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Water Board Replacing Main On Ocean Blvd.

The Coos Bay-North Bend Water Board will be replacing a water main on Ocean Boulevard from the driveway entrance to the Water Board to Woodland Drive. Construction work will begin Thursday, August 14th with completion anticipated by mid-November. The Water Board’s contractor will work Monday through Friday between 7am and 6pm. The traffic flow will be [...]


Thursday August 14 2014

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Disaster Preparedness Class In Coos Bay

Studies have shown that about 1/3 of the population is not prepared for a natural disaster because they are relying on emergency responders. The truth is, that in any major disaster, the response of emergency responders will be greatly diminished. The local resources will have to prioritize responses. The City of Coos Bay [...]


Tuesday August 12 2014

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Public Works Re-Striping Roads In Coos Bay

The Coos Bay Public Works Department is advising drivers and citizens that the Streets Department will be re-striping the following streets starting on the evening of Tuesday, August 12th: Lockhart Avenue from South Broadway to South 7th Street, and 4th Street from Lockhart Avenue to Commercial. This work will be done during the night from [...]


Monday August 11 2014

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NWS: Red Flag Warning Issued

The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a Red Flag Warning, in effect from now until 5am on Tuesday, August 12th. A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire conditions are either occurring now or could occur shortly. Abundant lightning on existing dry fuels could cause numerous new fires. The Warning affects the South [...]


Monday August 11 2014

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Coquille Valley Seed Library Tour

The Coquille Valley Seed Library is hosting a FREE garden tour on Thursday, August 14th, at 6pm at the Flicker Community Farm Project (on Garden Valley Road in Coquille). Hosting this event will be Don and Mei Luce, who participate in this grass-roots effort to turn idle acres in Coos County into family-sustaining farms. For a [...]


Saturday August 9 2014

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Temporary Forest Service Road Closure

Reconstruction work on Forest Service road 53, Eckman Creek, one mile east of Waldport off Highway 34, will temporarily close to all traffic from now through September 15th. Alternate access can be achieved by Forest Service road 3462 Canal Creek, which is seven miles east on Highway 34. The work will involve reconstruction of an [...]


Friday August 8 2014

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Learn To Can Fresh Tuna In Myrtle Point

Fresh tuna has arrived on the southern Oregon coast and it’s time to preserve the harvest. The Master Food Preservers of Coos County, volunteers with the Oregon State University Extension Service, will be holding a tuna canning workshop on Saturday, August 9th, at the Extension Office in Myrtle Point. This hands-on workshop provides new canners [...]


Friday August 8 2014

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Registration For North Bend School District

Registration for students planning to attend North Bend School District will be underway soon. Elementary registration is set for Wednesday through Friday, August 13th, 14th, & 15th from 8am to 4pm. Grades K-5 may register at North Bay Elementary or Hillcrest Elementary depending on the zone in which they live. Kindergarten students must [...]


Thursday August 7 2014

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Congress Passes Merkley Bill In Veterans Compromise

The Senate has passed compromise legislation to reform the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and improve veterans benefits, which includes a provision authored by Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley to expand educational benefits to spouses of service members who die in the line of the duty. The bill, which was passed by the House, will now go [...]


Wednesday August 6 2014

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CAM Offers Watercolor Workshop

The Coos Art Museum welcomes artist John Hewitt back to the Bay area for a three-day watercolor workshop from Saturday, August 23rd through Monday, August 25th from 10am to 4pm. Learn how to design a work of art, not just a reproduction of a scene. Using elements and principles of design, learn to express a [...]


Wednesday August 6 2014

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