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Special Programs At South Slough Reserve

[ May 7, 2016; 10:00 AM; ] Estuary Explores Families in the Field:   Join the South Slough for a special program at the Charleston Marine Life Center on Saturday, May 7th from 10am to 12pm. Explore the amazing lives of marine mammals in this area. When the center opens at 11am they encourage families to stay and explore all of the [...]


Friday April 29 2016

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$16 Million Southwestern Building Closer To Goal

Bay Area Hospital, guided by its Board of Directors and local physicians affiliated with Southwest Oregon Independent Practice Association, (or DOCS), have joined together and announced their support and investment in the construction of a Health and Science Technology Building at the college. The action follows a challenge by Bay Area Hospital to the medical [...]


Wednesday April 27 2016

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ODFW Hosts Town Hall Meetings On 2017 Budget

[ May 4, 2016; 7:00 PM; 7:00 PM; 7:00 PM; 7:00 PM; 7:00 PM; 7:00 PM; ] The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is hosting a series of town hall meetings this month to gather public input on the proposed 2017-2019 budget. The budget will be presented for review and comments at the meetings listed below. All meetings will be held from 7 to 8:30pm. No major changes to the budget [...]


Wednesday April 27 2016

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41,000 Job Vacancies Reflect Stronger Economy

Businesses in Oregon reported 41,300 vacancies in the winter of 2016. That marks the first time job vacancies have exceeded 40,000, and reflects the rapid pace of job growth in the state. The Oregon Employment Department reports that health care and social assistance topped all industries with 9,400 vacancies in the winter. Leisure and hospitality [...]


Thursday April 21 2016

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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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