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Kids Helping Kids Benefit Concert In Coos Bay

[ March 12, 2016; 2:00 PM; ] A concert is being held to raise awareness and funds to help youths in the community. In the 2014-2015 school year, there were 285 homeless students in the Coos Bay school district. 42% of those were unaccompanied youth, with no family help. For the current school year, that number is already over 300 and rising. [...]


Wednesday February 24 2016

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Oregon Coast Music Association Announces “Harmonicas in the Schools”

[ March 2, 2016; 6:30 PM; 6:30 PM; ] Gary Allegretto planted the seed last year, when the 4th graders of Coos County were each given a Hohner harmonica and taught how to play. With remaining funds from the Oregon Community Foundation, Banner Bank and the Coos Bay Lions, which provided “Harmonicas in the Schools” last Spring, the OCMA has enlisted Tommy Hogan to [...]


Tuesday February 23 2016

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Audit Finds Transition Services For Women Lacking

An audit released by the Oregon Secretary of State finds that transition services for female youth in state custody lag behind those available to males. While a transition program for young women exists as a pilot program, funding for the female-centered services are allocated only through mid-2017 and the program’s future is in question if [...]


Monday February 22 2016

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High Surf Advisory And High Wind Watch

The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Advisory, in effect from this morning through tonight at 10pm. Very high ocean swells of 17 to 21 feet are creating breaker heights of 22 to 27 feet. Large breakers this morning, continuing through tonight in Coos and Curry counties.   The NWS has also issued a High [...]


Thursday February 18 2016

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Star Of Hope Receives Grant

The Star of Hope, a non-profit organization in Coos Bay, has received a grant. It was created in 1964 to provide services to adults with developmental disabilities. The organization has been awarded a grant in the amount of $5,000.00 from the Storms Family Foundation in Portland.   Mr. Storms was involved in the lumber industry of Oregon, [...]


Thursday February 18 2016

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Class To Get Boater’s Education Card

The Coos Bay Power Squadron will be putting on their ABC Class, starting March 21st. This is the first class in the education series offered by the United States Power Squadron. The class is designed for new and existing boaters and meets the requirement to qualify to get the Oregon Boaters Education card, that is [...]


Wednesday February 17 2016

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Tsunami Blue Line Project Kicks Off March 11

Oregon is leading innovative tsunami wayfinding enhancements on the west coast with a project called the Tsunami Blue Line to purchase materials for local communities to mark tsunami evacuation routes and install new tsunami evacuation signs. The Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is coordinating the program and working with the Oregon Department of Geology [...]


Tuesday February 16 2016

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SeaPort Will Cease Service To North Bend In March

SeaPort Airlines, Incorporated will be ceasing operation of scheduled flights between Portland and North Bend in Oregon beginning on March 21st. Passengers who have purchased tickets for flights operating after March 20th will be contacted for a refund. Although SeaPort will no longer operate scheduled flights to Southwest Oregon Regional Airport, the company will still [...]


Tuesday February 16 2016

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Governor Helps Secure Funding For Dredging

The Army Corps of Engineers has allocated more than $85 million to support dredging this year for 12 ports in coastal Oregon. Governor Kate Brown, Oregon’s congressional delegation and local legislators secured this funding after a collaborative effort to ensure the state’s coastal economies can thrive.   “Oregon’s coastal communities have fought to ensure the state’s ports [...]


Monday February 15 2016

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Three People Rescued From Overturned Boat

The Coast Guard rescued three people after their boat overturned near the North Jetty in Charleston on Saturday, February 13th. At 8:55am, a watch stander at the Coast in Guard North Bend received a report of three people in the water at the Coos River entrance. The call came from a Coos County sheriff who [...]


Monday February 15 2016

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