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09/04/15
Be alert for debris flows in central and eastern Oregon
Oregon Dept. of Geology and Mineral Industries - 09/04/15
PENDLETON, Ore. - The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for today and Saturday for portions of central and eastern Oregon. Debris flows are possible in areas with steep terrain during this weather event, and the risk is even higher in areas recently burned.

A flash flood watch is in effect from 3 p.m. today through Saturday evening for the John Day Basin and Ochoco-John Day Highlands. A flash flood watch is in effect from 6 p.m. today through Saturday morning for Baker County and Malheur County.

Debris flows are rapidly moving, extremely destructive landslides. They can easily travel a mile or more, depending on the terrain. They will transport boulders and logs in a fast-moving soil and water slurry.

"Intense rainfall is a common landslide trigger," says Ali Ryan, earth science information officer for the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI). "Debris flows are possible during this event, so it's important to be aware of the potential hazard and avoid areas with steep terrain."

For latest flash flood watch updates, visit: http://alerts.weather.gov/cap/or.php?x=1

People, structures and roads located below steep slopes in canyons and near the mouths of canyons may be at serious risk. Caution should be used when traveling. According to DOGAMI, the most dangerous places include:
- Canyon bottoms, stream channels, and areas of rock and soil accumulation at the outlets of canyons.
- Bases of steep hillsides.
- Road cuts or other areas where slopes of hills have been excavated or over-steepened.
- Places where slides or debris flows have occurred in the past.

Learn more about landslides and debris flows and how to prepare for them:
Statewide Landslide Information Database (SLIDO): www.oregongeology.org/slido
Landslide and debris flow resources: http://bit.ly/landslidehazards


Attached Media Files: PDF of news release
Centennial School District Governing Board Meeting Notice for September 9, 2015
Centennial Sch. Dist. - 09/04/15
The Centennial School District Board of Directors will meet on Wednesday, September 9, 2015, at 7:00 pm in the district office board room. At this meeting, the student representative and the superintendent will both present reports to the Board; and the Board will consider the superintendent's work plan and evaluation criteria for 2015/2016.

The full board packet for this meeting is available on the Centennial School District website under the "School Board" tab at www.centennial.k12.or.us.
UPDATE: **Fire Area of Origin** Two-alarm home fire, one occupant rescued by off-duty firefighter and neighbor (Photo)
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 09/04/15
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UPDATE, 09/04/15: FIRE AREA OF ORIGIN

A TVF&R Investigator has determined that the area of origin for the fire was located in one of the bedrooms of the home. The investigation remains open and ongoing. No damage estimate is available at this time.

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Two residents of a home located at 18111 SW Kramien Road in Wilsonville were awoken by a quickly moving fire at approximately 6:05 a.m. One resident was able to escape safely. A second resident was still inside the house. As neighbors called 911, an off-duty TVF&R firefighter who lived nearby, was alerted to the fire via the PulsePoint app on his smartphone. TVF&R Firefighter Chris Mills and neighbor Jesse Keller pulled one adult woman to safety to on-scene medical crews.

Crews en route to the scene saw a large column of black smoke prompting escalation of the incident to a second-alarm response. This brought additional resources, including water tenders to shuttle water to the scene for firefighting.

On arrival, crews found a single-story house fully involved in fire. Crews began fighting the fire while additional crews tended to the rescued patient. Firefighters searched the home and confirmed no additional occupants were inside.

One patient sustained life-threatening injuries as a result of the fire and was transported by Life Flight helicopter to a local hospital. One patient was assessed on scene and taken to a local hospital for evaluation as a precaution. A number of animals were found on-scene, including four dogs, one cat, one parakeet, and a number of ducks and geese. Two dogs perished as a result of the fire.

Approximately 70 firefighters responded to the incident, including crews from Newberg Fire Department and Dundee Fire Department.

TVF&R investigators are on-scene and continue to interview witnesses and evaluate material evidence to determine the cause of the fire. No damage estimate is available at this time.

TVF&R would like to remind everyone that working smoke alarms can save lives. Combined with a family escape plan and central meeting place, families can better prepare themselves in the event of a fire emergency in your home. For more information, please visit www.tvfr.com.

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Sheriff's Detectives Search for more Sex Abuse Victims after Arrest (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 09/04/15
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September 4, 2015--Washington County Child Abuse Detectives are searching for additional victims following the arrest of a Tualatin High School teacher.

Detectives believe that Jonathan Maggiano, 32, of SE Portland (Booking Photo Attached), has engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct with at least one underage female who was a student at the school. Detectives began their investigation of Mr. Maggiano after a family member reported the sexual conduct.

Washington County Sheriff's Detectives received information that Mr. Maggiano had recently engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct with an underage female in SE Portland. The Child Abuse Detectives were able to gain enough information and evidence from the reported activity to arrest Mr. Maggiano this morning at his Portland residence. Portland Police Bureau assisted the Washington County Detective take Mr. Maggiano into custody and transported him to the Multnomah County Detention Center.

The Washington County Child Abuse Detectives believe there may be the possibility of additional victims of unreported crimes committed by Mr. Maggiano.

Mr. Maggiano was lodged in the Multnomah County Detention Center. He was charged with Second Degree Sex Abuse, Sexual Misconduct, Contributing to the Sexual Delinquency of a Minor and Luring a Minor. He was held prior to posting $15,000 bail.

Detectives are seeking the public's help regarding this case. If you have any information, please call the Washington County Sheriff's Office Detective Division at (503) 846-2500.


Attached Media Files: Maggiano Booking Photo
Heroin Overdose Death Investigation Leads to Two Arrests, Seizure of 3.2 Pounds of Heroin (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 09/04/15
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On Tuesday September 1, 2015, at approximately 4:00 a.m., officers assigned to the Drugs and Vice Division (DVD) responded to assist Central Precinct officers on an overdose death investigation.

53-year-old John Sohriakoff was found dead after a suspected heroin overdose in his residence at the Biltmore Hotel, located at 310 Northwest 6th Avenue.

DVD officers, including DVD drug detection dog "Lola", worked closely with Central Precinct officers, the Central Precinct Street Crimes Unit and investigators from the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office on the investigation, resulting in the arrest of two men and the seizure of 3.2 pounds of heroin.

28-year-old Joel Montoya Montes was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Delivery of Heroin, Possession of Heroin, Delivery of Cocaine, and Possession of Cocaine.

44-year-old Boris Americo Borrayo was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Delivery and Possession of Heroin.

The seized heroin has an estimated wholesale value of $65,000, and could be cut into 15,000 individual dosage units.

DVD is notified on every drug overdose death in the City of Portland. If there are investigative leads to follow,(i.e. information on who supplied the narcotics), DVD officers focus efforts on identifying and arresting those responsible for putting the drugs in the hands of the deceased.

Heroin abuse and overdose deaths continue to be a significant issue for the community.

DVD attributes many of these heroin overdose deaths to people who first became addicted to prescription pain medication then switch to heroin due to the cheaper cost.

Members of the Drugs and Vice Division created a documentary film about prescription drug abuse called Generation RX - The Pill Problem, narrated by KGW's Tracy Barry, to raise awareness about the reality of prescription drug abuse in Portland. The film can be viewed at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/426624

DVD works closely with other local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies to investigate and eliminate illegal drug trafficking organizations (DTO's) in the Portland area and provides training and education on drug trends and illegal drug activity to other divisions within the Police Bureau as well as the community.

Community members wishing to provide information about drug activity in their neighborhoods can file it online by visiting http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/30740

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Pacific University Selected as Site for Innovative National Health Education Fellowship
Pacific University - 09/04/15
HILLSBORO -- As a member of the Oregon Collaborative for Integrative Medicine, Pacific University will become a site for healthcare practitioners participating in the first truly interprofessional advanced training fellowship program.

Earlier this summer, the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine identified OCIM as the ideal academic partner for Interprofessional Fellowship in Integrative Health & Medicine under the direction of Tieraona Low Dog, MD, an internationally renowned educator, physician and thought leader in integrative medicine.

The hybrid model program includes 1,000 hours of online education through media-rich training, discussion groups, streamed videos and interactive web-based curriculum. Additionally, the program incorporates clinical rotations, three in-person retreats and elective specialty modules.

The OCIM consists of Pacific University, National College of Natural Medicine, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University and University of Western States. Selected fellows will spend time at each member institution over a two-year period.

The interprofessional care model emphasized by OCIM members will ensure the AIHM Fellowship meets or exceeds the standards of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. The partnership is expected to be finalized this month.

OCIM defines integrative health as a multidisciplinary approach to achieving optimal health and performance, which focuses on integrating patient preferences with evidence-informed therapeutic measures and lifestyle choices to support the body's natural recuperative capacity, treating each individual as a whole being.

Christiane Brems, dean of Pacific University's School of Professional Psychology and OCIM board member, said the collaborative's purpose is to make healthcare delivery more holistic. "It is not about just treating the mind or the body," she said, noting that optimal integrative care connects healthcare and wellness practitioners of all disciplines on behalf of the well being of every patient.

Pacific's Psychology & Comprehensive Health Clinic will be the university's residency site for the AIHM Fellows. In 2014, the clinic evolved from only mental health services to offering a full array of comprehensive health services through the university's schools of Professional Psychology, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies and Communication Sciences and Disorders.

The clinic offers two ways to access services," Brems said. "Either for mental health care or for general health. Once in the clinic, patients can access integrated services.

Brems noted that integrated healthcare allows practitioners from one discipline to collaborate on behalf of a patient with a practitioner of another discipline. Such consultation across healthcare professions results in better treatment, especially for health conditions that may have multiple underlying causes, she said.

"With an integrated model, you provide 'wraparound' services that are so much more coordinated than piecemeal treatment," she said. "Patients really benefit and providers get excited when they realize they're getting different pieces to a patient's health and healthcare needs from each other. Suddenly, they can see the whole picture. "

Interprofessional care has been a fundamental tenet of Pacific University's College of Health Professions since its establishment in 2004. Student and faculty practitioners from all of the college's schools often collaborate with one another as well as with the university's colleges of Optometry and Education, and Social Work program. 
Early annual 911 ceremony to take place, honoring those lost (Photo)
Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue - 09/04/15
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Those lost as a result of the September 11th terrorist attacks will be remembered and honored at Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue's memorial located at 701 Vine Street in Kelso on September 11th next Friday. The South tower of the World Trade Center fell at 9:59 Eastern Standard Time. The North tower collapsed at 10:28. This ceremony memorializes the loss at the actual time and begins at 6:45am. Each year, starting in 2002, Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue firefighters have raised the American Flag and then lowered it to half staff while Fire Chief Dave LaFave speaks. The public is invited to observe the ceremony; refreshments will be provided.

Chief LaFave comments on the annual remembrance and the early start time, "This ceremony is held early in the morning for a reason; the inconvenience to stand out here one morning a year to remember their sacrifice, at the time they perished, is the least we can do".

A steel artifact from the World Trade Center, released by the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey, is the center piece of the memorial. Only 1,000 steel artifacts have been released for memorials throughout the United States. Development of the memorial began in the Fall of 2009 by Cowlitz 2 Firefighter Brad Yoder and a number of high school fire cadets. The memorial is always open to the public to remember or to "never forget".


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Oregon Department of Forestry Daily Fire Update - Friday, September 4, 2015
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 09/04/15
CONTACT
Fire Information Duty Officer: Jeri Chase, 503-945-7201 (office) or 503-931-2721 (Cell).

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY (ODF) FIRE UPDATE - FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
Note: No fire updates will be issued on Saturday, Sunday, or Monday unless the situation necessitates doing so. Have a great and wildfire-safe holiday week-end.


This is a summary update; actual fire updates and other fire-related information is posted to the ODF Wildfire Blog. You can also find ODF on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates and stories from the front lines.


FIRE FACTS

ODF Central Oregon District - John Day Unit: The lighting-caused Canyon Creek Complex, started on August 12 and located one mile south of John Day and Canyon City, is at 109,876 acres (17,040 ODF-protected acres) and 66 percent contained. The complex, which destroyed 44 primary residences, has 951 personnel assigned and is under Unified Command of the Great Basin Incident Management Team 1 (IC Lund) and the Oregon State Fire Marshal Red Team (IC Walker).
More Information: 541-820-3643 or 541-820-3633 | http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4495/ | www.facebook.com/CanyonCreekFireOregon | www.twitter.com/canyoncreekfire | #canyoncreekcomplex |

ODF Northeast Oregon District - Wallowa Unit: The lightning-caused Grizzly Bear Complex, started on August 13, 20 miles southeast of Dayton, WA and near Troy, OR, is 74,709 acres (10,107 of ODF-protected acreage, including 3,299 acres of Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife lands) and 27 percent contained. The complex, which destroyed five primary residences (33 total structures), has 1,116 personnel assigned and is being managed by Washington Incident Management Team 4 (IC Gales).
More Information: 541-437-0138 | http://inciweb.nwcg.giv/incident/4511 | www.facebook.com/pages/Grizzly-Bear-Complex-Fire/1152633018086248 | www.twitter.com/2015grizzlyfire | www.bluemountainfireinfo.blogspot.com | #grizzlybearcomplex

Douglas Forest Protective Association (DFPA): The human-caused Stouts Fire, started on July 30, 11 miles east of Canyonville, remains at 26,452 acres (11,239 ODF-protected acres) and today is 98 percent contained. The fire has 247 personnel assigned and is being managed by a smaller fire management organization (Florida Forest Service Type 3 - IC Mike Work).
More information: 541-825-3724 or 206-402-7175 | http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4426/ | www.facebook.com/StoutsFire www://twitter.com/StoutsFire | www.flickr.com/photos/stoutsfirephotos | #stoutsfire |

OTHER FIRE INFORMATION
For information on wildfires on all jurisdictions in Oregon, view:
the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center website, or
the national Incident Information System site.

Online and social media resources:
department's web site
department's blog for news on wildfires statewide and provides current fire statistics.
Southwest Oregon District blog with district specific wildfire info, and follow the Twitter feed covering fires as they occur.
Douglas Forest Protective Association website, Facebook Page and Twitter feed.
Blue Mountain Interagency Wildfire blog for news on wildfires in the Blue Mountains (northeast Oregon)
ODF Forest Grove District's Fire blog with district-specific wildfire information
ODF Central Oregon District's Twitter feed
Keep Oregon Green website, Facebook page and Twitter feed

OTHER INFORMATION
ODOT Tripcheck
Evacuation - Ready, Set, Go!
Wildfire Smoke

FIRE STATISTICS
Fire statistics can be accessed from the ODF Wildfire Blog and the ODF website. When personnel are heavily engaged in firefighting activities, the latest information may not always appear in the statistics.

ABOUT THIS UPDATE
This update provides information primarily about fires on Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands involving fires 10 acres or larger. ODF provides fire protection primarily on private and state-owned forestland, and Bureau of Land Management forestlands west of the Cascades, and also works closely with partner firefighting agencies.

Follow us on Twitter & Facebook

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Jeri Chase | Public Information Officer
Office: 503-945-7201
Cell: 503-931-2721
Jeri.Chase@oregon.gov
Three Arrested, One Gun Seized After Robbery and Shooting Investigation (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 09/04/15
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On Thursday September 4, 2015, officers assigned to the Portland Police Bureau's Gang Enforcement Team (GET) stopped a vehicle and arrested three suspects involved in a robbery and shooting investigation.

19-year-old Rasheed Lambert, 20-year-old Sylvester House, and 20-year-old Maleek Deshawn Owens were arrested after a traffic stop near the Lloyd Center Mall.

On Wednesday September 2, 2015, at 8:00 p.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers responded to the report of gunfire at Northeast 76th Avenue and Prescott Street.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the victim, 36-year-old Husam Hamedah, who told police that he was meeting someone to sell an iPhone after posting an ad on Craigslist. The victim told police that the suspect was with two other men when the suspect grabbed the phone from him and ran away. The victim told police that he chased the suspect and that the suspect shot at him and got away with the two other men in a vehicle.

GET detectives began an investigation and were able to identify the vehicle belonged to House, a known gang associate. After the vehicle was stopped and the three men were detained, investigators were able to determine that Lambert was the shooter in the robbery and shooting. During a search of the vehicle, officers seized the handgun believed to be used in the shooting, as well as the victim's stolen iPhone.

Lambert was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempted Murder, Robbery in the First Degree, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Possession of a Loaded Firearm.

House was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempted Murder and Robbery in the First Degree.

Owens was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempted Murder and Robbery in the First Degree.

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State park fire ban lifted for west side of Oregon
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 09/04/15
Thanks to lower temperatures, moisture, and a gradual relaxation of fire bans by other jurisdictions, the statewide Oregon state park fire ban has been cancelled. Fires are allowed in designated metal fire pits in the Columbia Gorge, Willamette Valley, Portland-area, and on the coast from Fort Stevens near Astoria to and including Honeyman Memorial State Park near Florence.

The state park campfire ban continues unchanged on the beach, in all coastal state park campgrounds south of Reedsport, and in Central, Eastern, and Southern Oregon. The ban includes open flames and, in some areas, charcoal briquettes. Park-by-park information on these restrictions is online at http://oregonstateparks.org.

Visitors should remember to be extremely careful with any fire in areas where the ban has been relaxed. Conditions and restrictions could change with very little notice. Information on safely extinguishing a campfire is online at http://smokeybear.com/put-out-campfire.asp.
PHOTOS: Oregon National Guard continues to assist with wildfire mop-up operations (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 09/04/15
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A member of the Oregon National Guard wildfire cleanup operation at the Grizzly Bear Complex Fire, climbs the hills looking for hot spots, near Elgin, Oregon, Sept. 3, 2015. Approximately 375 Soldiers and Airmen were split into three separate teams and deployed to different fire camps throughout the state to support firefighting efforts. 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 firefighting efforts. This agreement is reviewed by both agencies annually to remain up-to-date for each fire season. (Photo by Jason van Mourik, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

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Members of the Oregon National Guard conduct wildfire cleanup operations at the Grizzly Bear Complex Fire near Elgin, Oregon, Sept. 3, 2015. Approximately 375 Soldiers and Airmen were split into three separate teams and deployed to different fire camps throughout the state to support firefighting efforts. 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 firefighting efforts. This agreement is reviewed by both agencies annually to remain up-to-date for each fire season. (Photo by Jason van Mourik, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

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Teamwork is a big part of the Oregon National Guard wildfire cleanup operations at the Grizzly Bear Complex Fire near Elgin, Oregon, Sept. 3, 2015. Approximately 375 Soldiers and Airmen were split into three separate teams and deployed to different fire camps throughout the state to support firefighting efforts. 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 firefighting efforts. This agreement is reviewed by both agencies annually to remain up-to-date for each fire season. (Photo by Jason van Mourik, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

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Members of the Oregon National Guard conduct wildfire cleanup operations at the Grizzly Bear Complex Fire near Elgin, Oregon, Sept. 3, 2015. Approximately 375 Soldiers and Airmen were split into three separate teams and deployed to different fire camps throughout the state to support firefighting efforts. 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 firefighting efforts. This agreement is reviewed by both agencies annually to remain up-to-date for each fire season. (Photo by Jason van Mourik, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

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Members of the Oregon National Guard conduct wildfire cleanup operations at the Grizzly Bear Complex Fire near Elgin, Oregon, Sept. 3, 2015. Approximately 375 Soldiers and Airmen were split into three separate teams and deployed to different fire camps throughout the state to support firefighting efforts. 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 firefighting efforts. This agreement is reviewed by both agencies annually to remain up-to-date for each fire season. (Photo by Jason van Mourik, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

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Members of the Oregon National Guard conduct wildfire cleanup operations at the Grizzly Bear Complex Fire near Elgin, Oregon, Sept. 3, 2015. Approximately 375 Soldiers and Airmen were split into three separate teams and deployed to different fire camps throughout the state to support firefighting efforts. 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 firefighting efforts. This agreement is reviewed by both agencies annually to remain up-to-date for each fire season. (Photo by Jason van Mourik, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

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Members of the Oregon National Guard wildfire cleanup teams use a variety of tools to put out hot spots at the Grizzly Bear Complex Fire near Elgin, Oregon, Sept. 3, 2015. Approximately 375 Soldiers and Airmen were split into three separate teams and deployed to different fire camps throughout the state to support firefighting efforts. 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 firefighting efforts. This agreement is reviewed by both agencies annually to remain up-to-date for each fire season. (Photo by Jason van Mourik, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)


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Pacific University Optometry Faculty Members Receive Grant to Study Effects of New Therapy
Pacific University - 09/04/15
FOREST GROVE -- Faculty members within Pacific University's College of Optometry have received a $6,000 grant from the College of Optometrists in Vision Development to study the effects of a new therapy for children with a binocular vision disorder.

Pacific University's College of Optometry research arm, the Vision Performance Institute, will conduct the study.

Professor Hannu Laukkanen, principal investigator for the study, said the grant will test the hypothesis of whether the binocular vision of children who have reading problems can be helped with "flicker glasses" that helps the eyes "team" together better.

"The long-term goal is to explain the relationship between binocular vision control, or lack thereof, and the behavioral and learning consequences for children," Laukkanen said.

Recent studies encouraging rapid switching between the eyes using "flicker" eyeglasses as a treatment, have shown clear improvement of binocular vision.

Laukkanen, along with colleagues Jim Sheedy and Shun-Nan Yang, are looking for 60 area children age 7-13 to take part in individual screening sessions consisting of reading and eye tracking exercises beginning later this month and continuing through the middle of next spring.

Data collected will then be analyzed with the team's findings to be presented in the summer.

The COVD is a non-profit, international membership association of eye care professionals including optometrists, optometry students, and vision therapists.  Established in 1971, COVD provides board certification for eye doctors and vision therapists who are prepared to offer state-of-the-art services in behavioral and developmental vision care, vision therapy and visual rehabilitation.

For more information, please contact Laukkanen at 503-352-2751 or laukkanh@pacificu.edu

Julie Sowles to Lead the Salem Public Library
City of Salem - 09/04/15
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: September 4, 2015
CONTACT PERSON: Kacey Duncan, Interim City Manager
503-588-6255, kduncan@cityofsalem.net

Julie Sowles to Lead the Salem Public Library

Interim City Manager Kacey Duncan announced Friday that he has appointed Julie Sowles as administrator of Salem Public Library, beginning September 7th.

Sowles assumed the role of interim library administrator in July, following the retirement of 33-year library employee BJ Toewe. From March to July, 2015, Sowles served as the library's technical services manager after coming to Salem from the Pleasanton, California Public Library. Sowles brings more than twenty years' experience in libraries, including leadership roles in youth services, circulation, technical services and employee development. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Education from Manchester University and a Master of Library and Information Science Degree from Dominican University in Rain Forest, Illinois.

"I am thrilled to have been selected for this opportunity with the Salem Public Library. I am excited to share my passion for public libraries and reading with the community of Salem and help lead an organization that is clearly committed to providing exceptional library services and connecting with the community," stated Sowles.

The announcement comes at the conclusion of a nationwide search and recruitment process that brought candidates to Salem from as far east as New Jersey and far south as Texas. In addition to the formal interview, candidates presented their views on community engagement through library collections and programming to an audience that included the Salem Public Library Advisory Board, Friends of the Salem Public Library, Salem Public Library Foundation and Salem Public Library staff.

"We were pleased with the level of interest in our Library Administrator position and what the candidates had to offer. All of the finalists had researched Salem and recognized the vibrant and respected library we have in our city. Our library is well supported by the community, and I recognize the importance of selecting a leader that will continue the library's tradition of being a valuable hub of life-long learning. I believe Julie Sowles is that leader," said Duncan.

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Splash Fountain Closure Dates
City of Salem - 09/04/15
Monday, September 7, 2015, at 8 p.m., the following splash fountains will cease to operate for the season: Wes Bennett Park, Englewood Park, Northgate Park, West Salem Park, and Fairmount Park.

Depending on the weather, splash fountains at two Salem parks will continue to operate on weekends until the end of September:

Riverfront Park, 200 Water Street NE-10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday - Sunday
River Road Park, 3045 River Road N-10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday - Sunday
Vancouver Police host Girl Cops Are Awesome event (Photo)
Vancouver Police Dept. - 09/04/15
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Vancouver, Wash. - On September 9, 2015 the Vancouver Police Department will be holding a Girl Cops Are Awesome event.

Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Time: 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Location: Vancouver Police East Precinct (520 SE 155th Avenue)

The Vancouver Police Department recently found out Kinley Goertler, a local girl who went with her mother to buy a SWAT costume for Halloween, only to be disappointed that the packaging seemed to indicate it was a boy's costume. Kinley's mom posted the info about Kinley on Facebook and female police officers from around the country have reached out to Kinley to let her know how awesome girl cops are.

After hearing about Kinley's experience, the Vancouver Police Department decided there might be other girls like Kinley who might want to meet some awesome girl cops too. The Girls Cops are Awesome event is open to girls of all ages who want to meet some awesome girl cops and learn more about a career opportunities in law enforcement. Female officers from the Vancouver Police Department will be giving the girls a tour of the precinct, a tour of various vehicles, and members of the recruitment team will be on hand to answer questions from attendees who might be interested in a career in law enforcement. The girls can also meet the inspiration behind this event, Kinley Goertler who will be our special guest.


The Vancouver Police Department is seeking applicants for Entry and Lateral Police Officers. If you are interested in a career with us, visit http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/careers.


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Woodland Public Schools announces changes to student bus routes
Woodland Sch. Dist. - 09/04/15
Friday, September 4, 2015-Woodland, WA-Woodland Public Schools wants to make parents and students aware that changes have been made to all bus routes for the upcoming school year including changes to pickup and drop-off times as well as the routes themselves.

Parents may use any of the following methods in order to find their student's bus route:

1. Use the Bus Route Matrix located at www.kwrl.org. Simply click on the link for "Woodland Routes" and open the "1 Route Matrix.xlsx" file.
2. Email the student's name and current address to barnetts@kwrl.org.
3. Call KWRL directly at (360) 225-8075.

Please note that all Woodland buses will carry signs identifying the building(s) where the bus will be transporting students.

The bus routes were changed in order to accommodate the addition of the new Woodland High School. A committee made up of staff and community members selected the new hybrid model which was used to alter the existing routes.

If parents or community members have questions, they may contact KWRL at (360) 225-8075.

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Traffic Alert: NW Front Ave CLOSED at NW Kittridge for emergency rail repairs
Portland Bureau of Transportation - 09/04/15
(Sept. 4, 2015) The Portland Bureau of Transportation has closed NW Front Avenue at NW Kittridge Avenue for emergency rail line repairs after a train car derailment this morning on a private spur that crosses NW Front Avenue. Detours will be in place until repairs can be completed by the spur owner, but it is not yet known how long the closure will last.

There was damage to the asphalt between the rail lines, so responsibility for repairs belongs to the spur owner.

PBOT's Maintenance Operations staff have set up hard closures of NW Front on both sides of the spur and will be putting out Variable Message Signs to notify the traveling public of the closures.

It has not been determined yet how long the road will need to be closed.

The public is advised to avoid the area if possible. PBOT has set up detours for motorists who may need to travel through the area:

South of NW Kittridge Ave on NW Front Ave:

Take NW Kittridge Ave to HWY 30 (NW Yeon Ave),

Turn Left onto HWY 30 (NW Yeon Ave)

Travel approximately 2 miles to NW 26th Drive

Turn Left on to NW 26th Drive

Take NW 26th Drive to NW Front Ave

Turn left or Right depending on your destination.


North of NW 26th Drive from NW Front Ave are

Take NW 26th Drive to HWY 30 (NW Yeon Ave)

Turn Right onto HWY 30 (NW Yeon Ave)

Take HWY 30 (NW Yeon Ave) to NW Kittridge Ave

Turn Right onto NW Kittridge Ave

Take Kittridge Ave to NW Front Ave

Turn Left onto Front Ave to your destination

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Elliott State Forest Meeting Scheduled on Sept. 17
Oregon Dept. of State Lands - 09/04/15
"Kick-off" meeting to provide information about ownership transfer

Salem - The Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) has scheduled the first of several meetings on the next steps and timeline for parties interested in participating in the ownership of Common School lands within the Elliott State Forest near Coos Bay.

The meeting will be held:

Thursday, Sept. 17
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon
Department of Veterans' Affairs Auditorium
700 Summer St. NE, Salem

Anyone interested in participating by conference call should contact DSL.

The State Land Board on Aug. 13 approved a resolution that directs the Department of State Lands to begin implementing a protocol to transfer ownership of the Elliott's Common School lands out of Common School Fund ownership.

The transfer protocol includes the following requirements that any plan for acquisition must contain to be considered:

Compensating the Common School Fund for the fair market value of the forest.
Transfer of the entire property in one transaction.
Enforceable mechanisms for protecting enhanced public benefits such as recreational access; older forest stands and riparian management areas for species habitat; and local economic benefits from the forest.

Approximately 84,000 acres of the 92,000-acre Elliott State Forest are Common School Trust lands overseen by the Land Board to fund K-12 public schools in Oregon. Revenue from timber management of these lands is deposited in the Common School Fund.

In recent years, policies adopted to assure compliance with the Endangered Species Act have resulted in the forest producing a net deficit to the fund of about $5 million since 2013. Losses are projected to continue into the future.

The Sept. 17 meeting is not mandatory for those interested in ownership of the forest. However, it will provide detailed information and time for questions.

Other important dates in 2015 include:

Oct. 20: additional question and answer meeting
Oct. 27: deadline to submit written questions about the protocol
Dec. 15: deadline to submit expressions of interest.

Additional information is available on the DSL website: www.oregonstatelands.us


The State Land Board consists of Governor Kate Brown, Secretary of State Jeanne P. Atkins and State Treasurer Ted Wheeler. The Department of State Lands administers diverse natural and fiscal resources. Many of the resources generate revenue for the Common School Fund, such as state-owned rangelands and timberlands, waterway leases, estates for which no will or heirs exist, and unclaimed property. Twice a year, the agency distributes fund investment earnings to support K-12 public schools. The agency also administers Oregon's Removal-Fill Law, which requires people removing or filling certain amounts of material in waters of the state to obtain a permit.

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Benton County Sheriff's Office is participating in extra seatbelt and DUII saturation patrol surrounding Labor Day and Beaver Football
Benton Co. Sheriff's Office - 09/04/15
The Benton County Sheriff's Office, is participating in extra seatbelt and DUII saturation patrol surrounding Labor Day and the OSU Football game, August 21 - September 7, 2015. So far,those who have worked the extra patrol arrested 9 people for DUII (7 under the influence of alcohol, two under the influence of controlled substances), 5 for Reckless Driving. Deputies issued a total of 28 citations for traffic violations and investigated 2 crashes while working the extra enforcement. Some of the citations were for careless driving, no insurance, speeding, driving while suspended, driving while talking on cell phones, and other violations.

Driver impairment and speeding are the most common causes of injury crashes. Oregon safety belt overtime enforcement program is committed to reducing the severity of crash injuries by promoting proper safety belt and child restraint use. 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. For help with child seats or additional "best practice" information, refer to the seat manufacturer's instructions, vehicle owner's manual or call ACTS Oregon Child Safety Seat Resource Center at 503-643-5620 in Portland or 877-793-2608.
Volunteer Recognition Award Ceremony
City of Salem - 09/04/15
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: September 4, 2015


CONTACT PERSONS: Gretchen Bennett or Julie Deuchars
City of Salem Mayor/City Manager's Office
503-540-2371 or 503-588-6159
gbennett@cityofsalem.net or jdeuchars@cityofsalem.net


VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION AWARD CEREMONY

On Monday, September 21 the City of Salem will celebrate the contributions of more than 6,537 volunteers at the annual Volunteer Recognition Celebration held at the Salem Public Library. Please plan to attend this evening of entertainment, food, and recognition of distinguished volunteer service.


Entertainment and light food and beverage service will start at 5 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by the West Salem High School Jazz Combo. The awards ceremony will commence at 5:30 p.m.

Please park in the Salem Public Library Parkade. Parking meters will not be enforced this evening. Please enter through the front entrance of the library.


The City relies heavily on the skills, time, talent, and energy of residents who work with appointed officials, paid staff and elected representatives on issues of importance to the community. Please join us in honoring outstanding volunteer achievement and celebrating more than 185,766 hours of volunteer service given to the City of Salem.


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Reports of gunshots fired in the area of Newberg High School * Arrest Made*
Newberg-Dundee Police Dept. - 09/04/15
A booking photo is not yet available. One may be obtained by contacting the Yamhill County Jail later in the morning.


UPDATE - ARREST MADE


On Thursday September 03, 2015 at approximately 8:13 pm, the Newberg-Dundee Police Department Communications Center received a report of hearing shots fired in the area of the Newberg High School athletic field. A girl's soccer game was in progress between Newberg High School and Centennial High School.

Officers remained on scene, continuing their investigation. In doing so, officers took into custody:

Steven Scott Smith, 53 years of age on the following criminal charges:

Unlawful Use of a Weapon x 1
Recklessly Endangering Another Person x 4
Disorderly Conduct II x 1

Bail was set at $32,500

Mr. Smith lives in the neighborhood adjacent to the Mabel Rush School and the Newberg High School Athletic field.

It is estimated approximately 150 student athletes, spectators and staff were evacuated from the athletic field to the Newberg High School Gymnasium during the initial stages of the investigation.

Again, the Newberg-Dundee Police Department asks anyone who may have information about the case to contact us at 503-538-8321.

The investigation is continuing and it is possible more charges may be pending.

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I inadvertently cut out the date and time of the call to police on the original release



On Thursday September 03, 2015 at approximately 8:13 pm, the Newberg-Dundee Police Department Communications Center received a report of hearing shots fired in the area of the Newberg High School athletic field. A girl's soccer game was in progress between Newberg High School and Centennial High School.

A series of what was described to be "pop" sounds were heard within a very short period of time. Moments later, a school administrator heard a more distinctive sound as if a projectile may have hit a set of metal bleachers on the east side of the field.

At this time, the school administrator ordered the game stopped and began moving student athletes and spectators into the gymnasium as a precaution.

Upon arrival of police officers, no further shots were heard. An area search for a person or persons firing a weapon was conducted however was not successful.

Area streets were blocked off of a period of time and access into and out of the area was restricted.

At this time, the student athletes, spectators and parents have been allowed to leave and all streets are open.

Officers in the area have found a small caliber projectile on the track near where the metal bleachers are located. No persons were injured and no property damage has been located to indicate anything having been hit by a projectile.

At this time, there is no evidence to indicate this incident involved any of the student athletes or anyone associated with the soccer game or either school.

The athletic field and Mabel Rush Elementary School are adjacent to each other as well as to adjacent to neighborhood homes.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Newberg-Dundee Police Department at 503-538-8321.

The investigation is continuing and a follow-up press release will be sent to tomorrow with any potential updates.

The Newberg-Dundee Police Department was assisted at the scene by the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office and the Carlton Police Department.

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Reports of gunshots fired in the area of Newberg High School
Newberg-Dundee Police Dept. - 09/03/15
Communications Center received a report of hearing shots fired in the area of the Newberg High School athletic field. A girl's soccer game was in progress between Newberg High School and Centennial High School.

A series of what was described to be "pop" sounds were heard within a very short period of time. Moments later, a school administrator heard a more distinctive sound as if a projectile may have hit a set of metal bleachers on the east side of the field.

At this time, the school administrator ordered the game stopped and began moving student athletes and spectators into the gymnasium as a precaution.

Upon arrival of police officers, no further shots were heard. An area search for a person or persons firing a weapon was conducted however was not successful.

Area streets were blocked off of a period of time and access into and out of the area was restricted.

At this time, the student athletes, spectators and parents have been allowed to leave and all streets are open.

Officers in the area have found a small caliber projectile on the track near where the metal bleachers are located. No persons were injured and no property damage has been located to indicate anything having been hit by a projectile.

At this time, there is no evidence to indicate this incident involved any of the student athletes or anyone associated with the soccer game or either school.

The athletic field and Mabel Rush Elementary School are adjacent each other as well as to adjacent to neighborhood homes.

The investigation is continuing and a follow-up press release will be sent to tomorrow with any potential updates.

The Newberg-Dundee Police Department was assisted at the scene by the Yamhill County Sheriff's Officer and the Carlton Police Department.

END / BOLEK
Single Vehicle Rollover Crash Injures Several - Umatilla County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 09/03/15
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On September 3rd, 2015 at approximately 2:28pm members of the Oregon State Police Pendleton Area Command responded to the report of an injury rollover crash on Interstate 84 eastbound near exit 209 (in Pendleton).

Preliminary investigation revealed a 1995 Ford Explorer was traveling eastbound when the vehicle had a tire blow out which contributed to the vehicle leaving the roadway. The vehicle entered the center median where it struck a dirt embankment and rolled an unknown number of times.

Witness statements indicate at least two male adult passengers were ejected from the vehicle of which one came to rest in the westbound lanes of I-84. Passenger and witness statements also revealed the vehicle was occupied by seven people at the time of the crash. A total of four patients were transported to area hospitals by ground and air ambulance for treatment of injuries suffered during the crash and three of the occupants are believed to have fled the area on foot.

The male adult driver was transferred by air ambulance from St. Anthony's Hospital to Kadlec Medical Center in Richland, WA, for treatment of critical injuries. One of the ejected male adult passengers was transferred by air ambulance from St. Anthony's Hospital to Oregon Health Sciences University for treatment of critical injuries.

One of the female adult passengers who left the crash scene was contacted at St. Anthony's Hospital where she was receiving treatment and was subsequently arrested on an outstanding warrant after she was treated and released.

The Pendleton Police Department, Pendleton Fire and Rescue and the Oregon Department of Transportation assisted at the scene.

More information and the identities of the involved parties will be released as it becomes available.


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PHOTOS: Oregon National Guard Soldiers and Airmen assist with wildfire cleanup operations (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 09/03/15
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SALEM, Oregon - Members of the Oregon National Guard are currently conducting wildfire cleanup operations in support of ongoing firefighting efforts throughout Oregon.

Following the activation of the Oregon National Guard by Oregon Governor Kate Brown in August, approximately 375 Soldiers and Airmen completed training at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST), in Salem, Oregon, and deployed to fire camps throughout the state.

The first group of 125 Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers deployed on August 26 to the Canyon Creek Complex near John Day, Oregon.

An additional 250 Soldiers and Airmen from Oregon National Guard units throughout the state deployed August 30 to firebases in eastern and central Oregon.

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 firefighting efforts. This agreement is reviewed by both agencies annually to remain up-to-date for each fire season.

Photo Captions:
150902-Z-WB774-005: Brig. Gen. Michael E. Stencel (right), Interim Adjutant General, Oregon, speaks with Oregon Army National Guard Sgt. Kerry Wood (left) and Pfc. Nathan Cochran, both members of the 41st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, about their work during wildfire cleanup operations in support of firefighting efforts at the Grizzly Bear Complex near Elgin, Oregon, Sept. 2, 2105. The Oregon National Guard was activated in August by Oregon Governor Kate Brown and deployed to fire camps throughout the state to assist firefighters. (Photo by Master Sgt. Thomas Hovie, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

150902-Z-WB774-004: Brig. Gen. Michael E. Stencel (left), Interim Adjutant General, Oregon, greets Oregon Army National Guard Spc. Danny Trump (right), with A Company, 41st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, as he visits Soldiers performing wildfire cleanup operations in support of firefighting efforts at the Grizzly Bear Complex near Elgin, Oregon, Sept. 2, 2105. The Oregon National Guard was activated in August by Oregon Governor Kate Brown and deployed to fire camps throughout the state to assist firefighters. (Photo by Master Sgt. Thomas Hovie, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

150902-Z-WB774-015: Brig. Gen. Michael E. Stencel (second from left), Interim Adjutant General, Oregon, and Oregon State Command Sgt. Maj. Shane Lake (right) speak with Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers about their work during wildfire cleanup operations in support of firefighting efforts at the Grizzly Bear Complex near Elgin, Oregon, Sept. 2, 2105. The Oregon National Guard was activated in August by Oregon Governor Kate Brown and deployed to fire camps throughout the state to assist firefighters. (Photo by Master Sgt. Thomas Hovie, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

150902-Z-WB774-018: Brig. Gen. Michael E. Stencel (center), Interim Adjutant General, Oregon, and Dave Stuckey (left of Stencel), Oregon Military Department Interagency Director, watch Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers demonstrate their work during wildfire cleanup operations in support of firefighting efforts at the Grizzly Bear Complex near Elgin, Oregon, Sept. 2, 2105. The Oregon National Guard was activated in August by Oregon Governor Kate Brown and deployed to fire camps throughout the state to assist firefighters. (Photo by Master Sgt. Thomas Hovie, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

150902-Z-WB774-010: Oregon State Command Sgt. Maj. Shane Lake (center) receives instruction from Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers as he learns how to perform their work during wildfire cleanup operations in support of firefighting efforts at the Grizzly Bear Complex near Elgin, Oregon, Sept. 2, 2105. The Oregon National Guard was activated in August by Oregon Governor Kate Brown and deployed to fire camps throughout the state to assist firefighters. (Photo by Master Sgt. Thomas Hovie, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)


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***Update*** Fatal Crash Blocking Both Lanes Of Highway 20 Near Santiam Pass - Linn County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 09/03/15
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On September 3, 2015 at about 2PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a collision involving a school bus and a pickup on Highway 20 near milepost 79. (East of Santiam Junction near Hogg Rock).

According to Sergeant Dave Pond, a 1993 Chevrolet Pickup was traveling westbound on Highway 20 when it crossed the center line and struck an eastbound school bus. The Chevrolet came to a rest in the westbound ditch after the impact.

Upon emergency crews arriving on scene the driver of the Chevrolet, Camille NELSON, age 32, of Wilsonville was deceased. The school bus had a total of 43 members of Sheldon High School Soccer Tea, including the driver, coaches and students. The only injuries reported were minor to a couple occupants. The Sisters School District sent a school bus and transported the students to Sisters Middle School were counselors were made available.

Highway 20 was closed for several hours due to the wreckage and the investigation. The roads were wet at the time of the crash which is still being investigated. OSP was assisted by the Oregon Department of Transportation, Black Butte Police Department, and the Camp Sherman Fire Department.

This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released as it becomes available.
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Previous Release:
OSP Troopers and emergency personnel are enroute to an crash involving a school bus and a passenger vehicle on Highway 20 Milepost 79 (just east of the Santiam Junction). It is reported the driver of the passenger vehicle is deceased. Both directions of Highway 20 are blocked. Expect lengthy delays and consider alternate travel routes. Visit www.tripcheck.com for road status updates.

More information will be released when it is available.


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Bend Student Brings National Leadership Role Back to School (Photo)
Dairy Farmers of Oregon - 09/03/15
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This time of year, most 12-year olds are focused on getting their new school clothes and supplies together while enjoying those last few days of sunshine and freedom before going back to school. Not Joyce Lopez. She's already doing her homework and thinking about how she can make High Desert Middle School in Bend a healthier place.

After representing Oregon at a national summit in Chicago last month featuring some big name celebrity NFL athletes, she has big plans for her new school. The national Fuel Up to Play 60 summit brought together 150 students and 95 program advisors from 45 states to talk about making healthy, sustainable changes and ideas for representing and promoting the program at the local level.

Fuel Up to Play 60 is the premier in-school nutrition and physical activity program in the U.S. Inspired and led by youth, Fuel Up to Play 60 empowers students to eat healthy, be active and make positive changes in their schools and communities. The program - created in partnership with the Oregon Dairy Council and the NFL, in cooperation with USDA - is active in more than 73,000 schools nationwide.

As a Fuel Up to Play 60 Student Ambassador for Elk Meadow Elementary School, Joyce was the sole state ambassador from Oregon at the national summit. Her trip was made possible by the backing of local community support and fundraising. Crista Hawkins, Fuel Up to Play 60 manager for the Oregon Dairy Council, traveled to Chicago for the summit with Lopez, and she was impressed by the student's commitment and ambition to lead healthy change.

"Joyce showed leadership and initiative at the summit among her peers, and she continues to prove that dynamite comes in small packages," said Hawkins. "She has done great work at Elk Meadow Elementary, and I am confident that her enthusiasm and vision will benefit her new junior high."

Earlier this year, Elk Meadow Elementary School was one of five schools in Oregon that reached Fuel Up to Play 60 "Touchdown Status" by completing a series of requirements that demonstrate deeper engagement in promoting wellness. High Desert Middle School doesn't yet have a Fuel Up to Play 60 program, but Joyce says she wants to fix that.

Locally, the Oregon Dairy Council manages Fuel Up to Play 60 grants, supporting school-wide activities in both physical education and better access to nutrition, including school breakfasts. In the latest round, districts and schools will receive a combined $73,185. From those schools, the combined reach will be approximately 8,700 students throughout Oregon.


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Fire season update, forest health report on Forestry Board Sept. 9 agenda
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 09/03/15
The Oregon Board of Forestry will receive an update on the 2015 wildfire season, the third severe season in a row, when it meets Sept. 9 in Salem. Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) staff will also present an annual report highlighting the general health of Oregon forests.

The meeting is open to the public.

AGENDA HIGHLIGHTS

2015 FIRE SEASON UPDATE
Fire Protection Division staff will provide the Board a status report on the 2015 wildfire season, including a briefing on ongoing coordination with forest landowners, and ODF's federal, state and local agency partners in Oregon's fire protection system. Agency leaders will also highlight workload and financial impacts to ODF's non-fire programs as a result of this third consecutive severe season.

ANNUAL FOREST HEALTH REPORT, 2014
Department staff will present an overview of the major insects, diseases and harmful agents (including invasive species) that affected Oregon's forests last year. The report will also include an update on a program to slow the spread of Sudden Oak Death disease in Curry County.

OFRI FOREST VALUES AND BELIEFS REPORT, 2014
Highlights from recent poll highlighting public perception related to forestry will be presented. The research was sponsored by the Oregon Forest Resources Institute (OFRI).

FOREST RECREATION RULES REVISION
Oregon's state-owned forests are managed for a range of purposes including public recreation opportunities, for which demands have increased over time. Proposed revisions to administrative rules address this, as well as changes in use and other recreation-related issues.

EXECUTIVE SESSION
The board will meet in executive session for the purpose of consultation with legal counsel. The session is closed to the public, but members of the news media may attend, under provisions of ORS 192.660. The Board holds such sessions from time to time to discuss various ongoing legal cases as well as to confer on attorney-client privileged communication. By law, no decisions are to be made in an executive session.

MEETING DETAILS:
The meeting will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Tillamook Room, Administration Building (C), at the Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters, 2600 State St., in Salem.

A general public comment period on items not listed on the agenda is scheduled near the start of the meeting. Public comment on specific agenda items will be received as the board deliberates.

Agenda materials will be available prior to the meeting at: www.oregon.gov/odf/Pages/board/index.aspx, under the 2015 meeting link.

Accommodations for people with disabilities, and special materials, services or assistance can be arranged by calling the department's Public Affairs Office at least 48 hours in advance, at (503) 945-7200.

ABOUT THE BOARD:
The Board of Forestry consists of seven citizens nominated by the governor and confirmed by the Oregon Senate. Responsibilities include appointing the state forester, setting management direction for state-owned forests, adopting rules governing timber harvest and other practices on private forestland, and promoting sustainable management of Oregon's 30 million-acre forestland base. More information on the board is available at www.oregon.gov/odf. ODF is on Facebook and other social media sites, accessible at: www.oregon.gov/odf/Pages/odfsocialmedia.aspx
Increased Patrols Planned
Yamhill Co. Sheriff's Office - 09/03/15
The Yamhill County Sheriff's Office will increase patrols over the Labor Day weekend in an effort to minimize and reduce the negative impact of impaired drivers on motorists and pedestrians. Extra patrols will take place between September 4th through September 7th. Funding for enhanced visibility enforcement is provided by the Oregon Department of Transportation.

Sheriff Tim Svenson stated "The Labor Day weekend is the last long holiday weekend of the summer before the weather starts to cool down and college football is starting with the Ducks and the Beavers both playing at home. I want everyone to have a safe and happy holiday weekend and to make it home safe and sound. Our goal is to have zero fatalities over the holiday weekend."

If you plan to host a party or attend a party where alcohol is being served you can take the following precautions to avoid what could be a deadly end to the night.

Make sure to include food and non-alcoholic beverages;
Monitor your guest's alcohol consumption and take the keys
from a guest who has had too much;
Use public transportation or a taxi;
Ask a friend who has not been drinking for a ride home;
Promote the use of designated drivers and stop impaired
family or friends from driving;
And always wear your seatbelt.

If you see a suspected impaired driver please call 9-1-1 and report the driver immediately. Some signs to look for are:

Swerving or weaving in and out of a lane
Stopping abruptly at traffic signs or signals
Making unusually wide turns
Driving over curbs
Driving with headlights off at night
Detectives Search for Robbery Suspect that Stabbed a 16 year-old Boy (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 09/03/15
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September 3, 2015--Washington County Sheriff's Deputies are searching for a man after he reportedly stabbed a boy while attempting to rob him.

On August 30, 2015 at 11:58 p.m., Sheriff's Deputies were called to the Kaiser Westside Hospital concerning a reported stabbing victim. Deputies contacted a 16 year-old boy that was receiving medical attention for an apparent stab wound to the chest.

The boy said at about 11:30 p.m., he rode his scooter to SW Kinnaman Street at SW 182nd Avenue. He reported while he was there, another young male approached him, asked him the time, then attempted to rob him of his cell phone and scooter. The boy reported the suspect had a knife and that he received a stab wound as they both struggled. The boy rode home on his scooter and his parents took him to the hospital.

Sheriff's Deputies responded to the area along with a Tigard K9 and handler to search for the suspect and evidence but were unable to locate anything of significance.
Washington County Violent Crime Unit Detectives were contacted and are continuing the investigation. Detectives believe this robbery attempt was from an unknown person.

The suspect was described as being 17 to 20 years-old, having darker skin, gauge earrings, short dark hair and 5'6" to 5'8" tall. He was reportedly wearing a gray jacket with black pants.

This afternoon, a Beaverton Police Detective completed the composite drawing
Detectives are seeking the public's help regarding this case. If you have any information, please call the Washington County Sheriff's Office at (503) 846-2500.


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NW Natural Says Call Local Number While 800 Numbers Down Nationally
NW Natural - 09/03/15
CenturyLink is reporting problems with 800 phone numbers nationwide. This is effecting our emergency line at NW Natural Gas. If customers have trouble reaching us because of this, they should use our local number (503) 226-4211.

Follow @centurylinkhelp on Twitter to learn the latest directly from CenturyLink.
Heslin House Museum and Historic City Jail: September 19th Tour (Photo)
East (Mult.) Co. Historical Org. (ECHO) - 09/03/15
World War II
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The historic Heslin House was built in circa 1890. The downstairs bedroom is completely furnished and we have historic dolls on exhibit.

A new World War II exhibit is now open month and includes posters, ration books, and other memorabilia focused on the Homefront.

The Fairview City Jail is 100 years old this year, and we'll have birthday cake this month to celebrate! Bring your camera and we'll snap your photo as a 'jailbird'!

We are open the third Saturday every month, including September 19th, from noon-4pm at 60 Main Street, Fairview. The suggested donation is $2 and special tours can be arranged by appointment.

For more information, please call 503-261-8078 or email info@echohistory.org.


Attached Media Files: World War II , Heslin House , City Jail 1915
Reward Offered in Double Homicide Investigation in Clackamas County (Photo)
Crime Stoppers of Oregon - 09/03/15
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The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to solve a double homicide.

In the morning hours of September 2, 2015, the deceased bodies of 49-year-old Brenda Schumacher and her fiance, 53-year-old Lance Fischer, were found in their home at 16211 Southeast Hearthwood Street in Clackamas, Oregon.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner determined that their deaths were the result of homicidal violence.

Detectives believe that the victims were killed sometime between the evening of August 28 and September 2, 2015.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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)

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the TipSubmit app for the iPhone or Droid.

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Deputies Provide Enhanced Labor Day DUII and Traffic Safety Patrols
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 09/03/15
September 3, 2015--Washington County Sheriff's Deputies will provide extra patrols on Washington County roadways to enhance safety for the Labor Day Holiday period.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office would like everyone to have a safe and enjoyable Labor Day Holiday. The Labor Day holiday period is one of the most dangerous holidays for crashes due to heavily traveled roadways in combination with impaired and aggressive drivers. For many drivers, this is the last long summer weekend for a vacation.

In addition to extra patrols focused on impaired driving over the holiday period, deputies will also focus on aggressive drivers. Sheriff's Deputies will be looking for drivers that are speeding, following too closely, and distracted while using mobile communication devices along with seatbelt compliance checks.

Deputies have been providing extra DUII patrol and a Three Flags Seatbelt Blitz from August 24, 2015 that will continue through September 7, 2015. The final results will be provided at the conclusion of these traffic safety missions on September 8, 2015. Preliminary information since the beginning of this enhanced traffic safety detail shows deputies have stopped over 100 drivers a day averaging 20 to 25 citations each day for speeding, seatbelt and cell phone violations.

Washington County Sheriff's Deputies regularly respond to traffic related incidents that could have been avoided if all drivers were sober, safe and considerate. Deputies are reminding drivers to slow down, avoid distractions, allow adequate following distances, wear their seatbelt, and secure children in properly fitted child restraints. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommendation for child passenger's link is attached. http://www.nhtsa.gov/Safety/CPS

The Sheriff's Office arrests about 1000 impaired drivers every year and has zero tolerance for impaired driving that puts the public in danger.
MESD Board updates board vacancy appointment process
Multnomah ESD - 09/03/15
For Immediate Release

September 3, 2015

Contact: Laura Conroy
503-257-1516
lconroy@mesd.k12.or.us
www.mesd.k12.or.us

MESD Board updates appointment process for open board seat

(Portland, OR) - The Multnomah Education Service District Board has announced updates to its appointment process for the board position vacated by Erica Thatcher earlier this year. Thatcher, who held the position for Zone 2, resigned earlier this year due a change in residency. Residency in the zone is an eligibility requirement of the position.

The Board declared the board position vacancy at its July 1st regular meeting. Applications were due August 14th, 2015. Three candidates submitted applications for the open seat, Mary Botkin, Doug Montgomery, and Kathleen O'Brien. Information about each candidate can be found online at the MESD Board Vacancy webpage at http://www.mesd.k12.or.us/Page/541

The Board will hold public interviews during a special session on Monday, September 14th beginning at 6 pm. The special session will be held in the MESD Board room at the Ainsworth Building located at 11611 NE Ainsworth Circle, Portland, Oregon 97220. The public will have an opportunity during the meeting to make comments about or ask questions of the candidates. Members of the public must sign-in to make comments or ask questions of the candidates.

Immediately following the interviews, the Board will vote to appoint a candidate to the vacant Board position. The Board will announce the name of the appointee at its September 14th meeting. The appointee will be sworn in at the Board's regular meeting on Tuesday, September 15th at 6 pm in the MESD Board room at the Ainsworth Building.

Release link: http://www.mesd.k12.or.us/cms/lib8/OR01915807/Centricity/Domain/16/09032015BoardAppointeeProcess.pdf
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Zimmerman Heritage Farm: Tour Day September 19th (Photo)
East (Mult.) Co. Historical Org. (ECHO) - 09/03/15
Zimmerman House
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The historic Zimmerman House was built in 1874 and was home to three generations of the Zimmerman Family. Their furnishings and personal articles remain in this two-story Victorian home, with nine rooms open to the public.

We are open the third Saturday every month, including September 19th from noon-4pm at 17111 NE Sandy Blvd., Gresham. The adult admission is $5 and special tours can be arranged by appointment.

We have Rose Festival memorabilia on display, some of which dates back to the 1920's.

For more information, please call 503-261-8078 or email info@echohistory.org.


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Linn Deputies Serve Narcotics Warrant in Mill City
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 09/03/15
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports that on September 3, 2015, at 7:12 a.m., deputies served a narcotics related search warrant in the 700 block of 4th Avenue in Mill City. Four adults, all who live at the location, were present at the time of the search.

Among the items seized from the residence were methamphetamine, packaging material, digital scales, drug paraphernalia, over $850 in U.S. Currency, and a stolen road sign.

As a result of the investigation, Randolph Alan Krieger, 54 years of age, a resident of the address, was arrested and charged with Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine and Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine.

Michelle Ann Shelfer, 49 years of age, a resident of the address, was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine.

Additional arrests are pending.

The Linn County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Lebanon Police Department, Albany Police Department, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Booking photos were not available at the time of this press release.
Clackamas Fire District 1 receives official accredidation.
Clackamas Fire Dist. #1 - 09/03/15
Clackamas Fire District #1 in Milwaukie, Oregon has received Accredited Agency status with the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) for meeting the criteria established through the CFAI's voluntary self-assessment and accreditation program. Clackamas Fire District #1 was first accredited in 2000, again in 2005 and 2010. The Fire District is one of more than 200 agencies to achieve Internationally Accredited Agency status with the CFAI and the Center for Public Safety Excellence.

CFAI is dedicated to assisting fire and emergency medical service agencies throughout the world in achieving excellence through self-assessment and accreditation in order to provide continuous quality improvement and the enhancement of service delivery in the communities they serve. Clackamas Fire District #1 received official accreditation on August 26, 2015 culminating in a year-long internal review and external verification and validation process.
PA 14-035: Geocache with a park ranger at The Dalles Lock and Dam Visitor Center Sept. 12
US Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District - 09/03/15
PORTLAND, ORE. - Enjoy an afternoon walk, geocache style, and learn about local history while treasure hunting at The Dalles Lock and Dam Visitor Center Sept. 12.

Park rangers will provide assistance and introduce newcomers to this popular hide-and-seek game between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. The event is open to all geocache skill levels, but is designed for beginners and families. All participants will receive treasures from each cache and a certificate of completion.

Visitors are encouraged to bring their own GPS units or smart phones, although a limited supply of GPS units will be available for participants to check out. For more information about geocaching visit www.geocaching.com and learn about the Corps' geocaching policy at http://www.nwp.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation.aspx.

The Dalles Dam Visitor Center and Seufert Park are located just north of Interstate 84 at exit 87. Turn east onto Bret Clodfelter Way and follow the road to the visitor center. For more information please contact The Dalles Lock and Dam Ranger Office at 541-506-7857 or visit http://www.nwp.usace.army.mil/Locations/ColumbiaRiver/TheDalles.aspx.
Attempted Warrant Service on John Forrest Washington and Shooting
Albany Police - 09/03/15
On September 2nd, 2015, at around 1700 hours, Albany Police Officers, along with the assistance of the Linn County Sheriff's Office, attempted to serve outstanding felony arrest warrants on John Forrest Washington, at 2029 SW Chase Loop, Albany, Linn County Oregon. Law enforcement, after attempting to negotiate with Washington, made entry into the residence. Law enforcement located Washington in the attic space of the house. As officers attempted to take him into custody, Washington discharged one round from a pistol in his possession. No other rounds were discharged during the incident. Albany Fire Department responded at the request of Albany Police officers at the scene. John Forrest Washington was pronounced dead from a self inflicted gunshot wound.
The Oregon State Police were notified and asked to take the lead on the investigation. Oregon State Police Detectives from the Major Crimes Section responded to the scene and were assisted by Albany Police Detectives and the Linn County Medical Examiner's office. Further questions can be directed to Detective Olsen, Oregon State Police.
Oregon Health Authority announces dates for Behavioral Health System town halls
Oregon Health Authority - 09/03/15
September 3, 2015

Program contact: Sarah Lochner, 503-945-6358

Beginning this month, Sen. Sara Gelser, D-Corvallis, and OHA Director Lynne Saxton are traveling the state to hear from adolescents, adults and families who have had difficulties accessing mental health and substance use disorder treatment in Oregon.

On September 23, OHA will host the first of six statewide town hall meetings for individuals and families to talk about their experiences.

Please save the dates below and watch your email and the OHA website at
www.oregon.gov/oha/amh/Pages/strategic.aspx for additional information, including confirmed meeting locations in the following cities:

Klamath Falls, Wednesday, September 23, 5-8 p.m.
La Grande, Friday, October 2, 5-8 p.m.
Bend, Wednesday, October 7, 5-8 p.m.
Astoria, Wednesday, November 4, 5-8 p.m.
Albany, Monday, November 9, 5-8 p.m.
Portland, Friday, November 20, 5-8 p.m.

Please RSVP to BH.TownHalls@dhsoha.state.or.us and specify which meeting you will attend. Also use this email address if you require real-time transcription, interpretive services or other accommodations.

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Oregon Department of Forestry Daily Fire Update - Thursday, September 3, 2015 (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 09/03/15
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CONTACT
Fire Information Duty Officer: Jeri Chase, 503-945-7201 (office) or 503-931-2721 (Cell).

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY (ODF) FIRE UPDATE - THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3


This is a summary update; actual fire updates and other fire-related information is posted to the ODF Wildfire Blog. You can also find ODF on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates and stories from the front lines.

OVERALL FIRE SITUATION AND FIRE PREVENTION MESSAGE
Today's Periscope video of the overall fire situation and update, as well as a fire prevention message from ODF Fire Division Chief Doug Grafe at https://www.periscope.tv/w/aLiI5TQ3MzI5ODZ8MXlvS012RXFFQmVHUQmAzNjp_Cym1vLcyxwxBe4Pt15vsJH5l4vLHtGFdzlF

FIRE FACTS

ODF Central Oregon District - John Day Unit: The lighting-caused Canyon Creek Complex, started on August 12 and located one mile south of John Day and Canyon City, is at 105,684 acres (16,981 ODF-protected acres) and 57 percent contained. The complex, which destroyed 44 primary residences, has 1,016 personnel assigned and is under Unified Command of the Great Basin Incident Management Team 1 (IC Lund) and the Oregon State Fire Marshal Red Team (IC Walker).
More Information: 541-820-3643 or 541-820-3633 | http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4495/ | www.facebook.com/CanyonCreekFireOregon | www.twitter.com/canyoncreekfire | #canyoncreekcomplex |

ODF Northeast Oregon District - Wallowa Unit:

The Falls Creek Fire, started on August 22, five miles southwest of Joseph, is 353 acres (79 acres ODF-protected) and 63 percent contained. The fire has been turned over to the local unit and impacts no additional ODF-protected acreage, so, unless the situation changes, this will be the final report on this fire.
More Information: 541-426-5633 | http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4561/ | www.bluemountainfireinfo.blogspot.com/ |

The lightning-caused Grizzly Bear Complex, started on August 13, 20 miles southeast of Dayton, WA and near Troy, OR, is 74,634 acres (10,107 of ODF-protected acreage, including 3,299 acres of Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife lands) and 27 percent contained. The complex, which destroyed five primary residences (33 total structures), has 1,015 personnel assigned and is being managed by Washington Incident Management Team 4 (IC Gales).
More Information: 541-437-0138 | http://inciweb.nwcg.giv/incident/4511 | www.facebook.com/pages/Grizzly-Bear-Complex-Fire/1152633018086248 | www.twitter.com/2015grizzlyfire | www.bluemountainfireinfo.blogspot.com | #grizzlybearcomplex

ODF Northeast Oregon District - Baker Sub-Unit

The lightning-caused Eagle Complex, started on August 10, 16 miles northeast of Baker City, is at 12,702 acres (364 ODF-protected acres) and 60 percent contained. The fire has been turned over to a local smaller fire management organization (East Blues Local Type 3 - IC Crippen), and 188 personnel are currently assigned. The fire is not impacting any additional ODF-protected lands so, unless the situation changes, this will be the final report on this fire.
More information: 541-406-0201 | http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4481/ | www.facebook.com/EagleComplex2015

Douglas Forest Protective Association (DFPA): The human-caused Stouts Fire, started on July 30, 11 miles east of Canyonville, remains at 26,452 acres (11,239 ODF-protected acres) and today is 96 percent contained. The fire has 272 personnel assigned and is being managed by a smaller fire management organization (Florida Forest Service Type 3 - IC Mike Work).
More information: 541-825-3724 or 206-402-7175 | http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4426/ | www.facebook.com/StoutsFire www://twitter.com/StoutsFire | www.flickr.com/photos/stoutsfirephotos | #stoutsfire |

OTHER FIRE INFORMATION
For information on wildfires on all jurisdictions in Oregon, view:
the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center website, or
the national Incident Information System site.

Online and social media resources:
department's web site
department's blog for news on wildfires statewide and provides current fire statistics.
Southwest Oregon District blog with district specific wildfire info, and follow the Twitter feed covering fires as they occur.
Douglas Forest Protective Association website, Facebook Page and Twitter feed.
Blue Mountain Interagency Wildfire blog for news on wildfires in the Blue Mountains (northeast Oregon)
ODF Forest Grove District's Fire blog with district-specific wildfire information
ODF Central Oregon District's Twitter feed
Keep Oregon Green website, Facebook page and Twitter feed

OTHER INFORMATION
ODOT Tripcheck
Evacuation - Ready, Set, Go!
Wildfire Smoke

FIRE STATISTICS
Fire statistics can be accessed from the ODF Wildfire Blog and the ODF website. When personnel are heavily engaged in firefighting activities, the latest information may not always appear in the statistics.

ABOUT THIS UPDATE
This update provides information primarily about fires on Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands involving fires 10 acres or larger. ODF provides fire protection primarily on private and state-owned forestland, and Bureau of Land Management forestlands west of the Cascades, and also works closely with partner firefighting agencies.

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Corps seeks comments on Lincoln County permit application
US Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District - 09/03/15
US Army Corps of Engineers
Portland District

Contact: Public Affairs Office (503) 808-4517

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking comments on a request by the Oregon Department of Transportation for a permit to conduct work in Lincoln County, Oregon.

Public Notice NWP-2006-6 is available at http://www.nwp.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/PublicNotices.aspx.
Portland Police Drug K-9 Nikko Loses Battle with Cancer (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 09/03/15
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On Monday August 31, 2015, Portland Police K-9 "Nikko" died after a bout with an aggressive form of cancer.

Nikko was a Belgian Malinois drug detection dog assigned to the Bureau's Drugs and Vice Division (DVD).

Nikko was born January 22, 2006 in Holland and imported into the U.S. by Hill Country K-9 in Pipe Creek, Texas.

Nikko originally worked as a drug detection K-9 in Kansas City, Kansas, but due to his mild temperament, he was not aggressive enough to also perform as a patrol K-9. Hill Country K-9 sold Nikko to the Portland Police Bureau in June of 2008 and he began working with DVD Officer Scott Groshong, assigned to the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (H.I.D.T.A.) Interdiction Team.

Nikko was trained as a single-purpose narcotics detection K-9 trained to find the odors of cocaine, crack cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, and marijuana. Nikko and Officer Groshong quickly became a good match and became certified with the Oregon Police Canine Association within a matter of weeks.

In the last seven years Officer Groshong and Nikko have logged over 1,000 hours of training and performed over 5,000 training searches. They subsequently earned certifications in both the state of Washington and California, in addition to Oregon.

The demanding work of the H.I.D.T.A. Interdiction Team and the nature of interdiction work, quickly set the stage for success utilizing Nikko. In Nikko's seven years with the team he was deployed over 3,400 times and became a key component in providing probable cause to the support the following seizures:

Cocaine: 215 lbs. (street value of $7.3 million)
Methamphetamine: 246 lbs. (street value of $5.6 million)
Heroin: 86 lbs. (street value of $3.2 million)
Marijuana: 2,600 lbs. (street value of $23.6 million)

Nikko excelled at interdiction efforts involving the seizure of drug related proceeds primarily being transported by traffickers via AmTrak, Greyhound, FedEx, UPS, and the United States Postal Service. Nikko was named in over 80 affidavits supporting the seizure of drug related proceeds, which have exceeded $4.2 million dollars.

"Nikko was a big part of my personal and professional life," said Officer Scott Groshong. "He will be missed by all of us."

No service or memorial is planned after Nikko's passing.

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October 2015 Calendar of Events Highlights
Clackamas Community College - 09/03/15
October 1 - December 11
Susan Hinton Watercolor Exhibit at Wilsonville
An exhibit by watercolor artist Susan Hinton opens Sept. 28 and will be on display at the CCC Wilsonville Campus through Dec. 11. There is no cost to view the exhibit. The gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please call 503-594-0950.
October 1 - 4
Clackamas Repertory Theatre: 'One Man, Two Guvnors'
Clackamas Repertory Theatre presents "One Man, Two Guvnors" directed by David Smith-English. Evening performances are Thursdays through Saturdays, beginning at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday matinees begin at 2:30 p.m. For tickets, please visit www.clackamasrep.org or call 503-594-6047.
October 7, 14, 21, 28
Chrysalis: Women Writers
Local author Pat Lichen guides women writers of all levels through discussions of their work. Chrysalis meets from noon to 2 p.m. in the Literary Arts Center, Room 220 in Rook Hall.
October 8
Fall Job Fair
Clackamas Community College, in partnership with in partnership with WorkSource Clackamas, will host a Fall Job Fair on Thursday, Oct. 8 at the Oregon City campus. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Gregory Forum. Local employers will be hiring for open positions. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.clackamas.edu/careerfair.
October 10
Aquaponics
Aquaponics is a food production system that combines aquaculture with hydroponics. This introductory workshop covers water quality, biosecurity, plant and fish health and more. Workshop is from 8 to 11:50 a.m. in Clairmont, room 117. Cost is $40. For more information, visit http://depts.clackamas.edu/hort or call 503-594-3292.
October 24
Make Your Own Mini Hoop House
This course provides instruction on how to construct a mini hoop house to grow food year-round in your backyard. Workshop is from 9 to 10:50 a.m. in Clairmont, room 177. Cost is $20. For more information, visit http://depts.clackamas.edu/hort or call 503-594-3292.
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Oregon Talking Book and Braille Library Advisory Council meeting at Oregon State Library, 9/17/15
Oregon State Library - 09/03/15
The Talking Book and Braille Library Advisory Council will meet on September 17, 2015, at the Oregon State Library in Room 202 at 10:00 am. The Council will hear reports from the State Librarian and Talking Books Program Manager, and discuss proposed changes to the By-Laws and Talking Books Endowment Fund.

The Talking Books Advisory Council has the primary responsibility of advising the State Library Board on the use of Talking Books Expendable Donation Funds, and providing insights and recommendations for service improvements. The Council is comprised of 11 members who represent different partnering agencies, advocacy groups, and Talking Books user groups. Open forum time is 11:30 am, when any individual may address the Talking Books Advisory Council.

For more information or call in information, contact Susan Westin, Program Manager, Library Support and Development and Talking Book and Braille Library, (503) 378-5435, or Joel Henderson, User Accounts Coordinator, (503) 378-5391. Sign language interpretation will be provided if requested 48 hours before the meeting. Notice prior to 72 hours before the meeting is preferred. Alternate format handouts of meeting materials may also be requested prior to 72 hours before the meeting. Requests may be made to Joel Henderson at (503) 378-5391.


Agenda
Talking Book and Braille Library Advisory Council Meeting
September 17, 2015
Oregon State Library
Room 202
250 Winter St NE
Salem, OR 97301
Toll free number (877) 873-8017 Participant Code: 406266


10:00
Changes to the Agenda
Approval of previous minutes

10:10
State Librarian's Report

10:20
Fund Development Report

10:30
Program Manager Report

10:45
Endowment Fund Recommendations
By-Laws Updates

11:30
Open Forum

Any individual may address the Talking Books Advisory at this time.
Also, Council members may ask any questions the may have about Talking Books.

11:50
Next Meeting Date

12:00
Adjournment
Corps seeks comments on Marion County permit application
US Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District - 09/03/15
US Army Corps of Engineers
Portland District

Contact: Public Affairs Office (503) 808-4517

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking comments on a request by J.C. Compton Company for a permit to conduct work in Marion County, Oregon.

Public Notice NWP-1995-847-1 is available at http://www.nwp.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/PublicNotices.aspx.
Three Felons Arrested, Two Stolen Guns Recovered During a Traffic Stop (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 09/03/15
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On Wednesday September 2, 2015, at 6:53 p.m., Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers responded to the 4000 block of North Commercial Avenue on the report of a gang-related party where people had been fighting.

GET officers arrived in the area and contacted the occupants of a black Chevy Impala after stopping the driver for a traffic violation. The driver and two passengers were all known gang associates and there was no proof of insurance in the vehicle.

One passenger, 24-year-old Jeffrey Cooper, was arrested on a parole violation detainer. As the second passenger, 23-year-old Malachi Mandley, was exiting the vehicle, officers spotted a handgun in the car.

During a search of the vehicle, officers located a second handgun. Officers later learned both guns were stolen in separate burglaries.

The driver, 28-year-old Marchelow Vaida, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Possession of a Loaded Firearm. Additionally, Vaida was booked on a parole violation.

Jeffrey Cooper, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Possession of a Loaded Firearm. Additionally, Cooper was booked on a parole violation.

Malachi Mandley, was charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Possession of a Loaded Firearm.

The Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

Anyone with information about gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's 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.

Tips on gun crimes can be emailed to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Text 823HELP, followed by the tip to 274637

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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Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
Gladstone Police - 09/03/15
As summer winds down, Gladstone Police will be ramping up its enforcement efforts as part of a national crackdown on drunk driving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is conducting a multi-day high-visibility campaign over the Labor Day holiday to curb impaired driving and save lives. All it takes to prevent drunk driving is a little planning ahead. Designate a sober driver, call a cab or just stay home. In 2013, there were 10,076 people killed in drunk-driving crashes. We don't want you to become a statistic from this reckless, preventable crime. Be smart, be safe and stay alive. Whatever you do, don't drink and drive!
UPDATE w/ VICTIM NAMES. MORE INFO: Two found deceased in Clackamas mobile-home park; tips sought (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 09/03/15
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Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case # 15-23650

UPDATE (Thursday, Sept. 3): CASE CONSIDERED DOUBLE HOMICIDE; VICTIMS IDENTIFIED, SUSPECT UNKNOWN; TIPS SOUGHT

Updates on the suspicious-death investigation that began yesterday (Sept. 2) at Hearthwood Village Mobile Home Park in Clackamas:

- Investigators now consider this case to be a double homicide. The suspect or suspects in this case are currently unknown.

- Autopsies by the State Medical Examiner's Office indicate that the two victims died of homicidal violence. The victims are identified as Lance Estler Fisher, 53, and Brenda Jean Roe Schumacher, 49. Both lived in the residence in which their bodies were discovered.

- Investigators continue to develop information. Any tips regarding this incident can be called in using the Sheriff's Office Tip Line at (503) 723-4949 or by using the online e-mail form at http://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp . Please refer to CCSO Case # 15-23650.

A new photo from the crime scene is attached.

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EARLIER (Sept. 2, 2015, 12:42 p.m.):


At 9:05 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched to a welfare check in the 16200 block of Hearthwood Drive, in the Hearthwood Village Mobile Home Park in Clackamas.

The residents of one of the homes in the park had reportedly not been seen for several days, and were not answering the door.

Deputies made entry into the home to check the welfare of the residents and found two people deceased within.

The deceased were both adults, one male and one female, and the deaths appeared suspicious.

The Clackamas County Medical Examiner's office and the Clackamas County Major Crimes Team responded to investigate, and are currently on-scene.

At this writing, the cause of death and identities of the deceased are not known.

TIPS SOUGHT

Any tips regarding this incident can be called in using the Sheriff's Office Tip Line at (503) 723-4949, or by using the online e-mail form at http://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp . Please refer to CCSO Case # 15-23650.

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Attached Media Files: Hearthwood Village sign , Crime Scene Investigator
Woodland Public Schools seeks applicants to fill board vacancy
Woodland Sch. Dist. - 09/03/15
Thursday, September 3, 2015-Woodland, WA-Woodland Public Schools currently seeks an interim representative for the Director District 5 board position for a two-year appointment until the general election in 2016.

Applications will be accepted at the Woodland Public Schools' District Office until September 25. Candidates will be interviewed on Monday, October 12. The interim representative will be appointed at the regular board meeting on October 26.

"Serving on the school board offers the opportunity for individuals to give back to the Woodland community by contributing time to create a positive future for our students," said Board President Janice Watts. "We look forward to filling this position with a qualified citizen eager to continue the district's dedication to excellence in education."

The position became available following Director for District 5 Jeremy Stuart's resignation in August.

More information including Board Director responsibilities as well as Board Policies is available on the district's website at www.woodlandschools.org. Interested applicants may apply in person at the Woodland Public Schools' district office located at 800 Second Street, Woodland, WA 98674.

Questions can be directed to the district office via telephone at (360) 841-2700.

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***Update*** OSP Seeking Public's Assistance With Possible Kidnapping
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 09/03/15
On September 1, 2015 at around 2PM, a white female in her mid-forties was waiting for a bus at Jantzen Beach that would take her to Vancouver. She reported a male stopped and offered her a ride. She said she agreed and got into his vehicle. She described him as a white male, approximately fifty years of age, blonde hair, blue eyes with a heaver build. The subject went by the name "Travis".

The victim reported the male was driving a late 80s or early 90s gray extended cab Ford Pickup, with a lifted suspension. She said he then drove her eastbound on I-84 where he refused to let her out. He eventually stopped alongside I-84 near Mosier and she was able to exit.

It is believed the male was not known to the victim and she was not injured during the incident.

OSP is asking anyone that may have seen the Ford pickup parked along I-84 or that has information that could lead to the identity of the driver to contact Detective Lori Rosebraugh at 541-296-9646 x-5350
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Previous Release:
The Oregon State Police is seeking the public's assistance in locating a suspicious vehicle involved in an alleged kidnapping that occurred between Jantzen Beach and Mosier, Oregon on the evening of Tuesday September 1, 2015.

The vehicle is described as a late 80s or early 90s gray extended cab Ford Pickup, with a lifted suspension. The subject reported to have been driving this vehicle is a white male approximately fifty years of age, blonde hair; blue eyes with a heaver build. The subject went by the name "Travis".

This vehicle/subject was reported to be in the Jantzen Beach area on Tuesday September 1, 2015 between 2:00pm and 4:00pm. It was reported the vehicle/subject drove east from Portland on I-84 into the Columbia River Gorge. It is believed the pickup stopped along the eastbound shoulder of the freeway between Hood River and Mosier for a short period of time.

OSP is asking anyone that may have seen the Ford pickup parked along I-84 or that has information that could lead to the identity of the driver to contact Detective Lori Rosebraugh at 541-296-9646 x-5350.

This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when it is available.
City hosts 9/11 remembrance ceremony
City of Vancouver - 09/03/15
Vancouver, Wash. - The City of Vancouver and the Community Military Appreciation Committee (CMAC) invites the public to attend a special Patriot Day ceremony at City Hall in remembrance of all those who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

The event, sponsored by CMAC and Waste Connections, starts at 9 a.m. in front of City Hall, 415 W. 6th St., Vancouver.

The ceremony will include the combined Vancouver Police and Vancouver Fire Honor Guard, musical performances, a ceremonial Fire Department bell ringing, Vancouver Veterans of Foreign Wars rifle salute and remarks by state Representative Jim Moeller, Vancouver Mayor Pro Tem Larry J. Smith, Vancouver Fire Chief Joe Molina and Assistant Vancouver Police Chief Chris Sutter.

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State fines Sisters woman for taking $700,000 in investor money
Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services - 09/03/15
(Salem) - The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services issued a cease-and-desist order against a Sisters woman for misleading at least 12 people, including a close friend, to invest $700,000 in her businesses. The businesses either did not exist or were financially unsuccessful.

The department, through its Division of Finance and Corporate Securities, also fined Rebecca E. Castle $140,000 for violating state securities law.

Castle convinced the investors to put money into a variety of businesses that included feature film projects; exercise equipment; suntan lotion and other personal products; and silver and gold mining operations purportedly owned by her family. She promised them a return on their investments of multi-year guaranteed payments and membership interests in the mines.

Castle, also known as Rebecca Goins, spent the investors' money on personal expenses such as international travel, jewelry, spa services, plastic surgery, and purchases for her two children and her boyfriend. In some cases, she used funds from some investors to pay other investors.

In addition, Castle violated state securities law by not having the required securities license to solicit or sell investments and not registering the investments in Oregon. In July 2014, Castle was indicted in Deschutes County on one count each of theft by deception and first-degree aggravated theft. The criminal indictment of Castle was the result of a joint investigation between agents and investigators from the FBI, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, and the division.

"This is another reminder on how important it is to check out the proposed investment and the person promoting it," said David Tatman, division administrator. "We urge anyone considering an investment to contact us to verify the information."

Anyone who has invested money with Castle or has more information about Castle is encouraged to file a complaint with the division. To file a complaint, or to find information about licensing, registration, and enforcement history for individuals and companies, visit dfcs.oregon.gov or call 866-814-9710 (toll-free).

The full cease-and-desist order can be read at http://www.dfcs.oregon.gov/enf_orders/S-15-0014.pdf.

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The Division of Finance and Corporate Securities (DFCS) helps ensure that a wide range of financial products and services are available to Oregonians and protects consumers from financial fraud and abuse. It does that by licensing financial institutions and service providers, regulating the sale of securities in Oregon, investigating complaints and alleged violations of financial-service laws, and providing education and other resources to consumers.

The Department of Consumer and Business Services is Oregon's largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. For more information, visit www.dcbs.oregon.gov.
Wells Fargo Awards $5,000 grant to Free Clinic of Southwest Washington
Free Clinic of SW Washington - 09/03/15
Wells Fargo Awards $5,000 grant to Free Clinic of Southwest Washington

[Vancouver, Wa] September 3, 2015 - The Free Clinic of Southwest Washington received a $5,000 grant from Wells Fargo this week. The grant will help cover costs associated with the Diabetes Care Program at the Free Clinic.

It has been estimated that 30 patients each month are discharged from local hospitals and/or emergency rooms - who have no insurance and no primary care home. Those with uncontrolled diabetes are at high risk of experiencing a number of complications including vision problems or blindness, amputation, diabetic neuropathy, heart attacks and stroke.

Statistics show that low-income individuals (the population served by the Free Clinic) are more likely to suffer from uncontrolled diabetes due to lack of access to health care. One in six of these low-income individuals with diabetes delay or avoid medical care because of the cost - a barrier that the Free Clinic aims to reduce through our diabetes program. We work hard to help our patients through the program and teach them healthy living habits.

"It's rewarding to see a patient's face light up when they see results of positive changes in their diabetic journey. They work hard to learn new habits that are difficult to accept sometimes. Our volunteer diabetes educators become a partner and cheerleader for the patient and we all celebrate successes with them," said Kimberly Wolfe, Medical Clinics and Project Access Supervisor.

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 that are provided by more than 600 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: www.freeclinics.org


Attached Media Files: 2015-09/1594/87528/Free_Clinic_awarded_grant_from_Wells_Fargo.docx
Oregon DHS Notice of Public Meeting: Children's Residential Care Advisory Committee
Oregon Department of Human Services - 09/03/15
The first meeting of the HB2233 Advisory Committee will take place on Tuesday, September 8th at 2pm in conference room 410 of the Office of Adult Abuse Prevention and Investigations, 201 High Street SE, Suite 500, Salem.

The advisory committee has been assigned to review current policies and make recommendations to the legislature about facilities that provide residential care for children, youth or youth offenders.

The committee will meet three times and provide a report to the legislature by December 15, 2015. Specifically the group will examine:
The need to adopt new or amend existing administrative rules;
The status of existing processes to investigate residential care and the need to improve or streamline processes;
The current processes for making findings of abuse or neglect in residential care; and
Strategies for ensuring the safety of children, youth or youth offenders in residential care.

The agenda for the meeting is at the link below.

For more information, contact Angie Allbee, DHS Legislative Coordinator, at (503) 689-5034.


Attached Media Files: Agenda for September 8 Meeting
Washington Man Injured In Single Vehicle Crash - Washington County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 09/03/15
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On September 2, 2015 at about 2:00PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of single vehicle crash on Highway 26 near milepost 36 (just east of the Washington/Tillamook County line).

Upon arrival emergency personnel discovered a 1995 Ford Explorer about 20 feet off the roadway. The driver, Henri P STEPHENSON, age 66, of Ocean Park, Washington was trapped in the vehicle. Emergency personnel extricated STEPHENSON from his vehicle and he was taken by air ambulance to Oregon Health and Science University for serious injuries.

Preliminary information indicates STEPHENSON had been traveling eastbound on Highway 26 when he drifted off the roadway, crashing through thick vegetation before coming to rest off the roadway. It is estimated STEPHENSON was trapped in his vehicle for at least an hour before a passing motorist spotted the his vehicle. It is believed fatigue is the contributing factor in the crash.

The investigation is continuing and more information will be released when it is available.


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Lewis and Clark River Bridge in Astoria scheduled to open late on Friday, September 4
ODOT: Valley, No. Coast - 09/03/15
The Lewis and Clark River Bridge in Astoria (U.S. 101B) is on schedule to open late in the evening but before midnight on Friday, September 4.

The bridge has been closed to travelers since December, 2014 to allow for extensive rehabilitation work. The construction that has kept the bridge closed is almost complete.
#VancouverVolunTEEN program kicks off a new year of service Sept. 10 (Photo)
City of Vancouver - 09/03/15
Local teens cleaning up litter at the Water Resources Education Center
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Vancouver, Wash. - The City of Vancouver and Clark County Parks will kick off a new season of #VancouverVolunTEEN volunteer projects Thursday, Sept. 10 at the Water Resources Education Center.

#VancouverVolunTEEN is designed specifically for youth age 14-19. The program seeks to inspire teenagers in Clark County to give back to their community, earn volunteer requirements for graduation and meet new people.

Volunteer events are held most Thursdays, September through May, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at different locations each week.

The first #VancouverVolunTEEN event on Thursday, Sept. 10 will take place at the Water Resources Education Center, 4600 SE Columbia Way.

Volunteers can RSVP in advance online at www.cityofvancouver.us/VolunTEEN, or they can just show up on the day of the event.

Volunteers should dress for the weather and wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Youth under age 18 must bring either a completed City of Vancouver or Clark County minor consent form to the event, depending on the event location. More information and links to both forms are available on the City's website at www.cityofvancouver.us/VolunTEEN.

A list of all the upcoming volunteer dates and locations are available at www.cityofvancouver.us/VolunTEEN. Updates and reminders also will be posted on Vancouver Parks and Recreation's Facebook (/vanparksrec) and Twitter (@GoPlayVancouver) pages under the hashtag #VancouverVolunTEEN.

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Attached Media Files: Local teens cleaning up litter at the Water Resources Education Center
Oregon Wing CAP Joins USAF Total Force (Photo)
Oregon Civil Air Patrol - 09/03/15
Oregon CAP members refuel a Cessna 182 search aircraft after a recent training mission at the Aurora State Airport. CAP Members are now classified as "Airmen" under new USAF Total Force guidelines during USAF assigned operations. Airmen applies to all r
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Civil Air Patrol joins Total Force 'Airmen'
Staff Sgt. Whitney Stanfield
Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information

WASHINGTON - Following 74 years of support to emergency services, aerospace education and cadet programs, the Civil Air Patrol, when conducting missions for the Air Force as the official Air Force Auxiliary is now included in the Air Force's definition of the Total Force.
The Air Force updated Doctrine Volume 2, Leadership, in August 2015 expanding the Air Force's descriptions of Total Force and Airmen to now consist of regular, Guard, Reserve, and Auxiliary members.

Historically, the broader term Airmen referred to uniformed and civilian members of the US Air Force (officer or enlisted; regular, Reserve, or Guard) regardless of rank, component, or specialty.
With this newest change, Air Force leaders should consider each part of the Total Force, including the Auxiliary, when determining the most effective and efficient ways to complete the mission. CAP has approximately 57,000 volunteers and 550 aircraft assigned to more than 1,500 units stateside available or currently supporting non-combat missions on behalf of the Air Force.

"As a strategic partner, these unpaid professionals have boldly served our nation saving the Air Force almost 40 times the cost of using military assets for each hour served," said Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James. "Inclusion in the Total Force reflects the continuing key contributions of this highly trained and equipped organization."

The Auxiliary members who fly the nearly 100,000 hours per year performing disaster relief, counterdrug, search and rescue, fighter interceptor training, aerial observation and cadet orientation flights will now be included in the Total Force and referred to as Airmen during the performance of official duties in recognition of their contributions to the Air Force.

"Civil Air Patrol enjoys a proud legacy of selfless sacrifice and service to country and community that spans decades," said Maj. Gen. Joseph Vazquez, CAP National Commander. "Our ability to augment the Air Force is second to none. We provide 85 percent of inland search and rescue missions and disaster-relief support to local, state and national agencies as well as aerial reconnaissance for homeland security, and remain continually postured to offer more."

Beyond CAP's support to achieve its homeland responsibilities for non-combat operations, the organization has been recognized for their efforts to inspire hundreds of thousands of cadets and K-12 students to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics education and training.

"Civil Air Patrol's increased exposure has a direct impact on attracting youth interest in STEM-based activities which are skills necessary to develop the innovative Airmen our Air Force needs," said Chief of Staff General Mark A. Welsh III. "We proudly welcome the Air Force Auxiliary by extending our badge of honor as Airmen."

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Attached Media Files: Oregon CAP members refuel a Cessna 182 search aircraft after a recent training mission at the Aurora State Airport. CAP Members are now classified as "Airmen" under new USAF Total Force guidelines during USAF assigned operations. Airmen applies to all r , Oregon CAP Cessna 182 search aircraft await mission assignments during a recent statewide exercise at Aurora State Airport. CAP is now part of the USAF Total Force on Air Force assigned operations. , Oregon Wing Cessna 182 search aircraft departs Aurora Airport on a recent Search and Rescue Exercise. CAP is now included in the United States Air Force Total Force when operating on USAF assigned missions
Fresh fruit and vegetable program returns to five VPS schools
Vancouver Sch. Dist. - 09/03/15
Mangos, blackberries, rainbow carrots, mini sweet peppers and star fruit are a sampling of the fresh fruits and vegetables students will be snacking on at five elementary schools in Vancouver Public Schools. VPS was awarded $120,350 by the United States Department of Agriculture for the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program.

The program will be offered at Fruit Valley, Martin Luther King, Peter S. Ogden, Eleanor Roosevelt and Washington elementary schools beginning this month. Students will be offered a snack of a fresh fruit or vegetable in their classrooms four days a week.

This is the sixth year of the program in VPS. Since the 2010-11 school year, the district has received nearly $600,000 to provide fresh fruit and vegetable snacks to all students enrolled in qualifying schools.

One goal of the program is to introduce students to fruits and vegetables they may not otherwise have an opportunity to try. The program also is considered an important catalyst in combatting childhood obesity by teaching healthful eating habits.
09/02/15
Red Cross Assisting After Home Fires in Salem, Vancouver
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 09/02/15
The American Red Cross Cascades Region is providing immediate emergency assistance for residential fires Sep. 2 in Marion County, Oregon and Clark County, Washington.

A single-family fire in the 2700 block of Brooks Avenue NE in Salem displaced one adult and 2 pets. One pet perished in the fire. The Red Cross provided lodging, food, clothing and Disaster Mental Health Services.

A multi-family fire in the 6400 block of NE Hazel Dell Avenue in Vancouver affected four adults and two children. The Red Cross provided bedding and linens, food and clothing.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in communities across Oregon and Southwest Washington. Residents may call 503-528-5783 to schedule an appointment.

The Red Cross also encourages people to know what to do before, during and after a home fire. Take a few moments to review your family's exit plan should there be a fire in your home. This information, and more, is available at www.redcross.org or in a free "Prepare! Resource Guide" published by the American Red Cross Cascades Region. You can download the guide at http://rdcrss.org/1zq8XW6.
Shooting Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland - No Known Injuries (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 09/02/15
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On Wednesday September 2, 2015, at 8:00 p.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers responded to the report of gunfire at Northeast 76th Avenue and Prescott Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire and at least on damaged vehicle.

No known gunshot victims have been located and officers are in the early stages of the investigation.

The intersection of Northeast 76th Avenue and Prescott Street is closed to traffic as part of the crime scene.

At this point in the investigation, it is unclear if the shooting is gang-related.

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

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Epic Fitness Partners with Diabetes Support Services - Sept. 23 Event Kicks off Program (Photo)
VanNatta Public Relations - 09/02/15
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SALEM, OR (Sept. 4, 2015) Those interested in taking control or preventing diabetes will have a chance to learn more about options Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 6:30 p.m.- 8 p.m. at Epic Fitness at 706 Madrona in South Salem. Epic Fitness and Diabetes Support Services (DSS) will kick off their partnership to help diabetics and those at risk of diabetes.

Attendees will learn about the fitness and education partnership from DSS Vice President Nathanial Darnell and from Epic Fitness' Certified Personal Trainer and diabetic coach, Tiffany Robbins. Robbins knows the challenges a diabetic faces. As a teen, she neglected her type 1 diabetes diagnosis and almost faced blindness, disability and death. After implementing complimentary diet and exercise and gaining wellness, she sought out Diabetic Support Services (DSS) to direct her in how to help others learn to do what she did. Tiffany's goal is to bring others to a greater degree of health and lifestyle. Appropriate snacks will be prepared by LifeSource.

According to Salem Health's website encyclopedia, diabetes affects an estimated 25.8 million people in the U.S. (90 to 95 percent have type 2 diabetes). Over 18 million people have been diagnosed, but 7 million are unaware they have the disease.

For more information about the event or partnership call Epic Fitness at 503-991-5159 or email diabetes@goepicfit.com or visit www.GoEpicFit.com.


About Epic Fitness: Epic Fitness offers a conveniently-located, state of the art facility and dedicated staff to provide its members with the highest quality personal training, group classes and a clean, safe environment. 706 Madrona Ave. SE, Salem, Oregon 97302.503-991-5159; info@goepicfit.com.

About DSS: Diabetes Support Services Inc. is a registered 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that was established by retired entrepreneurs Al and Sondra Underberg to help bring needed services to the diabetic community. DSS sponsors free monthly support group meetings and educational events, headlined by diabetes educators, doctors, dietitians, physical therapists, and specialists from related disciplines such insurance and personal training. www.SugarSmart.org or 503-983-1541


Attached Media Files: DiabetesFlyer
UPDATE #2: North Precinct Investigating Report of a Car Stolen After a Traffic Pursuit Near Airport Way and I-205
Portland Police Bureau - 09/02/15
Officers are continuing to investigate the circumstances of this morning's pursuit and stolen car recovery in Northeast Portland.

The suspect, a 28-year-old male, has not yet been booked into jail.

The suspect was driving a silver 2001 Geo Tracker when he led police on a pursuit, then stole a silver 2006 Subaru Forester, from a victim at a gas station near Northeast Airport Way and Glenn Widing Drive. The victim was checking the air in her tires when the suspect got into the driver's seat and sped away.

Officers used the "Find my iPhone" app to track the victim's phone that was in the car, which led police to the location where the suspect was arrested.

The suspect's name and charges will be released upon his booking into jail.

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Officers located and arrested the suspect driver (male) in a residence in the 11900 block of Northeast Holladay Street. The female suspect has not been located.

The suspect's name and charges will be released upon his booking into jail.

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North Precinct officers are investigating the report that a car was stolen from the Shari's parking lot at Northeast Airport Way and Glenn Widing Drive. The vehicle was located in the area of Northeast 120th Avenue and Holladay Street and officers are searching the neighborhood.

The car was believed to be stolen by two people who dumped another vehicle that led police on a pursuit on I-205 northbound.

The suspects are described as an olive-skinned male and a white female and it is not known if either party is armed with weapons.

Officers are also searching the area around Shari's to look for suspects.

No other information is available at this time and updates will be provided when they become available.

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Artists Invited to Register for Beaverton Arts Mix Quick Draw Event (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 09/02/15
An artist participates in Beaverton’s 2014 quick draw event. The 2015 Beaverton Arts Mix (BAM!) Quick Draw will be held on Saturday, Oct. 10 in downtown Beaverton. (Photo courtesy of City of Beaverton)
An artist participates in Beaverton’s 2014 quick draw event. The 2015 Beaverton Arts Mix (BAM!) Quick Draw will be held on Saturday, Oct. 10 in downtown Beaverton. (Photo courtesy of City of Beaverton)
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BEAVERTON, Ore. - Artist registration is now open for the city's Beaverton Arts Mix (BAM!) quick draw on Saturday, Oct. 10. The quick draw is an en plein air (in the open air) event, in which artists will create a finished work in two hours outdoors in Beaverton. The first 25 artists to preregister will receive a bag of gifts at the event, including tickets to a Beaverton Civic Theatre performance of Twelve Angry Jurors or A Little Princess, and two bags will contain a special prize.


"Beaverton is becoming well-known as an arts community," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "The quick draw is a fun, innovative way to capture Beaverton through an artistic lens. The locations for this event will provide great backdrops for artists to creatively show Beaverton in different ways."


The quick draw will be held on Oct. 10 between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. The public is invited to tour the three locations and watch the art in progress. Judging will take place the same afternoon. Awards include $300 first place, $200 second place, and $100 for the "quick draw people's choice" award, voted on by attendees. Art from the quick draw will be on display and for sale on Oct. 10 and 11 at the BAM! show.


Participating artists will check in at the Beaverton City Library between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 10, and will have the opportunity to create art at one of three locations. A tableau vivant will be set up under the tree in front of the Beaverton City Library, depicting a scene from Beaverton Civic Theatre's production of A Little Princess. The other locations are at the Beaverton Farmers Market and City Park, and on SW Broadway between Lombard and Watson.


There is no cost for artists to participate in the quick draw. Preregistration is recommended but not required. To preregister or to learn more about BAM!, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/BAM or call 503-526-2502.


ABOUT THE BEAVERTON ARTS PROGRAM
The city's arts program contributes significantly to the quality of life in Beaverton by presenting artistic and cultural events that celebrate community values and help connect residents to their artistic and cultural heritage. In recent years, the call for a performing arts center in Beaverton has grown. An arts and culture center in Beaverton would provide an inclusive gathering place where arts, culture and performances can flourish. To learn more about this project, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/ACC.


ABOUT BEAVERTON
Beaverton is a welcoming and responsible city that enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. In 2015, Beaverton was recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest (according to CQ Press for cities more than 75,000). Recently, the city's award-winning finance department received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award as well as the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was named one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine and recognized as one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine. The city was named one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com and one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine. The city also received the Recycler of the Year award from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, received a Silver Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists, and recognized as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities. Lastly, the city's nationally acclaimed visioning program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter and also received the prestigious 3CMA Award of Excellence.


For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov. Also follow Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton, or Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.


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Attached Media Files: An artist participates in Beaverton’s 2014 quick draw event. The 2015 Beaverton Arts Mix (BAM!) Quick Draw will be held on Saturday, Oct. 10 in downtown Beaverton. (Photo courtesy of City of Beaverton)
Back to School Safety
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 09/02/15
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley wants to remind everyone that as summer draws to a close, back-to-school season is in full effect. Whether children walk, ride their bicycle, skateboard or take the bus to school, it is extremely important that we all take proper safety precautions.

As motorists, it's important to slow down, pay close attention and safely share the roads with school buses, pedestrians and bicyclists. It is also important, as adults, to provide children with the necessary knowledge to stay safe while commuting to and from school.

Walking to and from school -
Walk on the sidewalk.
Use crosswalks when available.
Before crossing the street, stop and look left, right and then left again before proceeding.

Riding a bicycle or skateboard to and from school -
Always wear a helmet and make sure it is fitted and properly secured.
Ride with traffic and in a single file line if there is more than one person.
Come to a complete stop before crossing the street and walk your bicycle or carry your skateboard across.

Riding the bus to and from school -
Arrive at the designated bus stop at least 10 minutes before the bus is due.
Stand a minimum of 6' from the curb.
Wait for the bus to come to a complete stop before boarding.
If crossing the street in front of the bus is required, eye contact between the student and the bus driver should be made and the bus driver should indicate when it is safe to cross.

Keeping our children safe is top priority. By exercising additional care and caution as the new school year approaches, drivers and students can safely co-exist on our roads and in school zones.

Be sure to stay up-to-date on all news and information from the Linn County Sheriff's Office by following us on Twitter @LinnCountySO, on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/LinnSheriff, and on the web at www.LinnSheriff.org.
Sheriff's Office Promotes Back to School Safety (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 09/02/15
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September 2, 2015--Washington County Sheriff's Office reminds drivers that school will be back in session beginning September 8th.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office asks everyone to be safe and extra cautious as most schools will begin next Tuesday. The Washington County Sheriff's Office Traffic Safety Team will be providing enhanced patrols in and around school zones to remind drivers to expect the thousands of children crossing streets.

Drivers need to pay attention and watch for school zone flashing lights and signs advising the busiest times for children to be present. Drivers should be alert for school buses to stop often and unexpectedly.

Children are the least predictable pedestrians and the most difficult to see. Take extra care to look out for children not only in school zones, but also in residential areas, and around playgrounds and parks. Many children ride their bicycle to school and may be on the roadway, sidewalk or behind a vehicle that may back out of a driveway unexpectedly.

Every year Washington County Sheriff's Deputies respond to complaints of speeding drivers in school zones. A number of the speeding drivers are parents dropping their children off at school. Plan ahead and expect traffic delays around all schools, especially during the first week. Drivers are reminded to stop behind the crosswalk and not obstruct the designated area causing children to walk around their vehicle.

Drivers are cautioned that some school zone warnings may have changed since last year. Speeding in a designated school zone doubles the presumptive fine.

The Sheriff's Office wishes everyone to have a safe and enjoyable school year.


Attached Media Files: School Bus
Army Corps of Engineers supports new "Every Kid in a Park" recreation initiative
US Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District - 09/02/15
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Portland District

News Release

Release No: PA 15-034

Contact:
Michelle Helms
(503) 808-4510
Michelle.R.Helms@usace.army.mil

For Release: Sept. 2, 2015

Army Corps of Engineers supports new "Every Kid in a Park" recreation initiative

PORTLAND, Ore. - President Obama, with the support of the Federal Interagency Council on Outdoor Recreation announced the start of a new initiative Sept. 1 to give every child in the United States the chance to explore and learn about America's great outdoors - the initiative will provide all fourth grade students and their families with free admission for a full year to more than 2,000 federally-managed sites nationwide.

Fourth graders can visit the "Get Your Pass" section of the Every Kid in a Park website at www.everykidinapark.gov and complete a fun educational activity to obtain and print a personalized voucher for unlimited use at federal lands and waters for one year. Passes are valid from Sept. 1, 2015 through Aug. 31, 2016. The paper voucher can be exchanged for a more durable interagency annual fourth grade pass at certain federal sites. The Every Kid in a Park website also provides information on tips for trip planning and how parents and educators can get involved.

A primary goal of the Every Kid in a Park initiative is to bridge the growing disconnect between the next generation and the great outdoors, and to inspire children to become future stewards of our nation's natural and historic treasures.

"The Every Kid in the Park initiative will connect kids to their local parks, so they can continue to take advantage of all that our outdoors has to offer," said Honorable Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works. "Millions of children visit Army Corps of Engineers parks with their families and classrooms each year, and this initiative will help introduce millions more to the joys of recreation, education and our nation's water resources."

"Many of our recreation areas offer great educational as well as recreational learning experiences for kids and their families," said Patti Williams, chief of Portland District's Natural Resources Management Section. "We have a list of opportunities for families as well as for educators wanting to conduct an outdoor classroom at one of our facilities. If you're looking for some fun ways to get your kids outdoors, we'll get you connected."

A variety of fun opportunities to get fourth graders outside are available at Portland District's recreation areas around Oregon and southwest Washington. At Bonneville Lock and Dam, they can visit a kid-sized house to learn about energy efficiency, view salmon and other fish through viewing windows and in fish ladders at two visitor centers, or can hunt for geocaches hidden around the dam.

At The Dalles Lock and Dam, they can tour the powerhouse to learn about hydropower operations, participate in interactive displays in the visitor center or view bald eagles in January who use Westrick Park as a resting place during their winter migration.

In the Willamette Valley, the Row River trail winds along Cottage Grove Lake and offers kids of all ages a fun walk or bike ride year-round.

In southern Oregon, at Lost Creek Lake or along the Rogue River, children can see an array of wildlife along hiking trails and learn about natural resources through fun water-based activities. For more information about these opportunities and even more chances for fun for fourth graders, visit http://go.usa.gov/3FM5e.

The Army Corps of Engineers is the nation's largest federal provider of outdoor and water-based recreation, managing more than 400 lake and river projects in 43 states. To find the closest Army Corps of Engineers' recreation site near you, visit www.CorpsLakes.us.

For more on Every Kid in a Park follow on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/everykidinapark or @EveryKidinaPark
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Every-Kid-in-a-Park/1433456993647993
Instagram: https://instagram.com/everykidinapark/
YouTubeChannel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8NsvUGYCA93hlCfXxCwVlw

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Gang Violence Investigations Surpass Previous Records - Community Help Needed to Stop the Violence (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 09/02/15
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In 2015, the Portland Police Bureau's Gang Enforcement Team (GET) has responded to investigate 121 incidents of gang violence, with the overwhelming majority of these incidents involving gunfire.

This exceeds all previous years in which this type of record has been kept by the Portland Police Bureau, and there are still four months to go in the year. While it is not possible to accurately compare 2015 to the mid-1990s, when gang violence was rampant in the City of Portland, we know that this year communities are experiencing gunfire on a regular basis.

So far this year, officers assigned to the Tactical Operations Division (which includes GET, the Gun Task Force and the multi-jurisdictional Metro Gang Task Force) have seized 137 firearms as evidence in criminal cases. This number is expected to rise and exceed 2014 (139 total) and 2013 (145 total) by year's end.

In the past five years, GET has investigated nearly 600 violent crimes associated to gang activity:

2011 - 103
2012 - 118
2013 - 106
2014 - 109
2015 - 121 (through 09/01/15 - compared to 89, same time, in 2014)

In June of this year, Chief Lawrence P. O'Dea III added six police officers to GET and a non-sworn crime analyst, to assist with the effort to address gang violence.

"Gang officers and detectives are actively working these cases and have made several arrests," said Chief Lawrence P. O'Dea, III. "There are still a number of unsolved shootings and we continue to see a high level of gang activity. We are working with our youth violence prevention partners and we are asking community members to come forward with information as well as support local city and community efforts to prevent gang and gun violence."

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, followed by the tip to 274637

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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Corvallis Police Arrest Man for Multiple Residential Burglaries
Corvallis Police - 09/02/15
While following up on residential burglaries from the past week, investigators from the Corvallis Police Detective Unit, identified a male subject selling property stolen from a residential burglary on-line. On On September 1, 2015 detectives from CPD and the BCSO/CPD Street Crimes Unit conducted a controlled buy for items that had been identified as stolen in a recent Corvallis burglary.

This individual sold an undercover officer stolen electronics and was then taken into custody without incident. The suspect was identified as 33 year old Lucas Foster of Corvallis. Foster was also in possession of methamphetamine at the time he sold the stolen electronics.

Detectives also contacted Foster's girlfriend, Stacey Barnard, at their residence. During a search of their residence, additional pieces of stolen property from additional residential burglary and UEMV cases were located and seized. Numerous pieces of methamphetamine paraphernalia (packaging materials with drug residue, scales, glass methamphetamine pipes) with drug residue and methamphetamine were all located and seized.

During subsequent interviews Detectives learned both Foster and Barnard were using methamphetamine in the home while their five children (ages ranging from 2 to 14) were home.
Foster was connected to, two residential burglaries and three unlawful entries into motor vehicles. The burglaries occurred on August 30th and 31st. The UEMVs do not appear to have been reported to law enforcement but investigators are attempting to identify and contact those victims.

Foster was charged with the following crimes:
PCS- Methamphetamine (2 counts)
Endangering Welfare of a Minor
Theft I (Receiving)
Burglary I (2 counts)
Theft I (2 counts)
Criminal Mischief II (2 counts)

He was lodged at the Benton County Jail on $362,500 bail. A mug-shot is available at the following link:

http://www.co.benton.or.us/sheriff/corrections/inmate_detail.php?bn=1500001639

Barnard was cited in lieu of custody on the following crimes:

PCS- Methamphetamine
Endangering Welfare of a Minor

There is no mug-shot available at this time.

Additional charges may be forthcoming, pending the identification of additional stolen property and additional victims.
Fire danger remains despite cooler temperatures
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 09/02/15
While this week's weather has moderated to cooler than normal temperatures and the feeling of fall is in the air, fire danger is still very real throughout central Oregon. The limited precipitation in the area did little to improve the fuel conditions that have been extreme throughout the summer. The approach of Labor Day and the last camping trips of summer has fire managers concerned the cool weather will give a false sense of security.

The Central Oregon District of the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) remains in a regulated closure, which restricts activities with the potential to ignite fires. Campfires continue to be prohibited on lands protected by ODF, including Oregon State Parks. This campfire ban includes warming fires and cooking fires. Hunters are encouraged to be prepared for theses cooler temperatures as they go to the field so they will not be tempted to build a fire to stay warm.

Open burning such as burn barrels and debris burns within the Central Oregon District require a permit from ODF during fire season. Currently no permits are being issued. Burning without a permit can result in citations or fines.

Additional restrictions are included in the regulated closure which regulate activities such as chainsaw use, cutting of dried grass, and welding. The full closure can be found at this link: oregon.gov/odf/centraloregon/Documents/Fire%20Season/2015_RegulatedUse_Closure.pdf In addition to these restrictions exploding targets, tracer ammunition, and sky lanterns are all prohibited during fire season. Check with other agencies such as Bureau of Land Management, National Forests, county emergency management, or local fire districts to determine their current restrictions when engaging in activities in their jurisdiction.

Requirements for industrial operations, including fire watch and tools, also remain in effect. Fuel conditions are monitored by fire managers to evaluate fire growth potential and to determine restrictions needed to reduce the risk of ignition. Information regarding fire season rules and regulated closure restrictions can be found at the Central Oregon District webpage oregon.gov/ODF/centraloregon. Please contact a local ODF Office if you have questions regarding the regulated use closure or other activities on lands protected by ODF. Human-caused fires are well above the 10-year average this year. Please use caution so your Labor Day activities do not add to this number.
Fire season still in effect
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 09/02/15
RECENT PRECIPITATION MISNOMER TO FIRE DANGER

The recent rainfall that fell across Oregon in variable amounts has fire officials concerned.

"Now is not the time for folks to let their guard down," says Oregon Department of Forestry Fire Prevention Coordinator Tom Fields. "We're still in the midst of three consecutive fire seasons that have wreaked havoc in all four corners of the state. And while the small amount of rain was a welcome relief, we are far from putting this fire season to bed."

For the most part, the significant rainfall since August 24 landed along the Oregon coast and Willamette Valley. The north Cascades also received in excess of an inch of rain while the rest of the state remained fairly dry. Fuels receptive to sparks and embers remain abnormally dry and are still prone to ignite and carry fire with ease. Add to the mix the region's early fall east winds that blow over the Cascades like California's Santa Anna winds, and the threat doubles. The Scoggins Creek, Yellow Point and Lost Hubcap fires from 2014 are prime examples of September fires that grew out of control, threatened communities, and cost millions of dollars to put out. Broken down, the Scoggins Creek Fire burned 211 acres and cost $1.9 million; Yellow Point burned 789 acres and cost $5.6 million; and Lost Hubcap burned 2,712 acres and cost $3.1 million.

"The bottom line," according to Fields, "is that we still need to exercise caution and follow fire restrictions in effect when working or recreating in wildland areas."

Campfires remain prohibited on private and public lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry as well as all state parks. The exception is developed and approved campgrounds in some areas.

"Your best bet is to know before you go. Check with the local authority before heading out." Fields says another tool is ODF's fire restrictions interactive map on the web at http://www.oregon.gov/odf/pages/fire/precautionlevelMap.aspx.

While many corporate private lands remain closed due to the continued fire danger, hunting season is still open. Hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts must have landowner permission before entering and follow all public fire use restrictions, such as no smoking or off-road driving.

Outdoor debris burning also remains prohibited. Other fire-starting activities currently restricted include the use of power equipment such as chainsaws and lawn mowers cutting dry grass. Those activities can only be done early in the day when fire danger is at its lowest.
DOC Director's statement on administrative segregation
Oregon Dept. of Corrections - 09/02/15
Oregon Department of Corrections Director Colette S. Peters released the following statement regarding a report published today on the nationwide use of administrative segregation by the Association of State Correctional Administrators (ASCA) and the Arthur Liman Public Interest Program at Yale Law School.

"I commend ASCA and the Yale Law School for their efforts in compiling the latest statistics on states' use of administrative segregation and for bringing national light to this important issue. This is a strong first step in understanding the complex landscape of special housing use, conditions, and staffing.

"In Oregon, we are already taking steps to analyze our use of special housing and safely reduce our reliance on it as a prison management tool. We have made this one of our top agency initiatives. As part of this initiative, in March, Oregon was one of five states selected to participate in the Vera Institute of Justice's Safe Alternatives to Segregation initiative. We will receive up to two years of technical assistance, focused on analyzing our use of segregated housing and developing recommendations for its safe reduction, as well as initial assistance with implementation of those recommendations.

"We look forward to our continued work with Vera, and to more robust dialogue with our counterparts in other states - and our key stakeholders and partners at home - about how we can collectively work to reduce the use of special housing across the nation."

View ASCA's press release: http://www.asca.net/system/assets/attachments/8895/ASCA%20LIMAN%20Press%20Release%208-28-15.pdf?1441222595
Full report: http://www.law.yale.edu/documents/pdf/Liman/ASCA-Liman_Administrative_Segregation_Report_Sep__2_2015.pdf


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Attached Media Files: ASCA-Liman Full Report , ASCA Press Release
Public's Help Sought to Locate a Missing 31-Year-Old Man from Yakima (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 09/02/15
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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is assisting the Yakima (WA) Police Department by asking for the public's help to locate 31-year-old Anthony Hornbeck, missing since July 31, 2015.

Hornbeck was last seen in Yakima on July 31 at approximately 12:00 p.m. after he walked out of his job, asking co-workers if they wanted a cold drink. Hornbeck never returned to work. His black 1999 Dodge Durango was located in Portland on August 13, in the Fred Meyer parking lot located at 6850 North Lombard Street.

Hornbeck is described as a white male, 6'1" tall, slim to medium build, sandy blonde hair, and a shaggy beard. Hornbeck has no known mental or physical ailments.

Anyone seeing Hornbeck should immediately call 9-1-1 so that officers can check his health and welfare.

Anyone with non-emergency information about Hornbeck should contact Yakima Police Detective Gonzalo Deloza at 509-576-6782 or gonzalo.deloza@yakimawa.gov.

More information can be found by visiting https://www.facebook.com/FindAnthonyHornbeck

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Oregon offers assistance to first-time homebuyers
Oregon Housing and Community Services - 09/02/15
Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) is pleased to announce that it's Oregon Bond program currently has resources available to help first-time homebuyers get a mortgage loan at below market interest rates.

"For many members of our community, homeownership remains a key part of the American dream," said Margaret Van Vliet, Director. "My agency, Oregon Housing and Community Services, is pleased to be able to help qualified first-time homebuyers access loan products that will help ensure their home remains affordable for years to come."

The Oregon Bond Loan has two programs: the first offers a below market interest rate of 3.25%; the second program offers a 3.75% interest rate and gives buyers the ability to use up to 3% of the loan to pay closing costs. Eligible homeowners can buy a new or existing home anywhere in Oregon, including site built homes, qualified condominiums, and manufactured housing.

"Buying a home is a life-long dream for many families and provides them with an opportunity to secure a better future for themselves and their kids," said Aubre Dickson, Chair of the State Housing Council. "Purchasing a home at an affordable interest rate is one of the best ways to ensure they will be able to continue to remain stable in their homes for years to come."

The Oregon Bond Loan program uses the proceeds from tax exempt revenue bonds to finance below market rate mortgage loans for qualified first-time home buyers. OHCS works in partnership with participating mortgage lenders, local governments, and non-profit organizations to assist homebuyers. OHCS works with participating mortgage lenders to offer this product to first-time home buyers. A list of participating mortgage lenders is available here: http://o.hcs.state.or.us/lenders/lenderlocator.jsp.

OHCS also helps to support a network of homeownership centers across Oregon, which provide education to help first-time homebuyers as well as one-on-one counseling. If you're interested in owning your own home but aren't sure where to start, homeownership centers can help. Find one near you: http://www.oregon.gov/ohcs/HD/SFF/brochures/oregon-housing-centers.pdf.

To learn more and see if you qualify, visit: http://www.oregon.gov/ohcs/HD/SFF/forms/oregon_bond_program_income_limits.pdf.

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Oregon Department of Forestry Fire Update - Wednesday, September 2, 2015 (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 09/02/15
Defensible Space Works. Here's a photo of a house that survived the recent Cove Fire because of defensible space actions the homeowners had taken to help protect it from wildfire.
Defensible Space Works. Here's a photo of a house that survived the recent Cove Fire because of defensible space actions the homeowners had taken to help protect it from wildfire.
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CONTACT
Fire Information Duty Officer: Jeri Chase, 503-945-7201 (office) or 503-931-2721 (Cell).

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY (ODF) FIRE UPDATE - WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2015


This is a summary update; actual fire updates and other fire-related information is posted to the ODF Wildfire Blog. You can also find ODF on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates and stories from the front lines.

Defensible space works. Here is a photo of a home that survived being in the direct path of the recent Cove Fire in central Oregon. The homeowners had diligently worked on defensible space actions over an extended period of time - actions that included installing a metal roof, keeping gutters free of debris, surrounding the grounds of the home outward from the house for several feet with gravel surface material, adding cinder blocks between the deck surface and the ground (to prevent embers from getting under the deck area) and, just within the past month, re-surfacing that wooden deck with brick. As the fire swept up the downhill side of where the home was situated - through extremely dry and flammable fuels, and pushed by winds including 40 mph gusts - items destroyed near and on the home's deck within the fire's path indicate a sustained period of 200+ degrees of heat. However, the home, itself, stood, with minimal damage.

ODF encourages all Oregonians living in the wildland urban interface to find out more about living with wildfire and defensible space actions they can take to help protect their homes. Learn more at Keep Oregon Green, and other organizations, such as Firewise.

FIRE FACTS

ODF Central Oregon District - John Day Unit: The lighting-caused Canyon Creek Complex, started on August 12 and located one mile south of John Day and Canyon City, is at 105,684 acres (16,981 ODF-protected acres) and 52 percent contained. The complex, which destroyed 44 primary residences, has 1,014 personnel assigned and is under Unified Command of the Great Basin Incident Management Team 1 (IC Lund) and the Oregon State Fire Marshal Red Team (IC Walker).
More Information: 541-820-3643 or 541-820-3633 | http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4495/ | www.facebook.com/CanyonCreekFireOregon | www.twitter.com/canyoncreekfire | #canyoncreekcomplex |

ODF Northeast Oregon District - Wallowa Unit:

The Falls Creek Fire, started on August 22, five miles southwest of Joseph, is 353 acres (79 acres ODF-protected) and 63 percent contained. The fire has 181 personnel assigned and is being managed by a local team (East Blues Local Type 3 - IC Tyler). The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
More Information: 541-426-5633 | http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4561/ | www.bluemountainfireinfo.blogspot.com/ |

The lightning-caused Grizzly Bear Complex, started on August 13, 20 miles southeast of Dayton, WA and near Troy, OR, is 74,496 acres (10,107 of ODF-protected acreage, including 3,299 acres of Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife lands) and 23 percent contained. The complex, which destroyed five primary residences (33 total structures), has 1,056 personnel assigned and is being managed by Washington Incident Management Team 4 (IC Gales).
More Information: 541-437-0138 | http://inciweb.nwcg.giv/incident/4511 | www.facebook.com/pages/Grizzly-Bear-Complex-Fire/1152633018086248 | www.twitter.com/2015grizzlyfire | www.bluemountainfireinfo.blogspot.com | #grizzlybearcomplex

ODF Northeast Oregon District - Baker Sub-Unit

The lightning-caused Cornet-Windy Ridge Complex, started on August 10, 10 miles east of Unity, remains at 102,089 acres (42,883 ODF-protected acres) and is 85 percent contained. The fire destroyed 8 primary residences (17 total structures). The fire has been returned to the local units and 32 personnel are assigned to the fire working towards total containment. Unless the situation changes, this will be the final report on this fire.
More Information: 541-446-3521 | http://inciweb/nwcg.gov/incident/4478/ | www.facebook.com/CornetFire | #CornetFire, #WindyRidgeFire

The lightning caused Eagle Complex, started on August 10, 16 miles northeast of Baker City, is at 12,702 acres (364 ODF-protected acres) and 60 percent contained. The fire has been turned over to a local smaller fire management organization (East Blues Local Type 3 - IC Crippen), and 188 personnel are currently assigned.
More information: 541-406-0201 | http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4481/ | www.facebook.com/EagleComplex2015

Douglas Forest Protective Association (DFPA): The human-caused Stouts Fire, started on July 30, 11 miles east of Canyonville, remains at 26,452 acres (11,239 ODF-protected acres) and today is 94 percent contained. The fire has 331 personnel assigned and is being managed by a smaller fire management organization (Florida Forest Service Type 3 - IC Mike Work).
More information: 541-825-3724 or 206-402-7175 | http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4426/ | www.facebook.com/StoutsFire www://twitter.com/StoutsFire | www.flickr.com/photos/stoutsfirephotos | #stoutsfire |

OTHER FIRE INFORMATION
For information on wildfires on all jurisdictions in Oregon, view:
the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center website, or
the national Incident Information System site.

Online and social media resources:
department's web site
department's blog for news on wildfires statewide and provides current fire statistics.
Southwest Oregon District blog with district specific wildfire info, and follow the Twitter feed covering fires as they occur.
Douglas Forest Protective Association website, Facebook Page and Twitter feed.
Blue Mountain Interagency Wildfire blog for news on wildfires in the Blue Mountains (northeast Oregon)
ODF Forest Grove District's Fire blog with district-specific wildfire information
ODF Central Oregon District's Twitter feed
Keep Oregon Green website, Facebook page and Twitter feed

OTHER INFORMATION
ODOT Tripcheck
Evacuation - Ready, Set, Go!
Wildfire Smoke

FIRE STATISTICS
Fire statistics can be accessed from the ODF Wildfire Blog and the ODF website. When personnel are heavily engaged in firefighting activities, the latest information may not always appear in the statistics.

ABOUT THIS UPDATE
This update provides information primarily about fires on Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands involving fires 10 acres or larger. ODF provides fire protection primarily on private and state-owned forestland, and Bureau of Land Management forestlands west of the Cascades, and also works closely with partner firefighting agencies.

Follow us on Twitter & Facebook

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Jeri Chase | Public Information Officer
Oregon Department of Forestry
2600 State Street, Salem, OR 97310
Office: 503-945-7201
Cell: 503-931-2721
Jeri.Chase@oregon.gov


Attached Media Files: Defensible Space Works. Here's a photo of a house that survived the recent Cove Fire because of defensible space actions the homeowners had taken to help protect it from wildfire.
City of Tualatin announces the 12th Annual West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta
City of Tualatin - 09/02/15
Have you ever seen gorillas, princesses, and aliens paddle 1,000 pound pumpkin boats in a wacky water race? If not, gather up all of your friends and family and come down to the 12th Annual West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta! The event is on Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Tualatin Lake of the Commons. This is a rain or shine event and there is no fee for admission. It's a tippy, zany, splashy good time as competitors vie for the ultimate honor - Regatta Champion! The Regatta is unlike any other event and attending has truly become a fall tradition for area families.

The Pumpkin Regatta is a series of wacky races around the Lake of Tualatin Commons in 1000 lb. pumpkin boats by costumed participants. The event also features music, pie eating contests, kids pumpkin carving/painting, face painting, pumpkin golf, pumpkin bowling, a kids costume contest, Smokey and Rojo the Llama Boys, strolling entertainment, clown shows, hot food and drinks, and much more!

The Pacific Giant Vegetable Growers will hold the 16th Annual Terminator Weigh-Off in conjunction with the Regatta and the largest of the large pumpkins will be awarded cash prizes. Come early to watch the parade of giant pumpkins arriving at the commons. You'll be amazed!

The Tualatin Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 5k Regatta Run on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 9:00 AM. The Regatta Run honors CPL Matthew Lembke, who lost his life from wounds sustained on his third tour of duty in Afghanistan. To celebrate Matt's character and service, the run was created to raise money for a scholarship fund in his name. To register for the Regatta Run please go to http://www.fitcitytualatin.com.

Love searching for treasure? Everyone is invited to join in the Regatta Medallion Hunt. Clues will be announced weekly on the City of Tualatin website and in The Times starting on September 17 and will provide hints to the location of a bronze medallion hidden somewhere in the city. Clues and rules will also be posted on the City's website and the Facebook page. The medallion finder will win a prize package including a one of a kind glass blown pumpkin, a duplicate bronze medallion to keep, and a champion's ribbon!

For more information about the Regatta please go to http://www.tualatinoregon.gov or call 503.691.3076.

Bring all your friends and family and join us at the 12th Annual West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta!

The Lake of Tualatin Commons is located at 8325 SW Nyberg Street, Tualatin, OR 97062.
Oregon State Penitentiary reports inmate death
Oregon Dept. of Corrections - 09/02/15
At approximately 6:20 a.m. on September 2, Oregon State Penitentiary (OSP) inmate Ronald Anthony Drennen, 69, died unexpectedly in the infirmary. Oregon State Police confirmed the death was due to natural causes.

Drennen entered Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) custody on January 16, 2013, on one count of assault in the third degree out of Clackamas County. His earliest release date was September 22, 2016.

Next of kin has been notified. 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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Free Clinic of Southwest Washington welcomes new board member
Free Clinic of SW Washington - 09/02/15
Free Clinic of Southwest Washington welcomes new board member

The Free Clinic of Southwest Washington is pleased to welcome Patty Mason to its board of directors.
For the past eight years, Mason has been the manager of Salmon Creek Family Medicine, which is a Legacy Medical Group primary care clinic.
Mason brings a world of experience to the table, not just in clinic management, but also as a former Patient Access manager at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center.
Mason is a resident of Camas, Washington and looks forward to giving back to the community by joining the Free Clinic board.

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 that are provided by over 600 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, visit www.freeclinics.org.


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Hazelden Betty Ford Institute for Recovery Advocacy applauds growing prominence of addiction issues in presidential campaigns
Woloshin Communications - 09/02/15
With a third of U.S. households affected by addiction and thousands dying every year from overdose, the presidential candidates' increasing focus on this issue may be just the catalyst needed to bring solutions to a public health crisis that has long been overlooked.

So says Nick Motu, Vice President of the Hazelden Betty Ford Institute for Recovery Advocacy.

"Over the last several months, we've seen addiction issues claim an increasingly prominent space in the 2016 presidential campaign," said Motu. "Today's announcement by the Clinton campaign is the latest in a series of ideas from various candidates of both parties, and this increased focus is welcome news to recovery advocates and a spark of hope for families everywhere."

While Hillary Clinton's plan to invest $10 billion over 10 years in addiction prevention, treatment and recovery is arguably the first formal proposal among the current field of 20 Republican and Democratic candidates, it is not likely to be the last. Several candidates have been talking about the nation's deadly addiction crisis.

"There's a grassroots movement in this country that is bringing this issue out of the shadows and into the light, and I assume the candidates' polls are starting to show it," Motu added. "We know people can recover from the disease of addiction, so it's good to see politicians paying attention to how we can make that a reality for more people."

People affected by addiction are becoming a constituency of consequence. Never will that be more evident than on Oct. 4, when tens of thousands will gather on the National Mall in Washington, DC to call for action on what organizers call the "most pressing public health issue of our time."

"In New Hampshire, this issue is front and center," said Motu. "Just as New Hampshire is a bellwether for the political race, let's hope this issues' prominence there serves as a catalyst for continued focus among all of our candidates." 

It was just a month ago, on Aug. 6, in the first Republican primary debate, that John Kasich talked about his record of shifting funds from prisons to treatment programs for those with substance use and mental health disorders. Carly Fiorina, Jeb Bush and Chris Christie have sounded similar themes. Bernie Sanders and others have called for expanded use of Naloxone, a medication that can reverse heroin and prescription opioid overdoses before they become fatal. And Rand Paul, whose state of Kentucky has been ground zero in the nation's opioid crisis, has helped introduce legislation to expand specialized treatment for prescription drug and heroin addiction.

"It's clear this is a bipartisan issue, and we are pleased this important conversation is getting bigger," he added. "We think America would benefit from an entire televised debate devoted to this issue."

"The Hazelden Betty Ford Institute for Recovery Advocacy has made addressing the heroin and prescription opioid crisis a focus of the advocacy efforts at our organization this year," Motu said. "Congress is considering a number of bills aimed at addressing the opioid epidemic, and we are hopeful the bipartisan presidential campaign spotlight on these issues will spur action soon."

About the Hazelden Betty Ford Institute for Recovery Advocacy
Our mission is to provide a leading national voice on all issues related to addiction prevention, treatment and recovery and to facilitate conversation among those in recovery, those still suffering and society at large. We are committed to smashing stigma, shaping public policy and educating people everywhere about the problems of addiction and the promise of recovery.

The Hazelden Betty Ford Institute for Recovery Advocacy is part of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, the nation's largest nonprofit treatment provider.  With a legacy that began in 1949 and includes the 1982 founding of the Betty Ford Center, the Foundation has 16 sites in California, Minnesota, Oregon, Illinois, New York, Florida, Massachusetts, Colorado and Texas. Learn more at www.HBFinstitute.org.
Crime Stoppers Featured Case #15-32 - Fire Hydrant Tampering in Clackamas County (Photo)
Crime Stoppers of Oregon - 09/02/15
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The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to solve several cases of criminal mischief involving fire hydrant tampering.

The Clackamas River Water District has experienced five incidents of fire hydrant tampering. These incidents have caused several thousands of dollars in damages as well as a boil water notices for thousands of residences.

The hydrants that have been tampered with are South of the Clackamas River and southeast of Oregon City in Redland/Beavercreek area, between June and August of 2015.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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)

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the TipSubmit app for the iPhone or Droid.

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PetSmart Charities Provides Major Grant to Reduce Cat Overpopulation in Salem - Stakeholder Meeting to be held on September 3rd (Photo)
Willamette Humane Society - 09/02/15
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(Salem, OR)-- Willamette Humane Society and T
he Marion Polk Community Cat Program announce the award of a substantial 2 year free-roaming cat spay/neuter and Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) grant from PetSmart Charities(TM) to reduce the number of free-roaming cats in our community and lower intake and euthanasia at local shelters. $116,190 will be distributed over two years to provide spay & neuter surgery and rabies vaccinations for 1,800 free-roaming and owned cats in Salem zip code 97301, one of the largest and most densely populated zip codes in Salem identified as an area where significant numbers of stray cats surrendered to the shelter originate.

For residents in zip code 97301 in Salem, this means they will be able to trap, neuter, and return stray cats at no cost! Residents may also be able to receive onsite assistance from volunteer trappers to assist in identifying, trapping, transporting, and documenting the local cat population. Owned indoor cats in 97301 may also qualify for free surgery through this program. Those aware of or feeding stray cats in the area are encouraged to contact ccc@whs4pets.org or call 503-585-5900 ext. 313.

The grant provides for the creation of a Community Cat Coordinator job position, working out of the Willamette Humane Society Spay & Neuter Clinic. The position is now filled by Kirsten Straus, former Intake Supervisor of Willamette Humane Society. Straus will assist community member with trap, neuter, return (TNR) services, maintain a census of stray and feral cat colonies, recruit and train volunteer trappers and outreach personnel, and help ensure that the grant funds are orchestrated to meet surgery goals.

Thank you to PetSmart Charities for this historic level of support to stabilize the cat population and save lives.

The community is invited to learn more and get involved by attending The Marion Polk Community Cat Program's quarterly stakeholder meeting on Thursday, September 3rd, 6 pm at Willamette Humane Society! Learn about the exciting new Spay & Neuter Grant from PetSmart Charities to expand Trap Neuter Return (TNR) services for neighborhood cats in the 97301 zip code, and provide FREE spay or neuter surgeries for stray AND owned cats in the area. Sign up to volunteer for the program or learn how to help in your neighborhood.

What: Marion/ Polk Community Cat Program Stakeholder Meeting
When: Thursday, September 3, 6:00 pm
Where: Willamette Humane Society, 4246 Turner Rd SE

What is trap-neuter-return (TNR)?
TNR stands for Trap-Neuter-Return. TNR, supported by leading national animal welfare organizations, is the most humane, cost-effective, and effective method of controlling the feral, unowned, free-roaming and stray cat overpopulation crisis facing virtually every city, town, and rural community in the country.
TNR involves trapping all or most of the cats in a colony, having them neutered, vaccinated for rabies, left or right ear tipped, and then returned to their territory. Whenever possible, young kittens and any friendly cats are removed for veterinary care and socialization, and placed for adoption. In addition, the nuisance behavior often associated with feral or stray cats is dramatically reduced. Because there are thousands of free-roaming cats, and because the vast majority cannot be homed, TNR is the best solution to address stray cat overpopulation problems.

About the Marion/PolkCommunity Cat Program:
The Marion/Polk Community Cat Program is a cooperative effort among local animal welfare organizations to more efficiently and effectively tackle the problem of 30,000 stray, feral, free-roaming, unowned and community cats in the region.
The purpose of MPCCP is to provide sterilization services to unowned cats in order to reduce cat overpopulation. (Sterilization services are defined as: Sterilization surgery, rabies vaccination, ear tip procedure and FVRCP vaccination. Other veterinary services may be provided if determined necessary by the attending veterinarian.)


About PetSmart Charities:
PetSmart Charities, Inc. is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that saves the lives of homeless pets. More than 400,000 dogs and cats find homes each year through our adoption program in all PetSmart(TM) stores and our sponsored adoption events. PetSmart Charities grants more money to directly help pets in need than any other animal welfare group in North America, with a focus on funding spay/neuter services that help communities solve pet overpopulation. PetSmart Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization, separate from PetSmart, Inc.

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Fort Vancouver NHS Welcomes 4th Grade Students Through Every Kid In a Park Initiative
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site - 09/02/15
New National Program Encourages Families and Classes to Visit National Parks

Vancouver, WA -Fort Vancouver National Historic Site invites all 4th grade students to visit the park for free as part of the White House's new Every Kid in a Park program. Starting September 1, 4th grade students can now go to www.everykidinapark.gov to complete an activity and obtain a free annual entry pass to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including national parks.

"During the National Park Service's centennial celebration, we want everyone to get to know their national parks, and we're offering a special invitation to fourth graders and their families to discover everything that national parks offer," said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. "We hope these free passes for fourth graders will introduce 4th graders, their classes, and families to our national treasures, places where they can run and play, explore and learn."

"Fort Vancouver NHS offers a variety of activities that 4th graders and their families can enjoy, including curriculum-based education programs, hands-on exhibits at Pearson Air Museum and inside the reconstructed fort, living history events, two Volunteer-in-Parks Youth Schools, two audio tours, a mobile app, a self-guided junior ranger activity, a fun playground, and many trails and walks," said Tracy Fortmann, park superintendent. "We hope that many 4th graders and their families will find their park right here at Fort Vancouver."

To receive their free pass for national parks, fourth graders can visit the Every Kid in a Park website and play a game to access their special Every Kid in a Park pass. Fourth graders and their families can then use this pass for free entry national parks and other federal public lands and waters across the country from September 1st, 2015 through August 31, 2016. The website also includes fun and engaging learning activities aligned to educational standards, trip planning tools, safety and packing tips and other important and helpful information for educators and parents.

In addition to providing every fourth grader in America a free entry pass for national parks and federal public lands and waters, fourth grade educators, youth group leaders and their students across the country will also participate in the program through field trips and other learning experiences.

The goal of the Every Kid in a Park program is to connect 4th graders with the great outdoors and inspire them to become future environmental stewards, ready to preserve and protect national parks and other public lands for years to come. The program is an important part of the National Park Service's centennial celebration in 2016, which encourages everyone to Find Your Park.

Every Kid in a Park is an administrative-wide effort, launched by President Obama, and supported by eight federal agencies, including the National Park Service, the Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Department of Education, Fish and Wildlife Service, Forest Service, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Video Conferencing Breaks Down State Barriers to Networking (Photo)
Northwest Credit Union Assn. - 09/02/15
Credit Union professionals attending the Northwest Credit Union Association's Networking Council meeting in Tigard, OR, were linked via video conference technology to their counterparts in six other cities in Oregon, Washington and Idaho.
Credit Union professionals attending the Northwest Credit Union Association's Networking Council meeting in Tigard, OR, were linked via video conference technology to their counterparts in six other cities in Oregon, Washington and Idaho.
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SeaTac, WA, Boise, ID. -- Who needs a long drive and a big travel budget? Thanks to video conferencing technology and collaboration between the Northwest Credit Union Association and the Idaho Credit Union League, credit union professionals in three states are connecting for networking and training.

Through video conferencing hosted in seven cities throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho, 65 marketing, business development and community outreach specialists inaugurated the expansion of the NWCUA Networking Council program on August 25. The Compliance Council's Sept. 1 event then drew 85 participants from credit unions in all three states. Video conferencing locations included NWCUA and ICUL offices, and credit union facilities in Eugene, Oregon, Spokane, Washington and Lewiston and Pocatello, Idaho.

"The opportunity to network 'face-to-face' with other credit union staff members in our region is invaluable and would not be possible without the use of this video technology," said Kris Watkins, Compliance/Security Officer at CapEd Credit Union in Meridian, Idaho. In addition to attending the councils, she served as an onsite host for Boise council attendees.

"This successful collaboration with the NWCUA is allowing Idaho credit union professionals to connect with more of their colleagues, share experiences and create added value forums for change and talent development," said Kathy Thomson, President/CEO of the Idaho Credit Union League.

Added Denise Gabel, NWCUA COO, "It is empowering and enlightening to see credit union colleagues sharing ideas directly with each other. It is much more connective than an email or phone call. This innovation will result in a higher level of cooperation among cooperatives--one of our guiding principles in the credit union movement."

About the Idaho Credit Union League and Northwest Credit Union Association
The Idaho Credit Union League is the trade association representing over 30 Idaho affiliated credit unions across the state. The Northwest Credit Union Association is the trade association representing more than 160 credit unions in Washington and Oregon. Both organizations provide legislative and regulatory advocacy, compliance support, professional development opportunities, and public relations resources to help credit unions thrive and better serve the millions of Northwest consumers who are credit union members.


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Woodburn Police Seek Public's Help Identifying Burglary Suspect (Photo)
Woodburn Police - 09/02/15
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The Woodburn Police department is seeking the public's help in identifying a burglary suspect. On Aug. 27 on Championship Drive in Woodburn, a male subject broke into a vehicle outside of the victim's house and stole items from the vehicle. The suspect attempted to steal the victim's vehicle but was unable to. The suspect then used the garage door opener from inside the vehicle to gain access to the garage and stole several items while the victim and family were sleeping inside the house.

The vehicle (white four door Acura with a recently-painted black hood and wheels) the suspect arrived in was stolen from a parking lot in Salem a few weeks earlier. The vehicle was later located by Oregon State Police at a rest area on Interstate 5 near Woodburn.

The burglary suspect appears to be a Hispanic adult male with a medium to heavy build. The suspect also appears to walk with a slight limp, or abnormal stride.

Anyone with information relating to this crime or the identity of the suspect or suspects is asked to contact Det. Cpl. Aaron Devoe at the Woodburn Police Department at 503-982-2345.

The Woodburn Police would like to remind citizens to keep their vehicles locked. Many thieves look for open vehicles and pass over locked ones. We would also remind people not to keep valuables, including keys and garage openers in their vehicles.

Video of this burglary and the motor vehicle theft, along with still pictures are attached to this release.


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Spade and Archer Design Agency Donates 400 Towel Sets to Local Furniture Bank Today! (Photo)
Community Warehouse - 09/02/15
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Spade and Archer Design Agency (http://www.spade-archer.com), provider of home staging services for the Portland metropolitan area, has donated approximately 400 sets of nearly new bath, hand and wash towels to Community Warehouse. Community Warehouse is this region's only full-service, nonprofit furniture bank that collects and redistributes donated household goods and furniture to neighbors in need.

With this donation, Spade and Archer will help Community Warehouse provide hundreds of local families with essential bath linens. Community Warehouse relies on donations from individuals and businesses to keep their shelves stocked with basic household furnishings. In the past three years alone, Community Warehouse has provided essential furniture and household items to more than 22,000 low-income individuals and families. Information about where/how to donate extra goods can be found at communitywarehouse.org.

"This is over $10,000 worth of towels, a significant donation that will benefit hundreds of community members in need," said Rena Satre Meloy, communications director for Community Warehouse. "Basic household items like clean towels are an important part of creating a stable home for families and their children. We are grateful for the generosity from local businesses like Spade and Archer who support our mission to help local individuals and families become self-sufficient."

The towels were used as display towels in Spade and Archer's home staging projects and are free of stains, tears and ready to use. They are available to individuals and families through Community Warehouse Portland over the next several months. Case Managers and client advocates from social service or non-profit organizations can submit requests on behalf of their clients.

"We truly admire what Community Warehouse is doing for our neighbors and we're happy to make a contribution," said Justin Riordan, founder of Spade and Archer. "The towels were used purely for visual purposes in the homes we've staged and are in excellent condition. We felt Community Warehouse would be the best outlet to put the towels to good use, by providing them to families in need."

Concern for the environment is a priority, even when selling a home. Spade and Archer uses vintage furniture as well as re-purposed art and accessories purchased locally. This practice enables us to reduce the "product miles" of each item, keep useful furnishings out of landfills, and support the local economy. Find out more at spade-archer.com or call us at 503.841.7506.


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Labor Day Safety Tips
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 09/02/15
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley and his staff want you and your family to enjoy a safe close to the summer season. Labor Day is synonymous with the end of summer, and the long weekend is typically packed with celebratory events like backyard barbecues, final excursions to the lake, picnics at the park, and camping getaways. But even festive events like these present hazards you should be aware of, and 'Safety First' should always be your motto regardless of the activity planned. To help you enjoy the weekend and keep it safe, we have gathered these helpful Labor Day weekend safety tips.

Safety While Traveling
Carry an emergency supply kit in your vehicle.
Let someone know your destination, your route, and when you expect to arrive.
Know your route and check weather conditions beforehand and throughout the day.
Buckle up and observe speed limits.
Avoid driving distractions such as eating, cell phone conversations and texting.


Safety While Swimming & Boating
Check weather and water conditions beforehand and throughout the day.
Always swim with a friend and stay in designated swimming areas which are supervised by a lifeguard.
Provide constant supervision to children in or near the water and always stay within arm's reach of young children and inexperienced swimmers while they are in the water.
Wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket.
Protect yourself from the sun by applying a waterproof sunblock - reapply as needed.


Safety While Grilling
Keep the grill away from the house, tree branches, grass, or anything that could catch fire.
Always follow the manufacturer's instructions.
Keep children and pets away from the grill.
Never add charcoal starter fluid when coals have already been ignited.

Safety While Camping
Pack plenty of food, water, clothing and blankets.
Keep a safe distance from wild animals.
Practice good campfire safety and never leave a fire unattended.
-- Check for fire restrictions in your camping area at: http://firerestrictions.us/or/oregon/
Inform others where you will be camping and when you plan to return.


Have a safe and fun Labor Day Weekend!
OSP Seeks Public Assistance With Elk Poaching Case - Douglas County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 09/02/15
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The Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division is seeking the public's assistance with an ongoing investigation in southern Oregon.

On August 29, 2015, Oregon State Troopers from the Roseburg Area Command received a report of a an elk shot and left to waste in the Panther Creek area off Highway 42 near the Coos and Douglas County line. Troopers responded to the area and found a four point bull elk that had been shot with a firearm in the stomach and left to waste.

The bull elk appeared to have been shot and left sometime within the past week. This is the third bull elk that has been shot in the area and left to waste since May. It is requested anyone with information contact Trooper Tom Willis at 541-440-3334 ext. 3415.


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WSU Vancouver's Business Growth MAP Alliance hosts forum on B2B sales
WSU Vancouver - 09/02/15
VANCOUVER, Wash. - Do your homework before calling on prospective customers. To show how your company's differential advantage can benefit your target companies, you need to know a few things about them.

The next Business Growth MAP Alliance forum will focus on sales prospecting. Presenter Ron Pimentel, marketing professor and faculty director of the Professional Sales Certificate program at Washington State University Vancouver, will discuss the many resources and techniques that can help you find leads, qualify prospects and gather background about a company.

The forum will be held from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Sept. 16 in Burgerville's CRCL (Center for Responsible Community Leadership) at 1602 W. Main St. in downtown Vancouver.
The Business Growth MAP Alliance brings together small businesses and entrepreneurs to learn from each other, industry experts and WSU Vancouver faculty.
The meeting is open to all. Register online at business.vancouver.wsu.edu/bgmap/ and click the link under "Upcoming events." The fee is $10 per person in advance; $15 at the door (free for students with WSU ID).

About WSU Vancouver
As an urban campus of the Washington State University system, WSU Vancouver offers big-school resources in a small-school environment. WSU Vancouver provides access to baccalaureate-level and graduate education to benefit the people, communities and economy of Southwest Washington. The only four-year research university in this part of the state, WSU Vancouver helps drive the region's economic growth through relationships with local businesses and industries, schools and nonprofit organizations.

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Lebanon Fire District Awarded $1,282,751 in FEMA Grants
Lebanon Fire Dist. - 09/02/15
The Lebanon Fire District (LFD) has been awarded $1,282,751 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in two grants designed to improve response to emergency incidents.

The first award is from FEMA's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) for the purchase of a new ambulance. This grant will provide for $159,091 and requires 10% matching funds by the District for a total amount of $175,000. The District intends to replace a 1998 ambulance with the ambulance purchased with the grant funds. The new ambulance should be in service by June 2016.

The second award is from FEMA's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant for the purpose of volunteer firefighter recruitment and retention. This grant will provide $1,123,660 over four years to assist LFD with the recruitment and retention of volunteer firefighters that are involved with, or trained in, the operations of firefighting and emergency response. The goal of this grant is to create a net increase in the number of trained, certified, and competent firefighters capable of safely responding to emergencies likely to occur within the fire department's geographic response area. The grant will pay for things like personal protective equipment, uniforms, training, recruitment activities, and stipends for volunteer firefighters.

The Lebanon Fire District covers 416 square miles - 134 square miles within the fire district and an additional 282 square miles within the ambulance service area - from five fire stations. The District includes the cities of Lebanon, Sodaville, Waterloo, and Lacomb. We provide fire-based Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulance service transport to the surrounding fire districts of Scio and Brownsville. The District's total population is approximately 36,000. The District has industrial, residential, wildland/urban interface, farming and many multi-unit assisted or nursing care facilities. We have full-time personnel at two fire stations, supplemented by community volunteers from three fire stations. The District provides fire suppression, hazards materials response, EMS, specialized rescue, public education, and fire prevention and will respond to approximately 6,000 calls for service this year.
After the fire: Technical advice and guidance from Oregon Dept. of Forestry
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 09/02/15
It has been nearly three weeks since the Mason Springs and Berry Creek fires came roaring down canyon, consuming everything in their path. These fires merged, known as the Canyon Creek Complex, they continue to burn in the surrounding hillsides. While the smoke still lingers and the shock starts to wear off, residents begin the planning stages of the difficult rebuilding process. Thoughts of how to rebuild and reclaim a community from the fire aftermath are forming. The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) wants to be a part of this process of restoring communities in Grant County.

The John Day Unit of ODF employs a staff that can help by providing technical assistance to landowners in the rebuilding of their forested landscapes. This staff is vital in helping the community return the forests and wildland back to pre-fire conditions over time while meeting the requirements of the Oregon Forest Practices Act.

Scorched and burned out silhouettes remain where grass, shrubs and trees were once part of the landscape. As we move toward fall and the rainy season, fragile soil that was held in place by this vegetation becomes a threat to water quality. Rules in the Oregon Forest Practices Act are intended to limit damage to soils and streamside vegetation which can filter ash and sediment from run-off on these blackened slopes. While you may want to get started right away clearing burned vegetation, that vegetation may be critical for soil stabilization until new plants become established. ODF Stewardship Foresters can help landowners navigate through the rules and processes which are in place to maintain healthy forests.

ODF wants to assist landowners through the process for removing hazard trees near homes and infrastructure as well as planning for and implementing salvage logging operations and post fire recovery efforts on private forestlands. ODF John Day Unit Stewardship Forester Ryan Miller explains, "We don't want to stop someone from removing a tree that poses a safety hazard, we just want to ensure that we protect streams and soil. We can provide landowners options and technical advice for removing hazards while protecting the environment." Stewardship Foresters can also provide advice on how to restore vegetation back to a site. Contact the local ODF Office in John Day (541-575-1139) for more information.

Additional information and guidance for forest activities is available online at www.oregon.gov/odf/privateforests/pages/fpakeys.aspx
Warner Creek Correctional Facility hosts Annual Powwow (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Corrections - 09/02/15
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Native American people from a variety of tribal heritages joined together at Warner Creek Correctional Facility (WCCF) on August 29 to honor the Creator through song, drumming, dance, and readings at the Annual Powwow. Powwow is an opportunity for Native Americans to develop a spiritual connection among themselves and with the larger Native American community. Eighty-five people were in attendance, including adults in custody, guests, volunteers, and staff.

Those incarcerated honored many of their guests with various gifts, some of which were created by the Native Beading Class overseen by Chaplain Ken Ball. Attendees dined on salmon, beef, buffalo, elk, and pork. Many of the dishes were donated by families and guests. Traditional side dishes served were flat bread and fresh fruit.

Volunteer Lloyd Powell was the arena director for the event. Special guest participation was provided by two drumming groups, Thoz Womenz and Unole, as well as WCCF inmate drummers. Many Native American dances were performed, including two Pacific Islander dances. The support of the WCCF staff and the community made this year's Annual Powwow a great success.

WCCF is a minimum-security prison in Lakeview that houses approximately 486 male inmates who are within four years of release. WCCF provides a range of correctional programs and services including education, transitional programs, religious services, and work opportunities. WCCF has a contact center on site through Oregon Corrections Enterprises. WCCF opened in September 2005 and is Oregon's newest operating prison. It received the State Energy Efficiency Design (SEED) award in May 2008 for its progress in design efficiency. The most energy-efficient element at WCCF is the use of geothermal energy, providing 100 percent of the hot water to the facility.


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Fun, Sun and Safe Boating this Labor Day Weekend (Photo)
Oregon Marine Board - 09/02/15
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Labor Day Weekend is one of the top three boating weekends of the year on many Oregon lakes and rivers, attracting thousands to the alluring banks and warmest water of the season. To keep things fun and safe, the Oregon State Marine Board suggests using your thinking cap as you plan your water getaway:


-Don't drink and boat. The Marine Board encourages boaters and persons floating on the waterways, to leave the alcohol on shore. It's safer for everyone. If arrested for Boating Under the Influence of Intoxicants (BUII), violators have been fined up to $7,500, can lose boating privileges for up to three years and even serve jail time. Consumption of intoxicants on many Oregon waterways are up, and so are accidents and fatalities involving alcohol. So far this year, 12 people have lost their lives in recreational boating incidents, half of which involve drugs and alcohol, and all of the victims have been male.

-Know your waterway. "Be familiar with your surroundings and always keep a sharp lookout throughout your trip," says Ashley Massey, Public Information Officer for the Marine Board. "Stumps, deadheads and sand and gravel bars can appear out of nowhere with water depth changes. Start out slow and get your bearings. Water levels around the state are very low."

-Know what rules apply. "There are all types of watercraft on the market; some are considered boats and others are pool toys. Boats are designed differently, and by state law, have specific equipment requirements such as having enough properly fitted life jackets and a sound producing device, like a whistle. Attach the whistle to your life jacket and you're set." Massey adds. "If you plan to float the river, keep in mind that pool toys are designed for use in a swimming pool - have no directional control, and puncture easily in rivers.
If you are planning a relaxing float, do so in a watercraft designed for the river; one which won't easily puncture and comes properly equipped with a paddle so you can maneuver away from obstructions."

-Wear your life jacket. Each boat (including kayaks, inflatable boats and canoes) must have a properly fitting life jacket for each person on board and at least one sound producing device, like a whistle. Life jackets need to be in good shape and readily accessible - not under a hatch or in its packaging. All youth younger than 13 must wear a life jacket when in a boat that's underway. U.S. Coast Guard statistics show that over half of all boating fatalities occur with small boats on calm waterways, in sunny conditions. Ninety percent of boating fatality victims this year were not wearing a life jacket, on par with Oregon's average of 85-90% over the last 30 years.

-Sit on the seat. The growth of wake surfing is luring many people to ride on the swim platform, stern, sides and the bow of unenclosed boats. The stern can be a dangerous place for exposure to carbon monoxide and a prop-strike safety hazard. It is illegal to ride on the bow, decks, gunwales or transoms of a motor boat when the boat is underway. Sitting on designated seat cushions is the safest place to be -especially when the boat is towing someone.

-Slow down and keep a sharp lookout. Know the boating regulations for your area of operation. Always obey the "slow no-wake" buoys or signs. Boaters are responsible for their wake. Remember to slow down within 200 feet of a dock, launch ramp, marina, moorage, floating home or boathouse, pier or swim float. Be courteous with paddlers who are also sharing the waterway. Wakes can easily swamp low-freeboard paddle craft. Don't allow your wakes to generate negative attention from other boaters, property owners, and possibly, result in a citation.

-Carry your boater education card. All boaters operating boats over 10 hp need to have a boater education card. Youth 12-15 who operate a powerboat 0-10 hp alone must carry a boater education card. When operating a powerboat greater than 10 hp, youth must be supervised by a card-holding adult age 16 or older. When operating a personal watercraft, the supervising adult must be 18 or older. Educated boaters are much less likely to be involved in boating accidents because they know the "rules of the road."

-Carry your aquatic invasive species prevention permit. For registered motorized craft, your boat registration and current decals act as proof of payment into the program. For non-motorized watercraft 10 feet long and longer, such as canoes, kayaks, sailboats, paddleboards and inflatable rafts, the operator needs to physically carry a permit when out on the water.

The cost is $7 for non-motorized craft and can be purchased through any ODFW field office or licensing agent. Permits are valid until December 31 of the year issued. Tyvek tags (waterproof permits) are sold through the Marine Board's online storefront and various Marine Board permit dealers. Tyvek tags are $5 for the annual permit and $10 for a two-year permit. This program is self-funded and permit fees support aquatic invasive species detection, decontamination, signage, and education materials for boaters.

Marine officers will be on the water to assist boaters and help keep the waterways safe. The top violations so far this summer involve not having life jackets, failure to carry a boater education card or aquatic invasive species permit, and not having current boat registration decals. Other violations involve reckless operation and drugs and alcohol impairment. "Boating is the best escape, and a long weekend before heading back to school and other responsibilities makes it even better," Massey adds. "Just remember to prepare, and plan so you can have the best time out on the water, playing."

For more information on boating safety, visit http://www.oregon.gov/OSMB/Pages/safety/safety.aspx
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Attached Media Files: Waterskier enjoing flatwater.
High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) Planned in Tigard Throughout the Labor Day Holiday Weekend
Tigard Police - 09/02/15
Over the approaching Labor Day holiday weekend, Tigard Police have plans for a high visibility enforcement (HVE) as part of a nationwide effort to reduce impaired drivers. Here in Tigard, grant funded overtime for officers will allow extra patrol to locate drivers who are operating a vehicle under the influence. Dedicated Tigard officers will be out September 4th through the 8th to carry out this effort. The program is in cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Drive sober or get pulled over. If the statistics surrounding impaired drivers isn't enough-the related penalties if caught will certainly be.
Last year, more than 10,000 people died as a result of alcohol-impaired crashes: one every 51 minutes
Alcohol impaired motor vehicle crashes cost more than an estimated $37 billion annually

Please plan ahead if you are driving and plan to consume alcohol. If you become impaired, don't drive - call for a sober driver, taxi or use public transportation to get home safely. If you notice an impaired driver, call 9-1-1 immediately to report it.

Together we can all make our roads safer. You can learn more about HVE campaigns at www.nhtsa.gov/drivesober. Let's all work together to keep the holiday safe and enjoyable for all the right reasons.
Hillsboro - Thursday, September 3rd Educational Forum to discuss changes for home and community-based services and supports in Hillsboro
Oregon Department of Human Services - 09/02/15
Beginning Monday, August 31 and ending October 1, the Department of Human Services and the Oregon Health Authority are hosting a series of educational forums throughout the state.

Thursday, September 3, the Hillsboro forum will take place at the Hillsboro Public Library.

Providers and consumers are invited to discuss upcoming changes to federal and state requirements impacting those receiving services in their home and in community-based settings. These changes will ensure more rights as well as an increased ability for people receiving services to be part of their local community.

Who: Forums are open to all and no registration is required. Family members and people receiving supports in in-home or community-based settings as well as providers for Aging and People with Disabilities (APD), Office of Developmental Disability Services (ODDS) and Addictions and Mental Health (AMH) services are encouraged to attend. Also invited are advocates and community partners.
These forums are targeted to people over age 18 and the service providers supporting individuals over the age of 18. Forums will be offered to children's providers and guardians later in 2015.

What: There will be a presentation about Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS), regulatory changes and upcoming surveys directly followed by a group discussion. Agency staff will be available to answer questions and offer guidance.

Where: Hillsboro Public Library, Event Room 2850 NE Brookwood Pkwy, Hillsboro, OR 97124

When: There will be an afternoon and evening session, each covering the same material:
Afternoon session is from 1 - 3:30 p.m.
Evening session is from 5 - 7:30 p.m.

For information about upcoming Educational Forums:
http://www.oregon.gov/dhs/seniors-disabilities/HCBS/Pages/Index.aspx

To find the closest DHS office, go to www.oregon.gov/dhs or contact 211Info for help. You can contact 211Info by dialing 2-1-1, visiting 211info.org online, texting your zip code to 898211, or e-mailing to help@211info.org.
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Salem/Keizer: Educational Forum TODAY to discuss changes for home and community-based services and supports (HCBS)
Oregon Department of Human Services - 09/02/15
Beginning Monday, August 31 and ending October 1, the Department of Human Services and the Oregon Health Authority are hosting a series of educational forums throughout the state.

Wednesday, September 2, the Keizer forum will take place at the Keizer City Hall.

Providers and consumers are invited to discuss upcoming changes to federal and state requirements impacting those receiving services in their home and in community-based settings. These changes will ensure more rights as well as an increased ability for people receiving services to be part of their local community.

Who: Forums are open to all and no registration is required. Family members and people receiving supports in in-home or community-based settings as well as providers for Aging and People with Disabilities (APD), Office of Developmental Disability Services (ODDS) and Addictions and Mental Health (AMH) services are encouraged to attend. Also invited are advocates and community partners.
These forums are targeted to people over age 18 and the service providers supporting individuals over the age of 18. Forums will be offered to children's providers and guardians later in 2015.

What: There will be a presentation about Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS), regulatory changes and upcoming surveys directly followed by a group discussion. Agency staff will be available to answer questions and offer guidance.

Where: Keizer City Hall, Iris Ballroom 930 Chemawa Rd NE, Keizer, Ore 97303

When: There will be an afternoon and evening session, each covering the same material:
Afternoon session is from 1 - 3:30 p.m.
Evening session is from 5 - 7:30 p.m.

For information about upcoming Educational Forums:
http://www.oregon.gov/dhs/seniors-disabilities/HCBS/Pages/Index.aspx

To find the closest DHS office, go to www.oregon.gov/dhs or contact 211Info for help. You can contact 211Info by dialing 2-1-1, visiting 211info.org online, texting your zip code to 898211, or e-mailing to help@211info.org.
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Vancouver Police K9 stabbed (UPDATE 3: K9 Ike )
Vancouver Police Dept. - 09/02/15
UPDATE 3

It is with much sadness that the Vancouver Police Department announces that K9 Ike succumbed to his injuries.

No further information is available.




UPDATE 2

The suspect, Jacky Chan Karuo, 25, of Vancouver, was booked into the Clark County Jail on Assault IV DV, Harming A Police Dog, and Criminal Impersonation I.

K9 Ike is out of surgery and remains in critical condition.

The Vancouver Police Department Major Crimes Unit is continuing the investigation.

No further updates are anticipated tonight.




UPDATE 1

The K9 that was stabbed in tonight's incident is K9 Ike, his handler is Vancouver Police Officer Jack Anderson.




Vancouver, Wash. - On September 1, 2015 at approximately 6:00 p.m., Vancouver Police were in the area of Fruit Valley Rd. and Laframbois Rd. when they attempted to make contact with a male subject who was identified as a wanted person. The male ran from police to a remote location west of the initial location. A Vancouver Police K9 was able to make contact with the suspect and during that contact, the suspect stabbed the K9.

The K9 was transported in critical condition to an emergency veterinarian and is current undergoing surgery. The name of the K9 and his handler are not being released at this time.

The suspect sustained minor injuries from the dog bite and Taser application. His identity is being withheld pending booking into the Clark County Jail.

Further information will be released as it becomes available.




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The Vancouver Police Department is seeking applicants for Entry and Lateral Police Officers. If you are interested in a career with us, visit http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/careers.
Hillsboro Woman Dies in Seven-Vehicle Crash (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 09/02/15
Overhead Crash Photo
Overhead Crash Photo
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September 1, 2015--Sheriff's Deputies responded to a crash involving seven vehicles which left one woman dead. There were at least seven additional people transported with various injuries.

On September 1, 2015, at 7:01 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's Deputies were called to Tualatin Valley (TV) Highway, west of SW 185th Avenue, concerning a multi-vehicle crash.

Sheriff's Deputies arrived and discovered a 2002 GMC pickup that was pulling a trailer, upside-down in a Chevron gas station parking lot. There were six other vehicles, several with extensive damage, strewn within a 150 foot area.

Deputies determined that the GMC pickup, driven by Kerry Wagner, 45, from Hillsboro, was traveling eastbound on SW TV Highway when it failed to brake for stopped traffic. The GMC pickup was reportedly traveling at a high rate of speed when it crashed into the vehicles stopped for the traffic light at SW 185th Avenue.

Sheriff's Deputies learned that one of the first vehicles struck was a 1995 Honda Civic. Cassandra Stolzenberger, 20, from Hillsboro, was the front passenger and deceased at the scene. There were seven other people transported to local hospitals, some with critical injuries. There were no children injured in this incident.

Washington County CART assisted with the investigation. The roadway will be closed until about 2:00 a.m. to gather evidence and document the scene.

Witnesses reported the GMC pickup was driving erratically prior to the crash. The Sheriff's Office is asking that anyone who may have witnessed the truck prior to the crash to please call 503-629-0111 and report their observations.

Investigators have not yet determined what caused Mr. Wagner to crash into the vehicles. This case is still under investigation.


Attached Media Files: Overhead Crash Photo
09/01/15
Attempted Robbery of Bank of America (Photo)
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 09/01/15
Robbery suspect
Robbery suspect
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On 9/1/2015 at just after 5pm Clark County deputies were dispatched to a report of a bank robbery that had just occurred at the Bank of America branch located inside the Albertson's store at 14300 NE 20th Ave.

The suspect presented a demand note to teller. No weapon was seen. The suspect was unsuccessful in his attempt, and no money was taken.

The attached photos of the suspect were sent to us from the bank from their camera system.

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to call 9-1-1.


Attached Media Files: Robbery suspect , Robbery suspect
Camas and Washougal Relax Burn Ban
Camas-Washougal Fire Dept. - 09/01/15
Due to the changing conditions brought on by the precipitation last weekend, the Camas-Washougal Fire Department has removed the recreational burn ban that has been in effect for the past several weeks.
Popular Campfires & Candlelight Event Returns on September 12
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site - 09/01/15
VANCOUVER, WA -On September 12, the National Park Service at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site will host the free Campfires and Candlelight signature community event for the 32nd consecutive year.

This interactive, living history event, first staged in 1983, features costumed staff and more than 150 volunteers in encampments and re-enactments on the grounds and inside the buildings of the reconstructed Hudson's Bay Company fort at the national historic site--one of just 408 units of the National Park System.

Due to a current City of Vancouver ban on all outdoor burning, including recreational fires, staff are planning that campfires will not be present at this year's event. However, even if the ban remains in place, the historic ambiance will still be maintained in areas not affected by the ban, including the structures in the reconstructed fort.

"If weather and fire danger conditions improve, and the City of Vancouver Fire Marshall's Office lifts the community fire ban, we're staged to quickly and safely reintroduce campfires to this event," said Greg Shine, the park's chief ranger and historian.

The popular annual event features two distinct parts. It begins by leading visitors back through the site's past along the Timeline of History, where encampments and demonstrations shadow the accessible pathway and highlight key people and events from the site's history.

Among numerous opportunities, visitors can visit a WWII-era cavalry unit, smell the spruce of the World War I-era Spruce Production Division camp, meet Civil War infantry and cavalry units, enjoy period music from the Vancouver Community Band, cover ears at the boom of an Army mountain howitzer, throw trade axes in the Fort Vancouver Village camp, and inspect uniforms and camp equipment from soldiers of many eras of the national park's history.

The Timeline of History ends at the gate to the reconstructed stockade, where visitors can step back in time to September 13, 1846---a night the usually-quiet fort buzzed with activity as the Hudson's Bay Company organized a relief effort for the wreck of the American naval vessel USS Shark at the mouth of the Columbia River.

Inside the reconstructed fort, visitors can observe and interact with reenactors in numerous fort buildings, including the Blacksmith Shop, Bake House, Chief Factor's House, Counting House, Carpenters Shop, Kitchen, and Dispensary.

"The ambiance and sense of specialness fostered by the Campfires and Candlelight event will still be in place, with or without a fire ban," said Tracy Fortmann, park superintendent. "It's safety first at Fort Vancouver and all other national parks. As we approach the National Park Service centennial, we're redoubling our commitment to the protection of the resources that the American people have entrusted to our care."

Campfires and Candlelight is Fort Vancouver's largest costumed re-enactment, and is only possible through the help of more than 150 costumed interpreters from the park's volunteer team, the park's youth volunteer team, and multiple community partners.

What: 32nd Annual "Campfires & Candlelight" Special Event

Who: Presented by the employees and volunteers of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

When: 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Saturday, September 12, 2015. The Timeline of History begins at 4:00 pm and the reconstructed fort opens at 5:00 pm.

Where: The grounds surrounding and including the reconstructed stockade at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, 1001 East Fifth Street, Vancouver, Washington 98661

How Much: Free!

Special Notes
To facilitate event setup, the hours of operation for the reconstructed stockade will be 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Saturday, September 12. The Timeline of History opens at 4:00 pm.

Pearson Air Museum, temporarily housing the national park's Visitor Center function, will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 12.

Carpooling is encouraged as parking is limited. Event parking can be found:
at the gravel lot immediately north of the fort's garden, near 1001 E. Fifth Street
at the Visitor Center parking lot located at 1501 East Evergreen Blvd.
and available public parking areas within the Historic Reserve
Accessible parking is available at the gravel lot immediately north of the fort's garden, near 1001 E. Fifth Street.
Firefighters and MDA Host Kickoff Event for 2015 'Fill the Boot' Campaign
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 09/01/15
What: Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue firefighters, along with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, will host a special kickoff event for the 2015 Fill the Boot fundraising campaign and continue a 61-year tradition of helping save and improve the lives of people fighting muscle disease in our community.

Members of the media will have an opportunity to hear from event coordinators, an MDA representative, a firefighter who volunteers as an MDA camp counselor, and a 12-year-old middle school student who will share his story and MDA camp experience.

Where: TVF&R Station 56, 8445 SW Elligsen Road, Wilsonville, 97070

When: Thursday, Sept. 3, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Why: Off-duty TVF&R firefighters will take to the streets to once again Fill the Boot for MDA. Firefighters will ask passing motorists to drop a donation into their fire boots on Sept. 14 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway and Highway 217 intersection in Beaverton, on Sept. 15 at Wilsonville Road and Lower Boones Ferry Road in Wilsonville, and on Sept. 19 at 99W and Main Street in Tigard.

For more than six decades, firefighters have fueled MDA's mission to find treatments and cures for life-threatening muscle diseases. Muscular dystrophy and other related diseases take away people's ability to walk, move, smile, talk, and even breathe.

Funds raised through TVF&R's 2015 Fill the Boot events support MDA's life-enhancing programs, including support groups and clinics, and assist families with medical equipment and costs. They also make MDA summer camp possible so kids with muscle diseases can enjoy a week of fun activities while gaining confidence and independence.

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State park fire restrictions continue one more week, tighter in Eastern and Central Oregon
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 09/01/15
The statewide state park ban on open flames will continue for another week. While temperatures have moderated in some areas and a little rain has fallen, especially on the Willamette Valley and coast, conditions have not improved enough to warrant relaxing the restriction. Fire crews are still heavily engaged in combating blazes in Central and Eastern Oregon, and resources in many local communities are stretched thin.

Propane stoves for cooking and charcoal briquettes for cooking are not covered by the statewide ban, but some parks have more restrictive bans in place that do cover briquettes. Before traveling, visitors should verify what's allowed at their destination by calling the park, calling the state park toll-free information line at 800-551-6949 (Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.), or looking up the park online at http://oregonstateparks.org/

The restriction will be reviewed again next week.
Rains prompt ODF's Forest Grove District to lower Fire Precaution Level
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 09/01/15
The Oregon Department of Forestry's Forest Grove District announced today it is lowering the Industrial Fire Precaution Level to "I: Closed Season." This reduces the fire safety precautions that forest operators must follow while logging or constructing road in the forest during wildfire season. The two units affected by the change are NW-2 and NW-3. A map on the ODF website entitled, "ODF Industrial Precaution Levels and Public Use Restrictions/Closures," depicts the two units - http://www.oregon.gov/odf/Pages/index.aspx

The two units were previously at Level II, which requires more fire prevention steps of forest operators. The recent weather change in the district that brought significant rainfall and cooler temperatures prompted the level change.
Albany Man Arrested for Felony Assault (Photo)
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 09/01/15
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Linn County Undersheriff Jim Yon reports that on August 31, 2015 at 1:20 P.M. his deputies arrested 31-year old Andrew Formby-Carter of Albany, Oregon. Formby-Carter was charged with Assault II for causing serious physical injury to a 33 year old female.

The incident occurred when Formby-Carter, his wife, the female victim and another male left a party that was held on Tangent Loop south of Albany. The group left the party together in a vehicle towards Albany. Deputies learned through witness statements that an argument started in the vehicle between Formby-Carter and the victim. Formby-Carter allegedly hit the victim with some type of glass bottle, causing injury to her eye and face. Alcohol consumption was a factor in this incident.

Formby-Carter was lodged in the Linn County Jail for Assault II, which is a Measure 11 crime.

The investigation is continuing.


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Seeking Media Input on Mug Shot Distribution
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 09/01/15
We are attempting to make the distribution of our mug shots to media outlets easier. We have upgraded the underlying mug shot image on our web page to a high resolution image. We are looking for feedback from the media to see if this image meets your needs.
Please follow the below instructions:

1. Go To: http://apps.co.marion.or.us/JailRosters/mccf_roster.html
2. Left click on a name
3. Place your mouse over the picture and right click.
4. Save the image to your computer
5. Close the web page and open the image using your computer.
6. If you have feedback please shoot me an email at cbaldridge@co.marion.or.us
Jenkins to join PGE executive team as new VP of generation (Photo)
PGE - 09/01/15
Brad Jenkins, VP of generation, Portland General Electric
Brad Jenkins, VP of generation, Portland General Electric
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PORTLAND, Ore - Portland General Electric (NYSE: POR) today announced the appointment of Brad Jenkins as PGE's new vice president of generation. In this role, Jenkins will oversee the operation and maintenance of PGE's diverse set of generating resources, which includes seven hydroelectric projects, six thermal power plants and two wind projects. He will also oversee the Trojan Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation facility, established as part of the decommissioning of the Trojan Nuclear Plant. Jenkins replaces vice president Steve Quennoz who retires at the end of September after 24 years of dedicated service to PGE.

"Brad's skills as a proven leader committed to safety, continuous improvement and generation excellence make him a great addition to our executive team as PGE works to meet our customers' energy needs today and into the future," said Maria Pope, senior vice president of power supply, operations and resource strategy at Portland General Electric.

Jenkins joined PGE in 2012 as manager of Boardman operations and most recently served as general manager of diversified plant operations, which includes oversite of six major generation resources. Prior to PGE, Jenkins served in a variety of leadership and management roles in the utility industry, with 24 years in large generating facilities, including coal, natural gas and nuclear. His experience includes time at Entergy Louisiana, Entergy Nuclear South, Energy Northwest and Tennessee Valley Authority. He earned degrees in information technology and resource management as well as a bachelor's of science in industrial engineering from Southern Illinois University.

Jenkins is a United States Air Force veteran, serving active duty from 1984-1991 and as a member of the reserves from 1991 to 1993. An active member of the community, Jenkins is a former board member of the Boardman Chamber of Commerce and currently serves on the board of directors for the Dayton, Washington Economic Development Committee and Northview Community Swim Club.

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About Portland General Electric Company: Portland General Electric, headquartered in Portland, Ore., is a fully integrated electric utility that serves approximately 849,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Oregon. In 2014, PGE celebrated 125 years of powering Oregon. Visit our website at PortlandGeneral.com.


Attached Media Files: Brad Jenkins, VP of generation, Portland General Electric
Lebanon Fire Battles Blaze at Mallard Creek GC
Lebanon Fire Dist. - 09/01/15
LFD is currently on scene with a 3rd alarm assignment. More to follow.

UPDATE: 0225 09/01/15

Dispatched to structure fire at 11:37 pm Monday night. Upon arrival firefighters found the clubhouse well involved with fire. Crews currently on scene mopping up the fire. Investigators will have begun a fire cause determination and will be on scene much of the day. More info to follow as it becomes available.

UPDATE: 0305 09/01/15

video of fire
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FINAL UPDATE: 1520 09/01/15

Lebanon Fire District was dispatched to Mallard Creek Golf Course for a structure fire at 11:27 pm Monday night. First arriving crews found a well established fire in the club house. The incident commander called for a 2nd and 3rd alarms very early in the fire. These greater alarms brought mutual aid responses from surrounding departments. Most of the mutual aid units were water tenders to help provide water supply to this rural location since the nearest fire hydrant was approximately 5 miles away. The fire was brought under control and substantially extinguished around 0200 this morning. Crews from Albany, Sweet Home, Tangent, Scio, and Brownsville assisted at the scene. There were approximately 35 firefighters on scene.

Fire investigators from the Linn-Benton Fire Investigation Team completed their fire cause determination this afternoon. The investigators determined that an electrical malfunction in a circuit breaker sparked the fire. Void spaces in an addition to the building promoted flame spread and hampered firefighting efforts.

Dollar loss estimates for the building and contents is estimated to be $1.3 million.

Additional images of the fire may be viewed on the Lebanon Fire District Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LebanonFireDistrict

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WSU Vancouver's A-Z workshops offer information about paying for college
WSU Vancouver - 09/01/15
VANCOUVER, Wash. - Washington State University Vancouver will host a series of A-Z of Financial Aid and Scholarships workshops this fall for prospective college students, no matter the college they choose. These workshops are free and open to the public.

Prospective students and parents will learn from financial aid experts the many ways to make a college education attainable. Presenters will answer commonly asked questions about financial aid and scholarships, including what scholarships are available, how to apply for financial aid, and when and how to receive awarded funds.

Workshops will be held in the Student Services Center, Room 101, unless otherwise specified:
5:30 p.m. Sept. 15
6 p.m. Sept. 30
2:30 p.m. Oct. 10, Dengerink Administration Building, Room 110
5:30 p.m. Oct. 27
5:30 p.m. Nov. 18
7 p.m. Dec. 3, Dengerink Administration Building, Room 110
1 p.m. Dec. 12, Vancouver Community Library, Columbia Room, 901 C Street, Vancouver

April Tovar, financial aid and scholarships manager, views the workshop as an opportunity to increase the community's knowledge of financial aid processes.

"Many students and families are confused by financial aid and may even opt out of choosing a college path because they do not realize there are many different routes to paying for a college education," said Tovar. "Our workshop explores the different choices students have and how financial aid works at all institutions. The more families understand the process, the better educated decisions they can make when trying to determine what fits best for them or their student."

Free parking is available in the Orange 3 lot during the listed event times.

About WSU Vancouver
WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave. in Vancouver, east of the 134th Street exit from either I-5 or I-205, or via C-Tran bus service.

As an urban campus of the Washington State University system, WSU Vancouver offers big-school resources in a small-school environment. The university offers affordable baccalaureate- and graduate-level education to benefit the people and communities of Southwest Washington. As the only four-year research university in this corner of the state, WSU Vancouver helps drive economic growth in Southwest Washington through relationships with local businesses and industries, schools and nonprofit organizations.

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Man Arrested For Elude and Stolen Motorcycle (Photo)
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 09/01/15
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Linn County Undersheriff Jim Yon reports that on Tuesday, Sept 1, at 10:03 am, deputies assisted the Albany Police Department with an elude of a black Honda motorcycle. Albany Police witnessed several traffic infractions, and pursued the motorcycle southbound on Hwy 99E towards Tangent.

The elude continued south on Hwy 99E to American Drive in Halsey where the Albany Police Department requested the Linn County Sheriff's Office to take over the elude. The motorcycle did not yield and took back roads to Harrisburg with speeds reaching 120 MPH. The motorcycle fled through Harrisburg continuing into Lane County. Linn County Deputies then turned the pursuit over to Lane County Sheriff's Office, Oregon State Police and Coburg Police Department.

At 10:39 A.M. the motorcycle again entered Linn County, northbound on Coburg Road. Oregon State Police requested the Linn County Sheriff's Office to again, take the lead on the elude. The motorcycle fled through Harrisburg continued north on several county roads at speeds in excess of 80 MPH, reaching the city of Brownsville. The motorcycle turned north on Main Street in Brownsville, stopping at the bridge that crosses the Calapooia River. The operator then made his way to a shallow portion of the river and began swimming west towards Brownsville Pioneer Park. The operator was apprehended in the river approximately 100 yards downstream from the bridge. The operator was identified as 35 year-old David Patrick Lewallen from Jefferson, Oregon.

The elude lasted one hour and six minutes with a total of 57 miles traveled.

During the elude, deputies learned the motorcycle was reported as being stolen to the Oregon State Police from the Oregon State University campus. Deputies transported Lewallen to the Linn County Jail on charges of Elude by Vehicle, Elude by Foot, Reckless Driving, Unauthorized Use Of a Motor Vehicle, Criminal Mischief and multiple traffic violations.


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Nurse of the Year Awards Nominations Close September 11th
March of Dimes - 09/01/15
The call for nominations for the Fifth Annual Nurse of the Year Awards ends on September 11th. With just over a week until the deadline, 200 nurses from across the Oregon and SW Washington have been nominated. Awards honoring outstanding nurses for their constant care and compassion toward patients will be given in 16 categories.

Nominations may be submitted online at marchofdimes.org/oregon through September 11th. There is no fee to submit a nomination and you may submit multiple nominations. Award recipients will be determined by a selection committee comprised of healthcare professionals. Winners will be announced at the Nurse of the Year Awards breakfast on November 13, 2015, at the Sentinel Hotel in downtown Portland.

"Through the Nurse of the Year Awards, March of Dimes brings the health care community together to pay tribute to the profession of nursing and the often unsung heroes and heroines who save the lives and improve the health of others," said Elizabeth Joscelyn, State Director for March of Dimes, Greater Oregon Chapter.

Nurse of the Year Awards is sponsored by Adventist Health, Legacy Health, Moda Health and PeaceHealth.

The nominating categories are as follows:

Adult Acute Care
Advance Practice
Ambulatory/Clinic Care
Case Management, Occupational Health & Utilization Review
Community Health
Critical Care (Adult/Pediatric/Neonatal)
Emergency
Hospice, Home Health, Long Term Care, Rehab and Palliative Care
Nurse Educator
Nurse Leader
Nurse Specialty
Pediatric Acute Care
Rising Star
Small Hospital
Surgical Services
Women's Health

For more information visit marchofdimes.org/oregon.

March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. For more than 75 years, moms and babies have benefited from March of Dimes research, education, vaccines, and breakthroughs. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.org or nacersano.org. Find out how you can help raise funds to prevent premature birth and birth defects by walking in March for Babies at marchforbabies.org. Find out what's going on in the Greater Oregon Chapter by visiting OregonMOD.com.
Oregon Department of Forestry Daily Fire Update - Tuesday, September 1, 2015 (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 09/01/15
Hand crews working with an excavator to accomplish the mop-up standard on the Stouts Creek Fire.
Hand crews working with an excavator to accomplish the mop-up standard on the Stouts Creek Fire.
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CONTACT
Fire Information Duty Officer: Jeri Chase, 503-945-7201 (office) or 503-931-2721 (Cell).

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY (ODF) FIRE UPDATE - TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2015


This is a summary update; actual fire updates and other fire-related information is posted to the ODF Wildfire Blog. You can also find ODF on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates and stories from the front lines.


With the recent weather changes - various amounts of precipitation received across the state (with more precipitation possible during the week), cooler temperatures, and higher humidities, many restrictions on both public and industrial use are changing. ODF cautions all Oregonians to continue to be mindful of wildfire-safety and not assume that fire season has come to a close. As just one example, a high number of human-caused fires are still being caused by various types of engines and equipment - whether those are vehicle engines, mowing and maintenance equipment, chain-saws, and other types. Restrictions may still remain in effect on the times of day that many types of engines and equipment may be used, but using common sense, and being fire-safe and prepared, is still the best action that people can take to prevent human-caused wildfires in Oregon.

FIRE FACTS

ODF Central Oregon District - John Day Unit: The lighting-caused Canyon Creek Complex, started on August 12 and located one mile south of John Day and Canyon City, is at 105,687 acres (16,981 ODF-protected acres) and 49 percent contained. The complex, which destroyed 44 primary residences, has 966 personnel assigned and is under Unified Command of the Great Basin Incident Management Team 1 (IC Lund) and the Oregon State Fire Marshal Red Team (IC Walker).
More Information: 541-820-3643 or 541-820-3633 | http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4495/ | www.facebook.com/CanyonCreekFireOregon | www.twitter.com/canyoncreekfire | #canyoncreekcomplex |

ODF Central Oregon District: The 280-acre human-caused Cove Fire, started on August 29, three miles northwest of Culver, is in mop-up and patrol of the fire perimeter; it is expected to be fully contained later today. Unless otherwise needed, this will be the final report on this fire.
More Information: www.twitter.com/ODF_COD | www.twitter.com/CentralORFire |

ODF Northeast Oregon District - Wallowa Unit:

The Falls Creek Fire, started on August 22, five miles southwest of Joseph, is 353 acres (79 acres ODF-protected) and 35 percent contained. The fire has 181 personnel assigned and is being managed by a local team (East Blues Local Type 3 - IC Tyler). The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
More Information: 541-426-5633 | http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4561/ | www.bluemountainfireinfo.blogspot.com/ |

The lightning-caused Grizzly Bear Complex, started on August 13, 20 miles southeast of Dayton, WA and near Troy, OR, is 74,471 acres (10,107 of ODF-protected acreage, including 3,299 acres of Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife lands) and 20 percent contained. The complex, which destroyed five primary residences (33 total structures), has 1,056 personnel assigned and is being managed by Washington Incident Management Team 4 (IC Gales).
More Information: 541-437-0138 | http://inciweb.nwcg.giv/incident/4511 | www.facebook.com/pages/Grizzly-Bear-Complex-Fire/1152633018086248 | www.twitter.com/2015grizzlyfire | www.bluemountainfireinfo.blogspot.com | #grizzlybearcomplex

ODF Northeast Oregon District - Baker Sub-Unit

The lightning-caused Eldorado Fire, started on August 14, 5 miles southeast of Unity, remains at 20,611 acres (5,448 ODF-protected acres) and is 100 percent contained. The fire destroyed one primary residence (three total structures). The fire has been returned to the local unit and, unless needed, this will be the final report on this fire. http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4502/ | www.facebook.com/ElDoradoFire2015 #EldoradoFire |

The lightning-caused Cornet-Windy Ridge Complex, started on August 10, 10 miles east of Unity, remains at 102,089 acres (42,883 ODF-protected acres) and is 85 percent contained. The fire destroyed 8 primary residences (17 total structures). The fire has been returned to the local units and 32 personnel are assigned to the fire working towards total containment.
More Information: 541-446-3521 | http://inciweb/nwcg.gov/incident/4478/ | www.facebook.com/CornetFire | #CornetFire, #WindyRidgeFire

The lightning caused Eagle Complex, started on August 10, 16 miles northeast of Baker City, is at 12,702 acres (198 ODF-protected acres) and 60 percent contained. The fire has been turned over to a local smaller fire management organization (East Blues Local Type 3 - IC Crippen), and 327 personnel are currently assigned.
More information: 541-406-0201 | http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4481/ | www.facebook.com/EagleComplex2015

Douglas Forest Protective Association (DFPA): The human-caused Stouts Fire, started on July 30, 11 miles east of Canyonville, is at 26,452 acres (11,239 ODF-protected acres) and 92 percent contained. The fire has 324 personnel assigned and is being managed by a smaller fire management organization (Florida Forest Service Type 3 - IC Mike Work). Crews continue repair work and expanding mop-up operations. "We are working with our agency administrators for a smooth transition back to the local authorities," said Rickey Britt, Planning Chief with the Florida Forest Service Team. "We believe we have a solid plan to seamlessly changeover the operations once we reach 100% containment [of the Stouts Creek Fire]."
More information: 541-825-3724 or 206-402-7175 | http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4426/ | www.facebook.com/StoutsFire www://twitter.com/StoutsFire | www.flickr.com/photos/stoutsfirephotos | #stoutsfire |

OTHER FIRE INFORMATION
For information on wildfires on all jurisdictions in Oregon, view:
the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center website, or
the national Incident Information System site.

Online and social media resources:
department's web site
department's blog for news on wildfires statewide and provides current fire statistics.
Southwest Oregon District blog with district specific wildfire info, and follow the Twitter feed covering fires as they occur.
Douglas Forest Protective Association website, Facebook Page and Twitter feed.
Blue Mountain Interagency Wildfire blog for news on wildfires in the Blue Mountains (northeast Oregon)
ODF Forest Grove District's Fire blog with district-specific wildfire information
ODF Central Oregon District's Twitter feed
Keep Oregon Green website, Facebook page and Twitter feed

OTHER INFORMATION
ODOT Tripcheck
Evacuation - Ready, Set, Go!
Wildfire Smoke

FIRE STATISTICS
Fire statistics can be accessed from the ODF Wildfire Blog and the ODF website. When personnel are heavily engaged in firefighting activities, the latest information may not always appear in the statistics.

ABOUT THIS UPDATE
This update provides information primarily about fires on Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands involving fires 10 acres or larger. ODF provides fire protection primarily on private and state-owned forestland, and Bureau of Land Management forestlands west of the Cascades, and also works closely with partner firefighting agencies.

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Jeri Chase | Public Information Officer
Oregon Department of Forestry
2600 State Street, Salem, OR 97310
Office: 503-945-7201
Cell: 503-931-2721
Jeri.Chase@oregon.gov


Attached Media Files: Hand crews working with an excavator to accomplish the mop-up standard on the Stouts Creek Fire. , “A second contingent of 155 National Guard Members arrived in Elgin yesterday [to assist with Grizzly Bear Complex Fire operations] . . . , [and,] with a formidable show of efficiency, the Guards swapped uniforms for green pants and yellow shirts, packed
Search Warrant Leads to Arrest for Distribution of Child Pornography in Lebanon (Photo)
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 09/01/15
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Undersheriff Jim Yon reports that during the early morning hours of 09/01/15, Linn County Sheriff's Office detectives served a search warrant at 1390 Grove Street, Lebanon, as part of a child pornography distribution investigation. The investigation began after a device associated with that address was observed distributing child pornography over the Internet.

Matthew Thomas Schuler, 33 yrs old of Lebanon, Oregon, was arrested and charged with 103 counts of First Degree Encouraging Child Sexual Abuse. During an interview, Matthew admitted to using personal computers to download and share child pornography over the Internet.

Numerous digital devices were seized during the service of the search warrant. These devices will be examined forensically by Linn County Sheriff's Office investigators.

Detectives from the Benton County Sheriff's Office, Lebanon Police Department, and Corvallis Police Department assisted in the search warrant.

The investigation is ongoing.


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Vancouver recreational burn ban lifted; Outdoor burning still prohibited
City of Vancouver - 09/01/15
Vancouver, Wash. - Due to changing weather conditions, Vancouver Fire Marshal Heidi Scarpelli has lifted the recreation burning ban within the city of Vancouver, effective immediately.

Recreational fires, campfires and fires in outdoor fireplaces or chimney-type devices are now allowed. This order applies to areas within the city limits only.

All outdoor burning of things like brush/vegetation and garbage is still prohibited within the city limits.

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Moda Health joins roster of plans that cover addiction treatment at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation in Oregon
Woloshin Communications - 09/01/15
The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation continues to expand insurance coverage choices for its comprehensive day and residential treatment facilities in Oregon. "This is in alignment with our nonprofit organization's mission to make our unique Springbrook in Newberg residential and Beaverton outpatient treatment programs as accessible as possible," said Jan Vondrachek, vice president of the Pacific Northwest Region for the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.
The professionals at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation's Springbrook and Beaverton facilities combine clinical experience with innovative programs and evidence-based practices. A spectrum of specialized services at the residential and outpatient centers offer personalized treatment to address the specific needs of:

Health care and other licensed professionals

Individuals needing pain management

Medication assisted therapy

Trauma therapies

LGBTQ programming

Residential detox, outpatient detox, assessment services, family programs, mental health, recovery management and support.

The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is the largest nonprofit addiction treatment provider in the nation with 16 sites across the country. Staff, counselors and physicians are dedicated to continuous research and innovative treatment models that lead to recovery and support for other complex life issues beyond addiction.

The outpatient treatment facility at Beaverton now accepts Moda Health, Aetna, Avera, Beacon Health Options - Formerly Value Options, Cigna, Com Psych, Gunderson Health Plan, Health Net/MHN, International Longshoreman, Magellan, Pomco, Security Health Plan, UBH and Value Options health insurance.

The Springbrook residential facility in Newberg also accepts Moda Health, Aetna, Avera, Beacon Health Options - Formerly Value Options, Cigna, Com Psych, Gunderson Health Plan, International Longshoreman, Magellan, Pomco, Preferred One, Security Health Plan and Value Options health insurance.
Please check with your insurance provider about Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation services in Oregon, as different plans may have specific coverage requirements for residential and outpatient treatment.
Nationally, the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation has always used flexible systems for those who are insured but are out-of-network; since individual plans vary widely, people are encouraged to call 866-866-4662 and speak to a financial case manager. The case managers are dedicated to facilitating in- and out-of-network insurance coverage for patients. They are also able to help answer questions about residential and outpatient insurance coverage and, if appropriate, financial aid programs. For more information, please visit www.hazeldenbettyford.org.
About the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is a force of healing and hope for individuals, families and communities affected by addiction to alcohol and other drugs. It is the nation's largest nonprofit treatment provider, with a legacy that began in 1949 and includes the 1982 founding of the Betty Ford Center. With 16 sites in California, Minnesota, Oregon, Illinois, New York, Florida, Massachusetts, Colorado and Texas, the Foundation offers prevention and recovery solutions nationwide and across the entire continuum of care to help youth and adults reclaim their lives from the disease of addiction. It includes the largest recovery publishing house in the country, a fully accredited graduate school of addiction studies, an addiction research center, an education arm for medical professionals and a unique children's program, and is the nation's leader in advocacy and policy for treatment and recovery.  Learn more at www.hazeldenbettyford.org.
Cowlitz Sheriff reports man named "Roach" tries to rob marijuana store. Arrested. Booked.
Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office - 09/01/15
Kelso, Wash - On 8-31-15 Cowlitz Sheriff Deputies were called to the marijuana dispensary called "Maranda's" to a report where a custody, John D. Roach, 40 yrs of Longview, who is a known customer entered the store and physically fought with the store employee over a jar of marijuana. During the struggle the store employee, Brenda Young, 49 years of Kelso, suffered bruises to her ribs and arm. Mr. Roach was not successful in getting the jar of marijuana away from the clerk during the struggle.

Ms. Young was not seriously injured.

The dispensary is located at 810A Westside Highway, just north of Kelso, Washington.

Deputies tracked down Mr. Roach and arrested him for Robbery 1st degree (Felony). He did admit that he did try to take the marijuana because even though he was prepared to pay for a small amount, he decided he wanted more when he got to the store.

We do not have video we are releasing at this time.
Community Forums in La Grande to discuss the vision for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities set for September 16 and 17
Oregon Department of Human Services - 09/01/15
The Office of Developmental Disability Services (ODDS) is hosting a Community Forum in La Grande to discuss the vision for the future of services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Ensuring the principles of self-determination is the core of our vision.

Who: People with intellectual and developmental disabilities who receive services and their families, as well as providers, Community Developmental Disability Programs (CDDPs) and Support Service Brokerages are encouraged to attend. (Brokerages provide services to eligible adults living in their own or their family's home to help them remain in their homes and be engaged in their communities.)

When: Wednesday, September 16 and Thursday September 17
For people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who receive services and their families: Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m.
For CDDPs, Brokerages and Providers: Thursday, Sept. 17, from 9 a.m. to noon

Where: The Center for Human Development, 2301 Cove Avenue, La Grande

What: There will be a short presentation followed by a group discussion. This is one in a series of Community Forums throughout the state.

For information about upcoming Community Forums: www.oregon.gov/dhs/DD/Documents/ODDS%20Statewide%20Community%20Forums%20Schedule.pdf.
For more information about the Office of Developmental Disabilities Services: www.oregon.gov/DHS/dd/Pages/index.aspx.

If you have a disability and need this document in another format, please send an email to DHS.Forms@state.or.us or contact the Office of Document Management at (503) 378-3523;
TTY at 503-378-3523.

To find the closest DHS office, go to www.oregon.gov/dhs or contact 211Info for help. You can contact 211Info by dialing 2-1-1, visiting 211info.org online, texting your zip code to 898211, or e-mailing to help@211info.org.
LSTA Advisory Council meeting at Oregon State Library, 9/14/15
Oregon State Library - 09/01/15
The Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Advisory Council will meet on September 14, 2015 at the Oregon State Library in Room 103 from 9:30 to 4:00. The Council will be reviewing the final reports of the 2014 LSTA competitive grants and making recommendations to the 2016 LSTA grant guidelines.

The LSTA Advisory Council has the primary responsibility for advising the State Library Board on the use of Federal funds appropriated under the Library Services and Technology Act. The Council is comprised of 13 members representing different types of libraries, and citizens representing various library user groups. Max Macias is the Council Chair. Open forum time is 11:00 pm, when any individual may address the LSTA Advisory Council.

For more information, contact Susan Westin, Program Manager, Library Development and Talking Book and Braille Library, (503) 378-5435 or Ann Reed, Federal Programs Coordinator, (503) 378-5027. Sign language interpretation will be provided if requested 48 hours before the meeting. Notice prior to 72 hours before the meeting is preferred. Alternate format handouts of meeting materials may also be requested prior to 72 hours before the meeting. Requests may be made to Ferol Weyand at (503) 378-2525.



Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Advisory Council
Oregon State Library - Conference Room 103
September 14, 2015
9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Agenda

9:30 Welcome and housekeeping

9:35 Review agenda and approve minutes from May 12, 2015 meeting

9:45 Review action items from May 12 meeting

Reed will get the entire packet and cover sheet to council 2 week prior to 9/14/15 meeting
Weible will provide council with list of attendees to the summit (DONE)
Reed will align the local and federal outcome based evaluations (WIP)
Reed will provide a rubric for evaluation review of grants for next meeting(done)

10:00 Review bylaws and make recommendation to board

10:15 Comments from MaryKay Dahlgreen, State Librarian

10:45 Review budget - Susan Westin, Program Manager

11:00 Open Forum

11:15 Review of final activity reports of FFY 2014 grants

12:00 Working Lunch

12:30 Continue review of final activity reports

1:30 Review of 2016 grant packet

2:15 Staff member ideas and proposals
o Digital Collections review and proposal

2:45 Elect new Chair, Vice-Chair, SDLAC representative

3:00 Presentation to departing members

3:10 Suggestions for new LSTA members
Open seats will be: Academic Library, Special Library, Public Library and Library User

3:20 Action Item Review

3:25 Review recommendations to State Library Board
(Meeting will be held on October 16, 2015 in Salem)

3:35 Meeting Review

3:45 Adjourn
Skyline Road S Street Opening Information
City of Salem - 09/01/15
Skyline Road S is scheduled to be reopened to traffic beginning Tuesday, September 8, 2015. Even though the street will be reopened, construction will continue on remaining items including sidewalks, driveways, final paving, striping, and landscaping. The 25 mile per hour speed limit will remain in effect until all work is completed at the end of October.

Motorists and pedestrians should use caution, as the remaining work will require lane closures on Skyline Road S. At times, flaggers will be present to control traffic and pedestrians. This will create traffic congestion within the area and motorists should expect delays. Because of expected congestion and delays, motorists may want to continue to use alternate routes.

This project was funded by the Keep Salem Moving! Streets and Bridges Bond, passed by Salem voters in November 2008.

Please contact Will Kuenzi, P.E., P.L.S., Project Manager, at 503-588-6211 or wkuenzi@cityofsalem.net for additional information.
Federal Court Ruling Provides Temporary Relief from WOTUS (Photo)
Oregon Cattlemen's Association - 09/01/15
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact Information:
Oregon Cattlemen's Association
Kayli Hanley
1320 Capitol St.
Salem, Ore. 97301
503-361-8941

SALEM, Ore., (9/1/2015) - The day before the rule was set to be implemented, a Federal Court ruling in North Dakota sided with the National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) and Oregon Cattlemen's Association, blocking the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineer's "waters of the United States" or WOTUS rule, which was set to take effect August 28. The court issued a preliminary injunction, which blocks the agencies from moving forward with their rule, stating it poses "irreparable harm." Cattlemen and women agree, and have argued this point for more than a year-and-a-half to the agencies, only to be pushed aside.

Under the guise of clarifying the Clean Water Act, the rule changed the definition of what would be considered a "water of the United States" and, as such, fell under federal jurisdiction. As it turns out, the new rule would apply to nearly all waters across the country with nearly no bounds. For Oregon, that would mean stock ponds, ditches, and potentially even puddles.

"In Oregon, where there is typically an abundance of rain, a rule this broad and ambiguous could bring unnecessary hardship to Oregon's ranching industry," Kayli Hanley, communication's director for the Oregon Cattlemen's Association said. "Oregon producers work hard to practice responsible water usage. This kind of a rule is like having an outside spectator come into the picture, ignore successful local initiatives, and say, 'we can do it better than you can.'"

NCBA Environmental Counsel Scott Yager explained that although the court's injunction is good news for cattle producers, there is still some uncertainty about the scope of the ruling.

"We believe the injunction applies nationally due to the language in North Dakota's order that halts implementation of the rule, which is a rule that's national in scope," said Yager. "However, EPA is taking a contrary position that it only applies to the 13 states in the case: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming."

He said the injunction could last until the court hears the merits of the case, but it could be lifted earlier if EPA succeeds in a challenge against the injunction.
"Since this type of injunction is largely unprecedented, I would advise caution in relying on it as members consider projects that might affect jurisdictional waters in the near future," said Yager. "However, this is a great victory and sets an important precedent moving forward. We will continue our push in Congress as well in the courts."

Earlier this year the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation with bi-partisan support which calls for the rule to be withdrawn. The Senate has a companion bill, S. 1140 The Federal Water Quality Protection Act, which has passed through the Environment and Public Works Committee and is awaiting further action. Yager said the Senate bill would require EPA to withdraw the rule and start over, this time with stakeholders at the table.

Jerome Rosa, executive director for Oregon Cattlemen's Association, heartily agrees that EPA needs to give the rule another go around. "Multiple aspects of the rule were prepared through a flawed rulemaking process," he said. "The WOTUS rule in its current state should be withdrawn due to lack of quality assessment and biased rulemaking process."

On July 24, 2015, the Oregon Cattlemen's Association, along with Washington, California and New Mexico Cattlemen's Associations, signed on to a lawsuit through Pacific Legal Foundation against the Environmental Protection Agency and their Waters of the United States rule.

NCBA and Oregon Cattlemen's Association are calling for cattlemen and women to contact their senators to express support for Senate Bill 1140. The two groups are also encouraging members to send letters to the White House, urging the Administration to end this land grab and rewrite the problematic WOTUS rule. To send letters, visit BeefUSA.org and click on the "Ditch the Rule" tab.

The Oregon Cattlemen's Association was founded in 1913 and works to promote environmentally and socially sound industry practices, improve and strengthen the economics of the industry, and protect its industry communities and private property rights.

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Vancouver Police ready for the new school year beginning Sept 2 (Photo)
Vancouver Police Dept. - 09/01/15
Vancouver, Wash. - On September 2, 2015, schools starts in both the Vancouver and Evergreen School Districts. Vancouver Police will begin conducting extra enforcement in-and-around schools as part of the start of the school year.

As a reminder, school zones may be active before and after school, as well as during midday times, and drivers should always anticipate a school zone to be active. Please leave extra time if needed to allow for the slower speeds required in the zones. Also, school zone speed isn't the only thing police focus on this time of year; there are a variety of laws that drivers, pedestrians and bicycle riders need to be aware of that are also being enforced.

Here are some reminders to make sure the school year starts off safe:

Speed in school zones is 20 m.p.h.
Obey all crosswalk signals (both pedestrians and drivers) and crossing guards.
Drivers must stop, and must not pass, a school bus with paddles out.
No texting, talking and driving.
Don't walk and use a device. Distracted walking is responsible for thousands of
injuries and even deaths each year.
All occupants of a vehicle must wear a seat belt and kids must be in an appropriate
car seat or booster seat. Kids under 13 years of age must ride in the back seat.
Everyone (adults included) riding a bike, skateboard, scooter, or roller blades, must
wear a bike helmet. Vancouver has a helmet ordinance.

The Vancouver Police Department cares about the safety of everyone in our community and will be increasing enforcement efforts in-and-around schools as the new school years begins. However, it's up to each of us to incorporate safe practices into our routines.

For more information about safety please visit us online:
Traffic Safety http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/traffic-safety
Child Passenger Safety http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/child-passenger-safety
Bicyclist Safety http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/bicyclist-safety



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The Vancouver Police Department is seeking applicants for Entry and Lateral Police Officers. If you are interested in a career with us, visit http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/careers.


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Bikeways groups to meet Sept. 23 in Klamath Falls
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 09/01/15
The rating subcommittee of the State Scenic Bikeway Committee will meet with the applicants of the Volcanic Legacy Proposed Bikeway from 3-4 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Discover Klamath Conference room in the South Portal Building, 205 Riverside Drive, in Klamath Falls. The meeting is open to the public. Anyone attending can ask questions or give comments.

The subcommittee will field rate the proposed Scenic Bikeway on Sept. 24. The trip will be conducted by bicycle, and while the route is open to the public, ride support is provided for committee members and staff only. Comments on the route will not be taken during the field rating ride. A map of the proposed bikeway can be found at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/7276033

There are 14 designated State Scenic Bikeways in Oregon. The State Scenic Bikeway Committee periodically accepts applications and rates the routes based on a variety of factors including scenic value, strength of the local proponent group, and support of governing bodies for all road jurisdictions. This rating trip and meeting is one of the first steps towards possible designation, which can take up to several years to complete. A chart of the designation process can be viewed at http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/BIKE/docs/Designationprocess.pdf

A link to all the designated Bikeways can be found at www.OregonScenicBikeways.org More information about the meeting and rating trip is available from bikeways program coordinator Alex Phillips at 503-986-0631 or alex.phillips@oregon.gov

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Governor Brown proclaims September National Preparedness Month (Photo)
Oregon Office of Emergency Management - 09/01/15
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Oregon Governor Kate Brown has issued a Governor's Proclamation announcing September to be National Preparedness Month in Oregon. The proclamation encourages all Oregonians to join in observance and learn about ways to prepare for all types of emergencies.

The proclamation also states that the Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has made it a top priority to conduct outreach and educate the citizens of Oregon on the importance of preparing for emergencies.

With September being the 12th Annual National Preparedness Month, public safety agencies are busy working on a number of events to ensure that their communities are educated, informed and ready to face any type of crisis.

OEM is endorsing an online social media game called the 30 Days, 30 Ways Preparedness Challenge at www.30days30ways.com, as well as the 2nd Annual Race the Wave 5/10k run, walk and roll in Cannon Beach, Ore., Sept. 13. Participants will follow a tsunami route to a preparedness fair with giveaways. You can register at: https://endurancecui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?e=19612053. Oregonians are also encouraged to register for Oregon's largest earthquake drill, the Great Oregon ShakeOut at http://shakeout.org/oregon/.

"Preparedness Month is a great opportunity to highlight how important it is for Oregonians to be prepared for emergencies," said OEM Direction Andrew Phelps. "Individual and family preparedness is going to help save lives and property on our worst day."

Visit http://www.oregon.gov/OMD/OEM for information about emergency management programs in Oregon or www.Ready.gov to learn more about the risks facing communities, and learn more about how you can prepare.


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Linda Flood, a 2nd grade teacher at Candaleria Elementary School in Salem, Ore., holds a sign showing all of her students are accounted for during a past Great Oregon Shakeout earthquake drill. (Oregon Office of Emergency Management photo by Cory E. Grogan)

Preparedness Month Proclamation
The 2015 Preparedness Month Proclamation signed by Oregon Governor Kate Brown urges Oregonians to join in observance of September as National Preparedness Month in Oregon.
(Oregon Office of Emergency Management photo by Cory E. Grogan)


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Police Bureau Seeks Public's Input on Directives (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 09/01/15
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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. At the beginning of the month the Bureau will post Directives for public review and ask for comments.

Currently, the Bureau is asking for the community's feedback regarding the following Directives:

630.23, Reserve Officer Program
630.25, Cadet Program
640.12, Uniform Member Follow Up
640.35, Abuse of Elderly/Persons with Disabilities
825.00, Domestic Violence, Arrests, and Restraining Orders
825.10, Member Involved Domestic Violence
860.10, Traffic Citations and Arrests
1230.20, Parking of Bureau Vehicles
1245.00, Vehicles, Off-Duty Use by Authorized Members

Community members are encouraged to read the Directives and provide drafting comments at:
http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/59757 This webpage also enables community members to sign up for email notifications when new Directives are posted and access the Directives Project review schedule.

These Directives will remain posted and comments collected from Tuesday, September 1, 2015, through Wednesday, September 30, 2015.

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What's ahead for Vancouver Public Schools in 2015-16
Vancouver Sch. Dist. - 09/01/15
Opening day
Vancouver Public Schools will begin the 2015-16 school year on Wednesday, Sept. 2.

Enrollment
The projected enrollment is 22,696 students in kindergarten through 12th grade. This projection does not anticipate a significant change in enrollment from the number of full-time equivalent students during the 2014-15 school year.

New educators
Approximately 183 new teachers, counselors, psychologists and other certificated staff members are joining district schools this year. This represents an increase in hiring over the previous school year.

Technology
Vancouver Public Schools' rollout of one-to-one technology to students and instructional staff members will continue this fall as students at Columbia River, Fort Vancouver, Hudson's Bay and Skyview high schools begin using iPads. Fifth-grade teachers will receive devices to prepare for a deployment of one-to-one tech to their students in the 2016-17 school year. Secondary schools also will begin using Canvas, a learning management system.

Patron tours
Superintendent Steve Webb will host three free patron tours for anyone interested in learning more about the district and seeing schools firsthand. The tour on Oct. 30, 2015, will feature Walnut Grove and Marshall elementary schools. The Jan. 22, 2016, tour will take visitors to King Elementary School and Vancouver School of Arts and Academics. On March 25, 2016, visitors will have a chance to spend time at Columbia River High School and Discovery Middle School. Each tour is from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and includes an optional $4 lunch prepared by culinary arts students from Fort Vancouver High School. For more information, go to http://vansd.org/visit-vps . Advance registration is required; call 360-313-4720 or email susan.knable@vansd.org .

Family-Community Resource Centers
The district's FCRCs provide services and information about community resources to address the broad range of student and family needs. Sarah J. Anderson, Marshall and Walnut Grove elementary schools will welcome new FCRCs in fall 2015, bringing the district total to 16.

The district also recently launched a mobile FCRC. The mobile FCRC will serve schools without onsite FCRCs, as well as travel around the city to provide support to kids and families at school events, at resource fairs and in underserved neighborhoods.

Bond and levy
If approved by the district's board of directors, a bond measure and levy could be on the ballot in early February 2016. The bond would fund school upgrades and replace several of the district's oldest schools in order to create an equitable learning environment where every child can prepare for a successful future. The levy would provide local funding for basic education and help maintain current programs and services. For more information, visit http://vansd.org/ourfuture .
Dive into Pooch Plunge, Bark in the Park at the Marshall Center Sept. 6
City of Vancouver - 09/01/15
Vancouver, Wash. - On Sunday, Sept. 6, the City of Vancouver's Marshall Community Center and Marshall Park will be transformed into a doggy wonderland with a day-long Pooch Plunge and Bark in the Park event.

The third annual Pooch Plunge at Marshall Pool is sponsored by Canine Utopia. It begins at 10:30 a.m. with five one-hour swims throughout the day. Each swim will be open to 50 dogs with pre-registration is available for 25 of the 50 spots per swim. Available swim times are:

10:30-11:30 a.m.
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
1-2 p.m.
2:15-3:15 p.m.
3:30-4:30 p.m.

The cost to swim is $10 per dog. To pre-register, dog owners must stop by the Marshall Community Center (1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd.) during regular business hours to sign a waiver. Lifeguards will be on duty at the pool to keep everyone safe. Dog owners will not be allowed in the pool. All dogs must be dog and people friendly and owners are responsible for cleaning up after their own dogs.

Bark in the Park with DOGPAW
New this year is Bark in the Park with the Dog Owners' Group for Park Access in Washington (DOGPAW). Located inside Marshall Park, this free canine carnival goes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature K9 police demonstrations, the Fourth Annual K9 Fashion Show, fly ball demonstrations, dog agility course demonstrations and music. Delicious food truck grub also will be available for sale from Esoteric BBQ and Ingrid's Good Street Food.

After the Pooch Plunge event, the City will temporarily close the Marshall Pool for two weeks for annual maintenance. All the water will be drained directly to the sewer system and will not go through the pool filtering system. The pool will then be thoroughly cleaned before it is reopened for public use on Sept. 21.

For more information about this event, please visit www.cityofvancouver.us/poochplunge. For more information about the Marshall Community Center, including operating hours, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/mcc. For more information about DOGPAW, visit www.clarkdogpaw.org.

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Idanha Mayor Arrested for Possession of Meth (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/31/15
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Two Idanha men were stopped last night for a traffic violation by Deputies on Main Street near High Street in Jefferson. The Mayor of Idanha and driver of the car, Cletus Moore, age 68 and his passenger Christopher Kosack, age 39, were both arrested after Deputies allege they found what appeared to be methamphetamine on both men.


The meth was found during an inventory search of the vehicle after Deputies towed the car for driving uninsured. Both Moore and Kosack admitted to driving to Jefferson to purchase methamphetamine. After their arrest both men were taken to the Marion County Jail where they were later released and set to appear in court on September 28th at 9:30 a.m. at the Circuit Court Annex.


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Finalist Selected for Next Chief Executive at City of Salem (Oregon)
City of Salem - 08/31/15
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: Monday, August 31, 2015

CONTACT: Mina Hanssen, Human Resources Director, City of Salem
503-588-6162 | mhanssen@cityofsalem.net

Finalist Selected for Next Chief Executive at City of Salem (Oregon)

Salem has named its finalist for the City's chief executive position. Following interviews on August 24th and 25th with three separate panels including the City Council, an executive management panel, and community partners from business, government higher education and industry, the Council moved candidate Steve Powers forward to the final stage of the process. Steve Powers currently serves as the City Administrator in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Mayor Peterson spoke of Powers as a "highly professional city manager who has charted a very clear course in his career. His preparation for this position makes him an excellent match for a city of our size and complexity. If we proceed in making an offer, we can feel confident that we are bringing a very solid, highly qualified professional to the work facing our community."

The final stage of the process includes additional background and reference checks, and an offer of employment. Assuming successful completion of these final stages of due diligence and acceptance of an offer, Mayor Peterson will recommend Powers for appointment at the September 14, 2015 City Council meeting. The new City Manager could step into the role as early as late fall.

City Manager Role
The City Manager is appointed by the City Council to serve as the chief executive officer of the City and the executive director of both the Urban Renewal Agency and the Salem Housing Authority. The City Manager works in collaboration with the Mayor and City Council to implement Council policy and direction and is responsible for all aspects of City operations including a $522.8 million budget, nine departments and more than 1,360 staff.

Mayor Anna Peterson has previously emphasized the importance of the City's chief executive position stating that the selection of the City Manager would be the "most important decision the Council will make."

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Update: Newberg-Dundee Police Department Assessment
Newberg-Dundee Police Dept. - 08/31/15
PRESS RELEASE 15


TO: Flash Alert
DATE: August 31, 2015

Update: Newberg-Dundee Police Department Assessment

The City of Newberg has chosen Strategic Policy Partnership, LLC to perform the assessment of the Newberg-Dundee Police Department, beginning in late September 2015. The study is expected to be concluded by mid-November.

The Strategic Policy Partnership, LLC is a nationally prominent, Massachusetts-based, firm providing managerial assistance to Federal, state and local governments, with a particular emphasis on policing strategy, operations and costs. The firm provides a wide range of services, including agency audits and reviews, performance management systems design, executive recruitment and selection, resource allocation analyses, policy development, strategic planning and organizational design, management training and transition coordination. Much of the firm's work focuses on providing assistance to communities and their governments (and police agencies) in addressing challenging situations. As well as, undertaking reviews and audits of police agencies to assist them in identifying best practices they should consider in improving their organizational effectiveness.

Dr. Craig Fraser and Mr. William Tegeler will be the consultants doing the study. Dr. Fraser has conducted over 250 studies of police agencies, across the country, of both large and small departments. Fraser has conducted studies in Corvallis, Eugene, Medford and Ashland. Mr. Tegeler after a long career in Southern California law enforcement, retiring as commander with the Santa Ana police department has been consulting and training with departments for more than 10 years. (Dr. Fraser's and Mr. Tegeler's resumes are attached to this press release.)

Each member of the department will be given an opportunity to have a private, confidential interview. The interviews will focus on both the strengths of the Newberg Police Department and areas where improvements might be made to enhance organizational effectiveness.

Active Aging Week
City of Tualatin - 08/31/15
Active Aging Week is Sunday, September 27 through Saturday, October 3, 2015!

Active Aging Week, the annual health promotion event for adults over 50 years organized by International Council on Active Aging(R), will be held from Sunday, Sept. 27 - Saturday, Oct 3, 2015.

The City of Tualatin will hold FREE program(s) for older adults during Active Aging Week. A schedule of activities will be released soon.

Active Aging Week was initiated by the International Council on Active Aging to promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle on a national scale. During the week, organizations provide single or multiple activities, free to older adults, to share the active-aging message and showcase their age-friendly wellness programs. The goal of Active Aging Week is to give as many older adults as possible the means to experience activities and exercise in a safe, friendly and fun atmosphere.


Attached Media Files: 2015-08/3053/87456/2015Active_Aging_Week-Presee_Release#1.pdf
Eola Drive NW Street Reopening Information
City of Salem - 08/31/15
Eola Drive NW is scheduled to be reopened to traffic beginning Friday, September 4, 2015. Even though the street will be reopened, construction will continue on remaining items including final paving, striping, and landscaping. The 25 mph speed limit will remain in effect until all work is completed at the end of October.

Motorists and pedestrians should use caution, as the remaining work will require lane closures on Eola Drive NW. At times, flaggers will be present to control traffic and pedestrians. This will create traffic congestion within the area and motorists should expect delays. Because of expected congestion and delays, motorists may want to continue to use alternate routes.

This project was funded by savings from the Keep Salem Moving! Streets and Bridges Bond, passed by Salem voters in November 2008.

Please contact Aaron Edelman, P.E., Project Manager, at 503-588-6211 or aedelman@cityofsalem.net for additional information.
Cornelius Schools Open with Traffic Changes (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/31/15
New School Zone Photo
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August 31, 2015--Washington County Sheriff's Deputies serving the city of Cornelius, reminds drivers that all Cornelius Schools will be back in session September 1st.

The Cornelius Police Department asks everyone to be safe and extra cautious as schools begin Tuesday. There has been a new flashing speed advisory sign (photo inset) placed on North Adair in front of Cornelius Elementary school. Drivers need to pay attention and watch for all school zone flashing lights and signs advising the busiest times for children to be present. Drivers should also be alert for school buses to stop often and unexpectedly.

Children are the least predictable pedestrians and the most difficult to see. Take extra care to look out for children not only in school zones, but also in residential areas, playgrounds and parks. Many children ride their bicycle to school and may be in the roadway, sidewalk or behind a vehicle as it backs out of a driveway.

Every year Washington County Sheriff's Deputies respond to complaints of speeding drivers in school zones. A number of the speeding drivers are parents dropping their children off at school. Plan ahead and expect traffic delays around all schools, especially during the first week. Drivers are reminded to stop behind the crosswalk and not obstruct the designated area causing children to walk around their vehicle.

Drivers are cautioned that speeding in a school zone doubles the presumptive fine.


Attached Media Files: New School Zone Photo
125 Additional Soldiers from the Oregon National Guard Depart DPSST for Fire Lines (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 08/31/15
Oregon National Guard OPSA Departure
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This morning just after 8:00 am, 125 additional members of the Oregon National Guard departed from the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem after completing a week of wildland firefighter training. This third group of 125, from the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team based at Camp Withycombe in Clackamas, is in route to the Grizzly Bear Fire.

This deployment was ordered by Governor Kate Brown under "Op Plan Smokey" to support the efforts of the Oregon Department of Forestry. "Op Plan Smokey" is an agreement that has been in place for many years that allows the Oregon National Guard to support wildland firefighting efforts when all other public and private resources are depleted. When "Op Plan Smokey" is activated the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) provides wildfire training for the Oregon National Guard in partnership with the Oregon Department of Forestry.

Their week of basic fire training included two courses needed for qualification as a wildland firefighter by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group, S-130 Firefighter Training and S-190 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior. The training cadre included seasoned fire instructors from the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST), Oregon Department of Forestry and Oregon Military Department.

This group, along with 250 other Airmen and Soldiers from the Oregon National Guard deployed under Op Plan Smokey completed the basic wildland fire training course required of all (public and private) firefighters in the United States before they can work on the fire lines. The training included a variety of topics including fire behavior, incident command, watch outs, fire orders, fire shelters, hazards, terminology, use of water, mop up/securing line, communications, suppression, and others. Today's ten-hour, hands-on, field day conclusion included pumps, hose lays, hand line construction, mop-up(wet), mop-up (dry), and engines.


# Background Information about the Board and Department #

The Board consists of 24 members representing city, county and state public safety professionals representing each of the disciplines (police, fire, 9-1-1, corrections, private security), and a private citizen appointed by the Governor. The current Board Chair is Chief Kent Barker of the City of Tualatin Police Department. The Board includes administrators as well as non-management representatives from statewide organizations. The Board represents more than 40,000 public safety professionals and establishes minimum standards for the training and certification of city, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security/private investigator providers, and makes determinations on waiver requests. The Board is supported by six policy committees and a number of sub-committees representing the public safety disciplines, which provide technical expertise and serve as vital links to public safety organizations. The Board operates in close partnership with the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST).

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) implements minimum standards established by the Board for training and certification of city, county, tribal 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 20,000 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. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director of DPSST.


Attached Media Files: Oregon National Guard OPSA Departure , Oregon National Guard OPSA Departure , Oregon National Guard OPSA Departure , Oregon National Guard OPSA Departure
Fire Sprinkler Limits Damage in Tigard Apartment (Photo)
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 08/31/15
Tigard apartment
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On Friday evening at 7:38 p.m., firefighters responded to an automatic commercial fire alarm at the Summer Creek Apartments in Tigard. First-arriving firefighters found that a single fire sprinkler head had activated and extinguished a small fire caused by a candle on the floor. In the absence of the fire sprinkler, firefighters would have had to use a lot more water to fight the fire and the amount of smoke would have put the tenant and their neighbors at risk. Instead, fire damage was isolated to the area of origin and the single occupant and his dog were evacuated and assisted by Red Cross.

Fire Investigator Drew DeBois said states, "Without activation of the sprinkler head and a properly maintained fire sprinkler system, there could have been a tragic outcome. When a building has a fire sprinkler system - residential or commercial - the likelihood of life-threatening injuries and costly damage is dramatically reduced."

To learn more about fire sprinkler systems, visit http://www.tvfr.com/index.aspx?nid=144. To learn more about one country's new law requiring fire sprinklers in all homes, visit http://f.e.nfpa.org/i/26/2086012716/20150826_fsi_allstaff.html


Attached Media Files: Tigard apartment
Public Health Advisory Board meets September 11 in Portland
Oregon Health Authority - 08/31/15
August 31, 2015

Program contact: Brittany Sande, 971-673-1291; brittany.a.sande@state.or.us

What: The Public Health Advisory Board's quarterly public meeting

Agenda: Announcements; approval of December 2014, March and June 2015 minutes; Public Health Division update; State Health Improvement Plan; Public Health Modernization.

When: Friday, Sept. 11, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A 15-minute public comment period is at noon; all comments are limited to three minutes. The final 15 minutes will be for preparation for the December PHAB meeting, including discussing the December agenda.

Where: Portland State Office Building, Room 1B, 800 NE Oregon St., Portland.

Oregon's Public Health Advisory Board advises the Oregon Health Authority on policy matters related to public health programs, reviews statewide public health issues and participates in public health policy development.

The meeting site is accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals may request alternate formats, sign language interpreters, physical accessibility, or other reasonable accommodation by contacting Brittany Sande at 971-673-1291 or brittany.a.sande@state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.

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National prepardness month
Clackamas Fire Dist. #1 - 08/31/15
attached are some of the seminars being offered here at Clackamas Fire in September for National preparedness month. Along with the seminars our Emergency manager has a 30 days 30 ways campaign along with information everyday on our Facebook page. If you would like more information or want to do a story get ahold of me at the information below.


Attached Media Files: 2015-08/799/87451/September_is_National_Preparedness_Month_Seminar_Flier.pdf
** UPDATE 8/31/15 ** Several Displaced in Early Morning Beaverton Fire (Photo)
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 08/31/15
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A fire investigator determined the area of origin of the fire was the exterior patio courtyard area along the east side of the building. The exact cause of the fire was not determined, however credible ignition sources found in the vicinity included a charcoal BBQ, propane BBQ, propane crab pot-turkey fryer, as well as a known smoker in one of the units that adjoined our area of interest.

The fire climbed the exterior wall fracturing multiple windows, which in turn provided for interior fire spread. In addition, flames extended to the attic space early during the event through the attic vents along the roof eaves resulting in approximately 70% of the roof being consumed in the fire. Damage is extensive throughout and the building appears to be a total loss.

For summer safety tips, including barbecue safety please visit http://www.tvfr.com/DocumentCenter/View/741

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At 1:02am TVF&R Firefighters were dispatched to a report of a fire in Beaverton on SW 125th off of SW Hall Blvd. On arrival crews found heavy fire coming from several units of the apartment building and immediately called for a 2nd alarm to bring additional resources to the scene. Firefighters pulled water lines to all corners of the structure and attacked the fire from the exterior. Due to sheer amount of fire, crews continued a defensive attack until the bulk of the flames were extinguished. A search of the structure by firefighters found no one inside.

The apartments were not equipped with residential sprinklers, which were not required at the time the structure was built. A fire investigator is on scene to determine fire cause and origin.

Approximately 10 people were displaced by the fire and being assisted by Red Cross.


Attached Media Files: 2015-08/1214/87425/1.JPG , Exterior of building , Fire operations , Fire Damage
Cowlitz Sheriff investigating report of a picketer being struck at the Kaptsone strike site.
Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/31/15
On 8-30-15 at about 7:00 p.m. The Cowlitz Sheriff's Office is investigating an incident where a man who was picketing at the Kapstone Plant reported he was struck by a vehicle leaving the plant site. Deputies have interviewed several people including the driver of the vehicle and the man who was reportedly struck.

Members of the AWPPW union and the Kaptstone company video took video of the incident. Kapstone has released a copy of their video to the Sheriff's Office. The AWPPW is holding off on releasing their video's until they have been cleared by their attorney.

The driver said that pickets stood in front of his truck and started hitting his truck with their picket signs as he tried to leave the plant site and he was in fear of being harmed so he left the area and then called 911 to report the event.

The Driver is: Derek L Knight, 35 yrs of Coy Alabama.

The Picketer is: Steve W Blanchard, 36yrs, of St. Helen's Oregon.

Mr. Blanchard said that while he was walking the picket line, the truck bumped him and then accelerated. He said that he was right in front of the truck and he was "thrown" across the road. He was taken to St. John Hospital but was reportedly released without treatment.

The investigation is continuing. If anyone has any information, or video, or pictures the Sheriff's Office is asking that you bring them to the office. You can also email them to sheriff@co.cowlitz.wa.us but the person who send's anything my email must provide your contact information for us to follow up with you in order for us to be able to use the information provided.

The Sheriff's Office will not be releasing any video, or pictures since it is an active investigation. We will not be commenting on the nature of injuries of Mr. Blanchard's injuries. If there are medical reports, we will review them when they are available.


Sheriff Nelson and CCD Rosenzweig met with leadership members of AWPPW and Kapstone this morning and stressed the importance of safety. The greatest risk of injury is when people walk or stand in front of moving vehicles; this is particularly hazardous when done where no crosswalks exists such as at the Kapstone site.

We will send out a updated media release when the investigation is concluded.
All aboard for "A Tropical Holiday Tour" at Luepke Center Sept. 10, 11 (Photo)
City of Vancouver - 08/31/15
Group Photo of Young at Heart Senior Theater Club performers
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Vancouver, Wash. - The stage at the Luepke Senior Center will be transformed into a cruise ship Sept. 10 and 11 when Vancouver Parks and Recreation's 50 and Better Young At Heart (YAH!) Senior Theatre Club presents their musical performance "Still Cruisin' Along ... A Tropical Holiday Tour."

The YAH! Senior Theatre Club stays young at heart through music and dance and have staged different public productions each year at the Luepke Senior Center. This year, they invite you come aboard for a tropical holiday tour you won't forget, featuring the popular songs "Sea Cruise," "Jamaica Farewell," "Bali Ha'i," "Rum and Coca Cola" and many more.

"Still Cruisin' Along ... A Tropical Holiday Tour" will have three public performances at the Luepke Senior Center, 1009 E McLoughlin Blvd. in Vancouver:

6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10
10:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 11
6:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11

Admission is $5 per person, except for the 10:30 a.m. show on Friday, Sept. 11, which is free. YAH! will also be selling raffle tickets for a chance to win special gift baskets at the performances for $1 each or six for $5.

The 50 and Better YAH Senior Theatre Club is open to all theatre, song and dance lovers over the age of 50. The club meets once a week from early June to late August at the Luepke Senior Center and holds a public performance at the end of each summer.

For more information about the performance, or the YAH Senior Theatre Club, please contact Kelly Lund at the Luepke Senior Center at 360-487-7055.

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Attached Media Files: Group Photo of Young at Heart Senior Theater Club performers
Portland Fire & Rescue Cuts Trapped Driver out of Van (Photo)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 08/31/15
Traffic Accident
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At 7:33 am, Portland Fire & Rescue responded to a traffic accident at SE 139th Avenue and SE Division Street. When fire crews arrived, they found the driver of a van pinned inside. Crews were able to cut the side of the van open. This allowed crews to free the patient who was transported to a local hospital. The cause of the accident is unknown at this time.


Attached Media Files: Traffic Accident
Portland Fire & Rescue Responds to House Fire in SE Portland (Photo)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 08/31/15
SE House Fire
SE House Fire
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Portland Fire & Rescue responded to a house fire at 2631 SE 133rd Avenue this morning at 10:30 am. When fire crews arrived, they found a shed, part of a large tree and the back of the house on fire. Crews quickly started putting water on the fire and making sure that everyone had gotten out of the house. The fire was stopped from getting into the attic, but part of the back of the house and the entire shed was damaged. The fire was under control by 10:42 am.

The cause of the fire was deemed to be an unattended candle in the shed. The extent of the damage loss is still to be determined.

No one was injured during this fire.

Portland Fire & Rescue reminds all our neighbors to not leave candles unattended. And blow them out before you go out.


Attached Media Files: SE House Fire , SE House Fire
School Flashing Beacon Testing
City of Salem - 08/31/15
The mornings of Tuesday, September 1, and Wednesday, September 2, 2015, the City will be testing the operation of all school speed zone flashing beacons in the cities of Salem and Keizer. Please follow the 20 mph speed limit while the school speed zone flashing beacons are in operation.
Not Too Late to Join Evergreen Habitat for Humanity at 11th Annual 'Raising the Roof' Benefit Breakfast (Photo)
Evergreen Habitat for Humanity - 08/31/15
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What: 'Raising the Roof' Benefit Breakfast
When: September 9th, 2015
Where: Hilton, 301 W 6th St Vancouver, WA

Evergreen Habitat for Humanity's Annual 'Raising the Roof' fundraising breakfast, which has helped to fund the dreams of families and homeownership in Clark County for the last 11 years would like to invite you to this special event!

Help Habitat build hope by joining us at our most inspirational event of the year. Help us spread our mission and 'Raise the Roof' on homes for families in need. Our complimentary benefit breakfast will be held at the Hilton of Vancouver on Wednesday September 9th at 7:30 am. This hour long program is your chance to hear what Habitat will be working on in the upcoming year and hear directly from families on how our program has changed their lives.

Jim Mains and Gary Bock will be emceeing the event with Carla, Feltz, Family Community Resource and Engagement Coordinator at Washington Elementary, as the keynote speaker. Feltz provides support to children and their families with crisis intervention, working to meet their basic needs, and connect them with their needed community resources. She also coordinates programs which promote family engagement. Carla is passionate about helping families overcome the barriers of poverty. She has championed efforts to develop and coordinate children and community outreach programs.

We will also be honoring our award recipients. This year, the Ray Johnson Award will go to Linda Reid. Linda has over 35 years of experience in banking and is currently employed with US Bank as the Vice President, Client Manager. Linda is a very active member in the community. In addition to being a board member for Evergreen Habitat for Humanity, as well as past board President, she serves on the Boards for Vancouver's Downtown Association, WSU MAP Advisory Board, Leadership Clark County, Ducks Unlimited and serves as Board President of the Clark County Mural Society.

The Volunteer of the Year Award will go to Dennis Mathews. Dennis Mathews is retired from his 38-year career in public education. Before coming to education, he spent one year with the Third Marine's Medical Division in Vietnam. In October 2012, Dennis started volunteering with Evergreen Habitat for Humanity. In 2014 Dennis participated in EHFH's Global Village trip to San Marcos, Guatemala. In May 2015, Dennis had another opportunity to give back as he joined other Vietnam veterans with Habitat's Veterans' Build in My Tho, Vietnam. Dennis sometimes spends 2-3 days a week with EHFH.

The Community Partner of the Year Award will go to the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington. The Community Foundation for Southwest Washington cultivates, celebrates and sustains all forms of charitable giving in southwest Washington to help strengthen the region for today and tomorrow. They connect people who care with causes that matter, in order to do more good with the resources available. Longtime supporters of Evergreen Habitat for Humanity, the Community Foundation has been instrumental in expanding our capacity to serve more families in Clark County.

Help us celebrate the amazing work our community has done this past year!

For more information on the 'Raising the Roof' breakfast and to be a RSVP, please contact Melissa at 360-737-1759 or melissa@ehfh.org


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Deputies Recover Stolen ATV's Taken in Rash of Thefts (Photo)
Yamhill Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/31/15
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On August 18th, Yamhill County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a trespass in progress in the 24000 block of Mt. Richmond Road in rural Yamhill. A property owner had discovered someone on the premises and called for assistance. Deputies arrived and detained Andrew Ryan Richter, 25, of South Road in rural Yamhill. An additional subject was located on the property, hiding under a motorhome. He was identified as Richard Wayne Oster, 24, of May Yocum Road in rural Sheridan.

A theft of an ATV had occurred on the adjacent property the day prior. Follow up investigation led deputies to connect that theft to the same two suspects, as well as an additional ATV theft that had occurred on Turner Creek Road that same day. Both ATV's were recovered by YCSO deputies.

Suspecting the two subjects may be involved in additional ATV thefts, deputies went to Oster's address on May Yocum Road. They located and recovered a stolen ATV at that location that was connected to an August 12th theft that occurred on Deer Creek Flats Road in rural McMinnville. Parts had been removed from that ATV, and it had been repainted in an effort to conceal it.

Both Richter and Oster have been lodged in the Yamhill County Jail on the following charges:

Theft I
Theft III
Burglary II
Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle (two counts)

Richter and Oster currently have a bail set at $37,500. Additional charges are expected in the investigation. Richter is also being held on a Washington County hold that is unrelated to the thefts.

Sheriff Svenson praised the awareness of the resident and his quick request for law enforcement. "Taking ownership in your neighborhood is so important nowadays. Thanks to the awareness of this particular caller, deputies were able to make arrests that affected many more people. I'm proud that our folks took the initiative to follow up and connect these suspects to additional cases. Based on this we were able to recover these vehicles and get them returned to their proper owners."

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Sgt. Brian Young at 503-434-7506 or youngb@co.yamhill.or.us


Attached Media Files: Oster , Richter
Salem Police Participating In Traffic Safety Campaign
Salem Police Dept. - 08/31/15
The Salem Police Department is participating in the third of three traffic enforcement campaigns. The campaign began on August 24 and will run through September 6. The increased patrols are during the daylight hours for the purpose of enforcing seatbelt, child restraint violations and cell phone use.

The overtime patrols will be funded by the Oregon Safety Belt Overtime Campaign, a statewide selective traffic enforcement program that uses Federal funding from the US Department of Transportation. The goal of the campaign is to reduce the number of motor vehicle related deaths and injuries by increasing the public awareness of laws regarding the three most prevalent factors contributing to traffic crash injuries: safety restraint use, speed, and impaired drivers.

A statewide observation survey in June 2014 found 98% percent of Oregon's motoring public routinely using safety belts. However, ODOT crash data revealed a seatbelt use rate of only 62% among those killed in crashes last year. Among those killed or injured were 938 child passengers under the age of eight and a third of these were riding unrestrained or in the wrong type of safety restraint for their size. Child car seats reduce the likelihood of infants under 1 year old of being killed in a crash by 71% and the fatal risk for toddlers aged 1 to 4 by 54%.

The Salem Police Department along with the Oregon Department of Transportation encourages all drivers and passengers to make a conscious effort to use their safety belts at all times when traveling in a motor vehicle, regardless of the distance traveled. We are also encouraging the proper use of child safety seats and restraints.

For assistance with child seats, refer to the seat manufacturer's instructions, vehicle owner's manual, or your local child seat fitting station. A list of fitting stations can be found at: http://www.nhtsa.gov/apps/cps/index.htm or at http://oregonimpact.org/car-seat-resources/
Beaverton Celebrates Welcoming Week September 12 through 20
City of Beaverton - 08/31/15
BEAVERTON, Ore. - During the week of Sept. 12 through Sept. 20, the City of Beaverton will celebrate National Welcoming Week with a variety of events and activities. In April, the city council approved a resolution to declare Beaverton a Welcoming City and member of the National Welcoming Cities and Counties Initiative.


"In Beaverton, one in four residents was born outside the U.S.," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "We are proud to be a part of National Welcoming Week and show that Beaverton values our diversity and is an inclusive place."


Local activities include:


Beaverton Night Market. Saturday, Sept. 12 from 5 to 10 p.m. at The Round (12600 SW Crescent Dr).
An open air night market featuring food, crafts, and cultural performances from places around the world.


Naturalization Ceremony. Monday, Sept. 14 from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Beaverton City Library (12375 SW 5th St)
A naturalization ceremony presented by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The USCIS Portland Field Office Director will administer the oath of allegiance to 52 local immigrants from 29 nations.


Citizenship Corner Open House. Tuesday, Sept. 15 from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Beaverton City Library (12375 SW 5th St)
Check out the resources at the World Languages room at the Beaverton City Library for studying for citizenship/naturalization tests.


Human Rights Advisory Commission Cultural Conversations. Thursday, Sept. 17 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Beaverton Building, City Hall Council Chambers (12725 SW Millikan Way)
A panel of speakers will share their experiences of immigration to the U.S.


LESTA "Cuentos y Canciones" (Stories & Songs). Saturday, Sept. 19 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Vose Elementary School (11350 SW Denney Rd)
Learn English/Spanish Through The Arts. Families are invited to attend this bilingual musical theater performance by Cyndi Turtledove. Audience participation is encouraged.


These free events are open to the public. For complete event descriptions and more information, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/WelcomingWeek.


Welcoming Cities and Counties (WCC) is a national initiative focused on supporting immigrant integration strategies at the local level. Beaverton is the first Oregon city to join the initiative. WCC emphasizes the importance of engaging both foreign-born and long-time residents in this effort in order to strengthen relationships, cross-cultural understanding and collective economic vitality. The City of Beaverton was honored by the National League of Cities (NLC) on March 9, 2015, for enhancing and promoting cultural diversity. The city tied for first place with Cupertino, California, in the City Cultural Diversity Awards for the population category 25,001 - 100,000.The awards are given to honor community leadership in developing creative and effective programs to improve cultural diversity. Demographic data shows that almost one in four people living in Beaverton was born outside of the United States and 28 percent speak a language other than English at home. Supporting the integration of our immigrant populations that face linguistic and economic barriers is a priority of the city's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan.


For more information, contact Megan Cohen at 503-526-2584 or by email at equity@BeavertonOregon.gov.


About National Welcoming Week and Welcoming America
Welcoming America helps communities across the country reach their full economic and social potential by becoming more welcoming toward immigrants. Welcoming America brings together a broad network of nonprofits and local governments from across the U.S. and strengthens their work with the know-how, tools, and incentives they need to transform their communities in to vibrant, prosperous places where all residents can contribute. To find out more, visit www.welcomingamerica.org.


Each year in September, Welcoming America and its partners across the country host events that celebrate the benefits of building welcoming communities and bring together immigrants and U.S.-born community members in spirit of unity through service projects and other events. For more, visit www.welcomingweek.org.


ABOUT BEAVERTON
Beaverton is a welcoming and responsible city that enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. In 2015, Beaverton was recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest (according to CQ Press for cities more than 75,000). Recently, the city's award-winning finance department received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award as well as the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was named one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine and recognized as one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine. The city was named one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com and one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine. The city also received the Recycler of the Year award from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, received a Silver Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists, and recognized as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities. Lastly, the city's nationally acclaimed visioning program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter and also received the prestigious 3CMA Award of Excellence.


For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov. Also follow Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton, or Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.


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Department of Revenue Newport office closed for training
Oregon Dept. of Revenue - 08/31/15
SALEM, Oregon--The Oregon Department of Revenue's Newport satellite office will be closed on the following dates:
September 1 at noon through September 3.
September 22 at noon through September 25.
October 26-30.
November 23-27.
The office will reopen at 8 a.m. on the next business day following the closure. Taxpayers needing immediate assistance during this time can call the Tax Services Unit at (503) 378-4988.
The Newport office is located at 119 4th St NE #4. Their phone number is (541) 265-5139.
Visit www.oregon.gov/dor to get tax information, check the status of your refund, or make payments. You can also email questions.dor@oregon.gov or call (503) 378-4988 or (800) 356-4222 (toll-free).
Oregon Dept. of Forestry fire update - 08-31-15
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/31/15
This is an Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) fire update for Monday, Aug. 31, 2015.

[This is a summary update. More detailed updates on the individual fires as well as other fire-related information are posted to the ODF Wildfire Blog. You can also find ODF on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates and stories from the front lines.]

Light to heavy precipitation occurred on the west side of the Cascades over the weekend, with scattered light precipitation on the east side. The cooler temperatures and higher humidity moderated fire behavior in some areas, but fire danger persists. The public is asked to continue to exercise extreme caution in the forest with any activity that could potentially start a wildfire. Firefighting resources are scarce due to the large fires burning in Oregon and Washington, and any new fires would strain the fire protection system.

FIRE FACTS

The 12,504-acre Eagle Complex 20 miles NW of Richland, Oregon, is 60 percent contained. The fires are currently staffed with 327 total personnel. Resources include: nine hand crews, 12 fire engines and five helicopters.

The 105,048-acre Canyon Creek Complex south of John Day is 49 percent contained. The fires are currently staffed with 1,026 total personnel. Resources include: 23 hand crews, 69 fire engines and five helicopters.

The 20,635-acre Eldorado Fire five miles SE of Unity is 99 percent contained. The fire is currently staffed with 32 total personnel. Resources include: one hand crew and four fire engines.

The 102,089-acre Cornet-Windy Ridge Complex 16 miles south of Baker City is 85 percent contained. The fire is currently staffed with 32 total personnel. Resources include: one hand crew and four fire engines.

The 74,471-acre Grizzly Bear Complex 20 miles SE of Dayton, Wash., and near Troy, Ore., in the Northeast Oregon District is 17 percent contained. The fires are currently staffed with 915 total personnel. Resources include: 17 hand crews, 34 fire engines and five helicopters.

The 26,452-acre Stouts Creek Fire 16 miles east of Canyonville is 90 percent contained. The fire is currently staffed with 343 total personnel. Resources include: five hand crews, 11 fire engines, and one helicopter.

The 353-acre Falls Creek Fire five miles south of Joseph is 50 percent contained. The fire is currently staffed with 116 total personnel. Resources include: three hand crews, four fire engines and one helicopter.

The 280-acre Cove Fire in the Central Oregon District three miles NW of Culver, Ore., is expected to be fully contained later today.

OTHER FIRE INFORMATION
For information on wildfires on all jurisdictions in Oregon, view:
the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center website, or
the national Incident Information System site.

Online and social media resources:
department's web site
department's blog for news on wildfires statewide and provides current fire statistics.
Southwest Oregon District blog with district specific wildfire info, and follow the Twitter feed covering fires as they occur.
Douglas Forest Protective Association website, Facebook Page and Twitter feed.
Blue Mountain Interagency Wildfire blog for news on wildfires in the Blue Mountains (northeast Oregon)
ODF Forest Grove District's Fire blog with district-specific wildfire information
ODF Central Oregon District's Twitter feed
Keep Oregon Green website, Facebook page and Twitter feed
www.oregon.gov/pages/wildfire.aspx for fire prevention, response and recovery links

OTHER INFORMATION
ODOT TripCheck, http://tripcheck.com/Pages/RCMap.asp#
Evacuation - Ready, Set, Go!
Wildfire Smoke

FIRE STATISTICS
Fire statistics can be accessed from the ODF Wildfire Blog and the ODF website. When personnel are heavily engaged in firefighting activities, the latest information may not always appear in the statistics.

ABOUT THIS UPDATE
This update provides information primarily about fires on Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands involving fires 10 acres or larger. ODF provides fire protection primarily on private and state-owned forestland, and Bureau of Land Management forestlands west of the Cascades, and also works closely with partner firefighting agencies.
Salem Police Request Assistance in Locating Missing Man (Photo)
Salem Police Dept. - 08/31/15
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Salem Police Detectives are asking for assistance from the public as we continue to search for 59-year old Daniel Alvin Zwicker. Mr Zwicker has been missing since September, 2014 when he was last in contact with family members. It has been nearly a year since his disappearance, and Salem Police detectives are again asking for anyone who may have information as to his whereabouts to contact investigators.

Mr Zwicker has residences in both Salem and Newport and frequently traveled along Highway 20 to go between his homes. He drove a red 2012 Toyota Prius with Oregon license 4ZWICK, and that vehicle is also still missing.

At the time of his last contact, Mr Zwicker was described as 5'08", 160 lbs with balding hair and glasses. He also suffers from Type I Diabetes.

Anyone with any information about Mr Zwicker or his whereabouts is asked to call Salem Police Detective Corporal Jake Burke at 503-540-2463.


Attached Media Files: Daniel Zwicker
UPDATE: Missing and Endangered 14-Year-Old Aloha Teen Found. (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/31/15
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August 31, 2015 - Giovanni Garcia-Delgado was found at a local park just before midnight by a member of his family.

August 30, 2015--The Washington County Sheriff's Office is asking the public's help to locate a 14-year-old teen that is missing and poses a danger to himself.

August 30, 2015 - At 3:27 p.m., The Sheriff's Office responded to the community of Aloha on a report of a missing teenager. Giovanni Garcia-Delgado, age 14 has been missing since Sunday afternoon. The family reported that Giovanni suffers from anxiety and has made recent statements of self-harm.

His parents reported that he may have gone to the Hillsboro 24-hour fitness on Tualatin Valley Highway and he spends time with his aunt on SE Century Blvd in Hillsboro, but he has not been seen there today. Deputies checked the local parks and places Giovanni is known to spend time, but he was not located. The Sheriff's Office is now seeking the public's help in an effort to locate Giovanni.

Giovanni left on foot in an unknown direction. He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, blues jeans and black rimmed glasses. Giovanni is 5'2", 110lbs, has brown eyes and black hair.

The Sheriff's Office is asking anyone who has information on the whereabouts of Giovanni Garcia-Delgado to call 911.


Attached Media Files: 2015-08/1128/87435/PR150830_Missing_and_Endangered_14-year-old_Teen.pdf , 2015-08/1128/87435/Giovanni_Garcia-Delgado.jpg
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East Precinct officers respond to shots fired
Portland Police Bureau - 08/30/15
Today, August 30, 2015 at 7:28 p.m., East Precinct officers received a call of shots fired in the 9200 block of S.E. Clinton Street. Based on the initial call it appears that some kind of disturbance between known parties escalated to the point that gun shots may have been fired by one of the involved parties. Officers have responded and believe they are in contact with all those involved, however they are still securing the scene and contacting potential suspects. It not believed that anyone has been hit at this time.

The incident is ongoing and still under investigation. It is not believed that the incident posses a risk to the public at this time. Updates will be provided as more information becomes available.

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Red Cross Assists Portland Family at Residential Fire.
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/30/15
On August 30, 2015 at 3:45 PM, Red Cross  disaster responder volunteers assisted clients affected by a residential fire that occurred  in the 1000 block of 183rd Street in Portland, OR.

This single-family fire affected two adults. Red Cross provided food, shoes, clothing, and temporary housing.
Deputy Injured During Traffic Crash in Damascus (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/30/15
Damascus Crash
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On August 30, 2015 at about 6:50 AM, a Deputy Sheriff with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) was involved in an on-duty traffic crash on SE Hwy 212 near SE Rust Way in Damascus.

The preliminary investigation revealed an 18-year-old man, who drove a Subaru sedan, traveled on Hwy 212 on his way home after staying awake most of the night. The Subaru driver veered out of his lane and collided with a CCSO patrol car near the front driver side wheel as it traveled in the opposite direction.

The CCSO Deputy, Garrett Grimm, was transported to a local hospital where he was diagnosed with a hairline fracture to his left fibula and facial lacerations likely from glass broken during the crash. Deputy Grimm has since been released from the hospital and is recovering at home. Deputy Grimm has worked for the CCSO as a Deputy assigned to the Patrol Division since September 2014.

The Subaru driver was also transported to a local hospital as a precaution, but he did not have any apparent injuries.

The crash was witnessed by two other Deputies who traveled a short distance behind Deputy Grimm and they rendered care to both drivers until medical personnel arrived.

The investigation revealed the Subaru driver was not impaired, but his fatigued driving likely caused him to leave his lane of travel and crash into the CCSO patrol car. The Oregon State Police responded to investigate the crash and were assisted on scene by CCSO Deputies assigned to the Criminal Reconstruction and Forensic Team (CRAFT).

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office would like to remind everyone of the dangers of fatigued or drowsy driving as it has been shown to mimic the effects of impaired driving. More information on fatigued or drowsy driving can be found at www.nhtsa.gov.


Attached Media Files: Damascus Crash
15 year old wakes to strange man in home.
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/30/15
On August 30, 2015 at approximately 0531 hours Clark County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a report of a burglary to a home that was occupied. Deputies learned that the 15 year old victim was home with her family and woke up to a male in her room touching her leg. The victim screamed and the suspect fled the location. Sheriff's deputies used a K-9 unit but were unable to locate the suspect.
The victim was unable to give a description of the suspect.
It appears the suspect entered and left through a sliding glass door.
Anyone with suspect information is asked to call the Clark County Sheriff's Office.

Location: 17203 NE 2nd Loop
Vancouver, WA.

There will be no further information to day unless an arrest is made.


Prepared by Sgt. Duncan Hoss
125 Airmen Depart Oregon Public Safety Academy Head to Fire Line (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 08/30/15
Air Guard Departure from DPSST Salem
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125 Airmen from the 142nd Fighter Wing in Portland and the 173rd Fighter Wing in Klamath Falls departed the Oregon Public Safety Academy this morning in route to the Grizzly Bear fire in eastern Oregon.

The Airmen completed one-week of training at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training's (DPSST) Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem and were deployed by Governor Kate Brown under "Op Plan Smokey" to support the efforts of the Oregon Department of Forestry.

"Op Plan Smokey" is an agreement that has been in place for many years that allows the Oregon National Guard to support wildland firefighting efforts when all other public and private resources are depleted. When "Op Plan Smokey" is activated the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) provides wildfire training for the Oregon National Guard in partnership with the Oregon Department of Forestry.

Their week of basic fire training included two courses needed for qualification as a wildland firefighter by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group, S-130 Firefighter Training and S-190 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior. Many know this as "Red Card" training.

The training cadre includes seasoned fire instructors from the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST), Oregon Department of Forestry and Oregon Military Department. DPSST Director Eriks Gabliks said "The training was delivered in four ten-hour days to expedite the availability of these Airmen and Soldiers to the fire lines."

This training course is required of all (public and private) wildland firefighters in the United States before they can work on the fire lines. The training included a variety of topics including fire behavior, incident command, watch outs, fire orders, fire shelters, hazards, terminology, use of water, mop up/securing line, communications, suppression, and others. Today's ten-hour, hands-on, field day conclusion included pumps, hose lays, hand line construction, mop-up(wet), mop-up (dry), and engines.

DPSST's Director Eriks Gabliks said "these men and women of the Oregon Air National Guard are well trained and eager to get to work on the fire lines."


# Background Information about the Board and Department #

The Board consists of 24 members representing city, county and state public safety professionals representing each of the disciplines (police, fire, 9-1-1, corrections, private security), and a private citizen appointed by the Governor. The current Board Chair is Chief Kent Barker of the City of Tualatin Police Department. The Board includes administrators as well as non-management representatives from statewide organizations. The Board represents more than 40,000 public safety professionals and establishes minimum standards for the training and certification of city, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security/private investigator providers, and makes determinations on waiver requests. The Board is supported by six policy committees and a number of sub-committees representing the public safety disciplines, which provide technical expertise and serve as vital links to public safety organizations. The Board operates in close partnership with the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST).

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) implements minimum standards established by the Board for training and certification of city, county, tribal 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 20,000 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. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director of DPSST.


Attached Media Files: Air Guard Departure from DPSST Salem , Air Guard Departure from DPSST Salem , Air Guard Departure from DPSST Salem , Air Guard Departure from DPSST Salem , Air Guard Departure from DPSST Salem , Air Guard Departure from DPSST Salem
Oregon Dept. of Forestry fire update - 08-30-15
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/30/15
This is an Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) fire update for Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015.

[This is a summary update. More detailed updates on the individual fires as well as other fire-related information are posted to the ODF Wildfire Blog. You can also find ODF on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates and stories from the front lines.]

FIRE FACTS

The 12,504-acre Eagle Complex 20 miles NW of Richland, Oregon, is 25 percent contained. The fires are currently staffed with 315 total personnel. Resources include: nine hand crews, 12 fire engines and five helicopters.

The 101,465-acre Canyon Creek Complex south of John Day is 49 percent contained. The fires are currently staffed with759 total personnel. Resources include: 10 hand crews, 67 fire engines and nine helicopters.

The 20,635-acre Eldorado Fire five miles SE of Unity is 90 percent contained. The fire is currently staffed with 32 total personnel. Resources include: one hand crew and four fire engines.

The 102,089-acre Cornet-Windy Ridge Complex 16 miles south of Baker City is 85 percent contained. The fire is currently staffed with 33 total personnel. Resources include: one hand crew and four fire engines.

The 73,658-acre Grizzly Bear Complex 20 miles SE of Dayton, Wash., and near Troy, Ore., in the Northeast Oregon District is 10 percent contained. The fires are currently staffed with 749 total personnel. Resources include: 12 hand crews, 34 fire engines and five helicopters.

The 26,452-acre Stouts Creek Fire 16 miles east of Canyonville is 90 percent contained. The fire is currently staffed with 365 total personnel. Resources include: six hand crews, 11 fire engines, and two helicopters.

The 396-acre Falls Creek Fire five miles south of Joseph is 35 percent contained. The fire is currently staffed with 186 total personnel. Resources include: seven hand crews and nine fire engines.

The 200-acre Cove Fire in the Central Oregon District three miles NW of Culver, Ore., is 30 percent contained. Firefighters are performing mop-up today and securing fire lines. The fire was human-caused. ODF, Jefferson County RFD, Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service are partnering in the suppression effort. Two vacant residences and several outbuildings were destroyed. The fire was reported Aug. 29.

OTHER FIRE INFORMATION
For information on wildfires on all jurisdictions in Oregon, view:
the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center website, or
the national Incident Information System site.

Online and social media resources:
department's web site
department's blog for news on wildfires statewide and provides current fire statistics.
Southwest Oregon District blog with district specific wildfire info, and follow the Twitter feed covering fires as they occur.
Douglas Forest Protective Association website, Facebook Page and Twitter feed.
Blue Mountain Interagency Wildfire blog for news on wildfires in the Blue Mountains (northeast Oregon)
ODF Forest Grove District's Fire blog with district-specific wildfire information
ODF Central Oregon District's Twitter feed
Keep Oregon Green website, Facebook page and Twitter feed
www.oregon.gov/pages/wildfire.aspx for fire prevention, response and recovery links

OTHER INFORMATION
ODOT TripCheck, http://tripcheck.com/Pages/RCMap.asp#
Evacuation - Ready, Set, Go!
Wildfire Smoke

FIRE STATISTICS
Fire statistics can be accessed from the ODF Wildfire Blog and the ODF website. When personnel are heavily engaged in firefighting activities, the latest information may not always appear in the statistics.

ABOUT THIS UPDATE
This update provides information primarily about fires on Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands involving fires 10 acres or larger. ODF provides fire protection primarily on private and state-owned forestland, and Bureau of Land Management forestlands west of the Cascades, and also works closely with partner firefighting agencies.
Red Cross Responds To Beaverton Multi Family Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/30/15
On August 30, 2015 at approximately 2:30 American Red Cross disaster action team members  responded to a residential fire that occurred in the 3400 block of SW 125th Ave. in Beaverton, OR.

This multi-family fire affected 5 adults and 1 child. Red Cross provided food, clothing, shoes, seasonal garments, lodging, and information about recovery services.
Portland Fire & Rescue respond to a Roll over accident in SE (Photo)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 08/30/15
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Fire crews responded to a roll over accident at 106th and SE Division around 8:00 AM this morning. It was reported that the vehicle rolled several times before it righted itself. An adult male patient was pinned in the vehicle. Crews on scene were successful at removing the vehicles top and driver side door. This allowed crews to extricate the patient who was transported to a local hospital. The cause of the accident is unknown at this time.
Portland Fire & Rescue reminds people to drive safely and remember roads may be slippery given the recent rain.


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Second team of Oregon National Guard members complete training, prepared to assist with firefighting (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 08/29/15
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SALEM, Oregon--Members of the Oregon Air National Guard conducted their final day of fire training at the Department of Public Safety, Standards, and Training (DPSST) in Salem, Oregon, Aug. 29. The Citizen-Airmen are a part of a second group of Oregon National Guard members to complete the training at the facility, and are scheduled to deploy to firebases in central and eastern Oregon on Sunday, Aug. 30.

A third team of 125 Oregon Citizen-Soldiers from the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, who have completed their training at DPSST along with the Airmen are scheduled to deploy to firebases shortly.


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Oregon Air National Guard Senior Airman Robert Holster, of the 173rd Fighter Wing, in Klamath Falls, Oregon, demonstrates how to wrap a fire hose at the Department of Public Safety, Standards, and Training in Salem, Oregon, Aug. 29. Holster is an F-15 aircraft mechanic with previous firefighting experience. Photo by Lt. Heather Bashor, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.

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Oregon Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Ashley Vela, of the 173rd Fighter Wing in Klamath Falls, Oregon, listens as instructors at the Department of Public Safety, Standards, and Training in Salem instruct the group on fire fighting techniques, Aug. 29. Vela work as an aircraft armament member at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls. Photo by Lt. Heather Bashor, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.

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Oregon Air National Guard Capt. Chris Webb, of the 142nd Fighter Wing in Portland, Oregon, receives hands-on training at the Department of Public Safety, Standards, and Training in Salem, Oregon, Aug. 29. Webb, a Citizen-Airman with the CBRNE Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP), is also a General Surgery Physician's Assistant in his civilian occupation. Photo by Lt. Heather Bashor, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.

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Oregon Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Chris Campbell, of the 142nd Fighter Wing in Portland, Oregon, practices using a fire hose at the Department of Public Safety, Standards, and Training in Salem, Oregon, Aug. 29. Campbell is a Non-Destructive Inspector in the Oregon Air National Guard, is scheduled to deploy to the field on Sunday to fight fires. Photo by Lt. Heather Bashor, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.


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Red Cross Responds To Keizer Residential Fire.
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/29/15
On August 29th, 2015, Red Cross disaster response team volunteers responded to a residential fire that occurred in the 4000 Block of Holly Court NE. in Keizer, OR.

This multi-family family fire affected 4 adults and 5 children. Red Cross provided lodging, food, clothing, shoes, medication, comfort kits and recovery information.
MCSO Deputies investigating single vehicle rollover crash on I-84 Westbound just east of Rooster Rock State Park
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/29/15
On Saturday August 29, 2015 at approximately 2:52 p.m. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the report of a rollover crash off I-84 Westbound just east of Rooster Rock. MCSO Deputies and emergency personnel from Corbett Fire Department arrived on scene and discovered a Ford Explorer had gone off the north side of the freeway, rolled over and slid down the embankment on the side of the freeway ejecting two of the five occupants from the vehicle. Life Flight was activated and transported one person with life-threatening injuries. The other four occupants were transported via ground ambulance to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

The Vehicular Crimes Team has responded to conduct the accident investigation. The Vehicular Crimes Team consists of MCSO deputies, Gresham PD, and Fairview PD officers along with the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office. One lane of westbound I-84 just east of Rooster Rock State Park remains closed while the accident investigation is conducted.

More information will be posted when available.
Multnomah County Sheriff's office adds extra patrols for DUII drivers and seatbelt enforcement "blitz" through Labor Day
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/29/15
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office will be conducting extra patrols looking for DUII drivers as part of an ongoing traffic safety campaign and enforcing safety belt laws as part of a statewide traffic enforcement "blitz" through Labor Day weekend, September 7, 2015. MCSO Deputies will be on the lookout for drivers operating vehicles under the influence of alcohol or other drugs and do not heed the message to designate a sober driver.

MCSO Deputies will also be working to increase proper safety belt and child car seat use, watching for drivers violating the "hands free" cellphone law and persons exceeding the posted speed limit. Speeding and Driver impairment are the most common cause of injury crashes.

Statewide observation surveys in June 2015 found 98% of Oregon travelers routinely using safety belts or child car seats. Not surprisingly, belt use was lower among persons killed crashes - 75% among all crash fatalities and only 50% among persons killed in night time crashes, according to ODOT reports.

Oregon Law requires children less than forty pounds be restrained in a child seat. Children under one year or weighing less than twenty pounds must be restrained in a rear-facing child seat. A child over forty pounds must be restrained in either a child seat or a booster seat appropriate for their size until they reach age eight or 4' 9" tall AND the adult belt system fits them correctly.

These types of missions are made possible through funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Oregon Department of Transportation. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office is participating in High Visibility Enforcement patrols supported by a grant from the Oregon State Sheriff's Association.
250 Additional Airmen and Soldiers Complete Wildfire Training at Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 08/29/15
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This evening at 6:30 PM, 250 additional members of the Oregon National Guard will complete their week of wildland firefighter training at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem. Today's training activities were all hands on and conducted in the foothills of the Academy's 235 acre campus. (photos attached - source DPSST)

This deployment was ordered by Governor Kate Brown under "Op Plan Smokey" to support the efforts of the Oregon Department of Forestry. "Op Plan Smokey" is an agreement that has been in place for many years that allows the Oregon National Guard to support wildland firefighting efforts when all other public and private resources are depleted. When "Op Plan Smokey" is activated the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) provides wildfire training for the Oregon National Guard in partnership with the Oregon Department of Forestry.

Their week of basic fire training includes two courses needed for qualification as a wildland firefighter by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group, S-130 Firefighter Training and S-190 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior. The training cadre includes seasoned fire instructors from the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST), Oregon Department of Forestry and Oregon Military Department. DPSST Director Eriks Gabliks said "The training was delivered in four ten-hour days to expedite the availability of these Airmen and Soldiers to the fire lines."

This is the basic wildland fire training course required of all (public and private) firefighters in the United States before they can work on the fire lines. The training includes a variety of topics including fire behavior, incident command, watch outs, fire orders, fire shelters, hazards, terminology, use of water, mop up/securing line, communications, suppression, and others. Today's ten-hour, hands-on, field day conclusion included pumps, hose lays, hand line construction, mop-up(wet), mop-up (dry), and engines.

The Airmen and Soldiers are from the 142nd Fighter Wing in Portland, the 173rd Fighter Wing in Klamath Falls, and the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team based at Camp Withycombe in Clackamas.

DPSST's Director Eriks Gabliks said "this is a talented and dedicated group of men and women who have served our country both here and abroad and are now ready to join the fire lines to protect Oregon's communities and natural resources. These Airmen and Soldiers are well prepared for the work ahead and are ready to go."

The 250 completing training tonight will join the 125 members of the Oregon National Guard who completed their training at the Academy on Tuesday night and are working the fire lines near John Day. This second group (two 125 members teams) will be ready for deployment on Sunday morning. What fire(s) they will be sent to will be announced by the Oregon Military Department or the Oregon Department of Forestry.


# Background Information about the Board and Department #

The Board consists of 24 members representing city, county and state public safety professionals representing each of the disciplines (police, fire, 9-1-1, corrections, private security), and a private citizen appointed by the Governor. The current Board Chair is Chief Kent Barker of the City of Tualatin Police Department. The Board includes administrators as well as non-management representatives from statewide organizations. The Board represents more than 40,000 public safety professionals and establishes minimum standards for the training and certification of city, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security/private investigator providers, and makes determinations on waiver requests. The Board is supported by six policy committees and a number of sub-committees representing the public safety disciplines, which provide technical expertise and serve as vital links to public safety organizations. The Board operates in close partnership with the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST).

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) implements minimum standards established by the Board for training and certification of city, county, tribal 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 20,000 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. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director of DPSST.


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Update-results:Multnomah County Sheriff's Office conducting saturation patrols as part of speed enforcement mission on Highway 30 during Hood to Coast Relay (Photo)
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Update-results: During the joint speed enforcement mission that occurred on Friday August 28, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. MCSO Deputies and PPB Officers made over 100 traffic stops. 88 citations were issued. The majority of these were for Speeding. Other citations issued included Driving while Suspended, Failure to maintain Safe Distance from an Emergency Vehicle and Cellphone and Seatbelt violations. Officers also issued 22 warnings during the mission.

After the mission concluded officers worked along the Springwater Trail to provide additional security for Hood to Coast participants as they moved through the corridor. Runners indicated they were appreciated the extra security along the trail and officers contacted one individual who had harassed a couple of runners along the trail. No arrest was made.

This speed enforcement mission was supported through grants from the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). ODOT provides grants for speed enforcement missions such as these with the goal to reduce deaths and injuries that are speed related on State/Interstate Highways, County Roads and city streets in Oregon. More information regarding ODOT Transportation Safety programs can be found on their website at http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/TS/


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On Friday August 28, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputies along with Portland Police Bureau traffic officers will be conducting saturation patrols on Highway 30. These extra patrols are being conducted as part of an enforcement mission targeting drivers exceeding the posted speed limits on Highway 30 from Kittridge Ave to Watson Rd.

The Hood to Coast relay is taking place on August 28 and 29. This overnight long-distance relay with over 12,000 participants, runs almost 200 miles starting at Timberline Lodge, through the Portland Metro area and concludes in Seaside, OR. Participants will be running along Hwy 30 during a portion of this relay and Multnomah County Sheriff's Office reminds drivers to be vigilant and observe posted speed limits.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in 2013, there were 4,375 pedestrians killed and an estimated 66,000 injured in traffic crashes in the United States. A total of 4,653 traffic crashes each had one or more pedestrian fatalities. On average, a pedestrian was killed every two hours and injured every eight minutes in traffic crashes.

MCSO deputies and PPB officers will be focusing on drivers exceeding the posted speed limits but will also be on the lookout for drivers using cell phones, failing to wear seat belts, failing to maintain safe distance and following too closely.

This speed enforcement mission is being supported by a grant from the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). ODOT provides grants for speed enforcement missions such as these with the goal to reduce deaths and injuries that are speed related on State/Interstate Highways, County Roads and city streets in Oregon. More information regarding ODOT Transportation Safety programs can be found on their website at http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/TS/

No media ride a longs are available for this mission, results will be updated after the mission statistics are compiled.


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Central Precinct officers respond to bank robbery
Portland Police Bureau - 08/29/15
Today, August 29, 2015, at 12:41 p.m., Central Precinct officers received a call to the Umpqua Bank at 1139 N.W. Lovejoy Street regarding a bank robbery. Officers are arriving now and attempting to locate the subject. The initial call describes the subject as a Male White possibly 30 to 40 years of age, with a heavy build and medium height. He may be wearing a navy colored sweat shirt.

The subject took an unknown amount of money. It is early in the investigation and officers are still responding. The subject has not been apprehended at this time.

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Gresham's Citizen Volunteers in Policing Program Accepting Applications
Gresham Police Dept - 08/29/15
Gresham, Ore. - The City of Gresham Police Department is accepting applications for their Citizen Volunteers in Policing (CVIP) program until Sept. 18 at 5:00 p.m., to fill upward of 15 positions.

Supported by the police department, selected volunteer citizens become familiar with the philosophy, policies and procedures of the Gresham Police Department as they are trained to serve as additional eyes and ears in community policing.

CVIP members create a visible presence in the city's parks, trails, residential areas and commerce centers. Volunteers do not carry weapons, confront suspects, nor participate in altercations; they observe and report.

Applicants must be 21 years of age or older, live or own a business within Gresham's city limits, pass a DMV and criminal background check, and graduate from a nine-week Citizen Academy. In addition, those selected to become CVIP members will are required to be fingerprinted.

Applications are available online and may be mailed to the police department or dropped off at the department's front desk. A signed criminal background check form must be submitted with each application. Interviews will be held in September and October.


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Marine Drive closed due to down powerlines/fire
Portland Police Bureau - 08/29/15
Today, August 29, 2015 at 11:02 a.m., Portland Police officers responded to assist Portland Fire by closing Marine Drive from 22nd avenue to 185th avenue. The closure is due to damaged powerlines and possibly one or more fires related to this. The eta of the closure is unknown at this time.

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Red Cross Responds To Portland Residntial Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/29/15
On Saturday, August 29, 2015, at 6:00 AM, Red Cross Disaster Action Team members  responded to a residential fire that occurred in the 2200 block of North Menzies Dr. in Portland. This single-family fire affected 3adults.
Red Cross provided disaster mental health services and disaster recovery information.
 
The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in communities across Oregon and southwest Washington. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 to schedule an appointment.
Know what to do before, during and after a home fire. Take a few moments to review your family's exit plan should there be a fire in your home. This information, and more, is available at www.redcross.org or in a free Prepare! Resource Guide published by the American Red Cross Cascades Region. The guide can be downloaded at http://rdcrss.org/1zq8XW6.
Sheriff Jason Myers Promotes Sergeant to Lieutenant (Additional Photo Added) (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/29/15
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Yesterday Sheriff Jason Myers swore in the newest Lieutenant to our Jail Division in the Japanese Garden located on the campus of the Marion County Jail. Sergeant Jeff Stutrud took his oath of office while surrounded by friends, family and co-workers.

Lt. Stutrud has worked for the Sheriff's Office for 16 years beginning his career in our jail, moving to our Enforcement Division where he was promoted to Sergeant. Lt. Stutrud replaces Lt. Megan Gonzalez who left the Sheriff's Office to become the CORE (Corrections Officer Related Experience) Coordinator at Chemeketa Community College.

Please help us congratulate Lt. Stutrud and wish him all the best in his new position.


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Red Cross Opens Shelter in Mt. Vernon for Area Residents Under Level 3 Evacuation Due to Wildfires
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/29/15
On August 29 at 5:56am the Red Cross was notified that evacuation levels south of Prairie City, OR, were raised to Level 3 (Go). Due to the increased evacuation levels, the Mt. Vernon Grange Hall has been opened as an evacuation shelter for residents in need of assistance
Portland Fire & Rescue Responds to a House Fire in North Portland
Portland Fire & Rescue - 08/29/15
This morning at 5:07 AM Portland Fire crews were called to 2271 N Menzies Dr. When firefighters arrived, they found fire in the attic of a small house. The home was searched and the occupant was found safe outside. The fire was extinguished and crews searched for any hidden hot spots.

The cause of this fire is under investigation and damage estimates aren't yet available. This release will be updated with pictures if they become available.
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(Photo and Video) Oregon Army National Guard units complete battle simulations at U.S. Army National Training Center
Oregon Military Department - 08/28/15
More than 500 Soldiers of the Oregon Army National Guard's 3rd Battalion, 116th Calvary Regiment (3-116th Combined Arms), and the 1186th Military Police Company (1186th MP), spent 12 days conducting live-fire exercises and large-scale simulated battle scenarios at the National Training Center (NTC), in the Mojave Desert at Fort Irwin, Calif., August 14-25, 2015.

The Oregon units augmented the Idaho Army National Guard's 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team (CBCT) during the first Decisive Action operation, known as "force-on-force," integrated combat and maneuver training cycle the Army National Guard has completed since the beginning of the Global War on Terror. More than 5,200 Service Members from 10 states' National Guard units, as well as U.S. Army Reserve and active duty U.S. Army components, participated in the training.

"The purpose of this NTC rotation is to allow the brigade to advance its collective training skillsets and our proficiencies as a brigade combat team," said Idaho Army National Guard Col. Russell Johnson, commander of the 116th CBCT. "We rarely, if ever, get the opportunity to take all 4,000-plus Soldiers out and train together at one time. The National Training Center is one of those rare resources in today's Army that allows us the opportunity to do that."

The training was designed to simulate an expeditionary deployment experience and increase war-fighting capabilities. The 116th CBCT used Abrams tanks, Bradley Fighting Vehicles, and Apache helicopters provided by the Idaho Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 183rd Attack Reconnaissance (1-183rd ARB), to conduct simulated battles against the U.S. Army's 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment (ACR).

The Director of the Army National Guard, Lt. Gen. Timothy Kadavy, said that NTC training ensures combat units in the National Guard achieve the readiness levels required by the Army in order to meet the nation's demands.

"The National Guard is part of the total Army force and we have combat formations within our team ... so it's important that we give these organizations the opportunity to come out and go against world-class OPFOR [opposing forces] to grow and train," said Kadavy.

Oregon's 3-116th Battalion successfully conducted three running battles and retained the ability to continue projecting effective combat power during the training. The battalion defeated more than double its weight in opposing force combat troops, armor and equipment.

"It was an extremely challenging environment and a very difficult standard and the Soldiers did exceptionally well," said Oregon Army National Guard Lt. Col. Brian Dean, commander of the 3-116th Battalion.

The 3-116th Battalion consists of Citizen-Soldiers from seven Eastern Oregon cities and was the first National Guard battalion in the nation certified on the new M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle (BFV) and the Abrams M1A2 SEPv2 main battle tank. The battalion spent four years training on the new equipment and preparing for NTC.

"This marks the end of a lot of sacrifice for Soldiers, families and employers," said Dean. "I want to thank the families. I understand that it is sacrifice for them. And to the employers, without them being willing to give up their hard working Soldiers, we wouldn't be able to do this."

The 1186th MP Company is based in Salem, Oregon, with a detachment in Milton-Freewater. The military police Soldiers contributed to the training as a combat service and support unit.

"The troops have been great. It's been absolutely fantastic. High morale under very austere conditions and they've risen to every challenge and I'm fantastically proud of each and every one of them," said Oregon Army National Guard Master Sgt. James Webb, with the 1186 MP Company, 821st Troop Command Battalion.


PHOTOS from the training are available for download at the following link:
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VIDEOS are available for download at the following links:
BROLL: 3rd Battalion, 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team NTC Rotation:
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PKG and SOT: Oregon Army National Guard Cavalry Trains at NTC:
https://www.dvidshub.net/video/420964/oregon-army-national-guard-cavalry-trains-ntc#.VeDTyUsyGDU

SOT: Director of the Army National Guard Lt. Gen. Timothy Kadavy comments on the importance of the National Guard training at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif.: https://www.dvidshub.net/video/420224/arng-dir-visits-ntc#.VeEMjUsyGDU

SOT: Gen. Frank Grass, Chief of the National Guard Bureau, visits the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif.: https://www.dvidshub.net/video/419876/chief-nat-guard-bureau-visits-ntc-fort-irwin-california#.VeENkksyGDU
Traffic Advisory: Drainage improvements on SE Holgate Blvd. to close lanes, detour westbound traffic from SE 122nd Ave. to SE 128th Ave., Sunday Aug. 30
Portland Bureau of Transportation - 08/28/15
(Aug. 28, 2015) - The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that drainage improvements will require lane closures on SE Holgate Boulevard from SE 122nd Avenue to SE 128th Avenue on Sunday, Aug. 30 from 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. or later.

Workers will install a new sump to conduct rainwater off the roadway and allow it to disperse underground.

Eastbound lanes are expected to remain open. Westbound travelers on SE Holgate will be detoured to the south on SE 128th Avenue to west on SE Harold Street, to north on SE 122nd Avenue to return to SE Holgate and continue westbound.

For information on possible impacts to TriMet bus service, check trimet.org/alerts.

Access will be maintained for businesses and residents during the project.

The traveling public is advised to expect delays. We ask the public to travel cautiously, observe all lane closures and directions by reader boards and flaggers, and use alternate routes if possible.

This work is weather-dependent and the schedule may change.

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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is the steward of the City's transportation system, and a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides access and mobility. www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation

To help ensure equal access to City programs, services and activities, the City of Portland will provide translation, reasonably modify policies/procedures, and provide auxiliary aids/services/alternative formats to persons with disabilities. For accommodations, translations, complaints, and additional information, contact me or the Civil Rights Title VI & ADA Title II Program by email at title6complaints@portlandoregon.gov, by telephone (503) 823-5185, by City TTY 503-823-6868, or use Oregon Relay Service: 711.

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Donations to Red Cross Help Families in Need (Photo)
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/28/15
Red Cross supplies are pre-positioned for quick, organized response in times of need.
Red Cross supplies are pre-positioned for quick, organized response in times of need.
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Five Red Cross Cascades Region volunteers, from Roseburg to southwest Washington, today have been deployed to Spokane and Wenatchee, Wash., to assist with relief efforts for families affected by rampant wildfires.

Last week in central and eastern Oregon, wildfires consumed over 248,000 acres, destroying homes and other buildings, and forcing residents to evacuate. Nearly 90 Oregon and southwest Washington-based Red Cross volunteers provided support to affected families, offering meals, a place to stay, basic essentials and clean up kits - plus guidance on how to take the next steps toward recovery.

Fires here have temporarily abated and Red Cross shelters in Warm Springs, Baker City and Mt. Vernon have been closed. Still, response teams keep a watchful eye on fire activity and remain on standby to help on a moment's notice.

Quick, organized response is a hallmark of the Red Cross. From wildfires to home fires, tornadoes and floods, you can do something right now to make sure that families facing devastation can get help right away. Help people affected by disasters big and small. Make a donation today to the American Red Cross. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit www.redcross.org. Thank you for your support as we help families when they need it most.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies more than 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 www.redcross.org/cascades. Or, read about Red Cross volunteers at http://redcrosscascade.blogspot.com/.


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Coffee Creek Correctional Facility women complete career program (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Corrections - 08/28/15
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Thirteen women in custody at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility (CCCF) celebrated the completion of a 15-month Career and Technology Training program on August 20.

The program - offered through Portland Community College - helps women in custody develop computer skills including keyboarding and proficiency in several Microsoft programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access). The 13 graduates earned their Microsoft Office Specialist certifications. In addition, they studied "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" by Stephen Covey to develop better work habits and decision-making skills.

The course offered the women hands-on experience with a variety of tasks to boost employability and work skills training, for example working in Prison Bytes, an institution stationery business. Coaching was provided in preparing cover letters and resumes, interviewing, career exploration, and planning.

Previous graduates who have released from prison credited the course as key in staying focused and setting goals. Other helpful elements from the course included punctuality, completing tasks, planning and prioritizing, and organizing time and materials. Also of benefit was working as a team, interacting professionally, and following instructions for such an extended period of time.

CCCF is a multi-custody facility in Wilsonville that houses more than 1,200 women. It provides intake and evaluation of all female and male inmates committed to state custody. CCCF delivers a range of correctional services and programs including alcohol and drug treatment, education, work opportunities, cognitive programming, and pre-release services. The minimum facility opened in 2001 and the medium facility opened in 2002. CCCF is Oregon's only women's prison.

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Missing and Endangered Rock Creek Man. (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/28/15
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August 28, 2015--The Washington County Sheriff's Office is asking the public's help to locate a Rock Creek man who is missing and poses a danger to himself.

The family of a Rock Creek man called the Sheriff's Office regarding a missing family member. Russell Smeed, age 50 has been missing since earlier this month. The family reported that they found a note left by Mr. Smeed that contained self-harm statements. After attempts by the family to locate Mr. Smeed were unsuccessful, they contacted the Sheriff's Office for help.

Deputies have followed known leads and have not been able to locate Mr. Smeed and are concerned for his safety. The Sheriff's Office is now seeking the public's help in an effort to locate Mr. Smeed.

Mr. Smeed Left on foot with a grey toy poodle and was last seen wearing a baseball cap, bright tank top, dark grey shorts, brown leather boots and was carrying a small black backpack. Mr. Smeed is 6'3", 230lbs, has blue eyes, brown hair and a brown beard. He also has several tattoos: a skull and flames on his left arm, a clown face with a smoking gun on his right arm and a tribal skull with a top hat on the left side of his chest.

The family does not know where Mr. Smeed might have gone. He lived in Klamath Falls just over a year ago, but there is no evidence to suggest he has traveled to Klamath Falls.

The Sheriff's Office is asking anyone who has information on the whereabouts of Mr. Smeed to call 911.


Attached Media Files: 2015-08/1128/87406/PR150828_Missing_Endangered_Rock_Creek_Man.pdf , 2015-08/1128/87406/russell_smeed1.jpg
Adult Male Assaulted his girlfriend's 4 year old child
Polk Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/28/15
The Polk County Sheriff's Office was contacted by the Department of Human Services, Child Welfare Division, on August 27th regarding the report of a 4 year old child with a black eye. The Polk County Sheriff's Office, with the assistance from DHS and through investigation, later arrested 39 year old Delson Creekmore from his residence in the rural part of Polk County that same evening for assaulting his girlfriend's 4 year old son. The child sustained a swollen and blackened eye from the incident. Mr. Creekmore was charged with Harassment, Felony Assault in the Fourth Degree and Felony Criminal Mistreatment in the First Degree. He was lodged at the Polk County Jail and the Polk County District Attorney's Office added an additional charge of Felony Assault in the Third Degree.


Attached Media Files: 2015-08/1292/87405/Pic_of_Delson_Creekmore.doc
PF&R Responds to an Apartment Fire (11338 SW Capitol Hwy) (Photo)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 08/28/15
Affected duplex
Affected duplex
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This afternoon at 1:07 pm, Portland Firefighters were called to an apartment at 11338 SW Capitol Highway. Arriving crews found the fire in an apartments' attic. Crews worked to extinguish the fire while confirming that no one was inside the duplex style apartments. The residents were away and no injuries were associated with this fire.

The fire was extinguished and crews began searching for hot spots. A fire investigator was called and will be working to determine the cause of this fire. Damage estimates are still being determined.


Attached Media Files: Affected duplex , Crews work on attic , Firefighter on Roof
The City of Newberg and Ms. Betz reached an agreement of separation
Newberg-Dundee Police Dept. - 08/28/15
PRESS RELEASE FROM THE OFFICE OF THE INTERIM CITY MANAGER AND CITY ADMINISTRATION


City Manager's Office
(503) 537-1207
414 East First St.
City Attorney PO Box 970
(503) 537-1206 Newberg, OR 97132
"Working Together For A Better Community-Serious About Service"
PRESS RELEASE 14
To: Flash Alert
Date: August 28, 2015
The City and Ms. Betz reached an agreement of separation
The City of Newberg and Ms. Jacque Betz have reached an agreement of separation. Ms. Betz
resigned as City Manager to allow the City to focus on other issues. She was appointed as City
Manager in June 2014 after a national search for a new city manager. Ms. Betz was serving as
City Manager of the City of Florence, Oregon.
From the beginning, Ms. Betz worked very hard for the city and the community. She was
successful in steering the finances of City to overcome the recent recession. Ms. Betz was
implementing a salary survey to bring equity throughout the organization to unrepresented
employees. She recruited and hired a new finance director, community development director,
and interim human resource director.
Ms. Betz reached out to the business community and the Chamber of Commerce. She was
interested in economic development as well as downtown revitalization. Ms. Betz initiated a
goal setting process for the City Council by which the City could focus on the future.
Some of Ms. Betz's first year accomplishments with the City have been highlighted below.
?,? Working with the finance director, she presented a simplified balanced budget and
internally audited fund balances so the city had a true picture of city finances.
?,? Through her stewardship, the city received a clean audit, financial statements were
prepared and presented in a timely manner, and a simplified balanced budget was
approved by the budget committee and adopted by the council.
?,? The city through her guidance was successful in refunding bonds, which provided a
considerable amount of savings (over $800,000) for the city's taxpayers.
Ms. Betz's success as city manager is reflected in her first year performance evaluation, which
was ready to be approved by the City Council in late July. The City Council met with Ms. Betz in
Executive Session to discuss her performance. As a result, the City Council published its findings
in an annual evaluation finding her performance "between above standard and outstanding."
The complete evaluation can be found on the city's web page under City Council Agenda items
for the July 20th, 2015 council meeting.
The City thanks Ms. Betz for her service and dedication to the Newberg community. Ms.
Jacque Betz resigned as City Manager effective August 20, 2015.
Fall road restrictions return to the Tillamook State Forest
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/28/15
Road restrictions will return to the western side of the Tillamook State Forest this fall to improve deer and elk movement during hunting season. These restrictions are designed to reduce pressure on wildlife during increased hunting periods.

Forestry and wildlife officials say that some area roads will be closed to motorized vehicles during archery and rifle hunting seasons in September, October and November. Selected roads in the Trask, Wilson and Nehalem river areas will be gated and signed.

Hunters and other recreationists can access gated areas by foot, mountain bike, horse or other non-motorized options. Locations of gated areas change year-to-year based on access needs, forest conditions and operations.

Celebrating a six-year partnership, ODF continues working with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) and the Tillamook chapter of the Oregon Hunters Association throughout this period.

Motorized access by ODF staff or contractors working in these areas may occur. Maps of road management areas are available at the Tillamook ODF office located at 5005 Third St., Tillamook and at the ODF Tillamook District's website at: http://cms.oregon.gov/odf/pages/field/tillamook/abouttillamook.aspx. Click on the "Recreation" link for more information.
Portland Man Dies in Motorcycle Crash (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/28/15
Crash Photo
Crash Photo
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August 28, 2015--Sheriff's Deputies responded to a report of a motorcycle rider that was missing. The rider was later located deceased over an embankment.

On August 27, 2015, at 10:22 a.m., Washington County Sheriff's Deputies were called to the area of NW Highway 26 in the community of Timber. It was reported a group of 10 motorcycles had been riding in the area the previous night. The group reportedly had a final stop in Vernonia then departed in different directions. A family member reported that Vadim Danilin, 24, from Portland did not return home and no one has seen or heard from him since they left Vernonia.

Sheriff's Deputies began an extensive search of the roadways in the remote area. With a large area to search, Sheriff's Deputies searched for any signs of a crash or where Mr. Danilin's 2005 Suzuki GSXR600 motorcycle may have left the roadway.

On August 27, 2015, at 7:43 p.m., Sheriff's Deputies were notified by a searcher that they found signs where a motorcycle left the roadway at the 26000 block of NW Timber Road. Vadim Danilin was located deceased near his motorcycle, about 40 yards over an embankment after failing to negotiate a curve and striking a tree.

It appears that excessive speed may have been a contributing factor in this crash.
The Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team assisted with this investigation.


Attached Media Files: Crash Photo
Woodland Police seek help identifying theft suspect (Photo)
Woodland Police - 08/28/15
Suspect exiting Safeway
Suspect exiting Safeway
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The Woodland Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in identifying a theft suspect. The theft occurred in the parking lot of the Woodland Safeway located at 1725 Pacific Ave. in Woodland on 8/27/2015 at about 2:40 pm. The accompanying photo obtained from Safeway's store security footage shows the female suspect as she exits the store to the parking lot. An eyewitness watched the female suspect put her two small children in a late model beige passenger car. The suspect then reached inside the open passenger side window of a silver Nissan Altima that was parked next to the suspect vehicle and removed an I Phone 6 belonging to 73 year old Ronald Boucher before getting into her car and leaving the parking lot. Anyone with information is urged to call the Woodland Police Dept. at 360-225-6965.


Attached Media Files: Suspect exiting Safeway , Suspect exiting Safeway
Campfire ban lifted in Tillamook
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/28/15
Campfires are again allowed effective Saturday, August 29, on Tillamook State Forest, Bureau of Land Management, and Tillamook County Parks in designated campgrounds and sites only.

Last week, due to high fire danger and extreme dry weather, a ban on campfires was put in place. The weather pattern has shifted to rain starting Friday and will likely continue into Monday.

Regulated Use on forestland is still in place. This means NO:
Campfires outside of designated campgrounds and sites
Charcoal briquettes
Fireworks
Sky Lanterns
Exploding Targets
Smoking except in closed vehicles or on improved roads

Public is still required to carry a shovel and 1 gallon of water or 2 ?1/2 lb extinguisher when traveling in the forest.

A burn ban still applies to burn barrels and debris piles.

Oregon State Parks statewide campfire ban is still in effect.
Recreational target shooters asked to prevent the next fire: A statement from the Forest Grove District Forester
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/28/15
[Video statement from Mike Cafferata, ODF Forest Grove District Forester: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EwLSu2U7LE&feature=youtu.be]

"In the Forest Grove Area we have had eight fires this year confirmed to have been started by recreational target shooting. These fires prompted evacuations, burned 74 acres of the Tillamook State Forest and other forestland, and cost $500,000 in suppression costs," said Mike Cafferata, Oregon Department of Forestry District Forester in Forest Grove.

The fires ignited when bullets struck the backstops of targets, not by common causes such as cigarettes or campfires that sometimes accompany recreational shooting. Hot fragments of metal jacketing that land in dry grasses or other flammable material can ignite the fuel. The most recent fire was caused by a homeowner shooting at his personal range. He saw the flames start through his scope, and was prepared with two fire extinguishers on hand, but could not get to the fire start soon enough to extinguish the flames. Before Oregon Department of Forestry and Hillsboro Fire Department trucks arrived, the fire required evacuations.

"This year the forest is as dry as it has ever been. Fires that do start are much harder to control, and the many fires statewide have drawn resources away from our local area," said Cafferata.

"We urge everyone to recognize the risk of recreational shooting under the current conditions and be vigilant about prevention and risk. Don't shoot on hot, dry days. Always shoot into a non-flammable backstop. Be sure it is clear of flammable debris for 20 feet on all sides, and always have a fire extinguisher and shovel available while checking the backstop for signs of fire before leaving. It's critical that we all do our part to prevent the next human-caused fire," he said.

Other resources:
State of Oregon wildfire site
Oregon Department of Forestry fire blog
Oregon Department of Forestry wildfire resources
Keep Oregon Green
Oregon Department of Forestry social media
Police Officer Training Collaborative Awarded a Two-Year Federal Grant to Further Develop their Mindfulness-Based Resilience Training
Pacific University - 08/28/15
HILLSBORO -- A community-based partnership of police officers, university research psychologists and a mindfulness instructor has been working on a novel approach to police officer resilience.

Earlier this month, the partnership received a significant boost when the National Institutes of Health's National Center for Complementary & Integrative Health awarded Pacific University's School of Professional Psychology a grant of $379,500 over a two-year period to further develop and study the effects of Mindfulness-Based Resilience Training (MBRT).

MBRT is a mind-body fitness course that brings contemporary neuroscience, medicine, psychology and experiential learning together in the classroom. Participants learn skills and techniques that enhance their mental clarity and personal health, as well as mindful exercise that emphasize range of motion and injury prevention. Participants also learn practical skills to assist mitigation of stressors in the field, office and at home.

Michael Christopher, an associate professor in the School of Professional Psychology and principal investigator, said the grant would allow the collaborative to further examine the feasibility and impact of the training on specific stressors experienced by officers.

Christopher, whose research interests include mindfulness training among diverse groups, and assistant professor and principal investigator Matthew Hunsinger, whose research interests include mindfulness practice and intergroup relations, began their work with the collaborative in 2013.

Lt. Richard Goerling of the Hillsboro Police Department, a nationally recognized authority on mindfulness in police trainings, and Brant Rogers of the Stress Reduction Clinic at Yoga Hillsboro, a nationally recognized mindfulness-based trainer certified by University of Massachusetts Medical School, initiated the collaborative police trainings in 2006.

Three groups of police officers completed the MBRT training taught by Rogers, with assistance from Goerling, and Christopher and Hunsinger investigated the preliminary impact of the program on the officers' resilience.

The initial findings, Christopher said, were very encouraging. "We found a variety of positive outcomes, including improvements in mental health, physical health, better sleep, less anger and lower fatigue."

To build on these preliminary findings, researchers will use a more sophisticated research design as a result of the grant. The design will measure outcomes such as stress hormone levels, unconscious social bias and its relationship to split-second decision-making, and mental clarity under duress.

"All of these are crucial elements of job performance in what is a very high-stress profession," Christopher said.

Any law enforcement agency or individual officer is welcome to participate, Christopher said. So far, the Hillsboro Police, Beaverton Police and Clackamas County Sheriff departments have all expressed interest in the training, which is expected to begin in January. Interested agencies or officers can contact Christopher at MBRT@pacificu.edu.

"This has the potential to improve the effectiveness and health of officers as well as the well-being of their families and the communities they serve," Christopher said.
Reynolds School District Hosts Dr. Pedro Noguera (Photo)
Reynolds Sch. Dist. - 08/28/15
Pedro Noguera photograph
Pedro Noguera photograph
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You are invited to attend an Evening with Dr. Pedro Noguera on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 from 5:30 to 7pm at Reynolds High School, Auditorium in the Arts and Communications Building, which is located 1698 SW Cherry Park Rd in Troutdale. Access is from the west Side of Building Adjacent to Columbia Park.


Dr. Noguera will be speaking on the topic of Excellence Through Equity: Principles and Practices

Standards and accountability has succeeded in bringing greater attention to disparities in student achievement. Little attention has been given to what it takes to create conditions in schools that will make achievement for all students more likely.

How do we place equity at the center of education reform?

How do we support and cultivate effective teaching in schools?

This presentation will describe principles and practices that have proven effective in meeting the needs of a wide variety of learners. It will also explore how schools can develop effective partnerships with parents and community groups to further efforts to raise achievement.

Dr. Noguera is an author, researcher and advocate for promoting student achievement, preventing youth violence, the potential impact of school choice and vouchers on urban public schools, and race and ethnic relations in American society. Some materials from Dr. Noguera writings are available online at inmotionmagazine.com. Some sample lecures are available at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSehZPz2NoY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrwdaOWPfyo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWNg7xG1kcg

Media credentials should be requested from Andrea Watson at awatson@rsd7.net by Tuesday, September 1 at 2pm.


Attached Media Files: Pedro Noguera photograph
Newberg Recreational Fire Restriction Lifted Effective August 28th
Newberg-Dundee Police Dept. - 08/28/15
Critical fire conditions have subsided for Yamhill County. As a result, the Newberg Fire Department is lifting the recreational burning restrictions that were put in place on August 21st. The restrictions on all open-flame recreational fires, including backyard fire pits, patio fire pits, propane campfire pits and charcoal barbecues has been lifted effective immediately.

This is only for the City of Newberg and Newberg Rural Fire Protection District. The Oregon Department of Forestry still bans all open flames within their jurisdiction.

Please remember that the fuels are still very dry and use caution when enjoying these devices.

Please also note that seasonal burning restrictions on backyard and agricultural burning are still in effect. For more information, call the Newberg Burn Information Line at 503-538-7441.
Media Advisory: Beaverton Mayor to Lead Tour of Canyon Road to Highlight Necessity of TIGER Grant Project (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 08/28/15
An artist’s rendering shows the improvements that will be made along Canyon Road such as wider and safer sidewalks and upgraded landscaping. (Courtesy of City of Beaverton)
An artist’s rendering shows the improvements that will be made along Canyon Road such as wider and safer sidewalks and upgraded landscaping. (Courtesy of City of Beaverton)
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What: Mayor Denny Doyle will lead a tour of the Canyon Road project for Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici.


Where: Canyon Road (Oregon Highway 8), beginning at The Beaverton Building, 12725 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton, Or 97005


When: Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 3 p.m.


Why: The City of Beaverton has applied for a $10 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant for the Canyon Road (OR 8) Safety and Complete Corridor Project.


Photo op: Mayor Doyle will point out project highlights and the areas needing improvement along Canyon Road.


BEAVERTON, Ore. - The City of Beaverton has applied for a $10 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant for the Canyon Road (OR 8) Safety and Complete Corridor Project. On Tuesday, Sept. 1 Mayor Doyle will lead a tour of Canyon Road for Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici.


"The Canyon Road project is key to revitalizing downtown Beaverton," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "Our community vision calls for safer streets for pedestrians and bicyclists, easier ways to get to and from transit centers, and development in our downtown--this project touches on all of those aspects."


The Canyon Road project will:


Increase safety for all mode types and users through sidewalk repair and enhancements, safer pedestrian crossings, correction of auto and freight turning conflicts, and traffic calming


Provide better connectivity across Canyon Road for bicyclists and pedestrians seeking access to transit or a safe route to work


Facilitate economic development and reinvestment with increased transportation choices and greater access to transit and job centers


The project started from the community's vision of downtown Beaverton as a connected, vibrant place, with particular emphasis on improving the safety, congestion and environment on Canyon and Farmington Roads. Oregon Highway 8 is a critical part of the local regional and service sector jobs in Beaverton, Hillsboro and Portland. The highway is adjacent to light rail.


The estimated total cost of the project is $20.8 million. The project is supported by the city's and ODOT's non-federal match totaling $5.8 million and an additional $1.5 million from the Washington County MSTIP Opportunity Fund. Pre-engineering and design of the project was funded through a $1 million HUD Sustainable Communities Challenge Grant. The project is also supported by $3.5 million in Regional Flex Fund dollars, awarded by Metro in 2013.


"Now is the time to make these much needed improvements," said Mayor Doyle. "We've gathered nearly 70 letters of support from local businesses. We're ready for TIGER and we're ready to move forward with this important project."


For more information, please contact Todd Juhasz, transportation planner at tjuhasz@BeavertonOregon.gov or at 503-526-2424.


ABOUT BEAVERTON
Beaverton is a welcoming and responsible city that enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. In 2015, Beaverton was recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest (according to CQ Press for cities more than 75,000). Recently, the city's award-winning finance department received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award as well as the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was named one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine and recognized as one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine. The city was named one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com and one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine. The city also received the Recycler of the Year award from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, received a Silver Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists, and recognized as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities. Lastly, the city's nationally acclaimed visioning program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter and also received the prestigious 3CMA Award of Excellence.


For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov. Also follow Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton, or Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.


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Attached Media Files: An artist’s rendering shows the improvements that will be made along Canyon Road such as wider and safer sidewalks and upgraded landscaping. (Courtesy of City of Beaverton)
Media Advisory: Today's Flicks by the Fountain Event Cancelled Due to Inclement Weather
City of Beaverton - 08/28/15
BEAVERTON, Ore. - The August 28 Flicks by the Fountain has been cancelled due to inclement weather. Tonight's film, Jurassic Park, will not be rescheduled.


After consultation with the city's emergency management team and close monitoring of reports from the National Weather Service, the city has determined that the safest course of action is to cancel tonight's event. The outdoor movie screen cannot be used during poor weather.


The Flicks by the Fountain series has concluded for the season.


For more information about Flicks by the Fountain or other citywide events, call 503-526-2559, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/Events or email events@BeavertonOregon.gov.


For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov. Also follow Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton, or Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.


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Police called to Woodburn home after small explosion
Woodburn Police - 08/28/15
Woodburn police officers responded to a report of an explosion and fire in the 700 block of S. Cascade Drive at 12:08 Friday morning.

Upon arrival, officers learned that an adult male was working in his garage when an unknown person threw an object in his garage that exploded, causing a small fire in a garbage can and also burning and scorching other items in the garage. The fires were extinguished by the homeowner prior to police arrival.

A taped box was located in the driveway that the homeowner did not recognize. Officers could not determine what type of device it was and Oregon State Bomb Squad was called to the scene. Bomb technicians were able to determine the box was empty and that the explosive device thrown into the garage was a mortar-style firework. No one sustained any injuries.

This case is still under investigation. If anyone has any information please contact the Woodburn Police Department at 503-982-2345.
Red Cross Assists Family Affected by Home Fire in Clark County
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/28/15
Red Cross disaster action team volunteers this morning responded to a single-family home fire that occurred in the 14000 block of NE Axford Rd in Battleground, WA. The fire affected two adults, three children and several pets. Red Cross provided comfort kits, blankets and information about recovery services.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in communities across Oregon and southwest Washington. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 to schedule an appointment.

Know what to do before, during and after a home fire. Take a few moments to review your family's exit plan should there be a fire in your home. This information, and more, is available at www.redcross.org or in a free Prepare! Resource Guide published by the American Red Cross Cascades Region. The guide can be downloaded at http://rdcrss.org/1zq8XW6.
Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Until Tuesday September 1
Portland Police Bureau - 08/28/15
Sgt. Greg Stewart is the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) until Tuesday September 1, 2015, at 5:00 p.m.

Sgt. Stewart will be available by email or media-only pager to answer questions or respond to incidents with a clear need for immediate public notification due to community safety concerns.

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Oregon National Guard Soldiers, Airmen scheduled to complete fire training, deploy to fire bases (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 08/28/15
Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers practice smothering fires during wild land fires training at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, in Salem, Oregon, Aug. 25. The group spent four days training to assist the Oregon Department of Fores
Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers practice smothering fires during wild land fires training at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, in Salem, Oregon, Aug. 25. The group spent four days training to assist the Oregon Department of Fores
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SALEM, Oregon (Aug. 28, 2015)--The additional 250 Oregon National Guard members activated to assist with ongoing firefighting efforts throughout the state are scheduled to complete their firefighting training at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST), in Salem, Oregon on Saturday, Aug. 29.

The group, comprised of Citizen-Airmen from the 142nd Fighter Wing in Portland, Oregon, and the 173rd Fighter Wing in Klamath Falls, Oregon, and Citizen-Soldiers from the Oregon Army National Guard's 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, are scheduled to deploy to firebases in eastern and central Oregon on Sunday, Aug. 30.

The media is invited to view their field training on Aug. 29, at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, located at 4190 Aumsville Highway, Salem, Oregon 97317.

The first group of 125 Oregon Soldiers who were activated, completed their firefighting training at DPSST on Aug. 25, and are currently assisting first responders, initial attack contract crews and fire managers at a firebase near John Day. This initial group comes from Oregon Army National Guard units across the state, including; 224 Engineering Company, 1-186 Infantry Battalion, 1-82 Cavalry, 141 Brigade Support Battalion and 1249 Engineer Company. They join Soldiers from Charlie 7-158 Aviation, and Army and Air National Guard Joint Staff who have been participating in the effort since Aug. 3.

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. This agreement is reviewed annually by both agencies' leadership.

Photo Caption:
Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers practice smothering fires during wild land fires training at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, in Salem, Oregon, Aug. 25. The group spent four days training to assist the Oregon Department of Forestry during the 2015 firefighting season, and have since deployed to the fire lines early on Aug. 26. They will be joined by 250 more Oregon Citizen-Airmen and Citizen-Soldiers who began their training at DPSST on Aug. 26, and are expected to deploy to the fire lines Aug. 30. Photo by Sgt. Tianna Waite, 41 Infantry Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs.


Attached Media Files: Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers practice smothering fires during wild land fires training at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, in Salem, Oregon, Aug. 25. The group spent four days training to assist the Oregon Department of Fores
Evergreen Public Schools set to welcome students back September 2, 2015
Evergreen Sch. Dist. - 08/28/15
Vancouver, Wash. - The 2015-2016 school year will begin Wednesday, September 2, for the more than 26,000 students in Evergreen Public Schools. The beginning of the year, always an exciting time for students and their families, will be marked by a variety of new programs and initiatives throughout the district.

The year was kicked off Monday, August 24, by district administrators who welcomed 150 new teachers to the district during the annual "New Teacher Induction." Following that induction, the school board unanimously passed the 2015-2016 budget at Tuesday's board meeting.

Students in the district's 21 elementary schools will notice a change on the very first day. In order to comply with new state regulations, the elementary school day will be extended by ten minutes. Schools will now release students at 3:00pm (early schools) and 3:45pm (late schools). Visit www.evergreenps.org for a complete list of schools and hours.

The district continues to add support for families this year, opening Family and Community Resource Centers at an additional five elementary schools - Ellsworth, Endeavour, Image, Mill Plain and Sifton. The centers, now at ten schools, provide food, clothing, and other necessities to families in need. The district is committed to helping middle and high school students in need, as well. A new partnership with C-Tran and Vancouver Parks and Recreation will provide students in need with free bus passes that can be used anywhere in Clark County, and access to the Marshall and Firstenberg Community Centers.

Another new partnership for the district includes an expanded presence of the Southwest Washington Childcare Consortium (SWCCC). The SWCCC plans to offer before and after school care for students at Burnt Bridge Creek, Endeavour, Fircrest, Marrion and Sifton elementary schools. That's in addition to the programs already available at 11 other district schools.

Following the successful "Stuff the Bus" school supply drive and the "Write Start" program, the Evergreen School District Foundation (ESDF) is ready to start handing out school supplies. New this year, schools will directly disburse supplies from the Foundation. This change will help ensure that students in each school are getting the supplies they truly need.

Finally, employees at the district's Administrative Service Center (ASC) started a "Fresh Start Clothing Drive for Students in Transition Program" designed to provide students in need with new clothes and shoes.

For a complete list of upcoming events and news articles for Evergreen Public Schools, visit the district website (www.evergreenps.org) or follow the district on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.


About Evergreen Public Schools
Established in 1945, Evergreen Public Schools (Evergreen School District 114) is the fifth largest school district in the state of Washington. The district is home to 37 schools, serving the educational needs of more than 26,000 students. With just over 3,000 employees, Evergreen Public Schools is the third largest employer in Southwest Washington.
Portland Fire & Rescue Upgrades a Commercial Fire to a 2nd Alarm in NE Portland (Photo)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 08/28/15
NE Colwood Way
NE Colwood Way
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Portland Fire & Rescue initially responded to an automatic alarm at approximately 5:20 am at 6435 NE Colwood Way, Full Bore Innovations. Witnesses in the area saw smoke coming from the building and called 911. When fire crews arrived, they saw smoke and flames coming from the 2nd floor windows. Due to difficult access into the building and the manufacturing equipment inside, it was difficult to get water on the fire. The incident commander then called for a 2nd alarm which brought more resources. Crews were able to get the fire under control around 6:00 am.

Fire crews did find a hole burned in the floor at the top of the stairs to the second floor. The crews marked the hole and kept other firefighters from falling through.

No one was in the building at the time of the fire and no one was injured.

The fire cause is under investigation. Fire crews are still on scene mopping up hot spots and working with the fire investigator.


Attached Media Files: NE Colwood Way , NE Colwood Way
08/27/15
Gresham Police Increase DUII Enforcement for Labor Day Weekend
Gresham Police Dept - 08/27/15
Gresham, Ore. - The Gresham Police Department is participating in a nationwide traffic safety campaign focusing on impaired drivers this Labor Day weekend, Sept. 4 through 8, 2015.

Officers will perform enhanced DUII focused patrols throughout Gresham, looking for drivers operating vehicles under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. The goal of this campaign: save lives by removing impaired drivers from the streets.

The Cost of Drunk Driving in 2013:

Approximately one-third of US traffic fatalities involved drunk drivers with blood alcohol concentrations [BACs] of .08 or higher; resulting in 10,076 deaths from these preventable crashes.

Over Labor Day weekend, there were 424 crash fatalities nationwide. Almost half (48%) of those fatal crashes involved drivers who had been drinking (.01+ BAC), 38% involved drivers who were legally drunk (.08+ BAC), and more than 25% involved drivers whose BAC was almost twice the illegal limit (.15+ BAC).

Approximately 1 in 5 child (12 and younger) passenger deaths were in drunk driving crashes. 71% of the time, it was the child's own driver who was drunk.

Of those child passengers killed while riding with a drunk driver, 44% were not buckled at the time of the crash.


The Labor Day DUII campaign is designed to deter people from driving while impaired by implementing high-visibility enforcement and increasing the number of officers on the streets who are assertively seeking to identify and stop impaired drivers.

Ways to prevent impaired driving:

?,? Stop alcohol service long before the event is over.
?,? Prepare for guests to stay the night or assist with calling for cab service.
?,? Choose a responsible designated driver.
?,? Serve plenty of food to lessen the effects of alcohol.
?,? Offer a wide range of non-alcoholic beverages.
?,? Report impaired drivers by calling 911.

Grant funds from the Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon Impact support these extra high-visibility DUII patrols.
Fire Destroys Sheriff's Office Substation in Mill City (Photo)
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 08/27/15
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Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports today at 11:39 A.M. a fire was reported at a building owned by the city of Mill City located at 274 SW 2nd Street in Mill City.

The building which is approximately 7440 square feet, houses the Linn County Sheriff's Office Substation, the city public works shop area, city library and the city archive storage area. The entire building is a total loss with a combined value of approximately $900,000.

The Mill City Fire Department quickly responded and extinguished the fire minimizing collateral damage to surrounding buildings.

Deputies learned a city public works employee, 58 year-old Gerald L Curtis, had parked some small equipment inside the building. Curtis noticed a small fire had started near the equipment he had just parked. Curtis used a nearby water hose in attempt to extinguish the fire. The fire continued to spread at which time Curtis ran out of the building to evacuate others in the building.

Two deputies were typing reports in the substation when they heard popping sounds coming from the public works area. Deputies reported seeing the common wall between the substation and the public works building turn orange in color. Deputies said flames then started coming through the wall as they evacuated the building. The substation contained computer systems, files, desks and other office equipment. The total dollar amount for the loss of Sheriff's Office equipment is unknown at this time.


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53 Traffic Citations Issued During Four-Hour Pedestrian Safety Mission in Gresham
Gresham Police Dept - 08/27/15
Gresham, Ore. -The Gresham Police Department conducted a pedestrian safety mission on Aug. 19, 2015 at the intersection of SE Stark St. and SE 182nd Ave., resulting in 53 citations. Aiming to raise safety awareness for drivers and pedestrians regarding pedestrian right-of-way laws, officers handed out educational brochures and citations during a four-hour period in the evening.

Officers issued 22 citations for crosswalk infractions and 31 citations for other offenses, including: illegal cell phone use, illegal U-turn, failure to use a seat belt, driving with a suspended license, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, failure to obey a traffic control device, not providing proof of insurance, expired registration, and careless driving. The careless driving citation stemmed from a commercial vehicle hitting a vehicle that was stopped for someone using the crosswalk.

Motorists must stop and yield to pedestrians who are waiting to cross, or who are in the process of crossing the roadway. Motorists are also required to stop at all crosswalks when a vehicle is already stopped in a lane next to the one they are traveling in.

As students return to school, traffic officers will again focus on school zone safety. Police remind all drivers that the 20 MPH school zone speed limit will be enforced on all school days.

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Public invited to SE First Street Project Open House on Tuesday, Sept. 1
City of Vancouver - 08/27/15
Vancouver, Wash. - The City of Vancouver will hold an Open House for the Southeast First Street Improvement Project from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 1, in the Mill Plain Elementary School gymnasium, 400 S.E. 164th Ave. The public is invited to drop by at any time during the informal, two-hour open house to view the proposed design and speak with the project team about future improvements to this key east Vancouver corridor.

The City has been working on design and environmental requirements needed to upgrade Southeast First Street from a two-lane rural road to a complete urban street system with sidewalks, bike facilities, stormwater facilities, street lights, and sounds walls where required. The overall First Street project spans from 164th Avenue to 192nd Avenue. Using traffic volumes now and projected 20 years into the future, the proposed design envisions a three-lane street, with one lane in each direction and a center turn lane. Near major intersections of 164th and 192nd avenues, the design provides for four-lane street with dual left-turn lanes.

To best utilize current project funding of $1.6 million in federal grants and about $700,000 in matching City funds, design efforts are primarily focused on the segment of First Street from 164th Avenue to 177th Avenue. This existing funding is expected to allow for some rights-of-way acquisition in this segment. However, there is currently no identified funding for completion of the right-of-way process or for construction of improvements. The City is continuing to seek funding opportunities for this high-priority project.

Upgrading the rural-type roadway to current urban standards is expected to enhance safety, improve the road surface, and increase connectivity for homeowners, employees and businesses along the corridor.

Information about the project is being posted online at www.cityofvancouver.us/FirstStreet. Ongoing updates will be provided as the project progresses and more information becomes available. Individuals requiring reasonable accommodation for information above may request written materials in alternate formats, physical accessibility accommodations, or other reasonable accommodation. Contact City of Vancouver Construction Services at 360-487-7750 or email constructioninfo@cityofvancouver.us.

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Acting Public Information Officer (PIO)
Tualatin Police Dept. - 08/27/15
Lt. Greg Pickering will be Tualatin Police Department's acting public information officer from Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 5:00pm through Monday, August 31, 2015 at 8:00am. He can be reached at 503-572-7717.

Captain Larry Braaksma will be Tualatin Police Department's acting public information officer from Monday, August 31, 2015 at 8:00am through Friday, September 4, 2015 at 8:00am. He can be reached at 971-563-1153.

Jennifer Massey will resume as the public information officer on Friday, September 4, 2015 at 8:00am.
East Precinct Officers Arrest Vandalism Suspect After Early Morning Crime Spree in Southeast Portland
Portland Police Bureau - 08/27/15
In the early morning hours of Thursday August 27, 2015, East Precinct officers responded to numerous reports of broken windows at businesses along Southeast Division Street, including Kelli's Cafe, Key Bank, Northwest Auto Wholesale, and Duke's. All of these businesses were located from Southeast 162nd Avenue past 148th Avenue. Additionally, officers discovered the American Legion and the Stop & Go Market, on 122nd Avenue near Division Street were also damaged.

Officers reviewed surveillance video from Northwest Auto Wholesale and were able to get a good description of the suspect.

At approximately 12:00 p.m., an officer saw the suspect at Southeast 139th Avenue and Main Street and took him into custody without incident.

Officers have linked him to numerous incidents of vandalism along Southeast Division Street.

The suspect, 45-year-old Jaime Harold Calderon, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Criminal Mischief in the First Degree (six counts). His booking photo should be available shortly at http://www.mcso.us

If other businesses suffered damage consistent with these incidents, they should file a report online at http://www.portlandpolice.com or by calling the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

Additional case numbers can be emailed to Officer Wayne Schull, wayne.schull@portlandoregon.gov.

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Deputies Investigate Arson in Tangent (Photo)
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 08/27/15
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Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports that on August 26 at approximately 9:30 P.M. his 9-1-1 dispatch center received a call of a fire on Tangent Loop near Tangent Drive, south of Albany. Tangent Fire Department and deputies responded to the location to find a barn on fire that was suspicious in nature.

After the fire was extinguished, fire personnel and deputies located several other locations on the property where fires appear to have been started. The barn was a total loss and the value of the barn is unknown at this time.

The Linn County Sheriff's Office is investigating the fire as arson. The Tangent Fire Department, Oregon State Fire Marshal and the Oregon State Crime Lab are assisting detectives with the investigation.

Anyone with information regarding the fire is asked to contact Detective Scott Christensen at the Linn County Sheriff's Office at (541) 917-6680.


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Three Community Leaders Join the Vancouver Chamber Board of Directors (Photo)
Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce - 08/27/15
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(VANCOUVER, WA) - The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce (GVCC) is excited to announce the addition of three new community leaders onto our 2015-2016 Board of Directors. We welcome one retail business owner, a community-building CPA, and the Vancouver School District Superintended to our roster. These three new board members will be recognized at the Chamber's "Annual Officer Installation and Business & Leadership Awards" event on Thursday, September 10th at the Hilton (301 W 6th St, Vancouver, WA 98660). To attend please RSVP at www.vancouverusa.com. The cost is $60/person.

The New GVCC Board Members are:

Dr. Steve Webb - Vancouver School District Superintendent
Dr. Webb will bring his extensive education experience to the Chamber's Board of Directors. Dr. Webb has a distinguished 31-year career in public education in Washington and California. He has served as superintendent, deputy superintendent, assistant superintendent (for secondary learning and technology); and as principal and associate principal, high school teacher and, finally, as a coach. In 2014, Steve was one of eight public school leaders in the nation selected by eSchool News as a 2014 Tech-Savvy Superintendent. Dr. Webb is a hands-on leader who regularly visits classrooms at 37 school sites and periodically works the various jobs of the district's 3,300 employees. Dr. Webb has an educational doctorate from Seattle University, a master of arts in teaching from Lewis and Clark College, and a bachelor of arts in politics and government from the University of Puget Sound. Since moving to Vancouver, Webb has become actively involved in the community through civic organizations and his church. He serves on the boards for the Rotary Foundation, Boys and Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington, Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools, and the Washington State University Vancouver Advisory Council.

Lisa Goecke - Perkins & Co.
Lisa has been in public accounting since 1986; and with Perkins & Co since 1990. In 2002 she was elected shareholder at Perkins & Co. Lisa concentrates her practice on audit and business consulting for closely held businesses, including valuations, management succession, mergers and acquisitions, and estate planning. Her clients include investment funds as well as businesses in transportation, manufacturing, professional services, distribution, and real estate. Lisa enjoys strong, long-term relationships with many of her clients due, in large part, to her ability to provide a full spectrum of business advisory services. Lisa is an active board member of the Columbia River Economic Development Council (CREDC) and works with prospective companies looking to move into Clark County.

Amy O'Hara - When the Shoe Fits
Amy is the co-owner of When The Shoe Fits, a local shoe store chain. A Seattle native, Amy developed her career in footwear first in retail and then in wholesale where she eventually became a regional sales manager for the StrideRite Corporation. Her wholesale career moved her around the West Coast but she landed in Vancouver in 1993 and knew she had found home. Amy, with her husband Alan, founded When the Shoe Fits in 2004 and they have since expanded to a successful 4-door chain. She is the mother to two teenage boys and in her off-time loves all things outdoors and is incredibly dedicated to losing one running race after another. She makes it a priority to support local charities and lists Habitat for Humanity and Meals on Wheels as two of her favorites. With a sincere passion for a thriving small business community she is eager to support local entrepreneurs.

About the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce (GVCC):
Founded in 1890, the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce (GVCC) is a non-profit organization aimed at advancing and strengthening the regional business community through member services, public affairs advocacy and community building. The Chamber is a supportive alliance of diverse member businesses, individuals and organizations, working together toward long-term business prosperity. The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce is the heart of Clark County's business community, advocating for sound, sensible and dynamic policies that ensure a vital economic climate while improving Vancouver's infrastructure and quality of life. For more information, please visit www.vancouverusa.com.
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Battle Ground School Board Approves 2015-16 Budget
Battle Ground Sch. Dist. - 08/27/15
Battle Ground Public Schools' Board of Directors unanimously approved the 2015-16 district budget at its meeting Monday night. The district expects to receive $151.9 million in revenues for the year, an increase of 10 percent over last year's budget.

At their meeting, board members approved allocations for four main buckets: day-to-day operations, including $500,000 for the general fund reserve; student activities; debt services (bonds) and facilities projects.

The majority of the district's revenue increase ($10.3 million) will come from the state. The Washington Legislature approved additional funding for school districts around the state for salary and benefit increases, class-size reduction, full-day kindergarten and maintenance and supplies. Battle Ground Public Schools receives about 71 percent of its revenues from state funding. The district also receives federal funds, levy dollars, and money from local, non-tax sources.

Most of Battle Ground's increase in state revenues is tied to a 3 percent cost of living adjustment (COLA) and benefit increases that the legislature is giving to state-funded staff. The district must match the COLA and benefit increases for unfunded staff from other revenue sources. About 35 percent of Battle Ground's staff is not funded by state dollars. The COLA and benefits match for unfunded staff, about $1.4 million, reduces the amount of Battle Ground's discretionary funds to $1.5 million.

Budget enhancements from state funding include:
Maintenance, supplies and operating costs increased by $362 to $1,210 per student for a total apportionment of $3.6 million.

The district could receive an additional $852,000 for K-3 class size reduction if it meets reduced class-size requirements.

The state provided a 3 percent COLA for funded staff totaling $868,000 and benefit and retirement increases totaling $948,000, also for funded staff.

Full-day kindergarten funding for salary and benefits only at Maple Grove School totals $135,000.

The district received an additional $2.2 million for special education and alternative learning programs.
Recycling Beyond Bags kicks off with special Saturday event
City of Vancouver - 08/27/15
Vancouver, Wash. - Join the City of Vancouver and its partners from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Aug. 29 at the Cascade Park Safeway, 13719 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd., for the special launch of a new pilot program aimed at increasing awareness and opportunities for recycling plastic wrap, bags and film packaging.

The #RecycleBeyondBags community kick-off event features an on-site live broadcast of the popular "Weekend Warrior" radio program heard locally on KPAM 860 AM, featuring Tony and Corey from PARR Lumber.

The public is invited to stop by, learn about the #RecycleBeyondBags program, get answers to recycling questions, and find out why plastic bags and wrap don't belong in the big blue curbside recycling carts. The event includes refreshments and free drawings for prizes. Have a collection of clean and dry plastic bags, wraps and film at home? Bring them to Safeway for recycling! Can't attend Saturday? Follow us on Twitter through the hashtag #RecycleBeyondBags.

The new plastic film recycling pilot program joins together a multitude of partners and agencies interested in a comprehensive solution aimed at keeping plastic bags and wraps out of the environment and in the economy. In addition to the City of Vancouver and Safeway, these include WRAP, TREX, Waste Connections of Washington, and Clark County and its cities, with Parr Lumber joining in this launch event. Among the outreach efforts, the pilot program includes new in-store recycling bins and posters, as well as signs at checkout counters encouraging shoppers to return plastic bags and wraps for recycling.

From the wrapper around paper towels, to the sleeve holding the newspaper, to a plastic bag containing bread and bubble wrap, plastic film packaging abounds. In fact, plastic bags represent only about one-third of total plastic film packaging.

"This program aims to reduce, reuse and increase recycling of all of these materials while preventing curbside cart contamination," said Tanya Gray, Solid Waste Supervisor for the City of Vancouver. "When returned to stores for proper recycling, plastic wraps, film and bags become valuable resources for making new products, such as TREX decking lumber or new grocery bags."

Gray said if the program is successful in increasing the amount of plastic film being recycled and reducing the problem of plastic film contaminating curbside carts, the partners hope to expand the effort to more retail sites throughout the area.

Residents, businesses and retailers are encouraged to join in and recycle plastic film packaging, wrap and bags at their favorite participating store or drop-off location. Learn more at www.cityofvancouver.us/beyondbags.

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College's key SBDC advisor wins top state award (Photo)
PCC - 08/27/15
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PORTLAND, Ore. - Jackie Babicky Peterson has helped to launch at least 1,000 small businesses in her career.

So, it's not surprising that the long time business advisor at Portland Community College's Small Business Development Center has been awarded the 2015 Oregon American Small Business Development Center State Star. Each year at its national conference, the Association of Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC) honors people from each state for their service to small businesses, or who have provided a significant contribution to the state's SBDC and community.

"Being recognized as the State Star of Oregon is really meaningful to me," said Babicky Peterson, who leads the SBDC's encore entrepreneur program as a strategic advisor and instructor. "I am a great believer in the SBDC and how it helps budding entrepreneurs start and grow successful businesses. We all do great work."

Babicky Peterson, who joined PCC in 2000, is a State Star whose light shines bright beyond Oregon. She has coached, taught and counseled countless numbers of creative and DIY entrepreneurs to financial success during the past 30 years. For this work, she has gained national media attention in her work in the fast-growing areas of small business encore and solo entrepreneurship.

The State Star isn't her only accolade. The Northeast Portland resident was named one of the 100 most powerful women in the Northwest by her past clients and has been recognized with the prestigious President's Award by the Portland Business Alliance for her extensive work helping small businesses thrive.

"To me, this State Star recognition means that my personal work focused on the model of solo entrepreneurship is being accepted by my own network, and I find that the recognition of my work thrilling," added Babicky Peterson about the state's network of SBDCs. "The latest figures show that as of 2014 there are about 30 million workers who work independently in solo businesses. Many of these are creatives and encores. I am passionate about helping them find financial success."

Over the course of her career Babicky Peterson has become even more influential: from awards to writing books titled "Better, Smarter, Richer" and "Wiser, Smarter, Richer" to assisting local leaders with small business issues. In 2006, she was asked by then Portland Mayor Sam Adams to advise him on steps the city could take to support creative entrepreneurship. In 2004, she led a team that brought a small business "Bill of Rights" to the Portland City Council, which is considered a national model today.

"Her contribution and commitment to small business owners, the PCC Small Business Development Center, and its partners across the state have set the standards for all business development professionals," said PCC's SBDC Director Tammy Marquez-Oldham. "Thousands of small business owners have grown healthy businesses, benefiting their families, employees and their communities because of Jackie's advising, mentoring and teaching."

And her story doesn't stop here. Babicky Peterson has presented on encore and solo entrepreneurship nationally. She has shared elements of her program at the national conference of the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship via national webinars for the American Society on Aging, and will talk at the national conference for the ASBDC in San Francisco in September, representing Oregon's SBDCs.

The question left is whether the 72-year-old will ever slow down and retire. She admits she is spending more and more time just doing what she loves like reading, playing with her grandchildren and traveling with her husband.

"Nowadays I work a little at a time," Babicky Peterson added. "But as long as I keep my energy up and it's fun, I won't stop working."


About Portland Community College: PCC is the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon and 19th largest in the nation, serving approximately 90,000 full- and part-time students. PCC, which is roughly the size of Rhode Island, has four comprehensive campuses, eight workforce training and education centers, and 200 community locations in the Portland metropolitan area. The PCC district encompasses a 1,500-square-mile area in northwest Oregon and offers two-year degrees, one-year certificate programs, short-term training, alternative education, pre-college courses and life-long learning.

Visit PCC news on the web at http://news.pcc.edu/


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Veterans Advisory Committee Meeting in Hermiston
Oregon Dept. of Veterans' Affairs - 08/27/15
SALEM - The public is invited to attend and participate in the next quarterly meeting of the Advisory Committee to the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs. The meeting is being held at the Hermiston Conference Center, 415 S. Highway 395, on September 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The nine-member committee is comprised of veterans appointed by the governor to provide counsel to the director of the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs.

Registration is not required, but is encouraged. RSVP at: www.surveymonkey.com/r/CWNK5SB.

If you have questions for the committee, email them to vaac@odva.state.or.us.

For more information about the committee and its members go to: www.oregon.gov/odva/Pages/advisory.aspx.

The advisory committee's meetings are held throughout the state on the first Wednesday in March, June, September and December.
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Death Investigation - Pirate's Cove Wayside in Tillamook County
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 08/27/15
Oregon State Police (OSP) is completing the investigation into the death of a 25-year old Portland woman found deceased Tuesday morning from inhaling helium gas near Pirate's Cove Wayside in Tillamook County.

On August 25, 2015 at approximately 6:35 a.m., OSP received a report of a suspicious vehicle parked at Pirate's Cove Wayside Overlook on US 101 near milepost 55. Troopers found the woman's vehicle at a parking lot and Alexandria WAGNER, age 25, from Portland, deceased from an apparent suicide by inhaling helium gas.

OSP responded to the scene to conduct the death investigation with the assistance of the Tillamook County Medical Examiner. Other assistance was provided by the Tillamook County Sheriff's Department, Garibaldi Fire Department, and the Tillamook County District Attorney's Office.

Help is available for community members struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts. Suicide is preventable. If you or someone you know needs help with suicidal thoughts or is otherwise in an immediate mental health crisis, please contact your local crisis help resources.

Tillamook Family Counseling Center has crisis help line available 24 hours a day by calling Crisis Number 503-842-8201 or 1-800-962-2851. More information about mental health services in Tillamook County is available on their website at http://www.tfcc.org/menhs.htm

Multnomah County Mental Health Services has a crisis help line available 24 hours a day by calling Crisis Number 503-988-4888 or 1-800-716-9769. More information about mental health services in Multnomah County is available on their website at https://multco.us/mhas/mental-health-services

In addition to local resources in your community, a toll free line is available for Oregon Partnership Lifeline/National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255).
UPDATE: Inmate walks away from Santiam Correctional Institution work crew (Photo) - Inmate Back in custody
Oregon Dept. of Corrections - 08/27/15
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UPDATE: William Beebe is back in custody. Salem Police Department and Oregon State Police arrested him today at approximately 12:33 p.m. in Salem. No other details are available at this time.



Today at approximately 9:30 a.m., inmate William Arch Beebe walked away from an Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) work crew in the area of Richmond Elementary School in southeast Salem. Local law enforcement is assisting.

Beebe is an inmate at Santiam Correctional Institution (SCI) in Salem. He was working on a ten-man crew when staff discovered he was missing.

Beebe is a 38-year-old Caucasian male, 6 feet 2 inches tall, 180 pounds, clean shaven, and has hazel eyes. He was last seen wearing blue jeans with the word "inmate" and the DOC logo stenciled on the knee in orange, and a blue t-shirt similarly stenciled in orange.

Beebe entered DOC custody on June, 23, 2015, on two counts of unauthorized use of a vehicle out of Marion County. His earliest release date is April 6, 2017.

Anyone with information regarding Beebe's whereabouts is asked to call Oregon State Police at
1-800-452-7888.

SCI is a minimum-security prison in Salem that houses approximately 440 male inmates who are within four years of release. The facility concentrates on work opportunities, most of which are in the form of work crews contracting with state agencies, local organizations, and private industries within a 60-mile radius of Salem. SCI provides a range of other correctional programs and services including education, transition programs, and religious services. The building that is now SCI was constructed in 1946 and originally was used as an annex to the Oregon State Hospital for mental health patients. Over the years it was used for a variety of correctional purposes until, in 1990, it opened as SCI.

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47-Year-Old Man Arrested with Stolen Firearm at Downtown Portland Library (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/27/15
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On Wednesday August 26, 2015, at 12:55 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the Multnomah County Central Library, located at 801 Southwest 10th Avenue, after the report that a bystander saw a man drop a handgun outside the library, pick it up and put it into a bag, then go inside the library.

Officers responding to the area were updated that a Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Deputy had the suspect detained and was in possession of the bag and the handgun. Officers determined that the handgun was reported stolen.

The suspect had not threatened anyone during this incident.

47-year-old Tyrone Romero Card was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Firearm in a Public Building, Possession of a Loaded Firearm, and Aggravated Theft in the First Degree.

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UPDATE: Major Crash Team Investigating a Fatal Traffic Crash on Northeast Mallory Avenue
Portland Police Bureau - 08/27/15
The woman killed in last night's traffic crash on Mallory Avenue has been identified as 56-year-old Mary Edwards.

Investigators learned that Edwards lived next to where the crash occurred and that she was hit and run over by her own vehicle. Investigators are reviewing information that Edwards may have suffered a medical event while the car was running and she somehow was struck by the vehicle.

The vehicle was towed from the scene to allow for further analysis and investigation.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Wednesday August 26, 2015, at 9:48 p.m., North Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the 5000 block of Northeast Mallory Avenue on the report of a single vehicle crash into a tree and a driver critically injured.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the driver, an adult female, who was deceased at the scene.

Northeast Mallory Avenue is closed between Alberta and Sumner Streets as the investigation continues.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to the scene.

At this point, it is unclear what led to the crash and the death of the driver.

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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23-Year-Old Man Arrested for Unlawful Possession a Firearm in Southeast Portland (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/27/15
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On Wednesday August 26, 2015, at 11:55 p.m., Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers stopped a vehicle at Southeast 162nd Avenue and Division Street after observing the driver using a cell phone.

Officers contacted the driver, 23-year-old Tyeriece Deshaun Overton, and learned that the he did not have a driver's license or proof of insurance on the car. Overton got out of the vehicle and officers began an inventory of the vehicle's contents for the purpose of having the vehicle towed.

During the inventory, officers located a handgun under the driver's seat.

Overton was arrested without incident and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

The Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

Anyone with information about gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's 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.

Tips on gun crimes can be emailed to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Text 823HELP, followed by the tip to 274637

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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Free Clinic of Southwest Washington receives $5,000 grant to help low-income patients receive X-rays, ultrasounds
Free Clinic of SW Washington - 08/27/15
News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Erica Heartquist,
Communications and Development Coordinator
360.313.1388 erica@freeclinics.org

August 27, 2015

Free Clinic of Southwest Washington receives $5,000 grant to help low-income patients receive X-rays, ultrasounds

VANCOUVER, Washington - The Free Clinic of Southwest Washington has received a $5,000 grant from Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center. The grant will help cover costs associated with radiology services (X-rays and ultrasounds).

The most common X-rays ordered for Free Clinic patients are chest, spine, ankle, foot, shoulder, hip, knee, finger, wrist, and pelvis. Without the ability to obtain X-rays, serious conditions may go undiagnosed and untreated. Many working people who come in to the Free Clinic are risking a cut in pay or loss of their job, if they have to miss work. X-rays allow the physician to know the severity of the condition, and enable them to initiate the appropriate treatment. Radiology services also include ultrasound imaging.

"Being able to provide x-rays means our volunteer providers can fulfill our vision of quality, compassionate care," said Free Clinic Executive Director, Barbe West. "It means our patients receive the care they need before a condition becomes acute. We are extremely grateful to Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center."

X-rays and ultrasounds are read by community radiologists who partner with the Free Clinic in providing patient care.

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 that are provided by more than 600 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: www.freeclinics.org.


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Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation to sponsor Free Workshop on "Trauma, Substance Use Disorders and Sexuality"
Woloshin Communications - 08/27/15
The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, the nation's largest nonprofit addiction treatment provider, is coming to Seattle to sponsor a free workshop on "Trauma, Substance Use Disorders, and Sexuality" from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3 at McCormick and Schmicks, 1200 Westlake Ave. N.

The workshop features Buster Ross, a national expert on substance abuse disorders, sexuality and mental health and the national director of LGBTQ-Integrative Programming at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.

"Human sexuality and trauma are complicated," states Ross. "All of our experiences influence our sexuality. For many, substance use has become a way of managing sexual shame, confusion and unresolved abuse. Counselors excel at establishing a safe and trusting environment for patients to disclose nonconsensual and exploitive experiences," Ross says. "But what is healthy? The workshop will help providers increase their skills in helping clients in recovery answer that question."

Designed to help counselors and other helping professionals feel more confident when working with patients with substance use disorders and histories of sexual abuse, the two-hour workshop carries two free continuing education credits from the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists.

RSVP online at www.HazeldenBettyFord.org/Samantha or call Kirsten Cannavino, 503-554-4324.

About Buster Ross
Buster Ross, M.A., CADCII, L.P.C., C.S.C, is the National Director of LGBTQ-Integrative Treatment Programming at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, and is based in Springbrook, Ore. He works at the intersections of substance use disorders, sexuality and mental health; teaches at the Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies; and trains helping professionals throughout the U.S. Ross is an AASECT Certified Sexuality Counselor, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor II and Licensed Professional Counselor.

About LGBTQ-Integrative Treatment Programming
LGBTQ-Integrative Treatment Programming is based on the philosophy that providing sexual health training to staff and sexual health education to clients in drug and alcohol treatment creates a supportive and healing environment for LGBTQ people and non-LGBTQ people.

About The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is a force of healing and hope for individuals, families and communities affected by addiction to alcohol and other drugs. It is the nation's largest nonprofit treatment provider with a legacy that began in 1949 and includes the 1982 founding of the Betty Ford Center. With 16 sites in California, Minnesota, Oregon, Illinois, New York, Florida, Massachusetts, Colorado and Texas, the Foundation offers prevention and recovery solutions nationwide and across the entire continuum of care for youth and adults. Learn more at www.hazeldenbettyford.org.
SCC Presents: "MARIJUANA: IT'S LEGAL, NOW WHAT?"
VanNatta Public Relations - 08/27/15
"MARIJUANA: IT'S LEGAL, NOW WHAT?"

Salem City Club is proud to begin its 48th year of providing our community with programs that educate and inspire. Our season opener will be no different - join us Friday, September 11 when we present: "MARIJUANA: IT'S LEGAL, NOW WHAT?"

Recreational and medical marijuana are both now legal under Oregon law. Recreational sales through Medical Marijuana facilities will begin on October 1st and general retailing will expand next year. However, much remains to be settled; state rules and regulations that apply to the law are works-in-progress and many facets of commercial operations remain illegal under federal law. Local policy is still in the blocks. What now indeed!

Our program considers legalized marijuana from two perspectives: local law enforcement, and the cannabis business. Salem Chief of Police, Jerry Moore, will address how policing is likely to be affected with an aside on what guidance the Denver and the State of Colorado experiences provide Oregonians. Topics of interest include the policing of commercial grow operations, marijuana-related nuisance issues, public consumption, and impaired driving. Salem dispensary owner, Margo Lucas, will focus on challenges that the new commercial industry and local marijuana retailers face. She'll touch on difficulties that accompany banking, understanding the license process, compliance with industry standards, and keeping abreast of changing legislation. She'll also discuss the challenge of producing, marketing and retailing cannabis and what is next for this new industry.

Jerry Moore, City of Salem Chief of Police
Chief Moore has over 38 years of law enforcement experience in Oregon. He moved from Dallas (Oregon) Police Department in to the Salem Police Department in 1979. During his career with Salem, Jerry has been assigned to all divisions within the department, including assignments in Patrol, Investigations, Drugs and Vice, and was the creator of the first Salem Police Street Crimes Unit. He worked his way up through the ranks and was appointed Chief of Police in October, 2005. In addition to regular duties Chief Moore currently serves on several external boards and committees including the State of Oregon Child Welfare Advisory Committee and the Marion County Children and Families Commission.

Margo Lucas
Margo Lucas is a Salem businessperson, cannabis lobbyist and union organizer. She grows medical marijuana and established the Alternative Relief Clinic, a business wherein licensed physicians qualify patients for Oregon's medical marijuana program. Recently, she opened West Salem Cannabis, a marijuana dispensary in West Salem that sells medical marijuana and will sell recreational cannabis products. Margo served on the City of Salem's Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee and has served as the Legislative Liaison for the Salem Cannabis

Industry Association. In June, she began organizing cannabis industry workers for the UFCW Local 555.

As is our tradition, we meet at the Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill, Salem. For lunch reservations, please visit our website at www.salemcityclub.com and register online. Reservations are due by noon Wednesday, September 9, 2015. Parking is free. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

What: "MARIJUANA: IT'S LEGAL, NOW WHAT?"
When: Friday, September 11, 2015; Noon- 1 pm, doors open at 11:30 AM
Where: Willamette Heritage Center, 1313 Mill St SE, Salem
Email: info@salemcityclub.com
Web Site: www.salemcityclub.com
UPDATE: Driver Crashes into Downtown Restaurant, Arrested After Traffic Pursuit (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/27/15
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The driver that crashed through the window and attempted to elude police was issued several criminal citations after he was transported to a Portland hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

26-year-old Jeff William Sorsdahl was cited for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII), Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Hit & Run - four counts), Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangerment (three counts), and Attempt to Elude by Vehicle.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Wednesday August 26, 2015, at 7:52 p.m., a Central Precinct sergeant was having dinner at E-San Thai, located at 133 Southwest 2nd Avenue, when a car crashed into the restaurant through the Pine Street windows.

The driver pulled the car out and drove away, with the Sergeant chasing him on foot and eventually a bicycle, while broadcasting information for cover officers.

Responding officers saw the vehicle on the Morrison Bridge eastbound and pursued the driver as he drove down the Southeast Water Avenue ramp where the driver crashed the vehicle and attempted to run from the officers. Police were able to quickly capture him and take him into custody.

One patron at the restaurant was transported to a Portland hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver is an adult male and will face several charges at the completion of the investigation. His name will be released on Thursday.

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Bike Beaverton Will Feature Safety Rodeo for Kids, Community Ride for All Ages (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 08/27/15
This year’s Bike Beaverton will be held on Sunday, Sept. 13 at City Park. The Beaverton Police Department will conduct a bike safety rodeo (pictured) for kids at 1 p.m. A family bike ride will kick off at 2 p.m., followed by a free ice cream social. (Phot
This year’s Bike Beaverton will be held on Sunday, Sept. 13 at City Park. The Beaverton Police Department will conduct a bike safety rodeo (pictured) for kids at 1 p.m. A family bike ride will kick off at 2 p.m., followed by a free ice cream social. (Phot
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BEAVERTON, Ore. - The City of Beaverton's Bicycle Advisory Committee will host the annual Bike Beaverton event starting at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13 at City Park, SW Fifth St and Hall Blvd.


"Bike Beaverton is a great way to spend an active Sunday afternoon with your family," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "Join us as we wrap up Beaverton Celebration Weekend by learning about bicycle safety and enjoying an easy ride around town."


The Beaverton Police Department will lead the bike safety rode, an educational bicycle obstacle course for kids, at 1 p.m. The family-friendly community bike ride will follow at 2 p.m., kicked off by Mayor Doyle. A free ice cream social will conclude the event at City Park.


Helmets are required for all ride participants. The Northwest Bicycle Safety Council will conduct helmet fittings and replace damaged helmets prior to the ride. Free tune-ups will be provided by sponsors. Participants are encouraged to bring water bottles.


Bike Beaverton is sponsored by the City of Beaverton, Bike Gallery, Bicycle Transportation Alliance, Performance Bicycles, Riders and Sliders, the Beaverton Valley Times, and the Northwest Bicycle Safety Council.


Volunteers are needed to serve as ride and course marshals and to provide general assistance at the event. Contact bikebeaverton2015@gmail.com for more information on volunteering.


For more information on Bike Beaverton, including route maps, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/Bike, or call Todd Juhasz at 503-526-2424. Participants are encouraged to use #BIKEBEAVERTON on social media.


ABOUT BEAVERTON CELEBRATION WEEKEND
On Sept. 12 and 13, Beaverton will celebrate with several events for the whole family. On Saturday, Sept. 12, the Beaverton Celebration 5K kicks off at 9 a.m. at Griffith Park. The Beaverton Celebration Parade begins at SW Wilson Ave and SW Allen Blvd at 10 a.m., and travels along SW Fifth St to Griffith Park. Dog owners are invited to join the pooch parade leading the parade at 10 a.m. The first-ever Beaverton Night Market will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. at The Round, with international food, crafts, and live entertainment.


On Sunday, Sept. 13, Bike Beaverton will be held next to City Park at SW Third St & SW Hall Blvd, with a bike safety rodeo at 1 p.m. and a community bike ride at 2 p.m., followed by an ice cream social. For more information about these and other city events, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/Events.


ABOUT BEAVERTON
Beaverton is a welcoming and responsible city that enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. In 2015, Beaverton was recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest (according to CQ Press for cities more than 75,000). Recently, the city's award-winning finance department received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award as well as the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was named one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine and recognized as one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine. The city was named one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com and one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine. The city also received the Recycler of the Year award from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, received a Silver Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists, and recognized as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities. Lastly, the city's nationally acclaimed visioning program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter and also received the prestigious 3CMA Award of Excellence.


For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov. Also follow Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton, or Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.


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CRT Presents Northwest Premiere of British Hit 'One Man, Two Guvnors' (Photo)
Clackamas Community College - 08/27/15
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OREGON CITY - Clackamas Repertory Theatre continues its 11th season with the Northwest premiere of Richard Bean's farce "One Man, Two Guvnors," an English adaptation of Carlo Goldoni's "Servant of Two Masters." The show opens Friday, Sept. 11, with shows Thursday through Sunday through Oct. 4.
David Smith-English, Clackamas Rep's artistic director, directs "One Man, Two Guvnors," the third and final play of the 2015 season. The comedy features Jayson Shanafelt as Francis Henshall, the "one man" who is trying desperately to serve two bosses, one a gangster, the other an upper-class criminal, while trying to keep the two from meeting. The show also features Clackamas Rep company members Annie Rimmer, Jayne Stevens, Alex Fox, Travis Nodurft and Doren Elias.
The play was a hit at the National Theatre of London where it premiered in 2011 and ran for three years. It received the best play at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards. It had a limited run on Broadway in 2012, where it received seven Tony nominations. James Corden, the lead in both productions, received the Tony Award for best actor. Corden is now possibly best known in the U.S. for hosting "The Late, Late Show with James Corden" on CBS.
The play is set in Brighton, England, in 1963, and like all farces it involves mistaken identity, physical humor, and absurd, improbable situations. "One Man" also encourages improvisation between the actor playing Henshall and viewers, including a long passage with an audience member on stage. Additionally, the play features an onstage skiffle band.
Performances take place Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. through October 4. All performances are in the Osterman Theatre at Clackamas Community College. Tickets may be purchased by calling 503-594-6047 or at clackamasrep.org. The low-price preview is September 10, opening night is September 11.


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CCC Student Work Featured at Portland Film Festival (Photo)
Clackamas Community College - 08/27/15
DMC students Nick Hadley and Rico Starr on a film shoot.
DMC students Nick Hadley and Rico Starr on a film shoot.
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OREGON CITY - Work of Clackamas Community College students will be featured at the Portland Film Festival, set for Sept. 1 through 7. The college's Digital Media Communications Advanced Filmmaking class partnered with the festival to screen the best of the student cinema projects from CCC.
CCC student work will be screened on Wednesday, Sept. 2, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. the Living Room Theaters in Portland. The student shorts that will be screened are:
Insanity. A man tries to find the solution in a life stuck on repeat. Directed by Logan Cheshier.
Staring at the Ceiling. A story about a deteriorating relationship. Directed by Bradley Hill.
Knock Knock. A young woman tracks down the man she is in love with. Directed by Brittany Tilton.
Rabada Family. A young woman is hitchhiking and looking for adventure. She gets picked up by two members of a cult who invite her to stay with them. She is happy to discover this is the family she has been looking for, until she realizes it's not the family she thought it was. Directed by Brittany Tilton
Bardolph. An ex-military officer loses everything to PTSD, but tries to conquer his demons by stopping a man committing "Stolen Valor." He struggles with his violent tendencies by handling the offender with civility. Directed by T. Lwanga Lord.
All the Young Dudes. We've all been annoyed by someone at some point in our life. The question we face is whether to deal with the annoyance head on, or ignore the problem until it goes away. One man will discover that his inconsideration of other people will have life-altering implications. Directed by Cody Burrows.
The Digital Media Communications program at Clackamas is led by program director Andy Mingo and offers one of the most advanced film studies opportunities in the Northwest. Mingo started the DMC program at CCC, building the program through collaborative relationships with both private industry and Clackamas County's Cable Communications office and support from the county's economic development services.
The program prepares students for work in film, television and the robust gaming industry, supporting the growing film and media production economic sector in the county and the state.

Through grant support from Clackamas County's Cable Communications office, the students in the DMC program learn on state-of-the-art equipment including motion capture technology and professional-grade RED cameras. Graduates of the program have gone on to work for the Portland Trailblazers, Nike, MTV, and Funnelbox, and to work on numerous commercial projects and films.
CCC offers an associate's degree in digital media communications, as well as high-quality training for video production and multimedia reporting.
For more information, contact Andy Mingo at 503-594-3264 or email andym@clackamas.edu. For information about the DMC program, visit www.clackamas.edu/dmc.


Attached Media Files: DMC students Nick Hadley and Rico Starr on a film shoot.
Oregon Virtual Academy
Oregon Virtual Academy - 08/27/15
Special Meeting of the Board of Directors August 31,2015.
Abundant Life Church to "Serve the City" Sunday, August 30th
Abundant Life Church (www.alcpdx.com) - 08/27/15
(August 27, 2015 - Happy Valley, OR) All regular services at Abundant Life Church are cancelled Sunday, August 30th. Instead of "going to church," nearly 1,000 ALC congregants in Happy Valley, Sandy and Vancouver will spend Sunday morning in the community "being the church," doing service projects for local schools and community organizations.

The largest of the three efforts is in the Gresham/Rockwood area, where over 700 members of the ALC Happy Valley Campus have committed to the volunteer work day. Projects are focused on the Centennial School district, and include painting the interior halls and gymnasium of Lynch Meadows Elementary School (18009 SE Brooklyn St, Portland, OR 97236), landscape work around Centennial High School and doing a makeover of the CHS auditorium lobby.

The Vancouver campus is hosting a street party and makeover to support a local homeless shelter (Giving Grace Ministries 1101 W. 13th Street, Vancouver WA 98660), including providing haircuts, medical and pet care for the homeless. The ALC Sandy campus will be serving at Sandy High School clearing several large courtyards overrun with weeds.

Sr. Pastor George Powell is excited about ALC's first Serve the City day. "I'm so excited about a chance to spend a Sunday together outside the walls of the church. It's going to be fun working side-by-side with one another to do something encouraging for the community."

The event starts with a kick-off at 8:30am Sunday, August 30th in the gym at the Centennial Middle School (17650 SE Brooklyn St, Portland, OR 97236), and project work begins at 9:30am. Lunch is served at 1pm, and projects will be wrapping up in the early afternoon.

Church members and local businesses have donated all labor and materials, including over 150 gallons of paint and supplies that will be used at the schools. Titled "Serve the City," Abundant Life Church is committed to taking the church outside the walls of the church building to support local schools and other organizations that make our communities strong.

Abundant Life Church is a non-denominational Christian church with campuses in Happy Valley, Vancouver and Sandy. Additional information about ALC can be found at www.alcpdx.com.

Watch a short Serve the City promotional video (https://vimeo.com/133379178) featuring George Powell and the principal of Lynch Meadows School talking about the upcoming serve day projects.
Educational Forums planned throughout Oregon to discuss changes for home and community-based services and supports
Oregon Department of Human Services - 08/27/15
Beginning Monday and ending October 1, the Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) are hosting educational forums throughout the state. Next week, forums will take place in Bend, Keizer and Hillsboro. Providers and consumers are invited to discuss upcoming changes to federal and state requirements impacting those receiving services in their home and in community-based settings. These changes will ensure more rights as well as an increased ability for people receiving services to be part of their local community.
Who: Family members and people receiving supports in an in-home or community based setting. Providers for Aging and People with Disabilities (APD), Office of Developmental Disability Services (ODDS) and Addictions and Mental Health (AMH) services are also invited. Advocates and community partners are also encouraged to attend.
What: There will be a presentation followed by a group discussion. Agency staff will be available to answer questions and offer guidance for upcoming regulatory changes and surveys.

City DATE Location
Bend 8/31/2015 Central Oregon Community College
Keizer 9/2/2015 Keizer City Hall
Hillsboro 9/3/2015 Hillsboro Public Library
Pendleton 9/10/2015 Vert Club House
Ontario 9/14/2015 Four Rivers Cultural Center
Medford 9/22/2015 Smullin Health & Education Center
South Coast Coos 9/23/2015 Confederate Tribe Community Center
Eugene 9/28/2015 Lane County Community College
Astoria 9/30/2015 Judge Guy Boyington Building
Portland 10/1/2015 Ambridge Event Center

For information about upcoming Educational Forums:
http://www.oregon.gov/dhs/seniors-disabilities/HCBS/Pages/Index.aspx

To find the closest DHS office, go to www.oregon.gov/dhs or contact 211Info for help. You can contact 211Info by dialing 2-1-1, visiting 211info.org online, texting your zip code to 898211, or e-mailing to help@211info.org.
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Recreational fire ban continues at Oregon State Parks
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 08/27/15
The statewide campfire and open flame ban in Oregon State Parks remains in place for at least one more week. Conditions have not improved since the ban began Aug. 19.

Fires are not allowed on properties owned and managed by Oregon State Parks, including the ocean shores. The ban includes but is not limited to fire pits, tiki torches and candles.

Although the state park ban doesn't apply to propane cooking stoves and/or charcoal briquettes for cooking, there may be fire restrictions local to a specific area that do limit propane cooking stove and briquette use. Visitors planning a trip should check with park staff for the most current information, or call the state park information line at (800) 551-6949 or visit www.oregonstateparks.org.

The ban will be re-evaluated next week based on current wildfire status, weather and guidance from state and local fire officials.
Salem man sentenced to 75 months in prison for sex abuse
Polk County Dist. Att. Office - 08/27/15
DALLAS, OR - Peter Robert Furman, 50, was sentenced today by Polk County Circuit Judge Norman R. Hill to serve a minimum of 75 months in prison for sexually abusing a five-year-old child whose family he had been visiting in Monmouth in January of 2015. Furman will also serve ten years of post-prison supervision upon his release from prison as a part of his release.

The case was investigated by the Monmouth and Salem Police Departments and prosecuted by the Polk County District Attorney's Office.
MEDIA ALERT: Macy's 10th Annual "Shop For A Cause" Benefits March Of Dimes
March of Dimes - 08/27/15
Macy's offers customers a one-day 30 percent discount with a $5 donation to March of Dimes or thousands of other participating local charities.


--WHO/WHAT--
Macy's invites customers to participate in its 10th annual national "Shop For A Cause" charity event on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Macy's "Shop For A Cause" is a unique, one-day-only shopping event created to support local charities' fundraising efforts. Since 2006, the program has helped raise tens of millions of dollars for charities across the country, and in 2014, more than 4,000 charities signed up to participate.

Additionally, Macy's has designated March of Dimes, the leading nonprofit organization in support of pregnancy and baby health, as its national beneficiary of all proceeds of sales of "Shop For A Cause" savings passes in Macy's stores and on macys.com on Aug. 29.


--MORE--
Customers will be invited to give $5 to March of Dimes at any Macy's register and receive a savings pass valid for 30 percent off all-day on regular, sale and clearance merchandise, including home, 25 percent off designer apparel collections for men and women, Impulse, designer handbags, men's shoes, Wacoal, Tumi, Wustoff, Henkels, Kate Spade home and All Clad, as well as 10 percent off on electrics, electronics, watches, furniture, mattresses and area rugs all day Saturday, Aug. 29. Exclusions apply. See savings pass or visit macys.com/sfac for details. Customers are also eligible to win a $500 gift card.

Customers can also shop online at macys.com on Aug. 29, and purchase a 25 percent off savings pass to benefit the March of Dimes.

For a list of participating organizations or for more information, please visit macys.com/shopforacause.


--When--
Saturday, August 29, 2015


--Where--
Macy's Stores and macys.com
08/26/15
McMinnville Recreational Fire Restriction Lifted Effective August 28th
McMinnville Fire Dept. - 08/26/15
The Red Flag Warnings and Fire Weather Watch have subsided for Yamhill County. As a result the McMinnville Fire Department will lift the recreational burning restrictions that were put in place on August 20th. The restrictions on Backyard fire pits, patio fire pits, propane campfire pits and charcoal BBQ's will be lifted Friday August 28th at 0800.
Caution: This is only for McMinnville City limits. The Oregon Department of Forestry still bans all open flames within their jurisdiction.
Please remember that the fuels are still very dry and use caution when enjoying these devices.
Also note: Seasonal Burning Restrictions on Backyard and Agricultural Burning are still in effect.

We appreciate your patience during this extreme weather event.
Police Seek Information About Gresham Arsonist
Gresham Police Dept - 08/26/15
Gresham, Ore. - Gresham Police Department is asking the public to help identify the person responsible for staring three fires within the last three days in the 18500 block of East Burnside St. All the fires have occurred around a vacant building where local homeless people had been staying.

A couch placed against the outside of the home was set ablaze on Aug. 24 at 2:00 a.m. It was extinguished after someone pulled it into the roadway. On Aug. 25 at 6:30 p.m., Gresham firefighters extinguished a fire at one of the building's entrances. At 5:00 a.m. on Aug. 26, neighbors used their garden hoses to put out a fire on the northwest side of the building.

Detectives ask that anyone with information about the person setting the fires call the Gresham Police tip line at 503.618.2719.




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Red Cross Reponds to Central Point Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/26/15
On 08/26/15 at 1530, Red Cross Disaster Action Team members responded to a residential fire that occurred on 08/26/15 in the 400 block of Beebe Rd. in Central Point, OR. 

This single family fire affected 1 adult and 1 child.  Red Cross provided lodging, food, comfort kits, and information about recovery, disaster mental health and disaster health services. 
Red Cross Responds To Stayton Residential Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/26/15
On Wednesday, August 26, 2015, at approximately 4:00 pm Red Cross Disaster Action Team Volunteers  responded to a residential fire  that occurred on Tuesday, August 25, 2015, in the 800 block of N 7th Avenue in Stayton. This single-family fire affected 1 adult and 1 child. Red Cross provided food, clothing, bedding and linens, comfort kits, stuffed animals, and recovery information.
Update: #1: Other suspects named: Sheriff Deputies arrest Castle Rock man for shooting up logging equipment and a water truck used for fire-fighting.
Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/26/15
Update #1.

The other two individuals that were with Mr. Jacob J. Howe, when he shot the equipment are:

1) Devin R. Swanson, 18 years of Kelso.
2) Logan T. Holland, 16 years of Castle Rock.

Both Swanson and Holland were questioned and released and charges are forthcoming for their involvement in the destruction, thefts and trespassing.

The search warrant was executed at Howe's residence not at Swanson's residence as previously reported. Most of the stolen property was recovered at Howe's residence. All three were cooperative with deputies.

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8-25-15: Cowlitz Sheriff's Office was advised last Monday by C&C logging out of Longview that someone has shot up two of their large logging processors and a fire fighting water truck that was on a logging site east of Kelso. They also stole tools and equipment from the logging site.

The investigation led to the arrest of Jacob Howe, 19 years, of Castle Rock, Washington. He will be booked in the Cowlitz County Jail for:

1) Malicious Mischief first degree (Felony).
2) Theft in the third degree (Gross Misdemeanor).

The investigation is still on-going. In addition to HOWE, 3 other men and one juvenile male have been questioned. Three of them are likely to face criminal charges for their actions. The exact charges for each of the other 3 people will be decided by the deputies in consult with the prosecuting attorney.

The investigation reveals that Swanson went up in to the woods did extensive damage that included: Shooting up two large computerized log processors valued at over $600,000 each, causing $10,000 to $20,000 in damage.
- Shooting up a water truck that was on site used for fire-fighting.
- They poured buckets of oil out by rolling them off hills after removing the lids.
- Steeling fire extinguishers, radio equipment and tools.

A search warrant was executed on Swanson residence in the Castle Rock area and a shotgun was recovered that is believed to have been used to shoot up the equipment. Deputies also recovered stolen equipment from Swanson's house.

We do not have pictures to release at this time. Questions regarding court appearance for Swanson are referred to Cowlitz County Court.
Gresham Plaid Pantry Robbed, Three in Custody
Gresham Police Dept - 08/26/15
Gresham, Ore. - On August 26 at about 4:55 a.m., officers responded to an armed robbery call at the Plaid Pantry, 18014 SE Stark Street. Brandishing a handgun, a group of three men robbed the clerk of an undisclosed amount of money and tobacco products. The masked men immediately fled the area on foot.

After reviewing surveillance video and interviewing witnesses, officers and detectives located the three suspects later in the morning in the area of SE 190th Avenue and SE Yamhill Street, Gresham. Two of the suspects were hiding in a nearby vacant apartment. The men were arrested without further incident and evidence from the robbery, including a replica firearm, was recovered.

Portland residents Damien Brumfield and Leandre Moore, both 19-years-old, were booked on charges of Robbery in the Second Degree and Criminal Trespass in the First Degree. Moore, who has a prior conviction for robbery, is also being held for violating his parole. The third suspect, juvenile Deontre Mallet, 16, was booked on Robbery in the Second Degree.

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Photo Release: Oregon Soldiers depart for fire base in John Day, Acting Adjutant General visits second group of volunteers (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 08/26/15
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Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers board buses headed out to a fire base in John Day, Oregon, following completion of their firefighting training at the Department of Public Safety, Standards and Training (DPSST) in Salem, Oregon, Aug. 26. The first group of 125 Oregon Citizen-Soldiers began their training at DPSST on Aug. 22. Another group of 250 Soldiers and Airmen from the 142nd Fighter Wing in Portland, the 173rd Fighter Wing in Klamath Falls, and the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team based at Camp Withycombe in Clackamas, arrived at DPSST Aug. 25. The second group should complete their training there by Aug. 29. The call up of Oregon Guardsmen came as Oregon Governor Kate Brown activated the Oregon National Guard to assist with the ongoing firefighting efforts around the state. Photo by Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs Office.

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Acting Oregon Adjutant General, Brig. Gen. Michael Stencel, and Oregon Army National Guard Command Sergeant Major Shane Lake, address a group of Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers during their firefighting training at the Department of Public Safety, Standards and Training (DPSST) in Salem, Oregon, Aug. 26. The group is part of an additional 250 Oregon Air and Army National Guard members placed on state active duty orders to assist with the ongoing firefighting efforts around the state. Another group of 125 Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers completed their training at DPSST on Aug. 25, and headed to a fire base near John Day. Photo by Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs Office.

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Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers from the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team depart from the Department of Public Safety, Standards and Training (DPSST) in Salem, Oregon, Aug. 26, after completing firefighting training at the facility. This first group of 125 Oregon Citizen-Soldiers began their training at DPSST on Aug. 22. Another group of 250 Soldiers and Airmen from the 142nd Fighter Wing in Portland, the 173rd Fighter Wing in Klamath Falls, and the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team based at Camp Withycombe in Clackamas, arrived at the facility Aug. 25. The second group should complete their training there by Aug. 29. The call up of Oregon Guardsmen came as Oregon Governor Kate Brown activated the Oregon National Guard to assist with the ongoing firefighting efforts around the state. Photo by Lt. Heather Bashor, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs Office.


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Court of Appeals rules in favor of Port of Vancouver USA on SEPA appeal
Port of Vancouver - 08/26/15
VANCOUVER, Wash. - On Aug. 25, 2015, the Washington Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the Port of Vancouver USA in an appeal brought by Columbia Riverkeeper and the Northwest Environmental Defense Center. The Court affirmed the ruling of the Clark County Superior Court that the port's lease for the Vancouver Energy terminal complies with the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA).

The environmental groups claimed that the port failed to follow SEPA during the lease approval process. Specifically, they alleged that the port should have waited to approve the lease until the state energy siting council (EFSEC) issued its environmental impact statement, and alleged that the lease improperly limited the alternatives to be considered in the siting council process.

In Jan. 2014, Clark County Superior Court Judge David E. Gregerson ruled that the Port of Vancouver USA was not required to conduct a SEPA review prior to entering the lease with Tesoro-Savage. He also found that the lease did not limit the alternatives to be considered during environmental review because it is contingent on completion of that review.

The Court of Appeals agreed with Judge Gregerson, finding that the port's decision to enter the lease was exempt from SEPA's Environmental Impact Statement requirement and did not limit the choice of reasonable alternatives for the project.

"We are pleased that the three-judge panel of the Court of Appeals unanimously affirmed the decision of the Superior Court. This is yet another ruling in the port's favor that reaffirms our commitment to responsible development and thorough environmental review," said port CEO Todd Coleman. "We look forward to continuing our collaborative work with all interested parties as the Vancouver Energy project goes through the EFSEC process."

Port attorney Lawson Fite of the Markowitz Herbold law firm added that Tuesday's unanimous decision allows the EFSEC process to continue moving forward. "The Court of Appeals confirmed that the structure of the Vancouver Energy lease was appropriate to comply with SEPA and account for the siting council process," Fite said.

Visit www.portvanusa.com/marine/crude-oil for more information on the Vancouver Energy project.


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City of Beaverton Hires Mike Williams as New Economic Development Manager (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 08/26/15
Mike Williams recently joined the city as the economic development manager. Williams brings more than 20 years of experience in economic development, commercial real estate and planning as well as a decade’s worth of experience in the private sector. (Pho
Mike Williams recently joined the city as the economic development manager. Williams brings more than 20 years of experience in economic development, commercial real estate and planning as well as a decade’s worth of experience in the private sector. (Pho
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BEAVERTON, Ore. - The City of Beaverton has hired Mike Williams as the city's economic development manager. The economic development division works collaboratively with area partners to support local business, attract new jobs, create entrepreneurial opportunities, and add value to Beaverton's economy.


"Mike has a wealth of experience in economic development. He has deep working relationships in this region and understands our city's strengths and opportunities," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "He brings strong relationships and skills to the city and will be a valuable advocate for businesses and jobs. "


Williams has more than 20 years' experience in economic development, commercial real estate and planning as well as a decade's worth of experience in the private sector. He previously held positions of Industrial Lands Specialist and Business Development Officer with the State of Oregon. He is an adjunct professor teaching graduate courses in real estate market analysis and real estate finance at Portland State University.


"I joined the city because of Beaverton's reputation as a place that grows small and large businesses alike," said Williams. "Beaverton is an active regional and statewide partner that has also built an innovative portfolio of programs to serve its business community. I'm excited for the opportunity to build on what Beaverton has to offer its business community."


For more information about the city's economic development program please visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/EconomicDevelopment.


ABOUT BEAVERTON
Beaverton is a welcoming and responsible city that enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. In 2015, Beaverton was recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest (according to CQ Press for cities more than 75,000). Recently, the city's award-winning finance department received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award as well as the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was named one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine and recognized as one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine. The city was named one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com and one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine. The city also received the Recycler of the Year award from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, received a Silver Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists, and recognized as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities. Lastly, the city's nationally acclaimed visioning program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter and also received the prestigious 3CMA Award of Excellence.


For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov. Also follow Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton, or Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.

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Attached Media Files: Mike Williams recently joined the city as the economic development manager. Williams brings more than 20 years of experience in economic development, commercial real estate and planning as well as a decade’s worth of experience in the private sector. (Pho
Interstate Fire
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/26/15
On August 26th at about 2:57 Clark County 911 began receiving phone calls regarding a fire that was burning on Interstate 5 just south on Ridgefield Washington. As units started to respond additional information came in that there was a male walking up the freeway who was setting the fires as he walked along. Troopers from the Washington State Patrol arrived and detained the subject. The subject was later transported to a local hospital for a health evaluation.

Clark County Fire and Rescue was able to limit the damage this fire cause to grass and shrubs and no structures were lost.
This incident in being investigated by the Clark County Fire Marshalls office along with the Clark County Sheriff's Office.

Currently being investigated for Reckless Burning in the Second Degree is:
Samuel U. Morales who is a 57 year old Woodland Washington resident. Mr. Morales also has an outstanding misdemeanor warrant out of Woodland.

No further information will be released at this time.
Sheriff's Traffic Safety Unit Continues DUII Enhanced Patrols
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/26/15
August 26, 2015-Sheriff's Deputies continue enhanced traffic safety patrols through August and through the Labor Day weekend. Mission specific information will be released later.

In July, the Sheriff's Office arrested 82 impaired drivers and issued citations for underage alcohol use to 33 minors.

The Sheriff's Office arrests about 1000 impaired drivers every year and has zero tolerance for impaired driving that puts the public in danger.
503 Motoring Block Party to benefit local Boys & Girls Clubs
Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metropolitan Area - 08/26/15
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503 Motoring & Mercedes-Benz of Wilsonville hold annual street fair and car show

This year's 503 Motoring Block Party features the Portland area's most amazing and unique cars, trucks, and bikes in a fun street fair setting. In conjunction with Mercedes-Benz of Wilsonville, the 503 Motoring Block Party is a family friendly event with rare, exotic vehicles, music, and food - all of which benefits Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro.

Along with all of the fun, food, and music, the public can walk the aisles and check out hundreds of the areas coolest and most rare vehicles. Luxury cars and trucks, amazing exotics, hot rods, lowriders, off road vehicles, imports, customs, cruisers and motorcycles will all be in attendance.

Food will be available for purchase courtesy of The Bite of Oregon's "Best Bite" winner PDXSliders along with offerings from Pepe Caliente and Organic Island Snow Shave Ice. All of the food carts will be donating a percentage of their sales on the day of the show Boys & Girls Club of Portland Metro.

Portland's #1 DJ - DJ George the Mixologist will spin all afternoon with a special appearance by Eyrst featuring Martell Webster, Neill VonTally & Guests and Boys & Girls Club of Portland will be on hand running a Kid's Zone with face painting and games for all ages.

503 Motoring event t-shirts and bottled water from Earth2o will be available at the show as well. 100% of the sales from both will go directly to Boys & Girls Club of Portland Metro.

This family friendly event is free to the public.

WHO
503 Motoring
Mercedes-Benz of Wilsonville
Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro

WHEN
Saturday August 29th, 11am-5pm

WHERE
5703 SW Arctic Dr. Beaverton, OR 97005
Health advisory for water contact at Seal Rock State Park Beach lifted August 26
Oregon Health Authority - 08/26/15
August 26, 2015

Testing shows fecal bacteria levels have subsided

The Oregon Health Authority today lifted a public health advisory for contact with marine water at Seal Rock State Park Beach in Lincoln County. The health authority issued the advisory August 11 after water samples showed higher-than-normal levels of fecal bacteria in ocean waters.

Results from subsequent samples taken by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality showed contamination had subsided and the water no longer poses a higher-than-normal risk associated with water contact activities. However, officials recommend staying out of large pools on the beach that are frequented by birds, and runoff from those pools, because the water may contain increased bacteria from fecal matter.

State officials continue to encourage other recreational activities at all Oregon beaches, suggesting only that water contact be avoided when advisories are in effect.

Since 2003, state officials have used a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant to monitor popular Oregon beaches and make timely reports to the public about elevated levels of fecal bacteria. Oregon state agencies participating in this program are OHA, DEQ and the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.

For more information, visit the Oregon Beach Monitoring Program website at www.healthoregon.org/beach or call 971-673-0400, or call the Oregon Public Health toll-free information line at 1-877-290-6767.

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Public's Help Sought to Locate a Gang Member Wanted for a Gun Crime (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/26/15
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The Portland Police Bureau's Gang Enforcement Team is asking for the public's help to locate a wanted gang member.

23-year-old Damajio Louis has a felony warrant for Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

Louis is described as an African American male, 5'10" tall, 155 pounds, with numerous facial and neck tattoos.

Anyone seeing Louis should immediately call 9-1-1 and report his location.

The Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

Anyone with information about gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's 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.

Tips on gun crimes can be emailed to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Text 823HELP, followed by the tip to 274637

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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CRCI hosts "FREE" event (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Corrections - 08/26/15
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Columbia River Correctional Institution (CRCI) held its third annual Family Relationship Enhancement Event (FREE) on August 8, with 95 inmates and 205 visitors participating. Approximately 25 Portland-area Rotary Club members and 30 inmates volunteered to help with the event, which this year focused on "Back to School."

Throughout the year, inmates raised close to $5,000 to fund FREE. Along with help from local Rotary Clubs, they were able to provide everyone with a shared meal, and they gave backpacks and school supplies to all school-aged children at the event. Inmates and visitors enjoyed entertainment by the Arts in Prison program, who performed several songs written by those in custody.

Events of this nature are part of an overall effort to increase visiting and family engagement at all 14 Oregon Department of Corrections prisons. Research shows that those who stay connected and receive visits while incarcerated are more likely to be successful when they release.

CRCI is a minimum-security facility that houses approximately 595 male inmates who are within four years of release. Located in the largest metropolitan area of the state, this facility is focused on cognitive programming, work programs, and preparing inmates for return to the community. CRCI is home to a 50-bed cognitive restructuring Alternative Incarceration Program (AIP). Individuals who successfully complete this 180-day in-prison program are released to the community for a 90-day transitional leave period. Individuals who successfully complete the transitional leave period are granted a reduction in their sentence and move to post-prison supervision. CRCI is located on a 26-acre site in northeast Portland and officially in opened in September 1990.

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Body of Missing Paddle Boarder Recovered
Hood River Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/26/15
Hood River, ORE. - Just before 9 a.m. this morning, a search plane from the Hood River County Sheriff's Office located the remains of missing paddle boarder Andres Pombo in the Columbia River. Boats from the Sheriff's Office and Columbia River Intertribal Fisheries Enforcement (CRITFE) responded to the location and recovered Pombo's body.

On Friday, August 21, 2015, just after 3:30 p.m., the Sheriff's Office received a report that Pombo was missing. A search effort was initiated that included Hood River County as well as surrounding Sheriff's Office's, CRITFE, search aircraft, and countless volunteers. From witness statements and recovered video, it was determined that Pombo's last known location was near the area of the river known as Swell City. His remains were recovered just down river from the point he was last seen, near mid-channel. Pombo was in the Hood River area from Miami, FL for a paddle board race. Pombo did not have a personal flotation device or tether on at the time of the incident.

The Columbia River current is stronger than most people believe and strong winds increase the danger to recreationalists. The Sheriff's Office urges everyone on the river to use a flotation device as required by law and other available safety equipment when using the river for recreation.
PPS Schools Start Tomorrow: PPB to Conduct Extra Patrols in the Coming Weeks (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/26/15
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The Portland Police Bureau and the Portland Bureau of Transportation are partnering to keep Portland's students safe as they return to school this week.

Portland Public School students are scheduled to go back to school on Thursday, August 27, 2015. Other local school districts, as well as private and charter schools, will begin classes during the next two weeks.

To ensure student safety and increase awareness of the start of the school year, the Portland Police Bureau will be conducting high visibility patrols around all schools as part of its annual "Back to School" safety campaign.

Beginning this week, many students will be walking and riding their bicycles to school. Congestion in school zones will increase, especially during the busy morning and afternoon drop-off and pickup times.

The Portland Police Bureau Youth Services Division, Traffic Division, Central Precinct, North Precinct and East Precinct will be providing a highly visible police presence in and around local schools.

Dozens of officers, including Photo Radar Units, will be enforcing traffic laws in these zones to reduce the number of crashes in school zones and to create a safe environment for students returning to school.

There will be emphasis placed on traffic safety and traffic education for the students, bicyclists and drivers of motorized vehicles during the morning hours when students arrive at their schools and in the afternoon hours when the schools dismiss their students.

Hours of enhanced patrol will vary but generally will be between 7:45 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. then again from 2:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.

Drivers should be aware of two schools that have relocated to previously closed schools: Franklin High students are temporarily being relocated to Marshall High (3905 SE 91st Ave). Marshall has been closed for several years and drivers may not be recognize this school zone. Portland Police will be providing extra patrols in this area.

In addition, expect increased traffic on N. Flint due to Faubion School's temporary relocation to Harriet Tubman. During school drop off and pick up hours, people who regularly bicycle on North Flint should consider using North Vancouver and Williams. Please use extra caution in this area.

The Portland Police Bureau has partnered with the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) to increase awareness as school begins.

They bureaus offer these safety tips:
If you're driving, obey the 20 mph speed limit in school zones
Be vigilant and courteous to children crossing the street.
If you're a parent, consider walking or biking to school with your students where possible to reduce congestion, improve safety and provide young people with needed physical activity.

Remind your child to:
Never walk while texting or talking on the phone
If texting, move out of the way of others and stop on the sidewalk
Never cross the street while using an electronic device
Do not walk with headphones on
Be aware of the surroundings

Finally, watch for school buses. Remember if yellow or red lights are flashing and the stop arm is extended, traffic must stop.

For more information on the Portland Safe Routes to School program visit http://www.saferoutesportland.org

The Portland Police Bureau and the Portland Bureau of Transportation are 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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Orchards at Orenco Touted as a Building Fighting Climate Change (Photo)
REACH Community Development - 08/26/15
REACH CDC's Orchards at Orenco
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New E-book Demonstrates the Benefits of Building to Net Zero

PORTLAND, OR - August 26, 2015 - Today, REACH CDC's Orchards at Orenco, the largest multi-family Passive House building in North America, was featured in the North American's Passive House Network (NAPHN) new e-book, Net Zero Energy Buildings: Passive House + Renewables (p 62). [http://naphnetwork.org/NAPHN_NZEB_2015/Flipbook_Pro.html]

Another really hot summer is winding down, with dramatic forest fires capping off a fourth year of drought in the West. Across North America the growing numbers of Net Zero Energy and Passive House buildings reflect a rising concern with climate change. As the new, free e-book, Net Zero Energy Buildings: Passive House + Renewables written by Mary James demonstrates, Passive House is an ideal way to reach Net Zero. Passive House is a methodical approach to creating extremely comfortable, durable, and healthy buildings that deal squarely with the challenge of our century: carbon emissions reduction. As Lloyd Alter on Treehugger says, "Net Zero Energy building is hot in North America these days...It is also much easier to achieve if you reduce energy demand. That's the key point being made in Net Zero Energy Buildings: Passive House + Renewables."

Opened in June 2015, Orchards at Orenco is a 57 unit development located in the highly walkable Orenco neighborhood in Hillsboro, Oregon. The L shaped building features nearly 90% energy reduction for heat usage and 60-70% for overall energy use as compared to a LEED Certified building. The savings is expected to be approximately $30-45 per month per unit. The building also features improved indoor air quality provided by continuous ventilation, better comfort in the units, improved construction quality reducing the risk of moisture intrusion and reduction of noise from the adjacent MAX light rail line. In June, Orchards at Orenco won the Portland Business Journal's Sustainable Project of the Year Award.

To provide inspiration and plenty of eye candy, Net Zero Energy Buildings: Passive House + Renewables features a wide range of North American Passive House buildings, from homes to apartments, schools and even a dental clinic. Net Zero Energy Buildings: Passive House + Renewables is being distributed by NAPHN in the hopes that its examples will inspire architects, builders, cities and regions to take action to halt climate change. NAPHN was created in 2013 to share Passive House resources and information across North America.

About REACH CDC
For 33 years, REACH has built innovative and affordable housing for low-income families and individuals in the Portland metropolitan region. In 2013, REACH acquired Affordable Community Environments as a subsidiary corporation, expanding into Washington state. REACH develops and manages affordable housing and provides supportive services to residents, as well as free home repairs to senior homeowners. Today, REACH's portfolio includes 2,073 units including single family homes, apartment buildings, and mixed-use developments located across Multnomah, Washington and Clark counties. REACH has won numerous state and national awards for its creative approach to building healthy communities and its innovative housing projects. More information at http://reachcdc.org.

Photos courtesy Ankrom Moisan Architects


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Clatsop County Interagency Narcotic Team Press Release (Photo)
Clatsop Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/26/15
William Berkley Waddell 01/06/1969
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On August 22, 2015, CCINT and Seaside Police detectives served a search warrant for drugs and stolen property at 1605 N Wahanna Road, in Seaside. The search warrants were obtained after Clatsop County Sheriff's Deputies and Seaside Police Officers responded to many calls for service about squatting and drug related activity at the residence. On several of these responses, individuals were arrested for drug related offenses and outstanding arrest warrants. Law enforcement members also received numerous complaints from neighbors about the activity at the address.
CCINT and Seaside Police detectives were able to use this information and the pattern of drug related activity, to obtain a search warrant for the residence. During the subsequent search, officers arrested Logan Douglas Holt 06/20/1988 for two outstanding arrest warrants and Delivery and Possession of Methamphetamine. Also located and seized during the search was Methamphetamine, Heroin, digital scales, packaging material, records of drugs sales, and several other controlled substances.
Detectives also found and recovered many stolen items, hundreds of used hypodermic needles, and drug paraphernalia. Due to the dangerous living conditions in the residence, detectives contacted the Fire Marshal of Seaside and the Clatsop County electrical inspector, who determined the residence was dangerous and uninhabitable.
With the evidence located at the home, detectives obtained probable cause to arrest two additional suspects from the investigation on 06/24/2015. Vicky Renea Moyer 10/13/1971 was arrested for Delivery and Possession of Heroin, Possession of prescription Amphetamine tablets, and Possession of Ecstasy tablets. The second suspect, William Berkley Waddell 01/06/1969, was arrested and charged with Delivery and Possession of Heroin and Possession of Methamphetamine.
Following the arrest, detectives obtained and served another search warrant on Moyer's vehicle and seized Methamphetamine, Heroin, a digital scale, several hundred dollars in cash, and more records of drug sales. The case has been forwarded to the Clatsop County District Attorney's Office for review.
For further information contact:
Sheriff Tom Bergin (503)325-8635
Detective Jason Hoover (503) 325-8635.


Attached Media Files: William Berkley Waddell 01/06/1969 , Vicky Renea Moyer 10/13/1971
Vancouver Police introduce new K9 Tripp (Photo)
Vancouver Police Dept. - 08/26/15
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Vancouver, Wash. - On August 26, 2015 the Vancouver Police Department introduced K9 Tripp who has completed certification training in Patrol and Drug Detection. He is trained to search for suspects both inside buildings and outside by tracking, trailing, and wind scenting and is trained to locate the odor of drugs. Tripp has not been trained to detect the odor of Marijuana.

K9 Tripp is a 2 Year-old Belgian Malinois, his country of origin is Holland.

K9 Tripp is named in honor of Tennessee State Trooper Douglas W. Tripp was killed in the line of duty on May 19, 1991. K9 Tripp's handler, Vancouver Police Officer Roger Evans says "Trooper Tripp was assigned to the region where I lived as a child. He was a prominent figure in our community and was very well respected and liked. When I was a teenager, I got to know Trooper Tripp quite well during the years I worked at a local restaurant. During that time, Trooper Tripp became a very positive role model, mentor, and friend of mine. My relationship with Trooper Tripp had a huge impact on my decision to pursue a career in Law Enforcement., Trooper Douglas Tripp was shot and killed in the line of duty. In recognition of the selfless way that Trooper Tripp served his community and paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty, K9 Tripp is named in honor and memory of Tennessee State Trooper Douglas W. Tripp".

For more information about the Vancouver Police K9 Unit visit http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/k9-unit.


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The Vancouver Police Department is seeking applicants for Entry and Lateral Police Officers. If you are interested in a career with us, visit http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/careers.


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Volunteers needed for national trail counts Sept. 15-20
City of Vancouver - 08/26/15
Vancouver, Wash. - The City of Vancouver and its partners are seeking volunteers to help count local trail users this September as part of the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project.

Information gathered during the counts will be used to track trends in trail usage, determine the need for infrastructure improvements and gauge the effectiveness of outreach and education about trails.

"Even if you can't volunteer, we hope you will come walk, bike or roller blade at your favorite locations on these days and be counted," said Vancouver Parks and Recreation Director Julie Hannon.

This year's trail counts will occur from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 15-17 and from 9-11 a.m. on Sept. 19 and 20. A variety of two-hour volunteer shifts are available at many different locations.

To volunteer, please sign up for one of these two training sessions by visiting http://bit.ly/1zcDzX8:
5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, Clark County Public Works Operations Center, 4700 N.E. 78th St.
4:30-6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, Vancouver City Hall, 415 W. 6th St.

COUNTING LOCATIONS

Frenchman's Bar and Vancouver Lake Trail at the Blurock Landing trailhead
Salmon Creek Greenway Trail at the Vancouver Girls Softball Association trailhead
Columbia River Renaissance Trail
Burnt Bridge Creek Trail at the Northeast Devine Road trailhead
Northwest 78th Street at Lakeshore Avenue
Padden Parkway Trail at Northeast 94th Avenue
Lacamas Trail at the Northeast Goodwin Road trailhead
Columbia Street at 6th Street
45th Street at Main Street
I-205 bridge pathway
I-5 bridge pathway
157th Avenue at Mill Plain Boulevard
McGillivray Boulevard at Village Loop
McLoughlin Boulevard at Ft. Vancouver Way
Fourth Plain Boulevard at Grand Avenue

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PA Man Arrested for Exposing Himself on Boeckman Creek Trail (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/26/15
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On 8-24-15 at about 6 p.m.Wilsonville Police deputies responded to a call of a male exposing himself to adult females and a child along the Boeckman Creek Trail in Wilsonville. The deputies located a man matching the description of the suspect given by the victims some distance away along the trail. Deputies identified the subject as Scott Matvey, age 40, from Pittsburgh, PA. Matvey had a non-extraditable warrant for similar behavior in Pennsylvania.

Detectives were called in to assist with the investigation. It was learned that Matvey had been living in a tent in the woods near Boones Ferry Road and Prahl Road south of the Willamette River. Mr. Matvey was interviewed and admitted to having masturbated in the presence of the victims that had made the original report.

Mr. Matvey was transported to the Clackamas County Jail and lodged on a single count of public indecency. His bail has been set at $50,000.

Investigators are concerned about the suspect's behavior and the possibility that there are other victims in the area who might have observed similar behavior but did not report to the police. Detectives would like to hear from those victims by having them call police dispatch at 503-655-8211. Anyone seeing this type of behavior should call 911 immediately.

Deputies believe that the quick reporting and accurate description provided by the victims were keys to locating this suspect.


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BPA selects new vice president of Transmission Engineering and Technical Services (Photo)
Bonneville Power Administration - 08/26/15
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BONNEVILLE POWER ADMINISTRATION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015
CONTACT: Kevin Wingert, 503-230-4140/503-230-5131

BPA selects new vice president of Transmission Engineering and Technical Services

Portland, Ore. - The Bonneville Power Administration has selected Mike Miller to be its vice president of Engineering and Technical Services. He will begin his new position Sept. 6.

"Mike possesses a unique blend of great technical and leadership skills along with on-the-ground experience in several Engineering and Technical Services arenas that make him an outstanding selection for this role," said Richard Shaheen, senior vice president for Transmission Services. "I look forward to Mike positioning this vital part of Transmission for even greater success and delivery of excellence to our customers in the months to come."

As leader of BPA's Engineering and Technical Services organization, Miller will have responsibility for implementing Transmission Services' $500 million capital program, providing technical support for the transmission maintenance program and providing real property services to BPA.

Miller also will serve as BPA's principal engineer and key policy formulator in leading the design, material specification, coordination, project management and construction of major transmission infrastructure projects necessary to sustain and improve the reliability of the existing system and incorporate new energy generation facilities.

"I am honored to be selected for this position and excited to lead Engineering and Technical Services," Miller said. "I love this organization and its people and am eager to provide the long-term stability and leadership we need."

Miller came to BPA as a student in 1992 in the substation outdoor design group, assisting in purchasing outdoor design equipment as well as drafting for capital projects. He graduated from Central Washington University, earning a bachelor's degree in electronic engineering technology. In July of 1994, he became a permanent BPA employee, working in the Protection Engineering Design group as an electrical engineer until 2002. At that time, he became the supervisor of the group, a position he held until 2010. Miller was then selected as the manager of System Control Engineering, a group comprised of eight sub-groups, including Protection Engineering Design. In August of 2014, he accepted a nine-month role as the acting vice president of Engineering and Technical Services.

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 259 substations to 490 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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Music in Small Spaces Presents The Harp Can Be Hip (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 08/26/15
Music in Small Spaces will present “The Harp Can Be Hip,” featuring harpist Denise Fujikawa, on Saturday, Sept. 12 at the Beaverton City Library. (Photo courtesy of Denise Fujikawa)
Music in Small Spaces will present “The Harp Can Be Hip,” featuring harpist Denise Fujikawa, on Saturday, Sept. 12 at the Beaverton City Library. (Photo courtesy of Denise Fujikawa)
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BEAVERTON, Ore. - Music in Small Spaces, sponsored by the Beaverton Arts Commission, will present "The Harp Can Be Hip" on Saturday, Sept. 12 at 2 p.m. at the Beaverton City Library auditorium, 12375 SW Fifth Street.


Denise Fujikawa, who plays with the Portland Opera and teaches harp at Portland State University, will present a variety of music to demonstrate the versatility of her instrument, a six-foot concert harp. For more information on the history of the harp, which has been around for thousands of years, visit www.musicinsmallspaces.org.


This concert is supported by the Beaverton Arts Commission, the Cultural Coalition of Washington County, and the Oregon Cultural Trust. Tickets are $16 for adults, $11 for seniors and students, and free for kids 12 and under. For more information or to purchase tickets in advance, visit www.musicinsmallspaces.org. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.


ABOUT BEAVERTON ARTS COMMISSION
The city's arts commission contributes significantly to the quality of life in Beaverton by presenting artistic and cultural events that celebrate community values and help connect residents to their artistic and cultural heritage. In recent years, the call for a performing arts center in Beaverton has grown. An arts and culture center in Beaverton would provide an inclusive gathering place where arts, culture and performances can flourish. To learn more about this project, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/ACC.


ABOUT BEAVERTON
Beaverton is a welcoming and responsible city that enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. In 2015, Beaverton was recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest (according to CQ Press for cities more than 75,000). Recently, the city's award-winning finance department received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award as well as the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was named one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine and recognized as one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine. The city was named one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com and one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine. The city also received the Recycler of the Year award from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, received a Silver Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists, and recognized as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities. Lastly, the city's nationally acclaimed visioning program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter and also received the prestigious 3CMA Award of Excellence.


For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov. Also follow Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton, or Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.


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Attached Media Files: Music in Small Spaces will present “The Harp Can Be Hip,” featuring harpist Denise Fujikawa, on Saturday, Sept. 12 at the Beaverton City Library. (Photo courtesy of Denise Fujikawa)
Early Morning House Fire Displaces Aloha Family (Photo)
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 08/26/15
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At 1:20am Wednesday, several callers contacted 911 to report heavy fire coming from a 2-story home in Aloha near the cross streets of SW 185th and SW Bany. Firefighters from Cooper Mountain Station 69 were the first to arrive on scene and found both the roof and backside of the home fully involved. Crews started a quick attack of the fire with a master water stream from their engine, while other firefighters secured a water source. Due to the volume of fire, crews continued to fight the fire from the exterior, while focusing on the exposures to ensure fire did not spread to neighboring structures.

The homeowner said he was awoken by his granddaughter only to notice the back of his house was on fire. He and two other occupants quickly exited the structure and called 911 from a neighbors house. The home suffered significant damage and is uninhabitable. Red Cross is currently assisting the family.

A fire investigator has determined the fire started on the exterior of the house near the backside and continues to investigate to find the fire cause.

Approximately 25 TVF&R firefighters were working on scene of the fire. No injuries were reported.


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Rose City Park Neighborhood Plaid Pantry Robbed at Gunpoint Overnight - No Injuries (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/26/15
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On Wednesday August 26, 2015, at 3:50 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Plaid Pantry store, located at 6010 Northeast Halsey Street.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the victim (employee) who told police that two suspects came into the store, one of whom was armed with a handgun. The victim was told to lay down on the floor while the suspects attempted to break in to the ATM inside the store. After several minutes, the suspects fled the scene, having no success breaking into the ATM.

The suspect with the gun was described as an African American male, possibly in his teens, wearing black clothing and armed with a handgun.

The second suspect was also described as an African American male in his 20s, wearing lighter -colored clothing.

Officers checked the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspects descriptions.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Robbery detectives at 503-823-0405.

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Southridge High School Physics Teacher to be Honored as Beaverton Celebration Parade Grand Marshal (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 08/26/15
The Southridge High School band marches in the 2014 Beaverton Celebration Parade. The 2015 parade will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12 in downtown Beaverton. National award-winning Southridge HS physics teacher Bradford Hill is this year’s grand marshal. (P
The Southridge High School band marches in the 2014 Beaverton Celebration Parade. The 2015 parade will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12 in downtown Beaverton. National award-winning Southridge HS physics teacher Bradford Hill is this year’s grand marshal. (P
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BEAVERTON, Ore. - Bradford Hill, Southridge High School physics teacher, will be honored as the 58th annual Beaverton Celebration Parade's grand marshal on Saturday, Sept. 12, for his achievement in receiving the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching from the National Science Foundation.


Hill teaches freshman and International Baccalaureate physics. Known as "Hill Nye" by his students, he has been recognized for his innovative teaching that immerses his students in the rigors of math, science, and engineering projects. Hill's more than nine years of teaching at Southridge has brought him several awards and titles, including being named the 2013 Outstanding Classroom Science Teacher by the Oregon Science Teachers Association.


"Bradford is a beloved teacher at Southridge because he makes the most complex content simple," said Southridge HS Principal Todd Corsetti. "His students engage in hands-on activities that deepen their learning. Best of all, Bradford creates strong bonds with his students that last way past when they graduate. Bradford is the epitome of a teacher: a lifelong learner who shares his love of learning with his students."


The Beaverton Celebration Parade begins at 10 a.m. on Sept. 12. For more information about the parade and to view the route map, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/Parade.


ABOUT THE PARADE
Beaverton's Celebration Parade began in 1957 and has grown into a community tradition attended by thousands of Beaverton residents. Area high school marching bands, colorful floats, and civic and cultural organizations will be cheered on by spectators as they make their way through the streets of Beaverton. The parade is brought to the community by Bob Lanphere's Beaverton Honda and the City of Beaverton with support from many corporate and civic sponsors including Nike, Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District, the Beaverton Valley Times, Sunset Porsche Audi, Villa Sport, Five Rings Jiu Jitsu, Balance Family Natural Medicine, Frontier Communications, Connect Hearing, Huntington Learning Center and Beaverton Tendercare Dental.


PARADE ROUTE
The parade begins at Beaverton Christian Church at the corner of SW Wilson Avenue and Allen Boulevard. It will travel down SW Erickson Avenue to SW Fifth Street, passing the Beaverton City Library. The parade ends at Griffith Park near the Beaverton Police Department.


STREET CLOSURES
For the safety of spectators, parade participants, staff and volunteers, and Beaverton police officers, the following streets will be closed to through traffic on Saturday, Sept. 12:
SW Allen Blvd from Murray Blvd to 130th Ave - closes at 8 a.m.
SW Erickson Ave from Allen Blvd to Fifth St - closes at 8:15 a.m.
SW Fifth St from Erickson Ave to Griffith Dr - closes at 8:15 a.m.
SW Lombard Ave, Hall Blvd, Watson Ave, and Main Ave at the intersection of Fifth St - closed from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
SW Murray Blvd, Western Ave, and Highway 217 will be open for north- and southbound traffic
SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy and Canyon Rd will be open for east- and westbound traffic


All streets will reopen immediately following the parade (unless otherwise indicated). Vehicles normally parked on the parade route must be moved before 8 a.m. on Sept. 12.

ABOUT BEAVERTON CELEBRATION WEEKEND
On Sept. 12 and 13, Beaverton will celebrate with several events for the whole family. On Saturday, Sept. 12, the Beaverton Celebration 5K kicks off at 9 a.m. at Griffith Park. The Beaverton Celebration Parade begins at SW Wilson Ave and SW Allen Blvd at 10 a.m., and travels along SW Fifth St to Griffith Park. Dog owners are invited to join the pooch parade leading the parade at 10 a.m. The first-ever Beaverton Night Market will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. at The Round, with international food, crafts, and live entertainment.


On Sunday, Sept. 13, Bike Beaverton will be held next to City Park at SW Third St & SW Hall Blvd, with a bike safety rodeo at 1 p.m. and a community bike ride at 2 p.m., followed by an ice cream social. For more information about these and other city events, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/Events.


ABOUT BEAVERTON
Beaverton is a welcoming and responsible city that enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. In 2015, Beaverton was recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest (according to CQ Press for cities more than 75,000). Recently, the city's award-winning finance department received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award as well as the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was named one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine and recognized as one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine. The city was named one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com and one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine. The city also received the Recycler of the Year award from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, received a Silver Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists, and recognized as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities. Lastly, the city's nationally acclaimed visioning program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter and also received the prestigious 3CMA Award of Excellence.


For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov. Also follow Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton, or Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.


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REACH CDC Names Pamela Benoit as Chief Financial Officer (Photo)
REACH Community Development - 08/26/15
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PORTLAND, OR - August 26, 2015 - Today, REACH CDC announced the appointment of Pamela Benoit as the new Chief Financial Officer. Pamela will join REACH on September 16th, and move from Human Solutions where she currently serves as the CFO.

Prior to Human Solutions, Pamela served as the CFO at AHC Inc., one of the largest developers of affordable and mixed-income housing in the Washington-Baltimore metro region. AHC has developed or preserved 49 properties totaling more than 6,500 affordable, workforce and market-rate apartments. AHC owns the subsidiary, AHC Management LLC, which manages the majority of AHC's properties. AHC also offers a Resident Services program to the adults and youth living in their affordable housing communities.

Preceding AHC Inc., Pamela served as the Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration at Catholic Charities USA where she oversaw the accounting, facilities, information technology, human resources and disaster response work groups for the network's member service center. Her background also includes serving as the Vice President and Director of Finance at Montgomery Housing Partnership, Inc. where she provided financial reporting, human resource management and multifamily project development for a nonprofit housing developer utilizing Low Income Housing Tax Credits and tax-exempt bond financing.

Pamela holds a Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) in International Studies from Trinity University and a Master in Financial Economics for Public Policy from The American University. Her community service is extensive, having served on a variety of Boards of Directors and in volunteer roles including Leadership Arlington, Faith House of Hope and with the Fairfax County Public Schools. Her extensive background in affordable housing development, acquisition/permanent financing, and treasury management will serve REACH as the organization continues to play a pivotal role in Oregon as one of the leading providers of affordable housing in the state.

"We're thrilled to name Pamela to this vital role at REACH," says CEO Dan Valliere. "REACH's growth continues as market demands in our region expand. Pamela possesses the ideal mix of experience, leadership and acumen to steer our financial ship in the right direction."

About REACH CDC
For 33 years, REACH has built innovative and affordable housing for low-income families and individuals in the Portland metropolitan region. In 2013, REACH acquired Affordable Community Environments as a subsidiary corporation, expanding into Washington state. REACH develops and manages affordable housing and provides supportive services to residents, as well as free home repairs to senior homeowners. Today, REACH's portfolio includes 2,073 units including single family homes, apartment buildings, and mixed-use developments located across Multnomah, Washington and Clark counties. REACH has won numerous state and national awards for its creative approach to building healthy communities and its innovative housing projects. More information at http://reachcdc.org.


Attached Media Files: Pamela Benoit
Michael Olson Homicide Remains Unsolved - Public's Help Sought to Identify the Killer (Photo)
Crime Stoppers of Oregon - 08/26/15
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The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to solve a homicide that occurred in the Woodstock Neighborhood of Southeast Portland.

On Tuesday September 30, 2014, at 11:08 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 6100 block of Southeast 52nd Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim, 30-year-old Michael William Olson, deceased after suffering from a fatal gunshot wound.

Homicide investigators believe Olson was killed in the course of a robbery.

An eyewitness described the suspect as possibly being a light-skinned African American or Hispanic male.

A forensic sketch of the suspect is being released to the public to aid in the investigation.

Homicide investigators are continuing to follow leads and believe there may be several people with information about the shooting.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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)

Visit http://tipsoft.com to download the TipSubmit app for the iPhone or Droid.

Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-39
Portland Police Bureau Case #14-80501

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Red Cross Responds To Beaverton Home Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/26/15
On August 26th, 2015 at 3:06 am, Red Cross Volunteers responded to a residential fire that occurred in the 7000 Block of SW 184th Place, in Beaverton, OR.

This single family fire affected 3 adults and 2 children. Red Cross provided food, clothing, shoes, comfort kits. and recovery information.
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3 alarm commercial fire breaks out in Clackamas (Photo)
Clackamas Fire Dist. #1 - 08/25/15
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At 5:30 pm this evening a fire started in an upper floor of a commercial building at 15800 SE Piazza Avenue in Clackamas. The fire was reported by callers that were across the street from the building who reported seeing flames and dark smoke. Upon arrival crews went to work advancing hose lines to the second story to fight the fire. Command officers quickly called for a second alarm to get more firefighters to the scene. Truck companies went to the roof to cut holes to release the hot fire gases and smoke as firefighters were working to get the fire under control. A third alarm was called to bring more resources to the scene due to the large size of the structure. The fire was contained to the original business that was located on the second floor.

The business that was involved makes medical devices for extracting teeth. No one was inside when the fire broke out. No injuries were reported and people working at the nearby businesses sharing the same building self evacuated before firefighters arrived. Firefighters from Portland Fire and Gladstone fire assisted. The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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Fire Damages Keizer Residence (Photo)
Keizer Fire Dist. - 08/25/15
Firefighters work to extinguish a house fire on Cade Street NE in Keizer.
Firefighters work to extinguish a house fire on Cade Street NE in Keizer.
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Fire Damages Keizer Residence
The Keizer Fire District responded to the report of a house fire shortly before 4:30 pm today. Upon arriving at the house, firefighters observed smoke and flames coming from the front of the home.
The call reporting a house fire on Cade Street NE in Keizer was received at the Salem 9-1-1 center at 4:26 pm. The first unit arriving on scene reported moderate smoke coming from the single family home. When they entered the home they found that fire had done extensive damage to the upstairs of the home. The rest of the home suffered from smoke and water damage.
Four engines, two medic units, and two duty officers with 14 firefighters responded to the incident. Salem Fire Engine 2 and a Marion County Fire District Medic Unit assisted with the fire.
Firefighters determined that a cigarette that was improperly disposed of ignited the wooden porch at the front of the home. Damage to the residence was estimated at $10,000.00 and damage to the contents of the home was estimated at $2,000.00. No injuries were reported in the incident.
Fire officials want to remind residents to always completely extinguish smoking material before discarding and always put the remains in appropriate ash tray. Smoking materials are the leading cause of fire deaths and the third leading cause of home fire injuries.


Attached Media Files: Firefighters work to extinguish a house fire on Cade Street NE in Keizer.
Photo Release: First group of Oregon National Guard Soldiers complete fire training at DPSST, head to fire bases (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 08/25/15
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Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers practice using fire hoses during wild land fires training at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, in Salem, Oregon, Aug. 25. The group is undergoing the training to assist the Oregon Department of Forestry during the 2015 firefighting season. The first group of 125 Soldiers are scheduled to deploy to the fire lines early on Aug. 26, and will be joined by 250 more Oregon Citizen-Airmen and Citizen-Soldiers who began their training at DPSST today, and are expected to deploy to the fire lines Aug. 30. Photo by Sgt. Tianna Waite, 41 Infantry Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs.

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An Oregon Army National Guard Soldier practices using fire hoses during wild land fires training at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, in Salem, Oregon, Aug. 25. The group is undergoing the training to assist the Oregon Department of Forestry during the 2015 firefighting season. The first group of 125 Soldiers are scheduled to deploy to the fire lines early on Aug. 26, and will be joined by 250 more Oregon Citizen-Airmen and Citizen-Soldiers who began their training at DPSST today, and are expected to deploy to the fire lines Aug. 30. Photo by Sgt. Tianna Waite, 41 Infantry Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs.

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Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers practice cutting fire lines during wild land fires' training at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, in Salem, Oregon, Aug. 25. The group is undergoing the training to assist the Oregon Department of Forestry during the 2015 firefighting season. The first group of 125 Soldiers are scheduled to deploy to the fire lines early on Aug. 26, and will be joined by 250 more Oregon Citizen-Airmen and Citizen-Soldiers who began their training at DPSST today, and are expected to deploy to the fire lines Aug. 30. Photo by Sgt. Tianna Waite, 41 Infantry Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs.

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Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers practice smothering fires during wild land fires training at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, in Salem, Oregon, Aug. 25. The group is undergoing the training to assist the Oregon Department of Forestry during the 2015 firefighting season. The first group of 125 Soldiers are scheduled to deploy to the fire lines early on Aug. 26, and will be joined by 250 more Oregon Citizen-Airmen and Citizen-Soldiers who began their training at DPSST today, and are expected to deploy to the fire lines Aug. 30. Photo by Sgt. Tianna Waite, 41 Infantry Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs.


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Vancouver man arrested, police seeking other possible victims (Photo)
Vancouver Police Dept. - 08/25/15
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Vancouver, Wash. - On August 25, 2015, Vancouver Police arrested David Clinton Campos, 35, for Indecent Liberties with forcible Compulsion and Unlawful Imprisonment. He has been booked into the Clark County Jail.

Campos is a Vancouver/Clark County property owner and the incident that led to his arrest occurred on August 7, 2015 while Campos was showing a vacant rental property to a female. While alone with the female in the apartment, Campos made unwanted sexual contact with her.

Detectives are seeking information from anyone else who may also have been a victim of unwanted sexual contact from David Campos to contact Vancouver Police Detective Tom Topaum at 360-772-2139 or tom.topaum@cityofvancouver.us with information.



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The Vancouver Police Department is seeking applicants for Entry and Lateral Police Officers. If you are interested in a career with us, visit http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/careers.


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Vancouver teacher named region's Teacher of the Year (Photo)
ESD 112 - 08/25/15
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Fort Vancouver High School teacher Bethany Rivard has been named Educational Service District 112 region Teacher of the Year. Rivard is one of nine finalists from around the state for the Washington State Teacher of the Year Award. One teacher will be selected to represent Washington state in the National Teacher of the Year Program.

Rivard teaches English Language Arts at Fort Vancouver High School, a position she has held for the past nine years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Language Arts from Hunter College in New York City and a Master's Degree in Education from Portland State University.

"It's a cliché, but behind every teacher is teacher who inspired them to become an educator," said Rivard, who credits her third grade teacher, Ms. Trainor, with creating a welcoming, safe and creative environment for her students. "Ms. Trainor inspired me to become the type of teacher I am today. I make sure my students know they are valued. I notice them. I make my classroom a safe place where kids feel like they can be themselves. I hope that they feel inspired to engage academically."

Rivard works hard to get to know her students and their individual needs and challenges. Teaching at a school where nearly 80 percent of students qualify for free and reduced lunch and many students speak another language at home, Rivard is especially sensitive to the barriers to success that students face each day.

"An outstanding teacher knows the name and need of their students and maybe stocks their room with extra food and keeps bus passes on hand," said Rivard. "An outstanding teacher listens to and respects the diversity within her classroom. If I know my students well, I can naturally differentiate instruction. My classroom runs well because there is a culture of trust and safety within the walls."

"Bethany is a highly motivated teacher who cares deeply about her students," said Ken Roberts, Associate Principal at Fort Vancouver High School. "She has spent her entire career as an educator finding ways to level the playing field for disadvantaged students, specifically undocumented students and those living in poverty, so that they can reach their highest potential. Bethany has done this through her dedication and amazing work in and out of the classroom."

Students credit Rivard for encouraging them to succeed and pursue their dreams despite obstacles. "Mrs. Rivard believed that every single one of her students were fully capable of doing anything and everything they put their minds to," said former student and George C. Marshall Youth Leadership Award winner Jose Scott. "I know that I speak for many when I say that Mrs. Rivard believed in me more than I have believed in myself at times."

Rivard has collaborated with colleagues to create a contemporary international literature course in Vancouver Public Schools and started a writing club at Fort Vancouver High School. As part of a unit on the Holocaust and genocide, Rivard partnered with the Oregon Jewish Museum to bring in Holocaust survivors as speakers so that her students could witness living history. She also partners with the MEChA de UW, a Latino/a student group from the University of Washington and supported Fort Vancouver students in forming their own MEChA club. As an AVID program teacher, Rivard instigated an early admission process with WSU and as a result, 21 of 34 students in the AVID class were instantly admitted to WSU, as statistic that Fort Vancouver High School had previously never seen.

"What makes Ms. Rivard truly special as a teacher is how she makes students feel safe, valued, and inspired," said McLoughlin Middle School Principal Travis Boeh. "I whole-heartedly believe that Ms. Rivard has changed the course of many of her students' lives. She has an ability to connect with students, make them believe in themselves, and provide them the support and tools to find success in school and beyond."

Rivard is a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) in Young Adult/English Language Arts. She is an adjunct professor for Running Start through Central Washington University to offer college credits to her Fort Vancouver students. She also serves as a mentor teacher for Washington State University students during their student teaching experiences.

Rivard will join other nominees from Washington at the state Teacher of the Year Award Ceremony this fall.




ABOUT ESD 112:
Educational Service District 112 enables school districts to concentrate more time, money and energy on student learning. Headquartered in Vancouver, ESD 112 provides local and regional cooperative programs and services to school districts and communities in the six counties of Southwest Washington. ESD 112 was established by the Legislature in 1969 as one of nine regional educational service centers to work in partnership with local communities and school districts to provide support services for student instruction, professional development for
staff, and technical assistance in the administration of schools. The agency offers more than 250 cooperatives and services ranging from interactive telecommunications to the child care network. There are 30 public schools, 23 private schools and two state schools serving 100,000 students and 15,000 school employees who benefit from ESD services.




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Sheriff's Office K9 Team Captures Violent Fugitive (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/25/15
Schmolling Booking Photo
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August 25, 2015-Washington County Sheriff's Office K9s and their handlers assisted patrol with tracking and capturing Reiner Schmolling, Jr., 37, (booking photo attached) who had a felony warrant for a parole violation. Schmolling is also known for shooting a WCSO detective and killing a Hillsboro Police Department K9 during a standoff in 1997.

On August 24, 2015, the capture of Schmolling began when Washington County Sheriff's Deputies were called to assist the North Plains Police Department on a report of two males fighting. Although both males were gone upon officers' arrival, it was quickly learned that one of the males was Schmolling who had violated his parole and had a 'felony warrant with caution' due to the 1997 shooting incident. Two K9 teams were called out due to the possibility that Schmolling might be armed and his history of shooting at law enforcement. The K9s Chase and Tux (photo attached), and their handlers followed Schmolling's scent over city streets, surrounding fields of tall grass, through a creek, and deep into a wooded area west of town where they eventually found Schmolling hiding with his girlfriend. He was taken into custody without further incident.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office utilizes a wide variety of tactics and tools to serve and protect the community. One of its most successful resources is the K9 Unit consisting of five highly trained dogs and their handlers. These teams are responsible for apprehending suspects, searching buildings and vehicles, detecting narcotics, and protecting deputies and community members. Last year, the Sheriff's Office K9 unit responded to over 658 incidents. To help ensure a high rate of success and longevity, new 'recruits' are specially bred and trained. Each handler and dog must complete a minimum of 400 hours of training and pass the Oregon Police Canine Association Standards prior to being deployed.

In 2007 the City of Hillsboro opened its first off-leash dog park. The park was named in honor of Hillsboro Police K9 "Hondo," who lost his life in the aforementioned 1997 shooting. He is the only Hillsboro Police K9 to give their life in the line of duty. The dog park includes a plaque dedicated to his service.

Media interested in doing a story about the Sheriff's Office K9 program can contact Sergeant Bob Ray at 503-209-5613.


Attached Media Files: Schmolling Booking Photo , K9s
125 from Oregon National Guard Complete Fire Training Ready for Deployment (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 08/25/15
Op Plan Smokey DPSST Training
Op Plan Smokey DPSST Training
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The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is currently training 125 members of the Oregon National Guard at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem.

This deployment was ordered by Governor Kate Brown under "Op Plan Smokey" to support the efforts of the Oregon Department of Forestry. "Op Plan Smokey" is an agreement that has been in place for many years that allows the Oregon National Guard to support wildland firefighting efforts when all other public and private resources are depleted. When "Op Plan Smokey" is activated the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training provides wildfire training for the Oregon National Guard in partnership with the Oregon Department of Forestry.

This evening members of the Oregon National Guard will complete their week of basic fire training that includes two courses needed for qualification as a wildland firefighter by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group, S-130 Firefighter Training and S-190 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior. The training cadre includes seasoned fire instructors from the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST), Oregon Department of Forestry and Oregon Military Department.

This is the basic wildland fire training course required of all (public and private) firefighters in the United States before they can work on the firelines. The training includes a variety of topics including fire behavior, incident command, watch outs, fire orders, fire shelters, hazards, terminology, use of water, mop up/securing line, communications, suppression, and others. Today's ten-hour, hands-on, field day conclusion included pumps, hose lays, handline construction, mop-up(wet), mop-up (dry), engines, and fire shelters.

The men and women who make up this first group being deployed are members of the Oregon Army National Guard from Albany, Bend, Coos Bay, Klamath Falls, Lebanon, Medford, Newport, Prineville, Redmond, and Salem.

This initial group will be ready for deployment on Wednesday morning.

An additional 250 members of the Oregon National Guard (125 Air Force Guard - 125 Army Guard)deployed under "Op Plan Smokey" will arrive at approximately 4 pm on Tuesday afternoon at the Oregon Public Safety Academy and begin their training on Wednesday morning. These additional 250 will be ready for deployment on Sunday morning.

# Background Information about the Board and Department #

The Board consists of 24 members representing city, county and state public safety professionals representing each of the disciplines (police, fire, 9-1-1, corrections, private security), and a private citizen appointed by the Governor. The current Board Chair is Chief Kent Barker of the City of Tualatin Police Department. The Board includes administrators as well as non-management representatives from statewide organizations. The Board represents more than 40,000 public safety professionals and establishes minimum standards for the training and certification of city, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security/private investigator providers, and makes determinations on waiver requests. The Board is supported by six policy committees and a number of sub-committees representing the public safety disciplines, which provide technical expertise and serve as vital links to public safety organizations. The Board operates in close partnership with the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST).

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) implements minimum standards established by the Board for training and certification of city, county, tribal 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 20,000 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. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director of DPSST.


Attached Media Files: Op Plan Smokey DPSST Training , Op Plan Smokey DPSST Training , Op Plan Smokey DPSST Training , Op Plan Smokey DPSST Training
Clark County Medical Examiner's Office MEDIA RELEASE
Clark County Public Information & Outreach - 08/25/15
The following information is in reference to a death investigated by the Clark County Medical Examiner's Office.

The name of the decedent: Wigen, James J. Age: 31 Yrs

This individual died on 08/20/2015 in Vancouver, WA

The decedent was a resident of (city/state): Vancouver, WA

The opinions listed on the death certificate are as follows:

Cause of death:
Gunshot wound of the head

Manner of death:
Suicide

No additional information is available for release from the Medical Examiner's Office. Refer all other inquiries to the Clark County Sheriff's Department.


Media release issue date: Prepared 08/25/2015

Nikki Costa
Operations Manager
Red Cross Home Fire Preparedness Campaign Brings Free Smoke Alarms to Medford Neighborhoods (Photo)
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/25/15
Smoke alarms, provided by the Oregon Office of the State Fire Marshal have a 10-year tamper-resistant battery.
Smoke alarms, provided by the Oregon Office of the State Fire Marshal have a 10-year tamper-resistant battery.
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The American Red Cross will install free smoke alarms and provide fire-safety education for Medford residents on Sept. 12

MEDFORD - The American Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington responds to an average of two home fires every day. After these fires, residents had to face finding a place to stay, purchasing food and clothing, replacing lost possessions, notifying loved ones and navigating insurance.

On Saturday, Sept. 12, between the hours of 12:30 p.m. and 6 p.m., trained Red Cross volunteers will canvass neighborhoods in Medford to inquire if there is a working smoke alarm in the home, to install smoke alarms free of charge, review a fire safety and home hazard checklist, and provide information about creating a fire escape plan. Volunteers also will share other emergency-preparedness information with residents.

Medford residents may also schedule an appointment to have smoke alarms installed by calling (503) 528-5783 to make an appointment with a trained Red Cross volunteer.

"People have as little as two minutes to escape a burning home before it's too late to get out," says Melinda McGoldrick, preparedness and partnerships manager for the American Red Cross Cascades Region. "Working smoke alarms can double the chance of surviving a house fire. I encourage Medford residents to take advantage of this free community program."

McGoldrick also notes that the program is part of a national campaign launched by the American Red Cross last year and that in Oregon the campaign is a partnership with the Office of the State Fire Marshal.

Volunteers are needed for this important outreach effort. Individuals, faith-based groups, local business and organizations are welcome to participate. All training will be provided on Sept. 12. For additional info or to register to volunteer, visit. www.redcross.org/cascadeshfpc.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness: Get informed. Make a Plan. Build a Kit., and suggests taking a few moments to review your family's exit plan should there be a fire in your home. Know what to do before, during and after a home fire. This information, and more, is available at www.redcross.org or in a free Prepare! Resource Guide published by the American Red Cross Cascades Region. The guide can be downloaded at http://rdcrss.org/1zq8XW6.

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Attached Media Files: Smoke alarms, provided by the Oregon Office of the State Fire Marshal have a 10-year tamper-resistant battery. , Red Cross volunteers will canvass Medford neighborhoods on Sept. 12 to talk about home fire safety and install free smoke alarms in homes that need them. , Red Cross volunteer Bob Negele installs a free smoke alarm as part of the home fire preparedness campaign.
First-Ever Beaverton Night Market Will Feature International FOod, Crafts, Entertainment (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 08/25/15
The first-ever Beaverton Night Market on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 5 to 10 p.m. at The Round in central Beaverton will feature live entertainment, food, and crafts from around the world. (Photo courtesy of City of Beaverton/iStock Photography)
The first-ever Beaverton Night Market on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 5 to 10 p.m. at The Round in central Beaverton will feature live entertainment, food, and crafts from around the world. (Photo courtesy of City of Beaverton/iStock Photography)
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BEAVERTON, Ore. - The first-ever Beaverton Night Market, a multicultural evening marketplace of international food and craft vendors, as well as cultural performances, is coming up on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 5 to 10 p.m. The market, a pilot project by the city's Diversity Advisory Board (DAB), will be held at the south plaza of The Round, 12600 SW Crescent Drive, just off the Beaverton Central MAX stop.


The night market is envisioned as a vibrant, intercultural, family-friendly space, reminiscent of night markets around the world. Cultural exhibitors from many regions of the world represented in Beaverton will share arts and goods at the event. Visitors can sample delicacies from East Africa, Lebanon, Mexico, El Salvador, Cambodia, Korea, and Hawaii. Handcrafted items and merchandise will be for sale from Latin America, Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, Japan, and the Pacific Northwest.


Stage performances will include Japanese taiko drummers, traditional Mexican dance, local Italian indie-rock headliner Mbrascatu, and more. City of Beaverton information booths and a Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation kids' activities booth will round out the event.


"The response we've seen so far has been tremendous," said Mayor Denny Doyle, referring to vendor interest and social media response. "I'm looking forward to another opportunity to bring our community together in celebration of our cultural diversity."


The 2015 Beaverton Night Market is a one-day pilot event, with a goal to create a regular season night market to foster cross-cultural exchange, create economic opportunity for emerging ethnic food and craft vendors, and showcase cultural traditions.


"The night market brings back memories of the bustling streets, crowded with couples and families enjoying the night out," said Dr. Edward Kimmi, a member of the DAB who will emcee the event with fellow member Ruth Parra. "Beaverton Night Market is where you can 'taste' the diverse cultures that make up our city."


Admission to the Beaverton Night Market is free. Attendees are encouraged to catch a free ride to the market by taking MAX to the Beaverton Central stop. TriMet rail and bus lines are free for the entire day in celebration of the opening of the Orange Line.


The Beaverton Flea and Collectors Show, 12755 SW Beaverdam Road in the Beaverton Merchant Hall, will be open for special hours on Sept. 12 in conjunction with the Beaverton Night Market. It will run from 2 to 9 p.m., across SW Millikan from The Round.


For more information, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/NightMarket or www.Facebook.com/events/1595044277444806, or contact Alexis Ball, equity outreach coordinator, at 503-526-2503 or equity@BeavertonOregon.gov.


ABOUT BEAVERTON CELEBRATION WEEKEND
On Sept. 12 and 13, Beaverton will celebrate with several events for the whole family. On Saturday, Sept. 12, the Beaverton Celebration 5K kicks off at 9 a.m. at Griffith Park. The Beaverton Celebration Parade begins at SW Wilson Ave and SW Allen Blvd at 10 a.m., and travels along SW Fifth St to Griffith Park. Dog owners are invited to join the pooch parade leading the parade at 10 a.m. The first-ever Beaverton Night Market will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. at The Round, with international food, crafts, and live entertainment.


On Sunday, Sept. 13, Bike Beaverton will be held next to City Park at SW Third St & SW Hall Blvd, with a bike safety rodeo at 1 p.m. and a community bike ride at 2 p.m., followed by an ice cream social. For more information about these and other city events, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/Events.


ABOUT BEAVERTON
Beaverton is a welcoming and responsible city that enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. In 2015, Beaverton was recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest (according to CQ Press for cities more than 75,000). Recently, the city's award-winning finance department received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award as well as the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was named one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine and recognized as one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine. The city was named one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com and one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine. The city also received the Recycler of the Year award from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, received a Silver Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists, and recognized as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities. Lastly, the city's nationally acclaimed visioning program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter and also received the prestigious 3CMA Award of Excellence.



For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov. Also follow Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton, or Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.


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Attached Media Files: The first-ever Beaverton Night Market on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 5 to 10 p.m. at The Round in central Beaverton will feature live entertainment, food, and crafts from around the world. (Photo courtesy of City of Beaverton/iStock Photography) , The first-ever Beaverton Night Market will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 5 to 10 p.m. at The Round in central Beaverton. The event will be reminiscent of night markets around the world, with crafts, food, and live entertainment from different culture
County advisory group for forestry to meet Sept. 1 in Salem
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/25/15
The Forest Trust Land Advisory Committee (FTLAC), representing Oregon counties that in the past deeded forestland to the state for management, will meet on Tuesday, September 1, in Salem. Highlighted items on the agenda include:

An update on the State Forest Management Plan revision and outcomes from the August 12 Board of Forestry Forest Management Plan Subcommittee meeting.

Information about the US Fish and Wildlife Service Barred Owl removal research project.

Beginning conversations about revisions to the Oregon Administrative Rules, which would better enable the department to enforce recreation rules, and drafting of rule revisions resulting from the passage of HB 2453.

An update on the Department of State Land's process for transferring ownership of the Elliott State Forest.

MEETING DETAILS
When: 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Tillamook Room, Building D, Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) Headquarters Office, 2600 State St., Salem.

FTLAC meetings are open to the public. An opportunity for public comment will be provided around 1:45 p.m. More information, including a detailed agenda and meeting materials, can be found at:
http://www.oregon.gov/odf/pages/board/forest_trust_land_advisory_committee.aspx

SPECIAL NEEDS
Accommodations for people with disabilities, and special materials, services or assistance can be arranged by calling the department's Public Affairs Office at least 48 hours before the meeting, at (503) 945-7200.

ABOUT THE FTLAC
The FTLAC is a legally mandated committee of county commissioners representing counties that deeded lands to the state. The committee advises the Board of Forestry on matters where counties may have a responsibility related to forestland managed by ODF. Planning and policy decisions made by the board and department can affect revenues received by the counties with forest trust lands managed by ODF, which are located in the Tillamook State Forest and elsewhere.

The FTLAC is made up of seven members that represent the 15 counties that have state forest land within their county boundaries: Benton, Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Coos, Douglas, Josephine, Klamath, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Polk, Tillamook, and Washington.
Center on Early Learning fall conference to draw leaders from around the state
Western Oregon University - 08/25/15
Monmouth, Ore. -- The annual Center on Early Learning Fall Conference, sponsored by The Research Institute at Western Oregon University, will be held September 9 and 10, 2015, on the campus of Western Oregon University in Monmouth. The theme of the conference is "Quality, Access, & Opportunity for Every Child," and the event is expected to draw leaders in early childhood education from around the state.

Dr. Linda M. Espinosa will deliver the keynote address. Her presentation, "The Amazing Bilingual Brain: Understanding and Responding to the Needs of Young Dual Language Learner," highlights a growing and critical element of Oregon's increasingly diverse population.

In addition to Espinosa's speech, a wide variety of workshops and trainings will be offered at the conference. Workshops will focus on subjects of interest to early learning trainers and technical assistance providers, and many will focus on a theme of promoting equity and diversity in settings related to early childhood.

The Center on Early Learning Fall Conference is provided free of charge to quality improvement specialists, CCR&R Staff, Early Learning Division staff and Department of Human Services staff. For individuals not working for one of these groups, the registration cost is $95 per day. To register or learn more about the conference, please visit triwou.org/centers/cel/conference. Registration will close at noon on August 31, 2015.

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Oregon Health Policy Board to meet September 1 at OHSU in Portland
Oregon Health Authority - 08/25/15
August 25, 2015

Contact: Stephanie Jarem, 971-273-6844 (meeting information or accommodations)

What: The Oregon Health Policy Board will hold its monthly meeting September 1 in Portland. The meeting will be held at the Oregon Health & Science University Center for Health and Healing. The board will hear updates on health system transformation and will receive a report on the Oregon Health Authority's six-year financial sustainability plan. Public testimony will be heard during the meeting, beginning at 11:45 a.m.

When: Tuesday, Sept 1, 8:30 a.m. to noon

Where: OHSU Center for Health & Healing, 3033 SW Bond Ave., third floor, Room 4. The meeting will also be available via live Web stream. A link to the live stream and a recording of the meeting will be posted on the board's meeting page at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/OHPB/Pages/2015-OHPB-Meetings.aspx. Members of the public can also call in to listen by dialing 1-888-808-6929, participant code 915042#.

Agenda:

-- Director's report;
-- OHPB committee updates;
-- Health system transformation updates;
-- OHA six-year financial sustainability;
-- Public testimony.

For more information on the meeting, visit the board's meeting page at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/OHPB/Pages/2015-OHPB-Meetings.aspx.

The meeting site is accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals requiring accommodation may request alternate formats, sign language interpreters, physical accessibility, or other reasonable accommodations by calling the Oregon Health Authority at 1-800-282-8096 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

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Oregon Dept. of Forestry fire update - Aug. 25, 2015
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/25/15
This is an Oregon Department of Forestry fire update for Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015.

[This is a summary update. More detailed updates on the individual fires as well as other fire-related information are posted to the ODF Wildfire Blog. You can also find ODF on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates and stories from the front lines.]

FIRE FACTS

ODF West Oregon District - Dallas Unit
Willamina Creek Fire | 08-19-15 | 9 miles north of Willamina | 230 acres | 75% contained | Under investigation | ODF local mgmt. team |
More Information: 503-934-8153 | http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com | www.facebook.com/oregondepartmentofforestry | www.twitter.com/ORDeptForestry |


ODF Central Oregon District - John Day Unit
Canyon Creek Complex | 08-12-15 | one mile south of John Day and Canyon City | 74,744 acres | 37% contained | 707 personnel | Lightning | Great Basin IMT 1 (IC Lund) |
More Information: Joint Information Center: 541-820-3643 or 541-820-3633 | http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4495/ | www.facebook.com/CanyonCreekFireOregon | www.twitter.com/canyoncreekfire | #canyoncreekcomplex |

ODF Northeast Oregon District - Wallowa Unit
Falls Creek Fire | 08-22-15 |4 miles southwest of Joseph, OR | 249 acres | 0% contained | Local IMT (IC Tyler) |
More Information: 541-523-1246 or 541-523-1208 | www.fs.usda.gov/wallowa-whitman | www.twitter.com/WallowaWhitman

Rock Creek Fire | 08-23-15 | 7 miles SE of Pendleton | 230 acres | 100% contained |
More information: 541-276-3491 |

Grizzly Bear Complex | 08-13-15 | 20 miles SE of Dayton WA - Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness, south and east | 60,000 acres | 5% contained | 676 personnel | Lightning | WA IMT 4 (IC Gales) / OSFM Green Team (IC Kunze)
More Information: 541-612-0059 | http://inciweb.nwcg.giv/incident/4511 | http://bluemountainfireinfo.blogspot.com/

ODF Northeast Oregon District - Baker Sub-Unit
Eldorado Fire | 08-14-15 | 5 miles southeast of Unity | 20,611 acres |75% contained |256 personnel | Lightning Hold-over |ODF IMT 3 (IC Smith) |
More information: Baker County, Oregon Joint Information Center (JIC): 541-523-2905 | http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4502/ | www.facebook.com/ElDoradoFire2015 | eldoradofire2015@gmail.com |#EldoradoFire |

Cornet-Windy Ridge Complex | 08-10-15 | 10 miles east of Unity | 103,887 acres | 80% contained | 37 personnel | Lightning | Southwest IMT (IC Ruggiero)
More Information: Baker County, Oregon Joint Information Center: 541-523-2905 | http://inciweb/nwcg.gov/incident/4478/ | www.facebook.com/CornetFire | bakerjointinfo@gmail.com |

Eagle Complex | 08-10-15 | 16 miles northeast of Baker City | 9,582 acres |7% contained | 307 personnel | Lightning | Rocky Mountain Black IMT (IC Greer).
More information: Baker City Joint Information Center (JIC): (541) 523-2905 | http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4481/ | www.facebook.com/pages/Rocky-Mountain-Area-Incident-Management-Team-Black/341078999367545 | bakerjointinfo@gmail.com |

Douglas Forest Protective Association (DFPA)
Stouts Fire |07-30-15 | 11 miles east of Canyonville near Milo | 36,367 acres | 86% contained | 610 personnel | Human | ODF IMT 2 (IC Cline) / U.S. Forest Service (IC Mike Wilde) |
More information: Phone: 541-825-3724 | http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4426/ | www.facebook.com/StoutsFire www://twitter.com/StoutsFire | #StoutsFire |

OTHER FIRE INFORMATION
For information on wildfires on all jurisdictions in Oregon, view:
the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center website, or
the national Incident Information System site.

Online and social media resources:
department's web site
department's blog for news on wildfires statewide and provides current fire statistics.
Southwest Oregon District blog with district specific wildfire info, and follow the Twitter feed covering fires as they occur.
Douglas Forest Protective Association website, Facebook Page and Twitter feed.
Blue Mountain Interagency Wildfire blog for news on wildfires in the Blue Mountains (northeast Oregon)
ODF Forest Grove District's Fire blog with district-specific wildfire information
ODF Central Oregon District's Twitter feed
Keep Oregon Green website, Facebook page and Twitter feed

OTHER INFORMATION
ODOT Tripcheck
Evacuation - Ready, Set, Go!
Wildfire Smoke

FIRE STATISTICS
Fire statistics can be accessed from the ODF Wildfire Blog and the ODF website. When personnel are heavily engaged in firefighting activities, the latest information may not always appear in the statistics.

ABOUT THIS UPDATE
This update provides information primarily about fires on Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands involving fires 10 acres or larger. ODF provides fire protection primarily on private and state-owned forestland, and Bureau of Land Management forestlands west of the Cascades, and also works closely with partner firefighting agencies.

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Why does ODF fight fire at night?
Oregon Dept. of Forestry and partner crews jump on opportunities to make sure fires are out. When you see ODF firefighting operations online, you might notice images of night firefighting. Doing anything in the dark can be difficult, and considering safety above all else, we minimize risk so that crews can take full advantage of working at night, providing some very special situational advantages, including slowing the fire down quickly.

Less heat from the sun, and often higher humidity provide ideal conditions for getting a leg up on suppression. John Flannigan, Coos Forest Protective Association and Night Operations Chief with ODF's Incident Management Team 1 from last year's Haystack Complex, said that in his experience of working at night, he has seen "many times when the fire lies down, allowing crews to make great progress." This includes spraying those areas with water and digging fire line to contain it quickly and efficiently.

Fighting fires at night is just one of the many strategies that ODF and our partners employ to protect Oregon's forests and communities.
2nd Annual "Smiles For SMA" Golf Tournament and Auction to Benefit Spinal Muscular Atrophy (Photo)
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Cole P. Randall Memorial Golf Tournament to be held September 19

Aloha, Ore. (Aug. 19, 2015) - The Cole Parker Randall Foundation will host its second annual fund raising golf tournament, dinner and silent auction on Saturday, Sept. 19 at The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club in Aloha, Ore. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Cocktail hour begins at 5:30 p.m. Proceeds from the golf tournament will benefit The Cole Parker Randall Foundation.

Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is a neuromuscular disease which destroys the nerves controlling voluntary muscle movement. It is the number one genetic killer of children under the age of two. August is Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month, and SMA was the #1 trending topic on Facebook the weekend of August 8th.

Participants will be able to enter various competitions held in conjunction with the tournament for prizes, including hole-in-one, longest drive and closest-to-the-pin contests. A cocktail hour will follow the tournament, with dinner and silent auction held at 6:30 p.m. Brian Wheeler and Adam Bjaranson will once again lend their support as emcees of the event.

"In establishing the Cole Parker Randall Foundation, in memory of our son Cole, our hope has been to raise awareness about the devastating effects of Spinal Muscular Atrophy and to contribute to the ongoing research in pursuit of a cure," said Dave Randall. "Through this event we will be able to raise money that funds research and provides support to families fighting the battle with SMA. We are grateful to all of the sponsors involved in this year's event and to all of the participants. Together we will be working for a great cause."

For more information on the Smiles for SMA: Cole P. Randall Memorial Golf Tournament, visit www.coleparkerrandallfoundation.org or www.facebook.com/coleparkerrandallfoundation


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Share Welcomes New Board Directors
Share - 08/25/15
Vancouver, WA - Share welcomed two new board directors in July, Elizabeth Fitzgearld and Michelle Prosser.

"We are delighted to have both Elizabeth and Michelle join our board," said Diane McWithey, executive director. "We believe their strong experience and leadership skills will be extremely valuable as Share continues to address the needs of the hungry and homeless in our community."

Fitzgearld is the office manager at "ENTOffice.org," the office of Drs Todd Bernstein and David Bloom. She serves on the Program Advisory Committee at Everest College and is an MBA candidate in non-profit management at the University of Portland.

"I have been intimately involved in the non-profit community of southwest Washington for several years. Developing and implementing the Patient Navigator Program at the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington led me to gain an even high appreciation of the services at Share and the administrative structure that keeps it running," shared Fitzgearld.

Prosser is a managing attorney and shareholder at Stahancyk, Kent & Hook P.C. She is a member of both the state of Washington and Clark County Bar Associations. Prosser is also a member of the Clark County Historical Society, Clark County Chamber of Commerce, Identity Clark County and Vancouver Downtown Association.

"I support Share's mission and the organization's commitment to implementing that mission in a customized approach to each individual's needs and abilities," shared Prosser.

About Share
Share was founded in 1979 with the goal of caring for the homeless and hungry in the greater Vancouver area. Share operates three shelters for the homeless, a transitional housing program, case management, a street outreach program, a Housing & Essential Needs (HEN) program and provides daily meals for the homeless and low-income members of our community. Share also operates a summer meals program for low-income children and a backpack program benefitting 1,950+ children at 90 schools to provide food for weekends to children receiving free or reduced-meal lunches. Additionally, Share offers financial programs that incorporate financial education and matched dollars for savings; these programs are designed to assist in the improvement of credit scores and financial management. For more information on Share, visit our Web site at www.sharevancouver.org.

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Swearing in ceremony for new Fire Chief
Sublimity Fire Dist. - 08/25/15
The Sublimity Fire District Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Alan Hume as its new fire chief.
Chief Hume, 35, originally of Madras, was appointed fire chief by the board of directors effective July 1, 2015. Chief Hume started his career as a volunteer with Jefferson County Fire District No. 1 and earned the rank of captain. Prior to beginning his career with Sublimity, Chief Hume worked as a paid firefighter for the U.S. Forest Service and then Warm Springs Fire and Safety, where he reached the rank of lieutenant before coming to Sublimity in 2010 as the assistant chief and training officer.
Chief Hume was appointed interim chief in February of 2014 and has served in his present role since then. Chief Hume holds an Associate's degree in Fire Science and is involved locally in the Santiam Fire Academy and Mid-Willamette Fire Instructors Association and statewide as a member of the Oregon Fire Chief's Association.
The Sublimity Fire District Board of Directors would like to invite the public and interested media to join our board, volunteers and partner agencies at a formal swearing in of Chief Hume. It will be held at the Sublimity Fire District Main Station, located at 115 NW Parker St, Sublimity, at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 28, 2015.
Liberty House Invites Public to attend Champions for Children Luncheon: Russ Lewis of KGW to Serve as Master of Ceremonies (Photo)
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(Salem, OR-Aug. 25, 2015) Russ Lewis, KGW-Channel 8 news anchor, will return as Master of Ceremonies for the Liberty House (LH) Champions for Children benefit luncheon Tuesday, Sept. 22 at the Salem Convention Center. The public is invited to attend. The theme will be Sustaining Hope. The luncheon will provide an opportunity to learn about and support the critical work of Liberty House, a child abuse assessment center. Seating starts at 11:30 a.m. and the program will begin at noon. Pre-registration is required.

"This is an especially exciting year to attend the luncheon," said CEO Alison Kelley. "Guests will see the amazing results of the community's support for children referred for concerns of abuse or neglect." During the last year, Liberty House launched a major project to increase its services to meet the critical need. The District Attorneys in both Marion and Polk Counties report being inundated with cases of child abuse. "Liberty House wants to be there for the children who need us, and we rely on the community's support to help them," Kelley added.

Liberty House provides medical checkups and other important services for children referred for concerns of abuse or neglect. Specially-trained providers, interviewers and family support specialists work closely with the appropriate authorities to ensure services are offered in ways that don't add to the trauma a child might have experienced. The services are neutral and objective. Liberty House serves Marion and Polk Counties, where there are over 8,500 calls to the child abuse hotline and over 1,100 confirmed cases each year.
After extensive fundraising efforts last year, LH purchased a neighboring building to house community engagement and administrative services. The organization is in the process of developing mental health services to make it easier for children and their families to get the follow-up support they need.

Guests at the luncheon will be able to contribute to the LH's mission. The Champions for Children Luncheon is free but pre-registration is required to ensure sufficient space. Guests will also have an opportunity to sign up to volunteer. To attend, call Adrienne Christian or Elisa Ford at 503-540-0288.

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ABOUT LIBERTY HOUSE: Liberty House is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization and relies on the generous support of donors: 52 percent of Liberty House's annual funding comes from charitable contributions by individuals, businesses and foundations. Liberty House is located at 2685 4th Street NE in Salem, 503-540-0288, www.libertyhousecenter.org.
TO REPORT CHILD ABUSE: Call the DHS hotline for Marion and Polk Counties at 503-378-6704.


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Pacific University Ranked 19th Nationally Among Master's Universities by Washington Monthly (Photo)
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FOREST GROVE -- Public affairs magazine Washington Monthly has ranked Pacific University 19th out of 673 higher education institutions in the master's universities category of the publication's 2015 college rankings.

Pacific ranked 1st out of nine Oregon-based universities classified as a master's university, and 2nd out of all 20 institutions from Oregon the publication ranked in either the "national," "master's," "liberal arts" or "baccalaureate" categories.

In total, Washington Monthly ranked 1,540 public, private nonprofit and private for-profit colleges and universities across the four categories, as determined by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

"We rank four-year colleges in America on three measures that would make the whole (higher education) system better," Washington Monthly editors said. "The first is upward mobility: Are schools enrolling and graduating students of modest means and charging them a reasonable price?" One-third of all Pacific University students receive a Pell grant.

"The second is research," editors noted. "Are (schools) preparing undergraduates to earn PhDs and creating the new technologies and ideas that will drive economic growth and advance human knowledge?" Pacific ranked 12th among master's institutions whose bachelor's degree alumni go on to earn a PhD or other terminal degree, relative to school size.

The third measurement is service, the editors remarked. "Are schools encouraging their students to give back to the country by joining the military or the Peace Corps, or at least letting them use their work-study money to do community service?" Pacific's community service participation and hours served ranked 18th among the master's universities listed, relative to school size. The university is a four-time recipient of the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and civic engagement is deeply embedded in Pacific's undergraduate and professional programs curricula.

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Founded in 1849, Pacific University (Ore.) is a diverse and sustainable community dedicated to discovery and excellence in teaching, scholarship and practice. The university consists of colleges of Arts & Sciences, Optometry, Education, Health Professions and Business, with campuses in Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Eugene and Woodburn.


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Beaverton Launches $100K Startup Fund
City of Beaverton - 08/25/15
BEAVERTON, Ore. - The City of Beaverton and startup incubator Oregon Technology Business Center (OTBC) have teamed up to create the Beaverton $100K Startup Challenge. The challenge is sponsored by the city and Westside Startup Fund, LLC, and each will contribute $50,000 to help five startups kickstart their business with coaching and mentoring support from the OTBC.


"Beaverton has been home to some of the most successful startups in Oregon's history," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "Nike, which is now a Fortune 500 Company, got its start on Hall Street back in 1964. Back then they were known as Blue Ribbon Sports. Who knows, maybe the next Nike will be discovered through this innovative challenge."


"The Westside Startup Fund is a great next step for OTBC," said Executive Director Steve Morris. "We have a strong track record of helping startups with workshops, incubator space and by delivering the state's top-rated coaching and mentoring program. OTBC helps many companies become investor-ready. The Westside Fund means we can now provide financial help through an infusion of seed funding to further accelerate startup growth and raise the odds of success."


Five startups will be selected to receive a $20,000 cash convertible-note investment along with incubation services and free rent for one year at the OTBC. For-profit, early-stage growth businesses with the ambition and potential to scale into national and international markets are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have a two-to-five member team with at least one team member working on the startup full-time. Applicants may be self-funded, grant-funded, and/or have investor funding of up to $250,000. Five startups will win:


$20,000 cash convertible-note investment
Free rent for one year
Discounted legal and accounting services
HR and marketing assistance
OTBC's top-rated coaching and mentoring services
OTBC entrepreneur workshops, and more


Applications are due Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. Semifinalists will be selected by Oct. 15, 2015 and the five winners will be announced by Nov. 15, 2015. To apply, visit otbc.org/BeavertonChallengeApplication.


For more information about the fund, please visit otbc.org/BeavertonChallenge or contact Steve Morris at smorris@otbc.org.


ABOUT OTBC
The Oregon Technology Business Center (OTBC) is a decade-old nonprofit tech startup incubator that provides coaching, networking events, entrepreneurship programs and shared office space to help startup ventures succeed.
According to a 2013 Oregon Founders Study, OTBC is the highest-rated incubator in Oregon for effectiveness in its mentoring programs--providing a unique combination of CEO mentoring, referrals to a large network of founders and domain experts and practical how-to entrepreneur workshops and videos. The hands-on attention and nurturing business environment helps startups become successful businesses. OTBC alumni include many outstanding companies such as Puralytics, Lumencor and Sonivate. With strong connections to the City of Beaverton, the Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce and more, OTBC is the ideal partner to help startups develop and grow their businesses in Beaverton.
Beaverton is home to a large number of growth companies started by local entrepreneurs, including technology and manufacturing companies known throughout the world such as Act-On, Digimarc and Vernier Software & Technology.
The City of Beaverton is a founding sponsor and the OTBC facility is conveniently located across the street from the Beaverton Central MAX station, with free parking and easy access to Highway 217.


For more information, please visit www.otbc.org.


ABOUT BEAVERTON
Beaverton is a welcoming and responsible city that enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. In 2015, Beaverton was recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest (according to CQ Press with cities more than 75,000). Recently, the city's award-winning finance department received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award as well as the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was named one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine and recognized as one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine. The city was named one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com and one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine. The city also received the Recycler of the Year award from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, received a Silver Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists, and recognized as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities. Lastly, the city's nationally acclaimed visioning program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter and also received the prestigious 3CMA Award of Excellence.


For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov. Also follow Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton, or Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.


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Vancouver Police introduces online options for security alarm users
Vancouver Police Dept. - 08/25/15
Vancouver, Wash. - The Vancouver Police Department has a new option for business and residential security alarm users to manage their account online. Security alarm users can register their security alarm, pay alarm permit fees, appeal false alarm penalties and contact customer service via this new online option.

New users should visit crywolf@cityofvancouver.us to apply for their permit. Existing alarm can begin managing their account and get email updates by contacting CityVPDAlarmUnit@cityofvancouver.us to get their online account set up.

Anyone who operates a security alarm in their home or business is required to get a permit from the Vancouver Police Department (VMC 8.52).

For more information on the Vancouver Police Alarm Program visit us at: http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/false-alarm-reduction-program





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The Vancouver Police Department is seeking applicants for Entry and Lateral Police Officers. If you are interested in a career with us, visit http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/careers.


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Driver Cited After Bicycle Rider Provides Video of Careless Driving to Police (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/25/15
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On Monday August 17, 2015, Tony Tapay, a resident of Southeast Portland's Creston-Kenilworth Neighborhood, called the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division to discuss issuing a citation to a careless driver after an encounter on July 7, 2015, at approximately 5:00 p.m.

Tapay provided a personal video of the encounter and the suspect vehicle driving by him at a high rate of speed as he and his child rode their bicycle along Southeast 34th Avenue. Tapay was able to provide the suspect's description, the license plate number and a vehicle description to police.

Officers were able to view the video and observed the driver speed by Tapay and his son, nearly hitting another bicycle rider and a driver head-on.

Officers located the vehicle, a 2012 Kia Soul, and the driver, Andrew Vilas Reid, on August 20, 2015, and issued him traffic citations for Careless Driving and Unsafe Passing of a Person Operating a Bicycle.

This investigation and issuance of citations was made possible by the presence of video and the information provided to police by Tapay.

The video is posted here: https://vimeo.com/136872431 The video is not the property of the Portland Police Bureau and could be removed by the owner. Viewers should be aware that there is some profanity during the incident, which begins at approximately the one minute mark.

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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City of Beaverton Seeks Nominations for 2015 Outstanding Volunteer
City of Beaverton - 08/25/15
BEAVERTON, Ore. - The City of Beaverton is now accepting nominations for Outstanding Volunteer 2015. Any individual who serves in an unpaid volunteer capacity in the city is eligible. Outstanding volunteers are city residents who have changed or enriched Beaverton through projects, service, creativity, and caring.

The winner will have the honor of riding in the Beaverton Celebration Parade on Saturday, Sept. 12, in a vehicle provided by Sunset Audi and Porsche.

"The city is home to many people who contribute countless hours serving and collaborating with our community," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "I ask that residents take time to nominate those around us who diligently strive to make Beaverton a better place."

The deadline to submit nominations is Monday, Aug. 31 at 4 p.m. To nominate someone, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/VolunteerNomination.

The winner will be announced on Friday, Sept. 4. To learn about the Beaverton Celebration Parade, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/Parade or call the events program at 503-526-2559.

ABOUT BEAVERTON CELEBRATION WEEKEND
On Sept. 12 and 13, Beaverton will celebrate with several events for the whole family. On Saturday, Sept. 12, the Beaverton Celebration 5K kicks off at 9 a.m. at Griffith Park. The Beaverton Celebration Parade begins at SW Wilson Ave and SW Allen Blvd at 10 a.m., and travels along SW Fifth St to Griffith Park. Dog owners are invited to join the pooch parade leading the parade at 10 a.m. The first-ever Beaverton Night Market will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. at The Round, with international food, crafts, and live entertainment.

On Sunday, Sept. 13, Bike Beaverton will be held next to City Park at SW Third St & SW Hall Blvd, with a bike safety rodeo at 1 p.m. and a community bike ride at 2 p.m., followed by an ice cream social. For more information about these and other city events, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/Events.

ABOUT BEAVERTON
Beaverton is a welcoming and responsible city that enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. In 2015, Beaverton was recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest (according to CQ Press for cities more than 75,000). Recently, the city's award-winning finance department received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award as well as the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was named one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine and recognized as one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine. The city was named one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com and one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine. The city also received the Recycler of the Year award from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, received a Silver Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists, and recognized as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities. Lastly, the city's nationally acclaimed visioning program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter and also received the prestigious 3CMA Award of Excellence.

For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov. Also follow Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton, or Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.

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Rural structure fire sends two to hospital (Photo)
Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue - 08/25/15
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Kelso- Firefighters from Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue, Longview Fire, and Cowlitz Fire District 5 (Kalama) responded to a structure fire in the 200 block of Cunningham road just after 3am Tuesday morning. The residents had evacuated the home before firefighters arrived. The male resident suffered burns to his arms, head, and neck and was flown by a Lifeflight helicopter to Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland, OR. His wife was transported by ambulance to Peace Health St. John's Medical Center in Longview for smoke inhalation. The home is considered to be a total loss; the cause of the fire is under investigation, but is believed to be accidental. No other injuries were reported.

Two fire engines, four water tenders, three medic units, and a chief officer responded to the incident. Cowlitz County Sheriff deputies and Cowlitz County Public Utility District No. 1 (PUD) also responded to the call. The home was fifty percent involved with fire when firefighters arrived. Initial attack crews used their limited water supply to prevent the fire from spreading to other houses, trees, and dry brush near the home until water supply tenders arrived. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire in just under an hour from their arrival.


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Vancouver Chamber Announces 2015 "Business & Leadership Award" Recipients (Photo)
Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce - 08/25/15
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(VANCOUVER, WA) - The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce (GVCC) is proud to announce the 2015 recipients of the "Business & Leadership Awards" program. This year the "Community Builder" award was been changed to the "Business of the Year" award. Additionally, for the first time, the award recipients are being announced prior to the GVCC's "Annual Officer Installation and Business and Leadership Award" event in September.

The 2015 "Business & Leadership Award" recipients are:

Business of the Year (Large Business): Columbia Credit Union
At Columbia Credit Union "making life better" is the core purpose. They've increased support to 71 community organizations, distributing over $330,000 in financial contributions, plus increased their management volunteer hours to 1,650+. CCU has been voted Clark County's Best Financial Institution for the past seven consecutive years by The Columbian newspaper readers. They have a 96% member satisfaction - according to a recent independent survey. CCU serves 1 in 3 Clark County households. They are the first financial institution branch in Washington State to build LEED 2.2 Gold Certification standards. They earned the 2014 Portland Business Journal Corporate Philanthropic Award. They've also earned recognition as the 2014 Oregonian "Top Workplace." They are the exclusive sponsor of the GVCC's "Get Out On... Small Business Saturday" campaign and the presenters of the GVCC's Fall 2015 [Small Business] Workshop Series, a brand new eight-part educational series.

Business of the Year (Small Business): Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt Law Offices
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt Law Offices has an outstanding record of community involvement and leadership. The Vancouver office employs community minded staff who are active volunteers. They include: Lisa Lowe who serves with the CREDC, ICC, the Humane Society, and the steering committee for Empower Women + Girls. Lowe was also the 2013 "Iris Award" recipient. Don Russo, who is the former GVCC Chairman of the Board and past Public Affairs Committee Chairman. Also, rising star Matt Bisturis who earned the Fort's "Marshall Leadership" award in 2014. Bisturis also works on behalf of the Parks Foundation and presents at WSU-Van and with the CREDC on small business issues. Kelly Walsh is currently co-chairing the YWCA's 100 Year anniversary Gala set for 2016 and serves on the SWCA board. In addition to the firm's exceptional involvement, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt also provides advocacy services to ensure greater access to the legal system for all residents.

2015 Start up to Watch (defined as first five years in business): Trek Global
Trek Global is a full service ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) company, delivering software, implementation services and support. In their first four years of operation they generated $11 million in revenue and employed or contracted with more than 25 professionals in the local area. Joel Stageland, the CEO is an active volunteer with the WSU-Vancouver MAP program giving students real-life consulting experience, while helping local businesses; as well as the CREDC. Trek Global encourages each employee to give time to the community. Recently, they provided free marketing help for the Sunset Rotary Club. Their specific services range from business analysis and needs assessment in planning stages, to implementation, cloud hosting, networking, support, software design and custom development. Their clients are primarily mid-size distribution companies that need comprehensive and affordable solutions to manage their orders, warehouses and end-to-end supply chain.

Statesman of the Year: State Senator Annette Cleveland
State Sen. Annette Cleveland represents the 49th Legislative District encompassing the City of Vancouver and portions of Clark County. She was elected in November 2012 and serves on the Senate Health Care Committee, the Energy, Environment and Technology Committee, and the Transportation Committee. Annette continues to be a strong champion for our community, advocating for transportation infrastructure investment and funding for the CRC, state funding for the Vancouver Waterfront Development project, and against the elimination of the non-resident sales tax exemption. She has passed legislation aimed at protecting vulnerable children from abuse and has sponsored bills to bring awareness to elder justice and the importance of equal pay for equal work. Annette's focus continues to be on building a stronger economy and ensuring opportunity for all families and businesses in our community and across our state.

Community Champion (individual with outstanding community contributions): Scott Campbell
Scott Campbell is the Governmental and Community Affairs Manager of Waste Connections. He has 22 years of solid waste/recycling experience and 12 years of industrial construction management experience. Scott is deeply involved with a number of community organizations and brings a can-do attitude with him. His impact includes fundraising and volunteerism via board positions, emceeing, and event participation. He brings enthusiasm that inspires all of us. He is a board member on the Northwest Association for Blind Athletes, the Parks Foundation of Clark County, and holds a position on the Board of Trustees for the Fort Vancouver National Trust. Scott's top 2014 highlight came from the Fort's "Dancing with the Local Stars" event where he raised over $60,000 as a celebrity dancer and was crowned the all-time fundraising champion. Scott is also involved with the Camas-Washougal Rotary, Southwest Washington Contractors Association and the YMCA.

The GVCC's "Business & Leadership Awards" recipients will be honored on Thursday, September 10th at the Chamber's "Annual Officer Installation and Business & Leadership Awards Event" at the Hilton. Doors open at 4:30 for a cocktail hour, program begins at 5:30. Tickets available for $60/person on www.vancouversua.com or by calling Susie Bauder, the GVCC Events Director at (360) 567-1093. This event will also honor the GVCC's 2015-2016 Board of Directors.

About the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce (GVCC):
Founded in 1890, the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce (GVCC) is a non-profit organization aimed at advancing and strengthening the regional business community through member services, public affairs advocacy and community building. The Chamber is a supportive alliance of diverse member businesses, individuals and organizations, working together toward long-term business prosperity. The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce is the heart of Clark County's business community, advocating for sound, sensible and dynamic policies that ensure a vital economic climate while improving Vancouver's infrastructure and quality of life. For more information, please visit www.vancouverusa.com.
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New Parking Technology Coming to Capitol Mall Fall 2015
City of Salem - 08/25/15
Salem, Ore. -The City of Salem will soon replace existing coin operated meters around the Capitol Mall with new parking technology.

Work crews will soon be installing parking stations that will allow Capitol Mall visitors to pay for parking with credit and debit cards, as well as coins. The new stations will also allow more flexible time options, such as pre-paying for parking in advance of the 8 a.m. enforcement time.

City of Salem-issued Cash Keys will not be compatible with the new parking stations, but can continue to be used prior to installation of the parking stations and at areas outside of the Capitol Mall where coin-based meters are located.

Equipment installation timelines will be determined once the contractor finalizes the schedule. It is anticipated site preparation work will begin in late August/early September 2015. Following the site preparation, the new parking pay stations will be installed. Operation will be phased over several weeks following installation. It is estimated that all of the new parking stations will be installed and operational by early November 2015.

An informational web page that includes an implementation map and Frequently Asked Questions is available at www.cityofsalem.net/capitolmallparking. Information on the web page will be updatd as available. For specific questions regarding the new parking technology implementation, please contact Sara Long at slong@cityofsalem.net or 503-589-2065. Si necesita ayuda para comprender esta información, por favor llame 503-588-6178.
Portland Fire & Rescue Responds to Fire at Harrison Park School (Photo)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 08/25/15
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Portland Fire & Rescue responded to a fire alarm at Harrison Park School, 2225 SE 87th Avenue, just after 2:00 am this morning. When fire crews arrived, they found smoke in the hallway and upgraded the response to a full commercial fire. This brought 3 more engines, 2 trucks, 1 heavy rescue, an incident commander and a safety officer to the school to assist in extinguishing the fire.

Fire crews found the source of the smoke in a classroom where a fire was burning. Crews extinguished the fire and kept it from extending into the attic. The fire was under control around 2:30 am but the classroom was heavily damaged by the fire and smoke. Fire crews remained on scene for over an hour and a half extinguishing hot spots and assisting the fire investigator.

The fire cause has been determined to be an unknown electrical failure with damages estimated at $30,000.00.

No one was injured during this fire.

Portland Fire & Rescue recommends these steps to reduce the chance of having an electrical fire:

Do not use electrical appliances, devices or wiring that have been modified or damaged.

Only use grounded extension cords and appliances.

Do not overload electrical outlets. Only use U.L. approved surge protected power strips
that are plugged directly into an electrical outlet.


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UPDATE: Major Crash Team Investigating a Fatal Traffic Crash on North Marine Drive (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/25/15
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The motorcycle rider killed in Sunday evening's crash on North Marine Drive has been identified as 20-year-old Joshua Michael Terry.

Investigators learned that Terry, along with several other motorcycle riders left Kelley Point Park and were riding eastbound on Marine Drive. According to several witnesses, the group of riders was traveling at a high rate of speed, possibly exceeding 100 miles per hour, and least one rider was performing a wheelie. Investigators were told that the group of motorcycle riders were part of a group called "Red Door Meet," which is a group of motorcycle and car performance enthusiasts.

The pick-up truck driver, 24-year-old Robert Somes, was accompanied by a female passenger and they too had left Kelley Point Park and were heading eastbound on Marine Drive, ahead of the group of motorcycle riders.

Somes did a u-turn on Marine Drive to head back westbound when Terry crashed into the side of Somes' truck, striking the driver's door area. The impact of the crash killed Terry and injured Somes.

The investigation is continuing and no arrests or citations have been issued. Upon completion of the investigation, the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office will review the case.

Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact Officer Erik Koppang at 503-823-2216, erik.koppang@portlandoregon.gov.

On Monday evening, a large group of people gathered at the location of the crash for a vigil. There were no problems during the vigil.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Sunday August 23, 2015, at 8:23 p.m., North Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the report of a traffic crash in the 6100 block of North Marine Drive involving a pick-up truck driver and a motorcycle rider.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and began treating the male adult motorcycle rider and the male adult pick-up truck driver, both who suffered traumatic injuries. Attempts by officers and medical personnel to save the motorcycle rider's life were not successful and he died at the scene.

The pick-up truck driver has been transported to a Portland hospital for treatment and is expected to survive his injuries.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team has responded to the scene to conduct an investigation into the crash.

North Marine Drive is closed in both directions and will remain so for several hours.

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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City survey shows transportation, parks, entertainment options as important priorities
City of Vancouver - 08/25/15
Vancouver, Wash. - The Vancouver City Council reviewed the results of its "What's Next Vancouver?" survey at a workshop on Monday night. The survey was conducted between June 15 and Aug. 7 as part of the development of the City's new strategic plan. The four-question survey was taken by 2,227 people who live, work or play in Vancouver.

"The survey responses are almost uniformly upbeat," said Mayor Timothy D. Leavitt. "People feel good about living in Vancouver."

SURVEY RESULTS SUMMARY

Respondents agree our parks and trails lead the way in making Vancouver special. A close second is access to the amenities offered by the city's proximity to Portland. Other highly ranked characteristics included family friendly, affordable, good schools and the community's rich history.
When asked what's missing in the community, transportation needs topped the list, including street maintenance, more transit options, and a new Columbia River bridge. Amenities came in second, with a desire for more restaurants, shopping, night-life, year-round community events, public art and a performing arts center.
The "dream big" question asked respondents to consider if an unexpected gift of millions of dollars were suddenly made available for programs or projects and many community members said they'd want it to go to transportation projects. Second on the list was expansion and improvements for parks, trails and recreation opportunities.

"An underlying theme throughout the results is a desire to maintain and take care of what the city already has," said Vancouver City Manager Eric Holmes. "The survey also points to the community's aspiration to build robust cultural experiences, a more self-sustained local economy and more opportunities to spend leisure time right here."

Public input opportunities related to the development of the City's Strategic Plan will continue throughout the rest of the year. The City plans to complete the plan in early 2016.

For more information about the strategic plan development process or to sign up for the project email list, please visit www.cityofvancouver.us/strategicplan.

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Crews Called To Overnight Residential Fire In Oak Hills (Photo)
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 08/25/15
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At 1:48 a.m., a caller reported that the side of their neighbor's home was on fire and that a nearby fence was starting to catch fire as well.

Just a couple of blocks away from 15580 NW Perimeter Place, firefighters saw a column of black smoke and the glow of flames. The first arriving crew from Station 64 pulled into a cul-de-sac and found a two story home with 25 to 30 feet flames coming off the left side of the house. The fire had also spread to the garage, a fence and was threatened the house next door.

A family of five and their dog were found outside the home; all members had exited safely and were uninjured. The family said that they were awakening by the sound of their smoke alarms and the smell of smoke.

Crews quickly begin attacking the fire on the side of the house and fence, protecting the threatened home next door and then transitioned to fight the interior fire. Searches of the house confirmed that no one was in the home and everyone exited safely. Due to the location of the fire, a gas meter was disabled and led to the release of gas. Crews positioned to keep the gas fed fire isolated while working with Northwest Natural Gas to shut off the supply line.

There was significant damage to the home and five people are displaced as a result of the fire. Investigators remain on scene working through material evidence, conducting witness interviews and analyzing burn patterns to determine a cause and calculate a damage estimate.

Hillsboro Fire & Rescue responded to this incident to provide mutual aid, NW Natural and PGE assisted in securing utilities and Washington County Sherriff aided with traffic control.
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Water Main Break Closes E/B State Hwy 8 at Hawthorne Street - Traffic Rerouted (Photo)
Forest Grove Police - 08/25/15
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A large water main break this morning has closed both lanes of the 2900 block of 19th Avenue, also known as eastbound State Highway 8. The water has damaged the surface of the roadway and is not passable. The cause of the break is still under investigation and public works crews are on scene.

Eastbound traffic will be rerouted onto Hawthorne Street south onto 18th Avenue east and back north on Maple Street to 19th Avenue until further notice.


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08/24/15
Access Re-opens to Hagg Lake at Scoggins Valley Park (Photo)
Washington County - 08/24/15
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Washington County officials re-opened access to the waters of Henry Hagg Lake late Monday, August 24, after the Oregon Department of Forestry notified park officials that further water-skimming missions by firefighting aircraft were not anticipated in response to the August Fire along U.S. Highway 26 near Manning.

"We thank visitors to Scoggins Valley Park for their patience over the last day and a half," said Todd Winter, park superintendent. "We are particularly thankful to the Washington County Sheriff's Office for their help safely clearing the lake Sunday."

Boating and swimming had not been allowed since mid-day Sunday, August 23, to allow for the air operations. Access to the park's roadways, trails and shoreline were not interrupted during this period.

More information on the August Fire can be found at this Oregon Department of Forestry website: http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/


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Willamina Creek Fire Evening Update - Monday, August 24, 2015
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/24/15
Willamina Creek Fire Update

Oregon Department of Forestry
West Oregon District - Dallas Unit

Fire Information number: (503) 934-8153


August 24, 2015
8:00 pm

Current Situation:
Crews working on the Willamina Creek Fire spent the day fully-engaged in mop-up activities. This is arduous work during which firefighters locate and fully extinguish every hot spot. This process requires digging out roots and stumps or breaking apart piles of burned fuel which still has burning material deep inside. Crews often use water to extinguish the burning material completely until they can't feel any heat. Mop up can be a long process--especially in the heavy fuels that characterize the northwest Oregon Coast Range forests. Firefighters on the Willamina Creek Fire will be mopping up the entire 230 acre fire area to ensure no hidden ember has a chance to escape and reignite the fire. Tree fallers were working in the fire area again today taking down snags and hazard trees to protect the crews who will be working below. Handheld infrared cameras will be used again tonight to help identify as many hidden hot spots as possible. A few crews will also be working on mop up this evening.

This will be the last evening update for this fire. Daily updates will continue to be provided in the morning once per day unless conditions change.

Weather and Fire Behavior:
The weather forecast is expected to become partly cloudy overnight with temperatures between 50 and 53 degrees and 84-88% humidity.

Fire Statistics
Location: approx. 9 miles north of Willamina, OR
Percent contained: 75%
Size: 230 acres
Cause: under investigation
Start Date: 8/19/15, approximately 5:00 pm

Wildland resources assigned to the fire include (day and night shifts): 13 hand crews, 6 engines, 1 dozer, 6 water tenders, and overhead personnel.

Total personnel: 197

Cost estimate to date: $1,086,000

Evacuations and closures:
Four cabins along East Creek Road are under a Level 1 (Ready, in the Ready, Set, Go! system) evacuation. Willamina Creek Road and East Creek Road are closed north of the junction with Coast Creek Road.

Places to get information:
ODF Fire Blog - http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/
Facebook - www.facebook.com/oregondepartmentofforestry
Twitter - www.twitter.com/ORDeptForestry

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Update: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Dive Team conducting search operations for missing swimmer in North Portland Harbor (Photo)
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/24/15
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Update-Name release: The deceased is identified as Gregory Loren Whitlock, Age 62, of Portland, OR The Multnomah County Medical Examiner reported the Cause of Death as drowning and the Manner of Death as accidental.

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Update: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Dive Team recovered the body of the missing swimmer, an older adult male, at 7:45 p.m. The body will be turned over to the Multnomah County Medical Examiner's Office.

No additional information is released at this time pending family notifications.

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On Saturday August 22, 2015 at approximately 4:37 p.m. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office River Patrol responded to the report of a person who had gone under the water and hadn't resurfaced after going swimming in the harbor off a cabin cruiser just west of the Suttle Road Moorage. Emergency responders from Portland Fire Bureau, Port of Portland Fire, Clark County Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Coast Guard also responded to the area as they attempted to locate the missing swimmer, an older adult male.

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Dive Team was activated and has responded. The Dive Team will conduct dive search operations and attempt to locate and recover the missing swimmer. Dive operations have commenced in the area the swimmer was last seen.

Initial reports are the male had been swimming with another person in the harbor near the cabin cruiser they were on and began to struggle in the water and called for help. The other swimmer attempted to assist but the person was struggling and broke away, went under the water and didn't resurface. Neither swimmer was wearing a life jacket.

Updates will be provided as more information becomes available.


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SW Washington's Online Giving Marathon Returns September 24 (Photo)
Community Foundation for Southwest Washington - 08/24/15
Give More 24! is a 24-hour online giving campaign, where residents can support causes they care about in southwest Washington.
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Vancouver, Wash., August 2015 -- Southwest Washington's second annual day of online giving will launch at midnight on Thursday, September 24. The event, called Give More 24!, invites residents from across Clark, Cowlitz and Skamania Counties to visit www.Give-More-24.org and give collectively--as one community--for 24 hours. Charitable contributions can be made to any of the 111 participating nonprofits, and every charitable contribution made through the website also gets a boost thanks to twenty $1,000 nonprofit prizes and a $75,000 stretch pool.

Each gift received will be tallied on the website in real time until 11:59:59 p.m. at which point the 24-hour community giving marathon will come to a close. Last year, 1,262 unique donors gave 1,842 gifts to raise more than $426,000 during the 24-hour period. Jennifer Rhoads, President of the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington, said that the bar has been set higher this year with the aim to raise $750,000 during Give More 24!

"We know that there are thousands of additional residents who care about supporting local causes, and we're trying to engage more of them this year," Rhoads said. "This event is a great example of how we all have the ability to make southwest Washington a little better, because every contribution makes a difference to these nonprofits."

The 111 organizations participating in Give More 24! each operate programs that serve southwest Washington and are categorized into ten cause areas that include animals, arts and culture, community improvement, education, environment, health, housing, hunger, social services and youth development. Visitors can search by general cause area or specific nonprofit names to find organizations that they want to support. Additionally, the site allows users to tap their social networks and rally friends and family members to join them in giving to local organizations.

Rhoads said that another goal of this event is to make giving more accessible. To encourage this, Give More 24! has a relatively low minimum donation of $10. According to donors who participated last year, the Give More 24! site also made it simple to give by offering an easy-to-use directory of participating nonprofits and simple, secure donation forms.

A generous group of individuals and businesses have funded a $75,000 stretch pool that will multiply every donation submitted through www.give-more-24.org on September 24. Prize sponsorships from Comcast, the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington, The Convenience Group, Kari Hebble and Robert Condie, and Heritage Bank will also increase the chances for nonprofits to win one of twenty $1,000 prizes throughout the day. Descriptions of these prizes are available on the event website as well.

The Columbian, Comcast and Softbox Films are the official media sponsors for Give More 24! Printing sponsor, ADCO Printing and Graphics, has also generously contributed its services. Other partners include the Nonprofit Network Southwest Washington and Riverview Bank.

Anyone interested in contributing on Thursday, September 24 can learn more and sign up to participate at www.give-more-24.org.

Who: You! Anyone can be a charitable champion with a minimum donation of $10.
What: Give More 24! -- a community-wide online giving marathon to benefit local causes.
When: September 24, 2015 from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59:59 p.m.
Where: Donate at home, at work or on vacation by visiting www.give-more-24.org.
How: Visit www.give-more-24.org on September 24, choose your cause and watch your dollars go further when you support local nonprofits.

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Fatal Pedestrian Involved Crash on Highway 99E South of Milwaukie - Clackamas County
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 08/24/15
OSP Troopers are continuing the investigation into last night's fatal vehicle versus pedestrian crash on Highway 99E at milepost 7, near SE Holly Ave and Highway 99E.

According to Trooper Ben Looney, August 23, 2015 at approximately 9:16 p.m., Stephanie CHESTNUT, age 44, of Milwaukie, was walking across Highway 99E when she was struck by a 2013 Dodge Avenger operated by Zoe HOYT, age 56, of Gladstone.

Medical personnel arrived and transported CHESTNUT to OHSU where she was later pronounced deceased. Preliminary information indicates that alcohol may have been a contributing factor on the part of CHESTNUT.

HOYT was cooperating with investigators as they conducted a reconstruction of the crash site. The highway was closed for about three hours during the investigation.

OSP was assisted at the scene by the Oregon Department of Transportation, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, and Clackamas County Fire.

No photographs are available for release.
Corvallis Police Arrest Man in Reported Robbery at Subway Restaurant
Corvallis Police - 08/24/15
On August 23, 2015, at approximately 9:47 p.m. Corvallis Police Officers were dispatched to the Subway restaurant at 5080 SW Philomath Blvd for a report of a robbery which had just occurred. The suspect, later identified as 25 year old Aaron Robert Wagner of Corvallis, entered the business and demanded the clerk provide him with the money in the register. Wagner did not display or indicate that he had a weapon.

The clerk complied and provided Wagner with the money. Approximately an hour later, as an officer was clearing from the scene, he observed a taxi leaving the area from a side street near the scene. The officer followed the taxi to determine whether the suspect was inside and witnessed it stop and the driver attempt to remove the passenger from the car. The passenger matched the suspect description of the Subway suspect and the officer attempted to detain him. Wagner physically resisted and charged at the officer. The officer deployed a Taser and Wagner was taken into custody.

Medics were dispatched to the scene to remove the Taser probes and Wagner assaulted one of the medics, striking him with his knee.

Neither Wagner, nor the Corvallis Fire Medic sustained serious injuries.

WAGNER was charged with the following crimes:

-Burglary 2nd Degree
-Coercion
-Interfering with a Peace Officer
-Resisting Arrest
-Theft 2nd Degree
-Criminal Trespass 2nd Degree
-Attempted Assault 3
-Theft of Services

Wagner was charged with Burglary in the 2nd degree instead of Robbery because he never displayed, or told the clerk he was armed with a weapon. Wagner was transported to the Benton County Jail where he was lodged on $216,000 bail.

A mug-shot photo is available at the following link:

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UPDATE: Shooting Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland's King Neighborhood - One Person Injured (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/24/15
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The victim in today's shooting has been identified as 20-year-old Annastasia Madison. Madison suffered a hand injury and is expected to survive.

Investigators learned that Madison was sitting in King School Park with two males when someone in an SUV fired multiple shots at the group, striking Madison.

The suspect vehicle is described as a light-colored, smaller SUV, occupied by multiple African American males.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Detective Bryan Declercque at 503-823-2056, bryan.declercque@portlandoregon.gov.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Monday August 24, 2015, at 12:09 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 4900 block of Northeast 6th Avenue. Several callers to 9-1-1 reported hearing numerous gunshots and seeing vehicles speed away from the scene.

Officers and medical personnel responded to the area and a female gunshot victim was located on Northeast 6th Avenue, South of Prescott. She has been transported to a Portland hospital with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

Evidence of gunfire has been located on Grand Avenue so traffic is blocked from Humboldt to Going Streets, along with part of King School Park.

The Gang Enforcement Team (GET) is responding to assist with the investigation.

Anyone who witnessed the shooting or has information should call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

Tips on gun crimes can be emailed to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Send a text message to CRIMES (474637), type in 823HELP plus your tip.

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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Election notice for Educational Service District 112 Board of Directors
ESD 112 - 08/24/15
The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction has announced the Call of Election Notice for Educational Service District 112 Board of Directors. The election will fill positions 1, 2, 3, 5 and 7 for a four-year term on the ESD 112 Board for beginning January 2016 through January 2020. (Note: District 2 was appointed to fill an unexpired term and shall serve until their successor has been elected at this year's election and has qualified.)

Director District 1 represents Battleground (partial), Green Mountain, Kalama, La Center, Woodland, and Kelso (partial) School Districts. The incumbent is Dr. Richard Graham, whose term expires January 2016.

Director District 2 represents Castle Rock, Kelso (partial), Longview, Naselle-Grays River Valley, Ocean Beach, Toutle Lake, and Wahkiakum School Districts. The incumbent is Rainer Houser, whose term expires January 2018.

Director District 3 represents Battleground (partial), Evergreen (partial) and Hockinson School Districts. The incumbent is Steve Wrightson, whose term expires January 2016.

Director District 5 represents Vancouver Public Schools. The incumbent is Marilyn Koenninger, whose term expires January 2016.

Director District 7 represents Camas, Centerville, Evergreen (partial), Glenwood, Klickitat, Lyle, Mill A, Mt. Pleasant, Roosevelt, Skamania, Stevenson-Carson, Trout Lake, Washougal, White Salmon and Wishram School Districts. The incumbent is Ann Campbell, whose term expires January 2016.

Declaration of Candidacy forms for the position may be obtained from the Administrative Resource Office, Old Capitol Building, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, Washington, 98504-7200 (360-725-6132/Fax:360-753-4201) or Educational Service District 112-Attention: Terri Tangalin-Piedra, Administrative Assistant to the Board of Directors, 2500 NE 65th Avenue, Vancouver, Washington, 98661 (360-952-3317/Fax:360-750-9706).

Declarations of candidacy and optional biographical data must be filed with the Administrative Resources Office between September 1-16, 2015. Voting by ballot will take place October 1-16, 2015.

To be eligible for membership on an ESD Board, a candidate must be a registered voter and live in the ESD district for which the candidate files. ESD Board members serve a four-year term and are elected by the members of local school boards within each ESD.

ESD 112 is a regional body created by statute to:
Provide and assist in the development of cooperative services for local school districts and joint purchasing programs for schools within the ESD;
Act in a consultative and advisory capacity to local school districts;
Assist the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education in the performance of their respective duties;
Provide services to the School for the Deaf and School for the Blind to assure equal educational opportunities

OSPI Calling for elections as required by Revised Code of Washington Chapter 28A.310.080
Two Vehicle Fatal Crash on Highway 99W North of Lafayette - Yamhill County
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 08/24/15
On August 21, 2015 at about 11:10 p.m., OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle crash on Highway 99W, near milepost 31.5, just north of Lafayette.

According to Sergeant Brad Hessel, 1990 Ford Crown Victoria operated by David LOGSDON, age 60, and passenger, Diane LOGSDON, of McMinnville, was traveling northbound on Highway 99W when a 2000 Acura Integra operated by Fernando LOPEZ, age 21, of McMinnville, pulled out from SE Locks Loop Road onto Highway 99W, into the path of LOGSDON's vehicle. LOGSDON's vehicle collided with LOPEZ's driver's side door.

LOPEZ was pronounced deceased upon emergency crews arriving. David LOGSDON and Diane LOGSDON were transported to McMinnville hospital for minor injuries.

The highway was closed for about three hours while the investigation was conducted. OSP was assisted by the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office, McMinnville Fire, Dayton Fire, and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

The investigation is still continuing. More information will be released when it becomes available.
Walk to Defeat ALS and Help The ALS Association Fight ALS (Photo)
Woloshin Communications - 08/24/15
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Walk to Defeat ALS and Help The ALS Association Fight ALS

Aug. 24, 2015 -- Portland, OR --Thousands of people living with ALS, friends, co-workers, family, local business and community members across Oregon and SW Washington will be participating in The ALS Association's annual Walk to Defeat ALS in six locations across the region. Registration for each Walk opens at 11 a.m. with the opening ceremony beginning at noon.

Central Oregon Walk to Defeat ALS
Saturday, Sept. 12: Riverbend Park, Bend, OR
Southern Oregon Walk to Defeat ALS
Sunday, Sept. 13: Bear Creek Park, Medford, OR
State Capitol Walk to Defeat ALS
Saturday, Sept. 19: Riverfront Park, Salem, OR
Willamette Valley Walk to Defeat ALS
Sunday, Sept. 20: Lively Park, Springfield, OR
Portland Metro Walk to Defeat ALS
Sunday, Sept. 27: World Trade Center, Portland, OR
SW Washington Walk to Defeat ALS
Saturday, Oct. 3: Esther Short Park, Vancouver, WA

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. The disease robs people of the ability to walk, to talk and even blink an eye. It traps them inside a body they no longer can control and ultimately prevents them from breathing as it takes their life. People with ALS lose the power to use their legs, hold someone close and simply say, "I love you," before their bodies gradually shut down. There is no known cause of the disease, although military veterans are approximately twice as likely to develop ALS as the general population. Every 90 minutes someone is diagnosed with ALS, and every 90 minutes someone loses their battle to this fatal disease. Living with ALS can cost up to $250,000 annually, depleting families of all savings.

The local Walk to Defeat ALS events will feature family-friendly activities such as music, face painting and tasty food. The events are underwritten in part by Alpenrose Dairy, Northwest Medical, Fred Meyer, Providence Brain & Spine Institute, Numotion and Permobil, among many other local partners.

"We look forward to this year's Walk season, which is our biggest fundraiser that helps our chapter provide support to those individuals and families living with ALS in our region," said Lance Christian, the Oregon and SW Washington Chapter's Executive Director.

A sampling of care services provided free of charge by the local chapter:
On-staff Care Services Coordinators who offer individual support and home visits to assess the needs of those living with ALS, suggest equipment and help families plan for the future.
Partnerships in ALS multidisciplinary centers and clinics staffed by professionals with ALS expertise.
Medical Equipment Loan Program that shares equipment to aid in daily living activities and with mobility when insurance and other programs cannot fund needed items.
Comprehensive Augmentative Communication and Assistive Technology Program to support people living with ALS in their communication and technology needs.
Caregiver Support Program to relieve stress and "burnout" which includes family caregiver support groups, Care Connections guidance, In-Home Caregiving financial support and Respite Care grants.
Support and resources for children who have ALS in their families

The Walk is open to the public, and all funds raised fund local care services, research and awareness. All registered walkers who fundraise $75 or more are eligible to receive an official event T-shirt on Walk day.

In 2014, approximately 175,000 people participated in Walk to Defeat ALS events around the nation, raising over $32 million to support care services, research and public policy efforts at federal, state and local levels. Since 2000, the nationwide events have experienced constant participant growth and have raised more than $215 million toward the goal of creating a world without ALS.

To learn more about the local Walk to Defeat ALS events, contact mailto:walk@alsa-or.org or visit www.DefeatALSOregon.org. There are PSA's available for use. Please contact the chapter for directions on how to download for use.

About The ALS Association
The ALS Association is the only national nonprofit organization fighting ALS on every front. By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships, The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure. To learn more about the Oregon and SW Washington Chapter's care services programs, contact the chapter toll free at 800.681.9851 ext 100 or visit www.alsa-or.org.

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Media invited to DPSST/ODF led National Guard training to support state's wildland fires
Oregon Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 08/24/15
The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is currently training 125 members of the Oregon National Guard deployed by Governor Kate Brown under "Op Plan Smokey" to support the efforts of the Oregon Department of Forestry.

Tomorrow will be the final day of training and members of the media are invited to view the field training of the first group of 125 Oregon Soldiers during a media tour on Tuesday, Aug. 25 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at DPSST's Oregon Public Safety Academy, located at 4190 Aumsville Highway, Salem, Oregon 97317. Media members are asked to arrive before 11 am so they can be transported to the hands-on training area at the Academy. Note: Terrain is rugged - open toed or heeled shoes should not to be worn.

The members of the Oregon National Guard are completing one-week of basic fire training that includes two courses needed for qualification as a wildland firefighter by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group, S-130 Firefighter Training and S-190 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior. The training cadre includes seasoned fire instructors from the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST), Oregon Department of Forestry and Oregon Military Department.

This is the basic wildland fire training course required of all firefighters in the United States before they can work on the firelines. The training includes a variety of topics including fire behavior, incident command, watch outs, fire orders, fire shelters, hazards, terminology, use of water, mop up/securing line, communications, suppression, and others.

This initial group will complete their training tomorrow night at the Academy and will be ready for deployment on Wednesday morning. The additional 250 members of the Oregon National Guard deployed under "Op Plan Smokey" will arrive at approximately 4 pm on Tuesday afternoon and begin their training on Wednesday morning.


# Background Information about the Board and Department #

The Board consists of 24 members representing city, county and state public safety professionals representing each of the disciplines (police, fire, 9-1-1, corrections, private security), and a private citizen appointed by the Governor. The current Board Chair is Chief Kent Barker of the City of Tualatin Police Department. The Board includes administrators as well as non-management representatives from statewide organizations. The Board represents more than 40,000 public safety professionals and establishes minimum standards for the training and certification of city, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security/private investigator providers, and makes determinations on waiver requests. The Board is supported by six policy committees and a number of sub-committees representing the public safety disciplines, which provide technical expertise and serve as vital links to public safety organizations. The Board operates in close partnership with the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST).

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) implements minimum standards established by the Board for training and certification of city, county, tribal 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 20,000 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. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director of DPSST.
Media invited to DPSST-led Oregon National Guard training to support state's wildland fires
Oregon Military Department - 08/24/15
SALEM, Oregon (Aug. 24, 2015)--Governor Kate Brown has authorized the activation of an additional 250 Oregon National Guard members to assist with ongoing firefighting efforts throughout the state.

The additional personnel are scheduled to report to the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST), in Salem, Oregon to undergo firefighting training starting Wednesday, Aug. 26. DPSST officials say the additional group should complete their training by Aug. 30.

Members of the media are invited to view the field training of the first group of 125 Oregon Soldiers during a media tour on Tuesday, Aug. 25 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at the DPSST, the Oregon Public Safety Academy, located at 4190 Aumsville Highway, Salem, Oregon 97317.

The additional 250 volunteers are comprised of Oregon Guard units from around the state. Half of the additional Guard members are Citizen-Airmen from the 142nd Fighter Wing in Portland, Oregon, and the 173rd Fighter Wing in Klamath Falls, Oregon. The other half of the additional Guard members are from the Oregon Army National Guard's 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team.

The first group of Oregon Soldiers activated are currently undergoing training at DPSST, and are scheduled to complete their training by Aug. 25. As of Monday, Aug. 24, this first group is scheduled to head to the Canyon Creek Complex Firebase where they will assist first responders, initial attack contract crews and fire managers.

The Soldiers in the first group come from units across the state, including; 224 Engineering Company, 1-186 Infantry Battalion, 1-82 Cavalry, 141 Brigade Support Battalion and 1249 Engineer Company. They join Soldiers from Charlie 7-158 Aviation, and Army and Air National Guard Joint Staff who have been participating in the effort since Aug. 3.

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. This agreement is reviewed annually by both agencies' leadership.
Ridgefield School District releases information parents and students need to know for September 1, the district's first day of school (Photo)
Ridgefield Sch. Dist. - 08/24/15
School staff is back in the office and ready to help
School staff is back in the office and ready to help
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Monday, August 24, 2015-Ridgefield, WA-The first day of school for Ridgefield School District is Tuesday, September 1, so here are some tips and tricks to make sure students, parents and the community can prepare for the new school year!

First Day of School
The first day of school is Tuesday, September 1, 2015 and all schools will run on normal schedule on Wednesday, September 2. Beginning the following week on Wednesday, September 9, schools will start one hour later for Collaboration Days and will continue to do so every Wednesday thereafter throughout the school year.

Annual Notifications Packet
The Annual Notifications Packet will be emailed to families throughout August. The packet contains important district notifications, a welcome letter from Superintendent Nathan McCann, a nondisclosure form, a letter to households regarding the National School Lunch Program, an application for Free and Reduced Meals, and the district calendar.

If you would like to download a copy of the packet from the website, you can get it here: http://www.ridge.k12.wa.us/domain/49

All About School - Website Section
Please visit the All About School section of the district website to answer many of your questions about school as well as download important forms at http://bit.ly/AllAboutSchool.

The All About Schools site includes the following sections:

Frequently Asked Questions: find answers to many questions you may have, and ask your own, too.
Schedules - Start/End Times: the start/end times for each school are provided in this section along with links to each school's specific bell schedules.
School Contact Information: office and attendance phone numbers for each school are listed here along with the direct URL to each school's specific website.

School staff is back in the office!
If you need to register your student for school, need Skyward Access, or need help from building staff, all building secretaries and the majority of school staff has returned from summer break and is ready to help you!

More Information
As always, you can get more information about Ridgefield's schools now and throughout the 2015-16 school year from the following sources:

Website: www.ridge.k12.wa.us
Facebook: www.fb.com/RidgefieldSchools
Twitter: www.twitter.com/RidgefieldSD
Flash Alert Subscription: http://bit.ly/RSD-Flash

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Attached Media Files: School staff is back in the office and ready to help , The All About School website can answer many parent and student questions , The Annual Notifications Packet can help students and families prepare for the start of the school year , Ridgefield School District's first day of school is Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Sheriff's Office Recruitment Team Offering Opportunity for One on One Conversation ***Location Changed*** (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/24/15
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Sheriff's Office Recruitment Team Offering Opportunity for One on One Conversation

The Marion County Sheriff's Office Recruitment Team is offering you a free cup of coffee and an opportunity to discuss career opportunities at the Sheriff's Office. Lead Recruiter Deputy Elsa Navarro stated, "We have a work force of nearly 350 employees, our job opportunities range from civilian positions to certified law enforcement. We seek to hire and retain a diverse work force to meet the needs of our community. Come join us, even if you have never thought of the Sheriff's Office as a place to work, we have a lot to offer!"

Several Deputies from our recruitment team will be on hand to take your questions and discuss things like job duties, work hours, wages, retirement packages and the like. To enhance the conversation Deputy Navarro will be kicking things off by discussing and answering questions surrounding women in law enforcement.

So mark your calendars and come join us on August 26th, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., at Mill Creek Station, located at 200 Hawthorne Avenue SE in Salem. We hope to see you there.


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Stouts Creek Fire update - O8-24-15
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/24/15
Stouts Creek Fire
Daily Update August 24, 2015
http://tinyurl.com/StoutsFire8-24-Update

Fire operations managers have secured the fire and are confident the firelines will hold. The threat to structures has decreased to the point that as of 7 a.m. today, all evacuation levels have been reduced to a Level 1 (Ready). Local residents should be aware of the danger that still exists in their area, monitor emergency services, websites and local media outlets for information.

The Stouts Creek Fire has blackened 26,367 acres and is 86 percent contained. Crews continue to secure and strengthen the fire line by extinguishing hot spots and falling danger trees.

The Stouts Creek Fire has been managed under unified command by Oregon Department of Forestry Team 2 Incident Commander Chris Cline and Forest Service Incident Commander Mike Wilde, since August 13. In an-coming Type 3 Team from Florida Forest Service (Work) will arrive today at ICP for an in-brief and shadow. The new team will assume command tomorrow at 6 p.m.

There are 610 personnel assigned to the fire with 10 crews, 12 engines, 11 water tenders, 5 bulldozers and five helicopters. To date, the Stout Creek Fire has cost $34.7 million. The Incident Management Team is protecting lands that are about 46 percent on state-protected lands, which include BLM and private lands and 54 percent on the Umpqua National Forest.

FIRE AT A GLANCE
26,367 acres
?--? 86% contained
?--? 158 residences threatened
?--? Personnel: 610
?--? Helicopters: 5
?--? Hand crews: 10
?--? Engines: 12
?--? Dozers: 5
?--? Water Tenders: 11
CRESA Launches 6th Annual #30Days30Ways Challenge September 1st
Clark Regional Emergency Services (CRESA) - 08/24/15
August 24, 2015

#30Days30Ways Contest Begins Sept 1st

September is the 11th Annual National Preparedness Month which means that public safety agencies are busy working on a number of events to ensure that their communities are educated, informed and ready to face any type of crisis situation. This year's national theme is "Don't Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today."

This year, CRESA will help You take action as we launch the sixth year of our huge online social media game called the 30 Days, 30 Ways Preparedness Challenge which has its own website. Game rules can be found at www.30days30ways.com.

Being prepared for emergencies should be as common as wearing your seatbelt, and yet nearly every emergency preparedness survey conducted over the past 11 years indicates that 40-80% of people are unprepared to face certain hazards.

Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency (CRESA) created this 30-day contest in September 2010 and has, in the last 5 years, recorded the completion of over 18,000 readiness tasks from players in 44 states, 1 territory and 38 countries.

Players are given a daily challenge at 7:00 a.m. PDT each morning. Players may submit replies to each of the tasks involved throughout the month to either Facebook, Twitter, commenting on the 3O Days Blog or by email. Players can choose to play as many days as they would like throughout the month. Players may also catch up and complete past tasks for the month if they miss a day. All tasks will be short and will not require a significant amount of time to complete.

CRESA's primary goal is for people to share information about emergency preparedness, on social media, to reach people who may not otherwise think about being ready for disasters. Through sharing and re-sharing information, it is vital for people to think about these interesting themes.

Submissions will be reviewed for their creativity, relativity to the task and its evident popularity online. Thanks to generous sponsors, winners will be selected and rewarded with gift cards to Amazon. There will also be 2 Grand Prize winners, based on overall play and creativity selected in October, who will win a $50 Amazon card.

This game sparks great conversations and is a wonderful platform for neighborhoods, scouts, schools and workplaces. So "Don't Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today."


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Thrivent Financial Partners with Evergreen Habitat for Humanity to Improve a Neighborhood
Evergreen Habitat for Humanity - 08/24/15
Ridgefield, WA August 27, 28, 29, 2015 - Thrivent Financial and Evergreen Habitat will host an event to help local homeowner upgrade their home and neighborhood through a unique partnership program called Thrivent Builds Repairs.

Community volunteers and Thrivent Financial representatives Frank Shuman, Alan Gardner, and Gerald Taylor will come together on August 27th, 28th and 29th, 2015 at the home site on 514 N. Main Avenue to paint the home's exterior, repair steps, and other basic maintenance including yard work.

Thrivent Financial's relationship with Habitat for Humanity brings the financial, volunteer and advocacy resources of Thrivent Financial together with the affordable housing construction leadership of hundreds of local Habitat for Humanity affiliates. Frank Shuman, a Financial Associate with Thrivent Financial said: "This program provides us with more options to serve our community. Upgrading existing homes not only makes the homes safer and more efficient, it also cultivates community pride."

"The Thrivent partnership is helping Evergreen Habitat increase the number of families served in our community by helping home owners stay in their homes," said Josh Townsley, Executive Director. "We are so grateful for Thrivent's support of our efforts to build homes and repair homes in partnership with families in need of decent and affordable housing."

Thrivent Financial is assisting Evergreen Habitat for Humanity in their mission to upgrade existing homes for people in need through projects like installing accessibility ramps, exterior painting, weatherization, porch repair or light landscaping. The Thrivent Builds Repairs program is part of an ongoing partnership between Thrivent Financial and Habitat for Humanity International, called Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity. From the national partnership's inception in 2005, Thrivent Financial and its members have now committed more than $200 million and more than 4 million volunteer hours.

To learn more and join this community event, contact Frank Shuman, Thrivent Financial, 360-980-1717, frank.shuman@Thrivent.com.

Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity is a multi-year, multi-million dollar mission partnership between Thrivent Financial and Habitat for Humanity International. Thrivent Builds programs are designed to involve Thrivent members and others in helping provide a "hand up" to people in need of affordable housing, offering them a path to greater economic independence. Excluding government funding, Thrivent Financial is Habitat's largest single source of funding. Through the Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity programs, local Thrivent members and Habitat Affiliates are constructing and repairing more than 3,500 homes in the U.S. and around the world since 2005. For more information, visit ThriventBuilds.com.

Thrivent Financial is a financial services organization that helps Christians be wise with money and live generously. We offer a broad range of products and services - including life insurance, annuities and mutual funds - along with guidance from financial representatives nationwide. For more than a century we've helped our nearly 2.4 million member-owners make wise money choices that reflect their values. And we provide opportunities for them to be even more generous where they live, work and worship. . For more information, visit Thrivent.com. Also, you can find us on Facebook and Twitter.
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 or Josh@ehfh.org
Portland Fire & Rescue, Red Cross Teaming up for Sept. 11 Memorial Blood Drive (Photo)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 08/24/15
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Portland Fire & Rescue and the American Red Cross are joining together for the second consecutive year for a Sept. 11 Memorial Blood Drive to honor those lost during the 2001 terrorist attacks. The annual Portland Fire & Rescue Blood Drive will be held on Friday, Sept. 11 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Station 1, 55 SW Ash St.

Building on the success of last year's event, the Red Cross is expanding the capacity of the drive this year - with a goal to collect 100 pints of blood. The blood drive is open to the public and members of the community are encouraged to roll up a sleeve to join Portland firefighters in donating blood in honor of the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives.

Portland Fire Chief Erin Janssens kicked off the blood drive last year because she wanted to offer an avenue of action for those marking this solemn day that has deep significance for first responders.

"On September 11th, our nation's resilience was tested. One way to honor the selfless act of our colleagues and to remember the nearly 3000 people who lost their lives is to join together as a community to strengthen our emergency resources," Janssens says. "Our drive last year was a great success and I know we can top it this year and bring in 100 pints of life saving blood."

Fire Commissioner Dan Saltzman encourages those who are able to sign up to donate.

"September 11th showed us that we must always be ready for the unimaginable. Our first responders train to face worst case scenarios such as we saw on that tragic day in 2001 and their bravery cannot be overstated," he says. "We as a community can also train for worst case scenarios; making sure we have plenty of life-saving blood on hand is one way that we can prepare. Please sign up to give blood on September 11th at Station 1."

"We are thankful for the opportunity to again partner with Portland Fire & Rescue in this lifesaving effort," said Jared Schultzman, communications manager for the Red Cross Pacific Northwest Blood Services Region. "Donating blood is a meaningful way to honor those whose lives were lost during the Sept. 11 attacks, while also helping those whose lives depend on blood transfusions today."

Donors of all blood types - especially O negative, A negative and B negative - are needed. The Red Cross encourages donors to schedule their appointments in advance, but walk-ins also are welcome.

What: September 11 Memorial Blood Drive
When: Friday, September 11, 7 am to 6 pm.
Where: Portland Fire & Rescue Station 1, 55 SW Ash Street
Sign up: www.redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor code PortlandFire or call 503-823-3700

To help ensure equal access to City programs, services and activities, the City of Portland will reasonably modify policies/procedures and provide auxiliary aids/services/alternative formats to persons with disabilities and provide language translation for persons with limited or no English. Call 503-823-3700, TTY 503-823-6868, or Oregon Relay Service at 503-735-2900 with requests or visit:
www.portlandoregon.gov/OMF/CivilRights
www.portlandoregon.gov/OMF/ADA


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Gang Enforcement Team Officers Respond to a Fight, Arrest One Man and Seize a Gun (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/24/15
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On Saturday August 22, 2015, at 9:52 p.m., Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers on patrol came across a street fight and disturbance at Northeast 52nd Avenue and Killingsworth Street.

Officers stopped in the area to contact the crowd when one officer spotted a subject, later identified as 32-year-old Hurbert Andy Anderson, holding a handgun. Anderson saw the police and got into his car and moved it into the parking lot of a nearby apartment complex.

After the scene calmed down and the crowd began to disperse, officers contacted Anderson and conducted a consent search of his vehicle, not finding a handgun. Officers checked the area around Anderson's vehicle and located a handgun underneath the back passenger tire of a vehicle parked next to Anderson's.

Anderson was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

Tips on gun crimes can be emailed to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Send a text message to CRIMES (474637), type in 823HELP plus your tip.

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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Science on Tap Portland - Jurassic Park: Coming Soon to a Zoo Near You? (Photo)
Via Productions - 08/24/15
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Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Time: Doors at 6 p.m. event at 7 p.m.
Location: Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton Street, Portland, Ore.
Cost: $8 online advance tickets, $10 suggested cover at the door.
Food & Drink: Beer, popcorn, and snacks available.

Have you ever wondered how close technology has really come to creating a zoo of extinct animals? Or what goes on inside programs devoted to saving those close to extinction? Join reproductive physiologist Carrie Hanna and veterinarian Dominique Keller and hear about the science and the practice behind programs that support endangered species conservation. Learn about the techniques of assisted reproductive technology (ART) that are the foundation of many species survival plans (SSP) and advances in research that could change the way we prevent species decline. Then take a visual journey and discover what it is like working with populations of rare and endangered animals. Hear first-hand the challenges and rewards of traveling around the world to save the precious few.

Carrie Hanna, Ph.D. is a reproductive physiologist at the Oregon National Primate Research Center where she serves as the Associate Director for the Assisted Reproductive Technology Core and as the Scientific Support Manager for the Oregon Center for Research in Permanent Contraception. Dominique Keller, D.V.M, Ph.D., DACZM is a senior veterinarian at Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida, and is involved in clinical medicine and conservation research programs working with sloths, armadillos, and other wildlife. She can be seen weekly on the Emmy-nominated television series "The Wildlife Docs" where she and The Busch Gardens vet team care for over 12,000 exotic animals.

For more information on Science on Tap in both Portland, OR, and Vancouver, WA, visit Via Productions.


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Felon Arrested for Multiple Gun Charges, Robbery - Two Handguns Seized (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/24/15
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On Friday August 21, 2015, officers assigned to the Portland Police Bureau Gun Task Force, assisted by the Metro Gang Task Force and the Gang Enforcement Team, arrested 36-year-old Veldon Leroy Green Jr. in connection with a June 2015 robbery and gun investigation.

Green was stopped by police near his home in the 5600 block of North Willis Boulevard and taken into custody without incident. Officers then served a search warrant at the residence, seizing two handguns as evidence.

Green was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Robbery in the First Degree, Felon in Possession of a Firearm (two counts), Aggravated Theft in the First Degree (two counts), Unlawful Use of a Weapon, False Information on a Gun Transaction, Furnishing a Firearm Used in a Felony, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

Tips on gun crimes can be emailed to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Send a text message to CRIMES (474637), type in 823HELP plus your tip.

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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Armed Robbery Sunday Evening at Mill Park Neighborhood Convenience Store (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/24/15
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On Sunday August 23, 2015, at 9:28 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the Stop and Go Market, located at 2056 Southeast 122nd Avenue, on the report of an armed robbery by two suspects.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the employee who told police that the suspects entered the market, both armed with guns, and demanded money.

After obtaining an undisclosed amount of money, the suspects left the store and were last seen walking southbound on Southeast 122nd Avenue.

One suspect was described as an African American male, wearing dark clothing and armed with a rifle.

The second suspect was described as an African American male, wearing a red hoody and blue jeans, armed with a handgun.

Several officers searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspects descriptions.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Robbery detectives at 503-823-0405.

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Willamina Creek Fire update - 08-24-15 9 a..m.
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/24/15
Willamina Creek Fire Update

Oregon Department of Forestry
West Oregon District - Dallas Unit

Fire Information number: (503) 934-8153

SPECIAL MESSAGE:
Community support for firefighters on the Willamina Creek Fire has been fantastic and much appreciated. Words and signs of thanks and support buoy spirits and keep the motivation up during this long, challenging fire season. If you're looking for a way to support the fire effort, please consider making a donation to the Wildland Firefighter Foundation (www.wffoundation.org), which honors those who have been killed and injured in the course of protecting lands, homes, and property; or the American Red Cross (www.redcross.org), which provides support to communities affected by fire and other disasters.

CURRENT SITUATION:
Work on the Willamina Creek Fire is progressing well. The fire has not grown since Friday night. Increases in acreage shown in these updates over the last few days reflect work to collect GPS data which has resulted in a more accurate map. The final acreage is not expected to increase from today's total of 230 acres.

Yesterday, crews worked hard on mopping up the fire around the entire perimeter. Two handheld infrared cameras were in use last night identifying burning roots and other hot spots hidden underground. Firefighters open up these spots and use water to ensure no hidden ember will escape and reignite the fire. Last night was the last full night shift; the remaining mop-up work will be completed during the daytime over the next few days. As operations on this fire wind down, resources will be released to assist with other fires. This fire season has been extremely challenging and, if the weather forecasts are correct, may continue for a couple more months. During the operational briefing this morning, crews were reminded to take good care of themselves and their team members to make sure they stay safe and ready to work through the rest of the season.

Effective last night at 9 p.m., the mandatory, Level 3 (Go!) evacuation order for the four cabins along East Creek Road was reduced to Level 1 (Ready). Landowners in the area are allowed to access their property. A Level 1 (Ready) evacuation means that residents should have a plan in place in case it becomes necessary to evacuate their home. Every person should assemble emergency supplies and develop a plan for where to go, critical items to take, where to take animals, and how to get out long before a threat arises. For more information about the Ready, Set, Go! Program, visit www.wildlandfirersg.org.

WEATHER AND FIRE BEHAVIOR:
Forecasts for today call for temperatures to be around seasonal averages of 75-78 degrees, much cooler than over the last couple days. Relative humidity will be 35-40 percent with breezy west winds in the fire area.

Fire Statistics
Location: approx. 9 miles north of Willamina, OR
Percent contained: 50%
Size: 230 acres
Cause: under investigation
Start Date: 08-1915, approximately 5 p.m.

Wildland resources assigned to the fire include (day and night shifts): 16 hand crews, 11 engines, 4 dozers, 12 water tenders, and overhead personnel.

Total personnel: 266

Cost estimate to date: $860,000

Evacuations and closures:
Four cabins along East Creek Road are under a Level 1 evacuation. Willamina Creek Road and East Creek Road are closed north of the junction with Coast Creek Road.

Places to get information:
ODF Fire Blog - wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/
Facebook - www.facebook.com/oregondepartmentofforestry
Twitter - twitter.com/ORDeptForestry
Archaeologists return to Fort Rock Cave
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 08/24/15
Joint Release: University of Oregon/Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

Fort Rock OR -- Archaeologists from the University of Oregon (UO) will be returning to the site of the 1938 discovery of the oldest known footwear in the world.

Fort Rock Cave in northern Lake County is famous for dozens of approximately 10,000-year-old sagebrush bark woven sandals that were found there by the "Father of Oregon Archaeology" Luther S. Cressman, who was on the UO faculty from 1929 until his retirement in 1963.

Scheduled for Aug. 31-Sept. 4, archaeologists will follow up on Cressman's investigations.

Cressman discovered the sandals beneath a layer of volcanic ash produced by the 7600-year-old eruption of Mt. Mazama - the same eruption that created Crater Lake. The age of the sandals was confirmed in the 1950s through radiocarbon dating. In 1966, Cressman returned to the site with graduate student Stephen Bedwell who uncovered a hearth in Pleistocene (Ice Age) gravels. Charcoal from the fire pit was radiocarbon dated to roughly 15,800 years before present, the oldest reputed hearth in Oregon.

"As important as the site is to the human story of North America, the archaeological work there was done more than half a century ago. We still have important questions about the site that might be answered with recovery methods and analytical techniques that were not available to Cressman and his students," said Tom Connolly, project leader and director of archaeological research for the UO Museum of Natural and Cultural History. "Our excavation will not be extensive, but will focus on the chronology and dating of the site deposits, and drawing critical samples for later analysis."

Limited public access to the site will be provided by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) in partnership with UO. If interested in visiting Fort Rock Cave during the archaeological excavation, please contact OPRD staff at 541-923-7551 x21 to make arrangements. Fort Rock Cave became part of the OPRD system in 2000 and is accessible only by guided tour.
August Fire near Highway 26 fully trailed and in mop-up
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/24/15
The 26-acre August Fire burning 10 miles west of Banks near milepost 42-43 along Highway 26 was fully trailed and plumbed by Monday morning, Aug. 24. The fire lines are holding around the fire, and firefighters are making progress mopping up the blaze. A lack of wind this morning is aiding their efforts. Oregon Department of Forestry firefighters and firefighters from local rural fire departments are working the fire, which was human caused. Highway 26 remains closed this morning. The Oregon Department of Transportation will reopen the highway as soon as conditions allow.
173rd FW to conduct night flying operations
Oregon Military Department - 08/24/15
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. - The 173rd Fighter Wing will conduct night flying operations next
week, Aug. 24 - 27. Operations will take place approximately 4 p.m. through 10:00 p.m.

Night flying is one part of the course curriculum for F-15C student pilots at Kingsley Field, the premiere F-15C schoolhouse for the United States Air Force.

"We recognize and truly appreciate the exceptional support the 173rd FW receives year in and year out from the Klamath Falls community," said Col. Kirk Pierce, commander of the173rd FW. "With that in mind, we want to ensure the community understands why we have to perform F-15 training operations outside of our normal flying window. As the sole F-15 training unit for the United States Air Force, it is imperative that our student pilots leave Kingsley Field prepared to effectively employ the F-15, day or night."

The majority of the training will occur in the military operating airspace to the east of Lakeview, where the pilots can fly without any lights. However the community will most likely hear the jets during take-offs and approaches to and from Kingsley Field. Take-offs will occur after sundown and the jets will return approximately an hour and a half later.

"Night flying is necessary in the training environment because much of the flying done in combat or homeland defense is at night," said Lt. Col. Tim Ebner, 114th Fighter Squadron commander. "Once a student is proficient in day employment, they are introduced to employing the same tactics at night with the aid of night vision goggles. Students learn that there are tactical advantages to night employment but they also learn that there are challenges they must first overcome."

Community members may contact the wing's public affairs office at 541-885-6677 to express any concerns they have during this time.
Red Cross responds to a single-family fire that occurred August 22 in Portland
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/24/15
A single-family fire occurred in the 700 block of NE 101st Ave in Portland
A Red Cross Disaster Assistance Team responded on August 23.
Two adults were displaced by the fire.
Red Cross provided lodging, comfort kits, and disaster recovery information.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness: Get informed, make a plan, build a kit and review your family's plan if there is a fire in your home. Know what to do before, during and after a home fire. This information and more is available at www.redcross.org or in a Prepare! Resource guide published by the American Red Cross Cascades Region. The guide can be downloaded at http://redcross.org/1zq8XVV6.

This single-family fire affected 2 adults, Red Cross provided lodging, comfort kits, and disaster recovery information.
08/23/15
Red Cross responded to a multi-family fire in Astoria
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/23/15
A multi-family fire occurred in the 100 block of Washington St in Astoria
A Red Cross Disaster Assistance Team responded.
This fire affected 2 adults.
Red Cross provided food, clothing, bedding, comfort kits and recovery information.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness: Get informed, make a plan, build a kit and review your family's plan if there is a fire in your home. Know what to do before, during and after a home fire. This information and more is available at www.redcross.org or in a Prepare! Resource guide published by the American Red Cross Cascades Region. The guide can be downloaded at http://redcross.org/1zq8XVV6.


Supporting the response: Patrick Wilson - Public Affairs
Tualatin-Sherwood railroad crossing replacement finished early - road open to traffic at about 9 p.m. Sunday
Washington County - 08/23/15
Replacement of the Portland & Western (P&W) railroad crossing on Tualatin-Sherwood Road was completed about 22 hours ahead of schedule, minimizing the inconvenience to weekend travelers.

Crews from Washington County Land Use & Transportation (LUT) and P&W worked diligently to make sure the crossing was replaced as quickly and safely as possible to ensure motorists, bicyclists and others reached their destinations with minimal delay, said Andrew Singelakis, LUT director.

"LUT and P&W crew members were very much aware of the inconvenience associated with an August weekend closure of a roadway that leads to the coast," Singelakis said. "They made every effort to complete the job well inside the 72-hour window that we estimated for the project."

The road was closed at 7 p.m. Friday and opened at about 9 p.m. Sunday. The closure was expected to last until 7 p.m. Monday. The weekend closure was scheduled based on results of a traffic study that identified the August 21 weekend as one when both travelers and the railroad would experience the least disruption. A weekend closure also minimized the impact on commuters and freight and commercial trucking, said Dave Schamp, LUT Operations and Maintenance manager.

"Weather played into the decision, as late August and early September historically provide the most consistent favorable weather patterns," Schamp said. "Getting the work completed before school started was also a priority, since the closure would have impacted school bus routes."

County staff began notifications of the closure in early June. Communities of Sherwood, Tualatin, Tigard, Newberg, and Dundee were notified so that community and civic events could be planned around the closure. Detour information was publicized well in advance, and routes were well marked, Schamp said.

"Good advance planning and coordination with P&W crews are what made the early opening possible," Schamp said.

To reduce additional inconvenience to travelers and to save taxpayer dollars, the new crossing was built to accommodate possible future widening of Tualatin-Sherwood Road.

"The crossing is expected to be serviceable for at least 20 years," he said. " We understand that this short-term closure was inconvenient, but it will have long-term benefits."

Project information: http://bit.ly/T-S_RR
Willamina Creek Fire Evening Update - Sunday, August 23, 2015
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/23/15
Willamina Creek Fire Update

Oregon Department of Forestry
West Oregon District - Dallas Unit

Fire Information number: (503) 934-8153


August 23, 2015
9:00 pm

Current Situation:
Excellent progress on containing the Willamina Creek Fire was made today. The fire has not grown since Friday night. Increases in acreage shown in these updates over the last few days reflect the GPS data collection work that has been completed which has resulted in more accurate mapping. The final acreage is not expected to increase from today's total.

Today, firefighters continued the grueling work of mopping up the fire. Crews made great progress on this work on the majority of the fire perimeter. Some heat remains along the east side of the fire, which crews will focus on tonight to make sure the entire edge of the fire is secure. This is the last planned full night shift. Quite a bit of mop-up work remains in the interior--some in very tough ground--the remaining work will be completed during the course of the next few days.

A significant change in the evacuation level will be effective at 9:00 pm tonight. The evacuation level for the cabins on East Creek Road will be reduced from Level 3 (Go!) to Level 1 (Ready). Landowners will be allowed to access their property. Level 1 evacuation means that homeowners should be prepared to evacuate, long before the threat arises. Assemble emergency supplies and have a plan for how you would escape if you had to. For more information about the Ready, Set, Go! Program, visit www.wildlandfirersg.org.

Firefighters have felt the community support and appreciate the signs and words of gratitude from local residents. On their way off the fireline tonight, Bravo Division stopped at a neighboring home where the homeowners had set up a sweet thank you of delicious baked goods. The crews were so grateful for this kind gesture. Yamhill County has also been a big supporter and today activated their ARES (ham radio) unit to assist their CERT members with communications while they manage the road blocks. For anyone who wants to support the fire effort, please consider making a donation to the Wildland Firefighter Foundation (www.wffoundation.org) or the American Red Cross (www.redcross.org).

Weather and Fire Behavior:
The weather forecast for tonight calls for gusty winds coming back around from the west which should ease after dark. Relative humidity is expected to rise tonight with a marine layer coming in over the fire area. The temperature is forecast to be 50-53 degrees with 84-88% humidity.

Fire Statistics
Location: approx. 9 miles north of Willamina, OR Percent contained: 50%
Size: 230 acres Cause: under investigation
Start Date: 8/19/15, approximately 5:00 pm

Wildland resources assigned to the fire include (day and night shifts): 16 hand crews, 11 engines, 4 dozers, 12 water tenders, and overhead personnel.

Air resources: 1 Type 2 helicopter

Total personnel: 266

Cost estimate to date: $860,000

Evacuations and closures:
Four cabins along East Creek Road are under a Level 1 evacuation. Willamina Creek Road and East Creek Road are closed north of the junction with Coast Creek Road.

Places to get information:
ODF Fire Blog - wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/
Facebook - www.facebook.com/oregondepartmentofforestry
Twitter - twitter.com/ORDeptForestry

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August Fire: No structures threatened, no evacuations anticipated
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/23/15
The August Fire burning 10 miles west of Banks, near mile post 42-43 on Highway 26 is 40 acres and 50 percent lined. No structures are threatened by the fire, and no evacuations are anticipated.

Resources fighting the fire include a total of 150 personnel. There are three Oregon Dept. of Forestry hand crews, and various fire engines, water tenders and other equipment provided by Weyerhaeuser Co. and Stimson Lumber.
Oregon State Police Continues Investigation into Saturday morning's Reckless Driving Investigation in Coos Bay
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 08/23/15
On August 22, 2015, at approximately 07:13 a.m., the Coos Bay Police Department dispatch center received a 911 call pertaining to a reckless driver within the Empire District of the City of Coos Bay. An Oregon State Police Senior Trooper overheard the criminal call and responded to assist. The Trooper located the suspect vehicle unoccupied and parked on N. Morrison Street in the City of Coos Bay. The Trooper attempted to contact the registered owner of the vehicle at an adjacent residence to further the investigation into the Reckless Driving complaint.

The Trooper attempted contact at the residence and was unable to contact the registered owner of the vehicle in question. The Trooper walked away from the residence and was conducting further follow up investigation and documenting suspect vehicle descriptions and identifiers as the vehicle was parked on the side of N. Morrison Street.

As the Trooper was conducting the follow up investigation, an adult male identified as Michael SCOTT, age 25, from North Bend, came out of the residence from which the Trooper had previously attempted to contact the registered owner. SCOTT approached the suspect vehicle and the Trooper with a digital recording device in hand. SCOTT proceeded to climb up onto the hood of the car and then sit on the roof of the car with his legs positioned over the windshield, facing the Trooper who was positioned near the front of the suspect vehicle.

The Trooper disengaged contact with SCOTT and walked back towards his patrol vehicle and ultimately re-entered the patrol vehicle. SCOTT dismounted from the suspect vehicle and followed the Trooper. SCOTT continued to advance towards the police vehicle, walking in front of it, on the passenger side, across the rear and then advancing towards the driver side. The Trooper exited his vehicle as SCOTT was approaching him from the rear. The Trooper was attempting to stop SCOTT from further interfering with his investigation of the original Reckless Driving Complaint.

Coos Bay Police Department responded and arrived to assist with the investigation and further continuing the investigation into the Reckless Driving Complaint.

The Oregon State Police is continuing the investigation into the incident with SCOTT and will be referring the completed criminal report to the Coos County District Attorney's Office for consideration of the charges of: Interfering with a Police Officer and Disorderly Conduct II. Other criminal charges may be considered upon the review of the Coos County District Attorney.
Red Cross responds to a victim of a single-family fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/23/15
A single-family fire occurred in 1400 block of W. Orchard Ave in Hermiston.
A Red Cross Disaster Team responded
The fire affected one adult
Red Cross provided food, lodging, clothing, and shoes

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness: Get informed, make a plan, build a kit and review your family's plan if there is a fire in your home. Know what to do before, during and after a home fire. This information and more is available at www.redcross.org or in a Prepare! Resource guide published by the American Red Cross Cascades Region. The guide can be downloaded at http://redcross.org/1zq8XVV6.
Smoke And Fires impact Civil Air Patrol Activity
Oregon Civil Air Patrol - 08/23/15
Fire Watch Gets Real in Tillamook
Scheduled O Rides Canceled
Saturday August 22, 2015 was scheduled as O Ride day for cadets attending the Oregon Wing Rocketry Weekend in Tillamook Oregon.  Those rides had to be cancelled as wild fires raged throughout the area.
Cadets had gotten up Saturday morning ready and excited to be able to fly their orientation rides or what CAP affectionately calls "O Rides". Cadets qualify to fly 5 powered flights and 5 glider flights as part of their enrollment benefits for being a member of the Civil Air Patrol! However this day started off on a somber note as senior members and cadets alike detected the smell of smoke in the air.
Major Dave Shoemaker, as acting safety officer listened to flight conditions on the radio. Cadets and seniors were keeping their fingers crossed hoping that conditions would clear. Two CAP pilots, Major Randy Erickson and Lt. Allester Waterhouse were able to fly in and Lt. Waterhouse flew the traffic pattern around the airport to check conditions. The news was disappointing!

He determined there was too much smoke in the air for safe flight operations. Smoke hung over the air field and visibility was extremely limited. Major Shoemaker received calls from Wing to bring cadets in, make sure they were hydrated and to limit outdoor activity to no more than thirty minutes. All seniors responded well with contingency plans.
Cadets were able to gain flight simulator time instead and Major Walsh also gave cadets an opportunity to practice ISR, (radio communications training), by having cadets separate into groups and using only radio communications, they had to assemble a snap together electronics circuit! Captain Grey also conducted DDR classes with "Fatal Vision Goggles". These goggles simulate being impaired by drugs or alcohol and cadets were able to experience the adverse effects on reaction times and ability to function in general. Each pair of goggles simulates a different level of impairment. Cadets were duly impressed!  Meanwhile seniors waited and watched as the coast area remained under red flag alert.
Senior members now had a firsthand real life experience in "fire watch" as they walked the camping perimeter in two hour shifts all night long, protecting and looking after their cadets! Prior to the fire, this felt to me like a waste of valuable sleep time and simply a duty to be performed. Now it felt very real and very necessary with all seniors responding in a professional and alert manner as training kicked into automatic!   Way to go senior members and thank you for your service! An excellent example for cadets! Go CAP!
1st Lt. Cathe Frederic
CDI/PAO for McMinnville Composite Squadron
Civil Air Patrol, Oregon Wing
Lost Hiker Found
Hood River Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/23/15
PARKDALE, ORE - On Sunday, August 23rd at about 1:30pm lost hiker David Bullock was located and is in good condition. He was transported by ambulance to Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital for evaluation. Mr. Bullock was able to find his way back to the west end of Laurence Lake and flag down a fisherman. Bullock had been missing since noon on Thursday August 20. Bullock and his wife left Laurence Lake for a day hike and separated at about noon when he wanted to go check out a rock formation. Today, Bullock told the Sheriff's Office that when he came back down from the rock formation he became lost. He went back to the rocks and then down another direction.

Mr. Bullock reported hearing the helicopter flying on Friday, but he could not get to a location where the helicopter could see him. On this morning he came to a point where he could see the lake, allowing him to hike down to it. Mr. Bullock survived on stream water and he built shelter to keep himself warm at night. He is in good spirits. He was reunited with his family at the hospital in Hood River. The Sheriff's Office and Family would like to thank the many people and organizations that assisted in this search.
Oregon Department of Forestry Fire Update - Sunday, August 23, 2015
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/23/15
CONTACT
Fire Information Duty Officers: Jeri Chase, 503-945-7201 (office) or 503-931-2721 (Cell), and Rod Nichols, 503-945-7425 (office) or 503-508-0574 (Cell)

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY (ODF) FIRE UPDATE - SUNDAY, AUGUST 23, 2015

This is a summary update; actual fire updates and other fire-related information is posted to the ODF Wildfire Blog. You can also find ODF on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates and stories from the front lines.

Wildfire smoke from the large fires in the intermountain west reached the Willamette Valley and the coast yesterday, serving as a vivid reminder of the intensity of this fire season. While the smoke is a nuisance and a health risk to those residents, it pales in comparison to the homes, livelihoods, and lives lost to those immense wildfires. We remain aware of the harsh reality of this extreme fire season. Our thoughts are with those affected by fire, here at home and across the west.

It also serves as a bold reminder to all Oregonians of the importance of preventing any new human-caused fires, and as an opportunity to learn about the brave men and women who are doing the work to help prevent future loss - loss of property, homes, and natural resources. You can see, hear, and learn more about these firefighters, and those supporting them, on ODF's various social media channels, and the other online sites that are listed below for each fire in the "Fire Facts" section of this update. Take a moment today and reflect on how you and your own actions can help prevent the next human-caused wildfire. Know the local restrictions where you will be working and playing - they may change suddenly. And thank those who are here and who have come from across the nation and other countries to help with the current large fires burning across Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.

FIRE FACTS

ODF Forest Grove District
August Fire | 8/22/15 | 10 miles west of Banks, near MP 42-43 on Highway 26 | 12-14 acres | 10% contained | Human-caused | 60 personnel; Local ODF Forest Grove District and local fire agencies assisted |
More Information: http://www.fgdfire.com | http:// http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/ | www.facebook.com/oregondepartmentofforestry | www.twitter.com/ORDeptForestry |

ODF North Cascade District - Santiam Unit
Kinney Creek Fire | 8/20/15 | 1.6 miles west of Detroit (across Detroit Dam) |12 acres | 95% contained |Under investigation | Local ODF unit assisting USFS - Willamette NF due to threat to ODF-protected lands |
More Information: 503-569-2200 | www.fs.usda.gov/willamette | www.twitter.com/willametteNF |

ODF West Oregon District - Dallas Unit
Willamina Creek Fire | 8/19/15 | 9 miles north of Willamina | 230 acres | 20% contained | 266 personnel | Under investigation | ODF Local IMT |
More Information: 503-934-8153 | http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com | www.facebook.com/oregondepartmentofforestry | www.twitter.com/ORDeptForestry |

ODF Central Oregon District - The Dalles Unit
Wamic Grade Fire | 8/20/15 | 7 miles northwest of Maupin | 100 acres | Mop-up | Human-caused | Local ODF Unit; USFS assisting |
More Information: 541-296-4626 | www.twitter.com/odf_cod |

ODF Central Oregon District - John Day Unit
Canyon Creek Complex | 8/12/15 | one mile south of John Day and Canyon City | 68,545 acres | 23% contained | 832 personnel | Lightning | Great Basin IMT 1 (IC Lund) / Oregon State Fire Marshal Red Team (IC Walker) |
More Information: Joint Information Center: 541-820-3643 or 541-820-3633 | http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4495/ | www.facebook.com/CanyonCreekFireOregon | www.twitter.com/canyoncreekfire | #canyoncreekcomplex |

ODF Northeast Oregon District - Wallowa Unit
Falls Creek Fire | 8/22/15 |4 miles southwest of Joseph, OR | 200+ acres | 0% contained | Local IMT (IC Tyler) |
More Information: 541-523-1246 or 541-523-1208 | www.fs.usda.gov/wallowa-whitman | www.twitter.com/WallowaWhitman

Grizzly Bear Complex | 8/13/15 | 20 miles SE of Dayton WA - Wenaha-Tucannon Wildernes, south and east | 61,150 acres | 0% contained | 395 personnel | Lightning | WA IMT 4 (IC Gales) / OSFM Green Team (IC Kunze)
More Information: 541-612-0059 | http://inciweb.nwcg.giv/incident/4511 | http://bluemountainfireinfo.blogspot.com/

ODF Northeast Oregon District - Baker Sub-Unit

Eldorado Fire | 8/14/15 | 5 miles southeast of Unity | 20,611 acres |65% contained |358 personnel | Lightning Hold-over |ODF IMT 3 (IC Smith) |
More information: Baker County, Oregon Joint Information Center (JIC): 541-523-2905 | http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4502/ | www.facebook.com/ElDoradoFire2015 | eldoradofire2015@gmail.com |#EldoradoFire |

Cornet-Windy Ridge Complex | 8/10/15 | 10 miles east of Unity | 103,887 acres | 80% contained | 351 personnel | Lightning | Southwest IMT (IC Ruggiero)
More Information: Baker County, Oregon Joint Information Center: 541-523-2905 | http://inciweb/nwcg.gov/incident/4478/ | www.facebook.com/CornetFire | bakerjointinfo@gmail.com |

Eagle Complex | 8/10/15 | 16 miles northeast of Baker City | 6,540 acres |5% contained | 326 personnel | Lightning | Rocky Mountain Black IMT (IC Greer).
More information: Baker City Joint Information Center (JIC): (541) 523-2905 | http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4481/ | www.facebook.com/pages/Rocky-Mountain-Area-Incident-Management-Team-Black/341078999367545 | bakerjointinfo@gmail.com |

Douglas Forest Protective Association (DFPA)

Stouts Fire |7/30/15 | 11 miles east of Canyonville near Milo | 26,368 acres | 84% contained | 694 personnel | Human | ODF IMT 2 (IC Cline) / U.S. Forest Service (IC Mike Wilde) |
More information: Phone: 541-825-3724 | http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4426/ | www.facebook.com/StoutsFire www://twitter.com/StoutsFire | #StoutsFire |

Cable Crossing Fire | 7/28/15 | 6 miles east of Glide | 1,857 acres | 90% contained | 50 personnel | Under investigation | DFPA
More information: Phone: 541-817-7186 | http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4424/ | www.facebook.com/DouglasForestProtectiveAssociation ||www.twitter.com/DouglasFPA

OTHER FIRE INFORMATION
For information on wildfires on all jurisdictions in Oregon, view:
the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center website, or
the national Incident Information System site.

Online and social media resources:
department's web site
department's blog for news on wildfires statewide and provides current fire statistics.
Southwest Oregon District blog with district specific wildfire info, and follow the Twitter feed covering fires as they occur.
Douglas Forest Protective Association website, Facebook Page and Twitter feed.
Blue Mountain Interagency Wildfire blog for news on wildfires in the Blue Mountains (northeast Oregon)
ODF Forest Grove District's Fire blog with district-specific wildfire information
ODF Central Oregon District's Twitter feed
Keep Oregon Green website, Facebook page and Twitter feed

OTHER INFORMATION
ODOT Tripcheck
Evacuation - Ready, Set, Go!
Wildfire Smoke

FIRE STATISTICS
Fire statistics can be accessed from the ODF Wildfire Blog and the ODF website. When personnel are heavily engaged in firefighting activities, the latest information may not always appear in the statistics.

ABOUT THIS UPDATE
This update provides information primarily about fires on Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands involving fires 10 acres or larger. ODF provides fire protection primarily on private and state-owned forestland, and Bureau of Land Management forestlands west of the Cascades, and also works closely with partner firefighting agencies.

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Jeri Chase | Public Information Officer/
Office: 503-945-7201
Cell: 503-931-2721
Jeri.Chase@oregon.gov
Canyon Creek Complex update - 08-23-15
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/23/15
Updated Fire Information phone numbers: 541-820-3643, 541-820-3633
Community Meeting at Grant Union High School, 5 p.m. today, August 23

Cause: Lightning

Date of Origin: August 12, 2015

Location: One mile south of the towns of John Day and Canyon City, Oregon.

Types of Fuel: Timber with brush/grass understory and areas of medium density logging slash. Structures Threatened: 150+

Structures Damaged: 50+

Residences Destroyed: 39 (according to the Grant County Sheriff's Office)

Current Size: 69,606 acres

Percent Containment:23%

Number of Personnel: 832

Types of resources: 2 Type 1 Crews, 18 Type 2 Crews, 4 Helicopter, 56 Engines, 19 Dozers, 8 Skidgines, 26 Water tenders

ODOT: will have a pilot car for Hwy 395 travel today from 9AM- 5PM leaving from Canyon City. Expect delays on Hwy 395. After 5:00 pm the road will be closed to all traffic.

Weather: temperatures will begin to increase creating warmer and drier conditions with light winds from the southwest increasing by Sunday afternoon.

Air Quality Index: Smoky conditions should improve today, except Prairie City where the southwest winds will continue to push the smoke.

Red Flag Warning for Sunday and Monday.

Jerry's Draw Fire:
Jerry's Draw Fire occurred August 20 at 4:45 p.m. in the Ricco Road area north of Prairie City, holding at 161 acres. Dozer line has been completed around the fire and crews will continue to mop up and extinguish interior hotspots. Structure protection was provided and no structures were lost.

Canyon Creek Complex Recent Activities:

Fire perimeter to southeast has had improvement in containment and currently is in mop-up status. Southeast corner of the fire had successful burn-out operations which helps tie the fire into the wilderness.

North and northwest fire perimeter continues to become more contained. Crews have secured handlines to Mud Springs. Low fire behavior has contributed to crews' successful operations.

Night operations continued despite smoky conditions.



Planned actions include:

· Crews are working to tie up the northeast fire perimeter where highest public and community infrastructures are threatened. Crews will continue to improve and mop up completed line on the north, west, and south sides of the fire perimeter.

Continue strategic planning to assess suppression action into the wilderness.

Priority is containment of Jerry's Draw Fire to prevent spread into roadless area;

Air resources are on standby for visibility conditions to improve.

Oregon Trails Electric Coop is continuing its efforts to restore power to residences along Hwy 395.

Evacuation Update on Canyon Creek Complex


Joint Information Center Hotlines: 541-820-3643 or 541-820-3633


Level 3 Evacuations: Jerry's Draw Fire
There are no level 3 evacuations in place at this time for the Jerry's Draw fire. All areas have been reduced to a level 1


Level 3 Evacuations: Canyon Creek Complex
· The area west of County Road 62, south of the forest boundary (MP 12) and north of the 16 to the junction of FR 15/16 is in a level 3 evacuation. CR 62 and the 16 are open for through travel, at this time.

· Forest Closures remain in effect. Current Forest Orders are available at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/malheur/home/?cid=stelprd3845529.


Decreased to Level 2: Canyon Creek Complex

· South on Dog Creek Road to Little Dog Creek

· Upper end of Pine Creek Road from Berry Ranch Lane

· From J - L south to the end of County Road 65.


Level 1 Evacuations: Canyon Creek Complex

· Adams Road and Adams Drive Marysville

· Eagle Peak Gardner Ranch

· Pineview Buckhorn

· Edgewood Little Pine

· Rebel Hill Lower Pine Creek from Berry Ranch Lane


Lifted Evacuations: Canyon Creek Complex

· Canyon Creek along Hwy. 395, from the fire perimeter north at Canyon City to the J-L Ranch

· Izee-Paulina Road from Hwy 395

· Seneca

· Nan's Rock Road, Laycock Creek Road, Luce Creek, West Bench Road


Roads Reopened:

· Marysville from Hwy. 395 to Dog Creek and the junction of Hwy. 26


Road Closures:

· Hwy. 395 remains closed to through traffic

· Homeowners on the lower Little Canyon Mountain Trail area can also access their homes.

· The 15 road remains closed.

· South from Dog Creek to Little Dog Creek is closed


Evacuation level definitions:


LEVEL 1: A Level 1 Evacuation means "BE READY" for potential evacuation.


LEVEL 2: A Level 2 Evacuation means "BE SET" to evacuate.


LEVEL 3: A Level 3 Evacuation means "GO" Evacuate now, leave immediately.


Email Address: canyoncreekcomplex@gmail.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/canyoncreekfireoregon
Malheur NF www.facebook.com/malheurnationalforest
Inciweb: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4495/


Twitter: @CanyonCreekFire #CanyonCreekComplex
Stouts Creek Fire update - Aug. 23, 2015
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/23/15
A red sun glows above the fire line today as firefighters expect to spend another day battling the fire in extreme working conditions. An inversion is sitting over the fire area, holding the smoke down at ground level. Operations Section Chief John Pellissier told crew bosses " to rotate your crews in and out of the super smokey areas in your division today." Crews will continue work on securing the line by extinguishing hot spots and felling dangerous snags.

The dense smoke will ground helicopters here today but they'll be available to nearby fires if needed. Late yesterday afternoon, helicopters flew using the Plastic Sphere Device Machine (aka, ping pong machine) to lay a line of fire in the middle of an unburnt area of fuel. The goal is to have the fire consume all the fuels and complete the burnout. This is the final stretch of a long and slow burnout operation needed to complete the team's objective of containing the fire and minimizing the impacts to the Elk Creek Restoration Project.

A Level 2 Evacuation notice (Get Set) remains in place for residents on Upper Cow Creek Road east of Devils Flat to the end of the road. This precautionary measure is because of high temperatures and low humidities that might cause increased fire behavior.

The Stouts Creek Fire has blackened 26,367 acres and is 84 percent contained and still has the potential for rapid growth. A contingency plan to protect structures on Upper Cow Creek is in place and will be activated if needed. Evacuation levels for all other areas remain at Level 1 (Get Ready).

The Stouts Creek Fire has been managed under unified command by Oregon Department of Forestry Team 2 Incident Commander Chris Cline and Forest Service Incident Commander Mike Wilde, since August 13.

There are 694 personnel assigned to the fire with 11 crews, 15 engines, 18 water tenders, 6 bulldozers and five helicopters. To date, the Stout Creek Fire has cost $34.4 million. The Incident Management Team is protecting lands that are about 46 percent on state protected lands, which include BLM and private lands and 54% on the Umpqua National Forest.
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FIRE AT A GLANCE
?--? 26,3678 acres
?--? 84% contained
?--? 158 residences threatened
?--? Personnel: 694
?--? Helos: 5
?--? Handcrews: 11
?--? Engines: 15
?--? Dozers: 6
?--? Water Tenders: 18
?--? Evacuations: Level 2 (Get Set) for the area of Upper Cow Creek Road east from Devil's Flat to the end of the road. All other areas remain in Level 1.

FIRE INFORMATION
Phone: 541-825-3724
Cell: 206-402-7175
stoutsfire@gmail.com
Eldorado Fire update - 08-23-15
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/23/15
Oregon Dept. of Forestry
Incident Management Team 3
Link Smith, incident commander

Fire Information: (541) 446-3521

Current Fire Information
Crews continued to mop up the Eldorado Fire yesterday and last night, focusing on those areas that still contained some heat within 300 feet of the line. That work continues today including gridding and cold trailing, or carefully inspecting and feeling with the hand for heat to detect any fire.

Rehabilitation work will also take place, with the objective of minimizing erosion resulting from hand and dozer line construction by blocking access, removing berms, water barring, repairing ditches, and pulling removed vegetation back into control lines near streams and dry creek beds. Hose will be removed from sections of the line where there is no longer any potential for the fire to escape.

The weather forecast calls for warmer temperatures in the 80's, relative humidities of 15-20 percent and gusty winds from the south of up to 15 miles per hour on the ridges. Those conditions, along with unstable air, have warranted a Red Flag warning from noon today until late Monday evening.

Interagency investigators concluded the El Dorado fire was caused by lightning hold over.

The fire remains at 20,611 acres and is 65 percent contained.

As of 8 p.m. on Aug. 22 there were 358 personnel assigned to the Eldorado Fire. Resources on the fire line include 10 crews, 12 dozers, 23 engines, 7 water-tenders and 2 helicopters.

The Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Team 3 (IMT) will also assume command of the Cornet-Windy Ridge fire from the Southwest IMT on Monday morning, Aug. 24, 2015 at 6 a.m. The Cornet-Windy Ridge fire is also in the mop-up and rehabilitation stage with very little fire activity.
Willamina Creek Fire update - 08-23-15
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/23/15
Oregon Department of Forestry
West Oregon District - Dallas Unit

Fire Information number: (503) 934-8153

9 a.m.

Special message:
Smoke drifting into the Willamette Valley from the fires in the intermountain west continues today. The Willamina Creek Fire is producing minimal smoke compared to the large influx of smoke from the east side of the Cascades. The smoke from the large wildfires of the west serves as a vivid reminder of the intensity of this fire season. While the smoke is a nuisance and a health risk to residents here, it pales in comparison to the homes, livelihoods and lives lost to those immense wildfires. We remain aware of the harsh reality of this incredible fire season. Our thoughts are with those affected by fire here at home, and across the west.


Current Situation:
Winds over the fire yesterday were minimal which helped firefighters make good progress on containment. During the day, crews focused on reinforcing the lines by hand and with bulldozers and running hose around the entire fire perimeter. Tree felers worked in the fire area removing hazard trees and snags in order to help keep firefighters safe. Hand-held infrared cameras were used last night to locate and mark hot spots along the fire perimeter that need to be mopped up. Nearly 30,000 feet of hose has been installed in the fire area which fire crews will be using to continue mopping up 100 percent of the fire.


Please remember that the fire area remains closed to public access. Roads are very narrow with few turnouts. Rolling debris and downed trees add to the traffic hazard. One road block is in place on Willamina Creek Road north of the junction with Coast Creek Road. Another road block is in place at the northern junction of Willamina Creek and East Creek Road near Peavine Road. Fire managers would, again, like to thank the Yamhill County CERT program for generously volunteering their time to staff the road block. Ensuring non-fire traffic is held out of the fire area helps to keep everyone safe.


The Willamina Creek Fire is currently estimated to be 230 acres and is 20 percent contained. GPS data have been collected from the entire fire perimeter, which helped to refine and improve the map and gain more accuracy on the acreage measurement. The fire is burning in heavy fuels on high-value timberland owned by the BLM and private industrial forestland owners.


Weather and Fire Behavior:
The weather forecast for today calls again for hot and dry conditions in the fire area with the potential for gusty winds in the afternoon. Cooler temperatures are expected to return on Monday. Temperatures today should be between 86 and 89 degrees with 28-33 percent relative humidity.

Fire Statistics

Location: approx. 9 miles north of Willamina, OR

Percent contained: 20%

Size: 230 acres

Cause: under investigation
Start Date: 8/19/15, approximately 5 p.m.


Wildland resources assigned to the fire include (day and night shifts): 16 hand crews, 11 engines, 4 dozers, 12 water tenders, and overhead personnel.


Air resources: 1 Type 2 helicopter


Total personnel: 266


Cost estimate to date: $650,000


Evacuations and closures:
Four cabins along East Creek Road remain under a Level 3 evacuation. Willamina Creek Road and East Creek Road are closed north of the junction with Coast Creek Road.


Places to get information:


ODF Fire Blog - wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/


Facebook - www.facebook.com/oregondepartmentofforestry


Twitter - twitter.com/ORDeptForestry
Portland Fire & Rescue Responds to a Commercial Fire (Photo)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 08/23/15
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Portland Fire & Rescue responded to a commercial fire at 14321 NE Whitaker Way at 6:12am this morning. Initial reports were that employees had evacuated, and smoke and flames were seen inside the building. Additional calls came in from neighboring businesses with reports of heavy black smoke coming from the roof. Upon arrival crews quickly gained access to the building and began searching for the seat of the fire. A 2nd alarm was called because of the size of the structure, and the need for additional resources due to the fact that the location was a commercial laundering business. This type of business has a potential for a large fire load because of the number of garments, towels, chemicals such as detergents, and cleaners, etc.

Within minutes of arrival crews were able to locate the seat of the fire in the SW corner of the building. The sprinkler system had activated, and was a key element in keeping the fire at bay until fire fighters were able to gain access and knock it down. Truck crews were able to ventilate the building efficiently by removing the sky lights on the roof of the building.

PF&R's Investigator determined the fire to be accidental. The cause of the fire was determined to be a laundry bin full of oil soaked rags that had a chemical reaction and started the fire. This type of fire can occur when a oil soaked towel or rag is slowly heated to its ignition point through oxidation.

Portland Fire & Rescue wants to remind citizens to follow these steps to properly and safely dispose of oily rags:
Use a metal container with a tight fitting lid.
Rags that have absorbed oils (such as linseed oil or turpentine) should be thoroughly dried before collection or transport.

Additional information on response:
8 Engines
4 Trucks
1 Squad
1 Investigator
5 Chiefs
1 Rehab rig


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Suspect Arrested for Assault after Stabbing in North Portland's Portsmouth Neighborhood (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/23/15
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On Saturday August 22, 2015, at 9:02 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a stabbing in the 9300 block of North Fiske Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim, 30-year-old Robert Alexander, who was suffering from a stab wound to the neck. Alexander was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to the non-life-threatening injury.

Officers learned that Alexander was involved in an argument with the suspect, 56-year-old Clarence Dorn Jr, after Alexander accused Dorn of eating potato chips off of a child's plate.

The suspect and victim know each other and this was not a random assault.

Dorn was located a short time after the stabbing in McCoy Park and taken into custody without incident.

Dorn was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Second Degree.

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Shoplifting Suspects Arrested After Short Pursuit, Traffic Crash in East Portland (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/23/15
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On Saturday August 22, 2015, at 8:57 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to Kohl's department store in Northeast Portland's Gateway District, on the report of a theft-in-progress.

As officers were responding to the store, a Loss Prevention Officer provided them with descriptions of the suspects and an associated vehicle.

An officer arrived at the store, located the suspect vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The driver failed to stop for police and led officers on a short traffic pursuit. Officers stopped pursuing the suspect due to concerns over public safety, but the driver continued to drive at a high rate of speed away from police.

A short time later, an officer at Southeast 102nd Avenue and Washington Street came upon a two vehicle crash, later learning that one of the involved vehicles was the suspects and that both occupants of the suspect vehicle ran away from the crash.

Officers and medical personnel began treating two occupants of the other vehicle, both of whom were transported to Portland hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

Both suspects were quickly located and arrested in the area.

The driver, 36-year-old Christopher Jones II, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, Attempt to Elude on Foot, Reckless Driving, Assault in the Fourth Degree (two counts), and Felon in Possession of a Restricted Weapon.

The passenger, 36-year-old Tiffany Treneice Goudy, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempt to Elude on Foot and Theft in the Second Degree.

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Gang Enforcement Team Investigating Overnight Shooting - One Man Injured (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/23/15
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On Sunday August 23, 2015, at 4:53 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to Portland Adventist Medical Center on the report of a shooting victim in the Emergency Room.

Officers arrived at the hospital and learned that the victim, 26-year-old male, was suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound and was being transported by ambulance to a trauma hospital for treatment. The victim is a known gang associate.

Officers learned that the shooting may have occurred in North Precinct earlier in the evening.

Gang Enforcement Team (GET) detectives responded to continue investigating the shooting.

The Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

Anyone with information about gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's 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.

Tips on gun crimes can be emailed to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

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Fatal Duplex Fire Remains Under Investigation (Photo)
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 08/23/15
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At 11:52 p.m last night, multiple callers reported to 9-1-1 that they heard an explosion. They came outside to find a duplex on the 19000 block of Teddi Rose Ct. near Beaverton with heavy flames coming from the garage.

Prior to firefighters' arrival, a Washington County Sherriff's deputy went to notify neighbors to evacuate their homes. Firefighters from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue's Aloha station were the first to arrive on scene and found a garage door in the roadway and heavy flames expelling out of the garage and second story window. Due to the heavy flames, crews first worked to get the exterior flames under control and then transitioned to fight the fire inside of the duplex. Once inside, crews were met with heavy flames coming from the second floor and thus methodically worked their way up the stairs to suppress the fire.

As crews gained access to the second floor they discovered the remains of an adult male victim. The County Medical Examiner was called to the scene and is working with local law enforcement to identify the victim and notify next of kin.

Fire investigators remain on scene examining material evidence and burn patterns to determine the exact cause of the fire. There is no damage estimate at this time.

Three people who lived in the adjoining unit have been displaced from their home and are being assisted by the Red Cross. Approximately 25 firefighters from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue worked on the call and were assisted by Hillsboro's Engine 2 and Fire Chaplain.


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Red Cross responded to a multi-family apartment fire in Beaverton
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/23/15
A multi-family fire occurred in 19100 block of SW Teddi Rose Ct in Beaverton
A Red Cross Disaster Assistance Team responded.
The fire displaced 3 adults, 2 pets and resulted in 1 fatality.
Red Cross provided help with lodging, food, clothing, and shoes.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness: Get informed, make a plan, build a kit and review your family's plan if there is a fire in your home. Know what to do before, during and after a home fire. This information and more is available at www.redcross.org or in a Prepare! Resource guide published by the American Red Cross Cascades Region. The guide can be downloaded at http://redcross.org/1zq8XVV6.
08/22/15
Driver hits Horse and Rider on Roadway (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/22/15
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Tonight a female rider on horseback was struck by a vehicle and suffered serious injuries. The horse was killed in the crash. Investigators are still on scene and have not determined the cause of the crash yet.

On Saturday, August 22, 2015, at 8:47 p.m., Sheriff's deputies responded to NW Shadybrook Road and NW Pumpkin Ridge Road on a report of a pickup truck that struck a horse and rider. The horse was dead at the scene and the 26-year-old female rider from Portland was critically injured.

The preliminary investigation so far is limited. Members of the Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART) are on their way to the crash scene and will conduct the investigation. At this time the only information we are able to release is that the driver of a pickup truck stuck the horse and rider, his name is Michael Brown (49 years old from Beaverton.) He remained at the scene after the crash. Mr. Brown was also transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

More information will be available tomorrow after CART concludes their on-scene investigation.


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Willamina Creek Fire Evening Update - Saturday, August 22, 2015
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/22/15
Willamina Creek Fire Update

Oregon Department of Forestry
West Oregon District - Dallas Unit

Fire Information number: (503) 934-8153


August 22, 2015
9:00 pm

Special message:
Wildfire smoke from the large fires in the intermountain west filled the Willamette Valley today serving as a vivid reminder of the intensity of this fire season. While the smoke is a nuisance and a health risk to residents here, it pales in comparison to the homes, livelihoods and lives lost to those immense wildfires. We remain aware of the harsh reality of this incredible fire season. Our thoughts are with those affected by fire, here at home and across the west.

Current Situation:
The heavy smoke over the fire area helped to keep the temperatures lower than expected which allowed crews to make good progress on reinforcing containment lines. In the absence of the gusty winds experienced the last couple days, the fire did not grow at all today. Tree falling crews worked in the fire area today dropping hazard trees and snags which posed a threat to firefighters working below. Fire crews are still facing risks from rolling debris, snags and bees which require them to be ever vigilant about safety. Tonight, crews will be continuing to work on mopping up the fire, working from the perimeter into the interior. The ultimate goal is to have the entire fire area mopped up 100%. A hand-held infrared camera will be used overnight to identify hot spots which could lead to embers escaping the fireline if not extinguished.

A special thank you needs to be extended to volunteers from Yamhill County's CERT program who are volunteering their time to staff the road block on Willamina Creek Road. The road block is in place to keep fire crews and the public safe and the CERT volunteers efforts will help ensure this.

Burning on land protected by ODF's West Oregon District Dallas Unit, the Willamina Creek Fire is currently estimated to be about 212 acres. The fire is burning in heavy fuels on high-value private and BLM timberland. Additional GPS data will be collected over the coming days to continue to improve accuracy of the acreage measurement.

Weather and Fire Behavior:
The forecast for Sunday calls for more hot and dry conditions with gusty winds. Temperatures will be 85-90 degrees with humidity between 29 and 34%.

Fire Statistics
Location: approx. 9 miles north of Willamina, OR
Percent contained: 20%
Size: 212 acres (estimated)
Cause: under investigation
Start Date: 8/19/15, approximately 5:00 pm

Wildland resources assigned to the fire include (day and night shifts): 16 hand crews, 11 engines, 4 dozers, 12 water tenders, and overhead personnel.

Air resources: 1 Type 2 helicopter

Total personnel: 266

Evacuations and closures:
Four cabins along East Creek Road remain under a Level 3 evacuation. Willamina Creek Road and East Creek Road are closed north of the junction with Coast Creek Road.

Places to get information:
ODF Fire Blog - wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/
Facebook - www.facebook.com/oregondepartmentofforestry
Twitter - twitter.com/ORDeptForestry

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Update on Missing Paddle Boarder
Hood River Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/22/15
HOOD RIVER, ORE. - The Hood River County Sheriff's Office and several regional agencies have been searching for a missing paddle boarder, Andres Pombo of Florida, since August 21, 2015. Search operations for Saturday, August 22 concluded and searchers were not successful in locating Mr. Pombo. Searching will continue until Mr. Pombo is located, however after reviewing video and witness statements, along with an extensive search of the area, crews believe it is highly unlikely that he survived. Family of Mr. Pombo will be arriving from Florida in the coming days. The Sheriff's Office thanks all of the agencies, volunteers and friends of Mr. Pombo that have assisted in the search efforts.

Andres Pombo was visiting Hood River for a paddle board race during the weekend. He left Viento State Park on Friday, August 21, around 1:45 p.m. to practice for the weekend downwind race. He was not wearing a personal floatation device, nor a lanyard while on his paddle board. The wind on the afternoon of August 21 was very strong, causing swells to form in the river. A kiteboarder saw Pombo fall into the water but quickly lost sight of him. Several other paddle boarders were on scene within minutes and were unable to find him. The Sheriff's Office urges everyone on the river to use a floatation device as required by law and other available safety equipment when using the river for recreation. The Columbia River current is stronger than most people believe and strong winds increase danger when you go into the water.
The Red Cross respondedto an RV fire in La Pine.
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/22/15
A single-family RV fire occurred in the 15000 block of Evans Way in La Pine.
A Red Cross Disaster Assistance Team responded.
The fire impacted one adult.
The Red Cross provided food, clothing and a seasonal garment.


The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness: Get informed, make a plan, build a kit and review your family's plan if there is a fire in your home. Know what to do before, during and after a home fire. This information and more is available at www.redcross.org or in a Prepare! Resource guide published by the American Red Cross Cascades Region. The guide can be downloaded at http://redcross.org/1zq8XVV6.
Information from today's shooting in Banks
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/22/15
The incident occurred at 3:03 p.m at 47580 nw sunset hwy, Banks. The suspect is 60-year-old Joseph Bossen who lives at the same address. He fired a gun at his adult step-son, who was not injured.

Mr. Bossen was arrested when he came out of his house and he was not injured. He did however suffer a medical problem and was transported to the hospital and was admitted for the problem. He is expected to recover. He has not ben arrested yet, but faces criminal charges when he is released from the hospital.

If you have any other questions call me.
UPDATE - Tonight's Movie in the Park postponed due to poor air quality
Portland Parks & Recreation - 08/22/15
UPDATE: Portland Parks & Recreation has also cancelled tonight (Saturday, August 22,2015)'s Dive-In Movie showing of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day at PP&R's Wilson Pool. We will evaluate Sunday's scheduled showing of the film at Sellwood Pool tomorrow.

(Portland) -

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) has postponed tonight's Summer Free For All Movie in the Park showing of Napoleon Dynamite, originally scheduled for Seawallcrest Park, SE 31st and Market St., due to poor air quality in the metro area.

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has issued an advisory indicating that air pollution in the Portland area is in the "unhealthy range" (http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx)

Safety is PP&R's top priority, and neighborhood partners who help bring Movies in the Park to the City are equally concerned. The bureau will provide updates if rescheduling the much-anticipated showing of this cult classic Movie in the Park proves possible.

Up to date information can be found at www.portlandparks.org
Downed Power Line Starts Grass Fire (Photo)
Forest Grove Fire & Rescue - 08/22/15
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This afternoon at 12:30, August 22nd, Forest Grove Fire and Rescue responded to a reported grass fire at a house in the 14700 block of NW Orchardale Road. When crews arrived, they found fires in two locations, one near the downed power line and one approximately 1/4 mile away at the south intersection of NW Parson Road and NW Orchardale Road. The fire at the downed power line was small and smoldering and couldn't be be quickly extinguished due to the energized power line. The fire located at the intersection was approximately 1/4 acre in size and burned grass, brush and fence posts. The fire at the intersection appears to have been started due to a voltage change from the downed power line, this change caused sparking at a near by power pole and igniting the grass down below. Both fires were quickly extinguished when deemed safe to do so.

The power line located in front of a residence was knocked down by a tree that was cut down by the occupant of that house. This individual used a gas powered chainsaw to cut down the tree. This rural location also sits in the Fire Protection area of the Oregon Department of Forestry and falls under restrictions during fire danger. When the incident occurred, gas power chainsaw use was not allowed. Because the fire started from the use of a chainsaw, the operator of the chainsaw was fined and also will be responsible for cost of Department of Forestry personnel and equipment.

Please be very cautious with all outdoor activities. Conditions are extremely dry, fires can start and spread very easily.



For further information regarding the fine or costs, please contact Oregon Department of Forestry - Forest Grove District Office.

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Oregon Department of Forestry Fire Update - Saturday, August 22, 2015
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/22/15
CONTACT
Fire Information Duty Officers: Jeri Chase, 503-945-7201 (office) or 503-931-2721 (Cell), and Rod Nichols, 503-945-7425 (office) or 503-508-0574 (Cell)

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY (ODF) FIRE UPDATE - SATURDAY, AUGUST 22, 2015

This is a summary update; actual fire updates and other fire-related information is posted to the ODF Wildfire Blog. You can also find ODF on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates and stories from the front lines.

In the massive, multi-agency effort to corral dozens of wildfires burning across the state, the work of Oregon's private forest owners and operators often gets overlooked. When large fires do occur, forest landowners figure as a major player in the suppression actions.

ODF's Astoria District Forester, Dan Goody, notes that forest owners in his area put a lot of thought into planning and preparing for fires prior to fire season, and now are dropping what they are doing and rushing to the scene to help when fires break out.

Forest landowners bring a lot of know-how and hardware to the job, being intimately familiar with the terrain, road systems, and other information crucial to a firefighting operation. And when the West Oregon District called on them for help, they even brought heavy equipment to fill in for ODF fire engines and other gear that had been dispatched to fight existing fires. For example, when the recent Willamina Creek Fire started on August 19, Starker Forests placed their engines at the offices in Dallas and Philomath to back up ODF.

Starker and other forestry companies have been fully engaged in assisting ODF throughout the state during this severe fire season. While the industry has routinely responded to firefighting needs "for more than a century," the 2015 response has been remarkable. When the Oregon Forest Industries Council put a call out for assistance on August 15 to landowners and operators, citing the extreme fire conditions and the shortage of resources, including an appeal for "trained personnel and equipment, capable of assisting in suppression actions, to make their availability known" to their local ODF or fire protective association office, Oregon's forest industry quickly stepped up to fill specialized fire team positions, along with supplying an array of equipment.

Goody says the system has worked really well - a fully coordinated statewide system on steroids. He adds that given the scarcity of resources across the state, he does not think the overall response could have been so strong without this assistance from Oregon's forest landowners and operators.

FIRE FACTS

ODF North Cascade District - Santiam Unit
Kinney Creek Fire | 8/20/15 | 1.6 miles west of Detroit (across Detroit Dam) |12 acres | 85% contained |Under investigation | Local ODF unit assisting USFS - Willamette NF due to threat to ODF-protected lands |
More Information: 503-569-2200 | www.fs.usda.gov/willamette | www.twitter.com/willametteNF |

ODF West Oregon District - Dallas Unit
Willamina Creek Fire | 8/19/15 | 9 miles north of Willamina | 212 acres | 10% contained | 226 personnel | Under investigation | ODF Local IMT |
More Information: 503-934-8153 | http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com | www.facebook.com/oregondepartmentofforestry | www.twitter.com/ORDeptForestry |

ODF Central Oregon District - The Dalles Unit
Wamic Grade Fire | 8/20/15 | 7 miles northwest of Maupin | 100+ acres | Mop-up | Human-caused | Local ODF Unit; USFS assisting |
More Information: 541-296-4626 | www.twitter.com/odf_cod |

ODF Central Oregon District - John Day Unit

Jerry's Draw Fire | 5 miles north of Prairie City | 248 acres | 0% contained | In mop-up | Under investigation | Added as a branch to Canyon Creek Complex; this is the FINAL SEPARATE REPORT |
More Information: Joint Information Center: 541-820-3643 or 541-820-3633 | www.twitter.com/odf_cod |

Canyon Creek Complex | 8/12/15 | one mile south of John Day and Canyon City | 61,792 acres | 17% contained | 902 personnel | Lightning | Great Basin IMT 1 (IC Lund) / Oregon State Fire Marshal Red Team (IC Walker) |
More Information: Joint Information Center: 541-820-3643 or 541-820-3633 | http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4495/ | www.facebook.com/CanyonCreekFireOregon | www.twitter.com/canyoncreekfire | #canyoncreekcomplex |

ODF Northeast Oregon District - Wallowa Unit
Grizzly Bear Complex | 8/13/15 | 20 miles SE of Dayton WA - Wenaha-Tucannon Wildernes, south and east | 59,364 acres | 0% contained | 262 personnel | Lightning | WA IMT 4 (IC Gales) / OSFM Green Team (IC Kunze)
More Information: 541-612-0059 | http://inciweb.nwcg.giv/incident/4511 | http://bluemountainfireinfo.blogspot.com/

ODF Northeast Oregon District - Baker Sub-Unit

Eldorado Fire | 8/14/15 | 5 miles southeast of Unity | 20,611 acres |55% contained |450 personnel | Under investigation |ODF IMT 3 (IC Smith) |
More information: Baker County, Oregon Joint Information Center (JIC): 541-523-2905 | http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4502/ | www.facebook.com/ElDoradoFire2015 | eldoradofire2015@gmail.com |#EldoradoFire |

Cornet-Windy Ridge Complex | 8/10/15 | 10 miles east of Unity | 103,887 acres | 75% contained | 375 personnel | Lightning | Southwest IMT (IC Ruggiero)
More Information: Baker County, Oregon Joint Information Center: 541-523-2905 | http://inciweb/nwcg.gov/incident/4478/ | www.facebook.com/CornetFire | bakerjointinfo@gmail.com |

Eagle Complex | 8/10/15 | 16 miles northeast of Baker City | 5,539 acres |0% contained | 307 personnel | Lightning | Rocky Mountain Black IMT (IC Greer).
More information: Baker City Joint Information Center (JIC): (541) 523-2905 | http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4481/ | www.facebook.com/pages/Rocky-Mountain-Area-Incident-Management-Team-Black/341078999367545 | bakerjointinfo@gmail.com |

Douglas Forest Protective Association (DFPA)

Stouts Fire |7/30/15 | 11 miles east of Canyonville near Milo | 26,208 acres | 82% contained | 764 personnel | Human | ODF IMT 2 (IC Cline) / U.S. Forest Service (IC Mike Wilde) |
More information: Phone: 541-825-3724 | http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4426/ | www.facebook.com/StoutsFire www://twitter.com/StoutsFire | #StoutsFire |

Cable Crossing Fire | 7/28/15 | 6 miles east of Glide | 1,857 acres | 90% contained | 50 personnel | Under investigation | DFPA
More information: Phone: 541-817-7186 | http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4424/ | www.facebook.com/DouglasForestProtectiveAssociation ||www.twitter.com/DouglasFPA

OTHER FIRE INFORMATION
For information on wildfires on all jurisdictions in Oregon, view:
the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center website, or
the national Incident Information System site.

Online and social media resources:
department's web site
department's blog for news on wildfires statewide and provides current fire statistics.
Southwest Oregon District blog with district specific wildfire info, and follow the Twitter feed covering fires as they occur.
Douglas Forest Protective Association website, Facebook Page and Twitter feed.
Blue Mountain Interagency Wildfire blog for news on wildfires in the Blue Mountains (northeast Oregon)
ODF Forest Grove District's Fire blog with district-specific wildfire information
ODF Central Oregon District's Twitter feed
Keep Oregon Green website, Facebook page and Twitter feed

OTHER INFORMATION
ODOT Tripcheck
Evacuation - Ready, Set, Go!
Wildfire Smoke

FIRE STATISTICS
Fire statistics can be accessed from the ODF Wildfire Blog and the ODF website. When personnel are heavily engaged in firefighting activities, the latest information may not always appear in the statistics.

ABOUT THIS UPDATE
This update provides information primarily about fires on Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands involving fires 10 acres or larger. ODF provides fire protection primarily on private and state-owned forestland, and Bureau of Land Management forestlands west of the Cascades, and also works closely with partner firefighting agencies.

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland's King Neighborhood - No Known Injuries (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/22/15
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On Saturday August 22, 2015, at 3:34 p.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers responded to multiple reports of gunfire at Northeast 6th Avenue and Simpson Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire and one adult male who may have been an intended victim.

Preliminary information indicates that the shooter was in a vehicle and shooting at least one other person in a vehicle.

At this point there is no suspect information.

Anyone who witnessed the shooting or has information should call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

The Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

Anyone with information about gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's 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.

Tips on gun crimes can be emailed to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

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Fatal Crash in Malheur County Takes Life of Washington Man (Photo)
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 08/22/15
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On August 20, 2015 at about 10:38 a.m., OSP Troopers and emergency crews responded to the report of a two vehicle crash on Interstate 84 near milepost 357 (Ontario).

According to Lieutenant Mark Duncan, a 2010 Dodge Sprinter 2500 van operated by Mark M. VORONKOVICH, age 23, of Auburn, WA, was traveling westbound on I-84 near milepost 357 and approaching the rear of a 1999 Freightliner Conventional Truck and semi-trailer combination that was operated by John D. MINDY, age 58, of Tremont, PA. MINDY was traveling down Three Mile Hill with his hazard lights activated at approximately 20 MPH, in the slow lane, when VORONKOVICH's vehicle crashed into the back of the commercial combination.

Emergency crews arrived on scene and declared VORONKOVICH deceased and was later extricated from the vehicle. MINDY was not injured. Preliminary investigation indicates that distracted driving does appear to be a potential cause for the crash.

OSP was assisted by the Huntington Fire and Ambulance, Treasure Valley Paramedics, Ontario Fire and Rescue, and the Oregon Department of Transportation. I-84 was closed for approximately 20 minutes and the investigation is ongoing and more information will be released when it is available.


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Canyon Creek Complex Update 22 Aug 2 p.m.
Oregon State Fire Marshal - 08/22/15
Canyon Creek Complex
Fact Sheet

Type of Incident: Wildfire
Cause: Lightning
Date of Origin: August 12, 2015
Location: One mile south of the towns of John Day and Canyon City, Oregon.
Types of Fuel: Timber with brush/grass understory and areas of medium density logging slash.
Structures Threatened: 300+
Structures Damaged: 50+
Residences Destroyed: 36 (according to the Grant County Sheriff's Office)
Current Size: 67,456 acres
Percent Containment: 17%
Number of Personnel: 902
Types of resources: 3 Type 1 Crews, 14 Type 2 Crews, 4 Helicopter, 64 Engines, 19 Dozers, 8
Skidgines, 25 Water tenders

ODOT: will begin a pilot car for Hwy 395 travel south today from 9AM- 5PM everyday leaving from John Day at the top of the hour. Expect delays on Hwy 395.

Weather: temperatures will begin to increase creating warmer and dryer conditions with light winds from the southeast increasing to southwest by Sunday afternoon.

Air Quality Index: Today is moderate to good.

Jerry's Draw Fire:
Jerry's Draw Fire occurred August 20 at 4:45 PM in the Ricco Road area north of Prairie City. Using aggressive initial attack by both ground and air resources it has been held at 240 acres. Firefighters made great progress completing a fireline around the fire and will continue to reinforce with dozer and handline today. Structure protection was provided and no structure was lost.

Canyon Creek Complex Recent Activities:
Air operations held the line when the wind kicked up yesterday, and burnout operations along road 15 into the Parrish Cabin Fire was successful in securing a fireline into the wilderness.
Crews were able to reinforce line to the north and are continuing to secure the fireline on the west side of the fire.
Night operations continue to assist with the suppression efforts.
Planned actions include:
Continue to secure priority divisions where highest public and community infrastructure are threatened. Hold completed line on the north, west, and south sides of the fire perimeter to continue to improve and extend fireline to increase total containment.
Continue strategic planning to assess suppression action into the wilderness.
Utilize air resources on the southern flank to assist crews in building fireline and securing the perimeter.
Oregon Trails Electric Coop is continuing their efforts to restore power to residences along Hwy 395.

Evacuation Update on Canyon Creek Complex

Level 3 Evacuations: Jerry's Draw Fire
There are no level 3 evacuations in place at this time for the Jerry's Draw fire. All areas have been reduced to a level 1

Level 3 Evacuations: Canyon Creek Complex
· The area west of County Road 62, south of the forest boundary (MP 12) and north of the 16 to the junction of FR 15/16 is in a level 3 evacuation. CR 62 and the 16 are open for through travel, at this time.
· Forest Closures remain in effect. Current Forest Orders are available at:
http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/malheur/home/?cid=stelprd3845529.

Level 2 Evacuations: Jerry's Draw Fire
· Dixie View

Decreased to Level 2: Canyon Creek Complex
· South on Dog Creek Road to Little Dog Creek
· Upper end of Pine Creek Road from Berry Ranch Lane
· From J - L south to the end of County Road 65.

Level 1 Evacuations: Canyon Creek Complex
· Adams Road and Adams Drive Marysville
· Eagle Peak Gardner Ranch
· Pineview Buckhorn
· Edgewood Little Pine
· Rebel Hill Lower Pine Creek from Berry Ranch Lane

Lifted Evacuations: Canyon Creek Complex
· Canyon Creek along Hwy. 395, from the fire perimeter north at Canyon City to the J-L Ranch
· Izee-Paulina Road from Hwy 395
· Seneca
· Nan's Rock Road, Laycock Creek Road, Luce Creek, West Bench Road

Roads Reopened:
· Marysville from Hwy. 395 to Dog Creek and the junction of Hwy. 26

Road Closures:
· Hwy. 395 remains closed
· Homeowners on the lower Little Canyon Mountain Trail area can also access their homes.
· The 15 road remains closed.
· South from Dog Creek to Little Dog Creek is closed

Evacuation level definitions:
LEVEL 1: A Level 1 Evacuation means "BE READY" for potential evacuation.
LEVEL 2: A Level 2 Evacuation means "BE SET" to evacuate.
LEVEL 3: A Level 3 Evacuation means "GO" Evacuate now, leave immediately.
Potlucks and Sparkplugs: FireWise Success Catches on in Upper Cow Creek (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/22/15
Kathy Staley, community sparkplug
Kathy Staley, community sparkplug
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The Oregon Department of Forestry and Douglas Forest Protective Association released the following news release today



News Release
August 22, 2015

Major Media
For immediate distribution

Contacts:
Marcus Kauffman, ODF, Stouts Creek Fire Information: 541-825-3724; Cell: 206-402-7175
Kyle Reed, DFPA, 541-672-6507 X 136 CELL: 541-817-7186


Potlucks and Sparkplugs: FireWise Success Catches on in Upper Cow Creek


Southern Oregon is wildfire country. In the last five years about one-third of the 325,000-acre Tiller Ranger District has been blackened by wildfire. This year, the Stouts Creek Fire has already burned over 25,000 and was 82 percent contained on August 22, 2015. Locals here know about living with wildfire. They have learned that adapting to wildfire means getting to know your neighbors and that potlucks are the perfect place talk about being a fire-adapted community.

When the Stouts Creek Fire was threatening homes east of the community of Azalea, fire managers were pleased to learn that Milo, Tiller, and Upper Cow Creek Road were designated FireWise Communities. Being Firewise means homeowners have taken significant steps to make their homes defensible from a wildfire. After several years of hard work, 14 homes and several roads including Upper Cow Creek Rd have defensible space and have joined the dozen other recognized FireWise communities in Douglas County.

The maxim of many hands makes light work applies. Grant resources, program support and technical assistance came from the Douglas Forest Protective Association, the Umpqua National Forest, Douglas County Public Works, the Phoenix Charter School and others. At the grassroots level, neighbors did not just come together on their own. There was a spark, a catalyst, someone who overcame the inertia and fostered change. That person was Kathy Staley of Upper Cow Creek Rd.

"The Umpqua National Forest is part of our community," said Kathy Staley. "Donna Owens, Tiller District Ranger, made it easy for us. We hold regular potlucks and Donna and her staff began attending. As we got to know one another we naturally broadened our circle of care to include those who work for the Forest Service," she explained.

"Prior to these gatherings, the relationship with the Umpqua NF was often adversarial. It helped that Ranger Owens was willing to say the tough but honest things," Staley said. "That built trust in the eyes of the community members."

Clearly motivated, Kathy explained that her career as an engineering inspector gave her a sharp and critical eye.

"I saw a need," she explained. "I'm relatively new to the community. We learned that there were grants available to help pay for removing the brush and small trees to make our homes safer from wildfire," she said. The grant funds and other monies helped pay for road crews removing roadside brush.

"Red Apple Road used to be tight with brush," explained Kathy Pack of Upper Cow Creek Road. "It made me nervous thinking about driving it during a wildfire. Getting the roads and houses cleared of brush out really gave me piece of mind," she said.

Once the neighbors learned that they could meet their commitment by contributing their time, the idea spread like creamy peanut butter. Using the county's road crew and students from the Phoenix Charter School, they were able conduct defensible space activities at more than a dozen homes--removing brush and small trees and pruning up the branches on larger trees to make the homes safer from wildfire.

"We've owned this piece of land for 30 years," said Jim Pack. "I planted all the trees myself and each one has a name. This place is a dream come true for me. Making it safer from wildfire was just something we had to do. We have too much at stake to live with the risk of it burning."

Just as local residents gave their time, staff from the Tiller Ranger District understood they had to do the same. "The relationship building just took time," said Terry Brown, Fire Management Officer, Tiller Ranger District. "The relationships we have with the community are the most valuable results from this process."

The Douglas Forest Protective Association formed the third leg of the FireWise triangle. FireWise Coordinator Dennis Sifford advises communities on becoming FireWise.
"The program helps make homeowners aware of the risks and teaches them about the little things they can do to help their homes survive a wildfire," said Dennis.

Wildfire is a frequent visitor to southern Oregon. Building resilience and adapting to wildfire depends on knowing your neighbors, widening the circle of care and finding the catalysts in the community who can make things happen. In these Firewise communities, these grass roots efforts have clearly paid off.

"When I learned that the residents of Upper Cow Creek Road were designated FireWise, I was more confident that we could protect the homes and that our firefighters would come home safely," explained Steve Bowen, Structural Liason for the Stouts Creek Fire.


Helpful Links:
http://www.dfpa.net
http://www.firewise.org
http://www.fs.usda.gov/umpqua
http://www.swofire.com

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Attached Media Files: Kathy Staley, community sparkplug , Defensible space around the home of Jim and Kathy Pack , Residents of Upper Cow Creek Rd with IMT 2 Steve Bowen
Search Continues for Missing Man Near Laurence Lake
Hood River Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/22/15
PARKDALE, ORE. - The search continues today for seventy-five year old David Bullock of The Dalles. On August 20, 2015 at about 4:00pm Joella Bullock, wife of 75 year old David Bullock called and said that her husband was missing. The couple hiked a trail from Laurence Lake and at about noon Mr. Bullock separated from his wife to go on a short search of an area off the trail. Mr. Bullock left all of his gear with his wife and took the family's three dogs with him. He did not return in a timely manner and his cell phone could not be reached. Mr. Bullock was dressed in a tee shirt and shorts. He was described by his wife as an experienced hiker and in good shape.

On August 22, 2015, crews from the Crag Rats, Multnomah County, Pacific Northwest Search and Rescue, Wasco County and Mountain Wave continue to scour the area for Bullock. Crews are concentrating on tighter grid patterns in areas that have been covered by previous teams, as well as expanding the search area.

Due to heavy smoke in the area, air operations have been suspended. At this point, searchers have not located any signs of Bullock or his dogs. Crews and search areas for tomorrow's operations are being coordinated if Bullock is not located today.
Red Cross Services Shift to Grizzly Fire n Oregon/Washington Border
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/22/15
John Day, Ore. - As wildfire-affected residents in and around John Day continue to receive help from devoted community members, Red Cross recovery services volunteers are winding down their work here. Caseworkers will be on site at the LDS church at 26 John Day Hwy until 4 p.m. Saturday. Residents needing assistance after this time may call (541) 620-8454 to access Red Cross help.

"John Day is a tremendously resilient community," says Cara Sloman, regional disaster program manager and director of the central/eastern Oregon Red Cross wildfire response operation. "This supportive environment allows us to maximize our work with partner agencies and provide recovery services quickly and efficiently, while minimizing emotional upheaval after such a terrible disaster."

Sloman and another member of the Red Cross team, both of whom have been overseeing the Red Cross wildfire response in this area, will head to Baker City this evening to help volunteers stationed at the high school in Enterprise. The school has been turned into a shelter to temporarily house residents from the unincorporated towns of Troy and Flora who have been evacuated from their homes due to the Grizzy Fire in remote northeast Oregon.

Donations to the Red Cross enable trained volunteers to respond whenever, wherever there is a need to provide shelter, meals, recovery planning and emotional support. Contributions can be made by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or by visiting www.redcross.org or at any US Bank branch.
Ymhill County Wildfire Smoke
Yamhill Co. Public Health - 08/22/15
Please see attached release.


Attached Media Files: 2015-08/4855/87215/smoke_release_08_22_15.pdf
Smokey Conditions are Causing Increased Call Volume to Washington County 9-1-1
Hillsboro Fire and Rescue - 08/22/15
Smokey conditions in the Portland Metro area from wildland fires in Central Oregon, Willamina Oregon and Washington State are resulting in an increased call volume to Washington County Consolidated Communications Agency (WCCCA) 9-1-1 operators. The agency has been inundated with calls for smoke investigations.

The Hillsboro Fire Department would like to remind citizens to call 9-1-1 when they see a distinct column of smoke or smoke coming from a specific source.


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Multiple Agencies Searching the Columbia River for Missing Paddle Boarder Near Hood River
Hood River Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/22/15
HOOD RIVER, ORE. - Search and Rescue crews are continuing a search this morning for a Miami, Florida man that was reported missing yesterday afternoon. The Hood River County Sheriff's Office received a call around 3:30 p.m. on August 21, 2015, after a paddl