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Fall storms hit central Oregon coast

Modified: Wednesday, Oct 22nd, 2014
NEWPORT -- Wet and windy weather has moved in on the central Oregon coast, and the inclement weather is forecast to be sticking around through the weekend.
The National Weather Service (NWS) in Portland issued a high-wind warning for the central Oregon coast Tuesday, with the warning in effect through noon today (Wednesday).
South winds of 30 to 40 mph
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Crowd rails against decision to close USCG air facility

Modified: Wednesday, Oct 22nd, 2014
NEWPORT -- The message sent to the U.S. Coast Guard entourage from a large, emotional audience attending Monday night's meeting regarding the proposed closure of the Newport Air Facility was "not over my dead body."
The estimated 250 people filling the commons at Oregon Coast Community College offered a respectful, appreciative standing ovation when Coast Guard personnel were introduced, but
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Rehabbed runway open for aircraft

Modified: Wednesday, Oct 22nd, 2014
NEWPORT -- The completion of a $7.5 million runway reconstruction project was marked with a grand reopening ceremony at the Newport Municipal Airport on Saturday.
State, county and city of Newport officials gathered with members of the public to celebrate the project's completion, as well as other recent improvements made to airport facilities.
The runway reconstruction, which project coordinator Melissa
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Landmark building goes on auction block

Modified: Wednesday, Oct 22nd, 2014
TOLEDO -- An architect-designed building that once served as the nerve center for a fast growing bank will soon go on the auction block.
Today (Wednesday), doors at the former West Coast Bank branch office in Toledo -- including the 1,500-pound steel entrance to the vault -- will swing open to the public from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for
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Commercial real estate impervious to rebound

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- The home real estate market is improving in Lincoln County after a 10-year slump, with 2014 residential sales of $19 million through September outpacing 2013 figures by 30 percent.
Commercial properties remain a challenge to sell, however,
"There was a time when we were flooded with over 100 bank-owned residential properties," said Realtor Norma Thompson of John
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November retrial set in Hiatt case

Modified: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
NEWPORT -- A motorist accused of killing a soccer fan last year on Highway 101 in Lincoln City is facing a November retrial after balking at a plea offer to settle the criminal matter.
The retrial in the case of Scott Van Hiatt, 53, is scheduled to begin with jury selection Nov. 18 in Lincoln County Circuit Court before Judge
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Elwood named new Port of Alsea manager

Modified: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
WALDPORT -- Cheryl Elwood is set to sign on as the new Port of Alsea manager during the first week of November.
Elwood was one of four finalists interviewed for the position earlier this month.
The interview board included Port of Alsea Manager Maggie Rivers and port commissioners Jan Power and Lou Piette.
Elwood will replace Rivers, who has
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Otis man facing homicide charge

Modified: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
OTIS -- The drug-related death of a local woman has been linked to an Otis man, who is facing a charge of criminally negligent homicide in connection with the incident, authorities said.
Dan Chambers, 42, is scheduled to appear Thursday in Lincoln County Circuit Court for a preliminary hearing stemming from the death of a 33-year-old Lincoln City resident. The
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Siletz passes marijuana tax ordinance

Modified: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
SILETZ -- With one medical cardholder in attendance with concerns, and a councilor disagreeing with the rate, the Siletz City Council passed Ordinance 197 on Monday evening, setting taxes on medical and recreational marijuana.
The tax on medical marijuana was set at 5 percent and at 10 percent for recreational marijuana, in the event Ballot Measure 91, legalizing recreational marijuana
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Manslaughter trial moving forward

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
NEWPORT -- Manslaughter defendant Donald Lawyer III is on schedule to make his first court trial appearance Dec. 3.
After multiple delays, defense attorney Mitchell Martin announced during a final resolution hearing Monday in Judge Thomas Branford's courtroom that he had spoken to the doctor who completed Lawyer's evaluation, and he is ready to move forward with the trial.
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Jobless rate dips to 7.6 percent in September

Modified: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
NEWPORT -- The unemployment rate in Lincoln County eased last month, in part because of a dip in the civilian labor force, and total employment.
The jobless rate ended up at 7.6 percent in September, down from 7.9 percent in September 2013, the Oregon Employment Department said Monday. That marked the lowest reading for the month of September since 2008
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Readiness fair is Saturday in Newport

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
NEWPORT -- To assist people in preparing for an emergency, public safety agencies in Lincoln County are sponsoring an emergency readiness fair -- Prepare Together in 2014 -- from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds, 633 NE 3rd St., Newport.
At the fair, there will be a presentation from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30
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Adding complexity back to local waterways

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
LINCOLN COUNTY -- Members of the local MidCoast Watersheds Council have teamed up with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW), Siuslaw National Forest, The Wetlands Conservancy, and Pacific Forest Trust for a special project at four locations along the central Oregon coast.
The project includes the placement of large wood and native trees and shrubs in area waterways
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Hundreds gather to support USCG Newport Air Facility

Modified: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
NEWPORT -- More than 250 people attended a town hall meeting Monday night to let representatives of the U.S. Coast Guard know that they are against the announced Nov. 30 closure of the Newport Airport Facility.
Rear Adm. R.T. Gromlich, commander of the Thirteenth Coast Guard District in Seattle, addressed the large crowd at Oregon Coast Community College, as did
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Siletz sets 10 percent tax on recreational marijuana

Modified: Monday, Oct 20th, 2014
SILETZ -- The Siletz City Council passed an ordinance setting taxes on medical and recreational marijuana during a special meeting Monday night.
The tax on medical marijuana was set at 5 percent, and at 10 percent for recreational marijuana -- in case ballot measure 91, legalizing recreational marijuana use statewide, passes.
Measure 91 already includes an excise tax on
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Lincoln County jobless rate at 7.6 percent in September

Modified: Monday, Oct 20th, 2014
The unemployment rate in Lincoln County eased to 7.6 percent in September from 7.9 percent in September 2013, the Oregon Employment Department said Monday.
Lincoln County's jobless rate ranked 18th among Oregon's 36 counties last month. Hood River County had the lowest rate at 4.1 percent in September.
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Voter registration totals creeping up in Lincoln County

Modified: Monday, Oct 20th, 2014
The upcoming Nov. 4 general election seems to be having a positive effect on voter registration figures in Lincoln County, which have been trending upward in recent months.
A total of 27,412 people were registered to vote in the county as of Sept. 30, according to statistics compiled and released by the Oregon Secretary of State's Office.
That was
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Preservation project underway at Yaquina Head

Modified: Monday, Oct 20th, 2014
NEWPORT -- Construction supplies rested in a pile on the grass next to Yaquina Head Lighthouse on Tuesday as a preservation project for the 141-year-old lighthouse got underway this week.
The historic lighthouse, which is part of the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area managed by the Bureau of Land Management, is set to receive a fresh coat of paint along
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Man sentenced in machete attack

Modified: Monday, Oct 20th, 2014
NEWPORT -- A local fish plant worker was sentenced to three years probation Wednesday for brandishing a machete during the course of an alcohol-fueled fight with his roommate.
Juan Bruno-Antonio, 29, was sanctioned after pleading guilty to one felony count of unlawful use of a weapon at a hearing in Lincoln County Circuit Court before Judge Thomas Branford. He also
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Coast Guard to participate in Oct. 20 town hall meeting at Newport

Modified: Monday, Oct 20th, 2014
NEWPORT -- Rear Admiral Richard Gromlich, commander of the 13th U.S. Coast Guard District, has agreed to attend an Oct. 20 town hall meeting about the pending closure of the Newport Air Facility.
Members of the Oregon Congressional Delegation confirmed in a letter Friday afternoon that Gromlich would be present for the meeting. The meeting will serve as an opportunity
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Toledo pursuing marijuana taxes

Modified: Monday, Oct 20th, 2014
TOLEDO -- Toledo is looking to potentially benefit from local taxes on marijuana by approving ordinances before the general election.
Measure 91, the statewide ballot measure to legalize recreational marijuana, already includes an excise tax on the drug, but municipalities across the state are moving to set taxes now with the hopes of getting them grandfathered in.
Cities such as
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Siletz discussing recreational pot tax

Modified: Monday, Oct 20th, 2014
SILETZ -- The Siletz City Council is examining the possibility of placing a tax on recreational marijuana with the likelihood that Measure 91 will pass.
Measure 91 is the statewide ballot measure to legalize recreational marijuana. It already includes an excise tax on the drug, but municipalities across the state are moving to set tax ordinances now with the hope
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Coast Guard air facility public meeting Monday

Modified: Monday, Oct 20th, 2014
NEWPORT -- A high-ranking U.S. Coast Guard official is one of many people expected to attend a meeting Monday evening about the pending closure of the Newport Air Facility.
Rear Admiral R.T. Gromlich, commander of the 13th U.S. Coast Guard District, is scheduled to address the issue following introductions for the event.
The town hall meeting, which begins
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Schools participate in Great Oregon ShakeOut

Modified: Sunday, Oct 19th, 2014
TOLEDO -- Students, teachers and staff members in schools throughout Lincoln County stopped what they were doing and prepared to duck, cover and hold for a one-minute earthquake at 10:16 a.m. on Thursday.
The drill was part of the Great Oregon ShakeOut, a statewide earthquake drill event.
When learning about emergency preparedness and what to do in the event of
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Reopening celebration at Newport Municipal Airport

Modified: Saturday, Oct 18th, 2014
NEWPORT -- State Sen. Arnie Roblan, right, and state Rep. David Gomberg, talk to attendees at Saturday's Grand Reopening celebration at the Newport Municipal Airport.
The event runs until 2 p.m.
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Broken pipe blocks harbor entrance

Modified: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
DEPOE BAY -- Dredging company officials were called out last Saturday to repair a 1,000-foot pipeline that buckled under the onslaught of a weekend storm, blocking the entrance to Depoe Bay harbor.
The severed 12-inch line, which carried harbor sediment to an offshore site, acted like a "trap door" that swung open with the outgoing tide, and became a dangerous
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Coast Guard asked to delay Newport closure

Modified: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
NEWPORT -- It appears the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) will close its Newport Air Facility on Nov. 30 as planned unless Oregon's Congressional delegation can convince its leaders to either delay or reconsider the decision.
That was the message presented by Sector North Bend commander Capt. Todd Trimpert to about 50 "stakeholders" attending a meeting Wednesday at Oregon Coast Community
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Otis man jailed on homicide charge

Modified: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- An Otis man is facing a charge of criminally negligent homicide stemming from the overdose death of a woman at a local residence.
Dan Chambers, 42, was arrested Oct. 15 after a search warrant was served in the 700 block of River Bend Loop in Otis, the Lincoln City Police Department said in a report Friday.
He
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Computers steer giant machinery inches from traffic

Modified: Thursday, Oct 16th, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- Looking more to wide-eyed motorists like a mechanical brontosaurus than a familiar tool for road workers, a massive "cold planer" crept along just inches from bumper-to-bumper traffic in the Nelscott Gap.
What may have rattled passersby more than their proximity to moving machinery, however, was that nobody was at the wheel of the 86,000-pound machine.
"It's
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Forum on ballot measures is Sunday

Modified: Thursday, Oct 16th, 2014
NEWPORT -- The League of Women Voters of Lincoln County will hold a forum covering the seven statewide ballot measures at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in room 205 of the Newport Visual Arts Center.
Local league members will present the background of each measure, as well as the main arguments given by each measure's supporters and opponents. There will be time
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Newport to host technology summit

Modified: Thursday, Oct 16th, 2014
NEWPORT -- The NW Marine Technology Summit, to be held Oct. 20-22 In Newport, presents a unique forum where economic development, policy, education, and business leaders from across the Northwest and beyond will convene to strategize about next steps for developing the emerging marine or "blue" economy.
The summit takes place at the Best Western Plus Agate Beach Inn.
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Newport eyes recreational weed tax

Modified: Thursday, Oct 16th, 2014
NEWPORT -- The Newport City Council is set to discuss the possibility of creating a local tax on recreational marijuana at their meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 21.
A public hearing is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m., where council members will consider an ordinance establishing a tax of the sale of recreational marijuana, and marijuana infused products in the city
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Fourth suspect sentenced in adult store caper

Modified: Thursday, Oct 16th, 2014
NEWPORT -- The man behind the ill-conceived robbery of an adult store in Lincoln City was sentenced Tuesday to 36 months probation for his role in the staged heist.
David Wayne Bogart, 38, was sanctioned after he pleaded guilty to one felony count of conspiracy to commit robbery in the second degree.
He also pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor
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Yachats man, woman injured in Highway 101 crash

Modified: Thursday, Oct 16th, 2014
A Yachats man was injured Thursday morning when his vehicle collided with a transport van on Highway 101 near milepost 176, the Oregon State Police said.
Ronald Taves was driving north on the highway in a 2000 Honda Civic shortly after 7 a.m. when the car hit the van as it pulled out into northbound traffic from Carl G. Washburne
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Court battle pits right to speech versus rights of way

Modified: Thursday, Oct 16th, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- An epic court battle continued last week after a judge cleared the way for demolition of a disputed billboard overlooking Siletz Bay.
State highway officials in August issued a call for bids to raze the 20-foot by 8-foot sign owned by Lincoln City builder James Drayton, who defied an administrative edict to remove it himself. Drayton's attorney
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New chapter in bookkeeper’s theft case

Modified: Thursday, Oct 16th, 2014
NEWPORT -- A former bookkeeper was whisked into court Monday morning amid the growing complexity of a theft case, in which he is accused of taking thousands of dollars from clients.
Gerard Marcel Joseph Beaudoin II, 60, appeared in person at Lincoln County Circuit Court for the first time since he was arrested Sept. 11. His previous appearances were limited
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Gas prices take a tumble

Modified: Thursday, Oct 16th, 2014
NEWPORT -- A drop in gas prices has swept the nation, including reduced prices on the central Oregon coast.
While the price for a gallon of gas in Oregon remains above the national average, Oregonians are still seeing lower costs at the pump.
The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded in Oregon was $3.50 on Tuesday, according to
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House destroyed in blaze

Modified: Wednesday, Oct 15th, 2014
TOLEDO -- Fire crews battled a blaze for 17 hours last weekend at a home just off of Highway 20, about halfway between Newport and Toledo.
Flames had taken over much of the structure on Fruitvale Lane by the time crews arrived on scene just after 2 p.m. Friday. Responding agencies included Toledo Fire Department, Newport Fire Department, Siletz Valley
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Anderson vs. Thompson offers contrasting approaches

Modified: Wednesday, Oct 15th, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- There is only one Lincoln County office that has two candidates facing off in the Nov. 4 general election, but it's a doozy.
That was obvious on Sunday when incumbent Commissioner Terry Thompson and current Lincoln City Mayor Dick Anderson made their arguments for election to the board's Position 3 during a candidates' forum at Chinook Winds
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Vehicle plunges down embankment off NW Oceanview Drive

Modified: Wednesday, Oct 15th, 2014
NEWPORT -- A Newport teen escaped with minor injuries after he lost control of the vehicle he was driving on NW Oceanview Drive, and plunged 25 feet down an embankment Wednesday morning.
Casey Derschon, 19, was traveling southbound on NW Oceanview Drive near NW 33rd Street when he tried to avoid standing water, the Newport Police Department said in a
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Fogarty Creek beachcombers saved in nick of time

Modified: Wednesday, Oct 15th, 2014
DEPOE BAY -- A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter from Newport plucked five tourists from a wave-swept rock at Fogarty Creek State Park on Saturday.
Depoe Bay firefighters and U.S. Coast Guard personnel from Station Depoe Bay were called out at 1:30 p.m., arriving amid a scene of chaos and cries for help from a group of six young men and
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Deputy says attitude, heroin are issues in Siletz

Modified: Wednesday, Oct 15th, 2014
SILETZ -- Residents unhappy with the lack of local police protection in Siletz filled the chairs at city hall Monday night to engage in an impassioned conversation with city councilors and law enforcement.
"I'm afraid for my kids. That's why I'm sitting here," said "Gunny" Garcia, who has a 13- and 16-year-old.
Since a contract with the Toledo Police
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Not guilty pleas entered for manslaughter suspect

Modified: Wednesday, Oct 15th, 2014
NEWPORT -- Defense attorney Mitchell Martin is still waiting on full evaluation results to declare competency for his client, Donald Lawyer III, who is facing manslaughter charges. But Martin did enter a not guilty plea on behalf of Lawyer Monday morning.
Martin entered the pleas on charges of manslaughter in the first degree and manslaughter in the second degree in
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Waldport teen gets 75 months in sex abuse case

Modified: Wednesday, Oct 15th, 2014
NEWPORT -- An 18-year-old Waldport man was sentenced to 75 months in state prison Friday for committing a sex crime against a girl last year.
William Spaulding was sanctioned at an afternoon hearing in Lincoln County Circuit Court after he pleaded guilty to one count of sexual abuse in the first degree.
In exchange for his guilty plea, the Lincoln
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Waldport, Port of Alsea seek to slow erosion

Modified: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
WALDPORT -- The Waldport City Council is on board with the Port of Alsea in efforts to slow down erosion along Alsea Bay.
City council members voted unanimously in favor of adopting an ordinance regarding erosion along Alsea Bay at their regular council meeting Oct. 9.
The city has been monitoring erosion on Alsea Bay since 2010. The Port
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Lincoln County schools fall below state average

Modified: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
LINCOLN COUNTY -- The majority of schools in the Lincoln County School District performed below the state average during 2013-14, new state report cards show.
The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) released its report cards for K-12 schools on Thursday, and of the 16 listed in Lincoln County, only three, Isaac Newton Magnet School, Newport High and Waldport High schools,
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Manslaughter suspect enters not guilty pleas

Modified: Monday, Oct 13th, 2014
NEWPORT -- Not guilty pleas were entered Monday on behalf of Donald Richard Lawyer III, who is charged with two counts of manslaughter stemming from the death of a local resident last spring.
Lawyer's defense attorney, Mitchell Martin, entered the pleas before Judge Thomas Branford in Lincoln County Circuit Court at a morning trial readiness hearing.
Lawyer is being
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Covered bridge restoration projects on schedule

Modified: Monday, Oct 13th, 2014
LINCOLN COUNTY -- Restoration projects on two of Lincoln County's historic covered bridges remain on schedule as they receive a little more work than just a fresh coat of paint.
Both the Chitwood Bridge, located in the eastern part of the county off of Highway 20, and the Yachats Covered Bridge, also known as the North Fork Bridge, off of
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Skippers skewer fish plans

Modified: Sunday, Oct 12th, 2014
NEWPORT -- Grim-faced charter boat operators packed a meeting room in South Beach Tuesday where state fish regulators unveiled plans to beef-up California halibut limits on the backs of Oregon fishermen.
Game officials also proposed sweeping restrictions on four nearshore rockfish species that routinely fill charter boat baskets, including a migratory blue sea bass whose numbers periodically overwhelm anglers.
An
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Exploring a treasure trove of tide pools

Modified: Saturday, Oct 11th, 2014
YACHATS -- Tide pools along the central Oregon coast offer up a treasure trove of natural wonders.
Sea stars and anemones in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes can be found in the shallow pools of water nestled beside rocks covered with mussels and barnacles.
CoastWatch, a citizen monitoring program of the Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition, offered people an
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USCG helicopter plucks six people from rock at Fogarty Creek

Modified: Saturday, Oct 11th, 2014
DEPOE BAY -- A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter from Newport plucked six tourists from a wave-swept rock at Fogarty Creek State Park on Saturday.
Depoe Bay firefighters and U.S. Coast Guard personnel from Station Depoe Bay were called out at 1:30 p.m., arriving amid a scene of chaos and cries for help from a group of young men and women
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Lincoln County home sales soar in summer

Modified: Saturday, Oct 11th, 2014
NEWPORT -- The $1.27 million sale of a spectacular, seaside residential property in Agate Beach last month capped an epic summer season for the real estate industry.
Sales of residential-site built properties in the region surged 30 percent to $18.88 million in September from $14.5 million in September 2013.
At the same time, the number of properties that changed
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A hands-on lesson

Modified: Saturday, Oct 11th, 2014
NEWPORT -- She gave up her trowel and dug with her hands before Madison King lifted her potato up into the air with a smile, excited to show it off.
She wasn't alone as more than 20 students from Sam Case's second grade class headed to Yaquina Bay Lighthouse Wednesday afternoon to harvest the vegetables their predecessors planted last year
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Fruitvale Lane residence suffers heavy damage in fire

Modified: Friday, Oct 10th, 2014
TOLEDO -- A house went up in flames in the 100 block of Fruitvale Lane west of Toledo around 2 p.m. Friday afternoon.
Toledo Fire & Rescue, Newport Fire Department and Toledo Police Department personnel responded to the scene.
The mother of the resident, who also lives in the area, said her daughter was out of town at the time
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Grassroots support grows in response to move by USCG

Modified: Friday, Oct 10th, 2014
NEWPORT -- As Lincoln County Commissioner Bill Hall put it; Oregon's congressional delegation is the one who really has the power to potentially impact the U.S. Coast Guard's decision to close Newport's air facility on Nov. 30.
But that doesn't mean others shouldn't continue to rise up and join the fight. The commissioners formally did so Wednesday morning with passage
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Proposed closure of USCG air facility prompts firestorm

Modified: Friday, Oct 10th, 2014
NEWPORT -- The U.S. Coast Guard's decision to close the Newport Air Facility at the end of November continues to draw heavy criticism in coastal communities and among Oregon politicians as they apply pressure to have the agency reverse its action.
Led locally by the Newport Fishermen's Wives Association, the effort includes condemnation by the city of Newport, Port of
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New ‘forever home’ looking for parents

Modified: Friday, Oct 10th, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- Catholic Community Services (CCS) finished the remodeling of its new "forever home" for Lincoln County foster children last week but still isn't quite ready to open it yet.
"The big thing now is finding foster parents," said Josh Graves, chief administrative officer for CCS.
One youth has already toured the Congregational Church of Lincoln City's donated
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Depoe Bay council fills empty spaces

Modified: Friday, Oct 10th, 2014
DEPOE BAY -- Town elders on Tuesday tapped a four-year resident to plug a gap on the city council and approved a lease to fill the long-vacant municipal fish plant.
Kathy Wyatt was selected to occupy the remaining two years of Position No. 3 after the death last month of Councilor Skip Hoitink. A retired FedEx manager, Wyatt earned the
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Newport Municipal Airport grand reopening Oct. 18

Modified: Friday, Oct 10th, 2014
A grand reopening ceremony to celebrate improvements at the Newport Municipal Airport will take place Saturday, Oct. 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony is set for 11:30 a.m., featuring guest speakers. The day's events will also include airplane displays, a flight club display, a paper airplane contest, food booths, life music, and bi-plane rides (for
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People urged to take part in Great Oregon ShakeOut

Posted: Thursday, Oct 9th, 2014
Lincoln County Emergency Management is encouraging residents and businesses to register and participate in the 2014 Great Oregon ShakeOut, which happens at 10:16 a.m. on Oct. 16.
While the potential earthquake hazards depend upon one's location, people could be anywhere when an earthquake strikes, at home, at work, at school or even on vacation. Emergency management officials said
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Taking a stand against domestic violence

Modified: Thursday, Oct 9th, 2014
During the month of October, communities in Oregon and across the nation are joining together to raise awareness of domestic violence. Activities are being held to recognize the prevalence of domestic violence, to prevent abuse and to promote healthy, safe relationships.
Members of the public are invited to participate in a couple of events on Wednesday, Oct. 15, which are
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Public can weigh in on USCG air facility closure

Posted: Thursday, Oct 9th, 2014
SOUTH BEACH -- The city of Newport, Port of Newport, and Lincoln County, with support from the Oregon Coastal Caucus, will facilitate a joint meeting to allow for input from the public regarding the closure of the U.S. Coast Guard's air facility located at the Newport Municipal Airport.
The meeting will be held on Monday, Oct. 20, from 5:30
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Polls singing Merkley’s tune

Posted: Thursday, Oct 9th, 2014
Solid polling results keep on coming in for Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), who would apparently have to suffer a monumental meltdown in order to lose to Republican rival Monica Wehby in the Nov. 4 general election.
The latest survey of voters, this one a combined effort from the New York Times and CBS News, found Merkley holds a 49 percent
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State report cards show mixed results in county

Modified: Thursday, Oct 9th, 2014
State report cards were publicly released Thursday for Oregon's K-12 schools. The majority of Lincoln County's were categorized as performing below the state average.
Isaac Newton Magnet School again received a level five, the state's highest, while Waldport and Newport high schools also performed above average, receiving level fours.
But the rest of Lincoln County's schools received level threes
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