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Renew Vehicle Tags Online
Under a new Oregon law that took effect January 1st, when renewing a registration online at OregonDMV.com, print the online receipt and drive immediately. Police can accept the online receipt as proof of registration payment in a traffic stop up to 30 days after that renewal. New tags usually arrive by mail in 3-5 business [...]
Triple A: Gas Prices Lowest Since 2009
The national average for regular unleaded gasoline is approximately $2 per gallon. Oregon’s 2015 average is at it’s lowest since 2006. Drivers around the country paid around $2, while prices on the West Coast have remained elevated due to refinery issues. For the week, the national average falls to $1.99 while Oregon’s average falls two [...]
High Visibility Enforcement Results In Curry County
The Curry County Sheriff’s Office participated in a High Visibility Enforcement Grant over the Christmas/New Year’s holiday. During that time, Curry County Deputies made 19 traffic stops, made one DUI arrest, conducted 3 DUI investigations, gave 16 traffic involved warnings, and wrote 1 traffic related citation. Deputies also made 2 field contacts that were [...]
High Surf Advisory Starts January 5th 10am
The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Advisory, in effect from 10am on Tuesday, January 5th through to 4am on Wednesday, January 6th. West swells of 14 to 18 feet are forecasted, producing breaker heights of 20 to 24 feet. The surf will build in the morning then likely peak during the [...]
Coast Guard Assists During Crab Season Opening
The Coast Guard assisted the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife patrol the waters of the Pacific Northwest during the pre-soak period of the commercial Dungeness Crab season, which opened January 4th. There are an estimated 425 Oregon permitted vessels expected to participate in crabbing. Although the Dungeness Crab season will remain open through the [...]
Update: Lane Community College Closed January 4th
Lane Community College closed for the day and evening, all locations–updated as of Monday, January 4th at 9:15am.
Input Sought For Indian Creek Watershed Restoration
The Siuslaw National Forest is soliciting input on a proposed restoration project within the 30,800-acre Indian Creek Watershed near Florence. The public can learn more about the project and provide comments during a meeting from 6 to 7:30pm on Thursday, January 21st, at the Mapleton Grange, 10880 East Mapleton Road. The Indian Creek Landscape Management Project [...]
Freeze Watch Upgraded To Freeze Warning
The National Weather Service has upgraded the Freeze Watch to a Freeze Warning, in effect from 2am Friday, January 1st through to 8am Saturday, January 2nd.
Washington Man Fatally Hit By Vehicle In North Bend
North Bend Police responded to a report of an automobile striking a pedestrian on Tremont Avenue south of the wood chip terminal near the city limits on Thursday, December 31st at 1:35am. Upon arrival, police discovered the deceased, 63-year-old Brian Merz of Bellingham, Washington. The victim was reportedly observed by an operator of a Department [...]
Recreational Marijuana Tax Begins January 4th
Marijuana dispensaries will begin collecting a 25% tax on the retail price of recreational marijuana products starting January 4th. Dispensaries started selling non-taxable limited recreational marijuana products such as seeds, leaves, flowers and non-flowering plants to those 21 or older on October 1st. House Bill 2041 authorized the tax that begins on January 4th and [...]