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    NEWPORT — Six years after the devastating 2011 tsunami that hit Japan, West Coast researchers are still finding the manmade debris that floated over the Pacific Ocean housed marine life.

  • Man recieves 18 years in child sex abuse case

    NEWPORT— A Lincoln County man was sentenced to over 18 years in prison after being convicted of four charges related to child sex abuse against three victims. Aaron James Miller, a 33 year-old Lincoln City man, was convicted after pleading no contest to one count of rape in the second degree and pleading guilty to counts of sexual abuse in the first and second degree, and using a child in a sexually explicit display of conduct.

  • State and district students dropping in math, English

    SALEM — The Oregon Department of Education released its annual schools report cards on Thursday, Oct. 12. The results were dismal — Salam Noor, chief state schools officer, was notably forced out on Wednesday, the Oregonian reported — and the Lincoln County School District was no exception.

  • Board positions to stand for election

    NEWPORT — Lincoln County has many special districts within its borders, organizations formed for the purpose of maintaining things like roads, or water and sewer services.

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Philomath outlasts Cubs

Philomath had put a wallop on the Newport soccer team when they first met in late September — the Warriors had beaten the Cubs 10-0. On Wednesday, Oct. 11, the Cubs went out to prove that they were a better than the team that showed up on a rainy day in Philomath three weeks ago. “The game that we played at Philomath a few weeks ago was in no way a reflection on how this team plays,” said Head Coach Jon Allan. “They’ve shown over the course of the season that they are much, much better than that. It was good to see them come out with much more guts and determination and speed.”

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After four on the road, Warriors’ home game cancelled

SILETZ — Since Sept. 8, the Siletz Valley Warriors have been waiting to return home to play in front of their hometown crowd. After four straight games against on the road and traveling an average of 131 miles for those games, playing at home will have to wait another week. Alsea High School doesn’t have enough players to field a team. “That’s a long stretch of road games,” said Head Coach Reggie Butler Jr. “Being on the road that much starts to wear on you. I think it’s good for us to regroup, I guess. The past two weeks we have been struggling.”

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Two Newport runners eclipse the century mark

OLLALIE LAKE — Each year for his birthday, Ed Cortes runs a mile for every year that he’s been alive. Maybe Cortes, age 46, lost track of his age, or is testing the fates of his own mortality, because he recently ran in a 100-mile race. On Sept. 23, Cortes, along with Gregory Reed, ran in the Mountain Lake 100, a hundred-mile race at Olallie Lake. Although an avid runner, Cortes had never finished a race of this distance. “Once you’ve been running and been in a running community, it’s almost like a natural progression. You run a mile, then you want to run a 5K, then a 10K, then half, then a marathon,” Cortes said.

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The Fish stays with Toledo

At 10:30 a.m. Tuesday morning — eight hours before the third matchup of the season between rivals Waldport and Toledo — Boomers’ head volleyball coach Vicky Roller got a text message from the Waldport athletic director that cranked up the intensity The message was, Tuesday’s match would be the “Fight for the Fish.” Each year, Waldport and Toledo play three times for The Fish in various sports. Whichever team wins the contest gets to keep the trophy. Each season, the school that doesn’t have the fish can challenge the school to try and steal the fish back. The Fish has resided in Toledo since last year. “We didn’t even take the Fish off the bus, I wouldn’t even touch the fish, we were saying ‘it’s going back to Toledo,’” Roller said. “It’s the atmosphere of a rivalry game, every time we play Waldport it’s so stressful, they push us to be our very best.”

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No. 1 Taft suffers first loss to Western Mennonite

LINCOLN CITY — During the first eight games of the season, the Taft boys team had a perfect record and climbed to the top of the OSAA polls by playing team soccer. But on Monday against Western Mennonite, something was amiss. A team that found success sharing the ball to build its offensive attack suddenly became chaotic and relied on individual performances, resulting in a 3-2 loss to Western Mennonite — the Tigers’ first of the year. “I just disorganized the whole time,” said Head Coach Justin James. “From start to finish it didn’t feel right. Our offense didn’t do well, our defense didn’t do well. It was ugly.”

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    Report card on schools is disheartening

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    Equifax debacle places fraud prevention back in spotlight

    Fraud has become a serious concern worldwide, and millions of people are victims of fraud each year. Understanding how fraud occurs, what types of fraud are being perpetrated and taking a proactive approach to prevention will drastically reduce your chances of becoming a victim.

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    Join Kids Zone for October fun

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    Dinner with writer in residence

    The Sylvia Beach Hotel presents two special dinners with writer in residence Jaimee Garbacik, an author and editor who's working on a novel during her 10-day stay there. "Dinner with Jaimee" at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 13, or at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 16, takes place at the hotel's Tables of Content restaurant, 267 NW Cliff St. in Newport. Expect casual chat during the house-made, four-course dinner. Seating is limited, so book your $28-per-person reservations by calling 541-265-5428.

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    Free concert in Lincoln City

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    Sometimes something happens in the state where I’ll venture out of Lincoln County. Oregon State’s head coach Gary Andersen decided to walk away from the program six games into the season. Andersen’s and my timeline at OSU were very similar. I starting working for OSU’s student newspaper, the Daily Barometer, two months before Andersen was hired. I was there when he was first introduced, for his first practice, his first game, his first loss, his first Pac-12 win, his first, and only, Civil War win. Once I left, I thought he would stay there long after. I did not see this coming, even with how the year was shaping out. Here are some of my initial thoughts:

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    Seniors plan trip to Sisters Harvest Faire

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2017 Total Solar Eclipse Photo Contest: Editor's picks

The winning shot comes from Jennifer Theis, who took this photo from the boat launch next to the Toledo Airport. Our other finalists are: Kelsea de Filippis, from Agate Beach; Keyonna Williams, from Neotsu; Laurie Beatler, from Waldport; Lex Roller, from Newport; and Mike Paxton, from Lincoln City.


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