US Forest Service extends Public Comment on South Coast Wilderness Areas

The U.S. Forest Service will extend the public comment period on a proposal that could impact several users in wilderness areas on the south coast. US Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell issued a statement assuring citizens that the agency is committed to the First Amendment and would not apply the new permitting fees to [...]

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Stand UP! For The Bay Supports National Estuaries Day

Stand UP! For the Bay is a paddle event and celebration of national estuaries day. The event will take place in downtown Coos Bay, at the boardwalk on Saturday, September 27th at 9am. A waiver form will need to be signed by all those who are participating. The group will either stand up paddle, canoe, or [...]

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United Way “Give Where You Live” Campaign

The United Way of Southwestern Oregon is holding its annual “Give Where You Live” fundraising campaign from now through the end of December, 2014. The United Way is raising money in Coos and Curry Counties to support services provided by local non-profit programs and has a goal of $200,000. This year’s campaign chair is Jeff [...]


Dutch Bros to help Trent Messerle offset medical expenses with your help

On Friday September 26), Dutch Bros is donating $1 from every drink sold between 5am and 11pm to help offset any medical expenses for Trent Messerle. Trent who is 26, was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2011.   Messerle has been having radiation treatment for a while now and about every 3 months Trent has to [...]

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Hamman In Custody After Resisting Arrest

A North Bend man is in custody after attempting to elude police. On September 24th, Coos County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a theft at a restaurant in Charleston. During their investigation, deputies obtained a video of a man stealing a computer and a cell phone. Deputies were not initially able to [...]