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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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Flood Warning Continues For Coquille River

The National Weather Service reports the Flood Warning continues for the Coquille River at Coquille. At 9:30am on Tuesday, December 22nd, the stage was 22.2 feet. (flood stage is 21 feet). Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecasted. The NWS says the river is expected to crest at 22.9 feet on the night [...]


Tuesday December 22 2015

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Events At North Bend Library

[ January 16, 2016; 1:00 PM; 1:00 PM; 1:00 PM; 1:00 PM; 1:00 PM; ] The North Bend Library will feature three events in January. All are monthly activities that the library will be hosting throughout 2016:   Reading Wednesdays will be in the library's Conference Room on Wednesday, January 13th from 2 to 3pm. This book club will be meeting once a month throughout 2016. The January book is "A Gathering [...]


Tuesday December 22 2015

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NWS Issues High Surf Advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Advisory, in effect from 5pm on Tuesday, December 22nd, until 4am on Thursday, December 24th. West swells of 18 to 20 feet are forecasted to produce breaking waves of 22 to 24 feet. Waves of this magnitude are very powerful. They will easily wash people, large [...]


Tuesday December 22 2015

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Coast Guard Helicopter Stays For Two More Years

Oregon Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden announced that the Senate has passed legislation ensuring the rescue helicopter in Newport will continue to operate at least through 2017. Wyden said,”The Newport helicopter is a literal life-saver that I’m fighting hard to keep as a vital protection for the Oregon coast’s residents and visitors. Making sure [...]


Monday December 21 2015

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Additional Police Deployed Searching For Impaired drivers

Coos County Law Enforcement have deployed additional police officers for the Christmas and New Years holidays to crack down on drunk drivers. From now through January 6th, the Coos Bay Police Department, with other local law enforcement agencies, will have additional police officers patrolling the streets in search of impaired drivers over the holiday.   The deployment [...]


Monday December 21 2015

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Flood Warning For Coquille River

The National Weather Service reports a Flood Warning continues for the Coquille River at Coquille. At 5:30pm on Sunday, December 20th, the stage was 22.3 feet (flood stage is 21 feet). Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast. The river will continue to fall to just below flood stage by Monday night, but [...]


Monday December 21 2015

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