The Siletz Watershed Council held its 12th annual Siletz River clean-up on Saturday April 11. According to Conrad Gowell, Siletz Watershed Council coordinator it was a great success and efforts at removing trash from the river all these years seems to have paid off. Many volunteers noted that the river seemed noticeably cleaner this year. There was a lot of trash that came from long ago practices that have been exposed over time with floods and erosion.
There were 10 drift boats and 2 sled boats and the skippers and passengers enjoyed the river as they worked to clean it up. Additional volunteers helped from the land side.Gowell said they covered about 40 miles of the river and collected 1090 lbs of trash according to Dahl Disposal records. This was down from 4000 lbs collected last year even though they had a lot of volunteers.
Gowell added there were many people and businesses to thank in making this event a successful one. There were great raffle prizes for each of the 45 participants, including two beautiful fishing rods. Coffee and donuts started the day and an after- event chili and hot dog feed kept everyone happy. Garbage bags were provided by SOLVE which also helped pay for signs and posters to promote the event.
Gowell said this was a great chance to have fun and give back at the same time. The river provides excellent fishing, clean-water for drinking, and beauty. Everyone wants to keep it that way and they show up or donate food or gifts. He concluded that it is very gratifying.
Lincoln County Assessor’s Office will be conducting a physical reappraisal of all residential properties within the cities of Toledo and Siletz. County Appraisers will be driving marked vehicles and carrying Assessors Office identification. Physical reappraisals are routinely conducted to update the Lincoln County assessment records and maintain equitable assessments. The reappraised values in Toledo and Siletz will be reflected on the 2015-16 tax roll which will be mailed in late October 2015.
Appraisal and assessment questions may be directed to the appraisal staff or the Chief Appraiser at (541) 265-4102. The Assessor’s counter will be open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. The computer terminal access in the second floor hallway outside the Assessor’s Office will also be available Monday through Friday 8:30 am through 5:00 pm. Access to Assessor’s Office maps and prior years value information continues to be available on the Assessors web page at http://www.co.lincoln.or.us
On March 24, 2015, Deputy Bruster of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a residence, just outside the city limits of Toledo, on report of a stabbing. The deputy contacted the male victim and started an investigation which revealed he was stabbed multiple times with a knife in the early morning hours at the location. The victim was transported to the Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital in Newport where he received treatment for his injuries.
During the course of the investigation Axl K. Goodell, 22 years of age from Siletz, was identified as the suspect of the stabbing. The Sheriff’s Office obtained an arrest warrant for Goodell and, with assistance from other law enforcement agencies, began checking the local area for him. Information was developed that persons within Lincoln County were likely harboring Goodell and providing him with means of transportation.
On April 7, 2015, the U.S. Marshalls Service, working in conjuction with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, arrived in the area of 218 Gwee Shut Rd., Siletz and observed Goodell getting into a sport utility vehicle. The Marshalls then contacted Goodell and took him into custody without incident. Goodell was with a female, Kellie A. Kaiser, 19 years old from Siletz. She was identified as the owner of the sport utility vehicle and placed under arrest for assisting with Goodell’s flight from authorities. Both Goodell and Kaiser were transported to the Lincoln County Jail.
Goodel was lodged on the warrant, listing charges as: Attempted Murder, Assault in the First Degree, Assault in the second Degree and Unlawful use of a weapon. His bail was set at $250,000.00. Kaiser was lodged and charged with Hindering prosecution. Her bail set at $50,000.00.
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