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Whale Watching Volunteer Training

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking volunteers to help the public spot whales as part of its Whale Watching Spoken Here program.   The program places trained volunteers at 24 whale-watching sites along the Oregon coast each year during winter and spring watch weeks, when Gray whales migrate to and from Alaska. This year, the [...]


Friday November 7 2014

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Applications Being Accepted For New ODF+W Director

Applications are now being accepted for a new director for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. The ODF+W Commission is conducting a national search to fill the agency’s top position. “We’re looking for an exceptional leader for the department,” said Commission Chair Bobby Levy. “ODFW’s wide-ranging responsibilities touch so many people–the next [...]


Friday November 7 2014

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Two teenagers die in Highway 126 crash

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Thursday morning’s single vehicle traffic crash that resulted in the death of two people and injuries to three others on Highway 126W east of Florence. The names of the deceased are released in this update and other juvenile occupant names will be withheld.   November 6, 2014, at [...]


Thursday November 6 2014

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Pacific Power Matching Contributions To HEAT Oregon 2-for-1

Helping your neighbors and their families stay warm just got easier. Pacific Power will match every dollar donated to HEAT Oregon with two dollars more. Contribution envelopes are coming with the November mailing or help neighbors by arranging monthly donations online. “This generous pledge by Pacific Power will greatly boost our efforts to help Oregonians facing [...]


Thursday November 6 2014

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Coast Guard To Delay Newport Helicopter Closure

Oregon Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden and Congressman Kurt Schrader spoke with the Commandant of the Coast Guard and received assurance that the November 30th date previously set for the closure of the Newport helicopter facility would be extended to December 15th. The Coast Guard agreed that this additional time would allow for a [...]


Wednesday November 5 2014

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Open Enrollment Insurance Oregon Coos County

Insurance Open Enrollment November 15, 2014

Salem, Oregon Oct. 27, 2014: As open enrollment for 2015 health insurance plans approaches, the Department of Consumer and Business Services, Insurance Division, is providing information to consumers about how to choose the plan that best meets their health and financial needs. This guide focuses on the importance of shopping during open enrollment. The open enrollment [...]


Monday October 27 2014

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Merkley Visits With Leaders About Steps To Save Helicopter Facility

Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley visited Newport and met with local leaders to discuss the next steps for saving the Coast Guard helicopter facility. This visit was a chance for Merkley to hear directly from those impacted by this potential closure and talk about next steps that he can take in Washington to fight to reverse [...]


Monday October 27 2014

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Missing Person Found / Warrant Arrest Made

The Coos County Sheriff’s office responded to the end of Hinch Lane, South Slough Sanctuary, south of Coos Bay on the morning of October 22nd to a reported lost person. The subject, a 54-year-old female, had called 911 to report she had been out over night and was lost while mushroom picking. As a result of [...]


Thursday October 23 2014

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Kitzhaber Proclaims Oregon Forest Products Week

Governor John Kitzhaber has proclaimed that October 19th through 25th as Oregon Forest Products Week, to celebrate Oregon’s nation-leading role in sustainably produced wood and paper products. “The governor’s proclamation recognizes the importance of the forest sector to Oregon’s economy, and that they can help tackle the challenge of climate change,” said Paul Barnum, executive [...]


Tuesday October 21 2014

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Salmon Habitat Maps Discussed At Meeting

Changes in stream designations will affect state wetland and waterway permits. Staff from the Oregon Department of State Lands’ removal-fill permit program will present information, answer questions and take testimony at a public meeting on October 21st. The meeting will start at 10am at the Port of Coos Bay, Char​leston Marina Complex on Kingfisher Road [...]


Tuesday October 21 2014

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