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Celebrating recovery while raising awareness

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 1st, 2014
WALDPORT -- It can be a cycle hard to break, but last Saturday's Hands Across the Bridge was a reminder that recovery from substance abuse is possible, and that it saves lives.
Close to 100 people held hands across the Alsea Bay Bridge in celebration of those who've recovered, with awareness of those individuals still struggling. Representatives from the community
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Shrimp processing facility does trial run

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 1st, 2014
WALDPORT -- A small-scale shrimp processing facility has moved into a building at the Port of Alsea.
The shrimp processing facility, located in a section of the port-owned building along N Broadway Street in Waldport, is being operated by Mike Gatens.
Gatens is running under the business name Shrimp Daddy LLC, and has entered into a lease agreement with the
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Rogue wants to build large warehouse

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 1st, 2014
NEWPORT -- Rogue Ales & Spirits has approached the Port of Newport regarding its plans to build a proposed 40,500-square-foot warehouse as soon as possible, preferably on an acre located just east of the current brewery site.
Port Manager Kevin Greenwood said on Sept. 23 at the Port of Newport Board of Commissioners meeting that he met with Brett
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Aquarium divers assist with survey

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 1st, 2014
More than a half a dozen divers plunged into a cold-water reef near Port Orford on the southern Oregon coast in early September. Sustained winds were just six miles per hour, creating relatively calm boating and dive conditions for these seasoned divers. With slates and cameras in hand, they swam through surge that pitched them back and forth as they
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Hauser Gallery reopens after flood damage

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 1st, 2014
SEAL ROCK -- Before ever walking into the Hauser Gallery, customers are met with an array of eye-catching items.
Bright kimonos blow in the breeze and unique wooden sculptures rest in their place outside the gallery located along Highway 101 in Seal Rock.
Once customers make their way through the front door, an even more eclectic mix awaits them.
African
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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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