COOS COUNTY — A total of four county residents have died with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, health officials are reporting.

COOS BAY — Church leaders are looking to rebuild after a fire caused around $150,000 in damage to the Seventh-day Adventist church over the weekend.

The annual Chamber of Commerce Awards banquet is set for Saturday, January 30th. Besides acknowledging the Officers, Board members, and Committee Chairs for the past year, and introducing the members who will serve in those roles for the upcoming year, we have a variety of awards and recogni…

The Oregon Coast Cullinary Institute is planning a series of online Cooking Classes for the Community, starting with a class termed Blissful Brunch on Saturday, Dec. 5.

The first picture I am sharing this week was taken in September of 1973 as the new Arcade Tavern was preparing to open at its new location .... on the corner of First Street and Alabama, where it remains today.

Charles F. Polston, 86, of Coos Bay, passed away on November 21, 2020 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131.

New county-by-county restrictions to combat the spread of COVID-19 were announced Wednesday, Nov. 25. The restrictions asses each county’s risk level based on its case rate and test positivity rate over a two-week period and will go into effect following the end of the two-week freeze next week.

Though Thanksgiving may look different for many Oregonians this year, State Fire Marshal Mariana-Ruiz-Temple is asking residents to put cooking fire safety on their to-do list for the holiday.

 With COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations at an all-time high for the pandemic, Governor Kate Brown today urged Oregonians to remember that the entire state is under a Two-Week Freeze, and to keep their Thanksgiving gatherings small and use precautions to protect themselves and loved ones fr…

PORTLAND — The Oregon Health Authority reported 20 more deaths and 1,189 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday.

The daughters of Linda Short share her passing on November 20, 2020 in Roseburg. Linda was born in Portland, Oregon to Raymond and Doris McCrea Schwartz. She shared her childhood with brother, James Schwartz, who continues to lives in Portland with his wife Linda.

Fred L. Harris, 74, of Coos Bay, passed away November 13, 2020 in Coos Bay.  Cremation Rites under the direction of Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary, 405 Elrod Ave., Coos Bay, Oregon   541/267-4216 

PORTLAND — Oregon reported six more deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as an additional 1,174 new confirmed and presumptive cases as of 12:01 a.m. Monday.

The Unlimited Book Club will meet on Zoom at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10. Unlimited is a joint venture of Coos History Museum, Coos Bay Public Library and North Bend Public Library. It was formed to encourage awareness and foster community discussions on equity, diversity and inclusion through …

BANDON — In this time of uncertainty and fear, we have seen tremendous community strength, support, and dedication from our neighbors, friends, first responders, medical professionals, essential workers, students, teachers, and local small businesses. Especially now, we have seen that we are…

This is a busy time of year, what with the Holidays upon us and making preparations for the New Year, that’s just around the corner. In fact, our Board of Directors held its annual planning session recently, and set our 2021 Strategic Objectives. Let me share them with you.

The Bandon School District welcomed fourth- and fifth-graders back to Ocean Crest Elementary School on Nov. 9 and hopes to bring back older students in the coming weeks.

Robert K. Horine, 81, of Coos Bay died November 11, 2020 in Coos Bay. Cremation rites will be held at Ocean View Memory Gardens Crematory, Coos Bay under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel 685 Anderson Ave. 541-267-3131. www.coosbayareafunerals.com

COOS BAY — Five people at the First Student school bus facility in Empire have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the state's weekly report.

Sailor Jack is an adult male. He needs a good home of his own with humans who understand he needs some time to warm up to them. He is glad

Elizabeth "Carter" McClarren, 71, of North Bend, passed away peacefully on October 11, 2020 at the family home, Stillhaven, surrounded by immediate family. She was born June 29, 1949 to Frederick Feichtner and Gladys Rella Haas Feichtner in Glenview, Illinois, the second of five children bor…

As Oregonians being a two-week "freeze" on some business and recreational activities under new state regulations, public health officials across the state are continuing to report record high cases rates.

The Dec. 1 commercial Dungeness crab season has been delayed until at least Dec. 16 for the entire Oregon coast as testing shows crabs are too low in meat yield.

COOS BAY — With temperatures projected to drop, the Warming Center at Coos Bay's Devereux Center will open Friday for the second time this winter, according to the organization.

A California man wanted for allegedly using an axe and machete to attack a victim in California was arrested Wednesday after being spotted in North Bend.

Bandon-By-The-Sea-Rotary Club's fourth annual Veterans Golf Tournament to benefit Coos County Veterans has been moved to Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Bandon Crossings Golf Course.

Oregon closed in on the 60,000-mark for coronavirus cases when the Oregon Health Authority reported 1,099 new and confirmed cases Wednesday.

Vernon Paul Stevens, age 86, of Coos Bay, passed peacefully Sunday October 4, 2020. Vernon is a true descendant of Oregon pioneers as his ancestors came over the Applegate Trail in 1846 and the Oregon Trail in 1847. He graduated Marshfield High in 1953 and played both football and basketball…

While the COVID-19 pandemic has caused deep economic impacts across the state, the latest Oregon Revenue Forecast suggest an improving outlook.

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