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2017 Operators of the Year: helping people and protecting natural resources
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 01/16/18 4:29 PM
News Release

Date: Jan. 16, 2018

Contact:
Nick Hennemann, Public Affairs Specialist, Salem, 503-945-7248
Kyle Abraham, Private Forests Deputy Division Chief, 503-945-7473


SALEM, Ore.--The 2017 Operator of the Year awards go to Lane Parry Forestry Consulting of Baker City, Denali Logging of Coos Bay, and Morisse Logging of Astoria. The Board of Forestry gives the Operator of the Year Awards to recognize those who conduct forestry work that goes above and beyond the laws to protect natural resources.

To encourage sound forestry, the board honors operators who consistently meet or exceed the Forest Practices Act. The law requires people to: replant forests; harvest responsibly; protect and enhance habitat; reduce landslide risks; and protect streams and water quality.

Private Forests Division Chief Lena Tucker said, "These operators set the example. They show how operators can both manage forests and protect natural resources. We're pleased to honor their exemplary work."

Lane Parry Forestry Consulting Inc. earned the Eastern Oregon Operator of the Year award for helping landowners after the 2015 wildfires. Lane's team worked with 14 landowners in Baker County and multiple operators to perform salvage harvests. His leadership ensured both successful harvesting and replanting. (Video: https://youtu.be/p_akKepy_Kw)

Denali Logging Inc. earned the Southwest Operator of the Year award for its diligent planning and harvest. While doing forestry work, Denali protected streams, stream buffers and fish habitat. Denali also reduced impacts to the public. Their careful planning included listening to and working with neighbors. Throughout the harvest Denali kept the electricity on and the roads open to meet the neighbors' needs. (Video: https://youtu.be/U723vLHHOSw)

Morisse Logging Inc. earned the Northwest Oregon Operator of the Year award for protecting streams and improving fish habitat. Morisse's extra effort included coordinating work to improve safety along Highway 26 during and after the harvest. His team also brought civic groups to the harvest site to share about forestry and stream improvements. (Video: https://youtu.be/WDgLuMBh2Bk)

Nominees must exceed the Forest Practices Act, which helps improve Oregon's forests. Regional committees select operators of the year and merit award recipients. The Southwest Regional Forest Practices Committee issued a Merit Award for excellent work to Zuber & Sons Logging LLC for protecting water quality and streamside buffers.

The Board of Forestry will present the Operator of the Year Awards at its March 7 meeting. The Associated Oregon Loggers, the Oregon Logging Conference and the Oregon Small Woodland Association will also provide special recognition.

In 1971, Oregon enacted the Forest Practices Act, the nation's model forest management laws which focuses on forest operations and protecting natural resources. Many states followed Oregon's lead. The Act remains current through updates based on science, facts and values to create a balanced approach to natural resource management.

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Nominations for Urban and Community Forestry Awards wanted by Feb. 15th
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 01/16/18 3:58 PM
SALEM, Ore. - In celebration of Arbor Day, the Oregon Department of Forestry's Urban and Community Assistance Program (ODF) and Oregon Community Trees (OCT) board are seeking nominees from Oregon for the 2018 Urban and Community Forestry Awards. Nominations must be received by Feb. 15, 2018.

The awards recognize inspirational individuals and organizations for promoting tree planting and quality tree care, engaging citizens, raising awareness and knowledge about urban trees and forests, and protecting Oregon's urban forests.

"Such work improves the quality of life in towns and cities around the state," says Kristin Ramstad, manager of Oregon Department of Forestry's Urban and Community Forestry Assistance Program, which supports the goals of the awards program. "For over 20 years, this awards program has recognized people and groups who do the often "unsung" work of making our communities better places to live due to their community forestry efforts."

Individual category: Nominations for the individual award recognize citizens, volunteers, or non-profit, government or business employees.

Organization category: Nominations for the organization award recognize citizen groups, non-profits, public agencies, municipalities, and businesses.

Citizens are vital to the nomination process. "We greatly depend upon the eyes and ears of Oregonians to assist us in identifying and recognizing worthy community tree projects put forward by groups and individuals across the state each year," says Eric DeBord, OCT President.

All award nominations must include:
Name of the individual or organization being nominated, and contact information
Name and contact information of the nominator
A brief, 250-words or less, description of the accomplishments and reason for the nomination

Submit nominations here: http://oregoncommunitytrees.org/awards

For more information about Oregon Community Trees visit: www.oregoncommunitytrees.org

Roseburg Police Department Launched Crackdown on Drunk Drivers to Save Lives During the Recent Holiday Season, but the Operation will Continue Through Summer!
Roseburg Police Dept. - 01/16/18 3:35 PM
High visibility enforcement, and increasing the number of officers on the streets aggressively seeking out drunk drivers, is designed to deter people from driving after they've been drinking. "Our goal at RPD was to save lives by focusing on impaired driving in order to make our roads safer for our community in Roseburg during Christmas and the New Year Holiday season," said Sgt. Chrisenbery. "That's why we're joining forces with Oregon Impact to crack down on impaired drivers."

The Roseburg Police Department began the high visibility enforcement campaign, which has resulted in multiple DUII arrests, beginning in the week of December 15, 2017 and will continue the operation through summer of 2018.

Conference of Local Health Officials meets January 18 in Portland
Oregon Health Authority - 01/16/18 3:10 PM
January 16, 2018

What: The monthly public meeting of the Conference of Local Health Officials (CLHO)

Agenda: Committee appointments; review of communicable disease, tuberculosis; HIV case management, sexually transmitted diseases, and immunizations program elements; discussion of public health funding principles; update on OHA cost allocation changes; update on new expenditure reporting form for local public health administrators.

When: Thursday, January 18, 9:30-11:35 a.m. The meeting is open to the public. No conference call option is available for the public.

Where: Portland State Office Building, 800 NE Oregon Street, Room 1D, Portland

The Conference of Local Health Officials provides recommendations to the Oregon Health Authority on the foundational capabilities and programs, and any other public health program or activity, under ORS 431.147. (ORS 431.340)

Program contact: Danna Drum, 971-673-1223, danna.k.drum@state.or.us

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Everyone has a right to know about and use Oregon Health Authority (OHA) programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:
· Sing language and spoken language interpreters
· Written materials in other languages
· Braille
· Large print
· Audio and other formats

If you need help or have questions, please contact Danna Drum at 971-673-1223, 711 TTY or danna.k.drum@state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.

79 small arts organizations receive FY2018 operating grants (Photo)
Oregon Arts Commission - 01/16/18 2:19 PM
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Small grants that can make a large difference in ensuring arts access for rural Oregonians were awarded to 79 statewide arts organizations by the Oregon Arts Commission for FY2018.

Awarded to arts organizations in 29 towns and cities across the state, Small Operating Grants are designed to provide operating support to arts organizations with budgets under $150,000.

Eligibility is limited to organizations who have operated as an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit for two years or more. Most organizations received $1,230.

For the volunteer Inland Northwest Musicians, who travel Northeast Oregon presenting orchestral concerts, that $1,230 literally puts gas in the tank.

"This grant program was developed to increase the Arts Commission's support of Oregon's small arts providers," said Commission Vice Chair Anne Taylor. "These organizations frequently represent the only arts presenter for remote and underserved regions of the state."

For more information about the grant program, contact Brian Wagner at (503) 428-1981 or via email at brian.wagner@oregon.gov.

FY2018 Small Operating Grants were awarded to:

Arts & Cultural Alliance of Central Oregon, Bend
Ash Creek Arts Center, Independence
Ashland New Plays Festival, Ashland
Bach Cantata Choir, Portland
Bandon Showcase, Inc., Bandon
Base Camp Studio, Bend
Boom Arts, Portland
Bump in the Road Theatre, Portland
Cascadia Chapter of NACUSA, Cascadia Composers, Portland
Cascadia Concert Opera, Eugene
Center for Architecture, Portland
Chamber Music Amici, Eugene
Chamber Music Corvallis, Corvallis
Chintimini Chamber Music, Corvallis
Choro In Schola, Beaverton
Classical Up Close, Tigard
Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association, Hood River
Confluence: The Willamette Valley LGBT Chorus, Salem
Corvallis Guitar Society, Corvallis
Corvallis Repertory Singers, Corvallis
CymaSpace, Portland
Dance Wire, Portland
Delgani String Quartet, Eugene
Drexel H. Foundation, Vale
Experience Theatre Project, Beaverton
Fear No Music, Portland
Florence Regional Arts Alliance, Florence
Gallery Calapooia Inc, Albany
The Geezer Gallery, Portland
Girl Circus, Eugene
Greater Eugene Chorus/SWEET ADALINES, Eugene
Hand2Mouth, Portland
Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre/Northwest, Portland
Hillsboro Community Youth Choir, Hillsboro
Hillsboro Symphony Orchestra, Hillsboro
Hillsboro Visual Art Assoc dba Sequoia Gallery and Studios, Hillsboro
Hoffman Center for the Arts, Manzanita
Inland Northwest Musicians, Hermiston
Kukatonon Childrens African Dance Troupe, Portland
Live On Stage, Portland
MediaRites, Portland
Mid-Valley Prelude Sinfonia Inc, Albany
Monday Musical Club of Tillamook, Tillamook
Music Education & Performing Artists Association, Eugene
North Coast Chorale, Astoria
Northwest Print Council, Portland
One World Chorus, Lake Oswego
Oregon Arists Series Foundation, Salem
Oregon Symphonic Band Inc, Beaverton
Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Portland
Painted Sky Inc, Tigard
Paradise of Samoa, Keizer
Performance Works NW, Portland
Portland Chamber Music, Portland
Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble, Portland
Portland Festival Symphony, Portland
Portland Jazz Composers' Ensemble, Portland
Portland Story Theater, Portland
Risk/Reward, Portland
Riverbend Live!, Winston
Rogue World Music, Ashland
Rural Art Center, Lorane
Salem Philharmonia Orchestra, Salem
Scalehouse, Bend
Secret Knowledge, Portland
Signal Fire, Portland
Southern Oregon Guild, Kerby/Cave Junction
Stories Alive, Ashland
Sunriver OR Stars Community Theater, Sunriver
The Dalles Art Association, The Dalles
The Piano Santa Foundation, Portland
The Verona Studio, Salem
Theatre 33 on the 45th, Salem
Twilight Theater Company, Portland
Wallowa Valley Music Alliance, Enterprise
West African Cultural Arts Institute, Eugene
Westside Cultural Alliance, Beaverton
Willamette Jazz Society, Eugene
Willamette Valley Symphony, Albany


The Oregon Arts Commission provides leadership, funding and arts programs through its grants, special initiatives and services. Nine commissioners, appointed by the Governor, determine arts needs and establish policies for public support of the arts. The Arts Commission became part of Business Oregon (formerly Oregon Economic and Community Development Department) in 1993, in recognition of the expanding role the arts play in the broader social, economic and educational arenas of Oregon communities. In 2003, the Oregon legislature moved the operations of the Oregon Cultural Trust to the Arts Commission, streamlining operations and making use of the Commission's expertise in grantmaking, arts and cultural information and community cultural development.

The Arts Commission is supported with general funds appropriated by the Oregon legislature and with federal funds from the National Endowment for the Arts as well as funds from the Oregon Cultural Trust. More information about the Oregon Arts Commission is available online at: www.oregonartscommission.org.



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Public Health Advisory Board meets January 18 in Portland
Oregon Health Authority - 01/16/18 1:38 PM
January 16, 2018

What: A public meeting of the Public Health Advisory Board

Agenda: Review 2018 Public Health Advisory Board (PHAB) work plan; receive subcommittee updates; make recommendations about public health accountability measures; review the public health modernization evaluation plan; discuss progress toward Oregon's State Health Improvement Plan objectives related to obesity and substance use.

When: Thursday, Jan. 18, 2-5 p.m. The meeting is open to the public. A public comment period will be held at the end of the meeting.

Where: Portland State Office Building, 800 NE Oregon St., Room 1D, Portland. The meeting also is available remotely by webinar at https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/4888122320415752707, or by telephone at 877-873-8017, access code 767068#.

Oregon's Public Health Advisory Board provides guidance for Oregon's governmental public health system and oversees the implementation of public health modernization and Oregon's State Health Improvement Plan. For more information, see the board's website at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/About/Pages/ophab.aspx.

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Everyone has a right to know about and use Oregon Health Authority (OHA) programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:
Sign language and spoken language interpreters
Written materials in other languages
Braille
Large print
Audio and other formats
If you need help or have questions, please contact Cara Biddlecom at 971-673-2284, 711 TTY or cara.m.biddlecom@state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Metrics and Scoring Committee to meet January 19 in Wilsonville
Oregon Health Authority - 01/16/18 1:13 PM
January 16, 2018

Contact: Heather Johnson, 503-508-8276, heather.n.johnson@state.or.us (meeting information or accommodation)

What: A public meeting of the Oregon Health Authority Metrics and Scoring Committee

When: Friday, January 19, 9 a.m. to noon. Public testimony will be heard at 9:15 a.m.

Where: Clackamas Community College Wilsonville Training Center, Room 210, 29353 SW Town Center Loop E, Wilsonville

Attendees can also follow the presentation by webinar and listen to discussion by phone. Register for the webinar at https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/7438627555801803523. Conference line: 888-204-5984, participant code 1277-166. Phone will be unmuted during public testimony.

Agenda: Welcome, consent agenda and updates; public testimony; update on CCO 2.0; overview of CCO and other relevant accountability measure sets; OHA structure and metrics support 101; discussion about role of committee.

For more information, please visit the committee's website at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/hpa/analytics/Pages/Metrics-Scoring-Committee.aspx.

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Everyone has a right to know about and use Oregon Health Authority (OHA) programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:
Sign language and spoken language interpreters
Written materials in other languages
Braille
Large print
Audio and other formats
If you need help or have questions, please contact Heather Johnson at 503-508-8276, 711 TTY, heather.n.johnson@state.or.us, at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Oregon EMS Committee meets January 19
Oregon Health Authority - 01/16/18 11:10 AM
January 16, 2018

What: A public meeting of the Oregon EMS Committee. Agenda items include: vote for chair and vice chair; case presentation; Oregon EMS Information System presentation.

When: Friday, Jan. 19, 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Where: Portland State Office Building, 800 NE Oregon St., Room 1B, Portland. The meeting also is accessible via webinar at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/207329797937521155

Who: The EMS Committee is established under ORS 682 for achieving continuous improvement in the quality of EMS care in Oregon. The committee is made of 18 members appointed by the director of the Oregon Health Authority.

Meeting contact: Stella Rausch-Scott, 971-673-1322, stella.m.rausch-scott@state.or.us

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Everyone has a right to know about and use OHA programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:
· Sign language and spoken language interpreters
· Written material in other languages
· Braille
· Large print
· Audio and other formats

If you need help or have questions, please contact Stella Rausch-Scott at 971-673-1322, 711 TTY or stella.m.rausch-scott@state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.

FBI Tech Tuesday: Building a Digital Defense Against Diet Scams (Photo)
FBI - Oregon - 01/16/18 10:00 AM
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Welcome to the Oregon FBI's Tech Tuesday segment. This week, building a digital defense against diet scams.

Earlier this month, we talked about setting New Year's resolutions to keep your new tech gadgets safe.

This week, are sharing some advice from our friends at the Federal Trade Commission about a different kind of resolution -- the kind that has you desperate to drop a few pounds.

This time of year you are likely seeing all kinds of ads on social media for the latest new gadget, drug or breakthrough to help you lose weight or get in shape. The before-and-after photos are stunning -- if that person can do it, as the story goes, you can, too! The best part -- you often don't have to diet or work out. Shell out a few dollars, and the new you will be shopping for bathing suits soon.

As the FTC can tell you, though, there are plenty of scams mixed in with legitimate offers -- and if you fall for one, the only thing that will lose weight is your wallet.

The FTC recommends:

Pass on any patch, pill or gadget that promises you can eat all you want and still lose weight permanently. Losing weight requires sensible food choices, and long-term success will require permanent lifestyle changes.
Electronic devices that offer to slim and tone your body usually only have temporary effects on muscle strength. Most were made for physical therapy and rehabilitation -- not to give you 6-pack abs. Getting real exercise is your best bet for that.
Be wary of the photos that allegedly prove what money can buy you. The photos can easily be faked, and even if they aren't -- there's no guarantee that the now-skinny person in the "after" picture didn't actually diet and work out in addition to using whatever the miracle product was.
Recognize that everybody is different. Even if the item is legitimate and does help some people -- it won't necessarily help you.

Bottom line -- there is no "miracle" drug or product that is going to make your body lighter or stronger for the long run. If you are tempted, make sure you do your homework, talk to your doctor and think before you give online scammers your credit card number.

If you need more detail on diet and device scams, go to FTC.gov or FDA.gov.

If you have been victimized by an online scam, be sure to report it to the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov or call your local FBI office.



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Oregon Trauma Advisory Board meets January 19
Oregon Health Authority - 01/16/18 9:38 AM
January 16, 2018


What: A public meeting of the Oregon State Trauma Advisory Board (STAB)

When: Friday, Jan. 19, 1-4:30 p.m.

Where: Portland State Office Building 800 NE Oregon Street, Room 1B, Portland. The meeting also is accessible via webinar at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5584360571692535555

Who: The STAB is established under ORS 431 for achieving continuous improvement in the quality of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) care in Oregon. The committee is made of 18 members appointed by the Director of the Oregon Health Authority.

Details: Agenda items include vote for vice chair; case presentation; discussion of Oregon Stop the Bleed program.

Meeting contact: Stella Rausch-Scott, 971-673-1322 or stella.m.rausch-scott@state.or.us.

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Everyone has a right to know about and use OHA programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:
· Sign language and spoken language interpreters
· Written material in other languages
· Braille
· Large print
· Audio and other formats

If you need help or have questions, please contact Stella Rausch-Scott at 971-673-1322, 711 TTY or stella.m.rausch-scott@state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.

OnPoint Community Credit Union Names Steve Leugers Senior Vice President/Chief Credit Officer (Photo)
OnPoint Community Credit Union - 01/16/18 9:34 AM
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PORTLAND, Ore., January 16, 2018--OnPoint Community Credit Union has named Steve Leugers Senior Vice President/Chief Credit Officer. Leugers joins the Executive Team of Oregon's largest credit union with more than 336,000 members and $5 billion in assets.

"Steve's extensive background in credit, coupled with his proven record of leadership at high-performing credit unions across the West, is a strong asset for our members," said OnPoint President and CEO Rob Stuart. "We are excited about the talent and expertise Steve brings to the OnPoint family, and can't wait to introduce the Leugers family to all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer."

Prior to joining OnPoint, Leugers served as Chief Lending Officer at Nusenda Credit Union in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Leugers previously held senior leadership positions at Del Norte Credit Union, Westerra Credit Union and Elevations Credit Union. Leugers will utilize his more than 20 years' experience in financial services and his passion for the credit union mission to continue to invest in and improve OnPoint's credit and lending services.

"I am honored to join a financial institution with the strong member focus, performance record and reputation that OnPoint has earned," said Leugers. "I'm eager to invest my expertise and talents serving OnPoint members."

Leugers earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Public and Environmental Services from Indiana University and is a graduate of the Western CUNA Management School. He recently moved to Oregon with his wife Jami, and their three daughters, Emily, Abbie and Hannah.

The OnPoint Executive Team is comprised of the following members:
Rob Stuart, President/Chief Executive Officer
Jim Armstrong, Senior Vice President/Chief Information Officer & HR Executive
Veronica Ervin, Senior Vice President/Chief Compliance Officer
Jim Hunt, Senior Vice President/Chief Financial Officer
Steve Leugers, Senior Vice President/Chief Credit Officer
Tory McVay, Senior Vice President/Chief Retail Officer & Wealth Management Executive
Stephen Owen, Senior Vice President/Chief Operations Officer

ABOUT ONPOINT COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION
OnPoint Community Credit Union is the largest credit union in Oregon, serving more than 336,000 members and with assets of $5 billion. Founded in 1932, OnPoint Community Credit Union's membership is available to anyone who lives or works in one of 13 Oregon counties (Benton, Clackamas, Columbia, Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Lane, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Washington and Yamhill) and two Washington counties (Skamania and Clark) and their immediate family members. More information is available at www.onpointcu.com or 503-228-7077 or 800-527-3932.

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Pursuit Leads to Arrest
Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office - 01/16/18 8:50 AM
RIDDLE, Ore. -- At 9:55 pm on Monday, January 15, 2018, a deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a green 2002 Ford Explorer towing a flat bed utility trailer on Interstate 5 near milepost 103. Instead of stopping, the driver accelarated. The driver then led law enforcement on a pursuit southbound on the interstate to milepost 76 where he turned around and began driving north.

The driver attempted to avoid spike strips from an assisting Oregon State Police Trooper at milepost 80 when he lost control of the vehicle and crashed into trees in the median.

The driver was identified as 43 year-old Azalea resident, Jacob Waylon Drusky.

Drusky was transported to Mercy Medical Center for evaluation and was later released into the custody of deputies. He was lodged in the Douglas County Jail for Attempt to Elude Police - Vehicle, Reckless Endangering, Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, Interfering with Police Officer and Obstructing Governmental Administration. Drusky was also arrested on two warrants issued out of Coos County.

Residential Structure Fire - 1234 SE Court Avenue - 1-16-18 (Photo)
Roseburg Fire Department - 01/16/18 6:32 AM
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At 3:04 a.m. on January 16, 2018, Roseburg Fire Department was dispatched to a residential structure fire at 1234 SE Court Avenue. The fire was reported by the homeowner.

Firefighters arrived on scene to find light smoke showing from the second floor of the structure. Upon investigation, firefighters found heavy smoke inside the structure where the fire was located. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire which was contained to the upstairs living room. The homeowner was able to safely exit the home and there were no reported injuries.

The structure which is valued at $214,000 sustained approximately $80,000 in damage, of which $30,000 was contents. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

A total of 12 firefighters assisted with firefighting operations. Other agencies assisting with the fire included Pacific Power, Avista Utilities, Roseburg Police Department, Bay Cities Ambulance, and Douglas County Fire District #2.

For the latest information regarding the City of Roseburg Fire Department, please visit our website at www.cityofroseburg.org or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/roseburgfire.



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CMV crashes into a disabled vehicle and onto the shore of the Columbia River just east of Corbett
Oregon State Police - 01/15/18 10:16 PM
On Monday, January 15, 2018 at approximately 5:15PM, Oregon State Police responded to the report of a commercial motor vehicle and trailer that had crashed westbound off I-84 near milepost 23, just east of Corbett. It was reported the CMV had left the roadway, crashed through the guardrail and rolled down a steep embankment, landing on its side along the shore of the Columbia River.

Initial investigation revealed a 2015 International Prostar CMV was operated by 52 year old Suzanne BRAULT from Quebec, Canada. BRAULT had been driving in the slow lane of the interstate and traveled out of her lane and onto the shoulder as she was checking her side mirror in preparation to move into the fast lane. At the point she traveled out of her lane and onto the shoulder, BRAULT struck a parked 1995 Chevy Tahoe that had run out of fuel and was disabled along the shoulder. The Tahoe had been operated by 53 year old Patrick SHEEHAN Jr. from Portland and his 47 year old passenger, Addison BLACKMON III also from Portland.

After striking the Tahoe, BRAULT's CMV and trailer, loaded with food supplies, crashed through the guardrail and traveled down a steep embankment, rolling onto its passenger side along the shoreline of the Columbia River. BRAULT, SHEEHAN Jr. and BLACKMON III were all out of their vehicles upon law enforcement's arrival. BRAULT was transported to Emanuel hospital by ground ambulance for non-life threatening injuries. SHEEHAN Jr. and BLACKMON III were also transported by ground ambulance to OHSU for minor or non- life threatening injuries.

The interstate was restricted to one lane of travel for approximately three hours while this investigation was conducted. The shoulder will remain closed in this area throughout the night and should not affect traffic. During daylight hours tomorrow, January 16th, motorists can expect intermittent lane closures and traffic restrictions as the CMV is removed. Please check tripcheck.com for updated information regarding any potential traffic impacts in that area.
The Oregon State Police was assisted by the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, Corbett Fire Department, the Oregon Department of Transportation, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. The investigation is ongoing and there is no additional information at this time. Photographs will not be available until daylight hours.

Update: Missing Man Found Safe (Photo)
Jackson Co. Sheriff's Office - 01/15/18 6:59 PM
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Update 1/15/18 at 6:30 pm - Mr. Ammer has been found safe in Douglas County. Thank you for keeping an eye out.
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SHADY COVE, Ore. - Jackson County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue (SAR) teams are looking for a missing man with dementia. On January 15, 2018, at 11:45 a.m., Wesley "Wes" Ammer, 76, of Shady Cove left his home on Bond Road in a light gray 2012 Subaru Outback wagon with Oregon license plate 741HLV. He was reported missing by family at 3:12 p.m.

Ammer is described as a white male, bald with a gray beard, and brown eyes. He is five feet, eight inches tall and weighs 130 pounds. Ammer was last seen wearing a black long sleeve pullover shirt with a picture of an elk, and blue Wrangler jeans.

Anyone with information about Ammer's whereabouts should call dispatch at (541) 776-7206.

Case #18-001087



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Deputies Find Missing Hunter
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 01/15/18 2:45 PM
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports his deputies located a missing hunter this morning.

At 9:11 p.m. last night, Linn County Sheriff's Office dispatch received a call from a female concerned that her husband and his friend had not returned from hunting. The two individuals had been hunting in the Crabtree Lake area off of Quartzville road outside of Sweet Home. She called back an hour later to call off the search, saying she had heard from her husband that they would be heading home soon.

A few hours later at 2:17 a.m., the hunter's wife called back again because her husband and his friend had still not returned and she wanted deputies to resume the search.

Deputies responded to the area and were able to find the callers husband, 51-year old, John Boeder. He told deputies that his friend, 52-year old, Bryan Keith Spaulding of Lebanon, was trying to flush out some elk, and never returned to where their vehicle was parked.

Deputies began searching the area and Mr. Spaulding was found at 11:03 a.m. this morning. He was found walking out onto a logging road about a mile from where he was last seen. Mr. Spaulding did not require medical attention. Mr. Spaulding was arrested for Felon in Possession of a Firearm for possessing a hunting rifle. He was transported to the Linn County Jail where he was lodged.

Home Invasion
Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office - 01/15/18 1:47 PM
ROSEBURG, Ore. -- Deputies were dispatched to the 100-block of Santiam Lane in Roseburg early Sunday morning to a report of a home invasion.

At approximately 4:30 am, the call was placed to the 9-1-1 center. The caller stated his juvenile daughter woke up to a male hovering over her with his hands covering her mouth. The unknown male fled the house through a window.

The suspect was described as a young male, possibly a teenager. The male had short hair.

Deputies searched the area and conducted an investigation, which is ongoing. Residents are urged to be vigilant and report any suspicious persons to local law enforcement.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at 541-440-4471 or email dcso.pio@co.douglas.or.us and reference case number 18-0210.

Sheriff's Office Seeks Information on Missing Winston Man (Photo)
Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office - 01/15/18 1:07 PM
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WINSTON, Ore. -- Deputies are seeking information from members of the community who may have information as to the whereabouts of 70 year-old Winston resident, Joseph Daniel Coccia.

The Sheriff's Office was notified Coccia was missing and took a report on Sunday, January 14, 2018.

Coccia, who has dementia according to the caller, is reported to be associated with a green 1997 Subaru Legacy with Oregon license plate VRP113. Coccia's vehicle was involved in a hit and run on Friday, January 12th at approximately 6:30 pm in the 8800-block of Lookingglass Road in Roseburg.

He is described as a white male adult who is approximately 5'6'' weighing 135 lbs with brown eyes and is balding.

Anyone with information as to Coccia's whereabouts or that of his vehicle are asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at (541) 440-4471 or by email at dcso.pio@co.douglas.or.us and refer to case number 18-0215.



Attached Media Files: Joseph Daniel Coccia

Sun. 01/14/18
Gresham Man Arrested For Manslaughter Following Fatal Crash On HWY 26 - Clackamas County (Photo)** Names added**
Oregon State Police - 01/14/18 7:52 PM
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Operator of motorcycle has been identified as David S. Weiss age 71 from Forest Grove
Passenger of motorcycle has been identified as Nancy Jo Ludwig age 70 from Hillsboro
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On January 13, 2018 at about 6:15pm, OSP Troopers along with Clackamas County SO Deputies responded to the report of a two vehicle collision on US 26 near milepost 47, just east of Rhododendron.

Preliminary investigation revealed a white 2003 Chrysler Town and Country van, operated by Robert E. WALSH, age 54 of Gresham was traveling westbound on US 26. While negotiating a curve, WALSH crossed over into the eastbound lane of travel and collided with a silver 2003 Harley Davidson motorcycle. The operator of the Harley Davidson David Weiss (age 71 from Forest Grove) sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The passenger, Nancy Jo Ludwig (age 70), from Hillsboro sustained serious injuries and was taken by air ambulance to Emanuel Hospital.

At the time of the collision the operator and passenger were wearing helmets.

WALSH was taken into custody for Manslaughter II, Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, and Assault II.

OSP was assisted by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, multi-agency CRAFT Team, Hoodland Fire Department, and Oregon Department of Transportation.



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Dog Stabbed and Bystanders Threatened; Suspect Lodged in Lane County Jail on Multiple Charges
Junction City Police - 01/14/18 7:44 PM
On Sunday January 14th, 2018 at approximately 1:49pm the Junction City Police Department received a report of a male subject waving an eight-inch knife around outside the apartment complex located at 920 W 1st Avenue in Junction City. It was also reported the subject had just stabbed a dog.

The Junction City Police and the Lane County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene where the subject was detained without incident. The investigation revealed the subject stabbed the dog in self-defense after the dog attacked and bit his arm. After the dog sustained fatal injuries, the subject began waving the knife around again in a menacing fashion and making threating remarks toward one of the persons responsible for the dog.

Due to the nature and location of the incident there were multiple other confrontations between the subject and other area residents. The department is continuing to investigate to determine if additional charges will be filed.
The subject was identified as Christopher Michael Low. Mr. Low was lodged at the Lane County Jail on charges of Menacing and Disorderly Conduct.

Pedesrtian Killed On Highway 212 Near Damascus - Clackamas County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 01/14/18 12:09 PM
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On January 14, 2018 at approximately 12:00am, OSP Troopers and Clackamas County SO Deputies responded to a fatal motor vehicle collision on Highway 212 east of SE 222nd Ave in Damascus, Clackamas County.

Preliminary investigation revealed a red 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee, operated by Jose RODRIGUEZ-PINEDA, age 54 of Sandy was traveling eastbound on Highway 212 just east of SE 222nd Ave when he collided with a pedestrian. It was determined the pedestrian, identified as Jami Lee DASHER, age 28 of Boring was in the eastbound lane of travel at the time of the collision. DASHER sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene by emergency personnel.

This is an ongoing investigation.

Oregon State Police was assisted by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, multi-agency CRAFT Team, Clackamas Fire Department and ODOT.



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Vehicle Information Needed in Hit and Run (Photo)
Benton Co. Sheriff's Office - 01/14/18 11:36 AM
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CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Ricky Ray Ferguson, 54, was booked and lodged at approximately 11:30 p.m., at the Benton County Jail on Saturday night. He was charged with Manslaughter I, Assault II, Reckless Driving, Hit & Run Vehicle-Injury, and Tampering with Evidence.

Our Office continues to seek information from people who saw Ferguson's white, 2004 Ford F250 pickup truck, Oregon license plate 377 JQR, on January 12-13. We know Ferguson stayed in the Philomath area for a significant period of time after the incident. He stopped at a numerous roadside locations to work on his vehicle and alter its appearance.

The living victim, Allan Deutsch, 85, of Corvallis, remains in the Intensive Care Unit at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. Robert Ozretich, 70, of Corvallis, was struck and killed on impact and taken directly to a local funeral home.

Ferguson was located within four hours of the incident with help from our community. Witnesses are asked to call Sergeant Iverson at 541-766-6858 with vehicle information.
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Sat. 01/13/18
Philomath Hit and Run
Benton Co. Sheriff's Office - 01/13/18 4:45 PM
CORVALLIS, Ore. - The Benton County Sheriff's Office is investigating Ricky Ray Ferguson, 53, of Toledo, Oregon, for the involvement in a hit and run crash on Highway 20 in Philomath this morning.

With help from multiple members of the community, the suspect's pickup was spotted and ultimately located at the Blodgett Store, just west of Philomath.

Two community volunteers were collecting debris along the highway, when they were struck by a white Ford 250 pickup truck, which fled the scene.

One of the volunteers was a Corvallis man, 70 years of age, and was pronounced dead at the scene. The other volunteer is a Corvallis man, 85 years of age, remains in the Intensive Care Unit at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. More information on the two men will be available once the families have been notified.

We want to thank the involvement of our citizens for calling in the vehicle location. Highway 20 has been reopened.

The investigation of the fatal hit and run crash continues with assistance from Philomath Police Department, Corvallis Police Department, Albany Police Department, Oregon State Police, and Oregon Department of Transportation.



Attached Media Files: 2018-01/1505/111190/Hit_and_Run.pdf

Subject Arrested on Multiple Charges after K9 Track, Yachats, OR (Photo)
Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Office - 01/13/18 1:58 AM
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On January 12, 2018 Deputy Smith of the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to the report of a physical domestic disturbance occurring at a residence just North of the City of Yachats. Deputies arrived to find the 19 year old female victim suffering from injuries consistent with assault and strangulation.

The suspect, Matthew Poreda (4/29/1987), is described as a 31 year old white male 5'11" approximately 165 lbs, he is a local resident of the Yachats area. Poreda fled the scene prior to the arrival of the responding law enforcement units.

Deputies on scene requested Deputy Carter and his K9 partner Bonni respond to the scene to begin a search for the suspect. After a 41 minute search, Mr. Poreda was located by K9 Bonni and the search team. Upon contact Poreda fled a short distance jumping into patch of blackberry bushes where he was cornered by K9 Bonni. Poreda was subsequently taken into custody without incident.

Poreda was booked into the Lincoln County Jail on the following charges:

Assault IV (Domestic Violence)
Strangulation
Harassment
Kidnapping
DUII

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Respectfully Submitted,

R. Ballentine, Patrol Sergeant
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
225 W. Olive St
Newport, Or 97365
(541) 265-4277
http://www.lincolncountysheriff.net



Attached Media Files: Booking/M. Poreda , K9 Bonni

Fri. 01/12/18
Oregon State Stroke Care Committee meets January 18
Oregon Health Authority - 01/12/18 4:46 PM
January 12, 2018

What: The Oregon Stroke Care Committee (SCC) is holding a public meeting.

Agenda: Review bylaws; provide stroke rehabilitation workgroup update; discuss SCC next steps.

When: Thursday, Jan. 18, 7-8:30 a.m.

Where: Legacy Emanuel 2801 N Gantenbein Ave., East Wing, Conference Room 1003, Portland. The meeting also is accessible via webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1540572309010938627

Who: The Oregon Stroke Care Committee is established under ORS 431.673 for the purpose of achieving continuous improvement in the quality of stroke care in Oregon. The committee is made of 10 members appointed by the director of the Oregon Health Authority.

Contact: Stella Rausch-Scott, committee coordinator, OHA Public Health Division, at 971-673-1322.

Everyone has a right to know about and use OHA programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:
--Sign language and spoken language interpreters
--Written material in other languages
--Braille
--Large print
--Audio and other formats

If you need help or have questions, please contact Stella Rausch-Scott at 971-673-1322, 711 TTY or Stella.M.Rausch-Scott@state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Oregon Area Trauma Advisory Board, Region 2, meets January 18
Oregon Health Authority - 01/12/18 4:33 PM
January 12, 2018

What: The Oregon Area Trauma Advisory Board (ATAB), Region 2, is holding a public meeting.

Agenda: Review trauma data; discuss Oregon Stop the Bleed program.

When: Thursday, Jan. 18 from 7-9 p.m.

Where: Salem Hospital, 890 Oak St. SE, Building A, Creekside Room, Salem

Who: The ATAB is established under ORS 431 for achieving continuous improvement in the quality of trauma care in Oregon. The committee is made of 17 members appointed by the director of the Oregon Health Authority.

Contact: Stella Rausch-Scott, committee coordinator, OHA Public Health Division, at 971-673-1322.

Everyone has a right to know about and use OHA programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:
--Sign language and spoken language interpreters
--Written material in other languages
--Braille
--Large print
--Audio and other formats

If you need help or have questions, please contact Stella Rausch-Scott at 971-673-1322, 711 TTY or Stella.M.Rausch-Scott@state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Annual Oregon Health Policy Board Retreat held January 16 in Portland
Oregon Health Authority - 01/12/18 4:17 PM
January 12, 2018

What: The annual retreat of the Oregon Health Policy Board

When: Tuesday, January 16, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Where: Smith Memorial Student Union, 1825 SW Broadway room 238 Portland, OR. Members of the public can call in to listen by dialing 888-808-6929, participant code 915042# or by joining the livestream at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/psu-live-a.

Agenda: welcome; OHA Director's report; retreat vision and goals; summative waiver evaluation presentation; sustainable cost growth discussion; paying for value discussion; public comment, social determinants & equity discussion; behavioral health discussion; high cost drugs committee charter review; healthcare workforce committee membership review; healthcare workforce committee needs assessment review; summary and next steps. For more information on the meeting, visit the board's meeting page: http://www.oregon.gov/OHA/OHPB/Pages/OHPB-Meetings.aspx.

Everyone has a right to know about and use Oregon Health Authority (OHA) programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:
--Sign language and spoken language interpreters
--Written materials in other languages
--Braille
--Large print
--Audio and other formats
If you need help or have questions, please contact Jeff Scroggin at 541-999-6983, 711 TTY, jeffrey.scroggin@dhsoha.state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.

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Oregon State Hospital Advisory Board to meet January 18 in Salem
Oregon Health Authority - 01/12/18 3:09 PM
January 12, 2018

What: Public meeting of the Oregon State Hospital Advisory Board

When: Thursday, January 18, 1-3:30 p.m.

Where: Oregon State Hospital, 2600 Center St. NE, Salem, in the Callan Conference Room. The public can also attend via toll-free conference line at 1-888-278-0296, participant code 4294893.

Agenda: Topics will include public comment, community integration issues, chair/vice chair elections, grievance procedure process improvement, the annual Legislative report, and updates on the following: .370 status, Superintendent recruitment, hiring of a diversity manager, ligature mitigation project, establishing bylaws and discharge work groups, Patient Advisory Council and data report.

Details: The Oregon State Hospital Advisory Board advises the superintendent, Oregon Health Authority director and legislators on issues related to the safety, security and care of patients. Members include consumers, providers, advocates, legislators, community members, consumer families and OSH union members.

The meeting site is accessible to people with disabilities. To request alternate formats, sign language interpreters, physical accessibility, or other reasonable accommodations, call Oregon State Hospital at 503-945-2864 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

For more information, see the board's website at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/osh/Pages/advisory-board.aspx.

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Committee for Family Forestlands meets January 16
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 01/12/18 1:33 PM
SALEM, Ore.--The Committee for Family Forestlands will meet Tuesday, January 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The meeting will be in the Tillamook Room at the Oregon Department of Forestry, 2600 State Street, Salem. The committee will receive and discuss information about:

General updates from the Private Forests Division deputy chief
Enforcing aerial herbicide use laws (ORS 527.672)
The Forest Practices Act compliance audit
Agency strategic initiatives
Marbled murrelet rule analysis update
Forest and natural resource incentives programs update
Land use planning

This is a public meeting, everyone is welcome. The meeting space is accessible to persons with disabilities. Requests for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made at least 48 hours before the meeting. For more information about attending the meeting please contact Susan Dominique at 503-945-7502.

The 13-member committee researches policies that affect family forests, natural resource and forestry benefits. The committee recommends actions to the Oregon Board of Forestry and State Forester based on its findings. You can find more information at: www.oregon.gov/ODF/Board/Pages/CFF.aspx.

Man Indicted, Returned from Indonesia by FBI to Face Fraud Charges in Oregon
FBI - Oregon - 01/12/18 12:04 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- On Friday, January 12, 2018, Richard Macadangdang Sales, 68, made his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Maria-Elena James in the Northern District of California after FBI agents from the Bend, Oregon Residence Agency escorted him back to the U.S. from Indonesia. In December 2017, a federal grand jury in Eugene, Oregon indicted Sales on four counts of wire fraud and one count of money laundering for an alleged scheme that cheated investors of more than $900,000.

The indictment alleges that between 2011 and 2013, investors were led to believe Sales was using their investments to recover hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of U.S. Treasury Notes located in East Asia and the Pacific. The indictment states that victims believed Sales was building humanitarian housing for victims of natural disasters as part of this recovery process and that they would see returns as high as 100 percent.

Sales had been living outside the U.S. since 2012. Working with the Indonesian National Police and Indonesian Immigration, through the FBI's Legal Attaché office in Jakarta, FBI agents traveled to Indonesia and met Sales as he was deported on January 11, 2018. FBI agents escorted him back to the United States and arrested him after touching down on U.S. soil.

Judge James ordered Sales detained pending transfer by the U.S. Marshals Service to the District of Oregon for further court proceedings.

An indictment is only an accusation of a crime, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Contact for this press release:

Kevin Sonoff
Unites States Attorney's Office
District of Oregon
kevin.sonoff@usdoj.gov

Dog Advisory Board Meeting
Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office - 01/12/18 12:02 PM
This is to inform the public that there will be a Dog Control Advisory Board Meeting held at the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Justice Addition to the Douglas County Courthouse, 1036 SE Douglas Room 210, Roseburg, OR on Wednesday January 17th, 2018 at 1800 hours (6pm). The agenda will include:

1. Old Business
2. Rescue Registry
2. License Fee
3. Tactical Communication Training for AC volunteers and Saving Grace employees
4. Livestock Rescues
5. Introduction of new Animal Control Supervisor

The Advisory Board is appointed by the Douglas County Commissioners as established by County Ordinances.

The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the hearing-impaired or for accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made in advance of the meeting to Kathy Cross, Douglas County Sheriff's Office at 541-440-4449 or kacross@co.douglas.or.us

Marine Board Approves Rules, Opens Rulemaking
Oregon Marine Board - 01/12/18 10:24 AM
The Oregon State Marine Board approved rules and opened rulemaking for wake sports during their quarterly Board meeting held on January 10, at the Department of Fish and Wildlife office, in Salem.

The Board adopted rules for: Visual Distress Signals to match federal regulations at the mouth of the Columbia River; Hunt Tag Program Fees that revert to the previous fee schedule; and, Fees for Furnishing Information in public records requests to be in line with Department of Administrative Services guidelines.

The Board approved opening rulemaking for Division 10, statewide rules and Division 20, local rules and directed staff to convene a Rules Advisory Committee to assist in drafting a fiscal impact statement and propose rule language addressing wake sport activities within 200 feet of the shoreline.

The Board also interviewed four candidates for Marine Director. The Board directed Human Resources to complete reference and background checks. Once a candidate has been offered the position and accepted, the agency will issue a press release announcing the new director.
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Wells Fargo Reports Fourth Quarter 2017 Net Income of $6.2 Billion; Diluted EPS of $1.16
Wells Fargo - 01/12/18 9:51 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) reported net income of $6.2 billion, or $1.16 per diluted common share, for fourth quarter 2017, compared with $5.3 billion, or $0.96 per share, for fourth quarter 2016, and $4.5 billion, or $0.83 per share, for third quarter 2017.

Chief Executive Officer Tim Sloan said, "In 2017 we continued executing on our plan to build a better bank for the future, and I'm proud of the hard work and dedication of our team members to put our customers first as we transform Wells Fargo. Over the past year we have invested billions of dollars into our business and capabilities including risk management, accelerated the pace of innovation, increased our commitment to communities, enhanced team member benefits, and continued to execute on our business strategies to provide long-term value to our shareholders. The progress we made over the past year was evident in the fourth quarter in higher deposits, loan growth particularly in commercial loans, increased debit and credit card transactions, and record client assets under management in Wealth and Investment Management. While we faced challenges in 2017, we are a much better company today than we were a year ago, and I am confident that this year Wells Fargo will be even better."

Chief Financial Officer John Shrewsberry said, "Wells Fargo reported $6.2 billion of net income in the fourth quarter, which included a net benefit from the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act and a gain on the sale of Wells Fargo Insurance Services, partially offset by litigation accruals. Compared with the third quarter we grew both loans and deposits, and our credit performance, liquidity and capital remained exceptionally strong. We returned a record $14.5 billion to shareholders through common stock dividends and net share repurchases in 2017, up 16 percent, and returning more capital to shareholders remains a priority. We've made progress on our efficiency initiatives and remain committed to our target of $2 billion of expense reductions by the end of 2018, which are being used to support our investments in the business, and an additional $2 billion by the end of 2019. In addition, by the beginning of 2019 we expect the amortization of core deposit intangible expense ($769 million in 2018) and the FDIC special assessment to be complete."

The full earnings news release is posted at wellsfargo.com.

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MEDIA AVAILABILITY TODAY (Jan. 12, 2018)--OHA, OHSU infectious disease physicians provide update on flu season
Oregon Health Authority - 01/12/18 9:25 AM
January 12, 2018

What: Physicians from the OHA Public Health Division and OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital will be available to discuss the 2017-2018 flu season, including data, vaccinations and other prevention steps.

When: 10:30-11:30 a.m. TODAY (Friday, Jan. 12)

Where: Portland State Office Building, 800 NE Oregon St., Room 1B (main floor). A video recording will be posted after the media availability on the Oregon Public Health Division YouTube page, https://www.youtube.com/user/healthoregon.

Who: Richard Leman, M.D.
Medical Epidemiologist
Acute and Communicable Disease Prevention Section
OHA Public Health Division

Dawn Nolt, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Infectious Diseases
OHSU School of Medicine
OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital

For more flu info:
-- OHA "Preventing the Flu":http://flu.oregon.gov/
--OHSU Doernbecher Seasonal Flu Guide for Parents:https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.ohsu.edu_xd_health_services_doernbecher_seasonal-2Dand-2Dnovel-2Dh1n1-2Dflu.cfm&d=DwMGaQ&c=7gilq_oJKU2hnacFUWFTuYqjMQ111TRstgx6WoATdXo&r=uSrcqmNyYd0nGhrYEVYTo3FFRFP8-HvxTO3cncMRpppbv4-8b0CKgX1GC4LjODbz&m=oK9NkY3C3vtkqfbD03YT3vnHbr75dmlNuCCe2wY-U64&s=rMsmyQC-hCJKfG917YIJ9wsy9am05b1Gri65niGxPtc&e=
--CDC Influenza page:https://www.cdc.gov/flu/

Northwest Association for Blind Athletes to Host Back to Back Camps for Children with Visual Impairments
Northwest Assn. for Blind Athletes - 01/12/18 8:22 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:
Billy Henry, Founder/Executive Director
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes
311 West Evergreen Blvd, Ste. 200
Vancouver, Washington 98660
Local Phone: 1-360-718-2826
Toll Free: 1-800-880-9837
http://www.nwaba.org
bhenry@nwaba.org

Northwest Association for Blind Athletes to Host Back to Back Camps for Children with Visual Impairments

Vancouver, Washington--January 10th, 2018--Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) announced today that it will be hosting two Camp Abilities camps this year. Camp Abilities is a camp model derived from a program based out of New York that offers a one-week comprehensive, developmental sports camp for children and youth with visual impairments. The camp provides 1:2 instructional situations for each child. These children will vary in socioeconomic status, ethnic background and level of skills and abilities. This will be the third annual Camp Abilities Oregon that NWABA has offered for children with visual impairments across the state, but it will be the first time NWABA hosts Camp Abilities Washington.

Camp Abilities Oregon will be held at the Linfield College campus in McMinnville, OR from July 22 to July 27, 2018. This camp will accept 40 youth ages 8-15. Camp Abilities Washington will be hosted at University of Puget Sound's campus from July 29 to August 3, 2018. This camp is accepting 40 youth ages 9-14. Registration for both camps opens on January 16, 2018 at 8 am. Please visit www.nwaba.org to fill out electronic registration forms. Campers will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Additionally, NWABA is also accepting applications for Camp counselors for both camps, which can be found online as well.

The program's purpose is to empower children who are blind or visually impaired, break the cycle of dependence and ill health that is unnecessarily associated with their disability, and build their self-belief that they can take control of their own quality of life and use their many talents to actively contribute in their communities. Campers will participate in a variety of sports and recreational activities including goalball (a sport specifically developed for individuals with visual impairments), judo, tandem cycling, kayaking, track & field, and numerous others.

"Our Board of Directors is extremely excited to offer these truly transformational programs to children and youth with visual impairments. Camp Abilities will reach far beyond participating in sports and act as a catalyst to help campers gain the confidence, self-esteem, friendships and independence they need to achieve success in all areas of life." said Founder & Executive Director Billy Henry.

Camp Abilities Oregon is partially funded by the Oregon Blind and Visually Impaired Student Fund, and Camp Abilities Washington is partially funded by Washington State Department of Services for the Blind. However, additional support is critically needed to deliver a successful camp. Donations to support Camp Abilities are accepted by mailing a check to PO BOX 65265, Vancouver, WA, 98665 or making an online gift at www.nwaba.org. Please indicate that your donation is to support Camp Abilities. For more information on Northwest Association for Blind Athletes, please contact Billy Henry at 1-360-718-2826, or visit www.nwaba.org

About NWABA:
The mission of Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) is to provide life-changing opportunities through sports and physical activity to individuals who are blind and visually impaired. A group of students who were visually impaired formed the association in 2007 to ensure that people who are blind were participating in sports and physical activity. Today, NWABA is a rapidly expanding 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides more than 1,500 children, youth, adults and military veterans with visual impairments tailored programming which improves self-confidence and self-esteem, promotes independence, creates an inclusive community of supporters, and builds the skills necessary to succeed in all areas of life including school and employment.

For information: http://www.nwaba.org or
Contact: bhenry@nwaba.org
Phone: 1-360-718-2826
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Beaverton Man Killed in Fatal Car Crash Near Cloverdale (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 01/12/18 8:12 AM
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On Thursday, January 11, 2018 at approximately 8:30pm Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a report of a single vehicle crash on US Highway 101 near milepost 89.

Preliminary investigation revealed a silver 2005 BMW 325Ci, operated by Carl E. MATTHEWS, age 65, of Beaverton, was northbound on US Highway 101 when the vehicle left the roadway. The vehicle rolled through a brushy area east of the roadway and came to rest on its wheels, just off the highway facing southeast. MATTHEWS died at the scene as a result of injuries sustained during the crash.

US Highway 101 at the scene was partially closed for approximately 3.5 hours following the crash. OSP was assisted at the scene by the Tillamook County Sheriff's Office, Nestucca Fire and Rescue and the Tillamook County Medical Examiner.

Speed, alcohol use and marijuana use are being investigated as possible contributing factors for the crash.

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Linn County Sheriff's Office Investigate Elderly Theft
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 01/12/18 7:16 AM
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports that on January 11, 2018, his detectives charged Mindy Lynn Port, 32, a resident of Lebanon, with Aggravated Theft in the first degree and Criminal Mistreatment in the first degree after concluding a three month investigation. The investigation came to light when the family of Joyce Ammon, 78, a resident of Albany, reported her retirement account had been depleted of funds.

Deputies learned that Mindy Port, Joyce Ammon's granddaughter, and family had lived with Ammon for about six months to help care for her. Deputies subpoenaed financial records for Ammon and saw over $50,000 had been taken from Ammon's financial accounts during the time the Port family lived with Ammon. Deputies were able to determine Mindy Port was responsible for at least $43,000 of the missing money.

The Investigation is continuing.

Thu. 01/11/18
Widespread Mail Theft Reported (Photo)
Jackson Co. Sheriff's Office - 01/11/18 5:24 PM
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JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. -- Deputies spent hours Thursday investigating numerous cases of mail theft across southern Jackson County. On January 11, 2018, victims reported thefts in the following general areas: Dead Indian Memorial Road, South Pacific Highway (ORE 99), West Glenwood Avenue, South Stage Road, Griffin Creek Road, West Griffin Creek Road, Dark Hollow Road.

Deputies say the thieves targeted banks of mailboxes, especially those with flags up, indicating outgoing mail. They have recovered a large volume of stolen mail found dumped, much of which was opened with items removed. It was processed for evidence and turned over to the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to be forwarded to the proper recipients.

Deputies believe vehicle break-ins reported in the same areas overnight are related. The thefts may also be related to similar crimes reported recently in other jurisdictions within Jackson County.

If you witnessed suspicious activity or have evidence that may assist in the investigation -- including surveillance footage -- please contact deputies at (541) 774-6800. Refer to the case number below.

Deputies will continue to collaborate with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service on the investigation. They make the following suggestions and requests for concerned citizens:

If you were expecting a particular piece of mail and you believe it is missing, contact your local post office directly.

If you believe you may be a victim of stolen credit cards, checks, or other financial information, contact the appropriate financial institution immediately to stop payment on checks and issue a fraud alert.

If you need to send a payment or documents that contain identifying information, such as your Social Security number, take your outgoing mail to a post office or hand it to your mail carrier; do not leave mail in your mailbox with the flag up.

If you find discarded mail that you believe to be stolen, take it to your local post office.

Check your mail daily; do not leave it in the box overnight.

If you will be out of town, notify your local post office to hold your mail until you return.

Additional information on mail theft prevention can be found on the USPS website: https://www.usps.com/help/. The USPS has a free online program called Informed Delivery that allows customers to receive daily notifications with images of incoming mail. It helps people to know when to expect a delivery. You can learn more and register at https://informeddelivery.usps.com.


Case #17-00736



Attached Media Files: 18-00736 4 , 18-00736 3 , 18-00736 2 , 18-00736 1

Link Correction: Guide Advisory Committee Meeting January 16
Oregon Marine Board - 01/11/18 3:37 PM
The Oregon State Marine Board will hold a meeting of the Guide Advisory Committee (GAC) on Tuesday, January 16, at the Marine Board office, 435 Commercial St NE, in Salem beginning at
3 pm.

The committee will review the following:
Registration renewal status
Motorized Passenger Boat Operator's Certification program roll out
Enforcement Update
Safety Equipment Requirements
Legislative concepts and potential rule changes

The meeting details listed above can also be viewed at http://www.oregon.gov/OSMB/info/Pages/Board-and-Public-Meetings.aspx
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Tip of the Week January 15, 2018 - Winter Driving - Part 1
Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Office - 01/11/18 3:16 PM
OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF
Sheriff Curtis L. Landers
225 W. Olive Street
Newport, Oregon 97365
Phone: (541) 265-4277
Fax: (541) 265-4926

TIP OF THE WEEK - - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: January 15, 2018

Contact: Sheriff Curtis Landers
541-265-0652
clanders@co.lincoln.or.us

WINTER DRIVING - PART 1

Welcome to winter!! Driving can be a little more hazardous during this time of year. That doesn't mean you have to stay home and hibernate until spring. It does mean, however, that it may take a little more time and planning than usual before heading out. The following information from ODOT comes from their Oregon Winter Driving Guide.

TUNE UP YOUR VEHICLE
Make sure your antifreeze is good to -25°. Check and fill your windshield washer and other fluids and make sure hoses are not loose or brittle.
Keep your wipers clean and in good condition.
Make sure your heater and defroster are working.
Be sure your battery is fully charged and that cables are not loose nor corroded.
Check to see that tires are properly inflated and in good condition.
Carry chains or use tractions devices. Look for signs indicating when chairs or traction tires are required. Pull over to the right of the highway as far as possible or into a "chain up" area when required. (Tip: it's the law!)

TAKE YOUR TIME
Before you go, check weather and road conditions at www.TripCheck.com. You can also call 5-1-1 for travel information.
Let family or friends know your routes and destination. Then be sure to check in when you've safely arrived.
Choose main routes and get plenty of rest before starting out. Remember that cell phone coverage may not be available in some areas.
Keep your gas tank at least half full and keep your windows, lights, and mirrors cleared of any ice, snow or frost.
Drive with your lights on at all times and reduce your speed.
Watch out for snow plows! Following too close is dangerous for them and for you.
Don't pass the snow plow or sanders! Be patient. Everyone wants to arrive safely where they are going.

Watch for next week's Winter Driving Tips which focus on how to drive safely in icy and snowy weather.

For more information and tips, visit our website at www.lincolncountysheriff.net and Like us on Facebook at Lincoln County Sheriff's Office -- Oregon.

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Submitted by:
Kathy Manning, Administrative Assistant
kmanning@co.lincoln.or.us
Ph: 541-265-0652



Attached Media Files: 2018-01/5490/111144/011518-Winter_Driving-Part_1.pdf , 2018-01/5490/111144/011518-Winter_Driving-Part_1_1.pdf

Photos- Concrete truck overturns on Exit 24, I-5 Phoenix interchange, Jan. 11, 2018 (Photo)
ODOT: SW Oregon - 01/11/18 3:09 PM
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Phoenix I-5 Exit 24 overpass: a concrete truck has overturned at the southbound off-ramp at North Phoenix Road, blocking westbound traffic across the interstate. I-5 traffic not affected.
Use alternate routes. Expect delays and lane closures as tows work to right the truck.



Attached Media Files: 2018-01/1202/111143/3_Exit_24_i_5PhoenixOverturnedConcreteTruck-Jan112018.jpg , 2018-01/1202/111143/2_Exit_24_i_5PhoenixOverturnedConcreteTruck-Jan112018.jpg , 2018-01/1202/111143/1_Exit_24_Phoenix_OverturnedConcreteTruck_Jan112018.jpg

Jacksonville man wins $1,000,004 with Powerball ticket
Oregon Lottery - 01/11/18 12:00 PM
Jan. 11, 2018 - Salem, Ore. -- When Reggie Pearne won $4 by matching the Powerball number he thought he was pretty lucky. A few days later, he matched five numbers and won $1,000,000.

"I bought the ticket for multiple drawings," Pearne said of his quick pick ticket with three sets of numbers. "I would say it was a pretty lucky ticket. If I could have just matched both the Powerball number and the other numbers, well I would have been very lucky."

When Pearne realized he had a $1 million ticket, he checked the numbers at least nine times.

"I found out at 1:09 a.m. and the only thing on my mind was 'what now?'" he said. Travelling to Salem to collect his prize was on his list.

Pearne's winning numbers were 2-18-37-39-42 but he missed the Powerball number of 24 for the Wednesday, Jan. 3 drawing. The jackpot on Jan. 3 was $460 million. Pearne purchased his ticket from the J'Ville Tavern in Jacksonville.

Jane Lee, owner of the Jacksonville tavern said she was very excited to learn they had sold a winning ticket. Lee's tavern will receive a 1-percent selling bonus of $10,000.

"We love it when people come in and buy tickets," she said. "When the jackpot gets high, people start buying them. We are a small, local bar and have been here since 1913. My family has owned the bar for 20 years, so it's nice to know that we can win Powerball too!"

Lee said she had renovations for the tavern planned, and was going to use the money to complete the project.

"This is perfect timing," she said. "We are doing some upgrading so it works out perfectly."

Pearne's prize was the second large Powerball prize won by someone in southern Oregon this month. On Jan. 4, Ronald Ceci of Grants Pass won $2 million playing Powerball. He selected the Power Play option for an additional $1, which doubled his prize to a total of $2 million. The Lil' Pantry Market & Deli in Merlin sold Ceci his ticket.

A $559 million winning Powerball ticket was sold in New Hampshire in the Jan. 6 drawing.

During the 2015-17 biennium, more than $33 million in Oregon Lottery proceeds were directed to economic development, parks, education and watershed enhancement in Josephine County.

Lottery officials recommend that you always sign the back of your tickets with each Oregon Lottery game you play, to ensure you can claim any prize you may win. In the event of winning a jackpot, players should consult with a trusted financial planner or similar professional to develop a plan for their winnings. Prize winners of more than $50,000 should contact the Lottery office to schedule an appointment to claim their prize.

Since the Oregon Lottery began selling tickets on April 25, 1985, it has earned more than $11 billion for economic development, public education, state parks and watershed enhancements. For more information on the Oregon Lottery visit www.oregonlottery.org


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Construction safety summit coming to central Oregon
Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services - 01/11/18 9:29 AM
(Salem) -- The safety and health of workers in the residential, commercial, and industrial construction industries will take center stage during a two-day training conference in central Oregon.

Topics covered during the Jan. 29-30 Mid-Oregon Construction Safety Summit will include ladder safety, excavation rules, electrical safety, construction-related health hazards, and elimination of fall hazards.

Oregon's Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA), a division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, is one of several partners presenting the 17th annual summit at the Riverhouse on the Deschutes Convention Center in Bend. Those partners include the nonprofit Central Oregon Safety and Health Association.

The summit's keynote speaker is Russ Nicolai, safety director for Snyder, a commercial roofing contractor with offices in Oregon and Washington. During his Jan. 30 presentation, "Changing One's Perspective," Nicolai will discuss how innovations can create successes in protecting workers and boosting company performance.

The summit also offers opportunities for attendees to earn continuing education credits through Oregon's Construction Contractors Board and Landscape Contractors Board. Moreover, certification and re-certification will be offered for first-aid personnel and workzone flaggers.

The two-day summit's other workshops include:
Construction A-Z. This session reviews the many hazards found in construction and demolition, and the best practices -- and requirements -- for correcting them.
General excavation safety.
Electrical safety and you.
Understanding and implementing the new silica standard for construction.
Defensive driving strategies for central Oregon.
Hand/power tools and personal protective equipment.

Registration for pre-conference workshops (Monday, Jan. 29) is $50. Conference registration (Tuesday, Jan. 30) is $85. Registration for the OSHA 10-hour training for construction is $140 for both days.
To register, go to https://safetyseries.cvent.com/summit18. If you have questions or need help registering, call the Oregon OSHA Conference Section, 503-947-7411.

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About Oregon OSHA:
Oregon OSHA, a division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, enforces the state's workplace safety and health rules and works to improve workplace safety and health for all Oregon workers. For more information, go to www.osha.oregon.gov.

The Department of Consumer and Business Services is Oregon's largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. For more information, go to www.dcbs.oregon.gov.

OnPoint Community Credit Union Returns as 2018 Title Sponsor of Oregon WinterFest; Visit any OnPoint Community Credit Union branch and enter to win a 2018 WinterFest sweepstakes package
OnPoint Community Credit Union - 01/11/18 9:00 AM
PORTLAND, Ore., January 11, 2018-- OnPoint Community Credit Union, the largest credit union in Oregon, returns as the title sponsor of the 19th Annual Oregon WinterFest. The festival takes place at the Old Mill District in Bend, Oregon, February 16-18, 2018, and spotlights the best of Central Oregon and the world-class winter activities the area has to offer.

"It doesn't get much better than winter in Central Oregon and that's why OnPoint is proud to return as the title sponsor of the 19th annual Oregon WinterFest," said Rob Stuart, OnPoint President and CEO. "Given OnPoint's commitment to serving our community, we look forward to being part of this Northwest destination event for locals and visitors alike."

Dedicated to supporting local organizations in the communities OnPoint serves, this year's proceeds from the OnPoint Community Credit Union Oregon WinterFest will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Oregon. Last year, the event raised $10,808 for the non-profit and since 2008, the Oregon WinterFest has generated more than $90,000 for charities in support of the vital services they provide to the local community.

For those who would like to participate in WinterFest, there are several ways to get involved:
WinterFest Tickets: Discounted $9 WinterFest tickets are available for purchase at Central Oregon OnPoint branches. For a limited time, tickets are also available in Portland area branches. For a list of OnPoint's branch locations and hours, please visit www.onpointcu.com/locations.
OnPoint WinterFest Experience Sweepstakes: Now through February 2, 2018 individuals can visit any OnPoint Community Credit Union branch location to complete and submit an entry to win a complete OnPoint WinterFest Experience. The winner will receive two WinterFest Tickets, two VIP WinterFest Buttons, and a $400 OnPoint Visa Gift Card. Details and complete terms and conditions are available online at https://www.onpointcu.com/winterfest-bend.html.
OnPoint WinterFest Visa Gift Card Prize Drawing: Visit the OnPoint booth at the festival for another chance to win a $250 OnPoint Visa Gift Card. Details and complete terms and conditions are available online at https://www.onpointcu.com/winterfest-bend.html.
WinterFest Activities: The event will take place on Friday, Feb. 16, 5pm-10pm, Saturday, Feb. 17, 11am-10pm, and Sunday, Feb. 18, 11am-6pm For a full schedule of events and to purchase tickets online, visit www.oregonfestival.com/winterfest.

ABOUT ONPOINT COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION
OnPoint Community Credit Union is the largest credit union in Oregon, serving more than 336,000 members and with assets of $5 billion. Founded in 1932, OnPoint Community Credit Union's membership is available to anyone who lives or works in one of 13 Oregon counties (Benton, Clackamas, Columbia, Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Lane, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Washington and Yamhill) and two Washington counties (Skamania and Clark) and their immediate family members. More information is available at www.onpointcu.com or 503-228-7077 or 800-527-3932.

ABOUT OREGON WINTERFEST
OnPoint Community Credit Union Oregon WinterFest is Oregon's biggest party of the winter! Three days of live music, food, brews, fire pits, ice sculptures, and enough entertainment and beer to keep you warm, no matter the weather. Produced by Lay It Out Events, the event is held in the Old Mill District, and in benefit of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Oregon. www.oregonfestival.com/winterfest.

BLM waives most day use fees in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Photo)
Bureau of Land Management Ore. & Wash. - 01/11/18 8:48 AM
Fishing at the Big Pines Recreation Site on the Yakima River
Fishing at the Big Pines Recreation Site on the Yakima River
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WASHINGTON -- In order to increase recreational access to public land, the Bureau of Land Management will waive recreation-related fees for visitors to public lands on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 15, 2018.

"On Monday, to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the BLM invites families to spend the day together enjoying America's rich public lands heritage," said Brian Steed, BLM Deputy Director. "Most of these lands are just a short drive from your community. Our fee-free days are a way to encourage our neighbors to enjoy a family outing while reflecting on the American values that have made America great."

Site-specific standard amenity and individual day-use fees at BLM-managed recreation sites and areas will be waived for the day. Other fees, such as overnight camping, cabin rentals, group day use and use of special areas, will remain in effect.

BLM-managed public lands offer more recreational opportunities than any other federal agency, including camping, hunting, fishing and horseback riding, to boating, whitewater rafting, off-highway vehicle driving and many more activities. About 67 million visits are made annually to BLM-managed lands and waters, supporting more than 48,000 jobs nationwide and contributing almost $7 billion to the country's economy.

The BLM will waive recreation-related fees for visitors to public lands on four additional occasions this year-- Presidents Day (February 19), National Get Outdoors Day (June 9), National Public Lands Day (September 22) and Veterans Day (November 11).

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The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America's public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. Diverse activities authorized on these lands generated $75 billion in sales of goods and services throughout the American economy in fiscal year 2016 - more than any other agency in the Department of the Interior. These activities supported more than 372,000 jobs.



Attached Media Files: Press Release , Fishing at the Big Pines Recreation Site on the Yakima River

Wed. 01/10/18
Armed robbery at the Super 8 Motel (Photo)
Bend Police Dept. - 01/10/18 11:02 PM
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Updated Release as of January 10 at 11:00pm

Earlier today, we put out information regarding our attempts to locate Ryan Simpson. Around 3:00 pm detectives were able to locate the area where Simpson was staying. They were able to contact him in a passenger car during a traffic stop in the parking lot of the Motel West.

Simpson was taken into custody for Robbery I and Theft II related to the robbery from the Super 8 Motel. Based on information obtained from the arrest of Simpson and the entirety of this three day investigation, detectives obtained a search warrant to for a residence in SE Bend.

During the execution of the search warrant enough evidence was located to tie both Ryan Simpson and Scott Sullivan to the robbery at the Super 8 Motel and The Days Inn and Suites.

Simpson was lodged at the Deschutes County Adult Jail on charges for both robberies, to include Robbery I (2 counts) and Theft II (2 counts). Sullivan will have charges of Robbery I and Theft Ii added for the robbery at The Days Inn and Suites.


Updated Release as of January 10, 2018 at 2:00pm

Wanted Person:

Ryan Donovan Simpson 33 year old Bend resident

Updated Narrative:

As this investigation has moved forward, the Bend Police Department has developed information regarding Ryan Simpson. Simpson is wanted as he was involved in the robbery at the Super 8 Motel on January 8. At this time Simpson is believed to be armed and dangerous.

We are asking the public for help. If you know where Simpson is located or have information about this investigation, please call 541-693-6911 or contact us through private messages via our Facebook (@BendPoliceDepartmentOfficial) page or Twitter account (@Bendcitypolice). If you see Simpson, please do not approach him and call 911.

We have attached photographs of Simpson to this release.


Updated Release as of January 10, 2018

Arrested January 10:

Jason Lee House 36 year old Bend resident

Updated Narrative January 10:

The Bend Police has been actively investigating this incident since the time the incident occurred on January 8. Investigators learned Jason House was involved with the robbery of the Super 8 Motel and attempted to locate him on January 9.

House was located and arrested near his residence in SE Bend in the afternoon of January 9. House was arrested without incident and transported to the Deschutes County Jail. He was lodged on charges of Robbery I and Felony Criminal Conspiracy.

At this time, additional persons of interest are being sought at the investigation continues.

Updated Release as of January 9, 2018

Date: Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Case # 2018-006710
Date & Time of Incident: January 8th at 4:30 am
Type of Incident: Robbery
Location of Incident: 1275 SE 3rd Street; Super 8 Motel

Victim:

Super 8 Motel

Suspect:

(1) Scott Hilton Sullivan 32 year old Bend resident

(30's year old male Wearing a dark hoodie with a dark bandanna and dark jeans)

(2) 30's year old person Wearing a dark hooding with a dark bandanna and dark jeans

Updated Narrative:

The Bend Police Department continued the investigation into the robbery at the Super 8 Motel throughout the day of January 8th and into the early morning hours of January 9th. With the help from Prineville Police Department, the Deschutes County Adult Jail, Deschutes County Parole and Probation and the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, we were able to identify one of the suspects in the robbery as Scott Hilton Sullivan.

Bend Police detectives were able to locate Sullivan in the parking lot of the Rooster Deli (527 NE Bellevue Drive #100). Sullivan was contacted inside a vehicle parked in front of the business. Sullivan was taken into custody and lodged at the Deschutes County Jail for Robbery I, Theft II and for an active probation violation warrant. Detectives recovered items used in the robbery from Sullivan during the contact with him.

The investigation led detectives to the Shilo Inn Hotel, where Bend Police served a search warrant in a room. During the search warrant, additional evidentiary items related to the robbery of the Super 8 motel were located.

The Bend Police Department is committed to a resolution in this robbery, as well as the robbery that occurred at the Days Inn and Suites a day prior. The investigation into both of these robberies are continuing. Sullivan's arrest was made within 24 hours from the time of occurrence of the robbery at Super 8.

If anyone has information regarding the identification of the second person involved in the Super 8 robbery or the robbery at the Days Inn and Suites, we are asking you call non-emergency at 541-693-6911 or contact us through private messages via our Facebook (@BendPoliceDepartmentOfficial) page or Twitter account (@Bendcitypolice).



Updated narrative to say photographs of video surveillance are included

Date: Monday, January 08, 2018

Case # 2018-006710

Date & Time of Incident: January 8th at 4:30 am

Type of Incident: Robbery

Location of Incident: 1275 SE 3rd Street; Super 8 Motel

Victim:

Super 8 Motel

Suspect:

(1) 30's year old male Wearing a dark hoodie with a dark bandanna and dark jeans

(2) 30's year old person Wearing a dark hooding with a dark bandanna and dark jeans

Narrative:

On January 8 at 4:30 am, the Bend Police Department was notified by Deschutes County 911 regarding an armed robbery that had just occurred. Bend Police responded and found that two unknown suspects robbed the motel.

Bend Police have learned that there are at least two suspects responsible for the robbery. One suspect is a male in his 30's wearing dark clothing. The other suspect is an unknown gender but believed to be in their 30's and wearing dark clothing. One of the suspects displayed a dark colored handgun and took an undisclosed amount of US Currency. The suspects also took the female employees personal property when leaving the business.

Bend Police, with the help of the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, checked the area after the suspects left. Officer Uballez and his K9 partner, "Kim," checked the area without finding the suspects.

During the investigation we were able to obtain video surveillance footage. Still photographs from the footage is included in this release.

The Bend Police Department is asking the public for assistance in identifying the suspect in this case. If anyone has information regarding the identity of this suspect or about the robbery, please call non-emergency dispatch at 541-693-6911.

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Attached Media Files: Picture 5 , Picture 4 , Picture 3 , Picture 2 , Picture 1 , Ryan Simpson 2 , Ryan Simpson 1

Stolen Vehicle Pursuit in Oregon City -- Clackamas County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 01/10/18 7:02 PM
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On January 10, 2018 Oregon City PD along with Gladstone PD and Clackamas County assisted with a vehicle pursuit on SR 99E near S 14th Ave, Oregon City.

At approximately 3:50 pm, an Oregon City PD officer attempted to stop a black 2017 Audi SUV for not stopping at a red light and switched license plate, when the operator, Robert Joseph YOUNG, age 29 of Milwaukie attempted to elude northbound on Highway 99E in Gladstone. Riding with YOUNG was one female passenger, identified as Michelle Renee CRANE, age 36 of Clackamas.

During the pursuit, YOUNG sideswipe a white pickup as he was operating the AUDI in the southbound lanes of travel. At the intersection of Abernathy Rd and Portland Ave, YOUNG made a U-Turn and seconds later struck an Oregon City officer's patrol vehicle. The officer was uninjured as a result of the collision.

YOUND and CRANE abandoned the Audi at Roethe Rd and Oakhurst Ct. YOUNG and CRANE were detained in the 5600 block of Byron Dr. without further incident. YOUNG was arrested for Attempting to Elude, Unauthorized Use Motor Vehicle, and Fail to Perform Duties of Driver-Property. CRANE was released at the scene.

The ADUI was a reported stolen vehicle from Wilsonville.

Oregon City PD was assisted by Oregon State Police, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, and Gladstone PD assisted.

This is an ongoing investigation. If you have any addition questions or information, please refer to Oregon City PD and reference case # 18-125 at (503) 655-8211. The lead investigator for this incident will be Officer Willard.



Attached Media Files: Photo 3 , Photo 2 , Photo 1

Attempted Murder investigation on NW Regency (Photo)
Bend Police Dept. - 01/10/18 4:41 PM
Press release
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Updated Release on an additional arrest January 10

Arrested:

Jesus Salvador Diego 18 year old Bend resident

Narrative on January 10-

The Bend Police Department has been continuing to follow up on this investigation since the morning of January 7th. During the early part of this investigation, we learned that Jesus Salvador Diego participated in the robbery at 2500 NW Regency by driving Israel Garcia and Brandon Rodas to the location.

Salvador Diego was contacted at his residence by Bend Police Detectives during the afternoon of January 10. Salvador Diego was arrested without incident and transported to the Deschutes County Jail. Salvador Diego was lodged for Robbery I and Felony Criminal Conspiracy.

At this time we are not anticipating anymore arrests in this case.




Updated information/release of suspect names

Suspects:

Israel Antunez Garcia 15 year old Bend resident

Brandon P Rodas 15 year old Bend resident

Updated Narrative: (January 8th at 3:00pm)

We have released the names of the two shooting suspects based on the severity of this crime.


Original release

Date: Sunday, January 07, 2018

Case # 2018-005843

Date & Time of Incident: January 6th at 6:52 pm

Type of Incident: Attempted Murder

Location of Incident: 2500 NW Regency

Victim:

Shayne Oloughlin 19 year old male Bend resident

Juvenile 16 year old male Bend resident

Suspect:

15 year old male Bend resident

15 year old male Bend resident

Narrative:

On January 6th at 6:52 pm, the Bend Police Department was notified by Deschutes County 911 of a possible shooting investigation. Bend Police, along with Bend Fire and Rescue, responded to an apartment within the complex at 2500 NW Regency to assist a 16 year old juvenile who had suffered a gunshot wound.

The juvenile was transported to St. Charles Medical Center with life threatening injuries.

The initial investigation found that the 16 year old was with Shayne Oloughlin at Oloughlin's apartment. Two 15 year old male suspects, who are known to the victims, stole marijuana. During the robbery, they shot the 16 year old victim before fleeing in a vehicle.

Bend Police activated the Central Oregon Major Crimes Team and worked this investigation throughout the night in cooperation with the Deschutes County District Attorney's Office.

Investigators were able to locate both 15 year old suspects and recovered a firearm and additional stolen items. Both juveniles are being lodged at the Deschutes County Juvenile Department on charges of Attempted Murder, Assault in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Burglary I and Robbery I. Based on the type of incident, specific details are being withheld as the investigation is still on going.

The Bend Police Department learned early on that this was an isolated incident and determined there was no direct threat to the immediate area of the incident.

Investigators are asking anyone with information related to this incident to contact Deschutes County Dispatch at (541) 693-6911.

The Major Crime Team was activated for this incident. Members from Bend PD, Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Prineville PD, Redmond PD, Oregon State Police and the Oregon State Police Crime Lab assisted with the investigation.

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Attached Media Files: Press release

Oregon State Penitentiary reports inmate death (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Corrections - 01/10/18 2:38 PM
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An Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) inmate died Tuesday morning of apparent natural causes at Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem. As with all unexpected deaths in state prisons, the Oregon State Police Criminal Investigation Division is conducting an investigation.

John McCartney, 65, was found unresponsive in his cell and pronounced deceased at approximately 8:54 a.m., Tuesday, January 9, 2018.

McCartney entered DOC custody on March 29, 2007, on four counts of sodomy in the first degree out of Washington County. His earliest release date was April 9, 2018.

Next of kin has been notified. No other details are available at this time.

OSP is a multi-custody prison located in Salem that houses over 2,000 male inmates. OSP is surrounded by a 25-foot-high wall with 10 towers. The facility has multiple special housing units including death row, disciplinary segregation, behavioral health, intermediate care housing, and an infirmary (with hospice) with 24-hour nursing care. OSP participates in prison industries with Oregon Corrections Enterprises including the furniture factory, laundry, metal shop, and contact center. It provides a range of correctional programs and services including education, work-based education, inmate work crews, and pre-release services. OSP was established in 1866 and, until 1959, was Oregon's only prison.


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Attached Media Files: John McCartney

Board on Public Safety Standards and Training Agenda January 25, 2018
Ore. Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 01/10/18 1:38 PM
The Board on Public Safety Standards and Training will hold a regular meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 25, 2018 in the Boardroom at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem. For further information, please contact Theresa Janda at (503) 373-1553 or theresa.janda@state.or.us.

Administrative Announcement
"This is a public meeting, subject to the public meeting law and it will be recorded."

1. Introductions
Welcome new Board members, Liz Lawrence and Danielle Outlaw

2. Minutes
Approve minutes from the October 26, 2017 Meeting

3. Fire Policy Committee

a. Fire Policy Committee Update -- James Oeder, Chair

b. Consent Agenda (The following items to be ratified by one vote)

A. Public Comment Received -- Proposed Rule Change -- OAR 259-009-0005 & 259-009-0062 NFPA Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator -- Proposed Rule Change - Approve
Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the FPC on December 5, 2017.

B. OAR 259-009-0005 & 259-009-0062 NFPA 1006 -- Proposed Rule Change -- Approve
Standard for Technical Rescue Personnel Professional Qualifications.
Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the FPC on December 5, 2017.

C. OAR 259-009-0005 & 259-009-0062 NFPA 1035 -- Proposed Rule Change - Approve
Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire & Life Safety Education, NFPA Public Information Officer, NFPA Youth Firesetter Intervention Specialist and NFPA Youth Firesetter Program Manager, Edition of 2015.
Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the FPC on December 5, 2017.

D. OAR 259-009-0005 & 259-009-0062 NFPA 1072 -- Proposed Rule Change - Approve
Standard for Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction, Emergency Response Personnel Professional qualifications.
Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the FPC on December 5, 2017.

E. OAR 240-009-0062 NFPA 1031 & 1033
Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the FPC on December 5, 2017

F. Lori J. Pruitt DPSST#34341 (Sumpter Fire Department) -- Deny application for certification
Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the FPC on December 5, 2017.

G. Brian Pingree DPSST#35030 (Illinois Valley RFPD) -- Not Deny application for certification
Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the FPC on December 5, 2017.

H. Timothy Lathrom DPSST#F16556 (Sumner RFPD) -- Deny application for certification
Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the FPC on December 5, 2017.

4. Criminal Justice Policy Committees

a. Police Policy Committee Update -- Jeff Hering, Chair

b. Telecommunications Policy Committee Update -- Kelly Dutra, Chair

c. Corrections Policy Committee Update -- Jason Myers, Chair

d. Consent Agenda (The following items to be ratified by one vote)

A. Information Only - Criminal Justice Administrative Closures

B. Rachel McDonald DPSST#57760 (Portland Police Bureau) -- Not Deny Application for Training and Subsequent Certification
Vote to recommend to the Board by the PPC on November 16, 2017.

C. Joseph Shipley DPSST#24794 (Yamhill County Sheriff's Office) -- Revoke
Vote to recommend to the Board by the PPC on November 16, 2017.

D. Teresa Plummer DPSST#31191 (Department of Public Safety Standards & Training) -- Not Take Action
Vote to recommend to the Board by the PPC on November 16, 2017.

E. Zechariah Ames DPSST#42841 (Oakridge Police Department) - Suspend
Vote to recommend to the Board by the PPC on November 16, 2017.

F. Bradley Schafer DPSST#54285 (Canby Police Department) - Revoke
Vote to recommend to the Board by the PPC on November 16, 2017.

G. Jason Ruiz DPSST#57553(Bend Police Department) -- Not Deny
Vote to recommend to the Board by the PPC on November 16, 2017.

H. Clarence Smith DPSST#10581 (Not employed) - Revoke
Vote to recommend to the Board by the PPC on November 16, 2017.

I. Anthony Barnett DPSST#37913 (Not employed) -- Restore eligibility to reapply for Certification.
Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the PPC.

J. John Ware DPSST#30288 (Department of Corrections - OSCI) - Suspend
Vote to recommend to the Board by the CPC on November 14, 2017.

K. Russell Shield DPSST#42433 (Coos County Sheriff's Office) -- Revoke Basic Corrections Certification and Deny application for Intermediate Certification
Vote to recommend to the Board by the CPC on November 14, 2017.

L. Alexander Nauman DPSST#54373 (Department of Corrections - OSCI) -- Revoke
Vote to recommend to the Board by the CPC on November 14, 2017.

M. Miranda Feist DPSST#57004 (Department of Corrections - TRCI) - Deny Application for Training and Subsequent Certification
Vote to recommend to the Board by the CPC on November 14, 2017.

N. Theresa Olsen DPSST#33223 (Department of Corrections -- OSP) - Revoke
Vote to recommend to the Board by the CPC on November 14, 2017.

O. Nicolas Frost DPSST#48377 (Department of Corrections -- DRCI) - Revoke
Vote to recommend to the Board by the CPC on November 14, 2017.

P. Cheryl Todd DPSST#51507 (Department of Corrections -- SFFC) - Revoke
Vote to recommend to the Board by the CPC on November 14, 2017.

Q. Jeffrey Hernandez DPSST#45724 (Department of Corrections -- OSP) -- Not Revoke
Vote to recommend to the Board by the CPC on November 14, 2017.

R. Christopher Cook DPSST#53053 (Department of Corrections -- SRCI) - Revoke
Vote to recommend to the Board by the CPC on November 14, 2017.

S. Kyle Witty DPSST#57693 (Department of Corrections -- EOCI) -- Not Deny application for training and subsequent certification.
Vote to recommend to the Board by the CPC on November 14, 2017.

T. Tracey Joseph DPSST#31239 (Department of Corrections -- CRCI) -- Revoke
Vote to recommend to the Board by the CPC on November 14, 2017.

U. Brandan Hyder DPSST#57869 (Warm Springs Police Department) -- Not Deny application for training and subsequent certification.
Vote to recommend to the Board by the CPC on November 14, 2017.

V. Brandon Wright DPSST#57481 (Bay Cities Ambulance) -- Not Deny application for training and subsequent certification.
Vote to recommend to the Board by the TPC on November 1, 2017.

W. Matthew Knight DPSST#55445 (Milton-Freewater Police Department) -- Revoke
Vote to recommend to the Board by the TPC on November 1, 2017.

X. OAR 259-008-0065 - Proposed Rule Change and Repeal of OAR 259-008-0066 - Approve
Combines certification maintenance requirements for P&P officers employed part-time with the requirements for all other law enforcement officers.
Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the CPC on November 14, 2017.

Y. Basic Parole and Probation Curriculum Changes - Approve
Recommends Changes to the Basic Parole and Probation Curriculum
Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the CPC on November 14, 2017

Z. Committee Appointments
Police Policy Committee
Craig Zanni -- to replace John Bishop representing OSSA; 1st term effective 1/28/18
Laurence Halupowski to replace Jeff Staples representing non-management law enforcement; 1st term effective 1/25/18
Bradley Robertson to replace Murray Rau representing non-management law enforcement; 1st term effective 1/28/18
Corrections Policy Committee
Rob Persson -- to replace Kimberly Hendricks on the Corrections Policy Committee; 1st Term effective 1/25/18
Jamie Russell -- to replace Jeff Wheeler on the representing OSJCC -; 1st term effective 1/28/18

e. Thomas Ianeri DPSST#37706 (Medford Police Department) -- Not Revoke

f. Changes to the Basic Police Curriculum (Phase I) - Presentation and Booklet provided to Board -- Approve
Recommends Changes to the first four weeks of the Basic Police Curriculum. Subsequent phases of revision will be completed in 2018-2019.
Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the PPC on November 16, 2017.

5. Private Security/Investigator Policy Committee

a. Private Security Investigator Policy Committee Update -- Bill Geiger, Chair.

b. Consent Agenda (The following items to be ratified by one vote)

A. OAR 259-060-0010, OAR 259-060-0120, 259-060-0135, 259-060-0300 -- Proposed Rule Change - Approve
SB39 and suspension of Armed professionals and firearms instructors for failure to complete annual firearms refresher training/marksmanship.
Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the PSIPC on December 5, 2017.

B. OAR 259-060-0300 -- Proposed Rule Change
Establishes Emotional Standards for Armed Private Security Professionals and Private Security Firearms Instructors.
Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the PSIPC on December 5, 2017.

6. Administrative

a. OAR Chapter 259 Division 12 - Proposed Rule Change - Approve
The Oregon Public Safety Academy; Standards of Student Conduct; and Student Dismissal.
Recommended to the Board by DPSST Staff, January 25, 2018

7. Director's Report - Director Gabliks

8. Next Meeting Date: April 26, 2018

Administrative Announcement
This is a public meeting, subject to the public meeting law and it will be recorded. Deliberation of issues will only be conducted by The Board on Public Safety Standards and Training members unless permitted by the Chair. Individuals who engage in disruptive behavior that impedes official business will be asked to stop being disruptive or leave the meeting. Additional measures may be taken to have disruptive individuals removed if their continued presence poses a safety risk to the other persons in the room or makes it impossible to continue the meeting.

# Background Information about the Board and Department #

The Board consists of 24 members representing city, county and state public safety professionals representing each of the disciplines (police, fire, 9-1-1, corrections, private security), and a private citizen appointed by the Governor. The current Board Chair is Sheriff Jason Myers of the Marion County Sheriff's Office. The Board includes administrators as well as non-management representatives from statewide organizations. The Board represents more than 40,000 public safety professionals and establishes minimum standards for the training and certification of city, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel,telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security/private investigator providers, and makes determinations on waiver requests. The Board is supported by six policy committees and a number of sub-committees representing the public safety disciplines, which provide technical expertise and serve as vital links to public safety organizations. The Board operates in close partnership with the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST).

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) implements minimum standards established by the Board for training and certification of city, county, tribal and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel,telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security providers. DPSST provides training to more than 20,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem; certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and reviews and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the Board. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director of DPSST.

State law requires health insurers to cover Oregon State University students' vaccinations against meningococcal disease
Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services - 01/10/18 1:29 PM
(Salem) -- In November, the public health director of the Oregon Health Authority declared a meningococcal disease outbreak at Oregon State University. This uncommon, but rapidly progressive, infection may be fatal unless treated with prompt antibiotic therapy.

According to Oregon law, the declaration by the public health director requires insurers offering health plans in the state to provide necessary vaccinations, consistent with their policy contract, to prevent the spread of the disease.

Oregon State students age 25 and younger are required to get vaccinated by Feb. 15. Oregon-based health insurance providers are required to cover this necessary vaccination.

The law also restricts insurers from:
Requiring the services to be administered by an in-network provider
Imposing cost-sharing requirements greater than the cost-sharing requirements of similar covered services
Requiring prior authorization
Limiting coverage in any manner that prevents a customer from receiving necessary health services

The services can be administered by out-of-network providers such as pharmacists and be presented to insurers as either a medical benefit or a pharmacy benefit.

Health insurance plans purchased out-of-state are not required to offer this coverage.

Students are encouraged to visit Oregon State University's Student Health Services at http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/student-vaccine-clinics for more information.

Consumer advocates from the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services are available at 888-877-4894 (toll-free) for students that have trouble with their insurance benefits.

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Pendleton Man Lodged on Multiple Fish and Wildlife Charges in Umatilla County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 01/10/18 12:28 PM
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After a lengthy investigation involving Troopers of the Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division in Pendleton, a Pendleton area man was arrested on January 6, 2018 for multiple misdemeanor charges related to the illegal taking of wildlife on private and public lands within Umatilla County.

In September of 2017 an OSP Fish & Wildlife Trooper received information about alleged illegal hunting activities. As the investigation progressed, the primary suspect was identified as JOSEPH REIDE ST. PIERRE, age 18, from Pendleton, who was alleged to be illegally Hunting, Taking, and Wasting Wildlife on both Public and Private Properties in Umatilla County.

Information obtained during the investigation alleged that JOSEPH REIDE ST. PIERRE was involved in the Unlawful Taking of Wildlife as far back as the fall of 2016, to include a large mule deer buck, 3 large whitetail bucks, and two antlerless elk.

On Saturday January 6th, 2018 JOSEPH REIDE ST. PIERRE was lodged at the Umatilla County jail for probable cause and arraigned on Monday January 8, 2018 for the following charges;
Unlawful Take of Buck Deer Closed Season-4 counts
Unlawful Waste of Game animal-2 counts
Hunting on the Cultivated Lands of Another- 3 counts
Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm Across a Public Way -2counts
Hunting prohibited method: Shotgun with shot restrictions -- 1 count
Unlawful Take of Antlerless Elk -- 2 counts
Exceeding Annual Bag Limit Elk- 1 Count
Criminal Trespass In The Second Degree-1 counts
Criminal Trespass While in Possession of a Firearm-1 count
Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm from a Motor Vehicle-1 count
Hunting with the Assistance of Artificial light- 1-count
Assisting of Aiding another in committing wildlife violation, Unlawful Taking of Buck Deer-2 counts

Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to call the Turn-in-Poacher TIP hotline at 1-800-452-7888 or contact Trooper Tom Juzeler or Senior Trooper Ryan Sharp at the Pendleton office of the Oregon State Police 541-278-4090.

Information on the T.I.P. Reward Program:

The Oregon Hunters Association offers rewards to persons, through their T.I.P. fund, for information leading to the issuance of a citation to a person(s), or an arrest made of a person(s) for illegal possession, killing, or taking of bighorn sheep, mountain goat, moose, elk, deer, antelope, bear, cougar, wolf, furbearers and/or upland game birds and water fowl. T.I.P. rewards can also be paid for the illegal taking, netting, snagging, and/or dynamiting of game fish, and/or shell fish, and for the destruction of habitat.

In addition rewards may be paid for information leading to the issuance of a citation to a person(s), or an arrest made of a person(s) who have illegally obtained Oregon hunting/angling license or tags. People who "work" the system and falsely apply for resident license or tags are not legally hunting or angling and are considered poachers.

Rewards:
Bighorn sheep, mountain goat, moose $1000
Elk, deer, antelope $500
Bear, cougar, wolf $300
Habitat destruction $300
Illegally obtaining Oregon hunting or angling license or tags $200
Game fish, shellfish $100
Upland birds, waterfowl $100
Furbearers $100



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Public Notice
Douglas Co. Fire Dist. No.2 - 01/10/18 10:34 AM
The Board of Directors of Douglas County Fire District No. 2 will hold its Regular Board meeting at DCFD#2 Fire Station 655 at 6000 Garden Valley Rd., Roseburg, OR on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.

MedCom Ambulance Authority Board of Directors will hold a regular meeting on Thursday, Janury 18, 2018, at 12:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Bay Cities Ambulance Headquarters conference room at 1290 NE Cedar Street, Roseburg, OR.

Please see attached documents for agenda items for both meetings.



Attached Media Files: MedCom Public Notice , DCFD2 Public Notice

***Update***Murder Investigation Completed - One Arrested and Two Outstanding - Josephine County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 01/10/18 9:29 AM
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On January 9, 2018, Damian Lee ATWOOD was taken into custody by Detectives of the Oregon State Police Criminal Investigations Division and lodged in the Josephine County Jail on the warrant for Murder.

Elizabeth HUDSON is still outstanding and we are asking for the publics help in locating her. If you have any information regarding her whereabouts, you are asked to call the Oregon State Police Dispatch Center at 541-664-4600.

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PREVIOUS
On June 22, 2017, the Oregon State Police Criminal Investigations Division began investigating the death of 22-year old John REITTERER from Crescent City, California. REITTERER was located in a shallow creek off of Illinois River Road, near milepost 6. The death of REITTERER was determined to be a homicide and the investigation has been ongoing since that time.

On November 28, 2017, the completed investigation was presented to a Josephine County Grand Jury. The Josephine County Grand Jury indicted the following persons on the charge of Murder and warrants were issued for their arrests:

- 22 year old Elizabeth Devine HUDSON, also known as "Little Red."

- 19 year old Damian Lee ATWOOD, also known as "Bubba J"

- 22 year old Ryan Michael ELDRED

On November 28, 2017, Ryan ELDRED was lodged at the Josephine County jail on the warrant for Murder.

The whereabouts of Elizabeth HUDSON and Damian ATWOOD are unknown at this time but they are both known to frequent the Cave Junction, Oregon area.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Elizabeth HUDSON and/or Damian ATWOOD are asked to call the Oregon State Police Dispatch Center at 541-664-4600.



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Resending: State approves nursing facility project in Portland
Oregon Health Authority - 01/10/18 8:46 AM
Resending: This notice was inadvertently sent a day early, on Jan. 9.

January 10, 2018

The Oregon Health Authority's Certificate of Need Program issued a proposed order today to PAA LTC Properties, LLC, for development of a new 18-bed wing addition to Marquis Mill Park.

Marquis Mill Park is operated by Marquis Companies I, Inc. through a long-term operational lease agreement. This project involves relocating 18 nursing facility beds from Marquis Tabor to Marquis Mill Park. Marquis Tabor has 120 licensed beds and this project will result in it reducing its licensed capacity to 102 beds, while Marquis Mill Park will expand its licensed bed capacity from 54 to 72 beds.

Marquis Tabor is located at 6040 SE Belmont St.; Marquis Mill Park is located at 1475 SE 100th Ave., both in Portland.

The order issued today is a proposed order. Any affected party who takes exception to the proposed order may ask the OHA Public Health Division to hold an informal hearing. If no request for a hearing is received by Jan. 22, the proposed order will automatically become final.

For more information about this project, contact Jana Fussell, certificate of need coordinator, at the OHA Public Health Division, 971-673-1108.

Under state certificate of need law, PAA LTC Properties, LLC, was required to seek state approval of this project because it involves the relocation of nursing facility beds. The purpose of the law is to see that health services are adequately distributed in the state without unnecessary duplication of services or excessive cost to patients.

This proposed order grants the provider permission to proceed with the project as submitted. This project will be subject to further review for any changes to the physical plant, for state licensure, and for federal certification for Medicare and Medicaid if requested.

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2018 Department of Human Services Child Welfare Action Plan Community Forum
Oregon Department of Human Services - 01/10/18 8:09 AM
Make plans to attend a DHS Child Welfare Action Plan Community Forum in January or February.

You are invited to provide input to the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) on Oregon's child safety system. DHS would like to hear directly from the people and communities it serves around child safety.

The community forum will include:
Pre-forum session for current or former foster youth
Pre-forum session for current or former foster parents
Caregiver networking
Updates from DHS leadership
In-depth round table discussions to provide solutions to child safety barriers
Opportunity to network and ask questions of DHS leadership and staff

Your participation is extremely valuable to us as we move forward, so make plans to attend a meeting in your local area!

Tuesday, January 16
OREGON CITY:
Oregon Department of Human Services, 315 S Beavercreek Rd, Oregon City, OR
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm - Current and former foster youth session / Current and former foster parent networking
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Community Forum
Please let us know if you plan to attend: child.safety@state.or.us -- Use subject line OREGON CITY

Thursday, January 18
BEAVERTON:
Oregon Department of Human Services, 15425 NW Greenbrier Pkwy, Beaverton, OR
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm - Current and former foster youth session / Current and former foster parent networking
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Community Forum
Please let us know if you plan to attend: child.safety@state.or.us - Use subject line BEAVERTON

Wednesday, January 24
ROSEBURG:
Oregon Department of Human Services, 738 W Harvard Ave SE 120, Roseburg, OR
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm - Current and former foster youth session / Current and former foster parent networking
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm - Community Forum
Please let us know if you plan to attend: child.safety@state.or.us - Use subject line ROSEBURG

Thursday, January 25
KLAMATH FALLS:
Oregon Department of Human Services, 700 Klamath Ave, Suite 500, Klamath Falls, OR
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm - Current and former foster youth session / Current and former foster parent networking
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm - Community Forum
Please let us know if you plan to attend: child.safety@state.or.us - Use subject line KLAMATH FALLS

Thursday, February 1
LA GRANDE:
Integrated Services Building, 1607 Gekeler Lane, La Grande, OR
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Current and former foster youth session / Current and former foster parent networking
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm - Community Forum
Please let us know if you plan to attend: child.safety@state.or.us - Use subject line LA GRANDE

For more information, contact:
Pamela Heisler, Public Engagement Project Manager, 503-910-7422 | PAMELA.L.HEISLER@state.or.us.

Contractor board administrator moves to new agency/Board appoints Stan Jessup acting administrator
Oregon Construction Contractors Board - 01/10/18 7:06 AM
Salem -- Stan Jessup, a veteran state government manager and one-time contractor, will serve as acting administrator of the Construction Contractors Board (CCB), effective Wednesday, Jan. 10.

The current administrator, James Denno, is the new executive director of Oregon Travel Experience, which oversees the state's rest areas and other programs to assist travelers. He served as administrator of the CCB since August of 2014, shortly after a longtime administrator retired.

During Denno's tenure, the agency revamped its enforcement program to increase random license checks at home building and remodeling sites, improved the continuing education program, increased communication with contractors, and moved to a new office building with improved parking and training facilities.

"The board appreciates Jim's steady and positive leadership over the past three-plus years," board Chair Jim Kitchin said. "He will be missed and we wish him all the best in his new position."

Jessup has been with the CCB since 2010, most recently as manager of the Enforcement Section overseeing the single largest number of agency staff. In addition to investigators and compliance officers who enforce contracting regulations, the staff helps resolve disputes between contractors and homeowners. A former real estate broker and construction contractor, Jessup has been in state government budget and policy positions since 2001.

Jessup will serve while the board seeks a permanent replacement for Denno. The Department of Consumer and Business Services will oversee the recruitment process, which will include staff and stakeholder input.

"We look forward to beginning the recruitment and review process for the new director as soon as possible," Kitchin said.

The CCB licenses more than 38,000 contractors with about 60 employees and a $15.9 million 2017-19 budget.

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About the CCB
The CCB is the state agency that licenses construction contractors. Anyone who is paid to repair, improve or build a home must be licensed. Learn more about how to have a successful project at www.oregon.gov/ccb.

Oregon's Freeborn wins 2nd place in National Farm Bureau Discussion Meet (Photo)
Oregon Farm Bureau - 01/10/18 6:51 AM
Jenny Freeborn is chair of the Oregon Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee. In December Freeborn won the state Discussion Meet, which earned her the chance to compete at the national level.
Jenny Freeborn is chair of the Oregon Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee. In December Freeborn won the state Discussion Meet, which earned her the chance to compete at the national level.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Oregon's Jenny Freeborn, chair of Oregon Farm Bureau's (OFB) Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) Committee, was the second-place winner in the National YF&R Discussion Meet, which took place at the American Farm Bureau Federation's 2018 Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show January 5-10 in Nashville.

"Making the Final Four of this competition was literally a dream come true from me. It's something I've wanted to do since I was 15 years old and participated in an FFA practice discussion meet," said Freeborn. "In 2009, I was in the audience watching the Final Four round in Seattle, and I said to myself, 'I'm going to be on that stage someday.' And yet at the same time, I never thought it would actually happen. When my name was announced for the Final Four, that was both the most shocking and proudest moment of my life."

"Throughout the competition I wore a bracelet that a Polk County Farm Bureau board member gave me. It says, 'Admire someone else's beauty without questioning your own.' That quote was so pertinent, because I was surrounded by incredible, awe-inspiring individuals who had accomplished so much in their lives -- and it's hard for me to place myself among that level of peers. It reminded me not to doubt myself or question my own skills and abilities, that I deserved to be there. I could be in awe of those amazing young farmers and still be one of them," said Freeborn.

In December, Freeborn was elected as chair of the OFB Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee, a group within Farm Bureau for members between the ages of 16 and 35. Her primary goal as chair is to continue growing the program and getting more young leaders involved and excited about the future of Oregon agriculture.

Freeborn hails from a farm family based in Rickreall with deep roots in Farm Bureau. Her father, Dean Freeborn, is a member of the Oregon Farm Bureau board of directors. Her sister, Kathy Hadley, also served as YF&R chair and made it to the Sweet 16 round of the National YF&R Discussion Meet in 2016. Freeborn credits her sister Kathy for helping her prepare and stay focused throughout the intense competition.

"The night before the Final Four round, I only slept for a little over two hours. I woke up at 3 a.m. and my brain would not shut off. Taking my sister's advice, I tried to keep my mind off of the competition. At that moment, she just happened to text me. From that point on, which was 1 a.m. in Oregon, she stayed up with me the entire night, texting and keeping my mind relaxed and focused. I could not have done made it to the Final Four, or through the contest, without her help, love, and support, and my parents' lifelong dedication to helping me succeed and participate in Farm Bureau," said Freeborn.

As runner-up, Freeborn will receive a Case IH Farmall 50A tractor, courtesy of Case IH.

The Discussion Meet simulates a committee meeting in which active discussion and participation are expected. Participants come from all over the country and are evaluated on their ability to exchange ideas and information on a predetermined topic, and come up with possible solutions using the tools and programs that Farm Bureau offers. The selected topic is not announced until the end of the prior round, sometimes giving competitors only an hour or two for last-minute preparations.

In Freeborn's four rounds of competition, the topics of discussion were:

Round 1 topic: With a growing demand for US farm products abroad, how can agriculture overcome public skepticism of foreign trade to negotiate new trade agreements and open new world markets?
Round 2 topic: How can Farm Bureau help members with increasing legal and regulatory obstacles so they can focus on farming and ranching?
Sweet 16 round topic: How can farmers and ranchers maintain their buying power with the continued trend of input supplier and provider consolidations?
Final Four round topic: Farmers are a shrinking percentage of the population. How can Farm Bureau help first-generation farmers and ranchers get started in agriculture?

For more information about Farm Bureau and OFB's Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee, visit www.oregonfb.org. If you would like more information about the contest or how to get involved in other YF&R events, please e-mail yfr@oregonfb.org.

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Attached Media Files: Jenny Freeborn is chair of the Oregon Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee. In December Freeborn won the state Discussion Meet, which earned her the chance to compete at the national level. , Oregon’s Jenny Freeborn was the runner-up in the National Young Farmers & Ranchers Discussion Meet, which took place at the 2018 American Farm Bureau Convention in Nashville. Her second-place prize is a Case IH Farmall 50A tractor.