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Oregon FBI goes virtual with ‘Teen Series’

Portland's FBI field office has launched an online learning experience for students designed to let them explore the world of law enforcement.

Lincoln City Police officers arrest identity theft suspects

Lincoln City Police Officer Hayden Tolzman responded to a report of possible identity theft by a male and female at the Shearwater Inn, Sunday, July 5, that led to a foot chase, taser deployment and a stolen gun.

Most restaurants and bars in Oregon following COVID-19 requirements

Oregon Liquor Control Commission inspectors swept across Oregon over the Fourth of July weekend and checked 800 businesses for compliance with social distancing requirements issued by Governor Kate Brown.

Biplane soars through space and time

In the skies over Depoe Bay and Lincoln City, a modern-day barnstormer in an open-cockpit biplane is giving passengers a journey through space and time seldom found at the soulless tarmacs of modern airports.

DA says Clark County Seven did not commit bias crime

Seven Clark County men were recently arrested in Lincoln City for illegal fireworks, yelling racial slurs and using Nazi salutes to harass a black family on Independence Day, prompting the Lincoln County District Attorney to issue a statement about the incident.

Father and son dispute leads to attempted murder charges

Oregon State Police say a son used his truck as a weapon against his father after an altercation while driving on Independence Day, nine miles east of Waldport.

K9 Bonni captures hit and run suspect in Newport

Lincoln County Sheriff K9 Bonni and her handler, Deputy Zach Akin, located and apprehended a man alleged to be the perpetrator of a hit and run on Yaquina Bay Bridge Saturday, July 4.

‘Lil Wes’ is back in Lincoln City and has put cancer in remission

Wesley Allen Michael Culver said he went into shock when he got the news that he had cancer on December 12, 2019 at just 14-years-old.

UPDATED: Seven Clark County men arrested for harassment in Lincoln City

Seven Clark County, Wash. men were arrested on Independence Day by Lincoln City Police for harassing a black family, launching illegal fireworks and causing a disturbance on the beach in front of Inn at Spanish Head. 

Lincoln County reports fourth local COVID-19 death

A 96-year-old woman is Lincoln County’s fourth reported local COVID-19 related death. She died July 2 at her residence and had underlying medical conditions.

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Lincoln City, Newport, and Depoe Bay are ghost towns. How did this happen? Is it too early to tell? Where are all the people? I have many questions just like you and maybe a few answers.

Eclipse Traffic Update Lincoln City – Sunday

I spent some time hanging out on the street corner to get the scoop. Where are all the people? Somebody somewhere allegedly said it has rained here for the last three days? Predicted clouds? What gives?

Posted by Lincoln City Homepage on Sunday, August 20, 2017

State of Emergency

The Lincoln County State of Emergency probably hasn’t helped. Was it really necessary?  Commissioner Bill Hall posted this on Facebook:

“We have declared a State of Emergency in Lincoln County, beginning tomorrow and continuing through Monday. This is a precautionary move–much like east coast communities that do this in advance of a forecasted hurricane. In case local resources are overwhelmed for any reason, we can immediately request state help, instead of having to call a special meeting. All three of us will be at the Courthouse or close by throughout the weekend, but every second might count. Also, the Depoe Bay Fire Department has taken advantage of the governor’s offer of National Guard Help. A dozen guard soldiers and 2-3 Humvees are on their way to the coast.”

That may have scared some locals and tourists alike but its okay because they called it a “Precautionary Move.”

Clouds

The weather websites are divided about whether it’ll be sunny and clear or partly cloudy. From my understanding we want the easterly winds tomorrow not northern winds. Easterly winds will blow any clouds away. Northern winds are not strong enough to blow the clouds away and they could stick around. So everybody think positive and “Easterly” okay?

The latest forecast is for mostly sunny skies at 10:00 AM.

Chances

Places like Madras, OR have an 89% chance to have an unobstructed view of the eclipse but that’s based on historical data so why would we believe that? The chance for the Oregon Coast is around 50%. This means I could be a weatherman and so could you!

That’s all we know but rays of hope like Depoe Bay Mayor Barbara Leff have came out saying its going to be great and you can enjoy the frolicking whales while you watch the eclipse. 

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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2 COMMENTS

  1. what I cannot figure out is what crisis would have happened out here that people couldn’t just get in their cars and….drive away?

    The one in 5,000 year earth quake? That would be about it.

    Stupid local government peeps screwed over local businesses and wasted the cities’ and county’s money on over hyped worst case fears and then wonder why people didn’t show.

    My wife found an article in which a city councilman in Depoe Bay was blaming someone on the internet for spreading rumors about the weather forecast. Um….are people stupid enough to just believe some blog rather than going to the weather channel?

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UPDATED: Seven Clark County men arrested for harassment in Lincoln City

Seven Clark County, Wash. men were arrested on Independence Day by Lincoln City Police for harassing a black family, launching illegal fireworks and causing a disturbance on the beach in front of Inn at Spanish Head. 

Father and son dispute leads to attempted murder charges

Oregon State Police say a son used his truck as a weapon against his father after an altercation while driving on Independence Day, nine miles east of Waldport.

Lincoln City Police officers arrest identity theft suspects

Lincoln City Police Officer Hayden Tolzman responded to a report of possible identity theft by a male and female at the Shearwater Inn, Sunday, July 5, that led to a foot chase, taser deployment and a stolen gun.

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Oregon Liquor Control Commission inspectors swept across Oregon over the Fourth of July weekend and checked 800 businesses for compliance with social distancing requirements issued by Governor Kate Brown.

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In the skies over Depoe Bay and Lincoln City, a modern-day barnstormer in an open-cockpit biplane is giving passengers a journey through space and time seldom found at the soulless tarmacs of modern airports.

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