Traffic Crash south of Newport on 101

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Sep 242018

Traffic crash on Highway 101 south of Newport. One vehicle has rolled over at milepost 148, about six miles south of Newport – just north of the Ona Beach curve.

Affordable Housing Rehab Ribbon Cutting in Lincoln City!

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Sep 242018

Ribbon Cutting coming up at 3340 SE Harbor
Lincoln City
Re-do of affordable housing!

NW Coastal Housing Announces Ridge Rehab Ribbon Cutting

Lincoln City— Lincoln City Chamber of Commerce is Sponsoring a Ribbon Cutting Event at the Ridge Apartments in Lincoln City celebrating a completed rehab. The event is hosted by NW Coastal Housing (NWCH) on Friday, October 5th between 3:30 and 5:00 p.m. at 3340 SE Harbor Drive, Lincoln City. The event will be held at the Ridge Community Building/Office located in the center of the complex. Parking located in front of the Community Building & Playground, next to the trash compactor, and on the street.

Complimentary beverages and light snacks served. “This is a celebration of the completion of the envelope of the 80 Unit Affordable Housing Property impacting 22 years of Lincoln County families,” said Sheila Stiley, Executive Director at NWCH.

Bad Crash on East Devils Lake Road and NE 50th

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Sep 242018

East Devils Lake Road and NE 50th, Lincoln City
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Report of a serious traffic crash on East Devils Lake Road and NE 50th. North Lincoln Fire-Rescue is enroute Code 3.

Three vehicle crash. Everybody’s out of their cars. Motorcyclist is off his bike and walking around. Emergency responders are checking for injuries.

R/V Oceanus headed for port of call in Portland this week

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Sep 242018

R/V Oceanus
Operated by OSU/HMSC Newport
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WHAT: The research vessel Oceanus, which is operated by Oregon State University and owned by the National Science Foundation, will be docked in Portland. About 200 K-12 students from Portland will tour the ship and learn about how the ship operates and how science is conducted on it.

WHEN: Media are invited to tour the boat and talk to scientists and students from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28. Broadcast media can remain on site for live shots through the morning and lunchtime with the ship as a backdrop.

WHERE: North Breakwater Dock at Riverplace Marina, 315 SW Montgomery Street, Portland.

WHO: The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) outreach tours will be given by Oregon State University scientists and students, as well as teachers and students from coastal Oregon community colleges and high schools. These outreach activities are coordinated by OSU’s College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences and Oregon Sea Grant. The event is coordinated by the Oregon Coast STEM Hub. The trip is supported by the Oceangoing Research Vessel Program at Oregon State University, a program established by the Oregon Legislature to provide time on ships to students and researchers from Oregon’s public universities and natural resource agencies.

TO ATTEND: Contact Sean Nealon, news editor at Oregon State, at 541-737-0787 or by 12 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 27.

Good On Seal Rock Water District! State Calls SRWD an “Outstanding Performer!”

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Sep 242018

Seal Rock Water District
declared “Outstanding Performer” by State of Oregon

The State of Oregon Health Authority, Drinking Water Program recently recognized Seal Rock Water District as an “Outstanding Performer”.

The Drinking Water Program (DWP) has identified criteria for determining whether a Community Public Water System should be considered to have outstanding performance. This designation is given to systems at the completion of a Water System Survey. A water system survey is an on-site in-depth evaluation of system sources, treatment, storage facilities, distribution system, operation and maintenance procedures, monitoring procedures, and management, for the purpose of evaluating the system’s capability of providing safe reliable drinking water to the community. The District received this recognition with a certificate from the State of Oregon Health Authority.

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For those interested in more details regarding this significant achievement please visit the State’s website at or contact Seal Rock Water District @ 541-563-3529

Renown Oregon Coast Chef passes away….

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Sep 232018

Celebrated Chef and family man Garnett Black has apparently died in his sleep – cause of death unknown as yet. He leaves behind his wife, his children and hundreds if not thousands of loyal fans of his culinary talents.

Garnett Black
Chef Extraordinaire
Passes away in his sleep

Garnett was born in the midwest where he attended the Culinary Institute of Midland Michigan as well as the Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management programs at Schoolcraft College.

When he moved to the Oregon Coast he helped to establish the Olalla Golf Course restaurant, moved to the Embarcadero as a chef then to the Shilo where he was currently working.

Garnett’s friends are beside themselves with grief at the loss of what they describe was a wonderful family man, a fabulous and many award winning chef as well as a community booster in the finest sense of the word.

More information of thios terribly untimely demise of Garnett Black and community reaction will be forthcoming here on

Big discovery…

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Sep 232018

Oh my! The whole world IS all about Lincoln City!!
Who knew????
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