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Donations Needed For Project Homeless Connect

6th---PHC---Poster-JPEGProject Homeless Connect Newport organizers are gearing up for this years event, scheduled for October, and are looking for donations. Organizers of the event however are accepting much needed donations.

Thanks to a grant of $2,000 from the Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution fund they are able to purchase tents, tarps, sleeping bags along with ID’s and Birth Certificates. All sizes of new socks and underwear for men, women and children are greatly needed. Warm items for winter like gloves, hats and new coats are also needed for the event.

This is the 8th annual Project Homeless Connect held to distribute services to the homeless in Lincoln County. Last year there were 168 people served. Participants received a variety of services such as dental care, shots from Health and Human Services, help with ID and birth certificates, and veterinary services. Continue reading

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Rainer Heads To Alaska

NOAA-Transparent-LogoThe National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or NOAA Ship Rainier, departed from Newport on Monday April 21st headed for Kodiak, Alaska to acquire data as part of an effort to update NOAA’s nautical charting products in support of Southwest Alaska’s large fishing fleet, increasing levels of passenger and commercial vessel traffic.

The 231-ft. NOAA Ship Rainier is one of four hydrographic survey ships in the NOAA fleet that conduct hydrographic surveys in support of the nautical charting mission of NOAA’s National Ocean Service.

Equipped with global positioning system side-scan sonar, multi-beam survey technology, echo sounders, data acquisition and processing computers, and seven survey launches, the ship is one of the most modern and productive survey platforms of its type in the world. 

With a crew of 40, Rainier operates eight to nine months of the year in the coastal waters of Alaska, identifying the location of boulders, wrecks and other hazards to navigation absent from current charts and to verify objects and depths already noted.

Commissioned in 1968, NOAA Ship Rainier has a 45 year history in the NOAA fleet of research ships and aircraft which is now based at the Marine Operations Center- Pacific in Newport, OR. She is operated and managed by commissioned NOAA Corps officers and civilian wage mariners.

NOAA Corps is one of seven uniformed services in the United States whose officers have scientific or engineering backgrounds and develop an important blend of operational, managerial, and technical skills that support the agency’s programs at sea, in the air, in space, and ashore.  

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SBDC Presents Law Classes

RichardHuntpalmerThis month, the Oregon Coast Community College Small Business Development Center will deliver a pair of brand-new business law courses to participants throughout Lincoln County. Presented live on the Newport OCCC campus, these two sessions will be simulcast live via two-way video-conference to the Lincoln City campus, allowing people from all over the Central Coast to participate, ask questions and interact with the instructor. The two courses will be led by Richard Huntpalmer, an attorney recently relocated to the Oregon Coast.
The classes will be held on Wednesdays, April 23 and April 30. Both will begin at 6 pm.
Below are the tentative agendas for these two sessions. The instructor, however, plans to tailor course content to the registrants’ needs. A survey is posted at the end of this story at the SBDC’s website, “Richard hopes everyone who registers for this course will take a few moments to fill out this survey,” said SBDC director Dave Price. “Armed with these questions in advance, he’ll be sure to touch on the issues of most concern for those in the audience.” Continue reading

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Pedestrian Seriously Injured After Being Hit By A Truck

Veh Ped Crash 04.20.2014On 04/20/2014, Newport Police Officers and medical personnel were dispatched to a vehicle versus pedestrian crash. The crash occurred in the 900 block of NE Eads Street. The investigation revealed that Elsy Garcia-Carrillo, age 17 of Newport, was driving a 2007 Toyota Tundra pickup and was stopped at the stop sign located at NE 9th and NE Eads Streets. Garcia-Carrillo was pulling away from her stopped position preparing to drive north on NE Eads Street when she began turning too far to the right. She attempted to correct her over-steering by applying the brakes, in her panic, Garcia-Corrillo pressed on the accelerator, launching her vehicle over the curb and across the sidewalk, slamming into a tree.

A 26-year old Newport woman was walking south on the sidewalk when she was struck by Garcia-Corrillo’s vehicle, and pinned between the vehicle and the tree. The woman received major injuries to her left arm; she was transported to Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital, and later flown by REACH Ambulance to Emanuel Hospital in Portland. Garcia-Corrillo and her passenger were not injured. The crash is still under investigation. Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact Officer Tom Lekas at 541-574-3348.

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Bob Welch Talks About His Book, Cascade Summer



Oregon author Bob Welch comes to Newport Thursday, April 24, to talk about Newport Reads! selection, Cascade Summer: My Adventure on Oregon’s Pacific Crest Trail. The program begins at 7:00 p.m. followed by book signing in the auditorium of the Hatfield Marine Science Center.
Welch is the award-winning writer of nearly 2000 columns for the Eugene Register-Guard and 15 books. Books are available at the library, local book stores are selling them, and copies will be for sale after the talk.

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Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs

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April 26 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. PAADA (Partnership Against Alcohol  and Drug Abuse), Local Law Enforcement and the DEA give the public an opportunity to safely dispose of unused and unwanted prescriptions drugs.

 PAADA, Local Law Enforcement and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its eighth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

Bring your pills for safe disposal to Rx Drop Boxes located at
Police Departments in
Newport, Toledo and Lincoln City; and in Waldport from 10-2 at the Sheriff’s Office Sub-Station (located behind Waldport City Hall).

The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Continue reading

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New Tropical Fish At Oregon Coast Community College.

Something fishy has recently arrived at the Oregon Coast Community College. A new group of live tropical marine fish was added to the Aquarium Science facility as part of a laboratory activity in the Aquarium Science Program’s Fish and Invertebrate Health Management class. As a result of a generous donation from Quality Marine, a tropical fish wholesale company based in Los Angeles, the new fish as part of a quarantine project in the class.


clip_image00222Aquarium Science student Drew Shelquist, from Minnesota, carefully inspects the condition of the new fish that arrived at OCCC from Quality Marine (Los Angeles, CA). In preparation for shipping, two bags are placed inside each other (double-bagged), then water is added up to 1/3 of the bag. Fish are then added and the remaining space is filled with pure oxygen before the bag is sealed. All fish arrived alive and well.

The quarantine laboratory exercise included instruction about how to properly receive, acclimate and introduce specimens into a newly constructed fish quarantine system in the facility. The quarantine system was installed earlier in the year by students enrolled in the Life Support Systems Design and Operation class. The aquarium system was specifically developed to support hands-on activities and projects in the program’s curriculum. “A major goal of the Aquarium Science Program is to provide numerous hands-on practical experiences, for the students, as they relate to the program’s courses. Operating fully functional aquarium systems with live animals, which the students built, are essential in preparing the students to enter the aquarium science industry workforce after graduating from the program”, said Chris Spaulding, the Aquarium Science Program Director.

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Lubchenco Back At OSU

lubchencoFormer National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Administrator Jane Lubchenco is back on the faculty of Oregon State University where she has a new role – adviser to the university on marine studies issues. OSU has named Lubchenco Distinguished University Professor and Adviser in Marine Studies – a position that will help coordinate and expand Oregon State’s international prominence in marine-related studies, which are spread across several disciplines and account for nearly $100 million annually in research funding.

“After four years at the helm of the nation’s premier agency for the ocean and atmosphere, I’m delighted to be back at OSU, and even more pleased to see the new energy focused on marine science, education, policy and outreach,” Lubchenco said. “From my time at NOAA, I know both the high caliber of marine sciences at OSU and the strong potential for a more robust, visible and effective marine studies program that can provide much-needed global leadership by our faculty and students.

“I’m energized by OSU’s commitment to elevate ocean stewardship and to expand the range and quality of opportunities available to students,” she added. Oregon State’s growth in the marine sciences in recent years has been significant and Lubchenco has played a key role with her seminal research in marine ecology. OSU boasts one of the strongest marine ecology and biology programs in the nation in the College of Science; a formidable oceanography program in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences; and one of the most highly regarded marine research and education facilities in the country in the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport. Continue reading

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Community Corrections Public Notice

Lincoln County Community Corrections

218 W. Olive St. Newport, OR 97365
Ph:(541) 265-8851 Fax:(541)265-6041

Community Alert

Community Corrections advises the following:
“Do not attempt to apprehend this person.” Contact law enforcement for follow-up action, if you suspect or have information related to any misconduct or violations of Probation/Parole/Post-Prison Supervision.


Richard Ketola

White Male, 5 foot 9 inches, 185 pounds, Brown eyes, Greyish white hair

RESIDENCE: UPDATED ADDRESS: In the horse barn across from 3547 S Beaver Creek Rd., Seal Rock

CRIMINAL HISTORY: Current supervision for Rape I, previous convictions for Sex Abuse III, Private indecency, failure to register as a sex offender

TARGET VICTIMS: Minor females, minor males, adult female

TYPE OF SUPERVISION: Supervised as a High Risk Offender, on community supervision until 02/27/17. Continue reading

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Afterschool Art Program

Ms ChristmasChildren enrolled in the 21st Century After School program at Sam Case Primary School in Newport had the opportunity to explore the art and music of our southern states, under the guidance of a guest artist the week of March 31-April 4. Teresa Christmas, who owns Art Matters Community Art Studio in Bowling Green, Ky., and is an artist-in-residence with Warren County (Ky.) School District, provided a special weeklong program focusing on “Art of the South.”

As the children learned about artists who were either living in the South or influenced by the migrations of Southern artists to the North, they were shown several different art forms such as clay, collage, and print making, as well as painting. The children explored each medium and created their own works. Additionally, Christmas linked the artist each day with music of the period, so the children were working on their creations while listening to great blues and jazz musicians. Continue reading

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