July 4th afternoon Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies, Newport Police Officers and Oregon State Police responded to a hit and run vehicle accident near the north end of the Yaquina Bay Bridge. Multiple 911 calls indicated a maroon Chevrolet pickup had struck several vehicles in the area injuring 2 juveniles and 1 adult. As the event unfolded bystanders observed the driver of the suspect vehicle flee from his Chevrolet pickup and dive into dense foliage nearby.
Deputy Akin and his K9 partner Bonni quickly pursued the suspect. K9 Bonni successfully tracked, located and apprehended Dylan Johnston, 26, of Toledo.
Johnston was transported to Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries sustained during the K9 apprehension.
Johnston was charged with two counts of Assault, Hit and Run, Assault on a Police Officer, Possession of a Concealed Weapon, and Drunk Driving. His bail was set at $330,000.
To Mayor, Councilors, Department Heads and to Newport Citizens…
A couple of quick updates for you. Overall, water production is keeping up with demand, with the Fish Processing Plants operating at a reduced level. Our demand for water is quite low compared to normal Fourth of July weekend. This, along with changes implemented at the water plant that allow a quicker turnaround time on cleaning filters, has helped improve production even with the plugging of the filters.
Industrial Water Users: We are lifting restrictions on a temporary basis for our industrial users. We are reserving the right to reduce water usage if we cannot keep up with demand. We greatly appreciate the cooperation that we have had from Pacific Seafood, Borstein’s and Rogue.
Portable Sand Filtration System: One unit arrived earlier today and the second unit should be here tonight. On Monday, crews will be connecting the mobile filters to the temporary water intake lines that have been installed with portable pumps on the lower dam. The connection locations were completed on Saturday so the treated water will enter the water treatment plant near the charcoal polishing filters. The treated water from the sand filters will go through the charcoal filters and be chlorinated as part of the treatment plant water production. The mobile filtration system should allow us to meet water demands while we sort out the reasons that we are having production issues due to the plugging of the filter membranes.
Water Conservation Measures: Water Conservation Measures will remain in effect until further notice. Once the mobile sand filters are in place, the City will consider suspending these measures. The Water Emergency Declaration remains in effect until July 20.
Filter Testing: We are expecting results from Pall Company’s lab on Tuesday to determine what is happening to these filters. We are waiting for these results before we make a decision to install the replacement filter modules that were received last week. It is important to understand what is plugging the filters before we can identify a solution to this problem.
Acting City Manager: The second week of my furlough is scheduled to start on Monday. City Recorder/Special Projects Coordinator Peggy Hawker will be Acting City Manager this coming week. Peggy will continue to update you on the water emergency which will remain in effect. I will be available to alter my furlough if the water emergency requires my direct involvement this coming week.
I appreciate the efforts of staff working through the holiday weekend to prepare for the connection of the mobile filters to the water plant. This effort should give us the ability to meet demand while we are addressing the plant’s membrane filters.
Spencer R. Nebel Newport City Manager 541-574-0601 email@example.com
“Animal Influence in the time of Covid” LCCC Members’ Show, July 10th –August 10th
Opening-with a live video tour of the gallery on Friday, July 10th at 5pm on LCCC’s Facebook page instead of an opening reception. Facebook@ lincolncityculture Gallery director, Krista Eddy and Executive Director, Niki Price will walk you through the new show live!!! Tune in to see the silliness.
The Lincoln City Cultural Center has a proud tradition of honoring its member artists with a show during the height of the summer season so that visitors from near and far can see some of the amazing “home cooked artwork” made by our talented local arts community. The Summer Members’ Show is composed of new artwork exclusively created by LCCC’s current members and it showcases a wide variety of art styles and mediums.
This year will be animal themed and because we are in the center of a pandemic, we are excited to see how animals have played a part in the Covid experience of our talented member artists. The interpretation of this theme is left up to each artist to decide in their own creative, inspirational way.
You too can become a member of the Lincoln City Cultural Center by way of our website- www. lincolncity-culturalcenter.org, or by filling out the short membership form found on the hallway shelves. Membership for a year is just $35 for individuals and $60 for a family. Membership also comes with benefits such as, $2 off tickets, complimentary tickets, quarterly members only newsletter and entry to the summer members’ show in the Chessman Gallery. The Cultural Center would not be here without it’s members…. Thank you to all that support the Lincoln City Cultural Center.
If you are a current member and want to participate in this show, here’s how: Open to all current members- 2 pieces of art each. Please tag or label all work with name, title and price. Deliver- On or before Tuesday, July 7th to the Lincoln City Cultural Center (hrs. 10 to 4 Thursday through Sunday) Masks and social distancing required in the building. Inventory form- Make sure to fill out an inventory form(found at LCCC) to submit with your work. Call Krista with any questions- cell 541 992 4292 The Chessman Gallery is inside the Lincoln City Cultural Center at 540 NE Hwy. 101 in Lincoln City. Lincoln City Cultural Center has new business hours: 10 to 4 Thursday through Sunday). Masks and social distancing required in the building.
For more information call 541-994-9994, head to lincolncity-culturalcenter.org, or become a friend on Facebook.
Oregon reports 301 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths
COVID-19 has claimed two more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 215, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.
Oregon Health Authority reported 301 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 10,230.
The new cases are in the following counties: Clackamas (25), Columbia (3), Crook (1), Deschutes (8), Douglas (4), Hood River (5), Jackson (3), Jefferson (1), Josephine (3), Lane (10), Malheur (15), Marion (38), Morrow (9), Multnomah (72), Sherman (1), Umatilla (41), Union (1), Wasco (3), Washington (51), Yamhill (7).
See thepress releasefor total cases, deaths, and negative tests by county.
Oregon’s 214th COVID-19 death is 96-year-old woman in Lincoln County who tested positive on June 30 and died on July 2, in her residence. She had underlying medical conditions.
Oregon’s 215th COVID-19 death is a 70-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on June 11 and died on July 3, at Salem Hospital. He had underlying medical conditions.
More information is known about Oregon’s 213th COVID-19 death. She is an 86-year-old woman in Lincoln County who tested positive on June 29 and died on July 1, at Samaritan Pacific Community Hospital. She had underlying medical conditions.