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Lincoln County tops in tourism growth

Posted: Thursday, Apr 23rd, 2015
Todd Davidson, Travel Oregon's CEO, and Linea Gagliano, Travel Oregon's public affairs manager, stopped in Newport on Tuesday to share the results of the annual travel impact study published by Dean Runyan and Associates.
After reviewing the available data, we can confidently say the economic impact of tourism is growing substantially in the state of Oregon, and for the

Prior preparation will be critical

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 21st, 2015
A recent study by a scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey Western Geographic Science Center in Portland brought some disturbing information to light.
We already know that when a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake hits, those in low-lying areas will have mere minutes to reach high ground before a tsunami strikes the coastline.

VRDs and unintended consequences

Posted: Thursday, Apr 16th, 2015
Lincoln City has been wrestling with how best to regulate vacation rental dwellings (VRDs) within the city limits. This is not a new issue -- far from it. In fact, a quick computer search at the newspaper showed we've been reporting on this VRD battle for at least eight years, and likely longer than that.

Losing LINT is not a solution

Modified: Tuesday, Apr 14th, 2015
Tuesday, Lincoln County Sheriff Dennis Dotson announced that an essential drug-fighting unit comprised of detectives from police departments throughout Lincoln County would be dissolved.
As of April 14, the Lincoln Interagency Narcotics Team (LINT) ceased to exist. The sheriff's office cited waning local police budgets and the withdraw of primary players as the chief causes for LINT's extinction.

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