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A Celebration of the life of Hardy Christensen will be held 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 5, 2022 at Faith Baptist Church of Bandon with military honors to follow at the IOOF Cemetery in Bandon. Arrangements are under the direction of Amling Schroeder Funeral Service, Bandon.

Nancy Lou Crouse, 79, of Coos Bay, passed away January 8, 2022 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131 www.coosbayareafunerals.com

The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) has increased the income limits for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Employment Related Day Care (ERDC) program to 200% of the federal poverty level, or $2,147 a month for an individual or $3,660 for a family of three.

Southwestern Oregon Community College is excited to announce it has received $32,182 to expand its veterans center on the Coos Bay campus and increase support for students at its Brookings campus. The funding is part of an Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs grant package totaling $600,00…

The Coos History Museum will relaunch their First Tuesday Talk program in February with a space-tastic presentation titled, “Apollo 14: Coos Bay Connection” presented by Becky Soules. This program will be held on February 1 and has a new start time of 6 p.m. with the museum doors open from 5…

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As the Omicron variant surges through Coos County, case counts have already topped even the highest counts at any other time in the pandemic.

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And the winner for new location of the Coos Bay Public Library is the “Ridge” location at John Topits Park near the Old Armory. At least that’s the recommendation by the city council appointed library steering committee as of Thursday morning.

This educational program assists forage producers in making decisions on managing pastures and hayground. Topics include using maps to determine physical soil properties, to estimate current and potential production, and to form management units. This information is then used to take soil sa…

The Friends of the Coquille Public Library Inc. are optimistic that their popular bookstore will reopen in the future. The Coquille store was closed down when a portion of the building’s roof blew off during last week’s windstorm causing about 40% of the book inventory to be damaged by water…

Kristin N. Mason, 35, of Coos Bay died December 28, 2021 in Coos Bay.  Cremation rites have been held at Ocean View Memory Gardens Crematory, Coos Bay under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel. 541-267-3131.   www.coosbayareafunerals.com

Douglas County is excited to announce that Commissioner Tim Freeman has been appointed to one of only two seats from Oregon on the Western Interstate Region Board of Directors, which is a subset of the National Association of Counties. Additionally, Commissioner Freeman was appointed to the …

You may have noticed an “extra” ocean on some maps in 2021. That brings the world-wide count of oceans to five: Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Arctic, and Southern.

With the Coos Bay – North Bend Visitor & Convention as major sponsor, the Charleston Crab Feed is set for Saturday February 12. The location is the North Bend Community Center, 2222 Broadway Ave. North Bend, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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The Oregon Department of Revenue is offering tips to taxpayers in preparation for the 2022 tax filing season. The IRS and DOR will begin accepting e-file tax returns on Jan. 24. The tax filing deadline this year is April 18.

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.

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The distant tsunami advisory affecting beaches, harbors, marinas, and ports on Saturday, January 15, 2022 has been cancelled.

Nominations are being sought between now and Tuesday, Feb. 15, for individuals, communities and organizations in the state who demonstrate outstanding accomplishments and leadership in urban and community forestry. Nominations will be reviewed by the Oregon Department of Forestry and the non…

Glenna was born in and graduated high school from Cottage Grove, Oregon. After high school, her family moved to Bandon, Oregon where she married Robert Schellong and had two children, Kelly & David. Glenna worked many jobs but is remembered as being a favorite waitress at Gerry’s in Band…

Southwestern Oregon Preppers will be holding its monthly meeting at noon, Saturday, January 15, at 87616 18th Street SE in Bandon. Attendees are asked to bring a chair. The group will be inside.

The American Red Cross is facing a national blood crisis – its worst blood shortage in more than a decade. Dangerously low blood supply levels are posing a concerning risk to patient care and forcing doctors to make difficult decisions about who receives blood transfusions and who will need …

A memorial mass will be held for Kathleen A. Willett, 69, of North Bend, on Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 2250 16th Street in North Bend. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.

Michael J. Crabtree, 84, of North Bend, passed away on January 7, 2022 in North Bend. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.  www.coosbayareafunerals.com

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Teens 12-18 are invited to drop-in to play board games at the Coos Bay Public Library on Fridays this January (January 7, 14, 21, 28) from 2-4 p.m. in the Teen Area of the Library. The program will utilize the Coos Bay Public Library’s collection of board games.

Mingus Skatepark and the nonprofit Coos Bay Skatepark Association are welcoming not just skaters but BMX riders and scooter users as approved by the Coos Bay City Council on Tuesday.

More detections of rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus 2 in a wild rabbit have been confirmed by the Oregon Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory including in a black-tailed jackrabbit recovered from Powell Butte in Crook County on Dec. 13, 2021.

The situation happens all too often: You go to an in-network hospital but receive a surprise medical bill from an out-of-network doctor. However, since Jan. 1, 2022, a new federal law – the No Surprises Act – will protect consumers from many types of these surprise bills.

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A Celebration of the life of Hardy Christensen will be held 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 5, 2022 at Faith Baptist Church of Bandon with military honors to follow at the IOOF Cemetery in Bandon. Arrangements are under the direction of Amling Schroeder Funeral Service, Bandon.

Nancy Lou Crouse, 79, of Coos Bay, passed away January 8, 2022 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131 www.coosbayareafunerals.com

The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) has increased the income limits for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Employment Related Day Care (ERDC) program to 200% of the federal poverty level, or $2,147 a month for an individual or $3,660 for a family of three.

Southwestern Oregon Community College is excited to announce it has received $32,182 to expand its veterans center on the Coos Bay campus and increase support for students at its Brookings campus. The funding is part of an Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs grant package totaling $600,00…

The Coos History Museum will relaunch their First Tuesday Talk program in February with a space-tastic presentation titled, “Apollo 14: Coos Bay Connection” presented by Becky Soules. This program will be held on February 1 and has a new start time of 6 p.m. with the museum doors open from 5…

As the Omicron variant surges through Coos County, case counts have already topped even the highest counts at any other time in the pandemic.

And the winner for new location of the Coos Bay Public Library is the “Ridge” location at John Topits Park near the Old Armory. At least that’s the recommendation by the city council appointed library steering committee as of Thursday morning.

This educational program assists forage producers in making decisions on managing pastures and hayground. Topics include using maps to determine physical soil properties, to estimate current and potential production, and to form management units. This information is then used to take soil sa…

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Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley and Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark recently announced the introduction of the Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Act, legislation that would greatly boost the availability of mental health resources in America’s public schools.

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Guided 2022 First Day Hikes are set for several state parks on Jan. 1, 2022 and the normal $5 day-use parking fee is waived for the 25 parks that normally require a parking permit. 

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The Oregon Coast Aquarium (OCAq) is saddened to announce the passing of an injured sea otter that was transported to the Aquarium for assessment and care last week.

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.

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…

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Employers with 100 or more workers across Oregon and around the nation who were previously facing a federal mandate to either enforce mandatory vaccination in the workplace or have their employees undergo regular COVID-19 testing, now are not immediately facing the mandate.