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Salem-News.com (Aug-21-2014 06:53)

Search Underway on Oregon Coast for Two Missing Campers

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(TILLAMOOK, Ore. ) - Missing Campers Oregon Tillamook County Search and Rescue teams will be out looking for two male campers who failed to return to their campsite early Tuesday morning.

The Tillamook County Sheriff's Office says the two men, ages 35 and 53, left their campsite around 11:30 a.m. from the Cedar Creek Campgrounds off Oregon Highway 6.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-16-2014 21:10)

3 in 10 Oregon Surfers Admit to Surfing During Health Advisories

Surfers ingest 10 times more ocean water than swimmers, about 170 milliliters a day, or half a can of soda, researchers said.

(NEWPORT, Ore. ) - Oregon Surfers Health warnings issued by state officials when beaches have high levels of bacteria do not keep many surfers out of the water, according to a new study by Oregon State University.

Nearly three in 10 surfers admit they knowingly surf during health advisories – nearly the same amount that chooses not to surf during periods of elevated bacteria.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-16-2014 20:11)

Coast Guard Rescues Stranded Kayaker on Oregon Coast

“He set himself up for success by having all of the right safety gear,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Burgard.

(CAPE FALCON, Ore. ) - Oregon Coast Rescue A Coast Guard aircrew from Air Station Astoria, Oregon, hoisted a kayaker who was stranded on the rocks near Cape Falcon, Oregon, Saturday afternoon.

The man was safely hoisted and transported in good condition to Coast Guard Station Tillamook Bay in Garibaldi, Oregon.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-10-2014 16:44)

Teens Trapped by High Tide Rescued

“Hikers who get stranded by the incoming tide is all to common an occurrence,” said Mark Dobney, command duty officer at Sector Columbia River.

(CANNON BEACH, Ore. ) - MH 60 Jayhawk helicopter The Coast Guard assisted in the rescue of two teenagers stranded near Cannon Beach Sunday.

An aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, based out of Warrenton, Oregon, hoisted the two teenagers aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter where aircrew members treated them for hypothermia.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-10-2014 16:18)

UPDATED VIDEO: 5 Rescued from Sinking Boat off Oregon Coast

All five survivors are reported to be in good condition.

(LINCOLN CITY, Ore. ) - Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Astoria, a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station North Bend, and two good Samaritans, rescued five people from a sinking charter boat 27 miles west of Siletz Bay, Oregon on Saturday.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-05-2014 10:24)

Two Oregon Lighthouses to Offer Rare After Hours Tours

Both tours celebrate the colorful local history of these grand constructs, providing an unique opportunity to experience them up close.

(NEWPORT, Ore. ) - Yaquina Head Lighthouse The two lighthouses that call Newport, Oregon home, will feature rare after-hours tours in August.

The first happens August 7, part of National Lighthouse Day, spotlighting the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse. The first happens August 7, part of National Lighthouse Day, spotlighting the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse. The second happens on August 20 at the Yaquina Head Lighthouse, in honor of the landmark's 141st birthday.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-01-2014 16:51)

Health Advisory Issued for Devils Lake on Oregon Coast

Swallowing or inhaling water, as well as skin contact with water, should be avoided. Drinking water directly from Devils Lake is especially dangerous.

(LINCOLN CITY, Ore. ) - Devils Lake A health advisory was issued Friday due to high levels of blue-green algae and toxins in Devils Lake, located just south of Lincoln City in Lincoln County.

Water monitoring has confirmed the presence of high levels of cyanotoxins produced by blue-green algae. These dangerous cyanotoxin concentrations in the water can be harmful to humans and animals.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-30-2014 07:12)

Four Public Hearings to be Held on Oregon Beach Smoking Ban

Education about the new rule is taking place through 2014, and enforcement will begin in 2015.

(SALEM, Ore. ) - Oregon Coast Proposed rules that would restrict smoking of tobacco products on the ocean shore recreation area will be open for public comment through August 29.

Citing environmental issues as a primary concern - plastic cigarette butts can persist for years, even in the harsh beach environment - the commission approved a staff request to consider a smoking rule for the ocean shore.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-29-2014 19:53)

Thousands of Dead Anchovies Could Cause a Smelly Problem for Seaside

Officials say that while this may not seem like a good thing, it is a good sign that anchovies along the Oregon coast are doing very well.

(SEASIDE, Ore. ) - Bird Buffet Oregon Coast Thousands of dead anchovies could cause a fowl smell in the coming days in the popular Oregon coastal town of Seaside.

That is because, this year there has been an unusually large run of the Northern Anchovy from the Pacific Ocean, which has caused oxygen levels in the Necanicum River to deplete enough to kill the fish.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-26-2014 09:00)

Oregon Man Arrested after Trying to Bribe Trooper to Tear Up Ticket

After the trooper explained the citation, the suspect allegedly offered the trooper $360 to tear it up.

(TILLAMOOK, Ore. ) - Oregon State Police Car If you need a good laugh this Saturday morning, than this news story is just for you!

A 20-year-old Milwaukie, Oregon resident was arrested during a traffic stop along Highway 101 in Tillamook County after he tried to bribe an OSP trooper to tear-up his ticket.

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