Category Archives: Yachats

PUD Responding To Weather Related Power Outages


PUD reports that power is back on in the California Street Neighborhood.

Central Lincoln PUD reported there was a power outage from South Beach to Yachats around 3:30 am on Wednesday November 12,  due to a downed tree. Nearly 7,000 customers were out of power. PUD crews had the power restored within two hours. Crews are working on another outage just north of Yachats. Every home should have an emergency kit that includes a flashlight, battery operated radio and clock, extra batteries and non perishable foods plus a manual can opener, bottled water and warm blankets. Candles should not be used for extended periods of time and should never be left unattended.Never use kerosene or propane heaters inside without proper ventilation.

They create dangerous fumes.Power crews advise that if your power is out you should turn on your porch light switch. After crews complete repairs, they patrol the area of the power failure to see if lights are on. During a power outage as much as possible, do not open refrigerators and freezers–they will keep food and perishables inside cold for some time if not opened. Check on your neighbors, especially those who may need special assistance. Protect your pipes during freezing weather by wrapping them with insulation. Also, leave faucets dripping so water won’t freeze and crack the pipes. If you experience a power outage call the PUD outage line at 1-866-484-3783.

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New Cape Perpetua Manager

capeperpetua marine reserveBrian Hoeh will be introduced as the new manager at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center with an Open House and meet and greet on Thursday, October 30 at 4:30 p.m. Brian has served as the Supervisor and Interpretive Lead for the Siuslaw National Forest Valuing People and Places Field Ranger program since 2013. His professional background includes working for the National Park Service at Oregon Caves and serving the U.S. Coast Guard. He recently completed a Graduate Certificate in Natural Resources Management from Oregon State University.

“We are both fortunate and excited to have Brian coming in as the new manager, “stated Dave Thompson, Siuslaw National Forest Interpretive Specialist and Cape Perpetua Scenic Area Program Manager. “Brian brings a wealth of experience and vision to this position, opening the doors with new ideas and services to enhance positive visitor experiences,” added Thompson.

“I look forward to the opportunity to share this unique and fascinating part our Forest with visitors from around the world. It will be an honor to work with all of the talented volunteers who run the Visitor Center; they care so much about this place and provide an outstanding service to visitors, “said Brian Hoeh, Cape Perpetua Visitor Center Manager. Continue reading

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Fire At Cummins Creek

siuslaw-national-forest-logoA fire located in a drainage of Cummins Creek in the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area near the wilderness boundary was spotted late Monday night (9/1).  Siuslaw National Forest firefighters responded with initial attack on the half acre fire, and have called in a 20-person crew to work on containment. Siuslaw National Forest fire officials report that brush, duff, and downed wood are burning.  The cause is unknown at this time.  Smoke may be visible to hikers on the Cummins Creek Trail #1382 and from Forest Service Road 55.  There are no closures in place. Continue reading

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