Scenic Corridor for the next 20 years.

OPRD invites park users and community members to learn more and voice priorities and concerns at one of two public meeting in Hermiston or Joseph:

Sept. 6 in Hermiston: 5:30 -- 7:30 p.m., Oxford Suites, 1050 N. 1st St.
Sept. 7 in Joseph: 6 -- 8 p.m., Joseph Community Center, 401 E. 1st St.

A three-question survey is available at wallowastateparksplan.com. Comments can also be submitted to OPRD Planner Ian Matthews by email at ian.matthews@oregon.gov; by phone at 503-986-0744; or by mail sent to Ian Matthews, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, 725 Summer St. NE., Suite C, Salem, OR 97301. Deadline for comments and survey responses is Oct. 7.

Park planners will incorporate public comments in a draft plan, to be released in mid-2018. A final round of public meetings will follow to allow for public comment on the draft plan. The Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission reviews and approves the final plan.

The planning process also includes meeting with an advisory committee that comprises organizations, agencies and individuals. The first advisory committee meeting will be from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Joseph Community Center. Non-advisory members are welcome to attend; however, only comments from the advisory committee will be heard at this meeting.

Services, programs and activities of OPRD are covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). For accommodations during the meetings, please call 503-986-0744 at least 72 hours in advance.
Fall Creek Dam getting new fish facility (Photo)
US Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District - 08/16/17 11:20 AM
Portland District is rebuilding the adult fish collection facility at Fall Creek Dam and Reservoir, located southeast of Eugene, Oregon. The rebuilt facility will make it safer to collect and transport wild spring chinook and winter steelhead upstream of
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Release No: PA 17-029
For Immediate Release
August 16, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Construction crews are rebuilding Fall Creek Dam's Adult Fish Collection Facility southeast of Eugene, Oregon.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is doing this to meet requirements of the 2008 Willamette Project biological opinions to support the safe collection and transport of wild spring Chinook and winter steelhead upstream of the dam.

The Fall Creek site is an active construction site and Corps employees are still collecting fish at that facility. The older fish collection facility can be problematic for the fish and the facility can be precarious for the fish handlers.

This rebuild is similar to ones conducted at Foster Dam and Minto, on the South Santiam and North Santiam rivers, respectively. Construction began October 2016, is scheduled to be completed May 2018 and will cost an estimated $25 million.

The Corps is rebuilding these structures because it is committed to actions included in the 2008 Willamette Project biological opinions that avoid jeopardizing wild spring Chinook and winter steelhead. The Corps' actions at Fall Creek play into a larger regional effort supporting endangered species recovery in the Upper Willamette River Basin.

Completed in 1966, Fall Creek Dam is a rockfill structure with a gated concrete spillway and outlet works for regulating reservoir levels. It is located at river mile 7.2 on Fall Creek, a tributary of the Middle Fork Willamette River, about 20 miles southeast of Eugene.

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Editor's note: Media are invited to view construction efforts, Wednesday, Aug. 23, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Fall Creek Adult Fish Collection Facility. Please RSVP with names of all attendees to Tom Conning no later than 3 p.m., Aug. 22 to confirm attendance. Attendees should wear sturdy shoes, and bring a hard hat and reflective vest, if available.


Attached Media Files: Portland District is rebuilding the adult fish collection facility at Fall Creek Dam and Reservoir, located southeast of Eugene, Oregon. The rebuilt facility will make it safer to collect and transport wild spring chinook and winter steelhead upstream of
Be aware of harmful algae blooms, water quality during eclipse
Oregon Health Authority - 08/16/17 11:19 AM
August 16, 2017

Water bodies affected with blue-green algae could be harmful

The Oregon Health Authority is advising the public about the potential for harmful blue-green algae blooms and toxins associated with these blooms on water bodies in areas people are visiting to watch the Aug. 21 eclipse.

Any water body under the right conditions can develop a harmful algae bloom. Although not all blooms produce toxins at levels that are harmful to people, there is no way to know if a bloom is producing toxins, or the level of toxins being produced, without laboratory analysis of a water sample.

Because only a fraction of Oregon's fresh waters are visually monitored and sampled when blooms occur, people shouldn't count on being notified about all harmful algae blooms, especially on water bodies not considered high-use for recreation, or those not used for public drinking water.

When visiting a lake in Oregon for camping or other recreation, there are certain conditions to look for stay safe and healthy. If the water smells bad or looks foamy, scummy, thick like paint and pea-green, blue-green or brownish-red, stay out and don't use the water for drinking or cooking. Algae toxins cannot be removed by boiling, filtering or treatment with camping filters. Only public drinking water systems can reduce algae toxins through proper filtration and disinfection. Potable water at established campgrounds should be fine.

Exposure to toxins occurs by ingesting or drinking affected water. Although these toxins are not absorbed through the skin, a puffy red rash may occur where skin comes into contact with a bloom. Toxins can cause a variety of symptoms including numbness, tingling and dizziness that can lead to difficulty breathing or heart problems, and require immediate medical attention. Symptoms of skin irritation, weakness, diarrhea, nausea, cramps and fainting should also receive medical attention if they persist or worsen. Children and pets are at increased risk for exposure because of their size and level of activity. Special precaution should be taken with pets to keep them from drinking from or swimming in areas identified as having a potential bloom. The exposure level for dogs is much lower than that for people.

Oregon health officials recommend that those who choose to eat fish from waters where algae blooms are present remove all fat, skin and organs before cooking, as toxins are more likely to collect in these tissues. Fillets should also be rinsed with clean water. Public health officials also advise people to not eat freshwater clams or mussels from a water body with a potential bloom, and that Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife regulations do not allow the harvest of these shellfish from freshwater sources. Crayfish muscle can be eaten, but internal organs and liquid fat should be discarded.

With proper precautions to avoid activities during which affected water can be ingested, people are encouraged to enjoy their visit to Oregon for the eclipse.

For health information or to report an illness, contact OHA at 971-673-0400. For campground or lake information, call the local management agency, and heed all warning signs and educational materials regarding harmful algae blooms.

OHA maintains an updated list of all health advisories on its website. To learn if an advisory has been issued or lifted for a specific water body being sampled, visit the Harmful Algae Blooms website at http://www.healthoregon.org/hab and select "algae bloom advisories," or call the Oregon Public Health Division toll-free information line at 877-290-6767. You can also find lots of additional facts and information on the website to help you enjoy your visit while staying safe.

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OPRD seeks feedback on proposal to add a section of Nehalem River to the State Scenic Waterways Program
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 08/16/17 10:30 AM
Nehalem OR -- The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is asking for feedback on an important study evaluating a 17-mile section of the Nehalem River for possible inclusion in the State Scenic Waterways Program. The feedback will be used to write a report that will either recommend for or against designating a portion of the river as a state scenic waterway.

A public meeting and hearing will be held 5:30 -- 7 p.m. Sept. 12 at the North County Recreation District, 36155 9th Street in Nehalem.

The Nehalem River study area starts at Henry Rierson Spruce Run Campground and ends at the boundary of Cougar Valley State Park, near Cook Creek Road. A scenic waterway designation would help protect the scenic, natural and recreation value of this section of river by subjecting some activities within ?1/4 mile of the bank to a review.

No decisions have been made yet about whether or not to recommend this part of the river as a scenic waterway. As part of the designation process, scenic waterways staff involve the local community, evaluate public support, and objectively study the river to determine if it meets specific criteria.

The meeting will begin with a presentation to explain the scenic waterways program and the criteria the river segment must meet to be included in the program, followed by a question and answer session. The second half of the meeting will be a public hearing, when attendees can comment orally or in writing.

Comments can also be sent to oprd.publiccomment@oregon.gov or to OPRD Scenic Waterway Study, 725 Summer St NE Suite C, Salem, OR 97301. The comment period closes Oct. 13, 2017.

Comments will help scenic waterways staff to develop a report that explains whether this waterway would make a good addition to the system. Findings will be included in a report that will go to the Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission, Water Resources Commission and eventually to the Governor's Office.

More information on the program is at bit.ly/scenicwaterways.
A map of the specific study area can be found at oregon.gov/oprd/NATRES/scenicwaterways/Documents/NehalemStudysegmentJuly2017.pdf.

For more information about the meeting, contact Alexandra Phillips, Bikeways and Waterways Coordinator, at 503 986-0631 or alex.phillips@oregon.gov.
County's lead building safety inspector tapped to be Permit Center manager
Clark Co. WA Communications - 08/16/17 10:17 AM
Vancouver, Wash. - Michael Curtis, a five-year county employee with management and customer service experience in the private sector and first-hand knowledge of the building profession, has been named manager of Community Development's Permit Center.

Curtis has worked as a building inspector for the county since late 2012. He was named lead inspector in the building safety program in February.

Before joining Clark County, Curtis owned Hammer Construction Co., a home building and remodeling business, and 4-M Construction, a home framing business. He has worked as a journey level carpenter for Neil Kelly Co. of Portland, and as a construction contractor, construction project manager, framer, construction foreman and manager of a sports equipment store.

Being well-versed in many aspects of building, Curtis will be able to forge stronger ties among the Permit Center and Building Safety and other county development programs, Community Development Director Marty Snell said announcing Curtis' appointment.

"Mike's experience in the construction industry and his excellent communication skills make him the right person for this position," Snell said. "This is a job that requires vast and detailed knowledge of the building profession, including the necessary permits for construction, as well as the ability to deliver great customer service.

"Building and development activity in Clark County are at healthy levels, and Mike will help everything move forward more smoothly," he said.

Curtis will begin as Permit Center manager Sept. 1.

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Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 08/15/2017
Sandy Police Dept. - 08/16/17 9:44 AM
Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 08/15/2017

ESTACADA:

1C 2017-1378

On 08/15/2017 at about 1838 hrs., Michael E. Anderson (24, of Estacada), was arrested in the 200 block of S Broadway Street on a warrant for Failure to Appear in a Theft I case. He was cited for driving while suspended, and was lodged at the Clackamas County Jail on $30,000 bail.

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On 08/15/2017 at about 2121 hrs., police responded to an alarm at a storage building in the 1000 block of NW Wade Street. Upon searching the building, officers detained two people living inside the storage area. One was identified as Loretta E. Thomas (56, of Estacada). She was found to have multiple outstanding felony warrants for her arrest. She was lodged at the Clackamas County Jail on those warrants without bail. The other subject was released at the scene, as the owner of the premises did not wish to prosecute him.

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On 08/15/2017 at about 1447 hrs., police arrested John W. Martin (40, of Sandy) on two warrants for failing to appear in court on stolen vehicle charges. Martin was transported to Clackamas County Jail, where he was lodged on $40,000 bail.

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On 08/15/2017 at about 1947 hrs., police conducted a traffic stop in the 43000 block of Highway 26. The offending vehicle was towed as the driver had no operator license or valid insurance on the vehicle. A report is pending (CAD).
Evergreen Habitat for Humanity to Dedicate Women Build Home for the Beltran Family Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 2 pm (Photo)
Evergreen Habitat for Humanity - 08/16/17 9:41 AM
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What: Women Build Home Dedication
When: Sunday, August 2017 at 2 pm
Where: 1110 SE 77th Ct Vancouver, WA 98664

[VANCOUVER, Wa.] (August 14, 2017) -- Evergreen Habitat for Humanity will dedicate the home for the Beltran family on Sunday, August 27 at 2 pm. The Beltran family consists of Tino and Soreya and their five children, Tino III (9), Mario (8), Ricky (6), Johnny (2), and Cruz (5 months). Tino works full time as a lead maintenance technician for the Al Angelo Company and Soreya is a stay at home mom. When their son Mario was born, the family learned that he was missing a crucial part of one of his chromosomes, causing him to be mentally and physically handicapped. Because of this, his functioning is limited and he is in need of constant care.

The family of seven currently live in a two-bedroom townhome. With overcrowding and safety concerns, the family is excited to know the strength and stability that comes with owning a Habitat home. Together, Tino and Soreya have worked over 500 hours building homes for other Habitat families and building their own home. "How cool is it to say 'I helped build the house we are living in?'" Says Soreya. "We are so eager to get our kids into a bigger, safer house that they deserve."

This home was made possible thanks to generous sponsors, Providence Health & Services and PeaceHealth Southwest. Thanks to their collaborative effort and strategic alliance designed to create health and wellness, the Beltran family's dream of homeownership will become a reality. In addition to the donation, caregivers at PeaceHealth and Providence volunteered and served together in the construction of the family's home. Together they served over 700 hours on the construction site.

"Participating in this Women Build home with Evergreen Habitat for Humanity is part of how we live our Mission," says Dawn Tolotti, Providence's executive for southwest Washington and outreach services. "Dozens of Providence caregivers have volunteered on the build and feel invested in this beautiful home for the Beltran family."

"We feel blessed to have worked alongside so many dedicated volunteers who share our vision for a healthier, safer community," says Sean Gregory, Chief Executive, PeaceHealth Columbia Network. "It's a sincere pleasure to help welcome the Beltran family into their beautiful new home."

Vancouver Grocery Outlet will also be on hand to fill the cupboards of the home with move in necessities. Friends, family, volunteers, EHFH board, and staff will gather to celebrate all the hard work and the beginning of the homeowner journey for the family.

Join us in celebration on Sunday, August 27 at 2 pm, at 1110 SE 77th Ct Vancouver, WA 98664.

A program of Habitat for Humanity International, Women Build enables women to help eliminate poverty housing by building home and communities. Through the Women Build program, women volunteers and homeowners gain the confidence and skills to lay bricks, pound nails, raise walls, and build hope. Habitat's first Women Build event was held in 1998. Since then, all-women construction crews have helped build more than 2,500 homes in partnership with families.

Since 1991, Evergreen Habitat for Humanity has worked to improve living conditions for low-income Clark County residents. The non-profit organization works in partnership with people in need from all walks of life to develop communities by building safe, affordable housing. Homes are sold at no profit with a zero percent interest rate mortgage after the partner families complete their sweat equity hours.

For additional information or to schedule an interview with an Evergreen Habitat for Humanity, please contact Josh Townsley, Executive Director, Evergreen Habitat for Humanity, at 360-737-1759.
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Evergreen Habitat for Humanity to Dedicate Women Build Home for the Beltran Family Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 2 pm
Evergreen Habitat for Humanity - 08/16/17 9:24 AM
What: Women Build Home Dedication
When: Sunday, August 2017 at 2 pm
Where: 1110 SE 77th Ct Vancouver, WA 98664

[VANCOUVER, Wa.] (August 14, 2017) -- Evergreen Habitat for Humanity will dedicate the home for the Beltran family on Sunday, August 27 at 2 pm. The Beltran family consists of Tino and Soreya and their five children, Tino III (9), Mario (8), Ricky (6), Johnny (2), and Cruz (5 months). Tino works full time as a lead maintenance technician for the Al Angelo Company and Soreya is a stay at home mom. When their son Mario was born, the family learned that he was missing a crucial part of one of his chromosomes, causing him to be mentally and physically handicapped. Because of this, his functioning is limited and he is in need of constant care.

The family of seven currently live in a two-bedroom townhome. With overcrowding and safety concerns, the family is excited to know the strength and stability that comes with owning a Habitat home. Together, Tino and Soreya have worked over 500 hours building homes for other Habitat families and building their own home. "How cool is it to say 'I helped build the house we are living in?'" Says Soreya. "We are so eager to get our kids into a bigger, safer house that they deserve."

This home was made possible thanks to generous sponsors, Providence Health & Services and PeaceHealth Southwest. Thanks to their collaborative effort and strategic alliance designed to create health and wellness, the Beltran family's dream of homeownership will become a reality. In addition to the donation, caregivers at PeaceHealth and Providence volunteered and served together in the construction of the family's home. Together they served over 700 hours on the construction site.

"Participating in this Women Build home with Evergreen Habitat for Humanity is part of how we live our Mission," says Dawn Tolotti, Providence's executive for southwest Washington and outreach services. "Dozens of Providence caregivers have volunteered on the build and feel invested in this beautiful home for the Beltran family."

"We feel blessed to have worked alongside so many dedicated volunteers who share our vision for a healthier, safer community," says Sean Gregory, Chief Executive, PeaceHealth Columbia Network. "It's a sincere pleasure to help welcome the Beltran family into their beautiful new home."

Vancouver Grocery Outlet will also be on hand to fill the cupboards of the home with move in necessities. Friends, family, volunteers, EHFH board, and staff will gather to celebrate all the hard work and the beginning of the homeowner journey for the family.

Join us in celebration on Sunday, August 27 at 2 pm, at 1110 SE 77th Ct Vancouver, WA 98664.

A program of Habitat for Humanity International, Women Build enables women to help eliminate poverty housing by building home and communities. Through the Women Build program, women volunteers and homeowners gain the confidence and skills to lay bricks, pound nails, raise walls, and build hope. Habitat's first Women Build event was held in 1998. Since then, all-women construction crews have helped build more than 2,500 homes in partnership with families.

Since 1991, Evergreen Habitat for Humanity has worked to improve living conditions for low-income Clark County residents. The non-profit organization works in partnership with people in need from all walks of life to develop communities by building safe, affordable housing. Homes are sold at no profit with a zero percent interest rate mortgage after the partner families complete their sweat equity hours.

For additional information or to schedule an interview with an Evergreen Habitat for Humanity, please contact Josh Townsley, Executive Director, Evergreen Habitat for Humanity, at 360-737-1759.
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Keep spotlight on safety and preparation as eclipse looms for customers, visitors
Pacific Power - 08/16/17 9:19 AM
Contact: Media Hotline, 800-570-5838 Aug. 16, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Keep spotlight on safety and preparation as eclipse looms for customers, visitors
Pacific Power will deploy crews and equipment strategically to maintain a strong, flexible response should outages occur

PATH OF TOTALITY, Ore.-- Rare as they are, solar eclipses are more predictable and easier to prepare for than rogue Pacific storms, events Pacific Power plans for several times a year.

Leading up to the eclipse the morning of Aug. 21, Pacific Power is taking an all hands on deck approach. Nonessential work on the grid has been postponed and employees have been put on call. Equipment and material are prepositioned and ready for use as needed

"We work with local emergency management groups year around, planning for events that have the potential to disrupt power to our customers," said Curtis Mansfield, vice president of operations. "Wind storms, silver thaws, heat waves all have the potential to cause outages. Our crews are on standby and stationed strategically for the eclipse to make repairs should they become necessary."

Mansfield continued: "Our main concern is being able to get to an outage. Roads may be congested. We are working with local authorities to assure access. Other emergency vehicles will also need to navigate traffic jams and special safety passages will be maintained in many areas."

Pacific Power does not anticipate outage problems due to overcapacity. Full hotel rooms and campgrounds are something the company plans for and there is no reason to believe power supply or equipment issues will surface

Electricity serving Pacific Power's customers comes from a diverse array of resources, so the minor down tick in solar generation will be offset by hydro, wind, and thermal generation -- all capable of providing quick increases in output over the course of the event.

Safety however is top of mind. In the path of totality, many residents are having visitors camped out on their properties over the weekend in preparation for the big event on Monday. Pacific Power urges customers to stay safe:

If extension cords are being used to supply visitor recreational vehicles, make sure that they are in good repair (no frays) and of sufficient capacity.
Check your electrical service box to make sure it has the capacity to serve your visitors.
Make sure that cords run safely to the RV so that they are not tripping or clothes-lining hazards.
Be aware that the extra usage could cause an increase in your power bill next month. Look for ways to economize before and after.
Be careful with fire. Use only well maintained fire pits. Obey local fire bans that may be imposed and have water hoses and shovels available.
For more eclipse safety tips go to; www.oregon.gov/oem/hazardsprep

Call toll free any time to report a power outage or a downed line, 1-877-508-5088. 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 is headquartered in Portland and provides electric service to almost 750,000 customers in Oregon, Washington and California. As part of PacifiCorp, one of the lowest-cost electricity producers in the United States, Pacific Power and Rocky Mountain Power provide approximately 1.7 million customers in six western states with reliable, efficient energy. The company works to meet growing energy demand while protecting and enhancing the environment.
Firefighters near Completion on the Nena Springs Wildfire
Oregon State Fire Marshal - 08/16/17 8:46 AM
Warm Springs OR - With the solar eclipse less than a week away, the nearly 300 firefighters still working on the Nena Springs Fire see an end in sight now that it is 90 % contained. More accurate mapping shows a reduction in acres. The final size of the fire is 39,526 acres.

Cool evenings with high humidity effectively killed most of the remaining fire behavior. A small interior pocket of heat near Simnasho is visible to that community. Firefighters have worked hard to remove any threats this heat may have created. Above the northeastern finger of the fire, a spot of heat outside the main fire body was contained yesterday. Firefighters are cold trailing and ensuring this area does not pose a threat.

Over the next several shifts, local firefighters will be patrolling the fire area looking for hot spots. As the days become warmer, pockets of smoke will become visible, allowing firefighters to find and extinguish the remaining heat. It will remain uncontained for the next few shifts. Firefighters are keeping close eyes on the area to ensure the fire does not undo the hard work firefighters have accomplished.

With the threat to communities extinguished, firefighters will also be focusing their efforts on cutting and piling juniper trees along Hwy 3 to increase visibility along the roadway. This work reduces the amount of standing dead trees that would otherwise add fuel to the next fire if it is not removed.

A transfer of command from both the Northwest Incident Management Team 12 and the Oregon State Fire Marshal Office Incident Management Teams occurred at 6am this morning. A smaller incident management organization made of firefighters from the Warm Springs Indian Reservation will complete the detailed work of identifying burnt fences and guard rails destroyed in the 62 square mile fire. When needs have been assessed, firefighters will begin replacing the infrastructure.

The 2017 Eclipse is an opportunity to see one of the world's greatest natural wonders. Lodging and camp sites are fully booked in Warm Springs and surrounding communities while day use options are limited. Please make sure you are well-prepared for the increase in population.

This preparation starts with understanding risks. We ask the public visiting the Reservation to respect signs and barriers. Bring sun and eye protection. Cell service may not be available in remote areas or could be limited due to heavy demand. Consider turning off your phone to help keep lines open for emergencies.

Due to the expected influx of people beginning to travel across the Warm Springs Indian Reservation, a Fire Prevention Team is in Warm Springs. Team members are talking to the public and youth about ways to prevent wildland fires and increase awareness of activities they can do to keep fire away from the home ignition zone.

This will be the last update on the Nena Springs Fire unless significant activity occurs.

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Salem Hospital named one of Oregon's top hospitals (Photo)
Salem Health - 08/16/17 8:30 AM
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Salem Hospital has been named a top Oregon hospital by U.S. News & World Report for 2017-2018. The U.S. News analysis of hospitals comprises data from almost 5,000 health centers across the country. Scores are based on a variety of patient outcome and care-related factors, such as patient safety and nurse staffing. U.S. News then ranks hospitals in adult and pediatric specialties and common procedures and conditions.

"At Salem Hospital, we are proud of our commitment to put patients first and to always get better at what we do," said Cheryl Wolfe, Salem Health President and CEO. "The result is a stronger and healthier community. Whenever someone in our community needs care, we are here with compassion and the highest quality care."

The hospital rankings began with a total of 4,658 hospitals which includes almost all inpatient facilities in the United States. Salem Hospital received the highest rating possible in the specialties of pulmonology, urology and the following eight procedures and conditions:

Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
Aortic valve surgery
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Colon cancer surgery
Heart bypass surgery
Heart failure
Hip replacement
Knee replacement

According to the U.S. News website, "Oregon has nearly 70 hospitals. Nine meet high U.S. News standards and are ranked in the state." Salem Hospital was ranked fourth in Oregon.

Salem Hospital is the main campus of Salem Health, which offers exceptional care to people in and around Oregon's Mid-Willamette Valley. It comprises hospitals in Salem and Dallas, a medical group of primary and specialty care providers, plus other affiliated services. Visit us at www.salemhealth.org; "Like" us on www.facebook.com/salemhealth; follow us on Twitter: @salemhealth; and view us at www.youtube.com/salemhealth.


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The Beaverton Police Department Reminds Citizens to Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
Beaverton Police Dept. - 08/16/17 8:03 AM
The end of summer is traditionally marked by the Labor Day holiday, a time for our country to reflect on the hard work of our fellow Americans. The long weekend is typically celebrated with picnics, pool parties, and barbecues, as families and friends enjoy the last few days of summer before fall and winter approach. Sadly, the Labor Day holiday is also one of the deadliest, with drunk drivers endangering themselves and others on America's roadways.

This year, the Beaverton Police Department is partnering with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to stop drunk drivers and help save lives. The high-visibility national enforcement campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, runs from August 16 through September 4, 2017. During this period, local law enforcement will show zero tolerance for drunk driving.

Statistics show a frightening trend in drunk-driving. According to NHTSA, 10,265 people were killed in drunk-driving crashes in 2015, an increase from the 9,967 people killed in 2014. On average, 10,000 People were killed each year from 2011 to 2015--one person killed every 51 minutes in 2015. That's the equivalent of 20 jumbo jets crashing each year, with no survivors. This is why the Beaverton Police Department is working with NHTSA to remind drivers that drunk driving is not only illegal, it is a matter of life and death. As you head out to Labor Day festivities, remember: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.

Here are some recommendations of safe alternatives to drinking and driving:

Remember that it is never okay to drink and drive. Even if you've had one alcoholic
beverage, designate a sober driver or plan to use public transportation to get home
safely.

Use a ride share company or a taxi if you don't have a sober ride home.

If you see a drunk driver on the road, call 911.

Have a friend who is about to drink and drive? Take the keys away and make
arrangements to get your friend home safely.

The City of Beaverton is a no refusal city when it comes to DUII. If you are stopped for DUII and refuse a breath test a search warrant for a blood sample will be requested. Our goal is to end driving impaired in your city and keep the community safe.
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Alternative Routes program helps alleviate teacher shortage; ESD 112 becomes certification provider
ESD 112 - 08/16/17 7:48 AM
Finding teachers is becoming especially difficult. It's a challenging job, and with the demand for teachers in general increasing by 250% in Washington over past five years, the pool of applicants can be pretty shallow. ESD 112 is working to alleviate the shortage by helping people already working for schools get their teaching certificates through a program called Alternative Routes to Certification. The program removes some common barriers (time and money) to certification by allowing people to keep working while getting certified.

ESD 112, in partnership with the Battle Ground, Kelso, Vancouver and Washougal School Districts and City University, applied for, and received, a two-year grant to fund certification for future teachers in shortage areas, like Special Ed and English Language Learners (ELL). Seventeen people went through the program during the 2016-17 school year, and at the same time, were invaluable educators working in schools in eight school districts across SW Washington.

Kyle Sharpe and Kaylie Hurley, both originally paraeducators, are two of those 17. Like the others, they attended classes on weekends through City University and got on-the-job training in different classrooms with students at varying levels of ability and needs.

"The hands-on approach really sets us, and the district, up for success," Sharpe said.

Hurley, while getting on-the-job training with the ESD 112 special education program in the Wahkiakum School District, was elected teacher of the year by her peers in the district.

According to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), the highest rate of attrition for teachers (22.4%) is in the first four years of their teaching career. By accepting people already working in the system and giving them more experiences in their training year, the likelihood of these newly certified teachers leaving the profession in the first few years drops considerably.

"These folks don't have any misconceptions about what it means to be in a special education class," said Marian Young, Director of Human Resources for Washougal School District. Additionally, every Alternative Routes student is paired with an in-district mentor who can give them the guidance they need.

The Washougal School District's primary motivation for trying the Alternative Routes program with ESD 112 is that they needed more Special Ed teachers. "Our shortage is largely in Special Education," Young said. "Math and science are also challenging at the secondary level, but we've been able to fill those positions."

ESD 112 was just approved by the Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) to certify teachers in the state of Washington. The first entity that's not a college or university to be approved to certify teachers, ESD 112's application came as a result of their partnership with school districts in response to the growing need.

"We're all in this together, to provide quality teachers for our classrooms," said Mike Nerland, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning at ESD 112.

The Professional Education Advisory Board, guiding ESD 112 through the process and curriculum development, is made up of public and private education teachers, teaching fellows, principals, and occupational therapists.

"Our program is being designed and taught by practitioners with real world public education teaching experience," said Mike Esping, Coordinator of Educational Initiatives and Professional Learning for ESD 112. Esping will be managing the certification process for the new ESD 112 Alternative Routes program, called ESD U. Applications for ESD U will be accepted this winter, with the hopes of putting more promising teachers like Kyle Sharpe and Kaylie Hurley in the front of the classroom.

Sharpe already has his new assignment. He'll be in a structured learning class (SLC) at Chinook Elementary School. "I want to be there for these kids," he affirmed. "And I know I'm going to do a good job."
Washington State Department of Corrections Escapee Arrested in East Portland (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/16/17 7:29 AM
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On Wednesday August 16, 2017, at 5:52 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to Southeast 82nd Avenue and Southeast Powell Boulevard after an alert citizen contacted 9-1-1 to report seeing a Washington State Department of Corrections escapee.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the witness by phone. The witness directed officers to the suspect, 30-year-old Tyray H. Munter. Munter was taken into custody.

Munter was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a Washington State Department of Corrections warrant.

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One firefighter hurt in Bethany at fire in large home under construction (Photo)
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 08/16/17 3:36 AM
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At 12:53 am on August 16, 2017 firefighters were dispatched to multiple reports of fire from a house under construction in a newly developed neighborhood. Crews from Station 64 arrived near NW 169th Ave and NW Trillium St in North Bethany and found fire coming from the side and roof of a large, nearly finished, home under construction.

Firefighters began an aggressive attack on the fire and attempted to fight it from the interior. This initial attack allowed crews to perform a search and determine no occupants were in the home. However, due to worsening fire conditions and instability of the floor inside, crews were forced to withdraw to the exterior.

The fire was attacked from above to stop the fire in the attic space and from the exterior to protect adjacent homes. After the bulk of the fire was knocked down from the exterior, crews were able to re-enter the structure and extinguish the remaining hot spots. Continued safety hazards including a partial collapse of the roof and second floor slowed firefighters after re-entering. Ultimately, the fire took approximately 80 minutes from time of dispatch to declare the fire under control.

One firefighter exhibited an injury associated to the fire. As a precaution, the firefighter was transported by Metro West Ambulance to St. Vincent Hospital for evaluation of unspecified signs of exhaustion. In addition to Metro West Ambulance, TVF&R was assisted on scene by Hillsboro Fire Department.

Investigators will remain on scene through the morning to try and determine a cause as well as a damage estimate. Exact address of the affected home is to be determined and verified by investigators. The nearest cross street is NW 169th Ave and NW Trillium Street in Portland.


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Tue. 08/15/17
Gang Violence Response Team Investigates Shooting in Northeast Portland
Portland Police Bureau - 08/15/17 9:42 PM
On Tuesday August 15, 2017, at 6:01 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in Alberta Park, located at 1905 Northeast Killingsworth Street.


As officers responded to the area, a witness told 9-1-1 someone was injured and lying on the ground. Officers arrived in the area and contacted several witnesses. Officers learned a group had gathered in Alberta Park for a celebration of life for a recently deceased person. During the event a fight broke out. Witnesses informed officers that as the fight was occurring a person fired a gun.

During the investigation officers located the victim who was seen lying on the ground and learned he had been assaulted. The assault victim did not need to be transported to the hospital for his injuries.

Evidence of gunfire was also found in the park.

At this time no persons with injuries from gunfire have been located. There is no suspect description at this time.

Based on information learned at the scene, the Gang Violence Response Team responded and conducted an investigation.

Gang Enforcement Team detectives continue to investigate this assault and shooting and ask anyone with information to call the Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106.


The Portland Police Bureau works closely with Enough is Enough PDX, a community-led campaign aimed at encouraging people to take a stand against gang violence in the area.

For more information about Enough is Enough PDX and how you can get involved, please visit https://www.facebook.com/EnoughIsEnoughPDX

Additional information about Enough is Enough PDX and other City efforts addressing youth violence can be found at the Office of Youth Violence Prevention, http://www.portlandonline.com/safeyouth/

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Text 823HELP

Online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Visit http://tipsoft.com to download the TipSubmit app for the iPhone or Droid.

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