State News

Fires Put Out On Eckley Ridge Road By CFPA

Firefighters from Coos Forest Protective Association responded to a fire in the Sixes River drainage at approximately 11am on Tuesday, August 1st. Firefighters arrived to find two fires burning along the Eckley Ridge Road. Assistance was given by three helicopters and a retardant plane in addition to fire engines and hand crews. Two logging industry [...]


Wednesday August 2 2017

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Antique Swap Meet August 12th

There will be a Community Swap Meet in Port Orford on Saturday, August 12th at Highway 101 and 8th Street. The selling starts at 9am with all the great items you expect plus antiques, collectibles, books and the Farmer’s Market right across the street. Sponsored by the Friends of Port Orford Library and Port Orford [...]


Tuesday August 1 2017

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Campfire Safety Tips For Summer

As we enjoy summer in Oregon, State Fire Marshal Jim Walker is cautioning all campers to heed some campfire safety guidelines:   * Keep a shovel and water nearby to extinguish any escaped embers.   * Select a site away from grasses, shrubs, overhanging branches and firewood. Existing fire pits in established campgrounds are best.   * Scrape away leaves and [...]


Tuesday August 1 2017

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South Coast Head Start Accepting Applications

South Coast Head Start is now accepting applications for wait list placement in the Head Start and Early Head Start programs throughout Coos and Curry counties. Openings may occur weekly and the wait list is used to fill any spots that become available. These programs are provided at no cost to families. South Coast [...]


Monday July 31 2017

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Heat Warning In Effect Through Thursday

An Excessive Heat Warning in effect from Noon on Tuesday, August 1st to 8pm on Thursday, August 3rd. Temperatures: Inland high temperatures of 90 to 100 degrees with overnight lows 60 to 70. Locations include areas just inland of the coast in Coos County, including Myrtle Point and Powers.   Temperatures will be hot today through [...]


Monday July 31 2017

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Vehicle Roll Over Crash At Airport

Coos County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a single vehicle roll over crash. Medical crews also responded and assisted in scene management. When Deputies arrived at the Powers Airport, 32-year-old Justin North was found sitting inside of a vehicle operated by his mother. North refused to comply with Deputies directions to get out [...]


Friday July 28 2017

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Coos Bay Man Arrested On Drug Charges

Coos County Deputies attempted to make contact with Ronald Justin Taylor at his residence on Dover Lane in Coos Bay in the early evening hours of Wednesday, July 26th for a warrant service. Deputies observed Taylor inside the residence and were able to get him to come outside. The Coos County Dispatch Center confirmed that [...]


Thursday July 27 2017

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North Bend School Registration

Registration for students planning to attend the North Bend School District will be underway soon. Elementary registration is set for Thursday and Friday, August 17th-18th, from 8am to 4pm. Grades K-5 may register at North Bay Elementary or Hillcrest Elementary depending on the zone in which they live. Kindergarten students must be [...]


Thursday July 27 2017

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Staying Safe In Water While Fishing, Clamming

Coos Health and Wellness advises the following tips to help everyone stay healthy when fishing, clamming or playing around in the waters of Coos Bay:   * Wash your hands with soap and clean water after playing in the water and before touching food to eat.   * Until you are done eating, avoid touching anything that was made [...]


Thursday July 27 2017

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Tuna Canning Workshop In Myrtle Point

[ August 12, 2017; 10:00 AM; 10:00 AM; ] Learn how to preserve your catch of tuna. Make sure you and your equipment are ready to can up the harvest. The Master Food Preservers of Coos County, volunteers with the Oregon State University Extension Service, will hold a tuna canning workshop on Saturday, August 12th. It will be held at the OSU Extension Office, [...]


Wednesday July 26 2017

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