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Sat. 04/22/17
**UPDATE** Male has been located ---- Missing male w/Alzheimer's from Eagle Crest Area (Photo)
Deschutes Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/22/17 8:00 PM
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Update at 1955 Hours

The missing subject from Eagle Crest has been located in Redmond and is being reunited with family. Thank you for your assistance!!!

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The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office is currently searching for a missing male from the Eagle Crest area, west of Redmond. The male walked away from his residence in the 1800 Block of SW Condor Drive; Eagle Crest. He is believed to be wearing a light green shirt, blue jeans, and black shoes. He is also probably wearing eye glasses.

The missing subject is an Alzheimer's patient and will probably appear confused and verbalize little. A photo is attached.

Please report any sightings or information to non-emergency dispatch 541-693-6911.


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Vehicle/ Pedestrian Hit and Run crash
Bend Police Dept. - 04/22/17 4:00 PM
Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017 Case # 2017-00121374

Date & Time of Incident: 04-22-17 @ 0050
Type of Incident: Vehicle/ Pedestrian Hit and Run crash
Location of Incident: NB Parkway/ SE Wilson

Victim Information:
Morales Gonzales, Horacio

Suspect Information:
Unknown


Narrative:
On April 22nd, 2017 at 0050 hours, Bend Police Officers responded to a report of a male lying in the middle of northbound Highway 97 near Reed Market Rd. On arrival of officers, the location was determined to be in the northbound lanes nearest the Wilson St overpass.

Morales was located with serious injuries and from the debris located at the scene, it was apparent he had been struck by an unknown type motor vehicle.
Morales was transported to St. Charles Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

The Bend Police Department is continuing to investigate the incident and process the recovered evidence but is asking for the public's help with any information known about this incident. If you have information, please call the Bend Police Department through the non-emergency dispatch number of 541-693-6911.
****UPDATE **** Missing Endangered Female from the Bend Area (Photo)
Deschutes Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/22/17 2:57 PM
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Released by: Sgt. William Bailey

Occurred: April 15, 2017 at 0900

Missing Person: Susan P Lewis 60 year old female
Bend, Oregon

NARRATIVE:

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UPDATE April 22, 2017 at 1455 hours

Released by: Sgt. William Bailey

On April 22, 2017, deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office assisted by Deschutes County Search and Rescue and a Crook County Search and Rescue K9, continued searching the surrounding area of where Susan Lewis' vehicle had been located. Approximately 500 acres of land was searched during this mission.

At approximately 1000 hours today, Search and Rescue resources located Susan Lewis' body. Detectives with the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office and a Deputy Medical Examiner responded to the scene. Based on the investigation, Susan Lewis died of an apparent self inflicted injury.

Lewis' death does not appear to be suspicious in nature, but remains under investigation.

Our thoughts are with Ms. Lewis' family and friends. We would like to thank every member of the community that shared information on social media or called into dispatch with information.


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The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public assistance with locating a missing female out of the Bend area. Susan Lewis is a 60 year old female, 5'2" in height and weighs approximately 115 pounds. Lewis has brown hair and blue eyes. We believe Lewis may be suffering from a mental illness.

On April 20th, a citizen reported Lewis' vehicle parked in the area of Sizemore Road and Couch Market Road, northwest of Bend. The citizen reported the vehicle had been parked in this area for about a week and no one was observed around it.

Further investigation determined Lewis returned to the Central Oregon area on the evening of Saturday, April 15, 2017. Lewis had been out of state for an extended period of time receiving medical treatment. Lewis also left a voicemail on a friend's telephone asking about the location of her [Lewis] house keys. The distance between Lewis' residence and where her vehicle was located is approximately 2 miles.

We're asking if anyone has seen Lewis or has any information on her whereabouts to please call non-emergency dispatch at 541-693-6911. It is believed she has a cell phone, but it is turned off. There is no information on her clothing.

We've attached a DMV photo of Lewis from 2015 and a photo of her vehicle with the hope someone remembers seeing her or her vehicle. Her vehicle is a white 2007 Volkswagen Passat.


Attached Media Files: Lewis' Vehicel Pic 2 , Lewis' Vehicle Pic 1 , DMV Photo from 2015
Fri. 04/21/17
2017 Oregon Heritage Fellows to Give Presentations on April 26
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 04/21/17 4:44 PM
Three Oregon university students will present research findings April 26 at the Oregon Heritage Summit in Newberg. The presentations will begin at 4:00 p.m. at the Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St., and are free and open to the public.

Our emerging scholars will be presenting on archaeological digs at the Newell Creek and Buffalo Lake Sites in Silvies Valley, Northern Paiute resistance to imprisonment at the Yakama Reservation, and the historic preservation of Oregon's statewide fish hatcheries.

The three students have been named Oregon Heritage Fellows by Oregon Heritage, a division of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, based on the strength of both their scholastic achievement and their research topics. The fellowships encourage the thoughtful inquiry of Oregon's heritage by emerging scholars.

"The Fellows conduct original research into the diverse history of Oregon, often on topics that have drawn less attention from more-experienced historians," explains Chrissy Curran, Oregon's deputy state historic preservation officer. "We believe it is important that their research is presented to the public."

The Fellows, their schools, and topics are:

-- JD Lancaster, Oregon State University Ph.D. student in Applied Anthropology/Archaeology. "Test Excavation at the Newell Creek and Buffalo Lake Sites, Oregon";

-- Augustine Beard, University of Oregon undergraduate student in History/Environmental Studies. "Northern Paiute Resistance to Imprisonment at Yakima Reservation, 1878-1884";

-- Rodney Bohner, University of Oregon graduate student in Historic Preservation/Community and Regional Planning. "Preserving Oregon's Heritage Fish Hatcheries: Historic Context and Preservation Recommendations."

Eliza E. Canty-Jones, editor of the Oregon Historical Quarterly, will moderate the session.

The Oregon Heritage Summit April 26-27 brings together staff and volunteers from historical societies, historic landmark commissions, schools and universities, humanities groups, local and state agencies, museums, tourism and economic development organizations, federal agencies and tribal governments.

To find more information and register for the summit, visit www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/Pages/Conference.aspx. For more information, contact Todd Mayberry at 503-986-0696 or Todd.Mayberry@oregon.gov


Attached Media Files: 2017 Oregon Heritage Fellows to Give Presentations on April 26
Oregon Department of Human Services Announces Upcoming Stakeholder/Partner Meeting, May 23
Oregon Department of Human Services - 04/21/17 4:21 PM
You are invited to join us on Tuesday, May 23 for a DHS stakeholder/partner meeting and conference call about upcoming legislative and budget issues.

DHS Director Clyde Saiki and DHS Executive Team will present brief program, legislative, budget updates followed by a question and answer period.

Join in person, by phone or follow along on Facebook or Twitter.
When: Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Where: Barbara Roberts Human Services Building, Room 137, 500
Summer Street NE, Salem
How: Conference call 1-877-336-1829; Participant Code: 8307334

Join us on social media:
Live streaming during the event:
Twitter: @OregonDHSAPD
Facebook: @OregonDHS.SSP

We will tweet live during the event via the DHS Twitter account @OregonDHS; join the conversation using #ORDHSforum.

If attending in person, please RSVP by Friday, May 12: Communications.DHS@state.or.us.

Questions or accommodation requests related to a disability: contact Communications.DHS@state.or.us. A good faith effort will be made to fulfill requests.
Ceremony will honor fallen Oregon workers April 28
Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services - 04/21/17 3:06 PM
(Salem) -- Not all Oregon families experience the safe return of their loved ones following a day at work. Oregon workers who died on the job will be honored with a ceremony Friday, April 28, at noon in Salem. The state's Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA) and the Oregon AFL-CIO invite all Oregonians to attend the Workers Memorial Day observance to remember those who died on the job and to renew Oregon's commitment to creating safe and healthy workplaces.

The event will take place at the Fallen Workers Memorial outside the Labor and Industries Building, 350 Winter St. NE, on the Capitol Mall. The memorial service, coordinated by the Oregon AFL-CIO, will feature remarks from State Rep. Barbara Smith Warner and from Elana Pirtle-Guiney, workforce and labor policy advisor to Oregon Gov. Kate Brown.

The ceremony will include the reading of the names of Oregon workers who died on the job in 2016.

"Workers Memorial Day is a time to remember the victims of workplace injury and disease, and to rededicate ourselves to improving safety and health in every American workplace," Brown said. "By seeking stronger safety and health protection, we commit ourselves to prevent these tragedies in the future."

"It's important for Oregon's legislature to be involved in observing Workers Memorial Day," said Smith Warner. "The reading of the names is more than a symbolic gesture. It's an affirmation that these workers are not forgotten and that we as policy makers have a responsibility to do everything we can to prevent further workplace fatalities."

Oregon OSHA Administrator Michael Wood and Oregon AFL-CIO President Tom Chamberlain will also be among the event speakers.

While Oregon workplaces are safer today than in previous decades, there are still far too many preventable on-the-job deaths each year. In fact, 2016 saw a nearly 50 percent increase in the number of workers who died in Oregon workplaces, according to a new data collection program begun in 2015 by the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services.

"On April 28 we mourn the fallen, and fight for the living by recommitting to fight for stronger workplace safety protections," said Chamberlain. "This year, we are reading more names of fallen workers than the year before. Each of the names we read on April 28 has family, community, friends, co-workers -- people who miss them dearly. These are preventable deaths, workplace accidents. We have to do more as a state to protect working people."

Through a partnership of labor, business, and government working together to improve workplace safety and health conditions in Oregon, the number of fatal workplace incidents eligible for workers' compensation benefits has been cut by about 75 percent since the Oregon Safe Employment Act was enacted in 1973.

"For each of us, Workers Memorial Day serves as an important reminder that we must do better in our struggle against death in the workplace," said Wood. "At its heart, this day is not about statistics or rates, but about individual stories, about lives cut short, about families and friends who have lost loved ones. Each year, there are far too many such stories. We can -- and must -- do better."

The annual Workers Memorial Day serves as a nationwide day of remembrance. It recognizes the thousands of U.S. workers who die each year on the job and the more than 1 million people in the U.S. who are injured each year at work. The observance is traditionally held on April 28 because Congress passed the Occupational Safety and Health Act on that date in 1970.

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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, visit 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. Follow DCBS on Twitter: twitter.com/OregonDCBS. Receive consumer help and information on insurance, mortgages, investments, workplace safety, and more.

The Oregon AFL-CIO represents more than 300,000 working Oregonians and their interests, including good jobs, health care, retirement security, and rebuilding the middle class. For more information, visit www.oraflcio.org.
Committee for Family Forestlands meets May 1 in Baker City
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 04/21/17 1:30 PM
News Release

Release date: April 20, 2017

Contact:
Nick Hennemann, Public Affairs Specialist, Salem, 503-910-4311
Kyle Abraham, Deputy Chief Private Forests Division, Salem, 503-945-7473


The Committee for Family Forestlands will meet Monday, May 1 from 1 to 5 p.m. The meeting will be at the Sunridge Inn, 1 Sunridge Lane, Baker City. The committee will receive updates about:

The Ritter Land Management Team
Northeast Oregon's collaborative forest restoration work
Northeast Oregon's post-fire restoration effort and seedling availability
The Private Landowner Collaborative Workshop
The Private Forests Division

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.

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The Oregon Department of Forestry was founded in 1911. Today, it serves Oregonians by protecting, managing, and promoting stewardship of Oregon's forests to enhance environmental, economic, and community sustainability. ODF directly manages 800,000 acres of state-owned forestland, including the Clatsop, Santiam, and Tillamook forests in northwest Oregon and the Gilchrist and Sun Pass State forests east of the Cascades. The department's top priority is to provide fire protection on 16.2 million acres of private and public land. The 13th State Forester is Peter Daugherty, selected by the Board of Forestry in 2016.
Marine Board Adopts Rule, Denies Petition, Other Actions
Oregon Marine Board - 04/21/17 12:02 PM
The Oregon State Marine Board made several rulings on a variety of issues during their quarterly Board meeting held on April 20, in Salem.

The Board approved amending the boat operations rule in Clatsop County (OAR 250-020-0041) to remove the speed restriction on the Skipanon Waterway from the area north of the Hampton Mill to the confluence of the Columbia River. The 5-MPH designation will be amended to read "slow-no wake." This change will save boaters transit time to and from marinas in the Skipanon River, while protecting docks and moorages south of the Hampton Mill.

The Board also approved initiating rulemaking to amend OAR 250 Division 030 to add an exemption for landowners, inadvertently removed in 2016, to the prohibition on motor use for certain sections of the lower Deschutes River who have special boater passes issued under Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) rule, 736-040-0071(10). Marine Board staff will coordinate with State Parks on the draft rule language and will return to the Board with a rule recommendation in the fall.

In January, the Board received a petition to initiate rulemaking in OAR 250-010-0053, Safety Inspections, to allow law enforcement officers "additional tools to enforce watercraft required equipment rules to address unmuffled engine noise." The petition was denied; however, staff identified another option to address the petition's concerns and recommended that the Board initiate rulemaking on OAR 250-010-0121 Mufflers, to update noise standards and testing procedures. The Board approved initiation of rulemaking on OAR 250-010-0121. Staff will convene an advisory committee and will return to the Board with a rule recommendation in the fall.

In February, the Board received a petition to restrict jet pump or air propeller drives on the Rogue River from Table Rock Road Bridge (at mile 131.3) upstream to the barrier dam at Cole River Fish Hatchery (mile 155.7), except for emergencies, law enforcement, and emergency training by the Jackson County Sheriff's Office. The Board denied the petition and after a detailed discussion, directed agency staff to consider alternatives to rulemaking including education, information, signage, voluntary restrictions and increased law enforcement of existing laws. Board members underscored the importance of looking for solutions before imposing rules that restrict entire user groups and that all parties need to find ways to share the waterways.

In other business, the Board approved a grant to the Oregon Youth Conservation Corps that will employ up to 17 youth who will perform work at seven to 13 boating facilities in three counties during the 2017 summer. The Board approved $9,999.99 in state boater funds (pending legislative approval of the agency's budget) to match $14,735 of applicant cash, materials, equipment and administration to fund one crew in Clackamas County for a total project cost of $24,734.99. The Board also approved a cost increase for utilities installation on the new pumpout and dump station on Foster Reservoir. The Board approved $24,000 in federal Clean Vessel Act funds, and $16,000 in state boater funds to complete the project.

To view the meeting agenda and agency staff report, visit http://www.oregon.gov/OSMB/info/Pages/Board-and-Public-Meetings.aspx.

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BLM Extends Deadline for Nominations for 2017 Reclamation and Sustainable Mineral Development Awards
Bureau of Land Management Oregon & Washington - 04/21/17 11:08 AM
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has extended to June 12, 2017 the deadline for submitting nominations for the 2017 Reclamation and Sustainable Mineral Development Awards. The prior deadline was April 28.

These non-monetary awards recognize those programs created to foster sustainable development, which encourages environmental health, social responsibility, and economic security.

Awards are presented through one of five categories. These include the Hardrock Mineral Environmental Award, the Hardrock Mineral Community Outreach and Economic Security Award, the Hardrock Mineral Small Operator Award, the Hardrock Mineral Director's Award, and the "Fix a Shaft Today!" Award.

The Hardrock Mineral Environmental Award recognizes achievements demonstrating continuous or repeated efforts to successfully meet or exceed federal, state, or local reclamation requirements with minimal oversight.

The Hardrock Mineral Community Outreach and Economic Security Award recognizes the successful coordination of projects with local and regional stakeholders, including those projects that contribute to the quality of life or demonstrate concern for the long-term health of the local community.

The Hardrock Mineral Small Operator Award recognizes operators or organizations, with 15 employees or fewer, who have demonstrated continuous or repeated efforts to successfully meet or exceed federal, state, or local reclamation requirements with minimal oversight.

The Hardrock Mineral Director's Award is presented to a single operator, one whose dedication has resulted in the use of a new or innovative design or technique that allows or enhances successful operations in technically challenging conditions.

The "Fix a Shaft Today!" Award recognizes active participation in the FAST! Campaign, a partnership initiative aimed at eliminating unsafe abandoned mine land features including open mine shafts. Individuals, as well as organizations, are eligible for this award.
Nominations should be submitted to the BLM state office where the individual or organization is located (Attention: Solid Minerals). A brochure offering detailed information on the nomination and selecting process, as well as state contact information, is available online, at:

https://edit.blm.gov/sites/blm.gov/files/documents/files/2017_Sustainable_Awards_Brochure_0.pdf.


Attached Media Files: BLM Extends Deadline for Nominations for 2017 Reclamation and Sustainable Mineral Development Awards
Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council accepting nominations
Bureau of Land Management Oregon & Washington - 04/21/17 10:51 AM
The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public nominations for open positions on 36 Resource Advisory Councils (RACs). As published in a notice in the Federal Register, the
BLM will consider nominations until Friday, May 30.

Among those groups seeking applicants is the Southeast Oregon RAC, which is made up of 15 citizens representing a wide array of interests, including recreation, commercial timber, mining, transportation, education, environmental groups and the public at large. Its boundaries include portions of Malheur, Harney, Lake, and Grant counties in Oregon.

The Southeast Oregon RAC has one vacancy in its public-at-large group, and eight seats spanning all interests expiring in early 2018.

Members meet three to four times a year at sites across Lake, Vale and Burns BLM districts, familiarizing themselves with issues including wildfire recovery, sage grouse and wild horse management, public land use designations and many other topics. The diverse membership of each RAC helps ensure that BLM land managers receive the varying perspectives they need to achieve their mission of managing the public lands for multiple uses.

"The BLM Resource Advisory Councils are an important forum for the community conversation that is a key component of public land management," said Oregon?Washington BLM State Director Jamie Connell. "By ensuring that RAC representation reflects a variety of perspectives, RAC members provide a valuable service to the Bureau by delving into issues and proposing solutions on a wide variety of land and resource uses issues."

Each of the 36 RACs has different positions open in the following categories:

Category One -- Public land ranchers and representatives of organizations associated with
energy and mineral development, the timber industry, transportation or rights?of?way, off?highway vehicle use, and commercial recreation.

Category Two -- Representatives of nationally or regionally recognized environmental
organizations, archaeological and historical organizations, dispersed recreation activities, and wild horse and burro organizations.

Category Three -- Representatives of State, county, or local elected office; representatives and employees of a state agency responsible for the management of natural resources; representatives of Indian tribes within or adjacent to the area for which the RAC is organized; representatives and employees of academic institutions who are involved in natural sciences; and the public?at?large.

Individuals may nominate themselves or others to serve on an Advisory Council. Nominees, who must be residents of the state or states where the RAC has jurisdiction, will be reviewed on the basis of their training, education, and knowledge of the council's geographic area. Nominees should also demonstrate a commitment to consensus building and collaborative decision?making. All nominations must be accompanied by letters of reference from any represented interests or organizations, a completed RAC application, and any other information that speaks to the nominee's qualifications.

For more information, or to apply, please contact Larisa Bogardus, SEO RAC Coordinator, 1301 S. G St., Lakeview, OR 97630, 541?947?6237 or lbogardus@blm.gov or Greg Shine, BLM Oregon RAC Coordinator, 503?808?6306 or gshine@blm.gov.

-BLM-

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM'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. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities
occurring on public lands.
Portions of State Capitol State Park grounds closed April 24 through mid-May (Photo)
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 04/21/17 9:34 AM
Camperdown elm on capitol grounds
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News Release // Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. // FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE // April 20, 2017

Media Contact:
Chris Havel, Director's Office, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
Desk: 503-986-0722 // Cell: 503-931-2590
Additional contacts at end of release

Portions of State Capitol State Park grounds closed April 24 through mid-May

Salem OR -- Small portions of the State Capitol State Park grounds will be closed from April 24 through mid-May to accommodate relocation of a set of historic Camperdown elm trees. Access to the capitol building will not be affected.

The four trees currently located near the capitol building, must be moved to accommodate necessary updates to capitol building utilities. Two other trees will also be moved during the project. A contractor, Environmental Designs Incorporated, will perform the work under the management of the Oregon Legislative Administration.

The Camperdown elm trees are an important part of the historic landscape, and have been on the capitol grounds since the late 19th to early 20th centuries. They have been successfully moved before in 1937-41 and 1977 during other construction projects.

During the move when sections of the park are closed, visitors are reminded they are welcome to observe the work from a distance, but to respect all safety fences and directions from the project crew.

More information on the project is available from Project Managers Ed Newvine (ed.newvine@oregonlegislature.gov, 503-986-1744) or Marina Cresswell (marina.cresswell@state.or.us, 503-986-1744).


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Thu. 04/20/17
Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash
Deschutes Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/20/17 9:58 PM
By: Sgt. Jayson Janes

Driver 1: Dorothy Elwood
78 years of age
Burns, Oregon
Vehicle: 1996 Jeep Cherokee



On Thursday, 4/20/17, at approximately 1:25 PM, deputies from the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office responded to a reported injury motor vehicle crash on Highway 20 East near milepost 46 dispatch reported a single Jeep Cherokee was involved. It was reported the Jeep's driver appeared to be injured.

Deputies arrived and discovered the above vehicle involved. An initial investigation determined the Jeep, driven by Elwood was traveling west on Highway 20 East approaching milepost 46, when it left the roadway to its right. The vehicle continued west, off the unpaved shoulder of the road in sagebrush and rocks. As it continued west, it crossed a raised dirt road leading to a gate on private property. This caused the Jeep to go into the air and land further to the west. The Jeep rolled completely before coming to a stop.

Highway 20 East was closed intermittently during this investigation. Elwood was provided first aid, including CPR and the use of an AED, but succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Deputies were assisted at the scene by the Bend Fire Department, Airlink, and ODOT. The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office would like to thank all the citizens who stopped and assisted at the scene and with providing first aid.

This crash is still under investigation. Alcohol and drugs do not appear to be a factor.
Aggressive Dog injures Sisters Resident
Deschutes Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/20/17 9:21 PM
Released by: Sgt. William Bailey

Occurred: April 12, 2017 1740 hours

Location: E Tyee Dr. / S Locust St.; Sisters

Victim: Jodi Schneider McNamee 62 year old Female
Sisters, Oregon

NARRATIVE:

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in locating a dog and its owner in the Sisters area after the dog knocked down and injured a Sisters resident Wednesday afternoon. We're also asking for anyone who witnessed this incident to call in and report what they saw.

On April 12, 2017 at approximately 1740 hours, Jodi Schneider McNamee was walking her dogs in the area of E. Tyee Drive and S. Locust Street in Sisters. Schneider McNamee reported without warning, a dog hit her from behind, knocking her to the ground. Schneider McNamee looked up from the ground and a brown and white Pit Bull / Pit Bull mix dog was standing over her growling.

A nearby unidentified citizen was able to scare the dog off of Schneider McNamee and it ran away. Schneider McNamee was driven to the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire Department where she was subsequently transported by ground ambulance to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend for treatment.

Schneider McNamee received injuries to her right leg as a result of the incident that required surgery to correct. As of 1600 hours on April 14, 2017, Schneider McNamee was doing well and recovering from her surgery.

The dog was described as a brown and white Pit Bull or Pit Bull mix. No further information was given on the dog's description.

UPDATE 4/20/17

Dog Owner Located

Released by: Sergeant Jayson Janes 541-693-6911

Owner: Joyce Rayburn, Sisters

NARRATIVE: On April 15, 2017 the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office was contacted by a witness to the dog incident on April 12/ 2017 on Tyee Dr. in Sisters. The Sheriff's Office contacted the witness and Joyce Rayburn who was identified as the owner of the three year old Labrador/Boxer mix dog.

Based on their statements it was determined Rayburn was visiting a residence on Tyee Dr. Rayburn was getting ready to leave with the dog. The homeowner was unaware the dog was not on a leash and opened the garage door. The dog then ran out into the road where Jodi Schneider McNamee was waking her dogs.

After discussing the incident with Schneider McNamee it was determined that Rayburn would not be issued a citation for the incident. Rayburn was given a written warning for animal nuisance.
Camas (WA) Police Still Searching for Missing Teen (Photo)
Camas Police Dept. - 04/20/17 6:14 PM
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16 year old Cole Burbank was reported missing by his parents on 4/13/17. The last confirmed sighting of Cole was at Camas High School on 4/13/17 at about 7:45 am. He left driving a 2010 Honda Accord 4-door with Washington License AKW3441. It is likely Cole was in the vicinity of Clark College (where he attended Running Start classes) after left Camas High. Cole has not been seen or heard from since. This type of behavior is not common for Cole and his family is very concerned for his welfare.

Immediately after taking the report, Camas Police began an intense investigation in the attempts to locate Cole as quickly as possible. Multiple law enforcement agencies across the region have aided in the search for Cole. Unfortunately, at this point, none of the tips have given authorities any information as to Cole's current whereabouts.

The Camas Police are encouraging the public to continue to stay vigilant and report all tips to (360)693-3111 as soon as possible. The search for Cole remains a high priority.

A flyer is attached. In, addition there is a photo of Cole in the clothing he was last seen in (blue jeans, red/black checkered shirt) as well as the Honda Accord.


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Medicaid Advisory Committee to meet April 26 in Salem
Oregon Health Authority - 04/20/17 2:53 PM
April 20, 2017

Contact: Amanda Peden, 503-208-1010, amanda.m.peden@state.or.us (meeting information or accommodations)

What: The regular monthly public meeting of the Medicaid Advisory Committee

When: Wednesday, April 26, 9 a.m. to noon

Where: Oregon State Library, 250 Winter Street NE, Room 102, Salem. The meeting will also be available via webinar at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/15206623460470274. A recording of the meeting will be posted at the Medicaid Advisory Committee's website at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/OHPR/MAC/Pages/Meetings.aspx. Members of the public can also call in to listen at 888-398-2342, access code 3732275.

Agenda: Welcome, retreat follow-up and next steps discussion, why we are here -- Oregon Health Plan (OHP) member story, legislative update, federal health care policy update, OHP eligibility and enrollment update.

For more information on the meeting, visit the committee's meeting page at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/OHPR/MAC/Pages/Meetings.aspx.

The meeting site is accessible to people with disabilities. To request alternate formats, sign language interpreters, physical accessibility, or other reasonable accommodations, call the Oregon Health Authority at 800-282-8096 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

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****Second Update - Oregon State Police Asking for Publics Help*** Oregon State Police Investigate Shooting in Josephine County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/20/17 2:40 PM
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In the early morning hours of April 20, 2017, the Oregon State Police SWAT served a search warrant on a residence in Wolf Creek. OSP Criminal Division had information that 35 year old Jacy Kevin MCMANUS was in the residence. There is a state wide felony warrant for MCMANUS related to the shooting that occurred on April 7, 2017 in Wolf Creek. The victim in the shooting is 55 year old Conal MORAN.

OSP detectives made an arrest of another subject, but they did not locate MCMANUS. MCMANUS is 5'11", 185 pounds with, brown hair (possibly freshly shaved head), blue eyes and a goatee. He has tattoos on the front of his shins (white pride) and on his knuckles (pain). He was last seen wearing a black Glendale Pirates hooded sweatshirt with tan or green pants.

If anyone has any information as to the whereabouts of MCMANUS, they are asked to call OSP dispatch at 541-776-6111.


Previous Update:
UPDATE:

The Oregon State Police Criminal Investigations Division is asking for the public's help in locating Jacy Kevin MCMANUS, who is a person of interest in the shooting that took place in Wolf Creek in the early evening hours of April 6, 2017.

The person of interest is 35 year old, Jacy Kevin MCMANUS and is from the Wolf Creek/Roseburg area. He is 5'11", 185 pounds with, brown hair (freshly shaved head), blue eyes and a goatee. He has tattoos on the front of his shins (white pride) and on his knuckles (pain). He was last seen wearing a black Glendale Pirates hooded sweatshirt with tan or green pants.

If located, do not contact MCMANUS as he may be armed; contact the Oregon State Police at 541-776-6111.

The victim in the shooting is 55 year old, Conal Moran, of the Wolf Creek area. He remains in the hospital at this time. No further information is available on his condition.


Previous release:

On April 6, 2017 at about 5:00pm, the Oregon State Police responded to the Wolf Creek area on a shooting off of Lower Wolf Creek Road, which is about 18 miles north of Grants Pass in Josephine County.

Oregon State Police Troopers and Josephine County Deputies secured the scene while Oregon State Police Detectives responded to investigate. The Preliminary investigation determined that one male was shot, transported to Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford and his injuries are non-life threatening at this time.

The investigation in ongoing and the suspect, although not in custody is not a threat to the community.

There is no further information available at this time.


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Employment terminated for Corrections Lieutenant
Deschutes Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/20/17 12:50 PM
Released by: Sheriff L. Shane Nelson -- 541-388-6659
April 20, 2017



Today, April 20, 2017, Sheriff Nelson terminated Robert Trono's employment with the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office based on an internal investigation which concluded that on-duty conduct by Trono violated Sheriff's Office policies. This investigation was conducted by an independent investigator.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Deschutes County District Attorney's Office earlier concluded that there were no prosecutable offenses based on a 2016 allegation of an improper firearm transaction.

Trono was placed on paid administrative leave September 2, 2016. Sheriff Nelson will release additional information from the investigation after the conclusion of the separation process.

Sheriff Nelson states, "I expect supervisors to adhere to the mission and values of this office. They are to lead by example and I will not tolerate a supervisor whose misconduct violates Sheriff's Office policy and sets a bad example for our Sheriff's Office. "
Employment terminated for Patrol Sergeant
Deschutes Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/20/17 12:49 PM
Released by: Sheriff L. Shane Nelson -- 541-388-6659
April 20, 2017



Today, April 20, 2017, Sheriff Nelson terminated Dan Bilyeu's employment with the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office based on an internal investigation which concluded that on-duty conduct by Mr. Bilyeu violated Sheriff's Office policies.

Bilyeu was placed on paid administrative leave on February 21, 2017. Sheriff Nelson will release additional information from the investigation after the conclusion of the separation process.

Sheriff Nelson states, "I expect supervisors to adhere to the mission and values of this office. They are to lead by example and I will not tolerate a supervisor whose misconduct violates Sheriff's Office policy and sets a bad example for our Sheriff's Office. "
DPSST Fire Policy Committee Meeting Scheduled
Ore. Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 04/20/17 11:17 AM
For Immediate Release
April 20, 2017
Contact: Mona Riesterer
(503) 378-2431
NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING
The Fire Policy Committee of the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training will hold a regular meeting at 9:00 a.m. on May 24, 2017. The meeting will be held in the Boardroom at the Oregon Public Safety Academy located at 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem, Oregon. The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made before the meeting by calling the contact listed above.

Dial-in number: 888-398-2342 and Participant code: 4256088
If you dial-in for the meeting, please mute your phone unless you are addressing the group. Doing so will enable you to hear the meeting more effectively.
Agenda items:
1. Introductions

2. Minutes
Approve minutes from the February 22, 2017 Policy Committee meeting

3. OAR 259-008-0070 -- Proposed Rule Change; Amends Definition of "Discharge for Cause" for Mandatory Revocation of Fire Service Professional Certifications
Presented by Jennifer Howald

4. OAR 259-009-0005 & OAR 259-009-0062 -- Proposed Administrative Rules; NFPA 1002 Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional
Presented by Julie Olsen-Fink

5. Thompson, Troy DPSST #F07436; First Responder Operations
Presented by Kayla Ballrot

6. Amaya, Philip Austin DPSST # F35478; Marion County Fire District #1 / Woodburn Fire District-- NFPA Operations Level Responder, Firefighter Type 2 (FFT2)
Presented by Kayla Ballrot

7. Henderson, Darron DPSST #F35215; Marion County Fire District #1/Chemeketa Community College; NFPA Operations Level Responder
Presented by Kayla Ballrot

8. Department Update

9. Next scheduled FPC meeting -- August 23, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.

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 Fire Policy Committee 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 on the DPSST ##

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) operates the Oregon Public Safety Academy which spans more than 235 acres in Salem. The Academy is nationally recognized for its innovative training programs and active stakeholder involvement. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director, and Sheriff Jason Myers of the Marion County Sheriff's Office serves as the Chair of the Board. The department implements minimum standards established by the Board for the training and certification of more than 40,000 city, tribal, county 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 25,000 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.
DPSST Private Security/Investigators Policy Committtee Meeting Scheduled
Ore. Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 04/20/17 11:04 AM
For Immediate Release
April 20, 2017

Contact: Mona Riesterer
(503) 378-2431

Notice of Regular Meeting
The Private Security/Investigators Policy Committee of the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training will hold a regular meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. The meeting will be held in the Boardroom at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training located at 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem, Oregon. The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made before the meeting by calling the contact listed above.

Dial-in number: 888-808-6929- and Participant code: 8917117

If you dial-in for the meeting, please mute your phone unless you are addressing the group. Doing so will enable you to hear the meeting more effectively.

Agenda Items:

1. Introductions

2. Minutes -- November 15, 2016 and December 9, 2016,
Approve the minutes of the November 15, 2016 and December 9, 2016 Private Security/Private Investigations Policy Committee meeting.

3. Proposed Rule Change for OARs 259-060-0015, 259-060-0030 & 259-060-0450 -- Adds a Violation for Misrepresentation as an Agent/Employee of DPSST and Clarifies Authority to Determine a Moral Fitness Violation.
Presented by Jennifer Howald

4. Review PSIPC Unarmed Representative Interest Forms
Presented by Suzy Herring

5. Hartman, Rita, PSID 51255, District Security Health & Safety, McMenamins/Crystal Ballroom, Alert Security Asset Protect dba Cero's, The Analog Café/DRD Record and Event Services; Supervisory Manager License, Unarmed Instructor Certification and Unarmed Professional Certification
Presented by Karen Evans

6. Mercer, Mark, PSID 33075, Eclipse Security Professionals; Executive Manager License, Armed/Unarmed Professional Certification
Presented by Carissa White

7. Department Update

8. Subcommittee Reports

9. Next Regularly Scheduled Meeting -- August 15, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.

## Background Information on the DPSST ##

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) operates the Oregon Public Safety Academy which spans more than 235 acres in Salem. The Academy is nationally recognized for its innovative training programs and active stakeholder involvement. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director, and Sheriff Jason Myers of the Marion County Sheriff's Office serves as the Chair of the Board. The department implements minimum standards established by the Board for the training and certification of more than 40,000 city, tribal, county 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 25,000 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.
Woman arrested after fatally shooting Sunny Valley Man -- Josephine County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/20/17 11:00 AM
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On April 19, 2017, shortly after 5:00pm, law enforcement responded to an address on Placer Road in Sunny Valley for a reported shooting. When law enforcement arrived they located one deceased male, believed the incident was suspicious in nature and the Josephine County (MCRT) Major Crime Response Team was activated.

When detectives arrived on scene they located 54 year old, Randy Allen HUMMEL of Sunny Valley, deceased as the result of a gunshot wound. The Oregon State Police Forensic personnel responded to assist with the investigation.

The detectives quickly identified a suspect, 40 year old Amber Ellen SELLS of Sunny Valley. SELLS was subsequently arrested and lodged in the Josephine County Jail on the charge of Murder after consultation with the Josephine County District Attorney's office.

The MCRT is comprised of members from Oregon State Police, Grants Pass Department of Public Safety, Josephine County District Attorney's office and the Josephine County Sheriff's office.
There is no further information that will be released at this time as this is an ongoing investigation.


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DPSST Telecommunications Policy Committee Meeting Scheduled
Ore. Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 04/20/17 10:59 AM
For Immediate Release
April 20, 2017
Contact: Mona Riesterer
(503) 378-2431

Notice of Regular Meeting
The Telecommunications Policy Committee of the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training will hold a regular meeting at 9:00 a.m. on May 3, 2017. The meeting will be held in the Victor G. Atiyeh Boardroom at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem, Oregon. The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made before the meeting by calling the contact listed above.

Dial-in number: 888-273-3658 and Participant code: 4711910

If you dial-in for the meeting, please mute your phone unless you are addressing the group. Doing so will enable you to hear the meeting more effectively.

Agenda Items:

1. Introductions

2. Minutes of March 6, 2017 Meeting
Approve Minutes of March 6, 2017 Meeting

3. Review of Public Comments Received for Proposed Rule Change for OARs 259-008-0005, 259-008-0010, 259-008-0011, 259-008-0070 and 259-008-0080 -- Recommended Changes to the Criminal Justice Denial/Revocation Standards and Processes
Presented by Jennifer Howald

4. McKenzie, Caitlin DPSST # 56986 -- Lake Oswego Police Department; Application for Training and Subsequent Certification
Presented by Katrina Robson

5. Staff Update

6. Next Telecommunications Policy Committee Meeting August 2, 2017
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.

## Background Information on the DPSST ##

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) operates the Oregon Public Safety Academy which spans more than 235 acres in Salem. The Academy is nationally recognized for its innovative training programs and active stakeholder involvement. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director, and Sheriff Jason Myers of the Marion County Sheriff's Office serves as the Chair of the Board. The department implements minimum standards established by the Board for the training and certification of more than 40,000 city, tribal, county 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 25,000 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.
DPSST Police Policy Committee Meeting scheduled
Ore. Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 04/20/17 10:56 AM
Notice of Regular Meeting
The Police Policy Committee of the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training will hold a regular meeting at 10:00 a.m. on May 18, 2017. The meeting will be held in the Victor G. Atiyeh Boardroom at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem, Oregon. The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made before the meeting by calling the contact listed above.

Dial-in number: 888-273-3658 and Participant code: 4711910

If you dial-in for the meeting, please mute your phone unless you are addressing the group. Doing so will enable you to hear the meeting more effectively.

Agenda Items:

1. Introductions

2. Approve Meeting Minutes
Approve minutes from the February 16, 2017 Police Policy Committee Meeting

3. OACP-OSSA Mental Health Workgroup Recommendation OAR 259-008-0065 - Recommendation Designates 3 Hours of Mental Health/Crisis Intervention Training as a Part of Certification Maintenance Training Requirements
Presented by Eriks Gabliks & Jennifer Howald

4. OARs 259-008-0005, 259-008-0010, 259-008-0011, 259-008-0070 and 259-008-0080 -- Recommended Changes to the Criminal Justice Denial/Revocation Standards & Process -- Review of Public Comment
Presented by Jennifer Howald

5. Review of Standard and Policy Discussion -- OAR 259-008-0025
Waivers of the Minimum Training Standards Requiring Completion of a Field Training Manual (FTM)
Presented by Jennifer Howald


6. Ianieri, Thomas DPSST #37706 -- Medford Police Department; Basic, Intermediate, Advanced and Supervisory Police Certifications (Executive Session)
Presented by Kristen Hibberds

7. Braskett, Richard DPSST #29350 -- Portland Police Bureau; Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, and Supervisory Police Certifications
Presented by Katrina Robson

8. Burke, Douglas DPSST #31805 -- Linn County Sheriff's Office; Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced Police Officer Certifications
Presented by Katrina Robson

9. Bussert, Clifford DPSST #27368 -- Warrenton Police Department; Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Police Certifications
Presented by Kristen Hibberds

10. Downey, Raymond W. DPSST # 15316 -- Oregon State Police; Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Police Certification
Presented by Kristen Hibberds

11. Johnson, Scott DPSST #19524 -- Tigard Police Department; Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Supervisory, Management, and Executive Police Certification
Presented by Katrina Robson

12. Leavitt, Randy C. DPSST #43710 -- Nyssa Police Department; Basic Police Certification
Presented by Kristen Hibberds

13. Shipley, Joseph DPSST #24794 -- Yamhill County Sheriff's Office; Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Supervisory, and Management Police Certifications and Instructor Certification
Presented by Katrina Robson

14. Smith, Tyler A. DPSST #54765 -- Grant County Sheriff's Office; Application for Basic Police Certification
Presented by Katrina Robson

15. Election of New Chair

16. Department Update

17. Next Police Policy Committee Meeting -- August 17, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

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 Police Policy Committee 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 on the DPSST ##

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) operates the Oregon Public Safety Academy which spans more than 235 acres in Salem. The Academy is nationally recognized for its innovative training programs and active stakeholder involvement. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director, and Sheriff Jason Myers of the Marion County Sheriff's Office serves as the Chair of the Board. The department implements minimum standards established by the Board for the training and certification of more than 40,000 city, tribal, county 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 25,000 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.
Know what's below before you hoe
Pacific Power - 04/20/17 9:55 AM
Contact: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tom Gauntt, Pacific Power April 20, 2017
503-813-7291

Know what's below before you hoe
Be safe and call 8-1-1 first to find any underground utilities that could endanger you

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Every eight minutes in America someone risks their life by striking an underground utility line. Pacific Power urges customers to protect themselves and their families and change this alarming statistic with one simple act: dialing 8-1-1 two days before doing any digging.

"Installing a mail box or post for a deck or planting a tree are among the many commonplace projects that should trigger a call to 8-1-1," said Steven Harkin, Pacific Power's director of safety and training, referring to the national toll-free Call Before You Dig phone number. "Those may seem like simple, harmless maintenance projects, but the hazards are very real. If you hit a buried electric line, you could die or be seriously injured. It's that simple."

PacifiCorp has approximately 20,000 miles of underground cable in the West. There are nearly 20 million miles of underground utility lines in the United States. These buried facilities, including gas, water, sewer, cable TV, high-speed Internet, landline telephone, provide the services Americans depend on for their basic everyday needs. But if you don't know where they are buried before you dig, you are in danger.

The only way to know for sure where these underground facilities are is by using the Call Before You Dig phone number. Even if you are lucky enough to not be harmed, you could be responsible for causing a service outage in your neighborhood--and potentially be responsible for the substantial repair costs.

If you are planning a job that requires digging, even if hiring a professional, a call to 8-1-1 is required before work begins. The 8-1-1 service is free and couldn't be easier. It's a Federal Communications Commission-designated national one-call number that connects a caller from anywhere in the country to the appropriate local one-call center. The one-call center then alerts local underground facility owners so they can mark the approximate location of their lines with paint or flags.

Although the Call Before You Dig system has been active for many years, according to a recent national survey, 45 percent -- nearly half of people who plan to dig this year will not call 8-1-1 first.

To learn more about electrical safety or to order free electrical safety materials, visit pacificpower.net/safety.

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About Pacific Power
Pacific Power provides electric service to nearly 750,000 customers in Oregon, Washington and California. Our goal is to provide our customers with value for their energy dollar, and safe, reliable electricity. Pacific Power is part of PacifiCorp, one of the lowest-cost electricity producers in the United States, with almost 1.8 million customers in six western states. For more information, visit www.pacificpower.net.
Insight school of Oregon - Painted Hills | Board of Directors Meeting
Insight School of Ore. - Painted Hills - 04/20/17 8:30 AM
Reminder: The ISOR-PH board will hold a regular meeting on May 18 @ 4:00pm.


Insight School of Oregon Painted Hills Board Members are hereby notified that the Meeting of the Board will be held:

1.Via Teleconference:
Conference Call Number: 1-888-824-5783
Conference Code Number: 54433245#

And

2. Via Web Conference
http://tinyurl.com/ISORPH-SchoolBoardMeeting

The Public has been invited to the Board Meeting with notices posted at the following locations:

A. FlashNet Newswire
http://flashalertbend.net/press-releases.html

B. Insight School of Oregon Painted Hills Office
603 NW 3rd Street
Prineville, OR 97754
Wed. 04/19/17
New handbook guides development of biomass utilization businesses; Biomass utilization can fund restoration, create jobs in rural communities
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 04/19/17 3:38 PM
Contacts: Eini Lowell, elowell@fs.fed.us, (503) 808-2072 (Pacific Northwest Research Station); Marcus Kauffman, marcus.kauffman@oregon.gov, (541) 580-7480 (Oregon Department of Forestry)
Media assistance: Yasmeen Sands, ysands@fs.fed.us, (503) 808-2137 (PNWRS); Bobbi Doan, (503) 945-7506 (ODF)


PORTLAND, Ore. April 19, 2017. In the Western United States, a small-diameter log and biomass utilization business can help fund active management and restoration efforts and provide rural communities with much-needed jobs. So what should businesses, forest managers, community groups, and others interested in turning the byproducts of forest management into a profitable enterprise consider?

A new online handbook published by the U.S. Forest Service's Pacific Northwest Research Station offers guidance. The publication, Community Biomass Handbook Volume 4: Enterprise Development for Integrated Wood Manufacturing, takes a collaborative approach to enterprise development and recognizes the important role of partnerships and land managers in developing sustainable wood products businesses. The guidance is particularly relevant to communities and businesses near public lands.

"Everyone involved in the biomass utilization process, from the forest to the final product, has something to contribute," said Eini Lowell, a research forest products technologist at the Pacific Northwest Research Station and lead author of the handbook. "The idea for our handbook is to share the unique information that each person may bring to the table and foster communication for a successful outcome. We've also included the Biomass Enterprise Economic Model, which allows rapid exploration of integrated manufacturing options and illustrates how a business can grow."

The guide is the latest volume in a series of handbooks to help communities and land managers better utilize wood energy. Volume 4 is divided into four sections:
- Creating Mutual Understanding -- Outlines the types of knowledge needed at each step of an integrated wood manufacturing process and which stakeholders can provide assistance;
- Integrated Approach to Biomass Utilization -- Helps users identify viable combinations of product manufacturing that make financial sense and helps structure projects to support existing and emerging markets;
- Biomass Enterprise Economic Model -- Matches conversion technologies to allow users to quickly and easily preview utilization scenarios. The model, developed by Oregon State University, can speed up the pace of development by helping to identify viable business models that align with forest restoration goals.
- Mobilizing to Create Action -- Identifies specific and realistic business options to sustain wood manufacturing projects.

"Rural communities are pioneering approaches that integrate forest resilience and local infrastructure development," said Marcus Kauffman, biomass resource specialist with the Oregon Department of Forestry and a co-author of the handbook. In addition, the Oregon Department of Forestry has produced a series of multimedia stories that showcase the synergy of forest restoration and local wood products development.

The Pacific Northwest Research Station--headquartered in Portland, Ore.--generates and communicates scientific knowledge that helps people make informed choices about natural resources and the environment. The station has 11 laboratories and centers located in Alaska, Washington, and Oregon and about 300 employees. Learn more online at http://www.fs.fed.us/pnw.


The Oregon Department of Forestry was founded in 1911. Today, it serves Oregonians by protecting, managing, and promoting stewardship of Oregon's forests to enhance environmental, economic, and community sustainability. ODF directly manages 800,000 acres of state-owned forestland, including the Clatsop, Santiam, and Tillamook forests in northwest Oregon and the Gilchrist and Sun Pass State forests east of the Cascades. The department's top priority is to provide fire protection on 16.2 million acres of private and public land. The 13th State Forester is Peter Daugherty, selected by the Board of Forestry in 2016.

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9-1-1 Operators to Graduate from Oregon Public Safety Academy / DPSST
Ore. Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 04/19/17 2:33 PM
The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is pleased to announce the graduation of its 104th Basic Telecommunications Class.

The two-week course includes emergency call handling techniques, stress management, civil liability, ethics, criminal law, overview of fire-rescue and law enforcement operations, and a number of other topics. Upon completion of the course, students will return to their employing agency to continue their training for a number of months with a field training officer.

The 9-1-1 training program began in 1993 when the Oregon Legislative Assembly enacted legislation which requires that individuals who receive emergency calls for assistance from the public meet professional standards for training and certification. There are approximately 950 men and women across the state who work in this profession in city, county, tribal, regional, and state public safety communications centers.

Basic Telecommunications #BT104 Graduation will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 28, 2017, at the Oregon Public Safety Academy, 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem, Oregon. Telephone: 503-378-2100. The guest speaker is Director Kelly Dutra of Washington County Consolidated Communications Agency (W.C.C.C.A.).

DPSST would like to invite you to join us in observing the ceremony and congratulating Basic Telecommunications #BT104 on their successful completion of basic training.

The graduating students appreciate the family, friends and guests who make graduation an appropriate conclusion to their basic training at the Oregon Public Safety Academy.

Reception immediately following.

Members of Basic Telecommunications Class #104

Dispatcher Caroline Adrian-Karlin
Morrow County Sheriff's Office

Dispatcher Layla Bohm
Bureau of Emergency Communications

Dispatcher Myranda Buck
Curry County Sheriff's Office

Dispatcher Beau Bulick
Bureau of Emergency Communications

Dispatcher Fannie Burge
Deschutes County 9-1-1

Dispatcher Brittany Carter
Lake Oswego Police Department

Dispatcher Peter Chieng
Bureau of Emergency Communications

Dispatcher Shawna Conrady
Willamette Valley Communications Center

Dispatcher Hannah Dye
Astoria Police Department

Dispatcher Haley Fry
Central Lane Communications Center

Dispatcher Maggie Gwyn
Willamette Valley Communications Center

Dispatcher Jonas Hinckley
Bureau of Emergency Communications

Dispatcher Robert Laxson
Bureau of Emergency Communications

Dispatcher Ken-Han Liang
Bureau of Emergency Communications

Dispatcher Jaron Martindale
Lane County Sheriff's Office

Dispatcher Faith McCready
Central Lane Communications Center

Dispatcher Bryan McKay
Willamette Valley Communications Center

Telecommunicator Caitlin McKenzie
Lake Oswego Police Department

Dispatcher Grace Miller
W.C.C.C.A.

Dispatcher Jenny Nichols
Deschutes County 9-1-1

Dispatcher Christine Petty
W.C.C.C.A.

Dispatcher Dinique Prochazka
Bureau of Emergency Communications

Dispatcher Brian Robertson
Deschutes County 9-1-1

Dispatcher Emily Routh
Bureau of Emergency Communications

Dispatcher Lisa Schuyler
Astoria Police Department

Dispatcher Suzanne Settle
Harney County Sheriff's Office

Dispatcher Mikayla Shave
Klamath 9-1-1 Communications District

Dispatcher Bradley Silvers
Josephine County Sheriff's Office

Dispatcher Alexa Tibbils
Bureau of Emergency Communications

Dispatcher William VanNortwick
Lake Oswego Police Department

Dispatcher Cassandra Weaver
Bureau of Emergency Communications

Dispatcher Gabrielle Zimmerman
Willamette Valley Communications Center

## Background Information on the BPSST and DPSST ##

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) operates the Oregon Public Safety Academy which spans more than 235 acres in Salem. The Academy is nationally recognized for its innovative training programs and active stakeholder involvement. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director, and Sheriff Jason Myers of the Marion County Sheriff's Office serves as the Chair of the Board. The department implements minimum standards established by the Board for the training and certification of more than 40,000 city, tribal, county 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 25,000 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.
Roseburg man cited for angling crimes - Douglas County
Oregon State Police - 04/19/17 1:45 PM
On April 18, 2017, Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division (Roseburg) Troopers cited a Roseburg man following an investigation into several wildlife offenses which occurred on Steamboat Creek, a longtime protected steelhead fish rearing stream in Douglas County. The violations occurred during multiple angling trips during 2014 and 2016.

Jody Michael SMITH, 37 years of age, from the Roseburg area was cited for Unlawful Take/Possession of Non-Fin Clipped Steelhead, Angling Closed Stream (Steamboat Creek), and Aiding/ Counseling in a Wildlife Offense. Additional charges may be filed after the District Attorney's office reviews the case.

Two adult companions were issued warnings. Jeff PASCHALL, 46 years of age from Roseburg was warned for Angling Closed Stream and James CARNER, 43 years of age from Bend was warned for Aiding in a Wildlife Offense.
Extra 1,000 Oregon State Park eclipse sites sold out (Photo)
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 04/19/17 12:00 PM
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News Release // Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. // FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE // April 19, 2017

Media Contact:
Chris Havel, Director's Office, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
Desk: 503-986-0722 // Cell: 503-931-2590

Extra 1,000 state park eclipse sites sold out

Salem OR -- An extra 1,018 state park campsites were available for reservation starting 8 a.m. this morning, April 19, and by shortly after 9 a.m., they were all reserved. This includes all sites at 16 parks inside the "path of totality" plus space at 13 parks outside the path, where visitors will experience a partial eclipse. The eclipse will occur in the morning on August 21, 2017 and campsite reservations cover the nights of August 18, 19, and 20.

All reservations were completed within an hour and a half. A glitch at one park -- Unity Lake in Eastern Oregon -- caused problems for those 32 sites for about an hour. All state park sites available by reservation are now reserved, though cancellations may return a few sites to the pool. There is no waiting list, but campers can visit a state park's web page on https://oregonstateparks.reserveamerica.com/ and sign up to receive a notification about cancellations, then go online or call to try and reserve a space.

These extra 1,000+ sites were added to the reservation system by converting existing first-come/first-served campsites, parking areas, and other open spaces into reservable individual campsites just for the event. The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department does not expect to release any more new sites for reservations during the eclipse.

Campers who have a reservation along and near the path should continue to watch oregonstateparks.org for updates and planning tips.

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Attached Media Files: State park eclipse logo
Traffic Stop leads to seizure of drugs, money and gun - Yamhill County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/19/17 11:34 AM
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On April 17, 2017, at about 3:30pm a Senior Trooper stationed in the McMinnville Patrol office conducted a traffic stop on a 2008 Jeep Liberty regarding a driving complaint on Highway 18 near Highway 99W.

During the traffic stop the Trooper saw indications of criminal activity and received consent to search the vehicle. Approximately 4 ounces of Cocaine, $7350.00, and a 9mm handgun was seized.

Both subjects in the vehicle were lodged in Yamhill County Jail for Unlawful Possession and Unlawful Delivery of Cocaine, and Possession of a Concealed Firearm, the passenger was also lodged for Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance - Schedule II.

The driver was identified as 24 year old Ahmed SUMAILAN from Klamath Falls.
The passenger was identified as 20 year old Patricia WALKER from Sprague River.


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Washington Federal Celebrates First 100 Years: Relationship-based banking creates trust and financial stability
Klamath Co. Chamber of Commerce - 04/19/17 11:25 AM
SEATTLE -- April 18, 2017 -- Washington Federal will celebrate its first 100 years in business on April 24, 2017. In its first century, the bank has funded the bold visions of small businesses, national corporations and individual homeowners.

Founded in 1917 as a small neighborhood bank in Ballard, Washington, Washington Federal has grown to be one of the strongest banks in the U.S. Backed by 100 years of relationship-based service, the bank now operates 236 offices across eight states and serves retail, small business and commercial clients. With $15 billion in assets, Washington Federal has one of the highest capital ratios among the nation's 100 largest publicly traded banks.

"We are thrilled to celebrate our first 100 years in business and the partnerships we've established with all of our clients as we've grown from our humble start as a single branch in Ballard Washington to become one of the strongest commercial banks in the nation," said president and CEO Brent Beardall.

From the beginning, Washington Federal adopted a disciplined, no-nonsense approach to banking: taking deposits from local residents and making prudent loans that help people achieve their goals. That discipline has held for a century, and Washington Federal continues to evaluate opportunities through a long-term lens to ensure wise stewardship of its clients' funds and its shareholders' investments.

Washington Federal is committed to helping its communities grow and prosper, and that commitment includes seeing all its loans through from origination to repayment. "We are in the business of trust," said Beardall. "As a portfolio lender, when we make a loan our clients trust us to not only fund the loan but manage it for the life of the loan. To put a more human face on it, owning our own loans enabled us to keep 3,000 families in their homes during the Great Recession. We worked with homeowners who had temporarily fallen on hard times, and today 96 percent of those families are current on their mortgage payments."

Washington Federal's relationship-based service, culture of ownership and commitment to integrity have enabled the bank to grow and prosper through both the best and most economically challenging of times. "We're confident that the principles and practices that have made us successful during our first century will enable us to continue to thrive throughout our next 100 years and beyond," said Beardall.

Washington Federal will celebrate its centennial throughout its footprint. Festivities include Beardall ringing the Nasdaq opening bell in New York on April 24, as well as local events in all the bank's branches.

About Washington Federal
Washington Federal specializes in retail, small business and commercial banking. Founded in 1917, Washington Federal currently has approximately $15 billion in assets and operates 236 offices in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Texas, Nevada and New Mexico. For more information, please visit www.washingtonfederal.com.
REACH Air Medical Services Opening Roseburg, OR Base 24/7 Air Ambulance Resource Will Be Available this Summer
Klamath Co. Chamber of Commerce - 04/19/17 11:13 AM
Roseburg, OR / April 14, 2017 -- REACH Air Medical Services (REACH) announced plans to open a new air ambulance base in Roseburg, Oregon with service expected to begin in early summer. The company responds to calls from the 911 emergency response system, flying patients from trauma scenes to the nearest appropriate medical facility. REACH also responds when hospitals call to have their critical care patients transported to another facility for a higher level of care or specialized services.

Located at the Roseburg Regional Airport, the base will be staffed 24/7 with a critical care flight crew consisting of a Flight Pilot with thousands of hours of experience, and a highly skilled team of clinicians to provide an ICU level of care for patients throughout the transport experience.

REACH will transport patients aboard the Agusta A109 Power helicopter, which can fly at airspeeds up to 170 miles per hour.

REACH President Sean Russell, notes, "Having this base in Roseburg is a win for everyone. The community gets a vital air medical resource, hospitals and EMS crews get a dependable partner to help with patient care, and we get to work, live, and be part of the this community."

REACH has bases in Oregon and Northern California that have served this region for years. The new Roseburg base, with its central location, will provide air ambulance services to residents of Roseburg and surrounding areas. It will also be an additional resource to support the company's service in neighboring communities.

"When minutes matter, having an air ambulance located available in the area is a great benefit to the community--it saves lives," shared Anna Blair, REACH Vice President of Strategy, who began working with REACH as a Flight Nurse eleven years ago. "REACH is a great company that provides a tremendous service."

The helicopter chosen to serve this area is an Agusta A109E Power. Known as fast and powerful air medical helicopter, its twin engines allow it to fly at airspeeds up to 170 miles per hour. The aircraft comes equipped with safety features including night vision goggles, an advanced terrain awareness warning system, and Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) capabilities, which allow it to fly safely in less than favorable conditions.

REACH is a provider to AirMedCare Network (AMCN), the nation's largest air medical transport membership program. When transported by REACH, AMCN members pay no out of pocket costs for a medically necessary flight. Membership is just $65 a year for an entire household. In addition to covering flight costs for REACH, membership extends to AMCN's 260 base locations across 32 states.

About REACH Air Medical Services
REACH Air Medical Services, Cal-Ore Life Flight, CALSTAR Air Medical Services, and Sierra Lifeflight are air medical programs operated by REACH Medical Holdings, LLC, headquartered in Santa Rosa, CA. The company provides critical care air and ground transport services to communities throughout California, Oregon, Nevada, Montana, Colorado, Wyoming and Texas. Visit www.REACHair.com.

About AirMedCare Network AirMedCare Network (AMCN) is America's largest air medical transport membership network, providing emergency access to the highest level of care for its more than 2.6 million members. AMCN membership program offers service from more than 260 air base provider locations in 32 states. Visit www.AirMedCareNetwork.com.
Air Medical Group Holdings, Inc. to acquire Air Medical Resource Group (AMRG) of South Jordan, Utah
Klamath Co. Chamber of Commerce - 04/19/17 11:11 AM
LEWISVILLE, Texas, April 18, 2017 - Air Medical Group Holdings, Inc. (AMGH), a leading air medical transport and emergency medical service provider, has agreed to acquire Air Medical Resource Group (AMRG) of South Jordan, Utah. AMRG has operations in 15 states, including Alaska and Hawaii.

Lewisville-based AMGH already has hundreds of critical care aircraft in operation. With the acquisition of AMRG it will add 62 bases and new geographies to its customer service footprint.

"AMGH is delighted to add AMRG's unique and widespread rotor and fixed-wing operations and markets such as Alaska and Hawaii, enabling us to partner to provide medical transport solutions to even more regions of the U.S." said AMGH CEO Fred Buttrell. "AMRG's President Joseph Hunt and his leadership team have built an enviable record of customer engagement at the local level that will work nicely with existing AMGH operations and we look forward to their service contributions in the future."

AMRG President Hunt said, "We are joining one of, if not the finest, medical transport organizations in America, and we very much welcome the opportunity to continue to grow as a significant part of that organization. Our commitment to AMGH is to continue to successfully meet and exceed patient expectations for providing the ultimate in medical care in a safe environment in their emergent time of need."

AMRG companies include Eagle Air Med serving parts of Arizona, New Mexico, South Dakota, Colorado and Utah; Hawaii Life Flight in Hawaii; Guardian Flight in Alaska, Wyoming and Utah; Gallup Med Flight and MedStar in New Mexico; Aeromed in Puerto Rico; Valley Med Flight in North Dakota, Michigan, Montana, Wisconsin and Minnesota; Alaska Regional LifeFlight in Alaska; MountainStar AirCare operating in parts of Idaho, Wyoming and Utah; AeroCare Medical Transport serving the Navajo Nation in Arizona and the Four Corners region; and Wiregrass Life Flight serving Alabama.

About Air Medical Group Holdings
Air Medical Group Holdings Inc., headquartered in Lewisville, Texas, is one of the leading providers of medical transportation in the U.S. Through its subsidiary companies, which include Air Evac Life Team, AirMedCare Network, AirMed International, Lifeguard Ambulance, Med-Trans Corporation, and Reach Air Medical Services; AMGH can deliver the appropriate transport solution to their communities and partners in the U.S. and around the world. For more information, visit www.amgh.com.
Representatives Needed for Steens Mountain Advisory Council
Bureau of Land Management Oregon & Washington - 04/19/17 10:50 AM
HINES, Ore. -- Did you know the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has Resource Advisory Councils -- made up of people just like you -- that give citizen-based advice and recommendations on the management of public lands?

These groups provide an opportunity for individuals from all backgrounds and interests to have a stronger impact on the decisions made for public lands.

The Steens Mountain Advisory Council (SMAC) currently has five positions open for public nomination:

1) a person interested in fish and recreational fishing in the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Area (CMPA);

2) a representative of a State environmental organization;

3) a recreation permit holder or representative of a commercial recreation operation in the CMPA;

4) a private landowner within the CMPA, and

5) a member and representative of the Burns Paiute Tribe.

If you are interested in public land management on Steens Mountain, this is a great opportunity to share your expertise and work with a collaborative group. The SMAC has been successful in bringing diverse and often competing interests to the table to deal with issues of mutual concern. This inclusive approach has shown great promise as a means to successfully deal with long-standing problems of public land management. Consensus-driven recommendations often lead to sustainable outcomes that benefit natural resources and have a high level of public support.

To nominate yourself or someone you know, submit a nomination form and supporting letters of recommendation from the groups or interests to be represented to the BLM Burns District Office, 28910 Hwy 20 West, Hines, Oregon. The application deadline is May 27, 2017. Nomination forms can be picked up at this same location, by mail through phone request at (541) 573-4400, or online at https://www.blm.gov/get-involved/resource-advisory-council/apply

The specific category the nominee would like to represent should be identified in the nomination form and letters of reference. The BLM will review the applications and submit recommended nominees to the Secretary of the Interior, who has the responsibility for making the appointments.

Appointed members must reside in the State of Oregon. The SMAC generally holds quarterly meetings in Hines, Bend and Frenchglen. Although members serve without monetary compensation, travel and per diem expenses are reimbursed at current rates for government employees. SMAC members are normally appointed to three-year terms. For more information on the SMAC, call Tara Thissell at (541) 573-4400 or tthissell@blm.gov.

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The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral
estate throughout the nation. The BLM'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. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.
CCB fines "fake" home inspector/Gregory Mason Miller inspected homes without required licenses
Construction Contractors Board - 04/19/17 10:00 AM
Salem -- The Construction Contractors Board (CCB) has levied more than $80,000 in fines against a phony home inspector who performed dozens of inspections in Central and Eastern Oregon in recent months.

Gregory Mason Miller of Bend used a license number belonging to a legitimate construction contractor with the same first and last name, along with the name of an unrelated Bend business. In advertising, he claimed to be licensed, bonded and insured.

Home inspectors must be certified by the Construction Contractors Board after passing a national exam. Additionally, a home inspection business must hold a CCB-issued contractor license. Miller was neither certified nor licensed.

"He was doing significant business without offering any of the consumer protections that come with licensing, including a bond and CCB record that would alert potential clients to any history of problems," Enforcement Manager Stan Jessup said.

The CCB added Miller to its new Buyer Beware list that warns the public of chronic offenders. People who make the list generally are phony or predatory contractors who take money and produce little or no work or who repeatedly violate state contracting laws.

"The goal is to make sure he doesn't do any more home inspections without obtaining the proper licensing," Jessup said. "And it's a reminder to the public that people will lie -- and do so convincingly - about who they are and their credentials."

Consumer complaints triggered the CCB investigation, which is ongoing.

The CCB licenses construction contracting businesses, including home inspection businesses and home inspectors. Most any business seeking work on a new home or home improvement project needs a license.

Contractors must include their CCB license number on any advertising so you can verify their license. To do so, visit www.oregon.gov/ccb and enter a license number or name in the orange "Search" feature. Verify that the license is "active" and that the full name on the license matches the contractor in question. In this case, Gregory Mason Miller did not show up in a search with any home inspector credentials. Call 503-378-4621 for help searching or understanding the results.

Contractors and consumers can report unlicensed contractors and other illegal activity on the CCB's website or by calling 503-934-2246. Licensed contractors carry bonds and insurance and can be held accountable if something goes wrong. Only licensed contractors can get required building permits.

About the CCB
The CCB is the state agency licensing more than 36,000 contractors. Anyone who is paid to repair, improve, inspect or build a home must be licensed. Learn how to have a successful project at www.oregon.gov/ccb.
Albany Woman dies after being struck by vehicle - Linn County
Oregon State Police - 04/19/17 8:42 AM
On April 19, 2017, at approximately 12:15am, the Oregon State Police responded to a vehicle versus a pedestrian crash on Hwy 34 near Colorado Lake Road, approximately milepost 2.5. This is approximately 2.5 miles east of Corvallis, in Linn County.

The preliminary investigation determined that a 2002 Buick, operated by Patrick FARINA, 49 years old from Alsea, OR was traveling westbound on Hwy 34 when a female, Janet Irene STEELE, 38 years old from Albany, OR stepped into the lane of travel and was stuck by the vehicle. Medical personnel responded, but STEELE died as a result of the injuries sustained in the crash.

The driver, FARINA, is cooperating with the investigation and no charges are anticipated at this time.

The Oregon State Police was assisted by Corvallis Police Department, Linn County Sheriff's office and the Oregon Department of Transportation. There are no photos available.
Tue. 04/18/17
Baker City named Oregon Tree City of the Year for 2017
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 04/18/17 4:41 PM
(BAKER CITY, Ore.) -- Baker City is Oregon's Tree City of the Year for 2017. The non-profit Oregon Community Trees along with the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) selected the city for its support of its urban forest and its active tree board. The honor will be officially given at the Baker City Council meeting the evening of April 25. Oregon Community Trees and ODF are supported by the U.S. Forest Service to recognize communities and individuals anywhere in the state who are promoting healthy urban and community forests through leadership, education, awareness or advocacy.

Ruth Williams, president of Oregon Community Trees, says only six Oregon cities have been designated a Tree City USA as long as Baker City -- since 1985.

"Being a Tree City USA means a city has a tree care ordinance and a tree board or department, spends at least $2 per person on its urban forest, and proclaims and celebrates Arbor Day each year," Williams explains. "For 32 years, Baker City has done all that and much more."

City staff and the tree board revised their street tree guide in 2014. It is available to the public via City Hall, the City website and local nurseries. To increase program support, the City in 2015 increased the number of tree board members from five to seven.

Baker City has also established the Silvers Street Tree Grant Program. The program is funded by a bequest from Anthony Silvers, who left his entire estate to improve the city's stock of street trees. Grants assist property owners to purchase street trees from the revised guide and pay for nursery staff to plant the trees.

Since last year, the tree board has partnered with the local newspaper to publish tree-related information every quarter. Information on proper tree pruning and maintenance is also available to the public from the city's Water and Public Works departments, as well as on the city's website.

"Baker City is a shining example of how a committed community can empower residents to help build a healthy, thriving urban forest," says Katie Lompa, Community Assistance Forester with ODF, which administers the Tree City USA program in Oregon in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation. "I hope all Oregonians will join me in applauding Baker City for the efforts that earned them this award."
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Oregon Department of Forestry was founded in 1911. Today, it serves Oregonians by protecting, managing, and promoting stewardship of Oregon's forests to enhance environmental, economic and community sustainability. ODF directly manages 800,000 acres of state-owned forestland, including the Clatsop, Santiam and Tillamook forests in northwest Oregon and the Gilchrist and Sun Pass State forests east of the Cascades. The Department of Forestry's top priority is to provide fire protection on 16.2 million acres of private and public land. The 13th State Forester is Peter Daugherty, selected by the Board of Forestry in 2016.
Public Health Advisory Board's Accountability Metrics Subcommittee meets April 26 by webinar
Oregon Health Authority - 04/18/17 3:56 PM
April 18, 2017

What: A public meeting of the Accountability Metrics Subcommittee of the Public Health Advisory Board

Agenda: Approve February and March meeting minutes; discuss progress toward developing health outcome metrics; review draft stakeholder survey

When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 10-11 a.m. A five-minute public comment period is scheduled at 10:45 a.m.; comments may be limited to three minutes.

Where: By webinar at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5150607625475124481. The public also may join by conference call 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. The Accountability Metrics Subcommittee develops recommendations about public health quality measures for consideration by the Public Health Advisory Board.

Program contact: Sara Beaudrault, 971-673-0432, sara.beaudrault@state.or.us

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Board of Forestry meets in Salem April 26
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 04/18/17 3:09 PM
News Release


Date: April 18, 2017


Contact: Ken Armstrong, Public Affairs Director, 503-945-7420


The Oregon Board of Forestry meets in Salem on April 26. Items on the agenda include:
Specified Resource Sites Rulemaking for Marbled Murrelet -- ODF staff will present a checklist of anticipated steps that need to be completed for this project.
Forest Trust Land Advisory Committee Testimony -- The FTLAC, a group of county commissioners representing the 15 Oregon counties that transferred lands to the state to become State Forests, will give testimony to the board on matters related to state forests managed by ODF.
Inventory, Growth and Yield Update -- Presentation of final report on the State Forests Division's work to update and improve inventory and growth and yield estimates.
2016 Fire Program Review and Secretary of State Performance Audit Implementation Status -- ODF staff will provide the current status of the agency's implementation efforts addressing the recommendations from both the 2016 Fire Program Review Committee and the Secretary of State's Performance Audit completed during the summer of 2016
Department of Forestry Fiscal Report -- ODF staff will present an update on the current financial status of the agency.
Riparian Rules/Salmon-Steelhead-Bull Trout Rulemaking -- Final Rule Language -- ODF staff will present a summary of the public hearings on these draft rules, as well as input from the riparian rule advisory committee, and ask for Board adoption of final riparian rule language. Please note: This item is scheduled as a work session, requesting a decision from the board, therefore public testimony/comment on this item will not be accepted.
Executive Session -- As the last item on the agenda, the board will meet in executive session to confer with legal counsel regarding the Board's rights and duties related to current litigation likely to be filed pursuant to Oregon Revised Statute 192.660(2)(h).

The meeting is open to the public and a public comment period is on the agenda. The public meeting will run from 9 a.m. to approximately 2:15 p.m., with the Executive Session following and scheduled to end at approximately 3:45 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Tillamook Room, Administration Building C, at the Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters, located at 2600 State St., in Salem. Agenda materials are available at www.oregon.gov/ODF/Board/Pages/BOFMeetings.aspx.

Accommodations for people with disabilities, and special materials, services or assistance can be arranged by calling the Department's Public Affairs Office at least 48 hours in advance, at 503-945-7200.

The Board of Forestry consists of seven citizens nominated by the Governor and confirmed by the Oregon Senate. Responsibilities include appointing the State Forester, setting management direction for state-owned forests, adopting rules governing timber harvest and other practices on private forestland, and promoting sustainable management of Oregon's 30 million-acre forestland base. More information about the Board is available at: www.oregon.gov/ODF/Board/Pages/AboutBOF.aspx.

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The Oregon Department of Forestry was founded in 1911. Today, it serves Oregonians by protecting, managing, and promoting stewardship of Oregon's forests to enhance environmental, economic, and community sustainability. ODF directly manages 800,000 acres of state-owned forestland, including the Clatsop, Santiam, and Tillamook forests in northwest Oregon and the Gilchrist and Sun Pass State forests east of the Cascades. The department's top priority is to provide fire protection on 16.2 million acres of private and public land. The 13th State Forester is Peter Daugherty, selected by the Board of Forestry in 2016.
Fish and Wildlife Trooper Seeks Public's Help in Deer Poaching Case - Lane County
Oregon State Police - 04/18/17 3:09 PM
On April 17th 2017, The Oregon State Police responded to an address east of Springfield after receiving information that a blacktail deer had been killed and dumped in a pullout. Upon arrival, the trooper located a blacktail doe and her two fawns; all of which were dead.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Senior Trooper Anthony Mathews at: 541-852-2826

Anyone with information regarding wildlife violations is encouraged to report the information to the Oregon State Police Turn in Poacher (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888. Information can remain anonymous.

TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 (24/7)

TIP E-Mail: TIP@state.or.us (Monitored M-F 8:00AM - 5:00PM)

(Please use the TIP Hotline for Weekend and Evening Reporting)

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 $1,000
Elk, deer, antelope $500
Bear, cougar, wolf $300
Habitat destruction $300
Illegally obtaining Oregon hunting or angling license or tags $200
Game fish, shell fish $100
Upland birds, waterfowl $100
Furbearers $100
State Forests Advisory Committee meets April 28
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 04/18/17 3:06 PM
News Release

Date: April 18, 2017

Contact:
Andy White, Northwest Oregon Area Director, 503-359-7496
Sherron Lumley, 503-945-7427, Public Information Officer, Salem, 503-945-7427


An Oregon Department of Forestry state forests advisory group will meet April 28 in Forest Grove to discuss the 2018 Annual Operation Plans. The group will also receive updates on other issues related to state forests, including:
Implementation Plans
Growth and Yield estimates
Habitat Conservation Plan grant
State Forests Division budget
2017 Legislative Session

The State Forests Advisory Committee will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Forest Grove Community Auditorium located at 1915 Main Street.

The committee is comprised of citizens and representatives including timber, environmental, and recreation groups, as well as tribal and academia representatives. SFAC provides a forum to discuss issues, opportunities, and concerns, and offer advice to ODF on the implementation of the Northwest Oregon State Forests Management Plan. The plan provides guidance for managing 616,000 acres within the Tillamook, Clatsop, and Santiam state forests and several scattered state-owned forest tracts in Benton, Polk, Lincoln, and Lane counties through a balanced approach to generate revenue while prioritizing environmental and social benefits.

The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. Requests for special accommodation should be made at least 48 hours prior to the meeting; questions about accessibility and special accommodation can be directed to the Oregon Department of Forestry at 503-359-7426.

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The Oregon Department of Forestry was founded in 1911. Today, it serves Oregonians by protecting, managing, and promoting stewardship of Oregon's forests to enhance environmental, economic, and community sustainability. ODF directly manages 800,000 acres of state-owned forestland, including the Clatsop, Santiam, and Tillamook forests in northwest Oregon and the Gilchrist and Sun Pass State forests east of the Cascades. The department's top priority is to provide fire protection on 16.2 million acres of private and public land. The 13th State Forester is Peter Daugherty, selected by the Board of Forestry in 2016.
DPSST Corrections Policy Committee Meeting Scheduled ***Amended***
Ore. Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 04/18/17 2:43 PM
For Immediate Release
April 18, 2017
Contact: Mona Riesterer
(503) 378-2431

Notice of Regular Meeting
The Corrections Policy Committee of the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training will hold a regular meeting at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. The meeting will be held in the Boardroom at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training located at 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem, Oregon. The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made before the meeting by calling the contact listed above.

Dial-in number: 888-273-3658 and Participant code: 4711910
If you dial-in for the meeting, please mute your phone unless you are addressing the group. Doing so will enable you to hear the meeting more effectively.

Agenda Items:

1. Introductions

2. Minutes -- February 14, 2017
Approve the minutes of the February 14, 2017 Corrections Policy Committee meeting.

3. Quarterly Review of DOC BCC by DPSST Training Compliance Program
Presented by Robert Sigleer

4. OACP-OSSA Mental Health Workgroup Recommendation OAR 259-008-0065 - Recommendation Designates 3 Hours of Mental Health/Crisis Intervention Training as a Part of Certification Maintenance Training
Presented by Eriks Gabliks

5. Review of Public Comments Received for Proposed Rule Change for OARs 259-008-0005, 259-008-0010, 259-008-0011, 259-008-0070 and 259-008-0080 Recommended Changes to the Criminal Justice Denial/Revocation Standards & Processes
Presented by Jennifer Howald

6. Review of Standard and Policy Discussion -- OAR 259-008-0025
Waivers of the Minimum Training Standards Requiring Completion of a Field Training Manual (FTM)
Presented by Jennifer Howald

7. Coleman, Michael DPSST #54194 -- DOC Oregon State Penitentiary; Basic Correction Officer Certification
Presented by Katrina Robson

8. Feist, Miranda DPSST #57004 -- TRCI Department of Corrections; Application for Training and Subsequent Certification
Presented by Kristen Hibberds

9. Frost, Nicholas J. DPSST #48377 -- DRCI Department of Corrections; Basic and Intermediate Corrections Certifications
Presented by Kristen Hibberds

10. Haase, Jon M. DPSST #25534 -- Multnomah County Sheriff's Office; Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, and Supervisory Corrections Certifications
Presented by Katrina Robson

11. Hudson, Travis DPSST #56993 -- DOC Two Rivers Correctional Institution; Application for Training and Subsequent Basic Corrections Certification
Presented by Katrina Robson

12. Jones-Anderson, Odessa DPSST #42884 -- Warm Springs Police Department; Basic Parole and Probation Certification
Presented by Katrina Robson

13. Losh, Calvin DPSST #49149 -- Josephine County Sheriff's Office; Basic Corrections Officer Certification
Presented by Katrina Robson

14. Olsen, Theresa A. DPSST #33223 -- OSP Department of Corrections; Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Corrections Certification and Instructor Certification
Presented by Kristen Hibberds

15. Phillips, Kristine DPSST #57203 -- Curry County Sheriff's Office; Application for Training and Subsequent Certification
Presented by Kristen Hibberds

16. Reinke, Jeffrey DPSST # 55483 -- Klamath County Sheriff's Office; Basic Corrections Certification/Academy Dismissal -- BP367 PULLED FROM AGENDA
Presented by Kristen Hibberds

17. Election of New Chair

18. Staff Update

19. Next Regularly Scheduled Meeting -- August 8, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.


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 Corrections Policy Committee 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 on the DPSST ##

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) operates the Oregon Public Safety Academy which spans more than 235 acres in Salem. The Academy is nationally recognized for its innovative training programs and active stakeholder involvement. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director, and Sheriff Jason Myers of the Marion County Sheriff's Office serves as the Chair of the Board. The department implements minimum standards established by the Board for the training and certification of more than 40,000 city, tribal, county 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 25,000 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.
Wells Fargo testing bot for Messenger featuring new customer service experiences (Photo)
Wells Fargo - 04/18/17 2:31 PM
Example of a customer chat experience.
Example of a customer chat experience.
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SAN FRANCISCO -- Wells Fargo & Company announced today it is launching a pilot to test an artificial intelligence (AI)-driven customer chat experience for Facebook Messenger.

Wells Fargo's bot for Messenger is a pilot test and is part of the company's innovation agenda, which focuses on incorporating financial services into third-party environments to meet customers where they are and into the moments they want to use them.

Initially, Wells Fargo has opened the pilot to several hundred of its employees. Later this spring, Wells Fargo plans to invite a few thousand customers to participate as the company expands the test.

"We're very excited about the opportunity to provide more personalized services for customers, and to bring those services directly to our customers," said Steve Ellis, head of Wells Fargo's Innovation Group, where the company's Artificial Intelligence Enterprise Solutions team is based.

"Our goal is to deliver information 'in the moment' to help customers make better informed financial decisions," Ellis said. "AI technology allows us to take an experience that would have required our customers to navigate through several pages on our website, and turn it into a simple conversation in a chat environment. That's a huge time-saving convenience for busy customers who are already frequent users of Messenger."

Wells Fargo has been providing assistance to its customers in Facebook platforms since 2009.

In May 2016, the bank adopted Messenger as its main channel for addressing customers' common questions and service issues. The majority of Wells Fargo's customer engagements are now conducted on Messenger, rather than its public Facebook News Feed. The company estimates that millions of Wells Fargo customers regularly use Messenger to communicate with friends and family.

Regardless of how a customer chooses to do business with Wells Fargo, innovation and technology will help the company deliver an outstanding customer experience, build trust and give more information to customers to help them make decisions about their finances. As outlined in February, artificial intelligence will be an area of focus for the bank's Payments, Virtual Solutions and Innovation Group, as it sees an increasing number of opportunities to better leverage data to provide personalized customer service through its bankers and digital channels.

About Wells Fargo
Serving the Pacific Northwest since 1852, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $2.0 trillion in assets. Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage and consumer and commercial finance through more than 8,500 locations; 13,000 ATMs; the internet (wellsfargo.com); and mobile banking. The firm has offices in 42 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 273,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States.


Attached Media Files: Example of a customer chat experience.
Oregon State Police seeking the public's help in Arson cases - Josephine County
Oregon State Police - 04/18/17 2:16 PM
Over the past year, the Oregon State Police has investigated four separate fire events at the Community Bible Church. The church in located at 113 Caves Avenue in Cave Junction, Josephine County.

The four fires occurred on or about January 15, 2016; January 30, 2016; March 13, 2016; and April 23, 2016. All four fires were determined to be intentionally set. The Oregon State Police is requesting the public's help in identifying a person of interest in these fires.

Please refer to the attached photos. The subject seen in the photos is between 5 and 6 feet tall, about 190-200 pounds and is wearing a dark jacket, gray sweatshirt, jeans and black shoes with a boonie style hat. At the time of the video, he was seen wearing a dark colored draw string backpack.

If anyone recognizes the person in the photos or has information regarding the fires, they are asked to contact the Oregon State Police at 541-440-3333.


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*** Update *** Names Released Highway 58 crash claims the life of a Salem man (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/18/17 12:52 PM
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The Oregon State Police is able to release the names of those involved.

The operator of the Subaru, who died as a result of the crash is Alex Sergio SERRANO, age 26 from the Albany area.

The operator of the Nissan is Duane Cary SIEG, age 51 from the LaPine area. The passengers are Kaelynn Keyes Sieg, age 51 and Dylan Cole SIEG, age 19, also from LaPine.

There is no further information available at this time.


Previous Release:
On April 17, 2017 at about 7:15am, the Oregon State Police responded to a fatal motor vehicle crash near milepost 67 on Hwy 58, which is about 5 miles west of Crescent Lake in Klamath County.

The preliminary investigation determined that a 2004 Subaru was westbound on Hwy 58 when it lost control on the icy roadway. The Subaru then slid into the eastbound lane where it struck a 2010 Nissan SUV. The passenger side of the Subaru was impacted. The operator of the Subaru was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The operator of the Nissan and the two passengers were transported to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend where they are being treated for non-life threatening injuries. One of the occupants was transported by Air Link and the other two were transported by ambulance by Crescent Lake Fire Department.

The names of all involved will not be released at this time. Once family members have been notified we will release the names in an updated press release.

The Oregon State Police was assisted by Crescent Lake Fire Department, Air Link, and the Oregon Department of Transportation. One lane of the highway was closed for approximately three hours. Vehicle restraints were used in both vehicles.


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Legacy Health neurosurgeons acquire advanced technology to chart more precise paths through the brain (Photo)
Legacy Health - 04/18/17 12:34 PM
Synaptive BrightMatter™ robotic visualization system. Photo courtesy of www.synaptivemedical.com
Synaptive BrightMatter™ robotic visualization system. Photo courtesy of www.synaptivemedical.com
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PORTLAND, OR (April 18, 2017) -- Legacy Emanuel Medical Center is the first hospital in Oregon to acquire an advanced robotic imaging and navigation system for more precise brain tumor removal and spinal surgeries. The Synaptive BrightMatter(TM) technology integrates pre-operative imaging, surgical planning and robotic visualization to give neurosurgeons the ability to see relevant details in the brain not visible to the human eye, which may allow for much safer surgical intervention.

During the pre-operative phase, neurosurgeons use the system's whole brain tractography technology to create images to plan a safer route to reach a tumor. Having this roadmap ahead of time helps the neurosurgeons consider approaches for navigating around critical structures within the brain to reduce the chance of damaging or interfering with important language, visual and movement pathways. Also, neurosurgeons may be able to reach tumors once deemed inoperable or higher risk.

The technology's robotic visualization system consists of a movable arm with a digital video camera system and a high-powered microscope attached that follows the neurosurgeons sensor-driven tools. The incision area is projected in real-time on a 55-inch monitor screen. The 3-D whole brain tractography image is there as well to guide the neurosurgeon's instruments throughout the surgery. This hands-free optical visualization has an added benefit for neurosurgeons ergonomically ??- typical surgical microscopes require more bending of the head and neck.

Legacy Emanuel President Lori Morgan, MD, says acquiring this technology aligns with Legacy Health's vision to keep pace with innovative solutions to improve the patient experience. "These latest advancements in robotics and visualization put us at the forefront of patient care and furthers our commitment to provide quality care," says Dr. Morgan. "More precise surgeries can result in better outcomes and shorter patient stays. In addition, the ergonomics of this technology requires less movement and can reduce or prevent physical stress and fatigue on our surgeons."

Last year, Legacy Health performed almost 400 craniotomies (brain) and 1,600 spinal surgeries, with the majority at Legacy Emanuel.

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Photo Caption (top): A neurosurgeon performing surgery at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center using the newly acquired Synaptive BrightMatter(TM) technology. This robotic visualization system consists of a movable arm with a digital video camera system and a high-powered microscope that follows the neurosurgeons sensor-driven tools. The incision area is projected in real-time on a 55-inch monitor screen. Photo by: Vicki Guinn.

Photo Caption (bottom): Synaptive BrightMatter(TM) robotic visualization system. Photo courtesy of www.synaptivemedical.com.


About Legacy Health
Legacy Health is Oregon's only locally owned nonprofit health-care organization with nearly 12,000 employees. Legacy includes Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center, Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center, Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, Legacy Silverton Medical Center, Legacy Laboratory Services, and Legacy Research Institute. Legacy also includes over 100 Legacy Medical Group primary care and specialty care clinics. Visit www.legecyhealth.org for more information.


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Attached Media Files: Synaptive BrightMatter™ robotic visualization system. Photo courtesy of www.synaptivemedical.com , A neurosurgeon performing surgery at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center using the newly acquired Synaptive BrightMatter™ technology. This robotic visualization system consists of a movable arm with a digital video camera system and a high-powered microscope th
Two Men Arrested for Theft of ODOT Property - Douglas County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/18/17 12:17 PM
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At approximately 12:30 PM, on April 16, 2017, Troopers from the Roseburg Area Command in Douglas County received a call from the OSP dispatch center about a theft in progress. The location was near I-5 southbound, milepost 118 and I-5 northbound, mile post 119.

Several reporting parties called the OSP dispatch and informed them two male adults were removing wheels off an ODOT reader board trailer and moving the wheels across the interstate. Troopers responded and located 2 males matching the description near I-5 southbound, milepost 118. The two ODOT tires were lying on the ground next to the suspect's pickup. Attached to the pickup was a trailer with an excavator loaded on it.

While interviewing the suspects, they were found to be in possession of heroin. The suspects were identified as Brandon M. SHINALL, 30 years old and Grant D PALMER, 26 years old, both from Aumsville.

They were arrested and lodged in the Douglas County Jail and charged with PCS Heroin and Theft 1. A follow-up investigation determined the trailer and excavator were also stolen. The charge of Aggravated Theft was added for both of them.


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Portland Man dies in Motorcycle Crash - Clackamas County
Oregon State Police - 04/18/17 11:38 AM
On April 15, 2017 at approximately 3:20pm the Oregon State Police responded to a single vehicle (motorcycle) crash on Hwy 224 near milepost 40 in Clackamas County, which is approximately 15 miles west of Estacada.

The preliminary investigation revealed that TRINH, Thanh Minh, 31 years old, from the Portland area, was westbound on Hwy 224 and left the roadway for an unknown reason. TRINH was thrown from his 2009 Suzuki motorcycle. Medical personnel responded and while en-route to a local hospital with TRINH, TRINH succumbed to his injuries sustained in the crash.

No further information or photos are available at this time.
Fish and Wildlife Troopers Arrest a Wallowa Man in a Multiple Elk Poaching Case - Wallowa County
Oregon State Police - 04/18/17 11:09 AM
On April 8, 2017, at about 9:30 a.m., the Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division arrested Larry HARSHFIELD, age 69, of Wallowa, following a search warrant and concluding an extensive investigation into locating 25 elk carcasses in various states of decay. Twelve of the elk carcasses were located on the HARSHFIELD property and 13 more were located on adjoining property. None of the elk carcasses appeared to have had any attempt to salvage meat from them.

HARSHFIELD was arrested for 12 counts of Unlawful Take of Elk in a Closed Season, and 12 counts Waste of Elk for the dead elk found on his property. He was lodged at the Wallowa County Correctional Facility and additional charges for the 13 dead elk found on the adjoining property have been referred to the Wallowa County District Attorney for consideration.

A violation of any provision of the wildlife laws (such as the unlawful take of elk), or any rule adopted pursuant to the wildlife laws, is a Class A misdemeanor if the offense is committed with a culpable mental state in Oregon. If convicted, a person can be charged with the maximum penalty of $6250, have their hunting privileges suspended and forfeit weapons or other items used in the commission of the crime(s).

Anyone with information regarding wildlife violations is encouraged to report the information to the Oregon State Police Turn in Poacher (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888. Information can remain anonymous.

TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 (24/7)

TIP E-Mail: TIP@state.or.us (Monitored M-F 8:00AM - 5:00PM)

(Please use the TIP Hotline for Weekend and Evening Reporting)

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 $1,000
Elk, deer, antelope $500
Bear, cougar, wolf $300
Habitat destruction $300
Illegally obtaining Oregon hunting or angling license or tags $200
Game fish, shell fish $100
Upland birds, waterfowl $100
Furbearers $100
***Update #3*** OSP Investigating Fatal Motor vehicle collision in Polk County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/18/17 11:03 AM
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Brenden James Duck was located and arrested on April 16, 2017 and lodged in the Polk County Jail. DUCK has been charged with Criminally Negligent Homicide, Felony Hit & Run, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Criminal Mischief 1st Degree and PCS Meth. Jessica Jaeger and Michala Ann Brown were located and questioned. Investigators are still trying to locate Makayla Aldeguer as a person of interest.


End of Update

Previous Update:
On the evening of April 15th, BROWN was located and is cooperating with the investigation. She was subsequently taken into custody for a probation violation.

OSP is still seeking to speak with three other persons of interest. Those persons are:
Brenden James DUCK, age 19, of McMinnville
Makayla C ALDEGUER, age 23, of McMinnville
Jessica M JAEGER, age 19, of Sheridan

OSP is asking if anyone knows the location of the above persons or has information about the incident to call 800-452-7888.

End Update


Previous Release:
The victim has been identified as 43 year old James Rudolph Osredkar from Sheridan. OSP is requesting assistance in locating a person of interest who has been identified as 22 year old Michala Ann Brown. Her last known address was in McMinnville. She has relatives in Dayton and McMinnville.

On April 14, 2017 at approximately 6:30am, OSP was notified and responded to a fatal motorcycle crash on Hwy 22 near milepost 14. Shortly after arriving on scene of the motorcycle crash, OSP was notified of a vehicle fire on Ford Street in Rickreall.

OSP determined that the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Lincoln County several days earlier. Evidence at the scene of the motorcycle crash links the stolen vehicle to the fatality crash. OSP is withholding the involved individual's identification until the family has been notified.

OSP is seeking any witnesses that might have been in the area or have any information regarding this incident and are asked to call OSP Dispatch at 800-452-7888. The pictured black Toyota Prius is not the actual vehicle involved, but is for comparison uses only.


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Unvaccinated children spread pertussis across communities during an outbreak, new study finds
Oregon Health Authority - 04/18/17 10:00 AM
April 18, 2017

While more than 90 percent of Oregon children are vaccinated against pertussis, this protection is not enough to stop pertussis from spreading when those choosing not to vaccinate share social networks, schools or other connections, according to a new study by the Oregon Immunization Program.

"The Timing of Pertussis Cases in Unvaccinated Children in an Outbreak Year: Oregon 2012," published in the current edition of The Journal of Pediatrics, suggests that relaxing immunization recommendations and school requirements could cause vaccine-preventable diseases to spread.

For the study, epidemiologists Steve Robison and Juventila Liko looked at a 2012 pertussis outbreak in northwest Oregon. They found that pertussis cases among unvaccinated children were three times more likely to occur earlier in an outbreak than cases among vaccinated children. This indicates that unvaccinated children were more frequently the source of pertussis disease which was then passed on to other children.

As the outbreak spread, the earliest cases in new disease-affected areas were also mostly among the unvaccinated. It is possible, the study found, that the unvaccinated have a greater role in how outbreaks develop beyond simply not helping build community protection.

"Parents who are reluctant to immunize their children often have social networks and other connections to others with similar lack of immunizations," Robison said. "This may provide a way for infectious disease to spread across communities."

The study can be found on The Journal of Pediatrics website at http://www.jpeds.com/article/S0022-3476(16)31542-6/fulltext. Follow the Oregon Immunization Program on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/OregonImmunize.

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Employment in Oregon March 2017 News Release
Oregon Employment Dept. - 04/18/17 10:00 AM
Oregon's Unemployment Rate Reaches Record Low 3.8 Percent in March


Oregon's unemployment rate edged down to 3.8 percent in March, from 4.0 percent in February. This was the lowest unemployment rate since comparable records began in 1976. Oregon's 3.8 percent unemployment rate was significantly lower than the U.S. unemployment rate of 4.5 percent in March.

In March, nonfarm payroll employment rose by 2,400 following a revised gain of 7,600 in February. Three industries added at least 1,000 jobs: professional and business services (+1,700 jobs), government (+1,600), and manufacturing (+1,000). Only one industry cut at least 1,000, as financial activities shed 1,300 jobs.

Over the past 12 months, payroll employment added 39,500 jobs, or 2.2 percent, which was a deceleration from the growth rate near or above 3 percent throughout much of the past four years. Oregon is still growing faster than the U.S. growth rate of 1.5 percent.

Since March 2016, Oregon's construction sector grew the fastest, adding 8,200 jobs, or 9.2 percent. Other industries that grew rapidly were professional and business services (+8,700 jobs, or 3.7%); health care and social assistance (+7,600 jobs, or 3.3%); and information (+1,000 jobs, or 3.0%). Meanwhile only two industries cut jobs over the year: mining and logging (-100 jobs, or 1.3%); and wholesale trade (-1,000 jobs, or -1.3%).

Next Press Releases
The Oregon Employment Department plans to release the March county and metropolitan area unemployment rates on Tuesday, April 25th, and the next statewide unemployment rate and employment survey data for April on Tuesday, May 16th.

Notes:
All numbers in the above narrative are seasonally adjusted.

The Oregon Employment Department and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) work cooperatively to develop and publish monthly Oregon payroll employment and labor force data. The estimates of monthly job gains and losses are based on a survey of businesses. The estimates of unemployment are based on a survey of households and other sources.



The pdf version of the news release, including tables and graphs, can be found at www.QualityInfo.org/press-release. To obtain the data in other formats such as in Excel, visit www.QualityInfo.org, then within the top banner, select Economic Data, then choose LAUS or CES. To request the press release as a Word document, contact the person shown at the top of this press release.

For help finding jobs and training resources, visit one of the state's WorkSource Oregon Centers or go to: www.WorkSourceOregon.org.

Equal Opportunity program -- auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Contact: (503) 947-1794. For the Deaf and Hard of Hearing population, call 711 Telecommunications Relay Services.


Attached Media Files: Employment in Oregon March 2017 News Release
Smoke signals start of controlled burning season in Oregon [RADIO PSA]
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 04/18/17 9:39 AM
Start date: 4-18-2017
Kill date: 6-23-2013

30-sec. Radio PSA
In spring, many forest landowners set small fires to prevent big fires later on. These controlled fires safely burn up woody debris. This helps prevent huge, out-of-control fires in summer and fall. And if a wildfire does occur, it will be less intense, preserving timber and wildlife habitat. And because these fires are planned, they are set when weather conditions are most likely to take smoke up and away from communities, keeping our air clean. To learn more about controlled forest burning, visit the Oregon Department of Forestry at www.oregon.gov/odf and click on "Fire."
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20-sec. Radio PSA
Smoke in the air - Could fire season be starting this early? In spring, many forest landowners set fires on purpose. These controlled burns remove excess woody debris. They also keep our air cleaner by helping prevent big summer wildfires. To learn more about controlled forest burning, visit the Oregon Department of Forestry at www.oregon.gov/odf and click on "Fire."
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Background:
Oregon Department of Forestry was founded in 1911. Today, it serves Oregonians by protecting, managing, and promoting stewardship of Oregon's forests to enhance environmental, economic and community sustainability. ODF directly manages 800,000 acres of state-owned forestland, including the Clatsop, Santiam and Tillamook forests in northwest Oregon and the Gilchrist and Sun Pass State forests east of the Cascades. The Department of Forestry's top priority is to provide fire protection on 16.2 million acres of private and public land. The 13th State Forester is Peter Daugherty, selected by the Board of Forestry in 2016.
"Wall of Honor" to be displayed during Senate Opening Today -- Marking 75th Anniversary of Historic Doolittle Raid
Oregon Spirit of '45 - 04/18/17 8:35 AM
(Salem, Oregon April 18, 2017) A 20 ft. "Wall of Honor" composed of the individual photos of the brave men who flew one of the most heroic missions of WWII will be displayed at opening of the Senate Session at the State Capitol in Salem today, Tuesday, April 18, 11 AM.

On April 18, 1942, 80 volunteers led by Lt. Col. James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle, flew 16 B-25B bombers off an aircraft carrier on a secret mission to bomb the Tokyo. The "Doolittle Raid" boosted American morale in the wake of the attacks on Pearl Harbor and has become an enduring symbol of courage and valor. All of Doolittle's 79 Raiders were originally trained in Oregon; three were Oregonians.

Senators Brian Boquist (Dallas) and Bill Hansell (Pendleton) will jointly honor the 75th Anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders at the opening ceremony of the Senate Session. Legislative pages have been selected to hold the Wall of Honor.

A 3 PM hearing before the Senate Veterans Committee will further address this 75th Anniversary and the 2017 statewide tour for the Oregon Doolittle Raiders banner for 'Airpower' year in Oregon. (Testimony attached.) This Senate Committee led the nation in 2013 by adopting congressional legislation to create a 'Spirit of '45 Day' for the WWII Generation and our over 152,000 Oregonians who served.

This national Wall of Honor will also be showcased with the United States Air Force, the Air Force Association, the American Rosie the Riveter Association, the American Veterans Center, the Spirit of '45 WWII 75th Anniversary Commemorations Alliance and the Chinese Embassy at a ceremony at the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, VA.

The ceremony at the Air Force Memorial is one of several events commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid that will be taking place on April 18, in support of the two --day commemoration at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, OH.
Ceremonies featuring the Wall of Honor will also be held at the USS Hornet in Alameda, CA, the Oregon State Capitol, and several other locations across the country

For more information, contact Barbara Jensen (503-910-5930 or Terry Pilsner (970-227-8586) Board Members, Oregon Spirit of '45 and members of the National WWII 75th Anniversary Commemorations Alliance.


Attached Media Files: Oregon Spirit of 45 Brochure , Apr 18 Doolittle Raider Press Release , Apr 18 Doolittle Spirit of '45 Testimony before Senate Vets Committee
Mon. 04/17/17
Fish and Wildlife Troopers Arrest a Wallowa Man in a Multiple Elk Poaching Case - Wallowa County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/17/17 6:58 PM
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On April 8, 2017, at about 9:30 a.m., the Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division arrested Larry HARSHFIELD, age 69, of Wallowa, after serving a search warrant and concluding an extensive investigation into 25 elk carcasses in various states of decay. Twelve of the elk carcasses were located on the HARSHFIELD property and 13 more were located on adjoining property. The elk carcasses did not appear to have any attempt to salvage meat from them.

HARSHFIELD was arrested for 12 counts of Unlawful Take of Elk in a Closed Season, and 12 counts Waste of Elk for the dead elk found on his property. He was lodged at the Wallowa County Correctional Facility and additional charges for the 13 dead elk, found on the adjoining property, have been referred to the Wallowa County District Attorney for consideration.

A violation of any provision of the wildlife laws (such as the unlawful take of elk), or any rule adopted pursuant to the wildlife laws, is a Class A misdemeanor if the offense is committed with a culpable mental state in Oregon. If convicted, a person can be charged with the maximum penalty of $6,250, have their hunting privileges suspended and forfeit weapons or other items used in the commission of the crime(s).

Anyone with information regarding wildlife violations is encouraged to report the information to the Oregon State Police Turn in Poacher (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888. Information can remain anonymous.

TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 (24/7)

TIP E-Mail: TIP@state.or.us (Monitored M-F 8:00AM - 5:00PM)

(Please use the TIP Hotline for Weekend and Evening Reporting)

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 $1,000
Elk, deer, antelope $500
Bear, cougar, wolf $300
Habitat destruction $300
Illegally obtaining Oregon hunting or angling license or tags $200
Game fish, shell fish $100
Upland birds, waterfowl $100
Furbearers $100


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CODE Search Warrant Yields Methamphetamine and Heroin
Central Oregon Drug Enforcement (CODE) - 04/17/17 5:08 PM
Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team
Media Release

Date & Time of Incident: 04/13/17 -- 8:40 pm
Type of Incident: Drug Arrests / Search Warrant
Location of Incident: 64990 Hunnell Road, Bend, Oregon

Suspect Information:

Deena Louise Shepherd 30 years of age Bend Resident
Kenneth Lee Crutcher 39 years of age Bend Resident
Lyndsey Dawnelle Tavaras 37 years of age Transient

Narrative:

The Central Oregon Drug Enforcement team (CODE) executed a search warrant at 64990 Hunnell Road related to a several month long narcotics investigation. Deena Shepherd, Kenneth Crutcher, and Lyndsey Tavaras were arrested and lodged at the Deschutes County Jail. Investigators seized heroin, methamphetamine, US Currency, packaging material, and digital scales.

On April 13th, 2017, at about 8:40 pm, members of the CODE team executed a search warrant at 64990 Hunnell Road. The Oregon State Police and Deschutes County Sheriff's Office also assisted.

Investigators encountered Deena Shepherd, Kenneth Crutcher, and Lyndsey Tavaras in the residence.

Shepherd was found in possession of well over an ounce of methamphetamine, 2.3 grams of heroin, a digital scale, and US currency.

Crutcher was found in possession of over a half ounce of methamphetamine, a quarter ounce of heroin, packaging material, and a digital scale. He had a Parole Violation warrant out for his arrest.

Tavares was not found in possession of narcotics, but did have a Probation Violation warrant out for her arrest.

All three subjects were arrested without incident and lodged at the Deschutes County Jail on the below listed charges.


Charges:

Deena Louise Shepherd:

Unlawful Possession of Heroin 475.854
Unlawful Delivery of Heroin 475.850
Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine 475.894
Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine 475.890
Frequenting a Place Where Controlled Substances are Used 167.222
Parole Violation 144.350

Kenneth Lee Crutcher:

Unlawful Possession of Heroin 475.854
Unlawful Delivery of Heroin 475.850
Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine 475.894
Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine 475.890
Frequenting a Place Where Controlled Substances are Used 167.222
Parole Violation 144.350

Lyndsey Dawnelle Tavares:

Frequenting a Place Where Controlled Substances are Used 167.222
Probation Violation


The Central Oregon Drug Enforcement (CODE) team is a multi-jurisdictional narcotics task force supported by the Oregon-Idaho High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) program and the following Central Oregon law enforcement agencies: Bend Police Department, Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Redmond Police Department, Prineville Police Department, Crook County Sheriff's Office, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Madras Police Department, Oregon State Police, Sunriver Police Department, Black Butte Police Department, United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Warm Springs Tribal Police Department, Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson County District Attorney's, and the Oregon National Guard.

The Oregon-Idaho HIDTA program is an Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) sponsored counterdrug grant program that coordinates and provides funding resources to multi-agency drug enforcement task forces to disrupt or dismantle local, multi-state and international drug trafficking organizations.
Vehicle vs Pedestrian Crash-release of names
Bend Police Dept. - 04/17/17 4:10 PM
Updated Narrative:

This is an update to the previously released information.

The deceased person in this crash is Cristalle Rose Hagen, a 39 year old Bend resident.

The driver of the vehicle is Debra Jo Gibson, a 60 year old Bend resident.

At this time, no further details are being released.

End of release

Original Narrative

Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Case # 2017-111308

Date & Time of Incident: April 11 at 9:47 pm

Type of Incident: Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash

Location of Incident: NE 3rd Street at NE Burnside

Pedestrian (Deceased):

Adult Female 39 year old homeless Bend resident
(Name being withheld pending further investigation)

Driver(s):

Adult Female 60 year old Bend resident
(Name being withheld pending further investigation)

Narrative:

Bend Police responded to an injury crash at NE 3rd Street at NE Burnside on April 11 at 9:47pm. Bend Police found a 2010 Ford Explorer had crashed into a pedestrian in the southbound lanes of NE 3rd Street.

The pedestrian died from the injuries incurred form the crash.

Bend Police have been investigating the incident throughout the night. Traffic Crash Investigators worked into the early morning with this investigation. It is anticipated the names of the involved parties will be released later today.

The Bend Police Department wants to remind drivers of vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians to use caution in and around the roadways in Central Oregon.

End of Release
John Day / Snake Resource Advisory Council accepting nominations
Bureau of Land Management Oregon & Washington - 04/17/17 2:54 PM
Vale, Ore. -- The Bureau of Land Management recently announced that it is seeking public nominations for open positions on 36 Resource Advisory Councils (RACs). As published in a notice in the Federal Register, the BLM will consider nominations for 45 days ending Friday, May 26.

Among those groups seeking applicants is the John Day / Snake RAC, which is made up of 15 citizens representing a wide array of interests, including recreation, commercial timber, mining, transportation, education, environmental groups and the public at large.

Members meet three to four times a year at sites across the Prineville and Baker Field Office of the Vale BLM districts, familiarizing themselves with issues including wildfire recovery, sage grouse and wild horse management, public land use designations and many other topics. They also bring forward issues from their constituents. The diverse membership of each RAC helps ensure that BLM land managers receive the varying perspectives they need to achieve their mission of managing the public lands for multiple uses.

This RAC also provides advice for the Malheur, Ochoco, Umatilla, Wallowa-Whitman, and part of the Deschutes National Forests. Examples of issues recently worked through by the RAC include user fees for the John Day River system and travel management.

"The BLM Resource Advisory Councils are an important forum for the community conversation that is a key component of public land management," said Oregon?Washington BLM State Director Jamie Connell. "By ensuring that RAC representation reflects a variety of perspectives, RAC members provide a valuable service to the Bureau by delving into issues and proposing solutions on a wide variety of land and resource uses issues."

The John Day / Snake RAC will be filling up to nine positions spanning three categories:

Category One -- Public land ranchers and representatives of organizations associated with energy and mineral development, the timber industry, transportation or rights?of?way, off?highway vehicle use, and commercial recreation.

Category Two -- Representatives of nationally or regionally recognized environmental organizations, archaeological and historical organizations, dispersed recreation activities, and wild horse and burro organizations.

Category Three -- Representatives of State, county, or local elected office; representatives and employees of a state agency responsible for the management of natural resources; representatives of Indian tribes within or adjacent to the area for which the RAC is organized; representatives and employees of academic institutions who are involved in natural sciences; and the public?at?large.

Individuals may nominate themselves or others to serve on an Advisory Council. Nominees, who must be residents of the state or states where the RAC has jurisdiction, will be reviewed on the basis of their training, education, and knowledge of the council's geographic area. Nominees should also demonstrate a commitment to consensus building and collaborative decision?making. All nominations must be accompanied by letters of reference from any represented interests or organizations, a completed RAC application, and any other information that speaks to the nominee's qualifications.

For more information on the RACs in Oregon & Washington, go to https://on.doi.gov/2kkiM7Z

To learn how to apply for a RAC appointment, go to https://on.doi.gov/2opFACz

For additional information, please contact Greg Shine at (503) 808-6306 or gshine@blm.gov.

Completed applications should be mailed to:

Greg Shine
Oregon/Washington State Office
Bureau of Land Management
1220 SW 3rd Ave
Portland, OR, 97204

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The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.


Attached Media Files: 2017-04/5514/103573/News_Release-JDS_RAC_Call_for_Nominations_2017-Final.pdf
Oregon Fallen Law Enforcement Officers' Memorial, May 2 at 1 pm (Photo)
Ore. Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 04/17/17 2:04 PM
Engraving Ceremony
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The Oregon Fallen Law Enforcement Officers' Memorial Ceremony is a significant event that the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is proud to host each year in partnership with Oregon C.O.P.S. and Oregon's various statewide law enforcement associations.

The State's fallen law enforcement officer memorial ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 1 PM at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem. We ask that you please place this important date on your calendars and attend this event which honors our fallen.

The memorial honors 183 fallen Oregon law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty since the 1880s. This includes officers from city, county, state, tribal and federal law enforcement agencies who have served as law enforcement officers, corrections officers, and parole and probation officers.

The Oregon Board on Public Safety Standards and Training (BPSST) approved the addition of one officer's name during the 2017 ceremony. It is the goal of the Board to honor and remember the sacrifices of all of Oregon's fallen officers and the families they left behind. Below is information on the officer being added.

Sergeant Jason Goodding of the Seaside Police Department will be honored during this year's state ceremony. His name was recently etched into the Memorial under the watchful eye of law enforcement honor guard members.

Sgt. Goodding was 39 years of age and on patrol with the Seaside Police Department when he was shot and killed on Friday, February 5, 2016, at approximately 9:20 pm in the 300 block of Broadway while taking 55-year-old Phillip Ferry into custody on a warrant tied to an earlier assault on a police officer. Authorities said Ferry fired one shot at Goodding, a 13-year Seaside police veteran. Another officer with Goodding returned fire. Goodding died later Friday at a Clatsop County hospital.

Sgt. Gooding, a thirteen-year veteran of the Seaside Police Department, is survived by his wife and two daughters.

The Governor's Law Enforcement Medal of Ultimate Sacrifice was presented to Sgt. Goodding's family by Governor Kate Brown during the memorial ceremony on February 12, 2016.

Seaside Police Sergeant Jason Goodding (DPSST# 43017) is the 183rd Oregon law enforcement officer to has died in the line of duty since the first was recorded in the 1880s.

For more information on the Oregon Fallen Law Enforcement Officer Memorial please visit: http://www.oregon.gov/DPSST/AT/pages/olememorial.aspx

We hope that your schedule will allow you to join us on this special day. If you have any questions, or need additional assistance, please let us know.

## Background Information on the DPSST ##

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) operates the Oregon Public Safety Academy which spans more than 235 acres in Salem. The Academy is nationally recognized for its innovative training programs and active stakeholder involvement. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director, and Sheriff Jason Myers of the Marion County Sheriff's Office serves as the Chair of the Board. The department implements minimum standards established by the Board for the training and certification of more than 40,000 city, tribal, county 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 25,000 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.


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County advisory group to state forestry meets April 21
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 04/17/17 1:39 PM
News Release


Release date: April 17, 2017

Contact:
Sherron Lumley, Public Affairs Specialist, Salem, 503-945-7427
Mike Totey, Acting State Forests Division Chief, Salem, 503-945-7351


The Forest Trust Lands Advisory Committee will meet April 21 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Oregon Department of Forestry's Headquarters, Santiam Room, Building D, 2600 State St., Salem. Items on the committee's agenda include reports on state forests annual operations planning for the upcoming fiscal year and growth and yield modeling. The meeting agenda is available on the department's web site at http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/Board/Pages/FTLAC.aspx.

The Forest Trust Lands Advisory Committee is comprised of seven county commissioners representing 15 Oregon counties where state forestlands are located. The FTLAC is a statutorily established committee that advises the Board of Forestry on matters related to forestland managed by ODF.

Members of the public may attend the meeting and an opportunity for public comment is scheduled. Questions about accessibility or special accommodations for the meeting can be directed to the Oregon Department of Forestry at 503-945-7427.

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The Oregon Department of Forestry was founded in 1911. Today, it serves Oregonians by protecting, managing, and promoting stewardship of Oregon's forests to enhance environmental, economic, and community sustainability. ODF directly manages 800,000 acres of state-owned forestland, including the Clatsop, Santiam, and Tillamook forests in northwest Oregon and the Gilchrist and Sun Pass State forests east of the Cascades. The department's top priority is to provide fire protection on 16.2 million acres of private and public land. The 13th State Forester is Peter Daugherty, selected by the Board of Forestry in 2016.
Oregon Tech Geomatics Club takes Second Place in National Surveying Competition
Klamath Co. Chamber of Commerce - 04/17/17 9:53 AM
April 14, 2017, Klamath Falls, OR -- The Oregon Tech Geomatics Club, led by senior student Aquila Reed of Bend, OR and sophomore Mosier Locke of Dallas, OR, took second place in the annual National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) Surveying Competition, Baccalaureate Division that concluded March 13 in Washington, D.C.

The NSPS Student Competition is an annual event open to all two- and four-year Geomatics and Surveying degree programs across the country. In the fall, the student teams are given a theme, and then must design and complete a surveying project. The competition this year had three components: a technical paper that discusses the project; a poster session of that project that is displayed during the competition; and a 25-minute oral presentation of the project. A team of four independent judges from various parts of the country review the projects to determine the final rankings of the teams.

The theme for the 2017 was "High-Precision Vertical Control Applications." Working with the Oregon Tech Facilities Department, the Geomatics team prepared a High Precision Vertical Control Network in Boivin Hall. Located at the Southwest corner of Oregon Tech's Klamath Falls campus, Boivin Hall was built in 1974 and the construction required that a portion of the building was installed on fill soil, and the design of the building has a basement that is not as large as the ground level floor. These factors combined to create a "less than stable" ground surface for the building. On September 20, 1993, two earthquakes, measuring 5.9 and 6.0, were experienced in the Klamath Falls area. While the impact to the campus was minimal, there was observed damage to Boivin Hall. The damage was limited to minor cracking in the first floor slabs and surrounding sidewalks, along with misalignment of some interior doorways and walls.

The purpose of the project was to design a control survey to determine any future movement of Boivin Hall. The project resulted in 41 precise control points that can monitor any vertical movement of less than 1 millimeter. This project can also be used by campus Facilities to be a prototype for other buildings on campus.

In addition to Aquila and Moiser, many other students participated in the project including Katie Singleton (Portland, OR), Bryan Mayberry (Lotus, CA), Cindy Irvin (Richland, WA), Josh Peach (Medford, OR), Daniel Undell (Bandon, OR), Riley Edwards (Chehalis, WA), Cole Davis (McKinleyville, CA) and Michael Ness (Klamath Falls, OR). Many faculty provided technical support and consultation including Dr. CJ Riley, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering; Jack Walker, PLS, Professor of Geomatics; and Mason Marker, Associate Professor of Geomatics. Mitch Duryea, PLS, Online Education Adjunct, served as faculty advisor for the team and attended the competition with them.

For more information about Oregon Tech's Geomatics program, visit www.oit.edu/academics/degrees/geomatics.

About Oregon Tech
Founded in Klamath Falls in 1947, Oregon Institute of Technology is the premier public polytechnic university the Pacific Northwest. Oregon Tech provides degree programs in engineering, technology health technologies, management, communication, and applied sciences that prepare students to be effective participants in their professional, public, and international communities through hands-on, applied learning. Oregon Tech has a full-service, residential campus in Klamath Falls, an urban, industry-focused campus in Wilsonville, an Online campus, as well as other degree delivery sites in Salem and at Seattle-Boeing. Visit www.oit.edu to learn more about Oregon Institute of Technology.
National Volunteer Week Recognition
Klamath Co. Chamber of Commerce - 04/17/17 9:40 AM
In the spirit of National Volunteer Week, Citizens For Safe Schools would like to recognize and thank our dedicated volunteers for lending their time, talent, and support in service to the children in our community who need it most. Through their efforts, we are creating opportunities for character development, fostering positive decision making, reducing juvenile delinquency, and investing in the success of our future leaders.

Citizens For Safe Schools pairs youth one-to-one with supportive Mentors who model and encourage trustworthiness, accountability, and healthy communication to improve school achievement and conduct. Given opportunities to develop meaningful relationships with a supportive adult, youth are less likely to engage in high-risk or violent behaviors and see profound improvements in grades, school attendance, social development and mental health.

Thank you Mentors, for inspiring our youth to achieve greater resiliency and wellness. We are indebted to your selfless generosity and commitment to the safety of our schools, students, and community.

Citizens For Safe Schools 2016-2017 Mentors

Brian Woodard
Jerry Enman
Jessie Billings
Ashley Cleland
Roy Robinson
Chuck Cortesi
Nora Avery-Page
Royce Mace
David Menken
Stephanie Sullivan
Skyler Hunt
Erin Banks
Shelly Conley
Oscar Herrera
Christina Hunter
Noemi Perez
Justin Schultz
Vicki Partridge-Hiland
Dave Martinez
Stephanie Machado
Tayler Roux
Marilyn Geaney
Garrick Beat
Brigitte Marker
Marc Hawthorne
Greg Wall
Julee Tappero
Dakota Massey
Lois Trelease
Tod Bankston
Calandra Frederick
Jennifer Aguirre
Amy Holweger
Nicole O'Hair
Tamara Walker
Janine Henry
Lou Levison
Linda Levison
Cynthia King
OSP Investigating Fatal Traffic Crash off US 101 in Coos County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/17/17 7:22 AM
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On Sunday April 16, 2017 at approximately 4:30 PM, OSP was notified of a single occupant vehicle crash on Highway 101 at mile post 243 southbound. Evidence indicated a red 2008 Hyundai SUV left the roadway and entered the soft shoulder. The SUV entered a ditch, became airborne for a short distance before making contact with the ground, rolling and coming to an uncontrolled rest in some trees overhanging a creek.

The driver was identified as 66 year old Thomas A. EYRICH of Coquille. The driver succumbed to injuries sustained during the crash and pronounced deceased at the scene. Investigation is ongoing. There were no other occupants in the vehicle and no other vehicles were involved in this crash.

OSP was assisted by Millington and Green Acres Fire Department, Coos County Medical Examiner and ODOT.


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Coquille Woman Loses Life in Early Morning Crash in Coos County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/16/17 3:25 PM
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On Sunday, April 16, 2017 at approximately 4:15am, OSP learned of a single-vehicle crash, down an embankment off Hwy 42 near milepost 6. An OSP Trooper was called in early and arrived at the scene at approximately 5:00am and determined the vehicle had been eastbound when it left the roadway on the eastbound side, traveled down an embankment and crashed into a tree. The driver was identified as 22 year old Shayla Marie COLEMAN and was found to have succumbed to her injuries upon arrival of emergency personnel.

There were no other occupants in the vehicle and no other vehicles were involved in this crash. Early investigation points to fatigue as being a possible cause. OSP was assisted by Millington and Green Acres Fire Departments, Coos County SO, Myrtle Point PD and ODOT.


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OSP Arrests Driver after Reckless Driving and Elude across Multiple Southern Oregon Counties (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/16/17 12:47 PM
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On April 15, 2017, at about 7:00 AM an attempt to stop a 2016 Mazda passenger car traveling northbound at 130 mph in a 55mph speed zone near MP 30 on Interstate 5 in Jackson County was discontinued by OSP for public safety reasons.

At about 7:40 AM, the vehicle was later located near MP 60 northbound on Interstate 5 in Josephine County parked along the roadway. When the driver was contacted in the vehicle by OSP in a high risk stop and told he wasn't free to leave, the driver sped off at a high rate of speed. Again the pursuit was discontinued for public safety reasons.

At about 8:00 AM, the vehicle was observed traveling northbound on Interstate 5 in excess of 100 mph near MP 106 in Douglas County by a Myrtle Creek Police Officer and an Oregon State Trooper. A pursuit again was initiated and then discontinued while efforts were made to coordinate with several other police units to utilize spike strips.

During this time, the vehicle eventually got stuck behind traffic and stopped in the fast lane near MP 115. The driver was subsequently arrested by OSP without further incident for Felony Elude and Reckless Driving.

The male operator of the vehicle, Manoel Batista DOS SANTOS (29) of Los Angeles, was lodged at the Douglas County Jail for Reckless Driving and Felony Elude and was cited for a speeding violation and Felony Elude in Jackson County and Felony Elude in Josephine County. There were no passengers in the vehicle.

Where the criminal episode was terminated in Douglas County, OSP was assisted by the Myrtle Creek Police Department and the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.


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OSP Investigating Double Fatality Crash Hwy 18 near McMinnville (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/16/17 8:46 AM
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On Saturday, April 15, 2017 at approximately 3:20pm, OSP responded to the report of a two vehicle head-on motor vehicle crash on Hwy 18 near milepost 49. This location is just east of McMinnville in Yamhill County.

Upon arrival OSP determined a silver 2016 Dodge Caravan operated by 59 year old William Eugene STOCKINGER and his passenger 65 year old Linda Louise STOCKINGER from Tualatin had been westbound on Hwy 18 when it crossed into the eastbound lane. A white 2016 Chevy Impala was operated by 54 year old, Marc Geoffrey SLOAN from Bellevue Washington had been eastbound and attempted to avoid, but was unable to avoid the nearly head-on collision.

The impact caused the Impala to rotate and flip over the guardrail and down an embankment. SLOAN was pronounced deceased at the scene. William STOCKINGER was transported by ground ambulance for serious injuries and is being treated at a Portland area hospital. Linda STOCKINGER, who had been unrestrained in the rear of the van, was transported by air ambulance to a Portland area hospital for critical injuries, where she succumbed to her injuries died. Both SLOAN and William STOCKINGER had been using their safety restraints.

OSP is continuing the investigation and no determination has been made regarding the cause of the crash. Additional information will be released as it becomes available. OSP was assisted by the McMinnville PD, Yamhill County SO, McMinnville Fire Department and ODOT. Hwy 18 was closed for approximately six hours during the investigation and reopened just after 9:00pm.


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OSP Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Crash near Grants Pass
Oregon State Police - 04/16/17 7:52 AM
On April 15, 2017 at approximately 7:57pm, OSP troopers and emergency personnel responded to a pedestrian hit by a semi-truck on Interstate 5 near milepost 58. This location is on the edge of the city of Grants Pass at the milepost 58 interchange.

Preliminary investigation indicates a red 2013 Kenworth semi-tractor towing a box trailer, operated by Francisco DIAZ of Marysville, California, was traveling southbound on Interstate 5 in the right lane. A pedestrian, 54 year old Leta BAERTSCHIGER from Grants Pass, was walking in the right lane for unknown reasons. DIAZ was unable to avoid BAERTSCHIGER and struck her in the roadway.

BAERTSCHIGER was pronounced deceased on scene. DIAZ was uninjured and cooperated with investigators while a reconstruction was completed. Both southbound lanes were shut down for approximately one hour following the crash before one lane was reopened for traffic. Approximately one and a half hours after the crash the second lane was opened. A detour was set up during the investigation.

OSP was assisted at the scene by ODOT and the Grants Pass Fire Department. The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety also assisted with traffic control for the detour in town.