State News

Man Arrested On DUI Charges In Winchester Bay

  A man from Elkton was arrested in Winchester Bay on DUI charges. Douglas County law enforcement received a report of a suspicious man riding a bicycle with a firearm in the campgrounds in Winchester Bay on the evening of Sunday, September 3rd. Deputies contacted 49-year-old Martin Bradley Harris from Elkton on Salmon Harbor near Lighthouse [...]


Tuesday September 5 2017

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Fire Restrictions Issued By Mayor Of Bandon

The City of Bandon has issued fire restrictions effective September 1st. The city is experiencing extremely dry conditions. Mayor Mary Schamehorn has enacted restrictions. Any outside open burning is now prohibited, including kindling, rubbish and burn barrels. All open flame fires (barbeques, cooking and warming fires, fire pits and others) are not allowed. All fireworks [...]


Friday September 1 2017

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Tasty Tomatoes In Myrtle Point

[ September 23, 2017; 10:00 AM; ] The Coos County OSU Master Food Preservers invite everyone to join them for a Tasty Tomatoes workshop on Saturday, September 23rd, from 10am to 2pm. Learn the basics of canning tomatoes and salsas, how to assess family recipes for safety and other food preservation methods for tomatoes including dehydration. Participants will get to take home [...]


Thursday August 31 2017

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Oregon Employer Council Fall Conference

[ October 16, 2017; 8:00 AM; 8:00 AM; ] The Oregon Employer Council Fall Conference will be held on October 16th and 17th at Spirit Mountain Casino in Grand Ronde, OR. Visit www.oec.org for details.   Schedule:   Sunday, October 15th * Sunday evening informal no-host reception at the Sports Bar at the casino   Monday, October 16th * Programming includes legislative updates, delegation for managers, workplace engagement, discharging employees, personal branding, immigration, [...]


Thursday August 31 2017

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Campfires And Open Flame Prohibited In Reedsport

No outdoor camp fires in Reedsport city limits. Because of the higher temperatures and extreme fire danger, the Reedsport Volunteer Fire Department has added a restriction. Effective immediately, no outdoor campfires or any other type of open flame shall be allowed in the city limits of Reedsport until further notice.   Outdoor cooking in appliances like gas, [...]


Wednesday August 30 2017

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Governor Signs State’s Largest Transportation Bill

The Governor has signed a transportation funding package. Governor Kate Brown signed House Bill 2017 and celebrated the passage of Oregon’s significant transportation funding bill. The $5.3 billion, 10-year investment in roads, rail, bridges and ports is the state’s largest and most comprehensive transportation package. While creating 16,000 construction jobs, these infrastructure improvements help businesses [...]


Wednesday August 30 2017

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Timberlands Closed To Public

Timber lands are closed to the public. Effective immediately (as of August 28th), all Pacific West Timber Company timber lands in Coos and Curry Counties are closed to all public access because of the extreme fire danger. This closure is in effect until the area receives a significant amount of rain. As a reminder, [...]


Tuesday August 29 2017

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Citizen-Soldiers To Deploy To Chetco Bar Fire August 30th

125 additional personnel will assist fighting the Chetco Bar Fire. Oregon National Guard members are being trained at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training in Salem. They were activated by Governor Kate Brown to assist with ongoing fire fighting efforts. The group, known as ‘NG-2’, is the second one activated by Governor [...]


Monday August 28 2017

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A Level 3 Evacuation Area Expanded For Chetco Bar Fire

A Level 3 Evacuation Order including areas along Carpenterville Road, north of Bosley Butte Road along Summit Ridge and north to Sundown Mountain, has been ordered by the Curry County Sheriff’s office. A Level 3 Evacuation means residents in this area should leave immediately. Danger is current or imminent. Do not delay to gather any [...]


Monday August 28 2017

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DeFazio To Hold Town Halls In Coos Bay, Bandon and Florence

Rep. Peter DeFazio will hold the following Town Hall meetings in southwestern Oregon:   Monday, August 28th Bandon Town Hall Meeting 11am to 12 Noon Bandon Public Library 1204 11st Street SW   also on August 28th: Coos Bay Town Hall Meeting 5:30 to 6:30pm SW Oregon Community College Hales Center 1988 Newmark Avenue   Tuesday, August 29th Florence Town Hall Meeting 3 to 4pm Siuslaw Middle School 2525 Oak Street   For more information: https://defazio.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-defazio-announces-summer-2017-town-hall-schedule  


Friday August 25 2017

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