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Angell Job Corps, Siuslaw National Forest celebrate Wilderness Act

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 16th, 2014
YACHATS -- Angell Job Corps has teamed up with the Siuslaw National Forest to build and install new information boards for the forest's three wilderness areas.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act as Angell Job Corps is also celebrating its 50th anniversary.
The Wilderness Act, which set aside more than 9 million acres of wildlands
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Waldport council talks pot

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 16th, 2014
WALDPORT -- Pot has been on the minds of many in Waldport. Medical marijuana dispensaries were the topic of a workshop session following the regular Waldport City Council meeting on April 10.
Two local entrepreneurs are hoping to open medical marijuana facilities, one within the city limits and the other only a few miles down the road at 1466 SW
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State plans über-park at Ona Beach and beyond

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 16th, 2014
ONA BEACH -- Planning for the future Brian Booth State Park is still in progress, but it promises to be unique in Oregon when it becomes a reality in three or four years.
The original oceanfront park and dunes at Ona Beach won't change much, but the new park will eventually grow to at least 1,300 acres and encompass the
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Talent showcase ‘Happy’ acts perform at YYFAP talent show

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 16th, 2014
YACHATS -- A lineup of acts were a "happy" addition to the Yachats Youth and Family Activities Program Community Talent Show as it returned this year.
Singing, dancing and comedy acts were the highlights of the show last Saturday, April 12. The event, held at the Yachats Commons, drew in a crowd of about 150 people and participants.
"It was
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County moves to ‘legalize’ North Yachats River Road

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 16th, 2014
NEWPORT -- After several hours of public hearings, Lincoln County has decided to "legalize" a small portion of North Yachats River Road 805 in order to repair the historic Yachats Covered Bridge.
The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners informally approved the process last Wednesday, April 9, which will allow the county to receive up to $700,000 in federal grant funds
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Joining the family

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 16th, 2014
Nuka, the Oregon Coast Aquarium's new sea otter pup, was allowed to join the other otters in the aquarium's sea otter exhibit last week. (Courtesy photo by Tennyson Mosher)
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Easter egg hunt this Saturday

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 16th, 2014
Join the Yachats Community Presbyterian Church and Yachats Youth and Family Activities Program for the annual Community Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday.
The egg hunt kicks off at 10 a.m. and there will also be Easter baskets for children. Easter egg hunting is for children up to age 12.The egg hunt will be held at the church, located at 360
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Bridges of Lincoln County Exploring the county’s historic covered bridges

Modified: Thursday, Apr 10th, 2014
LINCOLN COUNTY -- From the famous local bridges crossing Yaquina Bay and the Port of Alsea to their smaller counterparts spanning rivers and streams, Oregon has bridges aplenty.
As many as 14 covered bridges, if not more, have existed throughout Lincoln County at one time or another. Four of those bridges are still standing today, including the Chitwood Bridge, Fisher
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Looking back on 40 years in the gas station business

Modified: Thursday, Apr 10th, 2014
WALDPORT -- A lot has changed over the last 40 years. Just ask Bill and Nancy Gilliland.
The local small business owners took a long walk down memory lane last week as they turned over the keys to their tire shop to the new owners.
The Gillilands are the familiar and friendly owners of Bill's Chevron & Tire, located on
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Raising awareness is key in child abuse prevention

Modified: Thursday, Apr 10th, 2014
YACHATS -- April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and the Children's Advocacy Center of Lincoln County is shining light on the topic by raising awareness throughout the county.
Barbara LaBoss, a volunteer with the Children's Advocacy Center of Lincoln County, spoke to the Yachats City Council about National Child Abuse Prevention Month at their Monday work session, sharing important
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Possible delay for dispensaries Yearlong moratoriums would give locals time to regulate medical marijuana businesses

Posted: Thursday, Apr 10th, 2014
LINCOLN COUNTY -- It appears that both Lincoln County and the city of Newport are leaning toward enacting a moratorium ordinance this month on the licensing of medical marijuana dispensaries locally in an effort to consider their regulatory options.
The county currently has a temporary moratorium (effective through 2014) delaying the opening of dispensaries.
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