Oregon Coast News - June 4, 2010
Daily news and sports coverage for the Oregon coast plus a variety of guides and directories useful to Oregon residents and visitors.
The US Forest Service and its working group have been meeting to decide which areas will be designated OHV Routes for the Upland Areas of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. OHV Designated Routes Working Group Meeting, Saturday, June 5, 2010 - 8:30 A.M. – 4:00 P.M., North Bend Public Library, 1800 Sherman Avenue, North Bend. AGENDA: 8:30 Introduction; • Welcome and introductions; • Review agenda and logistics; • Review meeting objectives; 9:00 Designated route proposals for South Riding Area; • How has area changed over time? • Where are current trails located? • Identify options/alternatives for designated route proposals; 10:15 Break; 10:30 Continue discussion on south area proposals; 11:30 Lunch Break; 12:30 Review “reorganized” Proposals for Middle and North Riding Areas; • Review and discuss north area proposals; • Review and discuss middle area proposals; • Questions/discussion; 2:30 Public Comment Period; 3:30 Wrap-Up; • Discuss plans and topics for meeting June 26. • Roundtable feedback from Working Group members – what went well, what could be improved? 4:00 Adjourn
With a turn of the sand on Yaquina Bay’s South Beach, the debate over where the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Marine Operations Center – Pacific would be located was officially settled. Along with Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski and the state’s two U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, a ground breaking ceremony took place in Newport Thursday where construction has been underway for the last for months on the new dock facilities and offices. NOAA is leaving Seattle and will call the Central Oregon Coast port its new home next year. The move will bring 110 officers and 175 employees to the community. Washington’s congressional delegation fought to keep the federal agency in the Evergreen State, but an analysis found that Newport offered the best value to the government, with the highest technical rating and lowest price when compared to three proposed sites in Washington.
Part of the cast from the 1985 movie “The Goonies” will be on the North Oregon Coast this weekend to participate in the 25th anniversary of the movie and attend the opening of the Oregon Film Museum in Astoria. Actor Sean Astin, who played “Mikey” will attend along with co-star Corey Feldman “Mouth” and actor Jeff Cohen “Chunk.” Also attending will be Joe Pantoliano “Frances Fratelli,” Curt Hanson “Mr. Perkins,” and Goonies director Richard Donner. Feldman is bringing his band the Truth Movement to perform onstage at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds Sunday night.
State Parks Day
June 5 is State Parks Day in Oregon with free RV and tent camping part of the 13th annual celebration. Visitors to state park campgrounds will pay nothing to rent full hookup (sewer, electricity and water), electrical hookup (electricity and water) and tent sites. Full rates, however, will be charged for yurts, cabins, horse camps and group areas. Campsite reservations may be made online or by calling Reservations Northwest (1-800-452-5687) before 5 p.m. June 3. The usual $8 reservations fee will be charged. Day-use fees will be waived at the 26 parks where parking passes are required. Several parks will add special activities to the festivities. On the coast, more than 5,000 flowering plants and 600 rose bushes will be blooming for free viewing at Shore Acres State Park southwest of Coos Bay. Visitors to Harris Beach State Park in Brookings will have the chance to meet the pioneer rancher for whom the park is named during a noon hour living history presentation featuring period displays, games and free hot dogs. North of Florence, park staff will guide an afternoon trail walk focusing on area history at Carl Washburne State Park, then lead an evening stroll at nearby Heceta Head Lighthouse. Times and other details of park observances are posted on the Oregon state parks website (www.oregonstateparks.org). The Oregon State Legislature established Oregon State Parks Day to focus public attention on the heritage, use, development and funding of Oregon's state park system. The event has been held on the first Saturday in June since 1998.
Events 2010- Shore Acres State Park
June 5 - State Parks Day - Free parking day. www.shoreacres.net
Change of Venue
Attorneys representing the man accused of killing 14-year old Stephanie Condon in October of 1998, plan to ask a Douglas County Court for a Change of Venue because of publicity surrounding the case. Dale Wayne Hill is accused of taking Condon from a residence in Tri-City where she was baby-sitting. Her disappearance sparked an intense long search; however, her remains weren’t found until last year near Glide by a hiker. Hill, who was arrested in Idaho and extradited back to Oregon, maintains his innocence. A trail date has been tentatively set for February 2011.
Southwestern announces GED graduation
Commencement exercises for this year’s Southwestern Oregon Community College GED graduates are scheduled at 4 p.m. on Friday, June 4, in Eden Hall Room 1 on the Coos Campus. A reception with refreshments will follow for the graduates and their families in the outside lobby. 69 students will receive their GED certificate from Southwestern this year. Students from the Curry County GED program will participate in the ceremonies. President Patty Scott and Board of Education Chair David Bridgham will each speak, followed by keynote speaker Pat Parker, the Director of Transitional Education.
SOCC Symphonic Choir
The Southwestern Community Symphonic Choir, under the direction of Lorna Murphy, will present their end of the year concert at Little Theatre on the Bay in North Bend at 7 p.m. on June 4. The choir will offer a Tribute to Broadway Musicals.
PACIFIC SCHOOL OF DANCE reports that tickets are now on sale for the 20th annual spring recital, June 5th & 6th ~ “Pacific School of Dance goes out of this world”. Be entertained by dancing characters such as stars, flying saucers, Miss Universe, earth, meteors, sun, purple people eaters, Buzz Light Year and more … woven into an exciting, fast-paced program complete with beautiful costumes. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12 and are available at both the dance school and at the Boys & Girls Club. We expect a full house so get your tickets early. Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door. Please call 541-269-7163 if you need more information.
SOCC Faculty Concert
The Southwestern Music Faculty will present their Annual Faculty Concert at 3 p.m. on June 6. Piano Instructors Charlotte McLauchlin and Sarah Kimball will perform a duet by Randall Compton; McLauchlin will perform solo works by Ginastera and Debussy; and, Kimball will perform a work by Tchaikovsky. Clarinet Instructor Blake McGee will perform a Poulenc Sonata for clarinet and piano, accompanied on piano by Vocal Instructor Ida Jo Gates. Violin Instructor Myriam Harvey will perform La Folia by Corelli for violin and piano, accompanied on piano by McLauchlin. For more information about the concerts, contact Mike Turner, Director of Music, at 541-888-7242.
OIMB 2010 Spring Seminar Series
Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, Charleston, Oregon, 3:30 p.m., June 4, David Scholnick, Dept of Biology, Pacific University, "A little oxygen is a big deal for a shrimp." Please park on Boat Basin Road and walk down to the OIMB Boathouse. Call 541 888-2581 for information or email email@example.com.
CB Wine Walk
June 4, 2010, benefits Oregon Coast Music Association, begins at Egyptian Theatre.
New Biometric Fingerprinting & DNA Identification Kit
This Program Provides Parents With The Vital Tools Recommended By The FBI and The Department Of Justice. A corporate citizen steps forward and underwrites this program. In your area, this service is being provided as a donation to your community by: Coos Bay Toyota. Where: Coos Bay Toyota, 2001 N. Bayshore Drive, Coos Bay; Contact: Guy Hawthorne; 541-267-3121; When: Saturday, June 5th, 2010; 9:30am – 2:00pm. Biometrics is the newest and most advanced technology available today for obtaining fingerprints. We are privileged to be able to use the same equipment presently used by Federal Agencies, Law Enforcement, and the US Military. Law Enforcement know that time is critical in the recovery of a missing child. The Biometric Technology our program brings to parents allows their child’s fingerprints to be immediately submitted into the FBI Database as soon as they are reported missing. When the child’s fingerprints are entered into the FBI Database, the fingerprints become immediately available to all law enforcement agencies throughout the United States. FREE: an FBI Certified Biometric 10 Digit Fingerprint Profile. FREE: a high resolution full color Digital Photograph of your child. FREE: a Child Safety Journal which will provide law enforcement officials with all the necessary vital information about your child and other important facts they will need immediately after a child is reported missing. FREE: a Home DNA Identification Kit that is easy to use and lasts through generations. There is no data basing: After each child goes through the line, parents are handed a Child Safety Journal (which contains the Biometric Fingerprints and Digital Photo) and a DNA Kit. The DNA Kit contains detailed instructions on how to use the DNA Kit at home. The only record of the visit is handed to you to take home: The event sponsor keeps no records on file. You will also be given John Walsh’s Child Safety Tips. All the information provided at this Child Safety Program is recommended by child safety experts and law enforcement officials to be updated every 6 months. If a child becomes missing, parents greatly increase their chance of quickly recovering their child if they immediately provide, a FBI Certified Biometric 10 Digit Fingerprint Profile, a DNA Sample, a High Resolution Full Color Photograph, and Current Statistical Information.
Clearance Book Sale
When: Saturday, June 5th, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. with Friends of the Coos Bay Public Library members’ presale at 9 a.m. Memberships will be available at the door. Sunday, June 6th, noon to 4 p.m. Where: Coos Bay Public Library, 6th and Anderson, Coos Bay, Myrtlewood Room and Cedar Room. Prices: Most books are still 25 cents each or five for one dollar. The Friend’s semi-annual clearance sale takes place all afternoon on Sunday, with books in the Myrtlewood Room going for $1.00 per bag that day, and Cedar Room collectible books on sale at $10.00 per bag. Everything must go! The Friends group also has a used book store off the library lobby open three days a week: Thursdays 10 to 6 , Fridays and Saturdays noon to 6. All book store and book sale proceeds are used to meet special needs for the library, and to bring quality programs to the library for children and adults. For more information, those interested may call 269-1101.
6/5/2010 - MATSON CREEK WETLAND PRESERVE CLEANUP, Matson Creek Wetland Preserve, Coos Bay, 9:00AM - 2:00PM Volunteers will help in a variety of activities including: clearing of invasive blackberries, native tree protection, and trash removal. There will be a post event BBQ or potluck. At this time project partners will give a short speech on their organization and why our work at the Matson Creek Preserve is so important. Info & Registration: Project Oregon or contact Meredith Pochardt at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 541-888-5922.
6/5/2010 - ANNUAL ROGUE RIVER CLEANUP, Rogue River - Gold Beach to Agness, 9:30AM - 3:30PM Volunteers work with students, local jet boat pilots, and Trash Dogs to clean roads and gravel bars of trash from the Port of Gold Beach to Agness. This year we may also select sites to pull invasive weeds. Transportation by jet boat is targeted to students; adults as available. Volunteers all meet with trash (and possibly weeds) at Quosatana Campground halfway between Gold Beach and Agness for a BBQ. Info & Registration: Project Oregon or contact Margaret McHugh at email@example.com, or 541-247-2755 x4
Representative Arnie Roblan
WHAT: Meet and Greet - discuss the issues; WHEN: June 5th Saturday 10:00 - 11:30am; WHERE: Bedrock’s on the Bay, Winchester Bay; SPONSOR: Joe Coyne. On June 5th, Saturday from 10:00am - 11:30am State Representative Arnie Roblan who represents the 9th District in Oregon will be at Bedrock’s on the Bay to meet residents and talk to them about the concerns of the village as well as those of Coastal Douglas County. Bring you questions and ideas and come to discuss such matters as fishing, employment, marine reserves, wave generation. Beverages and breakfast treats will be on hand and the meeting is sponsored by Rich Davision and Joe Coyne. For more information please contact Joe Coyne 271-2103 or Rosie Shatkin 999-5327
OCCI to host Oregon Seafood Championship
The Oregon Coast Culinary Institute (OCCI) of Southwestern Oregon Community College will host the Oregon Seafood Championship on June 5. The winner of the competition will represent the state of Oregon in an all-expense paid Great American Seafood Cook-Off in New Orleans in 2010. Each competitor must prepare ten portions of a two-course signature meal featuring Oregon seafood provided by the sponsors. Each contestant will be given 30 minutes to set-up and prepare a menu for the judges, two hours to cook, and 20 minutes to plate and present the menu items. The menu must utilize all of the seafood items provided by the sponsors and each course must feature Oregon seafood. Each competitor must provide their own equipment and china. The first course is designated as a soup, appetizer, or salad. The second course will be the entrée. The entry fee is $50 for American Culinary Federation (ACF) members and $100 for non-ACF members. Interested individuals have until May 5 to submit an entry form to participate. Cash prizes, trophies, and ACF medals will be awarded for first, second, and third place. The event is sponsored by the Oregon Albacore Commission, Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission, Oregon Salmon Commission, and Oregon Trawl Commission. For information or to request an entry form, contact Chef Shawn Hanlin at 541-888-1546.
Boat Safety Inspections on Central Coast
Oregon State Police (OSP) and the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office will be offering voluntary boating safety inspections on Sunday, June 6th, 2010 from 800 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at several Lincoln County locations. The inspections will coincide with the start of "National Boating and Fishing Week". OSP troopers and Marine Patrol deputies will offer vessel safety inspections that allow for boat owners to either obtain their 2010 Law Enforcement Safety Decals, or if boats are lacking required equipment the boat owners will be provided with a list of equipment that they need to obtain prior to future launches. "This opportunity is a great way to ensure you are safe BEFORE you head out onto the water this fishing season," said OSP Sergeant Todd Thompson. For more information on what equipment is required for your boat, visit www.boatoregon.com. For information about inspection day locations, contact the Oregon State Police Newport Area Command office at (541) 265-5354. Inspections will be held at the following locations: * Brown Bear Ramp - Devil's Lake, Lincoln City; * Depoe Bay - Public Ramp; * South Beach Marina – Newport; * Toledo Boat Ramp; * Alsea Bay Boat Ramp, Waldport.
6/6/2010 - 2ND ANNUAL TRASK RIVER CLEANUP, Trask River, Tillamook, 12:00PM - 4:00PM Clean public areas along river and forks of Trask River as part of the Trask River Stewardship plan and partnership with Tillamook County and Trask River Advisory Committee, Operation Rivers and state agencies. A BBQ will follow the cleanup at the park. Info & Registration: Project Oregon or contact Leslie Pittman at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 503-842-7116
A man wanted for allegedly committing a Domestic Assault in McMinnville was arrested on the Central Oregon Coast after McMinnville Police issued a request statewide for the suspect. According to a news release from the Lincoln Co. Sheriff’s Office, a deputy spotted the suspect’s vehicle in Lincoln City May 31st an arrested 46-year old Allan Bynon, Newberg. He was transported to Grand Rhonde and McMinnville Police took him into custody.
An investigation into the reported theft of over $3,700 worth of ammunition from a residence on Hwy. 42-South, east of Bandon, May 30th, led to the arrest of two suspects. According to a news release from the Coos Co. Sheriff’s Office, 35-year old Max W. Napier and 32-year old Jeremy J. Perry, both of Bandon, were taken into custody. Napier was charged with Theft I and Burglary I. Perry was charged with Theft II by Receiving. They were transported and lodged in the county jail at Coquille.
A 42-year old Bandon male was arrested on drug and other charges during the execution of a search warrant at a residence in Bandon at 9:10 a.m., Thursday morning. According to a news release from the South Coast Interagency Narcotics Team (SCINT), Troy G. Newsted was charged with Possession, Manufacture and Delivery of Methamphetamine, Theft I by Receiving and Parole Violation. Four other adults at the residence on the 1100 block of 4th St. NE will be referred to the Coos Co. District Attorney’s Office on narcotic charges. Investigators seized packaged meth, meth use paraphernalia, packaging material, drug records and scales. They additionally discovered items stemming from a commercial business burglary reported earlier in the year in Bandon consisting of over $1,000 in home electronics.
The City of Coos Bay’s Code Enforcement officer noted numerous code violations on the police log for early Thursday morning: 2045 N. 13th; 1182 Commercial Ave.; 1980½ N. 14th St.; 1920 No. 14th St.; 1980 No. 14th St.; 309 4th Ave.; 942 Crocker St.; 1080 Fenwick St.; 1562 Lakeshore Dr.; Vacant Lots; 790 No. 7th St.
A report of a loud party on the 1200 block of Anderson Ave. in Coos Bay Wednesday night, 10:35 p.m., resulted in six MIP citations and two referrals. According to an entry on the police log: Referred, Domshot (BAC .026%); Referred Cline (.052%); Cited Campo (.05%); Cited Slagle (.02%); Cited Lusk (.13%); Cited Mulkey (.04%); Cited Stuart (refused BAC); Cited Keller (.07%); Cited Hockema Furnishing a Place for Minors to Consume Alcohol.
According to an entry on the Coos Bay Police log for Wednesday, 5:15 p.m., 29-year old Joseph Buckingham arrested for Probation Violation and transported to the Coos Co. Jail at Coquille.
A 76-year old female reported “theft of an ornament off a gravesite of her grandson’s” According to an entry on t he Coos Bay Police log, call came in Wednesday, 4:30 p.m., 1500 block Ocean Blvd.
According to an entry on the Coos Bay Police log for Wednesday, 4:08 p.m., 200 block So. Broadway, “reports for the past 3 days intoxicated transients are sleeping in the doorways of businesses that are closed for business. Yesterday they were staying in the doorway of H&R Block as they were closed. Today they are in the doorway of the Antique Mall as they are closed. Advised the caller the property owners needed to be the one calling the police – as we do not know if the property owner gave them permission to rest there. He said they were intoxicated and I told him that was not a law violation.”
Two more cases of graffiti vandalism were reported to Coos Bay Police on Wednesday, noon, 525 W. Anderson Ave., CB Library; 8:08 a.m., 371 So. 5th St., Bay Area Foursquare Church.
According to an entry on the Coos Bay Police log for Wednesday, 11:35 a.m., 3000 block Sheridan Ave., on a “follow up,” 33-year old Darrell Post arrested on charge of Violation of Restraining Order.
According to an entry on the Coos Bay Police log for Wednesday, 10:52 a.m., Johnson Ave. & 1st St., during a traffic stop, 35-year old Jeffery Kerr arrested on a Jackson Co. Sheriff’s Office warrant for Failure to Appear on an original charge of DWS – Misdemeanor.
Invasion of Privacy
According to an entry on the Coos Bay Police log for Wednesday, 9:56 a.m., SOCC, 1988 Newmark Ave., “suspicious subject. Case number for Invasion of Privacy. Subject will be trespassed from SWOCC property and it is forever. This will be a referral to the District Attorney’s Office.”
According to an entry on the Coos Bay Police log for Wednesday, 9:31 a.m., 900 block So. 8th St., “warrant service / assist Parole & Probation.” Marian Stiegeler arrested on Linn Co. Sheriff’s Office warrant for Probation Violation on an original charge of DUII.”
According to an entry on the Coos Bay Police log for Wednesday, 9:27 a.m., Sunset Middle School, 245 So. Cammann St., a 13-year old female was “referred to Coos Co. Juvenile Dept. on the charge of Theft II.”
According to an entry on the North Bend Police log for Wednesday, 7:13 p.m., LaClair & Milligan streets, a foot pursuit took place involving NBPD, Coos Bay Police, Coos Co. Sheriff’s Office and Oregon State Police.
South Coast All-Stars
Nearly all of the high schools along the South Oregon Coast will be represented during the inaugural South Coast All Star Basketball Series Saturday night at Marshfield High School in Coos Bay. The girl’s game will start at 5 p.m., followed by the boy’s game at 7 p.m. Admission is $4 for adults, and $2 for students. A family pass is $10. The MHS Booster Club will provide a BBQ dinner beginning at 4 p.m.
Marshfield grad Jared Bassett competed in the NCAA West Regional Track and Field Championships in Austin, TX. The sophomore ran in the 3000 meter Steeplechase for the University of Portland Pilots. He finished 26th overall in 9:05.34. His father Scott says it was 90-degree weather and everyone’s times were slower than their personal bests. The top 12 finishers qualified for the NCAA Championships June 9-12 in Eugene.
Former Marshfield athlete Ali Worthen was honored by being selected to the Great Northwest Athletic Conference All-Academic Track & Field team. Worthen attends Seattle-Pacific University and has a 3.50 grade point average in Integrated Studies.
The final championships of the 2009-10 high school season will take place Saturday in Keizer and Corvallis. The Oregon School Activities Association’s state baseball championships for all classifications is set for Volcanoes Stadium, while the softball games for 6A, 5A, & 4A are set for Oregon State University, and the 3A, 2A & 1A at Erv Lind Stadium in Portland.
Oregon State is in Florida to play Florida Atlantic in an NCAA Regional Baseball Tournament today. Oregon is in Connecticut and will face UConn. The winners of the double elimination regional tournaments will advance to a Super Regional the following weekend.
Oregon State University’s men’s golf and women’s soccer teams took the top honors at the 12th Annual The Bennys Awards ceremony Wednesday evening at Reser Stadium on the OSU campus. The Bennys is an end-of-the-year celebration commemorating the achievements of student-athletes at OSU. The men’s golf team, under the direction of Brian Watts, enjoyed one its finest season in history. The Beavers reached the NCAA Championships for the first time since the 2000-01 season. OSU finished fifth at the Pac-10 Championships for the second straight year in a conference that boasts eight teams in the 30-team field at the NCAA Championships. Watts also picked up Male Sport Coach of the Year honors. The 2009-2010 BENNYS AWARDS: Male Athlete of the Year: Danny Mwanga (men’s soccer); Female Athlete of the Year: Rachel Rourke (volleyball); Male Newcomer of the Year: Michael Philipp (football); Female Newcomer of the Year: Makayla Stambaugh (gymnastics); Male Performance of the Year: Jacquizz Rodgers (football) vs. Stanford; Female Performance of the Year: Melinda Ingalls (women’s soccer) vs. Florida; Male Sport Coach of the Year: Brian Watts (men’s golf); Female Sport Coach of the Year: Linus Rhode (women’s soccer); Male Team of the Year: Men’s Golf; Female Team of the Year: Women’s Soccer; Robert Byers Spirit Award: Eric Robbins – The ‘O’ Guy; Glenn Klein Community Service Awards: Gregg Peat (footbal), Ashley Wood and Sophie Clough (women’s soccer); Martin Chaves Lifetime Achievement Award: Helen Hansen; All-Americans: Laura-Ann Chong (gymnastics), Danny Mwanga (men’s soccer), Michael Phillip (football), James and Jacquizz Rodgers (football), Mandi Rodriguez (gymnastics), Rachel Rourke (volleyball) and Makayla Stambaugh (gymnastics). Scholar Athletes of the Year: Rachael Axon (women’s soccer), Elizabeth Dunfield (cross country), Emily Henshaw (women’s soccer), Katie Humm (women’s rowing), Brittney Iverson (women’s swimming), Casy Kjos (football), Bree Knitter (volleyball), Michael Miller (men’s soccer), Michael Parker (men’s soccer), Kayla Rawlings (swimming), Tyler Simpson (men’s golf), Jeremy Sugden (men’s rowing), Ashley Wood (women’s soccer) and Lorene Young (cross country).
Oregon State senior outfielder has been named to the Pacific-10 Conference's All-Academic Second Team, it was announced Wednesday by league commissioner Larry Scott. Additionally, redshirt junior Kraig Sitton earned honorable mention honors. Folsom is an agricultural and business management major. He leads the team with 15 doubles entering the Gainesville Regional, and is hitting .274 with two home runs and 28 RBI on the year. Sitton, meanwhile, was chosen for the honorable mention squad and is a history major. The left-hander is 1-2 with a 3.41 ERA in 31 2/3 innings this season. He has appeared in 25 games, starting one.