• Passenger sues Newport mayor over plane crash

    Deborah Jean Reasoner, a passenger in the airplane Newport Mayor Dean Sawyer was flying when it crashed on a Newport beach near the North Jetty of Yaquina Bay on July 9, filed suit against Sawyer on July 16, seeking $1.5 million.

  • Car found submerged in river

    Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report at 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday of a one-vehicle traffic crash on Drift Creek Road at Gorton Road, just east of Lincoln City. The vehicle was abandoned, and investigations are underway to find the driver — who allegedly stole the vehicle before crashing it.

  • Lincoln City awards $50,000 to local nonprofits

    The City of Lincoln City will be distributing a total of $50,000 in checks to local nonprofit agencies at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 14. The presentation ceremony will be held in the city council chambers.

  • Toddler dies in car accident at home

    OTIS — A 15-month-old toddler was hit and killed by a driver backing up a truck to park in the driveway of the family home of the toddler Sunday night around 9:45 p.m., according to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.

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Cougar spotted in Newport

A cougar was spotted killing and consuming a deer in north Newport, on a residential street near Big Creek at around 6 a.m. on Thursday, July 11.

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Newport High alum murdered in Washington

On July 9, the Walla Walla Police Department announced via Facebook that they were investigating the homicide of Kyle Jordan Martz, 35, after discovering his remains.

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Concerns raised over Juno recycling project

TOLEDO — A roomful of Toledo, Siletz and Logsden residents packed Toledo City Hall on Monday night to tell the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality what they thought about the Georgia-Pacific Mill in Toledo going forward with the Juno Project, which would see 100,000 tons of garbage per year turned into paper boxes. 

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Siletz grad named to WSU Hall of Fame

Rod Commons, a 1961 graduate of Siletz High school and 1966 graduate of Oregon State University, is among six Washington State University individuals who will be inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame Sept. 6, 2019 in Spokane.

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Airport fined by DEQ

NEWPORT — Despite complying with regulations under the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, the Newport Municipal Airport was fined $13,480 for failing to monitor for statewide benchmark pollutants regulated by the DEQ, according DEQ documents dated June 3.

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    Arrest Log July 11-15

    This log shows the arrests made from July 11-15 by the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office and Newport Police Department.

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    Angry about shelter closing

    I am so angry at the Lincoln County Commissioners — Hall, Hunt and Jacobson — for closing the animal shelter. Yesterday it was open, today it is closing. No warning to the public.

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    Museum is getting a facelift

    You may notice some commotion around the North Lincoln County Historical Museum. Our building is currently being pressure washed, having signage restored and painted by local painting company, Quality Painting Service.

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    Do you have TADS?

    Recently in these pages, a viewpoint contributor expressed sympathy for all of us who have what he calls Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS). I thought that term sounded familiar, and then I heard Mitch McConnell say it on Fox. So it’s approved by the mother ship.

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    Olalla Rez full of lunker trout

    Olalla Reservoir, finning with 15-inch rainbow trout, has reopened after being shuttered by low water. Anglers should follow the road signs to this beautiful Lincoln County lake, where state fish managers have planted the 65-foot-deep water body with nearly 20,000 fish since March 11. At least 9,400 are whopper, 15-inch ‘bows from the state’s “Trophy Trout Program.”

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    Prizes grow for Kids Zone Golf Classic

    Golfers have just hours to sign-up for for the 10th annual Kids Zone Classic Charity Golf Tournament on Saturday, July 20, at Chinook Winds Golf Resort in Lincoln City, where a skillful drive could score a brand new vehicle.

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    Arrest Log July 16-17

    This record shows arrests made by the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office and the Newport Police Department on July 16-17.

  • Obituaries

    Margaret Delores Clark Haller Smith August 19, 1922 - June 23, 2019

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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)


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