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UPDATE- Single Vehicle Fatal Crash on Hwy 101 - Coos County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 05/23/19 1:29 PM
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The driver is identified as Joey Vandenhey (60) of Lakeside, OR.

On Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at approximately 9:45 P.M. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a report of a single vehicle crash on Hwy 101 mile post 223 near Lakeside.

Preliminary investigation reveals that a Ford pickup was traveling on Hwy 101 when for unknown reasons left the roadway and rolled.  

The operator, and lone occupant, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.  Name is being withheld pending notifications.

OSP was assisted by Lower Umpqua Ambulance, North Bend Chapel, and the Coos County Sheriff's Office.




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Interagency Deadly Force Investigations Team to Investigate Incident Involving Pursuit of Suspect in Stolen Vehicle - Lane County
Oregon State Police - 05/23/19 1:24 PM

On Thursday, May 23, 2019 at approximately 9:45 am, the Lane County Sheriff’s Office attempted a traffic stop involving a stolen Ford F350 truck on Hwy 99 near Milliron. The driver of the vehicle increased speed and deputies pursued the driver southbound on Hwy 99, onto Greenhill Road, Clearlake, and Lawrence before the suspect fled on foot on Dalewood Drive. During the pursuit the suspect rammed occupied Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicles and deputies discharged their firearms.

No injuries have been reported.

The suspect, identified as 34 year old Keith Newsome, has been taken into custody.

The Interagency Deadly Force Investigations Team (IDFIT) has been assigned to investigate the incident.

Further information will be provided following the investigation when more facts are known.


Oregon Farm Bureau seeks calendar photos (Photo)
Oregon Farm Bureau - 05/23/19 12:58 PM
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 23, 2019

Oregon Farm Bureau seeks calendar photos

Oregon Farm Bureau (OFB) invites all photography enthusiasts to enter their best images of Oregon agriculture in the annual OFB Calendar Contest.

Twelve selected photographers will have their work featured as month images in the 2020 Oregon’s Bounty Calendar.

The award-winning calendar celebrates all aspects of Oregon agriculture: the products, the people, the production, the landscape, the enjoyment, anything that depicts the beauty, technology, culture, enjoyment, or tradition of family farming and ranching.

“Spring is a fantastic time to look for photo opportunities within Oregon agriculture,” said OFB Communications Director Anne Marie Moss. “Farmers markets are in full swing, fields are blooming, farmers are preparing for summer harvest, and young farm animals abound.” 

Horizontal-format, high-resolution images — both close-ups and panoramic views — are needed of all types of agriculture in all seasons.

Subject ideas include scenes from farmers markets, close-ups of ag products or crops in the field, planting and harvesting crops, panoramic scenes of farmland, people enjoying Oregon-grown ag products, portraits of farmers/ranchers/families, farm animals, state or county fairs, 4-H and FFA events, on-farm festivals, to name just a few.

Photographers with images selected for month pages in Oregon’s Bounty will receive a photo credit in the 2020 calendar, which is mailed to 67,000 Farm Bureau members, and copies of the calendar. Everyone who submits an image will receive a complimentary copy of the calendar ($20 value), provided they include their mailing address.

The deadline for entries is Sept. 15, 2019.

Photographers do not need to be Farm Bureau members to participate and there is no limit to the number of photos that can be submitted.

Photo specifications and contest rules are attached and are at www.oregonfb.org/calendar.

The state’s largest general farm organization, Oregon Farm Bureau is a grassroots, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization representing the interests of the state's family farmers and ranchers in the public and policymaking arenas. The calendar is mailed to 67,000 members around the state and thousands more are distributed throughout the year. 

For more information and to see previous years of the Oregon’s Bounty Calendar, visit www.oregonfb.org/calendar.

Project contact is Anne Marie Moss, OFB Communications Director, at ie@oregonfb.org">annemarie@oregonfb.org, 503.399.1701.

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Note to Editors: “Farm Bureau” is a registered trademark; please capitalize in all cases.

Oregon Farm Bureau (OFB) is a grassroots, nonpartisan, nonprofit, general farm organization representing the interests of farming and ranching families in the public and policymaking arenas. First established in Oregon at the county level in 1919 and the state level in 1932, Farm Bureau is organized in all 36 counties.

Oregon Farm Bureau President Sharon Waterman is an OFB Hall of Fame honoree and operates a Century Ranch raising sheep, cattle, and timber in Bandon. She is OFB’s 16th president.

 




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Oregon Hosts International Association of Chiefs of Police Women's Leadership Institute in Salem (Photo)
Ore. Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 05/23/19 11:32 AM
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The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST), in partnership with the Oregon Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) and the Oregon State Sheriff’s Association (OSSA) are proud to host the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), Women’s Leadership Institute (WLI) in Salem. The class began on Sunday evening, May 19, 2019 and concludes on May 24, 2019

The IACP’s Women’s Leadership Institute (WLI) is a 40-hour course, focused on the unique challenges facing women leaders in law enforcement. The course develops current and future leaders and the curriculum focuses on enhancing the business, leadership, and personal effectiveness skills of female leaders.  The class is open to both male and female law enforcement agency leaders.

This interactive program uses senior women instructors and mentors from United States and Canadian law enforcement agencies and operates in an intensive, experiential learning environment. It is open to female and male, sworn and non-sworn personnel serving in supervisory positions, and senior patrol officers aspiring to become supervisors. The week-long class hosted at DPSST’s Oregon Public Safety Academy had 49 participants from 10 law enforcement agencies in Oregon.

The IACP has offered the WLI around the nation and since the program’s inception in 2013 this class has been offered by IACP at more than three dozen locations around the nation and also in Kathmandu, Nepal and Cape Town, South Africa. This delivery of the WLI class is unique as it’s only the second-time a state has hosted the class with all participants from city, county, and state agencies from the hosting state.  Oregon hosted this important training as a state both times, the first time in 2017.

The WLI curriculum includes the following topics: Individual Differences; Emotional Intelligence; Motivating Success; Leading Teams; Organizations and Change; Crucial Conversations and Counseling; Strategic Career Planning; Fair, Impartial & Ethical Policing; Understanding Human Bias; Leadership and Wellness; Financial Management; Networking and Mentorship; etc.

Two seasoned instructors delivered the class.  Miami Beach PD Chief of Staff Wendy Rich-Goldschmidt (former police chief in Colorado as well) and Retired Austin, TX Commander Cathy Haggerty, both members of the International Association of Chiefs of Police Women’s Leadership Institute training cadre.

Local women in leadership roles in Oregon law enforcement agencies participated in the program in both panel discussions and as mentors.  Captain Erica Hurley of the Portland Police Bureau, Lieutenant Caprice Massey of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Lieutenant Jennifer Bills of the Eugene Police Department, Chief Kathy McAlpine of the Tigard Police Department, Chief Kris Allison of the Central Point Police Department and President of the Oregon Association of Chiefs Police, Captain Stephanie Ingraham of the Oregon State Police and Captain Ronda Groshong of the Beaverton Police Department.

As city, county, tribal, state and university law enforcement agencies look to fill more than 1,000 vacancies statewide that are expected over the next two years as seasoned employees get ready for retirement we encourage interested applicants to look at www.OregonPoliceJobs.com.

 

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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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173rd FW to conduct Memorial Day flyovers in Oregon (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 05/23/19 10:26 AM
Two U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagles from the 173rd Fighter Wing, Oregon Air National Guard, fly over Southern Oregon during a routing training mission. The 173rd FW is the sole F-15C training base for the U.S. Air Force. (Courtesy Photo)
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KINGSLEY FIELD, Ore. – The 173rd Fighter Wing out of Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Ore. will conduct Memorial Day flyovers for ceremonies at locations throughout Oregon.

F-15 Eagle fighter jets are scheduled to conduct flyovers at the following community locations at, or around, the designated times on Monday, May 27. 

11:00 a.m. Veterans Memorial Park, Klamath Falls, Ore.

11:15 a.m. Eagle Point National Cemetery, Eagle Point, Ore.

11:30 a.m. Roseburg National Cemetery, Roseburg, Ore.

11:45 a.m. Memory Gardens, Medford, Ore.

11:53 a.m. Hillcrest Memorial Park, Medford, Ore.

12:00 p.m. Siskiyou Memorial Park, Medford, Ore.

12:15 p.m. Riverside Park, Grants Pass, Ore.

12:30 p.m. Brookings Harbor Port, Brookings, Ore.

12:40 p.m. Curry County Veterans Memorial, Gold Beach, Ore.

All passes will be approximately 1,000 feet above ground level and about 400 mph airspeed. Flights could be canceled or times changed due to inclement weather or operational contingencies.

The Oregon Air National Guard has been an integral part of the nation's air defense since 1941.  The 173rd FW is home to the sole F-15C pilot training facility for the United States Air Force.

 

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OnPoint Community Credit Union Announces Winners for the 2019 Prize for Excellence in Education (Photo)
OnPoint Community Credit Union - 05/23/19 8:12 AM
Left to Right: K-8 Finalist Nadia Boria, K-8 Educator of the Year Francesca Aultman, OnPoint Community Credit Union President & CEO Rob Stuart, 9-12 Educator of the Year Tori Sharpe, and 9-12 Finalist Joe Minato
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PORTLAND, Ore., May 23, 2019—OnPoint Community Credit Union has announced its Educator of the Year award winners. Francesca Aultman was named the K–8 Educator of the Year and Tori Sharpe was named the 9–12 Educator of the Year. Both winners will have their mortgages paid for one full year, and a $2,500 donation will be awarded to their schools for resources and supplies.

The OnPoint Prize for Excellence in Education is an annual award that recognizes educators throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington for their exceptional work to inspire students and positively impact their schools and communities. Currently celebrating its 10th year, the campaign has awarded more than $365,000 in prizes to over 275 local educators and schools. 

“Even beyond their direct work with students, inspiring and innovative teachers have a positive impact on our entire community,” said OnPoint Community Credit Union President and CEO Rob Stuart. “We have a rich history supporting educators, having been founded by 16 schoolteachers more than 85 years ago, and the OnPoint Prize for Excellence in Education is one way we showcase the exceptional work they continue to provide today.”

K – 8 Educator of the Year

Francesca Aultman- 5th Grade; Gilbert Heights Elementary School; Portland, Oregon

Francesca is a beacon of equity at Gilbert Height Elementary. She helps her students overcome their struggles, build confidence and achieve their goals. She has shifted her curriculum to reflect the diverse student groups through incorporating texts such an Esperanza Rising and lessons that are relevant to her students. During the most recent school year, 89 percent of her students passed the SBAC English Language Arts test. She has demonstrated a track record of above-average student growth for both gifted and struggling students. Francesca inspires other educators to do their best work. She also serves on four different school improvement teams and has served as a member of Gilbert Height’s Building Leadership Team, 21st Century Site Council, Student Support Team and as a teacher representative for the Core Literacy Team.

9- 12 Educator of the Year

Tori Sharpe- English, AVID, ELL; Skyview High School; Vancouver, Washington

As an English, AVID and ELL teacher, Tori strives to create mutual respect among her students. She empowers her students to share their needs, assess their own learning and display their knowledge in the way that is best for them. Tori utilizes international exchange, videos, music, pop culture, traditional essays, reading, classroom collaboration and presentations as creative teaching tools. A few of the incredible projects Tori’s students have completed include six-word memoirs, a This I Believe speech unit and a Edgar Allen Poetry Off. She works to build community inside and outside her school by facilitating volunteer opportunities at the Vancouver Bike Parade and Randall Children’s Hospital. She acts as a leader at Skyview through the expansion of the school’s English Language Development Classes, leading professional development on ELL techniques, acting as the girls wrestling coach and implementing family engagement nights. Tori inspires learning and creativity through her teaching.

Educator of the Year Finalists

OnPoint will award $5,000 to the following 2019 finalists and make a $1,500 donation to their schools for resources and supplies:

  • Nadia Boria – K-8 Finalist; 3rd grade; Scouters Mountain Elementary School; Happy Valley, Oregon
  • Joe Minato – 9-12 Finalist; AP Physics I and Science Research; Wilson High School; Portland, Oregon

Circle of Excellence

Six additional teachers have been named to the Circle of Excellence. These educators will each receive a $1,500 cash prize and a $1,000 donation to their school.

  • Michelle Colbert – Art, Fir Ridge Campus Alternative School, Portland, Oregon
  • Stephanie Fitzgerald – 7th and 8th Grade Math, Colton Middle School, Damascus, Oregon
  • Brandon Ramey – Health and PE, Newberg High School, Newberg, Oregon
  • Myron Ryan – Metalworking and Manufacturing, Franklin High School, Portland, Oregon
  • Kellie Tichenor – 1st Grade, West Tualatin View Elementary, Portland, Oregon
  • Greg Wognild – Drama, Coding/Computer Science, Woodshop, Sky View Middle School, Bend, Oregon

2019 Community Builder Award Recipients:

OnPoint also announced the recipients of the Community Builder Award. The following four schools will receive a $1,000 donation to help fund a special school project. One school, selected by community votes, will receive a $2,000 donation.

  • Bridger Elementary School Portland, Oregon – Bridger Scholars Program
  • Molalla High School – Molalla, Oregon – Friendship Courtyard
  • Prescott Elementary School – Portland, Oregon – SUN School Homework
  • Tucker Maxon School – Portland, Oregon – Special Needs Projector/Sound System
  • Vose Elementary – Beaverton, Oregon – Ballet Folklorico After School Club

Learn more about the OnPoint Prize for Excellence in Education and our winners at www.onpointprize.com.

ABOUT ONPOINT COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION

OnPoint Community Credit Union is the largest credit union in Oregon, serving more than 370,000 members and with assets of $5.5 billion. Founded in 1932, OnPoint Community Credit Union's membership is available to anyone who lives or works in one of 13 Oregon counties (Benton, Clackamas, Columbia, Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Lane, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Washington and Yamhill) and two Washington counties (Skamania and Clark) and their immediate family members. More information is available at www.onpointcu.com or 503-228-7077 or 800-527-3932.

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Attached Media Files: Left to Right: K-8 Finalist Nadia Boria, K-8 Educator of the Year Francesca Aultman, OnPoint Community Credit Union President & CEO Rob Stuart, 9-12 Educator of the Year Tori Sharpe, and 9-12 Finalist Joe Minato

Oregon Man Sentenced to 15 Months in Federal Prison for Hate Crime Targeting Eugene Church
U.S. Attorney's Office - District of Oregon - 05/23/19 7:24 AM

EUGENE, Ore.—Benjamin Jaramillo Hernandez, 69, of Eugene, Oregon, was sentenced today to 15 months in federal prison and three years’ supervised release for committing a hate crime targeting St. Mary Catholic Church in Eugene in September 2018 and illegally possessing ammunition. The announcement was made by Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband of Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division and U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams of the District of Oregon.

“Threats of violence and hateful intimidation will not be tolerated by the Department of Justice,” said Assistant Attorney General Dreiband. “As demonstrated by this case, the Civil Rights Division will vigorously prosecute those who violate the right of individuals or entire communities to freely exercise their religious beliefs.”

“Mr. Hernandez used intimidation and threats of violence to terrorize a single congregation, but the harm from hate crimes like this extends beyond the specific individuals or group targeted. These crimes threaten the security, freedom and well-being of entire communities,” said U.S. Attorney Williams. “No conviction can reverse the harm caused by Mr. Hernandez, but we hope it provides some measure of justice to St. Mary parishioners and the entire Eugene community.”

“Our right to worship freely and without fear is fundamental to life in America,” said Renn Cannon, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Oregon. “Whatever your faith, the FBI and our partners will work to protect your right to express your beliefs and live in peace.”

According to court documents, on Sept. 9, 2018, Hernandez was escorted from St. Mary property following an angry outburst during the sacrament of communion. Five days later, on September 14, a church employee reported to the Eugene Police Department that someone had dispensed pepper spray on the exterior door handles and through the mail slot of the St. Mary office front door. Employees reported burning sensations in their fingers and respiratory distress. A Eugene police officer and FBI agent identified Hernandez in church surveillance footage as the person responsible for both incidents.

On Sept. 16, 2018, Hernandez was again spotted near St. Mary. A witness saw Hernandez across the street from the church when he stopped near the Eugene Public Library and shouted at the witness, “I’ve got something for you right here,” while pointing to a bag he was carrying.

A few days later, on Sept. 20, St. Mary employees reported finding a threatening note and seven 10mm Sig hollow point bullets left in the office. The note threatened the church with “2 MP5s w/ 50 rounds each,” a type of submachine gun. The note concluded: “Eugene is going on the [expletive] map.”

A Eugene police officer again reviewed church surveillance footage and identified Hernandez as the individual who dropped off the note and bullets. On September 21, 2018, Eugene Police arrested Hernandez at the Eugene Public Library. During a search of Hernandez’s person, officers located a partially empty can of pepper spray, three .410 shotgun shells, and thirteen 10mm Sig hollow point bullets. The 10mm bullets were the same brand and caliber as the bullets left at St. Mary with the threatening note.

On Feb. 12, 2019, Hernandez pleaded guilty to a two-count information charging him with obstruction or attempted obstruction of persons in the free exercise of their religious beliefs and unlawful possession of ammunition.

St. Mary Catholic Church staff and parishioners have reported that Hernandez’s threats have left staff and churchgoers physically injured, frightened, concerned about their own safety and unable to participate freely in the exercise of their religious beliefs. The harassment has not only affected individual parishioners, but the parish as a whole. Multiple members of the St. Mary community have reported that the church has experienced a drop in attendance and in weekly collections after Hernandez’s conduct.

This case was investigated by the Eugene Police Department and the FBI and prosecuted by Gavin W. Bruce, Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon, and Cameron Bell, Trial Attorney for the Civil Rights Division.

For more information about the Department of Justice’s work to combat and prevent hate crimes, visit www.justice.gov/hatecrimes: a one-stop portal with links to department hate crimes resources for law enforcement, media, researchers, victims, advocacy groups, and other organizations and individuals.

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Advance Directive Adoption Committee meets June 3
Oregon Health Authority - 05/22/19 4:44 PM

May 22, 2019

Media contact: Delia Hernández, 503-422-7174, phd.communications@dhsoha.state.or.us

Advance Directive Adoption Committee meets June 3

What: The first public meeting of the Advance Directive Adoption Committee.

Agenda: Review required work of committee, based on statute; elect a chair of the committee; review advance directive form.

When: June 3, 9 a.m. to noon. The meeting is open to the public. A public comment period will be held at the end of the meeting.

Where: Portland State Office Building, Conference Room 1C, 800 NE Oregon St., Portland.

Oregon’s Advance Directive Adoption Committee provides guidance to the Oregon Health Authority on necessary revisions to Oregon’s Advance Directive form. The committee convenes for the first time in the spring of 2019. The committee reviews the Advance Directive form every four years.

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Everyone has a right to know about and use Oregon Health Authority (OHA) programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:

  • Sign language and spoken language interpreters
  • Written materials in other languages
  • Braille
  • Large print
  • Audio and other formats

If you need help or have questions, please contact Krasimir Karamfilov, 971-673-1222, 711 TTY, or asamir.karamfilov@dhsoha.state.or.us">krasamir.karamfilov@dhsoha.state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.


CCO Metrics Technical Advisory Group (TAG) meets May 23
Oregon Health Authority - 05/22/19 4:32 PM

May 22, 2018

Media contact: Allyson Hagen, 503-449-6457, allyson.hagen@dhsoha.state.or.us

CCO Metrics Technical Advisory Group (TAG) meets May 23

What: A public meeting of the Oregon Health Authority’s CCO Metrics Technical Advisory Group.

When: May 23, 1-3 p.m.

Where: Five Oak Building, Suite 850, Mary Conference Room, 421 SW Oak St, Portland. Limited space is available. The public also may join remotely through a webinar and conference line at 415-655-0060, listen-only code 383-191-215.

Agenda: Welcome and introductions; updates; TAG input – updated obesity metrics specifications; review stakeholder survey results; Clinical Quality Metrics Registry (CQMR) update, and TAG input on continuous enrollment for electronic health record (EHR)-based measures; adjourn.

Program contact: Pete Edlund, 503-931-8873, .m.edlund@dhsoha.state.or.us">peter.m.edlund@dhsoha.state.or.us.

For more information, please visit the committee's website.

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Everyone has a right to know about and use Oregon Health Authority (OHA) programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:

  • Sign language and spoken language interpreters
  • Written materials in other languages
  • Braille
  • Large print
  • Audio and other formats

If you need help or have questions, please contact Pete Edlund, 503-931-8873, 711 TTY, or .m.edlund@dhsoha.state.or.us">peter.m.edlund@dhsoha.state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.


DCSO Seeking Additional Witnesses and Information on Sisters Area Assault (Photo)
Deschutes Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/22/19 3:25 PM
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Released by: Sgt. William Bailey - Public Information Officer

Release Date: May 22, 2019

NARRARIVE:

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is seeking additional information related to a reported assault that occurred in the 100 block of N. Tamarack Street in Sisters on April 18, 2019.

On April 19, 2019, deputies were dispatched to contact a 24-year-old Sisters man after he reported being assaulted the previous night on N. Tamarack Street.   Investigating deputies learned there had been a social gathering at a residence on N. Tamarack Street on the evening of April 18.  Sometime after 11:00pm, participants of the gathering started to disperse from the residence.  The 24-year-old male who lived at an adjacent residence was later discovered injured, with evidence being located that he was assaulted in the driveway where the gathering occurred.  The male had significant, non-life threatening injuries consistent with being assaulted.

Deputies have been actively investigating this assault case and interviewing all known witnesses since it was reported to us.  Investigators are asking any additional witnesses or anyone with information about this incident to come forward and speak to a deputy by calling non-emergency dispatch at 541-693-6911, Ref. Case 19-123753.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service agency that oversees the adult jail, provides patrol, criminal investigations, civil process and search and rescue operations. Special units include SWAT, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with four K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today lead by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves the nearly 190,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 230 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 187 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

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Portland Man Pleads Guilty to Production of Child Pornography
U.S. Attorney's Office - District of Oregon - 05/22/19 1:52 PM

PORTLAND, Ore.—Juan Carlos Ramon, 33, of Portland, pleaded guilty today to two counts of production of child pornography after sexually exploiting two minor victims, aged six and eight, using musical.ly, a social media application now known as TikTok.

According to court documents, on or about June 28, 2017, Ramon began communicating with two minors using the musical.ly app. He used the screen name “@lexithetiger” and pretended to be a minor female. Ramon encouraged his victims to play a “Simon Says” type game where he would send sexually explicit photos of a minor female and ask his victims to take and send him photos imitating the positions and acts depicted. The minor victims agreed and sent Ramon a series of progressively more explicit self-produced images. A relative of the two victims later discovered the communications and reported it to law enforcement.

Each count of production of child pornography carries a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison with a 15-year mandatory minimum, a $250,000 fine, a $5,000 special assessment and a life term of supervised release with a five-year mandatory minimum. Ramon will be sentenced on September 5, 2019 before U.S. District Court Judge Robert E. Jones.

As part of the plea agreement, Ramon has agreed to pay restitution to his victims identified by the government prior to sentencing and as ordered by the court.

This case was investigated by FBI Portland’s Child Exploitation Task Force (CETF) and is being prosecuted by Natalie Wight, Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.

The FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force (CETF) conducts sexual exploitation investigations – many of them undercover – in coordination with other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. The Portland FBI’s CETF consists of agents and task force officers from the Beaverton Police Department, Portland Police Bureau, Tigard Police Department, Hillsboro Police Department, and the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office. The FBI’s CETF is committed to locating and arresting those who prey on children as well as recovering underage victims of sex trafficking and child exploitation.

Anyone who has information about the physical or online exploitation of children are encouraged to call the FBI at (503) 224-4181 or submit a tip online at www.fbi.gov/tips.

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Oregon State Police Trooper Nicolas Cederberg receives the National Public Safety Medal of Valor (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 05/22/19 1:45 PM
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Today, Oregon State Police Trooper Nic Cederberg received the National Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor presented by the President of the United States. This is the highest national award for valor a public safety officer can receive. 

Nic was awarded this honor for his bravery shown on December 25, 2016, Christmas Day. Trooper Cederberg, on patrol alone and without cover, attempted to arrest a craven and desperate murder suspect. The suspect engaged Nic in a close quarters gun battle, with our OSP family member sustaining a dozen gunshot wounds and left clinging to life. That Christmas morning, Nic provided us all with the greatest gift imaginable, his determination and will to survive in the face of impossible odds.

Nic, who was a US Army veteran and who was a seven year veteran of the Oregon State Police at the time, has not yet been able to return to work due to the injuries sustained. Nic initially spent 48 long days in the hospital and continues to fight for a full recovery.

“The greatest gift the Oregon State Police has received is Nic’s pure determination to survive. Trooper Cederberg typifies the grit and perseverance of an OSP Trooper, humbly serving with distinction in the face of difficult circumstances. Nic, we love you and honor your service. All of Oregon celebrates your award of the Medal of Valor and the personal story it symbolizes.”- Superintendent Travis Hampton

“I am proud to have our Oregon State Police represented at the White House today by Trooper Cederberg. On Christmas Day 2016, he showed enormous courage in the most difficult of circumstances, and exemplified the kind of service and bravery the Medal of Valor represents. His life and community will be forever impacted by that night, and his experience is part of why I feel strongly that we need more troopers on Oregon’s highways. I wish Nic the best on his continued recovery and congratulate him for this distinguished recognition.” Governor Kate Brown

Every day, public safety officers risk their lives to protect America’s citizens and communities. To honor that commitment, Congress passed The Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Act of 2001 (https://www.bja.gov/programs/medalofvalor/valor.html), which created the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor, the highest national award for valor by a public safety officer. The medal is awarded annually to public safety officers who have exhibited exceptional courage, regardless of personal safety, in the attempt to save or protect human life




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Bend Police Department announces new public information officer
Bend Police Dept. - 05/22/19 1:34 PM

The Bend Police Department would like to announce Lt. Juli McConkey is the new Public Information Officer for the City of Bend Police Department.  Lt. McConkey can be contacted by email at BendPolicePIO@Bendoregon.gov or 541-410-7793.

 

 


Former Burns Municipal Airport Manager Sentenced to Probation for Stealing Surplus Federal Property
U.S. Attorney's Office - District of Oregon - 05/22/19 1:31 PM

EUGENE, Ore.—Jeffrey Robert Cotton, 45, the former Manager of the Burns Municipal Airport in Burns, Oregon, was sentenced today to 4 years’ probation and 300 hours of community service for stealing thousands of dollars of equipment that rightfully belonged to the City of Burns, by converting to his personal use property acquired through the Federal Personal Property Utilization Program.

The Federal Personal Property Utilization Program is intended to benefit state and local governments and eligible organizations by giving them property the federal government no longer needs at no cost.

According to court documents, between 2014 and 2016, Cotton acquired, allegedly on behalf of the airport, numerous pieces of federal excess property including a heater/air conditioner, commercial lighting sets and various trucks and vans, tractors, and other heavy equipment.

Throughout the acquisition process, Cotton failed to fully inform or notify the City of Burns, its mayor, city manager or city council of the federal excess property obtained on its behalf. Instead, Cotton illegally converted much of the property to his personal use, either by titling property in his own name or transferring the property to Emergency Equipment Solutions, Inc. (EES), a nonprofit fully owned and operated by Cotton.

When confronted with the theft, Cotton lied and misrepresented information regarding how he had obtained the property. Additionally, Cotton signed phony bills of sale falsely representing that EES had purchased the property. Records show thousands of dollars were transferred from EES to Cotton personally.

On April 11, 2019, Cotton pleaded guilty to two counts of theft from a local government receiving federal funds.

This case was investigated by the General Services Administration Office of Inspector General and the FBI, and was prosecuted by Gavin W. Bruce, Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon.

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CODE team arrests felon in possession of firearms, methamphetamine and heroin (Photo)
Central Oregon Drug Enforcement (CODE) - 05/22/19 11:54 AM
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Date:  05-22-19                                                                                                                                                       

Date and Time of Incident: 

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 at 2130 hours

Type of Incident:  

Felon in Possession of a firearm X 2/ Possession, manufacture and Distribution of Methamphetamine, Possession of Heroin

Location of Incident:

Traffic stop: HWY 126 west of Redmond, Or.

Search warrant:  855 NW 35th ST Redmond, Or.

Suspect(s): 

#1:  Olano, Daniel David  22 yoa Redmond resident

 

Narrative:

After a short term investigation, members of the Central Oregon Drug enforcement team (CODE), assisted by the Central Oregon Emergency Response Team (CERT), arrested Daniel Olano for multiple charges including possession, manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine, possession of heroin and felon in possession of a firearm (2 counts).

Based on the CODE team’s investigation, a search warrant for Olano, his vehicle and his home was granted on 05-21-19.  Due to Olano’s prior history involving firearms and detective’s knowledge that he was known to currently carry firearms, the CERT team assisted in stopping and arresting Olano, the sole occupant of the vehicle, on Hwy 126, west of Redmond at approximately 2130 hours on 05-21-19.  A loaded firearm was located in the driver’s side door compartment, immediately accessible to Olano.  Commercial quantities of methamphetamine were located in Olano’s vehicle as well as user amounts of heroin.

Detectives and CERT members next served the search warrant at Olano’s residence at 855 NW 35th ST in Redmond, Or at approximately 2245 hours.   An additional firearm was seized from Olano’s residence and linked directly to Olano’s control and possession.   Additional evidence seized including packaging and a scale supported the charges of possession, manufacture and distribution of illegal narcotics.

Olano was transported to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Adult Jail for the below listed charges.

 

Charge(s):

PCS/ MCS/ DCSO methamphetamine

PCS heroin

Felon in possession of a firearm (1 count charged, 1 pending)

 

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:  Oregon State Police, 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, 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.

 




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Chinese National Pleads Guilty to Trafficking Counterfeit iPhones from Hong Kong
U.S. Attorney's Office - District of Oregon - 05/22/19 11:44 AM

PORTLAND, Ore.—Quan Jiang, 30, a Chinese national and former engineering student at Linn Benton Community College in Albany, Oregon, pleaded guilty today to one count of trafficking in counterfeit goods, specifically fake and altered Apple iPhones. Jiang would import the counterfeit devices from Hong Kong and submit them to Apple in exchange for genuine warranty replacement phones to be sold on the Chinese market.

“Counterfeiting undermines commerce and inevitably leads to increased prices for goods enjoyed by millions of consumers,” said Billy J. Williams, U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon. “The investigators who worked this case and others like it provide an invaluable public service to American companies, entrepreneurs, and consumers alike in preserving a competitive market free of criminal interference.”

“Individuals who deal in counterfeit goods would have you believe that these are victimless crimes,” said Brad Bench, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Seattle. “Do not be fooled, they’re not. Not only do they hurt the economy and legitimate businesses, but they also impact consumers directly. HSI and our law enforcement partners will continue to fight counterfeiting across all industries.”

According to court documents, between January 1, 2016, and February 1, 2018, Jiang would regularly receive packages containing between 20 and 30 counterfeit iPhones from associates in Hong Kong. Using various assumed names, Jiang would submit each iPhone to Apple individually in person or online for a warranty replacement; he would then ship the genuine replacement devices he received back to China for resale. In exchange for his service, Jiang’s associate would pay Jiang’s mother, also residing in China, who would in turn deposit the money into Jiang’s bank account.

Jiang later admitted to investigators that he knew the devices were counterfeit and that it was illegal to submit them to Apple as genuine products still under warranty. In just over two years, Jiang imported more than 2,000 inoperable counterfeit iPhones. He ultimately obtained approximately 1,500 genuine replacement iPhones, each with an approximate resale value of $600.

Jiang faces a maximum sentence of ten years in prison, a $2,000,000 fine or twice his proceeds, whichever is greater, and three years of supervised release. He will be sentenced on August 28, 2019 before U.S. District Court Judge Anna J. Brown.

As part of the plea agreement, Jiang has agreed to pay $200,000 in restitution to Apple.

This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) and prosecuted by Ryan W. Bounds, Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon.

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Health advisory issued May 22 for water contact at D River Beach
Oregon Health Authority - 05/22/19 11:05 AM

May 22, 2019

Media contact: Delia Hernández, 503-422-7174, phd.communications@dhsoha.state.or.us

Health advisory issued May 22 for water contact at D River Beach

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) issued a public health advisory today for higher-than-normal levels of bacteria in ocean waters at D River Beach, located in Lincoln County.

Water samples indicate higher-than-normal levels of fecal bacteria, which can cause diarrhea, stomach cramps, skin rashes, upper respiratory infections and other illnesses. People should avoid direct contact with the water in this area until the advisory is lifted. This applies especially to children and the elderly, who may be more vulnerable to waterborne bacteria.

Increased pathogen and fecal bacteria levels in ocean waters can come from both shore and inland sources such as stormwater runoff, sewer overflows, failing septic systems, and animal waste from livestock, pets and wildlife.

While this advisory is in effect at D River Beach, visitors should avoid wading in nearby creeks, pools of water on the beach, or in discolored water, and stay clear of water runoff flowing into the ocean. Even if there is no advisory in effect, officials recommend avoiding swimming in the ocean within 48 hours after a rainstorm.

Although state officials advise against water contact, they continue to encourage other recreational activities (flying kites, picnicking, playing on the beach, walking, etc.) on this beach because they pose no health risk even during an advisory. Neighboring beaches are not affected by this advisory.

The status of water contact advisories at beaches is subject to change. For the most recent information on advisories, visit the Oregon Beach Monitoring Program website at http://www.healthoregon.org/beach or call 971-673-0482, or 877-290-6767 (toll-free).

Since 2003 state officials have used a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant to monitor popular Oregon beaches and make timely reports to the public about elevated levels of fecal bacteria. Oregon state organizations participating in this program are the OHA, Department of Environmental Quality, and Parks and Recreation Department.

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Oregon Lottery Receives National Financial Reporting Award
Oregon Lottery - 05/22/19 9:19 AM

May 22, 2019 - Salem, Oregon – For the 11th consecutive year, the Oregon Lottery has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting.

The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

The award is presented each year by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. The Oregon Lottery received the award for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).

The CAFR has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program including demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR.

Since the Oregon Lottery began selling tickets April 25, 1985, it has earned nearly $12 billion for economic development, public education, state parks, watershed enhancements, veteran services and Outdoor School.

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Old West Federal Credit Union Provides Vital Financial Services to Rural Communities (Photo)
Northwest Credit Union Assn. - 05/22/19 8:05 AM
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The small town of Union, Oregon hasn’t had a local financial institution since the banks left town in 2012.

 

TIGARD, OR — (May 21, 2019) Old West Federal Credit Union has new friends in Union Oregon – a lot of them! 

The N.E Oregon-based, $172 million asset sized, credit union opened a branch in Union this month, a community that has not had a local bricks and mortar financial institution since Community Bank and Umpqua Bank left town seven years ago.

“The 2,000 people who live, farm, and own businesses in Union have been driving almost 30 miles round trip every time they need cash or need to make deposits,” said Ken Olson, Old West FCU President and CEO. “Now they have their own, local credit union. We’re so honored to bring financial services back to Main Street.”

He means that literally. The new branch is located at 539 Main Street. Old West purchased a former Community Bank branch building, remodeled it, and had a “soft launch” in early May.  The Grand Opening is scheduled for May 23, and Union residents and business owners are already welcoming their new Credit Union with open arms!

“In anticipation of Old West opening the branch here in Union, we opened several accounts at the La Grande branch,” said Charlie Morden, owner of the Historic Union Hotel. “It really does make life easier for us.”

Old West FCU’s commitment to Union is in alignment with the findings of an independent analysis by ECONorthwest, detailing Oregon credit unions’ $1.8 billion impact. The report, released early in 2019, documented how credit unions are financial services partners to consumers in both large metropolitan areas, and in small rural communities where out-of-state, for-profit financial institutions have closed branches.

Wait. There’s more.

With the opening in Union, Old West FCU now serves more than 12,000 members through a network of eight branches.

In each of the communities they serve, the credit union gives each full-time employee eight hours per month to volunteer. Employees donated more than 900 hours to volunteer for community organizations in the first quarter of this year alone.

“Good things happen because great people like Old West’s team members are willing to get involved,” said Bob Kavanaugh, VP, Business Development and Member Engagement. “They’re living our Power of Community brand, day in and day out.”

 

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The Northwest Credit Union Association is the trade association representing over 180 not-for-profit, cooperative credit unions in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, and their 7.3  million consumer members. Those members are served by a professional workforce of 18,700 professionals. According to an independent analysis by economists at ECONorthwest, Northwest credit unions drove a positive economic impact of $7.8 billion last year. For information on how to join a credit union, please visit: https://yourmoneyfurther.com

 




Attached Media Files: news release , 2019-05/4992/124746/old_west_3.jpg , Old West Federal Credit Union opened a new branch in Union, Oregon, providing a much needed financial services partnership to local residents and businesses.

Tue. 05/21/19
Public hearing June 4 for Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant plan
Oregon Health Authority - 05/21/19 4:21 PM

May 21, 2019

What: A hearing to take public comments on Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division’s proposal for the use of funds from the Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant.

Agenda: Review of Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant proposal for October 2019 through September 2020. Public comment will be taken. Draft proposal will be posted at http://www.healthoregon.org/lhd.

When: June 4, 11-11:30 a.m.

Where: Portland State Office Building, Room 915, 800 NE Oregon Street, Portland. A call-in option is available for remote attendance. Conference call number is 877-873-8017, participant code 767068#.

Program contact: Danna Drum, 503-957-8869, um@state.or.us">danna.k.drum@state.or.us

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Everyone has a right to know about and use Oregon Health Authority (OHA) programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:

  • Sign language and spoken language interpreters
  • Written materials in other languages
  • Braille
  • Large print
  • Audio and other formats

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

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Central Oregon Reserve Law Enforcement Academy Graduation
Bend Police Dept. - 05/21/19 3:05 PM

Location: Bend Police Department-Municipal Court, 555 NE 15th St, Bend, OR

Date and Time: Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 10:00am

The Central Oregon Reserve Law Enforcement Officer Academy will hold commencement exercises for the class of 2019 in the City of Bend Municipal Court.

The thirteen graduates represent six Central Oregon Law Enforcement agencies including Redmond Police Department, Madras Police Department, Bend Police Department, Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Crook County Sheriff's Office and Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

In successfully completing the 261 hours of academy training, each graduate met established performance standards set by the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training. The graduates will return to their respective agencies as sworn Reserve Peace Officers and begin their assigned duties under the supervision of a training officer.

This is the first year that the Central Oregon's Law Enforcement Reserve Academy and Central Oregon Law Enforcement Agencies collaborated with Central Oregon Community College for a distance learning and online approach to their reserve certifications.

For additional information contact Kathy McCabe, Reserve Academy Administrator at 541-383-7566

Submitted by: Lt. Juli McConkey


BLM honors outstanding volunteers at 'Making a Difference' awards ceremony
Bureau of Land Management Ore. & Wash. - 05/21/19 1:33 PM

WASHINGTON – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will honor some of their most dedicated volunteers this week at the agency’s 2019 Making a Difference National Volunteer Awards. Volunteers play a critical role in helping the BLM welcome millions of visitors annually to more than 245 million acres of public lands across the American West.

The annual awards, which recognize exceptional volunteer service on BLM-managed lands, will be presented during a special awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 22 at 1:00 p.m. EDT in Washington, D.C., and live via video teleconference on www.blm.gov/live

“It’s important to recognize and celebrate the contributions made by our dedicated volunteers,” said Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt. “I’m continually humbled and inspired by the enthusiasm and hard work of these outstanding individuals as each of you have made a lasting impact on our public lands. Thank you on behalf of the places you safeguard for all Americans, and thank you on behalf of the people whose lives you’ve touched through your generosity.”

In 2018, over 30,000 volunteers contributed nearly one million hours of service, providing the equivalent of more than $24 million in labor and enabling BLM to help more Americans experience their public lands. These hard-working volunteers help monitor trails, manage wild horses, keep campers safe, and provide environmental education, interpretation, and other visitor services.

“The BLM has only about 9,000 employees to sustainably manage hundreds of millions of acres of public lands for a range of multiple uses. While our employees are exceptionally dedicated, the support they receive from our volunteers is essential to helping our agency achieve its mission for the American people,” said Casey Hammond, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Land and Minerals Management, exercising the authority of the BLM Director. “It is a privilege to recognize these incredible people for their tireless efforts.”

The 2019 awardees and their BLM nominating offices are:

  • Tracy Greenwood, Lifetime Achievement, Mother Lode Field Office (CA), for consistent management of the Briceburg Visitor Center at the Merced River Recreation Area since 2000.
  • Walt & Kathy Horsfall, Lifetime Achievement, Safford Field Office (AZ), for their service to the Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area, collecting data on hundreds of miles of roads around the Gila Box Riparian NCA.
  • Phil & Chriscinda Jamison, Lifetime Achievement, Northeastern States District (ES), for more than 15 years in support of the Wild Horse and Burro Program in the BLM Eastern States Office.
  • Thomas Parkinson & Peter Kearns, Outstanding Achievement, Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument (AZ), for 400 hours of volunteer service in 2018, contributing to multiple programs on the Parashant.
  • Pedal United Chapter of IMBA, Group Excellence, Billings Field Office (MT), for helping to develop more than 28 miles of mountain bike trails and a trailhead facility over the last four years.
  • Blake Ramos-Manz, Sergio Ramos-Manz, & Dylan Brennan, Outstanding Achievement, Wild Rivers Recreation Area (NM), for helping to manage the Wild Rivers Recreation Area, including five campgrounds, 27 campsites, and over 36 miles of trail.
  • Roy Thornton, Outstanding Achievement, Cottonwood Field Office (ID), for his volunteer service at  the BLM's Cottonwood Field Office recreation sites and campgrounds over the last eight years

A national panel of BLM specialists and partner organization representatives selected the winners for their exceptional contributions to conservation and management of public lands. 

For more information, please contact Linda Schnee, BLM National Volunteer Program Lead, at (202) 912-7453 or lschnee@blm.gov

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The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Diverse activities authorized on these lands generated $96 billion in sales of goods and services throughout the American economy in fiscal year 2017. These activities supported more than 468,000 jobs.


Possible Cougar Sighting - Sunriver, Oregon
Sunriver Police Dept. - 05/21/19 11:56 AM

May 21, 2019

Written By:  Officer Mark Ereth

On 05/21/19 at approximately 8:30 am, the Sunriver Police Department received a phone call regarding an unconfirmed cougar sighting. It was reported the animal was seen crossing the roadway near the intersection of South Century Drive and Abbot Drive. Sunriver Officers, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Deputies and the Department of Fish and Wildlife all responded to investigate the sighting. No additional sightings have been reported. It has been determined there is no safety risk to the public at this time.

If you see a cougar, you are encouraged to report the sighting to your local Law Enforcement Agency, Oregon State Police or Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

If you should encounter a cougar, follow the ODFW guidelines below, for your safety and the safety of the animal.

STOP – Never approach a cougar at any time.

STAY CALM – Face the cougar and do not turn your back towards it. Do not run. Running encourages it   to chase you.

APPEAR LARGE – Make yourself look large. Do not bend over or crouch down. Raise your hands. Hold your coat open. Hold small children.

FIGHT BACK – Fight back if attacked.

MAKE NOISE – Make noise while hiking to reduce the chance of surprising a cougar.

KEEP CHILDREN CLOSE – Always keep children close by and in sight.

AVOID WALKING ALONE


Early results show fewer youth started smoking since Tobacco 21 took effect
Oregon Health Authority - 05/21/19 11:20 AM

March 21, 2019

Media contact: Delia Hernández, 503-422-7174, phd.communications@dhsoha.state.or.us

Early results show fewer youth started smoking since Tobacco 21 took effect

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Oregon Health Authority announced promising short-term outcomes of Senate Bill 754, which raised the age of purchase for tobacco and vaping products in Oregon from 18 to 21 years.

OHA found a significant decrease in youth (aged 13-17) and young adults (aged 18–20) who have started using tobacco since the law took effect Jan. 1, 2018. The evaluation also shows a decrease in young adults’ perceived ease of access to tobacco and vaping products.

"Tobacco 21 was enacted to help prevent young people from starting to use tobacco, and it’s working," said Tom Jeanne, MD, deputy state health officer and epidemiologist. "With this and our strong Indoor Clean Air Act, Oregon is a national leader in protecting youth from tobacco use."

In August 2017 Governor Kate Brown signed Senate Bill 754, making Oregon the fifth state to increase the age to purchase tobacco. To ensure compliance with the law, businesses that sell tobacco products and inhalant delivery systems such as e-cigarettes must post signs prohibiting sales of these products to persons under the age of 21.

Ending youth access to tobacco is only a minor cost for retailers but a huge gain for reducing tobacco-related deaths and diseases in Oregon’s next generation, Jeanne says.

Fewer current youth tobacco users reported purchasing tobacco products from convenience stores, grocery stores, or tobacco or vape shops after the legislation went into effect. However, statewide requests for proof of age by retailers did not change significantly, especially outside the Portland metro area. This is, in part, because Oregon is one of only nine states that does not have tobacco retail licensure.

"Nicotine is a poison and tobacco is sweet, cheap and easy to get in Oregon," Jeanne said. "Enforcing Tobacco 21 is vital, and there are other actions we can take to keep our momentum going. For example, we know that raising the price of tobacco keeps kids from starting and encourages people to quit. Our Legislature is considering several bills this session to increase the price of tobacco, e-cigarettes and other flavored tobacco products."

The evaluation of Tobacco 21 assessed short-term outcomes of the law in communities throughout Oregon. OHA contracted with RMC Research, an independent evaluator, to conduct the evaluation through online surveys with youth and young adult tobacco users before and nine months after the law took effect.

The report is available as a PDF at https://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/PREVENTIONWELLNESS/TOBACCOPREVENTION/Documents/Oregon-Tobacco-21-Impact-Evaluation-Report.pdf.

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Oregon FBI Tech Tuesday: Building a Digital Defense Against Vacation Rental Scams (Photo)
FBI - Oregon - 05/21/19 10:00 AM
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Welcome to the Oregon FBI’s Tech Tuesday segment. This week: building a digital defense against vacation scams. 

The kids are almost out of school, and the weather is warming up… definitely a good time to start planning your next escape out of town. It seems like it has never been easier to find the perfect space in the perfect place to take your family. Want to rent a condo for a few nights in the big city? A cottage in the woods? Or a bungalow by the beach? There are tons of options for every kind of possible vacation, and you can find them all with a few quick clicks on the keyboard. 

Our friends at the Federal Trade Commission, though, have some advice to help make sure that your quest for rest and relaxation doesn’t lead you to a rental scam. 

Here’s how it can work: you find a great house or apartment listed for rent on the internet. The photos look great, and the rates are somewhere between very low and reasonable. You make contact with the person you think is the owner, book a date and pre-pay some or all of your fee. In some cases, a fraudster may have just lifted the info and pictures from a real listing and re-posted them elsewhere. He changes the contact info so you come to him, not the owner, and now he’s making money. 

In other cases, the fraudster posts a phantom listing… the rental doesn’t really exist. He promises all kinds of amenities, and you think you’ve just snagged a great option at a low price. All he has to do is get you to pay up before you figure things out. 

Here’s how to protect yourself: 

  • Be wary if the owner asks you to pay by wire transfer. This is like sending cash – you likely will never get your money back if there’s a problem. Use a credit card. 

  • Watch out if the owner says he is overseas and wants you to send a deposit to a foreign bank. If you are traveling overseas, again, your best bet is to use a credit card. 

  • Consider only using a reputable travel website to book your stay. Look for sites that use secure payment portals and/or those that don’t release the payment to the owner until you’ve checked in. 

  • Use mapping apps – like Google maps or similar – to confirm that the property really exists. 

Remember - if you have been victimized by an online scam, you can report your suspicious contacts to the FBI. You can file an online report at the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov or call your FBI local office. 

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Commissions to meet in June for grant approvals
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 05/21/19 9:05 AM

The Oregon Heritage Commission will meet via teleconference at 10 a.m. on June 3. A public listening room will be provided in Room 146 of the North Mall Office Building, 725 Summer St. NE, Salem. Its agenda includes approval of Oregon Museum Grants and approval of minutes. Call +1 (646) 749-3122 and use access code 725-625-509.

 

The Heritage Commission is comprised of nine people representing Oregon's heritage and geographical diversity who have been appointed by the Governor. There are nine advisory representatives from state agencies and statewide organizations. The mission of the Oregon Heritage Commission is to secure, sustain, and enhance Oregon's heritage by ensuring coordination of heritage initiatives by public and private organizations; advocacy on its behalf; education of the public about its extent and value; and promotion and celebration of its diversity. For more information, contact coordinator Beth Dehn at 503-986-0696 or Beth.Dehn@oregon.gov

 

The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries will meet via teleconference at 1 p.m. on June 7. Its agenda includes approval of Oregon Historic Cemeteries Grants. A public listening room will be provided in Room 146 of the North Mall Office Building, 725 Summer St. NE, Salem. Call +1 (224) 501-3412 and use access code 549-452-845.

 

State law established the seven-member Commission to maintain a listing of all historic cemeteries and gravesites in Oregon; promote public education on the significance of historic cemeteries; and help obtain financial and technical assistance for restoring, improving and maintaining their appearances. For more information about commission activities, contact coordinator Kuri Gill at 503-986-0685 or by e-mail at i.gill@oregon.gov">kuri.gill@oregon.gov.

 

Commission meetings are open to the public and their agendas include opportunities for public comment. The meeting site is accessible to people with disabilities. Special accommodations for the meeting – including translation services – may be made by calling (503) 986?0690 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.

 

For more information about the commissions, visit www.oregonheritage.org


Shot fired at Mountain's Edge
Bend Police Dept. - 05/21/19 5:59 AM

Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019                              Case # 19159819

 

Date & Time of Incident:  05/21/19 @ 0208

Type of Incident:                Unlawful use of a firearm

Location of Incident:         61303 S. Hwy 97, Mountain’s Edge Bar

 

Victim Information:

Various patrons of the bar

 

Suspect Information:

John Lloyd Smith    52 year old transient

 

 

Narrative:

On the listed date and time, Bend Police Officers were dispatched to a report of shots fired at Mountain’s Edge Bar. Officers received additional information that a single male subject had fired a gun while exiting the bar. The male was last seen walking westbound towards Goodwill with the gun still in his hand.

Employees of Mountain’s Edge locked the doors to the bar and secured the patrons, while providing a description of the suspect. Officers also learned that there were no report of injuries at that time. A responding Officer located a person matching the suspect description walking southbound from Goodwill into the north entrance of Walmart within minutes of the call. Officers contacted the male using a high risk approach and were able to detain him without incident. He was later identified as Smith.

Smith was in possession of .380 caliber semi-automatic handgun. Officers were able to locate the spent casing he fired in the Mountain’s Edge parking lot and the caliber matched. Smith was also positively identified by patrons of the bar. 

It is unknown at this time why Smith fired the gun and no previous disputes were reported.  Drugs and alcohol were believed to be factors. 

 

Charges:

Unlawful use of a weapon, reckless endangering, disorderly conduct.


Sheriff's Office requesting assistance with missing male (Photo)
Deschutes Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/21/19 1:04 AM
2000 Le Sabre (not actual vehicle)
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Mr. Reedy has been safely located and is being reunited with family.

 

Missing Male with Alzheimer’s

Date:  05/20/2019

By:  Sergeant Troy Gotchy

 

Missing:  Reedy, Herbert 74 years of age

 

Vehicle:  2000 Buick Le Sabre Tan in color Oregon License XMW834

 

On 05/20/19 at approximately 2115 hours, Deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to an address on Sunrise Blvd. regarding a missing 74 year old male with Alzheimer’s.  When Deputies arrived on scene, they learned Herbert Reedy had left his residence in the Buick Le Sabre and had been gone approximately 4 hours.

 

It was reported that Reedy liked to go to Gordy’s Truck Stop in La Pine, and the Dutch Brothers on the south end of Bend.  Those locations have been checked by local Law Enforcement.  At this time it is unknown where Reedy may have gone.  The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is continuing the search for Reedy at this time, but is requesting the assistance of the public in the search.

 

If Reedy or his vehicle are seen, please contact the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office through our dispatch center at 541-693-6911. 

 

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service agency that oversees the adult jail, provides patrol, criminal investigations, civil process and search and rescue operations. Special units include SWAT, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with four K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today lead by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves the nearly 190,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 230 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 187 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

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Mon. 05/20/19
Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services committee holds town hall in Medford
Oregon Department of Human Services - 05/20/19 6:48 PM

Salem, Ore .– The Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (ODHHS) Advisory Committee will hold a town hall in the large meeting room of the Medford Library, 205 S. Central Ave. in Medford, Oregon, from 6 to 8 p.m. on May 21.

The ODHHS Advisory Committee will also hold its full advisory committee meeting prior to the town hall from 2 to 4 p.m., May 21. The executive committee meeting will follow from 9 to 11 a.m., May 22, in the Carpenter Room at the Medford Library, 205 S. Central Ave., Medford, Oregon.

All three meetings are open to the public.

Agenda items for the full advisory committee and executive committee meetings will include: public comment, announcements, an update on the Office of Aging and People with Disabilities, brochures for the Advisory Committee and the ODHHS program, new membership discussion, retreat planning and discussion about bylaws.

Sign language interpreters, FM assistive listening devices and live captioning will be provided for each meeting. Those who are unable to attend in person may view real-time captioning at https://zoom.us/j/416452805 for the Advisory Committee meeting, https://zoom.us/j/795840168 for the Town Hall, and https://zoom.us/j/321918652 for the executive committee meeting.

For questions about these meetings, please contact: Barbara Robertson at 503-509-9550 or the ODHHS program at odhhs.info@state.or.us.

About the Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Advisory Committee

The committee assists the Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (ODHHS) program by providing  issues affecting individuals who are deaf, deaf-blind, hard of hearing and those with additional disabilities.

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Campfire safety tips for your summer camping trip (Photo)
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 05/20/19 3:30 PM
S'more at The Cove Palisades State Park
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Memorial Day is nearly here and for many Oregonians the holiday weekend is the start of their camping season in Oregon’s natural places. However, dry conditions are already present in many areas and Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) reminds visitors to enjoy their campfires responsibly.

“Regularly reviewing campfire safety practices, even if you’re a seasoned camper, is a good habit to get in to,” said Chris Havel, OPRD associate director. “It’s especially important if you’re camping with children or folks that are learning about responsible outdoor recreation.”

Follow these tips for a safe and enjoyable campfire:

  • Know before you go: research conditions for the area surrounding your campground. Fire restrictions may be in place at the park, county or state level.
  • Maintain campfire flames at knee height, or roughly two feet high. This helps prevent ash or embers from becoming airborne, especially during the dry summer months. If you see wind stirring up embers from your fire, play it safe and extinguish it.
  • Only build campfires in the existing fire ring in your campsite. Fire ring locations are carefully picked and park rangers clear vegetation around rings to create a safe buffer zone.
  • Always keep plenty of water nearby to extinguish your campfire. To put out your fire, drown the flames with water and stir the embers to make sure everything is wet. The stirring step is important: ash and wood debris often maintain heat and embers unless they are drowned out.
  • Beach campfires should be started on open sand, away from driftwood or vegetation. Use water to extinguish your beach fire, not sand. Covering the fire with sand will insulate the coals, keeping them hot enough to burn unsuspecting beachgoers hours or even days later.
  • For propane fire rings, follow the same safety precautions you would with a log-based campfire. Propane fire rings should be placed in, on or directly next to installed park fire rings.
  • Make sure everyone in your campsite, even children, is familiar with campfire safety. Always keep an eye on your campfire; many accidental fires are started because campers left their fire unattended for “just a minute.”

To reserve your stay at an Oregon state park, head to oregonstateparks.org.

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May is Wildfire Awareness Month. During May, the Oregon Department of Forestry, the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal, the Office of Emergency Management, Keep Oregon Green, the U.S. Forest Service, OPRD and other federal, state and local emergency and response agencies are promoting programs and messages encouraging the public to work together in their local communities to prevent the risk of wildfire.




Attached Media Files: S'more at The Cove Palisades State Park , Family and campfire at L.L. Stub Stewart State Park

Committee to review historic building grant applications
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 05/20/19 2:45 PM

Two separate committees will meet to score and rank applications for the Preserving Oregon and Diamonds in the Rough Grant programs. The recommendations from the committees will be forwarded to the State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation for final review and approval on June 21 in Cottage Grove. Both meetings will be at the North Mall Office Building, 725 Summer Street, NE, and can also be accessed by phone.

The Diamonds in the Rough Grant committee will meet June 5, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in room 124A. Call in information is 1-877-402-9757, access code 4605348.

The Preserving Oregon Grant committee will meet June 10, 9:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m. in room 124A. Call in information is 1-877-402-9757, access code 4605348.

For information about the grants contact Kuri Gill at 503-986-0685 or by e-mail: i.Gill@oregon.gov">Kuri.Gill@oregon.gov . The meeting site is accessible to people with disabilities. Special accommodations for the meeting – including translation services – may be made by calling (503) 986?0690 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.


Oregon State Penitentiary reports two in-custody deaths (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Corrections - 05/20/19 2:41 PM
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Two Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) adults in custody died recently. Both were incarcerated at the Oregon State Penitentiary (OSP) in Salem and passed away in the infirmary while on hospice care. As with all in-custody deaths, Oregon State Police have been notified.

Ovid John Teixeira died May 18, 2019. He entered DOC custody on January 9, 2018, from Linn County with an earliest release date of October 13, 2020. Teixeira was 55 years old.

Nickolas John Kasemehas died May 20, 2019. He entered DOC custody on November 13, 2014, from Multnomah County with an earliest release date of May 20, 2022. Kasemehas was 78 years old.

DOC takes all in-custody deaths seriously. The agency is responsible for the care and custody of 14,700 individuals who are incarcerated in 14 institutions across the state. While crime information is public record, DOC elects to disclose only upon request out of respect for any family or victims.

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

 

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Eugene man's first Oregon's Game Megabucks win is $3.2 million (Photo)
Oregon Lottery - 05/20/19 1:26 PM
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May 20, 2019 - Salem, Ore. – Mark Bennett of Eugene hadn’t even won so much as free ticket while playing Oregon’s Game Megabucks – until last week when his monthly ticket purchase was worth $3.2 million.
“I like the game, but I had never won anything,” Bennett said. “I always get the 26 draws, then put the ticket away until it is up and get another one.” Players can purchase Oregon’s Game Megabucks tickets for up to 26 draw dates.
Bennett said he purchased a ticket in April from the Jasper’s on Coburg Road in Eugene, and put it away, until recently when he couldn’t sleep. Officials from Jasper’s said it was their first big win at that location.
"To hear one of our guests won the Megabucks jackpot was incredible news!” said Tezra Kong, Director of Operations for Jasper’s. “This will be something our team will be talking about for years to come.  We are very excited for our lucky guest, and his good fortune.  We look forward to sharing some of the seller's bonus with the team that provided the exceptional guest service at Sheldon Jasper's."
For selling the winning ticket Jasper’s will receive a 1-percent selling bonus, $32,000.
Bennett took the opportunity to bring the ticket to the Oregon Lottery for validation before he claimed his prize. A little-used option allows players to bring in a winning jackpot ticket to Lottery headquarters to have the ticket validated. The Oregon Lottery will then hold the winning ticket up to 60 days while the winner determines to the best option for them to claim the jackpot.
A few days later Bennett came back to the Lottery office after talking with his accountant. He took the bulk sum payment of $1.6 million. After taxes he took home $1.08 million.
“I am going to use the money to set up education funds for my grandchildren,” Bennett said.
During the 2015-17 biennium, more than $50 million in Oregon Lottery proceeds were directed to economic development, parks, education and watershed enhancement in Lane County, where Bennett lives and purchased the ticket. Since 1985, Oregon Lottery players have won more than $38 billion in prizes.
The Oregon Lottery reminds players to always sign the back of their Lottery tickets, regardless of the game. In the event of winning a jackpot, they should consult with a trusted financial planner or similar professional to develop a plan for their winnings. Prize winners of more than $50,000 are advised to contact the Lottery office and schedule an appointment to claim their prize.
Since the Oregon Lottery began selling tickets on April 25, 1985, it has earned nearly $12 billion for economic development, public education, state parks, Veterans services and watershed enhancements. For more information on the Oregon Lottery visit www.oregonlottery.org
 




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Updated: Oregon Opioid Taper Guidelines Taskforce to meet May 23 in Portland
Oregon Health Authority - 05/20/19 12:59 PM

Updated with call-in information

May 20, 2019

Media contact: Saerom England, 971-239-6483, om.y.england@dhsoha.state.or.us">saerom.y.england@dhsoha.state.or.us

Oregon Opioid Taper Guidelines Taskforce to meet May 23 in Portland

What: Oregon Opioid Taper Guidelines Taskforce

Agenda: Welcome, taskforce purpose and outcomes, agenda review, introductions, background on formation of the Taskforce, principles for guidelines, key components for inclusion in the guidelines, next steps and summary

When: Thursday May 23, 2019 from 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where: Portland State Office Building (PSOB), 800 NE Oregon Street, Portland Oregon Conference Line: 1-888-278-0296 Public Meeting ID: 843163.

.For more information, please visit the Opioid Prescribing Guidelines Task Force website.

Program contact: Lisa Bui, 971-673-3397, ootg.info@dhsoha.state.or.us

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Everyone has a right to know about and use Oregon Health Authority (OHA) programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:

  • Sign language and spoken language interpreters
  • Written materials in other languages
  • Braille
  • Large print
  • Audio and other formats

If you need help or have questions, please contact Lisa Bui, 971-673-3397, 711 TTY, or ootg.info@dhsoha.state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.


Keep your family safe from the West Nile Virus this summer
Oregon Health Authority - 05/20/19 12:11 PM

Update for news stations: Raw sound on tape and B-roll https://youtu.be/YRWZfA3iEF4

Spanish / Español

May 20, 2019

Media contact: Delia Hernández, 503-422-7174, phd.communications@dhsoha.state.or.us

Keep your family safe from the West Nile Virus this summer

As the weather continues to warm up, health officials say it’s important for people to protect themselves from disease-carrying mosquitoes. One of the illnesses to avoid is the potentially deadly West Nile virus.

About one in five infected people may show signs of West Nile virus. People at risk of serious illness include individuals 50 and older, and people with immune-compromising conditions, such as diabetes and high blood pressure.

West Nile symptoms may include fever above 100 degrees and severe headache, stiff neck, mental confusion, muscle weakness, shaking, paralysis or rash. People should contact their health care provider if experiencing any of these symptoms.

Health officials are advising people to take precautions against mosquitoes to avoid the risk of infection, including preventing mosquito bites. West Nile is spread to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito.

"It’s very easy for people to prevent bites from mosquitoes that may carry West Nile virus," said Dr. Emilio DeBess, public health veterinarian at the Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division. "Although the risk of contracting West Nile virus is low, people can take simple precautions to keep these insects at bay if they’re headed outdoors."

To prevent the spread of West Nile virus:

  • Eliminate sources of standing water that are a breeding ground for mosquitoes. This includes watering troughs, bird baths, clogged gutters and old tires.
  • When engaged in outdoor activities at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active, protect yourself by using mosquito repellants containing DEET, oil of lemon eucalyptus or Picardin, and follow the directions on the container.
  • Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants in mosquito-infested areas.
  • Make sure screen doors and windows are in good repair and fit tightly.

In 2018, there were two human cases of West Nile virus in two Oregon counties: Harney and Clackamas. The virus was found in one bird, 58 mosquito pools — samples of about 50 mosquitoes each — and two horses. In 2017, seven humans, 92 mosquito pools, five horses and one bird tested positive for West Nile. The virus also can be found in chickens, squirrels and dogs.

Climate change, particularly effects such as increased temperature and changes in rainfall, have led to longer mosquito seasons and are contributing to the spread of West Nile virus, health officials say. They agree these and other climate change indicators must be considered to help people better prepare for future transmission of the disease.

Additional information about West Nile virus is available on the Oregon Health Authority website, and from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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https://bit.ly/2wbuwxv

West Nile virus overview from Dr. Emilio DeBess, OHA Public Health Veterinarian


Fatal Crash Highway 126W near Veneta -- Lane County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 05/20/19 11:58 AM
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Saturday afternoon’s multi-vehicle fatal crash on 126W near Veneta. 

On May 18, 2019 at about 3:30 PM, OSP and first responders were dispatched to a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 126W near milepost 50.

Preliminary investigation revealed that several eastbound vehicles were stopped on 126W near the intersection of Lake Side Drive waiting for a vehicle to make a turn.  A Chevrolet pickup operated by Thomas HILL, age 39, from Eugene, was eastbound and failed to observe traffic coming to a stop.  The Chevrolet pickup rear ended a Dodge pickup, operated by Christopher STUART, age 29 from Florence.  The impact caused the Dodge pickup to go into the westbound lane where it crashed into a  Ford Focus operated by Jennifer STEPHENSON, age 37, from Noti. 

STEPHENSON suffered fatal injuries from the impact.  STEPHENSON’s passenger, Matthew MARCUERQIAGA, age 39, from Noti, sustained serious injuries and was transported to Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend.  STUART sustained critical injuries and was also transported to Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. 

Highway 126W was closed for about two hours during the investigation.

OSP was assisted by Lane County Sheriff’s Office, ODOT and Veneta Fire. 

Photograph provided by OSP. 

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Twitter: @ORStatePolice
Facebook: @ospsocial




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Prostitution arrests made in Bend
Bend Police Dept. - 05/20/19 11:40 AM

Type of Incident: Prostitution Arrest

Date and Time: May 18, 2019 at 7:16pm

Location: 849 NE 3rd Street, Days Inn Hotel

Arrested: Andrew Fecteau, 53 year old Bend resident

                Menione Moore, 28 year old Stockton, Californian resident

                Tanisha Hopkins, 33 year old Stockton, California resident

 

On May 18, 2019 around 7:19pm, a call was made to 911 Dispatch Center regarding suspected prostitution occurring inside the hotel.  Bend officers responded and made contact with Menione Moore and Tanisha Hopkins who were staying at the hotel. The officers contacted a male inside the hotel room with one of the females. The male was identified as Andrew Fecteau.  The Bend Police located evidence related to the crime of prostitution.

Menione Moore, Tanisha Hopkins and Andrew Fecteau were all arrested for prostitution, Oregon Revised Statue 167.007.  This case is under further investigation. 

 

Submitted by: Lt. Juli McConkey


DPSST Basic Police Revision Advisory Panel Meeting Scheduled
Ore. Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 05/20/19 11:02 AM

For Immediate Release                                        

May 16, 2019

Contact:    Staci Yutzie
                 503-378-2426

Notice of Regular Meeting

The Basic Police Revision Advisory Panel for Phase 3 will hold a regular meeting on June 6, 2019 from 10:00a-2:00p.  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 deaf or hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made before the meeting by calling the contact listed above. 

Agenda Items:

I.   Welcome- Ryan Keck

II.  Basic Police Revision Overview- Ryan Keck and Staci Yutzie

  1. Phase 1 & 2 Product
  2. Phase 3 Goal
  3. Phase 4 Plan

III.  Metrics- Dr. Stephen James

IV.  Advisory Panel Tasks

 

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 Basic Police Revision Advisory Panel 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.


Fatal Crash Territorial Highway & High Pass Road near Junction City -- Lane County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 05/20/19 10:11 AM
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Friday morning’s two vehicle fatal crash on Territorial Highway and High Pass Road near Junction City. 

On May 17, 2019 at about 10:20 AM, OSP troopers and first responders were dispatched to a two vehicle fatal crash at the intersection of Territorial Highway and Highway Pass Road. 

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Chevy Cavalier, operated by Russell Lee NICKERSON, age 81, from Eugene was traveling westbound on High Pass Road when for unknown reasons he failed to stop at the intersection.  NICKERSON’s vehicle was struck by a  Ford Econoline Van, operated by Cary Allen RAMSAY (male), age 55, from Eugene. 

NICKERSON suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.  RAMSAY was transported to Riverbend Hospital with serious injuries. 

Territorial Highway was closed for approximately four hours following the crash. 

OSP was assisted by Lane County Sheriff's Office, ODOT, Junction City Fire and Lane Fire Authority.

Photograph provided by OSP.

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Twitter: @ORStatePolice 
Facebook: @ospsocial




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Sat. 05/18/19
[PHOTO RELEASE]- 23rd Annual Living History Day at Camp Withycombe (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 05/18/19 4:35 PM
190518-Z-PL933-0129-Visitors to the 23rd annual Living History Day held at Camp Withycombe, in Clackamas, Oregon, May 18, 2019 got to see how military equipment, in this case a boat, is loaded on and off of a truck. The Armed Forces Day celebration, hoste
190518-Z-PL933-0129-Visitors to the 23rd annual Living History Day held at Camp Withycombe, in Clackamas, Oregon, May 18, 2019 got to see how military equipment, in this case a boat, is loaded on and off of a truck. The Armed Forces Day celebration, hoste
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190518-Z-PL933-0008-Visitors, current service members and military Veterans spend time interacting during the 23rd annual Living History Day held at Camp Withycombe, in Clackamas, Oregon, May 18, 2019. This event is co-sponsored by the Military Vehicle Collectors Club of Oregon and hosted by the Oregon Military Museum, Oregon's official military history repository and an award-winning museum located at Camp Withycombe, in Clackamas. (U.S. National Guard photo by Jason van Mourik, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.)

190518-Z-PL933-0012-Visitors young and old enjoy the interactive displays during the 23rd annual Living History Day held at Camp Withycombe, in Clackamas, Oregon, May 18, 2019. The Armed Forces Day celebration, hosted by the Oregon Military Museum, pays special tribute to those with military service in the U.S. Armed Forces, expanding public knowledge of the military's role in our communities, our nation, and the world. (U.S. National Guard photo by Jason van Mourik, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.)

190518-Z-PL933-0058-A restored WWI Ford Model-T Ambulance on display from the Vancouver Barracks Military Association is presented to the public at the 23rd annual Living History day at Camp Withycombe in Clackamas, Ore. May 18, 2019. The Armed Forces Day celebration, hosted by the Oregon Military Museum, pays special tribute to those with military service in the U.S. Armed Forces, expanding public knowledge of the military's role in our communities, our nation, and the world. (U.S. National Guard photo by Jason van Mourik, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.)

190518-Z-PL933-0070-Visitors young and old enjoy the interactive displays during the 23rd annual Living History Day held at Camp Withycombe, in Clackamas, Oregon, May 18, 2019. The Armed Forces Day celebration, hosted by the Oregon Military Museum, pays special tribute to those with military service in the U.S. Armed Forces, expanding public knowledge of the military's role in our communities, our nation, and the world. (U.S. National Guard photo by Jason van Mourik, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.)

190518-Z-PL933-0086-Rory Jensen, from Camas, Wash, displays his WWII-era camera again this year during the 23rd annual Living History Day held at Camp Withycombe, in Clackamas, Oregon, May 18, 2019. His camera from last year has been sold in order to buy this more historically accurate model used by the United States Army throughout WWII. The Oregon Military Museum held the 23rd Annual Living History Day as part of Armed Forces Day celebrations throughout the country. (U.S. National Guard photo by Jason van Mourik, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.)

190518-Z-PL933-0101-Visitors and military Veterans spend time interacting during Living History Day held at Camp Withycombe, in Clackamas, Oregon, May 18, 2019. The Oregon Military Museum held the 23rd Annual Living History Day as part of Armed Forces Day celebrations throughout the country. (U.S. National Guard photo by Jason van Mourik, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.)

190518-Z-PL933-0129-Visitors to the 23rd annual Living History Day held at Camp Withycombe, in Clackamas, Oregon, May 18, 2019 got to see how military equipment, in this case a boat, is loaded on and off of a truck. The Armed Forces Day celebration, hosted by the Oregon Military Museum, pays special tribute to those with military service in the U.S. Armed Forces, expanding public knowledge of the military's role in our communities, our nation, and the world. (U.S. National Guard photo by Jason van Mourik, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.)

Hi-res photos available on our Flickr account at:

https://www.flickr.com/gp/oregonmildep/1hE1MX

 

 




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Fri. 05/17/19
Find farm stands & u-picks with Oregon's Bounty (Photo)
Oregon Farm Bureau - 05/17/19 2:59 PM
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 17, 2019

Find farm stands & u-picks with Oregon’s Bounty

Use a smartphone to easily find farm stands, u-pick fields, on-farm events with Oregon’s Bounty at www.OregonFB.org

Strawberries, asparagus, rhubarb, mushrooms, salad greens — along with bedding plants, flowering baskets, and fresh-cut flowers — are just a few favorites of Oregon’s agricultural bounty in spring.

But outside of the local farmers market, where can you buy these things directly from a farm or ranch?

“Everyone knows where their local farmers market is. But what about roadside farm stands, u-pick fields, and on-farm events out in rural areas? That’s where Oregon’s Bounty comes in,” said Anne Marie Moss, Oregon Farm Bureau communications director.

Oregon’s Bounty at www.OregonFB.org is a searchable directory of nearly 300 family farms and ranches that sell food and foliage directly to the public.

Oregon’s Bounty allows visitors to do keyword searches for specific agriculture products — such as blueberries, cucumbers, honey, or eggs — and/or search for farms within a specific region of the state. Visitors can also do a keyword search for “u-pick” or “events” to find farms that offer those activities.

“Oregonians love farm-fresh food. Thanks to the diversity of agriculture in this great state, we can buy an enormous variety of seasonal fruits, vegetables, flowers, foliage, meat, and nuts directly from the families who grew it,” said Moss.

“Each of the farms listed in Oregon’s Bounty are owned and operated by Farm Bureau members who are proud to share what they’ve raised with the public,” said Moss. “Spring is a great time to take a trip into the beautiful countryside and experience Oregon agriculture firsthand.”

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Note to Editors: “Farm Bureau” is a registered trademark; please capitalize in all cases.

Oregon Farm Bureau (OFB) is a grassroots, nonpartisan, nonprofit, general farm organization representing the interests of farming and ranching families in the public and policymaking arenas. First established in Oregon at the county level in 1919 and the state level in 1932, Farm Bureau is organized in all 36 counties.

Oregon Farm Bureau President Sharon Waterman is an OFB Hall of Fame honoree and operates a Century Ranch raising sheep, cattle, and timber in Bandon. She is OFB’s 16th president.




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Construction Contractors Board Takes Steps to Stop Data and Security Breach, Inform Contractors
Oregon Construction Contractors Board - 05/17/19 10:47 AM

The Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB) has discovered a security breach involving 8,013 online contractor accounts. Unauthorized individuals gained access to some contractors’ usernames and related password information. The incident occurred between October 27, 2018 and October 29, 2018, and was discovered on April 12, 2019, during a routine audit conducted by the Enterprise Security Office of the agency’s information technology databases.

Unfortunately, personally identifying information in 466 of these accounts was accessible, and the CCB determined this constitutes a data breach for that subset of accounts.

Upon detection of the issue, the CCB took immediate steps to determine the scope of the problem and then to remediate the problem. This work included closing the pathways used by the unauthorized individuals to gain access to the contractor accounts. The CCB is also enhancing its password protection security and is requesting that each affected account holder reset his or her password.

The compromised information included the email, name, address, and password hash (the code that protects the password) of the affected individuals. Of those compromised accounts, 466 also included an ID number such as state ID or driver license. At this time, there is no evidence that the information has been misused.

In addition to asking that all affected account holders reset their passwords, the CCB is sending letters to all affected account holders. These letters advise account holders that CCB is offering identity theft protection and fully managed ID theft recovery services to each of them for one year. Information on how to access these free services is included in the letters being mailed.

The Construction Contractors Board is committed to protecting the privacy and security of its licensees, and its systems are frequently reviewed and audited. 

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About the CCB

The Construction Contractors Board regulates more than 40,000 licensed contractors. The agency also promotes contractor education and protects consumers by preventing and resolving construction contracting problems. Learn more about the CCB at www.oregon.gov/ccb.


Celebrate State Parks Day June 1 with free camping, parking and special events (Photo)
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 05/17/19 9:30 AM
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Saturday June 1 is State Parks Day and Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) invites Oregonians outdoors for a day of free camping, free parking and special events at Oregon’s state parks.

Several state parks are holding free events that day, and camping is free at all tent, RV and individual horse campsites. Day-use parking will be free June 1 and 2 at the 25 parks that charge a day-use fee.

“State Parks Day is our way each year of thanking Oregonians for their commitment to our state parks,” said Lisa Sumption, OPRD director. “We invite people to discover a new park or revisit an old favorite.”

State Parks Day is organized by OPRD and has been held annually since 1997.

Oregon Lottery returns as an event sponsor this year and they’re providing support for events at six state parks: Champoeg State Heritage Area, Fort Stevens State Park, Tumalo State Park, The Cove Palisades State Park, Wallowa Lake State Park and Silver Falls State Park.

Oregon Lottery is also sponsoring a new addition to State Parks Day: commemorative State Parks Day pins. The limited-edition pins will be available for free at more than two dozen state parks on June 1. See the full list of parks distributing the pins at the end of this release. Note: parks have a limited supply of pins and they will be given away first come, first served.

In total, 11 state parks will host free events June 1:

Willamette Valley

  • Champoeg State Heritage Area
  • Fort Yamhill State Heritage Area
  • Silver Falls State Park

Coast

  • Fort Stevens State Park
  • Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint

Cascade Range and Central Oregon

  • The Cove Palisades State Park
  • Prineville Reservoir State Park
  • Tumalo State Park

Portland Metro Area

  • Tryon Creek State Natural Area

Southern and Eastern Oregon

  • Collier Memorial State Park
  • Wallowa Lake State Park

Events include disc golf, living history, outdoor concerts, ranger-led programs and more. Full details about events at each park are on the official State Parks Day webpage

To guarantee a campsite for State Parks Day, reserve online at oregonstateparks.org or call (800) 452-5687 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday. While campsite rental is free, an $8 non-refundable transaction fee is required at the time of the reservation. Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance of your stay. Approximately half of state park campgrounds accept reservations.

List of state parks giving away State Parks Day pins on June 1

Coast

  • Bullards Beach State Park
  • Cape Arago State Park
  • Cape Lookout State Park
  • Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint
  • Crissey Field State Recreation Site
  • Fort Stevens State Park
  • Humbug Mountain State Park
  • Shore Acres State Park
  • Sunset Bay State Park
  • William M. Tugman State Park

Columbia River Gorge

  • Ainsworth State Park
  • Guy W. Talbot State Park

Willamette Valley

  • Champoeg State Heritage Area
  • Dexter State Recreation Area
  • Elijah Bristow State Park
  • Fort Yamhill State Heritage Area
  • Silver Falls State Park
  • Thompson's Mills State Heritage Area

Cascade Range and Central Oregon

  • LaPine State Park
  • Prineville Reservoir State Park
  • The Cove Palisades State Park
  • Tumalo State Park

Southern and Eastern Oregon

  • Clyde Holliday State Park
  • Cottonwood Canyon State Park
  • Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area
  • Farewell Bend State Recreation Area
  • Hat Rock State Park
  • Lake Owyhee State Park
  • Minam State Recreation Area
  • Sumpter Valley Dredge State Heritage Site
  • Wallowa Lake State Park



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Armed Forces Day Event Honors Veterans, History (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 05/17/19 8:30 AM
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Armed Forces Day Event Honors Veterans, History  

23rd Annual Living History Day Honors All Service Men and Women

CLACKAMAS, Oregon – The 23rd Annual Living History Day is scheduled for Saturday, May 18th, at Camp Withycombe in Clackamas, Ore., from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

The event celebrates Armed Forces Day, a nationally recognized holiday held on the third Saturday each May.  Visitors of all ages can explore military displays, vehicles, and historic buildings.  This free event is co-sponsored by the Oregon Military Museum and the Military Vehicle Collectors Club of Oregon (MVCCO).

The Armed Forces Day celebration pays special tribute to those with military service in the U.S. Armed Forces, expanding public knowledge of the military’s role in our communities, our nation, and the world.  

“This annual event helps us fulfill our mission to inspire and educate visitors about Oregon's military heritage and legacy, to include the National Guard, the early militia, and all branches of the Armed Forces,” explains Tracy Thoennes, curator of the museum. “We showcase military equipment and capabilities throughout the past two hundred years.  Visitors have the opportunity to see, touch, and experience first-hand our military past and learn more about today’s military.” 

Displays include multi-era historical artifacts as well as current operational military equipment.  A few examples include:  U.S. field artillery from 1841 through today, exhibits in two circa 1911 rescued and relocated historic buildings, and many military vehicles from ambulances, trucks, and tanks to amphibious, tactical, and utility vehicles.  Food and beverage for purchase or by donation will be available.

Drivers will be required to show a valid driver’s license to enter Camp Withycombe.  The address is 15300 SE Minuteman Way, just off Interstate 205 and Highway 212, near SE 102nd Avenue.  

For more information about Living History Day, please call the Oregon Military Museum at (503) 683-5359. 

The Military Vehicle Collectors Club of Oregon is dedicated to the preservation and enjoyment of military vehicles and related equipment.  Monthly meetings are held at Camp Withycombe, and members participate in parades and community events throughout each year. 

The Oregon Military Museum is Oregon’s official military history repository and an award-winning museum located at Camp Withycombe.  The museum is currently undergoing major renovations.  

 

Photo Caption:

Rory Jensen from Camas, Washington, dressed in his vintage WWII-era uniform, holds a WWII-era Speed Graphic camera during Living History Day held at Camp Withycombe, in Clackamas, Oregon, May 19, 2018. The Oregon Military Museum will once again host the 23rd Annual Living History Day as part of Armed Forces Day celebrations throughout the country on May 18, 2019. (National Guard photo by John Hughel, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)
 




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Bend Police Officer Assaulted during arrest
Bend Police Dept. - 05/17/19 5:04 AM

Suspect / Arrested:  Tony Latrell Williams 35 year old Bend resident

 

On 05/16/19 at 10:34 p.m., officers from the City of Bend Police Department responded to 7- Eleven located at 810 NE Greenwood for a report of a naked, intoxicated male who had fallen in the parking lot.  The male was also reported to have failed to pay a cab driver for a ride he had received to that location.

Arriving officers contacted the subject, later identified as Tony Latrell Williams and detained him in handcuffs following a brief theft investigation.  After being handcuffed, a kitchen knife with an approximately 10 inch blade was located in his waistband.  Williams became uncooperative with officers and assaulted one of the officers by kicking her in the head.

Arriving officers assisted in controlling Williams who continued to actively resist being arrested by flailing about and trying to pull away from the officers.  Williams was eventually restrained using a WRAP restraint device.

The WRAP restraint device is designed to immobilize a subject in an effort to protect them and others from being physically injured while in police custody.

Williams was transported to Deschutes County Adult Jail and lodged on the listed charges.

 

 

Theft in the third degree

Resisting arrest

Assaulting a public safety officer

Interfering with a police officer

Harassment

Attempted unlawful use of a weapon.