Accelerated Medical Apprentice Program Sees First Graduates

The first round of register Medical Assistant Apprentices is set to graduate this year. The innovative program has registered over 40 apprentices in Coos, Curry, Douglas, and Lincoln Counties.  92% of the apprentices are on track to complete the program. 96% of test takers have already passed the certification exam.  The healthcare apprenticeship program is a unique [...]

FERC Sets Jordan Cove Energy Project Hearing Dates

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has set the Draft Environmental Impact Statement public hearing dates for the Jordan Cove Energy Project. FERC has scheduled the public review meetings to allow interested parties to provide specific comments on the analyses and finding for the Draft EIS that was issued in March. Because of the interest in [...]

Three Scholarships Awarded by Oregon International Port of Coos Bay to Local Seniors

The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay has awarded three scholarships $500 dollar scholarships to 3 local seniors. Last week the port presented scholarships to Gracie Jensen and Amy Annaloro from Marshfield High School, and Ethan Smith from North Bend High School. The students will be furthering their education in at an Oregon trade school, [...]

Rate Increases to Utility Services Considered by Bandon City Councilors

Bandon City Councilors will consider rate increases for water, wastewater and electric services. Resolutions for a 28 percent increase for wastewater and a 21 percent increase for water to cover budget shortfalls in the next budget year. The smallest increase comes for electric services in which staff is recommending a two-percent increase to customers. The [...]

Public Hearing of Budget for the City of Coos Bay

Coos Bay City Councilors will hold a public hearing and consider approval of a $61-million-dollar budget when they meet tomorrow night. The budget forwarded from the budget committee includes $13 million in the General Fund for Police, Fire, Public Works, Community Development and General Government Departments.  It also includes nearly $5 million for wastewater collection and [...]