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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.