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23 apply for the NCRD general manager position And, while the board replaces one of its members, another board member resigns By Dave Fisher The Citizen

The first of the year, normally noted for being a bit slower in these parts, has been a busy time for the North County Recreation District Board of Directors and that doesn’t appear to be changing anytime soon. At its regular monthly meeting Feb. 13, the board filled two key positions and learned that it will be filling another before the month is out. After interviewing four applicants for the vacancy on the board with the resignation of Kevin Greenwood, who recently accepted a position as port director for the Port of Newport, the board selected Jennifer Holm. Holm, who moved to the area in 1997, is a member of the Rinehart Clinic board and was also board president for New Discoveries Preschool. In filling a position on its Capital Improvements

Jennifer Holm was selected to fill vacancy on NCRD’s board of directors. Committee, the board selected Wally Burton, who was among the four individuals who applied and interviewed for the vacancy on the board. On the heels of filling the vacancy left by Greenwood, board members learned of the resignation of another of its members; Julie Chick, who cited personal reasons, according to general manager Peter Nunn, for her decision. A special meeting of the board will be held Tuesday, Feb. 18, in which the board is expected to fill the position. Chick was elected in May 2011, along with Greenwood, and championed the idea of replacing the aged existing NCRD

pool with a new one. At week’s end, the application-filing period for the position of general manager closed, with 23 applying for Peter Nunn’s job. Nunn, who will remain on board until a new general manager is selected, indicated his intent to retire following the passage of NCRD’s five-year local option tax levy last November. The next step in the selection process is for the Screening Committee to review the 23 applications and come up with a short list of six to interview. Interviews will take place Mar. 7 and 12, three on each date. At a meeting on Mar. 13, the board is expected to approve a draft contract for the new general manager and whittle the list of candidates to two or three, who will be interviewed by board members Mar. 21. “The plan is to make an offer to the person selected by Mar. 28,” Nunn told the Citizen. In other business, the employee retirement plan process is moving ahead and will be a consideration in the next fiscal year budget. Currently, the

board is looking at a two percent fixed contribution with an employee match of at least three percent. The plan, which will be offered to NCRD’s 12 full-time staff members, would take effect July 1, 2014, be reviewed on an annual basis as a budget consideration and come from existing funds. “This will bring us in line with other publicfunded entities in the area,” said Nunn, noting that since its inception, NCRD has not had a retirement plan for its employees. Meanwhile, look for Phase I of the auditorium renovation to be completed by this summer. With funding in hand, the final contract is in the process of being negotiated for electrical work, including new stage lighting and ceiling. Phase II of the project entails the installation of new seats and floor treatments. The Friends of NCRD continues to solicit $100 sponsor seats for the auditorium. Of the 200 new seats, 72 have been sold so far. Contributions can be made to Friends of NCRD and mailed to P.O. Box 207, Nehalem, OR, 97131.

OPRD to restrict areas of Nehalem Bay SP for snowy plovers A portion of Nehalem Bay State Park will be reserved for snowy plovers should they come By Joe Wrabek For the Citizen

The snowy plover is a small, short-billed seabird that lays its eggs in dry

sand on the beach. This March, public access will be restricted in portions of

See PLOVER, page 9

Surprise February snowfall blankets Manzanita area By Dave Fisher The Citizen

Employees of Ocean Inn in Manzanita made good use of the snow in their parking lot, while (at right) NBFR District cadet Levi Hill poses with the snowman that made an appearance at the district’s central fire station between Manzanita and Nehalem. Courtesy photos


What to do when four to eight inches of snow falls unexpectedly? Build a snowman, that’s what! Though forecasters predicted the possibility of snow showers on the north Oregon coast, the timing of the storm and amount of snow that fell Thursday, Feb. 6, took area residents by surprise. The first flakes, blown about by a stiff breeze, arrived about 10 a.m. Neah-Kah-Nie School District students were already in their classrooms and those who commute to their place of work got there when roads were clear and dry. By noon, it was evident that this was a “once in a blue moon” snow event on the Oregon coast. Upwards of eight inches or more fell in outlying areas,

while in Manzanita the snowcovered beach made for a great photo opportunity. However, if you were one of many motorists stranded on Neahkahnie Mountain at Oswald West State Park, the snow was more of a headache, prompting the Emergency Volunteer Corps to open warming shelters for those people caught up in the storm with no other place to go. Those who didn’t have to worry so much about kids in school and the commute, found time to enjoy the winter wonderland. In the parking lot of Ocean Inn in Manzanita a giant snowman appeared while, at the Nehalem Bay Fire and Rescue District fire station, cadets and volunteers constructed a snowman wielding a sign with an important message to those on the road: “Drive safely.”

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You may recall in the fall of 2011 the Occupy Wall Street movement. Among other things it raised the social consciousness of Americans coast-to-coast, and brought attention to the disparity of wealth between the haves and the have-nots. A few weeks after the Wall Street “kick-off,” the movement would make its way to Manzanita and further south to Tillamook. Locally, a hardy band gathered in front of the Hoffman Center several Saturdays in a row, waved signs and banners and shouted to passer-bys, anyone who would lend

The Matt Kramer Memorial Bench overlooking Short Sand Beach in Oswald West State Park played host to a most interesting meeting between Micah White, co-creator of the Occupy Wall Street event, and the editor of the North Coast Citizen earlier this month. Photo by Dave Fisher an ear. In an affirmation of solidarity, people would honk their horns and wave. An occasional

naysayer might show their disapproval with a hand gesture and look of disgust.

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Nehalem is a long way from Wall Street, but it is where Wall Street Occupy co-creator Micah White and his wife and collaborator, Chiara Ricciardone, have lived the past year. The two, until now, have kept a pretty low profile, but that’s about to change with the launch of White’s latest venture, Boutique Advocacy Consultancy. In March, he will conduct what he hopes is the first many workshops and seminars about activism and social change theory to be staged here. Like many before them who have visited this part of the north Oregon coast, White and his wife of seven years, fell in love with

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Winter saves its best shot till last

Photos and story by Dave Fisher The Citizen

Winter is not officially over, yet, but it’s hard to imagine the weather being any more bizarre than it has been the past couple of weeks. After relatively dry and mild conditions in December and January, Mother Nature appears to be making up for lost time so far in February.

Upwards of four to eight inches on snow fell in the Manzanita and greater Nehalem Bay area on Thursday, Feb. 6 prompting early school closures and leaving motorists stranded on Neahkahnie Mountain in the vicinity of Oswald West State Park at the height of the storm. Snow showers diminished the following day (the sun actually made an appearance making for great photo opportunities) and by the weekend, the meltdown was well underway. But that wasn’t all. A series of strong storms pelted the region with heavy rainfall and high winds the following week,

lasting into early this week. Though the Nehalem River was swollen, with floodwaters creeping into parking lots in downtown Nehalem

and in pastures and fields along Hwy. 53, flooding was not a major issue. High winds created havoc for some homeowners,

while small tree limbs and branches were scattered about on highways and roads in north Tillamook County.

Living Room Realty opens new office in Manzanita

Living Room Realty, a real estate company specializing in Portland’s urban neighborhoods, has expanded to the Oregon Coast, with the opening of a new office in Manzanita. The office officially opened for business on February 17 and will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. A grand opening celebration will be held all day Wednesday, April 2, with a reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The office is located at 507 Laneda Ave., St. 4, in Manzanita. The Manzanita office of Living Room Realty will offer full real estate services and a professional, progressive approach to real estate for Oregon’s North Coast communities. The team includes bro-

About Living Room Realty Founded in 2008, Living Room Realty is a group of licensed real estate agents that specialize in representing buyers and sellers in Portland’s inner urban neighborhoods, cultivating a deep knowledge of the diverse neighborhoods and personalities that make up Portland. Expertise spans from vintage homes and historic neighborhoods to mid-century modern architecture and green building. kers Tosha Reinmiller, an Oregon Coast native, and Hans Tonjes and active member of the Manzanita community who has served on the Manzanita Planning Commission and is currently a Manzanita city councilor. “Our mission is to develop vibrant communities and Manzanita was a natu-

ral fit for our first office outside of Portland,” said Jenelle Isaacson, owner of Living Room Realty. “The community vibe and values align with our ethos and we look forward to getting involved and supporting the activities of the Manzanita community.” “Living Room Realty will be a fresh face in Man-

zanita,” said Reinmiller. “The commitment to the environment, civic contributions and support of local businesses will resonate here. We are pleased to offer our services to home buyers and sellers of the North Coast as well as be an integral part of the community.” Living Room Realty will be celebrating its fifth anniversary in March. Over the past five years, the brokerage has grown from

1 to 42 real estate agents in Portland and has earned several accolades including the only real estate firm in Portland to earn Silver Certification for Sustainability at Work and the first and only real estate firm in Oregon to achieve B Corp status. Contact the Living Room Realty Manzanita office at (503) 368-7666,, or visit

While we still have some catching up to do as far as rainfall is concerned, serious progress has been made during the month of February. Since the first of the month, Manzanita has received over seven inches of rain, according to the Manzanita Public Works Department, and will likely finish the month at or above the average amount for February.

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Investing in the future and in the lives of students Neah-Kah-Nie School District embraces concept of Technology Rich Classrooms By Dave Fisher The Citizen

In preparing today’s students for tomorrow’s world, the Neah-Kah-Nie School District with the arrival of Paul Erlebach as superintendent of schools, embarked this school year on a program to help ensure its students will, indeed, be ready. In recent years, a significant number of public dollars have been invested in instructional technology engaging students, and instructors for that matter, in a learning process that these resources appear to provide. In collaboration with Tillamook Bay Community College, the NKN School District renovated four classrooms in the east wing of Neah-Kah-Nie High School to provide for technology-rich classrooms for its students and create the north campus of TBCC for evening classes at the school. Funding for the project, in part, was made possible with the passage in may 2007 of the $9.865 million bond measure to construct

a new central campus and to upgrade north and south Tillamook County satellite facilities. In addition, the district channeled funds it received from the sale of property it owned in Bay City to create six technology-rich classrooms in its middle school. For every student in each of those classrooms is either a Chromebook or Windows tablet laptop computer. Each TCR room has a dedicated Wi-Fi router so the computers do not share band width with other areas of the school, according to NKN High business and technology instructor Brad Gerards, who, as an “instructional coach,” helps TCR teachers with the new technology and how to use it in the classroom, along with troubleshooting the system. “There hasn’t been a teacher that isn’t excited about the program despite the growing pains,” said Gerards. “Everybody learns at a different pace… students and teachers. It may have been frustrating to some at first, but it has taken off over time and we have seen that happen.” “Technology-rich means 21st century technology in each of those classrooms,” said Superintendent Paul Erlebach, who championed the district’s decision to renovate classroom at NKN High and update technol-

In preparing its students for the future, the Neah-Kah-Nie School District has created ten technology-rich classrooms in the high school and middle school, in use since the beginning of the school year. Photo by Dave Fisher ogy in them along with existing classrooms at NKN Middle School. “The concept is for teachers to integrate this computer technology in a learning environment for students where those tools

are used to help solve 21st century problems,” Erlebach added. So far, the new technology has been used in English arts, math and science classes. The decision to go wireless meant that furnish-

Tikkun Olam – A new local community arts event is born By Glenna Gray

Earth is our body and our body is ill. There is no precise point at which our bodies leave off and Earth begins. This is biology, not poetry. We inhale tree breath and eat the landscape. Oceans flow in our veins. Earth is moving in and out of us constantly, moment by moment. Earth body…personal body…one body. We are Earth walking. – From The Book of Sorrows Recently, I was experiencing a lot of sadness and fear about the way our planet, our home, is being abused in so many ways. During this time a friend posted details of an art show she had created called Tikkun Olam. Tikkun Olam is a Hebrew phrase that means “repairing the world” (or “healing the world”), which suggests humanity’s shared responsibility to heal, repair and transform the world. As I believe the arts have a significant role to play in how we move forward into the new reality, a major arts event was called for. Suddenly, this local Tikkun Olam event came alive. Many people I know on the upper left coast share my strong feelings for the Earth, and have creative, constructive ideas for coming together, solving problems in a creative way, and starting anew. As I worked on creating an art show on the Tikkun Olam theme, the project grew as others found out what I was doing. Other artists wanted to be represented, and conversation became a critical element. The following itinerary is both an invitation to you and a challenge to bring your best self to these activities. • March 7 – 7 p.m., Manzanita Beach at the end of Laneda Ave., Manzanita

Artist Glenna Gray, creator of a local Tikkun Olam event. Courtesy photo Fire ceremony for healing the waters of the Earth. Joe Pecore has been holding this ceremony for several years, and will be creating the space for the Tikkun Olam fire. • March 8 – 12 noon - NCRD lower field in Nehalem (or in case of inclement weather, the NCRD gym)


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Healing ritual for the Earth. • March 8 – 2 to 4 p.m., NCRD kitchen, Nehalem Discussion and brainstorming group “What can we do to heal the Earth?” • March 8 – 6 to 7 p.m., NCRD Gallery, Nehalem Art Show Opening and Sale - Two and threedimensional art by many local artists on the theme of healing the Earth will be available to view and to purchase. Proceeds will go to the Lower Nehalem Community Trust, CARTM Recycling, and the artists. Art will be up and available for purchase through the month of March. • March 8 – 7:30 to 9 p.m., NCRD gymnasium, Nehalem Tikkun Olam performances; $5 admission to support local nonprofits -Performances by local musicians, writers, actors, dancers and others, including Liz Cole, local force of nature. Many new pieces have been created especially for this event will be performed for the first time. All events, except the


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performances, are free. Donations are appreciated. Thanks to Fulcrum Community Resources for their assistance. NCRD is located at 36155 9th St., in Nehalem, behind Wanda’s Café. Artists, writers, musicians, wanting to participate (or if you have any questions), contact Glenna Gray, glenna@nehalemtel. net. You are invited to come to any or all of the events. Let’s spend some time together shifting the way the Earth is walking. Bring snacks, children, deep concern and joyous gratitude.

ings in classrooms didn’t need to be interrupted, while, in the instance of Chromebooks, the units were far more reasonable at $300 apiece as opposed to $1,000 for a regular computer. The addition of

the laptops also takes pressure off the high school’s existing computer labs, said Erlebach. “It’s a good thing in those classrooms in helping prepare students,” said Gerards. “There’s very few occupations they may enter that don’t require knowledge of this technology and it begins at school.” Interestingly, while students are generally very adept with social media, it’s a different story when it comes to using computer technology in applied occupational uses, Gerards noted. If all goes according to plan, NKN’s technology initiative will be introduced at Nehalem and Garibaldi elementary schools, as soon as next year, at the fourth and fifth grade levels. Long term, Gerards says he sees all grade levels being exposed to computer technology. As for Erlebach, he sees learning the technology as learning a second language and it isn’t necessarily an elective any more. “It students don’t engage this technology and learn how to use it, they’re at a disadvantage entering college. This represents an enhanced learning experience for students by increasing access and opportunity to learn and use computer technology,” he said.

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State of the County Address Commentary by the Tillamook County Board of Commissioners

This has been a year of significant change in Tillamook County. Our county roads were some of the worst in Oregon and our voters approved a bond levy to start the process of repairing them. We also passed a transient lodging tax, 30 percent of which will go to road maintenance and 70 percent to fund tourism promotion and facilities in our county. This tax on tourists will help our community compete with counties to the north and south of us, who already have a tourist tax to fund their promotions and facilities. We reorganized our fair board, adding both gender and geographic diversity and expanded it from a five-member board to a seven-member board. We changed the Citizen Planning Advisory Committee (CPAC) to a Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) to advise us on all issues in their communities, not just planning. In 2013, we started quarterly

n Occupy From page 1 the scenic beauty of the area and quaint villages. It was a whirlwind 48-hour tour while visiting friends that brought them here in the summer of 2006, a stay that became etched in their collective memories. Our paths crossed last week at the site of the Matt Kramer Memorial Bench overlooking Short Sand Beach at Oswald West State Park. It was by no means a chance encounter. Inclement weather, including a rare coastal snowstorm, wreaked havoc on plans to meet the following weekend. The wait was worth it as the on again-off again interview took place on a calm and mild afternoon later that week.

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meetings with the Grand Ronde Tribal Council to see where we can work collaboratively on issues affecting both our communities. Work was completed on options for addressing Neskowin coastal hazards and we took a strong position against the proposed site near Pacific City for potential wave energy siting machines. We also expressed our concerns to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife regarding shellfish harvesting in Netarts Bay. On a more regional and national scale relating to issues that affect Tillamook County, we were active in helping develop a proposal for the Oregon and California (O&C) federal lands that increases timber harvest and revenue to the counties while protecting sensitive environmental areas. We participated with a stakeholder group to develop a

Running late, I hustled from the parking lot at Os West down the halfmile trail to the beach and up another path a short distance to the site of the meeting, hoping to arrive in a timely manner. I did. Five minutes later, White arrived accompanied by his wife. (“Egads,” I think to myself at first glance, “they’re young.” I’m not sure what I was expecting. Going on 62, nearly everyone nowadays is beginning to look like a kid.) The memorial has special meaning for White, as it does for me, in paying tribute to a journalist who, through a series of articles, was instrumental in garnering to the public support for the passage of the Beach Bill in 1967. “Just look at this,” says White as he reads the first few words on the plaque

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next to the bench. “‘The people of Oregon…’” It becomes clear to me why he was insistent on meeting here. For the social activist, it’s all about people and making the world a better place to live, not for just a few but for everyone. We take our seat on the bench and the conversation immediately turns to Occupy. It is, after doing some basic research online, what I know best about this individual. Ricciardone stands next to the rail content for the moment to listen and cast an occasional glance to the beach below and surf beyond. The two go back to their days at Swarthmore College, where they earned their bachelors degrees in 2005; MAs would follow. White earned his PhD from European Graduate School in Switzerland. Ricciardone continues work on her doctorate, which she will receive from UC – Berkeley as soon as 2015. Despite the “magical moment” he helped give birth to, Wall Street Occupy, says its co-creator, was somewhat disappointing in that it eventually fizzled and people caught up in the movement moved on. “The idea (behind Occupy) was to get money out of politics. We live in a world where money elects officials, not people,” said White. “No, it didn’t get money out of politics, not yet, anyway, but it did raise awareness,” I offered. With Occupy, it was a

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quake/tsunami preparedness, continued work on the Southern Flow Corridor Landowner preferred flood control project and entering into a lease arrangement with the Port of Tillamook Bay to move our dog shelter to Port property will also be priorities. Each of us will continue to speak on KTIL radio each month. Finally, we want to say what an honor and a privilege it has been to serve as your Tillamook County Commissioners over the last year. We, as a community, have worked through some tough and contentious issues in a collaborative manner. Tillamook County has now better positioned itself for economic growth and livability. Thank you Tillamook County! Bill Baertlein, Chair Tim Josi, Vice-Chair Mark Labhart, Commissioner

By October 2011, the Occupy movement had reached Manzanita. For several Saturdays in a row, demonstrations were held on the sidewalk in front of the Hoffman Center on Laneda Ave. to draw attention to the disparity of wealth in America. Two years later, the co-creator of Occupy Wall Street and his wife moved to Nehalem where they have lived the past year. Photo by Dave Fisher matter of testing a hypothesis of social change, one that, in a spiritual sense, worked, White maintains. “We built all of this momentum, and nowhere to go. Our job is to create those moments of magical thinking. People joined us in the streets because they thought it would make things better.” As for the Nehalem Bay area, he is looking for a new kind of populism to improve the lives of people who live here. “Things are already good here,” says White, noting the establishment of a thriving recycling center and land trust

made possible though social activism and embraced by the larger community. “But we can make them better.” That effort will begin March 13 with the first workshop hosted by Boutique Advocacy Consultancy in Nehalem from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; site to be determined. “The Nehalem Workshop: Foundations,” as stated at micahmwhite. com, “will survey the dominant paradigms of activism and social change theory. We will explore historical examples from antiquity and the modern day in search for a unified

theory of social movement creation.” Local residents of the Nehalem Bay area are eligible for a 75 percent discount and full scholarships are available for those participants in need of financial assistance. “A turnout of 10 to 20 people would be great,” says White. “Anyone can become a social activist, it can be passed on and we can get better at it.” For more information about Micah White and the upcoming workshop in Nehalem, visit micahmwhite. com online.

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to Trails project. We will support an upcoming bill in the Oregon legislature to increase the county’s share of the RV registration fees. The Transient Lodging Tax Intergovernmental Agreement with the Tillamook County Economic Development Council will be finalized and implemented so that 70 percent of the funds can be spent on tourism promotion and facilities. The remaining funds will be distributed to the Road Department for continued maintenance of our county roads. We will continue working to develop an emergency egress road in the community of Neskowin, finish the engineering work on Cape Meares Loop Road slide, actively pursue grants to relocate the Cape Meares Loop Road and work with the Citizens Road Advisory Committee to prioritize road improvements. Implementation of the state’s resilience plan to address earth-

Community steps up during recent storm Our recent snowstorm closed Hwy. 101 N and stranded many motorists in our community. This community really stepped up and provided the emergency service and community support for which we are well known. The NBF&R firefighters were fantastic. They responded to road closures, panicked parents trying to get to their kids at the grade school, a motor vehicle accident, and medical response with cool professionalism and amazing commitment! They were led by Chief Perry Sherbaugh, Division Chief Frank Knight, and Assistant Chief Jeff Hill. CERT truly stepped up to help and was able to effectively support our firefighters with traffic control. Paula Peek, Tim Anderson, Paul Steele and Jack Bloom were very important, and their support was highly valued by Chief Sherbaugh and his team. Sue Remy, almost single handedly, took over Rehab food for the firefighters and, boy, did they love the chili and hot dogs. Thanks to Kay and Walt Covert for mak-

ing sure we were well stocked. Larry Wiedenhoft, Peter Nunn and John Olson took charge of our shelter operations in both Nehalem and Manzanita. Calvary Bible Church turned out to be our open shelter, while Nehalem’s old city hall served as an effective warming center. Mary Moran and Tim Anderson stayed all night at Calvary to make sure we were responsive. GREAT WORK! Mayor Shirley Kalkhoven was most resourceful when we were unable to make the hill to NCRD and opened the old Nehalem City Hall. Thank you, Shirley. Peter Nunn also helped us by recruiting staff for Nehalem until it closed. Secret Angels was committed to helping support our shelters. Thank you so much, Cheryl James. Both Manzanita Grocery & Deli and Manzanita Fresh Foods without reservation responded immediately to our requests for food on very short notice. Our HAM radio community also stepped up. Thanks to Bruce Maxwell and Ann Morgan we were able to keep people informed. Karen and Bill

Harshbarger provided backup with our telephone tree. (Bill had just walked from Oswald West to his home, after his car got stuck.) The lesson: Be prepared. Remember, emergencies can take many forms. We learned so much and we definitely have some gaps in our strategy that will need to be discussed. Even given our challenges, our response was excellent and what we learned will only make us better. I am so proud of our team! That pride is shared by Chief Sherbaugh and our community. Thanks to all. Linda Kozlowski, President Emergency Volunteer Corps of Nehalem Bay

Where’s the bike path? As a property owner along U.S. 101, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has been in the process of purchasing a small parcel of my land. The parcel being purchased will close down a walking path onto my property, which people have been using for years. In its place will be

an improved corner radius for the highway. But what will not be included, as far as I can tell, is a bike path along 101. If this is not done, the attempt to walk along 101 will be very treacherous. I cannot understand why ODOT is spending so much money to change a corner that is not all that dangerous and is not spending anything to improve access to those not in a car. Tom Nash, Manzanita property owner at U.S. 101 and Neahkahnie Creek Rd.

Socialism? I have noticed several nasty bumper stickers around town calling President Obama a socialist. When the Bush great recession bottomed out in 2009 the Dow Jones Industrial Average had fallen to 6,547. Today the Dow closed at 16,154. Consequently, the millions of Americans who saw their retirement stock portfolios tank during Bush’s great recession have now seen their investments recover and more than double in value over the past five years. I’m loving me some Obama socialism. George Reddish, Manzanita


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A community responds when needed

Thursday and Friday, ed to deal with the probFebruary 6 and ,7 was an lem, but other local people event for the record books stepped up too. They were in north Tillamook County. mainly members of the We were slammed by snow Emergency Volunteer Corps and ice. Traffic stalled on of Nehalem Bay (EVCNB). Highway 101 in two critical • Local Community areas. It was a fine mess Emergency Response Team con- everywhere. (CERT) members rolled Flow Neahkahnie out to assist d Mountain was the firefightring impassable. ers with traffic the Vehicles were control. ve stopped on • Emerty both sides and gency shelf us people told to ter workers Dave Dillon IL go back. The opened the hill leading Calvary Bible at out of NeChurch to s halem to the north was also take in the stranded. The ok closed. It was too slick for old Nehalem City Hall the anybody to try or succeed. upstairs area was opened as y, Many travelers were going a warming center. Stranded ugh to be stuck for hours. motorists from as far away lOur firefighters respondas Astoria and northern Calk oned d ook

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Get involved. Do your community proud.

When emergencies happen, local people need to step up and help. You don’t have go through the intensive training and time commitment of a volunteer fighter. But, with a little orientation and training, you too can be a part of the solution when the time comes.

Learn to operate a shelter

The Red Cross will offer a free Emergency Shelter Operations Trainifornia showed up at both sites. Nehalem stayed open a few hours until overnight guests could be transported by firefighters to Manzanita. Eleven visitors spent the

ing course Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Pine Grove Community House in Manzanita. It will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and lunch will be provided. You don’t need to be an official Red Cross Volunteer to participate. Email Larry Wiedenhoft at arc@ or call Laurie Conroy at 503-528-5627 to sign up.

Become a CERT

Community Emergency Response Team training is a critical skill for helping our visitors, our neighbors, and ourselves in times of need. CERTs train in Disaster Prepared-

night at the church – provided with Red Cross cots, blankets, hot coffee and some breakfast items. • EVCNB members set up and provided food ser-

ness, Fire Safety, Disaster First Aid, Light Search and Rescue, Disaster Psychology and the Incident Command System. The next CERT Basic Training class will be held Friday evening April 25 through the weekend of Apr. 26-27, with a final exercise on May 4. The cost is $40. Persons interested in attending should contact Bill Harshbarger at or 503368-6716, Paula Peek at ppeek@ or 503-368-4866. Dave Dillon serves as Public Information Officer for the EVCNB.

vice for emergency workers at the fire station. • Local HAM radio operators kept everybody in communication with each other.

This was all done with volunteers. It was one of our finest hours and we can all be proud of what transpired in a difficult time.

County commissioners out of touch with snowy plover recovery A similar recovery prosioners, who have stated gram in Cape Cod, Massaprohibiting bicycles constichusetts (where my father tutes “significant overlives) designed to help reach” and “you’re restrictthe snowy’s East Coast ing family access.” Have cousin, the piping plover, any of you ever been out is proving to on the spit at be extremely Nehalem Bay successful. State Park? I That program thought not. is not without Otherwise, its detractors you would however, and, know it is an taking a page extremely low Andy Norris from the antitraffic area, spotted owl not a high crowd, bumtraffic area per stickers grace the back as you’ve claimed. Also, I of the occasional vehicle have NEVER seen a family reading “piping plovers on the spit. I occasionally taste like chicken.” (That see individuals, couples plovers probably taste and dog walkers, but most more like a fishy wild duck of the time nobody at all. is beside the point.) (The dog walkers, incidenThe ongoing knee-jerk tally, ALWAYS have their reaction to the snowy plodogs off leash on the spit ver program by the Tillathough it is a violation of mook County Commission- long-standing and current ers is disappointing, but park rules. Perhaps if dogs not surprising. I do have a had been on leashes for the question for the commispast three decades, as per

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Honoring Native Americans

While I don’t really have ment dog in the fight, I am going to state my opinion on a matter he that comes up every so often. That would be the renaming of t any school’s mascot (or other ar- public service or entity) with names that ed are not that of an Indian tribe or ” other Indian an names. t, it I think we my involvement with n Indians The Old d the goes back Ne- to the days Geezer ite. when the Walt kids in the Trandum neighborhood would choose up sides and have some kind of fight or contest. I don’t think the Indians were always the losers and the only kid with any Indian blood in him always wanted to be a cowboy. I spent a large part of my early life being a Boy Scout. Actually I started as a Cub Scout and I think most of he dens had Indian names. We always considered the native Indians as people with great skills in hunting and living in the woods. I remember sitting around a campfire listening to tales of how the Indians made their way of living off the land. They hunted buffalo and other game to feed and even clothe themselves. Those hunters were called braves and they earned their reputations by bringing in the food that they needed to feed their tribes. As a Boy Scout, I learned how to do Indian dances and even made my own Indian head dress and loin cloth. We had to use turkey feathers instead of the eagle feathers the Indians used. Each year, the Boy Scouts in the Seattle area had a big celebration of scouting in the pavilion on the campus of the University of Washington. One of the acts entailed a great many scouts dressed as Indians doing a dance that included tom-toms beating as the colored lights flashed on the dancers. There certainly was no intention to mock the natives that lived on our land for hundreds of years before the white men came. We all felt that we were honoring them for their courage and skills. For the past forty years,

park regulations, we would already have a healthy population of breeding plovers.) The county commissioners, who clearly do not understand animal behavior, also claim bicycles do not harm plovers. Really? Do any of you hunt? Motion scares animals. That’s why we hunt in blinds and out of sight. Bicycles (and horses) can do immeasurable harm to nesting plovers. This is a moot point however, as visitors ride bicycles on the bike trails, not the spit, whose soggy sand isn’t navigable after a rain. The commissioners did get one thing right. In a letter to the OPRD, the commissioners wrote, “We find it very difficult to believe that plovers would choose to nest this close to…human and animal traffic.” That finding, sirs, forms the basis for the en-

tire snowy plover recovery program.

Andy Norris is a Manzanita resident.

ATTENTION ALL NE AH-KAH-NIE GRADUATES The Neah-Kah-Nie District #56 Graduate Scholarship Committee will be awarding over $20,000 in scholarships this coming May. Any graduate of Neah-Kah-Nie High School from 1954 forward who wishes to pursue advanced academic, vocational or technical education can apply. Applications may be obtained at the Neah-Kah-Nie High School Career Center, the Neah-Kah-Nie High School website, (click on scholarships), or by calling Jerry Underwood at (503) 322-3848

Application deadline is April 1st, 2014


Chair Chair As residents of Tillahart, mook County, we should oner thank the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department for giving us the opportunity to assist in the recovery of the world’s dwindling population of snowy plovers. We are morally bound to preserve the totality of God’s Creation, not just the plants and animals for which we have a personal affinity. I have been enjoying the wildlife and solitude of the spit at Nehalem Bay State Park for seven years now, several times a week, year round. I have seen snowy plovers passing through during migration. Twice, I have read in local media that snowy plovers have not been seen in the park since 1984. That is incorrect; no breeding pairs have been observed since then. Non-breeding individuals have been observed.


How you can help

The Rinehart Clinic, Tillamook Family Center and Tillamook Regional Medical Center and  have teamed up to offer a Cover Oregon Application Fair at the dorm building at the Tillamook County Fairgrounds on Saturday and Sunday, February 22nd and 23rd from 10-6. We can answer questions and provide one-on-one assistance to help you sign up for health insurance coverage for 2014. Application assistance is free, Spanish bilingual staff will be available and agents will be available to provide plan advice when needed.  Appointments are available on and walk ins are welcome.

Walt Trandum at age 15 as a Boy Scout.

I have worked on the camp for deaf kids and they started a tradition where each year the campers all have a hand in making a totem pole to be added to the circle around the campfire area where they have their skits and even sing songs in sign language. I was told that somebody complained about the deaf people having those totem poles and so they went to the Indian people and asked if they were doing something wrong. What happened kind of warmed my heart and I am sure others felt the same way. Representatives of the tribes came to the camp and complimented them on what they had created. They even sent some skilled totem pole builders to show them some

of the ways that they do their carving. I know they felt honored that the kids were learning about their lives and history. The camp even bought some teepees from one of the tribes and the campers got to spend a night or two sleeping on the ground and dreaming about the good times they were having at the camp. I know those who have expressed their displeasure over the use of Indian names or jargon have good intentions, but I for one think they are on the wrong track and we can all continue to admire those who used our land for all those years by respecting their culture and joining them in making this a place where we all can live in peace.

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Community Events Calendar sion is $5. Refreshments will be available. The Manzanita Film Series is a program of the Hoffman Center in Manzanita. Films are screened monthly throughout the year. The Center is located at 594 Laneda Ave.

New Discoveries Rummage Sale Feb. 22

Liz Cole

‘Storytime for Grownups’ set Feb. 20 Award-winning actor Liz Cole will perform readings on the theme of “Darkness Into Light: Readings for Mid-Winter” Thursday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Hoffman Center in Manzanita. The evening will include stories and poems about the season of transition from deep winter moving slowly into early spring. The material will be rich in both humor and poignancy. Cole has had a long acting career on the professional stage, and has also made TV guest-star appearances on Seinfeld, ER, Star Trek, The Practice, Judging Amy, Las Vegas, and many others. There is a suggested donation of $5 and all proceeds will go to support Hoffman Center programs. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and refreshments will be served.

Creation Weekend Feb. 22 and 23 Dr. Dennis Swift (Dr. Dino), an archaeologist, adventurer, and cryptozoologist known as the Indiana Jones of creationism, will be the guest speaker at Calvary Bible Church during Creation Weekend on Feb. 22 and 23. The schedule is as follows: Saturday, 8 a.m. breakfast – High-Tech Incas; and at 7 p.m. – High-Tech Pharaohs. Sunday, 8:30 & 11 a.m. – Dinosaurs: Rest of the Tale; 10 a.m. – Apes, Flakes and other Mistakes; and at 6:45 p.m. – Evidence of a World Flood, including Cotahausi Canyon and valley of volcanoes. Dr. Swift will be displaying artifacts from all over the world. Sessions are free and all are welcome to attend any of these sessions. Calvary Bible Church is located at 560 Laneda Ave. in Manzanita. For more information, call (503) 368-5202.

New Discoveries Preschool will hold its Annual Rummage Sale at the NCRD gymnasium (36155 9th St., in Nehalem) on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tons of childrens’ clothing, toys and accessories, plenty for adults too. Come shop for your family and support a great cause. All proceeds benefit the New Discoveries Preschool, a non-profit preschool for 3 to 5-year-old children in Nehalem. If you have any items to donate to the sale, please call Amy Jones at (503) 812-7997 to arrange for drop-off or pick-up.

The Manzanita Film Series will present the Academy Award-nominated 2007 documentary “Encounters at the End of the World” Saturday, Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hoffman Center in Manzanita. Written and directed by Werner Herzog, the film follows Herzog’s travels to the McMurdo Station in Antarctica, where he tried to capture the continent’s beauty and investigate the characters living there. The film lasts 99 minutes and admis-


PARADOX Saturday March 1st

KARAOKE FROM HELL! Saturday March 15th

DROP DEAD LEGS ~Van Halen Tribute Band~ Friday March 28th

Starting at 9pm $5 Cover at the Door H52110

127 Laneda Ave. Manzanita 503-368-5080

Riverbend Players auditions for ‘The Butler Did It’ This is your chance to audition for the next Riverbend Players Community Theater production. Try-outs are scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 23, at 2 p.m. or on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 6 p.m. at the North County Recreation District, 36155 Ninth St., Nehalem. “The Butler Did It,” by Walter and Peter Marks, is a comedy/thriller with a cast of six, presented in a reader’s theater format, performed during the last two weekends of March at NCRD.

Riverbend Players meeting slated Feb. 27

Disaster shelter training offered Feb. 22 The American Red Cross will offer an emergency shelter operations training course Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Pine Grove Community House in Manzanita. The free training will cover setting up a facility, registering arrivals, and feeding and sheltering displaced people. Other topics will include water, sanitation and hygiene. The course will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and lunch will be provided. Participants need not be Red Cross volunteers to attend the training. “If and when a disaster strikes, the Red Cross may not be able to send volunteers from outside the area to help us,” said organizer Peter Nunn. “We may need to rely on ourselves run shelters for our displaced residents and visitors.” “Here is an opportunity to learn from the experience of the Red Cross, so we are better prepared to cope with an emergency,” he added. Course graduates will test their skills in a drill set for Saturday, Mar. 8 at the Calvary Bible Church in Manzanita. The church is one of the three currently designated emergency shelters in north Tillamook County. The shelter training is being organized by the Emergency Volunteer Corps of Nehalem Bay. Persons interested in attending are asked to email Larry Wiedenhoft at arc@

Cover Oregon Application Fair Feb. 22 and 23

Film Series presents “Encounters at the End of the World”

and agents will be available to provide plan advice when needed. Appointments are available on and walk-ins are welcome. Information to have handy: Social Security number (or Alien Resident number) for everyone who has one and is applying for coverage, birth dates, income information and any current insurance coverage information. You may download and print an application at home from CoverOregon. com and fill out as much as you can ahead of time. For more information call (503) 368-5182 or visit online.

The Rinehart Clinic, Tillamook Family Center and Tillamook Regional Medical Center have teamed up to offer a Cover Oregon Application Fair at the dorm building at the Tillamook County Fairgrounds on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 22 and 23, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Have your questions answered and receive one-on-one assistance to help sign up for health insurance coverage for 2014. Application assistance is free, Spanish bilingual staff will be available

All Riverbend Players and anyone interested in joining or supporting community theater are welcome to attend the first meeting in 2014 of the Riverbend Players Theater Company on Thursday, Feb. 27. A half-hour social begins at 6 p.m. followed by the meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at NCRD (36155 Ninth Street, Nehalem) in the Riverbend Room. Come ready to learn about the steps taken in re-organization, as well as the proposed 2014-2015 play season. Feel free to bring a snack or drink, if you wish. The most important factor, though, is for you to come and join in this opportunity to talk about where the theater group is now and plans to make the Riverbend Players a quality community theater organization.

TBCC hosts all new AARP Smart Driving Course AARP has just launched a new and improved Smart Driving Course with a new Smart Driver Guidebook and new video content. The course teaches current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques and how to operate your vehicle more safely, including adjustments to accommodate common age related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. TBCC is sponsoring two winter term classes in Tillamook County. The first class will be held on Thursday, Feb. 27, at the North County Recreation District building in Nehalem. On Thursday, Mar. 20, a class will be held at the School District #56 Building at 504 N. 3rd St. in Rockaway Beach. Both classes will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a 45-minute break for lunch. These classes are designed for seniors 50 and older, but anyone can attend. Check with your car insurance agent to find out if your insurance company will allow a discount for completing the class. If you have previously taken this course you may need a refresher course to keep any discounts you have previously received. The cost for the class is $15 when you register. An additional $5 for non AARP members is due at the first class. Register for the classes at TBCC. For more information on how to register for the AARP Smart Driving Course, contact TBCC at (503) 842-8222, ext. 1100.

Manzanita Talent Show set March 1 The Hoffman Center in Manzanita will host a Community Talent Showcase Saturday, Mar. 1 at 7 p.m. The event will feature a variety of acts put on by local citizens. Admission will be $10. All proceeds will go to support the Center’s general operating fund. “This is an opportunity for the talented people in our area to show off their skills,” said Center president Dave Dillon. “We’ve had all kinds of acts -- musicians, magicians, comedians, singers, actors, and some you can’t really describe -- and we’re always looking for something new.” Auditions will be held Wednesday, Feb. 26, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Center to select 12-15 acts for the show. The acts must be suitable for all ages and last no more than five minutes. “This is always a fun evening, so we encourage everybody to come out on March 1 to enjoy and be entertained,” said Dillon Performer registration forms are available on the Center’s website –

Manzanita Women’s Club March meeting The next meeting of the Manzanita Women’s Club will be Tuesday, March 4, at 12:30 p.m. Note that this meeting will be held at St. Catherine’s Church on Hwy 101, located between the Bunk House Restaurant and the Hope Chest. Everyone attending should plan to bring a sack lunch. Desserts and drinks will be provided. Spring will be coming soon, so, as an ushering in of spring, please wear brightly spring colored clothing.

Poster deadline for Diabetes Alert Day Mar. 6 The Bay City Arts Center in cooperation with the Tillamook Regional Medical Center invites you to participate in the 2014 Diabetes Alert Day Poster competition. During National Nutrition month in March, the hospital will be participating in Diabetes Alert Day, a day when residents are reminded to be screened for potential risk factors associated with Type 2 Diabetes. Local high school age artists are encouraged to take on this challenge of spreading the word about Diabetes Alert Day by creating interesting and unique posters that spotlight Diabetes Alert Day occurring this year on March 25. Posters can be no larger than 8.5 x 11, and need to be display ready at time of submission. The deadline for submission entries is March 6. Entries will be displayed at the Tillamook Regional Medical Center and the winning selection will be featured as an aspect of the publicity for the Diabetes Alert Day outreach and promotion including being printed in the local newspaper. It is important that poster entries refer only to Type 2 Diabetes. Some areas of inspiration for successful entries include: healthy nutritional practices, physical activity, properly taking medications, healthy ways to reduce stress, and regular visits to health care providers as a means of managing this chronic condition. Interested individuals may contact Leeauna Perry at the Bay City Arts Center office at (503) 377-9620, or for an entry application. Posters and entry application may be submitted to the Bay City Arts Center on Thursdays between 10 a.m. and 1p.m., or by appointment

NCRD Pool-A-Thon Feb. 22 The North County Recreation District’s 24th annual Pool-A-Thon is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event raises a substantial amount of funds necessary to keep the Nehalem Elementary Swim Program afloat. All proceeds from the Pool-A-Thon go directly towards the 2014/2015 Nehalem Elementary Swim Instruction/Water Safety Awareness Program which impacts the lives of all students, kindergarten through 5th grade, including the NKN

Glass cutting workshop set March 8-9 The Hoffman Center will host a Precision Glass Cutting for Mosaic workshop by artist Jennifer Kuhns March 8-9 in Manzanita. Hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, with lunch breaks both days. The class fee will be $200 per student, and includes all materials. Grays Harbor County, Washingtonbased Kuhns, teach introduction to glass

Glass cutting workshop set March 8-9

District #56 Adaptive Swim Program. By pledging money or making a donation to a student swimmer, you can help guarantee all the children will benefit from this vital program that has been in existence for over 80 years. Participating kids will be canvassing throughout the community through March 1, looking for sponsors who will pledge dollars for their swimming efforts. For more information contact the NCRD pool at (503) 368-7121 or Sue Dindia-Gray at (503) 368-6238. Donations may be mailed to: Pool-A-Thon 2014, P.O. Box 207, Nehalem, OR, 97131.

cutting for beginners and advanced cutting for those with glass cutting experience. Each student should bring: a glassscoring tool, breaker-grozier pliers, and running pliers. These can be purchased from a stained glass supply or from the instructor if ordered by February 15th. Contact her through her website -- To register, contact the Hoffman Center at, hoffmancenter@, or (503) 368-3846.


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News Briefs

Silver joins Hoffman Center Board Marcia Silver of Manzanita has joined the board of the Hoffman Center. Silver holds a Ph.D. in English Language and Literature, and lived in New York City for many years teaching writing

to say to the Hoffmans who left such a wonderful gift to our village.”

Manzanita Golf Course Men’s Club 2014 season The Manzanita Golf Course Men’s Club would like to invite anyone interested in joining the Men’s Club and developing an Oregon Golf Association handicap to sign up at the Manzanita Golf Course. The annual dues for the Manzanita Men’s Club are due by March 1st. For 2014 the dues are $55 for the season. The money goes toward the Oregon Golf Association’s managing of the handicap program, annual breakfast meeting, and prizes for the annual tournament in September. The annual Men’s Club breakfast meeting will be held Tuesday, March 4, at the Big Wave restaurant. The meeting will outline the schedule for 2014 and a vote for President will take place at this time. A sign-up sheet for the breakfast is available at the clubhouse. The breakfast will begin at 8 a.m.

Lady Pirates vie for state playoffs

and will be followed by a regular Tuesday Men’s Club scramble event at the golf course. Please encourage your friends and any new players to join. Call the Manzanita Golf Course with any questions about the Men’s Club at (503) 368-5744.

Scholarships offered by Master Gardeners The Tillamook County Master Gardeners Association (TCMGA) is offering an academic scholarship for at least $1000 to students who are attending or are graduates of a Tillamook County high school or have a current Tillamook County residency of at least two years. High school seniors, college students, and non-traditional students seeking higher education are eligible. Preference will be given to students with majors in the life sciences. However, all interested students are encouraged to apply. Scholarship application forms have been sent to colleges, universities and local high schools, may be downloaded from the TCMGA web site at http:// tcmga-forms or picked up at the OSU Extension office Monday through Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. The deadline for submitting completed applications is April 7. Awards will be announced by the end of May. For further information, contact Laura Owens, TCMGA Scholarship chair, at (503) 355-2655 or the Tillamook County Extension Office, (503)8423433.

Master Gardeners sponsor Community Pruning Day

Finishing third in the NW League, the Neah-Kah-Nie High girls’ basketball team finds itself in the state playoff mix, something that hasn’t happened since the 2010-11 season, according to head coach Corey Douma. The Lady Pirates will play Portland Christian in Portland this Thursday, Feb. 20 for seeding in the tournament and play again on Saturday, Feb. 22 at Pacific University. Depending on how the team fares, more games will follow the week of Feb. 24. The third-place finish in league play is the highest regular season finish for the girls’ team in a number or years, said Douma. (Photo courtesy of Roger Ross Photography.)

The Tillamook County Master Gardeners are sponsoring their eighth one-day Community Pruning Day on March 8. The goal is to provide pruning assistance to those in Tillamook County who are unable to do so themselves due to physical limitations. There will be no charge for the help which will allow Master Gardeners to use some of the skills they have learned through the Oregon State University Master Gardener’s program to benefit the Tillamook County Community. Applications for the pruning assistance program are available at the

OSU Extensions Office, 2204 Fourth Street, Tillamook, or online at http:// mg/tcmga. Applications must be turned in to the extension office by Feb. 21. For more information call the Tillamook Extension Office at (503) 842-3433.

NKN kindergarten pre-registration coming in May The Neah-Kah-Nie School District will have kindergarten pre-registration on Wednesday, May 7, at Nehalem Elementary School from 9:15 to 11 a.m. and at Garibaldi Grade School from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Children must be five years old before Sept. 1, 2014. Parents are asked to bring immunization records and birth certificate. Please call Nehalem Elementary School at (503) 355-3650 or Garibaldi Grade School at (503) 322-0311 for more information.

Senior Projects Presentation Night set March 5 New this year, the Neah-Kah-Nie High senior class will have “show and tell” about their senior projects. For about 10 years now, as a requirement for graduation, seniors have had to perform a project that benefits someone in the community. And this year, the students were required to have the project somehow relate to their chosen career field. Senior projects this year include: breast cancer awareness and fundraising at the Relay for Life, ride-alongs with police officers, training at local fire depart-

Manzanita Public Safety Log Feb. 2 - 15 Feb. 2 - Issued a citation for violation of posted speed (42/25 mph) in Wheeler. Feb. 2 - Issued a citation for driving while suspended in Wheeler. Feb. 2 - Issued a citation for driving while suspended in Manzanita. Feb. 2 - Issued a citation for failure to obey a traffic control device in Manzanita. Feb. 2 - Issued a citation for driving uninsured in Manzanita. Feb. 2 - Issued a citation for failure to carry proof of insurance in Nehalem. Feb. 2 - Assisted Tillamook Ambulance and Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue with a medical call in Manzanita. Feb. 2 - Assisted TCSO with a welfare check in Neahkahnie. Feb. 4 - Assisted TCSO, Tillamook Ambulance and Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue with a MVA near Nehalem. Feb. 4 - Assisted Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue with a report of a fire near Nehalem. Feb. 4 - Assisted TCSO with an attempt to locate in Wheeler. Feb. 5 - Assisted TCSO, OSP, Tillamook Ambulance and Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue with a medical call in Wheeler. Feb. 5 - Assisted TCSO with multiple drugrelated arrests in Wheeler. Feb. 5 - Assisted TCSO with a disturbance in Wheeler. Feb. 6 - Assisted TCSO, Tillamook Ambulance and Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue with a MVA near Nehalem. Feb. 6 - Assisted a motorist with a vehicle in

Nehalem. Feb. 6 - Took a report of an abandoned vehicle in Manzanita. Feb. 6 - Assisted TCSO with a disabled vehicle in Nehalem. Feb. 7 - Responded to a report of a non-injury MVA in Manzanita. Feb. 7 - Assisted TCSO with a disturbance in Nehalem. Feb. 8 - Assisted TCSO with a warrant arrest in Nehalem. Feb. 8 - Responded to a report of a possible court violation in Manzanita. Feb. 8 - Took a report of an abandoned vehicle at OWSP. Feb. 8 - Assisted OSP with road debris on US Hwy 101. Feb. 9 - Assisted TCSO with a welfare check in Bayside Gardens. Feb. 9 - Assisted TCSO with an arrest in Bayside Gardens. Feb. 9 - Investigated a report of a suspicious circumstance in Manzanita. Feb. 10 - Assisted Tillamook Ambulance and Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue with a medical call in Manzanita. Feb. 11 - Responded to a report of a road hazard in Manzanita. Feb. 11 - Assisted TCSO with a road hazard near Nehalem. Feb. 11 - Investigated a report of a suspicious circumstance in Manzanita. Feb. 12 - Assisted TCSO with a report of a missing person in Bayside Gardens. Feb. 13 - Issued a citation for driving while suspended in Nehalem. Feb. 13 - Issued a citation for driving while

NBFR District Log Feb. 4 - 15 Feb. 4 - 15 - Responded to 14 medical calls during this period. Feb. 4 - Responded to motor vehicle accident at milepost 3 North Fork Rd., Nehalem. Feb. 4 - Responded to outside fire on Miami Foley Rd., Nehalem. Feb. 6 - Responded to motor vehicle accident on Hwy 101 & Glenn Ave., Brighton. Feb. 6 - Responded to motor vehicle accident on Hwy 101 & Nehalem Hill, Nehalem. Feb. 6 - Responded to motor vehicle accident on Hwy 101, Oswald West St. Park, Nehalem. Feb. 6 - Investigated road hazard north of

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ments, helping at the Alder Creek Farm pumpkin patch, working with the Dept. of Forestry to survey for endangered species, volunteering at the Whiskey Creek Fish Hatchery, conducting seminars to middle school students about the dangers of drugs and alcohol and presentations about safety and technology. On Wednesday, Mar. 5, students will have tabletop displays and presentations will be made by four students. The Senior Class of 2014 would like to invite the community to see all the positive contributions that their senior projects have provided to the community. Join the seniors at NKN High School’s upper gym from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, please contact Becky Smith at (503) 355-2272.

NKN to offer preschool classes again The Neah-Kah-Nie School District will offer two preschool classes for the 2014-15 school year. The preschool is located at the NKN District Office in Rockaway Beach. All children who live in the school district’s boundaries and who will be four years of age by Sept. 1, 2014 are eligible. Preschool classes will be held Monday through Friday; the AM session from 8:15 to 11:15, and the PM session from 11:15 to 2:15. Transportation will be provided to and from preschool to students living in the Nehalem Attendance Zone in the AM and to students living in the Garibaldi Attendance Zone in the PM. Contact Angie Douma for further information about the program and fees. The district is offering a sliding scale and payment plans to help families for whom the cost is a concern. No child will be turned away for lack of ability to pay. To pre-register contact Angie Douma at (503) 355-3508. Between June 10 and August 24, contact Carol Richmond at the Neah-KahNie School District Office at (503) 355-3502.

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Three drug-related arrests made in Wheeler Controlled Substance, manufacturing and delivery of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, recklessly endangering another person and frequenting a place where controlled substances are used. Kane A. Degerstedt was interviewed at the scene and subsequently Kane A. Degerstedt arrested and lodged at the Tillamook County Jail for unlawful possession of heroin, unlawful possession of methamphetamine and possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance. The investigation led TNT Detectives to speak with Michael J. Rothman,

who was arrested and lodged a the Tillamook County Jail for the manufacturing and delivery of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, recklessly endangering another person and tampering with evidence. More arrests are expected in Michael J. Rothman this case. The Tillamook Narcotics Team is made up of detectives from the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office and the Oregon State Police. Anyone who is aware of any type of illegal drug activity is encouraged to call the TNT tip line at (503) 815-3319.

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March and July,” Blackstone said. If no plovers show up by July 15, the restrictions will be lifted until the following March. If plovers do arrive by July 15, the restrictions get stiffer – no kite flying, no dogs – and will continue until Sept. 15. It will be mandatory for hikers and equestrians to keep to the wet sand, Blackstone said. The restrictions are meant to be voluntary, the commissioners were told. There will be signs erected and if plovers come to nest, the parks department will put up “symbolic fencing” (posts and rope) and rangers will patrol the area. “The focus will be very heavy on education and information, rather than tickets,” Blackstone said. The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department also will tend to the beach in the snowy plover management area, trying with bulldozers and herbicides to eliminate beach grass so as to make the dry-sand area wider. The existing narrow dry-sand area may be one reason why plovers aren’t interested in nesting at Nehalem Bay Spit, Blackstone suggested. OPRD won’t attempt to remove beach grass close to the Nehalem Bay jetty, she said, and will keep the maintenance road open so the Corps of Engineers can work on the jetty. If nests are discovered, poisoned eggs will be distributed to kill crows and ravens, which eat plover eggs. The poison works only on birds, Blackstone added. “If your dog eats it, he’ll be fine.” However, the three county commissioners were worried by the restricted access to the beach. “I’m anticipating I’m going to get calls from constituents,” County Commissioner Mark Labhart said. Oregon’s famous “beach bill” gives the public “free and uninterrupted use” of the beach, he noted. “How do I respond?” Morgan replied that the

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is required to have 49 miles of beach reserved for snowy plover nesting, although currently there’s only 36 miles. “We felt we had some liability,” Allen said. “We were afraid Fish and Wildlife was going to take the whole coast.” The fine for a “taking” of the federally protected bird “is more than our yearly budget,” he noted. “I hope this is the minimum damage [you] do,” County Commissioner Bill Baertlein told the trio. “If there’s less we can do, [my constituents] will want to do less. You’re restricting family access.” If no snowy plovers show up for five years, OPRD will consult with U.S. Fish and Wildlife about lifting the restrictions altogether – which could take another five years. On the plus side, “I don’t think we’ll ever see a lot of expansion of the habitat area,” Morgan said. And there are 230 more miles of Oregon beach that aren’t restricted, he pointed out.

From page 1 Nehalem Bay State Park in hopes the snowy plovers will nest there. The restricted area of the park will amount to about 14 acres, including 3 miles of coastline, Oregon Park and Recreation Department officials told the Tillamook County Commissioners at a recent meeting. The OPRD’s John Allen, Jim Morgan and Vanessa Blackstone said the restrictions are part of a habitat conservation plan agreed to in 2010 among State Parks, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Native American tribes. There are no snowy plovers on the Nehalem Bay spit to speak of. Yet, there is a substantial nesting population of more than 270 of the birds on the south Oregon coast, where OPRD has had a snowy plover management area for several years, plus some further north in Washington state. The last snowy plover seen at Nehalem Bay Spit was in 1984. “The theory is, if we build it, they will come,” Blackstone told the county commissioners. All of the restricted area will be south of the park’s campground and the horse concession. In that area, from March 15 through July 15, hikers and horseback riders will be asked to keep to the wet sand – below the tide line, in other words – and dogs will need to be on a leash. (As a trade-off, dogs won’t have to be leashed elsewhere in the park, just “under control.”) Vehicular access also will be prohibited – not just motorized vehicles, but bicycles, too. “If birds come to nest, we’ll see them between

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From Russia with love, and soup

“Rodnoi otets nadoyest, of the woods. In fact, I think a shchi—nikogda! One may the only thing close I have become fed up with one’s had was the very interesting own father, but never with and delicious food at the shchi!” – Traditional RusBosnian restaurant “Drina sian saying Daisy” in Astoria. (A must I don’t know if you have try if you haven’t eaten been watching the Winter there yet.) My curiosity Olympics but the aroused, I dove hubby and I sure down the rabbit have. Watching hole of Russian them has been cuisine. a tradition long Russia is the upheld in my largest country in family. Not only the world and its am I constantly cuisine reflects its astonished by diverse and vast the talent and cultural span, but tenacity of all the there are defiathletes but also nitely some foods fascinated by the that they all seem country that hosts to love and eat ofThe it. This year the ten. The Russian host country RusGolightly menu, not surprissia, is particularly is made up Gourmet ingly, interesting. of hearty simple I grew up in foods that sticks Dana Zia the “Cold War” to your ribs and era and Russia keeps you warm. has always been Foods like stewed this mysterious and dangerand smoked meats, potatoes, ous country steeped in tradi- cabbage, mushrooms, ontion and pride. Everything ions, fish, honey and whole about the place is dramatic grain breads to name a few. and edgy; their weather, Russians also really love politics, history, music and pickled foods. even their alphabet seems a In a land of harsh winbit menacing somehow. As I ters, it’s no surprise that ponder all these things, the soul-warming soups are a inevitable question comes mainstay. They have over up for me, what do these seven different categories people eat? of soups but the oldest and If you think about it, most venerable is the Shchi, there is not a lot of Russian (pronounced “sch-ee”) a food to be had in our neck cabbage based peasant soup.

This soup is recorded in the written word as far back as the 9th century when cabbage was introduced to Eastern Europe. Shchi is considered the national Russian dish and it is generously woven in their history. Generally speaking, shchi is a cabbage soup with meat broth base. The peasants had to stretch every morsel of meat they had and this soup was the way to do it. There are many recipes for it as there are soup pots in Russia, but the two common variations use either raw or sauerkraut. Undoubtedly, the most recognizable shchi to Westerners is borscht, a hearty, colorful, beet soup. It actually came from the Ukraine but was quickly adopted throughout all of Russia and Eastern Europe. The base of borscht is either beef or pork broth then it is filled with beets and other hearty root veggies that can last through the long white winters of Russia. After a lot of research, I liked this recipe the best. The traditional recipes do not call for the beet greens but I could not help myself, I had to put them in. You know how I feel about those nutritious greens. Enjoy this earthy soup with a fat dollop of another Russian fav, sour cream. Naslazhdat’sya! (Enjoy!)

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I made my pork stock from a juicy ham bone left over from Christmas. I do not peel my beets or potatoes and they are wonderful that way (and saves time). Serves a Russian army or eight people.

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Salt and pepper to taste Beet greens from beets, chopped into bite size chunks Sour cream to serve with it (Try cultured sour cream) Make your stock the night before by plopping a ham or beef bone with meat on it in a gallon of water and simmering for hours. Chill in the fridge overnight and the next morning skim the fat off the broth, bring to slightly warm on the stove and then pick the meat off the bones. (By bringing the broth up to warm it saves your hands.) Put the meat back in the soup and discard the bones. (You can skip this step and use store bought beef broth with water and add some chopped beef of some sort and simmer till tender, but I’m warning you, it won’t be as good.) Bring the broth up to a simmer on medium heat then add the potatoes,

beets, canned tomatoes and tomato paste. While that is simmering, heat up the oil in a large skillet over med-high heat, then sauté the onions and carrots until fragrant (about 4-5 minutes). Add the cabbage and sauté till the leaves begin to wilt then add the bell pepper, cooking for another minute or so. Turn off the stove and let that sit until the beets are tender in the soup stock, then add the veggies to that and simmer for another 5-10 minutes. Time to season this jewel bright soup with the lemon juice, honey, dill and salt and pepper till it tastes just right. Add the beet greens and cook about another 5-10 minutes till they are wilted then serve in big bowls with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of dill alongside a crusty rye bread and salad. Priyatnogo appetite!

Art for the Heart Local artists exhibit works at NCRD art gallery Feb. 2-27, 36155 9th Street, Nehalem in honor of American Heart Month and to raise awareness about heart health in our communities. Join us for a community celebration of the heart and artist reception Sunday, Feb. 23 from 2-4 p.m. Enjoy live music, refreshments, artworks for sale and information on heart health.

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Home is where your heart care is. Cardiac patients don’t have to cross the coast range for great care. Tillamook Regional Medical Center offers cardiac services in Tillamook, Manzanita and Pacific City with Dr. Mark Hart and Dr. Ronald Chelsky of Northwest Regional Heart & Vascular. Learn more at To schedule an appointment with the cardiologist please call 503.815.2292, 503.368.2292 or 503.965.2292.

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