Friday, January 9, 2015

"In the News", Friday, Jan. 9th:

Deschutes County Commissioner, Tony DeBone, will be holding community meetings for "Newberry Country".  

"The goal of holding the sessions is to bring residents of “Newberry Country” (all of South Deschutes County including Sunriver, and North Klamath County) together to discuss what is important to them regarding topics such as public safety, the economy, education, health and human services, natural resources, and environment and infrastructure (roads, sewer, water). Everyone is welcome to attend."

"For more information about the event, please contact Deschutes County Commissioner Tony DeBone at (541) 388-6568. To register for any of the “5 for 5” events, please contact the La Pine Chamber of Commerce at (541) 536-9771."

Here is the link to the full KTVZ news story:  DeBone Plans La Pine Community Discussions


Anybody out there feel the earth shaking a little bit around here over the past few days?  Apparently there has been some action.  Here are two sites to check out:

Seattle Seahawks vs Carolina Panthers
NFL Second Round Playoffs 
Saturday, January 10th at 5:15 PM on FOX
CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington

Oregon Ducks vs Ohio State
CFP Championship Game
Monday, January 12, 5:30 PM on ESPN
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

Deschutes County Search and Rescue helps injured snowshoer, Mardi Jensen, 67, of Bend, Wednesday (1/7/15). 

Dutchman Snow Shoe Trail, near Todd Lake, about 1/3 mile north of Cascade Lakes Hwy

Report By: 
Lt. Bryan Husband
Special Services Coordinator

"On 01/07/15, at about 1:21pm, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue received a request to assist an injured snowshoer in the area of Todd Lake. Ms. Jensen had been snow shoe recreating with a group on Dutchman Snow Shoe Trail, near Todd Lake, approximately 1/3 of a mile north of the Cascade Lakes Highway. Ms. Jensen experienced a non-life threatening injury which left her unable to snow shoe back to her starting point at the Mt. Bachelor Nordic Center.

DCSO Deputies were assisted by six DCSO Search and Rescue Volunteers. Four of the volunteers were deployed, operating two snow mobiles and two track ATV’s. Ms. Jensen’s group was located and they were transported back to their vehicles, stationed at the Nordic Center, where they declined any further medical treatment or assistance.

Ms. Jensen had the appropriate clothing and supplies and was recreating with a group, which is always recommended. Once cell phone communications were acquired her group also correctly remained in the same location, which simplified the mission for Search and Rescue Volunteers. DCSO Search and Rescue would like to remind our back country enthusiasts that although you cannot always control problems that arise, you should always be prepared with the appropriate clothing and supplies. Ten essential systems to consider providing for are:

• Navigation-map, GPS, cell phone, compass, etc.
• Sun Protection-sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, etc.
• Insulation-appropriate layered clothing
• Illumination-headlamp, flashlight, extra batteries
• First-Aid Supplies-basic supplies and any current medications
• Fire-waterproof matches, butane lighter, etc.
• Repair Kit/Tools-multi-tool, duct tape, etc.
• Nutrition-high energy, no-cook foods
• Hydration-extra water
• Emergency Shelter-space blanket, bright plastic tarp, large plastic  trash bags 

Deschutes County Search and Rescue is currently accepting applications for new volunteers. This application process will be closed on January 31st, 2015."

I am sorry that I don't have any scanner news for you today, but I did post a bunch more links on the sidebar of this blog if you would like to check that out.

I hope that everybody is having a great day.

Kathy Matthews

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