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Newport looking to take over Big Creek Road from county -- Would allow city’s expansion plans to include its watershed and reservoirs

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 19th, 2014

The section of Big Creek Road that curves around Newport’s Upper Big Creek Dam is a favorite trout and bass fishing hole for local anglers.

NEWPORT — The city of Newport has agreed to a memorandum of understanding with Lincoln County that will lead to the unimproved north part of Big Creek Road being transferred to the city.

The city council voted unanimously Monday to enter an intergovernmental agreement regarding the section of County Road 402 that runs between the city’s water plant and northern boundary of the upper water reservoir.

For the complete article see the 03-19-2014 issue.

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