Lincoln County, OR

Albany, ORNewport News-Times

Gaynell L McKuhn

Gaynell L McKuhn, 79, (Lou) passed away peacfully May 21, 2021 in Albany, Oregon. Lou is survived by her loving husband of (56) glorious years of marriage, her five children, Vance Morris (Nancy) Sheena Watkins, (Larry) Jim D. Morris, Frank McKuhn, Dave Mckuhn (Dawn) Foster, son Charles Murrah; 22 incredible Grandchildren; 23 fabulous Great grandchildren; 1 Great Great grandchild; numerous nieces and nephew’s, and many foster children. Lou’s siblings are Jeannie Beets (Don) ,Juanita Mowry (Joe), Patty (Leonard) Bill Cox, Bonnie McClure (David), DeaDea Crae (Jon), Paula (Bill), and Bill Spratt.
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Newport, ORNewport News-Times

Commissioners declare ‘drought watch’

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners on Monday declared the county’s first ever “drought watch.”. County Counsel Wayne Belmont told commissioners during their regular virtual meeting the recommendation grew out of an informal drought working group organized by Commissioner Kaety Jacobson. He said the most recent meeting of the group...
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Lincoln City, ORThe News Guard

Police Blotter: June 22

The police blotter relates the public record of incidents as reported by the Lincoln City Police. Information printed is preliminary and subject to change. See the full week’s police blotter at Friday June 11. 9:57A.M. DOA, 2194 NE Reef. ME, DA, released the body. Pacific View responded, report taken.
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Lincoln County, ORNewport News-Times

Arrest results in stolen vehicle, DUII charges

NEWPORT — An Albany man on Monday morning remained in the custody of the Lincoln County Jail on $100,000 bond following his arraignment last week on eight misdemeanor and two felony charges before Judge Amanda Benjamin in Lincoln County Circuit Court. Following his June 15 arrest just beyond the Toledo...
Lincoln County, ORThe News Guard

St. Peter the Fisherman to hold post-pandemic rummage sale

We are back! After a year off for the Pandemic the Spectacular Rummage Sale is back. This sale has been an annual event for more than 35 years. As always, all of the proceeds from the sale are sent to our mission projects. Including locally, My Sister’s Place, North Lincoln Hospice, Lincoln County Food Pantry, Backpack Program, Neighbors for Kids. We support Bethesda Group Homes, Lutheran World Relief and more.
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And “the spray goes on…” and it’s quite legal

Some years back a group of rural residents in Lincoln County rose up and sued the state in an effort to force the state to halt pesticide and herbicide spraying by timber companies – especially spraying so close to rural residential areas. The disagreement wound up in the state courts.
Lincoln County, ORThe News Guard

Commissioners expect to declare drought

Though there was rain prior to the June 14 meeting of the Lincoln County Commissioners, Commissioner Kaety Jacobson reported the situation is not looking good this year for Lincoln County. Jacobson provided a report on a meeting earlier that day of what she called “an ad hoc drought group” she...
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Letter to the Editor:

Without a doubt, thousands of people will be flocking to the coast to escape the high temperatures inland this weekend, over the 4th of July and thereafter. We are now under a “drought watch”, fire danger is high and what we don’t need are thousands of people coming into our area, using our resources, setting off fireworks, etc.
Lincoln City, ORLincoln City Homepage

911 outage sends emergency alerts to mobile phones

At 10:32 a.m. Monday, a public safety alert was sent out to mobile phones stating 911 services were not available in the Lincoln City area. Phones emitted an emergency tone directing users attention to look at screens. The emergency alert said to call 541-336-5555 if 911 does not work. Lincoln...
Toledo, ORNewport News-Times

Toledo debates urban renewal

TOLEDO — The Toledo City Council got heated during its regular meeting on Wednesday, June 16, as council members debated whether or not to spend $5.5 million on a new public safety building to house the Toledo Police Department and touched on other ways to spend $19 million in urban renewal funds generated over the next few years.

Central Oregon Coast Attraction Reopens: Newport's Maritime Museum

(Newport, Oregon) – The Lincoln County Historical Society (LCHS) in Newport is reopening the Pacific Marine Heritage Center to the public on July 1. The famed central Oregon coast attraction will be open Thursday through Sunday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Parking is located next to the museum entrance, at 333 SE Bay Blvd. Masks are currently required.

Toledo, Seal Rock and Newport – Teaming up together to get through low water months…

No doubt about it, we’re watching coastal water supplies fall as we head in to summer. Forecast water conditions on the Siletz River are expected to remain low affecting the source water that Newport, Toledo and the Seal Rock Communities rely on. Low stream flows are likely to have significant impacts on farm, forest, recreation, drinking water, and natural resources sectors, which are dependent on adequate precipitation and stream flow in Lincoln County.
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OCCC to fill its beakers, thanks to Siletz fund

For colleges and universities of any size, raising funds to place modern, cutting-edge equipment inside science and chemistry laboratories can be, well, laborious. Thus, when Oregon Coast Community College faculty Matthew Fisher set out to provide students with those cutting-edge opportunities, he knew he’d need help raising the necessary funds.

Pacific Maritime Heritage Center re-debuts July 1st on Newport’s Bayfront

Lincoln County Historical Society’s bayfront facility opens to the public with new pedestrian access improvements on July 1, 2021. LCHS will be reopening the PMHC to the public starting July 1, 2021. The facility located at 333 SE Bay Blvd will be open Thursday through Sunday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Parking is located next to the museum entrance. Masks are currently required.
Lincoln County, ORThe News Guard

County Counsel Wayne Belmont to retire

Lincoln County Counsel Wayne Belmont, who has also performed the duties of county administrator during his tenure with the county, will be stepping down from his position next month. In anticipation, the county’s board of commissioners considered a County Administrator Ordinance at their regular meeting Monday, June 7. Assistant County...
Lincoln County, ORThe News Guard

NWS Issues Extreme Heat Advisory for Lincoln County

..UNPRECEDENTED HEAT EXPECTED THIS WEEKEND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK... .Strong high pressure over the Pacific Northwest will bring a stretch of unseasonably hot weather to much of southwest Washington and northwest Oregon. Temperatures will already be in the low to mid 90s beginning Friday, but increase further to dangerous levels Saturday through Monday.
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Keep your eyes on your fireworks – It’s dry, dry, dry…

Everybody should be on their best behavior heading into the 4th of July festivities which start in a little over a week. Fireworks are especially dangerous this year due to the deep drought we’ve been enduring over the last couple of months. Walport has announced that City Hall will be...
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Phone outage in Lincoln County

Phone service in various areas of Lincoln County was interrupted earlier this morning. So far Newport and Toledo are back up and running. Lincoln City is currently without phone service. If there’s an emergency, you can call Toledo Police dispatch at 541-336-5555. Repair crews are working on the fix. They...