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A global pandemic continues, but that isn’t the only worldwide news these days. People are gathering by the thousands in large cities across the globe and here on the coast rallies and protests are forming in smaller groups. Read more

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Farmers markets grew quickly in number and popularity in the past decade, but this year some new rules are springing up to help keep shoppers safe as they peruse locally grown produce and handmade crafts. Read more

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Masks have always been part of the allure of Haunted Taft. But, as Lincoln City’s popular walking ghost tour returns this weekend, Sasquatch and the skeletons won’t be the only ones covering their faces. Read more

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Depoe Bay has long billed its harbor as the “World’s Smallest” and now it can add “America’s Best” after topping an online poll to find the number-one mooring spot in the US. Read more

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It had started out so well. A few successful short trips up and down the Siletz River on a 10-foot stand-up paddle (SUP) board had given me the confidence to set up my camera on a dock, strap my remote shutter release to my wrist and try to take a few selfies. Read more

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A new photo contest from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Marine Reserves Program is aiming to showcase how Oregonians see and experience the Oregon Coast. Read more

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A purple sea star wraps its five rigid arms around a barnacle encrusted California mussel. Employing hundreds of tiny, hydraulically actuated tubed feet in unison, the sea star breaks the bivalve’s tenacious seal. With the mussel’s formidable defense penetrated, the sea star extends its card… Read more

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As Oregon slowly begins to re-open in the face of the continuing threat from COVID-19, business owners and beach-goers alike are getting used to staying six feet, or roughly two yards, away from each other. Read more

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Lincoln City Parks and Recreation will hold a mascot parade at the Lincoln City Community Center this Friday, May 15, offering “Tigers, Sharks, and Beavers, oh my.” Read more

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Depoe Bay has long billed its harbor as the “World’s Smallest” and now it can add “America’s Best” after topping an online poll to find the number-one mooring spot in the US. Read more

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A purple sea star wraps its five rigid arms around a barnacle encrusted California mussel. Employing hundreds of tiny, hydraulically actuated tubed feet in unison, the sea star breaks the bivalve’s tenacious seal. With the mussel’s formidable defense penetrated, the sea star extends its card… Read more

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As Oregon slowly begins to re-open in the face of the continuing threat from COVID-19, business owners and beach-goers alike are getting used to staying six feet, or roughly two yards, away from each other. Read more

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Lincoln City Parks and Recreation will hold a mascot parade at the Lincoln City Community Center this Friday, May 15, offering “Tigers, Sharks, and Beavers, oh my.” Read more

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Seven miles northeast of Waldport, tucked into the steep hills above the tea-colored Alsea River stands one of the last remaining old growth forests on the Oregon Coast. Read more

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You might not have given a thought lately to the 20-year-old bike that’s been gathering dust in your garage ever since dreams of a cross-country adventure collided with a schedule that doesn’t even allow for a ride across town. Read more

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Residents of Lincoln County can now quarantine on the green thanks to social distancing golf from Chinook Winds Golf Course. Read more

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Things have changed a bit since author Cheryl Strayed wrote a book about her solo attempt to hike the entire Pacific Crest Trail. Read more

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I feel I must start this story with a confession. When I first downloaded an app to start geocaching, I said to my husband, “How hard could this be? The phone pretty much tells you where the cache is.” Read more

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Are you feeling a little housebound? Do the “sheltering in place” and “social distancing” guidelines seem a little restrictive to your four walls at home? Lincoln County residents have a glorious option which also complies with the COVID-19 health and safety measures. Read more

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Easter is known as a time of surprises (Where did that egg come from? Who moved that rock? etc.) so it is fitting that organizers of one of Lincoln City’s most crowded Easter celebrations have figured out a way for it to go ahead in a time of social distancing. Read more

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In these days when social distancing presents a challenge for outdoor activities, a solo or family outing to our local beaches can bring tremendous pleasure. Beachcombing has always been a thrill for most Lincoln County residents, but the hunt for agates and jaspers has its own special rewar… Read more

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Everyone has their own idea of what makes a good trail. Common considerations include: Read more

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Social distancing has led many coastal residents to forego their regular gym visits or coffee gatherings in favor of soothing stroll on the beach, where keeping six feet away from others is simplicity itself. Read more

Registration is now open for a 5K Run/Walk set to take place on Saturday, April 25, at South Beach State Park as a fundraiser for the Lincoln County 4-H Static Committee. Read more

Organizers of a boots-on-the-ground habitat-restoration effort are appealing for helpers as they prepare to safeguard new vegetation on the banks of Bummer Creek near Alsea. Read more

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From the parking lot of Cape Lookout State Park, hikers have three fantastic trail options. The North and South trails lead hikers through old growth spruce forests to quiet beaches below, while the Cape Trail, considered the most remarkable of the three hikes, leads hikers two and a half mi… Read more

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‘In every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations.” — Iroquois Nation maxim Read more

As spring break approaches, Lincoln City shifts into high gear as a bustling beach town. But even in the midst of the busy season, there is no shortage of places where visitors and locals alike can feel like they are miles away from it all. Read more

The Nature Conservancy is looking for volunteers to help out at a volunteer work party taking place on Saturday, March 21, in Tillamook. Read more

Amphibian and reptile expert Dr. Tiffany Garcia will visit the Oregon Coast for back-to-back events hosted by the Lower Nehalem Watershed Council on Thursday, March 12. Read more

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Registration is now open for the Pelican Brewing Company’s third annual Pelican Brewing Salmon Run, which will return to Tillamook on Saturday, March 28, raising awareness and funds for the The {span class=”st”}Salmon SuperHwy{/span}, an ambitious salmon habitat restoration initiative. Read more

The transformation of the Salmon River Estuary will be the subject of a Thursday, Feb. 20, presentation hosted by the Yaquina Birders and Naturalists in Newport. Read more

The Newport Chapter of Surfrider Foundation’s Saturday, Feb. 15, beach cleanup will see volunteers gather debris pushed ashore by recent king tides, big swells and strong west winds. Read more

Registration is now open for the Three Capes Marathon Relay, which will see runners from around the Pacific Northwest flock to the Tillamook Coast at the end of February. Read more

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The Yachats Coastal Gems walking group will head to Depoe Bay this Tuesday, Feb. 4, to tackle the Three Loops by the Sea route. Read more

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Dive into the new year and start a run of good luck at the Newport Resolution Run & Polar Bear Plunge, a race that features 5k, 10k and half marathon distances and ends with a plunge into the Pacific. Read more

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Diving into cold water in the middle of winter might seem like a strange way to kick off a new year to some, but the fact that the number of organized events where people plunge together keeps growing, means it could actually be pretty fun. Read more

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Whether New Year’s Day is the first of many outdoor adventures or your one and only foray into the wilds before retreating under a blanket to wait out the winter — Oregon State Parks has you covered. Read more

Walkers will have the chance to start the New Year off on the right foot on Wednesday, Jan. 1, by joining the 10th Annual Yachats New Year’s Day Peace Hike. Read more

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With the Winter Solstice upon us, brighter evenings are on the way. But if you need more light in your life right away, there’s only one place to go — 2642 NE Holmes Road in Lincoln City. Read more

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Do Gray whales ever get ‘hangry?’ Let’s hope not. That potent combination of peckish and peeved is tricky enough to handle in a moderate-sized human, let alone a 35-ton whale. Read more

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This fall US Coast Guard crew aboard the rescue vessel Victory lit up the lives of crew members aboard a stuck commercial fishing boat, stranded 116 miles west off the coast of Newport, when they towed it safely back to harbor. Barring any needs for rescue attempts on Saturday, Dec. 7, this … Read more

The Seal Rock Garden Club will hold its annual Christmas Greens and Gift Sale this Saturday, Dec. 7, offering a wide range of wreaths and centerpieces as well as small decorated trees. Read more

Santa hats with bells on the end were made to be jiggled, so put your festive chapeau through its paces at Lincoln City’s annual Jingle Bell 5K Jog, set for Saturday, Dec. 14. Read more

A wide range of native plants plus the knowledge needed to make them thrive will be on offer this weekend in Newport as the Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District hosts its annual Native Plant Sale. Read more

The Audubon Society of Lincoln City will be heading out for a walking and driving tour of Siletz Bay this Friday, Dec. 6, in search of wintering waterfowl as well as year-round residents. Read more

The MidCoast Watersheds Council is looking for volunteers to lend a hand with a restoration work party at Walker Creek near Waldport on Saturday, Dec. 14. Read more

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Lincoln City’s newly renovated Taft Dock will anchor 51st Street with “Deck the Dock,” a holiday light display from Monday, Dec. 2, through January 5. Read more

Toledo will be the site of the final walk of 2019 for the Yachats-based coastal gems walking group, with an outing to the Toledo Ridge & River route this Tuesday, Dec. 3. Read more

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If the thought of entering a crowded store this Black Friday brings you out in a cold sweat, there are plenty of good excuses to spend the day outside instead — with free fishing throughout the state on Friday and Saturday; and a Green Friday cleanup in Lincoln City. Read more

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With the first round of winter’s king tides approaching, volunteer photographers are invited to help capture their effects in the Oregon King Tides Photo Project. Read more

Oregon’s forward-looking Beach Bill guarantees public ownership of the state’s 363-mile coastline, meaning that, try as you might, you can never own the deed to those precious sands. Read more

With the rainy season upon us, there are two choices: 1) stock up on cozy mysteries and retreat under your favorite blanket for the next three months; or 2) head outside and get wet. Read more

An effort to restore salmon habitat by planting native trees is in need of helping hands on Friday, Nov. 15, when the MidCoast Watershed Council will host a restoration work party on Record Creek near Alsea. Read more

If your ideal pastime involves driving the scenic Oregon Coast without the burden of small talk, the Wildlife Center of the North Coast has the perfect volunteer opportunity for you. Read more