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Drivers Needed For Road To Recovery Program

For many cancer patients, getting to and from treatment is a challenge. Volunteer drivers are needed for the ‘Road to Recovery’ program to give free rides. Drivers will receive training before being added to a roster. Call 800-227-2345 to learn more.     DRIVER CRITERIA Drivers should be between the ages of 18-84, will need to pass a [...]


Wednesday May 24 2017

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Fire At Mast Brothers Towing Under Investigation

A fire at Mast Brothers Towing Company is under investigation. The Coos Bay Fire Department responded to the fire at Mast Brothers, 175 West Hall Avenue in Coos Bay, at about 3am on Saturday, May 20th. Upon arrival, the Fire Department crews reported that thick black smoke was coming from the interior. They requested [...]


Monday May 22 2017

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MHS Esteemed Alumnus Dr. Gould To Be Honored

The Marshfield High School Heritage Hall Committee announces that on May 24th, it will be honoring 1963 esteemed alumnus, Dr. Rowan Gould for his successful career as the Deputy Director for the Interior Department’s Fish and Wildlife Service. Some of Dr. Gould’s accomplishments:   * Responsible for the operations of the Department of Fish and Wildlife’s [...]


Friday May 19 2017

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Mr. MHS Fundraiser Makes Adjustments Following Discrimination Allegations

On the heels of the announcement by the organizers of the Mr. Bulldog Pageant, organizers from the Mr. MHS Pageant are in the process of making modifications of their program. Jennifer Bunnell, who has been involved with the program since 2006, said representatives from both programs met with Karen Moscon from the Office of [...]


Tuesday May 16 2017

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Safe Boating Week Starts This Weekend

Boating safety advocates are promoting safe and responsible boating, including consistent life jacket wearing, during National Safe Boating Week from May 20th to 26th. “Each year hundreds of people lose their lives in boating incidences and they may still be alive if they had been wearing a life jacket,” says Rachel Johnson, CAE, executive director [...]


Tuesday May 16 2017

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Final Day To Vote In Special District Election

  This is the final day to vote in the Special District Election. Ballots must be received by 8pm. Coos County residents will be deciding on a “Community Bill of Rights, Sustainable Energy Future” measure. If passed, it could shut down the proposed Jordon Cove LNG Facility, but seeks to put the power of decisions in [...]


Tuesday May 16 2017

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Temporary Road And Parking Lot Closures At South Jetty

Part of the road and two parking areas in the South Jetty area near Florence will be temporarily closed for maintenance on May 19th and 20th. The parking lot at the South Jetty #6 crab dock and Sand Dunes Road, north of the South Jetty #7 parking area will be closed to vehicles while workers [...]


Monday May 15 2017

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Free Summer Concerts In Reedsport

[ June 22, 2017; 6:00 PM; ] A series of free concerts will be offered at the Umpqua Discovery Center. Riverfront Rhythms will feature live bands on the waterfront at 409 Riverfront Way in Reedsport starting at 6pm.   June 22nd---‘Kush’ Rhythm and Blues, Soulful Rock   July 6th---‘Timberwolf’ Classics, Country, Rock and Roll   July 20th---‘Done Deal’ Contemporary danceable rock from 60’s to today   August 10th---‘Hot Wax’ [...]


Friday May 12 2017

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Tour De Fronds Bicycle Ride Fathers Day Weekend

The Tour de Fronds Bicycle Ride is June 17th. Celebrate Fathers’ Day Weekend and join a spectacular bicycle ride in Powers, Oregon. Choose from 7 different bicycle rides on low traffic roads in the Siskiyou National Forest. Rides vary in length from 30 to 117 miles. There is something for everyone from the novice to [...]


Wednesday May 10 2017

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Two Officers Assaulted And Male Suspected Dead

Two police officers were assaulted and one male suspect is dead. Oregon State Police were notified that assistance was needed at the Florence Police Department jail on May 8th at 9am. OSP troopers found that two officers had been seriously assaulted when they were attempting to release a 40-year-old man from the custody of the [...]


Tuesday May 9 2017

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