Lincoln County

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So far, more than 150 tips have been shared with Oregon investigators about the possible identity of a dead girl found last month.


Public health officials in Lincoln County are searching for eligible recipients to receive the coronavirus vaccine.

Clackamas County Sheriff

State authorities want the public’s help in identifying a dead child found in rural Lincoln County last month.

Photo provided by Beck Johnson.

A program for LGBTQ youth on the coast is nearing its first year of operation in rural Lincoln County.

Lincoln County Sheriff's Office

A landslide on Sunday evening destroyed a bridge and threatened several homes in rural Lincoln County.

Chris Lehman / KLCC

Lincoln and Benton Counties will face stricter regulations aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus starting this Friday, Dec. 18.

Centers For Disease Control

Officials in Lincoln County say they expect the county to be moved into the “extreme risk” category for the coronavirus when the state updates the list next week.

Rachael McDonald / KLCC

Public health officials in Lincoln County delivered a mixed bag of news about the coronavirus to county commissioners this week.

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Lincoln County residents can get a free coronavirus test this week.

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The recent wildfires in Oregon could have tax implications for people who lost their homes.

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Kindergarteners in Lincoln County will get their first taste of in-person education starting Monday.

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The city of Newport is re-opening some city offices to the public for the first time since March.

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No one died when the Echo Mountain Complex Fire swept through parts of Lincoln County last month. But the inferno destroyed hundreds of homes and touched countless lives. Now that the flames are out, locals are trying to figure out what comes next.

Rachael McDonald / KLCC

Lincoln County will move into Phase Two of Oregon’s coronavirus re-opening plan starting Tuesday, September 29.


Lincoln County is urging people whose homes were damaged by wildfire this month to fill out a damage assessment form online.

Marion County Sheriff's Office

People who’ve had to evacuate from wildfires in some Oregon communities can now ask first responders to check on their property.

Lincoln County

Fire officials say a shift in the wind direction helped crews fight the Echo Mountain Complex fire near Lincoln City.

A wildfire in the Lincoln City area is burning “at will,” according to the Oregon Department of Forestry.

Lincoln County declared a state of emergency Tuesday after several wildfires and high winds caused widespread power outages and highway closures.

City of Newport

Teachers in Lincoln County are objecting to the school district’s requirement that they teach distance learning from the classroom.

Kyra Buckley / KLCC

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners has voted to pause the county’s Phase Two re-opening until at least September 29.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A landmark hotel in Lincoln City is the site of a COVID-19 outbreak.

Rachael McDonald / KLCC

Lincoln County’s move into Phase Two of Gov. Kate Brown’s re-opening plan has been delayed until after Labor Day.

OSU Extension

As part of the effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Lincoln County is reaching out to speakers of an indigenous language from Central America.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Lincoln County Public Health Department says up to four residents of a Lincoln City assisted living home died of COVID-19 over the weekend.

The agency says two of the deaths at Hillside Place are confirmed cases: a 90-year-old man and a 97-year-old woman. Two more deaths are suspected cases, but test results are still pending. Those include a 66-year-old man and a 93-year-old woman.

The county also announced nine new confirmed cases since Friday, with the bulk of them suspected to be community spread.

Bonnie Lehman / KLCC

Drivers in Newport could face delays crossing the Yaquina Bay Bridge next week.

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After a major outbreak of the coronavirus in early June, Lincoln County is trending in a more positive direction.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Oregon State University will send its research teams back to Newport to conduct another round of coronavirus testing this weekend.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Lincoln County is reducing the cap on the number of people who can be present in private social gatherings.

Rachael McDonald / KLCC

Lincoln County has changed its face covering directive to remove a portion that exempts people of color. County commissioners announced the change Wednesday after saying they received threats from people who claimed the policy was racist.