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Traffic Crash Kills Lincoln City Woman

Oregon State Police are continuing their investigation into a single vehicle fatal traffic crash that occurred off Highway 101 about three miles south of Depoe Bay. On the morning of March 19th, a witness traveling south on Highway 101 reported a car passed their vehicle at a high rate of speed, traveling off the highway and [...]


Thursday March 20 2014

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The filing deadline for Oregon’s property tax deferral programs is fast approaching

  SALEM- Both current participants that need to recertify their eligibility this year and new applicants for the programs have until April 15 to file the necessary paperwork, according to program manager Bronson Rueda.   “Eligible Oregonians who want their property taxes paid in November must meet the April 15 filing deadline,” Rueda said. “If we don’t [...]


Wednesday March 19 2014

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OSP: Preliminary St. Patrick’s DUI Statistics

Oregon State Police troopers working between Saturday, March 15th, through Tuesday, March 18th, reported 36 DUI arrests statewide, including 14 arrests on St. Patrick’s Day. Preliminary information also indicates 3 fatal traffic crashes occurred during that period, all involving motorcycle operators. Last year when St. Patrick’s Day was on a Sunday, OSP reported 29 [...]


Wednesday March 19 2014

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ODFW To Issue Four Bay Clam Dive Permits

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will award four coast-wide bay clam dive permits April 11th. “The commercial bay clam dive fishery in Oregon is limited to 15 –ten coast- wide permits and five south-coast permits,” said DeAnna Erickson, license service manager for ODFW. “If the number of permits falls below 15 we hold a [...]


Tuesday March 18 2014

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Application Deadline For Charleston Memorial

The Charleston Fishermen’s Memorial Committee is seeking names of individuals who were lost at sea, or have worked in the fishing industry, to be listed on the memorial at the Charleston Marina. The deadline for sending applications is Monday, March 17th. Applications are available at the Port of Coos Bay’s Charleston Marina office, 63534 Kingfisher Road; [...]


Monday March 17 2014

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Free Help Filing Tax Returns In Coos County

Free tax help is available for preparing and e-filing tax returns. Taxpayers of all ages with low to moderate incomes can have their tax questions answered and their tax returns prepared and e-filed. Trained volunteers work for the Tax-Aide Program which is sponsored by the IRS and AARP. Three tax sites are available in Coquille, [...]


Wednesday March 12 2014

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Garden To Table Workshop In Myrtle Point

The Coos County Master Food Preservers, in collaboration with the Master Gardeners, will present the workshop “Garden to Table” on Saturday, March 15th. This class will provide information on the steps needed to take produce from seed to the table. Covering the basics of planting and growing: growing in a small spaces and containers, vermicomposting [...]


Wednesday March 12 2014

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Funding Dredging Operations At Oregon’s Ports

Oregon’s Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has funded dredging operations at Oregon’s ports. As a result, Oregon’s ports will receive $19 million more in assistance – $4.2 million of it to six small ports that would have otherwise received $0 in federal funding. The new funding [...]


Tuesday March 11 2014

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Wave Energy Developer Stops OR. Project

Ocean Power Technologies has scrapped plans to build the nation’s first large-scale wave energy project off the Oregon coast. They say the costs were too high to make it work. The anticipated project would have placed a flotilla of 100 energy-producing buoys, each about the size of a school bus, in the waves off the [...]


Thursday March 6 2014

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Oregon Unemployment Rate Down

Oregon’s unemployment rate stayed at 7.0 percent in January, compared with 7.1 percent in December. According to the Oregon Employment Department, the rate was substantially down from its January 2013 level of 8.3 percent. Oregon’s unemployment rate has been trending down over the past four and a half years. The number of Oregonians who were [...]


Wednesday March 5 2014

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