The Columbia Press June 4, 2021 Tillamook Burn is subject of virtual lecture The historic Tillamook Burn and more recent fire conflagrations are the topic of a virtual lecture sponsored by the Lower Nehalem Wa- tershed Council. The talk will be presented by Aaron Groth, a coastal re- gional fire specialist with Or- egon State University’s For- estry and Natural Resources Extension Fire Program. His coverage area includes Clat- sop, Columbia, Tillamook, and Lincoln counties. He’s also a former Peace Corps volunteer who worked in agrofor - estry and reforesta - tion in Pe- ru’s Andes Mountains. In addi- tion to fire Groth history, he’ll provide steps residents can take to protect their families, homes and property. The free lecture is at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 10, and will be available live via Zoom. A link to the event is on the council’s website, lnwc.ne- halem.org, and the group’s Facebook page. Fisherman statue dedicated at marina office The Columbia Press A sculpture dedicated Wednesday at Warrenton Marina honors members of the fishing industry, which has brought countless eco- nomic benefits to the city. The sculpture was installed earlier this spring, but the dedication was postponed due to the pandemic. “We are proud of what we’ve accomplished during a bad year,” said Brenda Hoxsey, chair of Spruce Up Warrenton, a group of grass- roots volunteers that com- missioned and donated the sculpture to the city. The piece was created by chainsaw artist and wood- worker Konlim Bokor of Original Roots Carving. The cedar log was donated by Gil Gramson and Luke Ness. Landscaping was added outside the marina office, where the sculpture has stood Cindy Yingst/The Columbia Press City officials and members of Spruce Up Warrenton stand with the statue dedicated Wednesday afternoon at Warrenton Mari- na. They are, left to right, Brenda Hoxsey, Jim Dutcher, Mayor Henry Balensifer, Lucinda Davis, Norm Hoxsey, Ken Davis, Lori Beth Kulp, Commissioner Rick Newton and City Manager Linda Engbretson. since March. Four crab pots and other fishing implements complete the display. College news A resident of Seaside and a resident of Astoria have been named to the dean’s lists of two out-of-state colleges. Wayne Davis of Seaside made the dean’s list for win- ter term at Southern New Hampshire University. Clayne Williams of Asto- ria made the dean’s list for spring semester at Eastern New Mexico University. Public safety calls Continued from Page 2 Avenue. Driver cited for going 62 in a 45 mph zone. • Traffic stop, 5:30 p.m. May 26, Ensign Lane at 19th Street. Hayden L. Davis, 28, of War- renton was cited for criminal driving while suspended and for failing to install an ignition interlock device. • Traffic stop, 5:39 p.m. May 26, Ensign Lane at 19th Street. Driv- er cited for having no licnese. • Two-vehicle collision, no inju- ries, 2:15 p.m. May 27, Discovery and Ensign lanes. One driver was cited for failing to obey a 3 traffic-control device. • Two-vehicle collision, one pos- sible injury, 3:12 p.m. May 27, Ensign Lane at 19th Street. One driver was cited for disobeying a traffic-control device; the other driver was cited for having no insurance. • Illegal parking, 12:30 a.m. May 30, Ridge Road near soccer fields. Vehicle was towed for par- tially blocking bicycle lane. • Speeding, 12:37 p.m. May 30, Ridge Road near Parkview Apartments. Driver cited for going 64 in a 45 mph zone and for driving without a license. • Traffic stop, 6:59 p.m. May 27, Ensign Lane near Home De- pot. Driver cited for having no license or insurance. • Speeding, 6:39 p.m. May 30, Ridge Road near Parkview Apartments. Driver cited for going 65 in a 45 mph zone. • Traffic stop, 4:52 p.m. May 29, Alternate Highway 101 and South Main Avenue. Driver cited for driving while suspended. • Traffic stop, 5:44 p.m. June 1, 18th Street at South Main Ave- nue. Driver cited for having no insurance. “We did have one (crab pot) stolen, but police recognized him on the security camera and we got it back,” Hoxsey said during the dedication. Spruce Up members Jim Dutcher and Norm Hoxsey have been oiling the sculp- ture to ensure it doesn’t split. The group also showed off equipment for four electrical “spider boxes” donated by electrician Tony Bogh, which the group is donated to the city. They can be used at the Fish and Farmer’s Market, the Harvest Festival and for other events. “The statue will stand for generations, welcoming our visitors,” City Manager Linda Engretson said. Henry Balensifer said he was honored to be mayor of a city with volunteers like those working with Spruce Up Warrenton. “Our city runs on volun- teers,” he said. “That’s not a bad thing. It’s a necessity.” A metal sculpture of two children reading books will be dedicated at Warrenton Community Library at 2 p.m. June 12. The metal sculptures were made by Pacific Fabrication and are a joint gift to the city by Spruce Up and Commis- sioner Rick Newton.