State News

Library Board Has Open Positions

The Coos Library Board invites applicants to apply for open positions. Two are representing Dora Corporation and the cities of Bandon, Coquille, Lakeside, Myrtle Point and Powers. One open position is representing school district 13 outside the city of North Bend. The successful applicants terms will expire June 30th, 2021. Board members serve four-year terms [...]


Thursday November 9 2017

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Give Where You Live To Help United Way

[ November 30, 2017; 6:00 PM; ] The local United Way is raising money in Coos and Curry Counties to support services provided by local non-profit programs. In 2016, the United Way raised $124,000 and has a goal of $150,000 for this year’s campaign. The campaign runs from now through November 30th and led by Executive Director Marcia Hart. This year’s [...]


Wednesday November 8 2017

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Updated Bond Measure 6-166 Results

Here is the final unofficial total from the Coos County Elections office:   Regarding Measure 6-166. It received 50.18% Yes votes (3941) and 49% No votes (3913). This is a $59.9 million school bond that would:  ​ * Renovate our elementary facilities to replace Blossom Gulch and update Madison.   * ​To build a new elementary school at the Eastside Elementary [...]


Wednesday November 8 2017

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Recall Of Dark Chocolate Almond Product In Oregon And Washington

In cooperation with last week’s GKI Foods LLC recall of Dark Chocolate Almonds due to an undeclared milk allergen, DSD Merchandisers, Incorportaed of Livermore, California is voluntarily recalling bulk Dark Chocolate Almonds and pre-packaged Dark Chocolate Almonds. All lot numbers are affected. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk [...]


Tuesday November 7 2017

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Mounted Sheriff’s Posse Reports Case Of EHV1

The Coos County Mounted Sheriff’s Posse has reported that Coos County has a *confirmed* case of EHV1 (equine herpesvirus-1), in a rare neurological form. EHV1 is extremely contagious and is spread by: direct horse-to-horse contact; by contaminated hands, equipment, and tack and by aerosolization of the virus in the environment.   The CCMSP Facebook page reports that [...]


Tuesday November 7 2017

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Wildlife Vehicle Collisions Peak This Time Of Year

Vehicle collisions with wildlife are at a peak. Several times this year, a trooper with the Oregon State police has arrived at the scene of a vehicle collision with a deer or elk, and the driver has asked if the animal can be salvaged and taken home. The Department of Fish and Wildlife reports that [...]


Tuesday November 7 2017

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November 20th Open House For Highway 101 Striping Plan

The public is invited to attend an open house on November 20th to discuss a striping plan for Highway 101. It will be held at 6pm at the Harbor Rural Fire Protection District, 98069 West Benham Lane, Brookings. The Highway 101 striping plan would remove a northbound travel lane and add a center turn lane. [...]


Monday November 6 2017

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Portland Man Arrested In Coos Bay On Meth Charges

  A man from Portland has been arrested on methamphetamine charges in Coos Bay. Coos County Deputies stopped a vehicle for traffic violations near Broadway and Johnson on November 5th. During the traffic stop, Deputies determined the driver, 35-year-old Jessie Hillard of Portland, had a warrant for his arrest. The warrant was for possession of methamphetamine. [...]


Monday November 6 2017

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Noxious Weed Advisory Board Meets In Myrtle Point

[ November 8, 2017; 1:00 PM; ] The OSU Extension and the Coos County Noxious Weed Advisory Board invite the public to a free noxious weed workshop on Wednesday, November 8th. Topics will include pesticide use and safety, weed identification and control information specific to coastal Oregon. One of the highlights of the workshop will be an update on the gorse problem, [...]


Friday November 3 2017

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Myrtle Point Wastewater Treatment Plant Inundated

The city of Myrtle Point Wastewater Treatment Plant was inundated by wastewater containing high amounts of dissolved and / or suspended solids. As a result, the ultraviolet disinfection system was unable to achieve proper inactivation of E-coli bacteria in the effluent water.   The city asks that the public avoid the South Fork Coquille River at [...]


Thursday November 2 2017

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