Wednesday, April 8, 2020

New reader-friendly Homepage website features unveiled

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Conversation with Samaritan’s Dr. Lesley Ogden – COVID-19

The other day, I reached out to Lesley Ogden, MD, CEO of both Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital in Lincoln City and Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital in Newport, to get some insight on the Covid-19 situation on the central Oregon coast, and what this may mean for society and healthcare in the future.

City of Seaside approves sweeping relief program

With its normally bustling tourism economy on pause due to dramatic local, county, and state restrictions necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Seaside approved a diverse and far-reaching relief program in a special meeting of the City Council on Monday, April 6, 2020.

Oregon reports four COVID-19 deaths, 49 new cases

COVID-19 has claimed four more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 33, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 8 a.m. today.

Otis armed robbery fugitive in custody after high-speed chase

Wanted fugitive Jacob Leeland Lunstedt was taken into custody today after a tip to Salem Police led to his capture by local law enforcement after a high-speed chase on Forest Service Road 1726.

Child care openings available to essential workers

Samaritan Early Learning Center in Lincoln City has been approved by the state to provide emergency child care for a prioritized group of essential workers.

Reporter rides bike in Lincoln City, takes pictures

I rode my bike through the seven miles that is Lincoln City Monday and took some pictures along the way. 

Oregon reports 1 COVID-19 death, 69 new cases

COVID-19 has claimed one more life in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll from 26 to 27, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 8 a.m. today.

Oregon reports four new COVID-19 deaths, 100 new cases

COVID-19 has claimed four more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll from 22 to 26, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 8 a.m. today.

Coalition of state agencies ask for voluntary hold on burning

In response to the "Stay Home, Save Lives" Executive Order to reduce the effects of the COVID-19 virus, a coalition of Oregon state agencies are asking Oregonians to voluntarily refrain from conducting outdoor burning. 

Lincoln County receives more high ratings for social distancing

Today, Google announced the release of its COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports that use data from their user’s smartphone location history, to compare how social distancing efforts are working.

Lincoln City Homepage is pleased to announce new features designed to assist readers in finding what they are looking for in Lincoln City and the surrounding area. Easy access to our content has always been our goal.


Lincoln City Events

Lincoln City is full of events, and with our new format, individuals and organizations can submit activities that are displayed in our events directory that includes Google Maps and directions, a description and images. The color-coded list allows readers to visually identify the type of event they seek and a quick tap or click gives them more information.

The list items expand to show the location, time, what the event is about and users can input their location to get directions.

iPhone and Google Calendar users can import our events directly into their devices with a single click.

This new format gives Homepage the ability to add recurring events, single events and month and year-long happenings to our calendar.




Lincoln City Homepage Archives

A new archives page can be accessed from our menu.

The new format allows searching by year and month as far back as our website goes and includes all Lincoln City Police Logs. Popular categories and tags can also assist someone looking for more information on a specific subject.

HINT: You can search for any month and year by adding it to the end of our URL. Example: will show you all the articles from January 2019.

Homepage welcomes feedback on the new archives page and we hope you find what you are looking for.


Mega Menus

Lincoln City Homepage Mega Menus

Menus are a key part of any good news site, and we have focused tagging and categorizing our content from the beginning to allow us to offer the mega menu you see today on larger screens.

Mobile traffic is our core audience, so smaller devices, like phones, have received sub-menu arrows, giving those readers deeper access to our content.

Lincoln City Homepage Mobile Menu

The RSS feed from, a resource used by agencies to disseminate news releases, has been added to our website for up-to-the-minute information from local law enforcement, health authorities and more.

While not a new feature, our email subscription form gives readers a daily email containing a summary of Homepage articles. This service is free and, according to our data, highly engaging.

Lincoln City Homepage is always looking for innovative ways to bring news that affects you and your family’s daily lives and will continue to do so as new technologies permit.

Thank you to our nearly 50,000 active monthly readers for your continued support and readership.


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Justin Werner
Justin Werner
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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