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Index Classifieds.................. 8 Events calendar.......... 6 NBFR District Log....... 7 Public Safety Log........ 5 Old Geezer.................. 4 Golightly Gourmet....... 9 Ask Janice.................. 7 Letters to the Editor.... 4

CARTM leads the effort to recycle tsunami debris By Dave Fisher The Citizen

Rinehart announces new doctor at annual gala Annual Sand Dollar Auction raises over $80,000 for the north Tillamook County clinic The Citizen

Cannon Beach show features Nehalem artist Susan Walsh. • 75¢

Sand Dollar Auction attendees spent a considerable amount of time viewing and bidding on over 200 items donated by individuals and businesses for the silent auction portion of the annual fundraising event. Photos by Dave Fisher

By Dave Fisher


August 9, 2012

As luck would have it, the Rinehart Clinic Sand Dollar Auction was held on the hottest day so far this year, but incoming marine air came to the rescue by late afternoon making for a perfect evening for the much anticipated

annual event. Once again, the auction and dinner was a sellout with 120 people gathered inside the tents set up in Nehalem for an evening of fun and fundraising for the Rinehart Clinic. Proceeds from the Aug. 4 event, which has become the clinic’s premier fundraiser, help support the advancement of its programs, development of new programs, equipment purchases and much more that keep clinic’s preventive care at the highest level possible. Ellen Boggs, executive director for the clinic, described the dinner/auction as

See AUCTION, page 2

The evening’s desserts were, in their own right, a work of art and enjoyed by all.

One of 32 drop off sites on the Oregon coast, CARTM Recycling in Manzanita is ready to receive beach debris washing ashore from the tsunami that struck Japan in March 2011. CARTM is one of the lead participants in the Tsunami Debris Coalition in Tillamook County, which was formed to coordinate efforts locally to handle tsunami debris, according to Jan Hamilton, executive director for CARTM. “I was a countywide effort that included the county commissioners, Sen. Betsy Johnson and Rep. Deborah Boone, state parks, and the county’s solid waste department, and out of that discussion came a subcommittee to come up with protocols and procedures,” said Hamilton. “CARTM has take the lead in recycling plastic tsunami debris with the exception of polystyrene (Styrofoam), which isn’t recyclable at this time.” Beach debris in official beach cleanup bags, provided by SOLVE, are accepted at CARTM at no charge to the public. Bags are available at CARTM and at state park campgrounds. Bags may be dropped off at CARTM or at any designated park beach access site marked with a

See DEBRIS, page 2

How important is the view? An assessment review team looks to answer that question as offshore renewable energy facilities loom

As part of the process to amend the Oregon Territorial Sea Plan and set regulatory guidelines for the aesthetic value of coastal viewsheds, an assessment review team met in Manzanita the morning of July 30, and worked it way south along Tillamook County’s coastline. The daylong task involved physically visiting seven coastal sites to determine the scenic qualities of each to help guide

See VIEW, page 5

With Neahkahnie Mountain lurking in the background, an assessment review team gathered July 30, to take in the view from the beach at Manzanita and “score” its aesthetic value to help set regulatory guidelines for future offshore renewable energy facilities. Photo by Dave Fisher

Pine Grove to dedicate access ramp The Pine Grove will hold a brief dedication ceremony for the new ADA ramp on Tuesday, Aug. 14, at noon in front of Pine Grove Community Center. All are welcome to attend and to join the Pine Grove board in expressing thanks to all who made this construction possible.


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Workmen put the final touches on the new access ramp to Pine Grove Community Center in Manzanita. Photo by Dave Fisher

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n Auction From page 1 a “neighborhood picnic,” an event people look forward to throughout the year. “It’s like coming home to see our friends and neighbors,” said Boggs, who also showed off her culinary skills by donating a “dessert of the month” for 12 months as one of the oral auction

items. Midway through the festivities Dr. Harry Rinehart announced the hiring of a new physician, Dennis Mazur, MD, who will join the Rinehart staff early this fall. Mazur, who was covering for another physician’s patients, was unable to attend, but that didn’t stop Rinehart from singing his praises. “We’ve hired a real physician,” Rinehart joked, as he described the “country boy from Pennsylvania,”

with a 30-page resume and who received his doctorate from Stanford University. Most recently, Mazur has been on staff at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Portland for a period of 17 years. “He’s very concerned about patients and patient care,” Rinehart added, noting that the hiring of Mazur culminates a twoyear search. “This is a real feather in our cap.”

Dick Pedersen, Director of Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality, visited Manzanita recently to observe firsthand CARTM’s tsunami debris recycling station. In this photo, he is flanked by Jan Hamilton, CARTM executive director, at left, and CARTM board member Susan Walsh. Photo by Dave Fisher

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Above: A much anticipated event, The Rinehart Clinic Sand Dollar Auction was again a sellout, with 120 people gathering under the canopy for an evening of fun and fundraising. Neahkahnie resident and radio personality Peter Newman, once again, served as auctioneer for the live auction that followed dinner. Photos by Dave Fisher


tsunami debris drop-off site sign. The program will be ongoing, says Hamilton, with no cut off date in sight any time soon. Although debris from the Japan tsunami has already started to arrive, the bulk of it is still out in the ocean. “We’re expecting what washes upon the beaches first will be plastics,” said Hamilton, since they are lighter and more buoyant. So far, CARTM is not seeing a huge amount of debris, but when winter storms come that will likely change with increased amounts washing ashore, according to Hamil-

ton. “We’re just trying to be prepared,” she said. Helping coordinate the effort at CARTM is Nehalem resident Susan Walsh, who serves on CARTM’s board of directors. Her role has been one of information coordinator. “My job,” said Walsh, “is to keep myself informed of what is happening at the regional, state and federal levels concerning tsunami debris. I’m not necessarily in the public’s eye, but I am doing the research for CARTM. When I come across any misinformation, it’s up to me to step in and say, ‘No, that’s not true.’” “A lot of players jumped in when concerns about what to do with tsunami debris arose” said Hamilton. “We refer to Susan as the ‘Tsu-

nami Debris Champion.’ She has attended all of the meetings concerning tsunami debris and she is our link so we can provide accurate information to the public. There was so much information initially and a lot of it was misinformation, such as reporting debris by calling 911.” Hamilton advises not moving anything that appears hazardous and report it by calling 211. “Radioactive material is not an issue, but debris covered by various species should me moved to dry land and reported.” For more information about how to handle tsunami debris and for a digital map of other drop off locations, visit OPRD/.

General information for picking up tsunami debris • Please recycle! Most of the debris will be plastics. CARTM will sort and recycle as much as possible. Please remove as much sand as possible. • Unfortunately, much of the small debris will be Styrofoam, which is not currently recyclable at CARTM. For now, it has to go in the trash. Do not break up Styrofoam.

Doris Bash shows off the spalted maple side table/ magazine rack she and husband Dan won in the Manza-Whee-Lem Kiwanis Summer 2012 raffle. The raffle raised $765 to support north Tillamook County kids’ programs. Kiwanis photo

• If you see a piece of debris too large to fit into a bag, drag it above the high tide line if possible, then report the date and location by calling 211. • Do not attempt to move containers with potentially hazardous materials, such as fuel drums, propane tanks, gas cans, etc. Report by

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calling 211. • Report navigational hazards immediately by calling 211. • Debris with living organisms should be reported (with photo if possible, location and date), then moved above high tide or removed from the beach, bagged, and delivered to a drop off site. Never move organisms to another body of water (even at home). This will reduce the threat of invasive species. • Tsunami reports may be submitted by email to (with the location, date and a photo if possible) or by calling 211 in Oregon coastal communities.

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Help, Yelp! Local business owner ‘disenchanted’ with website By Felicia Struve For the Citizen

For many younger customers, a business that isn’t Google-able simply doesn’t exist. However, building a website that represents your business well and one that ranks high enough in search results to be useful takes either time or money—both of which are often in short supply for small business owners. Social media sites like Yelp and Facebook can be a plug-and-play way for small businesses to develop a Web presence, but confusion over how these sites work can be frustrating. “It wouldn’t be so bad if they said out loud how they work,” said Janice Gaines, owner of Spa Manzanita. Gaines was “disenchanted” by Yelp recently when she discovered that 21 of 25 reviews customers had written about the spa weren’t being used to generate Yelp’s average rating. Yelp users rate and write reviews about businesses. Those reviews are used to rank businesses in a community against each other. “What I found out is that I had customers who were doing what was a ‘good deed’ and it didn’t show up. I feel bad for them,” Gaines said. “I got three five-star reviews in about a week.” She said the reviews ap-

Janice Gaines, owner of Spa Manzanita, was frustrated to discover that reviews from happy customers weren’t appearing on her listing. Photo by Dave Fisher peared on her Yelp listing and then were filtered out by Yelp. Gaines isn’t the first business owner frustrated by Yelp’s filter. Yelp has faced a handful of class action lawsuits claiming Yelp penalizes businesses

that refuse to advertise by promoting negative reviews. These lawsuits have been dismissed. In October 2011, following the dismissal of one suit, Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman wrote on the company’s blog: “Last year,

a few small businesses from among the 20 million or so in the United States filed misguided lawsuits against Yelp alleging that we reward or penalize businesses based on whether they advertised with Yelp. “Nothing could be fur-

ther from the truth; our automated system applies the same objective criteria to all reviews regardless of a business’s advertiser status.” According to Yelp’s help pages, the filter was developed in 2005 to prevent false reviews from being posted. The filter is constantly reevaluating which reviews appear on a page. Those from “trustworthy” sources, such as people who write a lots of legitimateseeming reviews, are more likely to appear. “While most business owners focus on providing great service and let their business speak for itself, a very small percentage apparently would prefer to take a less than honest approach. That includes writing their own reviews, paying others to write reviews and, at times, even posting negative reviews on competitors’ pages,” according to Yelp, which concedes that legitimate reviews are occasionally affected. In the case of Spa Manzanita, the four reviews that appeared were written by people who had written lots of reviews (range 22 to 570, median 130), whereas the 21 reviews that were filtered out were written primarily by people who had written fewer than three reviews (range 1 to 10, median 1). Yelp claims to purposefully keep its filtering

matrix complicated so that people can’t decode it and slip scam reviews through, which certainly seems to be the case when you compare how it treats reviews across businesses. Sometimes Yelp includes a year-old review that was the only one the reviewer has written. Other times only recent reviews appear, regardless of how many reviews the reviewer has written. Gaines said she emailed Yelp three times to see if more of the legitimate reviews could be shown. She didn’t receive any response. Her experience with Yelp has soured her on the idea of advertising with the company. Yelp charges local businesses $300 to $1,000 a month for advertising packages that include preventing competitor’s ads from appearing on your listing page. “That’s probably a reasonable amount to pay, but I feel they’ve been dishonest,” Gaines said. Felicia Struve is managing editor of the Coast River Business Journal, a sister publication of the North Coast Citizen.

Community News Briefs

Council seats up for grabs, filings due Several mayoral positions are up for election this November, as well as city council seats in north Tillamook County communities. While each city sets its own deadline for candidates to submit nomination petitions, they must be filed by the cities to the county clerk’s office by Sept. 6. Packets can be picked up at individual city halls or candidatefiling forms can be found online at publications/forms/.

Two four-year city council positions are up for election in November, and both councilors who hold those positions intend to run again. The two-year mayor position is also up for election and Garry Bullard has announced he intends to run for reelection. City Councilor Mike Scott has filed for re-election and Councilor Hans Tonjes, who was appointed to fill the remainder of the seat vacated by Ray Scales, is seeking his first full term. No other prospective applications have been received, according to City Manager Jerry Taylor.


The position of mayor and three city council positions are up in November for the City of Wheeler. As of July 30, no one had filed for any of those seats yet. Qualified candidates must have resided within Wheeler city limits for the last 12 months and cannot run for more than one office at a time.

There are three open positions on Nehalem City Council and all three incumbents intend to seek reelection. The position of mayor is up for election in November as well, and current mayor Shirkey Kalkhoven will be running again. Qualified candidates must have


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The North County Recreation district has formed an advisory council for Youth Enrichment at NCRD. The purpose of this council is to advise the youth director in matters concerning the operation of Youth Enrichment programs, which includes kids’ club, day camps and youth sports. Patrons and other interested members of the public are invited to meet on Monday, Aug. 13, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at NCRD, in the Youth Center, 36155 9th Street, Nehalem, to learn more. If you have questions, please contact Youth Enrichment at or (503) 368-7644. To learn more about NCRD programs, visit



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Sirens -

Who needs them?

Not us! Sirens have beaches. become an outdated technol• There are many newer ogy. Traditionally the siren’s technologies that provide purpose was to warn of a better and more dependable distant tsunami, for which we messages, including TV and have hours of notice. radio stations, NOAA RaWith all our new technoldios, reverse 911, cell phone ogies, warnings are abundant, texts, email alerts, and the comprehensive, and from newly acquired airborne and multiple sources. portable voice Not only do the and siren speaker new DOGAMI systems. That’s maps show us that right, evacuain the worst cast tion messages scenario a distant from the sky via tsunami will afairplane. fect our beaches • Fire, law only, we will have enforcement and many hours warnthe Emergency ing. That warning Volunteer Corps will come in lots responders will of ways: NOAA have adequate radios, radio/TV, time to notify cell phones, text persons, includmessages, reverse ing residents and 911, email alerts visitors in the and even calls inundation zone, from distant relaof the threat and Linda tives and friends. required actions As soon as we for the distant Kozlowski know a distant tsunami. tsunami is head• Sirens are ing our way, our an expensive, public safety outdated technolprofessionals and the Emerogy that served a purpose 20 gency Volunteer Corps go years ago but do no longer. into action. The areas at risk Remember that in a local in our region are the beach event, the severe ground and bay front. Just as in the shaking is your warning to March 11, 2011 Japanese move to high ground imdistant tsunami, we had admediately. No sirens needed. equate time and, with beach Move to higher ground if patrol, as well as police and you are within the inundation EVC going door to door. We zone. With new information, were ready. When the sirens new technology, and trained went off they were not only emergency response volununnecessary, they actually teers, this region is in good scared people needlessly. hands. Sirens? We don’t need After a two-year study, them. including a task force led Go to for by Shirley Kalkhoven and further information. facilitated by Leila Salmon, Questions? Come to a the Tillamook County Compublic meeting sponsored by missioners are in the process Emergency Volunteer Corps of phasing out the tsunami on Aug. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at sirens. It is understandable the Pine Grove Community that the public is responding Center in Manzanita. County to the tsunami sirens phase Commissioner Mark Labhart, out with some trepidation. OSU Coastal Hazard SpeWe are accustomed to hearcialist Patrick Corcoran and ing the monthly siren tests County Emergency Manand feeling a sense of comagement Director Gordon fort, but the reality is that the McCraw will answer any sirens function as a security questions you may have blanket rather than a safety about sirens, tsunamis and measure. preparedness. New maps will These are the facts: also be on display. • Sirens send the wrong message. When a siren Submitted by Linda sounds, it tells people to Kozlowski, president of the take immediate action. In a Emergency Volunteer Corps distant event, we have hours of Nehalem Bay and Elise of warning. In our region, we need only to evacuate our Englert, VISTA volunteer.

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Life is really an unpredictable story Every once in awhile people tell me mayor’s pitch that includes recognition that they read my column and enjoy for all of those people who have volunwhat they see and what it helps them to teered over the years to make it all come remember. It is always nice to know there together. Most travelers agree that it is is some appreciation for my efforts in indeed a beautiful place. expressing myself. Over the past quarter century, quite One of my neighbors a few business ventures have asked me just how do you come and gone for one reason manage to find something to or another. We do have very write about. My reply was good restaurants, along with that I could probably make a some antique and other spestory out of this conversation. cialty stores. This is a difficult It is amazing to find that if place to have any kind of busiyou ask a few questions and ness that depends on tourists. show some interest, there are We all know that the long wet some remarkable things hapmonths are not conducive to pening right next door. Not travel for about three quarters everyone wants their business of the year. mentioned in print, so I try to Of course, we do have a be quite generic when talking The Old very well known fabric store about what could be sensitive that draws people from near Geezer matters. and far to not only purchase One of my favorite what they need, but get the Walt sources for story material is expert advice that is freely Trandum the park that graces the city of shared. That entire block is a Wheeler’s spot on the river. showplace during the summer There are places to just sit, and I am sure that those beautimeditate, and relax in the natural beauty ful flowers and plants are some of the of the setting. Often tourists, who will things that bring people to stop and shop. always be pleased with your offer to help It is too bad that we don’t have more them capture the beauty and their faces in room for parking RVs. Many of those a picture, will join you. people are very good shoppers and they If they indicate that they would like certainly have the space to carry major to hear some facts about our little town, purchases. Some of them are being operI give them my two-minute former ated by senior citizens, who really like

to browse in the antique stores that we have on or main drag. If they are like me, they will find a lot of nostalgia when they find their mother’s dishes and other relics from a long time ago. Our largest restaurant, the Tsunami Grill, has moved their operation to the waterfront. Judging from the number of cars and the people we found inside, this inside secret has leaked out and everyone is joining in the appreciation for a reasonable priced menu that includes some of the best seafood chowder you will ever find. If you haven’t sampled the foods available at the little bakery in Wheeler, you should try it. Their freshly baked breads and other delicacies are worth the trip. Then nobody should deny themselves a fresh cinnamon roll from the restaurant and bakery on the corner by the post office, I always order the “diet rolls,” and they assure me that, if I only eat half, I will have cut down the calories. Pretty nice being in a tourist town when you realize that other people have to burn a lot of gas and or money to enjoy what we have every day. Now you can see how just about anything you can mention will fit in a story of some kind. I still like my come back when I was asked one day if I had lived here all of my life? I told them, “Not yet.”

Independence Day, village living, and tourists The first hint we got that the Fourth of July was a huge event was when locals told us that between 10,000 and 15,000 tourists come to this village of 700 people for the celebration. An exaggeration, of course. The celebration consisted of a parade, fireworks, BBQ, and a few other things. It sounded like fun. Company showed up late afternoon July 3, and we scoped out the events. We decided to go downtown the next morning, wander around, and see the 10,000 people (tongue in cheek) catch the parade, maybe get some lunch, and watch the fireworks later that night. The biggest deal was the weather. It could rain, as it does often in this coastal town. We couldn’t be wimps about this, so it was on with our plans. Next morning, the weather looked glorious. Upward and onward. Walking downtown was our only option, even if only half the tourists showed. Still skeptical, you see. We got there early after a great walk down the beach. We saw a section of the beach cordoned off and a front loader pushing sand to make a berm. Streets were closed and some locals were grousing about extra streets being shut down. (We had heard that not everyone appreciated the tourists). Famous Mudd Doggs, we have to have that. The Mudds, who run the stand,

were Citizens of the Year Now to mosey along, last year, and the profit goes catching the stores along to their Foundation. We are the way, while we wait for picking up local lore to be the parade to start. Chairs good citizens. Someday, for spectators are lining the maybe we can be called “losidewalks. We had been told cals.” Mr. Mudd keeps up a that they appear as early as steady patter, joking with all 4:30 a.m. At noon, there was the customers. Have to have no place for another chair, a “Chicago-style hot dog,” so maybe they were right. he says. So, of course, we People are all over and it is do. How Chicago got bright crowded as we make our way green relish attached to their along. Then we hear the jets hot dog, I don’t that are supposed know, but they to signal the start are good. We sit of the parade. down. We find a spot Next to us to stand, and look is a very young down the street. girl sitting at a Oh, my word! table with jars of The street is full Kay Stoltz jelly and a play of people curb cash register on to curb, coming it. A man comes to claim their over to her to see chairs. Looking about the jelly. up the street, the “Not jelly, they are jam,” same view. It is safe to say she says. there are thousands of people They talk about the jam visiting this little village. and what kinds she has. The fun begins! The The price is five dollars. He parade starts with a color leaves and comes back with a guard; with veterans in an 20-dollar bill. This perplexes open truck. Any, and all, are her, and she looks over at welcome to join the parade some adults sitting some and they do, from one group distance away. Her mother of homeowners representing comes over and helps her. a street, to a marching band, The customer explains how to politicians to businesses you give back change. He to vintage cars. Outrageous gets his jam and she comcostumes, a hula-hooper, pletes the transaction. As belly dancer, dancing dog, far as I know, he is a tourist the latest political protest, and giving this very young girl a non-profits advertise their lesson in retail. Amazing. You causes. Candy was thrown don’t see that in downtown to every child along the way. Spokane. There is an interactive float

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with a basketball hoop. They toss out basketballs to the bystanders. And, a few do make baskets. A giant on springloaded shoes lies down for the massive truck to drive over him. After surviving that, he passes out crabs to every lady who will give him a hug. Many more creative, funny, entries come along. Then comes the trek up the hill to home. What a glorious day it is, sunshine, in the 70s, just right. We wait for fireworks to start at 10 p.m. Then, because of the clear skies, we can see a town down the coast from us already starting their fireworks. We watch them, as down on our beach citizens are setting off their own fireworks, very impressive. It seems the whole coast is lit up. Then, the official city fireworks start and they are as good as we have seen. An hour later, after all the oohs and ahhs, we conclude that we had one very impressive Fourth of July. Everything they said was true. A resident of Spokane for over 30 years, Kay Stoltz and her husband purchased a home in Manzanita two years ago, which they plan to make their permanent home. “Spokane will be our get-away,” says Kay. “But no matter, we would have come here for July 4th celebrations in any event.”

Letters to the Editor New pool vital to our future

In response to recent letters and a guest commentary regarding a proposed new pool at the North County Recreation District, consider this: NCRD has created a Draft Enterprise Plan, which includes three options: A) an upgrade the existing pool; B) building a new four-lane pool; or C) building a new six-lane pool. We need to know the viability, if possible, of Option A, and the difference in cost between Options B and C, before the best option can be decided. Option C is the most desirable because there are many peak times during the year, plus the three summer months, when the pool size is inadequate. If it is fiscally possible, it only makes sense to meet current peak needs, and allow for future growth. A new pool would consist of a basic one-story building with natural light and proper ventilation; a basic pool that meets state standards with adequate showers and dressing rooms. NCRD recently submitted a Request for Proposal from pool engineers/architects and received eight responses. In evaluating the responses, one was chosen and the district is in the beginning stage of negotiating a contract and clarifying specifications. The original estimated cost of a new pool was $4 to $6 million, but it now looks like it might be less. Even so, it’s a big price tag for our small community. “Is there enough support for both a pool and operating

levy?” asked a critic. One of the pieces of the “puzzle” of determining fiscal possibility is the price tag of the pool, and how much of it can be found from outside and private sources. The NCRD board is currently exploring all possibilities, and will present their final plan to build a new pool only after these outside financial sources have been determined, and the actual burden on the NCRD community is accurately known. None of this is secret, by the way. Anyone who attends the monthly board meetings can learn the details of the ongoing progress of development of pool plans. NCRD Board Chair Kevin Greenwood stated in his commentary in the June 14 North Coast Citizen that “with a long-term plan, careful stewardship combined with outside help through contributions and grants, the NCRD board is hopeful that the numbers are achievable.” The board is moving forward carefully, with the hope that they can complete the project of creating a pool that will last another 80 years for our community. As a community, we started teaching children to swim over 80 years ago. During the school year, 200 students from Nehalem Grade School, two local pre-schools, Fire Mountain School, and homeschooled children, each week receive swimming lessons. The swimming and safety skills learned could potentially save their life, or someone else’s life. In addition, the

program instills confidence and self-esteem. All other NCRD services – Fitness Center, Seniors, Kids, Yoga, Riverbend Theater – are vital parts of what NCRD offers and are important to the community. Still, the fact remains, the pool receives over 50 percent of NCRD’s patronage. Without the pool, NCRD would be greatly diminished, and would become much less important to the community. Yes, the 2008 tax levy passed by only 14 votes, during a time the district was suffering a terrible downturn caused by mismanagement and lack of board oversight. Today is a different story. Said Greenwood in his commentary, “The district has come a long way since 2008. Peter Nunn and his staff have done a wonderful job of turning NCRD around and putting the district in a position that it can even discuss the real possibility of a new pool.” NCRD is thriving, is well managed, well overseen by the board, up in program offerings, and up in patron usage. New board members who came on board in July 2009 and new management have made the district fiscally sound, and $400,000 has been set aside toward a new pool. Should the $1,000,000 surplus being set aside for a new pool be used for a new pool, or returned to the taxpayers as a dividend, as suggested. That would amount to approximately $400 per voter. How fast would your $400 be spent? One week? One month?

And, forever after, not one kid would get to learn to swim here again. Seems like a poor trade to me. I am glad to pay property taxes for NCRD services that benefit the health and wellbeing of community members, including myself. In the most recent election, the three newest board members received a two to one mandate from the voting public. They ran on the threepronged slate of community services, balanced budget, and a new pool. I like to think that is a pretty good indication of what north county voters would like to see happen. At the end of the day, voters will decide whether a new pool is a high community priority. Lucy Brook Nehalem

Kiwanis raffle raises $765

The Kiwanis Club of Manza-Whee-Lem thanks all who supported our 2012 Summer Raffle by buying tickets for the prize – a spalted maple side table/magazine rack by Ray Noregaard. We showed the table at the Manzanita Farmers Market and the Nehalem Craft Fair. As a result of everybody’s generosity, we raised $765. All of those funds will be applied to service projects supporting local kids. The winners were Doris and Dan Bash of Bayside Gardens. David Dillon President, Kiwanis Club of Manza-Whee-Lem

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Seven homes highlight this year’s annual Manzanita tour By Kelsey Nuttall For the Citizen

MANZANITA – Mark your calendars for the 17th annual Tour of Homes in Manzanita on August 25. The Kiwanis Club of Manza-Whee-Lem and the Women’s Club of Manzanita/ North County are equal partners in sponsoring the Tour of Homes. The overall purpose of the Tour of Homes is to give back to the children of the community, with proceeds going to various local service projects, said Mary Brophy, organizer of the event for the past twelve years. This year, the tour will showcase seven lovely homes in the Manzanita area, according to Brophy, who tries to get homes from the various Manzanita districts, including the golf course, downtown, Necarney, the gated commu- This year, most of the homes featured in the tour of Homes are located in Manzanita proper, says event organizer Mary Brophy. Courtesy photo nity and Neahkhanie Mountain. “This year is mostly just “No golf course, no gated khanie Mountain.” year, organizers are planning Manzanita,” said Brophy. community and no NeahWith 370 tickets sold last on and hoping for an even

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Saturday, August 25 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tickets at Howell’s Plaza, 3rd & Laneda Ave. - $10 (Day of the event) bigger event this year. “We hope it will be improved,” said Brophy. “We always think we get bigger and better.” Brophy, who has been involved in the Women’s Club of Manzanita/North County and the Kiwanis Club of Manza-Whee-Lem for a number of years, believed that becoming the event organizer was the next logical thing to do. She normally starts in the middle of June searching for potential homes, however, as the event draws closer, she is joined by

an army of volunteers that help with the tour. “It takes approximately 35 people to put this on,” said Brophy. “We have host/ hostesses… one stands by the door and checks off guests. Others check the houses, and we do have insurance policies in place.” Not only do visitors enjoy seeing the various homes scattered about Manzanita, but the organizers and host/ hostesses enjoy it as well. “It’s a joyous day,” says Brophy of the annual event. “The hosts and hostesses enjoy it. It’s like a big open house. The homeowners are all gracious, and we make sure we thank them profusely.” The Women’s Club of Manzanita/North County even makes cookies for the tour, which are served, along with cheese and crackers at each house. “People do look forward to this every year,” said Brophy. “They love it!”

Manzanita Public Safety Log hazard in Manzanita. July 25 - Issued three citations for MIP in Manzanita. July 25 - Issued two citations for Theft III in Manzanita. July 25 - Assisted Tillamook Ambulance and Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue with a medical call in Manzanita. July 26 - Issued a citation for fail to obey traffic control device in Manzanita. July 26 - Issued a citation for driving/cell phone in Manzanita. July 26 - Assisted TCSO with an unwanted person in Wheeler. July 27 - Issued a citation for violation of posted speed (49/30 mph) in Nehalem. July 27 - Responded to a report of illegal fireworks in Manzanita. July 28 - Issued a citation for violation of posted speed (47/25 mph) in Wheeler. July 28 - Issued a citation for no valid operator’s license in Nehalem.

July 28 - Issued a citation for violation of posted speed (50/30 mph) in Nehalem. July 28 - Issued two citations for violation of posted parking in OWSP. July 28 - Assisted TCSO with a suspicious circumstance in Nehalem. July 28 - Assisted TCSO, Tillamook Ambulance and Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue with two medical calls in Nehalem. July 28 - Assisted TCSO, USCG and Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue with a water rescue on Nehalem Bay. July 28 - Responded to a report of illegal fireworks on Manzanita Beach. July 29 - Responded to suspicious vehicle on Classic St. in Manzanita. July 29 - Responded to assist TCSO with MVA on North Fork Rd. in Nehalem. July 29 - Issued citation in

Wheeler for violation of posted speed (42/25 mph). July 29 - Issued citation in Nehalem for violation of posted speed (50/30 mph). July 29 - Responded to report of a suspicious person in Nehalem. July 29 - Assisted Tillamook Ambulance with medical call in Manzanita. July 30 - Responded to alarm call in Manzanita. July 30 - Issued citation in Wheeler for violation of posted speed (48/25 mph). July 30 - Assisted Tillamook Ambulance with medical call in Manzanita. Aug. 1 - Assisted TCSO with disturbance in Bayside Gardens. Aug. 1 - Responded to unwanted person in Manzanita. Aug. 2 - Issued citation in Wheeler for violation of posted speed (41/25 mph). Aug. 3 - Issued two citations for

no day-use permit in Nehalem Bay State Park. Aug. 3 - Issued citation in Nehalem for violation of posted speed (45/30 mph). Aug. 3 - Issued citation in Manzanita for failure to renew registration. Aug. 3 - Issued three citations at Oswald West State Park for violation of posted parking. Aug. 3 - Responded to trespassing complain in Manzanita. Aug. 4 - Responded to MVA at Oswald West State Park and cited driver for following too closely. Aug. 4 - Responded to noise complain in Manzanita. Aug. 4 - Issued two citations for no day-use permit in Nehalem Bay State Park. Aug. 4 - Issued citation for failure to obey traffic control device in Manzanita Aug. 4 - Issued citation for improper parallel parking in Manzanita.

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Klarin, along with two other DLCD officials, led the team of local trained “scorers,” with input from community officials, including the mayors of Nehalem, Rockaway Beach and Garibaldi. The group assigned numbers to seven scenic considerations – landform, vegetation, water, color, adjacent scenery, scarcity of view and cultural modification – as they viewed the 180 degree land and seascape looking westward from north to south. First on the list for the assessment team was the viewshed from the beach at the end of Laneda Ave. in Manzanita. From a purely emotional level, the viewshed received high marks, with scores of eight and one ten, ten being the highest score attainable. In the final tally, however, emotions were left out of the mix. “This is a subjective question regarding how important is the view to us” explained Paul Manson, DLCD’s project leader for the inventory assessment. The goal, he said, is to establish a

baseline or framework for coastal views to help answer that question. In considering the seven specified areas, the assessment team gave the view at Manzanita beach a Scenic Quality Classification score of 16, placing it on the higher end of the ‘B’ or middle category. The impact of Neahkahnie Mountain to the north weighed heavily when it came to considerations such as landform, vegetation, color and scarcity. By comparison, Haystack Rock at Cannon Beach, as part of the Clatsop County assessment recently completed, was rated 25 putting it in the A Category. From Manzanita, the team moved south to Barview and the county park at the north jetty and finished up with a short hike to Cascade Head for a view of the Salmon

River estuary. At day’s end, David Yamamoto, a resident of Tillamook County and a citizen-at-large member of the Territorial Sea Plan Advisory Committee, said participants felt good about how viewsheds were being processed. “It was an interesting process. The real benefit here is we have a system to understand these views,” Yamamota said, adding that Oregonians need to have a say in what might eventually end up offshore. In adopting the scenic quality inventory datasheet developed by OPRD, Yamamoto noted it might not be as appropriate as need be in scoring ocean viewsheds, but that it was compatible for the needs of assessment teams. “It was already developed and in use, which is why

we adopted it,” said Yamamoto. “Still, there may be areas that need a little bit of work.” Next up is Lincoln County, according to Manson, with the goal to be finished assessing coastal viewsheds by the end of September. “Of course, a lot of that depends on scheduling and Mother Nature,” Manson noted. The day of the Tillamook tour of sites, westward skies were generally clear. Following the county-bycounty inventory of sites, the results will be made available to coastal counties for review and comment before DLCD develops spatial data to support the Territorial Sea Plan amendment process and make its final recommendation to Governor Kitzhaber and the Legislature. That is expected to happen before the end of the year.

From page 1 the siting of ocean renewable energy facilities in the future. Another 19 sites in Tillamook County are being reviewed for aesthetic value by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD). “The concept is to inventory view sheds along the entire length of the Oregon coast,” said Paul Klarin, Marine Affairs coordinator for the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development, the agency working with local communities to fill in those areas not covered by OPRD. The visual resource inventory will be completed prior to the adoption of the Territorial Sea Plan amendment. Currently in the planning phase, all inventoried sites will be given a visual resource rating that will be used in a project’s regulatory phase for the evaluation of impacts to visual resources.

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July 22 - Issued a citation for 11-3 illegal parallel parking in Manzanita. July 22 - Responded to a report of theft in Manzanita. July 22 - Responded to a commercial alarm in Manzanita. July 22 - Assisted Tillamook Ambulance and Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue with a medical call in Manzanita. July 23 - Issued a citation for violation of posted speed (38/25 mph) in Wheeler. July 23 - Issued a citation for DUII in Manzanita. July 23 - Issued a citation for unlawful possession of marijuana in Manzanita. July 23 - Responded to an animal complaint in Manzanita. July 23 - Responded to a noninjury MVA in Manzanita. July 24 - Responded to an unattended fire on Manzanita Beach. July 24 - Responded to a road

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Calendar of Events Video Night every Wednesday in August

Every Wednesday evening in August, starting at 6:30 p.m. is a Video Night at Covenant Community Church, on Hwy. 101 between Manzanita and Nehalem. On Wednesday evening, Aug. 8, the featured video is Christianity in Roman Times. Free popcorn and soft drinks. Come and enjoy.

Hoffman Center offers beginning portraiture

Bjorn Lundeen will teach a beginning portraiture workshop Wednesdays, Aug. 15, 22, and 29, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day, at the Hoffman Center in Manzanita. Participants will learn how to draw and paint the human face. Topics will include human skull studies, proportions in facial structure, light and shadow, skin tones and backgrounds. The cost is $60 for three sessions, plus a $15 materials fee. Lundeen is a representational impressionist artist with an extensive background in figure drawing, portraiture, and en plein air painting. Contact bjornlundeen@hotmail. com to reserve a space or to ask questions. Register by sending name and phone number with payment to Hoffman Center, P.O. Box 678, Manzanita, OR 97130, or bring payment to the first class.

TCAN presents local filmmakers and musicians showcase

Seven short films by five local filmmakers and three local musicians/groups will be presented at the Tillamook County Arts Network (TCAN) Local filmmakers/musicians showcase on Thursday, Aug. 16, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. at the 2nd Street Public Market, 2003 2nd Street, in downtown Tillamook. The event is free and open to the public. Local filmmakers presenting their work include Carl Vandervoort, Eileen Newman, Branson Lazlo (Neah-Kah-Nie High School student whose film rated in the top 10 in a world-wide competition), and Charlie Wooldridge. Musicians performing will be Chocolate Mousse, a cello/harmonica/piano trio featuring Dennis Wagner, Jeanna Stephens and Joanne Petty; Sedona Fire featuring Sedona Torres and Michael Dinah and Garibaldi’s own singer/songwriter Joe Wrabeck. Second Street market vendors will be open for dining and beverage options. The showcase is a special event and part of TCAN’s 2012 Biennial Exhibition currently on display at the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum gallery which runs through Sept. 30, Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free admission to the Biennial, paid admission to view the museum collections. The TCAN Biennial illuminates the wealth of creative expression by those who live in Tillamook County, many of who are regionally, nation-

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‘Inside Job’ showing at Pine Grove Aug. 16

A free showing of the Academy Award-winning documentary Inside Job will be held at the Pine Grove Community Center, in Manzanita, on Aug. 16, at 7 p.m. The documentary pieces together the events of the financial crash of 2007-08 that has resulted in so much hardship for many – foreclosures, unemployment – and we all know the results. This movie focuses on the causes and potential solutions so it doesn’t happen again. Folks of all political philosophies will find this a very interesting film. Refreshments and “Magic Popcorn” will be served. A discussion will follow the film.

Low-Cost Microchip Clinic at Muttzanita, Aug. 18

Veterinarians Dr. Kristine Zedwick and Dr. Matt Didlake will be on site at the Muttzanita Festival in Manzanita, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 18, to perform low-cost micro-chipping procedures. The cost is only $25, plus the cost of registering the chip. So, in between entering your dog in the Simon Says and Chuck-it Toss contests, the doggy catwalk and doggy talent show, you can step on over to the veterinarian’s booth in the courtyard of Four Paws on the Beach, 144 Laneda Ave., in Manzanita, and have your pet micro-chipped. For just a few short moments of you and your pooch’s time, you can safeguard against your pet getting lost for the pet’s lifetime. The latest information on the Muttzanita Festival, a celebration of the joyous relationship with our best friends, can be found at www. or call Four Paws on the Beach at (503) 368-3436 or visit the store. All proceeds from the festival benefit such charities as United Paws (, Tillamook County’s only spay/neuter/rescue/adopt nonprofit 501(c)(3) for dogs and cats.

Mark Beach, Liz Cole, Beeswax Wreck and more!

Don’t miss Nehalem Valley Historical Society’s annual meeting on Sunday, Aug. 19, at 3 p.m., beneath The Pine Grove Community House on Laneda Ave. After a short business meeting, Mark Beach will discuss the production of The Lost Pioneer, and how to purchase tickets for the Sept. 28 premier along with the second and final showing on Sunday, Sept. 30. Special guest Liz Cole will give us a peek at her character in this one-

woman, locally-written play. Archaeologists, divers, and filmmakers have recently been in town following up on the latest leads to the wrecks resting place. The story continues to unfold as more sophisticated instrumentation is used in the search. The historical society is excited to have received archival items from members of the extended Reed family; some of the items will be shared with members.

EVC hosts emergency planning meeting

Come to a public meeting sponsored by Emergency Volunteer Corps on Aug. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Pine Grove Community Center in Manzanita. County Commissioner Mark Labhart, OSU Coastal Hazard Specialist Patrick Corcoran and County Emergency Management Director Gordon McCraw will answer any questions you may have about sirens, tsunamis and preparedness. New maps will also be on display.

Tour of Homes is Aug. 25 The Kiwanis Club and Women’s Club of North County will host the 17th annual Manzanita and Neahkahnie Tour of Homes on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Seven Manzanita and Neahkahnie houses are included on the self-guided tour. Tickets and maps will be sold that day at Howell’s Square, next to Left Coast Siesta in Manzanita. Tickets cost $10 each. Children under 12 can go along free, provided a parent accompanies them. Proceeds from the tour will benefit local Kiwanis and Women’s Club community service projects.

which will include local, state, and national officials and learn what a NRT designation means for our area waterways. For those who want to stay on the land, there will be a small ceremony with live music by Richwood, and cake, of course. After the festivities, there will a short paddle trip on the Nestucca Estuary. This is a great opportunity to meet fellow paddlers and plan future trips using your Tillamook County water trail guidebooks. If you are new to this sport, or want to try it, this is excellent way for you to “dip your toes in the water.” Exploring your local estuaries in a non-motorized craft provides a unique and personal connection to the natural resources that surround us. Save the date, Aug. 17, and bring your own boat and accessories for a one-hour paddle of the Nestucca Estuary or to reserve a boat go online to For more information, contact Julie Chick at (503) 322-2222 or Marcus Hinz at (503) 866-4808.

Advance tickets now on sale for the Lost Pioneer

A new play entitled Lost Pioneer, will premiere in Manzanita on Friday, Sept. 28, 7 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 30, 2 p.m. at Pine Grove Community House. Based on research by Neahkahnie resident, Mark Beach, PhD, of three Tillamook County pioneer women, the play stars Megan Liz Cole in the lead role. Nehalem Valley Historical Society is hosting the premiere and only 100 tickets will be sold to each performance. A sell-out is expected so to ensure choice of dates, advance Tillamook County Water tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling Tom Mock, Trail dedication Aug. 17 (503) 368-6643 or Lyla HendrickOn Friday, Aug. 17, at 11 a.m., son, (503) 368-5059. Tickets may the Tillamook Estuaries Partnership also be purchased on Saturdays, (TEP) is collaborating with Kayak from noon - 4 p.m. at the NVHS Tillamook County (KTC) to host the housed in the lower level of Pine dedication of the Tillamook County Grove on Laneda Ave. Advance Water Trail as a new National tickets are $10 general admission, Recreation Trail (NRT). This year, 54 $8 for seniors and students under new trails received a NRT designa18 when accompanied by an adult. tion, and Tillamook County Water PerforTrail (TWCT) is inmances cluded will include in this displays of group historical as the photos and only a question Oregon and answer trail session earnfollowing ing this the play honor with the in 2012. researcher Adding to and the the exguest star. ty citement un llamook Co The of the day, Dedication of Ti Aug. 17. production Water Trail a “flotilla” of of Lost Pioneer is non-motorized supported by a grant from Tillamook watercraft will launch shortly after County Cultural Coalition in partnerthe ceremony from the Pacific City ship with Nehalem Valley Historical boat launch, next to Bob Straub Society, Tillamook County Pioneer State Park, into the Nestucca Museum, and Tillamook County Estuary. Historical Society. Join the flotilla of celebrants,

SOLVE Beach and Riverside Cleanup slated Sept. 22

Do you love Oregon’s beaches Award-winning author Matt Love and rivers? Then join thousands will conduct an all-day “En Plein Air” of Oregonians on Sept. 22, for writing workshop at Lower Nehalem the SOLVE Beach and Riverside Community Trust’s Alder Creek Farm Cleanup, presented by the Oregon in Nehalem. Here’s your chance to Lottery. This is your chance to study with a master, to spend a day literally dig that will combine lecture with in and do observation, writing something and honing your good. Efforts skills. will include Love grew up planting in Oregon City and trees, pullis the publisher ing invasive of Nestucca Spit plants, and Press. He is author/ removing editor of many books trash and including Gimme debris. Refuge: The Education Pick of a Caretaker, Love a place & The Green Lady, you love Meditations on the SOLVE Beach an - there are Yaquina Bay Bridge, d over 100 Oregon’s Crown Jewel Cleanup is set Riverside for Sept. 22 project of Socialism and The sites Teaching Maxims of across the state - and help clean Karl Love. it up. Alder Creek Farm is a 54-acre Register now for a project near conservation site preserved as open you as an individual or group (dates space by the Lower Nehalem Comand times may vary). Then, show munity Trust (LNCT). up at the time and location you The workshop will run from 9:30 have chosen wearing gloves and a.m. to 3 p.m. The fee is $95, $85 a smile. for LNCT members, and includes a box lunch. There is space for 15 participants. For a registration Biennial art exhibit runs form, go to http://hoffmanblog. through Sept. 30 org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/ Tillamook County Arts Network MWS-Workshop-Registration(TCAN) is hosting its first biennial Forms-2012.pdf, or email Tela Skinhighlighting the wealth of creative ner at expression in Tillamook County. The This workshop is a collaboration exhibition runs through Sept. 30. between the Hoffman Center’s ManEarlier this year, TCAN put out a zanita Writers’ Series and the Lower call for entries to all “creatives” in Nehalem Community Trust. its county-wide network to submit new work for this juried biennial and invited 11 prominent local artists to participate. Invited artists include M.J. Anderson, sculptor (Nehalem), Mark Cavatorta, ceramicist (Hebo), Frank CUSTOM DESIGN FRAMING Boyden, mixed-media (Neskowin), Original Oils, Prints & Posters Deborah Dewitt, painter (Wheeler), Karen Gelbard, weaver (Sand Lake), David Henryson, wood worker (Nehalem), Liza Jones, painter and printmaker (Manzanita), Randall Koch, painter (Neskowin), Elaine Norberg, painter (Tillamook), John Stahl, mixed media (Netarts) and Susan Walsh, painter and printmaker (Nehalem). An additional special biennial event is planned for Thursday, Aug. 16, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., showcasing Come see all the new short films by local filmmakers and STUFF! music sets by local musicians. The free event will take place at 2nd 35870 HWY 101 N NEHALEM Street Market, 2003 2nd Street in (across from Bay Way Tavern) downtown Tillamook. The TCAN Biennial is supported by a grant from the Tillamook County Cultural Coalition, a local N25642 re-granting organization funded by the Oregon Cultural Trust. •


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A brief look back at the WELCOME TO THE CLUB! history of the Olympics The really ancient Olymzens were allowed to participic Games come from the pate regardless of their social mythological days of the Ro- status. Married women were man Hercules a son of Zeus. not allowed to participate However, the first written in, or to watch, the Games. records of the Olympics However, unmarried women originate from the year 776 could attend the competition. B.C. A naked runner named The great athletes of the Coroebus (a common cook time left their mark on the from a small village Elis sacred valley of Olympia won the only and became legevent at the first ends by winning Olympics, the successive Olymstade – a run of pic Games much approximately like our own 210 yards. This Michael Phelps. made Coroebus The extraordithe very first nary achieveOlympic chamments of these pion in history. athletes would be The location the envy even by was the majestic today’s stanplains of Olymdards. pia, the western Some of the part of the Pelolegends of the ponnese (southtimes: ern Greece), • Astylos, Janice which according from Croton, to Greek mytholwon in three sucGaines ogy is the island cessive Olympic of “Pelops,” the games from 488 founder of the to 480 B.C., in Olympic Games. the running events. DeOlympia functioned as a spite his fame, Astylos died meeting place for worship tragically. When he agreed and other religious and poto participate in the 484 and litical practices. At the center 480 B.C. Olympic games as of Olympia was the magnifi- a Syracusan citizen in honor cent temple of Zeus and next of the tyrant Hieron, his coto it was the temple of Hera. citizens in Croton expelled The scene was unique with him from the city and made its imposing temples and his house a prison, while his elaborate shrines and votive kinfolk renounced him. buildings. This was a site of • Milon, of Crotona and unique natural and mystical a pupil of the philosopher beauty. Pythagoras, was one of the The Games of 7th century most celebrated athletes in B.C. were completed in one ancient world. He came from day, by the time of the 5th the Greek city of Croton century B.C., the Games in southern Italy. He was a were extended to five days. six-time Olympic wrestling The events included running, champion. He first won in long jump, shot put, javelin, 540 B.C., in the youth wresboxing, pankration (This was tling event, and then five a primitive form of martial times in men’s wrestling. art combining wrestling and There are many stories of his boxing, and was considered accomplishments. to be one of the toughest • Leonidas, of Rhodes, sports), and the equestrian was one of the most famous events. runners. For four consecuAll free male Greek cititive Olympiads (164-152

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B.C.), he won three races – the stade race, the first ever event of the Olympics (the race of speed done in the nude like most of the events); the diaulos race, which was basically and out and back, but the key to it was the turn around; and the hoplitodromos, the race in which the runner wore armor and carried a shield. He won a total of 12 Olympic victory wreaths. • Melankomas, of Caria, was crowned Olympic boxing champion in 49 B.C. He went down in history for the way in which he fought. His movements were light, simple and fascinating to watch. It is said he would defeat his opponents without ever being hit himself, nor ever dealing a blow. He was fabled to fight for two days holding his arms out without ever lowering them. • Kyniska, daughter of King Archidamos of Sparta, was the first woman of Olympic history. Her chariot won in the four-horse chariot race. While most women in the ancient Greek world were kept in seclusion and forbidden to learn any kind of skills in sports, riding or hunting, Spartan women by contrast were brought up from girlhood to excel at these things so as to produce strong children, by going through early training similar to that of their brothers. The Olympics were banned about 1200 years from its beginnings because it was believed to be a pagan event. A young French aristocrat born in 1863 named Pierre de Coubertin had the “interesting” thoughts that it was exercise, more specifically sports, that made for a well-rounded and vigorous person. It was Coubertin that reconstructed the Olympic Games. The first modern Olympic Games opened April of 1986.

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Holli Sarkady and Andrew Sarkady of Bayside Gardens, have joined the Kiwanis Club of Manza-Whee-Lem. Holli is an LMT at the Cannon Beach Spa, and Andrew is the manager of Mo’s in Cannon Beach. Club president David Dillon, center, welcomed the new members and thanked them for choosing to serve their community through Kiwanis. Kiwanis photo

NBFR District Log July 23 – Aug. 5 July 23 - Aug. 5 - NBFR responded to 26 medical calls. July 24 - Good intent call on Hwy 101, Brighton. July 28 - Water rescue performed at Nehalem jetty, Nehalem. July 29 - Responded to motor vehicle accident at milepost 1, North Fork Rd., Nehalem.

July 29 - Responded to fire alarm at Foss Road & Miami Foley Rd., Nehalem. July 30 - Public assistance rendered, information provided on fire restrictions. July 31 - Responded to report of power line down on Tohl Rd., Nehalem. Aug. 1 - Hazardous material response on Sea Forest Way, Nehalem.

Aug. 3 - Responded to fire alarm on Necarney City Rd., Nehalem. Aug. 4 - Traffic control assistance on Hwy 101 at Oswald West State Park. Aug. 5 - Responded to motor vehicle accident on Hwy 101 & 7th St., Nehalem. Aug. 5 – Rescue performed at Oswald West State Park.

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Tuning your taste buds up for the coastal tuna feast If you are like me you shores. As the tuna get bigger have taste buds reserved in and meaner, they move into your mouth just for albacore deeper waters to predate on tuna. Just say the word, tuna, larger fish and the mercury and I start to salivate. See, levels go up. Just remember, I’m drooling. Maybe I love the larger the fish, the older it so much because of its they are and the more merdense meaty flavor or maybe cury they will have. it’s how fresh it Albacore tuna is this time of is also a very nutriyear here on the tious fish, loaded Oregon coast or with omega 3 fatty because of all the acids and protein. things you can do Interestingly, the with it. Whatever smaller the fish, it is, albacore is the more omega 3s just plain deliin them. Omegacious. 3s, which we all Albacore seek, are assocituna not only ated with reducing tastes great, but the risks or effects is also one of the of heart disease, The most sustainstrokes, high blood Golightly pressure, cancer, able fisheries on the West Coast. lupus, and Gourmet arthritis, All tuna caught anything that ails here is done with you. Troll-caught Dana Zia hook and line, albacore tuna are no gill nets, so considered a “best the fishermen target just the choice” by Monterey Bay tuna. Tuna is a fast growing Aquarium’s sustainable seacarnivorous fish that migrates food watch. up into our waters on the There are many ways to warm currents every summer get your fresh albacore, but until fall. Then they follow the easiest way here in town the warm currents back south is at Manzanita Fresh Foods. again. They are carrying fresh albaTuna is very low in core right now that is coming mercury, particularly in fish in almost every day right off under 25 pounds, which is the boat. Also, Garibaldi, most tuna caught off our Warrenton, and Astoria have

fish stores near the boat harbors that have fresh tuna. Eating it fresh isn’t the only way to enjoy it. Canned local tuna is absolutely the best! Once you’ve had it, you’ll never go back and you’ll know you are supporting a local industry that only targets tuna. I have

Macadamia nut crusted fish 1-1/2 3/4 1 1 1-3 1-2 1/2 1 2

pounds of fresh tuna, halibut or salmon cut into six pieces cup of chopped macadamia nuts or hazelnuts tablespoon of chopped fresh parsley tablespoon of chopped fresh basil, rosemary or tarragon cloves of garlic pressed tablespoons of sesame seeds or unsweetened flaked coconut Few cranks of black pepper teaspoon of sea salt tablespoon of olive oil egg whites

Turn on the fire (oven) to 350 and let it preheat. Lightly oil a glass baking dish and set aside. In a pie plate, toss together the nuts, herbs, pressed garlic, sesame seeds, salt and pepper. Whip up the egg whites in a small bowl until they are cloudy, then mix in the olive oil. Dip the fish into the egg white mixture then press into the nut mixture. Coat the nut mixture on all side of the fish then lay into the baking dish. When all the fish pieces are in the baking dish, tuck into the fire to bake for 15-20 minutes depending on how fat the fillets are. You know the fish is done when it is flaky and pulls apart easily. Make sure and do not over bake! Serve with a glorious salad and enjoy.

home-canned albacore tuna a few times under the watchful eye of a friend who knows how, but have concluded that buying locally canned tuna is way easier and just about as expensive. If you do want to can your own fish please get the right equipment and take a class on it at the Oregon State University Extension Agency at (800) 354-7319. The best places to buy locally canned tuna are at Bell Buoy in Seaside and the Garibaldi Cannery. (“The Blade’s Best” is amazing from down there!!) Tuna is also wonderful for freezing. It is important to vacuum seal it before you

freeze it. We have had tuna in the freezer for up to a year before cooking it and it was fantastic. In fact, every year, right before tuna season, we clean out our freezer and have a BBQ and eat up the rest of last year’s tuna. So, don’t be shy on buying 20 pounds now and freezing it for those long dark winter nights. One of the easiest ways to BBQ tuna is to marinate it in an Asian marinade for an hour, then grill it. (I will have the recipe on my blog at http://danazia.wordpress. com/) Sometimes we wrap it in half cooked bacon before we grill it. Delicious!

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However, you have your tuna I suggest you enjoy in this seasonal bounty that is one of the amazing perks of living here on the beautiful Oregon Coast. If you don’t have your own reserved taste buds in your mouth for tuna, you soon will. This recipe that I am sharing with you is super easy and can be made in a flash. It is elegant enough for company and, yet, is also perfect for a dinner for two. If you cannot find macadamia nuts you can use hazelnuts as a substitution. (That also gives the recipe a more local flare.) This recipe is also delicious with halibut and salmon.

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2012 SUMMER READING PROGRAMS AT OUR TILLAMOOK COUNTY LIBRARIES MANZANITA Friday, August 17, 3 p.m. – Dragon Theater Puppets (Jason Ropp) All programs will be across the street, at the Hoffman Center, sponsored by the Tillamook County Library ROCKAWAY BEACH Saturday, August 11, 1 p.m. – Silly Summer Sing-along with Mr. Bill Saturday, August 25, 1 p.m. – Music by Mo Phillips GARIBALDI Friday, August 17, 12:30 p.m. – Dragon Theater Puppets (Jason Ropp) BAY CITY Thursday, August 16, 12 noon – Reptile Man (Richard Ritchey) PACIFIC CITY Tuesdays, 4 p.m. – Storytime Ages Preschool to 12 years August 7 – Night Gnomes and Fairies: Making Fairy Houses August 14 – End of Summer Party with Reptile Man (Richard Ritchey) H22999

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Nehalem artist highlights ‘outsiders’ in Flora & Fauna show By LeeAnn Neal For the Citizen

NEHALEM – After being invited to submit work to the August Cannon Beach Gallery show Flora & Fauna, Nehalem artist Susan Walsh decided to focus on the north Oregon coast’s more notorious species. “When you hear the title of the show, you think, ‘Oh, the beautiful flora and fauna of our area,’” said Walsh. “I thought, ‘I’m going to do the outsiders.’” In February, Walsh set about depicting the unpopular species, the Himalayan blackberry, the starling, the turkey vulture and the bane of gardeners throughout the region – the slug. “It’s going to be fun,” said Walsh, whose work will appear, along with that of artists Sally Lackaff, Liza Jones, Barbara Temple Ayres, Donna SakamotoCrispin, Grant Wood and Michele Beaulieu, at the gallery – a program of the nonprofit Cannon Beach Arts Association. The invitational show, which highlights the “creatures and chlorophyll of the Northwest Coast,” will continue through Sept. 3. Walsh is a lifelong artist whose work, done in a variety of media over the years, has been exhibited in galleries throughout Oregon. She earned a bachelor’s in fine arts from Knox College in Galesburg, Ill, before doing post graduate work in painting and printmaking at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, art therapy at Marylhurst College and etching at Crown Point Press in San Francisco. Her

Walsh’s turkey vulture color etching. Photos by LeeAnn Neal work has been represented by galleries in Portland. She won first place in painting at the 1089 Portland Art Museum Biennial. Walsh has also been involved as an artist, juror and curator, with a number of exhibitions on the north Oregon coast, including Guardians, which ran last fall at the North County Recreation District in Nehalem. She will serve as a juror for the Tillamook County Arts Network’s Biennial Exhibition that runs through September 30 at the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum. Her studio and classroom, known as the Rusty Institute of Painting as well as Hayes Drive Studio, is a converted 1977 double-wide manufactured home in Ne-

halem, which she purchased in 1995. For 10 years, Rusty was the site of Walsh’s popular Hero’s Journey – A Course in Painting, from which nearly 100 people graduated. Today, with Walsh’s acquisition of an electric combination litho and etching press, Rusty serves in part as a printmaking studio and classroom. “I’ve been an artist forever, and I’ve painted forever, and I got painted out,” she said. “Printmaking is very, very physical. That’s what I like about it. There’s a lot of routine. It’s like ritual. You get into this whole dance.” Even though she studied printmaking – from relief woodcuts to lithography and from silkscreen to etching in art school, “I’m learning,” said Walsh, of the etching

process. “I’ve gone through reams of paper.” She used the press to create color etchings of the blackberry and turkey vulture. The starling and slug pieces, meanwhile, are woodcuts. Walsh’s slug piece, which features blue, black and green, is a reduction woodcut, which means “the colors are very opaque and the ink dries between each run. They call it a suicide plate because you keep carving the same plate and when you’re done, the plate is destroyed.” When she finishes the print process on the slug, she plans to hand paint some orange on the piece. Printmaking, said Walsh, “is perfect for a sign-maker. It’s kind of like signage.” Through Manzanita Sign Company, Walsh has cre-

Walsh with her combination litho and etching press. ated signs for the cities of Nehalem, Rockaway Beach, Garibaldi and Wheeler as well as for a number of local businesses, including the Big Wave Café, Fit Manzanita and Finnesterre. She creates these works of “art

Tillamook PUD to inspect power poles necessary for the contractor to cross private property to get to poles located in the district’s easements and rights-of-way. Each pole will be visually inspected, sounded with a hammer, and holes will be bored to determine if the pole is decayed. Some poles may need to be replaced; all other poles will be treated.

To treat a pole, holes are bored and filled with fumigants, which are registered with the Environmental Protection Agency. The holes are then plugged with a wooden dowel. National Wood Treating Company employees are licensed by the Oregon Department of Agriculture for the commercial application of pesticides.

Inspection areas include Little Nestucca River Road; Highway 22; Blaine Road; Upper Nestucca River Road; Miami-Foley Road; and North Fork Road. Inspection activities are expected to continue for approximately four months.

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Tillamook PUD has contracted with National Wood Treating Company to perform the inspection and treatment of 1,500 wood power poles in the district’s system. This program enhances public safety and reduces long-term operating costs and unanticipated power outages. Occasionally, it may be

in public places” at her shop located next to her studio in Nehalem. For more on Flora & Fauna, visit For more on Walsh, go to

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How to Receive a Guaranteed Return on Investment Tillamook County Transportation District has completed projects that qualify for the Business Energy Tax Credit program administered by the Oregon Department of Energy. Because the District is a local governmental agency it has no Oregon tax liability. The Business Energy Tax Credit program does have a Pass-through option that allows the tax credits to be transferred to an individual or entity with an Oregon tax liability. The person acquires the credit at a discount. That individual or corporation can have the credits transferred to them for a discount that is roughly equal to 73 cents on the dollar.

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Below is an example of a completed Tillamook County Transportation project. This public transportation project earned $171,420 in tax credits. The ODOE can pass these tax credits onto an individual or corporation who has a tax liability and wishes to prepay their taxes over the next 5 years by purchasing the tax credits for $124,892. In this example if the pass-through partner wanted all the credits from this one project the benefit would be $46,528. We do have several projects at different amounts. Total BETC Tax Credit:


Total BETC PassThru Amount:


Annual Tax Credit available to Pass-through Partner Year 1: Year 2: Year 3: Year 4: Year 5: Total BETC Tax Credit: PassThru Partner Benefit:

$48,977 $48,977 $24,489 $24,489 $24,488 $171,420 $46,528

How the Local Community Benefits In addition to getting a guaranteed return on the investment over the following 5 years the Passthru Partner helps support the local community by keeping their money within Tillamook County’s local economy which supports local community programs and supports local jobs.

How to Participate For more information on how you can participate in this opportunity please call Doug Pilant at 503-842-8283 or the Oregon Department of Energy - Pass-through Program Manager, Joe Colello at 503-378-5155.


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