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Health Advisory Issued For Water Contact At Sunset Bay State Park Beach

The Oregon Health Authority has issued a public health advisory for high levels of bacteria in ocean waters at Sunset Bay State Park Beach. Samples of the water indicate higher-than-normal levels of fecal bacteria, which can result in diarrhea, stomach cramps, skin rashes, upper respiratory infections and other illnesses. Direct contact with the water, especially [...]

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Town Hall Meeting To Present Proposed Changes To City Development Code

City of Coos Bay planning officials will present proposed changes to the City Development Code that could have changes in land use rights and the ability to use lands in a certain manner. The town hall meeting is scheduled for tonight in the Coos Bay Council Chambers.   Cities in the state are required to write, maintain, [...]

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Applications For Reserve Police Officers Being Accepted

[ November 1, 2015; 11:00 PM; ] The North Bend Police Department is now accepting applications for the position of volunteer Reserve Police Officer. The qualifications for this position are that you must be a citizen of the U.S., you must be at least 21 years of age, with no felony convictions. You must pass the department's physical agility and written examinations. [...]

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Coos Bay Downtown Association Celebrates National Farmers Market Week

National Farmers Market week celebrates Farmer’s Markets across the country. And, just in time, the Coos Bay Downtown Association is drawing attention to the effort during it’s popular farmers market.  Wednesday’s, the downtown areas is filled with up to 80 local and regional farmers selling fresh fruits and vegetables, berries, hand-made breads and more.  Other [...]

Breathing in Wildfire Smoke

Breathing Safely Near Wildfire Areas

With wildfires burning in southern Oregon and resulting smoke-filled air, area residents are urged to stay indoors if possible, keep windows in homes and vehicles closed, and drink water to stay hydrated and help reduce scratchy throat and coughing symptoms.   The Oregon Health Authority has released a handy guide you can download and print that will [...]