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Hwy 101 Fatal Accident
On January 20, 2017 at about 6PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle collision on Highway 101 near milepost 241 (just south of Coos Bay). Emergency personnel crews arrived on scene and found an adult female deceased. Preliminary investigation revealed a 1996 Honda Accord attempted to cross Highway 101 [...]
NWS HIGH WIND WARNING and HIGH SURF WARNING
NWS HIGH WIND WARNING and HIGH SURF WARNING: The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a High Wind Warning in effect from 1:00 AM to 1:00 PM Sunday. Expect winds of 40 to 60 mph and gusts as high as 80 mph. There is also a High Surf Warning in effect from 10 PM this [...]
Coos Bay Group Asking for $66 million Bond for School Building Renovations
A group in Coos Bay has put together a plan and will be asking Coos Bay residents to pass a bond for $66 million dollars to fix aging buildings in the Coos Bay School District. The School district has assessed the need for structural and infrastructure repairs to Madison/Sunset, Millicoma and Harding. The cost for [...]
Fire and Explosions Near Knife River South of Coos Bay
A spectacular fire and a few explosions happened last night at Knife River off highway 101 south of Coos Bay. A storage shed caught fire and some of the contents of the shed included propane tanks. The owners of the shed, LTM Concrete, told Millington Fire Chief Drew Solomon that the shed was to be [...]
Free Showing Of Film San Andreas At Egyptian Theatre
[ January 29, 2017; 2:00 PM; ] The geology lecture series at Southwestern teams up with the Egyptian Theatre to present a free showing of San Andreas starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. It's part of the Science on Screen series at 2pm on Sunday, January 29th. Before the film, Dr. Ron Metzger (Professor of Geology at Southwestern) will make a [...]
Power Outages In Coos Bay And Coquille
Pacific Power reports there are power outages in Coquille and Coos Bay. Crews are on scene right now and repairs are underway. The time of restoration is not known and the cause is under investigation. As of 7:45am on Wednesday, approximately 882 customers are without power, down from 1,547 earlier this morning. More details as [...]
No Injuries At House Fire In North Bend
The North Bend Fire Department responded to a fire at a residence at 16th Street and Everett Avenue in North Bend on Tuesday night. The fire was in basement and crews were able to extinguish the flames. There were no injuries reported. More information as it becomes available.
101 Closed Temporarily After Pedestrian and Auto Crash
ODOT: SW Oregon: Southbound U.S. 101 is closed south of the McCullough Bridge in North Bend, following a crash involving multiple pedestrians. OSP and ODOT are on site. Southbound traffic is being detoured to use East Bay Drive. A single lane is open northbound but expect significant delays and avoid the area if possible.
Leaven No Trace Founder Charged With Criminal Trespassing, Forgery and Burglary
Coos County Deputies responded to 63680 West Fork Millicoma Road in Coos Bay on January 13th to a report of alleged trespassers. Following their investigation, Deputies learned the trespassers had moved into an empty house owned by Byron and Roberta Ernst. The subjects were identified as 36-year-old Raymond J. Furr and 52-year-old Christy E. Furr, [...]
High Surf Advisory And High Wind Warning Late Tuesday
A High Surf Advisory will go into effect at 10pm Tuesday, January 17th through to 4pm on Wednesday. The National Weather Service reports average breaker heights 23 to 28 feet. Lowest in the vicinity of Brookings; Highest from Gold Beach to Bandon. While the entire area is expected to be impacted, waves pose the greatest [...]