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08/31/15
UPDATE: Missing and Endangered 14-Year-Old Aloha Teen Found. (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/31/15
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August 31, 2015 - Giovanni Garcia-Delgado was found at a local park just before midnight by a member of his family.

August 30, 2015--The Washington County Sheriff's Office is asking the public's help to locate a 14-year-old teen that is missing and poses a danger to himself.

August 30, 2015 - At 3:27 p.m., The Sheriff's Office responded to the community of Aloha on a report of a missing teenager. Giovanni Garcia-Delgado, age 14 has been missing since Sunday afternoon. The family reported that Giovanni suffers from anxiety and has made recent statements of self-harm.

His parents reported that he may have gone to the Hillsboro 24-hour fitness on Tualatin Valley Highway and he spends time with his aunt on SE Century Blvd in Hillsboro, but he has not been seen there today. Deputies checked the local parks and places Giovanni is known to spend time, but he was not located. The Sheriff's Office is now seeking the public's help in an effort to locate Giovanni.

Giovanni left on foot in an unknown direction. He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, blues jeans and black rimmed glasses. Giovanni is 5'2", 110lbs, has brown eyes and black hair.

The Sheriff's Office is asking anyone who has information on the whereabouts of Giovanni Garcia-Delgado to call 911.


Attached Media Files: 2015-08/1128/87435/PR150830_Missing_and_Endangered_14-year-old_Teen.pdf , 2015-08/1128/87435/Giovanni_Garcia-Delgado.jpg
08/30/15
East Precinct officers respond to shots fired
Portland Police Bureau - 08/30/15
Today, August 30, 2015 at 7:28 p.m., East Precinct officers received a call of shots fired in the 9200 block of S.E. Clinton Street. Based on the initial call it appears that some kind of disturbance between known parties escalated to the point that gun shots may have been fired by one of the involved parties. Officers have responded and believe they are in contact with all those involved, however they are still securing the scene and contacting potential suspects. It not believed that anyone has been hit at this time.

The incident is ongoing and still under investigation. It is not believed that the incident posses a risk to the public at this time. Updates will be provided as more information becomes available.

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Red Cross Assists Portland Family at Residential Fire.
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/30/15
On August 30, 2015 at 3:45 PM, Red Cross  disaster responder volunteers assisted clients affected by a residential fire that occurred  in the 1000 block of 183rd Street in Portland, OR.

This single-family fire affected two adults. Red Cross provided food, shoes, clothing, and temporary housing.
Deputy Injured During Traffic Crash in Damascus (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/30/15
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On August 30, 2015 at about 6:50 AM, a Deputy Sheriff with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) was involved in an on-duty traffic crash on SE Hwy 212 near SE Rust Way in Damascus.

The preliminary investigation revealed an 18-year-old man, who drove a Subaru sedan, traveled on Hwy 212 on his way home after staying awake most of the night. The Subaru driver veered out of his lane and collided with a CCSO patrol car near the front driver side wheel as it traveled in the opposite direction.

The CCSO Deputy, Garrett Grimm, was transported to a local hospital where he was diagnosed with a hairline fracture to his left fibula and facial lacerations likely from glass broken during the crash. Deputy Grimm has since been released from the hospital and is recovering at home. Deputy Grimm has worked for the CCSO as a Deputy assigned to the Patrol Division since September 2014.

The Subaru driver was also transported to a local hospital as a precaution, but he did not have any apparent injuries.

The crash was witnessed by two other Deputies who traveled a short distance behind Deputy Grimm and they rendered care to both drivers until medical personnel arrived.

The investigation revealed the Subaru driver was not impaired, but his fatigued driving likely caused him to leave his lane of travel and crash into the CCSO patrol car. The Oregon State Police responded to investigate the crash and were assisted on scene by CCSO Deputies assigned to the Criminal Reconstruction and Forensic Team (CRAFT).

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office would like to remind everyone of the dangers of fatigued or drowsy driving as it has been shown to mimic the effects of impaired driving. More information on fatigued or drowsy driving can be found at www.nhtsa.gov.


Attached Media Files: Damascus Crash
15 year old wakes to strange man in home.
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/30/15
On August 30, 2015 at approximately 0531 hours Clark County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a report of a burglary to a home that was occupied. Deputies learned that the 15 year old victim was home with her family and woke up to a male in her room touching her leg. The victim screamed and the suspect fled the location. Sheriff's deputies used a K-9 unit but were unable to locate the suspect.
The victim was unable to give a description of the suspect.
It appears the suspect entered and left through a sliding glass door.
Anyone with suspect information is asked to call the Clark County Sheriff's Office.

Location: 17203 NE 2nd Loop
Vancouver, WA.

There will be no further information to day unless an arrest is made.


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125 Airmen Depart Oregon Public Safety Academy Head to Fire Line (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 08/30/15
Air Guard Departure from DPSST Salem
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125 Airmen from the 142nd Fighter Wing in Portland and the 173rd Fighter Wing in Klamath Falls departed the Oregon Public Safety Academy this morning in route to the Grizzly Bear fire in eastern Oregon.

The Airmen completed one-week of training at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training's (DPSST) Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem and were deployed by Governor Kate Brown under "Op Plan Smokey" to support the efforts of the Oregon Department of Forestry.

"Op Plan Smokey" is an agreement that has been in place for many years that allows the Oregon National Guard to support wildland firefighting efforts when all other public and private resources are depleted. When "Op Plan Smokey" is activated the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) provides wildfire training for the Oregon National Guard in partnership with the Oregon Department of Forestry.

Their week of basic fire training included two courses needed for qualification as a wildland firefighter by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group, S-130 Firefighter Training and S-190 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior. Many know this as "Red Card" training.

The training cadre includes seasoned fire instructors from the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST), Oregon Department of Forestry and Oregon Military Department. DPSST Director Eriks Gabliks said "The training was delivered in four ten-hour days to expedite the availability of these Airmen and Soldiers to the fire lines."

This training course is required of all (public and private) wildland firefighters in the United States before they can work on the fire lines. The training included a variety of topics including fire behavior, incident command, watch outs, fire orders, fire shelters, hazards, terminology, use of water, mop up/securing line, communications, suppression, and others. Today's ten-hour, hands-on, field day conclusion included pumps, hose lays, hand line construction, mop-up(wet), mop-up (dry), and engines.

DPSST's Director Eriks Gabliks said "these men and women of the Oregon Air National Guard are well trained and eager to get to work on the fire lines."


# Background Information about the Board and Department #

The Board consists of 24 members representing city, county and state public safety professionals representing each of the disciplines (police, fire, 9-1-1, corrections, private security), and a private citizen appointed by the Governor. The current Board Chair is Chief Kent Barker of the City of Tualatin Police Department. The Board includes administrators as well as non-management representatives from statewide organizations. The Board represents more than 40,000 public safety professionals and establishes minimum standards for the training and certification of city, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security/private investigator providers, and makes determinations on waiver requests. The Board is supported by six policy committees and a number of sub-committees representing the public safety disciplines, which provide technical expertise and serve as vital links to public safety organizations. The Board operates in close partnership with the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST).

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) implements minimum standards established by the Board for training and certification of city, county, tribal and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security providers. DPSST provides training to more than 20,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem: certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and reviews and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the Board. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director of DPSST.


Attached Media Files: Air Guard Departure from DPSST Salem , Air Guard Departure from DPSST Salem , Air Guard Departure from DPSST Salem , Air Guard Departure from DPSST Salem , Air Guard Departure from DPSST Salem , Air Guard Departure from DPSST Salem
Oregon Dept. of Forestry fire update - 08-30-15
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/30/15
This is an Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) fire update for Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015.

[This is a summary update. More detailed updates on the individual fires as well as other fire-related information are posted to the ODF Wildfire Blog. You can also find ODF on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates and stories from the front lines.]

FIRE FACTS

The 12,504-acre Eagle Complex 20 miles NW of Richland, Oregon, is 25 percent contained. The fires are currently staffed with 315 total personnel. Resources include: nine hand crews, 12 fire engines and five helicopters.

The 101,465-acre Canyon Creek Complex south of John Day is 49 percent contained. The fires are currently staffed with759 total personnel. Resources include: 10 hand crews, 67 fire engines and nine helicopters.

The 20,635-acre Eldorado Fire five miles SE of Unity is 90 percent contained. The fire is currently staffed with 32 total personnel. Resources include: one hand crew and four fire engines.

The 102,089-acre Cornet-Windy Ridge Complex 16 miles south of Baker City is 85 percent contained. The fire is currently staffed with 33 total personnel. Resources include: one hand crew and four fire engines.

The 73,658-acre Grizzly Bear Complex 20 miles SE of Dayton, Wash., and near Troy, Ore., in the Northeast Oregon District is 10 percent contained. The fires are currently staffed with 749 total personnel. Resources include: 12 hand crews, 34 fire engines and five helicopters.

The 26,452-acre Stouts Creek Fire 16 miles east of Canyonville is 90 percent contained. The fire is currently staffed with 365 total personnel. Resources include: six hand crews, 11 fire engines, and two helicopters.

The 396-acre Falls Creek Fire five miles south of Joseph is 35 percent contained. The fire is currently staffed with 186 total personnel. Resources include: seven hand crews and nine fire engines.

The 200-acre Cove Fire in the Central Oregon District three miles NW of Culver, Ore., is 30 percent contained. Firefighters are performing mop-up today and securing fire lines. The fire was human-caused. ODF, Jefferson County RFD, Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service are partnering in the suppression effort. Two vacant residences and several outbuildings were destroyed. The fire was reported Aug. 29.

OTHER FIRE INFORMATION
For information on wildfires on all jurisdictions in Oregon, view:
the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center website, or
the national Incident Information System site.

Online and social media resources:
department's web site
department's blog for news on wildfires statewide and provides current fire statistics.
Southwest Oregon District blog with district specific wildfire info, and follow the Twitter feed covering fires as they occur.
Douglas Forest Protective Association website, Facebook Page and Twitter feed.
Blue Mountain Interagency Wildfire blog for news on wildfires in the Blue Mountains (northeast Oregon)
ODF Forest Grove District's Fire blog with district-specific wildfire information
ODF Central Oregon District's Twitter feed
Keep Oregon Green website, Facebook page and Twitter feed
www.oregon.gov/pages/wildfire.aspx for fire prevention, response and recovery links

OTHER INFORMATION
ODOT TripCheck, http://tripcheck.com/Pages/RCMap.asp#
Evacuation - Ready, Set, Go!
Wildfire Smoke

FIRE STATISTICS
Fire statistics can be accessed from the ODF Wildfire Blog and the ODF website. When personnel are heavily engaged in firefighting activities, the latest information may not always appear in the statistics.

ABOUT THIS UPDATE
This update provides information primarily about fires on Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands involving fires 10 acres or larger. ODF provides fire protection primarily on private and state-owned forestland, and Bureau of Land Management forestlands west of the Cascades, and also works closely with partner firefighting agencies.
Red Cross Responds To Beaverton Multi Family Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/30/15
On August 30, 2015 at approximately 2:30 American Red Cross disaster action team members  responded to a residential fire that occurred in the 3400 block of SW 125th Ave. in Beaverton, OR.

This multi-family fire affected 5 adults and 1 child. Red Cross provided food, clothing, shoes, seasonal garments, lodging, and information about recovery services.
Portland Fire & Rescue respond to a Roll over accident in SE (Photo)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 08/30/15
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Fire crews responded to a roll over accident at 106th and SE Division around 8:00 AM this morning. It was reported that the vehicle rolled several times before it righted itself. An adult male patient was pinned in the vehicle. Crews on scene were successful at removing the vehicles top and driver side door. This allowed crews to extricate the patient who was transported to a local hospital. The cause of the accident is unknown at this time.
Portland Fire & Rescue reminds people to drive safely and remember roads may be slippery given the recent rain.


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Several Displaced in Early Morning Beaverton Fire (Photo)
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 08/30/15
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At 1:02am TVF&R Firefighters were dispatched to a report of a fire in Beaverton on SW 125th off of SW Hall Blvd. On arrival crews found heavy fire coming from several units of the apartment building and immediately called for a 2nd alarm to bring additional resources to the scene. Firefighters pulled water lines to all corners of the structure and attacked the fire from the exterior. Due to sheer amount of fire, crews continued a defensive attack until the bulk of the flames were extinguished. A search of the structure by firefighters found no one inside.

The apartments were not equipped with residential sprinklers, which were not required at the time the structure was built. A fire investigator is on scene to determine fire cause and origin.

Approximately 10 people were displaced by the fire and being assisted by Red Cross.


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08/29/15
Second team of Oregon National Guard members complete training, prepared to assist with firefighting (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 08/29/15
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SALEM, Oregon--Members of the Oregon Air National Guard conducted their final day of fire training at the Department of Public Safety, Standards, and Training (DPSST) in Salem, Oregon, Aug. 29. The Citizen-Airmen are a part of a second group of Oregon National Guard members to complete the training at the facility, and are scheduled to deploy to firebases in central and eastern Oregon on Sunday, Aug. 30.

A third team of 125 Oregon Citizen-Soldiers from the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, who have completed their training at DPSST along with the Airmen are scheduled to deploy to firebases shortly.


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Oregon Air National Guard Senior Airman Robert Holster, of the 173rd Fighter Wing, in Klamath Falls, Oregon, demonstrates how to wrap a fire hose at the Department of Public Safety, Standards, and Training in Salem, Oregon, Aug. 29. Holster is an F-15 aircraft mechanic with previous firefighting experience. Photo by Lt. Heather Bashor, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.

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Oregon Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Ashley Vela, of the 173rd Fighter Wing in Klamath Falls, Oregon, listens as instructors at the Department of Public Safety, Standards, and Training in Salem instruct the group on fire fighting techniques, Aug. 29. Vela work as an aircraft armament member at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls. Photo by Lt. Heather Bashor, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.

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Oregon Air National Guard Capt. Chris Webb, of the 142nd Fighter Wing in Portland, Oregon, receives hands-on training at the Department of Public Safety, Standards, and Training in Salem, Oregon, Aug. 29. Webb, a Citizen-Airman with the CBRNE Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP), is also a General Surgery Physician's Assistant in his civilian occupation. Photo by Lt. Heather Bashor, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.

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Oregon Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Chris Campbell, of the 142nd Fighter Wing in Portland, Oregon, practices using a fire hose at the Department of Public Safety, Standards, and Training in Salem, Oregon, Aug. 29. Campbell is a Non-Destructive Inspector in the Oregon Air National Guard, is scheduled to deploy to the field on Sunday to fight fires. Photo by Lt. Heather Bashor, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.


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Red Cross Responds To Keizer Residential Fire.
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/29/15
On August 29th, 2015, Red Cross disaster response team volunteers responded to a residential fire that occurred in the 4000 Block of Holly Court NE. in Keizer, OR.

This multi-family family fire affected 4 adults and 5 children. Red Cross provided lodging, food, clothing, shoes, medication, comfort kits and recovery information.
MCSO Deputies investigating single vehicle rollover crash on I-84 Westbound just east of Rooster Rock State Park
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/29/15
On Saturday August 29, 2015 at approximately 2:52 p.m. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the report of a rollover crash off I-84 Westbound just east of Rooster Rock. MCSO Deputies and emergency personnel from Corbett Fire Department arrived on scene and discovered a Ford Explorer had gone off the north side of the freeway, rolled over and slid down the embankment on the side of the freeway ejecting two of the five occupants from the vehicle. Life Flight was activated and transported one person with life-threatening injuries. The other four occupants were transported via ground ambulance to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

The Vehicular Crimes Team has responded to conduct the accident investigation. The Vehicular Crimes Team consists of MCSO deputies, Gresham PD, and Fairview PD officers along with the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office. One lane of westbound I-84 just east of Rooster Rock State Park remains closed while the accident investigation is conducted.

More information will be posted when available.
Multnomah County Sheriff's office adds extra patrols for DUII drivers and seatbelt enforcement "blitz" through Labor Day
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/29/15
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office will be conducting extra patrols looking for DUII drivers as part of an ongoing traffic safety campaign and enforcing safety belt laws as part of a statewide traffic enforcement "blitz" through Labor Day weekend, September 7, 2015. MCSO Deputies will be on the lookout for drivers operating vehicles under the influence of alcohol or other drugs and do not heed the message to designate a sober driver.

MCSO Deputies will also be working to increase proper safety belt and child car seat use, watching for drivers violating the "hands free" cellphone law and persons exceeding the posted speed limit. Speeding and Driver impairment are the most common cause of injury crashes.

Statewide observation surveys in June 2015 found 98% of Oregon travelers routinely using safety belts or child car seats. Not surprisingly, belt use was lower among persons killed crashes - 75% among all crash fatalities and only 50% among persons killed in night time crashes, according to ODOT reports.

Oregon Law requires children less than forty pounds be restrained in a child seat. Children under one year or weighing less than twenty pounds must be restrained in a rear-facing child seat. A child over forty pounds must be restrained in either a child seat or a booster seat appropriate for their size until they reach age eight or 4' 9" tall AND the adult belt system fits them correctly.

These types of missions are made possible through funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Oregon Department of Transportation. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office is participating in High Visibility Enforcement patrols supported by a grant from the Oregon State Sheriff's Association.
250 Additional Airmen and Soldiers Complete Wildfire Training at Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 08/29/15
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This evening at 6:30 PM, 250 additional members of the Oregon National Guard will complete their week of wildland firefighter training at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem. Today's training activities were all hands on and conducted in the foothills of the Academy's 235 acre campus. (photos attached - source DPSST)

This deployment was ordered by Governor Kate Brown under "Op Plan Smokey" to support the efforts of the Oregon Department of Forestry. "Op Plan Smokey" is an agreement that has been in place for many years that allows the Oregon National Guard to support wildland firefighting efforts when all other public and private resources are depleted. When "Op Plan Smokey" is activated the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) provides wildfire training for the Oregon National Guard in partnership with the Oregon Department of Forestry.

Their week of basic fire training includes two courses needed for qualification as a wildland firefighter by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group, S-130 Firefighter Training and S-190 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior. The training cadre includes seasoned fire instructors from the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST), Oregon Department of Forestry and Oregon Military Department. DPSST Director Eriks Gabliks said "The training was delivered in four ten-hour days to expedite the availability of these Airmen and Soldiers to the fire lines."

This is the basic wildland fire training course required of all (public and private) firefighters in the United States before they can work on the fire lines. The training includes a variety of topics including fire behavior, incident command, watch outs, fire orders, fire shelters, hazards, terminology, use of water, mop up/securing line, communications, suppression, and others. Today's ten-hour, hands-on, field day conclusion included pumps, hose lays, hand line construction, mop-up(wet), mop-up (dry), and engines.

The Airmen and Soldiers are from the 142nd Fighter Wing in Portland, the 173rd Fighter Wing in Klamath Falls, and the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team based at Camp Withycombe in Clackamas.

DPSST's Director Eriks Gabliks said "this is a talented and dedicated group of men and women who have served our country both here and abroad and are now ready to join the fire lines to protect Oregon's communities and natural resources. These Airmen and Soldiers are well prepared for the work ahead and are ready to go."

The 250 completing training tonight will join the 125 members of the Oregon National Guard who completed their training at the Academy on Tuesday night and are working the fire lines near John Day. This second group (two 125 members teams) will be ready for deployment on Sunday morning. What fire(s) they will be sent to will be announced by the Oregon Military Department or the Oregon Department of Forestry.


# Background Information about the Board and Department #

The Board consists of 24 members representing city, county and state public safety professionals representing each of the disciplines (police, fire, 9-1-1, corrections, private security), and a private citizen appointed by the Governor. The current Board Chair is Chief Kent Barker of the City of Tualatin Police Department. The Board includes administrators as well as non-management representatives from statewide organizations. The Board represents more than 40,000 public safety professionals and establishes minimum standards for the training and certification of city, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security/private investigator providers, and makes determinations on waiver requests. The Board is supported by six policy committees and a number of sub-committees representing the public safety disciplines, which provide technical expertise and serve as vital links to public safety organizations. The Board operates in close partnership with the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST).

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) implements minimum standards established by the Board for training and certification of city, county, tribal and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security providers. DPSST provides training to more than 20,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem: certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and reviews and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the Board. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director of DPSST.


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Update-results:Multnomah County Sheriff's Office conducting saturation patrols as part of speed enforcement mission on Highway 30 during Hood to Coast Relay (Photo)
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/29/15
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Update-results: During the joint speed enforcement mission that occurred on Friday August 28, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. MCSO Deputies and PPB Officers made over 100 traffic stops. 88 citations were issued. The majority of these were for Speeding. Other citations issued included Driving while Suspended, Failure to maintain Safe Distance from an Emergency Vehicle and Cellphone and Seatbelt violations. Officers also issued 22 warnings during the mission.

After the mission concluded officers worked along the Springwater Trail to provide additional security for Hood to Coast participants as they moved through the corridor. Runners indicated they were appreciated the extra security along the trail and officers contacted one individual who had harassed a couple of runners along the trail. No arrest was made.

This speed enforcement mission was supported through grants from the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). ODOT provides grants for speed enforcement missions such as these with the goal to reduce deaths and injuries that are speed related on State/Interstate Highways, County Roads and city streets in Oregon. More information regarding ODOT Transportation Safety programs can be found on their website at http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/TS/


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On Friday August 28, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputies along with Portland Police Bureau traffic officers will be conducting saturation patrols on Highway 30. These extra patrols are being conducted as part of an enforcement mission targeting drivers exceeding the posted speed limits on Highway 30 from Kittridge Ave to Watson Rd.

The Hood to Coast relay is taking place on August 28 and 29. This overnight long-distance relay with over 12,000 participants, runs almost 200 miles starting at Timberline Lodge, through the Portland Metro area and concludes in Seaside, OR. Participants will be running along Hwy 30 during a portion of this relay and Multnomah County Sheriff's Office reminds drivers to be vigilant and observe posted speed limits.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in 2013, there were 4,375 pedestrians killed and an estimated 66,000 injured in traffic crashes in the United States. A total of 4,653 traffic crashes each had one or more pedestrian fatalities. On average, a pedestrian was killed every two hours and injured every eight minutes in traffic crashes.

MCSO deputies and PPB officers will be focusing on drivers exceeding the posted speed limits but will also be on the lookout for drivers using cell phones, failing to wear seat belts, failing to maintain safe distance and following too closely.

This speed enforcement mission is being supported by a grant from the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). ODOT provides grants for speed enforcement missions such as these with the goal to reduce deaths and injuries that are speed related on State/Interstate Highways, County Roads and city streets in Oregon. More information regarding ODOT Transportation Safety programs can be found on their website at http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/TS/

No media ride a longs are available for this mission, results will be updated after the mission statistics are compiled.


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Central Precinct officers respond to bank robbery
Portland Police Bureau - 08/29/15
Today, August 29, 2015, at 12:41 p.m., Central Precinct officers received a call to the Umpqua Bank at 1139 N.W. Lovejoy Street regarding a bank robbery. Officers are arriving now and attempting to locate the subject. The initial call describes the subject as a Male White possibly 30 to 40 years of age, with a heavy build and medium height. He may be wearing a navy colored sweat shirt.

The subject took an unknown amount of money. It is early in the investigation and officers are still responding. The subject has not been apprehended at this time.

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Gresham's Citizen Volunteers in Policing Program Accepting Applications
Gresham Police Dept - 08/29/15
Gresham, Ore. - The City of Gresham Police Department is accepting applications for their Citizen Volunteers in Policing (CVIP) program until Sept. 11 at 5:00 p.m., to fill upward of 15 positions.

Supported by the police department, selected volunteer citizens become familiar with the philosophy, policies and procedures of the Gresham Police Department as they are trained to serve as additional eyes and ears in community policing.

CVIP members create a visible presence in the city's parks, trails, residential areas and commerce centers. Volunteers do not carry weapons, confront suspects, nor participate in altercations; they observe and report.

Applicants must be 21 years of age or older, live or own a business within Gresham's city limits, pass a DMV and criminal background check, and graduate from a nine-week Citizen Academy. In addition, those selected to become CVIP members will are required to be fingerprinted.

Applications are available online and may be mailed to the police department or dropped off at the department's front desk. A signed criminal background check form must be submitted with each application. Interviews will be held in September and October.


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Marine Drive closed due to down powerlines/fire
Portland Police Bureau - 08/29/15
Today, August 29, 2015 at 11:02 a.m., Portland Police officers responded to assist Portland Fire by closing Marine Drive from 22nd avenue to 185th avenue. The closure is due to damaged powerlines and possibly one or more fires related to this. The eta of the closure is unknown at this time.

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Red Cross Responds To Portland Residntial Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/29/15
On Saturday, August 29, 2015, at 6:00 AM, Red Cross Disaster Action Team members  responded to a residential fire that occurred in the 2200 block of North Menzies Dr. in Portland. This single-family fire affected 3adults.
Red Cross provided disaster mental health services and disaster recovery information.
 
The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in communities across Oregon and southwest Washington. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 to schedule an appointment.
Know what to do before, during and after a home fire. Take a few moments to review your family's exit plan should there be a fire in your home. This information, and more, is available at www.redcross.org or in a free Prepare! Resource Guide published by the American Red Cross Cascades Region. The guide can be downloaded at http://rdcrss.org/1zq8XW6.
Sheriff Jason Myers Promotes Sergeant to Lieutenant (Additional Photo Added) (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/29/15
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Yesterday Sheriff Jason Myers swore in the newest Lieutenant to our Jail Division in the Japanese Garden located on the campus of the Marion County Jail. Sergeant Jeff Stutrud took his oath of office while surrounded by friends, family and co-workers.

Lt. Stutrud has worked for the Sheriff's Office for 16 years beginning his career in our jail, moving to our Enforcement Division where he was promoted to Sergeant. Lt. Stutrud replaces Lt. Megan Gonzalez who left the Sheriff's Office to become the CORE (Corrections Officer Related Experience) Coordinator at Chemeketa Community College.

Please help us congratulate Lt. Stutrud and wish him all the best in his new position.


Attached Media Files: 2015-08/1294/87414/IMG_7116.JPG , 2015-08/1294/87414/IMG_7106.JPG
Red Cross Opens Shelter in Mt. Vernon for Area Residents Under Level 3 Evacuation Due to Wildfires
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/29/15
On August 29 at 5:56am the Red Cross was notified that evacuation levels south of Prairie City, OR, were raised to Level 3 (Go). Due to the increased evacuation levels, the Mt. Vernon Grange Hall has been opened as an evacuation shelter for residents in need of assistance
Portland Fire & Rescue Responds to a House Fire in North Portland
Portland Fire & Rescue - 08/29/15
This morning at 5:07 AM Portland Fire crews were called to 2271 N Menzies Dr. When firefighters arrived, they found fire in the attic of a small house. The home was searched and the occupant was found safe outside. The fire was extinguished and crews searched for any hidden hot spots.

The cause of this fire is under investigation and damage estimates aren't yet available. This release will be updated with pictures if they become available.
08/28/15
(Photo and Video) Oregon Army National Guard units complete battle simulations at U.S. Army National Training Center
Oregon Military Department - 08/28/15
More than 500 Soldiers of the Oregon Army National Guard's 3rd Battalion, 116th Calvary Regiment (3-116th Combined Arms), and the 1186th Military Police Company (1186th MP), spent 12 days conducting live-fire exercises and large-scale simulated battle scenarios at the National Training Center (NTC), in the Mojave Desert at Fort Irwin, Calif., August 14-25, 2015.

The Oregon units augmented the Idaho Army National Guard's 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team (CBCT) during the first Decisive Action operation, known as "force-on-force," integrated combat and maneuver training cycle the Army National Guard has completed since the beginning of the Global War on Terror. More than 5,200 Service Members from 10 states' National Guard units, as well as U.S. Army Reserve and active duty U.S. Army components, participated in the training.

"The purpose of this NTC rotation is to allow the brigade to advance its collective training skillsets and our proficiencies as a brigade combat team," said Idaho Army National Guard Col. Russell Johnson, commander of the 116th CBCT. "We rarely, if ever, get the opportunity to take all 4,000-plus Soldiers out and train together at one time. The National Training Center is one of those rare resources in today's Army that allows us the opportunity to do that."

The training was designed to simulate an expeditionary deployment experience and increase war-fighting capabilities. The 116th CBCT used Abrams tanks, Bradley Fighting Vehicles, and Apache helicopters provided by the Idaho Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 183rd Attack Reconnaissance (1-183rd ARB), to conduct simulated battles against the U.S. Army's 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment (ACR).

The Director of the Army National Guard, Lt. Gen. Timothy Kadavy, said that NTC training ensures combat units in the National Guard achieve the readiness levels required by the Army in order to meet the nation's demands.

"The National Guard is part of the total Army force and we have combat formations within our team ... so it's important that we give these organizations the opportunity to come out and go against world-class OPFOR [opposing forces] to grow and train," said Kadavy.

Oregon's 3-116th Battalion successfully conducted three running battles and retained the ability to continue projecting effective combat power during the training. The battalion defeated more than double its weight in opposing force combat troops, armor and equipment.

"It was an extremely challenging environment and a very difficult standard and the Soldiers did exceptionally well," said Oregon Army National Guard Lt. Col. Brian Dean, commander of the 3-116th Battalion.

The 3-116th Battalion consists of Citizen-Soldiers from seven Eastern Oregon cities and was the first National Guard battalion in the nation certified on the new M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle (BFV) and the Abrams M1A2 SEPv2 main battle tank. The battalion spent four years training on the new equipment and preparing for NTC.

"This marks the end of a lot of sacrifice for Soldiers, families and employers," said Dean. "I want to thank the families. I understand that it is sacrifice for them. And to the employers, without them being willing to give up their hard working Soldiers, we wouldn't be able to do this."

The 1186th MP Company is based in Salem, Oregon, with a detachment in Milton-Freewater. The military police Soldiers contributed to the training as a combat service and support unit.

"The troops have been great. It's been absolutely fantastic. High morale under very austere conditions and they've risen to every challenge and I'm fantastically proud of each and every one of them," said Oregon Army National Guard Master Sgt. James Webb, with the 1186 MP Company, 821st Troop Command Battalion.


PHOTOS from the training are available for download at the following link:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/oregonmildep/albums/72157657476490650

VIDEOS are available for download at the following links:
BROLL: 3rd Battalion, 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team NTC Rotation:
https://www.dvidshub.net/video/420592/3rd-battalion-116th-cavalry-brigade-combat-team-ntc-rotation-broll#.VeDUIksyGDU

PKG and SOT: Oregon Army National Guard Cavalry Trains at NTC:
https://www.dvidshub.net/video/420964/oregon-army-national-guard-cavalry-trains-ntc#.VeDTyUsyGDU

SOT: Director of the Army National Guard Lt. Gen. Timothy Kadavy comments on the importance of the National Guard training at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif.: https://www.dvidshub.net/video/420224/arng-dir-visits-ntc#.VeEMjUsyGDU

SOT: Gen. Frank Grass, Chief of the National Guard Bureau, visits the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif.: https://www.dvidshub.net/video/419876/chief-nat-guard-bureau-visits-ntc-fort-irwin-california#.VeENkksyGDU
Traffic Advisory: Drainage improvements on SE Holgate Blvd. to close lanes, detour westbound traffic from SE 122nd Ave. to SE 128th Ave., Sunday Aug. 30
Portland Bureau of Transportation - 08/28/15
(Aug. 28, 2015) - The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that drainage improvements will require lane closures on SE Holgate Boulevard from SE 122nd Avenue to SE 128th Avenue on Sunday, Aug. 30 from 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. or later.

Workers will install a new sump to conduct rainwater off the roadway and allow it to disperse underground.

Eastbound lanes are expected to remain open. Westbound travelers on SE Holgate will be detoured to the south on SE 128th Avenue to west on SE Harold Street, to north on SE 122nd Avenue to return to SE Holgate and continue westbound.

For information on possible impacts to TriMet bus service, check trimet.org/alerts.

Access will be maintained for businesses and residents during the project.

The traveling public is advised to expect delays. We ask the public to travel cautiously, observe all lane closures and directions by reader boards and flaggers, and use alternate routes if possible.

This work is weather-dependent and the schedule may change.

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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is the steward of the City's transportation system, and a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides access and mobility. www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation

To help ensure equal access to City programs, services and activities, the City of Portland will provide translation, reasonably modify policies/procedures, and provide auxiliary aids/services/alternative formats to persons with disabilities. For accommodations, translations, complaints, and additional information, contact me or the Civil Rights Title VI & ADA Title II Program by email at title6complaints@portlandoregon.gov, by telephone (503) 823-5185, by City TTY 503-823-6868, or use Oregon Relay Service: 711.

Twitter: @PBOTinfo
Facebook: Portland Bureau of Transportation
Donations to Red Cross Help Families in Need (Photo)
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/28/15
Red Cross supplies are pre-positioned for quick, organized response in times of need.
Red Cross supplies are pre-positioned for quick, organized response in times of need.
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Five Red Cross Cascades Region volunteers, from Roseburg to southwest Washington, today have been deployed to Spokane and Wenatchee, Wash., to assist with relief efforts for families affected by rampant wildfires.

Last week in central and eastern Oregon, wildfires consumed over 248,000 acres, destroying homes and other buildings, and forcing residents to evacuate. Nearly 90 Oregon and southwest Washington-based Red Cross volunteers provided support to affected families, offering meals, a place to stay, basic essentials and clean up kits - plus guidance on how to take the next steps toward recovery.

Fires here have temporarily abated and Red Cross shelters in Warm Springs, Baker City and Mt. Vernon have been closed. Still, response teams keep a watchful eye on fire activity and remain on standby to help on a moment's notice.

Quick, organized response is a hallmark of the Red Cross. From wildfires to home fires, tornadoes and floods, you can do something right now to make sure that families facing devastation can get help right away. Help people affected by disasters big and small. Make a donation today to the American Red Cross. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit www.redcross.org. Thank you for your support as we help families when they need it most.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies more than 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org/cascades. Or, read about Red Cross volunteers at http://redcrosscascade.blogspot.com/.


Attached Media Files: Red Cross supplies are pre-positioned for quick, organized response in times of need. , Red Cross workers remain at-the-ready in case Oregon wildfires flare up. , Red Cross volunteers transport supplies to a shelter site in eastern Oregon.
Coffee Creek Correctional Facility women complete career program (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Corrections - 08/28/15
Career and Technology Training Graduates
Career and Technology Training Graduates
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Thirteen women in custody at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility (CCCF) celebrated the completion of a 15-month Career and Technology Training program on August 20.

The program - offered through Portland Community College - helps women in custody develop computer skills including keyboarding and proficiency in several Microsoft programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access). The 13 graduates earned their Microsoft Office Specialist certifications. In addition, they studied "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" by Stephen Covey to develop better work habits and decision-making skills.

The course offered the women hands-on experience with a variety of tasks to boost employability and work skills training, for example working in Prison Bytes, an institution stationery business. Coaching was provided in preparing cover letters and resumes, interviewing, career exploration, and planning.

Previous graduates who have released from prison credited the course as key in staying focused and setting goals. Other helpful elements from the course included punctuality, completing tasks, planning and prioritizing, and organizing time and materials. Also of benefit was working as a team, interacting professionally, and following instructions for such an extended period of time.

CCCF is a multi-custody facility in Wilsonville that houses more than 1,200 women. It provides intake and evaluation of all female and male inmates committed to state custody. CCCF delivers a range of correctional services and programs including alcohol and drug treatment, education, work opportunities, cognitive programming, and pre-release services. The minimum facility opened in 2001 and the medium facility opened in 2002. CCCF is Oregon's only women's prison.

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Attached Media Files: Career and Technology Training Graduates
Missing and Endangered Rock Creek Man. (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/28/15
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August 28, 2015--The Washington County Sheriff's Office is asking the public's help to locate a Rock Creek man who is missing and poses a danger to himself.

The family of a Rock Creek man called the Sheriff's Office regarding a missing family member. Russell Smeed, age 50 has been missing since earlier this month. The family reported that they found a note left by Mr. Smeed that contained self-harm statements. After attempts by the family to locate Mr. Smeed were unsuccessful, they contacted the Sheriff's Office for help.

Deputies have followed known leads and have not been able to locate Mr. Smeed and are concerned for his safety. The Sheriff's Office is now seeking the public's help in an effort to locate Mr. Smeed.

Mr. Smeed Left on foot with a grey toy poodle and was last seen wearing a baseball cap, bright tank top, dark grey shorts, brown leather boots and was carrying a small black backpack. Mr. Smeed is 6'3", 230lbs, has blue eyes, brown hair and a brown beard. He also has several tattoos: a skull and flames on his left arm, a clown face with a smoking gun on his right arm and a tribal skull with a top hat on the left side of his chest.

The family does not know where Mr. Smeed might have gone. He lived in Klamath Falls just over a year ago, but there is no evidence to suggest he has traveled to Klamath Falls.

The Sheriff's Office is asking anyone who has information on the whereabouts of Mr. Smeed to call 911.


Attached Media Files: 2015-08/1128/87406/PR150828_Missing_Endangered_Rock_Creek_Man.pdf , 2015-08/1128/87406/russell_smeed1.jpg
Adult Male Assaulted his girlfriend's 4 year old child
Polk Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/28/15
The Polk County Sheriff's Office was contacted by the Department of Human Services, Child Welfare Division, on August 27th regarding the report of a 4 year old child with a black eye. The Polk County Sheriff's Office, with the assistance from DHS and through investigation, later arrested 39 year old Delson Creekmore from his residence in the rural part of Polk County that same evening for assaulting his girlfriend's 4 year old son. The child sustained a swollen and blackened eye from the incident. Mr. Creekmore was charged with Harassment, Felony Assault in the Fourth Degree and Felony Criminal Mistreatment in the First Degree. He was lodged at the Polk County Jail and the Polk County District Attorney's Office added an additional charge of Felony Assault in the Third Degree.


Attached Media Files: 2015-08/1292/87405/Pic_of_Delson_Creekmore.doc
PF&R Responds to an Apartment Fire (11338 SW Capitol Hwy) (Photo)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 08/28/15
Affected duplex
Affected duplex
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This afternoon at 1:07 pm, Portland Firefighters were called to an apartment at 11338 SW Capitol Highway. Arriving crews found the fire in an apartments' attic. Crews worked to extinguish the fire while confirming that no one was inside the duplex style apartments. The residents were away and no injuries were associated with this fire.

The fire was extinguished and crews began searching for hot spots. A fire investigator was called and will be working to determine the cause of this fire. Damage estimates are still being determined.


Attached Media Files: Affected duplex , Crews work on attic , Firefighter on Roof
The City of Newberg and Ms. Betz reached an agreement of separation
Newberg-Dundee Police Dept. - 08/28/15
PRESS RELEASE FROM THE OFFICE OF THE INTERIM CITY MANAGER AND CITY ADMINISTRATION


City Manager's Office
(503) 537-1207
414 East First St.
City Attorney PO Box 970
(503) 537-1206 Newberg, OR 97132
"Working Together For A Better Community-Serious About Service"
PRESS RELEASE 14
To: Flash Alert
Date: August 28, 2015
The City and Ms. Betz reached an agreement of separation
The City of Newberg and Ms. Jacque Betz have reached an agreement of separation. Ms. Betz
resigned as City Manager to allow the City to focus on other issues. She was appointed as City
Manager in June 2014 after a national search for a new city manager. Ms. Betz was serving as
City Manager of the City of Florence, Oregon.
From the beginning, Ms. Betz worked very hard for the city and the community. She was
successful in steering the finances of City to overcome the recent recession. Ms. Betz was
implementing a salary survey to bring equity throughout the organization to unrepresented
employees. She recruited and hired a new finance director, community development director,
and interim human resource director.
Ms. Betz reached out to the business community and the Chamber of Commerce. She was
interested in economic development as well as downtown revitalization. Ms. Betz initiated a
goal setting process for the City Council by which the City could focus on the future.
Some of Ms. Betz's first year accomplishments with the City have been highlighted below.
?,? Working with the finance director, she presented a simplified balanced budget and
internally audited fund balances so the city had a true picture of city finances.
?,? Through her stewardship, the city received a clean audit, financial statements were
prepared and presented in a timely manner, and a simplified balanced budget was
approved by the budget committee and adopted by the council.
?,? The city through her guidance was successful in refunding bonds, which provided a
considerable amount of savings (over $800,000) for the city's taxpayers.
Ms. Betz's success as city manager is reflected in her first year performance evaluation, which
was ready to be approved by the City Council in late July. The City Council met with Ms. Betz in
Executive Session to discuss her performance. As a result, the City Council published its findings
in an annual evaluation finding her performance "between above standard and outstanding."
The complete evaluation can be found on the city's web page under City Council Agenda items
for the July 20th, 2015 council meeting.
The City thanks Ms. Betz for her service and dedication to the Newberg community. Ms.
Jacque Betz resigned as City Manager effective August 20, 2015.
Fall road restrictions return to the Tillamook State Forest
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/28/15
Road restrictions will return to the western side of the Tillamook State Forest this fall to improve deer and elk movement during hunting season. These restrictions are designed to reduce pressure on wildlife during increased hunting periods.

Forestry and wildlife officials say that some area roads will be closed to motorized vehicles during archery and rifle hunting seasons in September, October and November. Selected roads in the Trask, Wilson and Nehalem river areas will be gated and signed.

Hunters and other recreationists can access gated areas by foot, mountain bike, horse or other non-motorized options. Locations of gated areas change year-to-year based on access needs, forest conditions and operations.

Celebrating a six-year partnership, ODF continues working with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) and the Tillamook chapter of the Oregon Hunters Association throughout this period.

Motorized access by ODF staff or contractors working in these areas may occur. Maps of road management areas are available at the Tillamook ODF office located at 5005 Third St., Tillamook and at the ODF Tillamook District's website at: http://cms.oregon.gov/odf/pages/field/tillamook/abouttillamook.aspx. Click on the "Recreation" link for more information.
Portland Man Dies in Motorcycle Crash (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/28/15
Crash Photo
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August 28, 2015--Sheriff's Deputies responded to a report of a motorcycle rider that was missing. The rider was later located deceased over an embankment.

On August 27, 2015, at 10:22 a.m., Washington County Sheriff's Deputies were called to the area of NW Highway 26 in the community of Timber. It was reported a group of 10 motorcycles had been riding in the area the previous night. The group reportedly had a final stop in Vernonia then departed in different directions. A family member reported that Vadim Danilin, 24, from Portland did not return home and no one has seen or heard from him since they left Vernonia.

Sheriff's Deputies began an extensive search of the roadways in the remote area. With a large area to search, Sheriff's Deputies searched for any signs of a crash or where Mr. Danilin's 2005 Suzuki GSXR600 motorcycle may have left the roadway.

On August 27, 2015, at 7:43 p.m., Sheriff's Deputies were notified by a searcher that they found signs where a motorcycle left the roadway at the 26000 block of NW Timber Road. Vadim Danilin was located deceased near his motorcycle, about 40 yards over an embankment after failing to negotiate a curve and striking a tree.

It appears that excessive speed may have been a contributing factor in this crash.
The Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team assisted with this investigation.


Attached Media Files: Crash Photo
Woodland Police seek help identifying theft suspect (Photo)
Woodland Police - 08/28/15
Suspect exiting Safeway
Suspect exiting Safeway
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The Woodland Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in identifying a theft suspect. The theft occurred in the parking lot of the Woodland Safeway located at 1725 Pacific Ave. in Woodland on 8/27/2015 at about 2:40 pm. The accompanying photo obtained from Safeway's store security footage shows the female suspect as she exits the store to the parking lot. An eyewitness watched the female suspect put her two small children in a late model beige passenger car. The suspect then reached inside the open passenger side window of a silver Nissan Altima that was parked next to the suspect vehicle and removed an I Phone 6 belonging to 73 year old Ronald Boucher before getting into her car and leaving the parking lot. Anyone with information is urged to call the Woodland Police Dept. at 360-225-6965.


Attached Media Files: Suspect exiting Safeway , Suspect exiting Safeway
Campfire ban lifted in Tillamook
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/28/15
Campfires are again allowed effective Saturday, August 29, on Tillamook State Forest, Bureau of Land Management, and Tillamook County Parks in designated campgrounds and sites only.

Last week, due to high fire danger and extreme dry weather, a ban on campfires was put in place. The weather pattern has shifted to rain starting Friday and will likely continue into Monday.

Regulated Use on forestland is still in place. This means NO:
Campfires outside of designated campgrounds and sites
Charcoal briquettes
Fireworks
Sky Lanterns
Exploding Targets
Smoking except in closed vehicles or on improved roads

Public is still required to carry a shovel and 1 gallon of water or 2 ?1/2 lb extinguisher when traveling in the forest.

A burn ban still applies to burn barrels and debris piles.

Oregon State Parks statewide campfire ban is still in effect.
Recreational target shooters asked to prevent the next fire: A statement from the Forest Grove District Forester
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/28/15
[Video statement from Mike Cafferata, ODF Forest Grove District Forester: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EwLSu2U7LE&feature=youtu.be]

"In the Forest Grove Area we have had eight fires this year confirmed to have been started by recreational target shooting. These fires prompted evacuations, burned 74 acres of the Tillamook State Forest and other forestland, and cost $500,000 in suppression costs," said Mike Cafferata, Oregon Department of Forestry District Forester in Forest Grove.

The fires ignited when bullets struck the backstops of targets, not by common causes such as cigarettes or campfires that sometimes accompany recreational shooting. Hot fragments of metal jacketing that land in dry grasses or other flammable material can ignite the fuel. The most recent fire was caused by a homeowner shooting at his personal range. He saw the flames start through his scope, and was prepared with two fire extinguishers on hand, but could not get to the fire start soon enough to extinguish the flames. Before Oregon Department of Forestry and Hillsboro Fire Department trucks arrived, the fire required evacuations.

"This year the forest is as dry as it has ever been. Fires that do start are much harder to control, and the many fires statewide have drawn resources away from our local area," said Cafferata.

"We urge everyone to recognize the risk of recreational shooting under the current conditions and be vigilant about prevention and risk. Don't shoot on hot, dry days. Always shoot into a non-flammable backstop. Be sure it is clear of flammable debris for 20 feet on all sides, and always have a fire extinguisher and shovel available while checking the backstop for signs of fire before leaving. It's critical that we all do our part to prevent the next human-caused fire," he said.

Other resources:
State of Oregon wildfire site
Oregon Department of Forestry fire blog
Oregon Department of Forestry wildfire resources
Keep Oregon Green
Oregon Department of Forestry social media
Police Officer Training Collaborative Awarded a Two-Year Federal Grant to Further Develop their Mindfulness-Based Resilience Training
Pacific University - 08/28/15
HILLSBORO -- A community-based partnership of police officers, university research psychologists and a mindfulness instructor has been working on a novel approach to police officer resilience.

Earlier this month, the partnership received a significant boost when the National Institutes of Health's National Center for Complementary & Integrative Health awarded Pacific University's School of Professional Psychology a grant of $379,500 over a two-year period to further develop and study the effects of Mindfulness-Based Resilience Training (MBRT).

MBRT is a mind-body fitness course that brings contemporary neuroscience, medicine, psychology and experiential learning together in the classroom. Participants learn skills and techniques that enhance their mental clarity and personal health, as well as mindful exercise that emphasize range of motion and injury prevention. Participants also learn practical skills to assist mitigation of stressors in the field, office and at home.

Michael Christopher, an associate professor in the School of Professional Psychology and principal investigator, said the grant would allow the collaborative to further examine the feasibility and impact of the training on specific stressors experienced by officers.

Christopher, whose research interests include mindfulness training among diverse groups, and assistant professor and principal investigator Matthew Hunsinger, whose research interests include mindfulness practice and intergroup relations, began their work with the collaborative in 2013.

Lt. Richard Goerling of the Hillsboro Police Department, a nationally recognized authority on mindfulness in police trainings, and Brant Rogers of the Stress Reduction Clinic at Yoga Hillsboro, a nationally recognized mindfulness-based trainer certified by University of Massachusetts Medical School, initiated the collaborative police trainings in 2006.

Three groups of police officers completed the MBRT training taught by Rogers, with assistance from Goerling, and Christopher and Hunsinger investigated the preliminary impact of the program on the officers' resilience.

The initial findings, Christopher said, were very encouraging. "We found a variety of positive outcomes, including improvements in mental health, physical health, better sleep, less anger and lower fatigue."

To build on these preliminary findings, researchers will use a more sophisticated research design as a result of the grant. The design will measure outcomes such as stress hormone levels, unconscious social bias and its relationship to split-second decision-making, and mental clarity under duress.

"All of these are crucial elements of job performance in what is a very high-stress profession," Christopher said.

Any law enforcement agency or individual officer is welcome to participate, Christopher said. So far, the Hillsboro Police, Beaverton Police and Clackamas County Sheriff departments have all expressed interest in the training, which is expected to begin in January. Interested agencies or officers can contact Christopher at MBRT@pacificu.edu.

"This has the potential to improve the effectiveness and health of officers as well as the well-being of their families and the communities they serve," Christopher said.
Reynolds School District Hosts Dr. Pedro Noguera (Photo)
Reynolds Sch. Dist. - 08/28/15
Pedro Noguera photograph
Pedro Noguera photograph
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You are invited to attend an Evening with Dr. Pedro Noguera on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 from 5:30 to 7pm at Reynolds High School, Auditorium in the Arts and Communications Building, which is located 1698 SW Cherry Park Rd in Troutdale. Access is from the west Side of Building Adjacent to Columbia Park.


Dr. Noguera will be speaking on the topic of Excellence Through Equity: Principles and Practices

Standards and accountability has succeeded in bringing greater attention to disparities in student achievement. Little attention has been given to what it takes to create conditions in schools that will make achievement for all students more likely.

How do we place equity at the center of education reform?

How do we support and cultivate effective teaching in schools?

This presentation will describe principles and practices that have proven effective in meeting the needs of a wide variety of learners. It will also explore how schools can develop effective partnerships with parents and community groups to further efforts to raise achievement.

Dr. Noguera is an author, researcher and advocate for promoting student achievement, preventing youth violence, the potential impact of school choice and vouchers on urban public schools, and race and ethnic relations in American society. Some materials from Dr. Noguera writings are available online at inmotionmagazine.com. Some sample lecures are available at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSehZPz2NoY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrwdaOWPfyo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWNg7xG1kcg

Media credentials should be requested from Andrea Watson at awatson@rsd7.net by Tuesday, September 1 at 2pm.


Attached Media Files: Pedro Noguera photograph
Newberg Recreational Fire Restriction Lifted Effective August 28th
Newberg-Dundee Police Dept. - 08/28/15
Critical fire conditions have subsided for Yamhill County. As a result, the Newberg Fire Department is lifting the recreational burning restrictions that were put in place on August 21st. The restrictions on all open-flame recreational fires, including backyard fire pits, patio fire pits, propane campfire pits and charcoal barbecues has been lifted effective immediately.

This is only for the City of Newberg and Newberg Rural Fire Protection District. The Oregon Department of Forestry still bans all open flames within their jurisdiction.

Please remember that the fuels are still very dry and use caution when enjoying these devices.

Please also note that seasonal burning restrictions on backyard and agricultural burning are still in effect. For more information, call the Newberg Burn Information Line at 503-538-7441.
Media Advisory: Beaverton Mayor to Lead Tour of Canyon Road to Highlight Necessity of TIGER Grant Project (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 08/28/15
An artist’s rendering shows the improvements that will be made along Canyon Road such as wider and safer sidewalks and upgraded landscaping. (Courtesy of City of Beaverton)
An artist’s rendering shows the improvements that will be made along Canyon Road such as wider and safer sidewalks and upgraded landscaping. (Courtesy of City of Beaverton)
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What: Mayor Denny Doyle will lead a tour of the Canyon Road project for Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici.


Where: Canyon Road (Oregon Highway 8), beginning at The Beaverton Building, 12725 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton, Or 97005


When: Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 3 p.m.


Why: The City of Beaverton has applied for a $10 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant for the Canyon Road (OR 8) Safety and Complete Corridor Project.


Photo op: Mayor Doyle will point out project highlights and the areas needing improvement along Canyon Road.


BEAVERTON, Ore. - The City of Beaverton has applied for a $10 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant for the Canyon Road (OR 8) Safety and Complete Corridor Project. On Tuesday, Sept. 1 Mayor Doyle will lead a tour of Canyon Road for Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici.


"The Canyon Road project is key to revitalizing downtown Beaverton," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "Our community vision calls for safer streets for pedestrians and bicyclists, easier ways to get to and from transit centers, and development in our downtown--this project touches on all of those aspects."


The Canyon Road project will:


Increase safety for all mode types and users through sidewalk repair and enhancements, safer pedestrian crossings, correction of auto and freight turning conflicts, and traffic calming


Provide better connectivity across Canyon Road for bicyclists and pedestrians seeking access to transit or a safe route to work


Facilitate economic development and reinvestment with increased transportation choices and greater access to transit and job centers


The project started from the community's vision of downtown Beaverton as a connected, vibrant place, with particular emphasis on improving the safety, congestion and environment on Canyon and Farmington Roads. Oregon Highway 8 is a critical part of the local regional and service sector jobs in Beaverton, Hillsboro and Portland. The highway is adjacent to light rail.


The estimated total cost of the project is $20.8 million. The project is supported by the city's and ODOT's non-federal match totaling $5.8 million and an additional $1.5 million from the Washington County MSTIP Opportunity Fund. Pre-engineering and design of the project was funded through a $1 million HUD Sustainable Communities Challenge Grant. The project is also supported by $3.5 million in Regional Flex Fund dollars, awarded by Metro in 2013.


"Now is the time to make these much needed improvements," said Mayor Doyle. "We've gathered nearly 70 letters of support from local businesses. We're ready for TIGER and we're ready to move forward with this important project."


For more information, please contact Todd Juhasz, transportation planner at tjuhasz@BeavertonOregon.gov or at 503-526-2424.


ABOUT BEAVERTON
Beaverton is a welcoming and responsible city that enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. In 2015, Beaverton was recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest (according to CQ Press for cities more than 75,000). Recently, the city's award-winning finance department received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award as well as the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was named one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine and recognized as one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine. The city was named one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com and one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine. The city also received the Recycler of the Year award from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, received a Silver Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists, and recognized as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities. Lastly, the city's nationally acclaimed visioning program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter and also received the prestigious 3CMA Award of Excellence.


For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov. Also follow Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton, or Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.


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Attached Media Files: An artist’s rendering shows the improvements that will be made along Canyon Road such as wider and safer sidewalks and upgraded landscaping. (Courtesy of City of Beaverton)
Media Advisory: Today's Flicks by the Fountain Event Cancelled Due to Inclement Weather
City of Beaverton - 08/28/15
BEAVERTON, Ore. - The August 28 Flicks by the Fountain has been cancelled due to inclement weather. Tonight's film, Jurassic Park, will not be rescheduled.


After consultation with the city's emergency management team and close monitoring of reports from the National Weather Service, the city has determined that the safest course of action is to cancel tonight's event. The outdoor movie screen cannot be used during poor weather.


The Flicks by the Fountain series has concluded for the season.


For more information about Flicks by the Fountain or other citywide events, call 503-526-2559, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/Events or email events@BeavertonOregon.gov.


For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov. Also follow Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton, or Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.


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Police called to Woodburn home after small explosion
Woodburn Police - 08/28/15
Woodburn police officers responded to a report of an explosion and fire in the 700 block of S. Cascade Drive at 12:08 Friday morning.

Upon arrival, officers learned that an adult male was working in his garage when an unknown person threw an object in his garage that exploded, causing a small fire in a garbage can and also burning and scorching other items in the garage. The fires were extinguished by the homeowner prior to police arrival.

A taped box was located in the driveway that the homeowner did not recognize. Officers could not determine what type of device it was and Oregon State Bomb Squad was called to the scene. Bomb technicians were able to determine the box was empty and that the explosive device thrown into the garage was a mortar-style firework. No one sustained any injuries.

This case is still under investigation. If anyone has any information please contact the Woodburn Police Department at 503-982-2345.
Red Cross Assists Family Affected by Home Fire in Clark County
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/28/15
Red Cross disaster action team volunteers this morning responded to a single-family home fire that occurred in the 14000 block of NE Axford Rd in Battleground, WA. The fire affected two adults, three children and several pets. Red Cross provided comfort kits, blankets and information about recovery services.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in communities across Oregon and southwest Washington. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 to schedule an appointment.

Know what to do before, during and after a home fire. Take a few moments to review your family's exit plan should there be a fire in your home. This information, and more, is available at www.redcross.org or in a free Prepare! Resource Guide published by the American Red Cross Cascades Region. The guide can be downloaded at http://rdcrss.org/1zq8XW6.
Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Until Tuesday September 1
Portland Police Bureau - 08/28/15
Sgt. Greg Stewart is the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) until Tuesday September 1, 2015, at 5:00 p.m.

Sgt. Stewart will be available by email or media-only pager to answer questions or respond to incidents with a clear need for immediate public notification due to community safety concerns.

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Oregon National Guard Soldiers, Airmen scheduled to complete fire training, deploy to fire bases (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 08/28/15
Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers practice smothering fires during wild land fires training at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, in Salem, Oregon, Aug. 25. The group spent four days training to assist the Oregon Department of Fores
Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers practice smothering fires during wild land fires training at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, in Salem, Oregon, Aug. 25. The group spent four days training to assist the Oregon Department of Fores
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SALEM, Oregon (Aug. 28, 2015)--The additional 250 Oregon National Guard members activated to assist with ongoing firefighting efforts throughout the state are scheduled to complete their firefighting training at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST), in Salem, Oregon on Saturday, Aug. 29.

The group, comprised of Citizen-Airmen from the 142nd Fighter Wing in Portland, Oregon, and the 173rd Fighter Wing in Klamath Falls, Oregon, and Citizen-Soldiers from the Oregon Army National Guard's 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, are scheduled to deploy to firebases in eastern and central Oregon on Sunday, Aug. 30.

The media is invited to view their field training on Aug. 29, at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, located at 4190 Aumsville Highway, Salem, Oregon 97317.

The first group of 125 Oregon Soldiers who were activated, completed their firefighting training at DPSST on Aug. 25, and are currently assisting first responders, initial attack contract crews and fire managers at a firebase near John Day. This initial group comes from Oregon Army National Guard units across the state, including; 224 Engineering Company, 1-186 Infantry Battalion, 1-82 Cavalry, 141 Brigade Support Battalion and 1249 Engineer Company. They join Soldiers from Charlie 7-158 Aviation, and Army and Air National Guard Joint Staff who have been participating in the effort since Aug. 3.

The Oregon National Guard has an ongoing agreement with the Oregon Department of Forestry known as Operation Plan Smokey, which stipulates the details of how Oregon National Guard members will be utilized to assist in annual firefighting. This agreement is reviewed annually by both agencies' leadership.

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Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers practice smothering fires during wild land fires training at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, in Salem, Oregon, Aug. 25. The group spent four days training to assist the Oregon Department of Forestry during the 2015 firefighting season, and have since deployed to the fire lines early on Aug. 26. They will be joined by 250 more Oregon Citizen-Airmen and Citizen-Soldiers who began their training at DPSST on Aug. 26, and are expected to deploy to the fire lines Aug. 30. Photo by Sgt. Tianna Waite, 41 Infantry Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs.


Attached Media Files: Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers practice smothering fires during wild land fires training at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, in Salem, Oregon, Aug. 25. The group spent four days training to assist the Oregon Department of Fores
Evergreen Public Schools set to welcome students back September 2, 2015
Evergreen Sch. Dist. - 08/28/15
Vancouver, Wash. - The 2015-2016 school year will begin Wednesday, September 2, for the more than 26,000 students in Evergreen Public Schools. The beginning of the year, always an exciting time for students and their families, will be marked by a variety of new programs and initiatives throughout the district.

The year was kicked off Monday, August 24, by district administrators who welcomed 150 new teachers to the district during the annual "New Teacher Induction." Following that induction, the school board unanimously passed the 2015-2016 budget at Tuesday's board meeting.

Students in the district's 21 elementary schools will notice a change on the very first day. In order to comply with new state regulations, the elementary school day will be extended by ten minutes. Schools will now release students at 3:00pm (early schools) and 3:45pm (late schools). Visit www.evergreenps.org for a complete list of schools and hours.

The district continues to add support for families this year, opening Family and Community Resource Centers at an additional five elementary schools - Ellsworth, Endeavour, Image, Mill Plain and Sifton. The centers, now at ten schools, provide food, clothing, and other necessities to families in need. The district is committed to helping middle and high school students in need, as well. A new partnership with C-Tran and Vancouver Parks and Recreation will provide students in need with free bus passes that can be used anywhere in Clark County, and access to the Marshall and Firstenberg Community Centers.

Another new partnership for the district includes an expanded presence of the Southwest Washington Childcare Consortium (SWCCC). The SWCCC plans to offer before and after school care for students at Burnt Bridge Creek, Endeavour, Fircrest, Marrion and Sifton elementary schools. That's in addition to the programs already available at 11 other district schools.

Following the successful "Stuff the Bus" school supply drive and the "Write Start" program, the Evergreen School District Foundation (ESDF) is ready to start handing out school supplies. New this year, schools will directly disburse supplies from the Foundation. This change will help ensure that students in each school are getting the supplies they truly need.

Finally, employees at the district's Administrative Service Center (ASC) started a "Fresh Start Clothing Drive for Students in Transition Program" designed to provide students in need with new clothes and shoes.

For a complete list of upcoming events and news articles for Evergreen Public Schools, visit the district website (www.evergreenps.org) or follow the district on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.


About Evergreen Public Schools
Established in 1945, Evergreen Public Schools (Evergreen School District 114) is the fifth largest school district in the state of Washington. The district is home to 37 schools, serving the educational needs of more than 26,000 students. With just over 3,000 employees, Evergreen Public Schools is the third largest employer in Southwest Washington.
Portland Fire & Rescue Upgrades a Commercial Fire to a 2nd Alarm in NE Portland (Photo)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 08/28/15
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Portland Fire & Rescue initially responded to an automatic alarm at approximately 5:20 am at 6435 NE Colwood Way, Full Bore Innovations. Witnesses in the area saw smoke coming from the building and called 911. When fire crews arrived, they saw smoke and flames coming from the 2nd floor windows. Due to difficult access into the building and the manufacturing equipment inside, it was difficult to get water on the fire. The incident commander then called for a 2nd alarm which brought more resources. Crews were able to get the fire under control around 6:00 am.

Fire crews did find a hole burned in the floor at the top of the stairs to the second floor. The crews marked the hole and kept other firefighters from falling through.

No one was in the building at the time of the fire and no one was injured.

The fire cause is under investigation. Fire crews are still on scene mopping up hot spots and working with the fire investigator.


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08/27/15
Gresham Police Increase DUII Enforcement for Labor Day Weekend
Gresham Police Dept - 08/27/15
Gresham, Ore. - The Gresham Police Department is participating in a nationwide traffic safety campaign focusing on impaired drivers this Labor Day weekend, Sept. 4 through 8, 2015.

Officers will perform enhanced DUII focused patrols throughout Gresham, looking for drivers operating vehicles under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. The goal of this campaign: save lives by removing impaired drivers from the streets.

The Cost of Drunk Driving in 2013:

Approximately one-third of US traffic fatalities involved drunk drivers with blood alcohol concentrations [BACs] of .08 or higher; resulting in 10,076 deaths from these preventable crashes.

Over Labor Day weekend, there were 424 crash fatalities nationwide. Almost half (48%) of those fatal crashes involved drivers who had been drinking (.01+ BAC), 38% involved drivers who were legally drunk (.08+ BAC), and more than 25% involved drivers whose BAC was almost twice the illegal limit (.15+ BAC).

Approximately 1 in 5 child (12 and younger) passenger deaths were in drunk driving crashes. 71% of the time, it was the child's own driver who was drunk.

Of those child passengers killed while riding with a drunk driver, 44% were not buckled at the time of the crash.


The Labor Day DUII campaign is designed to deter people from driving while impaired by implementing high-visibility enforcement and increasing the number of officers on the streets who are assertively seeking to identify and stop impaired drivers.

Ways to prevent impaired driving:

?,? Stop alcohol service long before the event is over.
?,? Prepare for guests to stay the night or assist with calling for cab service.
?,? Choose a responsible designated driver.
?,? Serve plenty of food to lessen the effects of alcohol.
?,? Offer a wide range of non-alcoholic beverages.
?,? Report impaired drivers by calling 911.

Grant funds from the Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon Impact support these extra high-visibility DUII patrols.
Fire Destroys Sheriff's Office Substation in Mill City (Photo)
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 08/27/15
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Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports today at 11:39 A.M. a fire was reported at a building owned by the city of Mill City located at 274 SW 2nd Street in Mill City.

The building which is approximately 7440 square feet, houses the Linn County Sheriff's Office Substation, the city public works shop area, city library and the city archive storage area. The entire building is a total loss with a combined value of approximately $900,000.

The Mill City Fire Department quickly responded and extinguished the fire minimizing collateral damage to surrounding buildings.

Deputies learned a city public works employee, 58 year-old Gerald L Curtis, had parked some small equipment inside the building. Curtis noticed a small fire had started near the equipment he had just parked. Curtis used a nearby water hose in attempt to extinguish the fire. The fire continued to spread at which time Curtis ran out of the building to evacuate others in the building.

Two deputies were typing reports in the substation when they heard popping sounds coming from the public works area. Deputies reported seeing the common wall between the substation and the public works building turn orange in color. Deputies said flames then started coming through the wall as they evacuated the building. The substation contained computer systems, files, desks and other office equipment. The total dollar amount for the loss of Sheriff's Office equipment is unknown at this time.


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53 Traffic Citations Issued During Four-Hour Pedestrian Safety Mission in Gresham
Gresham Police Dept - 08/27/15
Gresham, Ore. -The Gresham Police Department conducted a pedestrian safety mission on Aug. 19, 2015 at the intersection of SE Stark St. and SE 182nd Ave., resulting in 53 citations. Aiming to raise safety awareness for drivers and pedestrians regarding pedestrian right-of-way laws, officers handed out educational brochures and citations during a four-hour period in the evening.

Officers issued 22 citations for crosswalk infractions and 31 citations for other offenses, including: illegal cell phone use, illegal U-turn, failure to use a seat belt, driving with a suspended license, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, failure to obey a traffic control device, not providing proof of insurance, expired registration, and careless driving. The careless driving citation stemmed from a commercial vehicle hitting a vehicle that was stopped for someone using the crosswalk.

Motorists must stop and yield to pedestrians who are waiting to cross, or who are in the process of crossing the roadway. Motorists are also required to stop at all crosswalks when a vehicle is already stopped in a lane next to the one they are traveling in.

As students return to school, traffic officers will again focus on school zone safety. Police remind all drivers that the 20 MPH school zone speed limit will be enforced on all school days.

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Public invited to SE First Street Project Open House on Tuesday, Sept. 1
City of Vancouver - 08/27/15
Vancouver, Wash. - The City of Vancouver will hold an Open House for the Southeast First Street Improvement Project from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 1, in the Mill Plain Elementary School gymnasium, 400 S.E. 164th Ave. The public is invited to drop by at any time during the informal, two-hour open house to view the proposed design and speak with the project team about future improvements to this key east Vancouver corridor.

The City has been working on design and environmental requirements needed to upgrade Southeast First Street from a two-lane rural road to a complete urban street system with sidewalks, bike facilities, stormwater facilities, street lights, and sounds walls where required. The overall First Street project spans from 164th Avenue to 192nd Avenue. Using traffic volumes now and projected 20 years into the future, the proposed design envisions a three-lane street, with one lane in each direction and a center turn lane. Near major intersections of 164th and 192nd avenues, the design provides for four-lane street with dual left-turn lanes.

To best utilize current project funding of $1.6 million in federal grants and about $700,000 in matching City funds, design efforts are primarily focused on the segment of First Street from 164th Avenue to 177th Avenue. This existing funding is expected to allow for some rights-of-way acquisition in this segment. However, there is currently no identified funding for completion of the right-of-way process or for construction of improvements. The City is continuing to seek funding opportunities for this high-priority project.

Upgrading the rural-type roadway to current urban standards is expected to enhance safety, improve the road surface, and increase connectivity for homeowners, employees and businesses along the corridor.

Information about the project is being posted online at www.cityofvancouver.us/FirstStreet. Ongoing updates will be provided as the project progresses and more information becomes available. Individuals requiring reasonable accommodation for information above may request written materials in alternate formats, physical accessibility accommodations, or other reasonable accommodation. Contact City of Vancouver Construction Services at 360-487-7750 or email constructioninfo@cityofvancouver.us.

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Acting Public Information Officer (PIO)
Tualatin Police Dept. - 08/27/15
Lt. Greg Pickering will be Tualatin Police Department's acting public information officer from Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 5:00pm through Monday, August 31, 2015 at 8:00am. He can be reached at 503-572-7717.

Captain Larry Braaksma will be Tualatin Police Department's acting public information officer from Monday, August 31, 2015 at 8:00am through Friday, September 4, 2015 at 8:00am. He can be reached at 971-563-1153.

Jennifer Massey will resume as the public information officer on Friday, September 4, 2015 at 8:00am.
East Precinct Officers Arrest Vandalism Suspect After Early Morning Crime Spree in Southeast Portland
Portland Police Bureau - 08/27/15
In the early morning hours of Thursday August 27, 2015, East Precinct officers responded to numerous reports of broken windows at businesses along Southeast Division Street, including Kelli's Cafe, Key Bank, Northwest Auto Wholesale, and Duke's. All of these businesses were located from Southeast 162nd Avenue past 148th Avenue. Additionally, officers discovered the American Legion and the Stop & Go Market, on 122nd Avenue near Division Street were also damaged.

Officers reviewed surveillance video from Northwest Auto Wholesale and were able to get a good description of the suspect.

At approximately 12:00 p.m., an officer saw the suspect at Southeast 139th Avenue and Main Street and took him into custody without incident.

Officers have linked him to numerous incidents of vandalism along Southeast Division Street.

The suspect, 45-year-old Jaime Harold Calderon, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Criminal Mischief in the First Degree (six counts). His booking photo should be available shortly at http://www.mcso.us

If other businesses suffered damage consistent with these incidents, they should file a report online at http://www.portlandpolice.com or by calling the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

Additional case numbers can be emailed to Officer Wayne Schull, wayne.schull@portlandoregon.gov.

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Deputies Investigate Arson in Tangent (Photo)
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 08/27/15
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Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports that on August 26 at approximately 9:30 P.M. his 9-1-1 dispatch center received a call of a fire on Tangent Loop near Tangent Drive, south of Albany. Tangent Fire Department and deputies responded to the location to find a barn on fire that was suspicious in nature.

After the fire was extinguished, fire personnel and deputies located several other locations on the property where fires appear to have been started. The barn was a total loss and the value of the barn is unknown at this time.

The Linn County Sheriff's Office is investigating the fire as arson. The Tangent Fire Department, Oregon State Fire Marshal and the Oregon State Crime Lab are assisting detectives with the investigation.

Anyone with information regarding the fire is asked to contact Detective Scott Christensen at the Linn County Sheriff's Office at (541) 917-6680.


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Three Community Leaders Join the Vancouver Chamber Board of Directors (Photo)
Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce - 08/27/15
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(VANCOUVER, WA) - The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce (GVCC) is excited to announce the addition of three new community leaders onto our 2015-2016 Board of Directors. We welcome one retail business owner, a community-building CPA, and the Vancouver School District Superintended to our roster. These three new board members will be recognized at the Chamber's "Annual Officer Installation and Business & Leadership Awards" event on Thursday, September 10th at the Hilton (301 W 6th St, Vancouver, WA 98660). To attend please RSVP at www.vancouverusa.com. The cost is $60/person.

The New GVCC Board Members are:

Dr. Steve Webb - Vancouver School District Superintendent
Dr. Webb will bring his extensive education experience to the Chamber's Board of Directors. Dr. Webb has a distinguished 31-year career in public education in Washington and California. He has served as superintendent, deputy superintendent, assistant superintendent (for secondary learning and technology); and as principal and associate principal, high school teacher and, finally, as a coach. In 2014, Steve was one of eight public school leaders in the nation selected by eSchool News as a 2014 Tech-Savvy Superintendent. Dr. Webb is a hands-on leader who regularly visits classrooms at 37 school sites and periodically works the various jobs of the district's 3,300 employees. Dr. Webb has an educational doctorate from Seattle University, a master of arts in teaching from Lewis and Clark College, and a bachelor of arts in politics and government from the University of Puget Sound. Since moving to Vancouver, Webb has become actively involved in the community through civic organizations and his church. He serves on the boards for the Rotary Foundation, Boys and Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington, Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools, and the Washington State University Vancouver Advisory Council.

Lisa Goecke - Perkins & Co.
Lisa has been in public accounting since 1986; and with Perkins & Co since 1990. In 2002 she was elected shareholder at Perkins & Co. Lisa concentrates her practice on audit and business consulting for closely held businesses, including valuations, management succession, mergers and acquisitions, and estate planning. Her clients include investment funds as well as businesses in transportation, manufacturing, professional services, distribution, and real estate. Lisa enjoys strong, long-term relationships with many of her clients due, in large part, to her ability to provide a full spectrum of business advisory services. Lisa is an active board member of the Columbia River Economic Development Council (CREDC) and works with prospective companies looking to move into Clark County.

Amy O'Hara - When the Shoe Fits
Amy is the co-owner of When The Shoe Fits, a local shoe store chain. A Seattle native, Amy developed her career in footwear first in retail and then in wholesale where she eventually became a regional sales manager for the StrideRite Corporation. Her wholesale career moved her around the West Coast but she landed in Vancouver in 1993 and knew she had found home. Amy, with her husband Alan, founded When the Shoe Fits in 2004 and they have since expanded to a successful 4-door chain. She is the mother to two teenage boys and in her off-time loves all things outdoors and is incredibly dedicated to losing one running race after another. She makes it a priority to support local charities and lists Habitat for Humanity and Meals on Wheels as two of her favorites. With a sincere passion for a thriving small business community she is eager to support local entrepreneurs.

About the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce (GVCC):
Founded in 1890, the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce (GVCC) is a non-profit organization aimed at advancing and strengthening the regional business community through member services, public affairs advocacy and community building. The Chamber is a supportive alliance of diverse member businesses, individuals and organizations, working together toward long-term business prosperity. The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce is the heart of Clark County's business community, advocating for sound, sensible and dynamic policies that ensure a vital economic climate while improving Vancouver's infrastructure and quality of life. For more information, please visit www.vancouverusa.com.
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Battle Ground School Board Approves 2015-16 Budget
Battle Ground Sch. Dist. - 08/27/15
Battle Ground Public Schools' Board of Directors unanimously approved the 2015-16 district budget at its meeting Monday night. The district expects to receive $151.9 million in revenues for the year, an increase of 10 percent over last year's budget.

At their meeting, board members approved allocations for four main buckets: day-to-day operations, including $500,000 for the general fund reserve; student activities; debt services (bonds) and facilities projects.

The majority of the district's revenue increase ($10.3 million) will come from the state. The Washington Legislature approved additional funding for school districts around the state for salary and benefit increases, class-size reduction, full-day kindergarten and maintenance and supplies. Battle Ground Public Schools receives about 71 percent of its revenues from state funding. The district also receives federal funds, levy dollars, and money from local, non-tax sources.

Most of Battle Ground's increase in state revenues is tied to a 3 percent cost of living adjustment (COLA) and benefit increases that the legislature is giving to state-funded staff. The district must match the COLA and benefit increases for unfunded staff from other revenue sources. About 35 percent of Battle Ground's staff is not funded by state dollars. The COLA and benefits match for unfunded staff, about $1.4 million, reduces the amount of Battle Ground's discretionary funds to $1.5 million.

Budget enhancements from state funding include:
Maintenance, supplies and operating costs increased by $362 to $1,210 per student for a total apportionment of $3.6 million.

The district could receive an additional $852,000 for K-3 class size reduction if it meets reduced class-size requirements.

The state provided a 3 percent COLA for funded staff totaling $868,000 and benefit and retirement increases totaling $948,000, also for funded staff.

Full-day kindergarten funding for salary and benefits only at Maple Grove School totals $135,000.

The district received an additional $2.2 million for special education and alternative learning programs.
Recycling Beyond Bags kicks off with special Saturday event
City of Vancouver - 08/27/15
Vancouver, Wash. - Join the City of Vancouver and its partners from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Aug. 29 at the Cascade Park Safeway, 13719 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd., for the special launch of a new pilot program aimed at increasing awareness and opportunities for recycling plastic wrap, bags and film packaging.

The #RecycleBeyondBags community kick-off event features an on-site live broadcast of the popular "Weekend Warrior" radio program heard locally on KPAM 860 AM, featuring Tony and Corey from PARR Lumber.

The public is invited to stop by, learn about the #RecycleBeyondBags program, get answers to recycling questions, and find out why plastic bags and wrap don't belong in the big blue curbside recycling carts. The event includes refreshments and free drawings for prizes. Have a collection of clean and dry plastic bags, wraps and film at home? Bring them to Safeway for recycling! Can't attend Saturday? Follow us on Twitter through the hashtag #RecycleBeyondBags.

The new plastic film recycling pilot program joins together a multitude of partners and agencies interested in a comprehensive solution aimed at keeping plastic bags and wraps out of the environment and in the economy. In addition to the City of Vancouver and Safeway, these include WRAP, TREX, Waste Connections of Washington, and Clark County and its cities, with Parr Lumber joining in this launch event. Among the outreach efforts, the pilot program includes new in-store recycling bins and posters, as well as signs at checkout counters encouraging shoppers to return plastic bags and wraps for recycling.

From the wrapper around paper towels, to the sleeve holding the newspaper, to a plastic bag containing bread and bubble wrap, plastic film packaging abounds. In fact, plastic bags represent only about one-third of total plastic film packaging.

"This program aims to reduce, reuse and increase recycling of all of these materials while preventing curbside cart contamination," said Tanya Gray, Solid Waste Supervisor for the City of Vancouver. "When returned to stores for proper recycling, plastic wraps, film and bags become valuable resources for making new products, such as TREX decking lumber or new grocery bags."

Gray said if the program is successful in increasing the amount of plastic film being recycled and reducing the problem of plastic film contaminating curbside carts, the partners hope to expand the effort to more retail sites throughout the area.

Residents, businesses and retailers are encouraged to join in and recycle plastic film packaging, wrap and bags at their favorite participating store or drop-off location. Learn more at www.cityofvancouver.us/beyondbags.

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College's key SBDC advisor wins top state award (Photo)
PCC - 08/27/15
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PORTLAND, Ore. - Jackie Babicky Peterson has helped to launch at least 1,000 small businesses in her career.

So, it's not surprising that the long time business advisor at Portland Community College's Small Business Development Center has been awarded the 2015 Oregon American Small Business Development Center State Star. Each year at its national conference, the Association of Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC) honors people from each state for their service to small businesses, or who have provided a significant contribution to the state's SBDC and community.

"Being recognized as the State Star of Oregon is really meaningful to me," said Babicky Peterson, who leads the SBDC's encore entrepreneur program as a strategic advisor and instructor. "I am a great believer in the SBDC and how it helps budding entrepreneurs start and grow successful businesses. We all do great work."

Babicky Peterson, who joined PCC in 2000, is a State Star whose light shines bright beyond Oregon. She has coached, taught and counseled countless numbers of creative and DIY entrepreneurs to financial success during the past 30 years. For this work, she has gained national media attention in her work in the fast-growing areas of small business encore and solo entrepreneurship.

The State Star isn't her only accolade. The Northeast Portland resident was named one of the 100 most powerful women in the Northwest by her past clients and has been recognized with the prestigious President's Award by the Portland Business Alliance for her extensive work helping small businesses thrive.

"To me, this State Star recognition means that my personal work focused on the model of solo entrepreneurship is being accepted by my own network, and I find that the recognition of my work thrilling," added Babicky Peterson about the state's network of SBDCs. "The latest figures show that as of 2014 there are about 30 million workers who work independently in solo businesses. Many of these are creatives and encores. I am passionate about helping them find financial success."

Over the course of her career Babicky Peterson has become even more influential: from awards to writing books titled "Better, Smarter, Richer" and "Wiser, Smarter, Richer" to assisting local leaders with small business issues. In 2006, she was asked by then Portland Mayor Sam Adams to advise him on steps the city could take to support creative entrepreneurship. In 2004, she led a team that brought a small business "Bill of Rights" to the Portland City Council, which is considered a national model today.

"Her contribution and commitment to small business owners, the PCC Small Business Development Center, and its partners across the state have set the standards for all business development professionals," said PCC's SBDC Director Tammy Marquez-Oldham. "Thousands of small business owners have grown healthy businesses, benefiting their families, employees and their communities because of Jackie's advising, mentoring and teaching."

And her story doesn't stop here. Babicky Peterson has presented on encore and solo entrepreneurship nationally. She has shared elements of her program at the national conference of the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship via national webinars for the American Society on Aging, and will talk at the national conference for the ASBDC in San Francisco in September, representing Oregon's SBDCs.

The question left is whether the 72-year-old will ever slow down and retire. She admits she is spending more and more time just doing what she loves like reading, playing with her grandchildren and traveling with her husband.

"Nowadays I work a little at a time," Babicky Peterson added. "But as long as I keep my energy up and it's fun, I won't stop working."


About Portland Community College: PCC is the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon and 19th largest in the nation, serving approximately 90,000 full- and part-time students. PCC, which is roughly the size of Rhode Island, has four comprehensive campuses, eight workforce training and education centers, and 200 community locations in the Portland metropolitan area. The PCC district encompasses a 1,500-square-mile area in northwest Oregon and offers two-year degrees, one-year certificate programs, short-term training, alternative education, pre-college courses and life-long learning.

Visit PCC news on the web at http://news.pcc.edu/


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September 3 - Educational Forum to discuss changes for home and community-based services and supports in Hillsboro
Oregon Department of Human Services - 08/27/15
Beginning Monday, August 31 and ending October 1, the Department of Human Services and the Oregon Health Authority are hosting a series of educational forums throughout the state.

Thursday, September 3, the Hillsboro forum will take place at the Hillsboro Public Library.

Providers and consumers are invited to discuss upcoming changes to federal and state requirements impacting those receiving services in their home and in community-based settings. These changes will ensure more rights as well as an increased ability for people receiving services to be part of their local community.

Who: Forums are open to all and no registration is required. Family members and people receiving supports in in-home or community-based settings as well as providers for Aging and People with Disabilities (APD), Office of Developmental Disability Services (ODDS) and Addictions and Mental Health (AMH) services are encouraged to attend. Also invited are advocates and community partners.
These forums are targeted to people over age 18 and the service providers supporting individuals over the age of 18. Forums will be offered to children's providers and guardians later in 2015.

What: There will be a presentation about Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS), regulatory changes and upcoming surveys directly followed by a group discussion. Agency staff will be available to answer questions and offer guidance.

Where: Hillsboro Public Library, Event Room 2850 NE Brookwood Pkwy, Hillsboro, OR 97124

When: There will be an afternoon and evening session, each covering the same material:
Afternoon session is from 1 - 3:30 p.m.
Evening session is from 5 - 7:30 p.m.

For information about upcoming Educational Forums:
http://www.oregon.gov/dhs/seniors-disabilities/HCBS/Pages/Index.aspx

To find the closest DHS office, go to www.oregon.gov/dhs or contact 211Info for help. You can contact 211Info by dialing 2-1-1, visiting 211info.org online, texting your zip code to 898211, or e-mailing to help@211info.org.
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Veterans Advisory Committee Meeting in Hermiston
Oregon Dept. of Veterans' Affairs - 08/27/15
SALEM - The public is invited to attend and participate in the next quarterly meeting of the Advisory Committee to the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs. The meeting is being held at the Hermiston Conference Center, 415 S. Highway 395, on September 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The nine-member committee is comprised of veterans appointed by the governor to provide counsel to the director of the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs.

Registration is not required, but is encouraged. RSVP at: www.surveymonkey.com/r/CWNK5SB.

If you have questions for the committee, email them to vaac@odva.state.or.us.

For more information about the committee and its members go to: www.oregon.gov/odva/Pages/advisory.aspx.

The advisory committee's meetings are held throughout the state on the first Wednesday in March, June, September and December.
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Death Investigation - Pirate's Cove Wayside in Tillamook County
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 08/27/15
Oregon State Police (OSP) is completing the investigation into the death of a 25-year old Portland woman found deceased Tuesday morning from inhaling helium gas near Pirate's Cove Wayside in Tillamook County.

On August 25, 2015 at approximately 6:35 a.m., OSP received a report of a suspicious vehicle parked at Pirate's Cove Wayside Overlook on US 101 near milepost 55. Troopers found the woman's vehicle at a parking lot and Alexandria WAGNER, age 25, from Portland, deceased from an apparent suicide by inhaling helium gas.

OSP responded to the scene to conduct the death investigation with the assistance of the Tillamook County Medical Examiner. Other assistance was provided by the Tillamook County Sheriff's Department, Garibaldi Fire Department, and the Tillamook County District Attorney's Office.

Help is available for community members struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts. Suicide is preventable. If you or someone you know needs help with suicidal thoughts or is otherwise in an immediate mental health crisis, please contact your local crisis help resources.

Tillamook Family Counseling Center has crisis help line available 24 hours a day by calling Crisis Number 503-842-8201 or 1-800-962-2851. More information about mental health services in Tillamook County is available on their website at http://www.tfcc.org/menhs.htm

Multnomah County Mental Health Services has a crisis help line available 24 hours a day by calling Crisis Number 503-988-4888 or 1-800-716-9769. More information about mental health services in Multnomah County is available on their website at https://multco.us/mhas/mental-health-services

In addition to local resources in your community, a toll free line is available for Oregon Partnership Lifeline/National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255).
Wednesday - Educational Forum to discuss changes for home and community-based services and supports in Keizer
Oregon Department of Human Services - 08/27/15
Beginning Monday, August 31 and ending October 1, the Department of Human Services and the Oregon Health Authority are hosting a series of educational forums throughout the state.

Wednesday, September 2, the Keizer forum will take place at the Keizer City Hall.

Providers and consumers are invited to discuss upcoming changes to federal and state requirements impacting those receiving services in their home and in community-based settings. These changes will ensure more rights as well as an increased ability for people receiving services to be part of their local community.

Who: Forums are open to all and no registration is required. Family members and people receiving supports in in-home or community-based settings as well as providers for Aging and People with Disabilities (APD), Office of Developmental Disability Services (ODDS) and Addictions and Mental Health (AMH) services are encouraged to attend. Also invited are advocates and community partners.
These forums are targeted to people over age 18 and the service providers supporting individuals over the age of 18. Forums will be offered to children's providers and guardians later in 2015.

What: There will be a presentation about Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS), regulatory changes and upcoming surveys directly followed by a group discussion. Agency staff will be available to answer questions and offer guidance.

Where: Keizer City Hall, Iris Ballroom 930 Chemawa Rd NE, Keizer, Ore 97303

When: There will be an afternoon and evening session, each covering the same material:
Afternoon session is from 1 - 3:30 p.m.
Evening session is from 5 - 7:30 p.m.

For information about upcoming Educational Forums:
http://www.oregon.gov/dhs/seniors-disabilities/HCBS/Pages/Index.aspx

To find the closest DHS office, go to www.oregon.gov/dhs or contact 211Info for help. You can contact 211Info by dialing 2-1-1, visiting 211info.org online, texting your zip code to 898211, or e-mailing to help@211info.org.
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UPDATE: Inmate walks away from Santiam Correctional Institution work crew (Photo) - Inmate Back in custody
Oregon Dept. of Corrections - 08/27/15
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UPDATE: William Beebe is back in custody. Salem Police Department and Oregon State Police arrested him today at approximately 12:33 p.m. in Salem. No other details are available at this time.



Today at approximately 9:30 a.m., inmate William Arch Beebe walked away from an Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) work crew in the area of Richmond Elementary School in southeast Salem. Local law enforcement is assisting.

Beebe is an inmate at Santiam Correctional Institution (SCI) in Salem. He was working on a ten-man crew when staff discovered he was missing.

Beebe is a 38-year-old Caucasian male, 6 feet 2 inches tall, 180 pounds, clean shaven, and has hazel eyes. He was last seen wearing blue jeans with the word "inmate" and the DOC logo stenciled on the knee in orange, and a blue t-shirt similarly stenciled in orange.

Beebe entered DOC custody on June, 23, 2015, on two counts of unauthorized use of a vehicle out of Marion County. His earliest release date is April 6, 2017.

Anyone with information regarding Beebe's whereabouts is asked to call Oregon State Police at
1-800-452-7888.

SCI is a minimum-security prison in Salem that houses approximately 440 male inmates who are within four years of release. The facility concentrates on work opportunities, most of which are in the form of work crews contracting with state agencies, local organizations, and private industries within a 60-mile radius of Salem. SCI provides a range of other correctional programs and services including education, transition programs, and religious services. The building that is now SCI was constructed in 1946 and originally was used as an annex to the Oregon State Hospital for mental health patients. Over the years it was used for a variety of correctional purposes until, in 1990, it opened as SCI.

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47-Year-Old Man Arrested with Stolen Firearm at Downtown Portland Library (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/27/15
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On Wednesday August 26, 2015, at 12:55 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the Multnomah County Central Library, located at 801 Southwest 10th Avenue, after the report that a bystander saw a man drop a handgun outside the library, pick it up and put it into a bag, then go inside the library.

Officers responding to the area were updated that a Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Deputy had the suspect detained and was in possession of the bag and the handgun. Officers determined that the handgun was reported stolen.

The suspect had not threatened anyone during this incident.

47-year-old Tyrone Romero Card was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Firearm in a Public Building, Possession of a Loaded Firearm, and Aggravated Theft in the First Degree.

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UPDATE: Major Crash Team Investigating a Fatal Traffic Crash on Northeast Mallory Avenue
Portland Police Bureau - 08/27/15
The woman killed in last night's traffic crash on Mallory Avenue has been identified as 56-year-old Mary Edwards.

Investigators learned that Edwards lived next to where the crash occurred and that she was hit and run over by her own vehicle. Investigators are reviewing information that Edwards may have suffered a medical event while the car was running and she somehow was struck by the vehicle.

The vehicle was towed from the scene to allow for further analysis and investigation.

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On Wednesday August 26, 2015, at 9:48 p.m., North Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the 5000 block of Northeast Mallory Avenue on the report of a single vehicle crash into a tree and a driver critically injured.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the driver, an adult female, who was deceased at the scene.

Northeast Mallory Avenue is closed between Alberta and Sumner Streets as the investigation continues.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to the scene.

At this point, it is unclear what led to the crash and the death of the driver.

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work towards reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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23-Year-Old Man Arrested for Unlawful Possession a Firearm in Southeast Portland (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/27/15
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On Wednesday August 26, 2015, at 11:55 p.m., Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers stopped a vehicle at Southeast 162nd Avenue and Division Street after observing the driver using a cell phone.

Officers contacted the driver, 23-year-old Tyeriece Deshaun Overton, and learned that the he did not have a driver's license or proof of insurance on the car. Overton got out of the vehicle and officers began an inventory of the vehicle's contents for the purpose of having the vehicle towed.

During the inventory, officers located a handgun under the driver's seat.

Overton was arrested without incident and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

The Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

Anyone with information about gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or email information to gangs@portlandoregon.gov.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects.

Tips on gun crimes can be emailed to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov.

If you see a gun crime in progress, call 9-1-1.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Text 823HELP, followed by the tip to 274637

Online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Visit http://tipsoft.com to download the TipSubmit app for the iPhone or Droid.

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Free Clinic of Southwest Washington receives $5,000 grant to help low-income patients receive X-rays, ultrasounds
Free Clinic of SW Washington - 08/27/15
News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Erica Heartquist,
Communications and Development Coordinator
360.313.1388 erica@freeclinics.org

August 27, 2015

Free Clinic of Southwest Washington receives $5,000 grant to help low-income patients receive X-rays, ultrasounds

VANCOUVER, Washington - The Free Clinic of Southwest Washington has received a $5,000 grant from Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center. The grant will help cover costs associated with radiology services (X-rays and ultrasounds).

The most common X-rays ordered for Free Clinic patients are chest, spine, ankle, foot, shoulder, hip, knee, finger, wrist, and pelvis. Without the ability to obtain X-rays, serious conditions may go undiagnosed and untreated. Many working people who come in to the Free Clinic are risking a cut in pay or loss of their job, if they have to miss work. X-rays allow the physician to know the severity of the condition, and enable them to initiate the appropriate treatment. Radiology services also include ultrasound imaging.

"Being able to provide x-rays means our volunteer providers can fulfill our vision of quality, compassionate care," said Free Clinic Executive Director, Barbe West. "It means our patients receive the care they need before a condition becomes acute. We are extremely grateful to Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center."

X-rays and ultrasounds are read by community radiologists who partner with the Free Clinic in providing patient care.

About the Free Clinic:

The Free Clinic of Southwest Washington provides free, compassionate, quality health care to children and adults who are otherwise unable to obtain such services. The Free Clinic offers medical, dental, vision and specialty care services that are provided by more than 600 volunteer professionals. The Free Clinic is funded by the local community and all donations stay in Southwest Washington.

For more information about the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington, visit: www.freeclinics.org.


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Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation to sponsor Free Workshop on "Trauma, Substance Use Disorders and Sexuality"
Woloshin Communications - 08/27/15
The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, the nation's largest nonprofit addiction treatment provider, is coming to Seattle to sponsor a free workshop on "Trauma, Substance Use Disorders, and Sexuality" from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3 at McCormick and Schmicks, 1200 Westlake Ave. N.

The workshop features Buster Ross, a national expert on substance abuse disorders, sexuality and mental health and the national director of LGBTQ-Integrative Programming at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.

"Human sexuality and trauma are complicated," states Ross. "All of our experiences influence our sexuality. For many, substance use has become a way of managing sexual shame, confusion and unresolved abuse. Counselors excel at establishing a safe and trusting environment for patients to disclose nonconsensual and exploitive experiences," Ross says. "But what is healthy? The workshop will help providers increase their skills in helping clients in recovery answer that question."

Designed to help counselors and other helping professionals feel more confident when working with patients with substance use disorders and histories of sexual abuse, the two-hour workshop carries two free continuing education credits from the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists.

RSVP online at www.HazeldenBettyFord.org/Samantha or call Kirsten Cannavino, 503-554-4324.

About Buster Ross
Buster Ross, M.A., CADCII, L.P.C., C.S.C, is the National Director of LGBTQ-Integrative Treatment Programming at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, and is based in Springbrook, Ore. He works at the intersections of substance use disorders, sexuality and mental health; teaches at the Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies; and trains helping professionals throughout the U.S. Ross is an AASECT Certified Sexuality Counselor, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor II and Licensed Professional Counselor.

About LGBTQ-Integrative Treatment Programming
LGBTQ-Integrative Treatment Programming is based on the philosophy that providing sexual health training to staff and sexual health education to clients in drug and alcohol treatment creates a supportive and healing environment for LGBTQ people and non-LGBTQ people.

About The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is a force of healing and hope for individuals, families and communities affected by addiction to alcohol and other drugs. It is the nation's largest nonprofit treatment provider with a legacy that began in 1949 and includes the 1982 founding of the Betty Ford Center. With 16 sites in California, Minnesota, Oregon, Illinois, New York, Florida, Massachusetts, Colorado and Texas, the Foundation offers prevention and recovery solutions nationwide and across the entire continuum of care for youth and adults. Learn more at www.hazeldenbettyford.org.
SCC Presents: "MARIJUANA: IT'S LEGAL, NOW WHAT?"
VanNatta Public Relations - 08/27/15
"MARIJUANA: IT'S LEGAL, NOW WHAT?"

Salem City Club is proud to begin its 48th year of providing our community with programs that educate and inspire. Our season opener will be no different - join us Friday, September 11 when we present: "MARIJUANA: IT'S LEGAL, NOW WHAT?"

Recreational and medical marijuana are both now legal under Oregon law. Recreational sales through Medical Marijuana facilities will begin on October 1st and general retailing will expand next year. However, much remains to be settled; state rules and regulations that apply to the law are works-in-progress and many facets of commercial operations remain illegal under federal law. Local policy is still in the blocks. What now indeed!

Our program considers legalized marijuana from two perspectives: local law enforcement, and the cannabis business. Salem Chief of Police, Jerry Moore, will address how policing is likely to be affected with an aside on what guidance the Denver and the State of Colorado experiences provide Oregonians. Topics of interest include the policing of commercial grow operations, marijuana-related nuisance issues, public consumption, and impaired driving. Salem dispensary owner, Margo Lucas, will focus on challenges that the new commercial industry and local marijuana retailers face. She'll touch on difficulties that accompany banking, understanding the license process, compliance with industry standards, and keeping abreast of changing legislation. She'll also discuss the challenge of producing, marketing and retailing cannabis and what is next for this new industry.

Jerry Moore, City of Salem Chief of Police
Chief Moore has over 38 years of law enforcement experience in Oregon. He moved from Dallas (Oregon) Police Department in to the Salem Police Department in 1979. During his career with Salem, Jerry has been assigned to all divisions within the department, including assignments in Patrol, Investigations, Drugs and Vice, and was the creator of the first Salem Police Street Crimes Unit. He worked his way up through the ranks and was appointed Chief of Police in October, 2005. In addition to regular duties Chief Moore currently serves on several external boards and committees including the State of Oregon Child Welfare Advisory Committee and the Marion County Children and Families Commission.

Margo Lucas
Margo Lucas is a Salem businessperson, cannabis lobbyist and union organizer. She grows medical marijuana and established the Alternative Relief Clinic, a business wherein licensed physicians qualify patients for Oregon's medical marijuana program. Recently, she opened West Salem Cannabis, a marijuana dispensary in West Salem that sells medical marijuana and will sell recreational cannabis products. Margo served on the City of Salem's Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee and has served as the Legislative Liaison for the Salem Cannabis

Industry Association. In June, she began organizing cannabis industry workers for the UFCW Local 555.

As is our tradition, we meet at the Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill, Salem. For lunch reservations, please visit our website at www.salemcityclub.com and register online. Reservations are due by noon Wednesday, September 9, 2015. Parking is free. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

What: "MARIJUANA: IT'S LEGAL, NOW WHAT?"
When: Friday, September 11, 2015; Noon- 1 pm, doors open at 11:30 AM
Where: Willamette Heritage Center, 1313 Mill St SE, Salem
Email: info@salemcityclub.com
Web Site: www.salemcityclub.com
UPDATE: Driver Crashes into Downtown Restaurant, Arrested After Traffic Pursuit (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/27/15
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The driver that crashed through the window and attempted to elude police was issued several criminal citations after he was transported to a Portland hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

26-year-old Jeff William Sorsdahl was cited for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII), Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Hit & Run - four counts), Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangerment (three counts), and Attempt to Elude by Vehicle.

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On Wednesday August 26, 2015, at 7:52 p.m., a Central Precinct sergeant was having dinner at E-San Thai, located at 133 Southwest 2nd Avenue, when a car crashed into the restaurant through the Pine Street windows.

The driver pulled the car out and drove away, with the Sergeant chasing him on foot and eventually a bicycle, while broadcasting information for cover officers.

Responding officers saw the vehicle on the Morrison Bridge eastbound and pursued the driver as he drove down the Southeast Water Avenue ramp where the driver crashed the vehicle and attempted to run from the officers. Police were able to quickly capture him and take him into custody.

One patron at the restaurant was transported to a Portland hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver is an adult male and will face several charges at the completion of the investigation. His name will be released on Thursday.

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Bike Beaverton Will Feature Safety Rodeo for Kids, Community Ride for All Ages (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 08/27/15
This year’s Bike Beaverton will be held on Sunday, Sept. 13 at City Park. The Beaverton Police Department will conduct a bike safety rodeo (pictured) for kids at 1 p.m. A family bike ride will kick off at 2 p.m., followed by a free ice cream social. (Phot
This year’s Bike Beaverton will be held on Sunday, Sept. 13 at City Park. The Beaverton Police Department will conduct a bike safety rodeo (pictured) for kids at 1 p.m. A family bike ride will kick off at 2 p.m., followed by a free ice cream social. (Phot
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BEAVERTON, Ore. - The City of Beaverton's Bicycle Advisory Committee will host the annual Bike Beaverton event starting at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13 at City Park, SW Fifth St and Hall Blvd.


"Bike Beaverton is a great way to spend an active Sunday afternoon with your family," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "Join us as we wrap up Beaverton Celebration Weekend by learning about bicycle safety and enjoying an easy ride around town."


The Beaverton Police Department will lead the bike safety rode, an educational bicycle obstacle course for kids, at 1 p.m. The family-friendly community bike ride will follow at 2 p.m., kicked off by Mayor Doyle. A free ice cream social will conclude the event at City Park.


Helmets are required for all ride participants. The Northwest Bicycle Safety Council will conduct helmet fittings and replace damaged helmets prior to the ride. Free tune-ups will be provided by sponsors. Participants are encouraged to bring water bottles.


Bike Beaverton is sponsored by the City of Beaverton, Bike Gallery, Bicycle Transportation Alliance, Performance Bicycles, Riders and Sliders, the Beaverton Valley Times, and the Northwest Bicycle Safety Council.


Volunteers are needed to serve as ride and course marshals and to provide general assistance at the event. Contact bikebeaverton2015@gmail.com for more information on volunteering.


For more information on Bike Beaverton, including route maps, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/Bike, or call Todd Juhasz at 503-526-2424. Participants are encouraged to use #BIKEBEAVERTON on social media.


ABOUT BEAVERTON CELEBRATION WEEKEND
On Sept. 12 and 13, Beaverton will celebrate with several events for the whole family. On Saturday, Sept. 12, the Beaverton Celebration 5K kicks off at 9 a.m. at Griffith Park. The Beaverton Celebration Parade begins at SW Wilson Ave and SW Allen Blvd at 10 a.m., and travels along SW Fifth St to Griffith Park. Dog owners are invited to join the pooch parade leading the parade at 10 a.m. The first-ever Beaverton Night Market will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. at The Round, with international food, crafts, and live entertainment.


On Sunday, Sept. 13, Bike Beaverton will be held next to City Park at SW Third St & SW Hall Blvd, with a bike safety rodeo at 1 p.m. and a community bike ride at 2 p.m., followed by an ice cream social. For more information about these and other city events, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/Events.


ABOUT BEAVERTON
Beaverton is a welcoming and responsible city that enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. In 2015, Beaverton was recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest (according to CQ Press for cities more than 75,000). Recently, the city's award-winning finance department received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award as well as the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was named one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine and recognized as one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine. The city was named one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com and one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine. The city also received the Recycler of the Year award from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, received a Silver Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists, and recognized as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities. Lastly, the city's nationally acclaimed visioning program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter and also received the prestigious 3CMA Award of Excellence.


For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov. Also follow Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton, or Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.


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Attached Media Files: This year’s Bike Beaverton will be held on Sunday, Sept. 13 at City Park. The Beaverton Police Department will conduct a bike safety rodeo (pictured) for kids at 1 p.m. A family bike ride will kick off at 2 p.m., followed by a free ice cream social. (Phot , This year’s Bike Beaverton will be held on Sunday, Sept. 13 at City Park. The Beaverton Police Department will conduct a bike safety rodeo for kids at 1 p.m. A family bike ride (pictured) will kick off at 2 p.m., followed by a free ice cream social. (Phot
CRT Presents Northwest Premiere of British Hit 'One Man, Two Guvnors' (Photo)
Clackamas Community College - 08/27/15
Jayson Shanafelt and Annie Rimmer in
Jayson Shanafelt and Annie Rimmer in
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OREGON CITY - Clackamas Repertory Theatre continues its 11th season with the Northwest premiere of Richard Bean's farce "One Man, Two Guvnors," an English adaptation of Carlo Goldoni's "Servant of Two Masters." The show opens Friday, Sept. 11, with shows Thursday through Sunday through Oct. 4.
David Smith-English, Clackamas Rep's artistic director, directs "One Man, Two Guvnors," the third and final play of the 2015 season. The comedy features Jayson Shanafelt as Francis Henshall, the "one man" who is trying desperately to serve two bosses, one a gangster, the other an upper-class criminal, while trying to keep the two from meeting. The show also features Clackamas Rep company members Annie Rimmer, Jayne Stevens, Alex Fox, Travis Nodurft and Doren Elias.
The play was a hit at the National Theatre of London where it premiered in 2011 and ran for three years. It received the best play at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards. It had a limited run on Broadway in 2012, where it received seven Tony nominations. James Corden, the lead in both productions, received the Tony Award for best actor. Corden is now possibly best known in the U.S. for hosting "The Late, Late Show with James Corden" on CBS.
The play is set in Brighton, England, in 1963, and like all farces it involves mistaken identity, physical humor, and absurd, improbable situations. "One Man" also encourages improvisation between the actor playing Henshall and viewers, including a long passage with an audience member on stage. Additionally, the play features an onstage skiffle band.
Performances take place Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. through October 4. All performances are in the Osterman Theatre at Clackamas Community College. Tickets may be purchased by calling 503-594-6047 or at clackamasrep.org. The low-price preview is September 10, opening night is September 11.


Attached Media Files: Jayson Shanafelt and Annie Rimmer in
CCC Student Work Featured at Portland Film Festival (Photo)
Clackamas Community College - 08/27/15
DMC students Nick Hadley and Rico Starr on a film shoot.
DMC students Nick Hadley and Rico Starr on a film shoot.
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OREGON CITY - Work of Clackamas Community College students will be featured at the Portland Film Festival, set for Sept. 1 through 7. The college's Digital Media Communications Advanced Filmmaking class partnered with the festival to screen the best of the student cinema projects from CCC.
CCC student work will be screened on Wednesday, Sept. 2, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. the Living Room Theaters in Portland. The student shorts that will be screened are:
Insanity. A man tries to find the solution in a life stuck on repeat. Directed by Logan Cheshier.
Staring at the Ceiling. A story about a deteriorating relationship. Directed by Bradley Hill.
Knock Knock. A young woman tracks down the man she is in love with. Directed by Brittany Tilton.
Rabada Family. A young woman is hitchhiking and looking for adventure. She gets picked up by two members of a cult who invite her to stay with them. She is happy to discover this is the family she has been looking for, until she realizes it's not the family she thought it was. Directed by Brittany Tilton
Bardolph. An ex-military officer loses everything to PTSD, but tries to conquer his demons by stopping a man committing "Stolen Valor." He struggles with his violent tendencies by handling the offender with civility. Directed by T. Lwanga Lord.
All the Young Dudes. We've all been annoyed by someone at some point in our life. The question we face is whether to deal with the annoyance head on, or ignore the problem until it goes away. One man will discover that his inconsideration of other people will have life-altering implications. Directed by Cody Burrows.
The Digital Media Communications program at Clackamas is led by program director Andy Mingo and offers one of the most advanced film studies opportunities in the Northwest. Mingo started the DMC program at CCC, building the program through collaborative relationships with both private industry and Clackamas County's Cable Communications office and support from the county's economic development services.
The program prepares students for work in film, television and the robust gaming industry, supporting the growing film and media production economic sector in the county and the state.

Through grant support from Clackamas County's Cable Communications office, the students in the DMC program learn on state-of-the-art equipment including motion capture technology and professional-grade RED cameras. Graduates of the program have gone on to work for the Portland Trailblazers, Nike, MTV, and Funnelbox, and to work on numerous commercial projects and films.
CCC offers an associate's degree in digital media communications, as well as high-quality training for video production and multimedia reporting.
For more information, contact Andy Mingo at 503-594-3264 or email andym@clackamas.edu. For information about the DMC program, visit www.clackamas.edu/dmc.


Attached Media Files: DMC students Nick Hadley and Rico Starr on a film shoot.
Oregon Virtual Academy
Oregon Virtual Academy - 08/27/15
Special Meeting of the Board of Directors August 31,2015.
Abundant Life Church to "Serve the City" Sunday, August 30th
Abundant Life Church (www.alcpdx.com) - 08/27/15
(August 27, 2015 - Happy Valley, OR) All regular services at Abundant Life Church are cancelled Sunday, August 30th. Instead of "going to church," nearly 1,000 ALC congregants in Happy Valley, Sandy and Vancouver will spend Sunday morning in the community "being the church," doing service projects for local schools and community organizations.

The largest of the three efforts is in the Gresham/Rockwood area, where over 700 members of the ALC Happy Valley Campus have committed to the volunteer work day. Projects are focused on the Centennial School district, and include painting the interior halls and gymnasium of Lynch Meadows Elementary School (18009 SE Brooklyn St, Portland, OR 97236), landscape work around Centennial High School and doing a makeover of the CHS auditorium lobby.

The Vancouver campus is hosting a street party and makeover to support a local homeless shelter (Giving Grace Ministries 1101 W. 13th Street, Vancouver WA 98660), including providing haircuts, medical and pet care for the homeless. The ALC Sandy campus will be serving at Sandy High School clearing several large courtyards overrun with weeds.

Sr. Pastor George Powell is excited about ALC's first Serve the City day. "I'm so excited about a chance to spend a Sunday together outside the walls of the church. It's going to be fun working side-by-side with one another to do something encouraging for the community."

The event starts with a kick-off at 8:30am Sunday, August 30th in the gym at the Centennial Middle School (17650 SE Brooklyn St, Portland, OR 97236), and project work begins at 9:30am. Lunch is served at 1pm, and projects will be wrapping up in the early afternoon.

Church members and local businesses have donated all labor and materials, including over 150 gallons of paint and supplies that will be used at the schools. Titled "Serve the City," Abundant Life Church is committed to taking the church outside the walls of the church building to support local schools and other organizations that make our communities strong.

Abundant Life Church is a non-denominational Christian church with campuses in Happy Valley, Vancouver and Sandy. Additional information about ALC can be found at www.alcpdx.com.

Watch a short Serve the City promotional video (https://vimeo.com/133379178) featuring George Powell and the principal of Lynch Meadows School talking about the upcoming serve day projects.
Educational Forums planned throughout Oregon to discuss changes for home and community-based services and supports
Oregon Department of Human Services - 08/27/15
Beginning Monday and ending October 1, the Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) are hosting educational forums throughout the state. Next week, forums will take place in Bend, Keizer and Hillsboro. Providers and consumers are invited to discuss upcoming changes to federal and state requirements impacting those receiving services in their home and in community-based settings. These changes will ensure more rights as well as an increased ability for people receiving services to be part of their local community.
Who: Family members and people receiving supports in an in-home or community based setting. Providers for Aging and People with Disabilities (APD), Office of Developmental Disability Services (ODDS) and Addictions and Mental Health (AMH) services are also invited. Advocates and community partners are also encouraged to attend.
What: There will be a presentation followed by a group discussion. Agency staff will be available to answer questions and offer guidance for upcoming regulatory changes and surveys.

City DATE Location
Bend 8/31/2015 Central Oregon Community College
Keizer 9/2/2015 Keizer City Hall
Hillsboro 9/3/2015 Hillsboro Public Library
Pendleton 9/10/2015 Vert Club House
Ontario 9/14/2015 Four Rivers Cultural Center
Medford 9/22/2015 Smullin Health & Education Center
South Coast Coos 9/23/2015 Confederate Tribe Community Center
Eugene 9/28/2015 Lane County Community College
Astoria 9/30/2015 Judge Guy Boyington Building
Portland 10/1/2015 Ambridge Event Center

For information about upcoming Educational Forums:
http://www.oregon.gov/dhs/seniors-disabilities/HCBS/Pages/Index.aspx

To find the closest DHS office, go to www.oregon.gov/dhs or contact 211Info for help. You can contact 211Info by dialing 2-1-1, visiting 211info.org online, texting your zip code to 898211, or e-mailing to help@211info.org.
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Attached Media Files: 2015-08/973/87353/HCBS_Forums_agenda_and_locations.pdf
Recreational fire ban continues at Oregon State Parks
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 08/27/15
The statewide campfire and open flame ban in Oregon State Parks remains in place for at least one more week. Conditions have not improved since the ban began Aug. 19.

Fires are not allowed on properties owned and managed by Oregon State Parks, including the ocean shores. The ban includes but is not limited to fire pits, tiki torches and candles.

Although the state park ban doesn't apply to propane cooking stoves and/or charcoal briquettes for cooking, there may be fire restrictions local to a specific area that do limit propane cooking stove and briquette use. Visitors planning a trip should check with park staff for the most current information, or call the state park information line at (800) 551-6949 or visit www.oregonstateparks.org.

The ban will be re-evaluated next week based on current wildfire status, weather and guidance from state and local fire officials.
Salem man sentenced to 75 months in prison for sex abuse
Polk County Dist. Att. Office - 08/27/15
DALLAS, OR - Peter Robert Furman, 50, was sentenced today by Polk County Circuit Judge Norman R. Hill to serve a minimum of 75 months in prison for sexually abusing a five-year-old child whose family he had been visiting in Monmouth in January of 2015. Furman will also serve ten years of post-prison supervision upon his release from prison as a part of his release.

The case was investigated by the Monmouth and Salem Police Departments and prosecuted by the Polk County District Attorney's Office.
MEDIA ALERT: Macy's 10th Annual "Shop For A Cause" Benefits March Of Dimes
March of Dimes - 08/27/15
Macy's offers customers a one-day 30 percent discount with a $5 donation to March of Dimes or thousands of other participating local charities.


--WHO/WHAT--
Macy's invites customers to participate in its 10th annual national "Shop For A Cause" charity event on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Macy's "Shop For A Cause" is a unique, one-day-only shopping event created to support local charities' fundraising efforts. Since 2006, the program has helped raise tens of millions of dollars for charities across the country, and in 2014, more than 4,000 charities signed up to participate.

Additionally, Macy's has designated March of Dimes, the leading nonprofit organization in support of pregnancy and baby health, as its national beneficiary of all proceeds of sales of "Shop For A Cause" savings passes in Macy's stores and on macys.com on Aug. 29.


--MORE--
Customers will be invited to give $5 to March of Dimes at any Macy's register and receive a savings pass valid for 30 percent off all-day on regular, sale and clearance merchandise, including home, 25 percent off designer apparel collections for men and women, Impulse, designer handbags, men's shoes, Wacoal, Tumi, Wustoff, Henkels, Kate Spade home and All Clad, as well as 10 percent off on electrics, electronics, watches, furniture, mattresses and area rugs all day Saturday, Aug. 29. Exclusions apply. See savings pass or visit macys.com/sfac for details. Customers are also eligible to win a $500 gift card.

Customers can also shop online at macys.com on Aug. 29, and purchase a 25 percent off savings pass to benefit the March of Dimes.

For a list of participating organizations or for more information, please visit macys.com/shopforacause.


--When--
Saturday, August 29, 2015


--Where--
Macy's Stores and macys.com
08/26/15
McMinnville Recreational Fire Restriction Lifted Effective August 28th
McMinnville Fire Dept. - 08/26/15
The Red Flag Warnings and Fire Weather Watch have subsided for Yamhill County. As a result the McMinnville Fire Department will lift the recreational burning restrictions that were put in place on August 20th. The restrictions on Backyard fire pits, patio fire pits, propane campfire pits and charcoal BBQ's will be lifted Friday August 28th at 0800.
Caution: This is only for McMinnville City limits. The Oregon Department of Forestry still bans all open flames within their jurisdiction.
Please remember that the fuels are still very dry and use caution when enjoying these devices.
Also note: Seasonal Burning Restrictions on Backyard and Agricultural Burning are still in effect.

We appreciate your patience during this extreme weather event.
Police Seek Information About Gresham Arsonist
Gresham Police Dept - 08/26/15
Gresham, Ore. - Gresham Police Department is asking the public to help identify the person responsible for staring three fires within the last three days in the 18500 block of East Burnside St. All the fires have occurred around a vacant building where local homeless people had been staying.

A couch placed against the outside of the home was set ablaze on Aug. 24 at 2:00 a.m. It was extinguished after someone pulled it into the roadway. On Aug. 25 at 6:30 p.m., Gresham firefighters extinguished a fire at one of the building's entrances. At 5:00 a.m. on Aug. 26, neighbors used their garden hoses to put out a fire on the northwest side of the building.

Detectives ask that anyone with information about the person setting the fires call the Gresham Police tip line at 503.618.2719.




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Red Cross Reponds to Central Point Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/26/15
On 08/26/15 at 1530, Red Cross Disaster Action Team members responded to a residential fire that occurred on 08/26/15 in the 400 block of Beebe Rd. in Central Point, OR. 

This single family fire affected 1 adult and 1 child.  Red Cross provided lodging, food, comfort kits, and information about recovery, disaster mental health and disaster health services. 
Red Cross Responds To Stayton Residential Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/26/15
On Wednesday, August 26, 2015, at approximately 4:00 pm Red Cross Disaster Action Team Volunteers  responded to a residential fire  that occurred on Tuesday, August 25, 2015, in the 800 block of N 7th Avenue in Stayton. This single-family fire affected 1 adult and 1 child. Red Cross provided food, clothing, bedding and linens, comfort kits, stuffed animals, and recovery information.
Update: #1: Other suspects named: Sheriff Deputies arrest Castle Rock man for shooting up logging equipment and a water truck used for fire-fighting.
Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/26/15
Update #1.

The other two individuals that were with Mr. Jacob J. Howe, when he shot the equipment are:

1) Devin R. Swanson, 18 years of Kelso.
2) Logan T. Holland, 16 years of Castle Rock.

Both Swanson and Holland were questioned and released and charges are forthcoming for their involvement in the destruction, thefts and trespassing.

The search warrant was executed at Howe's residence not at Swanson's residence as previously reported. Most of the stolen property was recovered at Howe's residence. All three were cooperative with deputies.

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8-25-15: Cowlitz Sheriff's Office was advised last Monday by C&C logging out of Longview that someone has shot up two of their large logging processors and a fire fighting water truck that was on a logging site east of Kelso. They also stole tools and equipment from the logging site.

The investigation led to the arrest of Jacob Howe, 19 years, of Castle Rock, Washington. He will be booked in the Cowlitz County Jail for:

1) Malicious Mischief first degree (Felony).
2) Theft in the third degree (Gross Misdemeanor).

The investigation is still on-going. In addition to HOWE, 3 other men and one juvenile male have been questioned. Three of them are likely to face criminal charges for their actions. The exact charges for each of the other 3 people will be decided by the deputies in consult with the prosecuting attorney.

The investigation reveals that Swanson went up in to the woods did extensive damage that included: Shooting up two large computerized log processors valued at over $600,000 each, causing $10,000 to $20,000 in damage.
- Shooting up a water truck that was on site used for fire-fighting.
- They poured buckets of oil out by rolling them off hills after removing the lids.
- Steeling fire extinguishers, radio equipment and tools.

A search warrant was executed on Swanson residence in the Castle Rock area and a shotgun was recovered that is believed to have been used to shoot up the equipment. Deputies also recovered stolen equipment from Swanson's house.

We do not have pictures to release at this time. Questions regarding court appearance for Swanson are referred to Cowlitz County Court.
Gresham Plaid Pantry Robbed, Three in Custody
Gresham Police Dept - 08/26/15
Gresham, Ore. - On August 26 at about 4:55 a.m., officers responded to an armed robbery call at the Plaid Pantry, 18014 SE Stark Street. Brandishing a handgun, a group of three men robbed the clerk of an undisclosed amount of money and tobacco products. The masked men immediately fled the area on foot.

After reviewing surveillance video and interviewing witnesses, officers and detectives located the three suspects later in the morning in the area of SE 190th Avenue and SE Yamhill Street, Gresham. Two of the suspects were hiding in a nearby vacant apartment. The men were arrested without further incident and evidence from the robbery, including a replica firearm, was recovered.

Portland residents Damien Brumfield and Leandre Moore, both 19-years-old, were booked on charges of Robbery in the Second Degree and Criminal Trespass in the First Degree. Moore, who has a prior conviction for robbery, is also being held for violating his parole. The third suspect, juvenile Deontre Mallet, 16, was booked on Robbery in the Second Degree.

No further information is available.



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Photo Release: Oregon Soldiers depart for fire base in John Day, Acting Adjutant General visits second group of volunteers (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 08/26/15
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Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers board buses headed out to a fire base in John Day, Oregon, following completion of their firefighting training at the Department of Public Safety, Standards and Training (DPSST) in Salem, Oregon, Aug. 26. The first group of 125 Oregon Citizen-Soldiers began their training at DPSST on Aug. 22. Another group of 250 Soldiers and Airmen from the 142nd Fighter Wing in Portland, the 173rd Fighter Wing in Klamath Falls, and the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team based at Camp Withycombe in Clackamas, arrived at DPSST Aug. 25. The second group should complete their training there by Aug. 29. The call up of Oregon Guardsmen came as Oregon Governor Kate Brown activated the Oregon National Guard to assist with the ongoing firefighting efforts around the state. Photo by Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs Office.

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Acting Oregon Adjutant General, Brig. Gen. Michael Stencel, and Oregon Army National Guard Command Sergeant Major Shane Lake, address a group of Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers during their firefighting training at the Department of Public Safety, Standards and Training (DPSST) in Salem, Oregon, Aug. 26. The group is part of an additional 250 Oregon Air and Army National Guard members placed on state active duty orders to assist with the ongoing firefighting efforts around the state. Another group of 125 Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers completed their training at DPSST on Aug. 25, and headed to a fire base near John Day. Photo by Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs Office.

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Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers from the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team depart from the Department of Public Safety, Standards and Training (DPSST) in Salem, Oregon, Aug. 26, after completing firefighting training at the facility. This first group of 125 Oregon Citizen-Soldiers began their training at DPSST on Aug. 22. Another group of 250 Soldiers and Airmen from the 142nd Fighter Wing in Portland, the 173rd Fighter Wing in Klamath Falls, and the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team based at Camp Withycombe in Clackamas, arrived at the facility Aug. 25. The second group should complete their training there by Aug. 29. The call up of Oregon Guardsmen came as Oregon Governor Kate Brown activated the Oregon National Guard to assist with the ongoing firefighting efforts around the state. Photo by Lt. Heather Bashor, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs Office.


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Court of Appeals rules in favor of Port of Vancouver USA on SEPA appeal
Port of Vancouver - 08/26/15
VANCOUVER, Wash. - On Aug. 25, 2015, the Washington Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the Port of Vancouver USA in an appeal brought by Columbia Riverkeeper and the Northwest Environmental Defense Center. The Court affirmed the ruling of the Clark County Superior Court that the port's lease for the Vancouver Energy terminal complies with the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA).

The environmental groups claimed that the port failed to follow SEPA during the lease approval process. Specifically, they alleged that the port should have waited to approve the lease until the state energy siting council (EFSEC) issued its environmental impact statement, and alleged that the lease improperly limited the alternatives to be considered in the siting council process.

In Jan. 2014, Clark County Superior Court Judge David E. Gregerson ruled that the Port of Vancouver USA was not required to conduct a SEPA review prior to entering the lease with Tesoro-Savage. He also found that the lease did not limit the alternatives to be considered during environmental review because it is contingent on completion of that review.

The Court of Appeals agreed with Judge Gregerson, finding that the port's decision to enter the lease was exempt from SEPA's Environmental Impact Statement requirement and did not limit the choice of reasonable alternatives for the project.

"We are pleased that the three-judge panel of the Court of Appeals unanimously affirmed the decision of the Superior Court. This is yet another ruling in the port's favor that reaffirms our commitment to responsible development and thorough environmental review," said port CEO Todd Coleman. "We look forward to continuing our collaborative work with all interested parties as the Vancouver Energy project goes through the EFSEC process."

Port attorney Lawson Fite of the Markowitz Herbold law firm added that Tuesday's unanimous decision allows the EFSEC process to continue moving forward. "The Court of Appeals confirmed that the structure of the Vancouver Energy lease was appropriate to comply with SEPA and account for the siting council process," Fite said.

Visit www.portvanusa.com/marine/crude-oil for more information on the Vancouver Energy project.


Attached Media Files: 2015-08/1489/87343/082615_SEPA_appeal_decision.pdf
City of Beaverton Hires Mike Williams as New Economic Development Manager (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 08/26/15
Mike Williams recently joined the city as the economic development manager. Williams brings more than 20 years of experience in economic development, commercial real estate and planning as well as a decade’s worth of experience in the private sector. (Pho
Mike Williams recently joined the city as the economic development manager. Williams brings more than 20 years of experience in economic development, commercial real estate and planning as well as a decade’s worth of experience in the private sector. (Pho
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BEAVERTON, Ore. - The City of Beaverton has hired Mike Williams as the city's economic development manager. The economic development division works collaboratively with area partners to support local business, attract new jobs, create entrepreneurial opportunities, and add value to Beaverton's economy.


"Mike has a wealth of experience in economic development. He has deep working relationships in this region and understands our city's strengths and opportunities," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "He brings strong relationships and skills to the city and will be a valuable advocate for businesses and jobs. "


Williams has more than 20 years' experience in economic development, commercial real estate and planning as well as a decade's worth of experience in the private sector. He previously held positions of Industrial Lands Specialist and Business Development Officer with the State of Oregon. He is an adjunct professor teaching graduate courses in real estate market analysis and real estate finance at Portland State University.


"I joined the city because of Beaverton's reputation as a place that grows small and large businesses alike," said Williams. "Beaverton is an active regional and statewide partner that has also built an innovative portfolio of programs to serve its business community. I'm excited for the opportunity to build on what Beaverton has to offer its business community."


For more information about the city's economic development program please visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/EconomicDevelopment.


ABOUT BEAVERTON
Beaverton is a welcoming and responsible city that enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. In 2015, Beaverton was recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest (according to CQ Press for cities more than 75,000). Recently, the city's award-winning finance department received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award as well as the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was named one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine and recognized as one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine. The city was named one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com and one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine. The city also received the Recycler of the Year award from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, received a Silver Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists, and recognized as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities. Lastly, the city's nationally acclaimed visioning program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter and also received the prestigious 3CMA Award of Excellence.


For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov. Also follow Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton, or Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.

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Attached Media Files: Mike Williams recently joined the city as the economic development manager. Williams brings more than 20 years of experience in economic development, commercial real estate and planning as well as a decade’s worth of experience in the private sector. (Pho
Interstate Fire
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/26/15
On August 26th at about 2:57 Clark County 911 began receiving phone calls regarding a fire that was burning on Interstate 5 just south on Ridgefield Washington. As units started to respond additional information came in that there was a male walking up the freeway who was setting the fires as he walked along. Troopers from the Washington State Patrol arrived and detained the subject. The subject was later transported to a local hospital for a health evaluation.

Clark County Fire and Rescue was able to limit the damage this fire cause to grass and shrubs and no structures were lost.
This incident in being investigated by the Clark County Fire Marshalls office along with the Clark County Sheriff's Office.

Currently being investigated for Reckless Burning in the Second Degree is:
Samuel U. Morales who is a 57 year old Woodland Washington resident. Mr. Morales also has an outstanding misdemeanor warrant out of Woodland.

No further information will be released at this time.
Sheriff's Traffic Safety Unit Continues DUII Enhanced Patrols
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/26/15
August 26, 2015-Sheriff's Deputies continue enhanced traffic safety patrols through August and through the Labor Day weekend. Mission specific information will be released later.

In July, the Sheriff's Office arrested 82 impaired drivers and issued citations for underage alcohol use to 33 minors.

The Sheriff's Office arrests about 1000 impaired drivers every year and has zero tolerance for impaired driving that puts the public in danger.
503 Motoring Block Party to benefit local Boys & Girls Clubs
Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metropolitan Area - 08/26/15
MEDIA ALERT/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
503 Motoring & Mercedes-Benz of Wilsonville hold annual street fair and car show

This year's 503 Motoring Block Party features the Portland area's most amazing and unique cars, trucks, and bikes in a fun street fair setting. In conjunction with Mercedes-Benz of Wilsonville, the 503 Motoring Block Party is a family friendly event with rare, exotic vehicles, music, and food - all of which benefits Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro.

Along with all of the fun, food, and music, the public can walk the aisles and check out hundreds of the areas coolest and most rare vehicles. Luxury cars and trucks, amazing exotics, hot rods, lowriders, off road vehicles, imports, customs, cruisers and motorcycles will all be in attendance.

Food will be available for purchase courtesy of The Bite of Oregon's "Best Bite" winner PDXSliders along with offerings from Pepe Caliente and Organic Island Snow Shave Ice. All of the food carts will be donating a percentage of their sales on the day of the show Boys & Girls Club of Portland Metro.

Portland's #1 DJ - DJ George the Mixologist will spin all afternoon with a special appearance by Eyrst featuring Martell Webster, Neill VonTally & Guests and Boys & Girls Club of Portland will be on hand running a Kid's Zone with face painting and games for all ages.

503 Motoring event t-shirts and bottled water from Earth2o will be available at the show as well. 100% of the sales from both will go directly to Boys & Girls Club of Portland Metro.

This family friendly event is free to the public.

WHO
503 Motoring
Mercedes-Benz of Wilsonville
Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro

WHEN
Saturday August 29th, 11am-5pm

WHERE
5703 SW Arctic Dr. Beaverton, OR 97005
Health advisory for water contact at Seal Rock State Park Beach lifted August 26
Oregon Health Authority - 08/26/15
August 26, 2015

Testing shows fecal bacteria levels have subsided

The Oregon Health Authority today lifted a public health advisory for contact with marine water at Seal Rock State Park Beach in Lincoln County. The health authority issued the advisory August 11 after water samples showed higher-than-normal levels of fecal bacteria in ocean waters.

Results from subsequent samples taken by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality showed contamination had subsided and the water no longer poses a higher-than-normal risk associated with water contact activities. However, officials recommend staying out of large pools on the beach that are frequented by birds, and runoff from those pools, because the water may contain increased bacteria from fecal matter.

State officials continue to encourage other recreational activities at all Oregon beaches, suggesting only that water contact be avoided when advisories are in effect.

Since 2003, state officials have used a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant to monitor popular Oregon beaches and make timely reports to the public about elevated levels of fecal bacteria. Oregon state agencies participating in this program are OHA, DEQ and the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.

For more information, visit the Oregon Beach Monitoring Program website at www.healthoregon.org/beach or call 971-673-0400, or call the Oregon Public Health toll-free information line at 1-877-290-6767.

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Public's Help Sought to Locate a Gang Member Wanted for a Gun Crime (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/26/15
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The Portland Police Bureau's Gang Enforcement Team is asking for the public's help to locate a wanted gang member.

23-year-old Damajio Louis has a felony warrant for Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

Louis is described as an African American male, 5'10" tall, 155 pounds, with numerous facial and neck tattoos.

Anyone seeing Louis should immediately call 9-1-1 and report his location.

The Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

Anyone with information about gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or email information to gangs@portlandoregon.gov.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects.

Tips on gun crimes can be emailed to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov.

If you see a gun crime in progress, call 9-1-1.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Text 823HELP, followed by the tip to 274637

Online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Visit http://tipsoft.com to download the TipSubmit app for the iPhone or Droid.

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CRCI hosts "FREE" event (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Corrections - 08/26/15
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Columbia River Correctional Institution (CRCI) held its third annual Family Relationship Enhancement Event (FREE) on August 8, with 95 inmates and 205 visitors participating. Approximately 25 Portland-area Rotary Club members and 30 inmates volunteered to help with the event, which this year focused on "Back to School."

Throughout the year, inmates raised close to $5,000 to fund FREE. Along with help from local Rotary Clubs, they were able to provide everyone with a shared meal, and they gave backpacks and school supplies to all school-aged children at the event. Inmates and visitors enjoyed entertainment by the Arts in Prison program, who performed several songs written by those in custody.

Events of this nature are part of an overall effort to increase visiting and family engagement at all 14 Oregon Department of Corrections prisons. Research shows that those who stay connected and receive visits while incarcerated are more likely to be successful when they release.

CRCI is a minimum-security facility that houses approximately 595 male inmates who are within four years of release. Located in the largest metropolitan area of the state, this facility is focused on cognitive programming, work programs, and preparing inmates for return to the community. CRCI is home to a 50-bed cognitive restructuring Alternative Incarceration Program (AIP). Individuals who successfully complete this 180-day in-prison program are released to the community for a 90-day transitional leave period. Individuals who successfully complete the transitional leave period are granted a reduction in their sentence and move to post-prison supervision. CRCI is located on a 26-acre site in northeast Portland and officially in opened in September 1990.

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Body of Missing Paddle Boarder Recovered
Hood River Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/26/15
Hood River, ORE. - Just before 9 a.m. this morning, a search plane from the Hood River County Sheriff's Office located the remains of missing paddle boarder Andres Pombo in the Columbia River. Boats from the Sheriff's Office and Columbia River Intertribal Fisheries Enforcement (CRITFE) responded to the location and recovered Pombo's body.

On Friday, August 21, 2015, just after 3:30 p.m., the Sheriff's Office received a report that Pombo was missing. A search effort was initiated that included Hood River County as well as surrounding Sheriff's Office's, CRITFE, search aircraft, and countless volunteers. From witness statements and recovered video, it was determined that Pombo's last known location was near the area of the river known as Swell City. His remains were recovered just down river from the point he was last seen, near mid-channel. Pombo was in the Hood River area from Miami, FL for a paddle board race. Pombo did not have a personal flotation device or tether on at the time of the incident.

The Columbia River current is stronger than most people believe and strong winds increase the danger to recreationalists. The Sheriff's Office urges everyone on the river to use a flotation device as required by law and other available safety equipment when using the river for recreation.
PPS Schools Start Tomorrow: PPB to Conduct Extra Patrols in the Coming Weeks (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/26/15
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The Portland Police Bureau and the Portland Bureau of Transportation are partnering to keep Portland's students safe as they return to school this week.

Portland Public School students are scheduled to go back to school on Thursday, August 27, 2015. Other local school districts, as well as private and charter schools, will begin classes during the next two weeks.

To ensure student safety and increase awareness of the start of the school year, the Portland Police Bureau will be conducting high visibility patrols around all schools as part of its annual "Back to School" safety campaign.

Beginning this week, many students will be walking and riding their bicycles to school. Congestion in school zones will increase, especially during the busy morning and afternoon drop-off and pickup times.

The Portland Police Bureau Youth Services Division, Traffic Division, Central Precinct, North Precinct and East Precinct will be providing a highly visible police presence in and around local schools.

Dozens of officers, including Photo Radar Units, will be enforcing traffic laws in these zones to reduce the number of crashes in school zones and to create a safe environment for students returning to school.

There will be emphasis placed on traffic safety and traffic education for the students, bicyclists and drivers of motorized vehicles during the morning hours when students arrive at their schools and in the afternoon hours when the schools dismiss their students.

Hours of enhanced patrol will vary but generally will be between 7:45 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. then again from 2:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.

Drivers should be aware of two schools that have relocated to previously closed schools: Franklin High students are temporarily being relocated to Marshall High (3905 SE 91st Ave). Marshall has been closed for several years and drivers may not be recognize this school zone. Portland Police will be providing extra patrols in this area.

In addition, expect increased traffic on N. Flint due to Faubion School's temporary relocation to Harriet Tubman. During school drop off and pick up hours, people who regularly bicycle on North Flint should consider using North Vancouver and Williams. Please use extra caution in this area.

The Portland Police Bureau has partnered with the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) to increase awareness as school begins.

They bureaus offer these safety tips:
If you're driving, obey the 20 mph speed limit in school zones
Be vigilant and courteous to children crossing the street.
If you're a parent, consider walking or biking to school with your students where possible to reduce congestion, improve safety and provide young people with needed physical activity.

Remind your child to:
Never walk while texting or talking on the phone
If texting, move out of the way of others and stop on the sidewalk
Never cross the street while using an electronic device
Do not walk with headphones on
Be aware of the surroundings

Finally, watch for school buses. Remember if yellow or red lights are flashing and the stop arm is extended, traffic must stop.

For more information on the Portland Safe Routes to School program visit http://www.saferoutesportland.org

The Portland Police Bureau and the Portland Bureau of Transportation are committed to working with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work towards reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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Orchards at Orenco Touted as a Building Fighting Climate Change (Photo)
REACH Community Development - 08/26/15
REACH CDC's Orchards at Orenco
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New E-book Demonstrates the Benefits of Building to Net Zero

PORTLAND, OR - August 26, 2015 - Today, REACH CDC's Orchards at Orenco, the largest multi-family Passive House building in North America, was featured in the North American's Passive House Network (NAPHN) new e-book, Net Zero Energy Buildings: Passive House + Renewables (p 62). [http://naphnetwork.org/NAPHN_NZEB_2015/Flipbook_Pro.html]

Another really hot summer is winding down, with dramatic forest fires capping off a fourth year of drought in the West. Across North America the growing numbers of Net Zero Energy and Passive House buildings reflect a rising concern with climate change. As the new, free e-book, Net Zero Energy Buildings: Passive House + Renewables written by Mary James demonstrates, Passive House is an ideal way to reach Net Zero. Passive House is a methodical approach to creating extremely comfortable, durable, and healthy buildings that deal squarely with the challenge of our century: carbon emissions reduction. As Lloyd Alter on Treehugger says, "Net Zero Energy building is hot in North America these days...It is also much easier to achieve if you reduce energy demand. That's the key point being made in Net Zero Energy Buildings: Passive House + Renewables."

Opened in June 2015, Orchards at Orenco is a 57 unit development located in the highly walkable Orenco neighborhood in Hillsboro, Oregon. The L shaped building features nearly 90% energy reduction for heat usage and 60-70% for overall energy use as compared to a LEED Certified building. The savings is expected to be approximately $30-45 per month per unit. The building also features improved indoor air quality provided by continuous ventilation, better comfort in the units, improved construction quality reducing the risk of moisture intrusion and reduction of noise from the adjacent MAX light rail line. In June, Orchards at Orenco won the Portland Business Journal's Sustainable Project of the Year Award.

To provide inspiration and plenty of eye candy, Net Zero Energy Buildings: Passive House + Renewables features a wide range of North American Passive House buildings, from homes to apartments, schools and even a dental clinic. Net Zero Energy Buildings: Passive House + Renewables is being distributed by NAPHN in the hopes that its examples will inspire architects, builders, cities and regions to take action to halt climate change. NAPHN was created in 2013 to share Passive House resources and information across North America.

About REACH CDC
For 33 years, REACH has built innovative and affordable housing for low-income families and individuals in the Portland metropolitan region. In 2013, REACH acquired Affordable Community Environments as a subsidiary corporation, expanding into Washington state. REACH develops and manages affordable housing and provides supportive services to residents, as well as free home repairs to senior homeowners. Today, REACH's portfolio includes 2,073 units including single family homes, apartment buildings, and mixed-use developments located across Multnomah, Washington and Clark counties. REACH has won numerous state and national awards for its creative approach to building healthy communities and its innovative housing projects. More information at http://reachcdc.org.

Photos courtesy Ankrom Moisan Architects


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Clatsop County Interagency Narcotic Team Press Release (Photo)
Clatsop Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/26/15
William Berkley Waddell 01/06/1969
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On August 22, 2015, CCINT and Seaside Police detectives served a search warrant for drugs and stolen property at 1605 N Wahanna Road, in Seaside. The search warrants were obtained after Clatsop County Sheriff's Deputies and Seaside Police Officers responded to many calls for service about squatting and drug related activity at the residence. On several of these responses, individuals were arrested for drug related offenses and outstanding arrest warrants. Law enforcement members also received numerous complaints from neighbors about the activity at the address.
CCINT and Seaside Police detectives were able to use this information and the pattern of drug related activity, to obtain a search warrant for the residence. During the subsequent search, officers arrested Logan Douglas Holt 06/20/1988 for two outstanding arrest warrants and Delivery and Possession of Methamphetamine. Also located and seized during the search was Methamphetamine, Heroin, digital scales, packaging material, records of drugs sales, and several other controlled substances.
Detectives also found and recovered many stolen items, hundreds of used hypodermic needles, and drug paraphernalia. Due to the dangerous living conditions in the residence, detectives contacted the Fire Marshal of Seaside and the Clatsop County electrical inspector, who determined the residence was dangerous and uninhabitable.
With the evidence located at the home, detectives obtained probable cause to arrest two additional suspects from the investigation on 06/24/2015. Vicky Renea Moyer 10/13/1971 was arrested for Delivery and Possession of Heroin, Possession of prescription Amphetamine tablets, and Possession of Ecstasy tablets. The second suspect, William Berkley Waddell 01/06/1969, was arrested and charged with Delivery and Possession of Heroin and Possession of Methamphetamine.
Following the arrest, detectives obtained and served another search warrant on Moyer's vehicle and seized Methamphetamine, Heroin, a digital scale, several hundred dollars in cash, and more records of drug sales. The case has been forwarded to the Clatsop County District Attorney's Office for review.
For further information contact:
Sheriff Tom Bergin (503)325-8635
Detective Jason Hoover (503) 325-8635.


Attached Media Files: William Berkley Waddell 01/06/1969 , Vicky Renea Moyer 10/13/1971
Vancouver Police introduce new K9 Tripp (Photo)
Vancouver Police Dept. - 08/26/15
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Vancouver, Wash. - On August 26, 2015 the Vancouver Police Department introduced K9 Tripp who has completed certification training in Patrol and Drug Detection. He is trained to search for suspects both inside buildings and outside by tracking, trailing, and wind scenting and is trained to locate the odor of drugs. Tripp has not been trained to detect the odor of Marijuana.

K9 Tripp is a 2 Year-old Belgian Malinois, his country of origin is Holland.

K9 Tripp is named in honor of Tennessee State Trooper Douglas W. Tripp was killed in the line of duty on May 19, 1991. K9 Tripp's handler, Vancouver Police Officer Roger Evans says "Trooper Tripp was assigned to the region where I lived as a child. He was a prominent figure in our community and was very well respected and liked. When I was a teenager, I got to know Trooper Tripp quite well during the years I worked at a local restaurant. During that time, Trooper Tripp became a very positive role model, mentor, and friend of mine. My relationship with Trooper Tripp had a huge impact on my decision to pursue a career in Law Enforcement., Trooper Douglas Tripp was shot and killed in the line of duty. In recognition of the selfless way that Trooper Tripp served his community and paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty, K9 Tripp is named in honor and memory of Tennessee State Trooper Douglas W. Tripp".

For more information about the Vancouver Police K9 Unit visit http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/k9-unit.


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The Vancouver Police Department is seeking applicants for Entry and Lateral Police Officers. If you are interested in a career with us, visit http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/careers.


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Volunteers needed for national trail counts Sept. 15-20
City of Vancouver - 08/26/15
Vancouver, Wash. - The City of Vancouver and its partners are seeking volunteers to help count local trail users this September as part of the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project.

Information gathered during the counts will be used to track trends in trail usage, determine the need for infrastructure improvements and gauge the effectiveness of outreach and education about trails.

"Even if you can't volunteer, we hope you will come walk, bike or roller blade at your favorite locations on these days and be counted," said Vancouver Parks and Recreation Director Julie Hannon.

This year's trail counts will occur from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 15-17 and from 9-11 a.m. on Sept. 19 and 20. A variety of two-hour volunteer shifts are available at many different locations.

To volunteer, please sign up for one of these two training sessions by visiting http://bit.ly/1zcDzX8:
5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, Clark County Public Works Operations Center, 4700 N.E. 78th St.
4:30-6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, Vancouver City Hall, 415 W. 6th St.

COUNTING LOCATIONS

Frenchman's Bar and Vancouver Lake Trail at the Blurock Landing trailhead
Salmon Creek Greenway Trail at the Vancouver Girls Softball Association trailhead
Columbia River Renaissance Trail
Burnt Bridge Creek Trail at the Northeast Devine Road trailhead
Northwest 78th Street at Lakeshore Avenue
Padden Parkway Trail at Northeast 94th Avenue
Lacamas Trail at the Northeast Goodwin Road trailhead
Columbia Street at 6th Street
45th Street at Main Street
I-205 bridge pathway
I-5 bridge pathway
157th Avenue at Mill Plain Boulevard
McGillivray Boulevard at Village Loop
McLoughlin Boulevard at Ft. Vancouver Way
Fourth Plain Boulevard at Grand Avenue

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PA Man Arrested for Exposing Himself on Boeckman Creek Trail (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/26/15
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On 8-24-15 at about 6 p.m.Wilsonville Police deputies responded to a call of a male exposing himself to adult females and a child along the Boeckman Creek Trail in Wilsonville. The deputies located a man matching the description of the suspect given by the victims some distance away along the trail. Deputies identified the subject as Scott Matvey, age 40, from Pittsburgh, PA. Matvey had a non-extraditable warrant for similar behavior in Pennsylvania.

Detectives were called in to assist with the investigation. It was learned that Matvey had been living in a tent in the woods near Boones Ferry Road and Prahl Road south of the Willamette River. Mr. Matvey was interviewed and admitted to having masturbated in the presence of the victims that had made the original report.

Mr. Matvey was transported to the Clackamas County Jail and lodged on a single count of public indecency. His bail has been set at $50,000.

Investigators are concerned about the suspect's behavior and the possibility that there are other victims in the area who might have observed similar behavior but did not report to the police. Detectives would like to hear from those victims by having them call police dispatch at 503-655-8211. Anyone seeing this type of behavior should call 911 immediately.

Deputies believe that the quick reporting and accurate description provided by the victims were keys to locating this suspect.


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BPA selects new vice president of Transmission Engineering and Technical Services (Photo)
Bonneville Power Administration - 08/26/15
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BONNEVILLE POWER ADMINISTRATION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015
CONTACT: Kevin Wingert, 503-230-4140/503-230-5131

BPA selects new vice president of Transmission Engineering and Technical Services

Portland, Ore. - The Bonneville Power Administration has selected Mike Miller to be its vice president of Engineering and Technical Services. He will begin his new position Sept. 6.

"Mike possesses a unique blend of great technical and leadership skills along with on-the-ground experience in several Engineering and Technical Services arenas that make him an outstanding selection for this role," said Richard Shaheen, senior vice president for Transmission Services. "I look forward to Mike positioning this vital part of Transmission for even greater success and delivery of excellence to our customers in the months to come."

As leader of BPA's Engineering and Technical Services organization, Miller will have responsibility for implementing Transmission Services' $500 million capital program, providing technical support for the transmission maintenance program and providing real property services to BPA.

Miller also will serve as BPA's principal engineer and key policy formulator in leading the design, material specification, coordination, project management and construction of major transmission infrastructure projects necessary to sustain and improve the reliability of the existing system and incorporate new energy generation facilities.

"I am honored to be selected for this position and excited to lead Engineering and Technical Services," Miller said. "I love this organization and its people and am eager to provide the long-term stability and leadership we need."

Miller came to BPA as a student in 1992 in the substation outdoor design group, assisting in purchasing outdoor design equipment as well as drafting for capital projects. He graduated from Central Washington University, earning a bachelor's degree in electronic engineering technology. In July of 1994, he became a permanent BPA employee, working in the Protection Engineering Design group as an electrical engineer until 2002. At that time, he became the supervisor of the group, a position he held until 2010. Miller was then selected as the manager of System Control Engineering, a group comprised of eight sub-groups, including Protection Engineering Design. In August of 2014, he accepted a nine-month role as the acting vice president of Engineering and Technical Services.

About BPA
The Bonneville Power Administration, headquartered in Portland, Ore., is a nonprofit federal power marketer that sells wholesale electricity from 31 federal dams and one nuclear plant to 142 Northwest electric utilities serving millions of consumers and businesses in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, western Montana and parts of California, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming. BPA delivers power via more than 15,000 circuit miles of lines and 259 substations to 490 transmission customers. In all, BPA markets about a third of the electricity consumed in the Northwest and operates three-quarters of the region's high-voltage transmission grid. BPA also funds one of the largest fish and wildlife programs in the world, and, with its partners, pursues cost-effective energy savings and operational solutions that help maintain affordable, reliable and carbon-free electric power for the Northwest. www.bpa.gov
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Music in Small Spaces Presents The Harp Can Be Hip (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 08/26/15
Music in Small Spaces will present “The Harp Can Be Hip,” featuring harpist Denise Fujikawa, on Saturday, Sept. 12 at the Beaverton City Library. (Photo courtesy of Denise Fujikawa)
Music in Small Spaces will present “The Harp Can Be Hip,” featuring harpist Denise Fujikawa, on Saturday, Sept. 12 at the Beaverton City Library. (Photo courtesy of Denise Fujikawa)
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BEAVERTON, Ore. - Music in Small Spaces, sponsored by the Beaverton Arts Commission, will present "The Harp Can Be Hip" on Saturday, Sept. 12 at 2 p.m. at the Beaverton City Library auditorium, 12375 SW Fifth Street.


Denise Fujikawa, who plays with the Portland Opera and teaches harp at Portland State University, will present a variety of music to demonstrate the versatility of her instrument, a six-foot concert harp. For more information on the history of the harp, which has been around for thousands of years, visit www.musicinsmallspaces.org.


This concert is supported by the Beaverton Arts Commission, the Cultural Coalition of Washington County, and the Oregon Cultural Trust. Tickets are $16 for adults, $11 for seniors and students, and free for kids 12 and under. For more information or to purchase tickets in advance, visit www.musicinsmallspaces.org. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.


ABOUT BEAVERTON ARTS COMMISSION
The city's arts commission contributes significantly to the quality of life in Beaverton by presenting artistic and cultural events that celebrate community values and help connect residents to their artistic and cultural heritage. In recent years, the call for a performing arts center in Beaverton has grown. An arts and culture center in Beaverton would provide an inclusive gathering place where arts, culture and performances can flourish. To learn more about this project, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/ACC.


ABOUT BEAVERTON
Beaverton is a welcoming and responsible city that enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. In 2015, Beaverton was recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest (according to CQ Press for cities more than 75,000). Recently, the city's award-winning finance department received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award as well as the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was named one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine and recognized as one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine. The city was named one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com and one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine. The city also received the Recycler of the Year award from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, received a Silver Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists, and recognized as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities. Lastly, the city's nationally acclaimed visioning program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter and also received the prestigious 3CMA Award of Excellence.


For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov. Also follow Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton, or Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.


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Attached Media Files: Music in Small Spaces will present “The Harp Can Be Hip,” featuring harpist Denise Fujikawa, on Saturday, Sept. 12 at the Beaverton City Library. (Photo courtesy of Denise Fujikawa)
Early Morning House Fire Displaces Aloha Family (Photo)
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 08/26/15
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At 1:20am Wednesday, several callers contacted 911 to report heavy fire coming from a 2-story home in Aloha near the cross streets of SW 185th and SW Bany. Firefighters from Cooper Mountain Station 69 were the first to arrive on scene and found both the roof and backside of the home fully involved. Crews started a quick attack of the fire with a master water stream from their engine, while other firefighters secured a water source. Due to the volume of fire, crews continued to fight the fire from the exterior, while focusing on the exposures to ensure fire did not spread to neighboring structures.

The homeowner said he was awoken by his granddaughter only to notice the back of his house was on fire. He and two other occupants quickly exited the structure and called 911 from a neighbors house. The home suffered significant damage and is uninhabitable. Red Cross is currently assisting the family.

A fire investigator has determined the fire started on the exterior of the house near the backside and continues to investigate to find the fire cause.

Approximately 25 TVF&R firefighters were working on scene of the fire. No injuries were reported.


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Rose City Park Neighborhood Plaid Pantry Robbed at Gunpoint Overnight - No Injuries (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/26/15
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On Wednesday August 26, 2015, at 3:50 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Plaid Pantry store, located at 6010 Northeast Halsey Street.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the victim (employee) who told police that two suspects came into the store, one of whom was armed with a handgun. The victim was told to lay down on the floor while the suspects attempted to break in to the ATM inside the store. After several minutes, the suspects fled the scene, having no success breaking into the ATM.

The suspect with the gun was described as an African American male, possibly in his teens, wearing black clothing and armed with a handgun.

The second suspect was also described as an African American male in his 20s, wearing lighter -colored clothing.

Officers checked the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspects descriptions.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Robbery detectives at 503-823-0405.

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Southridge High School Physics Teacher to be Honored as Beaverton Celebration Parade Grand Marshal (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 08/26/15
The Southridge High School band marches in the 2014 Beaverton Celebration Parade. The 2015 parade will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12 in downtown Beaverton. National award-winning Southridge HS physics teacher Bradford Hill is this year’s grand marshal. (P
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BEAVERTON, Ore. - Bradford Hill, Southridge High School physics teacher, will be honored as the 58th annual Beaverton Celebration Parade's grand marshal on Saturday, Sept. 12, for his achievement in receiving the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching from the National Science Foundation.


Hill teaches freshman and International Baccalaureate physics. Known as "Hill Nye" by his students, he has been recognized for his innovative teaching that immerses his students in the rigors of math, science, and engineering projects. Hill's more than nine years of teaching at Southridge has brought him several awards and titles, including being named the 2013 Outstanding Classroom Science Teacher by the Oregon Science Teachers Association.


"Bradford is a beloved teacher at Southridge because he makes the most complex content simple," said Southridge HS Principal Todd Corsetti. "His students engage in hands-on activities that deepen their learning. Best of all, Bradford creates strong bonds with his students that last way past when they graduate. Bradford is the epitome of a teacher: a lifelong learner who shares his love of learning with his students."


The Beaverton Celebration Parade begins at 10 a.m. on Sept. 12. For more information about the parade and to view the route map, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/Parade.


ABOUT THE PARADE
Beaverton's Celebration Parade began in 1957 and has grown into a community tradition attended by thousands of Beaverton residents. Area high school marching bands, colorful floats, and civic and cultural organizations will be cheered on by spectators as they make their way through the streets of Beaverton. The parade is brought to the community by Bob Lanphere's Beaverton Honda and the City of Beaverton with support from many corporate and civic sponsors including Nike, Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District, the Beaverton Valley Times, Sunset Porsche Audi, Villa Sport, Five Rings Jiu Jitsu, Balance Family Natural Medicine, Frontier Communications, Connect Hearing, Huntington Learning Center and Beaverton Tendercare Dental.


PARADE ROUTE
The parade begins at Beaverton Christian Church at the corner of SW Wilson Avenue and Allen Boulevard. It will travel down SW Erickson Avenue to SW Fifth Street, passing the Beaverton City Library. The parade ends at Griffith Park near the Beaverton Police Department.


STREET CLOSURES
For the safety of spectators, parade participants, staff and volunteers, and Beaverton police officers, the following streets will be closed to through traffic on Saturday, Sept. 12:
SW Allen Blvd from Murray Blvd to 130th Ave - closes at 8 a.m.
SW Erickson Ave from Allen Blvd to Fifth St - closes at 8:15 a.m.
SW Fifth St from Erickson Ave to Griffith Dr - closes at 8:15 a.m.
SW Lombard Ave, Hall Blvd, Watson Ave, and Main Ave at the intersection of Fifth St - closed from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
SW Murray Blvd, Western Ave, and Highway 217 will be open for north- and southbound traffic
SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy and Canyon Rd will be open for east- and westbound traffic


All streets will reopen immediately following the parade (unless otherwise indicated). Vehicles normally parked on the parade route must be moved before 8 a.m. on Sept. 12.

ABOUT BEAVERTON CELEBRATION WEEKEND
On Sept. 12 and 13, Beaverton will celebrate with several events for the whole family. On Saturday, Sept. 12, the Beaverton Celebration 5K kicks off at 9 a.m. at Griffith Park. The Beaverton Celebration Parade begins at SW Wilson Ave and SW Allen Blvd at 10 a.m., and travels along SW Fifth St to Griffith Park. Dog owners are invited to join the pooch parade leading the parade at 10 a.m. The first-ever Beaverton Night Market will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. at The Round, with international food, crafts, and live entertainment.


On Sunday, Sept. 13, Bike Beaverton will be held next to City Park at SW Third St & SW Hall Blvd, with a bike safety rodeo at 1 p.m. and a community bike ride at 2 p.m., followed by an ice cream social. For more information about these and other city events, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/Events.


ABOUT BEAVERTON
Beaverton is a welcoming and responsible city that enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. In 2015, Beaverton was recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest (according to CQ Press for cities more than 75,000). Recently, the city's award-winning finance department received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award as well as the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was named one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine and recognized as one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine. The city was named one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com and one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine. The city also received the Recycler of the Year award from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, received a Silver Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists, and recognized as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities. Lastly, the city's nationally acclaimed visioning program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter and also received the prestigious 3CMA Award of Excellence.


For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov. Also follow Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton, or Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.


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REACH CDC Names Pamela Benoit as Chief Financial Officer (Photo)
REACH Community Development - 08/26/15
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PORTLAND, OR - August 26, 2015 - Today, REACH CDC announced the appointment of Pamela Benoit as the new Chief Financial Officer. Pamela will join REACH on September 16th, and move from Human Solutions where she currently serves as the CFO.

Prior to Human Solutions, Pamela served as the CFO at AHC Inc., one of the largest developers of affordable and mixed-income housing in the Washington-Baltimore metro region. AHC has developed or preserved 49 properties totaling more than 6,500 affordable, workforce and market-rate apartments. AHC owns the subsidiary, AHC Management LLC, which manages the majority of AHC's properties. AHC also offers a Resident Services program to the adults and youth living in their affordable housing communities.

Preceding AHC Inc., Pamela served as the Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration at Catholic Charities USA where she oversaw the accounting, facilities, information technology, human resources and disaster response work groups for the network's member service center. Her background also includes serving as the Vice President and Director of Finance at Montgomery Housing Partnership, Inc. where she provided financial reporting, human resource management and multifamily project development for a nonprofit housing developer utilizing Low Income Housing Tax Credits and tax-exempt bond financing.

Pamela holds a Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) in International Studies from Trinity University and a Master in Financial Economics for Public Policy from The American University. Her community service is extensive, having served on a variety of Boards of Directors and in volunteer roles including Leadership Arlington, Faith House of Hope and with the Fairfax County Public Schools. Her extensive background in affordable housing development, acquisition/permanent financing, and treasury management will serve REACH as the organization continues to play a pivotal role in Oregon as one of the leading providers of affordable housing in the state.

"We're thrilled to name Pamela to this vital role at REACH," says CEO Dan Valliere. "REACH's growth continues as market demands in our region expand. Pamela possesses the ideal mix of experience, leadership and acumen to steer our financial ship in the right direction."

About REACH CDC
For 33 years, REACH has built innovative and affordable housing for low-income families and individuals in the Portland metropolitan region. In 2013, REACH acquired Affordable Community Environments as a subsidiary corporation, expanding into Washington state. REACH develops and manages affordable housing and provides supportive services to residents, as well as free home repairs to senior homeowners. Today, REACH's portfolio includes 2,073 units including single family homes, apartment buildings, and mixed-use developments located across Multnomah, Washington and Clark counties. REACH has won numerous state and national awards for its creative approach to building healthy communities and its innovative housing projects. More information at http://reachcdc.org.


Attached Media Files: Pamela Benoit
Michael Olson Homicide Remains Unsolved - Public's Help Sought to Identify the Killer (Photo)
Crime Stoppers of Oregon - 08/26/15
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The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to solve a homicide that occurred in the Woodstock Neighborhood of Southeast Portland.

On Tuesday September 30, 2014, at 11:08 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 6100 block of Southeast 52nd Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim, 30-year-old Michael William Olson, deceased after suffering from a fatal gunshot wound.

Homicide investigators believe Olson was killed in the course of a robbery.

An eyewitness described the suspect as possibly being a light-skinned African American or Hispanic male.

A forensic sketch of the suspect is being released to the public to aid in the investigation.

Homicide investigators are continuing to follow leads and believe there may be several people with information about the shooting.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Text CRIMES (274637) - Type 823HELP, followed by the tip.

Online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Visit http://tipsoft.com to download the TipSubmit app for the iPhone or Droid.

Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-39
Portland Police Bureau Case #14-80501

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Red Cross Responds To Beaverton Home Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/26/15
On August 26th, 2015 at 3:06 am, Red Cross Volunteers responded to a residential fire that occurred in the 7000 Block of SW 184th Place, in Beaverton, OR.

This single family fire affected 3 adults and 2 children. Red Cross provided food, clothing, shoes, comfort kits. and recovery information.
08/25/15
3 alarm commercial fire breaks out in Clackamas (Photo)
Clackamas Fire Dist. #1 - 08/25/15
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At 5:30 pm this evening a fire started in an upper floor of a commercial building at 15800 SE Piazza Avenue in Clackamas. The fire was reported by callers that were across the street from the building who reported seeing flames and dark smoke. Upon arrival crews went to work advancing hose lines to the second story to fight the fire. Command officers quickly called for a second alarm to get more firefighters to the scene. Truck companies went to the roof to cut holes to release the hot fire gases and smoke as firefighters were working to get the fire under control. A third alarm was called to bring more resources to the scene due to the large size of the structure. The fire was contained to the original business that was located on the second floor.

The business that was involved makes medical devices for extracting teeth. No one was inside when the fire broke out. No injuries were reported and people working at the nearby businesses sharing the same building self evacuated before firefighters arrived. Firefighters from Portland Fire and Gladstone fire assisted. The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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Fire Damages Keizer Residence (Photo)
Keizer Fire Dist. - 08/25/15
Firefighters work to extinguish a house fire on Cade Street NE in Keizer.
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Fire Damages Keizer Residence
The Keizer Fire District responded to the report of a house fire shortly before 4:30 pm today. Upon arriving at the house, firefighters observed smoke and flames coming from the front of the home.
The call reporting a house fire on Cade Street NE in Keizer was received at the Salem 9-1-1 center at 4:26 pm. The first unit arriving on scene reported moderate smoke coming from the single family home. When they entered the home they found that fire had done extensive damage to the upstairs of the home. The rest of the home suffered from smoke and water damage.
Four engines, two medic units, and two duty officers with 14 firefighters responded to the incident. Salem Fire Engine 2 and a Marion County Fire District Medic Unit assisted with the fire.
Firefighters determined that a cigarette that was improperly disposed of ignited the wooden porch at the front of the home. Damage to the residence was estimated at $10,000.00 and damage to the contents of the home was estimated at $2,000.00. No injuries were reported in the incident.
Fire officials want to remind residents to always completely extinguish smoking material before discarding and always put the remains in appropriate ash tray. Smoking materials are the leading cause of fire deaths and the third leading cause of home fire injuries.


Attached Media Files: Firefighters work to extinguish a house fire on Cade Street NE in Keizer.
Photo Release: First group of Oregon National Guard Soldiers complete fire training at DPSST, head to fire bases (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 08/25/15
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Photo Release


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Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers practice using fire hoses during wild land fires training at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, in Salem, Oregon, Aug. 25. The group is undergoing the training to assist the Oregon Department of Forestry during the 2015 firefighting season. The first group of 125 Soldiers are scheduled to deploy to the fire lines early on Aug. 26, and will be joined by 250 more Oregon Citizen-Airmen and Citizen-Soldiers who began their training at DPSST today, and are expected to deploy to the fire lines Aug. 30. Photo by Sgt. Tianna Waite, 41 Infantry Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs.

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An Oregon Army National Guard Soldier practices using fire hoses during wild land fires training at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, in Salem, Oregon, Aug. 25. The group is undergoing the training to assist the Oregon Department of Forestry during the 2015 firefighting season. The first group of 125 Soldiers are scheduled to deploy to the fire lines early on Aug. 26, and will be joined by 250 more Oregon Citizen-Airmen and Citizen-Soldiers who began their training at DPSST today, and are expected to deploy to the fire lines Aug. 30. Photo by Sgt. Tianna Waite, 41 Infantry Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs.

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Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers practice cutting fire lines during wild land fires' training at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, in Salem, Oregon, Aug. 25. The group is undergoing the training to assist the Oregon Department of Forestry during the 2015 firefighting season. The first group of 125 Soldiers are scheduled to deploy to the fire lines early on Aug. 26, and will be joined by 250 more Oregon Citizen-Airmen and Citizen-Soldiers who began their training at DPSST today, and are expected to deploy to the fire lines Aug. 30. Photo by Sgt. Tianna Waite, 41 Infantry Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs.

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Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers practice smothering fires during wild land fires training at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, in Salem, Oregon, Aug. 25. The group is undergoing the training to assist the Oregon Department of Forestry during the 2015 firefighting season. The first group of 125 Soldiers are scheduled to deploy to the fire lines early on Aug. 26, and will be joined by 250 more Oregon Citizen-Airmen and Citizen-Soldiers who began their training at DPSST today, and are expected to deploy to the fire lines Aug. 30. Photo by Sgt. Tianna Waite, 41 Infantry Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs.


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Vancouver man arrested, police seeking other possible victims (Photo)
Vancouver Police Dept. - 08/25/15
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Vancouver, Wash. - On August 25, 2015, Vancouver Police arrested David Clinton Campos, 35, for Indecent Liberties with forcible Compulsion and Unlawful Imprisonment. He has been booked into the Clark County Jail.

Campos is a Vancouver/Clark County property owner and the incident that led to his arrest occurred on August 7, 2015 while Campos was showing a vacant rental property to a female. While alone with the female in the apartment, Campos made unwanted sexual contact with her.

Detectives are seeking information from anyone else who may also have been a victim of unwanted sexual contact from David Campos to contact Vancouver Police Detective Tom Topaum at 360-772-2139 or tom.topaum@cityofvancouver.us with information.



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The Vancouver Police Department is seeking applicants for Entry and Lateral Police Officers. If you are interested in a career with us, visit http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/careers.


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Vancouver teacher named region's Teacher of the Year (Photo)
ESD 112 - 08/25/15
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Fort Vancouver High School teacher Bethany Rivard has been named Educational Service District 112 region Teacher of the Year. Rivard is one of nine finalists from around the state for the Washington State Teacher of the Year Award. One teacher will be selected to represent Washington state in the National Teacher of the Year Program.

Rivard teaches English Language Arts at Fort Vancouver High School, a position she has held for the past nine years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Language Arts from Hunter College in New York City and a Master's Degree in Education from Portland State University.

"It's a cliché, but behind every teacher is teacher who inspired them to become an educator," said Rivard, who credits her third grade teacher, Ms. Trainor, with creating a welcoming, safe and creative environment for her students. "Ms. Trainor inspired me to become the type of teacher I am today. I make sure my students know they are valued. I notice them. I make my classroom a safe place where kids feel like they can be themselves. I hope that they feel inspired to engage academically."

Rivard works hard to get to know her students and their individual needs and challenges. Teaching at a school where nearly 80 percent of students qualify for free and reduced lunch and many students speak another language at home, Rivard is especially sensitive to the barriers to success that students face each day.

"An outstanding teacher knows the name and need of their students and maybe stocks their room with extra food and keeps bus passes on hand," said Rivard. "An outstanding teacher listens to and respects the diversity within her classroom. If I know my students well, I can naturally differentiate instruction. My classroom runs well because there is a culture of trust and safety within the walls."

"Bethany is a highly motivated teacher who cares deeply about her students," said Ken Roberts, Associate Principal at Fort Vancouver High School. "She has spent her entire career as an educator finding ways to level the playing field for disadvantaged students, specifically undocumented students and those living in poverty, so that they can reach their highest potential. Bethany has done this through her dedication and amazing work in and out of the classroom."

Students credit Rivard for encouraging them to succeed and pursue their dreams despite obstacles. "Mrs. Rivard believed that every single one of her students were fully capable of doing anything and everything they put their minds to," said former student and George C. Marshall Youth Leadership Award winner Jose Scott. "I know that I speak for many when I say that Mrs. Rivard believed in me more than I have believed in myself at times."

Rivard has collaborated with colleagues to create a contemporary international literature course in Vancouver Public Schools and started a writing club at Fort Vancouver High School. As part of a unit on the Holocaust and genocide, Rivard partnered with the Oregon Jewish Museum to bring in Holocaust survivors as speakers so that her students could witness living history. She also partners with the MEChA de UW, a Latino/a student group from the University of Washington and supported Fort Vancouver students in forming their own MEChA club. As an AVID program teacher, Rivard instigated an early admission process with WSU and as a result, 21 of 34 students in the AVID class were instantly admitted to WSU, as statistic that Fort Vancouver High School had previously never seen.

"What makes Ms. Rivard truly special as a teacher is how she makes students feel safe, valued, and inspired," said McLoughlin Middle School Principal Travis Boeh. "I whole-heartedly believe that Ms. Rivard has changed the course of many of her students' lives. She has an ability to connect with students, make them believe in themselves, and provide them the support and tools to find success in school and beyond."

Rivard is a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) in Young Adult/English Language Arts. She is an adjunct professor for Running Start through Central Washington University to offer college credits to her Fort Vancouver students. She also serves as a mentor teacher for Washington State University students during their student teaching experiences.

Rivard will join other nominees from Washington at the state Teacher of the Year Award Ceremony this fall.




ABOUT ESD 112:
Educational Service District 112 enables school districts to concentrate more time, money and energy on student learning. Headquartered in Vancouver, ESD 112 provides local and regional cooperative programs and services to school districts and communities in the six counties of Southwest Washington. ESD 112 was established by the Legislature in 1969 as one of nine regional educational service centers to work in partnership with local communities and school districts to provide support services for student instruction, professional development for
staff, and technical assistance in the administration of schools. The agency offers more than 250 cooperatives and services ranging from interactive telecommunications to the child care network. There are 30 public schools, 23 private schools and two state schools serving 100,000 students and 15,000 school employees who benefit from ESD services.




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Sheriff's Office K9 Team Captures Violent Fugitive (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/25/15
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August 25, 2015-Washington County Sheriff's Office K9s and their handlers assisted patrol with tracking and capturing Reiner Schmolling, Jr., 37, (booking photo attached) who had a felony warrant for a parole violation. Schmolling is also known for shooting a WCSO detective and killing a Hillsboro Police Department K9 during a standoff in 1997.

On August 24, 2015, the capture of Schmolling began when Washington County Sheriff's Deputies were called to assist the North Plains Police Department on a report of two males fighting. Although both males were gone upon officers' arrival, it was quickly learned that one of the males was Schmolling who had violated his parole and had a 'felony warrant with caution' due to the 1997 shooting incident. Two K9 teams were called out due to the possibility that Schmolling might be armed and his history of shooting at law enforcement. The K9s Chase and Tux (photo attached), and their handlers followed Schmolling's scent over city streets, surrounding fields of tall grass, through a creek, and deep into a wooded area west of town where they eventually found Schmolling hiding with his girlfriend. He was taken into custody without further incident.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office utilizes a wide variety of tactics and tools to serve and protect the community. One of its most successful resources is the K9 Unit consisting of five highly trained dogs and their handlers. These teams are responsible for apprehending suspects, searching buildings and vehicles, detecting narcotics, and protecting deputies and community members. Last year, the Sheriff's Office K9 unit responded to over 658 incidents. To help ensure a high rate of success and longevity, new 'recruits' are specially bred and trained. Each handler and dog must complete a minimum of 400 hours of training and pass the Oregon Police Canine Association Standards prior to being deployed.

In 2007 the City of Hillsboro opened its first off-leash dog park. The park was named in honor of Hillsboro Police K9 "Hondo," who lost his life in the aforementioned 1997 shooting. He is the only Hillsboro Police K9 to give their life in the line of duty. The dog park includes a plaque dedicated to his service.

Media interested in doing a story about the Sheriff's Office K9 program can contact Sergeant Bob Ray at 503-209-5613.


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125 from Oregon National Guard Complete Fire Training Ready for Deployment (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 08/25/15
Op Plan Smokey DPSST Training
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The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is currently training 125 members of the Oregon National Guard at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem.

This deployment was ordered by Governor Kate Brown under "Op Plan Smokey" to support the efforts of the Oregon Department of Forestry. "Op Plan Smokey" is an agreement that has been in place for many years that allows the Oregon National Guard to support wildland firefighting efforts when all other public and private resources are depleted. When "Op Plan Smokey" is activated the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training provides wildfire training for the Oregon National Guard in partnership with the Oregon Department of Forestry.

This evening members of the Oregon National Guard will complete their week of basic fire training that includes two courses needed for qualification as a wildland firefighter by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group, S-130 Firefighter Training and S-190 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior. The training cadre includes seasoned fire instructors from the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST), Oregon Department of Forestry and Oregon Military Department.

This is the basic wildland fire training course required of all (public and private) firefighters in the United States before they can work on the firelines. The training includes a variety of topics including fire behavior, incident command, watch outs, fire orders, fire shelters, hazards, terminology, use of water, mop up/securing line, communications, suppression, and others. Today's ten-hour, hands-on, field day conclusion included pumps, hose lays, handline construction, mop-up(wet), mop-up (dry), engines, and fire shelters.

The men and women who make up this first group being deployed are members of the Oregon Army National Guard from Albany, Bend, Coos Bay, Klamath Falls, Lebanon, Medford, Newport, Prineville, Redmond, and Salem.

This initial group will be ready for deployment on Wednesday morning.

An additional 250 members of the Oregon National Guard (125 Air Force Guard - 125 Army Guard)deployed under "Op Plan Smokey" will arrive at approximately 4 pm on Tuesday afternoon at the Oregon Public Safety Academy and begin their training on Wednesday morning. These additional 250 will be ready for deployment on Sunday morning.

# Background Information about the Board and Department #

The Board consists of 24 members representing city, county and state public safety professionals representing each of the disciplines (police, fire, 9-1-1, corrections, private security), and a private citizen appointed by the Governor. The current Board Chair is Chief Kent Barker of the City of Tualatin Police Department. The Board includes administrators as well as non-management representatives from statewide organizations. The Board represents more than 40,000 public safety professionals and establishes minimum standards for the training and certification of city, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security/private investigator providers, and makes determinations on waiver requests. The Board is supported by six policy committees and a number of sub-committees representing the public safety disciplines, which provide technical expertise and serve as vital links to public safety organizations. The Board operates in close partnership with the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST).

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) implements minimum standards established by the Board for training and certification of city, county, tribal and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security providers. DPSST provides training to more than 20,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem: certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and reviews and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the Board. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director of DPSST.


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Clark County Medical Examiner's Office MEDIA RELEASE
Clark County Public Information & Outreach - 08/25/15
The following information is in reference to a death investigated by the Clark County Medical Examiner's Office.

The name of the decedent: Wigen, James J. Age: 31 Yrs

This individual died on 08/20/2015 in Vancouver, WA

The decedent was a resident of (city/state): Vancouver, WA

The opinions listed on the death certificate are as follows:

Cause of death:
Gunshot wound of the head

Manner of death:
Suicide

No additional information is available for release from the Medical Examiner's Office. Refer all other inquiries to the Clark County Sheriff's Department.


Media release issue date: Prepared 08/25/2015

Nikki Costa
Operations Manager
Red Cross Home Fire Preparedness Campaign Brings Free Smoke Alarms to Medford Neighborhoods (Photo)
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/25/15
Smoke alarms, provided by the Oregon Office of the State Fire Marshal have a 10-year tamper-resistant battery.
Smoke alarms, provided by the Oregon Office of the State Fire Marshal have a 10-year tamper-resistant battery.
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The American Red Cross will install free smoke alarms and provide fire-safety education for Medford residents on Sept. 12

MEDFORD - The American Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington responds to an average of two home fires every day. After these fires, residents had to face finding a place to stay, purchasing food and clothing, replacing lost possessions, notifying loved ones and navigating insurance.

On Saturday, Sept. 12, between the hours of 12:30 p.m. and 6 p.m., trained Red Cross volunteers will canvass neighborhoods in Medford to inquire if there is a working smoke alarm in the home, to install smoke alarms free of charge, review a fire safety and home hazard checklist, and provide information about creating a fire escape plan. Volunteers also will share other emergency-preparedness information with residents.

Medford residents may also schedule an appointment to have smoke alarms installed by calling (503) 528-5783 to make an appointment with a trained Red Cross volunteer.

"People have as little as two minutes to escape a burning home before it's too late to get out," says Melinda McGoldrick, preparedness and partnerships manager for the American Red Cross Cascades Region. "Working smoke alarms can double the chance of surviving a house fire. I encourage Medford residents to take advantage of this free community program."

McGoldrick also notes that the program is part of a national campaign launched by the American Red Cross last year and that in Oregon the campaign is a partnership with the Office of the State Fire Marshal.

Volunteers are needed for this important outreach effort. Individuals, faith-based groups, local business and organizations are welcome to participate. All training will be provided on Sept. 12. For additional info or to register to volunteer, visit. www.redcross.org/cascadeshfpc.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness: Get informed. Make a Plan. Build a Kit., and suggests taking a few moments to review your family's exit plan should there be a fire in your home. Know what to do before, during and after a home fire. This information, and more, is available at www.redcross.org or in a free Prepare! Resource Guide published by the American Red Cross Cascades Region. The guide can be downloaded at http://rdcrss.org/1zq8XW6.

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First-Ever Beaverton Night Market Will Feature International FOod, Crafts, Entertainment (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 08/25/15
The first-ever Beaverton Night Market on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 5 to 10 p.m. at The Round in central Beaverton will feature live entertainment, food, and crafts from around the world. (Photo courtesy of City of Beaverton/iStock Photography)
The first-ever Beaverton Night Market on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 5 to 10 p.m. at The Round in central Beaverton will feature live entertainment, food, and crafts from around the world. (Photo courtesy of City of Beaverton/iStock Photography)
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BEAVERTON, Ore. - The first-ever Beaverton Night Market, a multicultural evening marketplace of international food and craft vendors, as well as cultural performances, is coming up on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 5 to 10 p.m. The market, a pilot project by the city's Diversity Advisory Board (DAB), will be held at the south plaza of The Round, 12600 SW Crescent Drive, just off the Beaverton Central MAX stop.


The night market is envisioned as a vibrant, intercultural, family-friendly space, reminiscent of night markets around the world. Cultural exhibitors from many regions of the world represented in Beaverton will share arts and goods at the event. Visitors can sample delicacies from East Africa, Lebanon, Mexico, El Salvador, Cambodia, Korea, and Hawaii. Handcrafted items and merchandise will be for sale from Latin America, Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, Japan, and the Pacific Northwest.


Stage performances will include Japanese taiko drummers, traditional Mexican dance, local Italian indie-rock headliner Mbrascatu, and more. City of Beaverton information booths and a Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation kids' activities booth will round out the event.


"The response we've seen so far has been tremendous," said Mayor Denny Doyle, referring to vendor interest and social media response. "I'm looking forward to another opportunity to bring our community together in celebration of our cultural diversity."


The 2015 Beaverton Night Market is a one-day pilot event, with a goal to create a regular season night market to foster cross-cultural exchange, create economic opportunity for emerging ethnic food and craft vendors, and showcase cultural traditions.


"The night market brings back memories of the bustling streets, crowded with couples and families enjoying the night out," said Dr. Edward Kimmi, a member of the DAB who will emcee the event with fellow member Ruth Parra. "Beaverton Night Market is where you can 'taste' the diverse cultures that make up our city."


Admission to the Beaverton Night Market is free. Attendees are encouraged to catch a free ride to the market by taking MAX to the Beaverton Central stop. TriMet rail and bus lines are free for the entire day in celebration of the opening of the Orange Line.


The Beaverton Flea and Collectors Show, 12755 SW Beaverdam Road in the Beaverton Merchant Hall, will be open for special hours on Sept. 12 in conjunction with the Beaverton Night Market. It will run from 2 to 9 p.m., across SW Millikan from The Round.


For more information, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/NightMarket or www.Facebook.com/events/1595044277444806, or contact Alexis Ball, equity outreach coordinator, at 503-526-2503 or equity@BeavertonOregon.gov.


ABOUT BEAVERTON CELEBRATION WEEKEND
On Sept. 12 and 13, Beaverton will celebrate with several events for the whole family. On Saturday, Sept. 12, the Beaverton Celebration 5K kicks off at 9 a.m. at Griffith Park. The Beaverton Celebration Parade begins at SW Wilson Ave and SW Allen Blvd at 10 a.m., and travels along SW Fifth St to Griffith Park. Dog owners are invited to join the pooch parade leading the parade at 10 a.m. The first-ever Beaverton Night Market will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. at The Round, with international food, crafts, and live entertainment.


On Sunday, Sept. 13, Bike Beaverton will be held next to City Park at SW Third St & SW Hall Blvd, with a bike safety rodeo at 1 p.m. and a community bike ride at 2 p.m., followed by an ice cream social. For more information about these and other city events, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/Events.


ABOUT BEAVERTON
Beaverton is a welcoming and responsible city that enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. In 2015, Beaverton was recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest (according to CQ Press for cities more than 75,000). Recently, the city's award-winning finance department received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award as well as the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was named one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine and recognized as one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine. The city was named one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com and one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine. The city also received the Recycler of the Year award from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, received a Silver Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists, and recognized as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities. Lastly, the city's nationally acclaimed visioning program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter and also received the prestigious 3CMA Award of Excellence.



For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov. Also follow Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton, or Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.


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County advisory group for forestry to meet Sept. 1 in Salem
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/25/15
The Forest Trust Land Advisory Committee (FTLAC), representing Oregon counties that in the past deeded forestland to the state for management, will meet on Tuesday, September 1, in Salem. Highlighted items on the agenda include:

An update on the State Forest Management Plan revision and outcomes from the August 12 Board of Forestry Forest Management Plan Subcommittee meeting.

Information about the US Fish and Wildlife Service Barred Owl removal research project.

Beginning conversations about revisions to the Oregon Administrative Rules, which would better enable the department to enforce recreation rules, and drafting of rule revisions resulting from the passage of HB 2453.

An update on the Department of State Land's process for transferring ownership of the Elliott State Forest.

MEETING DETAILS
When: 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Tillamook Room, Building D, Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) Headquarters Office, 2600 State St., Salem.

FTLAC meetings are open to the public. An opportunity for public comment will be provided around 1:45 p.m. More information, including a detailed agenda and meeting materials, can be found at:
http://www.oregon.gov/odf/pages/board/forest_trust_land_advisory_committee.aspx

SPECIAL NEEDS
Accommodations for people with disabilities, and special materials, services or assistance can be arranged by calling the department's Public Affairs Office at least 48 hours before the meeting, at (503) 945-7200.

ABOUT THE FTLAC
The FTLAC is a legally mandated committee of county commissioners representing counties that deeded lands to the state. The committee advises the Board of Forestry on matters where counties may have a responsibility related to forestland managed by ODF. Planning and policy decisions made by the board and department can affect revenues received by the counties with forest trust lands managed by ODF, which are located in the Tillamook State Forest and elsewhere.

The FTLAC is made up of seven members that represent the 15 counties that have state forest land within their county boundaries: Benton, Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Coos, Douglas, Josephine, Klamath, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Polk, Tillamook, and Washington.
Center on Early Learning fall conference to draw leaders from around the state
Western Oregon University - 08/25/15
Monmouth, Ore. -- The annual Center on Early Learning Fall Conference, sponsored by The Research Institute at Western Oregon University, will be held September 9 and 10, 2015, on the campus of Western Oregon University in Monmouth. The theme of the conference is "Quality, Access, & Opportunity for Every Child," and the event is expected to draw leaders in early childhood education from around the state.

Dr. Linda M. Espinosa will deliver the keynote address. Her presentation, "The Amazing Bilingual Brain: Understanding and Responding to the Needs of Young Dual Language Learner," highlights a growing and critical element of Oregon's increasingly diverse population.

In addition to Espinosa's speech, a wide variety of workshops and trainings will be offered at the conference. Workshops will focus on subjects of interest to early learning trainers and technical assistance providers, and many will focus on a theme of promoting equity and diversity in settings related to early childhood.

The Center on Early Learning Fall Conference is provided free of charge to quality improvement specialists, CCR&R Staff, Early Learning Division staff and Department of Human Services staff. For individuals not working for one of these groups, the registration cost is $95 per day. To register or learn more about the conference, please visit triwou.org/centers/cel/conference. Registration will close at noon on August 31, 2015.

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Oregon Health Policy Board to meet September 1 at OHSU in Portland
Oregon Health Authority - 08/25/15
August 25, 2015

Contact: Stephanie Jarem, 971-273-6844 (meeting information or accommodations)

What: The Oregon Health Policy Board will hold its monthly meeting September 1 in Portland. The meeting will be held at the Oregon Health & Science University Center for Health and Healing. The board will hear updates on health system transformation and will receive a report on the Oregon Health Authority's six-year financial sustainability plan. Public testimony will be heard during the meeting, beginning at 11:45 a.m.

When: Tuesday, Sept 1, 8:30 a.m. to noon

Where: OHSU Center for Health & Healing, 3033 SW Bond Ave., third floor, Room 4. The meeting will also be available via live Web stream. A link to the live stream and a recording of the meeting will be posted on the board's meeting page at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/OHPB/Pages/2015-OHPB-Meetings.aspx. Members of the public can also call in to listen by dialing 1-888-808-6929, participant code 915042#.

Agenda:

-- Director's report;
-- OHPB committee updates;
-- Health system transformation updates;
-- OHA six-year financial sustainability;
-- Public testimony.

For more information on the meeting, visit the board's meeting page at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/OHPB/Pages/2015-OHPB-Meetings.aspx.

The meeting site is accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals requiring accommodation may request alternate formats, sign language interpreters, physical accessibility, or other reasonable accommodations by calling the Oregon Health Authority at 1-800-282-8096 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

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Oregon Dept. of Forestry fire update - Aug. 25, 2015
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This is an Oregon Department of Forestry fire update for Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015.

[This is a summary update. More detailed updates on the individual fires as well as other fire-related information are posted to the ODF Wildfire Blog. You can also find ODF on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates and stories from the front lines.]

FIRE FACTS

ODF West Oregon District - Dallas Unit
Willamina Creek Fire | 08-19-15 | 9 miles north of Willamina | 230 acres | 75% contained | Under investigation | ODF local mgmt. team |
More Information: 503-934-8153 | http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com | www.facebook.com/oregondepartmentofforestry | www.twitter.com/ORDeptForestry |


ODF Central Oregon District - John Day Unit
Canyon Creek Complex | 08-12-15 | one mile south of John Day and Canyon City | 74,744 acres | 37% contained | 707 personnel | Lightning | Great Basin IMT 1 (IC Lund) |
More Information: Joint Information Center: 541-820-3643 or 541-820-3633 | http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4495/ | www.facebook.com/CanyonCreekFireOregon | www.twitter.com/canyoncreekfire | #canyoncreekcomplex |

ODF Northeast Oregon District - Wallowa Unit
Falls Creek Fire | 08-22-15 |4 miles southwest of Joseph, OR | 249 acres | 0% contained | Local IMT (IC Tyler) |
More Information: 541-523-1246 or 541-523-1208 | www.fs.usda.gov/wallowa-whitman | www.twitter.com/WallowaWhitman

Rock Creek Fire | 08-23-15 | 7 miles SE of Pendleton | 230 acres | 100% contained |
More information: 541-276-3491 |

Grizzly Bear Complex | 08-13-15 | 20 miles SE of Dayton WA - Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness, south and east | 60,000 acres | 5% contained | 676 personnel | Lightning | WA IMT 4 (IC Gales) / OSFM Green Team (IC Kunze)
More Information: 541-612-0059 | http://inciweb.nwcg.giv/incident/4511 | http://bluemountainfireinfo.blogspot.com/

ODF Northeast Oregon District - Baker Sub-Unit
Eldorado Fire | 08-14-15 | 5 miles southeast of Unity | 20,611 acres |75% contained |256 personnel | Lightning Hold-over |ODF IMT 3 (IC Smith) |
More information: Baker County, Oregon Joint Information Center (JIC): 541-523-2905 | http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4502/ | www.facebook.com/ElDoradoFire2015 | eldoradofire2015@gmail.com |#EldoradoFire |

Cornet-Windy Ridge Complex | 08-10-15 | 10 miles east of Unity | 103,887 acres | 80% contained | 37 personnel | Lightning | Southwest IMT (IC Ruggiero)
More Information: Baker County, Oregon Joint Information Center: 541-523-2905 | http://inciweb/nwcg.gov/incident/4478/ | www.facebook.com/CornetFire | bakerjointinfo@gmail.com |

Eagle Complex | 08-10-15 | 16 miles northeast of Baker City | 9,582 acres |7% contained | 307 personnel | Lightning | Rocky Mountain Black IMT (IC Greer).
More information: Baker City Joint Information Center (JIC): (541) 523-2905 | http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4481/ | www.facebook.com/pages/Rocky-Mountain-Area-Incident-Management-Team-Black/341078999367545 | bakerjointinfo@gmail.com |

Douglas Forest Protective Association (DFPA)
Stouts Fire |07-30-15 | 11 miles east of Canyonville near Milo | 36,367 acres | 86% contained | 610 personnel | Human | ODF IMT 2 (IC Cline) / U.S. Forest Service (IC Mike Wilde) |
More information: Phone: 541-825-3724 | http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4426/ | www.facebook.com/StoutsFire www://twitter.com/StoutsFire | #StoutsFire |

OTHER FIRE INFORMATION
For information on wildfires on all jurisdictions in Oregon, view:
the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center website, or
the national Incident Information System site.

Online and social media resources:
department's web site
department's blog for news on wildfires statewide and provides current fire statistics.
Southwest Oregon District blog with district specific wildfire info, and follow the Twitter feed covering fires as they occur.
Douglas Forest Protective Association website, Facebook Page and Twitter feed.
Blue Mountain Interagency Wildfire blog for news on wildfires in the Blue Mountains (northeast Oregon)
ODF Forest Grove District's Fire blog with district-specific wildfire information
ODF Central Oregon District's Twitter feed
Keep Oregon Green website, Facebook page and Twitter feed

OTHER INFORMATION
ODOT Tripcheck
Evacuation - Ready, Set, Go!
Wildfire Smoke

FIRE STATISTICS
Fire statistics can be accessed from the ODF Wildfire Blog and the ODF website. When personnel are heavily engaged in firefighting activities, the latest information may not always appear in the statistics.

ABOUT THIS UPDATE
This update provides information primarily about fires on Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands involving fires 10 acres or larger. ODF provides fire protection primarily on private and state-owned forestland, and Bureau of Land Management forestlands west of the Cascades, and also works closely with partner firefighting agencies.

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Why does ODF fight fire at night?
Oregon Dept. of Forestry and partner crews jump on opportunities to make sure fires are out. When you see ODF firefighting operations online, you might notice images of night firefighting. Doing anything in the dark can be difficult, and considering safety above all else, we minimize risk so that crews can take full advantage of working at night, providing some very special situational advantages, including slowing the fire down quickly.

Less heat from the sun, and often higher humidity provide ideal conditions for getting a leg up on suppression. John Flannigan, Coos Forest Protective Association and Night Operations Chief with ODF's Incident Management Team 1 from last year's Haystack Complex, said that in his experience of working at night, he has seen "many times when the fire lies down, allowing crews to make great progress." This includes spraying those areas with water and digging fire line to contain it quickly and efficiently.

Fighting fires at night is just one of the many strategies that ODF and our partners employ to protect Oregon's forests and communities.
2nd Annual "Smiles For SMA" Golf Tournament and Auction to Benefit Spinal Muscular Atrophy (Photo)
Cole Parker Randall Foundation - 08/25/15
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Cole P. Randall Memorial Golf Tournament to be held September 19

Aloha, Ore. (Aug. 19, 2015) - The Cole Parker Randall Foundation will host its second annual fund raising golf tournament, dinner and silent auction on Saturday, Sept. 19 at The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club in Aloha, Ore. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Cocktail hour begins at 5:30 p.m. Proceeds from the golf tournament will benefit The Cole Parker Randall Foundation.

Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is a neuromuscular disease which destroys the nerves controlling voluntary muscle movement. It is the number one genetic killer of children under the age of two. August is Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month, and SMA was the #1 trending topic on Facebook the weekend of August 8th.

Participants will be able to enter various competitions held in conjunction with the tournament for prizes, including hole-in-one, longest drive and closest-to-the-pin contests. A cocktail hour will follow the tournament, with dinner and silent auction held at 6:30 p.m. Brian Wheeler and Adam Bjaranson will once again lend their support as emcees of the event.

"In establishing the Cole Parker Randall Foundation, in memory of our son Cole, our hope has been to raise awareness about the devastating effects of Spinal Muscular Atrophy and to contribute to the ongoing research in pursuit of a cure," said Dave Randall. "Through this event we will be able to raise money that funds research and provides support to families fighting the battle with SMA. We are grateful to all of the sponsors involved in this year's event and to all of the participants. Together we will be working for a great cause."

For more information on the Smiles for SMA: Cole P. Randall Memorial Golf Tournament, visit www.coleparkerrandallfoundation.org or www.facebook.com/coleparkerrandallfoundation


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Share Welcomes New Board Directors
Share - 08/25/15
Vancouver, WA - Share welcomed two new board directors in July, Elizabeth Fitzgearld and Michelle Prosser.

"We are delighted to have both Elizabeth and Michelle join our board," said Diane McWithey, executive director. "We believe their strong experience and leadership skills will be extremely valuable as Share continues to address the needs of the hungry and homeless in our community."

Fitzgearld is the office manager at "ENTOffice.org," the office of Drs Todd Bernstein and David Bloom. She serves on the Program Advisory Committee at Everest College and is an MBA candidate in non-profit management at the University of Portland.

"I have been intimately involved in the non-profit community of southwest Washington for several years. Developing and implementing the Patient Navigator Program at the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington led me to gain an even high appreciation of the services at Share and the administrative structure that keeps it running," shared Fitzgearld.

Prosser is a managing attorney and shareholder at Stahancyk, Kent & Hook P.C. She is a member of both the state of Washington and Clark County Bar Associations. Prosser is also a member of the Clark County Historical Society, Clark County Chamber of Commerce, Identity Clark County and Vancouver Downtown Association.

"I support Share's mission and the organization's commitment to implementing that mission in a customized approach to each individual's needs and abilities," shared Prosser.

About Share
Share was founded in 1979 with the goal of caring for the homeless and hungry in the greater Vancouver area. Share operates three shelters for the homeless, a transitional housing program, case management, a street outreach program, a Housing & Essential Needs (HEN) program and provides daily meals for the homeless and low-income members of our community. Share also operates a summer meals program for low-income children and a backpack program benefitting 1,950+ children at 90 schools to provide food for weekends to children receiving free or reduced-meal lunches. Additionally, Share offers financial programs that incorporate financial education and matched dollars for savings; these programs are designed to assist in the improvement of credit scores and financial management. For more information on Share, visit our Web site at www.sharevancouver.org.

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Swearing in ceremony for new Fire Chief
Sublimity Fire Dist. - 08/25/15
The Sublimity Fire District Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Alan Hume as its new fire chief.
Chief Hume, 35, originally of Madras, was appointed fire chief by the board of directors effective July 1, 2015. Chief Hume started his career as a volunteer with Jefferson County Fire District No. 1 and earned the rank of captain. Prior to beginning his career with Sublimity, Chief Hume worked as a paid firefighter for the U.S. Forest Service and then Warm Springs Fire and Safety, where he reached the rank of lieutenant before coming to Sublimity in 2010 as the assistant chief and training officer.
Chief Hume was appointed interim chief in February of 2014 and has served in his present role since then. Chief Hume holds an Associate's degree in Fire Science and is involved locally in the Santiam Fire Academy and Mid-Willamette Fire Instructors Association and statewide as a member of the Oregon Fire Chief's Association.
The Sublimity Fire District Board of Directors would like to invite the public and interested media to join our board, volunteers and partner agencies at a formal swearing in of Chief Hume. It will be held at the Sublimity Fire District Main Station, located at 115 NW Parker St, Sublimity, at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 28, 2015.
Liberty House Invites Public to attend Champions for Children Luncheon: Russ Lewis of KGW to Serve as Master of Ceremonies (Photo)
VanNatta Public Relations - 08/25/15
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(Salem, OR-Aug. 25, 2015) Russ Lewis, KGW-Channel 8 news anchor, will return as Master of Ceremonies for the Liberty House (LH) Champions for Children benefit luncheon Tuesday, Sept. 22 at the Salem Convention Center. The public is invited to attend. The theme will be Sustaining Hope. The luncheon will provide an opportunity to learn about and support the critical work of Liberty House, a child abuse assessment center. Seating starts at 11:30 a.m. and the program will begin at noon. Pre-registration is required.

"This is an especially exciting year to attend the luncheon," said CEO Alison Kelley. "Guests will see the amazing results of the community's support for children referred for concerns of abuse or neglect." During the last year, Liberty House launched a major project to increase its services to meet the critical need. The District Attorneys in both Marion and Polk Counties report being inundated with cases of child abuse. "Liberty House wants to be there for the children who need us, and we rely on the community's support to help them," Kelley added.

Liberty House provides medical checkups and other important services for children referred for concerns of abuse or neglect. Specially-trained providers, interviewers and family support specialists work closely with the appropriate authorities to ensure services are offered in ways that don't add to the trauma a child might have experienced. The services are neutral and objective. Liberty House serves Marion and Polk Counties, where there are over 8,500 calls to the child abuse hotline and over 1,100 confirmed cases each year.
After extensive fundraising efforts last year, LH purchased a neighboring building to house community engagement and administrative services. The organization is in the process of developing mental health services to make it easier for children and their families to get the follow-up support they need.

Guests at the luncheon will be able to contribute to the LH's mission. The Champions for Children Luncheon is free but pre-registration is required to ensure sufficient space. Guests will also have an opportunity to sign up to volunteer. To attend, call Adrienne Christian or Elisa Ford at 503-540-0288.

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ABOUT LIBERTY HOUSE: Liberty House is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization and relies on the generous support of donors: 52 percent of Liberty House's annual funding comes from charitable contributions by individuals, businesses and foundations. Liberty House is located at 2685 4th Street NE in Salem, 503-540-0288, www.libertyhousecenter.org.
TO REPORT CHILD ABUSE: Call the DHS hotline for Marion and Polk Counties at 503-378-6704.


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Pacific University Ranked 19th Nationally Among Master's Universities by Washington Monthly (Photo)
Pacific University - 08/25/15
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FOREST GROVE -- Public affairs magazine Washington Monthly has ranked Pacific University 19th out of 673 higher education institutions in the master's universities category of the publication's 2015 college rankings.

Pacific ranked 1st out of nine Oregon-based universities classified as a master's university, and 2nd out of all 20 institutions from Oregon the publication ranked in either the "national," "master's," "liberal arts" or "baccalaureate" categories.

In total, Washington Monthly ranked 1,540 public, private nonprofit and private for-profit colleges and universities across the four categories, as determined by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

"We rank four-year colleges in America on three measures that would make the whole (higher education) system better," Washington Monthly editors said. "The first is upward mobility: Are schools enrolling and graduating students of modest means and charging them a reasonable price?" One-third of all Pacific University students receive a Pell grant.

"The second is research," editors noted. "Are (schools) preparing undergraduates to earn PhDs and creating the new technologies and ideas that will drive economic growth and advance human knowledge?" Pacific ranked 12th among master's institutions whose bachelor's degree alumni go on to earn a PhD or other terminal degree, relative to school size.

The third measurement is service, the editors remarked. "Are schools encouraging their students to give back to the country by joining the military or the Peace Corps, or at least letting them use their work-study money to do community service?" Pacific's community service participation and hours served ranked 18th among the master's universities listed, relative to school size. The university is a four-time recipient of the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and civic engagement is deeply embedded in Pacific's undergraduate and professional programs curricula.

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Founded in 1849, Pacific University (Ore.) is a diverse and sustainable community dedicated to discovery and excellence in teaching, scholarship and practice. The university consists of colleges of Arts & Sciences, Optometry, Education, Health Professions and Business, with campuses in Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Eugene and Woodburn.


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Beaverton Launches $100K Startup Fund
City of Beaverton - 08/25/15
BEAVERTON, Ore. - The City of Beaverton and startup incubator Oregon Technology Business Center (OTBC) have teamed up to create the Beaverton $100K Startup Challenge. The challenge is sponsored by the city and Westside Startup Fund, LLC, and each will contribute $50,000 to help five startups kickstart their business with coaching and mentoring support from the OTBC.


"Beaverton has been home to some of the most successful startups in Oregon's history," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "Nike, which is now a Fortune 500 Company, got its start on Hall Street back in 1964. Back then they were known as Blue Ribbon Sports. Who knows, maybe the next Nike will be discovered through this innovative challenge."


"The Westside Startup Fund is a great next step for OTBC," said Executive Director Steve Morris. "We have a strong track record of helping startups with workshops, incubator space and by delivering the state's top-rated coaching and mentoring program. OTBC helps many companies become investor-ready. The Westside Fund means we can now provide financial help through an infusion of seed funding to further accelerate startup growth and raise the odds of success."


Five startups will be selected to receive a $20,000 cash convertible-note investment along with incubation services and free rent for one year at the OTBC. For-profit, early-stage growth businesses with the ambition and potential to scale into national and international markets are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have a two-to-five member team with at least one team member working on the startup full-time. Applicants may be self-funded, grant-funded, and/or have investor funding of up to $250,000. Five startups will win:


$20,000 cash convertible-note investment
Free rent for one year
Discounted legal and accounting services
HR and marketing assistance
OTBC's top-rated coaching and mentoring services
OTBC entrepreneur workshops, and more


Applications are due Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. Semifinalists will be selected by Oct. 15, 2015 and the five winners will be announced by Nov. 15, 2015. To apply, visit otbc.org/BeavertonChallengeApplication.


For more information about the fund, please visit otbc.org/BeavertonChallenge or contact Steve Morris at smorris@otbc.org.


ABOUT OTBC
The Oregon Technology Business Center (OTBC) is a decade-old nonprofit tech startup incubator that provides coaching, networking events, entrepreneurship programs and shared office space to help startup ventures succeed.
According to a 2013 Oregon Founders Study, OTBC is the highest-rated incubator in Oregon for effectiveness in its mentoring programs--providing a unique combination of CEO mentoring, referrals to a large network of founders and domain experts and practical how-to entrepreneur workshops and videos. The hands-on attention and nurturing business environment helps startups become successful businesses. OTBC alumni include many outstanding companies such as Puralytics, Lumencor and Sonivate. With strong connections to the City of Beaverton, the Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce and more, OTBC is the ideal partner to help startups develop and grow their businesses in Beaverton.
Beaverton is home to a large number of growth companies started by local entrepreneurs, including technology and manufacturing companies known throughout the world such as Act-On, Digimarc and Vernier Software & Technology.
The City of Beaverton is a founding sponsor and the OTBC facility is conveniently located across the street from the Beaverton Central MAX station, with free parking and easy access to Highway 217.


For more information, please visit www.otbc.org.


ABOUT BEAVERTON
Beaverton is a welcoming and responsible city that enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. In 2015, Beaverton was recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest (according to CQ Press with cities more than 75,000). Recently, the city's award-winning finance department received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award as well as the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was named one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine and recognized as one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine. The city was named one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com and one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine. The city also received the Recycler of the Year award from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, received a Silver Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists, and recognized as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities. Lastly, the city's nationally acclaimed visioning program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter and also received the prestigious 3CMA Award of Excellence.


For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov. Also follow Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton, or Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.


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Vancouver Police introduces online options for security alarm users
Vancouver Police Dept. - 08/25/15
Vancouver, Wash. - The Vancouver Police Department has a new option for business and residential security alarm users to manage their account online. Security alarm users can register their security alarm, pay alarm permit fees, appeal false alarm penalties and contact customer service via this new online option.

New users should visit crywolf@cityofvancouver.us to apply for their permit. Existing alarm can begin managing their account and get email updates by contacting CityVPDAlarmUnit@cityofvancouver.us to get their online account set up.

Anyone who operates a security alarm in their home or business is required to get a permit from the Vancouver Police Department (VMC 8.52).

For more information on the Vancouver Police Alarm Program visit us at: http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/false-alarm-reduction-program





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The Vancouver Police Department is seeking applicants for Entry and Lateral Police Officers. If you are interested in a career with us, visit http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/careers.


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Driver Cited After Bicycle Rider Provides Video of Careless Driving to Police (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/25/15
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On Monday August 17, 2015, Tony Tapay, a resident of Southeast Portland's Creston-Kenilworth Neighborhood, called the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division to discuss issuing a citation to a careless driver after an encounter on July 7, 2015, at approximately 5:00 p.m.

Tapay provided a personal video of the encounter and the suspect vehicle driving by him at a high rate of speed as he and his child rode their bicycle along Southeast 34th Avenue. Tapay was able to provide the suspect's description, the license plate number and a vehicle description to police.

Officers were able to view the video and observed the driver speed by Tapay and his son, nearly hitting another bicycle rider and a driver head-on.

Officers located the vehicle, a 2012 Kia Soul, and the driver, Andrew Vilas Reid, on August 20, 2015, and issued him traffic citations for Careless Driving and Unsafe Passing of a Person Operating a Bicycle.

This investigation and issuance of citations was made possible by the presence of video and the information provided to police by Tapay.

The video is posted here: https://vimeo.com/136872431 The video is not the property of the Portland Police Bureau and could be removed by the owner. Viewers should be aware that there is some profanity during the incident, which begins at approximately the one minute mark.

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work towards reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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City of Beaverton Seeks Nominations for 2015 Outstanding Volunteer
City of Beaverton - 08/25/15
BEAVERTON, Ore. - The City of Beaverton is now accepting nominations for Outstanding Volunteer 2015. Any individual who serves in an unpaid volunteer capacity in the city is eligible. Outstanding volunteers are city residents who have changed or enriched Beaverton through projects, service, creativity, and caring.

The winner will have the honor of riding in the Beaverton Celebration Parade on Saturday, Sept. 12, in a vehicle provided by Sunset Audi and Porsche.

"The city is home to many people who contribute countless hours serving and collaborating with our community," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "I ask that residents take time to nominate those around us who diligently strive to make Beaverton a better place."

The deadline to submit nominations is Monday, Aug. 31 at 4 p.m. To nominate someone, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/VolunteerNomination.

The winner will be announced on Friday, Sept. 4. To learn about the Beaverton Celebration Parade, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/Parade or call the events program at 503-526-2559.

ABOUT BEAVERTON CELEBRATION WEEKEND
On Sept. 12 and 13, Beaverton will celebrate with several events for the whole family. On Saturday, Sept. 12, the Beaverton Celebration 5K kicks off at 9 a.m. at Griffith Park. The Beaverton Celebration Parade begins at SW Wilson Ave and SW Allen Blvd at 10 a.m., and travels along SW Fifth St to Griffith Park. Dog owners are invited to join the pooch parade leading the parade at 10 a.m. The first-ever Beaverton Night Market will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. at The Round, with international food, crafts, and live entertainment.

On Sunday, Sept. 13, Bike Beaverton will be held next to City Park at SW Third St & SW Hall Blvd, with a bike safety rodeo at 1 p.m. and a community bike ride at 2 p.m., followed by an ice cream social. For more information about these and other city events, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/Events.

ABOUT BEAVERTON
Beaverton is a welcoming and responsible city that enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. In 2015, Beaverton was recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest (according to CQ Press for cities more than 75,000). Recently, the city's award-winning finance department received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award as well as the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was named one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine and recognized as one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine. The city was named one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com and one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine. The city also received the Recycler of the Year award from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, received a Silver Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists, and recognized as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities. Lastly, the city's nationally acclaimed visioning program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter and also received the prestigious 3CMA Award of Excellence.

For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov. Also follow Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton, or Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.

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Rural structure fire sends two to hospital (Photo)
Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue - 08/25/15
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Kelso- Firefighters from Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue, Longview Fire, and Cowlitz Fire District 5 (Kalama) responded to a structure fire in the 200 block of Cunningham road just after 3am Tuesday morning. The residents had evacuated the home before firefighters arrived. The male resident suffered burns to his arms, head, and neck and was flown by a Lifeflight helicopter to Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland, OR. His wife was transported by ambulance to Peace Health St. John's Medical Center in Longview for smoke inhalation. The home is considered to be a total loss; the cause of the fire is under investigation, but is believed to be accidental. No other injuries were reported.

Two fire engines, four water tenders, three medic units, and a chief officer responded to the incident. Cowlitz County Sheriff deputies and Cowlitz County Public Utility District No. 1 (PUD) also responded to the call. The home was fifty percent involved with fire when firefighters arrived. Initial attack crews used their limited water supply to prevent the fire from spreading to other houses, trees, and dry brush near the home until water supply tenders arrived. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire in just under an hour from their arrival.


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Vancouver Chamber Announces 2015 "Business & Leadership Award" Recipients (Photo)
Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce - 08/25/15
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(VANCOUVER, WA) - The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce (GVCC) is proud to announce the 2015 recipients of the "Business & Leadership Awards" program. This year the "Community Builder" award was been changed to the "Business of the Year" award. Additionally, for the first time, the award recipients are being announced prior to the GVCC's "Annual Officer Installation and Business and Leadership Award" event in September.

The 2015 "Business & Leadership Award" recipients are:

Business of the Year (Large Business): Columbia Credit Union
At Columbia Credit Union "making life better" is the core purpose. They've increased support to 71 community organizations, distributing over $330,000 in financial contributions, plus increased their management volunteer hours to 1,650+. CCU has been voted Clark County's Best Financial Institution for the past seven consecutive years by The Columbian newspaper readers. They have a 96% member satisfaction - according to a recent independent survey. CCU serves 1 in 3 Clark County households. They are the first financial institution branch in Washington State to build LEED 2.2 Gold Certification standards. They earned the 2014 Portland Business Journal Corporate Philanthropic Award. They've also earned recognition as the 2014 Oregonian "Top Workplace." They are the exclusive sponsor of the GVCC's "Get Out On... Small Business Saturday" campaign and the presenters of the GVCC's Fall 2015 [Small Business] Workshop Series, a brand new eight-part educational series.

Business of the Year (Small Business): Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt Law Offices
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt Law Offices has an outstanding record of community involvement and leadership. The Vancouver office employs community minded staff who are active volunteers. They include: Lisa Lowe who serves with the CREDC, ICC, the Humane Society, and the steering committee for Empower Women + Girls. Lowe was also the 2013 "Iris Award" recipient. Don Russo, who is the former GVCC Chairman of the Board and past Public Affairs Committee Chairman. Also, rising star Matt Bisturis who earned the Fort's "Marshall Leadership" award in 2014. Bisturis also works on behalf of the Parks Foundation and presents at WSU-Van and with the CREDC on small business issues. Kelly Walsh is currently co-chairing the YWCA's 100 Year anniversary Gala set for 2016 and serves on the SWCA board. In addition to the firm's exceptional involvement, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt also provides advocacy services to ensure greater access to the legal system for all residents.

2015 Start up to Watch (defined as first five years in business): Trek Global
Trek Global is a full service ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) company, delivering software, implementation services and support. In their first four years of operation they generated $11 million in revenue and employed or contracted with more than 25 professionals in the local area. Joel Stageland, the CEO is an active volunteer with the WSU-Vancouver MAP program giving students real-life consulting experience, while helping local businesses; as well as the CREDC. Trek Global encourages each employee to give time to the community. Recently, they provided free marketing help for the Sunset Rotary Club. Their specific services range from business analysis and needs assessment in planning stages, to implementation, cloud hosting, networking, support, software design and custom development. Their clients are primarily mid-size distribution companies that need comprehensive and affordable solutions to manage their orders, warehouses and end-to-end supply chain.

Statesman of the Year: State Senator Annette Cleveland
State Sen. Annette Cleveland represents the 49th Legislative District encompassing the City of Vancouver and portions of Clark County. She was elected in November 2012 and serves on the Senate Health Care Committee, the Energy, Environment and Technology Committee, and the Transportation Committee. Annette continues to be a strong champion for our community, advocating for transportation infrastructure investment and funding for the CRC, state funding for the Vancouver Waterfront Development project, and against the elimination of the non-resident sales tax exemption. She has passed legislation aimed at protecting vulnerable children from abuse and has sponsored bills to bring awareness to elder justice and the importance of equal pay for equal work. Annette's focus continues to be on building a stronger economy and ensuring opportunity for all families and businesses in our community and across our state.

Community Champion (individual with outstanding community contributions): Scott Campbell
Scott Campbell is the Governmental and Community Affairs Manager of Waste Connections. He has 22 years of solid waste/recycling experience and 12 years of industrial construction management experience. Scott is deeply involved with a number of community organizations and brings a can-do attitude with him. His impact includes fundraising and volunteerism via board positions, emceeing, and event participation. He brings enthusiasm that inspires all of us. He is a board member on the Northwest Association for Blind Athletes, the Parks Foundation of Clark County, and holds a position on the Board of Trustees for the Fort Vancouver National Trust. Scott's top 2014 highlight came from the Fort's "Dancing with the Local Stars" event where he raised over $60,000 as a celebrity dancer and was crowned the all-time fundraising champion. Scott is also involved with the Camas-Washougal Rotary, Southwest Washington Contractors Association and the YMCA.

The GVCC's "Business & Leadership Awards" recipients will be honored on Thursday, September 10th at the Chamber's "Annual Officer Installation and Business & Leadership Awards Event" at the Hilton. Doors open at 4:30 for a cocktail hour, program begins at 5:30. Tickets available for $60/person on www.vancouversua.com or by calling Susie Bauder, the GVCC Events Director at (360) 567-1093. This event will also honor the GVCC's 2015-2016 Board of Directors.

About the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce (GVCC):
Founded in 1890, the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce (GVCC) is a non-profit organization aimed at advancing and strengthening the regional business community through member services, public affairs advocacy and community building. The Chamber is a supportive alliance of diverse member businesses, individuals and organizations, working together toward long-term business prosperity. The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce is the heart of Clark County's business community, advocating for sound, sensible and dynamic policies that ensure a vital economic climate while improving Vancouver's infrastructure and quality of life. For more information, please visit www.vancouverusa.com.
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New Parking Technology Coming to Capitol Mall Fall 2015
City of Salem - 08/25/15
Salem, Ore. -The City of Salem will soon replace existing coin operated meters around the Capitol Mall with new parking technology.

Work crews will soon be installing parking stations that will allow Capitol Mall visitors to pay for parking with credit and debit cards, as well as coins. The new stations will also allow more flexible time options, such as pre-paying for parking in advance of the 8 a.m. enforcement time.

City of Salem-issued Cash Keys will not be compatible with the new parking stations, but can continue to be used prior to installation of the parking stations and at areas outside of the Capitol Mall where coin-based meters are located.

Equipment installation timelines will be determined once the contractor finalizes the schedule. It is anticipated site preparation work will begin in late August/early September 2015. Following the site preparation, the new parking pay stations will be installed. Operation will be phased over several weeks following installation. It is estimated that all of the new parking stations will be installed and operational by early November 2015.

An informational web page that includes an implementation map and Frequently Asked Questions is available at www.cityofsalem.net/capitolmallparking. Information on the web page will be updatd as available. For specific questions regarding the new parking technology implementation, please contact Sara Long at slong@cityofsalem.net or 503-589-2065. Si necesita ayuda para comprender esta información, por favor llame 503-588-6178.
Portland Fire & Rescue Responds to Fire at Harrison Park School (Photo)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 08/25/15
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Portland Fire & Rescue responded to a fire alarm at Harrison Park School, 2225 SE 87th Avenue, just after 2:00 am this morning. When fire crews arrived, they found smoke in the hallway and upgraded the response to a full commercial fire. This brought 3 more engines, 2 trucks, 1 heavy rescue, an incident commander and a safety officer to the school to assist in extinguishing the fire.

Fire crews found the source of the smoke in a classroom where a fire was burning. Crews extinguished the fire and kept it from extending into the attic. The fire was under control around 2:30 am but the classroom was heavily damaged by the fire and smoke. Fire crews remained on scene for over an hour and a half extinguishing hot spots and assisting the fire investigator.

The fire cause has been determined to be an unknown electrical failure with damages estimated at $30,000.00.

No one was injured during this fire.

Portland Fire & Rescue recommends these steps to reduce the chance of having an electrical fire:

Do not use electrical appliances, devices or wiring that have been modified or damaged.

Only use grounded extension cords and appliances.

Do not overload electrical outlets. Only use U.L. approved surge protected power strips
that are plugged directly into an electrical outlet.


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UPDATE: Major Crash Team Investigating a Fatal Traffic Crash on North Marine Drive (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/25/15
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The motorcycle rider killed in Sunday evening's crash on North Marine Drive has been identified as 20-year-old Joshua Michael Terry.

Investigators learned that Terry, along with several other motorcycle riders left Kelley Point Park and were riding eastbound on Marine Drive. According to several witnesses, the group of riders was traveling at a high rate of speed, possibly exceeding 100 miles per hour, and least one rider was performing a wheelie. Investigators were told that the group of motorcycle riders were part of a group called "Red Door Meet," which is a group of motorcycle and car performance enthusiasts.

The pick-up truck driver, 24-year-old Robert Somes, was accompanied by a female passenger and they too had left Kelley Point Park and were heading eastbound on Marine Drive, ahead of the group of motorcycle riders.

Somes did a u-turn on Marine Drive to head back westbound when Terry crashed into the side of Somes' truck, striking the driver's door area. The impact of the crash killed Terry and injured Somes.

The investigation is continuing and no arrests or citations have been issued. Upon completion of the investigation, the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office will review the case.

Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact Officer Erik Koppang at 503-823-2216, erik.koppang@portlandoregon.gov.

On Monday evening, a large group of people gathered at the location of the crash for a vigil. There were no problems during the vigil.

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On Sunday August 23, 2015, at 8:23 p.m., North Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the report of a traffic crash in the 6100 block of North Marine Drive involving a pick-up truck driver and a motorcycle rider.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and began treating the male adult motorcycle rider and the male adult pick-up truck driver, both who suffered traumatic injuries. Attempts by officers and medical personnel to save the motorcycle rider's life were not successful and he died at the scene.

The pick-up truck driver has been transported to a Portland hospital for treatment and is expected to survive his injuries.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team has responded to the scene to conduct an investigation into the crash.

North Marine Drive is closed in both directions and will remain so for several hours.

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work towards reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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City survey shows transportation, parks, entertainment options as important priorities
City of Vancouver - 08/25/15
Vancouver, Wash. - The Vancouver City Council reviewed the results of its "What's Next Vancouver?" survey at a workshop on Monday night. The survey was conducted between June 15 and Aug. 7 as part of the development of the City's new strategic plan. The four-question survey was taken by 2,227 people who live, work or play in Vancouver.

"The survey responses are almost uniformly upbeat," said Mayor Timothy D. Leavitt. "People feel good about living in Vancouver."

SURVEY RESULTS SUMMARY

Respondents agree our parks and trails lead the way in making Vancouver special. A close second is access to the amenities offered by the city's proximity to Portland. Other highly ranked characteristics included family friendly, affordable, good schools and the community's rich history.
When asked what's missing in the community, transportation needs topped the list, including street maintenance, more transit options, and a new Columbia River bridge. Amenities came in second, with a desire for more restaurants, shopping, night-life, year-round community events, public art and a performing arts center.
The "dream big" question asked respondents to consider if an unexpected gift of millions of dollars were suddenly made available for programs or projects and many community members said they'd want it to go to transportation projects. Second on the list was expansion and improvements for parks, trails and recreation opportunities.

"An underlying theme throughout the results is a desire to maintain and take care of what the city already has," said Vancouver City Manager Eric Holmes. "The survey also points to the community's aspiration to build robust cultural experiences, a more self-sustained local economy and more opportunities to spend leisure time right here."

Public input opportunities related to the development of the City's Strategic Plan will continue throughout the rest of the year. The City plans to complete the plan in early 2016.

For more information about the strategic plan development process or to sign up for the project email list, please visit www.cityofvancouver.us/strategicplan.

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Crews Called To Overnight Residential Fire In Oak Hills (Photo)
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 08/25/15
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At 1:48 a.m., a caller reported that the side of their neighbor's home was on fire and that a nearby fence was starting to catch fire as well.

Just a couple of blocks away from 15580 NW Perimeter Place, firefighters saw a column of black smoke and the glow of flames. The first arriving crew from Station 64 pulled into a cul-de-sac and found a two story home with 25 to 30 feet flames coming off the left side of the house. The fire had also spread to the garage, a fence and was threatened the house next door.

A family of five and their dog were found outside the home; all members had exited safely and were uninjured. The family said that they were awakening by the sound of their smoke alarms and the smell of smoke.

Crews quickly begin attacking the fire on the side of the house and fence, protecting the threatened home next door and then transitioned to fight the interior fire. Searches of the house confirmed that no one was in the home and everyone exited safely. Due to the location of the fire, a gas meter was disabled and led to the release of gas. Crews positioned to keep the gas fed fire isolated while working with Northwest Natural Gas to shut off the supply line.

There was significant damage to the home and five people are displaced as a result of the fire. Investigators remain on scene working through material evidence, conducting witness interviews and analyzing burn patterns to determine a cause and calculate a damage estimate.

Hillsboro Fire & Rescue responded to this incident to provide mutual aid, NW Natural and PGE assisted in securing utilities and Washington County Sherriff aided with traffic control.
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Water Main Break Closes E/B State Hwy 8 at Hawthorne Street - Traffic Rerouted (Photo)
Forest Grove Police - 08/25/15
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A large water main break this morning has closed both lanes of the 2900 block of 19th Avenue, also known as eastbound State Highway 8. The water has damaged the surface of the roadway and is not passable. The cause of the break is still under investigation and public works crews are on scene.

Eastbound traffic will be rerouted onto Hawthorne Street south onto 18th Avenue east and back north on Maple Street to 19th Avenue until further notice.


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08/24/15
Access Re-opens to Hagg Lake at Scoggins Valley Park (Photo)
Washington County - 08/24/15
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Washington County officials re-opened access to the waters of Henry Hagg Lake late Monday, August 24, after the Oregon Department of Forestry notified park officials that further water-skimming missions by firefighting aircraft were not anticipated in response to the August Fire along U.S. Highway 26 near Manning.

"We thank visitors to Scoggins Valley Park for their patience over the last day and a half," said Todd Winter, park superintendent. "We are particularly thankful to the Washington County Sheriff's Office for their help safely clearing the lake Sunday."

Boating and swimming had not been allowed since mid-day Sunday, August 23, to allow for the air operations. Access to the park's roadways, trails and shoreline were not interrupted during this period.

More information on the August Fire can be found at this Oregon Department of Forestry website: http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/


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Willamina Creek Fire Evening Update - Monday, August 24, 2015
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/24/15
Willamina Creek Fire Update

Oregon Department of Forestry
West Oregon District - Dallas Unit

Fire Information number: (503) 934-8153


August 24, 2015
8:00 pm

Current Situation:
Crews working on the Willamina Creek Fire spent the day fully-engaged in mop-up activities. This is arduous work during which firefighters locate and fully extinguish every hot spot. This process requires digging out roots and stumps or breaking apart piles of burned fuel which still has burning material deep inside. Crews often use water to extinguish the burning material completely until they can't feel any heat. Mop up can be a long process--especially in the heavy fuels that characterize the northwest Oregon Coast Range forests. Firefighters on the Willamina Creek Fire will be mopping up the entire 230 acre fire area to ensure no hidden ember has a chance to escape and reignite the fire. Tree fallers were working in the fire area again today taking down snags and hazard trees to protect the crews who will be working below. Handheld infrared cameras will be used again tonight to help identify as many hidden hot spots as possible. A few crews will also be working on mop up this evening.

This will be the last evening update for this fire. Daily updates will continue to be provided in the morning once per day unless conditions change.

Weather and Fire Behavior:
The weather forecast is expected to become partly cloudy overnight with temperatures between 50 and 53 degrees and 84-88% humidity.

Fire Statistics
Location: approx. 9 miles north of Willamina, OR
Percent contained: 75%
Size: 230 acres
Cause: under investigation
Start Date: 8/19/15, approximately 5:00 pm

Wildland resources assigned to the fire include (day and night shifts): 13 hand crews, 6 engines, 1 dozer, 6 water tenders, and overhead personnel.

Total personnel: 197

Cost estimate to date: $1,086,000

Evacuations and closures:
Four cabins along East Creek Road are under a Level 1 (Ready, in the Ready, Set, Go! system) evacuation. Willamina Creek Road and East Creek Road are closed north of the junction with Coast Creek Road.

Places to get information:
ODF Fire Blog - http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/
Facebook - www.facebook.com/oregondepartmentofforestry
Twitter - www.twitter.com/ORDeptForestry

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Update: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Dive Team conducting search operations for missing swimmer in North Portland Harbor (Photo)
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/24/15
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Update-Name release: The deceased is identified as Gregory Loren Whitlock, Age 62, of Portland, OR The Multnomah County Medical Examiner reported the Cause of Death as drowning and the Manner of Death as accidental.

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Update: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Dive Team recovered the body of the missing swimmer, an older adult male, at 7:45 p.m. The body will be turned over to the Multnomah County Medical Examiner's Office.

No additional information is released at this time pending family notifications.

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On Saturday August 22, 2015 at approximately 4:37 p.m. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office River Patrol responded to the report of a person who had gone under the water and hadn't resurfaced after going swimming in the harbor off a cabin cruiser just west of the Suttle Road Moorage. Emergency responders from Portland Fire Bureau, Port of Portland Fire, Clark County Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Coast Guard also responded to the area as they attempted to locate the missing swimmer, an older adult male.

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Dive Team was activated and has responded. The Dive Team will conduct dive search operations and attempt to locate and recover the missing swimmer. Dive operations have commenced in the area the swimmer was last seen.

Initial reports are the male had been swimming with another person in the harbor near the cabin cruiser they were on and began to struggle in the water and called for help. The other swimmer attempted to assist but the person was struggling and broke away, went under the water and didn't resurface. Neither swimmer was wearing a life jacket.

Updates will be provided as more information becomes available.


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SW Washington's Online Giving Marathon Returns September 24 (Photo)
Community Foundation for Southwest Washington - 08/24/15
Give More 24! is a 24-hour online giving campaign, where residents can support causes they care about in southwest Washington.
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Vancouver, Wash., August 2015 -- Southwest Washington's second annual day of online giving will launch at midnight on Thursday, September 24. The event, called Give More 24!, invites residents from across Clark, Cowlitz and Skamania Counties to visit www.Give-More-24.org and give collectively--as one community--for 24 hours. Charitable contributions can be made to any of the 111 participating nonprofits, and every charitable contribution made through the website also gets a boost thanks to twenty $1,000 nonprofit prizes and a $75,000 stretch pool.

Each gift received will be tallied on the website in real time until 11:59:59 p.m. at which point the 24-hour community giving marathon will come to a close. Last year, 1,262 unique donors gave 1,842 gifts to raise more than $426,000 during the 24-hour period. Jennifer Rhoads, President of the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington, said that the bar has been set higher this year with the aim to raise $750,000 during Give More 24!

"We know that there are thousands of additional residents who care about supporting local causes, and we're trying to engage more of them this year," Rhoads said. "This event is a great example of how we all have the ability to make southwest Washington a little better, because every contribution makes a difference to these nonprofits."

The 111 organizations participating in Give More 24! each operate programs that serve southwest Washington and are categorized into ten cause areas that include animals, arts and culture, community improvement, education, environment, health, housing, hunger, social services and youth development. Visitors can search by general cause area or specific nonprofit names to find organizations that they want to support. Additionally, the site allows users to tap their social networks and rally friends and family members to join them in giving to local organizations.

Rhoads said that another goal of this event is to make giving more accessible. To encourage this, Give More 24! has a relatively low minimum donation of $10. According to donors who participated last year, the Give More 24! site also made it simple to give by offering an easy-to-use directory of participating nonprofits and simple, secure donation forms.

A generous group of individuals and businesses have funded a $75,000 stretch pool that will multiply every donation submitted through www.give-more-24.org on September 24. Prize sponsorships from Comcast, the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington, The Convenience Group, Kari Hebble and Robert Condie, and Heritage Bank will also increase the chances for nonprofits to win one of twenty $1,000 prizes throughout the day. Descriptions of these prizes are available on the event website as well.

The Columbian, Comcast and Softbox Films are the official media sponsors for Give More 24! Printing sponsor, ADCO Printing and Graphics, has also generously contributed its services. Other partners include the Nonprofit Network Southwest Washington and Riverview Bank.

Anyone interested in contributing on Thursday, September 24 can learn more and sign up to participate at www.give-more-24.org.

Who: You! Anyone can be a charitable champion with a minimum donation of $10.
What: Give More 24! -- a community-wide online giving marathon to benefit local causes.
When: September 24, 2015 from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59:59 p.m.
Where: Donate at home, at work or on vacation by visiting www.give-more-24.org.
How: Visit www.give-more-24.org on September 24, choose your cause and watch your dollars go further when you support local nonprofits.

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Attached Media Files: Give More 24! is a 24-hour online giving campaign, where residents can support causes they care about in southwest Washington.
Fatal Pedestrian Involved Crash on Highway 99E South of Milwaukie - Clackamas County
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 08/24/15
OSP Troopers are continuing the investigation into last night's fatal vehicle versus pedestrian crash on Highway 99E at milepost 7, near SE Holly Ave and Highway 99E.

According to Trooper Ben Looney, August 23, 2015 at approximately 9:16 p.m., Stephanie CHESTNUT, age 44, of Milwaukie, was walking across Highway 99E when she was struck by a 2013 Dodge Avenger operated by Zoe HOYT, age 56, of Gladstone.

Medical personnel arrived and transported CHESTNUT to OHSU where she was later pronounced deceased. Preliminary information indicates that alcohol may have been a contributing factor on the part of CHESTNUT.

HOYT was cooperating with investigators as they conducted a reconstruction of the crash site. The highway was closed for about three hours during the investigation.

OSP was assisted at the scene by the Oregon Department of Transportation, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, and Clackamas County Fire.

No photographs are available for release.
Corvallis Police Arrest Man in Reported Robbery at Subway Restaurant
Corvallis Police - 08/24/15
On August 23, 2015, at approximately 9:47 p.m. Corvallis Police Officers were dispatched to the Subway restaurant at 5080 SW Philomath Blvd for a report of a robbery which had just occurred. The suspect, later identified as 25 year old Aaron Robert Wagner of Corvallis, entered the business and demanded the clerk provide him with the money in the register. Wagner did not display or indicate that he had a weapon.

The clerk complied and provided Wagner with the money. Approximately an hour later, as an officer was clearing from the scene, he observed a taxi leaving the area from a side street near the scene. The officer followed the taxi to determine whether the suspect was inside and witnessed it stop and the driver attempt to remove the passenger from the car. The passenger matched the suspect description of the Subway suspect and the officer attempted to detain him. Wagner physically resisted and charged at the officer. The officer deployed a Taser and Wagner was taken into custody.

Medics were dispatched to the scene to remove the Taser probes and Wagner assaulted one of the medics, striking him with his knee.

Neither Wagner, nor the Corvallis Fire Medic sustained serious injuries.

WAGNER was charged with the following crimes:

-Burglary 2nd Degree
-Coercion
-Interfering with a Peace Officer
-Resisting Arrest
-Theft 2nd Degree
-Criminal Trespass 2nd Degree
-Attempted Assault 3
-Theft of Services

Wagner was charged with Burglary in the 2nd degree instead of Robbery because he never displayed, or told the clerk he was armed with a weapon. Wagner was transported to the Benton County Jail where he was lodged on $216,000 bail.

A mug-shot photo is available at the following link:

http://www.co.benton.or.us/sheriff/corrections/inmate_detail.php?bn=1500001577
UPDATE: Shooting Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland's King Neighborhood - One Person Injured (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/24/15
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The victim in today's shooting has been identified as 20-year-old Annastasia Madison. Madison suffered a hand injury and is expected to survive.

Investigators learned that Madison was sitting in King School Park with two males when someone in an SUV fired multiple shots at the group, striking Madison.

The suspect vehicle is described as a light-colored, smaller SUV, occupied by multiple African American males.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Detective Bryan Declercque at 503-823-2056, bryan.declercque@portlandoregon.gov.

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On Monday August 24, 2015, at 12:09 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 4900 block of Northeast 6th Avenue. Several callers to 9-1-1 reported hearing numerous gunshots and seeing vehicles speed away from the scene.

Officers and medical personnel responded to the area and a female gunshot victim was located on Northeast 6th Avenue, South of Prescott. She has been transported to a Portland hospital with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

Evidence of gunfire has been located on Grand Avenue so traffic is blocked from Humboldt to Going Streets, along with part of King School Park.

The Gang Enforcement Team (GET) is responding to assist with the investigation.

Anyone who witnessed the shooting or has information should call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

Tips on gun crimes can be emailed to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov.

If you see a gun crime in progress, call 9-1-1.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Send a text message to CRIMES (474637), type in 823HELP plus your tip.

Online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Visit http://tipsoft.com to download the TipSubmit app for the iPhone or Droid.

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Election notice for Educational Service District 112 Board of Directors
ESD 112 - 08/24/15
The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction has announced the Call of Election Notice for Educational Service District 112 Board of Directors. The election will fill positions 1, 2, 3, 5 and 7 for a four-year term on the ESD 112 Board for beginning January 2016 through January 2020. (Note: District 2 was appointed to fill an unexpired term and shall serve until their successor has been elected at this year's election and has qualified.)

Director District 1 represents Battleground (partial), Green Mountain, Kalama, La Center, Woodland, and Kelso (partial) School Districts. The incumbent is Dr. Richard Graham, whose term expires January 2016.

Director District 2 represents Castle Rock, Kelso (partial), Longview, Naselle-Grays River Valley, Ocean Beach, Toutle Lake, and Wahkiakum School Districts. The incumbent is Rainer Houser, whose term expires January 2018.

Director District 3 represents Battleground (partial), Evergreen (partial) and Hockinson School Districts. The incumbent is Steve Wrightson, whose term expires January 2016.

Director District 5 represents Vancouver Public Schools. The incumbent is Marilyn Koenninger, whose term expires January 2016.

Director District 7 represents Camas, Centerville, Evergreen (partial), Glenwood, Klickitat, Lyle, Mill A, Mt. Pleasant, Roosevelt, Skamania, Stevenson-Carson, Trout Lake, Washougal, White Salmon and Wishram School Districts. The incumbent is Ann Campbell, whose term expires January 2016.

Declaration of Candidacy forms for the position may be obtained from the Administrative Resource Office, Old Capitol Building, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, Washington, 98504-7200 (360-725-6132/Fax:360-753-4201) or Educational Service District 112-Attention: Terri Tangalin-Piedra, Administrative Assistant to the Board of Directors, 2500 NE 65th Avenue, Vancouver, Washington, 98661 (360-952-3317/Fax:360-750-9706).

Declarations of candidacy and optional biographical data must be filed with the Administrative Resources Office between September 1-16, 2015. Voting by ballot will take place October 1-16, 2015.

To be eligible for membership on an ESD Board, a candidate must be a registered voter and live in the ESD district for which the candidate files. ESD Board members serve a four-year term and are elected by the members of local school boards within each ESD.

ESD 112 is a regional body created by statute to:
Provide and assist in the development of cooperative services for local school districts and joint purchasing programs for schools within the ESD;
Act in a consultative and advisory capacity to local school districts;
Assist the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education in the performance of their respective duties;
Provide services to the School for the Deaf and School for the Blind to assure equal educational opportunities

OSPI Calling for elections as required by Revised Code of Washington Chapter 28A.310.080
Two Vehicle Fatal Crash on Highway 99W North of Lafayette - Yamhill County
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 08/24/15
On August 21, 2015 at about 11:10 p.m., OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle crash on Highway 99W, near milepost 31.5, just north of Lafayette.

According to Sergeant Brad Hessel, 1990 Ford Crown Victoria operated by David LOGSDON, age 60, and passenger, Diane LOGSDON, of McMinnville, was traveling northbound on Highway 99W when a 2000 Acura Integra operated by Fernando LOPEZ, age 21, of McMinnville, pulled out from SE Locks Loop Road onto Highway 99W, into the path of LOGSDON's vehicle. LOGSDON's vehicle collided with LOPEZ's driver's side door.

LOPEZ was pronounced deceased upon emergency crews arriving. David LOGSDON and Diane LOGSDON were transported to McMinnville hospital for minor injuries.

The highway was closed for about three hours while the investigation was conducted. OSP was assisted by the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office, McMinnville Fire, Dayton Fire, and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

The investigation is still continuing. More information will be released when it becomes available.
Walk to Defeat ALS and Help The ALS Association Fight ALS (Photo)
Woloshin Communications - 08/24/15
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Walk to Defeat ALS and Help The ALS Association Fight ALS

Aug. 24, 2015 -- Portland, OR --Thousands of people living with ALS, friends, co-workers, family, local business and community members across Oregon and SW Washington will be participating in The ALS Association's annual Walk to Defeat ALS in six locations across the region. Registration for each Walk opens at 11 a.m. with the opening ceremony beginning at noon.

Central Oregon Walk to Defeat ALS
Saturday, Sept. 12: Riverbend Park, Bend, OR
Southern Oregon Walk to Defeat ALS
Sunday, Sept. 13: Bear Creek Park, Medford, OR
State Capitol Walk to Defeat ALS
Saturday, Sept. 19: Riverfront Park, Salem, OR
Willamette Valley Walk to Defeat ALS
Sunday, Sept. 20: Lively Park, Springfield, OR
Portland Metro Walk to Defeat ALS
Sunday, Sept. 27: World Trade Center, Portland, OR
SW Washington Walk to Defeat ALS
Saturday, Oct. 3: Esther Short Park, Vancouver, WA

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. The disease robs people of the ability to walk, to talk and even blink an eye. It traps them inside a body they no longer can control and ultimately prevents them from breathing as it takes their life. People with ALS lose the power to use their legs, hold someone close and simply say, "I love you," before their bodies gradually shut down. There is no known cause of the disease, although military veterans are approximately twice as likely to develop ALS as the general population. Every 90 minutes someone is diagnosed with ALS, and every 90 minutes someone loses their battle to this fatal disease. Living with ALS can cost up to $250,000 annually, depleting families of all savings.

The local Walk to Defeat ALS events will feature family-friendly activities such as music, face painting and tasty food. The events are underwritten in part by Alpenrose Dairy, Northwest Medical, Fred Meyer, Providence Brain & Spine Institute, Numotion and Permobil, among many other local partners.

"We look forward to this year's Walk season, which is our biggest fundraiser that helps our chapter provide support to those individuals and families living with ALS in our region," said Lance Christian, the Oregon and SW Washington Chapter's Executive Director.

A sampling of care services provided free of charge by the local chapter:
On-staff Care Services Coordinators who offer individual support and home visits to assess the needs of those living with ALS, suggest equipment and help families plan for the future.
Partnerships in ALS multidisciplinary centers and clinics staffed by professionals with ALS expertise.
Medical Equipment Loan Program that shares equipment to aid in daily living activities and with mobility when insurance and other programs cannot fund needed items.
Comprehensive Augmentative Communication and Assistive Technology Program to support people living with ALS in their communication and technology needs.
Caregiver Support Program to relieve stress and "burnout" which includes family caregiver support groups, Care Connections guidance, In-Home Caregiving financial support and Respite Care grants.
Support and resources for children who have ALS in their families

The Walk is open to the public, and all funds raised fund local care services, research and awareness. All registered walkers who fundraise $75 or more are eligible to receive an official event T-shirt on Walk day.

In 2014, approximately 175,000 people participated in Walk to Defeat ALS events around the nation, raising over $32 million to support care services, research and public policy efforts at federal, state and local levels. Since 2000, the nationwide events have experienced constant participant growth and have raised more than $215 million toward the goal of creating a world without ALS.

To learn more about the local Walk to Defeat ALS events, contact mailto:walk@alsa-or.org or visit www.DefeatALSOregon.org. There are PSA's available for use. Please contact the chapter for directions on how to download for use.

About The ALS Association
The ALS Association is the only national nonprofit organization fighting ALS on every front. By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships, The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure. To learn more about the Oregon and SW Washington Chapter's care services programs, contact the chapter toll free at 800.681.9851 ext 100 or visit www.alsa-or.org.

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Media invited to DPSST/ODF led National Guard training to support state's wildland fires
Oregon Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 08/24/15
The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is currently training 125 members of the Oregon National Guard deployed by Governor Kate Brown under "Op Plan Smokey" to support the efforts of the Oregon Department of Forestry.

Tomorrow will be the final day of training and members of the media are invited to view the field training of the first group of 125 Oregon Soldiers during a media tour on Tuesday, Aug. 25 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at DPSST's Oregon Public Safety Academy, located at 4190 Aumsville Highway, Salem, Oregon 97317. Media members are asked to arrive before 11 am so they can be transported to the hands-on training area at the Academy. Note: Terrain is rugged - open toed or heeled shoes should not to be worn.

The members of the Oregon National Guard are completing one-week of basic fire training that includes two courses needed for qualification as a wildland firefighter by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group, S-130 Firefighter Training and S-190 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior. The training cadre includes seasoned fire instructors from the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST), Oregon Department of Forestry and Oregon Military Department.

This is the basic wildland fire training course required of all firefighters in the United States before they can work on the firelines. The training includes a variety of topics including fire behavior, incident command, watch outs, fire orders, fire shelters, hazards, terminology, use of water, mop up/securing line, communications, suppression, and others.

This initial group will complete their training tomorrow night at the Academy and will be ready for deployment on Wednesday morning. The additional 250 members of the Oregon National Guard deployed under "Op Plan Smokey" will arrive at approximately 4 pm on Tuesday afternoon and begin their training on Wednesday morning.


# Background Information about the Board and Department #

The Board consists of 24 members representing city, county and state public safety professionals representing each of the disciplines (police, fire, 9-1-1, corrections, private security), and a private citizen appointed by the Governor. The current Board Chair is Chief Kent Barker of the City of Tualatin Police Department. The Board includes administrators as well as non-management representatives from statewide organizations. The Board represents more than 40,000 public safety professionals and establishes minimum standards for the training and certification of city, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security/private investigator providers, and makes determinations on waiver requests. The Board is supported by six policy committees and a number of sub-committees representing the public safety disciplines, which provide technical expertise and serve as vital links to public safety organizations. The Board operates in close partnership with the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST).

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) implements minimum standards established by the Board for training and certification of city, county, tribal and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security providers. DPSST provides training to more than 20,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem: certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and reviews and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the Board. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director of DPSST.
Media invited to DPSST-led Oregon National Guard training to support state's wildland fires
Oregon Military Department - 08/24/15
SALEM, Oregon (Aug. 24, 2015)--Governor Kate Brown has authorized the activation of an additional 250 Oregon National Guard members to assist with ongoing firefighting efforts throughout the state.

The additional personnel are scheduled to report to the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST), in Salem, Oregon to undergo firefighting training starting Wednesday, Aug. 26. DPSST officials say the additional group should complete their training by Aug. 30.

Members of the media are invited to view the field training of the first group of 125 Oregon Soldiers during a media tour on Tuesday, Aug. 25 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at the DPSST, the Oregon Public Safety Academy, located at 4190 Aumsville Highway, Salem, Oregon 97317.

The additional 250 volunteers are comprised of Oregon Guard units from around the state. Half of the additional Guard members are Citizen-Airmen from the 142nd Fighter Wing in Portland, Oregon, and the 173rd Fighter Wing in Klamath Falls, Oregon. The other half of the additional Guard members are from the Oregon Army National Guard's 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team.

The first group of Oregon Soldiers activated are currently undergoing training at DPSST, and are scheduled to complete their training by Aug. 25. As of Monday, Aug. 24, this first group is scheduled to head to the Canyon Creek Complex Firebase where they will assist first responders, initial attack contract crews and fire managers.

The Soldiers in the first group come from units across the state, including; 224 Engineering Company, 1-186 Infantry Battalion, 1-82 Cavalry, 141 Brigade Support Battalion and 1249 Engineer Company. They join Soldiers from Charlie 7-158 Aviation, and Army and Air National Guard Joint Staff who have been participating in the effort since Aug. 3.

The Oregon National Guard has an ongoing agreement with the Oregon Department of Forestry known as Operation Plan Smokey, which stipulates the details of how Oregon National Guard members will be utilized to assist in annual firefighting. This agreement is reviewed annually by both agencies' leadership.
Ridgefield School District releases information parents and students need to know for September 1, the district's first day of school (Photo)
Ridgefield Sch. Dist. - 08/24/15
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Monday, August 24, 2015-Ridgefield, WA-The first day of school for Ridgefield School District is Tuesday, September 1, so here are some tips and tricks to make sure students, parents and the community can prepare for the new school year!

First Day of School
The first day of school is Tuesday, September 1, 2015 and all schools will run on normal schedule on Wednesday, September 2. Beginning the following week on Wednesday, September 9, schools will start one hour later for Collaboration Days and will continue to do so every Wednesday thereafter throughout the school year.

Annual Notifications Packet
The Annual Notifications Packet will be emailed to families throughout August. The packet contains important district notifications, a welcome letter from Superintendent Nathan McCann, a nondisclosure form, a letter to households regarding the National School Lunch Program, an application for Free and Reduced Meals, and the district calendar.

If you would like to download a copy of the packet from the website, you can get it here: http://www.ridge.k12.wa.us/domain/49

All About School - Website Section
Please visit the All About School section of the district website to answer many of your questions about school as well as download important forms at http://bit.ly/AllAboutSchool.

The All About Schools site includes the following sections:

Frequently Asked Questions: find answers to many questions you may have, and ask your own, too.
Schedules - Start/End Times: the start/end times for each school are provided in this section along with links to each school's specific bell schedules.
School Contact Information: office and attendance phone numbers for each school are listed here along with the direct URL to each school's specific website.

School staff is back in the office!
If you need to register your student for school, need Skyward Access, or need help from building staff, all building secretaries and the majority of school staff has returned from summer break and is ready to help you!

More Information
As always, you can get more information about Ridgefield's schools now and throughout the 2015-16 school year from the following sources:

Website: www.ridge.k12.wa.us
Facebook: www.fb.com/RidgefieldSchools
Twitter: www.twitter.com/RidgefieldSD
Flash Alert Subscription: http://bit.ly/RSD-Flash

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Sheriff's Office Recruitment Team Offering Opportunity for One on One Conversation ***Location Changed*** (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/24/15
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Sheriff's Office Recruitment Team Offering Opportunity for One on One Conversation

The Marion County Sheriff's Office Recruitment Team is offering you a free cup of coffee and an opportunity to discuss career opportunities at the Sheriff's Office. Lead Recruiter Deputy Elsa Navarro stated, "We have a work force of nearly 350 employees, our job opportunities range from civilian positions to certified law enforcement. We seek to hire and retain a diverse work force to meet the needs of our community. Come join us, even if you have never thought of the Sheriff's Office as a place to work, we have a lot to offer!"

Several Deputies from our recruitment team will be on hand to take your questions and discuss things like job duties, work hours, wages, retirement packages and the like. To enhance the conversation Deputy Navarro will be kicking things off by discussing and answering questions surrounding women in law enforcement.

So mark your calendars and come join us on August 26th, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., at Mill Creek Station, located at 200 Hawthorne Avenue SE in Salem. We hope to see you there.


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Stouts Creek Fire update - O8-24-15
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/24/15
Stouts Creek Fire
Daily Update August 24, 2015
http://tinyurl.com/StoutsFire8-24-Update

Fire operations managers have secured the fire and are confident the firelines will hold. The threat to structures has decreased to the point that as of 7 a.m. today, all evacuation levels have been reduced to a Level 1 (Ready). Local residents should be aware of the danger that still exists in their area, monitor emergency services, websites and local media outlets for information.

The Stouts Creek Fire has blackened 26,367 acres and is 86 percent contained. Crews continue to secure and strengthen the fire line by extinguishing hot spots and falling danger trees.

The Stouts Creek Fire has been managed under unified command by Oregon Department of Forestry Team 2 Incident Commander Chris Cline and Forest Service Incident Commander Mike Wilde, since August 13. In an-coming Type 3 Team from Florida Forest Service (Work) will arrive today at ICP for an in-brief and shadow. The new team will assume command tomorrow at 6 p.m.

There are 610 personnel assigned to the fire with 10 crews, 12 engines, 11 water tenders, 5 bulldozers and five helicopters. To date, the Stout Creek Fire has cost $34.7 million. The Incident Management Team is protecting lands that are about 46 percent on state-protected lands, which include BLM and private lands and 54 percent on the Umpqua National Forest.

FIRE AT A GLANCE
26,367 acres
?--? 86% contained
?--? 158 residences threatened
?--? Personnel: 610
?--? Helicopters: 5
?--? Hand crews: 10
?--? Engines: 12
?--? Dozers: 5
?--? Water Tenders: 11
CRESA Launches 6th Annual #30Days30Ways Challenge September 1st
Clark Regional Emergency Services (CRESA) - 08/24/15
August 24, 2015

#30Days30Ways Contest Begins Sept 1st

September is the 11th Annual National Preparedness Month which means that public safety agencies are busy working on a number of events to ensure that their communities are educated, informed and ready to face any type of crisis situation. This year's national theme is "Don't Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today."

This year, CRESA will help You take action as we launch the sixth year of our huge online social media game called the 30 Days, 30 Ways Preparedness Challenge which has its own website. Game rules can be found at www.30days30ways.com.

Being prepared for emergencies should be as common as wearing your seatbelt, and yet nearly every emergency preparedness survey conducted over the past 11 years indicates that 40-80% of people are unprepared to face certain hazards.

Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency (CRESA) created this 30-day contest in September 2010 and has, in the last 5 years, recorded the completion of over 18,000 readiness tasks from players in 44 states, 1 territory and 38 countries.

Players are given a daily challenge at 7:00 a.m. PDT each morning. Players may submit replies to each of the tasks involved throughout the month to either Facebook, Twitter, commenting on the 3O Days Blog or by email. Players can choose to play as many days as they would like throughout the month. Players may also catch up and complete past tasks for the month if they miss a day. All tasks will be short and will not require a significant amount of time to complete.

CRESA's primary goal is for people to share information about emergency preparedness, on social media, to reach people who may not otherwise think about being ready for disasters. Through sharing and re-sharing information, it is vital for people to think about these interesting themes.

Submissions will be reviewed for their creativity, relativity to the task and its evident popularity online. Thanks to generous sponsors, winners will be selected and rewarded with gift cards to Amazon. There will also be 2 Grand Prize winners, based on overall play and creativity selected in October, who will win a $50 Amazon card.

This game sparks great conversations and is a wonderful platform for neighborhoods, scouts, schools and workplaces. So "Don't Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today."


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Thrivent Financial Partners with Evergreen Habitat for Humanity to Improve a Neighborhood
Evergreen Habitat for Humanity - 08/24/15
Ridgefield, WA August 27, 28, 29, 2015 - Thrivent Financial and Evergreen Habitat will host an event to help local homeowner upgrade their home and neighborhood through a unique partnership program called Thrivent Builds Repairs.

Community volunteers and Thrivent Financial representatives Frank Shuman, Alan Gardner, and Gerald Taylor will come together on August 27th, 28th and 29th, 2015 at the home site on 514 N. Main Avenue to paint the home's exterior, repair steps, and other basic maintenance including yard work.

Thrivent Financial's relationship with Habitat for Humanity brings the financial, volunteer and advocacy resources of Thrivent Financial together with the affordable housing construction leadership of hundreds of local Habitat for Humanity affiliates. Frank Shuman, a Financial Associate with Thrivent Financial said: "This program provides us with more options to serve our community. Upgrading existing homes not only makes the homes safer and more efficient, it also cultivates community pride."

"The Thrivent partnership is helping Evergreen Habitat increase the number of families served in our community by helping home owners stay in their homes," said Josh Townsley, Executive Director. "We are so grateful for Thrivent's support of our efforts to build homes and repair homes in partnership with families in need of decent and affordable housing."

Thrivent Financial is assisting Evergreen Habitat for Humanity in their mission to upgrade existing homes for people in need through projects like installing accessibility ramps, exterior painting, weatherization, porch repair or light landscaping. The Thrivent Builds Repairs program is part of an ongoing partnership between Thrivent Financial and Habitat for Humanity International, called Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity. From the national partnership's inception in 2005, Thrivent Financial and its members have now committed more than $200 million and more than 4 million volunteer hours.

To learn more and join this community event, contact Frank Shuman, Thrivent Financial, 360-980-1717, frank.shuman@Thrivent.com.

Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity is a multi-year, multi-million dollar mission partnership between Thrivent Financial and Habitat for Humanity International. Thrivent Builds programs are designed to involve Thrivent members and others in helping provide a "hand up" to people in need of affordable housing, offering them a path to greater economic independence. Excluding government funding, Thrivent Financial is Habitat's largest single source of funding. Through the Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity programs, local Thrivent members and Habitat Affiliates are constructing and repairing more than 3,500 homes in the U.S. and around the world since 2005. For more information, visit ThriventBuilds.com.

Thrivent Financial is a financial services organization that helps Christians be wise with money and live generously. We offer a broad range of products and services - including life insurance, annuities and mutual funds - along with guidance from financial representatives nationwide. For more than a century we've helped our nearly 2.4 million member-owners make wise money choices that reflect their values. And we provide opportunities for them to be even more generous where they live, work and worship. . For more information, visit Thrivent.com. Also, you can find us on Facebook and Twitter.
Since 1991, Evergreen Habitat for Humanity has worked to improve living conditions for low-income, Clark County residents. The non-profit organization works in partnership with people in need from all walks of life to develop communities by building safe, affordable housing. Homes are sold at no profit with a zero percent interest rate mortgage after the partner families complete their sweat equity hours.

For additional information or to schedule an interview with an Evergreen Habitat for Humanity, please contact Josh Townsley, Executive Director, Evergreen Habitat for Humanity, at 360-737-1759 or Josh@ehfh.org
Portland Fire & Rescue, Red Cross Teaming up for Sept. 11 Memorial Blood Drive (Photo)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 08/24/15
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Portland Fire & Rescue and the American Red Cross are joining together for the second consecutive year for a Sept. 11 Memorial Blood Drive to honor those lost during the 2001 terrorist attacks. The annual Portland Fire & Rescue Blood Drive will be held on Friday, Sept. 11 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Station 1, 55 SW Ash St.

Building on the success of last year's event, the Red Cross is expanding the capacity of the drive this year - with a goal to collect 100 pints of blood. The blood drive is open to the public and members of the community are encouraged to roll up a sleeve to join Portland firefighters in donating blood in honor of the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives.

Portland Fire Chief Erin Janssens kicked off the blood drive last year because she wanted to offer an avenue of action for those marking this solemn day that has deep significance for first responders.

"On September 11th, our nation's resilience was tested. One way to honor the selfless act of our colleagues and to remember the nearly 3000 people who lost their lives is to join together as a community to strengthen our emergency resources," Janssens says. "Our drive last year was a great success and I know we can top it this year and bring in 100 pints of life saving blood."

Fire Commissioner Dan Saltzman encourages those who are able to sign up to donate.

"September 11th showed us that we must always be ready for the unimaginable. Our first responders train to face worst case scenarios such as we saw on that tragic day in 2001 and their bravery cannot be overstated," he says. "We as a community can also train for worst case scenarios; making sure we have plenty of life-saving blood on hand is one way that we can prepare. Please sign up to give blood on September 11th at Station 1."

"We are thankful for the opportunity to again partner with Portland Fire & Rescue in this lifesaving effort," said Jared Schultzman, communications manager for the Red Cross Pacific Northwest Blood Services Region. "Donating blood is a meaningful way to honor those whose lives were lost during the Sept. 11 attacks, while also helping those whose lives depend on blood transfusions today."

Donors of all blood types - especially O negative, A negative and B negative - are needed. The Red Cross encourages donors to schedule their appointments in advance, but walk-ins also are welcome.

What: September 11 Memorial Blood Drive
When: Friday, September 11, 7 am to 6 pm.
Where: Portland Fire & Rescue Station 1, 55 SW Ash Street
Sign up: www.redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor code PortlandFire or call 503-823-3700

To help ensure equal access to City programs, services and activities, the City of Portland will reasonably modify policies/procedures and provide auxiliary aids/services/alternative formats to persons with disabilities and provide language translation for persons with limited or no English. Call 503-823-3700, TTY 503-823-6868, or Oregon Relay Service at 503-735-2900 with requests or visit:
www.portlandoregon.gov/OMF/CivilRights
www.portlandoregon.gov/OMF/ADA


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Gang Enforcement Team Officers Respond to a Fight, Arrest One Man and Seize a Gun (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/24/15
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On Saturday August 22, 2015, at 9:52 p.m., Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers on patrol came across a street fight and disturbance at Northeast 52nd Avenue and Killingsworth Street.

Officers stopped in the area to contact the crowd when one officer spotted a subject, later identified as 32-year-old Hurbert Andy Anderson, holding a handgun. Anderson saw the police and got into his car and moved it into the parking lot of a nearby apartment complex.

After the scene calmed down and the crowd began to disperse, officers contacted Anderson and conducted a consent search of his vehicle, not finding a handgun. Officers checked the area around Anderson's vehicle and located a handgun underneath the back passenger tire of a vehicle parked next to Anderson's.

Anderson was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

Tips on gun crimes can be emailed to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov.

If you see a gun crime in progress, call 9-1-1.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Send a text message to CRIMES (474637), type in 823HELP plus your tip.

Online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Visit http://tipsoft.com to download the TipSubmit app for the iPhone or Droid.

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Science on Tap Portland - Jurassic Park: Coming Soon to a Zoo Near You? (Photo)
Via Productions - 08/24/15
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Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Time: Doors at 6 p.m. event at 7 p.m.
Location: Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton Street, Portland, Ore.
Cost: $8 online advance tickets, $10 suggested cover at the door.
Food & Drink: Beer, popcorn, and snacks available.

Have you ever wondered how close technology has really come to creating a zoo of extinct animals? Or what goes on inside programs devoted to saving those close to extinction? Join reproductive physiologist Carrie Hanna and veterinarian Dominique Keller and hear about the science and the practice behind programs that support endangered species conservation. Learn about the techniques of assisted reproductive technology (ART) that are the foundation of many species survival plans (SSP) and advances in research that could change the way we prevent species decline. Then take a visual journey and discover what it is like working with populations of rare and endangered animals. Hear first-hand the challenges and rewards of traveling around the world to save the precious few.

Carrie Hanna, Ph.D. is a reproductive physiologist at the Oregon National Primate Research Center where she serves as the Associate Director for the Assisted Reproductive Technology Core and as the Scientific Support Manager for the Oregon Center for Research in Permanent Contraception. Dominique Keller, D.V.M, Ph.D., DACZM is a senior veterinarian at Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida, and is involved in clinical medicine and conservation research programs working with sloths, armadillos, and other wildlife. She can be seen weekly on the Emmy-nominated television series "The Wildlife Docs" where she and The Busch Gardens vet team care for over 12,000 exotic animals.

For more information on Science on Tap in both Portland, OR, and Vancouver, WA, visit Via Productions.


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Felon Arrested for Multiple Gun Charges, Robbery - Two Handguns Seized (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/24/15
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On Friday August 21, 2015, officers assigned to the Portland Police Bureau Gun Task Force, assisted by the Metro Gang Task Force and the Gang Enforcement Team, arrested 36-year-old Veldon Leroy Green Jr. in connection with a June 2015 robbery and gun investigation.

Green was stopped by police near his home in the 5600 block of North Willis Boulevard and taken into custody without incident. Officers then served a search warrant at the residence, seizing two handguns as evidence.

Green was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Robbery in the First Degree, Felon in Possession of a Firearm (two counts), Aggravated Theft in the First Degree (two counts), Unlawful Use of a Weapon, False Information on a Gun Transaction, Furnishing a Firearm Used in a Felony, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

Tips on gun crimes can be emailed to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov.

If you see a gun crime in progress, call 9-1-1.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Send a text message to CRIMES (474637), type in 823HELP plus your tip.

Online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Visit http://tipsoft.com to download the TipSubmit app for the iPhone or Droid.

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Armed Robbery Sunday Evening at Mill Park Neighborhood Convenience Store (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/24/15
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On Sunday August 23, 2015, at 9:28 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the Stop and Go Market, located at 2056 Southeast 122nd Avenue, on the report of an armed robbery by two suspects.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the employee who told police that the suspects entered the market, both armed with guns, and demanded money.

After obtaining an undisclosed amount of money, the suspects left the store and were last seen walking southbound on Southeast 122nd Avenue.

One suspect was described as an African American male, wearing dark clothing and armed with a rifle.

The second suspect was described as an African American male, wearing a red hoody and blue jeans, armed with a handgun.

Several officers searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspects descriptions.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Robbery detectives at 503-823-0405.

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Willamina Creek Fire update - 08-24-15 9 a..m.
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/24/15
Willamina Creek Fire Update

Oregon Department of Forestry
West Oregon District - Dallas Unit

Fire Information number: (503) 934-8153

SPECIAL MESSAGE:
Community support for firefighters on the Willamina Creek Fire has been fantastic and much appreciated. Words and signs of thanks and support buoy spirits and keep the motivation up during this long, challenging fire season. If you're looking for a way to support the fire effort, please consider making a donation to the Wildland Firefighter Foundation (www.wffoundation.org), which honors those who have been killed and injured in the course of protecting lands, homes, and property; or the American Red Cross (www.redcross.org), which provides support to communities affected by fire and other disasters.

CURRENT SITUATION:
Work on the Willamina Creek Fire is progressing well. The fire has not grown since Friday night. Increases in acreage shown in these updates over the last few days reflect work to collect GPS data which has resulted in a more accurate map. The final acreage is not expected to increase from today's total of 230 acres.

Yesterday, crews worked hard on mopping up the fire around the entire perimeter. Two handheld infrared cameras were in use last night identifying burning roots and other hot spots hidden underground. Firefighters open up these spots and use water to ensure no hidden ember will escape and reignite the fire. Last night was the last full night shift; the remaining mop-up work will be completed during the daytime over the next few days. As operations on this fire wind down, resources will be released to assist with other fires. This fire season has been extremely challenging and, if the weather forecasts are correct, may continue for a couple more months. During the operational briefing this morning, crews were reminded to take good care of themselves and their team members to make sure they stay safe and ready to work through the rest of the season.

Effective last night at 9 p.m., the mandatory, Level 3 (Go!) evacuation order for the four cabins along East Creek Road was reduced to Level 1 (Ready). Landowners in the area are allowed to access their property. A Level 1 (Ready) evacuation means that residents should have a plan in place in case it becomes necessary to evacuate their home. Every person should assemble emergency supplies and develop a plan for where to go, critical items to take, where to take animals, and how to get out long before a threat arises. For more information about the Ready, Set, Go! Program, visit www.wildlandfirersg.org.

WEATHER AND FIRE BEHAVIOR:
Forecasts for today call for temperatures to be around seasonal averages of 75-78 degrees, much cooler than over the last couple days. Relative humidity will be 35-40 percent with breezy west winds in the fire area.

Fire Statistics
Location: approx. 9 miles north of Willamina, OR
Percent contained: 50%
Size: 230 acres
Cause: under investigation
Start Date: 08-1915, approximately 5 p.m.

Wildland resources assigned to the fire include (day and night shifts): 16 hand crews, 11 engines, 4 dozers, 12 water tenders, and overhead personnel.

Total personnel: 266

Cost estimate to date: $860,000

Evacuations and closures:
Four cabins along East Creek Road are under a Level 1 evacuation. Willamina Creek Road and East Creek Road are closed north of the junction with Coast Creek Road.

Places to get information:
ODF Fire Blog - wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/
Facebook - www.facebook.com/oregondepartmentofforestry
Twitter - twitter.com/ORDeptForestry
Archaeologists return to Fort Rock Cave
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 08/24/15
Joint Release: University of Oregon/Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

Fort Rock OR -- Archaeologists from the University of Oregon (UO) will be returning to the site of the 1938 discovery of the oldest known footwear in the world.

Fort Rock Cave in northern Lake County is famous for dozens of approximately 10,000-year-old sagebrush bark woven sandals that were found there by the "Father of Oregon Archaeology" Luther S. Cressman, who was on the UO faculty from 1929 until his retirement in 1963.

Scheduled for Aug. 31-Sept. 4, archaeologists will follow up on Cressman's investigations.

Cressman discovered the sandals beneath a layer of volcanic ash produced by the 7600-year-old eruption of Mt. Mazama - the same eruption that created Crater Lake. The age of the sandals was confirmed in the 1950s through radiocarbon dating. In 1966, Cressman returned to the site with graduate student Stephen Bedwell who uncovered a hearth in Pleistocene (Ice Age) gravels. Charcoal from the fire pit was radiocarbon dated to roughly 15,800 years before present, the oldest reputed hearth in Oregon.

"As important as the site is to the human story of North America, the archaeological work there was done more than half a century ago. We still have important questions about the site that might be answered with recovery methods and analytical techniques that were not available to Cressman and his students," said Tom Connolly, project leader and director of archaeological research for the UO Museum of Natural and Cultural History. "Our excavation will not be extensive, but will focus on the chronology and dating of the site deposits, and drawing critical samples for later analysis."

Limited public access to the site will be provided by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) in partnership with UO. If interested in visiting Fort Rock Cave during the archaeological excavation, please contact OPRD staff at 541-923-7551 x21 to make arrangements. Fort Rock Cave became part of the OPRD system in 2000 and is accessible only by guided tour.
August Fire near Highway 26 fully trailed and in mop-up
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/24/15
The 26-acre August Fire burning 10 miles west of Banks near milepost 42-43 along Highway 26 was fully trailed and plumbed by Monday morning, Aug. 24. The fire lines are holding around the fire, and firefighters are making progress mopping up the blaze. A lack of wind this morning is aiding their efforts. Oregon Department of Forestry firefighters and firefighters from local rural fire departments are working the fire, which was human caused. Highway 26 remains closed this morning. The Oregon Department of Transportation will reopen the highway as soon as conditions allow.
173rd FW to conduct night flying operations
Oregon Military Department - 08/24/15
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. - The 173rd Fighter Wing will conduct night flying operations next
week, Aug. 24 - 27. Operations will take place approximately 4 p.m. through 10:00 p.m.

Night flying is one part of the course curriculum for F-15C student pilots at Kingsley Field, the premiere F-15C schoolhouse for the United States Air Force.

"We recognize and truly appreciate the exceptional support the 173rd FW receives year in and year out from the Klamath Falls community," said Col. Kirk Pierce, commander of the173rd FW. "With that in mind, we want to ensure the community understands why we have to perform F-15 training operations outside of our normal flying window. As the sole F-15 training unit for the United States Air Force, it is imperative that our student pilots leave Kingsley Field prepared to effectively employ the F-15, day or night."

The majority of the training will occur in the military operating airspace to the east of Lakeview, where the pilots can fly without any lights. However the community will most likely hear the jets during take-offs and approaches to and from Kingsley Field. Take-offs will occur after sundown and the jets will return approximately an hour and a half later.

"Night flying is necessary in the training environment because much of the flying done in combat or homeland defense is at night," said Lt. Col. Tim Ebner, 114th Fighter Squadron commander. "Once a student is proficient in day employment, they are introduced to employing the same tactics at night with the aid of night vision goggles. Students learn that there are tactical advantages to night employment but they also learn that there are challenges they must first overcome."

Community members may contact the wing's public affairs office at 541-885-6677 to express any concerns they have during this time.
Red Cross responds to a single-family fire that occurred August 22 in Portland
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/24/15
A single-family fire occurred in the 700 block of NE 101st Ave in Portland
A Red Cross Disaster Assistance Team responded on August 23.
Two adults were displaced by the fire.
Red Cross provided lodging, comfort kits, and disaster recovery information.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness: Get informed, make a plan, build a kit and review your family's plan if there is a fire in your home. Know what to do before, during and after a home fire. This information and more is available at www.redcross.org or in a Prepare! Resource guide published by the American Red Cross Cascades Region. The guide can be downloaded at http://redcross.org/1zq8XVV6.

This single-family fire affected 2 adults, Red Cross provided lodging, comfort kits, and disaster recovery information.
08/23/15
Red Cross responded to a multi-family fire in Astoria
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/23/15
A multi-family fire occurred in the 100 block of Washington St in Astoria
A Red Cross Disaster Assistance Team responded.
This fire affected 2 adults.
Red Cross provided food, clothing, bedding, comfort kits and recovery information.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness: Get informed, make a plan, build a kit and review your family's plan if there is a fire in your home. Know what to do before, during and after a home fire. This information and more is available at www.redcross.org or in a Prepare! Resource guide published by the American Red Cross Cascades Region. The guide can be downloaded at http://redcross.org/1zq8XVV6.


Supporting the response: Patrick Wilson - Public Affairs
Tualatin-Sherwood railroad crossing replacement finished early - road open to traffic at about 9 p.m. Sunday
Washington County - 08/23/15
Replacement of the Portland & Western (P&W) railroad crossing on Tualatin-Sherwood Road was completed about 22 hours ahead of schedule, minimizing the inconvenience to weekend travelers.

Crews from Washington County Land Use & Transportation (LUT) and P&W worked diligently to make sure the crossing was replaced as quickly and safely as possible to ensure motorists, bicyclists and others reached their destinations with minimal delay, said Andrew Singelakis, LUT director.

"LUT and P&W crew members were very much aware of the inconvenience associated with an August weekend closure of a roadway that leads to the coast," Singelakis said. "They made every effort to complete the job well inside the 72-hour window that we estimated for the project."

The road was closed at 7 p.m. Friday and opened at about 9 p.m. Sunday. The closure was expected to last until 7 p.m. Monday. The weekend closure was scheduled based on results of a traffic study that identified the August 21 weekend as one when both travelers and the railroad would experience the least disruption. A weekend closure also minimized the impact on commuters and freight and commercial trucking, said Dave Schamp, LUT Operations and Maintenance manager.

"Weather played into the decision, as late August and early September historically provide the most consistent favorable weather patterns," Schamp said. "Getting the work completed before school started was also a priority, since the closure would have impacted school bus routes."

County staff began notifications of the closure in early June. Communities of Sherwood, Tualatin, Tigard, Newberg, and Dundee were notified so that community and civic events could be planned around the closure. Detour information was publicized well in advance, and routes were well marked, Schamp said.

"Good advance planning and coordination with P&W crews are what made the early opening possible," Schamp said.

To reduce additional inconvenience to travelers and to save taxpayer dollars, the new crossing was built to accommodate possible future widening of Tualatin-Sherwood Road.

"The crossing is expected to be serviceable for at least 20 years," he said. " We understand that this short-term closure was inconvenient, but it will have long-term benefits."

Project information: http://bit.ly/T-S_RR
Willamina Creek Fire Evening Update - Sunday, August 23, 2015
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/23/15
Willamina Creek Fire Update

Oregon Department of Forestry
West Oregon District - Dallas Unit

Fire Information number: (503) 934-8153


August 23, 2015
9:00 pm

Current Situation:
Excellent progress on containing the Willamina Creek Fire was made today. The fire has not grown since Friday night. Increases in acreage shown in these updates over the last few days reflect the GPS data collection work that has been completed which has resulted in more accurate mapping. The final acreage is not expected to increase from today's total.

Today, firefighters continued the grueling work of mopping up the fire. Crews made great progress on this work on the majority of the fire perimeter. Some heat remains along the east side of the fire, which crews will focus on tonight to make sure the entire edge of the fire is secure. This is the last planned full night shift. Quite a bit of mop-up work remains in the interior--some in very tough ground--the remaining work will be completed during the course of the next few days.

A significant change in the evacuation level will be effective at 9:00 pm tonight. The evacuation level for the cabins on East Creek Road will be reduced from Level 3 (Go!) to Level 1 (Ready). Landowners will be allowed to access their property. Level 1 evacuation means that homeowners should be prepared to evacuate, long before the threat arises. Assemble emergency supplies and have a plan for how you would escape if you had to. For more information about the Ready, Set, Go! Program, visit www.wildlandfirersg.org.

Firefighters have felt the community support and appreciate the signs and words of gratitude from local residents. On their way off the fireline tonight, Bravo Division stopped at a neighboring home where the homeowners had set up a sweet thank you of delicious baked goods. The crews were so grateful for this kind gesture. Yamhill County has also been a big supporter and today activated their ARES (ham radio) unit to assist their CERT members with communications while they manage the road blocks. For anyone who wants to support the fire effort, please consider making a donation to the Wildland Firefighter Foundation (www.wffoundation.org) or the American Red Cross (www.redcross.org).

Weather and Fire Behavior:
The weather forecast for tonight calls for gusty winds coming back around from the west which should ease after dark. Relative humidity is expected to rise tonight with a marine layer coming in over the fire area. The temperature is forecast to be 50-53 degrees with 84-88% humidity.

Fire Statistics
Location: approx. 9 miles north of Willamina, OR Percent contained: 50%
Size: 230 acres Cause: under investigation
Start Date: 8/19/15, approximately 5:00 pm

Wildland resources assigned to the fire include (day and night shifts): 16 hand crews, 11 engines, 4 dozers, 12 water tenders, and overhead personnel.

Air resources: 1 Type 2 helicopter

Total personnel: 266

Cost estimate to date: $860,000

Evacuations and closures:
Four cabins along East Creek Road are under a Level 1 evacuation. Willamina Creek Road and East Creek Road are closed north of the junction with Coast Creek Road.

Places to get information:
ODF Fire Blog - wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/
Facebook - www.facebook.com/oregondepartmentofforestry
Twitter - twitter.com/ORDeptForestry

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August Fire: No structures threatened, no evacuations anticipated
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/23/15
The August Fire burning 10 miles west of Banks, near mile post 42-43 on Highway 26 is 40 acres and 50 percent lined. No structures are threatened by the fire, and no evacuations are anticipated.

Resources fighting the fire include a total of 150 personnel. There are three Oregon Dept. of Forestry hand crews, and various fire engines, water tenders and other equipment provided by Weyerhaeuser Co. and Stimson Lumber.
Oregon State Police Continues Investigation into Saturday morning's Reckless Driving Investigation in Coos Bay
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 08/23/15
On August 22, 2015, at approximately 07:13 a.m., the Coos Bay Police Department dispatch center received a 911 call pertaining to a reckless driver within the Empire District of the City of Coos Bay. An Oregon State Police Senior Trooper overheard the criminal call and responded to assist. The Trooper located the suspect vehicle unoccupied and parked on N. Morrison Street in the City of Coos Bay. The Trooper attempted to contact the registered owner of the vehicle at an adjacent residence to further the investigation into the Reckless Driving complaint.

The Trooper attempted contact at the residence and was unable to contact the registered owner of the vehicle in question. The Trooper walked away from the residence and was conducting further follow up investigation and documenting suspect vehicle descriptions and identifiers as the vehicle was parked on the side of N. Morrison Street.

As the Trooper was conducting the follow up investigation, an adult male identified as Michael SCOTT, age 25, from North Bend, came out of the residence from which the Trooper had previously attempted to contact the registered owner. SCOTT approached the suspect vehicle and the Trooper with a digital recording device in hand. SCOTT proceeded to climb up onto the hood of the car and then sit on the roof of the car with his legs positioned over the windshield, facing the Trooper who was positioned near the front of the suspect vehicle.

The Trooper disengaged contact with SCOTT and walked back towards his patrol vehicle and ultimately re-entered the patrol vehicle. SCOTT dismounted from the suspect vehicle and followed the Trooper. SCOTT continued to advance towards the police vehicle, walking in front of it, on the passenger side, across the rear and then advancing towards the driver side. The Trooper exited his vehicle as SCOTT was approaching him from the rear. The Trooper was attempting to stop SCOTT from further interfering with his investigation of the original Reckless Driving Complaint.

Coos Bay Police Department responded and arrived to assist with the investigation and further continuing the investigation into the Reckless Driving Complaint.

The Oregon State Police is continuing the investigation into the incident with SCOTT and will be referring the completed criminal report to the Coos County District Attorney's Office for consideration of the charges of: Interfering with a Police Officer and Disorderly Conduct II. Other criminal charges may be considered upon the review of the Coos County District Attorney.
Red Cross responds to a victim of a single-family fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/23/15
A single-family fire occurred in 1400 block of W. Orchard Ave in Hermiston.
A Red Cross Disaster Team responded
The fire affected one adult
Red Cross provided food, lodging, clothing, and shoes

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness: Get informed, make a plan, build a kit and review your family's plan if there is a fire in your home. Know what to do before, during and after a home fire. This information and more is available at www.redcross.org or in a Prepare! Resource guide published by the American Red Cross Cascades Region. The guide can be downloaded at http://redcross.org/1zq8XVV6.
Smoke And Fires impact Civil Air Patrol Activity
Oregon Civil Air Patrol - 08/23/15
Fire Watch Gets Real in Tillamook
Scheduled O Rides Canceled
Saturday August 22, 2015 was scheduled as O Ride day for cadets attending the Oregon Wing Rocketry Weekend in Tillamook Oregon.  Those rides had to be cancelled as wild fires raged throughout the area.
Cadets had gotten up Saturday morning ready and excited to be able to fly their orientation rides or what CAP affectionately calls "O Rides". Cadets qualify to fly 5 powered flights and 5 glider flights as part of their enrollment benefits for being a member of the Civil Air Patrol! However this day started off on a somber note as senior members and cadets alike detected the smell of smoke in the air.
Major Dave Shoemaker, as acting safety officer listened to flight conditions on the radio. Cadets and seniors were keeping their fingers crossed hoping that conditions would clear. Two CAP pilots, Major Randy Erickson and Lt. Allester Waterhouse were able to fly in and Lt. Waterhouse flew the traffic pattern around the airport to check conditions. The news was disappointing!

He determined there was too much smoke in the air for safe flight operations. Smoke hung over the air field and visibility was extremely limited. Major Shoemaker received calls from Wing to bring cadets in, make sure they were hydrated and to limit outdoor activity to no more than thirty minutes. All seniors responded well with contingency plans.
Cadets were able to gain flight simulator time instead and Major Walsh also gave cadets an opportunity to practice ISR, (radio communications training), by having cadets separate into groups and using only radio communications, they had to assemble a snap together electronics circuit! Captain Grey also conducted DDR classes with "Fatal Vision Goggles". These goggles simulate being impaired by drugs or alcohol and cadets were able to experience the adverse effects on reaction times and ability to function in general. Each pair of goggles simulates a different level of impairment. Cadets were duly impressed!  Meanwhile seniors waited and watched as the coast area remained under red flag alert.
Senior members now had a firsthand real life experience in "fire watch" as they walked the camping perimeter in two hour shifts all night long, protecting and looking after their cadets! Prior to the fire, this felt to me like a waste of valuable sleep time and simply a duty to be performed. Now it felt very real and very necessary with all seniors responding in a professional and alert manner as training kicked into automatic!   Way to go senior members and thank you for your service! An excellent example for cadets! Go CAP!
1st Lt. Cathe Frederic
CDI/PAO for McMinnville Composite Squadron
Civil Air Patrol, Oregon Wing
Lost Hiker Found
Hood River Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/23/15
PARKDALE, ORE - On Sunday, August 23rd at about 1:30pm lost hiker David Bullock was located and is in good condition. He was transported by ambulance to Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital for evaluation. Mr. Bullock was able to find his way back to the west end of Laurence Lake and flag down a fisherman. Bullock had been missing since noon on Thursday August 20. Bullock and his wife left Laurence Lake for a day hike and separated at about noon when he wanted to go check out a rock formation. Today, Bullock told the Sheriff's Office that when he came back down from the rock formation he became lost. He went back to the rocks and then down another direction.

Mr. Bullock reported hearing the helicopter flying on Friday, but he could not get to a location where the helicopter could see him. On this morning he came to a point where he could see the lake, allowing him to hike down to it. Mr. Bullock survived on stream water and he built shelter to keep himself warm at night. He is in good spirits. He was reunited with his family at the hospital in Hood River. The Sheriff's Office and Family would like to thank the many people and organizations that assisted in this search.
Oregon Department of Forestry Fire Update - Sunday, August 23, 2015
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/23/15
CONTACT
Fire Information Duty Officers: Jeri Chase, 503-945-7201 (office) or 503-931-2721 (Cell), and Rod Nichols, 503-945-7425 (office) or 503-508-0574 (Cell)

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY (ODF) FIRE UPDATE - SUNDAY, AUGUST 23, 2015

This is a summary update; actual fire updates and other fire-related information is posted to the ODF Wildfire Blog. You can also find ODF on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates and stories from the front lines.

Wildfire smoke from the large fires in the intermountain west reached the Willamette Valley and the coast yesterday, serving as a vivid reminder of the intensity of this fire season. While the smoke is a nuisance and a health risk to those residents, it pales in comparison to the homes, livelihoods, and lives lost to those immense wildfires. We remain aware of the harsh reality of this extreme fire season. Our thoughts are with those affected by fire, here at home and across the west.

It also serves as a bold reminder to all Oregonians of the importance of preventing any new human-caused fires, and as an opportunity to learn about the brave men and women who are doing the work to help prevent future loss - loss of property, homes, and natural resources. You can see, hear, and learn more about these firefighters, and those supporting them, on ODF's various social media channels, and the other online sites that are listed below for each fire in the "Fire Facts" section of this update. Take a moment today and reflect on how you and your own actions can help prevent the next human-caused wildfire. Know the local restrictions where you will be working and playing - they may change suddenly. And thank those who are here and who have come from across the nation and other countries to help with the current large fires burning across Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.

FIRE FACTS

ODF Forest Grove District
August Fire | 8/22/15 | 10 miles west of Banks, near MP 42-43 on Highway 26 | 12-14 acres | 10% contained | Human-caused | 60 personnel; Local ODF Forest Grove District and local fire agencies assisted |
More Information: http://www.fgdfire.com | http:// http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/ | www.facebook.com/oregondepartmentofforestry | www.twitter.com/ORDeptForestry |

ODF North Cascade District - Santiam Unit
Kinney Creek Fire | 8/20/15 | 1.6 miles west of Detroit (across Detroit Dam) |12 acres | 95% contained |Under investigation | Local ODF unit assisting USFS - Willamette NF due to threat to ODF-protected lands |
More Information: 503-569-2200 | www.fs.usda.gov/willamette | www.twitter.com/willametteNF |

ODF West Oregon District - Dallas Unit
Willamina Creek Fire | 8/19/15 | 9 miles north of Willamina | 230 acres | 20% contained | 266 personnel | Under investigation | ODF Local IMT |
More Information: 503-934-8153 | http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com | www.facebook.com/oregondepartmentofforestry | www.twitter.com/ORDeptForestry |

ODF Central Oregon District - The Dalles Unit
Wamic Grade Fire | 8/20/15 | 7 miles northwest of Maupin | 100 acres | Mop-up | Human-caused | Local ODF Unit; USFS assisting |
More Information: 541-296-4626 | www.twitter.com/odf_cod |

ODF Central Oregon District - John Day Unit
Canyon Creek Complex | 8/12/15 | one mile south of John Day and Canyon City | 68,545 acres | 23% contained | 832 personnel | Lightning | Great Basin IMT 1 (IC Lund) / Oregon State Fire Marshal Red Team (IC Walker) |
More Information: Joint Information Center: 541-820-3643 or 541-820-3633 | http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4495/ | www.facebook.com/CanyonCreekFireOregon | www.twitter.com/canyoncreekfire | #canyoncreekcomplex |

ODF Northeast Oregon District - Wallowa Unit
Falls Creek Fire | 8/22/15 |4 miles southwest of Joseph, OR | 200+ acres | 0% contained | Local IMT (IC Tyler) |
More Information: 541-523-1246 or 541-523-1208 | www.fs.usda.gov/wallowa-whitman | www.twitter.com/WallowaWhitman

Grizzly Bear Complex | 8/13/15 | 20 miles SE of Dayton WA - Wenaha-Tucannon Wildernes, south and east | 61,150 acres | 0% contained | 395 personnel | Lightning | WA IMT 4 (IC Gales) / OSFM Green Team (IC Kunze)
More Information: 541-612-0059 | http://inciweb.nwcg.giv/incident/4511 | http://bluemountainfireinfo.blogspot.com/

ODF Northeast Oregon District - Baker Sub-Unit

Eldorado Fire | 8/14/15 | 5 miles southeast of Unity | 20,611 acres |65% contained |358 personnel | Lightning Hold-over |ODF IMT 3 (IC Smith) |
More information: Baker County, Oregon Joint Information Center (JIC): 541-523-2905 | http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4502/ | www.facebook.com/ElDoradoFire2015 | eldoradofire2015@gmail.com |#EldoradoFire |

Cornet-Windy Ridge Complex | 8/10/15 | 10 miles east of Unity | 103,887 acres | 80% contained | 351 personnel | Lightning | Southwest IMT (IC Ruggiero)
More Information: Baker County, Oregon Joint Information Center: 541-523-2905 | http://inciweb/nwcg.gov/incident/4478/ | www.facebook.com/CornetFire | bakerjointinfo@gmail.com |

Eagle Complex | 8/10/15 | 16 miles northeast of Baker City | 6,540 acres |5% contained | 326 personnel | Lightning | Rocky Mountain Black IMT (IC Greer).
More information: Baker City Joint Information Center (JIC): (541) 523-2905 | http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4481/ | www.facebook.com/pages/Rocky-Mountain-Area-Incident-Management-Team-Black/341078999367545 | bakerjointinfo@gmail.com |

Douglas Forest Protective Association (DFPA)

Stouts Fire |7/30/15 | 11 miles east of Canyonville near Milo | 26,368 acres | 84% contained | 694 personnel | Human | ODF IMT 2 (IC Cline) / U.S. Forest Service (IC Mike Wilde) |
More information: Phone: 541-825-3724 | http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4426/ | www.facebook.com/StoutsFire www://twitter.com/StoutsFire | #StoutsFire |

Cable Crossing Fire | 7/28/15 | 6 miles east of Glide | 1,857 acres | 90% contained | 50 personnel | Under investigation | DFPA
More information: Phone: 541-817-7186 | http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4424/ | www.facebook.com/DouglasForestProtectiveAssociation ||www.twitter.com/DouglasFPA

OTHER FIRE INFORMATION
For information on wildfires on all jurisdictions in Oregon, view:
the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center website, or
the national Incident Information System site.

Online and social media resources:
department's web site
department's blog for news on wildfires statewide and provides current fire statistics.
Southwest Oregon District blog with district specific wildfire info, and follow the Twitter feed covering fires as they occur.
Douglas Forest Protective Association website, Facebook Page and Twitter feed.
Blue Mountain Interagency Wildfire blog for news on wildfires in the Blue Mountains (northeast Oregon)
ODF Forest Grove District's Fire blog with district-specific wildfire information
ODF Central Oregon District's Twitter feed
Keep Oregon Green website, Facebook page and Twitter feed

OTHER INFORMATION
ODOT Tripcheck
Evacuation - Ready, Set, Go!
Wildfire Smoke

FIRE STATISTICS
Fire statistics can be accessed from the ODF Wildfire Blog and the ODF website. When personnel are heavily engaged in firefighting activities, the latest information may not always appear in the statistics.

ABOUT THIS UPDATE
This update provides information primarily about fires on Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands involving fires 10 acres or larger. ODF provides fire protection primarily on private and state-owned forestland, and Bureau of Land Management forestlands west of the Cascades, and also works closely with partner firefighting agencies.

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Jeri Chase | Public Information Officer/
Office: 503-945-7201
Cell: 503-931-2721
Jeri.Chase@oregon.gov
Canyon Creek Complex update - 08-23-15
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/23/15
Updated Fire Information phone numbers: 541-820-3643, 541-820-3633
Community Meeting at Grant Union High School, 5 p.m. today, August 23

Cause: Lightning

Date of Origin: August 12, 2015

Location: One mile south of the towns of John Day and Canyon City, Oregon.

Types of Fuel: Timber with brush/grass understory and areas of medium density logging slash. Structures Threatened: 150+

Structures Damaged: 50+

Residences Destroyed: 39 (according to the Grant County Sheriff's Office)

Current Size: 69,606 acres

Percent Containment:23%

Number of Personnel: 832

Types of resources: 2 Type 1 Crews, 18 Type 2 Crews, 4 Helicopter, 56 Engines, 19 Dozers, 8 Skidgines, 26 Water tenders

ODOT: will have a pilot car for Hwy 395 travel today from 9AM- 5PM leaving from Canyon City. Expect delays on Hwy 395. After 5:00 pm the road will be closed to all traffic.

Weather: temperatures will begin to increase creating warmer and drier conditions with light winds from the southwest increasing by Sunday afternoon.

Air Quality Index: Smoky conditions should improve today, except Prairie City where the southwest winds will continue to push the smoke.

Red Flag Warning for Sunday and Monday.

Jerry's Draw Fire:
Jerry's Draw Fire occurred August 20 at 4:45 p.m. in the Ricco Road area north of Prairie City, holding at 161 acres. Dozer line has been completed around the fire and crews will continue to mop up and extinguish interior hotspots. Structure protection was provided and no structures were lost.

Canyon Creek Complex Recent Activities:

Fire perimeter to southeast has had improvement in containment and currently is in mop-up status. Southeast corner of the fire had successful burn-out operations which helps tie the fire into the wilderness.

North and northwest fire perimeter continues to become more contained. Crews have secured handlines to Mud Springs. Low fire behavior has contributed to crews' successful operations.

Night operations continued despite smoky conditions.



Planned actions include:

· Crews are working to tie up the northeast fire perimeter where highest public and community infrastructures are threatened. Crews will continue to improve and mop up completed line on the north, west, and south sides of the fire perimeter.

Continue strategic planning to assess suppression action into the wilderness.

Priority is containment of Jerry's Draw Fire to prevent spread into roadless area;

Air resources are on standby for visibility conditions to improve.

Oregon Trails Electric Coop is continuing its efforts to restore power to residences along Hwy 395.

Evacuation Update on Canyon Creek Complex


Joint Information Center Hotlines: 541-820-3643 or 541-820-3633


Level 3 Evacuations: Jerry's Draw Fire
There are no level 3 evacuations in place at this time for the Jerry's Draw fire. All areas have been reduced to a level 1


Level 3 Evacuations: Canyon Creek Complex
· The area west of County Road 62, south of the forest boundary (MP 12) and north of the 16 to the junction of FR 15/16 is in a level 3 evacuation. CR 62 and the 16 are open for through travel, at this time.

· Forest Closures remain in effect. Current Forest Orders are available at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/malheur/home/?cid=stelprd3845529.


Decreased to Level 2: Canyon Creek Complex

· South on Dog Creek Road to Little Dog Creek

· Upper end of Pine Creek Road from Berry Ranch Lane

· From J - L south to the end of County Road 65.


Level 1 Evacuations: Canyon Creek Complex

· Adams Road and Adams Drive Marysville

· Eagle Peak Gardner Ranch

· Pineview Buckhorn

· Edgewood Little Pine

· Rebel Hill Lower Pine Creek from Berry Ranch Lane


Lifted Evacuations: Canyon Creek Complex

· Canyon Creek along Hwy. 395, from the fire perimeter north at Canyon City to the J-L Ranch

· Izee-Paulina Road from Hwy 395

· Seneca

· Nan's Rock Road, Laycock Creek Road, Luce Creek, West Bench Road


Roads Reopened:

· Marysville from Hwy. 395 to Dog Creek and the junction of Hwy. 26


Road Closures:

· Hwy. 395 remains closed to through traffic

· Homeowners on the lower Little Canyon Mountain Trail area can also access their homes.

· The 15 road remains closed.

· South from Dog Creek to Little Dog Creek is closed


Evacuation level definitions:


LEVEL 1: A Level 1 Evacuation means "BE READY" for potential evacuation.


LEVEL 2: A Level 2 Evacuation means "BE SET" to evacuate.


LEVEL 3: A Level 3 Evacuation means "GO" Evacuate now, leave immediately.


Email Address: canyoncreekcomplex@gmail.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/canyoncreekfireoregon
Malheur NF www.facebook.com/malheurnationalforest
Inciweb: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4495/


Twitter: @CanyonCreekFire #CanyonCreekComplex
Stouts Creek Fire update - Aug. 23, 2015
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/23/15
A red sun glows above the fire line today as firefighters expect to spend another day battling the fire in extreme working conditions. An inversion is sitting over the fire area, holding the smoke down at ground level. Operations Section Chief John Pellissier told crew bosses " to rotate your crews in and out of the super smokey areas in your division today." Crews will continue work on securing the line by extinguishing hot spots and felling dangerous snags.

The dense smoke will ground helicopters here today but they'll be available to nearby fires if needed. Late yesterday afternoon, helicopters flew using the Plastic Sphere Device Machine (aka, ping pong machine) to lay a line of fire in the middle of an unburnt area of fuel. The goal is to have the fire consume all the fuels and complete the burnout. This is the final stretch of a long and slow burnout operation needed to complete the team's objective of containing the fire and minimizing the impacts to the Elk Creek Restoration Project.

A Level 2 Evacuation notice (Get Set) remains in place for residents on Upper Cow Creek Road east of Devils Flat to the end of the road. This precautionary measure is because of high temperatures and low humidities that might cause increased fire behavior.

The Stouts Creek Fire has blackened 26,367 acres and is 84 percent contained and still has the potential for rapid growth. A contingency plan to protect structures on Upper Cow Creek is in place and will be activated if needed. Evacuation levels for all other areas remain at Level 1 (Get Ready).

The Stouts Creek Fire has been managed under unified command by Oregon Department of Forestry Team 2 Incident Commander Chris Cline and Forest Service Incident Commander Mike Wilde, since August 13.

There are 694 personnel assigned to the fire with 11 crews, 15 engines, 18 water tenders, 6 bulldozers and five helicopters. To date, the Stout Creek Fire has cost $34.4 million. The Incident Management Team is protecting lands that are about 46 percent on state protected lands, which include BLM and private lands and 54% on the Umpqua National Forest.
#StoutsFire

FIRE AT A GLANCE
?--? 26,3678 acres
?--? 84% contained
?--? 158 residences threatened
?--? Personnel: 694
?--? Helos: 5
?--? Handcrews: 11
?--? Engines: 15
?--? Dozers: 6
?--? Water Tenders: 18
?--? Evacuations: Level 2 (Get Set) for the area of Upper Cow Creek Road east from Devil's Flat to the end of the road. All other areas remain in Level 1.

FIRE INFORMATION
Phone: 541-825-3724
Cell: 206-402-7175
stoutsfire@gmail.com
Eldorado Fire update - 08-23-15
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/23/15
Oregon Dept. of Forestry
Incident Management Team 3
Link Smith, incident commander

Fire Information: (541) 446-3521

Current Fire Information
Crews continued to mop up the Eldorado Fire yesterday and last night, focusing on those areas that still contained some heat within 300 feet of the line. That work continues today including gridding and cold trailing, or carefully inspecting and feeling with the hand for heat to detect any fire.

Rehabilitation work will also take place, with the objective of minimizing erosion resulting from hand and dozer line construction by blocking access, removing berms, water barring, repairing ditches, and pulling removed vegetation back into control lines near streams and dry creek beds. Hose will be removed from sections of the line where there is no longer any potential for the fire to escape.

The weather forecast calls for warmer temperatures in the 80's, relative humidities of 15-20 percent and gusty winds from the south of up to 15 miles per hour on the ridges. Those conditions, along with unstable air, have warranted a Red Flag warning from noon today until late Monday evening.

Interagency investigators concluded the El Dorado fire was caused by lightning hold over.

The fire remains at 20,611 acres and is 65 percent contained.

As of 8 p.m. on Aug. 22 there were 358 personnel assigned to the Eldorado Fire. Resources on the fire line include 10 crews, 12 dozers, 23 engines, 7 water-tenders and 2 helicopters.

The Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Team 3 (IMT) will also assume command of the Cornet-Windy Ridge fire from the Southwest IMT on Monday morning, Aug. 24, 2015 at 6 a.m. The Cornet-Windy Ridge fire is also in the mop-up and rehabilitation stage with very little fire activity.
Willamina Creek Fire update - 08-23-15
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/23/15
Oregon Department of Forestry
West Oregon District - Dallas Unit

Fire Information number: (503) 934-8153

9 a.m.

Special message:
Smoke drifting into the Willamette Valley from the fires in the intermountain west continues today. The Willamina Creek Fire is producing minimal smoke compared to the large influx of smoke from the east side of the Cascades. The smoke from the large wildfires of the west serves as a vivid reminder of the intensity of this fire season. While the smoke is a nuisance and a health risk to residents here, it pales in comparison to the homes, livelihoods and lives lost to those immense wildfires. We remain aware of the harsh reality of this incredible fire season. Our thoughts are with those affected by fire here at home, and across the west.


Current Situation:
Winds over the fire yesterday were minimal which helped firefighters make good progress on containment. During the day, crews focused on reinforcing the lines by hand and with bulldozers and running hose around the entire fire perimeter. Tree felers worked in the fire area removing hazard trees and snags in order to help keep firefighters safe. Hand-held infrared cameras were used last night to locate and mark hot spots along the fire perimeter that need to be mopped up. Nearly 30,000 feet of hose has been installed in the fire area which fire crews will be using to continue mopping up 100 percent of the fire.


Please remember that the fire area remains closed to public access. Roads are very narrow with few turnouts. Rolling debris and downed trees add to the traffic hazard. One road block is in place on Willamina Creek Road north of the junction with Coast Creek Road. Another road block is in place at the northern junction of Willamina Creek and East Creek Road near Peavine Road. Fire managers would, again, like to thank the Yamhill County CERT program for generously volunteering their time to staff the road block. Ensuring non-fire traffic is held out of the fire area helps to keep everyone safe.


The Willamina Creek Fire is currently estimated to be 230 acres and is 20 percent contained. GPS data have been collected from the entire fire perimeter, which helped to refine and improve the map and gain more accuracy on the acreage measurement. The fire is burning in heavy fuels on high-value timberland owned by the BLM and private industrial forestland owners.


Weather and Fire Behavior:
The weather forecast for today calls again for hot and dry conditions in the fire area with the potential for gusty winds in the afternoon. Cooler temperatures are expected to return on Monday. Temperatures today should be between 86 and 89 degrees with 28-33 percent relative humidity.

Fire Statistics

Location: approx. 9 miles north of Willamina, OR

Percent contained: 20%

Size: 230 acres

Cause: under investigation
Start Date: 8/19/15, approximately 5 p.m.


Wildland resources assigned to the fire include (day and night shifts): 16 hand crews, 11 engines, 4 dozers, 12 water tenders, and overhead personnel.


Air resources: 1 Type 2 helicopter


Total personnel: 266


Cost estimate to date: $650,000


Evacuations and closures:
Four cabins along East Creek Road remain under a Level 3 evacuation. Willamina Creek Road and East Creek Road are closed north of the junction with Coast Creek Road.


Places to get information:


ODF Fire Blog - wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/


Facebook - www.facebook.com/oregondepartmentofforestry


Twitter - twitter.com/ORDeptForestry
Portland Fire & Rescue Responds to a Commercial Fire (Photo)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 08/23/15
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Portland Fire & Rescue responded to a commercial fire at 14321 NE Whitaker Way at 6:12am this morning. Initial reports were that employees had evacuated, and smoke and flames were seen inside the building. Additional calls came in from neighboring businesses with reports of heavy black smoke coming from the roof. Upon arrival crews quickly gained access to the building and began searching for the seat of the fire. A 2nd alarm was called because of the size of the structure, and the need for additional resources due to the fact that the location was a commercial laundering business. This type of business has a potential for a large fire load because of the number of garments, towels, chemicals such as detergents, and cleaners, etc.

Within minutes of arrival crews were able to locate the seat of the fire in the SW corner of the building. The sprinkler system had activated, and was a key element in keeping the fire at bay until fire fighters were able to gain access and knock it down. Truck crews were able to ventilate the building efficiently by removing the sky lights on the roof of the building.

PF&R's Investigator determined the fire to be accidental. The cause of the fire was determined to be a laundry bin full of oil soaked rags that had a chemical reaction and started the fire. This type of fire can occur when a oil soaked towel or rag is slowly heated to its ignition point through oxidation.

Portland Fire & Rescue wants to remind citizens to follow these steps to properly and safely dispose of oily rags:
Use a metal container with a tight fitting lid.
Rags that have absorbed oils (such as linseed oil or turpentine) should be thoroughly dried before collection or transport.

Additional information on response:
8 Engines
4 Trucks
1 Squad
1 Investigator
5 Chiefs
1 Rehab rig


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Suspect Arrested for Assault after Stabbing in North Portland's Portsmouth Neighborhood (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/23/15
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On Saturday August 22, 2015, at 9:02 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a stabbing in the 9300 block of North Fiske Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim, 30-year-old Robert Alexander, who was suffering from a stab wound to the neck. Alexander was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to the non-life-threatening injury.

Officers learned that Alexander was involved in an argument with the suspect, 56-year-old Clarence Dorn Jr, after Alexander accused Dorn of eating potato chips off of a child's plate.

The suspect and victim know each other and this was not a random assault.

Dorn was located a short time after the stabbing in McCoy Park and taken into custody without incident.

Dorn was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Second Degree.

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Shoplifting Suspects Arrested After Short Pursuit, Traffic Crash in East Portland (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/23/15
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On Saturday August 22, 2015, at 8:57 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to Kohl's department store in Northeast Portland's Gateway District, on the report of a theft-in-progress.

As officers were responding to the store, a Loss Prevention Officer provided them with descriptions of the suspects and an associated vehicle.

An officer arrived at the store, located the suspect vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The driver failed to stop for police and led officers on a short traffic pursuit. Officers stopped pursuing the suspect due to concerns over public safety, but the driver continued to drive at a high rate of speed away from police.

A short time later, an officer at Southeast 102nd Avenue and Washington Street came upon a two vehicle crash, later learning that one of the involved vehicles was the suspects and that both occupants of the suspect vehicle ran away from the crash.

Officers and medical personnel began treating two occupants of the other vehicle, both of whom were transported to Portland hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

Both suspects were quickly located and arrested in the area.

The driver, 36-year-old Christopher Jones II, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, Attempt to Elude on Foot, Reckless Driving, Assault in the Fourth Degree (two counts), and Felon in Possession of a Restricted Weapon.

The passenger, 36-year-old Tiffany Treneice Goudy, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempt to Elude on Foot and Theft in the Second Degree.

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Gang Enforcement Team Investigating Overnight Shooting - One Man Injured (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/23/15
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On Sunday August 23, 2015, at 4:53 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to Portland Adventist Medical Center on the report of a shooting victim in the Emergency Room.

Officers arrived at the hospital and learned that the victim, 26-year-old male, was suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound and was being transported by ambulance to a trauma hospital for treatment. The victim is a known gang associate.

Officers learned that the shooting may have occurred in North Precinct earlier in the evening.

Gang Enforcement Team (GET) detectives responded to continue investigating the shooting.

The Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

Anyone with information about gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or email information to gangs@portlandoregon.gov.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects.

Tips on gun crimes can be emailed to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov.

If you see a gun crime in progress, call 9-1-1.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

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Fatal Duplex Fire Remains Under Investigation (Photo)
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 08/23/15
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At 11:52 p.m last night, multiple callers reported to 9-1-1 that they heard an explosion. They came outside to find a duplex on the 19000 block of Teddi Rose Ct. near Beaverton with heavy flames coming from the garage.

Prior to firefighters' arrival, a Washington County Sherriff's deputy went to notify neighbors to evacuate their homes. Firefighters from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue's Aloha station were the first to arrive on scene and found a garage door in the roadway and heavy flames expelling out of the garage and second story window. Due to the heavy flames, crews first worked to get the exterior flames under control and then transitioned to fight the fire inside of the duplex. Once inside, crews were met with heavy flames coming from the second floor and thus methodically worked their way up the stairs to suppress the fire.

As crews gained access to the second floor they discovered the remains of an adult male victim. The County Medical Examiner was called to the scene and is working with local law enforcement to identify the victim and notify next of kin.

Fire investigators remain on scene examining material evidence and burn patterns to determine the exact cause of the fire. There is no damage estimate at this time.

Three people who lived in the adjoining unit have been displaced from their home and are being assisted by the Red Cross. Approximately 25 firefighters from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue worked on the call and were assisted by Hillsboro's Engine 2 and Fire Chaplain.


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Red Cross responded to a multi-family apartment fire in Beaverton
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/23/15
A multi-family fire occurred in 19100 block of SW Teddi Rose Ct in Beaverton
A Red Cross Disaster Assistance Team responded.
The fire displaced 3 adults, 2 pets and resulted in 1 fatality.
Red Cross provided help with lodging, food, clothing, and shoes.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness: Get informed, make a plan, build a kit and review your family's plan if there is a fire in your home. Know what to do before, during and after a home fire. This information and more is available at www.redcross.org or in a Prepare! Resource guide published by the American Red Cross Cascades Region. The guide can be downloaded at http://redcross.org/1zq8XVV6.
08/22/15
Driver hits Horse and Rider on Roadway (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/22/15
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Tonight a female rider on horseback was struck by a vehicle and suffered serious injuries. The horse was killed in the crash. Investigators are still on scene and have not determined the cause of the crash yet.

On Saturday, August 22, 2015, at 8:47 p.m., Sheriff's deputies responded to NW Shadybrook Road and NW Pumpkin Ridge Road on a report of a pickup truck that struck a horse and rider. The horse was dead at the scene and the 26-year-old female rider from Portland was critically injured.

The preliminary investigation so far is limited. Members of the Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART) are on their way to the crash scene and will conduct the investigation. At this time the only information we are able to release is that the driver of a pickup truck stuck the horse and rider, his name is Michael Brown (49 years old from Beaverton.) He remained at the scene after the crash. Mr. Brown was also transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

More information will be available tomorrow after CART concludes their on-scene investigation.


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Willamina Creek Fire Evening Update - Saturday, August 22, 2015
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/22/15
Willamina Creek Fire Update

Oregon Department of Forestry
West Oregon District - Dallas Unit

Fire Information number: (503) 934-8153


August 22, 2015
9:00 pm

Special message:
Wildfire smoke from the large fires in the intermountain west filled the Willamette Valley today serving as a vivid reminder of the intensity of this fire season. While the smoke is a nuisance and a health risk to residents here, it pales in comparison to the homes, livelihoods and lives lost to those immense wildfires. We remain aware of the harsh reality of this incredible fire season. Our thoughts are with those affected by fire, here at home and across the west.

Current Situation:
The heavy smoke over the fire area helped to keep the temperatures lower than expected which allowed crews to make good progress on reinforcing containment lines. In the absence of the gusty winds experienced the last couple days, the fire did not grow at all today. Tree falling crews worked in the fire area today dropping hazard trees and snags which posed a threat to firefighters working below. Fire crews are still facing risks from rolling debris, snags and bees which require them to be ever vigilant about safety. Tonight, crews will be continuing to work on mopping up the fire, working from the perimeter into the interior. The ultimate goal is to have the entire fire area mopped up 100%. A hand-held infrared camera will be used overnight to identify hot spots which could lead to embers escaping the fireline if not extinguished.

A special thank you needs to be extended to volunteers from Yamhill County's CERT program who are volunteering their time to staff the road block on Willamina Creek Road. The road block is in place to keep fire crews and the public safe and the CERT volunteers efforts will help ensure this.

Burning on land protected by ODF's West Oregon District Dallas Unit, the Willamina Creek Fire is currently estimated to be about 212 acres. The fire is burning in heavy fuels on high-value private and BLM timberland. Additional GPS data will be collected over the coming days to continue to improve accuracy of the acreage measurement.

Weather and Fire Behavior:
The forecast for Sunday calls for more hot and dry conditions with gusty winds. Temperatures will be 85-90 degrees with humidity between 29 and 34%.

Fire Statistics
Location: approx. 9 miles north of Willamina, OR
Percent contained: 20%
Size: 212 acres (estimated)
Cause: under investigation
Start Date: 8/19/15, approximately 5:00 pm

Wildland resources assigned to the fire include (day and night shifts): 16 hand crews, 11 engines, 4 dozers, 12 water tenders, and overhead personnel.

Air resources: 1 Type 2 helicopter

Total personnel: 266

Evacuations and closures:
Four cabins along East Creek Road remain under a Level 3 evacuation. Willamina Creek Road and East Creek Road are closed north of the junction with Coast Creek Road.

Places to get information:
ODF Fire Blog - wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/
Facebook - www.facebook.com/oregondepartmentofforestry
Twitter - twitter.com/ORDeptForestry

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Update on Missing Paddle Boarder
Hood River Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/22/15
HOOD RIVER, ORE. - The Hood River County Sheriff's Office and several regional agencies have been searching for a missing paddle boarder, Andres Pombo of Florida, since August 21, 2015. Search operations for Saturday, August 22 concluded and searchers were not successful in locating Mr. Pombo. Searching will continue until Mr. Pombo is located, however after reviewing video and witness statements, along with an extensive search of the area, crews believe it is highly unlikely that he survived. Family of Mr. Pombo will be arriving from Florida in the coming days. The Sheriff's Office thanks all of the agencies, volunteers and friends of Mr. Pombo that have assisted in the search efforts.

Andres Pombo was visiting Hood River for a paddle board race during the weekend. He left Viento State Park on Friday, August 21, around 1:45 p.m. to practice for the weekend downwind race. He was not wearing a personal floatation device, nor a lanyard while on his paddle board. The wind on the afternoon of August 21 was very strong, causing swells to form in the river. A kiteboarder saw Pombo fall into the water but quickly lost sight of him. Several other paddle boarders were on scene within minutes and were unable to find him. The Sheriff's Office urges everyone on the river to use a floatation device as required by law and other available safety equipment when using the river for recreation. The Columbia River current is stronger than most people believe and strong winds increase danger when you go into the water.
The Red Cross respondedto an RV fire in La Pine.
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/22/15
A single-family RV fire occurred in the 15000 block of Evans Way in La Pine.
A Red Cross Disaster Assistance Team responded.
The fire impacted one adult.
The Red Cross provided food, clothing and a seasonal garment.


The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness: Get informed, make a plan, build a kit and review your family's plan if there is a fire in your home. Know what to do before, during and after a home fire. This information and more is available at www.redcross.org or in a Prepare! Resource guide published by the American Red Cross Cascades Region. The guide can be downloaded at http://redcross.org/1zq8XVV6.
Information from today's shooting in Banks
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/22/15
The incident occurred at 3:03 p.m at 47580 nw sunset hwy, Banks. The suspect is 60-year-old Joseph Bossen who lives at the same address. He fired a gun at his adult step-son, who was not injured.

Mr. Bossen was arrested when he came out of his house and he was not injured. He did however suffer a medical problem and was transported to the hospital and was admitted for the problem. He is expected to recover. He has not ben arrested yet, but faces criminal charges when he is released from the hospital.

If you have any other questions call me.
UPDATE - Tonight's Movie in the Park postponed due to poor air quality
Portland Parks & Recreation - 08/22/15
UPDATE: Portland Parks & Recreation has also cancelled tonight (Saturday, August 22,2015)'s Dive-In Movie showing of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day at PP&R's Wilson Pool. We will evaluate Sunday's scheduled showing of the film at Sellwood Pool tomorrow.

(Portland) -

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) has postponed tonight's Summer Free For All Movie in the Park showing of Napoleon Dynamite, originally scheduled for Seawallcrest Park, SE 31st and Market St., due to poor air quality in the metro area.

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has issued an advisory indicating that air pollution in the Portland area is in the "unhealthy range" (http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx)

Safety is PP&R's top priority, and neighborhood partners who help bring Movies in the Park to the City are equally concerned. The bureau will provide updates if rescheduling the much-anticipated showing of this cult classic Movie in the Park proves possible.

Up to date information can be found at www.portlandparks.org
Downed Power Line Starts Grass Fire (Photo)
Forest Grove Fire & Rescue - 08/22/15
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This afternoon at 12:30, August 22nd, Forest Grove Fire and Rescue responded to a reported grass fire at a house in the 14700 block of NW Orchardale Road. When crews arrived, they found fires in two locations, one near the downed power line and one approximately 1/4 mile away at the south intersection of NW Parson Road and NW Orchardale Road. The fire at the downed power line was small and smoldering and couldn't be be quickly extinguished due to the energized power line. The fire located at the intersection was approximately 1/4 acre in size and burned grass, brush and fence posts. The fire at the intersection appears to have been started due to a voltage change from the downed power line, this change caused sparking at a near by power pole and igniting the grass down below. Both fires were quickly extinguished when deemed safe to do so.

The power line located in front of a residence was knocked down by a tree that was cut down by the occupant of that house. This individual used a gas powered chainsaw to cut down the tree. This rural location also sits in the Fire Protection area of the Oregon Department of Forestry and falls under restrictions during fire danger. When the incident occurred, gas power chainsaw use was not allowed. Because the fire started from the use of a chainsaw, the operator of the chainsaw was fined and also will be responsible for cost of Department of Forestry personnel and equipment.

Please be very cautious with all outdoor activities. Conditions are extremely dry, fires can start and spread very easily.



For further information regarding the fine or costs, please contact Oregon Department of Forestry - Forest Grove District Office.

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Oregon Department of Forestry Fire Update - Saturday, August 22, 2015
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/22/15
CONTACT
Fire Information Duty Officers: Jeri Chase, 503-945-7201 (office) or 503-931-2721 (Cell), and Rod Nichols, 503-945-7425 (office) or 503-508-0574 (Cell)

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY (ODF) FIRE UPDATE - SATURDAY, AUGUST 22, 2015

This is a summary update; actual fire updates and other fire-related information is posted to the ODF Wildfire Blog. You can also find ODF on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates and stories from the front lines.

In the massive, multi-agency effort to corral dozens of wildfires burning across the state, the work of Oregon's private forest owners and operators often gets overlooked. When large fires do occur, forest landowners figure as a major player in the suppression actions.

ODF's Astoria District Forester, Dan Goody, notes that forest owners in his area put a lot of thought into planning and preparing for fires prior to fire season, and now are dropping what they are doing and rushing to the scene to help when fires break out.

Forest landowners bring a lot of know-how and hardware to the job, being intimately familiar with the terrain, road systems, and other information crucial to a firefighting operation. And when the West Oregon District called on them for help, they even brought heavy equipment to fill in for ODF fire engines and other gear that had been dispatched to fight existing fires. For example, when the recent Willamina Creek Fire started on August 19, Starker Forests placed their engines at the offices in Dallas and Philomath to back up ODF.

Starker and other forestry companies have been fully engaged in assisting ODF throughout the state during this severe fire season. While the industry has routinely responded to firefighting needs "for more than a century," the 2015 response has been remarkable. When the Oregon Forest Industries Council put a call out for assistance on August 15 to landowners and operators, citing the extreme fire conditions and the shortage of resources, including an appeal for "trained personnel and equipment, capable of assisting in suppression actions, to make their availability known" to their local ODF or fire protective association office, Oregon's forest industry quickly stepped up to fill specialized fire team positions, along with supplying an array of equipment.

Goody says the system has worked really well - a fully coordinated statewide system on steroids. He adds that given the scarcity of resources across the state, he does not think the overall response could have been so strong without this assistance from Oregon's forest landowners and operators.

FIRE FACTS

ODF North Cascade District - Santiam Unit
Kinney Creek Fire | 8/20/15 | 1.6 miles west of Detroit (across Detroit Dam) |12 acres | 85% contained |Under investigation | Local ODF unit assisting USFS - Willamette NF due to threat to ODF-protected lands |
More Information: 503-569-2200 | www.fs.usda.gov/willamette | www.twitter.com/willametteNF |

ODF West Oregon District - Dallas Unit
Willamina Creek Fire | 8/19/15 | 9 miles north of Willamina | 212 acres | 10% contained | 226 personnel | Under investigation | ODF Local IMT |
More Information: 503-934-8153 | http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com | www.facebook.com/oregondepartmentofforestry | www.twitter.com/ORDeptForestry |

ODF Central Oregon District - The Dalles Unit
Wamic Grade Fire | 8/20/15 | 7 miles northwest of Maupin | 100+ acres | Mop-up | Human-caused | Local ODF Unit; USFS assisting |
More Information: 541-296-4626 | www.twitter.com/odf_cod |

ODF Central Oregon District - John Day Unit

Jerry's Draw Fire | 5 miles north of Prairie City | 248 acres | 0% contained | In mop-up | Under investigation | Added as a branch to Canyon Creek Complex; this is the FINAL SEPARATE REPORT |
More Information: Joint Information Center: 541-820-3643 or 541-820-3633 | www.twitter.com/odf_cod |

Canyon Creek Complex | 8/12/15 | one mile south of John Day and Canyon City | 61,792 acres | 17% contained | 902 personnel | Lightning | Great Basin IMT 1 (IC Lund) / Oregon State Fire Marshal Red Team (IC Walker) |
More Information: Joint Information Center: 541-820-3643 or 541-820-3633 | http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4495/ | www.facebook.com/CanyonCreekFireOregon | www.twitter.com/canyoncreekfire | #canyoncreekcomplex |

ODF Northeast Oregon District - Wallowa Unit
Grizzly Bear Complex | 8/13/15 | 20 miles SE of Dayton WA - Wenaha-Tucannon Wildernes, south and east | 59,364 acres | 0% contained | 262 personnel | Lightning | WA IMT 4 (IC Gales) / OSFM Green Team (IC Kunze)
More Information: 541-612-0059 | http://inciweb.nwcg.giv/incident/4511 | http://bluemountainfireinfo.blogspot.com/

ODF Northeast Oregon District - Baker Sub-Unit

Eldorado Fire | 8/14/15 | 5 miles southeast of Unity | 20,611 acres |55% contained |450 personnel | Under investigation |ODF IMT 3 (IC Smith) |
More information: Baker County, Oregon Joint Information Center (JIC): 541-523-2905 | http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4502/ | www.facebook.com/ElDoradoFire2015 | eldoradofire2015@gmail.com |#EldoradoFire |

Cornet-Windy Ridge Complex | 8/10/15 | 10 miles east of Unity | 103,887 acres | 75% contained | 375 personnel | Lightning | Southwest IMT (IC Ruggiero)
More Information: Baker County, Oregon Joint Information Center: 541-523-2905 | http://inciweb/nwcg.gov/incident/4478/ | www.facebook.com/CornetFire | bakerjointinfo@gmail.com |

Eagle Complex | 8/10/15 | 16 miles northeast of Baker City | 5,539 acres |0% contained | 307 personnel | Lightning | Rocky Mountain Black IMT (IC Greer).
More information: Baker City Joint Information Center (JIC): (541) 523-2905 | http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4481/ | www.facebook.com/pages/Rocky-Mountain-Area-Incident-Management-Team-Black/341078999367545 | bakerjointinfo@gmail.com |

Douglas Forest Protective Association (DFPA)

Stouts Fire |7/30/15 | 11 miles east of Canyonville near Milo | 26,208 acres | 82% contained | 764 personnel | Human | ODF IMT 2 (IC Cline) / U.S. Forest Service (IC Mike Wilde) |
More information: Phone: 541-825-3724 | http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4426/ | www.facebook.com/StoutsFire www://twitter.com/StoutsFire | #StoutsFire |

Cable Crossing Fire | 7/28/15 | 6 miles east of Glide | 1,857 acres | 90% contained | 50 personnel | Under investigation | DFPA
More information: Phone: 541-817-7186 | http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4424/ | www.facebook.com/DouglasForestProtectiveAssociation ||www.twitter.com/DouglasFPA

OTHER FIRE INFORMATION
For information on wildfires on all jurisdictions in Oregon, view:
the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center website, or
the national Incident Information System site.

Online and social media resources:
department's web site
department's blog for news on wildfires statewide and provides current fire statistics.
Southwest Oregon District blog with district specific wildfire info, and follow the Twitter feed covering fires as they occur.
Douglas Forest Protective Association website, Facebook Page and Twitter feed.
Blue Mountain Interagency Wildfire blog for news on wildfires in the Blue Mountains (northeast Oregon)
ODF Forest Grove District's Fire blog with district-specific wildfire information
ODF Central Oregon District's Twitter feed
Keep Oregon Green website, Facebook page and Twitter feed

OTHER INFORMATION
ODOT Tripcheck
Evacuation - Ready, Set, Go!
Wildfire Smoke

FIRE STATISTICS
Fire statistics can be accessed from the ODF Wildfire Blog and the ODF website. When personnel are heavily engaged in firefighting activities, the latest information may not always appear in the statistics.

ABOUT THIS UPDATE
This update provides information primarily about fires on Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands involving fires 10 acres or larger. ODF provides fire protection primarily on private and state-owned forestland, and Bureau of Land Management forestlands west of the Cascades, and also works closely with partner firefighting agencies.

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland's King Neighborhood - No Known Injuries (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/22/15
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On Saturday August 22, 2015, at 3:34 p.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers responded to multiple reports of gunfire at Northeast 6th Avenue and Simpson Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire and one adult male who may have been an intended victim.

Preliminary information indicates that the shooter was in a vehicle and shooting at least one other person in a vehicle.

At this point there is no suspect information.

Anyone who witnessed the shooting or has information should call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

The Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

Anyone with information about gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or email information to gangs@portlandoregon.gov.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects.

Tips on gun crimes can be emailed to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov.

If you see a gun crime in progress, call 9-1-1.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

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Fatal Crash in Malheur County Takes Life of Washington Man (Photo)
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 08/22/15
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On August 20, 2015 at about 10:38 a.m., OSP Troopers and emergency crews responded to the report of a two vehicle crash on Interstate 84 near milepost 357 (Ontario).

According to Lieutenant Mark Duncan, a 2010 Dodge Sprinter 2500 van operated by Mark M. VORONKOVICH, age 23, of Auburn, WA, was traveling westbound on I-84 near milepost 357 and approaching the rear of a 1999 Freightliner Conventional Truck and semi-trailer combination that was operated by John D. MINDY, age 58, of Tremont, PA. MINDY was traveling down Three Mile Hill with his hazard lights activated at approximately 20 MPH, in the slow lane, when VORONKOVICH's vehicle crashed into the back of the commercial combination.

Emergency crews arrived on scene and declared VORONKOVICH deceased and was later extricated from the vehicle. MINDY was not injured. Preliminary investigation indicates that distracted driving does appear to be a potential cause for the crash.

OSP was assisted by the Huntington Fire and Ambulance, Treasure Valley Paramedics, Ontario Fire and Rescue, and the Oregon Department of Transportation. I-84 was closed for approximately 20 minutes and the investigation is ongoing and more information will be released when it is available.


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Canyon Creek Complex Update 22 Aug 2 p.m.
Oregon State Fire Marshal - 08/22/15
Canyon Creek Complex
Fact Sheet

Type of Incident: Wildfire
Cause: Lightning
Date of Origin: August 12, 2015
Location: One mile south of the towns of John Day and Canyon City, Oregon.
Types of Fuel: Timber with brush/grass understory and areas of medium density logging slash.
Structures Threatened: 300+
Structures Damaged: 50+
Residences Destroyed: 36 (according to the Grant County Sheriff's Office)
Current Size: 67,456 acres
Percent Containment: 17%
Number of Personnel: 902
Types of resources: 3 Type 1 Crews, 14 Type 2 Crews, 4 Helicopter, 64 Engines, 19 Dozers, 8
Skidgines, 25 Water tenders

ODOT: will begin a pilot car for Hwy 395 travel south today from 9AM- 5PM everyday leaving from John Day at the top of the hour. Expect delays on Hwy 395.

Weather: temperatures will begin to increase creating warmer and dryer conditions with light winds from the southeast increasing to southwest by Sunday afternoon.

Air Quality Index: Today is moderate to good.

Jerry's Draw Fire:
Jerry's Draw Fire occurred August 20 at 4:45 PM in the Ricco Road area north of Prairie City. Using aggressive initial attack by both ground and air resources it has been held at 240 acres. Firefighters made great progress completing a fireline around the fire and will continue to reinforce with dozer and handline today. Structure protection was provided and no structure was lost.

Canyon Creek Complex Recent Activities:
Air operations held the line when the wind kicked up yesterday, and burnout operations along road 15 into the Parrish Cabin Fire was successful in securing a fireline into the wilderness.
Crews were able to reinforce line to the north and are continuing to secure the fireline on the west side of the fire.
Night operations continue to assist with the suppression efforts.
Planned actions include:
Continue to secure priority divisions where highest public and community infrastructure are threatened. Hold completed line on the north, west, and south sides of the fire perimeter to continue to improve and extend fireline to increase total containment.
Continue strategic planning to assess suppression action into the wilderness.
Utilize air resources on the southern flank to assist crews in building fireline and securing the perimeter.
Oregon Trails Electric Coop is continuing their efforts to restore power to residences along Hwy 395.

Evacuation Update on Canyon Creek Complex

Level 3 Evacuations: Jerry's Draw Fire
There are no level 3 evacuations in place at this time for the Jerry's Draw fire. All areas have been reduced to a level 1

Level 3 Evacuations: Canyon Creek Complex
· The area west of County Road 62, south of the forest boundary (MP 12) and north of the 16 to the junction of FR 15/16 is in a level 3 evacuation. CR 62 and the 16 are open for through travel, at this time.
· Forest Closures remain in effect. Current Forest Orders are available at:
http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/malheur/home/?cid=stelprd3845529.

Level 2 Evacuations: Jerry's Draw Fire
· Dixie View

Decreased to Level 2: Canyon Creek Complex
· South on Dog Creek Road to Little Dog Creek
· Upper end of Pine Creek Road from Berry Ranch Lane
· From J - L south to the end of County Road 65.

Level 1 Evacuations: Canyon Creek Complex
· Adams Road and Adams Drive Marysville
· Eagle Peak Gardner Ranch
· Pineview Buckhorn
· Edgewood Little Pine
· Rebel Hill Lower Pine Creek from Berry Ranch Lane

Lifted Evacuations: Canyon Creek Complex
· Canyon Creek along Hwy. 395, from the fire perimeter north at Canyon City to the J-L Ranch
· Izee-Paulina Road from Hwy 395
· Seneca
· Nan's Rock Road, Laycock Creek Road, Luce Creek, West Bench Road

Roads Reopened:
· Marysville from Hwy. 395 to Dog Creek and the junction of Hwy. 26

Road Closures:
· Hwy. 395 remains closed
· Homeowners on the lower Little Canyon Mountain Trail area can also access their homes.
· The 15 road remains closed.
· South from Dog Creek to Little Dog Creek is closed

Evacuation level definitions:
LEVEL 1: A Level 1 Evacuation means "BE READY" for potential evacuation.
LEVEL 2: A Level 2 Evacuation means "BE SET" to evacuate.
LEVEL 3: A Level 3 Evacuation means "GO" Evacuate now, leave immediately.
Potlucks and Sparkplugs: FireWise Success Catches on in Upper Cow Creek (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/22/15
Kathy Staley, community sparkplug
Kathy Staley, community sparkplug
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The Oregon Department of Forestry and Douglas Forest Protective Association released the following news release today



News Release
August 22, 2015

Major Media
For immediate distribution

Contacts:
Marcus Kauffman, ODF, Stouts Creek Fire Information: 541-825-3724; Cell: 206-402-7175
Kyle Reed, DFPA, 541-672-6507 X 136 CELL: 541-817-7186


Potlucks and Sparkplugs: FireWise Success Catches on in Upper Cow Creek


Southern Oregon is wildfire country. In the last five years about one-third of the 325,000-acre Tiller Ranger District has been blackened by wildfire. This year, the Stouts Creek Fire has already burned over 25,000 and was 82 percent contained on August 22, 2015. Locals here know about living with wildfire. They have learned that adapting to wildfire means getting to know your neighbors and that potlucks are the perfect place talk about being a fire-adapted community.

When the Stouts Creek Fire was threatening homes east of the community of Azalea, fire managers were pleased to learn that Milo, Tiller, and Upper Cow Creek Road were designated FireWise Communities. Being Firewise means homeowners have taken significant steps to make their homes defensible from a wildfire. After several years of hard work, 14 homes and several roads including Upper Cow Creek Rd have defensible space and have joined the dozen other recognized FireWise communities in Douglas County.

The maxim of many hands makes light work applies. Grant resources, program support and technical assistance came from the Douglas Forest Protective Association, the Umpqua National Forest, Douglas County Public Works, the Phoenix Charter School and others. At the grassroots level, neighbors did not just come together on their own. There was a spark, a catalyst, someone who overcame the inertia and fostered change. That person was Kathy Staley of Upper Cow Creek Rd.

"The Umpqua National Forest is part of our community," said Kathy Staley. "Donna Owens, Tiller District Ranger, made it easy for us. We hold regular potlucks and Donna and her staff began attending. As we got to know one another we naturally broadened our circle of care to include those who work for the Forest Service," she explained.

"Prior to these gatherings, the relationship with the Umpqua NF was often adversarial. It helped that Ranger Owens was willing to say the tough but honest things," Staley said. "That built trust in the eyes of the community members."

Clearly motivated, Kathy explained that her career as an engineering inspector gave her a sharp and critical eye.

"I saw a need," she explained. "I'm relatively new to the community. We learned that there were grants available to help pay for removing the brush and small trees to make our homes safer from wildfire," she said. The grant funds and other monies helped pay for road crews removing roadside brush.

"Red Apple Road used to be tight with brush," explained Kathy Pack of Upper Cow Creek Road. "It made me nervous thinking about driving it during a wildfire. Getting the roads and houses cleared of brush out really gave me piece of mind," she said.

Once the neighbors learned that they could meet their commitment by contributing their time, the idea spread like creamy peanut butter. Using the county's road crew and students from the Phoenix Charter School, they were able conduct defensible space activities at more than a dozen homes--removing brush and small trees and pruning up the branches on larger trees to make the homes safer from wildfire.

"We've owned this piece of land for 30 years," said Jim Pack. "I planted all the trees myself and each one has a name. This place is a dream come true for me. Making it safer from wildfire was just something we had to do. We have too much at stake to live with the risk of it burning."

Just as local residents gave their time, staff from the Tiller Ranger District understood they had to do the same. "The relationship building just took time," said Terry Brown, Fire Management Officer, Tiller Ranger District. "The relationships we have with the community are the most valuable results from this process."

The Douglas Forest Protective Association formed the third leg of the FireWise triangle. FireWise Coordinator Dennis Sifford advises communities on becoming FireWise.
"The program helps make homeowners aware of the risks and teaches them about the little things they can do to help their homes survive a wildfire," said Dennis.

Wildfire is a frequent visitor to southern Oregon. Building resilience and adapting to wildfire depends on knowing your neighbors, widening the circle of care and finding the catalysts in the community who can make things happen. In these Firewise communities, these grass roots efforts have clearly paid off.

"When I learned that the residents of Upper Cow Creek Road were designated FireWise, I was more confident that we could protect the homes and that our firefighters would come home safely," explained Steve Bowen, Structural Liason for the Stouts Creek Fire.


Helpful Links:
http://www.dfpa.net
http://www.firewise.org
http://www.fs.usda.gov/umpqua
http://www.swofire.com

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Attached Media Files: Kathy Staley, community sparkplug , Defensible space around the home of Jim and Kathy Pack , Residents of Upper Cow Creek Rd with IMT 2 Steve Bowen
Search Continues for Missing Man Near Laurence Lake
Hood River Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/22/15
PARKDALE, ORE. - The search continues today for seventy-five year old David Bullock of The Dalles. On August 20, 2015 at about 4:00pm Joella Bullock, wife of 75 year old David Bullock called and said that her husband was missing. The couple hiked a trail from Laurence Lake and at about noon Mr. Bullock separated from his wife to go on a short search of an area off the trail. Mr. Bullock left all of his gear with his wife and took the family's three dogs with him. He did not return in a timely manner and his cell phone could not be reached. Mr. Bullock was dressed in a tee shirt and shorts. He was described by his wife as an experienced hiker and in good shape.

On August 22, 2015, crews from the Crag Rats, Multnomah County, Pacific Northwest Search and Rescue, Wasco County and Mountain Wave continue to scour the area for Bullock. Crews are concentrating on tighter grid patterns in areas that have been covered by previous teams, as well as expanding the search area.

Due to heavy smoke in the area, air operations have been suspended. At this point, searchers have not located any signs of Bullock or his dogs. Crews and search areas for tomorrow's operations are being coordinated if Bullock is not located today.
Red Cross Services Shift to Grizzly Fire n Oregon/Washington Border
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/22/15
John Day, Ore. - As wildfire-affected residents in and around John Day continue to receive help from devoted community members, Red Cross recovery services volunteers are winding down their work here. Caseworkers will be on site at the LDS church at 26 John Day Hwy until 4 p.m. Saturday. Residents needing assistance after this time may call (541) 620-8454 to access Red Cross help.

"John Day is a tremendously resilient community," says Cara Sloman, regional disaster program manager and director of the central/eastern Oregon Red Cross wildfire response operation. "This supportive environment allows us to maximize our work with partner agencies and provide recovery services quickly and efficiently, while minimizing emotional upheaval after such a terrible disaster."

Sloman and another member of the Red Cross team, both of whom have been overseeing the Red Cross wildfire response in this area, will head to Baker City this evening to help volunteers stationed at the high school in Enterprise. The school has been turned into a shelter to temporarily house residents from the unincorporated towns of Troy and Flora who have been evacuated from their homes due to the Grizzy Fire in remote northeast Oregon.

Donations to the Red Cross enable trained volunteers to respond whenever, wherever there is a need to provide shelter, meals, recovery planning and emotional support. Contributions can be made by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or by visiting www.redcross.org or at any US Bank branch.
Ymhill County Wildfire Smoke
Yamhill Co. Public Health - 08/22/15
Please see attached release.


Attached Media Files: 2015-08/4855/87215/smoke_release_08_22_15.pdf
Smokey Conditions are Causing Increased Call Volume to Washington County 9-1-1
Hillsboro Fire and Rescue - 08/22/15
Smokey conditions in the Portland Metro area from wildland fires in Central Oregon, Willamina Oregon and Washington State are resulting in an increased call volume to Washington County Consolidated Communications Agency (WCCCA) 9-1-1 operators. The agency has been inundated with calls for smoke investigations.

The Hillsboro Fire Department would like to remind citizens to call 9-1-1 when they see a distinct column of smoke or smoke coming from a specific source.


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Multiple Agencies Searching the Columbia River for Missing Paddle Boarder Near Hood River
Hood River Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/22/15
HOOD RIVER, ORE. - Search and Rescue crews are continuing a search this morning for a Miami, Florida man that was reported missing yesterday afternoon. The Hood River County Sheriff's Office received a call around 3:30 p.m. on August 21, 2015, after a paddle board and gear were found floating mid-channel in the Columbia River.

Inspection of the gear revealed that the board belonged to twenty-nine year old Andres Damian Pombo, of Miami. Around 2:30 p.m. Pombo and his companions had launched from the area of Viento State Park along Interstate 84, with the intent of paddling to Hood River. According to witness statements, Pombo intended to paddle towards the Washington shore, splitting up from his group.

Investigators recovered a video camera that had been attached to Pombo's board. Video contained on the camera indicated that Pombo had fallen off of his board on the western edge of the area known as Swell City. Pombo was last seen wearing a gray shirt, black shorts and a gray hat.

An aircraft and boat from the Sheriff's Office, as well as a boat from the Skamania County Sheriff's Office, searched the river and surrounding shorelines until operations were suspended, due to darkness. The Hood River Police Department also assisted with the investigation and search for Pombo.

Searchers began operations at first light on Saturday morning from the water and air. Watercraft from the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, Wasco County Sheriff's Office and Klickitat County Sheriff's Office are assisting Hood River County deputies with search operations. Personnel from Columbia River Intertribal Fisheries Enforcement are concentrating on the shoreline from adjacent roadways.

August 22, 2015 operations are focusing on the areas west of the western edge of Swell City, to the area of milepost 57 on Interstate 84. Crews and volunteers are paying particular attention to the shorelines of the river. Air operations will continue throughout the day, as well as ground teams looking along river's edge, from both Washington's State Route 14 and Oregon's Interstate 84.
Heavy smoke conditions in East Clackamas County
Sandy Fire District - 08/22/15
Sandy Fire District No. 72, along with much of East Clackamas County, is experiencing heavy smoke conditions from the fires burning in central and eastern Oregon and Washington. These heavy smoke conditions are projected by area meteorologists to last until tomorrow. There are currently no major fires in the Hoodland, Estacada or Sandy Fire Districts. 911 Dispatch centers are being overwhelmed with calls asking about fire information and the smoky conditions. We ask that you call 911 if you can directly see a fire or flames. Most of the Willamette Valley is also under a Red Flag Warning today in addition to much of the State being under an Air Quality Alert because of smoky conditions.
For information about the fires in Oregon:
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/state/38/
For Weather, Watches and Warnings or Alerts:
http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/
We also recommend visiting FaceBook for the most current information:
Sandy Fire District, Hoodland Fire District, and/or Estacada Fire District
Portland Fire & Rescue Reporting on Smoke in the Portland Area
Portland Fire & Rescue - 08/22/15
Portland Fire & Rescue has noticed a large increase of calls coming into the 9-1-1 center today. Citizens have been calling 9-1-1 to report "smoke in the area". The cause of the smoke is from the wildfires that are occurring throughout the Pacific NW Region. Due to the large number and size of active fires throughout Oregon and Washington, there has been a noticeable increase of smoke in the Portland area. This is due to the winds that have increased today, traveling at 26 mph, from the East to West, and will likely continue throughout today.

The PCNWCC (Pacific Northwest Wildfire Coordinating Group) has reported that wildfire operations have been active for a total of 67 consecutive days, with 43 currently active fires across Oregon and Washington. This level of fire activity has not occurred since 2007.

Portland Fire & Rescue would like to remind citizens to call 9-1-1 when they see a fire or smoke coming from a specific source.
Grizzly Bear Complex fires update - Aug. 22, 2015
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/22/15
INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAMS ASSUME COMMAND OF FIRE

Washington Interagency Incident Management Team 4 and the Oregon State Fire Marshal Green Team assumed a unified command of the Grizzly Bear Complex fire on Friday. Firefighting resources including crews, equipment, and structural apparatus are now deployed to the complex, which is burning in both Oregon and Washington. The complex now includes 5 lightning caused fires after some of the original 17 burned together. The fire is currently burning on the Umatilla National Forest and private land protected by the Washington Department of Natural Resources and the Oregon Department of Forestry.

Three structure protection task forces mobilized through the Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office worked in the areas around the Troy and Flora communities during the daytime operational period yesterday and one task force worked during the night. Crews were optimistic that fire conditions were less severe than yesterday and that fire was still a couple of miles away from Flora. Those task forces will be in the area again today, continuing with structure triage and have coordinated plans in place with wildland crews given the forecasted weather and fire behavior conditions.

An estimated 300-400 structures are scattered throughout the area threatened by the fire. The fire is currently active on all sides. The fire is generally still west of the Grand Ronde River, but moving northeast and down-canyon from Troy. Weather conditions today appear more favorable than in recent days, with lighter winds, though conditions remain dry.

Current evacuation notices include:
Level 3: Troy, Eden Bench, Grouse Flat, and Bartlett. The area North of the Grande Ronde river at Eden Bench and Troy to the state line. East along the state line to Hwy 129, north through Boggan's Oasis to Big Butte.

Level 2: An area east of Hwy 129 from the State line north through Boggan's Oasis to Big Butte. An area within the boundary from the Clearwater Guard Station to Lick Creek Road; from Lick Creek Rd. to Asotin city limits; around Asotin to the Snake River; from the Snake River south to the state line; from the state line west to Highway 129. Flora, Lost Prairie, Redmond Grade northeast to Highway 3

Level 1: City of Asotin, WA


QUICK FACTS:

Fire Complex Size: 59,150 acres

Fire Start Date: August 13, 2015

Location: 20 miles SE of Dayton, WA, burning on Umatilla National Forest and private lands protected by the Oregon Dept. of Forestry and Washington Dept. of Natural Resources.

Hazards: Rapid fire growth with crowning, spotting and wind-driven runs, unauthorized drone flights.

Values at Risk: Public safety, Communities of Troy, Grouse Flats, Eden Bench; Long Meadows Guard Station; Historic Hoodoo lookout, communications facilities.

Cause: Lightning

Containment: 0%

Personnel: 262

Resources: 5 Crews, 14 Engines, 1 Helicopter (Type 3)

Structures Lost: 22

Evacuation Levels:
Level 1: Be alert to situation.
Level 2: Be ready to evacuate.
Level 3: Leave immediately.

A Red Cross Shelter is located at Enterprise High School, 201 SE 4th St in Enterprise, phone 541-519-2360
Willamina Creek Fire Update - 08-22-15
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/22/15
Oregon Department of Forestry Team
West Oregon District - Dallas Unit

August 22, 2015
9 a.m.

Special Message:
As the Willamina Creek Fire progresses, interest grows in seeing the fire area first-hand. Fire managers would like to remind the public that the fire area is closed to public access and a road block is in place on Willamina Creek Road north of the junction with Coast Creek Road. Access to the fire area is through a series of narrow roads with few turnouts. These roads are experiencing high traffic with fire crews, engines and tenders. Safety of the public and firefighters is the number one priority, so please respect the road block and allow fire personnel to get the job done without injury.

Current Situation:
Crews conducted a burnout operation Friday morning in the southeast corner of the fire to remove unburned fuel and create a stronger fuel break around some of the most challenging areas of the fire. Firefighters working during the day Friday focused efforts on strengthening these lines. Westerly winds in the afternoon again challenged firefighters, this time on the north side of the fire. Fire managers ordered additional air support and were able to utilize assistance from an additional medium helicopter and three SEATs (Single Engine Air Tankers). The aerial support helped make a big difference in cooling down the hot spots.

Overnight, crews worked to strengthen the lines around the spots using hose lays and hand line. Containment lines have been completed around the perimeter of the fire and crews hope to be able to hold them through the weather change today. Today's weather is expected to be quite a bit warmer and drier with gusty dry winds coming out of the northeast. Crews will be focusing on securing lines that were the most active yesterday. Mop-up has begun around the entire fire with a goal of having the fire 100% mopped up.

The Willamina Creek Fire is burning on land protected by ODF's West Oregon District, Dallas Unit. The fire is currently estimated to be about 212 acres and is burning in heavy fuels on high-value private and BLM timberland. Additional GPS data will be collected over the coming days to continue to improve accuracy of the acreage measurement.

Weather and Fire Behavior:
The weather forecast for today predicts gusty, hotter and drier conditions on the fireline today. Poor humidity recovery is expected for tonight with light east winds persisting through the evening. Temperatures are expected to be 88-93 degrees with 20-25% humidity.

Fire Statistics
Location: approx. 9 miles north of Willamina, OR Percent contained: 15%
Size: 212 acres (estimated) Cause: under investigation
Start Date: 8/19/15, approximately 5 p.m.

Wildland resources assigned to the fire include (day and night shifts): 16 hand crews, 11 engines, 4 dozers, 12 water tenders, and overhead personnel.

Air resources: 1 Type 2 helicopter

Total personnel: 266

Evacuations and closures:
Four cabins along East Creek Road remain under a Level 3 evacuation. Willamina Creek Road and East Creek Road are closed north of the junction with Coast Creek Road.

Places to get information:
ODF Fire Blog - wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/
Facebook - www.facebook.com/oregondepartmentofforestry
Twitter - twitter.com/ORDeptForestry
08/21/15
Willamina Creek Fire Update - Friday, August 21, 2015 @ 9 p.m. PDT
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/21/15
Willamina Creek Fire Update

Oregon Department of Forestry Team
West Oregon District - Dallas Unit

Fire Information number: (503) 934-8153

August 21, 2015
9:00 pm

Current Situation:
Yesterday's winds pushed the fire beyond the containment line in the southeast corner of the fire. Today, crews put concerted effort into strengthening lines around that area. Winds increased again this afternoon which resulted in new spot fires outside of the completed line on the north side of the fire. Fire managers ordered an additional Type 2 helicopter and three SEATs (Single Engine Air Tankers) for the afternoon to provide assistance in extinguishing the new spot fires. Tonight's focus will be on reinforcing the line around the spots.

Expected weather for tomorrow is going to test the completed lines with higher temperatures, low humidity and a return of an off-shore wind. Tomorrow's focus will be on holding the completed lines through this period of challenging weather conditions. Fire managers continue to be hopeful about seeing containment numbers

The Willamina Creek fire started at approximately 5:00 pm on August 19 on land protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry. The fire is currently estimated to be about 212 acres and is burning in heavy fuels on BLM and private timberland. A majority of the current fireline was more accurately mapped today using GPS technology which is helping to provide more accurate acreage estimates. This work will continue as conditions change which may lead to higher acreage numbers in the coming days.

Weather and Fire Behavior:
Tonight's weather is forecasted to be cool with higher humidity. Temperatures are expected to be between 52 and 55 degrees with 88-92% humidity. Tomorrow, hot and dry conditions with northeast winds are expected.

Fire Statistics
Location: approx. 9 miles north of Willamina, OR
Percent contained: 15%
Size: 212 acres (estimated)
Cause: under investigation
Start Date: 8/19/15

Wildland resources assigned to the fire include (day and night shifts): 12 hand crews, 11 engines, 4 dozers, 12 water tenders, and overhead personnel.

Air resources: 1 Type 2 helicopter

Total personnel: 226

Evacuations and closures:
Four cabins along East Creek Road remain under a Level 3 evacuation. Willamina Creek Road and East Creek Road are closed north of the junction with Coast Creek Road.

Places to get information:
ODF Fire Blog - wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/
Facebook - www.facebook.com/oregondepartmentofforestry
Twitter - twitter.com/ORDeptForestry

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PHOTO RELEASE: Oregon National Guard continue support in Baker County (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 08/21/15
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HH-60M Blackhawk helicopter crew chief, Staff Sgt. Jonathon Edwards with Charlie Company, 7-158th Aviation, observes the terrain and fires during an area orientation flight, Aug. 20, in near Baker City, Oregon. Throughout the day National Guard flight crews dropped more than 13,500 gallons of water on target areas at the request of ground crews. Three Oregon Army National Guard HH-60M Blackhawk helicopters have been working out of the Baker City Helibase since Monday to support ground firefighting crews on four separate fires in the area. Photo by Sgt. Tianna Waite, 41 Infantry Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs.

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Petroleum Specialist Sgt. Matthew woods with Charlie Company, 7-158th Aviation, refuels an HH-60M Blackhawk in between water drop missions, Aug. 20, at the Baker City Helibase. Throughout the day National Guard flight crews dropped 13,500 gallons of water on target areas at the request of ground crews.. Three Oregon Army National Guard HH-60M Blackhawk helicopters have been working out of the Baker City Helibase since Monday to support ground firefighting crews on four separate fires in the area. Photo by Sgt. Tianna Waite, 41 Infantry Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs.

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An HH-60M Blackhawk prepares for landing and refueling after completing water drop missions on fires near Baker City, Aug. 20. Throughout the day National Guard flight crews dropped 13,500 gallons of water on target areas at the request of ground crews.. Three Oregon Army National Guard HH-60M Blackhawk helicopters have been working out of the Baker City Helibase since Monday to support ground firefighting crews on four separate fires in the area. Photo by Sgt. Tianna Waite, 41 Infantry Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs.

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Brigadier General Michael Stencel, Interim Adjutant General for Oregon, meets with Baker County Commissioner Mark Bennett (right) and Baker County Emergency Manager, Jason Yencopal (center) during a visit to the Baker City helibase, Aug. 21. Three Oregon Army National Guard HH-60M Blackhawk helicopters have been working out of the Baker City Helibase since Monday to support ground firefighting crews on four separate fires in the area. Photo by Sgt. Tianna Waite, 41 Infantry Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs.

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Brigadier General Michael Stencel, Interim Adjutant General for Oregon, meets with support personnel from Echo and Charlie Companies, 7-158 Aviation, to thank them for their work during the fires support mission, Aug. 21, at the Baker City Helibase. Three Oregon Army National Guard HH-60M Blackhawk helicopters have been working out of the Baker City Helibase since Monday to support ground firefighting crews on four separate fires in the area. Photo by Sgt. Tianna Waite, 41 Infantry Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs.

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Lieutenant Colonel Brian Houston, a pilot with Charlie Co. 7-158 Aviation, Oregon Army National Guard, briefs Brigadier General Michael Stencel, Interim Adjutant General for Oregon, on the current status of the fire support mission, Aug. 21, at the Baker City Helibase. Three Oregon Army National Guard HH-60M Blackhawk helicopters have been working out of the Baker City Helibase since Monday to support ground firefighting crews on four separate fires in the area. Photo by Sgt. Tianna Waite, 41 Infantry Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs.


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Keizer Firefighters Respond to House Fire (Photo)
Keizer Fire Dist. - 08/21/15
Firefighters encounter heavy smoke and flames.
Firefighters encounter heavy smoke and flames.
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The Keizer Fire District responded to the report of a house fire shortly after 3:00 pm today. Upon arriving at house located on Marino Drive N, firefighters observed heavy smoke and flames coming from the rear of the home and backyard.
The fire was called in by a passerby as no one was home at the time of the fire. Firefighters were on scene for over an hour extinguishing the fire that had extended into the house.
Four engines, one medic, and one duty officer with 14 firefighters responded to the incident. Salem Fire Engine 3 assisted with the fire, while an engine and medic unit from Marion County Fire District was at the station to cover other calls. There was no estimate of damage to the home or contents at this time. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
District officials would like to remind residents that they should always check their smoke alarms to ensure they work properly and to have an exit plan for escaping their home in case of a fire.


Attached Media Files: Firefighters encounter heavy smoke and flames. , Keizer Firefighters responded to a house fire just after 3 pm.
Extreme fire danger not letting up; ODF's West Oregon District urges caution in Oregon's forests
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/21/15
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Distribution: Major Media
August 21, 2015
Contact: Shirl Fredenburg, (541) 336-2273


Northwest Oregon is currently experiencing fire danger not seen in recent memory and weather forecasts don't provide any relief. Forest fuels are at record dry levels and forecasts for this weekend indicate it will continue to be hot and dry. Everyone should be concerned.

The Oregon Department of Forestry's (ODF) West Oregon District is currently engaged in fighting the Willamina Creek Fire approximately 9 miles north of the community of Willamina. Four cabins were evacuated as a result of the fire and forest resources have been lost. Estimated to be about 140 acres, this fire is under investigation, but it is believed to have been human-caused, possibly by recreational activities. In addition to the Willamina Creek Fire, the District's firefighters continue their daily work of responding to reports of smoke and fire throughout the District. All of these fire activities stretch available resources very thin.

This fire season gives managers pause and calls attention to the need for everyone to exercise extreme caution in the forest and elsewhere. Land managers have tightened fire restrictions over the last week over much of the state.

On lands protected by ODF in the West Oregon District, public use restrictions, which limit campfires, chainsaw use, and mowing of dry grass and require forest travelers to carry fire tools, have been in place since mid-June, weeks earlier than in recent years.

Before you head out to the forest, parks or beaches for your weekend plans, take a moment to learn the fire restrictions for that area. You can find out more about fire rules by contacting the local ODF office.

In Benton County contact the ODF - Philomath office (541) 929-3266
In Lincoln County contact the ODF - Toledo office (541) 336-2273
In Polk and southwest Yamhill County contact the ODF - Dallas Office (503) 934-8146

Or by using ODF's interactive map of forest restriction here: http://www.oregon.gov/odf/pages/fire/precautionlevelmap.aspx

Every person has a role in preventing wildfires.


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Pacific University Welcomes TNT's The Librarians to Forest Grove
Pacific University - 08/21/15
FOREST GROVE -- Filming of scenes for a future episode of "The Librarians," a hit adventure series on TNT, will take place on Pacific University's Forest Grove Campus on Tuesday, Aug. 25 between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m.

The Librarians airs on TNT and stars Rebecca Romijn, Christian Kane and John Larroquette, with recurring roles by Noah Wyle, Bob Newhart and Jane Curtin.

Filming on campus will take place at the Marsh southwest lawn in front of Carnegie Hall and near Old College Hall, and amongst the trees in the area. Pedestrians may be detained for a several minutes, or asked to go around the area, where and while filming is taking place. Areas will not be closed or off limits for long periods of time.

Props, including kayaks, a totem pole base and old building replicas may also occupy the west lawn area north of the walkway from College Way to Marsh Hall.

Filming will also affect vehicle access on College Way and Main Street during the week. A portion of College Way from 21st Avenue to Pacific Avenue will be closed from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 25, and Main Street between Pacific Avenue and 21st Avenue will be closed from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 26-27.

Additional filming will take place at the Theatre in the Grove on Pacific Avenue on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 27-28, as well as the Hacienda Building on Main Street.

pacificu.edu
Oregon forest owners, operators making big difference in the fire fight
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/21/15
In the massive, multi-agency effort to corral dozens of wildfires burning across the state, the work of Oregon's private forest owners and operators often gets overlooked. To borrow from firefighting lingo, these landowners are the true "first responders" when it comes to battling fires. If a timber harvest operation sparks a small fire, for example, in most instances the loggers on scene put it out immediately. But only a fraction of the blazes are started by their activities.

"It is worth noting that the large majority of human-caused fires are not industrial related," said Rex Storm with Associated Oregon Loggers. "Most result from carelessness and not from industrial activities such as logging."

When large fires do occur, whether from lightning or people, forest landowners figure as a major player in the suppression actions. The Oregon Department of Forestry's Astoria District Forester, Dan Goody, recalls the way forest owners in his area responded when he advised them earlier this summer about predicted extreme weather conditions.

"They put a lot of thought into planning and preparing for fires," he said. "And when the fires broke out, they dropped what they were doing and rushed to the scene to help."

They bring a lot of know-how and hardware to the job. Forest landowners are intimately familiar with the terrain, road systems, and other information crucial to a firefighting operation. And when the West Oregon District called on them for help, they even brought heavy equipment to fill in for ODF fire engines and other gear that had been dispatched to fight existing fires.

"When the Willamina Creek Fire took off, local landowners organized task forces of their company fire engines and also water tenders to back up department firefighters," said Mike Dykzeul with the Oregon Forest Industries Council (OFIC). "For example Starker Forests, Inc. placed engines at the offices in Dallas and Philomath to back up ODF."

Starker and other forestry companies have been fully engaged in assisting agency suppression operations throughout the state during this severe fire season. While the industry has routinely responded to firefighting needs "for more than a century," he said the 2015 response has been remarkable. OFIC put out a call for assistance to landowners and forest operation Aug. 15, citing the extreme fire conditions and the shortage of resources. The notice included an appeal for "trained personnel and equipment, capable of assisting in suppression actions, to make their availability known" to their local ODF or fire protective association office.

Oregon's forest industry quickly stepped up to fill specialized fire team positions such as Falling Boss and Dozer Boss, along with supplying an array of equipment from bulldozers for constructing fire line, to mechanized logging gear to create fire breaks.

There could be a lot if fire season still ahead. But Goody is optimistic based on the response he has seen so far from landowners and operators.

"It has worked really well - a fully coordinated statewide system on steroids," he said. "Given the scarcity of resources across the state, I don't think we could have made such a strong response without their efforts."
Salem Parks Go Smoke-Free August 22
City of Salem - 08/21/15
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: Friday, August 21, 2015

CONTACTS:
Robert D. Chandler, Ph.D., P.E., Assistant Public Works Director
City of Salem, Public Works Department
503-588-6211 | rchandler@cityofsalem.net

Maureen A. Kenney, Public Relations Manager
City of Salem, City Manager's Office
503-588-6363 | mkenney@cityofsalem.net

Pursuant to an ordinance adopted by the Salem City Council (in July), effective August 22, 2015, smoking is prohibited in all City parks, including parking lots located on park property and the area around Mirror Pond at the Civic Center. The smoking ban includes e-cigarettes and marijuana or cannabis products. This is consistent with Measure 91, which legalized recreational marijuana but specifically prohibits smoking marijuana in a public place.

Most smokers, once made aware that smoking is prohibited, are likely to comply with the smoke-free regulations. Enforcement will be primarily complaint-based and can involve a police officer issuing a warning or citation. Police response to complaints will be based on the priority of other calls for service. Fines for smoking in the parks will start at no more than $50 for the first offense and be as high as $250 for the third offense.

State law already prohibits smoking within 10 feet of a public entrance to a building. Visitors to the Civic Center Complex will be allowed to smoke in the area around City Hall and in the Peace Plaza area between the Library and City Hall, remaining 10 feet away from building entrances.

The prohibition on smoking includes linear parks or connector trails (like the Edgewater Parkway, Croisan Trail, or Union Street Railroad Bridge), historical areas (like the Deepwood Estate and Pioneer Cemetery), and special use facilities (like Center 50+).

For more information, please visit www.cityofsalem.net.
Update 1: Shooting investigation in east Vancouver
Vancouver Police Dept. - 08/21/15
UPDATE 1

On August 20, 2015 Vancouver Police responded to the report of a suspicious circumstance in the area of NE 164th Avenue/SE 1st Street involving a male armed with a handgun. Officers made contact with the male subject who fled on foot and was contacted again by officers at the corner of NE 155th Avenue/NE 2nd Street. The male refused police commands to drop his weapon and turned the gun on himself, resulting in his death.

During the incident, a Vancouver Police officer fired one round from their duty weapon.

Details related to the officer involved shooting or the circumstances surrounding the original call for service are part of the ongoing investigation being conducted by the Clark County Regional Major Crimes Team and no further information is available at this time.

The identity of the deceased is pending the report from the Clark County Medical Examiner's Office and their release of information.

The officer who fired their weapon during this incident is Corporal Holly Musser, 34. Corporal Musser was hired by the Vancouver Police Department in August 2005. She was promoted to Corporal in April 2015 and is assigned to Patrol.

Following standard department protocol, Corporal Musser is currently on paid administrative leave.



Vancouver, Wash. - On August 20, 2015 at approximately 10:24 a.m., Vancouver Police responded to the report of a suspicious male in the area of NE 164th Avenue/SE 1st Street. Witnesses report that the male had a gun in his waistband. Officers made contact with the male who took off on foot. Officers locate the male subject at the corner of NE 155th Avenue/NE 2nd Street. The male refuses to comply with commands from officers to put his gun down and he shoots himself, taking his life.

In the course of the incident there is also investigation as to whether a Vancouver Police Officer fired their weapon.

The investigation is being conducted by the Regional Major Crimes Team with the Clark County Sheriff's Office taking the lead.

The identity of the deceased is not being released at this time pending notification of next of kin by the Clark County Medical Examiner's Office.

No further information is available at this time.
Oregon Department of Forestry Daily Fire Update - Friday, August 21, 2015
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/21/15
CONTACT
Fire Information Duty Officers: Jeri Chase, 503-945-7201 (office) or 503-931-2721 (Cell), and Rod Nichols, 503-945-7425 (office) or 503-508-0574 (Cell)

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY (ODF) FIRE UPDATE - THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2015

This is a summary update; actual fire updates and other fire-related information is posted to the ODF Wildfire Blog. You can also find ODF on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates and stories from the front lines.

Formal community meetings connect fire teams, the media, and state leadership with local community members, providing information about the fire situation in their community, and a forum for answering questions and responding to concerns.

Then, there are the not-so-formal meetings with the community. Sisters is just one of many communities where, when a large fire threatens, it's common for fire agency staff to set up shop on the main street or in a local park with fire maps taped to a large piece of plywood, sharing the latest fire-related information and listening.

And, there are times when it's not all about the fire. At an already-scheduled meeting of the Oregon Cattlemen's Association in the Baker City Park, near the Cornet/Windy Ridge Fire, representatives from fire protection agencies and others spoke with ranchers about after-the-fire assistance - land rehabilitation, livestock, livestock forage, and crop disaster assistance - and how to work jointly to support those landowners and permittees suffering losses.

At the Eldorado Fire, there have also been "Meetings on the Hood," starting from the early days of the fire when nearly 25 Ironside community members gathered the fire team with maps and cookies, around the hood of an ODF truck to share the latest. On the Stouts Creek Fire in Douglas County, numerous community meetings have been held since the fire started on July 30, in Azalea, Milo, and Tiller, and ODF IMT 2 Incident Commander Chris Cline took shared his famous barbequed ribs to a grange potluck in a local park.

When a wildfire threatens everything you've built, own, and hold dear, nothing tops getting the latest information. Getting to know the men and women working hard to protect your homes and forests, and having a safe place to discuss concerns and the future is what community and working together is all about.

FIRE FACTS

ODF North Cascade District - Santiam Unit
Kinney Creek Fire | 8/20/15 | 1.6 miles west of Detroit (across Detroit Dam) |12 acres | 75% contained |Under investigation | Local ODF unit assisting USFS - Willamette NF due to threat to ODF-protected lands |
More Information: 503-569-2200 | www.fs.usda.gov/willamette | www.twitter.com/willametteNF |

ODF West Oregon District - Dallas Unit
Willamina Creek Fire | 8/19/15 | 9 miles north of Willamina | 140 acres | 10% contained | 226 personnel | Under investigation | ODF Local IMT |
More Information: 503-934-8153 | http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com | www.facebook.com/oregondepartmentofforestry | www.twitter.com/ORDeptForestry |

ODF Central Oregon District - The Dalles Unit
Wamic Grade Fire | 8/20/15 | 7 miles northwest of Maupin | 95 acres | Mop-up | Human-caused | Local ODF Unit; USFS assisting |
More Information: 541-296-4626 | www.twitter.com/odf_cod |

ODF Central Oregon District - John Day Unit

Jerry's Draw Fire | 5 miles north of Prairie City | 248 acres | 0% contained | Initial Attack crews from Canyon Creek Complex responded | Under investigation |
More Information: Joint Information Center: 541-820-3643 or 541-820-3633 | www.twitter.com/odf_cod |

Canyon Creek Complex | 8/12/15 | one mile south of John Day and Canyon City | 61,631 acres | 13% contained | 939 personnel | Lightning | Great Basin IMT 1 (IC Lund) / Oregon State Fire Marshal Red Team (IC Walker) |
More Information: Joint Information Center: 541-820-3643 or 541-820-3633 | http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4495/ | www.facebook.com/CanyonCreekFireOregon | www.twitter.com/canyoncreekfire | #canyoncreekcomplex |

ODF Northeast Oregon District - Wallowa Unit
Grizzly Bear Fire | 8/13/15 | 20 miles SE of Dayton WA - Wenaha-Tucannon Wildernes, south and east | 60,300 acres | 0% contained | 106 personnel | Lightning | WA IMT 4 (IC Gales) / OSFM Green Team (IC Kunze)
More Information: 541-612-0059 | http://inciweb.nwcg.giv/incident/4511 | http://bluemountainfireinfo.blogspot.com/

ODF Northeast Oregon District - Baker Sub-Unit

Eldorado Fire | 8/14/15 | 5 miles southeast of Unity | 20,611 acres |50% contained |492 personnel | Under investigation |ODF IMT 3 (IC Smith) |
More information: Baker County, Oregon Joint Information Center (JIC): 541-523-2905 | http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4502/ | www.facebook.com/ElDoradoFire2015 | eldoradofire2015@gmail.com |#EldoradoFire |

Cornet-Windy Ridge Complex | 8/10/15 | 10 miles east of Unity | 103,887 acres | 75% contained | 482 personnel | Lightning | Southwest IMT (IC Ruggiero)
More Information: Baker County, Oregon Joint Information Center: 541-523-2905 | http://inciweb/nwcg.gov/incident/4478/ | www.facebook.com/CornetFire | bakerjointinfo@gmail.com |

Eagle Complex | 8/10/15 | 16 miles northeast of Baker City | 5,525 acres |0% contained | 208 personnel | Lightning | Rocky Mountain Black IMT (IC Greer).
More information: Baker City Joint Information Center (JIC): (541) 523-2905 | http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4481/ | www.facebook.com/pages/Rocky-Mountain-Area-Incident-Management-Team-Black/341078999367545 | bakerjointinfo@gmail.com |

Douglas Forest Protective Association (DFPA)

Stouts Fire |7/30/15 | 11 miles east of Canyonville near Milo | 26,188 acres | 80% contained | 764 personnel | Human | ODF IMT 2 (IC Cline) / U.S. Forest Service (IC Mike Wilde) |
More information: Phone: 541-825-3724 | http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4426/ | www.facebook.com/StoutsFire www://twitter.com/StoutsFire | #StoutsFire |

Cable Crossing Fire | 7/28/15 | 6 miles east of Glide | 1,857 acres | 90% contained | 50 personnel | Under investigation | DFPA
More information: Phone: 541-817-7186 | http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4424/ | www.facebook.com/DouglasForestProtectiveAssociation ||www.twitter.com/DouglasFPA

OTHER FIRE INFORMATION
For information on wildfires on all jurisdictions in Oregon, view:
the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center website, or
the national Incident Information System site.

Online and social media resources:
department's web site
department's blog for news on wildfires statewide and provides current fire statistics.
Southwest Oregon District blog with district specific wildfire info, and follow the Twitter feed covering fires as they occur.
Douglas Forest Protective Association website, Facebook Page and Twitter feed.
Blue Mountain Interagency Wildfire blog for news on wildfires in the Blue Mountains (northeast Oregon)
ODF Forest Grove District's Fire blog with district-specific wildfire information
ODF Central Oregon District's Twitter feed
Keep Oregon Green website, Facebook page and Twitter feed

OTHER INFORMATION
ODOT Tripcheck
Evacuation - Ready, Set, Go!
Wildfire Smoke

FIRE STATISTICS
Fire statistics can be accessed from the ODF Wildfire Blog and the ODF website. When personnel are heavily engaged in firefighting activities, the latest information may not always appear in the statistics.

ABOUT THIS UPDATE
This update provides information primarily about fires on Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands involving fires 10 acres or larger. ODF provides fire protection primarily on private and state-owned forestland, and Bureau of Land Management forestlands west of the Cascades, and also works closely with partner firefighting agencies.
Evacuation Update on Canyon Creek Complex and Jerry's Draw Fire
Oregon State Fire Marshal - 08/21/15
Friday, August 21, 2015, 2 p.m. update


Level 3 Evacuations: Jerry's Draw Fire
New: For Jerry's Draw Fire, residences on Ricco Ranch Road, Standard Creek, Dean Creek Road and Dixie Creek from the end of the pavement north past the fire boundary.

Level 3 Evacuations: Canyon Creek Complex
The area west of County Road 62, south of the forest boundary (MP 12) and north of Forest Road 16 to the junction of FR 15/16 is in a level 3 evacuation. CR 62 and the 16 are open for through travel, at this time.
Forest Closures remain in effect. Current Forest Orders are available at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/malheur/home/?cid=stelprd3845529.

Level 2 Evacuations: Jerry's Draw Fire
Dixie View

Decreased to Level 2: Canyon Creek Complex
South on Dog Creek Road to Little Dog Creek
Upper end of Pine Creek Road from Berry Ranch Lane
From J - L south to the end of County Road 65.

Level 1 Evacuations: Canyon Creek Complex
Adams Road and Adams Drive Marysville
Eagle Peak Gardner Ranch
Pineview Buckhorn
Edgewood Little Pine
Rebel Hill Lower Pine Creek from Berry Ranch Lane

Lifted Evacuations: Canyon Creek Complex
Canyon Creek along Hwy. 395, from the fire perimeter north at Canyon City to the J-L Ranch
Izee-Paulina Road from Hwy 395
Seneca
Nan's Rock Road, Laycock Creek Road, Luce Creek, West Bench Road
Roads Reopened:
Marysville from Hwy. 395 to Dog Creek and the junction of Hwy. 26

Road Closures:
Hwy. 395 remains closed
Homeowners on the lower Little Canyon Mountain Trail area can also access their homes.
The 15 road remains closed.
South from Dog Creek to Little Dog Creek is closed

Evacuation level definitions:
LEVEL 1: A Level 1 Evacuation means "BE READY" for potential evacuation.

LEVEL 2: A Level 2 Evacuation means "BE SET" to evacuate.

LEVEL 3: A Level 3 Evacuation means "GO" Evacuate now, leave immediately.


Email Address: canyoncreekcomplex@gmail.com
Inciweb: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4495/
Lake Billy Chinook Saturation Patrol Yields BUII, Other Offenses (Photo)
Oregon Marine Board - 08/21/15
Boater drinking while operating a boat with a youth not wearing a life jacket.
Boater drinking while operating a boat with a youth not wearing a life jacket.
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Staff from the Marine Board and marine patrols from Jackson, Jefferson, Klamath, Marion, Lane and Multnomah County combined their on-water patrol efforts on Lake Billy Chinook during the weekend of August 7-8, which resulted in improved safety and "education through enforcement."

Lake Billy Chinook is a popular destination for Oregon natives and out-of-state boaters as well. The nearly-guaranteed perfect weather and boating conditions attract boaters, and with the added bonus of having a plethora of open operating space, many boaters forget the basic rules and responsibilities when operating with other recreationists.

The coordinated effort sought compliance for safety equipment, safe operation, and sober boating. The efforts paid off, and for many, the lesson was costly.
During the weekend, the following citations were issued:

Boating under the influence of intoxicants (BUII) - potential A misdemeanor violation
Unsafe operation (excessive speed, coming too close to other craft or floating objects)
Not having proper equipment for the length/type of boat (life jackets, sound producing devices, fire extinguishers
Non-compliance with personal watercraft operating rules (speed and proximity)
Lack of proper nighttime navigation lighting. Many boaters were at anchor with no lighting, and towing skiers/tubers after dusk.
Riding on bows, decks or gunwhales
Not having skier down flags or other waterskiing, surfboarding or similar activity's safety rules
Not having a boater education card or aquatic invasive species permit
Improper display of numbers or not carrying a certificate of number (similar to a car registration).

Complying with existing laws is for everyone's safety. Anyone operating a motorboat over 10 horse power is required to take a boating safety course and carry their boater education card when operating their boat. When renting, customers are required to complete a dockside safety checklist and all of the same operating rules apply. Rental facilities need to ensure that all customers understand what to do to be safe by going through the checklist carefully.

At the end of the weekend, 52 citations were issued, with the majority involving unsafe operation and improper lighting. It's important that all boaters play by the rules, for safety's sake. Fortunately, there were no reported accidents during this targeted operation.

To learn about boating regulations, visit http://www.oregon.gov/OSMB/BoatLaws/Pages/Regulations.aspx.

The Marine Board's website also contains a flip book called, "Experience Oregon Boating -Safety, Regulations and How-To's for Fun Boating," explaining each regulation and why it's important. The flip-book is also mobile friendly to easily access information at your fingertips. Other requirements, such as the boater education card and aquatic invasive species, both aim to educate boaters about safe boating behavior, which begins the minute a boat hits a parking lot in the boating facility to the time it leaves.

To view a list of fines for particular offenses, visit http://www.oregon.gov/OSMB/BoatLaws/docs/BailSchedule.pdf.
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Attached Media Files: Boater drinking while operating a boat with a youth not wearing a life jacket.
Deschutes County Deputy District Attorney Receives Wildlife Prosecutor of the Year Award (Photo)
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 08/21/15
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On August 20, 2015, Deschutes County Deputy District Attorney Andrew "Drew" Moore was honored with the "2014 Wildlife Prosecutor of the Year Award" at the Oregon District Attorneys Association summer conference held in Bend. The award was presented by members of the Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish and Wildlife Division and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) representative Chip Dale, who is the Klamath and Malheur Watershed Manager.

The award recognized Deputy District Attorney Moore for his support, hard work, dedication, efforts in enforcing fish and wildlife laws and commitment to the preservation of Oregon's natural resources through prosecution of those who violate the fish and wildlife laws.

The Central Oregon OSP Fish & Wildlife Team nominated Mr. Moore for this year's award, for distinguishing himself time and again in prosecuting violators of Oregon's fish and wildlife and natural resource laws in the Central Oregon area.

The Central Oregon OSP Fish & Wildlife Team said that "Drew Moore has proven himself and we consider him a valuable part of our team. Drew is always available to the team day or night; whether it's a phone call to answer questions, give guidance or to meet personally to review cases. He takes a vested interest in the effort the team makes in investigating wildlife cases and works diligently to achieve positive case resolutions, supporting our efforts."

The Oregon Sportsmen's Coalition, which consists of volunteer outdoor enthusiast organizations opposed to the unlawful and unethical taking of wildlife (to include the Oregon Hunters Association), sponsored the award with the OSP Fish and Wildlife Division and the ODFW. This is the eighth annual presentation of the Wildlife Prosecutor of the Year Award.

Photo Attached (pictured left to right:Senior Trooper Scott Vaughn, ODFW Chip Dale, Senior Trooper Travis Ring, DDA Drew Moore, Lieutenant Carl Rhodes, Sergeant Lowell Lea).


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Public Use Restrictions in the forest continue
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/21/15
Northwest Oregon continues to see high fire danger and has put several restrictions in place to ban campfires, limit OHV riders to forest roads, and require forest visitors to have a shovel and 1 gallon of water or a 2-?1/2 lb. extinguisher.

The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) continues to get reports of the use of exploding targets in the forest. The public is reminded that exploding targets, tracer rounds and sky lanterns are all prohibited under current regulations.

ODF requests that recreational target shooters voluntarily stop by 1 p.m. each day, and check all backstops and shooting areas for any smoke or possible fire starts. Target shooters are encouraged to stay on site for at least an hour afterward to ensure that no fires have started from their activities.

Your cooperation and efforts are greatly appreciated during this period of high fire danger.
Newberg Fire Department bans open flames
Newberg-Dundee Police Dept. - 08/21/15
The Newberg Fire Department announced today that it is banning all open-flame recreational fires, including backyard fire pits, patio fire pits, propane campfire pits and charcoal barbecues.

The ban does not include propane barbecue grills.

The ban is in response to high fire danger throughout the county. Numerous fires have been reported over the past few days, although most have been quickly controlled. However, a fire north of Willamina has spread to an estimated 120 acres, and continues to burn.

The National Weather Service has issued a fire weather watch for Saturday afternoon and evening, due to dry conditions, high temperatures, gusty winds and low humidity.

For any questions please contact Division Chief Frank Douglas at 503-680-7740.
Laurence Lake Sesrch and Rescue
Hood River Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/21/15
HOOD RIVER, ORE - The Hood River County Sheriff's Office is currently conducting a search and rescue mission for a missing hiker in the Mt Hood National Forest near Laurence Lake. On August 20, 2015 at about 4:00pm the wife of 75 year old David Bullock called and said that her husband was missing. The couple hiked a trail from Laurence Lake and at about noon Mr. Bullock separated from his wife to go on a short search of an area off the trail. Mr. Bullock left all of his gear with his wife and took the family's three dogs with him. He did not return in a timely manner and his cell phone can not be reached. Mr. Bullock is dressed in a tee shirt and shorts. He is described by his wife as an experienced hiker and in good shape. The couple is from The Dalles, Oregon.

The Sheriff's Office immediately put up an aircraft to begin an air search and a ground search crew from the Hood River Reach and Treat Team searched until dark. Efforts to locate Mr. Bullock were unsuccessful. Today, August 21st, searchers from the Crag Rats and Pacific Northwest SAR are on site. Additionally, Mt Wave communications has been contacted to assist. The military has provided a Blackhawk helicopter equipped with FLIR and crew to search by air. If necessary, other organizations are lined up to staff late afternoon and evening today and all day tomorrow.
Oregon City Police Participating in Safety Belt Blitz
Oregon City Police Dept. - 08/21/15
Oregon City, Oregon (August 21, 2015, 2:00 pm): The Oregon City Police Department along with several Oregon sheriff's offices, local police departments and OSP are participating in the OREGON SAFETY BELT OVERTIME CAMPAIGN BLITZ. The Blitz starts August 24, 2015 and continues through September 6, 2015. The Oregon City Police Department wants to remind you to "BUCKLE UP" before operating your vehicle.


The following information is provided by O.D.O.T. and the US Department of Transportation.

OSP, sheriffs and local police will be working to increase proper safety belt and child car seat use during a statewide traffic enforcement "blitz" from August 24 through September 6. Officers will also be on the alert for persons exceeding the posted speed limit or violating the "hands-free" cellphone law. This enhanced enforcement is paid from dedicated funding through USDOT's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Statewide observation surveys in 2015 found 98% percent of Oregon travelers use safety belts or child car seats. Not surprisingly, belt use was lower among persons killed in crashes --- 75% among all crash fatalities and only 50% among persons killed in night time crashes, according to ODOT reports.

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages one through twelve years old. Child car seats increase crash survival by 71 percent for infants under 1 year old and by up to 59 percent for toddlers aged 1 to 4. Booster seats reduce the chance of nonfatal injury among four to eight year olds by 45 percent compared to safety belts used alone.

Safety belts reduce the chance of fatal injury to adults by 45 to 65 percent.

Properly using safety belts and child restraints holds a person safely in place and inside the car to prevent injury from occurring during sudden stops, swerves or a crash. Without a safety belt or child car seat, occupants can be thrown against each other, the interior of the car or completely out of the vehicle which greatly increases chances of serious injury.

Oregon law requires children less than forty pounds be restrained in a child seat. Children under one year or weighing less than twenty pounds must be restrained in a rear-facing child seat. A child over forty pounds must be restrained in either a child seat or a booster seat appropriate for their size until they reach age eight or 4' 9" tall AND the adult belt system fits them correctly.

For help with child seats, refer to the seat manufacturer's instructions, vehicle owner's manual, or your local child seat fitting station. A list of fitting stations can be found at: http://www.nhtsa.gov/apps/cps/index.htm or at http://oregonimpact.org/car-seat-resources/
River Road S Closure Begins August 31
City of Salem - 08/21/15
River Road S will be closed from Owens Street S to Minto Island Road beginning August 31 to allow improvements to the slope along a section of River Road S. The closure may last up to three weeks.

This section of River Road S has a history of rock slides, the most recent on December 16, 2014. The work involves removing trees and brush from the top of the slope, removing unstable and loose rock, and repairing the rock fall screening along the slope. The work is being completed to reduce the likelihood of additional large rock slides in the near future and to better maintain the site.

Vehicular traffic will be detoured along a route that follows Commercial Street SE, Liberty Street S, Madrona Avenue SE, and Croisan Creek Road S. See attached map.

Pedestrian and bicyclists who need a way around the road closure to Minto Brown Park may take an alternate route across the railroad and along the Willamette slough. People taking this route need to be cautious in crossing the railroad tracks and need to be advised the alternate route consists of a gravel road to the park. See attached map.

If you have questions regarding this construction, please contact Ken Roley at 503-588-6211 or KRoley@cityofsalem.net.


Attached Media Files: 2015-08/1081/87190/PROJECT_LOCATION_MAP_VEHICLE.pdf , 2015-08/1081/87190/PROJECT_LOCATION_MAP_BIKE-PED.pdf
Lake Oswego Experiences Wildland Fire (Photo)
Lake Oswego Fire Dept. - 08/21/15
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In the early morning hours (2:35 a.m.) of Friday, August 21, Lake Oswego Fire responded to a reported brush fire on the hillside adjacent to Waluga Park.
On arrival, fire crews found a large slow moving brush fire that was extending up a steep incline and threating to spread into a dense grove of trees and then into adjacent neighborhoods. Fire crews hand stretched several hundred feet of fire hose up the hillside in an attempt to stop the forward progress of the fire.

The fire was deemed to be contained at 3:17 a.m. but fire crews remained on scene all morning putting out "hot spots" and trying to determine what caused the fire.

Firefighters from all four of the City's fire stations were involved in extinguishing the fire, along with one Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue crew. Fire crews from both the City of Portland and Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue were moved into our vacant Lake Oswego fire stations while our crews were working to extinguish the fire.

CodeRED - the City's emergency notification system - was used to notify the adjacent neighborhoods of the fire danger.

There were no injuries to firefighters or the public. While the fire is still under investigation, we cannot rule out the possibility that the fire was caused by the improper use and/or disposal of smoking materials or miss use of hand held open flame devices.

If you have any information pertaining to this fire, you are encouraged to call the Lake Oswego Fire Department at 503-635-0275.


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CORRECTION - UPDATE - Shooting Investigation Underway in North Portland's Piedmont Neighborhood - One Person Injured in Related Traffic Crash (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/21/15
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The suspect description listed in an earlier release was incorrect and was associated to a different case. The only suspect information in this case is an African American male in a white car.

The Bureau regrets the error.

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The victim in last night's shooting has been identified as 21-year-old Jaelan Sarray Reid. Reid has serious but not life-threatening injuries that are a result of the traffic crash that occurred after the shooting.

The other two people in the car, 18-year-old Devario Preston (driver), and a 15-year-old male were not injured in the shooting or crash.

Investigators learned that the Preston was driving southbound on North Vancouver Avenue when someone in the car in front of them pointed a gun and fired several rounds at them, which caused Preston to swerve and crash into a power pole.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Detective Bryan Declercque at 503-823-2056, bryan.declercque@portlandoregon.gov.

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On Thursday August 20,2015, at 8:07 P.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers responded to the report of a traffic crash and shooting at North Vancouver Avenue and Holman Street.

Officer and medical personnel arrived and located the male adult victim suffering from several injuries. The victim was transported to a Portland hospital and is expected to survive.

Preliminary information indicates that the victim was a passenger in a vehicle being driven in the area when an occupant of a car in front of him fired multiple shots at him, causing the driver to swerve and crash into a pole. The driver and two passengers in the vehicle fled the scene but returned a short time later.

The victim's injuries appear to be related to the crash rather than gunshot wounds.

The only suspect information is that the shooter was in a white vehicle that left the area.

Anyone who witnessed the shooting should call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

The Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

Anyone with information about gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or email information to gangs@portlandoregon.gov.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects.

Tips on gun crimes can be emailed to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov.

If you see a gun crime in progress, call 9-1-1.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

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Oregon Guard Soldiers scheduled to train for firefighting support following state activation by Governor Brown
Oregon Military Department - 08/21/15
SALEM, Oregon--Following the activation of the Oregon National Guard by Oregon Governor Kate Brown to help fight fires, 125 Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers are scheduled to begin firefighting training at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST), in Salem, Oregon.

The Soldiers are scheduled to assist with cleanup operations near Canyonville, Oregon, which will free up firefighters for rest and recuperation, and to continue battling larger fires throughout the state. Ultimately, local fire managers and incident commanders will determine the best utilization of Oregon's Citizen-Soldiers.

The Soldiers are scheduled to report to DPSST sometime Friday evening, and will begin their training on Saturday, Aug. 22. Following fire training, they are scheduled to deploy to the Stouts Creek Fire Base on Wednesday, Aug. 26.

Members of the media are invited to view their field training during a media tour on Tuesday, Aug. 25 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the DPSST, the Oregon Public Safety Academy, located at 4190 Aumsville Highway, Salem, Oregon 97317.

The Soldiers come from units across the state, including; 224 Engineering Company, 1-186 Infantry Battalion, 1-82 Cavalry, 141 Brigade Support Battalion and 1249 Engineer Company. They join Soldiers from Charlie 7-158 Aviation, and Army and Air National Guard Joint Staff who have been participating in the effort since Aug. 3.

The Oregon National Guard is comprised of more than 8,000 Citizen-Soldiers and Citizen-Airmen.
News Release: Corps begins accepting some permit applications electronically
US Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District - 08/21/15
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Portland District

Contact:
Michelle Helms
503-808-4517
Michelle.R.Helms@usace.army.mil

Release no: 15-033

For immediate release
Aug. 21, 2015

Corps begins accepting some permit applications electronically

PORTLAND, Ore. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is expanding efforts to transition to paperless permitting.

The Portland District Regulatory office is accepting electronic permit applications for several Oregon counties and some Washington ports. The list of counties and ports where electronic applications are available is at http://www.nwp.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/Projects.aspx.

The Corps will continue to accept hard copies of applications from applicants who do not have the ability to submit an electronic version.

Joint permit applications, wetland delineations, permit modification requests, monitoring reports, jurisdictional determination requests, and other requests should be emailed to PortlandPermits@usace.army.mil.

Applicants will receive an electronic notification with the project number and contact information for the project manager assigned to the review. Correspondence, including the final permits, will be provided electronically unless permittees request a hard copy of these documents.

The Corps evaluates permit applications for construction activities that occur in the Nation's waters, including wetlands. The Portland District administers one of the largest regulatory permitting programs within the Corps of Engineers, providing for the protection of waters of the United States, including federally delineated wetlands and navigable waters. Portland District has regulatory jurisdiction for the state of Oregon.

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Beaverton's Human Rights Advisory Commission Will Host Speaker on Economic Justice
City of Beaverton - 08/21/15
BEAVERTON, Ore. - The City of Beaverton's Human Rights Advisory Commission (HRAC) will host speaker Brad Avakian on Wednesday, Sept. 2, at 6:30 p.m. at the Beaverton City Library, 12375 SW Fifth St. Brad Avakian, commissioner of the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, will discuss the Bureau's core mission which is to protect employment rights of workers through equal and nondiscriminatory treatment, encourage and enforce compliance with state wages, hour laws, and terms and conditions of employment. Commissioner Avakian will also discuss ensuring access to housing and public accommodations free from discrimination.


"Equipping workers with the knowledge to understand what their rights are as an employee is fundamental to the protection of workers' rights," said Sheri Struk, HRAC vice-chair. "It's also equally important for businesses to understand the laws and to comply with them. This is a great opportunity for workers and business owners to learn more."


HRAC seeks to ensure that residents and visitors to Beaverton are treated with respect and given the opportunity to thrive in a safe and welcoming environment. The commission strives to educate individuals about the various populations that make up the city's diverse community. This is accomplished through many activities, including quarterly cultural conversations, during which residents or individuals who work in Beaverton can share their experiences based on their identification in certain racial, religious, or other groups. HRAC meets on the first Wednesday of each month.


To learn more, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/hrac, or contact Bob Crocker at 503-350-4024 or rcrocker@BeavertonOregon.gov.


ABOUT BEAVERTON
Beaverton is a welcoming and responsible city that enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. In 2015, Beaverton was recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest (according to CQ Press with cities more than 75,000). Recently, the city's award-winning finance department received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award as well as the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was named one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine and recognized as one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine. The city was named one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com and one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine. The city also received the Recycler of the Year award from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, received a Silver Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists, and recognized as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities. Lastly, the city's nationally acclaimed visioning program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter and also received the prestigious 3CMA Award of Excellence.


For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov. Also follow Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton, or Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.


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Four Arrested during Drug Search Warrant in Lebanon (Photo)
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 08/21/15
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Linn County Undersheriff Jim Yon reports his detectives served a narcotic related search warrant at 855 W. Oak street in Lebanon. James Willard Pedigo, 72 years old of Lebanon, Julia Anne Payne, 36 years old of Lebanon, and Christopher Allen Hutson, 29 years old of Albany were located at the residence.

A search of the residence uncovered 3 ounces of methamphetamine, $367, digital scales and multiple prescription tablets. Detectives recovered a stolen .380 Hi Point semi-automatic pistol from a June 2015 case investigated by the Lebanon Police Department.

Pedigo was arrested for Delivery of a Control Substance-Methamphetamine within a 1000' of a school, Possession of Methamphetamine, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Theft by Receiving, Delivery of a Controlled Substance schedule II, PCS schedule II, and DCS-Hydrocodone within a 1000' of a school. The residence is within 1000' of Green Acres School.

Christopher Hutson was arrested on a Parole and Probation warrant.

Julia Anne Payne was arrested for Frequenting a Place where Controlled Substances are Used and Possession of Methamphetamine.

Jennifer Ojeda Garcia, 26 years old of Albany, was arrested for two Albany Municipal Warrants. Garcia came to the residence during the investigation.

Pedigo, Hutson, Garcia and Payne were lodged at the Linn County Jail.

The investigation is continuing. The Linn County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Lebanon Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).


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Eldorado Fire Daily Update - Friday, August 21, 2015
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/21/15
OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY
INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM 3
LINK SMITH, INCIDENT COMMANDER


Baker County Joint Information Center: (541) 523-2905

ELDORADO FIRE DAILY UPDATE
August 21, 2015 -

NOTE: Updates are now occurring once daily before 10:00 a.m. unless significant changes or events take place during an operation period.

Unity, Ore. -

Current Fire Information
Firefighters continue to prepare for the looming weather event that is expected to bring up to 30 mile per hour northwest wind gusts to the Eldorado fire as early as 9:00 a.m. today. The incident meteorologist and fire behavior analyst cautioned firefighters to "keep their guard up", with a red flag warning issued until late this evening. Efforts on the fire line will continue to focus on strengthening containment lines and extinguishing hot spots that could allow the fire to escape. The Day Operations Chief asked resources to be nimble. If any section of the line gets challenged he vowed to "bring a gun to a knife fight" by shifting resources in response to catch the fire. Two Type Two helicopters, capable of dumping 360 gallon bucket drops, are available in support and two additional ships can be requested. The fire remains at 20,611 acres and is 50 percent contained.

As of 2030 on 8/20/2015 there were 492 personnel assigned to the Eldorado Fire. Resources on the fireline include 15 crews, 15 dozers, 27 engines, 7 water-tenders and 4 helicopters.

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Stouts Creek Fire Update
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/21/15
Stouts Creek Fire
Daily Update August 21, 2015
http://tinyurl.com/StoutsFire8-21-Update


After three weeks of hard dangerous work, crews now have the Stouts Creek Fire fully encircled with a blackline--when the fire's edge has burnt to a road or other fireline and is secure. Last night, fire crews completed burn out operations on the last piece of the 51-mile fire perimeter. Reaching this milestone has been the fire crews' focus for the past week.

"I feel really good about where we are at," said John Pellisier Operations Section Chief. "I was able to sleep easy last night knowing that we have this thing cinched up."

While mood at morning briefing was upbeat, fire managers reminded crews to be vigilant and stay focused on the work ahead. "Yes, we have a blackline around this fire. That's great. And we still have lots of work to do," said Incident Commander Chris Cline. "We need to stay focused and make sure our lines hold as the weather heats back up in coming days."

The day shift will focus on burning interior patches of unburnt fuels near the southern tip of the fire. These operations will produce smoke for at least a couple more days. Once the burnout is secured, the evacuation level on Upper Cow Creek Road will be reduced. Until then, the evacuation levels remain unchanged.

A Level 2 Evacuation notice (Get Set) remains in place for residents on Upper Cow Creek Road east of Devils Flat to the end of the road. This precautionary measure is because of high temperatures and low humidities that might cause increased fire behavior. The Stouts Creek Fire has blackened 26,188 acres and is 80% contained and still has the potential for rapid growth. A contingency plan to protect structures on Upper Cow Creek is in place and will be activated if needed. Evacuation levels for all other areas remain at Level 1 (Get Ready).

The Stouts Creek Fire has been managed under unified command by Oregon Department of Forestry Team 2 Incident Commander Chris Cline and Forest Service Incident Commander Mike Wilde, since August 13.

There are 764 personnel assigned to the fire with 11 crews, 19 engines, 25 water tenders, 13 bulldozers and six helicopters. To date, the Stout Creek Fire has cost $33.3 million. The Incident Management Team is protecting lands that are about 46% on state protected lands, which include BLM and private lands and 54% on the Umpqua National Forest.

Hand painted signs of gratitude along Upper Cow Creek Rd.
?--? 26,188 acres
?--? 80% contained
?--? 158 residences threatened
?--? Personnel: 764
?--? Helos: 6
?--? Handcrews: 11
?--? Engines: 19
?--? Dozers: 13
?--? Water Tenders: 25
?--? Evacuations: Level 2 (Get Set) for the area of Upper Cow Creek Road east from Devil's Flat to the end of the road. All other areas remain in Level 1.

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FIRE INFORMATION
Phone: 541-825-3724
Cell: 206-402-7175
stoutsfire@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/stoutsfire
https://www.flickr.com/photos/stoutsfirephotos/
@stoutsfire #stoutsfire
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4426/


#StoutsFire





Our mailing address is:

Oregon Dept. of Forestry
11286 Tiller Trail Highway
Days Creek, OR 97429


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Willamina Creek Update
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/21/15
Willamina Creek Fire Update

Oregon Department of Forestry Team
West Oregon District - Dallas Unit

Fire Information number: (503) 934-8153


August 21, 2015
9:00 am

Special Message:
Expected weather for Saturday shows a return to hot and dry conditions, extending critical fire danger. The Oregon Department of Forestry urges all Oregonians to exercise extreme caution. Before you head out to play in the wildlands, check out fire restrictions. Bring the required fire tools (a shovel plus one gallon of water or a 2 ?1/2 pound fire extinguisher) with you and refrain from engaging in any activity which could create a new fire start. Nationwide, fire resources are stretched thin; preventing one more fire will help.

Current Situation:
An increase in onshore winds late yesterday afternoon pushed the fire towards the southeast, outside of the containment line that had been constructed. Overnight, crews worked to reestablish and strengthen containment lines around that portion of the fire. Winds calmed, temperatures dropped and humidity increased overnight, which helped crews in their efforts. Today's goal is to have line built around the entire fire and mop-up well under way by the end of the day. Fire managers want to have strong containment lines complete before the weather change, which is expected on Saturday.

The Willamina Creek fire started at approximately 5:00 pm on August 19 on land protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry. The fire is currently estimated to be about 140 acres and is burning in heavy fuels on BLM and private timberland. The requested infrared flight from last night was not available, so acreage totals are still estimates at this time.

Weather and Fire Behavior:
Forecasted weather for today is similar to yesterday - onshore breezes with cooler temperatures and higher humidity. Temperatures today are predicted to be between 69 and 72 degrees with humidity between 50 and 55%. Looking out to Saturday, hot and dry conditions with northeast winds will return.

Fire Statistics
Location: approx. 9 miles north of Willamina, OR Percent contained: 10%
Size: 140 acres (estimated) Cause: under investigation
Start Date: 8/19/15

Wildland resources assigned to the fire include (day and night shifts): 12 hand crews, 11 engines, 4 dozers, 12 water tenders, and overhead personnel.

Air resources: 1 Type 2 helicopter

Total personnel: 226

Evacuations and closures:
Four cabins along East Creek Road remain under a Level 3 evacuation. Willamina Creek Road and East Creek Road are closed north of the junction with Coast Creek Road.

Places to get information:
ODF Fire Blog - wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/
Facebook - www.facebook.com/oregondepartmentofforestry
Twitter - twitter.com/ORDeptForestry

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UPDATE: Shooting Investigation Underway in St. Johns Neighborhood - One Person Injured (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/21/15
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The victim injured in Wednesday night's shooting has been identified as 27-year-old Alexander Ray English. English's injuries were not life-threatening.

At the time of the shooting, English was driving his car with his wife and three small children.

The only suspect information is that the shooter was a male wearing a gray or white tank top and may have been accompanied by another person as they ran South on North Charleston Avenue after the shooting.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Detective Bryan Declercque at 503-823-2056, bryan.declercque@portlandoregon.gov.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Wednesday August 19, 2015, at 9:59 p.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers responded to the report of a shooting in North Portland's St. Johns Neighborhood.

The victim, a male adult, was driving his car and stopped for police and medical personnel at North Willis Boulevard and Wabash Avenue. The victim was hit at least once and officers applied a tourniquet to stop the bleeding until medical personnel arrived and transported him to a Portland hospital. He is expected to survive his injuries.

Officers spoke to the victim as well as a female passenger and learned that the shooting occurred at North Charleston Avenue and North Swenson Street (approximately 3 miles away). Officers responded to that location and found evidence of gunfire.

There is no available suspect description, only that the shooter was on foot.

Anyone who witnessed the shooting or who has information is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

The Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

Anyone with information about gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or email information to gangs@portlandoregon.gov.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects.

Tips on gun crimes can be emailed to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov.

If you see a gun crime in progress, call 9-1-1.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

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UPDATE: Major Crash Team Investigating a Fatal Crash on Northeast Prescott Street at 49th Avenue - Road Closed
Portland Police Bureau - 08/21/15
The driver killed in Wednesday morning's crash on Northeast Prescott Street has been identified as 45-year-old Byron Dewayne Watterson.

Investigators have learned that Watterson was driving a 2000 Chrysler Concorde at a high rate of speed westbound on Prescott Street before striking the garbage truck as it backed out of an apartment parking lot on the North side of the street.

The garbage truck driver, 55-year-old Richard Godfrey, was not injured in the crash.

No citations have been issued and the case remains under investigation.

Anyone with information about the crash should contact Officer Erik Koppang at 503-823-2216, erik.koppang@portlandoregon.gov.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

This morning, Wednesday August 19, 2015, at 3:31 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a traffic crash involving a passenger vehicle and a Waste Management truck.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the driver of the passenger vehicle lodged inside the car with apparent traumatic injuries. Medical personnel determined that the driver was deceased. The driver is a male in his 40s.

The driver of the Waste Management truck was not injured.

Investigators have not yet determined what driving behaviors led up to the crash.

Northeast Prescott Street will be closed for several hours as officers from the Traffic Division's Major Crash Team conduct an investigation.

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work towards reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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22-Year-Old Man Arrested for Trying to Meet a 10-Year-Old Girl for Sex (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/21/15
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On Thursday August 20, 2014, Family Services Division detectives arrested 22-year-old Michael Bowen after he attempted to meet a 10-year-old girl for sex.

The investigation started at 2:58 a.m. on Thursday when East Precinct officers responded to a residence in Southeast Portland's Lents Neighborhood on the report that a family acquaintance was texting a 10-year-old girl nude photos of himself. The text conversation continued and Bowen planned to meet the child at noon for sex.

Detectives worked with East Precinct officers to establish surveillance and when the suspect arrived at the arranged location on the Springwater Corridor at Southeast 82nd Avenue, he was taken into custody without incident.

During the investigation, detectives learned of two other juvenile female victims, both of whom have been identified.

Bowen was booked into the Multnomah County Jail and charged with Online Sexual Corruption in the First Degree, Luring a Minor, Attempted Sex Abuse in the First Degree, Attempted Rape in the First Degree, and Attempted Sodomy in the First Degree.

Anyone with information about these incidents or any other incidents should contact Detective Stephen Gandy by email, stephen.gandy@portlandoregon.gov.

Families wanting to learn more information on how to prevent child sexual exploitation are encouraged to visit the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, http://www.missingkids.org

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Canyon Creek Complex Update 21 August 2015 9 a.m.
Oregon State Fire Marshal - 08/21/15
Updated Fire Information phone numbers: 541-820-3643, 541-820-3633
Joint Information Center Hotlines: 541-820-3643 or 541-820-3633

Type of Incident: Wildfire
Cause: Lightning
Date of Origin: August 12, 2015
Location: One mile south of the towns of John Day and Canyon City, Oregon.
Types of Fuel: Timber with brush/grass understory and areas of medium density logging slash.
Structures Threatened: 700+
Structures Damaged: 50+
Residences Destroyed: 36 (according to the Grant County Sheriff's Office)
Current Size: 61,631 acres
Percent Containment: 13%
Number of Personnel: 939
Types of resources: 5 Type 1 Crews, 21 Type 2 Crews, 4 Helicopter, 66 Engines, 19 Dozers, 7
Skidgines, 27 Water tenders

Weather: The Red Flag Warning Continues through today with winds 20-25 mph gusting to 35 mph.

Recent Activities:
Protected threatened homes on the fires southern edge.
Worked to limit spread to the SE where fire activity was highest.
Several aviation and initial attack resources responded to a new fire north of Prairie City at 4:45 pm yesterday. The ODF's designated initial attack units were utilized extensively to combat this fire.
The newest fire that started yesterday called "Jerry's Draw". It will be added into the Canyon Creek Complex.

Planned actions include:
Continue to work the fires southern flank to limit spread.
A Fire Information Officer will be available outside the store in Seneca from 12 pm-4 pm
Crews will closely monitor weather to determine the best distribution of firefighting resources during the Red Flag warning and expected high winds.
Continue to improve and extend fireline to increase total containment.
Work to quickly control the newest start and to protect the structures in that area.
Use air resources aggressively (as weather allows)

Evacuation Update on Canyon Creek Complex
(This does not include new fire north of Prairie City)

Level 3 Evacuations:
The area west of County Road 62, south of the forest boundary (MP 12) and north of Forest Road 16 to the junction of FR 15/16 is in a level 3 evacuation. The Strawberry Mountain Wilderness remains in a closure. CR 62 and the 16 are open for through travel, at this time.
South from Dog Creek to Little Dog Creek will stay closed and under a Level 3 evacuations
Upper end of Pine Creek from the road closure near the rock pit will remain under a Level 3 evacuation.
Canyon Creek, from the fire perimeter north at Canyon City, south to the 15/16 junction will remain under a Level 3 evacuation.

Level 2 Evacuations:
Adam Marysville
Eagle Peak Gardner Ranch
Pineview Buckhorn
Edgewood Little Pine
Rebel Hill Both sides of Izee Road from Hwy 395 to the Mike Moore Ranch
Lower Pine Creek from the rock pit to Highway 26
Nan's Rock Road, Laycock Creek Road, Luce Creek, West Bench (still level 2 but inadvertently left off list)

Road Closures:
Hwy. 395 remains closed
Marysville from Hwy. 395 to Dog Creek and the junction of Hwy. 26 is CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC. Only homeowners will be able to access that portion of the road. Homeowners on the lower Little Canyon Mountain Trail area can also access their homes.
The 15 road remains closed.

Evacuation level definitions:
LEVEL 1: A Level 1 Evacuation means "BE READY" for potential evacuation.
LEVEL 2: A Level 2 Evacuation means "BE SET" to evacuate.
LEVEL 3: A Level 3 Evacuation means "GO" Evacuate now, leave immediately.
Email Address: canyoncreekcomplex@gmail.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/canyoncreekfireoregon
Inciweb: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4495/
Twitter: @CanyonCreekFire #CanyonCreekComplex
Deputies Searching for Stabbing Suspect in 4000 Block Lancaster Drive NE ***Update 3*** (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/21/15
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Update 3

The victim in last night's stabbing has been identified as Larry Grant, age 31, of Salem. Mr. Grant has been taken to OHSU where he will undergo surgery to repair the stab wound to his arm. The suspect, Carlos Martin remains in the Marion County Jail where he is accused of Assault in the 2nd Degree. Mr. Martin will appear in court today at 3 p.m. The Sheriff's Office does not anticipate any further releases regarding this investigation.




Update 2

Mr. Martin has been arrested after being spotted by a tipster in the area of Rickey Street SE and Lancaster Drive SE in Salem. Mr. Martin was arrested without incident and will be taken to the Marion County Jail.

Deputies are still working to determine charges for Mr. Martin, in the meantime he will be held at the jail on his outstanding warrant for Robbery




Update

The victim in tonight's stabbing is a 31 year old male who is known to the suspect. The victim remains at Salem Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The Sheriff's Office K9 Team has ceased their search for the suspect however, Mr. Martin may still be in the area and residents are asked to call 911 immediately if they see him.



Deputies are actively searching for a suspect involved in a stabbing in the 4000 block of Lancaster Drive NE. Deputies are searching the area for Carlos Miguel Martin, age 20, a Hispanic male who is described as 5'06" and 130 pounds, he was last seen wearing a black shirt and black shorts.

If you see Mr. Martin in your area please do not contact him and call 911 immediately. Mr. Martin has a felony warrant for his arrest and should be considered armed and dangerous. The victim in tonight's stabbing has been taken to Salem Hospital with unknown injuries.


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**UPDATE** -LOCATED- Forest Grove Police Looking for Missing and Endangered Man (Photo)
Forest Grove Police - 08/21/15
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UPDATE Mr. Kitchen was located in a park in Hillsboro. UPDATE

Forest Grove Police are asking for help from the public in locating an endangered elderly man that walked away from a Forest Grove residence late last night and has not been heard from since. 72 y/o Frank Raymond Kitchen was last seen in the 3800 block of Pacific Avenue and is not familiar with the area having recently moved to Forest Grove with his family from California. Kitchen is legally blind and the family has recently been concerned with what might possibly be an early onset of dementia. Kitchen has used the bus approximately 4-5 times and could possibly be using public transportation. Kitchen was last seen wearing camo cargo type shorts and a buttoned up shirt. He is 5'10" and 130 lbs.

Anyone seeing this man is asked to call 503.629.0111.


Attached Media Files: Kitchen
Northwest Credit Union Foundation Mobilizes Relief Fund to Assist Wildfire Victims
Northwest Credit Union Assn. - 08/21/15
Tigard, Or., SeaTac, Wa. -- Many Northwest families have suffered significant loss as a result of the devastating wildfires sweeping across Oregon and Washington. In an effort to help the community, The Northwest Credit Union Foundation (NWCUF) is teaming with the National Credit Union Foundation and local Red Cross organizations to raise relief funds in support of the victims.

The NWCUF has seeded an emergency fund and call for donations to assist victims of the Chelan Wildfire burning in Central Washington, and the Canyon Creek Complex Fire that has destroyed more than 48,000 acres near John Day, Oregon. Donors will have the option of directing their donation to those specific areas if they choose; in addition, there is a general fund established to support all wildfire victims in Oregon and Washington.

"The fires burning in Oregon and Washington have affected thousands of lives. Countless families have lost their homes," said Northwest Credit Union Foundation Executive Director Denise Gabel. "Whether the victims are credit union members or not, we feel it's our duty to help these families rebuild. By pulling together we can truly make a difference for those hurting in our community."

The National Credit Union Foundation typically manages disaster relief fundraising for the credit union system, and in this case, is working with the Northwest Credit Union Foundation to assist in fundraising.

"We encourage the credit union community to donate, to help people affected by these devastating wildfires," said Christopher Morris, Director of Communications at the National Credit Union Foundation. "There is a critical need for funds in the area and contributing to help our brothers and sisters through this difficult time is a great example of the credit union movement's 'people helping people' philosophy."

A web page to receive donations has been established. Those who wish to donate are asked to visit http://nwcuf.org/oregon-washington-wildfire-relief/.



The Northwest Credit Union Foundation (NWCUF) is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to identifying and nurturing partnerships that bring together Northwest credit unions, community organizations and nonprofits to improve and grow the regional economy. We provide credit unions and community partners with support that promotes asset-building, economic empowerment and cooperative development. Learn more at http://www.nwcuf.org.
Hockinson School District Regular Board Meeting
Hockinson Sch. Dist. - 08/21/15
The Hockinson School District will hold a Regular School Board Meeting on Monday, August 24, 2015 at 6:00 PM in the Hockinson Middle School Library, located at 15916 NE 182nd Avenue, Brush Prairie, WA 98606.


Attached Media Files: August 24, 2015 HSD Board Meeting Agenda
08/20/15
Red Cross responded to a fire in Toledo
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/20/15
A multiple family fire occurred on the 1800 block od Alder Drive Lane in Toledo
A Red Cross Disaster Assistance team responded
Two adults and one pet were displaced
The Red Cross provided lodging, food, clothing, shoes, comfort kits and recovery information.


The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness: Get informed, make a plan, build a kit and review your family's plan if there is a fire in your home. Know what to do before, during and after a home fire. This information and more is available at www.redcross.org or in a Prepare! Resource guide published by the American Red Cross Cascades Region. The guide can be downloaded at http://redcross.org/1zq8XVV6..
Willamina Creek Fire Evening Update - Thursday, August 20, 2015
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/20/15
Willamina Creek Fire Update
Oregon Department of Forestry Team
West Oregon District - Dallas Unit

Fire Information number: (503) 934-8153

August 20, 2015
10:00 pm


Current Situation:
Fire managers are feeling optimistic about progress made on the Willamina Creek Fire today. The work the night shift completed last night set the day shift up for a productive day. Crews working by hand, aided by bulldozers and a helicopter, continued to build and strengthen fireline around the fire. Cooler marine air lowered temperatures which helped moderate the fire behavior. A period of higher winds in the early evening challenged containment lines leading to a few hot spots. The night shift crews will be working to contain those hot spots tonight. Mop-up work has begun on portions of the fireline.

The Willamina Creek fire started at approximately 5:00 pm on August 19 on land protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry. The fire is currently estimated to be about 120 acres and is burning in heavy fuels on BLM and private timberland. An infrared flight has been requested for tonight which will provide a better assessment of total acreage.

Weather and Fire Behavior:
Tonight's forecasted weather should help to moderate fire activity. Temperatures are forecasted to be 52-55 degrees with 94-98% humidity.

Fire Statistics
Location: approx. 9 miles north of Willamina, OR
Percent contained: 10%
Size: 120 acres (estimated)
Cause: under investigation
Start Date: 8/19/15
Wildland resources assigned to the fire for tonight's night shift include: 2 hand crews, 4 engines, 2 dozers, 2 water tenders, and overhead personnel.
Total personnel assigned to the fire (approximately): 191

Evacuations and closures:
Four cabins along East Creek Road remain under a Level 3 evacuation.
Willamina Creek Road and East Creek Road are closed north of the junction with Coast Creek Road.
Places to get information:
ODF Fire Blog - http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com
Facebook - www.facebook.com/oregondepartmentofforestry
Twitter - www.twitter.com/ORDeptForestry


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Lane County Man Loses Life In Crash East Of Springfield
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 08/20/15
On August 20, 2015 at about 2PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a vehicle into a tree on HWY 126 near milepost 18 (east of Springfield).

According to Sergeant Alan Gilbert, a 2000 Chevrolet pickup was traveling eastbound on Highway 126 when it drifted off the roadway, struck a tree, and caught fire. Passing motorists pulled the operator, Robert O LOGAN, age 83, of Leaburg, from the vehicle.

LOGAN was transported to Sacred Heart Riverbend where he was pronounced deceased. Highway 126 was closed for approximately four hours with traffic detoured onto Holden Creek Road. There were two other non-injury crashes in the area due to the heavy traffic caused by the crash. OSP was assisted by the Oregon Department of Transportation, McKenzie Fire and Springfield/Eugene Fire and Rescue.

The investigation is continuing and more information will be released when it is available.
Monday, August 24, 2015, Executive & Regular Board Business Meeting Agenda
Parkrose Sch. Dist. - 08/20/15
The Parkrose Board of Education of School District No. 3, Multnomah County, Oregon, will convene in an Executive and Regular Board Business Meeting on Monday, August 24, 2015 in the Boardroom at the Parkrose District Office located at 10636 NE Prescott Street, Portland, Oregon at the hour of 6:30p.m. The Board will recognize Superintendent Gray for her Citizen of the Year Award and recognize Parkrose Middle School for their LEED Gold Acknowledgement. The Board will receive department updates from the Superintendent's Office, School Improvement, Technology, Human Resources, Student Services and the Business Office. They will be taking action on Consent agenda items and a few action items. The agenda is posted on the Parkrose School District Website at https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicHome.aspx?ak=1000205.
Nursery Fire Quickly Contained
Washington Co. Fire Dist. 2 - 08/20/15
Vern Reeves, Nursery Boss at Dimeo Farms located on Tongue Lane, recent job has been to clear and clean up an older nursery that had been let go; but the fire that started Thursday afternoon wasn't the type of clearing he was hoping for. Vern had just moved an RD4 tractor to a new location on the farm when he noticed a small fire had started in the grass just a few feet away. Owner Dave Dimeo said for just a moment they thought they could handle it, but quickly realized the wind was blowing the flames towards the tractor and called 911. A brush rig from Washington County Fire District #2, engine companies from Hillsboro Fire, and a water tender from Cornelius Fire were able to quickly contain the fire to ?1/2 acre. Because the area contained old nursery stock there was no monetary loss, and Vern and Dave were successfully able to keep the fire from reaching the tractor until help arrived.

Washington County Fire District #2 reminds all citizens that the extended hot and dry weather has created extremely dangerous fire conditions. Citizens should use caution when operating machinery, or using anything that could create a spark or flame, when outdoors.


Attached Media Files: Crews battle Dimeo Farms Fire , Crews battle Dimeo Farms Fire
Central Oregon's extreme fire danger: What can you do?
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/20/15
"Only you can prevent wildfires", Smokey Bear's familiar saying resonates this year with fire conditions throughout Oregon. Earlier this week Doug Decker, Oregon State Forester, appealed to Oregonians to engage in the effort along with firefighters statewide.

"At the moment we have limited extended attack resources," explained Decker, "Oregonians need to be even more vigilant about preventing wildfires because the state can't afford any more human-caused fires."

For 2015 year to date there have been 551 human caused fires (burning 27,048 acres) compared to the ten year average of 433 fires (burning 3,313 acres).

A regulated use closure for lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry in the Central Oregon District has been in place since June 19, 2015. The purpose of this closure is to limit human caused fires by restricting high risk activities, which could ignite wildfires. Included in the closure are smoking, open fire including campfires and warming fires, chainsaw use, mowing of dried grass, and many other activities that could inadvertently start a wildfire. The full restrictions in the regulated use closure can be found on-line at: oregon.gov/odf/centraloregon/Documents/Fire%20Season/2015_RegulatedUse_Closure.pdf

In addition to these restrictions remember that exploding targets, tracer ammunition, and sky lanterns are all prohibited during fire season.

Fall is a time when many head to the forest to hunt, recreate, and enjoy the forests of central Oregon. Bow and rifle hunting seasons are proceeding as originally scheduled. When target shooting, be especially careful to select an area with a rock or soil backdrop, clear of plants and foliage. A bullet that hits a rock can create a spark, and if it lands in dry vegetation it can ignite a wildfire. Parking vehicles in dry vegetation can also spark a fire if hot engine or exhaust parts comes in contact dry grass or shrubs. We encourage everyone to be extra cautious and vigilant with fire prevention, give this year's unprecedented high fire prone conditions. Report any wildfire to 911 immediately.

ODF's Central Oregon District is prepared to respond to wildfires with aggressive initial attack tactics in an effort to suppress the fire and limit impacts to our natural resources, while providing for safety for firefighters and the public. Everyone is responsible for fire prevention to help ensure human caused fires do not occur. Please contact a local ODF Office if you have questions regarding the regulated use closure or other activities on lands protected by ODF.
McMinnville Restricts Recreational Burning
McMinnville Fire Dept. - 08/20/15
Fire Conditions continue to persist throughout our area.

As a result starting at 5:00pm today the McMinnville Fire Department will be banning all open flame recreational fires; including backyard fire pits, patio fire pits, propane campfire pits and charcoal BBQ's.

This ban does not include propane BBQ grills.
Marion County Grass Fire Threatens Homes (Photo)
Marion Co. Fire Dist. #1 - 08/20/15
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At 3pm today Marion County Firefighters responded to a high risk grass fire in the 4300Blk of Hazelgreen Rd. Firefighters arrived to a wind driven grassfire threatening a few homes and livestock. Firefighters aggressively fought the fire and brought it under control in under 30mins. No homes were damaged and all livestock was un-injured. 11 fire apparatus and 20 Firefighters responded to the incident.


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Fire restrictions increase in Clatsop County
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/20/15
State and County officials in Clatsop County are stepping up restrictions on recreational activities in the County due to record low fuel moistures and the high wildfire danger. Effective at 1:00 am August 20, all open flames will be prohibited on all lands in Clatsop County. This ban applies to all public and private property, the entire Clatsop State Forest, Clatsop County Parks, and all properties owned and managed by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department including ocean shores. Camp fire permits and burn barrel permits that have been issued by the Oregon Department of Forestry and Rural Fire Departments are rescinded until further notice.

Open fires are already banned outside of designated sites and campgrounds, including campfires, charcoal fire, cooking fires and warming fires. Use of wood-burning devices, used in conjunction with temporary dwellings, including tents and trailers, is prohibited.

Portable cooking stoves using liquefied or bottled fuels are allowed.

This ban is in effect until further notice. There will be another notice sent out when the ban is lifted. We appreciate you help and cooperation during this time of critical fire danger.

For more information call the Astoria Office of the Oregon Department of Forestry, the Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation, Clatsop County Sherriff's Office or the Clatsop County Fire Defense Board.
Photos of lighting backfires at intersection of Oregon 138 & North Entrance to Crater Lake Nat'l Park (Photo)
ODOT: SW Oregon - 08/20/15
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Earlier today, motorists between the north entrance to Crater Lake National and Oregon 230 intersections (MP 85-88) were advised to expect delays of more than 20 minutes while burnouts are performed to expand the fire line. Attached are two photos taken looking south from OR 138 toward the park entrance


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Marion County Sheriff's Office Offers 2015 Citizen Academy (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/20/15
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Marion County Sheriff, Jason Myers, invites you to experience the world from the deputy's perspective. Participants will cross the yellow line for a close-up view of what goes on at the heart of the Marion County Sheriff's Office.
The academy includes;

A behind-the-scenes look at Marion County courtrooms and the Judicial Security Deputies that protect them.

You'll experience firsthand the inner workings of the Marion County Jail, from booking through lodging and the day-to-day living conditions.

Parole & Probation Deputies will explain the philosophy that guides them in their case management, and the programs offered to probationers and parolees to help them make a successful transition back into our community.

The role of Patrol Deputy extends well beyond the traditional traffic stop. The 2015 Citizen Academy will bring participants into this multi-faceted world with exposure to a wide variety of assignments, including Detectives, K9 Units, SWAT, Marine Patrol and Search & Rescue. Participants will have the opportunity to go on a ride-along with a Patrol deputy and Experience "the road" first hand.

To participate, you must:
Be at least 18 years of age.
Be willing to commit to attending all classes.
Live or work within Marion County.

Class size is limited!

CLASS SCHEDULE
FRIDAY October 2nd 8:00AM -- 5:00PM
SATURDAY October 3rd 8:00AM -- 5:00PM
SATURDAY October 10th 8:00AM -- 5:00PM
SATURDAY October 17th 8:00AM -- Noon

To apply for the 2015 Citizens Academy, please contact the Community Resource Unit at (503) 588-7981 or by email at crimeprevention@co.marion.or.us


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Graduation at Oregon State Correctional Institution (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Corrections - 08/20/15
OSCI Graduates
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Oregon State Correctional Institution (OSCI) and Chemeketa Community College held their first graduation of the year on August 11. Five students earned their General Education Development (GED) certificates and three students received their associate's degrees. The graduates were able to invite their families and friends to celebrate their achievements.

Nearly half of the individuals admitted to the custody of the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) have no high school diploma or GED certificate. Research has shown inmates who participate in correctional education programs have much lower odds of recidivating than inmates who do not. Research has also shown the odds of obtaining employment post-release among adults in custody who participated in correctional education (either academic or vocational programs) were higher than the odds for those who did not.

OSCI is a medium-security men's prison in Salem that houses approximately 870 male inmates. It provides a range of correctional services and programs including education, drug and alcohol treatment, mental health treatment, religious services, inmate work crews, and transition planning. OSCI participates in prison industries with Oregon Corrections Enterprises, including a print shop and a contact center. OSCI was established by action of the 1955 Legislature and became fully operational on June 1, 1959.

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Attached Media Files: OSCI Graduates
Retail Marijuana Scientific Advisory Committee meets August 27
Oregon Health Authority - 08/20/15
August 20, 2015

What: The monthly public meeting of the Oregon Health Authority's Retail Marijuana Scientific Advisory Committee.

Agenda: Review purpose and agenda; review and approve July 23 minutes; review messages developed by communications workgroup on pregnancy and breastfeeding; review white paper on marijuana labeling, packaging and marketing; wrap-up and future topics; public comment.

When: Thursday, Aug. 27, 3-5 p.m. The public comment period begins at 4:45 p.m. All comments are limited to two minutes, or can be submitted to marijuana.science@state.or.us.

Where: Portland State Office Building, Room 1-B, 800 NE Oregon St., Portland.

Why: The Oregon Health Authority's Retail Marijuana Scientific Advisory Committee, based at the Public Health Division, provides scientific input to inform public health recommendations related to retail marijuana in Oregon. The committee is examining adverse health effects of recreational marijuana use; and impacts of time, place, and manner of retail sale of potentially addictive substances.

For more information about the committee, visit the committee's website at http://public.health.oregon.gov/About/Pages/Retail-Marijuana-Scientific-Advisory-Committee.aspx.

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Oregon Dept. of Forestry fire update - Aug. 20, 2015
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/20/15
This is a summary update; actual fire updates and other fire-related information is posted to the ODF Wildfire Blog. You can also find ODF on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates and stories from the front lines.

Today is a difficult day as we reflect on the tragic line-of-duty fatalities and injuries suffered by wildland firefighters in Washington. It is also a time to pause for a moment of silence for these individuals, their families and coworkers, and all who have served in Washington and across the West. Yesterday's tragedy is a grim reminder of the sacrifice and risk experienced by the brave men and women who staff our firelines each year, and now during this severe fire season. Safety first is a principle guiding all of our operations, and ODF and partners will continue to apply this mantra to every detail of our work.

In the coming days, weather conditions are forecast to be similar to last week, and a number of new fires were reported last night. High temperatures and low humidity continues. The latest fire updates follow:

FIRE FACTS

ODF West Oregon District - Dallas Unit
Willamina Creek Fire | 8/19/15 | 9 miles north of Willamina | 100 acres | 5% contained | 191 personnel | Under investigation | ODF Local IMT |
More Information: 503-934-8153 | http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com | www.facebook.com/oregondepartmentofforestry | www.twitter.com/ORDeptForestry

ODF Central Oregon District - John Day Unit
Canyon Creek Complex | 8/12/15 | one mile south of John Day and Canyon City | 53,876 acres | 10% contained | 915 personnel | Lightning | Great Basin IMT 1 (IC Lund/Oregon State Fire Marshal Red Team (IC Walker) |
More Information: Joint Information Center: 541-820-3643 or 541-820-3633 | http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4495/ | www.facebook.com/CanyonCreekFireOregon | www.twitter.com/canyoncreekfire | #canyoncreekcomplex |

ODF Northeast Oregon District - Baker Sub-Unit
Eldorado Fire | 8/14/15 | 5 miles southeast of Unity | 20,611 acres |40% contained |435 personnel | Under investigation |ODF IMT 3 (IC Smith) |
More information: Baker County, Oregon Joint Information Center (JIC): 541-523-2905 | http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4502/ | www.facebook.com/ElDoradoFire2015 | eldoradofire2015@gmail.com |#EldoradoFire |

Cornet-Windy Ridge Complex | 8/10/15 | 10 miles east of Unity | 103,540 acres | 45% contained | 675 personnel | Lightning | Southwest IMT (IC Ruggiero)
More Information: Baker County, Oregon Joint Information Center: 541-523-2905 | http://inciweb/nwcg.gov/incident/4478/ | www.facebook.com/CornetFire | bakerjointinfo@gmail.com

Eagle Complex | 8/10/15 | 16 miles northeast of Baker City | 3,055 acres |0% contained | 204 personnel | Lightning | Rocky Mountain Black IMT (IC Greer).
More information: Baker City Joint Information Center (JIC): (541) 523-2905 | http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4481/ | www.facebook.com/pages/Rocky-Mountain-Area-Incident-Management-Team-Black/341078999367545 | bakerjointinfo@gmail.com

Douglas Forest Protective Association (DFPA)
Stouts Fire |7/30/15 | 11 miles east of Canyonville near Milo | 25,806 acres | 76% contained | 920 personnel | Human | ODF IMT 2 (IC Cline) / U.S. Forest Service (IC Mike Wilde) |
More information: Phone: 541-825-3724 | http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4426/ | www.facebook.com/StoutsFire www://twitter.com/StoutsFire | #StoutsFire

Cable Crossing Fire | 7/28/15 | 6 miles east of Glide | 1,857 acres | 90% contained | 50 personnel | Under investigation | DFPA
More information: Phone: 541-817-7186 | http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4424/ | www.facebook.com/DouglasForestProtectiveAssociation |www.twitter.com/DouglasFPA

OTHER FIRE INFORMATION
For information on wildfires on all jurisdictions in Oregon, view:
the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center website, or
the national Incident Information System site.

Online and social media resources:
department's web site
department's blog for news on wildfires statewide and provides current fire statistics.
Southwest Oregon District blog with district specific wildfire info, and follow the Twitter feed covering fires as they occur.
Douglas Forest Protective Association website, Facebook Page and Twitter feed.
Blue Mountain Interagency Wildfire blog for news on wildfires in the Blue Mountains (northeast Oregon)
ODF Forest Grove District's Fire blog with district-specific wildfire information
ODF Central Oregon District's Twitter feed
Keep Oregon Green website, Facebook page and Twitter feed

OTHER INFORMATION
ODOT Tripcheck
Evacuation - Ready, Set, Go!
Wildfire Smoke

FIRE STATISTICS
Fire statistics can be accessed from the ODF Wildfire Blog and the ODF website. When personnel are heavily engaged in firefighting activities, the latest information may not always appear in the statistics.

ABOUT THIS UPDATE
This update provides information primarily about fires on Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands involving fires 10 acres or larger. ODF provides fire protection primarily on private and state-owned forestland, and Bureau of Land Management forestlands west of the Cascades, and also works closely with partner firefighting agencies.

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SE Evergreen Highway to close at 102nd Court Aug. 25-27
City of Vancouver - 08/20/15
Vancouver, Wash. - Southeast Evergreen Highway will be closed at Southeast 102nd Court from Tuesday, Aug. 25, through Thursday, Aug. 27, while City of Vancouver Stormwater Operations crews complete interim repairs beneath the roadway.

No vehicles will be able to travel through the closed area during the duration of the repair work. Through traffic on Evergreen Highway will be detoured to state Highway 14 using Ellsworth and 88th Avenue/Lieser Road. Properties in the immediate area have been notified, and message boards will be used to alert drivers to the closure.

The closure is necessary to provide an interim repair of a structural defect related to an old conveyance system under the road's surface at the Mill Creek crossing. The defect was identified during excavation on a City of Vancouver project to construct a walkway between Southeast Ellsworth and Southeast 100th Court.

The walkway project now underway will provide another link in the overall Southeast Evergreen Highway pedestrian walkway plan. The interim repairs will maintain the integrity of the road, meet environmental requirements and keep the walkway project moving forward. Completion of the walkway project is anticipated in October 2015. A long-term solution at the Mill Creek crossing, which will require environmental permits and engineering, is currently anticipated in 2016.

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Two Vehicle Crash Near Ontario Injures Three - Malheur County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 08/20/15
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On August 19, 2015 at about 10:15PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle crash on Railroad Avenue and Highway 201 (two miles south of Ontario).

According to Sergeant Kurt Marvin, a 1996 Honda Civic operated by Joseph RUSH, age 23, of Payette, ID, was traveling eastbound on Railroad Ave when he failed to stop at a stop sign. RUSH's vehicle collided with a 2000 Buick Sedan which was traveling northbound on HWY 201. The operator of the Buick, Irl WIDMER, age 52, of Nyssa, attempted to avoid the collision but was unsuccessful.

The vehicles collided and RUSH's vehicle continued on to strike a steel power pole. WIDMER's vehicle came to rest on the roadway. RUSH was taken by air ambulance to Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Boise for serious injuries. His passenger, Danielle FLEDERBACH, age 19, of Vale, was taken by ground ambulance to an Ontario Hospital but later taken by air ambulance to Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland for serious injuries. WIDMER was taken to an Ontario Hospital for minor injuries.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation. More information will be released when it is available. OSP was assisted by the Malheur County Sheriff's Office and Ontario Fire and Rescue.


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City of Salem Honing In On Next Chief Executive
City of Salem - 08/20/15
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: Thursday, August 20, 2015

CONTACT: Mina Hanssen, Human Resources Director, City of Salem
503-588-6162 | mhanssen@cityofsalem.net

City of Salem Honing In On Next Chief Executive

The City of Salem is honing in on its next City Manager. With the assistance of Waldron & Company, an executive search firm based in the Pacific Northwest, the City is in the final phases of a nationwide recruitment for its top leadership role. A new City Manager could step into the role as early as this fall.

City Manager Role
The City Manager is appointed by the City Council to serve as the chief executive officer of the City and the executive director of both the Urban Renewal Agency and the Salem Housing Authority. The City Manager works in collaboration with the Mayor and City Council to implement Council policy and direction and is responsible for all aspects of City operations including a $522.8 million budget, nine departments and more than 1,360 staff.

Mayor Anna Peterson has previously emphasized the importance of the City's chief executive position stating that the selection of the City Manager would be the "most important decision the Council will make."

"This has been a very competitive and important recruitment for the City and we are pleased to announce that we have our finalists. We feel these individuals could offer adept leadership to assist our city's businesses and residents in creating livable and vibrant communities through innovative and responsive public service," says Mayor Peterson.

The Process
The City Manager selection and recruitment process adopted by the City Council at its March 23rd meeting includes five stages: profile development, recruitment, candidate screening, interviews and offer of employment.

The City Council approved the candidate profile at the May 13th City Council meeting and authorized the executive search firm to reach out to potential candidates through direct advertising and other recruitment activities. The recruitment efforts produced a number of highly qualified applicants.



The Council Committee on City Manager Selection (comprised of Mayor Anna Peterson and Salem City Councilors Chuck Bennett, Brad Nanke and Steven McCoid) narrowed down the list of qualified applicants to ten. The entire Council then met in executive session on August 10 to select finalists for interviews.

Interviews with the finalists are scheduled to take place on August 24th and 25th. Candidates will have the opportunity to present their credentials to three separate groups: the City Council, an executive management panel, and a community panel. The community panel will be made up of a broad representation of community leaders from local business, government, higher education and industry.

Following the interviews, the Council will determine whether to move forward with the final stage of the process, which includes additional background and reference checks and an offer of employment. To protect the confidentiality of the applicants, the City has committed to withhold names until a finalist has been identified. Once an offer has been extended and accepted, the Mayor will recommend the finalist for appointment at the following regular meeting of the City Council.

City Council's regular meeting has been rescheduled from August 24th to August 31st to accommodate the scheduled City Manager interviews.

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Increased Patrol for Seatbelt and Child Safety Seat Compliance
Yamhill Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/20/15
Sheriff Tim Svenson of the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office announced on August 20th that the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office will join other law enforcement agencies to encourage the use of safety belts and child restraints as the simplest and most effective way to prevent crash related injuries and fatalities. Increased patrols will be looking for drivers and passengers not using their safety belts, child safety seats or using them improperly during August 24th through September 6th. Funding for increased patrols are paid for by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).

Sheriff Svenson reports "according to ODOT, statewide observation surveys in 2015 found
98% of Oregon travelers use safety belts or child car seats. Not surprisingly, belt use was
lower among persons killed in crashes, which is 75% among all crash fatalities and only 50% among persons killed in night time crashes." Sheriff Svenson is committed to keeping
roadways safe in Yamhill County and encouraging the public to use safety belts and child
safety seats is the first step.

"Proper use" is required by Oregon law which means using the entire belt system, lap belt low across the hips and shoulder belt over the collarbone and crossing the center of the chest. Belts should be free of slack and lying flat with no twists or knots. The belt may not be worn under the arm for comfort as this can result in serious injury or death in a traffic crash. A child who weighs over forty pounds but is under age eight or is shorter than 4'9" tall must be properly secured with a child safety system that elevates them so that a safety belt or safety harness properly fits the person. The child safety system must meet the minimum standards and specifications established by the Department of Transportation under ORS 815.055.

ODOT wants to remind drivers of the latest national "best practice" recommendations for child passenger safety. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) announced new recommendations in 2011, which advises parents to keep toddlers in rear-facing car seats until age two or until they reach the maximum upper height and weight limits for their seat. The policy also advises that most children should ride in a booster seat until they are 4'9" tall and are between eight and twelve years old.

The Child Safety Seat Resource Center periodically conducts a free Safety Clinic at the Newberg Fire Department. Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians and trained volunteers will check for correct installation, damage, recalls and size and age appropriateness.

If you are not able to attend a clinic they are also available by appointment. For more information please call the Newberg Fire Department at (503) 537-1231 or visit www.newbergoregon.gov/fire/child-safety-seat-inspections or The Child Safety Seat Resource Center at 877-793-2608 or visit www.childsafetyseat.org.

The McMinnville Fire Department conducts free child safety seat fittings by appointment at the fire department. The address is 175 NE 1st Street, McMinnville, Oregon 97128. To schedule an appointment contact Jeff Cranford at (503) 435-5803 or cranfoj@ci.mcminnville.or.us.

Violations for not using or improperly using a safety belt, child safety seat or booster seat could cost as much as $110.00 per violation.
Corps restricts boat access at The Dalles Navigation Lock (Photo)
US Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District - 08/20/15
The Portland District operates navigation locks at John Day, The Dalles and Bonneville dams as part of the Corps’ mission to maintain safe and reliable channels, harbors and waterways for the transportation of commerce, support to national security and re
The Portland District operates navigation locks at John Day, The Dalles and Bonneville dams as part of the Corps’ mission to maintain safe and reliable channels, harbors and waterways for the transportation of commerce, support to national security and re
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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Portland District

News Release

Release No: 15-032

Corps of Engineers, Portland District contact:
Diana Fredlund, 503-808-4510
diana.j.fredlund@usace.army.mil



For Release: Aug. 20, 2015


Corps restricts boat access at The Dalles Navigation Lock

PORTLAND, ORE. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has restricted boat access at the downstream navigation approach channel to lock users only.

Restricting the approach channel was done to ensure public and watercraft safety, according to Ron Twiner, operations manager at The Dalles Lock and Dam. The restriction is necessary due to the river current and the lock's proximity to The Dalles Dam. Its purpose is to keep as much distance as possible between river traffic and small boats near the lock's approach.

"The downstream approach channel can be a dangerous place for vessels not using the navigation lock," Twiner said. "It is a constrained area and collisions between vessels entering the lock and boats parked nearby are a very real concern. Safety of all watercraft near the lock is the Corps' highest concern."

In addition to the danger of collision, large vessels can displace water and currents can rapidly change as the navigation lock cycles water through the structure, causing another potentially dangerous condition, Twiner said.

The Portland District operates navigation locks at John Day, The Dalles and Bonneville dams as part of the Corps' mission to maintain safe and reliable channels, harbors and waterways for the transportation of commerce, support to national security and recreation.


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Viva Clackamas Supports Student Scholarships at CCC
Clackamas Community College - 08/20/15
OREGON CITY - The Clackamas Community College Foundation awards more than $500,000 in student scholarships each year, building a bridge for students to achieve their education and training goals.
As CCC approaches its 50th anniversary in 2016, the Foundation has launched an ambitious
$10 million fundraising campaign. The Education That Works campaign began more than two years ago. Through the generosity of college friends and supporters, the Foundation is more than two-thirds of the way toward the goals of raising $7.5 million for endowments and scholarships and $2.5 million for community projects, including restoring the headwaters of Newell Creek at the John Inskeep Environmental Learning Center.
In November, the Foundation will host the campaign's signature fundraising event, a Vegas-themed party at the Oregon Golf Club. "Viva Clackamas" will take place on Saturday, Nov. 7. Viva Clackamas will also serve as the kickoff for the college's 50th anniversary year, which culminates with a community party in May.
"The Foundation is an integral part of student success at Clackamas," said Joanne Truesdell, college president and a 1982 alumna. "Scholarship support has never been more important than it is today."
Three years ago, CCC developed the Imagine Clackamas community engagement process to better understand what students, community and business members most value about the college. The college discovered what the community most values are the training and education that lead to careers and four-year degrees. During this process, the community and students asked for greater help with the cost of financing an education. The Foundation responded by creating the Education That Works campaign.
The goals of the campaign are to create 50 new endowments to support student success, fund innovation in instruction at the college, and strengthen the community and business partnerships that are important for student success and contributing to a strong economy.
The Foundation is seeking table sponsors for Viva Clackamas. Companies or individuals that would like to host a table should contact Vicki Smith, at 503-594-3128. Individual tickets for the event are $125 and may be purchased by contacting Julie Paulsen at 503-594-3129.
CCC Hosts Business Expo on Sept. 10
Clackamas Community College - 08/20/15
OREGON CITY - Workshops, presentations and resources for small business owners will be featured at the Clackamas Business Expo at Clackamas Community College on Thursday, Sept. 10. The college, its Small Business Development Center and area chambers of commerce are partnering together for the event.
The free, daylong event will include an exhibitor's hall with 50 vendors in the Gregory Forum, workshops in McLoughlin Hall and a variety of presentations in the college's McLoughlin Auditorium.
Planned presentations include succession planning, cyber security, emergency preparedness, finding and hiring employees, and multiple contractor specific workshops. A free, three-hour continuing education course for contractors on how to run your business on a mobile device will be offered. In addition, there will be workshops on finance, marketing, QuickBooks, entrepreneurship, and how to become a licensed contractor.
Sponsors for the event include Citizens Bank, Columbia Bank, Buckley Law, Clackamas County Business and Economic Development, Lewis and Clark Bank, and the Pragma Group.
The event runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. No registration is necessary, and continuing education credits are available. For more information, contact Kathryn Nishimoto at 503-594-0738 or email
kathykb@clackamas.edu.
Local Boys & Girls Clubs celebrate end of summer with Back to School events
Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metropolitan Area - 08/20/15
MEDIA ALERT/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY

Portland community comes together to provide backpacks, school supplies, haircuts, activities, and more to local kids.

WHAT:
To help prepare members for back to school and celebrate the end of summer programs, the Blazers Boys & Girls Club (King Neighborhood) and the Wattles Boys & Girls Club (Lents Neighborhood) are hosting Back to School events that will feature school supply distributions, free haircuts, free lunch, opportunities to win prizes, community-supported activities, and much more.

THE BLAZERS BOYS & GIRLS CLUB, in partnership with alumni from Central City Concern (CCC), will host its Back to School Family Fest on August 21, from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. More than 200 backpacks full of school supplies will be distributed to Club members with the help of CCC, who collected all the supplies thanks in part to a grant assistance from Oregon Community Jewish Foundation.

The event will include football drills and games with Comcast Sports Net college football on air talent, Soo Bahk Do demonstrations, skateboard activities with Skate Like a Girl, as well as haircuts from community barbers, free lunch provided by local food trucks, and raffle prizes courtesy of Nike and Portland Police Association. This event is open to Club members and their families.

THE WATTLES BOYS & GIRLS CLUB, in direct partnership with Portland Police Bureau, will celebrate the end of the summer with its 7th annual Back to School Bash on August 22, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. With a strong focus around Drug Free initiatives, Portland Police and Club staff will help kids get ready for the school year by giving out backpacks full of school supplies, thanks to generous support from The Disney Store and Fred Meyer. Youth will also have the opportunity to receive free haircuts courtesy of local barbers.

Other activities will include a live DJ, obstacle course, face painting, a clothing closet, free lunch, as well as special activities courtesy of the Fire Department and Marine Corps. This event is open to Club members, their families, and the community.

WHO:
Blazers Boys & Girls Club staff & members
Central City Concern
Comcast Sports Net
Portland Police Association
Soo Bahk Do
Skate Like a Girl

Wattles Boys & Girls Club staff & members
Portland Police Bureau
Fire Department
Marine Corps
The Disney Store
Fred Meyer

WHEN:
Blazers Back to School Family Fest
Friday, August 21, 1:00 PM to 5:00 P.M.

Wattles Back to School Bash
Saturday, August 22, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

WHERE:
Blazers Boys & Girls Club
5350 NE MLK JR. Blvd.
503.282.8480

Wattles Boys & Girls Club
9330 SE Harold St.
503.775.1549


ABOUT BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF PORTLAND: The Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland has been serving youth since 1946. The Clubs provide affordable, quality after-school and summer programs designed to help kids develop the qualities needed to achieve academic success, become responsible citizens and leaders, and live healthy lives. Today, the Clubs have grown to operate six facilities located throughout the Metropolitan area, along with eight school-based programs in partnership with the Parkrose, Reynolds and Forest Grove School Districts.

Visit us at facebook.com/BGCPortland
OSP Patrol Vehicle Struck While At Scene Of Crash - Wasco County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 08/20/15
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On Tuesday, August 18th at approximately 8:06PM, Troopers from The Dalles Area Command were at the scene of a crash that had occurred on I-84 near milepost 78.5 eastbound (just west of The Dalles).

This non-injury crash resulted in the westbound fast lane becoming blocked after two sections of the concrete center divider were pushed into that lane. Additionally, both the eastbound fast lane and a portion of the eastbound slow lane were blocked by vehicles and debris. Traffic was being directed through the crash scene in both directions by Troopers and emergency vehicles. During this investigation a westbound 1990 Nissan Sentra operated by Dustin MCMILLEN, age 31, of Bingen, WA was operating in the fast lane approaching the lane closure at the crash scene.

An OSP 2015 Dodge Charger was stopped in the fast lane with his emergency lights activated, preventing traffic from hitting the large pieces of concrete in the roadway. MCMILLEN struck the rear of the patrol car at approximately 65 mph, causing significant damage to both vehicles. MCMILLEN was using his safety restraints and was transported to a local hospital for evaluation for minor injuries. MCMILLEN indicated he was not paying attention to the road ahead of him because he was looking at the crash scene on the eastbound side of the interstate. MCMILLEN was issued citations for careless driving and failing to maintain a safe distance from an emergency vehicle.

The Oregon State Police was assisted at the scene by the Wasco County Sheriff's Office, Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue and the Oregon Department of Transportation.


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First Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser for Portland Police Cadets and Reserve Officers (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/20/15
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On Saturday August 29, 2015, Mountain View Golf Club in Boring, Oregon, will host the First Annual Portland Police Cadets/Reserve Officer Golf Tournament.

The golf tournament is a fundraiser for both the Cadets and Reserve Officers, who volunteer their time to help keep the City of Portland as one of the safest cities in the country.

The tournament is a four person scramble with registration beginning at 11:30 a.m. and is limited to the first 144 golfers who register. There will be a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start to the tournament followed by a dinner and awards ceremony at 6:30 p.m.

Registration costs have been reduced to $100.00 per person. Hole sponsorship is available for $250.00 per hole and corporate sponsorship is available for $1,000.00 (includes foursome fee). All net proceeds from the event will go directly to the Portland Police Bureau Cadet/Reserve Program.

The tournament is expected to sell out so register early to guarantee your spot on the course.

Register today by following this link: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/533019

Sponsors of the tournament include Robert Ball Companies, Point Blank Distributing and Benchmade.

For information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Deborah Monk at 503-823-4849, deborah.monk@portlandoregon.gov

To learn more about the Portland Police Cadet Program, please visit http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/420436

To learn more about the Portland Police Reserve Officer Program, please visit
http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/420442

Mountain View Golf Club is located at 27195 Southeast Kelso Road, Boring, Oregon 97009.

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Over 20 Local Celebrities to Compete in Chocolate Cake "Smack-down," a Kick-Off to the Oregon State Fair
Oregon Historical Society - 08/20/15
Portland, OR - Friday, August 28 will mark the 150th anniversary of the Oregon State Fair, and, for 56 years, the sole judge of the Fair's Chocolate Layer Cake Contest has been the one and only Gerry Frank--public servant, businessman, and cheerleader for all things Oregon. To celebrate the Fair's historic sesquicentennial, the Oregon Historical Society is hosting a Celebrity Chocolate Cake Smack-down in Portland with Gerry as the judge.

The smack-down will take place on Tuesday, August 25 at 12pm at the Oregon Historical Society (1200 SW Park Ave., Portland) and admission is free. Come and watch as local community leaders and media personalities present their best recipes for judgment, and join in the tasting once Gerry declares a winner! To complete your State Fair inspired meal, grab lunch from local favorite Pronto Pups, who will be selling their famous corn dogs on our Plaza.

Contestants Include:
Sally Bany (Co-owner, Moonstruck Chocolates)
Steve Bass (CEO, Oregon Public Broadcasting)
Shane Bemis (Mayor of Gresham)
Margaret Carter (Former Oregon State Senator)
Gale Castillo (President, Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce)
Marilyn Deutsch (Reporter, KPTV)
Brian Ferriso (Executive Director, Portland Art Museum)
Mark Ganz (CEO, Cambia Health Solutions)
Jeff Gianola (Anchor, KOIN)
Nancy Hales (First Lady of Portland)
Margie Hunt (CEO, Special Olympics Oregon)
Mark Katches (Editor, The Oregonian / OregonLive)
Deb Knapp (Anchor, KATU)
Lois Leveen (Author of Juliet's Nurse and The Secrets of Mary Bowser)
Judge Judy Matarazzo (Multnomah County Circuit Court)
Sandra McDonough (CEO, Portland Business Alliance)
Ellen Rosenblum (Oregon Attorney General)
Nancy Stueber (CEO, OMSI)
Keith Thomajan (President / CEO, United Way Columbia-Willamette)
Wim Wiewel (President, Portland State University)
Matt Zaffino (Chief Meteorologist, KGW)

Gerry's tips for making a winning chocolate cake include:
1. Aesthetically pleasing design
2. Keep it simple - pure chocolate is best
3. Avoid dryness in the cake recipe
4. Dark chocolate is preferred to white chocolate
5. And most importantly, the richer the better!

Who do you think will "take the cake" in this historic contest? Share your thoughts on social media using the hashtag #CakeSmackdown and be sure to tag @OrHist in your tweets!

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About the Oregon Historical Society

For more than a century, the Oregon Historical Society has served as the state's collective memory, preserving a vast collection of artifacts, photographs, maps, manuscript materials, books, films, and oral histories. Our research library, museum, digital platforms & website (www.ohs.org), educational programming, and historical journal make Oregon's history open and accessible to all. We exist because history is powerful, and because a history as deep and rich as Oregon's cannot be contained within a single story or point of view.
WSU Vancouver receives AASCU award for regional and economic development
WSU Vancouver - 08/20/15
VANCOUVER, Wash. - Washington State University Vancouver has received the American Association of State Colleges and Universities' Regional and Economic Development Award for the successes of its Business Growth Mentor & Analysis Program in the Carson College of Business.

This awards program, now in its second year, honors state colleges and universities for excellence and innovation in student success and college completion, regional and economic development, leadership development and diversity, and international education. Awards will be presented Oct. 25 at the opening session of AASCU's Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas.

The Regional and Economic Development Award requires institutional excellence represented by campus activities that:
Promote innovation and technology transfer to local businesses, nonprofit organizations or governments
Improve regional competitiveness and prosperity
Foster entrepreneurial activity on the campus and in the community
Address workforce development and job creation issues

Business Growth MAP is WSU Vancouver's pro-bono, student-conducted consultancy. It provides analysis and consulting to small businesses to help them find ways to improve and grow. Further, the program helps prepare business students for the workforce through their experience working on real business issues. Since 2011, more than 400 students have participated; the program has helped 119 organizations; and participating companies grew $2.3 million in new revenues and created 26 full-time jobs.

About AASCU
AASCU is an organization of state-supported colleges and universities that offer degree programs leading to bachelor's, master's or doctoral degrees. Members of AASCU work to extend higher education to all citizens, including those who have traditionally been underrepresented on college campuses.

About WSU Vancouver
As an urban campus of the Washington State University system, WSU Vancouver offers big-school resources in a small-school environment. The university offers affordable baccalaureate- and graduate-level education to benefit the people and communities of Southwest Washington. As the only four-year research university in this corner of the state, WSU Vancouver helps drive economic growth in Southwest Washington through relationships with local businesses and industries, schools and nonprofit organizations.

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The Washington Department of Early Learning Restructures Leadership
Wash. State Dept. of Early Learning - 08/20/15
OLYMPIA, WA --The Washington State Department of Early Learning (DEL) has implemented a department-wide organization plan to maximize partnerships and accelerate their work.

"We have many new and important assignments as part of the Early Start Act as well as the Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) reauthorization," said DEL Director, Dr. Bette Hyde. "In order to get this considerable workload moving forward, we are setting up an organizational structure that encourages work across all programs and individuals. By pulling together, we can achieve our goals for early learning in Washington."

Dr. Hyde has assigned three directors to lead early learning programs moving forward:
The Assistant Director for the Early Start Act, Luba Bezborodnikova, is now also the Assistant Director for Licensing. Luba will work closely with Mary Kay Quinlan, the current Statewide Licensing Administrator.

"By combining Early Start Act initiatives and licensing, we mean to emphasize that licensing is paramount in all this exciting and important work. The regional administrators and licensing supervisors will continue to report to the Statewide Licensing Administrator," said Dr. Hyde.

Nicole Rose (former PreK-3/ ECEAP Administrator) is now acting Assistant Director for Quality Practice & Professional Growth (QPPG), and will lead the Early Start Act work on preschool initiatives. This will include closer partnerships with ECEAP (state-funded preschool) and Head Start (federally funded preschool) as well as working to develop pathways with child care providers to become ECEAP providers or Early Head Start providers. This position will work closely with the Seattle Schools and their preschool implementation and will be our primary contact with OSPI for WAKIDS and other P-3 initiatives.
The Assistant Director for Partnerships & Collaboration, Greg Williamson, will continue his leadership in emphasizing the importance of the very crucial infant and toddler years. He will continue to serve as our lead for the Healthiest Next Generation, Essentials for Childhood, ACE's Public Private Initiative (APPI), Developmental Screenings, and Frontiers of Innovation.

"We want to emphasize providing quality professional development for our DEL staff," said Dr. Hyde. "This is something that we need to do better. All of our work is done under the umbrella or 'roof' of the Early Start Act and CCDF reauthorization. The peak of this roof and the peak of all that we are looking for is the highest quality for children and families."

Dr. Hyde is set to retire on August 31, 2015. DEL's new director will be named and announced in the coming weeks.


About DEL: The Department of Early Learning was created in 2006 to help all Washington children reach their full potential. DEL oversees the state-funded preschool program, child care licensing and subsidies, early intervention services, and other initiatives and programs to support parents as children's first and most important teachers. For more information, go to www.del.wa.gov.


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David Farquhar Joins Union Gospel Mission as Chief Development Officer (Photo)
Union Gospel Mission - 08/20/15
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David Farquhar Joins Union Gospel Mission as Chief Development Officer

Portland, Ore., - Union Gospel Mission is pleased to announce that David Farquhar has been named chief development officer of the organization.
David Farquhar had served as Development Director at Northwest Medical Teams, now Medical Teams International, before leaving to help found and serve as President of Mission Increase Foundation.

"By adding Dave to our team we're harvesting years of wisdom and collaboration in the field of development. Dave is an amazing leader who will propel Union Gospel Mission (UGM) forward to build on the growth we've been experiencing in our ability to help the hungry and addicted and to reach a new and outstanding level of compassionate help," said Bill Russell, Executive Director and President of Union Gospel Mission. "His faith, knowledge, focus and leadership skills are second-to-none."

"We all see the homeless on the streets every day and I am pleased to join Union Gospel Mission to impact homelessness in our community. Union Gospel Mission's LifeChange program is one the best in the nation at helping the addicted and broken, and I look forward to seeing many lives transformed," said Dave Farquhar.

David Farquhar will work with UGM staff, the Board of Directors and other key partners to fully implement a strategy that expands UGM's current funding base, and allows UGM's volunteers to better participate, engage and co-own the work of Union Gospel Mission. This work includes a homeless service program, which provides over 233,000 meals per year at the Mission's downtown location and the Mission's comprehensive and faith-based LifeChange recovery program, which serves men at the Mission's downtown location and women and children at the LifeChange Center for Women and Their Children in Beaverton.

About Union Gospel Mission: Union Gospel Mission's purpose is "Feeding the hungry, restoring the addict and loving our neighbor." Union Gospel Mission has been serving Portland since 1927. Union Gospel Mission provides meals and care for the homeless and operates LifeChange, a transformative recovery program for men, women and children. Contact Union Gospel Mission at 503-274-4483 or ugmportland.org and @ugmpdx.

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Change to - Canyon Creek Complex Update
Oregon State Fire Marshal - 08/20/15
Noted changes in this update include Fire Information Phone Numbers, Number of structures threatened, types of resources, a safety warning, and new Level 3 Evacuations and Level 1 Evacuations.

Canyon Creek Complex
Fact Sheet
August 20, 2015

Type of Incident: Wildfire
Cause: Lightning
Date of Origin: August 12, 2015
Location: One mile south of the towns of John Day and Canyon City, Oregon.
Types of Fuel: Timber with brush/grass understory and areas of medium density logging slash.
Structures Threatened: 700+
Structures Damaged: 50+
Residences Destroyed: 36 (according to the Grant County Sheriff's Office)
Current Size: 53,876 acres
Percent Containment: 10%
Number of Personnel: 915
Types of resources: 5 Type 1 Crews, 15 Type 2 Crews, 4 Helicopter, 83 Engines, 15 Dozers, 6
Skidgines, 17 Water tenders

Safety: There will be increased fire traffic east of Seneca along the 16 to Logan Valley
Weather: A Red Flag Warning has been issued and will last through Friday. 36 hours of increased winds, Lower RH, Warmer temperatures.

Recent Activities:
Protected threatened homes on the fires southern edge.
Worked to limit spread to the SE where fire activity was highest.
After several days with lines on the NW perimeter holding fire managers have declared this fire 10% contained.
Hosted Governor Brown, USDA Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell, State Forester Doug Decker and
Oregon State Fire Marshal Jim Walker
An ODF Contingency initial attack group has been added to the Canyon Creek Complex firefighting efforts. This group will assist the team's current divisions with suppression on private lands. This group will also be available for initial attack assignments for the ODF John Day Unit. A total of 6 ODF engines, 3 ODF five-person crews, 3 contract dozers, 1 contract skidgine, and 4 ODF overhead. A total of 37 people are tied these resources.
Received additional resources, including 3 additional interagency Hotshot Crews. Currently 915 total personnel are working on this incident .

Planned actions include:
Send additional resources to the fires southern flank.
A Fire Public Information Officer will be available at the post office in Seneca from 1pm-5pm
Closely monitor weather to determine the best distribution of firefighting resources.
A public meeting will be held tonight at 5:30 pm in the Grant Union high school Old Gym.
Continue to monitor and work the fire perimeter, especially near structures to limit fire spread.

Evacuation Update on Canyon Creek Complex
Thursday, August 20, 2015, 8 a.m. update

Level 3 Evacuations:
NEW: The area west of County Road 62, south of the forest boundary (MP 12) and north of Forest Road 16 to the junction of FR 15/16 is in a level 3 evacuation. The Strawberry Mountain Wilderness remains in a closure. CR 62 and the 16 are open for through travel, at this time.
South from Dog Creek to Little Dog Creek will stay closed and under a Level 3 evacuations
Upper end of Pine Creek from the road closure near the rock pit will remain under a Level 3 evacuation.
Canyon Creek, from the fire perimeter north at Canyon City, south to the 15, 16 junction will remain under a Level 3 evacuation.

Level 2 Evacuations:
Adam Marysville
Eagle Peak Gardner Ranch
Pineview Buckhorn
Edgewood Little Pine
Rebel Hill Both sides of Izee Road from Hwy 395 to the Mike Moore Ranch
Lower Pine Creek from the rock pit to Highway 26.

NEW Level 1 Evacuation: Seneca

Road Closures:
Hwy. 395 remains closed
Marysville from Hwy. 395 to Dog Creek and the junction of Hwy. 26 is CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC. Only homeowners will be able to access that portion of the road. Homeowners on the lower Little Canyon Mountain Trail area can also access their homes.
The 15 road remains closed.

Evacuation level definitions:
LEVEL 1: A Level 1 Evacuation means "BE READY" for potential evacuation.
LEVEL 2: A Level 2 Evacuation means "BE SET" to evacuate.
LEVEL 3: A Level 3 Evacuation means "GO" Evacuate now, leave immediately

Email Address: canyoncreekcomplex@gmail.com
Inciweb: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4495/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CanyonCreekFireOregon
Twitter: @CanyonCreekFire #CanyonCreekComplex
Woman Stabs Man in Neck in Old Town - Victim Expected to Survive Injuries (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/20/15
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On Thursday August 20, 2015, at 5:57 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Northwest 6th Avenue and Irving Street on the report of a stabbing.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and contacted the victim, 46-year-old Mark Camp, who told police that he was waiting outside the Bud Clark Commons/Transition Projects for it to open when he got into an argument with a the female suspect, who was sleeping on the ground.

Camp told police that the suspect stabbed him in the back of the neck with a small pocket knife, causing injury. The suspect then left the area on foot.

Camp was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to a non-life-threatening injury.

The suspect is described as a Native American female, 40 to 50 years old, 5'5" to 5'7" tall, heavy build, with long salt and pepper hair, wearing a white t-shirt and a Chicago Bulls baseball hat.

Officers checked the neighborhood but did not locate the suspect.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Assault detectives at 503-823-0400, reference case #15-285888.

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Willamina Creek Fire Update
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/20/15
Willamina Creek Fire Update

Oregon Department of Forestry Team

West Oregon District - Dallas Unit



Fire Information number: (503) 934-8153





August 20, 2015

10:00 am



Special Message:

The Oregon Department of Forestry would like to urge everyone to be extremely careful with fire during this period of critical fire danger. Know the fire restrictions where you live and where you recreate and exercise extreme caution when you're in the forest. Everyone has a role in preventing the next fire.



Current Situation:

The Willamina Creek fire started at approximately 5:00 pm on August 19 on land protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry. The fire is currently estimated to be about 100 acres and is burning in heavy fuels on private and BLM timberland. Resources from the Oregon Department of Forestry's West Oregon District were assisted last night by resources from Sheridan, Amity, West Valley, Dundee, Dayton and McMinnville. Two helicopters and 3 SEATs (Single Engine Air Tankers) also assisted ground operations. Today crews will work to continue building line with bulldozers and by hand working towards building line around the fire's perimeter.



Weather and Fire Behavior:

Today's weather is predicted to be cooler with higher humidity than yesterday which fire managers hope will assist crews with making progress on the fire. The forecast calls for temperatures to be 74-81 degrees and 36-50% humidity today.



Fire Statistics



Location: approx. 9 miles north of Willamina, OR

Percent contained: 5%

Size: 100 acres (estimated)

Cause: under investigation

Start Date: 8/19/15



Wildland resources assigned to the fire include: 7 hand crews, 5 engines, 4 dozers, 16 water tenders, and overhead personnel.



Air resources: 1 Type 2 helicopter



Total personnel: 191



Evacuations and closures:

Four cabins along East Creek Road are under a Level 3 evacuation. Willamina Creek Road and East Creek Road are closed north of the junction with Coast Creek Road



Places to get information:



ODF Fire Blog - wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/

Facebook - www.facebook.com/oregondepartmentofforestry

Twitter - twitter.com/ORDeptForestry







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Red Cross Recovery Services in Central Oregon (Photo)
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/20/15
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JOHN DAY, Ore. - American Red Cross volunteers are shifting their disaster response efforts to focus on recovery services today for individuals and families affected by the devastating wildfires.

With evacuations in Warm Springs moved to Level 1, Red Cross will close the shelter there, at about 2 p.m., after lunch has been served. The shelter in Baker City is closed. Red Cross volunteers continue to provide disaster recovery services with affected residents.

The shelter in Mt. Vernon has also closed and Red Cross services have moved to the Church of Latter Day Saints (26 John Day Hwy). Information and resources are available there until 7 p.m. today. Client recovery meetings will take place from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

In addition, Red Cross representatives on site at the multi-agency resource center from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at John Day H.S.


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Fourth Annual Portland Mini Maker Faire at OMSI Celebrates Creativity: New Marquee Activities Combine with Returning Favorites to Take Over OMSI's Entire Campus, Making the Event Bigger - and Better - Than Ever!
OMSI - 08/20/15
PORTLAND, Ore. (Aug. 14, 2015) - In what has become a Portland tradition, OMSI will present the fourth-annual Portland Mini Maker Faire, a family-friendly showcase of creativity and cool DIY technology taking place on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 12 and 13, from 10 a. m. to 5 p.m. To celebrate the opening of the Tilikum Crossing and the new OMSI Max station, new activities will combine with returning favorites to create an event that will take over OMSI's entire campus.

Among the anticipated highlights:

Cyclecide, a pedal-powered carnival that has been featured at such high-profile festivals as Burning Man, Seattle's Bumbershoot and Coachella
Walking Beast, a giant walking "spider" (and another festival favorite!) that took more than 6,000 hours for its Maker to develop.
Clock Ship Tere, which from the distance looks like a land pirate ship, but upon closer inspection features the gears that make the ship come alive. Designed by Andy Tibbetts in Portland, the project, which most recently was featured in Boca Raton, Fla., functions not only as a work of interactive art, but as a way to explore mechanical principles.
Intel's Team McFly's flying Delorean, which flew 68 feet and earned the team a second place finish at RedBull Flugtag 2015
Innovation Stage, with confirmed speakers that include LAIKA, Intel and R2D2 Builders
Workshops and activities in all six of OMSI labs
More than 140 Makers, including returning favorites such as the Tesla Coil, R2D2s, Yarn Car and 3D printing

Exhibits, talks, demonstrations and performances will bridge arts, crafts, science and engineering. Hands-on activities are designed to inspire and stimulate the Maker within.

"It's easy to see why the city of Portland has been a leader in the Maker movement, since the concept of grassroots innovation perfectly dovetails with our culture and citizens," said Andrea Edgecombe, OMSI events director. "Every year the demand leads our event to grow with more amazing makers and projects, leading to this year's event which will take over the entire campus with a number of new, marquee exhibits."

The Portland Mini Maker Faire is presented by OMSI and Intel, supported by ESCO, OSH Park, Microsoft and Albina Community Bank, and in partnership with Make: Magazine. It celebrates the Maker movement and brings together Makers of all fields with the goal of supporting grassroots innovation in the community.

Makers of all ages and backgrounds range from tech enthusiasts to crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists, science clubs, students, authors, homesteaders, garage tinkerers and even commercial exhibitors. Maker Faire's mission is to entertain, inform, connect and inspire these Makers and aspiring Makers.

OMSI invited anyone who embraces the do-it-yourself (or do-it-together) spirit and aspires to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience.

The Portland Mini Maker Faire's 140 exhibitors will run the gamut from demonstrations of 3D printers, a ping-pong ball launcher and flying robots; to rocket-making, sustainable art and much more.

Visitors can watch demonstrations of everything from historic European martial arts to augmented reality and get hands on with projects that include superhero masks; laser cut shapes; circuits made from conductive and insulating dough; leather making silk painting; etched glass; 3D photography; lighted jewelry made from metal, glass, crystals and LEDs; and a variety of upcycled art projects.

"Maker Faire is an excellent way to get students excited about making things, innovating, and engaging with technology and engineering outside of the classroom," said Jill Eiland, public affairs director at Intel. "Intel is a proud supporter of the Maker Movement nationally, and we are pleased to help bring the Mini Maker Faire to Portland."

Other selected demonstrations from the broad array being presented include:

A Tesla Coil producing one million-volt, blue corona and arc discharges spanning five to six feet.

HAM Radio, which will allow visitors to talk to people around the country and world. Find out why this old-fashioned technology is still crucial: amateur radio works long after cell and telephone systems fail.

The Cupcake Mobile, built here locally after the artist saw one at Burning Man.

Supersonic ping pong ball launcher, modeled after the Mythbusters one, which uses vacuum and compressed air to launch a ping-pong ball faster than the speed of sound.

Da Vinci Days Kinetic Sculptures, used in the "Kinetic Challenge," a two-day race that covers a 10-mile course over roads, through mud, sand and on water.

Artosaur, an interactive, mechanically living public art project.

Portland State University's welding research department will be showcasing precision robot welding.

Intel(R) Galileo and Edison development board, which bring STEM projects to life - from programming a text-based digital pet to learning how to track your electricity and water use using a web-enabled platform.

The R2D2 Builders Club provides realistic replicas of astromech droids from the Star Wars films that are often used by Lucasfilms for official events, movie premieres, commercials and red carpet appearances.

The event will take place throughout OMSI. Admission details:

Regular admission: $15 adults, $10 youth (3-17) and seniors (63+).
Two-day passes are available for $25 adults, $15 youth and seniors
OMSI members receive 50% off all tickets.

A food cart pod will be serving up local food and flavor, with beer and wine available at the bar and a Bridgeport Beer Garden.

Portland Mini Maker Faire would not be possible without the support of presenting sponsor Intel and supporting sponsors ESCO, OSH Park, Microsoft, and Albina Community Bank. It is presented in partnership with Make: Magazine.

For more information on the many participants, visit www.makerfaireportland.com.

About OMSI
Founded in 1944, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is one of the nation's leading science museums, a world-class tourist attraction, and an award-winning educational resource for the kid in each of us. OMSI is located at 1945 SE Water Avenue, Portland, OR 97214. For general information, call 503.797.4000 or visit www.omsi.edu.

About Maker Faire
Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth--a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. It's a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.

The inaugural Maker Faire was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2013 celebrated its eighth annual Bay Area event with some 120,000 people in attendance. As Maker Faire has grown in popularity and relevance, additional flagship faires were launched in 2010 in Detroit and New York City. Community-driven, independently produced Mini Maker Faire events inspired by Maker Faire are now being produced around the United States and the world, including here in Portland.

About MAKE Magazine
MAKE is the first magazine devoted entirely to Do-It-Yourself (DIY) technology projects. MAKE unites, inspires, informs, and entertains a growing community of resourceful people who undertake amazing projects in their backyards, basements, and garages. MAKE celebrates your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your will.

Portland Mini Maker Faire is independently organized and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc.

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MESD Board Regular Session Meeting 8-21-15 at 5:00 p.m.
Multnomah ESD - 08/20/15
The Multnomah Education Service District Board of Directors will meet in Regular Session on Friday, August 21, 2015 immediately following the Executive Session which starts at 4:30 p.m. at the main headquarters, 11611 NE Ainsworth Circle, Portland, Oregon 97220 in the Board Room.
The Red Cross responded to a single-family fire in Happy Valley, OR.
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/20/15
A single-family fire occurred in the 101000 block of SE 99Th Drive in Happy Valley.
A Red Cross Disaster Assistance Team responded.
Four adults and several pets were displaced.
Red Cross provided food, clothing, shoes, and information about recovery services.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness: Get informed, make a plan, build a kit and review your family's plan if there is a fire in your home. Know what to do before, during and after a home fire. This information and more is available at www.redcross.org or in a Prepare! Resource guide published by the American Red Cross Cascades Region. The guide can be downloaded at http://redcross.org/1zq8XVV6.
Everyone escapes early morning house fire in Happy Valley (Photo)
Clackamas Fire Dist. #1 - 08/20/15
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At 4:45 this morning Firefighters responded to a fully involved garage fire at 10167 SE 99th Dr.in Happy Valley. Upon arrival crews found the garage was fully involved and the fire had extended to the bedrooms above the attached garage. All of the occupants were out of the home so crews went to work knocking down the fire in the garage along with making entry into the home. The interior firefighters were able to contain the fire to the bedrooms and the fire was under control at 5:09.

Everyone got out of the home safely along with the families two dogs and a cat. Four cats are still unaccounted for and the Red Cross was on scene to help the family. The mother who was at home sleeping woke up when she heard the garage door open and she could smell smoke. She went and woke up her two teenage daughters and they exited the home immediately with the family pets that they could immediately find. They said they could hear the smoke alarms sounding as they were evacuating the home. There was a tent trailer smoldering in the garage and firefighters had to use a winch on the heavy rescue to remove it.

Remember to always have working smoke detectors in your home both outside and inside of all sleeping areas.


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Red Cross responds to a multi-family apartment fire in Salem
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/20/15
A multi-family fire occurred in the 3800 block of Liberty Road in Salem, OR.
A Red Cross Disaster Assistance Team responded.
The fire displaced two adults, two children and multiple pets.
Lodging, transportation assistance, and information about recovery services was provided.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness: Get informed, make a plan, build a kit and review your family's plan if there is a fire in your home. Know what to do before, during and after a home fire. This information and more is available at www.redcross.org or in a Prepare! Resource guide published by the American Red Cross Cascades Region. The guide can be downloaded at http://redcross.org/1zq8XVV6.
08/19/15
Red Cross responds to a multi-family apartment fire in Portland
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/19/15
A multi-family fire occurred in the 5000 block of SE 17th Avenue in Portland.
A Red Cross Disaster Assistance Team responded.
Four adults were displaced.
Food, clothing, lodging, comfort kits, and recovery information were provided.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness: Get informed, make a plan, build a kit and review your family's plan if there is a fire in your home. Know what to do before, during and after a home fire. This information and more is available at www.redcross.org or in a Prepare! Resource guide published by the American Red Cross Cascades Region. The guide can be downloaded at http://redcross.org/1zq8XVV6.
Portland Fire & Rescue Responded to an Apartment Fire
Portland Fire & Rescue - 08/19/15
Portland Fire & Rescue responded to a fire at 5148 SE 17th Ave this evening. The call came in at 8:15pm, and crews arrived within minutes. Initial reports were that there was smoke issuing out of one of the windows from an apartment on the first floor, and neighbors believed that no one was currently in the unit. It was also said that one person touched the door, felt that it was hot, and decided not to go in. Upon arrival fire fighters worked quickly to evacuate the tenants that were above and on either side of the unit on fire, while others swiftly knocked down the fire.

The fire was controlled and the incident was recalled at 8:35pm. A total of four people were displaced by the fire. No one was injured, and the tenants of the affected fire unit and the apartment above are being assisted by Red Cross.

The cause of the fire has yet to be determined, and any additional information will be updated when received.

It is important to remember that if there is smoke coming out around a door, leave it closed and find another way out. If you are unsure if there is a fire, before opening a door, feel the door knob with the back of your hand and then the door. If either is hot, leave it closed and find another way out.

Basic Info: 4 Engines, 2 Trucks, 1 Investigator, 1 PIO and 2 Chiefs responded to the call.
Centennial Neighborhood Deli Robbed at Gunpoint - Suspect Not Located
Portland Police Bureau - 08/19/15
On Wednesday August 19, 2015, at 9:48 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the Happy Deli, located at 2602 Southeast 162nd Avenue, on the report of an armed robbery.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the victim who told police that the suspect entered the deli, armed with a handgun, and demanded money. After obtaining and undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left and possibly got into a vehicle. The victim was not injured and no shots were fired during the robbery.

Several officers searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

The suspect is described as a white female in her 40s, wearing a hat, gray clothes, and had her hair in a ponytail.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Robbery detectives at 503-823-0405.

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Redmond Man Loses Life In Single Vehicle Crash - Jefferson County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 08/19/15
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On August 19, 2015 at about 10:15AM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of single vehicle crash on Hwy 97 near milepost 104 (near Culver).

Preliminary information indicates a 1997 Subaru Wagon was traveling southbound on Highway 97, when for unknown reasons it drifted out of it's lane and struck the beginning of a guardrail. The operator, Robert G TOPLIFF, age 36, of Redmond, was pronounced deceased on scene. The passenger, Allen P TOLER, age 29, of Salem, was transported to St. Charles Hospital in Madras with minor injuries.

Fatigue is being investigated as the primary contributing factor. OSP was assisted by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and Jefferson County Fire and Rescue. This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when it is available.


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Red Cross responds to single-family fire in Cave Junction
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/19/15
A single-family fire occurred in the 6000 block of Rockdale Road in Cave Junction.
A Red Cross Disaster Assistance Team responded.
The fire displaced one adult.
Food, clothing, lodging, comfort kit, and recovery information were provided.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness: Get informed, make a plan, build a kit and review your family's plan if there is a fire in your home. Know what to do before, during and after a home fire. This information and more is available at www.redcross.org or in a Prepare! Resource guide published by the American Red Cross Cascades Region. The guide can be downloaded at http://redcross.org/1zq8XVV6.
Board on Public Safety Standards and Training - Police Policy Committee Agenda
Oregon Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 08/19/15
The below meeting has been canceled for tomorrow due to lack of a quorum - as soon as the meeting is rescheduled an updated Flashnews message will be issued by DPSST. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Eriks Gabliks - Director - DPSST


BPSST POLICE POLICY COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULED
For Immediate Release
August 6, 2015
Contact: Mona Riesterer (503) 378-2431

Notice of Regular Meeting

The Police Policy Committee of the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training will hold a regular meeting at 10:00 a.m. on August 20, 2015. The meeting will be held in the Victor G. Atiyeh Boardroom at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem, Oregon. The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made before the meeting by calling the contact listed above.

Dial-in number: 888-273-3658 and Participant code: 4711910

If you dial-in for the meeting, please mute your phone unless you are addressing the group. Doing so will enable you to hear the meeting more effectively.

Agenda Items:
1. Minutes - May 21, 2015
Approve the minutes from the May 21, 2015 Police Policy Meeting

2. Curriculum Revision Request for Basic Police Regarding Intoxilyzer 8000 Presented by Ryan Keck and Theresa Plummer

3. OAR 259-008-0005, OAR 259-008-0010, OAR 259-008-0015, OAR 259-008-0020 - Senate Bill 239, Reserve Officer - Proposed Rule Change Presented by Sharon Huck

4. Bryan Lavigne, DPSST # 38491 Basic Police Certification, Request for Eligibility Determination Presented by Leon Colas

5. Thomas Kipp, DPSST # 20794 Basic, Intermediate, Advanced and Supervisory Police Certifications - Oregon State Police (Retired) Presented by Leon Colas

6. Brandon Hanes, DPSST #47632 Basic Police Certification - Salem Police Department Presented by Kristen Hibberds

7. Paul Rubenstein, DPSST #10756 Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Supervisory, Management and Executive Police Certifications - Cornelius Police Department (Retired) Presented by Kristen Hibberds

8. Law Enforcement Memorial Wall Nomination Deputy Gil Datan - Coos County Sheriff's Office Presented by Eriks Gabliks

9. Department Update

10. Next Police Policy Committee Meeting - November 19,2015 at 10:00 a.m.


# Background Information about the Board and Department #

The Board consists of 24 members representing city, county and state public safety professionals representing each of the disciplines (police, fire, 9-1-1, corrections, private security), and a private citizen appointed by the Governor. The current Board Chair is Chief Kent Barker of the City of Tualatin Police Department. The Board includes administrators as well as non-management representatives from statewide organizations. The Board represents more than 40,000 public safety professionals and establishes minimum standards for the training and certification of city, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security/private investigator providers, and makes determinations on waiver requests. The Board is supported by six policy committees and a number of sub-committees representing the public safety disciplines, which provide technical expertise and serve as vital links to public safety organizations. The Board operates in close partnership with the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST).

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) implements minimum standards established by the Board for training and certification of city, county, tribal and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security providers. DPSST provides training to more than 20,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem: certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and reviews and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the Board. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director of DPSST.
Cowlitz Sheriff Detectives arrest mother + daughter for lottery ticket theft, husband to turn himself in.
Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/19/15
Longview, Wash - Cowlitz Sheriff Deputies were contacted by Dave Brar, the owner of the Boondox Market at 4604 Ocean Beach Hwy in January of 2015. He reported catching an employee stealing thousands of dollars of lottery tickets. Store video also shows her husband and daughter in on the scheme. The employee, Wendy Anne Johnson, 55 years of Longview, and her husband, Rory D Johnson, 53 years, of Longview are seen on the video multiple times taking books of $20 scratch tickets from the register draw and scratching off the bar codes and then scanning them to see if they were winners and then cashing in the winners. The winning tickets were cashed in at the Boondox Market as well as at numerous other retailers in Southwest Washington by the Johnsons.

The investigation shows that Rory and Windy took over $27,400 worth of lottery tickets between December 2014 and January 2015. During the period while Wendy was employed in 2014, the store's lottery tickets consumption jumped up to $333,000 in 2014, compared to $173,950 in 2013 which was prior to Wendy's employment. The video also shows Wendy givng her daughter Carlie Marie Johnson, 21 years of Longview, free groceries and cash from the register till. Based on video, it is estimated that Wendy gave Carlie $3753.00 in cash and almost $1281 in groceries without paying for them. Rory also is estimated to have received $3,509 in cash. The total estimated loss between December of 2014 and January 20156 is at least $35,943. Carlie Johnson had previously worked at the store as well.

Wendy and Carlie were booked in to the Cowlitz County Jail on Organized Retail Theft 1St Degree, no bail. Rory Johnson has spoken with detectives and said he will turn himself in tomorrow morning [August 20th, 2015].


The Washington State Lottery Commission provided an investigator who worked closely with Cowlitz Sheriff Detectives on the case.

We have no pictures to release.

Questions regarding the court appearances should be directed to the Cowlitz County Court.
PHOTO RELEASE: Oregon Army National Guard supports fire suppression efforts (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 08/19/15
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HH-60M Blackhawk helicopter pilot, Warrant Officer One, Matthew Munson with Charlie Company, 7-158th Aviation, Oregon Army National Guard, conducts pre-flight checks before take off in support of fire suppression efforts in Baker County, August 5. The Blackhawk helicopter is equipped with a "bambi bucket" which carries approximately 500 gallons of water and can be dumped on specific locations at the request of fire fighting ground crews. Three Oregon Army National Guard HH-60M Blackhawk helicopters have been working out of the Baker City Helibase since Monday to support ground firefighting crews on four separate fires in the area. Photo by Sgt. Tianna Waite, 41 Infantry Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs.

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HH-60M Blackhawk helicopter crew chief Sgt. Jerod Clevenger with Charlie Company, 7-158th Aviation, Oregon Army National Guard, keeps an eye on the sky, watching for other aircraft working in their area of the El Dorado Fire, August 18. The Blackhawk helicopter is equipped with a "bambi bucket" which carries approximately 500 gallons of water. Three Oregon Army National Guard HH-60M Blackhawk helicopters have been working out of the Baker City Helibase since Monday to support ground firefighting crews on four separate fires in the area. Photo by Sgt. Tianna Waite, 41 Infantry Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs.

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HH-60M Blackhawk helicopter crew chief Sgt. Jerod Clevenger with Charlie Company, 7-158th Aviation, Oregon Army National Guard, drops 500 gallons of water on a target at the request of firefighting ground crews, August 18. The Blackhawk helicopter is equipped with a "bambi bucket" which carries approximately 500 gallons of water. Three Oregon Army National Guard HH-60M Blackhawk helicopters have been working out of the Baker City Helibase since Monday to support ground firefighting crews on four separate fires in the area. Photo by Sgt. Tianna Waite, 41 Infantry Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs.

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HH-60M Blackhawk helicopter crew chief Sgt. Jerod Clevenger with Charlie Company, 7-158th Aviation, Oregon Army National Gaurd, conducts pre-flight checks before take off in support of fire suppression efforts in Baker County, August 18. The Blackhawk helicopter is equipped with a "bambi bucket" which carries approximately 500 gallons of water and can be dumped on specific locations at the request of fire fighting ground crews. Three Oregon Army National Guard HH-60M Blackhawk helicopters have been working out of the Baker City Helibase since Monday to support ground firefighting crews on four separate fires in the area. Photo by Sgt. Tianna Waite, 41 Infantry Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs.


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MESD Board Executive Session 8-21-15 at 4:30 p.m.
Multnomah ESD - 08/19/15
The Board of Directors will meet in Executive Session at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, August, 21 2015 in the Board Room at the main headquarters, 11611 NE Ainsworth Circle, Portland, Oregon 97220. This Executive Session is called under: ORS 192.660(2)(e): To conduct deliberations with persons designated by the governing body to negotiate real property transactions; ORS 192.660(2)(h): To consult with counsel concerning the legal rights and duties of a public body with regard to current litigation or litigation likely to be filed; Directly following the Executive Session, the Board will meet in Regular Session.
MESD Semi-Annual Board Planning Session
Multnomah ESD - 08/19/15
The Multnomah Education Service District Board of Directors will meet on Friday, August 21, 2015 for their Semi-Annual Board Planning Session at 12:00 p.m. in room 346 at the main headquarters, 11611 NE Ainsworth Circle, Portland, Oregon 97220. Immediately following the Board will hold an Executive Session at approximately 4:30 p.m. followed by a Regular Session at approximately 5:00 p.m.
Wheatland Ferry Operator Arrested for Theft of Fare Monies ***Updated Photo*** (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/19/15
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On August 18th, Kaci Lynn Clark, age 28, of Independence was issued a criminal citation for the crime of Theft II. The investigation that began on July 28th of this year was kicked off after staff began noticing discrepancies in the deposits of ferry monies received from the usage of the Wheatland Ferry.

After discovering the discrepancies Ms. Clark was placed on administrative leave and Detectives with the Marion County Sheriff's Office were called in to investigate. Detectives believe Ms. Clark was collecting the fee, not recording the vehicle and pocketing the money. The investigation into the case is still ongoing and additional theft charges may be added. The Sheriff's Office does not anticipate any further releases regarding this case and there is no image of Ms. Clark available for release. Information regarding the ferry, its location and fees can be found at http://www.co.marion.or.us/PW/ferries/ .

The updated photo was taken in 2012 during a period of high water.


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Oregon Dept. of Forestry fire update - Aug. 19, 2015
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/19/15
This is a summary update; actual fire updates and other fire-related information is posted to the ODF Wildfire Blog. You can also find ODF on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates and stories from the front lines.

"Your help is critical in preventing the next wildfire." Oregon's State Forester Doug Decker calls on Oregonians to keep the next fire from starting. See the video at https://youtu.be/evoV67OztLU. Read the State Forester's statement.

As Oregonians and others throughout the Pacific Northwest continue to experience some of the most severe fire conditions in memory, ODF and its partners are managing the fires affecting ODF-protected lands. Two of the agency's three Incident Management Teams are deployed - one to the 25,324-acre Stouts Creek Fire in Douglas County, a human-caused fire that started on July 31, and one that was deployed last Friday to the 20,600-acre Eldorado Fire in Baker and Malheur counties; while one remains available for extended attack on ODF-protected lands, as needed. Across Oregon, 12 incident management teams are deployed to nine large fires, including structural firefighters from across the state, and teams from throughout and outside of the Pacific Northwest.

Fire agencies were alerted to the possibility of dry lightning and wind at the end of last week, and planned and prepared for it. The result, though, due to a combination of factors that are not surprising to anyone - a drought that stretches across most of the state, low fuel moistures, dry weather - is the 315,000-plus acres burning today across Oregon. "Friday was a very unusual day for ODF," remarked ODF Incident Commander John Buckman. "Over 50,000 acres of ODF-protected lands burned in one day, a figure not seen in recent history."

ODF and partner organizations and agencies continue to take the measures necessary to protect Oregon's forests - from no longer allowing campfires even in designated locations as well as prohibiting all off-highway vehicles not on maintained roads in both the Tillamook and Clatsop State Forests, to today's ban implemented by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department on all campfires in Oregon's state parks - including beaches, and the Governor's announcement this afternoon of activating the Oregon National Guard for training of 125 National Guard ground forces to assist with large fires in Oregon.

ODF and its partner private protection associations are also being aggressive with initial attack - a strategy that has resulted over the past several years in suppressing 97 percent of all fire starts to 10 acres or less. From a 1/10th-acre fire in Douglas County on Tuesday due to a downed power line where the Douglas Forest Protective Association and other local fire agencies responded, to a recent fire start in Lake County where ODF provided mutual aid to the local rural fire district and stopped a fire, that threatened ODF-protected lands, from burning structures, as well as advancing further. Day-in and day-out - even during and despite this extreme fire situation - at ODF offices throughout Oregon, personnel and resources continue to respond and do the work that is needed to protect Oregon's forests.

Protecting Oregon's forestlands remains ODF's primary mission - and one in which every employee is somehow engaged. Decker asks all Oregonians to engage, as well. "We should recognize that this is not business as usual. Our current situation necessitates a different type of approach, and involves setting difficult priorities. Fire escalation on the east side is unlike anything we've seen before, and the magnitude is significant. At the moment we have limited extended attack resources," added Decker. "Oregonians need to be even more vigilant about preventing wildfires because the state can't afford any more human-caused fires."

FIRE FACTS
ODF Central Oregon District - John Day Unit
Canyon Creek Complex | 8/12/15 | one mile south of John Day and Canyon City | 48,201 acres | 0% contained | 649 personnel | Lightning | Great Basin IMT 1 (IC Lund/Oregon State Fire Marshal Red Team (IC Walker) |
More Information: Joint Information Center: 541-820-3643 or 541-820-3633 | http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4495/ | www.fs.usda.gov/malheur | www.facebook.com/MalheurNationalForest | www.facebook.com/pages/Great-Basin-National-Incident-Management-Team-1/1395232140691247 | www.twitter.com/MalheurNF | canyoncreekcomplex@gmail.com | #canyoncreekcomplex |

ODF Northeast Oregon District - Baker Sub-Unit
Eldorado Fire | 8/14/15 | 5 miles southeast of Unity | 20,601 acres |35% contained |348 personnel | Under investigation |ODF IMT 3 (IC Smith) |
More information: Baker County, Oregon Joint Information Center (JIC): 541-523-2905 | http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4502/ | www.facebook.com/ElDoradoFire2015 | eldoradofire2015@gmail.com |#EldoradoFire |

Cornet-Windy Ridge Complex | 8/10/15 | 10 miles east of Unity | 103,540 acres | 45% contained | 675 personnel | Lightning | Southwest IMT (IC Ruggiero)
More Information: Baker County, Oregon Joint Information Center: 541-523-2905 | http://inciweb/nwcg.gov/incident/4478/ | www.facebook.com/CornetFire | bakerjointinfo@gmail.com

Eagle Complex | 8/10/15 | 16 miles northeast of Baker City | 3,055 acres |0% contained | 204 personnel | Lightning | Rocky Mountain Black IMT (IC Greer).
More information: Baker City Joint Information Center (JIC): (541) 523-2905 | http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4481/ | www.facebook.com/pages/Rocky-Mountain-Area-Incident-Management-Team-Black/341078999367545 | bakerjointinfo@gmail.com

Douglas Forest Protective Association (DFPA)
Stouts Fire |7/30/15 | 11 miles east of Canyonville near Milo | 25,324 acres | 74% contained | 1,010 personnel | Human | ODF IMT 2 (IC Cline) / U.S. Forest Service (IC Mike Wilde) |
More information: Phone: 541-825-3724 | http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4426/ | www.facebook.com/StoutsFire www://twitter.com/StoutsFire | #StoutsFire

Cable Crossing Fire | 7/28/15 | 6 miles east of Glide | 1,857 acres | 90% contained | 50 personnel | Under investigation | DFPA
More information: Phone: 541-817-7186 | http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4424/ | www.facebook.com/DouglasForestProtectiveAssociation |www.twitter.com/DouglasFPA

OTHER FIRE INFORMATION
For information on wildfires on all jurisdictions in Oregon, view:
the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center website, or
the national Incident Information System site.

Online and social media resources:
department's web site
department's blog for news on wildfires statewide and provides current fire statistics.
Southwest Oregon District blog with district specific wildfire info, and follow the Twitter feed covering fires as they occur.
Douglas Forest Protective Association website, Facebook Page and Twitter feed.
Blue Mountain Interagency Wildfire blog for news on wildfires in the Blue Mountains (northeast Oregon)
ODF Forest Grove District's Fire blog with district-specific wildfire information
ODF Central Oregon District's Twitter feed
Keep Oregon Green website, Facebook page and Twitter feed

OTHER INFORMATION
ODOT Tripcheck
Evacuation - Ready, Set, Go!
Wildfire Smoke

FIRE STATISTICS
Fire statistics can be accessed from the ODF Wildfire Blog and the ODF website. When personnel are heavily engaged in firefighting activities, the latest information may not always appear in the statistics.

ABOUT THIS UPDATE
This update provides information primarily about fires on Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands involving fires 10 acres or larger. ODF provides fire protection primarily on private and state-owned forestland, and Bureau of Land Management forestlands west of the Cascades, and also works closely with partner firefighting agencies.

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***UPDATE WITH PHOTOS*** PF&R is responding to a commercial fire at 4400 NE 148th Ave. (Photo)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 08/19/15
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Portland Fire was dispatched to report of a commercial fire at 11:55 this afternoon. Upon arrival crews found a metal polishing business on fire. A worker was doing some cutting on a dust collection hopper with a circular saw, which threw sparks that ignited nearby combustibles. Particulate suspension of flammable material inside the hopper created a small dust explosion, according to nearby workers.

And employee of the business attempted to extinguish the fire using two large dry-chem fire extinguishers. This likely reduced the amount of damage overall by keeping the fire and check until firefighters could arrive.

Firefighters worked to gain access to the fire, which was hidden in the roof structure and a system of ventilation ducts that carries the dust from inside the shop to an outside collection system.

This business has approximately 15 full-time employees, but there is not expected to be a loss of jobs or production due to the fire being contained to one area of the building by firefighters. The blower system is expected to take several weeks to repair.

All occupants were evacuated. One firefighter sustained minor a minor eye injury from debris.

Portland Fire & Rescue reminds everyone to be very cautious during cutting or welding operations that can emit sparks or other hot materials.

Photos courtesy of Dick Harris Photography

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@PDXFire: Fire crews are responding to a commercial fire at 4400 NE 148th Ave.

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FBI Media On-Call
FBI - Oregon - 08/19/15
Until Monday, August 31st, media should utilize the FBI on-call pager for assistance. That number is (503) 208-6241.

Thank you!
Fire restrictions increase in Clatsop County
Clatsop Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/19/15
PRESS RELEASE

Fire restrictions increase in Clatsop County

August 19, 2015

Contact:
Oregon Department of Forestry, Astoria District
Dan Goody/Neal Bond
(503) 325-5451 (503) 338-0803 cell
dan.b.goody@oregon.gov
neal.bond@oregon.gov

Clatsop County Sheriff's Office
Sheriff Tom Bergin
(503) 325-8635 (503) 791-0072 cell
tbergin@co.clatsop.or.us


Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation
Mike Stein/Teri Wing
(503) 861-3170
mike.stein@oregon.gov
teri.wing@oregon.gov

Clatsop County Fire Defense Board
Jeff Golightly, Fire Chief, LCFD
(503) 325-4192 (503) 298-9348 cell
lewisclarkfire@gmail.com


State and County officials in Clatsop County are stepping up restrictions on recreational activities in the County due to record low fuel moistures and the high wildfire danger. Effective at 1:00 am August 20, all open flames will be prohibited on all lands in Clatsop County. This ban applies to all public and private property, the entire Clatsop State Forest, Clatsop County Parks, and all properties owned and managed by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department including ocean shores. Camp fire permits and burn barrel permits that have been issued by the Oregon Department of Forestry and Rural Fire Departments are rescinded until further notice.

Open fires are already banned outside of designated sites and campgrounds, including campfires, charcoal fire, cooking fires and warming fires. Use of wood-burning devices, used in conjunction with temporary dwellings, including tents and trailers, is prohibited. Portable cooking stoves using liquefied or bottled fuels are allowed.

This ban is in effect until further notice. There will be another notice sent out when the ban is lifted. We appreciate you help and cooperation during this time of critical fire danger.

For more information call the Astoria Office of the Oregon Department of Forestry, the Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation, Clatsop County Sheriff's Office or the Clatsop County Fire Defense Board.


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Fire Bans widen for Tillamook County
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/19/15
he Oregon Department of Forestry issued this news release today.

Fire Bans widens for Tillamook County

August 19, 2015

Contact:
Ed Wallmark
503-842-2545
Edward.H.Wallmark@oregon.gov

Due to extreme fire conditions statewide and elsewhere around the region, local officials are banning campfires throughout Tillamook County effective immediately.

Campfire permits that have been issued by the Oregon Department of Forestry and rural fire departments are rescinded until further notice. This ban applies to the entire Tillamook State Forest, Tillamook County Parks, Bureau of Land Management lands, all properties owned and managed by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department including ocean shores, and ODF protected public and private lands.

This means NO
Campfires (prohibited even in established fire rings/pits
Cooking fires (including charcoal and briquettes)
Tiki torches
Candles
Sky Lanterns

Campers may continue to use portable cooking stoves using liquefied or bottled fuels where permitted, with extreme caution.
In addition, the public is reminded that a campfire ban is already in place for Siuslaw National Forest lands east of Highway 101.


Your cooperation and efforts are greatly appreciated during this period of extreme fire danger. As many fire managers have reemphasized across the region, "we don't need any more fires on the landscape." This closure will be monitored closely and when conditions warrant, the campfire ban will be lifted.
Linn Sheriff Encourages Emergency Preparedness
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 08/19/15
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley announces his office will be participating in two national preparedness events this fall and encourages Linn County residents to participate as well.

The first event is America's PrepareAthon day which culminates National Preparedness month on September 30. The PrepareAthon will provide individuals, communities, and organizations with action-based guidance to practice the steps necessary to stay safe during a disaster or emergency and to understand community plans, including alerts, evacuation, and sheltering.

The second event will be the Great Oregon ShakeOut in October. Millions of people worldwide will practice how to drop, cover, and hold-on at 10:15 a.m. on October 15. The Great Oregon ShakeOut is an annual opportunity to practice how to be safe during earthquakes. The ShakeOut has been organized to encourage, review, and update emergency preparedness plans and supplies, and to secure your space in order to prevent damage and injuries. Participating in both of these events will help individuals and businesses gain a better understanding of how to properly prepare for earthquakes and other natural disasters.

The Linn County Sheriff's Office is responsible for the County's Emergency Management program. We know that an emergency or disaster can happen at any time. Floods, earthquakes, wind storms and forest fires are all emergencies we need to be prepared for.

The Sheriff recommends businesses, schools, churches, neighborhoods, as well as every individual, plan, prepare and train for a potential disaster. During a major disaster all emergency responders will be inundated. Depending on the circumstances, help could be hours or days away. Being prepared as a citizen will increase your chances of survival in a disaster or emergency.

Visit www.ready.gov to see the recommended items to include in a basic emergency supply kit. The Oregon office of Emergency Management also has information for preparedness and the Great Oregon Shake Out at www.oregon.gov/omd/oem.

For additional information or help in planning for a disaster contact Emergency Manager Staff Sergeant Joe Larsen at Jlarsen@linnsheriff.org.
New leadership at Centennial High School
Centennial Sch. Dist. - 08/19/15
Bachelorsdents return to Centennial High School on Wednesday, September 9, two new administrators will greet them. Mairi Scott-Aguirre, interim principal, and Laura Scully, Assistant Principal.

Scott-Aguirre was hired over the summer to replace Kevin Ricker, who left the district the end of June for a position as director of secondary education in Springfield, Oregon. Scott-Aguirre has a Bachelor's degree in chemistry and earned her teaching credential and taught high school science in California. For the last two decades she has held leadership positions in both private industry and high schools in Hillsboro and Reynolds. Scott-Aguirre is bilingual in English and Spanish.

The district will conduct a full hiring process to name a long-term principal at Centennial High School later in the school year, which will include input from staff and the community.

Scully has worked in the Centennial School District since 1993, most recently as an Instructional Coach at Centennial High School. She replaces Sarah Walker who accepted a district level position in the Hillsboro School District. Scully has a Bachelor's degree in biology from Oregon State University, a Masters in teaching and an Administrator License from Lewis and Clark College.

According to Superintendent Sam Breyer, "Centennial High School has made significant improvement in recent years. Our students now outperform the state on virtually every measure. This is a credit to the focus and dedication of the Centennial staff and our commitment to supporting all students to success. I'm confident progress will continue with the new leadership."
Longview Firefighters Extinguish Deck Fire 8/19/15 at (Photo)
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Longview firefighters were dispatched at 12:51 pm to a fire on an attached deck at 2914 Lilac Street, Longview. Neighbor Randy Greeley noticed the smoke from his home two houses away, and attacked the fire with a garden hose until firefighters arrived. Two occupants of the home were asleep and not aware of the fire until the first fire units arrived. Approximately 6'x6' of the deck was destroyed.

"Luckily, this fire was caught before it extended to the attached home a few feet away" said Longview Battalion Chief Kevin Taylor. "This fire had been smoldering for many hours, and could easily have spread to the residence and had a much different outcome."

The cause is attributed to discarded smoking materials. The Longview Fire Department reminds residents to properly dispose of smoking products.


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Marine Board's Clean Marina Program Expands, Facilities Re-Certify (Photo)
Oregon Marine Board - 08/19/15
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Oregon's Clean Marina Program has grown to a flotilla of 63, but that's just a scratch on the surface of the nearly 200 marinas that qualify for the Marine Board's free program. The goal of the program is to incorporate as many floating homes, moorages, boat yards, yacht clubs and marinas as possible, and have them certified as "clean." The Clean Marina designation ensures our waterways are clean for recreation and lets boaters know that facilities are doing their part to be stewards of our waters. No one wants to play in litter-fitted, oil-sheened, debris-laden water, let alone store their property (boats) in it.

The program has been around for over a decade, so the Marine Board is taking the program to the next level where facilities can show how they go "above and beyond" the standard best management practices by demonstrating gold star "Leadership Activities," that include enhancing upland areas by removing invasive plants and planting native species; mentoring a nearby facility toward Clean Marina Certification; participating in an Adopt-A-River event; or tracking an environmental aspect (such as electricity usage, safe electrical system monitoring, water usage, or solid waste generation/volume) and setting goals for facility improvement.

Three facilities were recently re-certified and expressed interest in achieving the gold star level in the future:
Big Eddy Marina - First certified in August 2008, located on the Columbia River (19609 NE Marine Drive). The facility has 85 boat slips and 65 floating home slips. Big Eddy Marina scored a 94% on their re-certification. The facility is very clean and well-maintained. Some highlights of their practices: No fertilizer or pesticides used on their landscaping; a parking lot made of pervious material to allow water infiltration into the ground (which minimizes runoff from the parking lot directly into nearby water); use of bilge socks in the storm drain catch basins to remove any oily water from entering the ground or waterways; and a fish cleaning station and pet waste baggies provided to their customers. In addition to their standard program checklist items, the facility also does routine testing of their electrical wiring to ensure there are no leaks, corrosion, or other dangerous issues. Electrical safety is an area that may become part of future Clean Marina checklists to ensure facilities are safe, so the Big Eddy Marina is setting a new standard for all facilities.

Columbia Ridge Marina - First certified in April 2007, located on the Columbia River (18525 NE Marine Drive). The facility has 50 floating home slips. Columbia Ridge Marina scored 100% on their re-certification visit. This facility and its tenants are great stewards of the environment, taking their status as a Clean Marina very seriously. In addition to adhering to the requirement of the Clean Marina program, Columbia Ridge encourages its residents to use non-toxic cleaners for house upkeep so nothing harmful enters the waterway. The upland areas are landscaped with native and edible plants and the parking lot design includes a bioswale drainage area that's designed to remove silt and pollution from surface runoff water. In addition, all of the old creosote timber was removed from the facility and replaced with docks made from recycled plastic, and the lighting system in the parking lot, and around the docks, are being replaced with energy-efficient LED lighting.

Oregon Yacht Club - First certified in May 2009, located on the Willamette River (6901 SE Oaks Park Way). The facility has 38 floating homes in its community. The residents of this community are also very dedicated to being good stewards of their river environment and have implemented many best practices to improve water quality beyond the Clean Marina Program requirements. Some highlights include: a well maintained upland area for garbage, recycling, and composting waste; routine monitoring and maintenance of the docks and floating homes to check for any issues, leaks, or litter; a "Going Green" guide suggesting environmentally-friendly products and actions that residents can use in their homes, gardens, and decks; oil spill response and emergency training for all residents twice a year; and installation of individual water meters for every floating home that has resulted in reducing their water usage -by half. The Oregon Yacht Club also conducted an extensive watershed re-vegetation effort, removing invasive plants from their upland areas and a habitat maintenance plan for the ecosystem in cooperation with the City of Portland who continues to monitor and preserve this area. This facility is a model that many other floating homes could benefit from.
When a facility earns the Clean Marina designation, they receive a special flag and logo to signify to boaters that the marina cares about water quality by doing their part to keep it clean. The voluntary program works to protect and improve local water quality by promoting the use of environmental practices on how to eliminate or reduce the input of polluting materials - such as oil, paint, cleaning chemicals, sewage, fish waste, and trash - into the environment. Clean Marina facilities receive free pollution prevention materials (such as a dockside oil spill response kit) and free training and technical assistance to improve their environmental performance. Each year, a Clean Marina does a self-evaluation to ensure best management practices are being implemented. Every three years the Marine Board re-certifies a Clean Marina to ensure the facility still meets the standards.

To learn more about the existing and pledged Clean Marina facilities' profiles, visit http://www.oregon.gov/OSMB/Clean/pages/certified_facilities.aspx.
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WSU Vancouver to host Australian multimedia artists Aug. 28
WSU Vancouver - 08/19/15
VANCOUVER, Wash. - Australian multimedia artists Roger Dean and Hazel Smith of the austraLYSIS ensemble will appear from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 28 at Angst Gallery in Vancouver. Titled "Sound Ideas: Computational Sound in Performance and Multimedia," the event is sponsored by the Creative Media and Digital Culture program at Washington State University Vancouver. Admission is free.

Dean, an internationally active composer/improviser/performer and researcher in music cognition, will discuss how the structural and cognitive aspects of music can suggest techniques for making and using music. He will illustrate a range of approaches to computational sound for multimedia through works by his ensemble, austraLYSIS. He will also address computational generative processes for making music focused on its structural and emotive aspects.

The talk will be followed by a performance featuring recent multimedia and sound and text works by Roger Dean and poet/intermedia artist Hazel Smith, including collaborations with CMDC professor Will Luers.

The program is part of the CMDC Visiting Artist Series, which brings digital media artists and scholars to Vancouver to present and discuss their work with the Vancouver community.

Angst Gallery is located at 1015 Main St. For information contact Luers: wluers@gmail.com, 503-975-3254.

About WSU Vancouver
As an urban campus of the Washington State University system, WSU Vancouver offers big-school resources in a small-school environment. The university offers affordable baccalaureate- and graduate-level education to benefit the people and communities of Southwest Washington. The only four-year research university in this corner of the state, WSU Vancouver helps drive economic growth in Southwest Washington through relationships with local businesses and industries, schools and nonprofit organizations.

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Deputies Wrapping Up Summer of Traffic Safety Operations (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/19/15
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The Sheriff's Office Traffic Safety Team is preparing to wrap up a summers worth of traffic safety events. Deputies have been working throughout the summer to help create a safe driving experience for our residents and visitors.

In the month of July, Deputies cited 568 speeding drivers, 37 uninsured motorists, 60 suspended drivers and arrested 21 drivers accused of DUII. All of these special events are funded by grants provided to us from our partners at the Oregon Department of Transportation and the Oregon State Sheriff's Association.

According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, in 2013 there were 313 fatal motor vehicle crashes in the State of Oregon, 95 of those fatal crashes were attributed to speed. It is because of statistics like these that the Sheriff's Office adds extra patrols to our roadways. Finishing up summer and heading into fall you can find us out in force and on our roadways on the dates listed below:

Labor Day Weekend 08/21 - 09/07
Intersection of Silverton and Lancaster 08/24 - 09/06
Sublimity Harvest Festival 09/11 - 09/13
Oktoberfest 09/17 - 09/20


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Fraud Alert: Scammers Calling People Saying they are Lottery Winners (Photo)
Crime Stoppers of Oregon - 08/19/15
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Crime Stoppers of Oregon has been made aware that several Portland area residents have received phone calls from a person claiming to represent "American Cash Award Sweepstakes & Lottery" and telling callers that they've won millions of dollars.

The scammers are telling callers that to receive the award, they need to send money for a "registry fee" to an address in Los Angeles.

Callers typically instruct the victims to purchase re-loadable cards and call them back with the numbers.

Similar scams have been reported in the past year where callers claim to be with a utility or other government agency.

These scammers will often target older community members and/or residents for whom English is a second language.

MoneyPak/Green Dot and Vanilla Reload have online tools to allow purchasers to request a refund if the scammer has not yet cashed the card.

For more information, please visit https://www.moneypak.com/refundrequest.aspx for MoneyPak/Green Dot and https://www.vanillareload.com/index.php/refund for Vanilla Reload.

If you fall victim to these scammers with financial loss, you are encouraged to file a report by calling your local law enforcement agency.

Tips to help avoid becoming a victim to this scam include:

Never give personal or financial information to an unsolicited caller or email.

Be suspicious of callers who demand immediate payment for any reason.

Utility companies and government agencies will never contact you for payment by GreenDot, MoneyPak or Vanilla Reload.

Remember that anyone who has the number on a prepaid card has access to the funds on your card.

Never wire money, provide debit or credit card numbers to a stranger.

If you receive a similar call, disconnect without providing any information or taking any instructions from the caller.

You may also file a complaint with the Oregon Department of Justice Consumer Protection Office via the Consumer Hotline at 1-877-877-9392 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or complete an online Consumer Complaint Form anytime at http://www.doj.state.or.us/consumer/Pages/complaint.aspx

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Campfires and open flames prohibited in all Oregon State Parks
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 08/19/15
(Updated with new contact telephone information for news media. Chris Havel, 503 986-0722)

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is prohibiting all campfires in Oregon State Parks and other properties owned and managed by the department beginning Aug. 19 at 10 a.m. The ban includes but is not limited to designated fire pits, tiki torches and candles. The ban also extends to fires on ocean beaches.

"Our goal is to avoid any accidental fires on OPRD property that would further tax limited firefighting resources," said MG Devereux, OPRD Deputy Director. "Most communities have sent local firefighters and equipment to help with wildfires throughout the state. An unintentional fire in a state park would add an unnecessary burden to firefighting efforts."

The state park ban doesn't apply to propane stoves and/or charcoal briquettes for cooking, but there may be local fire restrictions that do limit propane stoves and briquettes. Visitors planning a trip should check with park staff for the most current information, or by calling the state park information line at (800) 551-6949 or visiting www.oregonstateparks.org.

This ban will remain in effect for at least one week and will be re-evaluated based on fire status, weather, and guidance from state and local fire officials.
Keizer Fire District Board moves to pursue an Emergency Equipment Bond
Keizer Fire Dist. - 08/19/15
In November of 2015 Keizer Fire District will have a General Obligation Emergency Equipment Bond Measure on the ballot. On Tuesday evening at the Fire District Board meeting, the motion was passed to ask the citizens of Keizer for a small increase in their taxes to better serve them. Fire Chief Jeff Cowan stated, "We do the best to maintain our equipment and keep it in good working order, but time and wear are against us. We knew our fleet of engines and ambulances would have to be replaced, but we made the choice to pay off our station bond first and be financially responsible. Our priority is service and staffing, now we need to replace our equipment."
This bond will be at a lower starting rate than the Station Bond which began at $.20 (twenty cents)/$1,000 of assessed value. The amount decreased over time as local growth and new construction added to our Assessed Valuation on properties in Keizer. The station Bond will be paid off in February 2016.
If passed, the Emergency Equipment Bond would provide the funding to replace three engines, five medic units, one command vehicle, one rescue, one brush rig and have the 23 year old ladder refurbished. The equipment would be purchased over the course of the bond. Most of the purchases would occur within the first two years of the bond to replace the aging fleet. Currently two of the engines are over 20 years old and lack modern safety features to keep firefighters safe. All three of the ambulances need to be replaced due to age, wear, mileage and reliability. The rescue vehicle was taken out of service due to unreliability.
The proposed equipment bond has an estimated tax rate of $.14 (fourteen cents)/$1,000 of assessed value and will bring in approximately $6.2 million.
Red Cross Assists Families in Wildfire Recovery (Photo)
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/19/15
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John Day, Ore. - Red Cross relief efforts continue, turning to the recovery phase in impacted communities across Oregon where wildfires have destroyed more than 300,000 acres and dozens of homes and structures. Additional homes are without water or power as wildfires damaged local infrastructure.

This week, affected individuals and families are meeting with trained Red Cross volunteers in John Day, Warm Springs and Baker City and Jon Day to identify needs and begin their recovery process. The Red Cross is providing financial assistance to address immediate needs like clothing, food, and other basic necessities and where appropriate, relief supplies to support clean-up efforts, including shovels, rakes, work gloves, lanterns, coolers, etc. We are also working together with local and state community and faith-based organizations to provide ongoing support for the community impacted by the Canyon Creek Complex fire and the Cornet/Windy Ridge fire.

Red Cross service delivery by the numbers:
· More than 3,000 meals and snacks served at shelters and community meetings in impacted communities
· Reached more than 2,000 people with wildfire preparedness and safety information
· More than 70 Red Cross volunteers supporting Red Cross relief and recovery operations

Donations to the Red Cross enable trained volunteers to respond whenever, wherever there is a need to provide shelter, meals, recovery planning and emotional support. Contributions can be made by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or by visiting www.redcross.org.


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CORRECTION: Overnight Shooting in Northeast Portland's Montavilla Neighborhood - No Gunshot Victims (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/19/15
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The shooting occurred at 11:46 p.m., not a.m. as initially released.

The Bureau regrets the error.

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On Tuesday August 18, 2015, at 11:46 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the area of Northeast 72nd Avenue and Halsey Street. As officers were responding, a resident called 9-1-1 to report several gunshots were fired into his home.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the resident in the 1400 block of Northeast 72nd Avenue who told police he heard gunshots and found several bullet holes to the front of his home. Several rounds passed through the exterior walls and into the home, narrowly missing the victim.

The victim did not know why someone would be shooting at his home and there is no indication of any gang involvement.

There is no known motive for the shooting and no suspect information.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call the Detective Division at 503-823-0400, reference case #15-284327.

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Hillsboro Police Detectives Arrest Man for Theft by Deception (Photo)
Hillsboro Police Dept. - 08/19/15
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The Hillsboro Police Street Crimes Detectives have arrested DERRICK DESHAWN BOSS, age 37 for a craigslist scam involving bogus concert tickets.

On 08/18/15, at 7:00 PM, Hillsboro detectives were alerted by a victim of a theft of $300. whereby she had purchased tickets to an upcoming Kevin Hart show at the Moda Center after responding to a Craigslist ad. She arranged to meet the suspect, Derrick Boss in a parking lot and gave him the money for the 2 tickets. After checking the tickets she realized that they were bogus and called police.

Hillsboro detectives arranged to meet the suspect in a parking lot near 188th and Tanasborne Drive in Hillsboro to purchase tickets from him.

Boss came to the parking lot at the appointed time and police arrested him for 2 counts of Theft by Deception. He was lodged in the Washington County Jail on these charges.

Boss is from the Seattle area and is may have committed similar crimes in the Portland area. Detectives are interested in speaking with any other victims that may have been scammed by him. The public mat call Hillsboro detectives at 503 681 6175.

The public is advised to always purchase items and tickets from a trusted source.


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Canyon Creek Complex Update
Oregon State Fire Marshal - 08/19/15
Next community meeting: 5:30 pm Thursday at Grant Union High School's old gym

JOHN DAY, Ore. -The Canyon Creek Complex is currently estimated at 48,201 acres. It is the number one priority nationally for resources with approximately 649 personnel currently assigned to this incident.

Yesterday, firefighters set hose lines in the northeast corner of the fire as a contingency should winds shift and again push the fire towards homes located there. The fire burned very actively in the Vance Creek area during the morning, advancing toward a main powerline that is a priority resource to protect. Late in the afternoon, the fire advanced to the south and west of the Dry Soda Lookout area. The fire also backed into the Canyon Creek area, where firefighters successfully defended homes.

Today, firefighters will again concentrate work in these two areas in order to limit the fire's expansion and protect houses and private lands. Some priority areas today are around the Wickiup Campground and Road 3925 areas on the south side of the fire and the Fall Mountain area to the west.

Recent weather patterns are expected to continue. Afternoon northwest winds may generate increased fire activity and visible smoke throughout the area.

Oregon Department of Transportation crews will continue to work along the Highway 395 corridor removing hazardous trees and material on or near the roadway.

Due to successful work on the north end of the fire, the Grant County Sheriff's Office decreased evacuation levels from Level 3 to Level 2 in some areas on the north end of the Canyon Creek Complex fire yesterday. These changes are for residents of the affected areas only. The areas reduced to Level 2 are as follows:
Adam Marysville
Eagle Peak Gardner Ranch
Pineview Buckhorn
Edgewood Little Pine

Marysville from Hwy. 395 to Dog Creek and the junction of Hwy. 26 is CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC. Only homeowners will be able to access that portion of the road. Homeowners on the lower Little Canyon Mountain Trail area can also access their homes.

Areas remaining at Level 3:
South from Dog Creek to Little Dog Creek will stay closed and under a Level 3 evacuations
Upper end of Pine Creek from the road closure near the rock pit will remain under a Level 3 evacuation.
Canyon Creek, from the fire perimeter north at Canyon City, south to the 15, 16 junction will remain under a Level 3 evacuation.

Both sides of Izee Road from 395 to the Mike Moore Ranch remain at Level 2.

An American Red Cross shelter has been established at the Mt. Vernon Community Center at 640 Ingle Street.

The Red Cross is providing financial and relief services for displaced residents. Those wishing to make monetary donations can contact the American Red Cross Mountain River Chapter at redcross.org/cascades or in person at the shelter located on Ingle Street in Mt. Vernon. The Red Cross is opening a service center at the LDS Church in John Day from 1-4 p.m.

Closures
An emergency fire closure is in effect in the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness area. A copy of the closure order and map is available at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4495/ Forest Service personnel have assisted with escorting campers and other recreationalists out high-use areas, coordinating with Grant County Sheriff's Office and other local agencies to facilitate the closure.

Fire activity will likely have some affect on hunting, for more information contact-
http://www.dfw.state.or.us/resources/hunting/

Additional information on the Canyon Creek Complex can be found on Inciweb at: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4495/.

Please be advised of increased fire traffic and smoky conditions throughout the area. Forest officials ask that the public stay clear of all fire activities.

Additional fire information can be found at JDIDC - BICC sites online at: http://bicc-jdidc.org/index.shtml.

For more information on the Malheur National Forest, please visit us at www.fs.usda.gov/malheur, follow U.S. Forest Service- Malheur National Forest on Facebook, and follow @MalheurNF on Twitter for all the latest forest news.

To report a fire, contact the John Day Interagency Dispatch Center at 541-575-1321 or the Burns Interagency Communication Center at 541-573-1000.

Email Address: canyoncreekcomplex@gmail.com
Facebook: Great Basin National Incident Management Team 1
Inciweb: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4495/
Woodland Public Schools invites community to Grand Opening of new high school on Monday, August 31 (Photo)
Woodland Sch. Dist. - 08/19/15
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Wednesday, August 19, 2015-Woodland, WA-Woodland Public Schools invites and encourages the entire Woodland community to attend the Grand Opening and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony of the new Woodland High School on Monday, August 31, 2015 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the new high school located at 1500 Dike Access Road, Woodland, WA 98674.

Community members may arrive beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the entrance of the new Woodland High School. The program begins at 6:00 p.m. with an introduction by Superintendent Michael Green, the singing of the national anthem by the WHS Jazz Choir and Student Body President Jared Cloud will raise the new Woodland High School flag for the first time. Following the flag raising, School Board President Janice Watts will welcome all attendees and then the team involved in the school's design will cut the ribbon, officially opening the new school to the public.

Attendees will gather in the brand new commons/performance area and hear from several speakers including Student Body President Jared Cloud, School Board President Janice Watts, High School Principal John Shoup, Superintendent Michael Green and Architect Chris Lilley.

Community members may either participate in guided tours or explore the high school themselves. Student tour guides will be on-hand to answer questions that community members might have of the many features of the new high school. The ceremony will conclude at 7:30 p.m.

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08/18/15
Brush Fire on Hwy 212 / more photos (Photo)
Clackamas Fire Dist. #1 - 08/18/15
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Brush fire leads to second alarm commercial fire in Damascus (Photo)
Clackamas Fire Dist. #1 - 08/18/15
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At 5:05 this evening Firefighters were called to a brush fire near the parking area at 20330 S Hwy 212 in Damascus. As fire crews were enroute, dispatch advised them the fire was spreading to the commercial building. Battalion 4 arrived and found the fire had spread to the building and called for a second alarm. The first crews made their initial attack on the 25'x70' structure from the exterior as the fire spread to the attic area. A partial roof collapse occurred before the fire was extinguished. There are five businesses occupying the structure, two which were damaged by the fire. Crews along with an in-tact fire wall in the attic kept the fire from spreading to the connecting businesses. The two businesses damaged by the fire were Damascus Physical Therapy and Kelaye Concrete. No injuries were reported at the fire and damage estimations are to be determined.

Investigators believe the fire started in the juniper bushes in the adjoining parking lot. A pickup truck was backed into a parking space, made contact with the bushes which sparked the fire. With extreme dry conditions and the amount of wind blowing in the area, the brush fire quickly extended to the building. Remember fire conditions are at extreme levels and always use caution with any heat source around vegetation.


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Portland Fire responds to wild land fire in North Portland
Portland Fire & Rescue - 08/18/15
Firefighters were dispatched to a fire below the 6800 block of N. Willamette Blvd. at 17:56 pm. The fire originated on the river side of the train tracks below the Bluff. The fire was approximately 100 x 100 feet when the first engines arrived. Firefighters quickly knocked down the bulk of the fire, while secondary crews arrived to put out the remaining "spot" fires. No one was was injured during this incident and the cause is under investigation.
Friday, August 21, 2015 Special Session - Board Retreat Meeting Agenda
Parkrose Sch. Dist. - 08/18/15
The Parkrose Board of Education of School District No. 3, Multnomah County, Oregon, will convene in a Special Session, Board Retreat Meeting on Friday, August 21, 2015 at James Trujillo's house located at 13639 NE Fremont Ct., Portland, Oregon at the hour of 10:00a.m. The Board and Superintendent will spend the day preparing for the 2015-2016 school year. The agenda is posted on the Parkrose School District Website at https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicHome.aspx?ak=1000205.
Veteran former member appointed to fill Gresham City Council vacancy: David Widmark received the Council's unanimous vote and immediately got to work on City business
City of Gresham - 08/18/15
GRESHAM, Ore. - David Widmark, who has served on the Gresham City Council on multiple occasions over the past two decades, was re-appointed on Tuesday to fill vacant Council Position 5. After his nomination received the unanimous approval of the Council, Widmark was immediately sworn into office and got down to work on City business at its regular meeting.

The City Charter required the Council to fill the vacant seat within 30 days, but provides no guidance regarding how to fill the vacancy. Given the short amount of time, Mayor Shane Bemis therefore asked his Council colleagues for suggestions, with Council President Jerry Hinton nominating Widmark.

Hinton said it was the Council's duty to fill the position expeditiously, calling Widmark - who also serves as chairman of the Home Forward board - "an excellent choice." "When he retired from the City Council, I was privileged to take his position, and I know he would bring a lot back to the City Council" over the next 14 to 15 months, Hinton said.

"He knows our community," Councilor Mario Palmero said. "He knows about the work and the efforts of our community and our staff to make Gresham a better place."

Widmark said he was honored to have the support of the full Council and would "do his best to support not only the Council and the City staff but also the citizens of this community and those that are less fortunate than we are, as the chairman of the board of Home Forward."

Widmark previously served as a Councilor in Position 6 from 1996-1998. In July 2005, he was appointed to Council Position 4 when it became vacant after the resignation of another Councilor. In 2007, Widmark was appointed to fill the remainder of a term vacated by another Councilor. Widmark was elected to Council Position 1 in November 2008. In 2010 his peers elected him Council President. Professionally, Widmark retired after 36 years with the U.S. Forest Service, then served as general manager and public relations director for Cramer Fish Sciences until 2008. Over the past 20 years, he's volunteered on a variety of committees, including the Planning Commission and the Finance Committee. He also helped form Gresham's first neighborhood association in 1989 and served as its president.

Widmark has said he will not seek election to the Position 5 seat when the term expires in December 2016, which the Mayor said means Gresham residents who are interested in the position can take out candidacy paperwork for that election and begin reaching out to voters.

Position 5 became vacant on Aug. 10 when Michael McCormick resigned from the Council suddenly for family reasons. With Widmark's installation, Bemis called the transition "seamless," saying it is "important to me, and to Council, that we have someone on Council who can step in right away and articulate the City's vision, and who helped create that vision."
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Arrest Warrant issued in St. Francis Hidden Camera Case (Photo)
Sherwood Police Dept. - 08/18/15
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On August 18th, 2015, The Washington County Circuit Court issued an arrest warrant for Ysrael Bien for Personal Invasion of Privacy, Tampering with Physical Evidence and Initiating a False Police Report.
The Sherwood Police Department attempted to locate Ysrael Bien at his last known residence. According to a fellow Priest at the residence, it is believed he has left the country.

If you have information on the known whereabouts of Ysrael Bien, please contact the Sherwood Police Department at 503 629-0111 or Detective Debbie Smith at 503 925 7117

The Sherwood Police Department is also wishing to speak with anyone who believes they may have been a victim to the invasion of their personal privacy while in attendance at the St. Francis Church. The device used was a Wall Socket Hidden Camera ( a similar picture of the device is attached) Please contact Detective Debbie Smith at 503 925 7117


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TVF&R Firefighters Join Other Departments in Battling Wildfires (Photo)
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 08/18/15
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During a wildfire, time is crucial and resources are limited.

Last week, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue began deploying specialized equipment and crews as strike teams to assist other agencies to protect homes and property in wildfire-threatened areas.

So far, TVF&R has sent 18 firefighters and command staff to assist with fires, including the Cornet-Windy Ridge Fire burning near Baker City that has affected 99,270 acres and the Canyon Creek Complex fire near John Day that has burned 43,738 acres.

Oregon has a Conflagration Act allowing the state fire marshal, when authorized by the governor, to mobilize firefighters and equipment from across the state. This occurs when a fire is threatening lives and structures, and is exceeding the resources of local emergency responders. Fires in Oregon are severe enough that federal resources are now assisting local and state responders.

See more updates on fires here:

http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2015/08/fires_hold_steady_overnight_bu.html

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Sunshine Division Partners with Fred Meyer, the Portland Police Bureau, and Camp Rosenbaum for "Shop with a Cop" to Help Boys & Girls Club kids with Back to School Clothes
Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metropolitan Area - 08/18/15
The Sunshine Division Izzy's Kids Program is partnerning Fred Meyer to fund the Portland Police Bureau's annual "Shop with a Cop" event at 7:00 am on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at the Gateway Fred Meyer store, located at 1111 Northeast 102nd Avenue.

This year marks the 13-year anniversary of Shop with a Cop, where police officers and 240 kids spend a morning together shopping for back to school clothing. Participating kids are identified by the Boys and Girls Club of Portland, and are selected based on their financial need and outstanding volunteer efforts in the community. These kids have worked very hard to earn this opportunity. New this year, celebrity shoppers Mayor Charlie Hales and Portland Timber's Captain Will Johnson will join the event.

The Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division, Fred Meyer, and new partner, Camp Rosenbaum, have partnered to fund the program and have generously donated more than $36,000 for Wednesday's event. In addition to the cash donation, Fred Meyer provides a significant discount off clothing purchased at the event and a backpack with school supplies for each child.

"No one was ever so happy to see over 100 cops before" said Sunshine Division's officer, Matt Tobey. "It's a great opportunity for the Bureau and Sunshine Division to show the community the positive aspects of community policing. This organization and these officers care about giving these kids a positive experience and the tools they need to feel good and perform well in school."

The Sunshine Division funds the "Shop with a Cop" event through its Izzy's Kids program. Izzy's Kids, which began in 1981 in honor of longtime board member Isabel Hoyt, provides funds so that Portland police officers can take children in need shopping for new school clothes. The Izzy's Kids program operates year-round and will pair an additional 300+ kids with an officer, for a unique, one-on-one shopping experience throughout the remainder of the school year.

Members of the media are invited to attend.

To donate to the Sunshine Division Izzy's Kids Fund, please go to: http://www.sunshinedivision.org/donate/ .

ABOUT BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF PORTLAND:
Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland has been serving youth since 1946. The Clubs provide affordable, quality after-school and summer programs designed to help kids develop the qualities needed to achieve academic success, become responsible citizens and leaders, and live healthy lives. Today, the Clubs have grown to operate six facilities located throughout the Metropolitan area, along with eight school-based programs in partnership with the Parkrose, Reynolds and Forest Grove School Districts.

ABOUT SUNSHINE DIVISION:
Since 1923 Sunshine Division has been providing emergency food and clothing relief to Portland families and individuals in need. An independent charity in unique partnership with the Portland Police Bureau, Sunshine Division operates year round, and serves Portland's most vulnerable populations: families with children, seniors, the disabled, and veterans as they face economic challenges to meet basic needs. In addition to the over 13,000 households served directly through their doors each year, Sunshine Division donates food to over 17 food-relief charities in five surrounding counties. The Sunshine Division distributes new and gently-used clothing through their Threadz clothing store and new clothing through the Izzy's Kids program, which pairs police officers with low-income students for a school clothes shopping trip.

For more information, please visit: www.sunshinedivision.org
What Future Projects Would You Like in North Salem? Survey Closes Aug. 31 (Photo)
City of Salem - 08/18/15
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Salem, Ore. - What do you want to see in North Salem? Salem's Urban Renewal Agency invites business owners, residents, and visitors to share improvement ideas and assist in prioritizing future projects in the Portland Road Corridor, specifically the area north of Pine Street by participating in a short online survey before Aug. 31, 2015. The survey is available in English and Spanish: English: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/59XJ5ZY Español: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/35ZYLXW.

The Portland Road Corridor is located in Salem's 900-acre North Gateway Urban Renewal Area (URA) between Sunnyview Road NE and Blossom Drive NE. The URA was created in 1990 to eliminate blight and depreciating property values, attract jobs and private investment, and fund public improvements. Since 1990, approximately $53 million in funding has contributed to road improvements, mixed use development, and building improvements in the area. Limited funding is available to complete remaining URA Plan projects, including the second phase of Portland Road improvements.

In November 2014, Salem's Urban Renewal Agency approved the scope for the Portland Road Corridor Strategic Action Plan as a way to evaluate and prioritize projects that maximize private investment, job creation, and economic vitality in the North Gateway URA. It includes assessing demand for new businesses and housing, identifying development opportunities, sites and partnerships, prioritizing transportation infrastructure improvements, and recommending incentives to encourage redevelopment. The first phase of community outreach and market analysis was completed in May 2015. The second round, currently underway, is designed to solicit more detail on potential future projects and funding priorities.

Project updates and draft recommendations are expected to be discussed at a joint work session between North Gateway Redevelopment Advisory Board (NGRAB) and the Urban Renewal Agency on Mon., Oct. 26 at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers. This meeting will be televised. Members of the public can listen to the work session, but no public testimony is accepted in a work session. Action Plan progress and ideas will also be the focus on the monthly NGRAB meetings. For more information on meetings, please visit www.cityofsalem.net/NorthGatewayPlan.

To learn more, or to sign up for project updates and involvement opportunities via email, go to www.cityofsalem.net/NorthGatewayPlan. For more information about the Strategic Action Plan, contact Annie Gorski, Project Manager, at 503-540-2480 or agorski@cityofsalem.net. Si necesita ayuda para comprender esta información, por favor llame 503-588-6178.
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City Council Approves Advance Road Annexation and Zone Change for New Middle School and Future Primary School and Park
City of Wilsonville - 08/18/15
WILSONVILLE, OR -- On August 17, 2015, the City Council approved on first reading three ordinances that together annex, change the zoning, and change the Comprehensive Plan designation of 40-acres of land on Advance Road to allow the site to be used as a new middle school and a future primary school and park. The parcels of land, owned by the West Linn-Wilsonville School District, are east of Wilsonville Road and west of 60th Avenue and are to be home to a new eastside middle school that is planned to open in the fall of 2017. In the future, the site is also planned to include a future primary school and a 10-acre city-owned park. In addition to approving the annexation, the City Council also approved a zone change from Exclusive Farm Use (EFU) to Public Facility (PF) and changed the Comprehensive Plan designation from an agriculture use to a public use. Second readings of the three ordinances are planned for the next City Council meeting on Thursday, September 10.

In September the school district is planning to submit detailed site development plans for consideration by the Development Review Board (DRB) late this fall or early next year. During the DRB hearings community members are offered the opportunity to learn more about and provide public comment on the district's detailed plans for the school and the site in general.

At the meeting the Wilsonville City Council also approved on second reading two Zone Map amendments for parcels located in the center of the Villebois neighborhood that allow applicant Polygon Homes NW to build a total of 99 new owner-occupied row houses in two separate developments. One of the developments includes a combination of 31 English- and French-style row houses on a 1.89 acre parcel located at SW Costa Circle West and SW Orleans Loop. The other development includes a combination of 68 Brownstone and London-style row houses on a 4.12 acre parcel located at SW Villebois Drive North and SW Mount Blanc Street.

The Council also approved a two-year collective bargaining agreement for City employees represented by the Wilsonville Municipal Employee Association.

Under Communications, the Mayor issued a proclamation reaffirming the City's designation as a Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) City. The HEAL initiative seeks to promote policies and programs in Wilsonville that support a more active and healthy lifestyle in Wilsonville.

At work session prior to the City Council meeting, the Council heard reports and discussed drafts of the Frog Pond Concept Plan and the Basalt Creek Concept Plan.

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Sheriff's Office Cadets excel in 'Officer Survival' at 2015 Law Enforcement Challenge; video available (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/18/15
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YOUTUBE VIDEO OF CADETS COMPETING AT LEC:
https://youtu.be/j8RwyBRoCoo

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Cadets participated in the Law Enforcement Challenge (LEC) -- held July 30 to August 2, 2015 at the Oregon National Guard Base, Camp Rilea in Warrenton, OR.

This year's competition attracted 193 cadets from 14 different law-enforcement agencies from across Oregon and Washington.

The Law Enforcement Challenge ( http://oregonlec.org/ ) places young men and women in realistic scenarios that test their knowledge and ability in areas of law, search and seizure, tactics, officer safety, report-writing, driving, department policies, physical ability and decision-making.

Cadets compete in various events that simulate situations law-enforcement officers deal with on a daily basis -- as well as situations officers deal with only in extreme circumstances. The events range from traffic stops to active-shooter scenarios. The events are supervised and critiqued by full-time law enforcement officers who are often experts in that particular discipline.

This year Clackamas County Cadets took first place overall in "Officer Survival." Points for officer survival are awarded during each scenario; at the end of the LEC competition the agency with the highest overall average wins this award.

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Cadets also took third place overall in event scores. Hillsboro PD Cadets took first place overall, and Portland Police Cadets East Precinct took second.

ABOUT CCSO's CADET PROGRAM

The Cadet program at Clackamas County is a volunteer program for young men and women ages 15-21 who are interested in careers in law enforcement. Cadets participate in ride-alongs with deputies, train for events (including the LEC) and volunteer thousands of hours doing community service across Clackamas County every year. The Cadets also hold several fundraisers to raise donations in order to pay for their equipment and these types of competitions.

If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Cadet Program, click here: http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/cadet.html

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Pacific University Welcomes Philosopher Peter Singer on Thursday, Sept. 10 (Photo)
Pacific University - 08/18/15
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FOREST GROVE -- Ethicist Peter Singer will present "The Most Good You Can Do: Effectively Aiding Humans and Other Animals," at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10 in the Stoller Center (2331 Main Street) on Pacific University's Forest Grove Campus. Admission to the university's 2015 Benjamin and Elaine Whiteley Distinguished Lecture is free.

One of the world's most well-known contemporary philosophers, Singer is the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University.

His book, Animal Liberation, is credited with starting the modern animal rights movement. Singer's talk will draw from his most recent book, The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism is Changing Ideas About Living Ethically.

Singer's talk is Pacific University's 2015 Benjamin and Elaine Whiteley Distinguished Lecture, an annual offering of the College of Arts & Sciences funded through an Oregon Community Foundation grant. Benjamin Whiteley (Hon. '01) is a Trustee Emeritus.

Past lecturers include environmental activist Lois Gibbs (2014), Olympic athlete and civil rights activist John Carlos (fall 2012), filmmaker and author Bill Carter (spring 2012), evolutional biologist Sean Carroll (2011) and Eric Schlosser (2010), investigative journalist and author of Fast Food Nation.

A reception sponsored by Pacific University and NW Veg will follow the lecture.


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Sex Offender Notification (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/18/15
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Marion County Sheriff's Office is releasing the following information pursuant to ORS181.507, OAR 291-28-30, which authorizes Parole and Probation to inform the public when the release of information will enhance public safety and protection.

The individual who appears on this notification has been convicted of a sex offense that requires registration with the Sheriff's Office. Additionally, this person's criminal history places them in a classification level which reflects the potential to re-offend. This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather, it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public.

NAME: David Ray Houston
SID#: 7833073
DOB: 11/04/1967
CURRENT AGE: 047

RACE: W SEX: M
HEIGHT: 5' 07'' WEIGHT: 210lbs
HAIR: BRO EYES: BRO

RESIDENCE: 650 LOCUST ST NE
SALEM, OR 97301

David Ray Houston is on Post Prison Supervision for the crime (s) of : RAPE I, RAPE I

This person was granted Supervision on: 09/29/2014
Supervision expiration date is: 07/28/2025

Special restrictions include:
[X] No contact with minors (male/female)
[X] Sex offender treatment
[X] Submit to polygraph
[X] No alcohol

Other: Houston has a history of sexually offending minor females known to him and sexually abusing by force adult females not known to him.


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Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) Fire Update - Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/18/15
This is the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) Fire Update for Tuesday, August 18, 2015.

We've changed the look, length and frequency of ODF Daily Fire Updates. Starting today, the Daily Fire Update will provide a high-level snapshot of Oregon fire activity, pointing to additional resources and contact information. The ODF Fire Blog will become home for all updates from individual fires and other-fire related information. Please bookmark the blog page for quick reference. Please also find ODF on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates and stories from the front lines.

URGENT FIRE PREVENTION MESSAGE
"Your help is critical in preventing the next wildfire." With resources stretched thin and more than 300,000 acres burning in Oregon alone, State Forester Doug Decker calls on Oregonians to keep the next fire from starting. See the video at
https://youtu.be/evoV67OztLU. Read the State Forester's statement.

FIRES ON ODF-PROTECTED LANDS

ODF Central Oregon District - John Day Unit: The lightning-caused Canyon Creek Complex, started August 12, is burning one mile south of John Day and Canyon City. The complex is approximately 43,738 acres and 0 percent contained. Evacuation notices have been issued for this fire at all levels, which has destroyed and continues to threaten primary residences in the fire's area, and an area closure is in effect. A community meeting will be held tonight at 5:00 p.m. [note the updated time] at the Grant Union High School's old gym. This is the top priority fire in the nation for resources, with additional firefighting resources continuing to arrive from around the state and country, and approximately 561 firefighters currently assigned. The fire is being managed under Unified Command by the Great Basin Incident Management Team 1 (Incident Commander Lund) and the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal Red Team (Incident Commander Walker).
More Information:
Joint Information Center: 541-575-3040
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4495/
www.fs.usda.gov/malheur
https://www.facebook.com/MalheurNationalForest
https://twitter.com/MalheurNF
#canyoncreekcomplex
canyoncreekcomplex@gmail.com
Facebook: Great Basin National Incident Management Team 1 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Great-Basin-National-Incident-Management-Team-1/1395232140691247

Northeast Oregon District - Baker Sub-Unit: The Eldorado Fire, burning approximately 8 miles southeast of Unity on ODF-protected private lands, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and Wallowa-Whitman National Forest lands, is estimated at 20,500 acres and 30 percent contained. ODF Incident Management Team 3 (Incident Commander Smith) assumed command of the fire on August 15. This morning, all evacuation notices for the fire area have been updated to Level 1 [Get Ready]. Today, 285 personnel are assigned to this fire. The cause remains under investigation.
More information:
Baker County, Oregon Joint Information Center (JIC): 541-523-2905
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4502/
www.facebook.com/ElDoradoFire2015
eldoradofire2015@gmail.com
#EldoradoFire
Ready Set Go: www.wildlandfirersg.org

ODF Northeast Oregon District - Baker Sub-Unit: The lightning-caused Cornet-Windy Ridge Complex, which started on August 10, is burning 10 miles east of Unity, and approximately 99,270 acres and 35 percent contained. The fire is burning on ODF-protected lands, and U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management lands. Area and road closures remain in effect on this fire, and evacuation notices at all levels have been issued for this fire which threatens and has destroyed structures. Approximately 628 personnel are assigned to this fire which is being managed under Unified Command by the Southwest Incident Management Team (Incident Commander Ruggiero) and the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal Green Team (Incident Commander Kunze).
More Information:
Baker County, Oregon Joint Information Center: 541-523-2905
bakerjointinfo@gmail.com
http://inciweb/nwcg.gov/incident/4478/
https://www.facebook.com/CornetFire

ODF Northeast Oregon District - Baker Sub-Unit: The lightning-caused Eagle Complex, which comprises three fires burning approximately 20 miles northwest of Richland (16 miles northeast of Baker city), is approximately 2,518 acres and 0 percent contained. This complex, burning on ODF-protected lands and the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, is being managed by the Rocky Mountain Interagency Team Black (Incident Commander Greer).
More information:
Baker City Joint Information Center (JIC): (541) 523-2905
bakerjointinfo@gmail.com
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4481/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rocky-Mountain-Area-Incident-Management-Team-Black/341078999367545

Douglas Forest Protective Association (DFPA): The Stouts Fire, reported July 30, burning 11 miles east of Canyonville near Milo, is 25,076 acres and 72 percent contained. Today the fire released resources - personnel and equipment - to assist with other fires burning in Oregon; currently 1,030 personnel remain on this fire. Approximately 48 percent of the fire has burned on ODF-protected forestlands (private lands and BLM), and about 52 percent on the Umpqua National Forest. The fire is under joint command of ODF Incident Management Team 2 (Incident Commander Chris Cline) and the U.S. Forest Service (Incident Commander Mike Wilde). The fire has been determined to be human-caused.
More information:
Phone: 541-825-3724
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4426/
www.facebook.com/StoutsFire
https://twitter.com/StoutsFire
#StoutsFire

Douglas Forest Protective Association (DFPA): The Cable Crossing Fire remains at 1,857 acres and 90 percent contained. Today, about 50 firefighters remain assigned to the fire, which is in mop-up status.
More information:
Phone: 541-817-7186
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4424/
www.facebook.com/DouglasForestProtectiveAssociation
www.twitter.com/DouglasFPA

WILDFIRES AND ROAD AND HIGHWAY SAFETY, DELAYS, AND CLOSURES
Wildfires can affect the status of Oregon's roads, including State Highways. Firefighting equipment may be in the area - either on the roadways or in the air above. Smoke may appear suddenly, making travel hazardous. Use caution when driving in the area of any wildfire, traveling at a safe and appropriate speed for the conditions, but do not slow down or stop to watch firefighting operations. And, always, for the latest information on state roads and highways relating to delays and closures, visit www.tripcheck.com.

EVACUATIONS - READY, SET, GO!
Be aware that evacuation levels can change rapidly based on unexpected growth from fire behavior.
LEVEL ONE - GET READY! Be Prepared. Residents should be aware of the danger that exists in their area and monitor websites, social media, and local media outlets for information.
LEVEL TWO - GET SET! Be Set. This indicates that there is significant danger to your area, and residents should be ready to evacuate at a moment's notice.
LEVEL THREE - GO! Leave Immediately. Danger to your area is current or imminent, and you should evacuate immediately.
If, at any time, no matter what the level, you feel threatened by fire, do not wait for someone to tell you that it is time to evacuate, just go. For more information on the READY, SET, GO! Evacuation Levels system, visit www.wildlandfirersg.org/.

WILDFIRE SMOKE
Smoke may persist where wildfires are burning in in Oregon, including times when burn-out firefighting operations are taking place. Stay up-to-date on smoke density and public health advisories, or view and monitor Oregon's air quality index. Wildfires and severe smoke can create dangerous conditions for people, especially those with chronic health conditions. Learn what you can do to reduce the risk of health effects of wildfire smoke.

FIRE STATISTICS
Fire statistics are for the current year and the average over the past 10 years for the 16 million acres of private and public forestland protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry.

January 1, 2015, through today:
Lightning-caused fires: 249 fires burned 2710 acres
Human-caused fires: 543 fires burned 27,048 acres
Total: 792 fires burned 29,758 acres

10-year average (January 1 through the present date in the year):
Lightning-caused fires: 237 fires burned 21,523 acres
Human-caused fires: 429 fires burned 3,308 acres
Total: 666 fires burned 24,831 acres

Fire statistics can be accessed any time from the ODF website.

When personnel are heavily engaged in firefighting activities, the latest information may not always appear in the statistics.

NEWS MEDIA
News media may call the Fire Information Duty Officers, who are currently Jeri Chase, 503-945-7201 (office) or 503-931-2721 (Cell), and Rod Nichols, 503-945-7425 (office) or 503-508-0574 (Cell), any time for fire information. If the duty officer is unable to take your call, you can expect a prompt return call. Media may also call the Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters office, 503-945-7200, weekdays during business hours.

OTHER FIRE INFORMATION
For information on wildfires on all jurisdictions in Oregon, view:
the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center website, or
the national Incident Information System site.

For information on Oregon Department of Forestry protected lands view:
the department's blog for news on wildfires statewide and provides current fire statistics.
the Southwest Oregon District blog with district specific wildfire info, and follow the Twitter feed covering fires as they occur.
the Douglas Forest Protective Association Twitter feed.
the Blue Mountain Interagency Wildfire blog for news on wildfires in the Blue Mountains (northeast Oregon)
the ODF Forest Grove District's Fire blog with district-specific wildfire information
the ODF Central Oregon District's Twitter feed

ABOUT THIS UPDATE
This update provides information primarily about fires on Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands involving fires 10 acres or larger. ODF provides fire protection primarily on private and state-owned forestland. The department also provides fire protection on some other lands, including U.S. Bureau of Land Management land in western Oregon.

The Oregon Department of Forestry works closely with neighbors and partner agencies to support the firefighting efforts on major fires outside its authority because sharing firefighting resources can help better protect all of Oregon's forests.

OTHER LINKS
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Wildfire smoke forecasts

Wildfire smoke and air quality

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Milwaukie Police Investigate Auto Vs. Pedestrian Accident. (Update)
Milwaukie Police Dept. - 08/18/15
On 08-18-15 around 3:30 a.m., Milwaukie Police responded to an auto v. pedestrian accident around the 5000 block of Johnson Creek Boulevard.

According to the preliminary investigation Police learned an adult male was struck by a box truck type delivery vehicle that had been traveling west on Johnson Creek Boulevard. The male sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to OHSU.

UPDATE:

The male transported to OHSU has been identified as 68-year-old Albert Duane Daney. He is currently listed in critical condition but is expected to live.

The driver of the box truck, 59-year-old Hilario Yanez-Mondragon, remained on-scene and has fully cooperated with the police investigation. Drugs and alcohol do not appear to be a factor.

It is still unclear what caused the accident and it is still under investigation
Marine Board's Guide Advisory Committee to Meet August 24
Oregon Marine Board - 08/18/15
The Oregon State Marine Board's Guide Advisory Committee will be meeting on August 24, beginning at 7 pm at the Guy Boyington Building, 857 Commercial Street, in Astoria.

The committee will review old business and will also discuss new business relating to the Outfitter & Guide Program administered within the Oregon State Marine Board.

The meeting is accessible for persons with disabilities. For a communication aid request or agenda questions, please contact Mervin Hee, Boating Safety Waterway Coordinator at
503-378-2610 by Friday, August 21. The committee will accept public comment during the designated period at the end of the meeting.

To view the agenda items, visit http://www.oregon.gov/OSMB/admin/docs/GAC_082415_MeetingAgenda.docx.
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New early learning center to open at former historic Hough Pool - public grand opening and ribbon cutting set August 28
ESD 112 - 08/18/15
In just a few short days, a new state-of-the-art early learning center in the Hough neighborhood will open its doors to approximately 140 three to five year olds enrolled in the state's Early Childhood Education Assistance Program (ECEAP).

The public Grand Opening of the Hough Early Learning Center, administered by Educational Service District 112, is scheduled for Friday, August 28, 2015 beginning at 10:00 a.m. at 1801 Esther Street in Vancouver. Self-guided tours of the center will follow a short program and official ribbon cutting.

"This is such a significant time in history for young children and families in Clark County and for ESD 112's growing early learning programs," said ESD 112 Superintendent Tim Merlino. "We are so proud to be part of the Hough Foundation's dream of creating a child-centered facility to serve our community's youngest learners," he added.

The project began last fall when ESD 112 first received the news of a $1.1 million ECEAP grant from the Department of Early Learning to serve an additional 108 preschool children in Clark County. (The agency has since funded additional ECEAP slots to ESD 112 to provide learning programs for low income children in Southwest Washington.) "DEL is excited to see the expansion of ECEAP slots at Hough Early Learning Center," said Department of Early Learning (DEL) Director, Dr. Bette Hyde. "With this increase, more children in the Vancouver area will have access to a quality early learning program that will prepare them for kindergarten and beyond," she added.

Vancouver Public Schools will provide hot meals for ECEAP children and share playground space at Hough Elementary. The Hough Foundation will continue to partner with ESD 112 to provide music in the classroom, championed by Hough Foundation Founder Paul Christensen.
ESD 112 purchased the property from the Hough Foundation in July, 2014 for $150,000, and invested another $1.5 million in the renovation project. "We did as much as possible to preserve what was unique to the building," said Merlino. The exposed wooden beams that were part of the pool were retained and water-themed tiles made years ago by Hough Elementary students grace the entryway.

Even with the opening of the new center, Clark County remains underserved when it comes to early learning. There are more than 2,100 local eligible children going unserved. "We will continue to work hard to secure more funding and resources for early learning in our region," Merlino promised.

The public is invited to attend the Grand Opening event and tour the building. Students will begin attending the center on September 10, 2015.


Attached Media Files: Hough Early Learning Timeline , Grand Opening Program
Arrest Made in Apartment for Rent Scam (Photo)
Beaverton Police Dept. - 08/18/15
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On July 7, 2015 Beaverton Police took a report of a scam involving the renting of an apartment and linked it to three other incidents dating back to June 22, 2015. The victims would place ads on Craigslist looking for a room or apartment to rent. They were contacted by a women who identified herself as Jessica or Kelly about an available apartment.

The victims would then meet the suspect at the Country Oaks apartments located at 13795 SW Electric St. where three of the four victims were shown a vacant apartment. The victims would give the suspect anywhere from $450.00 to $300.00 cash and receive a key to the apartment. The problem was that the key did not work for the apartment. The victims contacted the apartment manager and discovered they had been scammed and that Jessica or Kelly did not work there.

The suspect was identified as Michelle Ann Sather 40 years of age. Sather was arrested on August 17, 2015 and lodged at the Washington County jail on three counts of burglary in the first degree and one count of theft one.

We believe that there might be more victims of this scam that have not come forward. If you recognize Michelle Sather and were a victim of this scam please call the Beaverton Police Department at (503) 629-0111 and reference case number 15-2010656


Attached Media Files: Press Release , Photo Sather
City seeks applicants for Planning Commission position
City of Vancouver - 08/18/15
Vancouver, Wash. - The City of Vancouver is seeking applicants to fill one vacancy on the Planning Commission. The open position is for a four-year term beginning in January 2016. The deadline to submit an application for the position is 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, 2015.

To apply online, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/boards. To request an application or for more information, contact Alexis Bafus in the City Manager's Office at City Hall, P.O. Box 1995, Vancouver, WA 98668-1995, alexis.bafus@cityofvancouver.us or by calling 360-487-8607.

The seven-member Planning Commission serves as a volunteer citizen advisory body and makes recommendations to City Council on the comprehensive plan, sub-area plans, zoning and other city land use matters.

The Planning Commission reflects a broad range of neighborhoods, professional and community experience and perspectives and seeks to be representative of the cultural diversity of the Vancouver community. The City is seeking candidates with interest and experience in community planning, urban design or housing development, and who are active in business, neighborhood or community affairs.

Participation in the City's Planning Commission requires a significant time commitment of approximately 15 hours per month. This includes regular attendance at meetings on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at City Hall (415 W. 6th St.). Attendance at other sub-committee or City Council meetings may also be required. Commissioners prepare for meetings by reviewing a variety of maps and technical information and making site visits.

Visit www.cityofvancouver.us/pc to learn more about the City's Planning Commission, including access to past meeting minutes and agendas.

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Shop with a Cop to Help 240 Kids with Back to School Clothes (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/18/15
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Sunshine Division's Izzy's Kids Program, Fred Meyer and Camp Rosenbaum have joined forces to present this year's Portland Police Bureau Shop with a Cop event. The event will be held on Wednesday, August 19, 2015, at 7 a.m. at the Gateway Fred Meyer store, located at 1111 Northeast 102nd Avenue.

This year marks the 13-year anniversary of Shop with a Cop, where police officers and 240 kids spend a morning together shopping for back to school clothing. Participating kids are identified by the Boys and Girls Club of Portland, and are selected based on their financial need and outstanding volunteer efforts in the community. These kids have worked very hard to earn this opportunity.

New this year, celebrity shoppers Mayor Charlie Hales and Portland Timber's Captain Will Johnson will join the event.

The Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division, Fred Meyer, and new partner, Camp Rosenbaum, are funding the program and have generously donated more than $36,000 for Wednesday's event. In addition to the cash donation, Fred Meyer provides a significant discount off clothing purchased at the event and a backpack with school supplies for each child.

"No one was ever so happy to see more than 100 cops before" said Sunshine Division's officer, Matt Tobey. "It's a great opportunity for the Bureau and Sunshine Division to show the community the positive aspects of community policing. This organization and these officers care about giving these kids a positive experience and the tools they need to feel good and perform well in school."

The Sunshine Division funds the "Shop with a Cop" event through its Izzy's Kids program. Izzy's Kids, which began in 1981 in honor of longtime board member Isabel Hoyt, provides funds so that Portland police officers can take children in need shopping for new school clothes. The Izzy's Kids program operates year-round and will pair an additional 300+ kids with an officer, for a unique, one-on-one shopping experience throughout the remainder of the school year.

Members of the media are invited to attend. For more information on this event, contact Executive Director, Kyle Camberg at 503.577.6852 or kyle@sunshinedivision.org

To donate to the Sunshine Division Izzy's Kids Fund, please go to: http://www.sunshinedivision.org/donate/

About the Sunshine Division:
Since 1923 Sunshine Division has been providing emergency food and clothing relief to Portland families and individuals in need. An independent charity in unique partnership with the Portland Police Bureau, Sunshine Division operates year round, and serves Portland's most vulnerable populations: families with children, seniors, the disabled, and veterans as they face economic challenges to meet basic needs. In addition to the over 13,000 households served directly through their doors each year, Sunshine Division donates food to over 17 food-relief charities in five surrounding counties. The Sunshine Division distributes new and gently-used clothing through their Threadz clothing store and new clothing through the Izzy's Kids program, which pairs police officers with low-income students for a school clothes shopping trip.

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Attached Media Files: Shop with a Cop
Davidson & Associates Insurance Representing PEMCO Insurance Presents Soup's On! Celebrity Chefs Compete for Share on Sunday, October 18
Share - 08/18/15
Vancouver, WA - Davidson & Associates Insurance representing PEMCO Insurance presents Soup's On! Celebrity Chefs Compete for Share on Sun., Oct. 18, 4:30 p.m. at Hilton Vancouver, 301 W 6th Street. Wear your best denim and enjoy the 'There's No Place Like Home' theme.

Early bird ticket prices are available through August 29: $40 adults, $15 kids (5-12), $480 table of 12. On Sept. 1, ticket prices increase to: $50 adults, $20 kids (5-12), $600 table of 12. Tickets can be purchased on-line at sharevancouver.org (click on the Soup's On link) or by calling (360) 952-8223.

"Inspired by the 'Wizard of Oz' and our housing programs, our theme this year is 'There's No Place Like Home.' Courage. Heart. Brains. Our case managers build up our clients and help them to face their challenges with courage. Our donors and staff have heart! And we educate to help our clients' secure better lives," said Diane McWithey, executive director.

Ten local celebrity chefs will bring their best soup and participate in a 'Chef Battle,' with guests sampling each soup and voting on who will receive the Golden Ladle and be named the "Share Soup-er Chef of 2015!" Plus, each guest will take home an artisan soup bowl.

Chefs participating this year include: Beaches Restaurant & Bar, The Grant House Restaurant, Herb n'Roots, Hilton Vancouver, Jo Foody's, Legacy Medical Center Salmon Creek, New Season's Market , Mill Creek Pub, Papa Murphy's and special guest chef, Lou Brancaccio, the editor of The Columbian who will be preparing his soup at Share House. Salad, rolls and pie will also be served.

The evening's program will include the presentation of the 2015 Emily Marshall Volunteer of the Year award; this year's nominees are Susie Hursh, James Baldwin, Ken Leffel and Charter Oak Church. A Community Resource Award will also be presented to Roy Johnson, executive director of the Vancouver Housing Authority.

Guests are asked to bring donations of new towels to enter the door prize drawing and are encouraged to arrive early to take advantage of the themed photo booth sponsored by Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center; keepsake photos are provided.

Special thanks to Soup's On's supporting sponsors: DeWils Custom Cabinetry, CenturyLink and Fred Meyer.

Those unable to attend the event can support Share by making a financial contribution on-line at sharevancouver.org or by check mailed to: Share, 2306 NE Andresen Road, Vancouver WA 98661.

About Share
Share was founded in 1979 with the goal of caring for the homeless and hungry in the greater Vancouver area. Share operates three shelters for the homeless, a transitional housing program, case management, a street outreach program, a Housing & Essential Needs (HEN) program and provides daily meals for the homeless and low-income members of our community. Share also operates a summer meals program for low-income children and a backpack program benefitting 1,950+ children at 90 schools to provide food for weekends to children receiving free or reduced-meal lunches. Additionally, Share offers financial programs that incorporate financial education and matched dollars for savings; these programs are designed to assist in the improvement of credit scores and financial management. For more information on Share, visit our Web site at www.sharevancouver.org.
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Portland Fire & Rescue is on scene of a residential fire in North Portland
Portland Fire & Rescue - 08/18/15
Firefighters were dispatched to a residential fire (1416 N. Farrugut St.) at 10:10 AM. The fire apparently started outside of the home, spread to a fence, and then extended to the side of the house. The fire has been extinguished, but fire crews remain on scene to make sure that the fire didn't get into the walls. A fire investigator is enroute.
Employment in Oregon July 2015 News Release
Oregon Employment Dept. - 08/18/15
Oregon Adds 4,600 Jobs in July and the Unemployment Rate Increases to 5.9 Percent

Payroll employment in Oregon rose at a brisk pace in July, adding 4,600 jobs, following a revised gain of 2,600 in June. In July, five major industries added 1,000 jobs or more, with construction (+2,300 jobs) and professional and business services (+1,700) adding the most. Only two major industries--government ( 3,200 jobs) and leisure and hospitality (-1,900)--declined substantially.

Over the past 12 months, Oregon's economy expanded rapidly, with payrolls growing by 55,900 jobs, or 3.2 percent. Gains were widespread as five major industries expanded in the 4-percent range, four industries grew in the 3-percent range, and none declined significantly. Recent revisions to the job counts reflect an even stronger winter economy than originally estimated. This refresh to the data elevated the March through June 2015 payrolls by 4,300 jobs.

Oregon's unemployment rate rose to 5.9 percent in July from 5.5 percent in June. The rate, which is based primarily on data from the Current Population Survey, can be volatile at times. Oregon's unemployment rate dropped dramatically in the early months of 2015 and has bumped back up a little in more recent months. Despite the increase, Oregon's unemployment rate was significantly below its year-ago figure of 7.0 percent in July 2014. Oregon's rate remained close to the U.S. rate of 5.3 percent in July.

"Oregon's job growth continued at a rapid pace in July," said Nick Beleiciks, Oregon's state employment economist. "We're also seeing a large number of people entering the labor market or who are leaving their jobs voluntarily. They account for about half the increase in unemployment. Oregon's economy is adding jobs so fast right now that many of them will find work quickly."

These preliminary estimates of jobs and other labor force data are produced in cooperation with the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, are based largely on a survey of businesses and a survey of households, and are subject to later revision.

Next Press Releases
The Oregon Employment Department plans to release the July county and metropolitan area unemployment rates on Tuesday, August 25th, and the statewide unemployment rate and employment survey data for August on Tuesday, September 15th.

The pdf version of the news release, including tables and graphs, can be found at www.QualityInfo.org/press-release. To obtain the data in other formats such as in Excel, visit www.QualityInfo.org, then within the top banner, select Economic Data, then choose LAUS or CES. To request the press release as a Word document, contact the person shown at the top of this press release.

For help finding jobs and training resources, visit one of the state's WorkSource Oregon Centers or go to: www.WorkSourceOregon.org.

Equal Opportunity program -- auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Contact: (503) 947-1794. For the Deaf and Hard of Hearing population, call 711 Telecommunications Relay Services.


Attached Media Files: 2015-08/930/87072/employment_in_Oregon_--_July_2015_--_press_release.pdf
Overnight Shooting Investigation in North Portland's St. Johns Neighborhood - No Gunshot Victims (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 08/18/15
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On Tuesday August 18, 2015, at 5:18 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire outside a residence in the 10300 block of North Mohawk Avenue. As officers were responding to the scene, a resident called 9-1-1 to report that their house was struck by bullets multiple times.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire as well as damage to the home. None of the three people in the home were injured.

There is no known motive for the shooting and no suspect information.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call the Detective Division at 503-823-0400, reference case #15-283228.

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Sex Offender Notification (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/18/15
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Marion County Sheriff's Office is releasing the following information pursuant to ORS181.507, OAR 291-28-30, which authorizes Parole and Probation to inform the public when the release of information will enhance public safety and protection.

The individual who appears on this notification has been convicted of a sex offense that requires registration with the Sheriff's Office. Additionally, this person's criminal history places them in a classification level which reflects the potential to re-offend. This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather, it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public.

NAME: Ronald W Collins
SID#: 05501751
DOB: 05/16/1946
CURRENT AGE: 062

RACE: W SEX: M
HEIGHT: 6' 02'' WEIGHT: 168lbs
HAIR: BRO EYES: BLU

RESIDENCE: 3950 AUMSVILLE HWY SE
SALEM, OR 97317

Ronald W Collins is on Post Prison Supervision for the crime (s) of : SODOMY I, SEX ABUSE I

This person was granted Supervision on: 06/13/2008, 06/13/2008
Supervision expiration date is: 08/11/2017, 06/12/2011

Special restrictions include:
[X] No contact with minors (male/female)
[X] Sex offender treatment
[X] Submit to polygraph
[X] No alcohol

Other: Collins has a history of sexually offending minor males who were known to him.


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So. Cascade, Western Lane and Douglas tighten fire restrictions
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/18/15
With wildfire conditions predicted to worsen, the Oregon Department of Forestry's (ODF) South Cascade and Western Lane districts, along with the Douglas Forest Protective Association, announced today that forest restrictions will tighten further on Tuesday, Aug. 18. All forest operations such as logging and road-building will be closed down. For recreationists, no open fires will be allowed in the forest, and other activities that pose a fire risk, such as mowing dry grass, will be prohibited.

"We're asking for the public's help to prevent any new human-caused fires," South Cascade District Forest Greg Wagenblast said. "Statewide, our resources are limited due to the number of large fires currently burning."

He said firefighting crews and equipment are scarce, and any new fire starts will require a response from all agencies and landowners working together to suppress any fire and keep it small. These include the U.S. Forest Service, rural fire departments, forest landowners and ODF.

More than a dozen large fires are burning across the state, and some 4,700 personnel are fighting them. This high fire activity has drawn down resources at the local level to respond to new fire starts.

Triple-digit temperatures are forecast for this week, along with relative humidity in the teens, and the possibility of strong winds - the ingredients of a severe wildfire situation.
Gresham Police Investigate Fatal Crash
Gresham Police Dept - 08/18/15
Gresham, Ore.- On August 18, 2015 at 1:45 AM Gresham Police and medical personnel responded to a crash in the 16300 block of NE Glisan Street. Area residents heard the crash and called 911. Medics arrived first and found a green 2001 Jaguar convertible that had crashed into a light pole on the south side of the road. The sole occupant of the car was a 54-year-old black male that was deceased at the scene. The Vehicular Crimes Team was called in to investigate the crash.

Initial investigation shows that the car was traveling westbound on NE Glisan Street when it crossed the center lane and eastbound lanes of traffic where it struck a light pole on the south side of the road with enough force to break the pole. The driver was not wearing his seatbelt during the crash and neither speed nor alcohol appear to be contributing factors

Driver information is not being released pending family notification. No witnesses were located at the scene. If anyone saw the car prior to the crash or actually witnessed the crash, please contact Ofc. Scott McFarland at 503-618-3155.

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Milwaukie Police Investigate Auto vs. Pedestrian Accident.
Milwaukie Police Dept. - 08/18/15
On 08-18-15 around 3:30 a.m., Milwaukie Police responded to an auto v. pedestrian accident around the 5000 block of Johnson Creek Boulevard.

According to the preliminary investigation Police learned an adult male was struck by a box truck type delivery vehicle that had been traveling west on Johnson Creek Boulevard. The male sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to OHSU.

The driver of the box truck has remained on-scene and is cooperating with the police investigation.

Johnson Creek Boulevard is currently closed between SE 45Th Avenue and SE 55Th Avenue, in both directions, at least for a few hours. Alternate routes are recommended.

MIPD CASE #15-3643.
08/17/15
Eldorado Fire Evening Update - Monday, August 17, 2015
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/17/15
Oregon Department of Forestry
Incident Management Team 3
Incident Commander Link Smith

Eldorado Fire Evening Update - August 17, 2015


Unity, OR - Tonight over 25 Ironside community members and some of the Oregon Department of Forestry wildfire team's leadership reviewed the Eldorado fire's potential activity and strategy to contain it as quickly as possible. With maps and cookies on the truck's hood, the group shared information and had their questions answered.

The arrival of hand crews to the Eldorado Fire paid dividends today as they were able to tie dozer and hand lines together on the west side of the fire. The night shift will work to complete the task by widening lines and burning out small pockets of vegetation from established containment lines to strengthen them. The fire is 20,500 acres and 20 percent contained.

The southern portion of the fire is burning in light fuels along rocky cliffs and has not advanced in the last two days. While crews shore up the fire's west and southwest corner under moderate conditions, they will also take advantage of even cooler weather to build containment lines along the fire's south end in the next couple of days.

The portion of the fire north of Highway 26 is nearly mopped up. Crews on the north end will soon begin transitioning to assist the operation on the southern end of the fire.

There are 275 people working on this fire. Resources on the fire include seven 20-person crews, seven dozers, 14 engines, five water-tenders and four helicopters. The National Guard also delivered air power to help fight the fire today.

The following evacuation level notifications remain in effect.

Level 1 (Ready): Shirts Creek; Job Creek and south of Job Creek Road; East of Bull Run Road; and south of Campbell Lane.

Level 2 (Set): Dry Gulch area and Ripley Gulch area.

Level 3 (Go): Beam Creek area; Eldorado Ditch area; Long Creek area (Baker County); Long Creek Reservoir; and Camp Creek south of Highway 26.

More information about evacuations available at: http://tinyurl.com/Evacuation-Level-Meaning

FIRE AT A GLANCE

FIRE NAME: ELDORADO
LOCATION: 8 MILES SE OF UNITY
FIRE SIZE: 20,500 acres
CONTAINMENT: 20%
CREWS: 7
ENGINES: 14
WATER TENDERS: 5
DOZERS: 7
HELICOPTERS: 4
AIR TANKERS: 0
TOTAL PERSONNEL: 285
ESTIMATED COST TO DATE: $973,000

MORE INFORMATION:
BAKER CITY
JOINT INFORMATION CENTER
(541) 523-2905
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4502/
www.facebook.com/ElDoradoFire2015
eldoradofire2015@gmail.com
#EldoradoFire
Ready Set Go Evacuation Information: www.wildlandfirersg.org


Our mailing address is:

Eldorado Fire
S 1st Ave
Unity, OR 97884

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OR 224 down to two lanes after water main break at OR 211
ODOT: PDX, Mt. Hood - 08/17/15
Two lanes of OR 224 at OR 211 are closed following a water main break but traffic is getting through with one lane open in both directions. The closure will remain in place into the day Tuesday as crews work on repairs.
Newberg-Dundee Police Pursuit ends near woodburn outlet mall
Newberg-Dundee Police Dept. - 08/17/15
Today, August 17, 2015 just before 3:30pm a citizen called 911 to report that an older Chevy S-10 pickup was traveling at a high rate of speed down the center of Hwy 99W toward Dundee from the Dayton area. A second person reported the same S-10 pickup was passing people on the shoulder of Hwy 99w.

An officer from NDPD was able to get into the area of 1st and Main Street in Newberg to try and stop the vehicle. The Officer located the S-10 and attempted to make a traffic stop after observing many driving violations. When the officer activated the emergency lights a pursuit began.

The driver of the S-10 then drove south on Hwy 219 from Newberg and then turned onto McKay Road in Marion County. An OSP Trooper attempted to spike the S-10 on McKay before I-5 but was unsuccessful. The S-10 continued and then drove southbound onto 1-5.

The S-10 was traveling at speeds between 60 and 70 mph but refused to stop. The vehicle then appeared to be pulling over to stop on the right side of the high way just prior to the Woodburn off-ramp. Without stopping the driver continued through the ditch and over a fence and onto N. Arney Road, just in front of the Woodburn Outlet Mall. Two officers from NDPD followed the S-10 over the broken fence and caught up to the driver as he attempted to run from the vehicle.

Officers confronted the driver, identified as 38 year old Jack Roach from Dayton. He was taken into custody without further incident or injury. While in custody Roach admitted he had used Methamphetamine previously. The passenger was questioned and released from the scene. He was not charged so his name will not be provided.

Just prior to the pursuit Roach struck a jeep with his S-10 pickup as he attempted to pass it. This was reported to NDPD shortly after the end of the pursuit.

Jack D Roach was arrested and lodged at the Yamhill County Jail with a security amount of $35,000 on the following charges:


Attempt to Elude a Police Officer
Reckless Driving
DUII
2 counts of Fail to Perform Duties of a Driver (Hit & Run)
Criminal Mischief in the 1st Degree
Criminal Mischief in the 2nd Degree

A booking photo can be obtained by contacting the Yamhill County Jail.
PRESS RELEASE 13 - City of Newberg announces status of city manager
Newberg-Dundee Police Dept. - 08/17/15
Newberg's city manager announced her willingness to resign, conditioned upon the Council's approval of the separation agreement.

During the meeting tonight, the council did approve the separation agreement and it will be finalized over the next few days. The effective date of the resignation and other specific details will be released by the city no later than mid-week.

We all look forward to getting back to the business of meeting the needs of the citizens of Newberg.


Brittney Jeffries
Public Affairs Officer - City of Newberg
414 E. First Street|PO Box 970 |Newberg OR 97132
brittney.jeffries@newbergoregon.gov
Direct: 503. 537. 1273
NW Oregon steps up forest restrictions due to rising fire danger
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/17/15
State and Federal land management agencies in NW Oregon are stepping up restrictions on recreational activities in the forest due to increasing wildfire danger. Effective Aug. 18, campfires will be prohibited in campgrounds, day-use areas and designated sites. This ban applies to the Clatsop and Tillamook State Forests and Bureau of Land Management lands.

Open fires are already banned outside of designated sites and campgrounds, including campfires, charcoal fire, cooking fires and warming fires. Use of wood-burning devices, used in conjunction with temporary dwellings, including tents and trailers, is prohibited. Portable cooking stoves using liquefied or bottled fuels are allowed.

For more information call the Tillamook, Forest Grove or Astoria offices of the Oregon Department of Forestry.
Tualatin-Sherwood Road to Close for Railroad Crossing Replacement (Photo)
Washington County - 08/17/15
Detour map - Tualatin-Sherwood Road Closure
Detour map - Tualatin-Sherwood Road Closure
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The replacement of the Tualatin-Sherwood Road railroad crossing is moving ahead unaffected by the recent trestle fire.

Tualatin-Sherwood Road is scheduled to be closed for up to 72 hours starting at 7 p.m. Friday evening, August 21. The road will be closed to all motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists. Signs will identify the detour routes (see accompanying map). The road will reopen as soon as work is completed.

For more information, visit the project website at http://bit.ly/T-S_RR

Your patience is appreciated during this inconvenient but necessary road closure.


Attached Media Files: Detour map - Tualatin-Sherwood Road Closure
OSP Fish and Wildlife Division Seeking Public's Assistance in Poaching Case-Fall Creek (Lane County) - Update (Photo)
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 08/17/15
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Update:
The Oregon State Police would like to thank the public for the assistance with the investigation of the buck deer killed near Lowell and reported on last week. A suspect has been identified and charges have been filed.

Previously Released:
The Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division in Springfield is asking for the public's help locating the person(s) responsible for the unlawful killing and waste of a deer in Lane County.

During the first week of August, a landowner in the Fall Creek Area southeast of Springfield reported finding a dead deer on his property. An Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Trooper from the Springfield Area Command responded to the location and found a large four point black tailed buck deer with a gunshot wound in the chest.

The Oregon State Police is seeking the public's help and requesting anyone who may have information regarding this incident to contact Senior Trooper Martin Maher at 541-726-2536 extension 424, or call the TIP Hotline at 1-800-452-788 or TIP E-Mail TIP@state.or.us. A $250 reward may be issued for information resulting in an arrest/conviction of person(s) for the illegal killing, taking, and/or waste of this deer. TIPs can remain anonymous.


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Scam Alert
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 08/17/15
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley would like to advise our citizens of a scam technique that is currently on the rise in Linn County.

Citizens have been receiving telephone calls from a male subject who identifies himself as Captain Dan Messick. The male advises you of an outstanding warrant for your arrest and because you did not show up for court, you now have a federal subpoena. The caller then asks you to get a pre-paid money card and pay your fine over the telephone. The phone number is often blocked or shows long distance.

Local law enforcement agencies have received five calls over the last week regarding this scam. This is extremely alarming to our office, as we do have a Captain Messick employed at the Linn County Sheriff's Office.

We would like to remind our citizens that the Linn County Sheriff's Office will never ask for money over the phone or electronically. These are well known scams. Please do not give out any personal information to someone you do not know; this includes your account numbers, Social Security numbers, names, addresses and date of birth.

If you fall victim to one of these scams and have been defrauded of money or personal information, please call your local law enforcement agency and report it immediately. If you suspect a scam and have not been defrauded, we recommend reporting this activity directly to the United States Department of Justice at www.justice.gov/criminal/fraud/contact/report-fraud.html
Ridgefield High School's Leadership Class organized a Field Day for Special Education students from local programs (Photo)
Ridgefield Sch. Dist. - 08/17/15
Attendees participated in a variety of activities including playing with a large parachute
Attendees participated in a variety of activities including playing with a large parachute
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Monday, August 17, 2015-Ridgefield, WA-More than 90 Special Education and Lifeskills students from Ridgefield School District, Hockinson School District, Woodland Public Schools and Mark Morris High School gathered for a Field Day at Ridgefield High School near the end of the school year organized by Ridgefield High School's Leadership Class.

Students in the Leadership Class at Ridgefield High School have been organizing the Field Day since 2012, inviting students from nearby schools and programs to participate in a variety of activities including indoor bowling, soccer, playing with a large parachute, participating in an obstacle course and egg hunt, playing tag and helping to create a banner celebrating the day using markers and other art supplies.

The Field Day started with students gathering and dancing to music while they met one another. Ridgefield's Leadership Class organizes the entire program, splitting the students up into different groups so they can make friends with students from other schools. "Many of the students have attended past Field Days, so they get excited when they recognize friends they've made from previous years," said Kim Allais, teacher of the Leadership Class. "This is my favorite activity of the year because the students in the Leadership Class can really be themselves with the attendees."

Communication remains key to organizing the multi-program event. "The biggest challenge was getting in contact with the schools with a lot of phone tag," said Emma Yaddof, a 2014-15 junior who was in charge of planning the Field Day. "I've participated in the Field Days before so I knew a little bit about what I could expect."

For Yaddof, her favorite part is interacting with all the students from the different schools. "The attendees have so much energy and are so happy - they're not afraid to put themselves out there," she said. "Leadership is one of my favorite classes; we do a lot of motivational team-building in class which helps build up camaraderie and makes us more effective as a class."

The Leadership Class also participates in a Lunch Buddy program where Leadership students have lunch and make friends with Special Education students at different Ridgefield schools throughout the year. "I really enjoyed the Lunch Buddy program, so I was looking forward to seeing all the kids having fun with the activities we do at the Field Day," said Carter Allen, a junior in 2014-15. "We want everyone to be safe, but we want them to be as involved as possible, too."

Giving back to the community gives many of the students of the Leadership Class a sense of pride and purpose. "I love being connected with the community, and next year I'll be both the President of the Leadership Class and the Leo's Club," said Allen. "Community service keeps me busy, and I'd rather be doing something good for the community than just sitting at home."

Allais ensures that her students know the amount of work involved in planning an event of this magnitude. "The Leadership Class learns that persistence is key in organizing the event; they have to repeatedly reach out to the other programs to make sure everyone knows when and where to arrive for the Field Day," said Allais. "The students set up the entire event and I tell them that when they're done by the end of the day, they should be physically and mentally exhausted - it's their opportunity to give everything of themselves that they can."

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Attached Media Files: Attendees participated in a variety of activities including playing with a large parachute , Carter Allen, a junior, plays tag with the attendees , Attendees participated in an outdoor egg hunt finding plastic eggs filled with candy , Leadership students guide attendees through the obstacle course , The RHS Leadership class organized Special Ed Field Day 2015
Red Cross Wildfire Response Continues (Photo)
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/17/15
Red Cross shelter team volunteers put plans in place to assist evacuees.
Red Cross shelter team volunteers put plans in place to assist evacuees.
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Red Cross volunteers from around the region mobilize to deliver resources to those in need.

MADRAS, Ore - Five days into recent Oregon wildfires response, Red Cross disaster relief activities continue. The Red Cross has activated three shelters, distributed more than 2,000 snacks and meals, supported five community meetings, and provided disaster mental health and health support services in the communities of Warm Springs, Baker City and Mt. Vernon to help people affected by the fires.

Local sheltering teams reacted swiftly last Wednesday when blazes engulfed more than 10,000 acres near Warm Springs. Just hours later, Red Cross crews called in additional volunteers to stand up another shelter to offer safe place for wildfire evacuees near Baker City. A day later, canyon fires closed in on the John Day community and Red Cross volunteers from Medford, Ore., to Vancouver, Wash., opened a shelter in Mt. Vernon.

As wildfire relief operations continue, Red Cross volunteers are convening with community partners and local officials to create disaster recovery strategies.

"Taking care of basic immediate physical and emotional needs is at the core of Red Cross services when disasters strike," says Amy Shlossman, chief executive officer for the American Red Cross Cascades Region. "Our disaster teams, led by an amazing volunteer corps, have been hard at work supporting affected communities as devastating wildfires covered nearly a quarter million acres in central and eastern Oregon. In the days ahead, we will continue to serve these local communities, working with partner agencies to begin the recovery process."

As of Monday afternoon, shelters are open at the Warm Springs Community Hall and Mt. Vernon Community Center. The Baker City shelter has been moved into stand-by status. Shelter workers remain in place to reopen the site if requested or as needed in response to changes in fire activity and/or evacuation notices. All shelters continue to serve as community hubs for information dissemination and disaster recovery planning.

You can help people affected by disasters like the Oregon wildfires, and countless other crises by making a gift to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasterss big and small. Visit www.redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies more than 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org/cascades. Or, read about Red Cross volunteers at http://redcrosscascade.blogspot.com/.

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Attached Media Files: Red Cross shelter team volunteers put plans in place to assist evacuees. , Red Cross provided recovery information, as well as snacks and water, at local community meetings in fire-affected communities in central and eastern Oregon. , Updated fire information and other resources are available at Red Cross shelter locations in Warm Springs, Mt. Vernon and Baker City
Stolen Guitar Returned to Rascal Flatts (Photo)
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 08/17/15
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Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports his deputies made a safe recovery of the $2,000 custom guitar stolen from the Rascal Flatts band. The theft occurred backstage during Friday night's concert at the Willamette Country Music Festival.

Linn County Sheriff's Deputies and Detectives working at the Willamette Country Music Festival received information regarding possible suspects shortly after the theft occurred on Friday night. Acting on the information, the suspects were identified as Kevin Chase Atkinson, 19 year-old male from Eugene, and a 17 year-old female from Junction City, who had attended the concert on the night of the theft.

An LCSO Detective met the male in Eugene at approximately 6:00 P.M. on Sunday August 16, 2015, and took possession of the guitar, noting the guitar appeared undamaged.

Both suspects were cooperative when interviewed by LCSO investigators. Representatives from the Rascal Flatts band requested no criminal prosecution of the pair, if the unique, custom guitar was returned unharmed. Willamette Country Music Festival administration staff was instrumental in the successful resolution of this investigation.


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Oregon Dept of Forestry Fire Update for Monday, August 17, 2015 (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/17/15
A firefighter checks information at the Stouts Fire in southwest Oregon
A firefighter checks information at the Stouts Fire in southwest Oregon
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FIRES CURRENTLY BURNING ON ODF-PROTECTED LANDS

The Eldorado Fire located approximately 8 miles southeast of Unity, Oregon is burning on Oregon Department of Forestry private lands, Vale BLM and Wallowa-Whitman National Forest lands. The fire lies on the north and south side of Highway 26 between Unity and Ironside, two small communities south of Baker City in eastern Oregon.

The fire size is now estimated at 20,237 acres and 10 percent contained.

20-person hand crews have started trickling in to support the bulldozers and engines that have been working on the Eldorado Fire the past three days. Yesterday bulldozers continued developing containment lines in moderate terrain.

Because of the many fires burning across Oregon and Washington, the people and equipment available for containing these fires is spread thin. "The weather and the number of large fires burning in the Pacific Northwest have made this fire difficult," said Incident Commander Link Smith, "however, we've put a plan together that we feel will help us meet our objectives, which is to minimize acres burned while keeping safety for the public and firefighters a top priority."

Overnight crews removed fuel around a few structures and strengthened containment lines along the southern and western portions of the fire. "Normally, on a fire this size over 300 firefighters would be constructing containment lines," said Marvin Vetter, Operations Section Chief. "However, because of the many wildfires burning throughout the West the Eldorado Fire team is doing all it can with its limited resources."

Today's plan includes using hand crews to connect containment lines started by bull dozers on the northwest side of the fire. On the southwest corner of the fire crews anticipate building containment lines to help keep the fire on the east side of Ironside Mountain. Stronger winds are forecasted over the next few days that will challenge established containment lines and increase fire behavior.

Yesterday the wind stoked the fire front on the fire's west and south sides. Weather reports from the Boise Weather Center predict a dry cold front coming through the area early today with 10-15 mile per hour winds. Fire incident meteorologists are calling for more difficult weather toward the end of the week.

Last night, engine crews worked through the night to extinguish hot spots along the fire's edge and strengthen containment lines.

Resources: Resources currently assigned to this fire include four 20-person crews, seven bulldozers, 12 engines and one helicopter.

Highway 26 is now open to motorists. The Cause of the fire is under investigation.

ESTIMATED COST TO DATE: $487,000

MORE INFORMATION:
BAKER CITY JOINT INFORMATION CENTER (JIC) (541) 523-2905
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4502/
www.facebook.com/ElDoradoFire2015
eldoradofire2015@gmail.com
#EldoradoFire
Ready Set Go: www.wildlandfirersg.org


> The Canyon Creek Complex located one mile south of the towns of John Day and Canyon City, Oregon, was sparked by lightning on August 12, 2015 and is burning on federal, state and private jurisdiction lands. It is currently estimated at 40,100 acres and is 0 percent contained.

It is being managed under a unified command structure with federal and state representation. A Type 1 Great Basin Incident Management Team (IMT), IC Lund, and the Oregon State Fire Marshal Red Team, IC Walker, are currently managing firefighting efforts.

This fire continues to challenge firefighters due to the extremely dry conditions, rugged terrain and afternoon winds. Additional firefighting resources continue to arrive from around the state and country with more than 300 firefighters currently assigned and more are anticipated to arrive to assist.

Yesterday air tankers and helicopters supported hand crews as they worked digging fire line in terrain too rugged for bulldozers. Late in the afternoon air tankers were diverted to a new fire that was burning nearby, however helicopters continued fight the fire.

Structural firefighters worked to protect homes and to determine the number of houses lost to the fire during the extreme wind event that occurred on Aug. 14th. Fire activity increased on the southern portion of the fire, near Dry Soda Lookout. Firefighters worked through the night to protect houses and to reinforce fire line.

Sunday afternoon two community meetings were held at the high school. Community members who have lost homes and property to this fire attended the first meeting and the second meeting provided fire information to the general public. More than 50 people attended the first meeting and more than 220 people attended the second. Speakers included local officials and firefighting personnel.

Today, the fire managers expect weather similar to yesterday, however the possibility of unpredictable winds exists. Firefighters continue working to improve total fire containment and line strengthening in the North. Today we will have a special focus with new resources on the South flank where activity is increasing. Firefighting aircraft will be used aggressively to keep this fire in check, however those resources can be diverted to new fires at a moment's notice.

Communities under Level 3 and Level 2 evacuations:

Level 3: Dog Creek-south of Marysville
Marysville South
Pine Creek - Gravel Pit, South
Canyon Creek
Edgewood Drive Level 2: Laycock Creek Adams Drive
Nans Rock Rd West Bench Rd
Luce Creek Marysville North
Pine Creek - Gravel Pit, North
Dog Creek-north of Marysville

An American Red Cross shelter has been established at the Mt. Vernon Community Center at 640 Ingle Street. Donations can be brought to the fairgrounds pavilion between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

The Red Cross is transitioning to providing financial and relief services for displaced residents. Those wishing to make monetary donations on behalf of displaced residents can contact the American Red Cross Mountain River Chapter at redcross.org/cascades or in person at the shelter located on Ingle Street in Mt. Vernon. Other donations are being accepted at the pavilion at the fairgrounds in John Day.

Closures
An emergency fire closure is in effect in the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness area. A copy of the closure order and map is available at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4495/ Forest Service personnel have assisted with escorting campers and other recreationalists out high-use areas, coordinating with Grant County Sheriff's Office and other local agencies to facilitate the closure.

Additional information on the Canyon Creek Complex can be found on Inciweb at: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4495/.

Please be advised of increased fire traffic and smoky conditions throughout the area. Forest officials ask that the public stay clear of all fire activities. Power lines have been damaged by fire and some residents may be using generators. Without an automatic cutoff switch, generators can pose an extreme hazard to power company employees due to back-feeding, please don't plug generators into the electrical system without an approved cutoff device.

Firefighting resources remain scarce due to the high number of fires burning regionally, however this fire is a very high priority both within the state and nationally. As other incidents wind down fire crews and equipment become available and if requested by commanders they are assigned to the Canyon Creek Complex. Firefighters will continue to work hard until this situation is brought to an end.

Additional fire information can be found at JDIDC - BICC sites online at: http://bicc-jdidc.org/index.shtml.

For more information on the Malheur National Forest, please visit us at www.fs.usda.gov/malheur, follow U.S. Forest Service- Malheur National Forest on Facebook, and follow @MalheurNF on Twitter for all the latest forest news.

To report a fire, contact the John Day Interagency Dispatch Center at 541-575-1321 or the Burns Interagency Communication Center at 541-573-1000.

Canyon Creek Complex Fire Info
canyoncreekcomplex@gmail.com
Inciweb: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4495/
Facebook: Great Basin National Incident Management Team 1
http://bicc-jdidc.org/index.shtml
Phone: 541-575-3040 / 541-575-3480


> Cornet-Windy Ridge Complex
The Cornet-Windy Ridge Complex is comprised of the lightning-caused Windy Ridge Fire (ODF Northeast Oregon District - Baker Sub-Unit) located 4 miles west of Durkee first reported August 11 and the lightning-caused Cornet Fire (ODF Northeast Oregon District - Baker Sub-unit). The fire has been burning on ODF-protected lands, U.S.F.S. and B.L.M. in brush, grass and timber and is now estimated at 96,762 acres and 30 percent containment.

The terrain on the fire is rugged and steep and ground crews have trouble accessing certain areas. This has necessitated aggressive air suppression including single engine air tankers (SEATs), helicopters and heavy air tankers, though increasingly scarce resources are straining air support.Favorable night weather conditions allowed fire fighters to conduct burn out operations that were successful in the north portions of the fire. Crews continue to patrol and hold lines while mopping up around structures. Today's weather conditions will allow for a favorable day for fire fighting efforts.

Burnout operations today will occur on Woods Gulch Road and Burnt Canyon Road to prevent fire from spreading to the east. Smoke will be visible from I-84.

Resources: A partial list of resources includes 19 crews, 4 helicopters, 34 fire engines and 12 bulldozers, as well as Southwest Incident Management Team-Mark Ruggiero and Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office-Ted Kunze.

Area Fire Closures:
A forest closure order is in place for the area around the Cornet / Windy Ridge Fire. Please see the link to the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest Website
http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/wallowa-whitman/home OR-245 remains closed. As of this morning, Highways- 7 and Interstate-84 are open

Highway 245 is still closed 11 miles north of Hereford. Drivers are urged to check highway conditions on tripcheck.com

Regulated closures are in effect on State and private lands protected by Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) in northeast and central Oregon. Please check with your local Oregon Department of Forestry office for public use restrictions on lands protected by ODF. Visit the Blue Mountain Interagency Dispatch webpage at www.bmidc.org or contact a local ODF office for more complete information.

Public shelters: As of 10 a.m. today, the American Red Cross has placed its shelter at the Baker City Nazarene Church, 1250 Hughes Lane, into standby status. Workers remain in place to reopen the shelter if requested by individuals affected by area wildfires or as needed in response to changes in fire activity / evacuation notices. Red cross nurses are available for evacuees that need medical attention. For more information: 541-519-2360.

Public Safety: the public should be cautious when driving; crews and equipment are working near and along the roads, and smoke may hinder visibility.

Cornet-Windy Ridge Complex Fire Info
Joint Info Center: 541-523-2905 (MEDIA requested to use this number)
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4478/


> The Eagle Complex (Northeast Oregon District - Baker Sub-Unit) reported Tuesday afternoon burning approximately 16 miles northeast of Baker City and 10 miles east of Medical Springs, Oregon, is now approximately 2,217 acres. The fire is burning on U.S.F.S. lands and lands protected by O.D.F. Three fires comprise the complex and are burning on the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest as well as private lands protected by Oregon Department of Forestry.

Rocky Mountain Team Black assumed command of the Eagle Complex at 6:00 a.m. yesterday morning.Yesterday firefighters continued to protect structures and assess opportunities to construct containment lines.

Most of the fire growth yesterday took place in the southeast section of the fire in the Bradley Creek area. Today, firefighters will continue structure protection efforts. Crews will also improve and hold the west and southwest sides of the fire and continue efforts to prevent the fire from turning north into East Eagle Creek. Aviation resources plan to resume assisting firefighters' efforts as conditions allow.

Weather today is expected to be warm and dry with increased warming and drying expected later this week.

Public meeting: Representatives from Rocky Mountain Team Black, Oregon Department of Forestry and the U.S. Forest Service will meet with residents of the Eagle community at 3:00 pm today at Baker City Nazarene Church Gymnasium.

Closures: There is an area closure in effect for the Eagle Complex near Main Eagle, East Eagle, Tamarack Campground and Two Color Campground. Please see the link to the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest website http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/wallowa-whitman/home .

Evacuations: There is a Level 2 (Set) for FS 77 Rd. Bennett Peak Area, main Eagle Area, Tamarack Campground.
Rocky Mountain Team Black (Greer), a Type 2 Incident Management Team, assumed command of the Eagle Complex at 6 am today.

Eagle Complex Fire Information
Fire and Evacuation Information: 541-523-2905
Email: BakerCoJointInfo@gmail.com
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4481/

> The Stouts Creek Fire