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Monthly Archives: January, 2020

Who looks after Lincoln City’s “unvetted” homeless population?

Although I genuinely support any well-intentioned attempt the city takes in acknowledging its responsibility to provide shelter of any kind for its homeless population, I can't help but note the huge difference between the support that the city recently gave to the Helping Hands

Lincoln County Planning Commission seeks new members

Lincoln County seeks new members to serve on the Lincoln County Planning Commission.

Inside the new Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital

Representatives of the media were provided a tour Monday of the 52,000 square-foot replacement Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital built by Skanska USA.

LSD-fueled juvenile bites Sheriff’s deputy in Otis

A Lincoln County Sheriff's deputy was bitten by a juvenile allegedly on LSD in Otis Saturday night after he banged kitchen utensils together as she attempted to speak to him.

NWS: Waterspouts possible over Central Coast waters

National Weather Service Portland issued a "marine weather statement" Sunday calling for the possibility of waterspouts, high winds and hail off the Oregon Coast.

Apartment and hotel owners hire attorney over City’s transitional housing deal

An apartment complex and neighboring hotel have joined forces to hire an attorney in an attempt to stop the City of Lincoln City and nonprofit homeless outreach service provider Helping Hands Reentry from developing transitional housing on Highway 101.

NWS: Sneaker waves possible Sunday

National Weather Service Portland issued a "beach hazards statement" Saturday for north and central Oregon coasts predicting sneaker waves Sunday morning through Sunday evening.

Another Urban Renewal project

Since the beginning of urban renewal in 1988, the City has received over $49 million dollars of your tax money. The agency has spent millions on purchasing buildings and vacant lots which are now off the tax rolls and none of which gives return to the taxpayers.

Red Devils, bridges and video screens coming to local Museum

North Lincoln County Historical Museum will open two new exhibits February and install video screens with looping historical footage to continue to preserve and interpret North Lincoln County History.

Hazardous Pacific Northwest bar conditions highlighted by Coast Guard

The Coast Guard advises all mariners of the dangers related to crossing hazardous bars in the Pacific Northwest.

Lincoln County Commissioner Hall files for reelection

Lincoln County Commissioner Claire Hall -- the senior member of the board of commissioners -- has filed to run for re-election for the fourth time.

NWS: ‘High wind watch’ issued for Oregon Coast

National Weather Service Portland issued a "high wind watch" Tuesday, calling for southeast winds 30-35 mph for the central and northern Oregon coast with gusts up to 60 mph starting noon Wednesday until 6 p.m.

Canadian Sailor Stirling pleads guilty to possessing 196 gallons of liquid meth

Canadian national John Philip Sterling, 65, pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine after Coast Guard personnel found 196 gallons of liquid meth aboard his vessel off the coast of Newport.

NWS: Sneaker waves possible Sunday

National Weather Service issued a "beach hazards statement" Sunday for the north and central Oregon coast calling for sneaker waves lasting until 4 p.m.

Pacific Ocean shows why it’s ‘King’

The Pacific Ocean snuck its way from Nelscott Beach onto SW 35th Street Saturday, as a crowd of storm watchers witnessed concrete benches and logs displaced by the raw fury of the sea during King Tide.

Surf’s up: NWS issues high surf warning, 40 foot breakers

National Weather Service Portland (NWS) issued a "high surf warning" Friday for central and north Oregon coasts, predicting waves up to 35 feet, from 1 a.m. -4 p.m. Saturday.

County grant will support locals seeking contractor licenses

Thanks to a grant from the Economic Development Alliance of Lincoln County and the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners, the Oregon Coast Community College Small Business Development Center will soon be improving its services to Lincoln County residents seeking their CCB licenses.

Tiger colored water at Taft High 7-12

Reports on Facebook and tips sent to Homepage Friday concern orange colored water coming out of school faucets at Taft High 7-12 with students being warned not to drink or wash their hands with the water.

NWS issues flood advisory; Sheriff issues tips for storm damage

National Weather Service Portland issued a "coastal flood advisory" Thursday for the northern and central Oregon coast calling for minor tidal overflow 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. Friday.

It’s a group effort: The fight against Human Trafficking

Human trafficking occurs in Lincoln County and it's not like the movie Taken, where actor Liam Neeson goes on a mission to rescue his daughter from the clutches of Albanian sex-traffickers in France.

Snow possible for coast next week, high surf for weekend

National Weather Service Portland (NWS) issued a "special weather statement" Wednesday concerning a pair of cold fronts bringing frigid temperatures this weekend through early next week, but confidence is low for snow on the coast.

City seeks public input for Villages at Cascade Head property

The City of Lincoln City is holding two public forums to discuss the proposed urban renewal boundary and a list of potential capital projects to be completed at the Villages at Cascade Head, a 360+ acre parcel of land in north Lincoln City.

City of Lincoln City seeks public relations agency

The City of Lincoln City -- through Explore Lincoln City -- is looking for a public relations firm to help it project a positive image to the public in order to achieve its goals.

Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital celebrates first baby of the new year

Every newborn is special, but tradition gives more emphasis on the first baby of the new year. At Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital, the first baby born in 2020 was Hudson Kai Canchola, who arrived at 10:41 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 1. He weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces at birth and was 19.5 inches long.

High winds expected for north and central Oregon coast

National Weather Service Portland issued a high wind warning along the central and northern Oregon coasts until 10 p.m. Friday.

Gomberg: New Year, New Laws

With the new year, comes the implementation of new laws approved by the Oregon State Legislature in 2019.

NWS issues another sneaker wave warning

National Weather Service Portland issued a beach hazards statement Thursday calling for a higher chance of sneaker waves, making it the third such advisory from the agency since Christmas.