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Tillamook PUD responds to outages, storm damage Cody Mann

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ind and rain blew through Tillamook County leading into this past weekend, prompting Tillamook People’s Utility District (TPUD) to call for all hands on deck. Joanna Stelzig, TPUD public relations manager, said it was an all-crew outage as of late Thursday night, Dec. 19. The first call came in around 5:30 p.m. and crews were out working until

midnight Saturday morning, coming back in Saturday to finish up some small issues for about 17 hours. Stelzig said most of the damage to TPUD equipment from the storm was on a smaller scale. There were around four broken poles and tap lines with minimal customers. Crews were stationed throughout the service territory and working on outages as they occurred. The PUD also posted frequent updates on outages to social media. Of around 8,200 people

who lost power during the storm, Stelzig said 8,000 were in the North County area. She said that outage was caused by the Pacificorp transmission line being down in multiple areas. Stelzig offered the following tips to prepare for a storm or power outage: if you have a well and know a storm is coming, fill your bathtub with water for toilet flushing and other water needs, have flashlights, food, water and other supplies available, and keep a radio handy for updates.

If you have access to the internet you can get updates from the TPUD Facebook and Twitter pages or from the TPUD website. They also send out Nixle alerts. If you require electricity for medical needs (oxygen, CPAP, etc.) please have a back-up plan in place for if the power goes out. “We do the best we can to restore power to areas as quickly as possible,” Stelzig said. “However, depending on the situation this can take some time.”

Utility crews working along Highway 53 on Friday evening. Photo: Tillamook PUD During an outage, be sure to keep your refrigerator and freezer shut to keep food cold, unplug sensitive electronics, and if it is cold outside close your windows,

drapes and doors to keep heat in. If you see downed lines do not go near them, call the TPUD dispatch line at 503842-2122 or 800-842-2122.

Two-vehicle Nehalem crash leaves one injured Cody Mann

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two-vehicle crash in Nehalem left one person injured and resulted in citations for both drivers. The crash occurred around 12:20 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 16 on U.S. Route 101 and 10th Street. It was called in by a Nehalem Bay Fire and Rescue officer who happened upon the incident immediately afterwards. Fire officials confirmed one person was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, adding that the crash was pretty minor overall. According to Oregon State Police, a blue Subaru Impreza was traveling

northbound as a blue Honda Civic was turning southbound from a parking lot on the northside of the road. The Honda collided with the Subaru as it emerged from the parking lot into the northbound lane. The Subaru driver, who was identified by police as 70-year-old Kathleen Sue Kelley of Garibaldi, was taken to the hospital. Her damaged car was towed by Scovel’s Towing, and she was cited for driving uninsured. The Honda driver, who was identified by police as 67-year-old Kendall Wayne Scudder, was not reported as injured, though his car was damaged. He was cited for careless driving.

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Sheriff Jim Horton addresses mental health crisis Hilary Dorsey

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heriff Jim Horton talked about the mental health crisis, and what Tillamook County and the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office are doing to address some of the issues facing our community, in a video posted on social media Dec. 26. Horton said people suffering from a mental health crisis often end up in the criminal justice system. The criminal justice system has limited resources and

someone who is suffering from a crisis needs care that they cannot receive in a custody situation. “The Sheriff’s Office is committed to public safety and committed to helping our community partners solve this problem,” Horton said. Horton said Tillamook County is developing a behavioral health court. This is designed to identify and respond to individuals who are suffering from a mental health crisis or some type of disorder. The Sheriff’s Office Communi-

ty Corrections Division, District Attorney’s Office, Circuit Court, members of the local defense bar, Tillamook Family Counseling Center, and Adventist Health are collaborating on the program to provide insight and strategies on acquiring treatment, acute care or outpatient programs, and interventions for those suffering from a crisis. Horton said the mental health crisis is a real issue for Tillamook County. The Mental Health Court is a great example of how the community has come together to

solve a common problem. “I’m very, very pleased with the progress we’ve made,” Horton said. The Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office has developed a grant application, which was submitted to the Criminal Justice Commission. They have recently received a grant from the Criminal Justice Commission of $77,000 that will be used to partially fund this program. That money will be used to finance a community corrections deputy to monitor the caseload

and work with the local defense bar and district attorney’s office, and circuit court on alternatives that remove people from the criminal justice system and into treatment programs. “Our startup date for this program is January 2020,” Horton said. Horton said they plan to have logistics in place, programs online, and working a caseload at that time. They will continue to work with community partners in a collaborative effort to identify and help those in need.

Oregon commercial crab fishery opened Dec. 31 Fresh Oregon crab is back on the menu soon—the commercial Dungeness crab fishery will open along all of Oregon’s coast on Dec. 31, according to a report from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW). Prior to the opener, crab vessels will set gear from Dec. 28 onwards, using the “pre-soak” period of time to set gear in anticipation of the first pull of ocean crab pots just before the new year. The ocean commercial Dungeness crab season in Oregon is targeted to open Dec. 1, but can be delayed to ensure a high-quality product to consumers and to avoid wastage of the resource. Crab meat recovery

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testing in late November and early December showed that many areas within the Tri-State region still did not meet the criteria for an opening. The delayed opening has allowed for crabs to fill with more meat and all areas have now exceeded meat recovery criteria. Recreational crab harvesting is currently open coastwide in the ocean, bays and estuaries, and on beaches, docks, piers, and jetties. Recreational crabbers should always call the Shellfish Hotline (800-448-2474) for closures before crabbing. Commercial Dungeness crab is Oregon’s most valuable fishery. Last year’s delayed season opening still brought in the second highest ex-vessel value ever ($66.7 million) with 18.7 million pounds landed, just above the 10-year average. Recreational crabbers must mark buoys Jan. 1 Crabbers are reminded that effective Jan. 1 all surface buoys used with rec-

reational crab pots or rings must be marked to identify the owner of the gear. ODFW said the identifying information should include first and last name or business name and at least one of the following: permanent address, phone number, ODFW identification number, or vessel identification number. Be sure the identifying information is visible, legible and permanent. This new rule does not apply to crabbing gear used from piers, jetties or beaches. Tags are not an acceptable substitute for marking buoys. Buoy marking will help crabbers recover lost gear and help ODFW identify which fisheries experience lost gear. The Fish and Wildlife Commission approved the new rule in September as part of a larger rule package that also included additional gear requirements for commercial crab and other fisheries. Until now, Oregon was

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the only state on the west coast that did not have a rule requiring recreational crabbers to mark their buoys. While other aspects of crab gear are not required by rule,

ODFW strongly encourages the use of sinking line, durable buoys, escape rings, and destruct mechanisms like untreated cotton line. Currently, crabbing is

open along the entire Oregon coast and winter can be a popular time to crab. Recreational crabbers will need a 2020 shellfish license to crab beginning Jan. 1.


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New law in Oregon allows bicyclists to yield at stop signs Hilary Dorsey

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A new state law set to go into effect Jan. 1, 2020 will change what cyclists are legally required to do at intersections. Senate Bill 998 states that bicyclists approaching an intersection with a stop sign or flashing red light may proceed through the intersection or make a turn without stopping as long as they slow to a safe speed, yield the right of way to pedestrians, and yield to traffic that is already in the intersection or approaching. Under current Oregon law, individuals riding bicycles on public roads are treated like other vehicles and must stop at intersections controlled by stop signs or a flashing red light before proceeding through the intersection. Several other states,

including Idaho, allow bicyclists to treat stop signs or flashing red lights as yield signs and proceed through the intersection if the bicyclist takes certain precautions. Senate Bill 998 allows a bicyclist approaching an intersection regulated by a stop sign or flashing red light at a safe speed to proceed through that intersection or make a turn without stopping. It also creates a traffic violation of improper entry into an intersection controlled by a stop sign and improper entry into an intersection controlled by a flashing red light. A violation of either occurs when a bicyclist fails to yield to traffic within the intersection or to traffic that is approaching so close as to create an immediate hazard, disobeys a police officer or flagger, fails to exercise care

to avoid an accident, or fails to yield the right of way to a pedestrian. Under the new law, a cyclist can be fined up to $250 to failing to yield at a stop sign or red flashing light intersection. Testimony received by the House Committee on Rules on June 24 was in favor of the new law. Alex Graham, a cyclist in Portland, has been a cyclist for decades and a bike commuter for more than 10 years. “This bill is an easy win for all road users and should absolutely come up for a vote and receive the support of all Oregon lawmakers,” Graham wrote. Graham said the law was an obvious and easy path to safer streets and improved cycling. Paul Nutterfield, a resident from

Portland, wrote that he sees confusion among the biking community on the responsibilities created by the bill and he leans against changing well-known traffic controls from “do this” to “do this except when” with no indication on the signal itself. “This bill puts the onus on a cyclist to make good decisions and not put themselves in harm’s way instead of simply obeying an established traffic control that has been demonstrated to separate traffic,” Nutterfield said. Another cyclist in Portland, Kristin Petherbridge, wrote in her testimony that she believes this bill will improve the road experience for both cyclists and motorists. She wrote that allowing bicyclists to treat stops as a yield makes for a smoother ride for both the cyclists and any motorists waiting for

them at a stop. “It will lower the energy necessary to ride through many local neighborhoods, and I believe it will also encourage cyclists to use our lower traffic greenways and neighborhood streets since it will reduce the ‘stop time’ needed on quiet neighborhood streets, which will in turn reduce the likelihood of cyclists taking to higher-traffic car-focused roads if they want to ‘make good time,’” Petherbridge said. Petherbridge pointed out that Jason Meggs’s 2010 study “Bicycle Safety and Choice: Compounded Public Cobenefits of the Idaho Law Relaxing Stop Requirements for Cyclists” concluded that relaxing the stopping laws in Idaho caused no additional traffic safety risk.

LNCT hosting a free pruning workshop at Alder Creek Farm The Lower Nehalem Community Trust (LNCT) will host a free pruning workshop from 1 a.m. until noon Saturday, Jan. 11, in the Community Garden at Alder Creek Farm. This event will be led

by professional arborist David Sipp, of Ecologic Trees. Sipp brings a wealth of knowledge on the best way to prune young, mature or overgrown fruit trees to maximize their production.

This workshop is open to the public, ages 10 and up. Bring your gloves and a pruner. Tools and gloves will also be available to borrow. The orchard in the Community Garden at Alder Creek

Farm has just about every fruit and berry imaginable. LNCT orchardists and Community Garden leaders will be on hand demonstrating how to prune blueberries, current, cane berries and more.

LNCT’s Community Garden grows food for the North County Food Bank, Senior Lunch Program, Community Garden members and their families. Registration to join begins Feb. 1 and startup is

Feb. 25. To learn more about the Community Garden, visit http://www.nehalemtrust.org/ alder-creek-farm/community-garden/ or call the LNCT at 503-368-3203.

QUESTuary trivia night set for Jan. 22 Check out QUESTuary Trivia Night from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at the Garibaldi Portside Bistro. Test your nature knowledge while supporting outdoor education programs for Tillamook County’s students. Trivia will be environmentally focused but there will be questions for everyone including history, local area, entertainment and more. Funds raised during this event will support Tillamook Estuaries Partnership’s Landmark Outdoor Learning Experiences: Down by the

Creekside and Children’s Clean Water Festival. Nearly 600 third and fourth grade students participate annually in these hands-on, inquiry-based field trips where they explore topics such as the life cycle of a salmon, how water quality affects us, riparian areas and much more. There is a suggested donation of $5 per person to play trivia and teams of one to four people will be allowed. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place. Must be 21 and over to play, as this event will be held in a bar.

Julie Resnick of Manzanita sent us this photo of friends from the Little Apple during the recent power outage. She applauded the dedication and support from the community. “Always the best customer service even in the dark. Much gratitude,” Resnick said.

Oregon child dies from flu complications Jeremy C. Ruark

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Reading of the Names Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 4 pm St. John’s United Church of Christ 602 Laurel, Tillamook Refreshments will be served. Benefiting Hospice services in Tillamook County. To make a gift visit AdventistHealthTillamook.org/ giving

The Oregon Health Authority reports an Oregon child has died after contracting influenza. No other details about the child’s death have been released. “There has been one pediatric flu death so far this season,” Oregon Health Authorities lead communications officer Jonathan Modie said. According to Modie, the OHA doesn’t track adult flu deaths because flu deaths in adults are not nationally notifiable (e.g., required to be reported). A key reason, Modie said, is because seasonal influenza may lead to death from other causes, such as pneumonia, congestive heart failure, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and it has been recognized for many years that influenza is infrequently listed on death certificates and testing for seasonal influenza infections is usually not done, particularly among the elderly who are at greatest risk of seasonal influenza complications and death. “Some deaths — particularly in the elderly — are

associated with secondary complications of seasonal influenza (including bacterial pneumonia),” Modie said. “Influenza virus infection may not be identified in many instances because influenza virus is only detectable for a short period of time and/or many people don’t seek medical care until after the first few days of acute illness.” For these and other reasons, Modie said statistical modeling strategies have been used to estimate seasonal flu-related deaths for many decades. Only counting deaths where influenza was included on a death certificate would be a gross underestimation of seasonal influenza’s true impact.” Modie said the OHA doesn’t track flu hospitalizations by county, but does monitor influenza-associated hospitalizations in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties, the Tri-County/Portland Metro area, along with reports of emergency department visits for influenza-like illness, positive flu tests as reported to the National Respiratory and Enteric virus Surveillance System and reported flu outbreaks around the state. Modie said the information collected gives

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT North County Recreation District Budget Committee Vacancy North County Recreation District (NCRD) seeks to fill a Budget Committee vacancy. This volunteer position is for a term to be determined by the Board of Directors.  The commitment involves one to two meetings per year in May to discuss and approve the NCRD budget for the following fiscal year.  Prior experience in business, finance, or budgeting is desirable; an interest in the District’s activities is essential. Application and submission instructions available at ncrd.org or North County Recreation District Welcome Center, 36155 9th Street, P.O. Box 207, Nehalem. Submission deadline is February 6th, 2020. Questions? Contact David Wiegan at 971-308-0310.

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the OHA a good sense of flu activity around the state. Modie said the timing of flu is unpredictable and can vary from season to season. “Seasonal flu viruses can be detected year-round,” he said. “However, seasonal flu activity often begins as early as October and November and can continue to occur as late as May. Flu activity most commonly peaks between December and February.” The OHA encourages everyone to take steps to protect your families, co-workers, neighbors and community from the flu. Modie said cases of flu are on the rise across Oregon, but it’s not too late to get vaccinated. Other ways people can help prevent flu: Stay home from work or school when you are sick and limit contact with others Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue out when you are done Wash hands with soap and water. Use an alcohol-based hand rub if soap and water are not available Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may have flu germs on them Avoid getting coughed and sneezed on For parents concerned about the health safety of their children, the Center for Disease Control has helpful online tips at, https://www. cdc.gov/flu/treatment/caring-for-someone.htm. To learn more about the 2019-20 flu season, go to the CDC webpage on frequently asked questions at https://bit. ly/33dtWgY. To contact the Oregon Health Authority, call 971-673-2315. To contact the Columbia County Health Department, call 503-397-7210.


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Statewide plastic bag ban effective January 2020 Hilary Dorsey

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Effective January 1, 2020, single-use plastic bags will no longer be an option for retailers and restaurants in the state of Oregon. During the last legislative session, the Oregon Legislature passed the “Sustainable Shopping Initiative” banning single use plastic bags by retail outlets and restaurants. This new law was supported by Oregon senators, representatives, Tillamook County Commissioners, Safeway, and Fred Meyer, as well as other local small businesses and restaurants in Tillamook County. “This is a very important step and I’m glad the state is taking this action,” said David McCall, from the Master Recyclers in Tillamook. In April, Tillamook County Commissioners passed a resolution noting, “Plastic waste degrades into smaller and smaller micro-particles that carry chemical toxins, much of which finds its way into the ocean. Eight million tons of plastic enter marine waters every year.” According to McCall, plastic bags have a six to 12-minute life span and create lots of problems. Banning bags is an important active step. Included in the ban are single use check out bags at grocery and other retail stores, including farmers markets, and single use carry out bags at restaurants.

Not included in the ban are: bags provided for produce, nuts, grain, greeting cards, and small hardware items; bags for unwrapped prepared food or bakery goods; bags containing frozen meat or fish, flowers, or other items to address dampness or sanitation; bags for prescription drugs; bags for garments or dry cleanings; bags sold in packages containing multiple bags for food storage, garbage, or pet waste. To encourage using reusable bags, the new law requires that retail businesses and restaurants charge a five-cent fee for paper bags made from at least 40 percent post-consumer recycled paper, and durable plastic or fabric reusable bags. The reasons for the fees are to offset the cost of paper, which are more expensive than the plastic carryout bags, and because the goal is not to increase the use of paper bags but to encourage people to bring their own reusable bags. According to the Oregon Public Health Authority, plastic absorbs dangerous toxins from the environment. Wildlife mistakes plastic for food and eats it. Studies have shown that wildlife can’t digest plastics, and that toxins from plastics are absorbed into animal and marine wildlife tissues. “When fish and other animals mistake the plastic as food – and they frequently do

– the toxic chemicals work their way up the food chain,” read a statement from the Surfrider Foundation. “This is not only potentially devastating to fish and wildlife, but to human health too.” According to an article from the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), data from various communities shows that a fee will lead many consumers to reduce their use of new bags. DEQ states that a fee (if equal to the cost of the bag) is fair to all consumers – only those consumers who choose to use new bags pay for them, rather than forcing all consumers (including those who choose to reuse) to pay for new bags. City Sanitary Service reported that 479 people were surveyed in September of 2018. Responding to the question of support for a ban, 74 percent approved, 19 percent opposed, and 7 percent said maybe. On the question of using paper and reusable bags in lieu of plastics, 83 percent said yes, 8 percent said no, and 9 percent said maybe. Asked by City Sanitary Service if people were willing to pay for a paper bag, 45 percent said no, 35 percent were willing to pay 5 cents, and 20 percent were willing to pay a dime. On the question of reusable bags, 53 percent said they bring reusable bags to the store most of the time (at least 75 percent of shopping trips), while 47 percent said they do not.

TILLAMOOK CO. FIREFIGHTER OF THE MONTH The Tillamook County Fire Defense Board’s Firefighter of the month is Garibaldi Firefighter Brad Marugg. Brad joined the Garibaldi Fire Department as a cadet firefighter in 2014. He has worked his way up and is a certified firefighter 1 and a medical first responder. His rank in the fire department is, Firefighter/First Responder. Brad is 20-years-old, single and lives in Garibaldi. Brad was raised up the Miami River at Foley Creek. Currently, he is a warehouseman at the Tillamook Country smoker. Brad is a high school graduate from Neah Kah Nie High School. In his spare time, Brad likes to hang out with friends, play basketball, go camping and he also enjoys mechanical projects. Brad became a firefighter because it’s in his blood. Brad’s father is Garibaldi Fire Chief Jay Marugg. Brad says the most rewarding thing about being a firefighter is helping people. “You see people at their lowest of lows and you get to help them out,” he said. His father is quick to point out, Brad has earned this honor by his service to the district. “As his fire chief and his father, I want to let everyone know, Brad was voted as

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Art firefighter of the month by his piers and not just me,” Chief Marugg said. “Brad deserves this honor for his effort, sacrifices and passion for the fire service. He is an intelligent, passionate and hard working firefighter.” Brad once demonstrated super human strength at a structure fire we had in Barview. A ladder was needed to access the second floor of a burning building that had two occupants and the second floor engulfed in fire. Brad recognized this and grabbed the only ladder he could

which was the 35’ extension ladder weighing approximately 250 pounds. At a minimum, this ladder takes two big guys but should be handled by four people. With all his turnout gear and SCBA adding weight to his own body, Brad grabbed the ladder, put it over his shoulder and carried it 80’ then placed it to climb to the second floor. He then resumed fire suppression efforts with his fire crew. Congratulations Brad on a job well done and for making our community safer by your efforts.

Big money for coastal communities, tribes included in spending bill

Oregon Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden have announced key provisions in the 2020 spending bill funding commerce, justice and science, that will help rural communities across Oregon. The bill has passed both houses of Congress and now goes to the president to be signed into law. “I’m in every county every year, and across rural and coastal Oregon I hear about ways we can create jobs and strengthen communities,” said Merkley, who serves on the Senate Appropriations Committee. “This bill reflects a lot of those insights, from strengthening the coastal infrastructure to bolstering salmon recovery efforts to more money for communities to hire police officers. I’ll keep using my seat on the Senate Appropriations Committee to make sure our small towns and rural communities have a voice when these decisions are being made.” “These federal resources will support rural Oregonians’ ability to provide for their families -- whether that’s fishing along the coast or farming hemp throughout our state,” Wyden said. “And this legislation also provides key assistance to work statewide that protects women from violence and helps tribal communities. I am proud to have teamed up to secure funds for this package of important priorities.” Merkley is the only Oregon member of Congress from either chamber since Senator

Mark Hatfield to serve on the Appropriations Committee, considered to be one of the most powerful on Capitol Hill. He joined the committee in 2013 so that Oregon would have a strong voice in decisions about the investments our nation should be making. Key elements of the legislation that will impact Oregon include: West Coast Groundfish Trawl Industry: The bill contains language that forgives $13 million in excess interest charged to Oregon’s groundfish trawl industry, caused by mismanagement of a federal loan through the National Marine Fisheries Service. Addressing Violence Against Women: The bill contains $502 million—the highest funding level ever—for grants provided by the Office on Violence Against Women. This funding supports multiple grant programs that support training for police officers and prosecutors, state domestic violence and sexual assault coalitions, rape prevention programs, domestic violence hotlines, and women’s shelters and transitional housing support services. Economic Development Administration (EDA): Merkley led a successful, bipartisan effort, including Wyden, to secure $319.5 million for the program, a $15.5 million increase

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Call to artists Adventist Health Tillamook announces a call to artists for the Art for the Heart exhibition February 1 – 28, 2020. Join us in raising awareness about heart health. All mediums may be entered; prizes will be awarded. Submit heart theme art by January 24, 2020. For more information email AHTM.info@ah.org.

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Guest Column

What the Linn County Lawsuit really means before returning with a verdict. The jury determined that the State had indeed breached a long-standing contract with the 13 plaintiff forest trust counties and awarded full damages of $1.065B. Of the 15 Trust Counties, Clatsop County Commissioners opted out of the lawsuit,

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After a month long trial, after hearing more than 100 hours of testimony and reviewing hundreds of exhibits, some going back to the early 1900’s, the Linn County jury deliberated for only a few hours

although the majority of their taxing districts decided to stay in and are entitled to $243M, and Judge Thomas McHill determined that Klamath County forests operate under a pre2001 forest management plan and removed them from the lawsuit. This left 13 Counties and 151 taxing districts found to be harmed and eligible for compensation. The 1941 Forest Acquisition Act created the idea of Greatest Permanent Value (GPV) to mean managing these forest trust lands to return timber revenue to the Counties, taxing districts, and the Oregon Dept. of Forestry

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Community News Briefs DAILY Free van service for veterans – 7:30 a.m. leaves Tillamook County Transportation District every weekday to provide local veterans with free transportation to either the Hillsboro or Portland VA medical facilities for appointments. For more information please contact veterans service office at 503-842-4358.

Thursday, Jan 2 Wellspring Adult Respite Care – 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., first and third Thursdays, Covenant Community Church, Manzanita. 503-815-2272. Tillamook Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi – 1:30 p.m. first Thursday. International Women’s Organization. Call Frances Emery at 503-801-3140. North County Grief Support Group – 3-4:30 p.m., first and third Thursdays, Calvary Bible Church, Manzanita. Call 503-368-6544, ext. 2313. Circle of Caring meeting – First and fourth Thursdays at St. Mary’s in Rockaway Beach, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join them to knit and sew. Contact 503 355 2661 (parish office).

Saturday, Jan 4 Live Music: Midnight Gumbo - 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Tillamook Eagles Lodge. First and third Saturday of each month.

Sunday, Jan 5 Labyrinth Walk – 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. at St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church 36335 Hwy 101 in North Nehalem. The walk will be held the first Sunday of each month. Free for all who come, more information at www. saintcatherineoregoncoast.org.

Monday, Jan 6 Tillamook City Council Meeting – 7 p.m., first and third Mondays, City Hall. Open to the public.

Tuesday, Jan 7 KCC Volunteer meeting – 1 p.m. (first Tuesdays) at Cape Kiwanda Community Center 34600 Cape Kiwanda Drive in Pacific City. Grief Support Group – 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., first and third Tuesdays, Tillamook Regional Medical Center, Conference Room A (third floor). Grief Support Group - 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., first and third Tuesdays at the office building behind Calvary Bible

Church Corner of 5th and 506 Laneda Ave. Manzanita. The Women’s Club of Manzanita meeting – First Tuesday of each month at 12:30 p.m., at the Pine Grove house. Oregon Coast Fiberartisans - Every Tuesday at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Latimer Quilt and Textile Center. For more information contact latimerprograms@centurylink.net or call Gail or Kim at 503-842-8622.

Wednesday, Jan 8 Pinochile - 3 p.m. at the Tillamook Eagles Lodge. Second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Volunteers training – 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. (second Wednesday) at the Helping Hands Re-entry Outreach Center in the old Naval Headquarters building at the Port of Tillamook Bay, south of Tillamook. Volunteers are being sought to drive the Helping Hands bus and to prepare evening meals for the residents of the Outreach Center. For more information or to register in advance, please call Paul at 310-986-9200. Port of Garibaldi Meeting – 7 p.m. at City Hall in Garibaldi on the second Wednesday of every month. Rockaway Beach City Council Meeting – 6 p.m., second Wednesdays, City Hall. Open to the public. Reading of the Names - 4 p.m. at St. John’s United Church of Christ. 602 Laurel, Tillamook. Refreshments will be served. Family Caregiver Support Group – 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at Northwest Senior and Disability Services 5010 East Third Street in Tillamook. Contact Stacie Zuercher at 503-815-2062. Reading of the Names - 4 p.m. at St. John’s United Church of Christ. 602 Laurel, Tillamook. Refreshments will be served.

Thursday, Jan 9 Veterans for Peace – 10 a.m. meeting, second Thursday, at the Bread and Ocean bakery, 154 Laneda Ave. Manzanita. For more Info, call Brian McMahon, 503-368-3201. This event begins Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, and ends Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019 Parkinson’s Support Group – 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., second Thursday, Tillamook Adventist Church, 2710 First St. Free. Call Mike or Joanne Love, 503-355-2573. Tillamook County Art Association – 11 a.m.-noon, second Thursdays, 1000 Main St.,

Suite 7, Tillamook (next to the Fern Restaurant). Call Howard Schultz at 503-842-7415. Boy Scouts – District meeting 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m. roundtable every second Thursday. Order of the Arrow, Tillamook. New members welcome. Call Russ Dewey at 719-246-3004.

Friday, Jan 10 Ocean Breeze Rugcrafters – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m On the second and fourth Fridays at the Latimer Quilt and Textile Center. For more information contact latimerprograms@centurylink. net, or call 503-842-8622. Sip + Shop - is a monthly, after-hours event sponsored by downtown Tillamook businesses. It is held on the 2nd Friday of the month from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Information about participating businesses and featured activities is available from the Chamber of Commerce.

Saturday, Jan 11 Karaoke Night - 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Tillamook Eagles Lodge. Second and fourth Saturday of each month. Tillamook County Woodturners meeting - Every second Saturday of the month at 8792 Doughty Rd., Bay City at 10 a.m. For more information, call 503-801-0352.

Sunday, Jan 12 Pacific I.O.O.F. Pancake Breakfast – 8-11 a.m., second Sunday, Bay City I.O.O.F. Hall. $5 per adult, $2.50 per child under 12.

Monday, Jan 13 Nehalem City Council Meeting – 7:30 p.m., second Monday, City Hall. Open to the public. Tillamook School District Meeting – 5:30 p.m., second Monday. Open to the public. Call for meeting location, 503-842-4414. Neah-Kah-Nie School District Meeting – 6:30 p.m., second Monday. Open to the public. Monday Musical Club of Tillamook presents “A Tribute to George and Ira Gershwin” - Monday, Jan. 13 @ 7 p.m. The program will be held at the Tillamook Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2610 1st Street, Tillamook. The program chairman is Brenna Sage and the evening will feature local musicians performing the music of the Gershwins. This is open to the public, there is no admission charge and refreshments will be served following the program. Call 503842-6865 for more information.

Tuesday, Jan 14 Tillamook County Citizens for Human Dignity – 6 p.m., second Tuesday, Tillamook County Library. Open to the public. Bay City City Council Meeting – 6 p.m., second Tuesday, in the Council Chambers at 5525 B Street, Bay City City Hall. Open to the public. A workshop will be held at 5:30 p.m. the day before the meeting. The public is invited to attend workshops and meetings. Tillamook Masonic Lodge AF & AM Meetings – 7 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays at 1904 Second Street. Officers meet at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesdays. MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) – 8:45-9 a.m. check-in; 9-11 a.m. meeting, second and fourth Tuesday. First Christian Church, Tillamook. Registration and dues required. Call 503-842-6213. Disability Services Help – 1-4 p.m., second and fourth Tuesdays, Sheridan Square community room, 895 Third St., Tillamook. Sponsored by NorthWest Senior and Disability Services. Call Julie Woodward, 503-842-2770 or 800-584-9712. Wellspring Adult Respite Care – 10 a.m-4 p.m., second and fourth Tuesdays, Tillamook United Methodist Church. 503-815-2272. American Legion Auxiliary Post 47 – 7 p.m., second Tuesday, Senior Center, 316 Stillwell Ave., Tillamook. Diabetes and All That Jazz Support Group - 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., second Tuesday of every month. Conference Room A, Tillamook Regional Medical Center - third floor. 503-815-2443. Tillamook Beekeeper Meeting – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., second Tuesdays of every month at the Tillamook County Library 1716 Third Street in Tillamook. For experienced, new, and want to be beekeepers. Call 719-896-0000, or go online to www.tillamookbeekeepers. org for more information. Tillamook County Historical Society – 11 a.m. meets every second Tuesday in a Tillamook Bay Community College meeting room (check for room listing in lobby). Member of the public welcome. Contact: Sally Rissel 503-781-4102. BSA Scouting Tillamook District Meeting – 5:30 p.m. every second Tues. with Roundtable 7 p.m., Order of the Arrow 7 p.m., 4200 12th St Tillamook. Scouting changes lives, come join us! Contact Julie Fletcher 503-842-2737. Northwest Old Iron Club – Meetings held the second Tuesday of every month. For information, call 503-812-9167.

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MANZANITA Please visit hoffmanarts.org for more information on these events. 503-368-3846 • e-mail info@hoffmanarts.org. 594 Laneda Ave., Manzanita The Hoffman Center for the Arts is a non-profit public benefit charity, qualified under IRS Section 501(c)3.

MEDITATION - 5 p.m. Center for the Contemplative Arts. 300 Division St. Manzanita. MONDAY AL-ANON – 7:30 p.m.8:30 p.m. North County Recreation District, Nehalem. 503-368-5093. MEDITATION - 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. at the Center for the Contemplative Arts in Manzanita. Free. Contact Lola Sacks at 503-368-6227. MEALS FOR SENIORS – 11:45 a.m. St. Mary’s by the Sea in Rockaway. Call Bob Dempster, 503-355-3244. TUESDAY VETERANS’ EMPLOYMENT HELP – 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. WorkSource Oregon, 2105 Fifth St., Tillamook. 800-643-5709, ext. 227. ROCKAWAY LIBRARY – 3 p.m., Pre-school storytime. 503-355-2665. WRITING LOUNGE - 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hoffman Center. $5 suggested donation. Call 503-3683846. MAH JONG LESSON 3 p.m. at the North Tillamook County Library in Manzanita. For more information, call 503-368-6665. WOMAN’S AA MEETING, SISTER’S IN SOBRIETY – Noon to 1 p.m. every Tuesday at St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church, 36335 N. Hwy 101, Nehalem. WEDNESDAY VOLUNTEER CEMETERY BEAUTIFICATION - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Historic American Legion Cemetery on Necarney Blvd in Nehalem. For more information, contact Val Magee at 808-264-1454. TAI CHI YANG STYLE: Pine Grove Community House. Wednesdays at 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. at 225 Laneda Avenue n Manzanita, 97130 PICKLE BALL - 2:30 p.m. in Manzanita City Park on 3rd Street. New members or drop-ins welcome. Contact Corinne at cbbcalm@hotmail. com for more information. MOVIE NIGHT – 6 p.m. at the Rising Star Cafe in Wheeler. Call 503-368-3990. ALCOHOLICS ANON-

Saturday, Jan. 4, from 1 to 4 p.m. Hoffman Community Party Come see the improvements to the building Everybody invited.

Wednesday, Jan. 8, from 3 to 5 p.m. Art of Aging Discussion Group Setting Intentions & Priorities for the New Year Admission: $5

Tuesday, Jan. 14, from 10:30 to 1 p.m. Writing Lounge Quiet Writing Open to all. Drop-in Fee: $5

Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 4-5, from 1 to 4 p.m. Hoffman Gallery Show: “Green Piece” Artworks in All Forms

Friday-Sunday, Jan. 10-12, from 1 to 4 p.m. Hoffman Gallery Show: “Green Piece” Artworks in All Forms

Friday-Sunday, Jan. 17-19, from 1 to 4 p.m. Hoffman Gallery Show: “Green Piece” Artworks in All Forms

Tuesday, Jan. 7, from 10:30 to 1 p.m. Writing Lounge Winter WordPlay: “Fictionalize Your Life” Open to all. Drop-in Fee: $5

Saturday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m. “Brad Creel and the Reel Deal” in Concert Acoustic Americana and Honky-Tonk Heartbreak Admission; $10 at the door

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MEALS FOR SENIORS – 11:45 a.m. St. Mary’s by the Sea in Rockaway. Call Bob Dempster, 503-355-3244.

THURSDAY CHRISTIAN MEN’S GROUP – 7:30 a.m. Grumpy’s Cafe, 202 Hwy 101, Rockaway Beach. 503355-0567. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS – 7-8 p.m. St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church, Nehalem. GARIBALDI LIBRARY STORYTIME – 2:45 p.m. 503-322-2100.

FRIDAY GARIBALDI JAM – 6-8 p.m. Featuring local musicians at the Garibaldi Community Hall.

MEALS FOR SENIORS – 11:45 a.m. St. Mary’s by the Sea in Rockaway. Call Bob Dempster, 503-355-3244.

SPIRIT DANCE – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the second and fourth Fridays. Pine Grove Community Center, Manzanita. Free-form dance celebration. OPEN GALLERY - 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita. Check out the latest work by local artists. For more information, call 503-368-3846. LIVE MUSIC - 9 p.m. at the San Dune Pub on in Manzanita. Cover charge. For more information, call 503368-5080.

SATURDAY MANZANITA PACE SETTERS WALK/JOG/ RUN GROUP – 7:30 a.m. Parking lot behind Spa Manzanita. PICKLE BALL - 2 p.m. in Manzanita City Park on 3rd Street. New members or drop-ins welcome. Contact Corinne at cbbcalm@gmail. com for more information. GRANDPARENTS PARENTING AGAIN – Call Steve or Jackie for meetings. 503-355-2440.

Saturday, Jan. 18, at 4 p.m. (Special Time) Manzanita Writers’ Series Author Leigh Camacho-Rourks “Moon Trees and Other Orphans” Admission: $7 COMING WEDNESDAY, JAN. 22 Two Shows: 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Liz Cole’s Award-Winning Presentation “The Wisdom of Wit” Admission: $10

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ment of the trust counties. Timber revenue is but one part of the economic and social sustainability of rural Oregon Counties. It must also be understood that jobs in the woods, mills, and truck transportation are some of our rural counties best paying, fully benefited jobs. In the state of Oregon, the Total Private Sector Average Annual Wage is $52K. This same classification of jobs in Tillamook County is $37K. Yet, when you look at forest products industry (FPI) jobs in Tillamook County, we have Forestry and Logging at $55K, Wood Products Mfg at $59K,

and Truck Transportation at $47.5K. These are family wage, fully benefited jobs. Tillamook County has 852 FPI jobs which adds over $43.5M to the Tillamook County economy. In the State of Oregon, there are over 60,000 FPI jobs paying an average of $53.5K. This total FPI employment in Oregon adds more than $3.2B to the State economy. Every County in the State has some economic activity generated by the forest sector. Total wood product sales in Oregon exceeded $10.34B in 2016. The total number of wood processing facilities in Oregon was 360 in 1988 and was down to 172 in 2017. When looking at sawmills in Oregon, number have decreased by 53% during the period 1988 to 2017, down to 78 sawmills in 2017. The jury award underestimates the real social cost which was caused by the State’s breach of contract. According to the State’s own figures, each additional million board feet of harvest results in 9.8 family wage jobs. 3.6B board feet of foregone harvest meant 3700 jobs lost. Imagine what those lost jobs would have meant to the trust counties, not only in terms Hebrews 6:19 of the productive lives of its residents but of the economic multiplier which would have attached to all the purchasing power those jobs would have resulted in. It is important to note that

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n Spending Continued from Page 4 in funding. The EDA, which was zeroed out in President Trump’s first budget, leverages existing regional assets to support economic development in rural communities. Research Vessels: After three years of spending bills preserving construction funding for the National Science Foundation Regional Class

Research Vessel Program, this year, the spending bill includes funding for the operations and maintenance of these new vessels. The vessels are being developed by Oregon State University and will greatly bolster the U.S. marine science research capacity for the next 40 years. Salmon Management: Salmon population management programs, including the operations and maintenance of Mitchell Act hatcheries and the implementation of the Pa-

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cific Salmon Treaty, received $56 million. The bill includes $35.5 million to support the implementation of Pacific Salmon Treaty. Salmon Recovery: The Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund received $65 million. The president’s budget proposed eliminating this vital program. The competitive grant program is designed to address declining Pacific salmon and steelhead populations by supporting conservation efforts in Cali-

fornia, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Alaska. Sea Grant Program: The bill includes $74 million for the Sea Grant Program, a $6 million increase. The program, targeted for elimination in the Trump budget, is a priority for Oregon State University and uses targeted local investments to create economic growth, sustainable fisheries, and resilient coastal communities. Coastal Zone Management: The Coastal Zone Management grants were funded at $77 million, a $1.5 million increase. The program works with Oregon and other coastal states to address some of today’s most pressing coastal issues—climate change, ocean planning, and planning for energy facilities and development. These grants help protect natural resources, improve public access, facilitate coordination between state and federal

authorities, and manage hazardous areas. Industrial Hemp: The bill includes language that directs the Drug Enforcement Administration to ensure the subsequent drug codes and scheduling guidance is updated to reflect that the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 removed hemp and its derivatives from the Controlled Substances Act. The cultivation of commercial hemp is projected to bring in more than $1 billion in economic input to Oregon this year. Tribal Grants and Victim Assistance: Historically, the Native and tribal communities in Oregon have been disenfranchised in law enforcement, health outcomes, and victims’ rights. To address these critical issues, the committee approved a total of $77 million in grant funding for various programs, including $38 million for

tribal assistance, $27 million for tribal resources, and $4 million for the Office of Violence Against Women for a special domestic violence criminal jurisdiction program. Office of Community Policing: The bill includes $335 million for the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Within that, $245 million has been set aside for COPS Hiring Grants, which help local and tribal law enforcement agencies hire additional police officers—an urgent need for many law enforcement agencies across Oregon. Regional Information Sharing Activities: The program received $38 million to support the activities that enable the sharing of nationwide criminal information and other resources, a $1 million increase for the program that supports the Western States Information Network used by Oregon departments.

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the House, followed by a trial in the Senate,” Merkley said. “Today, the House fulfilled its constitutional responsibility.” Merkley said the House has laid out a clear set of facts that should be alarming to anyone who cares about the integrity of our elections or the rule of law. He called it a “compelling case” that the president solicited foreign interference in the 2020 election, that he conditioned official actions on this interference, and that he used the power of the office to advance his own interest instead of the public interest. “We owe the nation facts, fairness, and integrity – not a cover-up,” Merkley said. “I am profoundly disturbed that the Majority Leader has already said that rather than conduct a fair trial, he is working alongside the White House to enact a party-wide cover-up. It is stunning that he is refusing to call witnesses because they would have evidence about the president’s misconduct.” Merkley said at the start

of the trial the senator will swear an oath to do impartial justice according to the Constitution and laws. He said the oath is not to a party or a president. He added that there would be lasting damage to democracy if Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocks the conducting of a fair trial. “I hope that, over the coming holiday, all senators will ponder their grave responsibility to rise to the occasion, and to bring our nation the facts, fairness, and integrity America deserves,” Merkley said. State Rep. Kurt Schrader (Fifth District) also issued a statement after Trump was impeached. He said after reading a transcript of Trump’s July 25 conversation with the Ukrainian president, and after listening to concerns from career and political appointees of the administration, he voted in favor of impeachment. “These actions are illegal and pose serious risk to our democratic form of government,” Schrader said.

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documents to get the fullest possible picture of the events for which the president was impeached. “In my view, no member can uphold their oath of office without calling for a full airing of the facts at hand,” Wyden said. “I urge all of my colleagues to think carefully about how history would judge a sham process designed by the person standing trial.” Sen. Jeff Merkley said the founders created the process of impeachment because they were deeply concerned about two significant dangers: first, foreign influence that might corrupt American democracy; and second, abuse of power by a president tempted to use his powers to become more like a king. “For these two reasons, the founders placed in the hands of Congress the means to act as a check on a corrupt president: Impeachment in

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