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Fire Crew Battle Small Fire Near Beaver Hill

Coos Forest Protective Association Fire fighters are battling a small blaze in the Coos County Forest off west Beaver Hill. Crews are building lines trying to contain the blaze that is just under 3/4 of an acre. The fire is located in an area that was logged last week. It is north of Bandon on [...]


Sunday June 3 2018

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Health advisory issued May 23 for water contact at Sunset Bay State Park Beach

The Oregon Health Authority issued a public health advisory today for higher-than-normal levels of bacteria in ocean waters at Sunset Bay State Park Beach in Coos County.   Water samples indicate higher-than-normal levels of fecal bacteria, which can cause diarrhea, stomach cramps, skin rashes, upper respiratory infections and other illnesses. People should avoid direct contact with the [...]


Wednesday May 23 2018

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Coos Bay Work Session Narrows Road Options for 4th Street

Coos Bay City Councilors and URA Commissioners will meet for a joint Work Session tonight to discuss 4th Street Road Improvements in downtown.  Public input has been sought at meetings for several months. Three options for 4th Street from Market Street to Golden Avenue, near the Post Office, have been drafted.  They include different lane [...]


Tuesday May 22 2018

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Settlement Reached in North Bend Anti-Gay Bullying Case; District Responds

A settlement has been reached between the North Bend School District and the American Civil Liberties Union in the case on behalf of current and former North Bend High School students Liv Funk and Hailey Smith. In a press release issued by ACLU, the students reportedly endured anti-gay harassment by students and staff.  In the settlement, [...]


Tuesday May 22 2018

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Kentaurus Eagle Rondeau

Lakeside Man Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter

Lakeside resident 33 year-old Kentaurus Eagle Rondeau pled guilty to manslaughter for causing the death of Randy Bendel in September. Authorities were dispatched to McKay’s in Lakeside where they found Bendel lying in the parking lot with head injuries. Witnesses identified Rondeau as the assailant. Judge Martin Stone handed down a sentence of 10 years [...]


Monday May 21 2018

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Coos Bay Man Found Guilty of Sexually Abusing Children in Cambodia Orphanage

  A federal jury found Daniel Stephen Johnson, 40, of Coos Bay, guilty today of repeatedly sexually abusing children who lived at an orphanage operated by the defendant in Cambodia. The verdict marks the end of the second foreign sexual exploitation trial held in the District of Oregon.   Johnson was convicted on six counts of engaging in [...]


Wednesday May 16 2018

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Highway 101 South Reduced to One Lane in Coos Bay

Traffic on Highway 101 S has been reduced to one lane coming into downtown. Use caution as you enter the downtown corridor. The traffic revision is due to a number of cars that have owned in the “no parking” zone on Highway 101. Motorists who used the area for parking are likely attending the opening [...]


Wednesday May 16 2018

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Official Ballot Drop-Off Locations – Coos County

BANDON Bandon City Hall – 555 Hwy 101 COOS BAY Coos Bay Library – 525 Anderson Coos Bay City Hall – 500 Central Ave. COQUILLE Coquille Courthouse – 250 N. Baxter St. LAKESIDE Lakeside City Hall – 915 North Lake Rd. MYRTLE POINT Myrtle Point Library – 435 5th St. NORTH BEND North Bend Library – 1800 Sherman Ave. POWERS Powers Library – 511 3rd Ave.  


Tuesday May 15 2018

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Candidate for Coos County Commissioner Sentenced to 30 Days for Probation Violation

A candidate for Coos County Commissioner has been sentenced to serve 30 days in jail. Today Judge Martin Stone ordered Dale Pennie to serve 30 days for violating his probation by illegally maintaining a disposal site without a permit. Pennie is running against incumbent John Sweet on the May 15th ballot. Pennie was on probation [...]


Monday May 14 2018

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Jordan Cove Receives Letter of Recommendation from US Coast Guard

Jordan Cove has cleared another hurdle following a 15-month evaluation by the US Coast Guard.  The letter of recommendation for the project, sent to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission came after the agency completed a review of the Water Suitability Assessment. In a letter to FERC, Coast Guard officials in charge of assessing the suitability [...]


Friday May 11 2018

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