Toledo: Two GP related semi’s collide outside the main gate. Fluids on the ground

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Jan 182017

GP truck crash on Butler Bridge Road.
Lincoln County Scan (Facebook) photo

The trucks are still locked in their accidental embrace. Confirmed that there were no injuries. Just a fair amount of twisted metal and some spilled vehicle fluids. No official word yet on who zigged when they should have zagged. Traffic is being routed through the GP parking lot because Butler Bridge Road is still blocked by the wreckage.

Toledo Police say two semi’s collided near the front gate of Georgia Pacific. Both trucks were said to be fully loaded. Toledo and Oregon State Police are on scene. Fluids from the crash are on the ground. No reports of injuries as of yet.

 Posted by at 2:06 PM

High speed chase ends with four flat tires and handcuffs

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Jan 182017

From Lincoln County Scan on Facebook

Kim Woods
LCJ photo

Suspicious male was seen going through mailboxes in Newport. Newport Police caught up to him and the pursuit began and headed east out the Bay Road toward Toledo.

A Lincoln County Sheriff Deputy deployed spike strips near Criteser loop. The fugitive managed to dodge them. But just around the corner Toledo Police were waiting for him with their own set of spikes. DOUBLE BULLSEYE! Got all four tires and off the road he went. Moments later he was in custody and enroute to the Lincoln County Jail.

Preliminary information is that the driver is Kim Woods out of Albany and that the car may not belong to him. Woods was arrested and booked into the Lincoln County Jail for Reckless Driving, Reckless Eluding Officers, and Mail Theft. His bail was set at $95.000.

 Posted by at 10:42 AM

Jobless rate in Oregon down .4% in December

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Jan 182017

Surfing for jobs with state employment department.

Oregon’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.6 percent in December, from 5.0 percent in November. The U.S. unemployment rate was 4.7 percent in December, down from 5.3 percent in December 2015. Oregon’s unemployment rate and its decline over the year are comparable with the U.S.

In December, non-farm payroll employment rose by 5,000, which was more than the average monthly gain of 4,400 experienced over the prior 12 months. This followed a strong November gain of 5,200 jobs, as revised. December gains were strongest in professional and business services (+1,200 jobs) and government (+1,100). Three other industries added close to 700 jobs: financial activities (+700); health care and social assistance (+700); and construction (+600). Only one major industry had a substantial monthly job loss, as transportation, warehousing and utilities cut 500 jobs.

Over-the-year growth in Oregon continued at a robust pace as payroll employment grew by 2.9 percent since December 2015, nearly double the U.S. growth rate of 1.5 percent. In Oregon, industries growing the fastest during 2016 were construction (+7,000 jobs, or 8.1%); other services (+3,000 jobs, or 4.8%); professional and business services (+10,600 jobs, or 4.5%); and health care and social assistance (+10,200 jobs, or 4.5%). No industry declined over the past 12 months, but manufacturing (+1,200 jobs, or 0.6%) and retail trade (+1,200 jobs, or 0.6%) each expanded by less than 1 percent.

 Posted by at 10:14 AM

C’mon in…the water’s fine….we think….

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Jan 182017

Soon to open Newport Aquatic Center – City wants opinions on water temperatures.

Don’t want it too hot or too cool…come join the discussion. See below!


The community is invited to tour Newport’s new Aquatic Center and participate in a discussion regarding the ideal temperatures for all three of the Center’s swimming pools. This event will be held on Tuesday, January 24, from 5:15 P.M. – 6:30 P.M. It will be facilitated by Sandy Blackman.

Participants will meet in small groups to discuss developing a survey for pool users; identify the ideal temperatures for all three pools; and identify a process to evaluate and/or make temperature changes in the future. The results of the small group discussions will be shared with all participants.

The tour of the new Aquatic Center will follow the discussion.

Questions should be directed to Jim Protiva, Parks and Recreation Director, at, or by telephone at 541.574.4855.

 Posted by at 9:34 AM

REMINDER: “Stronger Together” March is Saturday —

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Jan 182017

REMINDER: “Stronger Together” March is Saturday —

het Newport Community Drum Circle will be starting things off with a free program of multicultural traditional and indigenous rhythms on the front steps of Newport City Hall, from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. The Lincoln County Stronger Together March, sponsored by Central Oregon Coast NOW, the recently revived Diversity Committee of Lincoln County, PFLAG, and local Democrats, in conjunction with the National Women’s March on Washington, is scheduled to leave from City Hall at Noon.

The drummers will provide the beat as the marchers proceed through Newport to a 12:30 p.m. indoor rally with speakers and additional live music at the Hallmark Resort, on Elizabeth Street. Drum Circle leader Chandler Davis said “The drum circle has stood up for and represented diversity and community for nearly ten years in Lincoln County. We hope to help show that the vast majority of Lincoln County citizens join us and the sponsoring organizations in rejecting the bigotry and xenophobia that has been so much in evidence in America in recent months!”

Anyone wishing to participate in the drumming is asked to contact Davis directly, 541-272-4615. Information on the march is availale at

 Posted by at 9:21 AM