• 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.

  • Community health priorities selected

    The wait is over. In early 2019, Lincoln County Public Health held listening sessions and distributed a survey throughout the county to learn what the community saw as health priorities. This information will help the agency to create a Community Health Improvement Plan, a community-led document that will guide the work of the health department and community partners for the next five years.

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    The Oregon State Police's daily desk log for July 2-6.

  • Death Notice

    Jessie Lenora (Safley) Gross, 85, of Hillsboro, Ore., died on May 19, 2019.

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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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Local grocer reacts to citywide bag ban 

NEWPORT — Retailers over 10,000 square feet phased out their use of plastic bags by Monday, July 1, in accordance with a city ordinance requiring retail stores like Walmart, Fred Meyer, Safeway and JC Market Thriftway to stop using single-use plastic bags.

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Daughter uses DNA, dimples to find dad

On June 27, 83-year-old Newport resident Jim Deslippe met his first and only daughter Chenanne Wilson, 61, and his granddaughter, Tessa. Wilson had been searching for Deslippe for 46 years, and when she found him, she also discovered the closure she had been seeking her whole life as an adopted child.

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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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  • Police Reports

    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.

  • Obituaries

    Shirley Ann Billman August 15, 1934 - July 11, 2019

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  • Sports

    Hole-in-one could yield new Honda

    There’s still time to register 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.

  • Sports

    Top soccer squads slate big shoot-out

    Top prep soccer teams from around Oregon and Idaho will converge on Newport High School next week for a mid-summer shootout.

  • Police Reports

    Arrest Log, July 10-11

    Arrests made by the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office and Newport Police Department, July 10-11.

  • Opinion

    Messin’ with the news

    I may not be as old as television, but I’m at least a decade older than Seattle-area broadcast television. I don’t remember when we actually got our first TV, and I have no idea about how it is that we could have afforded one — Mom was a single parent; Grandma lived with us, and she liked the telly. Grandma regularly watched the Gillette “Blue Blades”-sponsored Saturday Night Fights, but her favorite program was wrestling. Her favorite: The Masked Marvel.

  • Opinion

    Fair Democrats

    I heard that some visitors to the Lincoln County Fair booth recently sponsored by the local Democrats were deeply offended by a dummy child in a cage, sleeping under an aluminum foil blanket. As a local Democrat myself, I am shocked and offended, too. I am shocked at the reality of our current child separation policy. That policy is the true offense. To those that didn’t enjoy seeing this pale imitation, I can only say, I wish you were shocked by what lies behind it.

  • Opinion

    How to repair the broken system

    I attended one of this year's community forums on immigration. I appreciate the work done to bring the forums to our cities and found the sessions highly interesting. As you would expect for Oregon, the overall emphasis was one of "we love our immigrants," and at least in the session I attended, no difficult questions of a larger picture were addressed.

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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