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Port floats higher charter boat fees

Modified: Friday, Apr 25th, 2014
Kevin Greenwood, the Port of Newport's new general manager since February, recently got the attention of the charter boat captains who moor their boats in the South Beach Marina.
In an effort to standardize the port's moorage rates and the services available in the marina, Greenwood has proposed charging the charter boats recreational rates, rather than the commercial rates that
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Newport takes action to end water-service problem

Modified: Thursday, Apr 24th, 2014
NEWPORT -- The city of Newport and the Seal Rock Water District are inching closer to solving a water-service boundary problem that has led to city water users continuing to pay property taxes to the district.
The city council adopted an amendment Monday that sets up the process to allow property owners in the South Beach area to withdraw from
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Local residents stand up for marriage equality -- Lawyers ask judge to strike down Oregon’s gay marriage ban

Posted: Thursday, Apr 24th, 2014
NEWPORT -- Greg Holland and Carlos Lazaro, of Waldport, have been together for 26 years. "I never thought I'd have that in my lifetime," Holland said. But to get married, the two had to travel outside of Oregon.
And they did so shortly after the state began recognizing out-of-state, same-sex marriages in October 2013. Holland and Lazaro
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Breaking the cycle of child abuse -- Siletz students raise awareness with Pinwheels for Prevention

Posted: Thursday, Apr 24th, 2014
SILETZ -- "Swear words and knuckles. Never laughs nor chuckles. Cruelty and pain and cigarette kisses. No encouragement, no love. Never best wishes."
The depressing words aren't those of some artist who's trying to get into a dark headspace. They're the words of a real child, just 12 years of age, at Siletz Valley Schools who's been abused.
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Grim stats on drug deaths

Posted: Thursday, Apr 24th, 2014
LINCOLN COUNTY -- The use of methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine contributed to three deaths in Lincoln County last year, making it only one of two counties in Oregon to record casualties associated with each drug in 2013.
Lincoln County also had the grim distinction of being one of four counties to have a cocaine-related death in 2013, according to an
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Car from fatal crash at Otter Rock will stay in crevasse

Posted: Thursday, Apr 24th, 2014
DEPOE BAY -- A vehicle that rests in a 20-foot-deep crevasse beneath the Otter Crest Loop will remain there until the forces of nature erase all memories of its fatal plunge.
State parks officials who manage public beaches in Lincoln County said the car, a 2008 Saturn Vue that left the roadway the morning of March 19, is too heavy,
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Hint of voter apathy in county

Posted: Thursday, Apr 24th, 2014
Signs of disinterest in the political process surfaced in March, as evidenced by a notable exodus in registrants of major political parties in Lincoln County.
Voter registration totals fell to 27,129 in March from 27,969 in March 2013, according to data compiled by the Oregon Secretary of State's Office. That marked a decrease of 3 percent in the period.
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Committee votes $20,000 for Drake dig at Three Rocks

Posted: Thursday, Apr 24th, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- A commission whose job is to back novel tourist ideas on Monday threw its support behind an expedition to uncover a sunken ship at the mouth of the Salmon River.
The Lincoln City Visitors & Convention Commission voted 5-0, with one abstention, to award $20,000 to the Drake in Oregon Society to conduct an archaeological dig at
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Port of Newport looks at log exports this summer

Posted: Thursday, Apr 24th, 2014
The shipping of logs out of the Port of Newport's International Terminal may begin this summer, but moving full loads of timber bound for Asia likely won't occur until early next year.
The port still needs about 21,000 cubic yards of material dredged in the berthing area of the renovated terminal in order to reach a depth of about 45
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Demolition to begin at Waldport school

Posted: Thursday, Apr 24th, 2014
Demolition is set to begin Monday on the old Waldport Middle School building.
Ray Wells, Inc. of Florence has been working over the past month to prepare for the demo work. With asbestos abatement completed, structural demolition can now begin. All structures except the gymnasium and cafeteria will be removed, and foundation concrete and building debris will be removed, leaving
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Community garden finds new home at Port of Alsea

Posted: Thursday, Apr 24th, 2014
WALDPORT -- The community garden has moved from its former location at the old Waldport middle school to the Port of Alsea.
Community garden volunteers worked to relocate plants, soil and materials to a temporary staging area at the port late last month in hopes of making a more permanent move to the new location.
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County announces emergency alert program upgrades

Posted: Thursday, Apr 24th, 2014
Lincoln County Citizen Alert, a mass notification program sponsored through the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, has new features available to residents and businesses.
• River flood monitoring, The Yachats and Yaquina rivers are now monitored by the National Weather Service, allowing Lincoln County Citizen Alert to be activated for potential flooding on those rivers, as well as the already monitored
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Villages at Cascade Head will be opened to vehicles on limited basis

Posted: Thursday, Apr 24th, 2014
The city of Lincoln City will open the paved surface of NE Devil's Lake Boulevard within the Villages at Cascade Head site to motorized traffic on the last Saturday of the month for the months of May, June, July, August and September.
The paved surface will be open to vehicles from 7 a.m. until dusk. Vehicles will not be allowed
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Couple presented Newport’s Alma B. Howes Award

Posted: Thursday, Apr 24th, 2014
At the city of Newport's annual volunteer recognition event held April 22, the 2014 Alma B. Howes Award was presented to Lavonne and Al Bussey, who have volunteered with the Newport Police Department since August of 2010.
The Alma B. Howes Award is named in honor of a long-time city volunteer who made an difference in her community. Each
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Forest road to close for paving

Posted: Thursday, Apr 24th, 2014
Forest Road 1700 near Lincoln City will close for three days of road paving work, beginning April 28. According to Forest Service officials, this work will affect visitors wanting to access Drift Creek Falls Trail from Highway 18, though the Highway 101 route to Drift Creek Falls will remain open.
Forest Road 1700 will be closed from the Bear Creek
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Working to prevent child abuse

Posted: Thursday, Apr 24th, 2014
SILETZ -- The goal is to prevent abuse and neglect of tribal children through early intervention. To do so, there's multiple steps and a true effort to change behavior required.
It's what Healthy Child Healthy Family is working toward in Siletz.
Megan Morley, program manager, meets with families every other week to "assist in any way possible to overcome
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Mayor signs on for boat safety

Posted: Thursday, Apr 24th, 2014
Depoe Bay Mayor A.J. Matilla hands the signed proclamation for National Safe Boating Week, May 17-24, to Flotilla Commander Dorothy Bishop as (left to right) Jim Carroll, USCG Senior Chief David Pierias and Bill Laughlin look on. The Depoe Bay Coast Guard Auxiliary's new safety booth at the Depoe Bay boat ramp will be dedicated May 10.
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Forum for county commissioner candidates takes place Saturday

Posted: Thursday, Apr 24th, 2014
The League of Women Voters of Lincoln County will hold a forum featuring candidates for the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners on the May 20 primary ballot. The event will be held Saturday, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the Oregon Coast Community College Central County Campus in South Beach. Attendance is free and open to all.
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A clean sweep

Posted: Thursday, Apr 24th, 2014
Annoyed and concerned over the accumulation of winter gravel in Highway 34 bike lanes, Waldport resident and bicyclist Peter Ferris decided to take matters into his own hands.  Starting near the Lakeside Market and working down eventually to the Lint Slough bridge, Ferris swept clean the bike lanes on both sides of the highway, an effort that took him about
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A show of support for marriage equality

Modified: Thursday, Apr 24th, 2014
About 40 people gathered at Nana's Irish Pub in Newport on Tuesday night for a vigil supporting marriage equality.
The vigil took place on the eve of a Wednesday hearing in U.S. District Court in Eugene, at which arguments were to be heard against Oregon's 2004 voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage.
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Community college receives approval as new GED testing site

Modified: Thursday, Apr 24th, 2014
NEWPORT -- Those looking to take the new GED test can now do so at Oregon Coast Community College's central campus as the school has become an approved Pearson Vue Testing Center.
The new version of the exam, reportedly more challenging as it better aligns with Common Core standards, rolled out Jan. 2 and is completely online.
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She’s got the beat — New police officer has a desire to serve

Modified: Thursday, Apr 24th, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- A 33-year-old Clackamas resident, who knew as a child that she wanted to be a cop, is the newest officer with the Lincoln City Police Department.
"It's exciting to be here," said Jayne Johnson, selected from a pool of 86 candidates to become the third woman on a roster of 27 police officers. "This is what I've
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Tigers trounce Philomath 20-1 in softball

Modified: Wednesday, Apr 23rd, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- As a storm overhead dumped buckets of rain on the softball field at Taft High School, the Tigers dumped buckets of hits on visiting Philomath.
Taft avenged an earlier loss to the Warriors in Wednesday's make-up game, a 20-1 five-inning victory for the host Tigers.
For more information, check out Friday's edition of the Newport
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Thinking outside the box — Siletz Valley charter raising math scores

Modified: Wednesday, Apr 23rd, 2014
SILETZ -- Siletz math teacher Kumu Tseshani engages and challenges his students with hands-on projects, such as building skeletal dinosaur replicas with reference to the real scale model; the lesson on fractions and proportions.
In another project focusing on compound shapes, his students built bridges and a tower out of sticks. They talked about why buildings are designed the
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Crowd flips for kayakers

Modified: Wednesday, Apr 23rd, 2014
DEPOE BAY -- Applause echoed through the world's smallest harbor Saturday as a pair of expert kayakers rolled their one-person boats in the chilly waters of the port, sometimes staying inverted long enough for an onlooker to gasp with worry.
"And up he comes," said one of the kayakers, a retired professor who helped initiate a new wave of adventure-seekers
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Clean bill for Devils Lake — Testing shows turnaround in troubled lake

Modified: Wednesday, Apr 23rd, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- A public outcry over a widespread algae bloom in a heavily used recreational waterway resulted in an unexpected clean bill of health last week for Devils Lake.
Paul Robertson, manager of the Devils Lake Water Improvement District (DLWID), said initial tests for toxins and clarity put the lake's water quality within acceptable standards for drinking, though he
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Jobless rate falls to 7.5 percent in March

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 23rd, 2014
NEWPORT -- A small drop in the civilian labor force translated to a big dip in Lincoln County's unemployment rate, which tumbled more than a full percentage point last month.
The jobless rate slumped to 7.5 percent in March from 8.6 percent in March 2013, according to a monthly report released Monday by the Oregon Employment Department. The most recent
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A ‘thank you’ to the community

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 23rd, 2014
Three-year-old Luke Dunphy paid a visit to Newport's Nye Beach area on Saturday as a way of saying "thank you" to the community. The young boy was severely burned by boiling water during an accident last November, forcing a lengthy stay in a Portland hospital. A number of Nye Beach businesses held fundraisers to support his recovery, and
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Candidates square off at forums this week

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 22nd, 2014
NEWPORT -- Lincoln County's 2014 political season begins in earnest Friday and Saturday when two county commissioner races will be featured at candidate forums.
Six candidates, two for Position 1 and four for Position 3, are on the ballot for the May 20 vote-by-mail primary election.
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NOAA Ship Rainier heads to Alaska on survey mission

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 22nd, 2014
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ship Rainier, a familiar sight in Newport, departed from Yaquina Bay shortly after noon on Monday. It is bound for Kodiak, Alaska, where it will acquire data as part of an effort to update NOAA's nautical charting products in support of southwest Alaska's large fishing fleet, and increasing levels of passenger and
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Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday at four locations

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 22nd, 2014
This Saturday will be Prescription Drug Take Back Day in Lincoln County.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., four sites throughout the county will provide a safe and anonymous way to responsibly dispose of medications, safeguard lives, and protect the environment. The four prescription drug take back stations will be located in the Newport, Lincoln City, and Toledo police
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Speeding, pedestrian safety addressed at sheriff’s meeting

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 22nd, 2014
YACHATS -- Ongoing concerns about speeding along Highway 101 and pedestrian safety were a big part of the conversation at a community meeting with the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office last week.
Sheriff Dennis Dotson and members of his leadership team met with residents from throughout the county in Yachats on Thursday, April 17.
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Ex-Newport airport worker gets 5 years in child porn case

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 22nd, 2014
NEWPORT -- A former Newport Municipal Airport employee, who used a computer at work to download and view hundreds of child pornography images, was sentenced to five years in state prison Friday.
Charles B. Norman, 59, was ordered to serve the time after he pleaded guilty to three counts of encouraging child sex abuse in the first degree as part
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County adds Yaquina, Yachats rivers to monitoring program

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 22nd, 2014
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with the National Weather Service and Oregon Water Resources Department, have made available two additional National Weather Service monitored rivers for Lincoln County.
The weather service has had a long-standing monitoring capability for the Siletz and Alsea rivers, and through collaboration with Oregon Water Resources Department, the Yaquina and Yachats rivers are
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SWAT team used in Lincoln City to arrest suspected drug dealer

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 22nd, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- An alleged Lincoln City drug dealer, who was arrested after a standoff with a SWAT team last week, faces 10 felony charges in connection with the incident.
Samuel Fajardo-Landa, 23, made an initial appearance Monday in Lincoln County Circuit Court, at which he was advised of the charges against him. He is being held on $1.5 million
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Pedestrian struck

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 22nd, 2014
A 26-year-old Newport woman was seriously injured Sunday afternoon when she was hit by a 2007 Toyota Tundra pickup while walking on a sidewalk in the 900 block of NE Eads Street.
Abby Gove was hit and pinned between the vehicle and a tree about 2:30 p.m. Sunday when the 17-year-old driver apparently lost control of the Toyota after pulling
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Children’s Advocacy Center appoints development coordinator

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 22nd, 2014
The Children's Advocacy Center of Lincoln County Board of Directors and Executive Director Pam Salisbury recently announced the appointment of Liz Martin as development coordinator for the agency.
In this role, Martin will be responsible for creating and coordinating a comprehensive development program that includes fundraising, building donor relationships and recognition, and enhancement of outreach for the center.
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Ready to shove off

Modified: Tuesday, Apr 22nd, 2014
The 14-foot U.S.S. Challenger, under construction in Depoe Bay city shops, is nearly ready for its new berth at the city park, where it will replace an old stagecoach as the premier playground attraction. Made of high-grade polymers and stainless steel fasteners, the $4,000 toy boat will be mounted on springs to give it the feel of a real boat.
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Meet new school superintendent

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 22nd, 2014
istrict is inviting all county residents to meet the next school superintendent, Steve Boynton, at forums to be held in four areas of the county over the next four weeks.
The gatherings will provide the opportunity for community members to ask questions, give feedback, and get to know the new leader of the district, who will assume duties on July
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County commissioner candidates headline forums

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 22nd, 2014
Two forums will be held this week for the two Lincoln County commissioners' races in the May 20 primary election.
The Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce will hold an event Friday at the Newport Shilo Inn, beginning at noon. On Saturday, a forum sponsored by the Lincoln County League of Women's Voters will be held from 2-4 p.m. at
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Waldport gets 6-5 win against St. Paul in baseball

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 22nd, 2014
WALDPORT -- The Waldport High baseball squad overcame a three-run deficit to beat St. Paul 6-5 on Monday afternoon.
The win put Waldport's record back over .500 on the season.
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Newport woman hit by pickup

Modified: Tuesday, Apr 22nd, 2014
NEWPORT -- A 26-year-old woman was seriously injured when she was hit by a pickup truck while walking on a sidewalk Sunday afternoon in the 900 block of NE Eads Street, the Newport Police Department said.
Abby Gove was walking southbound on the sidewalk about 2:30 p.m. when the 17-year-old driver of a 2007 Toyota Tundra pickup apparently lost control
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Bon voyage

Posted: Monday, Apr 21st, 2014
The 231-foot Rainier, one of several National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ships based in Newport, left Yaquina Bay shortly after noon on Monday.
The ship is bound for Kodiak, Alaska, where researchers will acquire data as part of an effort to update NOAA's nautical charting products in support of Southwest Alaska's large fishing fleet and increasing levels
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Lincoln County's jobless rate falls to 7.5 percent in March

Modified: Monday, Apr 21st, 2014
The unemployment rate in Lincoln County dropped to 7.5 percent in March from 8.6 percent in March 2013, the Oregon Employment Department said Monday.
Statewide, the jobless rate fell to 6.9 percent from 8 percent in the same period. Rates are seasonally adjusted.
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Taft Tigers snap four-game losing streak

Modified: Monday, Apr 21st, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- The Taft Tigers snapped a four-game losing streak Saturday with a 9-3 non-conference baseball win against visiting Dayton Pirates.
Taft starter Henry Lahti got the decision for the Tigers.
For more information check out Wednesday's edition of the Newport News-Times.
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Lincoln County schools battle cyberbullying

Modified: Monday, Apr 21st, 2014
TOLEDO -- Social media can be a gift that connects people and gets news out faster. But it can also be a curse, which was the case for Toledo Jr./Sr. High School last year when multiple high school students got involved in cyberbullying; attacking each other over the Internet.
"We've not dealt with it as much this year," Assistant
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Home sales soar in first quarter of the year

Modified: Sunday, Apr 20th, 2014
LINCOLN COUNTY -- Robust demand for houses in Lincoln County drove residential sales 35 percent higher in the first quarter of 2014, as buyers stepped up to take advantage of appealing price points.
Sales of residential properties, land (residential) and condominiums surged to $43.72 million in the three months ended March 31. That was up from $32.35 million in the
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Bridges of Lincoln County — Covered crossings to the east and to the north

Modified: Sunday, Apr 20th, 2014
LINCOLN COUNTY -- Covered bridges are sticking around for the long haul in Oregon as dedicated individuals work to preserve these historic structures.
Four of the state's 51 covered bridges still standing today are located throughout Lincoln County.
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Easter egg hunting in Yachats

Posted: Sunday, Apr 20th, 2014
Children from throughout south Lincoln County hunted for hundreds of eggs at the Yachats Community Presbyterian Church on Saturday as part of the annual Easter festivities.
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Dashing for Easter eggs

Modified: Sunday, Apr 20th, 2014
Children take to a field of candy and prizes at the Newport Lions' annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19 at Yaquina Bay Lighthouse State Park in Newport.
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Waldport council debates pot dispensaries

Modified: Saturday, Apr 19th, 2014
WALDPORT -- Pot has been on the minds of many in Waldport. Medical marijuana dispensaries were the topic of a workshop session following the regular Waldport City Council meeting on April 10.
Two local entrepreneurs are hoping to open medical marijuana facilities, one within the city limits and the other only a few miles down the road at 1466 SW
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Demolition work paves way for Goodwill superstore

Modified: Saturday, Apr 19th, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- Demolition, eviction and drilling are paving the way for a new, 22,000-square-foot Goodwill superstore located one block north of the Tanger Outlet Mall.
Workers from Cascade Drilling of Portland this week began decommissioning old, underground gas tanks at the three-block-long site between NE Sixth and NE Tenth streets.
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Thousands altar-bound if same-sex marriage legalized

Modified: Saturday, Apr 19th, 2014
As backers of a proposed same-sex marriage initiative continue to drum up support for the proposal in Oregon, a new report on the issue shows removing the ban would likely send thousands of people walking down the aisle of love.
The Williams Institute of Los Angeles report estimates about 5,887 of Oregon's 11,773 same-sex couple would marry in the first
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Newport softball loses to Stayton in extra innings

Modified: Saturday, Apr 19th, 2014
NEWPORT -- After a couple of errors put the Newport Cubs softball squad down two runs before they could even pick up the bats, the home team fought back to tie things up.
But the Stayton Eagles came back to finish off the Cubs in the 10th inning for a 4-3 win Friday afternoon at the Yaquina View Softball
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SWAT team deployed in Lincoln City — Man arrested, a second suspect on the loose

Modified: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- An alleged drug trafficker was arrested Friday morning after an Oregon State Police SWAT team deployed diversionary explosions and gas charges into a residence where the suspect was holed up.
Samuel Farjardo, 23, faces numerous felony allegations stemming from the incident, including delivery of controlled substance and felon in possession of body armor.
Selvin Farjardo, 21, is
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Ex-Newport city worker gets 5 years prison in child porn case

Modified: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
NEWPORT -- A former Newport Municipal Airport employee was sentenced to five years in state prison Friday on child pornography charges.
Charles Norman, 59, was sentenced after he pleaded guilty to multiple felony charges at a hearing in Lincoln County Circuit Court before Judge Sheryl Bachart.
Norman was arrested Jan. 19 after he allegedly tried to print pictures of nude
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A show of support

Modified: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
The U.S. Coast Guard motor lifeboat Victory escorts fishing vessel Seeker into Yaquina Bay Wednesday afternoon. Dozens of Lincoln County residents turned out along the bay's south jetty and on the Yaquina Bay Bridge in a show of support for the returning boat and crew. A crewman aboard the Seeker, Eric Eder, lost his life March 12 while
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‘An exciting beginning at OCCC’ -- College selects its new president

Modified: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
NEWPORT -- Oregon Coast Community College will soon be sailing toward independence with a new captain at the helm, guiding it through the challenges to achieving standalone accreditation.
The OCCC Board of Education announced Wednesday that Birgitte Ryslinge has been selected as the college's new president. Ryslinge, currently president of Portland Community College's Sylvania Campus, was one of four
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Crab Louis

Modified: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
The setting in front of WorldMark Resort in Depoe Bay looked like a scene from a Grade B sci-fi movie, but the attack of Louie the Crab -- a 30-foot inflatable Dungeness from the Oregon Crab Commission -- proved harmless for a trio of front-desk jockeys who turned out to promote this weekend's Depoe Bay Crab Feed & Classic Wooden
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Lincoln City seeks volunteers for committee openings

Modified: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
The city of Lincoln City is accepting applications for volunteers for a number of boards and committees. Applications may be found online at the city's website at www.lincolncity.org under "Boards and Committees," and "Committee Member Application."
For additional information, call Cathy Steere, city recorder, at 541-996-1203, or Sherrie Correia at 541-996-2152.
• Budget Committee, two vacancies, must
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Superintendent to speak about school safety

Modified: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
Lincoln County School Superintendent Tom Rinearson will address the Community Conversations group at its next meeting, set for 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22, at the Newport Public Library.
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Democrats to gather in Siletz

Modified: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
At 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, Lincoln County Democrats will go on the road to hear Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians tribal counsel member Bud Lane speak of the activities and legislative agenda of the tribe.
Additionally, candidates for Lincoln County Commission will appear to speak briefly and field a few questions. This is an opportunity for east county
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Newport games against Stayton get postponed, moved

Modified: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
NEWPORT -- Due to inclement weather, the Newport Cubs have changed the times and locations for their baseball and softball contests against Stayton, which were scheduled for today (Thursday, April 16).
Cubs baseball will host the Eagles at Frank Wade Memorial Park on Friday. The first pitch is scheduled for noon.
The softball game will be moved from Stayton
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Idaho firefighter becomes new assistant chief in Depoe Bay

Modified: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
DEPOE BAY -- A second-generation firefighter who spent the last 13 years racing to calls in the Boise area has been named as the new assistant fire chief for the Depoe Bay Fire District.
Bill Johnson, 47, took over the position March 3 following the retirement of Assistant Fire Chief Hank Walling.
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Community college proposes 2014-15 budget of $9.4 million — College board also approves new tobacco free policy

Modified: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
NEWPORT -- State funding for community colleges is on the rise again, but it's not yet at a level Oregon Coast Community College officials would like to see. Still, the budget planning must go on, and the college has proposed one that's about $1 million more than last year.
Chief Financial Officer Greg Holmes and Interim President Bruce Koike both
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Class begins Sunday in Newport for amateur radio operators

Modified: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Department of Emergency Management announced this week that a class is being offered for people interested in acquiring their technical class amateur radio license, or for those who would like a refresher on the skills and requirements of radio operations.
Instructor Mike Eastman said this is a review course designed especially for those who have
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Educating, empowering students to fight bullying

Modified: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
LINCOLN COUNTY -- "It was like the dark ages." That's how Newport High School freshman Mia Estabrook describes middle school, a period in her life where she faced harassment for her alleged sexual orientation because of her short hair and the way she dressed.
She's since come out as gay, and things are better in high school, she said.
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Ryslinge named new president of Oregon Coast Community College

Modified: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
NEWPORT -- The Oregon Coast Community College Board of Education named Birgitte Ryslinge as the new president of the school during a meeting Wednesday evening.
Ryslinge is the current interim president and chief academic officer at Portland Community College's Rock Creek Campus. She's also served as the dean of academic services at Chabot Las Positas Community College District in California.
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A show of support

Modified: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
Dozens of Lincoln County residents turned out along the south jetty of Yaquina Bay and on the Yaquina Bay Bridge in a show of support Wednesday afternoon as they welcomed the fishing vessel Seeker back to port. A crewman aboard the Seeker, Eric Eder, lost his life March 12 while the boat was fishing in Alaska's Bering Sea.
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Swamped boat aided by Coast Guard

Modified: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
NEWPORT -- A charter vessel and the U.S. Coast Guard came to the rescue of a 23-foot pleasure boat Sunday morning when it began taking on water a few miles south of the Yaquina Bay jetty.
The boat, with three people aboard, issued a Mayday call at around 9 a.m. after apparently cracking its hull. Two other recreational vessels began
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Airport project ready to roll

Modified: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
NEWPORT -- The first of several reconstruction projects scheduled for the Newport Municipal Airport over the next few months will start next Monday and continue into fall.
Extensive renovation of the fixed base operator (FBO) building will begin on April 21, followed three weeks later with the beginning of the $9.9 million reconstruction and asphalt paving project of the airport's
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Marine Science Day

Modified: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
Youngsters check out the tide pool exhibit (above) Saturday afternoon at Marine Science Day at Oregon State University's Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport. Hundreds of people attended the event, which commemorated the 25th anniversary of the Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station. The station was the first dedicated to marine sciences. At right, a group of children play around
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Man gets 70 months prison in kidnapping

Modified: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
NEWPORT -- A Lincoln City man was sentenced to 70 months in state prison Friday for grabbing his ex-girlfriend outside a trailer park and whisking her away in a sport utility vehicle.
Paul Simms, 32, received the prison term after pleading guilty to kidnapping in the second degree during an afternoon hearing in Lincoln County Circuit Court before Judge Sheryl
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Full cycle

Modified: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
On Friday afternoon, 24 students from Sam Case Primary School headed outside to their new greenhouse, recently moved over from the middle school, and planted seeds, such as lettuce and sunflower. Volunteer Oregon State University master gardeners and apprentices assisted the students. In the fall, the same group of students harvested plants at Yaquina Bay Lighthouse. Master Gardner Liz
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Grand Jury indicts East Coast man in local’s death

Modified: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
NEWPORT -- Alleged to have killed a Newport resident as a result of pushing him off a cliff in Seal Rock, a Pennsylvania man has been formally charged with manslaughter.
The Lincoln County Grand Jury indicted Donald Lawyer III, 35, on two counts of manslaughter, and he was arraigned on the indictment early Monday morning in Judge Paulette Sanders' courtroom.
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Archaeologist digs into sword mystery

Modified: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
DEPOE BAY -- A weeklong search for evidence of an ancient landfall by Sir Francis Drake failed to find proof that the English explorer built a fort at Whale Cove in the summer of 1579.
But the renowned archaeologist who led the effort last month has uncovered another mystery, instead.
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Fund established to help Fitch family

Modified: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
A fund has been set up to help a Lincoln City family who lost a son in an April 4 car crash that also left another family member with serious injuries.
Cayden Fitch, 18, who was a senior at Taft High School in Lincoln City, died when the Ford Ranger pickup he was driving struck another vehicle on Highway 22
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State strengthens South Beach child porn case

Modified: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
NEWPORT -- A jailed South Beach man was hit with enhanced child pornography charges Monday, in turn sending his bail spiraling to $1.65 million.
Special prosecutor Bumjoon Park moved to increase bail for Mark Mryczko, 41, near the end of a morning arraignment hearing in the case at Lincoln County Circuit Court before Judge Sheryl Bachart.
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Lincoln City council splits on pot freeze

Modified: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- City councilors failed to agree on a proposed moratorium for medical marijuana dispensaries Monday.
Instead, they will likely pass a temporary suspension on retail outlets at their April 28 meeting, just days before the May 1 state deadline for cities to adopt moratoriums. The pause is designed to allow municipalities to adjust their zoning codes and other
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Angell Job Corps, Siuslaw National Forest celebrate Wilderness Act

Modified: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
YACHATS -- Angell Job Corps has teamed up with the Siuslaw National Forest to build and install new information boards for the forest's three wilderness areas.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act as Angell Job Corps is also celebrating its 50th anniversary.
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Winners selected for 2014 Governor’s Volunteer Awards

Modified: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
Some of the most outstanding volunteers from throughout Oregon will be recognized for their hard work and achievements at the 2014 Governor's Volunteer Awards Luncheon on Thursday, April 24, in Salem.
The awards will honor 22 individuals or duos and 10 volunteer programs. Of those, eight will be state-level awards, and 24 will be regional awards. The winners
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State ramps up charges in South Beach man's child porn case

Modified: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
NEWPORT -- A South Beach man was slapped with enhanced charges Monday in his child pornography case, in turn sending his bail spiraling to $1.65 million.
Mark Myrczko, 41, faces more than a dozen counts of encouraging child sex abuse stemming from his Dec. 19 arrest.
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East Coast man arraigned on manslaughter indictment in death of Newport resident

Modified: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
NEWPORT -- A Pennsylvania man was arraigned Monday on an indictment alleging two counts of manslaughter stemming from his role in the death of a Newport resident earlier this month.
The Lincoln County Grand Jury handed down the indictment in the case of Donald Lawyer III, who stands accused of killing Michael Lanpheare on April 2.
Lawyer allegedly killed Lanpheare
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New wilderness information signs placed throughout Siuslaw National Forest

Modified: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
YACHATS -- Students in the union carpentry training program at Angell Job Corps collaborated with the Siuslaw National Forest to build new wilderness information signs.
The information signs have been placed at different trailheads on the Siuslaw National Forest, including this sign at the south trailhead of the Drift Creek Wilderness.
Job Corps students worked with the U.S. Forest Service
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Off and running in Toledo

Modified: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
TOLEDO -- The second annual 5K Spring Sprint generated about 100 participants Saturday afternoon.
Money raised by the event benefits the Toledo Food Pantry.
Pick up the April 16 edition of the Newport News-Times for more coverage of the event.
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Hundreds explore wonders of marine science

Modified: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
NEWPORT -- Visitors check out the tide pool exhibit Saturday afternoon at Marine Science Day at Oregon State University's Hatfield Marine Science Center.
The free event gets visitors behind-the-scenes in order to experience the research, education and outreach of marine sciences. Marine Science Day runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Hatfield Marine Science Center is located at
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Cops cramped in headquarters

Modified: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- Cops who are used to putting the squeeze on criminals are in a pinch of their own at police headquarters, a makeshift building never designed to house a modern law enforcement agency.
"It's an old ambulance building that's been remodeled three or four times," said Police Chief Keith Kilian, who likely occupies the smallest office of any
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