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Free Fishing Weekend June 3 and 4, 2017

On June 3 and 4, 2017, no fishing licenses or tags are required to fish, crab or clam anywhere in Oregon.   “Free Fishing Weekend is a great opportunity for friends and families to get out and enjoy a day or two of fishing,” said Mike Gauvin, ODFW recreational fisheries manager. “Lakes and ponds are fully stocked, [...]


Wednesday May 24 2017

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USO-Style Veteran Tribute At Liberty Theatre

The Liberty Theatre (home of the Little Theatre on the Bay), 2100 Sherman Avenue North Bend, announces the second annual Tribute to Veterans “USO-style” show May 26th, 27th and 28th. Enjoy Jazz favorites by the Andrews Sisters while you are surrounded by the atmosphere of USO clubs in the 40’s. Coos Bay’s own version [...]


Wednesday May 24 2017

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Bear Claw Run To Raise Awareness Of Pancreatic Cancer

[ June 3, 2017; 8:00 AM; 8:00 AM; 8:00 AM; 8:00 AM; 8:00 AM; ] The annual Bear Claw’s 5K Walk, Jog, or Run will be hosted by Southwestern Oregon Community College's Junior Chamber of Commerce Club on Saturday, June 3rd. Registration and health fair begin at 8am--the 5k starts at 9. It will be held on the Coos campus at 1988 Newmark Avenue. Students, faculty and the public will [...]


Wednesday May 24 2017

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Drivers Needed For Road To Recovery Program

For many cancer patients, getting to and from treatment is a challenge. Volunteer drivers are needed for the ‘Road to Recovery’ program to give free rides. Drivers will receive training before being added to a roster. Call 800-227-2345 to learn more.     DRIVER CRITERIA Drivers should be between the ages of 18-84, will need to pass a [...]


Wednesday May 24 2017

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Museum Will Host 2nd Annual Fermentation Day

The Coos History Museum will host an event on Saturday, May 27th, featuring food writer Jennifer B. Bright, Blazing Bulldogs from North Bend High School, BDI catering, Seven Devils Brewery and Tara Whittsit of Fermentation on Wheels. This free food event will be held from 1 to 4pm at the Museum on North Front [...]


Tuesday May 23 2017

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Fire At Mast Brothers Towing Under Investigation

A fire at Mast Brothers Towing Company is under investigation. The Coos Bay Fire Department responded to the fire at Mast Brothers, 175 West Hall Avenue in Coos Bay, at about 3am on Saturday, May 20th. Upon arrival, the Fire Department crews reported that thick black smoke was coming from the interior. They requested [...]


Monday May 22 2017

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Empire Boulevard Re-Opening To Two Way Travel

Starting Friday May 19th at 5pm, Empire Boulevard will re-open to two-way traffic for north and south bound travel. The two-way traffic will be maintained throughout the rest of the project, although there will be locations along Empire Boulevard where flaggers and contractors will be working and drivers can expect short delays within those areas.   Fulton [...]


Friday May 19 2017

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New Water Service Construction In North Bend

The Coos Bay-North Bend Water Board will be constructing a new water service on Sherman Avenue, south of the Washington Avenue intersection in North Bend on Monday, May 22nd. For safety reasons, Sherman Avenue, southbound between Washington Avenue and Vermont Avenue, will be closed during the project as crews install the new water service across [...]


Friday May 19 2017

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MHS Esteemed Alumnus Dr. Gould To Be Honored

The Marshfield High School Heritage Hall Committee announces that on May 24th, it will be honoring 1963 esteemed alumnus, Dr. Rowan Gould for his successful career as the Deputy Director for the Interior Department’s Fish and Wildlife Service. Some of Dr. Gould’s accomplishments:   * Responsible for the operations of the Department of Fish and Wildlife’s [...]


Friday May 19 2017

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Coos Bay Property Owner Fined For Solid Waste Violations

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has fined a property owner $24,000 for operating a solid waste disposal site without a permit on a farm in Coos Bay. The DEQ has fined the company that disposed of the waste $6,000. In April 2014 or earlier, the Barbara Ann Lyons Revocable Trust allowed about 25,000 cubic [...]


Wednesday May 17 2017

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