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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.

UPDATED: Shooting investigated in Depoe Bay

DEPOE BAY — Deputies and state police officers swarmed a Hwy. 101 business and handcuffed some occupants after eyewitnesses said a gun-wielding man fired a BB-style handgun at them Friday morning.

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!”

Exploding sewer main just tip of the iceberg

DEPOE BAY — Long-running disputes over a sprawling sewer system that serves 10,000 residents in central Lincoln County are coming to a head.

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.

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