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Thu. 02/23/17
Josephine Man Arrested After Brief Standoff (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 02/23/17 5:09 PM
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On February 23, 2017, at about 9:00 a.m., TY RAY NUNES, age 34, from Grants Pass was taken into custody after a brief standoff in Josephine County.

NUNES has been the subject of an extensive search for many months because of the numerous criminal activities he has been involved in, to include Felony Eludes, Robberies, Federal Warrants and Narcotics. The Oregon State Police learned NUNES may be at a residence in the 700 block of Cienaga Lane in Josephine County and responded to the area.

Additional law enforcement also responded and assisted in taking NUNES into custody after a brief standoff.

During the past few weeks law enforcement arrested seven other individuals while attempting to locate and arrest NUNES.

The Oregon State Police was assisted by Grants Pass Department of Public Safety, Josephine County Sheriff's office, Medford Police Department, Josephine County Parole and Probation, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement and Rogue Area Drug Enforcement.


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Oregon Dairy Farmers Convention A Success (Photo)
Oregon Dairy Farmers Assn. - 02/23/17 4:48 PM
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Oregon Dairy Farmers Association Convention Off to a Rousing Start
Author -- Michael Davis

February 23, 2017 -- Salem, Oregon - The Oregon Dairy Farmers Association hosted a two day convention at the Salem Convention Center on February 20-21. Highlights from the first General Session:
There was learning and laughter aplenty Monday at the opening session of the 2017 Oregon Dairy Farmers Association convention in downtown Salem.
Dairy farmers from across the state descended on the Salem Convention Center to renew acquaintances, browse industry displays and exhibits, and attend two waves of afternoon workshops on topics of high interest.
More than 350 delegates were registered for the convention, and spirits were high after keynote speaker Steve Gilliland addressed attendees to the luncheon. Gilliland, a comedian and author, regaled the audience with stories about his Bible-thumping mother, academically challenged (but athletically gift) son, and the hand signal he uses to order a cold one while mowing the lawn.
Marion County Commission Kevin Cameron welcomed the visitors to the state capitol and the county. "You are the hardest-working people I know of," he said, noting that there is no relief from the daily rituals of sustaining a dairy farm. "Cows don't take a vacation, and they certainly don't celebrate President's Day.
Out-of-state visitors were treated to a rare February "Oregon sun break" Monday afternoon, as the rain clouds parted for a brief period. Daylight steamed through the glassed-in upper floor of the convention, where representatives from 40 entities were showing their wares and telling their stories.
Among the highlights of the breakout sessions was a panel of working farm wives who talked about the role women play in the dairy industry. The panelists touched on the challenges of dealing with intergenerational struggles, in-laws and having a spouse as a business partner.
The first day concluded with a wine and cheese reception, dinner, an ice cream social and a performance by the Foggy Bottom Boys.
The schedule for Day Two of the convention included a 9 a.m. general session of transparency within the agriculture and food system.
As it was on Monday, there was a milk break scheduled to allow attendees to sample an array of frozen and chilled treats donated by processors around the State featuring the milk produced by the 228 dairy farms here in Oregon.

The Oregon Dairy Farmers Association is located in Salem. The Association has been proudly serving Oregon's Dairy farmers since 1892.
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Attached Media Files: Steve Gilliland , Marion County Commissioner Kevin Cameron
Oregon Dairy Farmers Convention Focuses on the Contribution of Dairy Wives (Photo)
Oregon Dairy Farmers Assn. - 02/23/17 4:46 PM
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Oregon Dairy Farmers Association Convention Focus on Issues Including Dairy Wives who bring so much to their Dairy Farm Operations
Author -- Michael Davis
February 23, 2017 -- Salem, Oregon - The Oregon Dairy Farmers Association hosted a two day convention at the Salem Convention Center on February 20-21.
A panel of well-informed women spoke candidly about the joys and struggles of dairy farming during a convention workshop Monday afternoon.
Attendees heard four farm wives share their experiences of working in the dairy industry.
It can be trying when frictions in the barns hit home, they said.
"It's super hard to see my son get yelled at by his dad," said Susan Pierson, a fourth-generation farmer. As both mother and wife, she is often a sounding board when things get overheated. "I have to do a lot of listening and not a lot of talking. But later I might say something to my husband like, 'You know, you were a little hard on him..."
"I feel like I'm in the middle a lot," said Julie Lourenzo, who shares the workload with her husband and other family members. When conflict arises, "I talk to both sides and try to work it out."
"I brought a husband into the job," said panel moderator Bobbi Frost, who is familiar with that uncomfortable space between the spouse you love and the parents who raised you.
The audience responded to a frank discussion about whether the panelists encouraged their children to pursue farming.
Sarah Rocha, mother of four boys, said she chose to allow her children to find their path. "The more you push, the more they push back," she said.
Rocha runs the calf operation on a farm with 600-650 cows and 150 goats.
"I pushed my sons away from the dairy," said Pierson, an organic farmer for 12 years. But as it was with other panelists, some children decide to join the family business after a time. Of one son she said, "All of a sudden he came to us and said he wanted to come back."
In response to a question about when how to draw the line between work and family time, Lourenzo said she knows she has reached her limit when she begins to voice complaints. "If you are going to complain, it's a sign you are doing too much," she said.
A highlight of the breakout session was when moderator Frost, who brought along her 11-month-old daughter, Max, to the convention, said she "felt like Superman" on a day when she completed her work while toting an infant around the farm.
Then she provided the quote of the afternoon with an observation about childbirth.
"One day my husband said to me that getting hit in the nuts is worse than having a baby. "
How so, she wondered?
"You want another baby, right?" he said. "But you don't hear me saying I want someone to hit me in the nuts again."
The Oregon Dairy Farmers Association is located in Salem. The Association has been proudly serving Oregon's Dairy farmers since 1892.
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Oregon Dairy Farmers Association Convention Offers Relevant Educational Sessions and Honors Senator Betsy Johnson (Photo)
Oregon Dairy Farmers Assn. - 02/23/17 4:39 PM
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Oregon Dairy Farmers Association Convention CONFRONTS ONLINE TROLLS, CONSUMER SKEPTICISM and HONORS SENATOR BETSY JOHNSON
Author -- Michael Davis

February 23, 2017 -- Salem, Oregon - The Oregon Dairy Farmers Association hosted a two day convention at the Salem Convention Center on February 20-21. Highlights from the second day:
Day Two of the Oregon Dairy Farmers Association annual convention confronted some of the contemporary challenges of 21st Century business life.
Keynote speaker J. J. Jones of The Center for Food Integrity urged attendees at Tuesday's opening session to gain the trust of dairy consumers with see-through practices and policies. "Transparency is no longer optional," he said. "It's a basic consumer expectation."
Jones, a skilled communicator who spoke fluidly and without notes, provided plentiful takeaway suggestions on how Oregon's dairy farmers can provide more answers and access to their businesses. He encouraged a culture that would "embrace consumer skepticism" by responding to questions openly, clearly and accurately. Doing so can enhance the credibility of a dairy business, he said.
At a filled-to-capacity breakout session, social media savant and "agvocator" Cody Nicholson Stratton provided lists of practical do's and don'ts for dairy farmers who wish to reach their online followers and customers via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. "The best story is always the true one," he said. "Be clear about what you want to achieve, be genuine and set goals."
Stratton urged audience members not to "fly off the handle" and "act like spider monkeys" when online trolls try to provoke with incendiary posts. Instead, he said, "hug your hater" and shrug off the unwelcome messages with a benign response or no response at all.
State Sen. Betsy Johnson, a Democrat from Scappoose, received the ODFA's Distinguished Service Award during lunch-hour ceremonies. In accepting the award, she vowed to "fight the bad stuff and support the good stuff" during the 2017 legislative session and beyond.
The ODFA also honored activist farmer Bobbi Frost for her service to the organization in helping to defeat Measure 97 in the November, 2016 election. The measure would have imposed a corporate minimum tax on businesses whose sales exceed $25 million.
The noontime crowd had time to bid on a colorful array of cow-themed silent auction items.
Following the ODFA annual meeting and second round of breakout sessions, convention participants enjoyed a beer and cheese reception and the annual Oregon Dairy Women Dinner and Scholarship Auction.

The Oregon Dairy Farmers Association is located in Salem. The Association has been proudly serving Oregon's Dairy farmers since 1892.


Attached Media Files: Cody Nicholson Stratton
Oregon Dairy Farmers Convention Features Seriously Funny Speaker (Photo)
Oregon Dairy Farmers Assn. - 02/23/17 4:35 PM
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Oregon Dairy Farmers Association Convention Features SERIOUSLY FUNNY SPEAKER'S ADVICE:
BE MINDFUL OF YOUR PASSION AND PURPOSE
Author -- Michael Davis
February 23, 2017 -- Salem, Oregon - The Oregon Dairy Farmers Association hosted a two day convention at the Salem Convention Center on February 20-21. Highlights from the first General Session:
Years after a painful divorce, Steve Gilliland began seeing a flight attendant.
For their second date, which included tickets directly behind the glass at a Pittsburgh Penguins hockey game, she opened the door wearing jeans and a sweatshirt.
Gilliland said she looked great, but it was what was written on the sweatshirt that got his attention: "Marry me. Fly free."
Gilliland has gotten a lot of mileage out of that story through the years. The well-traveled comedian and professional speaker shared the tale Monday afternoon during the annual Oregon Dairy Farmers Association convention. He was the day's keynote speaker.
The North Carolina-based comic is the author of a small library of inspirational books that grew out of his confessional storytelling and practiced stagecraft.
Gilliland does not suffer fools easily. When a lethargic employee at a Taco Bell told him he was "burnt out," the comedian said that was impossible. "I don't think you've ever been lit."
Wherever he goes, Gilliland poses the same question to the audience: Who were the five most influential people in your life?
Gilliland's "King James version" of a mother, a self-styled attack evangelist, made his influential list, as did his one-time secretary, an outrageous character who once said, "A closed mouth gathers no feet."
Gilliland, a one-time baseball broadcaster and former scholarship athlete at Florida State University, posits that your legacy can be determined by the number of individuals who would place you on their list of five.
When things go south in life, Gilliland's mother said there are only two sets of outcomes. "You can be bitter or better, stronger or weaker."
He offered that advice to his audience of dairy farmers and exhibitors, exhorting the attendees to keep the passion burning about their chosen profession and to be mindful of purpose.
The hour-plus talk ended with an admission from Gilliland that he married that flight attendant.
And they've been flying ever since.

The Oregon Dairy Farmers Association is located in Salem. The Association has been proudly serving Oregon's Dairy farmers since 1892.

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Attached Media Files: Steve Gilliland
Boy Scouts Honor Drs. Bud and Selma Pierce for Lifetime of Philanthropy - Feb 28 (Photo)
VanNatta Public Relations - 02/23/17 12:31 PM
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SALEM, OR (Feb. 23, 2017) - Cascade Pacific Council, Boy Scouts of America (BSA) will host a breakfast Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 7 a.m. at the Salem Convention Center. The public is invited to attend the breakfast. While the breakfast is free, a donation will be requested. Registration is required. Call 503-581-6601 to register.

At the breakfast, the Scoutmaster of Philanthropy Award will be given to Drs. Bud and Selma Pierce in recognition of their philanthropic contributions in Oregon, and in the Willamette Valley in particular. Dick Withnell will be the keynote speaker. The event will also feature the posting of the colors by a local Boy Scout troop, presentation by B.S.A. executives, and a video of scouting programs and accomplishments.

The Cascade Pacific Council of BSA is honored to recognize the Pierce's extraordinary contributions this year. Their example as philanthropic leaders is inspiring. Last year the family of the late Larry Epping received the award.

Locally the BSA serves over 21,000 youth aged 6 to 21 in their various programs. Scouting teaches youth life and leadership skills using the outdoors as the classroom.


Attached Media Files: Doctors Bud and Selma Pierce
Man Injured on Interstate 5
Oregon State Police - 02/23/17 8:05 AM
In the early morning hours on February 23, 2017 the Oregon State Police responded to a call of a male on Interstate 5 near milepost 34 in Jackson County. The subject was eventually located, had injuries and was transported to Rogue Regional Medical Center for treatment. There are additional law enforcement personnel in the area of Gold Hill attempting to locate possible suspect(s).

If anyone has any information regarding this incident they are asked to call the Oregon State Police Dispatch Center at 541-664-4600.
24th annual SIP! McMinnville Wine & Food Classic Sponsored by Pacific Seafood at the Evergreen Space Museum on March 10 - 12, 2017
Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum - 02/23/17 7:56 AM
McMinnville, OR -- The beloved McMinnville Wine & Food Classic, which has grown to become one of the largest and most influential wine and food festivals in Oregon's wine country, returns for its 24th year under the expansive roof of the Evergreen Space Museum in McMinnville, Oregon. More than 170 exhibitors include over 70 wineries, more than a dozen food vendors, distillers, cideries, and breweries are scheduled to pour and serve their unique products to thousands of attendees from March 10-12, 2017, making the Classic one of the largest and best attended indoor wine and food events in the state.

Nicknamed SIP, the event is a dedicated fundraiser for McMinnville's St. James School that has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars that go directly towards programs benefiting the school's children. Organized and staffed entirely by volunteers, the Classic is one of the largest community events of the year in McMinnville and marshals the resources of one of Oregon's friendliest and most cohesive communities. More than 5,000 people are expected to attend the 3-day festival, some who have returned every year since the festival began in 1993 as a small gathering at the McMinnville Armory.

"It's a great festival," said Rich Washburn, Vice-President of Eola Hills Wine Cellars, a long-time Classic exhibitor. "We get a lot of wine-savvy customers who come not only from across the state but from across the country. It's a great way to spend a day or more."

For wine lovers, the Classic offers truly unique choices for both tasting and purchasing of wines from throughout the state of Oregon. Willamette Valley standouts like Methven Family Vineyards & Winery, Eola Hills Wine Cellars, and Willamette Valley Vineyards will be on hand to pour their exceptional Pinot Noirs, Pinot Gris, Chardonnays, and other varietals, alongside smaller, hard-to-find labels like Varnum Vintners, J.L. Kiff Vineyard, Denison Cellars, and Armonea Winery. Brands from Southern Oregon such as Troon, Hillcrest Vineyard, and Misty Oaks Vineyard bring the state's diverse bounty of wines to McMinnville for easy tasting and comparison. There are presently over 70 wineries signed up to exhibit, representing virtually all of the AVAs of Oregon. As with previous Classics, the wine buying experience is unparalleled as patrons' purchases are staged at a convenient booth for quick check-out and delivery to their cars.

Sponsor, Golden Valley Brewery, will offer selections of their craft beers, and distilleries like Vinn, Big Bottom, and McMenamin's Edgefield Distillery will pour samples of some of the craft spirits that are making Oregon a leader in custom, small-batch distilling. Food vendors, from barbecue and seafood to baked goods, seasonings and Mexican food will return to round out the food and wine experience.

After entry, patrons pay for each tasting or food item on an individual basis. For information and to order tickets online, go to www.sipclassic.org. VIP Parking, Free Parking, and Portland and McMinnville Shuttles will be available. Check the website for details. www.sipclassic.org


ABOUT THE MCMINNVILLE WINE & FOOD CLASSIC:

- This year marks the festival's 24th consecutive year, and 10th in a row at the Evergreen Space Museum. The 3-day event is one of the longest public food and wine events in the state of Oregon. Hours are Friday, 3 to 9 p.m.; Saturday noon to 9 p.m.; Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Ample parking is available, and there will be shuttles from McMenamin's Hotel Oregon, downtown McMinnville.

- Some of the exhibits are cleared from the floor of the Evergreen Space Museum and vendors are interspersed with exhibits like the SR-71 Blackbird, the Titan II Missile and others, making it one of the largest indoor food and wine festivals in the state. Overhead exhibits of rockets and spacecraft add to the atmosphere. Next door on the Evergreen campus is the Evergreen Aviation Museum, with its flagship artifact, the Spruce Goose airplane built by Howard Hughes.

- Over 170 exhibitors are currently signed up, including more than 70 wineries, brewers, distillers, food vendors and crafts that include painting, sculpture, decorative metal and wood-works. Patrons are able to purchase bottles and cases of their favorite wines, with an easy and efficient checkout system that streamlines the purchasing process.

- Tickets for the event are $20 general admission, $17 Seniors and designated drivers. There will be a $3 discount coupon for Friday March 10th. 3-day passes are $36. Early Bird Discounts for tickets purchased prior to 1-15-17 at $15 General Admission, $14 Senior and Designated Driver, and $32 for a 3- day pass.

- General admission is $20/person

- The festival continues to be a major fundraiser for the St. James School of McMinnville, and marshals the resources of 100s of volunteers from the community.

- Dozens of wines are entered for judging resulting in Gold, Silver, Bronze and Best-in-Show awards.

- McMinnville Wine & Food Classic Website: www.sipclassic.org

- View the "The Classic Video" on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMze30uDbM0

- Sponsors include Pacific Seafood, Davidson Benefits Planning, Les Schwab, Golden Valley Brewery, McMenamin's Hotel Oregon, Gormley Plumbing and Mechanical, First Federal, Kathleen's Hallmark Shop, Moreland Oil Co, and Albertsons -- Safeway.
Wed. 02/22/17
Woman Missing from Lincoln City Area - Lincoln County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 02/22/17 5:43 PM
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On the evening of February 21, 2017, Lincoln City Police Department received a report that Lynette Kay PROPST, age 60, of Lincoln City, had been missing for a few days. PROPST was last contacted by text message on February 19, 2017.

Deputies from the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office located PROPST's 2002 Nissan Pathfinder parked and unoccupied in Rocky Creek State Park. A note in the window indicated that the Nissan had broken down and she would return for it soon.

A search of the area was conducted by the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, Depoe Bay Fire and Rescue, and the United States Coast Guard. PROPST was not located and a search is on-going.

Oregon State Police is seeking the public's help in identifying any witnesses or the whereabouts of PROPST. Anyone with information is urged to call the Oregon State Police Dispatch Center at 503-375-3555.

PROPST is described as 5 feet 5 inches tall, 113 pounds, brown hair and brown eyes. More information will be released when it becomes available.


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Public Health Advisory Board ad-hoc subcommittee to meet March 6 by webinar
Oregon Health Authority - 02/22/17 4:52 PM
February 22, 2017

Program contact: Cara Biddlecom, 971-673-2284, cara.m.biddlecom@state.or.us

What: A special ad-hoc subcommittee meeting of the Public Health Advisory Board

Agenda: Discussion about guiding principles for legislation

When: Monday, March 6, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the public via webinar at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8266406974935496706. The public also can listen via conference call at 1-877-848-7030, access code 2030826.

Oregon's Public Health Advisory Board provides guidance for Oregon's governmental public health system and oversees the implementation of public health modernization and Oregon's State Health Improvement Plan.

For more information, see the board's website at http://public.health.oregon.gov/PROVIDERPARTNERRESOURCES/LOCALHEALTHDEPARTMENTRESOURCES/Pages/ophab.aspx.

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Oregon Wildlife Foundation Donates ATVs to OSP to Support Wildlife Law Enforcement (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 02/22/17 3:44 PM
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The Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division recently received a donation of three ATV's from the Oregon Wildlife Foundation. The three ATV's will allow the Troopers to cover more area and be more effective in the enforcement of the Fish and Wildlife laws. The Oregon State Police is very appreciative of the donation by the Oregon Wildlife Foundation and their continued support.

Attached is the press release from the Oregon Wildlife Foundation and link below.

http://www.oregon-wildlife.org/single-post/2017/02/21/Donation-supports-commitment-to-combat-wildlife-crime-in-Oregon


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Intersate 5 Closed on Siskiyous
Oregon State Police - 02/22/17 12:25 PM
Interstate 5 is currently closed due to rock slides and snow. Traffic is being held in both the southbound and northbound directions at this time from milepost 14 to the California border.

For road conditions and restrictions use tripcheck.com for the most current and up to date information.
Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival designated an Oregon Heritage Tradition
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 02/22/17 9:10 AM
The Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival, an all-volunteer run community event, marks its 50th anniversary this year with an Oregon Heritage Tradition designation by the Oregon Heritage Commission.

Other Oregon Heritage Traditions include the Oregon State Fair, the Pendleton Round-Up, the Woodburn Fiesta Mexicana, and the Portland Greek Festival.

"The designation recognizes those traditions that have helped define the state," said Eric Martin, the commission's chair. "This event truly celebrates what is local heritage in Oregon."

The Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival started in 1968 as a celebration of the summer solstice and all things Scandinavian on Oregon's North Coast. Operated by the Astoria Scandinavian Heritage Association, this three day festival is held annually during the third weekend in June at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds east of Astoria.

The festival attracts thousands of visitors from near and far who are interested in exploring the rich culture and heritage of the Scandinavian countries. From its popular Finnish pancake breakfast to the Running of the Trolls, the festival abounds with educational opportunities in areas of customs, language, and the arts. In addition to traditional handicraft and food booths, entertainment is provided by Scandinavian musical, dance, and theater groups.

Loran Mathews, Astoria Scandinavian Heritage Association President, and Leila Collier, 2017 Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival Chair, remarked in a joint statement: "We thank the Oregon Historical Commission for this prestigious honor and invite all Oregonians and visitors to share our traditions and heritage by attending our festival."

An Oregon Heritage Tradition must have been in continuous operation for more than 50 years, demonstrate a public profile and reputation that distinguishes it from more routine events, and add to the livability and identity of the state. A list of Tradition designations is available at http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/pages/oht.aspx.

The Oregon Heritage Commission coordinates efforts to solve statewide heritage issues through grants, education, and advocacy, and also promotes heritage tourism efforts. ###


Attached Media Files: Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival Oregon Heritage Tradition designation
January 2017 storms unload chilling number of slip and fall injuries
SAIF - 02/22/17 8:27 AM
Summary: SAIF reports more slips, trips, and fall claims last month than the past five Januarys combined.
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As a result of the heavy snow and ice statewide last month, more Oregon workers suffered slips, trips, and falls than in any recent January, according to SAIF data.

More than 700 workers filed claims with SAIF for injuries due to slips, trips, and falls in ice and snow in January, far exceeding the nearly 250 injuries in January 2016--in fact, there were more slips, trips, and falls this January related to ice and snow than in the past five Januarys combined. Slips, trips, and falls due to ice and snow made up 21 percent of all claims SAIF received this January.

With more snow in the forecast for parts of Oregon this week, SAIF again wants to remind Oregonians to take it easy walking on snow, slush, and ice. This includes walking like a penguin--we have a demonstration on how, here: https://youtu.be/eOlrFVDRAjM --and creating an inclement weather procedure for your company. Workers and employers can find more cold weather safety tips at http://www.saif.com/news/inclement-weather-can-mean-an-increase-in-injured-workers.html and additional resources on the saif.com "Safety and health" page.

About SAIF
SAIF is Oregon's not-for-profit workers' compensation insurance company. For more than 100 years, we've been taking care of injured workers, helping people get back to work, and striving to make Oregon the safest and healthiest place to work.
Tue. 02/21/17
Sexual Assault Investigation
Bend Police Dept. - 02/21/17 5:30 PM
Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Case # 2017-50717

Date & Time of Incident: 02/14/15 -- 0412 hours
Type of Incident: Sexual Assault Investigation
Location of Incident: Bend, Oregon

Suspect Information:

Christopher Michael Stout, 43 year old Prineville Resident

Victim:

15 year old juvenile

Narrative:

On February 14 Bend Police Officers and Detectives learned that 42 year old Michael Stout arranged a sexual encounter with a 15 year old juvenile. The meeting took place at the Bend Double Tree Hotel in January 2017. The investigation revealed Stout met the juvenile on Tumblr, which is a social networking website. After the encounter at the motel, Stout made several other attempts to contact the juvenile through social networking sites.

On February 21st, 2017, Bend Police Detectives and Prineville Police Officers located and arrested Stout at his residence on SW 2nd St. in Prineville, Oregon. A search warrant was served at Stout's residence following his arrest. Numerous evidentiary items were seized during the service of the search warrant. Stout was lodged at the Deschutes County Jail on the listed charges.

The Bend Police Department actively participates in programs with our community partners to monitor, educate, and proactively investigate crimes against children.

Charges:
Sodomy in the 3rd Degree.....2 counts
Luring.....46 counts
Using Child in the Display of Sexually Explicit Conduct 163.670....4 counts
Encouraging Child Sex Abuse in the Second Degree....20 counts
Sex Abuse in the Third Degree.....2 counts
Possession of Methamphetamine.....1 count
OSP Seeks the Public's Help with a Wounding of a Deer in the Cherry Grove Area - Washington County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 02/21/17 5:17 PM
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The Oregon State Police and Oregon Hunters Association are seeking information about a blacktail doe which was shot with an arrow out of season. The incident occurred in the area of Cherry Grove, Oregon and was first noticed by neighbors on Saturday Feb 11, 2017.

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 deer, as well as many other species. The reward in this case is currently $500.

If you would like to report information about this incident please refer to State Police case number SP17048082.

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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Corrected News Release: Regional Forest Practice Committee to meet Feb. 22
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 02/21/17 4:50 PM
NOTE: This is a corrected news release to reflect that recommendations on streamside protection are for the eastern Oregon region.
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News Release

Release date: Feb. 21, 2017

Contact:
Jim Gersbach, Public Information Officer, Salem, 503-945-7245
Kyle Abraham, Deputy Chief, Private Forests Division, Salem, 503-945-7473


(PRINEVILLE, Ore.) The Eastern Oregon Regional Forest Practice Committee will submit its formal recommendations on streamside protection for the eastern Oregon region to the Oregon Department of Forestry during a public conference call on Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 10 to 11 a.m. Members of the public who wish to participate may do so at either of these two locations:

ODF's Eastern Oregon Area office
3501 East Third Street
Prineville, OR 97754

Sun Pass Conference Room
Oregon Department of Forestry, Building D
2600 State Street
Salem, OR 97310

ODF had previously asked the nine-member Committee last year to prepare its priorities as the agency looks at potential updates to streamside protection rules to benefit fish and wildlife and water quality eastern Oregon region. ODF is gathering the information from regional committees to help the Oregon Board of Forestry set priorities around stream protection in Oregon.

Public meetings
The public is welcome to attend the meeting. The meeting location 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.

About the Eastern Oregon Regional Forest Practice Committee
Regional Forest Practice committees are panels of citizens -- mandated under Oregon law -- that advise the Board of Forestry on current forestry issues and forest management approaches. Three Regional Forest Practice committees serve the Eastern, Northwest and Southwest regions of the state. They were created by the Oregon Forest Practices Act in 1971. Under Oregon law, a majority of Regional Forest Practice committee members are private forest landowners and logging or forest operations companies.

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***Update 2*** Name released in Officer Involved Shooting - Jackson County
Oregon State Police - 02/21/17 4:05 PM
The suspect involved is identified as Justin Daniel LOPEZ, age 21, of Central Point. He remains in the hospital in critical condition-no further information is available.

All future information will be released and at the direction of the Jackson County District Attorney's office.

End of update

Previous Release:

On February 19th, 2017, at about 3:00am, a Central Point Police Officer attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle for traffic violations in the area of E. Pine St. and the I-5 overpass. The vehicle eluded the officer and eventually came to a stop in Don Jones Park off of Hamrick Rd.

The driver of the eluding vehicle exited and approached the officer while holding a firearm. This resulted in the officer firing his duty weapon at the suspect. The suspect/driver was shot and transported to an area hospital for treatment of potentially life threatening injuries. The Officer was uninjured during the incident.

As per standard protocol, the Jackson County Major Assault and Death Investigation Unit (MADIU) was activated and the Oregon State Police is leading the investigation in conjunction with the Jackson County District Attorney's Office.

MADIU is comprised of investigators from OSP, Medford Police Department, Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Central Point Police Department, Ashland Police Department and the Jackson County District Attorney's Office.

Investigators were assisted on scene by Mercy Flights, Fire District #3 and the Oregon State Police Crime Lab.

No further information is available for release at this time.

End Update

Previous Release:

On February 19, 2017 at about 3:00AM, a Central Point Police Officer attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation. The vehicle eventually stopped near the intersection of Vilas Rd. and Hamrick Rd.

An encounter occurred between the male operator of the vehicle and the Central Point Police Officer resulting in the officer firing his duty weapon. The male operator was shot and transported to an area hospital for treatment of potentially life threatening injuries. The male operator was believed to be in possession of a firearm at the time of the shooting.

The Jackson County Major Assault and Death Investigation Unit (MADIU) was activated and the Oregon State Police is leading the investigation per the request of the Jackson County District Attorney's Office.

MADIU is comprised of investigators from OSP, Medford Police Department, Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Central Point Police Department, Ashland Police Department and the Jackson County District Attorney's Office.

Investigators were assisted on scene by Mercy Flights, Fire District #3 and the Oregon State Police Crime Lab.

The investigation at the scene is nearly complete. Anyone who witnessed or heard the incident is asked to contact the Oregon State Police Dispatch Center at 541-664-4600.

There are no plans to hold a press briefing and no further information is available for release at this time.
Regional Forest Practices committees to meet during the last week of February in Roseburg and Prineville
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 02/21/17 4:03 PM
NOTE: Corrected news release. Subsequent corrections to the news release to reflect that recommendations on streamside protection are for the Siskiyou AND eastern Oregon regions.




News Release

Release date: Feb. 21, 2017

Contact:
Jim Gersbach, Public Information Officer, Salem, 503-945-7245
Kyle Abraham, Deputy Chief, Private Forests Division, Salem, 503-945-7473


(SALEM) Two Regional Forest Practice committees will submit their formal recommendations on streamside protection for the Siskiyou and eastern Oregon regions to the Oregon Department of Forestry during public conference calls in these dates and locations:

Wednesday, Feb. 22 -- 10 to 11 a.m.
ODF's Prineville District Office
3501 East Third St.
Prineville, OR 97754

Friday, Feb. 24 -- 9 to 10 a.m.
Douglas Forest Protective Association office
1758 NE Airport Way
Roseburg, OR 97470

The public can also participate in these conference calls at this location:

Sun Pass Conference Room
Oregon Department of Forestry, Building D
2600 State St.
Salem, OR 97310

ODF had previously asked the Southwest and Eastern Oregon committees last year to prepare their priorities as the agency looks at potential updates to streamside protection rules to benefit fish and wildlife and water quality in the Siskiyou region. ODF is gathering the information from regional committees to help the Oregon Board of Forestry set priorities around stream protection in Oregon.

Public meetings
The public is welcome to attend both meetings. The meeting locations are 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.

About the Regional Forest Practice Committees
Regional Forest Practice committees are panels of citizens -- mandated under Oregon law -- that advise the Board of Forestry on current forestry issues and forest management approaches. Three Regional Forest Practice committees serve the Northwest, Southwest and Eastern regions of the state. They were created by the Oregon Forest Practices Act in 1971. Under Oregon law, a majority of Regional Forest Practice committee members are private forest landowners and logging or forest operations companies. The Southwest Oregon Regional Forest Practice Committee is based in Roseburg and the Eastern Oregon Regional Forest Practice Committee in Prineville.

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OSP Traffic Stop Results in large Methamphetamine Seizure (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 02/21/17 3:38 PM
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On Monday, February 20, 2017 at approximately 1:45PM, an OSP Trooper stopped a 1999 Ford Expedition eastbound on I-84 near MP 71 for a traffic violation. The two occupants were identified as follows; the driver, 28 year old Edgar Vidal Nuno Naranjo from Rosarito, Mexico and passenger, 24 year old Oscar Arnulfo Fuller Leyva from Tijuana, Mexico.

During the course of the contact, the Trooper suspected the occupants were involved in criminal activity. Both Nuno Naranjo and Fuller Leyva provided their written consent to search the vehicle. Four large packages of suspected methamphetamine was discovered inside the vehicle in a cardboard box. The total approximate weight of the seized narcotics is 13.2 pounds.

Nuno Naranjo and Fuller Leyva were both taken into custody without incident and were lodged at Northern Oregon Corrections (NORCOR) in The Dalles. While the ultimate destination of these narcotics is uncertain, this seizure keeps a large quantity of narcotics from reaching our communities. OSP drug enforcement is continuing the investigation.

Photo credit of the suspects: NORCOR.
Photo credit of the narcotics: OSP.


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Insight school of Oregon - Painted Hills | Board of Directors Meeting
Insight School of Ore. - Painted Hills - 02/21/17 3:37 PM
Attention: The ISOR-PH school board will hold their next meeting on Thursday, February 23, 2017 @ 4:00pm.

The meeting 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
Oregon Cultural Trust donations top $4.5 million for second consecutive year (Photo)
Oregon Arts Commission - 02/21/17 2:20 PM
A Japanese display at the Four Rivers Cultural Center and Museum. The center received a 2017 Cultural Trust grant to preserve and digitize close to 50,000 local photos of Japanese Americans taken between 1945 and 1985.
A Japanese display at the Four Rivers Cultural Center and Museum. The center received a 2017 Cultural Trust grant to preserve and digitize close to 50,000 local photos of Japanese Americans taken between 1945 and 1985.
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Salem, Ore. -- Oregonians invested more than $4.55 million in the Oregon Cultural Trust in 2016, topping the $4.5 million mark for the second straight year. The funds will support cultural organizations across the state.

"Once again Oregonians have shown their commitment to protecting our famous quality of life," said Cultural Trust Executive Director Brian Rogers. "We are deeply grateful for their commitment to our shared cultural values."

"It's another exciting year for the Cultural Trust as our visibility and impact in communities across the state continues to grow," said Carole Morse, chair of the Cultural Trust Board of Directors. "We appreciate our donors making culture a priority during a very eventful year."

The total includes $395,787 raised through the Willamette Week Give!Guide, an 11 percent increase over 2015. It also includes an increase in corporate giving, including donations from Intel employees and a subsequent matching gift from the company totaling $38,575, and continued online giving growth.

The donation total for 2016 comes within a few thousand dollars, less than half of one percent, of matching record fundraising results for 2015.

More than half of the money raised will be distributed directly to Oregon's cultural groups this summer; the remainder will grow the Cultural Trust permanent fund. Cultural Trust grants are distributed through five Statewide Cultural Partners -- Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Heritage, Oregon Historical Society, Oregon Humanities and the Oregon State Office of Historic Preservation -- as well as to 45 county/tribal coalitions and directly to cultural nonprofits via Cultural Development Grants.

The more than 100 projects supported by the Cultural Trust in 2017 include:
Boom Arts' Portland presentation of "Spiritrials," a timely, imaginative theater production about racial profiling and drug sentencing laws;
South Coast Folk Society's creation of a permanent folk orchestra on the Southern Oregon Coast to enrich cultural life and bring new resources to local communities;
Four Rivers Cultural Center's preservation and digitalization of about 50,000 photographs of Japanese Americans taken between 1945 and 1985 by two local photographers, essential to the history of the Ontario community;
Oregon Shakespeare Festival's development, rehearsal, premiere and surrounding community partnerships for "Off the Rails" by Native American playwright Randy Reinholz;
A statewide tour by Literary Arts' 2017 Oregon Book Award-winning authors;
Musical instruction, leadership opportunities and positive adult mentorship for marginalized youth at Portland's My Voice Music;
OperaBend's performances of Puccini's "La Boheme" in rural Oregon communities;
Chetco Historical Memorial Committee's preservation of the remains of a prehistoric Native American site at the Port of Brookings Harbor;
Construction of a new gallery and performance venue at Portland's Japanese Garden; and
A dedicated teen programming room and digital media lab at The Dalles-Wasco County Library.

For a full list of Cultural Trust grant projects, visit www.culturaltrust.org.

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Attached Media Files: A Japanese display at the Four Rivers Cultural Center and Museum. The center received a 2017 Cultural Trust grant to preserve and digitize close to 50,000 local photos of Japanese Americans taken between 1945 and 1985. , My Voice Music received a 2017 Cultural Trust grant for music instruction, leadership opportunities and positive adult mentorship for marginalized youth.
Marijuana tax collections numbers updated
Oregon Dept. of Revenue - 02/21/17 2:00 PM
SALEM, Ore.--The Department of Revenue received $5.3 million in marijuana tax payments in January 2017. This puts the state's total marijuana tax collections at $65.4 million. Additional marijuana tax data is available at www.oregon.gov/dor/stats.
For more information about state and local recreational marijuana taxes, visit www.oregon.gov/dor/marijuana or contact the Department of Revenue's Marijuana Tax Program by phone at (503) 947-2597 or email at marijuanatax.dor@oregon.gov. For questions about licensing for recreational marijuana retailers, visit the Oregon Liquor Control Commission's (OLCC) website at www.oregon.gov/olcc/marijuana.
Media Advisory: Federal change on transgender guidance should not affect Oregon
Ore. School Boards Assn. - 02/21/17 12:40 PM
The federal government is expected to reverse ground on its Title IX guidance regarding transgender students, perhaps as soon as today. Because Oregon has separate state law that remains unchanged, the Oregon School Boards Association (OSBA) does not expect the federal change to have an immediate effect in this state.

"Oregon schools are prohibited from discriminating against transgender students and staff -- that remains unchanged," said Spencer Lewis, an OSBA member services attorney.

Lewis, who has become an authority on transgender issues in schools in recent years, is available to respond to reporter questions about the federal change. He can be reached at slewis@osba.org

OSBA is a member services organization for more than 200 locally elected boards serving school districts, education service districts and community colleges. It also provides services to charter schools and their boards.
Oregon Credit Unions' "Save to Win" Accounts Changing Lives (Photo)
Northwest Credit Union Assn. - 02/21/17 11:13 AM
Joyce Becker, a member of Fibre Federal Credit Union, won $5,000 and built her savings with Save To Win
Joyce Becker, a member of Fibre Federal Credit Union, won $5,000 and built her savings with Save To Win
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Win-Win Program Helps Savers Build Assets, Vie for Cash Prizes
TIGARD, OR-Do you want 2017 to be the year you finally start saving money? Open a Save to Win account at an Oregon credit union. Discover the win-win opportunity that helps you build your financial strength--and includes cash prize drawings of up to $5,000.

Prizes for saving? Who does that?
Save to Win accounts are tailored to people just like you--hard workers who don't find it easy to save. How simple is it? Open an account at one of the nine Oregon credit unions where Save to Win is offered, and the more you save, the more opportunities you have to win. For every $25 you save, up to $250 a month, you earn an entry into a cash prize drawing.
It's working out for Dalton Debord, a member of Pacific Northwest Ironworkers Credit Union in Portland. He's already won an extra $200 since opening his account only four months ago.
"Awesome!" said Debord when he learned of his winnings. "I've never been a big saver," he said, adding the credit union staff was always encouraging him to save. He opened his Save to Win account and "never looked back. The savings account just took off. I'm really glad I did it."

Since Debord's credit union started offering Save to Win accounts last spring, he and fellow Ironworkers have already picked up over $3,000 in prize money. Collectively, more than 800 Oregonians are taking advantage of the program, which began in the Beaver State just a year ago
More than 500 members of Northwest Community Credit Union have already opened Save to Win Accounts.

"This program has helped our members learn the value of saving by being able to put aside small amounts of money to accomplish goals they never thought they could reach.," said Jenifer McFadden, Marketing Manager for the Eugene-based credit union. "

Added Kasey Rockwell, Director of Credit Union Relations at Portland-based USAgencies Credit Union, "All of our members and potential members can benefit from having a savings account. Some need a little incentive to get started, and Save to Win is the perfect solution. Who doesn't like the idea of winning money?"
Connect with one of these participating Oregon credit unions today, and influence your brighter future with a Save to Win account:
Mid Oregon Credit Union; Bend
Northwest Community Credit Union; Eugene
Old West Federal Credit Union; John Day
Pacific Northwest Ironworkers Federal Credit Union; Portland
Point West Credit Union; Portland
St. Helens Community Credit Union; St. Helens
Sunset Science Park Federal Credit Union; Portland
United Advantage Northwest Federal Credit Union; Portland
USAgencies Credit Union; Portland

Credit unions are the only financial institutions offering Save to Win accounts in Oregon. The key difference between local credit unions and other financial services providers is credit unions' not-for-profit, cooperative structure. At a credit union, you're a member, and an owner. Unlike for-profit financial institutions that must pay stockholders, credit unions return benefits back to you in the form of lower fees, better interest rates, and other services you need, such as Save to Win accounts.
Not a credit union member yet?
Nearly all Oregonians are eligible for credit union membership. Own your money. To find a credit union that's convenient for you, please visit www.asmarterchoice.org.

The Northwest Credit Union Association is the not-for-profit trade association representing over 180 credit unions in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, and their 6 million consumer members. Northwest Credit unions are not-for-profit cooperatives, owned by their members. Credit unions help members achieve their financial goals.


Attached Media Files: 2017-02/4992/102017/Credit_Union_Save_to_Win_Accounts_Change_Lives_in_Oregon.docx , Joyce Becker, a member of Fibre Federal Credit Union, won $5,000 and built her savings with Save To Win
Pacific Power names Matthew Chancellor regional business manager for Central Oregon (Photo)
Pacific Power - 02/21/17 10:00 AM
Matthew Chancellor is the new regional business manager for Pacific Power in Central Oregon.
Matthew Chancellor is the new regional business manager for Pacific Power in Central Oregon.
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Pacific Power names Matthew Chancellor regional business manager for Central Oregon
BEND, Ore.--Matthew Chancellor is the new regional business manager for Pacific Power in Central Oregon covering Jefferson, Deschutes, and Crook counties. In this role he will work with the entire community as well as manage the accounts of Pacific Power's large commercial and industrial customers.
Passionate about energy, Chancellor worked for MidAmerican Energy, Pacific Power's sister utility in the Midwest, for 15 years. He served in distribution engineering, system operations, and key accounts where he managed a team for the company.
"My goal has been to work more closely with customers and communities," he said. "I'm looking forward to settling into a new home in Central Oregon, better understanding your concerns, talking with everyone about economic development, energy issues and how we can all grow together as a community."
Chancellor has already joined a community economic development board and will be joining more boards in the near future. He studied engineering and business at Saint Ambrose University located in Davenport, Iowa.
He was a high jumper in high school and college. "I was always taught as a high jumper to keep my eyes above the bar. I continued to live by this rule and plan to bring this type of attitude to Central Oregon," he said.
"My wife, two children and I love the outdoors, fishing, biking and this is a great opportunity to be part of communities that share our passions and enjoy amazing histories and equally compelling futures."


Attached Media Files: Matthew Chancellor is the new regional business manager for Pacific Power in Central Oregon.
Oregon State Police's new "CAR CARE PROGRAM" (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 02/21/17 7:57 AM
OSP, Advanced Auto Parts and Car Quest Auto Parts Group Image
OSP, Advanced Auto Parts and Car Quest Auto Parts Group Image
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In an effort to improve public safety and assist the communities we serve, the Oregon State Police (OSP) is proud to announce a partnership with Advance Auto Parts/Carquest Auto Parts on our new "Car Care Program."

OSP Troopers will be offering drivers stopped for a minor equipment violation a voucher that provides a discount on automotive parts purchased at any Advance Auto Parts or participating Carquest Auto Parts store.

According to OSP Superintendent Travis Hampton, "When an OSP Trooper stops a vehicle for an equipment violation, they understand some individuals defer maintenance on their automobile to pay for other necessities instead, such as groceries and rent. The Car Care Program allows us in a small way to assist individuals and families with improving the safety of their vehicle and our highways. Every OSP Trooper understands they can influence the trajectory of a person's life, which is why 'Compassion' is a core value of our agency."

"We're pleased to partner with the Oregon State Police on the 'Car Care Program,'" said Advance's chief marketing officer, Walter Scott. "Advance is passionate about serving our customers and communities and our team members are always ready with the parts and advice that customers' need to keep their vehicles running safely."

Starting February 21, 2017, the Oregon State Police will start distributing these vouchers statewide. In 2016, the Oregon State Police issued over 20,000 warnings/citations for equipment violations. Seventy-seven percent of these violations were due to ORS 816.330 - Operating without Required Lighting. Required lighting includes all external vehicle lighting such as blinkers, headlights, and tail lights. These violations directly affect the safety of all vehicles on our roadways.


Attached Media Files: OSP, Advanced Auto Parts and Car Quest Auto Parts Group Image
Mon. 02/20/17
OSP Seeks Public Assistance Identifying Witnesses of a Single Vehicle Crash on Highway 26 - Clatsop County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 02/20/17 4:53 PM
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On Wednesday February 15, 2017, at about 1:15 p.m., OSP Troopers were dispatched to a single vehicle crash on Highway 26 near milepost 29.5, in Clatsop County. The crash involved a black, newer model Dodge Challenger that went off the roadway and came to rest on a steep embankment. Emergency medical responders at the scene were in contact with a possible witness that left the scene prior to Trooper's arrival.

OSP is asking anyone with information or witnesses of the crash, to call OSP North Plains Sergeant Darin LaDick at (503) 647-7631 or NCC Dispatch at (503) 375-3555.


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Sat. 02/18/17
Civil Air Patrol Assists In Successful Search For Missing Condon Couple
Oregon Civil Air Patrol - 02/18/17 7:39 PM
Two adults from Condon Oregon, missing since Friday on a trip to Idaho, were found alive and well early Saturday morning by the Kootenai County Idaho Sheriff's Office with the assistance of the Civil Air Patrols Cellular Phone Forensic Team.
 
"The cell phone forensics team pinpointed where they could possibly be and their efforts provided a key clue that redirected the search and led to the rescue." said Lt. Col. Thomas Traver of the Oregon Wing Civil Air Patrol

Ground search and rescue crews located the couple inside their car that had gotten stuck in the ice. They were both in good condition since they had properly prepared for the trip with warm clothing , food, water and blankets.
 
The CAP' s role in the search began with the AFRCC's assistance being requested by the Kootenai County Sheriffs Office.

The CAP's NHQC team began providing cellular forensics support which provided initial analysis of data and with processing updated information as it became available.  NHQC was able to initially provide a relatively large search area followed by a very small search area - which then allowed local search and rescue searchers to focus their efforts and locate the missing couple.
 
"To be part of bringing them home safe is an honor to be relished."  mentioned Major
Justin Ogden, CAP Cellular Forensics Technical Specialist at the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center.
Injury Hit and Run Motor Vehicle Crash
Bend Police Dept. - 02/18/17 3:39 PM
Date: Friday, February 17, 2017 Case # 2017-0055720

Date & Time of Incident: 02-17-17 at 2113 hours
Type of Incident: Felony Hit and Run/ Vehicle vs. Pedestrian
Location of Incident: NW Bond/ NW Franklin



Suspect Vehicle Description:
Gray or Black pick-up, possibly a Dodge Ram 2500 or similar. Lifted with oversized tires


Narrative:
Bend Police and Fire responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian motor vehicle crash in the area of NW Bond and NW Franklin on 02-17-17 at approximately 2113 hours. It was reported a vehicle struck a pedestrian and fled from the scene.

On arrival of officers, an injured female adult was located and transported to St. Charles Medical Center. The injuries are not life threatening. Officers learned the adult female had been crossing the road in a marked crosswalk when she was struck by the unknown suspect vehicle.

The Bend Police Department is requesting the public's assistance in locating the suspect vehicle and asks anyone with information to please call the Bend Police Department through the non-emergency dispatch line of 541-693-6911.