State News

Update: Man And Son Swept Out To Sea In Curry County

UPDATE: The Coast Guard has suspended its search at 11:51 a.m. today, for a 31-year-old father and 3-year-old son from the Eugene area, who were swept out to sea from a Boice Cope County Park beach, 4 miles north of Cape Blanco on Sunday.   The adult male and his three year old son have not been [...]


Monday January 16 2017

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High Wind Watch Starts Tuesday Afternoon

The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Watch. It will go into effect from Tuesday afternoon, January 17th through Wednesday afternoon. Winds are forecasted from the south at 30 to 40 mph with gusts to 60 mph. The winds will increase late Tuesday and are expected to peak Wednesday morning into the afternoon [...]


Monday January 16 2017

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Free Tax Help Starts February 1st

Starting on Wednesday, February 1st, the AARP Foundation will provide free tax help and preparation for federal and state taxes for those of all ages with low to moderate incomes. Help will be available through April 15th without appointment at four locations on the southern Oregon coast and at a fifth location by appointment only. [...]


Monday January 16 2017

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Grant Crim Chosen As One Of Four Relay For Life Heroes Of Hope

Grant Crim of Coquille has been chosen as one of the four American Cancer Society’s Heroes of Hope, representing the United States for the Relay For Life globally. Grant and Alexis Morgan are two of the youngest global Heroes of Hope and have accomplished so much. There are only 4 Heroes of Hope representatives in [...]


Friday January 13 2017

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Coos Health And Wellness Winter Weather Tips

Protect yourself in winter weather. Coos Health and Wellness offers a few tips to consider:   * Stay updated on weather conditions. Listen to local media or a NOAA weather radio. Keep an emergency kit on hand.   * Use lights for heat if the furnace goes out. Don’t use gas cooking stoves. Use FoodSafety.gov food charts to help you [...]


Thursday January 12 2017

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Myrtle Point Fined For Failure To Report Waste Water Diversion Within 24 Hours

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has fined Myrtle Point $1,650 for failing to report a diversion of wastewater from the city’s treatment facility. The city’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit requires it to report such diversions, known as bypasses, within 24 hours. The city became aware of the bypass on March 12th, 2016 [...]


Thursday January 12 2017

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Frost Advisory And Freeze Watch Thursday And Friday

A cold air mass is moving into the area, resulting in frost and some freezing conditions along and near the coast on Thursday and Friday mornings. This prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Frost Advisory, in effect from Midnight through Thursday morning. Also, a Freeze Watch will be in effect from late Wednesday [...]


Wednesday January 11 2017

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Flood Warnings For Coquille River

The Flood Warning continues for the Coquille river at Coquille. At 3am on January 10th, the stage was at flood stage (which is 21 feet). Minor flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is in the forecast. The Coquille river at Coquille is forecasted to rise to 23 feet late Tuesday night and peak at [...]


Tuesday January 10 2017

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Flood Potential Due To Rain This Weekend

There will be a Flood Potential Outlook due to heavy rain and snow melt on streams and rivers in Coos, Curry, Douglas and Jackson counties. The National Weather Service reports that a series of systems will move through the area this weekend and through next week. The combination of recent heavy snow and periods of [...]


Friday January 6 2017

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Mandatory Masking Policy At Bay Area Hospital

The South Coast region has seen a significant increase in influenza and flu-like illnesses. Therefore, Bay Area Hospital is implementing theri mandatory masking requirement. They have posted signs and are providing masks at all major entrances to the hospital. Non-immunized volunteers, physicians, contractors and the public will be required to wear a mask in all [...]


Friday January 6 2017

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