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Former Condomium Site On Newport Beachside Cliff Collapses

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City of Newport
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Officials urge the public to stay away from a coastal outcropping in Newport known as Jump-off Joe, after a landslide.

  

 

The outcropping at the north end of Nye Beach where it meets Agate Beach is home to the ruins of a failed condominium project and belongs to Lincoln County. It has a history of slide activity and has finally collapsed. 

Officials with the county, City of Newport and Oregon State Parks Tuesday agreed to install fencing and signage upland of the area and more signage on the beach side of the slide. The public is prohibited access due to safety concerns.

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Credit City of Newport
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Officials have prohibited public access to the outcropping because of safety concerns.

  

Geotechnical consultants will be brought in to assess next steps.

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Rachael McDonald is KLCC’s former News Director. Rachael has a BA in English from the University of Oregon. She started out in public radio as a newsroom volunteer at KLCC in 2000. After reporting for the Northwest News Network and KAZU, Rachael returned to KLCC in 2007 as Morning Edition host and a general assignment reporter covering politics, the environment, education, and the arts. She was hired as KLCC News Director in 2018. Rachael departed KLCC in June, 2022.
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