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Coquille Man Cited for Crashing Into Alder Smokehouse Building in North Bend

Photos: Dennis Gomes Coquille resident 29 year-old Thomas Blaylock has been cited for crashing his 2010 Nissan Sentra into the Alder Smokehouse at 1055 Virginia Avenue in North Bend. According to police, On January 13, 2016 Blaylock and his passenger 22 year-old Brooklyn Toland were driving at a high rate of speed when Blaylock attempted to [...]


Thursday January 14 2016

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Governor Brown Announces Increase In Minimum Wage

Oregon Governor Kate Brown has announced her plan to increase the minimum wage state-wide. The proposal was developed after conversations with stakeholders in the public and private sectors. The plan will be brought for debate during the legislative session next month. Brown said “the costs of essentials such as food, child care, and rent are [...]


Thursday January 14 2016

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Vehicle Crashes Into Alder Smokehouse Building

According to North Bend police reports, a vehicle crashed through the front of the Alder Smokehouse building, 10-55 Virginia Avenue on the evening of January 13th. Two people in the vehicle, operator 29-year-old Thomas Blaylock and passenger, 22-year-old Brooklyn Toland, were taken to Bay Area Hospital. The vehicle was towed from the scene and [...]


Thursday January 14 2016

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Port Contract Negotiations Successful With ILWU

The Port of Coos Bay and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 12 finished contract negotiations that are now in effect. Port of Coos Bay’s maintenance and security staff have been supported by the union since the late 1990s. The negotiations revisited the original contract that was made five years ago to update and [...]


Wednesday January 13 2016

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High Wind And High Surf Warnings

The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning, in effect from 1pm on Tuesday, January 12th to 4am Wednesday, January 13th. South winds are forecasted at 45 to 55 mph with gusts up to 70mph possible. Stronger winds are possible along capes and head lands. Winds will increase Tuesday afternoon, peaking in the [...]


Tuesday January 12 2016

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Lions Club Chili Cook Off In Lakeside

[ February 19, 2016; 11:00 AM; 11:00 AM; 11:00 AM; 11:00 AM; 11:00 AM; 11:00 AM; ] The Lakeside Lions are hosting a Chili Cook Off on Saturday, February 19th. The cost to enter is $20.00. They are hoping that out of the 20 entries they can get 5 different fire departments in the southern coastal area to compete against each other. Register or email at lakesidelionsclubdistrict36@gmail.com.There will be corn bread and [...]


Tuesday January 12 2016

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Volunteers Sought For Reserve Deputy Program

The Coos County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a few good citizens to serve in their Reserve Deputy Sheriff Program. This is a volunteer position as a sworn Reserve Deputy Sheriff. Successful applicants will partner with full time deputies to patrol the roads, waterways, dunes and forests. Or working in dispatch or corrections to help [...]


Tuesday January 12 2016

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Coos Bay Man Arrested For Breaking Into Vehicle

Coos Bay Police responded to a 911 call from a person who believed a co-worker’s vehicle had just been broken into on Sunday, January 10th, in the downtown area. The caller was able to provide a location and description of the suspect. Police contacted 24-year-old Kyle Anthony Beltran of Coos Bay and during their investigation, [...]


Tuesday January 12 2016

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Red Cross Asking For Donations In January

January is National Blood Donor Month, and the American Red Cross encourages people to give blood to help maintain a sufficient blood supply for patients. Since 1970, National Blood Donor Month has been observed in January to honor blood and platelet donors, and to help increase donations during the winter months. Donors with all blood [...]


Monday January 11 2016

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Water Main Replacement In Simpson Heights

The Coos Bay-North Bend Water Board will begin construction of a new water main on Isabelle Avenue, Simpson Avenue and Park Avenue in North Bend during the week of January 11th. The anticipated completion date for this project is January 29th. For safety reasons, Park Avenue between Ferry Road and Simpson Avenue will be [...]


Monday January 11 2016

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