Monthly Archives: July 2013

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Help Them Cap The Pyramid!

Helping to restore the Egyptian Theatre, the Over-the-Top event is scheduled for July 31st through August 1st. During the two-day event, two-person teams will be out in the community canvassing local businesses for their support. Sponsoring businesses are encouraging the rest of the business community to support the Egyptian Theatre as it nears [...]


Wednesday July 17 2013

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Proposed Land Exchange Meeting Today

The Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission will hold a meeting today at The Red Lion in Coos Bay. The Commission will consider a proposed land exchange affecting part of the Bandon State Natural Area, a property plagued by gorse. Under the proposal, property closest to Highway 101 would be traded to Bandon Biota. The [...]


Wednesday July 17 2013

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Update: Employment Dept. Online Systems Back Online

Due to an outage of a network attached storage array at the state data center, many Oregon Employment Department systems were down from Monday night. All systems are now back on line, although unemployment insurance benefit payments will be delayed a day, and call volumes at the call center are heavy. Due to [...]


Wednesday July 17 2013

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Gas Leak In North Bend Causes Temporary Evacuation

All is well this morning in North Bend after a contractor with the Oregon Department of Transportation bored into a Northwest Natural gas line during construction. According to Dawn Johnson, Public Information Officer from Northwest Natural Gas, the line was penetrated at about 11:30 last night and caused a leak. Officials closed down a portion [...]


Tuesday July 16 2013

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‘Grease’ the musical coming to Bandon

  Bandon Playhouse will revisit the 1950s when it takes the stage with “Grease” the musical the first three weekends in August at the Sprague Community Theater.   “Grease” takes place in and around the fictitious Rydell High School, Class of 1959. Head bad boy “greaser” Danny Zuko (Clint Guevara) and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski (Jenn Winchell) [...]


Monday July 15 2013

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Happy Anniversary To Umpqua Discovery Center

It’s an anniversary party and everyone is invited! The Umpqua Discovery Center is celebrating their 20th year with a whole day filled with fun for the family. On Saturday, August 17th, the fun starts at 9:30am with free admission to all exhibits. Throughout the day, there will be entertainment by the Worn Out Frets, [...]


Friday July 12 2013

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Hagner Indicted By Coos County Grand Jury

The man from North Bend who is charged with murder in the death of his wife was indicted yesterday afternoon. Last Friday, the North Bend Police Department received a call from a concerned citizen that 44-year-old Wayne Raymond Hagner, had allegedly fired one or more gunshots in his residence on Marion Street. Officers discovered [...]


Friday July 12 2013

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Three Small Fires Caused No Injuries Near Bridge

The Coos Forest Protective Association reports that a flat tire resulting in damage to the rim and axel of a boat trailer being towed, caused three small fires along Highway 42 on Wednesday, July 10th, two miles west of Bridge. The fires were discovered by a CFPA engine around 2pm. The CFPA, Myrtle [...]


Thursday July 11 2013

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BLM Chooses New District Manager For Coos Bay

The Bureau of Land Management Oregon/Washington State Director Jerry Perez has announced the selection of Patricia Burke as the new the Coos Bay District Manager. “Patricia comes to the BLM with a wealth of experience in natural resources management. Her interest in collaborative approaches to decision-making and excitement about working in a complex environment to accomplish [...]


Thursday July 11 2013

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Bay Area Teen Idol Elimination Competition Thursday

13 teens from Coos County will start their quest to become Coos and Douglas Counties premiere vocalists as Bay Area Teen Idol kicks off its 10th season at the North Bend Community Center Thursday night at 6pm. The program has run 10 seasons and has been touted by professionals as an experience like no [...]


Thursday July 11 2013

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