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Suspicious Fire Destroys Historic Fleetwood

Fire officials are now calling the blaze suspicious that destroyed The Historic Fleetwood boat in the Empire District of Coos Bay.  Fire Crews were originally called to the scene around 10:30 pm Monday night for a fire in the crew cabin of the boat. They returned around 3 o’clock in the morning to put out a [...]


Tuesday May 28 2019

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***STATE REJECTS CLUSI TRADITIONAL CULTURAL PROPERTY DESIGNATION***

The Oregon State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) has determined that the opponents of the proposed Q’alya ta Kukwis shichdii me (Jordan Cove and the Bay of the Coos People) Traditional Cultural Property Historic District (District) in Coos County submitted enough objections to prevent listing the District in the National Register of Historic Places. According to [...]


Thursday May 23 2019

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HWY 101 Fatal Car Crash

On Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at approximately 9:45 P.M. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a report of a single vehicle crash on Hwy 101 mile post 223 near Lakeside. Preliminary investigation reveals that a Ford pickup was traveling on Hwy 101 when for unknown reasons left the roadway and rolled. The operator, and lone [...]


Thursday May 23 2019

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Jordan Cove Responds to DSL Request

Jordan Cove LNG on May 9 provided over 1,600 pages of response to questions and comments from the Oregon Department of State Lands and the public. The response comes at the request of DSL for more information as it considers a removal-fill permit for the Jordan Cove LNG project in Coos Bay. The Jordan Cove responses [...]


Monday May 13 2019

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DEQ Denies Jordan Cove Water Quality Application

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality issued a decision on Jordan Cove’s application for a Section 401 Water Quality Certification. The certification is required for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to issue permits for the Liquified Natural Gas project slated for Coos Bay’s North Spit. DEQ’s concerns that led to the denial without prejudice [...]


Monday May 6 2019

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Coquille Tribe Asks Neighboring Tribe to Halt TCP Application

The Coquille Indian Tribe is the latest to announce it will not support an application for establishing a “Traditional Cultural Property” for over 20 square miles of the Coos Bay and adjacent properties. In a letter to the Confederated Tribes of the Coos Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians (CTCLUSI), the Coquille Tribe said they are [...]


Thursday May 2 2019

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Former President and CEO of Bay Area Hospital, Paul Janke has been killed in a motor vehicle accident

Former President and CEO of Bay Area Hospital, Paul Janke was killed in a motor vehicle accident in Arizona. Hospital staff and members of the medical community were notified Sunday and Monday. 64-year-old Janke, who retired in January this year, was still living in the bay area and would commute to Tucson, Arizona where he [...]


Tuesday April 30 2019

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Detectives Seek the Public’s Help After Assault at Carter Lake

Detectives in Douglas County seek information after an assault took place at Carter Lake Campground Day Use Area. Deputies were notified on Sunday around 1:20 PM, that a female had been walking her dogs in the day use area and was assaulted by an armed male. The male was described as a large person in [...]


Tuesday April 30 2019

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Unattended Wok Causes Fire at North Bend Safeway Deli

Employees at the North Bend Safeway Store have been allowed back into the store after a fire in the deli kitchen forced the evacuation of the building.  North Bend Fire Chief Mark Meaker said crews were able to suppress the fire within minutes after being called to scene around 12:40 this afternoon, but not before it [...]


Thursday April 25 2019

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***Man Survives Jump From McCullough Bridge***

***Man Survives Jump From McCullough Bridge*** A Coos County man is in stable condition after eyewitnesses reported that he had jumped from the McCullough Bridge. North Bend Police say they received a 9-1-1 call from a concerned citizen that he had witnessed an adult male, wearing a white t-shirt and Khaki pants jump off the bridge. [...]


Tuesday April 23 2019

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