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Three People Missing After Coast Guard Suspends Search

Three people remain missing after the Coast Guard suspended its search following 12 hours of looking for survivors of a downed aircraft near Brookings. Pilot John Belnap, his 17-year-old son and a 17-year-old friend, remain missing after the reported crash of a 1964 Cessna 172F. The Coast Guard search efforts included aircrews aboard an aircraft [...]


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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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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North Bend Men Arrested On Burglary And Theft Charges

North Bend Police responded to an activated alarm at 3682 Tremont Avenue in North Bend in the early morning hours of June 29th; a marijuana dispensary known as Stonies. Upon arrival, officers discovered an open door on the south side of the building and observed one male suspect in the building. When ordered by [...]


Wednesday June 29 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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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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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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Coquille Garden Tour To Benefit City Beautification

[ July 16, 2016; 9:00 AM; ] The 7th Annual Coquille Garden Tour is scheduled for July 16th. Enjoy touring the gardens and a chance to win a colorful hanging flower basket. Children’s activities will be at selected sites. Tickets are available online at ww.coquillegardentour.com or in person at Coquille Garden, Cedar Point Florist, Copper Goose Nursery, Farr’s True Value, Bully Garden [...]


Tuesday June 21 2016

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Oregon Triple A Reveals Top Driving Distractions

AAA reveals the top driving distractions as the “100 Deadliest Days” continue. Over the past five years, more than 5,000 people have been killed in crashes during the period from Memorial Day to Labor Day. As the summer driving season begins, Triple A of Oregon reports that nearly 60 percent of crashes involve distractions behind [...]


Wednesday June 15 2016

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Organization Seeking Host Families For Exchange Students

The ASSE International Student Exchange Programs, in cooperation with community high schools, is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries including Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Japan and others. ASSE students are enthusiastic and excited to experience American culture while they practice [...]


Wednesday June 15 2016

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