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Police Seeking Public’s Help in Locating Driver of Hit and Run Accident.

Coos Bay Police Department responded to Walmart yesterday at noon for a vehicle crash involving a pedestrian. While responding they learned the vehicle was a late 1990’s to early 2000’s Toyota 4Runner with out of state license plates. The Toyota was allegedly backing out of a parking spot and hit a 68-year-old female. 39-year-old Michael [...]


Friday March 22 2019

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New Wild and Scenic Designation for Old Growth Acreage East of Reedsport

A 30-thousand acre parcel of forest land east of Reedsport is the newest wilderness area. The John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act designated the Devil’s Staircase Wilderness and three Wild and Scenic rivers on the Siuslaw National Forest.  The Devil’s Staircase Wilderness is a remote and rugged pocket of national forest east of [...]


Thursday March 21 2019

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***101 SLIDE UPDATE***

***101 SLIDE UPDATE*** U.S. Highway 101 will remain limited to a single lane with flaggers near Hooskanaden Creek, about 12 miles north of Brookings, until early April. A slide on February 25 destroyed a quarter mile of the highway and closed the road for nearly two weeks. ODOT and Tidewater Contractors opened the highway to a [...]


Wednesday March 20 2019

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***BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT***

***BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT*** The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a Beach Hazards Statement for an enhanced risk of sneaker waves…which is in effect from Thursday afternoon through late Thursday night. * Hazards: Elevated risk of sneaker waves. * Timing: Thursday afternoon through late Thursday night. * Locations Include: [...]


Wednesday March 20 2019

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Coos Bay Council Approves Fee to Fix Roads

The Coos Bay City Council unanimously passed an ordinance establishing a Transportation Utility Fee and set monthly rates at $10 per residential and $20 for commercial properties within the city limits. The funds will go to pay for road repairs. If 100% of fees are collected, it will generate over $950 thousand per year. At [...]


Wednesday March 20 2019

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Emergency Boil Notice for Coquille

An Emergency Boil Notice has been issued by the City of Coquille following routine water sampling that showed increased levels of turbidity. Sampling showed increased levels of particulates and sediment in the water that could contain disease-causing organisms. Those can include bacteria, viruses and parasites that can cause nausea, intestinal problems and headaches. Coquille residents [...]


Friday March 15 2019

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North Bend Hires New School Superintendent

The North Bend School District has hired a new Superintendent after an extensive search. Kevin Bogatin will join the District in July. Monday’s hiring follows a year-long, nationwide search after current Superintendent Bill Yester announced his retirement. The nationwide search resulted in 26 candidates applying for the position. After narrowing the field to three, candidates [...]


Thursday March 14 2019

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Coos Bay Council Votes to Oppose Local Tribes TCP Application

Coos Bay City Councilors have voted to oppose the Confederated Tribes of the Coos Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians application to create a Traditional Cultural Property. The TCP calls for the estuary and near-shore properties to be added to the National Register of Historic Places.  The vote came at a special meeting of the council last [...]


Wednesday March 13 2019

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Community Public Hearing This Saturday

The Joint Committee on Ways and Means will hold one of its community public hearings in Coos Bay Saturday. Citizens are encouraged to testify on how they would like to see the states proposed budget should be allocated and how the budget impacts the coast.  It is also an opportunity to speak about the programs and [...]


Thursday March 7 2019

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Swing Span Bridge to Reopen Later This Month

The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay is gearing up for the re-opening of the swing-span across Coos Bay. Work is scheduled to be completed later this month. The rail bridge went out of service April 13th of last year after a structural failure. Visual assessments began in May to assess the causes. Since then, the [...]


Thursday March 7 2019

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