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Ore. FF-EMT killed in crash with log truck

FLORENCE, Ore. — A volunteer firefighter and EMT was killed on her way to work this week. Sarah Susman, 22, was driving on the highway in a Toyota Prius when a logging truck tipped over, crashing into Susman’s vehicle, according to Oregon State Police, KVAL reported. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
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Local woman remembered as trailblazer, innovator

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. “Sara was a ball of strength,” said...
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Weather Forecast For Florence

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Florence: Wednesday, September 22: Patchy fog then partly sunny during the day; while partly cloudy overnight; Thursday, September 23: Mostly sunny during the day; while mostly clear overnight; Friday, September 24: Sunny during the day; while mostly clear then patchy
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Man cited with three coolers of crab

A Salem man was cited for allegedly taking 10 times the number of crabs he was allowed by his permit, including 95 female crabs. According to a press release from the Newport Police Department, at about 1 a.m. Sept. 16, a Newport police officer was conducting routine area patrols in the public parking lot near the area of Rogue Brewery in South Beach. The officer encountered a group of people standing next to a vehicle, one of whom sat down quickly on top of an ice chest on the ground as the officer approached.
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Quakes threaten Oregon dams as lack of funding stalls improvements

NEWPORT, Ore. (KOIN) — In the Pacific Northwest, many communities are preparing for a massive Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake. But in Newport on the Oregon coast, a much smaller tremor could cause major destruction to the city. A magnitude 3.0 earthquake would be enough to collapse two dams in Newport,...

Daily Weather Forecast For Newport

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Newport: Wednesday, September 22: Patchy fog then partly sunny during the day; while mostly cloudy overnight; Thursday, September 23: Mostly sunny during the day; while mostly clear overnight; Friday, September 24: Sunny during the day; while mostly clear then patchy
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Newport Class of ’61

Several members of the Newport High School Class of 1961 pose in front of the Yaquina Bay Yacht Club on the Newport Bayfront, where they gathered on Friday, Sept. 17, for their 60th high school reunion. (Photo by Susan Schuytema)

A Happy Ending For Beleaguered Falcon Chick, 'Princess'

A dramatic saga involving the lone surviving peregrine falcon chick from a nest near Yaquina Head Lighthouse, on the Oregon coast, has a happy ending. We report on the rehabilitation and release of “Princess.”. A webcam focused on a nest near Newport drew thousands of viewers last June. But they...
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Ten years on the ropes

A highly trained group of emergency personnel that conducts some of the most difficult, perilous rescues in Lincoln County observed a decade in service this year. The Lincoln County Technical Rescue Team was formed in 2011 with former Central Oregon Coast Fire & Rescue Chief Dennis Cannon as its principal organizer. It’s made up of members of all the county’s fire departments and is called in when first responders need to access people in very hard-to-reach spots, such as the cliffs at Yaquina Head or inside Devils Punchbowl.
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Children’s outfits with a southern spin

Whether you’re looking for new regular clothes for your toddler or searching for the right outfit to dress your newborn for a special occasion, Salty Kisses Children’s Boutique in Waldport offers a variety of children’s clothing with a hint of southern flair. Owner and operator Erika Turner spent 15 years...

Siuslaw Blanks Marist; Mapleton Loss; Viking Soccer; Ems Take Lead in League Championship

Siuslaw volleyball was successful last night as they traveled to Marist Catholic to take on the Spartans. The Vikings won in straight sets. 25-11, 25-17 and 25-15. In the second set the girls rallied from a 13-6 deficit with Zoe Alberty serving 4 aces to help keep the team on top in the set. Hayden Muller had 33 digs and 10 perfect passes on the night according to coach Kari Blake. Marist was the Vikings first league game of the season leading to a 1-0 start in the Sky-Em league. Siuslaw is 4-3 overall for the start of the season.
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Eagles spread their wings

EDDYVILLE —Eddyville Charter collected a signature victory last Friday night, rolling past intra-county and 1A-SD 3, 6-player football rival Siletz Valley 47-6 on their natural-grass home turf. The No. 4 Eagles, the highest-ranked of Lincoln County’s six football programs entering last weekend, needed just two plays and 23 seconds to...

Fire department: Western Lane Ambulance District employee killed in Hwy 126 crash

FLORENCE, Ore. - Siuslaw Valley Fire & Rescue says a part-time ambulance district employee died Monday morning in a traffic crash on her way to work. "We are very saddened to report that Sarah Susman, one of our part time Western Lane Ambulance District employees, was tragically killed in a motor vehicle collision this morning on her way to work on Hwy 126," the fire department announced on Facebook. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends and to all of our WLAD and SVFR team members in this difficult time. As we hear more about a memorial service for Sarah we will pass that information along."
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The joy of creating art

Though she grew up in an artistic household — the only child of a journeyman and librarian — Jill Myer never imagined she would create art for a living. “Both of my parents are creative individuals,” said Myer. “I grew up in the ’70s when everyone lived on what they had. We didn’t have credit cards. We made do. We made things, and we fixed things. And that’s the heart of an artist. ‘How do I make that? How do I represent that in a way no one else has done?’ I came by it pretty naturally.”