Friday, January 16, 2009



All of you are cordially invited to join with the Fishing Club who will be Hosting a Special Presentation regarding the topic of:

DRUGS IN OUR COMMUNITY This informative Power Point Presentation will be provided by Sergeant TOM SIMPSON of the Newport Police Department. We realize that this is a "Bit of a Reach" from our usual Fishing Club Material, but Tom is an excellent speaker & the information he will bring to us is very timely & relevant. We may not have a drug problem at LVH but several of us are parents or grandparents, and we all need to be aware of what goes on in our community and all over the country. This isn't like what you see on T.V., this is the real thing . . .

Complimentary Coffee will be provided & as an additional enticement , We may also get to meet Officer T.J. ERIKSEN & his Newly Trained Drug Searching Dog, EYAN. So you "Better Come Clean" when you join us for this Interesting & Informative 1 hour Special Presentation………

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Information Statement

Information Statement: M 7.5 EAST OF KURIL ISLANDS 1750Z JAN 15: Tsunami NOT expected along US west coast,BC,and AK

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Information Statement

Information Statement: M 6.8 LOYALTY ISLANDS REGION 0727Z JAN 15: Tsunami NOT expected along US west coast,BC,and AK

A real Fish story

This tidbit was emailed to me by the Fisherman's club... I think you will enjoy it as much as I did.


Just wanted to pass on a little "fishing" story from today. Walt Chuck and I hit the water at about 0900. We dropped a couple of crab pots up by the green gas tank and then headed out with 2 more. We ran out NW of the north jetty tip and we were in about 50' of water. I was running the boat and Walt was running the crabbing gear. Just as he was getting ready to drop the last pot, something smacked into the side of the boat hard enough that it almost knocked him completely off of his feet and spun the bow of the boat around 180'. A Gray whale had come up and hit us on the port side, then rubbed the entire side of the boat and finished its roll at bow and blew!

Needless to say, we checked our pockets and teeth to make sure we had everything. After we realized what it was, we both acted like kids and just started yelling while pointing at the whale as it swam away from us and laughing our heads off. Talk about an adrenaline dump! I hope to not ever do that again!!!

I have scratches in the side of the boat in several places where the barnacles ran down the metal and vinyl. One of the scratches is deep enough in the aluminum that I will have to have it buffed out, as it could cut a line should one go across it.

Central Oregon Coast Beaches Rich with Agates, Oddities

Central Oregon Coast Beaches Rich with Agates, Oddities: "Keep looking down while at the beach. There's lots to see this year.

Agates abound on the central Oregon coast right now, and some of the ghost forests are starting to peek out of the sand, along with some extremely ancient bedrock."

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Wayde and I had a truly enjoyable experience last Saturday night that I thought I would share with you. There is a Six Event Series For the Appreciation of Art Deco held the second Saturday of each month at the Ark in downtown Newport. We were a little unsure if we would be allowed in as we were greeted at the door by our very own Mike Larsen in a tux!!! I was afraid I was seriously underdressed in my sweatshirt and levis but Mike assured me it would be fine. You can tell by the photo above that my concerns were soon put to rest.

As you walk through the door it is like entering another time and place. You expect to see Rick (Humphry Bogart) standing by the piano, and the music playing could be from the 1930's or 1940's. In fact, I had to blink twice when I saw this good looking young man in a white suit dancing with a beautiful woman down on the dance floor. There were comfortable chairs and tables of all shapes and sizes situated around the room with a warm fire blazing in the wood stove. You could go up the bar and get a glass of your favorite wine or, in our case, we got coffee. Mine was Cafe Vienna with whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg and cinnamon on top! It was perfect. We then were treated to a cartoon and newswreel from 1930, a short with Our Gang from 1934 and a serial with Crash Corrigan from 1936. There was even a short PSA from the March of Dimes with Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney from 1939! The movie was from 2008, "Miss Pettigrew Lives For a Day", however, the book was written in and the movie was set in 1939 London. It was one of those 1930's screwball comedies that has fantastic costumes and sets and was very well done.

Even though we didn't win the Trivia Challenge, we had a wonderful evening and would certainly recommended it to everyone who would like to step back in the past for a few hours a month. For more information check out the City Center Newport Association, Inc. at

Monday, January 12, 2009

BBC NEWS | Africa | By flying car from London to Timbuktu

BBC NEWS | Africa | By flying car from London to Timbuktu: "A voyage to fabled Timbuktu in a flying car may sound like a magical childhood fantasy.

But this week a British adventurer will set off from London on an incredible journey through Europe and Africa in a souped-up sand buggy, travelling by road - and air."

Automakers roll out electric and hybrid hopes | Reuters

Automakers roll out electric and hybrid hopes | Reuters: "DETROIT (Reuters) - Automakers are in a new race to be the first to market with an all-electric car so they can claim the mantle as the world's greenest automaker."

Coast Guard Rescues Surfers in Newport, Oregon - Salem-News.Com

Coast Guard Rescues Surfers in Newport, Oregon - Salem-News.Com: "(SEATTLE) - Coast Guard officials say a man and a girl were hoisted from the rocks near at Yaquina Head, Oregon, Sunday by one of their helicopter crews.

The Coast Guard Group/Air Station North Bend, Oregon, was contacted by Lincoln County dispatch at 2:32 PM and advised that three surfers were trapped on the rocks at Agate Beach near Yaquina Head."