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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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Minor Landslide On Highway 101

A minor landslide occurred on Highway 101, two miles north of Gardiner on Wednesday night, November 15th. Jared Castle from the Oregon Department of Transportation confirmed the minor rockfall/landslide was observed at 8pm on the highway. It was cleared before 8am on November 16th. There were no injuries reported and no traffic was affected.  


Thursday November 16 2017

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Loiselle Named Interim Director of Small Business Development Center

Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Small Business Development Center announced that Mary Loiselle has accepted the position of Interim Small Business Development Center Director, effective December 1st. “I’m so glad to be able to serve the community I grew up in by helping businesses start, grow and thrive” said Loiselle. “I look forward to continuing [...]


Thursday November 16 2017

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See Salmon Spawning In Local Rivers

Oregonians in the southern part of the state have a unique wildlife viewing opportunity to watch fall Chinook salmon spawn in local rivers. Peak spawning is now through mid-December depending on the river. Practice good wildlife viewing etiquette by watching from a short distance without disturbing the fish. Binoculars can be handy. Note that viewing [...]


Wednesday November 15 2017

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Two Men Charged With Criminal Trespassing

  Deputies with the Coos County Sheriff’s office responded to a possible criminal trespass at 310 Airport Way in Lakeside on November 11th. The home is a vacation rental which had been vacant. During a search, Deputies found 37-year-old Dustin Young of Coos Bay and 36-year-old Ryan Milburn of Bend inside the residence. Both were taken [...]


Tuesday November 14 2017

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Coos County Residents Without Power

Pacific Power reported that over 300 customers are without electricity in Coos County on Monday, November 13th. Early in the morning, it was reported that 322 customers in Coquille are without service due to an equipment problem. Crews responded and are working to restore. The estimated time of restoration is 12 Noon. A few [...]


Monday November 13 2017

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Oregon License Plates Now More Reflective

Oregon vehicle registration plates are easier to read at night with more reflective background sheeting. The Division of Motor Vehicles has started issuing the standard tree plates with the new material. The DMV’s plate vendor, Portland-based Irwin-Hodson, is using new 3M™ HD License Plate Sheeting.   The new HD sheeting is more reflective, secure and durable than [...]


Friday November 10 2017

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Oregon Coast Opened For Mussel Harvesting

The coast of Oregon has been re-opened for mussel harvesting. The Oregon Department of Agriculture and Department of Fish and Wildlife have announced the re-opening of recreational and commercial mussel harvesting from the south jetty of the Columbia River to the north jetty of Yaquina Bay at Newport.   Shellfish samples taken from the area indicate [...]


Friday November 10 2017

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Stolen Vehicle Suspect Found And Charged

  A stolen vehicle has been located and the suspect is in jail. On Wednesday, November 8th at approximately 5:15pm, Douglas County Dispatch received a call from a man stating that he was following his stolen vehicle, but by the end of the call the man had lost sight of it. Deputies checked the area for [...]


Thursday November 9 2017

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