Boxcar Hill Campground held its annual raffle/fundraiser over Thanksgiving weekend, generating $2,500 for Operation Rebuild Hope.

A Bandon photographer is featured on the back of the 2021-2022 Oregon Blue Book, the secretary of state announced on Dec. 31.

COOS COUNTY ─ “I don’t know if it was my second mid-life crisis or not, but I always wanted to get a Harley-Davidson,” James Fritz laughed as he looked back on how he tackled pandemic restrictions. Though he made jokes about chasing a dream he held since he was a child, the activity has stre…

During a difficult holiday season, the ARK Project has been busy making wishes come true – even more than a normal year, in spite of the pandemic.

The North Bend City Council recently announced its first Spirt of Christmas awards, honoring six homes and one business for their festive Christmas displays. Among those honored were these homes.

Dustin Graves-Begay began his journey in scouting as a Cub Scout in Pack 313 in North Bend in 2008. In the Cub Scout program, Dustin earned the Arrow of Light award, Cut Scouting’s highest award. As a Cub Scout he enjoyed several summer day camps at Tugman State Park.

COQUILLE ─ While Coquille High School graduate Erim Gómez conducted a population study on endangered fat-tailed horned lizards near the U.S.-Mexican border, he paused.

NORTH BEND — Every other year during recertification as an EMT, firefighters have to go through a variety of training, including how to deliver babies.

Even COVID-19 could not stop North Bend from celebrating the Christmas season Friday as the community came together for a Christmas Cruise at the North Bend Community Center. Mayor Jessica Engelke got the celebration started when she joined members of her family as well as Miss Coos County a…

With the annual Shore Acres Christmas lights display canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, residents and businesses in the Coos Bay, North Bend and Charleston areas have been encouraged to decorate their homes to light up the community.

CHARLESTON — Curtis Green held back his emotion Friday as he relived a harrowing experience from last year. His face grew somber as a U.S. Coast Guard member told a small crowd gathered about Green's lifesaving actions.

Even though South Coast residents won’t be able to experience one of the area’s best-known holiday traditions since the Friends of Shore Acres, Inc., and Shore Acres State Park had to cancel the annual Holiday Lights at Shore Acres due to the coronavirus pandemic, people can experience a hol…

In the eyes of Brent Hutton, the opportunity for Bandon’s runners to join Marshfield, North Bend and Powers for weekly track meets in the Bay Area this month is a reward of sorts.

BANDON — Praise, congratulations and acclamations of loving approval for Bandon’s 2020 Cranberry Queen Elli Schulz were voiced during Mass on Sunday, Sept. 27, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

It’s been over a month since our last column. Have we learned anything about containing the virus yet? I’d like to think that we have. Still, memories tend to be short, and 40,000 new cases daily would suggest that we forget quickly. How did the Labor Day weekend go? Well, if the other two h…

(Editor's note: There will be no traditional Cranberry Festival or Cranberry Festival Parade this year due to COVID-19 safety concerns. We will instead print stories and photos of past festivals as space allows and highlight the Cranberry Harvest Celebration activities that are instead sched…

COOS BAY — Dance Umbrella for South Coast Oregon (DUSCO) granted two dancers a scholarship this year for them to study at intensive dance workshops during the summer, one via Zoom, the other in person and via Zoom.

Should schools open given that worldwide we are seeing 300,000 new cases daily, with the U.S. contributing soon 100,000 of these? Well, there are strong opinions on both sides of this issue. Sadly, most of the arguments to reopen schools have less to do with education and more to do with sav…

NORTH BEND — A night at the Liberty is always filled with glamour, stars and excitement. The next show at the Liberty will again be online. It’s the annual Masque Awards, honoring special performances by actors and showing video clips of the past season shows.

COOS BAY — The Coos Bay Public Library will be offering ¡Spanglish Virtual! via Zoom. The September virtual sessions will be from 2-3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, and from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26.