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Celeb surfers descend on Nelscott Reef for big wave riding

A handful of surfing elite and some locals took to Lincoln City's ocean Thursday as the swell was right for big wave surfing at Nelscott Reef.

Women’s Health Center welcomes new OB-GYN

Meghan Moorhead, MD, has joined Women’s Health Center in Lincoln City, located on the campus of Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital.

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

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.

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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.

Where do Portland TV stations get their breaking news? Often, it turns out, from Lincoln City Homepage!

The inspiring story of volunteers descending on Otis to help clear wildfire debris that aired Saturday, Oct. 24, on Portland news dynamo Fox-12 was reported and filmed by the Homepage news team of Justin Werner, publisher of Homepage, and Rick Beasley, a veteran “night crawler” who has been a TV stringer for more than 20 years.

Homepage provides the reporting and video footage for TV’s “talking heads,” who welcome it in the white-hot, statewide battle among four Portland network affiliates for viewer ratings.

During the Echo Mt. Wildfire, the duo filed nine TV stories in three days from the front lines that were seen by an estimated 1 million broadcast and internet viewers of KPTV Fox-12 and KGW Ch. 8. Werner’s startling video of a looter being carried from a crime scene in the evacuation zone by police led the 11 p.m. newscasts on Sept. 11, and all the next day.

For this busy news team, it’s not all about fires or Russian Nazis harassing beachgoers (an eye-popping TV story in July), either. Animal rescues, tourism trends and a story about a barnstorming pilot at Siletz Bay State Airport have all appeared on Portland TV and sometimes nationally on the networks.

“News at eleven” is a lot more exciting with breaking TV stories from the Oregon coast!

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Much rather our community was NOT in the news in the first place, since most of what they report is chaos and tragedy. Meanwhile local corruption and organized crime goes unnoticed by the mainstream media.

  2. Ok, great “observation” anonymous. There are plenty of positive stories,
    and as far as the mainstream media ignoring corruption- Maybe you haven’t
    heard of the double standard in the media.
    Tell you what- the next time you drive past a wreck or someone pulled over,
    try not to turn your pin head or slow down.

  3. As someone who was burned out by the fire, I would love to take up the offer of clearing our property but it’s not wise to start cleaning up properties that may have had hazardous materials like gasoline, propane,possible asbestos contamination. That should be left to to FEMA and the state, they are doing it for free, that’s after property owners sign a Right Of Entry Form, after properties are properly assessed than volunteers should clean up, in addition if you allow anyone on your property who is not properly protected and they are injured or killed, you the owner are liable for damages or death. Think about that.

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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.

Celeb surfers descend on Nelscott Reef for big wave riding

A handful of surfing elite and some locals took to Lincoln City's ocean Thursday as the swell was right for big wave surfing at Nelscott Reef.

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.

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.

Women’s Health Center welcomes new OB-GYN

Meghan Moorhead, MD, has joined Women’s Health Center in Lincoln City, located on the campus of Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital.

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

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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.

Lincoln County to reopen under ‘Phase 1’ Friday

Governor Kate Brown announced Thursday Lincoln County is approved to enter Phase 1 Friday and businesses can open under a set of guidelines for restaurants, bars, and personal care services, such as salons.