State News

Update On Identifying Deceased Male

The Coos County Sheriff’s office has an update on the unidentified deceased person from July 4th who was found on one of the horse trails at Bullards Beach State Park. He has been identified using fingerprint technology. At this time, they are not releasing the name of the person as they are still investigating [...]


Friday July 14 2017

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Sheriff’s Office Warns Of Telephone Scam

The Coos County Sheriff’s office is advising the public that they are getting reports of a telephone scam going around the area. According to Captain Kelley Andrews, an unknown person calls people, uses a deputy’s name, references local judges and tells them they have warrants for their arrest. Captain Andrews says these are just scams. [...]


Friday July 14 2017

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Matsutake Permit Sales Begin August 10th

Annual permits for matsutake mushrooms go on sale Thursday, August 10th at the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area office, 855 Highway 101 in Reedsport. Anyone gathering matsutake mushrooms within the Siuslaw National Forest for the purpose of selling must carry a commercial-use permit while picking. One hundred permits will be available for sale at $250 [...]


Friday July 14 2017

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Woman Arrested In Hauser For Violating Court Order

A Coos County Deputy responded to a report of a disturbance in progress at the Riley Ranch Campground in Hauser on July 12th at approximately 7pm. According to reports, the Deputy contacted an intoxicated female identified as 51-year-old Angela K. Doney from Washington. Doney was reportedly camping with family members who had come to the [...]


Thursday July 13 2017

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Oregon Gas Prices Increase

Prices at the pump are climbing for the first time in five weeks. Triple A of Oregon reports that prices are rising slightly due to solid growth in demand and a third week of gas inventory draw downs across the country. For the week, the national average for unleaded increases to $2.26 a gallon, while [...]


Thursday July 13 2017

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ODFW Increasing Trophy Trout Releases This Summer

Thousands of extra-large rainbow trout are being released around the state this summer as the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife enters the second year of its “Trophy Trout” program. Bred to fight, the ODFW considers a trout a “trophy” once it reaches a length of 15 inches. The department is releasing more than 65,000 [...]


Wednesday July 12 2017

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Woman Dies In Highway Crash

Oregon State Police responded to a single vehicle fatal crash on Highway 138 on July 10th at approximately 6:50pm. The OSP investigation has determined that a Chevrolet SUV was traveling west on Highway 138 when, for unknown reasons, it left the road and struck a power pole. The vehicle then reportedly rolled several times, ejecting [...]


Wednesday July 12 2017

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Earthquakes Off Oregon Coast

There was an earthquake off the coast of Oregon early Wednesday morning. The United States Geological Survey recorded the magnitude 4.1 quake at about 3:30am. That occurred at a depth of 10 kilometers and approximately 254 miles west of Coos Bay.   A separate earthquake occurred inland, east of Sweet Home, late Wednesday night around 11:30pm. That [...]


Wednesday July 12 2017

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Texas 4000 Rolls Into Coos Bay To Benefit Cancer Research

On the longest annual charity bicycle ride in the world, the Texas 4000 team are rolling through Coos Bay on Wednesday, July 12th, 40 days after departing from Austin, Texas on their way to Anchorage. While in Coos Bay, the Team will celebrate and share hope, knowledge and charity with friends and family before continuing [...]


Wednesday July 12 2017

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No Injuries At Structure Fire On Cascade Lane

The Coos Bay Fire Department received 911 reports regarding a structure fire at 92674 Cascade Lane in the Libby District on July 7th at 11pm. Initial reports were that it was a vacant house on fire. First responders found a fully engulfed garage next to an unoccupied residence. Fire crews were able to extinguish the [...]


Tuesday July 11 2017

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