Friday, July 10, 2020

Yearly Archives: 2020

Oregon FBI goes virtual with ‘Teen Series’

Portland's FBI field office has launched an online learning experience for students designed to let them explore the world of law enforcement.

Lincoln City Police officers arrest identity theft suspects

Lincoln City Police Officer Hayden Tolzman responded to a report of possible identity theft by a male and female at the Shearwater Inn, Sunday, July 5, that led to a foot chase, taser deployment and a stolen gun.

Most restaurants and bars in Oregon following COVID-19 requirements

Oregon Liquor Control Commission inspectors swept across Oregon over the Fourth of July weekend and checked 800 businesses for compliance with social distancing requirements issued by Governor Kate Brown.

Biplane soars through space and time

In the skies over Depoe Bay and Lincoln City, a modern-day barnstormer in an open-cockpit biplane is giving passengers a journey through space and time seldom found at the soulless tarmacs of modern airports.

DA says Clark County Seven did not commit bias crime

Seven Clark County men were recently arrested in Lincoln City for illegal fireworks, yelling racial slurs and using Nazi salutes to harass a black family on Independence Day, prompting the Lincoln County District Attorney to issue a statement about the incident.

Father and son dispute leads to attempted murder charges

Oregon State Police say a son used his truck as a weapon against his father after an altercation while driving on Independence Day, nine miles east of Waldport.

K9 Bonni captures hit and run suspect in Newport

Lincoln County Sheriff K9 Bonni and her handler, Deputy Zach Akin, located and apprehended a man alleged to be the perpetrator of a hit and run on Yaquina Bay Bridge Saturday, July 4.

‘Lil Wes’ is back in Lincoln City and has put cancer in remission

Wesley Allen Michael Culver said he went into shock when he got the news that he had cancer on December 12, 2019 at just 14-years-old.

UPDATED: Seven Clark County men arrested for harassment in Lincoln City

Seven Clark County, Wash. men were arrested on Independence Day by Lincoln City Police for harassing a black family, launching illegal fireworks and causing a disturbance on the beach in front of Inn at Spanish Head. 

Lincoln County reports fourth local COVID-19 death

A 96-year-old woman is Lincoln County’s fourth reported local COVID-19 related death. She died July 2 at her residence and had underlying medical conditions.

Twin moms deliver babies 23 hours apart

Twins often have a special connection that binds them closer than most siblings, and for twin sisters Tammy and Tracy King, this connection became even tighter when they had their babies within 23 hours of each other at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital’s Family Birthing Center.

Life In the Fast Lane

Local media has done a great job of covering COVID-19, so I’m not going to go over things in detail. I thought some people might be interested in hearing about what’s life like at the center of the storm.

The best job they ever had

A mysterious office to most voters, county commissioners rarely claim headlines as they render humdrum decisions that mainly affect rural residents but also span the divide between countryside and urban jurisdictions, such as the jail, welfare and public health.

Gomberg: Special Session Recap

Much has and will be written about this emergency session called by the Governor. Special sessions are infrequent and unusual in the first place. Usually they are called after broad agreement is reached on the issues to be considered. 
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Lincoln City: Business, backpacks and a brush fire

A busy Saturday in Lincoln City featured local business owners reactions to facemasks and sales, beachgoers turning out in droves and a brush fire brought to heel by the fire department.

Lakeview Senior Living staff member tests positive for COVID-19

Eighty-nine staff at Lakeview Senior Living in Lincoln City were tested for COVID-19 June 17 with one positive result returned Thursday, June 25.

SNLH mammography tech recognized by peers

A mammography tech who has been working at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital just a few weeks has been recognized for her dedication to the field of radiologic technology. Sydney Kasner, R.T.(R)(M), was named the 2019 Student Leadership Development Program Alumni of the Year by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists.

Lincoln County’s second COVID-19 death, contact tracing accelerated

A 63-year-old man is Lincoln County’s second reported COVID-19 related death. This person tested positive on June 10th and died on June 23 in the Samaritan Pacific Community Hospital.

Dial 2-1-1 to get your share of Covid windfall

Fat checks from Washington were just the tip of the iceberg as government officials from Lincoln City to the state capitol continue to throw cash at the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Last Mayor of Depoe Bay HAS HAD ENOUGH!

My name is Robert Gambino.  I am writing this, as a citizen, who happens to be very frustrated, due to an editorial that is full of lies, slander and selfish, opportunistic journalism.

Chinese face masks arrive just in time for new rules

Protective face masks are being distributed in the nick of time to ordinary citizens of Lincoln County after state officials recently agreed to increase the supply.

Lincoln County School District led Oregon in seclusion of students

Lincoln County School District led most of Oregon in the number of reported restraints and exceeded all other districts in the use of seclusion of students for the 2018-19 school year.

Lincoln County to resume COVID-19 daily updates

Lincoln County told Homepage Tuesday it will restart daily COVID-19 updates after announcing they would no longer be providing the updates Saturday.

Lincoln County announces 14 new COVID-19 cases

Lincoln County Public Health announced 14 new cases of COVID-19 today. This brings the current count to 184 confirmed positive cases.

OSP retrieves human-like bone

YACHATS — Beachcombers who reported a “possible human bone” at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 11, were soon met at the scene by Oregon State Trooper Scott Severson.

170 confirmed COVID-19 cases for Lincoln County

Lincoln County Public Health announced seven new cases of COVID-19 today. This brings the current count to 170 confirmed positive cases.

Fawn seized, euthanized

TOLEDO — Game wardens on June 8 seized a healthy deer fawn they claim was being illegally turned into a household pet.
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Commissioner Jacobson press briefing follow-up

Kaety Jacobson, Chair of the Lincoln County Commissioners with a follow-up message from Monday's COVID-19 Outbreak Press Briefing June, 8, 2020.

Seafood plant calling shots in Covid outbreak

NEWPORT — A Lincoln County pandemic task force has been idled by a lack of information about the Covid-19 surge at a Pacific Seafood processing plant, where 124 confirmed cases of the disease on June 7 accounted for Oregon’s largest single-day outbreak to date.

Pacific Seafood employee hospitalized with COVID-19 in Lincoln City

According to medical sources, a Pacific Seafood employee was taken to Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital Sunday afternoon and placed on intensive care after testing positive for COVID-19.