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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A 14-foot-tall propeller sits on the north side of Bay Boulevard in front of the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center in Newport. On loan from the Port of Newport, the 7 ton, solid steel wheel once drove the C.W. Pasley, a concrete cargo vessel built by the U.S. government under an emergency pro…

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Lincoln City Police officers responded to a report of shots fired at the North Shell Gas Station in Lincoln City at approximately 4:30 a.m. Saturday morning, April 24. A man reportedly fired shots into the street after he was denied the sale of alcohol.

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LINCOLN COUNTY — In honor of Earth Day this week, Lincoln County residents can pick up a load of free compost this weekend from any of the county’s three main garbage service providers, while supplies last.

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DEPOE Bay — The Depoe Bay City Council approved changes to the city’s zoning ordinances after a second public hearing held during its regular meeting Tuesday night. The changes are meant to bring local child care provider Neighbors for Kids into zoning compliance and allow it to continue ope…

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YACHATS — At the start of the Wednesday, April 21, regular meting of the Yachats City Council, the council unanimously approved a resolution permitting the Yachats Planning Commission to submit an application to a state-sponsored code assistance program.

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Prefabricated concrete decking for installation at Port Dock 5 on Newport’s Yaquina Bay arrived at the International Terminal last week. Contractors with Advanced American Construction will attach the decking to steel pilings driven during February. (Photos by Kenneth Lipp)

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On Sunday, April 18, Lincoln City Police officers, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and the Oregon State Police arrested two people on various charges relating to theft, identity theft, unauthorized entry to motor vehicles, fraudulent use of credit cards, and criminal mischief.

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The League of Women Voters of Lincoln County hosts a virtual forum featuring the candidates seeking a position on the Lincoln County School District Board of Directors. The online event will take place this Thursday, April 22, beginning at 6 p.m.

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Former Lincoln County Circuit Court Judge Paulette Sanders, a fixture in the local legal community for nearly three decades, died Sunday, April 18, following a prolonged illness.

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As of this week, everyone in Oregon ages 16 and older is eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Moderna is only approved for ages 18 and older. People 16 and 17 years old can only get the Pfizer vaccine.

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The Lincoln County School District recently received $5.78 million from a federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Appropriations Act grant, and after a public hearing, members of the LCSD Board of Directors approved a supplemental budget to allot those funds during its regular meeting Tuesda…

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NEWPORT — Authorities serving a warrant earlier this week arrested a Salem woman who the Oregon State Police say was driving a pickup truck involved in a single-vehicle accident Jan. 3 on Highway 20 in Lincoln County that killed a Sweet Home man.

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WALDPORT — During their monthly business meeting on April 8 at the new Waldport City Hall — the recently-dedicated Mark C. Campbell Building — city council members heard from City Manager Dann Cutter, who gave attendees an update on the progress of the city’s new website.

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Workers continue to prepare the new multi-use float Thursday afternoon at the Port of Alsea in Waldport. Port Manager Roxie Cuellar says final work on the ADA ramp should take place around the end of the month before the port hopes to reopen in mid May, minus the kayak launch. That should be…

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One of the most vital components of recovering one’s property in the aftermath of a wildfire is ensuring the safety of the drinking water. To help in this effort, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is providing free private well testing vouchers to property owners impacted by the 2020 Echo Mo…

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Port Talk: The Progressive and Productive Port of Toledo is the topic of a virtual presentation set for noon on Thursday, April 22. The program is sponsored by Oregon RAIN (Regional Accelerator & Innovation Network).

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NEWPORT — Four local businesses and more than 20 artists came together this year to craft 24 unique trophies meant to capture the spirit of the Newport community for the city’s 2020 Community Vision Awards.

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The Newport Fire Department issued a temporary ban Tuesday for all backyard debris burning for the city of Newport and the Newport Rural Fire Protection District.

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U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) has announced that his staff, as well as staff from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), will hold a 5 p.m. meeting on Thursday, April 15, by Zoom for Linco…

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LINCOLN COUNTY — Though Lincoln County currently has the highest reported vaccination rate in Oregon, new cases in the county are still on the rise since the start of April.

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SALEM — On Thursday, the Oregon State Senate passed Senate Bill 5042, which means all that stands in the way of Lincoln County receiving $725,000 in state funds for wildfire cleanup is the signature of Gov. Kate Brown.

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School buildings will fill across the county by the end of this month when students begin attending class four days a week, a test of whether COVID-19 prevention protocols are sufficient to guard against transmission when kids are brought closer together, even as Lincoln County’s infection r…

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LINCOLN COUNTY — The Lincoln County Clerk’s office is currently gearing up to host the May 18 special election. That means that business at the clerk’s office is about to pick up exponentially.

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DEPOE BAY — Most of the proposed changes to Depoe Bay’s zoning ordinances meant to bring local child care provider Neighbors for Kids into compliance were approved during the ordinance’s first hearing at the city council’s regular meeting Tuesday night.

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DEPOE BAY — The Depoe Bay Fire District and the Oregon State Fire Marshal served a notice last week to the Burlwood Gallery in Depoe Bay, ordering the business closed down and vacated due to “multiple hazardous conditions” and five years of repeated violations by the owner.

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The stage at the Newport Performing Arts Center (above) is set up Tuesday for jury selection in a Lincoln County Circuit Court trial. Because of a 6-foot physical distancing requirement, there is only one courtroom at the Lincoln County Courthouse in which 12-person juries can be convened, s…

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When the sun is shining and the tide is low, the tidepools at Cobble Beach — located at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area in north Newport — are a popular destination. There is an admission fee for vehicles entering at Yaquina Head, but walk-ins are free. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monda…