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Yachats Calls For Water Restrictions Due To Drought

Yachats beachThe Yachats City Council has declared a water shortage emergency as of July 9 within the City’s water service area and will be likely to continue to exist for an unknown period of time. Currently the Water Shortage Level is Phase 1 however a Phase 2 shortage level is imminent. A prolonged drought may result in additional restrictions. It may be necessary for the City to purchase water from another provider. If that happens, a service charge will be added to Yachats residents’ current water rate for higher volume users to cover the added expense.

Phase 1 regulations include watering of lawns, gardens and landscaping is restricted to alternative days. Specifically, houses with an address number ending in even numbers shall water lawns only on even numbered calendar days. Houses with an address number ending in odd numbers, or fractional addresses, shall water only on odd numbered calendar days. All watering of lawns, gardens and landscaping shall be prohibited between the hours of 10:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M each day.

No water shall be used by the Yachats Rural Fire District for drills, fire hose testing, hydrant flushing or truck washing. The operation of an ornamental fountain, unless it is, are equipped with a recirculation system, is prohibited. If the dry spell continues phase 2 restrictions will be put in place in the next couple of weeks. Yachats residents can keep posted on the cities water emergency online at the cities website

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Two Arrested For Burglaries From Depoe Bay To Yachats

yorkBetween the dates of April 30, 2015 and May 30, 2015, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to several burglary and theft complaints from businesses located in the Yachats, Waldport, Seal Rock, and Depoe Bay areas. On May 30, 2015 at approximately 11:07am, a Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a theft complaint of $100 taken from a business located in the 300 Block of NW Hemlock Street, Waldport, Oregon. Descriptions of two suspects, a male and female, and their associated vehicle were obtained during the investigation.

At approximately 12:05pm, the deputy located a female matching the suspect description on Starr Street across from Kendall Field in Waldport. The female, identified as 36 year old Yachats resident Rebecca Emily York, was interviewed and subsequently arrested for theft of money taken from the Waldport business. During contact with York, suspicion was developed regarding her involvement in the business burglaries over the past month. York was subsequently taken into custody for the Theft of money and transported to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. Continue reading

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