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Biotoxin Shuts Down Razor Clamming on South Coast

Recreational Razor Clamming has been closed from the south jetty of the Siuslaw River to the California Border because of elevated levels of a marine biotoxin. Recent shellfish samples taken from the area between Cape Arago south of Charleston to the Siuslaw River near Florence indicate levels of the domoic acid risen above the alert level. The [...]


Tuesday June 11 2019

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37 Coos Bay Rail Line Bridge Repairs Completed

37 Timber Bridges along the Coos Bay Rail line have been repaired.  The completion of the rehabilitation and repair work along the 134-mile line was announced today. Scott Partney Construction replaced timber bridge bent caps, stringers and deck ties. It also included structural repairs and installing ballast at approaches. The Coos Bay Rail Line is a [...]


Tuesday June 11 2019

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Hauser Burglary Suspect Nabbed

Police have nabbed the suspect Social Media dubbed “Two Dollar Bill”. On June 8, police were alerted to a burglary that took place at a residence on Wildwood Road in Hauser. The victim had reported that $10,000 in cash and coins were taken from the home which included a large quantity of $2 dollar bills. [...]


Monday June 10 2019

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Junior Ranger Programs Offered Throughout Summer

Classes will be offered throughout the summer for children ages 5 to 13 years old by the Bureau of Land Management. The Junior Ranger Programs for kids are at locations on the Southwest Oregon Coast starting this Saturday. BLM Park Rangers will have fun one-hour programs that explore nature and wildlife. Those interested in the [...]


Thursday June 6 2019

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Neglected Animals Being Cared for by CCSO

The Coos County Sheriff’s Office recently responded to a report of several neglected animals. 11 horses, 3 donkeys, 7 goats, 7 cats, 4 dogs, 18 pigs and 3 turkeys were collected and are currently being cared for by the Coos County Sheriff’s Posse. The animals have been seen by a Veterinarian and are currently being [...]


Thursday June 6 2019

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Accelerated Medical Apprentice Program Sees First Graduates

The first round of register Medical Assistant Apprentices is set to graduate this year. The innovative program has registered over 40 apprentices in Coos, Curry, Douglas, and Lincoln Counties.  92% of the apprentices are on track to complete the program. 96% of test takers have already passed the certification exam.  The healthcare apprenticeship program is a unique [...]


Tuesday June 4 2019

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FERC Sets Jordan Cove Energy Project Hearing Dates

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has set the Draft Environmental Impact Statement public hearing dates for the Jordan Cove Energy Project. FERC has scheduled the public review meetings to allow interested parties to provide specific comments on the analyses and finding for the Draft EIS that was issued in March. Because of the interest in [...]


Tuesday June 4 2019

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Three Scholarships Awarded by Oregon International Port of Coos Bay to Local Seniors

The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay has awarded three scholarships $500 dollar scholarships to 3 local seniors. Last week the port presented scholarships to Gracie Jensen and Amy Annaloro from Marshfield High School, and Ethan Smith from North Bend High School. The students will be furthering their education in at an Oregon trade school, [...]


Monday June 3 2019

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Rate Increases to Utility Services Considered by Bandon City Councilors

Bandon City Councilors will consider rate increases for water, wastewater and electric services. Resolutions for a 28 percent increase for wastewater and a 21 percent increase for water to cover budget shortfalls in the next budget year. The smallest increase comes for electric services in which staff is recommending a two-percent increase to customers. The [...]


Monday June 3 2019

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Public Hearing of Budget for the City of Coos Bay

Coos Bay City Councilors will hold a public hearing and consider approval of a $61-million-dollar budget when they meet tomorrow night. The budget forwarded from the budget committee includes $13 million in the General Fund for Police, Fire, Public Works, Community Development and General Government Departments.  It also includes nearly $5 million for wastewater collection and [...]


Monday June 3 2019

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