Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Goodbye 2019: A special thank you to Homepage readers

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Loss of lottery funds hampers local projects

Oregon State Representative David Gomberg said Lottery Fund revenues are down 90 percent and because of this, bond sales have been cancelled, halting long-planned projects and forcing them to seek money elsewhere.

Saranchuk appears for arraignment in Lincoln County Court

The first of seven Clark County men accused of screaming racist insults at an African American family on a Lincoln City beach and challenging police to fight appeared in Lincoln County Circuit Court Monday, July 13.

Oregon FBI goes virtual with ‘Teen Series’

Portland's FBI field office has launched an online learning experience for students designed to let them explore the world of law enforcement.

Lincoln City Police officers arrest identity theft suspects

Lincoln City Police Officer Hayden Tolzman responded to a report of possible identity theft by a male and female at the Shearwater Inn, Sunday, July 5, that led to a foot chase, taser deployment and a stolen gun.

Most restaurants and bars in Oregon following COVID-19 requirements

Oregon Liquor Control Commission inspectors swept across Oregon over the Fourth of July weekend and checked 800 businesses for compliance with social distancing requirements issued by Governor Kate Brown.

Biplane soars through space and time

In the skies over Depoe Bay and Lincoln City, a modern-day barnstormer in an open-cockpit biplane is giving passengers a journey through space and time seldom found at the soulless tarmacs of modern airports.

DA says Clark County Seven did not commit bias crime

Seven Clark County men were recently arrested in Lincoln City for illegal fireworks, yelling racial slurs and using Nazi salutes to harass a black family on Independence Day, prompting the Lincoln County District Attorney to issue a statement about the incident.

Father and son dispute leads to attempted murder charges

Oregon State Police say a son used his truck as a weapon against his father after an altercation while driving on Independence Day, nine miles east of Waldport.

K9 Bonni captures hit and run suspect in Newport

Lincoln County Sheriff K9 Bonni and her handler, Deputy Zach Akin, located and apprehended a man alleged to be the perpetrator of a hit and run on Yaquina Bay Bridge Saturday, July 4.

‘Lil Wes’ is back in Lincoln City and has put cancer in remission

Wesley Allen Michael Culver said he went into shock when he got the news that he had cancer on December 12, 2019 at just 14-years-old.

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2019 was a great year for news in Lincoln City, even as long-established newspapers shutter their doors or scramble to increase their internet presence across the country.

Our meteoric rise has had a positive effect on local news media as evidenced by a more informed public and increased level of quality professional reporting across the board. Sometimes a kickstart is all it takes to get something good going — and right now — the going is good.

A very special thank you is in order for our readers as you have been instrumental in making our success possible. Placing your trust in us has been a great honor and we will continue to uphold our ethics and quality controls in our reporting.

With this success, we have been able to attract advertisers, and with the funds received from them we procured tools to do our job more effectively. We plan to bring you high-quality video reporting about things you care about in glorious HD with our new professional video camera.

We have also been able to increase all aspects on the website side, such as a better server and self-hosted video — all of which is very technical and boring so we’ll leave it there, but please note our internet capability has increased about 1000 percent.

Homepage Executive Editor Jim Fossum constantly speaks his mind on all things pertaining to our readership, including how he feels “mind-boggled” about our growth, the number of hits our articles get and breaking 5,000 Likes on Facebook. Everyone at Homepage has experienced mind-boggling and we’d like to thank you for it.

As 2020 looms, we have big plans in store to increase our coverage of all things that affect you and your daily lives.

We have the technology in place to bring you a streaming video service. Those of you who enjoy filming are invited to get on board from the beginning. We are currently looking for video partners by way of cooking shows, documentaries and anything you’d find on the big streaming providers. Our beta test group was “blown away” and went “absolutely insane” when we showed them our test site. You’ll see it soon as we get more content for you to consume.

We are hard at work on an app that will potentially make every local citizen a reporter. Can’t get into details about it just yet but it should prove to be a huge benefit to those wanting to tell their stories easily.

Homepage will continue to deliver the news daily to the people of Lincoln City (and beyond) and to further this we have obtained a brick-and-mortar location where citizens can come in to tell their stories or voice their concerns. We’ll make the location public as soon as the paint on the walls is dry.

Thank you so much for visiting our website, greeting us in public, inviting us to your events and believing in us. Hope you have a great 2020.

Sincerely,

Lincoln City Homepage Publisher Justin Werner

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Justin Werner
Justin Wernerhttps://wernerhost.com/
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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