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Applications For Reserve Police Officers Being Accepted
[ November 1, 2015; 11:00 PM; ] The North Bend Police Department is now accepting applications for the position of volunteer Reserve Police Officer. The qualifications for this position are that you must be a citizen of the U.S., you must be at least 21 years of age, with no felony convictions. You must pass the department's physical agility and written examinations. [...]
Coos Bay Downtown Association Celebrates National Farmers Market Week
National Farmers Market week celebrates Farmer’s Markets across the country. And, just in time, the Coos Bay Downtown Association is drawing attention to the effort during it’s popular farmers market. Wednesday’s, the downtown areas is filled with up to 80 local and regional farmers selling fresh fruits and vegetables, berries, hand-made breads and more. Other [...]
Breathing Safely Near Wildfire Areas
With wildfires burning in southern Oregon and resulting smoke-filled air, area residents are urged to stay indoors if possible, keep windows in homes and vehicles closed, and drink water to stay hydrated and help reduce scratchy throat and coughing symptoms. The Oregon Health Authority has released a handy guide you can download and print that will [...]
DeFazio To Hold Town Hall Meeting
Congressman Peter DeFazio will be holding a Town Hall meeting at the Coos Historical Museum in Coos Bay at 5pm on Monday, August 3rd. He will engage in questions and answers with citizens and listening to comments. Congressman Peter DeFazio, at a Town Hall meeting, 5pm at the Museum.
Wanted Rape Suspect Arrested
James Merchant On 08-02-15 at about 3 pm, North Bend Officers responded to a residence searching for a man wanted for failing to appear on charges of Rape 3 and Sex Abuse 2. Following a tip that 21-year-old James Merchant of Coos Bay was at the North Bend residence. Officers surveilled the residence and observed Merchant [...]
North Bend Police Officers Association gives Chief Kappelman a Vote of Confidence
The North Bend Police Officers Association has given the department’s police chief a vote of confidence. President, Officer Patrick Kinney and Vice-President Officer Ed Perry said the department has undergone changes to staffing levels in every division of the department. On June 25th a 17 year veteran of the department, Jon Bohanan was [...]
Final Update FBI Investigation Suspicious Letters
On July 27, 2015 multiple government offices received suspicious letters which drew concern they may be contaminated with hazardous materials. Hazardous material teams responded to these locations as well as investigators from multiple law enforcement agencies. Preliminary testing from the hazardous material teams could not detect any harmful substances. On July 28, investigators identified Lance T STORM, [...]
New Water Main To Be Constructed At Grant Circle
The Coos Bay North Bend Water Board will start construction of a new water main on Union Avenue at Grant Circle during the week of August 3rd. The anticipated completion date for the project is August 28th. Union Avenue between Virginia and California Avenue will be closed to northbound traffic during this project. California Avenue between [...]
Reedsport Committee To Hold Special Meeting
The City of Reedsport’s Parks and Beautification Committee will be holding a special meeting at 3p.m. on Wednesday July 29th. On the agenda: to consider the permanent placement of a chainsaw carving statue in the public right-of-way. The meeting will be held at the Reedsport City Hall’s conference room, 451 Winchester Avenue. [...]
Highway 138 To Reopen East Of Glide Before 10a.m.
The Oregon Department of Transportation reports that Highway 138E (North Umpqua Highway) will reopen east of Glide before 10a.m. on Wednesday, July 29th. Pilot cars and/or flaggers will assist drivers through single-lane traffic control. Expect delays and intermittent closures throughout the day. The second lane will remain closed to aid clean-up efforts from the wildland [...]