Category Archives: Yachats

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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Yachats Man Wanted For Assault and Attempted Murder

ValentineLane County Sheriff Deputies are asking the public’s help in finding a Yachats man wanted for the assault and attempted murder of his roommate. Tuesday (8/26) at about 11:30 am Lane County Sheriff’s deputies respond to an assault report at a home off Highway 101 south of Yachats, just inside Lane County. The 48-year old victim reported to deputies that he was listening to music in his living room when his roommate 62-year old Buddy Valentine reportedly began beating him with various objects and then doused him with lighter fluid.

The victim suffered multiple injuries in the attack and was taken by ambulance to Peace Harbor Hospital in Florence and was later transferred to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Springfield for further treatment of his injuries. Valentine is wanted by police on charges of attempted murder; first degree assault I, first degree arson and menacing. He has been known to use several aliases, including: Byron Mathew McArthur, Byrom Mathew, Buddy Eric Valentine and other variations of those names. The Lane County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone who sees Valentine or knows of his whereabouts to call 9-1-1 immediately.



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