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Young doctor drowns while surfing

A 30-year-old physician from Corvallis died Saturday in a tragic surfing accident after he paddled single-handedly into a storm-swept ocean. Toren Stearns was pronounced dead at Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital after rescuers found his body floating 200 feet offshore from a popular surfing beach on the south side of Cape Foulweather, near the Devil’s Punchbowl.

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Elderly Toledo resident dead in house fire

Investigators on Wednesday afternoon removed a body from a Tom Jack Road home destroyed in an early-morning fire.

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Tickets issued in code crackdown

Wrapped in body armor and packing a ticket book and a taser gun, Deputy Jesse Hess is the spearhead of a countywide crackdown on bad neighbors, faulty septic tanks, outlaw RV parks and forbidden eyesores.

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Evdoklya “Dunia” Hazard, 54

Obituary, Evdoklya "Dunia" Hazard, March 3, 1964 - November 24, 2018, Georgie's Beachside and Grill

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Second delay idles Newport crab fleet

The commercial Dungeness crab season has been pushed back — again — this time to at least Dec. 31 as fishery managers wait for pockets of light crab to come up to par.

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Stranded sea turtles die

The two olive ridley sea turtles being treated at the Oregon Coast Aquarium have died despite strong aquarium staff efforts to save them.

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Throwing it down for the skatepark

The Newport Skatepark is getting a sorely needed makeover. While many local organizations and businesses have been strongly supporting the cause, every party credits one man for raising the call: local legend and professional skateboarder Kevin Kowalski.

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Sewage spill goes into Yaquina River

A ruptured line spilled 146,000 gallons of untreated sewage in Toledo last weekend.

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  • Breaking News

    Small apartment fire in Newport

    At 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13, the Newport Fire Department was dispatched to smoke in an apartment at the 600 block of SW 6th Street. "First-in" fire department units initially could only detect an odor of smoke.

  • Community

    Longest Night/Blue Christmas Service in Newport

    First Presbyterian Church Newport will be offering a Longest Night/Blue Christmas Service at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21, which is the longest night of the year. Not only does this date mark the darkest point on the seasonal calendar, it can be a dark time emotionally, as well.

  • Community

    Winter Solstice Celebration at Driftwood Library

    The Driftwood Public Library in Lincoln City invites people to its 14th annual Winter Solstice Celebration. This event will be held Friday, Dec. 21, at 6:30 p.m. in the library’s Distad Reading Room. The library will remain open after its normal 6 p.m. closing time.

  • Community

    ‘Holiday Wish List’ market in Lincoln City

    The Lincoln City Farmers and Crafters Market has announced that it will hold a “Holiday Wish List” market this Sunday, Dec. 16. The event will benefit 40 deserving families served by Neighbors For Kids (NFK), a nonprofit group based out of Depoe Bay that extends its services to kids from Lincoln City and surrounding communities. NFK provides the Kids Zone year-round, a safe, fun, after school and summer program where children ages 3-18 can learn, play and enjoy healthy meals.

  • Community

    Theatre West presents ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’

    Theatre West in Lincoln City will present “It’s A Wonderful Life, A Live Radio Play,” adapted by Joe Landry. The director is Lewis Smith, who directed this play last season at Theatre West. Smith has also directed “A Tour To Die For” for the last three years. He has both acted and directed at Theatre West. The play will be presented at the Lincoln City Cultural Center (LCCC) on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14 and 15, at 7:30 p.m. There will also be a matinee performance on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 2 p.m.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Holiday magic coming to the PAC

    A magical, one-night-only holiday celebration is coming to the Newport Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Dec. 22, beginning at 7 p.m. People are invited to celebrate the joy of Christmas with music, holiday plays, Christmas cookies, hot cocoa and a sprinkling of holiday magic.

  • Business

    Specifically Pacific planning events

    Specifically Pacific, at its shop on the Newport Bayfront called 101 Local, is planning a couple of events to help people get into the holiday spirit. 101 Local is located inside the Gear Shed building at 342 SW Bay Blvd., where Specifically Pacific is holding a Ladies Night Out today (Wednesday), Dec. 12, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

  • Community

    ‘Forests, Carbon & Climate Change’ is discussion topic

    “Forests, Carbon & Climate Change” will be the topic of a panel presentation from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the Newport Visual Arts Center, located at 777 NW Beach Drive.


2018 Fleet of Flowers

Around 2,000 people came together for the Fleet of Flowers ceremony in Depoe Bay on Monday, May 28. Boats bedecked in wreaths commemorated lives lost at sea.

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