Oregonians have learned the importance of preparedness due to numerous recent hazards – including wildfire, drought, floods, ice storms and more. Though earthquakes are less common, they are top of mind in the Northwest due to the Cascadia subduction zone, a fault located off the Pacific Coa…
Oregon State University (OSU) will receive a $2 million grant from the Department of Energy to study the impact of offshore winds on the environment.
There are 24 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 4,185, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.
There have been several serious motor vehicle crashes this past week, a few of which resulted in fatalities, Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) reported.
Oregon State University researchers and a team of international scientists have gained new insights into the diet, population density and social interactions of a group of Brazilian jaguars.
Citizens throughout Oregon’s 5th Congressional District sat in on a virtual town hall Tuesday, Oct. 12, to hear from U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader. Schrader addressed questions on prescription drug pricing, the Violence Against Women Act and the Jan. 6 attack on the state Capitol.
State Sen. Betsy Johnson, of Warren, announced Thursday on her Facebook page that she is running for Oregon Governor, "as an independent leader unaffiliated with any party and loyal only to the people of Oregon."
Sunscreen that includes zinc oxide, a common ingredient, loses much of its effectiveness and becomes toxic after two hours of exposure to ultraviolet radiation, according to a collaboration that included Oregon State University scientists.
Open enrollment began Friday, Oct. 15, for Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription drug plans. Open enrollment for the 2022 Medicare plan year is from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7.
The 2020 crop year is one to be celebrated by the 37,200 farms and ranches that make up Oregon’s diverse agricultural community. Oregon is home to more than 225 commodities, everything from cattle to cherries to hazelnuts and hay.
With climate change impacting the Earth, sea levels are beginning to rise again, and as they rise it will impact the shorelines many in Oregon and California call home.
Tillamook County Health Department reported during a Tillamook County Board of Commissioners meeting Wednesday, Oct. 13, 14 COVID-19 cases for the weekend case count from Friday, Oct. 8, through Sunday, Oct. 10. The 7-day case count from Oct. 3 through Oct. 9 was 26. The 14-day case count fr…
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Oregon Department of Forestry are pleased to announce the state has received an additional $750,000 federal grant to continue developing a Habitat Conservation Plan for state-owned forests west of the Cascades.
There are 33 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 4,117 the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.
There are 82 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 4,084 the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.
Microbiology researchers at Oregon State University have shed new light on the mechanisms of carbon cycling in the ocean, using a novel approach to track which microbes are consuming different types of organic carbon produced by common phytoplankton species.
Every October, open enrollment begins for Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription drug plans. Medicare plans and coverage for prescription drugs change each year, so it is important for Oregonians who are enrolled in Medicare to evaluate their plan options and make changes during open enr…
There are 20 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 4,002, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.
A new study of the genetic profiles of wild and hatchery coho salmon demonstrates important distinctions in how the two types of fish form mating pairs.
At the recommendation of Oregon’s coastal legislators, Gov. Kate Brown issued a formal request on Oct. 4 to the U.S. Department of Commerce for federal disaster relief for Oregon’s commercial salmon industry. This request comes in response to diminished salmon landings for the 2018, 2019, an…
Each year from 2014-2018 in Oregon there were an estimated 7,000 crashes involving deer and elk causing an average of 2.2 human fatalities with over 453 people injured.
A recent Oregon State University study on cardiovascular disease among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders revealed more about the lack of scientific literature on racial and ethnic groups with small populations than about the overall risk factors and heart disease rates.
Rinehart Clinic was notified last week that it would receive $512,012 in grant funding through the American Rescue Plan Capital Improvement Awards. The purpose of the grant is to help modernize health centers and support underserved communities. Rinehart Clinic was one of nearly 1,300 federa…
Manzanita will be on the big screen once again. The council approved during a meeting Wednesday, Oct. 6, a special event permit for Big Indie Somebody, Inc. to film a mobile scene in the town for an Amazon Studios film titled “Somebody I Used To Know.” The filming of the scene will take plac…
Amber research by the Oregon State University College of Science has produced the first definite identification of grass in fossilized tree resin from the Baltic region, home to the world’s most well-known amber deposits.
Tillamook County Health Department reports seven COVID-19 cases from Oct. 1-3 for the weekend case count. There were 24 cases in the 7-day case count from Sept. 26 through Oct. 2.
There are 59 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 3,959 the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.
As fall hunting seasons kick off, youth hunters will have more time to complete mandatory hunter education training while still being able to hunt this year.
Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden announced Thursday key legislation to fund the federal government until December and respond to recent natural disasters has passed both chambers of Congress and will be signed into law. Merkley serves as chair of the Senate Appropriations Su…
There are 33 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 3,900 the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.
Recently, some of you have might have received packages containing items that you did not order. Many of you have called Tillamook County Sheriff's Office (TCSO) to report this. While on some occasions this could simply be a mistake on the shippers part, unfortunately, it could also be part …
The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is requesting public comment on three proposed amendments to the Oregon Administrative Rules that govern state parks, as directed by legislation passed during the 2021 session. The deadline for comments is 5 p.m. Nov. 10.
The state of Oregon received approval from the federal government to expand the Pandemic EBT program and provide an additional $167 million in food assistance to approximately 430,000 children in Oregon.
October is Pedestrian Safety Month -- a great time to brush up on the basics of keeping everyone safer on our roads, whether you’re commuting to work or just getting exercise.
There are 44 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 3,867, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.
Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a reported capsized sailboat at 8:20 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, north of Rockaway, near Nedonna Beach, just south of the south Nehalem Jetty. Rockaway Fire-Rescue, Garibaldi Fire-Rescue, Nehalem Bay Fire-Rescue, Tillamook Ambulance and the US…
There are eight new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 3,823 the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.
A new Oregon State University study on foot-and-mouth disease among buffalo in South Africa could help explain how certain extremely contagious pathogens are able to persist and reach endemic stage in a population, long after they’ve burned through their initial pool of susceptible hosts.
An international collaboration including Oregon State University researcher Bev Law says the health of a terrestrial ecosystem can be largely determined by three variables: vegetations’ ability to uptake carbon, its efficiency in using carbon and its efficiency in using water.
A recent study from Oregon State University’s veterinary college found that planting hedgerows in pasture-raised chicken farms may reduce heat stress to help certain chicken breeds grow faster and increase their immune response to better enable them to fight off pathogens.
Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden today announced that the federal department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded more than $18 million in funding for health centers all across Oregon.
Governor Kate Brown today ordered all flags at Oregon public institutions to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, October 3 in recognition of National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day.
Tillamook County Health Department reported during a Tillamook County Board of Commissioners meeting Wednesday, Sept. 29, 11 COVID-19 cases for the weekend case count from Friday, Sept. 24, through Sunday, Sept. 26. This is a decrease from the previous weekend, which saw 19 cases from Sept. …
Northwest Regional Education Service District’s (NWRESD) Diverse Educator Pathways program, available for free to high school students, classified staff and community members from participating school districts, provides linguistically and racially diverse aspiring teachers with personalized…