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Jimmy Farmer, 88, of Lakeside, died January 15, 2022 in Coos Bay. At his request, no public services will be held. Cremation rites will be 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

A graveside inurnment will be held at a later date at Roseburg National Cemetery for George H. Bessey, 83, of Coos Bay who died January 6, 2022 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. …

Coos and Curry county residents can dispose of various household chemicals at a free “Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event” scheduled for February 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Beaver Hill Transfer Site (1/4 mile south of Milepost 253) on Highway 101 between Coos Bay and Bandon.

The first picture I am sharing shows the Bandon High School football stadium, better known as Dave Miller Field, which was located on the north side of 11th Street, south of the  high school complex. Many years later it had fallen into disrepair and was torn down. Seating was replaced by ste…

More comprehensive data analytics could help the Oregon State Police (OSP) Patrol Services Division better project future staffing needs, deploy current resources, and project overtime needs, according to a just-released OSP audit by Oregon Secretary of State Shemia Fagan.

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The statewide graduation rate for the class of 2020-21 is 80.6 percent, the second highest graduation rate ever recorded in Oregon, according to data released today by the Oregon Department of Education (ODE).

Burnout. Anxiety. Fear. Confusion. Depression. Lack of focus. The pandemic has prompted a heightened awareness around these very emotions. Even more concerning is the fact that many of us have experienced firsthand the struggles involved in navigating these feelings.

Douglas County Commissioner Tim Freeman was a featured panelist and host for this month’s Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce’s Project Leadership workshop on the Role of Government. The full-day educational workshop for members of the 2022 Project Leadership program was held at the Douglas Co…

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On Friday, Dec. 31, 2021 at approximately 5:52 p.m., the Newport Police Department responded to the 200 block of SE Bay Blvd on a disturbance. Initial information was that a vehicle, that had been reported stolen from Coos Bay, had been located at that location by the vehicle owner.

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Welcome to the Oregon FBI’s Tech Tuesday segment. Today: Building a digital defense as we close out 2021.

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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.