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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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Graffiti: A growing problem

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014
WALDPORT -- New paint jobs have been popping up around Waldport. Unfortunately, nobody has been asking for them.
Acts of vandalism and graffiti have been on the rise with spots throughout the community getting tagged throughout the last month.
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office pinned down three suspected local vandals, all juveniles, following a July 10 investigation.
Spray paint damage
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Transient rental talks continue in Yachats

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014
YACHATS -- Transient rentals were again the popular topic at a special Yachats City Council meeting on Tuesday, July 8.
Council members have been trying to figure out what changes, if any, to put in place since they've seen the number of transient rental licenses on the rise in recent years.
Currently, there are around 120 active transient rental licenses
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New public works director settles in

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014
WALDPORT -- Scott Andry signed on as the new public works director for the city of Waldport this May.
Andry was selected for the position following the retirement of former Public Works Director John Alfano.
While Andry is new at the job as the public works director, he has been working for the city for almost five years. He was
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Coast Guard sees change of command

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014
NEWPORT -- The change of command of a military activity represents the total transfer of responsibilities, authority and accountability from one individual to another.
As of July 10, a new commanding officer is at the helm of U.S. Coast Guard Station Yaquina Bay.
Station Yaquina Bay Commanding Officer Lt. Robert Ornelas Jr. handed over the command of the station to
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