The state is closing recreational hunting, fishing, crabbing and clamming to non-residents due to concerns about travel to Oregon to participate in these outdoor activities, according to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW).

Most fishing and hunting seasons remain open in Oregon, but participants should continue to comply with social distancing and other guidelines set forth in the Governor’s Stay Home, Save Lives order. While Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) does not enforce regulations such as the…

The Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) Executive Board held an online meeting today to discuss the latest developments regarding the COVID-19 situation. The Board decided to continue its current suspension of spring activities but chose not to cancel any other remaining state champi…

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) announce the closure of razor clam harvesting on the central Oregon coast. Recreational and commercial razor clam harvesting is now closed from Cascade Head (north of Lincoln City) to the Califor…

Registration is now open for the Pelican Brewing Company’s third annual Pelican Brewing Salmon Run, held Saturday, March 28. The 5K, 10K and 15K run starts at 10 a.m. at Pelican’s Tillamook Brewpub.

North Coast rivers are fishable, and it appears to be a good year for winter steelhead, according to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW). Water levels are a bit low to be prime, but there are plenty of steelhead around and still being caught.

Tillamook High School (THS) is in its second year of being a Unified Champion School with Special Olympics. Through Unified Sports, students come together in a setting where all teammates are challenged to improve their skills and gain a better understanding of each other’s abilities through…


Neah-Kah-Nie School District announced that Coach Mike Wantland recently received the Oregon Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame, Lifetime Merit Award. Neah-Kah-Nie expressed congratulations to Wantland via social media Wednesday, Jan. 22, calling him an incredible volunteer, coach, mentor, motiva…

The Neah-Kah-Nie High Pirate boys basketball team has struggled this year while compiling a 3-12 overall record, including a 1-8 mark in the Class 2A Northwest League.

After losing six of their first seven games, the much improved Neah-Kah-Nie High girls basketball team has certainly turned things around while enjoying a tremendous amount of success recently. ​

Going into the locker room down by 10 points at halftime, Neah-Kah-Nie reversed the momentum in their last game to overcome Gervais 20-10.


Neah-Kah-Nie blasted Vernonia out of the water at homecoming this past Friday, Oct. 25, with a 48-7 final score for the Pirates. The Loggers have yet to pick up a win this season, losing eight straight games, five in league play.


The Neah-Kah-Nie lady Pirates volleyball team desperately needed a win in order to stay alive in the Class 2A Northwest League District volleyball playoffs. The Pirates had a chance to extend their season if they could just get an upset win over the Portland Christian Royals.

The Eugene Schmuck Foundation (ESF) wishes to thank each and every person who helped make this year’s Manzanita Open a rousing success. In the upcoming November 20th issue of the Headlight Herald, we will acknowledge the full list of all the sponsors, donors, and volunteers for 2019.

Neah-Kah-Nie held their ground in a close home game against Nestucca this past Friday. The Pirates were already watching for what’s expected to be a fierce Bobcats defensive line this season.

The Nehalem Tiderunners Dragonboat team members pose after finishing a race at the Salem Worldbeat Dragonboat races in July. Their next competition is at Flathead Lake in Montana during the weekend of Sep. 7-8.


I walked into our staff meeting on Monday and sat down, ready to begin another week. As I reflected on my weekend at the 2A State Track and Field Meet in Monmouth, our resident historians, Principal Buckmaster, Neah-Kah-Nie graduating class of 1986, and Mr. Douma, Athletic Director, Neah-Kah…