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Monthly Archives: February, 2020

Retired Kusz enters next chapter

Longtime North Lincoln Fire & Rescue District Captain, safety expert and video producer Jim Kusz retired from fire service Friday, and took the time to give an exclusive interview about tsunamis, the Covid-19 coronavirus, his four-decade-spanning safety career and working with Chicago Bears Coach Mike Ditka.

Oregon announces first, presumptive case of Covid-19

Oregon Health Authority has confirmed Oregon’s first, presumptive case of novel coronavirus, COVID-19, public health officials announced today.

Special Olympics fundraiser basketball game nets over $4,000

Two teams comprised of Newport and Taft 7-12 players blazed up and down the hardwood Thursday night in Lincoln City to raise money for Special Olympics Oregon Lincoln County, with all athletes scoring at least once.

Joint venture with warming shelter goes awry

A rift between nonprofits tasked with helping Lincoln City's homeless population has led to the firing of recently merged staff and the termination of an agreement with a church for a warming shelter.

Newly created Lincoln County Medical Reserve Corps Team recruiting

A newly created group by the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office and Lincoln County Public Health Department is looking for volunteers with medical experience to better prepare communities in times of natural disaster.

Vehicle recovered from Salmon River one month later

A vehicle driven into the Salmon River Jan. 22 -- the subject of a dramatic rescue -- was removed a month later, Feb. 22, by a coordinated effort of multiple first responders.

Portland men try to pass off SUV as golf cart, go on crime spree

Lincoln County Sheriff's Office says two men from Portland trespassed on Salishan Resort's golf course with an SUV, had a confrontation during a burglary and tried to carjack a lady on Siletz Highway Tuesday morning. 

Oregon Health Authority to begin COVID-19 updates

Oregon Health Authority officials will begin issuing updates on persons under monitoring and persons under investigation for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

City Council votes to ‘Pump Up the Volume’ for police

Lincoln City Councilors voted unanimously to approve upgrades to the police radio system, including a new 100-foot tower, by accepting a bid at Monday’s regular city council meeting.

Lincoln County nonprofit review committee vacancy

Lincoln County has a vacancy on the Nonprofit Social Service Agency Allocation Review Committee.

NWS issues high surf advisory for Oregon Coast

National Weather Service Portland issued a "high surf advisory" early Saturday morning for the northern and central Oregon Coast calling for destructive surf and sneaker waves Sunday into Monday.
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New Lincoln County Emergency Public Information Call Center

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and Public Health Department are releasing their new short video and information guide on the Lincoln County Emergency Public Information Call Center.

Combat Veteran and Taft sports star join forces to form detailing duo

Twenty-two-year-old Lincoln City local Joe Salsbery didn't know much about detailing cars and trucks when he started his own detailing business, Pit Crew Inc., back in November 2017.

Sunshine brings multitudes to Lincoln City beaches

A plethora of people packed Lincoln City beaches Wednesday, with many perusing the Pacific's placid perfection under sunny skies.

Lincoln City man faces drug, child neglect charges after months-long investigation

A search warrant executed by the Street Crimes Response Team Thursday, Feb. 6, led to the arrest of two Lincoln City residents on drug and child neglect charges after a months-long investigation.

New art exhibit to grace walls of historical museum

North Lincoln County Historical Museum will host a new art exhibit this spring featuring the watercolor works of late local artist Marcel LaRocque.

Lincoln City K-9 will take a bite out of crime

Lincoln City Police announced their K-9 program fundraising efforts were successful Wednesday, saying a $75,000 goal had been reached and selection of a K-9 and handling officer was underway.

Food carts are coming to Lincoln City

The Lincoln City City Council voted unanimously Monday to approve a pair of ordinances aimed at getting food carts up and running after much...

New Lincoln City park gets closer to a name

Lincoln City Parks and Recreation staff presented results of a naming contest recently held for the new park located at SE 3rd Street & Keel Avenue at Monday's city council meeting.

Lincoln City Council says Price is right about a green beach

Monday's City Council meeting saw Oregon Coast Community College's Marketing Director and Sustainability Committee Chair Dave Price attempting to make Lincoln City "Oregon's Greenest Beach."

Lincoln City means to ‘go green’

Lincoln City City Councilors will hear from the City's Sustainability Committee this Monday at city hall on how to increase local businesses' bottom lines by going green.

Highway 101 hole prompts ODOT to call in geologists

Oregon Department of Transportation officials have called in geologists Thursday to take core samples of a hole on southbound Highway 101 in Otis.

Flood advisory issued for Lincoln County

National Weather Service Portland issued a "flood advisory" Wednesday through this evening for Clatsop, Lincoln and Tillamook counties. 

Siletz Tribal Council members elected

Loraine Y. Butler, Robert Kentta and Selene Rilatos were elected to the Tribal Council of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians Saturday, Feb 1.

Transitional housing: Helping Hands meet-and-greet at City Hall

The City of Lincoln City hosted a meet-and-greet with the public for Helping Hands Reentry Thursday, Jan. 30, where CEO Alan Evans gave a presentation on the structure and functions of homeless outreach services and transitional housing.

SECURE Act: Good News for Business Owners

If you own a business, you know that setting up a retirement plan for yourself and your employees can be challenging. But it may now be getting easier.

Arts Committee seeks public input for Cultural Center project

The City of Lincoln City is holding a public forum 5-7 p.m. Feb. 28 at City Hall to provide input for a large scale art installation for the Lincoln City Cultural Plaza revitalization project.

Free award-winning disaster class teaches preparedness

If you've ever wondered what to do during a zombie outbreak or asteroid strike, then Oregon Coast Community College's "Disaster Preparedness for the Pacific Northwest" class is for you.