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Commercial Crab Season Came To A Close Today

The Commercial Crab season came to a close today, and officials with the Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission couldn’t be more pleased.  The ex-vessel value of crab hit an all-time high of $74.5 million dollars.  Crabbers landed more than 23 million pounds.  Those numbers haven’t been seen in at least 8 years. Executive Director Hugh Link [...]


Tuesday August 14 2018

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Sanitary Sewer Overflow in Coos Bay

The City of Coos Bay experienced a Sanitary Sewer Overflow yesterday afternoon. The overflow is believed to be caused by a blockage in the system that resulted in overflowing near the intersection of Southwestern Boulevard and Montana. The overflow was reported to the Oregon Emergency Response System. Blockages in sanitary sewer systems can happen for [...]


Monday August 13 2018

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Coos Bay Man Pleads Guilty to Murder of His Grandfather

A Coos Bay Man pled guilty to murder in the stabbing death of his grandfather. 29-year-old James Jay Thomasson reportedly stabbed 80-year-old Elmer Lloyd Dennis in December last year. Dennis’ body was found in front of a garage on his property. Thomasson was sentenced to life in prison with a 25 year minimum sentence. He will have [...]


Monday July 30 2018

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Old Burn Pile Starts Fire East of Coquille

The Coos Forest Protective Association stopped a fire from spreading west of Coquille.  The fire on Lampa Lane was reported about 4:30 yesterday.  CFPA Crews used helicopters to drop water from the Coquille River to stop the spread of the fire. Crews from Coquille, Arago and Myrtle Point Rural Fire Departments were on the ground. [...]


Thursday July 26 2018

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Police Trying To I.D. Coos Bay Armed Robber

Coos Bay Police are looking for the suspect who reportedly robbed the Little Caesar Pizza Store on Highway 101 downtown Coos Bay.  The robbery was reported around 10 o’clock Tuesday night.  The suspect brandished a weapon and then left with an undisclosed amount of money. The man is described as a Hispanic between 20 and [...]


Thursday July 26 2018

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Neighborhood Park Renamed

10th Street Park in Coos Bay has been renamed “Marshfield Key Club Pirate Park.” The park is located in a neighborhood south of Marshfield High School. The student-led Key Club organization has worked for months upgrading the park through fundraising and volunteer efforts and held a grand opening in May.  School Advisor, Stacey Gulseth, was recognized [...]


Wednesday July 18 2018

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Council Authorizes a $500,000 for Fire Apparatus

Coos Bay City Councilors authorized the purchase of a new fire engine to replace one of the city’s oldest trucks.  The Pierce “enforcer” fire engine will cost an estimated $540 thousand dollars. It will take almost a year for the truck to be built and then it will be equipped with apparatus from the decommissioned engine.  The [...]


Wednesday July 18 2018

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Tourism Intergovernmental Agreement

The Visitor and Convention Bureau will exist under an amended Intergovernmental Agreement that will provide stability to the organization.  That after the Coos Bay City Council became the 3rd and final partner to agree to the amended agreement.  The IGA increases the city’s Transient Lodging Tax that funds the organization.  It also increases the withdrawal [...]


Wednesday July 18 2018

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Health Advisory Issued for Sunset Bay State Park

A recreational use health advisory was issued for Sunset Bay State Park today by the Oregon Health Advisory. Water samples were taken and indicated higher than normal levels of bacteria were in the ocean which can cause illnesses. People should avoid contact with the water in the area until the advisory is lifted. The advisory is [...]


Wednesday July 18 2018

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Airport Denied Grant to Restore Portland Flights

The Southwest Oregon Regional Airport in North Bend was notified it was not selected to receive a grant that would have subsidized air service to and from Portland.  PenAir discontinued service from the airport almost one year ago. The $750-thousand dollar grant would have subsidized a new route for three years.  The board will meet [...]


Monday July 16 2018

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