A graveside service for Donald Lewis Lanway, 90, of Coos Bay, will be held at 3:30 pm, Saturday, September 18, 2021 at Sunset Memorial Park, 63060 Millington Frontage Road in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131 www.coosbayareafunerals.com

Sue Socia, 71, of Coos Bay died September 11, 2021 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

NORTH BEND – The Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area and North Spit Boat Ramp will be closed for two additional days at each site while the Bureau of Land Management completes pavement resurfacing and painting. The work was originally scheduled to be complete by Sept. 16, but unforeseen circumstance…

With tremendous grief we share the passing of Johnny Waller on August 26, 2021 after a courageous battle with Covid pneumonia.

We've had a lot of heroes who have saved people from drowning over the years, but one incident that comes to mind occurred in April of 1972, nearly 50 years ago, when local fishermen Hugh McNeil and Jim Wise saved five locals, who had capsized while crossing the bar.

Having an unregistered vehicle in Coos Bay could lead to the car being impounded after the Coos Bay City Council approved an updated towing ordinance last week.

Rather than ocean oxygen levels improving as they usually do this time of year, hypoxia off the Pacific Northwest coast is as bad as it’s been at any point in 2021, according to collaborative research by Oregon State University, the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife and Oregon’s crabb…

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.

The Coos Bay Urban Renewal Agency voted unanimously to offer financial support for a mural being painted in the Empire District.

A healthcare system that is already struggling due to COVID-19 and understaffing could take another hit soon due to a state mandate that requires all employees in the healthcare industry to be fully vaccinated against COVID.

At 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 29, North Bend Public Library will present “Cruciferous Oktoberfest,” a webinar by Cheryl O’Dell of Natural Grocers.

Dorothy Marie Clarke, 75, of Bandon, died September 7, 2021 in Bandon. Arrangements are under the direction of Amling Schroeder Funeral Service, Bandon.

The citizen’s of Lakeside welcomed over 70 cars to the Labor Day Car show at Osprey Point’s event field.  Vehicles from a variety of different classes were there, from Honda’s, Bronco’s, classic Fords and Chevy’s, custom trikes and Jeeps.  There was only one car that got stuck in the sand wh…

The Coos History Museum is recruiting volunteers to join their team of front desk docents. The museum is seeking lovers of history, local experts and anyone who loves engaging with the public about all things Coos County. Duties include greeting guests, ringing up admissions as well as givin…

The Oregon Zoo bid a sad farewell over the weekend to Mochica, elder statesman of the Humboldt penguin colony and a distinguished seabird ambassador for more than three decades. At 31 years old, he was one of the oldest — and best loved — penguins on the planet.

NeighborWorks Umpqua has appointed Erica Mills as its new chief executive officer. Mills, a Douglas County resident who has served for three years as a program area director for NeighborWorks Umpqua, was offered the position after a nationwide search and interview process. She will lead the …

At a meeting of the Prefontaine Memorial Run Committee last week, the decision was made to cancel the 41st annual run, which was scheduled for Saturday, September 18.

Over the past few months we have talked about the various teams, activities and opportunities the chamber is involved in. But why be a chamber member? I ask that question periodically of our directors, who are your friends and neighbors. Here’s a little of what they had to say this time.

Schools buses began running across Coos Bay and North Bend on Tuesday as both school districts began welcoming students back to class. At Marshfield Junior High, happy students jumped off the bus, eager to begin the school year. Both districts had an unusual start to the year with the older …

A crowd of more than 100 people come to downtown Coos Bay on Saturday to protest state mandates regarding COVID-19 safety measures.

The number of COVID cases in Coos County may have peaked, but the devastation is still being felt across the county.

Sharon L. Morra, 52, of North Bend, passed away on September 1, 2021 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.

In 2022, Oregon employers, on average, will pay less for workers’ compensation coverage, the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) announced Wednesday, Sept. 8. The decline in costs marks nine years of average decreases in the pure premium rate – the base rate insurers u…

The State of Oregon received approval from the federal government to expand the Pandemic EBT program and provide an additional $167 million in food assistance to approximately 430,000 children in Oregon.  

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael S. Regan has appointed 34 new members to EPA's Local Government Advisory Committee. Among those asked to serve in this important advisory role for the federal agency is Coos County Commissioner Melissa Cribbins. Commissioner Cribbins…

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A graveside service for Donald Lewis Lanway, 90, of Coos Bay, will be held at 3:30 pm, Saturday, September 18, 2021 at Sunset Memorial Park, 63060 Millington Frontage Road in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131 www.coosbayareafunerals.com

Sue Socia, 71, of Coos Bay died September 11, 2021 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

NORTH BEND – The Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area and North Spit Boat Ramp will be closed for two additional days at each site while the Bureau of Land Management completes pavement resurfacing and painting. The work was originally scheduled to be complete by Sept. 16, but unforeseen circumstance…

With tremendous grief we share the passing of Johnny Waller on August 26, 2021 after a courageous battle with Covid pneumonia.

We've had a lot of heroes who have saved people from drowning over the years, but one incident that comes to mind occurred in April of 1972, nearly 50 years ago, when local fishermen Hugh McNeil and Jim Wise saved five locals, who had capsized while crossing the bar.

Having an unregistered vehicle in Coos Bay could lead to the car being impounded after the Coos Bay City Council approved an updated towing ordinance last week.

Rather than ocean oxygen levels improving as they usually do this time of year, hypoxia off the Pacific Northwest coast is as bad as it’s been at any point in 2021, according to collaborative research by Oregon State University, the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife and Oregon’s crabb…

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.

The Coos Bay Urban Renewal Agency voted unanimously to offer financial support for a mural being painted in the Empire District.

The Oregon Coast Visitors Association will be hosting its annual People’s Coast Summit in Coos Bay on October 12 and 13 with a traditional Salmon Bake dinner at the Mill Casino on October 11. The conference was slated to be held in Coos Bay in 2020 but was cancelled due to COVID-19. After 18…

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Oregon Fish and Wildlife officials released a draft conservation plan that aims to protect endangered whales and sea turtles from entanglement in Oregon’s commercial Dungeness crab fishery. In recent years, whales and sea turtles have increasingly become entangled in fishing gear in Pacific …

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Fire officials discussed Oregon’s ongoing wildfire season, fire prevention and preparedness in a briefing Thursday. Leaders expressed concern of fire danger in relation to the high temperatures and drought conditions throughout the state.

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Come together with thousands of Oregonians on Saturday, Sept. 25, for SOLVE’s Beach & Riverside Cleanup, in partnership with the Oregon Lottery. Volunteer registration is now live and all Oregonians, from Astoria to Brookings, Pendleton to Sunriver, are encouraged to sign up for this sta…

NORTH BEND - The North Bend City Council discussed implementing an ordinance that would allow the homeless to camping limited portions of the city.

Friday, July 30, at World Forestry Center, Gov. Kate Brown ceremonially signed Senate Bill 762, comprehensive legislation passed with bipartisan support that will provide more than $220 million to help Oregon modernize and improve wildfire preparedness through three key strategies: creating …

U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, State Rep. David Gomberg, State Rep. Janeen Sollman, the Surfrider Foundation, the Oregon Coast Aquarium, Environment Oregon, and Oceana united at a press conference Friday, July 23, at the Oregon Zoo to draw attention to the plastic pollution crisis and the recent le…

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A new grant will allow Oregon State University researchers to study the nutritional value of more than 100 bee-pollinated crops, native plants and commonly used ornamental plants, a project that could help scientists better understand the global decline of bee populations.

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Temperatures have moderated in many areas of the state. However, drought and low water levels persist and we can expect water temperatures to spike again later in the summer. Here’s what you should know about fishing in these conditions.

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Oregonians will soon have a choice about how they display their support for salmon habitat. A new salmon license plate design will be available September 1st, or Oregonians can opt for the classic salmon license plate until August.

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The acute onset and depth of the pandemic recession was unlike anything seen previously in Oregon. What was a healthy economy lost 286,000 jobs in two months’ time. The impacts were not evenly distributed, with in-person, service-based sectors experiencing significantly higher rates of job loss.

As the weather warms and fire danger increases, Bureau of Land Management Coos Bay District officials are implementing public use restrictions on BLM-managed lands on the southern Oregon coast. Starting June 11 at 12:01 a.m., certain activities on BLM-managed lands in Coos, Douglas, and Curr…