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Grand Opening For Coos History Museum
The new Coos History Museum is opening it’s doors for a Grand Opening on Saturday July 4th on the Coos Bay waterfront. They’ll have make-and-take activities for kids in the afternoon, plenty of activities for everyone and they’ll remain open until 11pm through the evening’s fun on the boardwalk. Call 756-6320. Saturday, July 4th, [...]
Coquille Restaurant Owner Arrested for Sexual Abuse and Harrasment
A Coquille business owner has been arrested for Sexual Abuse III and Sexual Harassment. The complaint came from a female employee who reported to police the owner had allegedly made several unwanted advances with her. Several other employees have also alleged that the restaurant owner had similar contact with them. 68 year-old Paul Arthur Jackson [...]
Arrest Made in Coos Bay Murder Investigation
Christopher Joseph Gonzales Coos County District Attorney R. Paul Frasier has filed a charge of Murder and Assault in the Second Degree against 28 year-old Christopher Joseph Gonzales from Coos Bay. The charge stems from the investigation into the homicidal death of Forest Franklin Martin, whose body was discovered in the early morning hours of June [...]
Clogged Intake Pipe Kills Off 400,000 Salmon Pre-Smolts
A fish carcass clogged an intake pipe at Rock Creek Hatchery, shutting off the flow of water to a raceway, killing 400,000 spring Chinook pre-smolts. These fish were to be released directly from the hatchery into the North Umpqua River next spring. Dan Meyer, Rock Creek Hatchery manager said the water flow didn’t drop low enough [...]
Multiple Vehicle Crash On Highway 38 Takes Life Of California Woman
On June 28th at 3p.m., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a multiple vehicle crash on Highway 38 east of Reedsport. According to OSP reports, a 2009 Nissan Cube, operated by 35-year-old Sarah E Wright, of Palm Springs, CA, was traveling west on Highway 38 when it crossed the center [...]
Dolphin Players Salute Broadway In Empire
The Great White Way comes to Empire as the Dolphin Players present A Salute to Broadway, July 10th through the 26th, in cooperation with the Oregon Coast Music Festival. Including songs from Wicked, Cabaret, the Wizard of Oz, and Disney and other Broadway musicals that will be featured in the Festival’s Pops Concert, the [...]
Sewer Line Repairs Will Create Traffic Restrictions
The public works department of the city of Coos Bay will be repairing a section of the sanitary sewer line on southbound Highway 101 on June 29th, requiring a portion of the highway to be closed at night. Southbound traffic will merge into the west lane of the northbound Highway 101 from Koosbay Boulevard to Alder [...]
One Lane Open on 38
ODOT: SW Oregon: One lane of traffic reopened on Oregon 38 with flaggers providing traffic control, following a crash located about 8.5 miles east of Reedsport. Expect delays as ODOT clears the crash scene. Please use caution in the area.
Oregon 38 east of Reedsport Closed Temporarily
ODOT: SW Oregon: Oregon 38 is closed to all traffic, following a crash located roughly 8.5 miles east of Reedsport. ODOT and OSP are on scene. Use alternate routes such as Oregon 42 and Oregon 126 to avoid delays.
Body Found At Empire Identified
Coos County District Attorney R. Paul Frazier has released a press release stating that the body of the deceased adult white male found near the Empire Waste Water Treatment Facility at 1:14a.m. on June 27th, has been identified as 49-year-old Forest Franklin Martin. Frazier states that Martin was believed to be a transient with no [...]