State News

K-DOCK 92.9

Funding Dredging Operations At Oregon’s Ports

Oregon’s Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has funded dredging operations at Oregon’s ports. As a result, Oregon’s ports will receive $19 million more in assistance – $4.2 million of it to six small ports that would have otherwise received $0 in federal funding. The new funding [...]


Tuesday March 11 2014

0 comments

Read More

K-DOCK 92.9

Wave Energy Developer Stops OR. Project

Ocean Power Technologies has scrapped plans to build the nation’s first large-scale wave energy project off the Oregon coast. They say the costs were too high to make it work. The anticipated project would have placed a flotilla of 100 energy-producing buoys, each about the size of a school bus, in the waves off the [...]


Thursday March 6 2014

0 comments

Read More

K-DOCK 92.9

Oregon Unemployment Rate Down

Oregon’s unemployment rate stayed at 7.0 percent in January, compared with 7.1 percent in December. According to the Oregon Employment Department, the rate was substantially down from its January 2013 level of 8.3 percent. Oregon’s unemployment rate has been trending down over the past four and a half years. The number of Oregonians who were [...]


Wednesday March 5 2014

0 comments

Read More

K-DOCK 92.9

CPS Removes Two Children From Powers Home

Detectives from the South Coast Interagency Narcotics Team served a search warrant at the residence of David Brewer on Salmon Creek Road in Powers. A quantity of marijuana was seized and two endangered children were removed from the residence by Child Protective Services due to access to marijuana and the living conditions. Charges [...]


Tuesday March 4 2014

0 comments

Read More

K-DOCK 92.9

New Oregon State Parks Guide Available

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department announces the launch of the new Oregon State Parks Guide, a full-color, magazine-style brochure featuring detailed information about more than 200 of the state’s most popular campgrounds, day-use areas, trails, bikeways, and heritage sites. The guide has been updated for 2014, with revised or expanded listings for each property, [...]


Thursday February 27 2014

0 comments

Read More

K-DOCK 92.9

North Bend Students Win “Mathcounts” Contest

A team of “Mathletes” from North Bend Middle School won the regional Mathcounts competition on February 20th at the Boys and Girls Club in Coos Bay. Members of the winning team are: James Farlow, Shelby Pallo, Tana Hiigel, and Alexander Cheslock. North Bend was coached by John Stiegeler. The team will now [...]


Wednesday February 26 2014

0 comments

Read More

K-DOCK 92.9

ODFW: Shooting Ranges Apply For Grants Through March 17

[ February 24, 2014 6:00 PM to March 17, 2014 5:00 PM. ] Non-profit shooting ranges based in Oregon may apply for a cost-share grant to improve their facilities. The deadline to apply is 5pm on March 17th. The application can be found online at http://www.dfw.state.or.us/education/hunter/range_development.asp The ODFW grants $80,000 to Oregon shooting ranges each year. Last year’s grants were used to help Douglas Ridge Rifle Club in Eagle [...]


Monday February 24 2014

0 comments

Read More

K-DOCK 92.9

Committee Seeks Names For Memorial

The Charleston Fishermen’s Memorial Committee is seeking names of individuals who were lost at sea, or have worked in the fishing industry, to be listed on the memorial at the Charleston Marina. The deadline for sending applications is Monday, March 17th. Application forms are available at the Port of Coos Bay’s Charleston Marina office, 63534 Kingfisher [...]


Monday February 17 2014

0 comments

Read More

K-DOCK 92.9

Pedestrian Injured In Vehicle Crash on Hwy 42

Oregon State Police are investigating a serious injury pedestrian-involved traffic crash that occurred on February 16th Highway 42 in Douglas County. According to reports, 27-year-old Sean Moylan, was walking with his dog going eastbound on the westbound shoulder of Highway 42 near Winston in Douglas County. Moylan had reportedly let go of the dog [...]


Monday February 17 2014

0 comments

Read More

K-DOCK 92.9

Myrtle Point Waste Water Plant Inundated

Due to recent rainfall, the city of Myrtle Point’s waste water plant was inundated by a surge of storm water from inflow and infiltration into the sewage collection system. The waste water plant does not have the capacity to treat the amount of storm water that infiltrated the sewage collection system and therefore waste water was [...]


Wednesday February 12 2014

0 comments

Read More