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Merkley To Hold Town Halls In January

[ January 7, 2016; 9:00 AM; ] Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley will hold town halls in Southern Oregon in early January. He will update constituents on his work in Washington, answer questions and invite suggestions about how to tackle the challenges facing Oregon and America.   “These town hall meetings are crucial to learning what is most important to Oregonians and how I [...]


Tuesday December 29 2015

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Coos River Hwy

Traffic Signals Installed On Coos River Highway

Temporary traffic signals have been installed on the first curve of the Coos River Highway between 10th Court and 12th Avenue. The city of Coos Bay reports that one traffic lane will be open for access through the curve, controlled by a traffic signal for possibly two months. Drivers are asked to slow to 25 [...]


Monday December 28 2015

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Southwest Boulevard Closure

The city of Coos Bay has reported that, due to a hillslide near Old Wireless Lane, Southwest Boulevard is closed to through traffic at Pennsylvania Avenue and at Libby Lane. Drivers are being asked to avoid Southwest Boulevard until the road debris is cleared. The Public Works Department anticipates the road to re-open at 2pm [...]


Monday December 28 2015

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Bandon Man In Custody On Assault Charges

Coos County Sheriff’s responded to a reported domestic assault in progress on Bear Head Mountain Road in Bandon on December 23rd. The 911 center received a call from a female who told dispatchers her adult brother, 31-year-old Sean P. Weborg of Bandon, was allegedly assaulting their mother and herself.   Sheriff’s learned there were multiple active [...]


Monday December 28 2015

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Update On Flood Warning And Winter Weather Advisory

The Flood Warning continues for the Coquille River at Coquille. At 9:30am on Thursday, December 24th, the stage was 23.1 feet (flood stage is 21 feet). Moderate flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecasted by the National Weather Service. The river is expected to fall below flood stage by Saturday afternoon.   The Winter Weather Advisory [...]


Thursday December 24 2015

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Gray Whale Fluking

Whale Watching Week Starts December 27th

[ December 31, 2015; 1:00 PM; 1:00 PM; ] Visitors to the Oregon coast can watch for migrating whales with trained volunteers during the annual winter Whale Watching Week from December 27th through the 31st, hosted by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. Volunteers with the Whale Watching Spoken Here program will be stationed at 24 sites from 10am to 1pm to help people [...]


Thursday December 24 2015

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Interstate 5: Snow On All Mountain Passes

The Oregon Department of Transportation reports that Interstate 5 travelers in southern Oregon will encounter snow on all mountain passes from the Siskiyou Pass at the California border, north to Canyonville. Expect reduced visibility, accumulating snowfall and temporary stops as ODOT maintenance crews clear I-5. Check chain requirements for each mountain pass before travelling, as [...]


Thursday December 24 2015

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Low Gas Prices Fuel Record Number Of Holiday Travelers

Triple A of Oregon reports that holiday travelers will enjoy the cheapest gas prices since 2008, and those low gas prices are helping to fuel a record number of travelers. Almost one in three Americans will take a trip this holiday season, with many expected to travel 50 miles or more from home between December [...]


Thursday December 24 2015

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Commercial Dungeness Crab Season To Open January 4th

[ January 4, 2016; 6:00 AM; ] Fishery managers with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife exercised caution in opening the crab season this year due to unusual levels of domoic acid found in crabs along Oregon’s southern coast. The delay allowed for additional testing to provide confidence that crab harvested are safe to consume.   “Along with the state agencies, [...]


Wednesday December 23 2015

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Winter Weather Advisory Issued

The National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory, in effect from 4pm on Wednesday, December 23rd through 4pm on Thursday, December 24th. Snow accumulations of 1 to 4 inches above 1500 feet, with up to a foot at higher elevations in the inland coastal ranges. Periods of light to moderate snow will persist through [...]


Wednesday December 23 2015

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