UPDATE: Salem expected to get 2-3 inches of snow tonight, says NWS

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The Oregon Department of Transportation is expanding salt treatments on I-5 and I-84 while Salem and other towns also brace for snow and ice this winter.
Amy Read / Statesman Journal

UPDATE at 10:15 p.m. Wednesday night

The National Weather Service expects Salem to get 2 to 3 inches of snow

...read more at http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/2018/02/20/snow-oregon-portland-salem-eugene-when-arrive/355579002/

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Dive in and volunteer – Lively – Oregon Coast Today

Photos courtesy Oregon Coast Aquarium

Photos courtesy Oregon Coast Aquarium

Normally, when SCUBA divers exchange tips on the best diving spots, they talk in terms of landmarks or GPS co-ordinates. Rarely do you get a street address.

But 2820 SE Ferry Slip Road, Newport, has developed quite a reputation for calm, crystal clear water and an abundance of animals.

These fantastic conditions are found every day inside the Oregon Coast Aquarium, where more than

...read more at http://www.oregoncoasttoday.com/oct/lively/20180220/dive-in-and-volunteer

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Cannon Beach Talk Looks Into Active Underwater Volcano Off Oregon Coast

Cannon Beach Talk Looks Into Active Underwater Volcano Off Oregon Coast

Published 02/21/2018 at 2:55 AM PDT
By Oregon Coast Beach Connection staff

(Cannon Beach, Oregon) – The Haystack Rock Awareness Program of the north Oregon coast and the Cannon Beach Library Lecture Series together present a new look at the underwater volcanic chaos going on beneath the waves in March. The next talk happens on Wednesday, March 14 with famed Hatfield Marine Science Center researcher and professor Dr. Bill Chadwick, presenting a lecture entitled “Axial Seamount: The most Active Volcano in

...read more at http://beachconnection.net/news/axial022118_245.php

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CALENDAR: Feb. 21 – Tillamook Headlight

CHARITY DRIVE,  Feb. 21

CORONATION NIGHT

Alumni Basketball game, 7 p.m. at THS gym.

Wednesday, Feb. 21

Tillamook County Board of Commissioners – 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Tillamook County Courthouse in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room B.

Rockaway Beach City Council – 6 p.m., second Wednesdays, City Hall. Open to the public.

 Tillamook County Emergency Communications District meeting – 5 p.m. in the Stan Sheldon Board Room located at 2311 Third Street in Tillamook.

Frances Stilwell paintings – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday at Tillamook County Pioneer Museum until April 15.

Art for the Heart – 11 a.m. at NCRD gallery in Nehalem. Free. Information call

...read more at https://www.tillamookheadlightherald.com/community/calendar-feb/article_a61ff1fa-16b1-11e8-ac0c-9f7a9772d8b2.html

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Lecture hair down at music teacher concert

Akia Woods

Akia Woods

Christine McKenney

Christine McKenney

Music teachers from throughout Lincoln County will take to the stage this Sunday, Feb. 25, for the annual Spotlight on the Teachers Broadway, Movies Fun concert.

The show, presented by the Lincoln County District of the Oregon Music Teachers Association, is a fund-raiser for the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts and the Suzanne Brown Student Aid fund. The hour-long concert will be followed

...read more at http://www.oregoncoasttoday.com/oct/concerts/20180220/lecture-hair-down-at-music-teacher-concert

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Recreational crabbing closed along southern Oregon coast

Crab pots sit in the parking lot at the Charleston Marina Complex in Charleston in November. The commercial and recreational crab fisheries were hit with closures again this year due to increased domoic acid levels in the crab.

...read more at http://theworldlink.com/bandon/news/recreational-crabbing-closed-along-southern-oregon-coast/article_bf1562bc-48db-5f9e-a837-cdeece7e554b.html

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Dive in and volunteer

Photos courtesy Oregon Coast Aquarium

Photos courtesy Oregon Coast Aquarium

Normally, when SCUBA divers exchange tips on the best diving spots, they talk in terms of landmarks or GPS co-ordinates. Rarely do you get a street address.

But 2820 SE Ferry Slip Road, Newport, has developed quite a reputation for calm, crystal clear water and an abundance of animals.

These fantastic conditions are found every day inside the Oregon Coast Aquarium, where more than

...read more at http://www.oregoncoasttoday.com/oct/lively/20180220/dive-in-and-volunteer

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Picasso isn’t the only thing Sotheby’s does well

Ed Tanabe, Lisa Morrigan and Penelope Cole

Ed Tanabe, Lisa Morrigan and Penelope Cole

The brand made famous for its high-end auction house in New York has been making its mark in luxury home sales across the country. In late 2015, Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty expanded its network to the Oregon Coast and lucky us! The local team of Lisa Morrigan, Penelope Cole and Ed Tanabe serves the central coast from Pacific City to Yachats and offers you a team of

...read more at http://www.oregoncoasttoday.com/oct/lively/20180220/picasso-isnt-the-only-thing-sothebys-does-well

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The Trouble with Trilobites


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Fiction • by Steve Sabatka

Barney was a dachshund-beagle mix — and my collar-jangling, Obi Dog Kenobi, hipping me, in his own shaggy-bearded way, to “what-if?” story ideas as we stomped our sandy side of the Pacific Rim, from Yachats to Long Beach, in all kinds of weather.

Barney was. He is no more. Because just about a year ago, we all but tripped over

...read more at http://www.oregoncoasttoday.com/oct/lively/20180220/the-trouble-with-trilobites

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Oregon Coast Gets Snow This Week; Possibly Scary Commute for Portland

Oregon Coast Gets Snow This Week; Possibly Scary Commute for Portland

Published 02/20/2018 at 2:55 AM PDT
By Oregon Coast Beach Connection staff

(Oregon Coast) – The Oregon coast is in for something rather unusual: a run of snow for a few days, albeit light dustings. The Oregon Coast Range will be a problem on and off, and Portland, along with much of the valley, may have a rough evening commute later on Tuesday (today).

The National Weather Service (NWS) is putting the coast range and the metro areas under a winter weather advisory from

...read more at http://www.beachconnection.net/news/snowcomm022018_245.php

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