• Search for school superintendent to heat up in December

    LINCOLN COUNTY — The Lincoln County School Board is making preparations to find a qualified candidate to take over Interim Superintendent Tom Rinearson’s position.

  • City council seeking new member amid turnover

    TOLEDO – When a city councilmember suddenly quit — effective immediately — he left behind a torrent of frustrations and a seat that must be filled.

  • Siletz Valley prepares for flood of visitors

    SILETZ — Preparing for massive numbers of eclipse observers, Siletz officials have adopted fire prevention regulations, designated buildings in case of emergency, and areas for parking. They’ve also identified spots where parking and camping are forbidden — as well as methods for enforcement.

  • County commission declares state of emergency

    LINCOLN COUNTY — A resolution declaring a state of emergency in Lincoln County during the upcoming total solar eclipse was approved on Wednesday, Aug. 16, by the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners.

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Building a team

All week the Newport cross country team has been preparing for their first race of the season. The first order of business — cutting out cardboard and ducttaping it back together in the shape of boat. That’s right, Head Coach Tom Swinford has his team building boats to race during the Toledo Boat Show on Saturday, Aug. 19. It’s things like a building a boat that have been a staple during cross country tryouts under Swinford.

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Boomers hope to overcome key departures

TOLEDO — The Boomer football team is coming off a year where they won eight games, a share of the Sunset Conference championship, and a playoff game. With an increased number of players trying out, optimism is high that Boomers can build upon and repeat last year’s success. Toledo High School graduated four seniors from last year’s playoff team. A low number, but the players that they did lose were all impact players.

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Walker wants Irish football to ‘Answer the Call’

WALDPORT — First-year Head Coach Craig Walker is trying to create a little preseason buzz for the Waldport football program. To help with that, Walker called up the U.S Coast Guard to help with the 2017 Irish Football team photo. The Coast Guard answered the call, landing in the outfield grass of the baseball field, where the helicopter pilots came out wearing Waldport Football t-shirts. “It was pretty exciting that people from outside the community came to support us,” said senior running back Chris Vineyard.

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Cubs soccer is on the run

NEWPORT — When the Newport girls soccer team opened practice Monday evening, the session resembled a track practice more than soccer. What started with a team run through the city was followed up by more conditioning throughout the practice. The soccer

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Overcoming mountains

When Dillon Reinhart was an infant, he had a purple hue to his skin complexion, a common trait for newborns born in high-altitude areas. In a way, being born in the thin air of Colorado Springs helped prepare Reinhart to climb Mt. Whitney — the highest

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  • Opinion

    When out and about, proceed with care

    The air is almost electric in Lincoln County as we stand on the precipice of an event that people and organizations here have spent months planning for — the total solar eclipse. Wherever you go right now it’s about the only thing people are talking about, whether the tone of conversation is one of eager anticipation or dreaded apprehension.

  • Community

    Volunteers needed at Cascade Head Preserve

    The Nature Conservancy invites anyone interested in preserving Cascade Head Preserve to participate in a volunteer work party on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 26-27.

  • Community

    Tour Grass Mountain on Aug. 26

    The public is invited to take a first look at Sitka Center's new 80-acre property known as Grass Mountain from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 26.

  • Community

    Ivy pull to be held in Yachats

    On Saturday, Aug. 26, the Yachats Trails Committee, Overleaf Lodge & Spa, Dahl Disposal Service, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department and SOLVE will partner to support the ninth annual 804 Trail Ivy Pull in Yachats. This popular volunteer event continues the Yachats community’s effort to manage invasive ivy on the historic 804 Trail and restore natural habitat.

  • Community

    Preventing diabetes is focus of program

    Have you ever worried that you might become a diabetes statistic? One in three people have pre-diabetes, and more and more people are developing diabetes. The Newport 60+ Activity Center is actively working on reducing the number of people getting type 2 diabetes in Lincoln County. They have just completed the first nationally recognized Diabetes Prevention Program in Lincoln County with very encouraging results.

  • Community

    Camp Adair and Salem history with John Baker

    The Newport 60+ Activity Center will welcome John Baker, author of “Camp Adair,” as a narrator and personal guide for a journey through Camp Adair near Corvallis on Tuesday, Aug. 29. There will also be a stop at the state capital building in Salem.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Paper & Book Arts Festival seeks workshop proposals

    The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts is accepting proposals for workshops on paper, paper-related and book-arts subjects for the 2018 Newport Paper & Book Arts Festival XXIII, scheduled for April 20-22, 2018.

  • Sports

    Column: five players to watch, part one of four

    The countdown continues. And I’m not talking about the apoc-eclipse on Monday. By this time two Fridays from now, soccer, volleyball and cross country will have already opened their seasons, and football will be gearing up for its opening kickoff. Daily doubles have taken over high school teams around Lincoln County. It’s a glorious sight.

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10th annual Beloved Festival

A huge crowd turned out for the Beloved Festival in Tidewater on Saturday, Aug. 12. A little-known but widely attended gathering, the four-day spiritual festival draws thousands of campers to “help eradicate the illusion of separation from each other, from the earth and from The Beloved,” its website states. (Photos by Nathan Howard)

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