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Missing Person – Rodney Virell

Rodney Virell Coos County Sheriff’s Office: On December 31st, 2015, just prior to dark, Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputies located the vehicle of interest in regards to their missing person, 72 year old Rodney Virell. The vehicle was found near mile post 37, Hwy 42, on a side road just off the highway along the Coquille [...]


Friday January 1 2016

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ODOT Traffic Cam Gives View Of Highway 42 Slide (Update)

Contract crews continue to clean up debris from a massive landslide that closed Highway 42.  About 300,000 cubic yards of mud, rock and other materials moved toward the river and buckled the roadway on December 23rd. The slide is located east of Myrtle Point at the Coos/Douglas County line. Traffic moving to the coast from I-5 and vice [...]


Thursday December 31 2015

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Input Sought For Indian Creek Watershed Restoration

The Siuslaw National Forest is soliciting input on a proposed restoration project within the 30,800-acre Indian Creek Watershed near Florence. The public can learn more about the project and provide comments during a meeting from 6 to 7:30pm on Thursday, January 21st, at the Mapleton Grange, 10880 East Mapleton Road.   The Indian Creek Landscape Management Project [...]


Thursday December 31 2015

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Freeze Watch Upgraded To Freeze Warning

The National Weather Service has upgraded the Freeze Watch to a Freeze Warning, in effect from 2am Friday, January 1st through to 8am Saturday, January 2nd.  


Thursday December 31 2015

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Washington Man Fatally Hit By Vehicle In North Bend

North Bend Police responded to a report of an automobile striking a pedestrian on Tremont Avenue south of the wood chip terminal near the city limits on Thursday, December 31st at 1:35am. Upon arrival, police discovered the deceased, 63-year-old Brian Merz of Bellingham, Washington. The victim was reportedly observed by an operator of a Department [...]


Thursday December 31 2015

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Recreational Marijuana Tax Begins January 4th

Marijuana dispensaries will begin collecting a 25% tax on the retail price of recreational marijuana products starting January 4th. Dispensaries started selling non-taxable limited recreational marijuana products such as seeds, leaves, flowers and non-flowering plants to those 21 or older on October 1st. House Bill 2041 authorized the tax that begins on January 4th and [...]


Thursday December 31 2015

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South Jetty Crab Dock Closed To Public

The crabbing dock along South Jetty Road, south of Florence, has been closed due to unsafe conditions. Persistent rains have eroded and destabilized the access trail from the parking lot to the dock, prompting the closure from Siuslaw National Forest and Lane County Parks officials.   Officials are reviewing the damage, but have not determined how soon [...]


Thursday December 31 2015

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Possible Theft Ring Discovered In Reedsport

Three suspects in a theft ring are in custody today after the recovery of two stolen vehicles in separate incidents. Police say a stolen Ford Explorer taken from a residential area the night before was located yesterday morning in Reedsport. Police Chief Duane Wisehart reportedly found two people inside the vehicle after it was stopped [...]


Wednesday December 30 2015

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One Lane Of Highway 42 Possibly Open By January 6th or 7th

Highway 42 is still closed but could partially re-open by next week. Gary Leaming, with the Oregon Department of Transportation, reports that since December 23rd, a massive land slide caused the closure of Highway 42, near the Douglas county line. Leaming says that travelers have been using Highways 38 or 199 for east-west travel from [...]


Wednesday December 30 2015

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New Alarm Ordinance Goes Into Effect January 1st

The Coos County Sheriff’s office and Coos County Commissioners have adopted changes in the County Alarm Ordinance that will take effect Friday, January 1st. This ordinance will affect all County residents in the unincorporated areas of Coos County that have residential, business and panic alarms and those planning on purchasing any of these types of [...]


Wednesday December 30 2015

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