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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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Green Cuisine Recalls Poultry Products

Green Cuisine of San Fernando, California is recalling approximately 36,854 pounds of chicken and turkey salad products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically hard silica and glass fragments. The Oregon Department of Agriculture reports that the ready-to-eat chicken and turkey salads were packaged under a Trader Joe’s label and distributed to various Trader [...]


Tuesday November 21 2017

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Oregon Adds Over 11,000 Jobs

Oregon has added 11,600 jobs in October. The Oregon Employment Department reports that the gain in October was the largest monthly increase since 14,100 jobs were added in February 2017.   Monthly gains were in professional and business services, which added 5,300 jobs, and in leisure and hospitality, which added 3,800. Both industries rebounded from job [...]


Tuesday November 21 2017

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Lakeside Man Charged With Domestic Assault

  Deputies with the Coos County Sheriff’s office along with workers from the Oregon Department of Human Services, responded to 2973 South Tenmile Lake–which can only be accessed by boat–to conduct a welfare check on the afternoon of November 17th. Information had been received that a 30-year-old female had reportedly been assaulted at the residence the [...]


Monday November 20 2017

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Tree Inspectors Busy For Holiday Season

Oregon Christmas trees are on their way to Asia, Hawaii and Mexico. In the next several weeks, Oregon—-the nation’s leading producer of Christmas trees-—will ship them to most U.S. states and many countries around the world. “It gets hectic over the next month and there can always be weather issues, but the job is great [...]


Monday November 20 2017

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Myrtle Point Wastewater Treatment Plant Received Wastewater With High Amounts Of Suspended Solids

The City of Myrtle Point Wastewater Treatment Plant has received wastewater containing high amounts of dissolved and/or suspended solids. Because of this, the ultraviolet disinfection system is not able to achieve proper inactivation of E-coli bacteria in the effluent water. Officials ask that the public avoid the South Fork Coquille River at river mile 34 [...]


Friday November 17 2017

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Commercial Dungeness Crab Season Delayed

The traditional December 1st opening of the commercial Dungeness crab season will be delayed until at least December 16th along the entire Oregon coast. Testing shows crabs are too low in meat yield. The commercial Dungeness crab season can be delayed to ensure a high-quality product to consumers and avoid waste. Crab quality testing in [...]


Friday November 17 2017

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62-Year-old Inmate Dies In Coos County Jail

An inmate in the Coos Couty jail has been found unresponsive in his cell. According to Coos County District Attorney Paul Frazier, paramedics responded to assist 62-year-old Jimmie Rodgers Putnam at 8pm on November 15th, but they determined that he had died.   Frazier responded to the jail, joined by the medical examiner. Frazier asked the Oregon [...]


Thursday November 16 2017

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