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High Wind Warning Issued For March 23rd

The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning in effect from 5p.m. on Monday, March 23rd, through 5a.m. on Tuesday, March 24th. Winds from the south are forecasted at 40 to 45 mph with gusts up to 65 mph. Winds will increase Monday afternoon, reaching a peak by Monday night then diminishing by Tuesday [...]


Monday March 23 2015

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North Bend Medical Center To Be Smoke-Free May 1st

More comprehensive tobacco policies at North Bend Medical Center will be initiated on May 1st. The new policies will prohibit cigarettes and all other smoking products, including e-cigarettes and other nicotine delivery products, from being used on properties owned and operated by North Bend Medical Center. With guidance and support from local health leaders, North [...]


Wednesday March 11 2015

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Curry County Police Investigating Pursuit Involving Officer Shooting

Oregon State Police report that shortly after 11p.m., on Sunday, March 8th, a Brookings Police Department officer attempted to stop a silver, 1982 Honda Civic, for a traffic violation in Brookings. The vehicle fled north on Highway 101 from Brookings until it turned west on House Rock View Point Road, which dead ends. As two [...]


Monday March 9 2015

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Devillers Sentenced On Heroin Charges

Andrew Rust Devillers has been sentenced on three counts of Unlawful Possession of Heroin and one count of Unlawful Delivery of Heroin. The sentence flows from three incident dates: On May 23d, 2014 a Coos Bay Police officer observed a white Cadillac near the empire boat works. The of officer contacted the occupant, Andrew Devillers. [...]


Thursday March 5 2015

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Fish Screening Task Force Candidates Being Sought

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is looking for candidates to represent fishing and fish conservation interests on the Fish Screening Task Force. Applications are due March 10th. The ODFW Fish Screening Program helps water users install and maintain fish screens to prevent fish from entering water diversions. The Task Force advises ODFW on [...]


Monday March 2 2015

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Library Book Sale Offers One Free Book To Each Child

Get your money’s worth at the annual Langlois Library Friends book sale on Saturday, February 28th. It’s from 9a.m. to 4p.m. at the Langlois Lions Hall on Floras Lake Loop Road–just west of Highway 101. They have a huge selection of books with many of the library staff to assist with ideas and [...]


Friday February 27 2015

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Shed Hunt Responsibly To Protect Big Game

This time of year many Oregonians are outdoors looking for shed antlers. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife reports that Oregon’s male deer and elk naturally shed their antlers at this time of year–only to regrow them in spring and summer. Buck deer usually shed theirs from late December through March, and bull elk from [...]


Friday February 27 2015

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Coast Guard Terminates Fishing Vessel Voyage Off Oregon Coast

While on patrol off the coast of Winchester Bay, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Cuttyhunk terminated the voyage of a fishing vessel for concerns regarding safety gear found during an at-sea boarding on February 23rd. The three member crew, who were fishing for crab aboard the 39-foot vessel “Dusky”, was safely escorted to [...]


Thursday February 26 2015

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Southwestern Oregon Preppers To Hold Meeting In Coquille

The Southwestern Oregon Preppers will hold a meeting on Saturday, February 21st at the Coquille Valley Traditional Skills Center, 61 North First Street. The main topic will be “Introduction to Primitive Skills”. Learn how to use things found in nature. The SWOP meeting will start with a question and answer period before the main [...]


Friday February 20 2015

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Oregon Chub Removed From Endangered Species List

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announces that the Oregon chub has become the first fish in the United States to be taken off the federal Endangered Species List as the result of population recovery. The Fish and Wildlife Service announced the de-listing during a ceremony at Finley National Wildlife Refuge near Corvallis, which [...]


Thursday February 19 2015

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