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Widespread tree scorch in the Pacific Northwest that became visible shortly after multiple days of record-setting, triple-digit temperatures in June 2021 was more attributable to heat than to drought conditions, Oregon State University researchers say.

On January 30, at 10 a.m., Coos County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Baker was following up with a complaint in the Elliott State Forest regarding a large motorhome which had been parked or possibly abandoned in the area since October 2022.

The Coos History Museum will be hosting the February First Tuesday Talk program on February 7, at 6:00 p.m. Emma Ronai-Durning will lead a discussion about Rural Organizing Project, a state-wide organization that supports a multi-issue, rural-centered, grassroots base in Oregon. The program …

On January 28 at 10:45 p.m., Coos County Sheriff’s Deputy Hannah Francis was dispatched to 95052 Stevens Lane, Coos Bay, to a report of a stolen vehicle. During the course of an investigation, it was learned, Ryan Langenberg, 29, Coos Bay had stolen the car from the victim’s carport without …

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U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, standing front, listens to a question from a commercial fisherman who was concerned that plans to bring offshore wind to the Oregon Coast could impact not only the fishing industry but the quality of life of those who live here. Merkley said he agreed with many of …

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) documents an average of more than 6,000 vehicle collisions with deer and elk each year. The actual number of collisions is likely higher, as many are not reported if there is minimal damage or no human injuries.

Oregon needs to improve the supply and distribution of health care providers, enhance the resiliency and well-being of health care workers and increase diversity among the health care workforce to provide more culturally and linguistically responsive care, a new report by Oregon State Univer…

The police blotter is a public record of incidents as reported by law-enforcement agencies.  All individuals arrested or charged with a crime are innocent until proven guilty.  The information printed is preliminary and subject to change. Sunday 01/01:           

The Coos Bay Police Department is welcoming Officer Joseph Sparks (pictured in the center) on graduation from the 16-week Basic Police Academy last Friday, January 20.  Officer Sparks will be returning to Coos Bay to complete his Field Training and Evaluation program before heading out on pa…

The Coos Bay Police Department is welcoming Officer Joseph Sparks (pictured in the center) on graduation from the 16-week Basic Police Academy last Friday, January 20.  Officer Sparks will be returning to Coos Bay to complete his Field Training and Evaluation program before heading out on pa…

The State of Oregon has released the 2023 essential salmonid habitat map, which shows streams where activities like building docks or adding riprap usually require a removal-fill permit.

Eastern Oregon University named 572 students to the Dean's List for the 2022 fall term. Qualifying students achieve and maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale while completing a minimum of 12 hours of graded EOU coursework. View the full list at eou.edu/ua/deans-list.

Wow, did we have a great evening this past Saturday with the Bay Area Chamber Awards Banquet—Together We Create Opportunity! Besides acknowledging the Officers, Board members, and Committee Chairs for the past year, and introducing the members who will serve in those roles for the upcoming y…

The North Bend Police Department congratulated Officer Aaron Mayo (center) on graduation from the Department of Public Safety Standards & Training’s 16-week Basic Police Academy on Friday, January 20.

As we await news about a new hotel coming to Bandon, my thoughts turned to an article in the Aug. 14, 1924, Western World headlined "Showing Plans For New Hotel."

On Saturday, January 28, 46 players from Coos County came to play chess at the Coquille High School Library. The games were intense and played at a slower pace as even the younger kids were planning strategies and pondering each move.

Each February 4, World Cancer Day is held as a global uniting initiative led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC).

Daniel Allan Smith, 71, of Coos Bay, passed away January 23, 2023 after a long battle with cancer.

Over the past few months, the county and sheriff’s office civil division has been working with a resident at 64710 Washington Road, Coos Bay, with respect to failure to pay over five years of back taxes. Chester A. Cunnington, 52, of Coos Bay, had been resistant to all of the county’s attemp…

The police blotter is a public record of incidents as reported by law-enforcement agencies.  All individuals arrested or charged with a crime are innocent until proven guilty.  The information printed is preliminary and subject to change. Sunday 01/01:           

Recognizing the vital role arts and culture play in the livability and prosperity of Oregon communities – and in enriching the lives of Oregonians – nine members of the Oregon Legislature have come together in a bi-partisan fashion to form the state’s first-ever Arts and Culture Caucus.

After a suspected rapist hid from law enforcement for three days, the man was quickly capturaed after the Coos County Sheriff's Office asked the public to help.

The Coos County Jail has not been able to have social visitation for Adults in Custody (AIC’s) for over two years due to health and safety issues arising from COVID-19, staffing shortages, and logistical issues.

Curt L. Lunstroth, 58, of Myrtle Point died January 25, 2023 in Coos Bay. Cremation rites are under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel 685 Anderson Ave. 541-267-3131. www.coosbayareafunerals.com

In 2013, the 7 Devils Brewing Co. joined the Coos Bay community as a small craft brewery on a mission to bring our guests beer that is thoughtfully crafted and coastally inspired.

Located at the heart of Coos Bay Oregon, the Blue Heron Bistro is a small-town German restaurant serving traditional German food, local seafood, and now Memphis style bbq (yeah its that good).

The North Bend City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to end an intergovernmental agreement with the Coos County Airport District that guarantees North Bend police will respond to all calls within 15 minutes.

Douglas County Commissioners Tom Kress, Chris Boice, and Tim Freeman, along with Douglas County Senior Services Department recently announced that Precilia Ortega was awarded the Douglas County Senior Services Volunteer of the Month award for January. Kress was honored to present Precilia wi…

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Widespread tree scorch in the Pacific Northwest that became visible shortly after multiple days of record-setting, triple-digit temperatures in June 2021 was more attributable to heat than to drought conditions, Oregon State University researchers say.

On January 30, at 10 a.m., Coos County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Baker was following up with a complaint in the Elliott State Forest regarding a large motorhome which had been parked or possibly abandoned in the area since October 2022.

The Coos History Museum will be hosting the February First Tuesday Talk program on February 7, at 6:00 p.m. Emma Ronai-Durning will lead a discussion about Rural Organizing Project, a state-wide organization that supports a multi-issue, rural-centered, grassroots base in Oregon. The program …

On January 28 at 10:45 p.m., Coos County Sheriff’s Deputy Hannah Francis was dispatched to 95052 Stevens Lane, Coos Bay, to a report of a stolen vehicle. During the course of an investigation, it was learned, Ryan Langenberg, 29, Coos Bay had stolen the car from the victim’s carport without …

Clare D. Gove, a longtime resident of North Bend, Oregon, died on January 30, 2023 at the age of 78. He was predeceased by his parents, Earl and Geneva (Holben) Gove. Survivors include cousins, Jan (Lane), Kari, Monte (Niki), and family.

U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, standing front, listens to a question from a commercial fisherman who was concerned that plans to bring offshore wind to the Oregon Coast could impact not only the fishing industry but the quality of life of those who live here. Merkley said he agreed with many of …

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) documents an average of more than 6,000 vehicle collisions with deer and elk each year. The actual number of collisions is likely higher, as many are not reported if there is minimal damage or no human injuries.

Oregon needs to improve the supply and distribution of health care providers, enhance the resiliency and well-being of health care workers and increase diversity among the health care workforce to provide more culturally and linguistically responsive care, a new report by Oregon State Univer…

The police blotter is a public record of incidents as reported by law-enforcement agencies.  All individuals arrested or charged with a crime are innocent until proven guilty.  The information printed is preliminary and subject to change. Sunday 01/01:           

Jackie E. Campbell, 82, of Rapid City, South Dakota, died Saturday, January 28, 2023. Arrangements are under the care of Osheim & Schmidt Funeral Home of Rapid City, South Dakota 

In a meeting yesterday, Senate Republicans voted unanimously to add Senator Daniel Bonham (R-The Dalles) to their leadership team as Deputy Leader for the 2023 Legislative Session. He is joined in that role by Senator Dick Anderson (R-Lincoln City), Senator Lynn Findley (R-Vale), and Senator…

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Governor Tina Kotek took office Monday, Jan. 9, reciting the Oath of Office in a swearing-in ceremony before the state senate and house of representatives at the state capitol building in Salem.

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The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) and ODFW reopens all recreational crabbing (ocean, bays, and estuaries) along the entire Oregon coast. Two consecutive tests show domoic acid levels are under the closure threshold.

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Funding included the U.S. Congress’s annual omnibus appropriations package will boost affordable housing, health care, mental health, education, transportation services and more in Oregon, according toOregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden.

The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs (ODVA) will increase the maximum loan limit for the Oregon Veteran Home Loan for 2023, conforming to loan limits for mortgages set by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). ODVA will now accept loans up to the new maximum loan amount of $726,200…

The American Automobile Association (AAA) projects 112.7 million Americans, 33.8% of the population, will travel for the Christmas and New Year holidays.

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A new report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety finds dangerous driving behaviors such as speeding, red-light running, drowsy driving, and driving impaired on cannabis or alcohol, rose from 2020 to 2021.

Scientists have identified off the coast of Ecuador a distinct population of oceanic manta rays that is more than 10 times larger than any other known subpopulation of the species.

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We need your help to photograph extreme high tides on December 23 & 24, 2022 and January 21 & 22, 2023. You can find local King Tide times, browse King Tide photos, and find resources for educators and parents on the California King Tides Project website.

In this area, a winter steelhead season (Dec. 1 – Apr. 30) is now established with the 2023 initial season being Jan. 1 – Apr. 30. During this season, a new validation is required to fish for steelhead. Anglers who want the opportunity to keep wild winter steelhead must also purchase a harvest tag.

Oregon U.S. Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) reports that she has helped the House pass the Respect for Marriage Act, sending the legislation to President Joe Biden's desk to be signed into law.

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Update posted at 5:45 p.m. Dec. 6: A Harney County Judge has blocked all provisions of Ballot 114.