Health Advisory Issued for North Tenmile Lake

The Oregon Health Authority issued a recreational use health advisory today for North Tenmile Lake in Coos County due to the presence of a harmful algae bloom and  algae toxins above recreational guideline values for human exposure. People should avoid swimming and high-speed water activities, such as water skiing or power boating, in areas of [...]

Fire Danger Still In Effect

The Coos Forest Protective Association says fire danger remains moderate, despite recent rains.  The agency says rains can help conditions in area forests, however they do not alleviate the area of fire danger. Fire fuels remain tinder dry and must be super saturated to ensure they will not ignite. Under the moderate blue designation, forest [...]

Father Receives 10 Years Prison Sentence in Son’s Death

47-year-old Michael Dean Bowman has been sentenced to 10-and-a-half years in prison for causing the death of his infant son. Circuit Court Judge Martin Stone handed down the sentence today on three convictions including First Degree Manslaughter, Assault and Criminal Mistreatment. They stemmed from the death of his biological son Dillan Dean Bowman-Gray who received [...]

New Digital Signs in Coos Bay

New digital welcome signs have been installed at the Coos Bay Visitor Information Center.  The signs along Highway 101 will advertise information to motorists passing by. The City of Coos Bay is paying a little over half of the cost of the signs and installation which is estimated at around $52-thousand dollars.  The Visitor and Convention Bureau [...]

Coos County Man Found Guilty in Son’s Death

A Coos County Jury has delivered a guilty verdict in the case against 47-year-old Michael Dean Bowman who faced charges that resulted in the death of his infant son. Bowman was convicted of first-degree Manslaughter, Assault and Criminal Mistreatment. Dillan Dean Bowman-Gray was 22 months when he died in 2017. His injuries included extensive severe [...]