Category Archives: Safety

Union Gap Fire – May 9

“FIRE”, Julianne Crane said, “will probably be our first emergency.” That was at about 11 am. By mid-afternoon the fire between Oakland and Sutherlin caught our attention. Cheryl Warfel and I drove out and circled up Union Gap Loop Road … Continue reading

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Emergency Preparedness: Everyone in the Park should have a copy of ‘Prepare! A Resource Guide’

The Emergency Preparedness Committee has been tasked with, among other responsibilities: “Develop an emergency information system,” and “Identify and maintain an inventory of human and other resources useful in mitigating threats of disruptions.”  For those of us who were in … Continue reading

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Wildfire prevention talk on Friday, 5/17, 3 p.m.

“Wildfires …
… what to do?” It appears that our Spring rains are over, and any time now, our forests and wildlands will be tender dry. And, since we live on the edge of a working forest, we are lucky to … Continue reading

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Water Inundation Map for Cooper Creek Added

We’ve added a link to an album containing photos of the map shown by Blair Nash at Friday’s Seminar about the Cooper Creek Dam. Blair is with the Sutherlin Water Control District and gave a group of about 60 people … Continue reading

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‘Update on Cooper Creek Dam’ by district manager Blair Nash — Friday, April 19, (NEW TIME) 3:30 p.m.

Blair Nash, District Manager, Sutherlin Water Control District will give an update on the Cooper Creek Dam on Friday, April 19 at 3:30 p.m. He will have the latest inundation maps and give information on the earthen dam . Copper … Continue reading

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Hear about ways to reduce risk of Identity Theft, 4/5, 3 p.m.

Identity theft can happen to anyone. Once “identity thieves have your personal information, they can drain your bank account, run up charges on your credit cards, open new utility accounts, or get medical treatment on your health insurance,” according to … Continue reading

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Scammers, Spammers, and Fishing Cons

from the writing desk of Helaine… I answered the phone and the lady started speaking. Nice voice, no accent. And she said….. “We are calling from Microsoft security team. We have noticed suspicious activities from your network. It seems like … Continue reading

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RainedOut Alert System is Invaluable

The value of our RainedOut Alert system has proven invaluable during the past couple weeks. If you haven’t already done so, please, PLEASE, consider signing up so you can be quickly and efficiently informed of urgent park messages and emergency … Continue reading

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How Prepared were You?

How prepared were you for the Snowmagedden that hit Timber Valley last week? I thought I was prepared. I had a Go Bag packed in the car. I made a trek out to the car to retrieve it. First thing … Continue reading

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Give yourself a three-day ‘Emergency Preparedness’ Go-Bag for Christmas and the New Year

  With Winter weather upon us … including both freezing temperatures and possible power outages … your emergency Go Bag needs to be ready and within easy access for any possible emergencies. Another cold weather reminder — when your propane … Continue reading

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