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Drive Thru Graduation Planned for North Bend High School

North Bend Graduation will continue with a drive thru model and live stream broadcast. Seniors are asked to be passengers in vehicles participating in the graduation. This drive thru graduation will begin at 6 PM on June 5th and Steve Grief will announce the graduates as they move to the front of the fence to [...]


Friday May 29 2020

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Coos County Letter of Intent for Phase 2 Reopening Finalized

Coos County Commissioners and Coos Health and Wellness met this afternoon and approved the letter of intent for Phase 2 reopening that will be sent to the state today. Coos County Commissioner Bob Main announced that if allowed to move to Phase 2, gatherings would be increased to 50 persons indoors and 100 outdoors as [...]


Friday May 29 2020

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State Park Campgrounds will Reopen June 9th

Oregon State Campgrounds will reopen on the Oregon Coast starting June 9th. Campers will be able to reserve their campgrounds online starting sometime next week and will accept new reservations one day to two weeks in advance. Campgrounds opening include Sunset Bay, Jessie M. Honeyman, William M. Tugman and Bullards Beach. Cabin and yurt camping [...]


Friday May 29 2020

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California Man Cited After ATV Accident on Oregon Dunes

Coos County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an accident on the Beaver Slide Hill in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area on May 27th. 26-year-old Erik Kinney of Fairfield California and 20-year-old Alexis Mandujano of Citrus Height California were riding in a Side by Side when they became airborne and nose-dived into a hill. [...]


Friday May 29 2020

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BIA Ends Consideration of Tribe’s Land Trust Application

The Bureau of Indian Affairs says it will end further consideration of the Coquille Indian Tribe’s application to take land into trust for a casino project south of Medford. The Tribe received a letter Wednesday. Several business projects are planned including The Cedars at Bear Creek, a Class II casino. Tribal Chairwoman Brenda Meade strongly [...]


Friday May 29 2020

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Weekend Crash in Dunes NRA Claims a Life

The Coos County Sheriff’s Office released information today surrounding the Dunes accident from the Memorial Day Weekend that claimed the life of a Sacramento California woman. Officials say 25-year-old Celmi Santos Lopez was riding in a side-by-side traveling at a high rate of speed when it crested V-8 Hill in the Dunes National Recreation Area [...]


Friday May 29 2020

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Coos County Commissioners Preparing Phase Two Letter

Coos County Commissioners will discuss and could approve a letter to the Governor today of their intent to enter Phase 2 of Reopening. Commissioner Melissa Cribbins said tonight the county received the Governor’s letter outlining some of the guidelines for Phase 2 and how and when the county can apply. The county can submit its letter [...]


Friday May 29 2020

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Marshfield High School Graduating Class Parade Route

Marshfield will have a graduation parade on June 6th. Coos Bay Police and Fire Department as well as city staff will be intermittently closing intersections along the parade route starting at 12:40 and will continue until around 6:30. The parade route will begin on Ocean Boulevard at Cascade Farm and Outdoor and move through town [...]


Thursday May 28 2020

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Coronavirus Testing in Charleston Until 5 PM Open to Anyone

Coos County Public Health Officials and the CDC have now opened COVID-19 testing to the general public. The testing is being conducted in Charleston and has 99% accuracy for those who have experienced symptoms. Preference is still given to the Maritime industry. That includes fishery workers from boats and processors as well as longshoreman and [...]


Thursday May 28 2020

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New COVID-19 Case Confirmed in Coos County

Coos Health and Wellness (CHW) has confirmed a second case of community spread COVID-19 bringing the total number of confirmed and presumptive cases to 31. The latest case is unrelated to Shutter Creek Correctional Institution which makes up 28 of the 31 cases. Two results are “presumptive” which means those individuals likely came into close [...]


Thursday May 21 2020

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