• City and firefighters come to bargaining agreement

    NEWPORT — The city of Newport and its firefighters union have reached a bargaining agreement for the next three years regarding sick leave and pay.

  • Superintendent search steamrolls forward

    WALDPORT — Determining desirable qualities in a new superintendent is a task that has hovered over the Lincoln County School District for the past few months via a study of history and needs, and it will culminate in a “story” the school board will use to assist in screening incoming candidates. The new superintendent’s start date is set for July 1, 2018.

  • Officials defend ‘sanctuary state’

    GLENEDEN BEACH — Law enforcement counts the number of tourists who commit crimes in Lincoln County but turns a blind eye to immigration status, according to the Lincoln County District Attorney and leading local police officials.

  • Latest rebuild to cost $1 million

    NEWPORT — The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) estimates that it will cost up to $1 million to repair a section of Highway 20 located two miles east of Newport that has had a history of hillside failures since the 1950s. The latest repair effort began Monday, Oct. 16, when ODOT reduced the roadway to one-lane traffic, causing 20-minute delays for 24 hours daily that will continue through late November.

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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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    Samaritan wellness coach to give presentation

    Some days, a person can feel as if he or she is simply going through the motions of life, rather than fully living. That may be a sign that change is needed. “Often, we need to rethink what it is we want to accomplish in our life, and what we want more of,” says Samaritan Wellness-Life Coach Patty Sheffield. She will lead a free seminar, “Living Life to its Fullest Potential,” on Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Center for Health Education, 740 SW Ninth St., Newport.

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    Centro de Ayuda seeks board members

    Spanish-speaking immigrants are a vital and growing part of Lincoln County society and business. Whether they’re working in the hospitality industry, fish-packing plants, construction or landscaping, immigrants are vital to a healthy economy here on the coast. Since 1996, the Centro de Ayuda (The Help Center) in Newport has been working as a countywide cultural bridge, providing Spanish/English translation and interpreting services for medical emergencies and treatment, legal affairs, education, and a variety of other areas.

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    Yachats Ladies Club plans dinner fundraiser

    The Yachats Ladies Club will hold a scholarship fund dinner on Friday, Oct. 20, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Yachats Ladies Club, located at 286 W Third St. The cost of this full course, pork loin dinner is $15 at the door. All proceeds from the dinner will go to the scholarship fund.

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    Open house and autumn social at Burrows Museum

    The Burrows House Museum and staff will host an open house and autumn social on Friday, Oct. 20, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. This casual event marks the official opening of three new exhibits, which feature a diversity of objects ranging from a vintage “personal communicator” (cell phone) to a decorative sword made of Chinese coins taken in trade on the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Reservation more than 100 years ago.

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    Report card on schools is disheartening

    The annual report card that rates the performance of schools around the state was released on Thursday, Oct. 12, by the Oregon Department of Education (ODE). And the news was not good.

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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

    Neighbors For Kids (NFK), home of the Kids Zone, invites all youth ages 3-18 to attend their full-day programs during October and throughout the school year. With the fall holiday season approaching, the Kids Zone will be open during their normal after-school hours and also on non-school days. NFK’s staff are excited to welcome children to the program and will have lots of fun, enriching activities at the site for all interested families.

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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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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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