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Coquille Man Arrested On DUI And Other Charges

A man from Coquille has been arrested on DUI and other charges. A Coos County Deputy responded to a reported two vehicle crash at Fishtrap Road and Arago Fishtrap Road in Coquille on December 6th. The Deputy found the female driver of a pickup truck with injuries and the truck had substantial front end damage. [...]


Thursday December 7 2017

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Myrtle Point Waste Water Treatment Plant Disrupted

The city of Myrtle Point’s waste water treatment plant has received waste water containing a visible amount of milk, resulting from a spill at a local processor. The milk clouds the waste water and disrupts the treatment process. As a result, the ultraviolet disinfection system is not able to achieve proper inactivation of [...]


Wednesday December 6 2017

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Recreational Crab Harvesting Reopens On Portion Of OR Coast

The Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announce that recreational crabbing is now open from the north jetty of the Coquille River to the Columbia River. An area from Tahkenitch Creek (north of Winchester Bay) to Cape Foulweather (north of Newport) was previously closed because of the elevated levels [...]


Wednesday December 6 2017

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Air Stagnation Advisory For Southern Oregon

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is issuing an air stagnation advisory for much of southern Oregon beginning Tuesday, December 5th. Forecasters expect air quality to deteriorate due to an extended period of stagnant air. During such conditions, smoke can be trapped at ground level. The DEQ asks people in those affected areas to limit outdoor [...]


Monday December 4 2017

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BLM Sells Three Million Board Feet Of Timber

The Coos Bay District of the Bureau of Land Management sold 3.2 million board feet of timber, worth $450,242.70 at a recent oral auction. Southport Forest Products of Coos Bay was the high bidder for the Rooster Fish commercial thin timber sale. The timber is on Coos Bay Wagon Road lands in Coos County. [...]


Wednesday November 29 2017

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United Way Campaign Ends November 30th

The local United Way is raising money in Coos and Curry Counties to support services provided by local non-profit programs. The goal this year’s campaign is $150,000, which has a deadline of November 30th. This year’s theme is “LIVE UNITED: Give where you live”.   Since 1961, money raised in Coos and Curry Counties helps local people [...]


Tuesday November 28 2017

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Bay Area Concert Band Free Performance

[ December 7, 2017; 7:30 PM; ] The Bay Area Concert Band will perform a free holiday concert on December 7th at the North Bend Presbyterian Church on Pony Creek Road. The concert will be under the direction of Steve Simpkins and begins at 7:30pm. The program will include: "Christmas Day" by Gustav Holst, "Portraits of Christmas" arranged by Warren Barker, [...]


Tuesday November 28 2017

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Oregon Employment Rate Unchanged In October

In October, Oregon’s employment rose by 11,600 jobs, following a loss of 1,100 jobs in September. The gain was the largest monthly increase since 14,100 jobs were added in February 2017. The Oregon Employment Department reports that monthly gains were concentrated in professional and business services and in leisure and hospitality. Both industries rebounded from [...]


Monday November 27 2017

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Fee Waived At Oregon State Parks

Oregon State Parks invites everyone to play for free on November 24th to celebrate ‘Green Friday.’ The agency will waive day-use parking fees in 26 Oregon State Parks the day after Thanksgiving. “We started this tradition three years ago to encourage people to opt outside,” said OPRD director Lisa Sumption. “Why not get some fresh [...]


Friday November 24 2017

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Coos County Man Charged With Criminal Trespassing

  The Coos County Sheriff’s office received a report from a resident at 46988 Highway 101 in Bandon, that an unknown person had entered her home uninvited on the night of November 21st. The Bandon Police Department responded and located the suspect, 44-year-old Christopher Beltran walking near the residence. Beltran was detained for questioning.   Police learned [...]


Wednesday November 22 2017

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