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Voters To Decide On Charleston Short Term Lodging Tax

Coos County Commissioners held the second reading of an ordinance that would create a 9-and-a-half percent short-term lodging tax for the Charleston area. The second reading and a motion will put the question to Coos County voters in November. The creation of the lodging tax for visitors who stay in motels and vacation rentals will [...]


Wednesday August 5 2020

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Increased Covid Cases Could Impact School Openings

The steady and daily climb of COVID-19 Cases in Coos County continues to concern health officials. Last week, the Governor announced the matrix for opening schools in the fall. Public Health Epidemiologist Brian Leon says he expects to have plans from schools in the near future to review. Last week the Governor indicated counties that [...]


Wednesday August 5 2020

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Coos County COVID Cases and Hospitalization Increase

Coronavirus cases continue to rise daily according to information released from Coos Health and Wellness. Numbers of confirmed cases in Coos County rose by one over the weekend to 66 while presumptive cases held at 19. On Tuesday the county tallied three more confirmed and presumptive cases bringing the total to 88. The county added [...]


Wednesday August 5 2020

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Coos County COVID-19 Cases and Hospitalizations Increase

***Coos County COVID-19 Cases and Hospitalizations Increase*** Coos Health and Wellness (CHW) is reporting another increase in the number of Presumptive and confirmed Coronavirus cases in Coos County. The number of hospitalizations has also increased. Thursday afternoon, CHW reported a total of 65 COVID cases confirmed by a lab since data started being kept. Some of [...]


Thursday July 30 2020

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Search for North Bend City Administrator Narrows

The North Bend City Council received an update regarding the search for a new City Administrator at last night’s city council meeting. The organization conducting the search has narrowed the list of candidates from 21 to around four. The council will likely receive a look at the finalists during an executive session in August. Current [...]


Wednesday July 29 2020

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Coos History Museum To Reopen August 1st

Coos History Museum is set to reopen on August 1st. The Coos County Historical Society has authorized a reopening with restriction. They are asking all guests wanting to take a tour to pre-register before visiting. Guests will also be required to wear a mandatory face covering upon entry. Executive Director Marcia Hart says that the [...]


Tuesday July 28 2020

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19 Dunes NRA Camping Sites Move To Reservations Only

The Forest Service has announced that multiple campgrounds and designated sand camping areas in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area will require all campsites to be reserved online or by phone. Campgrounds include Blue Bill, Carter Lake, Driftwood Two, Lagoon and Horsfall. Sand Camps include Umpqua, Spinreel, Siltcoos, Hauser and Horsfall. The campgrounds and campsites [...]


Tuesday July 28 2020

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Coos Bay Man Indicted for Allegedly Pointing Gun at Protesters

A grand jury has returned a secret indictment against a Coos Bay Man who allegedly pointed a gun at protestors in June. 36-year-old Brandon Dean Moore was arrested by Coos Bay Police after allegedly pointing a gun from his truck at protesters near an intersection on Broadway in downtown Coos Bay. The indictment charges Moore [...]


Monday July 20 2020

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Coos County COVID Cases Continue To Increase

Coos County has seen another uptick in COVID-19 cases since the last release from Coos Health and Wellness. The number of Confirmed and Presumptive cases increased to 69 over the weekend according to the Oregon Health Authority. Coos Health and Wellness Dr. Eric Gleason says two of the confirmed cases added since Friday were on [...]


Monday July 20 2020

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Civil Rights Lawsuit Filed-Alleges Wrongful Imprisonment of Coos County Man

Attorneys for a man recently released from prison after being convicted in 2011 for the death of his then girlfriend, 15-year-old Leah Freeman, has filed a civil rights lawsuit in federal court today. Attorneys for Nicholas McGuffin say he was wrongfully sent to prison for manslaughter. In November, a judge had ordered that Nicholas McGuffin [...]


Monday July 20 2020

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