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Increasing Forest Fire Danger Prompts Response From Timber Managers

Because of increasing fire danger Campbell Global that manages Menasha and Pacific West Timberlands has issued a notice reminding the public that all forest lands remain closed. In June, public and private timber lands, including Menasha lands, in Coos, Curry and Douglas Counties were moved to a level four restriction by the Coos Forest Protective [...]


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Red Cross Holds Blood Drives In Bay Area

The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help prevent a blood shortage. Blood donations often decline in August as final summer vacations are planned and back-to-school activities increase.   Donors with types AB, O negative, B negative and A negative blood are especially encouraged to donate. Plasma from [...]


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North Bend School District Registration

Registration for students planning to attend the North Bend School District is underway. Elementary registration is set for Wednesday through Friday, August 19th, 20th and 21st from 8:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. Grades K-5 may register at North Bay Elementary or Hillcrest Elementary depending on the zone in which they live.   Sixth grade registration at North Bend Middle [...]


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Health Warning for Arago Drinking Water

Water testing in the community of Arago (an unincorporated area in Coos County about 5 miles south of Coquille and 5 miles northwest of Myrtle Point) has shown nitrates to be 34 mg/l. This is more than three times the Maximum Contaminant Level set by the EPA for drinking water. Consuming excessive nitrates [...]


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Public Health Advisory Lifted at Sunset Bay State Park

  The Oregon Health Authority today lifted a public health advisory for contact with marine water at Sunset Bay State Park Beach in Coos County. The health authority issued the advisory August 12 after water samples showed higher-than-normal levels of fecal bacteria in ocean waters.   Results from later samples taken by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality [...]