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Hwy 34 Closed Due To A Crash

Hwy 34 is down to one lane. There has been an accident. We will have more details when they become available.

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911 Service Out In Gleneden Beach

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Update On Gleneden Beach Fire

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photo by R. Whitlow

On April 2, 2016, at 11:42 PM, Willamette Valley Communications received mulitple 911 calls from citizens reporting a residential fire in the 100 block of Sijota Street, Gleneden Beach, OR. Depoe Bay Fire personnel were immediately dispatched to respond and arrived to find a two story residence fully engulfed in flames. Early in the response the Depoe Bay Fire District requested assistance from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office with investigation of the fire as the possibility of two fatalities arose.

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived on scene and learned an adult woman, who had escaped from the residence, was found deceased just outside of the home.  In addition, deputies learned a man, who was reported to be living in the home, was last seen inside and had possibly not escaped the fire.

On April 3, 2016, at 1:20 AM,  detectives with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Crime Reduction Unit  responded and took charge of the death investigation of the woman. Initial investigation of the woman’s death has shown she likely died from apparent health issues complicated by her evacuation of the residence. The deceased woman has been identified as Audrey L. Dietrick, 60 years of age, from Gleneden Beach. The cause of Dietrick’s death is under investigation by the Lincoln County Medical Examiner. Continue reading

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Altrusa Brings Popular Author To The Classrooms

Altrusa-Logo-Header-District[1]Altrusa International of Yaquina Bay is once again bringing popular young adult author Dale E. Basye to Lincoln County for their Inspired Writers Project. For the fifth year, Basye will present local sixth graders with fun-filled, fast-paced lessons centered on the joys of reading and writing stories. The project is made possible through Altrusa fund-raising activities, as well as the generous support of the Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund, and contributions from the Newport Yaquina Bay Optimist Club, Tyee Lodge, and Canyon Way Bookstore.

Basye will conduct four days of classroom workshops from March 29 to April 1 for more than 390 students in Newport, Siletz, Toledo, Lincoln City and Waldport. Author of Heck: Where the Bad Kids Go, a popular and humorous fictional series, Basye engages young readers and writers with a dynamic participatory program. The goal is to inspire young writers at a formative time in their academic career, and each student receives an autographed copy of the first book in the Heck series and writing supplies.

The learning extends well beyond the classroom experience, as Basye will continue to correspond with interested students via email for the rest of the school year. In response to teacher feedback, this year teachers will have an opportunity to meet with Basye outside the classroom at an evening event to explore how to best incorporate Basye’s material into their curriculum.

In 2015, 362 students participated, and Altrusa received extensive feedback from teachers and from well over 100 students. To the question, “Will the program help you to improve your writing?” a student responded, “Definitely! I never thought of envisioning an imaginary world like that! It was genius!” Others wrote, “Well I have a hard time writing by myself so this will help me a lot” and “It will help me improve my writing because he explained how your story can relate to your real life.”

ltrusa International of Yaquina Bay is dedicated to improving the lives of women and children in Lincoln County through literacy, social and health services, and educational opportunities. For more information, please visit http://tinyurl.com/altrusaofyaquinabay

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Lincoln City Develops Parks Plan

lincoln city logoThe City of Lincoln City will host a public open house on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Lincoln City Community Center, 2150 NE Oar Place. The topic will be the future of parks and recreation facilities in Lincoln City. Everyone is encouraged to drop in at any time during the open house to learn more about the planning and tell city staff and consultants what types of park and recreation facilities and activities are most
important to them.

The City is in the early stages of creating a new parks system plan to guide the development
and enhancement existing and future city parks, trails, recreational facilities and natural areas. The goal of the plan is to address the recreational needs of the community as it continues to grow and change over the next 20 years. One of the first steps is to understand the community’s priorities. The upcoming open house is a great opportunity to provide input f for the 2016 Parks System Plan.

The City has hired the landscape architecture firm GreenWorks to assist with updating the
current plan, prepared in 2001. The 2001 Parks Master Plan has been valuable in guiding
planning decisions and expenditures for parks and recreation during the past 15 years. In that time, the city has accomplished many of the plan’s recommended projects, including
improvements to its parks and recreation center, and acquisition of open space. Continue reading

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