Jan Kerbo and Maria Neil

Sew-A-Thon Benefits Survivors Of Domestic Abuse

Every year women flee their abusers and show up at the Women’s Safety and Resource Center with nothing but the clothing they are wearing and their bruises. Frequently the women have been in hiding for several days without access to personal supplies. The Coos Bay Soroptimists partner with the WSRC and Maria Neill to [...]

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Coos County Major Crimes Team Investigates Stabbing

Coos County Major Crimes Team has been activated to investigate a stabbing that injured a Lakeside man.  Lakeside Fire Department, sheriff’s deputies, Oregon State Troopers and North Bend police officers responded to a possible stabbing at a home in Lakeside shortly after 2pm yesterday.  Authorities say 72-year-old Kenneth Jones had been stabbed in the neck [...]

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Unemployment Rate Down To 6.0% In October

The Oregon Employment Department reports that in October, employment rose by 2,100, with gains of 800 or more in four industries partially offset by declines in two industries. The unemployment rate edged down to 6.0 percent in October, from 6.2 percent in September. In October 2014, Oregon’s unemployment rate was 6.8 percent. Industries gaining the [...]

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Log Truck Crash On Highway 42

The Oregon Department of Transportation reports that a log truck crash and rollover at the Douglas-Coos line on Highway 42 is causing significant delays for all traffic. ODOT expects clean-up work to continue through the morning of November 17th due to extensive guardrail damage. Drivers are advised to watch for equipment and workers along the [...]

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Southwestern Music Department Performs Holiday Concerts

The Music Department at Southwestern Oregon Community College announces their end of term concert series from November 30th to December 3rd at the Hales Center for Performing Arts. Celebrating 51 years of music at Southwestern, the concerts are open to the public and will begin at 7pm.   On Monday November 30th, Southwestern’s Symphonic Choir, under [...]