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Clean your clubs, grab your tees… It’s time for Booster Bash X

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Jul 292010
 

Friday the 13th will be a lucky day for students at Lincoln County’s high schools and for golfers who want to have fun and help local kids at the same time!

Aug. 13 is the date for the 10th Booster Bash, the annual fund-raising tournament played at Olalla Valley Golf Course in Toledo. Proceeds go to local high school booster clubs to supplement high school athletics and activities, and support kids involved in those activities.

Sponsored by the Newport High School Booster Club, dollars benefit booster clubs throughout Lincoln County School District. Ask your friends and neighbors to support the local kids by hitting the links with you. As an added boost to your local boosters, you can sponsor a hole, and 100% of those dollars will be sent to your home booster club.

Learn more: http://lincoln.k12.or.us/files/Booster%20Bash%20Brochure.pdf

 Posted by at 8:09 PM

Lincoln County K-12 students to see 6 days cut from their school year which starts Sept. 7.

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Jul 292010
 

When Lincoln County school students begin their new school year September 7th, they’ll get six more holidays than normal. That’s the number of school days the district will have to cut in order to help balance what is still a badly out of kilter 2010-11 school year budget.

Superintendent Tom Rinearson told News Lincoln County that while the kids will be out six days, the teachers will actually be out twelve. They will not have nearly the number of parent conference or in-service training days they’re used to having. Twelve days amounts to a six percent pay cut for the teachers and a 3% reduction in school days for students. The twelve furlough days for teachers was agreed to by the teacher’s union. Continue reading »

 Posted by at 3:18 PM

Voter petition wrap up.

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Jul 292010
 

Secretary of State Kate Brown has announced the final line up of initiative petitions that qualified for the November ballot. The ones that gathered enough valid voter signatures are:

1. Asking whether 15% of state lottery proceeds should continue to go strictly to parks and
watersheds.
2. Asking whether marijuana dispensaries should be state licensed.
3. Asking whether repeat felony sex offenders and DUII drivers should get minimum sentences.
4. Asking whether a non-tribal casino should be built in Multnomah County. Even if passed this
measure would not move forward because a companion petition to change the state
constitution to allow non-tribal gaming did not gather enough signatures.

Measures that did not gather enough signatures:

1. Asking whether an exception to a constitutional ban on non-tribal gaming should be ok’d.
2. Asking whether legislative redistricting procedures should be changed.

 Posted by at 12:48 AM

Lincoln County Commissioners approve pay raise for Sheriff’s employees.

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Jul 282010
 

On a unanimous vote the Lincoln County Commission Wednesday approved pay raises for Sheriff’s Department employees of 2% for fiscal 2010-11, 2.5% for 2011-12 and another 2.5% for 2012-13.. The increases are for the rise in the cost of living of around 7% spanning the next three years. County Commissioners said they approved the pay raises out of deference to Sheriff’s Department employees who gave up pay raises last year along with accepting mandatory time off without pay (furloughs) last year. Continue reading »

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Annual Oregon Coast Aquarium Fundraiser Coming Up!!

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Jul 282010
 

Celebrate the 2010 Jellyfish Jubilee
The third annual Aquarium fundraiser promises a feast for all of the senses

From: Cindy Hanson, Oregon Coast Aquarium

The Oregon Coast Aquarium is preparing for its annual fundraiser Saturday, September 25, 2010 from 6 – 9 pm. The 3rd annual Jellyfish Jubilee; A Celebration of Food and Wine will fill the Aquarium with the aromas, tastes and sounds of exceptional Northwest cuisine, wines, music and a silent auction benefiting the Aquarium’s exhibits and education programs. The all-inclusive event will also provide an opportunity to see the Aquarium’s new Swampland exhibit, which opened Memorial Day weekend, 2010. Continue reading »

 Posted by at 3:54 PM

Big swim meet coming up at Newport Pool

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Jul 282010
 

The annual Seahorse Swim Meet, which has been going on for several decades, is once again being held at the Newport Pool August 6,7 and 8. Somewhere around 250 swimmers from Washington, Oregon, California and Idaho typically attend and compete, bringing with them another 600 family members and friends with them. Good news for our local motels, motels and restaurants.

There is no charge to come watch the meet which will be going on Saturday and Sunday from 10am through about 3pm. Competition categories are the free style, breaststroke, backstroke, and butterfly.

For more information, you can call the pool at 541-265-7770.

 Posted by at 3:32 PM

Head on accident at Otter Crest Loop and 101 north of Depoe Bay. Highway 101 blocked.

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Jul 282010
 

3:06pm Highway 101 should be re-opening shortly. Traffic still being detoured through Otter Crest Loop.

2:50pm
Traffic is being detoured around the wreck. Tow trucks are removing the heavily damaged vehicles.

2:18pm
Emergency first responders are enroute to a head-on traffic crash on 101 at Otter Crest Loop north. Highway 101 is completely blocked.

Crash is between black Chevy Silverado and silver station wagon. Both heavy front end damage. At least one injury. Being transported to PCH.

 Posted by at 2:17 PM

Statewide casino gambling fails to make the ballot.

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Jul 282010
 


The Oregon Secretary of State’s Office reports petitioners trying to qualify a non-Indian gambling casino at a former dog track near Portland failed to gather enough voter signatures. To qualify to ask the voters to override their own state constitution against non-Indian gambling they needed nearly 178,000 voters signatures. They gathered 172,000. Continue reading »

 Posted by at 2:08 PM

Outdated woodstoves must be removed before home is sold effective August 1.

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Jul 282010
 

From Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Oregon’s new woodstove law, designed to protect homebuyers and clear the air of unnecessary wood smoke pollution, takes effect on August 1st. The 2009 Oregon Legislature passed Senate Bill 102, which was later signed into law by Governor Kulongoski, requires the removal and decommissioning of any uncertified woodstove or insert from a home when it is sold. These uncertified stoves and inserts were manufactured prior to 1986, before emissions certification was required to control smoke from these devices. Residential wood burning is a significant source of air pollution, including fine particulate and air toxics.

For more information about this requirement, please visit http://www.deq.state.or.us/aq/burning/woodstoves/heatSmart.htm

 Posted by at 1:10 PM