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***ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECT KILLED DURING DISPUTE***

***ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECT KILLED DURING DISPUTE*** On Thursday, February 7, 2019, the Coos Bay Police Department investigated an armed robbery that occurred in the Cranberry Sweets parking lot in the Empire district of Coos Bay. The investigation identified Brandon Bryce Dawson, 26, of Orland, California, as the suspect. Efforts were made to locate and arrest Dawson, [...]


Tuesday April 23 2019

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Rail Service Resumes

Officials with the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay say rail activities have resumed in North Bend and Coos Bay. The Coos Bay Rail Line south of the Coos Bay Swing Span bridge is active. This includes maintenance vehicles, rail locomotives and rail cars. The Port reminds the public to stay safe and stay clear [...]


Thursday April 18 2019

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Missing Man Found Safe

A Coos County man who had been reported missing, and was the subject of several shares on social media, has been found. Coos Bay Police say a report was filed today reporting 84-year-old Hans Lawall as missing. He was last seen leaving his home Monday to drive to Sandy, Oregon and never arrived. Friends and [...]


Thursday April 18 2019

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PFMC Adopts 2019 Salmon Season Recommendations

The Pacific Fishery Management Council has adopted the 2019 ocean salmon season recommendations for recreational and commercial fisheries. Recreational Coho fisheries along most of the Oregon Coast to Humbug Mountain will allow Chinook retention from now through October. Coho fisheries quotas more than doubled from last year. Commercial fisheries from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mountain will [...]


Thursday April 18 2019

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Commissioner Cribbins Heads to DC in June

Coos County Commissioner Melissa Cribbins has been accepted as one of a select group of leaders in county government from across the country to participate in the 16th Annual County Leadership Institute. The rigorous program is developed by the National Association of Counties and Cambridge Leadership Associates.  It equips county officials with practical leadership strategies to [...]


Thursday April 18 2019

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South Coast Regional Tourism Network, Pressing Sand Recognized at Oregon Governor’s Conference

Pressing Sand, the South Coast Regional Tourism Network were recognized for their traditional and non-traditional partnerships that enhanced visitors’ experiences at Oregon Governor’s Conference. Cities on the Southern Oregon Coast have created partnerships and collaboration that has never been done before in the region or state. Pressing Sand is a sub-region that embraces they are [...]


Tuesday April 16 2019

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Largest Invitational Track and Field Meet held at Prefontaine Track

Over 900 Athletes and 33 teams visited for the Prefontaine- Rotary Invitational Track and Field Meet that was held over the weekend. This is the largest meet ever held at the Prefontaine track. Some of the events at  this past weekend’s meet rivaled the number of heats that were held at the state meet last [...]


Monday April 15 2019

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Georgia Pacific Workers Offered Help from Financial Institution

Northwest Community Credit Union is developing options for Coos Bay Georgia Pacific workers who are facing layoffs after the announcement of the plant closing last Thursday. Officials say this will be available for members and non-members of the Credit Union. Last Thursday, Coos Bay Georgia Pacific notified employees that the lumber mill will close, and [...]


Monday April 15 2019

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Coos Bay Farmers Market Opens in May

The Coos Bay Farmers Market will be kicking off the 2019 Season on Wednesday, May 1st and organizers are putting the call out for vendors applications for this season. The Coos Bay Downtown Association’s Farmers Market is located on Central Avenue and will be held every Wednesday, May through October from 9am. to 2pm. Those [...]


Friday April 12 2019

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Vacant Property Registration Now In Effect

The City of Coos Bay Vacant Property Registration is now in effect. Owners of vacant property are now required to register the property with the City and update the registration annually or when information changes. City of Coos Bay Codes Enforcement currently has active cases for over 100 vacant or foreclosed properties. Codes officials say [...]


Friday April 12 2019

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