State News

Another Section Of Coast Reopened To Recreational Crabbing

The Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announce that recreational crabbing is now open from Cape Blanco, north of Port Orford, to the Columbia River. Samples of crab taken from that area indicate that levels of domoic acid–the marine biotoxin–have decreased below the alert level. This re-opening of the [...]


Thursday December 21 2017

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Two Women Die In Two Vehicle Crash On Highway 38

Two women have died in a vehicle crash. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Highway 38 on early Monday morning, December 11th. The investigation revealed that a Jeep Cherokee crossed the center line and crashed head-on into a Kia Rio driven by 48-year-old Lisa Oswill of Tigard. The [...]


Tuesday December 12 2017

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Highway 38 One Lane Now Open Near Reedsport

One lane on Highway 38 is now open near Luder Creek Road, approximately 12 miles east of Reedsport. The Oregon Department of Transportation reports that the other lane remains closed for a crash investigation and reconstruction. Expect delays and use caution. Watch for workers and equipment.  


Monday December 11 2017

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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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