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Cell tower back in business

Posted: Friday, Aug 26th, 2016
Following a daylong interruption of cellular service for local Verizon customers, workers Shawn Parker, left, and Kacy Gross, of Legacy Wireless, restored the signal late Wednesday, Aug. 24, with the installation of a temporary cell tower at the Depoe Bay Fire Station.
The antenna atop the fire station was removed and replaced during a three-day operation, part of a
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New logo: ‘A symbol of renewal’

Posted: Friday, Aug 26th, 2016
YACHATS -- Recognizing 50 years as an incorporated community, Yachats officials decided it was time for some changes -- one of the most visible being the coastal town's new logo.
Pine trees meet the vast Pacific Ocean as Cape Perpetua looms in the background, the sun filling the sky with shades of yellow and pink. The tail of a whale
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Depoe Bay Salmon Bake is Sept. 17

Posted: Friday, Aug 26th, 2016
The annual Indian-Style Salmon Bake in Depoe Bay will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Depoe Bay City Park.
The Salmon Bake is known as the coast's signature salmon celebration, drawing salmon lovers from throughout the state to enjoy both food and fun.
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Pedestrian Safety Operation set for Sept. 1

Posted: Friday, Aug 26th, 2016
The Lincoln City Police Department will be conducting a Pedestrian Safety Operation on Thursday Sept. 1, between noon and 3 p.m. near Highway 101 and South 50th Street.
The primary focus of the operation is to raise pedestrian safety awareness.
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New and improved county fair

Posted: Friday, Aug 26th, 2016
Enthusiastic! This word describes how I feel about having attended the new and improved Lincoln County Fair last weekend.
Kudos to the committee who made decisions about this year's county fair, starting with free admission, a first in my memory. To me, this means families on a budget could attend with eight kids and then spend their hard-earned dollars
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Oregon Coast Learning Institute to begin 13th year

Posted: Friday, Aug 26th, 2016
The Oregon Coast Learning Institute (OCLI) will kick off its 13th year of educational presentations at Salishan Spa and Resort on Tuesday, Sept. 6, with Tom Chandler, "conductor" of the Yaquina Pacific Railroad Historical Society, who will share his knowledge and enthusiasm for the engines and cars in the Toledo museum collection.
Beginning at 10 a.m., Chandler will
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Down by the waterfront

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 24th, 2016
The sun was shining, the music was playing and the atmosphere was festive during the 12th annual Port of Toledo Wooden Boat Show on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 20-21, held at Waterfront Park.
Port Manager Bud Shoemake said the event had a steady crowd, but he added it's difficult to get actual numbers of people because the event is free,
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Family fun at the fair

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 24th, 2016
The Bouncy House Fun was a popular hit among the younger generation at this year's fair, which was held Aug. 19-21.
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Writer breaks new ground

Modified: Wednesday, Aug 24th, 2016
NEWPORT -- Many area residents will recognize the name "Lori Tobias" from it having frequently appeared on the pages of the Oregonian during the years she covered the coast for the Portland daily newspaper. She has also written for various other publications around the region.
But Tobias is about to embark on a new adventure, one that has been a
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Group to explore coastal tributaries

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 24th, 2016
The MidCoast Watersheds Council will be leading an exploration into the nooks and crannies of the creeks and seeps in the Cape Perpetua to Heceta Head landscape unit.
On Saturday, Aug. 27, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., participants will hike along coastal tributaries in an effort to discover and catalog riparian and aquatic species of the region.
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A connection between sports and wine

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 24th, 2016
With the Olympic Games dominating the news this month, it would seem a natural cue for a connection between wine and sports.
A number of sports personalities have their names on wineries and vineyards, with varying degrees of involvement. Of course, Jamaican gold medal-winning sprinter Usain Bolt's name and image sells sports gear and a diverse list of other
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Cancer screenings offered for free

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 24th, 2016
Free breast and cervical cancer screenings are available Saturday, Sept. 17, to women 21 to 65 who are uninsured or underinsured. This screening is sponsored by the Women's Cancer Coalition in partnership with Samaritan Health Services, the Corvallis Clinic, and the Oregon Breast & Cervical Cancer Program.
The free screening event is intended for women who have not otherwise
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Nuts: an important component of diabetes prevention

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 24th, 2016
Complications from diabetes result from constant elevations in blood glucose, which damage the blood vessels and other tissues.
Elevated blood glucose results in the formation of Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs) -- products formed when sugars react with, and damage proteins or fats in the body's tissues, especially the blood vessels.
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Family fun at the fair

Posted: Friday, Aug 19th, 2016
NEWPORT -- A summer tradition gets underway at 10 a.m. today (Friday), Aug. 19, when the gates open at the NEW Lincoln County Fair. And admission to this family friendly event is free.
The fairgrounds, which this year was re-branded as the Lincoln County Commons, is located at 633 NE Third St., just east of Newport High School.
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BOBBIE'S BEAT: How hot is it?

Posted: Friday, Aug 19th, 2016
Do you remember when Johnny Carson would comment on something like the weather being so hot, and the entire audience would yell, "How hot is it?" If you are too young to remember the great Johnny Carson late night show on TV, forget I brought it up. Today's column is inspired by a phone call I got this morning from
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Harvest at the lighthouse

Posted: Friday, Aug 19th, 2016
NEWPORT -- The sun was shining, the air was filled with music, and a harvest was happening at the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse Garden during the early afternoon on Wednesday, Aug. 17.
The harvest was a fitting acknowledgement of 2016 Lincoln County Master Gardener Week -- Aug. 14-20 -- and the many contributions master gardeners have made to this area.
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‘Salmon Enchanted Evening’ is Aug. 27

Posted: Friday, Aug 19th, 2016
The Oregon Salmon Commission and the Port of Newport will be presenting "Salmon Enchanted Evening," a salute to Oregon wild-caught salmon, on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
This 21-and-over event will be held at the Port of Newport on Yaquina Bay, across from the Oregon State University Hatfield Marine Science Visitor Center.
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Yaquina Head Lighthouse celebrating birthday

Posted: Friday, Aug 19th, 2016
Oregon's tallest and second longest continually operating lighthouse will be celebrating a birthday this Saturday, Aug. 20. The lamp of the historic Yaquina Head Lighthouse was first lit on Aug. 20, 1873. From that day forward, it has stood as a beacon in the night, watching over ships as they travel along the Oregon coast.
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New 911 dispatchers in Lincoln City

Posted: Friday, Aug 19th, 2016
Lincoln City recently celebrated the graduation of two new 9-1-1 dispatchers from the Telecommunicator Academy at the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training in Salem.
Amy Myers and Selina Weitzel both graduated from the academy with honors. Their academy class was recognized for outstanding scholastic achievement as a group, scoring a class average of 94.49 percent on
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Nesika Illahee Pow-Wow

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 16th, 2016
A dancer in the female fancy dance competition, above, twirls on the field at the Pauline Ricks Memorial Pow-Wow Grounds for the annual Nesika Illahee Pow-Wow on Saturday, Aug. 13, on Government Hill.
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How to eat for beautiful, healthy skin

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 16th, 2016
The skin is the largest organ of the human body and a barrier that protects us from microbial pathogens and other damaging elements. The health of the skin is a reflection of overall health, and the skin's resilience to sun exposure and outward appearance can be enhanced with high-nutrient foods.
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S.,
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Making a splash in Toledo

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 16th, 2016
TOLEDO -- The Port of Toledo's annual Wooden Boat Show will be making a splash this weekend as a wide variety of family friendly events hit the water on Saturday, Aug. 20, and Sunday, Aug. 21. Wooden boats of all kinds will be on display both days at the port's Waterfront Park and Marina, located at 127 NW A St.
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‘Women Running for Office’ to be presented in Newport

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 16th, 2016
"Women Running for Office" is the topic of a presentation to be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 23, which will be co-hosted by the Central Oregon Coast Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) and the Lincoln County Democrats.
The discussion will be led by Jillian Schoene, executive director of Emerge Oregon and recently campaign manager for
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Three car shows coming to Lincoln City

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 16th, 2016
Polish up your classic ride, and head to Lincoln City for three weeks of car shows, music, and fun. Cruise the Coast consists of three classic car shows over three consecutive weekends, starting in late August.
"The organizers of our three car shows have united to create a celebration of car culture here in Lincoln City," said Ed Dreistadt, director
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Life jacket kiosks established in county

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 16th, 2016
Most drownings occur way out at sea, right? Wrong. Nine out of 10 drownings occur in inland waters, most within a few feet of safety and involving boats under 20 feet long. And most drowning victims had a life jacket available and chose not to wear it.
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Marine Patrol and the Oregon State Marine
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