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Health Advisory Issued for Sunset Bay State Park

The Oregon Health Authority issued a public health advisory today for higher-than-normal levels of bacteria in ocean waters at Sunset Bay State Park Beach. Water samples indicate higher-than-normal levels of fecal bacteria, which can cause diarrhea, stomach cramps, skin rashes, upper respiratory infections and other illnesses. People should avoid direct contact with the water in this [...]


Thursday October 25 2018

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Single Lane of Highway 38 Now Open

The Oregon Department of Transportation has opened a single lane of HIghway 38 after a fatal tanker truck accident closed the highway near Scottsburg last night.  Spokesman Gary Leaming says Oregon State Police officials have completed their investigation into the accident. First Strike Environmental is offloading the remaining 10,500 gallons of fuel and diesel that [...]


Tuesday October 23 2018

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Robbery at the Bunker Hill 7-Eleven Ends with One Taken Into Custody

The Coos County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call around midnight about a robbery in progress at the Bunker Hill 7-Eleven. The report was that a young male with a bag on his head and carrying a pistol had robbed the store. During the robbery, money was taken. Citizens reported seeing persons running from the [...]


Tuesday October 23 2018

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Oregon’s Paving for Pizza Winner is Coos Bay

The City of Coos Bay is the only city in the State of Oregon that will receive $5000 from Domino’s Pizza after the company received a significant number of votes from Coos Bay citizens. The announcement comes after Domino’s Pizza “Paving for Pizza” program asked customers in every state to nominate their town or city [...]


Monday October 22 2018

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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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