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Attorneys from Lewis Rice’s Federal Takings & Rails to Trails Practice won a significant victory on May 8 for five Oregon landowners who brought takings claims against the federal government. The claim resulted from the conversion of the abandoned Port of Tillamook Bay Railroad into the … Read more

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A weak ridge of high pressure is moving into the area, but the westerly flow aloft is pushing clouds across the region also. This means we will stay mostly cloudy today, but dry, and breezy also with winds becoming westerly 8-12 gusting to 20.  The skies begin to clear tonight as the high pr… Read more

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Organizers of Memorial Day at Sunset Heights Memorial Park established a Facebook page, Tillamook County Memorial Day, for a livestream that took place Memorial Day, May 25. U.S. Navy Captain John M. Kirby was the guest speaker for the event. Read more

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As Oregon grocers prepare to restart accepting empty beverage container returns, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) is announcing additional adjustments in retailer redemption requirements. The move will modify the required hours for Bottle Bill returns in order to provide retailers… Read more

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The Tillamook County Board of Commissioners discussed at their board meeting on May 20 directing non-essential county employees to return to work. The courthouse will be reopening on Tuesday, May 26, to employees only and be closed to the public until June 8. Read more

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The Tillamook Board of County Commissioners voted on Wednesday, May 13, to open Steiner and Three Rivers boat launches in addition to the four county boat launches that were opened last week: Nehalem Bay, Memaloose, Netarts Bay and Pacific City at Sunset Drive. The boat launches will be open… Read more

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 Tillamook Narcotics Team (TNT) Detectives conducted a traffic stop at 3:48 p.m. on May 13 with a vehicle on North Main Avenue near Goodspeed Road after observing the vehicle frequent a drug house near the area.  TNT Detectives contacted two individuals in the vehicle Chelsey Snook, 30 of Ti… Read more

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The entire community is invited to join Tillamook High School (THS) for the senior procession Friday, May 29. Students will leave the high school at 6:30 p.m., travel down Miller, turn west on 11th, travel north on Pacific, and then east on Third Street to end at the Fairgrounds (location of… Read more

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Jackpocket, the first third-party app in the U.S. to provide a secure way to order official state lottery tickets, announced Wednesday, May 20, its launch in Oregon. Oregonians can now use Jackpocket’s mobile app to place ticket orders for well-known jackpot games, including Powerball, Mega … Read more

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The Garibaldi Museum will be opening to the public on Saturday, May 30, 2020. They will, however, be open only by appointment and only on weekends until it is deemed safe for our visitors and staff to open further. We will be observing social distancing and ask for individuals or family grou… Read more

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The Coast Guard urges the public to be prepared when operating a paddle craft on the water this Memorial Day weekend as summer kicks off across the Pacific Northwest. As stay-at-home restrictions are eased and air temperatures rise, in our rush to get outside and enjoy the beautiful Pacific … Read more

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Tillamook City Council discussed at their May 18 meeting reopening city hall offices. There has been discussion within city hall on how to approach reopening the facility. Read more

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Starting Thursday, May 21, the Oregon Employment Department is providing unemployment benefits through the CARES Act Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) program. PEUC is a 13-week extension of Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits for claimants who have run out of regular benefits. Read more

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Public health measures implemented in March to combat the rapid spread of COVID-19 are having an unprecedented economic impact on Oregon and the United States. April provides the first full month of data measuring the initial impact on businesses and the unemployed. Read more

The Oregon Department of Education, in partnership with the Oregon Lottery, announced Tuesday, May 19, Oregon’s 2021 Regional Teachers of the Year. From the very beginning of this global pandemic, teachers have stepped up in countless, innovative ways to ensure students are safe, healthy and… Read more