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DEQ Proposes No Further Action For Marine Site In Coos Bay

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is proposing to issue a Conditional No Further Action determination for the Mid-Coast Marine Site on Whitty Road in Coos Bay, marking the completion of work the DEQ started on the site nearly 20 years ago. From 1999 to 2000, the DEQ removed soil and sediment from the property [...]


Thursday March 30 2017

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Widespread Power Outage Affected Over 14,000 Customers

A widespread power outage affected North Bend, Coos Bay and surrounding areas on Wednesday night, March 29th. The outage began at about 8:50pm according to Tom Gauntt from Pacific Power. During the evening hours, the outage eventually affected customers past North Bend and other counties. Gauntt confirmed that a total of approximately 14,500 customers were [...]


Thursday March 30 2017

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Pre Auditions For The Wizard Of Oz Start April 29th

[ April 29, 2017; 1:00 PM; ] The Wizard Of Oz is coming to the Sprague Theater in August to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the original stage version. That premiered at the Municipal Theatre in St. Louis in 1942--a production by Frank Baum with music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg. The Bandon Playhouse is bringing the team of [...]


Tuesday March 28 2017

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Body Of Missing Coquille Man Found By Coos County Sheriffs

  The Coquille Police Department put out an Attempt to Locate notice on David Carl Gilbreath on March 13th after receiving a call from his family that they were not able to get a hold of Mr Gilbreath. As of March 20th, there was still no contact, so the Coquille Police department issued a Missing Persons [...]


Monday March 27 2017

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A local man was arrested for shoplifting at Fred Meyer after being arrested the day before for attempting to elude police in a stolen vehicle

Trevar Reed   A Coos Bay man was arrested at the Coos Bay Fred Meyer after an off duty police officer observed him attempting to break into cars. 18 year-old Trevar Reed was found to be in possession of clothing he allegedly shoplifted from Fred Meyer. The investigation also showed that Reed was trespassed from the store [...]


Monday March 27 2017

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Spring Whale Watch Week Starts March 25th

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department invites everyone to see gray whales passing by the Oregon coast during Spring Whale Watch Week from March 25th through the 31st. Trained volunteers from the Whale Watching Spoken Here program will be stationed at 24 whale watch sites from 10am to 1pm daily to help visitors learn about [...]


Friday March 24 2017

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Lakeside Woman Sentenced To 23 Months In Prison

A Lakeside woman has been sentenced to prison on drug charges. The South Coast Interagency Narcotics Team reports that on March 20th 2017, Coos County Circuit Court Judge Megan Jacquot sentenced 48-year-old Julie Ann Farnham to 23 months in prison and a $3,000.00 fine. Farnham was found guilty by a Coos County Jury on March [...]


Friday March 24 2017

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Transient Husband and Wife Burglars Nabbed by Police

Michael Shamoon Rachelle Shamoon Deputies received a report of a suspicious vehicle on North Bay Road near milepost 3 on March 22 in the early morning hours. While responding, Deputies received further information that a male and female had returned to the truck with property and were trying to leave the area. The complainant contacted the subjects [...]


Wednesday March 22 2017

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Be Part Of The Coquille Carousel Project

[ April 8, 2017; 9:00 AM; ] Wood carver Bruce Sturtevant will demonstrate and teach students how to carve rosettes that will be placed on the Coquille Carousel. The class will be held at the Coos Bay Boat Building Center, 100 Newmark Avenue, from 9 to Noon Saturdays, April 8th, 15th and 22nd. The class series is designed for ages 15 and [...]


Wednesday March 22 2017

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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

[ April 8, 2017; 9:00 AM; ] Residents of Coos and Curry Counties can dispose of household chemicals at a free “Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event” on April 8th from 9am to 1pm at the Beaver Hill Transfer Site on Highway 101 between Coos Bay and Bandon. Call 541-396-7624 to make an appointment to drop off household hazardous waste. This collection event [...]


Wednesday March 22 2017

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