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Earthquake Early Warning System Grant For U of O

Oregon Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden have announced that the U.S. Geological Survey has awarded approximately $3.7 million to six universities, including the University of Oregon, to advance an earthquake early warning system along the West coast. The funding will help improve the “ShakeAlert” system that would give the public a few seconds to [...]


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Chamber Golf Tournament At Watson Ranch

The Bay Area Chamber of Commerce is holding it’s 3rd annual 4 man scramble golf tournament on September 24th at Watson Ranch golf course. Team openings are still available and sponsors are welcome. They thank Banner Bank, Clean Cut Landscape, Bay Area Hospital and Life Care Center of Coos Bay for supporting this event. For [...]


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North Bend Man Charged With Unlawful Use Of Weapon

Coos County Sheriff’s responded to the Dunes Mobile Ranch RV Park on Spinreel Road in North Bend to a reported disturbance. Sheriff’s were advised that 33-year-old Charles H. Loreman of North Bend had attempted to assault a 34-year-old victim, then reportedly drove off, striking the victims’ vehicle. At the scene, Sheriffs learned that an altercation [...]


Lucas Mark Perkins Charged with Murder

Lucas Mark Perkins Coos County District Attorney R. Paul Frasier has filed with the Coos County Circuit Court formally charging Lucas Mark Perkins with the offense of murder. A warrant has been issued for his arrest with security set at $2,000,000. Perkins was arrested in Seattle shortly before noon today. 64-year-old Richard Perkins was found dead [...]


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Coos County Commissioners Declare Emergency On Ten Mile Lakes

Coos County Commissioners have declared an emergency on Tenmile Lakes in Lakeside.  Commissioners received a request from a group of Lakeside citizens seeking the declaration because of low lake levels that have hindered access to areas and homes on the lake and caused damage to property.  Commissioner John Sweet says the emergency declaration was signed [...]