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Empire Apartment Fire Caused by Cooking Fire

A cooking fire caused damage to an apartment complex in Empire yesterday afternoon. The fire started in an upstairs unit at 245 Schoneman. The apartment building housed 8 units. Firefighters completed a search of the building to ensure there were no occupants. One unit was destroyed by the fire, one unit had moderate heat and smoke [...]


Monday December 10 2018

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Crab Season Delayed Until December 31

The opening of the commercial Dungeness crab season will be delayed until at least Dec. 31 along the entire Oregon coast as testing shows crabs are still too low in meat yield in some areas of the coast. The ocean commercial Dungeness crab season in Oregon was targeted to open Dec. 1, but can be [...]


Friday December 7 2018

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Public Comment for Jordan Cove Energy Project Permit Open Through February 3rd

Public comments regarding the Jordan Cove Energy Project removal-fill permit application are now open. The Oregon Removal-Fill law requires projects that are planning on removing or filling materials in wetlands or waterways to obtain a permit from the Department of State Lands. The permit for the Jordan Cove Project is for three elements, the Liquefied [...]


Thursday December 6 2018

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Marcia Jensen Receives Howard Cherry Award

Longtime Southwestern Oregon Community College Board member, Marcia Jensen has been named the Howard Cherry Outstanding Board Member by the Oregon Community College Association. Jensen, who has served on the board for over 17 years was praised as a passionate leader who works hard to advance all colleges. During her tenure on the board, Jensen helped [...]


Wednesday November 28 2018

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Train Leaves Tracks North Of Lakeside

Crews from the Albany and Eastern Railroad Company are assessing the area where a train hauling lumber left the track last night just north of Lakeside.  An Oregon International Port of Coos Bay Spokeswoman said an infrastructure issue caused the train to derail.  Albany and Eastern will make the necessary repairs and remove the railcars and lumber. [...]


Wednesday November 28 2018

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Jordan Cove Project Could Begin in 2020

A representative of Pembina, the parent company of the Jordan Cove Energy Project, provided an update on the status of the permits and the project to leaders of Businesses and organizations today.  The presentation took place at the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Wednesday Business Connection.  Donna Nichols said construction on the project could begin in 2020 [...]


Wednesday November 28 2018

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Multi-vehicle Accident Closes Highway 101 North of North Bend

Local Law Enforcement are investigating two major accidents on Highway 101 north of North Bend.  Oregon Department of Transportation officials say the Highway was completely closed for a fatal multiple vehicle accident that happened shortly before 2:00 pm. One lane has reopened.  A second accident was also reported south of the original accident on the [...]


Tuesday November 27 2018

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North Bend Seats New Councilor and Holds Public Hearings

The City of North Bend will issue the Oath of Office to elected councilors Larry Garboden and Bill Richardson who are currently seated on the council, and newly-elected Councilor Jessica Engelke at tonight’s North Bend City Council Meeting. The three were the top vote-getters in the election earlier this month.  Following the Oath of Office, the [...]


Tuesday November 27 2018

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Coos Bay Council Discusses a Transportation UserFee Tonight

Coos Bay City Councilors will discuss adding a Transportation User Fee to fund fixing streets that are falling into disrepair when they meet tonight in a work session.  The council has toyed with the idea of adding a fee ranging from $3 dollars to up to $10 dollars to generate funds earmarked for streets.  The city has [...]


Tuesday November 27 2018

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***HIGH WIND WARNING***

The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a High Wind Warning. In effect from 7 AM to 4 PM Thursday. * Winds: South 40 to 50 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. Gusts up to 70 mph are possible at capes, headlands, and other exposed areas. * Timing: Winds will increase through Thursday morning, reaching [...]


Wednesday November 21 2018

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