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Monthly Archives: July, 2019

Highway 18 reopened following fires near Grand Ronde

A fire at Jim's Trading Post in Grand Ronde and nearby brush fires stopped traffic on Highway 18 Wednesday, but ODOT says traffic is flowing again as of 5 p.m.

Walker Farms’ Farmer’s Market membership revoked over sign dispute

Walker Farms of Siletz has had its Lincoln City Farmers and Crafters Market membership revoked for refusing to take down a sign expressing various viewpoints.

SUV ‘remodels’ NLFR’s Bob Everest Station in Lincoln City

A black SUV crashed into North Lincoln Fire & Rescue's Oceanlake station at 6:28 p.m. Tuesday after colliding with a truck on Highway 101.

Lincoln City firefighter Blacketer’s mother killed in Siletz residential fire

Recently retired local firefighter George Blacketer's mother died Monday evening in an accidental residential fire in Siletz.

California woman dies in traffic accident near Grand Ronde

A 61-year-old Ventura, Calif., woman riding behind family members in another car was killed Monday afternoon in a single-vehicle traffic crash near Grand Ronde.

Oregon-based Coast Guard vessel intercepts $350 million of cocaine

The Oregon-based crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast was scheduled to return home to Astoria on Tuesday following a 56-day counter-narcotic patrol to the Eastern Pacific Ocean that netted 23,000 pounds of cocaine valued at $350 million.

Toddler in stable condition after being struck by truck while camping

A 2-year-old girl is in stable condition with leg injuries after being struck by a truck pulling a travel trailer Monday morning at Mooshine Park in Logsden.

Gomberg: It’s past time to make waves about the looming tsunami

I have spent much of the past year arguing that that Oregon needs, at long last, to get serious about emergency, earthquake, and tsunami planning.

Lincoln City Police Crime Log July 19-25

The Lincoln City Police Dispatch Daily Desk Log is a public record of police calls. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Halim from France: “You have a very beautiful city!”

Lincoln City had a visitor from Normandy, France last month named Halim, who said the city was beautiful and he would be back next year because, "The Pacific coast of the state of Oregon is amazing and very spectacular."

Ranger ‘flushes down’ Gov. Brown recall petition at D River State Park

Lincoln County Captain of "Flush Kate Brown Down" Geoffrey Petersen was asked to leave State Park property Saturday afternoon by a state park ranger for his "Recall Kate Brown Here" petition table at D River Wayside.

Trial date set in $4 million lawsuit against Lincoln City in Lopez sex abuse case

A trial date in April 2020 was set Friday for a $4 million lawsuit against the City of Lincoln City claiming negligence in the employment of youth league sports coach Tyler Lopez, who was sentenced to more than 40 years in prison for sex abuse of minors.

Lincoln City woman alleged to have stolen $70,000 from elderly Keizer couple

A Lincoln City woman became the owner of a ski boat and pickup truck after allegedly stealing approximately $70,000 from an elderly Keizer couple.

All-star band to get ‘Close to You’ with Burt Bacharach tribute at Cultural Center

Renowned flugelhornist Dmitri Matheny will lead an all-star band Thursday, Aug. 1, in a tribute to the music of legendary composer Burt Bacharach at...

Fired Lincoln City firefighter seeks $2 million jury trial, chief’s firing in discrimination suit

Fired local firefighter Philip Rilatos has filed a $2 million sex discrimination lawsuit against North Lincoln Fire & Rescue District #1 seeking a jury trial and the firing of interim chief Rob Dahlman.

Rotary Club of Lincoln City brings ‘Music to the Park’

After a year of fundraising by Rotary Club of Lincoln City, new outdoor musical instruments are ready for use at Regatta Park and a dedication ceremony will be held later this month.

Lincoln City Police Interceptors get recall fix; two new vehicles hit streets

Twelve Lincoln City Police Ford Explorer Interceptors are being fixed due to a recall issued by Ford, and two 2019 Explorers join the fleet with a fresh look.

City Council grants free registration for Parks & Rec fall sports leagues

With the ball in its court, credit the Lincoln City City Council with an assist for granting local kids free registration for participation in several youth sports leagues this fall.

Taft grad Arce-Torres crosses finish line on top in track and in classroom

Taft High grad and Western Oregon University sophomore Gabe Arce-Torres parlayed his freshman season on the track last spring into being honored Tuesday for his academic success by the U.S. Track and Field & Cross Country Coaches Association.

Lincoln City pastor denied conditional release

Mitchell Houston Conte, a Lincoln City pastor who was indicted on seven felony sex charges in June, was denied conditional release Monday by Judge Sheryl Bachart at the Lincoln County Courthouse.

Lincoln City students provide Port of Newport with valuable data

Students at a Lincoln City summer camp recently applied their burgeoning skills and the latest mapping technology to a unique work-study project that will ultimately assist the Port of Newport in future improvements.

Lincoln City Police Log July 12-18

Extra Patrol Request - Regatta Park - Reports of teenagers causing a ruckus in the early hours of the morning. Ongoing issue.

‘Source2’ art exhibit to wash over Lincoln City Cultural Center

Lincoln City Cultural Center will be the scene Friday, Aug 9, for "Source2," a free to the public art experience about water and its role in our world.

100 mph high-speed chase ‘stopped’ with ‘sticks’, one in custody

Lincoln City Police arrested Glenn Lavaughn Thompson, 30, of Salem, Wednesday night after a harrowing chase from Rose Lodge to Lincoln City that reached speeds of 100 mph.

Lactation consultation available at Family Birthing Center

Ellen Fahlstrom Wellborn, RN, was recently awarded international certification attesting to her skills as a lactation specialist who can help new mothers learn about the importance of breastfeeding.

Letter: Too many crosswalks on Highway 101

Can anyone explain the thought behind putting excessive crosswalks on Highway 101?

Travelers losing thousands to ‘Expedia’ scam

A network of scammers is using Expedia's name to take consumers for thousands of dollars by having them purchase gift cards and saying their refund site is not working properly.

Vehicle stolen from Lincoln City crashes into Drift Creek

Lincoln County Sheriff's deputies responded to a submerged vehicle that had crashed into Drift Creek near Drift Creek Road and Gorton Road, east of Lincoln City shortly after midnight Tuesday morning.

Gomberg: Local projects and local schedule

In this report, I want to talk about local projects funded with lottery bonds for economic development.

A hike for all ages: Drift Creek Falls

Thirty minutes from Lincoln City in the Suislaw National Forest, lies the Drift Creek Falls Trailhead, a three mile (round-trip) semi-easy hike for all ages with a rewarding 75 foot water fall at the end.