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Global, local events happening Monday for 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."

Three new confirmed COVID-19 cases, two connected to Pacific Seafood plant

Lincoln County Public Health announced three more confirmed COVID-19 cases today. This brings the current case count to 26 confirmed and four presumptive for a total of 30 cases. 

Committee to probe Depoe Bay finances

The city council voted unanimously this week to create a new committee to study Depoe Bay’s troubled finances, battered by the Covid-19 crisis, inadequate business software and mismanagement by a former top official.

Cluster of COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in Lincoln County

NEWPORT, Ore. – Lincoln County Public Health is investigating an outbreak of confirmed COVID-19 cases.  Five of the recently announced cases are connected to Pacific Seafood in Newport.

Depoe Bay rejects 24-hour rule as motels return to business as usual

Motels and vacation rentals here are once again open to tourists and operating at a relative gallop after city officials rejected a 24-hour turnaround policy recommended by county officials.

Three new COVID-19 cases confirmed for Lincoln County

Lincoln County Public Health announced three more confirmed COVID-19 cases today. This brings the current case count to 23 confirmed and two presumptive for a total of 25 cases.

Sheriff: A hot car is no place for your pet

While many of us welcome the warmer weather this time of year, we must remind ourselves that some of our loved ones may find themselves in an uncomfortable predicament.

Addressing systemic racism in Oregon

We are fortunate to live in a special part of America that values racial, ethnic, religious, and cultural diversity. But anyone paying attention this week knows that problems persist. Systemic, institutional, and interpersonal racism remains in our country and in our state that must be addressed.

Four new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lincoln County

Lincoln County Public Health announced four more confirmed COVID-19 cases today and one new presumptive positive.

2020 Lincoln City election information, three council seats expiring

Three Lincoln City Councilors have terms expiring Dec. 31 and interested parties who wish to run for the positions can start today.

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As a first-time publisher for a news organization, I must admit it has been a bit of a learning experience to get us to where we are today. Without the support of our community, Lincoln City Homepage never would have happened. As Santa approaches our homes, I find myself asking how did we do it?

Of course, none of this would have been possible without you — that’s right, you! You send us news tips, notify us of what matters most and answer our questions with the respect true journalists appreciate and desire. The last one gets me right in the heart, as it has been a struggle to establish Homepage as a trusted news source. Now that we have earned your respect, it’s become a matter of maintaining that trust.

Imagine for a moment what it takes to be the best news outlet you can be. You must be right all the time using adequate and reliable sources and never sacrifice integrity by printing false information. Fact-checking is the bulk of this job, and sometimes the truth is hard to ascertain, especially when you have entities blocking your access.

When community leaders are open and transparent, you earn easier access to the truth. I have witnessed positive changes at all levels that have allowed Homepage to gather, write and present the news under the guidelines of Associated Press style and generally accepted professional journalism standards. That is all we have ever wanted.

You sometimes have to fight to uncover the truth, and that can be truly difficult. Choosing to stick with it because it’s hard is what good journalists do. I must say it is among the overriding factors that have made this the most rewarding job I have ever had.

Our incredible growth illustrates that Lincoln City has accepted us as a bona fide news outlet. It’s that faith and trust that we call on to strive to do our best to live up to the challenge of reporting the facts in a timely and professional manner. Many newsworthy stories and events that affect you and your families and shape your daily lives are happening and Homepage will be there to chronicle them for all time.

Thank you Lincoln City and happy holidays from our family to yours.

Justin Werner

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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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Depoe Bay rejects 24-hour rule as motels return to business as usual

Motels and vacation rentals here are once again open to tourists and operating at a relative gallop after city officials rejected a 24-hour turnaround policy recommended by county officials.

Cluster of COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in Lincoln County

NEWPORT, Ore. – Lincoln County Public Health is investigating an outbreak of confirmed COVID-19 cases.  Five of the recently announced cases are connected to Pacific Seafood in Newport.

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Lincoln County Public Health announced four more confirmed COVID-19 cases today and one new presumptive positive.

Committee to probe Depoe Bay finances

The city council voted unanimously this week to create a new committee to study Depoe Bay’s troubled finances, battered by the Covid-19 crisis, inadequate business software and mismanagement by a former top official.

Three new confirmed COVID-19 cases, two connected to Pacific Seafood plant

Lincoln County Public Health announced three more confirmed COVID-19 cases today. This brings the current case count to 26 confirmed and four presumptive for a total of 30 cases. 

Three new COVID-19 cases confirmed for Lincoln County

Lincoln County Public Health announced three more confirmed COVID-19 cases today. This brings the current case count to 23 confirmed and two presumptive for a total of 25 cases.

Lincoln County does not meet Phase 2 reopening criteria

Governor Kate Brown released the Phase 2 reopening application process Thursday night and today the Oregon Health Authority determined Lincoln County does not meet the criteria to apply due to high community spread. 

Lincoln City lodging reopening criteria

As Lincoln County's lodging gets ready to reopen Monday, June 1, a framework plan created by Lincoln County and its cities will need to be implemented.

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.