A highly trained group of emergency personnel that conducts some of the most difficult, perilous rescues in Lincoln County observed a decade i… Read more

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NEWPORT — City of Newport staff will revise a draft ordinance to regulate single-use foam and plastic food ware before Newport City Council schedules a public hearing on adoption.

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NEWPORT — As news of Sara Skamser’s death spread across the community last week, people were mourning her passing but also celebrating the life of the woman who made such a huge impact in the fishing industry and on everyone who knew her.

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The public is invited to comment on the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s draft Dungeness crab fishery management plan (FMP) that provides management transparency and facilitates continued good governance of Oregon’s commercial and recreational Dungeness crab fisheries.

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A driver coming down Cascade Head north of Lincoln City — near milepost 103 on Highway 101 — lost control of his vehicle Saturday, wrecking his pickup and fifth wheel trailer and blocking one lane of traffic for two hours. The driver, passenger and their dog walked away from the incident unharmed.

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North Lincoln Fire & Rescue personnel returned to Lincoln County Friday after a brief stint in Lake County assisting with the Cougar Peak Fire, during which they responded to an emergency medical situation involving a fellow firefighter and helped transport the individual to a hospital f…

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TOLEDO — As far as the Toledo City Council is concerned, it will be left up to individual city employees whether or not to get vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus, with the council passing a resolution Wednesday stating so and declaring Toledo a “sanctuary” from any “unconstitutional” vaccine …

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The Yachats City Council has been working in executive sessions over the last week to whittle down its list of 14 prospective city manager candidates to a group of finalists, who were selected by the council during an executive session held Friday.

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LINCOLN COUNTY — As of Sept. 18, Lincoln County’s ongoing complete fire ban has been partially lifted, allowing recreational fires to be lit in parks and campgrounds throughout the county, though extra caution is still advised.

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North Lincoln Fire & Rescue personnel returned to Lincoln County Friday after a brief stint in Lake County assisting with the Cougar Peak Fire, during which they responded to an emergency medical situation involving a fellow firefighter and helped transport the individual to a hospital f…

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Sunshine hits this tank of moon jellyfish at the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport, giving a bit of color to these sea creatures, which are otherwise fairly translucent. Found throughout most of the world’s oceans, moon jellies prefer the waters just offshore, staying close to the sunlit surf…

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LINCOLN CITY — A man was arrested Tuesday night after instigating a standoff and vehicle chase with law enforcement officers when he refused to allow his two children, who were not supposed to be with him, to be taken into protective custody.

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LINCOLN CITY — The Lincoln City City Council declared an emergency during its meeting Monday evening in order to address an issue with the sewer line serving the Wecoma pump station without the need for a competitive bidding process.

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Officer Zach Landry of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office joined Toledo and Waldport students as they began the new school year last week, serving as the school district’s newest school resource officer.

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NEWPORT — On Wednesday, the Lincoln County District Attorney released the name of a man shot and injured by a sheriff’s deputy two weeks ago, as well as the names of the deputies involved, concluding that the use of force was justified.

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NEWPORT — The city of Newport’s work group guiding implementation of its two-year-old short-term rental ordinance met Sept. 14 and was provided an update on licenses and enforcement.

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Lincoln County’s rate of new COVID-19 cases decreased about 35 percent compared with the previous week — reinforcing hopes of an end to the delta surge — though public health remains wary that a half-unvaccinated population of school children could contribute to community spread.

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The Newport City Council recently approved funding for grants to nonprofit social service organizations to assist in their efforts in helping community members. The total amount of funding for the 2021-22 fiscal year is $20,000, with the stipulation that no grant will be awarded in excess of…

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The Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division is seeking the public’s assistance to identify the person or persons responsible for the unlawful taking and wasting of spike elk in the Logsden area in Lincoln County. 

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During its Sept. 7 regular meeting, Newport City Council held a quasi-judicial hearing and partially reversed a prior staff ruling regarding a six-year-old request for signage and a dog bag receptacle on Northeast San-Bay-O Circle.

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North Lincoln Fire and Rescue deployed outside Lincoln County Thursday evening for the fourth time this fire season, traveling to southern Oregon to help fight the growing Cougar Peak Fire.

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LINCOLN CITY — A home on Southeast Reef Drive in Lincoln City caught fire Tuesday evening, Sept. 7, after a kitchen fire started inside the building and quickly grew out of control.

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GLENEDEN BEACH —Lincoln County left a historic mark on state law Thursday by granting the first exception to Oregon’s Goal 18 beach and dune protection laws since they were put in place more than 40 years ago.

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To honor emergency responders who lost their lives during the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attack on the World Trade Center in New York City, Toledo Fire and Rescue held a ceremony at Memorial Field Saturday for the event’s 20th anniversary. After presenting and raising the U.S. flag on a fire tru…

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The man who briefly ran Underground Pizza Network in Seal Rock — allegedly without a restaurant license from the health department — was arrested for contempt during a Monday hearing to reschedule his trial.

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The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission will hold a virtual meeting beginning at 8 a.m. this Friday, Sept. 17, and one of the agenda items will be the review of a draft conservation plan to reduce the risk of whale entanglement in Dungeness crab fishing gear.

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YACHATS – The Yachats City Council reviewed its process for choosing a new city manager during a work session and regular meeting held last week, with Interim City Manager Katherine Guenther noting 14 applicants were in the current candidate pool.

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TOLEDO — A Portland man attempting to force a woman to drive him from Newport to Portland at gunpoint was arrested early Saturday morning after a traffic stop turned into an armed standoff with a Toledo Police Department officer, ending with the man’s surrender and arrest.

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There are some signs that the delta-variant-driven COVID-19 surge has peaked, but patients ill with the virus, mostly unvaccinated, are still challenging local hospitals to constantly adapt.

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One year after severe drought and extreme winds fueled the most destructive wildfires in the state’s history, Oregon continues to recover and rebuild — while preparing for the next disaster. September is National Preparedness Month, a timely opportunity to emphasize the importance of being p…

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Rather than ocean oxygen levels improving as they usually do this time of year, hypoxia off the Pacific Northwest coast is as bad as it’s been at any point in 2021, according to collaborative research by Oregon State University, the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife and Oregon’s crabb…

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Students are back in class five days a week for the first time since March 2020 at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic in Lincoln County presents its greatest challenge to public health and hospital resources. With new case numbers far higher than what shut down in-person learning last year, t…

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SILETZ — Two separate fires broke out at the same time in rural Lincoln County last Thursday afternoon, while a third started late Friday night.

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TOLEDO — At the end of this month, Toledo Fire & Rescue will hold the statewide Holmatro Vehicle Extrication Course at the Toledo Fire Station, inviting firefighters from across the state and local spectators to witness first hand how to peel open wrecked vehicles in an emergency situation.