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Triple Fatal, Hwy. 101, Lincoln Co., Aug. 17

On Monday August 15, 2022, at about 10:40 AM, Oregon State Police (OSP) Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle crash on US 101 near milepost 122. Preliminary investigation revealed that a southbound Chevrolet S-10 Blazer operated by, Matthew Phillips, age (31), of Otis, crossed the center line of the highway and struck a northbound Freightliner Dump Truck operated by, Claude Segerson, age (69), of Otis. The Chevrolet S-10 Blazer came to rest in the northbound lane and the Freightliner Dump Truck left the roadway and went down an embankment. Phillips and his passenger, Christopher Padilla, age (30), of Otis, as well as Segerson were all pronounced deceased at the scene by emergency personnel. US 101 was closed for about six (6) hours. OSP was assisted by ODOT, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Newport Police Department, Lincoln City Police Department, North Lincoln Fire and OSP/LCSO Chaplains.

Local firefighters knock down sizable wildfire

With conditions just right on Wednesday for a wildfire to break out, eight Benton County fire agencies were dispatched to an area east of Blodgett to knock down a blaze that had ignited in grass and brush. Capt. Rich Saalsaa of Philomath Fire & Rescue said the Oregon Department of...

Worker reportedly suffers serious injuries in logging accident

A male logger in his 50s suffered serious injuries Wednesday morning west of Philomath after he was struck in the head by a falling limb in an area 2-1/2 miles off Woods Creek Road, Philomath Fire & Rescue reported. Capt. Rich Saalsaa, public information officer, said Philomath Fire & Rescue...

Missing Eugene man found deceased in Willamette River

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- The remains of a person missing from Eugene were retrieved from the Willamette River on Wednesday morning, the Benton County Sheriff’s Office said. According to the BCSO, a woman was canoeing in the Willamette River on the morning of August 17 when she saw a body on a small island about a mile north of McCartney Park near Harrisburg. Deputies were able to respond to the scene and retrieve the body at about 11 a.m. that same day. Deputies say their investigation identified the remains as being those of Justin Grossman, 36.

The cutest church you ever SAW

It has been a long battle to keep the legacy alive. The Little Log Church Museum has been a cornerstone in the Yachats community since 1930, but a deteriorating structure has brought decisions about the future of this historic building to a standstill. However, three determined members of this community...

Lincoln County Planning Commission Seeks New Members

The Planning Commission plays a key role in the administration of land use planning within the unincorporated areas of Lincoln County. The primary duties of the Commission are to conduct public hearings and help make decisions on local land use applications and permits. The Commission also reviews and makes recommendations on amendments to the comprehensive plan and land use regulations.

Organizations team up to give away $10,000 in gift cards at Aug. 28 farmers’ market

It’s On Us, a volunteer project of the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition Food Action Team, and Philomath Farmers’ Market announced this week a collaboration to give away $10,000 to people in Philomath to use at the farmers’ market and other locally-owned food businesses. IOU and the Philomath Farmers’...

Harbor Village RV Mobile Home Park transfering into the hands of those who live there….

Harbor Village Cooperative receives $8 million from Oregon Housing Stability Council to stabilize space rents. The Housing Stability Council of the state of Oregon’s Housing and Community Services approved $8.04 million of funding to the Harbor Village RV and Mobile Home Park for infrastructure repair and other costs at its August 5, 2022 meeting. The Harbor Village RV and Mobile Home Park consists of 201 mobile home and RV spaces located at 923 SE Bay Blvd in Newport with an estimate of over 300 residents, the largest cooperatively owned mobile home park in Oregon and Washington. The cooperative also received a $2 million Congressionally designated grant in April 2022.

Pickup, dump truck collide on BLM road in Marys Peak vicinity

The drivers of a pickup and dump truck that collided Friday on a Bureau of Land Management road on Marys Peak were uninjured but a passenger may have suffered a broken wrist, according to a report filed by the Benton County Sheriff’s Office. The incident occured on the afternoon...

Time for some shelf-care

It’s a growth area in Oregon, evolving from a cottage industry to a thriving commercial and retail enterprise. Cannabis has been used for medical, recreational and entheogenic purposes for centuries. Cultivation of the cannabis plant produces hemp, oil and tetrahydrocannabinol, the active herb ingredient in marijuana. The Yachats Cannabis...

3 Great Seafood Restaurants in Oregon

If you happen to live in Oregon or travel to Oregon often and you love going out with your friends and family members, then this article is for you because I have put together a list of three amazing seafood places that you should absolutely visit if you appreciate good food. All of them are known for using only high-quality and fresh ingredients and have excellent online reviews, so make sure to check them out.

Fair Board Seeking New Members

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners is seeking applications from citizens interested in serving on the Lincoln County Fair Board. The County and Fair Board recently approved an updated memorandum of agreement (MOU) between the two parties. One provision of the agreement calls for the commissioners to appoint a Fair Board of up to five members. The current three- member board, which has served since 2009, will rotate off the board in the coming months.

“Tea & Talk” with Sue Friesz

Sue Friesz describes herself as a Pacific Northwest artist who invents her own visual language from observations of nature. Her contemporary, interdisciplinary work in painting, drawing, sculpture, and assemblage reveal her interest in the aesthetics and structure of trees and plants as well as in the built world. She is inspired by many sources, from her formative years in the Midwest enjoying the outdoors to her time experiencing other places and cultures while living in Paraguay, Brazil, and Egypt.