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  1. Gerry Frank's picks: Luxury accommodations and great dining options await you in NewportRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 30 |

    Location! Location! Location! It can make or break your weekend getaway. In the heart of it all, you don't have to worry when you book your stay at the recently remodeled Inn at Nye Beach .


  2. Father arrested after girl, 2, found wandering in Newport parking lotRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 26 |

    A Siletz father was arrested for child neglect and endangerment among other charges after his 2-year-old daughter was found wandering alone in a parking lot near the highway, Newport police said. The toddler was found wandering alone Saturday night near Southeast Benton and East Olive Street in Newport, police said.


  3. Oregon State's newest marine center necessary in the tsunami zoneRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 22 |

    Contrary to what you may have heard , Oregon State University can save more lives - and advance coastal safety - by building its next marine studies facility within a tsunami zone in Newport. I was assigned to work at OSU's Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport in 1975.


  4. Small-town cookware shops have great discoveries for traveling home cooksRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 21 |

    For people who like to cook, that shopping has a very definite mission: finding the rare, exotic and often beautiful implements to use back home to create wonderful food. A friend, for instance, spent a year planning a trip to China, and from the beginning the top of her list of must-do's was hunting down old, wooden moon cake molds in Beijing.


  5. Viewers react to Oregon-set 'Deadliest Catch: Dungeon...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2016 |

    The "Deadliest Catch" spinoff, "Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove" premiered Tuesday night on the Discovery Channel, with footage of Dungeness crab captains and crews sailing out of Newport, and gorgeous images of the Oregon Coast, the Yaquina Bay Bridge and the Newport area. What did viewers think of this Oregon-set show about crab fishermen? Reactions on Twitter last night ranged from enthusiastic to a bit skeptical.


  6. Newport crab-fishing captains say 'Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove' is 'really accurate'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2016 |

    Viewers of the new Discovery Channel show, "Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove" will see Newport's Gary and Kenny Ripka on familiar turf, as captains of Dungeness crab fishing vessels. But on Monday, the father-son fishermen were busy with the kinds of activities that come along with launching a brand-new TV show.


  7. Oregon-set 'Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove' plays up the drama of Dungeness crab fishingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2016 |

    The Oregon-set "Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove" is the new Discovery Channel show that's a spinoff of "Deadliest Catch," one of the cable channel's most popular series. The original premiered back in 2005, and through 12 seasons, viewers have watched captains and crews on vessels sailing the Bering Sea, earning their living from catching crab.


  8. Latest California-to-Oregon transplant: a potato-sized sea slugRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2016 | The Oregonian

    In what will be a familiar story to many in Oregon, a native of California has taken up residence here, likely driven from the Golden State by the rising tide of rent and fear of the tech bubble bursting. This new Oregonian is not a hoodie-clad ex-app developer or an artist priced out of a San Francisco cohabitational live/work space.


  9. First look at 'Deadliest Catch' spinoff about Newport crab fishermenRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 25, 2016 |

    Oregon Dungeness crab fisherman are getting their own "Deadliest Catch" spinoff with the new Discovery Channel show, "Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove." The series follows Dungeness crab fishermen who sail out of Newport, and the family members who wait for them onshore.


  10. Newport pig reunited with owner thanks to Shaggy's "Boombastic"Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 23, 2016 | The Oregonian

    The Newport Police Department is known as a social media powerhouse . On Tuesday, the department posted a video to Facebook of a pig set to the sounds of Shaggy's "Boombastic" and wrote, "Did you lose your pig? We found this little guy on the Bayfront yesterday.


  11. 5 great spots to surf on the Oregon CoastRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2016 | The Oregonian

    While the Pacific Northwest might not be as well known for its waves as California or Hawaii, improved wetsuit technology has made cold water surfing more enjoyable than ever. Here, longtime Oregon Coast surfer and Cosube surf shop owner Alex Morris shares his five favorite spots for beginners.


  12. Risk of major quake on Cascadia Subduction Zone higher than previously thoughtRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2016 |

    Using data with an unprecedented level of detail, a team of international researchers, including some from Oregon State University, have found that a major earthquake along the Cascadia Subduction Zone is more likely than previously thought. The team also found that quakes along the subduction zone happen more frequently and some of the region's largest population centers, including Portland and Seattle, are overdue for a rupture.


  13. Welcome to Lincoln County, land of an incredible 31 Oregon State ParksRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 7, 2016 |

    After digging through data provided by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, it became clear that the county on the central coast is an amazing hub for state parks, boasting a whopping 31 - far more than any other county in Oregon. It's not that Lincoln County has tons of space - at 980 square miles, it ranks 27th in size among all Oregon counties.


  14. Woman recounts escape from Newport motel fire that killed 4Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 6, 2016 |

    Burke had been staying at the City Center Motel with her boyfriend and 9-year-old daughter Isabella Esparza when the motel owner roused them awake. "There was no alarm," she said.


  15. OSU geologist: Building marine science center in tsunami zone is 'completely inexplicable'Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 5, 2016 | The Oregonian

    A prominent Oregon State University geologist described President Ed Ray's decision to build a $50 million building in a tsunami zone as risky, expensive and "completely inexplicable." Chris Goldfinger, a professor in OSU's College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, said Friday that he and at least two dozen faculty members will continue to oppose Ray's decision to build the Marine Studies Initiative building in a tsunami-inundation zone near the mouth of Yaquina Bay.


  16. Oregon State will expand marine science program in Newport tsunami zoneRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 5, 2016 |

    The Hatfield Marine Science Center sits near the mouth of Yaquina Bay, a tsunami inundation area with soils prone to liquefaction. When Oregon State proposed a $50 million building in a tsunami inundation zone in Newport in 2014, it heard worried responses from a state geologist and an OSU professor who believed a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake off the Oregon Coast would decimate the facility.


  17. Oregon-filmed 'Deadliest Catch' spinoff has Discovery boss 'excited': TV Summer Press TourRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 2, 2016 |

    Appearing at the Television Critics Association 2016 Summer TV Press Tour, Rich Ross, group president of Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and Science Channel, spoke about upcoming new series, including the Oregon-filmed "Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove." The series is the first spinoff show from what Ross called "the granddaddy of the unscripted genre," the long-running hit reality show, "Deadliest Catch."


  18. Smelt Sands is a poster park for sneaker wave safety on the Oregon coastRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2016 |

    Jack and Connor didn't see the sneaker wave coming. Even if they had, their spot on a rocky outcropping on the Oregon coast didn't afford them much room to run.


  19. Record razor clam dig closes Friday on Clatsop beachesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 11, 2016 |

    After a record setting season, razor clamming on Clatsop beaches will close Friday, July 15 to protect newly-set young clams. Digging for razors will remain closed through Sept.


  20. Oregon coastal anglers find an early start to tuna seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 1, 2016 |

    Albacore tuna, which like warmer water than salmon and are farther offshore, have become a hot item on the Oregon Coast. It takes extra caution and knowledge to reach the tuna grounds, however.


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