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Fatal Traffic Crash South Of Reedsport

Oregon State Police are continuing their investigation into February 10th’s single vehicle fatal traffic crash that occurred along Highway 101 south of Reedsport in Douglas County. On February 10th, at approximately 1:15pm, a vehicle driven by a 68-year-old male was traveling on Highway 101 between Kendall Estates Lane and Wildwood Road when it traveled [...]


Tuesday February 11 2014

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Commercial Smelt Fishing Starts Feb. 10th

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife reports that commercial smelt fishing will be permitted for 8 days on the Columbia River, on Mondays and Thursdays, February 10th through March 6th, from 7am to 2pm. After a three-year hiatus, smelt fishing is returning to the Columbia River and two of its tributaries. In a joint [...]


Monday February 10 2014

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OSP Weekend Arrests; No Fatalities

Preliminary information from the Oregon State Police indicates there were no fatal traffic crashes in Oregon during the big game weekend between 12:01am, Saturday February 1st, and 5:59am, Monday February 3rd. During the weekend, OSP troopers reported 43 DUI arrests, up from 31 reported arrests during last year’s big game weekend. Last year, two people [...]


Tuesday February 4 2014

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ODFW: Spring Chinook Seasons For Columbia River

Fishery managers from Oregon and Washington have set spring Chinook salmon seasons for the Columbia River. The Columbia River spring Chinook seasons are based on a forecast of 227,000 returning upriver spring Chinook. This compares to a 2013 actual upriver return of 123,100 and leaves a harvest guideline of 10,157 upriver fish for the sport [...]


Tuesday February 4 2014

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Master Gardener Classes In February And March

Anyone who is interested in improving their green thumb, consider the variety of gardening classes being offered to the public during the Coos County Master Gardener’s 2014 Training in February and March. Classes are open to drop-in participants and range from botany and entomology to landscaping, water conservation in the garden and sustainable gardening on the [...]


Friday January 31 2014

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SOLVE Registration Now Open

Oregonians are needed from across the state to celebrate almost three decades of spring beach cleanups on Saturday, March 22nd from 10am to 1pm. Since 1986, this tradition of twice-yearly beach cleanups has benefited people and wildlife, supporting clean seas and healthy communities for present and future generations. SOLVE encourages volunteers of all ages to [...]


Friday January 31 2014

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Burns Night Celebrates Centenary In Coos Bay

Coastal Celtic Society organizers were surprised to discover that its 12th annual Burns Night Celebration marks the 100th year since Burns Night was first celebrated in the Coos Bay Area. This year’s celebration has added some new features. The Society’s newly built curragh, a traditional Celtic boat, will be on display. Scottish country dancing [...]


Wednesday January 29 2014

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Thank You To Oregon Fire Fighters

Oregon State Fire Marshal Mark Wallace is encouraging communities across the state to honor the work of those in the fire service by organizing events or ceremonies for Fire Service Appreciation Day on Monday, January 27th. “Communities have opportunities to get involved and recognize the work and sacrifice of members of the Oregon fire service,” says [...]


Monday January 27 2014

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Reedsport Police Chief To be Sworn In

There will be a swearing in ceremony for the new Police Chief of Reedsport on Friday, January 24th. The event will be held at the Umpqua Discovery Center, 409 Riverfront Way in Reedsport. Duane Wisehart will be introduced and sworn in as the new Chief of Police at 9:30am, directly after the recognition of Sgt. [...]


Thursday January 23 2014

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Fire Service Appreciation Day Jan 27th

The State Fire Marshal, Mark Wallace, is encouraging communities across the state to honor the work of those in the fire service by organizing events or ceremonies for Fire Service Appreciation Day in Oregon which is Monday, January 27th. “Communities have many opportunities to recognize the work and sacrifice of members of the Oregon fire [...]


Tuesday January 21 2014

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