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No Injuries From Early Morning Fire On Libby Lane

The Coos Forest Protective Association responded to a fire on Libby Lane, approximately two miles west of Coos Bay at 1:30am on Friday morning. CFPA officials say the fire was human-caused, but the specific cause of the fire is still under investigation. The fire began in a four-year old timber stand and burned one third [...]


Friday August 19 2016

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Tasty Tomatoes Workshop in Myrtle Point

The Coos County Master Food Preservers invite everyone to a Tasty Tomatoes workshop on Saturday, August 27th from 10am to 2pm. Learn the basics of canning tomatoes and salsas, including how to assess family recipes for safety and other food preservation methods for tomatoes, including dehydration. Participants will get to take home a jar of [...]


Friday August 19 2016

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Sunken Vessel To Be Removed With Help From Grant

The Oregon State Marine Board has been awarded a $55,000 NOAA Marine Debris Removal grant to assist removing the fishing vessel Western from Coos Bay. The Western is a 69.9 foot long, 78 gross ton, wood-hulled vessel built in 1934. In January 2015, after breaking free from the mooring on the dock, and from anchor [...]


Friday August 19 2016

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Earthquake Early Warning System Grant For U of O

Oregon Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden have announced that the U.S. Geological Survey has awarded approximately $3.7 million to six universities, including the University of Oregon, to advance an earthquake early warning system along the West coast. The funding will help improve the “ShakeAlert” system that would give the public a few seconds to [...]


Thursday August 18 2016

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Fire Restrictions Increase To Level Three (Partial Shutdown)

Increased fire danger on forest lands has prompted the Coos Forest Protective Association to increase the fire prevention measures on industrial operations. Industrial Fire Precaution Level Three goes into effect on Wednesday, August 17th on all lands protected by the CFPA in fire zones CS-2, CS-4, CS-5, SK-1 and SK-2. CS-1 and CS-4 the coastal [...]


Wednesday August 17 2016

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Coast Guard Rescues Fishermen From Vessel McCalis

A fishing vessel home-ported in Charleston took on water Sunday, August 14th. The crew were rescued after abandoning ship. Coast Guard watch standers in North Bend received a mayday call from the 60-foot McCalis at 11:54am, located approximately 8 miles west of Cape Blanco. The crew reported their fishing vessel was taking on water through [...]


Tuesday August 16 2016

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Industrial Fire Restrictions Have Increased

Increased fire danger on forest lands has prompted the Coos Forest Protective Association to increase the fire prevention measures on industrial operations. Industrial Fire Precaution Level Two takes effect Monday, August 15th on all lands protected by the CFPA within Fire Zones CS-2 and SK-1 . The CFPA District Zones are:   CS-1 and CS-4 the [...]


Monday August 15 2016

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Summer Sing Fling With Sea Breeze Harmony Chorus

Women of all ages can have fun while singing in a capella harmony. The Sea Breeze Harmony Chorus presents their free Summer Sing Fling. It’s on Tuesday, August 9th at 6:30pm. Choral experience and music reading is helpful but not necessary. Sea Breeze Harmony is a non-profit organization; a chapter of the Sweet Adelines International.   Although [...]


Tuesday August 9 2016

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Body Of Ryan Merker Found After Month Of Searching

The body of 17-year-old Ryan Merker was recovered by divers on August 7th at 11am, approximately 120 feet from plane wreckage in about 55 feet of water. Merker was the last of the three passengers to be recovered from a plane crash that happened on July 4th about one half mile off-shore from Rainbow Rock [...]


Tuesday August 9 2016

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Waldport Man Dies In Head On Collision On Highway 101

Oregon State Police and emergency crews responded to a reported head-on collision between two vehicles on Sunday, August 7th at 8:45am. The collision occurred on Highway 101 north of Florence. The OSP investigation determined that a Honda compact vehicle operated by 92-year-old Eugene Earl Weigant of Waldport, was traveling north when it crossed the center [...]


Monday August 8 2016

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