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07/31/14
99W Drive-In Theatre listed in the National Register of Historic Places (Photo)
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 07/31/14
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The 99W Drive-In Theatre was constructed in 1953 and opened July 31, 1953, showing "Sea Devils" with Rock Hudson and Yvonne DiCarlo and "Under the Sahara." It was constructed by Ted Francis and is now operated by a third-generation member of the Francis family, Brian Francis. The first drive-in theater was developed in New Jersey in 1933. After World War II the outdoor drive-in became increasingly popular, particularly for family entertainment, growing in numbers in Oregon from three in 1948 to 69 in 1959. In the 1970s the popularity of the drive-in declined with the rise of the multi-plex. To compete, the Francises built the Twin Cinemas on the grounds, which is still in operation today. Today, the 99W Drive-In is enjoying a resurgence in popularity. Its on-going operation is assured by the fact that it just won a new digital projector in the contest "Project Drive-In," one of ten in the country.

Oregon's State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation recommended the theater's nomination in their February 2014 meeting. It is one of eleven historic properties in Newberg that are now listed in the National Register, which is maintained by the National Park Service under the authority of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. It is one of three drive-in theaters remaining in the Oregon.

More information about the National Register and recent Oregon lists is online at www.oregonheritage.org (click on "National Register" at left of page).


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City of Gresham Proclaims Thursday, July 31, 2014 "Great Futures Day in Gresham" as Boys & Girls Clubs of America launches national Great Futures Campaign
Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metropolitan Area - 07/31/14
Boys & Girls Clubs of America will launch a national campaign on Thursday, July 31st, to call attention to the role Clubs play in providing critical services to youth, and the key areas of impact Boys & Girls Club programs have on the lives of the kids they serve. The Great Futures campaign focuses on how Clubs provide a safe and structured environment for kids when school is not in session, creating positive pathways for academic success, character building, and developing lifelong healthy habits.

The City of Gresham will celebrate their new partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro by proclaiming July 31st, 2014 as "Great Futures Day in Gresham." The proclamation will be formally unveiled by City Council President Lori Stegmann at a community leader's round table discussion with Boys & Girls Club youth from the Rockwood teen program. Council President Stegmann will be joined by Gresham Chief of Police Craig Junginger and Gresham Fire Division Chief Mark Maunder, and will hear firsthand from area youth what their vision is for great futures for them personally and for their community.

The national Great Futures campaign will launch at 3:00 PM on the 31st on the East Coast, followed by 3:00 PM in each time zone across the country. Individual Clubs will host various local events to celebrate Great Futures within their communities. 3:00 PM signifies the time school typically gets out and the need for millions of youth across the country for safe and enriching programs outside of school.

WHO
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro youth & staff from the Rockwood teen program
Gresham City Council President Lori Stegmann
City of Gresham Chief of Police Craig Junginger
Gresham Fire Division Chief Mark Maunder

WHEN Thursday, July 31st at 3 P.M.

WHERE
Rockwood Public Safety Facility
675 NE 181st Ave.
Gresham, Oregon
Update: Lake County Sheriff's Office Coordinating Search For Missing 18-Year Old Male From Wilderness Program in Northern Lake County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/31/14
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Lake County Sheriff's Office, with the assistance of several partner search and rescue personnel and neighboring sheriff offices, is continuing the search this morning for KEVIN ROBERT MULERT, age 18, from Deerfield, Illinois, in a remote area of northern Lake County, Oregon.

MULERT was reported missing Wednesday, July 30, 2014, from a therapeutic wilderness program after program staff members discovered him missing about 8:00 a.m. from the program's camp site about six miles south of Frederick Butte. The location is in northern Lake County, a remote area about 20 miles south of Highway 20 and the community of Hampton.

An update this morning from Lake County Sheriff Phil McDonald regarding today's search effort:

* Approximately 30 searchers from search & rescue teams out of Lake, Deschutes, and Klamath counties are at the site focusing on a 5-mile area around the program's camp site.
* Search teams on the ground include personnel on horses, ATVs, motor vehicles and on foot. A search canine is also expected to join searchers again today.
* Air resources, fixed wing and helicopter, from the Civil Air Patrol and Oregon National Guard will search from the air.
* The California Oregon Oregon Regional Search & Rescue Task Force (CORSAR) has been contacted for additional resources when needed. This group includes personnel from Jackson County, Douglas County, Josephine County, Klamath County, Curry County, Coos County, Oregon State Police, Siskiyou County, Del Norte County, Bureau of Land Management, US Forest Service, Brim Aviation, Crater Lake National Park Service, American Red Cross, and Civil Air Patrol. The CORSAR team provides trained search and rescue personnel, search management, and other related resources to federal, state, and local authorities to further safeguard and save lives.

According to Sheriff McDonald, temperatures again today are expected to be in the mid to upper 90s with the potential for thunderstorms.

MULERT is described as a biracial male, 5"11, 200 lbs, with brown hair and brown eyes. He may have been wearing glasses and was believed to be wearing a red fleece jacket, khaki shorts, and socks. He was not wearing shoes and walked away undetected from the camp during the early morning hours.

Anyone traveling in the area that sees someone matching his description should immediately call 9-1-1 or OSP Southern Command Center dispatch at (541) 776-6111.

Please note that Sheriff McDonald is not available for media contact while coordinating the search. At his request, updates will be provided in news releases and Twitter (@ORStatePolice) distributed by Oregon State Police. Media and the public can periodically check for news release updates at:
http://www.oregon.gov/osp/NEWSRL/pages/news_releases.aspx

Sheriff McDonald has provided 3 photographs of the area where searchers are working today. These photos, along with 2 photographs of Kevin Mulert and an map of the general search area are a provided in links with this release.

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Gang Enforcement Team Investigating an Overnight Shooting that Injured a 20-Year-Old Man
Portland Police Bureau - 07/31/14
On Wednesday July 30, 2014, at approximately 11:30 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center on the report that a gunshot victim arrived at the hospital via private vehicle.

Officers responded to the hospital where they contacted 20-year-old Johnny Ray Brown Jr., who was suffering from a gunshot wound to his right arm. Medical personnel were treating Brown for the non-life-threatening injury.

Brown told police that the shooting occurred a few blocks West of Kenton Park in North Portland. Officers checking the Kenton neighborhood did not locate any crime scene or calls of shots fired in the area.

Brown is known to police as a gang associate so the Gang Enforcement Team responded to continue the investigation.

The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force are continuing to actively investigate gang and gun crimes in the City of Portland.

Anyone with information about gang and/or 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.

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

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

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Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-30 Armed Robbery (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/31/14
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The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in solving an armed robbery that occurred in Northeast Portland's Sumner Neighborhood.

On March 12, 2014, at approximately 2:30 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to Frolic's Adult Bookstore on the report of an armed robbery.

The suspect entered the bookstore, armed with a handgun, and demanded money from the employee. After receiving an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect ran out of the bookstore, also carrying a number of items stolen from the bookstore.

The suspect is described as a male Hispanic in his 30s, 5'6" tall, medium build, black hair that is shaved, brown eyes, and wearing a dark blue Adidas pullover jacket.

Surveillance photos of the suspect have been posted to http://wwwcrimestoppersoforegon.com for viewing.

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.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by the tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave the tip information. Tips can be left in English or Spanish.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

Investigator:
Detective Darren Posey
Portland Police Bureau
(503) 823-0403
darren.posey@portlandoregon.gov

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07/30/14
Lents Neighborhood Gas Station Robbed by Man Implying a Weapon
Portland Police Bureau - 07/30/14
This evening, Wednesday July 30, 2014, at 9:11 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at the Shell Gas Station, located at 5524 Southeast 82nd Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted employees who told police that the suspect entered the gas station market and demanded money while implying he had a weapon.

After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the store and was last seen walking southbound on Southeast 83rd Avenue.

Several officers, including a K-9 Unit, checked the neighborhood but did not locate the suspect.

The suspect is described as a white male in his mid-20s, 6'0" tall, 170 pounds, wearing a straw hat, unknown color shirt, and blue jeans.

Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to contact the Robbery Detail at (503) 823-0403.

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Driver Cited For DUII After Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 199 north of Cave Junction (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/30/14
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An adult female is facing a charge for DUII following her involvement in a single vehicle injury traffic crash on Highway 199 north of Cave Junction in Josephine County. The woman's name will be released after it is provided by the lead investigator.

On July 30, 2014 at approximately 4:39 p.m., the woman was driving a pickup on Highway 199 near milepost 23 when it traveled off the highway and struck a tree. The woman was extricated by Illinois Valley Fire District firefighters and then transported by Mercy Flights air ambulance to Rogue Regional Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Initial investigation led OSP to cite her for DUII.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Illinois Valley Fire District, AMR Ambulance, Mercy Flights, and ODOT.

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Jennifer Huston Missing Person Case Release#3
Newberg-Dundee Police Dept. - 07/30/14
Today, the family of Jennifer Huston organized a search effort by air. They flew over Wilsonville Road and the Willamette River. The Yamhill County Sheriff's Office navigated the Willamette River from Wilsonville to the mouth of the Willamette River, near Dayton. This was a visual check looking for areas where a vehicle may have gone into the water or for an oil sheen on top of the water.

Roadways in the area of Gaston and Bald Peak as well as Wilsonville Road have also been checked.

An updated bulletin asking for all law enforcement agencies to be on the look-out for Mrs. Huston and her vehicle was sent out again today to all western states which includes Washington, Idaho, Oregon, California and Alaska.

Law Enforcement will be conducting further aerial searches that will cover the west and central section of Yamhill County on Thursday and Friday.

These efforts did not yield any new leads.

We continue to receive several tips and potential leads that are being triaged and followed up on.

The Newberg-Dundee Police Department would like to extend its thanks to the Portland Police Bureau, the Oregon State Police, the Titan Fusion Division of the Oregon Department of Justice, the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

There are no future press briefings or phone interviews planned.

Any press inquiries will not be answered until tomorrow, July 31, 2014.
Hwy 99W closed in Amity for several hours for police investigation
McMinnville Police Dept. - 07/30/14
Over the last week, McMinnville Police Department detectives have been assisting Amity Police Department on an investigation involving multiple threats and assaults against a family living along Hwy 99W in Amity. Today around 1:00 pm, an officer received a message from a third party that another incident had occurred at the residence in Amity and that a suspect may have been seriously injured in today's incident. Amity PD, McMinnville PD, and Yamhill County Sheriff's Office responded and initiated an investigation of this incident. Those agencies were assisted by Oregon State Police, and Yamhill County District Attorney's Office and Crime Victims Assistance Office.

Based on the statements from the residents, the suspect approached a family member and attempted to grab them. A struggle ensued and the male suspect was injured and ran off. He got into a vehicle with two other occupants and drove away from the scene Northbound on Hwy 99W.

Investigating officers are looking for a Hispanic male in his twenties, clean shaven, slender, about 5' 05", and with a dragon tattoo on his left forearm along with some oriental letters or writing. The male should have a significant injury to his lower left abdomen. The male fled the scene in a 1990's red/maroon SUV (possibly a Chevy Blazer or similar body design) with a male driver and a white female passenger.

This series of incidents appear to be targeted to a specific family and is not a likely threat to the rest of the community.

Highway 99W was closed during the investigation and is now open.

Anyone with information regarding this incident or related incidents is asked to call Detective Hugo Cerda at 503-435-5615 or Chief Dan Brown at 503-835-8606.
Update: Photo - Serious Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 26 near Brightwood in Clackamas County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/30/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is investigating a Wednesday afternoon two vehicle serious injury traffic crash that occurred on Highway 26 near Brightwood in Clackamas County. Names and other information will be released later after scene investigation is completed.

Preliminary information indicates on July 30, 2014 at approximately 3:35 p.m., a serious injury crash occurred on Highway 26 near E. Wildwood Avenue involving a pickup and passenger car. After impact, the pickup rolled before coming to rest.

The passenger car's driver was extricated and transported by LifeFlight to Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) with critical injuries.

The pickup's driver was transported by ground ambulance to OHSU with serious injuries.

OSP is assisted at the scene by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Hoodland Fire Department, and ODOT. The highway is now open to one lane of traffic with ODOT coordinating travel through the area. Traffic updates TripCheck.com.

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UPDATE ---Active investigation/ Road Closure
Yamhill Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/30/14
Hwy 99 in the City of Amity is now open for regular traffic. Captain Dennis Marks will be sending out media release shortly describing the incident. For further questions contact Dennis Marks at the McMinnville Police Department.

Hwy 99 in the City of Amity is currently closed between Rice Lane and Rosedell Avenue. The Yamhill County Sheriff's Office, City Of McMinnville Police Department, and City of Amity Police Department are actively investigating a threat made to a local citizen. As further information develops an updated release will come out. Members of the community are asked to take optional routes around the area.
It's summer! When watering trees, remember to water them deeply
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/30/14
The weather forecast is calling for high temperatures around much of the state through the weekend. Unfortunately, signs of tree stress caused by lack of water are already observable in some Oregon communities.

"Summer temperatures can be hard on trees, especially landscape trees in our urban areas," says Kristin Ramstad, an urban forester with the Oregon Department of Forestry. "If trees aren't well-watered, warm weather and prolonged drought eventually make trees more susceptible to insect and disease problems," adds Ramstad.

Seems like a good time to remember that when temperatures in Oregon get warm and stay warm, it can take a toll on trees as well as people. In other words, summer is both a time people need shade from trees, and when trees really need people to care for them.

The Oregon Department of Forestry suggests a few tips for keeping your trees healthy during times of heat stress.

Symptoms of drought
One of the first signs that a deciduous tree (i.e., a tree that loses its leaves in the winter) needs water is that its leaves begin to look dull, and sometimes, limp. More advanced symptoms of needing water are browning of leaves, wilting, and curling at the edges.

Leaves may also develop a scorched or burned look, turning yellow or brown on outside edges, or between leaf veins. Leaves may even appear smaller than usual, drop prematurely, or turn brown but remain on the tree.

Conifers are evergreen trees such as Ponderosa Pine or Douglas-fir. When drought-stressed, their needles may turn yellow, red, purple or brown.

Watering do's and don'ts

Given their benefits, longevity, and contributions to the environment, give your trees higher watering priority than lawns. Keep in mind that if trees are only provided with shallow water every day, they're probably only getting a fraction of what they need. Watering trees for short periods of time encourages shallow rooting, which can lead to future health problems for the tree.

To make sure your tree gets the water it needs, saturate the soil within the drip line - that's the circle that could be drawn on the soil around the tree directly under the tips of its outermost branches. Using a regular hose or a soaker hose, water deeply and slowly - slowly is important, so the water doesn't run-off. To make sure it gets enough water, keep moving the hose around different areas under the tree.

For conifers, water 3 to 5 feet beyond the drip line on all sides of the tree. Also, if you have a choice, water trees during the cooler part of the day. Another way to water trees slowly is to put a nail hole in the bottom (near the edge) of a five gallon bucket. Fill the bucket with water, and leave the slowly leaking bucket under the canopy of the tree. Do this twice or three times per tree, moving the bucket each time.

Other tips: consider a water probe, and use mulch

Sometimes a tree's roots dry out even though it appears the soil around the roots is moist; this occasionally happens with recently-planted trees whose roots were wrapped in burlap. One way around this is to use a water miser probe, or water probe. These devices work like a long needle and basically pump water into the ground, and are available at your local hardware store or through your landscaper or arborist.

Using mulch is an excellent way to care for trees in warm weather, as it helps the soil below trees retain moisture and stay cool. Mulch can be made of bark, wood chips, leaves and evergreen needles. Apply mulch within the drip line, at a depth of four inches, leaving a six-inch space between the mulch and tree trunk. Mulch will also help discourage weeds.

Lastly, don't plant annual flowers or other groundcovers under the canopy of your tree, as they'll compete with the tree's roots for moisture and nutrients.


Good tree care = a good investment

Trees and forests enhance quality of life in many ways, providing shade, wildlife habitat, clean air, wood and other products, raising property values, and providing clean, healthy streams. What's more, on hot days, we all rely on the respite we get from the shade of the trees in our yards and communities. Therefore, it is a really good idea to keep our trees healthy and watered.

Proper tree care - including deep watering of trees during hot summer and warm fall months - pays big dividends in the long run.

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For more information about trees and tree care:
www.isa-arbor.com/
www.treesaregood.com/treecare/treecareinfo.aspx
Fairview Police Chief Accepts the Cold Water Challenge to Raise Money and Awareness for the Officer Down Memorial Page
Fairview Police Dept. - 07/30/14
The Fairview Police Department is expanding their annual National Night Out to include a cold water challenge by dumping ice cold water on the Chief of Police.

This year, National Night Out is Tuesday, August 5, 2014, from 5-8 pm at the Community Park (across the street from City Hall). In addition to two Taser demonstrations, free food, music, raffle and much more, Fairview Police Sergeant Kirby and Chief Johnson will get doused with ice water at 7pm. The cold water challenge is to raise awareness and money for the Officer Down Memorial Page, an organization that:

* Honors over 21,000 fallen heroes
* Helps deny parole to cop killers
* Provides free ballistic vests to police officers
* Informs officers & citizens of line of duty deaths nationwide

During National Night Out, donations to the Officer Down Memorial Page will be accepted at the Fairview Police booth. For every five dollars donated, individuals can put their name into a drawing to actually help dump the ice water on the Sergeant and Chief. Four names will be drawn (at 7pm) and those individuals will physically dump the ice water on Sgt. Kirby and Chief Johnson.

For more information about the Officer Down Memorial Page, please go to: www.odmp.org.
Return from the Burn is Aug. 15-17 at Tillamook Forest Center (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/30/14
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You are invited to attend the free 8th annual "Return from the Burn" event at the Tillamook Forest Center Friday, August 15th through Sunday, August 17th, from 10am to 5pm each day.

Join us for three days of fun celebrating the unique Tillamook State Forest. Throughout the weekend we will host engaging activities and displays representing the history of the forest before, during and after the fires. Thanks to the generous support of the Tillamook Forest
Heritage Trust, this year's event will include new activities. On Saturday we are featuring the band Timberbound, who will offer two sets of old logger's songs, including their rendition of "Tillamook Burn." Also, we will have a special steam donkey presentation that will showcase how this 1880s machine became the workhorse of the woods. At the event you can:

* Meet Smokey Bear & his firefighting friends - receive a free goodie bag!
* Have fun during children's story time and puppet show
* Eat yummy BBQ available for purchase from the Coyote's Grill
* Visit with wildland firefighters and see their gear
* Drop a smoke jumper from the lookout tower
* Tap your feet while listening to Timberbound's old logger's songs (Saturday at 12:30 & 3 pm)
* Get wet exploring the Wilson River with Tillamook Estuaries Partnership staff on Saturday
* Watch a special steam donkey presentation
* Check out unique seasonal displays, face painting and much more!
* Enjoy free admission, events, and activities. Your generous donations to the Tillamook Forest Heritage Trust help support programs and events like this.

This year's Tillamook Forest Center "Return from the Burn" event is offered in conjunction with Tillamook County's "A Step Back in Time" which offers visitors an opportunity to visit several other museums and take a scenic train ride for an all-inclusive $15.00 pass. For more information on "A Step Back in Time", please call the Garibaldi Maritime Museum at (503) 322-8411.

We hope you'll join us for the "Return from the Burn" event this year for some free family fun!

LOCATION, DAYS AND HOURS
The Tillamook Forest Center is located on Highway 6 at milepost 22; approximately one hour from Portland and 20 minutes from the city of Tillamook. Summer hours (7 days a week from 10 am to 5 pm) continue through September 7. Fall hours (Wednesday - Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm) begin on September 8, 2014. For more information about the Tillamook Forest Center, visit www.tillamookforestcenter.org or call toll free (866) 930-4646.


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Shooting Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland's Irvington Neighborhood - No Known Gunshot Victims
Portland Police Bureau - 07/30/14
This afternoon, Wednesday July 30, 2014, at 3:43 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to multiple 9-1-1 calls of shots fired in the area of Northeast 12th Avenue and Schuyler Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire on Schuyler, between 11th and 12th Avenues, including one vehicle struck by a bullet.

No victims have been located and witnesses described two different groups of African American males in the area, with one person from one group firing at the other group.

The Gang Enforcement Team is responding to investigate the shooting.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at (503) 823-3333.

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Uriah McKinley Pleads Guilty to Silverton Murder
Marion Co. District Attorney's Office - 07/30/14
TO: All media
FROM: Amy Queen, Deputy District Attorney
DATE: July 30, 2014
RE: URIAH MCKINLEY PLEADS GUILTY TO SILVERTON MURDER

Today, before the Honorable Thomas M. Hart, Uriah Michael Dean Mckinley, 22, plead guilty and was sentenced for the murder of Jeffrey Edward Lamoreaux, 30. McKinley also plead guilty to Robbery in the First Degree with a Firearm, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Short-Barreled Rifle with a Firearm, and Possession of Methamphetamine. For the crime of Murder with a Firearm, he was sentenced to life imprisonment with a mandatory minimum of 25 years before he is eligible for parole. For the crime of Unlawful Possession of a Short-Barreled Rifle with a Firearm, the defendant was sentenced to an additional 5 years imprisonment, to be served consecutively to his life sentence. For Possession of Methamphetamine, he was sentenced to 6 months imprisonment concurrent to all other sentences. The Robbery in the First Degree with a Firearm and Felon in Possession of a Firearm charges merge with the other counts.

On December 2, 2013, at 1704, the Silverton Police Department responded to a report of a deceased male inside the home at 218 Olson Road, Silverton, Oregon. Upon further investigation, the death was ruled suspicious. The deceased male was identified as Jeffrey Edward Lamoreaux. The Silverton Police Department was assisted by members of the Marion County Homicide Assault Response Team (H.A.R.T.), specifically, the Marion County Sheriff's Office, Keizer Police Department, Oregon State Police, and Woodburn Police Department. The U.S. Marshall Fugitive Task Force assisted with the investigation as well.

Dr. Clifford Nelson of the Office of the State Medical Examiner performed an autopsy on Lamoreaux and determined the cause of death to be gunshot wounds of the head, and the manner of death to be homicide.

On December 13, 2013, a Marion County Grand Jury issued indictments charging Uriah Michael Dean Mckinley, 22, and Andrew James Slover, 23, with the death of Jeffrey Edward Lamoreaux, 30. The indictment against Andrew James Slover charged him with Murder and Robbery in the First Degree. Andrew Slover is currently in custody at the Marion County Jail. His next court appearance is on September 22, 2014 at 9:00am for a settlement conference. As Slover's case is pending, no other information will be released at this time.
Emilio Hoffman Memorial Soccer Tournament Set for August 9-10 (Photo)
Reynolds Sch. Dist. - 07/30/14
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The First Emilio Hoffman Memorial Soccer Tournament will be held at Reynolds High School on August 9-10, 2014. The tournament is being hosted by Reynolds High School Boys Soccer.

$200 Entry Fee

11 player boys and girls teams up to U18

Registration Deadline is August 1.

Contact: Allan Berry, Head Soccer Coach at (503) 750-4697.

Volunteers are needed to staff concessions area. Details available at: https://www.reynolds.k12.or.us/district/emilio-hoffman-memorial-soccer-tournament-set-august-9-10


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Gang Member Arrested for April 2014 Shooting in North Portland's Overlook Neighborhood (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/30/14
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On Saturday July 26, 2014, officers assigned to the Portland Police Bureau's Gang Enforcement Team (GET) located and arrested 20-year-old Alejandro Ray Vance Jr. in connection with a shooting that occurred in April 2014.

Vance Jr. is a documented member of a Portland street gang.

This investigation started on Monday April 28, 2014, at 5:36 p.m., when North Precinct officers responded to multiple reports of gunshots heard in the area of North Killingsworth Street and Minnesota Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire just South of Killingsworth, including two vehicle struck by bullets.

Officers canvassing the area attempted to contact Vance Jr., who ran from police and discarded a handgun, which was located and seized by officers. Vance Jr. was located and arrested shortly after and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

Over the past few months, GET detectives learned additional information that led to Vance Jr. being charged in connection with the shooting.

Vance was charged with Attempted Murder, Attempted Assault in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Reckless Endangerment, Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Discharging a Firearm in the City, and Pointing a Firearm at Another.

Vance was arraigned on Monday July 28 in Multnomah County Court.

Anyone with information about this shooting should contact Detective Mitch Hergert at (503) 823-2081 or mitchell.hergert@portlandoregon.gov.

The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force are continuing to actively investigate gang and gun crimes in the City of Portland.

Anyone with information about gang and/or 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.

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

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

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Deputies Recover Stolen BBQ
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/30/14
Today at 2:00 p.m., an anonymous tipster called the Sheriff's Office which, led deputies to the 3500 block of Brooklake Road NE, where they recovered a BBQ stolen from a Salem resident. When deputies arrived the found the BBQ in the front yard of a residence. The resident claims to have purchased the BBQ for $500.00 from a patron who brought it to their yard sale over the weekend.

As of this time there are no criminal charges being brought against the person who was in possession of the BBQ. Deputies are in the process of returning the BBQ to its rightful owner.
Watch your vote count Aug. 5 on CVTV Channel 23 or www.cvtv.org
City of Vancouver - 07/30/14
Vancouver, Wash. - Clark/Vancouver Television (CVTV), local government Cable Channel 23, will provide the only live, local election night television coverage in Clark County starting at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5. Viewers can turn to Comcast Channel 23 for up-to-the-minute Clark County election results, analysis and commentary. Live CVTV election coverage is also available to viewers online at www.cvtv.org.

Dave Schmitke, CVTV Contributor, and Dr. Carolyn Long, Associate Professor for the Department of Political Science at Washington State University - Vancouver, will conduct candidate interviews from the 6th Floor Hearings Room at the Clark County Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St.

Clark/Vancouver Television is a local government, non-commercial cable access channel. It is operated and funded by the City of Vancouver and Clark County, Washington.

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Oregon Department of Forestry Fire Update, Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/30/14
This is an Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) fire update for Tuesday, July 29, 2014.

FIRES
Lightning moved through southwest Oregon, the Cascades, and central, southeast Oregon last night igniting fires across the state on all ownerships. Firefighting agencies are busy doing reconnaissance and initial attack on fires that have been identified, and reconnaissance for other possible strikes. Lightning continues in the forecast for the remainder of the week.

Large fires currently burning within ODF's protection jurisdiction include:

Southwest Oregon District - Grants Pass Unit: The Reeves Creek Fire, that was reported on Monday, July 28, at 6:38 p.m., burning on forestlands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry south of Selma ((25 miles southwest of Grants Pass in Josephine County), is reported today as 50 percent contained, at 232 acres. The fire had previously, yesterday, evening, been reported at 90 percent contained, but that has been reduced because of weather concerns, including a Red Flag Warning in effect for much of the district and that the area may receive strong, erratic winds, 100-degree temperatures, and vegetation in the fire area being extremely dry. The cause is under investigation.

Central Oregon District - John Day Unit: Lightning yesterday afternoon and last night caused several fires in an area of the communities of Dayville, Spray, and Monument. A local Incident Management Team was dispatched and has made good progress controlling two of the three major fires on ODF forestlands. These fires are the 100-acre Street Fire, burning six miles northeast of Monument, which poses the most serious control issues at this time; the Haystack Fire, burning four miles northeast of Spray - 800 acres, and the Troop Fire, the biggest of three fires burning three miles north of Dayville, at approximately 250 acres.

Fires on other jurisdictions in Oregon
(More information on the following fires can be found at: http://nwccweb.us/index.aspx and http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/.

Pumice Flat - Located approximately two miles from the south boundary of Crater Lake National Park, this fire was reported at approximately 11:15 a.m. on Monday, July 28 (believed to be lightning hold-over fire from lightning received the week before). The local South Central Oregon Incident Management Team (IC Leyland Hunter) has assumed command of the fire which is 100 percent lined today, but still at 25 acres and now at 75 percent containment. There continues to be spot fires and isolated torching to the north end, and, as elsewhere, red flag warnings remain in effect and last night's thunderstorms brought multiple lightning strikes to the area that are being investigated.

Kitten Complex - 22,700 acres, 85 percent contained.

Bridge 99 Complex - 5,699 acres, 95 percent contained, management of this fire has turned back over to the Deschutes National Forest local team.

Ochoco Complex - 10,004 acres, 94 percent contained. Management of this fire is being transitioned to a small team today, July 30, 2014.

Bingham Complex - 452 acres, 50 percent contained; management of this fire has been turned back over to the local unit.

Hurricane Creek Fire - 502 acres, 20 percent contained. The Wallowa-Whitman National Fire is monitoring the fire, burning in the Eagle Cap Wilderness, dropping water on hot spots, and evaluating the potential for increased activity, ready to respond if the fire moves north and threatens ODF-protected forestlands.

Buzzard Complex - 395,747 acres, 98 percent contained; management of this fire has been turned back over to the local unit.

Center Fire - 2,515 acres, 99 percent contained.

Logging Unit Fires - 10,447 acres, 80 percent contained.

Shaniko Butte Fire - 42,044 acres, 85 percent contained; management of this fire has been turned back over to the local unit.

FIRE STATISTICS
Due to heavy firefighting activity our fire statistics have not been updated. They will return when the database has been made current.

Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

OTHER FIRE INFORMATION
ODF maintains a blog at http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/, which includes breaking news on wildfires statewide, along with current fire statistics, and a frequently updated Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/ORDeptForestry.

For information on wildfires in other jurisdictions within Oregon, go to the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center website, http://www.nwccweb.us/ and to the national Incident Information System website at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/.

Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

NEWS MEDIA
News media may call the Fire Information Duty Officer, (see below), 24/7 for fire information. The duty officer will call back promptly. Media may also call the Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters office, 503-945-7200, weekdays during business hours.

Jeri Chase | Public Information Officer
General Media Contact
Oregon Department of Forestry
2600 State St., Salem, OR 97310

Desk 503-945-7201
Cell 503-931-2721
jchase@odf.state.or.us
Sidewalk Awareness and Enforcement Effort for Bicycle Riders and Skateboarders Scheduled for Downtown Portland
Portland Police Bureau - 07/30/14
On Thursday July 31, 2014, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., officers from the Portland Police Bureau's Central Precinct and Traffic Division will be conducting an awareness and enforcement effort on people riding bicycles and skateboards on sidewalks in Downtown Portland.

The goal of the effort is to increase safety on Downtown sidewalks and to give warnings to those riding bicycles or skateboards on sidewalks. In some cases, citations may be issued to those violating the Portland City Code.

This effort will be focus on sidewalks between West Burnside and Southwest Yamhill Streets, 5th to 6th Avenues.

During the Summer months, Downtown Portland sidewalks become very congested and collisions between pedestrians and those riding bicycles or skateboards become more likely.

Portland City Code 16.70.320(E) state that no person may "ride a bicycle on a sidewalk, unless avoiding a traffic hazard in the immediate area, within the area bounded by and including SW Jefferson, Front Avenue (Naito Parkway), NW Hoyt and 13th Avenue."

Portland City Code 16.70.410(A) states: "No person may use roller skates, including in-line skates, skateboards, scooters, or other similar devices powered exclusively by human power upon any sidewalk within the area bounded by and including SW Jefferson, Naito Parkway, NW Hoyt and 13th Avenue. The middle and bisecting sidewalks in the Park Blocks are considered sidewalks for the purposes of this Subsection."

Subsection (B) states: "No person may use roller skates, including in-line skates, skateboards, scooters, or other similar devices powered exclusively by human power upon any street, roadway or sidewalk on (1) SW 5th or 6th Avenues between SW Lincoln and Burnside; and on (2) NW 5th or 6th Avenues between Burnside and Union Station."

Full content of the ordinance is located here: http://www.portlandonline.com/auditor/index.cfm?c=28596#cid_412594

The Portland Police Bureau conducts numerous and varied traffic, bicycle and pedestrian safety missions throughout the year including: distracted driving, crosswalk enforcement, speeding, and DUII. Each effort is conducted with the primary goal of increasing awareness and safety in Portland.

Community input is one way the Police Bureau identifies issues and areas of concern to residents of Portland.

To provide input on traffic safety problems, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/article/299189

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Residents Asked to be on the Lookout for Burglary Suspect **Update Suspect Identified** (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/30/14
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The Sheriff's Office has successfully identified the burglary suspect involved in a chase near Drift Creek Road NE. Rodney Allen Tishmack, age 51, of Woodburn was arrested yesterday afternoon after being seen by a local resident exiting a barn. Deputies believe Tishmack stayed in the barn overnight after being chased by Sheriff's Deputies.

Tishmack was arrested without incident while walking away from the barn, he was not armed. After his arrest Tishmack was transported to the Marion County Jail where he is being held on Criminal Mischief and Trespassing charges. Once deputies wrap up their investigation they will return to the jail and charge Tishmack with additional crimes.

The Sheriff's Office would like to thank its community members for the tips that led to Tishmack's capture.


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Earlier today deputies with the Sheriff's Office detained and arrested a male in the area of yesterday's burglary near Drift Creek Road NE. The Sheriff's Office is confident they have arrested the burglary suspect however, we are working with the victim to positively identify the suspect before charging him with the appropriate criminal offenses related to yesterdays incident.

Until the victim has an opportunity to speak with investigators no further details or releases regarding the male will be made. The Sheriff's Office expects this investigation will conclude sometime tomorrow.

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Attached is a photograph of the stolen truck recovered in this case. Anyone with information is asked to call 503-588-5032.

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Today at 3:00 p.m., residents near Seminole Road NE and Mustang Road NE interrupted the burglary of their residence. The suspect a white, male adult, in his 40's with shaggy hair, black pants and no shirt fled the scene in a stolen vehicle.

A short time later the vehicle was located in the 2500 block of Drift Creek Road NE and chased into a nearby Christmas tree farm. The male abandoned the stolen vehicle and fled on foot. At this point deputies believe when the man fled he may have been armed with a shotgun. Due to the rural nature and the location the suspect fled deputies are not tracking the suspect.

Deputies are asking that if anyone sees the suspect to please call 911 immediately.


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Crestline Elementary Ribbon Cutting-August 27 (Photo)
Evergreen Sch. Dist. - 07/30/14
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Please view save the date information attached for the ribbon cutting of the new Crestline Elementary. A final press release confirming speakers and tour times will be sent out closer to the August 27 date.


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Street Closures for City of Beaverton's Flicks by the Fountain on Friday, Aug. 1 (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 07/30/14
Flicks by the Fountain is a free, outdoor movie series held in Beaverton City Park each Friday in August. All movies begin at dusk.
Flicks by the Fountain is a free, outdoor movie series held in Beaverton City Park each Friday in August. All movies begin at dusk.
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On Friday, Aug. 1, the City of Beaverton will kick off the Flicks by the Fountain series with a screening of The Lego Movie at Beaverton City Park (SW 5th Street and SW Hall Boulevard).

To ensure the safety of pedestrians and provide a better viewing experience, SW 5th Street between SW Hall Boulevard and SW Watson Avenue will be closed from 6-11 p.m. Westbound 5th Street traffic will be diverted south on SW Tucker Avenue and northbound Hall Boulevard traffic will be diverted eastbound at SW 5th Street.

This year's movie selections are:

Aug. 1 - The Lego Movie (PG)
Aug. 8 - Despicable Me 2 (PG)
Aug. 15 - Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (PG)
Aug. 22 - Frozen (PG)

All movies begin at dusk. Movie-goers are welcome to bring their own food and drink. Smoking and alcohol consumption are prohibited. Low-back chairs and blankets are recommended.

Parking is available next to Beaverton City Library and in the parking lot where the Beaverton Farmers Market is held. Restroom facilities are located in the park.

To accommodate the inflatable screen on movie nights, the fountain at the Beaverton City Park will be turned off for the day. In case of inclement weather, movies will be cancelled.

Flicks by the Fountain is presented by the City of Beaverton and sponsored by Comcast. For more information about Flicks by the Fountain or other city-wide events, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/Events, call the Community Events Information Line at 503-526-2559 or email events@BeavertonOregon.gov.

In 2014, Beaverton was again recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was one of just four cities of its size recently recognized as a "Smarter City" energy leader by the Natural Resources Defense Council and one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine. In addition, Beaverton was named one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine, an All-America City finalist, as one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com, one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine, the Recycler of the Year from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, a Bronze Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists and as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities, the Beaverton Community Vision program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter. Beaverton also enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov, like the City of Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton, or follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.

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Attached Media Files: Flicks by the Fountain is a free, outdoor movie series held in Beaverton City Park each Friday in August. All movies begin at dusk.
**Updated with Fire Cause** Vehicle Fire in Tigard Parking Lot Damages Four Surrounding Vehicles, One Person Injured (Photo)
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 07/30/14
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A TVF&R fire investigator has determined that the cause of this fire was accidental in nature. Information relayed by the male patient injured at the scene to investigators indicates that he was involved in the process of butane hash oil extraction when the fire occurred. The Tigard Police Department's investigation of this incident is ongoing at this time.

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At 2:17 pm, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue responded to reports of a vehicle on fire in a parking lot in the vicinity of SW Pacific Highway and SW 74th Avenue in Tigard.

Firefighters arrived to find multiple vehicles involved in fire and worked to quickly extinguish the blazes. A total of five vehicles, which were parked in close proximity to each other, sustained damage as a result of this fire. Two vehicles are a complete loss; three additional vehicles were damaged as a result of heat exposure.

A male patient sustained burns in the fire. He was transported via Metro West Ambulance to the Legacy Emanuel Burn Center with a Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue paramedic assisting ambulance paramedics in rendering patient care en route to the hospital. The severity of the patient's injuries is unknown at this time.

A TVF&R fire investigator is on scene working to determine the cause of the fire along with Tigard Police. Updates will be provided as they become available.


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Lebanon Firefighters Keep Blaze from reaching Butte
Lebanon Fire Dist. - 07/30/14
Shortly after 3pm on Tuesday, Lebanon firefighters responded to the report of a structure fire at 35930 Polly Farm Ln. which sits at the base of Peterson Butte. Upon arrival crews found a field fire that was approximately 1/3 acre in size and had spread to a motor home, camp trailer, and utility trailer. The fire was moving uphill towards brush and timber. Incident Command called for a 2nd alarm which brought mutual aid from Albany Fire, Brownsville Fire, Tangent Fire, and Oregon Department of Forestry. Crews were able to control the fire just before it reached the brush. The camp trailer and motor home were total losses and the utility trailer received minor damage. A total of 24 firefighters were on scene and there were no injuries.

Cause of the fire was determined to be a campfire from the previous evening. The occupant told investigators that he had used three buckets of water to extinguish the fire and thought it was out. It was determined that there were smoldering embers, that when the temperature rose, humidity dropped, and the breeze picked up, were able to ignite surrounding vegetation.

Please remember what Smokey Bear tells us, "Campfires aren't out until they are DEAD OUT!"

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Update Domestic violence homicide investigation
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/30/14
UPDATE- DeDetectives are releasing the name of the deceased:
GROSSMAN, Scott Montgomery DOB 08/26/1969 residing at the listed address.
Grossman's remains have been transferred to the custody of the Clark County Medical Examiner. Grossman was shot with a handgun at close range. The female shooter and Grossman were in a boyfriend/girlfriend relationship. Her identity is being withheld at this time. She is cooperating with the investigation and has NOT been placed under arrest.

The circumstances of the shooting and death investigation, the identity of the shooter or other details are NOT being released at this time. The investigation is on-going by detectives of the Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit.

On 07/29/14 at approx. 11:00 pm, Clark County Sheriff's deputies responded to 201 NW 94th street on the report of gunshots and a person was injured. Deputies located a male deceased inside the residence. The Clark County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit is investigating a domestic violence homicide. There are no outstanding suspects. The investigation is ongoing. Any media inquiries contact Sgt. Kevin Allais (360)397-2020 until 0700. Contact PIO Sgt. Fred Neiman after 0700.
Wells Fargo Employees to Engage in Massive Volunteer Effort at Hillsboro High School
Hillsboro Sch. Dist. - 07/30/14
More than 100 employees from the bank's Barnhart Center in Beaverton will participate in the six-hour event on 8/2

July 30, 2014, Hillsboro, OR - Employees of Wells Fargo's Barnhart Center in Beaverton will hold their sixth annual Volunteer Day at Hillsboro High School (3285 SE Rood Bridge Road, Hillsboro) on Saturday, August 2, from 9am to 3pm.

Throughout the day, volunteers will be landscaping the grounds, painting, recycling, removing old desks, organizing art and science supplies and library books, and cleaning the buildings inside and out to get them ready for the new school year.

More than 100 employees are anticipated at the event--an estimated person-power donation of nearly $13,000--and will be joined by students, teachers and parents.

Wells Fargo team member Courtney Severson is serving as chair of the Wells Fargo volunteer team. She and Hilhi Principal Arturo Lomeli will be available for interviews.

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Wells Fargo believes in supporting the communities where its employees and customers live and work through both financial gifts and volunteerism. Last year, Wells Fargo team members in Oregon and SW Washington volunteered 62,789 hours for schools and local community groups.


Attached Media Files: 2014-07/107/76413/media_advisory_Wells_Fargo_volunteers_at_Hilhi_073014.pdf
Oregon State Fair Entry Deadline for Creative and Artistic Competitions Approaches
Amber Lindsey PR - 07/30/14
SALEM, OR - July 30, 2014 - Oregonians still have time to enter Creative and Artistic competitions at the 149th Oregon State Fair, which will be held August 22 through September 1. Competition participation is more convenient than ever this year, thanks to online registration and remote intake and pickup sites located throughout Oregon.

The online registration deadline for all Creative and Artistic Competitions is Thursday, August 7, 2014. As in years past, participants may register and deliver items in person to the fairgrounds located at 2330 17th St. NE in Salem. Deliveries will be accepted daily from noon to 8pm, August 9 through 12. Some departments have different deadlines: Baked Foods are due August 19; entries for Floral and Farm & Garden will be accepted on August 21.

Participants also have the option of dropping off nonperishable items to locations in Bend, Medford, Portland, Hillsboro, Gresham, Springfield and Pendleton, as well as other areas. For a complete list of remote intake locations and details, visit the Oregon State Fair website at: www.oregonstatefair.org/competitions/creative-artistic/general-information/.
Items submitted at remote locations will be returned to those same locations.

Oregon artisans may enter as many creative departments as their time and skills allow. With exceptions noted below, there is no fee to participate in Creative and Artistic competitions, and handbooks detailing drop-off dates and participation guidelines for each department are available online at www.oregonstatefair.org/competitions/creative-artistic/. This year's Creative and Artistic competition departments include the following:

* Arts (fine art, photography, poetry) (*fee to participate)
* Baked Foods
* Decorated Cakes
* Farm and Garden
* Floral Hobbies and Collectibles
* Honey and Products of the Hive
* Needlework and Clothing
* Paper Arts
* Preserved Foods
* Quilting (*fee to participate)
* Spinning and Weaving
* Table Decorating
* Woodworking

Questions about the Creative and Artistic competitions can be asked via email sent to OSF.2014@oregon.gov or by calling 503-881-3594. Additional information is available online at www.oregonstatefair.org/competitions/creative-artistic/.

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The 149th Oregon State Fair takes place August 22 through September 1, 2014. Fair admission is reduced this year to $8 per person (ages 12 and up) and $6 (ages 6 to 11 and 62 and over). Oregon State Fair thanks its sponsors: Chemeketa Community College, NW Chevy Dealers, CHS Nutrition, Columbia Distributing, Comcast, Dairy Farmers of Oregon, Green Acres Landscape, Inc., Les Schwab, National Guard, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Oregon Lottery, Ricoh, Safeway, Sleep Country USA, and Wilco. Additional information about the fair is available at www.oregonstatefair.org.
Operation Make Way Targets Boats Anchored in Columbia River Shipping Channels (Photo)
Oregon Marine Board - 07/30/14
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WARRENTON, Ore. -- Salmon fishermen and other recreational boaters who anchor in the shipping channel of the Columbia River starting August 1 may face boating citations up to $5,000. A state-and-federally led campaign called, "Operation Make Way" is aimed at changing behavior that, if not corrected, can result in boating fatalities and catastrophic environmental disasters.

"Each fall thousands of anglers come after salmon migrating up the Columbia River," said Randy Henry, Boating Safety Program Manager with the Oregon State Marine Board. "Some anglers choose to anchor in the channel, which is already illegal under state law, then expect large commercial freighters to navigate around them. This is like parking your car on a railroad track and expecting the train to go around you."

Large ships can travel 1.5 miles in six minutes, but because they are so large, their speed appears much slower. Waiting until the ship is visible as it comes around a bend leaves no time to weigh anchor. When fully loaded, these ships may have only inches to spare from the bottom of the river and must stay in the dredged channel. "Ship pilots are literally faced with the choice of running the vessel aground, or hoping the small boat - which is now hidden by the bow of the big ship - moves at the last minute," said Henry. During "Operation Make Way," vessels anchored in the channel and not weighing anchor when approached will face a citation. He noted that if you are cited under state law, it's a $260 fine, but if the U.S. Coast Guard cites you, it can be as much as $5,000.

The Oregon State Marine Board, U.S. Coast Guard and multiple county sheriff's marine patrols will team up for the enforcement effort on key days in August and September. Participating agencies will also enforce all federal and state boating laws, including boating under the influence, life jackets and other equipment requirements, and fishing regulations. The primary goal, though, is to change boater behavior to not anchor in the channel.

"If you see this from the ship pilot perspective, you understand how hazardous it is for a small boat to anchor in the channel," said Henry. "Whether you're trolling at Buoy 10 or fishing up near St. Helens, the bottom line is - don't anchor in the channel. It's not worth the risk and it's not worth the citation."

Boaters should be carrying the required equipment for their boat size and all passengers must have a properly fitting life jacket readily accessible. Any child under the age of 13 must be wearing a life jacket while on the open decks of a vessel that is underway.

If you observe boat operation or would like to report a boater who is not in compliance with the above requirements, contact the Coast Guard command center at 503-861-6211 or on Marine VHF radio channel 16.

Participating agencies in "Operation Make Way" include Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Clatsop, Multnomah, Columbia, Tillamook, Washington, and Clackamas County Sheriff's Offices and Clark, WA and Cowlitz, WA County Sheriff's Offices.

For more information about required equipment, boating safety, and Operation Make Way, visit www.boatoregon.com.
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Attached Media Files: Audio Release -Operation Make Way , A commercial vessel transiting with a recreational vessel near the navigation channel
Clackamas County Fair designated an Oregon Heritage Tradition
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 07/30/14
A 107-year-old fair that draws more than 130,000 visitors annually is the newest Oregon Heritage Tradition designated by the Oregon Heritage Commission.

The Clackamas County Fair is one of ten events that have been designated. The others include the Oregon State Fair, the Pendleton Round-Up, the Cannon Beach Sandcastle Contest and the Linn County Pioneer Picnic.

"The Heritage Commission wants to recognize those traditions that have helped define the state," said David Lewis, the commission's chair and historian for the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde. "They are distinguished events that are part of our heritage as Oregonians."

"The Clackamas County Fair is pleased to receive this designation from the commission," said executive director Laurie Bothwell. "It recognizes a century of work to showcase our history, traditions, agriculture, education and families."

The first fair took place in Gladstone Park and two years later in moved to Canby. The fair has taken place there since then, although during World War II it was curtailed and limited to a youth show. This year's fair will take place Aug. 12-17.

An Oregon Heritage Tradition must have been in continuous operation for more than 50 years, demonstrate a public profile and reputation that distinguishes it from more routine events, and add to the livability and identity of the state, said commission coordinator Kyle Jansson.

The Oregon Heritage Commission coordinates efforts to solve statewide heritage issues through grants, education, and advocacy, and also promotes heritage tourism efforts.

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Major Crash Team Investigating Single Vehicle Crash in North Portland's Kenton Neighborhood
Portland Police Bureau - 07/30/14
This morning, Wednesday July 30, 2014, at 1:09 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to North Interstate Avenue and Interstate Place on the report of a traffic crash.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and found a single vehicle crashed into a power pole. The driver, a 27-year-old male, was suffering from traumatic and life-threatening injuries. He has been transported to a Portland hospital for treatment.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team has responded to investigate the crash.

Preliminary information indicates that the driver was traveling Northbound on Interstate Avenue in a "Car2Go" Smart Car, lost control of the vehicle and hit the steel power pole near the driveway to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

Alcohol appears to be a factor in the crash.

Northbound Interstate Avenue will remain closed for the next 1-2 hours as investigators process the crash scene.

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Vacant Structure Catches Fire in Mountaindale, no injuries reported (Photo)
Washington Co. Fire Dist. 2 - 07/30/14
Crews supress field fires
Crews supress field fires
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Crews from Washington County Fire District 2, Hillsboro Fire & Rescue, and Banks Fire District 13 responded to a call just after 7:00 PM Tuesday evening when a vacant structure caught fire from a downed power line in the community of Mountaindale just a few miles west of North Plains. When crews arrived they found the structure fully involved and smaller grass fires in the surrounding fields, downwind of nearby homes, that were ignited by the embers from the structure fire. The fires were quickly brought under control.

According to WCFD2 fire investigator Dexter Kindell, a falling branch of a large oak tree landed on the power lines along Dairy Creek Road causing sparks that ignited the dry brush and caught the building on fire.
"I was out in my yard and I heard the branch break." said Melvin Van Domelen, a long-time resident who lives next door. "It sounded like firecrackers going off when it hit the wire, then my wife and I saw smoke and flames."

The 9-1-1 call was initially made by a motorists passing by. The building stood just a few hundred feet north of the intersection of Dairy Creek and Mountaindale Roads and at one time served as a blacksmith shop.

Washington County Fire District 2 wants to remind citizens that downed power lines are dangerous and to NOT go near them. Call 9-1-1 to report any downed power lines that you see.


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Car into building and another vehicle on 21st and W. Burnside sending three to the hospital
Portland Fire & Rescue - 07/29/14
At 8:12pm PF&R and PPB responded to a vehicle accident on W. Burnside near SW 21st Ave. A vehicle traveling westbound crossed the center line, struck another vehicle and sent both into the Jim Fisher Volvo business at SW 21st and Burnside. It's believed that the 43yr old driver may have had a medical event and went unconcscious before crossing the center line. PPB investigators are at the scene to determine details of the accident. The 43yr old driver and the two occupants of the vehicle he struck were all transported to the hospital. The 43yr old driver was made a trauma system entry and was transported to OHSU; Firefighters also had to extinguish a small fire in the engine compartment while removing him from the vehicle. The occupants of the vehicle struck were believed to have very minor injuries. Updates will be provided when available.
Careless smoking blamed for fire at SE 82nd ave Sizzler
Portland Fire & Rescue - 07/29/14
At 7:02pm PF&R responded to a Commercial fire at 3737 SE 82nd Ave, Sizzlers Restaurant. PF&R crews arrived to find fire on an exterior wall that had extended into the building. The restaurant was occupied at the time but everyone was able to evacuate safely. The fire was extinguished and fire investigators at the scene determined that the fire had started from a cigarette improperly discarded in bark dust near the building. Damage estimates are set at $40, 000. No injuries were reported.

Safety message: PF&R would like to remind residents that due to unusually dry and warm weather there needs to be more than usual caution taken around combustible vegetation. Discard cigarettes in proper fire safe containers with a lid.
3rd Annual North Plains Concert in the Park Series Every Friday Night in August
City of North Plains - 07/29/14
Music in the Jessie Mays Community Park every Friday night in August

North Plains, OR, July 29, 2014: This Friday night marks the beginning of the City of North Plains, 2014 Concert in the Park series. From 6:30 to 8:30 each Friday night throughout August (the second Friday is music on the Elephant Garlic Festival Stage) come and join us for a delightful summer evening listening to a different style of music each week. Bring a picnic dinner, toss out a blanket or pull up one of the park benches and relax to the band of the week.
The line-up is:
August 1 - After the Rain Band plays acoustic music
August 8-10 - Music at the North Plains Elephant Garlic Festival
August 15 - Ludicrous Speed-8 piece band inspires dance with Ska music
August 22 - Isaac Turner features soft rock favorites
August 29 - Garcia Birthday Band picks your favorite Grateful Dead tunes
Concerts presented by the City of North Plains, Valley Precision Machine, Polygon Northwest, Oregon Cultural Trust, and Cultural Coalition of Washington County

More information can be found online at http://npfun.org/concerts-in-the-park.html
Contact Margaret Reh, City Recorder, with questions. The City Hall phone number is 503.647.5555

The City of North Plains is a community of just under 2,000 people approximately 15 miles west of Portland Oregon. Incorporated in 1963, it is known as the "The City to the Sunset." The City's municipal website is www.cityofnp.org and its event website is www.npfun.org.
UPDATE to Estacada Rural Fire Dist responds to an early morning commercial fire
Estacada Fire Dist. - 07/29/14
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After processing the scene, Fire Investigators have determined the cause of the late night fire to be incendiary. According to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 921; an incendiary fire is a fire that is deliberately set with the intent to cause a fire to occur in an area where the fire should not be.
The investigation is still open, if anyone has any leads please contact Estacada Rural Fire District at 503-630-7712.
Estacada Rural Fire District would like to remind people that if you see any suspicious activity to call 911 immediately.
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Just after midnight, Estacada Rural Fire District was dispatched to 28424 SE Eagle Creek Rd. on a report of a commercial fire. Crews arrived on scene to find flames and heavy smoke coming out from Baileys Pub and Grub and the Currinsville Store. The crews quickly went to work to extinguish the fire and called for a third alarm soon after arrival. For the safety of the firefighters, crews had to take a defensive approach and fight the fire from the outside of the building. It took the crews nearly three hours to bring the fire under control.
A neighbor reported that she smelled smoke and went outside to see where it was coming from and saw the 100 year old building was on fire and immediately dialed 911.
Fire Investigators remained on scene and the cause of the fire is under investigation at this time. Estacada Rural Fire District was assisted by Boring Fire, Sandy Fire, Colton Fire and Clackamas Fire District 1.
There were no reports of injuries
Pairings! Ore. State Fair celebration of wine, cuisine, music (Photo)
Amber Lindsey PR - 07/29/14
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PAIRINGS! A CELEBRATION OF OREGON WINE, CUISINE & MUSIC
Annual event officially ushers in the start of Oregon State Fair season

SALEM, OR - July 29, 2014 - Wine and food representing the best of the Willamette Valley are the feature attractions at Pairings! A Celebration of Oregon Wine, Cuisine & Music. The Friday, Aug. 15 event is the traditional preview and kickoff for the fair and is held in the lush two-acre garden at the Oregon State Fairgrounds.

The event pairs hors d'oeuvres and wines from chefs and wineries, including:

Ankeny Vineyards
Chateau Bianca
Cubanisimo Vineyards
Firesteed Winery
Honeywood Winery
Noble Estate Winery
Seufert Winery
Stone Griffon Vineyard
Walnut City Wine Works
Willamette Valley Vineyards
Winter's Hill Wine

Adam's Rib Smokehouse
Bentley's Grill
Gamberetti's
Glockenspiel
Melting Pot Candy
Oregon Crepe Café
Simply Thyme
Stone Soup Bistro
Willamette Valley Cheese Co.
Willamette Valley Confectionery
Willamette Valley Grill

Cascade Baking Co., Oregon Cherry Growers, and the state hazelnut, trawl, sheep and potato commissions have all generously donated products for use by the chefs.

Live music from Five Guys Named Moe completes the evening along with an awards presentation of the 149th fair's Amateur Wine Competition blue ribbon award winners.

Pairings tickets are available online and cost $35 per person, which includes wine samples, cuisine and entertainment. This event is 21 and over only.

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About the Oregon State Fair
Named one of Huffington's Posts top ten state fairs, the 149th Oregon State Fair takes place August 22 through September 1, 2014. Fair admission is reduced this year to $8 per person (ages 12 and up) and $6 (ages 6 to 11 and 62 and over). Oregon State Fair thanks its sponsors: Chemeketa Community College, NW Chevy Dealers, CHS Nutrition, Columbia Distributing, Comcast, Dairy Farmers of Oregon, Green Acres Landscape, Inc., Les Schwab, National Guard, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Oregon Lottery, Ricoh, Safeway, Sleep Country USA, and Wilco. Additional information about the fair is available at www.oregonstatefair.org.


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FlashAlert pages revamped for better viewing (Photo)
FlashAlert - 07/29/14
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Greetings!

I have two changes to the Portland FlashAlert page, flashalertportland.net, to tell you about.

First, we have added a scroll of emergency messages to the top of the news release page. Now, you can leave this page up yet still see emergency messages coming in. This now is the default view. To see more complete emergency information, click on "Emergency Reports." (The new scroll only appears when there is emerg info to display...)

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Secondly, thanks to a suggestion from Brad Ford at Portland's KEX, you now can now collapse an emergency category if you don't need to see that info. For example, a Gresham newsroom might want to close "Yamhill Co. Schools." But any collapsed, yet populated, categories will be marked with the number of hidden reports, just in case you're curious.

And categories that are hidden (such as Central Co Schools below) will NOT sound the tone when new items arrive. Items new within the past five minutes now have a gold star next to them to help you find them (although you also can view in reverse chronological order ("Time")...)

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Hope to see some of you next Tuesday when Molly Curtiss and I are out visiting newsrooms!

Cheers,
Craig


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Share Hunger Appeal Raises $273,712 with $146,624 Match by CenturyLink Foundation
Share - 07/29/14
Photo Opportunity: CenturyLink will present a check to Share on Thursday, July 31, 3:30 p.m. at the Share Fromhold Service Center, 2306 NE Andresen Road

Vancouver, Wash. - Share's annual Hunger Appeal raised a gross total of $273,712 thanks to a $146,624 match by the CenturyLink Foundation through their 2014 CenturyLink Feed the Children Backpack Buddies Food Drive, which took place June 2-13 in approximately 650 company locations across the country.

"This year's hunger appeal raised approximately $48,000 more than last year which is absolutely wonderful," said Diane McWithey, executive director. "With these funds secured, our Backpack Program will be able to offer participating schools as many bags as they request - no limits for the second year in a row, due to the tremendous support of our community and the CenturyLink Foundation."

"We're pleased to have partnered with Share to support their backpack program during this food drive," said Chris Denzin, CenturyLink's vice president and general manager for Oregon and southwest Washington. "We hope that our annual drive will raise not only donations, but also awareness of this issue here in southwest Washington."

Nationally, CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) employees and the company's local communities collected 666,204 pounds of food and $767,219. To further support its employees' efforts, the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation contributed a $1 million match to local food bank beneficiaries through the drive. This is the fifth year for CenturyLink's nationwide drive, with more than 27 million pounds of food donated since the program's inception.

Forty-nine million Americans, including 15.9 million children, are receiving food assistance annually. That means one in six Americans now rely on Feeding America and its nationwide network of local food banks

About CenturyLink
CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States. The company provides broadband, voice, wireless and managed services to consumers and businesses across the country. It also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLinkTM PrismTM TV and DIRECTV brands. In addition, the company provides data, voice and managed services to enterprise, government and wholesale customers in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers. CenturyLink is recognized as a leader in the network services market by key technology industry analyst firms, and is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises through Savvis, a CenturyLink company. CenturyLink's customers range from Fortune 500 companies in some of the country's largest cities to families living in rural America. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations. For more information, visit www.centurylink.com.

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 1,900+ children at 82 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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Student building a better prosthetic hand at PCC's MakerSpace (Photo)
PCC - 07/29/14
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SOUTHWEST PORTLAND, Ore. - Portland Community College student Jordan Nickerson of Kelso, Wash., is giving himself a hand. Literally.

The 23-year-old first-year computer science major, who was born without much of his left hand, is fabricating his own prosthetic limb that has moving fingers to better grip objects. With a screwdriver and lots of patience, Nickerson has sculpted several versions of the hand, which he hopes to perfect for production to sell to the world as a cheaper alternative to cumbersome and expensive prosthetics. The model can grasp objects and is made of carbon fiber, ABS and biodegradable corn plastics, Velcro, duct tape and a mouse pad - all at a cost of about $40.

"I have always had a fascination with prosthetics, for obvious reasons since I don't have a hand," Nickerson said. "It's connected by two hinges and I put my arm in the socket and I flex my wrist and the fingers close. All five fingers close at once to make a fist, but with a little bit of tensioning you can make it where the thumb and the index finger touch first so if you wanted to pick up something small, you can."

The materials he used to put the hand together were made by the army of 3D printers in PCC's MakerSpace - a creative lab located at the Sylvania Campus, 12000 S.W. 49th Ave. MakerSpace, coordinated by engineering faculty Gregg Meyer, is an interdisciplinary innovation studio dedicated to the art and science of making things. Staff and students have access to the 3D printers and scanners, CNC machines, lasers, vinyl cutters, sheet metal tools, plastic injection molder and even a sewing machine.

"In just six months of operation the MakerSpace has grown from an engineering prototyping lab to an innovation studio serving students, faculty, and services all across campus," said Gregg Meyer. "I couldn't be happier with this progression. Jordan is parlaying his 'disability' into a new business venture using the MakerSpace to design and fabricate 3D printed prosthetic hands; ones that work and fit better than similar devices costing 100 times as much."

The MakerSpace is funded in part by money from the Intel Corporation.

"Having a multitude of resources at the fingertips of students, that's exciting," said Janet Rash, Intel's Northwest Region Community Engagement Manager. "The Maker Movement has allowed companies like Intel to get more creative in how they try to attract interest in engineering and technology careers. I think when you're doing things, it's easier to make the leap to what an engineer might do or a computer scientist might do, and the imagination of a student starts to expand."

Nickerson, who resides in Northwest Portland, plans to market the hand as the centerpiece of a business plan. He wants to establish a company that builds prosthetic hands on demand through requests he gets from a website and phone app. People would scan their arm and send the measurements to them on email. Nickerson then would print it on 3D printing machines and ship the prosthetic to the customer directly. The cost to the customer he estimates would be $300 and if people buy one he'll donate another to an impoverished child who needs one.

"If you can afford to buy an Xbox you can afford to buy this hand," Nickerson said. "The downside with the prosthetic industry is that, when I was a kid, the basic prosthetics were just hooks and they cost around $2,000 to $5,000. And you have to completely manipulate your body to use it. It's super complicated, really annoying and obnoxious to use.

"With this one, it works with your natural body movement," he added. "It works on your wrist motion. Since it's 3D printed it's extremely lightweight and customizable to that person. Eventually, we want to try to reach everyone in the world."

For more on Jordan's story visit: http://news.pcc.edu/2014/07/jordan-nickerson/


About Portland Community College: PCC is the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon and 19th largest in the nation, serving approximately 89,903 full- and part-time students. PCC, which is roughly the size of Rhode Island, has three comprehensive campuses, five 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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Special Late Night Hours & Discounted Admission to Portland Art Museum & Oregon Historical Society this August
Oregon Historical Society - 07/29/14
Portland, OR - Spend your August evenings in Portland's Park Blocks with special late night museum hours to the Portland Art Museum and the Oregon Historical Society. The Oregon Historical Society will be open until 7 p.m. every Friday, and the Portland Art Museum will be open until 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, giving visitors more time to explore their current exhibitions.

Friday evening admission to the Portland Art Museum and Oregon Historical Society is $5 (ages 19 and up). Admission to the Oregon Historical Society is free to all Multnomah County residents, and admission to the Portland Art Museum is free for everyone on the last Friday of August. Regular museum admission is required to the Portland Art Museum on Thursday evening.

Exhibition highlights include:

The Art of the Louvre's Tuileries Garden
At the Portland Art Museum through September 21, 2014

The Art of the Louvre's Tuileries Garden explores the art, design, and evolution of Paris' most famous garden. This major exhibition will present more than 100 sculptures, paintings, photographs, and drawings by some of the most acclaimed European and American artists from the 17th to the 20th centuries. Special exhibition programming includes lectures with international scholars, plein air painting in the Park Blocks, family activities, tours of Portland parks, and more.

2 Years, 1 Month: Lincoln's Legacy
At the Oregon Historical Society through October 6, 2014

This original exhibit takes an in-depth look at Lincoln's monumental presidency between two historic points: the enactment of the Emancipation Proclamation and the Congressional passage of the Thirteenth Amendment. Through rare documents, artifacts, and cutting edge interactive elements, 2 Years, 1 Month explores Lincoln's legacy through the lens of slavery and the end of the Civil War. A portion of the exhibit also examines how Oregonians experienced this critical time in our nation's history.

Clink! A Taste of Oregon Wine
At the Oregon Historical Society through September 21, 2014

Celebrate the wonders of Oregon wine and the people who make it possible in this unique, engaging exhibit produced by the Oregon Historical Society in collaboration with local history organizations and industry leaders. Visitors to the exhibit can learn about the flourishing Oregon wine industry through artifacts, photos, works of art, and interactive experiences. View wine-related objects dating back to the 19th century, explore profiles of winemakers working in Oregon today, use your senses to identify aromas typical to Pinot Noir, experience artworks inspired by Oregon wine country, and much more.


About the Oregon Historical Society
Since 1898, the Society has served as Oregon's primary research collection and museum about Oregon history. OHS has an extensive collection of historical pieces, including over 85,000 artifacts and 3 million photographs and films. It safeguards and presents Oregon's history through a museum, research library, academic journal, educational programs, and digital content. Visit ohs.org for information on current exhibits and events and access to educational content.

About the Portland Art Museum
The seventh oldest museum in the United States and the oldest in the Pacific Northwest, the Portland Art Museum is internationally recognized for its permanent collection and ambitious special exhibitions drawn from the Museum's holdings and the world's finest public and private collections. The Museum's collection of some 50,000 objects, displayed in 112,000 square feet of galleries, reflects the history of art from ancient times to today. An active collecting institution dedicated to preserving great art for the enrichment of future generations, the Museum devotes 90 percent of its galleries to its permanent collection. The Museum's campus of landmark buildings is located in the heart of Portland's cultural district. For information on exhibitions and programs, call 503-226-2811 or visit portlandartmuseum.org
Correction - Fugitive Charged with Sex Trafficking of a Minor Arrested in San Francisco
FBI - Oregon - 07/29/14
Note correction of San Francisco charges.

In April, a federal grand jury indicted Julia Lynn Haner, age 19, on charges related to sex trafficking of a minor. As legal proceedings continued, Haner was allowed to live at home while wearing an ankle monitoring device. Haner removed the monitoring device and disappeared.

Haner was arrested 7/28/2014 by San Francisco Police Department on charges of sex trafficking and possession of a concealed weapon. A Federal hold has been placed in connection with her pending Federal charges in the District of Oregon.
$40,000 Worth of Grants from NW Natural Shareholders Strengthen Oregon Arts and Culture
NW Natural - 07/29/14
PORTLAND, Ore. -- NW Natural (NYSE:NWN) has awarded grants totaling $40,000 to four of Oregon's leading arts and cultural organizations.

Through its shareholder-funded Corporate Philanthropy Fund, NW Natural presented a $15,000 grant to Portland Center Stage, $10,000 grants to Oregon Historical Society and Literary Arts, and a $5,000 grant to Oregon Ballet Theater.

"As core institutions, these four organizations contribute to the quality of life in our community, and each has an important educational component," said Von Summers, community affairs manager for NW Natural. "We're honored to do our part to help arts and culture thrive."

Portland Center Stage is the city's leading professional theater and one of the top 20 largest regional theater companies in the U.S. In addition to producing classical, contemporary and premiere works, PCS offers a variety of education and outreach programs throughout the Portland area.

Oregon Historical Society educates, informs and engages the public through collecting, preserving and interpreting the past. Since 1898, OHS has been the steward of Oregon's history, preserving the cultural traditions of the diverse peoples of Oregon.

Literary Arts engages readers, supports writers and inspires the next generation with great literature. Its programs include Portland Arts & Lectures, one of the country's largest lecture series, and Writers in the Schools, which hires professional writers to teach creative writing workshops in Portland high schools.

Oregon Ballet Theater, Oregon's largest full-time professional ballet company, is dedicated to creating and preserving the art of ballet through the highest quality performance, training and educational programming. OBT offers experiential education programs and a professional ballet school for students ages 4-18.

NW Natural shareholders donate more than $1 million to local nonprofits each year. Visit the community section of the company's website to learn more about how our Corporate Philanthropy Fund supports children and families at risk.

About NW Natural

NW Natural (NYSE:NWN) is headquartered in Portland, Ore., and provides natural gas service to about 698,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Oregon and Southwest Washington. It is the largest independent natural gas utility in the Pacific Northwest. Additional information is available at www.nwnatural.com.

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Three Separate Search and Rescue Missions Prompt Safety Tips (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/29/14
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Over this past weekend the Marion County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescues Teams were called to three separate cases involving lost hikers. All of the rescues involved adults and children and in each case the hikers were either lost, separated from a group or overdue.

With the summer months comes the obvious increase in the usage of our forested areas. As a hiker you must be prepared for even the simplest of trips to turn into something much more. By simply carrying a few items with you, you may be saving your own life or the life of a fellow hiker.

According to REI a well known outdoor equipment supplier, there are 10 essentials for safety, survival and basic comfort during a day hike.

The Ten Essentials
For safety, survival and basic comfort:
1. Navigation (Map, Compass, GPS)
2. Sun protection (Sunscreen, Lip Balm, Sunglasses)
3. Insulation (Jacket, vest, pants, etc.)
4. Illumination (Headlamp, Flashlight, Extra Batteries)
5. First-aid supplies
6. Fire (Matches, Lighter, Fire Starter, Waterproof Bag)
7. Repair kit and tools (Knife, Multi-tool)
8. Nutrition (Extra Day's Food)
9. Hydration (Water, or Filtration System)
10. Emergency shelter (Tent, Tarp, Reflective Blanket)

Please enjoy the beautiful forested areas Marion County has to offer, but in doing so please be prepared and enjoy them safely. To learn more about or join our Search and Rescue Team head over to http://www.co.marion.or.us/SO/EnforcementDivision/searchrescue.htm


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Sergeant Involved in Off-Duty Incident
Portland Police Bureau - 07/29/14
Today, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, the Portland Police Bureau was notified by the Klickitat County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) that Sergeant Jason Pearce, a 19-year veteran assigned to the Traffic Division/K9 Unit, was involved in an altercation while on vacation in Trout Lake, Washington. Sergeant Pearce was vacationing with another Bureau member, who was not directly involved in the incident.

According to KCSO, on July 28, 2014, at 9:34 a.m., they received a report of an assault that occurred on July 27, 2014, at approximately 11:30 p.m. at the Elk Meadows RV Park, Trout Lake, WA. The report involves Sgt. Pearce and a 17-year-old male.

KCSO responded to the RV Park and made contact with all the involved parties, and will now be forwarding the case to the Klickitat County Prosecutor's Office.

The Professional Standards Division will review the KCSO reports as soon as possible and will determine what necessary internal investigative actions need to be taken. At this time, Sergeant Pearce remains on vacation.

Because this is a pending investigation, the Police Bureau will not be commenting any further on this incident at this time.

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West Valley Hospital presents $15,000 grant to Polk County agency assisting families (Photo)
Salem Health - 07/29/14
Photo courtesy: Polk County Family & Community Outreach
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* Attached photo courtesy: Polk County Family & Community Outreach
* Photo features from left to right: Craig Pope, Polk County commissioner; Pam Cortez, West Valley Hospital clinical operations director; Michelle Bornfleth, Service Integration coordinator; Jennifer Wheeler, Polk County commissioner; Mike Ainsworth, Polk County commissioner.

Last month, Pam Cortez, clinical operations director at West Valley Hospital, presented a $15,000 check to Service Integration Coordinator Michelle Bornfleth to support the program.

"West Valley Hospital is proud to partner with Polk County Service Integration," said Cortez. "They do great things for our community."

Polk County Service Integration facilitates collaboration among community partners to provide coordinated resources and information to meet the needs of the citizens in each district. The program brings together Polk County Health and Human Services, seven school districts, and more than 200 organizations, agencies, and individuals throughout the county.

By working together and combining resources, the partnership supports a variety of local needs and projects including:

* Urgent needs: Emergency housing or utility assistance

* Basic needs: Food, clothing, prescriptions, and personal items

* Community development: Community events and activities

* Education: Classes, tuition, fees, literacy programs for adults or children

* Extra curricular activities: Fees, materials, clothing or shoes needed for participation

* Youth development: Leadership and learning opportunities not part of regular school programs.

More information about Polk County Service Integration is available online at co.polk.or.us/fco/si/service-integration.

West Valley Hospital is a critical access hospital offering 24-hour emergency care, as well as inpatient and outpatient services to people in the Polk County area. A part of Salem Health, West Valley Hospital and its affiliates--Monmouth Medical Center, West Valley Physicians and Surgeons Clinic, and West Valley Surgical Specialty Clinic--partner with Salem Hospital for additional health care services. Salem Hospital received the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence(TM) from Healthgrades in 2014, placing it among the top 5 percent of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide. Visit us at westvalleyhospital.org and salemhealth.org; "Like" us on facebook.com/salemhealth; follow us on Twitter: @salemhealth; and view us at youtube.com/salemhealth.


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PSE, Habitat for Humanity, BPA showcase new, super-efficient manufactured home (Photo)
Bonneville Power Administration - 07/29/14
New high-performance manufactured home delivers big energy savings.
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BOTHELL, Wash. - Puget Sound Energy, Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County and Bonneville Power Administration are hosting a tour of a new, high-performance manufactured home, July 31, in Bothell, just north of Seattle. The prototype home incorporates some of the latest energy-saving features and technology, including a ductless heat pump, heat pump water heater, efficient lighting, triple-glazed windows, foam sheathing on exterior walls and added insulation.

What: Tour new, super-efficient manufactured home
When: Thursday, July 31 at 10 a.m.
Where: 18903 129th Ave NE, Bothell, WA 98011 (Holly Hills Area)
Who: Meet the new homeowners, project sponsors, builder and vendors

"Manufactured homes built to this new high-performance spec have durability and performance features that could change opinions about factory-built homes and be an integral part of our super-efficient 21st century utility system," says Christopher Dymond, senior product manager with Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, an alliance of more than 140 Northwest utilities and energy efficiency organizations.

While the prototype may represent the manufactured home of the future, the Norahun family is simply excited to call it home. "We can't wait to see our new home for the first time and learn more about its unique features," says Tesfaye Norahun. "We're so happy that we'll finally have a home to call our own, but also that it won't cost us a lot of money to run and maintain."

The Norahuns are purchasing the home through Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County's affordable homeownership program. "We are excited to be a part of this project as is fits very closely with our commitment to being a responsible, sustainable and affordable home builder," says Kirk Utzinger, Habitat Seattle-King County CEO.

BPA, NEEA, Northwest electric utilities and other partners are collaborating with nine Northwest-based manufactured home builders to demonstrate the benefits of a higher standard for newly constructed manufactured homes and assist each manufacturer in their design. A manufactured home built to an advanced high-performance specification can save up to 50 percent on heating and cooling costs when compared to typical manufactured homes.

"Beyond more affordable electric bills for the homeowner, the goal is to establish a new minimum building standard for manufactured homes," says Bob Stolarski, director Customer Energy Management, Puget Sound Energy. "Which means buyers will get a higher quality, more comfortable and more energy efficient home."

There are about a half a million manufactured homes in the Northwest and more than 200,000 in Washington state. Since about 20 percent were made before the current construction standards (pre-1994 HUD), a more energy-efficient option could help PSE, BPA and other Northwest electric utilities meet future energy conservation goals. Estimates suggest that an uptake of high-performance manufactured homes in the thousands could translate to long-term energy savings of 20 average megawatts -- enough electricity to power nearly 15,000 Northwest homes for an entire year.

"This new high-performance home creates a "good/better/best" option in the manufactured home market," says Mark Johnson, residential energy conservation specialist at BPA. "And a new minimum building standard could deliver tremendous energy savings for decades to come."

The entry of new, super-efficient models could also reinvigorate a relatively stale manufactured home market. "Manufacturers and retailers are excited about these new homes," says Brady Peeks with Northwest Energy Works, Inc., an organization under contract with BPA that's helping manufacturers systemize their building process of new high-performance homes. "And we expect consumers will be too, especially those who want to conserve energy and are concerned about their carbon footprint."

The Bothell home is one of four completed prototypes. Three others have been sited in Toledo, Wash. (Lewis County Public Utility District), Pullman, Wash. (Avista Corp.) and Otis, Ore. (PacifiCorp). And another four homes are expected to be sited throughout the region in the next few months.

The project is part of the U.S. Department of Energy's "Building America Partnership for Improved Residential Construction" program. Other partners include: Community Frameworks, Ecotope, Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star New Homes Program, Manufactured Housing Associations and Washington State University.


Attached Media Files: New high-performance manufactured home delivers big energy savings.
Sex Educator, Dr. Paul Joennides Presenting at the Sexual Health Series Luncheon at QCenter
Woloshin Communications - 07/29/14
Paul Joannides, Ph.D., author of "The Guide to Getting it On" (and 2014 recipient of AASECT's Professional Standard of Excellence Award) is coming to Portland's QCenter this Wednesday, July 30th, from 9:30am-12:30pm to offer a free presentation as part of a Sexual Health Series.

He will be giving a multi-media presentation that recently premiered at the American Association of Sexuality Educators (ASSECT), Counselors, and Therapist's (AASECT) National Conference last month.

Joannides has spent more than 2000 hours preparing this new talk in answer to the question "How do we do sex education with the first generation of young adults who have spent their teenage years watching highly explicit pornography?" This presentation will be of value to people interested in sexual health, sex education, and sexual media. Paul is a remarkable sex educator and public speaker, and we sincerely hope you will still consider attending. Learn more about Paul and his work at http://guide2getting.com

This event is free. However, lunch may be purchased for $10 by going to hazelden.org/lgbtq (simply register for the July 30th event). Those wishing to become sex educators or therapists can earn 3 CE's toward ASSECT certification for $25.

Sex-Positive World, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, & Q Center are proud to explore the cultural impact of sex-negativity and substance abuse on culture, specifically as it relates to subcultures such as the LGBTQ, kink and other communities that fall outside of the norm. We'll also examine how sex-positivity affects self-esteem, self-care, community building, and so much more!

Next month, the presentation is on Sex and Neurodiversity. Information to follow.
Hockinson School Board Meeting
Hockinson Sch. Dist. - 07/29/14
The Hockinson School District Board of Directors will hold a Regular Meeting on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the District Office Board Room located at 17912 NE 159th Street, Brush Prairie, WA 98606.
City of Battle Ground Awarded for Worksite Wellness Program (Photo)
City of Battle Ground - 07/29/14
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The City of Battle Ground was recognized by the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) with the WellCity Award of Excellence for the City's outstanding worksite wellness program for 2014. This is the 11th consecutive year the City has earned the award.

The AWC WellCity Award recognizes cities and towns that demonstrate best practices in employee health promotion by meeting the minimum criteria in each of nine WellCity standards - policies and procedures, leadership support, wellness committee, internal and external resources, needs assessment, worksite environment, operating plan, mix of program activities and evaluation.

City Manager John Williams recognized Deputy City Clerk Tamara Gunter who oversees the city's wellness program, "Ms. Gunter's efforts in providing wellness information and activities benefit the city as a whole as well as individual staff members."

Cities who earn the WellCity Award benefit by a reduction in the cost of AWC employee health coverage; the award has saved the City of Battle Ground approximately $24,800 in the last 3 years. Other benefits include improved morale, increased productivity and reduced use of sick leave, compensation claims and health care utilization and costs.

Receiving the Award at the AWC Conference in the attached picture are:
Councilmember Lyle Lamb; Mayor Shane Bowman; City Manager John Williams, Councilmember Adrian Cortes.


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Sapa Extrusions receives Port of Vancouver USA Facilities Improvement Award
Port of Vancouver - 07/29/14
VANCOUVER, Wash. - During the regularly scheduled July 22 Board of Commissioners meeting, the Port of Vancouver USA presented Sapa Extrusions with its 2014 Facilities Improvement Award.

The port selected Sapa because the company surpassed employment and build-out goals and performed exceptional community outreach.

Sapa produces aluminum products in all shapes for markets that include the automotive industry, solar and renewable energy and the building and construction industry. They have hundreds of clients, including Volvo, Wing Ladders, and Milgard Windows and Doors.

"Sapa has been an outstanding tenant for the past three years," said port Facilities Manager Todd Krout. Their facility improvements, employment practices and willingness to be good neighbors have "gone above and beyond our expectations," he added.

Sapa replaced its asphalt floors with concrete, surpassed initial employment goals, and added insulation to walls to mitigate noise. The company also hired locally, including workers from the adjacent Fruit Valley neighborhood.

Portland, Oregon Plant Manager Mats Johansson accepted the award and expressed Sapa's pleasure with its Vancouver location. "Four years ago we made our first contact with the port and it has been very easy to work with them and to get something up and running," Johansson said.

Sapa's Vancouver facility currently employs 111 workers, and Johansson says they're "not done yet!" Their clientele is expanding, and the company recently hosted representatives from Tesla Motors. Tesla has "big plans," said Johansson, "and so do we."

Johansson also talked about his company's global reach, including tools from Sapa that are delivered as far away as China and Vietnam. "Our tenants do things that impact economic development around the world," responded Commissioner Jerry Oliver. "What happens in Vancouver doesn't necessarily stay in Vancouver."

Sapa Extrusions is the world's leading producer of seamless and structural aluminum pipe and tube, as well as the leader in mill standard and custom aluminum extrusions. The company has 24 North American facilities, including the Vancouver and Portland locations.

Sapa Extrusions is part of Sapa AS, the world's largest aluminum profile company. Sapa AS is a 50/50 joint venture owned equally by Orkla ASA and Hydro ASA, and is the world leader in aluminum solutions. Together, the companies have 23,000 employees in more than 40 countries, with headquarters in Oslo, Norway.

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The Port of Vancouver USA is one of the major ports on the Pacific Coast, and its competitive strengths include available land, versatile cargo handling capabilities, vast transportation networks, a skilled labor force and an exceptional level of service to its customers and community. For more information, please visit us at www.portvanusa.com.
Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 26 west of Manning in Washington County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/29/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Tuesday morning's single vehicle injury traffic crash that occurred along Highway 26 west of Manning. According to TripCheck.com, the highway is open for travel in both directions.

On July 29, 2014 at approximately 9:25 a.m., a 2012 Buick sport utility vehicle driven by an 83-year old female was traveling eastbound on Highway 26 near milepost 36 when it went off the south side of the highway and about 75 feet down an embankment.

Firefighters extricated the driver and her 87-year old husband/passenger, both from Nehalem. Both were transported to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

OSP was assisted by Washington County Sheriff's Office, local fire and medical responders, and ODOT. Trooper Darin Ladick is the lead investigator.

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Oregon Recreational Trails Advisory Council to meet in Gold Beach August 15
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 07/29/14
The Oregon Recreational Trails Advisory Council will meet at the Gold Beach City Hall Councilor's Chambers, 29592 Ellensburg Ave, Gold Beach, OR 97444 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM on August 15, 2014 followed by a field trip of trail projects in Curry County. The Council invites public comments.

The Oregon Recreational Trails Advisory Council (ORTAC) was established by the Legislature in 1971 to advise the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department and to promote non-motorized trail recreation and development in Oregon. The Council is made up of seven volunteer members appointed by the Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission to represent the five Oregon congressional districts. The Council meets four times annually in different locations across the state.

For more information about the meeting or about ORTAC, contact Rocky Houston, State Trails Coordinator, at (503) 986-0750, or email rocky.houston@oregon.gov.
Oregon Department of Forestry Fire Update, Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/29/14
This is an Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) fire update for Tuesday, July 29, 2014.

FIRES
Large fires currently burning within ODF's protection jurisdiction include:

Reeves Creek Fire - The fire was reported on Monday, July 28, at 6:38 p.m. Firefighters and bulldozers dug fireline all night on the Reeves Creek Fire, which has burned 200-250 acres of forestland south of Selma (25 miles southwest of Grants Pass in Josephine County). Fireline now encircles 70 percent of the fire's perimeter. Seven homes are in or on the edge of the fire's footprint, but none was burned. Dozens of other homes are located near the fire. The structures are being protected by firefighters from Illinois Valley Fire Dept., Rural-Metro Fire Dept., Grants Pass Fire-Rescue, and a task force from Jackson County fire districts. No evacuations were necessary. Six fire suppression crews, five wildland fire suppression engines, two bulldozers and three helicopters will be used to fight the fire today. An air tanker is also available. The Reeves Creek Fire is burning on land protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry's Grants Pass Unit. The cause is under investigation.

Ferguson Fire - Currently 200 acres in size and 100 percent contained, the fire burned on private lands 30 miles east of the community of Klamath Falls. The South Central fire Management Partnership Incident Management Team 3 transferred management of the fire back to ODF's Klamath-Lake District this morning, July29. Unless the situation changes, this will be the last update on this fire.

Fires on other jurisdictions in Oregon
(More information on the following fires can be found at: http://nwccweb.us/index.aspx and http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/.)

Pumice Flat - Located approximately two miles from the south boundary of Crater Lake National Park, this fire reported at approximately 11:15 a.m. on Monday, July 28 (believed to be lightning hold-over fire from lightning received the week before). Currently 25 acres, burning in mixed conifer forests, aggressive suppression action being taken; all park facilities remain open.

Kitten Complex - 22,700 acres, 80 percent contained.

Camp Creek Fire - 6,274 acres, 100 percent contained; management of this fire has been turned back over to the local unit.

Bridge 99 Complex - 5,699 acres, 88 percent contained, management of this fire has turned back over to the Deschutes National Forest local team.

Ochoco Complex - 10,004 acres, 94 percent contained.

Bingham Complex - 452 acres, 50 percent contained; management of this fire has been turned back over to the local unit.

Hurricane Creek Fire - 502 acres, 20 percent contained.

Buzzard Complex - 395,747 acres, 98 percent contained; management of this fire has been turned back over to the local unit.

Center Fire - 2,515 acres, 99 percent contained.

Logging Unit Fires - 10,440 acres, 80 percent contained.

Shaniko Butte Fire - 42,044 acres, 85 percent contained; management of this fire has been turned back over to the local unit.

FIRE STATISTICS
Due to heavy firefighting activity our fire statistics have not been updated. They will return when the database has been made current.

Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

OTHER FIRE INFORMATION
ODF maintains a blog at http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/, which includes breaking news on wildfires statewide, along with current fire statistics, and a frequently updated Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/ORDeptForestry.

For information on wildfires in other jurisdictions within Oregon, go to the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center website, http://www.nwccweb.us/ and to the national Incident Information System website at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/.

Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

NEWS MEDIA
News media may call the Fire Information Duty Officer, (see below), 24/7 for fire information. The duty officer will call back promptly. Media may also call the Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters office, 503-945-7200, weekdays during business hours.

Jeri Chase | Public Information Officer
General Media Contact
Oregon Department of Forestry
2600 State St., Salem, OR 97310

Desk 503-945-7201
Cell 503-931-2721
jchase@odf.state.or.us
Driver Cited For DUII After Injury Crossover Crash - Interstate 5 in Medford (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/29/14
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A White City man is facing a DUII charge following Monday evening's injury crossover traffic crash on Interstate 5 in the Medford area.

On July 28, 2014 at approximately 8:17 p.m., a Chevrolet Tahoe driven by ROBERT PILAND, age 45, from White City, was northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 30 when it traveled over the center median into the southbound lanes. The driver of a southbound commercial truck attempted to stop but couldn't avoid the Tahoe before both were involved in a head-on collision.

PILAND was extricated by responding fire personnel and transported by ambulance to Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. Subsequent to the initial investigation, he was cited by OSP for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants.

The truck's driver, ERIC PORTER, age 43, from Oakdale, was not injured.

OSP troopers from the Central Point Area Command office were assisted by Medford-area police, fire and medical responders, and ODOT. The southbound lanes were restricted to one lane of travel for about two hours. Trooper Damion Hillyer is the lead investigator.

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Jennifer Huston Missing Person Case - Release 2
Newberg-Dundee Police Dept. - 07/29/14
Good morning

We are receiving several press calls for information on this case. Detectives are still working to obtain and examine footage of Mrs. Huston's vehicle after leaving the Circle K gas station but it takes an extensive amount of time to process.

We understand there has been a tremendous amount of interest generated in this case but there is no new information to release at this time. Should new information be developed a release will be sent using this format.

Thank you.
It's almost time for legendary guitarist Robert Cray to rock Beaverton; show is Aug. 9 (Photo)
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District - 07/29/14
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Less than two weeks remain before five-time Grammy Award winner and Blues Hall of Famer Robert Cray headlines the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District's 4th annual Groovin' on the Grass concert in Beaverton.

Thad Beckman will open the show at 5 pm on Aug. 9 at THPRD's Howard M. Terpenning Recreation Complex, 15707 SW Walker Road. Gates will open at 4. He'll be followed by blues queen Shemekia Copeland, then Cray and his band. The event will end at 8:30 pm.

Admission is $5 per person, a bargain for musicians of this caliber. Although the event is designed primarily for adults, children under 5 get in free.

Groovin' on the Grass unites music lovers for 3 ?1/2 hours of fun - a mini-blues festival - at THPRD's main complex. Beer and wine will be available for purchase from on-site vendors, including event sponsor Golden Valley Brewery. In addition, food carts and other vendors will sell a variety of fare.

Cray is recognized as one of the greatest guitarists of our time and has sold more than 12 million records with his signature blend of rhythm and blues, pop, rock, soul and traditional blues.

His appearance at THPRD in Beaverton will be the latest stop on a worldwide tour in support of "In My Soul," his new album. "In My Soul" debuted at #1 on the iTunes Blues Sales Chart and #1 on the Blues Roots Music Chart with singles "You Move Me" and "Nobody's Fault But Mine" entering at #1 and #3 on the charts.

Reuters says the album "is imbued with mellifluous rhythm and blues redolent of the kind of tunes that came from the Chess and Stax record labels in the 1950s, '60s and early '70s." Yahoo Music! raves, "Cray is never less than good," and USA Today puts the album track "Fine Yesterday" in its Top 10 Playlist.

For more information about the event, visit www.thprd.org. Additional details about the performers can be found at the following websites: www.robertcray.com,
www.shemekiacopeland.com and www.thadbeckman.com.

THPRD will run a shuttle between the HMT Complex and the Merlo Road/SW 158th MAX light rail station every 15 minutes between 3:30 and 9:30 pm. The complex is served by bus routes 59 and 67, and bicycle racks are available. Parking is free but limited on the complex.

Sponsors for Groovin' on the Grass include Golden Valley Brewery, NW Natural, Schulz-Clearwater Sanitation Inc., Oregon Cultural Trust, Cultural Coalition of Washington County, ePrint, Hilton Garden Inn and Whole Foods Market.


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Hillsboro's Deanna Palm named PCC Board Chair (Photo)
PCC - 07/29/14
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PORTLAND, Ore. - Deanna Palm, president of the Greater Hillsboro Area Chamber of Commerce, has been named the Portland Community College Board of Directors Chair for the 2014-15 year.

Palm, who was appointed to the PCC Board in 2009 and then elected in 2011, was sworn in by PCC President Jeremy Brown at the board's last business meeting on July 17.

"Portland Community College's Board is very fortunate to have such a dynamic, visionary leader like Deanna at its helm," Brown said. "I have greatly enjoyed working with Deanna during my first year at PCC and I look forward to her ongoing contribution to the college as its Board Chair."

A former PCC student, Deanna Palm represents Zone 7, which covers western Washington County. The lifetime Washington County resident has been president of the Greater Hillsboro Area Chamber of Commerce since 2001. Palm leads the chamber in establishing relationships with the community, businesses and local governments as well as implements all of the chamber board's policies, administering the budget and participates and promotes the chamber.

"As a PCC alum, I know first hand what a positive impact an education at PCC can have on your career and in my position at the Hillsboro Chamber I have seen how responsive and adaptable PCC can be to rapidly changing workforce development requirements," Palm said. "I'm thrilled to continue to serve in this new leadership capacity with the PCC Board."

The PCC Board of Directors consist of seven members elected by zones to four-year terms. The board members govern the college, which includes selecting the president, approving the hiring of other staff and faculty, approving the college budget and establishing policies that govern the operation of the college.



About Portland Community College: PCC is the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon and 19th largest in the nation, serving approximately 89,903 full- and part-time students. PCC, which is roughly the size of Rhode Island, has three comprehensive campuses, five 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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The Oregon State Fair Is Hiring For Temporary Positions
Amber Lindsey PR - 07/29/14
SALEM, OR -July 29, 2014 - What better way to experience the Oregon State Fair than as an employee? Job seekers ages 16 and older are encouraged to apply now for openings in admissions, food stands, parking and more.

A recruitment event is set for 9 am to 6 pm Tuesday, August 12, 2014, in the Pavilion at the Oregon State Fairgrounds, 2330 17th St. NE. Parking will be available off of Sunnyview Road NE. The Oregon State Fair in collaboration with Personnel Source and Job Growers will hire between 300 and 400 people to work the duration of the fair, set Friday, August 22 through Monday, September 1. Some positions may have shifts before and after the 11-day fair.

To apply online and review a summary of open positions, go to http://oregonstatefair.org/business-center/employment/. Those seeking jobs in food service can apply at the recruitment event.


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About the Oregon State Fair
Named one of Huffington's Posts top ten state fairs, the 149th Oregon State Fair takes place August 22 through September 1, 2014. Fair admission is reduced this year to $8 per person (ages 12 and up) and $6 (ages 6 to 11 and 62 and over). Oregon State Fair thanks its sponsors: Chemeketa Community College, NW Chevy Dealers, CHS Nutrition, Columbia Distributing, Comcast, Dairy Farmers of Oregon, Green Acres Landscape, Inc., Les Schwab, National Guard, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Oregon Lottery, Ricoh, Safeway, Sleep Country USA, and Wilco. Additional information about the fair is available at www.oregonstatefair.org.
Salem Police Department To Conduct Pedestrian Crosswalk Safety Campaign
Salem Police Dept. - 07/29/14
As our weather continues to be hot and pedestrians are out and about to enjoy the weather, the Salem Police Department traffic unit will be conducting a pedestrian safety enforcement and education campaign on Wednesday, July 30.

The campaign will utilize plain clothes officers who will be crossing streets at crosswalk locations throughout the City, and video cameras will be used to record violations. Those who are contacted will be able to view the violation on video.

Oregon law requires all drivers to stop prior to entering a crosswalk for pedestrians who are crossing the street in a marked or unmarked crosswalk. Drivers are required to stop if a pedestrian is either in the lane in which the driver's vehicle is traveling or in a lane adjacent to the lane in which the driver's vehicle is traveling.

Marked crosswalks may be located at or between intersections and are recognized by solid or dashed white lines. Oregon Law also states that every intersection should be considered to have a crosswalk, whether marked or not. Additionally, a vehicle may not legally pass another vehicle that is stopped at a marked or unmarked crosswalk for a pedestrian. Failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk and for passing a stopped vehicle at a crosswalk are class B violations and carry a fine of up to $260.00.

This safety campaign is in partnership with Oregon Impact in order to address pedestrian and crosswalk safety through education and enforcement
Deputies responding to call fired at
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/29/14
Just prior to 11:00 PM on July 28th two Clark County Deputy Sheriffs were en route to conduct a welfare check on a subject near the 2600 block of ne 191st st. in Ridgefield Wa. When they got into the area, they heard a male voice yelling in the distance to "Get out of hear". They then heard what sounded like a total of 10 gun shots.

Deputies took cover and requested additional units. An area search was conducted by members of the SWAT team, along with air support from the Portland Police Air Unit. No suspect was located nor any usable evidence at this time.
The investigation into this incident will continue. There is no additional information to release at this time.

Sgt. Duncan Hoss
07/28/14
Public's Help Sought Locating a Missing Endangered 30-Year-Old Man (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/28/14
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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help locating 30-year-old Devin Gordon Singh, missing since Sunday July 27, 2014.

Singh is described as a male Indian, 6'1" tall, 170 pounds, brown hair with long dreads, hazel eyes, facial hair, a tattoo of "DTD" on the left side of his neck and an Indian symbol on his right interior forearm.

Singh was last seen wearing a blue polo-style shirt, dark blue work pants (similar to Dickies), and bright orange 5-toe shoes.

Singh's family discovered him gone on Sunday morning after seeing him much earlier, at approximately 1:30 a.m.

Singh has had some recent health and depression issues that have given his family concern for his welfare.

Singh is a skilled and avid hiker and there are several trailheads near his home on Northwest Germantown Road.

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Team is checking several trails and areas near Singh's residence.

Anyone seeing Singh is asked to immediately call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information is asked to contact Detective Heidi Helwig at (503) 823-0797 or heidi.helwig@portlandoregon.gov.

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Hillsboro's Inukai Family Boys & Girls Club celebrates 2013-2014 school year youth of the month honorees (Photo)
Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metropolitan Area - 07/28/14
Winners in the Character & Leadership Category: In back, Unit Director Nick Eaton. From left: Kobe Serna, Ryan Hansen, Ocean Reick, Anthony Taylor, and Yulitza Ortiz-Hernandez
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Hillsboro, OR - The Inukai Family Boys & Girls Club of Portland Metro hosted a celebration of their Youth of the Month honorees at an event at the end of the school year. Every month, members of the club are recognized for their outstanding work. Those who are honored with the title exhibit behavior that promotes service to Club, community and family; academic success; strong moral character; life goals; and poise and public speaking ability.

The Inukai Boys & Girls Club, located in Hillsboro, runs after school and summer programming for kids ages first grade to 18 years old. Students recognized as Youth of the Month winners of the Inukai Family Boys & Girls Club during the 2013-14 school year within these programs include:

For Education & Career Development:
Jacob Keltner, Esmerelda Gonzales-Perea, Kaitlyn Crist, Jasmin Parikh, Osiris Parikh, Zachary Marquez, Diego Velasco, Kaden Scott, Joanna Ponce

For Health & Life Skills:
Tyler Prohaska, Mayra Estrada, Shaiylah Jackson, Yasmin Sayago, Nadalyn Hernandez, Guadalupe Maldonado, Ayliza Gollas, Danielle Manubisan, David Lopez

For The Arts:
Elizabeth Compton, Kaelynne Venturini, Julieana Hernandez,Trinity Ansari, Adeleide Appleby, Kenlyn Gollas, Makai Atterbury, Dylan Luciano, Brian Tepoxteco

For Sports, Fitness & Recreation:
Jacob Hansen, Braeden Meyers, Alijah Castillo, Gio Jaimez, Caleb Ingebretsen, Luis Rodriguez-Gaona, Kelsey Gonzalez, Aimee Gutierrez, Lorelia Johnson-Harboe

For Character & Leadership:
Kobe Serna, Steven Alvarado, Roselyn Rios, Ryan Hansen, Ocean Rieck, Anthony Taylor, Gavyn Munoz, Coreyshia Vaughn, Yulitza Ortiz-Hernandez

Congratulations to all the dedicated and deserving young men and women who are honored with Youth of the Month recognition.

Established in 1947, Youth of the Year is Boys & Girls Clubs of America's premier recognition program for Club members. We are pleased to announce Steven Alvarado as the Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro Youth of the Year from our Inukai Family Club.

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Attached Media Files: Winners in the Character & Leadership Category: In back, Unit Director Nick Eaton. From left: Kobe Serna, Ryan Hansen, Ocean Reick, Anthony Taylor, and Yulitza Ortiz-Hernandez
Hillsboro's Inukai Family Boys & Girls Club hosts "Families Helping Families" school supply drive
Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metropolitan Area - 07/28/14
The Inukai Family Boys & Girls Club in Hillsboro is hosting the "Families Helping Families" School Supply Drive. The community is encouraged to assist by donating school supplies now through Friday, August 8th. Donated supplies will go to youth in need at the Club. Donation boxes will be located in the front office of the Inukai Boys & Girls Club as well as Murphy's Furniture in Cornelius and the four Hillsboro Dick's Auto Group locations.

The Inukai Family Boys & Girls Club is located at:
560 SE 3rd Avenue
Hillsboro, Oregon 97123
Phone: 503.640.4558
Update #2: Fatal Traffic Crash - Interstate 84 west of Baker City (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/28/14
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UPDATE: Investigators confirmed following an examination of the pickup and follow up interview with a passenger that the pickup struck and elk causing the operator to lose control before crashing in the center median.

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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Saturday night's single vehicle fatal traffic crash that occurred along Interstate 84 west of Baker City in Baker County. The crash resulted in the death of an adult female and serious injury to three other adults.

According to Sergeant Kyle Hove, on July 26, 2014 at approximately 10:38 p.m., a 2010 Ford F350 pickup driven by TODD B. PRATT, age 30, from Blackfoot, Idaho, was traveling eastbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 294 when it traveled off the freeway lanes into the median. The pickup and 2001 Xtreme camper trailer rolled into the median where both vehicles came to rest.

The vehicle's four occupants, all from Idaho, were seriously injured. TODD PRATT and rear passenger JOE L. PRATT, age 61, from Blackfoot, Idaho, were transported by air ambulance to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. Right front passenger AUSTIN B. PARKER, age 23, from Pocatello, Idaho, and rear passenger TANDA KAY PRATT, age 60, from Blackfoot, Idaho, were transported by ground ambulance to St. Alphonsus Medical Center in Baker City. TANDA PRATT was later pronounced deceased at the hospital.

OSP troopers from the La Grande Area Command office, with the assistance of OSP Baker City troopers, are continuing the investigation. Recruit Trooper Tim Schuette is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Baker County Sheriff's Office, Baker City Police Department, Baker City Fire Department, Baker Rural Fire/Rescue, Haines Fire Protection District, LifeFlight, and ODOT.

The westbound lanes were closed temporarily for emergency ground and air transported response.

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Fire Investigators Suspect Canyon Park Apartments Carport Fire Intentionally Set
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 07/28/14
Fire at Canyon Park Apartments near Beaverton Destroys Carport and Damages over a Dozen Vehicles

At 9:34pm on July 27, several callers to 9-1-1 reported the sound of explosions and loud popping from a burning carport at the Canyon Park Apartments in the 4200 block of SW 107th Avenue near Beaverton. Within four minutes, crews from Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue arrived and began aggressively fighting the fire. They were able to extinguish the burning carport and keep the fire from spreading to nearby apartments. Fortunately, no firefighters or tenants were injured as a result of the fire.

Cassandra Ulven with Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue confirms that, "Five vehicles were destroyed by the fire and the carport is a total loss. Radiant heat from the fire also damaged at least a dozen more vehicles, a nearby mailbox structure and a fence. Based on material evidence, TVF&R investigators believe the fire started in a recycling enclosure and was intentionally set."

Due to potential criminal aspects of the case, TVF&R investigators are working with detectives from Washington County Sheriff's Office. Tenant interviews are currently underway. An estimated value of loss is still unavailable at the time of this release.


PAST FIRES AT CANYON PARK APARTMENTS
In the past two years, there have been seven other fires at the Canyon Park Apartments. Investigators are looking into the possibility that one of those fires, which happened two weeks ago (July 14), may be connected to last night's fire.

There are no other details available at this time due to the active nature of the investigation.
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office seeks public's help to identify burglary suspects (Photo)
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/28/14
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On the morning of Tuesday July 22, 2014 Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the report of a burglary that occurred overnight at the 76 Station located at 28210 SE Orient Drive in Gresham, OR. Burglars broke into the store by throwing a brick through one of the front windows. The burglars caused thousands of dollars in damage and stole dozens of cartons of cigarettes and other merchandise from the store. All three suspects were caught on surveillance cameras during the course of the burglary. The video is being released to help identify the suspects involved.

Anyone with information regarding any of the suspect's identities is asked to please contact the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office tip line at 503-261-2847, this can be done anonymously.


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City of Vancouver recognized for outstanding performance of wastewater treatment facilities and staff
City of Vancouver - 07/28/14
Vancouver, Wash. - For yet another year, the City of Vancouver is being recognized by the State of Washington for its outstanding performance at its two wastewater treatment facilities. It's the eleventh consecutive Department of Ecology award for the Westside facility and the ninth consecutive award for the Marine Park eastside facility.

"Perfect compliance reflects our commitment to serving the Vancouver community and safeguarding the high quality of life of our residents," said Brian Carlson, director of Vancouver's Department of Public Works.

Vancouver has a long history of successfully meeting Ecology's strict rules, regulations, record-keeping and other requirements to the letter. Ecology officials will present awards to City leaders at a brief recognition ceremony Wednesday, July 30.

Ecology monitors the effectiveness of each wastewater treatment facility around the state in meeting mandated permit conditions. The best - those which have achieved 100 percent compliance - are recognized each year with the award. A complete list by county of the state's outstanding wastewater treatment plant award winners for 2014 is available on Ecology's website at: www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/wq/wastewater/op_cert/kudos.html.

This has been a year of awards recognizing City's continuous practice and commitment of protecting the environment.

On July 15, the National Association of Clean Water Agencies presented the City of Vancouver with a Platinum Peak Performance award. The award recognizes facilities that have achieved consistent compliance with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) requirements.

Earlier this year, National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) selected Vancouver Public Works Director Brian Carlson as recipient of the association's 2014 National Environmental Achievement Local Public Service Award for service to the environment and the clean water community.


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History of Department of Ecology awards for the City of Vancouver's Marine Park and Westside Facilities
Washington Department of Ecology presented these awards in the following years:

1989 - O&M Excellence Award
1997- Perfect Compliance Award
1997 - Exemplary Performance Award
1998 - Perfect Compliance Award
1998 - Exemplary Performance Award
1999 - Perfect Compliance Award (Westside & Marine Park)
2000 - Outstanding Wastewater Treatment Plant Award (Marine Park)
2001 - Outstanding Wastewater Treatment Plant Award (Westside and Marine Park)
2003 - Outstanding Wastewater Treatment Plant Award (Westside and Marine Park)
2004 - Outstanding Wastewater Treatment Plant Award (Westside)
2005 - Outstanding Wastewater Treatment Plant Award (Westside and Marine Park)
2006 - Outstanding Wastewater Treatment Plant Award (Westside and Marine Park)
2007 - Outstanding Wastewater Treatment Plant Award (Westside and Marine Park)
2008 - Outstanding Wastewater Treatment Plant Award (Westside and Marine Park)
2009 - Outstanding Wastewater Treatment Plant Award (Westside and Marine Park)
2010 - Outstanding Wastewater Treatment Plant Award (Westside and Marine Park)
2011 - Outstanding Wastewater Treatment Plant Award (Westside and Marine Park)
2012 - Outstanding Wastewater Treatment Plant Award (Westside and Marine Park)
2013 - Outstanding Wastewater Treatment Plant Award (Westside and Marine Park)
Jennifer Huston Missing Person Case (Photo)
Newberg-Dundee Police Dept. - 07/28/14
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On Friday July 25, 2014, at about 5 am, the Newberg-Dundee Police Department took a report of a missing person; Ms. Jennifer Janelle Huston, age 38 of Dundee. The report was made by her husband, Kallen Huston.

Mr. Huston reported that Ms. Huston was last seen by her husband on Thursday evening July 24, 2014 at approximately 5:45 pm at their home, when she left to "run errands".

Ms. Huston was last seen driving the family's dark green 1999 Lexus SUV with Oregon License number WXH-011. It has been confirmed that she was last known to be at the Circle K filling station / convenience store located on Portland Rd. in Newberg at about 6:20 pm. on Thursday July 24.

The Special Investigations Unit of the Newberg-Dundee Police Department, consisting of five detectives, began work to locate Ms. Huston beginning Friday morning and have been actively working throughout the weekend to locate Ms. Huston, to include detectives from the Newberg-Dundee Police Department's Computer Forensics Unit.

Many tips and leads have been followed up on and are continuing to be followed up on.

As of this time, there is no known criminal nexus to this case nor is there any known threat to the public. The case is being considered as a Missing Persons Case.

Ms. Huston's huband, Kallen Huston is fully cooperating with the investigation and is very concerned about the whereabouts of his wife.

The Huston Family and the Newberg-Dundee Police Department will be holding a joint news briefing at 4:00 pm today, July 28 2014 at the Newberg Public Safety Building located at 401 E. Third Street, Newberg, OR. 97132.

Any tips or leads should be referred to lead Detective Ryan Simmons at 503-554-8954 or via e-mail at ryan.simmons@newbergoregon.gov.


The surveillance video from the Circle K is proprietary and is not able to be sent.


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Salem-Keizer Transit Adopts Eco-Friendly Motor Oil (Photo)
Cherriots - Salem Keizer Transit - 07/28/14
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Salem-Keizer Transit has taken another step to reduce our carbon footprint. After a two year test of the product, the maintenance department has begun using Eco Ultra Premium re-refined lube oil in its diesel fleet. Why is this important? The United States produces approximately 1.3 billion gallons of used oil each year. The Environmental Protection Agency states that by re-refining its used oil, the nation would save between 1.3 and 2.5 million gallons a day.

Closer to home, Cherriots utilizes approximately 2,400 gallons of lube oil in its diesel fleet. By switching to Eco Ultra Premium oil, we will save 4,800 drums of imported or domestic crude oil. The re-refined oil is also less expensive than the oil currently purchased, costing $.31 per gallon less. "The change to Eco Ultra Premium supports our sustainability initiative and benefits the bottom line," said Gregg Thompson, Salem-Keizer Transit Maintenance Manager.

Re-refining oil takes up to 89 percent less energy than refining crude oil. Re-refined oil produces an earth-friendly 65 percent decrease in harmful emissions. "This project is a great example of the sustainable culture of our organization," said general manager Allan Pollock. "At Salem-Keizer Transit, we examine our day-to-day procedures to incorporate environmentally-friendly practices wherever possible."


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Linn Search & Rescue Help Save Man's Best Friend (Photo)
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 07/28/14
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Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports his office received a call on July 26, 2014 at 7:45 p.m. of a possible lost hiker in the Cascadia area. Upon arriving at the scene deputies learned that a family who had been hiking along the South Santiam River from Latiwi Creek Road found a very weak and hungry dog located about two miles upstream from the road. The dog was described as a Bull Mastiff and was in a location with steep terrain providing no easy way out. After the family hiked out to call the sheriff's office, they hiked back in to stay with the dog.

A deputy involved with the call remembered seeing a lost dog poster in the area; the dog was identified as Madison, a ten year old Bull Mastiff that had been lost in the area of Sevenmile Horse Camp on July 4th. It appears Madison wandered lost for 22 days.

At about midnight, a team of Linn County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue volunteers were deployed to the area to assess the situation and ensure the safety of the family. They made contact with the family at about 3:00 a.m. All family members were found well and Madison, after snacking on granola bars and dog food, was sleeping comfortably in a sleeping bag provided by the caller. The team decided that due to the difficult terrain they would wait until daylight to attempt the rescue of Madison.

At about 6:30 a.m., the group began the process of helping the dog out. This included a climb up over and back down a steep rock face and several hundred yards of travel in the creek. At one point Madison had to swim as the group traversed in waist deep water. Using GPS, the team was able to identify a route from the creek uphill to the Santiam Wagon Road, a hiking trail that lead back to the main road. This route included moving cross-country through thick brush and up to 200 feet of elevation.

At 9:45 a.m., Madison was reunited with her owners, Lori Davis and Patrick Milligan from Scio. Needless to say, they were relieved to have her back.

The mission of search and rescue is about saving lives. When they found the family safe and sound, they were more than willing and able to help rescue Madison.

Sheriff Riley said this is just one example of the selfless sacrifices his Search and Rescue Team Members make routinely and commends them for a job well done. He added it's a bonus when we not only can help man but his best friend also.


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Staff and leadership changes with VPS Family-Community Resource Centers
Vancouver Sch. Dist. - 07/28/14
Tamara Shoup, Family-Community Resource Center (FCRC) partnerships coordinator, will be promoted to director of family engagement and FCRCs for the school year 2014-15. Shoup will step into the position vacated by Jennifer Blechschmidt when she took an administrative position with La Center School District.

Alishia Topper, formerly the senior development director with the Fort Vancouver National Trust and currently a Vancouver City Council member, will be director of strategic partnerships for the FCRCs. Topper will work with local businesses, government agencies, faith-based groups, neighborhood associations, not-for-profit organizations, service clubs and other current and prospective partners to mobilize resources that remove barriers to learning and promote student success.

Catherine MacCallum-Ceballos, formerly the FCRC site coordinator at Discovery Middle School, will be the technical assistance coordinator for the FCRCs. MacCallum-Ceballos will support the 13 FCRC site coordinators in ensuring that their efforts are aimed at improving district key performance indicators. MacCallum-Ceballos also will facilitate or provide professional development for the FCRC staff and principals.

Chris Olsen, executive director for teaching and learning, will serve as the FCRC task force leader, a duty performed by Tom Hagley, chief of staff, for the past six years. Olsen's leadership of the Family Engagement/FCRC initiative will align with her responsibilities associated with the Opportunity Zone schools and will provide K-12 operational support to the initiative. Karla Schlosser will continue to oversee Title I resources allocated to the FCRCs and will work closely with Olsen in leading the Family Engagement/FCRC goal area as the district begins to implement its Design II, Chapter 2 strategic plan.
Oregon City Police Continues Pedestrian Safety Crackdown
Oregon City Police Dept. - 07/28/14
The Oregon City Police Department will be conducting a Pedestrian Safety Operation on August 5th, 2014. This operation will be held on Molalla Ave. at Willamette St. in Oregon City, OR.

The primary focus of this operation is to raise pedestrian safety awareness. Through the use of a decoy pedestrian, the Oregon City Police Department hopes to raise awareness of the drivers and pedestrians through education and enforcement of the pedestrian right away laws. The operation will be conducted between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Warning signs will be posted prior to entering the pedestrian safety operation zone.

As a reminder, motorists must stop and yield to pedestrians who are waiting to cross, or are crossing the roadway. Motorists are required to stop at all crosswalks when there is a vehicle already stopped in a lane adjacent to the lane they are traveling in.

The members of the Oregon City Police Department are dedicated to enhancing the safety of both the citizens and guests of the city. Funding for the pedestrian safety operation is made possible through a grant from Oregon Impact.
Ridgefield high school students learn how to pursue art as a career by creating diagrams of owl pellets (Photo)
Ridgefield Sch. Dist. - 07/28/14
Melanie Martinez and Samantha Rice enjoyed learning more about fields of art as careers
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Monday, July 28, 2014-Ridgefield, WA-Students taking the illustration class at Ridgefield High School used owl pellets from the elementary school to develop and hone their skills with scientific illustration, a technical field of art.

Rebecca Carlisle, an art teacher who teaches the Illustration Class at Ridgefield High School, contacted Karen Moses, a fourth grade teacher at South Ridge Elementary School, to see if her art class could uses Moses' leftover owl pellets after reading a news story about fourth graders dissecting the pellets. "Karen provided scientific information as well as the pellets themselves," explained Carlisle. "She was so helpful and really made this project possible."

The fourth grade classes in Ridgefield School District dissect owl pellets to study animal anatomy as part of a Full Option Science System (FOSS) Kit from Educational Service District 112. The pellets are sanitized by the ESD 112 science staff members who boil the pellets in special chemicals to ensure the pellets are safe for students to handle.

Students in Carlisle's illustration classes formed teams of two to dissect the pellets and used techniques in scientific observation to accurately illustrate the pellets as well as the bones within including skulls and other bones from rodents and small birds. "Scientific illustration tends to be a more lucrative field in art because of the technical prowess required," said Carlisle. "Whether an employer is an engineering company or a medical textbook company, the work focuses on detailed analysis and the abilities of the artists to accurately depict their observations."

Many students signed up for the illustration class as a way to learn more about career fields in art. "I signed up for this class because art is something I'm interested in pursuing after high school," said Olivia Bonebrake, a junior. "My favorite project has been this one - I like observing the bones and creating the diagram itself." Drew Clements, also a junior, agreed with Bonebrake, "I wanted to try something new in art and am hoping to go into it as a field - this illustration class provides more methods to use two-dimensional art in a career."

Some students enjoyed the owl pellet project specifically because of its somewhat macabre nature dealing with animal bones. "I really like this project because I really like the creepy stuff," said Melanie Martinez, a freshman. "It's fun and challenging."

In addition to scientific illustration, Carlisle taught students drawing and painting skills for a variety of artistic career fields including working for newspapers and magazines; illustrations for children's books and book cover illustration; work with animation and much more.

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Update: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office investigating fatal single vehicle crash (Photo)
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/28/14
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Update: Name of deceased released: The deceased is identified as Derek Allen Cranford, Age 25, of Gresham, OR.


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At approximately 10:45 p.m. on Saturday July 26, 2014 Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputies and Gresham Fire Department responded to the report of a single vehicle crash in the 30300 block of SE Lusted Rd. Arriving emergency responders found two persons in a severely damaged 1994 black Mitsubishi 3000GT. The driver of the vehicle, an adult male, was declared deceased at the scene and the passenger was transported for treatment of non life-threatening injuries.

The East County Vehicular Crimes Team responded to conduct the crash investigation. The East County Vehicular Crimes Team consists of MCSO deputies, Gresham PD, Troutdale PD, and Fairview PD officers along with the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office.

Preliminary investigation indicates the vehicle was traveling westbound on SE Lusted Rd when it crossed the eastbound lane and struck a utility pole in the 30300 block of SE Lusted Rd. The impact of the vehicle broke the utility pole and spun the vehicle around and into a ditch approximately forty feet further west. Initial indications are high speed and alcohol may be contributing factors in the crash.

More information will be released when it becomes available


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Central Precinct Officers Diffuse Potential Suicide on Sunday in Southwest Portland's Multnomah Neighborhood (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/28/14
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On Sunday July 27, 2014, at approximately 9:00 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a residence in Southwest Portland's Multnomah Neighborhood on the report that a man as threatening to commit suicide using a firearm and/or a large knife.

Several officers arrived in the area, including officers assigned to the Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team (ECIT).

The caller, the man's wife, was able to leave the home with their young daughter but their young son was still in the home.

ECIT officers began to communicate with the man by telephone and were able to de-escalate the situation and he agreed to surrender to police and go to the hospital.

Once the man was in custody, officers entered the home and found the child safe and sound and he was reunited with his mother.

The man's firearm was taken as safekeeping.

The Portland Police Bureau's Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) was notified for potential follow-up.

Help is available for community members struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts.

Suicide is preventable.

The Multnomah County Mental Health Call Center is available 24 hours a day at (503) 988-4888.

If you or someone you know needs help with suicidal thoughts or is otherwise in an immediate mental health crisis, please visit Cascadia or call (503) 963-2575. Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare has an urgent walk-in clinic, open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., 7 days a week. Payment is not necessary.

Lines for Life is also available 24 hours a day at (503) 972-3456.

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Update: Victim Identified, Photos - Driver Arrested for Allegedly Causing Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 6 in Tillamook County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/28/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of the Tillamook County District Attorney's Office, is continuing the investigation into Sunday afternoon's fatal traffic crash that occurred on Highway 6 east of Lees Camp in Tillamook County. The initial investigation led the arrest of a Portland woman located and stopped in Washington County whose vehicle was identified by witnesses as causing the crash.

On July 27, 2014 at approximately 4:00 p.m., a 2001 Chrysler Sebring driven by RUSSEL JOHN FALOTICO, age 56, from Beaverton, was eastbound on Highway 6 near milepost 27 when a 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe sport utility vehicle attempted to pass the Chrysler in a no passing zone. A witness traveling westbound said the Hyundai attempted to move back into the eastbound lane to avoid a collision with an oncoming vehicle, forcing the Chrysler off the roadway into a gravel pullout. The Chrysler's driver lost control, slid into the westbound lane and collided with a westbound 2004 Jeep Wrangler driven by SHILO MARIE WALTERS, age 36, from Newberg.

The Hyundai continued eastbound from the scene without stopping.

Upon arrival of emergency responders, the Chrysler's driver was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The passenger in the Jeep Wrangler identified as RICHARD R. WALTERS, age 43, from Newberg, was transported by LifeFlight to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with serious, non-life threatening injuries. SHILO WALTERS was transported by ground ambulance to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Investigators received information from witnesses at the scene that prior to the crash the operators of the Chrysler and Hyundai were involved in "road rage" behavior. This information led OSP to request law enforcement agencies to be on the lookout for the Hyundai.

At approximately 5:04 p.m., information from Washington County Sheriff's Office and Beaverton Police Department led to the driver being stopped by Beaverton police eastbound on Highway 26 near Cedar Hills Boulevard. An OSP trooper responded from the crash scene as part of the ongoing investigation and subsequently arrested the Hyundai's driver, TRISHA JO HOMAN, age 45, from Portland, on the following charges:

* Criminally Negligent Homicide
* Assault in the Third Degree
* Reckless Driving
* Recklessly Endangering Another Person
* Felony Hit & Run

The trooper transported HOMAN to Tillamook County Jail where she was lodged on the charges. According to jail staff, she posted bail and was released to appear at a date and time to be set.

OSP troopers from the Tillamook office are continuing the investigation. Trooper Sarah Reding is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene and during the initial investigation by Tillamook County Sheriff's Office, Tillamook Regional Medical Center Ambulance, Tillamook Fire Department, Department of Forestry, Washington County Sheriff's Office, Beaverton Police Department, and ODOT. The highway was closed approximately 4 hours.

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Revised Gervais School Board Meeting Notice for July 30, 2014
Gervais Sch. Dist. - 07/28/14
REGULAR SESSION
The Gervais School District #1 School Board, Gervais, Oregon will convene in a Regular Session in the Gervais School District Conference Center on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. The agenda for the meeting includes, but is not limited to, the following business:

Consent Items:
?,? New Hire

Action Items:
?,? Textbook Adoption

Discussion Items:
?,? Health Curriculum/Human Sexuality Policy
Serious Motorcycle collision
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/28/14
On July 27at about 926 911 received a call regarding an possible injury accident in the 7400 block of 159st. EMS crews and and deputies responded to the location and found that the collision involved a motorcycle and a vehicle. The motorcyclist had beed ejected from the motorcycle and landed in the ditch. He was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries.

Preliminary investigation shows that a 2006 Nissan Maxima was traveling east bound on NE 159th St and made a left (north) turn into a business in front of a west bound 2002 Triumph motorcycle.

The driver of the vehicle is Mary Apeland a 47 year old Hillsboro resident. The operator of the motorcycle is identified as Garrett Delano a 25 year old Vancouver resident.

There have been no citation issued at this time as the incident is still being investigated.

Speed and impairment do not appear to be a factor.
Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-29 Aggravated Assault (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/28/14
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The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in solving a shooting that occurred in Southeast Portland's Creston-Kenilworth Neighborhood.

On July 22, 2014, at 8:48 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to Providence Medical Center, located at 4805 Northeast Glisan Street, on the report that a gunshot victim had been brought to the emergency room.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and the 28-year-old male victim was transported to a Portland trauma hospital for treatment to multiple gunshot wounds. The victim is continuing to recover from his injuries and is expected to survive.

Officers spoke with the man who brought the victim to the hospital and learned that the shooting occurred at a residence in the 3600 block of Southeast 49th Avenue, and that the suspect fled the scene.

The suspect is described as a white male, 5'9" to 5'10" tall, thin build, unshaven, wearing a maroon hoody and sunglasses.

Detectives believe that the shooting is a case of mistaken identity for a previous tenant who has not resided at the home for quite some time.

A forensic sketch is being released to aid detectives in identifying the suspect.

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.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by the tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave the tip information. Tips can be left in English or Spanish.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

Investigator:
Detective Todd Prosser
Portland Police Bureau
(503) 823-9320
todd.prosser@portlandoregon.gov

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City of Beaverton Releases Results of Community Survey (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 07/28/14
More than 90 percent of survey respondents say they are satisfied with Beaverton police and library services.
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As part of the City of Beaverton's effort to update to the community vision plan, Beaverton conducted a public opinion poll. The results are in and give the city high marks for providing services.

Seventy five percent of residents said Beaverton is headed in the right direction on the telephone survey. According to DHM Research, the firm that conducted the survey, "This was on the very high-end of what we typically see in community surveys, with cities tending to receive right direction ratings in the 50-60 percent range. In fact, this was the highest such rating provided for a local city or county in the past two years."

Beaverton also received high marks on service delivery.
* 94 percent are satisfied with police services.
* 92 percent are satisfied with library services.
* 87 percent are satisfied with the city's maintenance of streets and roads.
* 85 percent are satisfied with how Beaverton supports neighborhoods.
* 84 percent are satisfied with how Beaverton communicates with the public.
* 84 percent are satisfied with public involvement opportunities in Beaverton.
When asked "how likely would you be to recommend your neighborhood to someone looking to move," 95 percent of respondents said they were likely to do so.

"We're laser-focused on bringing our community vision to life," said Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle. "I find this input from our citizens invaluable. The strong connection between the city's actions and citizen priorities are evident when you see survey results this good."

The results for both the telephone and online surveys are available at the city's web site beavertonoregon.gov. The information collected through the survey will be used to help inform the five-year update to the city's community vision plan. The telephone survey of 400 Beaverton residents is considered statistically valid while the online survey of 1,042 people is considered informative.

For more information about the survey, please contact Holly Thompson at 503-526-2658 or hthompson@BeavertonOregon.gov.

In 2014, Beaverton was again recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was one of just four cities of its size recently recognized as a "Smarter City" energy leader by the Natural Resources Defense Council and one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine. In addition, Beaverton was named one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine, an All-America City finalist, as one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com, one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine, the Recycler of the Year from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, a Bronze Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists and as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities, the Beaverton Community Vision program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter. Beaverton also enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov, like the City of Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton, or follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.

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Attached Media Files: More than 90 percent of survey respondents say they are satisfied with Beaverton police and library services.
Clatskanie Area Woman In Custody After Domestic Dispute Results in Stabbing (Photo)
Columbia Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/28/14
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A 43-year-old Clatskanie area man is in surgery at this time with stab wounds he suffered during a domestic disturbance.

Columbia County Sheriff's deputies responded to Coop("co-op")Road in the Clatskanie area on a disturbance call at 5:42 a.m. this morning, and learned that Tracy Mitchell, 40, had stabbed her husband, James C. Mitchell, 43. Ms. Mitchell was reportedly driving her husband to the hospital when deputies caught up with the vehicle and summoned medics. The victim had been stabbed in the neck and torso.

The stabbing took place at 18382 Coop RD, which is the residence of a third party. Ms. Mitchell is in custody, charged with Assault First Degree,and Burglary First Degree and Menacing. The victim was taken to St. John Hospital in Longview. We currently have no word on his condition.

This case remains under investigation.


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City Partners With Beaverton Chamber on Annual Hullabaloo, Aug. 2 (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 07/28/14
The Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce's Rooftop Hullabaloo event on Aug. 2 features live jazz music, food and fireworks.
The Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce's Rooftop Hullabaloo event on Aug. 2 features live jazz music, food and fireworks.
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The Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce is inviting the public to the second annual Rooftop Hullabaloo on Saturday, Aug. 2 from 6-10 p.m. on the top floor of the parking garage at The Round, on Millikan Way in Beaverton. The chamber event features live jazz music, great food and fireworks.

"This is becoming a signature event for Beaverton," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "The views from the top floor are amazing. Watching the fireworks from the highest viewpoint in the city is something I look forward to every year."

"We are celebrating Beaverton and wonderful landmark anniversaries for business. Healthy and growing businesses are the foundation for our special city." Lorraine Clarno, Chamber President/CEO.

The schedule of events for the Rooftop Hullabaloo include:
* 6-6:30 p.m. - cocktail reception
* 6-8 p.m. - hors d'oeuvres
* 8-10 p.m. - dessert
* 9:30 p.m. - fireworks (based on weather)

Families may enjoy complimentary fireworks from the amphitheater and south plaza at The Round.

Tickets are $40 per person with one drink ticket included with each purchase. Additional drink tickets may be purchased at the event. Live music will be provided by the Geoff Fotland Quartet.

The Premier Title Sponsor for this year's Rooftop Hullabaloo is Bob Lanphere Enterprises of Oregon and Washington. Partners include NIKE, City of Beaverton, Madden Industrial Craftsmen, and SKANSKA. This year's Anniversary Sponsors include Koeber's, Ava Roasteria, Metro West Ambulance, Metropolitan Land Group, and SKB.

Attendees must be 21 and older to attend the celebration on the rooftop.

To register, please visit www.tinyurl.com/2014hullabaloo.

For additional information contact Michelle Mason, from the Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce at 503-350-2007 or by email at michelle@beaverton.org.

In 2014, Beaverton was again recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was one of just four cities of its size recently recognized as a "Smarter City" energy leader by the Natural Resources Defense Council and one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine. In addition, Beaverton was named one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine, an All-America City finalist, as one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com, one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine, the Recycler of the Year from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, a Bronze Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists and as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities, the Beaverton Community Vision program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter. Beaverton also enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov, like the City of Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton, or follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.

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Attached Media Files: The Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce's Rooftop Hullabaloo event on Aug. 2 features live jazz music, food and fireworks. , Nicolo Kehrwald, from The Circus Project, performs during the 2013 Rooftop Hullabaloo.
Oregon Students Compete in National History Day Competition in Washington, D.C. (Photo)
Oregon Historical Society - 07/28/14
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Portland, OR - After months of intensive research and success at the state level competition, Olivia Winter, a student who is home schooled in Timber, Oregon, presented her project at the annual National History Day competition, held at the University of Maryland College Park Campus in the Washington, D.C. area June 11-15.

"I was proud to be one of the finalists at National History Day," stated Olivia. "I think National History Day is a valuable experience because I can test my skills against many other people. It helped me to become more confident when presenting, gave me the chance to study the things that fascinate me, and to study them in more depth than I would have otherwise. Researching my project this year helped me to understand my world better.

Continued Olivia, "I think that students benefit from National History Day because it helps kids to see a story in history, and to learn from it. It makes history relevant and important."

Along with Olivia, twenty other students representing Jefferson, Washington, and Multnomah counties traveled across the country to compete in the 25th annual National History Day contest. Although no Oregonians took home cash awards, Olivia's entry, a documentary on the infamous Tillamook Burn of 1933-1951 entitled, "Out of the Ashes: The Inferno That Changed the Heart of Oregon" won honorable mention.

The Oregon Historical Society offers cash prizes to three students at the local Oregon History Day competition, which took place at Concordia University on April 12, 2014. All students between the ages of 12-17 across our state are encouraged to enter the competition for the 2014-15 school year, where the theme will be "Leadership and Legacy in History." Oregon History Day will take place this coming year at the Oregon Historical Society on Saturday, April 18. Those who qualify will be invited to the national competition June 14-18 in Washington, D.C.

For more information on how to get involved in Oregon History Day, as well as the access materials for students and teacher, visit http://www.ohs.org/education/oregon-history-day.cfm.


About the Oregon Historical Society
Since 1898, the Society has served as Oregon's primary research collection and museum about Oregon history. OHS has an extensive collection of historical pieces, including over 85,000 artifacts and 3 million photographs and films. It safeguards and presents Oregon's history through a museum, research library, academic journal, school programs, and website content.

About National History Day
National History Day (NHD) is a highly regarded academic program for elementary and secondary school students. Each year, more than half a million students, encouraged by thousands of teachers nationwide, participate in the NHD contest. Students choose historical topics related to a theme and conduct extensive primary and secondary research through libraries, archives, museums, oral history interviews and historic sites. After analyzing and interpreting their sources and drawing conclusions about their topics' significance in history, students present their work in original papers, websites, exhibits, performances and documentaries. These products are entered into competitions in the spring at local, state and national levels where they are evaluated by professional historians and educators. The program culminates in the Kenneth E. Behring National Contest each June held at the University of Maryland at College Park.


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Crowd-sourced survey seeks African American historic sites
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 07/28/14
A crowd-sourced project to identify Oregon's African American historic sites and places has uncovered locations in Pendleton, Hayesville, Salem, Westport, Portland and other communities. Project leaders are asking the public to continue submitting information about potential sites.

"These places can be buildings anywhere in Oregon where African Americans worked, sites where important events happened, or objects created, installed, or inspired by African Americans," said project manager Kim S. Moreland.

The Oregon Black Pioneers, in partnership with the State Historic Preservation Office, launched the property survey project "Preserving Oregon's African American Historic Places" in May. Working with community partners and volunteers, the organizations want to protect and preserve Oregon's African American historic sites and places from 1844 to 1984.

Preserving Oregon African American Historic Places project is a crowd-sourced project that encourages the public to contribute information online that pertains to existing structures with any African American association in their histories and cemeteries with African American burials.

The discoveries so far include black pioneer burials in the historic Hayesville, Salem Pioneer, Westport, and Lone Fir cemeteries are just a few of the data submissions we already received. Additional data has been submitted on two Pendleton structures: one is related to the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion (the "Triple Nickles") and the other with George Fletcher, the Pendleton Round Up rodeo champion. Other recent documentation includes a 114-year-old wooden structure which served as the residence of suffrage and civic leader Kathryn Gray. Another building, commonly referred to as the Burger Barn, is associated with the infamous "possum Incident" in Portland.

The deadline for submissions is Nov. 28. You may submit your information online at www.makeoregonhistory.com or at www.oregonblackpioneers.org. Provide as much information as you can, but it is OK to leave blanks if you do not know the particular information requested. Go to www.makeoregonhistory.com to submit online. The information will be added to the collections of the Oregon Black Pioneers and the Oregon Historic Sites Database.

"Our ultimate goal is to create a multiple property document that identifies sites for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places," said Moreland.

If you have any questions about the survey project you may email Moreland at historic_places@qwestoffice.net or Kuri Gill, Oregon Heritage, Grants and Outreach Coordinator at Kuri.Gill@oregon.gov.


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Portland to host national health care ergonomics conference
Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services - 07/28/14
(Salem) - Best practices around ergonomics in the health care field will be highlighted at the fifth National HealthCare Ergonomics Conference in Portland. The event is scheduled for Sept. 8-11, 2014, at the Oregon Convention Center and will highlight a variety of evidence-based topics for health care workers.

On Tuesday, Sept. 9, keynote speaker William Marras, a professor at Ohio State University, will present "Low Back Pain Causation and Prevention in Patient Handling Activities."

"Patient handling represents one of the greatest occupational threats to back health in the U.S.," said Marras. "Through an understanding of the process of disc degeneration, we can associate specific patient handling activities and tasks with an elevated risk of accelerating this process. It turns out that these risks are more than just physical and we are beginning to understand how these risks interact."

On Wednesday, keynote Casey Chosewood, director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health, Total Worker Health program, will share his presentation "Healthier, Safer, and More Engaged: Unlocking the Potential of Total Worker Health."

"Increasingly, today's workers face challenges to their health and well-being both on and off the job," said Chosewood. "Addressing them comprehensively is critical if we want to maintain healthier communities and families - and sustain a thriving personal and national economy. A total worker health perspective integrates health protection and health promotion interventions to address these challenges."

Other conference topics include:
* The link between patient and worker safety featuring panelists from the Joint Commission, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the American Nurses Association
* Safe patient handling (equipment, technology, and program development)
* Designing safe and lean workplaces using ergonomics
* Effective workplace wellness programs
* Tours of Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) hospital and Kaiser Permanente Westside Medical Center

The event will also include exhibits showcasing the latest in ergonomics, safe patient handling, and safety and wellness products and services.

Conference registration is $250, which includes session handouts and lunch. Pre-conference workshops and post-conference tours are available. For more information about the conference or to register, call Oregon OSHA's Conference Section, 503-378-3272 or 888-292-5247, then select option one or visit the Conferences webpage at www.orosha.org/conferences.

The conference is a joint effort of the Oregon Coalition for HealthCare Ergonomics, Oregon OSHA, and the American Association for Safe Patient Handling and Movement.

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Oregon OSHA, a division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, enforces the state's workplace safety and health rules and works to improve workplace safety and health for all Oregon workers. For more information, visit www.orosha.org. The Department of Consumer and Business Services is Oregon's largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency.
07/27/14
Firefighters Prevent Carport Fire From Spreading to Beaverton Apartments (Photo)
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 07/27/14
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At 9:34p.m. this evening, several callers to 9-1-1 reported the sound of popping and explosions and described a burning carport at the Canyon Park Apartments in Beaverton. Within four minutes, crews from Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue arrived and began aggressively fighting the fire. They were able to extinguish the burning carport and keep the fire from spreading to nearby apartments.

Five vehicles have been affected by the fire and the carport is a total loss. Preliminary reports indicate that the fire started in a trash dumpster, but an investigator is on scene working to determine exactly where and how the fire started.

No firefighters or tenants were injured as a result of the fire.


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Correction: Salem, OR - Center 50+ Hosts Boot Camp for the Brain - Sept. 7-12, 2014 (Photo)
VanNatta Public Relations - 07/27/14
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Salem, OR, (July 27, 2014,) Neuroscientist, researcher, author and brain expert Dr. Rob Winningham will lead 55 individuals through an extensive "Boot Camp for the Brain," Sept. 7-12 at Western Oregon University (WOU).

This phenomenal 5-day camp includes seminars on improving cognitive function, along with field trips to the Eola Viticulture Center, OHSU, Newport and Mount Angel. Participants may choose to stay at Western Oregon University Campus or commute daily.

Other speakers and seminar leaders include Mike Studer of NW Rehabilitation Associates; OHSU Ruth Layton Dementia Research Center and Dr. Larry Sherman of the Primate Research Center. They will partner with Center 50+ and Chemeketa Community College's Viticulture Center for this fascinating week of unique food, music, sightseeing, brain-enriching experience.

Classes include "Train Your Brain: A Holistic and Empirically-Based Approach to Brain Health," "Memory: Why Do We Forget, How Does Memory Change as We Age," and "Food for Thought: How Nutrition, Physical Exercise and Sleep Affect Memory Ability," as well as brain games and technology-related fun.

The camp will is limited to 55 participants. Cost: $625 double occupancy; $700 single room. $500 local - includes coast trip lodging only, not lodging at WOU. Price includes brain kits and curriculum, lodging, 2 receptions, 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners, tour bus. Shuttle available from Salem to WOU on Sunday 9/7 and return to Salem 9/12. For more information call the 50+ Center at 503-588-6303.

About Center 50+: Center 50+, the City of Salem senior center, serves as a gateway to senior citizens and their families to local programs and services. It's the only designated full-service focal point senior center in Marion County. Senior users report they use the Center because of meals, recreation, volunteer opportunities and education. The Center represents a unique collaborative partnership between the City of Salem, concerned citizens and the 501(c) (3) nonprofit Friends of the Salem Senior Center. Founded in 1992, Friends exists to support the Center with gifts of time, talent and money. More than 700 seniors use the Center daily, and more than 500 senior citizens annually utilize the health screening clinics at the Center. Partnerships generate more than $500,000 of added value programs and services at the Center, which also leverages community support. Some of those programs and partnerships include: Partner Salem-Keizer Meals on Wheels which serves more than 48,000 meals annually through this congregate meal-site and home delivery program. more than 40 Chemeketa classes are held monthly at the Center. The Center is home to the only social activity model group day Alzheimer Respite Program in Salem. It is open Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. & Saturday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. and located at 2615 Portland Road NE, Salem, Ore. 503-588-6303. http://senior.cityofsalem.net.

About Dr. Rob Winningham: Dr. Rob Winningham has over 20 years of experience researching applied memory issues and for the past 17 years has conducted research on older adults and ways to enhance their mental functioning and quality of life. He has developed novel approaches to maximize the efficacy of physical, occupational and speech therapy. Most recently, he has been helping Linked Senior create video games and interactive activities specifically designed to enhance cognition. He creates monthly brain stimulation activities for thousands of retirement communities as a part of Dr. Rob's Cranium Crunches on activityconnection.com. He is a full professor and Chair of the Behavioral Sciences Division at Western Oregon University (WOU) where he manages both the Psychology and Gerontology Departments. Before beginning at WOU, Dr. Winningham received his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Baylor University. In addition to publishing many peer-reviewed articles in the area of human memory, Dr. Winningham makes frequent television and radio appearances and has given well over 600 invited presentations about memory and aging at various conferences and workshops. His book Train Your Brain: How to Maximize Memory Ability in Older Adulthood was recently published by Baywood Publishing. For more information go to: www.robwinningham.com.


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Preliminary Information: Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 6 east of Lees Camp in Tillamook County
Oregon State Police - 07/27/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is beginning an investigation into Sunday afternoon's fatal traffic crash that occurred along Highway 6 about two miles east of Lees Camp in Tillamook County. The crash has the highway blocked with detours being established for traffic. Travelers are urged to use alternative routes for travel to and from the north Oregon coast.

Preliminary information indicates on July 27, 2014 at approximately 4:19 p.m., a report was received of a two-vehicle head-on crash with injuries on Highway 6 near milepost 27. When emergency responders arrived, they confirmed one person was deceased and others were injured. Two people reportedly have been transported by air ambulance to an unknown hospital with serious injuries.

The highway will be closed for several hours for the investigation into the cause of the crash. ODOT is responding with personnel and traffic updates can be monitored on ODOT's website TripCheck.com.

Information will be released later tonight when available. No photographs for release.

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Salem Police arrest barricaded subject reported to be armed
Salem Police Dept. - 07/27/14
5:25p, Sunday, 7/27/14

Incident occurred: 7:55am
Location: 3200 blk of River Rd N., Salem

Suspect: JENNICHES, Derrick Wayne. WMA, 29yrs. (dob:5/31/85), of Salem

At 7:55am today, Patrol Officers responded to the area of the 3200blk of River Rd. N. on a report that a subject wanted on several Domestic Violence charges and a Parole Violation warrant was in the area. Officers observed the subject, who ran on foot and broke into a vacant residence. Additional information developed that the subject was reported to be armed with a handgun.

SWAT, Negotiators and the Bomb Squad responded. Shortly after the arrival of special teams, the subject, Derrick Jenniches, broke out a second story window with his hands, leaned out and remained there. Despite efforts to communicate with Jenniches, he was unresponsive. Entry was made into the vacant residence. Upon contact with Jenniches, he started resisting, but was taken into custody without incident or further injury. Jenniches was taken into custody at approx. 12:45pm. Jenniches sustained cuts to his hands when he broke out the window and was taken to Salem Hospital where he was treated and released.

Jenniches was then booked into the Marion Co. Jail on the following charges:
*Attempted Assault II (x2), Coercion (x2), Strangulation (x3), Assault IV and Menacing (charges all related to an earlier domestic disturbance incident).
Jenniches was also charged with a Parole Violation arrest warrant and Criminal Mischief for the damage to the vacant residence.
UPDATE - FOUND SAFE: Public's Help Sought Locating a Missing 56-Year-Old Man
Portland Police Bureau - 07/27/14
56-year-old James Reynolds was found safe last night and has been reunited with his family.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help locating 56-year-old James "Jim" Reynolds.

Reynolds was last seen on Saturday July 26, at approximately 5:00 p.m., at Claudia's Bar, located at Southeast 30th Avenue and Hawthorne Boulevard.

Reynolds has a brain injury from a motorcycle crash and has a diminished mental capacity and memory problems. His family does not believe he has the ability to find his way home.

Reynolds is described as a white male, 6'00" tall, 185 pounds, blonde hair and blue eyes. Reynolds was last seen wearing blue nylon shorts with gray stripe and a gray shirt with blue lettering.

Reynolds does not have a car and is not familiar with TriMet. Reynolds is described as very friendly.

Anyone seeing Reynolds is asked to immediately call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information is asked to contact Detective Lori Fonken at (503) 823-1081 or lori.fonken@portlandoregon.gov.

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Oregon Dept. of Forestry fire update - July 27, 2014
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Oregon Dept. of Forestry (ODF) fire update - July 27, 2014



FIRES
Large fires currently burning within ODF's protection jurisdiction include:


Ferguson Fire - Currently 200 acres in size and 50 percent contained, the fire is burning on private lands 30 miles east of the community of Klamath Falls. Two structures have been lost. There are six structures still threatened, but the evacuation status was reduced earlier to Level 1 ("ready"). Hand crews will continue to work at the fire line to bring it to a minimum of 100 feet into the fire's interior and 300 feet around structures. Thunderstorms are forecast for today and throughout the week. Today's storm will be dry with moisture increasing through Friday. Resources assigned to the fire include: five hand crews, 15 fire engines, five water tenders, three bulldozers and four helicopters. Total Personnel at the fire: 225. The South Central fire Management Partnership Incident Management Team 3 is leading the firefighting effort. The Ferguson Fire was reported July 25. Cause is under investigation.


Waterman Complex - Consists of multiple lightning-caused fires totaling 12,520 acres burning near the community of Mitchell in the John Day Unit of the Central Oregon District. Reported July 14, the complex is now 100 percent contained and in full mop-up. No spread is expected. A total of 400 personnel remain at the complex. Oregon Interagency Incident Management Team 3 is leading the firefighting effort.


Pine Creek Fire - Includes 1,954 acres of ODF-protected lands. The lightning-caused fire is currently 97 percent contained. Fire activity has been reduced to hot spots and interior smoldering. The Northern Rockies Incident Management Team transferred command to a Type 3 team this morning.


Sunflower Fire - The lightning-caused fire is 7,175 acres and 90 percent contained. It is burning on Umatilla National Forest, and on Bureau of Land Management-Prineville lands protected by ODF. The fire has also burned 250 acres of private land. Firefighters continue to secure fire lines and complete restoration work. Command was transferred to a Type 3 team on July 26.


Rye Valley Fire - The lightning-started fire is 1,434 acres and 75 percent contained. Reported July 24 burning on Bureau of Land Management lands near the community of Huntington, Oregon, near the Idaho border, the fire soon spread to private lands. ODF Incident Management Team 3 is leading the firefighting effort. Today firefighters will complete direct fire line where possible and burn out unburned fuels where indirect line is constructed. Mop-up and rehabilitation work will continue.


Fires on other jurisdictions in Oregon

(More information on the following fires can be found at: http://nwccweb.us/index.aspx and http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/.)


Kitten Complex - 22,685 acres, 45 percent contained.


Camp Creek Fire - 6,274 acres, 95 percent contained.


Pine Creek Fire - 30,245 acres, 97 percent contained.


Black Rock Fire - 35,938 acres, 95 percent contained.


Donnybrook Fire - 22,763 acres, 97 percent contained.


Bridge 99 Complex - 5,084 acres, 81 percent contained.


Ochoco Complex - 10,004 acres, 79 percent contained.


Bingham Complex - 452 acres, 50 percent contained.


Hurricane Creek Fire - 645 acres, 20 percent contained.


Buzzard Complex - 395,747 acres, 95 percent contained.


Center Fire - 2,515 acres, 75 percent contained.


Logging Unit Fires - 10,480 acres, 80 percent contained.


Shaniko Butte Fire - 42,044 acres, 90 percent contained.


Gumboot Fire - 4,420 acres, 90 percent contained.
Marion County Sheriff's Office Searching for Lost Hikers ***Update Hikers Located*** (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/27/14
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According to the members of our Search and Rescue Teams all three teens have been located and are walking out to their family members at the time of this release. Apparently the teens decided it was too dark to hike out last night so they elected to camp and start walking out the following morning.

All three boys are reported to be healthy and uninjured. Once the teens are returned to their family, the Sheriff's Office will be clearing the scene.

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The Marion County Sheriff's Office is on scene and searching for three teenagers who are overdue from a hiking trip in the Opal Creek Wilderness. Bodie Teeple, age 17, Alex Ruiz, age 16 and Allen Carrillo-Mejia, age 17 went hiking yesterday around noon and have yet to return from their trip.

Deputies know that the teens intended on a lengthy hike into the wilderness area. The only supplies the teens are known to have is their basic clothing and water that they were carrying at the time of the hike. The Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Teams who are actively working in the area include Jeep Patrol, Posse and K9 search teams.

The Sheriff's Office has been on scene of this incident since around midnight. A command post has been set at the Elk Horn Fire Station. Further details will be released as soon as they are available.


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Non-Injury Crash & Fire - Highway 101 north of Gearhart (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/27/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Saturday afternoon's non-injury crash along Highway 101 north of Gearhart after a vehicle struck a power pole that led to a fire eventually extinguished by responding firefighters. The cause of the crash is driver fatigue and enforcement decision is pending.

According to Trooper Andrew Morgan, on July 26, 2014 at approximately 4:39 p.m., a Jeep Cherokee was traveling southbound on Highway 101 at Cullaby Lake Lane when its driver, ROYAL G. NEBEKER, age 69, from Gearhart, fell asleep. The Jeep crossed the highway and struck a utility pole, breaking the utility pole and causing lines to fall. A fire started near the vehicle and spread to a few surrounding acres until responding firefighters extinguished the fire. The highway was partially closed for emergency response and fully opened about 5:15 p.m.

NEBEKER was not injured.

Pacific Power was notified and the vehicle left at the scene until repairs could be made.

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Track Worker Injured at Washougal Motocross
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/26/14
A track worker at the Washougal Motocross Park was injured today when a motorcycle went off the track and collided with him. He was cared for immediately by paramedics on the scene and was taken by ambulance to an established evacuation point. The track worker was transported by Life Flight helicopter at 11:30am to the Peace Health Medical Center in Vancouver, Washington. The worker was in critical condition. The name of the track worker will be released pending notification of his family. Updates will be posted as new information becomes available.
The Washougal Motocross Park is located at 40205 NE Borin Road in Washougal, Washington. The track is presently hosting a national event involving both professional and amateur competitors.
Update:
The track worker has been identified as 49 year-old Vancouver resident, Bruce Barnes. His condition has been upgraded to 'stable'. He sustained broken bones and internal injuries during the collision with the motorcycle. Barnes is being treated at OHSU.
Rye Valley Fire update - July 26, 2014
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/26/14
Rye Valley Fire - Update July 26, 2014



Oregon Department of Forestry
Incident Management Team 3
Dan Thorpe, Incident Commander

Fire crews assigned to the Rye Valley Fire are beginning to prepare for their next assignment as the status of the fire continues to improve. The fire now stands at 1,434 acres and is 75 percent contained.

Mop-up objectives are beginning to be realized and suppression rehabilitation efforts are in full swing.

Rehabilitating the landscape from fire suppression activities includes breaking up and smoothing berms back into line, constructing water bars or trenches as needed to prevent future soil erosion and repairing damaged fences.

Oregon Department of Forestry's Incident Management Team 3 (Incident Commander Dan Thorpe) would like to thank everyone in the Huntington community for their tremendous hospitality. Special thanks to the landowners we serve and the many cooperating agencies.

Cooperators include BLM, Baker County Emergency Management, Burnt River Rangeland Protection Association, Huntington School District and the City of Huntington.

FIRE AT A GLANCE
Size: 1,434 acres
Location: 15 miles NW of Huntington
Containment: 75 percent
Cause: Lightning
Fuels: Grass, brush, timber

FIREFIGHTING RESOURCES
Personnel: 230
Air Tankers: None
Helicopters: 1
Fire engines: 10
Water Tenders: 2
Bulldozers: 3

Estimated Cost: $976,776


For More Information: (503) 983-8897
Update: Serious Injury Motorcycle-Involved Traffic Crash - Highway 30 west end of The Dalles (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/26/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Saturday morning's serious crash involving a motorcycle and a bus in the west end of The Dalles along Highway 30. The motorcyclist's name is released in this update.

According to Senior Trooper Scott Rector, on July 26, 2014 at approximately 7:17 a.m., a motorcycle operated by LARRY M. DEW, age 57, was eastbound on Highway 30 near Division Street when it collided into the front of an International bus driven by PATRICK PRESTON, age 55, from The Dalles. The bus was turning left from Highway 30 into a gas station/convenience store lot when the collision occurred.

DEW was seriously injured and transported by LifeFlight to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center where he is in critical condition. His motorcycle is registered in Colorado but he reportedly may be currently living in Wisconsin. He was wearing a protective helmet.

PRESTON was not injured. The bus belongs to Oregon Child Development Coalition and had no passengers.

OSP troopers from The Dalles Area Command office are continuing the investigation. No citations have been issued at this time.

OSP was assisted at the scene by The Dalles City Police Police Department and Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Portland Fire & Rescue responds to fire in mobile unit at 3407 SE 108th
Portland Fire & Rescue - 07/26/14
Southeast Portland fire crews responded to a fire in a mobile unit early this afternoon.

First arriving crews reported heavy smoke from a large storage trailer. Crews made an immediate fire attack and conducted a search of the trailer.

No injuries to firefighters or civilians are reported as a result of this fire.

A fire investigator is on scene. Damage estimate and cause determination are pending at the time of this release.
Tour de Cure Raises Over $400,000 to Help Stop Diabetes (Photo)
American Diabetes Association - 07/26/14
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[PORTLAND, OR - JULY 26, 2014] -- More than 900 riders took part in the annual Tour De Cure event today and raised over $400,000 for diabetes research, education and advocacy. Cyclists of all ages rode through Washington and Yamhill Counties covering 5-100 miles in an effort to raise awareness and funds critical to stopping the epidemic rise of diabetes in our community.

Today more than 29.1 million American's live with diabetes and another 86 million have pre-diabetes. In Oregon and Southwest Washington 347,000 people have diabetes and an additional 675,000 have prediabetes. "Tour de Cure provides people with an opportunity to take an active role in the movement to Stop Diabetes" said Andrea Bruno, Executive Director of the American Diabetes Association of Oregon and Southwest Washington. "Our riders go the extra mile to raise money that fund essential diabetes education, advocacy and research. They also share their personal stories about living with diabetes and how this disease is 24/7 and never takes a break" she added.

Tour de Cure is sponsored nationally by Gold's Gym, Lilly Diabetes, Primal Cycling Apparel and go macro and locally by Columbia, Genentech, Walgreens, MacKay Sposito, Carr Subaru, Stoel Rives LLP, Pacific Power, Willbros, The Standard, Cushman & Wakefield, Novo Nordisk, AstraZeneca, Sanofi, KGW News Channel 8 and Clear Channel Outdoor.

The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.


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Update: Name & Photo Released - Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 126W east of Mapleton in Lane County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/26/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into an early Saturday morning single vehicle fatal traffic crash that occurred along Highway 126W east of Mapleton. The crash resulted in the death of an adult male whose name is released in this update.

On July 26, 2014, at approximately 3:09 a.m., a Ford Escape driven by RAYMOND H. MOSLEY, age 68, from Florence, was traveling westbound on Highway 126W near milepost 22. For an unknown reason, the vehicle left the roadway across the eastbound lane and crashed head-on into a tree. The tree broke at the middle and landed in the highway, blocking the eastbound lane.

Emergency crews arrived and declared the MOSLEY deceased at the scene.

OSP troopers from the Springfield Area Command office are continuing the investigation.

The eastbound lane was blocked approximately 4 hours while emergency personnel were on scene. OSP was assisted by the Lane Fire Authority and ODOT.

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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Mother Endangers Children and Deputies during Arrest (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/26/14
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July 26, 2014-Sheriff's Deputies were preparing to stop a vehicle with a wanted fugitive. The vehicle drove into a driveway and when deputies contacted the driver, she rammed a patrol vehicle and fought with deputies in an attempt to avoid arrest. She had her two children in the vehicle at the time.

On July 26, 2014, at 12:13 a.m., a Washington County Sheriff's Deputy saw a 2002 Oldsmobile Bravada SUV driven by Molly Noonan, westbound on Highway 26 in the Helvetia area. The Deputy knew that Ms. Noonan had active Felony Theft warrants for her arrest. The deputy could not stop Ms. Noonan because he was already transporting someone to jail so he notified nearby deputies of the situation.

Another deputy was able to locate the Bravada in the city of North Plains and was assisted by additional Sheriff's Deputies when the Bravada abruptly stopped in a driveway. The Sheriff's Deputies contacted the driver, identified as Molly Noonan, 46, from the community of Rock Creek. She had her 15 year-old daughter and nine year-old son in the vehicle with her. Molly Noonan gave the deputies a false name and identification.

Sheriff's Deputies knew who Ms. Noonan was from previous arrests. When the deputies told Ms. Noonan that she was under arrest, she started her vehicle and rapidly accelerated in reverse. She struck a 2007 Acura MDX in the driveway and pushed it backwards into a Sheriff's Chevy Tahoe causing significant damage to all three vehicles.

Four Sheriff's Deputies had to move quickly to avoid being struck by the moving vehicles. One deputy was pinned between the Bravada and the Acura as Ms. Noonan's daughter exited the Bravada and began to assault the deputy. The teenager was quickly subdued and arrested by deputies. Molly Noonan was resisting being arrested by two other deputies after they had to break the driver's window to open the door and take her into custody to stop her reckless behavior.

Fortunately, the deputy only received minor injuries and the children were not injured by Ms. Noonan's actions. Molly Noonan did receive minor injuries and was cleared by hospital personnel before she was taken to jail. Molly Noonan's daughter was taken to the Donald E. Long Detention facility where she was lodged with criminal charges pending. Molly Noonan's son was placed into protective custody.

Molly Renee Noonan was lodged in the Washington County Jail. She is charged with 26 crimes to include: five counts of Felony Attempted First Degree Assault, five counts of Unlawful Use of a Weapon (the SUV), Escape, Resisting Arrest, two counts of Reckless Endangering (her children), Identity Theft, Forgery and False Information to a Police Officer. She was also lodged on the Felony First and Second Degree Theft, Forgery and Identity Theft warrants. She is held on $415,000 bail.

Arraignment will be at 3:00 p.m. on July 28, 2014 at the Law Enforcement Center in Hillsboro.


Attached Media Files: Arrested , carshed Acura/Tahoe
Deputies Respond to Suspicious Package near Woodburn (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/26/14
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Today at about 10:45 a.m., Marion County Sheriff's Deputies were alerted to a suspicious package on Front Street near Crosby Road. When deputies arrived they found a metal pot with tin foil attached to it, sitting next to a power substation. After sealing the area off, deputies called experts with the Oregon State Police Bomb Squad who responded and opened the pot.

Troopers and deputies discovered the pot contained some type of bean soup. The Sheriff's Office encourages the public to always dispose of their trash in an appropriate receptacle in order to avoid time consuming incidents such as these. The area has been reopened and there are no further traffic delays.


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Update: Name Released - Fatal Motorcycle Crash - Interstate 5 in Salem
Oregon State Police - 07/26/14
A 53-year old male motorcyclist died Friday night when he was involved in a high speed crash on the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 in Salem. Witnesses included an Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper on patrol. The victim's name is released in this update.

On July 25, 2014 at approximately 10:07 p.m., an OSP trooper patrolling on Interstate 5 near milepost 261 witnessed the operator of a 2009 Harley Davidson lose control while passing other vehicles at an estimated 90 - 95 mph in the northbound lanes. The operator was ejected from the motorcycle as it crashed in the center northbound lane.

The trooper initiated emergency medical care and CPR at the scene until paramedics arrived. DAVID LEARY SCHNELLER, age 53, from Tualatin, was pronounced deceased at the scene. He was wearing a protective helmet.

OSP troopers from Salem, Albany, and Springfield were involved with the investigation at the scene.

OSP was assisted by Marion County Sheriff's Office, Salem Fire Department, and ODOT. The left and center northbound lanes were closed about five hours during incident response and investigation.

No photographs available for this release.

According to ODOT statistics, motorcycle-involved fatalities are up 44% this year in comparison to the same period last year. A recent news release regarding motorcycle safety was provided with reminders and tips for everyone traveling on our roads:
http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/COMM/Pages/nr14062401.aspx

OSP joins ODOT in urging all travelers to stay focused on safety and Drive Safely to Save Lives.

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Gang Enforcement Team Investigating Overnight Shooting - One Man Injured (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/26/14
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On Saturday July 26, 2014, at 2:14 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center on the report of a gunshot victim in the Emergency Room.

Officers arrived and spoke with the 20-year-old male victim who told police he'd been shot somewhere between Southeast 72nd and 85th Avenues, along either Division Street or Powell Boulevard. Officers from East Precinct checked the area but did not locate a crime scene and there no calls of any gunshots anywhere in Multnomah County.

The victim had gunshot wounds to both legs but neither injury is life threatening.

Based on preliminary information, the Gang Enforcement Team responded to continue the investigation.

The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force are continuing to actively investigate gang and gun crimes in the City of Portland.

Anyone with information about gang and/or 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.

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

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

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Driver Arrested After Offering OSP Trooper Money to Tear Up Traffic Citation - Highway 101 south of Tillamook
Oregon State Police - 07/26/14
An Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper arrested a 20-year old Milwaukie resident after he allegedly offered the trooper money to tear up a citation during a traffic stop Friday along Highway 101 in Tillamook County.

On July 25, 2014 at approximately 2:19 p.m., an OSP trooper stopped a Mitsubishi Lancer passenger car displaying Oregon license plates on Highway 101 near milepost 79 after observing it pass another vehicle in a no passing zone marked with double solid center lines. The trooper contacted the driver identified as AUSTEN CORNO, age 20, from Milwaukie.

Subsequent to the initial contact with CORNO, the trooper returned to the patrol car and completed a citation for Passing in a No Passing Zone, a traffic violation with a listed fine of $260 on the citation.

When the trooper returned and explained the citation to CORNO and how to contact the court, CORNO allegedly displayed a large amount of cash and offered the trooper $360 to tear the citation up.

The trooper arrested CORNO for Bribe Giving (ORS 162.015), a class B felony. According to the statute, "a person commits bribe giving if the person offers, confers or agrees to confer any pecuniary benefit upon a public servant with the intent to influence the public servants vote, opinion, judgment, action, decision or exercise of discretion in an official capacity."

CORNO was transported to the Tillamook County Jail.

No photographs available for this release.

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Update #2: Victim's Name & Added Photo - Fatal Traffic Crash - Interstate 5 northbound south of Wilsonville (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/26/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are on scene investigating Friday's single vehicle fatal traffic crash off the northbound shoulder of Interstate 5 about three miles south of Wilsonville. The victim's name is released in this update.

Updated information indicates on July 25, 2014 at approximately 11:55 a.m., a 1993 Buick Regal four-door driven by EMUEL JAMES SMOTHERS, age 48, from Dallas, Oregon, was northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 281 in the far right lane. For an unknown reason, the car traveled off the right shoulder, through grass for about 200 feet and then collided head-on into a tree. The car's interior caught fire and was eventually extinguished by firefighters from Aurora Rural Fire Protection District.

SMOTHERS was deceased at the scene. Investigators believe he was using safety restraints.

OSP troopers and collision reconstructionists from the Portland Area Command office are investigating. ODOT assisted with traffic. Trooper Mac Marshall is the lead investigator.

Any witnesses to the cause of the crash who have not spoken to investigating troopers are asked to call OSP Northern Command Center dispatch at 800-452-7888.

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07/25/14
Rye Valley Fire Evening Update; Friday, July 25, 2014 @ 7 p.m.
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/25/14
Oregon Department of Forestry
Incident Management Team 3
Dan Thorpe, Incident Commander


Rye Valley Fire
Evening Update
July 25, 2014


Note: This will be the final day of a morning and evening news release. Beginning tomorrow, one news release will be produced in the late afternoon.


The Rye Valley Fire is holding at 1,392 acres and is now 35 percent contained. Firefighters' primary objectives include strengthening established containment lines and mopping up hot spots along the perimeter of the fire to prevent future spread. They are also beginning the important task of rehabilitation in areas affected by fire suppression efforts.

Several islands of unburned vegetation remain within the perimeter of the fire. Crews will continue to isolate these areas with additional containment lines and cooling hot spots.

The fire is burning in grass, brush and juniper on public and private lands within the Bureau of Land Management's Vale District and Oregon Department of Forestry's Northeast Oregon District. Oregon Department of Forestry's Incident Management Team #3 is directing the suppression effort.

Cooperating agencies include BLM, Baker County Emergency Management, Burnt River Rangeland Protection Association and the City of Huntington.


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Fire-At-A-Glance

Size: 1,392 acres
Location: 15 miles NW of Huntington
Containment: 35%
Cause: Lightning
Fuels: Grass, brush, timber
Personnel: 159
Air Tankers:
Helicopters: 1
Engines: 8
Water Tenders: 2
Dozers: 3
Estimated Cost: $400,000
Evacuations: None
Structures: 0
Closures/Restrictions:
Announcements: None
For More Information: (503) 983-8897
Update #3: Victim ID - Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 30 east of Astoria in Clatsop County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/25/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Friday morning's two-vehicle fatal traffic crash that resulted in the death of one person and injuries to two other people along Highway 30 about three miles east of Astoria. The victim's name is released in this update.

According to Sergeant Dennis Thomas, on July 25, 2014 at approximately 6:49 a.m., a report was received of a serious injury crash involving two vehicles on Highway 30 near Liberty Lane.

Initial investigation indicates a 1999 Toyota Tacoma pickup driven by MICHELLE LYNN FLETCHER, age 38, from Longview, Washington, was westbound near milepost 94 when it crossed the double solid centerline and sideswiped an eastbound 1993 Ford pickup with two occupants.

The westbound vehicle had three occupants. FLETCHER was seriously injured and extricated by firefighters. She was taken by LifeFlight from Columbia Memorial Hospital to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center and is in critical condition. Right front passenger ARTHUR ROMINE JR, age 51, from Warrenton, was not injured. Both were using safety restraint and the pickup's airbags deployed.

The pickup's left rear passenger, BRYCE WILLIAM SARANPAA, age 43, from Warrenton, was pronounced deceased at the scene. He was not using safety restraints.

The Ford's driver, DANIEL BECERRA CAMPOS, age 33, from Seaside, received non-life threatening injuries and was transported by ambulance to Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria. Right front passenger SAMUEL BECERRA VELASQUEZ, age 28, from Seaside, was not injured. Both were using safety restraints.

OSP troopers from the Astoria Area Command office are continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash. OSP was assisted at the scene by Astoria Police Department, Clatsop County Sheriff's Office, Astoria Fire Department, and ODOT.

One lane was opened to traffic at approximately 10:10 a.m. The other lane was opened before noon.

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Press Conference for RHS Gym Complex
Reynolds Sch. Dist. - 07/25/14
Reynolds Superintendent Dr. Linda Florence and Principal Architect Deb France of Oh Planning and Design will be available for interviews on Monday, July 28, 2014 at 3pm in Room 203 at Reynolds Middle School, which is located at 1200 NE 201st in Fairview, OR 97024.

Site tours or walk throughs at RHS will not be available until Wednesday, August 27, 2014 when the project is
completed.
Workgroup of Future of Public Health Task Force meets July 29
Oregon Health Authority - 07/25/14
July 25, 2014

What: A workgroup of the Task Force on the Future of Public Health will meet to discuss and develop options for governance structure and criteria in implementing the current draft straw model of governmental public health services being considered by the full task force. Options developed during the workgroup meeting will be brought to the August 20 task force meeting for consideration.

When: Tuesday, July 29, 1:30- 3 p.m.

Where: Portland State Office Building, Room 1E, 800 NE Oregon St.

Who: This workgroup is made up of four members of the Future of Public Health Task Force. The task force was created by Oregon HB 2348 to study the regionalization and consolidation of public health services, and the future of public health services in Oregon, to make recommendations for legislation.

The task force is made up of 15 members appointed by the Legislature, the Governor, and the directors of the Oregon Health Authority and the Department of Human Services.

Details: Space is limited. For more information about the meeting, contact Michael Tynan at 971-673-1282.

The meeting site is accessible to persons 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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Cherriots Seeking Public Input for Major Service & Route Changes
Cherriots - Salem Keizer Transit - 07/25/14
Moving Forward: Connecting Riders to Jobs, Shopping and the Places People Go

Salem-Keizer Transit is Moving Forward on a robust system redesign based on the results of a comprehensive service analysis performed by the internationally-renowned transit planning consultant Jarrett Walker. The proposed plan was built with guidance from a community stakeholder group, and now we're actively seeking community input before completing a final recommendation.

Moving Forward is based on the concept of a "ridership/coverage trade-off." Increased frequency on busy routes equals higher ridership, as more people are able to use transit without lengthy waits. "The 15 minute frequency is really when people stop feeling like they have to build their lives around the bus schedule and start feeling like service is there whenever they need it," said Walker in his presentation to the Salem-Keizer Transit Board of Directors.

The Moving Forward project has several phases. Phase one would result in:
* Increased frequency on busy routes that serve jobs, shopping and places people go, such as medical centers, grocery stores and colleges. Buses will be scheduled every 15 minutes on these busy routes.
* Buses running on a consistent schedule throughout the day.
* More direct routes and fewer transfers, resulting in reduced travel time.

Phase one is based on current funding and could be implemented as soon as next summer. It does not include weekend service. Future phases would require additional funding and would provide extended evening service and weekend/holiday service. If additional funding were to become available, then extended evening or weekend service could be implemented quickly, since the groundwork will have already been done.

"We are excited about the proposed plan, as it focuses on increasing ridership," said Board President Jerry Thompson. "But it is critical we hear from the community as the trade-off for higher ridership means reallocating non-productive service to where it's needed."

You can find maps, a list of outreach events, and a link to provide feedback at www.cherriots.org/movingforward.
OSP Fish & Wildlife Division Asks for Public's Help in Investigations of Deer Poaching & Waste in Douglas County
Oregon State Police - 07/25/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public's help in identifying the person(s) responsible for killing 3 deer and leaving them to waste in Douglas County, July 18 - 24, 2014.

According to Sergeant Lynn Withers, two deer, including a 4-point buck and a spike deer, were shot and left to waste in the 700 and 1500 block of East Willis Creek Road. An adult doe was also shot sometime between July 18 and 20, and left at the scene near Bland Mountain Lookout east of Days Creek.

A reward is offered through the Turn-in-Poacher (TIP) program for information leading to an arrest and conviction in any of these cases. Anyone with information is asked to contact Senior Trooper Wayne Merritt at (541) 817-4474 or Senior Trooper Jason Stone at (541) 817-4472.

No photographs provided for this release.

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Oregon Department of Forestry Daily Fire Update - Friday, July 25, 2014
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/25/14
This is the Oregon Department of Forestry Fire Update for Friday, July 25, 2014
FIRES
Large fires currently burning within ODF's protection jurisdiction include:

Rye Valley Fire: This fire was reported approximately 15 miles northwest of Huntington on July 23, caused by lightning, burning on BLM lands in the Vale district. It posed a threat to ODF Northeast Oregon District's protected lands, so ODF Incident Management Team 3 was dispatched yesterday and assumed command of the fire at 7 p.m. PDT. Reports this morning indicate excellent progress on fire operations overnight, with containment lines now completely surrounding the 1392-acre fire. More information on this fire is available on the fire's Incwieb site at: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4002/.

Waterman Complex - Consists of multiple fires totaling 12,520 acres burning near the community of Mitchell in the John Day Unit of the Central Oregon District. Reported July 14, the lightning-caused complex is currently 90 percent contained and in full mop-up. Oregon Interagency Incident Management Team 3 is leading the firefighting effort. Inciweb site: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3961/.

Pine Creek Fire - Includes 1,954 acres of ODF-protected lands. It is currently 88 percent contained. Fire activity has been reduced to hot spots and interior smoldering. Today firefighters will work on any hot spots that could threaten fire lines, and will continue mop-up. Resources include: 16 hand crews, 33 fire engines, eight water tenders and a total of 612 personnel. The Western Montana Incident Management Team [Fry] will transition management of this fire to a local team on July 26. Unless something unanticipated occurs, this will be the last report on this fire and the remainder of the fires within the Pine Creek Complex. Inciweb site: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3969/.

Sunflower Fire - The fire is 7,170 acres and 80 percent contained. It is burning on Umatilla National Forest, and on Bureau of Land Management-Prineville lands protected by ODF. The fire has also burned 250 acres of private land. On Saturday, the large fire Incident Management Team (IC Wilde) will transition to a local management team. This will be the last report on this fire unless something unanticipated occurs. Inciweb site: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3964/.

Fires on other jurisdictions in Oregon
(More information on the following fires can be found at: http://nwccweb.us/index.aspx and http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/. As new fires start, and older ones are contained and turned over to local control, they will be added to and dropped from the following list.)

Camp Creek Fire [11 miles SE of Juntura, lightning start detected on 7/23/14] - 5,300 acres, 40 percent contained
Kitten Complex [Kitten Canyon, Brogan Hill, North Juniper, and Stemler Fires; all lightning starts detected on July 25th. Northern Rockies National Incident Management Team (Greg Poncin) assumed command on July 25th] - 20,664 total acres, 0 percent contained
Pine Creek Complex - Total acres: 102,209 [will transition from the Type !! Western Montana IMT (IC Fry) to a local fire management team on July 26th. Last Update.]
--Pine Creek Fire - 30,245 acres, 95 percent contained
--Black Rock Fire -35,039 acres, 95 percent contained
--Donnybrook Fire - 22,763 acres, 97 percent contained
--Jack Knife Fire - 13,263 acres, 100 percent contained
Bridge 99 Complex - 5,960 acres, 67 percent contained
Ochoco Complex - 10,195 acres, 59 percent contained
--Lava Fire - 191 acres, 95 percent contained
--Antelope Fire - 21 acres, 100 percent contained
-Broadway Fire - 5 acres, 100 percent contained
--Fox/Oscar Canyon Fire - 9,978 acres, 29 percent contained
Bingham Complex - 452 acres, 50 percent contained [will transition from the Washington Interagency IMT 4 (IC Larry Nickey) to a local team out of Detroit Ranger Station on Sunday, July, 27th . Last update]
--Bingham Ridge Fire - 275 acres
--Lizard Fire - 175 acres
Pittsburg Fire - 8,288 acres, 100 percent contained [transitioned from Washington Interagency IMT 1 to a local team out of the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest. Last update.]
Hurricane Creek Fire - 645 acres, 20 percent contained
Buzzard Complex - 395,747 acres, 95 percent contained
Center Fire - 2,515 acres, 50 percent contained.
Logging Unit Fires - 10,488 acres, 60 percent contained.
--Skyline Fire - 116 acres
--Haily Butte Fire - 108 acres
--Logging Unit Fire - 313 acres
--Camas Prairie Fire - 6,379 acres
--Bear Butte 2 - North - 3,884 acres
Shaniko Butte Fire - 42,044 acres, 85 percent contained.
Gumboot Fire - 4,420 acres, 90 percent contained [Last update]

FIRE STATISTICS
Due to heavy firefighting activity our fire statistics have not been updated. They will return when the database has been made current.

Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

OTHER FIRE INFORMATION
ODF maintains a blog at http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/, which includes breaking news on wildfires statewide, along with current fire statistics, and a frequently updated Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/ORDeptForestry.

For information on wildfires in other jurisdictions within Oregon, go to the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center website, http://www.nwccweb.us/ and to the national Incident Information System website at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/.

Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

NEWS MEDIA
News media may call the Fire Information Duty Officer, (see below), 24/7 for fire information or page the duty officer at 503-370-0403. The duty officer will call back/return pages promptly. Media may also call the Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters office, 503-945-7200, weekdays during business hours.

Rod Nichols | Public Information Officer
Fire Program | General Media Contact
Oregon Department of Forestry
2600 State St., Salem, OR 97310

Desk 503.945.7425
Cell 503.508.0574
rnichols@odf.state.or.us
Fatal Pedestrian-Involved Traffic Crash - Highway 26 north of Madras in Jefferson County
Oregon State Police - 07/25/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Thursday night's fatal pedestrian-involved traffic crash that occurred on Highway 26 about two miles north of Madras.

On July 24, 2014 at approximately 9:12 p.m., a 2004 Saturn passenger car driven by ROBERT C. TOWLER, age 78, from Madras, was westbound on Highway 26 near milepost 114 when it encountered a man walking in the darkness in the traffic lane. TOWLER attempted to avoid the man but his car struck him.

The pedestrian, identified as MICHAEL D. THOMPSON, age 52, from Madras, was transported by ambulance to St. Charles Medical Center in Madras where he died after arrival.

TOWLER was not injured.

OSP troopers from the Bend and Madras offices are continuing the investigation. Trooper Derreck Ellena is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Jefferson County Fire District #1, and ODOT.

No photographs for release.

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Polk County District Attorney to Hold Public Safety Forum
Polk County Dist. Att. Office - 07/25/14
DALLAS , OR - Polk County District Attorney Aaron Felton will hold an open meeting on public safety issues at 7:30 a.m., on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at the Courtyard Coffee House, 156 SE Mill Street in Dallas.

District Attorney Felton will be available to answer questions and listen to ideas regarding current public safety issues in Polk County including practices, procedures, and funding.
Minor Injury Traffic Crash Involving Colton Fire Chief - Highway 211 west of Molalla (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/25/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Thursday night's two vehicle traffic crash along Highway 211 west of Molalla that resulted in minor injuries to the Fire Chief of Colton Fire District.

On July 24, 2014 at approximately 10:15 p.m., Colton Fire Chief Richard Beaudoin, age 49, was traveling southbound on Highway 211 near milepost 6 in the department's marked 1990 GMC Yukon when he reportedly took evasive action to avoid an unidentified passenger car coming into his traffic lane in the opposite direction. Chief Beaudoin drove onto the shoulder, lost control and crashed into the embankment on the east side of the highway facing northbound in the southbound lane.

Chief Beaudoin wasn't able to move his vehicle due to damage and got outside about the same time a southbound 1998 Honda Accord with two occupants crested a hill and crashed into the front of the GMC Yukon.

Chief Beaudoin was taken by ambulance to a local hospital where he was treated and released for minor injuries. He was using safety restraints and his vehicle's airbags deployed.

The car's 54-year old male driver, DANIEL SCHROCK, age 54, from Harrisburg, and an adult male passenger were not injured.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and Monitor Rural Fire Protection District.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Health advisory lifted for water contact at Sunset Bay State Park Beach, Hubbard Creek Beach and Mill Beach
Oregon Health Authority - 07/25/14
Beach Advisory Lifted

Media contacts: Susan Wickstrom, Oregon Public Health Division, 971-673-0892, phd.communications@state.or.us; Robert Smith, Oregon Parks and Recreation, 503-390-0639, ext. 227
Technical questions: Tara Chetock, Oregon Public Health Division; 971-673-1496, tara.a.chetock@state.or.us; Aaron Borisenko, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, 503-693-5723; aaron.n.borisenko@state.or.us
Health advisory lifted for water contact at Sunset Bay State Park Beach, Hubbard Creek Beach and Mill Beach

Testing shows fecal bacteria levels have subsided

A public health advisory for contact with marine water at Sunset Bay State Park Beach, located in Coos County, and Hubbard Creek Beach and Mill Beach, both located in Curry County was lifted today by the Oregon Health Authority. The advisory was issued July 24 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 and runoff from water frequented by birds, because this can be an indication of increased bacteria from fecal matter.

State officials continue to encourage other recreational activities (flying kites, picnicking, playing on the beach, walking, etc.) 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 Oregon Public Health, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.

For more information, contact the Oregon Beach Monitoring Program at 971-673-0400 or www.healthoregon.org/beach; also contact the Oregon Public Health toll-free information line at 1-877-290-6767.
Red Cross Responds to Wahkiakum County Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/25/14
Disaster action team volunteers with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a disaster in the 20 block of School House Rd in Cathlamet, Wash. This single-family fire affected two adults, one child and one infant. The Red Cross provided food, infant supplies, comfort kits, and information about disaster mental health and disaster health services.
Oregon Stroke Care Committee meets August 14
Oregon Health Authority - 07/25/14
July 25, 2014

What: The second public meeting of the Oregon Stroke Care Committee. Agenda items include reviewing Oregon stroke data sources.

When: Thursday, August 14, 7-8:30 a.m.

Where: Portland State Office Building, Suite 1E, 800 NE Oregon Street, Portland

Who: The Oregon Stroke Care Committee was created by Oregon SB 375 (2013) to achieve continuous improvement in the quality of stroke care in Oregon. The committee is made up of 10 members appointed by the director of the Oregon Health Authority.

Details: Space is limited. To participate by phone, call 1-877-336-1831, participant code 559758.

For more information about the meeting, contact Kirsten Aird, the Public Health Division's Chronic Disease Programs manager, at 971-673-1053.

The meeting site is accessible to persons 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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14th Street SE Bridge at Shelton Ditch to be Closed for Bridge Repairs
City of Salem - 07/25/14
Beginning Thursday, July 31, 2014, 14th Street SE will be closed to all traffic between Oak Street SE and Tripp Street SE. This closure is scheduled to continue until August 29, 2014, to allow for repairs to the 14th Street Bridge over Shelton Ditch.

The 14th Street Bridge at Shelton Ditch is an existing 3-span cantilever concrete bridge constructed in 1964. During the winter of 2012, this bridge experienced significant scour damages due to creek flooding. The project is being performed to provide permanent scour protection improvements on both sides of the bridge.

Funding for this project has been made possible from Federal Highway Emergency Relief Funds and 2008 Keep Salem Moving! Streets and Bridges Bond Savings.
Reynolds School District Announces Plans for RHS Gym Complex Renovation (Photo)
Reynolds Sch. Dist. - 07/25/14
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Reynolds School District is moving forward with plans to fully renovate the finishes in the Reynolds High School Gym complex including locker rooms, public restrooms and lobby areas. The expanded project has been made possible with generous support from Oh Planning & Design Architecture and local firms who have donated funds, materials, and labor. The expanded renovations were approved after the shooting which occurred within the gymnasium complex on June 10, 2014.

Portland architecture firm Oh Planning & Design Architecture was in the process of designing improvements to the locker rooms at Reynolds High School when the shooting occurred. School district officials approached Oh Planning and Design to discuss what more could be done to repair the athletics wing before students returned to school. Superintendent Linda Florence said, "The district found Deb France, Oh's Founding Principal and lead architect, a willing partner in working to create a space that would support students when they return in the fall. The gym complex serves the entire community and we wanted the gym complex to be a place that welcomes and honors the important work that takes place there. It will provides opportunities for the community to heal and recover from the events of June 10."

Deb France connected with her network of building material suppliers, vendors and contractors, as well as local business leaders, immediately securing monetary and in-kind donations. "There was an opportunity for us to make changes that would transform the place where students come to train and condition their bodies. We wanted students to return to a place of hope and vision so they can move beyond any fears they may have," says Deb. "Since we were already in the midst of the locker room improvement project, we started contacting local materials suppliers and business community to get support for making significant cosmetic improvements in the entry, lobby, hallways and restrooms. The response so far has been overwhelming and immediate." Donations have been received from Hunter Douglas, Armstrong Flooring, Interface, Miller Paint, Beynon Sports, Viridian Wood, InPro Corp., 9Wood, EB Bradley, Daltile, and Lumicor so far.

The renovation now includes new finishes and furnishings for the public restroom and locker room. A rear hallway that sheltered students will be renovated and the lobby transformed. New security doors, trophy cases, floors and ceilings in the entry lobby will celebrate athletic achievements of students past and present.

Materials donations can be coordinated with Oh Planning & Design and cash funds are being accepted through the Reynolds Education Foundation to install a multi media wall and to complete exterior improvements to the gym complex. Checks can be sent to the Reynolds Education Foundation at 1204 NE 201st Avenue in Fairview, OR 97024 or via paypal via https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=R2TX8X86G97LL or by sending money to awatson@rsd7.net.

Follow us via #givereynoldshope on Twitter or Facebook or on the web at: https://www.reynolds.k12.or.us/district/reynolds-school-district-announces-plans-rhs-gym-complex-renovation

All art and drawings by Oh Planning and Design.


Attached Media Files: Gym Lobby Alt. View , Gym Lobby , Main Entry , Artists rendering Main Entry
Events & Contributions Support Battle Ground Veterans Memorial Project (Photo)
City of Battle Ground - 07/25/14
Battle Ground Veterans Memorial
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Generous contributions from individuals, local organizations and businesses are helping to make the Battle Ground Veterans Memorial a reality with a planned groundbreaking in Battle Ground's Kiwanis Park in March of 2015. The names of twenty-seven local veterans, who died in service to country, will be engraved on the wall of the memorial.

Additional resources are needed to complete the project; we continue to raise funds and are seeking contributions of materials and in-kind services. Funding of the project is solely dependent on public donations and contributions and we ask for your support.

Two upcoming fun and social events provide an opportunity for individuals to contribute:

Girls' Night Out Bunco Party - Thursday, August 7th
This is the 3rd annual Bunco party - an evening of fun, dinner, refreshments and prizes, with all the proceeds to benefit the Veterans Memorial Project. The event is from 5:30 - 9 pm at the Battle Ground Community Center and includes a light dinner, dessert, soft beverages, prizes, and a no-host wine bar (all guests must be at least 21 years of age). Admission is $20 presale, through July 31 or $25 at the door.

Fairgrounds Park Flea Market - Saturday, August 23rd
Located in Fairgrounds Park in Old Town Battle Ground, this flea market is unique buying and selling event bringing one-of-a-kind garage sale and retail items together. Free admission for shoppers; sellers pay a $20 registration fee per vehicle with all proceeds benefitting the Veterans Memorial project.

We are thankful for the generosity of businesses that are contributing in-kind services essential to the success of the project. AKS Engineering provided the design and development drawings based on the original conceptual plan; Prairie Electric provided the electrical engineering plan; Columbia West Engineering conducted the geo-technical survey for the design and development plan; and Tapani Underground, Inc. is providing construction oversight services.

More materials and services are needed; we are actively seeking businesses that can assist by contributing their resources and expertise. Join us in honoring local veterans who fought for our freedom.

Visit www.cityofbg.org/veteransmemorial for more information about the project, including the names of veterans; the memorial design; event information; and how you can contribute. You may also contact Parks & Recreation Director Debbi Hanson directly at 360-342-5385 or at debbi.hanson@cityofbg.org.


Attached Media Files: Battle Ground Veterans Memorial
2014 Hospital Community Report highlights financial and utilization trends within Oregon's community hospitals
Oregon Assn. of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS) - 07/25/14
July 25, 2014 --- Apprise Health Insights, a data subsidiary of the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems, has released its 2014 Oregon Hospital Community Report, detailing utilization and financial trends for the state's acute care hospitals.

Now in its fifth year, the report provides a transparent look at the operations of one of our state's most valuable assets, our community hospitals.

"This report from Apprise illustrates the unique challenges our hospitals face as health care transformation and the Affordable Care Act begin to take shape," said Andy Van Pelt, chief operating officer of OAHHS. "As we continue to understand the impacts of health care transformation, our state's hospitals are seeing increasing financial pressures and a dramatically shifting patient mix. Simultaneously, they are radically changing the way they do business. It is still too early to see what the long-term impacts of transformation will be on providers."

The data show that in 2013, Medicare paid only 78 cents for each dollar hospitals spent caring for Medicare patients; and Medicaid paid, on average, only 67 cents for each dollar hospitals spent caring for Medicaid patients. More than 60% of services provided in our state's hospitals are for Medicare and Medicaid patients. The overall operating margin for the Oregon's hospitals was 3.6% in 2013. This is the lowest the state's average operating margin has been since 2008.

Despite these financial challenges, hospitals provided inpatient care to approximately 336,000 patients. Additionally, the report shows:

* More than 9.9 million patients received outpatient care at acute care hospitals.
* Nearly 44,000 babies were delivered at Oregon's hospitals.
* More than 1.2 million patients received care in hospital emergency departments.
* The top five reasons for hospital inpatient stays included births, knee joint replacements, septicemia (blood infection), mental health issues, and digestive disorders.

The report details Oregon's 58 community hospitals, located in 36 counties. They represent a mix of general (also called acute care), pediatric, long-term acute care, and behavioral health. In 2013, Oregon had more than 6,500 staffed hospitals beds. The state has 44 designated trauma centers with two being designated as Level I.

More than half of all Oregon hospitals (52 percent) are in rural areas, with the remaining facilities located in urban parts of the state. Oregon has 25 critical access hospitals, which have a federal designation allowing them to receive 101 percent of Medicare cost reimbursement.

To read the entire report, visit www.apprisehealthinsights.com/2014-report.
OSP Announces New Area Command for the Oregon State University Campus Office (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/25/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) Superintendent Richard Evans Jr. announced the appointment of a new area commander at the OSP Oregon State University (OSU) campus office. Effective August 1, 2014, Lieutenant Teresa Bloom takes over command of OSP operations following the transfer of Lieutenant Steve Mitchell to the OSP Coos Bay Area Command office.

Lieutenant Bloom, age 42, joined OSP in 2004, initially being assigned at the Coos Bay Area Command office. In 2006, Bloom transferred to the Roseburg Area Command office where she worked in both Patrol and Criminal division assignments. In 2010, she was promoted to sergeant in the Criminal Investigations Division at the Roseburg office until transferring two years later to an inspector position in the Office of Professional Standards at OSP General Headquarters in Salem.

OSP provides uniformed officers who are responsible for law enforcement, criminal investigations, traffic enforcement, bicycle enforcement, accident response, crowd control, and crime prevention on the OSU campus. OSP and the OSU Department of Public Safety work in partnership to provide a safe campus for students, faculty, staff, and visitors of Oregon State University; to facilitate the educational, research and community service goals; and to provide these services with the highest standards of professionalism.

The mission of the Oregon State Police is to develop, promote, and maintain protection of people, property, and natural resources of the State, and to enhance the safety and livability by serving and protecting its citizens and visitors through leadership, action, and coordination of Oregon's public safety resources.

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Rye Valley Fire Morning Update, Friday, July 25, 2014 @ 8 a.m.
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/25/14
Oregon Department of Forestry
Incident Management Team 3
Dan Thorpe, Incident Commander


Rye Valley Fire
Morning Update
July 25, 2014, 8:00 a.m.


Favorable weather conditions allowed fire crews to make substantial progress on the Rye Valley Fire near Huntington in eastern Oregon.

Crews and bulldozers have constructed containment lines completely around the 1,392 acre fire. A Type II helicopter (medium size), a large air tanker and three Single Engine Air Tankers (SEATs) provided air support to the crews on the ground. Today's actions call for strengthening those lines and beginning mop up operations from the perimeter towards the interior. The fire is currently 20 percent contained.

The fire is burning in grass, brush and juniper on public and private lands within the Bureau of Land Management's Vale District and Oregon Department of Forestry's Northeast Oregon District. Oregon Department of Forestry's Incident Management Team #3 is directing the suppression effort.

Cooperating agencies include BLM, Baker County Emergency Management, Burnt River Rangeland Protection Association and the City of Huntington.


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Fire-at-Glance

Size: 1,392 acres

Location: 15 miles NW of Huntington

Containment: 20%

Cause: Lightning

Fuels: Grass, brush, timber

Personnel: 159
Air Tankers: 3 SEATs
Helicopters: 1
Engines: 8
Water Tenders: 2
Dozers: 3

Estimated Cost:

Evacuations: None

Structures: 0

Closures/Restrictions:

Announcements: None

For More Information:
Public comments period opens on proposed rule to restrict smoking on Oregon beaches
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 07/25/14
News Release // Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. // FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE // July 25, 2014

Media Contacts:
Richard Walkoski, Director's Office, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Desk: 503-986-0748, Cell: 503-510-9956
Chris Havel, Director's Office, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Desk: 503-986-0722, Cell: 503-931-2590

Salem OR - Proposed rules that would restrict smoking of tobacco products on the ocean shore recreation area will be open for public comment through August 29, 2014. Comments will be taken by email, and through a series of four public hearings in August.

Rules that restrict smoking on Oregon state park properties were approved in February by the Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission. Education about the new rule is taking place through 2014, and enforcement will begin in 2015. Previous public comments related to the state park rule asked the department to undertake a similar effort on the ocean shore, which is adjacent to many state parks. Citing environmental issues as a primary concern--plastic cigarette butts can persist for years, even in the harsh beach environment--the commission approved a staff request to consider a smoking rule for the ocean shore.

After listening to public comment between now and August 29, the department plans to present information to the Commission on September 17 at its meeting near Silverton, and return November 19 with a final recommendation at the Astoria meeting.

Public comment will play a key role in the decision to create a rule. Comments can be sent to the department through regular mail (OPRD Beach Smoking, 725 Summer St NE, Suite C, Salem OR 97301), by e-mail (oprd.publiccomment@oregon.gov), or in person at one of four public hearings scheduled in August. All hearings begin at 7 p.m. at the locations listed below.

* 8/20/2014 - Seaside Public Library, 1131 Broadway, Seaside OR
* 8/21/2014 - Central Lincoln PUD, 2129 N Coast Highway, Newport OR
* 8/26/2014 - Coos Bay Public Library, 525 Anderson Ave, Coos Bay OR
* 8/28/2014 - North Mall Office Building, 725 Summer Street NE, Salem OR

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07/24/14
Rye Valley Fire Evening Update, July 24, 2014 @ 9 p.m.
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/24/14
Oregon Department of Forestry
Incident Management Team 3
Dan Thorpe, Incident Commander


Rye Valley Fire
Evening Update
July 24, 2014, 9:00 p.m.


The Rye Valley Fire, located 15 miles northwest of Huntington, is one of about a dozen fires that resulted from lightning activity that passed through central and eastern Oregon Tuesday and Wednesday.

Driven by strong winds and light fuels, the fire has burned 1,392 acres. No residences or other buildings have been lost thanks in large part to structure protection provided by the Baker County Structural Task Force.

Three Single Engine Air Tankers (SEATS) and a Type II (medium size) helicopter supported fire crews and equipment on the ground to establish containment lines around the fire. The fire is currently 20 percent contained.

The Blue Mountain Interagency Type III Incident Management Team (IMT) made considerable progress Thursday and handed the assignment over to Oregon Department of Forestry's Type II IMT #3 (Incident Commander Dan Thorpe) Thursday evening.

Favorable weather is expected over the next two days that will help firefighters in the suppression effort.

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Fire-at-a-Glance

Size: 1,392 acres

Location: 15 miles NW of Huntington

Containment: 20%

Cause: Lightning

Personnel:
Air Tankers: 3 SEATS
Helicopters: 1
Engines: 9
Water Tenders:
Dozers: 5

Estimated Cost:

Evacuations: None

Structures: 0

Closures/Restrictions:

Announcements: None
Demonstrations Anticipated This Evening in Downtown Portland and the Lloyd District
Portland Police Bureau - 07/24/14
Today, Thursday July 24, 2014, the Portland Police Bureau is preparing for a demonstration and march to protest the situation in Gaza.

At this point, representatives from the Police Bureau are attempting to work with organizers to determine the route of the march so as to minimize the impact to Downtown and Lloyd District traffic.

Information at this point is that there will be a demonstration at Pioneer Square in Downtown Portland beginning at approximately 6:00 p.m. There will also be a road rally involving motor vehicles and bicycles beginning in the Lloyd District. These two events are anticipated to merge in Downtown Portland at some point and are anticipated to last from approximately 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Neither the march or the road rally are permitted events but police anticipate both events being peaceful.

As with all demonstrations and marches, the Police Bureau’s goal is to ensure a safe, secure and orderly event for community members and to minimize disruptions to traffic.

It should be clear that "free speech events" do not require a permit; but, marches or demonstrations occurring in public streets that restrict movement of other community members do require a permit issued by the City of Portland.

The hope of the Portland Police Bureau is for the event to be a peaceful expression of free speech without infringing on the rights of others and officers will exercise discretion throughout the event.

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State Housing Council Meeting
Oregon Housing and Community Services - 07/24/14
OREGON STATE HOUSING COUNCIL
Meeting Agenda

Date: August 1st, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Location: North Mall Office Building
725 Summer Street NE, Salem OR 97301 | Conference Room 124a/b
Call-In: 1-877-273-4202; Room Number: 4978330

1. Call to Order and Roll Call
2. Public Comment

3. Draft Meeting Minutes for Approval
July 11, 2014

4. Portfolio Refinance for Approval
Revera Portfolio

5. 4% LIHTC Award for Approval
Erickson Fritz Apartments
Erickson 5-23 NW Second Ave. | Portland 97209
Fritz 4-10 NW Third Ave. | Portland 97209

6. Subsequent NOFA Awards
a. HOME Grant Award for Approval
East Lake Village II TBD: Bellevue Drive | Bend
Aspen Villas 815 NW Canal Blvd |Redmond

b. Other Awards for Presentation and Informational Purposes
Village East Apartments 6330 Main St. | Springfield
NAYA Generations 5205 SE 86th Avenue | Portland


7. Report of the Director

8. Report of the Chair

Adjourn State Housing Council Meeting


Attached Media Files: 2014-07/1810/76290/OSHC_8-1-14_Meeting_Agenda.pdf
Alert Benton County Deputy Finds Injured Missing Elderly Waldport Man's Crashed Car Down Embankment Off Highway 34 near Alsea (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/24/14
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An alert Benton County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) deputy found a vehicle Thursday morning down an embankment off Highway 34 belonging to an elderly Waldport man reported missing the day before to Lincoln County Sheriff's Office. The man was rescued from his vehicle northeast of Alsea and taken to a Corvallis hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Oregon State Police (OSP) is investigating the crash and the man's family was notified that he was found safe.

On July 24, 2014 at approximately 10:44 a.m., Benton County Deputy Chris Dale was patrolling along Highway 34 near milepost 51 checking for signs of a vehicle belonging to a missing elderly Waldport man. On July 23, BCSO, OSP and area law enforcement agencies received a report that the vehicle belonged to a reported missing/endangered man named JON W. CULTON, age 80, from Waldport.

Deputy Dale was checking a curvy section of the highway near Botkin Road. He stopped and got out to look off the eastbound shoulder where he spotted a vehicle not visible to highway travelers approximately 90 feet down an embankment with a person inside. Upon calling out to the person inside, the occupant responded he was OK but thirsty. The deputy confirmed the car matched the description of CULTON's missing 1998 Toyota Camry four-door that had rolled down the embankment and landed on its roof in a shallow creek.

OSP and firefighters from Corvallis and Philomath fire departments joined BCSO at the scene. Firefighters went down the embankment, removed CULTON from the vehicle, and brought him back up in a basket to the road. CULTON was transported by ground ambulance to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center for treatment of a non-life threatening chest injury.

CULTON told investigating OSP Senior Trooper Nathan House that he crashed yesterday while enroute from Yachats to Corvallis for a doctor's appointment. He said he attempted to use his cell phone but couldn't get a signal. Trapped in his car, he used the floor mats to keep him warm during the night until he was found this morning and rescued.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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City of Vancouver's annual pavement resurfacing effort gets underway soon
City of Vancouver - 07/24/14
This summer through fall, Vancouver residents will see paving and other preventive surface treatments on several major streets around the community and some neighborhood streets, mainly east of Interstate 205. Major streets on this year's schedule include McGillivray Boulevard, Mill Plain Boulevard, 18th Street and 28th/Burton Street.

The City of Vancouver's 2014 Pavement Management Program will put an estimated $6.5 million to work keeping good streets in good condition. Funding comes primarily through previously collected local taxes, including property, sales and real estate excise taxes.

Below is a quick look at what's happening and where. In all construction zones, drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians are asked to be prepared for delays, watch for traffic or lane changes, proceed slowly and be alert to construction workers and others. Where possible, please use a different route to avoid a construction zone. Please remember that paving and surface treatments are highly weather dependent. Actual schedules and areas to be paved may vary and be adjusted based on weather and construction conditions.

2014 PAVEMENT OVERLAY
Many of these streets serve commuter traffic or impact large neighborhoods. Signs will be posted to alert drivers to paving and possible delays.
- Washington Street - West Fifth Street to West Mill Plain Boulevard
- Broadway Street - East McLoughlin Boulevard to East Fourth Plain Boulevard
- East Mill Plain Boulevard - Grand Boulevard to Manzanita Way
- East Evergreen Boulevard - Grand Boulevard to South Blandford Drive
- South Andresen Road - East Evergreen Boulevard to Corregidor Road
- Northeast Hearthwood Boulevard - Southeast 1st Street to Northeast 144th Avenue
- Northeast 18th Street - Northeast 141st Avenue to Northeast 162nd Avenue

2014 PREVENTIVE SURFACE TREATMENTS - MICROSURFACING, SLURRY SEAL, CHIP SEAL AND CAPE SEAL
The city's preventive surface treatment alternate yearly between east and west Vancouver. The focus for 2014 is mainly east of Interstate 205 and includes numerous neighborhood streets, such as Northeast Burton Road/28th Street, Southeast McGillivray Boulevard, Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard, Southeast Tech Center Drive, Southeast 15th Street and Southeast 192nd Avenue. As a precursor to the surface treatment work, crews have been installing intersection curb ramps or retrofitting existing curb ramps at various intersection locations to meet compliance requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The following neighborhoods will see preventive treatment work this year: Airport Green, Bennington, Burton Ridge, Cascade Highlands, East Old Evergreen Highway, Fisher's Creek, Fisher's Landing East, Hearthwood, Image, Landover-Sharmel, Mountain View, North Image, Oakbrook and Riveridge. Project maps and a complete list of streets scheduled for treatment are available at www.cityofvancouver.us/pavement by clicking on the Preventive Surface Treatments page link.

ABOUT VANCOUVER'S PAVEMENT MANAGEMENT AND PRESERVATION PROGRAM
Each year, the City of Vancouver evaluates approximately 290 miles of paved city streets and helps determine the most cost-effective treatment to use in extending the life of the street and providing residents with better driving conditions. One major consideration is the ability to coordinate needed pavement resurfacing with other street, water, sewer and underground utility improvements. For example, the City maximized available dollars this past year by scheduling overlay as a final step in water repair work along P Street and public sanitary sewer installation in the Columbia Terrace and Holly Acres Sewer Connection Incentive Program (SCIP) projects.

More information, project maps and street lists are available at www.cityofvancouver.us/pavement. Below is a brief description of what can be expected from the different methods used to extend the life of our community's streets.

OVERLAY: Short of a full reconstruction, pavement overlay adds structure to existing streets, providing more load carrying capacity and a smoother ride. Used most often on heavily traveled corridors, the overlay process typically involves milling or grinding the existing surface and repairing minor deficiencies, then applying a 2-inch or deeper layer of rock and asphalt cement mixed together. For best success, the underlying foundation of the roadway should be in good, sound condition.

PREVENTATIVE SURFACE TREATMENTS: There are a variety of surface treatments used to extend the life of streets at a much lower cost than a standard asphalt overlay. The type of treatment depends upon several factors, such as current surface condition, carrying capacity and travel use. Typically, residences and businesses fronting impacted streets will receive door hanger notices in advance of microsurfacing and other preventive treatments, when not part of a larger project. Types of surface treatments planned this year are:

- Microsurfacing: Thick, durable sealant, about a ?1/4-inch thick layer, which protects the surface from sun and rain
- Slurry seal: Mixture of fine rock, asphalt and water placed on the pavement about ?1/4-inch thick to protect the surface from sun and rain
- Chip seal: Sprayed layer of asphalt binder followed by a layer of new rock. The top layer of new rock will then be covered by a fog seal, a sprayed layer of emulsified asphalt that helps keep the rock in place.
- Cape seal: Combination of chip seal and slurry seal, used successfully in Vancouver for the past two years

Ongoing Operations and Maintenance: In addition to the annual Pavement Management Program, Vancouver's Department of Public Works provides regular, ongoing street maintenance such as filling potholes, patching, sealing cracks, and maintaining striping, as weather, resources and pavement conditions allow. To report a pothole or make a request for street, traffic signal or other maintenance, please visit www.cityofvancouver.us/servicerequest or call 360-487-8177, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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OSP Portland Trooper Receives Department's Lifesaving Award For Stopping I-5 Boone Bridge Jumper (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/24/14
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An Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper assigned at the Portland Area Command office received the Department's "Harold R. Berg Lifesaving Award" for his lifesaving response during an unfolding incident on an Interstate 5 bridge last February.

On July 24, 2014, Captain Andy Heider presented the "Harold R. Berg Lifesaving Award" to Trooper Jamison Goetz at the Portland Area Command office. The lifesaving award is presented to OSP employees who distinguish themselves by performing or reacting to a situation in a positive and professional manner which saves, or reduces the risk of loss of life of another person; and, where a strong possibility existed that if such action wasn't taken, loss of life or serious injury would have resulted.

On the afternoon of February 16, 2014, Trooper Goetz responded to a call of a woman dancing in and out of traffic on the southbound side of Interstate 5 at Boone Bridge near Wilsonville. Upon his arrival, the woman then sat on the guardrail with her feet dangling off the side of the bridge approximately 75 feet above the Willamette River.

Believing his presence may escalate the woman's behavior, Goetz stayed in his patrol car and spoke to the woman through the PA system's outside speaker, asking her to come off the guardrail and back onto the highway. While communicating with the woman, Goetz also coordinated response of additional police resources, stopped southbound traffic on the freeway, and kept others from approaching the woman.

The woman eventually got off the guardrail and back onto the roadway, where she sprinted across the southbound lanes toward the northbound lanes where traffic was still moving. Goetz ran after the woman, jumped the center concrete barrier and tackled her as she was approaching the fog line and guardrail on the east side of the bridge. With the help of two other troopers, they took the woman into custody. She was determined to be in an excited state of mind due to methamphetamine use and later told OSP she was trying to "fly". Goetz received minor scrapes and bruises.

"It is apparent that Trooper Goetz placed himself in harm's way to make sure somebody he didn't know who needed medical and psychological help, was stopped before she could jump to almost certain death from the bridge," said Superintendent Richard Evans.

Trooper Goetz, age 38, joined OSP January 2009 and is currently assigned in the Patrol Services Division at the Portland Area Command office. Prior to working for OSP, Goetz worked 9 years for the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

The "Harold R. Berg Lifesaving Award" is named after Lieutenant Harold R. Berg who died May 10, 1975. While off duty at a family outing near Tillamook, Berg was contacted by a citizen who informed him that a boy scout was missing at Cape Lookout State Park. While attempting to search a cave near the water's edge, he was washed out to sea.

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City of Beaverton and Washington County Receive National Community Development Week Award (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 07/24/14
Congresswoman Bonamici and Mayor Denny Doyle (middle) join tour participants outside The Knoll, a HOME-funded senior housing project in Tigard that also features CDBG-funded public infrastructure improvements along the street outside the building.
Congresswoman Bonamici and Mayor Denny Doyle (middle) join tour participants outside The Knoll, a HOME-funded senior housing project in Tigard that also features CDBG-funded public infrastructure improvements along the street outside the building.
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The City of Beaverton, in partnership with Washington County's Office of Community Development, received the 2014 John A. Sasso National Community Development Week (NCDW) Award for their outstanding community efforts to recognize the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership programs.

Through a variety of events from April 12-26, proclamations, project photo boards and bus tours, the City of Beaverton and Washington County shed more light on the positive changes these programs have effected--creating jobs, revitalizing neighborhoods, providing affordable housing and improving overall livability.

"This award reflects the impact of the CDBG and HOME projects undertaken by the city, county and partnering nonprofit housing and service providers," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "Thanks to their dedicated service, residents in lower income levels are receiving the help they need."

The City of Beaverton has been a CDBG recipient since 1994. The city invests these grant funds to support housing, community and economic development projects that benefit low and moderate income Beaverton residents and increase the livability of the community.

The city is a participant in the Washington County HOME Consortium, which invests HOME Investment Partnerships program funding to help build and rehabilitate affordable housing projects throughout Washington County. Most recently, these funds have been awarded to The Barcelona, an affordable housing development at SW 1st and Lombard in downtown Beaverton.

National Community Development Week begin in 1986 to highlight the accomplishments of the CDBG and HOME programs. For more information, please contact Andrea Nelson at 503-526-2533 or anelson@BeavertonOregon.gov.

In 2014, Beaverton was again recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was one of just four cities of its size recently recognized as a "Smarter City" energy leader by the Natural Resources Defense Council and one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine. In addition, Beaverton was named one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine, an All-America City finalist, as one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com, one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine, the Recycler of the Year from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, a Bronze Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists and as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities, the Beaverton Community Vision program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter. Beaverton also enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov, like the City of Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton, or follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.

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Attached Media Files: Congresswoman Bonamici and Mayor Denny Doyle (middle) join tour participants outside The Knoll, a HOME-funded senior housing project in Tigard that also features CDBG-funded public infrastructure improvements along the street outside the building.
Foresters solve mystery of oak tree damage (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/24/14
Oregon White Oak damage from gall wasps and squirrels
Oregon White Oak damage from gall wasps and squirrels
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Recently, Stewardship Foresters with the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) have been receiving phone calls from landowners, homeowners and other members of the public concerned about the appearance of numerous dead branches and leaves on Oregon White Oak trees.

Investigation by agency foresters resulted in the discovery that the damage is being caused by both insects and mammals.

"From the examples we've seen, it seems to be caused by a combination of gall wasps and damage from western gray squirrels who chew or strip off the bark of the trees in an attempt to feed on the wasp's larvae located underneath," says Rob Flowers, Entomologist with the Oregon Department of Forestry.

"The damage to these trees seems to be common around the Willamette Valley," says ODF Forest Pathologist Alan Kanaskie, "it was particularly severe a few years ago, as well."

The gall wasp, Bassettia ligni (Family Cynipidae) is a wasp specific to the oaks. During the early stage of their life cycle, wasp larvae live inside the galls, typically causing the swelling of the branches and bark-splitting, as well.

In addition to the direct impact of the wasps, the chewing and stripping of the infested branches by squirrels is very common. Gall wasp larvae happen to be a favorite food for squirrels who utilize the insects for protein stores. As squirrels chew the branches containing galls, the removal of bark causes the branch beyond that point to die, and the leaves turn tan to reddish-brown.

Foresters are advising the public that the "branch dieback" currently being observed on Oregon White Oaks around the Willamette Valley is short-lived, and most trees don't suffer from any significant long-term health consequences.

If you have questions or concerns about insect, disease or animal damage to oak trees on your property, please contact a Stewardship Forester at ODF's Molalla or Dallas offices or at the ODF office nearest you.

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Health advisory issued for water contact at Sunset Bay State Park Beach, Hubbard Creek Beach and Mill Beach
Oregon Health Authority - 07/24/14
Media contacts: Susan Wickstrom, Oregon Public Health Division, 971-673-0892, phd.communications@state.or.us; Robert Smith, Oregon Parks and Recreation, 503-390-0639, ext. 227
Technical questions: Tara Chetock, Oregon Public Health Division; 971-673-1496, tara.a.chetock@state.or.us; Aaron Borisenko, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, 503-693-5723; aaron.n.borisenko@state.or.us

Health advisory issued for water contact at Sunset Bay State Park Beach, Hubbard Creek Beach and Mill Beach

Public health advisories were issued today due to higher-than-normal levels of bacteria in ocean waters at Sunset Bay State Park Beach, located in Coos County, and Hubbard Creek Beach and Mill Beach, both located in Curry County.

Water samples indicate higher-than-normal levels of fecal bacteria, which can result in diarrhea, stomach cramps, skin rashes, upper respiratory infections and other illnesses. Direct contact with the surf or water running into the surf in this area should be avoided until the advisory is lifted, especially for children and the elderly, who may be more vulnerable to waterborne bacteria.

Increased pathogen and fecal bacteria levels in ocean waters can come from both shore and inland sources, such as stormwater runoff, sewer overflows, failing septic systems, and animal waste from livestock, pets and wildlife.

While this advisory is in effect at Sunset Bay State Park Beach, Hubbard Creek Beach and Mill Beach, visitors should avoid wading in nearby creeks, pools of water on the beach, or in discolored water, and stay clear of water runoff flowing into the ocean. Even if there is no advisory in effect, officials recommend avoiding swimming in the ocean within 48 hours after a rainstorm.

The status of water contact advisories at beaches is subject to change. For the most recent information on advisories, visit the Oregon Beach Monitoring Program website or call 971-673-0400, or 877-290-6767 toll-free.

Although state officials advise against water contact, they continue to encourage other recreational activities (flying kites, picnicking, playing on the beach, walking, etc.) on these beaches because they pose no health risk even during an advisory. Neighboring beaches are not affected by this advisory.

Since 2003, state officials have used a federal Environmental Protection Agency grant to monitor popular Oregon beaches and make timely reports to the public about elevated levels of fecal bacteria. Oregon state organizations participating in this program are the Oregon Public Health Division, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.

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Safeway awards $2,000 to the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington
Free Clinic of Southwest Washington - 07/24/14
Vancouver, WA - The Northwest Division of Safeway, Inc. has awarded a $2,000 grant to the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington (Free Clinic). The grant will help provide medications and supplies for low-income, uninsured patients enrolled in the Free Clinic diabetes program.

The Free Clinic diabetes program helps recently-diagnosed diabetes patients stabilize their illness through medication management and regular blood sugar testing. Patients in the program receive monthly medication, a free eye exam, and free lab tests and custom orthotics if needed. Program volunteers teach patients self-management skills. Once a patient is stabilized, the Free Clinic works with other safety net clinics to find a primary care setting where the patient will receive ongoing care.

The Free Clinic diabetes program served around 30 to 35 patients per month last fiscal year. The combined average cost of oral medication, insulin, glucometers, and testing strips is almost $40 per month, per patient. It is all provided for free, thanks to local philanthropic partners like Safeway.

About the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington
The Free Clinic of Southwest Washington (Free Clinic) provides and facilitates access to free, compassionate, quality health care for children and adults who are otherwise unable to obtain such services. The Free Clinic relies on grants and donations from the local community. Care and services at the Free Clinic are provided by 600 volunteer medical, dental, and administrative professionals. In 2013, there were 11,190 patient visits to our medical and dental programs and 11,195 prescriptions filled at our dispensary - all at no cost to the patient. For more information about the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington, visit www.freeclinics.org.
West Beaverton Neighborhood Holds Garage Sale to Benefit Reading Program (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 07/24/14
The West Beaverton NAC's hosts a garage sale at 15620 SW Village Lane on July 25 and 26 to benefit the Pages as Pillars reading program at Chehalem Elementary School.
The West Beaverton NAC's hosts a garage sale at 15620 SW Village Lane on July 25 and 26 to benefit the Pages as Pillars reading program at Chehalem Elementary School.
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The West Beaverton Neighborhood Association Committee (NAC) invites the community to its annual garage sale, which benefits the "Pages as Pillars" reading program at Chehalem Elementary School. The two day sale will be held Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 15620 SW Village Lane.

West Beaverton's garage sale is in conjunction with the Four Seasons Annual Neighborhood Sale, providing the visitors with the chance to browse at dozens of other homes holding garage sales.

"This is a nice way for our community's bargain hunters to find some hidden treasures while supporting a vital program to improve the literacy of Beaverton's children," said Mayor Denny Doyle.

The West Beaverton NAC completed the fifth year of its Pages as Pillars reading program during the past school year, which provided 2,322 books to 243 students, primarily at Chehalem Elementary School, but some were also donated to Vose Elementary and William Walker Elementary. The program's primary goal is to ensure that all students have their own books at home to read and to recruit volunteers in the community to read to the students.

To learn more, donate or volunteer for this great program please contact Bill Wood at wtwood3g@gmail.com or 503-646-0928.

The Pages as Pillars program also receives support through a Neighborhood Matching Grant. Established in 1995, the Neighborhood Matching Grants support a variety of neighborhood enhancement projects and events. For more information, please visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/NACGrant or call 503-526-2543.

If you would like to explore the idea of starting a similar program in your neighborhood, residents can find a "how to" guide that the West Beaverton NAC created at www.BeavertonOregon.gov/NACResources. The guide is included under the section called "Resources for Events."

In 2014, Beaverton was again recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was one of just four cities of its size recently recognized as a "Smarter City" energy leader by the Natural Resources Defense Council and one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine. In addition, Beaverton was named one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine, an All-America City finalist, as one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com, one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine, the Recycler of the Year from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, a Bronze Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists and as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities, the Beaverton Community Vision program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter. Beaverton also enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov, like the City of Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton, or follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.

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Attached Media Files: The West Beaverton NAC's hosts a garage sale at 15620 SW Village Lane on July 25 and 26 to benefit the Pages as Pillars reading program at Chehalem Elementary School.
Bomb threat at Oregon State Correctional Institution cleared (date edit)
Oregon Dept. of Corrections - 07/24/14
At approximately 12:25 p.m. PST, Oregon State Correctional Institution returned to modified operation following a bomb threat on Thursday, July 24, 2014, that was received at approximately 10:15 a.m.

No injuries were reported and all adults in custody are accounted for. The institution anticipates returning to normal operation beginning with the morning meal on July 25.

Oregon State Police (OSP) Criminal Investigation Division detectives are continuing the investigation. No other details are being released at this time as their investigation continues. Any updates will be provided by OSP in future news release(s).

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Five Approved for Addition to State's Fallen Fire Firefighter Memorial (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 07/24/14
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At today's meeting, the Oregon Board on Public Safety Standards and Training (BPSST) unanimously approved the addition of five firefighters to the State's memorial. Three of the additions are from the 2013 wildfire season, the other two are through the historic recognition process.

The names will be added to the state memorial that currently honors 163 fallen structural, airport and wildland firefighters from Oregon who have died in the line of duty on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 1 p.m. on the campus of the Oregon Public Safety Academy, 4190 Aumsville Highway SE, Salem.

The Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial is a tribute to career and volunteer fire service personnel and their families who have made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting lives and property across the state.

*Additions Approved to the Oregon Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial*

Jesse Trader - County Fire and Security

BACKGROUND: Jesse Trader died on August 6, 2013, at 07:20 while working on the Big Windy Complex fire in Josephine County. Jesse was 19 years old at the time of his death. He was a volunteer fire fighter with County Fire and Security, a private fire suppression company located in Merlin, Oregon. His duties included basic fire fighting and acting as a water tender driver/contractor for the fire season. Jesse was returning from the evening shift when the water tender (tanker) he was driving hit an embankment and rolled over on the Bear Camp Road near Soldier Camp. Firefighters in vehicles driving behind Trader immediately stopped to assist. An advanced life support ambulance arrived on scene within minutes and Life Flight was quickly launched, however, all efforts to save Firefighter Trader were unsuccessful.

John Hammack - Deschutes County, Deschutes National Forest

BACKGROUND: "On August 1, 2013, John Hammack, 58, a professional feller employed by R&K Water Service was part of a two person felling module assigned to Incident 398 on the Sisters Ranger District, Deschutes National Forest, near Bend, Oregon. Incident 398 included the task of felling a large 64" diameter legacy Douglas Fir that was struck by lightning and set the top on fire. District personnel took initial action late in the day of July 31, 2013 but they did not have the time or proper tools to safely control the fire without taking undue risk, which included felling the tree. The mission on August 1, 2013 was for the felling module of John Hammack and his felling module partner to fell the burning tree. This was not a particularly unusual assignment. At approximately 0911 hours, after several actions to prepare for a safe felling environment and just as John was returning to the base of the tree, a large portion of the top of the tree burned out, broke loose and tragically fell directly onto John killing him instantly while indirectly striking and injuring his felling partner.

Oscar Montano-Garcia - Wildland Fire Fighter

BACKGROUND: On August 25, 2013, Oscar Montano-Garcia, 50, collapsed and died of a medical condition working on the Nabob Fire in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest near the Oregon/California border. Oscar was employed as a contract Type 2 hand crew wildland fire fighter with Pacific Coast Contractors, Inc. (Under contract to the USDA Forest Service). He was on a lunch break (federally mandated) with his crew when he collapsed and succumbed to an unknown medical condition. EMT's on scene and multiple other EMS personnel attempted to revive him but were unsuccessful. He had a long history of working with Pacific Coast Contractors, Inc., and in Oregon's Forests. Oscar was highly regarded by those he worked with. He leaves behind his wife, daughter and son.

Tony B. Chapin - Willamina Fire Department

BACKGROUND: On September 24, 1998, fire fighter Tony Chapin was injured in a motor vehicle accident while in route to a required paramedic class he was attending at the College of Emergency Services in Portland, Oregon. Tony was wearing his seat belt at the time of the accident. When medics arrived he was immediately transported to the hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries on September 25, 1998. Tony was three months away from graduating from the paramedic program at the time of his death. Completion of the program was the first step in achieving his goal of attending medical school to become an emergency room physician. Tony was a member of the Willamina Fire Department (now known as West Valley Fire District) where he served with his father, Bob Chapin and his brother Chuck. Tony was survived by his wife, Kelly Chapin; his stepson, Ashton Lay; and his daughters, Brooke and Nikki Chapin. Tony was working full time at Taylor Lumber. He and his wife Kelly had just purchased their first home. At the time of his death, he was 19 years old.

Melvin Claude Richardson - Oregon National Guard

BACKGROUND: On September 6, 1935, Melvin Claude Richardson was one of 40 initial National Guard fire fighters recruited to fight the McKenzie Bridge fire in the Willamette National Forest. The fire was rapidly growing and exceeded 2,500 acres. While working on the fire, Melvin stepped from behind a tree and was struck by a falling snag that was on fire which broke his neck and killed him upon impact. He was 18 years old at the time of his death. DPSST was contacted by Nancy Farrar, second cousin to Melvin Claude Richardson, who recalled as a child the traumatic loss and the overwhelming impact to the family. He was an only child, therefore, it was a tremendous loss to his family. Nancy began the process of researching his death and presented the information to DPSST staff. She has requested he be added to the Oregon Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial Wall in hopes of bringing closure and honor to her cousin after all these years.

More information on the Oregon Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial and the names of the men and women it honors can be found online at: http://www.oregon.gov/DPSST/FC/FallenFireFighterMemorial.shtml


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Metro Grant Supports ELC Restoration (Photo)
Clackamas Community College - 07/24/14
The Environmental Learning Center at Clackamas Community College
The Environmental Learning Center at Clackamas Community College
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OREGON CITY - The Environmental Learning Center is one of 27 projects that will benefit from Metro's Nature in Neighborhoods grant program. Metro recently awarded an $868,342 grant to fund site restoration at the Clackamas Community College's ELC on the Oregon City campus.
Metro awarded $5.2 million in capital improvement and conservation education grants to a variety of projects in the greater Portland region that reward innovation in linking natural area conservation, stewardship and community involvement. Funded by Metro's 2006 natural areas bond measure, the capital grants finance projects like building trails, buying land or making structural improvements.
The John Inskeep Environmental Learning Center is a five-acre site on the CCC campus at the headwaters of Newell Creek, which flows to the Willamette River through the 1800-acre Newell Creek Watershed, the largest intact green space in the Metro area. The ELC offers environmental education classes for schools, along with activities for families and children.
The primary goal of the project is to redevelop the ELC site into a regionally important outdoor learning laboratory, demonstration project location, and natural area that showcases innovations in stormwater management, landscape design and sustainable living practices. The terms of the grant include $1.7 million matching funds, which the CCC Foundation is expected to raise.
Groundbreaking is expected on the College's 50th Anniversary in May 2016, with completion in 2017.
In 2011, CCC received a $10,000 Metro planning grant to develop the vision for the educational program and to create the conceptural plan to redevelop the ELC site into a natural, flood-water mitigation and treatment system. Approximately 50 percent of campus storm water and Oregon City High School storm water pass through the ELC site. The new concept incorporates principles of bio filtration to cleanse impurities, along with plantings to shade and cool the water prior to release into Newell Creek.
The ELC project Metro funded will implement the recommendations in the plan. The project was planned in partnership with The Greater Oregon City Watershed Council, Clackamas Water Environment Services, Clackamas River Water Providers, OSU Extension, Clackamas County Soil and Water Conservation District, Oregon City, and the Clackamas County Office of Sustainability.
For more information, contact Greg Fitzgerald, executive director of the CCC Foundation, at 503-594-3132.
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Tigard Search Warrant Results in Two Arrests (Photo)
Tigard Police - 07/24/14
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Tigard Police and the Washington County Sheriff's Office conducted a search warrant early today at a Tigard residence located 7735 SW Gentle Woods Dr. The Tactical Negotiation Team (TNT) with the Sheriff's Office executed the warrant at approximately 5:00 am. without incident. Initially, 13 subjects were located within the residence and detained for questioning while other investigators conducted a search of the two-story home.

The search warrant was the culmination of a months-long investigation developed as a result of suspected heroin dealing from the home. Neighbors expressed their fears to police of suspected drug dealing and shared information as well which ultimately assisted police in developing probable cause. The information sharing stemming from neighbors as well as the heavily concentrated efforts from Tigard officers who routinely patrol the area where the problematic home is located; ultimately pointed to alleged drug activity occurring at the property.

Two suspects were taken into custody and lodged at the Washington County Jail; 26 year-old Alexander Bruce Leake DOB 061788 and 26 year-old Mickey Harvey DOB 121087. Both suspects had outstanding warrants. Additional charges may be forthcoming as Tigard Police continues to investigate.

Police did not find drugs in the home however hundreds of syringes were located in nearly every room of the house. Police did find and confiscated items indicative of narcotic dealing.

While police remained in the area processing the scene; multiple residents of the neighborhood offered their thanks and appreciation to officers. Neighbors vowed their continued support to Tigard Police and expressed their hopes that the problem may work to be fully resolved and the quality livability once again restored to their neighborhood.


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Wilsonville Parks & Rec Partners with CCC Community Ed
Clackamas Community College - 07/24/14
OREGON CITY - Wilsonville Parks and Recreation is the latest community school program to partner with Clackamas Community College to promote community education in the college district.
The community schools program at Clackamas dates back to the 1970s. The programs offer a variety of recreational and continuing education classes in local communities. Through an agreement with the college, community education programs are advertised in the CCC quarterly schedule of classes.
"This advertising provides our partners with a greater opportunity to reach more potential students and demonstrates CCC's commitment to all types of learning opportunities," said Melissa Padron, coordinator of community education at Clackamas.
Each community school receives a portion of the state reimbursement funds the college receives from the state of Oregon. CCC partners with community schools in Canby, Estacada, Gladstone, North Clackamas, Oregon City, West Linn and Wilsonville.
In addition to the community schools programs, Community Education at CCC offers programs in area senior centers, and Team Oregon motorcycle education and training.
For more information, contact Melissa Padron at 503-594-0627 or email Melissa.padron@clackamas.edu.

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What tree is that? Free tree identification walk July 29
City of Vancouver - 07/24/14
Vancouver, Wash. - Vancouver has many species of beautiful trees, but do you know how to tell one tree from another or what to look for when identifying trees?

The community is invited to attend a free tree walk and basic tree identification workshop from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 29. The walk will begin near the playground at Marshall Park, 1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd., and continue to the grounds of Clark College and back. The workshop will focus on basic tree terminology and how to identify both native and common ornamental trees.

This learning event is part of Tree Talk, a series of free educational workshops all about trees presented by Vancouver Urban Forestry, a program of Vancouver's Department of Public Works.

Pre-registration is requested. Participants should wear walking shoes and suitable clothing for outdoor weather conditions.

For more information or to register, call (360) 487-8308 or email urbanforestry@cityofvancouver.us.

For information about upcoming Urban Forestry events, including future TreeTalk workshops, visit cityofvancouver.us/urbanforestry.

These workshops are part of TreeTalk, a series of free, all-about-trees, educational workshops, presented by Vancouver Urban Forestry, a division of the Department of Public Works.

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Oregon State Correctional Institution receives bomb threat
Oregon Dept. of Corrections - 07/24/14
On July 24, 2014, at approximately 10:15 a.m., the Oregon State Correctional Institution (OSCI) in Salem received a bomb threat. The Oregon State Police has been notified.

The Oregon Department of Corrections is taking steps to ensure the safety of the staff and adults in custody while the police are investigating.

At this time, afternoon visiting for OSCI has been cancelled.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

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St. Agatha Catholic School Announces New Principal (Photo)
St. Agatha Catholic School - 07/24/14
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St. Agatha Catholic School in Sellwood has a new principal, Chris Harris. He started his new job on July 1, 2014. St. Agatha is an preschool through eighth grade Catholic school in Southeast Portland with a student body of more than 220 students.

"This is an incredible community, and I am excited and honored to serve as principal of St. Agatha," said Harris. "It is inspiring to see such a dedicated staff and committed group of parents and community members put the students first. The spirit around campus is tangible, and I look forward to working with everyone here to enhance and further develop the educational opportunities for our children: Helping them to grow academically, socially and spiritually to best prepare them for their futures."

"We are looking forward to planning for and growing our Catholic school with Chris at the helm!" said Fr. Nathan Zodrow, O.S.B, pastor of St. Agatha Catholic Church and School.

Harris spent the past five years serving as third grade teacher, technology coordinator, head of the drama department, and principal intern at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School in Seattle, WA. He has also worked with school staffs as a trainer in the Archdiocese of Seattle on student-centered educational technology integration. Prior to that he taught kindergarten, third and fourth grades at St. Elisabeth Catholic School in Los Angeles, Calif.

He earned a master's degree in educational administration and supervision from St. Martin's University in Lacey, Wash.. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash., with a bachelor's degree in theatre arts and elementary education.

Harris grew up in Portland where he attended St. Anthony Catholic School in Tigard and graduated from La Salle High School in Milwaukie. "I am grateful for the opportunity to return to my roots and be closer to family," said Harris, who is relocating back to Portland with his wife Siobhan and their 9-month-old son. Education runs in his blood. His mother, Sue Harris, is the principal at St. Cecilia Catholic School in Beaverton and has served in the local Catholic education community for more than 30 years.

St. Agatha Catholic School - Founded more than 100 years ago, St. Agatha Catholic School is an academic and faith-centered community committed to the development of the whole child, fostering students who are dedicated to a lifetime of learning and service to others. St. Agatha provides a safe and nurturing environment for children to flourish from preschool through eighth grade.
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Attached Media Files: 2014-07/1419/76271/harris_2013.jpg
Suspicious Vehicle Call Results in Four in Custody (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/24/14
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Yesterday at about 1:40 p.m., deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office were called to 164 Lancaster Drive SE, a local parking lot on a reported disturbance. When deputies arrived they contacted five people associated to a Honda car.

During their investigation deputies discovered that the Honda was a stolen vehicle taken from the Salem area. In addition to the stolen car deputies found a pile of shaved keys and methamphetamine. Kevin Ponder, age 38, Joann Wills, age 40, Ronald Chilcote, age 50 and Jarl Colwell, age 31 were all taken to the Marion County Jail for various crimes.

Kevin Ponder, a passenger in vehicle was charged with Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of Meth and two cite and release warrants out of Linn County. Joann Wills, the driver of the vehicle was charged Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle and an outstanding warrant for Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle. Ronald Chilcote was arrested for an outstanding warrant for Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle. Finally Jarl Colwell was charged with Possession of Meth and two outstanding warrants for Parole Violation and Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle.


Attached Media Files: Vehicle Shaved Keys , Wills , Ponder , Colwell , Chilcote
Death Investigation: Road Construction Worker Dies at Work Site - Interstate 84 west of Boardman in Morrow County
Oregon State Police - 07/24/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the death of a road construction worker Wednesday night at a work site on Interstate 84 about seven miles west of Boardman in Morrow County.

Preliminary information indicates on July 23, 2014 at approximately 11:12 p.m., OSP, Morrow County Sheriff's Office, Boardman Police Department, Boardman Fire Department, and Boardman Ambulance were dispatched to a reported highway construction work site accident in the westbound lanes of Interstate 84 near milepost 158. Upon arrival, emergency responders found an adult male fatally injured.

The deceased male victim, identified as GLEN WARREN McCOY, age 64, from Sparks, Nevada, was a member of a construction company (Diversified Concrete Cutting out of Sparks, Nevada) contracted with ODOT to install rumble strips at a paving project site. He was working outside of a 1999 Dodge pickup operated by another employee when the pickup, which had a piece of equipment in tow, began to slowly move forward and he was run over by the rear dual tires.

One westbound lane was closed during the investigation. ODOT responded to the scene to assist with the investigation and traffic control.

Oregon OSHA was notified.

No photographs for release.

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Rood Bridge Park Open Again After Staff Search Finds No Signs of a Cougar (Photo)
City of Hillsboro - 07/24/14
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Hillsboro Parks & Recreation Department staff have reopened Rood Bridge Park after a staff search found no signs of a cougar. The city has not received a cougar sighting report in more than 24 hours now. Park patrons will still see signage posted at the park alerting them to the recent cougar sighting. Park patrons and residents in the area are urged to be aware of their surroundings and use common sense.

On Tuesday, July 22, the Hillsboro Police Department (HPD) received a report about a possible cougar sighting in a neighborhood near Rood Bridge Park. A resident reported seeing a cougar and thought it was headed in the direction of the park. HPD officers visited the area but did not observe any signs of a cougar's presence. Late Tuesday night, a photographer from a local television station visited the area and recorded video of a large cat walking around. Then a third cougar sighting was reported on Wednesday morning by a park patron.

The following information appears on the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife website:

Living with Wildlife: Cougars

Oregon is home to more than 5,000 cougars, or mountain lions. While cougar sightings and encounters are rare, it is wise to educate yourself about the big cats. Native to Oregon, cougars range throughout the state, the highest densities occur in the Blue Mountains in the northeastern part of the state and in the southwestern Cascade Mountains. Their primarily food source is deer, but they will also consume elk, raccoons, bighorn sheep, and other mammals and birds. Cougars are territorial animals and maintain home ranges of up to 100 miles. Most active at dawn and dusk, cougars are lone hunters. They are generally solitary animals, except for mothers who remain with kittens for about two years. While actual cougar sightings have increased, coyotes, bobcats and dogs are often mistaken for cougars. A cougar can be identified by its large size, cat-like appearance, consistent tan or tawny body color, and long tail. An adult cougar's tail is nearly three feet long and a third to a half of its total length. Cougar tracks can be differentiated from dog tracks by paying attention to detail.

Guidelines
If you live in cougar country
* Learn your neighborhood. Be aware of any wildlife corridors or places where deer or elk concentrate.
* Walk pets during the day and keep them on a leash.
* Keep pets indoors at dawn and dusk. Shelter them for the night.
* Feed pets indoors.
* Don't leave food and garbage outside.
* Use animal-proof garbage cans if necessary.
* Remove heavy brush from near the house and play areas.
* Install motion-activated light outdoors along walkways and driveways.
* Be more cautious at dawn and dusk when cougars are most active.
* Do not feed any wildlife. By attracting other wildlife, you may attract a cougar.
* Keep areas around bird feeders clean.
* Deer-proof your garden and yard with nets, lights, fencing.
* Fence and shelter livestock. Move them to sheds or barns at night.

If You Recreate in Cougar Country
* Be aware of your surroundings at all times.
* Leave your dog at home or keep it on a leash. Pets running free may lead a cougar back to you.
* Hike in groups. Make noise to alert wildlife of your presence.
* Keep children close to you. Teach them about wildlife.
* Keep campsites clean. Sleep 100 yards from cooking areas.
* Store food in animal-proof containers.
* Carry deterrent spray.
* Be cautious at dusk and dawn.
* Never feed any wildlife. Prey attracts predators.
* Do not approach any wildlife; stay at least 100 yards away.
* Steer clear of baby wildlife. Mother is likely nearby.
* Be alert when sitting quietly or stopping to rest.
* Be especially alert at dawn and dusk when cougars are most active.
* Be aware that animal calls and animal kills can attract a cougar.

If You Encounter a Cougar
* Cougars often will retreat if given the opportunity. Leave the animal a way to escape.
* Stay calm and stand your ground.
* Maintain direct eye contact.
* Pick up children, but do so without bending down or turning your back on the cougar.
* Back away slowly.
* Do not run. Running triggers a chase response in cougars, which could lead to an attack.
* Raise your voice and speak firmly.
* If the cougar seems aggressive, raise your arms to make yourself look larger and clap your hands.
* If in the very unusual event that a cougar attacks you, fight back with rocks, sticks, tools or any items available.


Attached Media Files: Cougar alert sign
Oregon Dept. of Forestry fire update - July 24, 2014
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/24/14
FIRES
Large fires currently burning within ODF's protection jurisdiction include:

Waterman Complex - Consists of multiple fires totaling 12,520 acres burning near the community of Mitchell in the John Day Unit of the Central Oregon District. Reported July 14, the lightning-caused complex is currently 90 percent contained and in full mop-up. Lightning Tuesday evening produced three new fire starts. Firefighters performed initial attack Wednesday, and one of the fires will require additional action today. As the weather warms, firefighters will be on the lookout for sleeper fires from previous lightning strikes. The Oregon Dept. of Transportation is doing maintenance on Highway 26 today, to include clearing plugged culverts, clearing ditch lines, and removing rocks from the roadway. Resources at the fire include: one hand crew, one helicopter, 34 fire engines and a total of 781 personnel. Oregon Interagency Incident Management Team 3 is leading the firefighting effort.

Pine Creek Fire - Includes 1,954 acres of ODF-protected lands. It is currently 88 percent contained. Fire activity has been reduced to hot spots and interior smoldering. Today firefighters will work on any hot spots that could threaten fire lines, and will continue mop-up. Resources include: 16 hand crews, 33 fire engines, eight water tenders and a total of 612 personnel. The Northern Rockies Incident Management Team is leading the firefighting effort.

Sunflower Fire - The fire is 7,170 acres and 70 percent contained. It is burning on Umatilla National Forest, and on Bureau of Land Management-Prineville lands protected by ODF. The fire has also burned 250 acres of private land. Today firefighters are continuing to secure completed fire line, mop up hot spots, and rehabilitate fire line. Resources include 14 hand crews, 22 fire engines and 520 total personnel.

Fires on other jurisdictions in Oregon
(More information on the following fires can be found at: http://nwccweb.us/index.aspx and http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/.)

Pine Creek Fire - 30,245 acres, 88 percent contained.

Black Rock Fire -35,731 acres, 90 percent contained.

Donnybrook Fire - 22,763 acres, 87 percent contained.

Bridge 99 Complex - 5,917 acres, 50 percent contained.

Ochoco Complex - 10,195 acres, 32 percent contained.

Bingham Complex - 452 acres, 50 percent contained.

Pittsburg Fire - 8,288 acres, 100 percent contained.

Hurricane Creek Fire - 645 acres, 20 percent contained.

Buzzard Complex - 395,747 acres, 95 percent contained.

Center Fire - 2,515 acres, 41 percent contained.

Logging Unit Fires - 10,350 acres, 30 percent contained.

Shaniko Butte Fire - 40,575 acres, 80 percent contained.

Gumboot Fire - 4,420 acres, 90 percent contained.

FIRE STATISTICS
Due to heavy firefighting activity our fire statistics have not been updated. They will return when the database has been made current.

Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office detectives recover Plymouth reported stolen in 2001
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/24/14
On July 23, 2014 Multnomah County Sheriff's Office detectives and Special Investigations Unit detectives served a search warrant in Unincorporated East Multnomah County and recovered a green 1970 Plymouth Barracuda 2 door hardtop vehicle. The Plymouth had been reported stolen in 2001, and purged from the Law Enforcement Data System (LEDS) as a stolen vehicle years after. Barring a court order to the contrary, the Plymouth will be returned to its registered and titled owner.

The Plymouth is not in drivable condition, with many essential parts and components missing. Efforts continue to recover the remainder of the vehicle.

No arrest has been made by MCSO at this time, the case will be presented to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review.

The vehicle is not available for media to view at this time as the investigation continues.
Update: Investigation into ODOT Employee Death During Work Project - Highway 320 near Echo
Oregon State Police - 07/24/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the death of an Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) employee at a work site Tuesday afternoon along OR Highway 320 south of Interstate 84 near Echo.

According to Lieutenant Mike Turner, on July 22, 2014 at approximately 1:15 p.m., Donald Kendall, age 54, was part of an ODOT maintenance crews working at a chip seal paving operation work site on OR Highway 320 near milepost 35. Kendall was standing behind an ODOT dump truck operated by another ODOT employee when it began to slowly back up, struck Kendall and ran over him.

After their fellow crew member was run over, ODOT employees immediately began providing numerous lifesaving efforts until relieved by emergency responders.

Additional interviews are pending. No other information for release at this time.

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Update #2: Investigation into Officer-Involved Shooting in Reedsport
Oregon State Police - 07/24/14
The investigation into last Thursday's officer-involved shooting in Reedsport is continuing by the Douglas County Major Crimes Team, led by Oregon State Police (OSP) Criminal Investigations Division. When completed, the investigation will be provided to the Douglas County District Attorney' Office for review.

The man shot by law enforcement is identified as GLENN RAY GLANCEY, age 71, from Reedsport. GLANCEY was a resident in the mobile home park where the shooting occurred. He died from injuries related to the shooting on July 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Previously released information indicated on July 17, 2014 at approximately 12:30 p.m., four law enforcement officers (two from Reedsport Police Department and two from Douglas County Sheriff's Office) responded to a reported verbal and physical disturbance at a mobile home park located at 1000 N. Eighth Street in Reedsport.

After arrival, the officers were confronted by an adult male suspect, identified as GLANCEY, armed with a handgun. Shots were exchanged between the man and law enforcement. The suspect was shot at least once and taken to Lower Umpqua Hospital for initial treatment.

The names of the involved officers are still withheld. No officers were injured during the incident.

Both deputies from Douglas County Sheriff's Office and one Reedsport police officer are on paid administrative leave at this time, which is standard protocol during officer-involved shooting investigations.

The Douglas County Major Crimes Team is represented by investigators from OSP, DCSO, Reedsport Police Department, and Roseburg Police Department. The Douglas County District Attorney's Office is assisting the Major Crimes Team.

Officer-involved shooting investigations can be complex and take several weeks to complete and present to the District Attorney's office for review. To provide educational outreach to local communities, a video was produced by the Lane County District Attorney office with the assistance of law enforcement and national and regional experts. The 17-minute video provides important details regarding officer-involved shootings and the process used to investigate them. The video may provide useful background for reporters and the public, and it can be viewed via this link: http://bit.ly/q0V69v

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Clark County Habitat for Humanity Store Celebrates Its Grand Opening
Evergreen Habitat for Humanity - 07/24/14
What: Clark County Habitat for Humanity Store Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting
Where: 10811 SE Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA
When: July 25, 9:00 am-5:00 pm. July 26, 8:00 am-5:00 pm.
Schedule of events: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, July 25, 9:00 am - 9:15 am
Weekend Warriors live radio broadcast on site, July 26, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
BIA Remodelers Garage Sale, July 26, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

VANCOUVER, Washington
The Clark County Habitat for Humanity Store has opened in its new location at 10811 SE Mill Plain Blvd. Spending most of July preparing the new retail space, the HFH Store welcomes the public to its Grand Opening July 25 and 26. Steven Donovan, HFH Store Manager, said, "We are very excited to call this location our new home. The building is big and bright with plenty of room for all kinds of great donated materials. We're just off the freeway and I really think our shoppers and donors will love visiting our new store."
Located just off I-205, the new site has already attracted attention. With its conveniently situated new digs, the HFH Store expects to increase its business, thus allowing it to raise more dollars to help fund Habitat's local homebuilding efforts. And with Evergreen Habitat for Humanity now at the same address, both foresee new opportunities to increase awareness about Habitat's work in the Vancouver area.

The HFH Store, along with the Portland and Beaverton Habitat for Humanity ReStores, raises funds to build affordable homes for families in the Vancouver/Portland areas and will fund nine homes this year. The stores sell donated building materials, appliances, furniture and other home improvement products at a fraction of retail prices. ReStores ease demand on natural resources by keeping usable materials out of the landfill. Last year alone the three stores diverted over 3,500 tons of materials from the waste stream.

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. Currently, Evergreen Habitat for Humanity has completed 29 homes in Clark County, and served 78 families through new construction, repair programs and its global tithe work.
Go FREE or Go VIP: Daily Headlining Concerts Feature Rock, Country and Comedy at the Oregon State Fair
Amber Lindsey PR - 07/24/14
- NEW THIS YEAR: Concerts at L.B. Day Amphitheater are FREE with paid fair admission;
VIP Experience tickets on sale now -

SALEM, Ore. July 23, 2014 - Music legends Joan Jett, Charlie Daniels and The Beach Boys will join Ziggy Marley and comedian David Spade at the Oregon State Fair this summer, rocking the fairgrounds alongside the ultimate Beatles tribute band, The Fab Four, plus Buckcherry, Emblem 3, the NEWSBOYS and Chris Young.

Limited VIP Experience concert tickets - available now at www.oregonstatefair.org - include premium reserved seating, fair admission, preferred access to concessions and a chance to win backstage access if purchased prior to the day of the show. Limited general admission concert seating is free with paid fair entry, which is reduced this year to just $8 (ages 12 and up) and $6 (ages 6 to 11 and 62 and over).

Concerts are held at the L.B. Day Amphitheatre on the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Salem and are subject to change without notice.


Attached Media Files: 2014-07/4844/76253/2014_Oregon_State_Fair_concert_lineup_FOR_FLASHALERT.pdf
Public Awareness Regarding Fraudulent Activity Known as the "Grandparent Scam"
Portland Police Bureau - 07/24/14
The Portland Police Bureau would like to remind community members, especially seniors, that a common scam known as the "Grandparent Scam" remains active in our community.

The "Grandparent Scam" has been around for many years and is just one variation of the impostor scams that dupe people into losing thousands of dollars.

The typical scam involves a frantic call from a "grandchild" in trouble, or someone saying the grandchild is in trouble with the law, had an accident, or is detained in a foreign country while on vacation. These calls often come late at night and the callers express urgency and the need for an immediate wire transfer of cash to help the grandchild.

The scammers are very crafty and are very convincing in many cases, so much so that victims truly believe the caller is a relative.

In recent years, some scammers have hacked into social media accounts and will direct message friends and family with a similar and urgent need for emergency money.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to remind community members of the following tips to avoid these scams:

* Be skeptical. Ask questions that only family members would know - like pet names or favorite foods - without revealing too much personal information.

* Verify information. Check with family members to confirm the locations of grandchildren.

* Don't send money. Never wire money out of the country to persons unknown. This includes buying reloadable Visa cards.

* Stay private. Regularly update privacy settings for social media sites. Scammers often make their stories more believable by trolling for personal information on Facebook, Twitter and similar sites.

* Know where to turn. Victims suffering a financial loss should report incidents to local law enforcement agencies and the Oregon Attorney General's Office, Department of Justice.

The Oregon Department of Justice has a tremendous amount of information and resources available to protect consumers. Information can be found by visiting http://www.doj.state.or.us/Pages/index.aspx

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State health care-acquired infections report shows continued improvement toward patient safety
Oregon Assn. of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS) - 07/24/14
July 24, 2014 --- Oregon does better than the national average on health care-acquired infections, according to the latest report of infections released today by the Oregon Health Authority. State officials say this is a good sign, but also shows that work can be done to reduce even more incidents of infections that people sometimes contract after being treated by health care providers.

The Oregon Health Authority's annual Hospital-Acquired Infections Report shows marked improvement in several areas:

* Central-line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) in adult intensive care units has decreased 65% over the last five years and remain statistically better than the national average.
* CLABSI in neonatal ICUs decreased by 29% over the last three years. In 2013 there were a total of six CLABSIs in NICUs in contrast to 20.3 predicted by NHSN.
* Surgical Site Infections decreased by 7% in the last five years, which is statistically better than the national baseline.
* Hospital onset Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infections increased by 10% from 2012; however it remains below the national baseline.

"Health care-acquired infections can be serious and costly. They are also largely preventable," said Zintars Beldavs, coordinator of the Healthcare-Associated Infections Program at the Oregon Health Authority's Public Health Division. "This information shows how hospitals have improved patient safety over time. We are working closely with our partners in the health care community, as well as patient advocates, with the goal of eliminating these infections entirely."

Health care-acquired infections are among the top 10 leading causes of death in the United States and cost upwards of $33 billion per year nationally. In Oregon, the cost per stay for patients that experience health care-acquired infections increases an average of $32,000. Preventing these infections has become a key element to improve patient care and lower costs in the health care system.

"Addressing the issue takes effort on two fronts: improving patient care and improving patient education," Beldavs said. "Health care providers are increasing improvement and awareness of the issue."

In an effort to spread a culture of safety, Oregon health care providers participate in initiatives that address accountability and improved practices. The Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS) coordinates several patient safety-related clinical projects to specifically address hospital infections.

Fifty-two of Oregon's 62 hospitals are part of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Partnership for Patients initiative, which aims to reduce preventable harm by 40% and readmissions by 20%. Since beginning their Partnership for Patients work, hospitals working with OAHHS have achieved a 40% or greater reduction in Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI), Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infections (CLABSI), surgical site infections, ventilator-associated complications, and early elective deliveries. To learn more about the program, visit www.oahhs.org/pfp.

Additionally, in 2013 clinical staff from hospitals across the state received Yellow Belt and Green Belt certification in Lean, a quality improvement methodology that streamlines processes, reduces cost, and improves quality and patient safety. Following the success of the program last year, even more hospital staff are once again participating in training for Yellow Belt, Green Belt and Black Belt Certification.

"Oregon's hospitals are committed to working in a transparent way to eliminate all health care-acquired infections in our state. Patient safety is our number-one responsibility," said Manny Berman, chair of the OAHHS Quality Committee and President & CEO of Tuality Healthcare. "This report illustrates that, although Oregon is ahead of national averages in terms of reducing infections, there is work to be done. Addressing HAI is a top priority of every hospital in this state."

Patients can reduce the risk of infection by taking all the pre-hospitalization infection prevention steps their doctors recommend, such as pre-surgical chlorhexidine baths, not shaving before surgery, and stopping smoking. They should also take antibiotics and other medications exactly as directed by their doctors, and ask their visitors to stay home if they are sick.

The Oregon Healthcare Acquired Infections Report stems from legislation passed in 2007 to create a mandatory reporting program to raise awareness, promote transparency for health care consumers, and motivate health care providers to prioritize prevention.

The report, completed by the Oregon Health Authority's Office of Health Policy Research, is available at http://public.health.oregon.gov/DiseasesConditions/CommunicableDisease/HAI/Pages/index.aspx.
Marine Board Urges Boaters to Keep a Sharp Lookout on Area Rivers and Lakes (Higher-res Photo) (Photo)
Oregon Marine Board - 07/24/14
North Santiam River - Linn County Marine Deputies assessing obstructions and placing boating safety signage at nearby launch ramps.
North Santiam River - Linn County Marine Deputies assessing obstructions and placing boating safety signage at nearby launch ramps.
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As a result of less snow pack and lower rainfall amounts this winter, many Oregon lakes and rivers will be reaching historically low levels which will expose previously unseen hazards to boaters this summer. Stumps, rocks, logs and other obstructions could be just below the surface, resulting in hull or prop damage in areas that are normally navigable. These obstructions also impact the water dynamics and the currents in rivers, which can increase the difficulty to navigate safely, especially for paddlecraft. The Marine Board urges boaters to plan ahead and take the time to scout area waterways before launching your boat.

"No matter where you boat, most of our rivers and lakes will have obstructions that may not have been a problem earlier in the summer." says Ashley Massey, Public Information Officer at the Oregon State Marine Board. "Water levels are changing quickly, so boaters need to assess the waterway each time they go boating." Boaters can check the Marine Board website to see what's been previously reported, but that does not take the place of scouting ahead once at the river, and having a plan if you do encounter an obstruction you cannot safely navigate or portage around.

Trees, root wads and other natural debris are a common part of Oregon's rivers and streams, providing important ecological benefits such as fish habitat, sediment removal, etc. and can be very dangerous to boaters. Deadheads (old pilings or logged tree stumps) may lie just below the surface, so keep a close watch for subtle changes in the water's surface. Strainers (trees hanging out from the bank) can trap a boat and the current could force it underwater. Keep a sharp look out downstream and use a quick-release anchor system for just such emergencies. Motorized boaters should operate carefully and pay particular attention to the surface dynamics ahead of where they're headed, especially while on-plane.

If paddling on rivers with whitewater rapids, any rapids designated as a Class III or higher, boaters are required to wear a properly fitting, U.S. Coast Guard approved life jacket.

Not sure where to put in or take out? Visit the Marine Board's Boating Access Map to help plan your trip at http://www.oregon.gov/OSMB/pages/access/access.aspx#Where_to_Launch_in_Oregon.

For reported navigation obstructions, visit http://www.oregon.gov/OSMB/Pages/safety/navigation_hazards.aspx.
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Attached Media Files: Waterway Obstructions Audio , North Santiam River - Linn County Marine Deputies assessing obstructions and placing boating safety signage at nearby launch ramps.
07/23/14
Male Stabbed At His Residence
Beaverton Police Department - 07/23/14
Update:

The victim's name is actually Antonio Ruiz not Anthony Ruiz as previously reported. This is the only update at this time.

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On July 22, 2014 at 10:51 PM Beaverton Police Offices responded to the 10300 block of SW Scholls Ferry Road Beaverton, Oregon regarding a male who had been stabbed. Officers found a male who had been stabbed several times in the back. The male was transported to Oregon Health Science University Hospital in critical condition. The male was identified as 22 year old Anthony Ruiz from Beaverton.

Witness statements collected on scene indicated the assault occurred in the 10200 block of SW Conestoga Drive Beaverton, Oregon. Witnesses said Ruiz was assaulted and stabbed in the entryway of Ruiz's residence. A witness said as he was driving Ruiz to the hospital Ruiz's condition worsened and he called 911 for help.

Beaverton Police Detectives are continuing to investigate this incident. No suspects have been identified and the motive is still under investigation.

Detectives are asking for the public's assistance in identifying any suspicious people or vehicles which were in the area of SW Conestoga Drive in the late hours of July 22, 2014. If anyone has information regarding this incident or suspicious activity please call the Beaverton Police Department at 503-629-0111.

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Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 30 west of Rainier in Columbia County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/23/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Wednesday afternoon's injury traffic crash involving a commercial truck and passenger car along Highway 30 about four miles west of Rainier. The crash closed the highway for about one hour and a detour was established for area traffic for about two hours.

On July 23, 2014 at approximately 4:00 p.m., a 2013 Toyota Corolla was parked on the westbound shoulder of Highway 30 near milepost 52 when it attempted to make a u-turn and pulled into the path of a westbound commercial truck pulling a semi-trailer. The truck's driver tried braking but was unable to avoid a collision. The truck collided into the Toyota's driver side causing the car to spin off the road before coming to rest in the grass on the side of the highway.

The Toyota's driver was transported by LifeFlight to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. The truck's driver was not injured. Both drivers were using safety restraints. Their names are not available.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Columbia County Sheriff's Office, Rainier Police Department, Clatskanie Police Department, Clatskanie Rural Fire Protection District, and ODOT.

Trooper Joseph Dezso is the lead investigator.

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City of Beaverton Seeks Donations, Volunteers for School Supply Drive
City of Beaverton - 07/23/14
The City of Beaverton is collecting school supplies for middle and high school students in the Beaverton School District at Beaverton City Library (12375 SW 5th Street) and City Hall (4755 SW Griffith Drive) until Aug. 5.

"Going back to school is an exciting time, but for some families it can be stressful," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "Donating school supplies to families who otherwise cannot afford them really makes a difference. You can help these children be better prepared for the new school year."

The city is seeking donations of pens, pencils, one-inch binders, erasers, rulers and lined paper. This year, 800 new backpacks will be distributed to middle school and high school students on Aug. 9 for Love Inc's annual Packed with Love event. Students have the opportunity to choose their own backpack and supplies at the event. Last year, 855 new backpacks and 1,000 pounds of school supplies were donated.

In addition, volunteers are needed to help distribute backpacks and school supplies on Saturday, Aug. 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Aloha High School (18550 SW Kinnaman Road).

For more information about volunteering, visit www.packedwithlove2014.event.com or contact Megan Cohen in the city's neighborhood program at 503-526-2584.

ABOUT BEAVERTON
In 2014, Beaverton was again recognized as the safest city in the entire Pacific Northwest. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was one of just four cities of its size recently recognized as a "Smarter City" energy leader by the Natural Resources Defense Council and one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine. In addition, Beaverton was named one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine, an All-America City finalist, as one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com, one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine, the Recycler of the Year from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, a Bronze Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists and as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities, the Beaverton Community Vision program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter. Beaverton also enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov, like the City of Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton, or follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.

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Prevent auto prowl, don't store valuables in vehicles
Vancouver Police Dept. - 07/23/14
Vancouver, Wash. - Do you know what your vehicle looks like to a thief? If you store valuables inside, it looks like a minute's worth of effort for a lot of free stuff. During summer months, parking lots near restaurants, trail heads, marinas, sports fields and other areas where vehicles are left unattended for periods of time are often frequented by auto prowlers looking for easy targets. These thieves will often work in teams, look for unsuspecting drivers who attempt to 'hide' a purse or wallet in their car or even the trunk. Once the driver moves away from the vehicle, the thief smashes the window, grabs the goods and makes a quick getaway with his buddy! Don't be fooled, thieves know all the "hiding" places. In addition to the damage caused to the vehicle, and the loss of property, identity theft and fraud often accompany this crime.

Protect your vehicle, your valuables and your identity. Don't store valuables in your vehicle!

Visit the Vancouver Police Department Auto Prowl Prevention page for the downloadable flyer and check out our auto prowl prevention video.

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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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Dr. Bob Cromwell to Serve as Site Manager at Pearson Air Museum (Photo)
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site - 07/23/14
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VANCOUVER, WA -- The National Park Service is pleased to announce that Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Archaeologist, Robert J. Cromwell, Ph.D., has accepted a detail as the Site Manager for the Pearson Air Museum and the Jack Murdock Aviation Center.

In this capacity, through an initial appointment of two years, Bob will manage operations, planning, and programming at the air museum complex, a unit of the National Park System, and will report directly to Tracy Fortmann, superintendent of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. He will also work closely with other park staff, including Eva Dodd, the park's special events coordinator stationed at the air museum, to continue and expand opportunities for special events and permitted uses at Pearson Air Museum (including the Historic Hangar and Tex Rankin Theater) and throughout the national park.

Bob is best known as a professional archaeologist and cultural resources manager, but he also has a past working in aviation, and an appreciation for all forms of historic transportation, including aviation history.

The son of a Navy veteran, Bob dreamed in high school of becoming a Naval aviator, and was a finalist for the Naval Academy, before being rejected when he discovered that he was colorblind during the physical exam portion of the application process. To help work his way through Oregon State University, Bob was employed by Reliant Aviation at Oregon's Albany Airport.

"I have always had a passion for aviation history, and as a child my room was filled with model airplanes, and my library shelves filled with aviation themed titles," said Cromwell. "In high school I subscribed to a British magazine, 'FlyPast,' and read them cover to cover, learning about aircraft restoration projects throughout the world. My favorite section was entitled 'Aero Archaeology' and I remember being enamored with the notion of my family moving to Great Britain so I could be closer to archaeological recovery excavations of Battle of Britain crash sites," he added.

Although planning on becoming an aircraft mechanic, the allure of historical and archaeological research made him choose a different career path. This detail will provide Bob with the opportunity to blend his personal and professional passions, and to help develop new aviation-oriented exhibitry and programs that celebrate the history of Pearson Air Field.

"Bob has an established rapport with staff at other air museums, and a network of peers throughout the national park system who work at aviation sites, including Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, Crissy Field at Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Wright Brothers National Memorial, and Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park," said Superintendent Tracy Fortmann. "In addition, he has experience in museum object conservation, a skill which will undoubtedly be utilized in his new position. Further, Bob is building relationships with National Park Service and other federal agencies who view aviation as a key aspect of their operations."

"The National Park Service has a long history of aviation heritage and utilizing aircraft in its management of over 400 national parks located in 49 of the 50 states," said Shad Sitz, the National Park Service Pacific West Regional Aviation Manager. "It is wonderful to see the NPS directly managing this important aviation related site and museum. The NPS has had an active aviation program since the early twentieth century, and we use aviation resources to safely conduct Search and Rescue operations, resource management, and fire suppression activities across the nation nearly every day."

"Frankly, I'm thrilled about Bob serving as the Site Manager for the Pearson Air Museum and Jack Murdock Aviation Center," said Fortmann. "He is highly motivated, hardworking, and incredibly bright.Bob's mixture of experience as a cultural resources manager and archaeologist, combined with his love of historic aviation and approachable personality, makes him the perfect candidate to lead efforts at Pearson Air Museum."

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CCO performances measures and cultural competence highlights of Community Advisory Council's August 1 public meeting
Health Share of Oregon - 07/23/14
Health Share of Oregon's Community Advisory Council will hold their monthly public meeting beginning at 12:30pm on Friday, August 1 at the CareOregon office building in downtown Portland.

At the August meeting, the Council will hear news and updates on the latest activities at Health Share, as well as presentations on the CCO performances measures and the results of a recent Cultural Competence Retreat.

The meeting is open to the public and Health Share members are encouraged to attend.

Date:
Friday, August 1, 2014

Time:
Council Meeting: 12:30pm to 2:25pm

Public comment period: 2:10pm to 2:25pm

Location:
CareOregon
4th Floor Dave Ford Room
315 SW 5th Avenue
Portland, OR 97204

Location is on SW 5th Avenue is one block south of the SW 5th and Oak and the SW 6th and Pine MAX stations.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided as needed for persons with disabilities. Those needing accommodations should contact Joe Enlet at joe@healthshareoregon.org or (503) 416-4959 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

- About the Community Advisory Council -
Comprised of Oregon Health Plan members, leaders from community-based organizations and county agencies, the Council plays a dual role. In addition to advising Health Share's Board of Directors on the strategic direction of the organization, the Council enables consumers to take an active role in improving their own health and that of their family and communities.

- About Health Share of Oregon -
Serving over 225,000 members in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties, Health Share of Oregon is a unique community-wide partnership created to ensure quality, cost-effective physical, dental and mental health care for Oregon Health Plan members. With a network of over 18,000 providers, including over 900 dentists, Health Share provides an integrated community delivery system with the objective of achieving better care, better health and lower costs for the Medicaid population and for the region.

Health Share is a collaborative of 11 founding partners: Adventist Health, CareOregon, Central City Concern, Clackamas County, Kaiser Permanente, Legacy Health, Multnomah County, Oregon Health & Science University, Providence Health & Services, Tuality Health Alliance and Washington County.

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Missing possible endangered (Photo) Subject and Child located
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/23/14
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UPDATE

Shortly after noon today a person called 911 to report that they had seen all of the news coverage of Kimberly Gibson and Stormy. They told operators that they had seen a female and child that matched the description near a shelter in Kelso. Police responded to the area where they located both Kimberly and Stormy.

Kimberly was taken into custody on her outstanding assault in the second degree warrant. Stormy was taken to the Kelso Police station where she was reunited with her father. There were no reported injuries.

The Clark County Sheriff's Office would like to than the media and the community for the assistance in this matter.



The Clark County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's assistance in locating Kimberly Ann Gibson and her four year-old daughter, Stormy A.J. Kennedy. On July 19, 2014, Kimberly assaulted her boyfriend, father of Stormy, by intentionally hitting him with her vehicle. The victim sustained injuries from the assault. Stormy was in the vehicle at the time of the assault and is believed to have witnessed the incident. Kimberly fled the scene in her van. The van was later found unoccupied in a parking lot in Longview, WA. Kimberly and Stormy's whereabouts are unknown. Kimberly has family in Montesano, Everett and Blaine and ties to Longview and could be in those areas. Warrants have been issued for her arrest. If you see Kimberly or Stormy you are asked to call 911. Anyone with information concerning Kimberly and Stormy's whereabouts is asked to call the Clark County Sheriff's Office tip line at 1-877-CRIME11 or 1-877-274-6311.

Suspect Kimberly Ann Gibson
White female
DOB 04/24/73
5'10" 200 lbs
Green eyes, long brown hair that is purple and pink on the bottom half
Tattoos: Tribal tattoo on back by shoulders, green beetle on left foot, green frog on right knee, unknown design on right ankle
Has family in Montesano, Everett and Blaine and ties to Longview.

Missing Child Stormy A.J. Kennedy
White female
DOB 04/20/10
3' 40 lbs
Blue/Blonde


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Sherwood's Music on the Green Concert Cancelled Tonight
City of Sherwood - 07/23/14
Sherwood's Music on the Green concert scheduled for tonight has been cancelled due to inclement weather.
UPDATE - FOUND SAFE: Public's Help Sought Locating a Missing 17-Year-Old Runaway from North Portland's Boise Neighborhood
Portland Police Bureau - 07/23/14
17-year-old Sierra Shaver returned home safely and is no longer considered a missing person.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help in locating 17-year-old Sierra Shaver.

Sierra is described as an Asian female, 5'7" tall, 185 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Sierra was last seen wearing a black, knee-length dress and brown sandals with flowers on them.

Sierra ran away from home on Monday July 21, 2014, and was later seen in the company of 41-year-old Pitya Yugusuk Lojuan, also known as "Lo Lo." Lojuan and Sierra have been associated to each other in the past. They left the area of Jefferson High School in a white Nissan pickup.

Lojuan is described as an African American male, 5'11" tall, and 160 pounds.

The circumstances leading to Sierra running away and her relationship to Lojuan are under investigation.

Anyone seeing Sierra is asked to immediately call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information about Sierra and/or Lojuan is asked to call Detective Lori Fonken at (503) 823-1081 or email her at lori.fonken@portlandoregon.gov.

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Oregon State Library Executive Committee Meeting Press Release & Agenda 7/29
Oregon State Library - 07/23/14
The Executive Committee of the Oregon State Library Board of Trustees will meet in Room 205 of the Oregon State Library on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Aletha Bonebrake of Baker City will chair the meeting, which will begin at 5:00 p.m.

Members of the public who wish to attend the meeting may come to Room 205 at the Oregon State Library.

Sign language interpretation will be provided for the public if requested prior to 48 hours before the meeting; notice prior to 72 hours before the meeting is preferred. Handouts of meeting materials may also be requested in alternate formats prior to 72 hours before the meeting. Requests may be made to Jessica Rondema at 503-378-2464.

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OREGON STATE LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING
July 29, 2014
5:00 p.m.
Oregon State Library Room 205
Aletha Bonebrake, Chair

Agenda

5:00 p.m. Report of the State Librarian Dahlgreen

5:30 Discussion of the Board Meeting for August 15, 2014 Bonebrake

5:45 Other business Bonebrake

6:00 Adjournment Bonebrake


NOTE: The times of all agenda items are approximate and subject to change.
It's not too late to make plans to attend an upcoming DHS Town Hall Meeting: Portland, Bend, Eugene, Medford, Online Webinar
OR Department of Human Services - 07/23/14
Oregon Department of Human Services -- Planning for Safety, Health and Independence in Your Community

You are invited to provide input and feedback to the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) on our priorities and strategic direction for 2015-17 and beyond in the following areas: Child Welfare, Aging and People with Disabilities, Intellectual/Developmental Disability Services, Self Sufficiency Programs (SNAP, TANF, ERDC), Vocational Rehabilitation, DHS agency operations, and other human services issues. Our community outreach this summer has two goals: first, to report on progress toward our long-term goals and strategic efforts as an organization; and second, get your thoughts and ideas as we plan for the next two years of work. Join DHS Director Erinn Kelley-Siel and members of the DHS Executive Team for an informative presentation and lively discussion about where the agency is today and where we are going in the next two years and beyond. Please forward this message to others who may be interested.

Wednesday, July 30
Portland - Portland Community College (Cascade Campus, Moriarty Arts & Humanities Building)
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
RSVP to: DHS.DirectorsOffice@dhsoha.state.or.us subject line Portland

Friday, August 1
Bend - Central Oregon Community College (Hitchcock Auditorium)
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
RSVP to: DHS.DirectorsOffice@dhsoha.state.or.us subject line Bend

Monday, August 4
Eugene - Lane Community College (Center for Meeting & Learning)
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
RSVP to: DHS.DirectorsOffice@dhsoha.state.or.us subject line Eugene

Tuesday, August 5
Medford - Rogue Community College (RCC/SOU Higher Education Center)
10:00 am - 12:00 noon
RSVP to: DHS.DirectorsOffice@dhsoha.state.or.us subject line Medford

Thursday, August 7 (special online meeting for those unable to attend in person)
Statewide -- Web-based interactive meeting, sign-up info & other details to come later.
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
RSVP to: DHS.DirectorsOffice@dhsoha.state.or.us subject line Web

NEW!! We are also working on setting up a meeting for folks in eastern Oregon for Mid-August! Let us know if you'd like information. Send an e-mail to DHS.DirectorsOffice@dhsoha.state.or.us subject line Eastern Oregon Meeting

Questions? Please contact DHS.DirectorsOffice@dhsoha.state.or.us
Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-28 Woodstock Neighborhood Homicide (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/23/14
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The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in solving a homicide that occurred in Southeast Portland's Woodstock Neighborhood.

On Tuesday July 22, 2014, at 10:56 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting at Southeast 57th Avenue and Harold Street. As officers were en route to the scene, additional information was broadcast that a male adult was on the ground injured.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim and determined that he was deceased.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner performed an autopsy on the victim, 19-year-old Paul William Krekeler, and determined that he died of a gunshot wound to the chest.

This is the 16th homicide in Portland in 2014.

Detectives have learned that several neighborhood residents heard multiple gunshots prior to the discovery of Krekeler's body. Krekeler appears to have run northbound on 57th Avenue before collapsing in a yard on the southwest corner of 57th Avenue and Harold Street. The residents of the home do not appear to have any connection to Krekeler.

Witnesses reported to police that a white SUV or truck was seen leaving southbound on 57th after the gunshots, but it is not been confirmed that this vehicle is related to the shooting.

No motive has been determined in 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.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by the tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave the tip information. Tips can be left in English or Spanish.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

Investigators:
Detective Chris Traynor
Portland Police Bureau
(503) 823-0449
christopher.traynor@portlandoregon.gov

Detective Bryan Steed
Portland Police Bureau
(503) 823-0395
bryan.steed@portlandoregon.gov

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Man drowns in Pacific Ocean off Seaside beach
City of Seaside - 07/23/14
Seaside, Ore. - July 23, 2014 - [UPDATE TO PREVIOUS RELEASE] On Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at approximately 5:25 pm, Seaside Dispatch received a report that a man had gone under water off the Seaside beach closest to Third Avenue.

Seaside Fire & Rescue responded to the scene and began search and rescue operations for 53-year-old Gerry Brett from Calgary, Alberta. Shortly after arriving on scene, a responding lifeguard and bystanders spotted the man approximately three blocks south of where he was seen going under. The man was brought to the waterline with CPR in progress at 5:32 pm.

Brett was transported to Providence Seaside Hospital, however efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.

The call to Seaside dispatch was the second of two ocean-water rescue calls in a span of two minutes. The first call came in at 5:23 pm with details of a 22-year-old male struggling in the water and a bystander swimming out to offer help in the ocean nearest to Avenue U. A lifeguard arrived and assisted two bystanders with pulling the 22-year-old victim out of the ocean. At approximately the same time of crews arriving on scene, the second call came in for assistance at the Third Avenue location.

The victim in the first case refused medical care and the Avenue U scene was cleared by rescue personnel at 5:33 pm.

Before the incident was finished at Avenue U, crews were already responding to the area of the reported drowning off of Third Avenue. Multiple calls were made about the second victim, including direct contact with the Seaside lifeguard tower.

Seaside Fire & Rescue would like to remind beachgoers that regardless of the water and air temperature - which rises this time of year, visiting the ocean has hazards unlike your neighborhood pool.

In cases like the two reported on Tuesday, rescuers caution untrained or unequipped public to be mindful of the dangerous conditions our ocean environment creates. Don't become a victim yourself. Be mindful of your own safety, keep your eyes on the scene and call 911.

The Seaside Fire & Rescue Lifeguard program is a service provided by the City of Seaside that runs from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The primary focus and goal of the lifeguard program is safety and prevention. Lifeguards provide ongoing safety and education to the public while being fully trained and equipped for water emergencies should they occur. Seaside Fire & Rescue oversees a three-mile stretch of beach in Seaside.

Seaside Police, Medix and the U.S. Coast Guard assisted Seaside Fire & Rescue on both rescue calls on Tuesday evening.


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Red Cross Provides Assistance at Multi-Family Fire in Albany
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/23/14
Volunteer members of the Red Cross disaster action team this morning responded to a disaster in the 400 block of 6th Avenue in Albany, Oregon. This multi-family fire affected six adults. Red Cross provided lodging, food, seasonal garments, clothes, comfort kits, and information about disaster mental health and disaster health services.
Ore. State Fair Homebrew Beer & Amateur Wine Competitions call for entries
Amber Lindsey PR - 07/23/14
Calling all DIY beverage makers! Oregon State Fair's Homebrewed Beer and Amateur Wine competitions are officially open. Competition handbooks describing more than 80 total beer and wine categories are available online.

Important dates:
Homebrew entries due July 31
Amateur wine entries due July 25 (registration due July 24)

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OREGON STATE FAIR HOMEBREW BEER AND AMATEUR WINE COMPETITIONS CALL FOR ENTRIES

SALEM, OR - July 8, 2014 - The 149th Oregon State Fair is officially accepting entries for its Homebrew Beer and Amateur Wine competitions, raising a pint and a wine glass in honor of Oregon's best DIY beverage makers.

Are you ready for the ultimate homebrewed beverage challenge? Here's how to enter.

Homebrew Beer Competition

*Entries due: Thursday, July 31 at 5pm if submitting at one of several designated drop off locations across the state, or Friday, August 1 at 5pm if delivering to the Oregon State Fairgrounds

*Entry fee: $8 per entry

*Categories: Enter your homebrewed best in 29 beer categories or the non-alcoholic soft drink category (categories details are available online).

*Award Presentation: Friday August 22 at 7pm at the Jackman-Long Stage

The Homebrew Beer competition is sanctioned by the American Homebrewers Association and the Beer Judge Certification Program.
Amateur Wine Competition

*Entries due: online entry forms and fees must be submitted online by Thursday, July 24; entries are due by 4pm on Friday, July 25

*Entry fee: $10 per entry

*Categories: Enter your amateur wine in one of 55 categories (details are available online).

*Award Presentation: Blue, red and white ribbons are presented on Friday, August 15. Blue ribbon best of show winners will also be honored Friday, August 15 at a special fair preview event: Pairings! A Celebration of Oregon Wine, Cuisine and Music.

The Amateur Wine Competition is sponsored by Chemeketa Community College's Northwest Wine Studies Center.

Excepting the soft drink category, all participants must be age 21 and over to enter.

Additional details - including required online registration links and category descriptions - are available online:

Homebrew Beer Competition: http://oregonstatefair.org/competitions/home-brew/

Amateur Wine Competition: http://oregonstatefair.org/competitions/amateur-wine/


Attached Media Files: 2014-07/4844/76217/Amateur_wine__homebrew_release_FINAL.pdf
Update: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue activated for lost hiker in area above Multnomah Falls
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/23/14
Update: The MCSO Search and Rescue (MCSO SAR) member that had the medical emergency is identified as Richard Chambers, Age 63, of Gresham, OR. He suffered an overwhelming medical condition which required Life Flight transport for treatment. His condition has since been upgraded to stable.

Richard Chambers is a first year MCSO SAR member. He has been very active over the course of the last year in both MCSO SAR searches and events. He is an avid hiker and served in both the Army and Coast Guard. He is also heavily involved with Boy Scouts of America Cascade Pacific Council.

Richard's family is asking media to respect the family's privacy and do not wish contact. The family also requests no visitors for Richard at this time.

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Correction: Hiker's name spelling - Robert Bruce Gwynn

Update: The MCSO Search and Rescue Team deployed on to the trail from the Multnomah Falls Trailhead at approximately 2:45 a.m. They worked their way up the trail and at 3:10 a.m. made audio contact with the missing hiker. Shortly after making audio contact with the hiker, one of the MCSO SAR team members suffered a medical emergency. The rest of the MCSO SAR team immediately attended to the fallen member and began providing medical aid. Additional resources from the Command Post were dispatched up the trail to assist and medical was requested to immediately respond to the Multnomah Falls Lodge to assist.

Corbett Fire Department and AMR responded along with additional MCSO and Troutdale Police Department units. AMR and Corbett Fire expedited up the trail to help render aid to the SAR member and transported the SAR member back down to Life Flight which had been activated, responded and was staged in the Multnomah Falls parking lot on I-84. The SAR member was transported to the hospital for treatment and is in critical condition. MCSO Sheriff's Office personnel are with the family and providing support for them.

Two members of the SAR team were dispatched to locate the missing hiker they had audio contact with as soon as additional resources arrived on scene on the trail. The missing hiker was located off Trail 400 near switchback 1. He was greatly relieved to see the MCSO Search and Rescue team members and was given some food and water while he waited with SAR team members until the SAR member with the medical emergency was evacuated down the trail. The hiker was a little cold and thirsty but otherwise was in good shape. The SAR members then escorted the hiker back down to the Multnomah Falls Trailhead.

The hiker is identified as Robert Bruce Gwinn, Age 52, of Cape Canaveral, Florida Robert set out from the Multnomah Falls Trailhead around 5:00 p.m. to take some pictures of the falls and said he lost track of time while he was walking around enjoying the scenery. When it began to get dark, he started to worry he wouldn't be able to find his way down from where he was. He wasn't carrying any equipment other than a walking stick and did not have a flashlight or other emergency items such as extra food and water, firestarter, or extra clothing with him. Once it became dark he couldn't see the trail and didn't know which way to go to get back to his vehicle in the parking lot. He called for help and said his battery was about to give out on his phone, which it did shortly after talking for a couple seconds with a responding deputy. He stayed in the area where he was after talking with the deputy and searchers were able to narrow down the general search area from the partial ping they received from the initial call.

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue is an all volunteer organization that is regularly called on to find the lost and care for the injured in the Columbia River Gorge, throughout Multnomah County and around the State of Oregon. For more information on MCSO SAR please visit www.mcsosar.org

More information will be provided when available.



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At approximately 11:20 p.m. MCSO Deputies were dispatched to Multnomah Falls after a hiker called 911 and said he was lost and his cell phone was almost out of power. He was trying to find his way back to where his vehicle was, but wasn't sure where he was at. Initial indications from cell phone information obtained on his potential location place the hiker somewhere in the area of Multnomah Falls. An MCSO Deputy did talk briefly with the hiker just before the phone cut off. Attempts to reach the hiker's cell phone have since been unsuccessful. Responding MCSO patrol deputies checked along the E. Historic Columbia River Hwy and located the hiker's vehicle near the Multnomah Falls lodge.

After searching the area along the E. Historic Columbia River Hwy east and west of the Multnomah Falls Lodge, MCSO deputies contacted the MCSO SAR Coordinator to begin activating MCSO Search and Rescue units. It is not known what equipment the hiker was carrying when he embarked on the hike, but a friend of the hiker contacted by phone said he is not an experienced hiker and is not familiar with the area.

MCSO Search and Rescue units have responded to the Multnomah Falls Lodge parking lot and are preparing to deploy to the trails to attempt to locate the missing hiker. Media staging is at the Multnomah Falls Parking Lot off E. Historic Columbia River Hwy near the Command Post.

More information will be posted when available.
Fatal Fire at 417 SE 6th (Photo)
Albany Fire Dept. - 07/23/14
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This morning at 6:41 a fire was reported from the Pacific overpass where someone saw smoke coming from an apartment complex located at 417 SE 6th Ave. Arriving fire department personnel saw flames and smoke coming from the top story of the apartment building. There were 10 apartments, two were vacant. Seven people were evacuated and one person died. The Red Cross was called to assist the occupants of the apartments.
Estimated loss is 300,000.00. Albany Fire department had 28 personnel at the scene while Corvallis Fire Department and Tangent Fire Department covered calls in the city.
Albany Fire Department and Albany Police Department are working together investigating the cause of the fire.


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PGE exchanging subset of meters to ensure customer safety and optimal performance
PGE - 07/23/14
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Portland General Electric has begun exchanging 70,000 of its residential meters because recent company tests show they do not meet PGE's operational and safety standards. PGE plans to resolve the issue by the end of October.

The problem is limited to a specific type of meter, installed primarily at some rental properties, that contains technology allowing it to be turned on and off remotely. The meters were installed between 2010 and 2012.

PGE's remaining 785,000 meters are different types and are operating safely. No business customers are affected, nor are most residences.

PGE's internal analysis and tests - confirmed by independent experts hired by the company - show this meter type did not perform optimally and in an extremely rare case, a meter could catch fire. Three small meter fires involving this type of meter have been reported in PGE's service territory, with only minor property damage in one case.

"While the risk is extremely low, it's simply unacceptable to us," said Bill Nicholson, senior vice president of customer service, transmission and distribution. "We are deeply committed to our customers and their safety, so we are exchanging these meters as quickly as possible."

The company has mailed letters to all affected customers, and launched a website (PGEMeterExchange.com) where customers can find more information and search using their eight-digit meter number to determine if it is one of the meters that will be exchanged. Customers can also call 877-835-1435 to learn more.

PGE always recommends customers take normal home safety precautions: keep flammable materials away from furnaces and electrical appliances, including the meter; check smoke detectors and fire extinguishers; and have an emergency exit plan.

Meters conduct electricity, so customers should never tamper with or attempt to remove the meter. Only PGE crews or its contractors should repair or remove a meter.


Attached Media Files: 2014-07/101/76234/NEWS_RELEASE_PGE_Exchanging_Subset_of_Meters_to_Ensure_Customer_Safety_and_Optimal_Performance_07.23.14.pdf
Prolific Metal Thief Arrested
Sherwood Police Department - 07/23/14
Sherwood Police have charged 62-year old Philip James Greene, a white male born 10/21/51 of Newberg, with three (3) counts of Aggravated Theft 1 and six (6) counts of Theft 1.
Mr. Greene was arrested on a secret indictment warrant out of Washington County and is currently lodged in the Washington County Jail.

The charges stem from an 11-month investigation conducted by the Sherwood Police that focused on multiple thefts of metal from a large Sherwood business. The victim business in this case cooperated fully with the investigation and was instrumental in helping Sherwood Police identify the suspect.
State launches alternatives analysis for Elliott State Forest
Oregon Dept. of State Lands - 07/23/14
Project includes outreach to interest groups, work with technical advisers

Salem - As directed by the State Land Board, a project team is working to gather information and examine alternative ownership and management scenarios for the Elliott State Forest.

Most of the 93,000-acre forest, located in Coos and Douglas counties, is overseen by the Land Board. The forest is managed for the Board by the Oregon Department of Forestry. About 84,000 acres is a land asset of the Common School Fund, a trust fund established at the time of statehood to help pay for public education in Oregon.

The fund has disbursed more than $240 million to Oregon schools over the past five years. However, reduced timber harvests on the Elliott due to litigation over species protections resulted in a net deficit of about $3 million in operating costs for fiscal year 2013. The negative returns conflict with the Land Board's fiduciary obligations to the Common School Fund.

The Land Board is composed of Governor John Kitzhaber (chair), State Treasurer Ted Wheeler, and Secretary of State Kate Brown. As trustees of the $1.4 billion fund, the Board must look at sustainable, long-term management of the fund's land assets, said Department of State Lands Director Mary Abrams. "We're seeking creative ideas from a wide variety of interest groups. We know how passionately many Oregonians feel about this forest, and we need new thinking about its future." she said.

The Elliott alternatives analysis team will be working with a number of interest groups, including the education beneficiaries of the fund; local officials and economic development groups in the area; conservation organizations and land trusts; and private timber interests.

The first round of stakeholder work sessions is being conducted during July in Salem, Portland and the Coos Bay area. A second round of sessions will be held in September.

Public comments are being accepted now via email or in writing, and additional opportunities will be offered at public meetings in the fall. More information about the project, meeting notes, contacts and the timeline is on the State Lands website: www.oregonstatelands.us.

The Elliott alternatives project is being led by John Potter and Stephanie Hallock Cummins, who both have years of experience in natural resource management and state government. Analysis and technical assistance is being provided by Eugene-based consulting firm Evergreen Economics and an interagency workgroup composed of state and federal agency representatives.

Using public input, research and modeling prepared by the technical consultant, and expertise provided by the interagency workgroup, the project team expects to draft recommendations in November for the Land Board's consideration at their Dec. 9 public meeting.

"Based on all the good ideas we're receiving from stakeholders, it's highly possible we'll offer a few solid alternatives to the Board, and they'll require further refinement on one or more of the options presented," said Abrams. "This is not something we're taking lightly. The Elliott has been an asset of the Common School Fund since the 1930s. It's always been important for school funding, but also for its conservation and recreation values. We need to do this right."

Additional information:

Elliott State Forest: http://www.oregon.gov/dsl/LW/Pages/Elliott-State-Forest.aspx
Common School Fund: http://www.oregon.gov/dsl/DO/Pages/aboutcsf.aspx
State Land Board: http://www.oregon.gov/DSL/SLB/Pages/index.aspx

The State Land Board consists of Governor John Kitzhaber, Secretary of State Kate Brown and State Treasurer Ted Wheeler. The Department of State Lands administers diverse natural and fiscal resources. Many of the resources generate revenue for the Common School Fund, such as state-owned rangelands and timberlands, waterway leases, estates for which no will or heirs exist, and unclaimed property. Twice a year, the agency distributes fund investment earnings to support K-12 public schools. The agency also administers Oregon's Removal-Fill Law, which requires people removing or filling certain amounts of material in waters of the state to obtain a permit.

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Update #2: Added Information & Photos - OSP Arrests Josephine County Murder Suspect Daniel Martinson in Cave Junction (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/23/14
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Update: The arrest of MARTINSON by Oregon State Police occurred as he was walking from a local food bank carrying a box of food along S. Junction Avenue next to Jubilee Park in Cave Junction. The photos were taken shortly after his arrest at the scene. OSP detectives and troopers were involved in the response and arrest.

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Following a citizen's tip Wednesday morning, Oregon State Police (OSP) detectives and troopers arrested DANIEL JOSEPH MARTINSON, age 44, who was wanted on a felony warrant for Murder related to a November 2013 homicide in Cave Junction, Oregon.

On July 23, 2014 at approximately 9:16 a.m., a citizen called 9-1-1 to report seeing MARTINSON in Cave Junction. OSP detectives were in the area and took MARTINSON into custody about ten minutes later without incident in a park.

OSP, US Marshals Service, and law enforcement agencies in southern Oregon and northern California have been on the lookout for MARTINSON since the warrant was issued.

OSP thanks the local Cave Junction community and Josephine County residents for tips reported during the search.

MARTINSON will be taken to the Josephine County Jail later where he will be lodged on the warrant.

No other information for release.

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2nd Annual NW Farmers Fighting Hunger Campaign Brings 85,000 lbs. to Food Banks in Oregon and Washington: Oregon Wins Trophy for Most Donations (Photo)
Dairy Farmers of Oregon - 07/23/14
Food banks in Washington and Oregon received the equivalent of more than 85,000 pounds of food from the 2nd Annual Northwest Farmers Fighting Hunger Cash/Food Drive – nearly 50 percent more than the 58,000 pounds donated in 2013.
Food banks in Washington and Oregon received the equivalent of more than 85,000 pounds of food from the 2nd Annual Northwest Farmers Fighting Hunger Cash/Food Drive – nearly 50 percent more than the 58,000 pounds donated in 2013.
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PORTLAND, Ore. - (July 23, 2014) -- Food banks in Washington and Oregon received the equivalent of more than 85,000 pounds of food from the 2nd Annual Northwest Farmers Fighting Hunger Cash/Food Drive - nearly 50 percent more than the 58,000 pounds donated in 2013.

The campaign, a joint effort between the states' Dairy Products Commissions, Departments of Agriculture, food banks and Fred Meyer, ran throughout June Dairy Month to raise awareness of the increased need for food and donations during the summer, when children have less access to school breakfast and lunch programs.

Oregon Department of Agriculture Director, Katy Coba, and Washington State Department of Agriculture Director, Bud Hover, supported the campaign with a friendly competition to see which state could generate the most food and funds.

Oregon won the competition and will take the Director's Trophy with $9,000 raised and 10,500 pounds of donated food. Pacific Foods in Tualatin, Ore., donated nearly half the total raised, with 500 gallons of shelf stable milk for families in need.

"We appreciate the efforts of the Dairy Farmers of Oregon to raise food and funds for Oregon Food Bank," said Susannah Morgan, CEO of Oregon Food Bank. "Milk, yogurt and cheese are key components in healthy meals, especially for children."

Cash donations were emphasized in order to take full advantage of the purchasing power of the Oregon Food Bank Network. Funds raised from Northwest Farmers Fighting Hunger will help get more nutrient-rich dairy foods, such as milk, cheese and yogurt into emergency food boxes.

The campaign included collection barrels throughout Fred Meyer stores, as well as events at selected stores in Oregon and Washington throughout the month. Kickoff events were held for the respective states in downtown Portland and at the Washington State Capitol. Contributions were also accepted at the campaign website.

"Northwest Farmers Fighting Hunger draws attention to the need for food during summer months when school breakfast and lunch programs are not operating," said Oregon Ag- Director Coba, noting that Northwest farmers show their commitment to fight hunger by donating more than 13.5 million pounds of food to the states' food banks each year. "We hope the partnership will grow and strengthen so that, together, we can make sure no one in the Northwest goes to bed hungry."

"Partnering with Washington and Oregon dairy farmers in a combined effort to fight childhood hunger means a lot to our entire employee team," said Melinda Merrill, Manager of Community Affairs for Fred Meyer. "The annual Northwest Farmers Fighting Hunger program is one step toward combating hunger."


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About Dairy Farmers of Oregon
Dairy Farmers of Oregon is a program of the Oregon Dairy Products Commission. The Commission works on behalf of Oregon's dairy farm families who, with the help of 123,000 dairy cows and Oregon dairy processors, provide award-winning cheeses, milk, butter, and an extensive line of premium ice cream, sour cream and yogurt. Milk is the official state beverage of Oregon, and Oregon is recognized nationwide as a leader for milk quality. The Oregon dairy industry is a community-conscious, caring business that contributes to nearly $1 billion to Oregon's economic well-being each year. Oregon dairymen and women care about their cows, their communities, and the land, air and water of Oregon. www.dairyfarmersor.com. The Commission also provides nutrition education through its program of the Oregon Dairy Council. www.oregondairycouncil.org

About Oregon Food Bank
Oregon Food Bank's mission: to eliminate hunger and its root causes ... because no one should be hungry. With sufficient public will and support of the entire community, we believe it is possible to eliminate hunger and its root causes. Oregon Food Bank collects and distributes food through a network of four Oregon Food Bank branches and 17 independent regional food banks serving Oregon and Clark County, Washington. The Oregon Food Bank Network helps nearly 1 in 5 households fend off hunger. Oregon Food Bank also leads statewide efforts to increase resources for hungry families and to eliminate the root causes of hunger through advocacy, nutrition education, garden education, and helping communities strengthen local food systems.


Attached Media Files: Food banks in Washington and Oregon received the equivalent of more than 85,000 pounds of food from the 2nd Annual Northwest Farmers Fighting Hunger Cash/Food Drive – nearly 50 percent more than the 58,000 pounds donated in 2013.
Theme Selected for the 57th Annual Beaverton Celebration Parade (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 07/23/14
The theme of the 57th annual Beaverton Celebration Parade will be "A World in Our City," created by Beaverton resident Joseph Gonzalez. This year's parade will be held Saturday, Sept. 6 at 10 a.m.
The theme of the 57th annual Beaverton Celebration Parade will be "A World in Our City," created by Beaverton resident Joseph Gonzalez. This year's parade will be held Saturday, Sept. 6 at 10 a.m.
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Beaverton resident Joseph Gonzalez was selected as the 2014 Beaverton Parade Theme Contest winner for his submission: "A World in Our City." Now in its 57th year, the Celebration Parade will be held Saturday, Sept. 6 at 10 a.m.

"The parade theme contest is a fun way for Beaverton residents to share their own unique perspective of the community and shape one of our signature events," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "This year's theme reflects Beaverton's character and diversity. You can experience world-class ethnic foods, arts and culture right here in Beaverton."

As the Parade Theme Contest winner, Gonzalez won a prize package that includes a "celebrity" ride in this year's parade along with a Beaverton-themed gift basket of products from local business.

"Beaverton is a unique, neighborhood-centric city," said Joseph Gonzalez. "It offers its residents a livability like most large cities offer with things like an annual parade, famous Farmers Market, international sister cities, diverse cultures, high-ranking public education, award-winning police force, local artistry, numerous parks, seasonal celebrations, industry, great public library and large public gathering places. We don't have to leave the city because the world is at our doorstep."

The Beaverton Celebration Parade began in 1957 and has grown into a citywide tradition. This year's parade is Saturday, Sept. 6 beginning at 10 a.m. Previous parade themes include: Everything is Golden, Community Pride...City Wide, Dancing in the Streets, A Vision of the Future, The Many Faces of our City and Community--For One and All.

For more information about the 2014 Celebration Parade or to see pictures from previous Celebration Parades, please visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/Parade. For those interested in participating, parade entry forms are available on the webpage and are due Aug. 15.

As part of this year's festivities, a 5K Family Fun Run/Walk will be held just before the parade at 7:30 a.m. This year's 5K Family Fun Run/Walk helps support the Beaverton Police Activities League (PAL). Runners and walkers can register online at www.beavertonfunrun.com

In 2014, Beaverton was again recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was one of just four cities of its size recently recognized as a "Smarter City" energy leader by the Natural Resources Defense Council and one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine. In addition, Beaverton was named one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine, an All-America City finalist, as one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com, one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine, the Recycler of the Year from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, a Bronze Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists and as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities, the Beaverton Community Vision program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter. Beaverton also enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov, like the City of Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton, or follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.

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Attached Media Files: The theme of the 57th annual Beaverton Celebration Parade will be "A World in Our City," created by Beaverton resident Joseph Gonzalez. This year's parade will be held Saturday, Sept. 6 at 10 a.m.
(Video and photos) Oregon Army National Guard assists wild fire suppression efforts
Oregon Military Department - 07/23/14
The Oregon Army National Guard continues to assist with fire suppression efforts at the Logging Unit fire west of Madras, Ore. Approximately 40 Soldiers are providing flight crews, refueling crews and communications for the four aircraft - two HH-60M Blackhawk helicopters and two CH-47 Chinook helicopters - assisting local authorities with containing the fire.

High-resolution photos are available for download at the following link:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/oregonmildep/sets/72157645435953557/

Video is available for download at the following links:
http://www.dvidshub.net/video/350837/oregon-army-national-guard-aviators-assist-civilian-fire-suppression-agencies

http://www.dvidshub.net/video/350484/oregon-army-national-guard-aviators-assist-fire-suppression

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NW's best-known cake contest returns to Oregon State Fair
Amber Lindsey PR - 07/23/14
The Gerry Frank Chocolate Layer Cake Contest returns! The popular baking contest (all made from scratch, no mixes allowed!) returns for its 55th consecutive year, with cakes judged solely by its namesake - Oregon's resident chocolate cake gourmand. More than 2,400 cakes later, Gerry Frank shares his tips about what makes a really great chocolate cake: http://bit.ly/1nm6Uf6.

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NORTHWEST'S BEST-KNOWN CAKE CONTEST RETURNS TO OREGON STATE FAIR
55th Annual Gerry Frank Chocolate Layer Cake Contest is sponsored by Macy's

SALEM, OR - July 23, 2014 - This August marks the 55th year of the Gerry Frank Chocolate Layer Cake Contest at the Oregon State Fair. Regarded as the Northwest's best-known cake contest, entries are judged solely by Gerry Frank based on just two bites of each decadent, made-from-scratch creation.

Frank has tasted more than 2,400 cakes as judge of the contest created in his honor in 1959 by newly inaugurated Governor Mark Hatfield. His is a palate ideally suited for the job: he is also proprietor of the gourmet cake shop and café Gerry Frank's Konditorei.

2014 entrants are invited to bring their cakes to the Creative & Artistic Stage in the Jackman-Long Building at the Oregon State Fairgrounds by no later than 1pm on Sunday, August 31. The first place winner will be awarded a $250 Macy's Gift Card and a party for six people at Gerry Frank's Konditorei. Additional details about how to enter are available online (oregonstatefair.org/competitions/sponsored/gerry-frank-chocolate-layer-cake-contest/).

Frank's preferences for deeply chocolate, moist, visually appealing cakes are what inspired 2013 first place winners Russell and Brenda Read, who used Godiva Chocolate Liqueur to distinguish their winning entry. First time baker and 2012 winner Meghan Loftus, a high school student at the time, catered her entry to Frank's love of dark chocolate cakes.

Heir to the Meier and Frank department stores and Senator Mark Hatfield's Chief of Staff for 25 years, Frank is also known for his Oregonian travel columns, available in a new second edition of "Gerry Frank's Oregon." His best-selling guidebook, "Where to Find It, Buy It, Eat It in New York" has sold over one million copies. Immediately following the 55th Gerry Frank Chocolate Layer Cake Contest, the judge and author will remain at the fairgrounds for a book signing.

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About the Oregon State Fair
The 149th Oregon State Fair takes place August 22 through September 1, 2014. Fair admission is reduced this year to $8 per person (ages 12 and up) and $6 (ages 6 to 11 and 62 and over). Oregon State Fair thanks its sponsors: Chemeketa Community College, NW Chevy Dealers, CHS Nutrition, Columbia Distributing, Comcast, Dairy Farmers of Oregon, Green Acres Landscape, Inc., Les Schwab, National Guard, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Oregon Lottery, Ricoh, Safeway, Sleep Country USA, and Wilco. Additional information about the fair is available at www.oregonstatefair.org.
Street Closures for 2014 Hoopla Basketball Tournament
City of Salem - 07/23/14
Hoopla is a 3-on-3 basketball tournament involving more than 800 teams and 700 volunteers. Event information can be found at www.ONGHoopla.com.

Beginning Tuesday, July 29, at 6 p.m. through Sunday, August 3, at 8 p.m., the following streets in the State Capitol area will be closed for the Hoopla Basketball Tournament:

* Court Street NE between 12th Street NE and Cottage Street NE
* Waverly Street NE between Court Street NE and State Street
* Winter Street NE between Court Street NE and Chemeketa Street NE

Additional streets will be closed beginning Friday, August 1, through Sunday, August 3:

* State Street between Winter Street and 12th Street beginning at 2 p.m.
* Cottage Street NE between Court Street and State Street beginning at 6 p.m.

All streets are expected to be reopened by Sunday, August 3, 2014, at 8 p.m. Drivers should avoid these areas or anticipate delays due to congestion.
White House names PCC model in Ready to Work initiative
PCC - 07/23/14
PORTLAND, Ore. - At a press conference yesterday, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden signed H.R. 803, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and named Portland Community College's Career Pathways Program as one of 30 examples nationwide that are making a difference in job training.

View interactive map of the examples: http://www.whitehouse.gov/ready-to-work#section-whats-working.

In his 2014 State of the Union address in January, the President tasked Vice President Biden with leading a review of federal employment and training programs, with the aim of making them more job-driven. That review is complete, and now that the White House has identified what is working across the country, the aim is to multiply those examples. The Vice President's report highlights successful job-driven training strategies, details executive actions that are being taken by the federal government, and new commitments by employers, non-profits, unions and innovators to help spread what's working and to support more Americans in getting and moving up in in-demand jobs and careers.

The Portland Community College Career Pathways Program has built pathways in a number of industries in partnership with the local workforce investment board, other community colleges, local employers, the state department of health and human services, and other entities. Career Pathways offers training that leads to credentials in a range of industries and serves 1,300 students per year. Average wages for Career Pathways completers one year after employment is $19.40 per hour, higher than the regional median wage.

The 13-year-old program works with the PCC Foundation to provide students partial tuition in pursuing Career Pathways Certificate of Completion, which are stackable credentials where students can earn multiple certificates that lead towards one-year certificates and two-year degrees. There are 35 Career Pathways certificates in career/technical education, or vocational English for Speakers of Other Languages training. The program provides internships for people who might not have much work history or are in a career transition. Plus, it guides students in career planning with employment specialists, learning how to market themselves to employers, network, use social media and practice interviewing via mock interviews.

View more details on the report or the press conference at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/ready-to-work/

About Portland Community College: PCC is the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon and 19th largest in the nation, serving approximately 89,903 full- and part-time students. PCC, which is roughly the size of Rhode Island, has three comprehensive campuses, five 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/
Columbia Heights Road to Close for Slide Repair
City of Longview - 07/23/14
The City of Longview will close Columbia Heights Road between upper Maplewood Drive and Lower Maplewood Drive for construction of a retaining wall to repair damage and stabilize the recent landslide. The City's contractor, DBM Contractors, Inc., will be starting construction Monday, July 28th. Construction is scheduled for a 4 week time period and the road will be closed continuously throughout that period.

During this time, motorists are advised to use Laurel Road and Glenwood Road/Virginia Way off Pacific Way, or Nevada Drive off Westside Highway to access the upper section of Columbia Heights Road.

The City is requesting your continued patience with traffic impacts to Columbia Heights Road and all of the alternate routes until the retaining wall is constructed and two-way traffic restored.

The City will post additional information regarding the closure as it becomes available, on its website at www.mylongview.com. Citizens can also get updates by checking the Longview, Washington - Government Facebook page.
Sheriff's Office Takes On Parole and Probation Operations (Photo)
Hood River Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/23/14
Parole and Probation staff take the oath of office on July 1, 2014
Parole and Probation staff take the oath of office on July 1, 2014
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HOOD RIVER, ORE. - On the morning of July 1, Parole and Probation personnel raised their right hands as Sheriff Matt English deputized staff. The Sheriff's Office officially assumed the reigns at the beginning of the fiscal year. Four Parole and Probation Deputies, a work crew supervisor and a corrections technician are tasked with supervising individuals in the community that are placed on probation by the court or released from prison. Currently, the division supervises around 300 offenders.

Parole and Probation has undergone many changes in recent years since counties took over in the mid-1990's following Oregon Senate Bill 1145. In Hood River County, Parole and Probation has been an autonomous county department twice and combined with the Juvenile Department, in what is known as the Community Justice model. The prevailing model in Oregon is for Parole and Probation Offices to operate under the direction of the Sheriff. Nearly half of the state is utilizing the sheriff model.

Sheriff Matt English, who started his law enforcement career in Parole and Probation, said he was excited about the future of the division. "I'm confident this is the right move for our community", English said. "This move makes sense for criminal justice in Hood River County. It will provide more continuity of services and will ensure the philosophy remains consistent with the other public safety components in the county".

One of English's first moves was to hire a commander to run the division's operations. Commander Jamie Hepner started in mid-June, just prior to the official transition. Hepner comes from Skamania County, where she ran the county's Parole and Probation services for several years. Prior to that, Ms. Hepner worked as a Parole and Probation Officer for Washington State Department of Corrections. She has also worked as a dispatcher and corrections deputy for Skamania County.

Sheriff English commends outgoing Community Justice Director Deirdre Kasberger for her work with Parole and Probation. "Deirdre has done a fantastic job rebuilding Parole and Probation. She's had to endure some tough times but she was able to transform the department by filling vacancies with smart, energetic personnel and helping to ensure offender accountability and rehabilitation remained the focus. Her work in the past few years makes this transition much smoother."

Parole and Probation deputies will now enjoy the resources of the Sheriff's Office, including enhanced training opportunities and access to additional equipment and support services.


Attached Media Files: Parole and Probation staff take the oath of office on July 1, 2014
(Photo update)PF&R at scene of early morning house fire at 2210 N. Rosa Parks Way
Portland Fire & Rescue - 07/23/14
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At 3:45am PF&R crews responded to a house fire at 2210 N. Rosa Parks Way. A resident there woke up to hearing "crackling" sounds and realized there was a fire in the home. After waking the two other residents, all were able to exit safely. When firefighters arrived they reported that one cat was still inside the home. As the first crews arrived they found heavy fire and smoke from the front of the home and began firefighting efforts. Fire burned through a power line to the home which fell and made contact with one of the fire engines being used to supply water to the firefighters. This engine had to be repositioned during a very critical period so as to avoid serious injury to the crews on scene.
One cat was pulled from the home and given oxygen at the scene but was later pronounced dead. Two residents were evaluated for smoke inhalation but were not transported to the hospital. One firefighter suffered a minor leg injury and was transported to Emanuel hospital.
Fire investigators are at the scene -they have not announced a cause but did make note of the lack of working smoke alarms in the home due to dead batteries.

Portland Fire & Rescue would like to remind everyone of the following safety messages regarding smoke alarms:

-Seconds count! You have less than 3 minutes to escape a house fire. All homes should have working smoke alarms.
- Install a smoke alarm inside every bedroom/sleeping area, outside every sleeping area (hallway) and on every level of your home, including basements.
- Having a working smoke alarm cuts the risk of dying in a home fire in half.
- More than 3 out of 5 home fire deaths occur in homes with no working smoke alarms.
- Teach children what your smoke alarm sounds like and what to do if they hear it: get out and crawl low under smoke.
- Contact PF&R's smoke alarm hotline at 503-823-3752 for more information about how to get smoke alarms for your home.

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UPDATE: Shooting Investigation Underway in Southeast Portland's Woodstock Neighborhood - One Person Deceased
Portland Police Bureau - 07/23/14
Homicide detectives are continuing their investigation into Tuesday night's shooting that left one man dead in Southeast Portland.

The victim has been preliminarily identified as a 19-year-old male.

Detectives have learned that several neighborhood residents heard several gunshots prior to the discovery of the victim. The victim appears to have run northbound on 57th Avenue before collapsing in a yard on the southwest corner of 57th Avenue and Harold Street. The residents of the home do not appear to have any connection to the victim.

Witnesses reported to police that a white SUV or truck was seen leaving southbound on 57th after the gunshots, but it is not been confirmed that this vehicle is related to the shooting.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner will perform an autopsy on Wednesday July 23 to determine the exact cause of death and to confirm the victim's identity.

No motive has been determined in the shooting.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact Detective Chris Traynor at (503) 823-0449, christopher.traynor@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Bryan Steed at (503) 823-0395, bryan.steed@portlandoregon.gov.

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This evening, Tuesday July 22, 2014, at 10:56 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting at Southeast 57th Avenue and Harold Street. As officers were en route to the scene, additional information was broadcast that a male adult was on the ground injured.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim and determined that he was deceased.

The intersection of Southeast 57th Avenue and Harold Street is closed in all directions.

Homicide Detectives and Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division are responding to begin a death investigation.

No additional information is available at this time. Updates will be provided when they become available.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call the Portland Police Non-Emergency Line at (503) 823-3333.

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Southeast Portland's Creston-Kenilworth Neighborhood
Portland Police Bureau - 07/22/14
This evening, Tuesday July 22, 2014, at 8:48 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to Providence Medical Center, located at 4805 Northeast Glisan Street, on the report that a gunshot victim had been brought to the emergency room.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and the male adult victim was transported to a Portland trauma hospital for treatment. Preliminary information indicates that the victim is suffering from multiple gunshot wounds but is able to talk to medical staff.

Officers spoke with the male adult that brought the victim to the hospital and learned that the shooting occurred at a residence in the 3600 block of Southeast 49th Avenue, and that the suspect fled the scene.

The suspect is described as a white male, 5'9" to 5'10" tall, thin build, unshaven, wearing dark clothing and sunglasses.

The motive of the shooting is under investigation but at this time it does not appear to be gang-related.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact the Assault Detail at (503) 823-0400.

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Title Correction to Listed Highway - OSP Investigating Death of ODOT Employee During Work Project - OR Highway 320 near Echo (Photo)
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is investigating the death of an Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) employee at a work site Tuesday afternoon along OR Highway 320 south of Interstate 84 near Echo. The victim's name and other related information will be released shortly by ODOT in a separate news release.

On July 22, 2014 at approximately 1:15 p.m., OSP and Umatilla County Sheriff's Office were notified of an accidental death at a chip seal paving operation work site on OR Highway 320 near milepost 35. OSP troopers are on scene and are the lead investigating agency.

Highway 320 is closed at the scene for the duration of the investigation. Oregon OSHA was notified and is on scene. No other information to be released by OSP at this time.

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City of Vancouver receives positive state audit
City of Vancouver - 07/22/14
Vancouver, Wash. - The City of Vancouver recently received a positive audit from the Washington State Auditor's Office of its 2013 financial records, grant management and compliance with laws and regulations.

The audit concentrated on accountability and compliance with state laws and regulations and City policies and procedures. The State Auditor also issued a clean and unmodified opinion on the financial condition of the City, which included a thorough consideration of the internal control structure of the City's financial reporting.

"Audits provide opportunities for the city to reaffirm our approach to assuring transparency, accountability and best practices in how we manage our community's resources," said City Manager Eric Holmes. "These results help build and reinforce confidence in the work we do here. Taxpayers expect and deserve a high level of performance from its local governments, especially when it comes finances."


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Tourism to Fort Vancouver NHS Creates $40.4M in Economic Benefit
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site - 07/22/14
VANCOUVER, WA - A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 733,539 visitors to Fort Vancouver National Historic Site (NHS) in 2013 spent $40.4 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 610 jobs in the local area. These numbers are all increases over those reported in 2012.

"Fort Vancouver proudly welcomes visitors from across the country and around the world," said superintendent Tracy Fortmann. "We are delighted to share the story of this place and the experiences it provides and to use the park as a way to introduce our visitors to this part of the country and all that it offers. As one of just over 400 national parks, Fort Vancouver is in an exclusive group -- an internationally significant place that helps represent the soul of America. National park tourism is a significant driver in the national economy - returning $10 for every $1 invested in the National Park Service - and it's a big factor in our local economy as well. We appreciate the partnership and support of our neighbors and are glad to be able to give back by helping to sustain local communities."

The peer-reviewed visitor spending analysis was conducted by U.S. Geological Survey economists Catherine Cullinane Thomas and Christopher Huber and Lynne Koontz for the National Park Service. The report shows $14.6 billion of direct spending by 273.6 million park visitors in communities within 60 miles of a national park. This spending supported more than 237,000 jobs nationally, with more than 197,000 jobs found in these gateway communities, and had a cumulative benefit to the U.S. economy of $26.5 billion.

According to the 2013 economic analysis, most visitor spending was for lodging (30.3 percent) followed by food and beverages (27.3 percent), gas and oil (12.1 percent), admissions and fees (10.3 percent) and souvenirs and other expenses (10 percent).

The largest jobs categories supported by visitor spending were restaurants and bars (50,000 jobs) and lodging (38,000 jobs).

To download the report visit http://www.nature.nps.gov/socialscience/economics.cfm

The report includes information for visitor spending at individual parks and by state. When compared to other national parks in the Pacific Northwest, the economic benefit of Fort Vancouver NHS is most comparable to that of Crater Lake National Park (NP), where 523,027 visitors in 2013 spent $43.7 million in communities near the park, supporting 661 jobs. In the category of local jobs supported by visitor spending in 2013, Fort Vancouver NHS (610) exceeded that of units including Mount Rainier NP (474), Ross Lake NRA (332), Nez Perce NHP (228), Lewis & Clark NHP (167), San Juan Island NHP (144), John Day Fossil Beds NM (94), Oregon Caves NM (70),Klondike Gold Rush NHP (41), Whitman Mission NHS (41), and North Cascades National Park (9), ranking a close fourth behind Olympic National Park (2,993), Crater Lake National Park (661), and Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area (639).

To learn more about national parks in Washington and Oregon and how the National Park Service works with Washington and Oregon communities to help preserve local history, conserve the environment, and provide outdoor recreation, go to www.nps.gov/WASHINGTON or www.nps.gov/OREGON.

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Oregon Cattlemen's Association announces scholarship recipients (Photo)
Oregon Cattlemen's Association - 07/22/14
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Oregon Cattlemen's Association announces scholarship recipients

SALEM, Ore. -- Oregon Cattlemen's Association officials are excited to announce the 2014 scholarship recipients from the Oregon Cattlemen's Stewardship Fund.

Andrew Miles, Patrick Linnell, John O'Leary, Garrett Robinson and Devin Robinson have each received scholarships to help fray the cost of higher education.

"With a record number of highly-qualified applicants, the scholarship award decision was particularly difficult this year," said the Oregon Cattlemen's Stewardship Fund Scholarship (OCSF) Committee Chair Norbert Hartmann. OCA officials appreciate the time and effort in submitting the applications and encourage all applicants to reapply next spring if they are still attending school.

Congratulations to the following 2014 OCSF Scholarship recipients:

Andrew Miles
Silver Lake, Ore.

Andrew Miles will attend Oregon State University this fall as a junior majoring in agricultural business management with a minor in animal science. He plans on pursuing a master's in agricultural education and plans on farming with his brother or becoming an Ag teacher. Miles said, "With all my experience in the field and classroom, I know I want a career in agriculture."

Patrick Linnell
Hermiston, Ore.

Patrick Linnell will attend Colorado State University this fall as junior as an animal science and agricultural business major. Patrick is considering entering graduate school to study ruminant nutrition. He is currently on an internship in Beef Procurement with Cargill. Patrick said: "No matter which of these paths life ends up taking me, I plan to be involved in some sector of the beef industry as I firmly believe it is on many levels one of the most rewarding industries."

John O'Leary
Paisley, Ore.

John O'Leary will attend Eastern Oregon University this fall as a junior majoring in agricultural science with a business minor. He is the fourth generation of a ranching family and plans to return to production agriculture after graduation. John said: "I really appreciate you selecting me for your scholarship. It truly is an honor to represent the Oregon Cattlemen's and the beef industry going forward."

Garret Robinson
Heppner, Ore.

Garret Robinson will attend Oregon State University this fall as a sophomore majoring agricultural sciences with a minor in rangeland management. Robinson is the fifth generation of a ranching family. Robinson said: "Agriculture is more than just a career path to me; it's a way of life." After earning a bachelor's degree in agricultural sciences, he plans to work for the Forest Service in the Range Department along with maintaining his own cattle herd.

Devin Robinson
Heppner, Ore.

Devin Robinson will attend Oregon State University this fall as a senior majoring in agricultural sciences with a minor in agricultural business management.

Robinson said: "Growing up as the fifth generation on my family ranch is a way of life that has taught me the values of family and hard work." He would like to be able to increase his cattle herd while being involved in organizations to advocate for agriculture and give back to his family and community that have supported him throughout his life.

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The Oregon Cattlemen's Association (OCA) works to promote environmentally and socially sound industry practices, improve and strengthen the economics of the industry, and protect its industry communities and private property rights. For more information, please contact Kay Teisl, Executive Director at kayteisl@orcattle.comor 503-361-8941. Visit the OCA website at www.orcattle.com


Attached Media Files: Andrew Miles , Patrick Linnell , John O'Leary , Garret Robinson , Devin Robinson
Update: Name Released - Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 95 north of Oregon/Nevada Border in Malheur County
Oregon State Police - 07/22/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Monday night's fatal traffic crash involving a passenger car and commercial truck along Highway 95 about seventeen miles north of the Oregon/Nevada border in southern Malheur County. The crash occurred during heavy rain and high water, resulting in the death of a California man. The victim's name is released in this update.

On July 21, 2014 at approximately 9:55 p.m., OSP Southern Command Center dispatch was contacted by Ontario 9-1-1 regarding a reported head-on traffic crash on Highway 95 near milepost 104. Emergency responders from Nevada responded and arrived on scene first. Due to the extensive distance to the scene, OSP arrived about two hours after the report was received.

A deputy from Humboldt County, Nevada Sheriff's Office arrived on scene first and encountered a scene of high water that was described as approximately 3 - 4 feet deep covering the highway. One of the involved vehicles, a 1999 Acura four-door with California license plates, had significant damage and was unoccupied. The deputy waded into the water and found a deceased adult male who was determined to be the registered owner of the car. The truck driver was not injured.

Preliminary investigation indicates at approximately 9:48 p.m., the Acura driven by STEVEN RICHARD HORNING, age 57, from Elk Grove, California, was traveling southbound on Highway 95 as a 2011 Freightliner truck pulling a semi-trailer driven by TIMOTHY DALE LONGHOFER, age 55, from Wilder, Idaho, was traveling northbound. In the darkness, both vehicles traveled into a dip on the highway where heavy rains caused high water to cover the roadway. As the Acura went into the high water, it tossed up a wall of water into the air and traveled into the northbound side of the highway where it collided head-on into the commercial truck.

OSP investigators believe the Acura's driver was not using safety restraints and was ejected from the car.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Humboldt County, Nevada Sheriff's Office, McDermitt, Nevada EMS, and ODOT. Elk Grove, California Police Department assisted with next of kin notification.

The highway was closed for over 8 hours before one lane was open.

No photographs available for release at this time.

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OSP Pendleton Lieutenant Receives Department's "Holly V. Holcomb" Award For Actions During Potentially Deadly Encounter Near Madras (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/22/14
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An Oregon State Police (OSP) lieutenant was presented Tuesday with the Department's "Holly V. Holcomb Award" in recognition of his professional response last year during a potentially deadly confrontation with an armed and dangerous suspect near Madras.

On July 22, 2014, OSP Major Travis Hampton presented the special recognition award to Lieutenant Michael Turner in front of family, friends and co-workers at the Pendleton Area Command office. The "Holly V. Holcomb Award" is presented to sworn employees who react to a situation in a heroic and professional manner, reducing the risk or loss of life or injury to citizens or another officer. The award is named after former Superintendent Holly V. Holcomb who died November 25, 1975, when he was shot and killed by an assailant in front of the OSP General Headquarters in Salem.

On April 26, 2013, a 56-year old fugitive wanted on an out-of-state warrant was being sought by OSP, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Madras Police Department, and Warm Springs Police Department after eluding officers in a remote, wooded area. Jefferson County Sheriff's Office also activated an airplane to assist with the search from the air after the suspect fled from a vehicle on foot.

During the two-hour search, Turner took charge of a rapidly escalating situation. The man, who was armed with a firearm, was spotted in the area east of Highway 97 northeast of Madras. During the encounter with the armed suspect, Turner shot and injured the man. After the shooting, Turner and assisting troopers rendered emergency medical care until relieved by paramedics and the wanted suspect was transported to a hospital.

"Mike's courage and leadership displayed in the line of duty during this potentially volatile situation may have prevented injury or death to his fellow officers and citizens who were in the area," said Superintendent Richard Evans.

Turner, age 37, joined OSP in 1999. At the time of the incident, he was working as a patrol sergeant at the Bend Area Command office. He was later promoted to lieutenant and his current assignment as the Area Commander at the Pendleton office.

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Tidewater to Acquire the Assets of West Coast Marine Cleaning, Inc.
Tidewater Barge Lines - 07/22/14
Vancouver, WA - July 22, 2014 - Tidewater today announced that it will acquire the assets of West Coast Marine Cleaning, Inc., a Vancouver-based marine & industrial cleaning services company. West Coast Marine Services will operate through a division of Tidewater Environmental Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tidewater Holdings, Inc.

West Coast Marine will stay headquartered at its current Vancouver, WA location with Robby Baker, GM, continuing to lead the 63 employee team. "We are proud to be joining a company with such a rich history, well-established brand and commitment to customer service and environmental stewardship. We are excited to become part of the Tidewater team," said Baker.

In operation since 1990, West Coast Marine's range of services includes industrial cleaning, hazardous and non-hazardous waste transportation, wet/dry vacuum services, tank cleaning, and ship cargo hold cleaning throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and parts of California.

"We have worked closely with West Coast Marine in the past, and our two companies share a strong culture of entrepreneurship and a focus on safety, quality and service to the customer. This acquisition is an outstanding fit, and we are excited about the possibilities for growth that it offers us," said Bob Curcio, Tidewater's President & CEO. "The synergies and strengths of the combined companies will result in additional service offerings to existing and new customers within an expanded geographic footprint."

Along with its inland transportation and terminal services, Tidewater can now provide a comprehensive range of onshore and offshore cleaning and waste transportation services to the marine and industrial business markets, as well as an expanded inventory of emergency response personnel and equipment.

"Tidewater has proudly served the marine industry for over 80 years, always striving to provide the most economical and environmentally sound customer solutions," added Curcio. "We look forward to developing and providing an even greater portfolio of services for our customers throughout the Pacific Northwest."


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About Tidewater
Tidewater is a multi-commodity transportation and terminal company headquartered in Vancouver, Washington. The company's operating area spans 465 miles on the Columbia-Snake River system extending from the inland Port of Lewiston, Idaho, to the Port of Astoria, OR, on the Pacific Coast. For more information, visit www.tidewater.com

About West Coast Marine Cleaning
West Coast Marine Cleaning works with marine and industrial businesses to provide ship, barge and vessel cleaning as well as industrial cleaning, bulk material transportation, and transportation services of hazardous and non-hazardous waste. www.westcoastmarinecleaning.com
UPDATE: Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) for Tuesday July 22
Portland Police Bureau - 07/22/14
Sgt. Pete Simpson is back on call via media pager.

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Sgt. Chuck Lovell is the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) today. He is available ONLY by email at charles.lovell@portlandoregon.gov. The media-only pager is not available today.

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Sharing their story and cycling to Stop Diabetes- Local Red Riders are Getting Their Bikes Ready to Be Part of the Stop Diabetes(R) Movement (Photo)
American Diabetes Association - 07/22/14
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Portland, OR (July 26, 2014) -- This year, in addition to all the cyclists that are coming together across the country to raise crucial funds to help change the future of diabetes, a more visible movement of Red Riders will be part of the American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure(R) annual cycling event Saturday, July 26 at Hillsboro Stadium. This year, more than 900 cyclists, including 120 Red Riders, are joining forces to raise $450,000 to Stop Diabetes.

Red Riders are people with diabetes who are raising awareness and money to Stop Diabetes by riding in Tour de Cure . Representing people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, Red Riders know what it means to have diabetes and they want others to understand that diabetes is a serious disease that can have deadly consequences.

Meet Blake Bell
Blake Bell, son of Brad Bell, member of the Community Leadership Board for Oregon and Southwest Washington American Diabetes Association, was diagnosed in July of 2009 at the age of 6 with type 1 diabetes. He's an active young man and hopes each day for a cure for diabetes. "I hope they get a cure, so I don't have to live with this anymore. It would be the best day of my life," says 11 year old Bell. Bell is riding in Tour de Cure for the first time this year on his team Blake's Biggest Fans. He was also recently featured in a video shown at the American Diabetes Association Father of the Year Awards Dinner on June 4 at the Moda Center. Blake and his family have benefited significantly from the Association's Safe at School program, a diabetes training program for area schools. You can watch his story here: http://youtu.be/9PFqGtBcxCM

Meet Paige Maas
Paige Maas was diagnosed in April of 2011 with type 1 diabetes. She is now 10 years old and will ride in Tour de Cure for the third time. This year, she has over 25 friends and family from all across the country riding with her in support of her journey to find a cure for diabetes. To date, Maas and her team, Paige's Pilots, have raised over $12,000 to Stop Diabetes. Maas and her family wish for a cure every day. "A cure means freedom. It would provide freedom of the constant anxiety that a mathematical error or technology failure could put Paige in the hospital and freedom from an enormous financial burden," says father, Brad Maas.

Meet Branden Russell
Branden Russell is riding in our Tour this year as a special guest. Russell is an Elite Team member of Team Novo Nordisk, a global all-diabetes sports team of cyclists, triathletes and runners, spearheaded by the world's first all-diabetes professional cycling team. Russell, originally from Seattle, Washington, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 17. Russell has been riding with Team Novo Nordisk for 4 years. "My motivational factor," he says, "is not only riding for myself, or even for the team, but for the millions people affected by diabetes-- that pushes me to give my all."

Meet Brian Nickerson
Brian Nickerson, 25 years old, is a 2014 Tour de Cure intern. He was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 23. With no history of diabetes in his family, his diagnosis came as a surprise. He has recently gotten back on his bike and is riding every day. "I have a more complete understanding of what my body gains from the rides. Riding my bike makes me feel completely healthy. It makes me feel gratitude for everyone who has helped me in the last two years and it gives me the energy to start giving back to others that are affected by diabetes," says Brian Nickerson. Nickerson launched the 2014 #whyiridepdx campaign, asking Tour de Cure riders to document their rides and share why they ride. He has spent the past few weeks chalking popular local bike routes with #whyridepdx and it has picked up steam by many local riders. You can follow his campaign through Twitter (@TourdeCurePDX) and on Facebook (facebook.com/tdcORWA).

Today, there are nearly 29.1 million Americans--including 347,000 people in our community--who have diabetes. While an estimated 21 million have been diagnosed, unfortunately, 8.1 million people are unaware that they have the disease. Recent estimates project that as many as one in three American adults will have diabetes in 2050 unless we take the steps to stop this trend.

Tour de Cure is designed for anyone from the casual rider to the experienced cyclist with routes that include the 5-mile family ride to the 100-mile century. Routes will feature rest stops with food to fuel the journey and volunteers to cheer riders on to the finish line party that will include food, entertainment and activities for the whole family.

Tour de Cure raises funds through registration fees and pledges collected by the cyclists to fund the mission of the American Diabetes Association; to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. To register, visit diabetes.org/portlandtourdecure or call 503-736-2770.

The Red Rider program is sponsored by Novo Nordisk, AstraZeneca and Sanofi. Local Tour sponsors include Columbia, Genentech, Walgreens, MacKay Sposito, Carr Subaru, Stoel Rives LLP, Pacific Power, Willbros, The Standard, Cushman & Wakefield, KGW News Channel 8 and Clear Channel Outdoor. National Tour sponsors include Gold's Gym, Lilly Diabetes, Primal Cycling Apparel and GoMacro

The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes and it's deadly
consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.

All above mentioned Red Riders are available for interview and photos during the week of July 21 and on ride day, July 26.


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Two Vehcile Crash Injures Two People
Portland Police Bureau - 07/22/14
This morning, Tuesday July 22, 2014, at 9:16 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a crash involving two vehicles in the area of SE 82nd Avenue and SE Yamhill St.

Responding officers and medical personnel arrived to find two drivers suffering from traumatic injuries; both individuals were transported to area hospitals.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is on scene conducting the investigation; SE 82nd Avenue and SE Yamhill St. will remain closed at this time.

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OSP Arrests Cave Junction Man After Attempt to Elude on ATV (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/22/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) arrested a 23-year old Cave Junction man Monday evening after the man attempted to elude OSP on a four-wheeler all-terrain vehicle (ATV).

According to Sergeant Brandon Boice, on July 21, 2014 at approximately 6:00 p.m., OSP personnel in marked and unmarked vehicles were in the Cave Junction area when they saw a man operating a green 2004 Artic Cat ATV on Highway 199, popping wheelies and driving in a reckless manner. They tried to stop the ATV but the operator failed to yield and fled at a high rate of speed southbound from Cave Junction, eventually driving onto Blas Cerdena Drive where the ATV operator encountered a dead end. The operator tried fleeing off the road but his path was stopped by fencing and OSP blocked the ATV from fleeing further.

At approximately 6:03 p.m., OSP took the operator, MICHAEL ALAN MURPHY, age 23, into custody without further incident. MURPHY was lodged in the Josephine County Jail for Felony Attempt to Elude on a Vehicle and Reckless Driving. He was also cited for several traffic violations.

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Murphy photo - Josephine County Sheriff's Office

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Suspects arrested in stabbing in Woodburn
Woodburn Police - 07/22/14
WOODBURN - Woodburn police arrested two men stemming from a fight that occurred the evening of July 20, which left one man hospitalized with stab wounds and cuts on his face.

Woodburn police responded to a report of a fight in the 400 block of N. Pacific Highway in Woodburn and upon arrival police found the suspects, Arturo Dominguez-Ojeda, 20, and Alonso Dominguez-Ojeda, 25, on the scene. Arturo Dominguez-Ojeda was holding a knife and both suspects had blood on their hands and clothes. Both appeared intoxicated and were uncooperative with police.

Police then found the victim, a 37-year-old man, with injuries to his face. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Police then arrested Arturo and Alonso Dominguez-Ojeda on charges of Assault 3 and Menacing.

Witnesses at the scene stated Arturo Dominguez-Ojeda and Alonso Dominguez-Ojeda attacked the victim with a broken glass bottle and then with a kitchen knife before the victim was able to escape and run away.

Both suspects were transported to Marion County Jail.
Woodburn police seek public's help identifying armed robbery suspect (Photo)
Woodburn Police - 07/22/14
Sherwin-Williams robbery suspect
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WOODBURN - Woodburn police are seeking the public's help in finding a man who robbed the local Sherwin-Williams paint store at gunpoint on the afternoon of July 6. The store is located in the 1500 Block of N. Pacific Highway in Woodburn. No one was injured during the robbery and the suspect got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect is described as being a Hispanic male adult in his early to mid-30s, approximately 5-feet-10, weighing about 140 pounds.

Attached is a forensic artist's sketch of the suspect.

Anyone who may recognize this person, or who has information regarding the robbery, is asked to contact Det. Shawn Hershberger at 503-980-2460.


Attached Media Files: Sherwin-Williams robbery suspect
BGPD Patrol Cars now Equipped with Life-Saving AED's
City of Battle Ground - 07/22/14
Battle Ground Police Department patrol officers are now armed with an important life-saving tool - Automated External Defibrillators (AED's). The devices were provided by Clark County Fire & Rescue (CCFR) who secured a grant from the Clark County Public Safety Education Committee in the amount of $17,500 to equip each of the police department's 12 patrol vehicles with an AED.

AED's are used in cases of life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias which lead to cardiac arrest. They are light-weight, portable devices with adhesive electrode pads that connect to an individual's chest to automatically analyze the electrical activity of the heart and, if needed, send an electric shock to the heart to try to restore a normal rhythm.

"Since officers are out patrolling our neighborhoods 24/7, they are often the first to arrive on scene," said Battle Ground Police Chief Bob Richardson, "The AED's allow our officers to start life-saving measures right away, when minutes are critical, until CCFR personnel arrive."

The City of Battle Ground contracts with Clark County Fire & Rescue to provide fire and rescue services within the City. For more information about the City of Battle Ground visit www.cityofbg.org.
Watch Seattle Seafair events on CVTV channel 21
City of Vancouver - 07/22/14
Vancouver, Wash. - Clark/Vancouver Television (CVTV) will air KIRO television coverage of Seattle Seafair events locally on CVTV Cable Channel 21. KIRO television, the CBS affiliate in Seattle, will provide live coverage of the Alaska Airlines Seafair Torchlight Parade on Saturday, July 26, between 7 and 10 p.m. and the Albert Lee Cup Unlimited Hydroplane Race at Seafair on Sunday, Aug. 3, between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.

CVTV has an agreement with KIRO that allows it to air both news and other local public affairs programming from the Seattle station.

Live streaming hydroplane race coverage and schedules can also be viewed on CVTV's websiste at www.cvtv.org.

CVTV is the local government, cable access channel operated and funded by the City of Vancouver and Clark County, Washington.

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American Red Cross issues urgent call for blood and platelet donors
American Red Cross Blood Services - 07/22/14
Blood donations needed now to prevent emergency situation

PORTLAND, OR (July 22, 2014) - The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give.

Donations through the Red Cross are down approximately 8 percent over the last 11 weeks, resulting in about 80,000 fewer donations than expected. The number of donors continues to decline, and the shortfall is significant enough that the Red Cross could experience an emergency situation in the coming weeks.

In addition, the Independence Day holiday falling on Friday reduced the number of blood drives scheduled in early July. Many sponsors did not host drives because people took vacations either over the long weekend or for the entire week. In an average summer week, about 4,400 Red Cross blood drives are scheduled, compared to Independence Day week when only 3,450 drives occurred.

"Hospital patients continue to need lifesaving blood this summer, and they're relying on the generosity of volunteer donors to give them hope in the days and weeks ahead," said Jeff Allen, CEO for the Red Cross Pacific Northwest Blood Services Region. "Please, consider giving the gift of life. Each day donations come up short, less blood is available for patients in need - and you never know when it could be your loved one needing blood."

Eligible donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood are especially needed at this time. Type O negative is the universal blood type and can be transfused to anyone who needs blood. Types A negative and B negative can be transfused to Rh positive or negative patients.

There is also an urgent need for platelet donations. Platelets - a key clotting component of blood often needed by cancer patients, burn victims and bone marrow recipients - must be transfused within five days of donation, so it's important to have a steady supply of platelets on hand.

The summer can be among the most challenging times of the year for blood and platelet donations as regular donors delay giving while they take vacations and participate in summer activities. When school is out of session for summer break, donations from those who normally give on campus tend to drop by more than 80 percent.
Every day this summer is a chance to give hope to patients in need and their network of family and friends. July 13 marked the half-way point for the Red Cross campaign "100 Days of Summer. 100 Days of Hope." Blood and platelet donations are needed now and for the rest of the summer. Individuals who donated blood earlier this summer may now be eligible to donate again and help patients such as accident victims, heart surgery patients and children with blood disorders.

Local Blood Donation Opportunities
See downloadable list of local blood donation centers and mobile blood drives for July 22 through August 10.

How to Donate Blood
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver's license, or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 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 redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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07/21/14
Heisson area Serious injury crash - Lifeflight Activation (Photo)
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/21/14
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UPDATE

Involved in the crash from last Friday were:

Jennifer Hanes 35 of LaCenter

Ethan Hanes 9 yo son

Any medical information updates would need to be obtained through the hospitals.


About 13:00 Hrs. today a 1997 white Ford Expedition operated by the owner, a 35 YOA female, resident of La Center, WA. was N/B on NE 152nd Ave. at the 30300 Blk. when a deer suddenly ran out in front of the vehicle. The impact caused the driver to swerve off the road and crash into a ravine on the east side of the roadway. The only passenger, the woman's nine year old son was seated in the front passenger seat. Both the woman and child were injured in the crash. The woman was attended and transported to Peace Health SW Wa Hospital via North Country Ambulance with unspecified but non-life threatening injuries. The Nine yoa was treated by EMS and taken to Emanuel Hospital via Lifeflight with unspecified critical injuries, at last check he is in critical but stable condition at the hospital. No other vehicles were involved. The deer was killed in the impact. The crash is being investigated by the Clark County Sheriff's Traffic Unit. Excessive speed or driver impairment are NOT involved in the crash. The driver's name is being withheld pending family notifications.


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Arrest made in fires in Orchards
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/21/14
This morning, the Clark County Sheriff's Office arrested an Orchards man in relation to a fire that occurred in the early morning hours of July 21, 2014

Brandon Emery, 18, was booked into the Clark County Jail charged with 2nd Degree Arson as a result of an investigation conducted by the Clark County Fire Marshal's Office and the Clark County Sheriff's Office.

Emery lit two grass fires near York Elementary School. Damage was limited to two small areas, less than a quarter acre. The fires were set in tall dry grass and had extreme potential to become very large.

Emery also spoke to the investigators about his involvement in other fires in the area.

The investigation is ongoing and may result in additional charges.
Forest Grove Police Plans National Night Out Events and Joins Forest Grove Summer Fest
Forest Grove Police - 07/21/14
The Forest Grove Police Department will be celebrating National Night Out on Tuesday August 5th by visiting neighborhoods throughout the Forest Grove community from 4pm-8pm with ice cream, free give-away's and visits by the men and woman that serve and volunteer with the Forest Grove Police Department. The police department will also be visiting association picnics, block parties and Neighborhood Watch gatherings in the first two weekends of August for those who could not plan a Tuesday evening activity.

This year, the Forest Grove Police Department will also join the Forest Grove "Summer Fest" celebration on Sunday August 10th from 11am-6pm. The event will be held at the sports field near 16th Avenue and Elm Street and will include food vendors, entertainment, a market place, pony rides, face painting, games, free ice cream and more! The department will have several informational booths set up to provide information on getting involved in the local community with Neighborhood Watch and other crime fighting programs.

These events are all part of the Forest Grove Police Department's commitment to outreach to prevent crime and build a safer community.

Anyone with questions about joining or starting a Neighborhood Watch group in their area can call Forest Grove Police at 503.992.3260.
Update: Photo - Madras High School Track & Field Coach Arrested on Allegation Related to Unlawful Relationship With Team Member (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/21/14
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Note: Questions regarding this investigation should be directed to the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office at (541) 475-4452.

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The head track and field coach at Madras High School was arrested Monday by Oregon State Police (OSP) related to an investigation into an alleged unlawful relationship with a 17-year old male member of the high school track team. OSP is continuing the investigation and requesting contact from anyone with information or who may have been a victim related to this investigation.

On July 21, 2014, OSP troopers and detectives arrested MELISSA BOWERMAN, age 43, at her residence in Fossil, Oregon. BOWERMAN was transported by OSP to the Jefferson County Jail in Madras and lodged on the following charges:

* Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree (class C felony)
* Luring a Minor (class C felony)
* Online Sexual Corruption of a Child in the Second Degree (class C felony)
* Contributing to the Sexual Delinquency of a Minor (class A misdemeanor)

Earlier this month, OSP received a tip that BOWERMAN, who has been coaching at Madras High School for two years, was involved in an inappropriate relationship with a juvenile male. Subsequent investigation, in cooperation with the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office, identified the juvenile male and developed evidence that led to her arrest related to alleged unlawful conduct since May 2014.

OSP investigators are concerned there may possibly have been other victims. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call OSP Northern Command Center dispatch at 800-452-7888. Tips will be forwarded to the lead investigator for follow up.

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Wells Fargo to host Retirement Day in Oregon, S.W. Washington bank branches this week
Wells Fargo - 07/21/14
Wells Fargo will host its first Retirement Day at all of its 128 banking locations in Oregon and S.W. Washington this week.

Customers are invited to visit a Wells Fargo bank on Saturday, July 26, and have a personal conversation about how they are doing on their journey to retirement, or how to get started on saving for retirement (locations that are normally closed on Saturdays will host their Retirement Day on Friday, July 25).

"Two-thirds of our customers rank 'savings and investing' or 'retirement' as their number one financial priority," said Oregon Region President Tracy Curtis. "Retirement Day will help customers understand the importance of saving early and regularly, as well as having a plan to track progress and estimate funds in retirement."

Customers who meet with a banker on Retirement Day for their financial review will receive a dream bank as a token of Wells Fargo's appreciation.

"We are excited to start a new retirement conversation with customers or to check in with those who may be saving diligently and want a check-up on their plan and goals. We think our bank branches are the perfect place to have that dialog," said Curtis.

"Retirement confidence is strongly tied to having a plan," she added. "Saving early and regularly is critical to the success of one's financial outcome for retirement."

More information is available by calling a local Wells Fargo bank. Appointments are not required but are recommended.

About Wells Fargo
Serving the Pacific Northwest since 1852, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.6 trillion in assets. Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 locations; 12,500 ATMs; and the internet (wellsfargo.com). Wells Fargo perspectives and stories are also available at blogs.wellsfargo.com and at wellsfargo.com/stories.
Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-27 Commercial Burglary (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/21/14
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The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in solving a commercial burglary in Northeast Portland.

On Wednesday July 16, 2014, at 8:15 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a commercial burglary at T.D. Curran, located at 12310 Northeast Whitaker Way.

Officers spoke with the victim who told police that the burglary occurred overnight, at approximately 10:20 p.m.

T.D. Curran sells Apple products, including iPads, monitors, laptops, and iPhones.

The suspect or suspects broke into a vacant warehouse space next to the store, then broke through a common wall to access the store.

The victim estimates the total loss to be nearly $180,000 worth of products, including at least five customers property.

At this point there is no suspect information in this case.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to make people aware that thieves often will sell stolen property at a greatly reduced price through online ads. All of the property from this burglary is accounted for by serial number and will be listed as stolen property.

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.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by the tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave the tip information. Tips can be left in English or Spanish.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

Investigator:
Detective Mace Winter
Burglary Detail
mace.winter@portlandoregon.gov

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Driver Who Struck Two People on Bicycles Saturday Night Arrested for Assault, Hit and Run (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/21/14
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On Saturday July 19, 2014, at 10:51 p.m., 32-year-old Lisa Lynn Vesely was arrested by Portland Police after fleeing the scene of a crash into two people riding bicycles on Southwest Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway.

Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle in on Southwest Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway at 50th Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and learned that the suspect vehicle fled the scene, leaving two injured people

Officers learned that 30-year-old Jasmine Zamora was riding behind 25-year-old Cameron Duff, when they were struck from behind by a dark-colored car that fled the scene. Zamora was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries while Duff was treated at the scene.

Duff and a witness told police that the suspect vehicle drove back by the crash scene before police arrived and continued driving westbound on Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway.

A witness later flagged down police and told officers that they followed the suspect vehicle to a residence in the 5700 block of Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway.

Officers responded to that location, seized the vehicle and, after additional investigation, arrested Vesely for the hit and run crash.

Vesely was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Third Degree, Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII), Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver, and two counts of Reckless Endangerment.

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Open burning banned on lands protected by ODF in Wallowa County
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/21/14
The Oregon Department of Forestry, in conjunction with fire departments from Wallowa, Joseph, Enterprise and Wallowa Lake, is restricting all open burning on lands within their protection area in Wallowa County. Any burn permits that were previously issued have been suspended. Recent hot, dry weather has elevated the fire danger throughout the county.

"We have seen an increase in human caused fires over the last week and with many firefighters already battling fires in the region we need to reduce the potential of additional starts and let fire fighters focus on those ignited by lightning," states Wallowa County Fire Chief Paul Karvoski. Thunderstorms are predicted to pass through Wallowa County over the next few days.

The Northeast Oregon District of the Oregon Department of Forestry remains in a Regulated-Use Closure. Reducing human-caused fires within the Northeast Oregon District is the objective of the closure, which includes the following restrictions:

* Open fires are prohibited, including campfires, charcoal fires, cooking fires and warming fires, except at designated locations. Designated locations within the Regulated Use Closure area include but are not limited to the following Oregon State Parks: Emigrant Springs, Ukiah Dale, Catherine Creek, Hilgard Junction, Red Bridge, Wallowa Lake, Minam and Unity Lake. Portable cooking stoves using liquefied or bottled fuels are allowed.

* Debris burning is prohibited.

* Smoking is prohibited while traveling, except in vehicles on improved roads, in boats on the water, or at a cleared area free of flammable vegetation.

* Non-Industrial chain saw use is prohibited, between the hours of 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. Chainsaw use is permitted at all other hours, if the following firefighting equipment is present with each operating saw: one ax, one shovel, and one 8-ounce or larger fire extinguisher. In addition, a fire watch is required at least one 1 hour following the use of each saw.

* Cutting, grinding and welding of metal is prohibited, between the hours of 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. Cutting, grinding and welding of metal is permitted at all other hours, if conducted in a cleared area and if a water supply is present.

* Mowing of dried and cured grass with power-driven equipment is prohibited between the hours of 1 p.m. and 8 p.m., except for the commercial culture and harvest of agricultural crops.

* Any electric fence controller in use shall be: 1) Listed by a nationally recognized testing laboratory or be certified by the Department of Consumer and Business Services; and 2 ) Operated in compliance with manufacturer's instructions.

* Use of fireworks is prohibited.

* Use of sky lanterns is prohibited.

* Use of exploding targets is prohibited.

* Use of tracer ammunition or any bullet with a pyrotechnic charge in its base is prohibited.

* Possession of the following firefighting equipment is required while traveling, except on state highways, county roads and driveways: one shovel and one gallon of water or one 2?1/2 pound or larger fire extinguisher.

The Regulated Use Closure for ODF's Northeast Oregon District affects private, state, county, municipal, and tribal lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry in seven counties: Union, Baker, Wallowa, Umatilla, and small portions of Malheur, Morrow and Grant. The Regulated Use Closure is intended to protect natural resources and public health and safety.

Visit our website at http://www.oregon.gov/odf/northeastoregon/Pages/index.aspx or contact a local Oregon Department of Forestry office for more complete information on ODF Restrictions:

La Grande Unit (541) 963-3168
Baker City Sub-Unit (541) 523-5831
Wallowa Unit (541) 886-2881
Pendleton Unit (541) 276-3491

To report a fire, contact:
Blue Mountain Interagency Dispatch Center, (541) 963-7171,
or call 9-1-1.

Follow ODF on Twitter: http://twitter.com/OrDeptForestry
and Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/oregondepartmentofforestry

Please check with your local Forest Service office for fire regulations on National Forest land. Information on Public-Use Restrictions on the Oregon Department of Forestry, Umatilla National Forest and Wallowa Whitman National Forest can be found at http://bmidc.org/index.shtml under Current Information: Fire Restrictions.
Salem Police Recover Skeletal Remains
Salem Police Dept. - 07/21/14
Sunday at about 6:50 PM, officers of the Salem Police Department responded to a wooded area near Hawthorne Ave SE and State St in response to a report someone had spotted human remains. It was confirmed that there was a body; however, the decision was made to secure the scene until the following morning when conditions would be better for processing.

This morning Salem Police detectives, assisted by the Oregon State Police Crime Laboratory, recovered the skeletal remains of a human. The remains are being transported to the State Medical Examiner's Office for analysis. There is a tentative identification of a 48 year old male; however, pending confirmation and notification of next of kin, that name will not be released. There was no indication of homicidal violence during the initial processing of the scene.
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Follow Up from the guns stolen at Fred Meyer
Newberg-Dundee Police Dept. - 07/21/14
On June 18, 2014 shortly after 9:00 pm a male suspect stole 22 handguns from the Newberg Fred Meyer store. At 10:45 pm that night store employees noticed that the guns were stolen and contacted the Newberg-Dundee Police Department.

The guns were for sale and stored in a locked display case prior to the theft. The suspect was able to break into the display cases with a hammer that he stole from Walmart in Woodburn and placed the guns into a backpack that he stole from a shelf at Fred Meyer.

Based on witness statements and video surveillance footage during the investigation the Newberg-Dundee Police Department released a bulletin with a still photo of the suspect to the media as well as other law enforcement agencies in the region.

Officers and detectives were able to obtain all makes, models and serial numbers of the guns and enter them into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) as well as the Law Enforcement Data System (LEDS). The Newberg-Dundee Police Department also contacted a federal agent from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to assist should the firearms be located.

On June 21, 2014, at approximately 7:27 PM, an off-duty Mount Vernon Washington Police Officer, aware of the outstanding Theft and Resisting Arrest Warrants on Mark A. Reyna, observed him (Reyna) driving a black Audi. When on-duty officers attempted to contact Reyna, he fled in his vehicle.

After a short pursuit, Reyna exited the car and ran. Mount Vernon PD's K9 Team was heading towards the location of the pursuit when Mark Reyna left the car and fled on foot. When K9 Luther located Reyna a short distance away, Reyna began assaulting the police dog. Reyna also resisted arrest efforts from assisting officers and once in custody, had to be sedated by a medical crew.

Reyna was booked into Skagit County Jail for Investigation of Attempt to Elude Police, Resisting Arrest, Assault 3rd, Driving While License Suspended/Revoked 3rd Degree and the outstanding felony (Theft 2) and misdemeanor warrants (Retail Theft, Resisting Arrest).

While processing the vehicle for impound, Officers noticed a handgun under the car seat. A search warrant was obtained and it was then officers learned the gun was entered stolen by the Newberg-Dundee Police Department in Oregon. An Officer searched the Internet, found the article/bulletin about the Newberg Fred Meyer burglary, and in the photograph published from the store security camera. The officer recognized Mark Reyna as the suspect. The officer then contacted Detective Sheldon Clay from NDPD and exchanged case information.

In the days following, Mount Vernon Detectives interviewed witnesses and Reyna's family members and served search warrants on several residences and vehicles in the Mount Vernon area. Six additional guns from the Fred Meyer burglary were located as well as a handgun stolen during a theft in Skagit County and another handgun whose origin has not yet been determined.

Two brothers, ages 20 and 22, were also arrested and booked into Skagit County Jail for possessing stolen firearms and other evidence related to the Newberg Fred Meyer burglary. Other than possession of the stolen property neither brother appears to have been directly involved in the original theft of the guns.

On July 3rd, the Skagit County Prosecutor charged Reyna with Attempting to Elude Police, Possession of a Stolen Firearm and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. The charges of Resisting Arrest, Assault 3rd Degree and Driving While License Suspended/Revoked 3rd Degree may be charged later when the entire investigation is complete.

A federal arrest warrant/hold was issued for Mr. Reyna but I do not have the date or details of when it was issued or the charges.

Members of the Mount Vernon Police Department worked tirelessly to bring this case to its resolution. It is important to note that while the suspect was captured very early in this investigation it was decided that a press release would not be authored to protect the safety of the Mount Vernon Police Officers, and ATF agents, while they were actively tracking down leads, writing search warrants, and recovering stolen property.

On behalf of the Newberg-Dundee Police Department we would like to thank the following agencies and community partners and recognize that without their help this case may not have been solved:

* The Mount Vernon Police Department in Mount Vernon Washington
* The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
* Fred Meyer and it's loss prevention division
* Members of the press for getting the Law Enforcement Bulletin out to the public
OSP Sergeant Receives Department Lifesaving Award For Actions During May 2012 Hostage Rescue in Klamath County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/21/14
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An Oregon State Police (OSP) sergeant from the Springfield Area Command office was presented last week with the Department's "Harold R. Berg Lifesaving Award" for his heroic, lifesaving action in May 2012 that helped save a female kidnap victim while she was held hostage at a remote cabin in Klamath County.

On July 16, 2014, OSP Major Travis Hampton presented the "Harold R. Berg Lifesaving Award" to Sergeant Casey Codding in front of family, friends and co-workers at the Portland Area Command office. The lifesaving award is presented to OSP employees who distinguish themselves by performing or reacting to a situation in a positive and professional manner which saves, or reduces the risk of loss of life of another person; and, where a strong possibility existed that if such action wasn't taken, loss of life or serious injury would have resulted.

On May 1, 2012 in the late morning hours, law enforcement officers responded to a report that a vehicle associated with a Umatilla County missing person case was spotted near a cabin in the Crescent Lake area. Upon confirming the report, officers secured the area and the OSP SWAT team responded to the scene. Negotiators made contact with two people inside later confirmed as the 28-year old suspect and a 26-year old female kidnap victim. According to Umatilla County Sheriff's Office, the victim was reported missing under suspicious circumstances on April 27.

After several hours of negotiations, the male suspect exited the cabin with the kidnap victim in close quarters as a human shield. During the standoff outside the cabin, Sergeant Codding was assigned in a sniper position on the perimeter of the scene. As the suspect held the victim as a human shield, the suspect was shot once by Sergeant Codding and received a non-life threatening injury. The female hostage was released unharmed and rescued from the cabin where she reportedly was held against her will since she was reported missing.

The suspect was subsequently prosecuted in Umatilla County.

"Casey's courage and skills during a life-threatening situation ultimately saved the woman's life," said Superintendent Richard Evans.

Sergeant Codding, age 37, is a 13-year OSP veteran assigned to the Patrol Services Division at the Springfield Area Command office.

The "Harold R. Berg Lifesaving Award" is named after Lieutenant Harold R. Berg who died in 1975. Berg, while off duty at a family picnic near Tillamook, was contacted by a citizen who informed him that a boy scout was missing at Cape Lookout State Park. While attempting to search a cave near the water's edge, he was washed out to sea.

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Woodburn police respond to shooting near Safeway on Sunday
Woodburn Police - 07/21/14
WOODBURN - Woodburn police responded to a report of a man with a gunshot wound in the Safeway Parking, lot located at 1550 N. Pacific Highway, on Sunday afternoon. When officers arrived on scene they saw the victim, a 24-year-old man, lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to the lower back.

Officers determined that the victim, the suspect - identified as Gerardo Ortiz Campos, 26 - and several other people were inside of a vehicle traveling along Highway 211 near Cooley Road. At some point Ortiz Campos fired the handgun outside of a Chevrolet Tahoe. He attempted to unload the weapon and the weapon discharged, sending a bullet through the seat and struck the victim in the back. The victim was treated by the Woodburn Fire Department and then transported to a Portland hospital via LifeFlight.

Officers at the scene recovered the firearm. The victim is currently in the hospital recovering from the incident.

Ortiz Campos was arrested for Assault 3 and transported to the Marion County Jail. Police believe alcohol was involved.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Woodburn Police Department at 503-982-2345.
Ridgefield sixth graders create a permanent art mural before leaving elementary school for last time (Photo)
Ridgefield Sch. Dist. - 07/21/14
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Monday, July 21, 2014-Ridgefield, WA-Sixth graders at Union Ridge Elementary School make their mark on the school before leaving for middle school in an end-of-year art project where all exiting students have the opportunity to help paint a permanent mural on one of the school's exterior walls.

Alan Adams, Union Ridge's art teacher, came up with the idea of having exiting sixth graders paint a lasting mural and started the project three years ago with each class creating a different mural since then. "We wanted to give our students an opportunity to create a legacy piece that they would leave behind," said Adams. "In the past, students painted tiles for the interior hallways, but these full murals add a little more pizazz."

Adams based this year's theme, a surreal representation of a solar eclipse, on the works of Alma Thomas, an abstract painter and art educator who specialized in expressionism. Students helped paint the moon eclipsing the sun with concentric circles of color emanating from the center.

Before letting the students loose with paintbrushes, Adams carefully explains the care needed when painting with permanent paint unlike water colors or washable paints where messes are more easily cleaned up. After demonstrating how to paint, students form groups of three and fill in the mural.

Watching students develop their own intrinsic styles inspires Adams to develop innovative projects. "I enjoy hearing what students think and seeing how they express themselves," he said. "Students will take project ideas in completely different directions, and watching these kids grow up from second grade year after year is a very cool and unique experience."

The sixth graders raved about the mural project. "The mural is my favorite project because I like making a permanent part of the school," said Rossaline Asquith. "The mural is my favorite project," agreed Hunter Jackson, a classmate. "It's outside where all the other students can see and it will be here forever."

The students point to Adams as inspiring them to take more chances and to take their artwork seriously. "Mr. Adams is a really good teacher - he really understands students and helps us out," said Asquith. Alli Hook, a classmate, agreed, "Mr. Adams takes things seriously and makes sure students take on responsibility."

Visitors can see the three sixth grade murals on the eastern-facing wall of Union Ridge Elementary School near the playground.

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Clark County Medical Examiner MEDIA RELEASE
Clark County Public Information & Outreach - 07/21/14
The following information is in reference to a death investigated by the Clark County Medical Examiner's Office

The name of the decedent: Hudgins, Daytona Age: 19 Yrs
This individual was found dead on 07/19/2014 in Vancouver, WA.
The decedent was a resident of (city/state): Vancouver, WA

Cause of death: Pending
Manner of death: Pending

No additional information is available for release from the Medical Examiner's Office.


Media release issue date: Prepared 07/21/14



Dennis Wickham, M.D.
Medical Examiner
Oregon Dept of Forestry Fire Update for Monday, July 21 2014
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/21/14
FIRES ON ODF-PROTECTED LANDS

No new fires were reported to Salem Coordination Center in the last 24 hours.

* WATERMAN COMPLEX
This lightning-caused complex of fires near Mitchell, Service Creek and Kimberly, was reported last Monday evening. It is 11,989 acres and is 60 percent contained and includes the Bailey Butte, Toney Butte and Junction Springs Fires.

Adverse winds yesterday prevented completion of the planned burnout operations to secure the existing fire lines along the Forest Road 2630 to Highway (Hwy) 26. The limited opening of the highway will not occur today as scheduled.

Evacuation Notices
Wheeler County Sheriff and fire officials have lowered the Level 3 evacuation order for the West Branch area. West Branch and Marks Creek residents will remain at the Level 2 preparedness. Residents need to remain ready to evacuate should fire conditions warrant. The Red Cross Shelter remains open at the Crook County High School in Prineville.

Current Situation
The Complex consists of four fires (Bailey Butte, Toney Butte, Junction Springs and Incident #376.) The Bailey Butte fire is being actively managed. The others are 100% contained and will continued to be monitored by air.

Resources assigned to the Waterman Complex: 37 engines, 23 crews, 24 water tenders, 8 helicopters, 11 bulldozers, and 872 personnel.

Bailey Butte Fire - 9,745 acres, 50% contained. Due to an increase in relative humidity, firefighters were unable to complete the scheduled burnout operation early this morning. Crews worked all night into the early morning hours continuing the burnout operation from Corral Flats to the Hwy 26 corridor to provide a secure fire line along the highway. When the burnout and hazard tree falling is complete, Hwy 26 will partially open as soon as it is deemed safe for travel. Fire fighters are also mopping up hot spots, chipping debris removed from fire line preparation, using helicopters to drop water to cool hotspots, and holding established fire lines.

Toney Butte Fire - 2,229 acres, 100% contained. The fire will be monitored by the air. Smoke may be visible from interior burning.

Junction Springs Fire - 15 acres, 100% contained. This fire remains in patrol status and monitored by air.

Incident #376 - .25 acres, 100% contained.

Ochoco National Forest Closure Area:
A Forest Closure Order 06-07-01-14-001-01 is in effect on Ochoco National Forest System lands. The closure prohibits the public from entering the Closure Area except under special exemption. The closure is due to firefighting activities and the safety of the public within the Closure Area. The public is encouraged to check with the Forest before they travel. To view the entire Forest Closure Order please see the following link:
http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/centraloregon/alerts-notices/?aid=24081


Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFR):
The TFR over the Toney Butte fire was removed. One TFR remains in place over the Bailey Butte fire. Please check the NOTAM for current information.

For more information on the Waterman Complex visit: Inciweb at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3961/


* SUNFLOWER FIRE
On Monday, July 14, 2014 a thunderstorm ignited the Sunflower Fire (USFS) 10 miles northwest of Monument, OR. The fire is now estimated at 6,736 acres, 250 acres are on ODF-protected lands but there has been no growth in acreage over the last 2 days. The fire is burning in steep, rocky terrain with open grass lands and timber stringers. The fire is now 35 percent contained.
The fire continues to spread south of Wall Creek drainage between Happy and Wilson Creeks and is established in the Little Wilson and Big Wilson Creek drainages. It has not crossed the Indian Creek Road.
Current Situation: Ground and aerial resources continue to make excellent progress connecting dozer lines with handlines on the southern perimeter. A contingency branch, the Monument Group, with Oregon Department of Forestry personnel, area landowners and the Incident Management Team is working together to keep the fire from progressing onto private land. The fire crossed Forest Road 190, but crews were able to complete hand line and secure the fire from spreading.
Crews contained the 13 acre spot fire on the eastside of Indian Creek Road (Forest Road 24) with the help of four handcrews and three helicopters. Today, in the Little Wilson drainage, the fire is making short uphill runs into itself in heavy timber. Crews and aerial assets will concentrate suppression efforts to keep the fire from spreading.
If favorable conditions allow, this afternoon crews will conduct a low impact burn on the eastern perimeter in Big Willow Springs Creek drainage to strengthen the containment line. Crews in the northern perimeter will initiate rehabilitation efforts on internal dozer lines and continue to mop up hot spots.
Weather: Cooler temperatures with higher relative humidity will be observed today which should aid in fire suppression activities.
Resources: 24 engines, 2 helicopters, 16 crews, 6 water tenders, 5 bulldozers and 525 personnel.
Area Fire Closures: An area closure was again expanded on July 19 around the fire for firefighter and public safety. Information and map can be found @ http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3964/
Sunflower Fire Information: 1-800-923-6891

* FOX FIRE
Approximately 600 acres of ODF-protected lands have burned on the Fox Fire, part of the Ochoco Complex (USFS). The fire recently grew to about 6,036 acres and is located approximately 3 miles northwest of the North Fork Wilderness Study Area about 17 miles east of Post, Oregon.
Resources assigned: 9 engines, 4 crews, 3 dozers, 4 water tenders and 191 personnel are now assigned to the Ochoco Complex.

* Moccasin Hill Fire
The 2,535-acre Moccasin Hill Fire located 4 miles north of Sprague River and northeast of Klamath Falls, was 100 percent contained on Saturday.
A local Type 4 team is now assigned to the fire, which is in mop-up. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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, 2014, through today:
Lightning-caused fires: 58 fires burned 28,084 acres
Human-caused fires: 343 fires burned 8,804 acres
Total: 401 fires burned 36,888 acres

10-year average (January 1 through the present date in the year):
Lightning-caused fires: 85 fires burned 4.605 acres
Human-caused fires: 281 fires burned 619 acres
Total: 365 fires burned 5,224 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.


ABOUT THIS UPDATE
ODF is responsible for fire protection on about 16 million acres of private and state-owned forest and grazing land, and on certain other public forestlands, including those owned by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management in western Oregon. Fires may cross ownerships, and because of the need to share firefighting resources, agencies work closely together.

This update focuses primarily on firefighting activity on Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands involving fires 10 acres or larger in size or of other significance. It also reports on ODF's major actions as a partner with other agencies.

> > > FIRE PREVENTION REMINDER
Debris burning is the number one cause of fires in our state. Oregon's current climate and dry landscape conditions are such that the slightest spark or stray ember can start a wildfire.
Please check with your local forestry or fire district to learn the current fire regulations or restrictions.

For more info: http://www.keeporegongreen.org/ (Keep Oregon Green)
UPDATE -- OWL MISIDENTIFIED, INJURIES REQUIRE EUTHANASIA: Sheriff's Office recovers wounded owl (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/21/14
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UPDATE (7/21, 1 p.m.) -- Via The Oregonian, unfortunate news about the owl we took to the vet this morning -- it was misidentified, and the bird's injuries require its humane euthanasia. Details here:

http://www.oregonlive.com/clackamascounty/index.ssf/2014/07/clackamas_deputies_bring_injur.html#incart_river
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EARLIER (7/21. 11 a.m.):

At approximately 3:18 a.m. on Monday, July 21, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a wounded owl in the roadway at S. Barlow Road and Hwy. 211 in Hubbard.

According to a report from the responding deputy:

"Savana Biggart of Canby and Jessica Montgomery of Aurora were driving home from Silverton when they saw eyes in the roadway on Barlow Road. They turned around to see what is was -- and it was an owl that was unable to fly, because of what Savana and Jessica thought was a broken wing.

"They called the non-emergency number and I responded. With help from Savana and Jessica, I was able to get the owl into a container. I transported the injured owl to Northwest Veterinary Specialists (Pet Emergency) on 82nd Drive.

"Personnel on-site at NW Vet Specialists were able to stabilize the owl, and identified it as a Spotted Barn Owl, which is an endangered species. They advised me they were going to transport the Spotted Barn Owl to the Audubon Society ( http://audubonportland.org/ ) in the morning for rehabilitation."

Attached are photos of the owl being treated at NW Vet Specialists ( http://www.vcaspecialtyvets.com/northwest-veterinary-specialists ).

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Clark County Medical Examiner MEDIA RELEASE
Clark County Public Information & Outreach - 07/21/14
The following information is in reference to a death investigated by the Clark County Medical Examiner's Office

The name of the decedent: Sapp, James Todd Age: 48 Yrs
This individual died on 07/18/2014 in Vancouver, WA.
The decedent was a resident of (city/state): Vancouver, WA

Cause of death: Asphyxia
Due to: Hanging
Manner of death: Suicide

No additional information is available for release from the Medical Examiner's Office.


Media release issue date: Prepared 07/21/14



Dennis Wickham, M.D.
Medical Examiner
Vancouver Officer Involved in Shooting Identified
Vancouver Police Dept. - 07/21/14
Vancouver, Wash. - On July 19, 2014, Vancouver Police responded to a disturbance at a residence in the 16000 block of NE 37th Street where a male was threatening family members with a gun. Vancouver Police patrol officers and on-duty SWAT members arrived and located Cacy L. Jordan, at the residence. Jordan refused commands from the officers at the scene and was shot by a Vancouver Police Officer during the incident. Jordan was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and is expected to make a full recovery. Jordan remains in police custody at the hospital and once released, will be booked on two counts of Assault I Domestic Violence. Additional charges are possible.

The Vancouver Police Officer involved in in the shooting is Christopher Douville, 29. Officer Douville has been employed with the Vancouver Police Department since April 2013. Previously he was employed as a police officer with the Spokane Police Department from August 2008-April 2013.

Following standard department protocol, Officer Douville is currently on paid administrative leave.

The investigation by the Regional Major Crimes Team is continuing. No further information on the investigation is available at this time.
Truck Fire Partially Closes Interstate 84 WB Lanes west of Pendleton (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/21/14
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Firefighters are working a fully engulfed commercial truck fire along the westbound lanes of Interstate 84 near milepost 198 west of Pendleton. The westbound lanes are closed to traffic and updates for travelers can be monitored on TripCheck.com.

Preliminary information indicates on July 21, 2014 at approximately 12:13 p.m., a report was received of a truck fire westbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 198. The trailer was transporting produce and the driver got out uninjured. A grass fire also started but was extinguished by responding firefighters.

No other information available at this time.

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Pursuit leads to rural search for suspect
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/21/14
Marion County Sheriff's Deputies attempted to stop a vehicle on Evans Valley Rd just outside of Silverton just after 5 P.M. The vehicle was a grey Ford Ranger pick-up. The vehicle failed to stop with a white male adult driver and a white female adult passenger inside.

The initial reason to stop the vehicle was reckless driving where the Ford Ranger almost caused an accident. The driver continued to drive with deputies following to Forest Ridge Rd and ultimately drove down a gravel access road near the 17500 Block of Powers Creek Lp.

Deputies set a perimeter and deployed police canines into the area to track the suspects. This area of Marion County is rural forest and the terrain is steep with thick underbrush. Deputies tracked the suspects northeast for approximately 4 miles and ended up near Abiqua Rd NE.

The Sheriff's Office last received information from the public the suspects were seen near the 17000 Block of Abiqua Rd NE at around 10 P.M. The suspects who are described as a white male, long brown hair with a medium build and unknown age. The female is described as a white female, long brown hair wearing a backpack.

It is believed the suspects were attempting to get out of the area and the direction of travel
would indicate the same. We have no specific information that would indicate there is a danger to the community other than it is unknown why they were trying to avoid police contact. Marion County Sheriff's Deputies are not actively searching the area for the suspects any longer.

If you have any information regarding the identity of the suspects or their location, please call 503-588-5094 for Deputy Walker. Citizens are asked to call Marion County Dispatch at 503-588-5032 if you see the suspects or any kind of suspicious activity in the area that might be related.
Gervais School District Textbook Adoption
Gervais Sch. Dist. - 07/21/14
The public is invited to review the proposed middle school language arts curriculum. These materials will be considered for adoption by the School Board on July 30th. If the materials are adopted, students will begin using the new materials during the 2014-2015 school year. The curriculum includes a formative and summative assessments tied to the grade level standards, a main textbook, novels, and on-line materials.

The Pearson language arts materials for grades 6th - 8th are aligned with the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) which take effect this school year and the curriculum is all-inclusive to include literature, writing, speaking, and listening. The curriculum is also responsive to our diverse learning needs by providing our teachers with tools that will better meet the different reading and writing levels found within each of our language arts classes.

The curriculum will be available for the public to review at the Gervais District Office beginning July 22, 2014 and ending July 29, 2014.

If you have questions about these materials, please contact the Gervais School District Office at 503-792-3803 extension 2240.
Call for Volunteers for Columbia River Concours d'Elegance & Car Show Fort Vancouver National Trust Seeks 150 Volunteers
Fort Vancouver National Trust - 07/21/14
Vancouver, Wash.--(July 21, 2014) --The Fort Vancouver National Trust is seeking 150 dedicated and talented volunteers to lend a hand at one of Vancouver's classic summer events, the Columbia River Concours d'Elegance, on Sunday, August 3rd.

Individuals, service organizations, corporate groups and all others are encouraged to volunteer to sell and collect tickets at the gates, work as vehicle zone attendants or traffic control. Potential volunteers can read job descriptions and download the application at columbiariverconcours.com/volunteer. On the application, volunteers may request certain jobs and shifts. The Trust may not be able to accommodate all requests, but will make every effort to ensure that each volunteer helps with an enjoyable activity. For questions, please contact Natalie Crippen, Volunteer Coordinator, at 360-992-1808 or email volunteer@fortvan.org.

Volunteer shifts are just a few hours long in addition to a short training session prior to event day on Saturday, July 26th. All volunteers receive free admission to the event and a parking pass. For more information about specific job descriptions, visit www.columbiariverconcours.com/volunteer.

About Fort Vancouver National Trust
Established in 1998, Fort Vancouver National Trust is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the preservation and education purposes of Fort Vancouver National Site. The mission of the Trust is to achieve national recognition of Fort Vancouver National Site as a premier historic destination. The Trust works with Fort Vancouver partners in a collective effort to preserve, enhance and operate Fort Vancouver for public benefit through education, resource development, advocacy, community identity, programs and cultural tourism. For more information, visit www.fortvan.org or call 360-992-1800.


Attached Media Files: Concours Volunteer Flyer
Update: Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 101 north of Cannon Beach in Clatsop County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/21/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of a fatal traffic crash found Sunday evening by a hitchhiker along Highway 101 about one mile north of Cannon Beach. The vehicle was spotted approximately 40 feet down a heavily wooded embankment where the passenger was deceased and the driver injured.

On July 20, 2014 at approximately 8:30 p.m., OSP and local emergency responders were notified that a male hitchhiker spotted a crashed vehicle after hearing cries for help from down an embankment along Highway 101 near milepost 28. Cannon Beach Police Department and Cannon Beach Fire & Rescue arrived first and confirmed one person was deceased and another with serious injuries.

Preliminary investigation indicates a 2004 Chevrolet four-door driven by GABRIELA RAYON, age 21, from Vancouver, Washington, was traveling southbound on Highway 101 with a passenger identified as RUTH A. DELGADO, age 23, from Los Angeles, California. For an unconfirmed reason, the car left the roadway down the embankment where the passenger side struck a tree. The car then came to rest on the ground in heavy brush amongst the trees and was not visible from the roadway.

It appears the crash occurred at least 12 hours before the vehicle was spotted by the hitchhiker.

DELGADO was pronounced deceased at the scene.

RAYON was seriously injured and transported initially by Medix Ambulance Service to Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria. She was later transferred to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland where she is listed in fair condition.

Both occupants were using safety restraints.

OSP troopers and detectives from the Astoria Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Trooper Greg Schuerger is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Clatsop County Sheriff's Office, Cannon Beach Police Department, Cannon Beach Fire & Rescue, Medix, and ODOT.

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Ranchers contending with Buzzard Complex fire (Photo)
Oregon Cattlemen's Association - 07/21/14
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Media:

I've attached some photos that were taken at the Siegner Ranch in Riverside, Ore., on the east flank of the 368,000-acre Buzzard Complex.

Please credit the last six photos to Brooke Nyman.

The first photo is a shot of Hunter Ranch in Crane. Please credit Cashe Davis for the photo.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact Scott Anderson, Oregon Cattlemen's Association Communication Coordinator, at 503-361-8941 or send an email to Scott@orcattle.com


Attached Media Files: 2014-07/4839/76161/Hunter_Ranch.jpg , 2014-07/4839/76161/buzzard_cowboys_awaiting_the_storm_(4).jpg , Monte Siegner, landowner , Mitch & Jaime Siegner, landowners , A photo of the Buzzard Complex fire from horseback. , Driving cattle through burned pastures. , Mitch Seigner looking on at the Buzzard Complex fire
Explosion in Camas Home Extinguished by Residential Fire Sprinkler System
Camas-Washougal Fire Department - 07/21/14
At approximately 11 pm on July 17, a painting contractor was working inside a 4300 square foot Camas home nearing the final stages of construction. The contractor was spraying flammable liquids and inadvertently forgot to turn off the gas fired water heater. An explosion resulted, creating a fireball that engulfed the mechanical room where the water heater was located before spreading to a large downstairs family room. Fortunately the home was constructed with residential fire sprinklers. A single sprinkler head activated closest to the explosion and extinguished the fire. The painting contractor was not injured and shut off the water before calling the homebuilder. Camas-Washougal Fire Department was not notified at the time of the incident as the homebuilder felt the fire had been extinguished. A CWFD deputy fire marshal was sent to the scene the following day to investigate. The homebuilder estimates the damage to be under $10,000. CWFD continues to be encouraged by the number of residential fire sprinklers being installed in new homes in the area. As this case demonstrates, they make a difference.
Salem Police holds National Night Out kick-off party tomorrow-Officers plan kick-off party to encourage citizen participation in annual event (Photo)
Salem Police Dept. - 07/21/14
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Some people have been unable to open the photo file. Attached is a new link to the photo


The Salem Police Department Crime Prevention Unit announces its 8th Annual National Night Out Kick-Off Party to be held Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the city hall atrium just outside the police department.

Staff invites Salem residents to attend the event to help boost community enthusiasm about hosting a neighborhood block party for National Night Out which is Tuesday, August 5, 2014.
The kick-off party will be the place for last minute block party planners to register their gathering, apply for a street closure permit, and pick up some resources to distribute at their block party.

"Our slogan for this year is 'Turn up the heat on crime!' said Ofc. Mark Jantz, "which fits nicely with our theme which is the neighborhood barbecue." To help bolster enthusiasm for the event and its theme, The Home Depot is sponsoring the event, and bringing a barbecue to grill up some treats for all the registered block party hosts.

Other kick-off sponsors include Target stores with last minute block party ideas, the US Postal Service who will speak to attendees about postal crime prevention, and the Community Development Department's Neighborhood Services Section.

At the kick-off, those block party hosts who have already registered their party with the police department can pick up their commemorative gift (one per party, while supplies last). "The commemorative give-away is a big deal each year. Neighbors arrive early and form a line at the kick-off party just to get theirs," said Jantz.

Neighbors interested in receiving a visit from a National Night Out team consisting of a police officer and a law enforcement or local business mascot, should register soon as the number of parties we can visit is limited by staffing and fleet.

For more information, please contact the Salem Police Department Crime Prevention Unit at (503) 588-6175 or visit www.cityofsalem.net/nno.


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18 Hillsboro Workers Treated for Breathing Battery Fumes (Photos Corrected) (Photo)
Hillsboro Fire and Rescue - 07/21/14
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(Hillsboro, Oregon) - Eighteen Hillsboro workers were treated for minor injuries early Monday morning as a result of breathing fumes from overheated lead acid batteries. The incident occurred at Cascade Systems Technologies, 23176 NW Bennett Street, shortly before 8 am. When Hillsboro firefighters arrived, they found approximately 50-60 people evacuated from the building and, initially, seven of them were complaining of eye and nose irritations, breathing difficulties and nausea. The incident commander requested a medical task force to bring additional crews along with three Metro West Ambulances.

Firefighters set up triage and determined that none of the employees was suffering any serious symptoms. All who were exposed were advised to be evaluated by physicians. The 17 people who complained of any symptoms were loaded into three ambulances and transported to local hospitals: five to Tuality, five to St. Vincent's Medical Center and seven to Kaiser Westside. An 18th employee had left prior to firefighters' arrival and had driven to a private physician.

Company managers told Hillsboro Fire investigators that several lead acid batteries were placed on a timed charger over the weekend. Apparently, the charger failed to shut off in time and two of the batteries overheated and began producing acid fumes. The batteries were removed from the building. Firefighters checked the building for residual fumes and determined it was clear before allowing the employees to reenter. Cascade Systems Technologies is a contract manufacturer. There was no threat to any surrounding businesses.

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Health advisory issued for Odell Lake
Oregon Health Authority - 07/21/14
July 21, 2014

High toxin levels found at Klamath County lake

A health advisory is being issued today due to high levels of blue-green algae in Odell Lake, located off Highway 58 in Klamath County, about 31 miles southeast of the Lane County city of Oakridge.

Water monitoring has confirmed the presence of very high levels of cyanotoxins produced by blue-green algae. These dangerous toxin concentrations in the water can be harmful to humans and animals.

Swallowing or inhaling water droplets, as well as skin contact with water, should be avoided. Drinking water directly from Odell Lake is especially dangerous.

Exposure to toxins can produce symptoms of numbness, tingling and dizziness that can lead to difficulty breathing or heart problems, and require immediate medical attention. Symptoms of skin irritation, weakness, diarrhea, nausea, cramps and fainting should also receive medical attention if they persist or worsen. Children and pets are at increased risk for exposure because of their size and level of activity.

The public will be advised when the concern no longer exists.

Oregon Public Health officials advise campers and other recreational visitors that toxins cannot be removed by boiling, filtering or treating the water with camping-style filters.

People who draw in-home water directly from Odell Lake are advised to use an alternative water source because private treatment systems are not proven effective at removing algae toxins. However, public drinking water systems can reduce algae toxins through proper filtration and disinfection. If people on public water systems have questions about treatment and testing, they should contact their water supplier.

Oregon health officials recommend that people who choose to eat fish from waters where algae blooms are present remove all fat, skin and organs before cooking, because toxins are more likely to collect in these tissues.

Public health officials also advise that people not eat freshwater clams or mussels from affected water, and that Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife regulations do not allow the harvest of these shellfish from freshwater sources. Crayfish muscle can be eaten, but internal organs and liquid fat should be discarded.

With proper precautions to avoid water contact, people are encouraged to visit Odell Lake and enjoy activities such as camping, hiking, biking, picnicking, fishing and bird watching. Boating is safe as long as speeds do not create excessive water spray, which could lead to inhalation risk.

For local information about water quality or blue-green algae sampling, contact the U.S. Forest Service at 541-433-3200.

For health information, to report human or pet illnesses due to blooms, or to ask questions about a news release, contact the Oregon Health Authority at 971-673-0400. Also contact the Oregon Public Health toll-free information line at 1-877-290-6767 or visit www.healthoregon.org/hab and select "Algae Bloom Advisories," for information regarding advisories issued or lifted for the season.

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Holladay Park Partnership announces new plans for Portland's Holladay Park
Portland Parks & Recreation - 07/21/14
Noted Park planner & manager Dan Biederman to program the park

PORTLAND, July 21, 2014 -
Yoga, concerts, evening movies, fitness classes and family programs will be among the many new activities when Holladay Park, adjacent to Lloyd Center in northeast Portland, opens with exciting new opportunities for enjoyment, starting Monday, July 21st. The announcement was made by The Holladay Park Partnership, a new non-profit entity that is a collaboration between Portland Parks & Recreation, and neighborhood residents and businesses, including Lloyd Center, the district's historic shopping mall.

The Holladay Park Partnership also announced that Dan Biederman, one of the country's leading urban parks and streetscape planners & designers, and his company, Biederman Redevelopment Ventures Corporation (www.brvcorp.com ), has been retained to lead efforts to revitalize the park with programming and events that complement the scheduled redevelopment and renovation of Lloyd Center, which also begins this year and will continue into 2015.

In the coming weeks, Holladay Park will debut an array of free programs, intended to appeal to a broad mix of park visitors. The park will feature moveable seating, a reading room, and a host of games and activities available to the public. A series of musical events, fitness classes, games, food trucks, and movie events have been scheduled throughout the summer. Visitors to Holladay Park will be greeted by Park Hosts and Park Rangers.

"Parks staff have been working with community partners to consider what positive actions could enhance enjoyment of the park," says Portland Parks Commissioner Amanda Fritz. "After making improvements to park lighting and tree pruning to improve visibility, the missing link was funding for more active family programs. This collaborative partnership will deliver structured activities, similar to those in downtown's Director Park, for all park visitors to enjoy. Active programming will make Holladay Park a destination for many more families in the 21st century."

"It's a great honor to work with a city as advanced as Portland in the open space field," said Biederman. "We've been surprised by how many thoughts we share on park programs with the Portland Parks & Recreation staff, and look forward to working closely with them to make Holladay Park a great asset to the citizens of Portland."

Biederman is known nationally for the revival of Bryant Park which he helped transform in 1992 from a crime-ridden, drug-filled, dangerous midtown location behind the New York Public Library into a seven acre jewel and quiet haven for New Yorkers and tourists in midtown Manhattan.

More recently, Biederman consulted for Klyde Warren Park, a new green space built above a Dallas freeway, and the newly renovated Military Park in downtown Newark, NJ. Other current BRV projects include Faneuil Hall and South Station in Boston, Erie Canal Waterfront Park in Buffalo, and campus enhancements at Wake Forest University. Past Biederman clients include the new South Street Seaport in New York, The Boston Common, Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia, and Baltimore Inner Harbor.

"Holladay Park is one of those urban green treasures that reminds us of the importance of preserving nature in our neighborhoods. The tall tree canopy and system of walkways remind us of the park's long history. The park's proximity to three MAX lines and exciting new development in Sullivan's Gulch and the Lloyd District remind us of its importance to the future of our city and as a gateway into our neighborhoods," said Carol Gossett, a longtime neighbor and representative of the Sullivan's Gulch Neighborhood Association.

"A key element of Lloyd Center's renovation is the creation of a new gateway pedestrian entrance on NE Multnomah Street, which will provide greater connectivity between Lloyd Center and Holladay Park," stated Todd Minnis, chief investment officer for the real estate investment management group of Cypress Equities. "We are excited to support programming in this beautiful park that will surely enhance the visitor's experience not only at Lloyd Center, but throughout the Lloyd District."

Rick Williams, Executive Director of Go Lloyd, said: "Holladay Park is a beautiful, tranquil place to take a break and spend time with nature. We're lucky to have such a large and convenient green space for employees, residents and guests. It's an exhilarating time of growth for us and Holladay Park will only become more significant and interesting as the Lloyd District develops into the most vibrant, sustainable and livable urban neighborhood in the nation."

About the Holladay Park Partnership:
The Holladay Park Partnership is a new non-profit entity that is a collaboration between Portland Parks & Recreation, and neighborhood residents and businesses, including Lloyd Center, the district's historic shopping mall. A new website on the partnership is under construction, and when complete, will be linked to this Portland Parks & Recreation site: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/65397

About Portland Parks & Recreation:
The mission of Portland Parks & Recreation is to help Portlanders play - providing the safe places, facilities, and programs which promote physical, mental, and social activity. We get people, especially kids, outside, active, and connected to the community. As we do this, there will be an increase in the wellness of our residents and the livability of our city. This is accomplished by: Establishing, safeguarding and restoring the parks, natural areas, public places, and urban forest of the city, ensuring that these are accessible to all; Developing and maintaining excellent facilities and places for public recreation and community building; Providing dynamic recreation programs and services that promote health and well-being for all; Partnering with the community.

About Biederman Redevelopment Ventures (BRV Corp.):
Biederman Redevelopment Ventures Corporation is the private consulting firm of Daniel A. Biederman, co-founder of the Bryant Park Corporation and 34th Street Partnership, and creator of the largest complex of private urban redevelopment projects in the United States. BRV Corp. is currently working for the majority of the leading mixed-use developers in the United States on the public spaces of some of their highest-profile projects, including The Related Companies, The Howard Hughes Corporation, Blackstone, Jamestown Properties, Vornado Realty Trust (through the 34thStreet Partnership), Tishman-Speyer (through Bryant Park Corporation), Hines, and Taconic Investment Partners. Current BRV projects include Faneuil Hall and South Station in Boston, Military Park in Newark, N.J. Klyde Warren Park in Dallas, Erie Canal Waterfront Park in Buffalo, and Wake Forest University. Past Biederman clients include the new South Street Seaport in New York, The Boston Common, Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia, Baltimore Inner Harbor. Biederman has also consulted on downtown redevelopment / management projects in Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Atlanta, Miami, and Pittsburgh, among other cities. Additional information is at: http://www.brvcorp.com

About Go Lloyd:
Formerly the Lloyd Transportation Management Association (TMA), Go Lloyd has a 20 year track record of improving the quality of living, visiting and doing business in the Lloyd District. Through partnerships with government and private sector organizations, as well as employees and residents themselves, Go Lloyd fosters the connections that create a greener, more vibrant, and sustainable neighborhood for all.
Detailed information is at http://www.golloyd.org/

About Cypress Equities:
Cypress Equities was founded in 1995 and has since established a national reputation synonymous with the premier development, operation and management of destination-class retail and mixed-use properties throughout the U.S. Historically, Cypress has developed or acquired more than 18 million square feet and currently is developing and managing a portfolio of more than 9.4 million square feet of retail, office, residential and automotive real estate. Today, there are five Cypress Equities offices throughout the U.S., including Dallas (headquarters), New York, San Francisco, Atlanta and Fort Lauderdale. Visit www.cypressequities.com for more information.
CCC Board Votes Unanimously to Refer Bond to Voters in November (Photo)
Clackamas Community College - 07/21/14
President Joanne Truesdell
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OREGON CITY -- The Clackamas Community College Board of Education unanimously approved a bond measure referral for the Nov. 4 ballot at its July 16 meeting.
The bond measure would provide funds to update and expand college classrooms and labs and modernize equipment to meet current industry standards. It would also make improvements to existing facilities and replace the 61-year-old building on the Harmony Community Campus.
"I'm here in support of this measure. I'm a proud graduate of CCC," said John Ludlow, chair of the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners. "The college reacts to workforce needs."
The proposal was finalized after numerous opportunities for community input that started with the two-year public engagement process, Imagine Clackamas. Through Imagine Clackamas, the college asked community members, business owners, staff and students what they wanted from the college. The bond projects address the needs identified by the community during the Imagine Clackamas process and other surveys and public forums.
The goals of this measure are to increase access to affordable education that would allow students to transfer to four-year universities or obtain job training for high-demand careers in science, healthcare, engineering, manufacturing and skilled trades; and to ensure that students have modern training equipment so they have the skills for today's workforce.
Nancy Gibson, faculty at Marylhurst University and Oak Lodge Water District commissioner, addressed the board, expressing support for the bond measure and the role of the community college in regional higher education. "You are a valued partner to Marylhurst. We receive your students as transfer students, and you prepare them well to come to a university," she said.
The college has secured $16 million in state matching funds that would support two projects in the bond - an industrial technical learning center and a workforce development facility. In addition, the college Foundation intends to raise an additional $5 million to leverage bond funds.
The $90 million CCC bond measure is expected to result in no increase in the college's estimated average annual bond tax rate of 19 cents per $1,000 of assessed property values.
The bond measure would:
* Construct an industrial/technical learning center with labs and classrooms benefitting electronics, automotive, manufacturing, welding, skilled trades and apprenticeships;
* Add science classrooms; modernize, renovate and furnish other college classrooms and facilities; update and modernize equipment and technology, especially for training in high-demand careers, including healthcare and engineering;
* Replace worn-out electrical, heating, ventilation and plumbing systems; do deferred maintenance to reduce operating costs and/or extend the life of college facilities; and make improvements to address seismic and security concerns;
* Construct a new workforce development facility by replacing the 61-year-old building on the Harmony Community Campus; purchase property and the remaining interest in facilities;
* Replace the student services center on the Oregon City campus with an expanded facility to meet student needs;
* Refinance the college's current capital debt and finance bond issuance costs, site improvements and demolition.

The bonds would be paid off in 26 years or less from the date of issuance and may be issued in multiple series.
Clackamas Community College has 29 buildings on three campuses in Oregon City, the Harmony Community Campus in North Clackamas and the Wilsonville Training Center. These projects would allow students to complete a two-year degree at any of the three campuses.
CCC provides career technical programs, college transfer degrees and basic skills education, along with workforce and business services, job training and community education classes. The college serves more than 30,000 students per year.
"As a community college, our job is about building tomorrow's careers today. This bond measure would help us meet our responsibility to our community," said board chairwoman Judy Ervin.
For more information, please contact Janet Paulson at 503-594-3162.


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Portland Fire & Rescue Responds to am Apartment Fire (815 NW Naito Pkwy)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 07/21/14
This morning at 6:30 am Portland Firefighters were called to the Yards apartments on a fire alarm. On arrival firefighters from Station 1 (Old Town) found smoke and water issuing from one of the units. The fire officer called for additional units and the firefighters made entry.

When they got inside firefighters found a man down on the floor next to a couch that had fire damage. The fire had been put out by fire sprinklers prior to firefighters arrival. The man was transported to Emanuel hospital with what appear to be non-life threatening issues.

A fire investigator responded and determined that the fire was caused by improperly discarded smoking material (cigarette). The investigator estimates that this fire caused $10,000 dollars in damage.
07/20/14
Preliminary Information: Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 101 north of Cannon Beach
Oregon State Police - 07/20/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation of a fatal traffic crash reported Sunday evening along Highway 101 between Cannon Beach and Highway 26 in Clatsop County. Prior to OSP arrival at the scene, the initial report indicated two people died but confirmation from OSP troopers later confirmed one person died and one person was injured in the single vehicle crash.

The highway was initially closed and is now open to one lane of travel that is being used to move traffic through for both directions.

More information will be shared Monday.

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Salem Police investigating found human remains
Salem Police Dept. - 07/20/14
9:50pm., Sun., 7/20/14

At 6:50pm.,Salem Police responded to a report of what appeared to be human remains found in a wooded area near State St. & Hawthorne Ave. NE. Officers confirmed that remains appear to be of a human. Detectives responded and the scene has been secured pending crime lab technicians and daylight hours to continue.

The investigation in continuing.
(PHOTO) Oregon Army National Guard aviators conduct fire suppression operations (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 07/20/14
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An Oregon Army National Guard CH-47 Chinook helicopter returns to the Madras Airport after successfully dumping water on a target area in the Logging Unit fire west of Madras, Ore., July 20. Two CH-47 Chinook helicopters and two HH-60M Blackhawk helicopters of the Oregon Army National Guard arrived at the Madras Airport, July 19, to assist local authorities in suppressing the wildfire west of Madras, Ore. Photo by Staff Sgt. Jason van Mourik, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.

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An Oregon Army National Guard HH-60M Blackhawk helicopter waits for a launch order to continue supporting fire suppression efforts in the Logging Unit fire west of Madras, Ore., July 20. Two CH-47 Chinook helicopters and two HH-60M Blackhawk helicopters of the Oregon Army National Guard arrived at the Madras Airport, July 19, to assist local authorities in suppressing the wildfire west of Madras, Ore. Photo by Staff Sgt. Jason van Mourik, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.

Video can be found at:

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Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputies respond to drowning at Dabney State Park
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/20/14
This afternoon, Sunday July 20, 2014 at approximately 2:30 p.m. MCSO River Patrol deputies along with other emergency responders from Troutdale Police Department, Corbett Fire Department and AMR responded to the report of a swimmer in distress in the Sandy River near Dabney State Park. Initial efforts to locate the missing swimmer were hampered by language barriers with the caller as they tried to narrow down where the swimmer had gone under the water. Troutdale Police and MCSO Deputies were searching along the banks of the river trying to locate the swimmer and the location of the caller. A person standing higher up on the bank spotted something floating down the river mid channel and an individual who heard the emergency vehicles arriving and was down close to the shore line could tell it was a body floating down the river mid channel. He ran down the river bank keeping the body in sight and saw the body get hung up on some bar rocks in the middle of the channel where the river became a little shallower. A Troutdale Police Officer searching the river from the bank area also spotted the body hung up and the person who followed it down the river held a safety rope the officer had with him and waded out to the body and brought it back in to shore. The Troutdale Police Officer started CPR on the river bank and was assisted by an arriving MCSO Deputy. Corbett Fire responders arrived several minutes later and continued lifesaving efforts as they brought the person back to the Dabney State Park boat ramp. Unfortunately, they were unable to revive him.

The deceased has been identified as Birtha B Subba Age 52, of Portland, OR. According to his brother-in- law they had been out fishing along the banks of the river upstream from Dabney State Park when Birtha decided to go further upstream from where they were fishing. The caller who reported the swimmer in distress recognized it was his brother in law after he called 911 but was unable to assist him because he did not know how to swim. Birtha was not wearing a life jacket when he was pulled from the river.
Portland Fire & Rescue Responds to a Residential Fire (4118 SE Belmont)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 07/20/14
This evening at 4:57pm Portland Fire & Rescue Responded to a residential fire at 4118 SE Belmont. On arrival firefighters from Engine 9 (Hawthorne District) found heavy fire on the rear exterior of a house. That fire was extinguished and firefighters began working to determine if the fire had spread to the interior.

Firefighters searched the interior and found a small amount of fire inside. The occupants were not inside the house and no injuries were reported in association with this fire. An investigator is on scene working and this release will be updated with cause and damage information when it becomes available.
Vancouver Police Respond to Disturbance, Suspect Shot (Update 1)
Vancouver Police Dept. - 07/20/14
*** UPDATE ***

The suspect, Cacy L. Jordan, 37, remains in police custody at an area hospital and is expected to make a full recovery. Jordan will be booked on two counts of Assault I DV, pending release from the hospital. Additional charges are possible.

The investigation by the Regional Major Crimes Team is continuing. No further information will be released related to this investigation this evening.

***

On July 20, 2014, at approximately 10:48 p.m., Vancouver Police responded to a disturbance at a residence in the 16000 block of NE 37th Street. The caller reported to dispatch that a male was armed with a gun and was threatening family members at the residence. Vancouver Police patrol officers and on-duty SWAT members arrived and located the suspect, who refused commands from the officers at the scene. A Vancouver Police Officer fired at the suspect, hitting him. The suspect was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The Regional Major Crimes Team will be investigating this incident and no further information is expected to be released this morning.
update...Lake Oswego Restaurant damaged from explosion and fire... (Photo)
Lake Oswego Fire Dept. - 07/20/14
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At 11:33 pm Lake Oswego Firefighters responded to a report of an explosion and fire at a local restaurant. Firefighters arrived at Scratch Restaurant located at 149 A Avenue in Downtown Lake Oswego to find the front windows blown into the street. There was smoke coming from the building and a fire was burning in a room off of the main restaurant area.
Firefighters advanced hose lines into the structure and were able to bring the fire under control in less than 10 minutes. Additional firefighters checked neighboring occupancies to ensure the fire had not spread to those tenant spaces. It was determined that the fire was contained to the original occupancy.
No one was in the business when the explosion occurred and no injuries were reported.
Lake Oswego Firefighters were assisted by Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue at the fire and Portland Fire provided an engine to help cover other 911 calls.
The Fire Marshal will work through the night trying to determine a cause.

UPDATE 1634hrs 7/20/2014

Fire investigators were unable to absolutely determine a cause of the fire. The investigators found a ceiling fan that may have contributed to the fire. At this time the cause is listed as undetermined.

There was an explosive event that blew some of the windows out of the front of the restaurant. It is possible that a smoke explosion occurred. Battalion Chief David Morris explains that "A smoke explosion occurs when the products found in smoke, mix with air, creating a flammable mixture. When this flammable mixture finds a ignition source it creates a explosion, similar to what happens when a cloud of gas reaches a ignition source". There was no evidence that anything from the kitchen was involved in the fire or subsequent explosion.

The building has been turned over to the owner and it is believed that there may be about $50,000 worth of damage.
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Fatal Motorcycle Crash - Highway 234 near Gold Hill in Jackson County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/20/14
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A 31-year old Lakeview man died Sunday morning after losing control of his motorcycle and crashing into a field along Highway 234 near Gold Hill in Jackson County. Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation.

On July 20, 2014 at approximately 10:45 a.m., a 2014 Suzuki motorcycle operated by NOLAN RAYCE RINGULET, age 31, from Lakeview, was traveling westbound on Highway 234 near milepost 9 with two other people, one on a motorcycle and another driving a pickup. RINGULET reportedly passed the pickup at a high rate of speed and as he moved back into the westbound lane he lost control. The motorcycle traveled onto the gravel shoulder and left the highway into a field where RINGULET was ejected. The motorcycle came to rest several hundred feet away from its operator.

RINGULET was pronounced deceased at the scene. He was wearing a protective helmet. Next of kin were notified.

OSP troopers from the Central Point Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Senior Trooper Jeff Walker is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Jackson County Fire District 3, and ODOT.

ODOT recently sent a news release regarding motorcycle safety with reminders and tips for everyone traveling on our roads:
http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/COMM/Pages/nr14062401.aspx

OSP joins ODOT in urging all travelers to stay focused on safety and Drive Safely to Save Lives.

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Cowlitz Sheriff reports unidentified body found on banks of Columbia river near Woodland
Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/20/14
July 20th - 12:30 p.m. The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office reports that fishermen found a body on the banks of the Columbia River near Woodland Washington. The body appears to have been in the water for several weeks or longer. The identity of the victim is not known at this time.

The Coroner has the body and he will be releasing the cause and manner of death after further examination. We are not speculating on the gender, or the persons age due to the decomposition of the victim.

More information will be made available when it is known.
Update: Named Released - Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 126E east of Vida in Lane County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/20/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into an early Sunday morning single vehicle traffic crash that resulted in the death of a 40-year old woman along Highway 126E about four miles east of Vida. The victim's name is released in this update.

On July 20, 2014 at approximately 2:00 a.m., OSP was notified of a single vehicle traffic crash on Highway 126E near milepost 30. McKenzie Fire and Rescue personnel arrived on scene and confirmed an adult female, later identified as JENNIFER ROSE COACH, age 40, from Blue River, was deceased.

Preliminary investigation indicates the white 1993 Toyota Camry driven by JENNIFER COACH was traveling eastbound negotiating a right curve when it crossed the centerline. The driver over-corrected and the car began to spin, crossing the highway and crashing into a ditch on the north side of the road.

There are no known witnesses other than the person who spotted the crash at 1:45 a.m. after it happened. OSP confirmed the driver got off work in Springfield at midnight.

OSP troopers from the Springfield Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Trooper Evan Sether is the lead investigator. Anyone who saw the vehicle traveling between Springfield and Vida between midnight and 1:45 a.m. is asked to contact Trooper Sether at (541) 726-2536 ext 439.

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Red Cross Preparedness Outreach Teams Continue Work in Wildfire-Affected Communities
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/20/14
Red Cross volunteers from around the region - Salem, Bend, Portland and Southwest Washington - are gathered in central Oregon to assist communities affected by the swath of wildfires across the state. Teams have been conducting outreach at grocery stores, community centers, parks and other areas, armed with wildfire preparedness information including coloring books and material geared to youth. Yesterday several hundred pieces were handed out to concerned residents in Warm Springs, Prineville and Mitchell. Today, Red Crossers will be in Madras, Maupin and Antelope.

In addition to the printed preparedness information, the Red Cross Wildfire mobile app is a valuable resource. The free app provides information on what to do before, during and after a wildfire. Melinda Davis, preparedness and community partner manager for the Red Cross Cascades Region, points out that the app offers real-time wildfire safety tools.

"The app lists specific and simple steps such as meeting with family members to discuss what to do in case of a wildfire, what to pack and where to meet up if evacuated," says Melinda, "and includes more targeted information such as how to turn off gas, water and electric utilities."

Additional information can be found at www.redcross.org/prepare/mobile-apps.
Update: Missing Salmon Creek Man Located
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/20/14
UPDATE 07/20/14 Missing man located safe.

Early this morning, missing 88 year old Don Meisenbach was located in southern Oregon. Meisenbach drove himself to the Sutherlin Police Department and contacted an officer there for assistance. Meisenbach was reported in good spirits and appeared fine. As a precaution, he was taken to Mercy Medical Hospital in Roseburg, Oregon. Family members are en route there now to bring him home.


07/19/2014 88 year-old Don Meisenbach left his Salmon Creek area home on July 18th in a white 2010 Scion with Washington license plate DV00778. The vehicle has a USMC sticker in the rear window. Don has a developing memory condition, but is in generally good health. He uses two canes to support himself when he walks. He needs hearing aids to hear, but left them at home. He took his wallet with him but left his cell phone. He usually wears khaki pants and plain T-shirts. His family reports it is unusual for him to be gone this long. The Clark County Sheriff's Office has entered Don in the missing person database and flagged his vehicle.

Please call 911 if you have any information related to the location of Don or his vehicle.

A photo of Don has been attached.
07/19/14
Red Cross Assists Scio family
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/19/14
Disaster Volunteers from the Red Cross responded to assist a family displaced by a fire in the 38000 block of West Scio Rd. The fire affected 2 adults, 1 child and 3 dogs who were provided lodging, food, clothes, comfort kits and information on disaster health and disaster mental health services.
Deck Fire Damages NE Hillsboro Home (Photo)
Hillsboro Fire and Rescue - 07/19/14
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A fire on the back deck of a northeast Hillsboro home caused extensive damage this evening. The blaze was reported to Washington County 9-1-1 dispatchers at 8:15pm. When Hillsboro firefighters from the Jones Farm Station #5 arrived, they found fire inside the garage and from the rear of a one story home located at 1832 NE 9th Avenue.

The crew from Engine #5 quickly extinguished the fire in the garage. Upon entering the home they discovered that the fire had gotten into the attic and a back office space. The crew from the next arriving engine attacked the fire from the rear of the house. Their combined efforts extinguished the fire within fifteen minutes.

The homeowner and his wife and were found safely outside having evacuated the home when they heard the sound of breaking glass caused by the flames. Because the fire started outside the home the smoke alarms inside had not yet sounded. The family will be staying with nearby neighbors.

After interviewing the homeowners and processing the scene for evidence Hillsboro Fire Investigator Joe Ligatich determined the cause for the fire to be improperly disposed of charcoal briquettes placed on the back deck of the home. Damage is estimated at $50,000.

A total of 21 firefighters from Hillsboro Fire and Rescue responded to the blaze. No firefighters were injured.

Hillsboro Fire and Rescue reminds all residents to:
*Allow coals to burn out completely and let ashes cool at least 48 hours before disposing.

*Dispose of cold ashes by wrapping in heavy-duty aluminum foil and placing in non-combustible container. Be sure no other combustible materials are nearby.

*If you must dispose of ashes before completely cooled, place them in a metal container and soak them with water.

For more fire and life safety information, visit: www.ci.hillsboro.or.us/fire or call 503-681-6166.
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Clackamas Fire District 1 firefighters quickly extinguish blaze!
Clackamas Fire Dist. #1 - 07/19/14
CFD#1 firefighters were initially dispatched to a report of smoke in the area of Alder Place, and someone yelling that there was a fire. As a result of additional information, this was upgraded to a full box alarm, which brought: 4 engines, a truck, a battalion chief, and a rescue. The first arriving engine found a house fully charged with smoke, and a fire in an attached garage converted into a room. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire, and ventilated the house, to clear the smoke. There were no injuries reported on this incident.
(PHOTO RELEASE) Oregon Army National Guard aviators assist in fire suppression efforts (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 07/19/14
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Oregon Army National Guard Lt. Col. Alan Gronewald, a CH-47 Chinook helicopter pilot and commander of the Pendleton-based Bravo Company, 1-168 Aviation, coordinates with ground crew prior to flying out in support of fire suppression missions at the Logging Unit fire west of Madras, Ore., July 19. Two Oregon Army National Guard Blackhawk helicopters and two CH-47 Chinook helicopters have been requested to support local responders in containing the fire.  Photo by Staff Sgt. Jason van Mourik, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.


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An Oregon Army National Guard CH-47 Chinook helicopter stands by to begin fire suppression operations in support of local responders at the Logging Unit fire west of Madras, Ore., July 19. Two Oregon Army National Guard Blackhawk helicopters and two CH-47 Chinook helicopters have been requested to support local responders in containing the fire.  Photo by Staff Sgt. Jason van Mourik, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.

Video available at the link:

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Update #2: Victim Identified - Fatal Pedestrian-Involved Traffic Crash - Highway 211 between Molalla and Woodburn (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/19/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Saturday morning's fatal pedestrian-involved traffic crash that occurred along Highway 211 about five miles east of Woodburn. A 36-year old female died after being struck by a vehicle. Her name is released in this update.

According to Sergeant Jason Lindland, on July 19, 2014 at approximately 4:35 a.m., two adult females were walking eastbound on the eastbound shoulder of Highway 211 near Rock Creek Bridge between S. Barlow Road and S. Needy Road. The two women decided to cross the highway in the darkness to walk on the westbound side. One of the women safely made it across but the second woman was struck by a westbound 1982 Volvo four-door station wagon driven by ABEL GUZMAN CALDERON, age 20, from St. Paul.

The severely injured woman came to rest along the side of the roadway and was later pronounced deceased at the scene by emergency responders. She was identified as AMANDA ALICE HOCKETT, age 36, from Beaverton.

GUZMAN CALDERON remained at the scene and was not injured. He is cooperating fully with the investigation and there is no indication of fault on his part.

OSP troopers from the Portland and Salem offices are on scene investigation the crash. Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Canby Police Department, Monitor Rural Fire Protection District #58, Clackamas County Medical Examiner and ODOT are assisting.

The highway was closed until about 10:00 a.m. during the scene investigation.

Pedestrian-related safety tips and information is available on ODOT's Transportation Safety website at http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/TS/pages/pedestrian.aspx.

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12-Year Old Boy Injured in Skateboarding Accident at Milo McIver State Park near Estacada (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/19/14
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A 12-year old Eugene boy suffered a potentially serious head injury Saturday afternoon when he fell from his skateboard while riding on the entrance road into Milo McIver State Park near Estacada.

On July 19, 2014 at approximately 2:00 p.m., an OSP Fish & Wildlife Division trooper was on patrol in Milo McIver State Park when he was flagged down by a park ranger and told that a young boy was injured in a skateboarding accident. The trooper responded to the injured boy and provided initial emergency medical care until relieved by responding firefighters who ordered LifeFlight response. The boy was transported to Oregon Health & Science University for treatment of a possible serious head injury.

The trooper learned the boy and a juvenile female were skateboarding down the hill on the entrance road followed by the boy's aunt in a motor vehicle. The boy and girl both were going too fast and lost control, falling off their skateboards. Neither was wearing a helmet. The girl had a minor injury and didn't go to a hospital.

The boy's name is not being released unless approved by immediate family.

OSP and State Parks & Recreation Department urges all park visitors to be aware of park rules. Remember that all park area roadways are considered public roadways and all provisions of the Oregon Vehicle Code, ORS chapters 801 to 826, are applicable and enforceable. Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) 736-010-0026 covers use of non-motorized vehicles, cycles, and similar devices in State Parks, stating that persons under 16 years of age are required to wear protective headgear when operating a bicycle, skateboard, scooter, rollover- or inline skate, or other wheeled, operator-propelled equipment that transports the operator on land.

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Truck and Horse Trailer Accident (Photo)
Fire Dist. 3, Clark County - 07/19/14
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Fire District 3 responded at 3:00pm today to the 22700 block of 182nd Avenue, Northeast of Battle Ground, on a motor vehicle accident involving a truck and horse trailer with two horses on board. Apparently the trailer came unhitched from the tow vehicle causing the trailer to go into the ditch. There were no injuries to the occupants of the tow vehicle and only minor injuries to the two horses on board. Fire District 3 personnel assisted with off loading the horses who were able to walk home with the assistance of the owners. 182nd Avenue was closed temporarily to aid in the off loading of the horses.


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Update: Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 101 north of Oregon/California Border (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/19/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Saturday morning's single vehicle fatal traffic crash that resulted in the death of an off-duty California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation corrections officer as he was returning home from work along Highway 101 about one mile north of the Oregon/California border. The victim's name is released in this update.

On July 19, 2014 at approximately 7:15 a.m., OSP and local emergency responders were notified of a single vehicle traffic crash off Highway 101 near milepost 362. Upon arrival, a deceased adult male driver was located at the scene.

Preliminary investigation indicates a 2007 Dodge Caliber driven by JOEL RAMOS, age 29, from Brookings, Oregon was traveling northbound when it crossed the southbound lane and went off the highway. The car struck a large stump and then crashed head-on into a tree where it came to rest. RAMOS was using safety restraints and the car's airbags deployed.

Troopers confirmed RAMOS had gotten off work at Pelican Bay State Prison and was returning home when the crash occurred. Driver fatigue is being investigated as a possible contributing factor. Next of kin and prison officials were notified of his death.

OSP troopers from the Gold Beach office are investigating the cause of the crash. OSP was assisted by Brookings Police Department, local fire personnel and ODOT.

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CCSO: Small plane crash outside Aurora, OR. (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/19/14
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On July 19, 2014 at 10:48 am, a deputy from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responded to the report of a small plane crash near S. Meridian Rd. and S. Whiskey Hill Rd. near Hubbard, OR. The two occupants of the plane were reported to be out of the plane and walking around.

The plane was traveling from the Lenhardt Airpark in Hubbard, OR headed to the Mulino Airport in Mulino, OR. The pilot noticed his altitude was too low as he approached some trees but was unable to correct this in time. The wing of the plane struck a tree which caused the plane to go down.

The plane came down in a wooded area without causing serious injury to the passenger or the pilot. There were no structures or other property damage. No roadways were closed due to this crash.

The Aurora Fire Department and Woodburn Ambulance responded to the scene. The two occupants were transported to an area hospital for what appears to be minor injuries. The pilot was identified as Robert Teneyck, 81, of Woodburn, OR. The passenger was identified as Rosalie Carman, 70, of Portland, OR.

It's unknown if the passenger or the pilot are willing to speak with the media regarding this crash. The FAA is aware of the crash and will be investigating.


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Moccasin Hill Fire FINAL News Release, Saturday, July 19, 2014
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/19/14
Following is the FINAL news release for the Moccasin Hill Fire.

Moccasin Hill Fire

Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Team 2, IC Cline

July 19, 2014 8:00 a.m.

THIS IS THE FINAL NEWS RELEASE FOR THIS INCIDENT



Current Situation

"Today was a seek and destroy mission" began Operations Chief Joe Hessel's report of yesterday's day shift progress as crews continued to extinguish all smokes within 300 feet of the fireline and structures. More of the same is planned for today, as crews dig out all remaining hotspots that the infra-red crews located and marked during last night.

Team 2 will transfer the command of the ODF Moccasin Hill Fire to an ODF Type 3 Transition Team working out of the Oregon Department of Forestry Klamath District Office. This will occur on Saturday, July 19 at 12:00 noon. The Transition Team (IC Pellissier) will work to extinguish any remaining smokes and recover equipment. The local ODF fire staff will patrol the fire and monitor for smokes frequently throughout fire season. 100% containment is expected at noon today.

Smokes will remain visible in the interior portions of the fire. If residents spot smokes near structures or fire edges, they are advised to call 911.

The level 1 evacuation status remains in effect for subdivisions near the fire until 8:00 am Sunday morning. The Red Cross Center is now closed.

This is the final news release from the Incident Command Post. All media and public inquiries should contact the ODF office in Klamath Falls at 541-883-5681.

Visit our social media sites, Inciweb page, or call the SCOFMP recorded Fire Information Line at 541-947-6223 for the latest information, which will end on 7-19-14.

Fire at a Glance (07/19/14)

Size: 2535 acres
Cause: under investigation
Current Containment: 95%
Containment Date: 7-19-14
Crews and Equipment:
Crews: 12
Helicopters: 3
Engines: 21
Dozers: 3
Water Tenders: 6
Total personnel: 365

Estimated Costs to Date: $ 3.1 M

For More Information:

South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership
Twitter - www.twitter.com/scofmpfireinfo
Facebook - www.facebook.com/oregondepartmentofforestry
InciWeb - http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3946/
NW Large Fires Information -http://www.nwccinfo.blogspot.com
Suspect Approaching Women in Lower Southeast Portland Arrested by Central Precinct Officers (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/19/14
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On Friday July 18, 2014, at 11:12 p.m., Central Precinct officers arrested 44-year-old Jerry Johnson after Sex Crimes Unit detectives determined that he was the suspect that kissed a woman at OMSI and approached other women in Lower Southeast Portland.

Officers arrested him at his home in the 2600 block of Northwest Upshur Street and transported him to the Detective Division.

Detectives learned that Johnson was working as a security guard, but quit on July 17, due to the intense public scrutiny on the case.

Johnson was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Sex Abuse in the Third Degree. He will be arraigned on Monday.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to thank the public for sharing information about this case and coming forward with information that assisted in identifying Johnson.

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Stabbing Leads to Arrest of Hood River Man (Photo)
Hood River Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/19/14
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HOOD RIVER, ORE. - Just after 6 p.m. on July 17, 2014, the Sheriff's Office and Parkdale Fire were called to the 3800 block of Paul Partlow Dr. on an alleged stabbing. Upon arrival, deputies located fifty-four year old Richard E. Wilson of Ocean Park, WA, who was suffering from life threatening knife wounds. A deputy and neighbors performed life-saving measures until medical personnel arrived.

Wilson was transported from the scene via Life Flight to Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland where he remained in critical condition Thursday night.

The initial investigation continued into Friday morning and led to the arrest of a neighboring Paul Partlow resident. Dale Allen Bush, 66, was lodged at NORCOR on charges of Attempted Murder and Assault I.

Following the arrest, HRCSO personnel executed a search warrant at Bush's residence. The investigation is on-going.


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Red Cross Conducts Preparedness Outreach in Central Oregon Wildfire Areas
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/19/14
As a series of wildfires burn across central Oregon, the American Red Cross is at the ready to open and staff shelters for area residents and visitors. Today several outreach teams will be canvassingthe Three Rivers area, Warm Springs and Prineville, to distribute bottled water and wildfire preparedness information.

Red Cross Cascades Regional Disaster Program Officer Cara Sloman has been overseeing Red Cross response for the wildfires, encompassing shelter and operations near the Waterman Complex fires near Prineville and Mitchell, the Bridge 99 fires near Sisters and the Shaniko Butte fire near Warm Springs. She coordinated the outreach activity to help inform the communities about specific actions that can be taken to mitigate the impact of wildfires.

"Many people know that the Red Cross is there to respond to disasters," she said. "We also take an active role in how to prepare for them."

Prepare! A Resource Guide can be viewed by visiting the Preparedness Toolkit page on regional website: www.redcross.or/portland/preparedness-toolkit.
Injured Hiker Rescued near Mt Jefferson
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/19/14
The Marion County Sheriff's Office received information from The Air Force Rescue Coordination Center, which is located at Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City Florida, there was an activation from a Personal Locator Beacon near Mt Jefferson. A Personal Locator Beacon is similar to locating devices which are used on aircraft, but for personal use.

The Air Force Rescue Coordination Center was able to find out the beacon was registered to 56 year old Michael Smilenski out of the Detroit, Oregon area. Deputies received information from friends that Mr Smilenski left yesterday to hike up to Mt Jefferson but they did not know the trail he was taking.

Deputies attempted to locate Mr Smilenski's vehicle and began activating Search and Rescue units from Marion County and Linn County. The sheriff's office also requested a helicopter from the Oregon National Guard. The National Guard activated staff and sent a helicopter into the area to locate Mr Smilenski.

Mr Smilenski was located by the helicopter just after 10 P.m. as he was flashing some kind of light to signal rescuers. The helicopter that located Mr Smilenski was not equipped to conduct a rescue operation and they requested an additional helicopter for the rescue.

Once the rescue helicopter was on scene overhead, they were able to use a hoist to lower down, load up Mr Smilenski and lift him up into the helicopter where he was flown to Salem and then taken by ambulance Salem Hospital for medical treatment. Mr Smilenski was hoisted into the rescue helicopter just before 2:30 A.M.

Mr Smilenski is an experienced hiker and had hiking equipment with him for the different conditions he might face. Information from Mr Smilenski indicates he fell approximately 100 feet and was unable to hike out on his own due to the injuries he sustained. The sheriff's Office will not be releasing further details about his injuries.

The Marion County Sheriff's Office would like to thank The Linn County Sheriff's Office for the assistance of deputies and Search and Rescue Crews, The Oregon National Guard as well as Members of the Marion County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Teams. We would also like to thank the United States Air Force Rescue Coordination Center for the information and resources they provided throughout this rescue mission.
Troutdale Summerfest Parade
Reynolds Sch. Dist. - 07/19/14
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We are lined up! Walk with us Raider Nation!

We are lined up on SW Kendall between 2nd and Columbia River Highway in downtown Troutdale. The street is between Alliance Plumbing and Ye Olde Pub! Parade starts at 11. Judging at 10am.


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Two Crashes this Evening End with Injuries and DUII Charges (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/18/14
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Friday, July 18, 2014

Two roll-over crashes, about two hours apart, were influenced by drivers who were intoxicated. A passenger in one of the vehicles seriously injured an arm. Both drivers were arrested.

On Friday, July 18, 2014, at about 4:06 p.m., deputies responded to a report of a roll-over crash near 32380 NW Hornecker Rd. in unincorporated Washington County near the City of Cornelius. The driver, 26-year-old Wert Russert from Hillsboro, lost control of his 2003 Chevy pick up truck and left the roadway. The truck rolled at least once and came to rest on its wheels. Fire crews had to cut off the top of the truck in order to remove the passenger, a 17-year-old male. The passenger was transported to Emanuel hospital with an injured arm.

Deputies investigating the crash determined Mr. Russert was intoxicated and he was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of intoxicants and Assault in the Fourth Degree.

About two hours later, at 6:09 p.m., in the community of Laurelwood, deputies responded to another roll-over crash at the intersection of SW Laurelwood Rd. and SW Parmele Rd. The driver, 25-year-old Jason Eaton of Beaverton, lost control of his 1997 Dodge pick up and rolled it an unknown number of times. Both he and his 24-year-old passenger were not hurt. Deputies determined that Mr. Eaton was under the influence of alcohol and arrested him for DUII.


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Update:Multnomah County Sheriff's Office investigating body recovered from Sandy River
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/18/14
Update: The deceased has been identified as Kyle Peterson, Age 29 of Gresham, OR. Kyle Peterson was reported missing after walking into a heavily wooded area on February 24, 2014 after a car accident in Troutdale, OR. The family asks that media respect their privacy and request no media contact at this time.

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On Friday July 18, 2014 at approximately 4:20 p.m. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office River Patrol deputies responded to the Sandy River after a day hiker reported seeing what he thought was a body floating in the River by a log near the mouth of the river. MCSO Deputies arrived in the area and located the body of a deceased adult male approximately a half mile up from the mouth of the River near the west bank. Gresham Fire Department responded and assisted in the recovering the body from the River. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office detectives and the Medical Examiner were notified and responded. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office detectives are handling the investigation.

The body has been turned over to the Multnomah County Medical Examiner's Office. We are not releasing any more information at this time pending family notifications. More information will be released when it becomes available.
Salem Police Investigating Fatal Traffic Crash on Hwy 22 near the Rosemont NW on-ramp
Salem Police Dept. - 07/18/14
8:55pm, Fri. 7/18/14: The eastbound lanes of Hwy 22 near the Rosemont NW on-ramp have been re-opened upon completion of the fatal traffic crash investigation.

The deceased driver has been identified as Randy W. Whittaker, 48yrs of Dallas. Whittaker was employed as a Sergeant with the Polk County Sheriff's Office and had been with PCSO for 15 years. Next of kin notifications have been made.
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Salem Police responded to a single vehicle traffic crash at 4:11pm, (Fri., 7/18/14), which occurred in the eastbound lanes of Hwy 22 near the Rosemont NW on-ramp. The crash resulted in the death of the driver of the vehicle. There had been a dog in the vehicle which ran off after the crash, but has been located and is being returned to family of the deceased.

From the preliminary investigation, the deceased was in his vehicle with his dog, traveling east on Hwy 22 in the right lane, when another vehicle passed it. The deceased moved into the left lane, lost control of his vehicle and struck the large cement barriers running along the east side of the highway. The driver has been identified but release of identity is pending next of kin notification.

Salem Police request anyone who may have witnessed the events prior, during or after the crash to contact Salem Police Dispatch at 503-588-6123. The crash investigation is being conducted by the Traffic Control Unit.

Anyone with information regarding the following vehicle of interest and or its occupants are asked to call Salem Police Dispatch. Vehicle description: a white Dodge or Chevy 3/4 ton or 1 ton pick up truck, (unk year), standard or possibly with an extended cab. The pick up has an industrial type black flat bed. The pick up is raised, with large, oversize tires. The pick up appeared to be a work truck. In the pick up were two male occupants.

Hwy 22 continues to be closed as the crash investigation continues. Its expected to be closed for approximately another 1 - 1 1/2 hrs. When re-opened, an update will be sent out.
4 Alarm Fire In Turner, Oregon (Photo)
Jefferson Fire Dist. - 07/18/14
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On Friday July 18, 2014 at 1:19 p.m. Turner Fire District was dispatched to a low risk grass fire at 12307 Summit Loop SE Turner, Oregon. Upon arrival Incident Commander, Jon Remy saw that the fire was approximately six acres. The fire quickly escalated to a four alarm fire. Albany, Lebanon, Jefferson, Scio, Salem, Stayton, and Marion County were also dispatched to assist with the call. There was a small shop being threatened within a few feet of where it appeared to be an illegal burn. The fire quickly moved through approximately 15-20 acres.

There were several homes that were threatened from Pearson Road towards Wintercreek. Marion County Sheriff's gave standby evacuation notices to the homes that were potentially threatened by the fire.

The fire was deemed under control at 3:19 p.m. Crews continue to mop up for several hours after. The cause of the fire appears to be from an illegal burn and is under investigation by the Oregon State Fire Marshall's Office.

There were no injuries to firefighters or animals.


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(PHOTO RELEASE) Oregon National Guard's 1-186 Infantry honored during mobilization ceremony (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 07/18/14
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Family, friends and well-wishers of the Oregon Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 186th Infantry Regiment, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, gathered to honor the Citizen-Soldiers during a mobilization ceremony, July 18, at 10:00 a.m. at the Southern Oregon University's McNeal Pavilion.

The deployment is part of the regular rotational cycle of forces to provide security missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
The battalion is headquartered in Ashland, with companies also based in Coos Bay, Grants Pass, Medford, Roseburg, and St. Helens. The unit is under the command of Lt. Col. Noel Hoback and Command Sgt. Maj. Brad Huppunen.

The unit will complete deployment processing and training at Fort Hood, Texas, prior to departure for Afghanistan. The units will provide security and support for military facilities in Kabul and southwestern Afghanistan.

The history of the 41st Brigade can be traced back to 1917 when the 41st Infantry Division was created for service in World War I primarily from National Guard units from Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana. The 41st Infantry Division was the longest deployed division during WWII, serving in the Pacific.

Elements of the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team have served in Saudia Arabia, The Sinai, Kuwait, Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan. The brigade deployed a large contingent known as Task Force Phoenix to Afghanistan in 2006 and again deployed the entire brigade to Iraq in 2009.
"The Oregon National Guard today is the best equipped, best trained, best led we've ever been due to experience gained through supporting overseas contingency operations over the last decade," said Maj. Stephen Bomar, director of Public Affairs for the Oregon Military Department. "Mobilizations such as this help the Oregon National Guard maintain a ready and reliable operational force."

It is customary for senior leaders and elected representatives to deliver letters to the deploying units. U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley wrote, "I have no doubt your team will demonstrate skill and professionalism in your upcoming mission. I know you will display courage and strength as you provide security forces at the Bagram Airfield base."
U.S. Senator Ron Wyden also provided letter to the unit. Many local, state and other elected officials were in attendance alongside representatives from law enforcement agencies and emergency responders.

To see still photos, stories and video of the unit's Soldiers' training, visit the following links:
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Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 186th Infantry, of the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, stand in formation for a unit photo, prior to their mobilization ceremony, held July 18, at the McNeal Pavilion, Southern Oregon University, in Ashland, Ore. The unit is scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan to provide security missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The unit is commanded by Lt. Col. Noel Hoback and Command Sgt. Maj. Brad Huppunen. Photo by Master Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.

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Oregon Army National Guard Maj. Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson (center), Adjutant General, Oregon, is joined by Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown (right), and Lt. Col. Noel Hoback, commander, 1st Battalion, 186th Infantry, of the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, shakes hands with unit Solders following the unit's mobilization ceremony, held July 18, at the McNeal Pavilion, Southern Oregon University, in Ashland, Ore. Oregon. The unit is scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan to provide security missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The unit is commanded by Hoback and Command Sgt. Maj. Brad Huppunen. Photo by Master Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.

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U.S. Representative Greg Walden (R-OR), speaks to Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers and guests during the mobilization ceremony for the 1st Battalion, 186th Infantry, of the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, held July 18, at the McNeal Pavilion, Southern Oregon University, in Ashland, Ore. The unit is scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan to provide security missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The unit is commanded by Lt. Col. Noel Hoback and Command Sgt. Maj. Brad Huppunen. Photo by Master Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.

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Oregon Army National Guard Command Sgt. Maj. Brad Huppunen (right), listens as Lt. Col. Noel Hoback, commander, 1st Battalion, 186th Infantry, of the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, briefs unit Soldiers, prior to the start of their mobilization ceremony, held July 18, at the McNeal Pavilion, Southern Oregon University, in Ashland, Ore. The unit is scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan to provide security missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Photo by Master Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.


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Mother Using Heroin Arrested Downtown, 7-Year-Old Child in Car (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/18/14
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This afternoon, Friday July 18, 2014, at 1:08 p.m., a Traffic Division officer was flagged down at Southwest 4th Avenue and Harrison Street on the report that a woman and a child were in a parked car nearby and that the woman was shooting up heroin.

The officer walked over to the car and observed the woman injecting heroin into her arm while the child was seated in the rear of the vehicle.

The woman, 27-year-old Adrianna Marie Vandehey, was arrested on charges of Possession of Heroin and Reckless Endangerment.

The child, in good health, was taken into protective custody and placed in the custody of other family members.

Vandehey was booked into the Multnomah County Jail and will be arraigned on Monday July 21.

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Deputies and Fire on scene fire South Marion County
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/18/14
Fire personnel were dispatched to Summit Loop SE in Marion County on a fire that appears to have started from an illegal burn. Residents in the area have been notified to be ready to evacuate if needed by Marion County Sheriff's Deputies and fire personnel. The fire is mostly contained at this point but fire crews are still checking further.

The public is asked to avoid the area of Parrish Gap Rd SE, Wintercreek Rd SE and Summit Loop SE. The Oregon State Fire Marshalls Office will be investigating the cause of the fire and will give a follow up media release as they are available. Please direct questions to the State Fire Marshalls Office for additional information.

The Sheriff's Office does not plan on putting out any further media releases.
PPB to Hold Bike Safety Fiesta for Local Kids (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/18/14
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The Portland Police Bureau's Youth Services Division will host its second annual Bicycle Safety Fiesta on Saturday, July 19, 2014, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Rosewood Initiative, 16126 SE Stark Street, Portland. The event, co-sponsored by Providence Health & Services and Walmart, will include a variety of bike safety awareness booths for parents and children. There will be several stations at the event which will include bike helmet fitting, rules of the road for bikers, bike safety inspection and a bike riding obstacle course. There will also be a limited number of helmets available for youth who don't have a helmet or one that fits properly. The event will also feature refreshments, chances to win a free bike and cultural dancers.

Parents are reminded to bring their child's bike and helmet to this event. All are invited!

For more information about Youth Services or other youth programs, call 503-823-4849 or visit their Facebook page at Facebook.com/PPBYSD

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City offers summer street tree pruning workshop July 24
City of Vancouver - 07/18/14
Vancouver, Wash. - Learn how to properly prune while keeping trees strong and healthy at Vancouver Urban Forestry's TreeTalk Workshop, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Thursday, July 24, in the Hough Neighborhood. Participants will meet at Hough Elementary School, 1900 Daniels St, for hands-on instruction in pruning young street trees for clearance and structure.

This outdoor workshop will be led by ISA certified Urban Forestry staff who will provide a brief overview of proper pruning techniques and instruct attendees in techniques and tips for pruning trees.

Tree should be pruned to allow 7-foot clearance over the sidewalk and 12-foot clearance over the street. Proper pruning can make all the difference in keeping trees healthy and preventing hazards.

Participants should dress for the weather, bringing their own gloves. Where possible, participants are encouraged to bring bypass hand pruners.

TreeTalk is a series of free, all-about-trees, educational workshops presented by Vancouver Urban Forestry, a division of the Department of Public Works.

To ensure your place at the TreeTalk Workshop, register in advance by calling (360) 487-8308 or emailing urbanforestry@cityofvancouver.us. Space is limited. For more information, please visit www.cityofvancouver.us/urbanforestry.

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Single car accident in an attempt to avoid a deer (Photo)
Fire Dist. 3, Clark County - 07/18/14
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Fire District 3 responded at 1pm today to a single car accident. The SUV was apparently traveling north bound on 152nd Ave near the 30000 block when it lost control after hitting a deer. The driver and occupant were both transported, one to Emmanuel via Life Flight and the other by North Country EMS to Peace Health Southwest. Fire District 13, Clark County Fire and Rescue and Clark County Sheriffs Office also responded.


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Disabled Woman's Tricycle Stolen from Southeast Portland's Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood
Portland Police Bureau - 07/18/14
Today, Friday July 18, 2014, a Portland Police officer took a report from a woman who had her tricycle stolen from her home last night.

56-year-old Wendy Gonzalez reported to police that sometime overnight, between 10:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m., her Red Wing Tricycle was stolen from her driveway. The tricycle had been chained and locked to a pole in her driveway, located in the 5800 block of Southeast Lexington Street.

The victim is legally blind and disabled and uses the tricycle as her only form of transportation.

Unfortunately, there is no suspect information at this time.

The tricycle is a Red Wing brand, red paint, red handles, two baskets, a lap belt, and one mirror. It is valued at $500.

Anyone with information about this tricycle theft is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at (503) 823-3333, reference case #14-57912.

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Winners of the 2014 Service to Beaverton Awards Announced at Luncheon (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 07/18/14
This year's Service to Beaverton award winners were recognized at a luncheon on July 18 at Nike’s Tiger Woods Center for their significant contributions to the community.
This year's Service to Beaverton award winners were recognized at a luncheon on July 18 at Nike’s Tiger Woods Center for their significant contributions to the community.
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Today, Mayor Denny Doyle announced the recipients of the 2014 Service to Beaverton Awards, sponsored by the City of Beaverton and the Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce, during a luncheon at the Nike Tiger Woods Center. The annual awards ceremony recognizes individuals and organizations that have made long-term, significant contributions to the community.

"The Service to Beaverton Awards help us recognize those who go above and beyond in supporting our community, demonstrating collaboration and the spirit of volunteerism," said Mayor Doyle. "To all the nominees, congratulations and a sincere thank you for your invaluable contributions to make Beaverton one of the best communities in Oregon."

Congratulations to the 2014 Service to Beaverton Award winners:

Small/Medium Business: Beaverton Sub Station
The Beaverton Sub Station has made Broadway Street its home since 1981, and features a menu of simple and delicious subs. Owned and operated by Chuck Wilson, the business leads initiatives for the historic preservation of Broadway Street, engages in the Signage Pilot Project, and helps grow events, such as First Friday, through the Beaverton Downtown Association.

Large Business: Vernier Software
Vernier Software, founded by Dave and Christine Vernier, develops and produces affordable, easy-to-use data acquisition products for science classrooms and labs around the world. Vernier encourages employees to volunteer for non-profit organizations on company time, and engages in many other forms of philanthropy. Through partnerships with Schoolhouse Supplies, the Oregon Food Bank and other organizations, Vernier has worked to provide for those in need throughout the Beaverton community.

Educator/Teacher of the Year: Terri Buckley
Terri Buckley is a teacher at Findley Elementary who has been a source of inspiration for her students. Buckley has been a catalyst for community service projects by working with organizations, such as the Oregon Food Bank, and starting "Smile Bags," where her students help decorate sack lunches with drawings and fill them with organic food to pass out to homeless adults. Students have said that her classroom is welcoming and friendly, and she supports their ideas for how to help the community.

Emerging Leader: Roopa Ramanujam
Ramanujam played an instrumental role in leading and launching new projects in her role as co-chair of the Mayor's Youth Advisory Board, such as Adopt-a-Road cleanups and Senior Prom. She started a club during her junior year that mentored students in speech and debate in middle school, with the majority of students deciding to join speech and debate when they entered high school. The list of local organizations that Ramanujam has volunteered with in Beaverton is endless, including HomePlate Youth Services, Vose Elementary School, and the Oregon Food Bank.

Neighborhood Association Committee (NAC) Member: Alton Harvey, Sr.
As chair of the Neighbors Southwest NAC for close to ten years, Harvey has played a strong role in enriching his neighborhood and facilitating connections. In his leadership role, Harvey was heavily involved in ensuring that neighborhood concerns were heard during the development of the Progress Ridge Town Center. Other initiatives include the Neighbors Night Out event, which creates opportunities for neighbors and businesses to connect with each other. In addition to his work with the neighborhood, Harvey also serves as the Vice President of the Oregon Board of Dentistry. His neighbors have noted that Harvey is a champion for building community and embodying neighborliness.

Organization: ISing Choir
ISing Choir has been delivering exceptional performances of choral music for more than nine years, and has grown into a group of 75 volunteer members dedicated to sharing music for the benefit of the community. 100% of the profits of ISing Benefit concerts go to local non-profits, helping in many areas from affordable housing to providing meals for homeless youth. To date, ISing concerts have raised over $135,000. In the last month, a smaller group of members toured Beaverton's sister city Cluses, France, for a cultural exchange, the first in 15 years.

Outstanding Individual: Patricia Reser
Patricia Reser is the Chair of the Board of Reser's Fine Foods, a retired teacher and administrator of the Beaverton School District, and long-time arts advocate in Beaverton. Jayne Scott, senior manager at the City of Beaverton said, "Pat Reser is a champion of the arts in Beaverton, an advocate for the preservation of our history in Washington County, and a strong supporter of opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities in our state."

Service to Beaverton Award recipients were selected based on the following criteria: implementing and/or assisting in the implementation of outstanding projects and/or services; enriching and revitalizing our community and neighborhoods; and demonstrating responsiveness, creativity, and civic values.

A special thanks to the Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce and Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District for sponsoring the 2014 Service to Beaverton Awards Luncheon. For more information about the luncheon and each winner, please visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/Service or contact Megan Cohen, Neighborhood Program, at 503-526-2584.

In 2014, Beaverton was again recognized as the safest city in the entire Pacific Northwest. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was one of just four cities of its size recently recognized as a "Smarter City" energy leader by the Natural Resources Defense Council and one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine. In addition, Beaverton was named one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine, an All-America City finalist, as one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com, one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine, the Recycler of the Year from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, a Bronze Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists and as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities, the Beaverton Community Vision program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter. Beaverton also enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov, like the City of Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton, or follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.

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Attached Media Files: This year's Service to Beaverton award winners were recognized at a luncheon on July 18 at Nike’s Tiger Woods Center for their significant contributions to the community.
City Selects Provider for Ambulance Services
City of Vancouver - 07/18/14
Vancouver, Wash. - Today, Vancouver City Manager Eric Holmes and Fire Chief Joe Molina announced the selection of American Medical Response (AMR) as the ambulance service provider for the Vancouver Fire Department's service delivery area. The contract is anticipated to go to the Vancouver City Council for approval this fall, after negotiations with AMR are complete.

The new ambulance services contract will go into effect Jan. 1, 2015. It will replace the existing ambulance services agreement the City has with Emergency Medical Services (EMS) District 2. The new contract will also allow AMR to provide ambulance services to residents outside the Vancouver Fire Department's service area through a new interlocal agreement between Vancouver and EMS District 2.

AMR, the current service provider in EMS District 2, was selected through a competitive process where they scored significantly higher on the evaluation criteria than the other qualified applicant.

"Since AMR is the current ambulance service provider, our residents should expect to see no interruption or change in the quality ambulance services they've been receiving," said Fire Chief Joe Molina. "We look forward to developing a 'hand in glove' relationship with our ambulance provider to provide more effective and efficient service to our citizens."

Vancouver's population generates 74% of the ambulance calls within EMS District 2. Contracting directly with the ambulance company will allow the Fire Department to provide more integrated services to citizens, improve accountability and have better control over costs.

For more information about the new contract and ambulance services in the City of Vancouver, please visit www.cityofvancouver.us/ambulanceservices.


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TRI Staff to present unique approach to program rating at the QRIS national meeting (Photo)
Western Oregon University - 07/18/14
From left to right: Robyn Lopez Melton, Pat Aldrich and Tom Udell
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Robyn Lopez Melton, Pat Aldrich and Tom Udell, staff members at Western Oregon University's Teaching Research Institute (TRI), were invited to present at the Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) national meeting from July 23 to 25 in Denver, Colo. QRIS is a system designed to improve the quality of child care by providing technical assistance to programs and professional development to staff, and to create a rating system that gives families a tool when looking for a program in which to place their children.

This invitation came after a successful presentation on Oregon's QRIS at the 2014 National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development in Minneapolis. Their presentation, titled The Portfolio Approach: A cost-effective measure for evaluating program standards, focuses on Oregon's unique use of a portfolio system to document standards as an affordable approach.

"The use of portfolios to evaluate child care programs is unique to Oregon's QRIS," says TRI's Center on Early Learning Director Tom Udell. "It shows promise of not just being cost effective, but creating high levels of participation and engagement with home and center based child care providers."

The portfolio system, which grew out of a decision from what was then Oregon's Child Care Division about eight years ago, supports the idea that Oregon would always spend more supporting programs than rating them. At that time, Oregon's Programs of Quality (also coordinated by TRI) conducted a pilot test to discover if one could accurately measure the quality of a child care program by having each child care program director submit documentation in a portfolio. The pilot test showed the method had promise, not only for documenting quality but for being more cost effective than direct observation. Oregon's QRIS portfolio system was born.

"In most states, the rating is based on outside observations using selected observation tools," said Robyn Lopez Melton, QRIS program coordinator and TRI staff member. "The observation approach includes the expense of hiring, training and maintaining skilled observers, the purchase of the observation tools, and travel expenses." Absent most of these expenses, Oregon's costs-per-program using portfolios appears to be lower.

Ella Taylor, Ph.D., director of Teaching Research Institute said, "Early evidence indicates that the use of a portfolio system encourages greater buy-in from early learning providers since they directly interact with the standards - needing to review each standard and show evidence of how his or her program satisfies the criteria. Oregon's portfolio system engages providers by encouraging them to assess and improve their programs based on the standards."

The portfolios contain all of Oregon's early child care standards and indicators, and require evidence to document how programs meet the standards. The child care program directors complete and submit their portfolio to TRI. A team of trained reviewers review and rate each program. According to Lopez Melton, "Many programs receive their rating in the first review, and others respond to requests for additional evidence and are rated in a simple re-submission process."

After attending Oregon's QRIS presentation at the National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development in Minneapolis, Debi Mathias, Director of the QRIS National Learning Network with the BUILD Initiative, invited the TRI team to repeat the presentation at the QRIS National Meeting in Denver later this summer. TRI staff are excited about this opportunity to share what has proven to be an effective, engaging and successful process that may benefit QRIS programs across the country.

For more information, please contact Tom Udell at udellt@wou.edu


Attached Media Files: From left to right: Robyn Lopez Melton, Pat Aldrich and Tom Udell
Business Oregon Director Sean Robbins Statement on Daimler Trucks North America Headquarters Groundbreaking
Business Oregon (Ore. Business Development Dept.) - 07/18/14
PORTLAND - Business Oregon Director Sean Robbins issued the following statement today at Daimler Trucks North America's Headquarters groundbreaking event on Portland's Swan Island:

"Daimler Trucks North America's commitment to stay and expand its corporate headquarters here in Oregon is an enormous vote of confidence in our state's economic future. Our highly-trained workforce and high quality of life continues to make us globally competitive as we develop foreign partnerships and attract investment from around the world. We're an international player, and Oregon will continue to attract foreign direct investment and work to grow companies like Daimler here."


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Business Oregon works to create, retain, expand and attract businesses that provide sustainable, living-wage jobs for Oregonians through public-private partnerships, leveraged funding, and support of economic opportunities for Oregon companies and entrepreneurs. Visit www.oregon4biz.com for more information on doing business in Oregon.
Expect congestion and delays on I-5 between Drain and Cottage Grove (Photo)
ODOT: SW Oregon - 07/18/14
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Motorists traveling north on Interstate 5 should expect lane closures, congestion and delays between Drain and Cottage Grove today and tomorrow, July 18-19, due to pavement repairs.

Northbound lane closures will be in effect between milepost 168 and milepost 170, just north of the Lane-Douglas County Line. The lane closures are necessary because several large potholes have developed along the right side of the road this week.

Starting at 9 p.m. tonight, workers plan to dig out a 500-foot section of the northbound right lane, replace the rock under the road and pave the surface. All lanes are expected to be open by Saturday evening.


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Update: Investigation Into Officer-Involved Shooting in Reedsport
Oregon State Police - 07/18/14
The Douglas County Major Crimes Team, led by Oregon State Police (OSP) Criminal Investigations Division, is continuing the investigation into Thursday afternoon's officer-involved shooting in Reedsport. The man shot by a law enforcement officer is still being treated at a local hospital and no officers present were injured.

Updated information authorized for release indicates on July 17, 2014 at approximately 12:30 p.m., four law enforcement officers (two from Reedsport Police Department and two from Douglas County Sheriff's Office) responded to a reported verbal and physical disturbance at a mobile home park located at 1000 N. Eighth Street in Reedsport.

After arrival, the officers were confronted by an adult male suspect armed with a handgun. Shots were exchanged between the man and law enforcement. The suspect was shot at least once and injured. He was transported to Lower Umpqua Hospital for initial treatment where he is still being treated.

For investigative reasons, including pending interviews, the names of the person shot and the involved officers are still withheld.

Both deputies from Douglas County Sheriff's Office and one Reedsport police officer are on paid administrative leave at this time, which is standard protocol during officer-involved shooting investigations.

The Douglas County Major Crimes Team is represented by investigators from OSP, DCSO, Reedsport Police Department, and Roseburg Police Department. The Douglas County District Attorney's Office is assisting the Major Crimes Team.

Additional information will be released when approved by the investigative team.

Officer-involved shooting investigations can be complex and take several weeks to complete and present to the District Attorney's office for review. To provide educational outreach to local communities, a video was produced by the Lane County District Attorney office with the assistance of law enforcement and national and regional experts. The 17-minute video provides important details regarding officer-involved shootings and the process used to investigate them. The video may provide useful background for reporters and the public, and it can be viewed via this link: http://bit.ly/q0V69v

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Update-Suicide Attempt at the Clark County Jail
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/18/14
UPDATE: 07/18/2014 At 12:45 pm today, inmate SAPP, James was prounced dead. Family notifications have been made. He has been transferred to the Clark County Medical Examiner for determination of cause and manner of death. This matter remains under investigation of the Regional MCU.

At their request, we are including this statement from James Sapp's family:

"The family of Mr. Sapp wishes to express their concern and sorrow for the suffering and injuries inflicted on Vancouver Police Officer Dustin Goudschaal and the members of the Vancouver Police Department. The family asks for privacy as they work through this difficult time."

Nothing further will be released at this time.

Suicide Attempt at the Clark County Jail

Inmate: SAPP, James Todd - DOB 07/06/1966

Approximately 13:30 Hrs. today Clark County Corrections Deputies making a routine cell check discovered inmate SAPP, James in the act of an attempted suicide inside his cell at the main jail facility. Deputies intervened in the suicide attempt. On duty Jail medical staff responded immediately and provided emergency medical care until relieved by Vancouver Fire Department and AMR EMS. Sapp was transported to an area hospital via AMR ambulance.

Inmate Sapp was being held on charges of attempted homicide. The circumstances of the attempted suicide are currently under investigation of the Regional Major Crimes Team. No other details on this incident are being released at this time.
Temporary Closure Set for Section of Trail in George Himes Park (Photo)
Portland Water Bureau - 07/18/14
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Portland, OR -- A 350-foot section of the SW Terwilliger Trail in George Himes Park in Southwest Portland will be closed from August through October 2014.

A contractor for the Portland Water Bureau will be installing pipe under the paved section of the SW Terwilliger Trail starting at SW Capitol Highway and ending approximately 350-feet south of the intersection of SW Terwilliger Boulevard and SW Capitol Highway. A safe alternative route around the construction zone will be provided on SW Terwilliger Boulevard. Trail users can also take the George Himes Trail to avoid the construction zone.

The paved walking path and natural area disturbed by the project will be restored once the project is completed, scheduled for November 2014.

The contractor is installing 3,400 feet of new 24-inch diameter pipe from the intersection of SW Burlingame Avenue and SW Chestnut Street, north along SW Burlingame Avenue, then turn east on SW Burlingame Terrace down to SW Terwilliger Boulevard. Once on SW Terwilliger Boulevard, the construction will continue north to the traffic island at SW Capitol Highway where new underground utility vaults will be installed.

More information can be found on the project website at www.portlandoregon.gov/water/swcarolina.


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Washington County statement regarding survey employee injured July 17
Washington County - 07/18/14
At approximately 1:45 p.m. yesterday afternoon, Dennis Keister (k?"s-ter), 57, a survey crew member working for the Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation sustained serious, but non-life threatening injuries while working in a remote location in the rural Gales Creek area. His fellow crew members attended to him and called 911. Forest Grove Fire and Rescue and the Washington County Sheriff's office initially responded to the scene. Ultimately, a US Coast Guard helicopter rescue crew retrieved Mr. Keister from the ravine and transported him to a local hospital. He remains hospitalized at this time. His condition is stable.

"Please join us in wishing Dennis a full and speedy recovery. On behalf of the entire Department of Land Use & Transportation, I want to thank the Washington County Sheriff's Office, Forest Grove Fire & Rescue, the Coast Guard Air Station Astoria search and rescue helicopter crew, and the other responders that participated in yesterday's challenging rescue operation and hospital transport," said Andrew Singelakis, the county's director of land use & transportation. "We truly appreciate these first responders' professionalism and commitment to public safety."

Mr. Keister is a Survey Technician III. He has been employed with the Department of Land Use & Transportation since April 2014.
Oregon ranchers attempt to stave off devastating wildfires, save cattle (rancher interviews available) (Photo)
Oregon Cattlemen's Association - 07/18/14
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SALEM -- With the Oregon wildfires still raging, Oregon ranchers are doing all they can to save their homes, cattle, land and livelihoods.

Throughout Oregon, ranchers are doing their best to not only stop the fires, but to protect their cattle. Several ranchers have already come across as many as 20 dead cows. By the time these wildfires are put out, there is no telling how many cattle will have perished.

Find out more about the Oregon Cattlemen's Association at www.orcattle.com

For media:

Interviews can be arranged with several ranchers, including: Ray Sessler, Bill Wilber and Bob Skinner. Their contact information can be obtained by calling Scott Anderson, OCA communication coordinator, at 503-361-8941. You can also email him at Scott@orcattle.com

Notes: If you would like photos of Bill Wilber inspecting his land Tuesday in Burns, photos can be emailed.

Information on the ranchers:

Ray Sessler:

The current president of the Oregon Cattlemen's Association, Sessler lives in Prineville. With his ranches in Prineville and Paulina, Sessler operates on 62,000 acres. Sessler has been a full-time rancher since the 1980s. He was born in Klamath Falls and grew up in the ranching industry.

Bill Wilber:

Wilber, 72, lives in Burns where he operates on 10,000 acres. Wilber is the OCA's Wildlife Committee Chairman. Wilber confirmed Friday that he has already found seven dead cows and 13 dead calves. He expects to find more, along with countless injured cattle, but is struggling to get a count on the exact number due to the fact that the ground is still extremely hot. Wilber also said he has found cattle he refers to as the "walking wounded." He said one calf had been found that had no visible burn marks, but it was "totally traumatized," he said.

Bob Skinner:

Skinner, the OCA's Public Lands Committee Chairman and past OCA president, lives in Jordan Valley. Skinner, along with many other ranchers who serve as members of the Jordan Valley Rangeland Fire Protection Association, have personally been fighting the Buzzard Complex fire.

"The wind was pretty bad and the fire has jumped the fire line about four times," he said.

Skinner also said while he didn't have an exact count, many cows have died.

"And a lot of people are upset," he said. "Operations are going to be severely impacted. I've been through this before, too. These fires impact you for years to come and it's also a huge emotional drain. Plus, these big fires just annihilate the wildlife. It's not a good situation."


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Hillsboro School District to Receive Additional Gain Share Money from County and City
Hillsboro Sch. Dist. - 07/18/14
The District will be given $728,716 more than initially projected for the 2014-15 school year

July 18, 2014, Hillsboro, OR - Earlier today, Washington County Board of Commissioners Chair Andy Duyck and Hillsboro Mayor Jerry Willey announced that local jurisdictions are receiving approximately $6 million more in Gain Share* funds than initially anticipated for 2014-15 and have chosen to give half of that money ($3 million) to Washington County school districts according to their student populations.

The decision to gift a portion of 2013-15 Gain Share funds to local school districts was first announced on June 6, 2013. At that time, the anticipated amount of distribution was $10 million over the two-year period; now, the total distribution will be approximately $13 million for the biennium.

Hillsboro's share of the distribution was $1,201,905 in the 2013-14 school year, an amount that allowed the District to add three school days back to the calendar. The District had also slated its 2014-15 distribution of $1,218,272, along with a portion of additional State School Fund dollars, to be used for the restoration of school days. Currently, the District is scheduled to have just one budget reduction day (November 26, 2014) in the 2014-15 school year, down from a potential of five days.

A decision on how to spend the additional $728,716 (bringing Hillsboro's total distribution for 2014-15 to $1,946,988) will need to be made in consultation with the Board; those conversations will likely begin at the next regular session meeting on Tuesday, July 29.

"We are thrilled about the County's and City's decision to invest additional dollars in our local schools," expressed Board Chair Kim Strelchun. "At a time when we are finally able to begin restoring funds to our system, this money will help us gain even more momentum for the ultimate benefit of students. We are sincerely grateful for our ongoing partnership with Washington County and the City of Hillsboro."

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*Gain Share is money that local taxing authorities receive back from the state as a result of tax abatement agreements with large employers. Through Strategic Investment Program (SIP) agreements, large employers can pay less money in taxes in exchange for their significant investments in their physical plants. The income tax collected from employees who are new to those companies as a result of the investment is held separately by the state--half is kept at the state level and half is returned to local taxing authorities.


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Hillsboro and Washington County Propose Additional Gain Share Funds for Washington County School Districts
City of Hillsboro - 07/18/14
Washington County Commission Chair Andy Duyck and Hillsboro Mayor Jerry Willey announced today that Gain Share revenues for the current fiscal year have exceeded expectations. As a result, Chair Duyck and Mayor Willey have proposed sharing a total of $8 million with Washington County school districts, $3 million more than previously announced for 2014-15. This additional amount would bring the total Gain Share funding to be distributed from local agencies for Washington County schools to $13 million over a two-year period.

"We are committed to continuing our partnership with local schools by supporting our school districts," said Hillsboro Mayor Jerry Willey. "And we want to let our local schools know about the additional funding now so that they can begin planning how to use these dollars in the coming school year."

"Gain Share allows local governments that have abated property taxes - like Washington County, Hillsboro and our partner agencies - to channel some of the state income tax dollars that we generate back into the local community," said Washington County Board Chair Andy Duyck. "We are proud to distribute even more of these Gain Share funds to Washington County schools this year as a result of this successful state-local partnership."

The proposal for $8 million in additional Gain Share funding for Washington County schools would increase the commitment made last year when taxing districts in Washington County involved in local property tax abatement agreements granted $5 million annually in Gain Share funds over two years to the Washington County school districts. The proposal would also continue the practice of distributing these funds to each of the seven public school districts on a per-student basis using the State's Average Daily Membership-Weighted (ADMw) formula.

View the attachments to see how school districts in Washington County benefit from the additional Gain Share dollars.

Official approval of the proposal is anticipated after consideration by each taxing district party to property tax abatement agreements in Washington County. In addition to Washington County and the City of Hillsboro, these agencies include Metro, the Port of Portland and Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue.

Gain Share is a state-local partnership created by the 2007 Oregon Legislature to restore fairness between the State of Oregon and local governments involved in Strategic Investment Program (SIP) agreements. SIP agreements allow local governments and key businesses to negotiate alternative taxing arrangements when businesses are willing to invest at least $100 million in an urban area or at least $25 million at a rural location in Oregon. As a partial trade-off for limiting local property taxes, Gain Share provides local governments a portion of the personal income tax revenue generated by the retention and creation of SIP-related jobs.

View the attachments for more information about SIP and Gain Share.


Attached Media Files: Gain Share explanation , Gain Share funding for Washington County Schools
Willamette Humane Society Announces Kim Berg as Volunteer Manager (Photo)
Willamette Humane Society - 07/18/14
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(Salem, OR) - Willamette Humane Society (WHS) is delighted to announce to our community that Kimber-Leigh Berg has accepted the position of volunteer manager. Her important task is to manage the growing volunteer-force of nearly 1,000 men, women, and youth who contribute the equivalent hours of 32 full-time staffers to care for the animals every year.

Kim was recruited from her previous role at WHS as Adoptions Supervisor. Her passion was making matches between adoptable pets and new families. Kim thrived on the art of "figuring out what people need in their lives and filling that niche with the right pet." It's also a talent Kim brings to the volunteer program, where she will help match volunteers with the right jobs for their passion and skills. "I want volunteers to receive as much from their experience as we as an organization benefit from their service" Kim said when asked about her vision for the program.

Kim is described as hard-working, personable, happy, and knowledgeable by her coworkers. Her interactions with others are warm and genuine, an evident trait of her weekly volunteer newsletter. Kim says the staff and volunteers at WHS are just "an extension of my friends and family," and that's the way she treats them.

BJ Andersen, who served as Volunteer Manager prior to becoming Executive Director, says "I worked really hard to make the WHS volunteer program the welcoming, enriching, effective environment it is today. Kim is the perfect person to keep it going in the same spirit and provide a seamless transition for those involved in or returning to volunteer service at WHS."

Prior to her employment at Willamette Humane Society, Kim had already developed a strong customer service background from her positions at the Woodburn Dragstrip, and T-Mobile Customer Service Center in Salem.

Kim is a dog training expert, a hobby she became interested in after adopting her Corgi, Favorite, six years ago. Favorite knows 64 commands. Her other dog, Mari, is deaf and knows 27 hand signals. Kim has brought both dogs to youth summer camps at Willamette Humane Society to demonstrate the possibilities and rewards of diligent training.

Coming directly from the WHS adoptions team, Kim will enrich the adoption-centric nature of the volunteer program. One of her many ideas is to reintroduce the Meet Your Match program for adoptable cats, which will help adopters select the right cat for their home based on a color-coded system of personality types.

Kim is already impressed with the helpful, happy, flexible nature of WHS volunteers. "I love how our volunteer program is embraced by the community." Kim's advice to those interested in volunteering? "Don't hesitate. It's easy. There's always something to do. Come say hi. I'm here for you, and I want to hear your ideas."

You can reach Kim by calling 503-585-5900 ext. 312, e-mailing volunteer@whs4pets.org, or by attending one of two volunteer orientations on the first Monday and third Thursday of each month.



Willamette Humane Society (WHS) was founded in 1965 by local civic leaders to serve Marion and Polk counties. WHS provides pet adoption services, shelters surrendered or homeless cats and dogs, teaches responsible pet care, behavior and training -- and reduces pet over-population through its low-cost Spay and Neuter Clinic. WHS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that relies on donor support and fees to accomplish its mission. It is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and includes a 35 FTE member staff, and 800+ volunteers who serve over 6,000 dogs and cats each year.


Attached Media Files: Kim Berg, Volunteer Manager
White River Fire Morning News Release, Friday, July 18, 2014 @ 9 a.m. FINAL
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/18/14
July 18, 2014 9:00 a.m.

NEWS RELEASE
WHITE RIVER FIRE

OREGON DEPT OF FORESTRY
INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM 1

WHITE RIVER FIRE FULLY CONTAINED

Most of the firefighters who have been mopping up the 652-acre White River Fire this week are hitting the road this morning. The fire was declared 100 percent contained today by the Oregon Dept. of Forestry incident management team, which took supervisory control of the fire's suppression on Sunday, July 13.

The direction of further mop-up operations on the White River Fire has been returned to The Dalles Unit of the Oregon Department of Forestry's Central Oregon District. Several crews, engines and other equipment remain to ensure the fire stays inside its containment line.

But one hundred percent contained does not mean the fire is 100 percent out.

The incident management team's objectives were to complete a fire line around the blaze's perimeter, then mop-up (fully extinguish) all hot spots within 500 feet of the fire line (300 feet inside the White River Canyon, a wilderness area).

The cost of containing the White River Fire is $2 million. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Some of the incident management team's members have already been assigned to other wildfires, as have many of the crews that helped to contain the White River Fire. Dozens of blazes east of the Cascade Range in Oregon are scrambling for fire suppression resources - crews, engines, bulldozers, helicopters - and an unwritten objective of the incident management team on the White River Fire was to complete its tasks quickly and completely so much-needed help could be sent to fire managers in other parts of the state.

For further information about the White River Fire, please contact:
Oregon Dept. of Forestry
The Dalles Unit, (541) 296-4626
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Oregon State Medical Examiner Receives Eye Bank Association of America's "Gift of Sight Award" (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/18/14
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The Oregon State Medical Examiner recently received special recognition by the Eye Bank Association of America for her advocacy and support of eye and corneal donation when she was presented with the association's "Gift of Sight Award".

Dr. Karen Gunson has worked for the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office for over 28 years and has been the Chief Medical Examiner since 1999. Dr. Gunson is a strong advocate and supporter of organ and eye donations and was intimately involved in developing Oregon's 9-1-1 referral system to the eye bank to give families an opportunity to authorize donations whenever possible.

The "Gift of Sight Award" is presented by the Eye Bank Association of America to a professional who works closely with the eye banking community and whose efforts have demonstrated significant support of eye and corneal donation.

Corrina Patzer, Director of Business Development for Lions VisionGift, submitted the nomination leading to Dr. Gunson's award.

"Dr. Gunson makes a difference and creates a positive impact on the field of eye donation and transplantation. Her dedication, energy and leadership provide a direct and lasting benefit to donor families, people in need of transplantation, and transplant recipients. Her steadfast support for donation translates into saved lives and enhanced living for many others," said Patzer.

Dr. Gunson graduated from Oregon Health & Science University in 1981 and is board certified in Anatomic & Clinical Pathology and Forensic Pathology. In 2009, she was the first ever medical examiner to win the "Regional Champion Award" from the Health Resources Services Administration for outstanding contributions on behalf of organ donors, donor families and transplant patients.

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About the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Division:
The purpose of the Medical Examiner Division is to provide direction and support to the state death investigation program. The Medical Examiner manages all aspects of the state medical examiner program and has responsibility for technical supervision of county offices in each of the 36 counties of Oregon. The division is staffed by four full??'time forensic pathologists, supported by four staff personnel located in the Portland Metropolitan area. Further administrative support and oversight are provided by the Department of Oregon State Police. The main activity of the division is to certify the cause and manner of a death requiring investigation within the authority of ORS Chapter 146. This activity includes post mortem examination and alcohol and drug analyses. The division also maintains appropriate records and provides lectures and training on legal medicine and death investigation to medical school physicians and students, attorneys, law students, police officers, emergency medical technicians, and other persons associated with the death investigation system.

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Sherwood Police Captain Completes FBI Academy (Photo)
Sherwood Police Department - 07/18/14
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The Sherwood Police Department is proud to announce that Police Captain Mark Daniel graduated from Session #255 of the FBI National Academy on June 13, 2014.

Captain Daniel was among 220 law enforcement professionals from 46 states, five branches of the military, several federal police organizations and 17 foreign countries.

Known internationally for its academic excellence, the National Academy program is held at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia and offers ten (10) weeks of advanced leadership & management, investigative and fitness training. Only Command level officers who have proven records as professionals are invited and selected to attend.

Training for the program is provided by FBI Academy Staff, FBI Field Agents and others who hold advanced degrees and are recognized internationally in their field of expertise.


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Five Ways to Prepare for the Homebuying Process (Photo)
Wells Fargo - 07/18/14
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Wells Fargo offers tips for aspiring homeowners to prepare for mortgage loan approval

Next to saving for retirement, purchasing a home is one of the most significant financial events for most Americans. Here are five steps that prospective homebuyers can take to get on the path to homeownership:

1) Know your credit profile - Prospective homebuyers should know their credit score before applying for a loan. A borrower's credit history may impact the interest rate or the amount of money that can be borrowed in relation to income. Once a year, you can obtain a free copy of your credit report from each of the three credit bureaus by visiting www.annualcreditreport.com.

To learn more about understanding and improving credit scores, visit the Wells Fargo Smarter Credit center at www.wellsfargo.com/smarter_credit. The site has information on establishing, improving and protecting credit as well as tips on paying down debt.

2) Have manageable debt - An important factor that lenders evaluate is debt-to-income ratio, which is the relationship between income and expenses. While debt-to-income requirements vary by mortgage programs, a good rule of thumb is to keep your total debt level at or below 36 percent of your gross monthly income.

3) Show funds for a down payment - In the current mortgage environment, a down payment is required for most loan programs. However, a 20 percent down payment is not mandatory and there are some loan programs available that provide lower down payment options. Keep in mind that some low down payment programs may require private mortgage insurance, which adds to the monthly payment and overall loan cost.

4) Demonstrate proof of all income - Borrowers must demonstrate their ability to repay and provide documentation of income sources. Lenders will review income history and will require current W2s, tax returns or other documentation.

5) Money in the bank - In addition to showing an ability to make your monthly mortgage payments and other financial responsibilities, lenders want to see that you have savings or a cushion. Some call this cushion a "rainy day fund," which can be used to handle unexpected expenses that come with home ownership such as a roof leak or a failing appliance.

A good rule of thumb is to have savings for at least six months of expenses. This illustrates to a lender that you are financially responsible and capable of putting money aside.

"We are committed to helping our customers turn houses into homes and know that access to credit is easier when consumers are financially prepared," said Kurt Hill, a Wells Fargo Home Mortgage regional sales manager in Portland.

"We want to help customers prepare to move forward successfully in the home buying process, which includes helping them understand what's expected for loan approval and what's needed for sustainable homeownership," Hill said.

For more information about buying a home visit: www.wellsfargo.com/mortgage.

Serving the Pacific Northwest since 1852, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.6 trillion in assets. The company provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 locations; 12,500 ATMs; and the internet (wellsfargo.com).


Attached Media Files: Kurt Hill of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Suspects arrested in Woodburn drive-by shooting
Woodburn Police - 07/18/14
WOODBURN - Woodburn police officers arrested two men in connection with a June 23 drive-by shooting near the intersection of Hardcastle Avenue and Gatch Street.

The victims provided police with the direction the vehicle headed after the shooting and a possible residence of the shooting suspects.

Police responded to the residence and found the suspected vehicle and one of the suspects, Rudy Arroyo, 19. Detectives interviewed Rudy Arroyo and later arrested him on the three charges of attempted assault 1 and unlawful use of a weapon.

On July 12, detectives arrested Luis Arroyo, 24, on a warrant for the same charges. The victims notified police after they had an encounter with him at a local business.

Both suspects were arrested without incident. None of the victims were injured during the shooting.
Oregon Business Development Commission Meeting - July 25
Business Oregon (Ore. Business Development Dept.) - 07/18/14
The Oregon Business Development Commission will hold a regular meeting from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Friday, July 25 at 2 World Trade Center, Flags Conference Room, 121 S.W. Salmon St., in Portland.

The meeting's agenda is available at: http://www.oregon4biz.com/Contact-us/Oregon-Business-Development-Commission/2014meetings.php
St. Mary's Academy students break stereotypes about women in technology; win first place in Portland State University's CyberDiscovery Camp competition (Photo)
St. Mary's Acad. (Downtown) - 07/18/14
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Two faculty members and six St. Mary's Academy students participated in the first ever Portland State University CyberDiscovery Camp July 7 through July 12, along with seven teams selected from other area high schools. The week-long camp culminated in a robotics competition on Saturday, July 12 in which St. Mary's Academy won first place.

St. Mary's Academy faculty members Mike Bedney and Ian Park led the group of six sophomores: Maria Grossen, Emily Humes, MaryCatherine Morgan, Laura Scully, Anna Steinhilber and Peyton Tierney.

"Six young women have walked away from this camp thinking about what challenges lie ahead with regard to ethical use of technology, cyber security, as well as possible career paths they might consider exploring. Education of this sort will be critical moving forward and it brings me comfort to know that the future leaders of SMA will be prepared for anything," said Bedney.

Throughout the week of camp, teams were challenged to write a paper as a response to readings, participate in a multi-layered security-based treasure hunt, solve a cryptography puzzle and program a robot through a maze as part of the final robotics challenge. The goal of these challenges was for the students to develop a better understanding of national cyber-security and the ethical and social issues surrounding robotics. St. Mary's Academy scored the most points for the duration of the camp and received a financial award of $1250 which will be used to fund projects for St. Mary's Academy's Tech Club in the upcoming year.

"I had some amazing discussions that changed my views on issues - like Edward Snowden and the leaking of secrets, whether or not robots should be allowed in law enforcement and if robots should have their own living quarters. I learned that the cyber-security job market is rapidly expanding and that there is a shortage of women in the field," said St. Mary's Academy sophomore Maria Grossen.

Teams were awarded points based on how well they did with each challenge. The SMA team partnered with the only other all-girls team - three students from Village Home Education Resource Center, a homeschooling community, for many of the events and activities.

"I'm glad both teams placed in the top three spots of the competition. Village Home was the only other group consisting entirely of girls, so we crushed the stereotype that girls aren't good at math or science," said St. Mary's Academy sophomore Emily Hume.

Although CyberDiscovery Camp was focused largely on technology, the Portland State University-hosted tech camp was led by university faculty from a variety of disciplines such as engineering, computer science, math, cryptography and humanities.

"The CyberDiscovery Camp curriculum is truly inter-disciplinary and the threads from different areas of academia were woven together in such a seamless manner as to blur the lines between subjects. The faculty of Louisiana Tech University, who designed the CyberDiscovery experience and brought it to Portland State University, referred to this practice using the acronym MESH - math, engineering, science and humanities," said Park.

Portland State University also partnered with the National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center, funded by the Department of Homeland Security, to present the camp. Students participated in several discussions throughout the course of the week based around cyber-security.


Attached Media Files: St. Mary's Academy students and faculty members pose after the CyberDiscovery Camp competition with the winning robot.
Moccasin Hill Fire Update for Friday, July 18, 2014
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/18/14
Firefighters were engaged in a variety of tasks yesterday as they continued to wrap-up work on the Moccasin Hill Fire in preparation for a transfer to a local team this weekend. Crews extinguished hot spots along the fire line and around residential areas.

Today will be the last big mop-up shift before additional crews demobilize to other incidents across the state. The Team will continue to prepare for tomorrow's transition to a local fire management organization. One minor firefighter injury was reported on Thursday.

"Overall, the Team has had an excellent safety record on this incident," said IMT2 Safety Officer Scott West. "Their training and hard work has really paid off."

The level 1 evacuation status remains in effect for subdivisions near the fire. The Red Cross Recovery Center in Sprague River was active yesterday, processing affected families and referring them to partner agencies for possible assistance. The Red Cross Center is now closed.

Fire Size: 2535 acres
Containment: 75%
Expected Containment: 7-19-14
Resources assigned: 21 crews, 3 helicopters, 24 engines, 3 dozers, 9 water tenders
Total personnel: 594
Cause of the fire is under investigation.

Estimated Costs to Date: $2.7 M

Visit our social media sites, Inciweb page, or call the SCOFMP recorded Fire Information Line at 541-947-6223 for the latest information.
UPDATE - ARREST: Child Abuse Team Detectives Seeking Public's Help to Find Wanted Child Abuse Suspect (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/18/14
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39-year-old Fredrick Alan Hartstrom turned himself in to Portland Police early this morning and was booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

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Multnomah County Child Abuse Team detectives are seeking the public's help in locating 39-year-old Fredrick Alan Hartstrom who has warrants for Sodomy in the First Degree and Sexual Abuse in the First Degree.

Hartstrom is aware of the charges and has failed to turn himself in as promised. He is believed to be staying somewhere between Portland and Eugene.

Hartstrom is described as a white male with brown hair and blue eyes, approximately 6'2" tall, and 185 lbs.

This is an ongoing investigation and no other information is available at this time.

Based on the investigation, detectives do not believe the public is at risk.

Anyone with information about Hartstrom's whereabouts is asked to immediately call 9-1-1.

Anyone with non-emergency information about Hartstrom's whereabouts can email crimetips@portlandoregon.gov

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Advisory: Wheeler County SO & OSP Urge Highway Travelers To Slow Down, Drive Safely as Firefighting Efforts Continue
Oregon State Police - 07/18/14
The Wheeler County Sheriff's Office and Oregon State Police are urging all travelers in the vicinity of Highway 26 and Highway 19 to slow down and drive safely. A wildfire in the area has closed Highway 26 between milepost 35 and 53 east of Prineville. ODOT's TripCheck.com notes due to hazardous debris and weather, there is no current estimated time for opening.

Law enforcement is concerned that limited visibility, increased traffic on secondary roads, and firefighting efforts/movements may affect highway safety in the Mitchell and Spray areas. Motorists using alternate routes are asked to slow down, drive alert and be watchful for others using the area roads.

Traffic updates on state roads in the area can be monitored on ODOT's TripCheck.com website.

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Red Cross Responds to St. Helens Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/18/14
Disaster Volunteers have responded to assist 2 adults and 2 children displaced by the fire that occured in the 58000 block of Parkwood in St. Helens. The Red Cross provided lodging, comfort kits, stuffed animals and information about disaster mental health and disaster health services.
07/17/14
Firefighters call for Coast Guard helicopter to rescue injured man (Photo)
Forest Grove Fire & Rescue - 07/17/14
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FIREFIGHTERS CALL IN U.S. COAST GUARD HELICOPTER FOR RESCUE IN TILLAMOOK STATE FOREST

Just before 2:30 pm on Thursday July 17, firefighters from the Forest Grove Fire Station were called to a report of a fall patient near the Gales Creek Campground off of the Wilson River Highway. Apparently a team of surveyors working for Washington County were working in the Coast Range when one of the men fell approximately 20 feet into a ravine and creek bed. Upon arriving on scene firefighters found the injured man, a 57 year old County employee, conscious and talking with our crews but in extreme pain from what appeared to be possible broken ribs and internal injuries suffered during the fall. At that time Incident Commanders called for a Coast Guard helicopter to respond to the scene to assist with transporting the seriously injured man from the steep terrain he was in. The HH-60J Jayhawk from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria arrived on scene shortly there after and worked with firefighters to hoist the injured man approximately 75 feet into the air where the helicopter then also hoisted a Firefighter Paramedic from the Forest Grove Fire Station and transported the injured man to Providence St. Vincents Hospital in Portland for treatment of his injuries. Crews from the Oregon Department of Forestry, Metro West Ambulance, Washington County Sherriff's Office, and the Oregon State Police also assisted Forest Grove Fire & Rescue with the ground effort during this rescue.
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Update: Name Released - Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 153 (SE Amity Road) east of Amity in Yamhill County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/17/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Thursday morning's single vehicle fatal traffic crash that occurred along Highway 153 (SE Amity Road) east of Amity near SE Burch Hill Road in Yamhill County. The crash resulted in the death of a 19-year old female whose name is released in this update.

According to Sergeant Brad Hessel, on July 17, 2014 at approximately 10:20 a.m., a 1999 Toyota Camry four-door driven by ARIEL DAWN DUMLER, age 19, from Amity, was traveling eastbound on Highway 153 when, for an unconfirmed reason, the driver lost control on a slight left curve. The vehicle traveled off the highway and down an embankment where its top collided into a tree.

The crash was not witnessed but a local resident heard it and called 9-1-1. Local emergency responders arrived on scene and confirmed the female driver was deceased.

OSP troopers from the McMinnville Area Command office are investigating. The victim was using safety restraints.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Yamhill County Sheriff's Office, Amity Fire District, McMinnville Fire Department, and ODOT. The highway was closed with a detour in place during the scene investigation.

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Red Cross offering Assistance for Springfield Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/17/14
Due to a fire at the Springfield Forest Products Company, Lane County Emergency Management has contacted the Red Cross for potential assistance if evacuations are necessary. If evacuations do occur and someone needs asssitance they should contact the Red Cross at 888-680-1455.
Correction: Preliminary Information: Investigation into Officer-Involved Shooting in Reedsport
Oregon State Police - 07/17/14
Correction to first paragraph changed to "Thursday afternoon"

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The Douglas County Major Crimes Team, led by Oregon State Police (OSP) Criminal Investigations Division, is starting an investigation into Thursday afternoon's officer-involved shooting in Reedsport. The man shot by a law enforcement officer is being treated at a local hospital and no officers present were injured.

Preliminary information indicates on July 17, 2014 at approximately 12:30 p.m., law enforcement officers from Reedsport Police Department and Douglas County Sheriff's Office responded to a reported disturbance at a mobile home park located at 1000 N. Eighth Street in Reedsport.

After arrival, the officers were confronted by the armed adult male suspect and shots were exchanged between the man and law enforcement. The suspect was shot at least once and injured. He was transported to Lower Umpqua Hospital for initial treatment. His condition is unknown.

No other information, including names of law enforcement officers or the suspect, will be released without authorization by the Douglas County District Attorney's Office. The involved law enforcement agency will be identified when approved for release.

The Douglas County Major Crimes Team is represented by investigators from OSP, DCSO, Reedsport Police Department, and Roseburg Police Department.

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Public Alert: Additional Reports of Suspicious Subject Approaching Women in Lower Southeast Portland
Portland Police Bureau - 07/17/14
On Wednesday July 16, 2014, the Portland Police Bureau released information about a suspicious subject approaching two different women in Southeast Portland.

After seeing media reports, two additional women have contacted police with similar incidents to report.

The new reports stem from incidents on Saturday July 12, 2014.

The first new incident occurred at approximately 7:00 p.m., outside OMSI. The victim reported to police that she was left work at OMSI and was walking to the streetcar when she saw a dark-colored security van parked in the OMSI lot, with a security guard lingering by the vehicle. The victim told police that it seemed obvious that the man was a security guard but she was certain he did not work at OMSI.

The victim told police that the security guard spoke to her and was "hitting on" her while he was on duty. The victim continued walking and the man did not follow her.

The victim told police that the suspect was an African American male in his 40s, shorter, short hair, wearing a dark blue uniform. The victim told police that the van was a dark-colored van with some kind of writing on the side.

The second new incident occurred at approximately 9:00 p.m., at Southeast Milwaukie Avenue and Powell Boulevard.

The victim told police she was driving northbound on Milwaukie Avenue, stopped in the left turn lane for westbound Powell Boulevard. The victim told police that the suspect pulled up to the light on the right side of her vehicle and asked engaged her in conversation and asked if she was interested in "hooking up." The victim told police that she politely declined, the light turned green and she drove away.

The victim described the suspect as an African American male, 30 to 40 years old, shaved head, odd-shaped goatee, sideburns, a round face, very white teeth, wearing a navy blue button down shirt with a white t-shirt underneath, and a yellow or green neon jacket with white reflectors.

The victim told police that the van was a dark blue or black minivan, dark interior, with dents on the driver's side door (as if someone kicked it), with a white piece of printed paper that said "SECURITY" taped to the door.

These two new reports are in addition to the initial two reports on Saturday July 12, and Monday July 14.

The first incident occurred on Saturday July 12, at approximately 3:00 p.m., when the suspect approached a volunteer at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), located at 1945 Southeast Water Avenue. The suspect made suggestive comments to her, hugged her and kissed her while she was trying to pull herself away from him.

The second report, on Monday July 14, was made at Southeast Clinton Street and Milwaukie Avenue. The reporting party described being approached by the suspect asking her to pull down a side street.

Officers conducing following-up contacted construction workers on the Tillikum Crossing project who told police that they have seen the van in the area.

The suspect claims to be a security guard in the area of OMSI and the new Tillikum Crossing bridge over the Willamette River.

Anyone seeing this vehicle or with information about the suspect is asked to call the police non-emergency line at (503) 823-3333.

Anyone personally encountering the suspect should immediately call 9-1-1.

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Yard, Garden & Patio Show to Continue Under New Ownership
Ore. Association of Nurseries - 07/17/14
July 17, 2014, Wilsonville, Ore. - Oregon's Yard, Garden & Patio Show will continue into 2015 and beyond, according to a joint announcement made Thursday.

Metropolitan Productions Inc. has purchased the 26-year-old consumer event, designed expressly for gardeners and homeowners, from the Oregon Association of Nurseries (OAN). The next edition will be held Friday-Sunday, February 27-March 1, 2015, at the Oregon Convention Center in downtown Portland. The show is held every year on a weekend in late February and/or early March.

"We are both honored and excited to be the new owners of the Yard, Garden & Patio Show," said Sean Guard, President and CEO of Metropolitan Productions. "We look forward to carrying on the rich tradition of the show, and also adding some exciting new elements over the next few years."

Jeff Stone, executive director of the OAN, said that Metropolitan Productions turned out to be the perfect buyer. The purchase agreement provides for the continued involvement of OAN-member garden retailers, landscapers and service providers in the event. Metropolitan will also support the nursery industry by funding annual scholarships for horticulture students through the Oregon Nurseries Foundation, an arm of OAN.

"Metropolitan Productions is well known, experienced, and respected in the events industry," Stone said. "They own and operate the Portland Seafood & Wine Festival, and have a large portfolio of events clients, including Fred Meyer, Columbia Sportswear, Cash & Carry, LinkUs and the Harrington Family Foundation. The Yard, Garden & Patio Show is a perfect fit for their core competencies. We think the show will be in excellent hands."

Stone noted that Metropolitan is familiar with the show, having worked on the marketing and promotion of the event in 2010.

Matt Gold, president of the Oregon Association of Nurseries, said he was pleased with the arrangement, which was unanimously approved by the OAN Board of Directors. "This allows the OAN to focus efforts on the Farwest Trade Show, our wholesale show supporting the $750 million Oregon nursery industry, while still providing a way for our retail and landscape members to reach out to the public," he said. "It's the classic win-win situation."

The OAN will continue its other consumer outreach projects, including the Plant Something(TM) campaign, the Random Acts of Gardening e-newsletter, and the annual Retail Nurseries & Garden Centers Guide (a folding map and directory of OAN-member retailers, landscapers and service providers). All of these projects will continue their presence at the Yard, Garden & Patio Show -- and both Stone and Guard pledged that the two organizations will continue working together for the benefit of gardening and the horticulture industry.

"We appreciate the trust that the OAN has put in Metropolitan Productions," Guard said. "YGP has had 26 very successful years. We know what an outstanding event it is for the public and for the exhibitors. We are prepared to work with the OAN to make the transition seamless, so we can retain this quality event in the Portland market and continue its success for years to come."

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Metropolitan Productions Inc. was founded in 2002 and is based in Washougal, Wash., a Portland suburb just across the Columbia River.

The Oregon Association of Nurseries, based in Wilsonville, represents more than 800 wholesale growers, retailers, landscapers and suppliers. Oregon's ornamental horticulture industry is among the state's largest agricultural commodities, with annual sales of $755 million. Oregon's nursery industry is a traded sector; nearly 75 percent of the nursery plants grown in Oregon are shipped out of state. For information, visit www.oan.org or call 503-682-5089.
Join the "9K for K9" Walk This Saturday and Show Support for the Milwaukie Police Canine Unit. (Photo)
Milwaukie Police Dept. - 07/17/14
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Join the "9K for K9" Walk This Saturday and Show Support for the Milwaukie Police Canine Unit.

The Milwaukie Public Safety Advisory Committee and the Milwaukie Public Safety Foundation are co-sponsoring the "9K for K9" fun-walk scheduled for Saturday, July 19th starting at 9 a.m. in the parking lot of Albertson's at the Milwaukie Market Place.

Bring a canine walking partner and choose between the 3K, 6K, or the whole 9K route along SE International Way in Milwaukie. Water for walkers and their dogs will be available along the route, and a dog-pool can be found at the half-way point along the walking route.

The first leg of the walk begins at 9 a.m., the second leg at 10 a.m., and the third started at 11 a.m.

Pre-registration is $25. The fee includes a short-sleeve event shirt, a water bottle, and dogs biscuits for the four-footed participants. Registration is $30 the day of the event.

Proceeds benefit the Milwaukie Police Department Canine Unit. Come meet Canine Handler Officer Les Hall and his German shepherd partner "Yago".

For more information go to www.milwaukiepsf.org/k9walk


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Deputies Search for Suspect in Drive-by Shooting (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/17/14
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July 17, 2014--Washington County Sheriff's Deputies are searching for the person that shot a parked vehicle in Cornelius this morning.

On July 17, 2014 at about 4:39 a.m., Sheriff's Deputies, serving the city of Cornelius, were called to a residence in the 1700 block of North Davis in Cornelius, concerning a drive-by shooting. The homeowner called to report his vehicle had been shot overnight.

Upon arrival, deputies found a 2002 GMC Envoy parked in a driveway with damage consistent with being shot with a shotgun. They found the rear glass was shot out with substantial damage to the lift gate (photos attached). Sheriff's Deputies responded to the area to search for the suspect but were unable to locate the responsible person.

Sheriff's Deputies were told by two different neighbors that they heard a gunshot between midnight and 1:00 a.m. but did not call 911. The vehicle owner found the damage just prior to calling Deputies. There are no known suspects and it appears the vehicle was possibly randomly chosen.

If suspicious or criminal activity is suspected, the public is encouraged to immediately call the Sheriff's Office to investigate.

Deputies are seeking the public's help regarding this case. If you have any information, please call the Washington County Sheriff's Office at (503) 629-0111.


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Multnomah County Sheriff's Office promoting the Rosewood Safety Bucks program at Bicycle Safety "Fiesta"
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/17/14
On Saturday July 19, 2014 Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputies will join members of the Rosewood Initiative and Portland Police Bureau during their Bicycle Safety "Fiesta" from 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at 16126 SE Stark St. Portland, OR. During the bike safety event children can enjoy a free carnival, food and refreshments, be fitted for a free bicycle helmet, meet police officers and participate in a bicycle rodeo to learn more about riding their bicycles safely. MCSO River Patrol will have one of their quads on site and children will be able to have their picture taken on the quad at MCSO's booth during the event. MCSO Deputies will also be out looking for positive actions to reward with "Safety Bucks" and promoting the Rosewood "Safety Bucks" program.

The Rosewood "Safety Bucks" program was introduced in November, 2013 after an MCSO deputy wanted to reward positive actions of children he observed during patrols in the Rosewood area. The introduction of the program created a positive contact with Rosewood youth through the issuance of safety bucks in recognition of a youth's positive decision making as observed by a deputy or officer. Once given to a youth by the deputy or officer, the safety bucks can be redeemed at the Rosewood Café for a prize. Prizes for the program have been donated by several local businesses in the area. Portland Police Bureau and the Gresham Police Department have also participated in the program since it was introduced.

The Bicycle Safety "Fiesta" is sponsored by Providence Health and Services, Zman Foundation, Portland Police Bureau and the Rosewood Initiative.

The Rosewood Initiative is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to making the Rosewood area a desirable place to live, work and play. Partnering with residents, apartment managers and owners, businesses, churches, social services agencies, neighborhood associations, and public safety agencies to create space for the community to come together to meet their common goals.

The Rosewood neighborhood area is a 15 block area around the intersection of 162nd and Burnside and is home to about 5,000 people, 70-80% of whom live in apartments.

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office joins in partnerships such as these to help improve the quality of life for residents of Multnomah County and is dedicated to providing exemplary service to the citizens of Multnomah County.
Base jump leaves one man Dead
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/17/14
Deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office are finishing up at the scene of a base jumping accident. Deputies responded to a report from friends of 38 year old Zachary Sommer of Portland that he had not returned from a base jump. Initial information is Mr Sommer called his friends last night letting them know he was heading out for a base jump, but he never called them back and they became worried something bad happened and called the Marion County Sheriff's Office just after 7 A.M. this morning.

Deputies arrived on scene at the tower southeast of Silverton where they found Mr Sommer deceased. The tower is approximately 1000 feet high and is located on private property. We will not be releasing the exact location of the tower.

Marion County Sheriff's Deputy Steve Cooper, who is an experienced base jumper and known in the base jumping community believes Mr Sommer grabbed a lanyard as well as the handle to deploy his pilot parachute which prevented the proper pull and deployment of the parachute. Deputy Cooper describes the lanyard as a part of the stash bag which is used to package the parachute once the jump is completed.

The Marion County Sheriff's Office would like to remind citizens there are no legal locations for base jumping within Marion County but there are websites that list legal options for base jumping on line.
30th Annual Bike MS to Cycle through the Willamette Valley Countryside Aug. 1 - Aug. 3 (Photo)
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Oregon Chapter - 07/17/14
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For Immediate Release: July 17, 2014

National MS Society, Oregon Chapter holds recreational cycling event to benefit multiple sclerosis research, support programs

PORTLAND - With 100 Bike MS rides across the U.S. in 2014, there's a Bike MS ride coming soon to Oregon. In August, the 30th annual 2014 Bike MS Willamette Valley takes cyclists on two days of recreational rides through the rolling hills, wildlife preserves, historic towns, and water features of the Willamette Valley countryside.

To celebrate its inception in 1984, 2014 Bike MS Willamette Valley ride kicks off Friday, Aug. 1 at Western Oregon University in Monmouth, Ore. with an 80's themed welcome reception. On Saturday, Aug. 2., riders of all levels loop anywhere from 33-100 miles, enjoy BBQ, a beer garden, live entertainment and 80's movie night under the stars. Event participants roll to a close on Sunday, Aug. 3 with a 35 or 50 mile ride and lunch.

The 30th annual ride marks one of the largest fundraisers for the National MS Society, Oregon Chapter. Cyclists pay a registration fee of $75 - $95 and commit to raising at least $250. Those raising more than $5,000 are given a pass to all 100 MS rides across the country. Nearly 80% of what's raised directly funds programs, services and research to help those living with MS, and help researchers find both a cause and a cure.

Register for the event at bikeMSoregon.com

Anyone 12 or older is invited to participate. Routes range from 33 to 100 miles, with fully stocked rest stops every 10 to 15 miles. Participants receive free campsites and RV spaces near event festivities (first come, first served), on-route bike repair and safety support, before/after-ride meals and entertainment, and a celebration back at Western Oregon University. Riders can enjoy up to 100 miles of Willamette Valley's finest countryside, cycle with others at their own pace, and gain a sense of accomplishment by crossing a finish line that helps the Society get that much closer to finding a cure.

What is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.1 million people worldwide.

Where Does the Money Go?
Funds raised in this event will be used by the Society to help those who live with MS. The 2013 Bike MS Willamette Valley ride generated $580,000; the goal for 2014 is $612,000. The money helps fund programs and services such as:

* $50 provides round-trip transportation to a medical appointment.
* $100 helps purchase a walker or shower chair.
* $250 funds a transport chair, accessible transportation to medical appointments or a portable ramp.
* $500 helps fund a college scholarship for a high school senior who is living with MS or whose parent is living with MS.
* $1,000 pays for a hospital bed, half of a standard chair lift, or utility or rental assistance to two people living with MS.
* $43,000 funds the average research fellow

About 2014 Bike MS Willamette Valley

www.bikeMSoregon.com

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About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

The Society mobilizes people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS. To fulfill this mission, the Society funds cutting-edge research, drives change through advocacy, facilitates professional education, collaborates with MS organizations around the world, and provides programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move their lives forward. In 2013 alone, through its home office and 50-state network of chapters, the Society invested $48.3 million to support 380 new and ongoing research projects around the world. The Society is dedicated to achieving a world free of MS.

More About the Oregon Chapter

The Oregon Chapter serves more than 7,800 individuals with MS and their families in Oregon and SW Washington. We help people affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, and providing programs and services that help people with MS and their families move their lives forward. The Oregon Chapter was established in 1963.

National MS Society, Oregon Chapter
5331 SW Macadam Ave, Ste. 290
Portland, OR 97239
www.DefeatMS.com

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Recreating Around Water? Wear a Life Jacket (Photo)
Oregon Marine Board - 07/17/14
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Most boaters already know they're required to have a properly fitting, U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket on board for every passenger on their boat and that it needs to be "readily accessible." But what keeps people from actually wearing one? It's surprising when you ask adults why they don't put one on when they're boating:

"I won't fall overboard."
"I've been boating my entire life."
"I've been out on this same lake for decades and nothing's ever happened."
"I'm a good swimmer."

When the temperature outside gets hot, the lure of the water can be hard to resist. But most waterways, especially rivers, are fed by snow melt and remain cold through most of the year -well into summer. Cold water and hot surface temperatures can lead to muscle cramping with just a minutes of exposure. For people floating in single inner tubes, even though they aren't considered a boat and are exempt from state life jacket requirements, are even more prone to muscle cramping. Many rivers have a strong undercurrent, and if a person falls out of their inner tube, the tube will float downstream faster than they can grab it. Add muscle cramping and cold water, and that could mean trouble.

The Oregon State Marine Board and other boating safety advocates recommend that all boaters and passengers not only have a life jacket, but "Wear It!" at all times while boating. Why? Because accidents on the water happen too fast to realistically put one on in an emergency. U.S. Coast Guard statistics show that drowning was the reported cause of death in 77 percent of recreational boating fatalities in 2013, and that 84 percent of those who drowned were not wearing life jackets. That's why boating safety advocates continue to push for increased and consistent life jacket wear on the water.

The good news is that today's life jackets are much more comfortable, lightweight and stylish than the old, bulky orange horse collar styles from decades ago. Life jackets that use inflatable technologies are lightweight, keep the wearer cool, are extremely comfortable and resemble a pair of suspenders or a belt pack.

Other life jacket styles are available for almost any boating activity:

For fishing: Vest-style life jackets come with features such as pockets and clips that can replace a fishing vest and keep the angler safe.

For personal watercraft and water sports: Inherently buoyant, lighter-weight life jackets are rugged, with multiple buckles and clasps to keep them secure after impact with the water.

For paddling: Special life jackets are designed with large openings for arms to allow ease of movement. For Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP), many paddlers are opting for the inflatable belt-pack style. This type of life jacket is worn in the front, not the back, because once the pack is deployed, the life jacket will inflate forward, and allow the person to easily slip it over their head.

For children: There are specifically-designed, inherently buoyant life jackets that come in a wide variety of styles, colors, and types. Many styles include straps attached to a head cushion that make pulling a child from the water much easier and ensures a child's head can remain face-up when they're in the water.

For pets: Life jackets are even available for our four-legged friends. It's helpful to purchase one with a handle on top to easily pull your pet out of the water, if needed.

No matter what the activity or style chosen, the most important thing is: remember to select a life jacket that you like, is designed for the activity you're doing and to "Wear It!"

How to Choose the Right Life Jacket

Try It On -It's a must
* To get started, check the manufacturer's ratings for your size and weight.
* Make sure the life jacket is zipped or buckled.
* Do the "Touch-Down Test," by raising your arms straight up over your head with the life jacket on. Grab the jacket from the shoulders and lift up. The shoulder straps should not come up past your ear lobes. Try tightening the buckles once again, and repeat. If the jacket still rises above the ears, go down a size.
* If the buckles overlap once they're connected, then the jacket is too big, so go down a size.
* Many life jacket styles are short-waisted, so don't go by the length to determine proper fit. The most important factor is how the jacket rises because this is how it will float you in the water.
* If the life jacket rides up over your chin or face, it does NOT fit properly. A snug fit, not a restrictive one, signals a properly fitting life jacket.

Important Reminders:
* Make sure your life jacket is U.S. Coast Guard-approved.
* Double check that your life jacket is appropriate for your favorite boating activities.
* Take the time to ensure a proper fit.
* Life jackets designed for adults do not work for children. If you are boating with children, make sure they are wearing properly fitted, child-sized life jackets. Do not buy a life jacket for your child to "grow into." There are life jacket exchange events held by many boating safety advocates throughout the year. Consider exchanging a outgrown life jackets for ones that will currently fit your children.

In Oregon, children under 13 years old must wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved life jacket on recreational vessels that are underway, unless they are below decks or in an enclosed cabin. Boaters who recreate on whitewater rivers rated with Class III or higher rapids are also required to wear a properly fitting, U. S. Coast Guard approved life jacket.

For more information about life jackets and boating and water safety in Oregon, visit http://www.oregon.gov/OSMB/pages/safety/lifejacket.aspx.


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CCC and Oregon Tech Sign Reverse Transfer Agreement
Clackamas Community College - 07/17/14
OREGON CITY -- More students in Oregon will have the opportunity to be credited with an associate's degree while earning a bachelor's degree through a new "Reverse Transfer" agreement, signed last week between the Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech) and Clackamas Community College (CCC).
CCC President Joanne Truesdell and Oregon Tech President Chris Maples led the signing ceremony, held at CCC's Oregon City campus. The colleges launched the Reverse Transfer Degree pilot program as a way to increase degree attainment and support graduates' workforce preparation.
"Reverse Transfer" is a relatively new program in Oregon and the U.S., which recognizes students' achievements with an associate's degree after they have transferred to a four-year school. The agreement will provide students who have attended both CCC and Oregon Tech with an associate's degree, awarding them for the work they have already completed while at the community college. There are no additional costs to students to apply for and receive the reverse transfer degree, which will be awarded from CCC once the accumulated credits are reached at Oregon Tech.
"The old pattern of education first and work later no longer holds," said Truesdell. "Most students are also workers. Having an associate's degree while studying for the bachelor's shows employers that students are ready to enter their chosen field, even while they pursue further education."
Early research on outcomes shows that students who are awarded an associate's degree through reverse transfer benefit in a number of ways, including being more likely to stay in school and finish a four-year degree program. Graduates also gain both an associate's and a bachelor's degree on their resume, reflecting a broader, more accurate view of their skills and training received over time. This can add up to higher entry level and higher paying jobs for graduates.
"Today's students move frequently between two- and four-year colleges and universities to earn a degree, so it's important to have options that recognize this reality," said Chris Maples, president of Oregon Tech.
Colleges and universities also benefit from reverse transfer. Community college completion rates will more accurately reflect the investment of time, resources, and support that two-year institutions have in the students who transfer prior to degree completion. These institutions will gain credit for the degrees in their completion outcomes, create closer transfer collaborations with four-year institutions, and gain alumni who feel a greater connection to the community college.
This reverse transfer agreement, which started spring term, is a pilot exclusively between Oregon Tech and CCC for the 2013-2014 and 2014-15 academic years.
For more information about Oregon Tech's education partnerships, contact Marla Edge, director of Academic Agreements, at 541.885.1034.
To learn more about CCC's education partnerships, contact Larry Cheyne, director of Educational Partnerships at 503.594.3320.

About Oregon Tech
Founded in Klamath Falls in 1947, Oregon Institute of Technology is the only public foru-year institute of technology in the Pacific Northwest. Oregon Tech provides degree programs in engineering and health technologies, management, communication, and applied sciences that prepare students to be effective participants in their professional, public, and international communities through hands-on learning. Oregon Tech has a full-service, residential campus in Klamath Falls and an urban, industry-focused campus in Wilsonville. Visit www.oit.edu to learn more about Oregon Tech.

About Clackamas Community College
Clackamas Community College serves the residents of Clackamas County and students from throughout the region. The College has three campuses, in Oregon City, North Clackamas, and Wilsonville, and provides additional educational opportunities at extension sites in local communities. CCC provides lower-division transfer credits, training that leads to careers, basic skills education, and services for workforce and industry. The college served more than 30,000 students in 2012-13. For more information about CCC, visit www.clackamas.edu.
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Clackamas Repertory Theatre's 'Carousel' features award-winning talent (Photo)
Clackamas Community College - 07/17/14
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OREGON CITY - Clackamas Repertory Theatre (CRT) continues its 10th season Saturday, Aug. 2, with Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic musical "Carousel." This production features the talents of several award-winning Portland-area theater professionals.
Directed by David Smith-English, Clackamas Rep's "Carousel" features Dru Rutledge as Julie Jordan and Michael Mitchell as Billy Bigelow. Both Rutledge and Mitchell won Portland Area Musical Theatre Awards (PAMTAs) for their performances in Clackamas Rep's 2011 production of "Oklahoma!" The production is choreographed by another PAMTA award winner Wes Hanson (for CRT's 2013 "Kiss Me Kate") and also features Cassi Kohl as Carrie and Jonathan Quesenberry as Enoch Snow.
"Carousel" is based on the play Liliom (1909) by the Hungarian playwright Ferenc Moln?r. Rodgers and Hammerstein turned out to be the perfect choice to do a musical adaptation of the play, and "Carousel" features well-known songs, "If I Loved You," and "When You Walk Through a Storm." The musical originally opened on Broadway on April 19, 1945, and ran for a little over two years. It won a number of prestigious awards and remains an audience favorite today.
Clackamas Rep's performance of "Carousel" runs Aug. 1 through Aug. 24. Performances take place in the Osterman Theatre at Clackamas Community College, Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. Ticket prices range from $15 to $35 and may be purchased by calling 503-594-6047 or at www.clackamasrep.org. The low-price preview is Thursday, July 31. The Aug. 1 show is sold out. Opening night is Aug 2.
Clackamas Rep's season continues in late September with the comedy "Good People."


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On Friday, William C. Moyers keynotes Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation's top leaders to discuss "The Journey Beyond Addiction"
Woloshin Communications - 07/17/14
MEDIA ADVISORY

Largest Nonprofit treatment centers Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation meet tomorrow in Newberg, Ore.

Media availability: Friday, July 18, 10 a.m. to noon

Get your answers from the top leaders of the nation's largest nonprofit
addiction treatment provider

It's a public health crisis.

Excessive drinking is the fourth leading cause of preventable death in the nation. And the average frequency of binge drinking episodes continues to climb, according to a recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

* Why?

* What are the barriers to recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs?

* What does the recent merger of the nation's two premier health organizations - Hazelden Foundation and the Betty Ford Center - mean to people who seek lifelong freedom from addiction?

* And what is life like beyond addiction?

The top leaders of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, the nation's largest nonprofit addiction treatment provider, will meet with Oregon's Hazelden alumni, July 18 and 19, to discuss "What Now? Our Journey Beyond Addiction," at Hazelden's Springbrook site in Newberg, Ore. In addition, the leaders will cut the ribbon on a gorgeous new, meditative Healing Way Trail on the Springbrook campus.

Oregon's Hazelden alumni will have the rare opportunity to meet the top leaders at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation: Mark G. Mishek, president and CEO; William C. Moyers, vice president of public affairs and community relations; Marvin D. Seppala, M.D., chief medical officer; and Illinois Judge Susan Fox Gillis, board chair.

Hazelden's leaders will be available to talk with news media Friday, July 18, 10 to noon. Please contact Mara Woloshin, 503-310-4504, mara@woloshin.com; or Jean Kempe-Ware, 503-475-8989, kempe-ware@q.com; or Patti Atkins, 503-291-2535, patti@woloshin.com to arrange interviews.

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About Mark Mishek, President and CEO. Prior to joining Hazelden in 2008, Mishek served as president of United Hospital of St. Paul and as a senior vice president at Allina Hospitals & Clinics. Mishek earned a B.A. degree with high honors from the University of Minnesota and J.D. degree with honors from the University of Minnesota Law School. He lives in St. Paul, Minn.

About William C. Moyers, Vice President, Public Affairs and Community Relations.
Moyers is the author of The New York Times best-seller "Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption" (2006), now in its third printing. His new book, "Now What? An Insider's Guide to Addiction and Recovery," navigates the maze of addiction: how to find help, what it means to recover and the importance of openly sharing our stories with the public and the next generation. Moyers has appeared on Larry King Live and Oprah and is a regular contributor to Good Morning America. As a former CNN journalist, his work has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today and Newsweek. He also produces a nationally syndicated column on addiction-related issues for Creators Syndicate. Moyers lives in Saint Paul, Minn.

Marvin D. Seppala, M.D., Chief Medical Officer. Seppala is a national expert on addiction treatment, pharmacological treatments and integration of evidence-based practices. He speaks in layman's terms about the complicated disease of addiction. He also serves as adjunct assistant professor at the Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction. His responsibilities include overseeing all interdisciplinary clinical practices at Hazelden, maintaining and improving standards of care and supporting growth strategies. He attended St. Olaf College and is a graduate of Drake University. He earned his M.D. at Mayo Medical School. He is the co-author of When Painkillers Become Dangerous and Pain-Free Living for Drug-Free People. He is the author of Prescription Painkillers: History, Pharmacology and Treatment.

About Susan Fox Gillis, Board Chair. Illinois Judge Susan Fox Gillis has held leadership positions in numerous organizations and has been president of the following boards: National Association of Women Lawyers, Women's Bar Association of Illinois, Grateful House, Way Back Inn, and Our Children in the Courts Foundation. She has also served on the boards of CARPLS, a legal air organization; the Chicago Bar Association; and Women Everywhere. She received the Golden Gavel award from CARPLS. She currently sits in the County Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County hearing cases involving real estate tax issues, election matters, mental health commitment hearings and adoptions. She was first elected in 1999 and was retained in 2003, 2007 and 2011.

About the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation helps people reclaim their lives from the disease of addiction. 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 15 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. It includes the largest recovery publishing house in the country, a fully-accredited graduate school of addiction studies, an addiction research center, an education arm for medical professionals and a unique children's program, and is the nation's leader in advocacy and policy for treatment and recovery.

Hazelden in Springbrook. In addition to its acclaimed residential treatment and extended care programs, Hazelden Springbrook in Newberg, Ore., specializes in addiction treatment for those with co-occurring trauma disorders. It is also recognized for its health care professionals program, LGBTQ-sensitive care and innovative opioid addiction treatment.

Hazelden in Beaverton. An outpatient facility that combines cognitive behavioral treatment and other treatments with medications to help individuals become clean and sober. Its treatment team includes leading experts in the field of alcohol and drug addiction and co-occurring disorders.

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Oregon Dept of Forestry Fire Update for Thursday, July 17, 2014
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/17/14
FIRES ON ODF-PROTECTED LANDS
No new fires were reported to Salem Coordination Center in the last 24-hours.

*Sunflower Fire
The lightning-caused Sunflower Fire that was reported Tuesday burning in timber and grass approximately 10 miles north of Monument is now estimated at 1,200 acres.
Resources currently assigned: 4 engines, 1 water tender, 82 personnel. 6 structures threatened.

Fire Camp for the Sunflower Fire is being set up at the Morrow County OHV Camp between Spray and Heppner, Milepost 22 / Highway 207. A Type 2 Team from Nevada is being assigned to this fire.

*Waterman Complex
This lightning-caused complex of fires near Mitchell, Service Creek and Kimberly, was reported Monday evening. It includes the Bailey Butte, Toney Butte and Junction Springs Fires.

Current situation: A Level III Evacuation Notice for the Marks Creek Estates has been issued from the Crook County Sheriff's Office. Residents have been asked to leave their homes due to the fire threat.
Highway 26 remains closed on the south end beginning at Mount Bachelor Academy. The road will remain closed due active fire behavior on both sides of the road, hazard trees, and smoky conditions.

Firefighting resources continue to arrive to assist in suppression efforts. Suppression actions of the day include: providing structure protection on the West Branch Road, and Marks Creek area; constructing and holding fire line, mopping-up hot spots, scouting new fire line locations, and prepping existing roads. Aviation assets will be utilized to assist in containment efforts.
Firefighters are challenged with steep terrain, and a Red Flag Warning for high temperatures, low relative humidity's, and terrain driven winds.

The Bailey Butte Fire, part of the Waterman Complex burning in timber, is located approximately 10 miles west of the town of Mitchell. It is estimated at 2,105 acres and is now 5% contained.
Additional crews have been reassigned to work the southern portion where the fire is most active. The northern portion, the origin, will have crews working the perimeter and cooling down hotspots. Firefighters working the east, west and southern flanks will continue to construct and hold lines. The Resource Natural Area (RNA) on the south end has been impacted by the fire. No suppression tactics are planned within the RNA. Crews will work to reduce fuels and prep the Forest Service 2630 Road to create a fuel break.

The Toney Butte Fire, also part of the Waterman Complex, was reported Monday burning in grass, brush, juniper, sage and timber approximately 6 miles southwest of the town of Spray. The fire is estimated at 2,194 acres and is 50% contained. Today crews will cold trail and mop up any hot spots.

The Junction Springs Fire, also part of Waterman, is 20 acres and is now 90% contained. The fire is now in patrol status.

Resources assigned to the Waterman Complex: 24 engines, 17 crews, 6 water tenders, 6 bulldozers and 6 helicopters are assigned to this fire, along with 502 personnel.

Ochoco National Forest Closure Area:
This closure has been enacted due to firefighting activities taking place within the closure area and for the protection of public and employees safety. The Bailey Butte Fire Closure Area is established within boundary lines on its north side by the Forest boundary and it's south side following a system of closed Forest roads which include:
Forest Roads 450, 2630, 150, 2200, 2210, 300, 2610, Buck Creek Road to its intersection with the east edge of the Mill Creek Wilderness and Forest Roads 650, 27, 2745, 010 and the 2750. All roads and trails within the bounds of the Forest Closure are closed.

All campgrounds within the Forest Closure area including Walton Lake, Round Mountain, Crystal Springs, Wildwood, Ochoco Divide, and Whistle are closed. Persons or their invitees who live or own property within the closure area, permitees who have a legitimate need to access their permitted allotments, escorted or approved by the Incident Management Team may be allowed into the closure area.

Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFR): Two TFRs are in place over the Complex. One is located over the Bailey Butte Fire and the other over the Toney Butte Fire. Please check the NOTAM for current information.

Red Flag warnings (critical fire weather conditions) are in effect over the fire area for breezy winds and low humidity from Wednesday afternoon through Friday evening. Hot and dry conditions will continue through the rest of the week.

Fire information: 541-462-3140 or visit Inciweb at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3961/
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*Moccasin Hill Fire
The 2,535-acre Moccasin Hill Fire, reported Sunday burning 4 miles north of Sprague River and northeast of Klamath Falls, is now estimated at 55 percent contained.
Firefighters continued to make excellent progress with mop-up and line reinforcement Wednesday. The Incident Management Team has received excellent cooperation and support from the local community, partner agencies and the local fire service.

"We have shifted from catching and holding the fire to securing the fire," said Operations Chief Joe Hessel. "With a good mop-up effort, we will be able to turn this fire over to a local team in a few days." Mop-up work will continue today, as crews use hand-held infrared devices that can show hot spots that may hold heat but not visible flame or smoke. Yesterday's mop-up activities revealed two additional small outbuildings had burned on Sunday, bringing the total number of structures lost to 35.

The level 1 evacuation status remains in effect for subdivisions near the fire. The Red Cross Evacuation Center in Sprague River is transitioning today to a Recovery Center, processing affected families and referring them to partner agencies for possible assistance. Thursday hours for the Red Cross Recovery Center will be 9 am to 8 pm.

With the reduction in fire activity and multiple additional large fires being managed elsewhere in Oregon, the process of demobilizing resources is underway. A new website providing updates on all active large files in the Pacific Northwest is available at: http://www.nwccinfo.blogspot.com/.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Resources assigned: 21 crews, 2 air tankers, 10 helicopters, 33 engines, 5 bulldozers, 9 water tenders and 662 personnel. Estimated costs to date: $1.6 M.

Fire information: 541-947-6223 , or follow the incident's website.

*White River Fire
Nearly 460 firefighters and support personnel awoke in the White River Fire Camp this morning but many of them will hit the road today and tomorrow, either to another fire suppression assignment or to return to their home units. The 652-acre wildfire, which burned in a portion of the White River Wild and Scenic area 12 miles west of Tygh Valley, is 95 percent contained. Full containment is expected by Friday morning.

Day shift crews will focus on mopping up interior hot spots on the south side of the White River Fire; the north side of the fire will be patrolled by engine crews. Tonight, there will not be a full night shift operation; engines will patrol the perimeter and use hand-held infrared devices to detect heat.

Firefighters, engines and helicopters assigned to the White River Fire are also poised to respond to new fires, should any occur, in support of the Oregon Dept. of Forestry's protection unit in The Dalles.
A Red Flag Warning is in effect today across the region for westerly winds to 10-20 mph, gusts to 30 mph, and relative humidity below 20 percent.

The cause of the White River Fire, which started July 12, is being investigated.

Resources assigned: One Type II (medium) helicopter, one Type III (light) helicopter, 8 engines, 2 bulldozers and 1 water tender.
Costs so far have reached $1.8 million.

The White River Fire is on land protected by the Oregon Dept. of Forestry's Central Oregon District. Much of the land is wilderness inside the White River Wild and Scenic Area, under the administration of the Bureau of Land Management. The Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife administers other lands inside the fire area for wildlife conservation purposes.
Fire suppression operations are run by the Oregon Dept. of Forestry Incident Management Team 1 led by Incident Commander John Buckman. Crews and support personnel from across the state have been running the fire suppression operation out of an incident command post at Wasco County Fairgrounds in Tygh Valley.

For more information, please follow the incident's website.

*Log Springs Fire
The 10-acre Log Springs fire that was reported Monday burning in timber and grass approximately 4 ?1/2 miles northwest of Ukiah is 100 percent contained and in patrol status.

Bear Claw Fire
The 26-acre Bear Claw Fire burning in timber and grass approximately 6 miles northwest of the Log Springs Fire and 10 miles northwest of Ukiah, is 100 percent contained and in patrol status.

Additional fire information is shared in real time on ODF and other web and social media platforms as it becomes available.

FIRE PREVENTION
A word about fire prevention: Several of our larger fires this year have been human-caused. With fire activity across the state, plus warmer-than-usual July temps and low humidity, please be extra-careful with fire.
Gresham's Most Popular Community Event Returns to Downtown
City of Gresham - 07/17/14
MEDIA ADVISORY

GRESHAM, Ore. - Media representatives can capture the triumphant return of the Gresham Arts Festival - the City's biggest and best-loved event - on Saturday, July 19, as thousands fill the historic downtown to shop from top artists and enjoy live music and children's activities.

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., about 125 artists will fill the streets along with 10 musical acts, two dance performances, a balloon artist, a face-painter, and a "children's corner" that provides free craft projects for kids. Visitors can browse and dine at more than 100 shops and eateries, and find fresh produce at the Gresham Farmers' Market. Kids can cool off in the new Children's Fountain, located right in downtown on the Arts Plaza at 401 N.E. Second St.

This year, for the first time, the City of Gresham is presenting the Gresham Arts Festival. The event had grown so large - last year it attracted about 12,000 - volunteers announced in January that they could no longer sustain it. Gresham Mayor Shane Bemis stepped in, offering the City as lead organizer. Gresham's business community rallied and 27 sponsors signed up, offering everything from cash to candy to craft supplies.

At the festival, reporters can interview the Mayor, artists, sponsors and volunteers who put on the City's most popular annual event, which draws thousands from around the region since 2001 to its charming downtown streets to meet with - and shop from - a carefully selected crop of Northwest artists and artisans: painters, potters, sculptors, glassblowers, jewelers, woodworkers, photographers, and more.

Date: Saturday, July 19
Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Place: Gresham Historic Downtown, Main Avenue, Gresham

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Contact Information:
Wendy Lawton, Communications Manager, day of event, 503-793-4167
Sheriff's Office contacts juvenile wandering in road near Molalla; young man IDed, reunion with family in progress (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/17/14
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At approximately 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 17, 2014, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to reports from passerby that a juvenile was wandering in the middle of the road on Hwy. 211 near Union Mills Rd. outside of Molalla.

Deputies contacted the juvenile. The young man was unable to communicate to deputies who he was or where he lived.

Deputies transported the juvenile to the Department of Human Services office in Oregon City. DHS employees recognized the juvenile, and at this writing are working to reunite him with his family.

The Sheriff's Office is pleased that the situation was quickly resolved, and will work with DHS and the juvenile's family to investigate the situation. The Sheriff's Office also thanks the public and media for helping spread the word on social media and news platforms as we worked to identify the young man.

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Correction: Update #2: Second Person Dies; Names Released - Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 126W between Veneta and Eugene (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/17/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) confirmed that a second person died following Wednesday afternoon's two vehicle head-on crash on Highway 126W between Veneta and Eugene. OSP is continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash. The names of both drivers are released in this udpate.

On July 16, 2014 at approximately 1:10 p.m., a 2008 Toyota Prius driven by BRUNHILDE MARIA WATKINS, age 78, from Veneta, was westbound on Highway 126W near milepost 50. For an unconfirmed reason, the Toyota traveled across the centerline and collided head-on with an eastbound 1986 Toyota 4Runner sport utility vehicle driven by KIRK GERARD RINALDI, age 47, from Dorena.

WATKINS was pronounced deceased at the scene.

RINALDI was extricated by firefighters and transported by ambulance to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend with serious injuries. According to the Lane County Medical Examiner's Office, RINALDI died early Thursday morning at the hospital.

Both drivers were believed to be using safety restraints.

OSP troopers from the Springfield Area Command office are investigating.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Lane County Sheriff's Office, Lane Fire Authority, and ODOT. The highway was blocked and a detour in place until it was re-opened about 4:30 p.m.

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Waterman Complex fires update - July 17, 2014, a.m.
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/17/14
Waterman Complex - Mitchell, Oregon
Information Center - 541-462-3140 (Will be routed through the school switchboard)
Incident Commander Doug Johnson


Current Situation:.
A Level III Evacuation Notice for the Marks Creek Estates has been issued from the Crook County Sheriff's Office. Residents have been asked to leave their homes due to the fire threat.

Highway 26 remains closed on the south end beginning at Mount Bachelor Academy. The road will remain closed due active fire behavior on both sides of the road, hazard trees, and smoky conditions.

The Complex consists of three fires: Bailey Butte, Toney Butte, and Junction Springs. Firefighting resources continue to arrive to assist in suppression efforts. Suppression actions of the day include: providing structure protection on the West Branch Road, and Marks Creek area; constructing and holding fire line, mopping-up hot spots, scouting new fire line locations, and prepping existing roads. Aviation assets will be utilized to assist in containment efforts. Firefighters are challenged with steep terrain, and a Red Flag Warning for high temperatures, low relative humidity's, and terrain driven winds.

Bailey Butte Fire - 2,105 acres, 5% contained. Additional crews have been reassigned to work the southern portion where the fire is most active. The northern portion, the origin, will have crews working the perimeter and cooling down hotspots. Firefighters working the east, west and southern flanks will continue to construct and hold lines. The Resource Natural Area (RNA) on the south end has been impacted by the fire. No suppression tactics are planned within the RNA. Crews will work to reduce fuels and prep the Forest Service 2630 Road to create a fuel break.

Toney Butte Fire - 2,194 acres, 50% contained. Crews will cold trail and mop up any hot spots.

Junction Springs Fire- 20 acres, 90% contained. This fire is in patrol status and monitored by air.

Ochoco National Forest Closure Area:
This closure has been enacted due to firefighting activities taking place within the closure area and for the protection of public and employees safety. The Bailey Butte Fire Closure Area is established within boundary lines on its north side by the Forest boundary and it's south side following a system of closed Forest roads which include:
Forest Roads 450, 2630, 150, 2200, 2210, 300, 2610, Buck Creek Road to its intersection with the east edge of the Mill Creek Wilderness and Forest Roads 650, 27, 2745, 010 and the 2750.

All roads and trails within the bounds of the Forest Closure are closed. All campgrounds within the Forest Closure area including Walton Lake, Round Mountain, Crystal Springs, Wildwood, Ochoco Divide, and Whistle are closed. Persons or their invitees who live or own property within the closure area, permitees who have a legitimate need to access their permitted allotments, escorted or approved by the Incident Management Team may be allowed into the closure area.

Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFR): Two TFRs are in place over the Complex. One is located over the Bailey Butte Fire and the other over the Toney Butte Fire. Please check the NOTAM for current information.

FIRE FACTS AT A GLANCE
Start date: July 11-12, 2014
Cause: Lightning
Total acres: 4,319
Containment: 28 percent
Hand crews: 17
Fire engines: 24
Water tenders: 6
Helicopters: 6
Bulldozers: 6
Total personnel: 502

For more information on the Waterman Complex visit:

Inciweb at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3961/

Look us up on Facebook Waterman Complex

Find us on Twitter @watermancmplx
Sheriff's Office Fall Citizens Academy
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 07/17/14
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley announces the next Linn County Sheriff's Office Citizens Academy will be held this fall starting September 9th and concluding on November 18th. The academy will be on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Sheriff Riley is excited to start the next installment of this valuable program. The academy will touch on all aspects of the Linn County Sheriff's Office. Students will receive approximately 30 hours of training.

Applications for Citizens Academy can be located on the Linn Sheriff's Office website (Linnsheriff.org) under volunteer programs. Applications will need to be returned by August 22nd. Space for the academy is limited. If you have any questions, you may call 541-967-3950 and speak with Undersheriff Jim Yon or Debbi Harrell.
Traffic Advisory 07/17/14: Section of NW Skyline Boulevard Reduced to One Lane for Paving July 21-22, Expect Delays
Portland Water Bureau - 07/17/14
The Portland Water Bureau will be alternating the closure of the west and eastbound lanes of NW Skyline Boulevard, between NW Hawkins Boulevard and NW Cornell Road, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, July 21 through Tuesday, July 22.

The alternating lane closure will allow crews to repave about 150-feet of roadway at the NW Hawkins and NW Skyline boulevards intersection. All traffic lanes will reopen when the work day ends.

Flaggers will be stationed to pass traffic through safely. Motorists may experience a 15- to 20-minute delay and are reminded to stay alert and use caution as traffic may suddenly stop. To avoid traffic delays, motorists should use alternate routes around the work site.

In May, the Water Bureau excavated a space under the westbound lane of NW Skyline Boulevard to connect a pipeline from the newly constructed Forest Park Low Reservoir to the water system. The final step in the process to restore the roadway will be to repave the NW Hawkins intersection from curb to curb.

The 1.3 million gallon underground Forest Park Low Reservoir is part of an overall plan to better serve the current and future water needs of residents living at higher elevations in the Northwest Hills district. It will also help to improve water capacity for emergency fire protection.

The new reservoir is now connected to the water system and will be brought online during the week of July 21. For additional information on the Forest Park Low Reservoir project, visit http://www.portlandoregon.gov/water/forestpark.


Attached Media Files: Official Traffic Advisory
OSP Arrests Attempted Murder Suspect in Williams, Oregon Who Was Wanted Out of Klamath County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/17/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) arrested a Klamath County man Tuesday evening in Josephine County who was wanted on an outstanding warrant for Attempted Murder. The warrant was issued in relation to a Klamath County Sheriff's Office investigation into a shots fired incident in Sprague River in May 2013.

On July 15, 2014 at approximately 8:07 p.m., an OSP trooper responded to the Williams Country Store in Williams after OSP received a tip that a man wanted on a warrant was at the store. The trooper arrived and contacted two people identified as MICHAEL ROBERT HORN, age 41, and REBECCA JUNE TOMPKINS, age 36.

Further investigation confirmed HORN was wanted out of Klamath County on a felony warrant for two counts of Attempted Murder. TOMPKINS was also wanted out of Klamath County on a misdemeanor warrant for Failure to Appear in the Second Degree.

HORN was taken into custody without incident and lodged in Josephine County Jail pending transfer to Klamath County. TOMPKINS was issued a citation to appear in Klamath County Circuit Court and was not lodged in jail.

According to Klamath County Sheriff's Office, HORN was wanted in relation to their investigation into a shooting that occurred in Sprague River on May 23, 2013. HORN is suspected of shooting several rounds at a vehicle occupied by two people during a disturbance. The vehicle was struck but no one was injured.

Questions regarding the investigation may be directed to the Klamath County Sheriff's Office.

Questions regarding pending court appearance(s) should be directed to the Klamath County District Attorney's Office.

Horn Photograph - Josephine County Sheriff's Office

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Polk County Accepting Reserve Deputy Applications
Polk Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/17/14
The Polk County Sheriff's Office is currently accepting Reserve Deputy Sheriff applications for the Reserve Academy that runs from early November 2014 until the middle of May 2015. The application deadline is August 1st, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Applicants must be 21 years of age and will be required at a minimum to pass a written test, interviews, criminal background check, psychological evaluation, physical fitness test and drug screening. Apply at http://www.co.polk.or.us/ru/volunteer-opportunities-polk-county and select volunteer application.

Send the completed applications to the Polk County Sheriff's Office at 850 Main St Dallas, Or 97338. For further information, contact Detective John Williams at 503-623-9251.
Police Still Seeking Tips on Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-13 Plaid Pantry Armed Robbery (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/17/14
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The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in identifying an armed robbery suspect.

On February 21, 2014, at 12:55 a.m., a man armed with a handgun robbed the Plaid Pantry store, located at 6010 Northeast Halsey Street.

The suspect entered the store and browsed the candy section. The suspect selected some candy bars and approached the clerk to pay. After the clerk rang up the candy bars, the suspect displayed a handgun and demanded money from the clerk. The suspect reached over the counter and pulled an undisclosed amount of money from the register before running out of the store. The clerk was not injured during the robbery.

The suspect was last seen running southbound on Northeast 60th Avenue. A neighborhood search using a Police K-9 Unit did not locate the suspect.

The suspect is described as an African American male in his 40s, 5'8" tall, and 190 pounds.

Surveillance images of the suspect are being released to aid the public in identifying this suspect to detectives.

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.

In addition to any Crime Stoppers reward, Plaid Pantry is offering an additional reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction. To be eligible for this additional reward, tipsters cannot remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by the tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave the tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

Investigator:
Det. Robert Hollins
Robbery Detail
(503) 823-3441
robert.hollins@portlandoregon.gov

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Family forestlands, fire season update on Forestry Board's July 25 agenda; tour planned for July 24
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/17/14
July 16, 2014

Contact:
Rod Nichols, (503) 945-7425, rnichols@odf.state.or.us
Dan Postrel, (503) 945-7420, dpostrel@odf.state.or.us

The Oregon Board of Forestry will meet in the Forest Grove area on July 24-25 for a tour and regular business meeting that will include an update on the busy 2014 fire season, and a review of key issues and opportunities facing Oregon's 70,000 family forestland owners.

Thursday, July 24 Tour
On Thursday, July 24, the Board of Forestry will tour multiple forestland ownerships that are part of the Trask Paired Watershed Study. Begun in 2006, the study is enabling side-by-side examination of managed and unmanaged watersheds. The tour will depart from the Forest Grove Community Auditorium at 8 a.m. and conclude about 5 p.m. Members of the public may accompany the tour. For safety in the forest, tour participants are advised to wear long pants and footwear with good traction and ankle support. Hardhats and additional safety gear will be provided. Participants are asked to bring their own lunch, and to have their own transportation in case van seating is unavailable. Following the July 24 tour, the Board will host a community social at McMenamins Grand Lodge in Forest Grove at 6 p.m.

Friday, July 25 Meeting
The board meeting will be held Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Forest Grove Community Auditorium, 1915 Main St., in Forest Grove. A general public comment period is scheduled near the start of the meeting. Public comment on specific agenda items will be received as the board takes them up. Agenda materials are available at: www.oregon.gov/odf/Pages/board/index.aspx, (2014 meeting link).

AGENDA ITEMS TO BE TAKEN UP JULY 25 INCLUDE:

Committee for Family Forestlands annual report
The Committee for Family Forestlands will submit its annual report to the board, which describes the citizen advisory panel's activities over the past year, discusses progress on key issues, and offers recommendations on policy topics affecting family forestlands.


2014 Fire Season update
Fire Protection program staff will provide an update on wildfire activity this summer, the weather outlook, and the readiness of firefighting resources.

Rulemaking for the changed status of bald eagles
The removal of the bald eagle in 2012 from the state's list of threatened and endangered species necessitated an update to Oregon's forest practice rules. Private Forests program staff will seek the board's approval to begin administrative rulemaking.

Subcommittee on alternative forest management plans
A board subcommittee assigned to identify alternative plans for managing the NW Oregon State Forests will describe its progress to date. The subcommittee was formed in June of last year and has met five times, most recently to review the science assessment phase of the process.

Subcommittee on federal forests
A board subcommittee on federal forests will provide an update on its work. The subcommittee focuses on federal forest policy issues, with an aim to help the board interact with the governor's office, the Oregon congressional delegation, the Legislature and other stakeholders on management of the 18 million acres of federally owned forestland in the state.

Oregon Department of Forestry budget
The board will consider the Oregon Department of Forestry's (ODF) request budget for the 2015-17 biennium. If approved, the proposed budget will then be submitted to the Department of Administrative Services.

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 in advance, at 503-945-7200.

About the board
The Board of Forestry consists of seven citizens nominated by the governor and confirmed by the Oregon Senate. Responsibilities include appointing the state forester, setting management direction for state-owned forests, adopting rules governing timber harvest and other practices on private forestland, and promoting sustainable management of Oregon's 30 million-acre forestland base.

More information on the board is available at www.oregonforestry.gov.

ODF is on Facebook and other social media sites, accessible at www.oregon.gov/odf.

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White River Fire Morning News Release, Thursday, July 17, 2014 @ 6:45 p.m.
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/17/14
July 17, 2014 6:45 a.m.
NEWS RELEASE
WHITE RIVER FIRE
OREGON DEPT OF FORESTRY
INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM 1

Contact: Brian Ballou, public information officer, (541) 621-4156

DEMOBILIZATION OF WHITE RIVER FIRE BEGINS

Nearly 460 firefighters and support personnel awoke in the White River Fire Camp this morning but many of them will hit the road today and tomorrow, either to another fire suppression assignment or to return to their home units. The 652-acre wildfire, which burned in a portion of the White River Wild and Scenic area 12 miles west of Tygh Valley, is 95 percent contained. Full containment is expected by Friday morning.

Day shift crews will focus on mopping up interior hot spots on the south side of the White River Fire; the north side of the fire will be patrolled by engine crews. Tonight, there will not be a full night shift operation; engines will patrol the perimeter and use hand-held infrared devices to detect heat.

Firefighters, engines and helicopters assigned to the White River Fire are also poised to respond to new fires, should any occur, in support of the Oregon Dept. of Forestry's protection unit in The Dalles.

A Red Flag Warning is in effect today across the region for westerly winds to 10-20 mph, gusts to 30 mph, and relative humidity below 20 percent.

The cause of the White River Fire, which started July 12, is being investigated.

Fire suppression equipment available to the crews today include:
* One Type II (medium) helicopter
* One Type III (light) helicopter
* Eight engines
* Two bulldozers
* One water tender

Costs so far have reached $1.8 million.

The White River Fire is on land protected by the Oregon Dept. of Forestry's Central Oregon District. Much of the land is wilderness inside the White River Wild and Scenic Area, under the administration of the Bureau of Land Management. The Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife administers other lands inside the fire area for wildlife conservation purposes.

Fire suppression operations are run by the Oregon Dept. of Forestry Incident Management Team 1 led by Incident Commander John Buckman. Crews and support personnel from across the state have been running the fire suppression operation out of an incident command post at Wasco County Fairgrounds in Tygh Valley.

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Make plans to attend one of these DHS Town Hall Meetings: Planning for Safety, Health and Independence in Your Community
OR Department of Human Services - 07/17/14
You are invited to provide input and feedback to the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) on our priorities and strategic direction for 2015-17 and beyond in the following areas: Child Welfare, Aging and People with Disabilities, Intellectual/Developmental Disability Services, Self Sufficiency Programs (SNAP, TANF, ERDC), Vocational Rehabilitation, DHS agency operations, and other human services issues. Our community outreach this summer has two goals: first, to report on progress toward our long-term goals and strategic efforts as an organization; and second, get your thoughts and ideas as we plan for the next two years of work. Your input and participation is extremely valuable to us. Please make plans to attend a meeting in your local area -- or to log on for a statewide web-based meeting (if you are unable to attend in person). We need your help and ideas to ensure the safety, health and independence of all Oregonians!

Wednesday, July 30
Portland - Portland Community College (Cascade Campus, Moriarty Arts & Humanities Building)
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
RSVP to: DHS.DirectorsOffice@dhsoha.state.or.us subject line Portland

Friday, August 1
Bend - Central Oregon Community College (Hitchcock Auditorium)
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
RSVP to: DHS.DirectorsOffice@dhsoha.state.or.us subject line Bend

Monday, August 4
Eugene - Lane Community College (Center for Meeting & Learning)
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
RSVP to: DHS.DirectorsOffice@dhsoha.state.or.us subject line Eugene

Tuesday, August 5
Medford - Rogue Community College (RCC/SOU Higher Education Center)
10:00 am - 12:00 noon
RSVP to: DHS.DirectorsOffice@dhsoha.state.or.us subject line Medford

Thursday, August 7 (special online meeting for those unable to attend in person)
Statewide -- Web-based interactive meeting, sign-up info & other details to come later.
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
RSVP to: DHS.DirectorsOffice@dhsoha.state.or.us subject line Web

Join DHS Director Erinn Kelley-Siel and members of the DHS Executive Team for an informative presentation and lively discussion about where the agency is today and where we are going in the next two years and beyond. Additional information will be coming soon - please forward this message to others who may be interested.

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Moccasin Hill Fire - update July 17, a.m.
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/17/14
Moccasin Hill Fire

Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Team 2, IC Cline

July 17, 2014 8:00 a.m.

Recorded Fire Information Line: 541-947-6223

CURRENT SITUATION

Firefighters on the Moccasin Hill Fire continued to make excellent progress with mop-up and line reinforcement on Wednesday. The Incident Management Team has received excellent cooperation and support from the local community, partner agencies, and the local fire service.

"We have shifted from catching and holding the fire to securing the fire," said Operations Chief Joe Hessel. "With a good mop-up effort, we will be able to turn this fire over to a local team in a few days". Mop-up work will continue today, as crews use hand-held infrared devices that can show hot spots that may hold heat but not visible flame or smoke. Yesterday's mop-up activities revealed two additional small outbuildings had burned on Sunday, bringing the total number of structures lost to 35.

As the fire threat decreases, the Incident Management Team will be issuing only one news release per day. With the reduction in fire activity and multiple additional large fires being managed elsewhere in Oregon, the process of demobilizing resources is underway. A new website providing updates on all active large files in the Pacific Northwest is available at: http://www.nwccinfo.blogspot.com/.

The level 1 evacuation status remains in effect for subdivisions near the fire. The Red Cross Evacuation Center in Sprague River is transitioning today to a Recovery Center, processing affected families and referring them to partner agencies for possible assistance. Thursday hours for the Red Cross Recovery Center will be 9 am to 8 pm.

Visit our social media sites, Inciweb page, or call the SCOFMP recorded Fire Information Line at 541-947-6223 for the latest information.


FIRE AT A GLANCE

Size: 2535 acres

Cause: under investigation

Containment: 55%

Expected Containment: 7-19-14

Crews and Equipment:
Crews: 21
Air Tankers: 2
Helicopters: 10
Engines: 33
Dozers: 5
Water Tenders: 9
Total personnel: 662

Estimated Costs to Date: $2.4 mil

For More Information:

South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership
Twitter - www.twitter.com/scofmpfireinfo
Facebook - www.facebook.com/oregondepartmentofforestry
InciWeb - http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3946/
NW Large Fires Information -http://www.nwccinfo.blogspot.com
07/16/14
Red Cross Responds to NE Portland Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/16/14
Disaster volunters from the Red Cross responded to assist one adult displaced by a fire that occured in the 5200 block of NE Roselawn. The Red Cross provided lodging, a comfort kit and information about disaster health and mental health services.
Sheriff's Employee Arrested for Sexual Misconduct (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/16/14
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July 16, 2014, Sheriff's Office employee arrested for sexual misconduct.

On July 8, 2014, the Sheriff's Office learned of possible criminal conduct concerning Jill Curry, a civilian Jail Services Technician employed by the Washington County Sheriff's Office since October of 2004. The reporting person contacted the Sheriff's Office Professional Standards Unit to investigate the validity of the complaint. It was alleged that Ms. Curry had engaged in criminal activity related to her official duties while working in the Washington County Jail.

That same day, Ms. Curry was placed on administrative leave pending the completion of an external criminal investigation. Sheriff Pat Garrett contacted the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office to request a comprehensive independent criminal investigation.

Today, July 16, 2014, Ms. Curry, was arrested and booked into the Washington County Jail. She is held on $120,000 bail. She is charged with six counts of first degree Custodial Sexual Misconduct and six counts of first degree Official Misconduct.

The Sheriff's Office investigates all complaints thoroughly and holds all employees accountable for their actions to maintain the highest standards.

Sheriff Pat Garrett said, "While there's a presumption of innocence in our justice system, this employee is accused of extremely serious misconduct. If the allegations are found to be true, then this employee completely violated my trust and the public's trust and will be dealt with swiftly and appropriately."

The criminal investigation is ongoing and no additional information will be released at this time.


Attached Media Files: ARRESTED
Moccasin Hill Fire - update July 16, evening
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/16/14
Moccasin Hill Fire

Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Team 2, IC Cline

July 16, 2014 6:00 p.m.

Recorded Fire Information Line: 541-947-6223


Afternoon Update

Firefighters had a good day on the fire lines of the Moccasin Hill Fire Wednesday, as they focused on mop-up activities and reinforcing portions of the line. Most of the flame and smoke activity is limited to the eastern flank of the fire. In addition to mop-up work along the entire fire perimeter, crews will continue to extinguish all smokes within the residential area.

Due to decreased fire activity, this will be the last afternoon update from the Incident Management Team. A morning news release will still be issued daily for the remainder of the week.

With multiple additional large fires being managed elsewhere in the state, the process of demobilizing resources has begun, with the fire releasing some crews to transition to one of the many other active large fire incidents in Oregon. A new website providing updates on all active large files in the Northwest is available at: http://www.nwccinfo.blogspot.com/.

The level 1 evacuation status remains in effect for subdivisions near the fire. The Red Cross Evacuation Center remains open at the Sprague Community Center.

Visit our social media sites, Inciweb page, or call the SCOFMP recorded Fire Information Line at 541-947-6223 for the latest information.

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FIRE AT A GLANCE (07/16/14)

Size: 2535 acres

Cause: under investigation

Containment: 35%

Expected Containment: 7-19-14

Crews and Equipment:
Crews: 24
Air Tankers: 2
Helicopters: 10
Engines: 23
Dozers: 6
Water Tenders: 9
Total personnel: 748

Estimated Costs to Date: $1.6 M

For More Information:

South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership
Twitter - www.twitter.com/scofmpfireinfo
Facebook - www.facebook.com/oregondepartmentofforestry
InciWeb - http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3946/
NW Large Fires Information -http://www.nwccinfo.blogspot.com
Media Invited to Firewise Cleanup Day Event, West Linn, OR - Saturday, July 19th
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 07/16/14
Barrington Heights neighborhood becomes a Firewise community and takes proactive steps to protect their homes from wildfire risk

TVF&R, Oregon Dept. of Forestry, and Oregon Dept. of Transportation partner together to create wildfire fuel break

WHAT: Neighbors create wildfire defensible spaces at their homes and TVF&R, ODF, & ODOT partner to improve wildfire fuel break on ODOT property
WHEN: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 8:30am - 5:00pm (Media invited from 8:30am - 10:00am)
WHERE: Cul-de-sac at Beacon Hill Drive & Imperial Drive, West Linn, OR
(Map Coordinates: 45.350938, -122.632721)

MEDIA: Shadow a Firewise Home Assessment; Observation of fuels mitigation with ODF/ODOT/TVF&R crews; Interviews with homeowner Robert Jester & Levi Hopkins (ODF), Kimberly Dinwiddie (ODOT), and Chief Brian Sherrard (TVF&R)

CONTACT:
Stefan Myers, Public Affairs Officer, (503) 259-1203, Stefan.myers@tvfr.com
Kimberly Dinwiddie, Community Affairs Coordinator, (503) 731-8281, Kimberly.Dinwiddie@odot.state.or.us
Jenna Nelson, Firewise Coordinator, (503) 829-2216; jenna.a.nelson@state.or.us


On Saturday, July 19th, neighbors and homeowners in the Barrington Heights area of West Linn, OR will come together to celebrate their Firewise community cleanup and education day. Working with Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue (TVF&R) and the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF), residents were provided education and guidance to create wildfire defensible spaces on their home property. This proactive effort removes and reduces fuels that readily propagate fire close to homes and structures and create fuel breaks that limit the spread of wildfires.

Concurrently, TVF&R, ODF, and the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), will be working in partnership to improve the wildfire fuel breaks on the ODOT-managed property immediately adjacent to the Barrington Heights neighborhood. This activity builds upon ODOTs early efforts to create fuel breaks in vegetation and shrubbery that significantly stunt the progression of fire.

In addition to becoming a Firewise community, the Barrington Heights Neighborhood Association (BHTNA) will also become patron of the Adopt-A-Landscape Program. This ODOT program allows members of the association to access the ODOT managed property giving them the ability to continue regular vegetation fuels control by maintaining vegetation within specified criteria.

West Linn Mayor John Kovash states, "We are proud of the Barrington Heights neighborhood for pulling together and working to become the first Firewise community in West Linn. It is our hope that the residents in Barrington Heights will take their new knowledge and share it with the rest of West Linn."

NFPA's Firewise Communities Program encourages local solutions for safety by involving homeowners in taking individual responsibility for preparing their homes from the risk of wildfire. Firewise is a key component of Fire Adapted Communities - a collaborative approach that connects all those who play a role in wildfire education, planning and action with comprehensive resources to help reduce risk.

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue provides fire protection and emergency medical services to approximately 454,000 citizens in one of the fastest growing regions in Oregon. Our 210 square mile service area includes the cities of Beaverton, Durham, King City, Rivergrove, Sherwood, Tigard, Tualatin, West Linn, and Wilsonville, and unincorporated portions of Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington County.

It is the mission of the Oregon Department of Forestry to serve the people of Oregon by protecting, managing, and promoting stewardship of Oregon's forests to enhance environmental, economic, and community sustainability. For more information, please visit: www.oregon.gov/odf

The Oregon Department of Transportation works to provide a safe, efficient transportation system that supports economic opportunity and livable communities for Oregonians. We develop programs related to Oregon's system of highways, roads, and bridges; railways; public transportation services; transportation safety programs; driver and vehicle licensing; and motor carrier regulation. For more information, please visit: www.oregon.gov/odot

Note to news desks: Media that will follow ODF and ODOT crews into vegetation mitigation zone must wear protective clothing and equipment. This includes long pants (no skirts, no kilts, no leggings, no exceptions), thick soled work boots that lace up and over the ankle, tennis shoes, rubber boots and ballet flats are not allowed, reflective vests and hard hats. Media that are not appropriately dressed will not be allowed into the work zone. This work area on the slope nearly 100 feet over I-205 is normally closed to the public.

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PIO Coverage 07/17 thru 07/21
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/16/14
Sergeant Baldridge will be on vacation starting 07/17 thru 07/21. In his absence to reach a PIO you must call the PIO line at 503-584-6276 503-584-MCSO. Thanks and have a great week!
CORRECTION #2: Public Alert: Suspicious Suspect Approaching Women in Hosford-Abernethy Neighborhood
Portland Police Bureau - 07/16/14
The first victim at OMSI was not a security guard but was an OMSI volunteer.

The Bureau regrets the error.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

Both incidents were reported on Monday July 14, 2014. The first incident occurred on Saturday July 12 but was not reported until Monday.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

Central Precinct officers have taken two reports this week about a suspicious man approaching women and, in one case, inappropriately touching them.

The first incident occurred on Saturday July 12, at approximately 3:00 p.m., when the suspect approached a volunteer at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), located at 1945 Southeast Water Avenue. The suspect made suggestive comments to her, hugged her and kissed her while she was trying to pull herself away from him.

The second report, on Monday July 14, was made at Southeast Clinton Street and Milwaukie Avenue. The reporting party described being approached by the suspect asking her to pull down a side street.

Officers have been following-up and today contacted construction workers on the Tillikum Crossing project who told police that they have seen the van in the area.

The suspect in both cases is described as an African American male, 30-40 years old, 5'9" tall, medium build, close-cut or shaved head, goatee, wearing a light yellow or green safety vest.

The suspect claims to be a security guard in the area of OMSI and the new Tillikum Crossing bridge over the Willamette River.

The suspect vehicle is described as a dark blue or black minivan with "SECURITY" taped to the side door.

Anyone seeing this vehicle or with information about the suspect is asked to call the police non-emergency line at (503) 823-3333.

Anyone personally encountering the suspect should immediately call 9-1-1.

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Overnight Shelter Closes, but Red Cross Resource Center Remains Open to Provide Services in Moccasin Hill Response
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/16/14
The American Red Cross Cascades Region has discontinued its overnight shelter accommodations at the Sprague River Community Center due to a decrease in overnight lodging needs. Red Cross services are still available and people seeking assistance are encouraged to visit the Red Cross Resource center, which is open until 8 p.m. tonight, and will be staffed tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Red Cross services include food, water, snacks and information about disaster health and disaster mental health service
Two Men Convicted of Murder
Marion Co. District Attorney's Office - 07/16/14
Today a Marion County jury found Frank Romero and Pedro Suarez guilty of Conspiracy to Commit Murder and Murder. The victim, Andrew Entizne, was shot to death in South Salem on April 6, 2013 at approximately 3:00am. Sentencing for both men has been set for July 18, 2014 at 2:00pm before the Honorable Vance Day.
Firefighters and Fire Investigators Busy Overnight with Residential Fires in West Linn and Beaverton
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 07/16/14
**UPDATE: AREA OF ORIGIN **

A TVF&R Fire Investigator has determined that the area of origin for the Beaverton fire on SW 8th street was the back deck near a meat smoker. Damage estimate is not yet available.

Additionally there were two dogs along with the four adults that have been displaced by the fire and Red Cross is assisting.

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West Linn
Just after 1:15am this morning, firefighters from Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue responded to reports of a fire in the 1900 block of Ostman Road in West Linn. Callers to 9-1-1 reported heavy fire and loud popping noises from a duplex. Initially it was unclear whether anyone was trapped inside either unit. Within six minutes from being dispatched, firefighters from TVF&R's Willamette Fire Station 59 were first to arrive and began an aggressive defensive fire attack and search of the affected duplex.

Based on the heavy volume of fire and threat to an additional duplex, fence and trees, the incident commander called for a second alarm of resources to assist with fire attack, salvage, search and patient care. For 40 minutes, nearly 50 firefighters from TVF&R, Lake Oswego Fire Department and Clackamas Fire District worked to contain and extinguish the fire. After multiple searches, firefighters confirmed that residents of both units had safely escaped. Damage was limited to two duplexes. West Linn Police officers and paramedics from AMR also provided assistance and support to residents and neighbors.

No residents or firefighters were injured as a result of the fire, but one female occupant was evaluated and cared for at the scene. Firefighters also rescued and resuscitated a pet cat. Eight adults and three children have been displaced as a result of the fire and American Red Cross is helping them with housing and immediate needs.

Based on preliminary interviews and evidence, the investigator has determined that unattended cooking was to blame for the blaze. The fire was fed by natural gas, which added complexity to the incident. There is no damage estimate at this time.

Beaverton
While firefighters were still tending to hotspots at the West Linn fire at 2:42am, TVF&R responded to another fire in the 12000 block of SW 8th Street in Beaverton. First-arriving firefighters from Beaverton Station 67 found a two-story home with fire coming out of two sides. Firefighters initially fought the fire from the outside and transitioned to an interior fire attack where heavy smoke filled the home. Though they had information that no one was inside the home, they still conducted two searches to be sure.

Firefighters contained the fire within 30 minutes were able to limit damage to the home, but the garage was a complete loss. An investigator remains on scene at this hour and will examine material evidence and conduct witness interviews to determine where and how the fire started. No people were injured as a result of the fire, but a cat perished.


For cooking safety and home fire escape planning tips, visit www.tvfr.com.

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FBI Youth Leadership Academy (media availability)
FBI - Oregon - 07/16/14
The FBI's Portland Division is hosting more than 50 high school students from across the region at its fifth annual Youth Leadership Academy. The academy gives motivated high school students the chance to develop leadership skills by engaging them in team-building experiences, exposing them to careers in law enforcement, and encouraging them to communicate and collaborate across cultures. Participants have direct interaction with FBI special agents and community leaders throughout the program.

Activities will include interview/resume skills, physical fitness, hands-on forensics work, and participation in a mock crime scene investigation.

Media Availabilities:
When: Thursday, July 17th - 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
What: Students will be rotating through a series of activities, including forensics (how to process a crime scene); legal training; and arrest techniques.

When: Friday, July 18th - 10:00 am - 11:00 am
What: Students will be participating in a kidnapping scenario, involving "witness" interviews, working with a "prosecutor" and "judge" to obtain a search warrant, arresting the bad guy, processing crime scenes and more.

Media interested in covering the FBI Youth Leadership Academy MUST call ahead to arrange access. Please contact Beth Anne Steele at Elizabeth.steele@ic.fbi.gov at least two hours in advance of anticipated arrival
Update: Search Scaled Down For Murder Suspect Daniel Martinson in SE Josephine County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/16/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of other area local and federal agencies, has scaled down the search for a murder suspect Wednesday in a remote wooded area of southeast Josephine County just north of the Oregon/California border. OSP will maintain a patrol presence in the area and is urging the public to call OSP or 9-1-1 if they have information where he is hiding or if they see him.

DANIEL JOSEPH MARTINSON, age 44, has a felony warrant issued for his arrest for Murder in a November 2013 homicide in Cave Junction. The search focused near Page Mountain Sno-Park in the southeast corner of Josephine County. There are some homes in this remote area. MARTINSON was spotted several times last night and this morning and has eluded officers on a motorcycle on several remote paved and dirt roads. The motorcycle is described as back in color with a red tank.

MARTINSON was last seen this morning wearing full camouflage clothing and has shaved his head. He is described as a white male, 5'6", and 155 pounds. MARTINSON is missing a front tooth and has a tattoo on his back of a pit bull dog with the word "Outlaw" underneath. A previously released photograph is provided with this news release advisory.

MARTINSON is considered armed and dangerous. OSP troopers from several Department divisions (Patrol, Criminal, Fish & Wildlife) were involved in the search all day with support from other agencies on the ground and in the air including California Highway Patrol, Del Norte County, California Sheriff's Office, and US Marshals Service.

Anyone with information regarding his location is asked to call OSP Southern Command Center dispatch at (541) 664-4600 or 9-1-1.

Photographs - Oregon State Police
(Additional photographs included from search area)

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Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment
Clark Regional Emergency Services (CRESA) - 07/16/14
(Vancouver, WA) A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA(R)) will arrive August 2, 2014 to examine all aspects of the Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency's policy and procedures, management, operations and support services, Director Anna Pendergrass announced today.

The Assessment Team is comprised of Team Leader Commander Cheri Akselsen, Johns Creek Police Department (GA) and Team Member Ms. Michelle Provencher, Goffstown Police Department (NH). Verification by the team that Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency (CRESA) meets the Commission's state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain re-accreditation - a highly prized recognition of public safety communications excellence, Pendergrass stated.

As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments by calling (360) 992-6274 on Monday, August 4, 2014 between the hours of 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM. Comments will be taken by the assessment team. Telephone comments are limited to 10 minutes and must address the Agency's ability to comply with CALEA standards.

Persons wishing to submit written comment about CRESA's ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may send them to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA(R)), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite #320, Gainsville, Virginia 20155.

The Agency has to comply with 219 standards in order to retain accredited status, Director Anna Pendergrass stated. Pendergrass further explained that accreditation will provide official recognition of the dedication and hard work of the professionals at CRESA who work tirelessly 24-hours a day, 7-days a week to assist community members in emergency situations.

Accreditation is for three years, during which the agency must submit annual reports attesting continued compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited.

For more information regarding the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., please write the Commission at 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite #320, Gainsville, Virginia 20155; or call (800) 368-3757 or email calea@calea.org.
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office joining in City of Wood Village 15th Annual City Nite Out Friday July 18, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/16/14
The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office will be joining the City of Wood Village for the 15th Annual City Nite Out taking place on Friday July 18, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Wood Village Baptist Church located at 23601 NE Arata Rd. in Wood Village, OR.

The City of Wood Village in conjunction with the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office will also be introducing their new Citizen SPOT Award at Wood Village Nite Out. The award will be handed out to residents for random acts of kindness, youth leadership, obeying certain laws, or by assisting the Sheriff's Office. MCSO Deputies can issue the award when they observe a positive action and that individual can turn the document in to Wood Village City Hall for a certificate and reward.

The introduction of this award program gives deputies an opportunity to contact individuals, and have a positive, encouraging interaction. Promoting and encouraging leadership by example can be an effective crime prevention strategy and promote local citizens' pride for their community.

Among the events scheduled for this year are demonstrations from the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit, the MCSO SWAT team along with a TASER demonstration. LifeFlight is also scheduled to land and the Gresham Fire Department will be using the Jaws of Life as they cut into a vehicle during their demonstration. US World Taekwondo and Northwest Gymnastics will each have students performing exhibitions as well during the Nite Out event.

Free children's bike helmets program returns by popular demand and helmets will be fitted and handed out this year while supplies last. This year's bike helmet program is sponsored by Morasch Meats and Pressure Safe LLC. and promote bike safety for children. Kaine Horman will have a Kyron Horman awareness and child safety booth and a Kid Safe ID station will be available for families to have their own child safe identification kits created for their children. Several community vendors will have exhibits and booths and the American Red Cross will be on-site with their blood mobile from 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. for the Red Cross blood drive.

Multnomah County Sheriff Staton and Wood Village Mayor Patricia Smith will welcome and open the Wood Village City Nite Out once the Emergency Vehicle Parade concludes at the Wood Village Baptist Church 23601 NE Arata Road. Music will be provided throughout the event by Clark Bondy. Please see the attachment for the parade route for this year's City Nite Out emergency vehicle parade starting at 5:00 p.m.

MCSO will have their "Shoot or Don't Shoot" simulation scenarios in place again this year for the Nite Out and welcomes media to experience one of the simulation scenarios.

Thank you to the many contributing sponsors of the Wood Village 15th Annual City Nite Out including the City of Wood Village, Wood Village Baptist Church, Morasch Meats, Pressure Safe LLC, Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, Fred Meyer, Brasher's Auto and Truck Collision Repair, Walmart, Frontier, the Wood Village 76 Station, Fraternal Order of Eagles and Waste Management.

Wood Village City Nite Out flyer, schedule and parade route attached.


Attached Media Files: WV Emerg Veh Parade Route , WV Nite Out Schedule , WV Nite Out Flyer
Portions of Main Street in Battle Ground Closed this Weekend
City of Battle Ground - 07/16/14
Portions of Main Street and some of its side streets will be closed this weekend for Harvest Days activities beginning Friday at noon.

For information about Harvest Days please visit the Battle Ground Chamber of Commerce website at www.battlegroundchamber.org

Friday, July 18
* 12 Noon - 6:30 pm: East Main Street closed from Parkway to Grace with all side streets leading to both NE 1st and SE 1st closed.
* 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm: Main Street closed from the post office at 418 W. Main to Grace with all side streets leading to both NE 1st and SE 1st closed.
* 11:30 pm - Saturday, 9:00 am: East Main Street closed from Parkway to Grace with all side streets leading to both NE 1st and SE 1st closed.

Saturday, July 19
* 9:00 am - 12 noon: Main Street closed from the post office at 418 W. Main to Grace with all side streets leading to both NE 1st and SE 1st closed.
* 12 noon - Sunday, 10:00 am: East Main Street closed from Parkway to Grace with all side streets leading to both NE 1st and SE 1st closed.

Sunday, July 20
* Main Street and all side streets will reopen at 10:00 am.
Safety Camp Openings (Photo)
Albany Fire Dept. - 07/16/14
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There are still some spots available for the second Safety Camp of 2014. Safety Camp is for kids going into 4th, 5th and 6th grade in the fall of 2014. Safety Camp is July 28-31 at South Albany High School. You can register at that Boys and Girls Club located at 1215 SE Hill St. The cost of camp is 35.00 and that includes, swimming every day, snacks and lunch, a field trip, t-shirts and great safety information. Scholarships are available.
Safety Camp is sponsored by Albany Fire Department, Albany Police Department, Greater Albany Public Schools, Albany Community Pool and the Boys and Girls Club of Albany.


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Reward Offered In UGM Thrift Store Fire (Photo)
Salem Police Dept. - 07/16/14
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The Oregon Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for starting the July 9th three-alarm fire at the Union Gospel Mission Thrift Store. The fire was discovered at the store shortly after 3:00 AM. The store is located at 885 Commercial St NE.

Anyone with information is asked to telephone Detective Adam Bello at (503)540-2355. Information concerning the reward program can be found at www.oregoniaai.org
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South Cooper Mountain Draft Concept and Community Plans to be Reviewed at Final Open House (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 07/16/14
The public is encouraged to attend the final South Cooper Mountain open house on July 24 to provide feedback on the draft recommendations.
The public is encouraged to attend the final South Cooper Mountain open house on July 24 to provide feedback on the draft recommendations.
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The City of Beaverton is continuing the South Cooper Mountain planning process with a final open house on Thursday, July 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at Scholls Heights Elementary School (16400 SW Loon Drive). The public is encouraged to attend and provide feedback on the draft recommendations.

In April, the City Council passed a resolution affirming a Preferred Concept Plan Scenario for South Cooper Mountain, which was developed from the best performing parts of earlier alternatives that were shared with the public at a February open house. The Preferred Scenario also incorporated feedback from the project's Technical and Citizen Advisory Committees before it was recommended to the City Council.

As directed by the City Council, the project team is now preparing a draft Concept Plan that describes the overall vision and planning strategies for South Cooper Mountain, building on the Preferred Concept Plan Scenario.

Draft Community Plans have also been prepared for the South Cooper Mountain Annexation Area and for North Cooper Mountain. These provide comprehensive plan policies and recommendations for land use, transportation connections, natural resource protection, zoning code ideas, and infrastructure funding.

Copies of the draft Community Plans are available for review at www.BeavertonOregon.gov/SouthCooperPlan. The draft concept plan will also be posted prior to the open house.

Comments on all documents will be accepted through July 31, and additional opportunities for comment will be provided at public hearings later this year.

Additional project details and an interested-parties signup form are also available on the project website: www.BeavertonOregon.gov/SouthCooperPlan.

For more information, contact Valerie Sutton, senior planner, at vsutton@BeavertonOregon.gov or 503-526-2496.

In 2014, Beaverton was again recognized as the safest city in the entire Pacific Northwest. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was one of just four cities of its size recently recognized as a "Smarter City" energy leader by the Natural Resources Defense Council and one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine. In addition, Beaverton was named one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine, an All-America City finalist, as one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com, one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine, the Recycler of the Year from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, a Bronze Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists and as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities, the Beaverton Community Vision program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter. Beaverton also enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov, like the City of Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton, or follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.

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Attached Media Files: The public is encouraged to attend the final South Cooper Mountain open house on July 24 to provide feedback on the draft recommendations.
Metrics and Scoring Committee to meet July 18 in Wilsonville
Oregon Health Authority - 07/16/14
July 16, 2014

What: The Oregon Health Authority Metrics and Scoring Committee will meet in Wilsonville Friday, July 18. The primary business of the meeting will be review of the final 2013 performance and quality pool payout and assessment of the 17 incentive measures for 2015. Public testimony will be heard at 12:45 p.m.

When: Friday, July 18, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Clackamas Community College Wilsonville Training Center, Room 211, 29353 SW Town Center Loop E, Wilsonville. Directions and parking information are available on the college's website at www.clackamas.edu/Wilsonville/.

Interested persons can also attend through a listen-only telephone conference line at 1-888-808-6929; the participant code is 915042.

Agenda:

-- Select depression screening and follow-up plan benchmark for 2014

-- Review final 2013 performance and quality pool payout

-- Assess 17 current incentive measures for 2015

-- Process to review proposed new measures for 2015

-- Public testimony

For more information, please visit the committee's website at www.oregon.gov/oha/Pages/metrix.aspx.

The meeting site is accessible to persons 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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Correction: Extensive OSP F&W Division Investigation Into Central Oregon Illegal Guiding & Hunting Activities Leading to Multiple Convictions (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/16/14
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In perhaps one of the most extensive investigations involving troopers of the Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division, a Bend area man was recently sentenced after pleading guilty to multiple misdemeanor and felony charges related to illegal guiding and hunting activities in central Oregon. In total, 23 people have been charged for more than 200 counts/charges filed in Wheeler County and 15 additional charges were filed in Deschutes County. Ten of those individuals pled guilty or no contest; and cases are pending adjudication for 13 other people.

In October 2012, an OSP Fish & Wildlife trooper received an anonymous tip about alleged illegal guiding and hunting activities in Wheeler County. The initial tip only provided a first name of a suspect. As the investigation progressed, the trooper identified the primary suspect as ALAN ROY ARONSON, age 43, from Bend, who was alleged to be conducting illegal guided hunts, primarily for elk and buffalo, on another person's ranch property without the owner's consent.

During the investigation, OSP Fish & Wildlife troopers across the state were involved in a coordinated effort and interviewed over a hundred people. Information indicated ARONSON was performing guided fee hunts, to hunters on private lands, whether or not they had valid hunting licenses or tags. Between 2010 and 2012, hunters accompanying ARONSON killed dozens of elk, including several large trophy elk that were shot and killed by persons without valid tags, and at least 9 buffalo from a neighboring ranch without the ranch owner's consent. Oregon State Marine Board records revealed that ARONSON was not a registered hunting guide in the State of Oregon during the time of the unlawful activities and was operating on land he did not own and therefore was illegally guiding hunters without an outfitter/guide registration.

Investigators also found evidence that a 6x7 bull elk was unlawfully shot and killed by his wife, EMILY ARONSON, age 34.

Search warrants were served at two different locations tied to the ARONSON's in Deschutes and Wheeler County. Subsequent to searching the properties, evidence seized included documents, a computer, untagged trophy elk and deer mounts, vehicles, a rifle, and three freshly skinned buffalo hides.

Both ALAN ARONSON and EMILY ARONSON were sentenced in Wheeler County Circuit Court on June 20, 2014. ALAN ARONSON pled guilty to three misdemeanor counts of failure to register as an outfitter and guide, and two felony counts of theft in the first degree. ALAN ARONSON was sentenced to 30 days in jail, a lifetime hunting license suspension and approximately $66,050 in fines and restitution, in addition to forfeiture of property to include a 2005 Ford pick-up and two UTV's vehicles that were determined to be used in the illegal guiding operation. EMILY ARONSON pled no contest to one misdemeanor count of hunting wildlife without a valid tag, was sentenced to a three year hunting license suspension and ordered to pay fines and restitution of $15,350 for the illegal taking of a 6x7 bull elk.

The global resolution for the 10 adjudicated persons to date, have resulted in the following cumulative sanctions:
* 180 days in jail (all jail sentences suspended except for the 30 days levied against ALAN ARONSON)
* 34 years in hunting license suspensions, plus the lifetime suspension for ALAN ARONSON
* Over $152,000 in fines, fees, restitution, and forfeitures
* 140 hours of community service* 222 months of probation

"The case resolution was successful in part from the great efforts and investigative skills of the lead investigator and team members whom worked tirelessly on this extensive and complex case, along with assistance from other Fish and Wildlife troopers from across the state," said Captain Jeff Samuels, OSP Fish & Wildlife Division director.

OSP Fish & Wildlife Division was assisted in this investigation and prosecution by Wheeler County District Attorney's Office, Deschutes County District Attorney's Office, and Oregon Department of Justice.

Questions regarding this investigation and court matters should be directed to the Wheeler County District Attorney Daniel Ousley at (541) 763-4207.

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1860s Vintage Base Ball Returns to Fort Vancouver NHS on July 26 (Photo)
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site - 07/16/14
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By popular demand, visitors to Fort Vancouver National Historic Site will once again hear the phrase, "Striker to the line!"

After a one-year respite, the National Park Service is proud to bring back 1860s vintage base ball to the historic Parade Ground at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site -- base ball played according to the rules in place in 1867, by costumed staff and volunteers portraying two of the Pacific Northwest's first baseball teams, the Occidental Base Ball Club of Vancouver and the Pioneer Base Ball Club of Portland.

The nine-inning match game will be held at 6:00 pm on Saturday, July 26, 2014, on the historic Parade Ground at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, just west of the park's Bandstand. It is a fun, free, and fantastic opportunity to travel back in time to 1867 to experience "base ball" (then two words) at its infancy, with costumed players and supporters, a brass band concert, and a howitzer firing to start the game.

"We are very pleased to have the support of the local community in helping bring back this popular event," said Tracy Fortmann, park superintendent. "We encourage visitors to purchase a snack onsite or bring a picnic along with lawn chairs or blankets to see the action and cheer on the Occidentals and Pioneers in the national park." Hot dogs and popcorn will also be available for purchase, courtesy of the Grant House Restaurant.

"Base ball in 1867 was a very different game than the modern form played today," said Greg Shine, the park's chief ranger and historian. "The hurler -- the predecessor of today's pitcher -- threw to the striker's liking. Players wore no gloves, and could catch the ball on one bounce for an out -- though such a practice was not considered 'gentlemanly.' In a time of growing community rivalries, there was an extensive code of conduct to ensure all would play in a gentlemanly manner. Sliding into a base, while now a standard practice, was not considered a gentlemanly activity in base ball of the 1860s."

On May 29, 1867, the Pioneer and the Occidental Base Ball Clubs met for the first time, with the Pioneers winning by a score of 79 to 62. "Our match with not be an exact repeat of this historic game, in order to spare our participants the task of running around the bases 141 times," said Park Ranger Robert Gutierrez, the event organizer, "but I can assure the crowd that it will be a lot of fun and all will adhere to the code of conduct of the time. If not," he said with a smile, "the umpire may very well levy some fines."

Along with the costumed players will be well-dressed "cranks" (baseball fans from 1867), and music between innings provided by the Vancouver Community Concert Band. Based on feedback from previous years, a play-by-play will be provided over loudspeakers during the match game from the scorer's table, blending modern communication technology with nineteenth century terminology, historical tidbits and phrases, and explanation of on-the-field action.

To learn more about early baseball history in Vancouver, please download the park's historic resource study The National Game is Decidedly 'On the Fly'": The Rise of Organized Base Ball in the Portland and Vancouver Area in 1867 at http://go.usa.gov/5cmh

Cost: Free!

What: 1860s Vintage Base Ball Match Game, Pioneer Base Ball Club of Portland vs. Occidental base Ball Club of Vancouver

Who: Staff and volunteers at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

Where: Historic Parade Ground at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, a unit of the National Park System.

Free parking is available at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Visitor Center, 1501 E. Evergreen Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98661, along the Park Road, and along E. Fifth Street between Fort Vancouver Way and East Reserve St.

When: 6:00 pm, Saturday, July 26, 2014

More Info & Photos: http://go.usa.gov/5xNC

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Background: Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, a unit of the National Park Service, is the heart of the Vancouver National Historic Reserve. The Vancouver National Historic Reserve brings together a national park, a premier archaeological site, the region's first military post, an international fur trade emporium, one of the oldest operating airfields, the first national historic site west of the Mississippi River, and a waterfront trail and environmental center on the banks of the Columbia River. The partners of the Reserve teach visitors about the fur trade, early military life, natural history, and pioneers in aviation, all within the context of Vancouver's role in regional and national development. The Reserve's vast array of public programs -- including living history events, festivals, cultural demonstrations, exhibits, active archaeology, and other special activities -- create a dynamic, fun, and unique tourist destination for people of all ages.


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Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) Fire Update for Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/16/14
*Sunflower Fire
The lightning-caused Sunflower Fire was reported burning in timber and grass approximately 10 miles north of Monument yesterday. The fire is currently estimated at 400 acres with running, spotting and torching. Growth potential is high.
Resources currently assigned: 4 engines, 1 crew, 1 water tender. 6 structures threatened.

*Waterman Complex
This lightning-caused complex of fires near Mitchell, Service Creek and Kimberly, was reported Monday evening. It includes the Bailey Butte, Toney Butte and Junction Springs Fires.

The Bailey Butte Fire, burning in timber, is located approximately 10 miles west of the town of Mitchell. It is estimated at 2,105 acres and is 0% contained.
The fire has moved south onto the Ochoco National Forest into very heavy timber. Plans include using managed stands to suppress the fire's forward movement.

Firefighters will be working diligently to minimize acres burned on ODF protected private timber and range lands. Coordination with private landowner and Ochoco National Forest will continue.

The Wheeler County Sheriff reduced the evacuation notice to Level 1 on the West Branch Road area. Home owners have been advised to remain on alert. Highway 26 remains closed due to very active fire behavior and hazardous falling trees. Two developed campgrounds (Ochoco Divide and Wildwood), and one trailhead (Cougar East) have been evacuated.

The Toney Butte Fire was reported Monday burning in grass, brush, juniper, sage and timber approximately 6 miles southwest of the town of Spray. The fire is estimated at 2,194 acres and is 0% contained.
Firefighters will be coordinating with landowners and working diligently to minimize acres burned on ODF protected private lands by establishing fire line to aid containment.

The Junction Springs Fire is 20 acres, 0% contained. Engines were able to access the top of the fire to apply water directly holding the fire. Efforts are to improve, hold and mop-up hot spots on existing line, construct and hold new line, and identify potential spot fires.

Resources assigned to the Waterman Complex: 15 engines, 20 crews, 3 water tenders, 6 bulldozers and 1 helicopter are assigned to this fire, along with 482 personnel.

Fire information: 541-462-3140.

*Moccasin Hill Fire
The Moccasin Hill Fire, reported Sunday burning 4 miles north of Sprague River and northeast of Klamath Falls, is now estimated at 2,535 acres.

Firefighters continue to make significant gains in efforts to contain the fire. Late yesterday fire officials reported the entire fire is lined with approximately 85% dozer lines, 5% roads, and 10% hand lines. Spot fires outside the main perimeter have been lined, and crews are reinforcing lines along steep bluffs on the eastern side of the fire.

Yesterday, fire officials and Red Cross personnel were able to enter the burned area to conduct a detailed assessment of structures lost during the initial fire run on Sunday afternoon. This assessment has revealed that 17 primary structures and 16 other structures were lost for a total of 33 structures destroyed, up from the previous estimate of 20 total. No additional structures have been lost since Sunday.

Today, firefighters will focus on mop-up activities on several portions of the fire line. In addition to mop-up work along the entire fire perimeter, crews will continue to extinguish all smokes within the residential area.

Safety officers are encouraging the crews to pace themselves appropriately to deal with the warm and dry weather conditions. The weather forecast for today calls for a chance of thunderstorms late in the day.

With multiple additional large fires being managed elsewhere in the state, the Incident Management Team will begin releasing some crews to transition to other incidents.

The level 1 evacuation status remains in effect for subdivisions near the fire. The Red Cross Evacuation Center remains open at the Sprague Community Center.

The fire is 35 percent contained and cause of the fire is under investigation.

Resources assigned: 24 crews, 2 air tankers, 10 helicopters, 23 engines, 6 bulldozers, 9 water tenders. Estimated costs to date: $1.6 M.

Fire information: Fire Information Line at 541-947-6223 for fire information, or follow the incident's website.

*White River Fire
Despite withering heat, fire crews working to extinguish the 652-acre White River Fire located 12 miles west of Tygh Valley significantly expanded their mop-up operation, bringing the containment level to 80 percent today. Full containment is expected by the end of the week.

Firefighters today will be working under Red Flag Warning conditions: 100-degree heat, humidity below 20 percent and stronger winds. This will raise the likelihood of increased fire activity deep inside the fire line where there are scattered unburned fuels and numerous hot spots. Hose lines and portable water ponds have been set up to stretch mop-up capabilities deep into the White River Canyon.

Night shift firefighters have been using hand-held infrared devices to detect buried pockets of heat.

The White River Fire is on land protected by the Oregon Dept. of Forestry's Central Oregon District. Much of the land is wilderness inside the White River Wild and Scenic Area, under the administration of the Bureau of Land Management. The Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife administers other lands inside the fire area for wildlife conservation purposes.

Fire suppression operations are run by the Oregon Dept. of Forestry Incident Management Team 1 led by Incident Commander John Buckman. Crews and support personnel from across the state have been running the fire suppression operation out of an incident command post at Wasco County Fairgrounds in Tygh Valley.

Some resources, mostly personnel, will be released from the White River Fire today. It is likely that firefighters and equipment will get reassigned to other fires burning in the region.

Resources assigned: 2 Type II (medium) helicopters, 2 Type III (light) helicopters, 10 engines, 2 bulldozers, 1 water tender and 458 personnel. Fire costs to date: approximately $1.5 million. Cause is under investigation.
The cause of the fire, which started July 12, is being investigated.

For more information, please follow the incident's website.

*Log Springs Fire
The Log Springs fire was reported Monday burning in timber and grass approximately 4 ?1/2 miles northwest of Ukiah. The fire is estimated at 10 acres, is 90 percent contained and is in mop up.

*Bear Claw Fire
The Bear Claw Fire was reported yesterday burning in timber and grass approximately 6 miles northwest of the Log Springs Fire and 10 miles northwest of Ukiah. The fire is estimated at 26 acres, is 80 percent contained and is in mop up.

*Service Creek Fire
The Service Creek Fire, located approximately 11 miles west of Spray, Oregon, is estimated at 385 acres. This fire was 100% contained at 9 a.m. yesterday.
2 crews are still assigned to the fire, which is in mop-up.

Over the weekend, lightning strikes across the state have started a number of smaller sized fires in various jurisdictions, including on the Malheur National Forest, and in the Willamette National Forest (contained, and called the Bingham Complex).
Additional fire information is shared in real time on ODF and other web and social media platforms as it becomes available.


ABOUT THIS UPDATE
ODF is responsible for fire protection on about 16 million acres of private and state-owned forest and grazing land, and on certain other public forestlands, including those owned by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management in western Oregon. Fires may cross ownerships, and because of the need to share firefighting resources, agencies work closely together.

This update focuses primarily on firefighting activity on Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands involving fires 10 acres or larger in size or of other significance. It also reports on ODF's major actions as a partner with other agencies.

FIRE PREVENTION
A word about fire prevention: Several of our larger fires this year have been human-caused. With fire activity across the state and warmer-than-usual July temps, please be extra-careful with fire.
Salem Police Seek Help Locating Autistic Child (Photo)
Salem Police Dept. - 07/16/14
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12:56 PM Marissa Ridenour has just returned home and is well and fine.

The Salem Police Department is actively searching for 15 year old Marissa Ridenour who wandered away from her residence in the 3100 block of Marcia Dr NE. Marissa is autistic and is incapable of safely caring for herself. She has not been seen since about 10:00 this morning. She is described as a white female, 5'3" tall, 160 pounds, with short dark blond hair. She was last observed wearing a pink and brown leopard print baseball cap, pink sunglasses, a pink hoodie, blue jean shorts, black and pink tennis shoes, and a white zebra print backpack.

The Salem Police Department has activated "A Child Is Missing," which is an organization with the capacity to simultaneously telephone a particular neighborhood and broadcast a message concerning the missing child. Officers are actively looking for Marissa.

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White River Fire Morning Update, Wednesday, July 16, 2014 @ 7:30 a.m.
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/16/14
July 16, 2014 7:30 a.m.
NEWS RELEASE
WHITE RIVER FIRE
OREGON DEPT OF FORESTRY
INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM 1

Contact: Brian Ballou, public information officer, (541) 621-4156

WHITE RIVER FIRE NEARS CONTAINMENT

Despite withering heat, fire crews working to extinguish the 652-acre White River Fire significantly expanded their mop-up operation, bringing the containment level to 80 percent today. Full containment is expected by the end of the week.
The cause of the fire, which started July 12, is being investigated.
Resources assigned to the White River Fire suppression effort include:
* 458 personnel
* Two Type II (medium) helicopters
* Two Type III (light) helicopters
* Ten engines
* Two bulldozers
* One water tender

Costs so far have reached $1.5 million.

Some resources, mostly personnel, will be released from the White River Fire today. It is likely that firefighters and equipment will get reassigned to other fires burning in the region.

Firefighters today will be working under Red Flag Warning conditions: 100-degree heat, humidity below 20 percent and stronger winds. This will raise the likelihood of increased fire activity deep inside the fire line where there are scattered unburned fuels and numerous hot spots. Hose lines and portable water ponds have been set up to stretch mop-up capabilities deep into the White River Canyon.

Night shift firefighters have been using hand-held infrared devices to detect buried pockets of heat.

The White River Fire is on land protected by the Oregon Dept. of Forestry's Central Oregon District. Much of the land is wilderness inside the White River Wild and Scenic Area, under the administration of the Bureau of Land Management. The Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife administers other lands inside the fire area for wildlife conservation purposes.

Fire suppression operations are run by the Oregon Dept. of Forestry Incident Management Team 1 led by Incident Commander John Buckman. Crews and support personnel from across the state have been running the fire suppression operation out of an incident command post at Wasco County Fairgrounds in Tygh Valley.

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Arrest made in fireworks-caused fire in Felida
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/16/14
This morning, the Clark County Sheriff's Office arrested a Hazel Dell man in relation to a house fire that occurred in the early morning hours of July 5th.

Andrew Perez, 18, of Hazel Dell, was booked into the Clark County Jail charged with 1st Degree Arson as a result of an investigation conducted by the Clark County Fire Marshal's Office. Additionally, a 16 year old male was taken into custody for his involvement in this event. The investigation concluded that the two individuals intentionally placed a firework device in the front yard of 100 NW 108th Street and aimed it at the home, igniting decorative vegetation beneath the combustible eave of the roof. Flames entered the attic of the house through the eave vents and spread throughout the home. The structure was determined to be a total loss.

During firefighting efforts, one firefighter suffered injuries when a portion of the ceiling collapsed on him. He was transported by ambulance to a local hospital where he was treated and released.

The investigation is ongoing and may result in additional arrests and / or charges.
Waterman Complex fires update - July 16, 2014, a.m.
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/16/14
Waterman Complex - Mitchell, Oregon

Information Center - 541-462-3140 (Will be routed through the school switchboard)

Start date: July 11-12, 2014

Cause: Lightning

Total acres: 4,319

Containment: 0%

Hand crews: 20

Fire engines: 15

Water tenders: 3

Helicopters: 1

Bulldozers: 6

Total personnel: 682



Location: Three fires near Mitchell, Service Creek, and Kimberly, Oregon.


Current situation: Oregon Interagency Incident Management Team 3, Incident Commander Doug Johnson, assumed command of the Waterman Complex last evening. The incident command post is located at the Mitchell High School in Mitchell, Oregon. A telephone number is now available at the information center 541-462-3140. An infra-red radar flight was completed last night and updated acres reflect the results. Fire fighting resources continue to arrive to assist in suppression efforts. Operational plans for the day include: providing structure protection on the West Branch Road, constructing and holding fire line, mopping-up hot spots, scouting new fire line locations, and falling snags along Hwy 26. Aviation assets will be utilized to assist in containment efforts.


The Complex consists of three fires:


Bailey Butte Fire - 2,105 acres, 0% contained. The fire has moved south onto the Ochoco National Forest into very heavy timber. Plans include using managed stands to suppress the fire's forward movement. Firefighters will be working diligently to minimize acres burned on ODF protected private timber and range lands. Coordination with private landowner and Ochoco National Forest will continue. The Wheeler County Sheriff reduced the evacuation notice to Level 1 on the West Branch Road area. Home owners have been advised to remain on alert. Highway 26 remains closed due to very active fire behavior and hazardous falling trees. Two developed campgrounds (Ochoco Divide and Wildwood), and one trailhead (Cougar East) have been evacuated.


Toney Butte Fire - 2,194 acres, 0% contained. Firefighters will be coordinating with landowners and working diligently to minimize acres burned on ODF protected private lands by establishing fire line to aid containment.


Junction Springs Fire- 20 acres, 0% contained. Engines were able to access the top of the fire to apply water directly holding the fire. Efforts to improve, hold, mop-up hot spots on existing line; construct and hold new line, and identify potential spot fires.


For more information on the Waterman Complex visit:


Inciweb at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3961/


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Update: Serious Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 211 south of Estacada (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/16/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Tuesday afternoon's serious injury traffic crash involving a motorcycle and passenger car that occurred on Highway 211 at S. Hayden Road south of Estacada. The names of the involved drivers are released in this update.

On July 15, 2014 at approximately 4:20 p.m., a 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle operated by JOHN W. GROENER, age 59, from Beavercreek, was traveling southbound on Highway 211 when a northbound 2013 Kia Soul four-door turned left toward S. Hayden Road. The motorcycle crashed into the Kia's passenger side, ejecting GROENER from the motorcycle onto the highway.

GROENER was critically injured and transported by AMR ambulance to Oregon Health & Science University. He was wearing a protective helmet.

The Kia's driver, TARA R. JOYCE, age 20, from Portland, and three passengers were also transported by ground ambulance to area hospitals. Their injuries were non-life threatening and considered minor to serious. One of the passengers, DANNY D. MANJEOT, age 38, from Portland, was treated and released then taken into custody by OSP on an outstanding misdemeanor warrant charging Fail to Appear - DUII. MANJEOT was lodged in Clackamas County Jail.

JOYCE is cooperating with the investigation and no enforcement action has been taken at this time. OSP troopers from the Portland Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Trooper Cameron Bailey is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by fire and paramedics from Estacada, Molalla, Colton, Sandy and Clackamas County fire departments, officers from Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and Sandy Police Department, and ODOT. A detour was in place while the highway was blocked during the investigation.

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Businesses Report Largest Number of Vacancies in Six Years
Oregon Employment Dept. - 07/16/14
Oregon businesses reported 11,700 more job vacancies in the spring of 2014 than they did the prior year. Businesses had approximately 46,900 job vacancies in the spring months of 2014, according to a Job Vacancy Survey recently completed by the Oregon Employment Department.

The last time vacancies were at this level was in 2008, before the Great Recession did its damage. In the spring of 2008, Oregon had 47,900 vacancies.

While vacancies rose this spring, the number of unemployed Oregonians declined to 131,000 in April. As a result, Oregon had 3 unemployed people per vacancy. That's still above the 2 unemployed per private-sector vacancy nationwide, but below Oregon's 4-to-1 ratio one year ago.

Vacancies were recorded across a wide range of education levels - from jobs requiring a high school education (about 22,000), to positions in need of postsecondary-trained workers (just over 8,000), and jobs requiring a bachelor's or advanced degree (also about 8,000). The largest increase since last spring occurred in vacancies requiring a high school diploma, which doubled. Common jobs requiring high school include cashiers, janitors and cleaners, home health aides, waiters and waitresses, and retail salespersons.

Average wages increased along with educational requirements. Vacancies that required some training beyond high school had an average wage $4 per hour above those that needed a high school diploma. The average wage for vacancies with bachelor or advanced degree requirements paid $13 per hour above those with postsecondary training.

Overall, the average wage offered for vacancies this spring, $14.69, was lower than the $15.09 average in the spring of 2013. The number of high-wage vacancies (those paying $25 per hour or more) hasn't changed. But, the number of vacancies paying less than $15 per hour is well above the level at this time last year.

This reflects a growing need for seasonal part-time workers, concentrated in jobs that tend to pay low wages, such as sales, food preparation, and building and grounds cleaning and maintenance. These occupations, along with office and administrative support
vacancies, each recorded more than 4,000 openings in the spring.
Vacancies increased significantly over the year in Eastern Oregon, the Portland area, and Central Oregon. Eastern Oregon saw the largest rate of increase, with sizeable gains in farming, production, and transportation related vacancies. Total vacancies declined slightly over the year in Northwest Oregon
and the Willamette Valley.

About the Survey
The Oregon Employment Department conducts the Oregon Job Vacancy Survey and estimates the number of job vacancies each quarter based on responses from private-sector businesses with at least two employees. Estimates for summer 2014 will be released in October. For more details on recent Oregon job vacancies, visit the "publications" tab on QualityInfo.org and scroll down to the section titled "Quarterly Job Vacancies Snapshots."


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Death Investigation at Chinook Landing in Fairview
Fairview Police Dept. - 07/16/14
On July 15, 2014 at approximately 1:41 P.M., the Fairview Police Department responded to a report of an unknown suspicious male subject driving alone in the parking lot of Chinook Landing at 5201 NE 223rd Avenue in Fairview. It was reported the subject had a rifle in the vehicle and he provided a private citizen an unknown amount of Canadian and American money in multiple denominations. He told the citizen he was dying of cancer and not to believe what they would say about him.

As the subject exited the east exit of the park in his vehicle, a Fairview Officer attempted to make contact with the driver. The officer observed the vehicle traveling in reverse as he approached it from the rear. There was an occupied school bus a short distance from where the vehicle was reversing. As a precautionary maneuver, the officer placed his patrol car between the bus and vehicle to prevent it from getting closer to the bus. It is unknown if the driver was attempting to harm the children on the school bus. No one on the school bus saw the incident nor was anyone injured.

The driver then immediately drove forward exiting towards the main exit of the park. Within a few seconds, the officer reported hearing a gunshot coming from inside the vehicle as it continued east bound out of the park. The vehicle drove about one hundred feet on the roadway, then down an embankment into a marsh wetland where it came to rest. Officers discovered the body of a man inside the vehicle. It appears the male driver died as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The male driver has not been identified at this time pending further investigation by the Fairview Police Department and Medical Examiners' Office.

Sergeant Gary Kirby Fairview Police
Moccasin Hill Fire update - July 16, a.m.
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/16/14
Moccasin Hill Fire

Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Team 2, IC Cline

July 16, 2014 8:00 a.m.

Recorded Fire Information Line: 541-947-6223

Current Situation:

Firefighters continue to make significant gains in efforts to contain the Moccasin Hill fire. Late yesterday fire officials reported that the entire fire is lined with approximately 85% dozer lines, 5% roads, and 10% hand lines. Spot fires outside the main perimeter have been lined, and crews are reinforcing lines along steep bluffs on the eastern side of the fire.

Yesterday, fire officials and Red Cross personnel were able to enter the burned area to conduct a detailed assessment of structures lost during the initial fire run on Sunday afternoon. This assessment has revealed that 17 primary structures and 16 other structures were lost for a total of 33 structures destroyed, up from the previous estimate of 20 total. No additional structures have been lost since Sunday.

Today, firefighters will focus on mop-up activities on several portions of the fire line. In addition to mop-up work along the entire fire perimeter, crews will continue to extinguish all smokes within the residential area.

Safety officers are encouraging the crews to pace themselves appropriately to deal with the warm and dry weather conditions. The weather forecast for today calls for a chance of thunderstorms late in the day.

With multiple additional large fires being managed elsewhere in the state, the Incident Management Team will begin releasing some crews to transition to other incidents.

The level 1 evacuation status remains in effect for subdivisions near the fire. The Red Cross Evacuation Center remains open at the Sprague Community Center.

Visit our social media sites, Inciweb page, or call the SCOFMP recorded Fire Information Line at 541-947-6223 for the latest information.

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FIRE AT A GLANDCE (07/16/14)

Size: 2535 acres

Cause: under investigation

Containment: 35%

Expected Containment: 7-19-14

Crews and Equipment:
Crews: 24
Air Tankers: 2
Helicopters: 10
Engines: 23
Dozers: 6
Water Tenders: 9
Total personnel: 748

Estimated Costs to Date: $1.6 M

For More Information:

South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership
Twitter - www.twitter.com/scofmpfireinfo
Facebook - www.facebook.com/oregondepartmentofforestry
InciWeb - http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3946/
Cowlitz Sheriff Releases photos of burglary suspect and suspect vehicle (Photo)
Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/16/14
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Cowlitz County Sheriff releases photos of the suspect and suspect car that is involved in the Burglary to residence just west of Longview on 07-07-14. (we are not releasing the victims name or address out of respect to the victim's privacy) . The Suspect pried front door and stole four .22 rifles, two shotguns, flashlights, laptop, TV, checkbook and debit card. Card was used at Kelso McDonalds, Bridgeview Tabaco in Rainier and 15th Ave Safeway.

Vehicle description is dark blue late 90's Nissan 200sx coupe with black rims, spoiler and missing the "Nissan" symbol on the grill. Suspect is described as white male adult between 20-40 with short dark hair and goatee.

Anyone who has any information on this case is encouraged to call the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office at (360) 577-3092, or Cowlitz Crime Stoppers at (360) 577-1206.

WARNING: Subject May Be Armed


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Update #2: Photo - Fatal Motorcycle-Involved Crash - Highway 395 near Ukiah (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/16/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Tuesday's fatal motorcycle-involved traffic crash found by a citizen who had stopped along Highway 395 near Ukiah. The victim's name is released in this update.

According to Sergeant Sterling Hall, on July 15, 2014 at approximately 12:48 p.m., a citizen had stopped along the side of Highway 395 near milepost 53B when he saw a motorcycle over the edge of the roadway. Emergency responders arriving on scene confirmed there was an adult male lying near the motorcycle who was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Preliminary investigation indicates a 2009 Buel motorcycle operated by MARK HALL PFENNING, age 57, from Bend, was traveling northbound when PFENNING lost control in a left curve. The motorcycle slid on its side across the turnout on the shoulder where it went down an embankment off the highway. The estimated time of the crash is not confirmed.

OSP troopers from the Pendleton Area Command office are continuing the investigation. OSP was assisted at the scene by Ukiah Quick Response Team, Pendleton Fire and Ambulance Department, LifeFlight, and ODOT.

Photograph - Oregon State Police

ODOT recently sent a news release regarding motorcycle safety with reminders and tips for everyone traveling on our roads:
http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/COMM/Pages/nr14062401.aspx

OSP joins ODOT in urging all travelers to stay focused on safety and Drive Safely to Save Lives.

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PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center gives $75,000 to the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington
Free Clinic of Southwest Washington - 07/16/14
Vancouver, WA - PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center has donated $75,000 to the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington (Free Clinic).

The donation will help fund urgent medical care, medication assistance, immunizations, diabetes and vision care, health screenings, dental urgent and preventative care, and other Free Clinic services for low-income, uninsured people in Clark County.

"By supporting the Free Clinic, we're also supporting PeaceHealth's mission to serve the poor and vulnerable in our community, says Sy Johnson, CEO and Chief Mission Officer of PeaceHealth's Columbia Network. "We can't do it alone; the Free Clinic is our partner in making a positive difference in the health of our patients and community."

"PeaceHealth has been a strong supporter and partner of the Free Clinic since we first started in the early 90's," said Barbe West, Free Clinic of Southwest Washington Executive Director. "This generous donation will help provide quality, compassionate care to thousands of people who have no other access to health care services. We are extremely grateful."

The gift establishes PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center as the featured Presenting Sponsor of the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington Holiday Ball, for the fourth year in a row. The gala fundraiser will be Saturday, December 6 at the Vancouver Heathman Lodge. Tickets will be available at www.freeclinics.org later in the year. Call 360.313.1388 for sponsorship information

The Free Clinic of Southwest Washington (Free Clinic) provides and facilitates access to free, compassionate, quality health care for children and adults who are otherwise unable to obtain such services. The Free Clinic relies on grants and donations from the local community. Care and services at the Free Clinic are provided by 600 volunteer medical, dental, and administrative professionals. In 2013, there were 11,190 patient visits to our medical and dental programs and 11,195 prescriptions filled at our dispensary - all at no cost to the patient. For more information about the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington, visit www.freeclinics.org.
Firefighters and Fire Investigators Busy Overnight with Residential Fires in West Linn and Beaverton (update with multimedia) (Photo)
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 07/16/14
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West Linn

Just after 1:15am this morning, firefighters from Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue responded to reports of a fire in the 1900 block of Ostman Road in West Linn. Callers to 9-1-1 reported heavy fire and loud popping noises from a duplex. Initially it was unclear whether anyone was trapped inside either unit. Within six minutes from being dispatched, firefighters from TVF&R's Willamette Fire Station 59 were first to arrive and began an aggressive defensive fire attack and search of the affected duplex.

Based on the heavy volume of fire and threat to an additional duplex, fence and trees, the incident commander called for a second alarm of resources to assist with fire attack, salvage, search and patient care. For 40 minutes, nearly 50 firefighters from TVF&R, Lake Oswego Fire Department and Clackamas Fire District worked to contain and extinguish the fire. After multiple searches, firefighters confirmed that residents of both units had safely escaped. Damage was limited to two duplexes. West Linn Police officers and paramedics from AMR also provided assistance and support to residents and neighbors.

No residents or firefighters were injured as a result of the fire, but one female occupant was evaluated and cared for at the scene. Firefighters also rescued and resuscitated a pet cat. Eight adults and three children have been displaced as a result of the fire and American Red Cross is helping them with housing and immediate needs.

Based on preliminary interviews and evidence, the investigator has determined that unattended cooking was to blame for the blaze. The fire was fed by natural gas, which added complexity to the incident. There is no damage estimate at this time.

Beaverton
While firefighters were still tending to hotspots at the West Linn fire at 2:42am, TVF&R responded to another fire in the 12000 block of SW 8th Street in Beaverton. First-arriving firefighters from Beaverton Station 67 found a two-story home with fire coming out of two sides. Firefighters initially fought the fire from the outside and transitioned to an interior fire attack where heavy smoke filled the home. Though they had information that no one was inside the home, they still conducted two searches to be sure.

Firefighters contained the fire within 30 minutes were able to limit damage to the home, but the garage was a complete loss. An investigator remains on scene at this hour and will examine material evidence and conduct witness interviews to determine where and how the fire started. No people were injured as a result of the fire, but a cat perished.


For cooking safety and home fire escape planning tips, visit www.tvfr.com.


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07/15/14
Update on Milwaukie Missing Person Tanya Banton. (Photo)
Milwaukie Police Dept. - 07/15/14
Tanya Elizabeth Banton
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Update on Milwaukie Missing Person Tanya Banton.

On 07-14-14 Milwaukie Police contacted the media regarding a person reported missing. As of 07-15-14, 51-year-old Tanya Elizabeth Banton is still listed as a missing person, and her status has been upgraded to 'missing/endangered' due to health concerns.

Through the investigation police do not believe she is a victim of foul play but the police are concerned for her safety due to recent health issues. Tanya Banton's last known location was in the town of Brightwood near the Mt. Hood National Forest on Saturday, 07-12-14.

Tanya drives a silver-gray 1994 Chrysler Concorde, Oregon license plate number ZTZ464.

If anyone knows Tanya's whereabouts, or has seen her vehicle, please contact the Milwaukie Police Department at 503-786-7500.


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Assault & Robbery investigation in East Vancouver area
Vancouver Police Dept. - 07/15/14
On 07-15-14 at approximately 5:48 pm multiple Vancouver Police patrol units responded to a radio call of "Disturbance With a Weapon" at 3800 block of NE 132nd Ave. Upon arrival, it was determined that several individuals were involved in the altercation.

As a result of the investigation so far, Vancouver Police Detectives detained two individuals. One of the two individuals is a juvenile male. At time of this report the juvenile has been charged with Robbery in the 1st Degree and felony assault. The second individual is an adult male. He has been charged with Robbery in the 1st Degree.

This incident involved a drug related transaction, which turned into a robbery. During the altercation a weapon was used, a type of sickle farming tool. At this point in time, it is not believed that anyone was seriously injured during the fight.

This investigation remains active and no other details are available at this time. We are unable to specify how many other suspects are involved in this incident, other than the fact that more arrests and / or charges are expected to be filed in the near future.
Missing Person Brandon McLain has been located.
Milwaukie Police Dept. - 07/15/14
Milwaukie Police officers have located 20-year-old missing/endangered person Brandon Michael McLain. He is being medically evaluated, and is no longer considered missing or endangered.

Thank you for your assistance.
Milwaukie Police Asking for Public's Help in Locating a Missing/Endangered Person. (Photo)
Milwaukie Police Dept. - 07/15/14
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Milwaukie Police Asking for Public's Help in Locating a Missing/Endangered Person.

On 07-15-14 at 7:20 p.m. Milwaukie Police took a missing person report on 20-year-old Brandon Michael McLain of Milwaukie. He has been listed as missing/endangered due to medical issues.

He has recently been distraught over personal issues and police are concerned for his safety due to current mental health problems.

Brandon McLain is 6 foot tall, 160 pounds with short black hair, and brown eyes. He has tattoos of multi-colored stars on his wrists, and tattoos of claws on his chest.

He was last seen wearing a black, sleeveless shirt and tan shorts. He does not have a vehicle, and is likely on-foot.

If anyone has seen Brandon or knows his whereabouts, please contact the Milwaukie Police Department at 503-786-7500.


Attached Media Files: Brandon Michael McLain
Detectives Say Be on the Lookout for This Armed Robbery Suspect ***In Custody*** (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/15/14
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Approximately one hour ago an alert Salem Police Officer, Officer Laura Seefeldt spotted a male matching the description of the person who was involved in an armed robbery at Target on July 14th. The male was walking on D Street near the I5 Overpass. Kraig James Fox, age 28, of Keizer has been arrested on outstanding warrants for parole violation and he is to be lodged in the Marion County Jail.

Once Mr. Fox has been interviewed by Detectives it is expected he will face charges associated with the robbery. Those exact charges have not yet been determined by Detectives.


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Detectives are investigating a theft that turned very serious for store security after the suspect pulled a firearm when they confronted him. Today at 1:40 p.m., at the Target on Center Street in Salem a white male, in his thirties, approximately 6'3" tall, 190 lbs, with brown hair and brown eyes, a black shirt with red lettering on the front and black back pack is suspected of doing just that.

Detectives are asking that if you have seen this suspect or know this suspect to please call the Sheriff's Office At 503-588-5032. Do not attempt to contact the suspect he is believed to be armed and dangerous. As further details become available they will be released.


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Media contact info 6 year old nearly drowns in pool, saved by CPR
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/15/14
For Media only rescuer Domiteala Galvez can be contacted for a statement at 971 258 5275
6 year old nearly drowns in pool, saved by CPR
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/15/14
On July 15, 2014 just after 6pm Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, American Medical Response and Clackamas Fire were dispatched to a report of a six year old drowning victim at the Greenleaf Monterey Apartments located at 8640 SE Causey Ave in unincorporated Happy Valley, OR. The victim was described as unconscious, unresponsive and not breathing and that CPR was being performed by a bystander.

Upon arrival they found 6 year old conscious, alert and breathing in the apartment's recreation centers pool area. The bystander, Domiteala Galvez, had found the girl motionless at the bottom of the deep end of the pool. She removed her from the water and performed rescue breaths until she regained consciousness.

The juvenile was at the pool with her cousins and had been properly supervised. The juvenile was transported by ambulance to Emanuel. She is in good condition at this time.

Dpmiteala said she was trained in CPR and her training just took over.

The Sheriff's Office reminds everyone to keep a close eye on others around water and get trained in CPR it could save a life as it did in this incident.
Moccasin Hill Fire - July 15, p.m. update
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/15/14
Moccasin Hill Fire

Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Team 2, IC Cline

July 15, 2014 6:00 p.m.

Recorded Fire Information Line: 541-947-6223
Will be updated as needed.

Current Situation:

Fire crews made excellent progress on the Moccasin Hill fire this afternoon, significantly strengthening containment lines and focusing on hot spots within the fire perimeter. By the end of the day today, fire officials expect to have the entire fire lined with approximately 85% dozer lines, 5% roads, and 10% hand lines. Spot fires outside the main fire perimeter have been lined, and crews are continuing to reinforce lines along steep bluffs on the eastern side of the fire.

Firefighters have already initiated mop-up activities on several portions of the fire line. Safety officers are encouraging the crews to pace themselves appropriately to deal with the warm and dry weather conditions.

With multiple additional large fires being managed elsewhere in the state, the Incident Management Team will begin releasing some crews to transition to other incidents. Two Hot Shot Crew will be released today to join other firefighting efforts.

The level 1 evacuation status remains in effect for subdivisions near the fire. The Red Cross Evacuation Center remains open at the Sprague Community Center.

Tomorrow's morning news release will contain additional information on the containment progress and the results of the burned area assessment work completed today.

Visit our social media sites, Inciweb page, or call the SCOFMP recorded Fire Information Line at 541-947-6223 for the latest information.

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Current Situation:

Fire crews made excellent progress on the Moccasin Hill fire this afternoon, significantly strengthening containment lines and focusing on hot spots within the fire perimeter. By the end of the day today, fire officials expect to have the entire fire lined with approximately 85% dozer lines, 5% roads, and 10% hand lines. Spot fires outside the main fire perimeter have been lined, and crews are continuing to reinforce lines along steep bluffs on the eastern side of the fire.

Firefighters have already initiated mop-up activities on several portions of the fire line. Safety officers are encouraging the crews to pace themselves appropriately to deal with the warm and dry weather conditions.

With multiple additional large fires being managed elsewhere in the state, the Incident Management Team will begin releasing some crews to transition to other incidents. Two Hot Shot Crew will be released today to join other firefighting efforts.

The level 1 evacuation status remains in effect for subdivisions near the fire. The Red Cross Evacuation Center remains open at the Sprague Community Center.

Tomorrow's morning news release will contain additional information on the containment progress and the results of the burned area assessment work completed today.

Visit our social media sites, Inciweb page, or call the SCOFMP recorded Fire Information Line at 541-947-6223 for the latest information.

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Fire at a Glance (07/15/14)

Size: 2500 acres

Cause: under investigation

Containment: 15%

Expected Containment: unknown

Crews and Equipment:
Crews: 14
Air Tankers: 2
Helicopters: 10
Engines: 33
Dozers: 8
Water Tenders: 7
Total personnel: 441

Estimated Costs to Date: $1.25 M

For More Information:

South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership
Twitter - www.twitter.com/scofmpfireinfo
Facebook - www.facebook.com/oregondepartmentofforestry
InciWeb - http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3946/
Man Sentenced to 90 Months in Prison for Super Bowl Sunday Apartment Fire
Gresham Police Dept - 07/15/14
Gresham, Ore. - Gresham resident Arsenio Lee Jumping Bull, 26, was sentenced yesterday to 90 months in prison for breaking into an apartment on Super Bowl Sunday and starting it on fire. He pled no contest to two counts of Arson in the First Degree and was ordered to pay more than $16,000 in restitution, according to the Multnomah County District Attorney's office. Collaborative efforts between fire and police investigators are credited for saving lives and bringing this case to a swift resolution.

On Feb. 2, 2014, at 12:56 p.m., Gresham police officers and fire fighters responded to the Highland View Apartments, 4725 West Powell Boulevard, for the report of a disturbance and fire. First responders struggled to gain entry into the burning apartment as the fire spread. According to police reports, Jumping Bull jumped out of a window after fire fighters knocked down flames inside a bedroom. He was immediately taken into custody by police. Deputy Fire Marshals Shawn Durham and Robert Mottice led the arson investigation, determining Jumping Bull had started the blaze from multiple ignition points.

No one was hurt as a result of the fire but two families were displaced. Police reports suggest Jumping Bull was delusional and under the influence of cocaine and methamphetamine when he broke into the apartment and started the fire.




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UPDATE #2 - FATALITY: Major Crash Team Responding to a Motorcycle Crash on Northeast Cornfoot Road (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/15/14
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The motorcycle rider killed on Monday has been identified as 54-year-old Robert Carl Tilander Jr. of Southeast Portland. Investigators determined that speed was a factor in the crash. It is not yet known if drugs or alcohol played a factor.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner is awaiting toxicology results which are expected to take several weeks.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

Traffic officers are continuing to investigate the cause of a motorcycle crash that occurred on Northeast Cornfoot Road.

The rider, a 54-year-old male, died at the scene despite life-saving efforts by his friend and medical personnel.

Preliminary information indicates that the rider was eastbound on Cornfoot Road when he lost control of the motorcycle and crashed into a telephone pole. The crash occurred just West of the main gate to the Portland Air National Guard Base (PANG). The rider does not appear to have any connection to PANG.

Cornfoot Road should be re-opened to traffic within the next two hours.

The rider's name will be released tomorrow after the Oregon State Medical Examiner conducts an autopsy.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

This afternoon, Monday July 14, 2014, at 5:06 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a motorcycle crash on Northeast Cornfoot Road, West of Alderwood Road.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and began attempting life-saving CPR on the rider.

Northeast Cornfoot Road is closed in both directions and the Traffic Division's Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to conduct an investigation.

Interested media should stage on the Alderwood side of the crash scene.

PIO is enroute, ETA 10-15 minutes.

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Residential fire engulfs rear of home and deck, resident escapes safely (Photo)
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 07/15/14
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**UPDATE: FIRE CAUSE & DAMAGE ESTIMATE**

A TVF&R Fire Investigator has concluded that the cause of the fire is Undetermined. Damage to the home is estimated at approximately $250,000.

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Around 6:20 am, a neighbor described hearing what she thought was thunder and awoke to find her neighbor's roof ablaze and black smoke billowing from the rear of the home. She quickly called 9-1-1 as multiple additional calls came in from other neighbors and passing cars.

The first crews from Beaverton Station 67 arrived to find black smoke coming from the front of the home and flames coming from the roof and rear of the home. With personnel from Brockman Station 66, crews initiated an immediate attack on the fire. Additional crews performed a thorough search of the home and confirmed that the resident had exited safely. One pet remains missing but crews did not find any indication that the pet was inside.

Crews were advised that a ground-level back deck had collapsed due to fire damage but no one was injured as a result of the collapse. Given that nearby homes also had wood shake roofs, crews worked to protect nearby homes from any fire spread and no other homes were impacted. Crews had fire knocked down within ten minutes of their initial arrival. Approximately 24 firefighters fought the fire with assistance from TVF&R volunteers and Beaverton Police.

One adult and one pet were displaced as a result of the fire but no injuries were reported. Given the significant damage to the home, the American Red Cross is assisting the displaced resident.

A TVF&R investigator is still working to determine the cause of the fire.

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Subaru delivers one-millionth car to Port of Vancouver USA (Photo)
Port of Vancouver - 07/15/14
Former Port Commissioner Bob Moser and the first Subaru to cross port docks in 1993
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VANCOUVER, Wash. - A red, balloon-bedecked 2015 Forester had the honor of being the one-millionth Subaru vehicle to cross the docks at the Port of Vancouver USA.

The SUV was one of 2,077 vehicles arriving Sunday, July 13, after a two-week journey from Japan. Representatives with the port, Subaru of America and multiple logistics partners, including carriers, labor, stevedores, vessel agents, and transportation providers, were there to greet the landmark vehicle and celebrate a long partnership.

Automobile imports generate the most revenue of all commodities handled at the Port of Vancouver, which translates to jobs and spending in the local economy.

"Our 21-year partnership with Subaru is not only important to us here at the port, but also to the community," said Todd Coleman, port CEO. "Roughly $300 from every vehicle delivered to the port gets reinvested in Washington and Oregon."

Approximately 200 jobs at the port are supported by automobile delivery and processing. This includes workers who drive vehicles off the ships, process them for sale in the U.S., install accessories and prepare them for transport.

Subaru of America signed its first lease with the Port of Vancouver in December 1992. Port leadership and the community hailed the first Subaru vehicle, an Impreza wagon, at a dock