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Study looks at seal behavior

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 24th, 2014
WALDPORT -- Shea Steingass, a Ph.D. student at Oregon State University's Marine Mammal Institute, was part of a research team involved in giving area harbor seals new head decorations.
The team, which included researchers from OSU's Marine Mammal Institute and Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Moss Landing Marine Lab and students from the University of California Santa Cruz and
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Port of Alsea looks to the future

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 24th, 2014
WALDPORT -- An assortment of new ideas are being discussed as the Port of Alsea looks to the future.
With the recent adoption of a new strategic business plan earlier this month, the Port Board of Commissioners is looking at ways to raise revenue and the best uses for vacant properties. The port doesn't want to keep depleting its Strategic
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Council works to preserve waterways

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 24th, 2014
LINCOLN COUNTY -- In the mid-1990s, private landowners, public land stakeholders and environmentalists shared in the idea that the many waterways flowing throughout the central Oregon coast needed to be preserved for future use.
Area waterways serve as unique habitats for plants and animals, like the Coho salmon, as well as recreation spots for the citizens and visitors in
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Evans completes PCT hike for Huntington's disease

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 24th, 2014
DEPOE BAY -- After 136 days, or about four-and-a-half months, Jason Evans wrapped up his thru-hike on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT).
Evans, a former staffer at the News-Times, reached the northern terminus of the PCT, located next to Manning Park, Canada, on the U.S.-Canada border, on Sept. 13. He finished two days ahead of his personal goal to complete
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‘Hands Across the Bridge’ is Saturday in Waldport

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 24th, 2014
Area residents are invited to participate in Lincoln County's annual Recovery/Wellbriety Month celebration on Saturday.
At noon, people will gather at the Alsea Bay Bridge Interpretive Center, 620 NW Spring St., Waldport, and then they will join hands across the bridge as a visual reminder honoring and encouraging those who are recovering from drug and alcohol addiction and for
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Exploring a hidden history

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 17th, 2014
SOUTH BEACH -- There's a part of Oregon's history that remains unknown to many people. Portland State University adjunct professor and author Walidah Imarisha has been traveling across the state sharing that untold history with folks and facilitating engaging conversations along the way for almost four years.
Imarisha brought her conversation, "Why Aren't There More Black People in Oregon? A
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Buccella to serve jail time for assault

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 17th, 2014
YACHATS -- Anthony Buccella reported back to the Lincoln County Jail immediately following a sentencing hearing last Thursday, Sept. 11 in Lincoln County Circuit Court.
Judge Sheryl Bachart ordered Buccella, of Yachats, to serve a 270-day jail term on the charge of assault in the fourth degree, a felony.
The assault charge was a lesser offense, down from assault
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Transient rental talks blow up

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 17th, 2014
YACHATS -- Ongoing talks about transient rental standards caused a stir at the Yachats City Council work session on Sept. 8.
Council members picked up where they left off last month, going over notes about what, if anything, to change in the current guidelines and licensing for transient rentals within the city limits.
Some minor changes to the current transient
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E. coli linked to girl’s death

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 17th, 2014
LINCOLN COUNTY -- It was a strain of E. coli that can be especially dangerous to the elderly and children that 4-year-old Serena Profitt had.
Profitt, of Otis, died in a Portland area hospital on Sept. 8 after being infected by strain 1057, health officials said during a press conference in Lincoln County Commissioner chambers last Thursday, Sept. 11.
The
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Lincoln County students produce mixed results

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 17th, 2014
LINCOLN COUNTY -- On a state exam that's tied to graduation requirements, the progress Lincoln County secondary students saw in 2014-15 was big. But with some significant drops, the elementary schools' math and reading results show there's still much to be done.
From 2012 to 2014, the Lincoln County School District saw a districtwide drop of 9 percent in math
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LCSD teachers to see increase in salaries

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 17th, 2014
NEWPORT -- The Lincoln County School District and Lincoln County Education Association have come to an agreement that will give educators a 2 to 7.6 percent pay increase for 2014-15.
The one-year contract ratified by the association earlier last week includes a .5 percent Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) increase on the schedule with a re-calibration of steps for more
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Barnstormer eyes Newport

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 17th, 2014
NEWPORT -- The race is on to revive the city airport, where a real-life barnstormer with the state's slowest air service will test the waters Oct. 18.
"I think Newport has a lot to offer," said Dana Andersen, whose 1929 Travel Air B4000 carries wide-eyed tourists now but used to fly revenue agents when it was the fastest plane of
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Port meeting set for Sept. 25

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 17th, 2014
The Port of Alsea Board of Commissioners are scheduled to meet for the regular monthly meeting on Thursday, Sept. 25.
The meeting agenda will include a public hearing for a proposed wood cutting ordinance.
The Board of Commissioners may adjourn the regular meeting session and open an executive session.
The meeting will start at 2 p.m. The Port of Alsea
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Port meeting set for Sept. 25

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 17th, 2014
The Port of Alsea Board of Commissioners are scheduled to meet for the regular monthly meeting on Thursday, Sept. 25.
The meeting agenda will include a public hearing for a proposed wood cutting ordinance.
The Board of Commissioners may adjourn the regular meeting session and open an executive session.
The meeting will start at 2 p.m. The Port of Alsea
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Irish morale stays high

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 17th, 2014
WALDPORT -- Despite a loss to the Santiam Wolverines, the Waldport Irish kept morale high throughout the game Friday, Sept. 12.
The Wolverines conquered the Irish on their home turf in a 13-0 non-league victory.
The varsity Irish team held strong against the Wolverines throughout the game. And, while the Irish weren't able to put any points up on the
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