COOS BAY — The Southwestern Oregon Community College Foundation congratulates its 2020-21 scholarship recipients. Thanks to generous donors, the organization awarded 107 scholarships totaling more than $160,000 for students attending Southwestern for the upcoming academic year.

The city of Coos Bay will be replacing a guardrail at the corner of Commercial Avenue and North Seventh Street on Thursday and Friday, resulting in a lane being closed between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.

DRAIN — On Wednesday, Aug. 12, at approximately 10:48 a.m., Oregon State Police troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Highway 38 near mile post 51, one mile east of Drain. 

SCOTTSBURG — The Coos Forest Protective Association responded to a fire between Scottsburg and Wells Creek on Tuesday, Aug. 11, at around 12:30 p.m.

COOS BAY — Considering the continued physical distancing brought on by COVID-19 South Slough presents online Summertime Storytime. On every other Saturday of the summer will be reading a book on YouTube Live about one of the amazing creatures or habitats we protect at the Reserve. At the end…

POWERS — On Saturday, Aug. 8, at approximately 5:13 p.m., the Coos County Sheriff’s Office responded to 150 Fig St. in Powers for a report of a domestic disturbance involving an armed male subject who was allegedly threatening his wife, according to a press release from the Coos County Sheri…

HAUSER — A California man has died following a motorcycle accident on the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area on Tuesday afternoon.

SALEM — The Oregon Legislature met for a Special Session that lasted late into the night Monday, Aug. 10, as lawmakers from the Oregon House and Senate passed a dozen bills to address a $1 billion shortfall in the state budget.

CURRY COUNTY — On Aug. 11, Curry County Public Health received notification from Curry General Hospital of a confirmed case of COVID-19. This recent case is a non-resident and was identified to be a close, prolonged workplace contact of a positive case that was reported on Aug. 6, according …

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.

SALEM — On Friday, Aug. 7, State Representative David Brock Smith, R-Port Orford, and State Senator Dallas Heard, R-Roseburg, members of Oregon’s Southwest House and Senate District 1, condemned the orchestrated violence, arson and attempted murder of police officers in Portland and called o…

CURRY COUNTY — Curry County Public Health was notified by Curry General Hospital just after 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10, of a confirmed case of COVID-19. Public health has reached out to the subject and at this point is still trying to contact the individual, according to a press release from Cur…

Richard D. Hopkins, 75, of Coquille, died August 7, 2020 in Roseburg.  Arrangements are pending with Amling/Schroeder Funeral Service - Coquille Chapel, 541-396-3846

COQUILLE — Southwestern Oregon Preppers will hold its monthly meeting at noon, Saturday, Aug. 15, at Sturdivant Park, Highway 42S, in Coquille. 

BANDON — Three positive COVID-19 cases were discovered at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort through the resort's stringent testing procedures prior to the U.S. Amateur that officially began Monday. 

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. 

SOUTH COAST — The cool, damp weather from last week is over and warm temperatures and strong winds have prompted Coos Forest Protective Association to increase the fire danger level back to “high” effective Monday, Aug. 10.

NEWPORT — The Oregon Coast Aquarium opened its doors to visitors Monday, Aug. 10, after five months of being closed to the public.

CURRY COUNTY — On Friday, Aug. 7, just after 5 p.m., Curry County Public Health received notification from Curry General Hospital of three confirmed cases of COVID-19. Public Health has reached out to all three subjects and at this point is still trying to contact one of them, according to C…

CHARLESTON — Coos County voters will be asked in the November election whether the unincorporated Charleston area should impose a lodging tax on its short-term rentals.

OREGON — The Oregon Department of Human Services has received approval by the federal Food and Nutrition Service to continue in August to provide increased food benefits and waive the interview requirement for new applicants – making it faster and easier for Oregonians to access benefits.

COOS BAY — The Coos Bay Public Library, in partnership with Coos Head Food Co-op, will co-host Community Cooking with the Co-op starring Jamar. The next event will be held via Zoom at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, then every fourth Thursday at 5:30 p.m. also via Zoom. 

The City of Coos Bay and Oregon Department of Transportation will be striping several streets through the city on Tuesday, Aug. 11, between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Linda Rose Muldoon died peacefully on Friday, July 24, 2020 with her husband and two daughters by her side at her home in Casa Grande, Arizona.  Approaching her 82nd birthday, the proud matriarch of the family. 

SALEM — Governor Kate Brown announced Thursday, Aug. 6, that Lake County has succeeded in reducing the spread of COVID-19 sufficiently enough to be removed from the County Watch List. This brings the total number of counties on the Watch List to nine.

Customer service is key to the vitality of our community. Businesses strive every day to not only meet, but exceed their customer’s needs. Have you had an outstanding customer service experience at a local store or restaurant that made you want to tell everyone about it? It’s that kind of se…

Nathalee Moss, 91, of Bandon, formerly of North Bend, passed away on August 5, 2020 in Bandon. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.

PORTLAND — COVID-19 has claimed one more life in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 339, the Oregon Health Authority reported Thursday.

CURRY COUNTY — On Aug. 6 at 5 p.m., Curry County Public Health received notification from Curry General Hospital of one confirmed cases of COVID-19. The individual has been notified and is self- isolating, monitoring symptoms at home with his significant other, according to a press release f…

SALEM — One month after announcing that state inspectors would be conducting weekend spot checks in bars, restaurants, breweries, tasting rooms and other establishments that serve alcohol to enforce state face covering and physical distancing requirements, Governor Kate Brown On Aug. 5 thank…

Robin Roberts Jenkins, formerly of Coos Bay, passed away on July 31, 2020 in Clackamas, Oregon due to Alzheimer’s disease.  Robin was born in 1942 in Monterey, CA to Alice Edsberg and David Roberts. She was raised on the Monterey Peninsula and in Venice, CA and she had a lifelong deep and ab…

SALEM — Small businesses and individuals who buy their own health insurance can now see the Oregon Division of Financial Regulation’s final rate decisions for 2021 health insurance plans. The division reviews and approves rates through a detailed and transparent process before they can be ch…

SOUTH COAST —Those looking for something close by to do outdoors can find lovely formal gardens and rugged sandstone cliffs right out their back door at Shore Acres State Park.

SOUTH COAST — The good news is that students who participate in the traditional fall sports of football, volleyball, cross country and soccer will get to have a season this coming school year. The bad news is they have to wait until next winter for that season to begin.

PORTLAND — Oregon Public Broadcasting, a member-supported  public media organization serving the Northwest, on Aug. 4 announced the launch of its new website, offering people across the region a more accessible, enhanced OPB digital experience.

CORVALLIS — A new study from Oregon State University found that 77% of low- to moderate-income American households fall below the asset poverty threshold, meaning that if their income were cut off they would not have the financial assets to maintain at least poverty-level status for three months.

COQUILLE — Those interested in serving on the Sawdust Theatre Board for the next three years are asked to contact vice president Butch Schroeder at butchschroeder@gmail.com or 541-756-4572, or secretary Susie Breuer at susietyner@yahoo.com or 541-297-1292

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