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High Surf Advisory Issued For February 3rd, 10pm

A High Surf Advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service. The Advisory goes into effect at 10pm on Wednesday, February 3rd. It remains in effect until Thursday night at 10pm.   Very high and long period westerly swells will bring breaker heights to around 26 feet. Increasing tonight then below advisory heights late Thursday night. [...]


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Coast Guard Suspends Search For Missing Girl

The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a 17-year-old girl who reportedly fell off a cliff and into the water at Cape Kiwanda on Tuesday, February 2nd.   “Despite our best efforts and a multi-agency search, we were unable to locate the missing girl,” said Mr. Greg Merten, operations unit controller at Coast Guard Sector Columbia [...]


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Coast Guard Lifts Closure For Coos Bay Harbor Entrance

The Coast Guard has lifted a three-day Captain of the Port order that restricted vessels with a draft deeper than 20 feet, from navigating the Coos Bay bar entrance due to potential debris in the navigation channel. The restriction was lifted Monday night, February 1st. Two Panamanian-flagged bulk carriers that were affected by the order [...]


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Awards Given At Chamber Banquet

The Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet “Bettin’ on the Bay” was held January 30th. A variety of awards and recognitions were given out. Citizen of the Year is an honor given to a member of the community who has made Oregon’s Bay area a better place to live. For 2015, that award was [...]


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Visiting Student Dies While Swimming

An Ashland man died while swimming in the ocean at Whaleshead Beach State Park in Curry County. 23-year-old Alexander Howell was reportedly swimming in the ocean about 75 yards from shore with a friend, 22-year-old Alex Smith from Medford. According to witnesses, Howell indicated that he needed to go back to shore. Heavy surf and [...]