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First 2021 baby born at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital

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 to remain ‘High Risk’ for next two weeks

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.

UPDATED: NWS issues flood warnings for Central Oregon Coast

National Weather Service Portland issued three water related warnings early Monday morning calling for heavy rains and likely flooding for the Central Oregon Coast.

Depoe Bay mainstay Bill Spores dies

DEPOE BAY — Bill Spores, a stalwart of the community whose tenacious public service led to the remarkable growth of municipal parks, is dead at 87.

Sneaker wave warning issued by NWS

A Beach Hazards Statement was issued by National Weather Service Portland for the Central Oregon Coast, calling for an increased sneaker wave chance.

Samaritan walk-in clinics to close for health care worker vaccinations

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.

Disaster preparedness class supports wildfire victims

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.

Injured deer dispatched in Depoe Bay

The single report of gunfire near the city water plant at 4 p.m. Thursday sounded the compassionate end to an injured deer.

Outgoing mayor triggered doomsday sirens

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.

High Surf Advisory issued by NWS

National Weather Service Portland issued a High Surf Advisory for the Central Oregon Coast Tuesday, calling for potentially destructive waves.

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