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    LINCOLN COUNTY — School district officials announced Monday the state boiler inspector will analyze the three boilers on campuses in Waldport, including at Crestview Elementary School, the site of multiple incidents of noxious odors and carbon monoxide scares linked to the boiler over the last few months.

  • Funds will boost Lincoln City Cultural Plaza

    The Lincoln City Cultural Center presented a funding update on their Cultural Plaza project, which is currently estimated to cost a total of $1.8 million between design and development.

  • Parents react as school closes for day

    WALDPORT — Since the latest incident at Crestview Heights Elementary School on Tuesday, many parents of students at the school sounded off on what they feel is poor management by the school district.

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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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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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Hospital tests: Waldport students with elevated carbon monoxide

WALDPORT — Fourteen students from Crestview Heights Elementary School were in the emergency room Tuesday at the behest of concerned parents, with some testing positive for elevated carbon monoxide levels following another incident likely linked to a faulty boiler.

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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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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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ODFW and partners to host Alsea River cleanup

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Alsea Sportsman’s Association will join forces with other conservation-minded individuals Sunday, April 28 to clean up the Alsea River. This event is also sponsored by SOLVE and Dahl Disposal Service.

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Bridge over troubled waters

A historic and spiritually significant trail in Yachats is closer to having a long-needed suspension bridge that will allow hikers to stay well above waters capable of turning a narrow canyon into sudden mudflows.

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Earth Day should be every day, local activists say

Earth Day may seem like a relatively new concept, but it’ll turn 50 in 2020.

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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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  • Obituaries

    Sharon Marie Reid (Stam) August 9, 1940-February 28, 2019

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    Mary Lee Tracey August 7, 1942 - March 27, 2019

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    Charles Ray Sanders September 26, 1938 – April 01, 2019

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    Breaking the silence

    I want to commend the subjects of the Breaking the Silence series for their bravery in coming forward about their experiences with suicide. I sit in awe of their courage and candidness in telling their accounts, knowing it would be read by thousands. In this week’s piece, I am humbled for those I interviewed for trusting me to tell their story.

  • Community

    Fundraiser dinner Saturday in Yachats

    The Yachats Ladies Club is inviting the community to attend a dinner on Saturday, April 27, to help support Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lincoln and Tillamook Counties. The event, featuring a Swiss steak dinner, will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Yachats Ladies Clubhouse, located at 286 W Third St.

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    KYAQ FM conducting listener survey

    KYAQ, 91.7 FM is curious about how the station is performing in the eyes of the community and, most importantly, the ears. The station has been on the air for six years, and in that time, several changes have taken place in terms of programming, including the addition of several locally produced shows. Input from listeners is being sought via an online, 10-question survey that will take about 10 minutes or less to complete. It can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/97X2697.

  • Business

    Realtor of the Year announced

    Each year, the Lincoln County Board of Realtors awards one of its colleagues for their excellence in Realtor spirit, business accomplishments, community activity and Realtor organization activity. Tammy Powell wins that recognition this year after being nominated with glowing reviews.

  • Opinion

    No reasonable person should oppose SB 978

    Senate Bill 978 is an omnibus gun violence prevention bill that should appeal to all Oregonians. This bill takes a common sense way toward firearm regulation that has become the hallmark of the thoughtful, incremental approach Oregon legislators have taken over the past three legislative sessions to protect us from harm by firearms and to ensure our Second Amendment right.

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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