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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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Mobile Home Fire, No One Injured

No injuries were reported when a mobile home went up in flames. The Coos Bay Fire Department responded to 63282 Everest to the reported mobile home on fire on Wednesday, September 6th at 12:55am. First responders found the mobile home fully engulfed and spreading. The fire was under control by 1:20am. Suppression personnel did [...]


Thursday September 7 2017

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September is National Preparedness Month

Preparing for disasters and emergencies can be overwhelming. Coos Health and Wellness suggests that an emergency communication plan is a great starting point and will ensure your family knows what to do when disaster hits. Discuss with your family how you will inform each other about each person’s safety in an emergency. Know where you [...]


Wednesday September 6 2017

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Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Class In Coos Bay

[ September 21, 2017; 6:00 PM; ] The Coos Bay Fire Department is hosting a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (or CPR) class for health care providers. The class will be held at the Fire Department's main station at 450 Elrod Avenue. This American Heart Association basic life support class will be held on Thursday September 21st from 6 to 10pm. Pre-registration is required as [...]


Wednesday September 6 2017

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Coos County Forest Closure Fire Danger

***URGENT***   The Coos County Board of Commissioners declared an emergency in Coos County due to extreme fire conditions, and ordered the temporary closure of all Coos County Forest to the public and all non-essential personnel. The same extreme fire conditions that led to the fires throughout Oregon also exist in Coos County, and the chance for [...]


Tuesday September 5 2017

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Open Burning In Coos Bay Now Prohibited

The City of Coos Bay has imposed a ban on open burning. Coos County has imposed restrictions on fires since June, but Coos Bay and North Bend have allowed burning until Labor Day weekend. Usually, the marine air keeps fuel moistures high, but this year has been different. With dryer than average conditions, poor air [...]


Tuesday September 5 2017

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Disaster Relief Drive All Day Event September 11th

[ September 11, 2017; 6:00 AM; 6:00 AM; ] Southwestern Oregon Community College's Vet Club--and--Operation Rebuild Hope are teaming up to hold a Disaster Relief Drive on Monday, September 11th. This all day event, to support victims of local fires and victims of Hurricane Harvey, will start at 6am in the SWOCC campus parking lot #1. Call 541-888-2525 or 541-435-5903 with any questions or [...]


Tuesday September 5 2017

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Man Arrested On DUI Charges In Winchester Bay

  A man from Elkton was arrested in Winchester Bay on DUI charges. Douglas County law enforcement received a report of a suspicious man riding a bicycle with a firearm in the campgrounds in Winchester Bay on the evening of Sunday, September 3rd. Deputies contacted 49-year-old Martin Bradley Harris from Elkton on Salmon Harbor near Lighthouse [...]


Tuesday September 5 2017

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Fire Restrictions Issued By Mayor Of Bandon

The City of Bandon has issued fire restrictions effective September 1st. The city is experiencing extremely dry conditions. Mayor Mary Schamehorn has enacted restrictions. Any outside open burning is now prohibited, including kindling, rubbish and burn barrels. All open flame fires (barbeques, cooking and warming fires, fire pits and others) are not allowed. All fireworks [...]


Friday September 1 2017

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