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…

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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…

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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.

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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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…

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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.

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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.

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Recent storms, big surf, and high tides have brought in a lot of large logs. Logs on the beach are wet and extremely heavy.

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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 …

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.