PORTLAND — COVID-19 has claimed seven more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 244, the Oregon Health Authority reported Tuesday. The last time Oregon saw seven deaths in a single day was on April 28.

COOS COUNTY — Coos and Curry county residents can dispose of various household chemicals at a free Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event scheduled for 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at the Beaver Hill Transfer Site. The site is located a quarter-mile south of milepost 253 on U.S. High…

Violet J. Williamson 86, of North Bend died July 6, 2020 in North Bend. Cremation rites will be held at Ocean View Memory Gardens Crematory, Coos Bay under the direction of North Bend Chapel 2014 McPherson Ave. 541-756-0440. www.coosbayareafunerals.com

A celebration of the life of Rocky Buckles will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, July 18, at the Ferry Road Park in North Bend.

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SOUTH COAST — Grants for independent contractors, small owner operated businesses and LLC/Corporations are still available in Coos, Curry and Douglas counties

COOS BAY — After listening to heated public comment regarding racism or the perceived lack thereof in the Coos Bay community, the Coos Bay City Council voted unanimously to adopt a resolution supporting diversity, equity and inclusion within the city.

COOS BAY — There will be a temporary road closure on Central Avenue between Second and Third Street to allow for the repair of a failed sewer lateral. Traffic will be detoured around this work zone from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. on July 13 and 14.

Last week we talked about how you can make a difference in our local business climate by working on one of your chamber’s teams. We didn’t get through all the opportunities at that time, so let me introduce you to more of them.

COOS COUNTY — Coos County's cases have jumped in the past month, with 43 confirmed cases and nine presumptive cases for a total of 52, Brian Leon, epidemiologist with Coos Health and Wellness reported Thursday afternoon.

New Oregon statutes effective Jan. 1, 2020, require boaters to “Pull the Plug” and “Clean-Drain-Dry” their boating equipment to stop the spread of invasive aquatic species.

CHARLESTON — At about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, the Coos County Sheriff's Office dispatch center received several reports of a subject who had fallen into the bay at the docks in Charleston and was unresponsive.

BANDON — The City of Bandon will ask voters in the Sept. 15 election to approve two rate increases — one for sewer and one for water.Both the city's water and sewer rates fail to pay for the city's costs of running those utilities, according to City Manager Dan Chandler. Between the two fund…

NORTH BEND — Elk Creek Road (28-11-29.0), east of Myrtle Point, is closed for up to three months beginning July 7 as the Bureau of Land Management completes road repairs. The BLM will replace four culverts between milepost 0.4 and 2.8.

BANDON — In times when social distancing is the new normal and art museums and galleries are closed, what better than to bring an exhibit outdoors for all to enjoy? 

PORT ORFORD — The Nature Conservancy and Wild Rivers Land Trust announce they have completed the transfer of TNC’s Nesika Beach Preserve property in Southern Oregon to WRLT. The transfer of the 71.5 acre preserve will ensure the continued protection of this unique coastal forest habitat and …

ROSEBURG — In the wake of COVID-19 and escalating economic inequity, NeighborWorks Umpqua has established a bold new way of delivering services to help low-income residents build wealth and financial resiliency.This nonprofit organization is already well-known for DreamBuilders mutual-self-h…

COOS BAY — Based on what Coos Bay Police Chief Gary McCullough describes as a "large number of incidents" involving alleged sex abuse, drugs, fights, disorderly conduct and minors at the Sky Bar, the popular night spot might not be allowed to renew its liquor license.

Steven D. Sharp, 76, of North Bend died July 2, 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 

An urn side service with military honors will be held for Richard W. Mitts, 91, of North Bend on Saturday, July 25th at 11:00 a.m. at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, 63060 Millington Frontage Road in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440. 

PORTLAND — Over the weekend, COVID-19 claimed six more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 215, the Oregon Health Authority reported Sunday. Two of those deaths occurred Sunday and four of them occurred Saturday.

Memorial service for Robert S. Shreve (December 3, 1944-May 31, 2020) will be held at Friday, July 31 at 1:30 pm. at Tahoma National Cemetery 18600 SE 240th Street Kent, WA. Reception immediately following at Covington Community Park. 

William E. Fisher, age 66, of Coos Bay, passed away June 27, 2020 at Coos Bay. Arrangements under the direction of Nelson’s Bay Area Mortuary, Coos Bay, 541 267-4216. 

NORTH BEND — As citizens braced for no police coverage from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. starting Tuesday night, the City of North Bend announced a continuation of 24-hour police coverage.

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