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OCTOPUS, Lincoln City Logo – Jerry Warner

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Lil Sambos opens with custom-built drive-up window

Lil Sambo's has been a coastal landmark since the 50s and recently closed along with myriad other restaurants due to COVID-19, but restaurateur Cary Moore has built a drive-up window to bring pancakes and bacon to the sheltered masses.

Signs of the Times with COVID-19

The other day I was sitting at my kitchen table working on my computer in my pajama pants, t-shirt and slippers, sipping on a cup of coffee. I hadn't shaved in a week. Self-quarantining isn’t so bad! 

VIDEO: Oregon reports 1 COVID-19 death, 98 new cases

COVID-19 has claimed one more life in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 12, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 8 a.m. today.

SNAP benefits authorized for Amazon and Walmart groceries

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) beneficiaries can now use their EBT cards to purchase groceries from online retailers Amazon and Walmart due to a rapid adoption after a pilot program and COVID-19.

Request for PPE donations met by countless good Samaritans

“The response has been remarkable,” said Taylor Gilmour, assistant vice president of Samaritan Foundations. “It is clear that we are surrounded by a caring community who wants to ensure the health and safety of health care professionals and patients and for that we are thankful.

Governor’s Joint Task Force for Health Care Systems Response to COVID-19

Oregon Health Authority held a webinar Thursday, March 26 outlining the Governor’s Joint Task Force for Health Care Systems response to COVID-19 action plan and addressed problems that could be presented by a COVID-19 surge.

Prescription pick up, delivery and mail options in Lincoln City

Pharmacies in Lincoln City are doing things differently due to COVID-19 and have implemented measures to keep people who need medications safe.

Sheriff offers security tips for telecommuters

As you're getting your work-at-home systems set up, here are some tips for protecting your devices and personal information.

Commissioner Hall gives Lincoln County COVID-19 update

Lincoln County Commissioner Claire Hall speaks about the Lincoln County resident who tested positive for COVID-19.

Emergency Management seeking PPE donations

Due to the nationwide shortage in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) supplies, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office – Emergency Management is coordinating PPE donations.

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Visitor & Convention Bureau Marketing Manager Ed Dreistadt – Photo By Newport News Times

I think the Lincoln City octopus logo really represents the City Council and City Administration.

The city has done everything it can to suck the life out of the free enterprise system and economic development in Lincoln City.

The tentacles are attached to the business community.

The city is in direct competition with other retailers in the glassblowing business by subsidizing one business with our tax money.

The city is in the real estate business and have taken millions of dollars off the tax rolls in properties they purchased and that are surplus.

The city is in the business of loaning out money through urban renewal district at 0% interest and taxpayers pay 4.4% interest on bonds the city sells (2017 series issue).

The city is in the land development business. Since June 2013, the city used budgeted funds to purchase “The Village of the Cascades”. It cost taxpayers an estimated five million for lost taxes, cost of maintenance, pump station, and paving. If the property was in private ownership it would already be in development and putting millions of dollars into the tax base, lowering your taxes.

The tentacles will be reaching out again for you to approve a $21 million bond issue. Don’t be fooled, at least you will get a chance to vote NO!

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