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High Wind Watch Begins Saturday Night
The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Watch, in effect from late Saturday night through Sunday afternoon. Expect strong winds, heavy rain, possible flooding and heavy mountain snow this weekend. Winds are forecasted to increase overnight Saturday, reaching a peak Sunday morning then gradually diminishing through the afternoon and night. South winds up [...]
Flood Watch In Effect For Coquille River
The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for the Coquille River at Coquille from now through March 17th. A series of strong storms will bring heavy rain to South West Oregon this weekend. This could cause the Coquille River to rise above flood stage by Monday. Landslides and debris [...]
Tsunami WalkOut Blue Line Project March 11 at 11 a.m.
[ March 11, 2016; 11:00 AM; ] On Friday, March 11, at 11:00 a.m., Oregon's Office of Emergency Management (OEM) will coordinate with city officials in coastal communities to walk across a blue line into their tsunami safety zone as part of the Tsunami WalkOut Blue Line Project. The project is one of the first of its kind in the U.S., inspired [...]
Home In Coquille Destroyed By Fire
A home in Coquille was consumed by fire but no injuries were reported. The Coquille Fire Department responded to 56529 Riverton Road on March 8th to a reported structure fire. Upon arrival, responders saw the home was fully engulfed in flames which resulted in a total loss of the home. The case is now under [...]
Governor Brown Signs Bill To Raise Minimum Wage
Governor Kate Brown has signed Senate Bill 1532, increasing the minimum wage in Oregon yesterday morning. The minimum wage will be raised to nearly $15 in six years, through a three-tiered system that has not been tried anywhere else in the country. President Obama said Congress needs to follow Oregon’s example and raise the federal minimum [...]
Download and Display 3A Tournament Welcome Sign
Follow the link to download, print and then display a Welcome Sign for the OSAA 3A State Basketball Tournament held right here in our Bay Area over the next several days! Download Here
Leaven No Trace Needs Volunteers
Cleaning up trash in Coos County. Picking up used tires, bags of trash and more is what ‘Leaven No Trace’ is doing to beautify the area. But volunteers are needed. Call Ray Block at 404-9734 to learn how to help gather discarded car parts, furniture, recyclables and assorted trash. So far, Ray has removed 16 tons [...]
Application Deadline For Oregon Promise Is March 1st
The Oregon Promise provides grants to new high school and GED recipients who will begin community college classes this Fall. To qualify, students must finish their GED between March 1st and August 30th. Students must enroll in community college by Fall of 2016 and be enrolled at least half time (6 or more credit hours) [...]
Landslide Affects Travel On Highway 101 North Of Florence
The Oregon Department of Transportation reports there is a closure on Highway 101, approximately eleven miles north of Florence. As of late Sunday night, ODOT reports that a landslide occurred, affecting north and southbound lanes and to use an alternate route. Details at trip check.com.
Coquille Chocolate Fantasy Awards Banquet
Every year, Coquille awards outstanding volunteers, businesses and other special people at an awards banquet hosted by the Coquille Chamber of Commerce. At this year’s Chocolate Fantasy Awards Banquet, February 27th at the Coquille Community Center at 6pm, Chamber awards will be given for Volunteer, Citizen and Business of the Year and a special youth [...]