Donations to Oregon Cultural Trust can help Lincoln County organizations
For more than two decades, the Oregon Cultural Trust has played an essential role in enriching cultural resources across our state by supporting more than 1,600 nonprofits. The Cultural Trust and its donors continue to weave a unique and awe-inspiring cultural tapestry, united by artistry, defined by stories and guided by wisdom.
Oregon Highways Closed and Traffic Slowed Due to Flooding and Landslides
• Heavy rains from a second atmospheric river have caused flooding in parts of Oregon, leading to road closures, landslides, and other issues, particularly along the Oregon Coast.
Winter Whale Watch Week returns to the Oregon Coast Dec. 27-31
DEPOE BAY, Ore. (KTVZ) -- Oregon State Parks will once again host Winter Whale Watch Week at 15 sites along the Oregon Coast Wednesday, Dec. 27 to Sunday, Dec. 31. Every year, thousands of gray whales migrate south through Oregon’s waters at the end of December, and state parks invites visitors to the coast to see their journey.
Philomath girls hit on all cylinders in hoops rout over Pendleton
Just 52 seconds into Thursday’s girls basketball game, visiting Pendleton had a pair of 3-pointers to its credit for an early 6-2 lead. Could it be a sign of things to come?. After all, Pendleton came into the contest after a drive from the other end of the state and possessed an element of the unknown. Were these Buckaroos the team that scored 81 in their season opener or the one version that stumbled to 28 in home loss?
Waters on the rise
Heavy rains from the predicted “Atmospheric River” have brought local waterways, lakes and estuaries to the point of overflow Tuesday. A quick drive around the area shows dramatic water level rise. Places like the Siletz river have turned to a torrent of brown as churning waters mix with mud as it heads to the Pacific ocean.
Finders Keepers 2024: The Schedule For Gorgeous Glass Floats On The Coast Just Dropped!
Lincoln City has recently unveiled its 2024 schedule for unique glass float events, promising the placement of over 3,000 exquisite glass orbs along its seven-mile stretch of beaches. This year includes a special arrangement for those with disabilities, offering them a chance to obtain a glass float without needing to search the beach.
Commercial Dungeness Crab Starts on Half of Oregon Coast
(Newport, Oregon) – After low meat yields delayed the commercial crabbing season on the Oregon coast, a little more than half of the region's waters are set to open on December 16. Originally expected to open December 1, the Dungeness crab fishery was delayed as a whole, and now the area from Cape Foulweather to the California border will get the green light. (Photo of crab fleet off Cannon Beach courtesy Tiffany Boothe / Seaside Aquarium)
Fort Hoskins projects among statewide grant recipients
The Oregon Heritage Commission has awarded $381,262 in grants to 33 organizations throughout the state, including two with local ties. Benton County was awarded $7,170 to complete projects related to Fort Hoskins, which is located about 12 miles northwest of Philomath. The money will be used to complete plans for a festival celebration, update interpretive signage and to repair the chimney at the Commander’s House.
Four days of rain swamps central Oregon coast — and there’s much more on the way
More than 10 inches of rain have fallen in parts of south Lincoln County since Friday, sending river levels soaring and leaving ponds and puddles nearly everywhere. The National Weather Service said the “atmospheric river” that drenched the area since Friday will continue through Wednesday. Forecasters expect three to five more inches of rain along the central Oregon coast and up to 7-8 more inches in the Coast Range through Wednesday evening.
newport, OR Residents: Your Future Dogs Best Friend Awaits!
Considering pet adoption? Or perhaps you just enjoy all things cute and cuddly? Numerous charming pets are ready for a loving home at animal shelters situated in and near newport.
Georgia-Pacific Hosts AFPA at Award-Winning Plant
I had the opportunity to host the American Forest & Paper Association at Georgia-Pacific Packaging & Cellulose’s Toledo, OR containerboard mill and Juno waste recovery facility. Juno technology was a 2022 recipient of AF&PA’s Better Practices, Better Planet 2030 Innovation in Sustainability award for its ability to significantly increase recovery rates. Paper fibers, plastics, and metals can be recycled and circulated back into the economy with this technology.
Judge denies Lincoln County DA’s request to stop commissioners from controlling her appointments
An outside judge has denied a request by Lincoln County district attorney Lanee Danforth for a preliminary injunction to prevent county commissioners from limiting the number of chief deputies she may appoint. Danforth filed the lawsuit in May in a dispute over the amount of control commissioners had over her...
Oregon High School Boys Basketball Schedule, Live Streams in Lincoln County Today - December 8
If your plans today include seeing the local high school basketball games in Lincoln County, Oregon, then there are some important details you need to know. Learn how to watch or stream today's high-school action in the piece below. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep...
Warrior boys post 50-point win over visiting Pendleton
After an 11-point loss in the season opener and a single-digit win in the followup, the Philomath High School boys basketball team could breathe a little easier in Thursday night’s 78-28 victory over Pendleton. Playing for the second time this week in the PHS gym, senior Preston Kramer scored...
Luxurious Lincoln City Home Sells for $1.1M
A stunning 3-story house near Lincoln City, Oregon recently sold for an impressive $1,100,000 on November 30th. Located at 2472 SW Dune Ave, Lincoln City, OR, 97367, this beautiful property offers a generous 2,344 square feet of living space and sits on a balanced lot size of 5,662 square feet.
Moda withdraws Medicare Advantage plan from Tillamook County
Moda Health alerted subscribers to its Medicare Advantage insurance plans in Tillamook and Lincoln Counties in October that Moda will not be offering any Medicare Advantage plan for the counties, starting next year, leaving Medicare participants without an advantage plan available. Moda’s Medicare Advantage plan currently offers participants health, drug, vision, dental and hearing coverage with premiums ranging from $39 to $89 monthly. Going forward residents of Tillamook and Lincoln Counties will not have access to a Medicare Advantage plan offering those services and will...
Viking Basketball; Viking Wrestling
The Siuslaw Viking will host Toledo this evening in basketball at Glen Butler Court. The action will begin at 6pm with the Viking Varsity Boys taking the court first. There will be a pregame at 5:45 on KCST. Toledo is a 2A school in the Valley Coast Conference. The Vikings will have 9 more preseason games before beginning the league season on January 3rd against Elmira.
Bus Routes Added on Oregon Coast, Valley-to-Coast Runs
(Newport, Oregon) – Bus and train connections between the valley and the central Oregon coast just got a little easier, as Lincoln County Transit (LCT) recently started Sunday service from Waldport to Yachats, Sunday service on its Blue Line and it has restored some routes in eastern Lincoln County. (Near Newport - Oregon Coast Beach Connection)
Overflow: Heavy rains trigger sewage spill
From December 5, 2023 at 2 p.m. to December 6, 2023 at 2 a.m., diluted sewage was released to Devils Lake at the Holmes Road Boat Ramp. The release was due to heavy rain fall over a long period of time. The estimated amount of overflow is 3,600 gallons. The Holmes Road sewer pump station and public works' crews worked continuously, however could not keep up with the non-stop heavy...
Philomath girls 1st, boys 2nd in swim opener
The Philomath High School boys and girls swim teams opened their season Wednesday with a home tri-meet against Taft and Crosshill Christian. The Warriors easily won the girls’ portion of the meet and the boys were edged out by Taft. Philomath junior Kyah Weeber had a perfect afternoon with...