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Coos History Museum Hires New Executive Director

The Coos History and Maritime Museum has hired longtime Coos Bay resident Marcia Hart as the Executive Director. Hart, who formerly served as the director of the United Way of Southwestern Oregon, brings over 40 years of private, public and non-profit business experience to the museum.  She also currently serves as the president of the [...]


Tuesday November 5 2019

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Severe Weather Update #1

Check this page often for information concerning closures, cancellations and delays in Coos County. ***TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2018*** 6:00AM – Lighthouse School is on a delayed start this morning due to power outage. School will begin at 11:00 AM. If you see downed wires call 911 immediately and report it. Do not get near or attempt to drive [...]


Tuesday December 18 2018

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HIGH WIND – HIGH SURF WARNING

*** HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 4 PM SUNDAY *** – Winds…South 30 to 40 mph with gusts 55 to 65 mph. *** HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM SUNDAY *** – Waves and Surf…A powerful northwest swell will create breakers of 20 to 25 feet. A [...]


Saturday December 15 2018

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***HIGH WIND WATCH***

The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a High Wind Watch…which is in effect from late tonight through Friday afternoon. * Winds: South turning southwest 40 to 55 mph with gusts up to 75 mph near Cape Blanco. * Timing: Friday morning until Friday afternoon. Winds may start weakening as early as noon Friday. * Locations include: [...]


Thursday December 13 2018

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Minor Pedestrian Hit in North Bend

A 14 year-old pedestrian was was hit while crossing at the intersection of Virginia Avenue and Marion Street in North Bend on Tuesday. According to police, the investigation revealed that a Curry Coastal transit bus was stopped in the continuous left turn lane westbound on Virginia Avenue to make a left onto southbound Marion Street. [...]


Wednesday December 12 2018

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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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