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Construction returns to McCullough Bridge

After a six-month break from construction, U.S. 101 motorists should expect to see more work on McCullough Bridge. The latest project will rehabilitate the steel structure by removing rust, replacing rivets and repairing damaged steel before repainting the bridge. A crosswalk will be installed at Ferry Road at the south end of the bridge. Over the next [...]


Sunday April 7 2019

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***HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM SATURDAY TO 5 AM SUNDAY***

***HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM SATURDAY TO 5 AM SUNDAY*** The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a High Surf Advisory…which is in effect from 11 AM Saturday to 5 AM PDT Sunday. * Waves and Surf…A large west swell will arrive late Saturday morning and produce breakers of around 23 feet through [...]


Thursday April 4 2019

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Fatal Crash on Highway 101 North of McCullough Bridge

A fatal crash happened yesterday morning on Highway 101 north of the McCullough Bridge. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a report of a two-vehicle crash. The preliminary investigation revealed that a Honda driven by 37-year-old Jessie Fisher of Garabaldi was traveling southbound on Highway 101 when she crossed the center line and [...]


Friday March 29 2019

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Recreational Crabbing Re-opens on the South Coast

The Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife have re-opened recreational crabbing on the south Oregon Coast. The latest crab samples show the marine biotoxin domoic acid has dropped below levels that forced the closure. With the re-opening, that leaves recreational crabbing open along the entire Oregon coastline. Authorities recommend [...]


Thursday March 28 2019

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Coos Bay Man Removed from Vehicle After Being Tasered By Officer.

A Coos Bay man was removed from his vehicle after being tasered by an officer. This incident began in the Empire District when an officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop.  59-year-old Jerry Lee Robinson reportedly jumped into the back seat and began buckling up a juvenile passenger. After getting back in the driver’s seat, [...]


Wednesday March 27 2019

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Coos Bay Issues Fecal Coliform Alert

City of Coos Bay officials are reporting another incident of bacteria issues from its new wastewater treatment plant in the Empire District of Coos Bay. The issue resulted in a high count of fecal coliform bacteria in tests that were conducted yesterday. A malfunction in the sequencing batch reactor tanks was the cause. The tanks [...]


Wednesday March 27 2019

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Jordan Cove Energy Responds to Regulatory Delays

The Jordan Cove LNG Project slated for Coos Bay’s North Spit issued a statement today following delays from the Federal Energy Regulatory agency and the Oregon Department of State Lands.  FERC announced a delay of just over one month in Jordan Cove’s federal permitting process, due in part to the partial government shutdown last month, and [...]


Monday March 25 2019

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Visitor Restriction inside Bay Area Hospital Due to Rise in Flu Cases

With the number of Flu cases on the rise, officials at Bay Area Hospital in Coos Bay have restricted access to the Family Birth Center.  Visitors under the age of 18 will not be able to enter the Family Birth Center. Anyone over the age of 18 will be required to wear a mask.  The measure was [...]


Monday March 25 2019

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SOLVE Beach Clean Up a Success

SOLVE is calling the Spring Beach Clean Up event a huge success. The event saw more than 4800 volunteers removed over 21,000 pounds of litter and marine debris from coast beaches, rocks and headlands. Common items found during the event were tiny bits of plastic, cigarette butts, bottle caps, and food wrappers. Unique items found [...]


Monday March 25 2019

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Multiple Fires Over the Weekend Keep Departments Busy

A house fire in the Empire District of Coos Bay this past weekend was reportedly started by individuals who had illegally gained access to the vacant home.  According to a Coos Bay Fire Press Release, the suspects started a small fire in the fire place which did not have an operational chimney. All of the smoke [...]


Monday March 25 2019

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