Beginning December 7, the Coos Bay Public Library will have a limited number of DIY Felt Board Take and Makes available for parents or caregivers. The library will host an online program via Zoom Tuesday, December 14, at 6:30 p.m. to offer tips and rhymes on creating a felt board. Each kit w…

Putting up storm windows, checking the antifreeze in radiators, mulching delicate garden plants, pulling out raingear and heavy coats - such activity abounds as humans prepare for the deepening winter. Other animals also use a wide variety of techniques to prepare for the two main challenges…

The Coos County Board of Commissioners will be accepting applications from anyone interested in applying for a position on the Coos County Fair Board. There are two positions available with terms set to expire December 31, 2024.

With cautionary tales about Oregon’s coastal city’s running out of housing for full time residents, the city of Coos Bay is considering ways to limit how many Air BNB and vacation rentals it will allow in residential areas of the city.

Teen writers ages 12-18 are invited to a group for young writers at the Coos Bay Public Library on Thursdays, December 2, 9, and 16 from 4 - 5 p.m. Each week will include a writing prompt or game, time to write independently, and an opportunity to share work with the group. No experience is …

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Congressman Peter DeFazio released a stunning announcement Wednesday morning - after 36 years in Congress, he will not be running for re-election next year.

Jerri L. Hadley, age 71, of North Bend, passed away November 20, 2021, in North Bend. Arrangements under the direction of Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary, Coos Bay, 541 267-4216.

The North Umpqua River reopens to winter steelhead angling Dec. 1 from the marker below Soda Springs Dam to where the North meets the mainstem Umpqua River near River Forks Park.

A five-judge Special Judicial Panel recently upheld the congressional redistricting plan passed by the Oregon Legislative Assembly during its September special session. The panel released a unanimous opinion this morning dismissing a petition challenging the plan, finding that the Legislativ…

Spice up your holiday gift giving this season by selecting from three new parking permit designs. The new permit hangtag designs feature the whimsical work of Portland artist El Tran. Holiday shoppers can buy the annual parking permits for only $25 each--that's $5 off the regular price of $3…

Oregonians are no longer required to mask up outdoors, effective immediately, according to Oregon Health Authority.  

A five-judge Special Judicial Panel recently upheld the congressional redistricting plan passed by the Oregon Legislative Assembly during its September special session. The panel released a unanimous opinion this morning dismissing a petition challenging the plan, finding that the Legislativ…

The Coquille Police Department was recently nominated and selected to receive the Oregon Peace Officers Association Critical Incident Award. This award was based on the Coquille Police Department's involvement and assistance in the quadruple homicide that occurred on June 18 in the city of N…

Coos Bay Public Library is collaborating with Dan McAvoy of NeighborWorks Umpqua to recruit volunteers for VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) at four different times in the library’s Cedar Room:                        

Memorial Services for Chuck and Judy King of Myrtle Point, will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at the First Christian Church in Myrtle Point.  Online remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.westrumfuneralservice.com Arrangements are under the dire…

Patricia Alice Cranmer, 85, of North Bend, passed away November 18, 2021 in North Bend. Arrangements are under the care of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131 www.coosbayareafunerals.com

Construction is underway at Loon Lake Recreation Area, northeast of Coos Bay. The Bureau of Land Management day-use area and campground have been closed since 2019 due to damage caused by a snowstorm. 

Coos Bay Public Library, in partnership with yoga instructor, Kelli Bosak, will co-host Community Yoga. Bosak has been practicing yoga and mindfulness for over 15 years. She has taught yoga in community health centers, schools and jails for adults and families with all levels of experience a…

Off Atlantic Africa, the United States and maritime partners participated in Operation Guinex from August through September, the first Brazilian lead operation in the region. The main goal of the exercise is to strengthen relationships and increase, in a reciprocal manner, the maritime secur…

Coos Bay has a good problem. There are too many people visiting for the city’s parking lots to keep up, especially on Wednesday Farmer’s markets and festival days.

Deputies and troopers are currently searching the area of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area south of Florence for the suspect in a stabbing assault that occurred Thursday afternoon. The suspect was last seen on foot headed into the dunes from the Goose Pasture ATV staging area.

As I look back over the last couple of years, there is little doubt that these have been challenging and stressful times in our community, state, and country. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in suffering with sickness, loss of life, and the lingering restrictions, have all been diff…

Rick Stillwagon is passionate about making things. His career was built making cabinets and other items by hand, and even when he’s not at work, he’s often building something.

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Beginning December 7, the Coos Bay Public Library will have a limited number of DIY Felt Board Take and Makes available for parents or caregivers. The library will host an online program via Zoom Tuesday, December 14, at 6:30 p.m. to offer tips and rhymes on creating a felt board. Each kit w…

Putting up storm windows, checking the antifreeze in radiators, mulching delicate garden plants, pulling out raingear and heavy coats - such activity abounds as humans prepare for the deepening winter. Other animals also use a wide variety of techniques to prepare for the two main challenges…

The Coos County Board of Commissioners will be accepting applications from anyone interested in applying for a position on the Coos County Fair Board. There are two positions available with terms set to expire December 31, 2024.

With cautionary tales about Oregon’s coastal city’s running out of housing for full time residents, the city of Coos Bay is considering ways to limit how many Air BNB and vacation rentals it will allow in residential areas of the city.

The Coast Guard is conducting a Pacific Coast Port Access Route Study (PAC-PARS) at Yaquina Bay, Coos Bay and Astoria in Oregon and other Pacific Coast seaports.

Teen writers ages 12-18 are invited to a group for young writers at the Coos Bay Public Library on Thursdays, December 2, 9, and 16 from 4 - 5 p.m. Each week will include a writing prompt or game, time to write independently, and an opportunity to share work with the group. No experience is …

Congressman Peter DeFazio released a stunning announcement Wednesday morning - after 36 years in Congress, he will not be running for re-election next year.

Jerri L. Hadley, age 71, of North Bend, passed away November 20, 2021, in North Bend. Arrangements under the direction of Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary, Coos Bay, 541 267-4216.

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October is #CybersecurityAwareness Month. During this time, the FBI reminds everyone to #BeCyberAware! In honor of this recognition, today's Tech Tuesday report will focus on a new scam that is cropping up at restaurants, at stores, and in ads across the country.

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October is #CybersecurityAwareness Month. During this time, the FBI reminds everyone to #BeCyberAware! In honor of this recognition, today's Tech Tuesday report will focus on one of the most important things people can do to stay safe: Avoid the Click!

A massive fire broke out Saturday morning at an old church on Madison Street, but this time there was no panic, no rush from responding firefighters and no push to move away throngs of people who came to watch.

Starting Oct. 1, Oregonians who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will see a permanent average increase of about $36 per month, per person to their regular SNAP benefits. This permanent increase is the result of federal changes to the Thrifty Food Plan. In addition, mo…

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From Sept. 18 through Oct. 3, Oregonians are participating in SOLVE’s 38th annual Beach & Riverside Cleanup in partnership with the Oregon Lottery. This volunteer event is aimed at improving the health of waterways through litter pick-up and restoration work. While this event spans three…

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The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) announce the opening of another section of the coast for all razor clam harvesting. Razor clamming is now open from Tillamook Head (south of Seaside) to the California border.

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It is first time Oregon’s unemployment rate dropped below 5% since March 2020, when the rate was 3.6%. Oregon’s unemployment rate was below 5% in only two other periods since 1976 when comparable records began.

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From the extreme job losses in March and April 2020 to the strong job growth of 2021, Oregon’s economy has rapidly changed over the past 17 months.

The Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition is celebrating its 50th anniversary year with a series of online talks from far-flung experts, addressing the coming challenges of the next 50 years.