Oregon has been approved to issue Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) emergency allotments for the month of March 2021. These emergency allotments will be available on:
Gov. Kate Brown announced Friday, Feb. 26, the prioritization for the next groups of Oregonians to be included in Oregon’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution schedule, including Oregonians with underlying health conditions and frontline workers. Additionally, the governor announced that Oregon wi…
Progress is being made for the Salmonberry Trail, with plans for the river and canyon segments in the process of completion. The River Segment extends from the community of Mohler to the confluence of the Nehalem and Salmonberry Rivers. The Canyon Segment extends from the confluence of the N…
A COVID-19 vaccine update was provided during the Tillamook County Board of Commissioners meeting Wednesday, Feb. 24. Commissioner Erin Skaar gave the vaccine report, as Marlene Putman and Ed Colson, of the health department, were both at a vaccine event.
Tillamook County Health Department reported 12 new COVID-19 cases this week, with 11 confirmed positive and one presumptive. The health department is monitoring 50 cases.
For the 19th year, the Oregon Council on Problem Gambling dedicates March to help increase public awareness of problem gambling and the availability of prevention, treatment, and recovery services. This coincides with the National Problem Gambling Awareness Month whose campaign theme is “Awa…
There are 10 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,204, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.
Gov. Kate Brown extended Thursday, Feb. 25, her declaration of a state of emergency for COVID-19 for 60 days, until May 2. The declaration is the legal underpinning for the governor’s COVID-19 executive orders and the Oregon Health Authority’s health and safety guidance. Extending the state …
Environmental Defense Fund is launching a new platform to improve data collection and management of fishing in the ocean using smart cameras coupled with artificial intelligence to get an accurate assessment of the number of vessels fishing in a particular region.
U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley recently announced that he will serve as the chair of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that funds the U.S. Department of Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Forest Service.
Community members are being asked to shape the strategic direction of Tillamook County. The Tillamook County Futures Council, in partnership with Oregon State University (OSU), has launched a community survey to collect opinions from across the county to better understand what community memb…
The Coast Guard announced Wednesday, Feb. 24, a formal marine casualty investigation has been convened into the marine casualty of the commercial fishing vessel Coastal Reign which capsized Feb. 20, resulting in the loss of two lives.
After bringing joy to families’ homes over the holiday season, some 200 Christmas trees now ideally will be bringing protection to juvenile fish in a tributary to the Umpqua River east of Reedsport.
Flavor differences in whiskey can be discerned based solely on the environment in which the barley used to make the whiskey is grown, a new study co-authored by an Oregon State University researcher found.
There are eight new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,162, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.
Gov. Kate Brown announced Tuesday, Feb. 23, that 16 counties improved in risk level, with 10 of those improving from Extreme Risk. County risk levels under the state's public health framework aim to reduce transmission and protect Oregonians from COVID-19. The framework uses four different r…
Converting the ground under electrical transmission towers into spaces for wildlife can enable fragmented populations to connect with one another, increasing local biodiversity and providing animals around the globe an important tool for adapting to climate change, a new study found.
What if you could get a notice of earthquake shaking before it’s felt at your location? The technology exists, is already in place along most of the West Coast and operational for key infrastructure systems such as automatic water valve shutoffs and starting back-up generators.
There are no new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, keeping the state’s death toll at 2,155, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.
Four people have been pulled from the water after their 38-foot fishing boat capsized at the Tillamook bar entrance, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
Starting March 11, 2021, ShakeAlert-powered earthquake early warning alerts will be available for delivery directly to wireless devices in Oregon.
Scientists at Oregon State University and the U.S. Forest Service have demonstrated that DNA extracted from water samples from rivers across Oregon and Northern California can be used to estimate genetic diversity of Pacific salmon and trout.
There are zero new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, keeping the state’s death toll at 2,149, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.
Tillamook County Health Department reported seven new confirmed positive COVID-19 cases this week, as of Friday morning, Feb. 19. The health department is monitoring 19 people.
An Oregon State University-led project to build the nation’s first pre-permitted wave energy testing facility cleared a critical hurdle this week as the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management awarded the university a lease to operate in federal waters about seven miles off the Oregon Coast.
The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs (ODVA) is still accepting applications for the Veteran Educational Bridge Grant, a grant program that was implemented last year to help Oregon veterans complete their educational goals. The Veteran Educational Bridge Grant Program provides financial…
Coast Guard rescue crews from Station Cape Disappointment responded to three distress calls during the season opener of the Washington State commercial crab season this past Saturday.
On Thursday, February 18, 2021 at approximately 10:55 A.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle crash on Hwy 22 near milepost 1 - east of Hebo.
A total of 131 COVID-19 vaccines were administered Tuesday, Feb. 16, the Tillamook County Health Department reported Wednesday, Feb. 17, during a Tillamook County Board of Commissioners meeting. As of Feb. 16, 1,921 Phase 1A primary doses were issued.
There are six new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,149, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.
If your home or car was damaged from the ice and snow storm, the Oregon Division of Financial Regulation recommends calling your insurance company or agent to ask about your policy coverage, exclusions, and deductibles before filing a claim.
There are five new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,143, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.
Loss of power and freezing temperatures have some Oregonians using alternate heating sources, many of which come with the added risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Statistical modeling developed by Oregon State University researchers has confirmed that changes to melanoma patients’ gut microbiome led them to respond to a type of treatment capable of providing long-term benefit.
Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve gave a presentation during a Nehalem City Council meeting Monday, Feb. 8. Coordinator Margaret Treadwell, marine coordinator for the Cape Falcon Marine Reserve, said Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) oversees five marine reserve sites on the …
Monday, Feb. 15, is the first day of a COVID-19 special enrollment period, which lasts until May 15. This special enrollment period will allow people throughout the United States, including Oregonians, who are looking for health coverage to shop at HealthCare.gov.
Analyzing thousands of genetic markers in albacore tuna from the Pacific Ocean, researchers at Oregon State University have learned that just seven dozen of those markers are needed to determine which side of the equator a fish comes from.
Oregon-based STEM-focused nonprofit, Oregon MESA (Mathematics Science Engineering Achievement) has created a student-friendly Invention Tool Kit and a mentor-based coaching program for students, educators and classroom to build their own microprocessor-powered invention right at home.
The Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund has distributed $78,775.75 to 25 organizations as it continues its quarterly donations to nonprofit groups. Due to the coronavirus pandemic and current restrictions on gatherings of people, the reception originally scheduled for Feb. 5 was canceled.
A survey of more than 18,000 land parcels spanning 2 million square miles across 63 countries shows that a “protected area” designation reduces the rate of deforestation but does not prevent it.
Marching band members in leadership roles are more likely to feel discomfort in the neck and upper back than their less experienced bandmates, who in turn are more susceptible to left-hand pain and cognitive strain, a new study by Oregon State University suggests.
Workers in the construction industry are most likely to suffer traumatic injuries during the first four hours of their shift, and those who work evening or night shifts experience more severe injuries than their day-shift counterparts, a recent Oregon State University study found.
Tillamook County is at 352 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases, as of Thursday, Feb. 11, according to the Oregon Health Authority. Tillamook County had 13 new confirmed positive and presumptive cases of COVID-19, from Jan. 24 to Feb. 6, the Tillamook County Health Department reported.
In honor of Black History Month this February, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors, and especially those who have recovered from COVID-19, to give blood to honor the legacies of African Americans like Dr. Charles Drew and Dr. Jerome Holland. Their passion for helping improve th…
School looks different for kids. While many children still rely on remote learning, Oregon Health Authority wants to make sure they are safe as schools reopen across the state. This includes making sure kids are up to date on childhood vaccines, like measles.
The Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast returned to its homeport of Astoria Saturday, Jan. 30, following a 45-day counter-narcotics patrol, where the crew transited more than 10,000 miles conducting law enforcement operations in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.