COQUILLE — A man who pleaded guilty to killing his wife in 2018 in North Bend was sentenced to a total of 26 years behind bars for that and other crimes Friday afternoon, Coos County District Attorney R. Paul Frasier announced.

ELKTON — A passenger in a vehicle died Saturday after suffering injuries in a one-vehicle accident on Highway 38 about two miles west of Elkton and the driver faces charges including manslaughter and driving under the influence of intoxicants.

COQUILLE — A 31-year-old Coos Bay man was arrested Saturday after an alleged assault and manhunt which took officers from Coos Bay to Coquille, according to the Coos County Sheriff's Office.

EUGENE — A Myrtle Point corporation pleaded guilty Wednesday, Oct. 7, to repeatedly discharging milk and other pollutants into the public water treatment facility which caused waste water with elevated e-coli bacteria to enter the South Fork of the Coquille River resulting in a public health…

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COOS COUNTY — Recently, the Coos County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the recovery of a 6-year-old boy who was the subject of an Amber Alert out of Utah. The child has been returned to his custodial family, according to a press release from the Coos County Sheriff's Office.

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At 6 p.m. Thursday, June 24, the North Bend Public Library will present storyteller Michael McCarty. This will be live on Zoom at, and the link will also be available on the library’s webpage and Facebook page.

Several pro-hunting conservation organizations have challenged the draft language of the ballot title and summary for Initiative Petition 13, which they contend do not adequately convey the initiative’s devastating impact to legal hunting, fishing and trapping. The groups have submitted comm…

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners hosted a special presentation on June 2 during their weekly meeting at the Douglas County Courthouse. Troopers from the Oregon State Police – Fish and Wildlife Division joined the meeting and presented Douglas County Senior Deputy District Attorney A…

The first picture I am sharing this week is the former Leep Memorial Hospital building on First Street, which had been abandoned for a number of years before the first "new" hospital was built on the hill off Ocean Drive overlooking the river and the lighthouse, which opened in 1960. It was …

Harbor Lights Middle School will be holding its annual 8th Grade Recognition Program at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, in the Harbor Lights Middle School Gymnasium. Each student will be limited to the amount of guests they are allowed to invite based on capacity restrictions.

Bay Area Hospital, North Bend Medical Center, Bay Clinic and Advanced Health officially go live with Epic, an electronic health record system, June 19. Using one common EHR allows Coos County’s major healthcare providers to standardize practices, support care coordination, improve evidence-b…

COOS BAY ─ Over the weekend, Marshfield High School had its first outdoor graduation ceremony.

NORTH BEND ─ North Bend High School’s graduating class of 2021 overcame the pandemic, a year of distance learning and even the rain.

Dorman "Doc" Robbins 82, of Coos Bay died June 9, 2021 in Coos Bay.  Services will be announced and held at a later date. Cremation rites will be held at Ocean View Memory Gardens Crematory, Coos Bay under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel. 541-267-3131.

A cryptside service for Matyln M. Peterson, 86, formerly of Coos Bay who died June 5, 2021 in Texas will be held Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 2:30 PM at Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum 63060 Millington Frontage Road Coos Bay under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel 685 Anderson Ave.  541-267-313…

Earlier this month, the Coos Bay City Council unanimously approved their city goals for the next two years.

Thursday, July 8 at 6 p.m., the Unlimited Book Club will meet on Zoom. Unlimited is a joint venture of Coos History Museum, Coos Bay Public Library and North Bend Public Library. The club was formed to encourage awareness and foster community discussions on equity, diversity and inclusion th…

After months of exploring locations in and around Coos Bay and North Bend, I thought I had seen almost everything.

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The number of search and rescue missions in Oregon has steadily increased since the COVID-19 pandemic began, according to the Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM).

The adult summer reading program at the North Bend Public Library starts with an award-winning documentary, Belonging in the USA: The Michael D. McCarty Story.

Southern Oregon is mourning the loss of the iconic Galice Resort, a lodge, restaurant and outpost along the Rogue River, after a structure fire broke out Tuesday.

On Wednesday, June 16 at 11 a.m., North Bend Public Library’s artist-in-residence Janne LaValle will present a lecture over Zoom. The link is The link will also be available on the library’s webpage and Facebook page.

Coos Bay Shakespeare in the Park is proud to announce its 5th annual summer production, Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” at the Mingus Park Amphitheater June 19, 20, 26 and 27 at 3 p.m. Admission is free. The show is outdoors and great for families.

A community tradition was born in 1987 when the Friends of Shore Acres decided to "string a few lights" to help celebrate the holidays. That first season, 6,000 miniature lights, one large Christmas tree and the decorated Garden House drew 9,000 visitors.

The Coos Bay City Council unanimously approved the 2021-22 budget last week, agreeing to a budget that will spend $70.2 million over the next year. The budget will be down $16 million over the current budget due to several large projects being completed.

After more than 26 years in his “fantasy job,” John Klynman said farewell to his family at the North Bend Fire Department for the last time Saturday.

Mavis I. Montgomery, 91, of North Bend, passed away on June 4, 2021 in North Bend. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440,

After being listed as one of the worst counties in the state for months in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, Coos County has made almost a complete turnaround.

The pyramid scheme has a new look and the Oregon Division of Financial Regulation is warning consumers to steer clear. Gifting clubs, such as Death Row, are illegal pyramid schemes that are scamming several Oregonians.

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Oregon is moving into a more dangerous and more intense wildfire season complicated by the state’s continued and deepening drought.

Southwestern Oregon Community College is offering free GED® and Adult Basic Education classes (including English as a Second Language) online Summer Term 2021. These classes prepare individuals to take the GED® exam and update skills to enroll in college or career training programs. Students…

As Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced last week, once Oregon reaches the 70 percent vaccination threshold, the state will not require masks and face coverings in almost all settings, with some exceptions following federal guidance, including airports, public transit and health care settings. T…