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what I’ve been doing for people of the county...I 34395 Hwy 101 S, CLOVERDALE, OREGON 97112 look forward to it for that 34395 Hwy 101 S, CLOVERDALE, OREGON 97112 reason,” he told the Sun. n an unincorporated area Challenger and Palike Pacific City where most 34395 Hwy 101 S, CLOVERDALE, ORE. cific City resident David decisions are made at the Yamamoto also has a county level, perhaps there’s WINTER HOURS SAT 12-6 OR BY APPOINTMENT long record of communo greater decision than who nity service. His credits will represent this area. And since moving to the area that means the upcoming May in 2008 include viceelection between incumbent chair of the Tillamook Tillamook County CommisCounty Futures Council, sioner Tim Josi and challenger General Contractor past-chair of the PaDavid Yamamoto has it’s share Courtesy photo Courtesy photo All Phases of Excavation cific City-Woods Citizen of importance built in. TILLAMOOK COUNTY COMMISSIONER Tim Josi and his Complete Site Development Advisory Committee, To give the community a challenger in the May election, David Yamamoto, will atmember of the Pacific Site Prep • Underground Utilities chance to interact with the cantend the Pacific City-Nestucca Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Septic Systems • Road Building City-Woods CAC Land didates, the Pacific City-Nestuc- Spring Candidates’ Forum on Tuesday, April 1. After commuLand Clearing • Crushed Rock • Rock Walls Use Subcommittee, and a ca Valley Chamber of Commerce nity reports are presented at the monthly meeting, the candiCustom Home Building citizen at large with both is hosting their Spring Candidates will each give their opening remarks and then welcome Your Source for Quality Construction the NW Area Commisdates’ Forum on April 1 during questions from the audience. Non-chamber members are also at Fair Pricing sion on Transportation their monthly meeting at Peliencouraged to attend the forum. 25+ Years of Experience! and the Territorial Sea can Pub & Brewery. Following a Licensed • Bonded • Insured State Legislature, which he left due to a Plan Advisory Commitround of community updates at mandated term limit. tee. He also served as a member of the the noon meeting, the candidates will He is now in his ninth year as a TSPAC Viewshed Subcommittee, TSPAC CCB No. 157990 begin with opening remarks from each member of Oregon’s Land Conservation Energy Subcommittee, Tillamook candidate, followed by a question and County Economic Development Counanswer session from attending commu- Development Commission. Last summer, he was elected by county comcil Small Business Advisory Committee, nity members. missioners from the 15 western states Tillamook County Transient Lodging Moderator Doug Olson has asked to represent them as a member of the Tax Committee, Tillamook County/Orthe candidates to frame their opening national Association of Counties Execu- egon State University “Envision” Coastal remarks around three questions: What tive Committee. For the past 13 years, Erosion Committee, Oregon Chapter are the three most important issues Josi has served as chair of the Council The Alzheimer’s Association “Star facing Tillamook County and what is 34950 Brooten Road, Suite C of Forest Trust Land Counties. He is also Fundraiser,” and Tillamook County the role of Tillamook County in workP.O. Box 1085, Pacific City, OR 97135 a member of the Oregon Coastal Zone Emergency Warning Task Force. He also ing with those issues? How should 503-801-5221 • Fax 503-965-4525 Management Association, the National worked in an outreach capacity with the Tillamook County respond to differing Forest Counties and Schools Coalition Oregon Healthy Kids program and was viewpoints of its citizens? And what is Tim Hirsch Vicky Hirsch Executive Committee, and the Oregon an advocate for the Tillamook County your vision for Tillamook County in 20Editor & Publisher Advertising Manager and California County’s Board. Past exShort Term Rental regulations. 30 years? perience includes a stint as co-chair of “I’m looking forward to the forum,” Contributors: “This is an important decision for a Scott Gilbert, Pat Gefre, the Cape Falcon Marine Reserve Team. said Yamamoto. “I think a clear distinclot of people,” Olson told the Sun. “The Dee Moore, Sally Rissel He said that amongst Tillamook tion will come out between Tim and I.” county makes a lot of decisions that The Pacific City Sun is distributed free from County’s biggest concerns are manageOlson stressed that everyone is affects every one of us personally and as Tillamook to Lincoln City, and mail subscriptions ment of state and federal forests. He welcome to the forum — Chamber are available for $48 for one year, $24 for 6 months. a business. It will be nice to know what says he’s also been working diligently in member or not. their viewpoint is and how they looking for a funding source to improve “(Commissioners) affect (the unproach making decisions.” bathroom facilities at Cape Kiwanda. incorporated areas) of Pacific City and Tim Josi has served as a Tillamook The Pacific City Sun welcomes reader input. Please send Letters to the Editor via e-mail: “I think that a forum like this is a South County,” he said. We don’t have a County commissioner since 1998, folgreat opportunity to really demonstrate city council so these guys are it.” lowing an eight-year run on the Oregon 34395 Hwy 101 S, CLOVERDALE, OREGON 97112


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CASCADE RAPTOR CENTER will present a free Birds of Prey presentation at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 29 at Kiawanda Community Center, 34600 Cape Kiwanda Dr. as part of NVCA’s “Spring is in the Air Affair.” Other event activities include a free kite-making opportunity and live music featuring blues artist T-Bones ($30 at the door).

WORK TO REPAIR the drainage and road surface of Elderberry Road and related roads began on March 19. Tillamook County is repairing this portion of the local access road in Pacific City Heights under a revised policy that allows the county to service local access roads under certain narrowly defined conditions, which commissioners passed on Feb. 5. A key point in the repair — and the revised ordinance — is the fact that Elderberry Lane is a documented emergency evacuation route, hence the county’s duty to make sure it’s in good repair. The Pacific City Heights Neighborhood Association has raised $12,000 to foot their share of the bill — agreed to be 25 percent. Tillamook County Public Works director Liane Welch told the Sun work, which includes road surface work on portions of Riverview Drive, Elderberry Lane, High Road and Topping Road at the Simmons intersection, is expected to take two weeks. At left, workers excavate a ditch on Elderberry Lane between High Road and Riverview Drive. Culvert works is also part of the scope of repair. Once completed, local residents will be responsible for maintaining the improvements.

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TILLAMOOK BAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE president Connie Green (at far left) thanked community members for their support at an Appreciation Breakfast on March 12 that celebrated TBCC’s recently earned accreditation status.

Thanks for Your Support TBCC president sends a message of appreciation to the community for college’s recent accreditation By TIM HIRSCH of the Sun


illamook Bay Community College’s seven-year journey towards accreditation, a journey that reached its end in late January, was feted on March 12 when TBCC president Connie Green thanked community members and key players during a tour of the college’s three campuses. The round of thanks started with a breakfast at TBCC’s South County Campus, which is located on the grounds of Nestucca Valley Jr.-Sr. High School. With the accreditation, Green pledged an even greater ear to what the area would like to see in their community college. “What happens when we (became) fully accredited is something changes,” she said. “What changes is that (we) no longer have to listen to another college. What changes is that you listen to the community 150 percent, not 100 percent. “The reason we’re doing the celebration really is to thank you because our hope is to give you back everything you’ve given us. Our hope is that by listening 150 percent, we’ll be able to do what we can to make our community event better.” As part of the celebration at the South County campus, Green pointed

to the work of the Nestucca Valley School District board, its superintendent Kathryn Hedrick and principal Randy Wharton, who helped to design TBCC’s Cloverdale building. “You can’t do this work unless you have a really strong partner,” she said. “Randy has been an amazing partner in making the everyday things work.” The college was previously accredited through a partnership with Portland Community College. But now, having received a letter of confirmation on Jan. 23 from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, they are on their own. In the letter, the NWCCU commended the college “for developing deep and meaningful connections with community partners through fostering a local culture that values the importance of education.” Future plans for TBCC include reaching out to universities in an effort to create more degree partnership options for students that begin at TBCC and touching bases with local businesses with the goal of offering training that’s better customized to the needs of local employers. The college is in the process of approving its first degree without PCC, which will be in Agriculture and Natural Resources. For more information about TBCC and its programs, visit us.

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that holds us together with specifically local information and features. Professional journalism is rare, speaking as someone who lived by its sword for 26 years in the state legislature. May you always find our community a home where you want to stay. Paul Hanneman Pacific City The Pacific City Sun welcomes reader input. Please send Letters to the Editor via e-mail: Submissions may be edited for length and grammar.

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Full-Speed Ahead! By VERNE MOBLEY Lions Club President Spring is here and Nestucca Valley Lions are still springing into action. Plans are full-speed ahead for the annual Easter egg hunt at the high school. Lion Teresa Smith is chairing the event and usual for her, things are almost ready and this time about month ahead of the April 19 event. Way to go Lion Teresa! The students up Slab Creek at Silver Creek now have a shelter to wait in while waiting for the school bus. Sherwin Jones moved the shelter from Hebo. Thanks Sherwin! This is one of eight shelters built and provided by the Lions. Something fun to do in spring in Cloverdale is to go to baseball and/or softball games at the high school. They are looking good. Lion John Love was at the game last night, as he almost always is. Lion John is a good baseball man and fan. The students at Nestucca Valley Elementary School were presented good citizen awards March 19 by the Lions Club. Principal Misty Wharton and her faculty present awards to many of the students for their good work. Go Wildcats!! Go Bobcats!! And — it’s great to be a Nestucca Valley Lion!!! Paid Advertisement


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Building permits halted in floodplain

County officials seek compliance with FEMA standards By SCOTT GILBERT for the Sun


illamook County has stopped issuing building permits in the Nestucca River floodplain in Pacific City and is planning a formal moratorium on such permits that could last a year or more, following decades of improper permitting uncovered by a Federal Emergency Management Agency audit in 2012. County officials, acting to avoid crippling consequences from the federal agency, are unhappily moving forward with the moratorium, which Pacific City realestate broker Barbara Bell Taylor called “another nail in the coffin of real estate here in South County.” The moratorium and associated issues will be discussed at a public meeting of the Pacific City-Woods Citizens Advisory Committee at 10:30 a.m. April 19 at Pacific Coast Bible Church, 33570 Brooten Road, next to the Pacific City Post Office. Attendees will include Bryan Pohl, the new director of the Tillamook County Department of Community Development; Christine Shirley, the National Flood Insurance Program coordinator for the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development; and Tillamook County Commissioners Bill Baertlein and Tim Josi. A letter sent by Pohl to the state on March 14 started a 45-day period before the county commissioners can formalize the moratorium in a public hearing, likely to be held around the end of April. Building permits, required for the construction or alteration of homes and other property features, will not be issued during the moratorium in the Nestucca floodplain from the river’s confluence with the bay to just upstream of Sanders Creek. In the northern portion of Tillamook County, building permits will not be issued along the lower reaches of the Nehalem River and its North Fork. Pohl is taking bids from three engineering consulting firms for a one- to three-month study of the rivers’ floodways to create new flood maps. The maps would then be submitted to FEMA, starting what can be a 300day period before final approval. There is some hope that the approval time frame could be shortened by a few months, but there is a risk that it could take longer. “We can hurry up and do our part rather quickly,” Josi told the Sun, “but FEMA takes their time.” The deficiencies uncovered by FEMA’s 2012 “Community Assistance Visit” have already caused the county to be dropped from the agency’s Community Rating System. As a result, property owners recently lost the benefit of a 20 percent discount in flood-insurance premiums. Now local officials are acting to keep the county from being put on probation by FEMA, which administers the crucial National Flood Insurance Program. Probation would result in a massive spike countywide in premiums for flood insurance. Flood insurance, typically required by mortgage lenders for areas susceptible to flooding, is only available in communities that participate in the NFIP, Pohl wrote in a letter for distribution to residents. Participation in the NFIP also makes communities eligible for flood disaster assistance. Four requested building permits for properties in the Nestucca floodplain have not been issued. Three of them would involve changes in the floodway (the area likely to flood every year) and one in the flood fringe (the area calculated to have a 1 percent chance of flooding in any given year). A key deficiency highlighted by FEMA, Pohl said, is that for many years the county failed to perform “no-rise analyses” that are required for any development in a floodway. A no-rise analysis indicates whether changes in a floodway would cause an upstream increase in the base flood elevation, or BFE. “The base flood elevation is the height of a flood in a 100-year storm,” a storm that has a 1 percent chance of occurring in any year, Pohl explained in a March 12 phone interview. Because of the lack of analyses, FEMA found that there’s no way to know the actual BFE without the new engineering study. “Apparently what happened was, there was nobody in the department who knew that there were separate floodway maps from flood fringe maps,” Pohl told the commissioners March 12 when explaining problems from years past. “And what I understand is that things that were in the floodway were permitted as though they Page 6 • Pacific City SUN • March 21, 2014

were in the flood fringe.” The floodway study that will soon be performed is part of the Corrective Action Plan submitted by the county in its attempt to get back in FEMA’s good graces. The county must also re-create missing elevation certificates (which show how high a structure is above the BFE); train staff; and make changes in administration and the flood-hazard ordinance. The county will also take enforcement actions on unpermitted work that FEMA turned up. Pohl said FEMA has left building-permit issuance to the county’s discretion, but with all the unknowns and with the stakes so high for both financial and safety reasons, he would want FEMA to give its written OK to any such plans in the affected areas. “Any mistake will have countywide implications,” he told the Sun. FEMA is not requiring a floodway analysis in the central portion of the county, which had less development over the years than the northern and southern areas. “I think we’re talking issues of severity here,” Pohl said at the March 19 commissioners’ workshop. Pohl said in an interview before the workshop that it would be possible for a property owner to provide a floodway analysis that would clear the way for a permit, but the cost would be prohibitive. “This caught us as much by surprise as the public,” Commissioner Mark Labhart said of FEMA’s actions in an interview before the March 19 meeting. “We didn’t realize the extent of what they were asking us to do and we didn’t realize the impacts that this could have on property owners.” The risks of issuing permits now are that owners and the county could face liability, including the possibilities of not getting flood insurance or having to move buildings, he said. “This is the last thing we wanted to do,” Baertlein said after the meeting. Too many county assets are at risk if officials don’t comply with FEMA, he said, adding that his experience with such government actions is that “nothing goes fast.” “If we keep issuing permits,” he said, “it’s like kicking a hornets’ nest.” Pacific City resident Dave Yamamoto, who is running against Josi in the May election, said the situation has “great potential to affect” Pacific City’s downtown, with issues for people wanting to build and for realestate brokers. “Any buyer will want to know with some certainty what flood rates will be,” he said. “This could throw real estate in downtown into a tizzy.” County Counsel Bill Sargent, in a March 18 interview, was reluctant to speculate whether the county could face liability from people who have commenced development projects and are now affected by the moratorium, but said: “If we permit people from here on to build, we could have a problem for allowing them to build.” Lake Oswego attorney Andrew Stamp is representing developer Mike Hanks, whose company bought two Resort Drive lots just east of the Ferry Street bridge with plans to build homes. Permits have not been issued, he wrote in an email to Pohl, while his client is paying between $3,000 and $4,000 a month in interest on construction loans. Stamp referred to the FEMA requirements as “kind of silly” in a March 19 interview, given the floodplain’s width. “There’s nothing to report on actions we’re going to take, if any,” he said. Taylor, principal broker at Kiwanda Coastal Properties and past president of the Tillamook Board of Realtors, said the action spurred by FEMA is “draconian.” The moratorium “just absolutely tears apart anything on the river,” she said in a March 18 interview. Buyers always look at older homes with the idea of remodeling, she said, and only “very limited” changes would be allowed. “Pacific City has not had exactly a banner year in real estate,” she said. “This has just given us another blow.” Josi, when asked whether the county was on the right track with the moratorium, said: “We really don’t have any other alternative.”


ommunity Arts Project, a non-profit organization serving Tillamook County and vicinity, recently received a grant in the amount of $4,500 from the Spirit Mountain Community Fund. The funds are in support of CAP’s Art Literacy Program, which is presented at Nestucca Valley Elementary School and Courtesy photo Garibaldi Grade School. CAP was established COMMUNITY ARTS PROJECT was recently awarded in 1988 and is currently $4,500 from the Spirit Mountain Community Fund. celebrating 25 years of comPictured (l-r) Reynold Leno, Tribal Council Chairmunity service. Its mission man, Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde; Kim is “to foster and enhance Cavatorta, Community Arts Project; and Kathleen self-esteem, self-expression, George, Spirit Mountain Community Fund Director. and self-discovery through with a low-stress opportunity to see exploration of the arts and the imaginaand respond to well-known artists and tive process of creating.” This is accomtheir work, as well as to experiment with plished through the presentation of the a variety of art techniques and media. Art Literacy Program, a summer chilIt provides quality art education to all dren’s art camp entitled “Slug Soup,” and students in each school during the school community-wide events and activities. day at no cost to the schools or families. The CAP Art Literacy Program ofCAP programs are supported by commufers a 90-minute in-depth art education nity donations, fundraising events, and lesson in each of the school classrooms grants. (K - 6) for seven months of the school The Spirit Mountain Community year. Each lesson is age-appropriate and Fund is a charitable foundation of The focuses on a famous artist or art moveConfederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. Its ment, including a lecture and discussion stated focus is to improve the quality of of the historical context of the artist or life in Northwest Oregon through comartists, their work, and related vocabulary. munity investments that provide lastIn addition, lessons offer an examination ing benefits consistent with the Tribe’s of samples of their artwork that focuses culture and values. on the aesthetic value of the art and For more information about Comtechniques used, and an art production munity Arts Project, visit www.communiactivity in the style of the subject artists., email info@communiThe program provides students at, or phone 503-392-4581. the school, in all their varying abilities,

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Arbor Day will be celebrated on the first week of April, an occasion that will herald the participation of more than 310 Tillamook County fourth-grade students who will roll up their sleeves and plant a tree. The kids will become members of Fourth Grade Foresters. The project’s goal is to help revitalize a remarkable idea — observation of Arbor Day in America’s schools. Fourth graders at East Elementary, fourth and fifth graders from Garibaldi Elementary, third- and fourth-grade students from Neskowin Valley School, fourth and fifth graders at Nestucca Valley Elementary school, and Tillamook Adventist School in Tillamook County will receive trees to take home and plant. “We are helping these students become stewards of their community by showing them that they can make a difference by simply planting and caring for a tree,” said Ray Monroe of the Tillamook County Soil and Water Conservation District. “This project is made possible because community business people

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chool colors may be orange and black, but the students and staff at Nestucca Valley Jr.-Sr. High have an affinity for green, too. The school has demonstrating a new dedication in doing their part to green up their environment, a process that starts in the classroom. For their renewed efforts, the school was awarded an Oregon Green School certificate on March 13. Oregon Green Schools is a non-profit program formed in 1997 and boasts nearly 200 participating schools. The “Green� level, which Nestucca was awarded, is their base level of accomplishment. OGS seeks to partner with schools in an effort to promote recycling, reduce waste, save energy and conserve water. They offer hands-on assistance, Photo by Tim Hirsch curriculum and funding reOREGON GREEN SCHOOLS awarded Nestucca Valley Jr.-Sr. High School a sources and, recognition. “green� certificate on March 13 for their effort to reduce waste and encourThe driving force behind age recycling in the school. Pictured from (l-r) are Will Dillon, who teaches the refocused recycling effort Environmental Science at the school, principal Randy Wharton, and senior goes to Nestucca’s burgeoning Shanna Cox, who handled much of the paperwork required to earn the OrEnvironmental Science class, egon Green School recognition. the school’s largest class at about 30 students. Instructor It’s all added up to an increased focus on recyWill Dillon directs select stucling. dents once a month to help in transferring collected “(The importance of recycling) slowly sinks in to recyclables to the Pacific City Transfer Station. them,� said Dillon about the response of students. “I To get awarded, the school had to come up with a tell them that if you learn to do this, you won’t have a plan and a series of goals in how they would promote garbage bill when you go out and have to foot the bill. a “green� attitude among students and staff. Amongst It’s saving the district money in the long run, but it’s Nestucca’s stated goals are to reduce waste by 25 peralso educating students (about recycling).� cent, inform students about the benefits of recycling, The green status didn’t come without a lot of increase recycling levels around the school and community, get kids more involved in recycling, reduce the administrative work. And to that end Dillon heaped praise on Nestucca senior Shanna Cox, who went usage of lights, reduce waste and more. above and beyond homework assignments in hanTo be eligible for the program, schools also have dling much of the paperwork required for the school to do a trash audit. In Nestucca’s case, an examination to earn the recognition. of 1,000 pounds of waste revealed 21 percent of which Dillon said the school has hopes of being rec— or more than 200 pounds — that could have been ognized by Oregon Green Schools at a higher level. recycled. Dillon hopes the school’s new program will To achieve, the Premier-level, the school must help shrink the amount of recyclable items in the garbage. another school get the “green� recognition. And to that Already, Nestucca’s garbage load is two-thirds of what end, Dillon has already reached out to Nestucca Valley it once was thanks to the plethora of recycling bins Elementary School where principal Misty Wharton is throughout the school. As an example, every classeager to follow the high school’s lead. room now has a paper recycling bin made up of green For more information about the Oregon Green bags bought via a grant and supporting stands made Schools program, visit by the school’s shop class.










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“HEART’S DESIRE: A CELEBRATION OF CHOCOLATE, WINE AND ART,” attracted approximately 150 revelers during the rescheduled event. The event was postponed from its original Feb. 8 date to March 15 due to wintry weather. Though event director Kim Cavatorta doesn’t have final numbers yet, she told the Sun that she expects the fundraiser for the Community Arts Project to net about $9,000 — good enough for half of the program’s expenses. Above, Oregon Rep. David Gomberg (D-Lincoln City) fills his plate full of goodies. At left, Past Forward jazzed up the evening.

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ABOVE, event director Kim Cavatorta visits with the many community members taking time to check out the one-of-a-kind art display. “We were very happy with the turnout,” she said. “We got lots of good feedback about the music, the food and how nice the art exhibit was.” Though she has not yet nailed down a venue, Cavatorta plans to exhibit unsold art in the area. Watch for details in a future issue of the Sun.


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Meet the Challenger YOUR CHANCE to meet Tillamook County Commissioner hopeful David Yamamoto and enjoy some tasty barbecue, too — should you so choose — will be Friday, April 4 when the candidate will be available for informal, one-on-one visits from 6-8 p.m. in the upstairs dining room at Ribcage Smokery, 6425 Pacific Ave., Pacific City. Though this is Yamamoto’s first political campaign, he’s no stranger to public service having served on a myriad of boards including — but not limited to — the Pacific City-Woods Photo by Tim Hirsch Citizen Advisory Land Use Subcommittee, Territorial Sea Plan Advisory Committee, Tillamook County Futures Council, and the Northwest Area Commission on Transportation. He was also heralded as the 2013 Pacific City-Nestucca Valley Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year. “One of my basic philosophies is Tillamook County has been confronted with many issues which don’t seem to go away,” he told the Sun. “My contention is that a fresh pair of eyes — someone who has volunteered in the county for quite a few years — might have that ability to bring some change to Tillamook County.” For more information about Yamamoto, his credentials and his vision, visit

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The Pacific City Dorymens Association is requesting that the U. S. Coast Guard re-instate the whistle on the buoy at Cape Kiwanda — but in a new location farther from shore and where Haystack Rock will tend to buffer the sound. “The new location is similar to pre-1992 when we did have a whistle buoy and when the sound didn’t disturb onshore residents,” said Association co-chairs Craig Wenrick and Paul Hanneman. “The current bell installation is not an adequate aid to navigation,” they said. “The sound is weak and custom-

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CAPE KIWANDA will be one of 24 spots between Cape Disappointment and Crescent City, Calif. that will host cetacean seekers during Oregon State Parks Spring Whale Watch Week, March 22-29. At each of the 24 sites up and down the Oregon Coast, volunteers will be on hand from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. to point the ways to the wandering whales. Each spring, 18,000 migrating gray whales make their way to Alaska’s Bering Sea. Whale watchers access the Pacific City overlook by traversing the dune and making their way towards the headland that looks over the waters of the Pacific Ocean. Last spring, 693 visitors spotted 40 whales during the annual spring break Whale Watching Week. A total of 15,504 visitors caught sight of 3,253 breeching and spouting whales up and down the coast during the spring 2013 event. Though the whales are more spread out during spring migration, they are usually closer to shore and most are between one-half and three miles from the coastline. Good spotting technique starts with scanning with your eyes. It’s then that a set of binoculars come in handy. For more information, visit

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Polishing Up the Coastline Thousands of Oregonians will mobilize across the state on Saturday, March 22 to scour more than 100 miles of beaches, cleaning up debris washed in from winter storms. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., SOLVE welcomes volunteers of all ages to join together in clearing the entire Oregon Coast of trash, an effort they say benefits people and wildlife alike. Amongst the more than 40 sites up and down the coast are four sites in South Tillamook County: Wi-Ne-Ma Wayside Cleanup, 43405 Hwy 101, Neskowin; Neskowin Trading Company, 48880 Hwy 101 S. Neskowin; Pelican Pub & Brewery Cleanup, 33180 Cape Kiwanda Dr., Pacific City; and Sand Lake Cleanup, located at the Sand Lake OHV Riding Area. Marine debris on Oregon’s coast is an issue that affects wildlife, the environment and our economy. But SOLVE says everyone has a role they can play in helping. “Last year, over 4,000 volunteers removed nearly 28 tons of debris. That’s equivalent to about five orca whales,” said Joy Irby, program coordinator of SOLVE. Discarded items, like cigarette butts and tiny bits of plastic flow into our rivers and streams to the Pacific Ocean where they can be toxic to marine life. “By helping to remove litter, you are taking an active role in minimizing

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he Nestucca Valley Community Alliance will be presenting “Spring Is In The Air Affair,” a family-friendly, all-day fund raising event featuring kites, birds and music at the Kiawanda Community Center, 34600 Cape Kiwanda Drive, on Saturday March 29. Proceeds will benefit the upcoming Pacific City community park and the NVCA’s scientific educational outreach mission to local grade, high school and other higher educational venues. The morning program will start at 10 a.m. with a complimentary kite building seminar for kids of all ages. Kite kits will be provided free. State Rep. David Gomberg, owner of “Wind Kites & Toys,” will discuss the art of kite flying and assist budding aeronauts with their flying skills. Reflecting the NVCA’s scientific educational mission, the Cascade Raptor Center will present their “Birds Photo by Tim Hirsch of Prey” presentation at 2 p.m. A 2013 RAPTORS, kites, and live blues music will round out the Nestucca Valfeatured presenter at the “Pacific City ley Community Alliance’s “Spring is in the Air Affair,” Saturday, March Birding & Blues Festival,” CRC boasts 29 at the Kiawanda Community Center, 34600 Cape Kiwanda Dr., in 30 species and more than 60 birds on Pacific City. The day includes a kite-building seminar at 10 a.m., live display at their Eugene, Ore. facility. Birds of Prey presentation at 2 p.m., and a dance with blues artists TThe center houses several species of Bones (below) at 6 p.m. owls, hawks, corvids, falcons, eagles, kites, vultures and osprey. As a rehabilitation center and wildlife hospital, rescued birds are taken to CRC to receive treatment and be rehabilitated back into the wild if possible. Most of the birds come to the center having been in a situation where they encountered humans or something man-made. Car collisions, power lines, fences, construction and pesticides are just a few of the common causes of injuries to these raptors. The center is a permanent Courtesy photo home to more than 60 birds that are beverages will also be available. Kids are admitted free. non-releasable. The mission of the Cascade Raptor The mission of the Nestucca Valley Community Center is to foster the connection between people and Alliance is to bring educational opportunities and birds of prey through rehabilitation and public educarecreational venues to the community. Through intertion. The center takes in between 150 and 250 injured, action and involvement with government, municipal sick or orphaned birds each year. Relying heavily on agencies, foundations and individual contributors, volunteers, CRC has released thousands of birds back the Alliance will manage the development and use of into the wild. This “Birds of Prey” presentation is free resources to enrich the enjoyment of the area by the to the public. residents of South Tillamook County and all who visit. To top off the Spring Break festival, the NVCA will NVCA has been created to establish and support projfeature the blues and rock band “T-Bones” from ects and events that promote the traditional, cultural, 6-9 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $30 historic and educational values of South Tillamook for adults and include two complimentary glasses County. of wine or beer and artistic appetizers from Jessica For more information, contact Gloria Scullin, Kliever’s “Oar House Restaurant & Lounge.” Additional president of NVCA, at 503-965-7258.

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Smart Start and Getting Started With QuickBooks will be offered at TBCC Central in May, and TBCC North in June. Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All SBA funded programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Call the number above for assistance.

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REDUCE YOUR WASTE LINE! Recycling in South Tillamook County is convenient and simple! Here’s how: Separate your clean recycling at home into these categories: Corrugated Cardboard, Mixed Paper (bond paper, stationary, envelopes, craft & colored construction paper and shredded paper can be combined). Tinned Cans (rinsed & flattened) Scrap Metal, Plastics (rinsed) with screw tops only (no yogurt, margarine type containers, no plastic packaging) Glass: color separated, green, clear, brown

Pacific City Recycling Center and Transfer Station 38255 Brooten Road, Cloverdale, OR 97112 Hours: Fridays & Saturdays 9:00am to 4:00pm Guests visiting our area are VERY WELCOME to bring their recycling and household garbage! Appliances (no refrigerators or freezers) and E-Waste accepted for a small processing fee. Household garbage is accepted for a minimum fee. This location does not have a scale for weight calculation charges are based upon volume. For more information call (503)965-6898 Fridays & Saturdays Monday-Thursday call our office (503)392-3438 or visit our website 2010 Oregon’s Business Citizenship Award by SOLV

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SOUTH TILLAMOOK COUNTY LIBRARY CLUB BOOK AND BAKE SALE March 22, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 8 a.m. open for club members (can join at the door.) Baked goods, books, and plants for sale to benefit the STCLC. Quilt raffle. Call Joani at 503-965-3681. KARAOKE March 21 & 22, 9 p.m.-12 a.m. Oar House Bar & Grill, 34455 Brooten Rd., Pacific City. Call 503-965-6001. 2014 TILLAMOOK TOWN HALL MEETING March 22, 4 p.m. Tillamook County Library, 1716 Third St. Join U.S. Senator Ron Wyden at this town hall meeting. Bring your questions and concerns. Call 503-589-4555. OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY OPEN HOUSE March 22, 10 a.m.-noon. Tillamook District Office, 5005 Third St. Explanation of new High Value Conservation Areas. Visit www.oregon. gov/odf. SOLVE CLEANUP March 22, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Various areas throughout Tillamook County including Manzanita, Pacific City, Tillamook, and Neskowin. Visit for more information. MANZANITA FILM SERIES March 22, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Hoffman Center, 594 Laneda Ave., Manzanita. Showing of 1982 cult classic “Fitzcarraldo”. $5 admission. Refreshments available for purchase. Call 503-368-3846. ‘GILLIGAN’S ISLAND’ BEACH PARTY March 22, 5-9 p.m. Pelican Tap Room, 1708 First St., Tillamook. Celebrate release of new seasonal beer “The Governor.” Beach music, limbo contest, “Gilligan’s Island” 60’s era costume contest and karaoke contest, food and beer. Call 503-842-7007. CHILDREN’S READING SESSION March 22 & 29, 1-2 p.m. South Tillamook County Library, 6200 Camp St., Pacific City. For children ages 4 and up. Call 503-965-6163. MAGICIAN JOE BLACK March 24, 7 p.m. Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy. 101. Adult tickets $10 in advance, $12 at door. Children under 12 tickets $8 in advance, $9 at door. Call 541-994-9994. FOOD PRESERVATION & COOKING/BAKING DAY CAMP March 24-27, 1-4 p.m. OSU Extension Office, 2204 Fourth St., Tillamook. Grades 4 and up learn to can jelly, pickles, salsa, and make fruit leather. $30 per person plus 4-H enrollment fee for those not already in 4-H. Early registration encouraged. Register at extension office. Call 503-842-3433. FESTIVAL OF ILLUSIONS March 24-28, 9-11 a.m. daily. Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy. 101. Local magician, Danny Robertson, will teach tricks to children ages eight and up. $15 per day. Call 541-9949994. MAGICIAN STEVE HAMILTON March 25, 7 p.m. Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy. 101. Adult tickets $10 in advance, $12 at door. Children under 12 tickets $8 in advance, $9 at door. Call 541-994-9994.

SPRING WHALE WATCH WEEK March 22-29, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Various spots along the coast including Cape Kiwanda, Cape Lookout, and Cape Meares. Volunteers available to help visitors learn about and spot gray whales. Visit

CLAY CLASS: STACKED SCULPTURES FOR INDOORS & OUT March 25 - April 10, Tuesday a.m or Thursday p.m. The Clay Studio of Lincoln City, Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy. 101. Basic handbuilding and/or wheel-throwing techniques to build a stacked sculpture. $95 plus materials. Open to ages 16 and up. To register, e-mail or call Caroline at 575621-2634. CLOVERDALE COMMITTEE MEETING March 26, 6:30 p.m. The Lions Den, Cloverdale. Call 503-392-4340. MAGICIAN JEFF EVANS March 26, 7 p.m. Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy. 101. Advance adults tickets $6; children 12 and under $4. Call 541-994-9994.

NVCA ‘SPRING IS IN THE AIR AFFAIR’ March 29. Kiawanda Community Center, 34600 Cape Kiwanda Dr., Pacific City. 10 a.m.-noon - Kite Building; 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Birds of Prey Presentation by Cascade Raptor Center; . 6-9 p.m. - rock and blues trio the T-Bones ($30). Call 503-965-7295.

furnished, cleaning and cooking instructions, shellfish licenses available. $25 per person; children under 14 free with licensed parent. Call 503-322-3251. KARAOKE March 28 & 29, 9 p.m.-12 a.m. Oar House Bar & Grill, 34455 Brooten Rd., Pacific City. Call 503-965-6001. TILLAMOOK COUNTY WOMEN’S RESOURCE CENTER VOLUNTEER TRAINING March 29. Tillamook County Women’s Resource Center, 1902 Second St. Free training for those interested in volunteering. Call Emily Fanjoy at 503-842-8924 ext. 211 or pick up application at the center.

BINGO NIGHT Wednesdays, March 26 & April 2, 7-9:30 p.m. Kiawanda Community Center, 34600 Cape Kiwanda Dr., Pacific City. $1 cards, good for 12 games. For information, call 503-965-7900.

FLAMENCO GUITARIST: JOSE ANTONIO RODRIGUEZ March 29, 7:30 p.m. Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy. 101. Accompanied by guitarist Corey Whitehead. Advance tickets $18; at the door $22; under 12 years old $12. Call 541-9949994.

CHA CHA THE CLOWN’S FRENCH TOAST CIRCUS March 27, 7 p.m. Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy. 101. Advance adults tickets $6; children 12 and under $4. Call 541-994-9994.

GARIBALDI MUSEUM SPRING BREAK CELEBRATION March 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Garibaldi Museum, 112 Garibaldi Ave. Games, prizes and refreshments. Call 503-322-8411.

FREE COMPUTER USE CLASS March 28. South Tillamook County Library, 6200 Camp St., Pacific City. Sign up for a 45 minute one-on-one class designed for beginners. Call 503-965-6163.

4-H FAMILY BOWLING March 30, 3-6 p.m. Tillamook Bowling Lanes, 3705 Third St. $2 for shoe rentals. Call 503-8423433.

MARGARITA MOVIE NIGHT March 28, 6-8 p.m. Stimulus Espresso Cafe, 33105 Cape Kiwanda Dr., Pacific City. A familyfriendly movie night. Call 503-965-4661. LOREN’S POND PUBLIC FISHING EVENT March 28, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Loren’s Pond, near Trask River Hatchery. Pond will be stocked with rainbow trout. Fishing rods, bait, etc. provided free of charge to any licensed person who wants to fish. Call 503-842-2741 ext. 244. KATHRYN CLAIRE CONCERT AND CD RELEASE PARTY March 28, 7:30 p.m. Hoffman Center, 594 Laneda Ave, Manzanita. Celtic and Americana music. $12 admission. Call 503-368-3846. LIVE MUSIC: FOLK ARTIST TOM MAY March 28 & 29, 8-11 p.m. Sportsman’s PubN-Grub, 34975 Brooten Rd., Pacific City. Tom May will play folk music. No cover charge. Call 503-965-9991. ‘A LITTLE MURDER NEVER HURT ANYBODY’ March 28 & 29, 7 p.m. The Barn Community Playhouse, corner of 12th & Ivy, Tillamook. Tickets available at Diamond Art Jewelers, 309 Main St., Tillamook, 503-842-7940. Opening Night Gala Celebration March 28 includes a beverage. Visit SPRING BREAK CLAMMING CLINICS March 28-29. Harborview Inn & RV Park, 302 S. Seventh St., Garibaldi. Clamming equipment

GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA March 30, 2 p.m. Tillamook High School auditorium, 2605 12th St. The Glenn Miller Orchestra will play their unique jazz sound. Advance tickets available at TLC Federal Credit Union or Tillamook Chamber of Commerce. Call 503-8422078. COFFEE CONCERT March 30, 3 p.m. Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy. 101. $10 includes coffee and pastry. Call 541-994-9994. STRONG WOMEN PROGRAM ORIENTATION March 31, 10:30-11:30 a.m. OSU Extension Service, 2204 Fourth St., Tillamook. $30 for new participants; $20 returning participants. Contact Nancy Kershaw at 503-842-3433 or nancy. SPRING LABYRINTH WALK March 31, 4-7 p.m. Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy. 101. Admission by donation. Call 541-994-9994. PACIFIC CITY-NESTUCCA VALLEY CHAMBER MEETING & CANDIDATES FORUM April 1, noon-1:15 p.m. Pelican Pub & Brewery, 33180 Cape Kiwanda Dr., Pacific City. Tillamook County Commissioner candidates Dave Yamamoto and Tim Josi will make remarks with a Q&A following. Optional lunch $7. Call 502392-4340.

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MASTER GARDENERS TRAINING PROGRAM April 1, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tillamook Bay Community College conference room, 4301 Third St., Tillamook. Office and computer training, review open book exam, recognition, potluck. $30 for individual day. For information, call Patricia Penney at 503-842-3433. PCJWSA MEETING April 1, 5 p.m. PCJWSA meeting room, 34005 Cape Kiwanda Dr., Pacific City. Call 503-9658636. PRODUCING YOUR PRODUCT April 2, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Bay City Art Center, 5680 A St. First of three workshops to provide tools, resources, information, and inspiration to local artists interested in making a profit off their work. $10 per class or $25 for all 3 workshops for BCAC members. Call 503-377-9620. MEET THE CANDIDATE: DAVID YAMAMOTO April 4, 6-8 p.m. Upstairs room at Ribcage Smokery, 6425 Pacific Ave., Pacific City. Candidate for Tillamook County Commissioner David Yamamoto will speak and answer questions from the audience. Visit SMART START YOUR BUSINESS April 4, 9 a.m.-noon. Tillamook Bay Community College South, Room 3, 34660 Parkway Dr., Cloverdale. Free 3-hour workshop learning about business plans, basic record keeping, etc. Pre-register by March 28. Call Carla at 503-8428222 ext. 1420 or e-mail lyman@tillamookbay. cc. ‘A LITTLE MURDER NEVER HURT ANYBODY’ April 4 & 5, 7 p.m. and April 6, 2 p.m. The Barn Community Playhouse, corner of 12th & Ivy, Tillamook. Tickets available at Diamond Art Jewelers, 309 Main St., Tillamook, 503-842-7940. Visit SATURDAY FLEA MARKET April 5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Kiawanda Community Center, 34600 Cape Kiwanda Dr., Pacific City. Tables $10 each. Call Gary at 503-965-7900. ALL ABOUT ANIMALS FIELD DAY April 5, 9 a.m.-noon. Tillamook County Fairgrounds, 4603 Third St. Emphasize on showmanship and getting ready for the fair. Information available on all animal species. Call 503-842-3433. HOME AND GARDEN SHOW April 5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and April 6, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tillamook County Fairgrounds, 4603 E. Third St. Free entry and parking. Call 503-8427535. AARP DRIVERS SAFETY CLASS April 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nestucca Valley Jr./Sr. High School, 34660 Parkway Dr., Cloverdale. $15 for AARP members; $20 for non-members. Pre-registration required. Call 503-842-8222 or 888-306-8222 to register.


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om May’s 40-plus years His performing of experience as a singer/ venues have ranged from songwriter/performer prestigious concert halls of folk music will be on display and small town auditowhen the well-regarded folk artist riums to humble coftakes to the stage at Sportsman’s feehouses and pubs. His Pub-N-Grub, March 28 and 29 for many festival appearanchis annual “Spring Break” show. es include the Kerrville Free to all-comers, the event Folk Festival (Texas); The is the perfect opportunity for Napa Valley Folk Festival; newcomers to “come rub elbows Sisters Folk Festival (Orwith the locals” at what regulars egon);  The Juan De Fuca affectionately call the “Sporty.” Festival  (Port Angeles, The All Music Guide has this Washington)  and dozens to say about the performer: “Tom more. May himself is the epitome of a He is author of a book balladeer, singing his own songs released internationally and those of others with warmth, in 2007, for Routledge humor, and accessibility.” Publishers of New York, A legend in folk music called “Promoting Your circles, May has touched hunMusic: The Loving of the Courtesy photo dreds of thousands of lives with Game.” The book features FOLK ARTIST Tom May will play two free his songs, whether through his anecdotes and advice shows at the Sportsman’s Pub-N-Grub, March concerts across the U.S. and from his life in music, as 28 and 29. Music starts at 8 p.m. overseas, his ongoing weekly well as interviews with national radio broadcast “River Gordon Lightfoot, Eliza City Folk,” or through his work on events that benefit Gilkyson, Harry Manx, and representatives of other entire communities and states — such as “Winterfolk,” aspects of this multi-faceted enterprise.  Portland’s largest annual folk music event, which May May performs at the Sportsman’s Pub a couple of founded and directs; and a benefit for “Sister’s of the times a year and appreciates the relaxed and friendly Road Café,” which provides thousands of low-cost and atmosphere of both the Oregon Coast and pub. Proprino-cost meals each week. etor Rob Royster is a longtime friend of May’s, and he May has opened concerts and shared stages with says he always looks forward to his semi-annual visits. Gordon Lightfoot, Willie Nelson, Alabama, and many For more information on the upcoming concerts, others. May still performs between 150-200 shows evcall 503-965-9991. The Sportsman’s Pub-N-Grub is ery year. He has produced 12 albums on various labels. located at 34975 Brooten Rd. in Pacific City.

March 28th, 29th, April 4th, 5th, 11th & 12th - 7:00 pm March 30th & April 6th - 2:00 pm Doors open 30 mins prior to curtain The Barn Community Playhouse 12th & Ivy, Tillamook; Tickets now on sale at: Diamond Art Jewelers: 503-842-7940 • 309 Main St, Tillamook Opening Night Gala Celebration, March 28th Ticket purchase includes one beverage

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Awed by the Abstract ARTISTS SARA LARSON AND ACACIA HAGENSON will showcase their abstract landscapes and demonstrate painting technique, too, during an art show at Oarhouse Bar & Grill, Saturday, March 29, 4-8 p.m. The duo, both of whom studied at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota, reunited in Oregon in 2010. Together, they perfected an artistic recipe based on trust and understanding, two elements they have cultivated as they have built an artistic relationship that Courtesy photo enables them to “work on the same surface simultaneously, constantly pulling from and appreciating the marks the other one has left behind.” With Hagenson’s love for line and intense color and Larson’s knack for subtle, yet powerful abstract shape, the duo has combined to create a collection of work best described as “abstract landscapes with simple figures fading in and out of color blocks and complimented with mechanical anatomy.” For more information on the show, visit Oarhouse Bar & Grill at 34455 Brooten Road, Pacific City or call 503-965-6001.

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here are many combinations that work and work well. But few tickle the taste buds the way barbecue and a sip of syrah can. And that’s the driving force behind Sean and Chenin Carlton’s Ribcage Smokery. Sean says that the opening of the Ribcage in 2012 was the culmination of what the couple had long believed — the “meatiness” of syrah is the perfect combination for barbecue. Hence the marriage of Twist Wine Co., which the couple has operated since 2008 and the Ribcage, which features Sean’s own dry rub concoctions. Though he says it’s true that a lot of restaurants showcase food and wine together, the Ribcage ups the ante. “The way I do barbecue is what I call ‘savor the flavor,’” says Sean. “There’s a special dry rub that I’ve created that’s designed to enhance the flavor of the meat but not overpower it, and then I created my own barbecue sauce to compliment the flavors in the meat so that all three of those things will compliment each other without any one thing being too dominant.” But the complete meal experience doesn’t stop there, not when they have Twist’s own syrah to add to the mix. “All three of those things were done in conjunction with the way that we like to make syrah,” says Sean. “Really, you’re talking about sort of a multilayered approach where everything is done by itself but everything was created all at the same time to be complimentary flavors.” The flavors Sean has created in this match made in heaven harken back to his days on the farm when he had access to beef, pork and lamb. “While I was learning to smoke I crated my own dry rub, created my own barbecue sauce and created my own style of smoking, (and identified) which wood (I) use to compliment all the flavors in the syrah as well as all of the flavors together. It’s kind of this overall (taste) package.” As a new twist — pun not intended — the Carltons have also begun offering $10 platters on their menu, which include baked beans, corn bread

Photo by Tim Hirsch

PLATTERS APLENTY AND PIZZA, TOO! The Ribcage Smokery offers a collection of tasty barbecue including brisket, prime rib, baby back ribs and tri-tip steak. Rueben sandwiches are also a favorite. Operated by Sean (pictured above) and Chenin Carlton in tandem with Twist Wine Co., food is available at neighboring Twist from Thursday through Sunday while dining is open in the Ribcage on Friday and Saturday. The dynamic duo of syrah and barbecue is the pair of establishments’ hallmark. For more information, call 503-483-1RIB. and cole slaw. Previously all food was served ala carte. They have also added pizzas that boast of meat from their smoker, as well as making two of their most popular choices — briskets and Rueben sandwiches — available all four days they are open. Other favorites include prime rib, baby back ribs and tri-tip steak. Though diners can always order the Ribcage’s menu at Twist, Thursday through Sunday, the Ribcage itself is seating diners on Friday and Saturday as well. Hours are Thursday and Sunday, noon-7 p.m., and Friday and Saturday noon-9 p.m. for both the Ribcage and Twist Wine Co. Twist is also open on Wednesday, 3-7 p.m. and will

be open all week during spring break, March 23-29. The Ribcage is also in the planning stages for bottling a special Ribcage barbecue kit, which will include their special glazing sauce, their barbecue sauce, their dry rub and a printed instruction booklet. Expected to be available at the restaurant in two months, Sean says the kit is designed to make it possible for people to replicate that unique Ribcage taste at home on their own smokers. Ribcage Smokery, Twist Wine Co. and the Carlton’s gift store, Reversal Apparel are all located at 6425 Pacific Ave, Pacific City. For more information on the Ribcage, call 503-483-1RIB.

DINING GUIDE CAFE ON HAWK CREEK, 4505 SALEM AVENUE, NESKOWIN. 503-392-4400. Specializing in wood-fired brick oven pizzas, this landmark establishment is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and offers a brunch on Sundays. Egg dishes, sandwiches, salads, seafood, pasta dishes, and more. NW wine list and beers on tap. Outdoor seating on deck weather permitting. CLOVERDALE’S GARDEN CAFÉ, 34445 HWY 101 S, CLOVERDALE. 503-392-9001. Breakfast and lunch served all day. Espresso bar, Quiche of the Day, Farmer’s Breakfast, hamburgers, sandwiches, soup, pastries, desserts, and much more. Enjoy eating on the covered patio. Open Sunday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Monday 7 a.m.-5 p.m.; and TuesdaySaturday 7 a.m.-7:30 p.m. DELICATE PALATE BISTRO, 35280 BROOTEN ROAD, PACIFIC CITY. 503-965-6464. The Bistro offers the freshest local products available set with a chic presentation highlighting regional cuisine. Our enumerated wine list spans the globe to bring you the finest wines available at reasonable prices, while the martini bar highlights classic cocktails intertwined with hip new blends fashioned from the best spirits available along with a great selection of local and international beers. Reserve your memory today. DORYLAND PIZZA, CAPE KIWANDA DRIVE, PACIFIC CITY. 503965-6299. Fun, family atmosphere with four televisions and a big screen plasma TV to enjoy sporting events or your favorite shows. Established from the remodeled Pacific City Boat Works building built in the 1960s, Doryland retained the nautical atmosphere with

its solid wood planked floors, brass accents and original charm. They added great pizza, sandwiches, salad bar, beer & wine, and video games. Open 11-8 Sunday-Thursday, 11-9 Friday & Saturday. PELICAN PUB & BREWERY, 33180 CAPE KIWANDA DRIVE, PACIFIC CITY. 503-965-7007. Ocean front brewery featuring award-winning Pelican brews, great food, and a family-friendly atmosphere. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner served daily. Open Sun–Thurs 8am-10pm and Fri–Sat 8am-11pm. RIBCAGE SMOKERY, 6425 PACIFIC AVE, PACIFIC CITY. 503483-1RIB. Specializing in smoked baby back ribs, tri tip, prime rib (available on Fridays), brisket (available on Saturdays) and pork shoulder. Sausages, corned beef, Chicago dog, pulled pork, reuben, authentic BBQ sides and much more available. Beer and wine also available. Watch our big screen TVs inside or enjoy your meal on our outdoor patio. Open Fri-Sun., noon-9 p.m. Food also served at Twist Thursdays and Sundays, noon-7 p.m. SPORTSMAN’S PUB-N-GRUB, 34975 BROOTEN ROAD, PACIFIC CITY. 503-965-9991. Dating back to 1947 the original Sportsman’s Tavern was the only local watering hole and meeting spot for locals and visitors alike. It was the place people called for weather, fishing and news of locals as it had the only pay phone at the time. Things haven’t changed much — today the Sportsman’s is still a favorite meeting spot for locals and visitors alike. Although now food is a great attraction with locally caught fish from Sea Q Fish featuring dory fresh lingcod and sea bass prepared at the Sportsman’s is

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being hailed as the best fish and chips anywhere. The fresh oysters from T&S oyster farm in Netarts have a huge local following and are delivered fresh every Friday. Come try some great grub at great prices and rub elbows with the locals. STIMULUS, 33105 CAPE KIWANDA DRIVE, PACIFIC CITY. 503965-4661. Beautiful Ocean view espresso café serving Five Rivers Coffee, organic teas, and locally made pastries. Stimulus offers a large selection of breakfast sandwiches, hot Panini sandwiches, and salads. Open every day of the year from 6 am till 8 pm. SUNRISE DELI, 31020 HIGHWAY 101 S., HEBO, LOCATED INSIDE NESTUCCA VALLEY SPORTING GOODS. 503-392-4269. Home of Grandma Gefre’s home made clam chowder, Texas beans and home made potato salad. Comfort foods such as fresh made deli sandwiches and 1/3 pound hamburgers’ made to order your way. Add double cut fries and you have a real meal. TWIST WINE CO., 6425 PACIFIC AVE, PACIFIC CITY. 503-965NUTS. At Twist Wine Company we showcase wines from our three brands: Reversal, Basket Case and Shy Chenin. We believe wine is about having fun. We are a wine lounge, wi-fi hotspot and offer four microbrews on draft. The “Dining Guide” is an advertiser-supported section of the Pacific City Sun. To get your dining establishment listed, call Vicky Hirsch at 503-801-2071.


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ON THE PORCH Alma Perkins and Alice Magarrell are pictured with Robert Magarrell, who is by the entrance. Virgil is in the front yard. Joe and Ross Magarrell are on the side yard. This hotel was located behind and south of the Grateful Bread and was later called the Edmunds Hotel.

The Birth of a Town My Memories of Pacific City, Woods and Kiwanda “In the late part of 1893 my father, R.C. (Robert Clifford) Magarrell, became interested in Ocean Park (now Pacific City). Later to be know as Malaney’s addition to Ocean Park. Two men, Albert Malaney and his brother John, plotted a town site which was named Ocean Park. It was just across the river from Woods. That winter a big flood put the town site under four to six feet of water so they decided to move the town further south to the present site of Pacific City. It was at that time called Malaney’s addition to Ocean Park. Two new towns had been started with the name Ocean Park. One in Oregon and one in Washington, causing much confusion, so the one in Oregon became Pacific City. “It was then that my father, R.C. Magarrell, got involved in furnishing money to purchase the land for the new town. The land was obtained from John R. Malaney, father of Albert and John Jr. It was this move that set off the saying, “that they moved the town on a wheel barrow.” All they had to do was move the blue prints, deeds etc. “We moved to Pacific City in 1894; we had to wait for a house to be built. The first house to be built was for Mr. Porter, a blacksmith. It was a fine house but it burned to the ground three days after it was finished. The second house built is the one we lived in. In early 1895, the Malaney brothers and my father built a hotel known as the Sea View House, which later became the Edmund’s Hotel. “When we first came, Woods was quite a lively town, nearly as big as Tillamook was at this time. Steamers came up the Nestucca River with supplies. Some of the boats I remember (were) the Harrison, Rosa, Olson, Miami, Petril and later the Della and Jerald C. Larger vessels, like the Anita, Patsy and Oshkosh, came with supplies for the salmon cannery on the bay and to take out the canned salmon. “Pacific City in 1894 to 1910 was a very popular summer resort. People came from Salem, McMinnville and Sheridan and would stay all summer. But after the automobile, about 1910, things began to go

down and only pick up years later. “On the river and at the Cape, I used to fish two or three nets and have caught two tons of salmon in a single night. The price of salmon them days was: Chinook 35 cents each (any size); Silversides 12 1/2 cents each (any size) and Chums 5 cents each. There was about 300 fishermen on the Nestucca at this time. They came from all over during the season. “There is quite a lot to talk about these dories. The fact remains that they used the same thing on the river and the bay. The square-stern type was used for setting nets for a one-man boat. The double ended ones were used on the bay as a drift net boat with two men. These boats were 18- to 20-feet long with about a five-foot beam and 20 inches deep. They were built of (1- x 12-foot) clear spruce with plenty of flare and well ribbed with bottoms fore and aft and would easily carry a ton or more. Fish boxes were much the same as they are now. Most had a short deck forward and some had a tent over the forward end for shelter. Most nets were about 100 fathoms, 18 meshes deep. Mesh for Chinook was eight to nine inches, for Silversides and Chums seven inches. Sometimes, these boats (were) drug across the sand spit and taken to the cape for ocean fishing. I, myself, used a horse and dolly. As a young man, I built so many of these boats, I have forgotten how many. Labor those days would cost about $7.50-$10 — maybe $12.50. You could buy one for $20 to $30 all painted and ready to go. Also, many of these boats were used for renting to campers, but in most cases rentals were 16-feet long.” EDITOR’S NOTE: This column is courtesy of a 1968 interview with Virgil Magarell found in the archives of Tillamook County Pioneer Museum.

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‘Cats open season with home loss By DEE MOORE for the Sun


aseball season is here and the Bobcats baseball team is hitting the field looking for experience. Though the young team lost the first two nonleague games of the season, the athletes are gaining invaluable experience. The Bobats lost 4-2 to Warrenton at home on Monday, March 17 and then traveled to Sheridan on Wednesday, March 19, where they came up short, as well, 21-4. “We’re real young,” said head coach Jim Kiser. “(The) first couple of games I started two freshmen and three sophomores.” Kiser was pleased with the team’s play against Warrenton. Senior Jacob Menafee pitched the first half of the game, and then Kiser put in two pitchers who hadn’t pitched since their Little League days. “They showed a lot of heart. It was nice to see the fight and battle. I was happy considering how young we are.” But the team’s youth caught up with them in Sheridan where their play lacked enthusiasm. “They kind of learned a lesson, when they got off the bus in Sheridan it was damp; raining and cold. They didn’t focus and power through. After the game, I told them this is Oregon baseball,” he said adding that most of the season is going to be played in conditions like these.

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SENIOR JACOB MENAFEE pitches against Warrenton during Nestucca’s home opener. The Bobcats dropped the game, 4-2. He expects that the team will improve with practice and playing time. “The team needs to work on its batting offensively,” the coach said noting that this kind of experience can only be gained through game play. “(You) can’t simulate the kind of pitches that come with a real game — to do that would cause the pitchers to throw their arms out,” he said. Kiser has only two returning

‘Perfect’ team starts off slow By DEE MOORE for the Sun


he Lady Bobcats softball team is young and inexperienced, but don’t discount them yet, because according to their coach, Jeff Schiewe, they are the perfect team. The team started the season with a loss at Sheridan 12-2 on Thursday, March 19. This was to be expected with only four players from last year’s team, but the team played well. “We are young. We are inexperienced,” Schiewe said. “We have a few first year players and yesterday was their first game. Offensively we are ahead of our defense. We only struck out once. Everybody contributed, it was really cool.” “Catcher Sunny McCall threw out two who were trying to steal, she is really good. Both pitchers, Kycie Richwine and Emily Menefee, pitched half the game and did a really nice job. The defense needs to support them by decreasing out errors,” he said. There are 13 players on this year’s team, which Schiewe describes as “just about perfect.” Returning this season is junior pitcher, Kycie Richwine; junior catcher, Sunny McCall; at first base and also pitching is senior Emily Menefee and at short stop and playing second base as well is junior Monica Chatelain. New to the team are seniors Jessica Ponce and Shanna Cox; sophomores Thelma Chavarin and Jenni Green; junior Perla Gracia and freshmen Tea Chantelain, Morgan Kirkpatrick, Suzannah Floyd and McKenize Whitaker. “Personality wise this is the perfect team. They support each other and are very positive,” the coach said. The team has much to learn according to the coach. He considers overall knowledge of the situations that arise in a softball game as their greatest weakness. “Our goal is to educate the girls on the game. They are learning really fast, and we hope to get enough wins to get to the league playoffs and then battle through those to get to state,” Scheiwe said. The team will host the Willamina Lady Bulldogs at 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 21. Page 18 • Pacific City SUN • March 21, 2014

athletes who are lending their invaluable experience and leadership to the rest of the team: senior shortstop Max Kirkendall and Menafee. Many of this year’s athletes have never played the game before while several haven’t played in years. His bench isn’t very deep either. The coach has 13 athletes total. “They are young guys learning on the fly right now,” Kiser said.

Track team begins run at another state berth By DEE MOORE for the Sun The Nestucca track team is aiming for state again this year, and it is highly likely that these decorated athletes will be sporting more trophies and ribbons soon. According to John Elder, track coach and high school athletic director, all of last year’s state champions are returning and joining them is a crop of new athletes. “We have a good turnout this year; 41 total, 21 boys and 20 girls,” Elder said. “We have all our kids who went to state last year returning.” Returning this year is junior Kycie Richwine who won second at state in the 100-meter hurdles; junior Monica Chatelain who placed ninth in javelin; senior Trisha Hopkins who placed ninth in shot put; junior Courtney Ahn who placed sixth in the 300 meter; junior Drace Moeller who won second in shot put; Brett Elder who placed third in discus, fourth in shot put and sixth in javelin; senior Austin McKillip who placed sixth in the triple jump and fifth in pole vault and sophomore Guillermo Pimienta, who placed 10th in the high jump. “We hope to get those athletes plus more back to state and try to top our medal count from last year,” Elder said. An ambitious plan since the team won eight state medals last season. “The boys team won the district meet title last year and we would like to try to repeat and have the girls win, too,” he added. According to Elder, the team is shaping up well. He expects that many of the athletes will be setting new personal bests and notes that new members are adding additional strength. These include thrower Mia Dorsey; Brad Shaw who runs the 800, Payton Hopkins in the 300, Tea Chatelain in the 400, high jumper McKenzie Whitaker; hurdler Cody Kirkendall and jumper Willow Wood. This season’s coaching staff includes Iona Wakefield, who will coach sprints and relays and Gordon Whitehead coaching distance runners. The team will be competing in one home meet and 10 away meets during the season. The first meet was held Thursday, March 20, in Sheridan. Results were not available at press time.


Reelin’ In Steelies By PAT GEFRE for the Sun


inally! We finally caught a break in the weather and the river conditions followed suit. Fishermen have been fishing for steelhead in the Nestucca River every day since March 12. I’m not saying I prefer it this way, but it has been worth the wait. Fishing for winter steelhead in the Nestucca has been just short of terrific! On March 12 and 13, the river was still fairly high and off color, but that didn’t seemed to deter winter steelies from biting or fishermen from plying their trade. And it has just gotten better as river conditions have improved. March is right smack in the middle of the best part of the fishing season, and it just so happens that it’s also the month when the largest winter steelhead return to the Nestucca drainage. Fishermen have recorded a few 20-plus pounders so far this month. That’s quite a fish when you consider the average Nestucca steelhead will run between eight and 12 pounds. I know I have mentioned this before, but it’s worth mentioning again: March fish are affectionately known as March footballs in large part due to their unique bulging round shape, sometimes tipping the scales at up to 30 pounds. Because so many weeks of high water have passed, winter steelhead are spread out all through the river from high to low. There are more hatchery fin-clipped steelhead in the lower river because of the way ODFW releases them. The winter run smoltz are released at four points, the mouth of Three Rivers, Farmer Creek, First Bridge, and Bays Creek. Several years ago, all fin-clipped steelhead were released at Bays Creek between Sixth Bridge and 5 1/2 boat launches. For the last four years, the release was split up and put lower into the system. This was done to keep hatchery fish downstream and further away from the spawning grounds of, so called, wild steelhead. I don’t for one minute believe that hatchery fish harm native fish — we have a more than 80-year history of hatchery fish that were never fin-clipped and some would argue that native fish are hatchery hybrids and probably have saved native fish from extinction. Unless you have a native fish from 100 years ago and could genetically test it, how can anyone possibly prove what gene pool a particular fish comes from? Even though I think there is no credible science to prove the results, this does keep the native fisheries society

folks a little quieter. ODFW seems to be more in tune and inclined to kow tow to the squeaky wheel than most of the rest of us fishermen. Anyway, I digress, I’m off point and my original point was going to be that if you wish to catch and retain fin-clipped hatchery steelhead, there are more of them available in the lower river from Fourth Bridge to Cloverdale than in the upper river where mostly you will find unclipped steelhead. ODFW stocked all the lakes around the area with rainbow trout earlier this week. It should be pretty darn good fishing at Hebo and Town and South Lakes. Worms or single eggs under a bobber produce as well as any method with bobber fishing being one of the easier methods for youngsters to fish. Power Bait off the bottom works well, and, for those that can’t sit around watching a bobber, pitching a spinner is a great way to be more active and catch fish. Hebo Lake is especially kid friendly with a trail around the lake and five easy to get to fishing docks to fish from. ODFW is changing the new Multi Species long-term plan again. The last draft called for the Nestucca to get an increased number of fin-clipped summer steelhead. It used to be that we received 100,000 smoltz. A couple of years ago, they reduced that to 75,000. The new plan called for an increase back to the 100,000 we used to get. To accomplish this, ODFW was going to take summer steelhead off the Wilson and give them to the Nestucca — bringing our fishery back to 100,000 released. The Tillamook anglers had a hissy, rightfully so, now ODFW is actually planning to reduce the Nestucca down to 50,000 fish and give the other 50,000 to the Wilson. Why don’t they just close up shop and go home? It just doesn’t seem like ODFW wants any fisheries of hatchery fish to prosper. Reducing the Nestucca to 50,000 fish with an average return of 1 to 1.5 percent means you might just as well kiss the summer fishery for steelhead on the Nestucca good bye! Instead of putting paltry numbers in both rivers why don’t they do what’s right and put enough numbers — 100,000, in both rivers — to make it a fishery. What will eventually happen is no one will bother to fish either one, well, because why? The chances of catching anything will be slim, then ODFW can say that it is an under-used fishery and make the case to eliminate it all together. It’s our river — if no one speaks out we will deserve what we end up with. There is a comment period and ODFW says they are listening. Let’s see if that is true.

‘Spring is in the Air Affair’ Saturday, March 29

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2-4 PM • Birds of Prey Presentation FREE EVENT by Cascade Raptor Center will showcase several raptors and their role in Oregon’s ecosystems.


Rock and Blues Trio from Kalama, Wash.

$30 adults at door • Kids FREE adult admission includes 2 complimentary glasses of wine and appetizers from Pacific City’s Oar House Bar & Grill

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