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Dry conditions propel brushfire near Eddyville

EDDYVILLE — A brush fire caught off of Crystal Creek Loop near Eddyville and brought five agencies to the area to contain the blaze, which ultimately affected approximately eight acres. The Toledo Fire Department was dispatched around noon Tuesday after reports of a brush fire, and upon arrival found one to two acres affected. “There were a couple of out-buildings that were threatened, and one of them got partially burned,” Toledo staff captain Greg Musil told the News-Times. “There’s a reside

Toledo pool plans for upgrades

TOLEDO — In the year since the Greater Toledo Pool District took over the city pool, a lot of improvements have been made — but there are more dramatic changes on the way. The board of directors recently announced a series of construction plans for the Greater Toledo Pool, which may take years to complete but could make a difference for the entire town. “We plan on doing it in a three-phase system,” explained district manager Paul Steenkolk. “We plan on replacing the natatorium (the building wh

FBI investigates bomb threat hoax

NEWPORT — Following the false bomb threat made on Newport High School on Tuesday, authorities are still investigating and Superintendent Karen Gray announced that district has been informed that the FBI is now involved in investigating the hoax. There have been several recent bomb threats to different schools around Oregon, but on the topic of this threat being connected to others, School Resource Officer Thomas Lekas said, “We have not confirmed that yet.”

Rick Bartow remembered

Newport artist Rick Bartow will be the central character of a new play, coming to the Newport Performing Arts Center on Dec. 14. The show is not a biographical piece by any means, but rather a tribute to Bartow’s artistic genius in the form of a fictional story. The play portrays an impossible meeting of Bartow and three of the authors he drew in the now traveling exhibit — A.E. Houseman, Emily Dickinson and Bertolt Brecht — after they leap from the page and into his studio.
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