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Driver Cited After Injury Traffic Crash On Highway 101 North Of Florence

Two people were injured the morning of October 16th in a collision between a transport van and passenger car on Highway 101 north of Florence. Oregon State Police investigated the crash and cited the transport van’s driver. On October 16th at about 7am, a vehicle driven by Ronald G. Taves, from Yachats, was traveling north [...]


Friday October 17 2014

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New Historic Marker In Reedsport

A new interpretive historical marker has been installed at a Reedsport wayside along Highway 101 about one half mile north of Reedsport. The new Jedediah Smith Historical Marker documents Smith’s contributions to mapping the Oregon Territory for future generations. The new marker also corrects historical and cultural inaccuracies with help from the Confederated Tribes of [...]


Friday October 17 2014

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Great Oregon Shakeout October 16th

The threat is serious in Oregon where offshore earthquakes can be similar to the Japanese earthquake and tsunami in 2011, and onshore earthquakes can strike at any time. The Oregon Office of Emergency Management urges Oregonians to prepare now, have an emergency plan for earthquakes and build an emergency kit. Many people can get seriously [...]


Wednesday October 15 2014

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October 15th Deadline For ODFW Comments

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking comments from the public on a request to waive fish passage requirement for an existing dam on Lower Pony Creek and to amend an existing waiver for a second dam on Upper Pony Creek, both near Coos Bay. The Coos Bay North Bend Water Board has [...]


Tuesday October 14 2014

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Five People Rescued By Coast Guard

A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued five people stuck on the rocks in Fogarty Creek near Depoe Bay on October 11th. The crew from the Coast Guard air facility in Newport arrived on scene and ferried the people to shore where they were met by ground crews including Coast Guard Station Depoe Bay crew members and [...]


Monday October 13 2014

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Update: Fatal Traffic Crash On Highway 126W Near Veneta

Oregon State Police are continuing their investigation into a single vehicle traffic crash along Highway 126W near Veneta, that occurred on October 10th, turning fatal after the victim was taken to a hospital. The name of the victim has been released. According to reports, on October 10th, a vehicle driven by 80-year-old Jerry J.B. Howell, from [...]


Saturday October 11 2014

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BLM Announces Fee-Free Days for 2015

The Bureau of Land Management, in conjunction with other agencies in the Department of the Interior, will waive recreation-related fees for visitors to the National System of Public Lands on four occasions in 2015 — Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 19th), Presidents’ Day weekend (February 14th), National Public Lands Day (September 26th), and Veterans [...]


Friday October 10 2014

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Governor Proclaims October Fire Prevention Month

At the request of the Oregon State Fire Marshal to expand Fire Prevention Week into Fire Prevention Month, Governor John Kitzhaber has proclaimed October as Oregon Fire Prevention Month. Oregon’s theme mirrors the national theme – Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives! Test Yours Every Month! “Responsibility for fire safety begins at home,” said State Fire Marshal [...]


Thursday October 9 2014

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ODFW Asks Public To Comment On 2015 Groundfish And Sport Halibut Seasons

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is asking sport anglers to comment and help shape the 2015 Pacific halibut and groundfish seasons during a meeting in Coos Bay tonight. “This is an opportunity for sport anglers to provide their input on proposed changes to the Pacific halibut catch sharing plan and sport groundfish regulations for [...]


Thursday October 9 2014

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Man Arrested For Unlawful Use Of Weapon

Coos County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call about a dispute between two neighbors over one neighbor’s dogs allegedly killing another’s sheep in the Ridge Road area, north of North Bend. During the investigation police was learned that 55-year-old Adam Hecht, had confronted his neighbor, 77-year-old Fred Joseph Miller at his house with [...]


Tuesday October 7 2014

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