It is election day! Every five years, the library comes before the voters to ask for a renewal of the property tax levy that provides funds to keep our libraries open. If you are reading this column on Wednesday or later, the results of our bond measure 29-164 will be known. Did the majority… Read more

Tillamook Kiwanis club continues to be very active in support of our community. At 43 members strong, our club is now among the top three largest in Oregon. We’re proud to be defying national statistics of club membership decline, and we are so very grateful for each member. Read more

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Tillamook Early Learning Center (TELC) invites the community to add a little color to their lives to benefit local families enrolled at the Tillamook childcare center and preschool.The 501(c)3 nonprofit will host a family-friendly 5K Color Fun Run at the Port of Tillamook Bay on June 11, 202… Read more

As John Denver once wrote in a song lyric, “I’m leavin’ on a jet plane.” I don’t know about you, but I am so ready to embrace that sentiment. In fact, by the time this appears in print, I will have been to Anaheim, California to see my very good friend, Mickey Mouse. If you know me at all, y… Read more

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There’s roughly a week left to cast your ballot in the May Primary Election, and I wanted to use this time to endorse one of the local measures that the Tillamook Chamber Executive Board believes will have a positive impact for the community. (Yes, I know some of you may have already sent in… Read more

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Just as predicted, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 30, the Nehalem Bay region bore the impact of a rare tsunami. According to local experts in Wheeler, Nehalem, Manzanita, Neahkahnie and the surrounding area, a wave of this type has never been recorded prior to last weekend. Unlike other tsuna… Read more

 I am going to title this week’s library column, “The Joy of Learning Something New!” Just for a moment, try to imagine what would happen if you stopped feeding your body good food. Other than being really hungry, not nourishing your body would be catastrophic to your well-being and create a… Read more

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Each year, people across the nation recognize the month of May as Mental Health Awareness Month. This month-long health observance is a great time for community members to focus on mental health. A few ways community members can observe Mental Health Awareness Month are by learning about men… Read more

Mark your calendars…this year’s National Prevention Week (NPW) is May 8th through May 14th. NPW is an annual public health observance supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA). Throughout this weeklong public health observance, health professionals, schools s… Read more

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Retiring Tillamook County Dairy Princess-Ambassador Mariana Llamas will be crowning the 61st Tillamook Dairy Princess Ambassador on May 15th. Mariana has done an exceptional job representing the Tillamook Dairy Industry in a year of transitioning back to a more normal lifestyle following Cov… Read more

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There’s a saying among beekeepers. “A swarm in May is worth a load of hay.  A swarm in June is worth a silver spoon.  A swarm in July isn’t worth a fly.”   Read more

In this month’s Dispatch from the WAVE, I’m excited to share about the opening of the TCTD propane fueling facility that was constructed at the District’s operations center. Over the past several years, TCTD has been exploring different clean air fuel alternatives. In discovery, due to cost … Read more