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Governor Brown Announces Councils Will Award Three Fitness Centers To Oregon Schools

Governor Kate Brown has announced that nominations are open for elementary and middle schools in Oregon to apply for the National Foundation of Governors’ Fitness Councils 2017 Don’t Quit fitness campaign. The three schools that demonstrate leadership in getting and keeping students fit will be selected to receive $100,000 fitness centers.   Brown said, “Our children deserve [...]


Tuesday February 21 2017

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Hydrologic Outlook For Weekend

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Potential Outlook for significant rises on rivers and streams in Coos, Curry, Douglas and Josephine counties. Rain that fell overnight and yesterday is bringing rises to rivers and streams today. Light to moderate rain will continue through the weekend but no flooding is expected. Another period of [...]


Friday February 17 2017

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Flycasters Hold Fly Fishing Expo In Reedsport

[ February 25, 2017; 9:00 AM; 9:00 AM; ] The Lower Umpqua Flycasters will be holding their 27th annual Fly Fishing Expo at the Reedsport Community Center from 9am to 3pm on February 25th. This annual Expo offers a chance for long term anglers and those who are new to the sport learn about fly casting through demonstrations and programs on various aspects of [...]


Friday February 17 2017

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Two Men Safely Rescued From Cave By Coast Guard

Crews with the Coast Guard rescued two men who found themselves stranded inside a cave south of Yachats on Tuesday night. Watch standers in North Bend received the report of the stranded men from the Lincoln County Fire Department who requested assistance from the Coast Guard when one man fell in the water. The other [...]


Wednesday February 15 2017

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Unidentified Body Found On Horsfall Beach

On the morning of Saturday, February 11th, Coos County Sheriffs were dispatched to a report of a body found in the area of Horsfall Beach near the Hauser Beach Access Road. The reporting persons had been beach-combing when they found a partially decomposed body. According to a press release, because of the condition of [...]


Monday February 13 2017

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Coos Bay Woman Charged With Unlawful Use Of Vehicle

On February 8th, the Coos County Sheriff’s office was notified about a stolen dark blue Chevrolet pickup that left a gas station in Coos Bay without paying for fuel. The employee at the station obtained the license plate of the truck, which returned to a stolen 2001 Chevrolet pickup from North Bend. The female driver [...]


Friday February 10 2017

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Flood Warning Continues For Coquille River

The Flood Warning continues for the Coquille River at Coquille. At 5:30am on Friday the stage was 23.5 feet. (flood stage is 21 feet) Moderate flooding is occurring; the river will continue to fall to below flood stage by Saturday afternoon.   The Flood Warning also continues for the South Fork Coquille River at Myrtle Point. [...]


Friday February 10 2017

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Free Program For Caregivers Starts March 1st

“Powerful Tools for Caregivers” is a program that will help unpaid caregivers of older adults reduce stress, improve self-confidence, increase their ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources. The ‘tools’ are offered through interactive lessons, discussions and brainstorming. These classes are free, thanks to support from The Area Agency on Aging, a service [...]


Thursday February 9 2017

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Flood Warning, High Surf Advisory, High Wind warning

The National Weather Services reports a Flood Warning continues for the Coquille river at Coquille from Thursday night through Saturday morning. The river is forecast to reach a peak of 21.7 feet on Friday morning then remain above flood stage into Saturday morning.   The Flood Warning continues for the South Fork Coquille river at Myrtle Point [...]


Thursday February 9 2017

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Dungeness Crab Body Meat Safe To Eat

A recent Dungeness crab closure in Oregon of about 65 miles of coast line disrupted the commercial crab fishery. However, consumers can be confident that Dungeness crab on the market is safe. The Oregon Department of Agriculture and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife closed the area between the north jetty in Coos Bay and [...]


Wednesday February 8 2017

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