COOS BAY — The Southwestern Oregon Community College Foundation congratulates its 2020-21 scholarship recipients. Thanks to generous donors, the organization awarded 107 scholarships totaling more than $160,000 for students attending Southwestern for the upcoming academic year.
COOS BAY — The Coos Bay School District plans to reopen this fall with a hybrid schedule. The new schedule is in an effort to reduce the number of students in the classroom and follow Oregon guidelines for reopening schools.
COOS BAY — Columbia Pacific Maritime will offer three no-cost, no-obligation informational seminars about maritime employment opportunities and how to get your career started in the industry.
SOUTH COAST — Schools are making plans to protect students and staff from the ongoing pandemic while also keeping buildings clean before starting the new school year.
SOUTH COAST — While some national leaders have said they want all students to be back in school buildings this fall, Oregon is giving its schools a choice of three options.
MILL CITY — Oregon Connections Academy, the state’s longest-running tuition-free online public charter school, recently honored nearly 500 seniors with a virtual graduation ceremony. Several of those graduates are from Oregon’s South Coast.
COOS BAY — Southwestern Oregon Community College fall term courses will start on Monday, Sept. 14. The college is taking steps to begin fall term two weeks early to better serve its students during the COVID-19 situation.
EUGENE — Lane Community College will celebrate its 55th Annual Commencement at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 20. This will be the college’s first-ever virtual commencement and will be accessible via Lane Video Streaming.
COOS BAY — Southwestern Oregon Community College is offering free GED and Adult Basic Education classes online summer term. These classes prepare individuals to take the GED exam and update skills to enroll in college or career training programs. Students enrolled in these classes can build …
COOS BAY — Southwestern Oregon Community College is offering noncredit community education classes online for summer. Instructors will be utilizing Southwestern's online learning platform through myLakerLink.
MYRTLE POINT — Over the weekend, Myrtle Point High School celebrated its graduating Class of 2020 with a special drive-in ceremony held at the Coos County Fairgrounds.
NORTH BEND — “A drive-through graduation” is how Principal Darrell Johnston described Friday’s non-traditional event, where 165 students drove up to get their diploma.
SIXES – Wild Rivers Coast Alliance and Pacific High School are pleased to announce that Pacific High School Seniors Layne Converse and Natalie Vincent are the recipients of the 1st annual Jim Seeley Memorial Scholarship.
SOUTH COAST — “I’m putting on my happy face and am excited for students,” said Superintendent Tim Sweeney as the Coquille School District gets ready for its Class of 2020 graduation.
Last week, the Oregon Senate voted to ensure that every Oregon high school student will receive one semester of civics education before they graduate. The Oregon Department of Education provides standards for civics and government education. However, without designated and focused class time…
The Oregon House passed House Bill 2168, which would make Juneteenth an official state holiday. Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people in the U.S., while also celebrating the dignity, freedom and contributions made by Black Americans. The bill formally establishes Junete…
While serving with his Oregon Army National Guard unit based in Coos Bay during a two-week annual training at Camp Rilea in the late 1980s, Sgt. Dan McCarron knew something was wrong when a fellow Solider complained of having a terrible headache and neck pain. McCarron knew he had to do some…
The Coquille Indian Tribe has appointed Margaret Simpson as the first female tribal member to become chief executive officer of The Mill Casino-Hotel & RV Park.
I chose the first picture to go with a story I found in a June 1942 issue of Western World, even though the picture was taken years later in July of 1957 of a gorse fire west of Highway 101. But the message was clear.
More than 40 years after he was shot twice in the line of duty, a former Douglas County sheriff’s deputy has died, and Sheriff John Hanlin said his death was directly related to the injuries he sustained in 1980.
House Democrats voted to pass House Bill 2481, prohibiting Oregon law enforcement agencies from receiving certain types of military surplus equipment from the federal government, including armored drones, grenades and firearms silencers.
Early Saturday afternoon, the Oregon House passed legislation that would prohibit the displaying of hate symbols in schools and educational programs. This would include nooses, neo-Nazi symbols, the Confederate battle flag and other symbols with a history of causing substantial disruption to…
As part of the commission’s Broadband Data Collection effort to collect comprehensive data on broadband availability across the United States, the FCC is encouraging the public to download the FCC’s Speed Test app, which is currently used to collect speed test data as part of the FCC’s Measu…
After reviewing the best available scientific and commercial information, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to reaffirm the listing of the streaked horned lark as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. The service is also proposing a revised special rule under section 4(d…
At 6 p.m., Thursday, May 13, 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. It was formed to encourage awareness and foster community discussions on equity, diversity and inclusion through…
As case counts continue to decline in the county, Coos Health & Wellness officials aren’t yet worried about the impact the broad stoppage of administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will have on the county’s vaccination effort.
Coos and Curry County residents can dispose of various household chemicals at a free Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 24 at the Beaver Hill Transfer Site (1/4 mile south of Milepost 253) on Highway 101 between Coos Bay and Bandon.
The COVID pandemic, recession and devastating wildfires have worsened Oregon’s existing housing crisis over the past year, leaving thousands of Oregonians and their families with few places to turn. House Bill 2006, which passed the Oregon House Monday, will help local communities provide em…
BANDON ─ The Bandon School Board has selected Shauna Schmerer to become its new superintendent, though she must still accept the position.
A graveside service for Elnora Lillian Leaton, 93, of Coos Bay, who passed away April 5,2021 in Coos Bay will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, April 17,2021 at Sunset Memorial Park, 63060 Millington Frontage Road, under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131 www.coosbayareafunerals.com
Laura E. Hilton, 86, of Myrtle Point died March 30, 2021 in Coquille. Cremation rites have been held at Ocean View Memory Gardens Crematory, Coos Bay under the direction of Myrtle Grove Funeral Service-Bay Area. 541-269-2851. www.coosbayareafunerals.com
Southwestern Oregon Preppers will hold its monthly meeting at noon Saturday, April 17, at Bandon High School. The group will meet under the big gazebo next to the ball field. Dress warm and bring chairs.
The House Committee on Early Childhood on Thursday passed four bills with bipartisan support to make childcare more affordable and accessible for families, provide broader and more immediate access to paid family leave and address a safety concern to protect infant lives.
From 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 24, the Coquille Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will provide the public the opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring…
The Department of the Interior announced Thursday that National Park Week – an annual weeklong celebration of America’s national parks – will run from April 17 to April 25. National Park Week encourages the public to explore the vast network of our national parks, sacred sites, historical la…
On Thursday, the Oregon House of Representatives passed a bipartisan bill to help Oregonians who own property that was damaged or completely destroyed by wildfires.
Oregon health officials announced Tuesday plans to pause administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine upon the recommendation of federal officials.
The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs is excited to announce the return of the Oregon Women Veterans’ Conference, which will be held virtually for the first time on Saturday, May 22.
U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley said Monday that more than a dozen airports throughout Oregon will receive about $10.3 million in federal grants for improvements that include better preparation for winter weather, runway repairs, improved guidance systems, perimeter fencing and more.
Welcome to the Oregon FBI’s Tech Tuesday segment. Today: Building a digital defense against COVID-19 vaccine ID card scams.
Sea otters, beavers and western pond turtles got some much-needed help this week as the Oregon Zoo Foundation funded $40,000 to support Oregon Zoo conservation efforts through the Oregon Conservation and Recreation Fund and the Elakha Alliance.
Beginning next week, Bay Area Hospital will start to offer COVID-19 vaccine clinics during the weekdays in addition to clinics that have been offered over the last several months. Tuesday, April 13, through Friday, April 16, Bay Area Hospital will be offering 100 vaccine shot appointments wi…