New projections from health researchers show there is “strong evidence that measures currently in place in Oregon are reducing transmission,” but these measures need to be maintained to reduce the number of COVID-19 infections in Oregon.
In a special board meeting Tuesday, March 31, the Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue Board of Directors declared a state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 threat.
To help support high school students to continue their education this spring, Tillamook Bay Community College (TBCC) is offering all juniors and seniors currently enrolled at a Tillamook County high school the opportunity to enroll in courses for free for spring term. Students will pay no tu…
United Paws is near an all-time low, with just seven cats available for adoption. They adopted three in the past couple of weeks, due to restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 has claimed two more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll from 19 to 21, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 8 a.m. Thursday, April 2.
Gov. Kate Brown today Wednesday, April 1, issued an executive order placing a 90-day moratorium on commercial evictions for nonpayment, in light of the impacts on business owners caused by the COVID-19 crisis.
Oregon expected a shipment of personal protective equipment (PPE) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Tuesday. Once received, the personnel at the fully operational PPE Distribution Center in Wilsonville will begin processing and shipping those supplies to all 36 counties and…
COVID-19 has claimed one more life in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 19, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 1.
Garibaldi Mayor Judy Riggs issued a statement citing a March 4 Headlight Herald article titled 'Longtime Garibaldi Public Works employee resigns' and reported that following an independent investigation, City Manager Geoff Wullschlager was found cleared of any harassment claims made by city …
Bay City Mayor Chris Kruebbe has suspended his campaign for a seat on the Tillamook County Board of Commissioners. Kruebbe issued a statement Tuesday, March 31, announcing his suspension.
The Tillamook County Face Mask Project is working to make face masks for medical personnel, retail workers, and anyone else in the community who is wanting a mask. This project began as a Facebook group about two weeks ago.
Gov. Kate Brown recently announced Oregon's progress acquiring personal protective equipment (PPE) in the wake of her directive to collect as much available supply as possible from around the state. 'The effort is underway in anticipation of the surge of COVID-19 patients that will need trea…
Dental offices and providers across Tillamook County are only scheduling appointments for urgent or emergency care at this time.
The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) will extend its non-enforcement posture with Oregon retailers that choose not to accept empty beverage containers for redemption because of continuing pandemic-related staffing concerns for grocers and supermarkets. The enforcement suspension will …
In response to the impacts of COVID-19 on Oregon, the Office of State Fire Marshal is suspending regulations over self-service stations and implementing measures to ensure the health and safety of gas retailers.
Oregonians who have difficulty finding work during the COVID-19 pandemic do not have to worry about losing their food benefits, due to changes included in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
COVID-19 has claimed three more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 16, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 8 a.m. March 30.
Three cases of COVID-19 coronavirus were confirmed in Tillamook County in the past week. County officials expect the number to go up.
The Tillamook County Public Health Department confirmed Saturday, March 28, that it was informed of a second positive case of COVID-19 coronavirus in the county.
COVID-19 has claimed one more life in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 12, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 8 a.m. Friday, March 27.
In response to communication from the Oregon Cultural Trust, its Statewide Partners and arts and cultural organizations across the state, Governor Kate Brown directed the agency to explore opportunities to identify relief funding to address the devastating impact the COVID-19 health crisis i…
Health officials confirmed Thursday, March 26, the first presumptive case of COVID-19 coronavirus in Tillamook County.
The Oregon Employment Department received more than 76,500 initial claims for Unemployment Insurance benefits the week of March 15. During the first three days of the week of March 22, initial claims have been tracking at record levels again. This comes as a sharp increase from 4,900 initial…
Oregon’s unemployment rate was 3.3 percent in both January and February, the lowest on comparable records dating back to 1976. The U.S. unemployment rate was 3.5 percent in February.
The Tillamook Board of County Commissioners voted Wednesday, March 25, to send non-essential county employees home for two weeks, from Thursday, March 26, to Wednesday, April 8. This will extend the Tillamook County Library closures until at least April 8.
Gov. Kate Brown and the state of Oregon must take additional immediate steps to institute a strict stay at home order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus to communities on the Oregon coast. The plea to Brown was prompted by a significant influx of out of area and out of state visi…
In keeping with Governor Kate Brown’s “Stay Home, Save Lives” executive order, Oregonians across the state who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits can now purchase groceries online from Walmart and Amazon, helping to keep SNAP recipients and their families safe …
County officials and local tourism leaders held a conference call Thursday, March 19, and discussed using Transient Lodging Tax (TLT) funds to bail out local businesses that are struggling because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden announced Wednesday, March 25, that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), will distribute nearly $2 million in funding among 30 health centers across Oregon to…
Through Executive Order 20-08, Gov. Kate Brown ordered public schools to remain closed to students from March 16 through April 28, unless that period is extended or terminated earlier by the governor. Neah-Kah-Nie (NKN) School District plans to provide supplemental learning to its students.
The Tillamook Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously on Wednesday, March 25, to prioritize employee health and close the courthouse and offsite county offices until further notice to all but essential personnel in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The order is effective at 5 p.m. March 25.
In an effort to protect its responders and the public, Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue has made significant operational changes. Effective immediately, office hours have been suspended for the duration of Gov. Kate Brown’s “Stay in Place” Order.
COVID-19 has taken three more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to eight, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported Tuesday, March 24.
Summer streamflow in industrial tree plantations harvested on 40- to 50-year rotations was 50% lower than in century-old forests, data from the long-term Alsea Watershed Study in the Oregon Coast Range showed.
Bay City Council discussed council vacancies at their Tuesday, March 10, meeting. The council considered three applications and appointed one new member to the city council.
Netarts-Oceanside Fire District crews responded to a structure fire around 6:35 p.m. Sunday, March 22, at Whiskey Creek Shellfish Hatchery. The original notification came from a passerby who came up to the station.
The City of Bay City declared an official state of emergency Monday, March 23, following the Gov. Kate Brown’s declaration on March 8 and the Tillamook County Commissioners local state of emergency within Tillamook County on March 14 and continuance of emergency on March 22 due to the COVID-…
Gov. Kate Brown Monday, March 23, issued Executive Order 20-12, directing everyone in Oregon to stay at home to the maximum extent possible and adding to the list of businesses that will be temporarily closed to stem the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon. The order is effective immediately and re…
A Hampton Lumber Mill employee who was tested for coronavirus has received negative results, according to Plant Manager Mark Elston.
Bay City Council discussed a City Hall Remodel Professional Services Contract at their meeting on March 10. City Manager Chance Steffey said he contacted the architect, Brittell Architecture, Inc. for cost estimates.