Boys and Girls Club Reach Goal; Free Fishing; Isthmus Slough Bridge Closed This Weekend; Police Nab Suspect; No Fireworks for BLM Land

Boys and Girls Club Reach Goal

The Boys and girls club were hoping to raise enough money in order to receive a matching donation of $14,000.  They had until today.  It took just under 30 days for the Boys and Girls Club to make their matching funds.  After the matching gift was announced the boys and girls club of western lane county managed to accumulate 17,450 dollars from donors to make the total amount of money raised just over 30,000 dollars.  The funds will be used primarily to fund summer programs for kids with over 60% of them requiring scholarships in order to attend the summer activities.  President of the board of directors at the boys and girls club, Michael Pearson said that individual donations as well as some sizeable contributions came in in order to ensure the matching funds.

Free Fishing

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is opening up fishing this Saturday and Sunday.  This weekend fishing will be free anywhere in the state of Oregon and you will not need a license, tag, or endorsement to fish anywhere fishing is open.  ODFW has also said that it will be holding free clinics at various places across the state.  You can find more information at

Isthmus Slough Bridge Closed This Weekend

A reminder if you are planning to travel south of Coos Bay this weekend.  The Isthmus Slough Bridge will be closed and there will be a 9 mile detour.  Expect delays and heavier traffic along the detour route.  Signs will be posted.  The bridge is also expected to be closed next weekend too.

Police Nab Suspect

Newport Police have arrested a suspect in a may 26th armed kidnapping.  With help from several police agencies police were able to identify and locate 19 year old Cedar Haddad in Corvallis.  Police apprehended him at his residence without incident and he was transported to the Lincoln County Jail on charges of Kidnapping, Kidnapping II, and Menacing.

No Fireworks for BLM Land

Effective June 1, 2018, the Bureau of Land Management prohibits the use of fireworks, target shooting with exploding targets, and the firing of a tracer or incendiary device on all BLM-managed public lands throughout Oregon and Washington. The ban will be in effect from June 1, to October 20, 2018.  Wildfire conditions are expected to be normal in the Pacific Northwest through June followed by above normal significant large fire potential for southeastern Washington and southern and north central Oregon for July. Above normal significant large fire potential is expected east of the Cascades in Oregon and Washington in August and also for extreme southwestern Oregon as well according to a report by the National Interagency Fire Center.