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Weather Prompts CFPA To Increase Fire Restrictions

Increased fire danger on forest lands has prompted the Coos Forest Protective Association to increase the fire prevention measures on industrial operations. Industrial Fire Precaution Level Two went into effect on July 6th on all lands protected by the CFPA in Regulated Use Zones CS-5 and SK-2. The CFPA defines CS-2 and CS-5 zones [...]


Thursday July 7 2016

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Red Cross Holds Coos County Blood Drives

The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood, urging all eligible donors to give now to replenish a low summer blood supply. Blood donations have fallen short of hospital needs for the past few months. In addition, the 4th of July holiday may have caused many regular donors to postpone donations due [...]


Wednesday July 6 2016

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Three People Missing After Coast Guard Suspends Search

Three people remain missing after the Coast Guard suspended its search following 12 hours of looking for survivors of a downed aircraft near Brookings. Pilot John Belnap, his 17-year-old son and a 17-year-old friend, remain missing after the reported crash of a 1964 Cessna 172F. The Coast Guard search efforts included aircrews aboard an aircraft [...]


Wednesday July 6 2016

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North Bend Police Break Up Burglary Ring

North Bend Police after following up with a reported theft from Quick-E-Mart in North Bend responded to another theft shortly after at Big Lots on Newmark in North Bend. During the investigation into the thefts, officers responded to 3420 Scott Court in North Bend. A warrant to search the house and vehicle was served. In [...]


Friday July 1 2016

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Fire Marshall Urges Safe And Legal Use Of Fireworks

The Oregon State Fire Marshal, Oregon fireworks wholesalers and safety experts encourage Oregonians to “Keep it Legal and Keep it Safe” when using fireworks. The 2016 Oregon fireworks sales season runs through Wednesday, July 6th. July 4th holiday forest visitors are advised to leave all fireworks at home. The use of fireworks is prohibited on [...]


Friday July 1 2016

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Sea Breeze Harmony Summer Sing Fling

Women of all ages can have fun singing four-part a cappella harmony during Sea Breeze Harmony Chorus’ free six-week Summer Sing Fling. Every Tuesday from July 5th through August 9th, join the chorus at 6:30pm for an hour of fun and challenge while learning two songs, Billy Joel’s “For the Longest Time” and Billy Withers’ [...]


Friday July 1 2016

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Empire Boulevard Construction Continues

The Oregon Department of Transportation reports that Empire Boulevard is closed from Newmark Avenue to Fulton Avenue between 7am and 5pm Thursday, June 30th. The daytime closure of this eight-block section is allowing workers to pave the northbound lane. The southbound lane is being used for staging. Drivers traveling either direction between Coos Bay and [...]


Thursday June 30 2016

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North Bend Men Arrested On Burglary And Theft Charges

North Bend Police responded to an activated alarm at 3682 Tremont Avenue in North Bend in the early morning hours of June 29th; a marijuana dispensary known as Stonies. Upon arrival, officers discovered an open door on the south side of the building and observed one male suspect in the building. When ordered by [...]


Wednesday June 29 2016

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Disabled Veterans Mobile Service Office

[ July 12, 2016; 9:00 AM; ] So many veterans may feel confused about benefits and services they’ve earned. There are so many changes from one year to the next. That’s why the nonprofit Disabled American Veterans offer help. The DAV Mobile Service Office will be at the following locations to provide counseling and claim filing assistance. Like all D-A-V services, help [...]


Monday June 27 2016

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Kids In The Kitchen Workshop In Myrtle Point

The Master Food Preservers of Coos County will hold a “Kids in the Kitchen” workshop on Saturday, June 25th, from 10am to 2pm. This workshop will teach kids (along with their adult chaperones) the fundamentals of boiling water canning with the making of jam. They will get hands-on experience with preparing fruit, filling jars, loading [...]


Friday June 24 2016

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