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Meet Ragnarok, the octopus

NEWPORT — After a nearly half-year-long hiatus, an octopus is once again ready to shake hands with visitors at the Oregon Coast Aquarium. The ever-popular Octopus Encounter was unavailable for the first few months this year, following the release of the aquarium’s previous encounter octopus, Cleopatra. Cleopatra was released into the ocean in November. The giant Pacific octopus had come to the aquarium after being discovered in a crab pot by a fisherman — not an uncommon occurrence, as the cep

Lincoln City talks bag ban

GLENEDEN BEACH — Rotarians and guests made their way to Salishan Resort for a lunch and talk on Wednesday, when the Lincoln City Rotary Club hosted a panel discussion on the topic of a potential bag ban in Lincoln City. On the panel were Lincoln City City Councilor Riley Hoagland, North Lincoln Sanitary Service president Tina French and Surfrider Foundation’s Oregon Field Manager, Briana Goodwin. Each candidate was given the opportunity to deliver a brief opening statement before the group bega

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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