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Researchers with The Wetlands Conservancy found evidence of beavers in estuaries from the Yaquina to the Salmon River, broadening the habitat the state’s namesake animal is known to frequent.

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During its Nov. 17 meeting, the Toledo City Council spoke with members of the Toledo Cemetery Association Board of Directors to discuss compensation for nearby city construction work the board believes devalued its property on Arcadia Drive.

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Echoes of a scorching summer and the 2008 recession might put a bit of a damper on the Christmas season for some this December, as tree farms and lot sellers have warned of an impending shortage of the festive firs.

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Elevator doors that access the tsunami evacuation assembly area and disaster cache on the roof of the Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building depict an unfamiliar sight — instructions to take an elevator up in the event of an emergency. Hatfield noted on its Fa…

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Whether it’s been high domoic acid levels, low meat yield or extended price negotiations, the annual opening of Oregon’s commercial crab season has seen nothing but delays for more than half a decade — until now.

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During a rescheduled regular meeting held Thursday, Nov. 18, Seal Rock Rural Fire Protection District board member/treasurer Paul Rimola described a district in disarray, with unpaid bills abruptly draining the district’s bank account, equipment left unmaintained and Seal Rock firefighters s…

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A Lincoln City man was arrested Sunday evening after he allegedly lit his roommate’s car on fire outside the Black Squid Tap House in Lincoln City and the blaze began to spread to a nearby building.

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YAQUINA HEAD —Wildlife lovers and photographers were in thrall last weekend as a playful marine mammal that has not lived wild in Oregon in 115 years paid a rare visit to rocky headlands in north Newport.

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Six Washington state residents scheduled to go to trial at the end of the month on charges stemming from an incident July 4, 2020 on a Lincoln City beach will be tried in groups no greater than two on now-undetermined dates.

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The Oregon Supreme Court upheld district maps adopted by the state legislature for its own districts, as Oregon approaches what could be a first election cycle with six seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and a change in districts for Lincoln County, depending on the outcome of a sepa…

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Looking for a way to showcase your decorating skills and holiday spirit? The News-Times is putting together an interactive map of Christmas light displays decorating homes in Lincoln County, which will be published in the Dec. 15 edition and posted online.

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A permanent administration building is one step closer to fruition for the Port of Newport following the monthly port commission meeting on Tuesday.

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The movement to shift big chunks of Oregon into Idaho got another convert earlier this month. Harney County voters put their muscle behind the idea of cutting ties to Oregon and living under the Gem State, favoring the concept 63 percent to 37 percent.

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A two-vehicle crash near milepost 152 on Highway 101 just south of Seal Rock resulted in one death and two injuries as one car left the center lane and collided head-on with another Sunday evening.

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Fireworks, illegal and otherwise, continue to be a huge concern for Lincoln County fire agencies during the summer, with related incidents pushing district resources to the absolute limit during the Fourth of July weekend and creating a status quo that local fire defense leadership considers…

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Gov. Kate Brown announced in a press release late last month, that an agreement between private forestry representatives, small forestland owners, conservation leaders and fishing organizations resulted in “a historic proposal for new protections for sensitive species on over 10 million acre…

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Lincoln County Sheriff Curtis Landers participated in a virtual meeting earlier this month with representatives from the U.S. Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, tribal and state agencies regarding law enforcement response to threats against members of school boards in Oregon.

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The Olalla Valley Golf Course announced in a Facebook post Nov. 16 that its last tee-off would be that day, closing a month and a half earlier than was announced last week.

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SALEM — A young elk, shot through the spine and left struggling with paralyzed hind legs, is one of three new poaching cases that mark a continued disregard for laws set in place to preserve Oregon wildlife. Poachers also shot a blacktail doe near Newport, and a cow elk near Yaquina Head.

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Twenty vacation rental owners served notice Wednesday that they intend to appeal an ordinance regulating short-term rentals outside of cities adopted by the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners on Oct. 27.

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At about 2 a.m. Wednesday, the 52-foot motor lifeboat Victory left the boathouse at U.S. Coast Guard Station Yaquina Bay for the final time — nearly 65 years to the day of when she first arrived in Newport.

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LINCOLN CITY — After nearly 40 years of service, the Lincoln City Police Department said goodbye to its old building this week as it was demolished to make way for a secure parking area that will serves its new building on the same lot.

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Lincoln County wasn’t the only coastal county hit hard by the recent rainstorm as the Neskowin area in Tillamook County saw its own fair share of flooding and an emergency situation, with the Neskowin Creek RV Resort needing evacuation when water levels quickly rose Friday.

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Otis and other nearby communities once again faced the wrath of Mother Nature last week, with rampant flooding affecting many of the same areas that burned during the Echo Mountain Complex fire a little over a year ago.

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NEWPORT — Newport City Council held a first public hearing on an ordinance that would allow it to ban the sale and use of fireworks within city limits under high-fire-risk weather conditions.

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With an engineering report in hand outlining the need to repair or replace the seawall that supports Rogue World Headquarters in Newport, officials from the Port of Newport are examining all options for funding the project.

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The Newport Police Advisory Committee is seeking input from residents and visitors regarding the service level of the Newport Police Department. The survey is available electronically at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/58K5YR3 or in person at city hall, the library, recreation center and 60+ …

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NEWPORT — Newport City Council voted unanimously to appoint a former director of Lincoln County Health and Human Services to fill a vacancy in the chamber.

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At around 12:30 p.m. Nov. 10, a log truck collided with a garbage truck that was turning from Slick Rock Creek Road near Rose Lodge onto Highway 18. The driver of the garbage truck was injured and flown to Salem Hospital by LifeFlight. A power pole was also damaged during the collision.

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The local teachers union president told the school board last week his members are overwhelmed and overworked, some to the point of considering resignation. The input earned somewhat of a rebuke from the district superintendent, who said she was blindsided by the public presentation amid tal…

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At a Senate Education Committee meeting on Monday, superintendents and representatives from school boards and teachers associations detailed dire staffing situations across the state that are harming students and even potentially violating federal law.

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During its regular meeting Monday, Newport City Council will hold public hearings on an ordinance restricting single-use foam/plastic products at local restaurants and an ordinance allowing council to ban fireworks during a drought.

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Early Friday morning, a landslide caused by heavy rain blocked Slick Creek Road near Otis, roughly half a mile south of Highway 18, while roads in the area are becoming increasingly flooded as heavy rain continues throughout the day.

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Overcoming addiction to opioids takes more than a desire for change. When uncontrollable cravings and unpleasant withdrawal symptoms make sobriety seem unattainable, there is hope to be found at the Lincoln Community Health Center (LCHC).

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LINCOLN CITY — After reviewing three candidates during its regular meeting Monday, the Lincoln City City Council appointed Sydney Kasner to fill its empty Ward II seat with a 4-2 vote, despite the late submission of her application.

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NEWPORT — With many fishermen in port beginning to gear up for crabbing season, Newport Fishermen’s Wives will hold its 21st annual Fishermen’s Appreciation Day today (Friday) for local fishing industry workers and their families to enjoy lunch and network.

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NEWPORT — The city of Newport is looking to implement the first phase of its parking plan and is now taking applications for an advisory committee, with the acquisition and installation of meters on the Bayfront included in this year’s budget.