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Monthly Archives: January, 2019

Man trapped under tractor blade in critical condition near Siletz

A man found pinned under a tractor blade at a logging operation site near Siletz was transported by helicopter to a Salem hospital in critical condition Thursday morning.

Chemistry, teamwork give Blazers new-found playoff promise

Over recent weeks, the Blazers have become the team fans hoped they would become. In a brutally tough Western Conference, they have proven themselves able to compete with the best the NBA has to offer.

Health Authority supports improvement to medical marijuana program

Oregon Health Authority officials agree with state audit findings that the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) needs improvements to ensure grow sites comply with reporting requirements.

Police arrest two following crash, high-speed chase through Lincoln City

A routine traffic stop and subsequent high-speed chase through Lincoln City today resulted in a rollover crash, the discovery of a stolen vehicle and the arrest of two people.

Taft gets mat lesson in wrestling road match at Tillamook

Saying his team “went toe-to-toe with a wrestling machine,” the Tigers fell 63-15 to Tillamook, the state’s top-ranked Class 4A team, but experienced a “super fun night.”

Cell phone finding leads to man’s arrest for child sex abuse

A cell phone found in a Newport coffee shop's public bathroom on Monday led to the arrest of a 48-year-old Newport transient on child abuse charges.

Taft boys roll, girls fall in home league basketball games

Jordan Hall scored a team-high 13 points to help the Taft High boys basketball team snap a three-game losing skid Tuesday night with a 47-33 Coastal Range League home victory over Warrenton.

Woman trapped in crashed pickup overnight off Schooner Creek Road

A red pickup truck crashed into the trees off Schooner Creek Road near Milepost 3.5 at approximately 2 a.m. Tuesday morning leaving a woman trapped behind the steering wheel until rescuers got the call at 7:45 a.m. and arrived to extricate her. 

Taft freshman Sam Cortes dives deep into local swimming lore

On the surface, Taft High’s Sam Cortes has been a fixture in local swimming circles for nearly a decade now. Dive deeper and you’ll learn much more about the personable teenager who is earning the distinction of being among the school’s most dominating freshmen athletes ever.

High-speed chase through Lincoln City called off for safety reasons

Lincoln City Police are looking for a silver Mitsubishi Outlander with New York license plates following a harrowing chase exceeding 85 mph through Lincoln City today.

Get your Gray Whale license plates beginning Friday in Oregon

The Oregon State University Marine Mammal Institute Gray Whale vehicle license plate will be available for Oregon passenger vehicles only starting Friday.

Nighttime D-River Bridge construction work to begin Feb. 4

Bridge improvements designed to protect and improve three coastal bridges that have deteriorated from salt air in the Lincoln City and Florence areas will...

Pronto Pups ‘Carnage’ ensues in eating contest at Otis

Competitive eater and YouTuber Max Carnage took home the $100 top prize Sunday in Otis Pizzeria's first-ever Pronto Pup eating contest by consuming 10 1/2 corn dogs.

Taft swimmers splash down third against bigger schools in Salem

Taft High senior Joram Hoff won two events, and senior Lydia Prins, junior Hunter Lundstedt and freshman Sam Cortes one each Saturday to lead the Tigers to third-place finishes at the Blanchet Invitational swim meet in Salem.

Comic Con culture unveiled in living color in Lincoln City

The first-ever "Lincoln City Comic Con" sprang to life Saturday at the Lincoln City Cultural Center with fantasy, sci-fi and comic book fans dressing up as their favorite fictional characters and vendors selling coveted collectibles.

Lincoln City Police Crime Log Jan. 18-24

Fraud - 3:12 p.m. - TLC Credit Union - ATM skimmer placed on business ATM. Surveillance of suspect available.

Taft wrestlers tune up for Districts with road split

Taft High won one match and lost another Thursday, but Coach Robb Ellis said his team performed like champions in both competitions in the absence of four top wrestlers and the aftermath of a punishing defeat.

Suspected drunken driver crashes into tree near Devils Lake

A 32-year-old Neotsu woman suspected of driving under the influence crashed into a tree Friday morning off SE East Devils Lake Road east of...

Bulldogs sweep Taft boys, girls in league basketball play

Willamina handed the Taft High boys and girls basketball teams Coastal Range League home losses Friday.

OGEC clears City Council of public meetings law violation

The Oregon Government Ethics Commission rejected its own investigation’s findings that Lincoln City Homepage was illegally barred from a Lincoln City City Council meeting and dismissed the case on Friday.

Don’t drop the ‘Super’ ball: Fans don’t let fans drive drunk  

The time is approaching for "Super Bowl Sunday." No matter what team you root for, fans don’t let fans drive drunk.

Get ‘Steere’d Straight’ on players most deserving of NFL hardware

With the NFL's regular season long over, there has been a lot of talk about who should win what award and who shouldn’t. Here is who I believe to be most deserving.

Coast Guard assists 17 fishermen off Pacific Northwest Coast since Sunday

Coast Guard crews in Oregon and Washington have assisted 17 fisherman in five response calls since Sunday.

Lincoln City Project Homeless Connect innovates

Lincoln City's Project Homeless Connect (PHC) 2019 was held at the Lincoln City Resource Center & Emergency Warming Shelter Thursday morning with multiple county services showing up to serve the homeless.

New hospital construction team says ‘Beam Me Up!’

Community members will get their last chance beginning Friday morning to offer their well-wishes by signing a massive white steel beam that will complete the framework of the new $42 million Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital.

Powerhouse Harrisburg humbles Taft wrestlers

The Taft High wrestling team, missing two key competitors due to illness and injury, was taken to the mat in humbling fashion Wednesday with a 48-18 loss at Harrisburg.

Alleged kidnapping victim found; dog assists in man’s arrest

A routine traffic stop last week in Newport resulted in the discovery of a missing California woman and the arrest of her alleged kidnapper following his apprehension in Toledo by a Lincoln County Sheriff's Office K9 unit.

LCSD shows improvement in high school graduation rates

Saying it has experienced an “upward climb for four years now,” the Lincoln County School District's (LCSD) overall graduation rate rose by more than 4 percent to nearly 82 percent in 2017-18 -- double that of the state average.

Cat’s out of the bag; ‘Weedman’ back in business

Eddie "Weedman" Biggar is back on the corner of SW 32nd Street and Highway 101 flipping a coffee sign for Cat in a Bag Coffee, a purveyor of cannabis-infused drinks.

SHOOTING STAR: The sky’s the limit for towering Taft senior Ray Darrington

At 6-foot-9, Taft High senior Ray Darrington has stared down child neglect, school struggles, bullying -- even racism – but overcoming adversity has rewarded the 18-year-old prep basketball standout with promise for the future, where the sky’s the limit . . .