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Former North Bend High School Principal Hires Law Firm Over Dismissal

Former North Bend High School Principal Bill Lucero has notified the District that he has retained a Portland law firm to review a potential lawsuit over his removal from his position following a settlement agreement between the district and the American Civil Liberties Union.  Lucero was removed in May from his position as principal and reassigned [...]


Coos Bay Schools Seek to Fill Vacancy

The Coos Bay School District’s Board of Directors is seeking interested persons for Position 3 that was vacated early with the resignation of a board member. If you are a registered voter and live within the district boundary, submit a letter of interest postmarked by July 23rd.  The person appointed will fill the term through [...]


Firework Starts Small Blaze Near Powers

Despite a Regulated Use Closure across all private and public forest lands protected by the Coos Forest Protective Association, a small fire was reported in the woods south of Powers yesterday. CFPA Spokesman Jef Chase says about a quarter of an acre burned after a modified firework was let off on the 4th of July. Chase [...]


Man Killed by Police Had Methamphetamine in System

The Coos County District Attorney Paul Frasier says toxicology reports indicated that the Coos Bay man killed by police gunfire had methamphetamines in his system.  Earlier this week, the DA said officers were justified in the actions that led to the death of 47-year-old Eric Kevin Sweet on June 23rd.  Sweet had reportedly contacted Coos [...]


Lobster Creek Fire Smaller than Authorities First Reported

The Lobster Creek Fire northeast of Gold Beach is smaller than authorities first reported because of more accurate mapping. The wildland fire that broke out Sunday is now at 397 acres and is 30 percent contained. Firefighters have been able to utilize hand-held GPS devices to trace the perimeter more closely. A Coos Forest Protective Association [...]