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Cool decision saved lives but Mayor’s crash-landing earns reprimand, recall

NEWPORT — Pilots who keep their cool to save the lives of passengers in the most desperate aviation circumstances are sometimes hailed as heroes before getting hung out to dry like Mayor Dean Sawyer!

What I do when terrorists attack

When little Harper, daughter of Gimp, the naval aviator, looks up at her grandpa and asks what he did when the terrorists attacked, I’ll say I picked up my gun and turned somebody in.

I’m not taking a pen to a swordfight

Guns! Sorry, I didn’t mean to startle you, but they’re back in the news.

A vote for Williams

While Susan Wahlke voted to waste over $200,000 of our tax dollars on false ethics charges against mayor Williams and a private investigator to snoop into the lives of citizens whose only crimes were having publicly met with the mayor to discuss their concerns, Don kept working for us.

Susan Wahlke for Mayor

I am writing to heartily endorse Susan Wahlke to be the next mayor of Lincoln City.

Why Democrats Endorsed Susan Wahlke for Mayor

There are some good candidates running for the Lincoln City mayor's office, but Susan Wahlke stands out as a candidate with the necessary experience, a strong work ethic and the institutional knowledge necessary to foster good governance.

An easy solution for a tough choice

I've been reading and hearing from several well-respected citizens of Lincoln City about why they prefer one of the four remaining candidates for Mayor to be decided in our May 18 special election.

Vote for Fernando Garza

This city needs to have a new voice for Mayor.

I support Riley Hoagland for mayor

I am writing to express my support for Councilor Riley Hoagland, who will bring a fresh perspective and new energy at a crucial time for our community.

Pictures from ‘high risk’ Lincoln City

Lincoln City on the Oregon Coast is home to many things, with beautiful sunsets and visually striking imagery on the list.

Paid Mayor?

A writer has said he and others have not been satisfied with the last two Mayors and if we, perhaps, would pay a Mayor we might have a better result.

Why not offer our next Mayor a salary?

Many Lincoln City residents, including me, feel that we haven’t had much luck with our past two Mayors. Maybe if we offered some sort of salary, we could do better?

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.

How moviemakers drove Depoe Bay ‘Cuckoo’ in 1975

DEPOE BAY — Imagine this usually noisy port oddly hushed as a loudspeaker echoes off the high rock walls, “Quiet Please! Lights…Camera…Action!”

Top 10 extras for your Tsunami Kit

Congratulations. You’ve survived the Flood of ’99, the Windstorm of ’13 and the Election Year Wildfires. You’ve dodged the Wuhan Bat Virus and brought your stash of toilet paper back to pre-Covid levels.

Outdoors: Five Questions, Five Answers

As the Hunting & Fishing Correspondent for this otherwise urbane and sophisticated web site, I figured my latest writing gig was just a good excuse to scour the county for hot-spot intelligence from numerous pistoleros, grizzled charter operators and bartenders around Lincoln County.

Open letter to Kurt Schrader

Why do large, profitable corporations pay such low wages that their employees are eligible for and must rely on federal anti-poverty programs just to make ends meet?

Oregon is different

Oregon, is going to tax your EIP COVID-19 payments from 2020. Now, you say, what about the money I received in 2021?

Teachers shove “at risk” out of vaccine line

My mom is 92 and has bouts with bronchitis, so I figured when Gov. Brown announced seniors would soon be getting the COVID-19 vaccine, mom would be at the head of the line.

The best hunt ever

There’s a reason they call it the Bull’s Bag, an unexpected five-mile coil in the Siletz River that confounds rookie drifters and appears on a map like the scrotum of an elk. It gets worse.

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