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Multiple Fires in Coos Bay Suspicious

Coos Bay Fire officials say a series of fires today appear to be suspicious. The Fire Department was called out to several small fires in the Empire District of Coos Bay. Chief Mark Anderson said the type of fire and where they were located leads him to believe they were set by the same individual. [...]


Monday June 29 2020

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Holiday Warnings Issued by Public Health

Coos Health and Wellness officials say the recent increase in the number of presumptive and positive cases of COVID-19 in Coos County has them concerned. They cautioned members of the public to step up distancing practices including avoiding non-essential travel and gathering in large groups. Spokeswoman, Cynthia Edwards says the 4th of July holiday is [...]


Monday June 29 2020

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Coos County Tallies Two Additional COVID-19 Cases

Coos County gained two new cases of COVID-19 over the past few days. That according to Coos Health and Wellness. According to Epidemiologist Brian Leon, the last individual in a party that went to Portland and returned to Coos County has now tested positive. That party included three adults under the age of 40 and [...]


Monday June 29 2020

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Presumptive COVID Case Turns Positive

Coos County has seen a rapid increase in the number of COVID-19 cases over the last 28 days according to Coos Health and Wellness. This afternoon the agency confirmed another case and corrected the number of cases to 34 with one being hospitalized. The county confirmed a second test from a presumptive case has come [...]


Thursday June 25 2020

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Family Traveling To Portland Area Adds to Coos County COVID-19 Cases

Two additional cases of COVID-19  have been confirmed since last Thursday. The cases stem from one family. Contact tracing revealed two sisters and a friend all under the age of 40 traveled to Washington County with a child to pick up a niece. The Portland-area family member of the Coos County residents indicated they were [...]


Monday June 22 2020

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UNITE THE COMMUNITY WALK SATURDAY

There will be a UNITE THE COMMUNITY walk tomorrow starting at 10:00 AM at Simpson Park in North Bend with a rally at 10:30 AM. Coordinators want the walk to be an educational and community strengthening event with representation from the Hispanic, Tribal, Black, LGBT+, Homeless, and Mental Health Communities.  After the educational rally, a [...]


Friday June 19 2020

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New Confirmed COVID-19 Case in Coos County

Coos Health and Wellness has confirmed a new case of COVID-19 that was identified at Bay Area Hospital early this morning. The case is a Coos County man who had been traveling out of state in an RV. The man, over the age of 60 had returned with his wife and began having symptoms this [...]


Thursday June 18 2020

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Cape Arago Fall Victims Names Released

A mother and son are recovering after falling off a bluff at the South Cove at Cape Arago State Park. The two had reportedly slipped and fallen off the cliff while walking along the bluff south of the park. The mother, 51-year-old Audrey T. Lee, was reported to be clinging to the cliff by witnesses. [...]


Friday June 12 2020

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Horsfall Day Use Site Opens Today

The Siuslaw National Forest Service has opened all Horsfall day use sites. The agency will also be opening most of the remaining day use sites throughout June. Horsfall, Drift Creek Falls Trailhead and Siltcoos Corridor. The remaining sites will begin opening in groups on June 18th and 25th. The dates selected were at the request [...]


Friday June 12 2020

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North Bend Adopts Budget With Police and Dispatch Reductions

The City of North Bend adopted its Fiscal Year 2020/2021 budget with changes reflected by a citizens vote in May. The budget was adopted at last night’s council meeting. The $29.8 million dollar budget was reduced by $785-thousand dollars after voters approved a measure to reduce the Public Safety fee from $30 to $15 dollars. [...]


Wednesday June 10 2020

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