Public Service Announcements

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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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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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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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Fire Season Begins Friday, June 24th At 12:01 am

The Coos Forest Protective Association announces that fire season will officially begin at 12:01 am Friday, June 24th. The start of fire season means the end of unregulated outside burning for rural Coos, Curry and western Douglas County residents. The outside burning of debris piles and the use of burn barrels will be prohibited. Under Oregon [...]


Thursday June 23 2016

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Helping Children Hear Well–Now Into Adulthood

Coos Health and Wellness advises that hearing plays an essential role in speech and language development, communication and social development. Even a small amount of hearing loss can have profound, negative effects on a child’s current and future quality of life. Without proper intervention, children with mild to moderate hearing loss do not perform as [...]


Wednesday June 22 2016

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Free Outdoor Concerts In Reedsport

The Riverfront Rhythms concert series is being presented for the summer of 2016. These are free outdoor concerts held at the Umpqua Discovery Center at 409 Riverfront Way. Here is the schedule:   * June 23rd—Done Deal—playing contemporary dance rock from the 60s to today.   * July 7th—Hot Wax—playing Doo Wop, 50s to 80s   * July 26th—234 Army Band [...]


Wednesday June 22 2016

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Tots, Tide pools, Kayaks, Canoes And More At South Slough

On Saturday, July 2nd, the South Slough will offer a program that focuses on life in the intertidal zone. From 10-11 am toddlers and their families will learn about critters that can be found on local docks and tide pools through interactive activities. Meet at the South Slough Interpretive Center. Call 541-888-5558 est. 121 [...]


Tuesday June 21 2016

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