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Monthly Archives: July, 2020

OSP identifies deceased female found near Otter Rock

Oregon State Police issued a news release at 2:11 p.m. July 31, identifying the deceased female found on the beach near Otter Rock

Joe the Sea Lion getting a new coat

Concerned citizens who were worried about Nelcott's Joe the Sea Lion being the target of vandals can rest easy as the City of Lincoln City is in the process of restoring the statue.

Driver who crashed into house in stable condition

The driver of a car that crashed into a house on NW Jetty Thursday is listed in stable condition according to Legacy Emanuel Hospital staff in Portland.

Health advisory lifted for D River Beach

The Oregon Health Authority today lifted a public health advisory for contact with marine water at D River Beach located in Lincoln City.

Nine things to know about COVID-19 transmission

For a clear, local snapshot of what is known about virus transmission today, Mollie Vance, RN, supervisor of Lincoln County Public Health’s communicable disease division, participated in the following Q & A.

OHA issues health advisory for D River Beach

The Oregon Health Authority issued a public health advisory today for higher than normal levels of bacteria in ocean waters at D River Beach in Lincoln City.

Comments on the Ocasio-Cortez/Yoho incident

I was very much impressed with first-term New York Democratic House Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s emotionally stirring “straight from the heart” comments given on the House floor Thursday.

Community aids police in US Market theft investigation

The Lincoln City Police Department took to Facebook Wednesday seeking information about two men who were captured on video at US Market earlier this month -- where over $200 worth of items was stolen -- and the community identified the main suspect immediately.

State agencies raise ‘hot weather, cold water’ alert

As people flock to the water to cool off this summer, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department and the Oregon State Marine Board remind people to play it safe at Oregon’s beaches, lakes and rivers.

Lincoln City taking comments for $87 million urban renewal plan

Lincoln City Councilors will hear from the public and consider adoption of an ordinance at 6 p.m. Monday, July 27, for an urban renewal tax increment financing plan aimed to improve Roads End and the Villages at Cascade Head.

State sends $320,000 to Oregon Coast Community College

Lincoln County received some good news Tuesday with a decision by the legislative Emergency Board to send Oregon Coast Community College $320,000.

Fair trial in doubt says Saranchuk defense lawyer

The following exclusive audio interview was taken at the Lincoln County Courthouse Monday, July 13 with Oleg Saranchuk's defense attorney Alexander Hamalian.

Jim White: Black leaders matter

When all Hell broke loose and county commissioners Jacobson, Hunt and Hall needed a leader of color to help navigate volatile racial politics, the phone was silent at the White house in a pleasant Depoe Bay suburb.

Loss of lottery funds hampers local projects

Oregon State Representative David Gomberg said Lottery Fund revenues are down 90 percent and because of this, bond sales have been cancelled, halting long-planned projects and forcing them to seek money elsewhere.

Saranchuk appears for arraignment in Lincoln County Court

The first of seven Clark County men accused of screaming racist insults at an African American family on a Lincoln City beach and challenging police to fight appeared in Lincoln County Circuit Court Monday, July 13.

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.

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.