Empire Apartment Fire Caused by Cooking Fire

A cooking fire caused damage to an apartment complex in Empire yesterday afternoon. The fire started in an upstairs unit at 245 Schoneman. The apartment building housed 8 units. Firefighters completed a search of the building to ensure there were no occupants. One unit was destroyed by the fire, one unit had moderate heat and smoke [...]

Crab Season Delayed Until December 31

The opening of the commercial Dungeness crab season will be delayed until at least Dec. 31 along the entire Oregon coast as testing shows crabs are still too low in meat yield in some areas of the coast. The ocean commercial Dungeness crab season in Oregon was targeted to open Dec. 1, but can be [...]

Public Comment for Jordan Cove Energy Project Permit Open Through February 3rd

Public comments regarding the Jordan Cove Energy Project removal-fill permit application are now open. The Oregon Removal-Fill law requires projects that are planning on removing or filling materials in wetlands or waterways to obtain a permit from the Department of State Lands. The permit for the Jordan Cove Project is for three elements, the Liquefied [...]

Marcia Jensen Receives Howard Cherry Award

Longtime Southwestern Oregon Community College Board member, Marcia Jensen has been named the Howard Cherry Outstanding Board Member by the Oregon Community College Association. Jensen, who has served on the board for over 17 years was praised as a passionate leader who works hard to advance all colleges. During her tenure on the board, Jensen helped [...]

Train Leaves Tracks North Of Lakeside

Crews from the Albany and Eastern Railroad Company are assessing the area where a train hauling lumber left the track last night just north of Lakeside.  An Oregon International Port of Coos Bay Spokeswoman said an infrastructure issue caused the train to derail.  Albany and Eastern will make the necessary repairs and remove the railcars and lumber. [...]