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Coquille Man Sentenced to Mandatory 25 years for Murder

36-year-old Manuel Delgado Junior was sentenced this morning by Judge Martin Stone in Coos County Circuit Court for killing one man and assaulting another. Delgado was convicted of the death of 45-year-old Gregory Durham in June 2018. Durham had bled to death on his bathroom floor from two table knife wounds to his lower head [...]


Friday July 5 2019

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FERC Public Hearings

The first of four Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s public hearings opened today on the Draft Environment Impact Statement for the Jordan Cove Energy Project.  Jordan Cove is proposing a Liquified Natural Gas facility on Coos Bay’s North Spit. A clock was triggered after FERC released the Draft EIS back in March.  The hearings offer an [...]


Monday June 24 2019

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Tribe to Host Deed Transfer Ceremony

The Confederated Tribe of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians will hold a Deed Transfer Ceremony with the City of Coos Bay for its Hollering Place Development. The Tribe will take ownership of the upper bluff area that is currently a view point at the corner of Newmark and Empire Boulevard on Cape Arago [...]


Wednesday June 19 2019

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North Bend Man Drowns in Southern Oregon Quarry

A North Bend man died while swimming at a southern Oregon Rock Quarry. 18-year-old Steven Roy Reynolds of North Bend was found unresponsive in the water at the Keno Rock Quarry. Witnesses said Reynolds had been swimming when he went underwater and didn’t surface. He was pulled from the water. Bystanders began CPR, but despite [...]


Wednesday June 19 2019

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Coos Bay Council Discusses Draft Temporary Lodging Ordinance

Coos Bay City Councilors opened the public hearing on a Temporary Lodging Ordinance that would provide temporary services to area homeless.  The draft ordinance presented last night allows faith or non-commercial non-profit organizations to provide temporary lodging through a permitted process. City staff say the ordinance is necessary for dealing with the increasing issues surrounding [...]


Wednesday June 19 2019

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***Police Seek Information After Radio Tower Collapses***

***Police Seek Information After Radio Tower Collapses*** The Coos County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help from the public after guy wires supporting a Repeater Tower were cut ultimately causing the collapse of the tower. Investigators responded this morning and determined that sometime over the weekend someone had vandalized the site, cutting the wires that supported [...]


Monday June 17 2019

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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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