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    WALDPORT — Since the latest incident at Crestview Heights Elementary School on Tuesday, many parents of students at the school sounded off on what they feel is poor management by the school district.

  • Governor taps locals for appointments

    On Monday, Governor Kate Brown submitted a list of state board and commission appointments to the Oregon Senate for confirmation. Among the nearly 60 appointees were two Lincoln County residents.

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    Mikell Brunton, 62, of Portland, passed away March 24, 2019 at Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital in Newport.

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    NEWPORT — A dog is safe in a new home and a transient man faces charges for scalding the animal.

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Newport passes plastic bag ban

NEWPORT — The City of Newport became the eighth city in Oregon Monday night to pass a plastic bag ban ordinance, outlawing single-use plastic bags often used at grocery stores and community events to carry out purchases. The council vote was 5-2 in favor.

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Local pols key to gun battle

A new firearms law that could have far-reaching impacts on law-abiding gun owners is making its way to a vote on the floor of the Oregon State Senate, where local politicians are caught in the crossfire over SB 978.

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Hospital tests: Waldport students with elevated carbon monoxide

WALDPORT — Fourteen students from Crestview Heights Elementary School were in the emergency room Tuesday at the behest of concerned parents, with some testing positive for elevated carbon monoxide levels following another incident likely linked to a faulty boiler.

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County sheriff heads off ICE fears

Despite the potential for perception to the contrary, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office does not work with federal law enforcement agencies on tracking or detaining immigrants in the country illegally.

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Experts paint sobering potential for sea change

In today’s changing world of climate change, it might not seem unusual to see a room with 40 Lincoln County residents at the Visual Arts Center overlooking Nye Beach on a windless, rainless evening to talk about biochemistry, the atmosphere and oceanographic sciences.

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Earth Day should be every day, local activists say

Earth Day may seem like a relatively new concept, but it’ll turn 50 in 2020.

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The opposite of shelf-ish

To start off National Library Week, the Toledo Public Library announced a new volunteering program on Monday: Adopt-A-Shelf.

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Experts paint sobering potential for sea change

In today’s changing world of climate change, it might not seem unusual to see a room with 40 Lincoln County residents at the Visual Arts Center overlooking Nye Beach on a windless, rainless evening to talk about biochemistry, the atmosphere and oceanographic sciences.

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Soaring in the great indoors

In the first weekend of National Kite Month, a kiting event raised over $1,000 for local affordable housing efforts — and all the while bringing people together to have fun. The second annual SOS Indoor Kite Flying Gala, the reincarnation of an indoor kite fest from days gone by, was held on April 6 and 7 at Taft High School. Sheila Stiley, executive director of Northwest Coastal Housing, first thought of bringing back the indoor kite festival when brainstorming an event for Lincoln City Community Days last year.

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Bookings down at Sheriff’s Office

Deputies responded to no calls of manslaughter or murder this year, according to a report on the previous year’s progress and achievements. The recently released 2018 report includes the creation of a new volunteer group, two hires for a new program and the reinstatement of an old team.

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    No reasonable person should oppose SB 978

    Senate Bill 978 is an omnibus gun violence prevention bill that should appeal to all Oregonians. This bill takes a common sense way toward firearm regulation that has become the hallmark of the thoughtful, incremental approach Oregon legislators have taken over the past three legislative sessions to protect us from harm by firearms and to ensure our Second Amendment right.

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    Lack of response from county is frustrating

    About two and half years ago, my house in Seal Rock was broken into near the end of construction, as well as several others. Three suspects were identified. It was learned that the suspects used the Oregon State Park area and old, unused county “right of ways” to enter the neighborhood and commit the thefts.

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    Yaquina River Clean Up on Saturday

    The U DA MAN Fishing Tournament group announces the third annual Port to Port Yaquina River Clean Up on Saturday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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    Earth Day Climate Fair set in Newport

    In honor of Earth Day, 350 Oregon Central Coast and Citizens’ Climate Lobby are sponsoring a celebration event with five speakers, plus six organizations that will have informational tables at the event. The gathering will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, April 22, at the Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye St. Each of the speakers will give 15 minute presentations.

  • Community

    Antique and Collectibles Sale in Toledo

    The sixth annual Church Ladies and Friends Antique and Collectibles sale will take place on April 25, 26 and 27 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Toledo

  • Community

    Free health screenings, wellness tips offered

    Make a fresh start for better health this spring with free screenings and wellness resources at the Healthier You Expo on Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Center for Health Education, 740 SW Ninth St., Newport.

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    Photography show on display

    The Yaquina Art Association is featuring artistic photographs by 20 members of the Yaquina Art Association Photographers (YAAP). The show will run through May 5 at the YAA Gallery, located at 789 NW Beach Drive in Newport.

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    Local lakes stocked with trout

    Nearly 31,000 new trout are slated to fin local lakes as a result of ongoing stocking by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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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