• Toddler dies in car accident at home

    OTIS — A 15-month-old toddler was hit and killed by a driver backing up a truck to park in the driveway of the family home of the toddler Sunday night around 9:45 p.m., according to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.

  • Surf report

    Low pressure system is keeping the north winds at bay resulting in warm ocean water temps around 60 degrees. Expect the sun to return as well as the north winds later in the week, the epic summer of great surfing conditions continues now through the weekend.

  • Schooner Creek Bridge work begins

    A temporary pedestrian crossing is being installed this week on Highway 101 at the south end of the Schooner Creek Bridge. This marks the beginning of repairs and upgrades to the bridge located at the southern entrance to Lincoln City.

  • Community health priorities selected

    The wait is over. In early 2019, Lincoln County Public Health held listening sessions and distributed a survey throughout the county to learn what the community saw as health priorities. This information will help the agency to create a Community Health Improvement Plan, a community-led document that will guide the work of the health department and community partners for the next five years.

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Cougar spotted in Newport

A cougar was spotted killing and consuming a deer in north Newport, on a residential street near Big Creek at around 6 a.m. on Thursday, July 11.

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Local grocer reacts to citywide bag ban 

NEWPORT — Retailers over 10,000 square feet phased out their use of plastic bags by Monday, July 1, in accordance with a city ordinance requiring retail stores like Walmart, Fred Meyer, Safeway and JC Market Thriftway to stop using single-use plastic bags.

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Daughter uses DNA, dimples to find dad

On June 27, 83-year-old Newport resident Jim Deslippe met his first and only daughter Chenanne Wilson, 61, and his granddaughter, Tessa. Wilson had been searching for Deslippe for 46 years, and when she found him, she also discovered the closure she had been seeking her whole life as an adopted child.

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Newport High alum murdered in Washington

On July 9, the Walla Walla Police Department announced via Facebook that they were investigating the homicide of Kyle Jordan Martz, 35, after discovering his remains.

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Concerns raised over Juno recycling project

TOLEDO — A roomful of Toledo, Siletz and Logsden residents packed Toledo City Hall on Monday night to tell the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality what they thought about the Georgia-Pacific Mill in Toledo going forward with the Juno Project, which would see 100,000 tons of garbage per year turned into paper boxes. 

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4th Annual Crab Blessing

Families, fishermen and community members gathered at the North Jetty look-out at Yaquina Bay State Park on Friday, Jan. 4 for the 4th Annual Crab Blessing (Photos by Shelby Wolfe)