Newport, OR

What’s the buzz?

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. Scale this quote down a bit and it’s the story of a recently completed and very popular Lincoln City art project, started quietly by someone who saw potential in a rather lofty tree stump, and the receptive city department that ran with her idea to turn it into art.
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Newport Daily Weather Forecast

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Newport: Tuesday, September 21: Patchy fog then sunny during the day; while partly cloudy overnight; Wednesday, September 22: Partly sunny during the day; while partly cloudy overnight; Thursday, September 23: Sunny during the day; while mostly clear overnight; Friday, September
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Clean-up project invites all to volunteer

Join the Roads End Improvement Association (REIA) for the Roads End Fall SOLVE Beach and Neighborhood Cleanup from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m on Saturday September 25th. Help protect what brought you to Lincoln City and enjoy a morning walk at the same time. You can sign up in advance...

Coast Guard Rescues Crew of 3, Dog After Fishing Vessel Sinks

An Air Facility Newport crew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter rescued three people and a dog after the commercial fishing vessel "Royal" sank 45 miles off Lincoln City, Oregon, on Sept. 12, 2021. The survivors were located in a life raft, and no injuries were reported. (U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Clark)

A detour of duty

Cascade Head has been a source of fun and frustration since I moved to Oregon. In 2016, I started hiking the Oregon Coast Trail (OCT), which meant by spring I hiked up the trail from Three Rocks Road to the fire road. I then proceeded to look for the old trail that had been closed for nearly a decade. No luck. So I tried the reverse. I found the intentionally hidden trailhead on Highway 101 to head up to the fire road and ran into an overgrown trail with so many thistleberry thorns that it tore up my recently purchased rain gear top. Perhaps that is why my favorite tool for Trailkeepers of Oregon work parties is my extendable loppers. I just love to trim — ie: kill — Scotch broom, Himalayan blackberry, thistleberry, salmonberry and other sharp, thorny plants to restore trails to passable width and height.
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Skinner hired on again as Director of Planning

The election to fill the vacancy in city council ward 1 will be on September 21, and now, the council will need to fill another vacancy in ward 2, left by Anne Marie Skinner, who has been hired as the city’s Director of Planning and Community Development. Skinner grew up...
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Vehicle theft suspects lead law enforcement on pursuit in Lincoln Co.

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Three vehicle theft suspects led officers and deputies on a chase that spanned more than 13 miles in Lincoln County Sunday afternoon. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said they received a report of a stolen gray 2003 Ford F-250 Sunday afternoon and spotted the pickup truck within the hour. The suspect inside the vehicle was driving south on Highway 101.
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Samaritan Medical Supplies open by appointment only

Because of ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, Samaritan Medical Supplies offices located in Newport, Lebanon and Corvallis will continue to remain open by appointment only Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Samaritan Medical Supplies will still offer scheduled appointments with respiratory therapists for new positive airway pressure (PAP) set ups,...

Newport City Councilor selected to fill the office of City Engineer

Newport City Manager Spencer Nebel has announced the appointment of City Councilor Aaron Collett as the new City Engineer for the City of Newport. Aaron brings more than two decades of diverse experiences, in both public and private settings as an engineer, to the City of Newport. The hiring follows a national search for recruiting and evaluating candidates for this position. Aaron currently works for Oregon State University as the Infrastructure Project Manager, and has previously worked for Civil West Engineering, the City of Bend, the City of Springfield Public Works, and CH2M Hill. Aaron received his bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering from Oregon State University, and a master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Oregon State University. He is a licenses civil engineer.

The host with the prost

You don’t need an excuse to grab a beer and celebrate with your loved ones But if you are looking for one, the perfect opportunity has arrived. The Beachcrest Brewing Company is throwing its second annual OktoberCrest bash, filled with great beer and live music from Friday, Sept 24, through Sunday, Sept 26.
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Connie Mae (Elting) Borchers

Connie Mae (Elting) Borchers was born Nov. 3, 1946, in Toledo, OR to James Everett and Ethel (Toddie) Elting. She passed away in Redmond, OR on Aug. 27, 2021, of Alzheimer's and Covid19. Connie was a 1964 graduate of Siletz High School. She married Gerry Lee Bright and had a daughter and a son. While raising their family they lived in the Siletz and Logsden areas before moving to Central Oregon. Later in life, Connie married Ronald Borchers. She loved music and dancing. A talented artist and gardener, she loved to share her creations with her family and friends. Connie is survived by husband Ron, Crooked River Ranch, OR; ex-husband Gerry, Terrebonne, OR; Daughter Tani Lee Bright, Crooked River Ranch, OR; son Michael Sean Bright (Mishell) Bright, Prineville, OR; ex-son-in-law Joel Tuttle, Crooked River Ranch, OR; granddaughter Chelsea (Justin) Blackmore, Culver, OR; grandson Logan (Andrea Mondragon) Tuttle, Madras, OR; 2 great granddaughters Irish Day and Elsie Tuttle; sisters Grace Castle, Veneta, OR; Jerri Cooper, Santa Clara, CA; Debby (Ed) Fawver, Siletz, OR and brothers James Elting, Eugene, OR and D. Ralph (Cynthia) Elting, Aloha, OR and numerous nieces and nephews.

Newport City Council covered a lot of ground Monday…

Corrections to an earlier version on this story. Newport City Councilors had a thick agenda Monday evening. First off, the City Council seemed willing to help to better finance a number of tourist attractions to enhance tourist visitation to the Central Coast. The Newport City Council approved switching tourism attractions and promotions to a more centrally organized approach – namely the Newport Chamber of Commerce and their new Discover Newport website. The city council learned that the old days are gone when tourists came only four months out of the year. Today tourism is a pretty steady stream to the Oregon Coast coming from all over the world as well as around the U.S. So we’ll see how this new arrangement turns out. Everyone seemed impressed with the change in how City Hall can give the tourism industry a shot in the arm.

A really grade performance

Some of the most talented music teachers on the Oregon Coast will demonstrate their skills at a “Piano Extravaganza” this Sunday, Sept. 26, at the Newport Performing Arts Center. “Our last performance was in February of 2020 and we are looking forward to being on stage again,” said Cathy Champion-Predmore,...

See the hear-nos of the silver screen

It’s not easy to be a silent movie fan. Poor storage techniques and a fire that devastated the silent film archives of two major studios in the 1930s have contributed to the sad fact that only about a quarter of the original films made remain. Which makes those surviving films...