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Monthly Archives: April, 2020

Lincoln City economic aid program approved

On Monday, April 27, the Lincoln City City Council approved $635,000 in emergency relief funding to the community in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lincoln County’s 16% in unemployment claims highest in Oregon

One of the most visible and devastating impacts of the state’s stay-at-home order to protect us from the human health crisis presented by COVID-19 has been mass layoffs.

City announces business to provide affordable workforce housing

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 28, 2020The City of Lincoln City Announces Innovative Housing, Inc. to Provide Affordable Workforce Housing.Lincoln City, a beach town of...

Lincoln County extends lodging moratorium until June

Lincoln County Commissioners and representatives from the county's cities held a special meeting to extend Lincoln County's "Minimize the effects of the COVID-19 Emergency" order Monday, with most cities agreeing to an extension through May 31.

Re-elect Judge Bachart

Judge Sheryl Bachart worked as Lincoln County Deputy District Attorney for 11 years, and has served as a Lincoln County Circuit Court Judge for 12 years.

COVID-19: Strange Days Indeed

These are truly difficult times for Lincoln County, the United States and the world.

No radiation confirmed at hospital demolition project

Oregon Health Authority confirms there was no radiation found at the Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital demolition site and radiation protection officials believe it came from residential trash located elsewhere.

Cable Stands for Our Community

I am not normally someone who is outspoken in the political arena. However, with such a huge disparity in the qualifications and campaign behavior of the candidates for Lincoln County District Attorney I feel compelled to speak out at this time.

Lanee never takes the easy way out

I have worked in law enforcement in our county for over thirty years and I am supporting Lanee Danforth for District Attorney.

Lanee soothed our fears

We didn't set out to meet Lanee Danforth – or anyone at the DA's office for that matter.  But as it happened, we were given the opportunity to have a young lady come live in our house.

Locals scoff, Gray dominates

Contest day came and it was actually pretty good -- maybe five feet and pretty glassy. All the pre-contest braggadocious locals were in full bloom jabbering about how they were going to dominate.
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Dr. Long – What’s Needed Before Reopening

Lincoln County Health Officer discusses Lincoln County's health needs before reopening.

Re-elect Circuit Judge Sheryl Bachart

I first met Judge Bachart when we both served on the board of a local non-profit organization several years ago.

Keep Bachart as Lincoln County Judge

I am writing to enthusiastically endorse the Honorable Sheryl Bachart for re-election to the bench in Lincoln County.

Oregon reports 3 deaths, 51 new COVID-19 cases

COVID-19 has claimed three more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 86, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 8 a.m. today.

Retired Deputy for Cable as DA

I am proud to endorse Jonathan Cable for Lincoln County District Attorney.

Bigfoot returns for wildfire season

The Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal’s Bigfoot: Believe in Fire Safety campaign is returning for the 2020 wildfire season, asking Oregonians to protect their communities by preventing wildfires.

Oregon reports five COVID-19 deaths, 68 new cases

COVID-19 has claimed five more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 83, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 8 a.m. today.

Lincoln County Sheriff warns of stimulus relief scams

We know there’s been a flood of information and updates about the government’s economic impact payments, or so-called stimulus checks, lately. But quickly and safely moving massive amounts of money into the hands of those who need it is a big job with a lot of moving parts.

Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast seizes $21.5M worth of cocaine

United States Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast interdicted a suspected smuggling vessel March 15 while patrolling international waters of the Eastern Pacific, seizing $21.5 million worth of cocaine.

Salem man ends high-speed chase with crash

Lincoln City Police were involved in a high-speed chase through the city early Wednesday morning that ended with a Salem man in custody after he was extricated from a vehicle he crashed.

Samaritan Health Services announces increased coronavirus testing

Samaritan Health Services has obtained sufficient quantities of testing supplies and personal protective equipment to expand COVID-19 testing in Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties, and is now providing testing for all patients with symptoms of coronavirus, with a clinician’s order.

Earth Day 2020

The first Earth Day was 50 years ago and I was a freshman in high school. Earth Day seemed to be a ray of hope on the horizon for saving the planet.

Oregon reports 57 new COVID-19 cases, no deaths

Oregon Health Authority reported 57 new cases of COVID-19 as of 8 a.m. today bringing the state total to 2,059.

Baldwin is the best choice for Judge

I have known Russ Baldwin for 10 years as my personal attorney.

Chief Deputy DA for Cable as DA

I am writing this letter out of deep concern for our community and to share what I have learned after 22 years practicing criminal law, this being my 17th year as a prosecutor.

Three recovered from COVID-19 in Lincoln County

A Lincoln County Public Health official told Homepage Tuesday they knew of three Lincoln County COVID-19 cases where the patient had recovered and were waiting for an official update. 

Oregon reports three COVID-19 deaths, 46 new cases

COVID-19 has claimed three more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 78, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 8 a.m. today.

I am essential

I’m not afraid of Lincoln Co. Sheriff Curtis Landers, who warned this week that his deputies are on the prowl for “groups” of people flouting Governor Kate Brown’s lockdown order.

Cottage Grove surfers cited for trespassing at Otter Rock beach access

Two Cottage Grove surfers were cited for trespassing Monday after a Lincoln County Sheriff's deputy spotted them climbing over a fence at a beach access point in Otter Rock.