Friday April 23, 2021

Rick Beasley

Rick Beasley is simple writer who collects sniper rifles for a hobby. He has worked for numerous newspapers throughout his many years in the news business, including his own, the Depoe Bay Beacon.
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Young skipper’s ashes scattered at sea

DEPOE BAY — A tragedy that hung like a cloud over the small harbor here was put to rest Saturday during a seagoing memorial service for Dustin Couch, a popular and respected skipper who died at 37 in a car wreck.

Man saved by fast Coast Guard action

The fast actions of a heroic U.S. Coast Guard motor lifeboat crew were credited Friday for the rescue of a man who fell into the ocean at Rocky Creek State Park, two miles south of Depoe Bay.

Lincoln City man swept into protest

A Lincoln City businessman who was returning home Friday from a trip to Bend found himself trapped by tear gas, police and hundreds of protestors.

Hall wags finger but mangles the message

Lincoln Co. Commissioner Claire Hall continues her Quixotic quest to channel the late Republican governor Tom McCall in a cynical warning to second-home owners in “Scram!”

History-making mayor of Depoe Bay dies at 76

DEPOE BAY — An acclaimed former mayor who defied racial barriers in police work and politics has died at the age of 76.

Charter titan Lars Robison dies

Lars A. Robison, an owner and president of Dockside Charters, passed on Nov. 29, his life cut short by recent illness.

Outgoing mayor triggered doomsday sirens

In his last official act, outgoing mayor Robert Gambino personally activated the town’s emergency sirens at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, triggering a tidal wave of complaints at city hall when scores of people who evacuated to higher ground learned there was no danger, after all.

Black Belt teaches women’s self-defense in ‘dangerous’ Lincoln City

As a female in one of Oregon’s most dangerous cities, Tiffany Richards would be the wrong woman to pick on in an empty parking lot — one of the places where women are often assaulted.

Jim White: Black leaders matter

When all Hell broke loose and county commissioners Jacobson, Hunt and Hall needed a leader of color to help navigate volatile racial politics, the phone was silent at the White house in a pleasant Depoe Bay suburb.

Amy Ryan Courser blasts do-nothing politicians for wildfire negligence

Heads should roll on Nov. 3 for slipshod forest policies that changed Oregon into a tinderbox waiting for a spark, declared a contender for Congress who is turning the U.S. 5th District into a hot seat.