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Fire chief douses Depoe Bay siren claims

DEPOE BAY — After city officials rang in the New Year with the apocalyptic wail of five sirens that sent startled residents running for high ground, the local fire department was left to answer hundreds of calls and calm frayed nerves.

Depoe Bay mainstay Bill Spores dies

DEPOE BAY — Bill Spores, a stalwart of the community whose tenacious public service led to the remarkable growth of municipal parks, is dead at 87.

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.

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.

MYSTERY SOLVED! D.B. Cooper was my friend

He was the soldier who became a skyjacker, the skyjacker who became a priest, and the priest who lived and died in Depoe Bay. He was D.B. Cooper, the most famous fugitive on earth, and he was my friend.

Depoe Bay resident boosts Portland Police morale with gift bags

A Depoe Bay woman recently organized delivery of gift bags to an embattled Portland Police Bureau, who have been the target of attacks by rioters in the City of Roses.

Mayor, council seat contested in Depoe Bay

Voters yearning for a lively fall election won’t be disappointed as two city council veterans with contrasting views square-off for mayor while a conservative charter-boat captain challenges a prominent environmentalist for a key seat.

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.

The Last Mayor of Depoe Bay HAS HAD ENOUGH!

My name is Robert Gambino. I am writing this, as a citizen, who happens to be very frustrated, due to an editorial that is full of lies, slander and selfish, opportunistic journalism.

Committee to probe Depoe Bay finances

The city council voted unanimously this week to create a new committee to study Depoe Bay’s troubled finances, battered by the Covid-19 crisis, inadequate business software and mismanagement by a former top official.

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