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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.

High Wind Warning issued by NWS

National Weather Service Portland has issued a High Wind Warning Tuesday from seven a.m. until three p.m. for the Central Oregon Coast.

City seeks to fill multiple volunteer vacancies

The City of Lincoln City needs to fill over 20 vacancies left by outgoing volunteers for various committees and boards.

“Glaring” distinctions divide Congressional candidates

In the last day of what many voters feel is the critical election of their lives, the hotly-contested race in Oregon’s U.S. 5th District is poised on the glaring differences between two Congressional candidates — gutsy challenger Amy Ryan Courser and her six-term opponent, Kurt Schrader.

November 3rd looms closer at last

Whatever your political affiliation and views, the election craze is going to be over in what's now a matter of hours.

Courser claims ag abandoned by Schrader

The suddenly-tight race in the fertile U.S. 5th District could hinge on Oregon family farms and rural communities slammed by pandemic and wildfire, claimed the challenger to a six-term incumbent who has severed his official ties to agriculture.

Courser braces Schrader over law and order stand

Mounting the biggest challenge ever to an entrenched incumbent, Congressional candidate Amy Ryan Courser this week drew a stark battle line between her and six-term representative Kurt Schrader over law enforcement in the U.S. Fifth District.

Lincoln County discusses waiver of fees retroactively for wildfire victims

Lincoln County government met Monday to discuss possibly waiving construction fees for victims of the Echo Mountain Complex Wildfire and may do so retroactively to Sept. 8. 

Newport K9 team discovers commercial quantity of meth

Newport Police Officer Hayden Randall and his partner, K9 Nero, were responsible for discovering a commercial quantity of methamphetamine during a routine traffic violation...

NWS issues freeze warning for North, Central Oregon Coast

National Weather Service Portland issued a freeze warning Sunday night for the North and Central Oregon Coasts for 1-10 a.m. Monday.

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Evacuations in effect for Lincoln City

A level 3 evacuation is in effect for all of Lincoln City from 40th street north. Level 3 means go now.

MYSTERY SOLVED! D.B. Cooper was my friend

He was the soldier who became a skyjacker, the skyjacker who became a priest, and the priest who lived and died in Depoe Bay. He was D.B. Cooper, the most famous fugitive on earth, and he was my friend.

Fire strikes historic Otis Cafe on Independence Day

North Lincoln Fire Rescue units swarmed the Otis Cafe shortly before 8 p.m. Thursday to combat a fully involved fire at the iconic restaurant.

Highway 101 hole prompts ODOT to call in geologists

Oregon Department of Transportation officials have called in geologists Thursday to take core samples of a hole on southbound Highway 101 in Otis.

Lincoln City wildfires update

Lincoln City government issued an update Thursday on wildfires north of the city, saying all evacuation orders are still in effect and residents are not allowed in the area.

An evacuated Lincoln City sits dark and intact

Lincoln City Police were active Wednesday night and were patrolling with spotlights in a town evacuated and once again without power.

COMMENTARYLincoln City Council Teamwork

I sat in on the Lincoln City Council meeting Monday and noticed a change in the way the Council members and staff are treating one another. As the three-hour meeting progressed, it was obvious — at least in my view — that the Council is more efficient and, in general, more content.

Council members appeared more cordial and friendly to each other. They thanked one another publicly and seemed genuinely collegial in their discussions. They have been this way for about a month or so. We should like what we see.

Working for the City Council, or serving on the Budget Committee, pays an annual salary of zero dollars. Our elected officials are doing the job for free. It’s important to understand that. How many jobs would you work at where the pay is nothing and the drama is higher than average?

The men and women sitting on the Council serve for various reasons, but they all work toward common goals that benefit Lincoln City. They are focusing their priorities on getting things done.

Council meetings are very informative. If you have something to say to your elected officials, there is a forum to do so. Just be aware they are people, too.

Justin Werner
Justin Wernerhttps://wernerhost.com/
Justin is publisher of Lincoln City Homepage and an investigative journalist who finds facts. He's on a mission to seek out truth and isn't afraid to be the tip of the spear for freedom of the press.

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New DMV fees take effect Jan. 1, 2020

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VIDEO: Pacific Ocean shows why it’s ‘King’

The Pacific Ocean snuck its way from Nelscott Beach onto SW 35th Street Saturday, as a crowd of storm watchers witnessed concrete benches and logs displaced by the raw fury of the sea during King Tide.

Depoe Bay’s Pogo Robison passes

A larger-than-life figure in “The World’s Smallest Harbor” passed away Saturday, May 30, after battling recent health problems.

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Digging up the past: Heinous 1984 Lincoln City crimes shock the nation

Thirty-four years ago this month -- with Halloween looming -- local mortician Dale Patrick Omsberg became the subject of the most expansive criminal investigation in Lincoln County history.

A hike for all ages: Drift Creek Falls

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Scout Troop 47 Christmas tree fundraiser

Boy Scout Troop 47 is having a Christmas tree fundraiser at the Lincoln City Cultural Center to pay for the Scout's summer camp.