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Restoring local waterways Multi-effort project helps improve habitat for fish populations

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 22nd, 2014
LINCOLN COUNTY -- Members of the local MidCoast Watersheds Council have teamed up with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW), Siuslaw National Forest, The Wetlands Conservancy and Pacific Forest Trust for a special project at four locations along the central Oregon coast.
The project includes the placement of large wood and native trees and shrubs in area waterways

Schools participate in Great Oregon ShakeOut

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 22nd, 2014
LINCOLN COUNTY -- Students, teachers and staff members in schools throughout Lincoln County stopped what they were doing and prepared to duck, cover and hold for a one-minute earthquake at 10:16 a.m. on Oct. 16.
The drill was part of the Great Oregon ShakeOut, a statewide earthquake drill event.
When learning about emergency preparedness and what to do in the

Large crowd rails as Coast Guard listens

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 22nd, 2014
NEWPORT -- The message sent to the U.S. Coast Guard entourage from a large, emotional audience attending Monday night's meeting regarding the proposed closure of the Newport Air Facility was "not over my dead body."
The estimated 250 people filling the commons at Oregon Coast Community College offered a respectful, appreciative standing ovation when Coast Guard personnel were introduced, but

Elwood named new Port of Alsea manager

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 22nd, 2014
WALDPORT -- Cheryl Elwood is set to sign on as the new Port of Alsea manager during the first week of November.
Elwood was one of four finalists interviewed for the position earlier this month.
The interview board included Port of Alsea Manager Maggie Rivers and port commissioners Jan Power and Lou Piette.
Elwood will replace Rivers, who has

Project underway at Yaquina Head

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 22nd, 2014
NEWPORT -- Construction supplies rested in a pile on the grass next to Yaquina Head Lighthouse on Oct. 14 as a preservation project for the 141-year-old lighthouse got underway.
The historic lighthouse, which is part of the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area managed by the Bureau of Land Management, is set to receive a fresh coat of paint along with

Gas prices fall in coastal area

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 22nd, 2014
NEWPORT -- A drop in gas prices has swept the nation, including reduced prices on the central Oregon coast.
While the price for a gallon of gas in Oregon remains above the national average, Oregonians are still seeing lower costs at the pump.
The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded in Oregon was $3.50 on Oct. 14, according

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