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Boil Water Advisory Lifted

Alan Tuckey, water master for the Oceanside Water District, received word from the Oregon State Health Authority on Thursday, October 6, that water being supplied to the Cape Meares community since the major water breach on October 1 is safe to drink.

Water Emergency in Cape Meares


At approximately noon. on Saturday, October 1, reports were received of low or no water pressure from Cape Meares community residents.  The Oceanside Water District was contacted and discovered that the water reservoir for the community was empty.

Efforts are underway to locate and repair the breach that emptied the tank.

There is a “boil water” advisory that will remain in place until the break is located and repaired and the boil advisory is rescinded.

Attempts have been made to supply emergency drinking water to residents unable to drive to Tillamook to purchase their own.  If you are planning on visiting the Cape Meares community, be aware of the water issue and please bring your own!

Emergency drinking water is available to community residents at the local Cape Meares Community Center.  Contact the OWD if you are unable to obtain supplies for your personal use.

4K for Cancer (2016)

For the third year in a row the Cape Meares Community Association has been the host of the ceremonial dipping of the tires into the Pacific Ocean by riders who have traveled 4,000 miles from Baltimore to Cape Meares and then back to Portland where they conclude their trip.  This is a annual bike ride to raise money to support the fight against cancer.

This year there were 23 riders who arrived on August 9 for the ceremonial dipping plus lots of fun afterwards.

Thanks to everyone who provided food for this event and for the Johanson’s for taking care of much of the organization for this very good cause.

Board of Commissioners Workshop


The Tillamook County Board of Commissioners have scheduled a workshop on Friday, August 5, 9-11 AM, County Courthouse, Hearing Rooms A & B.

The commissioners want to share ideas they have regarding the future of Bayocean Spit as well as listen to reactions and alternate ideas from others in our community and elsewhere.

Anyone interested in the Bayocean Spit should make a point of attending this workshop and both list and comment about this special land mass near our community.

Cape Meares Burglary


A Cape Meares resident who lives on Sixth Street reported a burglary to the residence that occurred sometime between Sunday, June 26 and Friday, July 1.

A second break-in for a residence on 3rd Street was reported on July 2.  No estimate of when this occurred.

In the first break-in electronics plus bicycles were removed from the residence.  In the second break-in there was more extensive looting with electronic motorcycles, a DVD player, about a dozen DVDs, and several televisions.

Residents should secure their homes and be on the lookout for unknown individuals who are seen around the community.  Be a good neighbor.