Sep 012014
Seal Rock Water District Office Really nice place to work!

Seal Rock Water District Office
Really nice place to work!

Seal Rock Water District is looking for a new Accounts Receivable/Utility Billing Clerk!

Full Time: 40 hours/week (M-F 7:30am-4:00pm)
Salary: $13.44 – $19.03/hour D.O.E. (benefit pkg)

Applicant must complete SRWD application & supplemental application. The employer has requested that WorkSource Oregon (state employment office, Newport) pre-screen all applicants for this position. Please contact your local WorkSource Oregon office if you wish to apply for this job.

Applications available from Oregon State Employment Division, 120 NE Avery, Newport, OR 97365, 541-265-8891.

Applications must be returned to Oregon State Employment Division on or before September 30, 2014 at 4:00pm.

For more information on these and other employment opportunities go to, or just click here. Or you can always click on the CLC ads on the sides of this webpage. By the way, there are a number of garage and yard sales this weekend, so check those out too on Classifieds Lincoln County.

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Sep 012014
Newport needs lifeguards!

Newport needs lifeguards!

From City of Newport

The Newport Swimming Pool is hiring lifeguards. Must be able to swim 300 yards and complete a lifeguard training course. (Provided once you are hired).

Pay starts at $9.64 hr, is part time, and must be able to work evenings and some weekends. Open to all applicants. Must be at least 15 years old but we also hire retired or someone looking to supplement hours with a second job. Great position working for the City of Newport!

For more information please call 541-265-7770 and ask for Kathy or Heather, or you can visit the City web site at, print out a City job application and bring it to the pool.

For more information on these and other employment opportunities go to, or just click here. Or you can always click on the CLC ads on the sides of this webpage. By the way, there are a number of garage and yard sales this weekend, so check those out too on Classifieds Lincoln County.

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Sep 012014
South Beach beach walk as summer winds down...

South Beach beach walk as summer winds down…
Julie Sachetti photo

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 Posted by at 1:38 PM
Sep 012014

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From Oregon State Police

Oregon State Police (OSP) and the Lincoln County Medical Examiner are continuing the investigation to confirm the cause of death of a 70-year old Charleston man Sunday while he was on a fishing trip in the Pacific Ocean. Initial investigation indicates he may have died from natural causes.

On August 31, at 7:47 a.m., two OSP troopers were dispatched to the Yaquina Bay Coast Guard (USCG) Station in Newport to meet USCG personnel while a boat was returning from the Pacific Ocean with a deceased adult male. At approximately 12:31 p.m., the fishing vessel “Carolyn Ruth” arrived at the station.

Initial investigation indicates the boat’s captain and EUGENE ELMER COMPTON, age 70, from Charleston, left port on August 30 at approximately 3:00 p.m. to go fishing about 25 miles off shore. Later that evening, COMPTON indicated he wasn’t feeling well and went to bed. According to the boat’s captain, COMPTON reportedly got up during the middle of the night and was found deceased later that morning after the captain awoke.

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 Posted by at 1:23 PM
Sep 012014
Kerry Terrel photo

Kerry Terrel photo


Kerry Terrel’s photo of the American flag with a SETTING sun shining through it seems uncomfortably poignant. Labor Day was established to celebrate the labor movement which created, through the growth of unions, the 40 hour work week, weekends off, overtime pay, paid vacations and other benefits for many jobs.

But over the past twenty years, especially, union membership has fallen like a rock, wages across the economy for those “doing labor” have stagnated or even fallen, and the whole concept of organizing to put pressure on owners and management to preserve workers’ “fair share” of the profits has all but evaporated. Most people who have little more than their labor to offer are counting themselves lucky just to have a job.

Having said all that, let’s also acknowledge computerized automation in manufacturing processes, the exportation of a large portion of the U.S. manufacturing sector and couple those with the skyrocketing cost of college or university training and education and you get a perfect recipe for a rapid decline in lifestyles for those who fall into the abyss.

The labor playing field has changed – and that change is accelerating. To turn that around our public education system needs to be geared to not only the basic three R’s but also to the big “G” – “Global.”

America is losing the global race to other countries that have already realized that the future looks not just a little or even moderately different from the past, but completely different. It means that we’ve got to spend less time yelling “USA! USA! USA!” and get busy mastering the obvious – that our children are not “costs” – they are our country’s most precious asset. EVERY CHILD requires more than they’re getting from our public schools. EVERY CHILD needs to be assessed and nurtured academically so that the VAST MAJORITY of them graduate high school with job skills that will be relevant for more than three years. EVERY CHILD needs access to a college or university education – and that such access is not poo poo’d by naysayers who claim to know who is or isn’t “college material.”

The future belongs to countries smart enough to realize what it takes to be a successful part a global whole. Countries that provide educational nurturing and uplifting support to their children are going to continue to outcompete the U.S. as long as the U.S. considers higher education a “luxury” rather than a fundamental pathway to a life worth living and an American way of life worth protecting and preserving.

If we don’t make job training and higher education more affordable for our children, or even free as some leading countries do, then we will continue to see America slip farther and farther down the ladder of innovation and prosperity.

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 Posted by at 11:27 AM
Sep 012014
Have you seen Jack? Call 541-336-4748

Have you seen Jack?
Call 541-336-4748

Little Jack went missing yesterday from its home near Criteser Loop. If you have seen Jack, please call his very worried family at 541-336-4748.

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 Posted by at 10:47 AM
Sep 012014
Boat recovery underway in Newport

Boat recovery underway in Newport

Looks like Road and Driveway got the job of recovering a 24 foot pleasure boat that sank a mile off the Newport jetties a few days ago. All four aboard were rescued by the Coast Guard. No word on what caused the boat to take on water. No injuries were reported.

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 Posted by at 10:20 AM
Sep 012014
Cascade Head Archive photo

Cascade Head
Archive photo

The Nature Conservancy invites anyone interested in preserving Cascade Head Preserve to participate in a volunteer work party taking place on Saturday, September 20th. Located near Lincoln City, Cascade Head is a coastal promontory overlooking the Pacific Ocean that provides critical habitat for native prairie grasses, rare wildflowers, the threatened Oregon Silverspot butterfly and the Cascade Head catchfly.

We will be removing invasive blackberry at this work party. The work party includes a four to five-mile roundtrip hike with elevation gain and may require volunteers to hike off trail and stand on uneven ground while working. Please bring hiking shoes, a daypack, lunch and snacks, a full water bottle, layers of clothing to be prepared for any weather–including raingear and a hat and sunscreen. Also bring gloves, if you have them–if not, we have gloves for you to borrow.

Registration is required. For more information or to register, please contact (503) 802-8100, or the alternate contact; Debbie Pickering at (541) 994-5564.

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 Posted by at 9:29 AM
Sep 012014

Chris Burns Weather

Monday, September 1st – Lincoln County

Summary: The tail end of our recent weather system kept skies mostly cloudy yesterday, at least until early evening when lots of blue broke through. Winds were light out of the east and high temps stayed in the 60s; Yachats had the warmest reading at 69F. The sunset was little hampered by a few clouds and the sky remained mostly clear overnight. At daybreak, a light east wind was holding the majority of marine clouds and thicker fog at bay offshore, though it was hazy along the beach.

Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 68F/55F
Depoe Bay: 64F/53F
Newport: 64F/52F
Waldport: 63F/50F
Yachats: 69F/53F

Central Coast Precipitation Stats…
August 2014: 0.63”
August Norm: 1.02”
So Far 2014: 33.03”
Annual Norm: 69.57”

Forecast: We’ll wrap up the holiday weekend with the sunniest day of the bunch. For those who want to spend Labor Day not working but happily planted in a lawn chair, mostly sunny skies are expected, the thermometer rises to 65-70F and northwest winds of 5-15 mph this afternoon, gusting to 20 by evening. Increasing clouds tonight, low of 55F. Tomorrow, look for mostly sunny skies, windy late in the day and a high of 65F. Outlook is for more Summer with mainly sunny days, partly cloudy nights, patchy fog, seasonal temperatures and gusty northwest winds through Wednesday. A pattern of northeasterly offshore wind flow is setting up for late in the week, which could produce warmer temps of 70F or even a little higher on Thursday and Friday.

Travel: Heavier than normal traffic and some delays are possible on Central Coast highways through this evening due to the Labor Day weekend. In the Coast Range today, sunny and 75-85F. Valley destinations will have sunny skies with highs of 75-85F. For the Cascades, sunny; the freezing level is at 14,000 feet. Outlook for holiday travelers is clear and dry through tonight.

Marine: It is nearly calm across local waters this morning and seas are 4 feet at 8 seconds. Depoe Bay and Yaquina Bay bars are unrestricted. Heads up if you’re headed out fishing today as a Small Craft Advisory for winds goes into effect this afternoon and runs through late tonight. Gusty N winds 15 knots are expected by midday, but rising to 15-20 knots gusting 25 by this evening; combined choppy seas building to 6 feet. Tomorrow, northerlies 10-15 knots gusting 20, a NW swell of 5 feet and windwaves 3 feet. Outlook is for N winds 20-25 knots and combined short-period seas 4-6 feet through Friday.

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On the Beach… Patchy fog, sunshine, breezy, surf 2-4 feet (low).
*Gray whale viewing has been terrific at Yaquina Head, Depoe Bay, Boiler Bay and other areas where you can see these leviathans up close from shore. Whale-watching charters have also been offering phenomenal encounters.
* The Water Contact Advisory remains in effect for Devils Lake in Lincoln City until further notice.
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
09/01 Mon 10:49 AM 2.93 L
09/01 Mon 05:16 PM 7.92 H
09/02 Tue 12:21 AM 1.11 L
09/02 Tue 06:53 AM 5.73 H

In Short: Patchy fog, mostly clear, windy, then more Summer.

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 Posted by at 8:08 AM
Aug 312014
Tim Waonze Flute Player with Chandler Davis Sept 13, 12-3pm Cafe Mundo

Tim Waonze
Flute Player with Chandler Davis Sept 13, 12-3pm
Cafe Mundo

Summer drumming building to a crescendo in Nye Beach

Summer will end as it began in Newport’s historic oceanfront Nye Beach neighborhood — with the beat of hand drums and the song of wooden flutes.

The season finale of the Fourth Annual Nye Beach Second Saturday Summer Celebration & Drum Jam, on Saturday [September 13], from noon to 3:00 p.m.(rain or shine), in the Courtyard at Café Mundo, will feature Thunder & Lightness Duo percussionist Chandler Davis along with a special guest Native American flute player.

Tim Fields-Lardie, a well know performer and flute maker in Eugene and Lane County, will be filling in for Mary-Beth Nickel, the usual Native American flute player with the duo, who has family commitments. Fields-Lardie — of Lakota, Huron, and Celtic descent — performs under his Indian name, Waonze (Grizzly Bear). He was a compelling presence, along with Nickel, at the First Annual Waldport Native American Flute Concert in June and played with Thunder & Lightness at the Yachats River Valley Farm Tour on August 24.

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