• Senate backs offshore drilling ban

    SALEM — The Oregon Senate passed a bill on Tuesday extending the state’s offshore drilling moratorium and prohibiting any activities or new infrastructure in Oregon waters.

  • New amenities, warmer tents at Seafood & Wine Festival

    The 42nd annual Newport Seafood & Wine Festival from Feb. 21-24 will showcase more than 150 wines from the Pacific Northwest, along with many culinary professionals and regional artisans, according to the event’s website.

  • Newport air service plans in flight

    NEWPORT — The city is moving forward in securing air service once again between the Newport Municipal Airport and Portland International Airport after representatives of small air service provider Boutique Air expressed interest in connecting the small coastal airport with the airport in Portland.

  • Newport High School teacher arrested

    A Newport High School teacher was arrested Tuesday in what district officials said is a “legal matter unrelated to students or NHS.”

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New amenities, warmer tents at Seafood & Wine Festival

The 42nd annual Newport Seafood & Wine Festival from Feb. 21-24 will showcase more than 150 wines from the Pacific Northwest, along with many culinary professionals and regional artisans, according to the event’s website.

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A decade of drunken sailors

Kelli Thompson stands beside her Pirate Taxi, dressed in the costume she varies each year for the Seafood and Wine Festival. (Courtesy photos)

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Apartment fire contained at Nye Beach

A three-story building on Beach Drive, in the Nye Beach neighborhood, caught fire Wednesday after a presumed dryer fire, which Newport Fire Department firefighters put out before the flames could consume the building.

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1,000 pounds of Plastic Removed from Otter Rock Beach

“The good news is we removed about a thousand pounds of microplastic,” said Scott Rosin of the Newport Chapter of Surfrider Foundation. “The bad news is there was that much of it on less than an acre of beach.”

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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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Yaquina Head seen in a new light

Locals may have noticed something different about the Yaquina Head Lighthouse recently: namely, its intensity and the abruptness with which it lights up. This is thanks to a technological leap for the lighthouse: a new LED lamp.

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School district changes bus contractor

Lincoln County School District announced on Tuesday that the school board intends to award the district’s contract for student transportation services to First Student at the Feb. 12 board meeting, to be effective July 1.

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Robotics club headed for state championships

With young minds at full throttle, the Toledo Exploriens are hard at work preparing for the FIRST LEGO League state championships.

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    BEASLEY AT LARGE: Top 10 extras for your tsunami kit

    Are you prepared for the Big One? Even if your official Tsunami Kit is packed and ready for action, it may lack the key ingredients to the Post-Wave good life.

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    Transgender support group forming

    A new support group for transgender people and their families will begin meeting in Lincoln County later this month. Central Oregon Coast Trans Community, or COCTC, will hold monthly get-togethers on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. as St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 414 SW Ninth St., in Newport. The first meeting will be held Wednesday, Feb. 27.

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    Workshop on food as medicine to be held in Newport

    Frances O'Halloran, an herbalist and teacher, will present a workshop called “Food as Medicine: Crafting Fire Cider,” which is a tasty and time-honored, plant-based medicine to prevent and treat colds and flus. Her talk will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Newport 60+ Activity Center, located at 20 SE Second St. The cost of the class is $10.

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    A celebration of German sausage

    The Newport 60+ Adventure Van will be headed to Mount Angel on Friday, March 1, to celebrate German heritage at the 11th annual Volksfest (formerly known as Wurstfest), where people will find the best-handcrafted German sausages, as well as local and German beers.

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    ‘Taft Eight’ head to state

    Rent a bigger bus — Taft High School is sending eight Tigers to the state wrestling championships after a gripping display at the district finale’ last weekend.

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    Newport girls swim strong at state

    The Cub girls swim team wrapped up their 2018-2019 season with an array of strong performances at the OSAA 4A/3A/2A/1A state championship meet last weekend.

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    Samaritan offers diabetes prevention class

    Samaritan Health Services is offering Prevent T2, a free workshop for those who have pre-diabetes or other risk factors for type 2 diabetes. The next series will begin on Tuesday, March 12, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Center for Health Education in Newport.

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    Tim Schneider of Edward Jones receives specialist designation

    Tim Schneider, of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Newport, has achieved the professional designation of accredited asset management specialist (AAMS).



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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