Oregon Coast News - October 20, 2010
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For this Wednesday’s, Oct. 20, IBO presentation the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce has scheduled a Candidate Forum for the Coos County commissioner candidates, Positions 2 & 3. Rick Howell will be the moderator for this event, which will involve three of the four candidates: Position 2—Nikki Whitty, Position 3—Andy Jackson & Kevin Stufflebean. This IBO session will be held in the Salmon Room at the Mill Casino-Hotel from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, Wednesday October 20th. Please note due to the candidate statements & summations, together with the question & answer period in the Forum, the program will start exactly at Noon. These luncheons are open to all who are interested in attending, but we ask you call the Chamber office at 541-266-0868, to ensure there is enough food available.
Cape Arago Marine Reserves
Marine Reserve Committee Meeting Notice. This is to notify you that a meeting for the Marine Reserves Recommendation Committee will be held as follows: Wednesday, October 20, 2010; 5:30 p.m.; North Bend City/Coos Curry Housing Authority, 1700 Monroe Street, North Bend OR 97459.
A Coos Co. Sheriff’s Office news release. “On 10-16-2010 at about 8:18 pm, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to an address on Kentuck Way Lane, North Bend to a report of a sexual assault that had occurred there (S201012198). An investigation into the report revealed that a minor female juvenile, living in a home on Kentuck Way Lane was sexually molested on more than one occasion by Mr. Duran who is an acquaintance. Mr. Duran was confronted by other members in the residence about the incidents and the police were called. Mr. Duran fled the residence prior to police arrival and an extensive search of the area with the assistance of Coos Bay PD K9 and OSP had negative results. On 10-18-2010 at about 2:33 pm Sheriff’s Deputies were called to an area on Hwy 101, south of Bunker Hill in Coos Bay, to a man reporting that his vehicle was surrounded by people and they were threatening a passenger in his vehicle, a 50-year old Daniel W. Duran, of North Bend. Upon the deputies arrival they located Daniel Duran and he was arrested on the charges stemming from the investigation on 10-16-2010. Mr. Duran was arrested and transported o the Coos County Jail and booked on the charge of Sexual Abuse I, and a probation detainer.”
From the Douglas Co. Sheriff’s Office, Hwy. 42, Tenmile area. “On Saturday, October 16th, at about 1520 hours, a woman called the dispatch center reporting she had just caught an 11 year old boy having sex with her 8 year old daughter. The children are known to each other and had been outside playing together. The mother heard the girl screaming and went outside to investigate. The Sheriff's Office responded to investigate the incident. The victim was taken to Mercy Hospital for examination and treatment of minor injuries received during the incident. The boy had been picked up by his mother prior to the deputies arrival. He was later contacted at his residence in Sutherlin and was taken into custody. He was lodged at the Juvenile Detention Center on First Degree Rape, First Degree Kidnapping, First Degree Sodomy and First Degree Sexual Abuse charges.”
Oregon's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 10.6 percent in September, unchanged from August. The rate has been between 10.5 and 10.7 percent for the most recent 11 months. Oregon's unemployment rate was 11.0 percent in September 2009. The U.S. seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 9.6 percent in both August and September. In September, Oregon's seasonally adjusted nonfarm payroll employment dropped by 1,800, following a loss of 2,800 (as revised) in August.
Fish Diamond Lake for big trout
It’s the last two weeks for trout angling at Diamond Lake and the fish are biting hard. ODFW encourages anglers to get out and enjoy fishing before the lake closes Nov. 1. “The fishing has been outstanding,” said Laura Jackson, Umpqua District Fish Biologist. “Green and purple PowerBait is working really well. Lots of the Eagle Lake rainbows, which are very nice fish, are being caught.” The Diamond Lake Marina reports both bank anglers and fly fishermen are very successful right now. Anglers are catching fish in the nine to 22-inch range with the average fish caught at 14 inches. “The fish put on a lot of weight over the summer, so now’s the time to get out there and catch them,” Jackson said. According to Jackson, ODFW creel surveys show the catch is averaging 3.4 fish per angler. “So far this season, more than 103,000 trout have been harvested. That is nearly double the annual harvest in the years following the 2006 rotenone treatment,” she said. Diamond Lake Campground and boat ramp are closed for construction, but Thielsen View and Broken Arrow are open until Oct. 31. All other boat ramps are open through Oct. 31.
Free Home Buying Educational Meetings
Umpqua Coastal Housing Center, 1984 Sherman Ave., North Bend, OR 97459, Wednesday Nights Meetings Starts at 6:00 p.m. October 20th: Credit Report Basics; October 27th: Loan Modification Scam Alert & How to Find the Right Help; November 3rd: DreamSavers IDA Savings Accounts & USDA Loan Programs. It has become more important then ever for people to understand their credit report, be aware of Loan Modification Scams and know where to turn for help, and learn about what programs or services are a available to help them achieve their goals. Umpqua Coastal Housing Center would like to invite everyone to join them in these free public educational meetings. No pre-registration is required, for more information contact Valorie Rose at 541-756-1000.
According to an entry on the North Bend Police log for Monday, 7:02 p.m., 2500 block Sherman Ave., “NBFD respond to assist resident with a bird that flew into her wood stove.”
A 46-year old female was arrested at the Department of Human Services offices on the 2000 block of Sheridan Ave. Monday afternoon on a request by a Parole & Probation Officer. According to an entry on the police log, Neldina Lee Bybee, Coos Bay, was charged with Parole Violation and PCS Schedule II, Methadone. She was transported to the Coos Co. Jail at Coquille.
According to an entry on the North Bend Police log for Monday, 10:19 a.m., 3300 block Sherman Ave., 61-year old male “reported he told male subject to move his vehicle and he pulled a baseball bat on him.” Sixty-four year old John Martin, North Bend, “was referred to the DA’s Office for Menacing.”
According to an entry on the North Bend Police log for Monday, 9:23 a.m., 1600 block Johnson St., “SCF requested officer assistance.” Thirty-seven year old Timothy Gardner, North Bend, “was taken into custody for Violation of Restraining Order. Subject transported to the Coos Co. Jail” at Coquille.
According to an entry on the Coos Bay Police log for Monday, 12:24 p.m., 2051 Newmark Ave., Walmart, William Wayne Souther arrested on charges of Theft III and Criminal Trespass II.
According to an entry on the Coos Bay Police log for Monday, 10:05 a.m., Bayshore Dr. and North City Limits, 55-year old female reported, “graffiti to the welcome to Coos Bay sign.”
According to an entry on the Coos Co. Sheriff’s log for Monday, 7:38 p.m., “Coos Co. Jail advises subject at counter advising he has an outstanding warrant.” Steven Ryan O’Daniels arrested on two warrants, one out of Tillamook Co. for Probation Violation, and the other out of Clatsop Co. for Theft I. He was taken into custody.”
A Coos Co. Sheriff’s Office news release, “On 10-18-2010, at 10:48 pm Coos County Sheriff Deputies arrested 31 year old Coos Bay resident, Bryan Hockema at his residence on Grand Road in the Charleston area. Bryan Hockema was transported to the Coos County Jail on the charge of Criminal Mischief I. The arrest stems from an investigation into a report of threats being made by Mr. Hockema to 43 year old Coos Bay resident, Christopher Nelson on 09-27-2010 at 5:30 pm on Grand Road, Charleston. During that incident a vehicle belonging to Mr. Nelson was damaged by Mr. Hockema, thus resulting in the charge of Criminal Mischief I.”
Libby Lane accident
A Coos Co. Sheriff’s Office news release, “On 10-17-10 at approximately 3:40 pm a 34 yo Tina Pedro was driving her vehicle east bound on Libby Rd. At mile post 3, Mrs. Pedro rapidly slowed her vehicle to avoid striking a pedestrian and his dog that were in the road way. 21 yo Brooke Rogers-Serrano was driving her vehicle behind Mrs. Pedro. Ms. Rogers-Serrano was unable to slow her vehicle in time and struck Mrs. Pedro’s vehicle. A Coos County Deputy, Oregon State Trooper and Charleston Fire Department responded. Mrs. Pedro had 3 passengers in her vehicle that were transported to Bay Area Hospital for minor injuries. Ms. Rogers-Serrano and her passenger were also transported to Bay Area Hospital for minor injuries. Ms. Rogers-Serrano was later cited for following too closely.
Sunny along the Oregon Coast today with patchy morning fog. Highs in the lower 60s to lower 70s and southwest winds around 5 mph. Mostly clear tonight, lows in the mid 40s to lower 50s and west winds around 5 mph, but shifting to the south after midnight. Partly to mostly cloudy on Thursday.
OREGON COAST SPORTS
The North Bend Booster Club will meet at noon today in the Hall of Champions at Vic Adams Field. Coaches and athletes will be in attendance to talk about their fall sport’s seasons.
North Bend swept into sole possession of first place in the 4A Far West League with three straight wins over visiting Siuslaw Thursday night at North Bend. The Bulldogs prevailed 25-19, 25-13, 25-13. Senior Haley Dunham had 26 kills and four aces, senior Mallory Rose had six blocks and four aces, sophomore setter Britni Ring had 41 assists, and sophomore Kristin Banta had five kills and 14 digs.
North Bend won at Douglas 9-0 in boy’s soccer Tuesday night. Coquille/Myrtle Point downed visiting Marshfield 3-2 at Coquille in girl’s soccer.
Now that the Pirates have finished their 5A Midwestern League schedule tied for first place with Churchill and Marist, the next phase is the Midwestern League Hybrid against the three 6A schools, all on the road. Marshfield plays at Sheldon tonight, 6:15 p.m. varsity match, then back to the Willamette Valley Thursday night to play at Thurston, 5:30 p.m. varsity match, and end the regular season at South Eugene on Tuesday, Oct. 26th, 6:45 p.m. varsity match. All three of the away matches will be broadcast live on AM 1420 KMHS.
Marshfield and North Bend will both run at the Country Fair Invitational at Veneta, west of Eugene, this afternoon, 3:45 p.m.
Marshfield hosts 6A Sheldon tonight in a boy’s soccer match at Golden Field, 4:30 p.m., the Lady Pirates will play Sheldon at Vic Adams Field in North Bend also at 4:30 p.m.
Junior goalkeeper Colleen Boyd was named Pac-10 Women's Soccer Player of the Week for the week of Oct. 12-18, Commissioner Larry Scott announced Monday. Boyd was a stalwart in goal for the Beavers over the weekend, recording shutouts against then-No. 19 USC and then-No. 16 UCLA. The La Canada, Calif. native recorded four saves in a 1-0 victory over USC and two in a 3-0 win over UCLA. Boyd showed great leadership and command of the OSU defense which only allowed a combined six shots over both matches.