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Spring Whale Watch Week Starts March 25th

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department invites everyone to see gray whales passing by the Oregon coast during Spring Whale Watch Week from March 25th through the 31st. Trained volunteers from the Whale Watching Spoken Here program will be stationed at 24 whale watch sites from 10am to 1pm daily to help visitors learn about [...]


Friday March 24 2017

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Lakeside Woman Sentenced To 23 Months In Prison

A Lakeside woman has been sentenced to prison on drug charges. The South Coast Interagency Narcotics Team reports that on March 20th 2017, Coos County Circuit Court Judge Megan Jacquot sentenced 48-year-old Julie Ann Farnham to 23 months in prison and a $3,000.00 fine. Farnham was found guilty by a Coos County Jury on March [...]


Friday March 24 2017

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Transient Husband and Wife Burglars Nabbed by Police

Michael Shamoon Rachelle Shamoon Deputies received a report of a suspicious vehicle on North Bay Road near milepost 3 on March 22 in the early morning hours. While responding, Deputies received further information that a male and female had returned to the truck with property and were trying to leave the area. The complainant contacted the subjects [...]


Wednesday March 22 2017

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Be Part Of The Coquille Carousel Project

[ April 8, 2017; 9:00 AM; ] Wood carver Bruce Sturtevant will demonstrate and teach students how to carve rosettes that will be placed on the Coquille Carousel. The class will be held at the Coos Bay Boat Building Center, 100 Newmark Avenue, from 9 to Noon Saturdays, April 8th, 15th and 22nd. The class series is designed for ages 15 and [...]


Wednesday March 22 2017

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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

[ April 8, 2017; 9:00 AM; ] Residents of Coos and Curry Counties can dispose of household chemicals at a free “Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event” on April 8th from 9am to 1pm at the Beaver Hill Transfer Site on Highway 101 between Coos Bay and Bandon. Call 541-396-7624 to make an appointment to drop off household hazardous waste. This collection event [...]


Wednesday March 22 2017

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Missing Person Last Seen In Coquille; Police Ask For Help

The Coquille Police Department has issued a press release about a missing person. 67-year-old David Carl Gilbreath was last seen by neighbors on March 11th, 2017. He is described an adult Caucasian male, approximately 6 feet tall and 190 pounds. Neighbors and family members have not seen or heard from him since March [...]


Tuesday March 21 2017

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Coos County Friends Of Public Health To Hold Recognition Lunch

[ April 4, 2017; 11:30 AM; 11:30 AM; ] The Coos County Friends of Public Health’s 10th Annual Recognition Lunch will be held on Tuesday, April 4th. It will recognize two organizations and 4 individuals who have made outstanding contributions to improve health in Coos County:   -Elizabeth Spona, Connect! the Boardwalks   -Coos Bay City Council of 2016 and former Mayor Crystal Shoji (for passage of smoke [...]


Tuesday March 21 2017

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Burglar Ransacks a Dozen Cars Locked Inside Local Body Shop

Jason J. Garcia   A Coos Bay man was arrested after he allegedly stole property out of several cars parked inside Berger’s Top Service Body Shop on Ingersoll in Coos Bay. On March 17, 2017 at 4:29am, an alarm was triggered and police responded to discover a window had been broken and observed a male suspect wearing [...]


Monday March 20 2017

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Injured Crew Member Rescued By Coast Guard

An injured crew member of a vessel was rescued by the Coast Guard over the weekend. Watch standers at the Coast Guard Station in North Bend received notification from the Daio Papyrus crew at 8pm on Saturday night, March 18th. However, due to the conditions at sea and the condition of the crew member, it [...]


Monday March 20 2017

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Suspect In Coos Bay Car Chase Still At Large

  Vehicle stolen on March 13th ends after pursuit in Coos Bay. The Coos County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a stolen vehicle at a residence in the Charleston area. The 1994 Chevrolet pickup had been stolen sometime in the night. Coos County Sheriff’s Deputy observed a vehicle matching the description traveling north bound on [...]


Friday March 17 2017

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