Saturday, November 15, 2008

Information Statement

Information Statement: M 4.6 040 SW EUREKA, CA. 0543Z NOV 16: Tsunami NOT expected

Friday, November 14, 2008

Information Statement

Information Statement: M 5.3 065 SW ATKA VILLAGE, AK. 0403Z NOV 15: Tsunami NOT expected

The Longview Hills Fishing Club helps Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife service salmon fish traps on a few streams in the area. We are working on a project to put a rail on a walking bridge at the Schooner Creek Trap (east of Lincoln City) and we had scheduled a work day on Friday, November 14th. Wayde needed a measurement from the bridge and wanted to check Schooner Creek due to the amount of rain we have had this past week, so he and I drove up there yesterday (Thursday).

What a surprise we had when we got there! The normally calm, blue, serene Schooner Creek was a brown, fast moving river. Naturally, we postponed the bridge work scheduled for Friday until, hopefully next week but I thought many of you would enjoy seeing Mother Nature's handiwork.
In case you have not had the chance to meet Michele Longo Eder or to read her book, Salt In Our Blood: The Memoir of a Fisherman's Wife, you are missing a rare treat. This local author has written her memoir which is insightful, interesting, and heart wrenching. Everyone I have spoken with who have read this book say they can't put it down. If you want a chance to meet Michele, she will be at the Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center in Newport, this coming Sunday, Nov. 16th, and at the Driftwood Public Library in Lincoln City, next Tuesday evening, Nov. 18th.

Newport, OR
Sunday, Nov. 16th
1:00 - 4:00 PM
Lincoln County Historic Society
Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center
333 SE Bay Blvd., Newport (541) 265-7509

Lincoln City, OR
Tuesday, Nov. 18th
6:30 PM
Driftwood Public Library
801 SW Hwy 101 #201, Lincoln City (541) 996-2277

Learn more about Michele and her book at:


sent in by Blaine Kalar





6 Deck Canasta Wednesdays @ 1pm

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Information Statement

Information Statement: M 5.2 OFF COAST OF OREGON 0149Z NOV 14: Tsunami NOT expected

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

What They Miss About the Oregon Coast

What They Miss About the Oregon Coast: "It was the coast the way it once was. And there are plenty of folks who remember chunks of living history about the region, and its more rugged, even ruddy appearance and vibes before the last ten years' of growth spurts took hold and changed the landscape and feel."


"I write down everything I want to remember. That way, instead of spending a lot of time trying to remember what it is I wrote down, I spend the time looking for the paper I wrote it down on.
- Beryl Pfizer"

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

NewsGator Online

"As I was walking up the stair / I met a man who wasn't there. / He wasn't there again today. / I wish, I wish he'd stay away."

Information Statement

Information Statement: M 4.0 060 NW HOMER, AK. 2201Z NOV 11: Tsunami NOT expected

CERT/US Coast Guard Drill

To prepare for the Central Coast Drill on November 8th, a pre-drill meeting was held at the regular Monday CERT meeting at LVH on November 3rd. Mike Mulligan came to outline the entire project, especially as it pertained to the areas at the Agate Beach Golf Course and Longview Hills.

The drill was coastal wide, from Yachats to North Lincoln City. LVH CERT, however, only participated in the drill at the Agate Beach Golf Course (Code Name: Hotel) and Longview Hills (Code Name: India). Luckily, Nicole Mangum was able to clear the area of the pesky goat who had wondered in the landing zone so all was ready for the drill. There was some doubt if the drill was going to come off due to inclement weather and concern about two ships in trouble out to sea. The helicopter wasn't able to hover but did make the necessary fly over. The above photos are from the Agate Beach Golf Course.

The group at Longview Hills cordoned off the parking lot and marked it so the helicopter would be able to spot it. Everyone was prepared, thanks to Ron Thomas' planning. We even had radio trouble and were able to overcome that problem. Although the drill didn't go as originally planned, it left little doubt that the CERT team is prepared for an emergency. We learn a great deal each time we have one of these drills. Our only hope now is that we will never have to put it to the real test.

Newport Welcomes New K-9 Patrol Officer

Here is Newport Police Department's newest officer. Check out the website for more info about Eyan.


"Look for the ridiculous in everything and you will find it.
- Jules Renard"


Einstein said....

Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.

First Voyage

First Voyage: "Bob: I am certain that she didn't know then, and I believe that she doesn't know even now, how extraordinary those three days in November 1996 were. We had purchased Chiron, a 47-foot cutter rigged sailboat, the month before and had planned to leave it in Seattle until more favorable weather in the spring. But the long-range forecasts were for a very hard winter and the immediate predictions were for a brief weather window in the first week of November."

Monday, November 10, 2008

LVH CERT Team trains with Coast Guard

Cabelas Catalog Radio Sale


Folks, tomorrow marks the first big storm of the season. You really should consider owning an FRS radio and tuning it to our community emergency channel CH6. 16.

You can keep up on what's happening in our community... Have CERT team members on call in case you need help in a power outage

Loss of phone and cell phone ???? We have our very own Lincoln County Emergency Services HAM Radio operators.. Other team members make reports on what the Police and Fire Departments are doing. Our electricians listen and interpret what the PUD is doing and all this is relayed to you in our community.

Join the emergency net today. Buy your radio ... If you need help any CERT team member can help you... Just ask or email

Canadian artist finds poetry on the battlefront

Canadian artist finds poetry on the battlefront: "August Widow
from across the road, with church and soldiers in their scope,
story is veins and arteries, soft tissue to these black coats
this murder of shiny microphones, video cams
they beak, they claw, they pick at mourner carrion;
gray day, gray day, a brother buried half a world away
from bullet and pomegranate, on this his prairie
where wild flax blues and blooms,
and yellow canola swathed,"

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Information Statement

Information Statement: M 4.3 065 NE ILIAMNA, AK. 2337Z NOV 9: Tsunami NOT expected

A road trip down Oregon's coast reveals small towns and undeveloped beauty [] -

A road trip down Oregon's coast reveals small towns and undeveloped beauty [] - "Oregon's coast is still wild enough to be a windy wonder, tame enough for the squeamish, surprisingly affordable and uncrowded -- yet diverse enough to please at least someone in the car most of the time.

All beaches are public, and access is guaranteed by law."

NewsGator Online

Wernher von Braun

"I have learned to use the word 'impossible' with the greatest caution."

NewsGator Online

Ambrose Bierce
"To be positive: To be mistaken at the top of one's voice."

NewsGator Online

Rodney Dangerfield

"When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them."

Editorial - The Rural Life - Still Life -

Editorial - The Rural Life - Still Life - "Every now and then I feel as though I’ve woken up in a Rembrandt etching — a tangled thicket of pen-strokes from which a landscape emerges. It’s not just that the sky has taken on the tint of 17th-century drawing paper or that the world has lost color. It has more to do with the balance of time. Nature seems to have paused. There is a numb overcast overhead, with little drift to it. Wood smoke slides down the roof and onto the road. The wild apples are waiting to fall."