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Auditions For Fiddler On The Roof Junior

New Artists Productions will be conducting auditions for their spring production, Fiddler on the Roof Junior on Sunday and Monday, January 15th and 16th at the Sprague Community Theater. Auditions will be held from 1:30 to 4pm on January 15th…..and from 6:30 to 8pm on January 16th. This classic musical is set in the [...]


Tuesday December 27 2016

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Master Gardener Training Courses In Coos Bay

[ January 12, 2017; 9:00 AM; 9:00 AM; ] The Coos County Extension Service is offering a 10-week Master Gardener training course beginning January 12th. Master Gardeners are volunteer educators who share effective gardening practices with the community through garden seminars and involvement in plant sales and community booths. Training for the program comes through OSU professionals and local experts who offer research-based [...]


Friday December 23 2016

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Commercial Crab Season Opens January 1st

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Oregon Department of Agriculture have announced the opening of the commercial crab season, from Cape Blanco to the Oregon/Washington border starting January 1st. Fishery managers have exercised caution in opening the crab season this year because of elevated levels of domoic acid. “Along with state agencies, [...]


Thursday December 22 2016

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Injured Fisherman Rescued By Coast Guard

A Coast Guard aircrew hoisted an injured crew member from the 75-foot fishing vessel Leann more than 20 miles off Florence on Thursday, December 15th. Watch standers at the Coast Guard Station in Coos Bay received the notification shortly after midnight. They called the vessel master, who confirmed that the crew member was unconscious after [...]


Friday December 16 2016

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Deputies: Victim Tied Up After Lakeside Residence Broken Into

Coos County Deputies responded to a reported burglary at a residence on Sherry Barbie Lane in Lakeside on December 10th. The victim was a 24-year-old male from Lakeside who told Deputies that he had gone to another family member’s residence at that location. When he arrived he found a man he did not know inside. [...]


Thursday December 15 2016

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Freeze Warning And Frost Advisory For 10pm Thursday Night

The National Weather Service issued a Freeze Warning in effect from 10pm Thursday night, December 15th through to 8am Friday. A Frost Advisory has also been issued, in effect from 10pm until 8am on Friday. Temperatures are forecasted to be in the upper 20s to low 30s in the Warning area; Powers, Myrtle Point and [...]


Thursday December 15 2016

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Police Say Body Found May Be Missing Boater From Canoe Accident In Coos Bay

Coos County Sheriff’s responded to a call regarding a body that had been found on the beach south of Bandon on December 6th. The area was described as the most southern beach access point on Beach Loop, known as China Creek. Sheriff’s were assisted by Bandon Police in locating the body of an unidentifiable [...]


Thursday December 8 2016

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Coquille Schools On Two Hour Delay Due To Road Conditions

Coquille schools are on a two-hour late start because of icy road conditions. That includes Coquille JR/SR High School, 499 West Central; Winter Lakes School, 180 North Baxter; Coquille Valley Elementary, 1115 North Baxter, and the Lincoln School of Early Learning, 1366 North Gould. All bus starts are on a two hour delay—and schools, usually [...]


Wednesday December 7 2016

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Sheriff’s Searching For Man Who Failed To Report To Jail

He is the first man in Oregon to be convicted of five counts of posting Unlawful Dissemination of an Intimate Image online and police are searching for him for not showing up to begin serving his sentence. Sheriff’s in Washington County are asking for help from the public in locating 31-year-old Benjamin J. Barber. [...]


Tuesday December 6 2016

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Coast Open For Recreational Crabbing From Floras Creek To California Border

The Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced December 2nd the opening of the ocean and bay recreational crab fishery along the southern Oregon coast from Floras Creek (just north of Port Orford) to the California border. The ocean and bay recreational crab fishery also remains open from Tillamook [...]


Monday December 5 2016

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