Lincoln County Community Corrections is seeking the publics assistance in locating Jeremy Ray Brink, who is on felony parole for Sex Abuse I. Mr. Brinks last known address was in Yachats and was wearing an Electronic Monitoring device. He has removed the device and failed to maintain contact with his Parole Officer. A felony no bail warrant has been issued by the Oregon Board of Parole. If Mr. Brink is located, please contact your nearest law enforcement agency or Lincoln County Sheriffs Office Dispatch at 541-265-4231.
DATE OF BIRTH: 12/1/85
RACE & SEX: White Male
HEIGHT & Weight: 5’9, 160 pounds
EYE COLOR & HAIR COLOR: Hazel eyes, Brown hair, Dyed black with yellowish skunk stripe
TYPE OF SUPERVISION: Supervised as a High Risk Offender
Lincoln County Community Corrections Office: Phone 541-265-8851
Assigned Officer: Jennifer Landers
Discover the treasures in coastal communities! Oregon Sea Grant’s newly updated 2013-2014 edition of The Oregon Coast Quests Book is now available to the public for only $10. The book contains maps and directions for 26 fun and educational clue-directed hunts in Lincoln, Coos and Benton counties. Head outside with your family and friends, follow the clues and find a hidden Quest Box. Sign the log book, stamp your book to mark your accomplishment, and tuck the box back in its hiding spot for the next person to find. Collect 10 or more stamps and earn an embroidered patch! Quests are located in city, state and federal parks, historic districts, waterfronts, cemeteries, and other publicly-accessible lands, and the hunts are created and maintained by members of the local community. To learn more about Oregon Coast Quests, the location of current Quests, and where to find a Quest Book, visit http://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/visitor/oregon-coast-quests or contact coordinator Cait Goodwin at 541-867-0233.
The two ballot measures in yesterday’s election were defeated including the Children’s Trust of Lincoln County and the bag ban in Newport. There was only a 38% voter turnout for this election. The children’s trust was asking for a 5-year property tax levy for children’s programs in Lincoln County and was defeated for a second time with 5,856 no votes to 4,392 yes votes. Also defeated on the ballot a proposal by the city of Newport regulating Single-Use Plastic Carryout Bags and Paper Bags. This would have prohibited stores from distributing plastic carryout bags would have required stores to charge for giving paper bags. This was modeled after the bag ban in Corvallis. It was defeated with 1,481 no votes to 1,109 yes votes.
For the port of Newport Walter Chuck, will get a second term as a Port commissioner with 1,727 votes over Dennis Bishop who received 1,077. There were three running for Port position 4 and Loyd “Oly” Olson narrowly defeated Ken Brown 1,232 to his 1138, Steven Beck who also was running had 558 votes. David Jenks will remain as port commissioner for position 2, he ran unopposed. There are two positions open on the Devils Lake Water Improvement District. For position 5 are David Skirvin narrowly defeated Jack Strayer by just 20 votes 676 to 656. Running for position 4 are Brian Green won over Mark Christie 982 to 420. To view all the results click on the banner at the top of the page.
Lincoln County’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 8.5 percent in April, down just slightly from the previous month when it was at 8.6%, but down significantly from the year before when it was at 9.7%. The unemployment rate for Lincoln County was just higher than the statewide rate, which is at 8% and continues to be higher than the national rate at 7.5%. Total employment jumped by 437 to 20,187 and the estimated number of people unemployed fell by 162 to 1,825. Total employment was 63 less than one year before, and the number of people unemployed fell by 330 over the year, yielding a total drop in the labor force of 393.
Non-farm Payroll Employment Estimates from a Survey of Businesses Seasonally adjusted non-farm payroll employment decreased by 70 jobs in April to 17,410. Seasonally adjusted figures compare expected changes with actual changes. A gain of 440 jobs is normal for the month, but employment in the county rose by only 370. The private sector added 360 jobs in April and government employment rose by 10. The leisure and hospitality industry added 230 jobs. Professional and business services as well as construction each added 50 jobs.
Local government education trimmed 20 jobs. April’s total non-farm payroll employment was 340 more than one year before. The private sector added 290 jobs and governments added 50. Industries that have added the most jobs since last year include leisure and hospitality, construction and professional and business services.
In conjunction with the North American Safe Boating “Wear it! Always wear your life jacket!” campaign, the Coast Guard reinforces the following boating safety messages:
- Take a paddler education course. Paddlesports are the fastest growing segment of recreational boating, with more than 300,000 paddlecraft (primarily kayaks) now being sold annually. Paddlecraft are an extremely affordable entry point to recreational boating. Like any other watercraft, paddlers should seek out paddler education before heading out on the water. CLICK HERE to obtain more information on paddlesport safety.
- Wear a personal floatation device/life jacket at all times. The law states you must have a PFD for every person on board, but the Coast Guard suggests you go one step further and wear your PFD at all times when boating. It is much more difficult to locate, access, or don a PFD at the moment the accident occurs. CLICK HERE for more information on personal floatation devices/PFDs. Continue reading