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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.

(Photo: Left to right: Trooper Goetz & Captain Heider)

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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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Attached Media Files: Oregon White Oak damage from gall wasps and squirrels
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


Attached Media Files: 2014-07/1187/76278/Photo_-_Fire_-_Memorial_Wreaths_9-20-2012.jpg , Fire Combined Honor Guard
Metro Grant Supports ELC Restoration (Photo)
Clackamas Community College - 07/24/14
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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Attached Media Files: The Environmental Learning Center at Clackamas Community College
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.


Attached Media Files: 2014-07/1798/76275/Mickey_L_Harvey_DOB_121087.jpg , 2014-07/1798/76275/Alexander_Bruce_Leake_DOB061788.jpg
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 (Photo)
Oregon Marine Board - 07/24/14
Obstructions on the North Santiam River near Jefferson
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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 , Obstructions on the North Santiam River near Jefferson
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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Attached Media Files: Press Release
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.


Attached Media Files: 2014-07/1216/76235/Fatal_Fire_417_SE_6th.jpg
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.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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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 caf 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
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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.

*Updates to follow when available


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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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07/22/14
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)
Oregon State Police - 07/22/14
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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.


Attached Media Files: 2014-07/3920/76205/Brian_Nickerson_#whyiridepdx.jpg , Branden Russell , Paige Maas
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
Sixth graders raved about the permanent end-of-year project
Sixth graders raved about the permanent end-of-year project
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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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Attached Media Files: Sixth graders raved about the permanent end-of-year project , Students appreciated Adams helping them develop their own artistic style , Students form groups of three to take turns painting the mural , Alan Adams prepares sixth graders to create a permanent mural as an end-of-year project
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
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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 drops water on a fire in support of fire suppression efforts at the Logging Unit fire west of Madras, Ore., July 20. The "Bambi" bucket used on the Chinook helicopters can carry up to 1,500 gallons of water. 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 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
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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.

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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.
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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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07/18/14
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)
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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 Nikes 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 Nikes 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 Nikes 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
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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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
Temporary trail closure map
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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)
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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 Caf 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.


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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.

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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.

Thank you!

Questions?
Please contact DHS.DirectorsOffice@dhsoha.state.or.us
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
ARRESTED
ARRESTED
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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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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.

Anyone seeing Marissa is asked to immediately call the Salem Police Department at 911.
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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.


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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.

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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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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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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
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 dockside event on Jan. 7, 1993.

This summer, the port and Subaru reached an agreement to continue partnering through 2035 to bring vehicles, jobs and economic benefit to our community.

We look forward to working with Subaru for another two decades and celebrating the next million!

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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.


Attached Media Files: Former Port Commissioner Bob Moser and the first Subaru to cross port docks in 1993 , On Sunday, July 13, Port, Subaru and logistics chain partners celebrate the one millionth Subaru to be handled at the Port of Vancouver USA
Sherwood Woman Arrested for Child Mistreatment
Sherwood Police Department - 07/15/14
On Monday July 14 at about 6:30pm, Sherwood Police were called to a welfare check of two small children wandering in the area of SW 1st and SW Oak in Sherwood. Responding officers located a 3-year old little boy and a 2-year old little girl wandering unattended in the 90 degree heat.

The children were being watched by unrelated Sherwood residents who were in the area. Officers found the children in states of partial dress and unkempt.

Police officers located the children's home, where they found the mother unresponsive and unable to care for the children. Upon further investigation the officers found the children's home unsuitable and based on the circumstances took the children into protective custody. The children were released into the custody of the Department of Human Services-Child Welfare.

Sherwood Police arrested 34-year old Mary Katherine Hilliker, born 12/30/79 of Sherwood and charged her with Criminal Mistreatment and Child Neglect. Mrs. Hilliker was lodged at the Washington County Jail.

The Sherwood Police would like to share their gratitude and appreciation for the bystanders that came to the aid of the children, by keeping them safe, cleaning them up and providing them a clean change of diapers and clothes and giving them food and water.

This investigation is ongoing and no further information will be released.
Ben Campbell Appointed to Northwest Association for Blind Athletes Board of Directors (Photo)
Northwest Assn. for Blind Athletes - 07/15/14
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Billy Henry, Co-Founder/Executive Director
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes
311 West Evergreen Blvd, Suite 200
Vancouver, Washington 98660
Local Phone: 1-360-448-7254
Toll Free: 1-800-880-9837
http://www.nwaba.org
bhenry@nwaba.org

Ben Campbell Appointed to Northwest Association for Blind Athletes Board of Directors

Vancouver, Washington--July 15th, 2014--The Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) announced today Ben Campbell has been appointed to the organization's Board of Directors. Campbell is the Digital Strategist for The Columbian in Vancouver, Washington.

"I'm honored to be a part of the team and help Billy with his vision. It is something I've wanted to be a part of and I'm excited to see the success of the NWABA for many years to come. " said Campbell

Campbell will join other community leaders throughout the region in helping Northwest Association for Blind Athletes achieving its mission of providing life-changing opportunities through sports and physical activity to individuals who are blind and visually impaired.

About NWABA:
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides programming to over 1,000 individuals of all ages and ability levels with visual impairments. The mission of NWABA is to provide life-changing opportunities through sports and physical activity to individuals who are blind and visually impaired. The Association was formed by a group of visually impaired students in 2007 to ensure that people who are blind were participating in sports and physical activity.

For information: http://www.nwaba.org or
Contact: bhenry@nwaba.org
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Vancouver Police taking applications for NOW volunteers through July 23
Vancouver Police Dept. - 07/15/14
Vancouver, Wash. - Founded on the crime prevention theory that the more eyes there are on a street, the safer the street is, the Vancouver Police Department is looking to add to its citizen patrol volunteer team called, Neighbors On Watch (NOW). These volunteers conduct foot, bike and vehicle patrols throughout the city, are non-confrontational, highly visible, and do not take any law enforcement action. Each member of NOW commits to a minimum of four hours of volunteer patrol time each month after receiving specialized training provided by the Vancouver Police Department.

"The NOW program has proven to be a valuable asset to our community-oriented policing strategy. Recognizing the benefits received from the dedication of those willing to give enhances our ability to deliver a higher level of service to the community," says Vancouver Police Chief James McElvain.

NOW volunteers are a huge resource for the Vancouver Police Department. These citizen patrol team helps staff special events with the police department, canvass neighborhoods for missing children and vulnerable adults, and are able to assist in a multitude of ways to assist the Vancouver Police Department with its public safety mission.

The Vancouver Police Department is accepting applications through July 23 for the NOW program. Citizens who apply will undergo a thorough background investigation. Applicants must be at least 21 years old and live in the city limits of Vancouver. To apply, contact Kelly Cheney at (360) 487-7467 or Kelly.Cheney@cityofvancouver.us. For more information and a printable application, visit the Vancouver Police NOW page.

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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.
Salem Motel Manager Arrested For Promoting Prostitution (Photo)
Salem Police Dept. - 07/15/14
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The Salem Police Department Street Crimes Unit arrested a manager at the Phoenix Inn, 4370 Commercial St SE, charging him with Promoting Prostitution, Prostitution, Tampering with Evidence, and Interfering with Police. At approximately 6:15 last night, Christopher Butler, 25 years of age of Salem, was taken into custody after an investigation determined he was providing free rooms which were being used for prostitution in exchange for sexual favors. The corporate management cooperated fully with the investigation.

Butler was booked into the Marion County Correctional Facility.
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Multnomah County Sheriff's Office detectives investigating Multnomah County Rural Fire District #14 Station burglary
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/15/14
On Thursday July 10, 2014 Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to take a report regarding a burglary that occurred the previous week at the Multnomah County Rural Fire District #14 Aims Station located in Corbett, OR.

Several fire-fighting and lifesaving equipment items were stolen from the station including a Thermal Imaging Camera used to locate hurt or injured persons and a Lifepack 12 (cardiac monitor/defibrillator) machine used in lifesaving efforts. Much of the equipment stolen was obtained through a federal grant program and will be very hard for the Fire District to replace in the short-term and will cause a significant impact on emergency service operations from that station.

Multnomah County Rural Fire District #14 Fire Chief Phil Dearixon will be available at the Corbett Fire Station located at 36930 E Historic Columbia River Highway for interviews and has examples available of some of the life-saving equipment items that were stolen from the AIMS Fire Station.

Anyone with information regarding this burglary please contact the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office tip line at 503-261-2847.
Support environmental education for kids at Columbia Springs' annual fundraiser
Columbia Springs - 07/15/14
You're invited to help the next generation get hooked on nature by attending Columbia Springs' annual fundraiser at 5:30 p.m. on Friday August 8th at Royal Oaks Country Club. Funds raised at this event will support environmental education programming for kids in Clark County. Enjoy dinner, live music, a silent auction, photo booth, and more! The silent auction will include twenty packages from local businesses with everything from kayaking trips to fine wines. Tickets are $75 per person. To register go to www.columbiasprings.org. For more information call Gala Miller at 360-882-0936 ext. 221 or email at director@columbiasprings.org.

Columbia Springs' mission is to offer our community a unique setting where educational experiences foster greater awareness of the natural world, inspiring stewardship. For more information about Columbia Springs, visit www.columbiasprings.org.
Camas-Washougal Fire Department Responds to Natural Gas Leak (Photo)
Camas-Washougal Fire Department - 07/15/14
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At approximately 12:30 pm, CWFD was dispatched to a report of a large natural gas line that had been broken in the area of NW Howard Street and NW 47th Drive in Camas. On arrival, units discovered a construction company that had been operating a backhoe in the area of a lot being developed. The backhoe had struck a 2" natural gas line, which was venting pressurized gas. Fire department staff asked for immediate response of Northwest Natural Gas, while advising surrounding neighbors to shelter in place by keeping all doors and windows closed. One nearby family voluntarily evacuated their residence for the duration of the incident due to the strong smell of natural gas. There were no injuries and Northwest Natural Gas was on scene within approximately 30 minutes to repair the line.


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The City's Beaverton Last Tuesday Brings the Music of the 80s to The Round on July 29 (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 07/15/14
The July 29 BLT features all things 80s, including music by Hit Machine's The Reflex, a costume contest, and an 80s dance.
The July 29 BLT features all things 80s, including music by Hit Machine's The Reflex, a costume contest, and an 80s dance.
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The city and the Beaverton Arts Commission invite the public to attend the 80s-themed Beaverton Last Tuesday (BLT) concert on July 29 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at The Round with a special performance by 80s tribute band, Hit Machine's The Reflex.

"Join us as we step back in time for a fun-filled 80s night," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "This event will be especially memorable, complete with music, dancing, activities, food, and art."

The July BLT will feature all things 80s, including music, a costume contest, and an 80s dance, with intermission performances by Def Con 5, MVP Dance Elite & Soul Trigger. The public can even test their 80s trivia knowledge with at the Beaverton Police Department booth.

Attendees can dine at Mio Sushi, Mingo's, or Planet Thai where they offer both indoor and outdoor seating. Art vendors will also have their work on display and for sale.

BLT's main sponsors are New Season's Market and VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa. The series also receives generous support from Beaverton Family Dental, Cynthia Layport DMD, Decarli | Watson Hall, Golden Valley Brewery, Pepita's Mexican Cuisine, The Oregonian, The Round, and Umpqua Bank.

The final BLT concert will be held on Aug. 26 with a performance by Pepe and the Bottle Blondes as well as an Argentinean-style tango by Adam Cornett and Alyssa Quinn Jernigan during the intermission.

All BLT concerts are free and open to the public. Parking is available off of SW Cedar Hills Boulevard at Westgate Drive in the former Westgate Theater parking lot.

The BLT series is planned and produced by the City of Beaverton. For more information, please call the city's Art, Culture & Events line at 503-526-2559 or visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/BLT.

The BAC contributes significantly to the quality of life in Beaverton by presenting artistic and cultural events, which celebrates community values and helps connect residents to their artistic and cultural heritage. The BAC presents annual events such as the Visual Arts Showcase and Ten Tiny Dances. In addition, the BAC leads public art projects, including Beaverton's mural program and temporary sculpture program. For more information about the Beaverton Arts Commission, visit BeavertonArts.org or call 503-526-2288 or the event information line at 503-526-2559.

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 July 29 BLT features all things 80s, including music by Hit Machine's The Reflex, a costume contest, and an 80s dance.
Oregon timber harvest above four billion board feet for the first time since 2006
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/15/14
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Distribution: Major Media
July 15, 2014

Contacts Brandon Kaetzel, ODF Principal Economist, 503-945-7413; bkaetzel@odf.state.or.us
Jeri Chase, Oregon Department of Forestry Public Information Officer
503-945-7201 (office), 503-931-2721 (cell), or jchase@odf.state.or.us


In 2013, Oregon's timber harvest rose to 4.2 billion board feet, marking four consecutive years of increase from the recession low of 2.72 billion board feet in 2009. "This was the first harvest above four billion board feet in seven years," said ODF principal economist Brandon Kaetzel, "and represents a 12 percent increase over the 2012 harvest of 3.75 billion board feet."

Approximately 49 percent, or 30.2 million acres, of Oregon is forested. Federal forestlands account for 60 percent of these forestlands, industrial forestlands for 19 percent, family forestland owners own 15 percent, state-owned forests comprise three percent, and all other forestland owners (counties, Tribal, etc.), three percent.

Timber harvest increases can be attributed to a strong export market for Oregon logs in 2013, coupled with a domestic market recovery, particularly in housing. Whether this trend will continue for the 2014 harvest is uncertain due to housing forecasts being revised to lower numbers and a sudden cool-down in the export market that occurred during the second quarter of 2014.

The largest increase in harvest came from non-industrial private forestlands where harvests increased 61 percent to 511 million board feet from the 2012 total of 318 million board feet. "This is most likely due to small forestland owners taking advantage of higher prices as a result of a still strong export market in 2013," Kaetzel said. The harvest on industrial forestlands rose from 2.56 billion board feet in 2012 to 2.75 billion board feet in 2013, for an eight percent increase in harvest.

Harvests on Native American forestlands increased five percent from 2012 to 2013, rising from 63 million board feet in 2012 to a total of 66 million board feet in 2013.

On Oregon's west site, federal forestland posted modest increases in harvests; an 11.5 percent increase on Bureau of Land Management lands (for a 2013 total of 165 million board feet) and a six percent increase in harvests on U.S. Forest Service lands (totaling 392 million board feet in 2013). State public lands, which include Common School Fund and Board of Forestry forestlands, posted a slight increase from 251 to 252 million board feet.

Klamath County continued to lead in eastern Oregon with a 2013 harvest of 124 million board feet. Even with a diminished infrastructure, harvests on the east side rose approximately four percent due to increases on tribal, private, and other public (e.g. county) forestland. There was a marked decrease in federal timber harvest on the east side for 2013. In western Oregon, Lane County continued to lead with a 2013 harvest of 620 million board feet.

A link to the 2013 report, as well as links to previous years' annual reports, is available on the department's website at www.oregon.gov/ODF/pages/STATE_FORESTS/FRP/annual_Reports.aspx.



NOTE: One board foot of lumber is one foot wide, one foot long, and one inch thick, or the equivalent in volume. Construction of an approximately 1,800-square-foot house requires about 10,000 board feet.

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52-Year-Old Man Arrested for Exposing Himself to a Child on a TriMet Bus (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/15/14
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On July 11, 2014, at approximately 1:30 p.m., 52-year-old Karl Deickmiller was arrested regarding his acts of public indecency on a TriMet bus.

This investigation began on July 7, 2014, at approximately 11:00 a.m., when officers assigned to the Transit Police Division responded to a call of a man on a TriMet bus exposing himself to a 5-year-old-girl in the area of Southwest 6th Avenue and Columbia Street.

The responding officers retrieved bus video recording which was used to identify and later locate the suspect. Officer served a search warrant on the suspect's place of residence where evidence related to the crime was seized. No other suspects are outstanding.

Deickmiller had been identified prior to his arrest but was receiving medical treatment and was being monitored prior to his actual arrest.

Deickmiller was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Public Indecency, Interfering with Public Transportation (two counts), Indecent Exposure and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

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Make A Splash: Gresham Celebrates Children's Fountain and Gathers 'RAD' Ideas for City's Future
City of Gresham - 07/15/14
MEDIA ADVISORY

GRESHAM, Ore. - Media representatives can capture the laughter-soaked launch of the City's all-new Children's Fountain on Wednesday, July 16, from 6-7 p.m. at Gresham's bustling downtown Arts Plaza.

Since its unofficial opening on the Fourth of July, the Children's Fountain has served hundreds of happy families. Large crowds gather every day to frolic in this colorful downtown attraction - the first free splash park in East Multnomah County. The project was paid for, in its entirety, by federal grant funds given to U.S. cities and towns for community development.

Wednesday's event will also highlight the City's Rise Advance Dream (RAD) Gresham initiative. Gresham Mayor Shane Bemis and the City Council are asking the public to generate ideas for making Gresham an even better place to work, live and play - ideas like a free, colorful fountain for kids. Since September 2013, the City has received dozens of ideas for game-changing amenities, including a community center, a science museum, mountain bike trails, even a bridge to Washington state.

At the fountain launch, Mayor Bemis will share his vision for RAD, business and community leaders will talk about their hopes for the City, and residents can submit their ideas. There will be games, giveaways, and free sno-cones.

Reporters can interview the Mayor and City Council members, shoot footage of the fountain in action, and learn more about RAD and the City's plans to improve quality of life. To celebrate Gresham's bright future, free sunglasses will be given away to those who submit RAD ideas.

Date: Wednesday, July 16
Time: 6-7 p.m.
Place: Gresham Arts Plaza, Historic Downtown, 401 N.E. Second St., Gresham

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Contact Information:
Wendy Lawton, Communications Manager, 503-618-2247 or 503-793-4167
Salem Police K9 Unit receives donation (Photo link fixed) (Photo)
Salem Police Dept. - 07/15/14
Daryl Vogel (center) presents a donation to the K9 Trust Fund on behalf of his mother, Shirley Allister. Left: Ofc. Sean Cooper, K9 Cito. Right: Chief Jerry Moore
Daryl Vogel (center) presents a donation to the K9 Trust Fund on behalf of his mother, Shirley Allister. Left: Ofc. Sean Cooper, K9 Cito. Right: Chief Jerry Moore
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Generosity knows no bounds in this community.

Today, the Salem Police K9 trust fund received a $20,000 donation from the estate of Shirley Allister. The generous gift was presented to Chief Jerry Moore and members of the K9 Unit by Daryl Vogel, Allister's son.

"We are extremely grateful to your mother," Chief Moore said to Vogel, "As she requested, the funds will be dedicated for use by our K9 Unit."

The unit comprises seven police service canines and their officer-handlers. Six of the dogs, or more commonly known as K9s, are assigned to the patrol division, and one K9 is part of the department's undercover drug team. These highly trained dogs are an integral part of the department's force. The K9s perform a variety of functions, including suspect and missing person searches, and participate in the apprehension of violent and resistive suspects. The purchase of a police service canine costs approximately $20,000, and includes intensive six-week training with the officer.

"It is donations, such as yours that keep this valuable program going, and we are very appreciative of your support," said Chief Moore to Vogel.

For more information about the Salem Police K9 Unit contact Sgt. Ryan Demmer at (503) 588-6123. Anyone wishing to make a donation to the K9 Trust Fund may contact the Salem Police Foundation (www.salempolicefoundation.org) for assistance.
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Attached Media Files: Daryl Vogel (center) presents a donation to the K9 Trust Fund on behalf of his mother, Shirley Allister. Left: Ofc. Sean Cooper, K9 Cito. Right: Chief Jerry Moore
PF&R Haz-Mat Team responds to leaking C02 tank at Cascade General Ship Repair
Portland Fire & Rescue - 07/15/14
At 12:10pm PF&R crews were dispatched to the scene of a CO2 tank leaking at Cascade Ship Repair(5555N Channel Dr). The 10,000 gallon tank had been recently filled and is experiencing failure at the valve allowing the escape of CO2 gas. While en route to the scene, the PF&R Haz-Mat team has been able to consult crews already on-scene as to the specific dangers and evacuation needs. It's been determined that the only hazard associated with this type of leak is oxygen displacement and the team did not feel that there was a high risk to the public at this time. After examining the location of the tank and monitoring the air around the tank the Haz-Mat team has recommended that the gas company responsible for filling the tank, "Air Gas", respond to the scene to fix the malfunctioning valve; Updates to follow via twitter/@pdxfire.
Oregon National Guard's 1-186 Infantry prepares to mobilize Soldiers to Afghanistan (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 07/15/14
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The Oregon Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 186th Infantry Regiment, of the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, is scheduled to mobilize approximately 275 Soldiers to Afghanistan in a ceremony, July 18, at 10:00 a.m. at the Southern Oregon University's McNeal Pavilion.

The public and media are invited to attend. The address is 1465 Webster St., in Ashland, Ore. For parking, take I-5 Exit 14, head west on Ashland St. and turn right on Walker Ave.

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."


To see still photos, stories and video of the unit's Soldiers' training, visit the following links:
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130309-Z-9135B-353: Oregon Army National Guard Capt. Mark Timmons (right), commander of Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 186th Infantry Regiment, surveys the situation and gives instructions to Soldiers following a simulated battle during a full-scale infantry training exercise at Fairview Training Center in Salem, Ore., March 9. (Photo by Sgt. Betty Boyce, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

130309-Z-7541B-003: Oregon Army National Guard 1st Sgt. Scott Bagdan, with Bravo Company 1st Battalion, 186th Infantry Regiment, gives instructions to Soldiers during a simulated casualty evacuation at the Fairview Training Center in Salem, Ore., March 9. Infantry units, based out of Coos Bay and St. Helens, Ore., met in Salem to conduct a full-scale training exercise simulating battlefield scenarios. (Photo by Spc. Matthew Burnett, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

130309-Z-AH721-013: Oregon Army National Guard Cpl. Andrew J. Miller, with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 186th Infantry Regiment, provides roadside security in the blackberry bushes as the sun rises through the trees during a training exercise, March 9, at Fairview Training Center in Salem, Ore. (Photo by Spc. Erin J. Quirke, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)


Attached Media Files: 2014-07/962/75975/130309-Z-AH721-013.jpg , 2014-07/962/75975/130309-Z-9135B-353.jpg , 2014-07/962/75975/130309-Z-7541B-003.jpg
Oregon Dept of Forestry Fire Update for Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/15/14
FIRES ON ODF-PROTECTED LANDS
Several new fires were reported to Salem Coordination Center in the last 24-hours.

John Day-Watermen Complex
This lightning-caused complex of fires in central Oregon was reported yesterday evening. It includes the Baily Butte and Toney Butte Fires.

The Baily Butte Fire, reported burning in timber, is located approximately 10 miles west of the town of Mitchell. Size of the fire is estimated at 800-1,000 acres.

The Toney Butte Fire was reported yesterday burning in grass, brush, juniper, sage and timber approximately 6 miles southwest of the town of Spray. Size is estimated at 2,000+ acres.
An interagency Incident Management Team has been assigned to the Watermen Complex.

Stage 2 evacuations were issued last night in the west branch road area near Mitchell. The Crystal Springs Campground on the Ochoco National Forest was also evacuated last night.

Resources assigned: 20 engines, 4 crews and multiple dozers are assigned to this fire.

Fire information: 541-575-1321.

Log Springs Fire
The Log Springs fire was reported yesterday burning in timber and grass approximately 4 ?1/2 miles northwest of Ukiah. The fire is estimated at 10 acres 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 and is in mop up.

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 2500 acres. The fire has destroyed a total of 20 structures including six homes in and around the Moccasin Hill subdivision.
ODF IMT 2 assumed command of the Moccasin Hill fire yesterday afternoon. The fire made a 50-60 acre run yesterday, but the winds pushed the fire back into itself so no additional structures were lost. The flames were quickly extinguished by 6 helicopters along with 3 air tankers. By late afternoon, most of the smoke had cleared. Last night crews were focused on completing a secure line around the fire. A heat seeking infra-red flight last night produced a more accurate acreage estimate and map.

The mandatory evacuation (Level III) order issued for the Sprague River Drive area was downgraded to Level 1 Monday afternoon.

The fire is 15 percent contained and cause of the fire is under investigation.

Resources assigned: 14 crews, 2 air tankers, 10 helicopters, 33 engines, 8 bulldozers, 7 water tenders. Estimated costs to date: $1.25 M.

A Red Cross Center has been set up at the Sprague Community Center. This continues to be a gathering place for local residents to get the latest fire information updates. Currently 100 structures remain threatened. To date, only one non-firefighter injury has been reported. The Moccasin Hill Fire camp is located at 21910 Sprague River Road, Chiloquin.

Fire information: Until phone lines are available at the Incident Command Post, please call the ODF office in Klamath Falls at 541-883-5681, or the SCOFMP Fire Information Line at 541-947-6223 for fire information, or follow the incident's website.

White River Fire
The 570-acre White River Fire 12 miles west of Tygh Valley reported Saturday afternoon is now estimated at 65 percent contained. Significant progress was made overnight by crews mopping up the fire, increasing the number of acres inside the fire line that are fully extinguished. The increase in acreage is due to more accurate information.

Day shift crews will work to hold the recently completed fire lines on the east and west sides of the White River Canyon and run hoselays deeper into the canyon. Mop-up also continues on the high ground on the north and south sides of the canyon. Cause is under investigation.

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.

Resources assigned: 3 Type 2 (medium) helicopters, 2 Type 3 (light) helicopters, 8 engines, 3 bulldozers, 4 water tenders. Fire costs to date: approximately $1.1 million. Cause is under investigation.

For more information, please follow the incident's website.

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. today.
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 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.
UPDATE (JULY 15): Clackamas County SWAT Team involved in shooting
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/15/14
UPDATE (July 15, 2014): Involved deputies' names released; statement from Clackamas Women's Services
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The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office can now name the deputies involved in the July 7, 2014 shooting incident in the 30000 block of S. Hwy 213, an unincorporated area of the county outside of Molalla.

Clackamas County deputies responded to the address on a report of domestic violence. The victim reported being threatened with a firearm and physically assaulted. Deputies interviewed the victim and determined that several domestic-violence crimes had occurred, including a felony assault. The suspect refused to exit his home or cooperate with deputies.

The SWAT team responded to the scene to assist in arresting the suspect. Just before 2 a.m. on July 7, the suspect initiated contact with SWAT team members located outside the home and was shot multiple times. The suspect was armed with multiple firearms.

Medical personnel with the SWAT team immediately rendered care to the suspect, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The involved deputies are:

Deputy Nicholas Adler
With Sheriff's Office 4 years
On SWAT team for 2 years

Sergeant Anthony Kollias
With Sheriff's Office 14 years
On SWAT team for 13 years

Detective Jeff Miller
With Sheriff's Office 15 years
On SWAT team for 9 years

Per standard policy in these incidents, these deputies have been placed on paid administrative leave while the Clackamas County Major Crimes Team investigates.

Clackamas Women's Services has also released a statement in the wake of the incident, which can be read here:

http://www.cwsor.org/2014/07/07/statement-death-shane-griffin/

[END UPDATE]

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EARLIER: JULY 7, 2014, 5:07 a.m.

On 07-06-14 at 10:08 pm the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responded to a 911 call of a domestic disturbance in the 30000 block of S. Hwy 213, an unincorporated area of the county outside of Molalla, OR.

The reporting party indicated the disturbance had been physical, and included the threatened use of several firearms. The victim was able to flee the scene with the couple's children and meet with Deputies. Deputies interviewed the victim and determined several domestic violence crimes had occurred including a felony assault. Deputies negotiated with the male for hours, trying to get him to surrender.

The Clackamas County SWAT team was activated to assist in the apprehension of the suspect. SWAT members made contact with the subject just before 2:00 am and shots were fired moments after they arrived. Medical personnel, who were with the SWAT Team, immediately rendered care to the suspect but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The scene was made safe, and there is no further danger to the community. Additional details are not available at this time, as this is an ongoing criminal investigation.

Hwy 213 remains closed at this time from S Vick Rd north to S Barnards Rd.

The deceased has been identified as Shane Griffin, 36 years old, of Molalla.
White River Fire Morning News Release, Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/15/14
July 15, 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

MOP-UP OPERATIONS WIDEN ON WHITE RIVER FIRE

Significant progress was made overnight by crews mopping up the 652-acre White River Fire, located 12 miles west of Tygh Valley, increasing the number of acres inside the fire line that are fully extinguished.

The increase in acreage is due to more accurate information and not to further spread of the fire. The fire is 65 percent contained.

Day shift crews will work to hold the recently completed fire lines on the east and west sides of the White River Canyon and run hoselays deeper into the canyon. Mop-up also continues on the high ground on the north and south sides of canyon.

Nearly 460 personnel are assigned to the White River Fire, and crews have the following equipment available to assist them in fire suppression:
* Three Type II (medium) helicopters
* Two Type III (light) helicopters
* Eight engines
* Three bulldozers
* Four water tenders

The cost of suppression so far is estimated at $1.1 million.

Crews heading for the fire lines have been reminded to keep hydrated as a defense against working in 100-degree temperatures on blackened ground. Yesterday, a firefighter was treated for a heat-related injury. Firefighters were also cautioned to watch for and avoid rattlesnakes and poison oak. Other hazards to firefighters include falling trees and snags, rolling rocks, and poor footing on the steep slopes inside the river canyon.

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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oregon June 2014 Statewide Unemployment Rate Release
Oregon Employment Dept. - 07/15/14
June Job Losses Offset May's Gains as the Unemployment Rate Remained at 6.8%

Industry Payroll Employment (Establishment Survey Data)
After adding almost 44,000 jobs in 11 straight months of growth, Oregon's payroll employment dropped by 4,300 in June, as several industries trimmed payrolls. Construction dropped by 3,600 jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis, while the following major industries each cut more than 1,000: manufacturing ( 1,300 jobs), professional and business services ( 1,100), leisure and hospitality ( 1,100) and government ( 1,500). These losses were partially offset by gains in private educational services (+1,700 jobs) and health care and social assistance (+1,800).

June Labor Market Highlights
*Payroll employment dropped 4,300 in June, following a gain of 3,900 in May.

*Construction slipped by 3,600 jobs in June but is still up 4,200 jobs, or 5.7 percent, since June 2013.

*Oregon's unemployment rate was 6.8 in June, the same as in April and May.

*The long-term unemployed dropped to 40,700, the lowest since 2008.

The June change in construction employment was weaker than normal. Most of its component industries failed to add jobs at the robust rate that is typical in June.

Construction's weak June followed rapid gains in prior months. In fact, on a seasonally adjusted basis, construction was still up by 4,200 jobs, or 5.7 percent, since June 2013.

Several industries had a lackluster June following rapid gains in prior months. These industries include retail trade; manufacturing; leisure and hospitality; and professional and business services. All of these are still up strongly over the year.

In June, health care and social assistance continued its strong growth, with a seasonally adjusted job gain of 1,800. Since June 2013 it has been one of the fastest growing industries, adding 7,800 jobs, or 3.8 percent.

Unemployment
(Household Survey Data)
Oregon's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.8 percent in June and 6.8 percent, as revised, in May. Oregon's unemployment rate has been between 6.8 and 7.0 percent for each of the first six months of the year.

The number of long-term unemployed continued to drop. In June, roughly 40,700 Oregonians were unemployed for six months or more, the fewest since December 2008. Since reaching a peak of more than 100,000 in mid 2010, the number of long-term unemployed has trended downward.

In June, 28 percent of unemployed Oregonians were unemployed for six months or more, the smallest share since July 2009.

Next Press Releases
The Oregon Employment Department plans to release the June county and metropolitan area unemployment rates on Monday, July 21st and the statewide unemployment rate and employment survey data for July on Tuesday, August 12th.


The Oregon Employment Department is responsible for releasing Oregon's monthly payroll employment and labor force data. The data are prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS estimates of monthly job gains and losses are based on a survey of businesses. The BLS estimates of unemployment are based on a survey of households and other inputs.

The Oregon Employment Department publishes payroll employment estimates that are revised quarterly by using employment counts from employer unemployment insurance tax records. All department publications use this official Oregon series data unless noted otherwise. This month's release incorporates the October, November and December 2013 tax records data. The department continues to make the original nonfarm payroll employment series available; these data are produced by the BLS and are revised annually.

For the complete version of the news release, including tables and graphs, visit: www.QualityInfo.org/pressrelease.

If you need this release in the Spanish language, please contact Eric Villegas at 503-947-1794.

For help finding jobs and training resources, visit one of the state's WorkSource Oregon Centers or go to: www.WorkSourceOregon.org.

Equal Opportunity program -- auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities


Attached Media Files: Oregon June 2014 Statewide Unemployment Rate Release
American Red Cross calls on eligible donors with all blood types to help maintain a sufficient blood supply this summer
American Red Cross Blood Services - 07/15/14
(see attached document for a list of upcoming blood donation opportunities in the area)

PORTLAND, OR (July 15, 2014) -- The American Red Cross encourages all eligible blood donors to make an appointment to donate blood soon to help prevent a shortage.

During the summer months, on average, about two fewer donors give blood at each Red Cross blood drive than what is needed to meet the needs of patients. Vacations and summer activities are among the reasons regular donors may not find the time to give. But, patients don't get a vacation from needing blood - the need is constant.

As a national network, the Red Cross has a unique responsibility to help ensure blood is available for patients whenever and wherever it is needed. By donating blood or platelets through the Red Cross, donors may be helping patients in their community or patients across the nation.

Red blood cells have a shelf life of only 42 days and platelets just five days, so they must constantly be replenished.

To learn more and make an appointment to donate blood, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

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 consent 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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Attached Media Files: 2014-07/1812/75958/American_Red_Cross_Blood_Drives_(Aug_1_-_Aug_15)_1.docx
Skamania County Emergency Services Respond to Water Rescue on Washougal River
Skamania Co. EMS and Rescue - 07/15/14
Washougal, WA, July 14th, 2014: At 8:08p.m. Skamania County EMS (SCEMS), Skamania County Fire District #4 (SCFD#4), Skamania County Fire District #5, and Skamania County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to Dougan Falls on the Upper Washougal River for a reported subject in the water with his leg trapped by a rock. While en route crews requested the Regional Technical Rescue Team for their swiftwater rescue capabilities. Emergency crews arrived to find a subject just downstream from a small waterfall stuck in turbulent water with his leg trapped underneath a rock. SCFD#4 crews worked with bystanders to place a personal floatation device on the subject and capture him with ropes to stabilize the patient until additional rescue teams arrived. Upon arrival of SCEMS rescue crews additional rope lines were placed on the subject while advanced rope systems were built. The subject was able to assist in placing a harness on himself, and then was able to be pulled upstream by rescue teams, freeing his trapped leg from underneath the rock. The subject was then placed into a stokes basket and brought up the embankment to a waiting SCEMS medic unit. The subject was transported to Peace Health Southwest for hypothermia and minor injuries.
Smokey Bear Awaits Movie Release
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/15/14
The anticipation is mounting as movie-goers await the newest Disney adventure, "Planes: Fire and Rescue." The animated feature, which will hit theatres July 18, captures the essence of wildland firefighting and will remind all audiences of the devastation fire brings. Smokey Bear, the Ad Council and the National Association of State Foresters have teamed up with Disney to raise fire prevention awareness encouraging folks to take the proper steps when putting their campfire out.

Check out the fire prevention message at: www.psacentral.org/campaign/Wildfire_Prevention/asset/Smokey_Bear$Planes-_Wingman/189280004 .
The 2014 fire season is already proving to be a challenge. Drought conditions persist throughout the region and fire danger has already begun reaching record highs during these early summer months. Fire officials throughout Oregon and Washington are reminding everyone to be extra vigilant throughout the remainder of the summer. By practicing simple fire prevention measures, human-caused fires can be prevented.

If you want to have a campfire, check and see if campfires are allowed where you will be staying. If so, build the fire in a safe area free of vegetation and away from overhanging limbs. The best place for a campfire is in a well-maintained campground complete with established fire pits. Have a bucket of water and shovel nearby at all times. Never leave a campfire unattended and put the fire out before going to bed or leaving the site.

Leave fireworks, exploding targets, tracer ammunition and sky lanterns at home. These items are not only notorious for sparking fires, they are illegal in most areas.

Finally, keep your vehicle on gravel or paved roads free of vegetation. Never leave your car or truck idling along the side of the road over dry grass. When traveling on forest roads, carry a shovel and a gallon of water or charged fire extinguisher.

Let's all be part of the solution in protecting our forests and grasslands from the next human-caused fire.
Refund money awaiting Oregon taxpayers
Oregon Dept. of Revenue - 07/15/14
SALEM - Thousands of taxpayers across Oregon have tax refund money awaiting them - all they need to do is cash a check.

The Oregon Department of Revenue has mailed letters to taxpayers in possession of refund checks that haven't been cashed as a reminder to redeem these checks prior to October. "Annually, Revenue sends notices of outstanding refund checks to the taxpayer's last known address," explained Jan Hunt, Revenue's Budget and Finance Manager. "Our goal is to ensure each taxpayer gets their money."

Checks are considered void after two years and are then sent to the Department of State Lands.

If a letter is received, cash the check immediately. If the check has been lost or was never received, the taxpayer should sign the notification letter and return it to Revenue to have the check reissued.

Last year, Oregon taxpayers were notified of $1,850,779 in refund checks that hadn't been cashed. This year, 1,000-2,000 notification letters were mailed. Hunt said the most common reasons for not cashing a refund check are misplacement of the check or having an incorrect mailing address on file with Revenue. She said taxpayers should notify Revenue of any address changes to ensure receipt of all tax-related correspondence.

Visit www.oregon.gov/dor to get tax forms, check the status of your refund, or make tax payments; or call 1-800-356-4222 toll-free from an Oregon prefix (English or Spanish); 503-378-4988 in Salem and outside Oregon; or email, questions.dor@oregon.gov. For TTY (hearing or speech impaired), call 1-800-886-7204.
CCB Sweeps Central, Eastern Oregon for Unlicensed Contractors
Construction Contractors Board - 07/15/14
Salem - Construction Contractors Board (CCB) investigators recently showed up unannounced at more than 200 jobsites in Central and Eastern Oregon as part of an ongoing campaign targeting unlicensed contractors.

Six investigators visited nearly 40 communities in late June. They turned up 43 potential violations of construction contractor law in communities ranging from Hood River and The Dalles east to Pendleton and from the Bend area east to Ontario.

The single-largest number of cases, 17 total, involved people working without a license. Another six cases involve contractors who hired an unlicensed subcontractor.

Other violations included contractors who lacked workers' compensation coverage, contractors who neglected to include their CCB number on advertising and contractors who lacked a license to handle lead-based paint.

Anyone who repairs or remodels, as well as those who build new homes or businesses, must be licensed with the CCB. Contractors working on homes built before 1978 need special licensing to handle lead-based paint.

In May, investigators turned up 30 similar violations after random visits to more than 200 coastal job sites.

"We will root out unlicensed contractors," CCB Interim Administrator Berri Leslie said. "Penalizing contractors who work on the fringe of the law levels the playing field for hard-working, legitimate contractors and protects the public."

Licensed contractors must carry a surety bond as well as liability and workers' compensation insurance. Also, homeowners may be able to get help from the CCB to resolve construction-related disputes if they use properly licensed contractors.

Salem staff now decide whether to issue warnings or fines based on the facts of the case and whether it is a first-time violation. A typical first-offense penalty for working without a license is $1,000 with subsequent violations resulting in fines of up to $5,000. Working without a license is also a misdemeanor crime.

Contractors and consumers can report unlicensed contractors and other illegal activity or verify licenses on the CCB's website or by calling 503-378-4621.
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About the CCB
The CCB is the state agency licensing 33,000 contractors. Anyone who is paid to repair, improve or build a home must be licensed. Learn more about how to have a successful project at www.oregon.gov/ccb.
Fish lake Guard Station listed in the National Register of Historic Places (Photo)
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 07/15/14
Fish Lake Guard Station
Fish Lake Guard Station
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Built by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) for the Santiam National Forest (later Willamette National Forest) between 1906 and 1934, the centrally-located Fish Lake Guard Station provided fire crews and Forest staff with an administrative base and pack animal remount station from which to provide conservation management for the forest and fire protection. Later, the Fish Lake Guard Station served as an essential catalyst in managing designated wilderness areas near the Willamette National Forest after the passage of the Wilderness Act. Signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on September 3, 1964, the Wilderness Act mandated that the National Park Service, USFS, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service review all lands under their jurisdiction and designate appropriate tracts as National Wilderness areas to be protected in their natural condition. The station's rustic-style buildings are representative examples of USFS administrative architecture built by Forest employees and the CCC using USFS and CCC plans and rustic design, made with local, natural materials to blend with the surrounding landscape.

Oregon's State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation recommended the district's nomination in their June 2013 meeting. Over 900 properties in Linn County 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.

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


Attached Media Files: National Register nomination , Press Release , Fish Lake Guard Station
Deputies Searching For Missing Female (Photo)***Update***
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/15/14
2014-07/1294/75952/Wymer.jpg
2014-07/1294/75952/Wymer.jpg
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Ms. Wymer has been found safe in the area of 17th and State Street. An alert citizen saw Ms. Wymer near a coffee stand at State and 14th Street and called police. The Sheriff's Office would like to thank all of the agencies who helped search for Ms. Wymer throughout the night.

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On July 14th at 8:50 p.m., deputies were called to the 1800 block of Walker Road NE in Salem. Mary Catherine Wymer, age 58 walked away from her care facility and as of this hour she has not yet been located.

Ms. Wymer suffers from dementia as well as several other serious mental health conditions. The area Ms. Wymer is missing from is densely populated, however to the east quickly turns to rural farm land. The Sheriff's Office Jeep Patrol and Search and Rescue K9 Units are out and actively searching the area for Ms. Wymer.

Ms. Wymer is a Native American female, 5'05" tall, 140 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing bright green tennis shoes, turquoise sweat pants and a gray tee shirt with a green teddy bear on the front of it.

The Sheriff's Office is asking that if you see Ms. Wymer to please call 911.

***The attached photo of Ms. Wymer is the only image available and was taken in the 1970's.***


Attached Media Files: 2014-07/1294/75952/Wymer.jpg
07/14/14
Red Cross Responding to Wildfire Evacuations innear Mitchell, Oregon
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/14/14
Disaster Volunters from the Red Cross are currently in route to the Mitchell School to receive evacuees and set up a shelter. The Red Cross will continue to provide mass care services as needed while the situation is evolving.
White River Fire Evening News Release, Monday, July 14, 2014 @ 7:20 p.m.
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/14/14
Here's the evening news release from ODF Incident Management Team 1 for the White River Fire. Note that this will be the last evening news release for this fire unless something unanticipated occurs. Regularly scheduled news releases will be issued and distributed in the mornings.

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July 14, 2014 7:20 p.m.
NEWS RELEASE
WHITE RIVER FIRE
OREGON DEPT OF FORESTRY
INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM 1
Contact: Brian Ballou, public information officer, (541) 621-4156

-- THIS IS THE LAST EVENING UPDATE FROM THE WHITE RIVER FIRE -
UNLESS SIGNIFICANT CHANGES OCCUR

WHITE RIVER FIRE 65% CONTAINED
Crews working in the steep White River Canyon completed the two remaining segments of fire line around the 570-acre White River Fire early this afternoon. The fire line completely encircles the fire and mop-up is proceeding satisfactorily inside the fire line, prompting Incident Commander John Buckman to declare the fire 65 percent contained tonight.

More than 90 firefighters are assigned to night shift. Their objectives are to continue mopping up inside the north and south fire lines. Night shift crews do not work inside the White River Canyon due to safety concerns. The crews are supported by two engines and one bulldozer.

Tonight, crews will also be adding to or moving existing hose lines so the mop-up operation can proceed deeper into the fire's interior.

A firefighter working inside the canyon on the fire's northeast side suffered a heat-related illness during the afternoon and was transported by helicopter to a hospital in The Dalles for treatment. The firefighter responded quickly to treatment and was released.

As wildfire activity picks up in central Oregon, the incident management team in charge of the White River Fire's suppression has agreed to support the local Oregon Department of Forestry unit, located in The Dalles, with initial attack fire suppression resources should new fires break out inside the unit's protection area. Assistance could include engines, helicopters and firefighters to keep newly reported fires from escaping initial attack.

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Public Safety Memorial Fund Board to Meet in Salem
Oregon Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 07/14/14
PUBLIC SAFETY MEMORIAL FUND BOARD MEETING NOTICE

Contact: Linsay Hale (503) 378-2427

Notice of Meeting

The Public Safety Memorial Fund Board will hold a meeting at 10:00 a.m. on July 24, 2014 at the Public Safety Training Academy in Salem, Oregon.

The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made as soon as possible by contacting Linsay Hale (503) 378-2427.

Agenda Items:

1. *Minutes for November 7, 2014
Approve minutes


2. *COMMON (Pitchford) - Supplemental M-1 Application for Benefits
Application for Supplemental Benefits


3. Public Safety Memorial Fund Reconciliation (Information Only)
July 2013 - May, 2014


4. Next meeting - October 23, 2014


*Requires a vote by the Board
Drive-by Shooting in Falls City **UPDATE** (Photo)
Polk Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/14/14
Newton
Newton
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***UPDATE*** 07/14/14

Micheal Johnson has been taken into custody without incident today. He is being held at the Polk County Jail on the following charges:

Attempted Murder, Conspiracy to Commit Murder, Unlawful use of a weapon, Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Reckless Endangering.

Total bail: $217,500



***UPDATE***

On July 10th, 2014 the Polk County Sheriff's Office has identified the second involved person known initially as "Scotty". "Scotty" has been identified as 31 year old Scott Newton of the Mill City area. Scott Newton also goes by the nickname, "sidewinder".

If anyone has information on the whereabouts of Scott Newton or Micheal Johnson, please call the Polk County Sheriff's Office at 503-623-9251 and speak with Detective Sergeant Mark Garton.

The Silver Honda Accord that Micheal Johnson had been seen driving is no longer of interest to the Sheriff's Office. It is not known at this time what vehicle's either Johnson or Newton are involved with.



On 7-8-2014 at about 1530 hours there was a shooting incident in Falls City on Sheldon Avenue. Deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office were advised that two white male subjects had gone to the falls located between Parry Road and Mitchell Street and threatened another male with firearms. The subjects were identified by witnesses as Michael Johnson, DOB/ 2-13-1979, and a yet to be identified WMA who goes by the name "Scotty". Both subjects were reported to be armed with .45 caliber semi automatic pistols that had silver slides and black handles.

After the altercation at the falls the subjects went to Sheldon Avenue near Frost Road where they reportedly shot 4-5 rounds at the residence located at 243 Sheldon Avenue. The home owner at that location returned fire and then gave chase as the suspect's car sped away westbound into Falls City. The vehicle chase continued through town and the suspects reportedly fired back at the pursuing vehicle as they were passing in front of the Falls City High School on North Main Street heading eastbound out of town.

No one was hit in the exchange of gunfire nor in the short pursuit. The home owner who was targeted by the drive-by shooting stopped when he saw a Polk County Deputy in the area and reported the incident.

At this point Mr. Johnson remains a person of interest in the investigation as does the subject known as "Scotty". Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Sgt. Michael Holsapple at 503-623-9251. Mr. Johnson is reported to be driving a silver Honda Accord with Texas plates. He also has a silver Toyota Tundra pickup with Texas plates.


Attached Media Files: 2014-07/1292/75768/JOHNSON_MICHEAL_CHARLES.doc , Newton
Firefighters Quick Actions Save Home and Sleeping Resident (Photo)
Marion Co. Fire Dist. #1 - 07/14/14
Leafwood Fire
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At 0741 today (Monday, July 14) Marion County Fire District #1 (MCFD1) Firefighters where called to the intersection of Hollywood and Leafwood Ave NE in Salem for smoke showing from a home. Arriving Firefighters quickly extinguished a small fire on the outside of the home that was just starting to work its way into the attic. While Firefighters were searching the structure they found one resident sleeping and assisted him outside unharmed.

In all 22 personnel from 3 engines, 1 heavy rescue, 1 utility vehicle, 3 chiefs officers, 2 staff officers and 1 ambulance responded to the scene.

MCFD1 investigators are continuing to investigate the cause of this fire. Damage is believed to be lass than $5,000.

Marion County Fire District #1 would like to remind all residents to check their smoke detectors and replace if needed.

For additional questions, please contact:

Robb Milano
Incident Commander
Battalion Chief/Paramedic
Marion County Fire District No. 1
300 Cordon Rd NE * Salem, Oregon 97317
BC-32 Cellular: (503) 932-8359
District Office: (503) 588-6526
Fax: (503) 588-6537
Website: http://www.mcfd1.com


Attached Media Files: Leafwood Fire
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue to Ban Outdoor Burning
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 07/14/14
The Washington County Fire Defense Board, in cooperation with the Oregon Department of Forestry, has enacted a burn ban within Washington County effective today.

Following that decision Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue will ban all outdoor open burning within its jurisdiction, including areas served by TVF&R in Multnomah and Clackamas Counties, effective today, July 14, 2014.

The Burn Ban includes the following situations:
1. Backyard burning (yard debris, etc.)
2. Agricultural burning
3. Land clearing or slash burning

The Burn Ban does not include small recreational fires as follows:
1. Small backyard fire pits (maximum 3-foot diameter and 2-feet in height).
2. Outdoor fireplaces and portable fireplaces (Chimineas, etc.)

Individuals intending to burn in this manner should use extreme caution, and all combustible vegetation and materials should be cleared from the area. Additionally, all recreational fires must be constantly attended until the fire is fully extinguished.

If conditions worsen, TVF&R may ban recreational fires as well.

Individuals found to be in violation of these requirements during the burn ban may be held liable for the cost of extinguishment and for any property damage resulting from an illegal fire.

The burn ban will remain in effect until weather conditions minimize the fire danger.

TVF&R urges residents to use extreme caution with smoking materials, barbecues, and other open flames. Visit our website at www.tvfr.com for more tips, including how to protect a home located in a wildland urban interface, from a potential wildfire.

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Oregon Dept. of Forestry (ODF) fire update for Monday, July 14, 2014 (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/14/14
The Moccasin Hill fire burns north of Sprague River on July 13, 2014. Photo credit Dennis Lee, ODF.
The Moccasin Hill fire burns north of Sprague River on July 13, 2014. Photo credit Dennis Lee, ODF.
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This is an Oregon Dept. of Forestry (ODF) fire update for Monday, July 14, 2014.

We are posting a number of press releases and photos to our Facebook page, so please check back regularly via ODF social media (Facebook and Twitter @ORDeptForestry) to stay current (http://www.oregon.gov/odf/Pages/odfsocialmedia.aspx).

>FIRES ON ODF-PROTECTED LANDS
Two of three ODF Incident Management Teams are deployed on the Moccasin Hill and White River fires.

>Moccasin Hill Fire
The Moccasin Hill Fire, burning just north of Sprague River and northeast of Klamath Falls, is 2508 acres. First reported yesterday at 2 p.m., the fire has destroyed a total of 20 structures, including six homes in and around the Moccasin Hill subdivision. As of yesterday evening, the Klamath County Sherriff Department has evacuated over 100 people from Sprague River Drive and North Arrowhead Lane. The Red Cross has set up to care for evacuees at the Sprague River Community Center. Crews continue to fight the blaze as it burns through heavy timber and brush, with lots of air attack (helicopters) underway, and 231 structures currently threatened. Cause is under investigation. For more information, please follow the incident's website (http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3946/). The Moccasin Hill Fire camp is located at 21910 Sprague River Road, Chiloquin. We're here to help in Salem, and available for all media inquiries, but if you'd like direct local information, you can call the Klamath Falls ODF Office at 541-883-5681 or the SCOFMP Fire Information Line at 541-947-6223.

>White River Fire
Starting Saturday afternoon, firefighters working night and day on the 570-acre White River Fire 12 miles west of Tygh Valley, extinguished remaining hot spots inside the fire's perimeter. Now reported at 45% contained, crews are currently improving fire lines, tightening protection barriers around the blaze, and setting hoses deeper into the area, among many other efforts. The White River Canyon includes very steep terrain, and safety is a top priority for ODF and crew. Fire costs to date: approximately $800,000. Cause is under investigation. For more information, please follow the incident's website (http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3945/).

>Service Creek Fire
The Service Creek Fire, located approximately 11 miles west of Spray, Oregon, burned off of ODF protected-lands on to Bureau of Land Management (BLM) jurisdiction lands, and under BLM protection and responsibility. BLM provided a Type 3 team. Two outbuilding structures have burned.

Lightning strikes across the state have started a number of smaller sized fires in various jurisdictions, including 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 (http://www.oregon.gov/odf/Pages/odfsocialmedia.aspx) as it becomes available.

>OTHER FIRE INFORMATION & LINKS

Oregon Department of Forestry social media
Blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr (http://www.oregon.gov/odf/Pages/odfsocialmedia.aspx)

>Other Department of Forestry links
http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/Pages/fire/fire.aspx#Fire_Weather (Fire Weather)
http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/FIRE/fire.shtml#Smoke_Management_Information (Wildfire smoke forecasts)

>Other links
http://www.nwccweb.us/ (Northwest Interagency Coordination Center overview)
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov (Sortable nationwide information)
http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx (Statewide air quality index readings)
http://wildfirelessons.net/uploads/6mfs/home.html (Safety tips)
http://www.keeporegongreen.org/ (Keep Oregon Green)

NEWS MEDIA
News media may call the Fire Information Duty Officer pager, 503-370-0403, 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.

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.

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Attached Media Files: The Moccasin Hill fire burns north of Sprague River on July 13, 2014. Photo credit Dennis Lee, ODF.
Free Youth Sports Safety Seminar (Photo)
Law Enforcement for Youth - 07/14/14
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Law Enforcement for Youth's Y.E.S.S. programs 2014 Youth Sports Safety Seminar will be held on July 26th from 10am to 3 pm at the Chemawa Indian School located at 3700 Chemawa road NE, Salem, Oregon.

This seminar is free if you pre-register at www.lawenforcementforyouth.org Kids pre registered and attending with an adult will participate in a free football skills session provided by The Barton Football Academy.

Topics will include concussion awareness by OHSU, General sports injury assessment by Hope Orthopedics, Speed and conditioning by The Court House Performance training and concussion management using The Sideline Kit concussion management system.

If you are a Parent, Coach, league administrator, or athlete this is a great way to improve your knowledge and the safety of young athletes.

Coaches attending will receive a attendance card that satisfies the requirements of Oregon new Concussion law. Jenna's Law requires all youth coaches receive concussion awareness training.

For more details or to sponsor our Youth Equipment and Sports Safety program contact us us at info@lawenforcementforyouth.com or call 503-363-KIDS (5437)


Attached Media Files: 2014-07/805/75943/YESS_seminar_flyer.jpg
(Updated) Missing 70 year old woman with Alzheimer's Disease (Photo)
Vancouver Police Dept. - 07/14/14
V14-10644
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Update:

Mrs. Forkner has been located and reunited with her family.


The Vancouver Police Department is seeking the public's help in locating Mary P. Forkner, who drove away from the 3500 block of NE 102nd Court in Vancouver sometime between 0600-0845 hours on 7-14-14. Mrs. Forkner has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease and gets lost easily.

Mrs. Forkner is 70 years old, wears glasses, is 5'02 tall, weighs approximately 180 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes. She was possibly wearing blue stretch pants and a purple University of Portland windbreaker when she left this morning.

Mrs. Forkner was driving a green 1997 Ford Explorer with Washington plate 661XVV.

If anyone sees Mrs. Forkner or her vehicle, please call 911 to provide that location.


Attached Media Files: V14-10644
Detectives Say Be on the Lookout for This Armed Robbery Suspect (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/14/14
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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.


Attached Media Files: 2014-07/1294/75939/target_armed_rob.jpg
Two Ridgefield High School students win awards at the annual 5th Avenue Awards (Photo)
Ridgefield Sch. Dist. - 07/14/14
Megan Gibert and Logan Summers won awards at this year's 5th Avenue Awards
Megan Gibert and Logan Summers won awards at this year's 5th Avenue Awards
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Monday, July 14, 2014-Ridgefield, WA-Two Ridgefield High School students, Megan Gibert and Logan Summers, received awards at the 5th Avenue 2014 Awards, an award ceremony honoring high school musical theater throughout Washington State put on by the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, Washington.

Evaluators from around Washington State attended 121 high school musical theater productions to select the student nominees for the awards. "The 5th Avenue Awards are our state's Tony Awards for high school musical theater," explained Bob Meek, Ridgefield High School's Drama and Choir teacher.

Megan Gibert, a junior during the 2013-14 school year, received an Honorable Mention for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role playing Jo March in the high school's performance of Little Women. Gibert started performing in plays four years ago with the Christian Youth Theater in the summer before performing in the high school's production of Guys and Dolls in eighth grade. "I like being able to put on a different face for a while and portray someone else," she said. "I find a lot of things I have in common with the character, and, often, I discover new things about myself, too."

Logan Summers, a freshman during the 2013-14 school year, received an Honorable Mention for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role by playing Laurie Laurence, also in Little Women. This year was Summers' first time performing in drama. "I've wanted to be an actor for some time because I thought it'd be cool to change costumes and live in that kind of world," he said. "I think one of the coolest parts of acting is seeing our classmates get into their parts with us."

Both students point to Meek as helping them hone their acting skills and win their awards. "Meek's a great director because he encourages us to explore our characters and develop our own roles," said Gibert. Summers agreed, "Meek is hilarious - it's obvious he loves what he does."

The 5th Avenue Theatre announced the award winners on May 20, 2014 and presented the awards in a ceremony on Monday, June 9 at Benaroya Hall. The 5th Avenue Theatre supports several education and outreach programs for youth, students and the community including the annual 5th Avenue Awards. More information can be found via their website at www.5thavenue.org.

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Attached Media Files: Megan Gibert and Logan Summers won awards at this year's 5th Avenue Awards
Benton County Marine Deputies Perform Two Rescues on North Santiam River (Photo)
Benton Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/14/14
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On Saturday, July 12, 2014, BCSO Marine Deputies were on patrol on the North Santiam River, just upstream from the confluence of the South Santiam River. They went to the same log jam where, on June 7, 2014, they rescued several groups of people. After June 7, they cleared a portion of it, but not all of it due to its size and location.
At about 3:45 pm, on July 12, 2014, deputies saw a 19 year old female clinging to a log in the same log jam, after being ejected from her kayak. She was not wearing a personal flotation device (PFD). The deputies carefully navigated the boat near the female, put a PFD on her, and assisted her to the boat and then to shore uninjured.
At about 4:30 pm, a small group of people were floating towards the same obstruction. A seven year old girl was floating on an inner tube, wearing a PFD. The girl's father was floating on a separate inner tube. He was capsized by a different log jam and became stuck. The girl floated past him and in the direction of the same log jam. The deputies recognized that she was headed directly towards the large log jam and knew she would be washed directly into it and most certainly capsized. The deputies navigated the boat past the log jam and were able to safely push her out of the path of it. She avoided it and they picked her up unharmed. They picked the father up, who had abrasions and scratches.
The Sheriff's Office would like to remind the public to always wear a PFD when on the waterways and exercise extreme caution. People should be familiar with the water they are navigating and prepared for any emergencies. Navigating our rivers can become very dangerous very quickly and can result in tragedy.


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City of Portland Part I Crime Stats Through June 28 - Up 5% From 2013
Portland Police Bureau - 07/14/14
City of Portland Part I Crime Stats through June 28, 2014, indicate that Part I crimes are up 5% over the same time period in 2013.

Of particular interest is the rise in non-residential burglary (up 17%) and larceny from autos (up 18%).

Community members are urged to protect themselves and their property by obtaining tips on how to prevent crime from occurring in their neighborhoods.

Crime Prevention information from the Office of Neighborhood Involvement can be found by visiting http://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/cp

Neighborhood crime statistics are regularly available by visiting http://www.portlandpolice.com and using the CrimeStats tool.

The attached document is Part I Crimes only, as defined by the Uniform Crime Reporting Program. Part I crimes include: Murder, Rape, Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Burglary, Larceny, Auto Theft, and Arson.

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Attached Media Files: 2014-07/3056/75937/City_of_Portland_Part_1_Crime_Stats_Through_June_28_2014.pdf
UPDATE 2 w/ VICTIM NAME, CORRECTED AGE: Estacada man killed in tree-felling incident
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/14/14
UPDATE (MONDAY, JULY 14, 2014):

[Now with corrected age]

The Sheriff's Office can now release the name of the victim in the July 10 tree-felling accident.

Per the Medical Examiner's Office, the victim has been identified as Arthur Canada, 64, of Estacada.
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EARLIER (THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014):

Just after 1:00 pm Thursday July 10, 2014 a group of campers were out cutting fire wood in the Mount Hood National Forest on USFS RD 4630 about a mile from Lake Harriet. They were improperly felling large Douglas Fir tree that was dead and leaning over.

The tree was described as 130 to 150 feet in length. They used a chain saw to cut the tree and a chain attached to a truck that was then hooked to the tree. When the tree fell the top rotten section of the tree broke off and fell separately from the main tree hitting one of the men and seriously injuring him.

One of the men went to the Ripple Brook Ranger Station to call for help. Clackamas County received a 911 call at 1:30pm. Medical personnel responded to the scene and rendered first aid to the injured male.

The male in his 60's from Estacada Oregon was fatally injured when struck by the falling rotten tree top.

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and the Clackamas County Medical Examiners Office responded to the scene and investigated the incident.

The name of the male is not being released at this time pending family notification. The others involved in the incident do not wish to be contacted.

Please refer to the Mount Hood National Forest website regarding proper wood cutting areas, rules, and techniques.
NW Natural Launches "Energy Analyzer" so Customers Can Learn How to Save Energy and Money
NW Natural - 07/14/14
Customers who try it out by Sept. 5 could win a tankless water heater

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Northwest Natural Gas Company, dba NW Natural (NYSE:NWN), has created a new tool to help customers save energy and money.

The online Energy Analyzer is easy to use: customers simply go to the company website's Energy Analyzer page, log in, and then begin answering questions about their energy use. Then they will receive a wide range of suggestions to improve the efficiency of their home based on how much time and skill they have for energy projects; how much money they care to invest; and how much energy they'd like to save. Options could include turning down the temperature on the water heater to upgrading a heating system and/or adding insulation.

There are dozens of steps in between to match time, budget and interests. Customers can choose how much sweat equity, skill and money they want to invest, as well as how much energy and money they want to save.

"We want to thank Energy Trust of Oregon for partnering with us to make this new tool possible," said Cory Beck, NW Natural Communications & Internet Services manager. "Our customers are paying less for natural gas than they did 10 years ago. But they can save even more money and energy when they take steps to improve the efficiency of their home."

The Energy Analyzer also helps customers compare the amount of energy they use to similar homes in the area. If they are using more than their neighbors, they can learn some easy ways to cut use and save money. Users can also sign up to receive ongoing emails to remind them to finish the energy-saving projects they've self-selected.

Customers who try out the Energy Analyzer between July 14 and September 5 will automatically be entered into a contest to win a tankless water heater. Visit nwnatural.com for complete contest rules.

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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Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon Condemns Dennis Richardson's 1990 Anti-Women Comment
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon - 07/14/14
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon today condemned gubernatorial candidate and State Representative Dennis Richardson (R-Central Point) for ignorant and offensive remarks about women's health.

In 1990, Richardson wrote a letter to the editor of The Oregonian claiming that "a woman relinquishes her unfettered right to control her own body when her actions cause the conception of a baby."

Laura Terrill Patten, Executive Director for Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon, said: "Dennis Richardson's comments are outrageous, offensive and out of touch with Oregon values. More than 40 years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed that the constitutionally protected right to privacy includes every woman's ability to make her own personal medical decisions, without the interference of politicians like Dennis Richardson. Oregonians overwhelmingly believe that abortion should remain a safe and legal medical procedure for a woman to consider if she needs it. Dennis Richardson has a vision for Oregon that looks an awful lot like the 1950s, and women will not let him take us back."

Time after time, Richardson has interfered in a woman's personal medical decisions:

* In 2005, Richardson introduced a fetal "personhood" bill.
* In 2006, Richardson was chief sponsor of Ballot Measure 43, which would have endangered young women's health by requiring parental notification prior to an abortion.
* In 2007, Richardson was one of only nine House members to vote against a bill requiring insurance companies to cover birth control and requiring hospitals to offer emergency contraceptives to women after a sexual assault.
* In 2009, Richardson was one of only 19 votes against medically accurate, age-appropriate sexual health education.
* In 2013, Richardson accepted a $20,000 donation from Oregon Right To Life to push its radical agenda, which includes a ban on all abortion (even in cases of rape and incest) and certain forms of birth control.

In contrast, Governor John Kitzhaber has a long record as a women's health champion:

* In 1994, Governor Kitzhaber became a nationally recognized leader for health care transformation, providing lifesaving care to thousands of low- and moderate-income Oregon families and their children through the Oregon Health Plan.
* In 1999, Governor Kitzhaber vetoed the entire human resources budget because it included a ban on access to safe, legal abortion for low-income Oregonians.
* In 1999, Governor Kitzhaber vetoed a bill that would have endangered young women's health by requiring parental notification prior to an abortion.
* In 2013, Governor Kitzhaber signed a bill to promote the early detection of breast cancer by requiring doctors to notify patients of dense breast tissue indicated by a mammogram.
* In 2014, Governor Kitzhaber called the U.S. Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision - allowing some bosses to interfere with their employees' access to birth control - "the wrong direction for women's health."

The discovery of the 1990 letter led Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon to move up the announcement of Governor Kitzhaber's re-endorsement.
Best-selling author Doris Kearns Goodwin to give exclusive media tour of Oregon Historical Society Lincoln exhibit; public lecture to follow
Oregon Historical Society - 07/14/14
Portland, OR - Next Monday, July 21, the Oregon Historical Society is thrilled to host famed author Doris Kearns Goodwin for a lecture at the Newmark Theater at 7 p.m. on her New York Times bestselling book Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln. Limited tickets are still available through TicketsWest and start at $50.

Prior to the evening lecture, media are invited for a special behind the scenes tour of the Oregon Historical Society's exhibit 2 Years, 1 Month: Lincoln's Legacy with Ms. Goodwin and local businessman and collector Pete Mark. The tour will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the Oregon Historical Society (1200 SW Park Avenue, downtown Portland). If you are interested in joining us for the tour, please contact Rachel Randles at 503.306.5221 or Rachel.Randles@ohs.org.

Goodwin is the author of six critically acclaimed and New York Times best-selling books, including her most recent, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism, (November, 2013). Goodwin is well known for her appearances and commentary on television, where she is seen frequently on NBC, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, CNN, The Charlie Rose Show and Meet the Press. Goodwin earned a Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University, where she taught Government, including a course on the American Presidency. She served as an assistant to President Lyndon Johnson in his last year in the White House, and later assisted President Johnson in the preparation of his memoirs.

In Team of Rivals, Goodwin illuminates Lincoln's political genius, as the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation to become president. Goodwin worked with director Steven Spielberg on the film Lincoln, which is partly based on Team of Rivals. The film grossed $275 million at the box office and earned 12 Academy Award(R) nominations, including an Academy Award for actor Daniel Day-Lewis for his portrayal of President Abraham Lincoln.

Goodwin resides in Concord, Massachusetts, with her husband, the writer, presidential advisor, speechwriter and playwright Richard N. Goodwin. She was the first woman to enter the Boston Red Sox locker room, and is a devoted fan of the World Series-winning team.

Copies of The Bully Pulpit and Team of Rivals will be on sale at the Newmark starting at 6 p.m. Doors to the theater open at 6:30 p.m. Following the lecture, all ticket holders are invited to the Oregon Historical Society for a tour of 2 Years, 1 Month: Lincoln's Legacy.


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.
What now? Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation's top leaders to discuss "The Journey Beyond Addiction"
Woloshin Communications - 07/14/14
MEDIA ADVISORY

Media contacts: Christine Anderson, Hazelden, 651-213-4231, canderson@hazelden.org
In Oregon: 24/7 Mara Woloshin, 503-310-4504, mara@woloshin.com; Jean Kempe-Ware, 503-475-8989, kempe-ware@q.com

What now?
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation's top leaders to discuss
"The Journey Beyond Addiction"

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

PORTLAND, Ore. (July 14, 2014) - 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 location 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, 503-961-2535, 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, Minnesota.

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, Minnesota.

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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UPDATE - FOUND SAFE: Public's Help Sought Locating a Missing Medically-Endangered 44-Year-Old Man
Portland Police Bureau - 07/14/14
Allen Kay was safely located and is no longer a missing person.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help locating a missing 44-year-old man.

Allen Harry Kay was last seen walking away from a residential facility in the 2300 block of Northwest Glisan Street on July 2, 2014. A police report was made on July 8 regarding his departure from the facility.

Kay is not his own legal guardian and is unable to care for himself. He may wander aimlessly into traffic when not being treated.

Kay is described as a white male, 5'8" tall, 150 pounds, shaggy brown hair, mustache and beard, last seen wearing a black polo-style shirt and dirty jeans.

Anyone seeing Kay is asked to call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information is asked to contact Detective Mike Weinstein at (503) 823-0446 or mike.weinstein@portlandoregon.gov.

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Media Advisory: Oregon Statewide Unemployment Rate to be Released Tomorrow
Oregon Employment Dept. - 07/14/14
Salem - The Oregon statewide unemployment rate for June 2014 will be released tomorrow, July 15, at 10 am.

The Oregon Employment Department will hold a press conference at the Oregon Employment Department Central Office in Salem. The event will take place in the building's auditorium, 875 Union Street NE, Salem, Oregon 97311.

The press conference will be moderated by Employment Department Public Information Officer Craig Spivey and will feature state employment economist Nick Belieciks.

The conference will be video streamed live. Reporters unable to attend the conference in person may submit questions by e-mail at: worksourcecommunications@gmail.com prior to, or during the news conference.

The press conference may be viewed live at the following websites:
http://www.qualityinfo.org
http://www.oregon.gov/EMPLOY/COMM/Pages/livevideostream.aspx
Beaverton to Move City Services to The Round in August (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 07/14/14
One hundred and seventy five city staff will move into The Beaverton Building beginning Aug. 8. Once the move is complete on Aug. 15, the community will have a new place to pay waters, get business licenses, passports, permits and much more.
One hundred and seventy five city staff will move into The Beaverton Building beginning Aug. 8. Once the move is complete on Aug. 15, the community will have a new place to pay waters, get business licenses, passports, permits and much more.
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The City of Beaverton will move from SW Griffith Drive, the current home of City Hall since the 1980s, to its new home at The Round. By late August, most city services will relocate to The Beaverton Building at 12725 SW Milikan Way. Police, municipal court and emergency management will remain at SW Griffith Drive.

One hundred and seventy five city staff will move into The Beaverton Building over two consecutive weekends in August.

The city's finance, human resources and information technology as well as the mayor's and city attorney's offices will move on Aug. 9. Only these offices will close to the public at noon on Friday, Aug. 8 and reopen on Monday, Aug. 11 at 1 p.m. at the Beaverton Building. All other departments will remain open.

The city's community development, economic development and engineering departments as well as the auxiliary services and recycling and solid waste program will move on Aug. 16. These offices will close to the public at noon on Friday, Aug. 15 and reopen at 1 p.m. at The Beaverton Building.

During both moves, the Beaverton Police Department, municipal court and emergency management will maintain normal business hours.

Once the move is complete, residents will have a new place to pay water bills, get business licenses, passports, permits (building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, sidewalks, signs, and temporary use), zoning information and much more.

"It's an exciting time in our city's history," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "Moving city services to The Beaverton Building provides us the opportunity to focus on the remodel we need for the public safety center."

The move allows the city to transform its current Griffith Drive building into a public safety center. By consolidating the Beaverton Police Department, emergency services and municipal courts, the city will save more than $140,000 per year in rent.

Regrettably, the current Griffith Drive building has safety and security problems that must be fixed. To address these issues, the city will seek voter approval in November to retrofit the building, upgrade it seismically, and address the security concerns.

For more information, including a complete list of city services moving to The Beaverton Building, please visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/TheBeavertonBuilding or contact Bill LaMarche at 503-526-3737, blamarche@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: One hundred and seventy five city staff will move into The Beaverton Building beginning Aug. 8. Once the move is complete on Aug. 15, the community will have a new place to pay waters, get business licenses, passports, permits and much more.
Hazelgreen Road closed due to crash ***Updated Details Correction on Age of Victim*** (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/14/14
Hazelgreen Crash Scene
Hazelgreen Crash Scene
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The driver in yesterday's crash that blocked Hazelgreen Road has died. Brittany Perry, age 17 of Silverton was taken to the Salem Hospital where she was treated and ultimately died from injuries sustained during a single vehicle collision with a tree.

The passenger in the vehicle remains in the hospital and her condition is unknown. MCSO does not intend to release the passenger in the vehicles name nor do we anticipate any further release regarding this incident.

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The time of call for the accident was 0556 a.m.

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Marion County Sheriff's Office Crash Team is on the scene of a single vehicle accident in the 6600 block of Hazelgreen road which is approximately 5 miles east of Salem. Deputies responded to a report of a single vehicle accident into a tree. A citizen driving through the area spotted the vehicle and immediately checked on the occupants and called 911.

Fire and medical personnel from Marion County Fire later transported the driver and a single passenger to Salem Hospital Emergency Room with serious injuries. We plan to release further information at a later time regarding the occupants.

Initial information indicates the vehicle was traveling eastbound on Hazelgreen road, left the roadway impacted a tree. No other vehicles were involved and it is unknown at this time if speeds or alcohol were a factor in the crash.

Hazelgreen road is closed between 62nd Av and 75th Av and will remain closed for several hours. We would ask commuters to avoid this area while our investigators finish up at the scene.


Attached Media Files: Hazelgreen Crash Scene
Milwaukie Police Asking for Public's Help in Locating a Missing Person. (Photo)
Milwaukie Police Dept. - 07/14/14
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Milwaukie Police Asking for Public's Help in Locating a Missing Person.

The Milwaukie Police Department is asking for assistance in locating 51-year-old Tanya Elizabeth Banton who has not been seen or heard from since Friday morning, July 11th, 2014.

Friends and family are concerned because they have been unable to contact her, and she has not answered her cellular phone. She is self-employed, but has not arrived for scheduled work appointments.

Tanya is described as 5-9" tall, weighing 210 pounds. She has shoulder-length blond hair and blue eyes.

Tanya drives a silver-gray 1994 Chrysler Concorde, Oregon license plate number ZTZ464.

If anyone knows Tanya's whereabouts, or knew of her activities since July 9th or 10th (last Wednesday or Thursday), or has seen her vehicle, please contact the Milwaukie Police Department at 503-786-7500.


Attached Media Files: 2014-07/1406/75927/2951740003_large.jpg , 1994 Chrysler Concorde 4-dr , Tanya Elizabeth Banton
(Update)PF&R and NW Natural at scene of natural gas incident at 6957 N Columbia
Portland Fire & Rescue - 07/14/14
NW Natural reports that a construction crew was digging and hit an underground line and that the gas was shut off at 10:15 by one of their crews at the scene. Crews have thouroughly checked the surrounding structures for gas and have confirmed that the area is clear. All PF&R crews are clearing the scene now.



At 9:45 PF&R was requested to respond to 6957 N Columbia to assist with a natural gas leak. The request came from a NW Natural crew that was already on scene monitoring for the presence of natural gas in the area. The leak is apparently coming from underneath the street; the gas supply has been shut off but crews are now confirming if all the gas has dissipated. Gas has been detected in the back yard of at least one home -resulting in evacuation. There are road closures in the area. Updates will be provided when possible.
ODF News Release - White River Fire Morning Update, Monday, July 14, 2014 @ 9 a.m.
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/14/14
July 14, 2014 9:00 a.m.
NEWS RELEASE
WHITE RIVER FIRE
OREGON DEPT OF FORESTRY
INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM 1
Contact: Brian Ballou, public information officer, (541) 621-4156
CREWS REPORT GOOD PROGRESS OVERNIGHT ON WHITE RIVER FIRE
Firefighters working night shift on the 570-acre White River Fire, which started Saturday afternoon in the White River Wild & Scenic Area 12 miles west of Tygh Valley, extinguished remaining hot spots inside of the fire's perimeter. Most of the night shift's work was on the fire's south end and the north end above the canyon.
Crews today continue to improve fire lines, tightening the protective barrier around the blaze, and stringing hoses deeper into the burned area. Teams of fallers are working with firefighters on felling hazardous trees where crews are working.
Hazards are numerous in the White River Canyon - it's very steep and footing is poor, burned trees fall with little warning, and rattlesnakes must always be watched for.
Firefighters working in the Wild & Scenic Area are employing light-on-the-land suppression tactics, which includes felling only the burned trees and snags (dead trees) that pose a risk to firefighters' safety. After fire suppression operations are finished, fire lines will be rehabilitated so they're less visible and more unlikely to cause erosion problems in the fall and winter.
The fire is 45 percent contained, and the suppression cost thus far is $767,428. The cause of the fire is being investigated.
The fire suppression operations are being conducted under the oversight of an Oregon Department of Forestry incident management team. Cooperators include the Bureau of Land Management and the Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife.
Fire suppression resources assigned to the White River Fire include 451 personnel, six helicopters, eight engines, four bulldozers and one water tender.
No structures are immediately threatened by the fire, but there are widely scattered homes, cabins and other structures around the fire's fringe. The nearest community is Pine Grove, approximately 2.5 miles south of the fire.
The Mt. Hood National Forest, Barlow Ranger District, is working with Oregon Department of Forestry to ensure public safety while recreating on the White River. Because the White River Fire is burning on both sides of the river, making the riverbank unsafe and causing visibility problems due to smoke, the Mt. Hood National Forest is asking kayakers to hold off using the Keeps Mill Campground launch site and others on the Forest until river passage is safe.
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McMinnville Search Warrant leads to 3 drug arrests and recovery of a stolen firearm (Photo)
McMinnville Police Dept. - 07/14/14
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On July 12th, 2014 at about 5:00 am, McMinnville Officers and Yamhill County Sheriff's Office deputies served a search warrant for narcotics at 2400 SE Stratus Avenue #88. The basis of the warrant was information provided by citizens that had noted apparent drug activity occurring at that residence or with the resident, Daniel Joseph Martin.

During the search warrant, officers located quantities of heroin and methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. They also recovered a stolen firearm.

Daniel Joseph Martin DOB 08/11/1981, of McMinnville was arrested and lodged in YCCF pending arraignment in Circuit Court for the following charges:

Possession of a Controlled Substance - Heroin SRA $10,000
Possession of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine SRA $ 6,250
Frequenting a place where Drugs are used SRA $ 6,250

Kenneth L. James DOB 01/14/1971, of McMinnville was arrested and lodged in YCCF pending arraignment in Circuit Court for the following charges:

Possession of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine SRA $ 6,250
Frequenting a place where Drugs are used SRA $ 6,250

Aften Valene Gunn DOB 06/11/1981, of McMinnville was arrested and lodged in YCCF pending arraignment in Circuit Court for the following charges:

Possession of a Controlled Substance - Heroin SRA $10,000
Possession of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine SRA $ 6,250
Frequenting a place where Drugs are used SRA $ 6,250

Kenneth James and Aften Gunn were also arrested for arrest warrants in other criminal cases.

The case is ongoing and further charges and arrests are anticipated. Anyone with information specific to this case is asked to contact Sergeant Rhonda Sandoval at 503-434-7307.


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July 18 last day for public comments on 2015 health rates
Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services - 07/14/14
Salem - Oregon consumers have until Friday, July 18, at midnight, to provide comments on proposed 2015 health insurance rates.

The rate requests are available for review and comment at http://www.oregonhealthrates.org/. The proposed rates are for plans for businesses with fewer than 50 employees and individuals who buy their own coverage rather than getting it through an employer, which affects about 10 percent of Oregonians. The Department of Consumer and Business Services, Insurance Division must approve any rates before they can be charged to policyholders. The division's actuaries conduct a thorough review of the rates to ensure they are reasonable and justified.

"The input we receive from the public is valuable and a key part of our review process," said Laura Cali, Oregon Insurance Commissioner. "We encourage consumers to take advantage of these last few days to weigh in on proposed rates."

Over the past two weeks, the Insurance Division held public hearings for each company's rate request. The hearings are available to watch online at http://www.oregonhealthrates.org/?pg=archived_2015.html.

The division will make decisions on rates by early August with consumer-friendly documents that describe the decisions by mid-August. Plans will be available starting Nov. 15, 2014, to purchase through the federal marketplace, agents, and insurers.

Consumers can sign up for email notifications to be alerted of rate decisions and future filings at https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/ORDCBS/subscriber/new?qsp=276.
Free Child Safety Seat Clinic
Beaverton Police Department - 07/14/14
The Beaverton Police Department in a partnership with ACTS Oregon and Kuni Collision Center will be conducting a free child car seat clinic on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Kuni Collision Center located at 3725 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Beaverton, OR 97005. The clinic will run from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

This clinic is designed to teach parents and caregivers how to properly install and use a child safety seat. A properly installed and used child safety seat will greatly decrease the chance of your child sustaining a serious or life threating injury during a motor vehicle crash.

One of the most important jobs you have as a parent is keeping your child safe when riding in a vehicle. Each year thousands of young children are killed or injured in car crashes. The proper use of car seats helps keep children safe. But with so many different car seats on the market, it's no wonder parents find this overwhelming.

The type of car seat your child needs depends on several things, including your child's age, size and the type of vehicle you have. It is important that you read the owner's manual for your vehicle and the instructions that came with the car seat you purchased.

The best car seat is the one that you will use properly. This is what we hope to teach you when you come to one of our car seat clinics. The uses of safety belts and child safety seats have been proven to greatly reduce your chances of sustaining serious injuries during a motor vehicle crash.

A certified technician will help parents and caregivers learn to install and use their child safety restraints properly. No appointment is required just drop by during the event. Each car seat check will take about 30 minutes.
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Suspect in Battle Ground Car Prowl Cases Arrested
City of Battle Ground - 07/14/14
Battle Ground police officers arrested a male juvenile the night of Friday, July 11 who is suspected of 12 vehicle prowls and one residential burglary that occurred that evening alone. He was booked into the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center for suspicion of Felony Theft II, Residential Burglary, 12 counts of vehicle prowl and MIP (Minor in Possession).

The suspect, a 15-year old resident of Battle Ground, was spotted by Sgt. Tim Wilson who was on patrol near the 1800 block of NW 4th St. when he observed suspicious circumstances that lead to the arrest.

The case is still pending while police investigate this case and similar vehicle prowls that have occurred over the last several months. No more information will be released at this time.
Oregon City Cougar Sightings Reported
Oregon City Police Dept. - 07/14/14
Over the weekend two separate cougar sightings were reported in the Park Place neighborhood area of Oregon City. The first call came in to police on Saturday, July 12th about 8:46 pm on Harley Ave between La Rae St and Cleveland St. A citizen reported seeing the cougar lying down on the south west portion of her property. Oregon City Police responded to the area, but were not able to locate the cougar. On Sunday, July 13th at about 3:00 am a second citizen reported seeing two cougars in the area of Swan Ave and Cleveland St. This sighting was less than 1/2 mile east from the first reported sighting. Patrol Officers did not locate the cougars. Notifications have been made to the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife and the County Trapper.
Pedestrian Safety Detail
Beaverton Police Department - 07/14/14
The Beaverton Police Department will be conducting a Pedestrian Safety Detail on Thursday, July 17, 2014 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. and it will be at the intersection of SW Hall Blvd. and SW Broadway St.

This detail will focus on vehicles failing to stop and remain stopped for pedestrians in a crosswalk. Motorists are reminded it's your lane plus six feet. Stop for the pedestrian, who must clear the lane you're turning into and at least 6 feet of the next lane, before you proceed.

Please see the link for full text of the law at. http://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/811.028
The primary focus of this detail is to raise pedestrian safety awareness. Through the use of a decoy pedestrian, the Beaverton Police Department hopes to raise the awareness of drivers and pedestrians through education and enforcement of pedestrian right of way laws.

Pedestrians are also reminded to wear bright colors and pay attention to the traffic flow when preparing to cross the road. Pedestrians are also required to obey any traffic control device that directs the pedestrian's movement.

In our continued effort to provide options other than the standard citation, drivers receiving citations are given the option of taking a crosswalk diversion program hosted by the Beaverton Police Department.

Please see the YouTube link below to watch an informational video on crosswalk safety.
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Burn Ban Initiated in Washington County Fire District 2
Washington Co. Fire Dist. 2 - 07/14/14
The warm, dry weather has prompted the issuance of a burn ban in the City of Hillsboro and Washington County Fire District 2 (WCFD2). In fact, the burn ban extends across all of Washington County. Hillsboro Fire and Rescue and WCFD2, in conjunction with the Washington County Fire Defense Board Chief and the Oregon Department of Forestry, have issued the ban on burning effective immediately.

A burn ban is declared each year based on weather conditions and the relative fire danger. It will remain in effect until further notice.

The Burn Ban includes:
* All backyard burning
* All agricultural burning

The Burn Ban does NOT include the following:
* Recreational fires (e.g. Cooking fires in a fire pit or barbeque) Persons intending on using fire in this manner should use caution.
* Ceremonial fires or religious fires which require a permit issued by your local fire department.

Backyard burning has been prohibited in Hillsboro since June 15th. Residents who violate the burn ban are subject to fines. Additional information on burning within the city can be obtained from the Burn Line at 503-681-6204. If you plan to vacation in other counties or states, check with the local fire agencies in those areas to determine whether there are restrictions on the use of campfires or off-road recreational vehicles. For more fire and life safety information, visit: www.wcfd2.com or call 503-647-9900.

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REACH CDC Brings Home Repair Program to Washougal, WA
REACH Community Development - 07/14/14
Program addresses critical aging-in-place needs in the community

PORTLAND, Ore. - July 14, 2014 - REACH CDC's Community Builders Program (CBP), is hosting a Community Work Day event, providing free home repairs for senior and disabled homeowners in Washougal, WA on Saturday, July 19th. Over 80 volunteers are coming together to complete house painting, a yard clean-up, carpentry, and accessibility improvements for three homeowners. The event will take place from 8:30 - 12:30 pm beginning at 1085 12th St, Washougal, WA 98671.

The CBP began modestly a decade ago, a few neighbors painting three homes. Today, through funding from the Portland Housing Bureau, the program serves close to 200 homeowners and makes over 1,000 free repairs each year for Portland homeowners. It's like no other program in our region in its mission, scope and commitment to safe housing for low-income elderly and disabled homeowners. The services address significant public health concerns due to sub-standard and unsafe housing conditions; they improve the quality of each recipient's life, helping homeowners avoid displacement due to gentrification and poverty, all the while bringing neighbors and area businesses together in the spirit of volunteerism.

In 2013, REACH merged with Affordable Community Environments of Vancouver, WA, enabling REACH to offer the CBP in Washougal, WA with funds from the Clark County Community Department Block Grant Program. Saturday's volunteer event is underwritten with support from JP Morgan Chase, Macy's, and On Point Community Credit Union. In-kind support is being donated by Miller Paint, LMC Construction, Lutz Hardware, OurBar, Marley Brown Lumber, and Al Stern Photography.

About REACH CDC
For 32 years, REACH has built innovative and affordable housing for low-income families and individuals in the Portland metropolitan region. REACH develops and manages affordable housing and provides supportive services to residents, as well as free home repairs to senior homeowners. Today, REACH's portfolio includes 1,852 units including single family homes, apartment buildings, and mixed-use developments located across Multnomah, Clark, and Washington counties. REACH has won numerous state and national awards for its creative approach to building healthy communities and its innovative housing projects. More information at http://reachcdc.org.
Burn Ban Initiated in Hillsboro & Washington Co.
Hillsboro Fire and Rescue - 07/14/14
The warm, dry weather has prompted the issuance of a burn ban in the City of Hillsboro and Washington County Fire District 2 (WCFD2). In fact, the burn ban extends across all of Washington County. Hillsboro Fire and Rescue and WCFD2, in conjunction with the Washington County Fire Defense Board Chief and the Oregon Department of Forestry, have issued the ban on burning effective immediately.

A burn ban is declared each year based on weather conditions and the relative fire danger. It will remain in effect until further notice.
The Burn Ban includes:
* All backyard burning
* All agricultural burning

The Burn Ban does NOT include the following:
* Recreational fires (e.g. Cooking fires in a fire pit or barbeque) Persons intending on using fire in this manner should use caution.
* Ceremonial fires or religious fires which require a permit issued by your local fire department.

Backyard burning has been prohibited in Hillsboro since June 15th. Residents who violate the burn ban are subject to fines. Additional information on burning within the city can be obtained from the Burn Line at 503-681-6204. If you plan to vacation in other counties or states, check with the local fire agencies in those areas to determine whether there are restrictions on the use of campfires or off-road recreational vehicles. For more fire and life safety information, visit: www.hillsboro-oregon.gov/fire or call 503-681-6166.

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First Friday is "Cruisin' Broadway" With Classic, Muscle and Hotrod Cars (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 07/14/14
Beaverton Downtown Association and Beaverton Historical Society partner for the August First Friday event, "Cruisin' Broadway," a hotrod, classic and muscle car extravaganza. Photo by the Beaverton Downtown Association.
Beaverton Downtown Association and Beaverton Historical Society partner for the August First Friday event, "Cruisin' Broadway," a hotrod, classic and muscle car extravaganza. Photo by the Beaverton Downtown Association.
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Beaverton First Friday activities continue on Aug. 1 with "Cruisin' Broadway," a car show open to hotrods, specialty, muscle and classic cars. First Friday is held in downtown Beaverton (around SW Broadway and SW 4th, between SW Main and SW Lombard) from 5 to 8 p.m. In addition to the car show and extended business hours, the event features vendors specializing in all things related to cars.

"Beaverton's downtown comes alive during these popular First Friday events," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "Thanks to some very dedicated volunteers, these events provide some great family fun and showcase the city's vibrant small business owners."

The August host business is the Beaverton Historical Society (12412 SW Broadway). In addition to live music and refreshments, there will be a 50/50 raffle, prize raffle and a People's Choice Award plaque. The $10 entrance fee to register each car benefits the Beaverton Historical Society and Beaverton Downtown Association (BDA). Registration and participation details may be found at www.HistoricBeaverton.org.

Musical entertainment sets the evening's tone with rock and roll from the 50s and 60s courtesy of Riverside Northwest, performing at Lanphere Enterprises; Rouke Vanderveen's Bodacious Band, playing near Beaverton Florists, Inc.; and Dany Oakes at The Vault.

First Fridays regularly feature extended hours and discounts at participating businesses, including art galleries, specialty stores, restaurants, coffee shops, and Beaverton Farmers Market vendors.

First Friday is a BDA event. The BDA and First Friday events are sponsored by the City of Beaverton's Main Street Program.

For more information about First Friday, visit www.DowntownBeaverton.org. For more information about the city's Main Street program, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/MainStreet.

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: Beaverton Downtown Association and Beaverton Historical Society partner for the August First Friday event, "Cruisin' Broadway," a hotrod, classic and muscle car extravaganza. Photo by the Beaverton Downtown Association.
Contractor board finds new administrator at architect agency
Construction Contractors Board - 07/14/14
Salem - James Denno, the top executive at the state Board of Architect Examiners, will become the Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB) administrator on Aug. 11.

The contractor board selected Denno this week after receiving input from staff and stakeholder groups. Denno replaces Craig Smith, who served as the agency's top executive for 13 years before retiring in February. Berri Leslie, deputy administrator of the Oregon Insurance Division, served for six months after Smith left.

Denno has experience in local and state government working in housing, building codes, building energy conservation, and professional licensing regulation. He has served as the administrator of the State Board of Architect Examiners for nearly three years.

At the CCB, Denno will lead an agency that regulates more than 34,000 licensed construction contractors with about 60 employees and a $15.1 million 2013-15 budget. His annual salary is $101,400.

"I will miss the outstanding team at the Architect Board, but I have been very impressed by the CCB staff and board members," Denno said. "They are energized about the future of the CCB and I am excited to be joining them. It is an honor to be chosen to lead their team."

The CCB protects consumers by preventing and resolving construction contracting problems. In addition to licensing contractors and investigating complaints against licensees, the agency educates the public about how to avoid problems on construction projects and mediates disputes between homeowners and licensed contractors.

"In a field of strong candidates, Jim Denno stood out," Board Chair Rob Yorke said. "He has the people skills, regulatory acumen and innovative thinking to propel the agency forward.

"I have every expectation that he will advance the positive momentum started at the agency by Interim Director Berri Leslie," Yorke added. "In his prior roles, Jim has done much for the citizens of Oregon. There will be more to come as he leads the CCB."

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About the CCB
The CCB is the state agency licensing 34,000 contractors. Anyone who is paid to repair, improve or build a home must be licensed. Learn more about how to have a successful project at www.oregon.gov/ccb.
City of Battle Ground Offers Cooling Center during Hot Weather Spell
City of Battle Ground - 07/14/14
Monday, July 14 Update:

The days the Battle Ground Community Center will be open as a cooling center has changed due to an updated, cooler weather forecast.

The cooling center will be open Monday through Wednesday only of this week - it will not be open as a cooling center on Thursday and Friday.

For more information, please contact the City's Parks & Recreation Department at 360-342-5380 or by email at bgparksandrec@cityofbg.org.




The City of Battle Ground will be open the Battle Ground Community Center as a cooling center from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm on Monday, July 14th through Friday, July 18th.

According to weather forecasts, the region will experience extended high temperatures reaching the mid to upper 90's.

Those needing a respite from the heat are invited to spend time in the City's air-conditioned Community Center located at 912 East Main Street in Battle Ground. Visitors are encouraged to bring picnic meals, books, magazines, board games and activities for children. Wi-Fi will be available for those wanting to use mobile devices.

For more information, please contact the City's Parks & Recreation Department at 360-342-5380 or by email at bgparksandrec@cityofbg.org.
07/13/14
Fire Destroys 5th Wheel Trailer Residence in Brush Prairie (Photo)
Fire Dist. 3, Clark County - 07/13/14
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Fire District 3 responded to a reported structure fire at 7:42 this evening at 16214 NE 152 Ave. While responding to the fire, fire personnel were told the fire was in a 5th Wheel trailer and the owner/occupant may still be inside. Engine 31 arrived to find a well involved 5th wheel trailer with fire showing at all windows. Eventually the occupant was found uninjured. One of three cats that lived in the trailer is still missing. The trailer was a total loss. Fire also extended to a shop/garage adjacent to the trailer. The fire was extinguished in the garage before major damage occurred. Fire District 3 was assisted by fire personnel from the Vancouver Fire Department and Clark County Fire & Rescue. The Clark County Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the cause of the fire. Firefighter Andrew Blomdahl and Captain Jason Mansfield are pictured extinguishing hot spots in the trailer.


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30-Year-Old Woman Arrested After Shoving, Spitting on TriMet Operators
Portland Police Bureau - 07/13/14
Today, Sunday July 13, 2014, at 1:08 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to Southeast 82nd Avenue and Powell Boulevard on the report that a woman spit on and pushed a TriMet bus operator.

Officers arrived in the area and were directed to the suspect, who was off of the bus. The suspect, later identified as 30-year-old Eucharia Michelle Nwerem, resisted attempts to arrest her and fought with officers before being taken into custody.

Officers learned that Nwerem pushed, shoved and spit on a TriMet bus operator on a northbound 82nd Avenue bus, then when another driver was getting on the bus to relieve the first driver, she pushed him and poked him in the face.

Neither victim required medical transport for injuries.

Nwerem was transported to a Portland hospital for an evaluation prior to being booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Third Degree, Assaulting a Public Safety Officer, Attempted Possession of Methamphetamine, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Harassment (two counts), Interfering with Public Transportation, and Resisting Arrest.

Nwerem will be arraigned on Monday July 14.

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American Red Cross Opens Shelter in Klamah County for Residents Affected by Moccasin Hills Wildfire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/13/14
The American Red Cross has opended a shelter to assist residents affected by the Moccasin HIlls Wildfrie in Klamath County, after a fire broke out this afternoon north of Sprague River, Oregon. The shelter is at the Sprague River Community Center at 23536 Sprague River Road. Sleeping accomodations, food, water and other assistance is available.
ODF News Release - White River Fire Evening Update, Sunday, July 13, 2014 @ 6 p.m.
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/13/14
White River Fire Evening Update, Sunday, July 13, 2014

Incident: White River Fire Wildfire
Released: 1:19 hrs. ago

July 13, 2014 6:00 p.m.
NEWS RELEASE
WHITE RIVER FIRE
OREGON DEPT OF FORESTRY
INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM 1
Contact: Brian Ballou, Public Information Officer, (541) 621-4156

FIREFIGHTERS HOLD WHITE RIVER FIRE AT 570 ACRES
The White River Fire has burned approximately 570 acres of mixed conifer forests, oak woodland, and grass savannahs in the White River Canyon, 12 miles west of Tygh Valley. (The acreage change is due to better mapping.) No structures are immediately threatened by the fire, but there are widely scattered homes, cabins, and other structures around the fire's fringe. The nearest community is Pine Grove, approximately 2.5 miles south of the fire.

There were 380 firefighters assigned to day shift today, and 65 firefighters will be working overnight. The fire did now grow larger today, and is 15 percent contained.

The cause of the fire, which started Saturday, is being investigated.

White River Canyon is designated as a wilderness, managed by the Bureau of Land Management, and is steep and extremely hazardous. Suppression tactics inside the wilderness must be conducted to minimize impact on natural resources.

Hotshot crews are working inside the canyon to construct fireline and fell dangerous snags. The south end of the fire will be hit hard tonight by crews doing mop-up.

Helicopters supported firefighters today by delivering buckets of water onto hot spots. However, persistent thunderstorm activity limited their flying time. Five Type II (medium) helicopters will be assigned to the fire on Monday, as well as two Type III (light) helicopters.

The fire is being fought by an Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Team led by John Buckman. Much of the land inside the fire area is managed by the Bureau of Land Management as a wilderness area. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has some wildlife conservation land inside the burned area, and several tracts of private land are affected by the fire.

The Mt. Hood National Forest, Barlow Ranger District, is working with Oregon Department of Forestry to ensure public safety while recreating on the White River. Because the White River Fire is burning on both sides of the river, making the riverbank unsafe and causing visibility problems due to smoke, the Mt. Hood National Forest is asking kayakers to hold off using the Keeps Mill Campground launch site and others on the Forest until river passage is safe.

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Serious Injury Traffic Crash - Territorial Highway near Lorane in Lane County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/13/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Saturday evening's serious injury two vehicle head-on traffic crash on Highway 200 (Territorial Highway) west of Creswell. Six people were transported to a hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

According to Trooper Cale Day, on July 12, 2014 at approximately 3:42 p.m., a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado pickup driven by RICK A. KITZEL, age 20 from Eugene, was traveling southbound on Territorial Highway near milepost 34 at Hamm Road when the pickup crossed the centerline. A northbound 1999 Nissan Pathfinder operated by MARCOS QUIAHUA-QUIAHUA, age 40, from Eugene, swerved into the southbound lane to avoid the pickup. The pickup's driver then moved back into the southbound lane where both vehicles collided head-on.

The five occupants in the Nissan Pathfinder and the pickup's driver were all transported with serious injuries to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield. One of the Nissan's occupants, MARIA YNEZ, age 42, from Eugene, was transported by air ambulance. The others were taken by ground ambulance.

OSP is working in cooperation with the Lane County District Attorney's Office as part of the ongoing investigation.

OSP was assisted at the scene by South Lane Rural Fire District, Eugene and Springfield fire departments, and ODOT. The highway was blocked about three hours.

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Clackamas County cancels work crews for Monday and Tuesday due to heat
Clackamas County - 07/13/14
Clackamas County Community Service work crews are cancelled for Monday and Tuesday July 13 and 14.
Hillsboro Police Arrest Hit and Run Suspect
Hillsboro Police Dept. - 07/13/14
Earlier this afternoon, KEVIN BORCHERT, age 48, contacted Hillsboro Police to report that he thought he might have been in a crash the prior evening on SE Borwick St. Officers went to BORCHERT's residence and determined that the damage to BORCHERT's vehicle, a dark green 2004 Porsche Boxster, matched that of the reported suspect vehicle in a hit and run crash in the 6500 block of SE Borwick St. that injured a 9 year old boy. BORCHERT's residence was approximately one-half mile from the crash location. BORCHERT was arrested and lodged at the Washington County Jail on charges of Failure to Perform Duties of Driver When Person is Injured and Reckless Driving.

Hillsboro Police ask that anyone who may have witnessed the incident to call 503-629-0111.
OSP Arrests Man For Attempted Homicide & Robbery of Hitchhiker Along Southern Oregon Coast
Oregon State Police - 07/13/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) arrested a 56-year old Washington man Saturday after he allegedly threatened to kill and robbed a hitchhiker at knife-point while giving the victim a ride along Highway 101 on the southern Oregon coast.

On July 12, 2014 at approximately 1:56 p.m., OSP was notified by Curry County 9-1-1 of a report that a hitchhiker was robbed by a suspect who was last seen southbound on Highway 101 between Gold Beach and Brookings. A vehicle description including license plate was provided. The victim had been given a ride by some people passing through the area to Brookings where he reported the incident and was contacted by OSP Senior Trooper Jeff Johnson at Brookings Police Department.

The victim, DANIEL DEDARD GUAU, age 28, from Quebec City, Quebec, Canada reported he was picked up by the suspect while hitchhiking on the northern Oregon coast. As they traveled along the southern Oregon coast near milepost 345, the suspect allegedly pulled a knife on the victim, placed it against his throat and threatened to kill him. The suspect, later identified as SAMUEL NILS STROM, age 56, from Lynnwood, Washington, slashed at the victim and forced him from the vehicle, leaving him on the side of the road. STROM left in the vehicle with the victim's passport and other personal property.

Through the trooper's investigation the suspect was positively identified. At approximately 6:13 p.m., the trooper learned the suspect's vehicle was parked at a residence west of Highway 101 between Brookings and the Oregon/California border. OSP troopers found the vehicle and observed the victim's property and a knife inside the vehicle. Subsequent contact with STROM led OSP to take him into custody for Attempted Criminal Homicide, Robbery in the First Degree, and Menacing.

Troopers were able to return the victim's property to him after seizing it from the vehicle.

No photographs available for this release.

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Driver Arrested For DUII After Nearly Hitting Several Bicyclists Along Highway 30 east of Scappoose
Oregon State Police - 07/13/14
A Lake Oswego man was arrested Saturday evening after nearly hitting several bicyclists on Highway 30 east of Scappoose who were participating in the Group Health STP Seattle to Portland bicycle event.

On July 12, 2014 at approximately 7:52 p.m., an OSP trooper responded to a reported disturbance along Highway 30 near Watson Road. Upon arrival, the trooper was contacted by several witnesses reporting a man operating a Ford pickup nearly hit several bicyclists near milepost 18 before stopping along the highway.

The trooper contacted the pickup's driver identified as DAVID J. EASTON, age 53, from Lake Oswego. Subsequent investigation led the trooper to arrest EASTON for DUII and Recklessly Endangering Another Person. He was taken to Columbia County Jail.

No photographs for this release.

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Hillsboro Police Seek Hit and Run Driver
Hillsboro Police Dept. - 07/13/14
On July 12 at about 9:30 PM, officers from the Hillsboro Police Department responded to a report of a hit and run crash in the 6500 block of SE Borwick St. Witnesses reported seeing a dark green compact convertible car traveling westbound on SE Borwick St. strike a 9 year old boy on a bicycle in the head with its passenger side rearview mirror. The force of the impact pushed the boy into the 10 year old girl walking with him, and the mirror was shorn off the car. Miraculously, the boy received only minor injuries, and the girl was not injured.

The vehicle was estimated by witnesses to be traveling in excess of the posted 25 MPH speed limit, and it was last seen turning southbound on SE Century Blvd. after failing to stop at the scene of the crash. Witnesses were not able to provide officers with a description of the driver, and an extensive area check by officers did not locate the vehicle.

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who has information regarding the whereabouts of the suspect or suspect vehicle are asked to contact Hillsboro Police at 503-629-0111.
Serious Injury Motorcycle Crash - Highway 224 east of Estacada
Oregon State Police - 07/13/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Saturday evening's serious injury motorcycle traffic crash on Highway 224 east of Estacada. Alcohol is a contributing factor in this crash.

On July 12, 2014 at approximately 8:30 p.m., a 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle operated by ERIC L. COLLIANDER, age 38, from Oregon City, was traveling westbound on Highway 224 near milepost 31 when left the highway on the north side shoulder into a ditch. COLLIANDER was ejected from the motorcycle and landed on bordering boulders.

COLLIANDER was transported by LifeFlight to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. He was wearing a helmet. Subsequent investigation led OSP to cited him into Clackamas County Circuit Court for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants. Trooper Scott McLeod is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and Estacada Rural Fire District #69. The highway was opened about an hour after the crash.

According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), in fatal crashes in 2012, a higher percentage of motorcycle riders had blood alcohol concentrations (BAC) of .08 grams per deciliter or higher than any other type of motor vehicle driver. More than 1 in 4 (27%) motorcycle riders involved in fatal crashes were alcohol-impaired. More motorcycle safety-related information and statistics is available at:
file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner/My%20Documents/Downloads/S1N_Motorcycle_June2014.pdf

No photographs available for release at this time.

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Gang-Related Shooting Injures One Man in North Portland's Overlook Neighborhood (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/13/14
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On Sunday July 13, 2014, at 12:44 a.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to North Interstate Avenue and Killingsworth Street on the report of a shooting.

Officers arrived and located a male adult victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the buttocks. The victim was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers canvassed the area and located a crime scene. Based on witness information, the shooting was determined to be gang-related so the Gang Enforcement Team took over the investigation.

No suspect information is available and there were no arrests.

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.

Gun crimes in progress should immediately be reported to 9-1-1.

Anyone with second-hand information is asked to share it with police. Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared directly with investigators or anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime, 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.

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

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UPDATE - ARREST: Shooting in Northeast Cully Neighborhood Injures One - Not Gang Related (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/13/14
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The suspect in yesterday afternoon's shooting in the Cully neighborhood turned himself in to police early this morning.

35-year-old Shelby Lee Kyles turned himself in at 3:00 a.m. Sunday morning at Southeast 147th Avenue and Burnside Street.

Kyles was interviewed by Assault Detail detectives then booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the First Degree, Assault in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

Kyles will be arraigned on Monday in Multnomah County Court.

The victims, 26-year-old Jose Lopez-Mathison (gunshot) and 28-year-old Jose Cardenas (head wound from shovel) were both treated at a Portland hospital for their injuries.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

This afternoon, Saturday July 12, 2014, at 6:08 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 6100 block of Northeast Ainsworth Street on the report of a shooting.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the male adult victim suffering from a gunshot wound to one of his legs. He was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to the non-life-threatening injury. A second male adult was transported to the hospital for a non-life-threatening injury to the head after reportedly being struck with a shovel.

Officers learned that there was a disturbance and fight among individuals known to each other leading up to the shooting by a known suspect.

No arrests have been made and Assault Detail detectives will be conducting an investigation.

The incident is not gang-related.

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07/12/14
Red Cross Provides Assistance After Forest Grove Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/12/14
The American Red Cross Cascades Region is assisting one adult affected by a residential fire July 12 in the 2200 block of Kingwood Street in Forest Grove, Washington County, Oregon.

The Red Cross provided food, clothing, shoes, comfort kit, and information about disaster mental health and disaster health services.
Deputies Respond to a Fatal Motorcycle Crash (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/12/14
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July 12, 2014 - Washington County Deputies responded to a crash involving a motorcycle and a SUV. The driver of the motorcycle was fatally injured as a result of the crash.

At 6:51 p.m. Deputies responded to an injury crash at SW 185th and SW Farmington Road in the community of Aloha. Upon arrival deputies learn that a motorcycle ridden by 26-year-old Andrew Barnes of Bethany was riding north on SW 185th. After crossing SW Farmington Road, he crashed into a 2008 Toyota Highlander driven by 36-year-old Heather Williams of Portland.

The initial investigation revealed that Ms. Williams pulled out of a parking lot onto SW 185th and into the path of Mr. Barnes. Deputies also learned Mr. Barnes was wearing novelty helmet, which does not meet minimum DOT safety requirements and is a violation of Oregon law.

According to the Center for Disease Control, "Helmets are estimated to prevent 37 percent of crash deaths among motorcycle riders."

The investigation is ongoing and no citations have been issued.


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Deputies Catch Burglar After He Falls From Tree (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/12/14
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July 12, 2014 - Washington County Deputies responded to a call from a homeowner who found a man inside his home. The suspect assaulted the homeowner before running from the house. Deputies located the suspect in a tree where he eventually fell and was taken into custody.

At 2:40 p.m. Deputies responded to SW Pheasant Drive in the community of Aloha on a report of a burglary in progress. Upon arrival deputies learned the suspect fled the scene into a green space behind the home. Deputies tracked the suspect with the assistance of a Sheriff's K9.

After a search of the area, deputies located the suspect in a tree less than a mile from the victim's home. The suspect refused several orders to come down from the tree. Instead he climbed higher until he fell approximately forty feet and sustained minor injuries.

The suspect was taken into custody and later identified as 46-year-old Bret T. Davis with a last known address in Hillsboro. He was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Once cleared at the hospital, Mr. Davis will be transported to the Washington County Jail and charged with Burglary I, Robbery III, Assault IV and Theft II.

The homeowner sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene.


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Injury Traffic Crash - Interstate 5 in Wilsonville (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/12/14
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One person received non-life threatening injuries Saturday afternoon in a five vehicle chain-reaction crash in the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 in Wilsonville. An Oregon State Police (OSP) investigation concluded with the offending driver being cited for Careless Driving.

On July 12, 2014 at approximately 2:00 p.m., northbound traffic on Interstate 5 near milepost 283 was stopped. A Ford Escape driven by JENNIFER EISENZIMMER PRICE, age 45, from Portland, was the last vehicle in the line of stopped traffic in the left lane when the Ford was struck from behind by a passenger car driven by JESSE D. DARLING, age 22, from Seaside. The impact pushed the Ford forward into the back of a third vehicle leading to the chain-reaction crash involving a total of five vehicles.

EISENZIMMER PRICE was extricated from her vehicle by Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue firefighters. She was transported by ground ambulance to Oregon Health & Science University with potential serious but non-life threatening injuries.

DARLING was not reported injured. He reportedly had his vehicle's cruise control set at 64 mph and failed to see the stopped traffic before crashing into the back of the Ford Escape. He was cited by OSP for Careless Driving.

No other injuries were reported. The crash blocked the majority of the northbound lanes for over an hour. Traffic was eventually able to get by on the far right side of the traffic lanes.

OSP was also assisted at the scene by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Wilsonville Police Department, and ODOT.

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Red Cross Assisting Salem Family After Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/12/14
The Oregon Red Cross is assisting two adults displaced by a July 12 residential fire in the 4700 block of El Cedro Loop NE in Salem, Marion County, Oregon.

The Red Cross provided lodging, food, shoes, comfort kits, disaster mental health, and disaster health services.
Shed fire extends to home, no injuries (Photo)
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 07/12/14
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**UPDATE: CAUSE & DAMAGE ESTIMATE**

A TVF&R fire investigator has determined that the cause of the fire is Undetermined. Damage estimates for the fire are approximately $200,000 and include the shed, home, and one vehicle.

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Early this afternoon, a resident heard crackling and exited his front door to find flames and heavy smoke billowing from his nearby storage shed. A neighbor attempted to help extinguish the fire with a garden hose while another called 9-1-1. The call to 9-1-1 came in at 1:32pm for fire at 6900 SW 195th in Aloha, and crews were immediately dispatched to the scene. The first engine from Aloha Station 62 arrived within five minutes and found the shed fully involved with fire extending to the home. Crews initiated an aggressive attack from the outside the home and shed. Crews were informed that residents had escaped the home safely and the no one was inside. Additional crews searched the home and confirmed everyone was out safely including one small dog. Crews had the fire knocked down within ten minutes. Approximately 30 firefighters fought the fire. TVF&R was assisted by Washington County Sheriff's deputies who helped to protect the scene for safety and assist with a language barrier in communicating with the home's residents.

Three adults 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 residents.

A TVF&R investigator is still working to determine the cause of the fire.

TVF&R would like to remind everyone that working smoke alarms can save lives. Combined with a family escape plan and central meeting place, families can better prepare themselves in the event of a fire emergency in your home. For more information, please visit www.tvfr.com.

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PHOTO RELEASE: Oregon National Guard's newly appointed State Chaplain promoted (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 07/12/14
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SALEM, Ore. - Oregon National Guard Lt. Colonel Scott Delbridge, recently appointed as State Chaplain, was promoted to colonel in a ceremony held at Heritage Park in Salem, July 12.
The ceremony was attended by family, friends and members of the military, both currently serving and retired. The Adjutant General for Oregon, Maj. Gen. Dan Hokanson presided over the ceremony. Delbridge has served with the Oregon Army National Guard since 1994 when he transferred from the Air National Guard.

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140712-Z-G3909-063: Maj. Gen. Dan Hokanson, Adjutant General for Oregon, addresses family and friends during a promotion ceremony for Lt. Col. Scott Delbridge at Heritage Park in Salem, July 12. Delbridge originally joined the Oregon Army National Guard in 1994 and has served in various chaplain roles throughout his time in the organization and is now the newly appointed State Chaplain for the Oregon National Guard. Photo by Sgt. Edward Gomez-Bravo, Oregon Army National Guard Joint Force Headquarters Public Affairs.

140712-Z-G3909-082: Lt. Col. Scott Delbridge, the Oregon National Guard's recently appointed State Chaplain, receives his new shoulder boards from his wife (pictured left) and his father (pictured right) during his promotion ceremony to the rank of colonel held at Heritage Park in Salem, Oregon, July 12. Delbridge originally joined the Oregon Army National Guard in 1994 and has served in various chaplain roles throughout his time in the organization and is now the newly appointed State Chaplain for the Oregon National Guard. Photo by Sgt. Edward Gomez-Bravo, Oregon Army National Guard Joint Force Headquarters Public Affairs.

140712-Z-G3909-119: Col. Scott Delbridge, the Oregon National Guard's newly appointed State Chaplain, addresses family and friends during his promotion ceremony at Heritage Park in Salem, July 12. Delbridge originally joined the Oregon Army National Guard in 1994 and has served in various chaplain roles throughout his time in the organization and is now the newly appointed State Chaplain for the Oregon National Guard. Photo by Sgt. Edward Gomez-Bravo, Oregon Army National Guard Joint Force Headquarters Public Affairs.

140712-Z-G3909-208: Col. Scott Delbridge, the Oregon National Guard's recently appointed State Chaplain, poses for a photo with his family after his promotion ceremony to colonel, at Heritage Park in Salem, July 12. Delbridge originally joined the Oregon Army National Guard in 1994 and has served in various chaplain roles throughout his time in the organization and is now the newly appointed State Chaplain for the Oregon National Guard. Photo by Sgt. Edward Gomez-Bravo, Oregon Army National Guard Joint Force Headquarters Public Affairs.


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Shooting in Southeast Portland's Foster-Powell Neighborhood - No Injuries, Not Gang-Related
Portland Police Bureau - 07/12/14
This afternoon, Saturday July 12, 2014, at 12:38 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of shots fired in the 6900 block of Southeast Rhone Street.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the reporting party who told police that a dark-colored SUV stopped at a stop sign and the occupants, a male and a female, were arguing with each other. The reporting party told them to stop arguing or he'd call the police.

The driver pulled away from the intersection then stopped and fired several shots before speeding away northbound on 70th Avenue. The vehicle is described as a dark-colored SUV, possibly an older Suburban, black wheels, possibly with one back window broken out, bearing Washington plates. The driver is described as a white male in his 40s with lots of tattoos.

Nobody was injured during the shooting and it does not appear to be gang-related.

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

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Multnomah County Inverness Jail visiting hours cancelled/jail lobby closed this weekend due to repair
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/12/14
Due to an ongoing facility repair this weekend, Multnomah County Inverness Jail visiting has been cancelled for the remainder of the weekend. The jail lobby will also be closed for the remainder of the weekend. Persons wishing to make deposits to inmate commissary or phone accounts may still do so online through TouchPay's website or through a TouchPay kiosk located in the Multnomah County Detention Center jail lobby located at 1120 SW 3rd ave in downtown Portland. Online remote (from home) visiting sessions will take place as scheduled for inmates in dorms with video kiosks installed.
Friends of the Carpenter Hosts Summertime HUGS Party on July 23
Friends of the Carpenter - 07/12/14
Vancouver, WA - Friends of the Carpenter will host a HUGS Party on Wed. July 23, 1 to 3 p.m., at their Friendship Center, 1600 W 20th Street.

HUGS stands for hats, underwear & umbrellas, gloves and socks, which will be distributed to clients at this summertime party. Refreshments will also be served.

"Our summertime HUGS party features a special attraction this year," said Tom Iberle, executive director. "Our activity coordinator, CJ Haney, will go under the scissors to donate her hair to Locks of Love."

FOC welcomes donations of hats, underwear & umbrellas, gloves and socks throughout the year; donations can be dropped off at the Friendship Center, 1600 W 20th Street.

About Friends of the Carpenter
Friends of the Carpenter was incorporated in Vancouver, WA in Oct. 1998 and began as a vision of a practical outreach of simple welcome and personal interaction between volunteers from the church and people living in poverty. Since the beginning, regular contact has been made with the homeless and poor persons of our community through woodworking events scheduled throughout the community and which, today, are held at FOTC's Friendship Center. Our mission: Friends of the Carpenter is a faith-based day shelter that provides safety and a sense of purpose to members of our community. Learn more at friendsofthecarpenter.org.

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Gang Enforcement Team Investigating Two Overnight Shootings - No Known Injuries (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/12/14
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This morning, Saturday July 12, 2014, the Portland Police Bureau's Gang Enforcement Team is investigating two overnight shootings in Northeast Portland. No known injuries have been reported and there have been no arrests.

At 1:28 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 500 block of Northeast Lombard Street, in the Woodlawn Neighborhood, on the report of multiple shots fired.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire on the sidewalk but did not find any bullet strikes or victims.

Witnesses described hearing multiple gunshots then seeing a large group of people run in varying directions out of the area. No suspect information was reported to police.

At 3:36 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to 7500 block of Northeast Stanton Street, in the Roseway Neighborhood, on the report of multiple shots fired.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire outside a residence, as well as bullet strikes on a home located at 7532 Northeast Stanton Street. One bullet traveled through a wall and through a couch where a resident was laying.

No injuries were reported and there is no suspect information.

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.

Gun crimes in progress should immediately be reported to 9-1-1.

Anyone with second-hand information is asked to share it with police. Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared directly with investigators or anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime, 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.

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

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Hillsboro Police Arrest Burglary Suspect
Hillsboro Police Dept. - 07/12/14
Shortly before midnight on July 11, Hillsboro Police Department officers and Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested KEVIN TOLER, age 22, at a residence in Cornelius following a burglary and theft of a firearm earlier in the day at 2905 SW Cornelius Pass Rd. TOLER was lodged in the Washington County Jail on charges of Burglary in the First Degree and Theft in the First Degree.
10am-3pm TODAY: Military Tanks & Boats, Classic Cars, & more Roll In for 3rd Annual Veterans Cruise-In - FREE!!
The Salvation Army Portland Metro - 07/12/14
WHO: The Salvation Army, Veterans

WHAT: Start your engines!! Classic cars, fire trucks, police cars, a SWAT car, motorcycles, a Sherman Tank, and military vehicles will be some of the featured vehicles at The Salvation Army Veterans and Family Center's 3rd annual classic car Cruise-In! Funds raised from the event will go to support The Salvation Army Veterans and Family Center, the only known transitional housing centers providing services to both the veteran and their family in the area. There will be activities for kids, a Blue Grass Band, car/bike trophies, prizes, and food at the event!

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- Coast Guard Boat
- Sherman Tank
- 3 - 35' HEMTT's which are used to transport & repair military jeeps, etc.
- All branches of military will be there with vehicles
- A dozen vintage military vehicles


WHEN: Saturday, July 12, 2014 from 10:00AM - 3:00PM

WHERE: Valley Catholic High School, located at 4275 SW 148th Ave. Beaverton, OR

WHY: "One of our main goals when we moved to this building in 2011 was to build a relationship with the community and create a community for the veterans we serve," says Rick Stoller, Executive Director at The Salvation Army Veterans and Family Center. "We're hosting this event so community members can show off their cars and support a great program hosted by Veterans and Families Center. We want people to have a good time while supporting our veterans." This is a fun way for the Veterans and Family Center to engage with the community that has been so beneficial to its clients. This unique program that serves both the veteran and their family offers these families the opportunity to be a part of a community, together as a family unit, which is something many of them have not experienced in many years.

COST:
To register a car or bike: $15 if registered by July 1st / $20 if registered day of the event

FREE for spectators!!

CONTACT:
For media inquiries: Teresa Steinmetz, Director of Communications & Marketing/ 503-794-3283 or 971-219-3226 or Teresa.Steinmetz@usw.salvationarmy.org.

For event information or how to register a car or bike: Lynn at 503-780-4679.


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Veterans Cruise-In To Beaverton With Antique Cars

(Beaverton, Oregon) June 24, 2014 - Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines and make your way to the 3rd annual classic car Cruise-In on Saturday, July 12, 2014! The Cruise In will be from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Valley Catholic High School, located at 4275 SW 148th Ave. Beaverton, OR and will be FREE to the community! Funds raised from the event will go to support The Salvation Army Veterans and Family Center on Farmington Road, who house and serve homeless veterans and their families. Classic cars, fire trucks, police cars, a SWAT car, motorcycles and military vehicles will be some of the featured vehicles. There will be activities for kids, a Blue Grass Band, car/bike trophies, prizes, and food at the event!

For the 3rd year in a row, the Veterans and Family Center has hosted this Cruise In for and with the Beaverton community, and it has really seen some positive response! "The response has been welcoming and encouraging," says Rick Stoller, Executive Director at the Veterans and Family Center. "One of our main goals when we moved to this building in 2011 was to build a relationship with the community and create a community for the veterans we serve. We're hosting this event so community members can show off their cars and support a great program hosted by Veterans and Families Shelter. We want people to have a good time while supporting our veterans."

The Veterans and Family Center serves veterans from all branches of the service, but what makes them unique is that they also serve the spouse and children of the veteran. The veterans and their families are now able to be a part of a community, together, which is something many of them have not experienced in many years.

This program has even been endorsed by USAF Retired Four Star General Merrill A. McPeak, who stated that:

"It has come to my attention that the Salvation Army's Veterans and Family Center in Beaverton, Oregon is the only program in the region that serves homeless veterans and their families, deals with issues that led to their homelessness, and assists in securing safe and permanent housing. The SAVFC is committed to helping veterans who have given much to their country.

I am pleased to endorse this program which is so committed to serving our homeless veterans and their families."

While funding for veterans programs is available, funding to extend services and housing to the veterans' family is a challenge, putting a strain on the Veterans and Family Center budget. However, despite the challenge, The Salvation Army considers it a privilege to serve veterans and their family members and is asking the community to support the Veterans and Family Center through this fundraising effort.

Do you have a car or bike you would like to register for this event?? Registrations received by July 1st are $15, and registrations made at the event are $20. For more information, contact Lynn at 503-780-4679.


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About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. The Salvation Army works in 126 countries worldwide. For more information, or to make a donation, visit us online at www.salvationarmyportland.org. People wishing to make monetary donations can do so by calling 503.238.GIVE (4483), (503) 794-3200, or by mail, The Salvation Army, 8495 SE Monterey Avenue, Happy Valley, OR 97086-7844.

Friend us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SalvationArmyPortland
07/11/14
Lost rafters reunited with family.
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/11/14
At approximately `1830 hours tonight the Clark County Sheriff's Office received a call for assistance from the parents of two lost rafters. The rafters, 10 and 12 year old boys, were last seen playing in the river at Lewisville Park with their families. When the parents could not locate the boys they called 911. The boys were not wearing life jackets. The Sheriff's Office responded and in partnership with Fire District 6 Technical Rescue Unit began the process of searching for the lost boys. Witness were located who reported seeing the boys leaving the river between Lewisville Park and Daybreak Park. At approximately 2130 the boys were located at a residence west of the Lewisville Hwy. The boys were uninjured and were reunited with their families.

The Sheriff's Office would like to remind everyone to make sure that anyone in or near water wear a personal floatation device and to make sure that children are supervised any time they are near water.
Hillsboro Police Investigate Burglary
Hillsboro Police Dept. - 07/11/14
Hillsboro Police and Washington County Tactical Team respond to a barricaded burglary suspect.

On 07-11-14 at 1:30 PM, Hillsboro police officers responded to 2905 SW Cornelius Pass Rd in Hillsboro at the report of a burglary suspect at the location. The witness reported that a male suspect had entered an apartment unit and had gained entry into another adjoining apartment by kicking a wall and gaining access through the attic area.

Once inside the suspect stole guns from the apartment and officers believe that he barricaded himself in the attic. Officers contained the area and evacuated people from the 4-plex-apartment bldg.
Due to the dangerous nature of the situation and the suspect's possession of weapons, the Washington County Tactical Negotiations Team and Crisis Intervention Unit were activated.

The tactical team responded and cleared the structure at about 8:30 PM and discovered that the suspect was not at the location and that he had fled prior to containment.

The suspect has not been identified and he remains at large. He is described as a white male in his early 20's.

No persons were injured during this incident.

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Fire restrictions tighten July 14 in NW Oregon districts
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/11/14
Northwest Oregon's forest protection districts, including the Astoria, Tillamook and Forest Grove districts, announced today that fire rules will tighten July 14 as a Regulated-Use closure goes into effect. The following restrictions on activities in the forest will apply starting Monday:

* Smoking is prohibited while traveling, except in closed vehicles on improved roads.

* Open fires are prohibited, including campfires, charcoal fires, cooking fires and warming fires, except at designated locations. Use of wood-burning devices, used in conjunction with temporary dwellings, including tents and trailers, is prohibited. Portable cooking stoves using liquefied or bottled fuels are allowed.

* Non-industrial use of chainsaws is prohibited, except as waived by the State Forester.

* Use of motor vehicles, including motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles, is prohibited, except on improved roads and designated areas.

* 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 operational 2-?1/2 pound or larger fire extinguisher.

* Use of fireworks is prohibited.

* Use of exploding targets is prohibited.

* Cutting, grinding and welding of metal is prohibited.

While northwestern Oregon typically experiences a later start to wildfire activity than the rest of the state, recent fires indicate it could be a long fire season in the region. On July 5, the Buck Mountain Fire burned 2-1/2 acres in a Douglas-fir plantation in a high-use recreation area. Hand crews, fire engines and other resources were required to put it out. The fire near the community of Scappoose is still under investigation but thought to be human caused. On July 8, a fire on the beach near the north coast town of Rockaway raced up a hillside and damaged four homes. And July 11, a mower sparked a five-acre blaze northwest of the community of Yamhill.

Waivers for Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) and non-industrial chainsaw use were approved again for the 2014 wildfire season. These allow Designated OHV trails to remain open, and the use of chainsaws to continue between the hours of 8 p.m. and 1 p.m. Copies of the waivers and OHV Regulated Use area map can be found at:
www.oregon.gov/ODF/Pages/field/tillamook/aboutTillamook.aspx
(Update w/ fire cause) PF&R crews pull two victims from SE Portland apartment fire (Photo)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 07/11/14
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The cause of this apartment fire has been determined to be abandoned/discarded smoking material.

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At 3:09am PF&R was dispatched to an apartment fire at 2530 SE 125th ave.
Fire crews found heavy fire showing from the windows of a 2nd story unit when they arrived. One of the 9-1-1 callers reported that she could not get out of her apartment and was on the phone with emergency dispatchers when firefighters arrived and rescued her and her 4 year old son.

While performing search and rescue operations, the crew of Truck 7 found an unconscious man inside the apartment. The crew immediately carried him outside for another fire crew to begin resuscitative efforts. Unfortunately, the 50yo man suffered severe burn injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The fire was contained to just the one apartment of the 8 unit complex, however, 5 residents were displaced due to extensive smoke damage and are currently being assisted by the Red Cross.

Because of the warm weather, two neighbors had windows open which allowed smoke to enter their apartments, activating their smoke alarms, and alerting them to the fire early, where they then took action to activate a fire alarm pull station alerting all other neighbors. Despite having a working smoke alarm in the designated sleeping area in the apartment where the fire began, the man was sleeping in a living area, not required to have smoke alarms.

Portland Fire & Rescue Chief Erin Janssens commended the fire crews quick actions for containing the fire to the apartment of origin and successful rescue of the occupants in the adjoining apartments where they were threatened from hot, toxic smoke and gases and fire spread. Our hearts go out to the family and friends of the fire victim. The quick response and actions of neighbors and our fire crews kept this fire from taking additional lives. Please be sure to have smoke alarms in any area you may sleep, including an occasional nap. Today's tragedy highlights the importance of prevention efforts and rapid response of highly trained crews to any emergency.

**photos provided by PF&R photographers Dick Harris and Greg Muhr


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Tualatin Police - Acting P.I.O.
Tualatin Police Dept. - 07/11/14
From Monday, July 14 through Wednesday, July 16, Lt. Greg Pickering will be the acting PIO for the Tualatin Police Department. Any media inquiries should be directed to him at either gpickering@ci.tualatin.or.us or on his cell phone at 503-572-7717.
Officers To Issue "Tickets" For Good Deeds
Tualatin Police Dept. - 07/11/14
School's out for summer, and kids in Tualatin may actually look forward to their next encounter with the "heat" this summer, thanks to 7-Eleven(R) stores' popular Operation Chill program that rewards positive behavior with a very cool treat.

Through Operation Chill(R), Tualatin Police officers can "ticket" youngsters caught in the act of doing good with Slurpee(R) beverage coupons. Appropriate "offenses" might include helping another person, deterring crime or participating in a positive activity in the community. Each coupon can be redeemed for a small Slurpee drink at participating 7-Eleven(R) stores.

Since the program's inception in 1995, more than 12.5 million Operation Chill coupons have been distributed to hundreds of law enforcement agencies across the country in the areas where 7-Eleven(R) operates stores. During 2014, approximately 1 million coupons will be issued nationally; most during the summer months and back-to-school season.

"This is a great opportunity for our police officers to interact with young people in a non-enforcement manner and to reinforce good behavior," says Tualatin Police Chief Kent Barker.

Operation Chill was developed by 7-Eleven(R) to positively reward and encourage good behavior by kids during the hot summer months, when there is often an increase in loitering, shoplifting and graffiti, and to support law enforcement agencies' community relations projects. The success and popularity of Operation Chill has resulted in the program being extended beyond the summer months to a year-round tool for local law enforcement officers to use during the school year as well.

Youngsters ticketed by the police will receive coupons good for a free small Slurpee(R), that can be redeemed at the Tualatin store, located at 6630 SW Nyberg Street. The semi-frozen carbonated beverage is a favorite with both young and old. More than half-million Slurpees(R) are purchased each day during the summer at 7-Eleven(R) stores across the country.
City of Beaverton Announces Street Overlays for July (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 07/11/14
Several streets will undergo a series of improvement projects through July. By being proactive and addressing streets that need attention, the city strives to protect the overall integrity and longevity of Beaverton's roads.
Several streets will undergo a series of improvement projects through July. By being proactive and addressing streets that need attention, the city strives to protect the overall integrity and longevity of Beaverton's roads.
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The City of Beaverton will oversee a series of road improvement projects through July. The city intends to complete the work as quickly as possible with minimal delays.

"Properly maintaining our streets keeps our city running smoothly," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "By being proactive and addressing streets that need attention, we can protect the overall structural integrity and longevity of our roads."

The following streets are affected:

July 14-17
* NW 180th Avenue - City limits to NW Dustin Lane
* NW Cambray Street - NW Walker Road to NW Cambray Place
* NW Dustin Lane - NW 180th Avenue to NW Cambray Street
* SW 150th Avenue - City limits to SW Walker Road

July 21-31
* SW 153rd Avenue - SW Davis Road to SW Brighton Way
* SW Kilchis Street - SW 153rd Avenue to SW 154th Place

All street maintenance will occur from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please contact Debbie Martisak at 503-350-4084 or dmartisak@BeavertonOregon.gov.

For all summer overlays, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/OverlaySchedule or to view a map, www.BeavertonOregon.gov/OverlayMap.

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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Health advisory lifted for water contact at D River, Heceta beaches
Oregon Health Authority - 07/11/14
July 11, 2014

Health advisory lifted for water contact at D River, Heceta beaches

Testing shows fecal bacteria levels have subsided

A public health advisory for contact with marine water at D River Beach, located in Lincoln County, and Heceta Beach in Lane County was lifted today by the Oregon Health Authority. The advisory was issued July 10 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.

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Chillin' in the 'Couv: Where to beat the heat when temperatures rise
City of Vancouver - 07/11/14
Temperatures are heating up, but Vancouver has cool places where residents of all ages can seek some relief. Here are some options where you can splash, learn or simply chill.

Visit Vancouver Parks and Recreation's community centers to cool off, meet up with friends or take part in programs to play, swim or get fit. Marshall Community Center is fully air conditioned. Most of the open areas at Firstenburg Community Center are ventilated with moving air, but are not air conditioned. For those age 55 and better, the Luepke Senior Center next to the Marshall community Center offers a variety of air-conditioned activities to beat the heat.

At both Firstenburg and Marshall, the Wi-Fi enabled lobby and game room areas are open to the public, free of charge. Fitness centers and pools are available to members or by paying a drop-in fee. Hours, schedules and other information can be found online at: www.vanparksrec.org (click on Community Centers at the top of the page).

Vancouver Public Works' Water Resources Education Center, along the Columbia River and waterfront trail, is an air-conditioned oasis for exploring our natural resources, from the aquaria to hands-on exhibits to toddler-size learning at Puddles Place. July 12 is also Second Saturday at the Water Center, a regular cool treat for families from 1-3 p.m. Admission to the Water Center and Second Saturday fun is free. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For Water Center information or directions, please see www.cityofvancouver.us/watercenter.

There are other air-conditioned options around Vancouver, too, including restaurants, theaters and shops, as well as Fort Vancouver Regional Library District locations.

The City of Vancouver reminds residents that during heat advisories it's important to stay hydrated. Where possible, stay indoors in an air-conditioned or cooled building.

If swimming outdoors, be aware of river temperatures and currents and take precautions to be safe, including the use of flotation devices. Please note that Clark County closed Vancouver Lake to wading and swimming on July 10 due to elevated levels of E. coli bacteria.

Children and pets should NEVER be left in a closed, parked vehicle for any time. Pet owners are also encouraged to provide cool shelter for animals and plenty of water. Please note that except for service animals, pets are not allowed in the community centers mentioned below.

Helpful hours and contact information for keeping cool:

Firstenburg Community Center
700 N.E. 136th Ave.
360-487-7001

Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 5:30 am - 9 pm
Friday: 5:30 am - 8 pm
Saturday: 8 am - 7 pm
Sunday: 12 pm - 6 pm

Marshall Community Center and Luepke Senior Center
1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd.
360-487-7100

Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 5:30 am - 9 pm
Friday: 5:30 am - 8 pm
Saturday: 7 am - 7 pm
Sunday: closed

Water Resources Education Center
4600 S.E. Columbia Way
360-487-7111

Hours:
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Saturday: Noon to 5 p.m.
Sunday: Closed
Hot, dry weather prompts No. Cascade District to tighten fire rules
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/11/14
Hot, dry weather has prompted the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) to tighten fire safety restrictions in the North Cascade District, which provides wildfire protection to private and public forestlands in Clackamas, Marion, northern Linn and eastern Multnomah counties. On July 11 a "Regulated-Use" closure went into effect, aimed at reducing the chance of fires starting from public activities in the forest.

The Regulated-Use closure bans the following activities:

- Smoking in the forest except in closed vehicles or buildings
- Campfires outside of designated campgrounds
- All open fires
- Use of motorized vehicles except on improved roads
- Use of fireworks
- Use of chainsaws

Mowing of tall dead or cured grass is allowed, but only before 1 p.m. or after 8 p.m.

The Regulated-Use closure requires forest users to carry a shovel with a minimum of a 26-inch handle and an 8-inch blade, and either one gallon of water or a 2-1/2 lb., ABC-rated fire extinguisher.

The North Cascade District declared fire season on July 2. The public is reminded that state law prohibits the use of tracer ammunition, exploding targets and sky lanterns in the forest during fire season.

Eleven fires have burned 420 acres in the district so far this year. The 10-year average is 14 fires burning just 30 acres.

Across the 16 million acres of private and public lands protected by ODF statewide, about 8,200 acres have burned to date - considerably ahead of the 10-year average of just 1,048 acres.
Five ways to beat the heat
Pacific Power - 07/11/14
Pacific Power media hotline: July 11, 2014
1-800-570-5838 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Five ways to beat the heat
Tips from Pacific Power to stay cool, use less energy and save money

PORTLAND, Ore. --With forecasts predicting triple-digit temperatures throughout the Northwest over the next week, Pacific Power wants to remind customers to stay safe and use these tips to beat the heat, use less energy and save money.

1. Be air conditioner smart
* Set your thermostat at 78 degrees. This will keep you comfortable and cooling your house below that temperature can increase your air conditioning bill as much as 8 percent.
* Don't turn off the air conditioner when you're gone; instead set it higher, at 85 degrees. That setting allows your air conditioner to use less electricity to cool the house than if the air conditioning has been off all day, but doesn't shut down altogether.
* Use an air conditioner timer; set it to start bringing your home's temperature from 85 degrees down to 78 degrees no more than 30 minutes before you get home.
* Replace air conditioner filters now, then once a month.
* Don't place lamps or televisions near the thermostat; they will impact its accuracy.
* Your air conditioner will operate most efficiently if you trim nearby foliage to allow adequate air flow around the unit.
* Don't block inside distribution vents with furniture or other objects.

2. Don't let the sun shine in
* On warm days, close blinds and drapes, especially in south-facing windows which allow in the most heat.

3. Open windows in the evening and circulate cool air
* Open windows in evening and early morning to let in cool air. Be aware, however, of any safety or security issues.
* Use fans to bring in and circulate cool air. Ceiling and window fans use less electricity than an air conditioner when the compressor is engaged. Running an air conditioner in fan-only mode can also be effective as outside temperature drop.

4. Reduce the heat inside
* Use heat-producing appliances like ovens, dishwashers and dryers in the early morning or late evening when temperatures are cooler.
* Grill outside or use a microwave or toaster oven. A toaster oven uses one-third to one-half as much energy as a regular oven and releases less heat into the home.
* Turn off heat-generating devices when not in use, including lamps, televisions and computers.

5. Think for the long term
* Plant deciduous trees to shade the south side of your house. Well-placed trees can reduce cooling needs as much as 20 percent, and an air conditioner operating in the shade can use as much as 10 percent less electricity.
* Insulate floors, walls and attics to keep cooler in summer and warmer in winter. Seal and insulate air conditioning ducts that run through unconditioned spaces.
* Get your air conditioner tuned up annually.
* Consider a new air conditioner and other appliances -- new models are more efficient and may lower your electric bill. Look for ENERGY STAR appliances.

For more information and tips, visit bewattsmart.com.

About Pacific Power
Pacific Power provides electric service to more than 730,000 customers in Oregon, Washington and California. The company works to meet growing energy demand while protecting and enhancing the environment. Pacific Power is part of PacifiCorp, one of the lowest-cost electricity producers in the United States, with almost 1.8 million customers in six western states Information about Pacific Power is available on the company's website, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages.
Non-Injury Commercial Truck Crash - Interstate 5 at Myrtle Creek (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/11/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Friday morning's non-injury commercial truck that partially blocked the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 at Myrtle Creek. Driver fatigue is being investigated as a contributing factor.

According to Lieutenant Doug Ladd, on July 11, 2014 at approximately 10:45 a.m., an International truck pulling a semi-trailer was traveling northbound on Interstate 5 in the right hand lane when it traveled onto the right shoulder and struck an impact attenuator at the top of exit 108. Several gallons of fuel spilled from the truck's tanks but were contained with barriers and absorbent materials placed by Myrtle Creek Fire Department firefighters.

The truck's driver, STANLEY DIGGS, age 58, from Jefferson, was not injured.

OSP troopers from the Roseburg Area Command office are investigating the crash. OSP was assisted at the scene by Myrtle Creek Police Department, Myrtle Creek Fire Department, and ODOT.

One northbound lane and the shoulder are still blocked. Traffic updates at TripCheck.com.

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Recreational Boaters Sought for Boat Oregon Advisory Teams
Oregon Marine Board - 07/11/14
The Oregon State Marine Board is seeking interested boaters to sit on one of four boating advisory teams to provide guidance to the agency on a variety of boating related issues. The Boar Oregon Advisory Teams (BOATs) will be comprised of 10-15 members from around the state, and will meet approximately twice a year and occasionally via teleconference/webinar depending on the volume of issues being discussed.

"Agency staff are routinely dealing with issues where we are seeking boater input to determine the range of options and select the best course of action to recommend to the Board," said Scott Brewen, Director of the Marine Board. "These ad hoc committees provide great input, and are particularly useful for geographic-specific issues, but for ongoing statewide topics, these are often difficult to set up and generally meet only once or twice for a specific issue. By having designated teams of interested boaters, we can have an ongoing dialogue about statewide boating issues as they develop and as we attempt to deal with them," Brewen added.

"These teams are informal in nature with the purpose of providing input and advice to staff. The teams are not decision-making bodies, and do not take the place of any Board deliberations or any formal hearings required for rulemaking," said Brewen. "Our goal is that the Boat Oregon Advisory Teams will represent recreational boaters who can tell us what they're experiencing out on the water and then provide agency staff with ideas on how the agency can best address their concerns."

The Marine Board is recruiting for members for the following Boat Oregon Advisory Teams:
* Cruising (includes yachting, sailing, and runabouts)
* Watersports (includes wakeboarding, waterskiing, towed devices, PWCs, sailboarding, and motorboat racing)
* Outdoor Sportsmen (anglers and hunters who use a boat for their activities)
* Paddlesports (team currently exists, however; new member recruitment will being in the summer of 2015)

Meeting timeframes may vary between two to four hours with the following structure:
* Topics will include boating trend analysis, potential safety issues, boater conflict discussions, national trends, and local issues relating to law enforcement, education and access
* Current issues -OSMB staff will provide updates on issues previously identified by boaters
* New issues identified by team members
* New issues identified by OSMB staff
* Each issue will be given a name and number for use as a tracking tool and to establish goals for team members and agency staff.

Meetings are open to the public and public interaction will be encouraged. Additionally, members will be asked to serve a two year term with the option of an additional two years if desired.

All of the meeting agendas, materials and minutes will be posted on the agency website (www.boatoregon.com) and public meetings calendar at www.data.oregon.gov.

If being a member of a Boat Oregon Advisory Team floats your boat, the Marine Board has an online application form available at www.oregon.gov/OSMB/Pages/BoatOregonAdvisoryTeams.aspx.
The digital application deadline is July 31, 2014 by 5 pm.
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Salem Police Serve Search Warrant On Tryon St (Photo)
Salem Police Dept. - 07/11/14
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Detectives from the Salem Police Department, assisted by the department's SWAT team, served a search warrant in the 400 block of Tryon St NE at about 4:00 this morning. Officers were following up on a shooting that occurred on July 4th in the 2500 block of Broadway NE. Richard Keith, 22 years of age, sustained a non-life threatening gunshot wound just after 7:00 PM on July 4th at the Somerset Apartments.

Taken into custody this morning in connection with the shooting was 41 year old Johnnie Garcia. He has been booked into the Marion County Correctional Facility on charges of Assault II, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Felon in Possession of Firearm.

Two other people were taken into custody at the Tryon St residence and booked into the Marion County Correctional Facility. Shatara Holmes, 28 years of age, was arrested on a warrant accusing her of Prostitution. Tamica Jones-Killion, 26 years of age, was arrested for a Parole Violation.

The residence was found to have no electricity or running water. The renter, 43 year old Angela Smith, was cited and released for Maintaining a Public Nuisance. The city's Compliance Services responded and posted the dwelling uninhabitable.

Anyone with information about the July 4th shooting is asked to telephone Detective Corporal Jake Burke at (503)540-2463.
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Two Women Arrested With Drugs and As Part Of Possible Organized Retail Theft Operation (Photo)
Lake Oswego Police Dept. - 07/11/14
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LAKE OSWEGO - On July 9, 2014, Lake Oswego Police Officers arrested two northeast Portland women, Carmen Genevieve Young (DOB: 02/18/78) and Victoria Jean Brown (DOB: 12/28/65), for Theft II, PCS-Meth, PCS-Heroin and PCS-Cocaine. Carmen Young was also charged with 4 counts of probation violation, and the pair are suspected of being a part of an organized retail theft operation.

The original report was generated from Sur La Table, at 390 N. State Street, whose employees observed the two suspects stealing items while in the store and called police. The two suspects were found in possession of the aforementioned drugs and stolen property from Sur La Table. Officers also seized numerous bags of what they believed to be more stolen property totaling more than $2,000.

Officers are still investigating the possibility of this incident being a part of a larger organized retail theft operation affecting numerous retail stores around the Portland Metro area.

Photos of the suspects and evidence can be seen on our Twitter feed (@LOPolice) or on our website at www.ci.oswego.or.us/police.

If you have any further inquiries or information about this case or related cases, please contact Sergeant Tom Hamann at (503) 635-0238.

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Attached Media Files: Drug Evidence , Recovered Stolen Items , Victoria J. Brown (DOB: 12/28/65) , Carmen G. Young (DOB: 2/18/78)
Sheriff Concerned About Calls
Polk Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/11/14
Polk County Sheriff Bob Wolfe continues to express concern regarding the ability of his agency to handle calls and provide back up to local agencies due to loss of staff and budget reductions. Sheriff Bob Wolfe stated, "Since July of last year we have lost several experienced deputies and reduced our patrol hours to just 10 hours per day in March of this year"

Staffing levels for the patrol division on July 1, of this year is now at 6 deputies and 3 sergeants. Last year at this time we had 14 deputies and 4 sergeants. In the last twelve months the sheriff's office has eliminated a forestry patrol deputy, one patrol sergeant, four contract deputies assigned to Grand Ronde, along with the retirement of a 22 year veteran deputy and two additional deputies cut from the budget beginning July 1st.

Between March 29th and June 30th there have been 485 calls from citizens requesting a deputy to respond during the hours in which no deputies are on duty. The calls range from domestic disturbances to reckless drivers on the highways. On July 6th a domestic resulted in Yamhill County Sheriff's Office having to detain a male subject who was shooting a firearm, setting off fireworks in his house that caught the house on fire while intoxicated. At the request of Yamhill County a patrol sergeant was called out of bed to come to the scene and take custody of this subject who was lodged in Polk County Jail.

"We appreciate Yamhill County responding to stabilize this serious situation and understand this tied up multiple deputies while they waited for my sergeant to get up, get dressed and respond from his home", stated Sheriff Bob Wolfe. This is a perfect example of the impacts of a delayed response to serious situations. Over the last week dispatchers have called patrol sergeants out of bed to respond to domestics and fights, several involving firearms. The potential for things to go really bad on these delayed calls continues to increase as responding deputies have to wake up, get the details, get dressed then drive with lights and siren to the scene.

Next week, another deputy will be leaving to accept a position with the Marion County Sheriff's Office. "This is bittersweet, we are happy for him, but we lose another deputy with 10 years of experience to another agency because unless stabilized funding is established, more lay-offs will occur one year from now" stated Sheriff Bob Wolfe.

A noticeable change with less hours of patrol coverage and less deputies has been a 30% reduction in warrants being served. "I know for a fact some citizens are not calling us about problems they are having because they know we are short handed. This is not good because this only allows individuals intent on committing crimes to feel more confident they will not be caught" stated Sheriff Bob Wolfe

This week Polk County Sheriff's Office investigates a drive by shooting, something not common in Polk County with limited resources and only during the 10 hours a day that deputies are on duty along with handling other calls.
Two individuals arrested in the death of a newborn child
Portland Police Bureau - 07/11/14
Early this morning, July 11, 2014, at 3:36 a.m., North Precinct officers arrested Sarah Mangus, a 29-year-old female, and Jamie Mangus, a 34 year-old male, on charges of Murder by Abuse and Manslaughter I. The couple had been indicted earlier in July in connection with the April 12, 2014 death of Krystal Mangus, a newborn female.

The incidents stems for an April 12, 2014 call for police to assist medical units for a baby that was not breathing, in the 8000 Block of North Newman. Officers arrived and request Portland Police Homicide detectives respond to assist with the investigation.

Homicide detectives were able to determine that the child had been born in an apartment in the North Portland and had not received medical attention. This week the case was presented to a Multnomah County Grand Jury and the couple was indicted for case was presented and the couple indicted on the charges listed above.

This investigation is ongoing.

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Friends of the Carpenter Statement on Duplex Fire, Passing of Staff Member Frank Jennings
Friends of the Carpenter - 07/11/14
Vancouver, WA - Below is a statement from Friends of the Carpenter regarding the tragic fire that occurred in a duplex in Vancouver's Fruit Valley neighborhood which took the life of FOC staff member Frank Jennings.

"Today, we mourn the loss of our good friend Frank William 'Bill' Jennings. Bill was a long time member of the Friends of the Carpenter family, serving as Yard Coordinator for five years starting in 2005. He spent the last 4 and ?1/2 years as our Office Assistant on the Friends of the Carpenter staff. In addition, he also served as our Liaison to Homeless Court and as the Chair of our Annual Auction Procurement Committee, a role he excelled in filling.

"Bill was a man of deep faith, a loving husband and father and grandfather, who always saw the best in people and who was always there to lend a helping hand and offer you one of his gentle bear hugs. His kind and loving smile was always guaranteed to light up any room he entered. Bill could always be counted on to do whatever anyone asked of him - a ride somewhere, house-sitting, or just a sympathetic ear when you needed someone to talk to.

"No words can possibly express the sorrow and sadness we feel for this most devastating loss. Our prayers and condolences are with Bill's family during the difficult time. Memorial arrangements are pending.

"Circumstances regarding the fire in which Bill perished are still under investigation. We ask that any questions related to the fire be directed to Deputy Fire Marshal Zane Norris at the Vancouver Fire Department (360) 487-7240.

In God's Peace,

Tom Iberle
Executive Director
Friends of the Carpenter
Annual Vancouver Fire Fighter's 'Fire in the Park,' Cruisin' the Gut to Benefit Share
Share - 07/11/14
Vancouver, WA - Sat. July 19 features two community events to benefit Share: The Vancouver Fire Fighters Union will host its 6th annual Fire in the Park, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Esther Short Park; Cruisin' the Gut will once take over Main Street, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Both events are free to attend.

"We'd like to thank the Vancouver Fire Fighters Union and Cruisin' the Gut for once again partnering with Share," said Diane McWithey, Executive Director of Share. "Both events focus on bringing individuals, families and the community together for a day of fun, while benefitting a good cause. Downtown Vancouver is the place to be on July 19 - we hope to see you there."

Fire in the Park activities include: fire fighter competition, fire apparatus display and children's event area, which features a Kids Safety Pentathlon. Learn more at: fireinthepark.com.

Cruisin' the Gut activities include: Drag Cars: 12th & Main, Motorcycle Roundup: 9th & Main and Turtle Place (7th & Main): Show cars & live music. Learn more about: cruisinthegut.com.

Attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable food donations for Share; donations can be dropped off in three locations: just north of Dairy Queen, the lot at 16th & Main or 7th & Main (Turtle Place). And, from now until the event, food can be donated at the following Les Schwab stores: Woodland, East Vancouver, Cascade Park, Andresen, Hazel Dell, Orchards, Battleground & Camas (lesschwab.com for addresses).

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 83 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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With summer temperatures expected to soar this week, PGE offers simple tips to stay cool and save energy
PGE - 07/11/14
Portland, Ore. - More than 80 percent of Portland General Electric's residential customers have air conditioning to help them seek solace from summer heat. While AC units keep homes cool, they use additional electricity, increasing energy bills. Fortunately, there are many ways to reduce the cost of keeping cool as temperatures rise or staying cool without the aid of an air conditioner. Customers can stay cool and trim summer electricity use by following these easy tips:

* Open windows (upper stories are the safest) when it's cool outside (at nights and early in the morning). Monitor outside temperatures; when it's warming up and approaching 75 to 80 degrees, close windows and use an indoor fan (portable or ceiling). When the temperature inside your home becomes too warm, you may want to turn on the AC to keep cool.

* Setting the central air thermostat to 75 degrees (instead of 70 degrees) results in an estimated energy savings of 115 kilowatt-hours (kwh) per month and an estimated monthly savings of approximately $11.

* If the temperatures stay relatively mild during the day, cooling with outside air may be all your home needs to stay comfortable.

* Close curtains on sun-facing windows. Awnings help shade windows that face the sun, too. Use white window shades, drapes or blinds to reflect heat away from the house.

* When cooling the whole house with an AC, be sure to keep all windows and doors closed. When cooling a single room with a window AC, be sure to close all windows and doors in that room to keep the unit running more efficiently; open windows and doors in other parts of the house to take advantage of cool breezes. Be sure to dress as coolly as possible: shorts, short sleeves, sandals (no socks), etc.

* When using AC, avoid cooking with a stove or conventional oven as heat from these appliances reduces the ability of the unit to cool your house; instead use a microwave or barbecue outdoors.

* Consider turning off the air conditioning and running a portable window fan overnight for 12 hours instead; for an average home with air conditioning, this results in an estimated energy savings of 335 kwh per month and an estimated monthly savings of approximately $32.

Here are a few tips to keep an air conditioner running effectively:

* Bigger doesn't necessarily mean cooler when it comes to room air conditioners. In fact, a unit that is too large for the room operates less efficiently than one that is properly sized.

* Don't switch the unit off and on. Window units work best when left to run for long periods.

* Don't keep the unit running at the coldest setting. Set the thermostat as high as is comfortable.

* Don't put lamps or TVs that emit heat near the air conditioner thermostat.

* Use interior fans to circulate cooled air more effectively through the house.

* Clean or change furnace/air conditioner filter every three months.

* Seal leaks in heating/air conditioning ducts (insulate ducts where necessary).

Other money-saving tips for your home:

* Keep refrigerators and freezers full. Fill freezers with plastic milk jugs full of water if needed (they make great ice blocks for picnic coolers, too). Full refrigerators and freezers are more efficient because the capacity for warm air to enter is reduced, eliminating the need for the unit to cool that warm air. Keep refrigerator doors closed as much as possible.

* Turn up refrigerator thermostat from 32 to 37 degrees. This cuts energy use in the average home by 9 kwh per month.

* Replace incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs. Swapping out 16 bulbs could reduce usage by 90 kwh per month and save an estimated $8.50 a month.

* Decrease hot tub thermostat from 105 degrees to 80 degrees. Typical savings is 20 kwh per month.

Customers who are shopping for new forced-air systems are encouraged to compare energy costs; look for Energy Star(R) logos on the most efficient models and then compare costs, which are located on the yellow EnergyGuide(R) labels.

Those who are thinking about installing air conditioners should also consider heat pumps. According to PGE Energy Specialists, an energy-efficient heat pump is the most efficient way to heat and cool your home. Residents stay comfortable year-round and use up to 40 percent less electricity to heat their homes. In the summer, a heat pump operates as an air conditioner, collecting heat from the air in your home and sending it outside. In the winter, the process is reversed. The heat pump collects heat from outdoor air and pumps it inside to warm your home.

When buying central air conditioning systems or heat pumps, customers should be sure to get the right sizes for their homes. For assistance, contact a PGE Energy Services representative at 800-722-9287 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays or visit PortlandGeneral.com/Energy.

About Portland General Electric Company: Portland General Electric, headquartered in Portland, Ore., is a fully integrated electric utility that serves approximately 838,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Oregon. Visit our website at PortlandGeneral.com.

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142nd Fighter Wing conducts dissimilar air combat training (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 07/11/14
An Oregon Air National Guard F-15 from the 142nd Fighter Wing takes off at the Portland Air National Guard Base.
An Oregon Air National Guard F-15 from the 142nd Fighter Wing takes off at the Portland Air National Guard Base.
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PORTLAND, Ore. - The Oregon Air National Guard's 142nd Fighter Wing is hosting F-18 Hornets from Lemoore Naval Air Station to conduct dissimilar air combat training, July 14-18. Flights will launch daily after 7 a.m. and will conclude before 4 p.m.

Dissimilar air combat training provides realistic combat scenarios and opportunities to hone advanced aerial tactics that may be used against potential adversaries.

The 142nd Fighter Wing is tasked under the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) to defend the skies over the Pacific Northwest. Since September 11, 2001, the Wing has flown more than 48,000 hours in support of this mission.


Attached Media Files: An Oregon Air National Guard F-15 from the 142nd Fighter Wing takes off at the Portland Air National Guard Base.
Update #2: Name Released - Serious Injury Bicycle-Involved Crash - Highway 211 near Molalla (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/11/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Thursday's serious injury bicycle-involved crash that occurred along Highway 211 just east of Molalla. Initial investigation indicates alcohol is a possible contributing factor for the injured bicyclist. The bicyclist's name is released in this update. His injuries are not life threatening.

On July 10, 2014 at approximately 7:40 a.m., DANIEL LAWRENCE NYBERG, age 44, was riding a bicycle westbound on Highway 211 near S. Vaughan Road when he suddenly turned left into the path of a westbound 2005 Toyota pickup approaching from behind. The pickup's driver, VICTOR MAXFIELD, age 32, from Molalla, wasn't able to avoid the bicyclist and struck him.

NYBERG was transported from the scene by LifeFlight to Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). NYBERG is believed to live in the Molalla area and has previously resided in Portland. He was not wearing a protective helmet. The hospital and lead investigator, Sergeant Jason Lindland, haven't been able to reach any family members to notify them where he is being treated at.

MAXFIELD was not injured.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Molalla Police Department, Molalla Rural Fire Protection District, and ODOT. The highway was closed for about 45 minutes.

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State fire marshal encourages fire safety with outdoor cooking (Photo)
Oregon State Fire Marshal - 07/11/14
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With the onset of warmer weather many people will be taking their cooking outdoors prompting Interim State Fire Marshal Jim Walker to urge Oregonians to be fire safe during barbecues and cookouts to avoid tragedy during summer activities. From 2009 through 2013, there were 215 outdoor cooking-related fires in Oregon, resulting in 11 injuries and more than $3.8 million in property loss.

"Cooking outdoors is a nice way to enjoy Oregon's wonderful summers with family and friends, and following a few basic outdoor cooking fire safety tips will help keep it safe," says Walker.

The Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal offers the following safety tips:
* Only use barbecue grills, smokers and turkey fryers outdoors. Using them indoors or in any enclosed space (e.g. garage) poses a fire hazard and exposes you and your family to deadly gases.
* Keep the grill, smoker, or turkey fryer away from siding, deck railings, and out from under eaves or overhanging branches according to the manufacturer's instructions.
* Grills, smokers, and turkey fryers should never be used on a porch or balcony; including any porch or balcony on an upper level of a building.
* Keep three-foot safe zone around your grill. This will keep kids and pets safe.
* Periodically remove grease or fat buildup from catch trays to prevent it from being ignited by a hot grill.
* Never leave the grill, smoker, or turkey fryer unattended.
* For propane grills, make sure to check the propane cylinder hose for leaks. A light soap and water solution applied to the hose will reveal escaping propane quickly by releasing bubbles.
* Only use proper starter fluid for charcoal grills. Store the charcoal starter fluid out of the reach of children and away from heat sources.
* Never add charcoal starter fluid to coals or kindling that has already been ignited.

"Also, make sure you dispose of ashes properly," says Walker. "Even though ashes may feel cool to the touch, treat them as if they are hot. Soak them with water and place them in a metal container with a tight fitting lid. Store the container away from things that can burn and do not leave it on a wooden deck."

You can download the OSFM grilling safety card on our website at: http://www.oregon.gov/osp/SFM/docs/Comm_Ed/2012_SA/1141361_outdoor_cooking_WEB.pdf

There are more resources such as a grilling safety infographic, tip sheet, video, and national data on grill related fires available on the NFPA website at: http://www.nfpa.org/safety-information/for-consumers/outdoors/grilling

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3rd Annual Cruise-In Benefitting Homeless Veterans Tomorrow 7/12 in Beaverton - FREE!!
The Salvation Army Portland Metro - 07/11/14
WHO: The Salvation Army, Veterans

WHAT: Start your engines!! The Salvation Army Veterans and Family Center is hosting its 3rd annual classic car Cruise-In! Funds raised from the event will go to support The Salvation Army Veterans and Family Center, the only known transitional housing centers providing services to both the veteran and their family in the area. Classic cars, fire trucks, police cars, a SWAT car, motorcycles and military vehicles will be some of the featured vehicles. There will be activities for kids, a Blue Grass Band, car/bike trophies, prizes, and food at the event!

WHEN: Saturday, July 12, 2014 from 10:00AM - 3:00PM

WHERE: Valley Catholic High School, located at 4275 SW 148th Ave. Beaverton, OR

WHY: "One of our main goals when we moved to this building in 2011 was to build a relationship with the community and create a community for the veterans we serve," says Rick Stoller, Executive Director at The Salvation Army Veterans and Family Center. "We're hosting this event so community members can show off their cars and support a great program hosted by Veterans and Families Center. We want people to have a good time while supporting our veterans." This is a fun way for the Veterans and Family Center to engage with the community that has been so beneficial to its clients. This unique program that serves both the veteran and their family offers these families the opportunity to be a part of a community, together as a family unit, which is something many of them have not experienced in many years.

COST:
To register a car or bike: $15 if registered by July 1st / $20 if registered day of the event

FREE for spectators!!

CONTACT:
For media inquiries: Teresa Steinmetz, Director of Communications & Marketing/ 503-794-3283 or 971-219-3226 or Teresa.Steinmetz@usw.salvationarmy.org.

For event information or how to register a car or bike: Lynn at 503-780-4679.


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Veterans Cruise-In To Beaverton With Antique Cars

(Beaverton, Oregon) June 24, 2014 - Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines and make your way to the 3rd annual classic car Cruise-In on Saturday, July 12, 2014! The Cruise In will be from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Valley Catholic High School, located at 4275 SW 148th Ave. Beaverton, OR and will be FREE to the community! Funds raised from the event will go to support The Salvation Army Veterans and Family Center on Farmington Road, who house and serve homeless veterans and their families. Classic cars, fire trucks, police cars, a SWAT car, motorcycles and military vehicles will be some of the featured vehicles. There will be activities for kids, a Blue Grass Band, car/bike trophies, prizes, and food at the event!

For the 3rd year in a row, the Veterans and Family Center has hosted this Cruise In for and with the Beaverton community, and it has really seen some positive response! "The response has been welcoming and encouraging," says Rick Stoller, Executive Director at the Veterans and Family Center. "One of our main goals when we moved to this building in 2011 was to build a relationship with the community and create a community for the veterans we serve. We're hosting this event so community members can show off their cars and support a great program hosted by Veterans and Families Shelter. We want people to have a good time while supporting our veterans."

The Veterans and Family Center serves veterans from all branches of the service, but what makes them unique is that they also serve the spouse and children of the veteran. The veterans and their families are now able to be a part of a community, together, which is something many of them have not experienced in many years.

This program has even been endorsed by USAF Retired Four Star General Merrill A. McPeak, who stated that:

"It has come to my attention that the Salvation Army's Veterans and Family Center in Beaverton, Oregon is the only program in the region that serves homeless veterans and their families, deals with issues that led to their homelessness, and assists in securing safe and permanent housing. The SAVFC is committed to helping veterans who have given much to their country.

I am pleased to endorse this program which is so committed to serving our homeless veterans and their families."

While funding for veterans programs is available, funding to extend services and housing to the veterans' family is a challenge, putting a strain on the Veterans and Family Center budget. However, despite the challenge, The Salvation Army considers it a privilege to serve veterans and their family members and is asking the community to support the Veterans and Family Center through this fundraising effort.

Do you have a car or bike you would like to register for this event?? Registrations received by July 1st are $15, and registrations made at the event are $20. For more information, contact Lynn at 503-780-4679.


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About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. The Salvation Army works in 126 countries worldwide. For more information, or to make a donation, visit us online at www.salvationarmyportland.org. People wishing to make monetary donations can do so by calling 503.238.GIVE (4483), (503) 794-3200, or by mail, The Salvation Army, 8495 SE Monterey Avenue, Happy Valley, OR 97086-7844.

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Wells Fargo reports $5.7 billion in net income
Wells Fargo - 07/11/14
SAN FRANCISCO -- Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) reported net income of $5.7 billion, or $1.01 per diluted common share, for second quarter 2014, up from $5.5 billion, or $0.98 per share, for second quarter 2013. For the first six months of 2014, net income was $11.6 billion, or $2.06 per share, up from $10.7 billion, or $1.90 per share, for the same period in 2013.

The full news release is posted at wellsfargo.com.

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Red Cross Continues Assistance at Portland Apartment Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/11/14
The American Red Cross Cascades Region continues to assist residents affected by a multi-unit residential fire in the 2500 block of SE 125th Avenue in Portland, Multnomah County.

An eight-person Disaster Action Team is assisting nine adults and two children with lodging, food, clothing and other immediate emergency assistance as needed. The team is also providing information on disaster health and disaster mental health services.
PIO for 07/11 & 07/12
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/11/14
Sgt Baldridge will be off for the next two days. To reach a PIO please dial the PIO line at 503-584-MCSO (6276). Thanks and have a great weekend.
07/10/14
Red Cross Assisting Vancouver Family After Residential Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/10/14
The American Red Cross Cascades Region is assisting two adults and two children affected by a residential fire July 10 in the 9000 block of NE 6th Street in Vancouver, Clark County, Wash.

The Red Cross provided food, clothing, shoes, comfort kits, and information about disaster health services and disaster mental health.
Red Cross Responds to House Fires in Washington and Lane Counties
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/10/14
Shortly after 4 p.m. today Red Cross volunteers responded to a disaster in the 6900 block of 195th Avenue in Aloha, Oregon. This single-family fire affected three adults. Red Cross provided lodging, food, clothing, shoes, comfort kits, and information about disaster mental health and disaster health services.

Earlier in the afternoon, Red Cross disaster action team volunteers also responded to a house fire in the 82000 block of Minnick Road in Dexter, Oregon. This fire affected three adults and one child. Red Cross provided lodging, food, comfort kits, and information about disaster mental health and disaster health services.
Volunteer firefighter retires after 25 years of service
Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue - 07/10/14
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Kelso- Bryan Christiansen will retire after 25 years serving the community as a volunteer firefighter for Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue. Bryan started in April of 1989 at Cowlitz 2’s Columbia Heights station (station 23). Christiansen was recruited by a friend who was already with the department. Bryan was trained in first aid/CPR, wildland firefighting and structural fire suppression. He also served as a training officer. A retirement party will be held at the Columbia Heights station, 918 Nevada Drive in Longview, July 16th at 7pm. Refreshments will be available.

Bryan comments on his time with Cowlitz 2, “I sure liked going on wildland fires. The Lake Chelan fires in 1993 and 1994 were exciting. I am going to miss the crews I worked with at the department. The relationships I’ve built are strong. I enjoyed my time helping others.”

Christiansen moved to the Longview/Kelso area from The Dalles in 1976. He is married to his wife Keri and has two adult children. He plans on using his extra spare time in his yard, camping with his family, and riding his ATV.


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Willamette Humane Society presents Applause for Paws, An Evening of Comedy Featuring Police Academy's Michael Winslow (Photo)
Willamette Humane Society - 07/10/14
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(Salem, OR)-- Applause for Paws is an annual night of comedy benefiting Willamette Humane Society, featuring the talents of voice impersonator and sound-effects king Michael Winslow (Spaceballs, Police Academy) and musical funny-man Michael Jenkins.

Applause for Paws takes place on Wednesday, July 16, at the Historic Grand Theatre, located at 191 High St NE in downtown Salem. Doors open at 6:30 and the show begins at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $25, general admission, and can be purchased online at whs4pets.org or at the door.

Come prepared for sidesplitting laughs and unpredictable sound effects from Michael Winslow, known for his signature role as Larvell Jones in the Police Academy series, and as the zany radar technician in Mel Brooks' Spaceballs. Whether it's a barking dog, a purring cat, a violin, or a distorted electric guitar, the sound is all coming from Michael Winslow's creative mouth!

Willamette Humane Society Development Coordinator Meredith Kuhl is excited for the energy the performers will bring to this year's event. "Having grown up in the 80's, Michael Winslow is a legendary comedy figure for me, and I can't wait to relive the old material with his new flare in a live performance," said Kuhl. In this vein of 80's nostalgia, Applause for Paws is sponsored in part by The Coin Jam Arcade & Grill, which will host the before and after party at its location at 439 Court St, just around the corner from the Grand Theatre downtown.

Applause for Paws is in its second year benefiting the dogs and cat at Salem's Willamette Humane Society. The inaugural event welcomed regional comedy greats Dave Anderson, Dwight Slade, Stacey Hallal, and Susan Rice in 2013.

Capitol Subaru and Valley Credit Union are gold sponsors of Applause for Paws, and they invite all to support the cause of homeless dogs and cats at Salem's signature comedy charity event. They are joined by silver sponsors Salem Electric, Innerhealth Clinic & Spa, The Grand Hotel, KBZY, and Coin Jam Arcade.

More information about Applause for Paws can be found online at whs4pets.org, on Willamette Humane Society's facebook page, or by calling 503-585-5900 ext. 304. Michael Winslow comedy material can be found at michaelwinslow.net.




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.


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Correction: Health advisory lifted for water contact at Harris State Park Beach and Mill Beach
Oregon Health Authority - 07/10/14
July 10, 2014

Media contacts: Jonathan Modie, Oregon Public Health Division, 971-246-9139, 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 Harris State Park Beach and Mill Beach

Testing shows fecal bacteria levels have subsided

A public health advisory for contact with marine water at Harris State Park Beach and Mill Beach, both located in Curry County, was lifted today by the Oregon Health Authority. The advisory was issued June 26 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 for water contact. 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 recreational activities at all Oregon beaches, suggesting only that water contact be avoided when advisories are in effect.

Since 2003, state officials have used a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant to monitor popular Oregon beaches and make timely reports to the public about elevated levels of fecal bacteria. Oregon state agencies participating in this program are Oregon Health Authority, 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 the program's website at www.healthoregon.org/beach; also contact the Oregon Public Health toll-free information line at 1-877-290-6767.

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Salem police officers to carry Special Olympics Flame of Hope through town
Salem Police Dept. - 07/10/14
Members of the Salem Police Department will be participating in the Oregon Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run that is passing through Salem, Friday, July 11, 2014 according to Officer Brian Frazzini who is coordinating the Salem Police Department's participation.

The Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch, known as the Flame of Hope, will be carried through Salem by a squad of police officers and cadets as it makes its way to Newberg, Oregon for the June 12 opening of the Special Olympics Summer Games. The torch is carried across the state before the summer games to raise awareness of the Special Olympics Oregon's year-round sports training and athletic competitions for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Each year, a caravan of vehicles and motorcycles accompany the runners as they make their way on the 11-mile route through town. (See route details below.) To cheer on the officer-runner, Special Olympians from the Marion County Chapter of Special Olympics will be in the caravan riding in a van. Some Special Olympians will be running a portion of the route from city hall to the Union Street Pedestrian Bridge.

The Salem Police Department will be posting social media updates (Twitter: @salem_police and Facebook: SalemPoliceDept) throughout the event. Follow along and use the hashtag #SPDTorchRun to ask question or to track posts.

Route:
The approximate 11-mile route begins (at approximately 10:30 a.m.) on the south side of town (Delaney Road Park & Ride) as the torch is handed to the Salem Police Department by runners representing the Marion County Sheriff's Office. The run will continue north on Commercial Street to Liberty Street, and to city hall(555 Liberty St. SE) for a brief stop (at approximately 12:15 p.m.) where additional officers will join the parade of runners. The group will proceed north on Liberty Street, west on Chemeketa St. to Front St., and on toward the Union Street Pedestrian Bridge into West Salem and to the Brush College Park & Ride where the torch will be passed to the Oregon State Police runners.

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Saturday, August 16, 2014 Board Retreat Meeting Agenda
Parkrose Sch. Dist. - 07/10/14
The Parkrose Board of Education of School District No. 3, Multnomah County, Oregon, will convene for their annual Board Retreat Meeting on Saturday, August 16, 2014 in the home of Board Member Mary Lu Baetkey, 10506 NE Beech, Portland, Oregon 97220 at the hour of 8:00 a.m. The board and superintendent will be goal setting for 2014-2015. The agenda is posted on the Parkrose School District Website at https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicHome.aspx?ak=1000205.
Monday, July 14, 2014 Executive & Organizational Board Meeting Agenda
Parkrose Sch. Dist. - 07/10/14
The Parkrose Board of Education of School District No. 3, Multnomah County, Oregon, will convene in a Executive Session & Organizational Board Meeting on Monday, July 14, 2014 in the Boardroom at the Parkrose District Office located at 10636 NE Prescott St., Portland, Oregon at the hour of 5:00 p.m. The Board will hear presentations by Mount Hood Cable Regulatory Commission and Chartwells Nutrition Service. The Board will elect a Chair and Vice Chair for 2014-2015 and take action on many annual organizational business items. The Board will also take action on items including: Consent Agenda, Executive Director Contract and Superintendent Compensation. The agenda is posted on the Parkrose School District Website at https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicHome.aspx?ak=1000205
Please Note: BoardBook will be unavailable for several hours on Sunday, July 13 while they install new features and a software update that will fix issues with using Internet Explorer 11. Downtime is Sunday, July 13 from 3:00 p.m. CDT until 9:00 p.m. CDT
Portland Fire & Rescue responds to SE Portland Residential Structure Fire; one resident displaced
Portland Fire & Rescue - 07/10/14
Portland Fire & Rescue responded early this afternoon to a residential structure fire at 4023 SE 50th Avenue.

The first crew to arrive encountered heavy smoke and fire coming from the front if the single-story home.

Engine 25 assumed command and performed fire attack as firefighters from additional companies completed primary and secondary searches of the home, secured utilities, and protected adjacent property.

Reports of hoarding have not been confirmed; however, as a result of these warnings firefighters were forced to operate with extreme caution.

One resident was displaced by this fire--volunteers have helped the occupant to make living arrangements.

No injuries to civilians or firefighters resulted from this fire.

A fire investigator is on scene. Fire cause and damage estimate are pending and will be released as each becomes available.
Salem Police Investigating UGM Fire
Salem Police Dept. - 07/10/14
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The fire occurred Wednesday morning.

The Salem Police Department, along with the Salem Fire Department, is investigating a suspicious fire at the Union Gospel Mission Thrift Store, 885 Commercial St NE, which was discovered just after 3:00 AM Wednesday. The fire ultimately went to three-alarms. Police are waiting for laboratory analysis of evidence collected; however, there were indications the fire may have been deliberately set. Anyone with information concerning the fire is asked to telephone Detective Adam Bello at (503)540-2355.
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$200,000 in Arts Learning grants awarded to 24 arts organizations; Grants support residencies, teacher training and classes
Oregon Arts Commission - 07/10/14
A total of 24 Oregon arts organizations have received $200,000 in 2015 Arts Learning grants to support arts education projects across the state. The grants were approved at the June 27 Oregon Arts Commission meeting, held at Newberg's Chehalem Cultural Center.

The grants range from $4,200, to Columbia Gorge Arts in Education for a year-long fashion and sports equipment design class at Hood River Valley High School, to $12,000, for "The Geography of We: Humans, Wildlife and The Habitats We Share," a Caldera project providing 430 underserved students with intensive, year-long instruction in transmedia arts. Other grant projects include $5,100 to the Ross Ragland Theatre to restore performing arts instruction for second through fourth graders in the Klamath County School District and $7,700 to the Portland Children's Museum to expand its arts learning partnership with the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization.

"The variety of grant requests and projects demonstrates the capacity of art to help students learn," said Deborah Vaughn, the Arts Commission's arts education coordinator. "We applaud the creativity and collaboration behind this year's applications, and are confident that the lives of thousands of students will be enriched as a result."

Arts Learning grants are designed to: support projects that expand opportunities for K-12 students to learn in and through the arts; respond to an arts education issue; provide professional development opportunities to teaching artists, teachers and administrators; promote the arts as integral to a comprehensive education; embed meaningful evaluation practices in the project design; and include sustained and substantive interactions with students over time.
Grant applications are evaluated based on project quality and scope, project preparation and evaluation of student learning.
Organizations receiving 2015 Arts Learning grants, and their project descriptions, are:
Architecture Foundation of Oregon, Portland - $5,700
To support an architects-in-residence program for third through fifth grade students comprised of teacher/architect training and residency preparation, six-weeks of professional architect involvement in the classroom and a public exhibit of student work.

Caldera, Portland - $12,000
To support "The Geography of We: Humans, Wildlife, and The Habitats We Share," providing 430 underserved students with intensive, year-long instruction in transmedia arts. Students will receive instruction in storytelling techniques that range from traditional forms to cutting-edge digital media.

Columbia Gorge Arts in Education, Hood River - $4,200
To support the Design Arts Project, bringing professional artists in the field of fashion and sports equipment design into Hood River Valley High School to work directly with students during a year-long design class.

Eugene Springfield Youth Orchestras, Eugene - $8,800
To support an after-school, sequential music program that includes in-school enrichment activities, a curriculum aligned with in-school initiatives and intensity of instruction.

High Desert Museum, Bend - $11,500
To support a year-long arts education program culminating in an exhibition at the Museum. An art educator will work in the schools, providing curriculum, materials and instruction.

Hollywood Theatre, Portland - $11,500
To support an increase of the capacity of education programs at Open Meadow Middle school (OMMS) by building out an unused classroom at OMMS to create a state-of-the-art, mobile media studio.

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene - $10,000
To support revision of existing teacher resources, curriculum and lesson plans to meet new National Standards for the Visual Arts, Common Core and Oregon Visual Arts Standards.

Lane Arts Council, Eugene - $7,900
To support multidisciplinary arts programs for Oaklea Middle School's sixth grade students including development of ArtCore modules, teacher training, a sustainable, school-wide strategy for the arts, increased capacity to replicate this model and understanding the impact of ArtCore on students' abilities and 21st Century Learning Skills.

Literary Arts, Portland - $11,500To support 44 semester-long in-school creative writing residencies as part of the Writers in the Schools program across Multnomah County.

Majestic Theatre Management, Inc., Corvallis - $9,700
To support an arts enrichment project in partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis, Oak Creek Youth Correctional Facility & Organizacin de Latinas Unidas (OLU), during which stories of young women and girls will be expressed through playwrighting and performing.

Miracle Theatre Group, Portland - $5,100
To support a year-long strategy with Evergreen Middle School in Hillsboro to create a bilingual experiential arts integrated approach for improving learning and teaching, including a teacher in-service, assemblies of bilingual theatre performances, and quarterly bilingual arts instruction.

My Voice Music Incorporated, Portland - $5,200
To support teaching music and songwriting lessons to 103 middle and high school students at three alternative schools: Mt. Scott Learning Center, Elevate Oregon and Ackerman Academy.

Northwest Film Center, Portland - $8,500
To support the GLOBAL CLASSROOM program, bringing the Portland International Film Festival to high school students and expanding professional development offerings.

Oregon Ballet Theatre, Portland - $6,700
To support OBT L.A.B. (Learn About Ballet) at four schools, providing dance and integrated arts learning through six sessions over a three-week residency period, field trips to OBT studios and in-theatre performances.

Oregon Children's Theatre, Portland - $4,700
To support the Loud and Clear program using theatrical performance techniques to teach public speaking. Teaching artists work with students through four in-school workshops and provide teachers with professional development training.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland - $12,000
To support three-year School Visit Partnerships in providing professional development opportunities, curricula and in-school residencies by OSF actors that include classroom workshops, assemblies and evening performances. Partnerships culminate in a three-year visit to Ashland with travel subsidies, free play tickets and free ancillary programming.

Portland Center Stage, Portland - $12,000
To support youth education programs: Visions & Voices playwriting classes in area high schools, Stage Door matinees and workshops, and the new Alls Fair In Love And Shakespeare outreach program.

Portland Children's Museum, Portland - $7,700
To support an expansion of the arts learning partnership between Portland Children's Museum and the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization through family-focused arts programming such as Family Art Engagement workshops, a Family Art Night at the Museum, and museum access through family passes and a community membership.

Portland Playhouse, Portland - $4,800
To support a Fall Festival of Shakespeare, an after-school storytelling program for middle school students.

Portland Taiko, Portland - $8,300
To support a school residency program using the art of taiko drumming to support teaching in the classroom.

Regional Arts & Culture Council, Portland - $12,000
To support the Right Brain Initiative, a systemic and equitable approach to arts education for K-8 students with direct connections to other core curriculum.

Rogue Gallery & Art Center, Medford - $4,600
To support Elementary Arts Outreach in presenting visual arts education in collaboration with the Medford School District throughout the school year including art lessons in the classroom and on field trips, an exhibition of their art and art kits to take home.

Ross Ragland Theatre, Klamath Falls - $5,100
To support the StARTS Early Learning Initiative, a collaboration with Klamath County School District to restore performing arts to grades 2-4 through residencies in classrooms.

Young Audiences of Oregon, Inc., Portland - $10,500
To support implementation of the Teaching Artist (TA) Studio, a training program to build teaching and evaluation skills for teaching artists in Oregon.

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The Oregon Arts Commission provides leadership, funding and arts programs through its grants, special initiatives and services. Nine commissioners, appointed by the Governor, determine arts needs and establish policies for public support of the arts. The Arts Commission became part of the Oregon Business Development Department in 1993 in recognition of the expanding role the arts play in the broader social, economic and educational arenas of Oregon communities.
The Arts Commission is supported with general funds appropriated by the Oregon legislature, federal funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and funds from the Oregon Cultural Trust.
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Oregon's Capitol Auto Group Named in Top 10 "Best Dealers to Work For" (Photo)
VanNatta Public Relations - 07/10/14
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Salem, Oregon (July 10, 2014) - Capitol Auto Group (CAG) is the only dealership in Oregon to have earned the national distinction as one of Automotive News' 100 Best Dealerships To Work For in 2014. The information was published in the July 7 edition of the magazine. CAG also received this honor in 2012 and 2013.

Capitol Auto Group President, Scott Casebeer said, "It is wonderful to receive this honor for a third time. I am even more proud because all three of our dealerships, Subaru, Chevrolet/Cadillac and Toyota were honored separately as 'best' to work for in the United States. We win many awards, but this is one of the most meaningful because it says something about our work environment and how we treat each other."

Automotive News partnered with Best Companies Group to identify dealerships in the U.S. and Canada that have excelled in creating quality workplaces for employees. The program measured workplace satisfaction through a confidential survey of employers and employees. This year, CAG will learn about their ranking at the awards ceremony Oct. 15, 2014, at an event in Chicago, Illinois. 19-year employee, Charley Engelfried, Customer Relations Manager and Human Resources coordinator will represent the company at the event.

"I am truly looking forward to representing Capitol Auto Group in Chicago for the Automotive News Top 100 Best Dealerships to work for in the Nation. We have had a spectacular year as a team of people who care about our community. We raised over $100,000 for United Way, were involved in dozens of charity campaigns all while providing the best customer service, said Engelfried."

For complete information about the Best Dealerships To Work For from Automotive News visit www.autonews.com/bestdealerships. Capitol Auto Group's main campus is located off the Salem Parkway. www.capitolauto.com. 1-800-888-1391.

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About Capitol Auto Group: Capitol Auto Group has served the greater Salem area for more than 80 years. Dealer Scott Casebeer opened the Toyota/Scion facility, 783 Auto Group AV NE, in Salem off the Parkway, in the fall of 2011 and the Subaru facility in June 2012 at 3235 Cherry AV NE. Chevrolet/Cadillac opened in late July 2012 at 2855 Maple AV NE. They recently opened Capitol West Valley, pre-owned sales and service in Dallas, Oregon. The company has been: recognized by Oregon Business Magazine 7 times as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon; Recognized by Oregon Business Magazine 7 times as one of the 100 Best Green Companies in Oregon; 2012 Salem Chamber Business of the Year; Nine-time winner, Toyota President's Award, Recognized for Toyota Sales and Service Excellence, Recognized for Toyota Parts and Customer Relations; General Motors World Class Technician on staff. The company was EarthWISE Certified by Marion County in 2013 and nominated for EarthWiSE Certified Business of the Year and Sustainable Large Business of the Year. www.CapitolAuto.com


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Historic Cemeteries Commission meeting, cemetery future conversation slated for July 25
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 07/10/14
The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries will meet at 9 a.m. July 25 at the Hallmark Inn, 744 SW Elizabeth St., Newport. Agenda items will include grant reports, current projects and upcoming plans. The commission will invite public comments.

On the same day at 1 p.m. the Commission invites you to join it and the Oregon Mortuary and Cemetery Board (OMCB) for a community planning session on an important topic: The Future of Cemeteries in Oregon.

Both boards have noticed a trend of the increasing difficulty of getting new volunteers to continue non-profit and rural cemeteries--whether a non-operating historic cemetery, or a small operating one. With the high cremation rates in the Northwest, even for-profit operating cemeteries are concerned about increasing operating costs for ongoing maintenance without the same level of new burials and revenue coming in as before.

"We want to compare notes on these trends and any others identified by the community," said Kuri Gill, coordinator of the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries. "We will also discuss the role--if any--the public sector should have in addressing these trends, or, simply in helping if and when a particular cemetery becomes abandoned."

If you want to attend the planning session, phone or email Carla Knapp as soon as possible. She can be contacted at 971.673.1507 or Carla.Knapp@state.or.us. The OMCB will hold its regular meeting beginning at 1 p.m. July 24 in Newport.

State law established the seven-member Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries to maintain a listing of all historic cemeteries and gravesites in Oregon; promote public education on the significance of historic cemeteries; and obtain financial and technical assistance for restoring, improving and maintaining their appearances. More information about commission activities, the meeting and the planning session may be obtained from Gill at 503-986-0685 or by e-mail: Kuri.Gill@oregon.gov .

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UPDATE - Located - Detectives seek public's help in locating missing/endangered juvenile (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/10/14
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Joshua has been located today in the downtown area and is no longer in danger.


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Joshua is a male white fourteen-year-old. He was last seen in the area of S.E. 34th and S.E. Powell.

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Portland Police Bureau Missing Persons detectives are seeking the public's help in locating a missing and endangered juvenile. Detectives are asking for help in locating Joshua Murphy. Joshua is a male white, 5'7" tall weighing about 130 lbs. Joshua was last seen wearing a dark green shirt, khaki cargo shorts and black sneakers.

Joshua may appear sick or confused. If located the please call 9-1-1 and do not approach or attempt to detain Joshua prior to the police arriving.

Anyone with information on Joshua's whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Heidi Helwig at 503-823-0400 or email her at heidi.helwig@portlandoregon.gov.


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OSP Investigating Illegal Towing Operation Arrests Owner For Fail to Register as Sex Offender and Parole Violation (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/10/14
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A 35-year old Polk County man under investigation by Oregon State Police (OSP) related to an alleged illegal towing business was arrested Tuesday for failing to register as a sex offender and parole violation.

MICHAEL ALAN SELMER, age 35, from Falls City, is the subject of an ongoing investigation after OSP received information he acquired two tow trucks and began advertising towing services in Salem and Independence areas without obtaining a towing certificate authorizing him to perform tow services. His tow trucks displayed the name "Whoops! Towing" and he allegedly posted tow impound signs at various businesses in the Salem, Jefferson and Independence areas, using a spotter to call for tows before removing vehicles.

On July 8, 2014, OSP arrested SELMER when he began to tow an undercover OSP vehicle from a parking lot. SELMER was lodged in Marion County Jail for Felony Failure to Register as a Sex Offender and Parole Violation. Additional charges related to the OSP investigation may be pending following review by the Marion County District Attorney's Office.

Anyone with information related to the illegal towing investigation is asked to contact Senior Trooper Doug Brown at (503) 378-3387 ext 30500.

No other information for release due to the ongoing investigation.

Photograph - Marion County Sheriff's Office

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