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Loon Lake Recreation Site Not Opening During Summer Season

The Bureau of Land Management has announced that Loon Lake Recreational Site will not open for the 2020 summer season. The repairs to the damage that occurred during the 2019 snowstorm that toppled trees onto many buildings is not finished. This includes the Water Treatment System. Potable water is essential for BLM to safely operate [...]


Tuesday January 21 2020

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***Intense Rescue Effort Saves Crew Capsized in Bar***

The US Coast Guard, Hauser Fire and North Bay Fire conducted a rescue on the North Jetty yesterday afternoon near the bar entrance. Earlier in the day, Coast Guard Watch noticed a fishing vessel that had capsized in the bar. At that time the status of the crew onboard the Pacific Miner was unknown and [...]


Wednesday January 15 2020

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***BREAKING NEWS – Coast Guard Searching for Crew after Fishing Vessel Capsizes***

U.S. Coast Guard Station Coos Bay and U.S. Coast Guard Sector North Bend crews searching for 3 fishermen near the entrance to Coos Bay after aircrew finds capsized fishing vessel at jetty tips. The capsized fishing vessel is the 38-foot Pacific Miner Conditions at Coos Bay bar are 8-10 foot breaking waves. More details to follow. Photo: USCG


Tuesday January 14 2020

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MIssing Man’s Body Found near Empire

North Bend Police say the body of a man who was reported missing earlier this month has been recovered. 54-year-old John Hepburn was reported missing after leaving his home in the early morning hours on January 2nd. His bike was located off a steep embankment along Cape Arago Highway around noon today. Authorities searched the [...]


Tuesday January 14 2020

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Wild Rivers Coast Alliance Executive Passes Away

Keiser Golf and KemperSports announced the death of former Executive Vice President of Operations for the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort and most recently the Wild Rivers Coast Alliance Executive Director, Jim Seely. Seely had just stepped down from WRSC last month. He was known as a tireless advocate for the south coast communities. Seely retired [...]


Monday January 13 2020

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Coos Bay Missing Man Dies After Crash in Curry County

Oregon State Police troopers and emergency personnel responded a single vehicle crash around 9 this morning on Highway 255 milepost 361. Preliminary investigation revealed that 50-year-old Chester Mayer of Coos Bay, was northbound on Carpenterville Highway when he failed to negotiate a curve and crossed the southbound lane and left the roadway. According to police, [...]


Monday December 30 2019

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Former Bandon Official Convicted of Official Misconduct

A former wastewater treatment supervisor for the City of Bandon has been sentenced to 10 days in jail after being convicted of first-degree Official Misconduct. In addition, 60-year-old William Nielson received one year of probation and was ordered to pay a $2500 dollar fine.  The charges stemmed from an investigation by Bandon and Oregon State Police into [...]


Friday December 20 2019

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Crab Fishery to Open at the end of December

The Commercial Crab Fishery has been given the go ahead to begin its season after being delayed earlier this month.  The season will open December 31st after it was delayed for crab quality.  Commercial crabbers will be able to set their pots on December 28th. A spokesman from the Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission, which advocates and markets for [...]


Friday December 20 2019

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Coos County DA to Dismiss Case Against McGuffin in Freeman Case

The man convicted of manslaughter in the death of 15-year-old Leah Freeman in 2011 will not face a new trial. Earlier this month a judge had ordered that Nicholas McGuffin would receive a new trial on the original conviction. Leah Freeman was a teenager when her body was discovered dumped a few miles from her [...]


Tuesday December 17 2019

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Lakeside Robbery Suspect Arrested.

After releasing a photo of the man suspected of pulling a knife on a Lakeside McKays store clerk, the Coos County Sheriff’s Office received over a dozen calls identifying the suspect. Deputies arrested 27-year-old Seanpatrick G. Maloney who was located about two blocks away from a residence on Broadway in North Bend where he was [...]


Monday December 16 2019

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