• 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.

  • Public sounds off on vacation rental changes

    NEWPORT — Vacation rentals could be limited to portions of the city near commercial and tourist areas, and rentals outside the limits may be phased out over a five-year period.

  • “Save Our Supply”

    NEWPORT — Deficient dams could fail, creating a massive safety hazard and a Newport water crisis even in a modest earthquake.

  • 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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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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Tree cutter grateful after deadly accident

Nieve Hernandez had hoped the cut would be clean and trouble-free.

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Salishan can keep aerial course

LINCOLN COUNTY — After hearing from both critics and supporters of a new aerial challenge course at Salishan Resort, the county has sided with the longstanding Gleneden Beach destination and an earlier county planning commission approval.

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Beautiful views of the Bay from this well priced Newport Oregon Home

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Projects, new jobs on tap for Port of Toledo

The Port of Toledo is making progress on their new five-year plan, which focuses on promoting job growth and stable employment opportunities, continuing community outreach and supporting marine trades education and skills development — along with continuing to invest in the boat yard’s infrastructure and marketing.

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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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A century of service

In 1918, the second ever Oregon State University Extension Service office was founded in Lincoln County. Today, it still serves a number of purposes in the community by providing groups that teach specific interests and life skills, as well as providing scholarships and community services.

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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.

  • Community

    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.

  • Sports

    ‘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.

  • Business

    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).



  • Obituaries

    Karel Anne Laufenberg nee Richards July 30th,1952 - Feb 14th, 2019

    "Multi-faceted artistic genius..." Please click to view full obituary.

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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