EUGENE — Newport High School standout Aaidyn Bokuro didn’t foresee ending his stellar three-sport freshman year on the No. 2 spot on the 4A podium at the OSAA Track and Field Championships with a boys triple jump silver medal around his neck.

Newport High School senior pitcher/first baseman/outfielder Markus Everitt, who helped lift the Cubs baseball team into the 4A state playoffs with a starring effort in its play-in game victory, is the 4A-3 Oregon West Conference Player of the Year, the league announced last week.

BANKS — A season chocked full of memorable moments for the Taft High School baseball team — far more positive ones than otherwise — ended in painful fashion last week in the second round of the OSAA 3A playoffs.

Coast Life

The Coastal Arts Guild and American Easel are excited to announce the opening of their second annual exhibit featuring 45 new works on wood panels. “45 x 45: Celebrating Creativity” will be on display in the Upstairs Gallery at Newport Visual Arts Center from today (Friday) through July 29.

Excitement and fun await those who journey to the Toledo Public Library and participate in the summer reading program. This year’s theme is “Find Your Voice!” and registration is now open. People can register online at or stop by the library.


Author Allen Prell’s compelling journey from a cherished marriage strained by mental illness and loss to his uncertain search for a new love life is recounted in the just-released book, “I MISS: Hugs, Kisses and Conversations.”



Everyone who lives on a gravel street in the city of Newport wishes it were paved. No one remembers the mayor’s update, “Mayor hails city in motion” (Dec. 30, 2022 edition of the News-Times) that included road improvements like “couplets” and “islands” on Highway 101 and Highway 20.

Arts & Entertainment

Forty-two people attended a demonstration of clay hand-building techniques led by longtime local potter Sarah Scholfield at the Newport Visual Arts Center’s new pottery studio earlier this month.



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