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.
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The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) today announced a revised action plan and timeline for engaging the public on wildfire protection efforts as part of the state’s strategy to create more fire-resilient communities.
A coalition of environmental justice, climate, and business organizations have filed a legal intervention to defend Oregon’s landmark Climate Protection Program (CPP) against attempted oil and gas industry rollbacks.
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