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Powers Recall Election September 29th
The Coos County Elections office has announced a recall election in the city of Powers. The election will be held on Tuesday, September 29th. The recall will target city councilors Joseph George, Jack McDaniel and Mearl McDaniel Junior. Enough signatures were collected to place the matter on the ballot. All active registered voters in Powers should [...]
Update: High Wind Warning Cancelled
The National Weather Service has announced the High Wind Warning has been cancelled. While winds will still remain breezy along the coast through much of Saturday, August 29th, the strongest winds have come to an end and no longer pose an immediate threat.
High Wind Warning And High Surf Advisory In Effect
The National Weather Service issued a High Wind Warning, remaining in effect until 2pm Saturday, August 29th. South to Southwest winds of 35 to 45 mph with possible gusts up to 60 mph are forecasted, remaining strong throughout the afternoon. Deep low pressure offshore will continue to bring strong winds to the coast and east side. [...]
Coos Bay School Board To Send Letters Following Report
After several work sessions, the Coos Bay School Board has agreed to send letters to complainants following the issuance of a report by investigator Jim Buck. Board members turned to the investigation after multiple complaints were filed against Superintendent Dawn Granger. The conflict began in April after staff changes at the high school. The board approved [...]
Bexsero Vaccine Available At Coos Health And Wellness
Bexsero is a two-dose vaccine that protects against meningitis type B. Due to the meningitis type B outbreak at University of Oregon in January 2015, Public Health officials strongly recommend vaccinations for current and incoming U of O students. Coos Health and Wellness is able to bill Oregon Health Plan (WOAH), Pacific Source, Blue Cross/Blue shield, [...]
Red Cross Holds Blood Drives In Bay Area
The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help prevent a blood shortage. Blood donations often decline in August as final summer vacations are planned and back-to-school activities increase. Donors with types AB, O negative, B negative and A negative blood are especially encouraged to donate. Plasma from [...]
Health Advisory Issued For Water Contact At Sunset Bay State Park Beach
The Oregon Health Authority has issued a public health advisory for high levels of bacteria in ocean waters at Sunset Bay State Park Beach. Samples of the water indicate higher-than-normal levels of fecal bacteria, which can result in diarrhea, stomach cramps, skin rashes, upper respiratory infections and other illnesses. Direct contact with the water, especially [...]
Final Update FBI Investigation Suspicious Letters
On July 27, 2015 multiple government offices received suspicious letters which drew concern they may be contaminated with hazardous materials. Hazardous material teams responded to these locations as well as investigators from multiple law enforcement agencies. Preliminary testing from the hazardous material teams could not detect any harmful substances. On July 28, investigators identified Lance T STORM, [...]
Reedsport Committee To Hold Special Meeting
The City of Reedsport’s Parks and Beautification Committee will be holding a special meeting at 3p.m. on Wednesday July 29th. On the agenda: to consider the permanent placement of a chainsaw carving statue in the public right-of-way. The meeting will be held at the Reedsport City Hall’s conference room, 451 Winchester Avenue. [...]
Highway 138 To Reopen East Of Glide Before 10a.m.
The Oregon Department of Transportation reports that Highway 138E (North Umpqua Highway) will reopen east of Glide before 10a.m. on Wednesday, July 29th. Pilot cars and/or flaggers will assist drivers through single-lane traffic control. Expect delays and intermittent closures throughout the day. The second lane will remain closed to aid clean-up efforts from the wildland [...]