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Missing Autistic young male at D-River Beach

11:30am  An autistic 19 year old teen-ager put on a body suit and walked away from a family member at D-River Beach.  He couldn’t be found for a while but fortunately he turned up and is okay.  Kids with challenging issues should never be out of their parent’s eyesight.  In this case everybody got lucky.

Lincoln County calls for slower going of offshore wind energy projects pushed by the federal government

How, when and where. Wind Farms locations must be carefully analyzed first….

Lincoln County Board of Commissioners
225 West Olive Street, Room 110
Newport, OR 97365
(541) 265-4100



Making recommendations to the the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), the Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE), the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD), regarding offshore wind energy

Whereas Lincoln County recognizes that offshore wind energy has potential in our state and nation’s clean energy portfolio and to help reduce dependency on fossil fuels.

Whereas Lincoln County values its commercial and recreational fishing fleets for both their economic and cultural contributions to the county and to the state. Cities, the county, ports, and private businesses have made significant contributions to commercial fishing infrastructure to help retain our commercial and recreational fishing businesses.

Whereas Lincoln County values ocean resources and the marine environment including the pursuit of academic research to better understand and manage our ocean and coastal resources.

Whereas Lincoln County believes certain steps should be taken to ensure that existing ocean uses, stakeholders, and the marine environment are protected in development of potential
offshore wind resources.

Whereas Lincoln County has the following recommendations for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE), and the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD).

1. A comprehensive marine spatial planning exercise should be required before any ocean space is put forward for potential lease. This process would be a robust, scientifically driven process that includes the commercial fishing industry, recreational fishing community, coastal communities of place, Tribes, the environmental community, other ocean users, and relevant stakeholders.

2. Move call areas outside of major commercial fishing areas. Logbook and other datashows that moving outside of 1,300 meters will avoid the majority of fishing activity.

3. Invest in better data sets to understand potential impacts of the marine environment. There is still important questions that need to be understood, such as impacts to already endangered marine birds, marine mammals, and other important species. In the meantime, enact a moratorium on developing large scale projects until the impacts can be better understood.


Newport Planning Commission skipping a meeting

Notice of Cancellation of Planning Commission Meeting

There will be neither a 6:00 p.m. work session nor a 7:00 p.m. regular session of the City of Newport Planning Commission meetings held on the evening of Monday, June 27, 2022, as no agenda items are scheduled that evening.



The City of Newport is recruiting volunteers to serve on its Parking Advisory Committee representing the Nye Beach and City Center areas. There is one position for each of these areas open at this time.

The Parking Advisory Committee is tasked with engaging policy makers, city committees, staff, and partner organizations to plan for and facilitate the implementation of parking and other transportation related improvements. This could include providing recommendations related to city parking policies and programs, maintenance, fees, wayfinding, transit, sidewalk connectivity and parking enforcement. The Committee will also advocate and promote public awareness of parking and related initiatives, community engagement and other efforts to achieve desired policy outcomes.

The Committee’s initial work will likely focus on assisting staff in implementing the City’s Parking Management Plan approved in 2020. That plan recommends a parking meter, permit, and timed parking program for the Bayfront to improve vehicle turnover, enhance safety, and reduce congestion. The group would also be working with businesses and residents in Nye Beach to see if a non-metering concept that focuses on fees, permit parking, or other dedicated funding sources would be viable. Interested persons can apply online at https://www.newportoregon.gov/citygov/comm/vacancies.asp.

The application deadline is July 21, 2022.

Music abounds at the Lincoln County Fair


Musical mainstay returns to the Lincoln County Fair 

The Lincoln County Fair will welcome a perennial favorite musical act to the Main Stage at the Lincoln County Commons (aka Lincoln County Fairgrounds), in Newport, this year on Saturday, July 2. 

The Newport/Oregon Coast Community Drum Circle’s Thunder & Lightness World Beat Ensemble — kicking off the Saturday music with a robust 90-minute set between from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. — has been a Main Stage musical mainstay at the fair since 2012, presenting its unique multicultural blend of traditional and indigenous rhythm to audiences that are likely more accustomed to country music and classic rock and roll. 

The ensemble features unique arrangements of traditional percussion song and dance rhythms from Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, the prehistoric plains of what is now the United States, the Caribbean, the South Pacific, and elsewhere, that go back scores of thousands of years to the very origins of music.  

Traditional wooden hand drums alternate and contrast with the haunting soft melodies of traditional wooden Native American flutes and other traditional and indigenous harmonic instruments. Some sets include solos on the ancient log drums that ethnomusicologists say were among the first musical instruments played by man.  

Chandler Davis, who founded the group as an offshoot of the local non-profit community drum circle in 2010, is the lead drummer and is frequently accompanied by local professional musicians and musical guests who bring variety and authenticity to the traditional genres and styles that make up the group’s eclectic format. The group is closely associated with the Native American flutes which were the first melodic instruments to be added to the group’s mix. 

Davis said this year’s Lincoln County Fair show, Saturday on the main Stage from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m., will feature the group’s principal Native American flute player Terry Filer, a member of the Osage Nation; Master Drummer Abdoulaye Thioub, from Senegal, West Africa; Lewis Smith, who presents authentic Polynesian log drum rhythms from Tahiti; Jazz percussionist Steven Ridley; and popular local drummer/percussionist and band leader Rodney Turner.  

“Thunder & Lightness may seem an odd choice for a county fair musical act,” Davis said, “but we have been performing at the fair for longer than any of this year’s musical acts and the music we play is the original source of virtually all the other music at the fair, from jazz to blues to country and rock!” 

Davis also contends that the Thunder & Lightness shows can hold their own for high energy excitement and danceability and they are encouraging audience participation this year by inviting audience members to bring their own hand drums and light percussion and by urging dancers of all types, ages, and skill levels to join in, as well, on the large concrete apron in front of the stage. 

Thunder & Lightness will be followed immediately by two other well-known local acts: the remarkably versatile Eric Levine (12:00-1:00 pm), whose frequent appearances at the new Luna Sea Fish House in Seal Rock over the past year have established him as a leading local musician, and by some well-known and respected ‘’old hands” in a new package, Greg Ernst and Jan Kaplan’s new Blues Variant combo (1:30 to 2:30 pm).   

For more information on the Thunder & Lightness Ensemble or the Newport/Oregon Coast Community Drum Circle contact Davis at chandler@chandlerdavis.com or 541-351-5757.

Nearly a half-mile of paintings “For the Seventh Generation” on display July 13-17 on the LCCC lawn

LINCOLN CITYFor five special days this July, the lawns of the Lincoln City Cultural Center will become an outdoor art gallery and the epicenter of a coastal conservation project. Central Coast residents and visitors of all ages are invited to enjoy nearly ½ mile of landscape paintings, the latest iteration of the “For the Seventh Generation” pano-mural, July 13-17 at the LCCC, 540 NE Hwy. 101.

“For the Seventh Generation: A Community of Coastal Watchers” is a long-term project first envisioned two decades ago. The project’s goal is to create a system of ocean observers, “so that any untoward action on the ocean or its accompanying landscape will not go unnoticed.” Painters in California, Oregon and Washington are invited to each choose a mile, to revisit and paint each year.  “To be renewed annually, this process work gives the artist the opportunity to intellectually and emotionally connect with the land and to take the role of both sentinel and chronicler of a specific ocean location,” said project leader John Teply.  “Perhaps each of us has a favorite spot along the coast. Looking out over it, we may find ourselves asking, ‘Will it survive’?” he said.

“The ocean is continually under threat. Pollution, coastal development and over-fishing all tax the health of its finite system. Without our strong environmental conscience and a voice to express it, threats to the ocean will be left unchallenged and its health subject to the whims and manipulations of politics and industry. This project, extending through the 21st century, provides such a voice.”

When you visit the “For the Seventh Generation” pano-mural, you can start your walk in Tijuana, passing by the Huntington Beach Pier, San Francisco Bay, Cascade Head, Haystack Rock, Astoria Bridge, and Puget Sound before ending your trek with a view of the Peace Arch on the Canadian border.
The resulting free-standing pano-mural, made up of landscape paintings that are 2 feet by 4 feet, is getting longer every year. This summer, while on display outdoors at the Cultural Center, it will stretch nearly ½ mile in length, and will be displayed on fencing installed throughout the LCCC lawn. A collection of other large landscapes, those which have not been treated to withstand the elements, will be exhibited inside in the LCCC’s Hallway Gallery.
“For the Seventh Generation” pano-mural will be open to the public from 11 am to 7 pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, July 13-15, and from 11 am to 8 pm Saturday, July 16 and 11-2pm Sunday, July 17.

Wednesday, July 13 – Sunday, July 17 — “For the Seventh Generation” Outdoor Art Exhibit, Hours 11-7 pm Weds-Friday, 11-8 pm Saturday, 11-2pm Sunday, outdoors at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. Free admission. Presented by The John Teply Art Gallery, the “For the Seventh Generation” Outdoor Art Exhibit is a pano-mural, 2 feet tall and almost ½ mile long, made up of hundreds of paintings of the entire western coastline of the United States. Poetry, film and music programs will take place through the week. Free to the public. Participants and volunteers are welcome. To learn more or contribute, call the LCCC at 541-994-9994.  Thursday, July 14. Exhibit open to the public from 11 am – 7 pm, Friday, July 15. Exhibit open to the public from 11 am – 7 pm. Saturday, July 16, at 9 am.

Join us for a -2.2 tide pool viewing. Meet at the Lincoln City Tide Pools Saturday morning for a rare moment of dramatically low tides. The tides pools are a 10 minute walk from the LCCC, located ¼ mile North on the beach. Bring a camera for this historical low tide event! Join us afterword at the Lincoln City Cultural Center for live music, food and art from 11-8pm! 1 pm, artists talk in the LCCC auditorium. 2 pm, Copper Creature Workshop – All ages are welcome. 5 pm, “For the Seventh Generation” Spoken Word Program, in the auditorium.  A free program of poetry and readings inspired by “For the Seventh Generation: A Community of Coastal Watchers.” Free admission. 7 pm, short coastal film festival on the contributing artists in the LCCC Auditorium.

Sunday, July 17. Exhibit open from 11 am – 2 pm.
For more questions or to learn more about the artists, contact John Teply at johndteply@gmail.com, or call him at 503-816-7196.

Willamette Valley Lavender Festival Trip

Willamette Valley Lavender Festival Trip

Hop aboard the Newport 60+ Adventure Van as it heads to the Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg, Oregon, for the 17th Annual Willamette Valley Lavender Festival and Plein Air Art Show on Saturday, July 9, 2022. This regional celebration of lavender, art, food, and exceptionally-made crafts is a unique and festive event which brings local lavender growers and the community together. *

This year, festival guests can enjoy more juried art and craft booths than ever before, such as distinctive lavender products, purchasable fresh-cut lavender and lavender plants from local farms, the plein air art show, and lavender in myriad forms. Food trucks will provide their full menus, as well as specialty lavender-infused food and beverage options.

Around 150 artists will display original paintings created “en plein air” (outdoors) during the Oregon Lavender Paint Out. The Paint Out takes place in the beautiful lavender fields of Oregon in the weeks prior to the Show and attracts both amateur and professional artists from around the Northwest and beyond.

The van will leave Newport at 9:00 a.m. and return around 5:00 p.m. Cost for this fun trip is $25.00 for 60+ members; $30.00 for non-members.

To register, please call the office at 541-265-9617, or stop by at 20 SE 2nd Street, Newport, OR.
Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/NewportSeniorActivityCenter.

Good advice for outdoors enthusiasts and for those who are just starting out…


 From Oregon Office of Emergency Management
Posted on FlashAlert: June 22nd, 2022 12:40 PM

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SALEM, Ore. — June 22, 2022 — Following a wet and cool spring, Oregonians are eager to get outside this summer to hike, camp, boat and explore. Several state agencies and organizations are sharing best practices on how to keep the adventures safe, for people and Oregon’s scenic landscape. 

Search and Rescue 

State Search and Rescue (SAR) Coordinator Scott Lucas emphasized the need for people to be prepared and equipped before they head outdoors. “Our SAR teams have rescued many folks who have a certain idea of the outdoors based on what they’ve seen on reality TV,” said Lucas. “While eager to explore and adventure, these folks are often inexperienced, overconfident and unprepared for the reality of the situation. In the summer months, we find people who set out for a hike wearing flip flops and shorts and carrying no water. They might take an unmarked trail or get disoriented, and they could be lost for days.” 

Lucas stressed the importance of checking the basics like weather and road conditions, packing the proper gear, and confirming the destination is open before heading out. “Many of the trails and parks people are familiar with are closed from wildfire or flood damages or from recent weather including high mountain snow,” he said. “Others haven’t been maintained for the last two years due to the pandemic. People need to respect these closures and stay out. Climbing over barriers or going past boundaries puts them at risk.” 

He added that every SAR mission takes away resources – including SAR teams, volunteers, gear and time – from the next rescue. “Know before you go may seem like obvious advice, but it makes a big difference when it comes to staying safe.” 


Surf Rescue off Jetty Way in South Beach

12:08 pm   Newport  Fire and Rescue personnel are rushing to the scene of a male in a small boat with his dog.  They have crashed up against the South Jetty.  Fire Fighters will soon be coming on scene.

12:13pm  Newport firefighters are on scene.

12:18pm  Reports from the scene say that the male and his dog are okay…but his boat’s steering cable has broken.   Coast Guard will arrive on scene to throw the man a line and will tow him and his pooch back into Yaquina Bay.

Training for effective life saving procedures…

Helping mom and dad with their jobs – especially the job wrapped around Oregon Dept of Human Services


Oregon Department of Human Services
Posted on FlashAlert: June 21st, 2022

(Salem) – Child care reimbursement rates are increasing for providers caring for children of families who receive support with child care expenses through the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS).  ODHS pays child care providers for child care provided to families receiving child care assistance through the Employment Related Day Care (ERDC) and the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) programs. 

The new child care reimbursement rates are effective June 1, 2022 and increasing due to the passage of House Bill 4005 of the 2022 Legislative Session. The average monthly reimbursement rates for full-time care are increasing by:

  • 18% for family, friend and neighbor care
  • Between 6 and 20% for child care centers 
  • Between 11 and 25% for licensed home-based care

“For many families the cost of child care can be a barrier to meeting their goals and entering and staying in the workforce,” said Claire Seguin, deputy director of the ODHS Self-Sufficiency Programs. “These reimbursement rate increases will ensure families have equal access to quality child care.” 

“As our child care system continues to struggle with staffing shortages and lack of child care supply, this is an important first step to ensure our child care providers are paid a fair wage,” said Oregon Early Learning System Director Alyssa Chatterjee. “I appreciate the Legislature’s investment in our system and what this will mean for Oregon families who receive support for their child care expenses.” 

Actual child care reimbursement rates vary depending on provider type, child age and what community the provider is in. A complete list of reimbursement rates can be found online at https://www.oregon.gov/dhs/ASSISTANCE/CHILD-CARE/Pages/Rates.aspx.

ERDC helps eligible families pay for work-related child care expenses, including registration and enrollment fees. ERDC is a subsidy program, which means some families, depending on their income, may be required to pay a copay. 

TANF supports individuals engaged in the Job Opportunity and Basic Skills (JOBS) program in attaining their goals by providing direct child care payments to providers as well as assistance with enrollment fees.

Oregonians can apply online for ERDC, TANF and other government supports online at One.Oregon.Gov or by phone at 1-800-699-9075 or TTY 711.

350 East Olive, Newport

Resources to help meet basic needs

The Oregon Department of Human Services, Self-Sufficiency Programs operates the Employment Related Day Care program. The Employment Related Day Care program helps working families pay for child care, including registration and enrollment fees. It also works with partners statewide, including the Early Learning Division, to help families find quality child care.

Cleanin’ up the travel lanes of life…


On Tuesday, July 12, 2022, the City of Newport will begin its annual dust abatement program. Lignin Sulfonate will be applied to approximately ten miles of gravel roads in the city. Trucks will be applying the material for two to three days between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M.

Lignin Sulfonate is an environmentally safe product widely used for dust control on gravel roads. Here are a few facts:

  • ●  When the material is applied it will be wet and sticky, for a few days until it dries.
  • ●  This product is water-soluble. If it gets on your car or shoes, simply wash with soap and water.
  • ●  The material is not toxic to animals or humans. If your pets get it on their paws, it will not hurt them to lick it.
  • ●  Lignin Sulfonate is certified organic and is used in cattle feed and crop fertilizers.
  • ●  The material generally has a sweet molasses or barbeque smell that lasts for a few days.
  • The city thanks residents for patience as it conducts this important community service.

Back to our roots in such a high ball!!!!!


On Tuesday, July 12th, the City of Newport will begin its annual dust abatement program. Lignin Sulfonate will be applied to approximately ten miles of gravel roads in the city. Trucks will be applying the material for two to three days between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M.

Lignin Sulfonate is an environmentally safe product widely used for dust control on gravel roads. Here are a few facts:

  • ●  When the material is applied it will be wet and sticky, for a few days until it dries.
  • ●  This product is water-soluble. If it gets on your car or shoes, simply wash with soap and water.
  • ●  The material is not toxic to animals or humans. If your pets get it on their paws, it will not hurt them to lick it.
  • ●  Lignin Sulfonate is certified organic and is used in cattle feed and crop fertilizers.
  • ●  The material generally has a sweet molasses or barbeque smell that lasts for a few days.
  • The city thanks residents for patience as it conducts this important community service.


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