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DEVELOPING: Uncounted ballots leave close Lincoln City mayor race undecided

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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

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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

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Courser claims ag abandoned by Schrader

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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.

Lincoln City Mayor

Dick Anderson led a hotly contested race for Lincoln City mayor by 20 votes Wednesday with several ballots still to be counted.

With 98 percent of the votes tallied by late Tuesday, Anderson led Susan Wahlke 1,394 votes to 1,374, with David Dahle third at 1,149 in the race to replace Don Williams as mayor.

Several votes are yet to be counted, and the certification process completed by Nov. 20, Lincoln County Clerk Dana Jenkins said. Machine kick-outs, unsigned ballots and ballots dropped in other county collection need to be processed.

Election winners will be sworn in Monday, Jan. 14, at the regular City Council meeting.

Anderson was Lincoln City mayor from 2011-2014 and has been a Lincoln City councilor from 2009-2010 and 2015 to present.

Mitch Parsons (Ward I), Diane Kusz (Ward II) and Rick Mark (Ward III) were the leaders in their respective races for City Council positions.

Nearly 70 percent (68.36) of eligible voters in Lincoln County have turned out to cast 24,152 votes, election officials said.

North County races:

City of Lincoln City Mayor
  • Dick Anderson
  • Susan Wahlke
  • David Dahle
  • 1,394
  • 1,374
  • 1,149
City of Lincoln City Council Member, Ward I
  • Mitch Parsons
  • 853
City of Lincoln City Council Member, Ward II
  • Nancy Oksenholt
  • Diane Kusz
  • (Capt) Jack Sparrow
  • 376
  • 632
  • 210
City of Lincoln City Council Member, Ward III
  • Larry Armstrong
  • Rick Mark
  • Mike Holt
  • Warren C Halcott
  • 210
  • 514
  • 270
  • 75

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Homepage Executive Editor and former longtime Sports Editor of the near-200,000 circulation Las Vegas Review-Journal, Fossum brings 40 years of award-winning experience covering virtually every facet of print and digital journalism to Lincoln City Homepage. The former longtime reporter for the Newport News-Times and Lincoln City News Guard is also Editor-in-Chief and Senior Columnist for SilverandBlackToday.com, which covers the NFL's Oakland (Las Vegas) Raiders.

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MYSTERY SOLVED! D.B. Cooper was my friend

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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.

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.

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

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