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Monthly Archives: August, 2020

Organized effort to put $87 million urban renewal plan on ballot

A group of concerned Lincoln City citizens called Common Sense Lincoln City is actively seeking 693 signatures to get an $87 million Urban Renewal plan in front of voters.
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Lincoln County Public Health COVID-19 update

Lincoln County Public Health's Susan Trachsel gives an update on COVID-19, covering a 24-hour room hold rule for unincorporated Lincoln County lodging and the possibility of moving to Phase 2.

Idaho brothers ‘self rescue’ while boogie boarding at Nelscott Beach

The Ochenkoski brothers didn't think they'd be "lost at sea" while visiting Lincoln City, but that's what almost happened Saturday night when the pair was boogie boarding at Nelscott Beach.

Mercedes driver’s steering wheel stops at Shucker’s

A 21-year-old local man is uninjured after his steering wheel refused to obey his command to turn left onto SE 48th Place from Highway 101, causing him to crash his newly acquired Mercedes into a crosswalk pole outside Shucker's Oyster Bar Friday evening.

Parkocalypse and public dollars

Some people are calling for public parks to simply close. I'm encouraging the opposite – to open those few waysides still closed and relieve a bit of pressure. Closing parks or parking areas moves the problem from one area to another, and often drives traffic into residential neighborhoods.
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Sparks Wars: A New Mural

Local artist Justin Sparks is at it again with some new mural work commissioned by Game Over Arcade owners, and the results are out of this world.

Lincoln City approves scholarships for business workshops

With Lincoln County holding the ignominious title of “highest unemployment rate” in Oregon for much of the Pandemic, and with two of the hardest-hit business sectors – dining and lodging – being so prevalent in the Lincoln City economy, it is well past time for at least a glimmer of good news for Lincoln City businesses.

An 87 million dollar urban renewal

The City Council approved the project including Road Ends and the Village of the Cascades. The City is now going to be both in land development and the real estate business.

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Inn at Spanish Head Resort Hotel

Lincoln County Public Health and Inn at Spanish Head in Lincoln City announced today an outbreak among staff at the resort where five out of 97 staff have tested positive for COVID-19.
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Lincoln City locals turn out to ‘defend’ post office

A group of locals stood in front of the Lincoln City Post Office Saturday afternoon, demonstrating with the intent to "defend the post office from attacks by President Donald Trump."
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Siletz barnstormer soars to new heights

Homepage was honored to take to the skies high above Lincoln City Thursday with Siletz Pilot Dana Andersen in a really old -- but new-- biplane.
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Lincoln County private detective reveals his story of COVID-19

Sixty-six-year-old Lincoln County Private Investigator Jacob Accurso took to YouTube to tell his story about testing positive for COVID-19 and walks the viewer through the process and his experience.

Governor says Lincoln County Phase 2 possible for September

Oregon Governor Kate Brown said Lincoln County's application to enter Phase 2 was received and a mutually agreed upon date of Sept. 8 could see Lincoln County loosening restrictions if conditions are met.

Lincoln City Police to make impact over Labor Day weekend

Lincoln City Police will be patrolling in force over the Labor Day weekend looking for drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs.

Sheriff’s Office finds missing Siletz man

Lincoln County Sheriff's Office has heard from Tuck and say he is safe. He is no longer a missing person and law enforcement wishes to thank everyone who was looking for him.

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Surftides Hotel

Lincoln County Public Health and Surftides Hotel in Lincoln City announced today an outbreak among staff at the resort where five out of 64 staff have tested positive for COVID-19.

Four pass away at Hillside Place senior community

Four residents of Hillside Place in Lincoln City passed away over the weekend. Two tested positive for COVID-19 and two are pending test results.
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‘Tsunami’ of visitors flock to Lincoln City to beat the heat

Day-trippers swarmed the Central Oregon Coast this weekend, where thousands escaped tumultuous Portland, the steaming Willamette Valley and blistering Central Oregon. Lincoln City was beset by mile-long traffic jams, but the reward was apparent when we talked with four people on a breeze-swept beach.

ATV chase leads to Otis man’s arrest

Lincoln County Sheriff Deputy Derick Smith sat in his cruiser on Forest Service Road 1726 near Otis, around 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, when he heard what sounded like an ATV nearby.

General surgeon joins team at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital

Samaritan Surgical Clinic Lincoln City is pleased to welcome Michael “Derek” Williams, DO, FACS. Dr. Williams is a general surgeon specializing in colonoscopies, EDG tests (upper endoscopies) and hernia repair.

Councilor Kusz resigns as the Kusz’s leave Lincoln City

Lincoln City Councilor Diane Kusz resigned from her Ward 2 position to spend time with her husband Jim as they travel across the United States -- "as safe as they can" -- amid a pandemic.

Classic cars to converge on Cultural Center

The Lincoln City Cultural Center will be putting on their Old School Cruise-In 4-7 p.m. Aug. 21, featuring live music, beer and classic cars.

Motorcyclist crashes into Cadillac on Highway 101

A Harley-Davidson motorcycle rider struck a Cadillac sedan near NW 21st Street and Highway 101 around noon Sunday, causing a backup on Highway 101.
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Seeking Redemption: Former Lincoln City Mayor opens thrift store

Former Lincoln City Mayor Don Williams has opened a charity-funding thrift store to fill a void Goodwill created upon closing amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Black Belt teaches women’s self-defense in ‘dangerous’ Lincoln City

As a female in one of Oregon’s most dangerous cities, Tiffany Richards would be the wrong woman to pick on in an empty parking lot — one of the places where women are often assaulted.

Lincoln County Jail inmates to receive free tablets with no internet

Lincoln County Jail staff will have a new tool to supervise inmates and help them gain basic life skills with a new tablet program designed to reward good study habits and keep offenders out of custody.

Coast Guard rescues injured fisherman 150 miles off Newport shore

The Coast Guard medevaced an injured fisherman Tuesday from a 63-foot commercial fishing boat operating about 150 miles offshore from Yaquina Bay, Oregon.

Bridge work will close West Devils Lake Road

A section of NE West Devils Lake Road will be partially, then fully shutdown while Stayton-based contractor, HP Civil Inc., replaces a bridge, causing detours to Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital.

COVID-19 outbreak at Hillside Place senior community

Lincoln County Public Health and Hillside Place of Lincoln City announced today the results of testing of all staff and residents done on Friday.

Students at Samaritan Early Learning Center enjoy wealth of new books

The young readers at Samaritan Early Learning Center have a newly expanded library, thanks to a $1,700 grant from the Walter R. Behrens Foundation, which funds charitable, literary and educational enrichment opportunities in North Lincoln County.