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Sea turtle wins contest

Posted: Thursday, Sep 11th, 2014
Rainy weather reduced the number of entrants to about a dozen for a sandcastle-building contest held on Saturday, Aug. 30 at South Beach State Park, but it didn't hinder the creativity of those who did compete. The winner was Team Jellyfish, which consisted of many hands forming a large sea turtle. A dragster created by Team DRB placed second, while
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New wind machine unveiled

Posted: Thursday, Sep 11th, 2014
YACHATS -- New ideas are sometimes things that remain only in our dreams. That's not the case for Steve Burkle.
Burkle took an idea and turned it into reality. Now, five years down the road, he is still working to fine tune his idea-turned-invention.
Burkle, of Yachats, has invented a new wind machine that can generate and store power as
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Trial dates uncertain in Lawyer case

Posted: Thursday, Sep 11th, 2014
NEWPORT -- The scheduled trial dates in the case of a Pennsylvania man accused of manslaughter are facing uncertainty as the defense plans to file a motion to continue.
Donald Richard Lawyer III, 35, of York, Pa., is still being held in the Lincoln County Jail on a $400,000 bail on charges of manslaughter in the first degree and manslaughter
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Buccella found guilty of assault

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 3rd, 2014
YACHATS -- A Yachats man was found not guilty of attempted murder as a 12-person jury reached verdicts on a list of charges in Lincoln County Circuit Court last Friday, Aug. 29.
The jury began its deliberations in the trial of Anthony Buccella late last Thursday afternoon, continuing into the evening. Jurors reconvened on the morning of Aug. 29, reaching
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Dredging could begin soon

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 3rd, 2014
NEWPORT -- The Port of Newport has tentative plans to dredge an estimated 9,000 cubic yards of silt material in front of its International Terminal during a two-day period next month.
The port has received a permit from the Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) and hopes to receive a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) as
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Incumbents make November ballot

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 3rd, 2014
LINCOLN COUNTY -- The filing deadline for the 2014 General Election for Lincoln County has come and gone.
Candidates wishing to get their names on the ballot for the Nov. 4 election had to file by last Tuesday, Aug. 26. Incumbents have filled up a large percentage of the open seats in both Waldport and Yachats in south Lincoln County.
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Pain at the pump

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 3rd, 2014
NEWPORT --Oregon held the dubious distinction of having the most expensive gasoline in the continental United States for the second straight week.
A report from AAA Oregon found the average price for regular unleaded in the state was $3.89 per gallon last week. The average price slipped a penny from the previous week.
"Only drivers in Hawaii and Alaska are
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Wilderness 50th grand finale

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 3rd, 2014
Join in the grand finale, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, at the Cape Perpetua Visitors Center this Saturday.
"All year has been a celebration of Wilderness and how important it is for people to experience untrammeled pristine areas," said Stacey Forson, Recreation and Lands Staff Officer for the Siuslaw National Forest. "On the Siuslaw National Forest our
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