The coldest February in Lincoln County history—and the warmest
Stacker compiled a list of the warmest and coldest Februaries in each county's history using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information.
Newport police searching for would-be kidnapper in white van
NEWPORT Ore. (KPTV) - A Sam Case Elementary School student reported a woman trying to talk the student into getting in her van, the student told teachers on Thursday morning. Police are searching for the van that the student said was last seen on Northeast 9th Street between Northeast Grant Street and Northeast Fogarty Street.
New study shows that coastal counties rely more and more on “transfer income” from growing number of seniors
Oregon’s coastal counties, including Lincoln County, are more reliant than ever on retirement income and other public benefits to pay for public services and other programs. That’s one of the highlights of a new economic development survey, which lays out some of the challenges that will face area counties and cities for years to come.
Former Waldport High School student’s lawsuit alleges three years of harassment, seeks $2.5 million
A former Waldport High School student is suing the Lincoln County School District for $2.5 million alleging school staff did little to nothing to stop a boy’s sexual harassment of her during three years at the school. The lawsuit was filed Feb. 9 by two Portland attorneys for the...
Today the gas price is close to $3.85 in Depoe Bay as of 2024-02-29. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Thursday is $3.319, a week ago the price is $3.270 , according to AAA.
Public assistance requested with report of an attempted abduction
On February 29, 2024, the Newport Police were dispatched to Sam Case Elementary School on the report of an attempted stranger abduction. Officers learned that between 7 AM and 7:45 AM, a student at Sam Case Elementary was walking to school when they were approached by a woman in a white van on NE 9th Street between NE Grant Street and NE Fogarty Street in Newport. The woman walked around...
What’s the fate of the Corvallis Clinic? If state bars 11-clinic sale to national group, will it simply close?
Hundreds of Corvallis-area residents and across Oregon have lined up to oppose health care giant UnitedHealth Group buying the physician-owned Corvallis Clinic. But some critics of the deal fear that if the state bars the purchase, an even worse fate awaits — that the 11-clinic chain serving Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties will close.
Allow extra time when traveling to Lincoln City hospital
According to a spokesperson for Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital,. “Beginning Monday, Feb. 26, and continuing for approximately three weeks, underground utility work near Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital in Lincoln City will create traffic delays. Patients with appointments at the hospital are asked to allow extra time. The road work is...
Landslide cuts water to 250 Beverly Beach residents for 16 hours Wednesday
NEWPORT — All of the roughly 250 people living in the Beverly Beach Water District north of Newport lost water for nearly 16 hours Wednesday when a major pipe was ruptured by a landslide that undermined a short stretch of Northeast Beverly Drive and dumped tons of dirt and rock into a pond just east of the road. The slide was just south of where Beverly Drive intersects Northeast 121st Street.
Savor the Flavor: Top 3 Must-Try Pizzas in Lincoln City
This piece presents three exceptional pizzerias located in the heart of Lincoln City. Have you had the chance to taste their offerings yet? If you have, we'd love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below!
A New Cryptid In Oregon? What Is The Gnewport Gnome?
The Jersey Devil, The Lock GNess Monster, West Virginia’s Mothman, and The Swamp Stalker of Boggy Creek in Fouke, Arkansas. The list of Cryptids goes on and on. When I first heard the rumblings of the Gnewport Gnome, I was hooked and excited to see the PNW get a new unexplained creature (to give Sasquatch a run for its money).
Lincoln County veterans office holds two-day signup “blitz”
The Lincoln County Veteran Services Office will hold a health care enrollment “blitz” across the county next week hoping to sign up 100 veterans for expanded healthcare to men and woman exposed to toxins during their service. Under new legislation, veterans exposed to toxins and other hazards during...
5 Questions and a Secret: Damien Torrez and his Facebook page on Alsea Bay fishing, crabbing
The Alsea Bay is a central Oregon coast treasure chest, full of crab and fish and oftentimes boats. For the novice there are many questions: What are the “rules of the road” on the bay? How can one participate? What are the best techniques for catching crab? Where is the best fishing?
Newport voters will see gas tax proposal
It’s official. The Newport City Council on Feb. 20 took action to place a measure on the May 21 ballot asking voters to approve an increase in the city’s gas tax. Newport currently collects a gas tax of 3 cents per gallon from June through October, and 1 cent per gallon during the balance of the year. The proposal is to increase the gas tax to 5 cents per gallon year-round. The city council discussed this issue on Feb. 5 and at that meeting, they...
Experience Newport's Nightlife: The 3 Pubs You Need to Try
This article presents an exploration of three exceptional pubs in Newport. Have you had the chance to visit any of these yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
Festival draws crowds
For the most part, the weather was favorable for those who attended the 47th annual Newport Seafood & Wine Festival last Thursday through Sunday. Crowds meandered through the tents erected on Port of Newport property on the south side of Yaquina Bay, where they enjoyed wine, craft beer, seafood and other savory treats, live music and arts and crafts. Below, Vickie Bates, left, and Mark Vermillion staff the Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce souvenir booth. (Photos by Steve Card)
Narcan, naloxone to be provided at opioids seminar in Newport
Two powerful tools for saving lives of people who are overdosing — nasal Narcan and injectable naloxone — will be provided to those who attend a free seminar on opioids, overdose and outreach in Lincoln County. The seminar will be presented at the Samaritan Center for Health Education in Newport on Thursday, Feb. 29, at two different times: from noon to 1 p.m. and from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Jesse...
All the Pisces are in place for a party
The last constellation of the zodiac, Pisces is a water sign symbolized by two fish swimming in opposite directions. Some say this represents the constant division of Pisces' attention between fantasy and reality. Kind and gentle, they are invigorated by shared experiences of music and romance. Pisces or not, you...
Newport sweeps state swim titles
Newport’s boys have made a habit of winning the state title, but had been beat out the past two years by Catlin Gabel. The Cubs returned to the top of the podium for the first time since winning three straight titles before the pandemic and Newport made it a double delight by also winning the school’s first-ever girls title in Beaverton. Both squads shined in the relays, where points count...
Letter: Vote no on additional gas tax
The city of Newport will have a vote this May to increase the local gas tax to 5 cents per gallon, year round. That could amount to a dollar per gas fill-up. The collected revenue will be spent on minimal repairs, on streets in poorest condition that serve the most users. Also, street sections will be targeted that are in "adequate/good condition utility infrastructure (water and sewer pipes) underneath the street and ADA compliant features", according to a city of Newport fuel tax fact sheet. About 10 miles of gravel streets within the city of Newport were not included in the 2018 Street Assessment Report. Those who live on the 10 miles of gravel streets in the city of Newport, like me, should consider voting "no" on this additional gas tax hike. Tanya Bond Newport