Monday, March 1, 2021

Yearly Archives: 2021

Open letter to Kurt Schrader

Why do large, profitable corporations pay such low wages that their employees are eligible for and must rely on federal anti-poverty programs just to make ends meet?

$11.4 million in grants awarded to Project Turnkey

Oregon's Project Turnkey was awarded three grants totaling $11.4 million for properties in Corvallis, Eugene and Lincoln City to purchase and transform hotels for temporary lodging of those affected by crisis.

UPDATED: NWS issues High Surf Advisory for Central Coast

National Weather Service Portland issued a High Surf Advisory for the North and Central Oregon Coast, alerting to the possibility of destructive waves up to 25 feet.

Through the lens: Lincoln City, Oregon in pictures

Lincoln City, Oregon is a tourism-driven coastal community that is home to beautiful beaches, tasty restaurants and awesome scenery.

Exploding sewer main just tip of the iceberg

DEPOE BAY — Long-running disputes over a sprawling sewer system that serves 10,000 residents in central Lincoln County are coming to a head.

State Republicans blow whistle on concealed carry bill

Republican leadership in Salem is alerting Oregonians to Senate Bill 554, which they say paves the way for regulations restricting where guns can be conceal carried.

Oregon is different

Oregon, is going to tax your EIP COVID-19 payments from 2020. Now, you say, what about the money I received in 2021?

Lincoln City man cited for crashing SUV into house

A Lincoln City man was cited early Thursday morning by Sheriff's deputies for crashing an SUV into a house on East Devils Lake Road while intoxicated and reportedly fleeing the scene on foot.

Alcohol, meth-fueled stolen vehicle court trip sends transient to jail

Police responded to Newport's Shell gas station Monday, where a reportedly transient male allegedly stole a vehicle after drinking alcohol and doing meth to make it to a court appointment.

OSWA tree seedling sale moved to Toledo

The Lincoln County Chapter of Oregon Small Woodlands Association will host their yearly native tree and shrub seedling sale Saturday, Feb. 27, in a new Toledo location.

Cool bills, cold weather and COVID

Late Sunday I received news that all legislative business Monday and Tuesday is cancelled. An ice storm swept through the mid-Willamette Valley Friday night, downing trees and causing widespread power outages. Salem has declared an emergency.

NWS: Sneaker waves possible Monday

National Weather Service Portland issued a Beach Hazards Statement for Monday, alerting to an increased chance of sneaker waves for the Central Oregon Coast.

NWS: Winter Weather Advisory for Coast Range

National Weather Service Portland issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Coast Range Friday, calling for significant freezing rain, sleet and snow tonight through Saturday.

Lincoln County vaccines reduced and delayed next week

Lincoln County Public Health has learned from the Oregon Health Authority that vaccine allocation will be smaller than anticipated and delayed.

LCPD to boost Valentine’s Day weekend DUII enforcement

Lincoln City Police will be increasing their presence this Valentine's Day weekend, utilizing grant funds to be on the lookout for impaired drivers.

Devils Lake seeking applications for board elections

The Devils Lake Water Improvement District (DLWID) encourages members of the community to apply for a position on the board. Qualified applicants are encouraged to fill out an application by going to DLWID.org or by contacting the District Manager.

Rep. Gomberg announces wildfire recovery public hearings

Representative David Gomberg has announced a special opportunity for wildfire survivors to share their experiences with the House Special Committee on Wildfire Recovery tasked with identifying solutions and support for Oregonians affected by the Labor Day wildfires.

Motorcyclist runs from police three times with shocking results

Lincoln City Police chased an intoxicated California man on a motorcycle three times Wednesday, ultimately ending in his arrest and a damaged police cruiser.

Power outage hits Lincoln City, cause under investigation

A power outage Wednesday, affecting 2,243 Lincoln City Pacific Power customers, has crews investigating the cause and working to fix the problem.

Samaritan Health Services collaborates with long-standing oncology group

In late 2020, Samaritan Health Services entered into an agreement with Oregon Oncology Specialists. The collaboration creates opportunities for engagement with hematology and oncology specialty physicians, as well as advanced practice providers, who will care for cancer patients in Samaritan’s tri-county region of Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties.

Samaritan’s coastal hospice team achieves third level in veterans’ partnership

The coastal office of Samaritan Evergreen Hospice is moving rapidly through the partnership levels in the nationwide program called We Honor Veterans, which is designed to empower hospice professionals to meet the unique needs of dying veterans.

Council gets down to business in Lincoln City

At Monday's meeting, the Lincoln City City Council appointed committee members, altered a polystyrene foam ban, awarded a contract to fix an aging pump station, discussed fireworks and set goals for the next fiscal year.

Man dead, four in hospital after Sunday HWY 101 crashes

A pair of crashes Sunday in Gleneden Beach and Newport were responsible for a death and sending four to hospitals.

NWS: Coldest temperatures in seven years possible

National Weather Service Portland issued a Special Weather Statement Monday, alerting to the possibility of the coldest temperatures in seven years, with freezing rain and snow possible.

Business owner hopes it’s ‘Game Over’ for thieves

Lincoln City Police are seeking information about two suspects who allegedly stole over $1,800 from Game Over Arcade Sunday night.

Devils Lake Regatta in the 1930s

Devils Lake Regatta started in 1933 with an estimated 15,000 visitors and 5,000 cars showing up to the three-day event in Lincoln City.

Mixed compostable cans are coming

North Lincoln Sanitary Service is happy to announce curbside Mixed Compostables service coming to Lincoln City March 1.

Domestic dispute, stolen vehicles and an RV chase in Newport

Newport Police have a man in custody and a woman under investigation after responding to a domestic disturbance Tuesday night, finding a stolen vehicle a few hours later and engaging in a 14-mile stolen RV chase Wednesday morning.

Teachers shove “at risk” out of vaccine line

My mom is 92 and has bouts with bronchitis, so I figured when Gov. Brown announced seniors would soon be getting the COVID-19 vaccine, mom would be at the head of the line.

Lincoln County blasts health authority over vaccine “catch up” redistribution

A band of Lincoln County agencies and the Board of Commissioners have sent a letter to Oregon Health Authority lead Patrick Allen, urging the director to take a more equitable approach to COVID-19 vaccine distribution.