COOS BAY — If the world is ending, that knowledge has not deterred Coos County congregations from practicing their beliefs.

COOS COUNTY — Like many other industries on the South Coast, the forestry sector is being hit hard by the impacts brought on by the ongoing, ever-evolving new coronavirus pandemic.  

CHARLESTON — Over the course of Wednesday and Thursday, nearly 100 individuals were tested for COVID-19 in Charleston. The free testing program was targeting locals who fish, work in fish processing or have other associations with fishing.

COOS BAY — Several groups are jointly suing the federal organization that authorized the Jordan Cove pipeline project.

Neva M. Demotte - 79, of Coos Bay died May 27, 2020 in Coos Bay. Services will be announced and held at a later date. Cremation rites are under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel 685 Anderson Ave. 541-267-3131. www.coosbayareafunerals.com

It will never cease to amaze me just how many people still don’t think this pandemic is real. Just because we didn’t live in Hiroshima in 1945 doesn’t mean there wasn’t an atomic bomb dropped on the city. And yes, it is the same thing. So far, the coronavirus has claimed more lives in the U.…

DOUGLAS COUNTY — The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, led by Board Chair Commissioner Chris Boice, worked in conjunction with Public Health Official Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer to quickly complete and submit the Phase 2 reopening request letter to the Governor on Friday.

COOS COUNTY — Two people were transported to Bay Area Hospital after an ATV accident on the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area this week.

COOS BAY — As part of Southwestern Oregon Community College’s 2019-20 Physics and Astronomy Lecture Series, Southwestern welcomes Dr. Roman Gomez, senior research scientist at the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas, for its first virtual lecture in the series.

NORTH BEND — North Bend High School science teacher Christina Geierman has been named the South Coast’s 2021 Regional Teacher of the Year. As such, Geierman won a $500 cash prize and is in the running for Oregon’s 2021 Teacher of the Year — to be announced this fall.

It’s almost summer! Isn’t it great to go to work and come home in the daylight? All over the roses are budding out, grass is growing and rhododendrons are blooming. Our thoughts, normally, would turn to baseball, graduations and getting ready for visitors. This year we are looking to reopen …

COOS COUNTY — A woman from California died in an ATV accident over the weekend in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.

PORTLAND — COVID-19 has claimed three more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 151, the Oregon Health Authority reported Thursday. The three deaths Thursday were preceded by three days of no new COVID-19 deaths and followed by no new deaths on Friday. 

COOS BAY — Knee-high grass, scattered bushes and rocks throughout: the perfect makings of a soccer field.

Pauline S. Walters - 98, of Coos Bay, passed away May 20, 2020 at Coos Bay.  Cremation rites are under the direction of Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary, 405 Elrod Ave., Coos Bay, Oregon   541/267-4216 

PORTLAND — The state’s death toll from COVID-19 is unchanged from Tuesday and remains at 148, the Oregon Health Authority reported Wednesday. It's the third straight day the state has not had any new deaths from the pandemic. 

PORT ORFORD — A widespread manhunt involving authorities in Oregon and California along with the U.S. Marshal Service was concluded on May 22 around 5 p.m. when Curry County deputies arrested Eric Appoldt, a 41-year-old man from Bakersfield, Calif.

NORTH BEND — Right as the bowling season was heating up, COVID-19 shut everything down.

COOS BAY — Hand sanitizer and KN95 masks will be distributed in Roseburg to farmworkers and agricultural producers from Coos, Curry and Douglas counties Thursday. KN95 masks and hand sanitizer help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19. 

COOS BAY — While the county waits to see how Phase 1 of reopening progresses, the Coos Bay Public Library continues to offer as many services as it can from afar.

CURRY COUNTY — On May 26, the Curry County Public Health Department was officially notified of a confirmed case of COVID-19, bringing the county’s total number of active cases at two, with five recovered cases and zero hospitalizations and zero deaths in Curry County, according to Curry Coun…

COOS COUNTY — An arrest was made after a brief standoff over the weekend, ending when the man threw his weapon out of the window of his vehicle.

Gregory A. Curton - 66, passed away on May 21, 2020. No services are planned at this time. Arrangements entrusted to Dunes Memorial Chapel.

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