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Wait is over at new Lincoln City VA clinic

Modified: Thursday, Oct 2nd, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- A primary health care clinic for veterans that opened in June was hailed Friday as a new model of rapidly growing Veterans Administration services.
The grand opening ceremony of the Lincoln City VA Clinic was attended by dozens of veterans, including a Pearl Harbor survivor, local elected officials and the new director of the Portland VA Medical
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City proposes staircase access to Agate Beach

Modified: Thursday, Oct 2nd, 2014
NEWPORT -- In an effort to provide safer access to the north end of Agate Beach, the city wants to erect a staircase/boardwalk, a restroom/shower facility and more parking in a lot located west of U.S. Highway 101.
Currently, a narrow, dirt trail extends from where NW Agate Way dead ends down to one of the city's most popular beaches
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Teen gets 75 months prison in rape case

Modified: Wednesday, Oct 1st, 2014
NEWPORT -- A series of sexual encounters with an underage girl resulted in a rape conviction, and a 75-month state prison term for a Waldport man.
Christopher Forcier, 19, was sanctioned at a Sept. 26 hearing in Lincoln County Circuit Court before Judge Sheryl Bachart after pleading guilty to multiple felonies in the case.
His guilty pleas covered charges of
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October surprise: Write-in to challenge Depoe Bay mayor

Modified: Wednesday, Oct 1st, 2014
DEPOE BAY -- The first candidate forum of the election season produced an October surprise Tuesday when a city councilor said she would serve as mayor if voters write her into office Nov. 4.
Barbara Leff, a Depoe Bay city councilor who declined to seek re-election, told an audience at the Spouting Horn Restaurant that she had been asked by
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Vets unveil all-Oregon wall

Modified: Wednesday, Oct 1st, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- A new wall designed and built by veterans who survived the Vietnam War was unveiled to the public last week as a sobering portrait of the toll of battle.
The wall was part of the four-day Celebration of Honor sponsored by Chinook Winds Casino Resort, which ended Sunday. A field of 1,000 U.S. flags accented by
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Keeping an eye out for Enterovirus D68

Modified: Tuesday, Sep 30th, 2014
LINCOLN COUNTY -- There haven't been any confirmed cases in Oregon, but medical professionals suspect Enterovirus D68 is already here.
Washington and California have confirmed cases, and there are children being tested for the respiratory illness at St. Charles Hospital in Bend.
Lincoln County Health and Human Services hasn't had any calls that match EV-D68 criteria, Public Health Division
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Investigation nets two alleged drug dealers in Toledo

Modified: Tuesday, Sep 30th, 2014
TOLEDO -- Two Toledo residents face multiple drug charges stemming from a lengthy narcotics investigation into the alleged delivery of heroin and methamphetamine in the area, authorities said Tuesday.
Sarah Jean Diehl and Travis Michael Elias are each charged with one felony count of delivery of heroin, and one felony count of delivery of methamphetamine.
The 25-year-old suspects were arraigned
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Siletz stabbing suspect arraigned

Modified: Tuesday, Sep 30th, 2014
NEWPORT -- A Siletz man who was on the lam for about nine days after he allegedly stabbed his former girlfriend was arraigned Monday on charges stemming from the incident.
Trever Scott Cole, 30, faces felony counts of unlawful use of a weapon, assault in the second degree, and coercion. He is also charged with a misdemeanor count of menacing.
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Fire district seeks budget committee members

Modified: Tuesday, Sep 30th, 2014
The Depoe Bay Rural Fire Protection District Board of Directors is accepting applications to fill two vacancies on its budget committee. The board will consider any applications received from qualified applicants.
Applicants must live within the fire district boundaries. This is a volunteer position requiring a commitment to serve approximately two to four hours per year working with a
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A sea of flags in Lincoln City

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 30th, 2014
Quiet reflection amid a sea of U.S. flags planted on a grassy bluff overlooking the ocean inspired a closing salute from one old soldier at the Veterans Field of Honor Traveling Memorial last weekend. The four-day display in Lincoln City marked the 12th annual visit of the flag memorial during a Celebration of Honor, sponsored by Chinook Winds Casino Resort
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City dedicates Agate Beach Fire Station

Modified: Tuesday, Sep 30th, 2014
NEWPORT -- It's still in the preliminary stage, but city officials are considering inclusion of the Agate Beach neighborhood into a proposed Northside Urban Renewal District.
Most of improvements would involve U.S. 101 and 20 corridors as they run through Newport, but an estimated $4 million would target street and drainage problems in the residential parts of Agate Beach in
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Waldport hosts 13th annual Hands Across the Bridge

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 30th, 2014
WALDPORT -- It can be a cycle that is hard to break, but last Saturday's Hands Across the Bridge was a reminder that recovery from substance abuse is possible, and that it saves lives.
Close to 100 people held hands across the Alsea Bay Bridge in celebration of those who have recovered, with awareness of those individuals still struggling. Representatives
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Shrimp processing facility does trial run

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 30th, 2014
WALDPORT -- A small-scale shrimp processing facility has moved into a building at the Port of Alsea.
The shrimp processing facility, located in a section of the port-owned building along N Broadway Street in Waldport, is being operated by Mike Gatens.
Gatens is running under the business name Shrimp Daddy LLC, and has entered into a lease agreement with the
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Joining together

Modified: Tuesday, Sep 30th, 2014
WALDPORT -- Raising awareness of both substance abuse and mental illness, close to 100 people held hands on the Alsea Bay Bridge for the 13th annual Hands Across the Bridge event in Waldport on Sept. 27.
Read more about the event in the Oct. 1 edition of the Newport News-Times.
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Check out Candidates' Night in Depoe Bay

Posted: Monday, Sep 29th, 2014
DEPOE BAY -- The campaign spotlight will fall on office seekers Tuesday during the annual Candidates' Night at The Spouting Horn Restaurant in Depoe Bay.
All state, county and local candidates have been invited to the event, which begins at 6:30 p.m. Candidates are encouraged to visit informally with those attending and will have two minutes each to speak
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Newport to dedicate North Fire Station

Posted: Monday, Sep 29th, 2014
NEWPORT -- The city of Newport will show off its new North Fire Station on Monday prior to a Town Hall meeting scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. at the station, located at 225 NE 73rd St.
The event will begin with an open house at 5 p.m., followed by a formal dedication of the facility.
The city council meeting
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Rogue wants to build large warehouse near brewery

Modified: Monday, Sep 29th, 2014
NEWPORT -- Rogue Ales & Spirits has approached the Port of Newport regarding its plans to build a 40,500-square-foot warehouse as soon as possible, preferably on an acre located just east of the current brewery site.
Port Manager Kevin Greenwood said at the Port of Newport Board of Commissioners meeting last week that he had met with Brett Joyce
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SOLVE hits beach in Lincoln City

Posted: Sunday, Sep 28th, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- Volunteers picked the beaches clean Saturday during the 30th anniversary of the SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup.
According to organizers, more than 4,000 people at locations along the Oregon coast gathered in excess of 52,000 pounds of trash during the annual fall effort.
In Lincoln City, platoon-sized groups deployed at four locations -- Roads End, SW 51st
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Mission to Newport

Modified: Sunday, Sep 28th, 2014
NEWPORT -- For some people, the well-dressed young men with Bibles tucked under their arms are worthy of alarm.
"They yell out, ‘It's the Mormons -- run and hide,'" chuckled Austin Michael Stillwell, 19, who is 15 months into a two-year mission with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). "You get all types of reactions, and some
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Ancient armor spearheads vets weekend at Chinook Winds

Modified: Saturday, Sep 27th, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- A column of ancient armor took the high ground at Chinook Winds Casino & Resort on Friday during the annual Celebration of Honor.
The fully-functional tanks -- one loaded with live rounds -- were part of a slate of events and displays honoring veterans that runs Friday through Sunday throughout the resort. A field of 1,000 U.S.
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Accidents are reminder to use caution on Highway 20

Modified: Saturday, Sep 27th, 2014
TOLEDO -- It's traveled daily by countless commuters, but if one has forgotten that the majority of Highway 20 from Newport to Toledo is in a safety corridor, six accidents in about a week's time should serve as a good reminder.
"It's (Highway 20) one of our two high priority highways out here," Oregon State Police Lt. Justin McGladrey said.
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Port increases security after burglary

Modified: Friday, Sep 26th, 2014
NEWPORT -- The Port of Newport is in the process of upgrading security at its buildings and shops after a burglary occurred on Sept. 8 at its South Beach Marina office.
Port manager Kevin Greenwood said $6,100 in cash was stolen, and computer data was compromised during the overnight break-in.
The port's security company TCB Security discovered the crime and
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Port of Newport dredging project delayed

Modified: Friday, Sep 26th, 2014
The dredging of an area in front of the Port of Newport's International Terminal has been delayed until next week.
General Manager Kevin Greenwood said the two days of dredging, which was scheduled to begin Friday (today), has been rescheduled due to weather conditions.
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Waldport man gets 75 months prison in rape case

Modified: Friday, Sep 26th, 2014
A Waldport man was sentenced to 75 months in state prison Friday after he pleaded guilty to rape and other charges stemming from a series of sexual encounters with an underage girl.
Christopher Forcier, 19, was sanctioned at a hearing in Lincoln County Circuit Court before Judge Sheryl Bachart.
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Traveling tribute to veterans

Modified: Friday, Sep 26th, 2014
NEWPORT -- Bound for Lincoln City, the Oregon Traveling Tribute Wall motored through Newport on Wednesday morning, escorted by members of the Oregon Coast Veterans Association riding motorcycles and three Newport Police Department vehicles.
The granite wall is broken down into several individual panels when transported and serves as a memorial for Oregon veterans killed in action from Vietnam to
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Homeless man charged with attempted murder

Modified: Friday, Sep 26th, 2014
NEWPORT -- A homeless man was ordered held on $1 million bail Wednesday for allegedly attempting to kill another transient during an alcohol-fueled argument in Yaquina Bay State Park.
Ty Owen Brown, 29, is charged with attempted murder, assault in the first degree, assault in the second degree, and unlawful use of a weapon in connection with the Sept. 23
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Aquarium divers assist with survey

Modified: Friday, Sep 26th, 2014
More than a half a dozen divers plunged into a cold-water reef near Port Orford on the southern Oregon coast in early September. Sustained winds were just 6 mph, creating relatively calm boating and dive conditions for these seasoned divers.
With slates and cameras in hand, they swam through surge that pitched them back and forth as they carefully identified
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Dredging to get underway at International Terminal

Modified: Friday, Sep 26th, 2014
NEWPORT -- The Port of Newport received a dredging permit Tuesday from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which will allow HME Construction to begin a two-day dredging job today (Friday) in front of the International Terminal.
Port Manager Kevin Greenwood said HME would be removing silt from the area through Saturday, while siltstone will be dredged sometime between Nov.
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School district issues advisory

Modified: Thursday, Sep 25th, 2014
The Lincoln County School District issued a press release Thursday to alert people about fundraising frauds claiming to benefit schools.
"Local residents who are asked to donate funds, purchase magazines or other items, or buy space in a published directory, purportedly to benefit local schools, are urged to be cautious," district officials said in the public statement.
In recent days,
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Depoe Bay City Council announces vacancy

Modified: Thursday, Sep 25th, 2014
DEPOE BAY -- The city of Depoe Bay is now accepting applications to fill a vacant position on the city council (position #3).
To qualify to serve on the council, applicants must have resided in Depoe Bay during the 12 months immediately preceding the appointment. Those interested in being considered for this position may pick up an application
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ODFW to host public meetings

Modified: Thursday, Sep 25th, 2014
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will discuss the commercial black and blue rockfish and nearshore fisheries at three public meetings in Brookings, Port Orford and Pacific City in the coming days.
Geared primarily to commercial fishermen with black and blue rockfish and nearshore permits, the agenda for the meetings includes a review of the 2014 season to date,
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Emergency preparedness fair is Saturday

Modified: Thursday, Sep 25th, 2014
Helping Lincoln County residents get ready to face a disaster is the goal of an emergency preparedness fair set for Saturday in Lincoln City.
The event, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., takes place at the Taft Fire Hall, located at 4520 SE Highway 101.
The first 100 people through the door will receive a free, American Red Cross preparedness
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Project Homeless Connect is Oct. 3 in Newport

Modified: Thursday, Sep 25th, 2014
A final call for help is going out for this year's Project Homeless Connect. The eighth annual event takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, at the Church of the Nazarene, 227 NW 12th St., Newport.
The one-day event brings together service providers with emergency dental care, an immunization clinic, free haircuts, assistance with obtaining
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So many candidates, so few signs

Posted: Thursday, Sep 25th, 2014
NYE BEACH -- As far as political campaign seasons stack up it has been low key so far in Newport with little attention drawn to the upcoming Nov. 4 general election.
Casual drives through local neighborhoods turn up few, if any campaign signs encouraging would-be voters to cast ballots for a particular mayoral or city council candidate.
Given that
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Council works to preserve local waterways

Modified: Thursday, Sep 25th, 2014
LINCOLN COUNTY -- In the mid-1990s, private landowners, public land stakeholders and environmentalists shared in the idea that the many waterways flowing throughout the central Oregon coast needed to be preserved for future use.
Area waterways serve as unique habitats for plants and animals, like the coho salmon, as well as recreation spots for the citizens and visitors in
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Police dogs, handlers train in Newport

Modified: Thursday, Sep 25th, 2014
NEWPORT -- Hutch, a regal and long-legged Belgian Malinois, runs his nose around the perimeter of a parked yellow pickup truck.
Hutch stops, gives a repeat sniff to the lower section of the truck's driver's side door, and, with a leg extended, looks up at handler Aaron Davis.
Hutch has successfully sniffed out an ounce of heroin hidden behind the
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Dredging project finished in Toledo

Modified: Wednesday, Sep 24th, 2014
TOLEDO -- In the works for almost four years, the Port of Toledo has wrapped up its Yaquina River dredging work.
Coos Bay company Billeter Marine began the job around the Fred Wahl dry dock on Sept. 5 and finished Sept. 14. The bid amount for the dredging was $198,247, but Office Manager Debbie Scacco said the final invoice hasn't
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Bail set at $1 million for attempted murder suspect

Modified: Wednesday, Sep 24th, 2014
NEWPORT -- A judge set bail at $1 million on Wednesday for a Newport man accused in the attempted murder of a homeless person at Yaquina Bay State Park.
Ty Owen Brown, 29, is charged with attempted murder, assault in the first degree, assault in the second degree, and unlawful use of a weapon.
He was arraigned Wednesday on
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Helo to enhance Schooner Creek habitat

Modified: Wednesday, Sep 24th, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- A helicopter will be used to place logs in Schooner Creek at three publicly owned sites next month.
The chopper's role in jamming the waterway with "woody debris" is part of an ambitious, $180,000 project by the Salmon Drift Creek Watershed Council to restore the sprawling drainage. While the effort is mainly aimed at helping fish, benefits
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2.8 magnitude earthquake recorded northeast of Siletz

Modified: Wednesday, Sep 24th, 2014
SILETZ -- The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network (PNSN) recorded a small earthquake about 8 miles northeast of Siletz on Wednesday morning.
According to the PNSN, the 2.8 magnitude quake occurred at 4:59 a.m. at a depth of about 33 miles. No one from the area had reported feeling the ground shake on the website, under its "Did you feel it?"
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Water line breaks on SE Vista Drive in Newport

Modified: Wednesday, Sep 24th, 2014
NEWPORT -- A water line broke on SE Vista Drive between Rio Vista Lane and Marine Drive, the Newport Public Works Department said Wednesday.
The road is closed until further notice. Water service in the area could be disrupted.
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Man jailed on attempted murder charge for alleged stabbing at state park

Modified: Wednesday, Sep 24th, 2014
NEWPORT -- A Newport man was arrested Tuesday for attempted murder stemming from the alleged stabbing of another male in Yaquina Bay State Park, authorities said.
Ty Owen Brown, 29, is accused of stabbing the victim in the back of the neck with a sheath knife during an argument Tuesday evening near Fisherman's Memorial Gazebo at the state park.
The
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Native American drummer rides to salmon bake’s rescue

Modified: Wednesday, Sep 24th, 2014
DEPOE BAY -- James Thinn saved the best dance for last at the annual salmon bake, where the powerful cadence of native drums echoed through a crowded city park on Saturday.
"It's the dance of friendship," said Thinn, a 45-year-old steel fabricator from Portland who hangs up his hard hat to run a six-member Indian dance troupe on weekends. "Come
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Port of Toledo OKs boatyard grant deal

Modified: Wednesday, Sep 24th, 2014
TOLEDO -- The Port of Toledo is one step closer to getting to work on its huge boatyard haul-out expansion project.
The port's board of commissioners approved a grant agreement with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) on Friday afternoon for the $6.2 million expansion that will help the boatyard add a haul-out that can support larger vessels, and about
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Lincoln County jobless rate dips in August

Modified: Wednesday, Sep 24th, 2014
NEWPORT -- The unemployment rate in Lincoln County eased last month in the face of a civilian labor force that grew amid better prospects for work in the region.
The jobless rate dipped to 7.7 percent in August from 8.1 percent in August 2013, the Oregon Employment Department said in a Sept. 22 report.
The latest reading was the lowest
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Two alleged stabbings in Siletz

Modified: Wednesday, Sep 24th, 2014
SILETZ -- A 58-year-old man was arraigned Monday on assault and weapon charges after he allegedly stabbed another male in the head leaving the victim a bloody mess.
Ricky Eugene Pharr is charged with two counts of unlawful use of a weapon, assault in the second degree, and menacing. The assault and weapon charges are felonies.
He was arraigned at
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Youth league coach sentenced to jail in harassment case

Modified: Wednesday, Sep 24th, 2014
NEWPORT -- A youth league softball coach was sentenced to 50 days in jail after being convicted of two misdemeanor counts of harassment stemming from physical contact with teenage girls.
Kurt Michael Fisher, 46, was sanctioned at a Sept. 19 hearing in Lincoln County Circuit Court. He was sentenced to 25 days in Lincoln County Jail for each harassment count.
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Measure 92 is forum topic in Yachats

Modified: Wednesday, Sep 24th, 2014
YACHATS -- Ballot Measure 92, which, if approved by voters in the November election would require food manufacturers and retailers to label "genetically engineered" foods as such, will be the topic of a public forum in Yachats on Thursday.
This free forum will be from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at the Yachats Commons, 441 N Highway 101.
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County receives health advocate funding for schools

Modified: Wednesday, Sep 24th, 2014
NEWPORT -- Often the "first line of defense" when it comes to the physical and mental well-being of students, as former school administrator Don McDonald once put it, the school-based health clinics have received the funding needed to bring back health service advocates.
Lincoln County Health & Human Services, working with the Lincoln County School District, has received a $75,000
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Scope of bookkeeper’s theft case broadens

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 23rd, 2014
NEWPORT -- Prosecutors have cast a wider legal net in the case of a Lincoln City bookkeeper accused of taking thousands of dollars from business clients in the last few years.
Gerard Marcel Joseph Beaudoin II was arraigned Sept. 22 on six felony charges alleged in an indictment handed down by the Lincoln County Grand Jury.
The indictment broadened
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Early fall storm heading to Newport

Modified: Tuesday, Sep 23rd, 2014
NEWPORT -- Largely dry conditions in September are forecast to change Tuesday with as much as 2 inches of rain possible this evening in the Newport area, the National Weather Service said.
Up to a one-fourth of an inch of rain is predicted to fall Tuesday afternoon. The area has received 0.13 inches of rain this month.
Average rainfall
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Oregon police canine teams train in Newport

Modified: Monday, Sep 22nd, 2014
NEWPORT -- A handler and his police dog walk past a row of law enforcement vehicles at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds on Monday.
Handler and canine teams from across the state convened in Newport this week for the multi-day Oregon Police Canine Association fall seminar.
The teams were busy practicing real-life training scenarios at the fairgrounds on Monday.
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Oregon celebrates National Estuaries Week

Modified: Monday, Sep 22nd, 2014
Oregon is home to many treasured waterways that serve as habitats for plants and animals, as well as popular recreation spots for many residents and visitors.
Gov. John Kitzhaber signed a proclamation recognizing Sept. 20-27 as National Estuaries Week and encourages all Oregonians to join in in celebrating.
Locally, the Midcoast Watersheds Council (MCWC) has been working to restore and
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Local bookkeeper hit with additional felony charges

Modified: Monday, Sep 22nd, 2014
A Lincoln City bookkeeper was arraigned Monday on theft and other charges alleged in an indictment handed down by the Lincoln County Grand Jury.
Gerard Marcel Joseph Beaudoin II, 60, is charged with six felonies. The indictment includes additional felony charges of forgery in the first degree,and identity theft.
Beaudoin, also known as Quentin G. Stanhope, was initially charged earlier
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Regional jobless rates dips to 7.7 percent in August

Modified: Monday, Sep 22nd, 2014
The unemployment rate in Lincoln County slipped to 7.7 percent in August from 8.1 percent in August 2013, the Oregon Employment Department said Monday.
Lincoln County's jobless rate ranked 18th lowest of Oregon's 36 counties last month. Hood River County had the lowest rate at 5.1 percent in August, while Grant County was the highest at 11.2 percent.
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Oregon’s ocean coho anglers get their fill

Modified: Sunday, Sep 21st, 2014
NEWPORT -- This year's coho and chinook salmon seasons in Oregon are being called "historic" by many fishermen and observers, and the numbers of fish caught support that description.
Recreation quotas (80,000) for ocean coho are being reached, leading to the season's closure (two weeks early) between Cape Falcon and Humbug Mountain today (Friday) at midnight, and between Leadbetter Point,
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Study reveals strong county economy

Modified: Sunday, Sep 21st, 2014
NEWPORT -- A new study updating the current condition of Lincoln County's economy offers an optimistic forecast, primarily because a broader, more diversified base has been built during the last decade.
While the 2011 arrival of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) marine operations center in Yaquina Bay certainly signaled an upturn in Newport's economy, the study underlines a
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Port of Alsea looks to future

Modified: Sunday, Sep 21st, 2014
WALDPORT -- An assortment of new ideas are being discussed as the Port of Alsea looks to the future.
With the recent adoption of a new strategic business plan earlier this month, the Port Board of Commissioners is looking at ways to raise revenues and the best uses for vacant properties. The port doesn't want to keep depleting its Strategic
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Siletz man wanted for allegedly kidnapping, stabbing woman

Modified: Saturday, Sep 20th, 2014
SILETZ -- A Siletz man is being sought in connection with the alleged kidnapping and stabbing of his former girlfriend, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office said Saturday.
Trever Scott Cole, 30, is suspected of stabbing the woman one time, and holding her against her will before she escaped from his residence in the 900 block of SW Ferry Avenue in
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Sun shines on Indian-Style Salmon Bake

Modified: Saturday, Sep 20th, 2014
DEPOE BAY -- The 59th annual Indian-Style Salmon Bake in Depoe Bay today (Saturday) was favored with sunny skies and warm temperatures as a large crowd enjoyed the food and live music.
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Improving the level of fire service in Siletz

Modified: Saturday, Sep 20th, 2014
SILETZ -- Full-time firefighters seem to be more of a rarity now as many departments are filled with volunteers. But for the first time ever, the Siletz Valley Fire District now has two full timers, and it has improved the level of service, Chief RC Mock said.
Many of the 17 volunteers work during the week and have 8,to-5
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Baughman ready to help Toledo toward a ‘bright future’

Modified: Friday, Sep 19th, 2014
TOLEDO -- New Toledo City Manager Jay Baughman wants the public to know that his office is "not a closed up, bastion of city bureaucracy." He encourages citizens to come to city hall and council meetings to let their opinions be known.
Since he started in Toledo a little over a week ago, on Sept. 8, Baughman has gone out
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Server maintenance scheduled for News-Times website

Modified: Friday, Sep 19th, 2014
After-hours maintenance begins Friday night on the internal servers used by the Newport News-Times.
The routine maintenance could lead to disruption on the News-Times website, and eEdition availability for users attempting to access content late at night.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
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Defense attorney cites conflict in bookkeeper’s theft case

Modified: Friday, Sep 19th, 2014
NEWPORT -- A Salem-based lawyer plans to withdraw as the defense attorney in the criminal theft case of a Lincoln City bookkeeper because he is apparently representing one of the victims.
Attorney Paul Ferder informed Lincoln County Circuit Court via letter that he intends to step down as counsel for Gerard Marcel Joseph Beaudoin II, also known as Quentin G.
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It’s ‘cool’ to be a Boy Scout again

Posted: Thursday, Sep 18th, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- A Friday night meeting with Boy Scout Troop 47 is liable to turn a young man into knots: squares, overhands, bowlines, half hitches and the notorious Alpine butterfly.
"You can use this one for rappelling," said Zach Colbert, 17, as he deftly produced an assortment of ties and loops that left a group of younger boys wide-eyed
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Trial reset in Seal Rock sex abuse case

Modified: Thursday, Sep 18th, 2014
NEWPORT -- A Seal Rock man accused of sexual abuse and sodomy is heading to trial in November after a judge reset the start date this week to accommodate a request from the defense.
Nicholas David Batchelder, 34, is scheduled to stand trial Nov. 4 in Lincoln County Circuit Court. He faces 16 felonies stemming from two cases, including nine
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Marine board to hold listening sessions for non-motorized boaters

Posted: Thursday, Sep 18th, 2014
Non-motorized boaters are invited to join the Oregon State Marine Board agency staff and Non-Motorized Advisory Committee members for an evening of dialog about boating needs that better support activities out on the water. Scheduled listening session will focus on boating access, on-the-water safety, education, information outreach, and funding options to support these services.
"We heard a lot of
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Toledo getting new fire duty truck, public works vehicles

Posted: Thursday, Sep 18th, 2014
TOLEDO -- The Toledo Fire Department and Toledo Public Works will soon be improving service and safety with the addition of new vehicles.
Both received approval from the Toledo City Council Wednesday evening to make the purchases.
All but $23,000 was already in the city's capital budget for the fire department's new duty truck, not to exceed $178,000.
Fire Chief
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Democrats to discuss campaigns and events

Modified: Thursday, Sep 18th, 2014
Lincoln County Democrats will talk about campaigns and organize some local events to support the election when they meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25. Sonny Mehta, a representative of the Democratic Party, will visit and demonstrate some campaign technology.
The meeting takes place at Central Lincoln PUD, 2129 North Coast Highway, Newport. Meetings of the Lincoln
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Arts community affected by Beaudoin debacle

Posted: Thursday, Sep 18th, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- While a group of local businesses continues to cope with being victims of theft, the impact of one man's alleged criminal actions have also made waves in the local arts community.
Gerard Marcel Joseph Beaudoin, also known as Quentin G. Stanhope, of Lincoln City, served as the chairman of the board of directors for Let There Be
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Poll: Merkley leads Wehby by 8 percentage points

Posted: Thursday, Sep 18th, 2014
The U.S. Senate contest between incumbent Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Republican challenger Monica Wehby appears to be tightening up.
A survey released this week found Merkley holds a 42 percent to 34 percent lead on Wehby. Pacific Green Party candidate Christina Lugo received 4 percent, while Libertarian hopeful Mike Montchalin picked up 3 percent.
A total of 14 percent were
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