Elderly driver plows into north Shell gas station in Lincoln City

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Nov 232015

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An elderly woman lost control of her car during the noon hour Monday in north Lincoln City, just east of the Chinook Winds Resort. The car entered the driveway of the north Lincoln Shell station and plowed three feet inside the gas station office. The woman appears uninjured but medics are still going to check her out to see if she may have had a medical issue at the time. No reports of anyone inside the station being injured.

No fire danger, according to those at the scene.

 Posted by at 12:32 PM

Free computer classes at Newport Library

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Nov 232015
Computer Classes at Newport Public Library

Computer Classes at
Newport Public Library


The Newport Public Library will offer the following free classes during the month of December.
· “Beginning and Intermediate Excel” (2013) will be taught on Wednesday, December 2 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. The first class teaches the basics of creating a spreadsheet and adding rows and columns. “Intermediate Excel” teaches how to balance a checkbook, use multiple worksheets, and create charts.
· “Basic Internet” will be taught on Friday, December 4 at 9:00 a.m. This class teaches how to use a web browser and search the internet. At 10:00 a.m., Advanced Google Searching will be offered, which will teach some of the shortcuts built into google searches.
· On Saturday, December 5, Beginning PowerPoint will be offered at 11:00 a.m.. This class teaches how to create slides, add images and text, and add special effects to a slideshow.
· On Friday, December 11 at 9:00 a.m., Introduction to Evernote will be taught. . This class shows how to get organized by keeping track of lists, notes, websites, and more. At 10:00 a.m. Introduction to Twitter is offered. This class will introduce students to setting up an account, following users, and posting “tweets.”

All classes are free, and registration is required. Library staff also offer one-on-one tutorials, for up to 60 minutes. You can call the library to “Book a Librarian” if you have questions about Microsoft software, library resources, or general computer or tablet use.

For more information, please call (541) 265-2153 or check the library website, www.newportlibrary.org.

 Posted by at 11:45 AM

Newport: SE 10th between Hatfield and SE 2nd closure

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Nov 232015
Off and on road closure of NE 10th from Hatfield to NE 2nd.  Pool construction

Off and on road closure of SE 10th from Hatfield to NE 2nd. Pool construction

Community: Street closure advisory: SE 10th St. between Hatfield and SE 2nd St closed to through traffic.

Due to the construction at the Recreation Center, SE 10th St will be closed to through traffic between Hatfield and SE 2nd St. A notice will be sent when the road is again open. Please be cautious of equipment and workers in that area.

 Posted by at 9:01 AM

Weather or Not: Cold Turkey

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Nov 232015

Chris Burns Weather

Monday, Nov. 23rd – Lincoln County

Summary: About like expected, yesterday was mostly cloudy early with sunshine breaking through in the afternoon. The thermometer made it up to the low-50s and east winds topped out in the teens. Much of the overcast was gone in time for a gorgeous sunset following by the waxing gibbous Moon illuminating the night sky. Low temps dipped into the 30s. Clouds from an approaching weather system began filling in around 2:00am and by daybreak it was generally overcast with some patchy fog and an east wind blowing lightly at 5-10 mph.

Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 52F/41F
Depoe Bay: 51F/34F
Newport: 54F/37F
Waldport: 54F/39F
Yachats: 51F/34F

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WARNING NWS SWSThe Special Weather Statement issued by the National Weather Service remains in effect for the first significant cold snap of the season expected to begin in some areas tonight. The cold air will follow a sharp cold front which is predicted to move across Northwest Oregon this evening. Below normal temperatures are projected to linger well into the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Snow levels will start off between 4,000 and 5,000 feet ahead of the front Monday, then plummet to 1,500 to 2,000 feet as showers continue in the cold air behind the front tonight and Tuesday. This is low enough to affect some Coast Range passes as well as the Cascade foothills. While snowfall amounts will vary, early Thanksgiving travelers planning a trip across the Coast Range or into the Cascades should be prepared for winter travel conditions.

Forecast: Ahead of the cold snap, today should be seasonal as temps rise to 50-55F, winds veer to the southwest 10-WON SHOWERS15 mph and a chance of rain develops. Rain tonight with a quarter to a half inch possible, and northwest winds 10-15 mph gusting 25. Tomorrow, the Central Coast begins feeling the cooler temperatures as highs of only 45F are predicted along with a few showers and possible thunderstorms. Outlook is for an ever-so-slight chance of a rain/snow mix tomorrow night as the mercury drops to the freezing mark before skies clear completely, and then the seasonally wet weather ends cold turkey and we switch to full-on sunshine Wednesday, high 45F, low 32F.

Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend… Clear, cold and breezy.

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Travel: In the Coast Range, some icy spots and freezing fog on the highways this morning, temperatures are just under 30F; mostly cloudy, freezing fog early, light winds today and warming to 45-50F. Valley destinations have a Dense Fog Advisory in effect until 9:00am, then cloudy skies, a chance of rain, the thermometer rising to 45-50F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for mostly cloudy, a chance of rain, east winds gusting 20-25 mph, high about 40F. For the Cascades, the highways have bare pavement this morning, temperatures 35-40F; becoming mostly cloudy today, the free air freezing level is 8,000 feet, snow showers with 2-5 inches accumulation tonight, carry chains or traction tires.

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Marine: Winds have backed to WSW 5-10 knots this morning and seas are up to 7-8 feet. A Small Craft WON SCAAdvisory for winds is in effect from this afternoon through tomorrow morning. A Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas is in effect from this evening through tomorrow morning. Westerlies rising to 15-20 knots gusting 25 today, seas building to 8 feet this afternoon and to 10 feet at 12 seconds tonight. Tomorrow, rough seas 13 feet at 11 seconds with the breeze backing to NE 5-10 knots. Outlook is for NE winds 10-15 knots and swells subsiding from 7 feet to 3 feet Wednesday through Friday. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.

On the Beach… Clouds and sunshine, possible drizzle, surf 6-8 feet (moderate).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
* Tides
11/23 Mon 09:37 AM 9.54 H
11/23 Mon 04:13 PM -0.42 L
11/23 Mon 10:38 PM 7.67 H
11/24 Tue 04:04 AM 2.04 L


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In Short: Increasing clouds, rain, showers, then clear, cold and windy.

 Posted by at 7:05 AM

The problem of aerial chemical spraying…

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Nov 222015
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THE PROBLEM OF AERIAL HERBICIDE (PESTICIDE) SPRAYING IN OUR COUNTY and many others, as seen in “Drift, A Community Seeking Justice”, a short documentary created by U of O students about the experience of 30 citizens of Gold Beach, Curry County.

Please join us for a discussion of the film, to hear other people’s experiences with aerial pesticide spraying and the tell about your own. We will also talk about next steps to take in our struggle to protect the health of our citizens and our constitutionally guaranteed right to a safe environment.

December 10th, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM @ The Eventuary, 560 SW Fleet Ave., Lincoln City.

Contact Info: Maria Sause 541-961-6385 or mkrausster@gmail.com

Visit our website: LincolnCountyCommunityRights.org

 Posted by at 10:40 PM

Weekly Real Estate Report: Tammy Gagne, Realtor

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Nov 222015
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Weekly Market Report
Brought to you by Tammy Gagne – Advantage Real Estate
11/15/2015 – 11/22/2015

FOR SALE                                               1009
SALES PENDING                                    197
SOLD 11/15/2015 to 11/22/2015               15
2015 YEAR TO DATE SOLD               1110
2014 YEAR TO DATE SOLD                878

FOR SALE                                                678
SALES PENDING                                     24
SOLD 11/15/2015 to 11/22/2015                4
2015 YEAR TO DATE SOLD                221
2014 YEAR TO DATE SOLD                139

30YR FIXED – 4.0%
FHA/VA – 3.75%
15 YEAR FIXED – 3.25%
5 YEAR ARMS – 2.75% – 3.25% depending on the lender.

Average sold price of residential homes is $262,587 Average days on the market to sell is 191 days. The market is slowing down going into the holiday season, which is normal for this time of year. Some sales have are experiencing longer closing times due to a shortage of appraisers in this area.

*Data obtained from Lincoln County Multiple Listing Service Tammy Gagne is a licensed Realtor in the State of Oregon License #870600040

 Posted by at 3:46 PM

Live long and prosper by cultivating abundance in the dirt with your friends!!

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Nov 222015
Master Gardener Grads Class of 2016

Master Gardener Grads
Class of 2016

They completed the 12 week classroom training plus the 60 hour volunteer service requirement. They are now officially Master Gardeners and received their orange OSU MG Badge! – Now the gens d’armes of family and community gardens and other worthwhile greenery!

But wait!! There’s more!!

There is soon to begin yet another Master Gardener Program starting up in January – the 2016 Master Gardener Program!

It is, as always, sponsored by OSU Lincoln County Extension, with classes
conducted at Oregon Coast Community College, South Beach Campus. They run Tuesdays from 9am to 4:15pm starting January 5th through the end of March. The tuition will bequeath upon you the growing power of the fertile soils of the Central Coast! $200 plus a volunteer service requirement – consider it an apprenticeship!

A few commercial slots are available at $400, with no volunteer service requirement. And a couple of partial scholarships are available.

Space is limited, so register early. Deadline December 21st.

Call 541-574-6534 or http://extension.oregonstate.edu/lincoln/master_gardeners
Or stop by OSU Lincoln County Extension Office, 1211 SE Bay Boulevard, Newport OR 97365

Master Gardener Awards

Master Gardener Awards

2015 OSU Lincoln County Master Gardener Award Ceremony at Oregon Coast Community College

(Pictured from l to r) Liz Olsen OSU Lincoln County Master Gardener Program Coordinator holding Lincoln County Extension Leadership Awarded to MG ‘05 Genie Papas (not pictured), Lincoln County Master Gardener Association (LCMGA) awards to Michael Christy MG’15 Early Bloomer Award, Becky Stiles (Web Stiles not pictured) Dynamic Duo for all their publicity efforts and garden articles, Cathi Block Association President’s Award, Donna Davis, LC Master Gardener of the Year award and Pat Shaw LCMGA President holding MG Behind the Scenes awarded to Sharon Fuller (not pictured).

It was a fun day full of festivities, scrumptious potluck, edible table displays and a food drive-180 pounds were donated to Lincoln County Food Share.

 Posted by at 2:07 PM