• Accused animal abuser in jail

    NEWPORT — A dog is safe in a new home and a transient man faces charges for scalding the animal.

  • Tax to fuel air service takeoff

    NEWPORT — Newport Municipal Airport staff voiced support last week for a new state bill, HB 2402, which would extend an aviation and jet fuel tax of $0.02 per gallon past the tax’s Jan. 1, 2022 sunset date, helping give lift to rural air service.

  • Candidates call out fire chief

    A Facebook post that appeared on the account of Rob Dahlman, North Lincoln Fire and Rescue’s interim chief, has been building tensions since it was posted, edited and deleted in February. The chief and board of directors were confronted last week by the candidates of the upcoming board election who were spoken ill of in the post.

  • Crestview Heights Elementary evacuated again

    Students at Crestview Heights Elementary School were evacuated around 10 a.m. on Wednesday after reports of a strong diesel smell wafting through one of the hallways.

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Local pols key to gun battle

A new firearms law that could have far-reaching impacts on law-abiding gun owners is making its way to a vote on the floor of the Oregon State Senate, where local politicians are caught in the crossfire over SB 978.

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Safe Harbor For A Tired Ship: Hi’ialakai to call Newport home — for now

An aging NOAA research vessel out of Hawaii has been towed to Newport, where the 224-foot ship will wait to have its fate decided.

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County sheriff heads off ICE fears

Despite the potential for perception to the contrary, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office does not work with federal law enforcement agencies on tracking or detaining immigrants in the country illegally.

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Newport passes plastic bag ban

NEWPORT — The City of Newport became the eighth city in Oregon Monday night to pass a plastic bag ban ordinance, outlawing single-use plastic bags often used at grocery stores and community events to carry out purchases. The council vote was 5-2 in favor.

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Experts paint sobering potential for sea change

In today’s changing world of climate change, it might not seem unusual to see a room with 40 Lincoln County residents at the Visual Arts Center overlooking Nye Beach on a windless, rainless evening to talk about biochemistry, the atmosphere and oceanographic sciences.

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The opposite of shelf-ish

To start off National Library Week, the Toledo Public Library announced a new volunteering program on Monday: Adopt-A-Shelf.

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Experts paint sobering potential for sea change

In today’s changing world of climate change, it might not seem unusual to see a room with 40 Lincoln County residents at the Visual Arts Center overlooking Nye Beach on a windless, rainless evening to talk about biochemistry, the atmosphere and oceanographic sciences.

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Soaring in the great indoors

In the first weekend of National Kite Month, a kiting event raised over $1,000 for local affordable housing efforts — and all the while bringing people together to have fun. The second annual SOS Indoor Kite Flying Gala, the reincarnation of an indoor kite fest from days gone by, was held on April 6 and 7 at Taft High School. Sheila Stiley, executive director of Northwest Coastal Housing, first thought of bringing back the indoor kite festival when brainstorming an event for Lincoln City Community Days last year.

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Bookings down at Sheriff’s Office

Deputies responded to no calls of manslaughter or murder this year, according to a report on the previous year’s progress and achievements. The recently released 2018 report includes the creation of a new volunteer group, two hires for a new program and the reinstatement of an old team.

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Sea Scout ship loose, then looted

A project ship of the SSS Rampart program broke loose from its mooring last week and was looted multiple times by passersby before being securely stored.

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    Sheriff’s Office Citizen Academy Course

    I would like to publicly thank Sheriff Landers for conducting a Citizen Academy Course, which allows citizens an opportunity to take a deep dive into the diverse responsibilities of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.

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    We need social connections

    This week is leading up to Easter, a time for Easter eggs, chocolate bunnies and peeps. And even though it has been a little wet lately, springtime has finally arrived.

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    Free naturalist presentation in Newport

    The Yaquina Birders and Naturalists will host a free naturalist presentation at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, at the Lincoln County Extension Office, 1211 SE Bay Blvd., Newport.

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    Medicare class set in Newport

    Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments (OCWCOG), in partnership with the Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA) program, is holding a Medicare class that will cover the basics of Medicare parts A, B, C, and D. This class is designed for anyone who will be eligible for Medicare within a few months or is new to Medicare. Current beneficiaries who would like a better understanding of their Medicare benefits and options will also find this class valuable. Spouses and other relatives are welcome to attend.

  • Community

    Senior Loneliness Line it topic of presentation

    Nearly one in five adults over the age of 50 is at risk of social isolation, which may lead to loneliness. Loneliness can impact one’s immune system, increase inflammation and lead to diabetes, heart disease, stroke, arthritis and other serious health conditions. It can also contribute to cognitive decline and the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

  • Opinion

    I draw the line

    Life is busy. Mom, wife, teacher, volunteer. Work eight hours, exercise, cook, clean, play, get at least eight hours of sleep. I wake up at 5:45. Coffee, lunches, breakfast, physical therapy for my daughter, all before 7 a.m. Drop off at one school, drive to another, and savor a few extra moments before turning off the car radio.

  • Opinion

    Referendum process

    For many reasons, I agree with the March 13 News-Times editorial, "Proposed plastic bag ban should go back to voters." The editorial made an excellent point as to why that should occur, stating "we believe a bag ban has merit, but the bigger issue here is that the Newport City Council is circumventing the will of the voters, who were already asked to weigh in on this matter in the May 2013 election." Newport voters rejected a plastic bag ban in that election by a margin of 57 percent against to 43 percent in support of a ban.

  • Opinion

    Newport loves its Coast Guard

    On Tuesday, April 9, in a ceremony at Coast Guard Station Yaquina Bay, Newport was re-designated as a Coast Guard City, one of just 26 such cities in the United States. Newport was originally declared a Coast Guard City in March of 2005, and the city has continued its commitment to supporting the more than 100 Coast Guard active duty and retired members here.

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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