The Community Military Appreciation Committee (CMAC) will present Vancouver’s Memorial Day Observance Monday, May 28, 2019, at 11 a.m., at the Bandstand on the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Parade Grounds. CMAC has organized this event with help from its partners, the City of Vancouver, National Park Service (NPS), the National Trust,
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The event features keynote speaker, Lt. Col. Scottie S. Redden, Inspector Instructor, 6th Engineer Support Battalion headquartered in Portland, Oregon.
Retired Army Colonel Larry J. Smith will be the Master of Ceremonies. Tracy Fortmann, National Park Service Superintendent will speak, as well as City of Vancouver Mayor, Anne McEnerny-Ogle; chair of the Board of Clark County Councilors Marc Boldt; and U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera-Beutler. Vancouver Police Officer Rey Reynolds will sing the National Anthem. There will be a dove release and color guards, as well as the 204th Band playing a military medley.
C-Tran busses #25, 32, and 37 will provide transportation directly to the Bandstand that day. Parking is available at Hudson’s Bay High School, where attendees may ride a C-Tran shuttle to and from the event site.
Hot dogs and light lunch items will be available. There will be a National Park Service Soldier’s Bivouac enactment on the parade grounds before and after the ceremony until at least 2:00 pm.
CMAC is an all-inclusive group composed of members representing youth, education, civic, military, veterans groups, and local governments. CMAC executes and plans community-wide events, such as the Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Our Community Salutes, and POW/MIA Day ceremonies as well as recognition/support of military families of all services. Learn more about CMAC atwww.cmac11.com.
On Friday, 5/25/2018, at approximately 9:40 a.m., Multnomah County Sheriff's Office River Patrol deputies responded to a report of a body in the water of the North Portland Harbor, near the east end. MCSO River Patrol units arrived in the area a short time later and recovered the body of a deceased adult male from the water.
MCSO detectives have been notified and will be conducting a death investigation. The body will be turned over to the Multnomah County Medical Examiner's Office. No further details are available at this time, pending identification and family notifications.
Date: Monday, May 29, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m. Regular Meeting
Location: Hockinson High School Library
Address: 16819 NE 159th St.; Brush Prairie, WA 986
Woodburn police officers are seeking the public’s help finding a man who robbed Gina’s Restaurant at knifepoint and injured one of its employees.
On May 24 at approximately 9:32 a.m., Woodburn police officers responded to Gina’s Restaurant, located at 1186 N. Pacific Hwy., on a report of an armed robbery. Police found two victims inside the restaurant, one who received a serious laceration to her arm during a struggle with the suspect who had a knife. Local EMS transported the victim to an area hospital in stable condition. The suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Police were able to locate nearby video surveillance of the suspect moments before the armed robbery and those photos are included with this release.
He is a white adult male in his 20s, approximately 5-foot-9 and 180 pounds. He had medium to neck-length dark brown hair. The suspect was wearing a white baseball cap with a blue or green bill, white t-shirt, dark green coveralls and light colored shoes with dark soles.
Police believe the suspect was in the area between the south side (back) of Gina’s Restaurant/Woodburn Laundromat and the Woodburn Les Schwab parking lot as early as 7:50 a.m. until the time of the robbery.
The Woodburn Police Department wants to know if anyone saw the suspect at any time prior to or after the armed robbery.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to call 503-982-2345.
Media inquiries today should be directed to Det. Andy Shadrin or Deputy Chief Marty Pilcher at the number above.
The practice of using special housing has been the subject of scrutiny because of the harmful impact on incarcerated people, staff, and public safety for the community at large. In 2015, the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) partnered with The Vera Institute of Justice in the Safe Alternatives to Segregation Initiative, a partnership with four other local and state corrections agencies willing to address this difficult issue.
A report presenting highlights of the findings of Vera’s assessment of these systems, and recommendations for ways these systems can reduce their use of restrictive housing and employ safe, effective alternatives was released earlier this month. Recently, Vera released Rethinking Restrictive Housing, a special online version of that report, now including updates on the impact these reforms had on (DOC) and the progress made to date.
DOC significantly reduced the men and women in special housing:
Generally defined as holding someone in a cell, typically for 22 to 24 hours a day, with minimal human interaction or sensory stimuli, the practice can result in significant physical and psychological damage with negative repercussions that persist well after release.
"We are committed to both reducing the number of men and women in special housing and the length of time spent in these units in a safe manner for staff and other adults in custody. The department’s two pronged mission requires that we hold offenders accountable and reduce future criminal behavior. Living in special housing for an extended period of time, is counterproductive in our effort to prepare these individuals for reentry into our communities,” states DOC Director Colette S. Peters.
“For too long, restrictive housing has been a deeply hidden and misunderstood issue,” said Sara Sullivan, Project Director for Vera’s Safe Alternatives to Segregation Initiative. “We commend these five partner sites for opening their doors to Vera and for welcoming assistance as they tackle this with urgency. Through this work, these corrections agencies have joined the movement towards promoting safety for all those who work and live in jails and prisons, while respecting the dignity and worth of those in their care.”
DOC employs 4,700 staff members at 14 institutions, two community corrections offices, and several centralized support facilities throughout the state. The agency is responsible for the care and custody of over 14,700 adults sentenced to more than 12 months of incarceration, and direct or indirect supervision of 31,000 offenders on felony supervision in the community. DOC is recognized nationally among correctional agencies for providing adults in custody with the cognitive, education, and job skills needed to become productive citizens when they transition back to their communities.
About the Vera Institute of Justice
The Vera Institute of Justice is an independent nonprofit national research and policy organization working with governments to build and improve justice systems that ensure fairness, promote safety, and strengthen communities.
Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (Public comment period scheduled for 10:50 am - 11:00 am.)
Location: Clackamas Community College, 19600 Mollala Ave., Oregon City, OR 97045
Agenda: Available online
(Portland, OR) – Health Share of Oregon’s Community Advisory Council will host a public meeting next Wednesday, May 31 at 10:00 am.
Updates on Health Share’s Ride to Care program, which manages the non-emergent medical transportation benefit, and a discussion on the Oregon Health Authority’s CCO 2.0 process top the agenda.
The meeting is open to the public and OHP members are encouraged to attend.
Reasonable accommodations will be provided as needed for persons with disabilities. Those needing accommodations should contact Mariotta Gary-Smith at email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org or (503) 416-2179 at least 48 hours before the meeting.
About Health Share of Oregon
Health Share of Oregon is the state’s largest Medicaid coordinated care organization (CCO), serving OHP members in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington Counties. Our mission is to partner with communities to achieve ongoing transformation, health equity, and the best possible health for each individual.
Health Share was founded and continues to be governed by eleven health care organizations serving OHP members: Adventist Health, CareOregon, Central City Concern, Clackamas County, Kaiser Permanente, Legacy Health, Multnomah County, Oregon Health & Science University, Providence Health & Services, Tuality Health Alliance and Washington County.
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On May 12th, 2018 at about 3:00 AM, a female adult was severely assaulted after arriving home in McMinnville from work. The McMinnville Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance with locating video surveillance footage along certain sections of highway between McMinnville and the Tualatin area, between the specific hours of 2:00 AM and 4:00 AM on Saturday, May 12th, 2018.
If you own or operate a business along any of the following sections of roadway, or if you live along the roadway, and you have a video surveillance system that clearly records the roadway, we are asking you to call the McMinnville Police Department “Tipline” at 503-434-2337. Please leave your name, address, phone number, and business name if applicable, so we can contact you as soon as possible.
We ask that you please take all reasonable steps necessary to immediately preserve the complete section of video footage for May 12th, 2018 from 2:00 AM to 4:00 AM until such time as we can make arrangements to collect it. Thank you for your assistance.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 25, 2018
Use a smartphone to easily find farm stands, u-pick fields, on-farm events with Oregon’s Bounty at www.oregonfb.org.
Strawberries, asparagus, squash, and salad greens — not to mention bedding plants, flowering baskets, and fresh-cut flowers — are just a few favorites of spring’s agricultural bounty in Oregon.
But if you want to venture out into the country, where can you buy directly from the source?
“Everyone knows where their local farmers market is. But what about roadside farm stands, u-pick fields, and on-farm events out in rural areas? That’s where Oregon’s Bounty comes in,” said Anne Marie Moss, OFB Communications Director.
Oregon’s Bounty at www.oregonfb.org is a searchable directory of nearly 300 family farms and ranches that sell food and foliage directly to the public.
Oregon’s Bounty allows visitors to do keyword searches for specific agriculture products — such as berries, cauliflower, honey, or eggs — and/or search for farms within a specific region of the state. Visitors can also do a keyword search for “u-pick” or “events” to find farms that offer those activities.
“Oregonians love farm-fresh food. Thanks to the diversity of agriculture in this great state, we can buy an enormous variety of seasonal fruits, vegetables, flowers, foliage, meat, and nuts directly from the families who grew it,” said Moss.
“Each of the farms listed in Oregon’s Bounty are owned and operated by Farm Bureau members who are proud to share what they’ve raised with the public,” said Moss. “Spring is a great time to take a trip into the beautiful countryside and experience Oregon agriculture firsthand.”
Note to Editors: “Farm Bureau” is a registered trademark; please capitalize in all cases.
The state’s largest general farm organization, Oregon Farm Bureau is a grassroots, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization representing the interests of the state's farmers and ranchers in the public and policymaking arenas.
First established in Oregon in 1919, Farm Bureau is organized in all 36 counties and has nearly 7,000 member families professionally engaged in agriculture. OFB’s 15th President, Barry Bushue, is a third-generation farmer raising a variety of vegetables, berries, and pumpkins at a nearly century-old farm near Boring.
KINGSLEY FIELD, Ore. – The 173rd Fighter Wing out of Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Ore. will conduct Memorial Day flyovers for ceremonies at locations throughout Oregon.
F-15 Eagle fighter jets are scheduled to conduct flyovers at the following community locations at, or around, the designated times on Monday, May 28.
10:45 a.m. Independence State Airport, Independence, Ore.
11:00 a.m. Veterans Memorial Park, Beaverton, Ore.
11:00 a.m. Veterans Memorial Park, Klamath Falls, Ore.
11:10 a.m. Oregon Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Portland, Ore.
11:15 a.m. Mt View Cemetery, Oregon City, Ore.
11:15 a.m. Eagle Point National Cemetery, Eagle Point, Ore.
11:25 a.m. Roseburg National Cemetery, Roseburg, Ore.
11:30 a.m. City View Cemetery, Salem, Ore.
11:40 a.m. Brookings Harbor Port, Brookings, Ore.
12:00 p.m. Woodville Cemetery, Rogue River, Ore.
12:15 p.m. Boatnik at Riverside Park, Grants Pass, Ore.
12:20 p.m. Hillcrest Memorial Park, Medford, Ore.
12:25 p.m. Memory Gardens, Medford, Ore.
All passes will be approximately 1,000 feet above ground level and about 400 mph airspeed. Flights could be canceled or times changed due to inclement weather or operational contingencies.
The Oregon Air National Guard has been an integral part of the nation's air defense since 1941. The 173rd FW is home to the premier F-15C pilot training facility for the United States Air Force.
A U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle from the 173rd Fighter Wing, Oregon Air National Guard, takes off down the ramp at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon. The 173rd FW is home to the sole F-15 Eagle training schoolhouse for the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason van Mourik)
SALEM, Ore.—The State Forest Stewardship Coordinating Committee will meet Wednesday, May 30, from 9 - 11 a.m. in the Sun Pass Room, Building D, Oregon Department of Forestry Salem Headquarters, 2600 State Street.
The committee will discuss the following topics:
This is a public meeting, everyone is welcome. The meeting space is accessible to persons with disabilities. Requests for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made at least 48 hours before the meeting. For more information about attending the meeting please contact Susan Dominique at 503-945-7502.The State Forest Stewardship Coordinating Committee advises the State Forester on policy and procedures for the U.S. Forest Service State and Private Forestry Programs, such as Forest Legacy and Forest Stewardship. The committee consists of representatives from state and federal natural resource agencies, private forest landowners, consulting foresters, and forest industry and conservation organizations. You can find more information at: www.oregon.gov/ODF/Board/Pages/SCC.aspx.
Evergreen Public Schools invites the community to experience over 50 video games and interactive apps that have been created by students at a Game Design Expo on Saturday, June 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be at Cascade Park Community Library, 600 NE 136 Ave, Vancouver WA.
Besides hands-on gaming fun, experts from the game design industry and colleges offering computer science and game design degrees will be available to talk with students and parents/guardians. Stephen Kick from Nightdive Studios will be a keynote speaker.
Game design courses are offered through the computer science pathway at Evergreen Public Schools, as part of the CTE (Career Technical Education) program. “There is a lot of interest in this field of study, and more girls are signing up for it every year,” said CTE Program Manager, John Akers. “This Expo is a great opportunity for elementary and middle school kids to find out whether it is something that interests them.”
All ages are welcome, and admission is free.
About CTE: CTE prepares learners for the world of work by introducing them to workplace competencies, and makes academic content accessible to students by providing it in a hands-on context. Over 125 CTE courses in Evergreen Public Schools allow students to explore high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers in emerging industries. Forty-nine of these courses also fulfill core requirements for graduation. Students have the opportunity to earn college credits while taking many of the courses offered in CTE. The 2016 graduation rate among Evergreen Public Schools CTE students was 90%. Nationally, about 12.5 million high school and college students are enrolled in CTE pathways. To learn more, go to evergreenps.org/departments/CCTE.
Kelso, Wash - The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Marine Patrol received a call of a man who was clinging to his capsized boat in the Cowlitz River in Kelso. Deputies responded and they were able to pull the man on board. The man, Wayne Snaza, 57 years, said that he had been in the water for about an hour.
Snaza said the outboard motor on his 12 foot aluminum boat became loose and that contributed to the boat sinking in the river. Snaza who did not have a PFD (Life vest) was very cold and had a hard time moving when the deputies arrived.
The deputies, Nate Hockett and Sgt Troy Brightbill were able to tow the sunken boat to the shore for Snaza.
Firefighters from Longview Fire and District 2 Fire responded and manned the bank ready to help if needed. Snaza was checked by medical aid, but he declined to be transported to the hospital.
CCD. Charlie Rosenzweig states "The water is still dangerous cold this time of year and people need to be very cautious. Boaters should wear life vests so if an accident happens they are prepared."
The photo attached was taken by the Longview Fire.
GRESHAM, OR. – Local youth will share their thoughts on safety in schools, bullying and technology at the Gresham Youth Summit, convened by Mayor Shane Bemis. Select students from all Gresham high schools will be invited to attend and participate in moderated youth panel discussions on Tuesday, May 29 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 1331 NW Eastman Parkway.
Youth voices have been a critical factor in recent national conversations. Gresham’s summit will feature those voices with panel discussions including students from area high schools, moderated by Bemis. The summit will also use technology to examine thoughts and opinions of the larger group in real-time during the discussion.
Through his involvement with the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Bemis will also be leading a national task force on youth involvement, which launches during the Conference’s upcoming annual meeting.
“We have a laser focus on children and families right now in Gresham. Given the national focus on youth voices, this seemed an opportune moment to connect with the young people in our community to hear their thoughts on issues that matter to them,” said Mayor Bemis.
If this afternoon’s hectic pace is any indication, it’s going to be a long, hot summer for firefighters.
Clark County Fire District 6 crews were called to two brush fires in the 7100 block of Northbound Interstate 5 shortly after 3 p.m. today. They were joined by two Vancouver Engines and one Water Tender to battle a fast-moving brush fire.
No idea yet what started the blazes, or if they’re connected. The flames moved up the hill on the east side of the freeway, near the railroad tunnel.
An estimated 20 firefighters grabbed wild land hoses to battle the blaze. They were challenged by steep terrain and surprisingly dry fuels, but they stopped the fire short of a stand of tall fir trees.
No one was hurt fighting the blaze. There is a homeless camp in the area and it’s estimated that some inhabitants were forced to leave because of heavy smoke.
The Clark County Fire Marshal’s office is investigating the cause of today’s fire.
PIO/Clark County Fire District 6 (not Vancouver)
SILVERTON, Ore. — What you learn at an evening workshop Tuesday, June 5 at the Oregon Garden in Silverton might save your home from wildfire. The Citizen Fire Academy class helps Oregonians take simple steps to prepare for wildfire. Cost is $5 per person. The class is from 6 to 9 p.m. The Oregon Garden’s address is 879 W. Main Street, Silverton. Register online at https://tinyurl.com/CitizenFireAcademyJune2018
“Oregon communities are at risk for wildfire,” said Oregon State University Extension Forester Glenn Ahrens. “The good news is that if we prepare, we can reduce the risk to our property. Communities that survive fire events are the ones that have a plan and act on it.”
“The most important area to defend is within 200 feet of a home or other structure,” said National Fire Plan Coordinator Jenna Nelson with the Oregon Department of Forestry. “The class explains what property owners can do in this area to make sure there is no buildup of flammable fuel, such as dead leaves or conifer needles in gutters or on roofs.”
For more information about the class, contact Ahrens at 503-655-8631 or by email at email@example.com
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May 24, 2018
Contact: Sara Stewart
The Basic Telecommunications Curriculum Committee will hold a regular curriculum meeting at 10:00-15:00 on June 27, 2018. The meeting will be held in the conference room A234 at DPSST. The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the deaf or hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made before the meeting by calling the contact listed above.
This is a public meeting, subject to the public meeting law and it will be recorded. Deliberation of issues will only be conducted by DPSST Telecommunications Curriculum Committee unless permitted by the Chair. Individuals who engage in disruptive behavior that impedes official business will be asked to stop being disruptive or leave the meeting. Additional measures may be taken to have disruptive individuals removed if their continued presence poses a safety risk to the other persons in the room or makes it impossible to continue the meeting.
The Oregon State Police wants to alert the public to the passage of Senate Bill 144 from the 2017 Oregon Legislative Session, which took effect on January 1, 2018. Senate Bill 144 makes it unlawful to remove an archaeological object from public land without a permit.
ORS 358.920 prohibits a person from excavating, injuring, destroying or altering an archaeological site or object or removing an archaeological object located on public or private lands in Oregon unless that activity is authorized by a permit. Prior to the passage of Senate Bill (SB) 144, pursuant to ORS 358.915, a person who unintentionally discovered an archaeological object that had been exposed by the forces of nature on public OR private lands could retain the object for personal use. However, after the passage of SB 144, that exemption no longer applies to public lands. As of January 1, 2018, a person is only exempt from the prohibitions found in ORS 358.920 if they unintentionally discover an archaeological object that has been exposed by the forces of nature on private property. Individuals found to have excavated, injured, destroyed or altered an archaeological site or object or removed an archaeological object located on public lands could be subject to prosecution.
As the summer months approach and more people are out recreating on public lands, citizens are reminded to leave discovered archaeological objects in place and not to remove and/or retain them. Removing an archaeological object from public land without a permit is punishable as a Class B Misdemeanor Crime. Citizens with questions about archaeological objects can email the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office at egon.Heritage@oregon.gov">Oregon.Heritage@oregon.gov. Reports of anyone observed illegally collecting artifacts or looting of archaeological sites/gravesites can be made to the Oregon State Police (24/7) at 1-800-452-7888 or by using your cell phone keypad to dial OSP (677) .
This weekend is Memorial Day Weekend, the unofficial launch into summer. Experts already predict that this will be the busiest traffic weekend of the year. To help keep your spirits high during your vehicle travel, take a few pointers from us here at the Oregon State Police.
Plan ahead, be prepared and above all else be patient.
The Oregon State Police patrol will be out in force this weekend. Oregon State Troopers will be focusing on maintaining the flow of traffic as well as enforcing all traffic laws but especially the Fatal 5. These 5 major categories of driving behaviors contribute to most fatal or serious injury crashes.
The Oregon State Police hopes that we don’t have to see you this memorial day weekend. Have safe holiday.
A broad coalition of stakeholders met today to discuss ways Oregon can help counties and tribal governments improve responses to people in the criminal justice system who have behavioral health needs.
Thirty-two of the state’s 36 local public safety coordinating councils (LPSCC) were represented at the Oregon Forum on Behavioral Health and Public Safety, which took place at the Salem Convention Center. Attendees included sheriffs, jail commanders, community mental health program (CMHP) directors, probation and parole officers, judges, local police departments, LPSCC coordinators, jail mental health directors, representatives from coordinated care organizations, Oregon Health Authority behavorial health staff, district attorneys and public defenders.
Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick Allen said, “The justice system was designed to prevent, protect against and prosecute criminal offenses. It was not designed to treat mental illness. The best way to support people with mental illness is to connect them to treatment in our local communities. Today’s conversation is a chance to deepen the partnership between Oregon’s behavioral health and public safety systems and lay the groundwork for more effective solutions that better promote individual recovery and community safety.”
Participants at the forum discussed the challenges that local governments and the state face regarding community behavioral health treatment and services, including services that are tailored to people in the criminal justice system. They also discussed how to increase access to and effectiveness of behavioral health treatment in localities across the state and how to improve information and data sharing across behavioral health and criminal justice agencies.
“While Oregon has a rich base of behavioral health treatment practitioners, services are not equally accessible to all, especially for people in the criminal justice system,” said Michael Schmidt, Executive Director of the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission (CJC). “Even when people are able to access services, those services too often are not timely or tailored to be most effective in addressing the unique characteristics and needs of people with frequent contact with the criminal justice system.”
The statewide forum builds on the national 50-State Summit on Public Safety, which was hosted by The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center in partnership with the Association of the State Correctional Administrators (ASCA) in November 2017. The CSG Justice Center is a national nonprofit organization that provides practical, nonpartisan advice and evidence-based strategies to increase public safety and strengthen communities.
Attending the 50-State Summit from Oregon were CJC Director Mike Schmidt, Oregon Department of Corrections Director Colette Peters and Assistant Director for Offender Management and Rehabilitation Heidi Stewart and Judge Kelly Skye. They joined teams from 49 other states at the summit to examine local criminal justice trends and identify strategies for reducing crime and recidivism, improving outcomes for people who have mental illnesses and substance addictions, and reducing spending on prisons and jails.
“Like many states across the nation, Oregon has seen an increase in the number of drug overdose deaths over the last decade, particularly from methamphetamine use. Local and state law enforcement and corrections departments report that many people in their custody struggle with mental illnesses and substance addictions,” said Dr. Reginald C. Richardson Sr., Executive Director of the Oregon Alcohol and Drug Policy Commission. “Developing a more comprehensive and integrated statewide behavioral health strategy is essential to supporting local systems.”
Oregon is currently seeking to partner with the CSG Justice Center to use a data-driven behavorial health justice reinvestment approach to analyze and address the state’s challenges. This project would be a unique approach in that county and tribal government officials would help drive the project to ensure that the statewide strategies identified can truly improve behavioral health and criminal justice outcomes and reduce costs at the local level.
The Oregon Criminal Justice Commission and Oregon Alcohol and Drug Policy Commission hosted the state forum, and it was facilitated by representatives from the CSG Justice Center. Funding for the forum was provided by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance.
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports that Joshua Lee Laub, 29, a transient of Lebanon, was arrested on May 24, 2018, at about 6:00 a.m., in connection to a fire that occurred at a residence in the 300 block of Russell Street in Lebanon. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office 9-1-1 Center received a call regarding the fire on February 07, 2018, at 8:05 p.m., The Lebanon Fire Department extinguished the fire and fire investigators determined the cause was arson.
Detectives of the Linn County Sheriff’s Office conducted the criminal investigation. It was determined the residence was in foreclosure and nobody was living there at the time of the fire. The damage to the residence as a result of the fire was in excess of $75, 000. Investigators were able to identify Laub as a person of interest in the fire after receiving tips from the public. Ultimately Laub was interviewed and confessed to starting the fire.
Joshua Laub was arrested and charged with Arson I and Criminal Mischief I.
Vancouver, Wash. – The Clark County Council has invited a third finalist for the county manager position to participate in a moderated forum next week. Keith A. Regan, managing director of the County of Maui will join the forum with two other finalists announced last week. They are Rick Rudometkin, county manager of Eddy County, New Mexico, and Shawn Henessee, city administrator for Pleasant Hill, Missouri.
The forum will be 9-10 am Wednesday, May 30, in the sixth-floor Hearing Room of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St. It is open to the public and will be moderated by Jim Rumpeltes, interim county manager.
Regan has been managing director since 2011and has more than 20 years of experience in senior management in the public and private sector. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business operations from DeVry Institute of Technology, an MBA from the University of Phoenix and a master’s of public administration from the University of Southern California. He also earned a certificate in Senior Executives in State and Local Government from Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Rudometkin has held his current position since 2013 and previously served as Eddy County Public Works director. He has 24 years of progressive local and municipal government experience. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business management at Woodbury University, Burbank, California. He also holds credentials as a Certified Advocate for Public Ethics and Certified Public Manager through the New Mexico EDGE program.
Henessee has been city administrator of City of Pleasant Hill since 2017, and served as county administrator for Marinette County, Wisconsin, from 2015 – 2017. He has extensive experience with county and local government departments and functions. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Wichita State University, a master’s degree in political science from University of Kansas, and a juris doctor from University of Missouri.
With Memorial Day as the unofficial start of summer, Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley would like to remind citizens to be safe. This long weekend is typically packed with celebratory events. Every festive event presents hazards that we should all be aware of, and “Safety First” should always be a priority regardless of the activity planned. To help you enjoy the holiday weekend and keep it safe, we have gathered these helpful 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 road conditions beforehand and throughout the day.
Buckle up and observe speed limits.
Avoid driving distractions such as eating, cell phone conversations and texting.
Avoid the use of alcohol when you are going to be driving and use a designated driver.
Safety While Swimming & Boating.
Check weather and water conditions beforehand and be aware of cold water temperatures.
Always swim with a friend and stay in designated swimming areas.
Provide constant supervision to children in or near the water.
Wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket.
Protect yourself from the sun by applying a waterproof sunblock.
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.
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley would like to remind citizens of extra patrols scheduled for the summer.
For your added safety, there will also be saturation patrols in the Quartzville area during peak usage periods over the Memorial Day weekend. These positions are funded in partnership with Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and the Oregon State Marine Board.
On Friday May 25, 2018, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MAAD) is partnering with our office, Oregon State Police and other local agencies, to hold a Memorial Day holiday high visibility saturation patrol. This event is dedicated to Charlotte Fay Boyce, who tragically lost her life when she was hit by a drug impaired driver. Her brother, Mr. Don Boyce, will be in attendance at a dedication ceremony to kick off the saturation patrols on May 25, 2018, at 6:00pm., at the Albany Police Department community/training room.
MADD wants you to think before you get behind the wheel this Memorial Day weekend. For those personally impacted by drunk driving, drugged driving, and underage drinking consequences, MADD victim Services are available at no charge. MADD serves one person free of cost every fifteen minutes through local victim advocates and MADD’s 24-hour Victim Help Line at 1-877-MADD-HELP.
Have a safe and fun Memorial Day weekend!
Mt. Hood Community College recently received a $75,000 grant through the Gateway to College National Network to implement PDX Bridge – a Portland area program focused on connecting East County juvenile justice, foster, and homeless youth to post-secondary educational opportunities. The two-year grant was funded by the Meyer Memorial Trust.
PDX Bridge provides students from vulnerable populations with a “bridge” from high school through the completion of their first year of college. Through the program, high school students can access peer mentorship and college readiness/dual-enrollment classes. Once they finish high school, they will receive college success coaching at MHCC. Additionally, Worksystems’ SummerWorks initiative will offer summer internship opportunities to these students.
“With this grant, we will be able to serve some of the area’s most vulnerable and under-served youth populations,” said Kelley Keith, MHCC’s Dean of Adult Basic Skills and the grant manager. “This is a population very near and dear to my heart, ever since working with adjudicated and homeless youth in Oakland, California, more than a decade ago.”
The PDX Bridge program was piloted at Portland Community College in 2017. An initial cohort of 25 students will begin at MHCC by taking classes in Writing and Human Development.
“The students’ initial college start will be combined with intensive and comprehensive wraparound supports, led by a newly hired Student Success Coach,” said Keith. “And we’re already working with local case managers, high school counselors, and other partners to recruit youth for this opportunity.”
As part of the grant program, MHCC hired a student success coach who will guide, advise and connect the students to resources, and support and encourage them through their first year of college and beyond.
According to Children First of Oregon’s 2015 report, there are 3,066 children in foster care, 5,798 homeless children, and 3,366 adjudicated youth in the Portland area. Nationally, only 10 percent of foster youth enroll in post-secondary education and only 3 percent obtain a post-secondary credential, compared to 40 percent of their peers.
You can learn more about the PDX Bridge program at GatewaytoCollege.org/PDX-Bridge.html
On May 24, 2018 at 4:35 a.m. Beaverton Police officers arrested 56-year-old Spencer Heckathorne near SW Camelot Ct/SW Pointer Rd.
Officers performing self-initiated activity located Mr. Heckathorne sleeping in his vehicle. Mr. Heckathorne had two felony warrants for his arrest. The first warrant was a US Marshals warrant for Felon in Possession of a Firearm and the second warrant was out of Lane County for failure to appear in court for a Felon in Possession of a Firearm charge.
Mr. Heckathorne was taken into custody and transported to Washington County Jail. Mr. Heckathorne was also wanted by Gresham Police Department for Felony Elude, Escape in the Third Degree and Interfering with a Police Officer stemming from an incident which occurred in Gresham on April 22, 2018.
OREGON CITY – This summer, Clackamas Community College is offering an accelerated program that is designed to get students jobs in just three months – tuition free.
The CNC operator training, offered by Clackamas TechHire, will prepare qualified students for jobs as computer numerical control (CNC) operators. This 12-credit training will take place Monday-Thursday, June 25-Sept. 8, on the Oregon City campus, 19600 Molalla. Ave.
Clackamas TechHire is funded by a U.S. Department of Labor grant to provide young adults, ages 17-29, and frontline incumbent workers with the skills they need – through innovative training approaches, specialized services and one-on-one guidance and support – to gain employment in and advance to new positions in the manufacturing and technology industries. High school graduates are especially encouraged to apply.
“During this class I enjoyed the hands-on-learning environment. It’s easier to learn from seeing and doing rather than out of a book,” Faith Johnson, former TechHire student, said.
This course focuses on the skills required to operate CNC machine tools to produce high-quality, precision machined components for a wide variety of applications and industries. Students in the CNC operator training will learn:
Demand is high in manufacturing fields right now, with an average salary of $44,650, according to WorkSource. With continued education and training, CNC operators can advance to become CNC setup technicians, CNC programmers and precision machinists.
“I liked the professional atmosphere surrounding my classes. The teachers understood the needs of the industry and how to get us trained to get a job,” Loren Van Wiel, former TechHire student, said. “I have two job offers that I am deciding on right now!”
Want to learn more? CCC is hosting information sessions on Wednesdays at noon in the Family Resource Center, room 117, on the Oregon City campus. Contact TechHire advisors at firstname.lastname@example.org">TechHire@clackamas.edu or call Tom Brown at 503-594-3956. Visit our website at www.clackamas.edu/techhire.
OREGON CITY – Clackamas Community College’s Contemporary Voices Summer Music Camp is a five-day immersive musical experience for singers/musicians of any skill level, high school age and up.
The camp runs July 16-20 and is directed by Kathleen Hollingsworth, CCC’s director of vocal music. Camp participants will attend daily classes in singing, songwriting and recording where they can:
The cost for the camp is $150 and an extra $50 for the evening session. All classes and performances will be in the Niemeyer Center located on CCC’s Oregon City campus, 19600 Molalla Ave.
ALBERTINA KERR, KAISER SUNNYSIDE, AND BANK OF AMERICA ANNOUNCE GRADUATION CEREMONY FOR PROJECT SEARCH INTERNS
PORTLAND, Ore. (May 24, 2018) – Albertina Kerr and Kaiser Permanente will host a graduation ceremony for their Project SEARCH participants on May 25, 2018 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center – Sunnybrook Bldg.- Conference Rooms A&B-10180 SE Sunnyside Rd., Clackamas, OR 97015. This year’s graduating class of seven young adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities, participated in the nine-month internship and employment training program receiving classroom instruction, career exploration and learned technical and soft skills including communication, accountability and customer service.
Albertina Kerr’s Project SEARCH employment program helps young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities gain professional skills, find jobs and transition to careers in integrated work places. Albertina Kerr’s nationally recognized program holds an employment outcome rate of 86 percent by placing its interns into integrated workplaces. Albertina Kerr’s Project SEARCH is the first successful program of its type in the state of Oregon. Sunnyside’s graduating class worked in Environmental Services, Materials, Sterile Processing, ICU, Pediatrics, Food and Nutrition and Nursing Administration while participating in the program.
This program would not be possible without financial and community support. Bank of America Charitable Foundation generously supported this program with a $10,000 grant. The Bank of America Charitable Foundation supports workforce development programs that prepare individuals for meaningful employment with access to skills training.
“Project SEARCH exposes interns to an integrated work place increasing their independence and confidence in obtaining employment,” said Kayla Hall, Program Manager. Recent graduate, Lisa Snegeriv said, “It helped me with confidence and to learn new skills.” Lisa has landed her first full-time job at Fizz and Bubble.
This will be Albertina Kerr’s fourth Project SEARCH graduating class. Their first program was introduced in 2015 in partnership with Kaiser Permanente Westside Medical Center, which hosted their graduating class earlier this month of eight interns. This is Kaiser Permanente Sunnyside Medical Center second graduating class.
For more information about Project SEARCH, contact Jennifer Harmon at 503.408.4721 or Jennifer.Harmon@AlbertinaKerr.org.
About Albertina Kerr
Since 1907, Albertina Kerr has strengthened Oregon families and communities. Today, Albertina Kerr empowers people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental health challenges and other social barriers to lead self-determined lives and reach their full potential. For more information about Albertina Kerr, call 503.239.8101 or visit www.AlbertinaKerr.org
About Kaiser Permanente Northwest: Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to improving the health of individuals and the communities it served. Community initiatives are focused on the following categories: providing care and coverage to uninsured and underinsured individuals; helping federally qualified health centers, free-clinics, and other non-profit organizations improve and expand their treatment capacity; strengthening the health care industry through medical research, education, and supporting employee volunteering and community involvement.
About Project SEARCH: A nationally recognized internship program, Project SEARCH partners with local businesses to provide job training and skill development. This 9-month internship program trains interns in three different jobs, providing a chance to learn about strengths, skills, and work options they might be interested in pursuing. In addition, interns receive job coaching services and help with job placement.
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Salem, Oregon – Eugene artist Terri Warpinski will exhibit “From Here to There” in the Governor’s Office of the Capitol Building in Salem from June 4 to July 31.
Warpinski’s artistic work reflects her longstanding interest in the traces of human activity embedded in landscape. Oregon’s abundance of natural open spaces—whether oceans, rivers, plains (sage or grass), lakes or desert (dunes, scrub lands, or playas)—have been the source of contemplation and inspiration for her photography for more than 30 years.
After 32 years of teaching and administrative service at the University of Oregon, Warpinski is now a Professor Emerita of Art and dedicating her full attention to her studio practice. Her creative and scholarly career is distinguished by a Fulbright Fellowship (Israel 2000-2001) and most recently with a DAAD Research Grant (2016) to work in Berlin with the Stiftung Berliner Mauer as host institution. She is the recipient of an Individual Artist Fellowship (2014) and two Career Opportunity Grants (2015, 2013) from The Ford Family Foundation and the Oregon Art Commission. She has been awarded numerous artist residencies, including at Ucross (2000), Playa (2011, 2014) and Caldera (2016).
Recently completed projects include “Surface Tension: three landscapes of division and Liminal Matter: Fences,” in collaboration with Portland poet Laura Winter. Her work has been shown in more than 125 exhibitions including the Pingyao International Festival of Photography in China; the US Embassy in Jerusalem; Houston International Fotofest; Center for Photography at Woodstock; the University of the Arts Philadelphia; and San Francisco’s Camerawork.
The Art in the Governor’s Office Program honors selected artists in Oregon with exhibitions in the reception area of the Governor’s Office in the State Capitol. Artists are nominated by a statewide committee of arts professionals who consider artists representing the breadth and diversity of artistic practice across Oregon, and are then selected by the Arts Commission with the participation of the Governor’s Office. Only professional, living Oregon artists are considered and an exhibit in the Governor’s office is considered a “once in a lifetime” honor. Artists whose work has previously been shown in the Governor’s office include Henk Pander, Michele Russo, Manuel Izquierdo, James Lavadour, Margot Thompson, Gordon Gilkey and Yuji Hiratsuka.
The Oregon Arts Commission provides leadership, funding and arts programs through its grants, special initiatives and services. Nine commissioners, appointed by the Governor, determine arts needs and establish policies for public support of the arts. The Arts Commission became part of Business Oregon (formerly Oregon Economic and Community Development Department) in 1993, in recognition of the expanding role the arts play in the broader social, economic and educational arenas of Oregon communities. In 2003, the Oregon legislature moved the operations of the Oregon Cultural Trust to the Arts Commission, streamlining operations and making use of the Commission’s expertise in grantmaking, arts and cultural information and community cultural development.
The Arts Commission is supported with general funds appropriated by the Oregon legislature and with federal funds from the National Endowment for the Arts as well as funds from the Oregon Cultural Trust. More information about the Oregon Arts Commission is available online at: www.oregonartscommission.org.
Buying a license for your dog isn’t just about obeying the law ?"? it can save your dog’s life. Anyone who has experienced the panic and sorrow of having a lost dog knows how important it is to license your pet. Our dogs are our friends and companions and they look to us for nearly everything: food, shelter, water and love. They also need us to bring them home after they have wandered.
One of the best and most basic things we can do for our dogs is to license them. Our goal is to be able to reunite all lost dogs with their families and you can help us reach that goal with increased dog licensing. When Good Samaritans or Animal Services Deputies find stray dogs that are licensed, they can call the Lincoln County Animal Shelter for your information and your pet may never even have to come to the shelter.
While happy reunions are the most important consideration, failure to obtain a dog license can result in a $242 fine. All dogs in the county are required to be licensed within thirty days of residence whether or not you live in the city and whether or not your dog leaves your property. While cat licenses are not required, they help the animal shelter reunite families with their feline friends, too.
You may easily purchase or renew a license by mail, at the Animal Shelter, or at many local veterinarians’ offices. Applications and additional information are available online at www.LincolnCountyAnimalShelter.org.
Please keep your pets safe with a license, ID tag, and microchip, and remember to search for your lost pet at the Lincoln County Animal Shelter at 510 NE Harney St. in Newport and by calling 541-265-6610.
For more information and tips, visit our web site at www.lincolncountysheriff.net and Like us on Facebook at Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office – Oregon.
Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette (PPCW) has purchased property that will be transformed into a new, state-of-the-art health center in East Portland.
The Elsie H. Hillman East Portland Health Center will be located at 14601 S.E. Division St., which was previously occupied by Duke’s Country Bar and Grill. It will eventually replace PPCW’s Southeast Portland Health Center located at 3231 S.E. 50th Ave. Construction is slated to begin this summer, with the goal of being completed by the fall of 2019.
PPCW announced last November that the Henry L. Hillman Jr., Juliet Ashby Hillman and Summer Lea Hillman Foundations have generously committed $1 million to create a safe and welcoming place for people to receive affordable, high-quality and respectful sexual and reproductive health care and education.
“It took time and careful consideration to find the right location, but we’re confident this site is perfectly situated to be an anchor in East Portland,” says Sita Symonette, PPCW Board Chair. “The new location is further east than our Southeast Health Center to better serve the needs of the growing Portland metropolitan area. This new location will allow us to expand new programs and services we are already piloting, such as telehealth, to better reach patients in rural communities. We will also strengthen relationships with our community partners, to reach people with limited access to sexual and reproductive health care and education.”
PPCW Interim President & CEO Anne Udall adds: “Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette is committed to providing patients with high-quality, confidential and nonjudgmental care. We’re incredibly grateful to the compassionate and courageous supporters who strive to ensure that patients have access to the reproductive health care they need.”
The center will be named after Elsie Hilliard Hillman, mother and grandmother, respectively, of Portland philanthropists Henry Hillman Jr. and his daughters, Juliet and Summer. “Elsie,” as she was known to everyone, was a beloved political and civic leader in Pittsburgh who passed away in 2015. She dedicated her life to promoting gender equity in politics and to investing in causes that help women, LGBT people and racial minorities. Henry’s brother and sister are also generously supporting this project through their foundations, Audrey Hillman Fisher Foundation, Juliet Lea Hillman Simonds Foundation and William T. Hillman Foundation.
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Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette (PPCW) is the largest nonprofit provider of sexual and reproductive health care and youth education programs in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Since 1963, PPCW has successfully carried out its mission of providing, promoting and protecting access to quality reproductive and sexual health care. Each year, more than 55,000 women, men and teens visit one of PPCW's health centers. PPCW provides a wide range of education programs and healthcare services, including lifesaving cancer screenings, birth control, prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, emergency contraception, gynecological check-ups and Pap tests, breast exams, pregnancy testing and options information, and health counseling. For more information visit PPCW.org.
On Wednesday, May 22nd at approximately 9:45 am an inmate that was working in the South Salem area on a work crew ran off from the crew. The inmate, 22 year oldTarjen Jokon was working with a crew of inmates being supervised by a Marion County Deputy during the time. They were working on Kuebler Blvd in South Salem.
Mr Jokon was being held in the Marion County Transition Center on the charge of a probation violation for the original charge of Theft. Marion County Deputies conducted a search of the area for Mr Jokon but were unable to locate him. It is believed Mr Jokon was picked up from someone in a vehicle and drove him out of the area.
The Sheriff's Office has 4 work crews with approximately 8 inmates on each crew working in the community conducting weed control, clean up and numerous other tasks. The Sheriff's Office selects inmates that are housed in the Transition Center and typically have a low risk to public safety. This has been a great opportunity for inmates to learn skills, give them the opportunity to give back to our community as well as give them work experience that can help them secure employment once they transition back into the local community.
The Sheriff' Office is asking anyone with information about Mr Jokon's location to call the Marion County Sheriff's Office non-emergency number, 503-588-5032. The attached photo is Mr Jokon's latest booking photo.
On May 23, 2018 at about 2:00 AM Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies responding to the 300 block of Vista Terrace in Depoe Bay to a report of a disturbance involving a gun and round being fired inside the residence. Deputies were able to contact the caller outside the home and determined there was an argument over property inside the home between the caller and family member Christopher A. Lowes, age 31 of Depoe Bay. During the argument Lowes presented a small caliber handgun, a struggle ensued over the firearm and it discharged. The caller was able to flee the residence and wait for police outside.
Deputies called Lowes outside where he was taken into custody without incident. Lowes was transported to the Lincoln County Jail where he is being held on charges of Menacing, Unlawful Use of a Firearm, and Recklessly Endangering with a bail set at $80,000.00.
No one was injured.
Respecfully submitted by:
Mark Meister, Administrative Patrol Sergeant
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
225 W. Olive St.
Newport, Oregon 97365
Contact: Tom Gauntt, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PacifiCorp, 503-813-7291 May 24, 2018
Cold, high water is a reason to take safety seriously this Memorial Day weekend
Pacific Power-owned recreational areas open and expected to be full
WOODLAND, Wash. –The summer recreation season kicks off this Memorial Day weekend with snowmelt creating high and cold water conditions on the popular Lewis River reservoirs and elsewhere.
Air temperatures may be rising, but water remains cold so it is a good time to observe safety precautions when boating or anytime you are near a river or lake.
As a courtesy, Pacific Power is working with local law enforcement to provide loaner life jackets on the Lewis River reservoirs. If you are about to launch and find you are a few life jackets short, staff at the boat launches can make sure you are safe.
PacifiCorp is one of the lowest-cost electricity producers in the United States, serving 1.8 million customers in the West. PacifiCorp operates as Pacific Power in Oregon, Washington and California, and as Rocky Mountain Power in Utah, Wyoming and Idaho. The company’s generating capability of more than 10,620 megawatts includes power from coal, hydro, gas-fired combustion turbines and renewable wind and geothermal facilities. The company works to meet growing energy demand while protecting and enhancing the environment.
May 24, 2018 – Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies, in partnership with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), will be providing extra patrols on the road to enhance safety over Memorial Day weekend.
In addition to extra patrols over the holiday weekend focused on impaired driving, deputies will also be looking for drivers that are speeding, following too closely, and distracted drivers using mobile communication devices. The results of the enhanced patrol will be provided after the holiday weekend.
During holiday weekends, Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies respond to numerous traffic-related incidents that could have been avoided. Deputies are reminding the public to designate a sober driver, slow down, avoid distractions, and allow adequate following distances.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office would like everyone to have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend.
Please remember to be safe and considerate while enjoying the holiday.
On Thursday, May 31st, Oregon Heritage, a division of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD), will host the 10th Annual Preservation Month Fair at the State Capitol State Park in Salem. Community organizations and several state agencies will highlight the history of their institutions and their work to preserve important sites related to historic events, persons, and places.
May is National Historic Preservation Month and for Oregon communities throughout the state it’s an opportunity to reflect on significant places, artifacts, and collections that help tell the stories of our past as well as to recognize the contributions of those individuals and organizations that preserve those stories and places.
Celebrate National Historic Preservation Month with 28 heritage organizations displaying historic military vehicles, artifacts, and engaging exhibits that tell Oregon's story and highlight the contributions of individuals and organizations to local preservation projects.
The event will be held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on the grounds of the State Capitol on the north side of Court Street, opposite the Capitol building. It is free and open to the public.
Participating exhibitors include the Willamette Heritage Center; Salem Landmarks Commission; Historic Deepwood Estate; Friends of Salem Pioneer Cemetery; Oregon State Hospital Museum of Mental Health; Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua & Siuslaw Indians; Coquille Indian Tribe; Friends of Timberline Lodge; Oregon Black Pioneers; Oregon Aviation Historical Society; Hoover Minthorn House Museum; Daughters of the American Revolution, Newell Pioneer Village and Caples House Museum; Santiam Heritage Foundation; Restore Oregon; Lower Columbia Preservation Society; Silverton Country Historical Society; Oregon Fire Museum; Oregon Military Museum project; proponents of Champoeg State Park; Friends of Silver Falls State Park; Oregon State Parks; Oregon Historical Society; Oregon Historic Trails Advisory Council; Oregon Cultural Trust; Oregon Department of Forestry (Forest History Center); Oregon Department of Transportation; Oregon State Capitol Foundation; Oregon State Archives, and the Oregon State Library.
On display at the event are an operating World War II M3A1 Stuart Light Tank and a Korean War Jeep. A free tour of the Capitol Building Tower, including the observation deck, will begin at the information kiosk in the Capitol Building at 12:00, please arrive 10 minutes early.
Clackamas - On May 23, Wade Byers was sworn in to the Clackamas Education Service District Board of Directors Zone 1 seat. Byers has a long history of community engagement and is especially engaged in Lake Oswego Rotary Club.
“Our board of directors values Wade Byers’ long history of public service,” says Linda Brown, Clackamas ESD board chair. “He joins the team that ensures we continuously grow in our ability to provide innovative and collaborative solutions in service to the education communities across our county.”
Byers has served as the Gladstone mayor and on the city’s council, budget committee and planning commission. His budget experience also includes serving on the Clackamas Community College budget committee. He currently serves on the Clackamas County Historical Society board of directors.
“I know firsthand the opportunity and potential that comes from attending Clackamas County schools,” says Byers. “I’m honored to join an agency whose work is to ensure all students, whether they live in the Clackamas River Basin or on the side of Mt. Hood, have access to excellent schools and teachers.”
As a Gladstone Elementary (now John Wetten Elementary) alum and West Linn High School graduate, Byers is a proud product of Clackamas County Schools. He also holds a bachelor’s of science in mechanical engineering from the University of Washington.
Clackamas Education Service District provides regional services and professional development to school districts and their communities in Clackamas County and beyond. Our mission is to lead, serve and innovate for learning.
On May 23, 2018, Beaverton Police arrested 35-year-old Stanley T. Wilson at 9275 SW Canyon Rd, which is the Mercedes Benz dealership located in Beaverton.
On the above date, at 8:43 a.m. Beaverton officers received a report of Mr. Wilson trying to steal a vehicle from the Mercedes Benz dealership. Prior to officers’ arrival, Mr. Wilson left the area and officers were unable to locate him. At 10:41 a.m. Mercedes Benz employees reported Mr. Wilson had come back.
Two officers attempted to take Mr. Wilson into custody but he refused their commands. A prolonged struggle ensued and K9 Rizzo was deployed. Additional officers arrived on scene and they were eventually able to take Mr. Wilson into custody. Mr. Wilson was transported to Saint Vincent Hospital for minor, non-life threatening, injuries. Mr. Wilson was medically treated and then taken to Washington County Jail. One officer received medical attention at a local hospital for a minor injury. It was later discovered, Mr. Wilson also attempted to steal a vehicle at the Infiniti dealership a short distance away from the Mercedes Benz dealership.
Mr. Wilson was charged with 3 counts of Attempted Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, 1 count of Resisting Arrest and 1 count of Interfering with a Police Officer.
The Parkrose Board of Education of School District No. 3, Multnomah County, Oregon, will convene in an Executive & Regular Board Business Meeting on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 in the Boardroom at the Parkrose District Office located at 10636 NE Prescott St., Portland, Oregon at the hour of 6:30 pm. The Board will receive reports from the High School Associated Student Body, Superintendent’s Office, Assistant Superintendent/School Improvement, Technology, Human Resources, Student Services and the Business Office. They will hear presentations from Stacy Michaelson, East Multnomah Schools Government Affairs Administrator and Nutrition Services. Recognize Patty & Greg Meighen along with Danny Nguyen and Anthony Hudson. They will take action on consent agenda items. The Board will report/discuss items of Board Business including: community solutions, committee reports, legislative update, color caucus and select an August Retreat date. Twice during each Regular Board Business meeting time is set aside to hear Citizen Comments, see policy attached to agenda for further details. The agenda is posted on the Parkrose School District Website at https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicHome.aspx?ak=1000205.
Please also join us for the annual Retiree Social & Recognition 6:00p.m.-6:30p.m in the Boardroom!
(VANCOUVER, Wash. May 24, 2018) – The public is invited to attend a presentation and open house hosted by The Historic Trust and Marathon Acquisition & Development on Thursday, May 31, 2018. The presentation will detail The Historic Trust’s stewardship of Providence Academy, The Trust’s vision for the site’s future, and Marathon Acquisition & Development’s updated site redevelopment plans.
Mike True, President and CEO of The Historic Trust, will detail the considerations of preserving Providence Academy and redeveloping the site. Learn about how Marathon Acquisition & Development was selected and the public engagement process The Trust and Marathon’s development team have engaged in to inform the redevelopment plan.
Aaron Wigod of Marathon Acquisition & Development will share the design philosophy and updated project plans made through the recommendations of the Academy Advisory Team. These recommended changes are the result of The Trust’s extensive community outreach process including feedback from the community, stakeholders, the Clark County Historic Preservation Commission (CCHPC), and the City of Vancouver.
After the presentation, the public will have the opportunity to engage with The Historic Trust and Marathon's development team on the updated project plans.
Since acquisition of the 7-acre Providence Academy site in 2015, The Historic Trust has worked to preserve the Academy building and position the site for redevelopment. The Trust has made significant progress in renovating the Providence Academy building through its recent $2.1 million exterior building renovation. To achieve The Trust’s long-term vision for the site, it has extensively engaged with the development community to prepare a program to redevelop the site into a mixed-use urban campus. The Trust selected Marathon Acquisition & Development based on a shared vision and aligned principles.
The Historic Trust has engaged the community in the Providence Academy site redevelopment project through stakeholder engagement interviews; the April 17, 2018 public open house; creation of the Academy Advisory Team that developed the recommendations for plan revisions based on feedback from the public, stakeholders, the Clark County Historic Preservation Commission (CCHPC) and the City of Vancouver; and the upcoming presentation and open house.
For more information about the Providence Academy redevelopment project visit thehistorictrust.org/providence-academy.
What: Updated Providence Academy Redevelopment Presentation & Open House
Where: Providence Academy, 400 East Evergreen Boulevard, Vancouver, WA
When: Thursday, May 31, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
About The Historic Trust: The Historic Trust is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire civic pride and economic vitality through education, celebration, and preservation of our community's history. Learn more at thehistorictrust.org.
About Marathon: The Marathon family of companies is comprised of three vertically integrated entities specializing in development, construction, and management of multi-family real estate. Marathon’s control of every facet of a development provides a unique ability to manage quality and cost. As a long-term holder Marathon is motivated to build high quality apartments that enrich communities. Marathon was formed in 1979 as an affiliate of Simpson Housing, a large multi-state apartment development company. Since inception Marathon has developed, constructed, and managed thousands of apartments and ancillary commercial space.
City of Salem Drinking Water Remains Safe to Drink
Salem, Ore — Water in Salem remains safe to drink despite the health advisory issued for Detroit Reservoir by the Oregon Health Authority. The advisory was issued due to an algae bloom causing high levels of toxins in the reservoir. While there is a health concern at Detroit Reservoir, there is no concern with the City’s water treatment facility, the quality of our source water, or our community’s drinking water.
The City has a vigorous water testing and sampling program, and staff are keeping a very close eye on the developing situation. We will provide updates as the situation unfolds.
Salem residents with questions about Salem’s drinking water can call Salem Public Works Dispatch at 503-588-6311.
Mt. Hood Community College’s Computer Game Developer students will showcase their work in everything from virtual reality (VR) games to digital art at the Wacom Experience Center on Sunday, June 10. This annual exhibit, held at Wacom’s Downtown Portland-based showroom from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 10, allows the college’s Computer Game Developer students to display their work from the last year and network with industry professionals.
“You’ll see a great diversity of projects at the event, including 3-D and 2-D animations, board games, and digital and printed artwork,” said MHCC computer game design instructor Erika Ruhl.
Attendees will have the opportunity to try on VR headsets and play student-created games and watch short animations. The showcase encompasses work from first- and second-year students from nearly every computer game development course at MHCC. Attendees can also try out some of Wacom’s newest products at the event and enjoy some food.
Allison Landaker, a second-year art student at MHCC, works at the Experience Center. The job allows her to pursue her passion in digital and game design.
“It’s a fun environment – I get to meet a lot of great artists, connect with gaming companies, and run comic-con booths,” said Landaker, who began working for Wacom last September. “Plus, the Experience Center space is really unique. People can try out cutting-edge tablets and design equipment while being surrounded by amazing artwork.”
Wacom, a 35-year-old tech company, is best known for their drawing tablets, pen displays and digital ink technology. The Wacom Experience Center is located on the ground floor of Wacom’s U.S. headquarters in Portland’s Pearl District.
When: Sunday, June 10, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Wacom Experience Center, 1455 NW Irving Street, Portland
Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill announced that a Multnomah County grand jury has returned a three-count indictment against John Allen Hughes, 51, in connection with the November 10, 2017 homicide of Robert Kaiser.
The indictment, which was filed on May 22, 2018, alleges one count each of murder with a firearm, being a felon in possession of a firearm with a firearm enhancement, and unlawful use of a weapon with a firearm enhancement.
The defendant is now the second person criminally charged in connection with Mr. Kaiser’s death. The other defendant, Shawn Kevin McGinnis, 55, remains in custody at the Multnomah County Detention Center.
This investigation started on Friday November 10, 2017, at approximately 11:07 p.m., when the Portland Police Bureau was dispatched to a residence in the 8100 block of Southeast Glenwood Street on the report of gunfire that occurred approximately 15 minutes prior to the 9-1-1 call.
Officers arrived in the area and located Kaiser deceased near a residence. Homicide detectives with the Portland Police Bureau, and a representative from the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office responded to the scene and began an investigation into Kaiser's death. The Oregon State Medical Examiner determined that Kaiser died of homicidal violence as a result of a gunshot.
Due to the on-going criminal investigation, additional details cannot be provided at this time.
On May 23, 2018, Hughes appeared before Judge Donald R. Letourneau for his arraignment. The defendant’s next court date is scheduled for July 3, 2018.
Mr. McGinnis’ next court date is set for April 29, 2019. He was previously arraigned on November 29, 2017.
Contact: Brent Weisberg, Communications Director
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - Ridgefield, Washington – At South Ridge Elementary School, kindergartners in Erika Muir’s class are learning about shapes--two- and three-dimensional shapes, to be exact—which can be used in design and engineering.
“We have been incorporating STEM into our math and science workshops,” said Muir. Her students have been studying 3D shapes and their attributes and have been collaborating to include them into designs for a castle.
That’s why the class was excited when Dan Meyers, an independent contract software engineer with technology company, Asurion, paid them a visit. Meyers will be printing the students’ castle designs in 3D. Meyers’ daughter, Ava, is in Muir’s class.
Meyers talked to the kindergartners about using art, math, science and engineering to develop ideas into actual 3D printed objects. He also shared his career path with the kids. “This was a wonderful opportunity for the kids to see how what they’ve been learning can be turned into an occupation,” said Muir.
The students reflected on Meyer’s classroom visit. “Mr. Dan knows a lot about numbers, science and shapes to make his own art for people to use,” said Cora Silbernagel. Said Kai Robinson, “It was fun to see our shapes working like a team to make a castle.”
Beginning May 25th and ending May 28th, the Marion County Sheriff's Office Traffic Safety Team will be stepping up their patrols, adding additional deputies who will be attempting to locate DUII drivers. Deputies will be working all hours of the day and night to ensure a safe traveling experience for our residents and visitors. Additionally our Safety Belt focused patrols are continuing through May 27th.
During the summer months, there is usually an increase in the number of vehicles on the nation’s roadways. Families take to the highways for vacations and extended road trips. These excursions can start off as a happy occasion; they can too often result in tragedy due to negligence and failure to properly execute the necessary steps to ensure safe travel.
According to the National Safety Council, over 400 people may die in crash related fatalities during this Memorial Day holiday period throughout the United States. We want everyone in Marion County to have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend, so please, if you are going to be drinking, plan ahead and designate a sober driver.
Our patrols are made possible through grants administered by our partners at the Oregon State Sheriff's Association and the Oregon Department of Transportation.During the summer months, there is usually an increase in the number of vehicles on the nation’s roadways.
May 23, 2018
Health Aspects of Kindergarten Readiness Technical Workgroup to meet May 25
What: A public meeting of the Health Aspects of Kindergarten Readiness Technical Workgroup
When: May 25, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Clackamas Community College Wilsonville Training Center, Room 111, 29353 SW Town Center Loop E, Wilsonville. The public can also join remotely through a webinar at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7981516923666264067and by telephone conference line at 877-810-9415, participant code 1773452.
Agenda: Welcome and introductions; refresher on conceptual framework; review and adopt criteria; practice applying the conceptual framework; reviewing potential measures for Phase 1; public comment (to be taken at 12.45 p.m.)
For more information, please visit the technical workgroup’s website at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/ANALYTICS/Pages/KR-Health.aspx.
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Everyone has a right to know about and use Oregon Health Authority (OHA) programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:
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PORTLAND, OR – May 23, 2018 – Once the second largest city in Oregon, Vanport was, during its short existence from 1942 to 1948, the nation’s largest wartime housing development, a site for social innovation, and a lightning rod for racial prejudice. On Memorial Day in 1948, the Columbia River, swirling fifteen feet above normal, punched a hole in a railroad embankment that served as a dike, starting a flood that would leave 18,000 people homeless and alter race relations in Portland forever.
On the 70th anniversary of this catastrophic flood, programs throughout Portland as well as a variety of rich digital content will give the community an opportunity to remember Vanport, once the second largest city in Oregon.
May 28 at 7pm | McMenamins Kennedy School
Join the Oregon Historical Society, McMenamins, and Holy Names Heritage Center for a free panel discussion with former Vanport residents Luanne Barnes, Belva Jean Griffin, Carolyn Hinton, and Janice Okamoto. This event is free and open to the public and space is limited; doors open at 6pm.
May 23 – May 28
Join the Vanport Mosaic for six days of memory activism opportunities commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Vanport Flood including live performances, tours, exhibits, and community engagement initiatives. This multi-disciplinary event was awarded the Oregon Heritage Excellence Award 2017 and the Spirit of Portland Award by City Commissioner Nick Fish.
Just added to the Oregon Historical Society’s Digital Collections are two collections of photographs of Vanport. This first features photographs taken by Vanport resident Dale Skovgaard and his family before and after the flood of 1948. These images are also in an article written by Skovgaard for the Oregon Historical Quarterly in 2007 on his memories of the flood, which is currently available to read at ohs.org.
The second features aerial shots of the flood, ten of which were included in a commemorative postcard book, "Vanport City, Ore. Destroyed by the Mighty Columbia River.” They sold for fifty cents in a small white pocket envelope, which is also included on OHS Digital Collections.
For more information on the history of Vanport and the Vanport Flood, visit the Oregon Historical Society’s digital history projects the Oregon Encyclopedia and the Oregon History Project, or watch the OPB and OHS co-produced Oregon Experience documentary, “Vanport”, which is available to view online.
About the Oregon Historical Society
For more than a century, the Oregon Historical Society has served as the state’s collective memory, preserving a vast collection of artifacts, photographs, maps, manuscript materials, books, films, and oral histories. Our research library, museum, digital platforms & website (www.ohs.org), educational programming, and historical journal make Oregon’s history open and accessible to all. We exist because history is powerful, and because a history as deep and rich as Oregon’s cannot be contained within a single story or point of view.
The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office is currenlty accepting applications to join the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Reserve Unit. This is an opportunity to make a positive impact locally whether you are seeking a career in law enforcement or not. Reserve Deputies are considered members of the Office and carry a limited commission upon completion of the Reserve Academy. This is a volunteer position whose primary purpose is to support Sheriff's Office Deputies and promote effective county law enforcement. They assist with patrol, provide security at the Cowlitz County Fair, and assist with searches or other law enforcement activities as needed.
The Washington State Reserve Academy will be held in Kelso starting January 2019. Academy classes run approximately 24 weeks and will be held every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6:30 - 9:00 and most Saturdays.
Applicants must be at least 21 years old, have a valid driver's license, and a high school diploma or GED. They must also pass a written test, a half mile obstacle course run, an in-depth background investigation, oral interview, polygraph, and psychological examination.
Applications can be picked up in person at the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office and must be completed and submitted by November 15.
The Fire Policy Committee of the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training (BPSST) held its quarterly meeting this morning, May 23, 2018. The meeting was held in the Victor G. Atiyeh Boardroom at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem, Oregon.
To increase the public's trust, the Oregon legislature mandates the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training establish minimum standards that are required to be met and maintained by Oregon's providers of public safety, including police officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, telecommunicators (9-1-1), emergency medical dispatchers, public safety instructors, and OLCC regulatory specialists. Fire service standards for training and certification are voluntary with more than 80% of the fire departments and fire protection districts in Oregon participating in the state system. The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is responsible for certifying public safety professionals who meet all of the Board-established standards, and for denying, suspending or revoking the certification of those who do not meet or fall below these standards. The Fire Policy Committee provides input and guidance to the Board on certification and training standards for more than 13,000 men and women who serve as career and volunteer firefighters around the state.
Professional Standards Cases Note: The below actions are recommendations that are being made to the BPSST. The BPSST has final authority to affirm or overturn any recommendation. All individuals have the will be afforded due process before any BPSST/DPSST action is final, which includes the ability to request a contested case hearing.
Agenda Items Included
Proposed Rule change OAR 259-009-0090 - Approved
Proposed Rule Changes for OAR 259-007-0010 & 259-009-0070 - Approved
Proposed Rule Change for OAR 259-009-0065 - Approved
Proposed Rule Change for OAR 259-009-0005, 250-009-0062 & 259-009-0080 (Wildland Interface Firefighter Update) - Approved
Fincher, David DPSST #19135 Not currently affiliated with a fire agency - This was an informatonal item for the Fire Policy Committee. The Committee did not need to take action as the incident is Measure 11 crime which will trigger the mandatory revocation process.
McEwen, Cheyenne DPSST #36822 Jefferson County RFPD - The Fire Policy Committee is recommending that the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training deny the application for certification for two years.
Albright, Jeffrey DPSST #F33547 Hoodland RFPD – The Fire Policy Committee is recommending that the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training deny the application for certification for three years.
Klope, Andrew DPSST #F36968 Tri city RFPD No. 4 – The Fire Policy Committee is recommending that the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training to revoke certification for 39 months.
Harrison, Aron DPSST #22033 Lewis & Clark RFPD – The Fire Policy Committee is recommending that the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training deny the request for certification, and revoke current certifications, for 36 months.
Dodenhoff, Kyle A. DPSST #26245 Rogue Valley International Airport Fire District – The Fire Policy Committee is recommending that the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training to deny the application request, and revoke current certifications, for 19 months.
Poore, James T. DPSST #16053 Klamath County Fire District # 1 – The Fire Policy Committee is recommending that the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training deny the application request, and revoke current certifications, for 24 months.
The next scheduled meeting of the Fire Policy Committee is August 22, 2018 at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem.
# 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 Sheriff Jason Myers of the Marion County Sheriff's Office. The Board includes administrators as well as non-management representatives from statewide organizations. The Board represents more than 42,000 public and private safety professionals and establishes minimum standards for the training and certification of city, county and state police officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers, OLCC regulatory specialists, criminal justice instructors and private security providers, private investigators and polygraph examiners. The Board is supported by five policy committees and a number of advisory and sub-committees representing the public and private safety disciplines. These bodies provide technical expertise and serve as vital links to public and private safety organizations. The Board operates in close partnership with the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST).
The DPSST implements minimum standards established by the Board for training and certification of public and private safety providers. DPSST provides training to more than 20,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem and certifies qualified professionals at various levels from basic through executive. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director of DPSST.
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May 23, 2018
GRESHAM, OR. – The Rockwood Boys & Girls Club is now taking registrations for its very first summer season. The Club's 8-week summer program begins June 25th for youth ages 6 to 18. An open house will be hosted on Saturday, June 2nd, from 11am - 3pm for parents to visit the Club, meet the staff, hear about the wide-range of programming available to keep kids safe, active and learning, and register for summer.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro offers affordable all-day programs for youth in 1st-6th grade, with an extra 7:30 am-9 am Sunrise Club option, helpful for parents who go to work early, available for a small fee. Teen programming for 7th - 12th graders runs 12pm-6 pm. Visitor drop-in rates are also available.
There are seven Boys & Girls Club sites across the Portland Metro area dedicated to providing youth enrichment programming after school and during the summer. Programs focus on education and the arts, sports and wellness, STEM, workforce readiness, service, and leadership.
The new Rockwood Club boasts innovative spaces with top-notch equipment, including tech and art labs, a game room, Peace Lounge, and more. Teens have their own dedicated area where they can participate in programs like UPS Road Code to learn about driving safety or hone their career skills with targeted workforce training. The Club has a full-sized kitchen where youth receive meals and snacks. Partnerships at the Club include a Nike gym; Bemis Field, which includes two outdoor futsal courts gifted to the campus by the Portland Timbers & Thorns; the C.J. McCollum Dream Center, dedicated to broadcast and journalism activities; a state-of-the-art music studio; the Johnson Teen Center; and more.
In addition to the programs offered at the Club, youth will have the opportunity to take field trips across the Metro area and beyond to include OMSI, the Zoo, and getting out in nature, while teens will be able to visit colleges and participate in summer internship programs. Other fun summer activities are themed around robots, comics and cartoons, superheroes, and music-making!
Summer registration is currently open. There are a limited number of spots available, so parents are encouraged to visit bgcportland.org/summer and register today.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro
Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro (BGCP) empowers more than 4,000 youth each year to discover their full potential by providing safe facilities staffed with trained, caring youth development professionals who deliver horizon-broadening programs when school is not in session. Clubs are designed to support youth and teens as they develop the qualities they need to achieve academic success, become responsible leaders, and live healthy lives. Today, BGCP operates seven facilities located throughout the metropolitan area, along with school-based programs in the Reynolds and North Clackamas School District.
WASHINGTON – The Bureau of Land Management today recognized the winners of the 2018 “Making a Difference” National Volunteer Awards. These awards acknowledge the winners’ exceptional volunteer service on BLM-managed public lands in 2017. This year’s awardees were honored during a ceremony that connected winners across the country via video teleconferences at BLM offices in several states and in Washington, D.C.
“Through the years, volunteers on our public lands have ensured that Teddy Roosevelt’s ideal – the American conservation ethic – would endure,” said U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke. “The BLM volunteers being celebrated today are champions of this conservation ethic, and it is an honor to recognize them for their extraordinary efforts.”
In 2017, more than 28,000 volunteers contributed nearly 1 million hours of service valued at close to $23 million. The annual "Making a Difference" Award recognizes exceptional volunteers who have contributed thousands of hours improving the public lands. These hard-working volunteers have helped the BLM monitor trails, manage wild horses, keep campers safe, and provide environmental education, interpretation, and other visitor services.
The 2018 awardees and their BLM nominating offices are:
· Pat & Phyllis Malato, Outstanding Achievement, Upper Snake Field Office (Idaho)
· Susan Murphy, Outstanding Achievement, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation
· Miranda & Madison Dickinson, Outstanding Youth, National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (Wyoming)
· Great Escape Mustang Sanctuary, Group Excellence, Little Snake Field Office (Colorado)
· David & Jane Styer, Lifetime Achievement, Fort Ord National Monument (California)
· Sandra & Geoff Freethey, Lifetime Achievement, Moab Field Office (Utah)
· Laura Olais, Employee Winner, Gila District Office (Arizona)
A national panel of BLM specialists and partner organization representatives selected the winners for their exceptional contributions to conservation and management of public lands.
For more information, please contact Linda Schnee, BLM National Volunteer Program Lead, at 202-912-7453 or email@example.com.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. Diverse activities authorized on these lands generated $75 billion in sales of goods and services throughout the American economy in fiscal year 2016—more than any other agency in the Department of the Interior. These activities supported more than 372,000 jobs.
Patriotic music, flag displays, a rifle salute and fly-over will all be part of the 2018 Memorial Day Program at Willamette National Cemetery on May 28 at 10 a.m.
The Memorial Day program includes music, a joint color guard to include all branches of the military, advancement of colors by Veteran service organizations, vocal selections, rifle salute by the Oregon Army National Guard, a keynote speaker, fly-over by the Oregon Air National Guard, a static display of equipment donated by the Oregon Military Museum.
Attendance is expected to exceed 2,500. The ceremony will be held directly across the street from the administration building. More than 650 U.S. flags (donated by Veterans’ families) will be flown along the Avenue of Flags. State flags will also be displayed.
On Thursday evening, May 24, between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. more than 1,700 scouts and parents of the Thunderbird Boy Scout District will gather at the cemetery and place small U.S. flags on approximately 148,000 gravesites. Flag placement will be preceded by a special patriotic program, including keynote speaker and band. This is the 50th year of Scout participation in this event.
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Health advisory issued May 23 for Detroit Lake
High toxin levels found in Linn-Marion county lake
The Oregon Health Authority issued a health advisory today for Detroit Lake, located 46 miles southeast of Salem. The lake spans both Linn and Marion counties.
Water monitoring has confirmed the presence of blue-green algae and the toxins they produce in Detroit Lake. These toxin concentrations can be harmful to humans and animals.
People should avoid swallowing water while swimming or inhaling water droplets as a result of high-speed water activities, such as water skiing or power boating, in areas where blooms are identified. Although toxins are not absorbed through the skin, people who have skin sensitivities may experience a puffy red rash at the affected area. Officials advise people to avoid areas with visible scum that looks foamy, thick like paint, pea-green, blue-green or brownish-red, or where small bright-green clumps are floating in the water.
Drinking water directly from Detroit Lake at this time is especially dangerous. OHA Public Health Division officials advise campers and other recreational visitors that toxins cannot be removed by boiling, filtering or treating water with camping-style filters.
People who draw in-home water directly from the affected area are advised to use an alternative water source because private treatment systems are not proven effective for removing algae toxins. However, public drinking water systems can reduce algae toxins through proper filtration and disinfection. If people connected to public water systems have questions about treatment and testing, they should contact their water supplier. If community members have questions about water available at nearby campgrounds, they should contact campground management.
Oregon health officials recommend that those who choose to eat fish from waters where algae blooms are present remove all fat, skin and organs before cooking, as toxins are more likely to collect in these tissues. Fillets should also be rinsed with clean water. Public health officials also advise people to not eat freshwater clams or mussels from Detroit Lake and that Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife regulations do not allow the harvest of these shellfish from freshwater sources. Crayfish muscle can be eaten, but internal organs and liquid fat should be discarded.
Exposure to toxins can produce a variety of symptoms including numbness, tingling and dizziness that can lead to difficulty breathing or heart problems and require immediate medical attention. Symptoms of skin irritation, weakness, diarrhea, nausea, cramps and fainting should also receive medical attention if they persist or worsen. Children and pets are at increased risk for exposure because of their size and level of activity. People who bring their pets to Detroit Lake for recreation activities should take special precautions to keep them from drinking from or swimming in the lake.
The advisory will be lifted when the concern no longer exists.
With proper precautions to avoid activities during which water can be ingested, people are encouraged to visit Detroit Lake and enjoy activities such as canoeing, fishing, camping, hiking, biking, picnicking, and bird watching. Boating is safe as long as speeds do not create excessive water spray. Although inhalation risk is much lower than ingestion, it can present a risk.
For health information or to report an illness, contact OHA at 971-673-0400. For campground or lake information, call the local management agency.
OHA maintains an updated list of all health advisories on its website. To learn if an advisory has been issued or lifted for a specific water body, visit the Harmful Algae Blooms website at http://www.healthoregon.org/hab and select “algae bloom advisories,” or call the Oregon Public Health Division toll-free information line at 877-290-6767.
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WASHOUGAL, WA— Evergreen Habitat for Humanity is bringing A Brush with Kindness program to the Washougal community. The nation-wide program partners with low-income homeowners in need of exterior home repair by providing volunteer labor and donated materials to complete projects. A Brush with Kindness is designed to revitalize the appearance of neighborhoods, encourage connections within the community, and most importantly, help preserve affordable housing stock. Examples of the work performed include minor exterior repairs, painting, weather stripping, brush removal, wheel chair ramps and landscaping.
"We're excited to begin work on A Brush with Kindness projects in the Camas-Washougal area,” says EHFH Development Director Amy Lodholz. “We know, like in all parts of Clark County, there are families in need in this area. We encourage residents to help us spread the word about these opportunities both for applicants and volunteering."
Applying for Evergreen Habitat for Humanity’s A Brush with Kindness home repair program is a multi-step process that takes one to four months. To apply for assistance, homeowners must have an income within 35 to 60 percent of the local median, own their home and have homeowner’s insurance. Selection criteria for this program is based on need, willingness and ability to accept financial responsibility and willingness to partner with Habitat for Humanity. Once the application is approved, the amount of time required to complete the home repair project depends upon the nature of the work, weather, the number of other families who have already been approved for the program, and other related factors.
A Brush with Kindness is funded by a $5,000 grant from the Camas Washougal Community Chest, a non-profit organization that coordinates raising funds for other local non-profits. Evergreen Habitat for Humanity aims to perform five projects or more within the Washougal area. Funds are available immediately and the project is expected to continue into 2019.
To find information about volunteering for this project, visit https://www.ehfh.org/a-brush-with-kindness/.
Evergreen Public Schools recently completed the hiring and assignment of administrators for the 2018-19 school year. Three schools will have new principals, while a number of schools will have changes to associate principal positions.
A number of changes have been made to associate principal assignments:
The changes have been approved by the Evergreen School Board and take effect on July 1.
Two upcoming classes (June 7 and June 8) will be held in Salem to help building professionals learn about FEMA P-50 and FEMA P-50-1 - Simplified Seismic Assessment and Retrofit Guidelines for Detached, Single-Family, Wood-Frame Dwellings.
This course will present training on the FEMA P-50 and P-50-1 documents, addressing seismic assessment and retrofit of detached single-family wood-frame dwellings. These documents update and expand to national basis the simplified assessment methodology and retrofit guidelines originally developed for use in the City of Los Angeles following the Northridge earthquake (ATC-50 and ATC-50-1). The simplified assessment methodology uses a six-page form to assign each dwelling a structural score based on observed dwelling characteristics, a seismic hazard score based on dwelling location and site hazards, and a resulting Seismic Performance Grade between A and D-. The assessment goes on to identify assessed items that could be retrofit and the improved grade that could result with retrofit. The companion FEMA P-50-1 retrofit guidelines document provides details on retrofit of the assessed items.
The target audience for this training includes building owners, building officials, home inspectors, design professionals, home builders, emergency planners, insurers, and lenders.
Classes will be held at Oregon Office of Emergency Management, located in the Anderson Readiness Center at 3225 State St., Room 115, in Salem.
To register for the June 7 training, visit https://fema-p50-june7.eventbrite.com. To register for the June 8 training, visit https://fema-p50-june8.eventbrite.com. For questions or additional information, please contact Althea Rizzo, Oregon Office of Emergency Management's geologic hazards awareness program coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com.
PORTLAND, Ore., May 23, 2018—OnPoint Community Credit Union has announced its Educator of the Year award winners. Lucas Houck was named the K–8 Educator of the Year and Janine Kirstein was named the 9–12 Educator of the Year. Both winners will have their mortgages paid for one school year, while a $2,500 donation will be awarded to their schools for resources and supplies.
The OnPoint Prize for Excellence in Education is an annual award that recognizes educators throughout Oregon and southwest Washington for their exceptional work to inspire students and positively impact their schools and communities. At the conclusion of its ninth year, the initiative has awarded more than $275,000 in prizes to 84 local educators and schools.
“Even beyond their direct work with students, inspiring and innovative teachers have a positive impact on our entire community,” said OnPoint Community Credit Union President and CEO, Rob Stuart. “We have a rich history supporting educators, having been founded by 16 schoolteachers 85 years ago, and the OnPoint Prize for Excellence in Education is our way of showcasing the exceptional work they continue to provide today.”
K – 8 Educator of the Year: Lucas Houck
Corbett Middle School, Corbett, Oregon
Lucas Houck’s dynamic approach to motivating students is exceptional and recognized by his colleagues and school community. He develops innovative curriculum to engage students with coursework in unique ways, like the March Madness-style debate he created to teach students about historical figures and events. Houck adjusts his curriculum to meet every student’s needs – from those who require intervention assistance to those who need more challenging coursework. His impact extends beyond the classroom to his daily rallying of students and staff during the school-wide Morning Meeting assembly. Houck is described as the spirit of Corbett Middle School. This summer, he will take a group of students to Europe to conclude their two-year study of European history from ancient times through the Renaissance. Houck will receive his mortgage paid for one school year by OnPoint Community Credit Union, plus his school will be awarded $2,500 for resources and supplies.
9- 12 Educator of the Year: Janine Kirstein
Gresham High School, Gresham, Oregon
It is Janine Kirstein’s skill, patience and dedication that challenge and inspire her students to excel. Kirstein uses her passion for music and pursuit of excellence to teach her students teamwork, perseverance and musicianship. She challenges her students with complex musical pieces, as in her highly-praised production of Les Misérables. In her 16 years as the Choir Director, the Gresham High School Concert Choir has been named Mt. Hood Conference Champions 12 times and placed in the top five at the OSAA State Choir Championships eight times. The Gresham High School choirs have won a National Heritage Festival every year since 2003. Kirstein will receive her mortgage paid for one school year by OnPoint Community Credit Union, plus her school will be awarded $2,500 for resources and supplies.
Educator of the Year Finalists
OnPoint will award $2,500 to the following 2018 finalists and make a $1,000 donation to their schools for resources and supplies:
Sandra Moreno – K-8 Finalist
Dual Language Immersion (Spanish) – 3rd Grade
Vose Elementary School, Beaverton, Oregon
Holly Neill – 9-12 Finalist
Math & Science
Valor Christian School International, Beaverton, Oregon
Circle of Excellence
Six additional teachers have been named to the Circle of Excellence. These educators will each receive a $1,000 cash prize and a $500 donation to their school.
2018 Community Choice Award Recipients:
OnPoint also announced the recipients of the Community Builder Award. The following four schools will receive a $1,000 donation to help fund a special school project:
Learn more about the OnPoint Prize for Excellence in Education at www.onpointprize.com.
ABOUT ONPOINT COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION
OnPoint Community Credit Union is the largest credit union in Oregon, serving more than 347,000 members and with assets of $5.2 billion. Founded in 1932, OnPoint Community Credit Union's membership is available to anyone who lives or works in one of 13 Oregon counties (Benton, Clackamas, Columbia, Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Lane, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Washington and Yamhill) and two Washington counties (Skamania and Clark) and their immediate family members. More information is available at www.onpointcu.com or 503-228-7077 or 800-527-3932.
PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center has earned the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association 2018 Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award. This award recognizes PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center’s commitment and success in implementing a high standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment that meets nationally accepted, evidence-based standards and recommendations, improving outcomes and the quality of patient care. AHA/ASA representatives will present the award June 26, 2018 at PeaceHealth St. John.
“We’re really proud to be recognized for the care we provide our stroke patients,” said Katie Johnson RN, Stroke Program Coordinator at PeaceHealth St. John. “There are a lot of important steps that go into providing excellent stroke care. We must get our patients the right medication in a timely manner, and we also need to help people understand how to better manage their health, and work with them to create a follow-up plan that works for them.”
According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States. On average, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke every 40 seconds and nearly 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.
About Get With The Guidelines®
Get With The Guidelines® is the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s hospital-based quality improvement program that provides hospitals with tools and resources to increase adherence to the latest research-based guidelines. Developed with the goal of saving lives and hastening recovery, the program has touched the lives of more than 6 million patients since 2001. For more information, visit heart.org.
PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center is a community-owned, not-for-profit, 193-bed acute care hospital and Level III trauma center located in Longview, Washington. Recognized nationally as a Top 100 Hospital, PeaceHealth St. John provides a full range of outpatient and inpatient diagnostic, medical, and surgical services. The region’s health care leader for more nearly 75 years, PeaceHealth St. John is one of 10 medical centers in the PeaceHealth System.
The Benton County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate a homicide in the Blodgett, Oregon Community.
The victim of the homicide has been identified as Wesley Joe Newell, Date of Birth of 12/27/1949. He was a resident of Norton Creek Road, Blodgett, Oregon.
Cassandra J Wilhelm, Date of Birth of 7/14/1971 was injured in the shooting. She is recovering from the shooting, but is expected to survive. She lives on Summit Highway in Blodgett, Oregon.
Nancy J. Hamilton, Co-Director of the Oregon Business Alliance for Climate, will present the business case for passing cap and invest policy in Oregon at the City Club of Central Oregon Forum on Thurs., May 24.
“A Solution for Pollution? What Carbon Pricing Means for Oregon” is the title of Thursday’s May Forum. Hamilton will join guests Greg Dotson, Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Oregon and Ed Finklea, Natural Gas Director for the Alliance of Western Energy Consumers.
The Oregon Business Alliance for Climate is a statewide, nonpartisan organization with more than 70 members that support moving forward in the 2019 Legislative Session with cap and invest legislation.
“Our members agree that a market-based approach to carbon pricing is the most effective and efficient way to reduce our state’s greenhouse gas reduction emissions and help put us on track to meet our goals,” Hamilton said. “I look forward to the conversation in Central Oregon.”
Hamilton heads the Alliance with Co-Director Steve Baczko.
Alliance Board of Directors :
Owner and President, Neil Kelly Company
Co-Founder, Willamette Valley Vineyards
VP of Construction, Skanska
Public Affairs Manager, Uber
Co-Founder, Pacific Ethanol
Managing Director, Shiels Obletz Johnsen
Vice President, Strategic Communications, Moda, Inc.
Vice President, SolAire Homebuilders
Vice President, City of Roses Disposal & Recycling
Vice President, Vigor Industrial
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Our Mission is to provide a framework for Oregon industry leaders to collaborate on policy and business engagements aimed at promoting investment, job creation, competitiveness and economic growth toward Oregon’s low carbon economy.
May 23, 2018
Health advisory issued May 23 for water contact at Sunset Bay State Park Beach
The Oregon Health Authority issued a public health advisory today for higher-than-normal levels of bacteria in ocean waters at Sunset Bay State Park Beach in Coos County.
Water samples indicate higher-than-normal levels of fecal bacteria, which can cause diarrhea, stomach cramps, skin rashes, upper respiratory infections and other illnesses. People should avoid direct contact with the water in this area until the advisory is lifted. This applies especially to children and the elderly, who may be more vulnerable to waterborne bacteria.
Increased pathogen and fecal bacteria levels in ocean waters can come from both shore and inland sources such as stormwater runoff, sewer overflows, failing septic systems, and animal waste from livestock, pets and wildlife.
While this advisory is in effect at Sunset Bay State Park Beach, visitors should avoid wading in nearby creeks, pools of water on the beach, or in discolored water, and stay clear of water runoff flowing into the ocean. Even if there is no advisory in effect, officials recommend avoiding swimming in the ocean within 48 hours after a rainstorm.
Although state officials advise against water contact, they continue to encourage other recreational activities (flying kites, picnicking, playing on the beach, walking, etc.) on this beach because they pose no health risk even during an advisory. Neighboring beaches are not affected by this advisory.
The status of water contact advisories at beaches is subject to change. For the most recent information on advisories, visit the Oregon Beach Monitoring Program website at http://www.healthoregon.org/beach or call 971-673-0440, or 877-290-6767 (toll-free).
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 organizations participating in this program are the Oregon Health Authority, Department of Environmental Quality, and Parks and Recreation Department.
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Vancouver, Wash. – On May 22, 2018 at approximately 4:15 p.m., Vancouver Police responded to the 3500 block of NE 109th Avenue for the report of a disturbance with a gun. Witnesses reported that several males were fighting, shots had been fired and the suspects fled in a silver vehicle. Arriving Officers located shell casings and a vehicle with several bullet holes in it. No injuries were reported.
Shortly thereafter, the suspect vehicle was located in the 9600 NE 73rd Street. Multiple units arrived including deputies from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, detectives from both East and West Vancouver Police Neighborhood Response Teams, the Safe Streets Task force and the SW Washington Reginal SWAT team. Several individuals exited an apartment and were detained. A search warrant for the apartment and vehicle were executed and two firearms were located.
Three individuals were arrested and booked into the Clark County Jail:
The investigation is continuing and there is nothing additional available for release at this time.
The Vancouver Police Department is seeking applicants for Entry and Lateral Police Officers. If you are interested in a career with us, visit https://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/how-do-i-become-vancouver-police-officer.
Vancouver, Wash. – Clark County residents and business owners needing to submit permit applications, renewals and payments to Public Health soon will be able to perform those tasks online. Clark County Public Health is rolling out new features on its website that will allow users to meet permit requirements without making a trip to the department office.
Users of the new online system will be able to submit applications, receive application status notifications, make payments, upload required documents, and review account activity.
Public Health will add online capabilities for a variety of services throughout the rest of the year. Beginning today, people seeking permits for temporary food establishments can submit applications online. Public Health issues about 180 single- and multi-event temporary permits each year.
Later this summer, food establishment and mobile unit operators will be able to submit information for their annual plan reviews and permits on the website. A portal for making vital records requests also will be available online in the coming months.
Later this year, the Public Health website will have capabilities for submitting on-site sewage treatment system design and installation applications, septic release and water adequacy reviews, and individual well and small drinking-water system applications.
The review and permit processes for water recreation facility plans also will be available online, and website users will be able to make payments for existing annual permits.
In addition to providing permit processes online, Public Health will update its website features for submitting Public Health complaints and reviewing restaurant inspection scores.
For project updates, visit www.clark.wa.gov/public-health/online-permitting.
May 23, 2018
Young author writes about navigating fatherhood
Rational Enquirer is published during Youth Sexual Health Awareness Month
Not every teen father is a deadbeat dad. That is the message Uhusti Gause wants to convey in a piece he wrote for the Rational Enquirer. The article “For the Sake of my Son” details the Centennial High School graduate’s path to fatherhood.
He was a freshman in high school when he found out his girlfriend was pregnant. “I was in total denial," the teenager wrote. "We didn’t even tell our parents or anyone else until we couldn’t hide it anymore.”
Uhusti is one of many youth authors and artists featured in the Rational Enquirer. The magazine is published once a year in May during Youth Sexual Health Awareness Month in Oregon. OHA and the Oregon Teen Pregnancy Task Force use the publication as resource tool for youth, parents and educators.
Uhusti hopes other youth learn from his experience to never give up on anything, even though it seems impossible. In the article, he recalled that problems surfaced once the baby was born and the teen couple ended up breaking up, but he was determined to be there for his son.
“I wasn’t allowed to see my son unless I went to her house," Uhusti wrote. "I wasn’t allowed to go inside so I would sit outside on the curb at her house holding him. "Even though I hated it, I still went and sat on the curb for as long as I could, just to see my son. I only went so he would know I loved him.”
Things eventually worked out for the teen dad, who now has joint custody of his son and his relationship with his son’s mother has reached a point where they can communicate and be friends. Uhusti is now going to college to become a pharmacist.
Alongside the heartfelt stories, poems and artwork, the Rational Enquirer has dozens of resources for assistance, information and referral.
Web versions of current and past Rational Enquirer editions are available on the OHA Public Health website at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/HEALTHYPEOPLEFAMILIES/YOUTH/Pages/re.aspx. To request printed copies, call 971-673-0249.
Submit an article
To submit articles, essays, pictures, poetry or original art for the next edition, contact Lindsay Weaver at firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions from youth related to healthy sexuality are encouraged.
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PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland Community College’s Adult Basic Education Program can be the lifeline people need to reclaim energy and purpose in an effort to complete a degree or find employment, no matter where they got their start.
Khaleda Aqaei, 23, is proof that for those in the ABE program, earning a GED is the key to personal and professional success. Six years ago the Southeast Portland resident and her family immigrated to the United States from Afghanistan by way of Iran, where they were living as refugees. Aqaei had no formal education, as attending school in Iran was cost prohibitive — a pattern that could have continued in the U.S. upon learning she couldn’t enroll in her local high school.
“Because I was 19, I couldn’t get into high school,” said Aqaei, who soon discovered PCC’s nearby Southeast Campus.
Realizing she needed an alternative, Aqaei found a caseworker, who helped steer her toward the GED program at PCC.
“I knew very little English, but I just signed up,” she added. “Through those classes, I improved my English, and when I was ready for college courses, I was able to place at college-level English.”
As the eldest child, she has shouldered the duties of interpreting for family members, communicating with others on behalf of her family, and assisting them in finding services and resources. In spite of these responsibilities, Aqaei has prioritized her education: She is finishing up her associate of science degree and plans to transfer to the Biochemistry Program at Portland State University next fall.
“It was my dream to earn my GED,” Aqaei said. “Now, I want to be a doctor because I want to help not only my people, but others.”
ABE’s GED Certificate is for individuals who have not completed high school and who are at least 16 years old. Earning this certificate is crucial for those in the program as the GED is accepted as a high school diploma substitute by many employers, apprenticeship programs, community colleges and universities, and is recognized throughout the United States and Canada.
If students in the ABE program complete 50 hours of classes and obtain their GED, they are eligible for an $800 GED scholarship to continue their education at PCC.
“It’s for somebody who didn’t finish their high school education and wants to better their situation,” said Luis Rodriguez, interim Adult Basic Skills Program manager. “When you get your GED, your average earnings increase because employers are looking for people who are at a certain level of basic skills in reading and math. We help students transition to other programs, whether it’s a job, short-term training program or certificate like Career Pathways, or transferring to a college. And our faculty do an amazing job of encouraging and pushing the students to think about what is beyond a GED certificate.”
Many of the students enter the GED certificate program with the hope of changing their life’s trajectory. And what begins as a desire to earn a GED certificate can develop into something more — like continuing their academic journey to earn a degree and become part of the community in a way that is very meaningful on a personal level.
When it came to academics, Southwest Portland resident Erica Ryan felt like she didn't belong. In elementary school, teachers overlooked or dismissed Ryan, making her feel unimportant and not valued. Her classes were large, and she easily became “invisible,” and it didn’t take long for her to disengage and fall through the cracks. She was eventually tested for Attention Deficit Disorder, or ADD, but results proved negative. Rather than providing guidance or extra tutoring, however, teachers again ignored her.
At PCC, Ryan was encouraged by her instructors to ask questions, and it made all the difference in her academic career.
“Everybody learns differently and at PCC I had teachers that cared about helping me rather than saying that they didn’t have the time,” she said.
Ryan earned her GED in 2017 thanks to the $800 GED scholarship she received from the program. She now has a job as an assistant Spanish teacher at Nuestro Jardin Academy. Ryan has a child of her own, and spring term was her first as an official college student working on her associate degree in Early Childhood Education at the Sylvania Campus.
“I’m turning my negative experiences into positive impacts in other students’ lives,” said the 31-year-old. “I want to help those kids and make them feel even more empowered. I’ve astonished myself at how far I’ve come.”
About Portland Community College: Portland Community College is the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon and provides training, degree and certificate completion, and lifelong learning to more than 73,000 full- and part-time students in Multnomah, Washington, Yamhill, Clackamas, and Columbia counties. PCC has four comprehensive campuses, eight education centers or areas served, and approximately 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.
(Salem) – Crypto-investment products are growing in popularity. There are more than 30,000 crypto-related domain registrations. Unfortunately, it is estimated that more than 80 percent of initial coin offerings (ICO) are scams to steal your money and identity.
Investors can be easily confused thinking an ICO is similar to an initial public offering (IPO). While they sound similar, they are very different. ICOs sell digital coins or tokens to fund a project. IPOs sell common stock and securities.
The most important difference is that IPOs are highly regulated, providing investor protections; many ICOs do not provide those protections.
To help consumers make informed decisions about crypto-investments, the Oregon Division of Financial Regulation is encouraging investors to be on the lookout for these common ICO schemes:
Fake digital wallets – A digital wallet allows someone to store, send, and receive cryptocurrencies. Scammers design fake wallets to gain access to people’s private codes and steal their cryptocurrency.
Pump-and-dumps – Groups of individuals coordinate to buy and promote a cryptocurrency on social media. They push the demand and price up, and then quickly sell it, leaving buyers with a devalued cryptocurrency.
Multi-level marketing platforms – Companies lure investors with the promise of high-interest/low-risk returns, and provide incentives to recruit additional investors. Eventually, the company shuts down the program, keeps the investments, and leaves investors with worthless digital coins.
“Approximately $400 million has been stolen from investors through ICOs, and that will continue to rise as they grow in popularity,” said Andrew Stolfi, division administrator. “Fraud runs rampant in these offerings and consumers must be extremely cautious before investing.”
The division has joined the North American Securities Administrators Association and more than 40 state and provincial securities regulators across the United States and Canada in Operation Cryptosweep. Designed to raise public awareness about the fraudulent actions of crypto-related investments, Operation Cryptosweep offers the resources below to help investors.
Review these resources before purchasing or investing in any type of cryptocurrency, especially those offered by an ICO. Consumers who have questions about these unregulated assets can call the division’s advocates at 866-814-9710 (toll-free).
About DCBS: 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.
About Oregon DFR:
The Division of Financial Regulation is part of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, Oregon’s largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. Visit www.dcbs.oregon.gov and http://dfr.oregon.gov/Pages/index.aspx.
Salem, OR – There are dozens of boat types on the market and so many opportunities to explore Oregon’s waterways. Regardless of what’s calling you to the water and the type of boat you’re in, be sure to plan ahead, pay attention and share the water so everyone can have a fun time.
The Oregon State Marine Board invites boaters to explore the interactive Boating Oregon Map, where you can find a boat ramp near you, plan for a weekend escape to places less-frequented or find a waterway in the center of all the action.
“This season is off to a great start,” says Ashley Massey, Public Information Officer for the Marine Board. “Take time to plan ahead. Check the weather forecast, water levels or tides, see if there are any reported obstructions, and have the right gear for the activities you’re doing,” Massey adds. Boaters can check the Marine Board’s website to find out what equipment is required based on the size of the boat and rules for operation which vary by waterbody.
Massey also emphasizes paying attention to your surroundings, continually scanning port to starboard and keeping a close eye on what’s ahead. “Brush up on the rules-of-the-road, start out slow because of debris in the water from this past winter, and whatever you do –don’t text and drive. In 2017, there were 17 collisions from distracted driving. Social media, taking pictures and texting can be fun, but the operator needs to maintain focus and awareness to what’s going on around them,” says Massey.
“High water levels in the spring cover many wing dams (also known as pile dikes) on rivers and bays and are just below the surface. Boaters need to keep their distance from the shoreline up to several hundred feet out from shore so they don’t inadvertently hit one of the piles.” Boaters are encouraged to learn where the wing dams are located based on the waterbody where they’re boating from NOAA Charts. The navigation charts can be downloaded for free.
With Oregon’s population increasing and many people wanting to boat in their own backyards, think about taking a “dispersion excursion” to lesser-known waterbodies, especially for people new to paddlesports or seeking more solitude. There are 96 waterways where motors are prohibited and 50 designated as electric motor only. Visit the Marine Board’s Experience Oregon Boating Handbook for more information about these regulated areas for paddlers and easy accessibility.
The Marine Board also recommends boaters play it safe by:
For more information about safe boating in Oregon, visit www.boatoregon.com.
May 23, 2018
Immunization law advisory committee meets May 30 in Portland
What: A public meeting of the Oregon Immunization School/Children’s Facility/College Law Advisory Committee
When: May 30, 2-4 p.m. A 15-minute public comment period will be held at the beginning of the meeting; comments may be limited to three minutes or less, depending on the number of commenters. Those providing comments are encouraged to send written comments to email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org by noon May 29 so they may be shared with committee members before the meeting.
Where: Portland State Office Building, Room 1E, 800 NE Oregon St., Portland. A conference call line is available at 866-377-3315, access code 9971040.
The Immunization School/Children’s Facility/College Law Advisory Committee advises the Oregon Health Authority on implementing rules for school, child care and college immunizations requirements. http://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/PREVENTIONWELLNESS/VACCINESIMMUNIZATION/IMMUNIZATIONPARTNERSHIPS/Pages/ISLAC.aspx
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Everyone has a right to know about and use the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:
May 23, 2018 - Salem, Ore. – Joseph Houck of Redmond won $25,000 playing an Oregon Lottery Scratch-it.
The Redmond-based finishing carpenter said he went to Logan’s Market to get some dinner and also picked up Scratch-its. He purchased four Scratch-its and said three of them were winners. But one ticket especially caught his attention, the “$3 Sky High Crossword."
“I played the ticket and started counting words. At first I thought I had seven words for $50, then eight for $100,” he said. “That’s when I decided to scan it and the clerk couldn’t believe it. It was worth $25,000! I screamed and yelled and jumped around.”
With a top prize of $25,000, there are still two jackpot prize-winning tickets of the $3 Sky High Crossword available, after Houck’s win. Houck said he signed the ticket and took it to several other stores just to make sure it was a big winner. Then he made the trip to Salem to claim his prize. He said he plans to buy a new truck and take a trip to see the redwoods in California.
“I will probably stay down there five days,” he said. “Did you know one is the height of a 36-story building? That’s amazing.”
During the 2015-17 biennium in Deschutes County, where Houck lives, more than $28.9 million in Oregon Lottery proceeds were directed to economic development, parks, education and watershed enhancement.
Lottery officials recommend that you always sign the back of your tickets with each Oregon Lottery game you play, to ensure you can claim any prize you may win. In the event of winning a jackpot, players should consult with a trusted financial planner or similar professional to develop a plan for their winnings. Prize winners of more than $50,000 should contact the Lottery office to schedule an appointment to claim their prize.
Since the Oregon Lottery began selling tickets on April 25, 1985, it has earned more than $11 billion for economic development, public education, state parks and watershed enhancements. For more information on the Oregon Lottery visit www.oregonlottery.org
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at approximately 8:30 p.m. in the 14000 block of SW Hillsboro Hwy in Hillsboro, Oregon.
This single-family fire affected 4 adults, 1 child and pets. Red Cross provided assistance to address immediate basic needs, assistance for temporary lodging, disaster mental health services and information about recovery services.
The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.
The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.
On May 22, 2018 Clark County Sheriff’s Deputies and members of Search and Rescue responded to a missing person last seen in the area north of Lewisville Park near the intersection of Charter Oak Road and NE 279th Street. The missing person is described as a 56 year old white male with a diminished mental capacity. Residents of this area are asked to check areas of their property to include buildings that are infrequently used. If located please call 911 and reference case number 18004480.
On May 22, 2018, at about 4:57 PM, Tualatin Police were called to a hit and run motor vehicle crash.
During the crash, an adult male suspect fled in a pickup near the 19400 block of SW Martinazzi Avenue after striking the victim’s vehicle, causing substantial damage. The victim followed the suspect’s pickup to the 19400 block of SW Boones Ferry Road, at which time police arrived and contacted the suspect, identified as Robert Schiskey, 61 years of age, of Tualatin.
Mr. Schiskey again fled the scene and a short pursuit occurred, in which Mr. Schiskey struck a pursuing police vehicle. Police chased Mr. Schiskey for about a mile to a parking lot near SW Martinazzi Avenue and SW Shenandoah Way. Mr. Schiskey would not follow commands to exit his vehicle and could not safely be taken into custody.
Officers from Tigard PD, Beaverton PD, and Sherwood PD, responded to the scene of the parking lot where Mr. Schiskey had barricaded himself in his vehicle. Attempts to negotiate a peaceful surrender took place for over an hour. With the assistance of Washington County Tactical Negotiations Team and Crisis Negotiation Unit, Mr. Schiskey eventually complied and exited his vehicle. He was taken into custody without incident. Mr. Schiskey was not injured.
No police were injured during this incident.
The original motor vehicle crash victim sustained minor injuries.
Mr. Schiskey was arrested and is to be lodged at the Washington County Jail for Hit and Run, DUII, and Felony Elude.
No further information at this time.
A Memorial Day ceremony to honor the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who lost their lives in service to our country will be held on Monday, May 28, 11 am at the Battle Ground Veterans Memorial located at Kiwanis Park, 422 SW 2nd Ave in Battle Ground.
Thirty-one local sons who died in service, and whose names are engraved on the wall of the memorial, will be remembered and honored with a reading of their names.
New to the memorial this year are an additional 16 commemorative bricks installed at the foot of the memorial's wall. The bricks are purchased by family and loved ones to honor any veteran, living or deceased, and display the veteran's name, branch of service and dates of service. Commemorative bricks are installed annually just prior to Memorial Day.
To learn more about the Battle Ground Veterans Memorial, the 31 honored veterans whose names are engraved on the wall, and commemorative bricks, visit our Veterans Memorial page.
Media are welcome to join Portland Fire & Rescue at the Fire Training Campus at 4800 NE 122nd Ave. where LifeFlight is schedule to land at 10am for a joint training exercise. The exercise is scheduled from 0930-1100am. Inquiries regarding this event should be emailed to eInfo@PortlandOregon.gov">FireInfo@PortlandOregon.gov. For safety reasons, this event will not be open to the public. This event is subject to cancellation if LifeFlight is activated for an emergency. If this occurs, an update will be sent via FlashAlert.
After months of discussion and input from the public, the Battle Ground City Council has adopted new regulations affecting the city’s fireworks regulations.
By state law, fireworks, during the 4th-of-July season, may only be sold and discharged between June 28 and July 5. The law, however, also gives local jurisdictions the authority to adopt more restrictive regulations, such as a complete ban of fireworks or a reduction in the number of days that sales and discharge is allowed. Any new regulations further restricting when fireworks may be sold or discharged may not take effect until one year after adoption.
The new fireworks regulations adopted by Battle Ground City Council on May 21, 2018 reduces the number of days fireworks can be sold and discharged in Battle Ground city limits. By state law, the new regulations cannot take effect until May 21, 2019.
Effective 2019, the sale of fireworks will be restricted to July 1 through July 4 from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm each day, and during the new year’s holiday season from December 27 to December 31 from noon to 11:00 pm each day.
Effective 2019, the discharge of fireworks will be restricted to July 3 from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm, July 4 from 9:00 am to midnight, and on December 31 from 6:00 pm to 1:00 am.
In effect, the new regulations reduce the number of days fireworks may be discharged within city limits during the 4th-of-July season from eight to two days, and reduces the number of days fireworks may be sold from eight to four days. There is no change to the sale or discharge of fireworks during the New Year’s holiday timeframe.
Also adopted by city council is a provision giving the Fire Marshal emergency authority to suspend or ban the discharge of fireworks should there be a threat to public safety.
Because these newly adopted regulations cannot take effect until 2019, the sale and discharge of fireworks will remain as-is this year - the maximum days allowed by state law. It is always important to be prepared, safe and responsible when discharging fireworks – take every safety precaution and be respectful of your neighbors and surroundings. Use of fireworks in city parks or on school grounds is prohibited. To view this year’s regulations and safety tips visit www.cityofbg.org/fireworks.
PORTLAND, Ore. –Joshua Paul Ruggles, 34, of Portland, was sentenced today to eight years in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute heroin.
According to court documents, on March 11, 2017, a Portland Police Bureau (PPB) officer responded to a report of a car prowler at the Pine Point Apartments on Southeast Pine Street in Portland. The 9-1-1 caller reported seeing a man who was not a resident of the complex rummaging through a minivan with a flashlight. When the officer arrived on scene, he observed a minivan with two male suspects inside. As one of the suspects, later identified as Ruggles, began to walk away from the minivan, the officer instructed him to stop and talk. Ruggles replied that he hadn’t done anything and continued walking away. The officer observed Ruggles holding an unknown dark object and reaching for his waistband.
The officer detained Ruggles and asked if he had any weapons on him. Ruggles declined. After finding brass knuckles on his person, the officer arrested Ruggles for carrying a concealed weapon. During a subsequent search, officers found $856 in cash in Ruggle’s right front pocket and several baggies of methamphetamine and heroin labeled for sale, a digital scale with drug residue, and a small loaded handgun in his groin area.
Ruggles previously pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin on December 14, 2017.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) with assistance from PPB. It was prosecuted by Leah K. Bolstad, Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon.
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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release
May 22, 2018
The United States is pleased to announce the start of negotiations with Canada to modernize the Columbia River Treaty regime on May 29-30, 2018, in Washington, D.C. The 1964 Treaty’s flood risk and hydropower operations have provided substantial benefits to millions of people on both sides of the border. The Treaty, a worldwide model for transboundary water cooperation, has also facilitated additional benefits such as supporting the river’s ecosystem, irrigation, municipal water use, industrial use, navigation, and recreation. Modernizing the Treaty regime will ensure these benefits continue for years to come.
As the United States enters these bilateral negotiations with our Canadian counterparts, our key objectives include continued, careful management of flood risk; ensuring a reliable and economical power supply; and better addressing ecosystem concerns. Our objectives are guided by the U.S. Entity Regional Recommendation for the Future of the Columbia River Treaty after 2024, a consensus document published in 2013 after years of consultations among the Northwest’s Tribes, states, stakeholders, public, and federal agencies.
The U.S. negotiating team will be led by the U.S. Department of State and will include the Bonneville Power Administration and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Northwestern Division (which together comprise the “U.S. Entity” that implements the Treaty in the United States); the Department of the Interior; and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
As negotiations proceed, the U.S. government will continue to engage regional stakeholders, Tribes, state government officials, and other interested groups. For more information regarding upcoming Town Halls open to the public, please contact iaRiverTreaty@state.gov">ColumbiaRiverTreaty@state.gov. For press inquiries, please contact email@example.com">WHAPress@state.gov.
Oregonians leading the way to a clean energy future
PORTLAND, Ore. May 22, 2018 — Portland General Electric customers are leading the way nationally in renewable power. With 174,000 customers voluntarily participating in its Green FutureSM program, PGE has the largest participation in a renewables program of any U.S. utility, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
This marks the ninth consecutive year PGE has received NREL’s No. 1 ranking for number of business and residential renewable power customers enrolled, and sixth consecutive year for the most megawatt hours of renewable energy sold at 1.8 million MWh.
“Our customers continue to demonstrate that Oregon is leading the way to a clean energy future,” said Carol Dillin, vice president, customer strategies and business development, PGE. “We’re grateful that 20 percent of our customers choose renewable energy to power their homes and businesses.”
PGE began its renewable power program in 1999. As part of the program, participating customers automatically contribute to PGE’s Renewable Development Fund. To date, PGE Green Future customers have helped fund more than 8 Megawatts of new renewable energy generation, with another 3 Megawatts under construction. Funded projects include solar and biogas projects at the Oregon Zoo and Zenger Farm.
Green Mountain Energy Company assists PGE in connecting customers with its Green Future program; and 3Degrees supplies PGE with the renewable power for these voluntary options.
About Portland General Electric Company: Portland General Electric (NYSE: POR) is a fully integrated energy company based in Portland, Oregon, serving 877,000 customers in 51 cities. For more than 125 years, PGE has been delivering affordable, safe, reliable energy to Oregonians. With 2,900 employees across the state, PGE is committed to a clean and reliable energy future and has established an ambitious goal of reducing PGE’s greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050. For more information, visit PortlandGeneral.com.
Vancouver, Wash. – The Clark County Historic Preservation Commission recently received an Outstanding Achievement in Historic Preservation Award in the education category from the state of Washington.
Dr. Allyson Brooks, historic preservation officer with the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, presented the annual awards during a ceremony last week in Olympia.
The commission was honored for its success in reaching new and broader audiences regarding the importance of preserving heritage.
While the commission has long been disseminating information to the public, efforts in recent years have been increased and broadened. The commission has been working with local museums and heritage organizations to further goals about collaboration and partnership with like-minded stewards of local heritage. They also briefed local leaders on the region’s heritage community and how historic preservation is linked to larger governance issues.
“We wanted to do everything we could to expand historic preservation in Clark County,” said Robert Ted Hinds, commission chair.
The historic preservation awards recognize persons, organizations and projects that achieve distinction in the field of historic preservation. Award categories are barn rehabilitation, career achievement, cemetery preservation, education, media, planning, rehabilitation, special achievement and stewardship.
The Clark County Historic Preservation Commission raises awareness of the county’s historic and cultural resources and serves as the county’s primary resource on historic preservation. Commission members are appointed by the Clark County Council.
For more information, go to www.clark.wa.gov/community-planning/historic-preservation.
VANCOUVER, WA (May 22, 2018) – Columbia Springs will be hosting their annual dinner auction fundraiser, Hooked on Nature, on Saturday, Aug. 4th, 2018 at Clark College’s Gaiser Hall from 5:30pm-9:00pm. Tickets are on sale now at www.columbiasprings.org/hooked-on-nature.
Hooked on Nature will feature the second annual Local Celebrity Chef Salmon Bake-Off. Guests will vote on the best salmon dishes, with the winning chef taking home bragging rights and a fish trophy. Guests will also enjoy live and silent auctions, games, and a live performance by the award-winning a capella group B-Side Book Club.
Hooked on Nature is made possible by the generous support of the Presenting Sponsor, Port of Vancouver. Additional sponsors at the Salmon and Steelhead levels include Waste Connections, Paul Montague Tax Prep, Clark Public Utilities, BergerABAM, OnLine Support, Dennis and Debbie Kampe, and Tidewater.
Columbia Springs is a nonprofit organization located at 12208 SE Evergreen Hwy. in Vancouver, offering our community a unique setting where educational experiences foster greater awareness of the natural world and inspire stewardship.
On May 21, 2018 at approximately 1:00 PM, the Woodburn Police Department responded to French Prairie Middle School, located at 1025 N. Boones Ferry Road in Woodburn, after receiving a report that a student, using a smartphone with the Snapchat app, had threatened to shoot fellow students.
Woodburn police detectives and school resource officers responded immediately to the school upon learning of the threat. Working with school staff, the suspect was quickly identified by investigating officers and social media evidence was found confirming the suspect had threatened five students through the Snapchat app. Police contacted and interviewed the threatened students. Detectives did not find any evidence to believe that the suspect had the means or capability to carry out the threats.
Based upon their investigation, Woodburn Police arrested the 13-year-old suspect and transported him to the Marion County Juvenile Detention facility on charges of Menacing and Disorderly Conduct.
Police and school officials were first made aware of the initial threat through the “SafeOregon” website. “SafeOregon" is a program created for Oregon students, parents, school staff, community members and law enforcement officers to report and respond to student safety threats. Please visit www.safeoregon.com for further information about this program.
Questions can be directed to Sgt. Andy Shadrin or Deputy Chief Marty Pilcher at 503-982-2345.
On 5/22/18 Woodland police Department responded to the Woodland High School in reference to a rumored threat at the school. The threat was for a student to come back to the High School next week and cause harm. The Woodland Police Department is currently conducting an investigation into this incident and will release more information as it comes available.
On 5/21/2018 at 9:10 pm, deputies from the Benton County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to an address of 35111 Tum Tum Road in Blodgett, Oregon for a shooting in progress.
Deputies arrived and contacted a female that had been shot and began providing first aid. The female was transported via Life Flight to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis. She is currently in stable condition. Her information is not being released at this time.
A male was found deceased at the scene. His name is not be released pending positive identification and family notification.
Both victims were found outside a private residence.
The scene was active for a short time, as the shooter(s) location was unknown.
Officers from the Philomath Police Department and Oregon State Police responded to the area to assist. As additional law enforcement arrived, information was gathered from witnesses, suspects were identified in the area of the shooting and arrested.
The following suspects were booked into the Benton County Jail:
Jim Dandee Morris DOB 7/26/1962
Attempted Murder X3
Felon in Possession of a Firearm X2
Julie Ann Thurman
Attempted Assault I X2
The Benton County Major Crimes team is continuing to investigate but at this time, Benton County Sheriff’s Office does not believe there is a threat to the community from additional suspects.
Oregon State Police Crime Lab has responded to the scene of the shooting and will assist BCSO with gathering evidence at the scene.
Corvallis Police Department, Philomath Police Department, Albany Police Department, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and Oregon State Police have assisted in the investigation.
Additional Information will be released as it becomes available.
Booking Pictures are attached.
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Saturday night’s quadruple fatal crash on Interstate 5 north of the Rice Hill area.
On May 19, 2018 at 9:33 p.m., OSP troopers and emergency responders were dispatched to a two vehicle crash on Interstate 5 southbound near milepost 154.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a red Acura Integra was southbound on Interstate 5 when for unknown reasons turned around and went northbound in the southbound lanes. The Acura Integra continued northbound in the southbound lanes and collided nearly head-on with a southbound Nissan Murano. Both vehicles became engulfed in fire after the collision. Bystanders were able to remove two passengers from the Nissan Murano. Drivers of both vehicles were not able to be safely removed and died from injuries sustained in the crash. The two passengers that were removed from the Nissan Murano also both died from injuries sustained in the crash.
Names of all involved are not being released pending positive identifications and next of kin notifications being completed.
Investigators are looking for any witnesses that may have seen the red Acura Integra on Interstate 5 southbound prior to the crash. Those witnesses can call the Oregon State Police at 541-440-3333 and reference case number SP18-181178.
Interstate 5 southbound was closed for over five (5) hours. Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) set up a detour.
OSP was assisted at the scene by ODOT, North Douglas Fire, South Lane Fire, Bay Cities Ambulance, Sutherlin Police Department, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and Roseburg Towing. OSP was also assisted with the investigation by Clark County, Washington Sheriff’s Office and the Jackson County, Oregon Sheriff’s Office.
Date: May 21, 2018
Contact: Megan Ehnle, Board of Forestry Executive Support, Cell: 503-302-5603
Salem, ORE – The Oregon Board of Forestry will meet in La Grande on June 6. The meeting is open to the public and a public comment period is on the agenda.
The meeting will begin at 9 a.m., and go through approximately 2:45 p.m., with an Executive Session following and scheduled to end at approximately 3:45 p.m. The meeting is open to the public and a public comment period is on the agenda. The meeting will be held at Eastern Oregon University, 1 University Blvd., in La Grande.
Agenda items include:
Audio recordings of each Board of Forestry meeting with minutes are posted upon completion of each meeting. Beginning with the June 6 meeting, livestream options will be available for those who wish to view remotely. Along with this content, other agenda materials are available at www.oregon.gov/ODF/Board/Pages/BOFMeetings.aspx.
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.
The Oregon 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 about the Board is available at: www.oregon.gov/ODF/Board/Pages/AboutBOF.aspx.
Pleasant Valley Elementary School will host a Boardwalk Trail Ribbon Cutting for the school’s “Wildside” – a 13 acre piece of land on the school’s property that is used to educate students about the environment. The festivities will begin at 3:30 p.m. with meet and greet, followed by the official dedication and recognition at 4 p.m. Immediately following, there will be an Open House with tours of the site. Pleasant Valley Elementary School is located at 17625 S.E. Foster Road, Gresham, Oregon.
Twelve years ago, Pleasant Valley Elementary School sixth grade teacher David Scharfenberg got permission from the Centennial School Board for he and his students to begin a restoration of seven acres of district owned property that sits adjacent to their school playground. The goals of the project were to: improve soil and water quality; provide native plant and animal habitat; and encourage the public to learn about and appreciate the environment.
Named the Wildside by students, the project eventually grew to nearly 13 acres. Students, their families and community volunteers have planted 4,200 trees, 1,400 shrubs and removed acres of invasive plants such as blackberries. More than 1,600 different volunteers have donated 7,400 hours of service to the project over the years. A total of $197,000 in grants has been used for restoration, flooding abatement, water quality improvement, signage, tools, structures and student instruction.
Scharfenberg say that since the beginning, 910 sixth grade students and their families have been a part of the Wildside Crew. “This is the group of students who have done most of the work over the years. They have done the planning, planting, building, and taking the younger students out to the site to educate them about the environment. The sixth graders are the ones who have directly benefited from the service learning activities.” While working on the Wildside is a fun activity for students, Scharfenberg makes sure that the work integrates reading, writing, math, science, speaking and art.
The June 1 Boardwalk Trail Ribbon Cutting will show off the fruits of their labor for all of the businesses and volunteers that have contributed to the restoration project over the years and local dignitaries.
In preparation for the upcoming boating season, which typically starts Memorial Day weekend, Sheriff Mark Nelson says the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting courtesy ramp vessel safety inspections and will also have a boat on area waters all weekend for on-water inspections and enforcement.
On Saturday May 26th 2018, from 8am to noon, Deputies will be at the Willow Grove Boat Launch and the Yale Boat Launch. Deputies will be conducting courtesy ramp inspections and will have Carbon Monoxide stickers for those who don’t have them, and 2018 Marine Safety Inspection stickers for those who pass. The goal of this is a SAFE 2018 boating season and a summer without drownings or serious incidents.
The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is pleased to announce the graduation of its 378th Basic Police Class.
The Basic Police Class is 16-weeks in length and includes dozens of training areas including survival skills, firearms, emergency vehicle operations, ethics, cultural diversity, problem solving, community policing, elder abuse, drug recognition, and dozens of other subjects.
Basic Police Class 378 will graduate at the Oregon Public Safety Academy at 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE in Salem, Oregon on Friday, June 8, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with a reception immediately following the graduation. Chief Tighe O’Meara of the Ashland Police Department will be the speaker.
The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training would like to invite you to join us in observing the ceremony and congratulating Basic Police #BP378 on their successful completion of basic training.
The graduating students appreciate the family, friends and guests who make graduation an appropriate conclusion to their basic training at the Oregon Public Safety Academy.
Graduating members of BP378:
Police Officer Fabrizzio Avila
OHSU University Police
Police Officer Nathan Banfi
Portland Police Bureau
Police Officer Charlie Berry
Port of Portland Police Department
Deputy Sheriff Chandler Bolton
Linn County Sheriff's Office
Police Officer Gregory Bunker
Nyssa Police Department
Police Officer Aaron Carlton
OHSU University Police
Police Officer Nicholas Codiga
Warm Springs Police Department
Police Officer John Collins
Portland Police Bureau
Deputy Sheriff Marcus Dennard
Curry County Sheriff's Office
Police Officer Sean Doran
West Linn Police Department
Deputy Sheriff George Economou
Hood River County Sheriff's Office
Deputy Sheriff Sara Ellebracht
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
Police Officer Jay Fox
Dallas Police Department
Deputy Sheriff Mark Fox
Marion County Sheriff's Office
Police Officer Justin Gagnon
Seaside Police Department
Deputy Sheriff Chad Golden
Klamath County Sheriff's Office
Police Officer Richard Gonzalez-Godinez
Independence Police Department
Police Officer Sierra Hancock
Portland Police Bureau
Police Officer Diego Herrejon
Gresham Police Department
Police Officer Jeffrey Hodney
Monmouth Police Department
Deputy Sheriff Justin Horton
Klamath County Sheriff's Office
Police Officer Dina Kashuba
Portland Police Bureau
Deputy Sheriff Robert Konieczny
Josephine County Sheriff's Office
Deputy Sheriff Keegan McQuillan
Lane County Sheriff's Office
Deputy Sheriff James Monda
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office
Deputy Sheriff Caleb Mott
Marion County Sheriff's Office
Police Officer Adam Oblack
Gresham Police Department
Police Officer Haley Rayburn
Portland Police Bureau
Police Officer Ty Ridout
Ashland Police Department
Police Officer Christian Santos
Portland Police Bureau
Deputy Sheriff Tanner Sherrow
Josephine County Sheriff's Office
Police Officer Cory Stevens
Cottage Grove Police Department
Police Officer Kristopher Swalko
Portland Police Bureau
Police Officer Sara Tolley
Pendleton Police Department
Deputy Sheriff Jonathan Vinyard
Coos County Sheriff's Office
Police Officer Nycolma White
North Bend Police Department
Deputy Sheriff Matthew Whitmer
Coos County Sheriff's Office
## Background Information on the DPSST ##
The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) operates the Oregon Public Safety Academy which spans more than 235 acres in Salem. The Academy is nationally recognized for its innovative training programs and active stakeholder involvement. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director, and Sheriff Jason Myers of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office serves as the Chair of the Board. The department implements minimum standards established by the Board for the training and certification of more than 40,000 city, tribal, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security providers.
DPSST provides training to more than 25,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem: certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and reviews and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the Board.
May 25th is National Missing Children’s Day every year. Missing Children’s Day is dedicated to encouraging parents, guardians, caregivers, and others concerned with the well-being of children to make child safety a priority. It serves as a reminder to continue our efforts to reunite missing children with their families and an occasion to honor those dedicated to this cause. The theme of this year’s event is taken form the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, “Hope is why we’re here”. Organizations on-hand include those that not only investigate missing children cases, but also those that strive to give kids and adults tools to keep themselves safe on a daily basis.
The Oregon State Police tracks all missing and unidentified person cases in Oregon. OSP works closely with all other Law Enforcement partners to get these cases entered into the National Missing and Unidentified Person System (NamUs) www.namus.gov. As of today, there are over 412 missing children in Oregon. That number changes daily. We need the public’s assistance to help bring closure to these families.
We are proud and excited to announce this year we will have representatives from:
May 22, 2018
Metrics Technical Advisory Group to meet May 24 in Portland and by webinar
What: The regular public meeting of the Oregon Health Authority Metrics Technical Advisory Group
When: May 24, 1-3 p.m.
Where: Lincoln Building, eighth floor, Mary Conference Room, 421 SW Oak St., Portland
Attendees can also join remotely by webinar at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3012336791554163970 and telephone conference line at 888-398-2342, participant code 5731389.
Agenda: Welcome and introductions; updates; eCQMs; review 2019 CCO incentive measure set recommendations; non-incentivized measure discussion; wrap up and adjourn.
For more information, please visit the committee's website at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/ANALYTICS/Pages/Metrics-Technical-Advisory-Group.aspx.
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Everyone has a right to know about and use Oregon Health Authority (OHA) programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:
PORTLAND, Ore. – On May 21, 2018, Jeramy Theodore Carpenter, 35, of Portland, was sentenced to 220 months in federal prison for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
According to court documents, on September 15, 2016, Carpenter and a co-conspirator arranged to sell two ounces of methamphetamine for $800. With Carpenter hiding in the back seat of a sport-utility vehicle, the co-conspirator drove to an agreed upon location to meet their buyer. The buyer entered the vehicle and sat in the front passenger seat. Carpenter raised up from the back seat and struck the buyer multiple times in the back of the head with a firearm, asking “Where’s my money?” After further interrogation, the victim persuaded Carpenter and the co-conspirator to drop him off to retrieve the money from a safe deposit box. The victim escaped and called police.
Multnomah County Sheriff deputies applied for and obtained a search warrant to search Carpenter’s garage and the vehicles associated with him and his co-conspirator. While searching the garage, they discovered plastic wrap from a used or discarded kilogram of methamphetamine, drug records, a money counter, and a backpack containing Carpenter’s wallet, identification, and prescription medications. Carpenter’s backpack also contained over 1,100 grams of methamphetamine, a digital scale, two firearms, three pairs of brass knuckles, and $1,000 in cash. Deputies found a third firearm in Carpenter’s vehicle and fourth in his spouse’s vehicle.
Carpenter previously pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine on January 22, 2018.
This case was investigated by the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigation Unit (SIU) and prosecuted by Leah K. Bolstad, Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon.
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On 05-21-18 at approximately 6:00pm, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office was made aware of threating statements made by a Hockinson High School student to other students. Working with the Hockinson school district, detectives with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Detective Unit (TDU) and the Hockinson School Resource Officer conducted an investigation and developed probable cause to arrest the suspect. The juvenile suspect was arrested and booked into Clark County Juvenile Detention for Threats to bomb or injure property (RCW 9.61.160).
The Sheriff’s Office would like to echo the Hockinson school district’s sentiment if you hear something say something.
Welcome to the Oregon FBI’s Tech Tuesday segment. This week, using your credit report to build a digital defense against ID theft.
Last week, we talked about the toll that ID theft can take on your personal finances. A criminal organization steals your info – whether by data breach or through something as simple as a bogus email phishing attack – and your credit history can take a devastating blow. The fraudsters can open bank accounts, take out loans, or rack up massive credit card debt – all in your good name.
Given the hacks we’ve seen in recent years, there are few people who haven’t had their identity stolen. While you, as an individual, can’t stop those breaches against some of the nation’s biggest retailers and financial institutions, there is something very simple that you CAN do: check your credit history.
There are three main credit reporting agencies in the U.S.: TransUnion, Experian and Equifax. Together, they have set up a system through which you can request one free credit report each year from each of their agencies. You have the choice of getting all three at once or spreading them out over the course of the year.
To request your free reports, go to www.annualcreditreport.com.
Your report will include any names you have used, your addresses, how much you owe your creditors, whether you pay on time, whether you’ve been sued and whether you’ve filed for bankruptcy. Each report collects slightly different information from different sources, so it is important to check all three – whether at the same time or spread out over time.
Why is it important to make sure each of these reports is accurate? This may be your first indicator that someone is committing fraud in your name. In addition, these credit agencies sell this information to creditors, employers, insurance companies and other businesses. The information in this record may make a difference in whether you get a mortgage, new car loan, new credit card, get a job or pass a rental screening.
If you find fraudulent information – or something you dispute as being inaccurate – you need to document your request for review in writing to the credit agency. You should also send a dispute letter to the creditor who reported the item in question.
Also, a warning about look-a-like websites. www.annualcreditreport.com is the ONLY official, free option to receive your report from the three main agencies. Some for-profit sites will offer you a free report or credit monitoring initially, but then they will automatically start charging you down the road. In other cases, fraudsters have set up websites to look legit – but their only purpose is to gather your personally identifiable information, or PII, when you go to request your report.
If you have been victimized by an online scam or any other cyber fraud, be sure to report it to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov or call your local FBI office.
Roy Victor Devoursney (61 years) is expected to plead guilty tomorrow to charges stemming from his conduct on January 28, 2018 in Salem during which he drove his RV into two Salem Police Patrol Cars injuring two officers and causing significant damage to their vehicles. Salem Police Officers discharged their firearms multiple times at the direction of the RV in an attempt to stop the Defendant before he was stopped and taken into custody. He has been lodged at the Marion County Jail since his release from Salem Health shortly after the incident.
The hearing is scheduled before the Honorable Thomas M. Hart at the Marion County Courthouse at 3:30 PM. The parties expect sentencing to follow at that time.
One hundred and fifty years ago, no family or community was untouched by the bloodiest conflict in American history — the Civil War. The four-year-long struggle claimed the lives of over 620,000 soldiers — which is more Americans than died in both World Wars, Korea, and Vietnam combined.
It was on May 5, 1868 that the Grand Army of the Republic, an early veterans advocacy group comprised of Civil War veterans, first urged Americans to observe a “National Memorial Day” to honor the dead of the Civil War.
The tradition has grown in the 150 years that have followed. Today, Memorial Day is a cherished and protected national holiday — especially in Oregon. Every year, hundreds of thousands of Oregonians attend ceremonies, town parades and other solemn events to pause and remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice — from the Civil War to the most current conflicts in the Middle East.
It is estimated that nearly 6,000 Oregon service members’ lives have been lost in the line of duty since our state’s inception.
However Memorial Day is celebrated in your community, and however different it may appear from the simple ceremonies of a grieving, post-Civil War America, the sentiment remains the same. It is that of a grateful nation to its fallen soldiers: “Thank you. We will never forget you.”
This Memorial Day, as we kick off the start of summer and turn to enjoy Oregon’s incredible parks, beaches, rivers and mountains, we invite all citizens to pause and truly honor our fallen and our Gold Star families. We stand on the shoulders of all those who came before us and will never forget the service and sacrifice of all those who gave all.
Thank you all for your support of Oregon veterans, and bless all those still serving, at home and overseas.
Mitch Sparks is a retired Navy veteran and acting director of the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs.
Correction: The day of the week for this meeting is Tuesday (not Friday as originally stated).
Date: May 22, 2018
Nick Hennemann, Public Affairs Specialist, Salem, 503-910-4311
Kyle Abraham, Deputy Chief Private Forests Division, Salem, 503-945-7473
SALEM, Ore. - The Committee for Family Forestlands will meet Tuesday, May 29 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The meeting will be in the Tillamook Room at the Oregon Department of Forestry Salem Headquarters, 2600 State Street.
The committee will receive updates about and discuss these topics:
This is a public meeting, everyone is welcome. The agenda includes time for public comment at the beginning of the meeting. The meeting space is accessible to persons with disabilities. Requests for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made at least 48 hours before the meeting. For more information about attending the meeting please contact Susan Dominique at 503-945-7502.
The 13-member committee researches policies that affect family forests, natural resource and forestry benefits. The committee recommends actions to the Oregon Board of Forestry and State Forester based on its findings. You can find more information at: www.oregon.gov/ODF/Board/Pages/CFF.aspx.
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum is one of more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer
[McMinnville, OR – May 22, 2018] – Today, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum announced its participation in the ninth annual Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. A list of participating museums nationwide is available at arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.
“We are honored to participate in the Blue Star Museum program again this year,” said John Rasmussen, Museum Interim Executive Director. “This dovetails with our mission to honor the patriotic service of our active duty military members and their families.”
“Visiting a museum is a great way to get to know a community—whether it’s in your hometown or a stop on a road trip,” said NEA Chairman Jane Chu. “We appreciate the enthusiasm of museums all across the country who open their doors for military and their families to spend time together and have new arts experiences.”
This year’s participating Blue Star Museums represent not just fine arts museums, but also science museums, history museums, zoos, nature centers, and children’s museums. Museums are welcome to sign up for Blue Star Museums throughout the summer by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
“As many military families spend the summer months moving from one duty station to another, or reconnecting with a parent who has returned from deployment, Blue Star Museums helps service members and their families create memories,” said Blue Star Families Chief Executive Officer Kathy Roth-Douquet. “Blue Star Families has great appreciation for the generosity of the museums across the country who roll out the red carpet for the families who serve alongside their service members. We are thrilled with the continued growth of the program and the unparalleled opportunities it offers.”
About Blue Star Museums
Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America. The program runs from the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, May 26, 2018 through Labor Day, September 3, 2018.
The free admission program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military - Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as Active Duty and Reservists, National Guardsman (regardless of status), U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members. Qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card for entrance into a participating Blue Star Museum.
Follow Blue Star Museums on Twitter @NEAarts and @BlueStarFamily, #bluestarmuseums.
About Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum:
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Call 503-434-4180 or visit www.evergreenmuseum.org for more information.
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is best known as the home of the world's largest wooden aircraft, the Hughes Flying Boat "Spruce Goose." The Museum collection also includes a rare SR-71 "Blackbird," and the Titan II SLV Missile--with its original launch room, and a new full-motion interactive flight simulator ride. Discover more than 150 historic aircraft, spacecraft, and exhibits on display, along with artwork and traveling exhibits. The Museum values its educational partnerships, which include the Academy of Model Aeronautics, the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, the Oregon Space Consortium and the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program. The Museum is located at 500 NE Captain Michael King Smith Way, across the highway from the McMinnville Airport and about three miles southeast of McMinnville, Ore., on Highway 18. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @evergreenmuseum for the latest updates.
About the National Endowment for the Arts
Established by Congress in 1965, the NEA is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the NEA supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America. Visit arts.gov to learn more about NEA.
About Blue Star Families
Blue Star Families builds communities that support military families by connecting research and data to programs and solutions, including career development tools, local community events for families, and caregiver support. Since its inception in 2009, Blue Star Families has engaged tens of thousands of volunteers and serves more than 1.5 million military family members. With Blue Star Families, military families can find answers to their challenges anywhere they are. For more information, visit bluestarfam.org.
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Salem, Ore. – The landscape of north Salem is changing. Thanks to significant investment by the region’s private and public sectors, once-blighted areas are receiving more than just a fresh coat of paint… they’re being rebuilt and enhanced. These investments are increasing the affordable housing inventory, enhancing transportation amenities, and creating workforce development and educational opportunities for Salem residents.
“This long-awaited investment in Salem's northern gateway will help attract destination businesses and amenities, as well as improve the lives of those who already call north Salem home - from affordable places to live, to more shopping options," said Jason Cox, North Gateway Redevelopment Advisory Board Chair.
But how did this come about? In short, it’s because in 1990 the North Gateway Urban Renewal Area was established, a roughly 900-acre section of north Salem that includes the Portland Road Corridor. In the last 28 years, urban renewal funding has built new roads, improved area intersections, and facilitated the development, and redevelopment, of public facilities and mixed-use properties.
“Tax increment revenue received in the urban renewal area allows us to invest in projects that improve infrastructure, safety, and beautification along Portland Road. This encourages additional private sector investment that creates growth in property tax revenue that will benefit the city,” said Kristin Retherford, Director of Urban Development for the City of Salem.
In 2014, the Urban Renewal Agency began an extensive outreach program to residents, businesses, and community organizations to inform an action plan that would help direct the funding and priorities for the area. Community feedback indicated that the plan should explore ways to grow small businesses, make walking and biking safer, and create financial incentives for businesses and property owners in the area. The action plan was adopted in 2016 using that community’s feedback.
Below is an update on the north Salem projects that were outlined in this action plan. A lot has happened since 2016.
Affordable Housing: Supporting the construction of new affordable housing units is an adopted City-wide goal and has remained an Urban Renewal Area Plan priority since 2016. The Urban Renewal Agency has formed multiple partnerships to address affordable housing in north Salem. Examples include the construction of the Cornerstone Apartments on Portland Road and helping the Salem Housing Authority develop additional affordable housing on Fisher Road. Urban renewal investment of approximately $2.6 million in these projects will leverage approximately $30 million in public and private investment and bring more than 200 new affordable housing units to Salem’s North Gateway Urban Renewal Area.
Educational Opportunities and Workforce Development: Throughout the Mid-Willamette region, there is a need for a trained workforce. To address this need, the Urban Renewal Agency invested $2 million toward the Salem-Keizer School District’s Career and Technical Education Center. Despite only three-of-five phases being complete, the facility is already generating the attention of students and public education institutions throughout Salem and surrounding areas. When the facility is complete in 2020, the school is expected to have 1,000 students enrolled in various programs including auto mechanics, construction, and design.
Streetscape Improvements: In Fall 2017, a streetscape design plan to improve the Portland Road Corridor was developed using community feedback. The plan makes it easier and safer to walk and bike in the area, and integrates infrastructure improvements to help existing and future businesses. The project includes three pedestrian crossings with refuge islands and new sidewalks, curbs, and streetlights along Portland Road between Bill Frey Drive NE and Hyacinth Street NE. In addition, retaining walls will be constructed at the Claggett Creek crossing of Portland Road NE to accommodate the new sidewalks. Sewer and water infrastructure will also be installed to accommodate future growth in the Portland Road area.
Public/Private Partnership Grant Program: The grant program assists the private sector with developing and investing in the North Gateway Urban Renewal Area. In the past two years, $4.5 million in urban renewal funds have helped business invest $19.3 million in the area and created an estimated 180 new jobs. Grant funding helps companies like Pro-Cure, Dicke Safety Supply, and ATC, stay and grow in Salem by allowing them to add equipment and make building improvements that improve their production. Thanks to these investments, and continued efforts by the City of Salem’s business retention program, developer and business interest continues to grow in the area.
To learn more about projects in north Salem, visit: http://bit.ly/cosngura.
The City of Salem’s Urban Development Department is committed to enhancing community prosperity through an array of programs in its four major service areas: Real Property Services, Housing and Social Services, Economic Development and Downtown Revitalization. The Urban Development Department: manages the City’s urban renewal areas (URA) and redevelopment projects within the URAs; administers federally funded block grant and housing programs; provides loans and grants to eligible businesses, homeowners, and renters; and manages leases, acquires, and sells properties for the City.
More than 500 community members gathered at the Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools (VPS) annual luncheon, celebrating the organization’s 30th anniversary and donating over $250,000 to support VPS students. During the event, Executive Director Nada Wheelock announced the largest single individual donation ever pledged, $500,000, by an anonymous donor.
“In our 30th year, support for students has never been stronger,” said Wheelock. “We are grateful to our generous event sponsors and all of our donors for demonstrating their commitment to helping local students thrive.”
Thanks to event sponsors, all money raised during the luncheon goes directly to support a wide range of student needs, learning enrichment experiences, and mentoring support benefitting approximately 24,000 students at 37 schools and programs across the district.
The luncheon’s program included remarks by Mariah McCleskey, a community volunteer, teacher, and Foundation for VPS Board Member, who shared a story of a student who now can hear thanks to support from the Foundation and caring community partners.
“Resources provided by the Foundation for VPS can mean the difference between a child getting help with urgent and unmet needs or suffering in silence; between a child struggling or thriving in school,” said McCleskey. “When we recognize something may be wrong and when we respond, children can access the support they need to be healthy, ready to learn and able to reach their full potential.”
Guests enjoyed a meal prepared and served by culinary students from Fort Vancouver High School Center for International Studies. Hudson’s Bay High School horticulture students designed the floral centerpieces and entertainment was provided by choirs from Fruit Valley and Chinook Elementary Schools.
For the past 30 years, the Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools has leveraged financial support from the community to remove barriers so students come to school healthy, happy and ready to learn. For far too many of Vancouver’s children, poverty presents barriers to learning. The level of need is increasing along with Vancouver's population. Almost half of the 24,000 VPS students qualify for free or reduced-price meals, a federal indicator of poverty and more than 1,000 students experienced homelessness during the school year.
The Foundation for VPS funds basic needs, mentoring, enrichment, and early education programs that reach each of the 37 district schools and programs. Programs supported through the foundation include grants to fund enrichment activities, support of 18 Family-Community Resource Centers and two mobile units, the Principals’ Emergency Basic Needs Account, Lunch Buddies and other mentoring programs, and additional services that support students and education.
The Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools is an independent, 501(c)3 educational non-profit corporation established in 1988 to support Vancouver Public Schools (VPS). Governed by a volunteer board of directors made up of business, community, and education leaders, the foundation creates opportunities to cultivate and inspire student success. As an educational non-profit entity, the foundation serves 37 Vancouver schools and programs, providing financial assistance and programs not funded by VPS. The Foundation for VPS is supported by donations from school employees, parents, students, community members, organizations and businesses. Visit www.FoundationforVPS.org for more information.
Just before 6pm this evening Clackamas firefighters responded to a residential fire in Happy Valley. Firefighters received multiple reports of a house along Mt. Scott Blvd that was well involved with fire and smoke. When firefighters arrived, they reported a large residential home with heavy fire and smoke coming from the roof line and called for more resources to assist in the fire fight. Fire crews began to get hose lines in place and establish a water supply with nearby fire hydrants in preparation for an extended operation.
Shortly after crews began to get water on the fire, Clackamas Fire Battalion Chiefs arrived and called for a second alarm. During the initial fire fight crews were working in the offensive mode, fighting fire from the interior of the structure. After approximately 20 minutes, due to the extent of the fire, the Incident Commander moved everyone to defensive operations or fighting fire from the outside of the structure until the main body of the fire could be knocked down. No injuries were reported by fire crews and it took nearly 50 firefighters from Clackamas Fire District and Portland Fire and Rescue to bring this fire under control.
The homeowner discovered the fire when she arrived home from the grocery store. Knowing her two dogs were inside, the homeowner opened the front door and the two dogs were able to escape without harm. The homeowner was interviewed by investigators to help pin point the cause of the fire. This fire is still under investigation.
Clackamas Fire would like to remind everyone to never go back into a burning home, 'Get Out and Stay Out'. Fire and smoke spread rapidly and can quickly incapacitate you.
Thank you to our mutual partners at Portland Fire and Rescue, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office and AMR for your assistance.
At approximately 2:30 pm Dallas Fire & EMS along with SW Polk Fire District responded to a fully involved RV fire on the 12000 block of Clow Corner. It took fire crews about 20 minutes to get the fire knocked down and then transition to overhaul mode, making certain the fire had been extinguished. This RV was a complete loss. A second RV, located a few feet away had also started on fire prior to fire crews arrival. That fire had been extinguished with minimal damage. 15 fire personnel were on scene. The single occupant was able to get out safely. The occupant reported her 7 cats were still inside, one was able to be rescued but the others have not been accounted for. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Oregon City, Oregon (May 21, 2017) – City employees who operate heavy machinery on Oregon City’s streets may make it look easy, but doing so requires significant training and skill. On May 23, employees from the City of Oregon City, Clackamas County, and other agencies, will have the chance to show off their skills as they compete in the First Annual, Oregon American Public Works Association Equipment ROADeo. The ROADeo is a part of the activities associated with National Public Works Week, May 20 through 26. Public Works agencies throughout the region and nationally take time to recognize the vital role that public works and the employees play in our society. We invite media to participate at 11:30 a.m., please RSVP with contact below.
Additional competitors include City of Bend, City of Eugene, City of Gladstone, City of Lake Oswego, City of Oregon City, City of Roseburg, City of Tigard, City of West Linn, Clackamas County, Crook County, Lane County, Water Environmental Services
The ROADeo events are organized by equipment type, requiring operators to demonstrate their ability to operate specific pieces of equipment under challenging circumstances. Competitors will work their way through pre-designed courses, which are divided into timed segments with corresponding point values. First place overall winners in each event are eligible to compete in the American Public Works Association’s (APWA) National Equipment ROADeo in Kansas City, Missouri this August. Participants will also have the opportunity to network with other public agencies on techniques and how to better serve the City, County, or State Agency they represent.
“Our heavy equipment operators are tasked with unforeseen obstacles every day,” said Oregon City Director of Public Works, John Lewis. “We wanted to bring our APWA agency partners together for a statewide competition that showcases our employees’ talent, this is a fun way to see our professional equipment operators in action.”
WHEN: Wednesday, May 23, 2018; 9 a.m. to noon (this event is not open to the public)
WHERE: End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, 1726 Washington St, Oregon City, OR 97045
RSVP: Contact Kristin Brown, email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org or (503) 496-1547.
ON CAMERA INTERVIEW: 2018 Oregon APWA President - Jenifer Willer, City of Eugene, Principal Civil Engineer
City of Oregon City Public Works Department provides essential city services such as: street maintenance, underground utility maintenance, inclement weather operations, and environmental services. All work contributes to making Oregon City streets and public spaces clean, safe, attractive and accessible for all residents, businesses, commuters and visitors.
Want to know what Memorial Day events are being held in your area? You can start online with the directory of Memorial Day ceremonies, parades and other special events that the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs maintains at www.oregondva.com/2018memorialday.
The directory includes an interactive map as well as detailed information about each event. If you don’t see your event listed, it’s not too late to share! Please visit www.surveymonkey.com/r/eventsubmissions and complete the brief questionnaire. Contact the ODVA communications team with any questions at 503-373-2389.
ODVA’s annual Statewide Memorial Day Celebration will take place later in the day this year. The celebration kicks off at 3:30 p.m., May 28, at the Afghan-Iraqi Freedom Memorial in Salem. The memorial, which is dedicated to the men and women who died while serving in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, is located just north of ODVA’s offices at 700 Summer St. N.E.
ODVA Acting Director Mitch Sparks will open the program and a keynote address will be given by Vietnam veteran Tom Owen. The program will include a color guard presentation by Western Oregon University’s Army ROTC cadets, the playing of “Taps,” the pledge of allegiance and a reading of the 142 names of the Oregonians killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, which are inscribed on a granite wall at the memorial.
PORTLAND, Ore. – It was a record-breaking night for the Portland Community College Foundation.
The philanthropic division of the college hosted its seventh annual gala on Saturday, May 19, raising a record $609,757 for scholarships and success initiatives – nearly $100,000 more than last year. With the theme, “Kick Up a Storm for Student Success,” the PCC Foundation’s “An Evening for Opportunity” Gala attracted more than 480 attendees to the event held at the Downtown Portland Hilton Hotel. Funds raised will help hundreds of PCC students, many being the first in their families to attend college and with deep financial need, to be supported in their academic pursuits.
“The gala was sensational and a true transformation of opportunity for student success,” said PCC Foundation Board Chair Susie Lahsene, recently retired senior manager for transportation and land use policy for the Port of Portland.
To cap the evening, the PCC Foundation recognized Howard Butzer and Robert Wimmer with its 2018 Patron Award. The college awards this honor to people or organizations that have made a significant contribution to PCC to ensure access to education for students. Wimmer and Butzer, partners for 30-plus years, decided to create scholarships for students who need extra financial support in order to attend college. In addition to supporting scholarships in their names, the two have also included the PCC Foundation in their estate plans as members of the Amo DeBarnardis Legacy Society.
“Every dollar raised helps change the life of a student, and you could certainly tell from the student stories that the return on this investment is high,” said PCC President Mark Mitsui.
The PCC Foundation is a nonprofit organization that expands access to education by funding scholarships and educational programs that support students at Portland Community College, the largest higher education institution in Oregon.
About Portland Community College: Portland Community College is the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon and provides training, degree and certificate completion, and lifelong learning to more than 73,000 full- and part-time students in Multnomah, Washington, Yamhill, Clackamas, and Columbia counties. PCC has four comprehensive campuses, eight education centers or areas served, and approximately 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.
Monday, May 21, 2018-Woodland, WA-Woodland Public Schools along with Kalama, Ridgefield, and La Center School Districts celebrated the dedicated school bus drivers and support staff of the KWRL Transportation Cooperative serving each of the four districts and recognized the team’s powerful contributions to public education during a special appreciation luncheon.
Asha Riley, Assistant Superintendent for Woodland Public Schools, kicked off the celebration with an introductory speech highlighting the important contributions of the KWRL staff to the districts they serve. Woodland Public Schools’ food services team prepared a lunch of hot dogs, hamburgers and side dishes along with a selection of fruit and desserts.
Students at Woodland’s schools made posters thanking KWRL’s bus drivers and support staff. The superintendents from each district along with Shannon Barnett, KWRL’s Transportation Director, donated personal funds to purchase door prizes and gifts for a raffle.
School bus drivers submitted some of their favorite memories driving students to and from school:
School bus drivers serve an integral part of public education transporting students safely to and from school as well as extracurricular activities each day. Safety remains a top priority; collectively, KWRL drivers have driven nearly 16 million miles without a single at-fault accident. “A student’s school day begins and ends with their safe transportation to and from school,” said Barnett. “If we can make meaningful change in improving a student’s educational experience through our happy bus drivers and staff, we’ve done a good job.”
The KWRL cooperative transports thousands of children to and from school each and every school day. “We serve just over 9,000 students each day with home-to-school and extracurricular transportation,” explained Barnett. “Our drivers travel more than 5,500 miles each day equaling in excess of one million miles each year.”
The four school districts established the KWRL cooperative in 1978 to provide flexibility and efficiency by sharing transportation operations rather than having each district maintain its own fleet of buses and drivers. “Operating as a cooperative also allows for options such as emergency evacuation response capabilities in a far more timely and responsive fashion than would be possible if an independent district needed assistance from a neighboring district,” explained Shannon. “In addition, we recently hired a Behavior Specialist who will help ensure students practice the same behavior expectations on their rides to and from school as they are expected to practice while at school, an option that may not be affordable for a single district to take advantage of independently, but the cooperative can provide collectively to all four districts.”
The continued operation of KWRL results from the cooperation of the four partnering school districts and allows for more taxpayer funds to flow into classrooms rather than transportation costs. “Through the forethought and planning of our four member district Superintendents as well as their predecessors, we are able to offer safe and efficient transportation services allowing taxpayer funds to provide programs and additional education options instead of going to transportation infrastructure and operations,” explained Barnett. “By working together, the four districts have more effective SPED transportation, extended extracurricular transportation, and better emergency response capability than what would be possible if they were to each run their independent transportation program.”
You can learn more about the KWRL cooperative including how you can receive your Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) free-of-charge to become a school bus driver by visiting the KWRL website at www.kwrl.org, calling (360) 841-2023 or by dropping by KWRL’s main offices located at 989 Frazier Lane, Woodland, WA 98674.
Vancouver, WA – Share’s Kitchen Remodel Campaign has received a $75,000 anonymous donation, propelling the campaign total past $100,000 and half-way to the campaign’s final goal. The campaign runs through May 31 and financial contributions can be made on-line at sharevancouver.org or mailed to Share, 2306 NE Andresen Road, Vancouver WA 98661.
“We are so grateful for the financial support we have received from the community for our vital Hot Meals program,” said Diane McWithey, executive director. “It was particularly heartwarming to have received such a large donation from one of our volunteer families.”
The timing of this project is vital, as construction will force the Share House kitchen to close for at least two weeks, having an enormous impact on the clients the Hot Meals Program serves. Staff, volunteers and community members will come together to offer bagged lunches during construction. This will greatly lessen the impact on Share’s clients during the warmer, dryer weather when the need for a hot meal indoors is minimal.
The initial campaign focused on the remodel of the kitchen at a cost of $100,000. As the campaign was launched, it was decided to expand the remodel to include the janitor’s room and two bathrooms; completing all the work at once will reduce overall costs, plus diminish the adverse impact on clients who are unable to access these areas during construction. The estimated cost of the entire remodel is $200,000.
A History of Share’s Hot Meals Program
Share’s Hot Meals program originated in 1983. At that time, meals were prepared at local churches and then served from a leased facility. One meal each day, Monday thru Friday, was served to the hungry in our community. Share’s official Hot Meals program opened its doors in the dining room of Share House in 1985. During the first year of operation, 28,000 meals were served. It was not until 1990 that Share began serving breakfast and dinner to the general public. That meal program has grown from that initial number to over 120,000 at the height of the program.
Over those 33 years, appliances have been repaired and replaced; but the bones of the kitchen remain, including the size, layout, plumbing, and safety measures. The flooring, for example, is cracked, chipped and peeling. Since the kitchen was last updated in 1999, we have served 2,075,244 meals. Each meal—breakfast, lunch and dinner—is prepared and served by three to seven volunteers.
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, Lincoln Place (a 30-unit Housing First model apartment complex), a street outreach program, including a Day Center, a Housing & Essential Needs (HEN) program, provides case management to clients 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 1,750+ children at 97 schools to provide food for weekends to children receiving free or reduced-fee 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.
Update to previous release:
The subject mentioned in the release below has been found safe and his family has been notified. No other information is available. The Sandy Police Department appreciates the public's help in promptly locating the missing man.
Sandy Police are encouraging the public to call with any information regarding a man reported missing from Estacada since Wednesday 05/16/18. Terry Sitton, 28, was last seen at his home on Dogwood Street in Estacada and left on foot. He was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with orange lettering, blue and white checkered pajama pants, and black and white shoes. Terry is 6’00” tall weighing approximately 180 pounds with brown hair, beard, and mustache. Terry’s family is concerned he might be considering suicide. Anyone with information or possible sightings can call Clackamas County Non-Emergency Dispatch at (503)655-8211 and reference Sandy Police case number 18-0715.
Vancouver, Wash. –Over the past several weeks, the Fred Meyer located at 11325 SE Mill Plain Blvd. experienced numerous thefts of hanging flower baskets and other merchandise from their garden center outdoor displays. The Fred Meyer loss prevention staff began an investigation and also contacted Vancouver Police. Over the course of the investigation, information was obtained regarding a suspect vehicle and identification of the suspect as well as additional retailers were identifed as possible victims.
On May 19, 2018, Detectives from the Vancouver Police Department Property Crime Unit executed a search warrant on a residence in the 1700 block of SE 125th Avenue and a vehicle at that location. They recovered 157 stolen plants, a garden cart, display rack and methamphetamine. The value of the stolen property is estimated at approximately $6000.
Thomas M. Aldin, 41, was booked into the Clark County Jail for Possession of Stolen Property II, Theft with Intent to Resell, Trafficking Stolen Property 1, and Possession of a Controlled Substance- Meth.
The investigation is continuing.
The Vancouver Police Department is seeking applicants for Entry and Lateral Police Officers. If you are interested in a career with us, visit https://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/how-do-i-become-vancouver-police-officer.
The Multnomah ESD Board of Directors is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy (Zone 1, Position #5) on the Board. Applicants must be residents within Zone 1 of the Multnomah ESD boundaries. To confirm residency in the MESD boundary area, contact the Multnomah County Elections Office, (503) 988-3720. Multnomah ESD is a regional education agency providing special education, school health services, alternative and outdoor education, technology and other support services to the eight public school districts in Multnomah County.
Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on June 10, 2018. For more information and to download application materials from the Internet, please go to the MESD website at www.mesd.k12.or.us or contact the MESD Board Secretary, 503-257-1504; email at email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org. Interviews will be conducted at a Special Session meeting of the Board on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
On Thursday, June 7, Mt. Hood Community College’s Integrated Media division will host its annual portfolio show in the Student Union (AC1051). The event will showcase the work of second-year students from the college’s Videography, Graphic Design, Photography and Broadcasting programs.
This year’s portfolio show, titled “You Are Here,” will include two components: a special preview and networking event for Integrated Media alumni (held 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.) and the public showcase (held 1 – 4 p.m.). Attendees of both events will be able to view videos, photographs, graphics, marketing products, broadcast samples, and more created by graduating students working in leading-edge media.
“At our annual portfolio show, Integrated Media students show off what they’ve been creating throughout the year,” said Dale Gronso, director of MHCC’s Graphic Design program. “In addition, we’re coupling this year’s event with a Foundation alumni event, giving our students the chance to meet with working professionals and industry professionals the opportunity to see the quality of work our students produce.”
Interested MHCC alumni can register for the networking lunch and portfolio show at eventbrite.com/e/mhcc-alumni-networking-lunch-tickets-45451267966
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon (PPAO) announced today that Emily McLain will serve as its new Executive Director. She will make her first appearance at the 2018 Courageous Voice Breakfast on May 30th in Portland, and will officially join the staff on June 13th.
McLain previously served as PPAO’s Government Relations Consultant from 2014 to 2016. During her tenure, PPAO passed landmark legislation to expand access to birth control and to protect patient privacy.
“We are thrilled that Emily will be leading our work to advance reproductive justice in Oregon — especially at this critical time for women’s health and rights,” says PPAO Board Chair Becca Uherbelau. “The Trump-Pence attacks have fueled an unprecedented mobilization of people, with women truly leading that charge. Emily has the grassroots organizing experience, the strategic expertise and a forward-thinking vision to guide PPAO as we continue to work in coalition to protect Oregon women’s health.”
McLain has extensive experience lobbying for multiple organizations in addition to PPAO, including Oregon Education Association, Basic Rights Oregon, the Oregon Bus Project and many other progressive causes. She previously served as Political Director for Basic Rights Oregon, helping to secure the freedom to marry in Oregon, and as Executive Director of the Oregon Student Association, where she led the largest nonpartisan voter registration drive in state history, registering 50,000 voters in 2012. She also serves as a Board Member for Emerge Oregon, which trains Democratic women to run for elected office.
A native of Forest Grove, Oregon, McLain has a bachelor’s degree in political science from University of Oregon. She lives in Portland with her husband, Tom Hojem.
PPAO boasts 233,241 activists and supporters across Oregon, which has been named the leading state for reproductive rights by The Population Institute. Last year, PPAO worked in coalition to pass the Reproductive Health Equity Act, the most comprehensive reproductive health policy in the nation. PPAO recently received national recognition from Planned Parenthood Federation of America with the 2015 Volunteer Excellence Award and the 2018 Excellence in Advocacy Award.
Chief Jerry Palmer of the Lincoln City Police Department 911 Center is pleased to announce that Text-to-911 technology is now live in our center and available to our community. After a year long project and extensive testing, the system is now in place and operational for wireless customers of Verizon, Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile. The Lincoln City Police Department received funding assistance for this project through Oregon Emergency Management.
Most citizens in Lincoln City can now send a short message service (SMS) text message to 911 for emergency help when unable to make a 911 voice call. This service is available to wireless customers of Verizon, Sprint AT&T and T-Mobile at this time, when within range of a cell tower in Lincoln City.
Text-to-911 was not developed as a replacement to a voice call to 911 in an emergency situation, but rather as an enhancement to reach 911 services in three specific situations: 1) the caller is hearing/voice impaired, 2) a medical emergency renders the person incapable of speech, or 3) when speaking out loud would put the caller in danger, such as a home invasion, a domestic violence incident, or an active shooter scenario. When in an emergency situation, all wireless callers should remember to “call if you can; text if you can’t”.
Lincoln City citizens should keep the following important information in mind if they send a Text-to-911:
Clackamas, Ore. -- Geneva Craig, PhD, had just crossed the bridge in Selma, Ala., when police charged the largely African American crowd of civil rights marchers. They swung whips and billy clubs, some wrapped in barbed wire. Marchers were prepared for a strong police reaction - but they were standing up for their civil rights.
“I expected to die that day.”
Craig was among 600 marchers on March 7, 1965, a day called “Bloody Sunday” because so many people were beaten.
She was a teen then and active in the civil rights movement. Now a member of AARP Oregon’s Executive Council, Craig will share her experiences at a talk at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 22, at the Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park Ave., Portland. Museum admission will be free for AARP members that day, encouraging them to see the society’s exhibit on Oregon’s civil rights movement.
The free day for AARP members is a way to learn about a part of Oregon’s past that’s not well known outside African American circles.
“It’s important to document and share these stories because they’re a vital part of the American experience,” said AARP Oregon spokeswoman Joyce DeMonnin.
Dr. Craig is now a nurse manager with Asante Health Care in Medford Oregon. She’s a gifted and inspirational speaker.
The photo was taken early this month
On May 15, 2018 Beaverton Police officers arrested 27-year-old Diego Lopez-Herrea for Invasion of Privacy. This was Lopez-Herrea’s second arrest for the same crime within 5 weeks. On May 20th Beaverton officers added an additional Burglary in the First Degree charge for a third incident which occurred on May 16, 2018.
On April 7, 2018, Lopez-Herrea was arrested after peering into a window in the 13700 block of SW Electric Street. On May 15th, an almost identical incident occurred where Lopez-Herrea was arrested after peering into a window in the 6400 block of SW Alice Lane after he trespassed on the property. On May 20th, Beaverton officers added the additional burglary charge after learning Lopez-Herrea had been inside a home in the 6500 block of SW 123rd Ave on May 16th. The May 16th incident involved Lopez-Herrea trying on the female victim’s clothes. All the victims were adult females.
Lopez-Herrea continues to be held in Washington County Jail for the pending charges. Beaverton Police Department believes there may be more victims and urge any further victims to call 503-629-0111 to report the crime.
Two separate committees will meet to score and rank applications for the Preserving Oregon and Diamonds in the Rough Grant programs. The recommendations from the committees will be forwarded to the State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation for final review and approval on June 16 in Redmond. Both meetings will be at the North Mall Office Building, 725 Summer Street, NE, and can also be accessed by phone.
The Diamonds in the Rough Grant committee will meet June 5, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in room 124A. Call in information is 1 (914) 614-3221, access code: 714-905-270.
The Preserving Oregon Grant committee will meet June 6, 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. in room 124B. Call in information is 1 (631) 992-3221, access code: 600-887-388.
For information about the grants contact Kuri Gill at 503-986-0685 or by e-mail: i.Gill@oregon.gov">Kuri.Gill@oregon.gov . The meeting site is accessible to people with disabilities. Special accommodations for the meeting – including translation services – may be made by calling (503) 986?0690 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.
The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries will meet by conference call at 1 p.m. on June 8. Its agenda includes approval of Oregon Historic Cemeteries Grants. The meeting is open to the public and the agenda includes an opportunity for public comment.
State law established the seven-member Commission to maintain a listing of all historic cemeteries and gravesites in Oregon; promote public education on the significance of historic cemeteries; and help obtain financial and technical assistance for restoring, improving and maintaining their appearances. For more information about commission activities, contact coordinator Kuri Gill at 503-986-0685 or by e-mail at email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org. The meeting site is accessible to people with disabilities. Special accommodations for the meeting – including translation services – may be made by calling (503) 986?0690 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.
For more information about the commission, visit www.oregonheritage.org
SALEM, Ore. - Sitting around a campfire is one of the special times we all enjoy, but campfires are also a major cause of wildfires. May is Wildfire Awareness Month, and Keep Oregon Green, the Oregon Office of the State Fire Marshal, and the Oregon Department of Forestry urge Oregonians to follow these basic outdoor safety tips:
Where campfires are allowed, choose a site with an existing ring. Fire pits in established campgrounds are the best spots. If you choose to build a campfire, avoid building it near your tent, structures, vehicles, shrubs or trees, and be aware of low-hanging branches overhead. Clear the site down to mineral soil, at least five feet on all sides, and circle it with rocks. Store unused firewood a good distance from the fire.
A campfire is less likely to escape control if it is kept small. A large fire may cast hot embers long distances. Add firewood in small amounts as existing material is consumed. Placing a log on the fire rather than dropping it from a height will prevent a big shower of sparks.
A campfire left unattended for even a few minutes can grow into a costly, damaging wildfire. Stay with your campfire from start to finish until it is dead out, as required by state law. That ensures any escaped sparks or embers can be extinguished quickly.
Don’t use flammable or combustible liquids, such as gasoline, propane or lighter fluid, to start or increase your campfire. Once the fire starts, discard the match in the fire.
State regulations prohibit the open burning of any material that creates dense, toxic smoke or noxious odors. Burning paper and cardboard can also easily fly up to start new fires.
Escaped campfires can be costly. Oregon law requires the proper clearing, building, attending and extinguishing of open fires at any time of year. A first-time citation carries a $110 fine. But by far the biggest potential cost is liability for firefighting costs if your campfire spreads out of control. These can range from a few hundred to tens of thousands of dollars or more.
During Wildfire Awareness Month visit the Keep Oregon Green website, www.keeporegongreen.org for other wildfire prevention tips.
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Gresham, Ore.— On May 17 at approximately 2350 hours, officers were dispatched to the report of a male prowling vehicles in SE Gresham. Officers located the suspect vehicle minutes later near SW Butler Rd. and SE Regner Rd. They attempted to stop the vehicle which immediately fled westbound on SW Butler Rd. Officers did not pursue. They located the vehicle again driving normally on SW Butler Rd. near SE 190th Dr. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle once again and it fled northbound on SE 190th Dr. Officers did not pursue. Minutes later it was located crashed on SW Pleasant View Dr. Officers attempted to contact the driver who exited the vehicle with a hatchet and charged at them. Two officers fired their duty weapons at the suspect who died at the scene.
The suspect is identified as 24-year-old Dmitri Bullard of Gresham. Bullard had recently moved to Gresham from Farmington, Utah.
The involved officers are identified as Joshua Price, who has been employed with Gresham Police for one year. Price was previously employed as a police officer for another Portland Metro agency. The other officer is Brendon Hayes who has been employed with Gresham Police for two years.
This is an ongoing investigation and no further information is available at this time. Anyone who has information about the incident or about Bullard is asked to call the Gresham Police at 503.618.2719.
Portland, Ore. – Today, Downtown Clean & Safe released its 2018 Development/Redevelopment Report. The annual report, which began more than 15 years ago, shows there are 48 active construction projects in the Central City, a record number that tops last year’s 45 projects.
For this report, the Central City is defined as downtown Portland, West End, University District, River District, South Waterfront on the west side of the Willamette River, Central Eastside and Lloyd District on the east side of the river.
“Seeing continued investment and growth across the Central City is encouraging,” said Peter Andrews, vice president of Melvin Mark Brokerage and chair of the Downtown Clean & Safe board of directors. “This report is a critical reminder that downtown Portland is a vibrant, thriving place to live, work and play, but there is still work to do when it comes to housing affordability throughout the city.”
Hotel development remains strong, with approximately 1,756 rooms added in the last five years. In addition to the three recently completed hotels, there are nine projects under construction in the Central City, which will add 1,500 more rooms in the next two years including the Hyatt Regency Hotel at the Convention Center. There are also four projects in development – including the Toyoko Inn – which will add another 1,000 rooms.
“Portland is in the midst of a significant period of hotel growth that will result in more than 3,000 new hotel rooms in the city center by the end of 2019,” said Jeff Miller, president and CEO of Travel Portland and a Downtown Clean & Safe board member. “These additional rooms not only help meet business and tourist visitor demand, but, for the local market, they directly expand on the more than 35,000 tourism-related jobs the industry already supports in Portland, which shows the tangible impact the tourism industry has on the Portland community.”
Despite the growth in construction and low vacancy rates across all sectors, the report also identified persistent housing affordability challenges across the city. While roughly 5,200 residential units have been built in the Central City since 2011, another 3,300 units are currently under construction and an additional 2,000 units are in the design phase, only 10 percent of those units are deemed “affordable” when compared to median family income. Additionally, in 2017, the city embarked on an Inclusionary Housing Program, which set new requirements for developers submitting permits. Prior to the Inclusionary Housing Program going into effect in February 2017, developers submitted permits for 19,000 units citywide in a rush to permit projects to ensure financial viability. During the first year of the program, only 17 new permits were filed, signaling the city should reevaluate both the inclusion rate and the incentives offered under the program to make the requirements more effective at incentivizing supply of additional housing to meet the incredible demand.
Report highlights include:
The annual Development/Redevelopment Report is created by Downtown Clean & Safe to gauge economic vitality and activity in the Central City. The report also provides information for developers, real estate brokers, property managers and owners, prospective tenants, institutional investors and others who are interested in downtown Portland as a place to do business.
A copy of the full report can be found here.
Downtown Clean & Safe District
Downtown’s Clean & Safe District was created 30 years ago to support additional cleaning and security in the central city. The district, funded by downtown property owners, includes 213 blocks in the central city, and also supports market research and retail recruitment and retention efforts. The district is managed by the Portland Business Alliance under the direction of the district’s board of directors. Learn more at www.cleanandsafepdx.com.
The Oregon State Parks Foundation today announced partnerships with car-sharing services Zipcar and ReachNow to put free State Park day-use parking passes and State Parks guides in all of their car-sharing vehicles throughout Portland. The partnerships seek to increase access to the outdoors without having to own a car or pay for parking.
Zipcar and ReachNow vehicles can be reserved by visiting www.zipcar.com or https://reachnow.com/en/portland-or/. Cars from both services can be reserved by the hour or day, and will now give Portlanders or visitors to the area the flexibility to get outside and explore the wonders of Oregon State Parks without having to own a car or pay for parking.
Oregon State Parks had more than 50-million day-use visits in 2017, people flocking to experience the state’s renowned forests, mountains, beaches, and rivers.
However, one proven barrier to this outdoor recreation for many people is a lack of transportation. Oregon State Parks are typically in areas not accessible by public transportation, but many are within a two-hour drive of Portland.
With today’s news, more people will have access to quintessential Oregon outdoor activities such as houseboating at Lake Billy Chinook, rock climbing at Smith Rock, fly fishing at Cottonwood Canyon, bungee jumping at Peter Skene Ogden, tide pool exploring at Devil’s Punchbowl, or sand dune adventuring at Honeyman.
For those who want to go bicycling, select Zipcars are equipped with a bike rack, and select ReachNow vehicles will be equipped with bike racks by this summer. Great bicycling can be found on the Banks-Vernonia Trail or any of the 17 Scenic Bikeways managed by Oregon State Parks. Learn more about cars equipped with racks at: https://www.zipcar.com/yakima.
Here are a few ideas for ReachNow and Zipcar members looking for their next adventure:
Some of the top-rated courses in the nation are in Oregon’s State Parks. There are courses easily accessible at Milo McGiver, Champoeg, Stub Stewart and Rooster Rock.
There are many tidepools along the Oregon Coast. All 362 miles of Oregon’s Pacific Coast Beaches are public and managed by Oregon State Parks. Haystack Rock near Cannon Beach, Oswald West near Manzanita, Devil’s Punchbowl north of Newport, and Seal Rock south of Newport are all easily accessible and waiting for explorers.
Check out the only remaining water-powered grist mill in Oregon at Thompson’s Mill south of Corvallis, or the only place in the Continental United States to be fired upon by a foreign power: Fort Stevens.
Nine original lighthouses stretch from Tillamook in the north to Cape Blanco in the south. They are a perfect destination for a coastal day trip or weekend getaway.
About the Oregon State Parks Foundation
The Oregon State Parks Foundation is a state-wide, member-supported, non-profit partner of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. The Foundation is dedicated to raising funds to enhance and preserve special places and experiences in Oregon’s State Parks.
You may not know that NOT A SINGLE PENNY of state taxes has gone to support the State Parks since 1998. Instead, user fees cover about 55 percent of the operating costs, and the Oregon Lottery covers about 44 percent.
Since 1995, the Foundation has supported many vital projects such as restoring Vista House at Crown Point, helping to renovate five Oregon Lighthouses, preserving the Kam Wah Chung & Co Museum, and putting the first yurts in State Parks anywhere in the country. Most recently, the foundation raised funds to build a residential outdoor school facility at the Cottonwood Canyon State Park.
The Foundation strives to connect all Oregonians with their State Parks, to enrich the visitor experience through interpretation and education, and to promote an active and healthy lifestyle.
Zipcar first partnered with the Oregon State Parks Foundation in 2017, equipping 75 of its vehicles with free parking passes. The partnership has since expanded to include passes on all Zipcar vehicles in Portland due to popularity and demand.
To learn more about the Foundation, or to become a member, go to: www.oregonstateparksfoundation.org.
Zipcar is the world’s leading car-sharing network, driven by a mission to enable simple and responsible urban living. With its wide variety of self-service vehicles available by the hour or day, Zipcar operates in urban areas and university campuses in over 500 cities and towns across Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, France, Iceland, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States. Zipcar offers the most comprehensive, most convenient and most flexible car-sharing options available. Zipcar is a subsidiary of Avis Budget Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: CAR), a leading global provider of mobility solutions. More information is available at www.zipcar.com.
ReachNow offers the convenience of renting hundreds of BMW and MINI cars on demand. Pay as you go with insurance and your first tank of gas included in the price. ReachNow’s ecosystem of mobility services is powered by a fleet of BMW and MINI vehicles, including the sporty BMW X1 SAV and electric BMW i3, ensuring that you’re always traveling comfortably and in style. Members can pick-up any available car on the street and drop it off anywhere within the Home Area. ReachNow offers flat rates and competitive per day pricing that make it the convenient, and cost-effective way to get to work, meet friends for dinner, have some extra trunk space when running errands or get out of town for the weekend. More information is available at https://reachnow.com/en/portland-or/.
The American Stroke Association (ASA) will present PeaceHealth Southwest with two national awards during a ceremony May 23, 2018 at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. PeaceHealth Southwest earned the awards by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients, with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients. The ASA Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award recognizes PeaceHealth Southwest for achieving specific stroke care quality measures for 12 consecutive months. The ASA Target: Stroke Elite Honor Roll Award recognizes success in reducing the time between the patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment with the clot-dissolving medication tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) - the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat ischemic stroke.
“We are pleased to recognize PeaceHealth Southwest for their commitment to stroke care,” said Eric E. Smith, national chair of the Get With The Guidlelines Steering Committee and an associate professor of neurology at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. “Research has shown that hospitals adhering to clinical measures through the Get With The Guidelines quality improvement initiative can often see fewer readmissions and lower mortality rates.”
“Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in our country,” said Louise Jenkins MSN, Manager of PeaceHealth Southwest’s Stroke Program. “Recognition from the American Stroke Association is a wonderful acknowledgement of the great stroke care we are providing our community. Our team has worked to increase the speed and quality of care for patients suffering stroke symptoms, along with enhancing care during the rehabilitation process. It’s great to be able to share this award with our community.”
The awards will be presented by Elizabeth Peterson, ASA Regional Director, Quality & Systems Improvement.
When: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 3pm
Where: PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center – Firstenburg Tower Lobby
400 NE Mother Joseph Place, Vancouver WA
The presentation of the Silver Plus Award is open to the public. For more information about the Stroke Program at PeaceHealth Southwest, visit:
About PeaceHealth Southwest
The region’s health care leader and steward for 155 years, PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center is a community-owned, not-for-profit, 450-bed, medical institution located in Vancouver, Washington. Repeatedly recognized nationally as a 100 Top Hospital, PeaceHealth Southwest provides a full range of outpatient and inpatient diagnostic, medical, and surgical services to Clark County residents. PeaceHealth Southwest is also one of Clark County’s largest employers with 3,400 employees and 600 active medical staff members that help support dozens of medical specialty services and programs, including cancer, heart, emergency, trauma, neuro-musculoskeletal, family birth, and primary care. For more information visit http://www.peacehealth.org/southwest.
Release 2018 Rose Princesses
Final Judged Event
"Play Happy" is the theme of this year's Rose Festival. After weeks of guest appearances around our communities, the 14 princess of the Rose Court will likely be very happy to face their final judged event prior to Queen selection.
As part of the festival, the Greater Portland Area Lions Clubs sponsor a luncheon and Q&A session. The princesses, representing local area high schools and communities, will be asked several questions and must give their impromptu answers in front of judges and business leaders. Immediately following the luncheon, judges meet in a closed door session and decide on the 2018 Queen of Rosaria.
The selection and coronation will be announced just before the Grand Floral Parade, Saturday morning June 9th.
Event is: Thursday, May 31st from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, at the Doubletree Hotel - Lloyd Center, Cascade Ballroom, 1000 N.E. Multnomah, Portland. Luncheon is open to the public. Media is welcomed. Please let us know in advance to help make photo/interview arrangements.
Schools & Princesses in order of selection:
Lincoln High School - Lux Preciado-Solis
Jefferson High School - Kash'Imani Thomas
Grant High School - Melissa Torres-Duran
St. Mary's Academy - Jennifer White
David Douglas High School - Alanesia Vang
Roosevelt High School - Madison Nieuwendorp
Madison High School - Stephanie Vo-Nguyen
Franklin High School - Amaya Gustave
Wilson High School - Anna Kien
Cleveland High School - Sydney Toops
Benson High School - Mariamou Abdoulaye
Metro West - (Westview High School) - Maya Bedge
Metro East - (West Linn High School) - Caitlin McCabe
Parkrose High School - Kiara Johnson
The luncheon is $35.00 per person or a table of 8 $280.00. Tickets are available in advance until May 24th. For tickets contact Diana Richardson, number is below.
For More Information Contact: Ticket Information Contact:
Jeanine Jensen (971) 506-9729 Diana Richardson (503) 246-5696
UPDATE - The deceased operator of the motorcycle has been identified as Daniel Lawrence Foster age 60 of Trail, OR. The deceased passenger on the motorcycle has been identified as Catherine Denise Hock age 54 of Trail, OR.
The names of the juveniles will not be released by the Oregon State Police at this time.
On Saturday, May 19, 2018, at approximately 8:30PM, Oregon State Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle crash on Highway 234 near Eagle Point in Jackson County.
Preliminary investigation revealed a black Harley Davidson was traveling eastbound with a passenger when a silver Ford Mustang collided nearly head-on with the motorcycle. Both occupants of the motorcycle suffered fatal injuries and were pronounced deceased at the scene. There were no injuries sustained by the three juvenile occupants in the Mustang. The operator of the Mustang was arrested at the scene for DUII.
Highway 234 at the scene was closed for approximately 3.5 hours. OSP was assisted by ODOT, Fire District 3, and the Jackson County District Attorney’s Office.
This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when available.
On Sunday, May 20, 2018 at about 3:45pm, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a report of a traffic crash on US Highway 101 near milepost 145, just south of South Beach.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a blue 2007 Toyota Corolla, driven by Shane LARSON, age 44, of Tillamook, and also occupied by Tyann WALKER, age 32, from Beaver, was traveling northbound when the vehicle crossed into the southbound lane of travel on a relatively straight section of the highway. The vehicle struck a southbound silver 2014 Buick Verano head on. The Buick Verano was driven by Sean COMPTON, age 50, from Springfield. Following the initial collision, the Toyota Corolla traveled over an embankment west of the roadway and rolled onto its top. The Buick Verano spun across the northbound lane and came to rest with the rear of the vehicle against the guardrail facing west.
LARSON and COMPTON were transported by ambulance to Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital in Newport. LARSON was later transported by Life Flight helicopter to Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis due to the extent of his injuries.
WALKER suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
US Highway 101 was closed intermittently during the investigation for approximately six hours following the crash. OSP was assisted by Newport Fire and Rescue, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Seal Rock Fire and Rescue, and ODOT.
Speed and DUII are being investigated as possible contributing factors for the crash. This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when available.
(Portland, OR.) – During the week of May 20, local EMS provider American Medical Response (AMR) will provide coaching to local residents to teach them to save lives through compression-only CPR. The CPR Challenge event is part of AMR’s nationwide observance of National Emergency Medical Services Week with events being held nationwide.
Compression-only CPR allows bystanders to keep life-saving blood flowing through a victim’s body just by pressing on the chest in a hard, fast rhythm. Bystanders who provide compression-only CPR can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chances of survival. Several locations throughout Portland are participating in the CPR Challenge event.
For the second year, AMR is partnering with both ACEP (American College of Emergency Physicians) and IAFC (International Association of Fire Chiefs) at events throughout the nation this week. For more information about AMR’s CPR Challenge, please visit www.amr.net/CPR.
WHAT: AMR to provide free CPR training as part of a nationwide event
Visuals AMR EMT’s and Paramedics providing free training, members of the community learning a life-saving skills.
Additional Venues with () will also be introducing Stop the Bleed hemorrhage control training to lay rescuers.
About American Medical Response
American Medical Response, Inc., America’s leading provider of medical transportation, provides services in 40 states and the District of Columbia. More than 25,000 AMR paramedics, EMTs, RNs and other professionals work together to transport more than 4.4 million patients nationwide each year in critical, emergency and non-emergency situations. AMR is headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado. For more information about AMR, visit www.amr.net and follow @AMR_Social on Twitter. Locally, AMR provides ambulance services in Multnomah, Clackamas and Clark Counties. AMR and its predecessor companies have served Portland area communities since 1913.
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded at approximately 8:00 p.m. Sunday, May 20, 2018 in the 1100 block of Stettler Street in Dallas, Polk County, Ore.
The single-family fire affected three adults and two children.
The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services.
Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.
The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day.
The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.
Just after 7:30 pm Dallas Fire & EMS responded to a house fire on the 1100 block of SE Stettler St. The residence sustained major damage to two rooms and smoke/heat damage throughout. A family of five along with their animals were displaced. The Red Cross is assisting the family.
Approximately 30 fire personnel from Dallas Fire & EMS, SW Polk Fire District and Polk County Fire District #1 assisted in extinguishing the fire. SE Ash, SE Stettler and SE Mason were closed for about 2 hrs. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
On Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 10:00am, Clackamas Fire District #1 partnered with Kaiser Permanente doctors, nurses, emergency staff and security, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, the Oregon Army National Guard and Cascade Medical Training to practice response to an active shooter scenario inside the emergency department at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center in Happy Valley, Oregon.
The goal of the training was to facilitate a cooperative response to an active shooter incident and allow the various emergency partners to practice working together to ensure those affected received proper care and those responding were safe and efficient while carrying out their life-saving duties.
The drill gave Kaiser Permanente emergency staff and Clackamas Firefighters the opportunity to practice their response to such an incident including injury triage, initial patient care and transportation to the various areas within the hospital where they patients would need to go to receive specialized care for their injuries – all while being safe and aware of the potential dangers faced with an active shooter situation.
Clackamas Fire is committed to the mission “To Safely Protect and Preserve Life and Property”. More training events like this one are being planned for the future to continue providing opportunities to practice and learn how to continually make responses to an active shooter incident safer and efficient for providing care.
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded at approximately 7:00 p.m. Saturday, May 19, 2018 in the 12000 block of SW Walden Lane in Beaverton, Washington County, Ore.
The multi-family fire affected 11 adults and several pets.
The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services.
Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.
The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day.
The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.
At 5:15 p.m. this evening, multiple callers to 9-1-1 reported smoke and flames coming from a second story apartment located in the Redwood Creek Apartments complex in the 12100 block of SW Walden Lane in Beaverton.
First-arriving firefighters observed heavy smoke and flames coming out of two apartment units and called for a second alarm to bring additional resources. Crews began to fight the fire while another team of firefighter searched the units closest to the fire to ensure that all of the people and pets were safely evacuated.
Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire in the immediately effected units, then worked to gain access to the attic where the fire had spread. By simultaneously venting the attic space from atop the roof and gaining interior access through the ceiling, firefighters were able to completely get the fire under control. One person was evaluated by medical personnel at the scene but was released with minor injuries.
Four units experienced fire damage and an additional two units sustained smoke and water damage. The American Red Cross is assisting twenty people with lodging, food and other needs. There is no damage estimate at this time.
As crews arrived to the fire they could hear smoke alarms sounding. Working smoke alarms save lives – and are undoubtably why this fire didn’t result in additional injuries or fatalities. Please visit www.tvfr.com to learn how often you should test and service a smoke alarm in your home.
A TVF&R fire investigator remains on scene and is interviewing witnesses, analyzing burn patterns and sifting through debris to determine the cause.
180519-Z-OT568-022: Victoria Shine, with the Oregon National Guard Child & Youth Program, runs with children participating in the “Run to Remember” 5-kilometer run/walk event at Salem Riverfront Park, May 19, 2018, in Salem, Oregon. The Oregon National Guard’s Service Member & Family Support Branch hosted the event in honor of Fallen Service Members and Gold Star Families during Armed Forces Day. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)
180519-Z-OT568-030: Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers with Company B, 141st Brigade Support Battalion, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, run through Salem Riverfront Park during the “Run to Remember” 5-kilometer run/walk, May 19, 2018, in Salem, Oregon. The Oregon National Guard’s Service Member & Family Support Branch hosted the event in honor of Fallen Service Members and Gold Star Families during Armed Forces Day. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)
180519-Z-OT568-040: A young runner speeds his way through Salem Riverfront Park during the “Run to Remember” 5-kilometer run/walk, May 19, 2018, in Salem, Oregon. The Oregon National Guard’s Service Member & Family Support Branch hosted the event in honor of Fallen Service Members and Gold Star Families during Armed Forces Day. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)
Blacksmith: Gary Lewis, a retired Oregon National Guardsman from Portland, Oregon, works on horseshoes as a blacksmith during Living History Day held at Camp Withycombe, in Clackamas, Oregon, May 19, 2018. The Oregon Military Museum held the 22nd Annual Living History Day as part of Armed Forces Day celebrations throughout the country. (U.S. National Guard photo by John Hughel, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)
Artillery Horse Barn: Visitors and military Veterans spend time interacting in the restored Horse Barn at the Oregon Military Museum during Living History Day held at Camp Withycombe, in Clackamas, Oregon, May 19, 2018. The Oregon Military Museum held the 22nd Annual Living History Day as part of Armed Forces Day celebrations throughout the country. (U.S. National Guard photo by John Hughel, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)
Living History Day: Ryan McGee, a member of the 1st Infantry Living History Group, shows some of the weapons used during WWII to some young visitors during Living History Day held at Camp Withycombe, in Clackamas, Oregon, May 19, 2018. The Oregon Military Museum held the 22nd Annual Living History Day as part of Armed Forces Day celebrations throughout the country. (U.S. National Guard photo by John Hughel, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)
On May 19, 2018, at approximately 9:18 am, the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a stabbing in the parking lot of Rays Market in Selma, Oregon. Upon the deputies arrival, the victim was deceased.
The Josephine County Sheriff’s Office requested the assistance of the Central Point Oregon State Police Criminal Division. Detectives responded and assumed the investigation.
The subsequent investigation revealed a physical altercation occurred in the parking lot between the victim and the suspect. The victim, 46 year old Frank Norman Chambers of Selma, Oregon was stabbed during the altercation and died as a result of his injuries. The suspect, Ramon Eduardo Rodriguez-Acosta, 58 year old also from Selma, Oregon is in custudy and being lodged at the Josephine County Jail on Manslaughter in the first degree.
This is an ongoing investigation and no further details will be released.
May 19, 2018 Josephine County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the Rays Food Place in Selma. Upon arrival they located one victim with fatal stab wounds. JCSO requested Oregon State Police Major Crimes to investigate.
A person of interest has been detained.
More than 44 members of Civil Air Patrol gathered to practice search and rescue techniques Saturday at three Oregon airports.
Low cloud cover kept the blue, white and red CAP fleet grounded in the morning, but work didn’t stop. A ground team of adults and cadets (youth members) took off in a CAP van to test a portable radio repeater. Other teams focused on training working from Aurora State Airport (UAO), Redmond Municipal Airport (RDM), and Rogue Valley International – Medford Airport (MFR). Civil Air Patrol maintains facilities at all three airports.
There were also training classes on various pieces of electronic and photographic equipment used in searches. CAP performs aerial photography for various agencies including Bonneville Power Administration, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Oregon Department of Transportation. Photographs can help determine status of roads, bridges, runways, etc. They can also record high water levels and unusual animal populations.
Toward the afternoon the clouds rose high enough to get a few flights off the ground in the single-engine aircraft. CAP flies with a crew of three: the pilot, a mission observer and a mission scanner or airborne photographer. Each has roles in the safe operation of the flight and in accomplishing search duties or aerial photography.
Radio communication is a major part of Civil Air Patrol’s program. Besides a fleet of single-engine aircraft, its assets include a large network of radio equipment. CAP can help communicate in emergency situations when everyday communication systems such as telephone and cell phones are not functioning due to power outages. Therefore, CAP often practices its radio communication skills to be ready to help. CAP has radio repeaters located throughout the state, and personnel are ready to fill in using mobile radios if repeaters fail.
CAP is ready to assist federal, state and local authorities. They have assisted County Sheriffs in missing hiker searches; helped county governments to practice evacuation exercises and helps with federal and state operations by being the radio link from an operating site deep in a canyon back to a headquarters location elsewhere in Oregon. This function is often called flying “high bird,” as an airplane flying circles above a canyon can pick up the radio signal that would otherwise never reach its headquarters.
Volunteers in Civil Air Patrol constantly train to Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) standards. That training equips CAP volunteers and crews to interconnect with other emergency service agencies in larger incidents.
CAP is a Congressionally chartered nonprofit organization and performs services for the federal government as the official civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force. It is a strategic partner of the Air Force, serving as a member of its Total Force. CAP has three primary missions: emergency services, cadet (teen) programs and aerospace education. This year, CAP is celebrating its 70-year association with the Air Force.
Redmond Municipal Airport (RDM) Roberts Field
Aurora State Airport (UAO) Wes Lematta Field
Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport (MFR)
On May 18, 2018 at approximately 9:40 PM Oregon State Police Troopers responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 101 near Coos Bay.
A 2018 Jeep, driven by George Reese age 73 from North Bend, was north on 101 when it left the roadway striking a business and a residence before coming to a stop in the front yard of the residence. The driver was transported to Bay Area Hospital with serious injuries. The passenger, Sharon Reese age 73 from North Bend, died at the scene.
The structures sustained substantial damage. No injuries were reported from the occupants of the structures.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
Oregon State Police was assisted by Coos Bay Fire Department, Coos County Sheriff, and ODOT.
UPDATE FOUND SAFE
Ms. Fisher was located and has been returned home safely , in good condition. She had travelled to Portland, where officers from Portland Police Bureau located her. Tualatin Police thank Portland Police Bureau and the public for their help.
Tualatin Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing endangered female. The woman was last seen on May 18, 2018, at approximately 6:45pm.
The missing woman, identified as Ms. Maryhelen Fisher, was last seen at her assisted living facility, located at 18321 SW Pacific Hwy, in Tualatin. Ms. Fisher is described as 5’ tall and 120 lbs. She was last seen wearing a green and white shirt, and brown dress pants.
Ms. Fisher is not from the area, but is familiar with TriMet. She suffers from dementia, but is cognitive enough to carry a conversation and answer to her name.
Anyone who locates this person is asked to call 9-1-1.
Missing 12-year-old Jordance Willis has been located and is safe. Thanks to all that assisted in getting the word out.
On 05-15-18, around 12:45 p.m., Milwaukie Police responded to a welfare check at Crystal Lake Apartments, 10500 SE 26th Avenue. 21-year-old Jarrett Anderson, had made threats to friends and family he was going to harm himself.
When Police contacted Mr. Anderson, via-telephone, he made numerous threats to harm himself, police, and other residents by means of a handgun.
Police surrounded Mr. Anderson’s apartment and the Clackamas County inter-agency SWAT team and HNT (Hostage negotiation team) were notified. SWAT and HNT arrived and evacuated several residents of the complex and made phone contact with Mr. Anderson.
After a several hour standoff, Mr. Anderson surrendered peacefully. He was transported to a hospital for an evaluation and will later be lodged at CCJ on Disorderly conduct and Menacing charges.