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Sep 142014
 
Big green waves in Yachats Ken Gagne photo

Big green waves in Yachats
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 Posted by at 7:40 PM
Sep 142014
 

5:35pm
North Lincoln Fire is responding to a report of a fire under the Widow Creek Bridge at Highway 18 in the Rose Lodge area. Reporting party said the smoke was coming from under the bridge and may be the result of some teen-agers seen leaving the area, or it could also be a transient fire.

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 Posted by at 5:42 PM
Sep 142014
 

3:45pm
North Lincoln Fire is enroute to a report of a smoldering log from somebody’s beach fire in the day use area of Roads End Park Beach.

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 Posted by at 3:50 PM
Sep 142014
 
Help find "Max" the Pug.  Not his picture but it's close.  Call 541-270-1858

Help find “Max” the Pug. Not his picture but it’s close. Call 541-270-1858

Max the Pug got away from his babysitter today in Newport near 11th and 101. And the babysitter is anxious to find him.

Max is a 20 pound light tan colored Pug with a curly tale. He does have a collar.

If you see him or can corner him somewhere please call 541-270-1858.

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 Posted by at 1:37 PM
Sep 142014
 
Food Share of Lincoln County

Food Share of Lincoln County

We Want Your Bread!

September is National Hunger Action Month. Previously called Hunger Awareness Month, the name of the campaign was changed to encourage people to take action to help end hunger in America.

Food Share of Lincoln County will be holding a bread drive, in support of this campaign, on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM to collect donations from the community. The location is the Food Share of Lincoln County Warehouse at 535 NE 1st Street in Newport.

While we receive generous donations from our local retailers, our food pantries are short of sliced bread to provide to our clients. A loaf of wholesome sliced bread can make many sandwiches to feed children and family members, thus stretching the food supply.

Please consider buying an extra loaf or two of wholesome sliced bread and bring it by between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM on the 20th. Since bread can be frozen, we are hoping we will receive enough donated bread to sustain our pantries and partner agencies for a couple of months.

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You can sample an Italian bread salad (Panzanella) made with summer vegetables such as cucumbers, tomatoes and peppers. And if you are interested, you can also tour our facility to see how we distribute food to our pantries and partner agencies throughout the county.

If you cannot attend our drive on September 20th, please consider making a monetary donation. You can mail a check to us at 535 NE 1st Street, Newport, OR 97365, or you can go to our website to donate via credit card. http://www.foodsharelincolncounty.org/volunteering/we-want-your-bread/

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Food Share of Lincoln County is a regional food bank, part of the Oregon Food Bank network, which supplies donated and USDA commodity foods to affiliated emergency food pantries, soup kitchens, and other assistance agencies in Lincoln County. To make a donation, to volunteer, or for information on any of our programs, contact Food Share at 541-265-8578 or go to our website at http://www.foodsharelincolncounty.org/

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 Posted by at 11:41 AM
Sep 142014
 
The Jaws Ken Gagne photo

The Jaws
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Photographs Sought
for 11th Annual
2015 Newport Calendar

Newport LAZERQUICK is now seeking photographs for its 2015 Newport Calendar. The scenic calendar features memorable and unique images celebrating Newport’s scenery and personality by local photographers.

Landscape format color photographs must have been taken by the submitting photographer. Please limit photos to five. “Remember these are for a calendar,” said Reed. “All images must be of good quality and high resolution and show Newport from a distinct perspective.”

Photos may be submitted in .jpg or .tif format on a cd, emailed to print@lazerrose.com or uploaded to our ftp site https://www.hightail.com/u/NewportLazerquick . Include your name, email, phone or way to contact you. If you have a caption, please include.

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“Remember these are for a calendar,” said Reed. “All images must be of good quality and high resolution and show Newport from a distinct perspective.”

Photographers whose work is selected will receive 2 copies of the completed calendar. Deadline for submission is October 31, 2015. The photographers will retain all copyright privileges to their own photograph and are providing Newport LAZERQUICK a one time use of their photo for the 2015 calendar.

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This is the eleventh year Lazerquick will publish the calendar. Reed said, “We’re very happy and proud to publish this calendar. They’re popular as gifts. The photographs are printed on acid free cover paper and are works of art. They can be framed after using the calendar. People tell us they love to show their friends and family this beautiful place where we live.” There are two versions available, one with local events that are scheduled and the other without.

The calendar will be ready for purchase November 28 and will sell for $15.00 at LAZERQUICK, 145-C North Coast Highway, Newport 97365, in the JC Center at the junction of Highways 101 and 20. The calendar can be ordered by calling 541.265.6425 or online. There is a $5.00 shipping charge if necessary.

Contact:
Rose Reed
LAZERQUICK Newport
145-C North Coast Highway, Newport, Oregon 97365
541.265.6425

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 Posted by at 11:38 AM
Sep 142014
 
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Waldport High School
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WHS Teacher Seeks Small Engine Donations

Do you have an old riding lawn mower or pieces and parts that are gathering dust or turning to rust? Consider donating them to the shop class at Waldport High School.

WHS shop teacher Daniel Wirick will be teaching a new unit on small engines and drive trains. Students who participate in this program have the potential opportunity to earn college credit and take the Equipment and Engine Training Council certification exam in small engines.

Wirick says he will gladly accept donations of riding lawn mowers and/or parts, running or non-running, any time during the next three months. To schedule a pickup or drop off, call the school at 541-563-3243 weekdays between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

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 Posted by at 11:34 AM
Sep 142014
 

Chris Burns Weather

Sunday, September 14th – Lincoln County

Summary: Locals often remark that the ‘shoulder months’ of May and September (see Weather Factoid below) have the best weather on the Central Coast. We’re not making that up, either, as evidenced by yesterday’s Goldilocks conditions. A light north-northwest sea breeze from 10:00am to 5:00pm capped high temperatures mostly in the 60s with a couple of 70s in the mix, and no precipitation was recorded. Sunshine prevailed all day for beach bashes, happy hikes, fantastic fishing, you name it. Not a cloud in the sky through the evening and overnight; the mercury dipped to around 50F, except in the Banana Belt around Lincoln City. This morning, it was clear and calm.

Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 71F/57F
Depoe Bay: 67F/50F
Newport: 70F/45F
Waldport: 66F/49F
Yachats: 64F/50F

Forecast: Bare shoulders will be part of the wardrobe again today for the Lincoln City and Yachats Farmers Markets as temperatures top out at 70F or so this afternoon in full-on sunshine and light winds. A sluggish change begins tonight with some patchy fog possible and lows about 50F. Tomorrow, there’s a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon, but still mostly sunny and 65-70F. Outlook is for increasing chances of drizzle and cloudier skies Tuesday, cooler, high 60-65F and light southerly winds. Wednesday we’re up to a 50-50 chance of some rain followed by showers later in the week, but back to shoulder season weather next weekend.

Travel: A Red Flag Warning is in effect for all of Northwest Oregon from the Coast Range to the Cascades until 8:00pm tonight. Highway 18 Business is closed for construction through the weekend about 2 miles east of Willamina, which may cause some delays on the main stretch of Highway 18 through that area. In the Coast Range today, mostly sunny and 80-90F. Valley destinations will have sunny skies with highs of 85-90F. For the Cascades, sunny; the freezing level is at 14,000 feet. Outlook for weekend travelers is clear skies, hot temperatures and dry pavement.

Marine: It is calm and seas are about 4 feet at 8 seconds this morning. As of 8:00am, Depoe Bay and Yaquina Bay bars are unrestricted. Looks like another terrific day for chasing salmon and tuna as NE winds stay below 10 knots today and the swell subsides to about 2 feet. Tonight, the breeze plays around in the southerly quarter of the compass, 5 knots, and seas remain low at 2 feet. S to SE wind tomorrow at 5 knots with a very long period swell of 2 feet at 23 seconds. Outlook is for southerlies of 10-15 knots Tuesday through Thursday, seas building to 4-5 feet. Patchy fog, drizzle, showers and thunderstorms are possible throughout the extended period.

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On the Beach… Sunny, light breeze, surf 2 feet (low).
* A reminder for people from the hot Valley coming to the cool Coast to escape the heat; the ocean and area rivers are very cold and swimming in them can quickly lead to hypothermia and drowning.
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
Tides
09/14 Sun 10:32 AM 2.63 L
09/14 Sun 04:45 PM 8.28 H
09/14 Sun 11:40 PM 0.54 L
09/15 Mon 06:18 AM 6.37 H

In Short: Mainly clear, light winds, warm, then cloudier with rain showers midweek.

Weather Factoid: Why do May and September often have the nicest weather on the Central Coast? Simple; they are in the ‘tween seasons periods. In May, the ferocious Winter storms are toast but the typical Summer pattern has yet to mature. So, lots of sunshine and light winds. At the other end of Summer in September, the large Pacific High responsible for the cool and blustery northwest winds every afternoon and evening unravels. We still get the sunny days but the driving force for the strong sea breeze is seriously weakened.

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 Posted by at 8:08 AM
Sep 132014
 

7:30pm
Yachats flFire Rescue is on scene of an outdoor burn that put a lot of smoke in the air in the 6500 bock of Highway 101. Yachats Fire says there will be a lot of smoke coming across 101 as it is being put out.

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 Posted by at 7:41 PM
Sep 132014
 

Good Samaritans to the rescue - saved men and their boat...

Good Samaritans to the rescue – saved men and their boat…
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Two men in a small pleasure craft who were fishing near the jaws of the Alsea River, got into trouble early this evening, capsized possibly by a big wave coming through.

Several other fishermen motored over to help. One boat got the fishermen. Another got a line around the bow of the stricken craft and towed it back to the Port of Alsea docks.

Reports from the scene say nobody was hurt.

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 Posted by at 5:07 PM