Monthly Archives: January, 2021
Samples of L452R, a highly contagious "California variant" of COVID-19 have been detected by Oregon State University researchers in Lincoln City's wastewater treatment plant.
Republican leaders of Oregon's House and Senate issued a joint statement Friday, sharply criticizing Gov. Brown's redirection of 32,000 vaccines from rural Oregon to Portland.
A 49-year-old Lincoln City man has been missing for a week and search and rescue teams are searching for him in the area of Drift Creek Falls.
Newly minted Oregon State Republican Senator Dick Anderson spoke before the legislature Tuesday, asking Governor Kate Brown for clarity on what metrics counties need to get restaurants and like businesses open.
The storied Otis Café, that burned down July 4, 2019, is rebuilding in south Lincoln City and the owners hope to be up and serving German potatoes by May.
A special election for a replacement mayor will be held after city councilors voted to let the people determine who will fill the shoes of Dick Anderson, who resigned to go work at the State Senate.
Lincoln City Police and a Lincoln County Sheriff K9 unit chased and arrested a man who allegedly stole multiple packages in Lincoln City, Wednesday, Jan. 20.
Nationally, smart home device manufacturers have notified law enforcement that offenders have been using stolen e-mail passwords to access smart devices with cameras and voice capabilities to carry out swatting attacks.
FBI's Portland Field Office is working with local authorities to prepare for potential violent activity that could occur at the Capitol in Salem in the days leading up to Jan. 20.
Each year, around 120 babies are welcomed into the world at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital’s Birthing Center. First in line this year was Hazel JaneAnn Baker, born at 11:34 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 8, to parents Jared and Elizabeth Baker of Otis.
Lincoln County Public Health officials confirmed Monday night that Lincoln County will remain in the "High Risk" category for COVID-19 under Governor Brown's Oregon’s Risk and Protection Framework.
National Weather Service Portland issued three water related warnings early Monday morning calling for heavy rains and likely flooding for the Central Oregon Coast.
The Samaritan walk-in clinics located in Newport and Lincoln City will be temporarily closed to the public Friday, Jan. 15 through Sunday, Jan. 17 so that community health care workers – by appointment only through the county health department – can obtain their first round of COVID-19 vaccinations at those two locations.
Retired fire captain Jim Kusz will donate his teaching compensation to the Echo Mountain Fire Relief Fund and Oregon Coast Community College will follow suit, donating registration fees for Kusz's popular disaster preparedness class this February.
In his last official act, outgoing mayor Robert Gambino personally activated the town’s emergency sirens at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, triggering a tidal wave of complaints at city hall when scores of people who evacuated to higher ground learned there was no danger, after all.
Oregon State Police released a sketch Monday of the female child found dead in the Van Duzer Corridor Dec. 10.