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Oregon Triple A Reveals Top Driving Distractions

AAA reveals the top driving distractions as the “100 Deadliest Days” continue. Over the past five years, more than 5,000 people have been killed in crashes during the period from Memorial Day to Labor Day. As the summer driving season begins, Triple A of Oregon reports that nearly 60 percent of crashes involve distractions behind [...]


Wednesday June 15 2016

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Organization Seeking Host Families For Exchange Students

The ASSE International Student Exchange Programs, in cooperation with community high schools, is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries including Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Japan and others. ASSE students are enthusiastic and excited to experience American culture while they practice [...]


Wednesday June 15 2016

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Deputies Investigating Truck Accident In Elliot State Forest

Coos County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Deans Mountain Road in the Elliott State Forest east of Coos Bay, for a reported motor vehicle crash on June 11th at approximately 7pm. Upon arriving in the area Deputies discovered a Toyota Tacoma pickup had failed to negotiate a curve and had tumbled down a steep embankment. The [...]


Monday June 13 2016

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Wright Named Interim Director Of Coos History Museum

The board of directors at the Coos County Historical Society have chosen George B. Wright to serve as the Coos History Museum’s Interim Executive Director following the resignation of Frank Smoot. Wright begins his duties at the Museum on Monday, June 13th. Wright is a native Oregonian, born on the Columbia River at The Dalles [...]


Monday June 13 2016

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Coast Guard North Bend Responds To Vessel In Distress

Watch standers at the Coast Guard in North Bend received a distress call at 9:30am on June 8th regarding three people and a dog aboard the 51-foot sailing vessel Rogue Scholarship that was reportedly disabled and adrift about 45 miles west of Siuslaw River. Crews launched two helicopters from the Air Station North Bend and [...]


Friday June 10 2016

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Fairview Road Closed With Detour For Cars And Trucks

The Coos County Road Department announces that Fairview Road will be closed at mile point .17 (when turning off West Central in Coquille). This will occur on June 9th at 8am. A detour will be available for cars onto North Collier and 10th Street–no trucks will be allowed on that detour route. Trucks may use [...]


Wednesday June 8 2016

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Merkley Announces Funding For Coast Guard And TSA

Oregon’s Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden announced the Senate Department of Defense and Homeland Security Appropriations bills include provisions that will help Oregon communities. These include funding to keep the Coast Guard’s helicopter in Newport and to help the state prepare for an earthquake along the Cascadia subduction zone.   “Between the Coast Guard helicopter in [...]


Tuesday June 7 2016

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Cascadia Rising Earthquake Tsunami Exercise

The Oregon Office of Emergency Management, along with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other local and regional agencies, have been working to develop networks and practices to get earthquake / tsunami alerts and warnings to the public. Oregon is participating in one of the largest regional exercises called Cascadia Rising to test the ability [...]


Monday June 6 2016

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Coos County Sheriff’s Office Warns Of Another Phone Scam

The Coos County Sheriff’s office has received reports of a scam that has been circulating again. The victim receives a telephone call from a person who identifies themselves as “Officer Robert White” of the Coos Bay Police Department. The phone number is 888-539-6917. The officer then proceeds to tell the victim that they have [...]


Wednesday June 1 2016

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Boys Rescued By Off-Duty Coast Guard Fireman And Local Citizen

While visiting the North Jetty near the Siuslaw River in Florence on Saturday afternoon, Fireman Dana Gagliardi, an off-duty member of Coast Guard Siuslaw River, observed a woman screaming about her son in the water. According to reports, her husband ran in from the shoreline to inform the mother the two boys had been sucked [...]


Tuesday May 31 2016

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