Our Sponsors

WEATHER IN LINCOLN COUNTY

 

audiology title=

barrelhead

 

prp

oceancreek

 

Coast Tree

Sema Roofing

wandr

occc

audiology title=

barrelhead

oceancreek

Coast Tree

Sema Roofing

wandr

occc

 

 

barrelhead

 

 

Coast Tree

Gradin’ and Pavin’ in Newport…

Road Construction/Paving Activity – SE Rio Vista Dr. November 30-December 4, 2020

Chris Janigo, PE, Acting City Engineer 541-574-3376

There will be road construction along SE Rio Vista Drive beginning Monday, November 30, through Friday, December 4, 2020, between 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

Please note that construction will impede access to SE Rio Vista Drive. Local residents should make sure their cars are not parked along the street.

Thank you for your cooperation and patience.

 

Covid-19 update…

Oregon reports 1,599 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 9 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed nine more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 905, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

As we hit this somber milestone of 900 deaths in Oregon, we want to express our deepest sympathies to all the families that have lost a loved one to this virus. We must honor them by redoubling our efforts to protect one another: Wear a mask, limit social gatherings, keep 6 feet between you and other people who don’t live in your home, and wash hands often.

Oregon Health Authority reported 1,599 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 74,120.

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (3), Benton (7), Clackamas (136), Clatsop (1), Columbia (18), Coos (4), Crook (9), Curry (2), Deschutes (78), Douglas (9), Hood River (5), Jackson (57), Jefferson (21), Josephine (14), Klamath (28), Lake (8), Lane (59), Lincoln (6), Linn (30), Malheur (20), Marion (126), Morrow (4), Multnomah (648), Polk (35), Tillamook (5), Umatilla (17), Union (3), Wasco (6), Washington (206), Yamhill (34).

Oregon’s 897th COVID-19 death is an 82-year-old woman in Jackson County who tested positive on Nov. 11 and died Nov. 24 at Ashland Community Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 898th COVID-19 death is a 69-year-old woman in Linn County who tested positive on Oct. 30 and died Nov. 26 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 899th COVID-19 death is a 72-year-old woman in Malheur County who tested positive on Nov. 19 and died Nov. 27 at St. Alphonsus, Nampa, Idaho. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 900th COVID-19 death is a 76-year-old woman in Malheur County who tested positive on Nov. 16 and died Nov. 28 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 901st COVID-19 death is an 82-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on Nov. 23 and died Nov. 28 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 902nd COVID-19 death is a 73-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 12 and died Nov. 24 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 903rd COVID-19 death is an 88-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 24 and died Nov. 26 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 904th COVID-19 death is an 88-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive on Nov. 25 and died Nov. 26 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 905th COVID-19 death is an 80-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive on Nov. 21 and died Nov. 25 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to rise

The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients across Oregon increased to 539, 10 more than yesterday.

There are 107 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, one more than yesterday.

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

County

Cases1

Total deaths2

Negative tests3

Baker

281

3

2893

Benton

791

7

22432

Clackamas

6160

77

92502

Clatsop

360

0

8187

Columbia

506

3

10331

Coos

425

3

11055

Crook

229

6

4013

Curry

135

2

2737

Deschutes

2368

15

47817

Douglas

930

18

18625

Gilliam

23

0

448

Grant

134

1

1541

Harney

99

1

1333

Hood River

401

1

6967

Jackson

3825

31

50099

Jefferson

834

11

7046

Josephine

537

4

17717

Klamath

872

4

13804

Lake

132

1

1422

Lane

4309

42

95440

Lincoln

622

15

11944

Linn

1424

23

24785

Malheur

2406

44

8198

Marion

9207

140

74652

Morrow

658

7

2536

Multnomah

17242

236

214309

Polk

1250

16

15288

Sherman

23

0

457

Tillamook

131

0

4236

Umatilla

4343

49

18104

Union

782

6

6194

Wallowa

71

3

1560

Wasco

530

19

7038

Washington

10347

101

136042

Wheeler

3

0

514

Yamhill

1729

16

26420

Total

74120

905

968686

1This includes cases confirmed by diagnostic testing and presumptive cases. Presumptive cases are those without a positive diagnostic test who present COVID-19-like symptoms and had close contact with a confirmed case. County of residence for cases may change as new information becomes available. If changes occur, we will update our counts accordingly.

2For additional details on individuals who have died from COVID-19 in Oregon, please refer to our press releases.

3This includes cases who test negative and are not epi-linked to a confirmed case.

Restoring the Sand Lake Watershed and new trails north of Pacific City

Hebo, OR:

The Forest Service is seeking public input on a proposal to restore parts of the Sand Lake watershed and develop new trails north of Pacific City, OR. Proposed by the Hebo Ranger District of the Siuslaw National Forest, the purpose of the Sand Lake Restoration Project is to restore forest, aquatic, and dunes habitats while expanding non-motorized recreational opportunities.

The draft environmental assessment, which describes the project proposal and includes analyses on potential environmental, cultural, and socioeconomic impacts of the proposed actions, is scheduled to be released for a 30-day public comment period on November 25th.

Based on conditions in the project area, the proposal includes, among other actions, noxious weed removal; planting of native species; thinning young, dense forest plantations in order accelerate the development of functional wildlife habitat, as well as provide commercial timber products; replacing undersized stream culverts with structures that fish are able to pass through; decommissioning old logging roads that are causing resource damage and are no longer needed; prescribed burning; and new trail construction.

“Thanks to feedback we received on an earlier version of this proposal, we have adjusted this draft to better address the concerns of our local communities,” said Bill Conroy, Hebo District Ranger. “I’m looking forward to receiving additional feedback on this proposal, which will help guide my final decision on the direction of this project. As always, input from the public is a critical part of this process.”

The complete draft Environmental Assessment, including project area maps, are available at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53176 under the analysis tab. Public comments will help inform the Hebo District Ranger’s final decision on the project proposal. Only those who submit timely, project-specific written comments during the public comment period will be eligible to file an objection to the final decision. Comments must be postmarked or delivered within 30 calendar days following publication of the legal notice in the Tillamook Headlight Herald newspaper. The legal notice is expected to be published on Wednesday, November 25, 2020; however, the actual publication date in the newspaper of record is the exclusive means for calculating the comment period.

Written comments can be sent to comments-pacificnorthwest-siuslaw-hebo@usda.gov or to William Conroy (District Ranger) c/o Hannah Smith, 31525 Hwy 22, Hebo, OR, 97122. Comments may also be faxed to 503-392-5143.

 

Covid-19 update…bring on those vaccines….

Covid-19 Virus

Oregon reports 1,669 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 11 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon Health Authority reported a record number of new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Oregon. Today’s 1,669 cases bring the state total to 72,506.

COVID-19 has claimed 11 more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 896, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (6), Benton (17), Clackamas (164), Clatsop (8), Columbia (11), Coos (3), Crook (2), Curry (4), Deschutes (64), Douglas (10), Gilliam (1), Harney (3), Hood River (2), Jackson (124), Jefferson (6), Josephine (13), Klamath (84), Lake (7), Lane (49), Lincoln (3), Linn (9), Malheur (8), Marion (70), Morrow (3), Multnomah (701), Polk (45), Tillamook (3), Umatilla (24), Union (8), Wasco (5), Washington (164), Yamhill (48).

Oregon’s 886th COVID-19 death is a 62-year-old woman in Douglas County who tested positive on Nov. 16 and died Nov. 27 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 887th COVID-19 death is a 96-year-old woman in Jackson County who tested positive on Nov. 9 and died Nov. 25 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. She did not have underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 888th COVID-19 death is a 62-year-old man in Lane County who tested positive on Oct. 31 and died Nov. 23 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center Riverbend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 889th COVID-19 death is a 78-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on Nov. 24 and died Nov. 25 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 890th COVID-19 death is a 90-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on Nov. 16 and died Nov. 26 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 891st COVID-19 death is an 89-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 21 and died Nov. 27 at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 892nd COVID-19 death is a 76-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 16 and died Nov. 24 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 893rd COVID-19 death is a 102-year-old woman in Union County who tested positive on Nov. 11 and died Nov. 26 at Grande Ronde Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 894th COVID-19 death is a 56-year-old man in Coos County who tested positive on Oct. 26 and died Nov. 26 at Oregon Health & Science University. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 895th COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old man in Deschutes County who tested positive on Nov. 19 and died Nov. 24 at St. Charles Medical Center – Bend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 896th COVID-19 death is a 79-year-old man in Jackson County who tested positive on Oct. 10 and died Nov. 26 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

…if you don’t wear a life jacket….

Crabber not wearing a life jacket died…

On Friday at approximately 2:20 P.M., emergency personnel responded to a capsized boat at the mouth of Netarts Bay.

Preliminary investigation revealed that two people, Srun Hong (53) and Lyda Hong (41) both of Fairview, were crabbing in a small inflatable boat with an electric motor when the boat capsized in heavy surf. 

Lyda Hong was recovered in the surf by a US Coast Guard helicopter crew.  She was wearing a life jacket and was transported to Tillamook Regional Medical Center.  She was treated and released. 

Srun Hong, who was not wearing a life jacket, has not been located and is presumed drowned.  

                                        They don’t call them LIFE-jackets for nothing.

Newport officials are developing substantial highway and roadway upgrades – and they want our opinions!

Yaquina Bay, Newport
Statman photo

Newport City Councilors and staff are in the process of making it easier for motorists to get into, around and through the city of Newport.  A major effort is being made to reconfigure traffic flow patterns so we can all get easier access to shopping, recreation and our evolving neighborhoods.

The city has just produced a video to give a glimpse of which directions we might want to take to make our city more navigable and efficient in getting around town.  Click here for the video.

Covid-19 Update

Oregon reports 826 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 3 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed three more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 885, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 826 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 bringing the state total to 70,832.

Note: The number of new cases reported today is lower than expected because several of the local health public departments that report daily numbers to OHA were off for the Thanksgiving holiday. OHA anticipates tomorrow’s daily case count will be unusually high.

Also: A technical reporting issue is impacting the number of negative test results reported today. The number of negative test results reported today are lower than usual due to the delay in reporting.

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (9), Clackamas (14), Columbia (13), Crook (6), Deschutes (90), Douglas (12), Gilliam (1), Grant (1), Harney (3), Hood River (1), Jackson (1), Jefferson (4), Josephine (2), Lane (64), Lincoln (4), Linn (27), Malheur (10), Marion (168), Morrow (8), Multnomah (14), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (45), Union (22), Wasco (7), Washington (297), Yamhill (1).

Oregon’s 883rd COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old woman in Union County who tested positive on Nov. 17 and died on Nov. 24 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 884th COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old woman in Linn County who tested positive on Oct. 29 and died on Nov. 20 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 885th COVID-19 death is a 78-year-old woman in Linn County who tested positive on Oct. 29 and died on Nov. 19 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to rise

The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients across Oregon increased to 521, 32 more than reported on Wednesday, Nov. 25.

There are 115 COVID-19 patients in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds, up two from Wednesday.

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Covid-19 becoming more vicious

Covid-19 Virus

Oregon reports 1,189 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 20 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed 20 more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 867, the Oregon Health Authority reported today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 1,189 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 bringing the state total to 68,503.

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (4), Benton (10), Clackamas (112), Clatsop (3), Columbia (11), Coos (12), Crook (8), Curry (8), Deschutes (75), Douglas (42), Grant (3), Harney (1), Hood River (3), Jackson (89), Jefferson (12), Josephine (28), Klamath (44), Lake (4), Lane (101), Lincoln (12), Linn (17), Malheur (14), Marion (105), Morrow (5), Multnomah (177), Polk (35), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (25), Union (26), Wasco (9), Washington (180), and Yamhill (12).

Oregon’s 848th COVID-19 death is a 96-year-old woman in Lane County who tested positive on Nov. 7 and died on Nov. 22 in her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 849th COVID-19 death is a 90-year-old man in Lane County who tested positive on Nov. 11 and died on Nov. 23 in his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 850th COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on Nov. 19 and died on Nov. 21 in his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 851st COVID-19 death is a 94-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 20 and died on Nov. 23. Place of death and underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 852nd COVID-19 death is a 78-year-old woman in Lane County who tested positive on Nov. 11 and died on Nov. 21 in her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 853rd COVID-19 death is a 90-year-old man in Lake County who tested positive on Nov. 17 and died on Nov. 21 at Lake District Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 854th COVID-19 death is a 97-year-old woman in Malheur County who tested positive on Nov. 9 and died on Nov. 11 at West Valley Medical Center in Caldwell, Idaho. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 855th COVID-19 death is a 66-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Oct. 1 and died on Nov. 23 in her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 856th COVID-19 death is a 73-year-old man in Malheur County who tested positive on Oct. 31 and died on Nov. 8 at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 857th COVID-19 death is a 92-year-old man in Wasco County who tested positive on Nov. 17 and died on Nov. 23 in his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 858th COVID-19 death is a 76-year-old man in Multnomah County who died on Nov. 21 at Providence Portland Medical Center. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death.

Oregon’s 859th COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 8 and died on Nov. 13 in his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 860th COVID-19 death is a 76-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Oct. 28 and died on Nov. 13 in his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 861st COVID-19 death is a 79-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Oct. 12 and died on Nov. 23 at Providence Portland Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 862nd COVID-19 death is a 47-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on Nov. 17 and died on Nov. 22 in his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 863rd COVID-19 death is a 64-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on Nov. 18 and died on Nov. 23 at Portland VA Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 864th COVID-19 death is a 95-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on Nov. 16 and died on Nov. 24 in his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 865th COVID-19 death is a 27-year-old man in Lincoln County who tested positive on Nov. 17 and died on Nov. 18 in his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 866th COVID-19 death is a 90-year-old woman in Malheur County who died on Nov. 13 in her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 867th COVID-19 death is a 98-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 4 and died on Nov. 15 in her residence. She had underlying conditions.


COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to rise

The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients across Oregon increased to 489, 15 more than yesterday.

There are 113 COVID-19 patients in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds, no change from yesterday.

Next year the commemoration of Pearl Harbor Day will resume at Don and Ann Davis Park

Pearl Harbor Attack
Dec. 7, 1941
Archive photo

Every year since 1991, Lincoln County residents have gathered at Don and Ann Davis Park to honor those lost during the bombing of Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. Sadly, this year, due to the pandemic, the physical gathering will not take place. We hope to pay special tribute next year on the 80th anniversary of the attack.

1991 was the 50th year since the day President Roosevelt declared would “live in infamy”. Peggy and Frank Woods, long-time Newport residents, wanted to make sure the day did not pass unrecognized. Peggy’s dad was a Pearl Harbor survivor. So, the Woods arranged the first local, annual remembrance. Originally, the many County residents who were also Pearl Harbor survivors were honored, as were other survivors whose families were Lincoln County residents. There are no longer any living Pearl Harbor survivors in Lincoln County, but that has not stopped the original group from meeting every year to honor those who were lost but also those who survived the devastating attack on the US Naval Fleet.

On December 7, 1941, at 7:55am Honolulu time, the Japanese launched an air strike on US Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The strike lasted one hour and fifteen minutes resulting in the deaths of over 2400 US military personnel and civilians. The attack destroyed or damaged 19 Navy ships, including eight battleships. On December 8, the US declared war against Japan and entered WWII.

This year, on Monday, December 7, we ask that you pause, give thanks for all that you have, and for those who sacrificed so much for us.

Mini Masterpiece Holiday Card Contest for Youth

The Oregon Coast Children’s Theatre & Center for the Arts announces their 12th Annual Holiday Craft Card Project.  Because of Covid Restrictions no in person workshops will be offered this year.  Art Students can pick up Free Holiday Craft Kits at 2 locations. Saturday December 5th in Tillamook at the Fairview Grange Parking Lot at 5520 3rd St. & Fairview from 1-4p.m. On Saturday December 12th free pickup will be done at the Olalla Center Parking Lot 321 S.E. 3rd St.up from Main Street in Downtown Toledo in Lincoln County also from 1-4p.m. 
If students can’t come pick up kits please call Mr. Adrian, Artistic Director & a secondary means of dispersal might be available. Thanks to Foundation support 100 family art kits will be given out in both Central Oregon Coast Counties.  Packs will include art supplies, blank art cards, stickers, and other holiday supplies. Students have until January 15th to submit their finished original art work representing any Holiday from Christmas, New Years, even Birthdays. 
Art work can be done on one of the art cards, or just a blank piece of paper no bigger than 5×7 inches.  Send finished art work via e-mail to- (occt.youthartprograms@gmail.com) or by smart phone to Mr. Adrian at 503-801-0603. Parents are encouraged to contact theatre/art center directors before pickup and let us know how many children are in the household and the families name, and the time you would like to pick up your free packet.
There are limited supplies available but any one can enter the contest. Prizes will be mailed out in January to enter send & include the name,age, and school, of the student, or if they are home schooled. Each entry will have an entry # assigned and then 15 prizes will be randomly drawn.  Contest open to youth 5-18 years of age in Tillamook and Lincoln County.
OCCT/OCCCA is currently in their 30th year and has directors in both Lincoln & Tillamook County in normal years they tour all over Oregon but do the majority of their programs on the Central Oregon Coast- promoting the “fine and performing arts for the children of Oregon.”  For further info, or to support our work- please contact Directors by phone or e-mail. & Happy Holidays, keep alive the arts for our children.  
Attached Sample – Sample Art Card was made using stamps, stickers, cut paper and painted designs.  Contest inspires students to do original design, graphic arts, paper arts, and assembly arts. 
Thank you for spreading the word about these upcoming events, please include us on your holiday calendars for events.
Any questions, please contact Mr. Lawrence Adrian, Artistic Director/CEO.  503-801-0603
martek martek barrelhead martek Coast Tree SquareSpace Dolphin Square Square Space barrelhead oceancreek Sema Roofing wandr occc audiology title= barrelhead oceancreek Sema Roofing wandr occc

Our Sponsors