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Coos Bay Vessel Rescued By Coast Guard

A Coast Guard lifeboat crew from Coos Bay assisted the 58-foot fishing vessel Car Tanya, Sunday night, September 17th. Watch standers at the Coast Guard station in North Bend received a request for assistance from the mariners aboard the vessel at 5:42pm, reporting the vessel was taking on water and losing power.   A crew aboard a [...]


Monday September 18 2017

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Coos County Major Crimes Team Asking For Assistance In Homicide Case

The Coos County Major Crimes Team is still investigating the homicidal death of 55-year-old Randy Eugene Bendel of Lakeside that occurred on Friday, September 15th. They are asking for public assistance in this investigation.   Investigators learned that one, if not more Good Samaritans assisted Mr. Bendel before medical personnel arrived on the scene. Then the person–or [...]


Monday September 18 2017

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Coos Bay: Sewage Overflows/Micro Organisms Die Prompts Notification To DEQ

The City of Coos Bay had to report two incidents in their wastewater treatment and collection system to the Department of Environmental Quality today.  A sewage overflow was reported from a manhole off Lakeshore Drive in the Empire District following a grease blockage in the pipe system.  About 600 gallons of sewage was spilled into [...]


Friday September 15 2017

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New Coos Bay-North Bend Visitor And Convention Bureau Director Takes The Reigns

The Coos Bay – North Bend Visitor & Convention Bureau has hired a new Executive Director to lead the marketing, promotion and convention efforts for the Coos Bay, North Bend and Charleston areas. Janice Langlinais started working with the VCB this week.  The agency went back out to seek a new director only a short [...]


Friday September 15 2017

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Bay Area Fun Festival: Road Closures

The Bay Area Fun Festival is this week.  With the many activities happening including the Prefontaine Memorial Run, Parade and Cruz the Coos getting around downtown will be challenging.  So we have put together a list of street closures and times. Note: An entire road may not be closed, but portions might be for several [...]


Friday September 15 2017

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Horse Prairie Fire Evacuation Levels Dropped

All evacuation levels have been dropped for the Horse Prairie Fire. Effective Friday, September 15th, the Douglas County Sheriff’s office and fire managers have lifted all evacuations related to the Horse Prairie Fire. Residents on Lower Cow Creek Road from the end of County Maintenance, west to Union Creek (including residents on Doe Creek [...]


Friday September 15 2017

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Weekend Work At Waste Water Treatment Plant

  Construction of the new waste water treatment plant is on-going at the northeast corner of Fulton Avenue and Empire Boulevard. It is anticipated to be finished in December 2018. At the beginning of the project, the council granted the contractor ten weekend work days. To date, the project has expended eight of the ten weekends [...]


Friday September 15 2017

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Flu Shots Now Available In North Bend

Flu shots are now available in the North Bend Annex. Coos Health and Wellness urges everyone six months and older to get a flu shot. The flu vaccine protects against four types of flu virus. Come to the first floor of the North Bend Annex, 1975 McPherson Avenue.   For those with no insurance, the cash discounted [...]


Thursday September 14 2017

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Coos Bay Woman Charged With Domestic Harassment

  A woman from Coos Bay is charged with Harassment. Coos County Deputies responded to a report of an assault at 91742 Cape Arago Highway on September 12th. During their investigation, Deputies learned that 47-year-old Shawn Boyer and her husband had been consuming alcohol most of the day. Boyer and her husband got into an argument [...]


Thursday September 14 2017

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Oregon’s Employment Declines in August

In August, Oregon’s employment dropped by 9,500 jobs, following a gain of 7,400 in July. This was the first decline in seven months. The August report indicates that Oregon’s job growth, while strong, has slowed. Between August 2016 and August 2017, employment expanded by 44,600 jobs–a reduction from the 3.1 percent job-growth rate seen through [...]


Thursday September 14 2017

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