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Coquille Police Conducting DUI Enforcement In July

The Coquille Police Department is conducting DUI High Visibility Enforcement, or HVE events during the month of July. Officers will be monitoring motor vehicle traffic for signs of impaired drivers. The Coquille Police Department arrested four impaired drivers during June–with two of the impaired drivers being arrested while working the DUI grant. As a safety [...]


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DEQ Has Fined City Of Coos Bay

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has fined the city of Coos Bay $8,000 for discharging sewage sludge from the city’s waste water treatment facility at 680 Ivy Street to Coos Bay. According to a letter from the DEQ dated June 13th, 2016, the violation took place in January 2016 when an operator left [...]


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Kappelman Issues Statement Regarding Shootings In Dallas

North Bend Police Chief Robert Kappelman issued this statement following the tragedy in Dallas, Texas:   On Thursday, July 7th, officers of the Dallas and Dallas Area Rapid Transit Police Departments stood in protection of the First Amendment rights of citizens of this country. Five of them lost their lives while protecting that freedom.   Our police department offers [...]


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Construction On Storm Sewer Line Starts July 11th

The city of Coos Bay has authorized Billeter Marine to perform a project to replace a storm sewer line on North 4th Street between Commercial and Central Avenues. The crew will perform this work on Monday, July 11th and again on July 25th–through August 5th. The southbound lane on North 4th Street, between Commercial Avenue [...]


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Smoke From Controlled Burn May Affect Traffic

Fire officials with the Bureau of Land Management are conducting a controlled pasture burn at the Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area on July 7th. The agency is burning approximately 50 acres to improve elk forage and habitat. This prescribed burn is part of the BLM’s yearly efforts to improve grazing conditions at Dean Creek so [...]