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Oregon Health Authority Issues Statewide Advisory On Bass Consumption

The Oregon Health Authority has issued a statewide advisory for bass consumption due to elevated levels of mercury found in fish tissue sampled across the state. The fish consumption advisory affects bass in all water bodies statewide, including river systems. Bass is the focus of the advisory because it is a resident species. It lives [...]


Thursday April 21 2016

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Oregon Gas Prices Less Expensive For Summer

Triple A of Oregon expects cheaper summertime pump prices. Record-high fuel demand, declining refinery production and rising oil costs are eventually pushing retail gas prices higher. For the week, the national average for regular unleaded increases to $2.11 a gallon. The Oregon average goes up three cents to $2.22 a gallon. Triple A expects prices [...]


Wednesday April 20 2016

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Coast Guard Suspends Search For Missing Swimmer

North Bend–After searching for over 12 hours, the Coast Guard has suspended its search for a swimmer who went missing Friday night. Coast Guard boat and air crews searched more than 100 square miles for a 20-year-old man whose friends reported they lost sight of him after he went [...]


Monday April 18 2016

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Bandon Man Charged With Assault

Coos County Sheriff’s responded to the Bandon Police Department on April 11th for a report of a dispute. Deputies met with the victim, who reported being in an altercation with her husband on Saturday night. The altercation reportedly resulted in some injuries on her forearm and leg. The victim also reported her husband, 43-year-old Gregory [...]


Friday April 15 2016

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Public Comments Solicited On DEQ Director

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Commission has appointed Pete Shepherd to serve as Interim Director. Shepherd will begin the position starting Wednesday, April 20th, until the Commission finishes a recruitment for the permanent DEQ director.The commission is soliciting comments from the public on proposed requirements and criteria for the recruitment of the permanent DEQ [...]


Friday April 15 2016

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Wind And High Surf Advisories Issued

A Wind Advisory now in effect until 5pm this afternoon. The National Weather Service reports southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 50 mph are possible. Gusts in excess of 60 mph are possible at higher elevations. Winds will increase with the strongest winds in the morning.   A High Surf Advisory is in effect [...]


Thursday April 14 2016

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Update #2: 881 Customers Without Power In Coos Bay, Myrtle Point, Coquille

As of 10:35am, approximately 881 customers are without electricity in Coos Bay, Coquille and Myrtle Point. The estimated time of restoration: as soon as possible. Repairs are underway right now. That number is down from 19,000 earlier this morning. Customers were without power starting late yesterday afternoon. Pacific Power reports that at 5:30pm, high winds [...]


Thursday April 14 2016

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Free Household Waste Collection in Reedsport

[ April 23, 2016; 10:00 AM; 10:00 AM; 10:00 AM; 10:00 AM; ] Residents may dispose of household hazardous waste items for free from 10am to 3pm on Saturday, April 23rd at the intersection of Fir Avenue and 7th Street in Reedsport. Items to be collected include aerosol cans, antifreeze, engine cleaners, fluorescent tubes, herbicides, household batteries, mercury products, motor oil, paint, pesticides, solvents, thermometers, weed killers and [...]


Wednesday April 13 2016

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Veresen Announces Submission Of Request For Rehearing To FERC

Veresen Incorporated announced today that Jordan Cove Energy Project and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline have submitted a request for rehearing of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s order denying their applications in March. The company was seeking two permits for authorization to construct and operate the Jordan Cove LNG terminal on Coos Bay’s North Spit as well [...]


Tuesday April 12 2016

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Phone Scam Alert

Coos County Sheriff’s Office Warns About Phone Scam

Over the last several weeks, the Coos County Sheriff’s Office has taken several fraud reports involving an IRS telephone scam.  The victims are receiving calls from subjects claiming to represent the IRS and claiming the victim is the subject of an IRS tax warrant.  The subjects are requesting payment in the form of gift cards.  [...]


Monday April 11 2016

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