Wednesday, December 2, 2020
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Guest Columns

COVID, Climate and 2020

2020 has been a strange year, globally, nationally and personally -- and it isn’t over yet.

Life In the Fast Lane

Local media has done a great job of covering COVID-19, so I’m not going to go over things in detail. I thought some people might be interested in hearing about what’s life like at the center of the storm.

The Last Mayor of Depoe Bay HAS HAD ENOUGH!

My name is Robert Gambino.  I am writing this, as a citizen, who happens to be very frustrated, due to an editorial that is full of lies, slander and selfish, opportunistic journalism.

Superheroes wear masks

You've probably seen photos of hospital healthcare workers with bruises on their faces from hours of wearing a facemask while working with COVID-19 patients -- they truly are superheroes and angels of mercy.

COVID-19: Strange Days Indeed

These are truly difficult times for Lincoln County, the United States and the world.

Locals scoff, Gray dominates

Contest day came and it was actually pretty good -- maybe five feet and pretty glassy. All the pre-contest braggadocious locals were in full bloom jabbering about how they were going to dominate.

Earth Day 2020

The first Earth Day was 50 years ago and I was a freshman in high school. Earth Day seemed to be a ray of hope on the horizon for saving the planet.

COVID Holidays: Virtual drinks with the family

It seems that everybody is doing it -- connecting through technology. My wife, Diane has been conducting city council business and meetings virtually now for nearly a month.  Everyone is sending selfies and Face timing as we continue to social distance from each other and stay home.

Conversation with Samaritan’s Dr. Ogden about COVID-19

The other day, I reached out to Lesley Ogden, MD, CEO of both Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital in Lincoln City and Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital in Newport, to get some insight on the Covid-19 situation on the central Oregon coast, and what this may mean for society and healthcare in the future.

It’s a small world after all

In my community college course we discuss how Earth’s population growth can impact our environment and increase disasters.

Latest news

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.

December is now upon us

I truly believe that even in the face of all that this year has thrown at us, that we are fortunate to have family and friends we can count on to help us get through difficult times.

Oregon reports 1,233 COVID-19 cases, 24 new deaths

COVID-19 has claimed 24 more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 936, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday Dec. 1.

The best hunt ever

There’s a reason they call it the Bull’s Bag, an unexpected five-mile coil in the Siletz River that confounds rookie drifters and appears on a map like the scrotum of an elk. It gets worse.

K9 ‘Ghost’ to join Sheriff’s ranks

Lincoln County Sheriff's newest operator is K9 Ghost, a two-year-old German Shepherd who is slated to undergo training and certification to join the team in 2021.
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