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Film Screening And Discussion Of End Of Life Matters
Coast Community Health Center and South Coast Hospice invites everyone to attend the free film screening and discussion of the PBS Frontline documentary Being Mortal. It explores the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness and their relationships with the doctors, nurses and family members who care for them. After the film finishes, there [...]
Candidates Forum In Coos Bay Thursday Night
The League of Women Voters of Coos County will present a Candidates Forum on Thursday, October 20th, from 7 to 9pm at the Egyptian Theatre in Coos Bay. The public is invited and will have the chance to ask questions of the candidates for Oregon State Senate,1st District: Jeff Kruse and Timm Rolek, and candidates [...]
Soroptimists Need Help To Re Stock Supplies
This Saturday, Soroptimist International of the Coos Bay area will hold their annual Backpack for Kids program. Partnering with the Department of Human Services, they will be collecting items that are put in backpacks to give to children who are being removed from unsafe situations. Last Saturday, October 15th, someone broke into their storage unit [...]
Oregon Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill October 20th
The annual Great ShakeOut is scheduled for October 20th. This annual earthquake preparedness drill began in California in 2008. It was the largest earthquake drill in U.S. history and involved 5 million participants. The Great ShakeOut is now held across the country each year on the third Thursday of October. Last year, approximately 600,000 people [...]
Missing Hunters In Curry County
In Curry County, a father and son have been missing since Friday. The Curry County Sheriff’s office confirms there is an active search and the missing hunters are believed to be in the Burnt Ridge Area of Bear Camp near Agness. The two that are missing are Shawn and Trevor Higgins. The missing father and [...]
Update: Power Restored In Bandon
Pacific Power crews have restored electric service to all 740 customers in Bandon as of 2:50pm on Saturday, October 15th. There are currently 1,949 customers in Independence without power. Customers in Grants Pass, Albany, Mill City and other areas are also without power, but crews are on scene working to restore service.
Update: Multiple Power Outages Being Reported
Approximately 740 customers are without power in Bandon as of 1:55pm on Saturday. Pacific Power reports that crews are on scene and repairs are underway. The estimated time of restoration is unknown. There are other customers without power in Grants Pass, Albany, Jefferson and Turner. More details as they become available.
Update: Flood Watch Continues For Southwestern Oregon
The Flood Watch continues for a portion of southwest Oregon, including the Curry County coast until 11pm Saturday night. The National Weather Service reports that heavy rainfall is expected through this afternoon with additional showers tonight.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued For Coos Bay
The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Coos Bay and southwestern Curry County. At 12 Noon on Saturday, The NWS reported a severe thunderstorm located 7 miles 13 miles northwest of Brookings, moving northeast at 50 mph. This storm is associated with 80 mph wind gusts. Flying debris will be dangerous [...]
Power Outages Reported In Bandon
Pacific Power reports that approximately 740 customers are without power in Bandon as of 12:10pm on Saturday, October 15th. Crews are on the scene now; the estimated time of restoration is not known at this time. The cause is under investigation. More details as they become available.