Mar 222014

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Kicking off Spring Break Sunday, March 23, 2 PM at the Newport Performing Arts Center, the Pacific Coast Wind Ensemble will be presenting a potpourri of lively tunes designed to put you in the mood for the coming season. Selections will range from Broadway show medleys (think King and I), a march or two, novelty numbers (how about a tribute to Spike Jones?), a celebration of trolls, plus compelling arrangements of traditional folk songs and classical works.

The concert will be a benefit for CoastWatch and Food Share. CoastWatch is a volunteer program whose membership keeps watch over Oregon’s beaches and headlands, reporting on any changes — natural or man-made — of concern.

Concert attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable items for Food Share.

In addition to the music, there will be drawings for various items — BBQ grills, paintings, gift packs — on display in the lobby. Proceeds from these drawings will go towards funding scholarships for local school musicians.

The Pacific Coast Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Jim Cameron, is a community band of amateur and professional musicians drawing membership from Newport in the north to Florence in the south. Currently there are over 30 members, ranging in age from high school sophomores to the AARP qualified. The band is open to all wind and percussion players without audition.

For further information, contact Eric Bigler at or visit our Facebook and web-site pages (


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Mar 222014

A head-on accident on 101 near Curtis Street, Seal Rock, has fire rescue units enroute to a head on crash. Reports from the scene say there are no injuries, but one vehicle is off the road to the side. One lane of 101 is blocked by the other vehicle.

Watch for emergency vehicles and flaggers.

Emergency responders are on scene.

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Mar 222014
Yachats motto: "We're here because we're not all there" Photographer Ken Gagne shows us why!

Yachats motto:
“We’re here because we’re not all there”
Photographer Ken Gagne shows us why!

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 Posted by at 9:53 AM
Mar 222014

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CSC Head Start in Newport is excited to participate in this year’s Newport Rotary Club Literacy Night on April 30 at Newport Public Library, marking three years participation in this well-attended community event.

Literacy Night is sponsored by the Newport Rotary Club for Newport Head Start children and families. In collaboration with the Newport Public Library and CSC Head Start, the free event promotes literacy and library use. This is a family-focused event, so the whole family is invited and welcomed.

The evening includes a tour of the library, children’s story time, library cards for families who apply, dinner, and art activities. Rotarians prepare and supply the meal for the evening, and act as tour guides. The Rotary club even purchases a children’s book for each of the Newport Head Start families.

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Mar 222014
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Small Scale & Backyard Poultry Operations Workshop
Saturday March 29th, 2014 from 1 pm to 4:00 pm
Toledo Library Meeting Room (downstairs)

Dr. Jim Hermes, OSU Extension Service Poultry Specialist whose research was focused on alternative feeds for small flocks & pastured organic and free range poultry production, will cover topics including hatching eggs, brooding and raising chicks, poultry nutrition, flock and bird health, breeds of poultry, and housing for poultry.

This workshop will cover the ins and outs of raising chickens, turkeys and other poultry and is designed for those interested in raising poultry for eggs or for meat.

Pre-registration $25 and $30 at the door.

Contact (541)574-6534
Lincoln Co Foods, Judy Pelletier
OSU Extension Service Lincoln County
29 SE 2nd St, Newport Oregon 97365

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Mar 222014

Chris Burns Weather

Saturday, Mar. 22nd – Lincoln County

Summary: The full day of sunshine would have been a great hand to bet on yesterday, but it was trumped by a Jack (Frost), cool daytime temperatures and a chilly wind. The high just reached 50F and north winds blew 20-25 with gusts to 30 all afternoon. No precipitation was recorded on the Central Coast. The breeze faded just at sunset so lots of folks flocked to the beaches and headlands for the magnificent view. Clear skies reigned overnight and the mercury dropped to freezing. At daybreak, the sky was crystal blue but we were dealt a frosty hand because the Jack got played again. Hey, Jack, the discard pile is to the north.

Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 54F/38F
Depoe Bay: 50F/32F
Newport: 50F/30F
Waldport: 51F/33F
Yachats: 50F/35F

Forecast: A busy weekend is in store for Central Coast beaches, and part of that is due to the weather. Sunny skies, a high of 55F and lighter north winds will offer added incentive for volunteers to help with today’s beach cleanup; it is also the start of Whale Watch Week; and thousands of visitors will be arriving for Spring Break vacations. Clear and chilly again tonight, low about 35F. Tomorrow, look for more sunshine with light winds and a high near 60F. Outlook is for even warmer on Monday, a solid 60F or a little above, with mostly sunny skies and light southerlies. Then, everything changes. Beginning Monday night we expect to see clouds rapidly thickening and rain developing. More rain on Tuesday, followed by showers and unsettled wet weather through the rest of the week. Breezy at times with highs of 55F and lows of 45F through the extended period.

Travel: At 8:00am, Highways 18, 20 and 34 are open through the Coast Range, well below freezing, and have mostly bare pavement with icy patches through mid-morning. Highway 101 along the Central Coast is dry with icy spots, especially on the headlands. Valley destinations have mostly bare pavement with temps right at freezing and some patches of frost. In the Cascades, highways are about 20F with spots of ice. The freezing level is 4,000 feet rising to 5,000 feet today. Carry chains or traction tires. Outlook for weekend travelers is to expect heavier than normal traffic on Highways 18, 20, 34 and 101 as sunshine and several events draw a gaggle of visitors to the Central Coast. On the pavement itself, Coast Range, Valley and Cascades highways should be dry with spots of ice nights and mornings through tomorrow.

Cascades Snow Pack: Currently 116”, no change since yesterday, or 73% of normal.

Ski Report – New Snow Inches/Total Inches/Condition…
Hoodoo 0/48/Packed Powder
Willamette Pass 0/26/Machine Groomed
Mt Bachelor 0/106/Machine Groomed
Mt Hood Meadows 0/110/Packed Powder
Mt Hood Ski Bowl 0/26/Machine Groomed
Timberline Lodge 0/73/Powder

Marine: Conditions are showing some improvement this morning with NNE winds down to 10-15 knots and seas holding at 6 feet. As of 8:00am, Depoe Bay and Yaquina Bay bars are unrestricted. For today and tonight, N winds 10-15 knots gusting to 20 and lumpy seas 5-6 feet with 4 foot wind waves. Tomorrow may be the best shot for small craft fishermen to get a line wet as NE winds drop to 5-10 knots and seas stay about 7 feet. Outlook is for the breeze to switch to southerly on Monday, 5-10 knots early then building to 15-20 gusting 25 by late afternoon with a westerly swell of 4 feet. Monday night a strong front arrives with gale force gusts up to 35 knots, seas rising to 5-7 feet. Tuesday and Wednesday, SW winds 15-25 knots and wave heights building to 12-15 feet. Snotty the rest of the week with a series of fronts predicted.

On the Beach… Sunny, light winds, surf 5-6 feet (low).
SOLV Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup is today. Details here.
For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
03/21 Fri 10:20 AM 0.31 L
03/21 Fri 04:47 PM 6.45 H
03/21 Fri 10:03 PM 2.71 L
03/22 Sat 04:19 AM 8.32 H

In Short: Clear, warmer, light wind, then wet and unsettled.

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Mar 212014
County Commissioner Bill Hall reading to Newport Head Start students

County Commissioner Bill Hall reading to Newport Head Start students

Enrollment is now open for CSC Head Start in Lincoln County for the 2014-2015 school year.

CSC Head Start provides a free preschool education to Lincoln County children ages three to five years old, offering a nurturing learning environment that includes parents as important resources for their children’s learning.

Head Start has locations in Lincoln City, Newport, and Toledo. Head Start focuses on the “whole child” and includes the child’s educational, health, family, and social needs.

CSC Head Start’s educational program is designed to foster intellectual, social, and emotional growth. It meets the needs of each child and is sensitive to the child’s cultural identity, as well as any health or academic challenges.

Our program emphasizes the importance of the early identification of health problems that might get in the way of a child’s success. Every child has a comprehensive health screening, which includes immunizations; medical, dental and mental health assessments; and nutritional needs.

Parents are an essential part of CSC Head Start. We encourage parents to be actively involved in parent education, program planning, and the daily operation of our sites. Many parents serve as members of policy councils and committees and have a voice in administrative decisions.

Enrollment is based on family income eligibility, needs assessment, and space availability. For more information or to view the application, visit or just click here.

You can also call us or stop by for more information. Se habla Espanol.
Lincoln City: 2130 SE Lee Avenue, 541-996-3028
Toledo: 845 NW “A” Street , 541-336-5113
Newport: 253 NE 1st Street, 541-574-7690


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Mar 212014

Arriving units say the fire is between the Weight Scales and Oceanview Drive.
Said to be a brush and tree fire. Central Coast Fire Rescue is enroute.

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Mar 212014
Veronica Dujon PSU Professor on Human relationships to the Earth's natural resources

Veronica Dujon
PSU Professor on
Human relationships to the Earth’s natural resources


Oregonians are known for a fierce sense of independence and a rugged individuality, qualities long associated with natural resource vocations such as logging, fishing, farming, and ranching. The state is also known for its progressive environmental policies. Our sense of connection to a place informs our values and approaches to conflict over resource and land use in our communities.

This is the focus of “Your Land, My Land: Using and Preserving Oregon’s Natural Resources,” a free conversation with Portland State University professor Veronica Dujon on Friday, March 28 at 6pm in the HMSC Guin Library, 2030 Marine Science Drive in Newport.  This program is hosted by League of Women Voters of Lincoln County and sponsored by Oregon Humanities.

Dujon is associate dean of curriculum development and enrollment management at Portland State University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. She has published widely and is coeditor of the book Understanding the Social Dimension of Sustainability.  Dujon received her bachelor’s degree from the University of the West Indies, Barbados, and her master’s and doctoral degrees in land resources/sociology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. For more information about this free community discussion, or to learn more about the League of Women Voters of Lincoln County please contact Ruth Kistler at 541-574-8145 or

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Mar 212014

Newport Farmers Market Saturday, 10-2, LC Fairgrounds!

Newport Farmers Market
Saturday, 10-2, LC Fairgrounds!

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Newport Farmers Market Open Saturday March 22nd

Did you know that the Newport Farmers Market is 36 years old?! Did you also know that it was ranked among the top 101 Farmers Markets in America? Just click here and see for yourself!

So if you are looking to have a fantastic shopping experience this Saturday, come by the Lincoln County Fairgrounds between 10-2 and see what great offerings vendors have in store for you!

Tomorrow you will find fresh baked pastries, seeds and seedlings, fine glass art, jewelry, artisan cheese, pickles and jams!

The Newport Farmers Market is the place to be! Follow the Rooster & We will see you there!

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