Though there are no definite plans for what either facility will look like after renovations are complete, Yachats has taken its first major step toward more space for both library and city staff.
The Toledo City Council has filled its final vacant seat with the husband of a councilor who was recalled in September.
Oregon Coast Community College, the Economic Development Alliance of Lincoln County and the chambers of commerce in Toledo, Depoe Bay and Waldport are getting some transient room tax proposal money.
The friendliest city on the coast played host to the Oregon Tsunami Conference Monday and Tuesday, bringing in elected officials, emergency response workers and a variety of other professionals from all over the country to meet and discuss response strategies and emergency support systems both in other parts of the globe and on the Oregon coast.
A 30-year-old physician from Corvallis died Saturday in a tragic surfing accident after he paddled single-handedly into a storm-swept ocean. Toren Stearns was pronounced dead at Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital after rescuers found his body floating 200 feet offshore from a popular surfing beach on the south side of Cape Foulweather, near the Devil’s Punchbowl.
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The Toledo boy’s basketball team keeps winning and Conner Marchant keeps scoring. In the Boomers 83-75 over Creswell, Marchant was able to keep his scoring average above 40 points with a 41-point effort to keep Toledo undefeated through three games.
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LINCOLN CITY — The trail to God’s Thumb is as hard to fathom as an Old Testament riddle, leaving first-time hikers to read the signs — or lack of them — to find their way to one of the most divine views at the Oregon coast. “It’s not a designated trail system,” explained District Ranger Debbie Wilkins of the Siuslaw National Forest, which is dealing with the exploding popularity of a route once considered a local secret. “It’s not even a developed trail, but a combination of what elk and human beings have been doing for centuries.” The lure of The Thumb — Wilkins dislikes the religious handle, bestowed by a reporter that has since gone viral — is partly owed to that undeveloped and wild nature. The trail is tortured by washouts and giant, serpentine roots, fallen trees and drop-offs that would make a billy goat twitch. Those attractive features, however, can prove risky. To date, four expensive and hazardous rescue operations have been mounted to save injured or trapped hikers.
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LINCOLN CITY — It was a 17-day break for Jake Tolan between the end of the football season and starting his next head coaching season — this time as the Tiger’s girls head basketball coach. Tolan will be the third head coach for the Tiger girl’s basketball team in as many seasons. After spending the previous year as the JV coach, taking over the girl’s program was a natural progression. And when you have a daughter, Claira Tolan, in the program, the opportunity to coach her too good of an offer to pass up. “I probably wouldn’t have done if she wasn’t playing,” Jake Tolan said. “I get to watch her, I get to coach her, but it’s a good group, they are very coachable, they work hard, it’s been good so far.”
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It was the second day of the second-season hunt when I found the herd at the bottom of a steep clearcut four klicks east and 41 floors from the gated road at the edge of town. Drawn to the lip of an old log landing by the faint snap of brush, I froze in awe at four elk browsing near the edge of a treeline 120 meters distant. In the deep shade of late afternoon, their tan-colored shoulders and broad rumps stood out like landing lights on an airplane while other features blended into a colorless background.
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Around 2,000 people came together for the Fleet of Flowers ceremony in Depoe Bay on Monday, May 28. Boats bedecked in wreaths commemorated lives lost at sea.