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Lincoln County Sheriff Tip Of The Week: Back To School!

It’s time to start back to school. We need to get back in the habit of knowing where our neighborhood schools are located. There are more than 15 public and private schools located around Lincoln County.
Each morning and afternoon when school is in session, children are walking to and from school and when there’s a chance they may be present; a school speed zone is in effect. The speed limit is 20 mph in a posted school zone between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. on a day when school is in session, or if the zone is equipped with a flashing yellow light(s) then the speed limit is in effect when flashing.
It’s vital that we obey these speed limits as our children’s safety is at stake. These schools include kindergarten through twelfth grade. Some of these children are five years old and very small. A parked car can obscure their view of you and your view of them. These young people often fail to realize the importance of looking before they walk or run out into the roadway. Driving at 20 mph will give you more time to react and avoid striking them.
As citizens we must protect our children. Traffic crashes are one of the deadliest hazards our children face. Let’s do our part when we pass these schools by slowing down, watching, and expecting the unexpected.
Everyone needs to do their part to ensure the safety of our children.
For more information and tips, visit our web site at and on your Smartphone via the “MobilePatrol” app and Like us on Facebook at Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office – Oregon.

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LCSD Now Provides Breakfast and Lunch For Free

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LCSD will be participating in a pilot program this school year (2015/16) that will provide students with breakfast and lunch for free. The project, titled “Community Eligibility Program” or C.E.P. is authorized by Congress as part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. Several school districts around the country are participating.
The pilot program will allow all students to eat breakfast and lunch at no charge. It will eliminate the need for parents to complete free/reduced applications, eliminates student lunch charges, and will streamline operations for food services staff. Students will still be responsible for paying for ala carte items and second lunches.
Providing students with nutritious meals (at no charge) enhances the district’s focus on “every child, every day.” Business Manager Julie Baldwin commented, “We are excited to be a part of this program to better serve our students. We always do our best to remove barriers to learning, and this program can go a long way toward that goal.”

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Get Ready Lincoln County Community Resiliency Presentation And Emergency Readiness Fair.

Get Ready Lincoln County 2015, Sept 12The Event is Free and Open to the Public!

Community Resiliency: What we can learn from Joplin, 10:00 – 11:30 am , Samaritan Center for Health Education Center, 740 SW 9th St, Newport, Oregon (free event to the public)
Get Ready Lincoln County, Emergency Readiness Fair, 12:00 – 3:00 pm, Lincoln County Fairgrounds, 633 NE 3rd St, Newport, Oregon (free event to the public)

The readiness fair will provide various booths with educational information, demonstrations on how to mitigate hazards in your home, business or community places of gathering. Local public safety representatives and volunteers will be on hand to help guide attendees or answer the “How to”, “What if” and “Why should I” type questions they may have. Local vendors will be on hand with emergency readiness kits, gadgets, and nutritional items, etc. to help you in your preparedness efforts. Featured exhibits at the fair include:
Children’s Bike Helmets, Fitting of and Bike Safety Rodeo, sponsored by Northwest Natural Gas and Newport Police Department
Travel size Emergency Red Cross Kits – to the first 100 attendee’s, sponsored by American Red Cross and Northwest Natural Gas
Emergency Go Kit (1 Day Adult Kit) Door Prize (2 each), sponsored by the Office of Oregon Emergency Management
Key Note Speaker, Director Lane Roberts, Missouri Department of Public Safety, Community Resiliency: What we can learn from Joplin, presentation prior to readiness fair (see location, time information below), sponsored by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office

Just In Time Training Topics
Prepare in a Year:
Water resiliency for home and on the go
Handwashing, how clean is clean?
What’s C.E.R.T. got to do with it? (Community Emergency Response Teams)
The Wiggle Watcher Challenger – activity stations on important aspects of earthquakes and tsunamis
Pets and animals in disasters: Go or stay…What do you need to be ready?
Emergency Kits: Make your own, purchase premade, benefits of both and examples
Food Ration Bars: Taste before you buy…samples, samples, samples
Getting Back to Business – continuity planning for businesses
Amateur Radio – What’s your downtime family communication if your cell phone won’t ring?
Emergency Preparedness Trivia: Put on your game face and show us what you know
Utility Safety: What you should know about gas and electricity safety
Marine and Water Safety: Are you sure you’re ready to take on the sea’s, river or the surf?
Emergency Medical Transportation/Care Services: Life Flight, Reach, Pacific West Ambulance
Know Before You Go: National Weather Service and Oregon Department of Transportation.

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Project To Put In A Stage At Regatta Grounds Moves Closer To Reality

By Kiera Morgan

lincolncity_regattagrounds1Lincoln City was selected to participate in the Ford Institute Leadership Program. The Ford Family Foundation has provided leadership training for three different cohorts. The first cohort began meeting in 2011. Each cohort is charged with creating a project that is good for the community that is a tribute to the leadership skills the group has attained. The first cohort project was to put a stage up at Regatta Park. The idea was hatched in early 2012.

The group met with an architect to design a covered gazebo stage and went through the planning process. Nicki Price, who is in the first cohort said even though they did fundraisers and planned everything out they came up against some roadblocks when it came time to do the project and didn’t have enough money to get it going. There were several fundraisers and bricks that were sold that would go into the landscaping to get the project started.

The Ford Family Foundation matched that amount for a total budget of $12,000. This however was not enough to get the project off the ground. So it was delayed. Now according to Price they are back at it once again thanks to a generous donation from the Morgan family, owners of the Kenny’s IGA stores in Lincoln City. The stage will now be called “The Morgan Family Stage at Regatta Grounds Park”. The donation was from the children of Lucille and Kenny as a memorial to their parents. Those interested in donating or buying a commemorative brick can contact Price at 541-994-9994.

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LCSD Tip Of The Week: Boating Safety–Crabbing and Anchoring


While the Fall months offer the best crabbing opportunities in our local bays, crabbing is open year round in our bays. The Yaquina and Alsea bays are the most productive in Lincoln County. With the addition of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to Yaquina Bay, it is important to understand where it is safe to place crab traps or anchor boats. NOAA Ships are very large vessels that need to operate in the dredged channels, so other vessels should not interfere with their ingress and egress to the bay. Listed below are suggestions and rules which apply to placement of crab traps and anchoring boats. Continue reading

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Do You Have Information On An Unsolved Felony Crime? CRIME STOPPERS OF OREGON Wants To Hear From You!

Do you have information on an unsolved felony crime? If you do, Crime Stoppers of Oregon wants to hear from you!
CRIME STOPPERSCrime Stoppers of Oregon is a non-profit corporation in partnership with law enforcement agencies in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Text CRIMES (274637) – Type 823HELP, followed by the tip.

Online at

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Visit to download the TipSubmit app for the iPhone or Droid.

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Those who enjoy traveling the back roads of our private timber lands have found locked gates or restricted access. This leaves some people to believe that private timber companies deny access to their lands simply because they don’t want private citizens on their property. This is not the case.

With the exception of active commercial use such as logging or harvest of other forest products, the closures are in reaction to the ever-increasing incidents of offensive littering, abandonment of vehicles, theft of forest products, and acts of criminal mischief such as destruction of property caused by 4X4’s and ATV’s riding in unapproved areas, destruction of road access gates, and more.

Damage and theft detracts from the natural beauty of our forests, incurs costs for cleaning, repairing, and removal of vehicles and garbage. These costs are borne by private timber companies as well as taxpayers in the county.

What can each of us do to stop the current trend of defacing our forests and waterways? During your visit and when you leave forest lands and waterways:

• Read signs posted at entry points into private & public lands – signs include important information including log truck activity
• Report criminal acts to law enforcement
• Report located dump sites or abandoned vehicles
• Stay informed of possible land use restrictions usually posted at each access.
• When in doubt about access, contact the land owner or your Lincoln County Sheriff’s office Forest Patrol Deputy Gary Davey at (541)265-4277 ext. 7127
• Do not discard any glass, cans, rubbish, trash, garbage, debris or litter other than in receptacles designed or provided for these items
• Report anyone observed hauling trash or debris into our forests. Anyone enjoying nature in our local forests might bring a trash bag or two to pick up any trash you should observe.
• Do not discard any glass, cans, rubbish, trash, garbage, debris or litter in any waters of the state
• Do not drain, or cause or permit to be drained, sewage or the drainage from a cesspool, septic tank, recreational or camping vehicle waste holding tank or other contaminated source, upon the land of another without permission of the owner, or upon any public way
• When target shooting, be sure to pick up brass, targets and anything else used during your visit
• Do not permit any rubbish, trash, garbage, debris or other refuse to be thrown from a vehicle you are operating

Our forestlands, public and private, should be treasured and protected by everyone. Through our efforts, we can strive to regain the trust of the private timber owners. The challenge for each of us is to take pride in where we live and work and clean up our county by recycling any and all materials that can be reused rather than simply discarding them.

For more information and tips, visit our web site at and on your Smartphone via the “MobilePatrol” app and Like us on Facebook at Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office – Oregon.

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