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On June 5, the Oregon legislative Emergency Board approved additional funds through the CARES Act for Coronavirus Relief, including support for rental assistance. CARE, Inc. has received $455,000 to support renters in Tillamook County between now and the end of the year. In addition, on June…

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Have COVID-19 symptoms? Think you came in contact with a positive case? Need to be tested to return to work or travel?

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Jerry Spegman announced on June 19 his candidacy for a seat on the Manzanita City Council in this November’s election. Spegman worked 20 years as a public health policy analyst and advocate and retired to Manzanita in 2018.

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The Tillamook County Board of Commissioners discussed at a meeting Gov. Kate Brown’s statewide guidance for mask-wearing in public, indoor spaces. The commissioners also continued a local state of emergency in the county to Sept. 4.  

Governor Kate Brown’s Healthy Schools Reopening Council convened for its first remote meeting Tuesday, July 7. The council is charged with advising the governor and the Oregon Department of Education as school districts develop their plans for a safe return to school for Oregon’s students un…

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Over the Fourth of July weekend, Tillamook County Community Health Centers was informed of two more positive cases of COVID-19 in Tillamook County. The individuals are between the ages of 20-29 and 90-99 respectively and are residents of Tillamook County.

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The Rockaway Beach Police Department responded to reports of graffiti on the old growth cedar tree in the Nature Preserve on the south end of Rockaway Beach at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 4. The natural layout of the area and design of the paths that take visitors through the preserve and the gen…

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Fire season will officially be in effect on all Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) protected lands Monday, July 6. The North Cascade and West Oregon protection districts are the last two to declare fire season. ODF’s Southwest Oregon District was the first to declare fire season May 1.

The Oregon Tree Farm System recently qualified Tillamook based David Wells as a new tree farm inspector. Joining the Tree Farm system as an inspector, Wells makes certification locally available to forest landowners who commit to sustainable management of their forest.

Tillamook County Community Health Centers was informed of two more positive COVID-19 cases in the county Thursday, July 2. The individuals are between the ages of 40-49 and 60-69 respectively and are residents of Tillamook County.

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“You are called out to an ATV accident at Sand Lake for a young female who was the un-helmeted rider on an ATV that crashed into another ATV. Patient is complaining of left thigh pain and is a little confused.”

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Twenty-seven farmers markets in Oregon, and more on the way, have launched online ordering systems in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Oregon Farmers Markets Association (OFMA), in partnership with the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) and the Oregon Coast Visitors Association (OC…

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Governor Kate Brown launched Thursday, July 2, a statewide public awareness campaign with Portland-based ad agency Wieden+Kennedy to inform Oregonians about the urgent importance of wearing face coverings when out in public. Wieden+Kennedy provided their creative services at no cost to the state.

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The Marine Board, marine law enforcement from 18 county sheriff’s offices, Oregon State Police and five Oregon U.S. Coast Guard Stations will be participating in Operation Dry Water during the weekend of July 3-5, as part of a nationally coordinated effort to reduce the number of accidents a…

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Election materials are now available for City of Manzanita residents interested in running for the offices of mayor or city councilor. The mayor position has a two (2) year term of office beginning Jan. 1, 2021 and ending Dec. 31, 2022.

Tillamook County Public Health announced Tuesday, June 30, that it has been informed of a 10th positive case of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the county. The individual is between the ages of 30-39 and is a resident of Tillamook County.

The Tillamook County Public Health Department announced Wednesday, July 1, that it has been informed of the 11th positive case of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the county. The individual is between the ages of 40-49 and is a resident of Tillamook County.

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Vehicle access to Smith Creek Road off Hwy 6 and Barnsdale Road off Miami Foley Road on the Tillamook State Forest will be restricted due to increasing vandalism, illegal dumping and resource damage. Access will be blocked on these dead end roads with gates starting in July.

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Randy Kugler announced on June 12 his intent to run for a seat on the Manzanita City Council for this November’s general election. Kugler had been city manager most of his career.

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Celebrating Independence Day may look a little different this year. Although annual festivals and summer activities have been canceled or restricted due to COVID-19, there are still ways to enjoy summertime celebrations while managing your risks and keeping Oregonians safe.

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Gov. Kate Brown announced Monday, June 29, that Oregonians statewide will be required to wear face coverings in indoor public spaces, beginning this Wednesday, July 1. The guidance applies to businesses and members of the public visiting indoor public spaces. Face covering requirements are a…

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The Tillamook County Public Health Department announced Sunday, June 28, that it has been informed of the eighth and ninth positive cases of COVID-19 coronavirus in the county. The individuals are between the ages of 60-69 and 30-39 respectively.

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The Oregon Farm Bureau Memorial Scholarship Program, administered through the Oregon Agricultural Education Foundation, is pleased to announce the scholarship recipients for the 2020-2021 academic year. Thanks to generous program supporters, 17 scholarships were awarded this year for a total…

The Marine Board, marine law enforcement from 18 county sheriff’s offices, Oregon State Police, and five Oregon U.S. Coast Guard Stations will be participating in Operation Dry Water during the weekend of July 3-5, as part of a nationally coordinated effort to reduce the number of accidents …

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The Classic Ridge Trail Access Campaign has proposed to Manzanita City Council to permit use of a new public walking trail (‘South Cherry Trail’) where existing road right-of-way exists from Cherry Street west to Ocean Road. The volunteers wish to construct this trail for walking purposes on…

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Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) is distributing $55,000,000 in COVID rental relief funds and $15,000,000 in Energy Assistance to local organizations statewide.

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The Tillamook Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) unanimously affirms that Black Lives Matter in Tillamook County and pledge to do everything in our power to protect the rights of people of color in our community.

Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a motor vehicle crash at 1:04 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, on Hwy 101 near Rockaway Beach.

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U.S. 101 is closed in both directions two miles south of Rockaway Beach following a crash that has resulted in major injuries and a fatality. The road will likely be closed for several hours for a law enforcement investigation and reconstruction.

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Two additional openings have been added from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to Oregon’s Central Coast Subarea, increasing anglers’ opportunity to harvest the quota for the spring all-depth halibut fishery. July 16-18 and July 30-Aug. 1 were added, making a total of eight openings…

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Manzanita Mayor Mike Scott has on Tuesday, June 23, declared a state of emergency for the City of Manzanita as COVID-19 continues to be a threat to public health and safety. The state of emergency declaration provides the city manager with the latitude to take the necessary steps authorized …