State News

Culvert Construction Will Slow Highway 38 Traffic

Culvert construction will affect drivers traveling between Reedsport and Interstate 5 for about 12 months. Starting Monday, August 14th, construction will start on a $7.4 million project that repairs or replaces 34 culverts along Highway 38 (the Umpqua Highway).   At Burchard Creek and Grabb Creek new bridges will replace the existing box culverts. Construction will limit [...]


Monday August 14 2017

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Oregon School Immunization Requirements

The law in Oregon requires specific immunizations for school attendance. The goal is to make sure kids can go to school in a safe and healthy environment. Vaccines are one of the most important and effective ways to protect children from contracting serious diseases.   In school year 2016-2017, Coos Health and Wellness mailed 740 school exclusion [...]


Thursday August 10 2017

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Fire Danger Remains High

Temperatures in southwestern Oregon have cooled down, but those cooler temperatures have not decreased the fire danger. The Coos Forest Protective Association reports that fire danger will only decrease with measurable rain. Southwestern Oregon has not had measurable precipitation for over 50 days. Forest fuels are being stressed by the lack of rain; this means [...]


Wednesday August 9 2017

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PenAir Cancels Flights Between North Bend And Portland

Effective now (Tuesday, August 8th), PenAir has ceased operations of all routes in the Pacific Northwest. That includes air travel between Portland and North Bend. The last scheduled flights in and out of Portland were August 7th.   PenAir CEO and Chairman Danny Seybert said, “The steps we are taking with closing Portland area routes will allow [...]


Tuesday August 8 2017

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Legislation Makes Management Of Dungeness Fisheries Permanent

A bill introduced by Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley to strengthen Oregon’s crab fishery passed the United States Senate and will now go to the president’s desk for signature into law. The bill permanently extends a fishery management agreement that has been vital to the Pacific Northwest’s Dungeness crab fishery. Without this legislation, crab [...]


Monday August 7 2017

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Head Start Now Taking Applications

South Coast Head Start is now accepting applications for wait list placement in the Head Start and Early Head Start programs offered in 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 [...]


Monday August 7 2017

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Veterans Town Hall In North Bend

[ August 17, 2017; 5:00 PM; ] All veterans, their families and stake holders are invited to a Veterans Town Hall on Thursday, August 17th at 5pm. The Roseburg VA Healthcare System has scheduled this Town Hall in North Bend at the American Legion Post 34, 1421 Airport Way. This will be an open dialogue listening forum that will allow veterans an [...]


Friday August 4 2017

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Governor Declares State Of Emergency To Address Wildfires

Governor Brown has declared a state of emergency in response to wildfire activity across the state. Hot, dry and windy conditions have resulted in multiple red flag warnings, placing Oregon in a fire danger situation. The declaration enables the Oregon National Guard to mobilize resources on an as-needed basis to assist the Department of Forestry [...]


Thursday August 3 2017

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Eclipse Traffic May Rival Winter Weather Event

[ August 21, 2017; 10:15 AM; ] As many as a million visitors are expected in Oregon this month as the solar eclipse occurs August 21st. The eclipse will be between Lincoln City and Newport at about 10:15am, then head east cutting a path across the country. Eclipse chasers, along with the heavy summer traffic may clog highways. Triple A of Oregon [...]


Thursday August 3 2017

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Excessive Heat Warning Until Friday Night

Temperatures will be unseasonably hot through Friday. There will be little relief overnight with temperatures remaining warmer than normal. The National Weather Service reports that highs will be near or above the hottest they have been in the past 25 years. Locations in the Heat Warning include areas east of Myrtle Point including Powers and [...]


Thursday August 3 2017

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