New Wild and Scenic Designation for Old Growth Acreage East of Reedsport

A 30-thousand acre parcel of forest land east of Reedsport is the newest wilderness area. The John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act designated the Devil’s Staircase Wilderness and three Wild and Scenic rivers on the Siuslaw National Forest.  The Devil’s Staircase Wilderness is a remote and rugged pocket of national forest east of [...]

***101 SLIDE UPDATE***

***101 SLIDE UPDATE*** U.S. Highway 101 will remain limited to a single lane with flaggers near Hooskanaden Creek, about 12 miles north of Brookings, until early April. A slide on February 25 destroyed a quarter mile of the highway and closed the road for nearly two weeks. ODOT and Tidewater Contractors opened the highway to a [...]


***BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT*** The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a Beach Hazards Statement for an enhanced risk of sneaker waves…which is in effect from Thursday afternoon through late Thursday night. * Hazards: Elevated risk of sneaker waves. * Timing: Thursday afternoon through late Thursday night. * Locations Include: [...]

Coos Bay Council Approves Fee to Fix Roads

The Coos Bay City Council unanimously passed an ordinance establishing a Transportation Utility Fee and set monthly rates at $10 per residential and $20 for commercial properties within the city limits. The funds will go to pay for road repairs. If 100% of fees are collected, it will generate over $950 thousand per year. At [...]

Emergency Boil Notice for Coquille

An Emergency Boil Notice has been issued by the City of Coquille following routine water sampling that showed increased levels of turbidity. Sampling showed increased levels of particulates and sediment in the water that could contain disease-causing organisms. Those can include bacteria, viruses and parasites that can cause nausea, intestinal problems and headaches. Coquille residents [...]