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South Coast Hospice Helping Victims Of Chetco Fire

The South Coast Hospice Thrift Store is gathering donations for those affected by the fires. It is because of the support from the community that the store is able to offer great deals for shoppers, such as most clothing for only $2 an item. Last week, the thrift store received requests to help those displaced [...]


Monday September 11 2017

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Free Admission To Art Museum During Prefontaine Run

Admission will be free at the Coos Art Museum during the Memorial Run events on Friday, September 15th through Sunday, the 17th, through the generosity of the Prefontaine Memorial Run Committee. At the Coos Art Museum, the Prefontaine Memorial Gallery houses a collection of Prefontaine’s awards and memorabilia, and photographs highlighting his running career.   To [...]


Monday September 11 2017

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Crosswalk / Pedestrian Safety Operation

The Coos Bay Police Department will be conducting a crosswalk / pedestrian Safety Operation on Monday, September 11th from 9 to 11am at the intersection of Central Avenue and 8th Street in Coos Bay. This intersection has received complaints in the past regarding pedestrian safety.  


Monday September 11 2017

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Coos County Forest to Remain Closed Amid Fire Concerns After Fire

Wildland Fire crews battled a small fire in the Coos County Forest south of Coos Bay this afternoon. The fire was reported around 3pm this afternoon at Davis Creek. It burned about a quarter of an acre. Conditions in the forest remain dry as only a small amount of rain fell overnight. Coos County forest [...]


Sunday September 10 2017

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Private Property Owner Requests Removal of 23 Homeless/Transient Camps Near Coos Bay

Public Safety personnel responded to a wooded area on Tuesday to assist in trespassing individuals illegally camping on private property at the request of the owner.  The property located west of South 12th street between Elrod and Lockhart Avenue found to have 23 campsites. Some campsites were abandoned, while homeless individuals and transients occupied others. [...]


Friday September 8 2017

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Coos Bay Man Charged With Felon Firearm Possession

A man from Coos Bay is in custody with felony firearm possession charges. The Coos County Sheriff’s office received a call regarding a red pickup truck being stolen in the Charleston area on September 7th at about 8:41pm. Deputies on patrol saw the stolen truck and reported it was traveling at speeds approaching 60 miles [...]


Friday September 8 2017

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Person Who Jumped From Vessel Gets Fined By Coast Guard

The Coast Guard issued a $5,000 fine to a passenger who jumped overboard from a tour boat. The act of intentionally jumping into the water from a passenger vessel is considered interfering with the safe operation of the vessel and is a violation of federal law.   Accounts of the event indicate the passenger removed his shoes [...]


Friday September 8 2017

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Coos County Police Canine Odin Returns Home

The Coos County Sheriff’s office announces that police canine “Odin” has been released from the Oregon State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital and has returned home. It was determined that the bacterial infection that Odin contracted may have come from something he orally ingested. After a rigorous medical treatment at OSU, Odin had a significant [...]


Friday September 8 2017

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Coos Bay Man Arrested For Felony Firearm Possession

A Coos Bay man was arrested on felony firearm possession charges. The Coos County Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team executed a search warrant at 63714 Chamberlain Road in the Bunkerhill area on Wednesday, September 6th. The search warrant was to arrest 54-year-old Christopher Michael Bricker for the crimes of Felon in Possession of a Firearm and [...]


Thursday September 7 2017

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Man Charged With Harassing Deputy

Coos County Sheriff’s responded to Bastendorff Beach to assist with a medical call regarding a reported combative patient on September 3rd. A man identified as Declan Chesbrough, from Vermont, had allegedly fought against EMT’s and their attempts to remove him from being swept away from the incoming tide.   Chesbrough was speaking incoherently and it was suspected [...]


Thursday September 7 2017

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