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Free Fishing And Crabbing To Start New Year

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife wants to help anglers celebrate the new year with a free fishing weekend on December 31st and January 1st. This Saturday and Sunday, fishing, crabbing and clamming in Oregon will be free. That means no licenses, tags or endorsements are needed on those days. While many might not [...]


Friday December 30 2016

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Crab Fleets Being Monitored By Coast Guard

Based on the most recent domoic acid results, the commercial Dungeness crab season is being opened on January 1st. The Coast Guard is monitoring the fishing fleet across the Oregon and Washington coasts to ensure safety and enforce laws and regulations. Coast Guard aircraft have conducted fly-overs of Oregon crab fishing grounds to monitor the [...]


Thursday December 29 2016

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Class For Lovers Of Chocolate In Myrtle Point

[ January 14, 2017; 10:00 AM; ] The Coos County OSU Master Food Preserver volunteers will get you in the mood for Valentine's Day as they present a chocolate tasting class. It's called The Sweet Seduction of Chocolate, on Saturday, January 14th from 10am to 2pm. Taught by Registered Dietitian Stephanie Polizzi and MFP volunteers, the class will cover the history of [...]


Wednesday December 28 2016

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Detour In Effect At Siltcoos Beach To Protect Shore Birds

A new seasonal detour is now in place for ATV riders at Siltcoos Beach, south of Florence, to protect the winter habitat of western snowy plover. From now through March 14th, riders are being directed to the beach by way of the newly constructed Breach North OHV Trail, 600 feet north of the traditional access [...]


Wednesday December 28 2016

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Auditions For Fiddler On The Roof Junior

New Artists Productions will be conducting auditions for their spring production, Fiddler on the Roof Junior on Sunday and Monday, January 15th and 16th at the Sprague Community Theater. Auditions will be held from 1:30 to 4pm on January 15th…..and from 6:30 to 8pm on January 16th. This classic musical is set in the [...]


Tuesday December 27 2016

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Master Gardener Training Courses In Coos Bay

[ January 12, 2017; 9:00 AM; 9:00 AM; ] The Coos County Extension Service is offering a 10-week Master Gardener training course beginning January 12th. Master Gardeners are volunteer educators who share effective gardening practices with the community through garden seminars and involvement in plant sales and community booths. Training for the program comes through OSU professionals and local experts who offer research-based [...]


Friday December 23 2016

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Commercial Crab Season Opens January 1st

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Oregon Department of Agriculture have announced the opening of the commercial crab season, from Cape Blanco to the Oregon/Washington border starting January 1st. Fishery managers have exercised caution in opening the crab season this year because of elevated levels of domoic acid. “Along with state agencies, [...]


Thursday December 22 2016

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Injured Fisherman Rescued By Coast Guard

A Coast Guard aircrew hoisted an injured crew member from the 75-foot fishing vessel Leann more than 20 miles off Florence on Thursday, December 15th. Watch standers at the Coast Guard Station in Coos Bay received the notification shortly after midnight. They called the vessel master, who confirmed that the crew member was unconscious after [...]


Friday December 16 2016

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Deputies: Victim Tied Up After Lakeside Residence Broken Into

Coos County Deputies responded to a reported burglary at a residence on Sherry Barbie Lane in Lakeside on December 10th. The victim was a 24-year-old male from Lakeside who told Deputies that he had gone to another family member’s residence at that location. When he arrived he found a man he did not know inside. [...]


Thursday December 15 2016

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Freeze Warning And Frost Advisory For 10pm Thursday Night

The National Weather Service issued a Freeze Warning in effect from 10pm Thursday night, December 15th through to 8am Friday. A Frost Advisory has also been issued, in effect from 10pm until 8am on Friday. Temperatures are forecasted to be in the upper 20s to low 30s in the Warning area; Powers, Myrtle Point and [...]


Thursday December 15 2016

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