Safe Boating Week Starts This Weekend

Boating safety advocates are promoting safe and responsible boating, including consistent life jacket wearing, during National Safe Boating Week from May 20th to 26th. “Each year hundreds of people lose their lives in boating incidences and they may still be alive if they had been wearing a life jacket,” says Rachel Johnson, CAE, executive director [...]

Final Day To Vote In Special District Election

  This is the final day to vote in the Special District Election. Ballots must be received by 8pm. Coos County residents will be deciding on a “Community Bill of Rights, Sustainable Energy Future” measure. If passed, it could shut down the proposed Jordon Cove LNG Facility, but seeks to put the power of decisions in [...]

Allegations Force Organizers to Shut Down Mr. Bulldog Program

Organizers of the Mr. Bulldog pageant in North Bend that raises funds for the Children’s Miracle Network, say they are shutting the program down.  In a release on social media today, the announcement cited an anonymous complaint to the state Department of Education of “discrimination” forcing the decision.  To date, the program has raised just [...]

Temporary Road And Parking Lot Closures At South Jetty

Part of the road and two parking areas in the South Jetty area near Florence will be temporarily closed for maintenance on May 19th and 20th. The parking lot at the South Jetty #6 crab dock and Sand Dunes Road, north of the South Jetty #7 parking area will be closed to vehicles while workers [...]

Free Orson Welles Film At Coos Bay Library

[ May 21, 2017; 4:00 PM; ] The Film Noir series at the Coos Bay Library continues on Sunday, May 21st at 4pm. A complex mystery, Orson Welle's “The Lady from Shanghai” is this month’s feature.   Michael O'Hara hires on as a crew member of Arthur Bannister's yacht. They pick up Grisby, Bannister's law partner. Bannister has a wife, Rosalie, who [...]