• City “concerned” about Rogue transient back taxes

    NEWPORT — Rogue Ales, according to city officials, didn’t $50,000 of transient room taxes owed from renting out three short-term vacation rentals as part of a “Bed ’n’ Beer” tourism campaign the local institution launched in 2007.

  • Local man accused of sex abuse

    NEWPORT — Mitchell Houston Conte, 35, was arrested June 6 on charges of online sexual corruption of a child, sodomy, sexual abuse, luring a minor and contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor after beginning a sexual relationship with a teenage girl in the area.

  • See amateur radio at work in Toledo

    Members of the Lincoln County Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise, June 22-23 at the Port of Toledo Waterfront Park next to the Toledo Post Office. The Club Members will be on site from 11 a.m. Saturday to 11 a.m. Sunday.The event is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend.

  • Waldport to tighten up on vacation rentals

    WALDPORT — The city of Waldport and county officials are discussing ways to address issues posed by vacation rentals in and around Waldport.

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Teen dies in Siletz car crash

SILETZ — Three students enrolled at local schools were in a car accident early Wednesday evening on Logsden Road that left one teen dead and the other two with treatable injuries. The accident took the life of Robert Kirkland, a passenger who was a sophomore at Toledo High School.

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BREAKING: Beverly Beach crash was fatal

Jackie Dean sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

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In loss — hope and a view forward

Lincoln County students will be better positioned for a shot at their dreams due to the memory of a man lost at sea.

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Rescue Attempt

NEWPORT — The cage has been set, but no luck yet. As of early Tuesday afternoon, officials at the Marine Mammal Stranding Network hadn’t yet captured or treated a male sea lion with what appears to be fishing line tangled in circles around his neck.

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Wildfire burns in northeast Lincoln County

A wildfire that rapidly spread to 106 acres in the northeastern corner of Lincoln County continues to burn, but weather is now on the side of firefighters. As of 8 a.m. Thursday, the fire was 60 percent contained and 100 percent lined. Crews continued to battle the blaze throughout the day, according to the Oregon Department of Forestry.

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Scholarship recipients chosen

Local women have been chosen for scholarships that will help them reach for the stars and will aid one of them along to her goals as the first woman in her family to go to college.

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Father honors son with one last ride

A legion of motorcycles will send a rumble out across Lincoln City on June 20, when the community comes together to escort Staff Sergeant Kyle Roland Boozer to his final resting place at Willamette National Cemetery.

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Sen. Merkley to hold Newport town hall

U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley will hold a town hall Friday, June 14 at the Newport Middle School commons at 3:30 p.m.

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Know What You See

These denizens of the shoreline have been seen out and about lately. During spring and fall migration seasons, you can see the elegant whimbrel feeding on our beaches.

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Murdock Trust funds aquarium rennovations

The M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust has approved a $400,000 grant to support the Oregon Coast Aquarium’s new renovation project. The Aquarium has a significant renovation plan for the facility. Funding from the Murdock Trust will help get Phase I underway, with groundbreaking planned for fall 2019.

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    Robert Shea Thompson-Kirkland February 13, 2003 – June 5, 2019

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    A clear case of ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome’

    Bob Folkers writes about "Trump Derangement Syndrome” in his June 12 letter to the News-Times. One of the early instances of this derangement syndrome is when Trump said he'd sent investigators to Hawaii to find out if Obama was really born in the United States. "I have people that actually have been studying it, and they cannot believe what they're finding,” Trump said. A clear case of “Trump Derangement Syndrome."

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    ‘I have come to a realization’

    After hearing endless ranting by the anti-abortion extremists, I have come to a realization: I like eggs for breakfast. I have eaten hundreds of eggs. Now I understand that I am guilty of the murder of hundreds of unborn chickens.

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    Smoke alarms save lives

    Toledo Fire and Rescue personnel are providing and installing smoke alarms for free. Smoke alarms that are properly installed and maintained play a vital role in reducing fire deaths and injuries, emergency officials say. If there is a fire in your home, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out.

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    ‘Orcas in Oregon’ is topic of talk

    Killer whales, also known as orcas, are one of the most widely recognized type of whale or dolphin in the world. With their distinctive black-and-white coloring, tall dorsal fins and reputation as top predators, everyone knows what an orca is and how they live — or do we? Colleen Weiler, a Rekos fellow at the Rekos Fellowship for Orca Conservation, will give a presentation, “Orcas in Oregon,” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, at the OSU Extension Lincoln County Office, located at 1211 SE Bay Blvd. in Newport.

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    Youth-focused Mental Health First Aid class offered

    Would you know how to respond when a young person says they are depressed or are thinking of suicide? A free course is being offered to help people learn the skills needed to respond appropriately. A youth-focused Mental Health First Aid course will be held on Tuesday, June 25, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Center for Health Education, located at 740 SW Ninth St. in Newport.

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    Summer Reading Club Family Nights at Driftwood

    Driftwood Public Library is ready to blast into “A Universe of Stories,” the theme of its 2019 summer reading program for all ages, from babies to adults. Everyone can sign up to be a part of the adventure. Reading throughout the summer months is rewarded with incentives, as well as fun programs offered free to the community.

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    Philosophical Forum meets in Yachats

    The Philosophical Forum meets Sunday, June 16, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at 330 King St. in Yachats. For directions or information, call 541-547-3904.

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)


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