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2:54pm
A traffic crash has just occurred on Highway 20, milepost 5 near the Dahl Disposal turn off, just west of the Dairy Queen. Watch for emergency responders.

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NOAA/Hatfield Marine Science Center, South Beach

NOAA/Hatfield Marine Science Center, South Beach
Ken Gagne

Newport, Oregon will host the NW Marine Technology Summit on October 20-22.
From Marine Technology Summit

Lincoln County is uniquely positioned to be a key player in the emerging Maritime or “Blue” Economy, given its abundant ocean resources and supporting marine businesses and infrastructure. In recent years, there have been over a
billion dollars of investment in ocean observing technologies on the Oregon coast alone. Now is the time to plan strategically—not only about developing new innovations in marine technology, but also about the leading role that Lincoln County will play in the Blue Economy.

The NW Marine Technology Summit, hosted by the Marine Technology Society (MTS), provides a venue for the Northwest’s marine science community to converge and consider new, collaborative opportunities and possibilities related to innovating around BlueTech and creating BlueTech jobs in Lincoln County. It convenes at the Best Western Plus Agate Beach Inn October 20th-22nd in Newport and features a variety of session topics, private receptions at the Oregon Coast Aquarium and Hatfield Marine Science Center, keynote speakers, and more. Funds raised from the conference will go toward MTS Oregon’s outreach programs, including their college scholarship program.

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The plenary session will include a report on the marine science economy in the Northwest region given by Oregon State University’s Gil Sylvia. It will also include a report on various marine technologies being applied in the Northwest region from Robert Cowen of Hatfield Marine Science Center.

The NW Marine Technology Summit will provide opportunities for businesses, researchers, and students to learn more about key blue sector interest areas, visit with local technological innovators, and network with like-minded individuals. Featured sessions include: UAV’s and drones, underwater optics and vision systems, innovations in underwater communications, ROVs and submersibles, new sensors, and more. In addition, there will be a track focused on the state of the NW marine science economy.

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The Summit will host two internationally recognized speakers! Michael Jones, President of San Diego’s The Maritime Alliance, will present a keynote address on promoting BlueTech and BlueTech Jobs. Rob McCallum is Founding Partner of EYOS Expeditions, the former General Manager of Deep Ocean Expeditions, and a CNN Analyst. Rob’s photographic talk is entitled Abyssal Adventures: allowing the common man to explore ‘Inner Space.’ It will cover explorations of the Titanic, Bismarck, and Deepsea Challenge.

The full agenda for the summit: Click here.

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12:45pm

Tree down in the one way portion of Otter Crest Loop! Watch out!

Crews on their way to remove it.

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Haulin’ for Hunger!

Lincoln County sanitation haulers are asking for donations of non-perishable food items to help local residents in need. This year’s drive is October 6th through the 10th and benefits Food Share – major distributor for food to the needy.

“We’re trying to do our part to help hungry families, and our customers have supported this drive through their generous donations.” said Gretchen Ammerman of North Lincoln Sanitary Service who coordinates this campaign in concert with Thompson Sanitary Service and Dahl Disposal Service.

Participants can leave donations on top of or next to their trash cart on their regular service day or bring them into the office of the garbage and recycling hauler in their area. Food collected through the drive will go to the local pantry or the Food Share Warehouse located at 535 NE 1st Street in Newport. “This time of year, our food supply is low so food drives are extremely helpful to ensure we have enough on our shelves to distribute to our clients,” said Nancy Mitchell of Food Share.

Food Share of Lincoln County distributes food to pantries located in Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Newport, Waldport, Siletz and Toledo, and various partner agencies throughout the county. For more information about Food Share of Lincoln County, call 541-265-8578 or visit http:/www.foodsharelincolncounty.org/

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Fall is knocking on the coast... Ken Gagne

Fall is knocking on the coast…
Ken Gagne

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Daniel Zwicker, 58 Missing since early September.  Drives Highway 20 a lot.

Daniel Zwicker, 58
Missing since early September. Drives Highway 20 a lot.

Salem Police are asking everyone to be on the look out for Daniel Zwicker, 58 of Salem, who has been missing for nearly a month.

Zwicker has not been seen since early of September. He is a diabetic and has a history of diabetic comas.

Zwicker has homes in both Salem and Newport. He usually uses Highway 20 to travel between the two cities. He drives a red 2012 Toyota Prius with Oregon plates reading 4ZWICK.

Police say his bank has not recorded any credit or debit card transactions since his disappearance.

Anyone with information about Zwicker’s whereabouts or his Toyota Prius is asked to call Det. Corporal Jake Burke at (503) 540-2463.

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Chris Burns Weather

Tuesday, September 23rd – Lincoln County

Summary: Unfolding like an uncanny albeit well-directed play, the first raindrops debuted on the Central Coast stage on cue, precisely as we switched from Summer to Fall at 7:29pm last evening. That came after Summer made a brief farewell appearance, piercing the overcast with a few sunbreaks during the midday act. High temperatures were in the mid-60s following overnight lows in the upper-50s; precipitation amounts varied, with Lincoln City receiving the most. Southwest winds stayed moderate, never reaching above 20 mph. Cloud cover and showers lasted through the night with the heaviest rain occurring between 4:00am and 6:00am. At daybreak, there were lingering rain showers and a light south wind.

Past 24 Hours High/Low/Rain…
Lincoln City: 66F/59F/0.15”
Depoe Bay: 64F/58F/0.06”
Newport: 64F/59F/0.05”
Waldport: 63F/58F/0.01”
Yachats: 64F/59F/0.02”

Forecast: Autumn may be up for a Tony Award after its anticipated show tonight. While it starts off showery today, the first full day of Fall is expected to deliver a stunning performance beginning late this afternoon when the southerly breeze kicks up to 20-25 mph gusting to 35. By tonight, the south wind rises to 30-40 mph with gusts to 55 possible along the beaches and headlands; and, heavy rain on the order of 1-2 inches is projected. For tomorrow, showers will highlight the encore along with breezy conditions – sou’westers 20-25 mph gusting to 40. Outlook is unsettled. Showers remain in the forecast through the weekend, but some sunshine may also be on the bill Saturday and Sunday. More rain enters from stage-west next week.

Travel: Heavy rain tonight may result in localized urban flooding, especially in areas of Northwest Oregon where wildfires have left burn scars. Roads located below burned slopes could be at risk for rapidly moving landslides. Motorists are urged to use caution on all roadways over the next few days. Given the long period of dry weather that has preceded this storm, residual oil and grease on the road surfaces will likely become quite slick at the onset of the heavy rain. In the Coast Range today, showers and 65-75F. Valley destinations will be mostly cloudy with highs of 70-75F. For the Cascades, showers; the freezing level is at 8,000 feet.

Marine: S winds are 15-20 knots and seas are steep, 6 feet at 7 seconds this morning. As of 7:00am, Depoe Bay bar had not reported in. Yaquina Bay bar is unrestricted. Batten down the hatches. A Small Craft Advisory for winds is in effect through this afternoon when it gets upgraded to a Gale Watch for this evening. S winds rising to 20-25 knots today with a 6 foot W swell and 5 foot windwaves. Tonight, the southerlies rise to 25-30 knots gusting 40 and combined rough seas of 13-15 feet develop. Seas as high as 17-19 feet are projected for tomorrow accompanied by S winds 20-25 knots gusting to 35. Outlook is for southerlies 20-25 knots and seas subsiding to 12 feet on Thursday. SW winds 15-20 knots Friday, seas down to 9 feet. And for Saturday, look for a light NW breeze of 10 knots, swells 8 feet with a 2 foot chop on top.

On the Beach… Showers, becoming very windy, surf 5-6 feet (moderate).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
Tides
09/23 Tue 06:19 AM 0.98 L
09/23 Tue 12:35 PM 7.85 H
09/23 Tue 06:40 PM 1.17 L
09/24 Wed 12:49 AM 7.68 H

In Short: Showers, stormy, heavy rain, then more showers.

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Sep 232014
 

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Classifieds Lincoln County would like to welcome Bayshore Realty to our site. We would like to thank Michelle Putman, Sharon Rotty and Paul Cohen for their support. If you are looking to buy or sell a home in Lincoln County, please contact them at 541-563-3161.

Meanwhile, if you have items you would like to sell or are looking to buy, please visit Classifieds Lincoln County by clicking on our ads on NewsLincolnCounty.com or go to Classifiedslincolncounty.com. If you have a business that may benefit by advertising your products on our site, please contact Craig Putman at 541-270-4565 for information.

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Moolack Beach Christian Flores Munoz

Moolack Beach
Christian Flores Munoz

Spaceship Sun making a landing on the horizon. Julie Sacchetti photo

Spaceship Sun making a landing on the horizon.
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Woods Walking with  Kerry Terrel

Woods Walking with
Kerry Terrel

Alsea Falls  kerry Terrel photo

Alsea Falls
Kerry Terrel photo

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