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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., and Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Ranking Member Sam Graves, R-Mo., on July 15 introduced the Water Resources Development Act of 2020.

COOS BAY — After listening to heated public comment regarding racism or the perceived lack thereof in the Coos Bay community, the Coos Bay City Council voted unanimously to adopt a resolution supporting diversity, equity and inclusion within the city.

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NORTH BEND — As citizens braced for no police coverage from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. starting Tuesday night, the City of North Bend announced a continuation of 24-hour police coverage.

COOS BAY — Coos Bay City Council approved a resolution Tuesday night that will lower the fees on little-used local social gaming licenses.

COQUILLE — After multiple failed votes, the Coquille City Council on Monday agreed it would table a motion to appoint a new city council member following the resignation of former Councilman Mike Layton.

NORTH BEND — As businesses reopen under the governor’s Phase II plan, some residents are asking when the North Bend Municipal Swimming Pool will reopen as well.

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COOS COUNTY — After rebuilding the Coos County Sheriff’s Office staffing levels over the past 10 years, Sheriff Craig Zanni is afraid some of his efforts are unraveling.

A volunteer grabs a stack of ballots on Tuesday, May 19 at the Coos County Elections Office.  

Volunteers at the Coos County Elections Office in Coquille count ballots on Tuesday, May 19. 

Volunteers organize ballots at the Coos County Elections Office in Coquille in the May 19, 2020 election. 

COOS BAY — Coos Bay City Council made an investment on work at Mingus Park. With some luck, a little money and the right grants, the council may have bought some major upgrades for just the cost of the work to design them.

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COOS COUNTY — For the past nine years, Michael Dado has held the title of Coos County Surveyor.

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COOS COUNTY — With Election Day right around the corner, The World recently reached out to all the candidates running for Coos County Commissioner to learn more about why they decided to run, their plan’s to revitalize the local economy and what issues in Coos County concerned them the most today?

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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 …

Deep in the forest outside Coquille, a small creek may hold the answer to the declining fish populations along the coast. 

Construction work necessary to provide safe ongoing access to South Jetty Road and Carter Lake Campground, near Florence, will begin later this summer, requiring temporary closures of each road. 

Durwood R. Post Sr., 80, of Coos Bay died July 23, 2021 in Coos Bay.  Services will be announced under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel 685 Anderson Ave. 541-267-3131. www.coosbayareafunerals.com

A celebration of life for Barry Wallis Blake, 89, of North Bend, will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, July 31 at the Bay Area Church of the Nazarene, 1850 Clark Street in North Bend. A private graveside will be held at Sunset Memorial Park in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of North…

On July 24 at about 8 p.m., the Coos County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a disturbance at 87576 E. Beach Loop Road in Bandon.

The first picture I am I have shared pictures of Moore Mill & Lumber Co. several times in past columns, but never with such interesting information as I found in a picture caption in the Jan. 8, 1959, Western World.

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. Lowest-numbered new plates will be available through a speci…

Coos Bay Public Library will co-host a presentation, Affordable Food and Nutritional Education, by Natural Grocers’ Nutritional Health Coach Cheryl O’Dell, MSN. The event will be held Wednesday, August 4, from 3-3:45 p.m. online via Zoom (virtual meeting software).

The Coos Bay Area Zonta Service Foundation has announced that its Little Red Schoolhouse Project will continue for the 2021-22 school year, thanks to a partnership with the Rotary Coos Foundation. The Rotary Coos Foundation has awarded a $5,000 grant for the project, which will provide schoo…

Celebration of Life for Robert "Bob" Crim, 53, of Coquille will held on Sunday, August 1, 2021 at 1:00 pm at the Coquille High School Football Field.  Online remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.westrumfuneralservice.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of …

As a water quality monitoring technician with the state Department of Environmental Quality, Shane Bennett helps to keep swimmers and beachgoers safe from harmful fecal bacteria on Oregon’s beaches.

Three artists have been awarded top honors at Coos Art Museum’s 27th annual Maritime Art Exhibition. “Best of Show” was awarded to Austin Dwyer of Mukilteo, Washington for his oil “Opus 4, Symphony of Rust.” In a vote by the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay, Dutch Mostert of North Bend …

When I entered the word “initiative” into my computer, I got a definition. When I typed “finishative” into it, I’m told it isn’t a word. But it should be. The two words are defined as follows, initiative: the first step, the act of setting a process in motion, the ability or willingness to t…

Sudden oak death is nothing new to residents of Curry County, but despite decades of work to keep the pathogen that kills tanoak trees isolated, it appears to be moving.

At 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 18, North Bend Public Library presents “Garlic Greatness,” a webinar by Cheryl O’Dell of Natural Grocers.

If you say the name Battle Rock Wayside Park, I would expect few people would know exactly where it is. But if you have ever driven south on Highway 101 to Gold Beach, I promise you have seen it.

The Coos County Fair & Rodeo opened with big crowds Tuesday. While spectators enjoyed carnivals rides, games and food, most of the activity was at the livestock stalls as children prepared for the annual livestock shows.

Nearly 450,000 acres of land have already burned across the state during this year’s wildfire season, Gov. Kate Brown announced during a wildfire briefing Tuesday, July 20. Nine large fires are currently burning.

Gary L. Schmith, 78, of Coos Bay died July 18, 2021 in Coos Bay.  Arrangements are under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel 685 Anderson Ave. 541-267-3131. www.coosbayareafunerals.com

A Celebration of Life for Ronald Allen Oakes will be held Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Coos County Museum, 1210 N. Front Street, Coos Bay.  A Toast to Ron will be held that evening 6:00 p.m. - Closing at the Coney Station, 295 S Broadway, Coos Bay with Timberwolf M…

Katherine "Kathy" L. Moore, 67, of North Bend, passed away on July 19, 2021 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440, www.coosbayareafunerals.com.

A free public reception for two recently opened exhibitions will take place on the second floor of the Coos Art Museum on Friday, July 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. The reception honors two Oregon artists Susan Dimock of Bandon and Claire Duncan of Ashland. The exhibitions are Rocks, Vines and Lines …