• Toledo candidates candid at forum

    Toledo’s political unrest funneled a large crowd into the AWPPW Union Hall for a candidate forum last week.

  • Candidate forum brings crowd in Yachats

    In the Yachats Commons, elected officials, candidates and community members alike gathered on Wednesday night, brought together for a candidate forum by the Lincoln County Women’s League of Voters.

  • Waldport introduces new forestry course

    Forestry is offered in Lincoln County School District as a science credit, but Waldport will now be offering Career Forestry: a separate class which counts as a CTE or career and technical experience credit.

  • Paving the way for safer student travel

    The Waldport City Council is applying for a Safe Routes to School grant from the Oregon Department of Transportation, with the blessing of the Lincoln County School District and 140 letters of interest from the community.

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BREAKING: Impaired captain was responsible for at-sea mishaps, possible assault

The saga of a captain who appeared to be neither a proper master of his ships nor his own impulses is unfolding at a Coast Guard hearing in Newport, with testimony giving details about the man sleeping at the wheel, using marijuana, displaying intoxication and possibly assaulting another person aboard his boat.

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Mary B II captain tested positive for amphetamine, methamphetamine

Coast Guard investigators revealed that the captain of the doomed fishing vessel Mary B II tested positive for methamphetamines and alcohol.

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Fed up shrimpers may look to state for oversight

Missed payments, cash draws against the future and unpaid bills. Shrimp fishermen and plant workers from Newport to Eureka are feeling the financial pinch as a deadlock with processors continues.

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Widow recounts boat's tragic trajectory

The widow of Toledo fisherman Josh Porter has painted for investigators a picture of a frustrated man battling an incompetent captain in the days and hours leading up to the sinking of the Mary B II.

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BREAKING: Woman says she was hit in the face on Biernacki's boat

A Toledo woman who says she was aboard a tuna boat piloted by Captain Stephen Biernacki last August has come forward to recount the man hitting her in the face with a microphone and trying to confine her to the boat's bunk area after the two fought over a radio call she made to try to get another boat to take her back to shore.

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New memory care facility opens in Newport

Caring Places Management held a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Newport Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors last week at the new South Beach Manor. However, it will still be a couple of days before the center puts on its finishing touches and welcomes its first residents

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Quick community aids in fire response

OTIS — Firefighters stepped in to control a home blaze being battled by neighbors last Friday. North Lincoln Fire and Rescue was dispatched to the house fire on N. Deer Drive in Otis shortly past noon. It was reported that there was an exterior fire next to the home, windows were breaking and the fire was extending. There were also three dogs in the garage attached to the home. The home was unoccupied.

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Mary B II captain tested positive for amphetamine, methamphetamine

Coast Guard investigators revealed that the captain of the doomed fishing vessel Mary B II tested positive for methamphetamines and alcohol.

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Few contested seats in special election

Voters are busy checking boxes for the May 21 special election. In many of the Lincoln County races, there is only one choice on the ballot.

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K9 helps bring in Lincoln City suspect

Officer Nix was busy early Thursday morning. At about 12:51 a.m., Lincoln City Police Officer Torin Liden initiated a traffic stop on a white 2000 Subaru sedan in the area of Highway 101 and the “D” River Wayside State Park for an observed traffic violation

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    Puzzled by letter writer’s arguments

    Mr. Gorblirsh selected a derivative definition of the social science phrase, virtue signaling (“Virtue signaling is everywhere,” letter to the editor, May 8 edition). The definition he chose has been popularized by social media as derogatory or a put-down.

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    Toledo Library thankful for grants

    The Toledo Public Library has a new, exciting public computer management system thanks to the generosity of the Siletz Tribal Charitable Contributions Fund grant and the East County Community Partnership grant.

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    Can money buy happiness?

    This question was posed to me about three months ago, and I battled how to answer it. My first conditioned response was no, of course not, but when I pondered further and deepened my thinking, it challenged me.

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    Tobacco retail licensing efforts continue

    NEWPORT — Continuing efforts to license businesses that sell tobacco in Lincoln County could see the price of a pack of cigarettes go up 12 cents to pay for the county tracking and licensing tobacco sellers, according to the county’s Health and Human Services Department.

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    FBI still looking for officer’s attacker

    LINCOLN COUNTY — The Federal Bureau of Investigation is still seeking information about fugitive David Durham, who shot and injured Lincoln City Police Officer Steven Dodds on Jan. 23, 2011 while Dodds conducted a routine traffic stop involving Durham.

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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)