Help Find BooKoo

10645330_10204439877787356_6837713315057869571_nPlease help me find my dog. He’s a black and white shih-Tzu, about 12 pounds. He’s almost deaf. His name is BooKoo and he’s been missing since about 7 this morning (Aug 29, 2014) He usually has a collar on but had a bath and of course no collar on him now. His home on Wakonda Beach Rd.Waldport. I have contacted the animal shelter, Grove Veterinary Clinic, Animal Medical Care~Dr. Brown’s office Please call me at 541-270-6887 He is licensed, shots but again he has NO collar on him. Thank you

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Afterschool Care Sites Open In September

LCSD logoSchool will be back in session soon – which means Lincoln County School District’s after-school programs will be up and running, too! Beginning Monday, Sept. 8, students who are enrolled in the 21st Century Community Learning Centers After School Program serving their school will receive academic enrichment, with a focus on science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics and reading. Enrollees also receive homework help, tutoring, a hot meal, and transportation. Program hours are 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on most school days; and 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on early release days. The cost for each 12-week session is $125. After-school programs can be an important addition to a child’s school day, says Joyce Thompson Graham, director of LCSD’s after school programs. Research shows that children who participate in after school programs have better attitudes toward school, better attendance, fewer discipline issues, better grades, and improved test scores. Continue reading

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Woman Hit By Car In Crosswalk Dies

Lincoln City police On Monday, August 25, 2014 at approximately 5:07pm a female pedestrian was struck by a vehicle and severely injured. She was transported to OHSU Medical Center in Portland. On Wednesday, August 27, 2014 the investigating officer from Lincoln City Police Department (LCPD) was notified that she has died as a result of her injuries.  The victim, Roberta L. Morton, age 61, of Gales Ferry CT, was struck by a 2000 Ford F250 Pickup. Morton was legally crossing Hwy 101 from the west side to the east side in the crosswalk at NW 6th Street in Lincoln City.

The driver of the pickup, Ronald E. Hults, age 57, of Lincoln City, was entering Hwy 101 from NE 6th Street and making a left turn across the crosswalk to south bound Hwy 101. He remained at the scene and has been cooperating with the continuing investigation. Hults has been cited for Failure to Stop and Remain Stopped for a Pedestrian (Violation).  The Lincoln County Major Crash Team was called to the scene to assist with the investigation along with Lincoln City Police Officers and Detectives. The crash team is comprised of members of the Lincoln City Police, Newport Police, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Toledo Police, Oregon State Police, and the Lincoln County District Attorney’s Office.


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Little Libraries In Newport

By Larry Coonrod


Youngsters line up to get a book from the Little Free Library in front of Sam Case Primary School Monday. A project of the Ford Family Leadership Program Central Lincoln County Cohort 3, 11 of the free Little Libraries are planned throughout the county. (Photo by Larry Coonrod)

Youngsters line up to get a book from the Little Free Library in front of Sam Case Primary School Monday. A project of the Ford Family Leadership Program Central Lincoln County Cohort 3, 11 of the free Little Libraries are planned throughout the county. (Photo by Larry Coonrod)

NEWPORT-Two dozen youngsters anxiously clutched books and fidgeted while waiting patiently for the adults to finish their speeches and cut the ceremonial ribbon so they could be among the first to use the Little Free Library at Sam Case Primary School Monday.

Looking something like an overgrown birdhouse, the Little Free Library in front of the school is the first of 11 planned throughout Lincoln County to provide free books.

Community Problem Solving

Monday’s ribbon cutting marked months of work by about 40 central Lincoln County community members taking part in the Ford Family Leadership Program. Participants spend 48 hours learning leadership skills, conflict resolution, and consensus building. “The goal is to try to enable rural communities to problem solve here locally and go back to the model where people are relying on community based solutions to problems,” said cohort 3 member Sharon Kanareff.

At the end, each cohort group chooses a community project to put their skills to work.  The central Lincoln County Cohort 3 group looked at many ideas before agreeing on the Little Free Libraries. “It dealt with literacy, which is a huge interest to all of us within the county,” said Sheila Stiley. “And second, it was something everybody could really invest in and be part of, from the youth up to the 70-year-olds.” Continue reading

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Yachats Man Wanted For Assault and Attempted Murder

ValentineLane County Sheriff Deputies are asking the public’s help in finding a Yachats man wanted for the assault and attempted murder of his roommate. Tuesday (8/26) at about 11:30 am Lane County Sheriff’s deputies respond to an assault report at a home off Highway 101 south of Yachats, just inside Lane County. The 48-year old victim reported to deputies that he was listening to music in his living room when his roommate 62-year old Buddy Valentine reportedly began beating him with various objects and then doused him with lighter fluid.

The victim suffered multiple injuries in the attack and was taken by ambulance to Peace Harbor Hospital in Florence and was later transferred to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Springfield for further treatment of his injuries. Valentine is wanted by police on charges of attempted murder; first degree assault I, first degree arson and menacing. He has been known to use several aliases, including: Byron Mathew McArthur, Byrom Mathew, Buddy Eric Valentine and other variations of those names. The Lane County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone who sees Valentine or knows of his whereabouts to call 9-1-1 immediately.



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August 28, 2014 · 8:19 am

Low Wage Jobs Send County Residents To Work In Other Counties

 Worksource Oregon Most of Lincoln County’s working residents work in Lincoln County, however according to a study by the Oregon Employment Department in 2011 about 42 percent of Lincoln County’s working residents worked in other counties. Cities that take a share of Lincoln County’s workforce: Salem (834), Corvallis (486), and Albany (296) are large recipients of Lincoln County residents. Lincoln County also has about 350 residents working out of state in Washington. The numbers are counts of county residents’ primary jobs and include those who telecommute or have payroll processed elsewhere, as well as those who drive or fly out to work.

Count Share

Newport 4,276 25.3%

Lincoln 2,846 16.8%

Portland 1,116 6.6%

Salem 834 4.9%

Toledo 745 4.4%

Corvallis 486 2.9%

Lincoln Beach 340 2.0%

Albany 296 1.8%

Waldport 225 1.3%

Depoe Bay 198 1.2%

All Other Locations 5,550 32.8%

Total Primary Jobs 16,912 100.0%

Worksites of Lincoln County

Residents – 2011 Continue reading

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