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Committee Seeks Names For 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. Application forms are available at the Port of Coos Bay’s Charleston Marina office, 63534 Kingfisher [...]


Monday February 17 2014

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Pedestrian Injured In Vehicle Crash on Hwy 42

Oregon State Police are investigating a serious injury pedestrian-involved traffic crash that occurred on February 16th Highway 42 in Douglas County. According to reports, 27-year-old Sean Moylan, was walking with his dog going eastbound on the westbound shoulder of Highway 42 near Winston in Douglas County. Moylan had reportedly let go of the dog [...]


Monday February 17 2014

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Myrtle Point Waste Water Plant Inundated

Due to recent rainfall, the city of Myrtle Point’s waste water plant was inundated by a surge of storm water from inflow and infiltration into the sewage collection system. The waste water plant does not have the capacity to treat the amount of storm water that infiltrated the sewage collection system and therefore waste water was [...]


Wednesday February 12 2014

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Audit: OR’s Disaster Recovery Plan Incomplete

A new state audit found that Oregon might not be fully prepared to recover from a major disaster because of insufficient planning and organization problems at the Office of Emergency to Management. The incomplete emergency management plan could delay relief efforts and decrease recovery effectiveness. Oregon stands to lose federal funds in the event of a [...]


Tuesday February 11 2014

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Fatal Traffic Crash South Of Reedsport

Oregon State Police are continuing their investigation into February 10th’s single vehicle fatal traffic crash that occurred along Highway 101 south of Reedsport in Douglas County. On February 10th, at approximately 1:15pm, a vehicle driven by a 68-year-old male was traveling on Highway 101 between Kendall Estates Lane and Wildwood Road when it traveled [...]


Tuesday February 11 2014

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Commercial Smelt Fishing Starts Feb. 10th

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife reports that commercial smelt fishing will be permitted for 8 days on the Columbia River, on Mondays and Thursdays, February 10th through March 6th, from 7am to 2pm. After a three-year hiatus, smelt fishing is returning to the Columbia River and two of its tributaries. In a joint [...]


Monday February 10 2014

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OSP Weekend Arrests; No Fatalities

Preliminary information from the Oregon State Police indicates there were no fatal traffic crashes in Oregon during the big game weekend between 12:01am, Saturday February 1st, and 5:59am, Monday February 3rd. During the weekend, OSP troopers reported 43 DUI arrests, up from 31 reported arrests during last year’s big game weekend. Last year, two people [...]


Tuesday February 4 2014

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ODFW: Spring Chinook Seasons For Columbia River

Fishery managers from Oregon and Washington have set spring Chinook salmon seasons for the Columbia River. The Columbia River spring Chinook seasons are based on a forecast of 227,000 returning upriver spring Chinook. This compares to a 2013 actual upriver return of 123,100 and leaves a harvest guideline of 10,157 upriver fish for the sport [...]


Tuesday February 4 2014

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Master Gardener Classes In February And March

Anyone who is interested in improving their green thumb, consider the variety of gardening classes being offered to the public during the Coos County Master Gardener’s 2014 Training in February and March. Classes are open to drop-in participants and range from botany and entomology to landscaping, water conservation in the garden and sustainable gardening on the [...]


Friday January 31 2014

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SOLVE Registration Now Open

Oregonians are needed from across the state to celebrate almost three decades of spring beach cleanups on Saturday, March 22nd from 10am to 1pm. Since 1986, this tradition of twice-yearly beach cleanups has benefited people and wildlife, supporting clean seas and healthy communities for present and future generations. SOLVE encourages volunteers of all ages to [...]


Friday January 31 2014

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