Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office is reminding drivers about the lifesaving benefits of wearing a seat belt this spring, during the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) national Click It or Ticket high-visibility enforcement effort. The…

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Effective Monday, May 10, the general marine bag limit is reduced to five fish (from six) per angler per day for sport bottomfish. The sub-bag limit of one China, copper or quillback rockfish remains in place.

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In observance of Wildfire Awareness Month and in response to an earlier than normal Red Flag Warning issued by the National Weather Service in April, the Oregon Public Utility Commission (PUC) is reminding Oregonians to get ready for the 2021 wildfire season and potential power outages.

The Oregon Tourism Commission, dba Travel Oregon has awarded $2,408,124 through its Competitive & Recovery Grant Program to support economic recovery by investing in projects that enhance and expand the visitor experience and prepare communities and visitors for COVID-19 safe travel. For…

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Fifteen counties that were in Extreme Risk moved down to High Risk May 7, Tillamook County Health Department reported during a Tillamook County Board of Commissioners meeting Wednesday, May 5. This includes Clackamas, Columbia, Multnomah, and more. Tillamook remains in Moderate Risk.

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Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is accepting public comments on proposed changes to state rules for a federal grant program that funds outdoor recreation projects. Comments will be accepted through 5 p.m. June 3 for proposed changes to the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF…

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Tillamook County remains in Moderate Risk, effective Friday, May 7, through Thursday, May 13, Tillamook County Health Department reported Tuesday, May 4, during a community update. Risk level status updates will be announced Tuesday, May 11.

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When the U.S. Census announced its 2020 count Monday, Oregon was announced as one of seven states that will add congressional seats, beginning in 2022.

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Most Oregonians who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will receive emergency allotments in May. The federal government has approved emergency allotments every month since March 2020, to give SNAP recipients additional support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown defended her decision to impose more COVID-19 restrictions on some parts of the state the same day 15 Oregon counties were forced to close indoor dining and recreation.

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Garibaldi Fire Department held a public ceremony Saturday, May 1, taking delivery of their new heavy lifting drone, donated by Pacific UAV of Banks. Family and public supporters joined firefighters and the ceremony was also livestreamed, and can be viewed on the fire department’s Facebook page.

Many of us are anxious to get back on our bicycles and get out of our homes, to walk down to the local café or roll along to our favorite shopping center. Safety advocates are encouraging all users of the roads – those who drive, walk and roll – to “Look out for each other.” When we pay atte…

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Tillamook County Transportation District (TCTD) Administrative and Operations Facility will be reopened to the general public beginning May 3. The general public and social service agency personnel will be able to purchase passes from the dispatch office window.

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Tillamook County Health Department reported Friday, April 30, 26 new COVID-19 cases over the last seven days, April 23 through April 29, with 25 positive and one presumptive cases. The county has had a total of 621 cumulative cases since the pandemic began.

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Tillamook County Health Department reported during a Tillamook County Board of Commissioners meeting Wednesday, April 28, 18 new cases of COVID-19 between Friday, April 23, and Tuesday, April 27. The county is moving from High Risk to Moderate Risk Friday, April 30, through Thursday, May 6.

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The Oregon State Police Bomb Squad responded to the Tillamook County Justice Facility Thursday, April 29, to investigate a suspicious item. The item was located in OSP’s evidence room inside the main building. The Justice Facility houses the Sheriff’s Office, an OSP outpost, Tillamook County…

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Vaccinations and gathering safely could be the keys for some communities to avoid the surge in case rates and virus hospitalizations seen across the state, according to a panel of Oregon State University experts.

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Trout Unlimited (TU), Tillamook County Creamery Association (TCCA), USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and other partners in the Salmon SuperHwy program will combine forces to address aquatic connectivity and water quality in Tillamook area watersheds thanks to a new grant fr…

The Tillamook County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications to fill vacancies and new positions on the Short-Term Rental Committee. This committee is composed of 18 members and is tasked with examining potential solutions to community concerns and providing the Board of Commissione…

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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has issued $26.9 million in payments from Fiscal Year 2020 to 18 counties in western Oregon under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (SRS Act). Most of the funding will go directly to the counties, supporting investments in educa…

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Tillamook County will remain in ‘High Risk,’ effective Friday, April 23, through Thursday, May 6. Tillamook County Health Department reports a slight decrease in COVID-19 cases, with 49 positive and presumptive cases from Sunday, April 4, through Saturday, April 17.

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Tillamook County remains in ‘High Risk,’ effective Friday, April 23. Risk level changes will be made a week earlier due to increasing cases and hospitalizations in Oregon. County data will be evaluated Tuesday, April 27, and risk level changes, if necessary, will take place Friday, April 30.…

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Oregon health officials Friday, April 16, addressed accelerating COVID-19 case counts across the state, ahead of Monday’s, April 19, vaccine eligibility expansion to all adults.