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Monthly Archives: June, 2019

Lincoln City Pixiefest lowers ante, raises bar

The first day of Pixiefest at a new location, Taft High School's Mesa, brought a Ferris wheel and horses to the more affordable event under a clear sky with temperatures approaching 70 degrees Saturday.

Winning million-dollar lottery ticket nearly gone with the wind

Jose Martinez’s wife scrambled to pick up several Oregon Lottery Mega Millions tickets that almost blew out the window when she pulled down the sun visor in the couple’s car, not knowing one of those unsigned tickets was worth $1 million.

Lincoln County Sheriff offers safety tips for Fourth of July celebrations

The Fourth of July is just a few days away, which means fireworks and celebration. Here are some important tips to remember from the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office to ensure a safe holiday celebration.

Frozen treats make a comeback Saturday in Lincoln City

Lincoln City's Dairy Queen will be open 10:30 a.m. this Saturday according to the owner, and the frozen-treat chain store's kitchen and dining area have been remodeled. 

UPDATED: Health advisory issued for bacteria in Agate Beach, Seal Rock waters

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) today lifted a public health advisory for contact with marine water at Agate Beach and Seal Rock State Park Beach, both in Lincoln County, and Harris Beach, in Curry County.

Public takes big bite out of LCPD’s bark for K-9 program donations

The Lincoln City Police Department (LCPD) reports that approximately two-thirds of the necessary $75,000 has been donated by citizens and organizations toward its implementation of a K-9 program.

Lincoln City man rescues self in kayak mishap 100 yards off shore

Lincoln City resident John Duncan rescued himself this afternoon after his kayak flipped over "bow to stern," tossing him into the Pacific without a life jacket.

Chinook Winds celebrates 24th anniversary with a bang

Hundreds turned out for the 24th anniversary celebration of Chinook Winds Casino Resort Saturday night to watch fireworks on the beach in Lincoln City.

Lincoln City Summer Kite Festival ‘Zooms’ to new heights

A massive turnout for Explore Lincoln City's Zoom Summer Kite Festival took place Saturday with spectators watching kites soar over the beach at D River Wayside under near perfect weather.

‘Swarm’ of earthquakes 230 miles off the Oregon Coast

A series of Earthquakes registering 5.0, 5.3 and 5.4 and accompanying aftershocks were detected by the United States Geologic Survey 230 miles off the Oregon Coast Saturday.

Ruptured pipe causes Roads End sewage spill

A pressurized sewer line ruptured around 9 a.m. Friday underneath Logan Road causing an estimated 1,000 gallons of sewage to be discharged through a storm water culvert onto the beach at Roads End State Park. 

Salishan Golf Scramble to raise funds for new hospital equipment

Everyone is invited to enjoy golfing for a great cause at Salishan Spa & Golf Resort on Friday, Aug. 16.

NLFR extinguishes SUV blaze at RV storage

North Lincoln Fire & Rescue sent two trucks to put out a vehicle fire at 23rd St. RV & Boat Storage around 11 a.m. today.

Last Ride for fallen soldier, biker leaves Lincoln City

Family, friends and members of the community showed up to the last ride for Staff Sergeant Kyle Roland Boozer Thursday morning in Lincoln City with the mission to ride to Willamette National Cemetery in Portland where Sgt. Boozer will join other fallen servicemen and women.

Price is right for Lincoln City arts and culture; are you?

A lifelong love of arts and culture brought Niki Price to her role as director of the Lincoln City Cultural Center. View her video below, then share your story on why you support the Cultural Center, or another local arts organization, and win admission to the Siletz Bay Music Festival.

Lincoln City Parks & Rec to build nature play area with $30,000 grant

A $30,000 grant from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and The Walt Disney Company will allow the Lincoln City Parks and Recreation Department to build a play space area at SE 3rd and Keel.

High school student pulls off alleged heist at Game Over Arcade

A Taft High 7-12 student allegedly hid under pinball machines at Game Over Arcade this evening, reportedly getting away with close to $50 in quarters.

A Universe of Stories blasts Lincoln City into reading

Driftwood Public Library's summer reading program for families: "A Universe of Stories," is designed to entice youngsters to read, and the rewards are out of this world.

Man charged with kidnapping, DUII, manslaughter in passenger’s death

A passenger died and the driver charged with kidnapping, DUII, reckless driving, manslaughter and numerous other crimes Saturday following a single-vehicle crash near Toledo.Nikolas...

Yard debris burning season to close Monday in North Lincoln County

Yard debris burning season will close Monday in North Lincoln County due to unusually dry conditions and low precipitation and re-open when fall rains...

Suspect sought in bank robbery in south Lincoln City

Police are searching for a suspect in a bank robbery Friday morning at Bank of the West, 4659 SW Highway 101 in Lincoln City.

Motorists reminded to move over for stopped emergency vehicles

Every day, law enforcement officers and emergency workers put their lives on the line to save ours. Even a routine traffic stop has become risky business.

Annual county-wide test of emergency notification systems planned

The Emergency Management Division of the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office has scheduled an annual county-wide test of its emergency notification systems 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday, June 24.

Pacific Power takes steps to reduce wildfire risk, enhance response plans

As wildfires become more frequent and intense throughout the West, protecting the communities we serve from this increasing threat, while providing safe, reliable power, is our highest priority.

Lincoln City Police to stage active shooter response training drill

The Lincoln City Police Department, in partnership with the Lincoln County School District, will conduct active shooter response training Monday, June 24, and Tuesday, June 25, in and around Taft Elementary School.

Lengthy investigation leads to arrest of two men on felony drug charges

A specialized drug response team and a canine played a key role last week in the arrest of two Newport men following the discovery of a large amount of drugs, money and a weapon.

Lincoln City youth pastor Conte indicted on nine sex charges

A Lincoln County Grand Jury found sufficient evidence Tuesday to indict Lincoln City youth pastor Mitchell Conte on nine counts of sex-related charges, according to court documents.

Accreditation: Hospital focuses on geriatric emergency care

As the Baby Boomer generation is getting older and living longer, it’s important that health care systems provide appropriate care to older adults.Knowing this,...

Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital to expand ultrasound hours

Beginning June 24, the Diagnostic Imaging Department at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital will offer expanded hours for ultrasound: 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday...

Connectivity issue interrupts local Verizon telephone service

A connectivity issue is causing an interruption in Verizon telephone service in parts of Lincoln and Tillamook counties, Verizon West Area Consumer Media Relations Coordinator Heidi Flato said late Wednesday night.