State News

Update On Scottsburg Bridge Closure

  Highway 38 is closed at the Scottsburg Bridge. On Wednesday April 12th at 4pm, Oregon State Police responded to the report of a commercial vehicle crash on the bridge. The CMV was hauling empty wooden pallets and crashed through a bridge railing, trapping the driver, 26-year-old Sergi Borodin from Seattle, in the cab. Borodin was [...]


Thursday April 13 2017

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My Fair Lady At The Liberty Theatre

The Liberty Theatre, home of Little Theatre on the Bay, announces My Fair Lady onstage in North Bend. Performance dates are April 14th through 30th Friday and Saturday at 7pm, Sunday at 2pm. Ticket prices are $11.00 for children and seniors, $13.00 for adults. There will be a special wine tasting benefit on April 20th [...]


Thursday April 13 2017

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Meth Seizure The Largest In Coos County History

Oregon State Police conducted a traffic stop on a passenger car for several traffic infractions near the McCullough Bridge on Highway 101, March 15th. Several indications of drug trafficking were noted. Coquille Tribal Police Officer Robert Scoville and his drug detection canine “Ben” were summoned to the scene. An initial search of the vehicle did [...]


Thursday April 13 2017

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South Coast Development Council Searching For Executive Director

[ May 5, 2017; 5:00 PM; ] The South Coast Development Council, Incorporated is looking for a motivated Executive Director. The SCDC is a non-profit organization with a mission “to promote and support businesses that provide quality jobs through responsible development on Oregon’s South Coast.”   The Executive Director will lead the economic growth and development efforts by working with the SCDC Board [...]


Tuesday April 11 2017

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Repairs To Highway 101 Bridge Over Tenmile Creek And Spinreel Road

The Oregon Department of Transportation announces that repairs are being performed on the Highway 101 bridge over Tenmile Creek and Spinreel Road. Spinreel Road is closed at the Highway 101 underpass until next week. The closure will be in effect day and night and through the weekend. Turn-arounds are available on Spinreel Road near each [...]


Tuesday April 4 2017

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Beach Hazard Statement Issued For The Weekend

The National Weather Service has issued a Beach Hazards Statement in effect from Saturday afternoon, April 1st, through Sunday morning. The threat of sneaker waves will increase Saturday afternoon and evening, then continue into Sunday morning as a long period west swell impacts the coast. Locations include all beaches along the Coos, Curry and Douglas [...]


Friday March 31 2017

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Widespread Power Outage Affected Over 14,000 Customers

A widespread power outage affected North Bend, Coos Bay and surrounding areas on Wednesday night, March 29th. The outage began at about 8:50pm according to Tom Gauntt from Pacific Power. During the evening hours, the outage eventually affected customers past North Bend and other counties. Gauntt confirmed that a total of approximately 14,500 customers were [...]


Thursday March 30 2017

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Pre Auditions For The Wizard Of Oz Start April 29th

[ April 29, 2017; 1:00 PM; ] The Wizard Of Oz is coming to the Sprague Theater in August to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the original stage version. That premiered at the Municipal Theatre in St. Louis in 1942--a production by Frank Baum with music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg. The Bandon Playhouse is bringing the team of [...]


Tuesday March 28 2017

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Body Of Missing Coquille Man Found By Coos County Sheriffs

  The Coquille Police Department put out an Attempt to Locate notice on David Carl Gilbreath on March 13th after receiving a call from his family that they were not able to get a hold of Mr Gilbreath. As of March 20th, there was still no contact, so the Coquille Police department issued a Missing Persons [...]


Monday March 27 2017

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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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