Voters To Decide On Charleston Short Term Lodging Tax

Coos County Commissioners held the second reading of an ordinance that would create a 9-and-a-half percent short-term lodging tax for the Charleston area. The second reading and a motion will put the question to Coos County voters in November. The creation of the lodging tax for visitors who stay in motels and vacation rentals will [...]

Increased Covid Cases Could Impact School Openings

The steady and daily climb of COVID-19 Cases in Coos County continues to concern health officials. Last week, the Governor announced the matrix for opening schools in the fall. Public Health Epidemiologist Brian Leon says he expects to have plans from schools in the near future to review. Last week the Governor indicated counties that [...]

Coos County COVID Cases and Hospitalization Increase

Coronavirus cases continue to rise daily according to information released from Coos Health and Wellness. Numbers of confirmed cases in Coos County rose by one over the weekend to 66 while presumptive cases held at 19. On Tuesday the county tallied three more confirmed and presumptive cases bringing the total to 88. The county added [...]

Coos County COVID-19 Cases and Hospitalizations Increase

***Coos County COVID-19 Cases and Hospitalizations Increase*** Coos Health and Wellness (CHW) is reporting another increase in the number of Presumptive and confirmed Coronavirus cases in Coos County. The number of hospitalizations has also increased. Thursday afternoon, CHW reported a total of 65 COVID cases confirmed by a lab since data started being kept. Some of [...]

Search for North Bend City Administrator Narrows

The North Bend City Council received an update regarding the search for a new City Administrator at last night’s city council meeting. The organization conducting the search has narrowed the list of candidates from 21 to around four. The council will likely receive a look at the finalists during an executive session in August. Current [...]