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Concert Band Plays Tribute To American Composers

[ March 17, 2016; 7:30 PM; 7:30 PM; ] The Bay Area Concert Band will perform a concert featuring American composers on Thursday, March 17th. The concert will be held at the North Bend Presbyterian Church on Pony Creek Road in North Bend, starting at 7:30 with Steve Simpkins conducting. Dan McGraw will be the guest conductor.   The American songs will include, [...]


Tuesday March 8 2016

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Crash On Highway Six Miles South Of North Bend

A crash has occurred on Highway 540, the Cape Arago Highway. The Oregon Department of Transportation reports the crash is about 6 miles South of North Bend, with an estimated delay of under 20 minutes. An update by ODOT at 8:40am confirms that a three vehicle crash is partially blocking the highway. Traffic is being [...]


Thursday March 3 2016

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Governor Brown Signs Bill To Raise Minimum Wage

Governor Kate Brown has signed Senate Bill 1532, increasing the minimum wage in Oregon yesterday morning. The minimum wage will be raised to nearly $15 in six years, through a three-tiered system that has not been tried anywhere else in the country.   President Obama said Congress needs to follow Oregon’s example and raise the federal minimum [...]


Thursday March 3 2016

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Leaven No Trace Needs Volunteers

Cleaning up trash in Coos County. Picking up used tires, bags of trash and more is what ‘Leaven No Trace’ is doing to beautify the area. But volunteers are needed. Call Ray Block at 404-9734 to learn how to help gather discarded car parts, furniture, recyclables and assorted trash.   So far, Ray has removed 16 tons [...]


Wednesday March 2 2016

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Application Deadline For Oregon Promise Is March 1st

The Oregon Promise provides grants to new high school and GED recipients who will begin community college classes this Fall. To qualify, students must finish their GED between March 1st and August 30th. Students must enroll in community college by Fall of 2016 and be enrolled at least half time (6 or more credit hours) [...]


Tuesday March 1 2016

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Coquille Chocolate Fantasy Awards Banquet

Every year, Coquille awards outstanding volunteers, businesses and other special people at an awards banquet hosted by the Coquille Chamber of Commerce. At this year’s Chocolate Fantasy Awards Banquet, February 27th at the Coquille Community Center at 6pm, Chamber awards will be given for Volunteer, Citizen and Business of the Year and a special youth [...]


Friday February 26 2016

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Meeting To Discuss Coquille Valley Wildlife Plan

Staff with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will share a draft management plan for the new Coquille Valley Wildlife Area on Wednesday, March 2nd at the Owens Building, 201 North Adams Street, Coquille from 7 to 8pm. The five-year plan will guide management actions on the 580-acre wildlife area. The draft plan calls [...]


Friday February 26 2016

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IRS Urges To Choose Tax Preparers Wisely

Many Oregonians choose to seek assistance in preparing their taxes. The Oregon Department of Revenue urges residents to choose tax return preparers wisely. The DOR states that taxpayers are responsible for information on income tax returns, no matter who prepares your return. Here are tips to keep in mind when choosing a tax preparer:   1. [...]


Friday February 26 2016

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Sharing The Coast Conference Starts March 4th

The 8th annual Sharing the Coast Conference is coming to Coos Bay March 4th through the 6th. The public is invited to learn about coastal science and natural history at Southwestern Oregon Community College.   It is a collaboration between the CoastWatch program of the Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition and the Northwest Aquatic and Marine Educators. The [...]


Thursday February 25 2016

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Coos Bay Library Offers Free Foreign Film

The “Friday Foreign Film” series at Coos Bay Library continues on Friday, March 11th with a documentary from Cambodia called, “The Missing Picture”. Director Rithy Panh uses handmade clay figurines and detailed dioramas to recount the lives of Panh’s family at the hands of the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia in 1975.   The Cambodian-born director has [...]


Wednesday February 24 2016

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