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Coos History Museum To Host Book Events

[ October 8, 2017; 4:00 PM; ] On Sunday, October 8th at 4pm, the Coos History Museum will host Indigenous People’s Day Recognition day. Several states, including Oregon celebrate this day in place of Columbus Day. “Indigenous Peoples Day” re-imagines Columbus Day and changes a celebration of colonialism into an opportunity to reveal historical truths about our country’s history and indigenous [...]


Thursday September 21 2017

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Openings On School Budget Committee

The Coos Bay School District’s Board of Directors have announced two openings on the Budget Committee. The terms expire June 30th, 2020. Anyone who is interested must live in the district boundary and be a registered voter. Submit a letter of interest that is postmarked by September 29th. Address the letter to Coos Bay Public [...]


Thursday September 21 2017

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Halloween Relay Bunco Fundraiser In North Bend

[ October 28, 2017; 10:00 AM; ]     Raising funds for the American Cancer Society on Saturday, October 28th. It's the 9th Annual Halloween Bunco Fundraiser, held at the Holy Redeemer Parish Center, 2250 16th Street in North Bend.   The Relay for Life team 'For Family and Friends' is hosting this party starting at 10am. Bring two boxes, cans or packages of non-perishable [...]


Wednesday September 20 2017

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ODFW To Hold Public Meeting In North Bend

[ September 26, 2017; 6:00 PM; 6:00 PM; 6:00 PM; ] The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will host two public meetings on the 2018 recreational Pacific halibut fisheries. One will be on Tuesday, September 26th at 6pm in the North Bend Library, the other on Wednesday, September 27th at 6pm in the ODFW Marine Resources Program conference room, 2040 Marine Science Drive Newport.   ODFW staff [...]


Wednesday September 20 2017

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Evacuation Levels Dropped For Umpqua North Fires

Umpqua North fire evacuation levels have dropped. Effective Tuesday, September 19th at 12 Noon, the Douglas County Sheriff’s office and fire managers will lift all evacuations related to the Umpqua North Fires. Residents living in the Dry Creek/Illahee area (Highway 138 E, milepost 46.5 to 49.5), Slide Creek area (Highway 138 E, milepost 53 to [...]


Tuesday September 19 2017

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Deputy Suffers Minor Injuries After Patrol Car Is Rammed

  A Coos County Deputy suffered minor injuries when his patrol car was rammed while pursuing a suspect. The Deputy was in the Charleston Boat Basin area on September 16th, when he was flagged down by workers at the Charleston Sanitary District. They reported that a van that belonged to the district had just been stolen. [...]


Tuesday September 19 2017

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Seminar On Changes In Oregon Employment Laws

[ September 29, 2017; 7:45 AM; ] On Friday, September 29th, the South Coast Oregon Employer Council will host “Oregon Sick Time Update and New Employment Laws”---a seminar presented by The Bureau of Labor and Industries Technical Assistance for Employers Unit. This seminar is targeted toward human resources personnel, business owners, managers and front line supervisors who have employees working in Oregon.   [...]


Tuesday September 19 2017

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Governor Signs Bill Increasing Age To Buy Tobacco To 21

Oregon Governor Kate Brown has signed a bill raising the age to buy tobacco to age 21. According to Coos Health and Wellness, 12% of 11th graders in Coos County are smoking cigarettes and 21% of 11th graders are using non-cigarette tobacco such as cigarillos, chewing tobacco or e-cigarettes.   The Governor’s signing of SB 754, known [...]


Monday September 18 2017

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Gonzalez Wins Top Prize In Bay Area Teen Idol

14-year old Alliah Gonzalez of Coos Bay sang her way to the title and a prize package valued at over $3,200 on Sunday as the 16th season of Bay Area Teen Idol wrapped up. It is Coos County’s premier vocal competition for teens. It was Gonzalez’ solid performances of “What A Feeling,” “A Change is Gonna [...]


Monday September 18 2017

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Coos Bay Vessel Rescued By Coast Guard

A Coast Guard lifeboat crew from Coos Bay assisted the 58-foot fishing vessel Car Tanya, Sunday night, September 17th. Watch standers at the Coast Guard station in North Bend received a request for assistance from the mariners aboard the vessel at 5:42pm, reporting the vessel was taking on water and losing power.   A crew aboard a [...]


Monday September 18 2017

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