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Save the Newport USCG Air Station!

Fact sheet on announced closure.

On October 2nd, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) 13th District announced that it would be closing its Air Facility in Newport starting November 30, 2014, one day before the commercial dungeness crab season. The decision was modified and was recently pushed back to December 15th. On December 10th, the U.S. Congress passed S. 2444 (Coast Guard Reauthorization Bill) prohibiting the closure of any air facility. This bill will ensure that the air facility will be operational through Jan. 1, 2016.

This web page is being hosted by the Port of Newport as a depository for letters, policy statements, links supporting the community’s effort to advocate for the retention of the USCG Air Station here in Newport.

The Port, City of Newport and Lincoln County are collaboratively working with local community groups, such as the Newport Fisherman’s Wives (NFW), to make the case for keeping the air facility permanently open. Information on this page is listed in order received by the Port.

 

 

Lincoln County Oregon City of Newport, Oregon
Port of Newport

If you or your organization are interested in submitting a letter of support for this effort please feel free to send it to  kgreenwood (at) portofnewport (dot) com.

08/24/15 ... Letter from Lincoln/Tillamook County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff's Dotson/Long, 04/16/15

04/14/15 ... Press release, Newport Fishermen's Wives, 04/12/15

04/12/15 ... "Update on the United States...," Mayor Sandy Roumagoux, OMA Newsletter, 1Q 2015

04/12/15 ... "Coast Guard helo called...," Dave Morgan, newslincolncounty, 03/21/2015

04/12/15 ... "Blessing of the Fleet...," Dave Morgan, newslincolncounty, 03/13/2015

04/12/15 ... "Newport and the Central Oregon Coast," Ginny Goblirsch, March 2015

03/04/15 ... "NFW Campaign to Washington," Larry Coonrod, lincolncountydispatch, 03/04/15

03/19/15 ... "NFW Attorney Responds," Dave Morgan, newslincolncounty, 12/09/14

03/19/15 ... "Surfrider Joins Chorus," Dave Morgan, newslincolncounty, 02/20/15

03/19/15 ... "Advocates use mapping...," National Fisherman, 03/18/15

03/19/15 ... "It's all in the Data...," Derrick dePledge, Daily Astorian, 03/18/15

03/19/15 ... "The Gift that Keeps on Giving," National Fisherman, 12/11/14

03/19/15 ... "We Can't Skimp on Safety," Jes Hathaway, National Fisherman, 10/16/14

03/19/15 ... "Newport Rescue Station Must Stay Open," Jerry Fraser, National Fisherman, 10/09/14

02/23/15 ... Map of USCG Air Incidents, 2007-2013, Charlie Plybon, Surfrider Foundation, 2/20/2015

02/20/15 ... Article from SeafoodNews.com, "NFW Continue Court Fight...", 2/19/2015

02/20/15 ... Comments from Adm. Gromlich at Town Hall, 10/20/2014

02/20/15 ... Article in Newport News-Times, 10/16/2014

02/20/15 ... Letter from Adm. Gromlich to Newport Airport (and others), 10/2/2014

02/20/15 ... Letter from DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson to Sen. Merkley (and others), 12/19/2014

02/20/15 ... Lincoln County Press Release, 2/11/15

02/10/15 ... Plaintiffs' Motion to Stay and Memo, Plaintiffs' Memo in Opposition to Dismiss, and Goblirsch 3rd Declaration, 2/9/15

02/10/15 ... Defendents' Motion to Dismiss and Memo, Cpt. Martino Declaration, 1/26/2015

01/28/15 ... Letters/Pictures of support, Knight Elementary School, Canby, OR, 1/20/2015

01/28/15 ... USCG 2014 Video of the Year, 12/31/14

01/28/15 ... KGW-TV coverage "Straight Talk w/ Sen. Wyden", 1/17/15

12/19/14 ... Letter to Delegation, re: 2015 reprieve, Port of Newport, 12/11/14

12/18/14 ... Letter of Support, Bonnie Kahn, 12/08/14

12/18/14 ... "Newport station gets a reprieve...," Oregonian, 12/10/14

12/18/14 ... "Oregon Lawmakers Secure Provision...," US Congress press release, 12/10/14 

12/11/14 ... S. 2444, Coast Guard Reauthorization Bill, (pg. 42-43), 12/11/14

12/10/14 ... Letter of Support, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Christi Clark, Peyton & Connie Owston, Bill Mead w/Wells Plastics Inc.

12/09/14 ... Plaintiff's Reply Memo in Support of Preliminary Injunction, 12/09/14

12/09/14 ... Declaration by Ginny Goblirsch, 12/09/14

12/09/14 ... Exhibits to Goblirsch Declaration, 12/09/14

12/09/14 ... Declaration by David Jincks, 12/09/14

12/09/14 ... Declaration by Kelly Madden, 12/09/14

12/09/14 ... Declaration by Mike Retherford, 12/09/14

12/09/14 ... Declaration by Robert Eder, 12/09/14

12/09/14 ... Declaration by Terry Thompson, 12/09/14

12/02/14 ... "Rescued Crew Urges...," Eugene Register Guard, 12/02/14

12/02/14 ... Audio from Lincoln County Special Meeting joining NFW as co-plaintiffs, 11/26/14

12/02/14 ... Letter of Support, Lincoln County Board of Realtors, 11/25/14

12/02/14 ... News Release, "Coast Guard Crews Rescue...," USCG 13th District, 11/29/14

12/02/14 ... Resolution Opposing Closure of Air Facilities, Assoc. of Oregon Counties, 11/20/14

12/02/14 ... Press Release, Sen. Jeff Merkley, 12/1/14

12/02/14 ... Audio from NFW's press conference, 12/01/14

11/26/14 ... Letter of Support, Pacific Fishery Management Council

11/26/14 ... KOIN-TV coverage of 11/25/14 Press Conference

11/25/14 ... Audio from Press Conference at City Hall, 11/25/14

11/25/14 ... Complaint by NWF et al, 11/25/14

11/25/14 ... Declaration by Jennifer Stevenson re: Complaint, 11/25/14

11/25/14 ... Declaration by Ginny Goblirsch re: Complaint, 11/25/14

11/25/14 ... Declaration by Chief Don Baker re: Complaint, 11/25/14

11/25/14 ... Memo, Plaintiff's Injunction Request, 11/25/14

11/25/14 ... Memo, Plaintiff's Temporary Restraining Order Request, 11/25/14

11/24/14 ... News-Times Helo Edition, 11/21/14

11/24/14 ... Press Release on announced complaint against USCG, Lincoln County

11/24/14 ... "Rescue and Salvage of...," All Coast Commercial Divers, Summer 1981

11/24/14 ... Letters of Support, Keith Paulson, Bob Jacobson, Claire Good, Robyn Holdman

11/19/14 ... Letters of Support, Cenaco Hospitality Systems, Julie Streeter, Fran Recht, Lawrence Schwartz, Carrie Johnson, Diana Sears, Samaritan Health Services, Kirk Rensmeyer, Paul Elsley, Ineke Rawle, Lynn Engle, Barbara Beattie, Sharon Streeter, Rick Verlini, Tracy Burt, Christy Gilharten, Richard & Patty Albright, Port of Bandon, Frances Chambers, Bill Hite, Joannah Ball, Diane Holmes,

11/18/14 ... "Orange Ribbons Symbol of Fight...," The Lincoln County Dispatch, 11/14/14

11/18/14 ... Letter to Sen. Harry Reid, Sen. Ron Wyden objecting to USCG promotion, 11/18/14

11/18/14 ... Letter to Jeh Johnson, DHS, Oregon and South Carolina federal delegations, 11/18/14

11/17/14 ... Letter of Support, City of Nehalem

11/14/14 ... "County Urges Coast Guard...," The Daily Astorian, 11/13/2014

11/13/14 ... Resolution of Support, Clatsop County Commission

11/11/14 ... Letter of Support, Peggy Harris

11/11/14 ... Letter of Support, Sandy Berger

11/11/14 ... "Coast Guard Needs to Rethink ... ," Editorial, The (Coos Bay) World, 11/4/2014

11/11/14 ... Letter of Support, Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission

11/10/14 ... Letters of Support, Alaska Marine Safety Education Association to Sens. Murkowski/Begich

11/10/14 ... Letter of Support, Samaratin Pacific Communities Hospital

11/10/14 ... Letter of Support, Adri Ash

11/10/14 ... Letter of Support #2, North Lincoln County Fire & Safety District

11/10/14 ... Letter of Support, Oregon Coast Aquarium

11/10/14 ... Letter of Support, Sportfishing Association of California

11/06/14 ... Letter of Support, City of Depoe Bay NSAT

11/06/14 ... City of Newport Minutes from Oct. 20 Town Hall Meeting

11/05/14 ... Letter of Support, Lincoln County Schools

11/05/14 ... Letter of Support, Pacific Shrimp

11/04/14 ... Letter of Support, Nichoel Holmes

11/04/14 ... "Annual Review of USCG Mission Performance (FY 2013)," DHS Office of Inspector General,  9/2014

11/03/14 ... "4 dead, 1 rescued ...," Payne and Carter, The (Sonoma) Press Democrat

11/03/14 ... Letter of Support, Dockside Charters

10/31/14 ... Letter of Support, Ginny Goblirsch

10/31/14 ... Letter of Support, Mr. Beckstead

10/31/14 ... Letter of Support, Susan Woodruff, Mayor of Waldport

10/31/14 ... Resolution of Support, Coos County Board of Commissioners

10/31/14 ... Letter of Support, Siletz Tribe

10/31/14 ... Letter of Support, Tillamook County Board of Commissioners

10/31/14 ... Resolution of Support, City of Lincoln City

10/30/14 ... Letter of Support, City of Toledo

10/30/14 ... Press Release, Gov. Kitzhaber, 10/29/2014

10/30/14 ... Powerpoint Presentation, USCG Capt. Todd Trimpert, Stakeholder Meeting, 10/15/2014

10/29/14 ... Letter of Support, Dr. Shelby Walker, Oregon Sea Grant, Director

10/29/14 ... Letter of Support, Dr. Bob Cowen, Hatfield Marine Science Center, Director

10/29/14 ...  "Life Preservers tell...," Bo Peterson, Charleston S.C. The Post & Courier, 10/28/2014

10/28/14 ... Press Release, Schrader, Merkley, Wyden, Portland, Ore.

10/28/14 ... Letter of Support, Dr. Belinda Batten, NNMREC-OSU, Director

10/27/14 ... KPTV-TV coverage of 10/20 Town Hall Meeting

10/27/14 ... USA Today coverage of 10/20 Town Hall Meeting

10/27/14 ... KOIN-TV coverage of 10/20 Town Hall Meeting, 11:00pm

10/27/14 ... KOIN-TV coverage of 10/20 Town Hall Meeting

10/27/14 ... Letter of Support, Terry Thompson

10/24/14 ... Lincoln County actions

10/24/14 ... Statesman Journal article

10/24/14 ... Letter of Support, Newport Fishermen's Wives

10/24/14 ... Petitions

10/23/14 ... Petitions

10/23/14 ... Letter of Support, Teresa Wisner

10/23/14 ... Letter of Support, City of Depoe Bay

10/23/14 ... Letter of Support, Mr. Marvin

10/23/14 ... Letter of Support, City of Waldport

10/23/14 ... Letter of Support, Economic Development Alliance of Lincoln County

10/23/14 ... Letter of Support, Central Lincoln PUD

10/23/14 ... Letter of Support, City of Newport Police Dept.

10/23/14 ... Letter of Support, Yaquina Bay Economic Foundation

10/23/14 ... moveon.org petition to save Air Station

10/22/14 ... Congressional Letter (10/22) to Adm. Zukunft

10/22/14 ... Congressional Letter (10/16) to Adm. Gromlich

10/22/14 ... Congressional Letter (10/8) to Adm. Zukunft

10/22/14 ... Lincoln County Resolution No. 14-08-10B, Opposing Closure of Air Station

10/22/14 ... Facebook Page for Newport Fishermen's Wives

10/22/14 ... Video from Town Hall meeting #1, Lincoln County

10/22/14 ... Video from Town Hall meeting #2, Lincoln County

10/22/14 ... Video from Town Hall meeting #3, Lincoln County

10/22/14 ... Audio from Town Hall meeting, Lincoln County version

10/22/14 ... Letter of Support, Dave Martin

10/20/14 ... Written Comments from Town Hall Meeting.

10/17/14 ... "Up In The Air," Lori Tobias, Oregon Coast Today, 10/17/2014

10/21/14 ... Letters of Support from Port of Alsea, Oregon Ocean Policy Advisory Council, Governor John Kitzhaber, Surfrider Foundation, Midwater Trawlers Cooperative, Newport Fishermen's Wives,  Michele Longo Eder, Ginny Goblirsch, Gahlsdorf Logging, Associated Oregon Loggers, Depoe Bay Fire Department, Sara Skamser, Newport Fire Department, Seal Rock Fire Department, Tillamook County Fire Defense Board representing Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue, Rockaway Beach Fire Department, Garibaldi Fire Dept., Bay City Fire Dept., Tillamook Fire District, Netarts-Oceanside Fire District, Nestucca Fire Dist., No. Lincoln County Fire District.

10/20/14 ... Sign Up Sheets from Town Hall Meeting.

10/20/14 ... Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce Letter of Support.

10/21/14 ... Audio Recording of Town Hall Meeting, Part I.

10/21/14 ... Audio Recording of Town Hall Meeting, Part II.

10/21/14 ... Associated Cleaning Services donation offer.

10/20/14 ... Letter of Support from Port of Newport.

10/06/14 ... City of Newport Res. No. 3692 Requesting Preservation of Air Station