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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 [...]
The Buzz On Biz In Coquille
The South Coast Development Council will be hosting their next “The Buzz on Biz” event at the Coquille Community Center on Wednesday, August 5th from 5:30 to 7:30p.m. Through the Business Retention and Expansion Project implemented by the South Coast Development Council in 2014, SCDC has identified several areas of assistance that local businesses are in [...]
Anglers Can Shape 2016 Sport Halibut Seasons
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is asking anglers and the public for input on the 2016 sport halibut seasons and regulations at two public meetings in August. Both meetings will be hosted by the ODFW and start at 6:30p.m. The locations are on Monday, August 3rd at the North Bend Library, 1800 Sherman Avenue. [...]
Man Presumed Drowned At Diamond Lake
According to the Douglas County Sheriff’s office, on July 25th at approximately 1240 hours, their 911 center received a call regarding a male subject who had reportedly jumped from a boat into the water at Diamond Lake and had not been seen again. Marine deputies began searching for the subject but they were unable to find [...]
More Than 600 Marijuana Plants Found; Two Arrests Made
The Coos Bay Police Department received information of possible code violations at a commercial building at 712 South 2nd Street in Coos Bay. While looking into the code violations, city personnel received information that there was possibly a large marijuana grow at that location. On July 21st, police contacted Joshua A. Galbraith and Carrie Jo Galbraith [...]
Line Break Shut Down Water In Siltcoos Recreation Corridor
Campers who are staying in Siuslaw National Forest campgrounds along the Siltcoos recreation corridor, 7 miles south of Florence, need to supply their own drinking water due of a break in an underground water line. The break was discovered July 21st, prompting the shutdown of flush toilets, showers and water faucets at recreation sites at [...]
Coos County Jail Reduces Bed Limit
Coos County Sheriff Craig Zanni has issued an order that, as of August 1st, the Coos County jail will go to a 49 jail bed limit until further notice. The Sheriff anticipates that this will be only temporary, possibly lasting 90 to 180 days. This decrease from the 98 bed limit is due to [...]
Coast Guard Swimmer Harrity Rescues Four From Lifeboat
A Coast Guard rescue swimmer swam 1,750 yards in 5-foot seas and 30-mph winds to rescue four people after their fishing vessel grounded near Cape Blanco. Petty Officer 2nd Class Darren Harrity individually pulled each fisherman in 57 degree water from their life raft to shore, where they were met by EMS. Watch standers at Coast [...]
Governor Orders Flags at Half-Staff
Oregon Governor Kate Brown has ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff at all public institutions from Tuesday, July 21 until sunset on Saturday, July 25 in honor of the victims of the Chattanooga shootings.
Pacific Power Warns of Phone Scam
Pacific Power is warning its customers and the public of a phone scam targeting utility customers in the Northwest where criminals posing as utility customer service agents are trying to get money and steal personal information. The fraud is occurring nationwide, but recent days have seen an upsurge in the Northwest. The thieves are using sophisticated [...]