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Port of Coos Bay Will Hold Public Meeting for Ice Plant Rebuild

The Port of Coos Bay will host a public meeting on February 27th to discuss the history, project details, progress on the Ice Plant Rebuild Project and for questions. The Ice Plant caught fire on December 20th and was found by a Maintenance Worker making rounds. The Ice Plant provided grade flake ice for the [...]


Friday February 21 2020

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DLCD Denies Jordan Cove Energy Project Consistency Application

The Department of Land Conservation and Development says it objects to the consistency certification made by the Jordan Cove Energy Project and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline. The objection and subsequent denial of the consistency application came the day before a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission decision. Officials, there have pushed back a decision after receiving DLCD [...]


Thursday February 20 2020

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Coos County Commissioner Melissa Cribbins has tendered her resignation today from LCDC

Coos County Commissioner Melissa Cribbins has tendered her resignation today from the Land Conservation and Development Commission. Cribbins cites the recent DLCD decision on the eve of the FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) hearing regarding Jordan Cove Energy Project and the Pacific Connector Pipeline as the reason. According to her resignation letter, Cribbins states that [...]


Thursday February 20 2020

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Rep. Peter DeFazio Announces $750,000 Federal Grant for Southwest Oregon Regional Airport

Rep. Peter DeFazio today announced that the Southwest Oregon Regional Airport will receive a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The grant, which is part of the 2019 Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASDP) will help the airport in its efforts to attract new service to Portland on Contour Airlines, a regional [...]


Thursday February 20 2020

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Housing Development Breaks Ground in Coos Bay

A ground-breaking ceremony was held this morning on an 8 unit workforce housing development in the Empire District of Coos Bay.  Adam Rutherford of Tahoe Pacific Capital began site prep yesterday and anticipates the project will be completed by winter. The city worked with the developer to provide the property as long as the project [...]


Wednesday February 19 2020

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Coos Bay Evaluates Street Light Upgrades to Save Money

The Coos Bay City Council has authorized a Technical Energy Audit and Project Development Plan that could save the city money every year while keeping the streets lit. AMERESCO conducted a feasibility study to look at changing those lights to LED technology. It found that the city operates just under 12-hundred streetlights at an annual [...]


Wednesday February 19 2020

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Developer To Break Ground in Empire

The Coos Bay Urban Renewal and Tahoe Pacific Capital will break ground on a multi-family rental housing unit in Empire tomorrow morning. The agency incentivized the development last year to encourage workforce and housing. A study released in 2018 showed the area suffers from a lack of both workforce and low-income housing. With the study, [...]


Tuesday February 18 2020

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Coos County Commissioners Pass Resolution Opposing Cap and Trade

Coos County Commissioners have unanimously passed a resolution Opposing House Bill 1530 also known as the Cap and Trade Bill. The resolution cites several reasons including increases to utility and fuel costs, impacts from wildfire and lack of timber harvests, hindering the ability of Coos County residents to recover from years of economic decline from [...]


Tuesday February 18 2020

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FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AM WEDNESDAY

* WHAT…Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 32 expected. * WHERE…The south-central Oregon Coast including Reedsport, North Bend, Coos Bay and Lakeside. * WHEN…From 11 PM this evening to 9 AM PST Wednesday. * IMPACTS…Frost and freeze conditions will kill crops, other sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Freezing temperatures are most likely to occur in [...]


Tuesday February 18 2020

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ORCCA to Discuss CEO Candidates at Special Meeting Tonight

The governing board of Oregon Coast Community Action has called a special meeting tonight discuss the final three candidates for the CEO’s position. ORCCA CEO Mike Lehman, who came to the organization in 2013, announced his retirement and the search for his successor began. Earlier this week ORCCA held a meet and greet with the [...]


Thursday February 6 2020

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