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Kitchen nears completion

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 30th, 2014
nd, and donations from the community, the new kitchen at the Waldport Community Presbyterian Church is well on its way to completion.
The idea for a new, larger kitchen space, accessible to both the church and the Waldport community, originated a year and a half ago after the church noticed the current, smaller kitchen wasn't meeting their needs.
The church
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Port seeks to slow down erosion

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 30th, 2014
WALDPORT -- The Port of Alsea is looking at ways to slow down erosion on the nearby shoreline.
The Port of Alsea Board of Commissioners is set to vote on a draft ordinance that would restrict the cutting and removal of wood from port property.
The draft ordinance aims to promote sand stabilization along the shoreline on the south side
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LCSD hiring 60-plus educators

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 30th, 2014
LINCOLN COUNTY -- At the end of last school year, Sam Case Primary Principal Ryan Relken was one of multiple administrators who announced his resignation from the Lincoln County School District, so that he could move closer to family in Michigan.
It turns out that Relken was just one of 30 Lincoln County educators who resigned, for similar and
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OCTA celebrates 10 years

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 30th, 2014
LINCOLN COUNTY --Ten years ago, a small group of people with a huge love for animals and a desire to give back to the community formed Oregon Coast Therapy Animals (OTCA).
The crew of original OCTA members included Carol and Bruce Bishard, Kim Carlson, Shirley Fry, Lana Davis, Valerie Patterson and the late Roxanne Lechner, who had two therapy horses
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Highway 34 car crash

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 30th, 2014
WALDPORT -- An 80-year-old Waldport man, who was reported missing and endangered, was found alive last Thursday, July 24 inside a wrecked vehicle northeast of Alsea, authorities said.
Jon Culton was on his way to Corvallis from Yachats for a doctor's appointment last Wednesday, July 23 when he crashed his 1998 Toyota Camry on a stretch of Highway 34 near
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Marbled murrelet count

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014
YACHATS -- About the size of a robin and as swift as a car speeding down the interstate, the marbled murrelet can be difficult to spot.
Adding to the difficulty of catching a glimpse of this small seabird is the fact that its most active times of day are at dawn and dusk.
The marbled murrelet is listed as threatened
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Work continues on church building

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014
NEWPORT -- The idea to create a place that could serve the whole community started in 2002. Today, the Newport Church of the Nazarene continues working toward the goal of finishing their youth and community center building project.
Major progress has been made toward completing the building situated along NW Grove Street. The cost of the project, when everything is
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Some OCCC students struggling

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014
NEWPORT -- A single mom of two, Katie Collson isn't 100 percent sure yet what she's going to do about paying her summer utilities.
She and Oregon Coast Community College staff are scrambling to find options. Because of a gap in financial aid distribution, those who depend on the aid over the summer to help with living arrangements are facing
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Kids tour Newport airport

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014
Kids from the Lincoln City Parks and Recreation Department Trekking Camp explore the inside of a 1963 Cessna 310 airplane. Camp supervisor Bonnie Stone said the day camp participants had the time of their life on a tour of the Newport Municipal Airport. (Photos by Abbie Tumbleson) -- Les LaCasse stands near the wing of his 1963 Cessna 310 airplane
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New shop offers up sweet treats and gifts

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014
WALDPORT -- With a fun name like The Chocolate Frog, it seems fitting that Waldport's newest candy and gift shop has an eclectic range of merchandise lining the shelves and display cases.
Owners Leslie and Ken Hohstadt have been working to start up their own business throughout the last year. They are both overjoyed to have a fresh line of
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Powerful ocean organism

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014
The oxygen-rich surface waters of the world's major oceans are supersaturated with methane, a powerful greenhouse gas that is roughly 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide, yet little is known about the source of this methane.
Now a new study by researchers at Oregon State University demonstrates the ability of some strains of the oceans' most abundant organism, SAR11,
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