Road Closure at Little Switzerland

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May 262017

Little Switzerland Road Closure

Little Switzerland Road will be subject to closing Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm May 31st through June 29th. (Intermittent closures May 31st thru June 9th and June 23rd through 29th). The closure is to allow construction crews to build a 300 foot long retaining wall along the Alsea River about half a mile in from Highway 34.

Earlier flood waters had weakened the bank and threatened the single lane road which is the only access to the Little Switzerland Community.

Concerns may be addressed to Lincoln County Public Works 541-265-5747

 Posted by at 4:53 PM

Family fishing and derby at Olalla Reservoir

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May 262017

Olalla Fishing Derby
June 3rd, from 9am to 2pm

Family fishing and derby at Olalla Reservoir

Anglers and their families are encouraged to come out to Olalla Reservoir near Toledo for a fun-filled day of fishing and outdoor activities on Saturday, June 3, which is a statewide free fishing weekend. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Georgia Pacific, in cooperation with the Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers, are sponsoring a day of fishing at Olalla Reservoir.

The Olalla Reservoir Fishing Event run 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will include a stocked fish enclosure for youth fishing, both youth and adult reservoir-wide fishing derbies, kayak tours, nature hikes and other fun family activities. Prizes will be awarded for the adult and youth fishing derbies, and there will also be a few prizes that every youth participant will be entered to receive. All activities are free.

ODFW will provide rods, reels, tackle, and bait free of charge. People who prefer to use their own equipment are welcome to bring it along. Volunteer angling instructors will be available at the reservoir to help participants set up their gear, cast, reel, and even clean fish.

The event is open to the public, and no pre-registration is required. Anglers do not need a fishing license to fish during free fishing weekend (June 3-4), but all other regulations apply including bag limit and size restrictions.

Olalla Reservoir is a 120-acre reservoir on Olalla Creek about nine miles northeast of Newport. From Newport, take Hwy. 20 east for approximately six miles, then head north on Olalla Road for about three miles. Parking at Olalla Reservoir is reserved for people launching boats. All other participants will need to park at the Toledo High School and ride the shuttle to Olalla Reservoir.

The shuttle will be running between Toledo High School and the reservoir every 15minutes from 3p.m. Toledo High School is located at 1800 NE Sturdevant Road. There will be signs posted to guide people to the high school from east or westbound Highway 20.

Olalla Reservoir is one of more than 350 water bodies in Oregon that ODFW regularly stocks with trout. Persons interested in fishing can explore many other opportunities by perusing ODFW’s stocking schedules, maps, guides and other resources at ODFW’s website, located at under the “Fishing” tab

 Posted by at 4:39 PM

National Trails Day, June 3rd in Yachats

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May 262017

Cape Perpetua
U.S. Forest Service photos

City of Yachats Trails Committee, Siuslaw National Forest and Oregon Parks and Recreation Department Team Up to Celebrate National Trails Day with Three Free Guided Hikes on June 3rd.

Yachats, Oregon – National Trails Day is a nationwide celebration of America’s magnificent trail system that occurs annually on the first Saturday in June. It features a number of outdoor activities throughout the country designed to promote and celebrate the importance of trails.

In the Yachats area, events will begin at 9 a.m. at the Cape Perpetua Visitor’s Center (22400 Highway 101 S., Yachats, Oregon), with a presentation on trail appreciation and the collaboration involved in creating and maintaining a viable trail system.

Following the presentation three guided hiking opportunities will be offered

· The Discovery Loop is 1.5 miles – a moderate hike up and easy hike down that provides an overview of the bio-diversity of the forest.

· The West Side Trail is a 2-mile loop and an easy to moderate hike. Participants will traverse basalt rocks and will learn about the interplay between the forest and the sea while exploring tide pools and marine life.

· The Amanda Trail is 3 miles one-way and is easy to moderate to difficult; it includes crossing a narrow creek and there is no outlet until 2.2 miles. Participants may drive their vehicles to the start point of the hike located at the top of Cape Perpetua and will be shuttled back to their vehicles at the end of the hike. Participants will learn about local First Nation history and the eye-opening story of Amanda for whom the trail is named.

Hikers should plan to dress in layers, bring a walking stick, carry water and wear good hiking shoes, particularly for the Amanda Trail.

For more information, contact Joanne Kittel ( or 541-547-3144) or visit the Yachats Trails Committee Web site:

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Message to Coast Business Community

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May 262017

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SUV into the trees, milepost 8, on Salmon River Highway

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May 262017

Report of a black SUV off Highway 18 between mileposts 8 and 9. Driver may be trapped in the vehicle. Watch for emergency vehicles.

Fire Captain Jim Kusz is on scene reporting the small black SUV left the road and came to rest on its side between two trees. The 70 year old male driver, who is still trapped in the vehicle, has some abrasions to arm and ankle.

 Posted by at 8:52 AM

A pancake breakfast as yummy as the view in Yachats!

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May 262017

Yachats Lions Club on W. 4th, Yachats

This Sunday, the traditional Memorial Day Yachats Lions Club Pancake Breakfast will feature “all you can eat” Pancakes, Sausage, Ham, Eggs scrambled and great company…all for just seven bucks!

The “Memorial Day” Lions Breakfast is one of many activities bringing people to Yachats from across Oregon for the “Crafts on the Coast 20th Annual Spring Arts & Crafts Festival” The Lions Hall is 1 block west of Highway 101 on 4th St.

All proceeds from this fundraiser supports local community service projects and scholarships to graduating seniors, food pantries, the Pre-school and after school programs of the Yachats Youth and Family program, South Lincoln Resources programs, eyeglasses for children and adults.s

With the motto “WE SERVE,” Yachats Lions Club is celebrating 65 years of service to Yachats and South Lincoln County. The Yachats Lions Thrift Store, across 4th Street from the Yachats Commons, has served our community for more than 40 years.

Lions Clubs International, celebrating it’s 100th Anniversary in July 2017, is the world’s largest service club organization, with a network of 1.3 million men and women in more than 200 countries and geographical locations. We serve where we live, as well as globally, and we have fun doing it.

 Posted by at 8:28 AM