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Monthly Archives: June, 2020

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.

Pacific Seafood Covid-19 outbreak due to out-of-state workers, former employees say

NEWPORT - Former employees from Pacific Seafood in Newport say the COVID-19 outbreak happening now is due to the importation of workers from California, which they say has resulted in 124 confirmed cases as of Sunday, June 7.

Sixty-one new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lincoln County

Lincoln County Public Health announced 61 new cases of COVID-19 today. This brings the current count to 94 cases.

Global, local events happening Monday for World Oceans Day

United Nations World Oceans Day takes place Monday, June 8, and will feature a global virtual event called "Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean" and locally, a webinar invites ocean lovers to "Take a Dive into Oregon Marine Reserves."

Three new confirmed COVID-19 cases, two connected to Pacific Seafood plant

Lincoln County Public Health announced three more confirmed COVID-19 cases today. This brings the current case count to 26 confirmed and four presumptive for a total of 30 cases.

Committee to probe Depoe Bay finances

The city council voted unanimously this week to create a new committee to study Depoe Bay’s troubled finances, battered by the Covid-19 crisis, inadequate business software and mismanagement by a former top official.

Cluster of COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in Lincoln County

NEWPORT, Ore. – Lincoln County Public Health is investigating an outbreak of confirmed COVID-19 cases. Five of the recently announced cases are connected to Pacific Seafood in Newport.

Depoe Bay rejects 24-hour rule as motels return to business as usual

Motels and vacation rentals here are once again open to tourists and operating at a relative gallop after city officials rejected a 24-hour turnaround policy recommended by county officials.

Three new COVID-19 cases confirmed for Lincoln County

Lincoln County Public Health announced three more confirmed COVID-19 cases today. This brings the current case count to 23 confirmed and two presumptive for a total of 25 cases.

Sheriff: A hot car is no place for your pet

While many of us welcome the warmer weather this time of year, we must remind ourselves that some of our loved ones may find themselves in an uncomfortable predicament.

Addressing systemic racism in Oregon

We are fortunate to live in a special part of America that values racial, ethnic, religious, and cultural diversity. But anyone paying attention this week knows that problems persist. Systemic, institutional, and interpersonal racism remains in our country and in our state that must be addressed.

Four new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lincoln County

Lincoln County Public Health announced four more confirmed COVID-19 cases today and one new presumptive positive.

2020 Lincoln City election information, three council seats expiring

Three Lincoln City Councilors have terms expiring Dec. 31 and interested parties who wish to run for the positions can start today.

Walmart grant assists Lincoln County hospice patients

Providing end-of-life care for loved ones at home is a sad burden for many local families. A generous grant by the Newport Walmart ensures that these patients can rest more comfortably with the gift of extra-long twin sheets to fit the in-home hospital bed.