Message to Coast Business Community

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May 262017
 

Every business owner needs to know that they’re doing everything they can to improve their bottom line. Part of that job is smart and effective advertising. NewsLincolnCounty.com should be part of that effort. NewsLincolnCounty.com reaches far, far more people in the county than any local weekly newspaper – 8 to 10 times more readers and we have the Google Analytics to prove it.

So why advertise once a week when your business can be advertised EVERY DAY, 24/7 for a FRACTION of what you pay an out-of-town owned weekly newspaper?

NewsLincolnCounty.com now offers a two tiered advertising program that will keep your business top of mind when our readers need a product or service. Our ad rates are very affordable because we’re not feeding a substantial amount of profits to corporate headquarters half-way across the country. And what’s even better, you can advertise month to month, half-a-year or year round. It’s YOUR choice because it’s YOUR business.

So shoot us an email for all the details. Dave@NewsLincolnCounty.com

 Posted by at 11:53 AM

SUV into the trees, milepost 8, on Salmon River Highway

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May 262017
 

8:40am
Report of a black SUV off Highway 18 between mileposts 8 and 9. Driver may be trapped in the vehicle. Watch for emergency vehicles.

8:55am
Fire Captain Jim Kusz is on scene reporting the small black SUV left the road and came to rest on its side between two trees. The 70 year old male driver, who is still trapped in the vehicle, has some abrasions to arm and ankle.

 Posted by at 8:52 AM

A pancake breakfast as yummy as the view in Yachats!

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May 262017
 

Yachats Lions Club on W. 4th, Yachats

This Sunday, the traditional Memorial Day Yachats Lions Club Pancake Breakfast will feature “all you can eat” Pancakes, Sausage, Ham, Eggs scrambled and great company…all for just seven bucks!

The “Memorial Day” Lions Breakfast is one of many activities bringing people to Yachats from across Oregon for the “Crafts on the Coast 20th Annual Spring Arts & Crafts Festival” The Lions Hall is 1 block west of Highway 101 on 4th St.

All proceeds from this fundraiser supports local community service projects and scholarships to graduating seniors, food pantries, the Pre-school and after school programs of the Yachats Youth and Family program, South Lincoln Resources programs, eyeglasses for children and adults.s

With the motto “WE SERVE,” Yachats Lions Club is celebrating 65 years of service to Yachats and South Lincoln County. The Yachats Lions Thrift Store, across 4th Street from the Yachats Commons, has served our community for more than 40 years.

Lions Clubs International, celebrating it’s 100th Anniversary in July 2017, is the world’s largest service club organization, with a network of 1.3 million men and women in more than 200 countries and geographical locations. We serve where we live, as well as globally, and we have fun doing it.

 Posted by at 8:28 AM

Drumming up some good stuff…

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May 262017
 

Drumming up fun around Newport


Friday, JUNE 2

Chandler Davis & Friends, Traditional Percussion — Eighth annual Itty Bitty Art Show opening features scaled down fine art, light refreshments, and multicultural traditional and indigenous rhythms with the Newport Drum Circle’s Chandler Davis and friends. 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the artist owned For Artsake Gallery, 258 NW Coast St., in the historic, oceanfront Nye Beach district of Newport, 541-574-9070.

Tuesday, JUNE 6

Newport Community Drum Circle — The long-running, free, and family friendly Newport Drum Circle is back on its twice-monthly summer schedule, meeting first and third Tuesday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the enclosed gazebo at Don Davis Park, across from the Performing Arts Center. All ages and skill levels welcome, loaner instruments available. Drug, alcohol, and smoke free. Contact chandler@chandlerdavis.com or 541-272-4615.

Saturday, JUNE 10

Nye Beach Second Saturday Summer Celebration — 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Seventh annual summer-long Nye Beach Second Saturday Summer Celebration features traditional World Beat music by the Thunder & Lightness drum and Native American flute ensemble, Ocean Thunder drummers, and special musical guests. Rain or shine on the outdoor theater stage in the Courtyard at Café Mundo. Free, family friendly, all ages welcome. Contact chandler@chandlerdavis.com or 541-272-4615.

Tuesday, JUNE 20

Newport Community Drum Circle — The long-running, free, and family friendly Newport Drum Circle is back on its twice-monthly summer schedule, meeting first and third Tuesday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the enclosed gazebo at Don Davis Park, across from the Performing Arts Center. All ages and skill levels welcome, loaner instruments available. Drug, alcohol, and smoke free. Contact chandler@chandlerdavis.com or 541-272-4615.

 Posted by at 8:17 AM

Weather or Not: The Perfect Storm

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May 262017
 

Friday, May 26th – Lincoln County

Summary: Sunny with a moderate sea breeze yesterday, mainly clear overnight.

Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 61F/50F/27mph/0.00”
Depoe Bay: 60F/45F/24mph/0.00”
Newport: 57F/43F/25mph/0.00”
Waldport: 57F/47F/20mph/0.00”
Yachats: 60F/48F/21mph/0.00”

Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: unlimited
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: E 5 mph/Altimeter: 29.95”

Forecast: There’ll be a lot of visitors around the Central Coast this weekend with a ‘perfect storm’ of circumstances developing. Hot temperatures in the Valley and cool temperatures here, mild ocean conditions allowing boaters to head offshore for their first fishing trips of the season, and the Memorial Day holiday will combine to bring many thousands of people to the area. And to boot, lots of sunshine is projected every day through Monday. High temperatures are expected to peak around 60F each afternoon and dip to about 50F overnight. Outlook is for that scenario to continue into Tuesday or Wednesday when we’ll see increasing clouds, then a chance of showers on Thursday. Temps remain just a little below average with highs of 55-60F and lows near 50F.

wxon-twitterBe sure to follow Weather or Not’s Twitter feed to keep current on the latest conditions. You’ll get updated travel info and notification of any new advisories, watches or warnings. Follow @chrisburnswx.

Travel: Expect heavier than normal traffic along the Central Coast from this afternoon through Monday evening; allow extra time for travel. In the Coast Range this morning, highways are bare, temps 40-45F. Willamette Valley roads are dry, thermometer readings 50-55F. The Columbia River Gorge has dry pavement, temperatures 50-55F. For the Cascades, highways are dry this morning, 35-45F, the snow level is 9,000 feet.

* Outlook for holiday weekend travelers is bare pavement at all elevations including the Coast Range and Cascades through Monday night; the free air freezing level remains well above the passes at 10,000-13,000 feet.

* An interactive map of the latest Northwest/Central Oregon travel weather is available here. Also, motorists should always visit ODOT’s TripCheck before hitting the road.

Marine: Winds are NE 5-10 knots gusting 15 this morning with seas 9 feet at 10 seconds. Winds will remain below Small Craft Advisory criteria through the holiday weekend, but there may be a few times with gusts near 20 knots in parts of the coastal waters this afternoon and evening, late Sunday, and again Monday afternoon and evening. Seas were very slow to come down below 10 feet, and have been running around 2 feet above wave forecasts since early Thursday. They are finally below 10 feet this morning and are expected to continue to subside a couple more feet and remain below 10 feet well into next week. * Full text of the latest marine forecast is available here. And, make sure you check the latest Bar Reports before venturing offshore.

On the Beach… Mostly sunny, light breeze, surf 6-8’ feet (moderate).
* SPECIAL NOTE: For those planning to visit the Oregon Coast this holiday weekend, keep in mind that the ocean can be extremely dangerous. Sneaker waves, rip currents and the very cold water can be deadly. Climbing on beach cliffs, jetties and rocky headlands can also be hazardous. Know before you go -– the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
* Tides
05/26 Fri 7:29 AM -2.40 L
05/26 Fri 2:08 PM 7.74 H
05/26 Fri 7:26 PM 1.90 L
05/27 Sat 1:35 AM 9.67 H

In Short: Mainly clear and cool with moderate winds through next week.

 Posted by at 7:52 AM

Just when you thought it was safe to return to the woods….

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May 252017
 

Protesters against logging The Elliott State Forest which lies mainly in Coos County, south of Eugene.
The Oregonian photo


The Elliot State Forest is back in the news this evening – caused by a logging company that ran up some legal costs preparing it’s bid to complete with other bidders in buying the timber rights to the forest.

But a funny thing happened on the way to making a deal to take it off the state’s hands, the state took the sale off the table. Shortly thereafter, one of the bidders wound up holding the bag on those legal fees and is now suing the state to try to recoup it’s filing losses.

Here’s the story in The Oregonian. Click here.

 Posted by at 4:03 PM

Still holding out hope that Kyron Horman will someday be found alive…

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May 252017
 

Kyron Horman, missing seven years since being dropped off at school near Portland. Graphic approximation of how Kyron might look today.

It’s been seven years since Kyron Horman disappeared after his step-mother dropped him off at school near Portland. He never made it home. Despite a massive manhunt and exhausting outreach to family, friends and the community, no sign of the lad has ever been found.

For some, they haven’t given up, including Kyron’s mom. Here’s the story in The Oregonian. Click here.

 Posted by at 3:26 PM

Oregon jumps aboard bandwagon to (in effect) dissolve Presidential Electoral College

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May 252017
 

Forcing Oregon members of the Electoral College to vote for the candidates with the most popular vote.

Oregon House legislators passed a bill this week that would make Oregon force its Electoral College votes to choose the presidential candidates who won the national popular vote.

Wednesday’s vote marks the first time that such legislation, already passed by 11 other states, may have a shot at becoming law in Oregon. But it’s up to a concurring vote in the state Senate. Here’s more in the Oregonian. Click here.

 Posted by at 2:31 PM

Both Governor Browns seek federal aid due to thin salmon year

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May 252017
 

Salmon Troller just off Yachats, OR
Ken Gagne photo

Oregon Governor Kate Brown and California Governor Jerry Brown today announced a request to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross for a declaration of a catastrophic regional fishery disaster and commercial fishery failure for salmon in both Oregon and California. The declaration begins the process for requesting federal aid to assist commercial salmon fishers and salmon-dependent businesses who continue to suffer from declining salmon populations.

“Salmon are a vital component of Oregon and California’s natural resources and provide significant commercial, recreational, economic, and aesthetic benefits to both states and Native American tribes,” said Governor Kate Brown. “Federal assistance, along with continued federal, state, tribal, and local government collaboration, is critical to recover and restore salmon populations and to ensure the long-term health and sustainability of our salmon fisheries and coastal communities.

Since last year in Oregon, ocean salmon fishery restrictions, including full closures in some areas for 2017, have severe effects on already distressed rural communities and the businesses that depend on these fisheries. Declaring a fishing disaster and commercial fishery failure will begin the process for requesting federal aid to assist these communities during this time of decline.

Oregon ocean salmon fisheries in 2016 were affected by reduced allowable catches of Klamath River fall run Chinook. While fishing occurred throughout the year in all Oregon waters, commercial opportunity was reduced from past years, resulting in a lower economic return. Additionally, due to the impacts of climate change and anomalous oceanographic conditions, commercial catches along the Oregon Coast were less evenly distributed than normal.

Recreational salmon fishing is open seasonally along the majority of the Oregon coast, while recreational groundfish and halibut fishing remains open on the entire coast. Information on recreational fishing opportunities can be found at http://www.dfw.state.or.us/resources/fishing/index…

 Posted by at 1:31 PM