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Formatting Error on Coos County Ballot Causes Concerns

The Coos County Elections office has reported a formatting issue with the General Election Ballot that makes some names appear smaller than others.  The release follows a notification from US Representative of the 4th Congressional District Peter DeFazio who reported his and other names on the ballot in Coos County appeared considerably smaller than his [...]


Monday October 22 2018

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Death at North Bend Park

North Bend Police are investigating a death that reportedly occurred this evening within the park boundary at Ferry Road Park. Detectives are on scene as are emergency crews from the North Bend Fire Department. Authorities would not confirm what kind of death they’re investigating. But anticipate the details of their initial investigation will be released [...]


Thursday October 18 2018

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Amended Empire URA means Street Improvements

Streets, curb and sidewalks in the Empire District of Coos Bay could soon see improvements after Coos Bay Councilors approved an ordinance amending the Empire Urban Renewal Area. The Empire URA is made up of 273 acres that includes the Empire Business District.  The amendment will provide $6.3 million dollars in additional capacity to undertake [...]


Wednesday October 17 2018

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Garbage Rates to Increase November 1st

Garbage rates will increase November 1st in the City of Coos Bay after councilors approved a request from the franchisee.  Coos Bay Sanitary and Les’ Sanitary provide the garbage services.  The franchise agreement allows for an adjustment based on the 2017 Consumer Price Index.  In the cost comparison of 14 cities, the increase of about 65 [...]


Wednesday October 17 2018

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Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Endorses Sweet for County Commissioner

The Bay Area Chamber of Commerce has endorsed incumbent, John Sweet in the November Coos County Commissioner race. Katy Eymann of Bandon is running against Sweet. According to a press release, the chamber conducted a thorough assessment of each candidate from a business point of view that included both a written questionnaire and follow-up interviews.  [...]


Wednesday October 17 2018

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North Bend Suspends Burning within City Limits

Due to smoke from area wildfires the City of North Bend is suspending all burning within the city limits temporarily. The ban will remain in effect until smoke conditions decline. All burn permits issued will continue after the ban has been lifted. Citizens witnessing burning during this period should report it by calling the North [...]


Tuesday October 16 2018

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Conflagration Declared for Klondike Fire near Agness

Governor Kate Brown declares conflagration for the Klondike Fire near Agness after an increase in fire activity. The declaration was cleared from the Oregon State Fire Marshall to mobilize firefighters and equipment to assist local resources already battling the fire. Five structural task forces will arrive later today from multiple counties and be assigned different [...]


Monday October 15 2018

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One Injured in Lakeside Shooting

Officers from multiple agencies responded to Osprey Point in Lakeside regarding a shooting around 9 PM last night. Upon arrival officers found a male subject suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. Lakeside Fire Department and Lower Umpqua Ambulance treated 35-year-old Philip Clayton Wells of Coos Bay and transported to Bay Area Hospital then [...]


Monday October 15 2018

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Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Issues Stance on Two Ballot Measures

The Bay Area Chamber of Commerce released its endorsement and opposition of two ballots on the November Ballot. The business association has endorsed Measure 102  that they say will help local communities build affordable housing. In a press release, the current statewide amendment bans the ability of local governments to work with businesses and nonprofits [...]


Thursday October 11 2018

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Coos County Missing Man Found Deceased Near Home

A Coos County man missing from his home in the West Catching Area was found yesterday around 11 AM by a search team from the Lane County Sheriff’s Office. 78-year-old Richard Allen Ellerby went missing on October 2nd from his home. Search crews began to search for Ellerby around 4:30 PM on October 2nd and [...]


Monday October 8 2018

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