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Monthly Archives: December, 2020

Goodbye 2020: A special thank you to Homepage readers

Talk to most people and they'll agree, 2020 was a disaster that married a cataclysm and had an apocalypse baby.

At long last – Happy New Year!

I'm sure most of us will be happy to see 2020 fade in the rear-view mirror. From pandemic to wildfire to repeated clashes between protesters and police, this year has pushed us to our limits. As the year comes to a close, we all need to take a mask-covered breath and give some thought to how we can do better moving forward.

Samaritan awards nearly $340,000 in grants to local nonprofits

The five hospitals of Samaritan Health Services have awarded a total of $339,807 in Social Accountability grants to local service organizations, to be distributed during 2021.

Crash on Schooner Creek Bridge sends one to hospital

An accident took place on Schooner Creek Bridge Tuesday afternoon involving two vehicles and sending at least one person to the hospital.

Detectives seek assistance identifying female child remains

Oregon medical examiners say the body found in the Van Duzer Corridor is that of a female child and detectives are seeking the public's help to identify her.

Council stymied by mayor vacancy

City Councilors chose to move deliberations on how to select the next mayor of Lincoln City until January, when newly elected City Councilor Anne Marie Skinner takes office.
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Minor flooding in Lincoln City, Siletz River rising

A series of flood related alerts were issued by National Weather Service Portland Sunday for the Central Oregon Coast and Siletz River with minor flooding expected until tonight.

Eagles, Elks and ‘Fire’ deliver Christmas to girls and boys

Continuing a proud tradition of giving, Lincoln City's fire department, in partnership with local Eagles and Elks organizations, delivered toys and food to families in need Saturday.

Lincoln City to deliberate process for selecting new mayor

The Lincoln City Council will hold a special meeting Monday, Dec. 21, to discuss appointing a new mayor or if a special election should put it in voter's hands after the resignation of Dick Anderson.

Samaritan Health Services COVID-19 vaccine update

Samaritan Health Services expects to receive a "very limited supply" of COVID-19 vaccines by the end of the week and will hold an online question and answer seminar about vaccines Dec. 17.

King Tide: Pacific Ocean rolls into Lincoln City

The Pacific Ocean, backed by the King Tide, put on a show for those in Lincoln City Monday, throwing its raw energy at seawalls up and down the coastal town.

NWS issues High Surf Advisory for Central Oregon Coast

National Weather Service Portland is calling for breakers up to 25 feet from noon Sunday until 6 a.m. Monday and warns of sneaker and possibly destructive waves.

Body found in Van Duzer Corridor

Lincoln County Major Crime Team and Oregon State Police are investigating a body found Thursday, Dec. 10 in the H.B. Van Duzer Forest State Scenic Corridor.

Santa strolls Highway 101 with BB gun in Newport

Newport Police responded Thursday afternoon to a man dressed as Santa Claus walking on Highway 101 with a handgun.

COVID-19 outbreak at Safeway

At least four Lincoln City Safeway employees have tested positive for COVID-19 according to sources within the company, who spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday evening.

Police to be on the lookout for intoxicated holiday drivers

Lincoln City Police will use grant money to join a national high visibility enforcement event, designed to put more patrol cars on the streets to seek out those driving under the influence during the Christmas and New Year's holidays.

Redemption Thrift keeps giving to warming shelter

Redemption Thrift proprietor and former Lincoln City Mayor Don Williams made another donation Wednesday to nonprofit Coastal Support Services for their warming shelter efforts.

School district votes to waive tax for fire victims

The Lincoln County School Board voted Tuesday night to waive the School Construction Excise Tax for replacement of homes destroyed in the Echo Mountain Complex Fire.

$900K in Grants from Lincoln County available “NOW”

Lincoln County has partnered with Northwest Oregon Works (NOW) to administer $900,000 in grants.

Charter titan Lars Robison dies

Lars A. Robison, an owner and president of Dockside Charters, passed on Nov. 29, his life cut short by recent illness.

Sheriff seeks security video in shocking Waldport murder

The Lincoln Co. Sheriff’s Office is requesting that Waldport residents or businesses with security video systems such as the doorstep “Ring” or other recording devices contact law enforcement immediately to help solve the shocking murder early Sunday morning of businessman Mark Campbell.

High Surf Advisory issued by NWS

National Weather Service Portland issued a High Surf Advisory for the Central Oregon Coast Tuesday until 1 p.m., calling for breakers up to 30 feet and dangerous surf conditions.

Slain Waldport City Councilman was “pillar of community”

Tara Bruce, step-daughter to slain Waldport City Councilman Mark Campbell, filled in details surrounding his murder early Sunday morning, Dec. 6, and told of the man he was in an exclusive interview Monday afternoon.

OCCC offers property manager course to support economy

With new apartment complexes coming on the scene throughout Lincoln County this year, and with the vacation rental market running just as hot as long-term rentals – not to mention the county’s thousands of hotel rooms – there’s never been a greater need in Lincoln County for trained and licensed real estate property managers.

Manhunt for suspect in fatal Waldport home invasion

On December 6, at approximately 3:37 a.m., Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Dispatch received a 911 call reporting a burglary in progress on South Crestline Drive, in Waldport.

COVID-19: Exploring zip code data

Oregon Health Authority officials will still not provide COVID-19 data by city citing HIPAA concerns, however, a deep dive of the numbers shows a clearer picture by zip code.
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Family grateful to neighbors after dog attacked at Otter Rock State Park

A Newport family whose miniature dog was lost after a vicious beach attack by another dog credits prayers and animal instincts for the miraculous recovery of their beloved ‘Gabe.’

Celeb surfers descend on Nelscott Reef for big wave riding

A handful of surfing elite and some locals took to Lincoln City's ocean Thursday as the swell was right for big wave surfing at Nelscott Reef.

Women’s Health Center welcomes new OB-GYN

Meghan Moorhead, MD, has joined Women’s Health Center in Lincoln City, located on the campus of Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital.

What COVID-19 “High Risk” means for Lincoln County

Oregon Health Authority officials increased Lincoln County's COVID-19 risk level Tuesday, moving it into the high-risk category and with it a new list of rules to follow.