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South Coast Regional Tourism Network, Pressing Sand Recognized at Oregon Governor’s Conference

Pressing Sand, the South Coast Regional Tourism Network were recognized for their traditional and non-traditional partnerships that enhanced visitors’ experiences at Oregon Governor’s Conference. Cities on the Southern Oregon Coast have created partnerships and collaboration that has never been done before in the region or state. Pressing Sand is a sub-region that embraces they are [...]


Tuesday April 16 2019

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Largest Invitational Track and Field Meet held at Prefontaine Track

Over 900 Athletes and 33 teams visited for the Prefontaine- Rotary Invitational Track and Field Meet that was held over the weekend. This is the largest meet ever held at the Prefontaine track. Some of the events at  this past weekend’s meet rivaled the number of heats that were held at the state meet last [...]


Monday April 15 2019

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Georgia Pacific Workers Offered Help from Financial Institution

Northwest Community Credit Union is developing options for Coos Bay Georgia Pacific workers who are facing layoffs after the announcement of the plant closing last Thursday. Officials say this will be available for members and non-members of the Credit Union. Last Thursday, Coos Bay Georgia Pacific notified employees that the lumber mill will close, and [...]


Monday April 15 2019

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Coos Bay Farmers Market Opens in May

The Coos Bay Farmers Market will be kicking off the 2019 Season on Wednesday, May 1st and organizers are putting the call out for vendors applications for this season. The Coos Bay Downtown Association’s Farmers Market is located on Central Avenue and will be held every Wednesday, May through October from 9am. to 2pm. Those [...]


Friday April 12 2019

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Vacant Property Registration Now In Effect

The City of Coos Bay Vacant Property Registration is now in effect. Owners of vacant property are now required to register the property with the City and update the registration annually or when information changes. City of Coos Bay Codes Enforcement currently has active cases for over 100 vacant or foreclosed properties. Codes officials say [...]


Friday April 12 2019

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Eastside School Ground Breaking

The Coos Bay School District broke ground today on a 52-thousand square foot Eastside Elementary School that will accommodate 450 students.  Today’s ground-breaking was a significant step in the process for the Coos Bay School District and the $60-million dollar bond that citizens approved in 2017. Demolition of the former school on the property was [...]


Friday April 12 2019

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***HIGHWAY 42S CLOSED BETWEEN COQUILLE AND BANDON***

Oregon 42 South remains closed five miles east of Bandon after a 50-foot section of the roadway collapsed Wednesday night, April 10. The closure will likely continue into next week. Motorists traveling between Bandon and Coquille are advised to use U.S. 101 and Oregon 42. The washout occurred at milepost 5.4 near a culvert that [...]


Thursday April 11 2019

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Loon Lake Recreation Site Closed for Summer

Loon Lake Recreation Site closed for Summer Season due to damage to facilities during the snowstorm. The Bureau of Land Management reported that heavy snow toppled trees that destroyed the potable water treatment system and building, a restroom in the day use area and the maintenance shop. Among those the electrical components for the sewer [...]


Tuesday April 9 2019

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***LANDSLIDE AWARENESS***

***LANDSLIDE AWARENESS*** The National Weather Service has issued a Special Weather Statement and Flood Watches for many portions of Oregon. Heavy rain can trigger landslides and debris flows in steep terrain, and the risk is higher in burn areas. Debris flows are rapidly moving, extremely destructive landslides. They can contain boulders and logs transported in a fast-moving soil [...]


Monday April 8 2019

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Structure Fire in Glasgow

The State Fire Marshal has been called in to investigate a structure fire in Glasgow. This morning at 4:50 AM dispatch was alerted about a fire in a multi-level, single family home on Quail Road. A female inside the home escaped and called 911. She did not require medical attention. There is still a male [...]


Monday April 8 2019

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