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Medicare Workshop Coming Up!


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February 28, 2015 · 11:20 am

The Lincoln City Super Auction II, THE SEQUEL¬¬¬¬—Conclusion Coming March 6th, 2015

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The Lincoln City Chamber of Commerce will present the conclusion of the Super Auction II, the Sequel on Friday, March 6th at Aces Bar & Grill with live in-person bidding only beginning at 6pm. Three hours of the thirteen hour annual auction were left on the auction block on Saturday, February 21st when Chamber officials decided to stop the event due to pervasive prank calls. This 2nd auction will present more than 40 items that had been scheduled for the last three hours of the original Super Auction including the “power hour” which offers higher dollar value items. All donations are by local businesses to help fund Chamber programs throughout the year.
“Some really wonderful items are waiting for a home like the $880 two-tone silver and gold necklace and earrings set from Diamonds by the Sea,” said Nonni Augustine, Executive Director of the Chamber. “And we still have that fabulous 7 night stay in Bend donated by Chinook Winds Casino Resort to give away in a grand prize drawing!”
A list of the remaining auction items may be viewed by going to the Chamber website Auction item images may be viewed on the Chamber Facebook page Call the Chamber office with any questions at (541) 994-3070.
Aces Bar & Grill, 3250 NE 50th, will provide light appetizers and a no host bar. Volunteers, as donations, are still and always welcome. The Chamber would like to acknowledge and thank our sponsors: Chinook Winds Casino Resort, Beachcombers Haven Vacation Rentals, Bob’s Beach Books, Century Link, Diamonds by the Sea, Taft Athletic Club, Taft High School, The Eventuary Event Center, Roby’s and Yaquina Bay Communications.
The Lincoln City Chamber of Commerce is an organization made up of local business members supporting one another and the community. Their office is located at 4039 NW Logan Rd., Lincoln City. For more information, go to, or call the Chamber office at 541-994-3070 or email

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Lincoln City Police Officer Tokata Cameron Tehama graduated from the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training Basic Police Academy



On February 20, 2015, Lincoln City Police Officer Tokata Cameron Tehama graduated from the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training Basic Police Academy, Class 347. Officer Tehama graduated along with his entire class of thirty-nine student officers. The Academy was sixteen weeks in length.

Generally a graduation ceremony marks the end of an educational experience. Officer Tehama returned to Lincoln City Police on Tuesday February 24th where he will continue to build upon the foundational training received at the Academy. Officer Tehama will continue his basic training and complete the Field Training Evaluation Program (FTEP) which he started prior to leaving for the academy. The FTEP program consists of teaching, coaching, and mentoring by various experienced officers who are Field Training Officers.

Chief Kilian states, “I am very proud of Officer Tehama and his successful efforts during his Basic Academy training”. He further states, “We are very excited as Officer Tehama returns to Lincoln City and completes his initial training. He will be an asset to the agency and to the community”.

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February 28, 2015 · 10:54 am

Invasive Fish Found By Fisherman

knifejaw_largeA team of scientists from Oregon State University and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is studying an unusual fish captured alive in a crab pot near Port Orford this week called a striped knifejaw that is native to Japan, as well as China and Korea. The appearance in Oregon waters of the fish (Oplegnathus fasciatus), which is sometimes called a barred knifejaw or striped beakfish, may or may not be related to the Japanese tsunami of 2011, the researchers say, and it is premature to conclude that this non-native species may be established in Oregon waters. But its appearance and survival certainly raises questions, according to OSU’s John Chapman, an aquatic invasive species specialist at the university’s Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport.

“Some association with Japanese tsunami debris is a strong possibility, but we cannot rule out other options, such as the fish being carried over in ballast water of a ship or an aquarium fish being released locally,” Chapman said. “But finding a second knifejaw nearly two years after the discovery of fish in a drifting Japanese boat certainly gets my attention.” In March 2013, five striped knifejaws were found alive in a boat near Long Beach, Washington, that had drifted over from Japan. Four of the fish were euthanized, but one was taken to the Seaside Aquarium, where it is still alive and well.

OSU marine ecologist Jessica Miller examined the four euthanized knifejaws from Washington in 2013, analyzing their otoliths, or ear bones, for clues to their origin. “The young fish of these species are known to associate with drift and may be attracted to floating marine debris,” Miller said. “Japanese tsunami marine debris continues to arrive on beaches in Oregon and Washington – and some debris from Japan washed up on the southern Oregon coast this month – so it is not inconceivable that the Port Orford fish was associated with Japanese marine debris. Continue reading

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LCSD Tip Of The Week: Residential Burglary Prevention

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No one wants to be a victim of burglary; it’s a traumatic and distressing experience. Many burglaries occur when the residence is not occupied. This could occur at a vacation home or permanent residence.

There are several crime prevention techniques when it comes to protecting your residence. Obvious techniques would include locking all doors and windows and the use of motion lights for the exterior of your home.

Listed below are some recent suggestions from your Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office to help protect your home and or property:
• Consider getting a video recording system for your home. Video quality has improved within the last several years and the cost associated with such equipment has been reduced to an affordable rate.
• Install a motion activated “game” camera in an inconspicuous location (Tree, Shrub etc) on your property. If the camera is directed toward the driveway, a suspect vehicle description with license plate could be obtained.
• Burglars have been recently targeting high definition flat screen televisions located inside unoccupied residences. Record the make, model, size and serial number of each flat screen television to assist the Sheriff’s Office in the event of a recovery.
• Look into getting an audible alarm system. Suspects to do not like attention being focused on them. An audible alarm being activated during a burglary in progress could be the difference of a suspect being inside your home for a few hours versus a few seconds.
• Having dogs at your residence can greatly reduce your chances of being burglarized. A burglar will most likely choose a house without a dog due to a better chance of not being detected or attacked.
• Engrave you driver’s license number on valuable tools, electronics, etc. Often times, Patrol Deputies encounter suspected stolen property, but without a serial number or identifying marks it becomes difficult to determine what items are linked to a burglary victim.
• Keep photographs of items of value in a secure location. In the unfortunate event of a burglary, photos can aid law enforcement when recovering suspected stolen property.
• Keep all firearms and valuable jewelry in a safe that is bolted to the floor or studded wall. Typical burglars usually like to take items without much effort. There is a reason why old bulky television sets are typically left behind.

Your Sheriff’s Office encourages all of our citizens to employ some or all of these prevention techniques to help reduce criminal activity, aid in identification of suspect(s), and also identifying stolen property.

For more information and tips, visit our web site at and on your Smartphone via the “MobilePatrol” app and Like us on Facebook at Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office – Oregon.

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Tidewater Man Pleads Guilty To Unlicensed Guide/Outfitter Service

OSP bannerTroopers from the Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division assigned to the Newport Area Command investigated a complaint of unlawful guiding/outfitting in the Alsea Valley area. In February of 2014, troopers initiated an investigation into allegations that CHRIS COTTER, 30, of Tidewater OR, had been performing unlicensed guide/outfitter services under the business name ‘Alsea Valley Outfitters’. Investigation revealed COTTER provided guide/outfitting services in May of 2014 on a spring bear hunt, without the proper licensure. Shortly thereafter, COTTER was cited and released for Guiding Without a License.

On January 20, 2015, COTTER pled guilty to One (1) count of Guiding Without a License. He was sentenced to 40 hours of Community Service, 24 months of bench probation, No hunting/fishing for probation term (24 months),may not act as a guide or outfitter during probation term (24 months), may not possess firearms or dangerous weapons, and was assessed a $250 fine with $700 restitution to Oregon State Police for costs.

Oregon State Police troopers in the Fish & Wildlife division investigate violations of Oregon’s Guide and Outfitter laws with a focus on offenders who engage in the unlawful commercialization of fish and wildlife resources. The Fish & Wildlife Division works with the Oregon Hunters Association Turn-in-Poachers (TIP) program where callers who report wildlife crimes to police may be eligible for a reward if the information leads to the apprehension and conviction of wildlife offenders. Anyone with information about wildlife offenses is asked to call (800) 452-7888; and additional information may be found at

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