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August 26th Meeting On Proposed Rule Restricting Smoking On Beaches

Proposed rules that would restrict smoking of tobacco products on the ocean shore recreation areas will be open for public comment through August 29th. Comments will be taken by email, and through public hearings in August. Rules that restrict smoking on Oregon state park properties were approved in February by the Oregon State Parks and [...]


Tuesday August 26 2014

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Merkley Pledges To Keep Fighting For Small Port Dredging Funds

Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley spoke at the recent Oregon Coast Economic Summit, highlighting his work for Oregon’s coastal communities and promising to keep pushing to maximize funds for small port dredging, a major driver of coastal economies and an important source of jobs. In a press release from August 22nd, it was noted that [...]


Monday August 25 2014

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Update On Missing NB Man; Found Alive And Safe

A missing North Bend man has been located and is alive and safe. On August 18th, Search and Rescue members with the help of 2 K-9 teams located 56-year-old Robert Peter Palmer in the area of Elk Point Road, off of Winchester Road, off of Highway 101. Mr. Palmer was alive but weak and [...]


Tuesday August 19 2014

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Police Search For Suspect’s Father After Shooting

The Coos County Sheriff’s office received several 911 calls regarding multiple gun shots at Bastendorf Beach during the early morning hours of August 19th. Upon arrival, deputies found at least five vehicles that had been shot. In one vehicle in the parking lot at the south jetty, the officers found the body of an adult [...]


Tuesday August 19 2014

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Oregon Triple A : Gas Prices Holding Steady

The national average is decreasing, but the Oregon average is holding steady. Triple A of Oregon reports that gas prices are decreasing or holding steady in most cities this week, despite conflicts in oil producing countries and declining domestic refinery production. The national average for unleaded goes down one-and-a-half cents this week to $3.47 [...]


Friday August 15 2014

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NWS: Red Flag Warning Issued

The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a Red Flag Warning, in effect from now until 5am on Tuesday, August 12th. A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire conditions are either occurring now or could occur shortly. Abundant lightning on existing dry fuels could cause numerous new fires. The Warning affects the South [...]


Monday August 11 2014

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Temporary Forest Service Road Closure

Reconstruction work on Forest Service road 53, Eckman Creek, one mile east of Waldport off Highway 34, will temporarily close to all traffic from now through September 15th. Alternate access can be achieved by Forest Service road 3462 Canal Creek, which is seven miles east on Highway 34. The work will involve reconstruction of an [...]


Friday August 8 2014

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Congress Passes Merkley Bill In Veterans Compromise

The Senate has passed compromise legislation to reform the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and improve veterans benefits, which includes a provision authored by Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley to expand educational benefits to spouses of service members who die in the line of the duty. The bill, which was passed by the House, will now go [...]


Wednesday August 6 2014

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CDABA’s 2nd Annual Art Fair In Reedsport

The 2nd Annual Art Fair will be held in old downtown Reedsport from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, September 20th. This event coincides with the local Battle of Bones cook off and contest and the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Mindpower Gallery. Artists, crafters, authors, photographers, and others who have original or hand [...]


Tuesday August 5 2014

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Columbia River Fall Salmon Seasons Start Friday

The Buoy 10 salmon fishery at the mouth of the Columbia River opens to coho and Chinook fishing this Friday, August 1st, and the 1.5 million Chinook salmon that are predicted to return to the mouth of the Columbia this year could set a record. The Buoy 10 fishery is the first Columbia River fishery that [...]


Wednesday July 30 2014

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