• Highway pollinator project is for the bees

    LINCOLN COUNTY — The highway linking Newport to Yachats could soon be abuzz.

  • Flu outbreak in county schools

    LINCOLN COUNTY — According to Lincoln County School District officials, school staff are on high alert after flu-like symptoms were observed in multiple students at Sam Case Elementary School and Eddyville Charter School, prompting Lincoln County Public Health to declare an outbreak of the flu.

  • Toledo man sues ODOT over lost leg

    A Toledo man who lost his left leg in a car accident two years ago has filed a lawsuit against the Oregon Department of Transportation.

  • Waldport man to stand trial for kidnapping

    Brady Endicott, 47, Waldport, is currently set to undergo a jury trial from April 4-9 at the Lincoln County Circuit Court.

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Big-wave beef looms over Sunday contest

Big-wave surfing contest promoters are slated to hold competing tournaments on the same giant swell Sunday, setting the stage for a clash that involves renowned surfers, bewildered city officials and the Oregon State Police.

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Depoe Bay City Hall jarred by financial disarray

Two employees have lost their jobs and morale at city hall has plummeted as a result of financial turmoil that left municipal books unbalanced for months.

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Toledo man sues ODOT over lost leg

A Toledo man who lost his left leg in a car accident two years ago has filed a lawsuit against the Oregon Department of Transportation.

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Toledo mill vapors send workers to hospital

A dozen employees of the Georgia-Pacific containerboard mill in Toledo went to the hospital after being exposed to a chemical vapor late Tuesday night.

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Arrest made in parking lot accident

Police have arrested the driver of a car that ended up beneath a pickup truck in a retail parking lot last week. On Thursday, March 7 at 4 p.m., Newport Police were dispatched to a multiple vehicle traffic crash in the Walmart parking lot in Newport.

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Toledo launch ramp to close for repairs

The Port of Toledo’s launch ramp at 128 Ramp Road will be closed for two weeks, from March 18-31. The port is closing the ramp during the off-season in order to temporarily remove and repair a damaged section of the dock. The picnic area and restrooms will remain open to the public for day use only.

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Whales on the way

The Spring Whale Watch Week event returns to the coast March 23 - 31 to celebrate the more than 20,000 gray whales expected to migrate north past Oregon over the next few months.

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Finalists selected for port manager

The Port of Newport selected three finalists for the role of general manager and is preparing to have them meet the public this coming weekend.

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Report From the Grounds

The bitter blast of winter, ice on salt water and nets straining with cod — a world few of us will witness. It’s everyday sight for Newport fisherman Kelly Bennett, who has spent the greater part of the last decade traveling to Alaska to work on Newport trawlers plying the northern waters for pollock, cod and groundfish.

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Hospital entrance shifts

Patients and visitors to Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital should now use the Ninth Street entrance to get to clinics, the old hospital building and the new addition. This entrance will be the primary entrance until the second phase of construction is completed, and will be open daily from 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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    Bijou Theatre declares ‘No Small Screens Week’

    Lincoln City’s Bijou Theatre has declared the week of March 22-28 as “No Small Screens Week.” During that week, which coincides with spring break, the theater will deviate from playing first-run, new films to play four epic, classic films on the Bijou’s big silver screen.

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    Lincoln County Community Rights to host Democracy School

    Lincoln County Community Rights will host The Daniel Pennock Democracy School on Friday, April 5, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and Saturday, April 6, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Newport High School Library.

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    Naturalist presentation on murres is March 21

    Seabird biologist Stephanie Loredo will talk about movement, dive behavior and habitat-use of common murres in the Northern California current during a naturalist talk set for 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 21. This free presentation will take place at the Lincoln County Extension Office, 1211 SE Bay Blvd., Newport.

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    Cooking Matters for Teens planned for spring break

    Teens wanting a fun and informational activity during spring break may enjoy the Cooking Matters for Teens class series planned for March 25-29 at Beacon Crest Apartments in Lincoln City.

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    Award-winning documentary to be shown at library

    The Newport Public Library will screen “Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin,” an award-winning documentary by Arwen Curry, at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20.

  • Community

    Free presentation about Social Security

    “Filing for Social Security: Flexibility and Choices for Your Retirement Income” will be the topic of a free presentation at the Newport 60+ Activity Center on Tuesday, March 19, from noon to 1 p.m. The presenter will be Duane Silbernagel, a financial advisor with Waddell & Reed, Inc.

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    Science on Tap set for March 21

    “Is it environmentally responsible to eat fish?” will be the topic of the next Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Science on Tap event, which will be held on Thursday, March 21, at Rogue Ales’ Brewer’s on the Bay, located at 2320 SE Marine Science Drive in South Beach.

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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