State News

ODFW To Hold Public Meeting In North Bend

[ September 26, 2017; 6:00 PM; 6:00 PM; 6:00 PM; ] The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will host two public meetings on the 2018 recreational Pacific halibut fisheries. One will be on Tuesday, September 26th at 6pm in the North Bend Library, the other on Wednesday, September 27th at 6pm in the ODFW Marine Resources Program conference room, 2040 Marine Science Drive Newport.   ODFW staff [...]


Wednesday September 20 2017

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Evacuation Levels Dropped For Umpqua North Fires

Umpqua North fire evacuation levels have dropped. Effective Tuesday, September 19th at 12 Noon, the Douglas County Sheriff’s office and fire managers will lift all evacuations related to the Umpqua North Fires. Residents living in the Dry Creek/Illahee area (Highway 138 E, milepost 46.5 to 49.5), Slide Creek area (Highway 138 E, milepost 53 to [...]


Tuesday September 19 2017

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Seminar On Changes In Oregon Employment Laws

[ September 29, 2017; 7:45 AM; ] On Friday, September 29th, the South Coast Oregon Employer Council will host “Oregon Sick Time Update and New Employment Laws”---a seminar presented by The Bureau of Labor and Industries Technical Assistance for Employers Unit. This seminar is targeted toward human resources personnel, business owners, managers and front line supervisors who have employees working in Oregon.   [...]


Tuesday September 19 2017

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Governor Signs Bill Increasing Age To Buy Tobacco To 21

Oregon Governor Kate Brown has signed a bill raising the age to buy tobacco to age 21. According to Coos Health and Wellness, 12% of 11th graders in Coos County are smoking cigarettes and 21% of 11th graders are using non-cigarette tobacco such as cigarillos, chewing tobacco or e-cigarettes.   The Governor’s signing of SB 754, known [...]


Monday September 18 2017

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Gonzalez Wins Top Prize In Bay Area Teen Idol

14-year old Alliah Gonzalez of Coos Bay sang her way to the title and a prize package valued at over $3,200 on Sunday as the 16th season of Bay Area Teen Idol wrapped up. It is Coos County’s premier vocal competition for teens. It was Gonzalez’ solid performances of “What A Feeling,” “A Change is Gonna [...]


Monday September 18 2017

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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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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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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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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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Recreational Bottomfish Closed As Of Monday

Oregon’s recreational bottomfish season will close to all species but flatfish as of Monday because the quotas for several species have been reached. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife officials say it’s because quotas for several species have been reached.   Anglers will no longer be able to catch and keep lingcod, any species of rockfish, cabezon, [...]


Wednesday September 13 2017

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