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5 Questions and a Secret: Rural route mail carriers Michael and Cherish Nowatchik
The husband-and-wife team of Michael and Cherish Nowatchik, both 34, are Waldport’s newest mail carriers. Last August they took up what is referred to internally by the United States Post Office as Route 71, which includes roughly 720 addresses between Crestline Drive near Waldport High School and Fircrest Way in the Sandpiper Village neighborhood on the north side of the Alsea Bay Bridge.
At $475,000, city of Waldport wins bid for former school property for addition to Southworth Park and community center
WALDPORT – After a five-month on-off-on negotiation process, the city of Waldport will become the new owner of the 2.81-acre Lincoln County School District property in downtown. The city announced Monday that the district and it had agreed on the sale of the property – subject to approval of...
Two Beach Campgrounds to Close Temporarily this Fall and Winter
OREGON COAST, Ore—Two popular coastal campgrounds will temporarily close this fall and winter for construction projects. Bullards Beach, two miles north of Bandon, and Beverly Beach, seven miles north of Newport, will close their campgrounds temporarily for construction projects. Oregon Parks and Recreation Department understands that it takes time...
Be Engaged: Meet the Sheriff March 21
Lincoln County Sheriff Curtis Landers will visit the Gleneden Beach Community Club for a “Meet your Sheriff” get-together from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 21. The event will be held at the Community Hall, located at 110 Azalea Street just off Gleneden Beach Loop Road in Gleneden Beach. All interested citizens are invited to attend and this free event. Coffee and cookies will be served. The event format is designed to provide a chance for questions, concerns, and opinions to be shared. In addition, Landers will share what’s new in law enforcement and how that impacts Lincoln County residents. For more information, visit www.glenedenbeach.org.
Honored: Hospital selects Employee of the Year
Working for a hospital’s plant engineering department requires varied skills, organization, responsiveness – and a helpful smile, according to Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital (SNLH) administers. For displaying these attributes, Dale Gorman, maintenance engineer lead at SNLH, has been named Employee of the Year for 2022. Gorman joined the Samaritan team in September 2008 as a dietary cook, earning Employee of the Month honors in December 2010. In April 2013, he...
Attempt to get Port of Alsea board recall on May ballot fails
WALDPORT — An attempt to get a recall election of four of five Port of Alsea commissioners on the May ballot has failed to gather enough signatures. A recall of port commissioners was first threatened during a meeting last July. Kurt Saindon asked the board to fire port manager Roxie Cuellar because she would not change locations for crabbers using the marina and claimed other marina restrictions were impeding commerce. He said he would file for a recall if the rules were not changed.
Florence businesses help homeless pets get adopted
FLORENCE, Ore. -- Some businesses in Florence are doing their part to try and get animals without homes adopted. Florence Shipping Solutions and 101 Mini Storage have both partnered with the Oregon Coast Humane Society to get their animals out in the community for more potential adopters to see. Each day, Florence Shipping Solutions hosts a shelter cat, and they’ve created a wall of fame showcasing all of the cats who have been adopted during their shift. They even have a donation jar to support the society as well.
Lincoln County looking for some housing expertise
Lincoln County is on the market for a consultant to help it develop housing for all income levels. The county announced Monday it is looking for a team or individual that can help it identify properties to develop as affordable, workforce and market-rate housing. The consultant should also be to perform basic due diligence on properties, identify funding opportunities, court developers and work with local nonprofits and governments. The county is especially looking for a contractor with experience in rural communities.
County commissioners drop regular weekly meeting dates
NEWPORT — Lincoln County commissioners will now hold two regular meetings a month with workshops on Wednesdays in between. The change from weekly regular meetings has been in place since the beginning of March when commissioners participated in a workshop on the county’s new budget software then held a special meeting to declare a homelessness emergency.
Sweet Treats by the Sea: Where to Find the Best Ice Cream in Newport, Oregon
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Pushback by locals over development of Alsea River park may have state and county agencies re-thinking plans
WALDPORT — State officials say 10-year-old funding agreements require the development of Don Lindly Park to include a launch for motorized boats, but current park users who have taken advantage of its open spaces and unique public access to the Alsea River want to retain its rustic state. No...
Oregon Police Confirms, 1 Dead, 3 injured from 2-vehicle Crash in Lincoln County
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Oregon State Police say that a crash between two cars near milepost 152 in Lincoln County on Wednesday, 15 March 2023, killed one person and hurt three others. Authorities say that Ashlee Christine Hayden, 32, of Tidewater, died at the scene around 3:30 p.m. when...
Ocean Research: Local event to review changing ocean
Two years ago, the Oregon Legislature made a $1.9 million investment to fund research to help understand our changing ocean. Now, you can hear research progress and findings funded by House Bill 3114 at a free event in Newport on Friday, April 14. The first Oregon Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia (OAH) Symposium runs 8:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. at the Hatfield Marine Science Center auditorium, 2030 SE Marine Science Drive...
Viking boys golf team wins tourney in Salem
March 21, 2023 — Viking golfers are back on the links. The season, just the second for the Siuslaw golf program after a multi-year hiatus, is young but both teams are already finding success, especially the boys team who won the first Siuslaw golf team tournament championship in many years after bringing home the first place trophy at a tournament in Salem.
Let state, county agencies know your feelings about Lindly Park plans
A public meeting was held in Waldport on Thursday to discuss the fate of Don Lindly Park along Oregon Highway 34 on the south side of the Alsea River, across from Canal Creek Road. It is an unpretentious, low impact public space. The public entities involved are the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Oregon Marine Board, and Lincoln County. Over a decade ago, a stated plan was outlined and only now is being unwrapped … over a decade later.
Return of the King (of Wagner's scores)
Wagner's dreamy opera “Lohengrin” will fill the screen in tack-sharp High Definition at the Newport Performing Arts Center this Saturday, March 25. The score includes some of the most recognizable music ever composed, including the famous “Act III Bridal Chorus,” better known today as “Here Comes the Bride.” This new production features star tenor Piotr Beczała, whose previous Live in HD highlights include Giordano’s “Fedora,” Verdi’s “Rigoletto,” Cilea’s “Adriana Lecouvreur” and Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin.” Renowned director François Girard is setting the production as a kind of sequel to his acclaimed 2013 production of Wagner’s Parsifal, with set and costume design by Tim Yip — the Academy Award-winning production and costume designer behind “Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.”
Viking Golf; Viking Softball/Baseball; Oregon Ducks
Siuslaw Viking golf as on the course yesterday and came away with a victory. Ryan Klampe led the Vikings with a 79 just one stroke behind the overall leader Blake Knurowski from East Linn Christian Academy. Overall score was 385. The Vikings won by 33 strokes. Viking Softball/baseball. The Siuslaw...
Tidewater woman dies Wednesday in head-on crash near Seal Rock
SEAL ROCK — A 32-year-old Tidewater woman was killed Wednesday afternoon when her car collided head on with a truck on U.S. Highway 101 south of Seal Rock. Oregon State Police said Ashlee C. Hayden was driving south when her car crossed into the northbound lane and collided with a box truck driven by Victor Loreza, 40, of Salem. Hayden died at the scene, police said.
FATAL CRASH ON HIGHWAY 101 IN LINCOLN COUNTY, OREGON
LINCOLN COUNTY, OR - The Oregon State Police is reporting that on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at approximately 3:28 P.M., OSP responded to a two-vehicle crash on Highway 101, near milepost 152, in Lincoln County. The preliminary investigation indicated a white Subaru Impreza WRX, operated by Ashlee Christine Hayden, 32,...
Updating Mitigation Plan; City Council Meeting; Job Fair; Sheriff’s Cadet Program
Lane County is looking for feedback on its Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan. The plan is updated every five years. And looks at potential natural hazards and how to reduce significant impact and minimize long-term risk from such hazards. It is county’s local blueprint to help protect people and property. Updating this plan also makes Lane County and its partner cities eligible for federal grants and funding to help mitigate potential impacts from disasters such as fuels reduction to reduce our risk of wildfire. Residents can weigh in on the plan update: by taking a short survey. The survey opened in mid-February. More information is available at lanecountyor.gov.
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