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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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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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Lakeside Chili Cook Off To Benefit Community

The Lakeside Lions Club will be hosting a Chili Cook Off on Saturday, February 19th. The cost to enter will be $20. There are 20 spaces available and they hope to get 5 to 10 different fire departments in the southern coastal area to compete against each other. So anyone who thinks they have what [...]


Wednesday December 30 2015

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Frost Advisory And Freeze Watch

The National Weather Service has issued a Frost Advisory in effect from 2am to 8am on Thursday, December 31st. A Freeze Watch remains in effect from late Thursday night, December 31st through Saturday morning, January 1st. Temperatures are forecasted to be 33 to 36 Wednesday night into Thursday morning. 30 to 33 Thursday night and [...]


Wednesday December 30 2015

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Free Geology Lecture January 16th

[ January 16, 2016; 7:00 PM; ] Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Geology Lecture series continues with Dr. Douglas Toomey on Saturday, January 16th at 7pm with “The Cascadia Initiative and Earthquake Early Warning in the Pacific Northwest”. Dr. Toomey will focus on two themes: the Cascadia Initiative, a seismic and geodetic experiment studying megathrust earthquakes and other activity associated with the [...]


Tuesday December 29 2015

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Merkley To Hold Town Halls In January

[ January 7, 2016; 9:00 AM; ] Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley will hold town halls in Southern Oregon in early January. He will update constituents on his work in Washington, answer questions and invite suggestions about how to tackle the challenges facing Oregon and America.   “These town hall meetings are crucial to learning what is most important to Oregonians and how I [...]


Tuesday December 29 2015

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Traffic Signals Installed On Coos River Highway

Temporary traffic signals have been installed on the first curve of the Coos River Highway between 10th Court and 12th Avenue. The city of Coos Bay reports that one traffic lane will be open for access through the curve, controlled by a traffic signal for possibly two months. Drivers are asked to slow to 25 [...]


Monday December 28 2015

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Whale Watching Week Starts December 27th

[ December 31, 2015; 1:00 PM; 1:00 PM; ] Visitors to the Oregon coast can watch for migrating whales with trained volunteers during the annual winter Whale Watching Week from December 27th through the 31st, hosted by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. Volunteers with the Whale Watching Spoken Here program will be stationed at 24 sites from 10am to 1pm to help people [...]


Thursday December 24 2015

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Interstate 5: Snow On All Mountain Passes

The Oregon Department of Transportation reports that Interstate 5 travelers in southern Oregon will encounter snow on all mountain passes from the Siskiyou Pass at the California border, north to Canyonville. Expect reduced visibility, accumulating snowfall and temporary stops as ODOT maintenance crews clear I-5. Check chain requirements for each mountain pass before travelling, as [...]


Thursday December 24 2015

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