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Birds and the history of “their home”…

Rock’n and Rollin’ with the tide…
Steve Griffiths photo

You can see the way the last major earthquake in 1700 shoved the ocean floor up at an angle.  It’s part uplifting as well as subsidence of the sea bed right off shore.  Mother Nature sure hates to be bored.  In fact another subduction zone earthquake is due anytime.   They tend to occur every 250 to 350 years.  The last Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake was in January 1700.  Do the math.   Those living on the coast should always have stocks of food, drinking water, lanterns and a portable, battery operated radio to keep in touch with the outside world.  A CB radio with a hand-crank wouldn’t be a bad idea either.

 

 

 

Lincoln County Authorities Seek Murder Suspect – Body Found on Government Hill Road

Update- Siletz Homicide Investigation- February 24th:

Investigators have interviewed several witnesses and gathered additional evidence related to the events surrounding the shooting death of Richard A. Mann. Law enforcement would like to interview 23-year-old Donovan Eugene Carey-Bennett as a witness to the incident. Anyone who is in contact with Carey-Bennett or has information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Abby Dorsey at 541-265-0777.

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Prior Releases:

Richard A. Mann was found deceased on the morning of February 20th, 2021 near Government Hill Rd in Siletz. The Medical Examiner determined his death was caused by gunfire.

On February 23rd, investigators from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Oregon State Police, Lincoln City Police Department, and Newport Police Department executed search warrants on two residences in the 500 block of Tolowa Court in Siletz. A vehicle and evidence were seized as a result of the search warrants.

On February 20th, at approximately 6:15 am, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch received a call reporting an unconscious male laying alongside the road near Government Hill Road in Siletz, Oregon.

Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene and located Richard Allen Mann, 36, of Logsden, deceased. Evidence at the scene suggested foul play. The Lincoln County Major crime team was activated, and the investigation is ongoing.

The Sheriff’s Office is being assisted by the Oregon State Police Criminal Investigation Unit (CID), Oregon State Police Forensics, Toledo Police, Newport Police, Lincoln City Police and the Lincoln County District Attorney’s Office.

Newport: Possible house fire south of 6225 Highway 101

2:35pm  Report of a possible house fire just south of 6225 North Coast Highway.  One caller to 9-1-1 indicated it’s a big backyard burn…and there’s a lot of smoke rising in the air.

2:42pm  Firefighters arriving on scene report it’s a rather large illegal back yard burn.

Wildfire Disaster Relief…

Fire out of control last summer…

Dear Colleagues,

As you no doubt are aware, the needs of those impacted by the wildfires persist.  To increase accessibility to legal services Legal Aid has launched a Wildfire Disaster Relief Hotline: 844-944-2428. Hotline hours: Monday through Thursday (9am to 4pm) and Friday (9am to 11:30am).

Because wildfires impacted a number of counties besides Lincoln, Legal Aid is addressing these issues on a statewide basis.  IF AN ISSUE IS WILDFIRE-RELATED, Legal Aid will consider cases that we usually do not handle.  Wildfire-related legal issues that people may have could include (but wouldn’t necessarily be limited to):

  • Appeals of FEMA denials
  • Housing (owners and renters of manufactured homes; landlord/tenant issues)
  • Consumer fraud
  • Document replacement
  • Debt issues (for example, debt that may need to be resolved before other remedies are available for wildfire victims/survivors)
  • Tax
  • Insurance
  • Wills
  • Power of Attorney
If your low-income clients and constituents face any of these wildfire-related issues, please have them call the Wildfire Disaster Relief Hotline at 844-944-2428.

Police Chase on NE 17th

10:35am Newport Police are in pursuit of a suspected thief behind a grocery store and San Bay O apartments off north 101.  Suspect was suspected of menacing with intent to harm a woman.  Police in pursuit.  Suspect is 5-7, about 125 pounds, wearing a black hoody, wearing sweatpants.  Last spotted on NE17th.

Officers are checking out nearby apartments.

10:55 Suspect spotted near Big Creek State Park.

A delay in getting 2nd dose of Covid vaccine is okay. 1st dose will get you to the 2nd dose…

Covid-19 Virus
Delay in 2nd dose is okay per CDC…

Second Dose of COVID-19 Vaccination Can Be Delayed

(Corvallis, Oregon – February 22, 2021) – The winter weather that hit the southern United States has caused delays in shipping COVID-19 vaccines to Oregon and other regions.

This forced Samaritan Health Services and its partners in Linn and Lincoln counties to reschedule vaccination clinics this past week for patients who were scheduled to receive their second dose. However, those who receive their second dose late will still develop full immunity after the second dose.

“The recommended timeline in between the two doses is the minimum amount of time recommended,” said Adam Brady, MD, infectious disease specialist and chair of Samaritan’s Coronavirus Task Force. “Once you do receive the second dose, it will provide the same protection as if you had received it at the recommended timing, just a bit later”

Research has indicated that the first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine is about 50% effective in preventing illness with a COVID infection. The booster dose takes that effectiveness up to 95%. The recommended timing between Pfizer doses is 21 days, and 28 for Moderna.  “The first dose works with the immune system to develop a response against the novel coronavirus, and the booster dose further strengthens the immune system’s response to ensure 95% effectiveness,” Dr. Brady said.

Patients who had appointments for their vaccines this past week have been rescheduled for the next week. More shipments of both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are slated to arrive in Oregon for these patients and future clinics.

Information on mass vaccination clinics in Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties can be found at samhealth.org/GetTheVaccine as the information becomes available. This includes appointment-scheduling information for all three counties.

Individuals who have difficulty scheduling online can call 855-441-2311 to schedule or be added to a county wait-list. This line will be answered when appointments are available or individuals can be added to the waitlist; at times, the line will include a message asking you to call back the following week as outbound calls are made to those on the waitlist to help them schedule their appointments.

 

Traffic Crash at Highway 101 and 229 (Siletz Highway)

5:30pm  Report of a nasty crash at Highway 101 North and Highway 229 (Siletz Highway).  North Lincoln Fire and Depoe Bay Fire personnel are headed to the scene.  Crash is said to be on the Highway 101 bridge.

5:38pm  Arriving units say it’s a high speed rear-end crash, but it doesn’t appear that anyone was seriously injured.

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February 21, 2021

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Oregon reports 111 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 1 new death

There is one new COVID-19 related death in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,155 the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 111 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 152,818.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 21,202 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 17,894 doses were administered on Feb. 20 and 3,308 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Feb. 20.

Cumulative daily totals can take several days to finalize because providers have 72 hours to report doses administered and technical challenges have caused many providers to lag in their reporting. OHA has been providing technical support to vaccination sites to improve the timeliness of their data entry into the state’s ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS).

Oregon has now administered a cumulative total of 802,404 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. To date, 924,575 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

These data are preliminary and subject to change. OHA’s dashboards provide regularly updated vaccination data, and Oregon’s dashboard has been updated today.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (3), Clackamas (4), Columbia (9), Coos (9), Curry (3),  Deschutes (11), Douglas (21), Jackson (2), Jefferson (3), Josephine (1), Klamath (1), Lake (1), Lane (13), Lincoln (1), Linn (1), Marion (11), Multnomah (8), Polk (4), Umatilla (1), Washington (3), Yamhill (1).

Oregon’s 2155th COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive on Feb. 16 and died on Feb. 20 at Kaiser Westside Medical Center Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 166, which is three more than yesterday. There are 44 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is seven fewer than yesterday.

The total number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between report times. The numbers do not reflect admissions per day, nor the length of hospital stay. Staffing limitations are not captured in this data and may further limit bed capacity.

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

See the news release for total cases, deaths and negative tests by county.

Virus update around Oregon

Covid-19 Virus

Oregon Health Authority reported 111 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 152,818.

Note: Due to a server error, a large number of electronic lab results (ELR) were not processed yesterday. As a result, today’s case and ELR totals are lower than usual and the total for tomorrow is expected to be higher than usual. The backlog of ELRs is currently being processed.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 21,202 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 17,894 doses were administered on Feb. 20 and 3,308 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Feb. 20.

Cumulative daily totals can take several days to finalize because providers have 72 hours to report doses administered and technical challenges have caused many providers to lag in their reporting. OHA has been providing technical support to vaccination sites to improve the timeliness of their data entry into the state’s ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS).

Oregon has now administered a cumulative total of 802,404 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. To date, 924,575 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

These data are preliminary and subject to change. OHA’s dashboards provide regularly updated vaccination data, and Oregon’s dashboard has been updated today.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 166, which is three more than yesterday. There are 44 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is seven fewer than yesterday.

The total number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between report times. The numbers do not reflect admissions per day, nor the length of hospital stay. Staffing limitations are not captured in this data and may further limit bed capacity.

More information about hospital capacity can be found here

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (3), Clackamas (4), Columbia (9), Coos (9), Curry (3),  Deschutes (11), Douglas (21), Jackson (2), Jefferson (3), Josephine (1), Klamath (1), Lake (1), Lane (13), Lincoln (1), Linn (1), Marion (11), Multnomah (8), Polk (4), Umatilla (1), Washington (3), Yamhill (1).

Oregon’s 2155th COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive on Feb. 16 and died on Feb. 20 at Kaiser Westside Medical Center Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

County Total Cases1 Total deaths2
Baker 629 7
Benton 2252 16
Clackamas 13198 170
Clatsop 766 6
Columbia 1217 21
Coos 1356 18
Crook 765 18
Curry 397 6
Deschutes 5849 58
Douglas 2333 51
Gilliam 53 1
Grant 221 1
Harney 266 6
Hood River 1057 29
Jackson 8117 108
Jefferson 1921 27
Josephine 2267 48
Klamath 2753 54
Lake 374 6
Lane 10046 121
Lincoln 1121 19
Linn 3534 55
Malheur 3331 58
Marion 18183 280
Morrow 1031 13
Multnomah 31534 514
Polk 2981 42
Sherman 52 0
Tillamook 403 2
Umatilla 7581 80
Union 1264 19
Wallowa 142 4
Wasco 1218 25
Washington 20867 209
Wheeler 22 1
Yamhill 3717 62
Statewide 152,818 2,155

White Van into a ditch on 101 in south county

7:15am  Report of a white van leaving Highway 101 and winding up in a ditch at 101 and North Beaver Creek Road.  One suspected occupant of the van does not appear injured.  First responders are enroute to the crash.

7:16am  Fire-Rescue personnel arriving on scene.  Checking things out.  Doesn’t appear there are any injuries.  OSP enroue to the scene.

Covid 19 Update

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February 20, 2021

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Oregon reports 536 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 5 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. There are five new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,154, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 536 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 152,711.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 25,602 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 20,646 doses were administered on Feb. 19 and 4,956 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Feb. 19.

Cumulative daily totals can take several days to finalize because providers have 72 hours to report doses administered and technical challenges have caused many providers to lag in their reporting. OHA has been providing technical support to vaccination sites to improve the timeliness of their data entry into the state’s ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS).

Oregon has now administered a cumulative total of 781,202 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. To date, 924,575 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

These data are preliminary and subject to change. OHA’s dashboards provide regularly updated vaccination data, and Oregon’s dashboard has been updated today.

Weather-related issues during the past week may cause changes to daily number trends reported by OHA in its updates on the cumulative number of doses administered, the daily number of administered doses and the number of doses delivered to Oregon. OHA remains in regular contact with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for updates on delivery schedules and to ensure Oregon doses are safely delivered to Oregon vaccination sites. Doses scheduled for delivery this past week may ship out this weekend or early next week due to winter weather issues impacting shipments coming from Memphis, TN. 

If you are scheduled for a vaccination and have questions about potential delays or disruptions, check with your scheduled vaccine provider for the latest updates.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 163, which is 13 fewer than yesterday. There are 51 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is two more than yesterday.

The total number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between report times. The numbers do not reflect admissions per day, nor the length of hospital stay. Staffing limitations are not captured in this data and may further limit bed capacity.

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (4), Benton (5), Clackamas (26), Clatsop (2), Columbia (10), Coos (14), Crook (5), Curry (7),  Deschutes (15), Douglas (20), Hood River (2), Jackson (38), Jefferson (4), Josephine (18), Klamath (5), Lake (5), Lane (41), Lincoln (1), Linn (6), Malheur (5), Marion (55), Morrow (6), Multnomah (69), Polk (15), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (72), Union (1), Wallowa (1), Washington (66) and Yamhill (17).

Umatilla County has a higher than anticipated case count due to approximately 1,400 backlogged test results received on Feb. 19. These test results were from June 2020 through Jan. 2021. Cases were investigated and interviewed locally at the time of their positive test but were not electronically reported to OHA.

First Weekend Art Exhibit in Toledo

First Weekend In Toledo

First Weekend returns to Toledo for the month of March to showcase the uniqueness of the small town and its vibrant arts community. This event on the first weekend of every month gives artists and visitors a chance to connect through a personal approach to art.  Participating galleries still continue to follow the guidance provided by the Oregon Health authority to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Ivan Kelly, “Toledo Summer Waterfront”

Featured this month at the Yaquina River Museum of Art is Toledo Treasures – Eight Artist Interpretations. Thirteen selected works from the Museum’s Permanent Collection depict iconic views of buildings, roads, and landscapes found within this small mill town.  This wide variety of subjects and media will be displayed within the Schoolhouse Exhibit Space.  Also featured for March and April at the Museum is a fundraising raffle! Visitors can enter into the raffle for a chance to win a crystal set, art books, and other collectables. Included in the Toledo Treasures exhibit is “Toledo Mill” a pastel by Steve Bennett from Jacksonville, Oregon. Steve is a member of the Pastel Society of America, Pastel Society of West Coast, Pastel Society of Oregon, Watercolor Society of Oregon, Artist Workshop and Rogue Valley Critique Group. He is the winner of Gold Award Pastel Society of Oregon 2015. View his work and many others at the museum; located at 151 NE Alder Street, open Noon-4PM on Saturday and Sunday. Information: 541-336-1907 and please visit www.yaquinarivermuseumofart.org.

Steve Bennett, “The Toledo Mill”

Across the street, the Michael Gibbons’ Signature Gallery will showcase the works of renowned Oregon artist, the late Michael Gibbons. A special spotlight will be given to one of his many works featuring award-winning irises at Schreiner’s Iris Gardens in his painting “The New And The Old.” The painting captures our often moody Oregon spring skies with the vivid hues of the blooming irises as a weathered barn stands watch. Michael Gibbons’ Signature Gallery is located at 140 NE Alder Street and will be open from Noon-4PM on First Weekend. Information: 541-336-2797 and please visit www.michaelgibbons.net.

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A Logsden man found shot to death near Government Hill Road, Siletz

Saturday, February 20th at approximately 6:15 am, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch received a call reporting an unconscious male laying alongside the road near Government Hill Road in Siletz..

Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene and located Richard Allen Mann, 36, of Logsden.  He was deceased. Evidence at the scene suggests foul play. The Lincoln County Major crime team was activated, and the investigation is underway.

The Sheriff’s Office is requesting anyone with information please contact Detective Abby Dorsey at 541-265-0777 and refer to case 21S-00358. 

The Sheriff’s Office is being assisted by the Oregon State Police Criminal Investigation Unit (CID), Oregon State Police Forensics, Toledo Police, Newport Police, Lincoln City Police and the Lincoln County District Attorney’s Office.

Again…anyone with any information directly or indirectly related to the death of Richard Mann should call 541-265-0777.

 

Woman falls off a dock at South Beach

3:05pm – A woman on “D” Dock at South Beach has fallen off the dock.   She can’t climb out of the water.  There are several people on the dock trying to help her.  Local water temperatures are so low that the victim is in danger of becoming hypo-thermic.

3:15pm – Woman has been pulled up onto the dock.  Paramedics are enroute to check for hypothermia, (dangerously low body temperature).

Lincoln County cities have limits on VRDs/STRs – Why allow them to spread unregulated outside of cities???

Cities have put caps on vacation rentals to protect neighborhoods but we have been left unprotected in unincorporated (rural) Lincoln County.  We have been thrown to the wolves.   

What has happened in Bayshore is the equivalent of a 447 bed hotel being put smack in the middle of our neighborhood.  Yes, 447 is the number of bedrooms in rental homes here.  Which puts an additional 1000 or so people and 500 or so cars on our roads.  We have spent money on speed bumps, speed buttons and redoing our roads to accommodate the hoards.  Our roads are narrow and there is not enough parking.  Many of our monthly rentals in Bayshore have become vacation rentals and we do not know our neighbors any longer.

We desperately need caps, elimination, something.    We need relief from the constant coming and going of vacationers.  They are not spending money in restaurants, they bring in boxes of food as most restaurants cannot accommodate such large groups.  They will still come and stay, they always have.  Help us return to our nice quiet neighborhood like the neighborhoods you live in.  Please contact the County Commissioners and sign the 15.neighborhoods initiative.  You can go to their website: www.15neighborhoods.com and print it or call 541-764-2658.

Sincerely,

Reba Lovelady

Lincoln County Law Enforcement Shows How, Even In a Pinch, They Get the Job Done!!

Getting the job done…

LINCOLN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE AND TOLEDO POLICE DEPARTMENT CONCLUDE MEDICATION DELIVERY SERVICE

News Release from Lincoln Co. Sheriff’s Office
Posted on FlashAlert: February 19th, 2021 3:50 PM

In mid-April of 2020, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and Toledo Police Department partnered to begin a no-fee medication delivery service for vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The program was well utilized by Lincoln County residents, with deputies or officers making several deliveries per day during its height.  After 10 months of operation, the program was utilized for 152 deliveries.  Local pharmacies and private delivery services have done an excellent job reaching vulnerable populations for medication.  Both the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and Toledo Police Department have concluded the program as more services are accessible to community members at this time.

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