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Coast Guard To Delay Newport Helicopter Closure

Oregon Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden and Congressman Kurt Schrader spoke with the Commandant of the Coast Guard and received assurance that the November 30th date previously set for the closure of the Newport helicopter facility would be extended to December 15th. The Coast Guard agreed that this additional time would allow for a [...]


Wednesday November 5 2014

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Open Enrollment Insurance Oregon Coos County

Insurance Open Enrollment November 15, 2014

Salem, Oregon Oct. 27, 2014: As open enrollment for 2015 health insurance plans approaches, the Department of Consumer and Business Services, Insurance Division, is providing information to consumers about how to choose the plan that best meets their health and financial needs. This guide focuses on the importance of shopping during open enrollment. The open enrollment [...]


Monday October 27 2014

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Merkley Visits With Leaders About Steps To Save Helicopter Facility

Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley visited Newport and met with local leaders to discuss the next steps for saving the Coast Guard helicopter facility. This visit was a chance for Merkley to hear directly from those impacted by this potential closure and talk about next steps that he can take in Washington to fight to reverse [...]


Monday October 27 2014

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Missing Person Found / Warrant Arrest Made

The Coos County Sheriff’s office responded to the end of Hinch Lane, South Slough Sanctuary, south of Coos Bay on the morning of October 22nd to a reported lost person. The subject, a 54-year-old female, had called 911 to report she had been out over night and was lost while mushroom picking. As a result of [...]


Thursday October 23 2014

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Kitzhaber Proclaims Oregon Forest Products Week

Governor John Kitzhaber has proclaimed that October 19th through 25th as Oregon Forest Products Week, to celebrate Oregon’s nation-leading role in sustainably produced wood and paper products. “The governor’s proclamation recognizes the importance of the forest sector to Oregon’s economy, and that they can help tackle the challenge of climate change,” said Paul Barnum, executive [...]


Tuesday October 21 2014

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Salmon Habitat Maps Discussed At Meeting

Changes in stream designations will affect state wetland and waterway permits. Staff from the Oregon Department of State Lands’ removal-fill permit program will present information, answer questions and take testimony at a public meeting on October 21st. The meeting will start at 10am at the Port of Coos Bay, Char​leston Marina Complex on Kingfisher Road [...]


Tuesday October 21 2014

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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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