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Oregon Coast Aquarium

The Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport has received its largest grant ever, in the amount of $5 million.


Chris Lehman / KLCC

The city of Newport is re-opening some city offices to the public for the first time since March.

Oregon Coast Aquarium

The Oregon Coast Aquarium's indoor exhibits will reopen to visitors on Monday. The popular Newport attraction was closed for five months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It recently opened its outdoor exhibits to the public.

OSU Extension

As part of the effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Lincoln County is reaching out to speakers of an indigenous language from Central America.

City of Newport

A group that supports fishing families in Newport has established a fund to help those affected by COVID-19.

Oregon Coast Aquarium to Reopen on Monday

Aug 7, 2020
Oregon Coast Aquarium

The Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport will be re-opening its outdoor exhibits to the public on Monday. New policies will help maintain social distancing between visitors, as Lincoln County is still in phase one.

Bonnie Lehman / KLCC

Drivers in Newport could face delays crossing the Yaquina Bay Bridge next week.

Bonnie Lehman / KLCC

After a major outbreak of the coronavirus in early June, Lincoln County is trending in a more positive direction.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Oregon State University will send its research teams back to Newport to conduct another round of coronavirus testing this weekend.

Oregon State University

Oregon State University says the results of a study to test for COVID-19 in Newport indicates the disease is still active in that community.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Lincoln County has reported its second COVID-19 related death, as the effort to slow the spread of the virus there continues.

Rachael McDonald / KLCC

Lincoln County is set to become the first jurisdiction in Oregon to require the use of face coverings in all indoor public places.

Karl Massdam / Oregon State University

Oregon State University says it plans to expand its door-to-door coronavirus testing project to a community on the Oregon coast that’s been hard-hit by COVID-19.

City of Newport

Officials on the Oregon coast are trying to contain an outbreak of COVID-19 that’s affected dozens of people associated with a seafood processing plant.

Oregon Department of Agriculture / Flickr.com

With the commercial crab season soon winding down, Oregon fishermen would normally be preparing for the shrimp harvest.  But Newport Mayor Dean Sawyer says that’s all in limbo, as the pink shrimp market’s been shaken by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Melorie Begay/KLCC News

To help combat the spread of the coronavirus in Lincoln County, officials are providing 40 motel room vouchers for the county’s unsheltered population. The idea is to provide a warm, safe place to stay for the homeless while most of the state has been advised to stay home.

Karen Richards

 

When it comes to near-shore earthquakes and tsunamis, Oregon’s coastal communities have moved beyond awareness and are taking action. As part of our series on Oregon's Natural Resources and Resilence and funded by the UO Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, we find there are some controversies and complications. 


Brian Bull / KLCC

Progress on what’s billed as one of the first “vertical evacuation” sites in the U.S. is proceeding steadily. KLCC’s Brian Bull gives an update on Oregon State University’s Marine Studies Building in Newport.

Rachael McDonald / KLCC

2 of the 3 most high-hazard dams in Oregon are in Newport. This week, the public can learn more about the Upper and Lower Big Creek Dams in a public tour.

City of Newport

KLCC's transmitter at Otter Crest is not functioning. Our engineer is installing a backup today and we should be back on the air later today (Wednesday).

Cyd Cannizzaro

Guests of the Sylvia Beach Hotel in Newport had a bit of a shock last Sunday during breakfast. A piece of the roof above them was ripped off by a powerful storm.

Brian Bull / KLCC

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s fleet of research vessels travel the globe. In the case of the Fairweather, it’s been charting the waters around Alaska since it left NOAA's Newport facility in May. Before it pushed off, KLCC's Brian Bull got a quick tour with the ship’s commander, Mark VanWaes. 

This audio postcard is part of KLCC’s ongoing 50th Anniversary tour. 

Steve Wyatt

One month from today, more than a million visitors are expected to be in Oregon for the total solar eclipse. Planning has been going on for years and is kicking into high gear. On the coast there are special concerns – and opportunities – for residents and tourists.

Rachael McDonald

The Oregon Legislature approved a bill this session that authorizes ports to operate shipyards. For the Port of Toledo, it is one of many steps in efforts to restore an economic driver for the region. But, some private shipyards in Oregon fear they’ll lose millions of dollars in business.

Hal Hermanson

The Oregon Coast Aquarium has been ranked among the top ten in North America. As part of our 50th Anniversary Road Trip Series, KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert shares the sights and sounds during a private tour of Newport’s 25-year old aquarium.

NOAA / NOAA

We’re all about sound here at KLCC.  And so is the Ocean Acoustics Program at NOAA’s facility in Newport.  Its program manager, Bob Dziak  and his team of nine researchers, analyze underwater recordings which help gauge the health and activity of the waters.  KLCC’s Brian Bull visited Dziak recently as part of our ongoing 50th Anniversary Road Trip. 

KLCC Road Trip: Newport April 21

Apr 19, 2017

KLCC News is presenting a 50th Anniversary Road Trip series, rolling into many KLCC communities throughout the year to learn more about the listeners we serve.  We began in Springfield in February.

Next Destination:  NEWPORT

Victims of Newport's City Center Motel Fire Identified

Aug 5, 2016
Dustin Capri

UPDATED: 12:05 p.m. Monday, August 8.

Four guests were killed in a blaze that broke out early Friday morning at Newport’s City Center Motel.

Oregon Coast Aquarium

The Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport is now treating two olive ridley sea turtles. Discovered on different beaches, they're both doing well.

Newport Urban Renewal Plan Seeking Public Input

Jul 27, 2015
City of Newport

The City of Newport is examining two urban renewal plans. One is located near U.S. Highway 20 and 101 near Agate Beach. The other is by the Port of Newport in the McClain Point area. Part of the plan includes providing resources to business owners and residences affected by any changes. Community Development Director Derrick Tokos says community feedback so far has been centered on the City's role in economic development.

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