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The City of Lincoln City would like to express its condolences on the untimely passing of Councilor Kip Ward.  Kip was a true community advocate with the people’s best interest at heart.  His presence and passion will be missed.

Our deepest sympathies go out to his entire family during this difficult time.

May he rest in peace and we give thanks for the laughter and light he brought to all of us.


Channel 4 Offline

The public-service television Channel 4 is intermittently offline. The City’s Information Technology Department has addressed the issue and is working to restore the channel.  It is expected to be back up and running as usual by Friday, December 29th.

“A Science Illustrators’ Appreciation of Lincoln City’s Open Spaces” by Nora Sherwood. August 11th. – September 4th.

This August at the Chessman Gallery visitors will be treated to the in-depth, detailed artwork of Natural Science Illustrator, Nora Sherwood. This exhibit shines a spotlight on local open spaces from a natural science illustrator’s perspective, with renderings that highlight the plants, insects, birds and animals that reside within these spaces. Thanks to the foresight and grit of Lincoln City’s powers-that-be, the City is fortunate to include 370 acres of open space within its boundaries; 28 areas with an amazing treasury of flora and fauna preserved to benefit us all.
This show will open with an artist’s reception from 5 to 7pm on Friday, August 11th and run until September the 4th at the Chessman Gallery inside the Lincoln City Cultural Center. This event is open to the public and Nora will be there to discuss her work and how these open spaces are jewels in our community.

“In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we have been taught.”
― Baba Dioum

Nora Sherwood’s specific interest in natural science illustration dates back to a zoology class she took during my senior year of high school. The class consisted of four dissections (worm, grasshopper, frog, rat) with a heavy emphasis on drawing detailed diagrams of the systems found in each animal. Her favorite part, of course, was the drawing, but she was also amazed at the intricate anatomy – so much function packed tightly and efficiently in to such a small space!

Had she known that a career in natural science illustration was a possibility, she would have perhaps pursued it then. Instead she went in to geographic information systems and cartography – distant cousins of science illustration with the same end goal of better understanding our world. She enjoyed her career immensely, but always felt the tug of drawing and painting the natural world. Her “guilty pleasure” was looking at the websites of science illustrators and professional certificate programs like the one she eventually attended at the University of Washington. When circumstances allowed, she made the jump from high-tech, fast-paced careerist, to observant and methodical science illustrator and wildlife artist.

Her curiosity about the natural world, and her deep desire for us all to wake up and change our callous treatment of it, fuels her inspiration. It is an amazing planet we live on, with tremendous species diversity, and so much yet to learn. Studying, protecting and caring for and our local Open Spaces is a step down this path of conservation and learning.

Nora Sherwood tries to be guided by Baba Dioum’s famous quote (above) in every illustration she creates. Her goal is to portray an intimate moment with each of her subjects, and to make the viewer feel like they are sharing in that moment.

She has yet to find subject matter she has not enjoyed portraying, but she especially enjoys the intricate details of wildlife and botanicals. Her preferred media include watercolor, pen and ink, and graphite, but she also has extensive experience with colored pencils, gouache, and carbon dust.

For more information about this show or any of the many events going on at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, call 541-994-9994, head to, or become a friend on Facebook.

Officers Bomar and Spano are Honored with Life Saving Award


On Friday November 4, 2016, Senior Officer Bobby Bomar and Officer Jason Spano were awarded the Oregon Peace Officers Association’s (OPOA) Life Saving Award during the OPOA’s annual awards banquet.

Officers Spano and Bomar responded to a medical emergency and found an individual unconscious, foaming at the mouth and not breathing.

Sr. Officer Bomar started CPR while Officer Spano operated an AED that is stored in his patrol vehicle. The patient gasped for air and a pulse returned after the shock was administered and a few moments of chest compressions. Officers Bomar and Spano continued to monitor the patient until an ambulance arrived.

It was later reported to Sgt. Randy Weaver by the emergency room staff that the patient would have died from heart failure if Officers Bomar and Spano had not reacted so quickly.

Congratulations and thanks to Lincoln City’s fine officers.

Dia de los Muertos at the Library

Driftwood Public Library invites everyone to join us for Dia de los Muertos on Tuesday, November 1st at 5 PM. Dia de los Muertos—the Day of the Dead—is a celebration marked throughout Latin America, and is most strongly associated with Mexico, where the tradition originated. The holiday honors the dead with festivals and lively celebrations, a typically Latin American custom that combines indigenous Aztec ritual with Catholicism, brought to the region by Spanish conquistadores. (Dia de los Muertos is celebrated on All Saints Day and All Souls Day, minor holidays in the Catholic calendar.) Believing that the dead would be insulted by mourning or sadness, Dia de los Muertos instead celebrates the lives of the deceased with food, drink, parties, and activities the dead enjoyed in life. Dia de los Muertos recognizes death as a natural part of the human experience, a continuum with birth, childhood, and growing up to become a contributing member of the community. On Dia de los Muertos, the dead are also a part of the community, awakened from their eternal sleep to share celebrations with their loved ones.

The library’s celebration is open to everyone, and costumes are encouraged! There will be face-painting, tamales, and live Andean folk music from Chayag. Families are also encouraged to bring pictures or objects to represent their deceased loved ones.

Music from Chayag can be heard here: