oregon coast http://klcc.org en Oregon Beaches May Soon Be Smoke Free http://klcc.org/post/oregon-beaches-may-soon-be-smoke-free <p>Oregon Beaches may soon be smoke free. The Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public input on proposed rules that would restrict smoking on shorelines.</p><p>Smoking is already restricted in all Oregon State Parks. You can smoke in your campsite or vehicle, but that's about it. Parks and Recreation Spokesman Chris Havel says people were inquiring about restricting cigarette use on beaches during the last public comment period about smoking on State Parks. He says if you restrict smoking in a park, people on the coast can just walk down to the beach.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:43:53 +0000 Desmond O'Boyle 18200 at http://klcc.org Oregon Beaches May Soon Be Smoke Free Don't Disturb The Seal Pups http://klcc.org/post/dont-disturb-seal-pups <p></p><p>This time of year, numerous young seal pups are venturing onto the Oregon coast. People visiting the coast this Memorial Day weekend need to remember to avoid the animals. Jim Rice coordinates the Oregon Marine Mammal Stranding Network. He says there have been instances where beach-goers remove lone seal pups because they think they have been abandoned.</p> Sat, 24 May 2014 17:40:56 +0000 Desmond O'Boyle 14307 at http://klcc.org Don't Disturb The Seal Pups Oregon Department Of Education Awards Science And Technology Grants http://klcc.org/post/oregon-department-education-awards-science-and-technology-grants <p>The Oregon Department of Education wants to promote science, technology, engineering, and math, or "STEM" subjects. It has awarded $2.8 million to six 'learning hubs' around the state.</p><p></p><p>The Oregon Coast STEM Hub received the largest of the grants. Terry Crews is the project manager. She says Newport schools have had a partnership with marine science centers for about six years…</p><p>Crews: "With the intent of making Lincoln County School District students the most ocean-literate in the state, if not the country."</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:10:43 +0000 Karen Richards 12239 at http://klcc.org Oregon Department Of Education Awards Science And Technology Grants It's Whale Watch Week On The Oregon Coast http://klcc.org/post/its-whale-watch-week-oregon-coast <p>It's Whale Watch Week on the Oregon coast. Trained volunteers are staffing 24 <a href="http://www.whalespoken.org">Whale Watching Spoken Here</a> sites from Astoria to Crescent City, California during spring break.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 17:45:52 +0000 Rachael McDonald 10403 at http://klcc.org It's Whale Watch Week On The Oregon Coast Spring Can Be Dangerous On The Coast http://klcc.org/post/spring-can-be-dangerous-coast <p>The arrival of warmer temperatures means more people headed to Oregon's beaches. But, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department says March can be a dangerous month for the coast. Parks and Rec Safety Coordinator Robert Smith says driftwood or other logs on the beach can be dislodged quickly with just a few inches of water. He adds sneaker waves can come out of nowhere and are deadly.</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 17:50:00 +0000 Desmond O'Boyle 9924 at http://klcc.org Spring Can Be Dangerous On The Coast How To Spot A Whale During Peak Migration Week On The Northwest Coast http://klcc.org/post/how-spot-whale-during-peak-migration-week-northwest-coast <p>The week between Christmas and New Year's is one of the best times of the year to watch grey whales migrating along the Oregon coast. It's the height of their annual southbound trek from Alaska to Baja California. Correspondent Chris Lehman headed out to see if he could spot any of the sea beasts during their coastal journey.</p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 03:10:08 +0000 Chris Lehman 5460 at http://klcc.org How To Spot A Whale During Peak Migration Week On The Northwest Coast Holiday 'Glass Art' Hunt Features Northwest Artists http://klcc.org/post/holiday-glass-art-hunt-features-northwest-artists <p>For those spending the holidays near Lincoln City, scouring the beaches might prove to be fruitful. More than 100 colorful glass floats will be hidden throughout 7.5 miles of the Oregon coast. And if you find one, you can keep it.</p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 17:35:00 +0000 Desmond O'Boyle 5234 at http://klcc.org Holiday 'Glass Art' Hunt Features Northwest Artists Warmer Weather Coming This Weekend http://klcc.org/post/warmer-weather-coming-weekend <p>Freezing rain is expected in the early afternoon Thursday, but normal temperatures will begin creeping up this weekend.</p><p>The South Willamette Valley should be experiencing warmer weather as early as Friday, with temperatures predicted to reach the mid 40s in the afternoon. Hydrologist Andy Bryant of the <a href="http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=45.8670&amp;lon=-123.6000#.UqoLi_vNk6w">National Weather Service</a> says despite some Friday night cold, the weekend should be warmer.</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 19:21:30 +0000 Graham Sprague 4639 at http://klcc.org Warmer Weather Coming This Weekend Japanese Earthquake Will Not Cause Tsunami Here http://klcc.org/post/japanese-earthquake-will-not-cause-tsunami-here <p>At around 10 am today (Friday), a magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck off the Japanese coast. Experts say there is no danger for a tsunami to hit the West Coast.</p><p>Althea Rizzo is with the Oregon Office of Emergency Management. She says it's entirely possible the event was related to the 2011 Japanese earthquake:</p><p></p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 22:00:27 +0000 Karen Richards 1876 at http://klcc.org Japanese Earthquake Will Not Cause Tsunami Here Astoria's New Renaissance http://klcc.org/post/astorias-new-renaissance <p>Thirty years ago, many viewed Astoria, Oregon as a grim, drug-infested and alcohol-infused place, down on its luck following the exodus of the canneries and lumber mills that once populated its riverfront. Back then, most travelers to Oregon&rsquo;s North Coast passed through town along Highway 30 without stopping.<br /><br />But in recent years, increasing numbers do stop, including several dozen cruise ships each year. So what, exactly, has happened to transform this once-struggling community into a must-visit destination?</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 16:43:51 +0000 Lisa Smith 866 at http://klcc.org Astoria's New Renaissance