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Monthly Archives: October, 2020

Courser claims ag abandoned by Schrader

The suddenly-tight race in the fertile U.S. 5th District could hinge on Oregon family farms and rural communities slammed by pandemic and wildfire, claimed the challenger to a six-term incumbent who has severed his official ties to agriculture.

Courser braces Schrader over law and order stand

Mounting the biggest challenge ever to an entrenched incumbent, Congressional candidate Amy Ryan Courser this week drew a stark battle line between her and six-term representative Kurt Schrader over law enforcement in the U.S. Fifth District.

Lincoln County discusses waiver of fees retroactively for wildfire victims

Lincoln County government met Monday to discuss possibly waiving construction fees for victims of the Echo Mountain Complex Wildfire and may do so retroactively to Sept. 8.

Newport K9 team discovers commercial quantity of meth

Newport Police Officer Hayden Randall and his partner, K9 Nero, were responsible for discovering a commercial quantity of methamphetamine during a routine traffic violation...

NWS issues freeze warning for North, Central Oregon Coast

National Weather Service Portland issued a freeze warning Sunday night for the North and Central Oregon Coasts for 1-10 a.m. Monday.

Redemption Thrift theft in Taft

Former Lincoln City Mayor Don Williams took to Facebook Saturday with a video that shows a man making off with charity funds from his Redemption Thrift store in Taft.

Enough with the COVID doom and gloom

I just this minute have had enough of the doom and gloom COVID narrative.

Homepage team behind Fox 12 wildfire coverage

Where do Portland TV stations get their breaking news? Often, it turns out, from Lincoln City Homepage!
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Volunteers raise spirits, hope amid wildfire ashes

A spirited volunteer cleanup effort is underway in Otis as workers sift through the rubble of destroyed homes left behind by the Echo Mountain Complex Wildfire.

Legislators work to address double taxation, property taxes for fire victims

Oregon legislators are working to address problematic taxation statutes victims of wildfires are facing as they try to recover and rebuild.

The best thing that has happened to Lincoln County

County Commissioner Claire Hall is the best thing that has happened to Lincoln County.

Fire victims rebuilding face double taxation from school district

A tax passed by the Oregon Legislature in 2007 is the subject of controversy as fire victims rebuilding say they are being taxed twice.

Former Ethics Commission Chair Backs Thatcher for SOS

Although I am a registered Libertarian, I am crossing party lines and will vote for Kim Thatcher enthusiastically.

COVID, Climate and 2020

2020 has been a strange year, globally, nationally and personally -- and it isn’t over yet.

Spooky Spectacular: Drive-thru trick-or-treating edition

Traditional Halloween trick-or-treating is up in the air due to COVID-19 this year, but Kiwanis of Lincoln City, Lincoln City Outlets and Explore Lincoln City are making drive-thru-candy-grabbing a thing.

LCPD Officer Wehrley to lead Lincoln City K9 unit

LCPD Officer Molly Wehrley will be Lincoln City's first K9 handler and will head to California in November to bring a new canine member to the force.

Courser blasts Schrader’s ethical lapses

When America was just beginning to hear about Covid-19, members of Congress who had been secretly briefed on the real peril went on a selling spree to dump stocks most likely to be affected by the virus.

Legal holidays

I have learned today, that Lincoln City does not recognize Columbus Day -- a federal holiday our parents and grandparents have recognized for decades.

Bomb squad investigates suspicious package at Lincoln City Post Office

Oregon State Police Explosive Unit members were called to Lincoln City by local police Monday evening after a suspicious package was found left inside Lincoln City's Post Office.

Yard debris burning allowed in Lincoln County

The Lincoln County Fire Defense Board, and the nine fire protection agencies are opening burn season Monday, October 12, 2020.

MYSTERY SOLVED! D.B. Cooper was my friend

He was the soldier who became a skyjacker, the skyjacker who became a priest, and the priest who lived and died in Depoe Bay. He was D.B. Cooper, the most famous fugitive on earth, and he was my friend.

Vote Anne Marie Skinner

Anne Marie has no allegiance to any people other than those she represents.

Anderson has earned our vote

Like many of my friends, I have long been concerned about the Republicans' repeated abandonment of their responsibilities by fleeing the capitol to hide from votes they are afraid of losing.

Will Anderson show up?

As voters in Oregon’s 5th Senate District, we are being asked to make a choice between Democratic candidate Melissa Cribbins and Republican candidate Dick Anderson.

Lincoln City City Hall will open for ballot drop off

Voters will have access to Lincoln City's ballot box on the third floor of City Hall with COVID-19 restrictions in place beginning Oct. 16.

I support Claire Hall for Lincoln County Commissioner

Lincoln County Commissioner Claire Hall has dedicated her life to the public – first as a newspaper and radio journalist, and currently as a four-term county commissioner.

USCG Steadfast seizes nearly two tons of cocaine off West Coast

United States Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast finished a 10,000 mile 57-day counter-narcotics patrol off the West Coast Sunday, seizing 3,905 pounds of cocaine worth $67 million.

Gleneden Beach house fire ruled arson

Lincoln County Sheriff's Office and Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office concluded an investigation into Monday's Gleneden Beach house fire, saying it was intentionally set by the homeowner.

House fire in Gleneden Beach prompts law enforcement investigation

Fire crews from Depoe Bay, Lincoln City and Newport responded to a residential fire in Gleneden Beach Monday night where they rescued a man who may have started the fire.

Man saved by fast Coast Guard action

The fast actions of a heroic U.S. Coast Guard motor lifeboat crew were credited Friday for the rescue of a man who fell into the ocean at Rocky Creek State Park, two miles south of Depoe Bay.