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Lincoln City’s FEMA disaster funded projects taking shape. Money on the way from the feds.

FEMA projects waiting to be done

Lincoln City Public Works Director Lila Bradley told her city council Monday night that they’re making good progress at fixing what mother nature broke during recent winter storms. She said they’ve already fixed a storm drain manhole and storm water pump problem off SE 35th and cleaned up a lot of debris around town. But there are two remaining projects yet to tackle; namely installing a new water line under Schooner Creek and restoring a piece of river bank off SE 51st Street which was eroded away during winter high water.

Bradly said the city will go ahead with the projects and then bill FEMA for their 75% share of the costs. The restoration of a water pipe crossing of Schooner Creek will involve boring a micro-tunnel under the creek so that a 24″ diameter pipe can crossover well underneath the creek bed. In the case of river erosion problems off SE 51st Street, Peterson said it’ll be a combination rip rap and other techniques to keep the river from chewing away at the creek bank at SE 50th and 51st Streets.

All in all, the restoration projects are running around $175,000 with FEMA picking up about three quarters of that amount. Bradley says she’s got design underway for the Schooner Creek crossing as well as the creek bank restoration. Once that’s in place, the city can bid the work out, get the work done and then get their 75% reimbursement from FEMA. Bradley says that’s just a few months away.

Obviously a bit more car than driver…

Cape Foulweather, Monday evening
Spinning tire marks going uphill
Front wheels sideways
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A driver with out of state plates put a little too much foot in it Monday night, which caused his twin turbo Pontiac GTO to roar up Foulweather so fast, he failed to make it around one curve, lost control and then careened off the west shoulder into a clump of trees.

Witnesses said that the driver was driving extremely fast. An OSP trooper found the driver sitting in the passenger seat claiming he was not hurt. About ten minutes later the call went out over the police radio that he had changed his mind, admitting that he was in pain. And so an ambulance responded to the scene.

We didn’t stick around to see what kind of ticket the fella got, but it’s a good bet it’ll be expensive. His shiny GTO looked to be a total loss.

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the Newport Library…..


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What do you get when you combine a Barbie head, Garfield body and the legs of assorted stuffed animals? A “Frankentoy”!

Join us at the Newport Public Library, July 19 from 3:45 – 5:30 pm, for a creative afternoon of assembling parts and pieces that can add up to some of the most wierd looking creatures on earth!! The library has all of the supplies necessary to design and make your own “Frankentoy”. Named after Dr. Frankenstein, this project is sure to entertain, awaken your inner-surgeon and produce a wide range of scarey things that go bump and boo in the night. Duct tape, hot glue, needle and thread, take your pick. You may need’em all.

As always, space is limited. Don’t hesitate to call or come by to sign up.

Our 2012 Teen Summer Reading Contest is now in full swing. Each week we hold raffle drawings for readers ages 12-18. It’s not too late to sign up, receive a glow in the dark prize, start reading and enter the raffle to win a variety of goodies; T-shirts, gift certificates, buckets of candy, movie tickets and more! Our theme this year is “Own The Night”. Not sure what to read? Ask one of our staff members to recommend a graphic novel, new fiction book or award winner. We’ve got something for everybody.

Hope to see you soon at our “Frankentoys” event.

Any questions please call Linda Annable in Youth Services at 574-5465.

Watch out for these summer youngin’s: They’re out runnin’ around!

South county resident and NLC.com reader Robyn Krohn looks to be well on her way to becoming a “Racoon Whisperer” since she seems to attract them quite naturally, getting them to pose in so many cute ways your heart can hardly keep up! Robyn reminds us that these young racooons don’t have all the wisdom they need about fast moving cars so when you’re out and around, keep an eye out and your foot near the brake pedal going down the highway.

Soooooooo cute!

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