High Counts of Fecal Coliform Found at Wastewater Treatment Plant in Coos Bay

High Counts of Fecal Coliform Bacteria were found yesterday at Wastewater Treatment Plant 1 in Coos Bay. The counts were discovered this morning after a 24-hour test. Fecal Coliform are used as indicator organisms to test the effectiveness of effluent disinfection in a wastewater treatment plant. The plant must meet water quality limits identified in [...]

Coos Bay Man Arrested on Child Neglect Charges

A Yellow Cab Taxi Driver contacted Coos County Sheriff’s office after dropping off a request to a home where two children answered the door. Deputies responded to the location and called out for anyone inside. After repeated requests and no answer deputies were concerned for not only a occupant of the residence but the unattended [...]

Truck Driver Cited After Crashing Into Coos Bay Motel

The driver of a log truck that crashed into a Coos Bay Motel has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence of marijuana.  60-year-old Benjamin Long Junior was driving a Koos Trucking log truck south on Highway 101 when he lost control of the truck after slamming on his brakes at the intersection [...]


***HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM FRIDAY TO 10 AM SATURDAY*** The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a High Surf Advisory…which is in effect from 4 AM Friday to 10 AM Saturday. * Waves and Surf…Heavy northwest swell will bring high surf to the southern Oregon beaches. Average breaker heights will increase to [...]

New Rural Health Regional Associate Dean at OHSU

Oregon Health and Science named Megan Holland as the new Regional Associate Dean for their new campus on the South Coast. Holland will add this part time position and continue her role as a Physician for the Southern Coos Health Clinic in Bandon. She will help guide OHSU’s efforts to advance rural health care and [...]