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Restoring local waterways Multi-effort project helps improve habitat for fish populations

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 22nd, 2014
LINCOLN COUNTY -- Members of the local MidCoast Watersheds Council have teamed up with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW), Siuslaw National Forest, The Wetlands Conservancy and Pacific Forest Trust for a special project at four locations along the central Oregon coast.
The project includes the placement of large wood and native trees and shrubs in area waterways
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Schools participate in Great Oregon ShakeOut

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 22nd, 2014
LINCOLN COUNTY -- Students, teachers and staff members in schools throughout Lincoln County stopped what they were doing and prepared to duck, cover and hold for a one-minute earthquake at 10:16 a.m. on Oct. 16.
The drill was part of the Great Oregon ShakeOut, a statewide earthquake drill event.
When learning about emergency preparedness and what to do in the
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Large crowd rails as Coast Guard listens

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 22nd, 2014
NEWPORT -- The message sent to the U.S. Coast Guard entourage from a large, emotional audience attending Monday night's meeting regarding the proposed closure of the Newport Air Facility was "not over my dead body."
The estimated 250 people filling the commons at Oregon Coast Community College offered a respectful, appreciative standing ovation when Coast Guard personnel were introduced, but
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Elwood named new Port of Alsea manager

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 22nd, 2014
WALDPORT -- Cheryl Elwood is set to sign on as the new Port of Alsea manager during the first week of November.
Elwood was one of four finalists interviewed for the position earlier this month.
The interview board included Port of Alsea Manager Maggie Rivers and port commissioners Jan Power and Lou Piette.
Elwood will replace Rivers, who has
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Project underway at Yaquina Head

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 22nd, 2014
NEWPORT -- Construction supplies rested in a pile on the grass next to Yaquina Head Lighthouse on Oct. 14 as a preservation project for the 141-year-old lighthouse got underway.
The historic lighthouse, which is part of the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area managed by the Bureau of Land Management, is set to receive a fresh coat of paint along with
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Gas prices fall in coastal area

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 22nd, 2014
NEWPORT -- A drop in gas prices has swept the nation, including reduced prices on the central Oregon coast.
While the price for a gallon of gas in Oregon remains above the national average, Oregonians are still seeing lower costs at the pump.
The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded in Oregon was $3.50 on Oct. 14, according
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Exploring tide pool treasures

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 15th, 2014
YACHATS -- Tide pools along the central Oregon coast offer up a treasure trove of natural wonders.
Sea stars and anemones in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes can be found in the shallow pools of water nestled beside rocks covered with mussels and barnacles.
CoastWatch, a citizen monitoring program of the Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition, offered people an
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Bridge restoration projects on schedule

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 15th, 2014
LINCOLN COUNTY -- Restoration projects on two of Lincoln County's historic covered bridges remain on schedule as they receive a little more work than just a fresh coat of paint.
Both the Chitwood Bridge, located in the eastern part of the county off of Highway 20, and the Yachats Covered Bridge, also known as the North Fork Bridge, off of
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Proposed closure prompts firestorm

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 15th, 2014
NEWPORT -- The U.S. Coast Guard's decision to close the Newport Air Facility at the end of November continues to draw heavy criticism in coastal communities, and among Oregon politicians as they apply pressure to have the agency reverse its action.
Led locally by the Newport Fishermen's Wives Association, the effort includes condemnation by the city of Newport, Port of
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Grassroots support grows in response to Coast Guard decision

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 15th, 2014
NEWPORT -- As Lincoln County Commissioner Bill Hall put it, Oregon's congressional delegation is the one who really has the power to potentially impact the U.S. Coast Guard's decision to close Newport's Air Facility on Nov. 30.
But that doesn't mean others shouldn't continue to rise up and join the fight. The commissioners formally did so Wednesday morning with passage
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Council adopts new wood ordinance

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 15th, 2014
WALDPORT -- The Waldport City Council is on board with the Port of Alsea in efforts to slow down erosion along Alsea Bay.
City council members voted unanimously in favor of adopting an ordinance regarding erosion along Alsea Bay at their regular council meeting on Oct. 9.
The city has been monitoring erosion on Alsea Bay since 2010. The
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School district falls below state average

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 15th, 2014
LINCOLN COUNTY -- The majority of schools in the Lincoln County School District performed below the state average during 2013-14, new state report cards show.
The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) released its report cards for K-12 schools on Oct. 9, and of the 16 listed in Lincoln County, only three, Isaac Newton Magnet School, Newport High and Waldport High
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Home sales soar

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 15th, 2014
NEWPORT -- The $1.27 million sale of a spectacular, seaside residential property in Agate Beach last month capped an epic summer season for the real estate industry.
Sales of residential-site built properties in the region surged 30 percent to $18.88 million in September from $14.5 million in September 2013.
At the same time, the number of properties that changed
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