Lincoln County

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A group that’s been trying to outlaw aerial pesticide spraying in Lincoln County is deciding how to proceed after a court threw out their 2017 initiative banning it.


Art Toledo | Caption: "Phantom galleries" like this one can be found in vacant storefronts in downtown Toledo

The city of Toledo is hoping a series of arts festivals this summer will help revitalize its downtown.

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With temperatures on the rise, Lincoln County officials say the county will enter a burn ban starting June 1. The restriction applies to debris burns. Recreational fires will still be allowed, although the Lincoln County Fire Defense Board said some areas may require a permit. The ban will be in effect "until further notice."


Last year, the Echo Mountain Complex fire destroyed hundreds of homes in Lincoln County during one of the worst wildfire seasons on record in Oregon. 


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Benton, Deschutes, and Lincoln Counties are among five Oregon counties that will enter the state’s “Lower Risk” category for COVID-19 starting Friday.


North Lincoln Fire and Rescue District.

Voters in Lincoln County turned down tax levies to fund three fire districts in Tuesday’s election.


Lincoln County Public Health

Public health officials in Lincoln County are extending an invitation to community groups and businesses that are interested in holding a COVID-19 vaccination clinic.


Oregon State Police

Oregon State Police say they’ve been able to rule out more potential victims in the case of an unidentified girl found dead last December in Lincoln County.


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Several beachfront houses in Lincoln County are in a precarious situation after a seawall collapsed over the weekend.


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Stores in Linn and Lincoln Counties must accept bottle returns again.

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FEMA says it’s opened a temporary housing site in Lincoln City. The manufactured housing will serve victims of the Echo Mountain Fire, which destroyed hundreds of homes last September. FEMA says so far 106 households have moved into similar units in fire-damaged counties around the state.

The agency said a total of 264 families are currently qualified for the housing, but the number fluctuates as survivors sometimes find temporary or permanent housing on their own.

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Lincoln County is protesting the Oregon Health Authority’s decision not to send them any vaccine doses this week.  Some rural counties were told to wait while urban counties catch up on inoculating 1A groups and educators.



City of Newport

Officials urge the public to stay away from a coastal outcropping in Newport known as Jump-off Joe, after a landslide.


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Fire damaged logs along the Oregon coast will be turned into habitat for salmon.


Oregon Health Authority

Public health officials in Lincoln County say it only took five hours for eligible residents to reserve all of this week’s appointments to get the coronavirus vaccine.


Clackamas County Sheriff's Office/Lincoln County

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.

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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.

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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.