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Weather Prompts CFPA To Increase Fire Restrictions

Increased fire danger on forest lands has prompted the Coos Forest Protective Association to increase the fire prevention measures on industrial operations. Industrial Fire Precaution Level Two went into effect on July 6th on all lands protected by the CFPA in Regulated Use Zones CS-5 and SK-2. The CFPA defines CS-2 and CS-5 zones [...]


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Red Cross Holds Coos County Blood Drives

The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood, urging all eligible donors to give now to replenish a low summer blood supply. Blood donations have fallen short of hospital needs for the past few months. In addition, the 4th of July holiday may have caused many regular donors to postpone donations due [...]


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Three People Missing After Coast Guard Suspends Search

Three people remain missing after the Coast Guard suspended its search following 12 hours of looking for survivors of a downed aircraft near Brookings. Pilot John Belnap, his 17-year-old son and a 17-year-old friend, remain missing after the reported crash of a 1964 Cessna 172F. The Coast Guard search efforts included aircrews aboard an aircraft [...]


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North Bend Police Break Up Burglary Ring

North Bend Police after following up with a reported theft from Quick-E-Mart in North Bend responded to another theft shortly after at Big Lots on Newmark in North Bend. During the investigation into the thefts, officers responded to 3420 Scott Court in North Bend. A warrant to search the house and vehicle was served. In [...]


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Fire Marshall Urges Safe And Legal Use Of Fireworks

The Oregon State Fire Marshal, Oregon fireworks wholesalers and safety experts encourage Oregonians to “Keep it Legal and Keep it Safe” when using fireworks. The 2016 Oregon fireworks sales season runs through Wednesday, July 6th. July 4th holiday forest visitors are advised to leave all fireworks at home. The use of fireworks is prohibited on [...]