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Flood Potential Due To Rain This Weekend
There will be a Flood Potential Outlook due to heavy rain and snow melt on streams and rivers in Coos, Curry, Douglas and Jackson counties. The National Weather Service reports that a series of systems will move through the area this weekend and through next week. The combination of recent heavy snow and periods of [...]
Mandatory Masking Policy At Bay Area Hospital
The South Coast region has seen a significant increase in influenza and flu-like illnesses. Therefore, Bay Area Hospital is implementing theri mandatory masking requirement. They have posted signs and are providing masks at all major entrances to the hospital. Non-immunized volunteers, physicians, contractors and the public will be required to wear a mask in all [...]
Jaws Of Life Used To Extricate Coos Bay Woman From Vehicle
Coos County Sheriff’s Deputies were assisted by Myrtle Point Fire and Ambulance in responding to Highway 242 (the Powers Highway), outside of Myrtle Point for the single vehicle injury accident. The operator of the vehicle, 58-year-old Peggy S. Fors of Powers, was uninjured. The 62-year-old female passenger, Lisa Bohanan of Coos Bay reportedly had severe [...]
National Weather Service Issues Freeze Warning For Thursday
The National Weather Service issued a Freeze Warning, going into effect at 10pm on Thursday, January 5th, through 10am on Friday. Overnight lows are forecasted to be 25 to 30 degrees. Locations include the entire southern Oregon coast including Reedsport, North Bend, Bandon, Port Orford, Gold Beach and Brookings.
Freeze Warning In Effect At 10pm Wednesday
The National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Warning–in effect starting at 10pm tonight through 10am on Thursday morning, January 5th. Overnight temperatures of 28 to 32 degrees. Locations include the entire southern Oregon coast; Reedsport, North Bend, Bandon, Port Orford, Brookings and Gold Beach.
Winter Weather Advisory Until 10am
A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 10am on Wednesday, January 4th. Snow accumulations overnight and morning totals of up to 3 inches in some areas. The snow will continue to taper off through this morning. Locations in the Advisory area include western Curry and Coos counties. Driving will be hazardous due to slushy [...]
Coos Bay Man Dies In Logging Accident
Coos County Sheriffs were dispatched to a call regarding a fatal logging accident on Bureau of Land Management timber lands off of Woodward Creek Road in Coquille on December 29th. At the site, a commercial logging contractor was in the process of thinning BLM timber lands. Sheriffs learned that an employee, 18-year-old Levi G. Gallo-Camacho [...]
Final Weekend For Whale Watching
Gray whales moving along the Oregon coast headed south to their winter feeding grounds off Baja California, Mexico. Trained volunteers are ready to help you spot the migrating whales during the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department annual winter Whale Watching Week, now through December 31st. Volunteers are stationed at 24 sites, from 10 to 1pm [...]
Free Fishing And Crabbing To Start New Year
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife wants to help anglers celebrate the new year with a free fishing weekend on December 31st and January 1st. This Saturday and Sunday, fishing, crabbing and clamming in Oregon will be free. That means no licenses, tags or endorsements are needed on those days. While many might not [...]
Crab Fleets Being Monitored By Coast Guard
Based on the most recent domoic acid results, the commercial Dungeness crab season is being opened on January 1st. The Coast Guard is monitoring the fishing fleet across the Oregon and Washington coasts to ensure safety and enforce laws and regulations. Coast Guard aircraft have conducted fly-overs of Oregon crab fishing grounds to monitor the [...]