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      Sheriff: Man cited after riding ATV around nesting spot

      COOS COUNTY, Ore. -- Coos County Sheriff's deputies cited a man for disturbing a Snowy Plover nesting area on the north spit.

      Deputies say Shawn Carlezon had been riding an ATV on the north spit around the north jetty Monday morning.

      Carlezon was given a citation after authorities say he also disturbed the Snowy Plover nesting area.

      Officials want to remind residents that until mid-fall, no vehicles are allowed on the beach because of Snowy Plover nesting.

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