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NEWPORT –– The Newport Planning Commission approved vacation rental ordinance amendments Monday night. The new recommendations from the planning commission now go to the Newport City Council for approval, rejection or modification.
Former Newport City Councilor Dean Sawyer was sworn in as mayor Monday along with three City Councilors Ryan Parker, CM Hall and incumbent David Allen.
NEWPORT — A man accused of multiple counts of child sexual abuse is being held in the Lincoln County Jail on $550,000 bail pending a trial that could see him put away for life.
SILETZ — Siletz River sediment test results are in, and the lab did not detect any of the contaminants tested for.
The Pacific Ocean and a rising swell destroyed a Newport crab boat and claimed three lives late Tuesday night. The Fishing Vessel Mary B II was overcome by 16-foot breakers around 10 p.m. as the older plank boat tried to enter the bar to escape a building storm.
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A couple of beachgoers have contacted the Newport Fishermen's Wives because they found a Samsung pad on the beach by the jetty. It turned out to belong to Stephen Biernacki, the captain of the Mary B II, which sank off the Newport bar last Tuesday.
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Lincoln County Sheriff Curtis Landers announced Wednesday to the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners that the concept he presented to them at a previous commissioners’ meeting – called the “Blue Line Safety Zone” - is now available for public use.
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Families, fishermen and community members gathered at the North Jetty look-out at Yaquina Bay State Park on Friday, Jan. 4 for the 4th Annual Crab Blessing, a ceremony held on the season-opener to pray over the crab fleet as they head out to sea. Along with more than 70 people in attendance, Pastor Luke Frechette broadcasted a community prayer aboard the U.S. Coast Guard motor lifeboat, Victory on Facebook Live and VHF Marine Channel 73. “We try to cover it so that as many people can hear it as possible,” event-organizer Sharon Biddinger said, “It seems like everyone in this community is related to a fisherman or knows a fisherman and it’s really nice to have something on a big level that is still so intimate.” (Photos by Shelby Wolfe)