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Fire victims rebuilding face double taxation from school district

A tax passed by the Oregon Legislature in 2007 is the subject of controversy as fire victims rebuilding say they are being taxed twice. 

Former Ethics Commission Chair Backs Thatcher for SOS

Although I am a registered Libertarian, I am crossing party lines and will vote for Kim Thatcher enthusiastically.

COVID, Climate and 2020

2020 has been a strange year, globally, nationally and personally -- and it isn’t over yet.

Spooky Spectacular: Drive-thru trick-or-treating edition

Traditional Halloween trick-or-treating is up in the air due to COVID-19 this year, but Kiwanis of Lincoln City, Lincoln City Outlets and Explore Lincoln City are making drive-thru-candy-grabbing a thing.

LCPD Officer Wehrley to lead Lincoln City K9 unit

LCPD Officer Molly Wehrley will be Lincoln City's first K9 handler and will head to California in November to bring a new canine member to the force.

Courser blasts Schrader’s ethical lapses

When America was just beginning to hear about Covid-19, members of Congress who had been secretly briefed on the real peril went on a selling spree to dump stocks most likely to be affected by the virus.

Legal holidays

I have learned today, that Lincoln City does not recognize Columbus Day -- a federal holiday our parents and grandparents have recognized for decades.

Bomb squad investigates suspicious package at Lincoln City Post Office

Oregon State Police Explosive Unit members were called to Lincoln City by local police Monday evening after a suspicious package was found left inside Lincoln City's Post Office.

Yard debris burning allowed in Lincoln County

The Lincoln County Fire Defense Board, and the nine fire protection agencies are opening burn season Monday, October 12, 2020.

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.

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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 Homepage Letters to the editor

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

Dawn heralds another day of continual dusk as our lungs struggle to cope.

Our hearts and thoughts go out to those brave souls fighting the front line of fire;

trying to save and protect, most not individually recognized while giving their best; trying not to tire.

Level III orders come down; leave now; join the sluggish snake going south on Highway 101.

The fortunate eventually come back to intact structures; those not so lucky, find what the fire has done.

Stories of heroism by firefighters, Pacific Power, common citizens, the entire collective of care.

The resulting surviving community; puts their best foot forward; to help; to be there!

Despite this year of distrust, discord and distaste; the common good that binds us, did elevate.

Some face the tough dismal rise of the Phoenix; the more fortunate, thank fate.

If that heartless eastern wind had continued that hard blow another 8 to 12 hours;

Lincoln City would have been reduced to just memories, and a few charred cell towers.

Those brave law enforcement men and women directed traffic, facilitated evacuation, indeed heeding the call;

as well as protecting our neighborhoods from looters, who try to take advantage of those that fall.

The volunteers, seen rising like the finest cream; representing churches, businesses and compassionate individuals.

We know some of the stars; such as Frank, cooking at the Eagles, selflessly giving time away from their livelihood.

The outlet mall offering an empty space to facilitate much-needed distribution, because they cared, and could;

an outpouring of what makes an American; rising like that Eagle, our own special mascot.

A willingness to help others that you may or may not have met; but are part of our membrane, our community knot.

Yes I am proud to be a citizen of America and of course, our well loved Lincoln City.

A destination beach town, in a county where the stars glow day and night; shining love; shading unwanted pity.

David A. Lee

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