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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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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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Missing Person Last Seen In Coquille; Police Ask For Help

The Coquille Police Department has issued a press release about a missing person. 67-year-old David Carl Gilbreath was last seen by neighbors on March 11th, 2017. He is described an adult Caucasian male, approximately 6 feet tall and 190 pounds. Neighbors and family members have not seen or heard from him since March [...]


Tuesday March 21 2017

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ODOT Says Expect Short Delays At Slide On Highway 42

The Oregon Department of Transportation reports that slide activity on Highway 42 has necessitated 24-hour flagging at milepost 34 (approximately 13 miles east of Myrtle Point). Since mid-February, ODOT crews have been monitoring a section of the highway that is steadily slumping toward the Coquille River. Mitigation has required grinding and covering the section with [...]


Monday March 13 2017

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High Wind Warning Late Tuesday Morning

  The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning in effect from 10am on Tuesday, March 7th until 7pm Tuesday night. Winds from the south at 30 to 50 mph with gusts 55 to 70 mph, late morning through early evening. Locations include headlands and exposed locations along the coast including parts of Highway [...]


Tuesday March 7 2017

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Seafood Company In Charleston Fined By DEQ

A local seafood processing company has been fined by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. Bandon Pacific Incorporated has been fined $54,910 for exceeding pollution limits in its waste water discharge permit. According to the DEQ, the company operates a seafood processing facility off Boat Basin Road in Charleston that discharges waste water to Coos [...]


Thursday March 2 2017

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Leaven No Trace Founder Sentenced To Probation And Fined In Coos County Court

  Raymond Furr of Leaven No Trace, has been sentenced in Coos County Circuit Court to one year probation and was ordered to pay a $500 dollar fine. Furr was found guilty by a jury of Second Degree Disorderly Conduct. Prosecutors say Furr did so by creating a risk of public inconvenience, annoyance and alarm by [...]


Friday February 24 2017

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Telephone Scam Telling Potential Victims They Could Go To Jail

A telephone scammer is telling potential victims they could face jail time. The Curry County Sheriff’s office wants the public to know there is another telephone scam, telling people over the phone that they missed jury duty and that a warrant was issued for their arrest. The scam caller identifies himself as an officer [...]


Thursday February 23 2017

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Freeze Warning Starts At Midnight

The National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Warning going into effect at Midnight on February 24th through to 8am Friday morning. Temperatures will drop below 32 degrees for four hours.  


Thursday February 23 2017

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