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Elections officials change state voters pamphlet after GOP House candidate Celeste McEntee of Newport misrepresents two endorsements

SALEM — A Republican candidate for an Oregon legislative district covering Lincoln County lied about endorsements in the state-issued Voters’ Pamphlet, a political action committee for House Democrats alleged Tuesday. In an online version of the pamphlet, restaurant owner Celeste McEntee of Newport includes education advocacy group Stand...

Philomath boys post 3-1 soccer win over Newport to remain unbeaten

On a windy afternoon on Philomath High’s home pitch, the Newport boys soccer team came to town in search of an upset. The Cubs had pushed Philomath to the limit during the Warriors’ state championship season in 2021 and brought a 3-1-1 record into Tuesday afternoon’s game.
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Just the fracts

A brand-new collection of expressive abstract paintings by Astoria resident Darren Orange is coming to the Runyan Gallery of the Newport Visual Arts Center. The show “Fractal Interscape,” opens this Saturday, Oct. 1, with a talk from the artist at 2 pm. Orange has spent the majority of...

Shark dissection makes the cut

Denizens of the Deep, the Man in the Gray Suit, the Landlord, the Taxman, Leviathan. These are just some shark monikers that evoke fear and apprehension. But in reality, sharks are critical members of marine systems – especially here in Oregon, where they help support vibrant fisheries and coastal food webs.

A party fit for a King

A birthday party is not the usual kind of event put on by the Lincoln City Parks and Recreation Department. But Frank King is not the usual birthday boy. We first met four years ago when I interviewed him for my column about inspiring people in the community. It wasn’t easy finding a time to meet, though, because his schedule was disrupted by a decision to begin piano lessons — at the age of 96.

Step into a world of art

Oregon Coast artist Carol Shenk will share her work at a number of events this fall, starting with “Tea & Talk” at the Newport Visual Arts Center on Thursday, Oct. 6. Tea and cookies will accompany Shenk’s talk about her art work, new book illustrations and upcoming drawing classes.

You otter be there

Elakha is a Chinook trading language word for the sea otter, once plentiful in Oregon’s coastal waters before the fur trade drove them to local extinction. Join the Elakha Alliance this Saturday, Oct. 1, for a presentation called, "Sea Otters: Once Here and Perhaps Again” at the North Lincoln County Historical Museum.

Library welcomes kids to the fold

The Newport Public Library is welcoming back the littles, and not so littles, with new and returning programs. For the youngest library friends, weekly programming will begin Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 10:30 am with Toddler Time, hosted by Youth Services Supervisor Linda Annable. Toddler Time is geared for children up to the age of three and their adults, although older children are also welcome to join. Each session features books, songs and stories. The relaxed, welcoming environment gives toddlers a wonderful introduction to the joys of reading and all that the library has to offer.

Quite the e-Vent

The second performance in this year’s Celtic Series, Le Vent du Nord of Québec, lands at the Lincoln City Cultural Center this Sunday, Oct. 2. This award-winning and highly acclaimed band is a leading force in Québec’s exciting and progressive Francophone folk movement. The group’s vast repertoire draws from both traditional sources and original compositions, while their highly rhythmic and soulful music, rooted in the Celtic diaspora, is enhanced with a broad range of global influences.
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Opportunities on the Coast

Over the course of four years, I worked with Dr. Bruce Mate at the Marine Mammal Institute to authorize a Coastal Playground gray whale license plate. Eventually, we developed a strategy to address the new Department of Motor Vehicle requirements and the license plate, which features the image of a gray whale mother and her calf, went on sale on February 1, 2019. The plates cost $40 to order or renew, with approximately $35 of each sale going to OSU’s Marine Mammal Institute based at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport.

Ready to storm the library?

If a book begins with “It was a dark and stormy night,” you just know it's going to be good. Well, maybe not. What you can depend on more heavily, though, is the caliber of mystery, science fiction, fantasy and horror authors invited for the annual Dark & Stormy Nights at Lincoln City’s Driftwood Public Library.

Housing Authority of Lincoln County gets $40,000 in rent vouchers

The Housing Authority of Lincoln County is one of 21 organizations in Oregon to get some of a $2.5 million allotment in federal vouchers to help clients get into privately-owned rentals. The awards were announced last week by Oregon Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley. The Lincoln County organization is...

Catch some good inflation

The beaches of Lincoln City are lovely, long and often quite flat, but also have seasonal winds that can rip the beach towel right out of your hands. Leaning in and making lemons out of lemonade, the city hosts two kite festivals each year. Returning after a two-year hiatus, the 41st annual Fall Kite Festival will fill the skies with brilliant shapes and colors for two days of kite-flying activities this Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1 and 2.

Lincoln City voters will decide whether to increase lodging tax

Voters in Lincoln City will decide in November whether to increase the city’s lodging tax. The tax on hotels, B&B’s and vacation rentals would go from 9.5% to 12% under the proposal. That rate would be almost double what Lincoln City charged when the lodging tax was first approved by voters in 1991. But it would put it on par with other Lincoln County beach destinations such as Newport and Depoe Bay. Both of those cities increased their lodging tax within the past year, although both did so via a city council vote rather than turning the decision over to voters.

Newport Visual Arts Center hires Davidson as its new director

NEWPORT – Chasse Davidson has been hired as the new director of the Newport Visual Arts Center. The arts center, located at the historic Nye Beach turnaround, was built in 1983 by the city of Newport as a public art exhibition space and for art education programs. It is maintained and operated by the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts. The center is the largest facility on the Oregon coast built specifically for the exhibition of visual art and includes three traditional gallery spaces, as well as a newer media room and classroom gallery.

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RE: Notice of Public Events with a Possible Quorum of the City Council - For Immediate Release. There is a possibility of a quorum of Council; this is not a public meeting and no City business. can/or will be discussed. League of Oregon Cities Conference. When: 10/04/2022-10/07/2022. Where: Riverhouse of...

That Magical, Intense Scenic Oregon Coast Drive You Don't Know

(Depoe Bay, Oregon) – One little road, so many spectacles. There's one somewhat short scenic drive on the central Oregon coast that is jam-packed with unforgettable sights and panoramas, lying just below Highway 101 between Newport and Depoe Bay, and tucked out of sight. It was once an actual loop, but a series of landslides eventually turned it into a one way road – which, in all honesty, may disappear one day because of the geologic instabilities here. (Above: one of the few accessible cliffs along the road, all photos copyright Oregon Coast Beach Connection)

City of Newport commits to help finance 16-bed addiction recovery facility

The Newport City Council voted this week to help fund Lincoln County’s first inpatient substance abuse and recovery facility. The city will contribute the first five years of settlement payments from a national opioid lawsuit—about $73,000 dollars. The location of the proposed 16-bed treatment center will be in...