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2017 Operators of the Year: helping people and protecting natural resources
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 01/16/18 4:29 PM
News Release

Date: Jan. 16, 2018

Contact:
Nick Hennemann, Public Affairs Specialist, Salem, 503-945-7248
Kyle Abraham, Private Forests Deputy Division Chief, 503-945-7473


SALEM, Ore.--The 2017 Operator of the Year awards go to Lane Parry Forestry Consulting of Baker City, Denali Logging of Coos Bay, and Morisse Logging of Astoria. The Board of Forestry gives the Operator of the Year Awards to recognize those who conduct forestry work that goes above and beyond the laws to protect natural resources.

To encourage sound forestry, the board honors operators who consistently meet or exceed the Forest Practices Act. The law requires people to: replant forests; harvest responsibly; protect and enhance habitat; reduce landslide risks; and protect streams and water quality.

Private Forests Division Chief Lena Tucker said, "These operators set the example. They show how operators can both manage forests and protect natural resources. We're pleased to honor their exemplary work."

Lane Parry Forestry Consulting Inc. earned the Eastern Oregon Operator of the Year award for helping landowners after the 2015 wildfires. Lane's team worked with 14 landowners in Baker County and multiple operators to perform salvage harvests. His leadership ensured both successful harvesting and replanting. (Video: https://youtu.be/p_akKepy_Kw)

Denali Logging Inc. earned the Southwest Operator of the Year award for its diligent planning and harvest. While doing forestry work, Denali protected streams, stream buffers and fish habitat. Denali also reduced impacts to the public. Their careful planning included listening to and working with neighbors. Throughout the harvest Denali kept the electricity on and the roads open to meet the neighbors' needs. (Video: https://youtu.be/U723vLHHOSw)

Morisse Logging Inc. earned the Northwest Oregon Operator of the Year award for protecting streams and improving fish habitat. Morisse's extra effort included coordinating work to improve safety along Highway 26 during and after the harvest. His team also brought civic groups to the harvest site to share about forestry and stream improvements. (Video: https://youtu.be/WDgLuMBh2Bk)

Nominees must exceed the Forest Practices Act, which helps improve Oregon's forests. Regional committees select operators of the year and merit award recipients. The Southwest Regional Forest Practices Committee issued a Merit Award for excellent work to Zuber & Sons Logging LLC for protecting water quality and streamside buffers.

The Board of Forestry will present the Operator of the Year Awards at its March 7 meeting. The Associated Oregon Loggers, the Oregon Logging Conference and the Oregon Small Woodland Association will also provide special recognition.

In 1971, Oregon enacted the Forest Practices Act, the nation's model forest management laws which focuses on forest operations and protecting natural resources. Many states followed Oregon's lead. The Act remains current through updates based on science, facts and values to create a balanced approach to natural resource management.

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Nominations for Urban and Community Forestry Awards wanted by Feb. 15th
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 01/16/18 3:58 PM
SALEM, Ore. - In celebration of Arbor Day, the Oregon Department of Forestry's Urban and Community Assistance Program (ODF) and Oregon Community Trees (OCT) board are seeking nominees from Oregon for the 2018 Urban and Community Forestry Awards. Nominations must be received by Feb. 15, 2018.

The awards recognize inspirational individuals and organizations for promoting tree planting and quality tree care, engaging citizens, raising awareness and knowledge about urban trees and forests, and protecting Oregon's urban forests.

"Such work improves the quality of life in towns and cities around the state," says Kristin Ramstad, manager of Oregon Department of Forestry's Urban and Community Forestry Assistance Program, which supports the goals of the awards program. "For over 20 years, this awards program has recognized people and groups who do the often "unsung" work of making our communities better places to live due to their community forestry efforts."

Individual category: Nominations for the individual award recognize citizens, volunteers, or non-profit, government or business employees.

Organization category: Nominations for the organization award recognize citizen groups, non-profits, public agencies, municipalities, and businesses.

Citizens are vital to the nomination process. "We greatly depend upon the eyes and ears of Oregonians to assist us in identifying and recognizing worthy community tree projects put forward by groups and individuals across the state each year," says Eric DeBord, OCT President.

All award nominations must include:
Name of the individual or organization being nominated, and contact information
Name and contact information of the nominator
A brief, 250-words or less, description of the accomplishments and reason for the nomination

Submit nominations here: http://oregoncommunitytrees.org/awards

For more information about Oregon Community Trees visit: www.oregoncommunitytrees.org

Conference of Local Health Officials meets January 18 in Portland
Oregon Health Authority - 01/16/18 3:10 PM
January 16, 2018

What: The monthly public meeting of the Conference of Local Health Officials (CLHO)

Agenda: Committee appointments; review of communicable disease, tuberculosis; HIV case management, sexually transmitted diseases, and immunizations program elements; discussion of public health funding principles; update on OHA cost allocation changes; update on new expenditure reporting form for local public health administrators.

When: Thursday, January 18, 9:30-11:35 a.m. The meeting is open to the public. No conference call option is available for the public.

Where: Portland State Office Building, 800 NE Oregon Street, Room 1D, Portland

The Conference of Local Health Officials provides recommendations to the Oregon Health Authority on the foundational capabilities and programs, and any other public health program or activity, under ORS 431.147. (ORS 431.340)

Program contact: Danna Drum, 971-673-1223, danna.k.drum@state.or.us

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Everyone has a right to know about and use Oregon Health Authority (OHA) programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:
· Sing language and spoken language interpreters
· Written materials in other languages
· Braille
· Large print
· Audio and other formats

If you need help or have questions, please contact Danna Drum at 971-673-1223, 711 TTY or danna.k.drum@state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.

79 small arts organizations receive FY2018 operating grants (Photo)
Oregon Arts Commission - 01/16/18 2:19 PM
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Small grants that can make a large difference in ensuring arts access for rural Oregonians were awarded to 79 statewide arts organizations by the Oregon Arts Commission for FY2018.

Awarded to arts organizations in 29 towns and cities across the state, Small Operating Grants are designed to provide operating support to arts organizations with budgets under $150,000.

Eligibility is limited to organizations who have operated as an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit for two years or more. Most organizations received $1,230.

For the volunteer Inland Northwest Musicians, who travel Northeast Oregon presenting orchestral concerts, that $1,230 literally puts gas in the tank.

"This grant program was developed to increase the Arts Commission's support of Oregon's small arts providers," said Commission Vice Chair Anne Taylor. "These organizations frequently represent the only arts presenter for remote and underserved regions of the state."

For more information about the grant program, contact Brian Wagner at (503) 428-1981 or via email at brian.wagner@oregon.gov.

FY2018 Small Operating Grants were awarded to:

Arts & Cultural Alliance of Central Oregon, Bend
Ash Creek Arts Center, Independence
Ashland New Plays Festival, Ashland
Bach Cantata Choir, Portland
Bandon Showcase, Inc., Bandon
Base Camp Studio, Bend
Boom Arts, Portland
Bump in the Road Theatre, Portland
Cascadia Chapter of NACUSA, Cascadia Composers, Portland
Cascadia Concert Opera, Eugene
Center for Architecture, Portland
Chamber Music Amici, Eugene
Chamber Music Corvallis, Corvallis
Chintimini Chamber Music, Corvallis
Choro In Schola, Beaverton
Classical Up Close, Tigard
Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association, Hood River
Confluence: The Willamette Valley LGBT Chorus, Salem
Corvallis Guitar Society, Corvallis
Corvallis Repertory Singers, Corvallis
CymaSpace, Portland
Dance Wire, Portland
Delgani String Quartet, Eugene
Drexel H. Foundation, Vale
Experience Theatre Project, Beaverton
Fear No Music, Portland
Florence Regional Arts Alliance, Florence
Gallery Calapooia Inc, Albany
The Geezer Gallery, Portland
Girl Circus, Eugene
Greater Eugene Chorus/SWEET ADALINES, Eugene
Hand2Mouth, Portland
Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre/Northwest, Portland
Hillsboro Community Youth Choir, Hillsboro
Hillsboro Symphony Orchestra, Hillsboro
Hillsboro Visual Art Assoc dba Sequoia Gallery and Studios, Hillsboro
Hoffman Center for the Arts, Manzanita
Inland Northwest Musicians, Hermiston
Kukatonon Childrens African Dance Troupe, Portland
Live On Stage, Portland
MediaRites, Portland
Mid-Valley Prelude Sinfonia Inc, Albany
Monday Musical Club of Tillamook, Tillamook
Music Education & Performing Artists Association, Eugene
North Coast Chorale, Astoria
Northwest Print Council, Portland
One World Chorus, Lake Oswego
Oregon Arists Series Foundation, Salem
Oregon Symphonic Band Inc, Beaverton
Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Portland
Painted Sky Inc, Tigard
Paradise of Samoa, Keizer
Performance Works NW, Portland
Portland Chamber Music, Portland
Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble, Portland
Portland Festival Symphony, Portland
Portland Jazz Composers' Ensemble, Portland
Portland Story Theater, Portland
Risk/Reward, Portland
Riverbend Live!, Winston
Rogue World Music, Ashland
Rural Art Center, Lorane
Salem Philharmonia Orchestra, Salem
Scalehouse, Bend
Secret Knowledge, Portland
Signal Fire, Portland
Southern Oregon Guild, Kerby/Cave Junction
Stories Alive, Ashland
Sunriver OR Stars Community Theater, Sunriver
The Dalles Art Association, The Dalles
The Piano Santa Foundation, Portland
The Verona Studio, Salem
Theatre 33 on the 45th, Salem
Twilight Theater Company, Portland
Wallowa Valley Music Alliance, Enterprise
West African Cultural Arts Institute, Eugene
Westside Cultural Alliance, Beaverton
Willamette Jazz Society, Eugene
Willamette Valley Symphony, Albany


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 Business Oregon (formerly Oregon Economic and Community Development Department) in 1993, in recognition of the expanding role the arts play in the broader social, economic and educational arenas of Oregon communities. In 2003, the Oregon legislature moved the operations of the Oregon Cultural Trust to the Arts Commission, streamlining operations and making use of the Commission's expertise in grantmaking, arts and cultural information and community cultural development.

The Arts Commission is supported with general funds appropriated by the Oregon legislature and with federal funds from the National Endowment for the Arts as well as funds from the Oregon Cultural Trust. More information about the Oregon Arts Commission is available online at: www.oregonartscommission.org.



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Public Health Advisory Board meets January 18 in Portland
Oregon Health Authority - 01/16/18 1:38 PM
January 16, 2018

What: A public meeting of the Public Health Advisory Board

Agenda: Review 2018 Public Health Advisory Board (PHAB) work plan; receive subcommittee updates; make recommendations about public health accountability measures; review the public health modernization evaluation plan; discuss progress toward Oregon's State Health Improvement Plan objectives related to obesity and substance use.

When: Thursday, Jan. 18, 2-5 p.m. The meeting is open to the public. A public comment period will be held at the end of the meeting.

Where: Portland State Office Building, 800 NE Oregon St., Room 1D, Portland. The meeting also is available remotely by webinar at https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/4888122320415752707, or by telephone at 877-873-8017, access code 767068#.

Oregon's Public Health Advisory Board provides guidance for Oregon's governmental public health system and oversees the implementation of public health modernization and Oregon's State Health Improvement Plan. For more information, see the board's website at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/About/Pages/ophab.aspx.

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Everyone has a right to know about and use Oregon Health Authority (OHA) programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:
Sign language and spoken language interpreters
Written materials in other languages
Braille
Large print
Audio and other formats
If you need help or have questions, please contact Cara Biddlecom at 971-673-2284, 711 TTY or cara.m.biddlecom@state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Metrics and Scoring Committee to meet January 19 in Wilsonville
Oregon Health Authority - 01/16/18 1:13 PM
January 16, 2018

Contact: Heather Johnson, 503-508-8276, heather.n.johnson@state.or.us (meeting information or accommodation)

What: A public meeting of the Oregon Health Authority Metrics and Scoring Committee

When: Friday, January 19, 9 a.m. to noon. Public testimony will be heard at 9:15 a.m.

Where: Clackamas Community College Wilsonville Training Center, Room 210, 29353 SW Town Center Loop E, Wilsonville

Attendees can also follow the presentation by webinar and listen to discussion by phone. Register for the webinar at https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/7438627555801803523. Conference line: 888-204-5984, participant code 1277-166. Phone will be unmuted during public testimony.

Agenda: Welcome, consent agenda and updates; public testimony; update on CCO 2.0; overview of CCO and other relevant accountability measure sets; OHA structure and metrics support 101; discussion about role of committee.

For more information, please visit the committee's website at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/hpa/analytics/Pages/Metrics-Scoring-Committee.aspx.

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Everyone has a right to know about and use Oregon Health Authority (OHA) programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:
Sign language and spoken language interpreters
Written materials in other languages
Braille
Large print
Audio and other formats
If you need help or have questions, please contact Heather Johnson at 503-508-8276, 711 TTY, heather.n.johnson@state.or.us, at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Oregon EMS Committee meets January 19
Oregon Health Authority - 01/16/18 11:10 AM
January 16, 2018

What: A public meeting of the Oregon EMS Committee. Agenda items include: vote for chair and vice chair; case presentation; Oregon EMS Information System presentation.

When: Friday, Jan. 19, 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Where: Portland State Office Building, 800 NE Oregon St., Room 1B, Portland. The meeting also is accessible via webinar at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/207329797937521155

Who: The EMS Committee is established under ORS 682 for achieving continuous improvement in the quality of EMS care in Oregon. The committee is made of 18 members appointed by the director of the Oregon Health Authority.

Meeting contact: Stella Rausch-Scott, 971-673-1322, stella.m.rausch-scott@state.or.us

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Everyone has a right to know about and use OHA programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:
· Sign language and spoken language interpreters
· Written material in other languages
· Braille
· Large print
· Audio and other formats

If you need help or have questions, please contact Stella Rausch-Scott at 971-673-1322, 711 TTY or stella.m.rausch-scott@state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.

FBI Tech Tuesday: Building a Digital Defense Against Diet Scams (Photo)
FBI - Oregon - 01/16/18 10:00 AM
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Welcome to the Oregon FBI's Tech Tuesday segment. This week, building a digital defense against diet scams.

Earlier this month, we talked about setting New Year's resolutions to keep your new tech gadgets safe.

This week, are sharing some advice from our friends at the Federal Trade Commission about a different kind of resolution -- the kind that has you desperate to drop a few pounds.

This time of year you are likely seeing all kinds of ads on social media for the latest new gadget, drug or breakthrough to help you lose weight or get in shape. The before-and-after photos are stunning -- if that person can do it, as the story goes, you can, too! The best part -- you often don't have to diet or work out. Shell out a few dollars, and the new you will be shopping for bathing suits soon.

As the FTC can tell you, though, there are plenty of scams mixed in with legitimate offers -- and if you fall for one, the only thing that will lose weight is your wallet.

The FTC recommends:

Pass on any patch, pill or gadget that promises you can eat all you want and still lose weight permanently. Losing weight requires sensible food choices, and long-term success will require permanent lifestyle changes.
Electronic devices that offer to slim and tone your body usually only have temporary effects on muscle strength. Most were made for physical therapy and rehabilitation -- not to give you 6-pack abs. Getting real exercise is your best bet for that.
Be wary of the photos that allegedly prove what money can buy you. The photos can easily be faked, and even if they aren't -- there's no guarantee that the now-skinny person in the "after" picture didn't actually diet and work out in addition to using whatever the miracle product was.
Recognize that everybody is different. Even if the item is legitimate and does help some people -- it won't necessarily help you.

Bottom line -- there is no "miracle" drug or product that is going to make your body lighter or stronger for the long run. If you are tempted, make sure you do your homework, talk to your doctor and think before you give online scammers your credit card number.

If you need more detail on diet and device scams, go to FTC.gov or FDA.gov.

If you have been victimized by an online scam, be sure to report it to the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov or call your local FBI office.



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Oregon Trauma Advisory Board meets January 19
Oregon Health Authority - 01/16/18 9:38 AM
January 16, 2018


What: A public meeting of the Oregon State Trauma Advisory Board (STAB)

When: Friday, Jan. 19, 1-4:30 p.m.

Where: Portland State Office Building 800 NE Oregon Street, Room 1B, Portland. The meeting also is accessible via webinar at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5584360571692535555

Who: The STAB is established under ORS 431 for achieving continuous improvement in the quality of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) care in Oregon. The committee is made of 18 members appointed by the Director of the Oregon Health Authority.

Details: Agenda items include vote for vice chair; case presentation; discussion of Oregon Stop the Bleed program.

Meeting contact: Stella Rausch-Scott, 971-673-1322 or stella.m.rausch-scott@state.or.us.

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Everyone has a right to know about and use OHA programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:
· Sign language and spoken language interpreters
· Written material in other languages
· Braille
· Large print
· Audio and other formats

If you need help or have questions, please contact Stella Rausch-Scott at 971-673-1322, 711 TTY or stella.m.rausch-scott@state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Oregon Lottery to Present Lil' Pantry Market & Deli with $20,000 Selling Bonus Check
Oregon Lottery - 01/16/18 9:00 AM
WHO: Oregon Lottery officials

WHEN: Noon, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018

WHERE: Lil' Pantry Market & Deli, 148 Merlin Road, Merlin, OR

WHAT: Oregon Lottery officials will present a $20,000 selling bonus check to representatives of the Lil' Pantry Market & Deli for selling a $2 million Powerball ticket. Lottery officials will also be handing out Powerball free plays at the event.

BACKGROUND: Ronald Ceci of Grants Pass won $2 million when his quick pick Powerball ticket had all but one number for the Saturday, Dec. 30 drawing. He purchased his ticket with the added $1 Power Play option, which gives players a chance to multiply their non-jackpot wins. Mr. Ceci will not be attending the event.

VISUALS: Oregon Lottery officials will present an over-sized ceremonial check to representatives of Lil' Pantry Market & Deli and will also distribute a limited amount of Powerball free-play tickets to patrons of the store.

Since the Oregon Lottery began selling tickets on April 25, 1985, it has earned over $11 billion for economic development, public education, state parks and watershed enhancements. For more information on the Oregon Lottery visit www.oregonlottery.org

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Oregon Lottery to Present J'Ville Tavern with $10,000 Selling Bonus Check
Oregon Lottery - 01/16/18 8:59 AM
WHO: Oregon Lottery officials

WHEN: 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018

WHERE: J'Ville Tavern, 125 W. California Ave., Jacksonville, OR

WHAT: Oregon Lottery officials will present a $10,000 selling bonus check to representatives of the J'Ville Tavern for selling a $1 million Powerball ticket. Lottery officials will also be handing out Powerball free plays at the event.

BACKGROUND: Reggie Pearne of Jacksonville won $1 million playing Powerball by matching five numbers but missing the Powerball number on Jan. 3. Pearne purchased his ticket from the J'Ville Tavern for multiple draws, won $4 on the first draw and then $1,000,000 on the second draw. Pearne was one of two large Powerball winners from Southern Oregon this month. He won't be attending the event.

VISUALS: Oregon Lottery officials will present an over-sized ceremonial check to representatives of J'Ville Tavern and will also distribute a limited amount of Powerball free-play tickets to patrons of the store.

Since the Oregon Lottery began selling tickets on April 25, 1985, it has earned over $11 billion for economic development, public education, state parks and watershed enhancements. For more information on the Oregon Lottery visit www.oregonlottery.org

Pursuit Leads to Arrest
Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office - 01/16/18 8:50 AM
RIDDLE, Ore. -- At 9:55 pm on Monday, January 15, 2018, a deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a green 2002 Ford Explorer towing a flat bed utility trailer on Interstate 5 near milepost 103. Instead of stopping, the driver accelarated. The driver then led law enforcement on a pursuit southbound on the interstate to milepost 76 where he turned around and began driving north.

The driver attempted to avoid spike strips from an assisting Oregon State Police Trooper at milepost 80 when he lost control of the vehicle and crashed into trees in the median.

The driver was identified as 43 year-old Azalea resident, Jacob Waylon Drusky.

Drusky was transported to Mercy Medical Center for evaluation and was later released into the custody of deputies. He was lodged in the Douglas County Jail for Attempt to Elude Police - Vehicle, Reckless Endangering, Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, Interfering with Police Officer and Obstructing Governmental Administration. Drusky was also arrested on two warrants issued out of Coos County.

Residential Structure Fire - 1234 SE Court Avenue - 1-16-18 (Photo)
Roseburg Fire Department - 01/16/18 6:32 AM
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At 3:04 a.m. on January 16, 2018, Roseburg Fire Department was dispatched to a residential structure fire at 1234 SE Court Avenue. The fire was reported by the homeowner.

Firefighters arrived on scene to find light smoke showing from the second floor of the structure. Upon investigation, firefighters found heavy smoke inside the structure where the fire was located. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire which was contained to the upstairs living room. The homeowner was able to safely exit the home and there were no reported injuries.

The structure which is valued at $214,000 sustained approximately $80,000 in damage, of which $30,000 was contents. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

A total of 12 firefighters assisted with firefighting operations. Other agencies assisting with the fire included Pacific Power, Avista Utilities, Roseburg Police Department, Bay Cities Ambulance, and Douglas County Fire District #2.

For the latest information regarding the City of Roseburg Fire Department, please visit our website at www.cityofroseburg.org or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/roseburgfire.



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CMV crashes into a disabled vehicle and onto the shore of the Columbia River just east of Corbett
Oregon State Police - 01/15/18 10:16 PM
On Monday, January 15, 2018 at approximately 5:15PM, Oregon State Police responded to the report of a commercial motor vehicle and trailer that had crashed westbound off I-84 near milepost 23, just east of Corbett. It was reported the CMV had left the roadway, crashed through the guardrail and rolled down a steep embankment, landing on its side along the shore of the Columbia River.

Initial investigation revealed a 2015 International Prostar CMV was operated by 52 year old Suzanne BRAULT from Quebec, Canada. BRAULT had been driving in the slow lane of the interstate and traveled out of her lane and onto the shoulder as she was checking her side mirror in preparation to move into the fast lane. At the point she traveled out of her lane and onto the shoulder, BRAULT struck a parked 1995 Chevy Tahoe that had run out of fuel and was disabled along the shoulder. The Tahoe had been operated by 53 year old Patrick SHEEHAN Jr. from Portland and his 47 year old passenger, Addison BLACKMON III also from Portland.

After striking the Tahoe, BRAULT's CMV and trailer, loaded with food supplies, crashed through the guardrail and traveled down a steep embankment, rolling onto its passenger side along the shoreline of the Columbia River. BRAULT, SHEEHAN Jr. and BLACKMON III were all out of their vehicles upon law enforcement's arrival. BRAULT was transported to Emanuel hospital by ground ambulance for non-life threatening injuries. SHEEHAN Jr. and BLACKMON III were also transported by ground ambulance to OHSU for minor or non- life threatening injuries.

The interstate was restricted to one lane of travel for approximately three hours while this investigation was conducted. The shoulder will remain closed in this area throughout the night and should not affect traffic. During daylight hours tomorrow, January 16th, motorists can expect intermittent lane closures and traffic restrictions as the CMV is removed. Please check tripcheck.com for updated information regarding any potential traffic impacts in that area.
The Oregon State Police was assisted by the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, Corbett Fire Department, the Oregon Department of Transportation, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. The investigation is ongoing and there is no additional information at this time. Photographs will not be available until daylight hours.

Update: Missing Man Found Safe (Photo)
Jackson Co. Sheriff's Office - 01/15/18 6:59 PM
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Update 1/15/18 at 6:30 pm - Mr. Ammer has been found safe in Douglas County. Thank you for keeping an eye out.
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Original release:
SHADY COVE, Ore. - Jackson County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue (SAR) teams are looking for a missing man with dementia. On January 15, 2018, at 11:45 a.m., Wesley "Wes" Ammer, 76, of Shady Cove left his home on Bond Road in a light gray 2012 Subaru Outback wagon with Oregon license plate 741HLV. He was reported missing by family at 3:12 p.m.

Ammer is described as a white male, bald with a gray beard, and brown eyes. He is five feet, eight inches tall and weighs 130 pounds. Ammer was last seen wearing a black long sleeve pullover shirt with a picture of an elk, and blue Wrangler jeans.

Anyone with information about Ammer's whereabouts should call dispatch at (541) 776-7206.

Case #18-001087



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Home Invasion
Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office - 01/15/18 1:47 PM
ROSEBURG, Ore. -- Deputies were dispatched to the 100-block of Santiam Lane in Roseburg early Sunday morning to a report of a home invasion.

At approximately 4:30 am, the call was placed to the 9-1-1 center. The caller stated his juvenile daughter woke up to a male hovering over her with his hands covering her mouth. The unknown male fled the house through a window.

The suspect was described as a young male, possibly a teenager. The male had short hair.

Deputies searched the area and conducted an investigation, which is ongoing. Residents are urged to be vigilant and report any suspicious persons to local law enforcement.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at 541-440-4471 or email dcso.pio@co.douglas.or.us and reference case number 18-0210.

Sheriff's Office Seeks Information on Missing Winston Man (Photo)
Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office - 01/15/18 1:07 PM
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WINSTON, Ore. -- Deputies are seeking information from members of the community who may have information as to the whereabouts of 70 year-old Winston resident, Joseph Daniel Coccia.

The Sheriff's Office was notified Coccia was missing and took a report on Sunday, January 14, 2018.

Coccia, who has dementia according to the caller, is reported to be associated with a green 1997 Subaru Legacy with Oregon license plate VRP113. Coccia's vehicle was involved in a hit and run on Friday, January 12th at approximately 6:30 pm in the 8800-block of Lookingglass Road in Roseburg.

He is described as a white male adult who is approximately 5'6'' weighing 135 lbs with brown eyes and is balding.

Anyone with information as to Coccia's whereabouts or that of his vehicle are asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at (541) 440-4471 or by email at dcso.pio@co.douglas.or.us and refer to case number 18-0215.



Attached Media Files: Joseph Daniel Coccia

Sex Abuse Suspect in Jail, Detectives Seek Additional Victims (Photo)
Jackson Co. Sheriff's Office - 01/15/18 10:23 AM
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MEDFORD, Ore. -- Capping a four-month investigation, Jackson County Sheriff's Office detectives arrested an 18-year-old Medford man for having sexual contact with middle school-aged girls. Detectives believe there are likely more victims who have not yet come forward.

On Thursday, January 11, 2018, Joshua Thomas Campos, of the 1500-block of Hancock Avenue was lodged in jail. He is being held on charges of sexual abuse in the first degree, sexual abuse in the second degree, rape in the second degree, unlawful sexual penetration in the second degree, sodomy in the third degree, and two counts of rape in the third degree. A circuit court judge set bail at $250,000.

The charges involve three separate victims, ages 13 and 14, in incidents that occurred in 2017. Detectives say Campos contacted the victims through friends, at parties, and online.

Detectives would like to hear from additional victims and anyone who has information to share about the case. Those with information can call Detective Steve Bohn at (541) 774-6168.

Case #17-18920



Attached Media Files: Campos mug

Sun. 01/14/18
Gresham Man Arrested For Manslaughter Following Fatal Crash On HWY 26 - Clackamas County (Photo)** Names added**
Oregon State Police - 01/14/18 7:52 PM
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Operator of motorcycle has been identified as David S. Weiss age 71 from Forest Grove
Passenger of motorcycle has been identified as Nancy Jo Ludwig age 70 from Hillsboro
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On January 13, 2018 at about 6:15pm, OSP Troopers along with Clackamas County SO Deputies responded to the report of a two vehicle collision on US 26 near milepost 47, just east of Rhododendron.

Preliminary investigation revealed a white 2003 Chrysler Town and Country van, operated by Robert E. WALSH, age 54 of Gresham was traveling westbound on US 26. While negotiating a curve, WALSH crossed over into the eastbound lane of travel and collided with a silver 2003 Harley Davidson motorcycle. The operator of the Harley Davidson David Weiss (age 71 from Forest Grove) sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The passenger, Nancy Jo Ludwig (age 70), from Hillsboro sustained serious injuries and was taken by air ambulance to Emanuel Hospital.

At the time of the collision the operator and passenger were wearing helmets.

WALSH was taken into custody for Manslaughter II, Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, and Assault II.

OSP was assisted by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, multi-agency CRAFT Team, Hoodland Fire Department, and Oregon Department of Transportation.



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Pedesrtian Killed On Highway 212 Near Damascus - Clackamas County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 01/14/18 12:09 PM
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On January 14, 2018 at approximately 12:00am, OSP Troopers and Clackamas County SO Deputies responded to a fatal motor vehicle collision on Highway 212 east of SE 222nd Ave in Damascus, Clackamas County.

Preliminary investigation revealed a red 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee, operated by Jose RODRIGUEZ-PINEDA, age 54 of Sandy was traveling eastbound on Highway 212 just east of SE 222nd Ave when he collided with a pedestrian. It was determined the pedestrian, identified as Jami Lee DASHER, age 28 of Boring was in the eastbound lane of travel at the time of the collision. DASHER sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene by emergency personnel.

This is an ongoing investigation.

Oregon State Police was assisted by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, multi-agency CRAFT Team, Clackamas Fire Department and ODOT.



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Fri. 01/12/18
Oregon State Stroke Care Committee meets January 18
Oregon Health Authority - 01/12/18 4:46 PM
January 12, 2018

What: The Oregon Stroke Care Committee (SCC) is holding a public meeting.

Agenda: Review bylaws; provide stroke rehabilitation workgroup update; discuss SCC next steps.

When: Thursday, Jan. 18, 7-8:30 a.m.

Where: Legacy Emanuel 2801 N Gantenbein Ave., East Wing, Conference Room 1003, Portland. The meeting also is accessible via webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1540572309010938627

Who: The Oregon Stroke Care Committee is established under ORS 431.673 for the purpose of achieving continuous improvement in the quality of stroke care in Oregon. The committee is made of 10 members appointed by the director of the Oregon Health Authority.

Contact: Stella Rausch-Scott, committee coordinator, OHA Public Health Division, at 971-673-1322.

Everyone has a right to know about and use OHA programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:
--Sign language and spoken language interpreters
--Written material in other languages
--Braille
--Large print
--Audio and other formats

If you need help or have questions, please contact Stella Rausch-Scott at 971-673-1322, 711 TTY or Stella.M.Rausch-Scott@state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Oregon Area Trauma Advisory Board, Region 2, meets January 18
Oregon Health Authority - 01/12/18 4:33 PM
January 12, 2018

What: The Oregon Area Trauma Advisory Board (ATAB), Region 2, is holding a public meeting.

Agenda: Review trauma data; discuss Oregon Stop the Bleed program.

When: Thursday, Jan. 18 from 7-9 p.m.

Where: Salem Hospital, 890 Oak St. SE, Building A, Creekside Room, Salem

Who: The ATAB is established under ORS 431 for achieving continuous improvement in the quality of trauma care in Oregon. The committee is made of 17 members appointed by the director of the Oregon Health Authority.

Contact: Stella Rausch-Scott, committee coordinator, OHA Public Health Division, at 971-673-1322.

Everyone has a right to know about and use OHA programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:
--Sign language and spoken language interpreters
--Written material in other languages
--Braille
--Large print
--Audio and other formats

If you need help or have questions, please contact Stella Rausch-Scott at 971-673-1322, 711 TTY or Stella.M.Rausch-Scott@state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Annual Oregon Health Policy Board Retreat held January 16 in Portland
Oregon Health Authority - 01/12/18 4:17 PM
January 12, 2018

What: The annual retreat of the Oregon Health Policy Board

When: Tuesday, January 16, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Where: Smith Memorial Student Union, 1825 SW Broadway room 238 Portland, OR. Members of the public can call in to listen by dialing 888-808-6929, participant code 915042# or by joining the livestream at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/psu-live-a.

Agenda: welcome; OHA Director's report; retreat vision and goals; summative waiver evaluation presentation; sustainable cost growth discussion; paying for value discussion; public comment, social determinants & equity discussion; behavioral health discussion; high cost drugs committee charter review; healthcare workforce committee membership review; healthcare workforce committee needs assessment review; summary and next steps. For more information on the meeting, visit the board's meeting page: http://www.oregon.gov/OHA/OHPB/Pages/OHPB-Meetings.aspx.

Everyone has a right to know about and use Oregon Health Authority (OHA) programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:
--Sign language and spoken language interpreters
--Written materials in other languages
--Braille
--Large print
--Audio and other formats
If you need help or have questions, please contact Jeff Scroggin at 541-999-6983, 711 TTY, jeffrey.scroggin@dhsoha.state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.

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Oregon State Hospital Advisory Board to meet January 18 in Salem
Oregon Health Authority - 01/12/18 3:09 PM
January 12, 2018

What: Public meeting of the Oregon State Hospital Advisory Board

When: Thursday, January 18, 1-3:30 p.m.

Where: Oregon State Hospital, 2600 Center St. NE, Salem, in the Callan Conference Room. The public can also attend via toll-free conference line at 1-888-278-0296, participant code 4294893.

Agenda: Topics will include public comment, community integration issues, chair/vice chair elections, grievance procedure process improvement, the annual Legislative report, and updates on the following: .370 status, Superintendent recruitment, hiring of a diversity manager, ligature mitigation project, establishing bylaws and discharge work groups, Patient Advisory Council and data report.

Details: The Oregon State Hospital Advisory Board advises the superintendent, Oregon Health Authority director and legislators on issues related to the safety, security and care of patients. Members include consumers, providers, advocates, legislators, community members, consumer families and OSH union members.

The meeting site is accessible to people with disabilities. To request alternate formats, sign language interpreters, physical accessibility, or other reasonable accommodations, call Oregon State Hospital at 503-945-2864 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

For more information, see the board's website at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/osh/Pages/advisory-board.aspx.

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Committee for Family Forestlands meets January 16
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 01/12/18 1:33 PM
SALEM, Ore.--The Committee for Family Forestlands will meet Tuesday, January 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The meeting will be in the Tillamook Room at the Oregon Department of Forestry, 2600 State Street, Salem. The committee will receive and discuss information about:

General updates from the Private Forests Division deputy chief
Enforcing aerial herbicide use laws (ORS 527.672)
The Forest Practices Act compliance audit
Agency strategic initiatives
Marbled murrelet rule analysis update
Forest and natural resource incentives programs update
Land use planning

This is a public meeting, everyone is welcome. The meeting space is accessible to persons with disabilities. Requests for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made at least 48 hours before the meeting. For more information about attending the meeting please contact Susan Dominique at 503-945-7502.

The 13-member committee researches policies that affect family forests, natural resource and forestry benefits. The committee recommends actions to the Oregon Board of Forestry and State Forester based on its findings. You can find more information at: www.oregon.gov/ODF/Board/Pages/CFF.aspx.

Man Indicted, Returned from Indonesia by FBI to Face Fraud Charges in Oregon
FBI - Oregon - 01/12/18 12:04 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- On Friday, January 12, 2018, Richard Macadangdang Sales, 68, made his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Maria-Elena James in the Northern District of California after FBI agents from the Bend, Oregon Residence Agency escorted him back to the U.S. from Indonesia. In December 2017, a federal grand jury in Eugene, Oregon indicted Sales on four counts of wire fraud and one count of money laundering for an alleged scheme that cheated investors of more than $900,000.

The indictment alleges that between 2011 and 2013, investors were led to believe Sales was using their investments to recover hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of U.S. Treasury Notes located in East Asia and the Pacific. The indictment states that victims believed Sales was building humanitarian housing for victims of natural disasters as part of this recovery process and that they would see returns as high as 100 percent.

Sales had been living outside the U.S. since 2012. Working with the Indonesian National Police and Indonesian Immigration, through the FBI's Legal Attaché office in Jakarta, FBI agents traveled to Indonesia and met Sales as he was deported on January 11, 2018. FBI agents escorted him back to the United States and arrested him after touching down on U.S. soil.

Judge James ordered Sales detained pending transfer by the U.S. Marshals Service to the District of Oregon for further court proceedings.

An indictment is only an accusation of a crime, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Contact for this press release:

Kevin Sonoff
Unites States Attorney's Office
District of Oregon
kevin.sonoff@usdoj.gov

Dog Advisory Board Meeting
Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office - 01/12/18 12:02 PM
This is to inform the public that there will be a Dog Control Advisory Board Meeting held at the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Justice Addition to the Douglas County Courthouse, 1036 SE Douglas Room 210, Roseburg, OR on Wednesday January 17th, 2018 at 1800 hours (6pm). The agenda will include:

1. Old Business
2. Rescue Registry
2. License Fee
3. Tactical Communication Training for AC volunteers and Saving Grace employees
4. Livestock Rescues
5. Introduction of new Animal Control Supervisor

The Advisory Board is appointed by the Douglas County Commissioners as established by County Ordinances.

The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the hearing-impaired or for accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made in advance of the meeting to Kathy Cross, Douglas County Sheriff's Office at 541-440-4449 or kacross@co.douglas.or.us

Marine Board Approves Rules, Opens Rulemaking
Oregon Marine Board - 01/12/18 10:24 AM
The Oregon State Marine Board approved rules and opened rulemaking for wake sports during their quarterly Board meeting held on January 10, at the Department of Fish and Wildlife office, in Salem.

The Board adopted rules for: Visual Distress Signals to match federal regulations at the mouth of the Columbia River; Hunt Tag Program Fees that revert to the previous fee schedule; and, Fees for Furnishing Information in public records requests to be in line with Department of Administrative Services guidelines.

The Board approved opening rulemaking for Division 10, statewide rules and Division 20, local rules and directed staff to convene a Rules Advisory Committee to assist in drafting a fiscal impact statement and propose rule language addressing wake sport activities within 200 feet of the shoreline.

The Board also interviewed four candidates for Marine Director. The Board directed Human Resources to complete reference and background checks. Once a candidate has been offered the position and accepted, the agency will issue a press release announcing the new director.
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Wells Fargo Reports Fourth Quarter 2017 Net Income of $6.2 Billion; Diluted EPS of $1.16
Wells Fargo - 01/12/18 9:51 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) reported net income of $6.2 billion, or $1.16 per diluted common share, for fourth quarter 2017, compared with $5.3 billion, or $0.96 per share, for fourth quarter 2016, and $4.5 billion, or $0.83 per share, for third quarter 2017.

Chief Executive Officer Tim Sloan said, "In 2017 we continued executing on our plan to build a better bank for the future, and I'm proud of the hard work and dedication of our team members to put our customers first as we transform Wells Fargo. Over the past year we have invested billions of dollars into our business and capabilities including risk management, accelerated the pace of innovation, increased our commitment to communities, enhanced team member benefits, and continued to execute on our business strategies to provide long-term value to our shareholders. The progress we made over the past year was evident in the fourth quarter in higher deposits, loan growth particularly in commercial loans, increased debit and credit card transactions, and record client assets under management in Wealth and Investment Management. While we faced challenges in 2017, we are a much better company today than we were a year ago, and I am confident that this year Wells Fargo will be even better."

Chief Financial Officer John Shrewsberry said, "Wells Fargo reported $6.2 billion of net income in the fourth quarter, which included a net benefit from the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act and a gain on the sale of Wells Fargo Insurance Services, partially offset by litigation accruals. Compared with the third quarter we grew both loans and deposits, and our credit performance, liquidity and capital remained exceptionally strong. We returned a record $14.5 billion to shareholders through common stock dividends and net share repurchases in 2017, up 16 percent, and returning more capital to shareholders remains a priority. We've made progress on our efficiency initiatives and remain committed to our target of $2 billion of expense reductions by the end of 2018, which are being used to support our investments in the business, and an additional $2 billion by the end of 2019. In addition, by the beginning of 2019 we expect the amortization of core deposit intangible expense ($769 million in 2018) and the FDIC special assessment to be complete."

The full earnings news release is posted at wellsfargo.com.

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MEDIA AVAILABILITY TODAY (Jan. 12, 2018)--OHA, OHSU infectious disease physicians provide update on flu season
Oregon Health Authority - 01/12/18 9:25 AM
January 12, 2018

What: Physicians from the OHA Public Health Division and OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital will be available to discuss the 2017-2018 flu season, including data, vaccinations and other prevention steps.

When: 10:30-11:30 a.m. TODAY (Friday, Jan. 12)

Where: Portland State Office Building, 800 NE Oregon St., Room 1B (main floor). A video recording will be posted after the media availability on the Oregon Public Health Division YouTube page, https://www.youtube.com/user/healthoregon.

Who: Richard Leman, M.D.
Medical Epidemiologist
Acute and Communicable Disease Prevention Section
OHA Public Health Division

Dawn Nolt, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Infectious Diseases
OHSU School of Medicine
OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital

For more flu info:
-- OHA "Preventing the Flu":http://flu.oregon.gov/
--OHSU Doernbecher Seasonal Flu Guide for Parents:https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.ohsu.edu_xd_health_services_doernbecher_seasonal-2Dand-2Dnovel-2Dh1n1-2Dflu.cfm&d=DwMGaQ&c=7gilq_oJKU2hnacFUWFTuYqjMQ111TRstgx6WoATdXo&r=uSrcqmNyYd0nGhrYEVYTo3FFRFP8-HvxTO3cncMRpppbv4-8b0CKgX1GC4LjODbz&m=oK9NkY3C3vtkqfbD03YT3vnHbr75dmlNuCCe2wY-U64&s=rMsmyQC-hCJKfG917YIJ9wsy9am05b1Gri65niGxPtc&e=
--CDC Influenza page:https://www.cdc.gov/flu/

Northwest Association for Blind Athletes to Host Back to Back Camps for Children with Visual Impairments
Northwest Assn. for Blind Athletes - 01/12/18 8:22 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:
Billy Henry, Founder/Executive Director
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes
311 West Evergreen Blvd, Ste. 200
Vancouver, Washington 98660
Local Phone: 1-360-718-2826
Toll Free: 1-800-880-9837
http://www.nwaba.org
bhenry@nwaba.org

Northwest Association for Blind Athletes to Host Back to Back Camps for Children with Visual Impairments

Vancouver, Washington--January 10th, 2018--Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) announced today that it will be hosting two Camp Abilities camps this year. Camp Abilities is a camp model derived from a program based out of New York that offers a one-week comprehensive, developmental sports camp for children and youth with visual impairments. The camp provides 1:2 instructional situations for each child. These children will vary in socioeconomic status, ethnic background and level of skills and abilities. This will be the third annual Camp Abilities Oregon that NWABA has offered for children with visual impairments across the state, but it will be the first time NWABA hosts Camp Abilities Washington.

Camp Abilities Oregon will be held at the Linfield College campus in McMinnville, OR from July 22 to July 27, 2018. This camp will accept 40 youth ages 8-15. Camp Abilities Washington will be hosted at University of Puget Sound's campus from July 29 to August 3, 2018. This camp is accepting 40 youth ages 9-14. Registration for both camps opens on January 16, 2018 at 8 am. Please visit www.nwaba.org to fill out electronic registration forms. Campers will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Additionally, NWABA is also accepting applications for Camp counselors for both camps, which can be found online as well.

The program's purpose is to empower children who are blind or visually impaired, break the cycle of dependence and ill health that is unnecessarily associated with their disability, and build their self-belief that they can take control of their own quality of life and use their many talents to actively contribute in their communities. Campers will participate in a variety of sports and recreational activities including goalball (a sport specifically developed for individuals with visual impairments), judo, tandem cycling, kayaking, track & field, and numerous others.

"Our Board of Directors is extremely excited to offer these truly transformational programs to children and youth with visual impairments. Camp Abilities will reach far beyond participating in sports and act as a catalyst to help campers gain the confidence, self-esteem, friendships and independence they need to achieve success in all areas of life." said Founder & Executive Director Billy Henry.

Camp Abilities Oregon is partially funded by the Oregon Blind and Visually Impaired Student Fund, and Camp Abilities Washington is partially funded by Washington State Department of Services for the Blind. However, additional support is critically needed to deliver a successful camp. Donations to support Camp Abilities are accepted by mailing a check to PO BOX 65265, Vancouver, WA, 98665 or making an online gift at www.nwaba.org. Please indicate that your donation is to support Camp Abilities. For more information on Northwest Association for Blind Athletes, please contact Billy Henry at 1-360-718-2826, or visit www.nwaba.org

About NWABA:
The mission of Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) is to provide life-changing opportunities through sports and physical activity to individuals who are blind and visually impaired. A group of students who were visually impaired formed the association in 2007 to ensure that people who are blind were participating in sports and physical activity. Today, NWABA is a rapidly expanding 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides more than 1,500 children, youth, adults and military veterans with visual impairments tailored programming which improves self-confidence and self-esteem, promotes independence, creates an inclusive community of supporters, and builds the skills necessary to succeed in all areas of life including school and employment.

For information: http://www.nwaba.org or
Contact: bhenry@nwaba.org
Phone: 1-360-718-2826
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Beaverton Man Killed in Fatal Car Crash Near Cloverdale (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 01/12/18 8:12 AM
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On Thursday, January 11, 2018 at approximately 8:30pm Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a report of a single vehicle crash on US Highway 101 near milepost 89.

Preliminary investigation revealed a silver 2005 BMW 325Ci, operated by Carl E. MATTHEWS, age 65, of Beaverton, was northbound on US Highway 101 when the vehicle left the roadway. The vehicle rolled through a brushy area east of the roadway and came to rest on its wheels, just off the highway facing southeast. MATTHEWS died at the scene as a result of injuries sustained during the crash.

US Highway 101 at the scene was partially closed for approximately 3.5 hours following the crash. OSP was assisted at the scene by the Tillamook County Sheriff's Office, Nestucca Fire and Rescue and the Tillamook County Medical Examiner.

Speed, alcohol use and marijuana use are being investigated as possible contributing factors for the crash.

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Widespread Mail Theft Reported (Photo)
Jackson Co. Sheriff's Office - 01/11/18 5:24 PM
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JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. -- Deputies spent hours Thursday investigating numerous cases of mail theft across southern Jackson County. On January 11, 2018, victims reported thefts in the following general areas: Dead Indian Memorial Road, South Pacific Highway (ORE 99), West Glenwood Avenue, South Stage Road, Griffin Creek Road, West Griffin Creek Road, Dark Hollow Road.

Deputies say the thieves targeted banks of mailboxes, especially those with flags up, indicating outgoing mail. They have recovered a large volume of stolen mail found dumped, much of which was opened with items removed. It was processed for evidence and turned over to the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to be forwarded to the proper recipients.

Deputies believe vehicle break-ins reported in the same areas overnight are related. The thefts may also be related to similar crimes reported recently in other jurisdictions within Jackson County.

If you witnessed suspicious activity or have evidence that may assist in the investigation -- including surveillance footage -- please contact deputies at (541) 774-6800. Refer to the case number below.

Deputies will continue to collaborate with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service on the investigation. They make the following suggestions and requests for concerned citizens:

If you were expecting a particular piece of mail and you believe it is missing, contact your local post office directly.

If you believe you may be a victim of stolen credit cards, checks, or other financial information, contact the appropriate financial institution immediately to stop payment on checks and issue a fraud alert.

If you need to send a payment or documents that contain identifying information, such as your Social Security number, take your outgoing mail to a post office or hand it to your mail carrier; do not leave mail in your mailbox with the flag up.

If you find discarded mail that you believe to be stolen, take it to your local post office.

Check your mail daily; do not leave it in the box overnight.

If you will be out of town, notify your local post office to hold your mail until you return.

Additional information on mail theft prevention can be found on the USPS website: https://www.usps.com/help/. The USPS has a free online program called Informed Delivery that allows customers to receive daily notifications with images of incoming mail. It helps people to know when to expect a delivery. You can learn more and register at https://informeddelivery.usps.com.


Case #17-00736



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Link Correction: Guide Advisory Committee Meeting January 16
Oregon Marine Board - 01/11/18 3:37 PM
The Oregon State Marine Board will hold a meeting of the Guide Advisory Committee (GAC) on Tuesday, January 16, at the Marine Board office, 435 Commercial St NE, in Salem beginning at
3 pm.

The committee will review the following:
Registration renewal status
Motorized Passenger Boat Operator's Certification program roll out
Enforcement Update
Safety Equipment Requirements
Legislative concepts and potential rule changes

The meeting details listed above can also be viewed at http://www.oregon.gov/OSMB/info/Pages/Board-and-Public-Meetings.aspx
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Photos- Concrete truck overturns on Exit 24, I-5 Phoenix interchange, Jan. 11, 2018 (Photo)
ODOT: SW Oregon - 01/11/18 3:09 PM
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Phoenix I-5 Exit 24 overpass: a concrete truck has overturned at the southbound off-ramp at North Phoenix Road, blocking westbound traffic across the interstate. I-5 traffic not affected.
Use alternate routes. Expect delays and lane closures as tows work to right the truck.



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Jacksonville man wins $1,000,004 with Powerball ticket
Oregon Lottery - 01/11/18 12:00 PM
Jan. 11, 2018 - Salem, Ore. -- When Reggie Pearne won $4 by matching the Powerball number he thought he was pretty lucky. A few days later, he matched five numbers and won $1,000,000.

"I bought the ticket for multiple drawings," Pearne said of his quick pick ticket with three sets of numbers. "I would say it was a pretty lucky ticket. If I could have just matched both the Powerball number and the other numbers, well I would have been very lucky."

When Pearne realized he had a $1 million ticket, he checked the numbers at least nine times.

"I found out at 1:09 a.m. and the only thing on my mind was 'what now?'" he said. Travelling to Salem to collect his prize was on his list.

Pearne's winning numbers were 2-18-37-39-42 but he missed the Powerball number of 24 for the Wednesday, Jan. 3 drawing. The jackpot on Jan. 3 was $460 million. Pearne purchased his ticket from the J'Ville Tavern in Jacksonville.

Jane Lee, owner of the Jacksonville tavern said she was very excited to learn they had sold a winning ticket. Lee's tavern will receive a 1-percent selling bonus of $10,000.

"We love it when people come in and buy tickets," she said. "When the jackpot gets high, people start buying them. We are a small, local bar and have been here since 1913. My family has owned the bar for 20 years, so it's nice to know that we can win Powerball too!"

Lee said she had renovations for the tavern planned, and was going to use the money to complete the project.

"This is perfect timing," she said. "We are doing some upgrading so it works out perfectly."

Pearne's prize was the second large Powerball prize won by someone in southern Oregon this month. On Jan. 4, Ronald Ceci of Grants Pass won $2 million playing Powerball. He selected the Power Play option for an additional $1, which doubled his prize to a total of $2 million. The Lil' Pantry Market & Deli in Merlin sold Ceci his ticket.

A $559 million winning Powerball ticket was sold in New Hampshire in the Jan. 6 drawing.

During the 2015-17 biennium, more than $33 million in Oregon Lottery proceeds were directed to economic development, parks, education and watershed enhancement in Josephine County.

Lottery officials recommend that you always sign the back of your tickets with each Oregon Lottery game you play, to ensure you can claim any prize you may win. In the event of winning a jackpot, players should consult with a trusted financial planner or similar professional to develop a plan for their winnings. Prize winners of more than $50,000 should contact the Lottery office to schedule an appointment to claim their prize.

Since the Oregon Lottery began selling tickets on April 25, 1985, it has earned more than $11 billion for economic development, public education, state parks and watershed enhancements. For more information on the Oregon Lottery visit www.oregonlottery.org


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Construction safety summit coming to central Oregon
Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services - 01/11/18 9:29 AM
(Salem) -- The safety and health of workers in the residential, commercial, and industrial construction industries will take center stage during a two-day training conference in central Oregon.

Topics covered during the Jan. 29-30 Mid-Oregon Construction Safety Summit will include ladder safety, excavation rules, electrical safety, construction-related health hazards, and elimination of fall hazards.

Oregon's Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA), a division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, is one of several partners presenting the 17th annual summit at the Riverhouse on the Deschutes Convention Center in Bend. Those partners include the nonprofit Central Oregon Safety and Health Association.

The summit's keynote speaker is Russ Nicolai, safety director for Snyder, a commercial roofing contractor with offices in Oregon and Washington. During his Jan. 30 presentation, "Changing One's Perspective," Nicolai will discuss how innovations can create successes in protecting workers and boosting company performance.

The summit also offers opportunities for attendees to earn continuing education credits through Oregon's Construction Contractors Board and Landscape Contractors Board. Moreover, certification and re-certification will be offered for first-aid personnel and workzone flaggers.

The two-day summit's other workshops include:
Construction A-Z. This session reviews the many hazards found in construction and demolition, and the best practices -- and requirements -- for correcting them.
General excavation safety.
Electrical safety and you.
Understanding and implementing the new silica standard for construction.
Defensive driving strategies for central Oregon.
Hand/power tools and personal protective equipment.

Registration for pre-conference workshops (Monday, Jan. 29) is $50. Conference registration (Tuesday, Jan. 30) is $85. Registration for the OSHA 10-hour training for construction is $140 for both days.
To register, go to https://safetyseries.cvent.com/summit18. If you have questions or need help registering, call the Oregon OSHA Conference Section, 503-947-7411.

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About Oregon OSHA:
Oregon OSHA, a division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, enforces the state's workplace safety and health rules and works to improve workplace safety and health for all Oregon workers. For more information, go to www.osha.oregon.gov.

The Department of Consumer and Business Services is Oregon's largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. For more information, go to www.dcbs.oregon.gov.

BLM waives most day use fees in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Photo)
Bureau of Land Management Ore. & Wash. - 01/11/18 8:48 AM
Fishing at the Big Pines Recreation Site on the Yakima River
Fishing at the Big Pines Recreation Site on the Yakima River
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WASHINGTON -- In order to increase recreational access to public land, the Bureau of Land Management will waive recreation-related fees for visitors to public lands on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 15, 2018.

"On Monday, to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the BLM invites families to spend the day together enjoying America's rich public lands heritage," said Brian Steed, BLM Deputy Director. "Most of these lands are just a short drive from your community. Our fee-free days are a way to encourage our neighbors to enjoy a family outing while reflecting on the American values that have made America great."

Site-specific standard amenity and individual day-use fees at BLM-managed recreation sites and areas will be waived for the day. Other fees, such as overnight camping, cabin rentals, group day use and use of special areas, will remain in effect.

BLM-managed public lands offer more recreational opportunities than any other federal agency, including camping, hunting, fishing and horseback riding, to boating, whitewater rafting, off-highway vehicle driving and many more activities. About 67 million visits are made annually to BLM-managed lands and waters, supporting more than 48,000 jobs nationwide and contributing almost $7 billion to the country's economy.

The BLM will waive recreation-related fees for visitors to public lands on four additional occasions this year-- Presidents Day (February 19), National Get Outdoors Day (June 9), National Public Lands Day (September 22) and Veterans Day (November 11).

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The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America's public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. Diverse activities authorized on these lands generated $75 billion in sales of goods and services throughout the American economy in fiscal year 2016 - more than any other agency in the Department of the Interior. These activities supported more than 372,000 jobs.



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