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The Tillamook County Fire Defense Board in conjunction with the Oregon Department of Forestry will allow burning in burn barrels and open debris pile burning on Oct. 15. This was changed from the original date of Oct. 1 due to the continued dry weather forecasted well into next week. The rai…

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Oregon State Police (OSP) Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a person who fell from a cliff, into the ocean, at 1:48 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, at Devil's Cauldron trail in Oswald West State Park.

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The Garibaldi City Council discussed at a meeting Monday, Sept. 21, applications for the vacancy on the planning commission. The council reviewed three submitted applications and will vote at next month’s city council meeting.

Plasma from whole blood donations made through the American Red Cross that test positive for COVID-19 antibodies may now help current coronavirus patients in need of convalescent plasma transfusions. Donors are encouraged to make an appointment to give blood now to help ensure coronavirus pa…

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Following the annual conservation closure, Clatsop beaches reopen to razor clamming Oct. 1 with good news: razor clam abundance is high and the clams are large. Razor clams this year average just under four inches with a tremendous amount of clams over four inches.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are encouraging flu and other vaccinations this coming flu season to stay healthy and minimize the strain on our national health systems. Safeway Albertsons pharmacies are stocked with vaccines and are ready to safely administer flu shots to help safegua…

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As Oregon moves to recover from devastating wildfires, burnt trees in the hundreds of thousands are threatening crews working to open roads and repair utilities across the state, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).

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The Tillamook County Board of Commissioners held their weekly community update meeting Friday, Sept. 18, through teleconference and discussed COVID-19 updates, resources for depression and anxiety, and the aftermath of local fires.

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Oregonians affected by the wildfires can use the federal emergency declaration by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to take advantage of an exceptional circumstances special enrollment period (SEP). FEMA declared the Oregon wildfires a federal emergency on Sept. 15.

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Classic Ridge Trail Access Campaign (TAC), a group of volunteers from the 200 plus home owners of the Classic Ridge and surrounding neighborhoods of Manzanita, are moving forward with asking the court for relief in order to restore trail access to the beach community. The group has made nume…

Fast-moving fires have forced thousands of Oregonians to leave their homes and businesses behind in search of safety, with a growing number learning there is nothing to return to. With 21 regional food banks and more than 1,400 pantries and meal sites throughout Oregon and Southwest Washingt…

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The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Lane Regional Air Protection Agency and the Southwest Washington Clean Air Agency updated an air quality advisory Wednesday, Sept. 16, for Oregon and Southwest Washington due to smoke from fires in Oregon, Washington and California.

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Gov. Kate Brown announced Wednesday, Sept. 17, a new program to provide masks and gloves to small business in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The governor, in partnership with the Oregon Legislature’s Emergency Board, allocated $10 million from the federal CARES Act funding for the purch…

A new program starts this week to help people who work in Oregon and need to quarantine or isolate due to COVID-19 exposure, but do not have access to COVID-19-related paid sick leave, the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) announced Monday, Sept. 14.

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Following the historic wind event on Sept. 7, the Oregon Department of Forestry-Northwest Oregon Area has been actively engaged in several fires. Below is a brief summary of the incidents which are burning throughout the area:

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The Oregon Division of Financial Regulation has five tips for homeowners and renters who have evacuated or been affected by fire, smoke, and ash damage.

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Tillamook County leadership discussed during a community update Friday, Sept. 11, updates regarding COVID-19 and the recent fires in the county and across Oregon.

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The Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office reported Sunday, Sept. 13, the Pike Road Fire was at 25 percent containment at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12, and was mapped at 220 acres burned. Most of the heavy equipment used to construct the fire line has been released from the fire and are now avail…

Firefighters are prioritizing life safety as they battle a record 900,000 acres of wildfires across Oregon. The public and the news media are urged to stay away from active and evacuated wildfire areas, to obey road closure barricades, and to monitor and follow evacuation orders.