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Global, local events happening Monday for World Oceans Day

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Amy Ryan Courser blasts do-nothing politicians for wildfire negligence

Heads should roll on Nov. 3 for slipshod forest policies that changed Oregon into a tinderbox waiting for a spark, declared a contender for Congress who is turning the U.S. 5th District into a hot seat. 

Lincoln County/A Galaxy of Stars

Behold the sinister orange glow that highlights the struggling red sun's attempt to melt the dense smoke.

Depoe Bay resident boosts Portland Police morale with gift bags

A Depoe Bay woman recently organized delivery of gift bags to an embattled Portland Police Bureau, who have been the target of attacks by rioters in the City of Roses.

Multi-agency Resource Center opening at Lincoln City Outlets

Lincoln County community services and FEMA are hosting a Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) that will be available for those whose homes and businesses were affected by the Echo Mountain Complex Fire and accompanying wind event.

Lincoln City man shoots self in groin at checkout

Lincoln City Police responded to McKay's Market Sunday for a reported gunshot wound, discovering a man had accidentally shot himself in the groin.

Echo Mountain Complex: 293 homes destroyed, Zero fatalities

Officials with the Echo Mountain Complex have completed preliminary structural damage assessments in the fire area and 293 residential structures have been determined to be a total loss.

Echo Mountain Complex Fire 40 percent contained

A lack of expected rain hasn’t stopped firefighters from getting more control over the Echo Mountain Wildfire as 40 percent of the fire is contained and mopping up efforts are underway. 

New ‘dignified’ donation distribution center at Lincoln City Outlets

Lincoln County Public Health officials and members of the Lincoln City church community will be opening a centralized donation distribution center in Lincoln City, 2 p.m. Tuesday to get needed supplies in the hands of people affected by the wildfires.

Echo Mountain Complex Wildfire 33 percent contained

A milestone was reached for firefighters on the Echo Mountain Complex yesterday as 100 percent of the control line has been completed on both fires.

Garbage fire at North Lincoln Sanitary Service

North Lincoln Fire and Rescue responded to a fire inside a garbage truck behind the main office of North Lincoln Sanitary Service Monday evening.

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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.

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.

Local men face drug, weapons charges following ATF search and arrest raid

Two Lincoln City men and a Cloverdale resident were charged Wednesday after Special Agents from the ATF Seattle Field Division executed multiple federal search and arrest warrants in Lincoln City.

World Oceans Day

United Nations World Oceans Day takes place Monday, June 8, and will feature a global virtual event called “Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean” and locally, a webinar invites ocean lovers to “Take a Dive into Oregon Marine Reserves.”

Produced in partnership with the non-profit organization Oceanic Global, UN World Oceans Day 2020 will be a day-long event featuring keynote speeches, panels, and presentations with leading ocean voices including:

The event runs 7 a.m. -2 p.m. and will be available to watch online at: https://www.unworldoceansday.org/2020.

In 2008, following Gov. Ted Kulongoski’s Executive Order,  Oregon began its own quest to protect part of its ocean within its “Territorial Sea.”  Guided by years of research and public input, five sites were ultimately chosen.  From north to south, they are Cape Falcon, Cascade Head, Otter Rock, Cape Perpetua, and Redfish Rocks.

Oregon’s Marine Reserves provide the framework and foundation to gain more knowledge about local fisheries and the ecosystems that support them.  Top scientists are joined by experts and enthusiasts of the sea in a broad range of Ecological Monitoring.  The global pandemic that has temporarily put their work on a hiatus, demonstrates just how connected and small the world is. Scientists and experts say they want to do everything possible to better understand our ocean in order to better protect it for future generations.

Cascade Head Biosphere Reserve will be part of a local webinar called Take a Dive into Oregon Marine Reserves, starting at 11 a.m. June 8, to explain what the Oregon Marine Reserves are, what lives there and how volunteers can get involved.

To RSVP for the webinar and get a link, contact CoastWatch Volunteer Coordinator Jesse Jones at [email protected]

According to the Marine Conservation Institute, about 5% of our oceans have some protections, while only about 2.5% are considered well protected.

World Oceans Day is growing a global movement by calling on world leaders to protect 30 percent of the Earth’s oceans by 2030. They call it 30×30 and say it will “help ensure a healthy home for all.”

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Justin Werner is founder and publisher of Lincoln City Homepage and a journalist reporting news for the fine citizens of Lincoln City, Oregon and beyond. 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. When he's not wearing his reporter hat, you can find him enjoying the Oregon Coast with his wife and three children.

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Amy Ryan Courser blasts do-nothing politicians for wildfire negligence

Heads should roll on Nov. 3 for slipshod forest policies that changed Oregon into a tinderbox waiting for a spark, declared a contender for Congress who is turning the U.S. 5th District into a hot seat. 

Lincoln City man shoots self in groin at checkout

Lincoln City Police responded to McKay's Market Sunday for a reported gunshot wound, discovering a man had accidentally shot himself in the groin.

Echo Mountain Complex: 293 homes destroyed, Zero fatalities

Officials with the Echo Mountain Complex have completed preliminary structural damage assessments in the fire area and 293 residential structures have been determined to be a total loss.

Depoe Bay resident boosts Portland Police morale with gift bags

A Depoe Bay woman recently organized delivery of gift bags to an embattled Portland Police Bureau, who have been the target of attacks by rioters in the City of Roses.

Lincoln County burn ban to remain in effect

Lincoln County's seasonal burn ban will remain in effect until weather conditions improve dramatically the Fire Defense Board and Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) announced Monday.

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.

Lincoln County/A Galaxy of Stars

Behold the sinister orange glow that highlights the struggling red sun's attempt to melt the dense smoke.

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.

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.