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Based on the weather the last few days, it appears summer is here, but officially it doesn’t start for another 3 days.  The high pressure ridge is starting to weaken as a trough of low pressure drops down from the north that has actually caused some drizzle as far south as Astoria.  Read more

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Forest Service Road 1790 will close temporarily from June 17th through August 31st, while an undersized culvert is replaced with a structure that fish are able to pass through. The road, 10.3 miles southeast of Lincoln City off Forest Service Road 17, provides access to Drift Creek Organizat… Read more

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At a House Congressional Briefing on Capitol Hill, the News Media Alliance debuted a new video, Legislation to Protect Local News, on efforts to protect the future of news publishers and high-quality journalism in the United States. Read more

Two leading marine ecologists say now is the time for scientists to escalate the creation of “scalable solutions” to the ocean’s problems rather than just “documenting the tragedies underway.” Read more

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In front of a crowd that filled the fire hall meeting room to capacity, a letter was read announcing the immediate resignation of the fire board chairwoman. Many in the audience gathered to hear more about payroll problems that were discovered in a recent audit. Read more


Many Lincoln City citizens may have noticed the clouds of smoke blanketing the sky east of town yesterday on the way home from work. The Oregon Department of Forestry discovered that smoke was coming from a 120 acre Trojan Fire, 10 miles Southwest of Grande Ronde. Read more

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A Change of Command and Retirement Ceremony was held at U.S. Coast Guard Station Tillamook Bay on May 31. Master Chief Boatswains Mate Curtis Dewey retired after 31.7 years of service, and Senior Chief Boatswains Mate Corbin Ross assumed command of the station. Read more

A state trooper happened to be nearby when a pair of kayakers overturned on the Wilson River this past Thursday, May 30. The emergency was reported to 911 and the Oregon State Police trooper went into action. Read more