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A quick drive around the area shows dramatic water level rise. Places like the Siletz river have turned to a torrent of brown as churning waters mix with mud as it heads to the Pacific ocean.

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Crews will close one lane of OR 18 for tree removal

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) announced temporary road closure/delays. "Expect one lane of OR 18 from milepost 9 to 19 along the H.B. Van Duzer Forest State Park to be closed for tree removal starting Monday, Dec. 4.  The work will be done from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The work is scheduled to be completed by Dec. 14. Work is weather dependent. Travelers can expect 20-minute delays on this section of OR 18. Flaggers will be in place with the use of a pilot car to guide motorists around the work crews. The work zone will be spread over 10 miles.

Get ready for some heavy rain

A series of atmospheric rivers will bring periods of widespread heavy rain through early next week.

Weather Service issues snow warning for Cascades

Heavy snow and gusty winds are possible in the Cascades Thursday, Nov 30th through Saturday, Dec 2nd.

Neskowin Valley School offers summer day camps

Valley School (NVS) announced today that it is offering Summer Day Camp (SDC) to all kids entering kindergarten-8th grade

Oregon State Parks offers five dollar parking discount

Parking costs $5 a day at 25 Oregon state parks unless you have a 12- or 24-month parking permit or a same-day camping receipt. The 24-month pass is $50 and is also available at store.oregonstateparks.org. The permits are transferable from vehicle to vehicle.




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Oregon Parks and Rec seeks public comment on proposed rules for excluding individuals from Oregon State Parks

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is accepting public comment on proposed updates to the rules for excluding individuals from Oregon State Parks who commit violations, including endangering the safety of visitors and staff (OAR 736-010-0020 and 736-021-0040).

Fire strikes historic Otis Cafe on Independence Day

North Lincoln Fire Rescue units swarmed the Otis Cafe shortly before 8 p.m. Thursday to combat a fully involved fire at the iconic restaurant.

New owners take over Sambos site

As surely as the Pacific's tides will come and go, so will businesses in Lincoln City. Sometimes they disappear for good and sometimes they...

Highway 101 hole prompts ODOT to call in geologists

Oregon Department of Transportation officials have called in geologists Thursday to take core samples of a hole on southbound Highway 101 in Otis.

Local men face drug, weapons charges following ATF search and arrest raid

Two Lincoln City men and a Cloverdale resident were charged Wednesday after Special Agents from the ATF Seattle Field Division executed multiple federal search and arrest warrants in Lincoln City.

New buyers rush to obtain guns

Nearly 40,000 people who bought firearms in Oregon last weekend were driven to gun stores to beat a proposed new law that makes it...