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Devils Lake New Years Day

Annual Event A Success

The 2nd annual “Devils Lake Dunk.” took place around 11 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2011. A video from this years event has surfaced on Oregon Coast Today’s Facebook page.  The jump-in-the-proverbial-lake took place at Regatta Park. Enjoy this brief look into how some brave soles brought in the new year on Devils Lake.

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Devils Lake Dunk Video

Paul Robinson Promotes The Dunk

Oregon Coast Today

You have got to check out this Oregon Coast Today video where DLWID Manager Paul Robinson promots the 2nd annual “Devils Lake Dunk.” The event took place at 11 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2011.  Anything for the cause!

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Get Involved in Holiday Planning

Planning Begins for 2011 Christmas on the Lake

Avette Gaiser operator of the Hidden Cove Bed and Breakfast had a recent conversation with neighbor Nancy Earl that spurred them into action.  These two Devils Lake residents wish to put some holiday cheer on the calendar for Devils Lake next Christmas.  To that end, anyone interested in planning lake events for the Christmas season of 2011 should attend their kickoff meeting.

Date: January 16, 2011, p.m. Time:  2:00 p.m.
Location: 3445 NE 40th Ct. (Lower Unit) Hidden Cove Bed and Breakfast

Some preliminary ideas:

  • A lighted boat parade
  • A Christmas tree lighting at “D” Wayside
  • A Mr. and Mrs. Santa photo opportunity in a lighted boat
  • Guided tours of the lake
  • Caroling around the lake
  • Community choir participation
  • Lighted homes contest of lakefront properties with a cash award
  • A Santa canoe or kayak race with guys and gals dressed in Santa suits

Other planning opportunities exist for lake events during the year.  Interested in starting some Fourth of July traditions come and express your ideas, its all about making life on Devils Lake as rich an experience as possible.

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Devils Lake Dunk

New Year’s Fun

Oregon Coast Today

Manzanita hosts its “Polar Plunge” again in 2011, and Lincoln City welcomes the 2nd annual “Devils Lake Dunk.” Both events take place around 11 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2011. And, both are phenomenal for the pores. Details in this week’s printed edition, hitting the streets later this week. The picture is from 2010 Devils Lake Dunk. The jump-in-the-proverbial-lake takes place at Regatta Park. All are welcome and, not surprisingly, there’s no charge to participate.

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Water Rights Preliminary Determination Released

Deadline for Final Public Input January 13, 2011

The Oregon Water Resources Department released its Preliminary Determination for Transfer Application T-11116 for Lincoln City’s change in the Point of Diversion (P.O.D.) of their existing Rock Creek water right today.  A Preliminary Determination provides the Department’s conclusion as to whether a proposed change in place of use, point of diversion or appropriation, or character of use of an existing water right should be approved. This week’s OWRD Public Notice contained the following statement.

T-11116 filed by THE CITY OF LINCOLN CITY, 801 SW HWY 101, LINCOLN CITY, OR 97367, proposes an additional point of diversion and a change in place of use under Certificate 21779. The right allows the use of 1.5 CUBIC FEET PER SECOND (priority date APRIL 22, 1947 for 0.75 cfs and JULY 18, 1949 for 0.75 cfs) from ROCK CREEK, tributary to DEVILS LAKE in Sec. 7, T 7 S, R 10 W and Sec. 12, T 7 S, R 11 W, W.M. for MUNICIPAL USE in Sec. 34, 35, and 36, T 6 S, R 11 W, and Sec. 1, 2, 3, 10, and 11, T 7S, R 11W. The applicant proposes an additional point of diversion approximately 2.9 miles downstream (Sec. 2, T 7 S, R 11 W, W.M.) and to change the place of use to Sec. 34, 35, and 36, T 6 S, R 11 W, and Sec. 1, 2, 3, 10, and 11, T 7S, R 11W, W.M. The Water Resources Department has concluded that the proposed transfer appears to be consistent with the requirements of ORS Chapter 540 and OAR 690-380-5000.

If protests are not filed pursuant to OAR 690-380-4030 (see below), the transfer application will be approved. Specific details of the Preliminary Determination for Transfer Application T-11116 can be found by following the link provided.  Lacking any protest by a party with standing, the OWRB proposed actions are as follows: Continue reading

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Water Rate Plan Springs a Leak

The News Guard
By: Patrick Alexander

Lincoln City’s first attempt at a seasonal water rate increase has failed to raise the expected revenue, meaning City leaders will have to raise rates further or postpone water system improvements to balance the books.

Lincoln City Council approved the increase in June on a split vote, with the new rates coming into force July 1.

Rather than applying an across-the-board increase as in previous years, Council chose to charge more for additional water consumed during July, August and September, when demand is highest and supply is lowest.

The new rates were designed to encourage water conservation while increasing total revenues to the City’s water fund by 6 percent — roughly $175,000.

However, halfway through their first year, the rates have failed to come close to that target, City Manager David Hawker said.

Hawker said the City has seen only a 1 percent increase in water fund revenue, leaving staff trying to figure out where the plan went wrong. Continue reading

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Oregon Coast Today Videos

Just in case you haven’t discovered Oregon Coast Today its that nifty little paper that you can pick up for free in paper boxes all over town.  Each week you’ll find the latest in arts, entertainment and outdoor activities.  The creators of this newspaper Niki and Dave Price also are fond of creating video shorts on all sorts of topics in and around Lincoln County.  You can find these videos in three different locations; with their 20-30 favorites on their website video page, and over 50 on in their Facebook video page, which also appear on their YouTube video page.

By way of example take a look at two recent posts on their Facebook Fan Page.  The first is a glimpse of the big wave contest held at Nelscott Reef on November 2nd.  The second was a unique shot of Coho salmon entering the D River west of the bridge.  If you’ve never seen is you should check it out.  Be sure an check back often as their always interesting.

Nelscott Reef

Coho in D River

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