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BANDON — The Southern Coos Health Foundation, Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center and the community celebrate the ninth Community Light, Anthony Zunino owner of Freedom Graphics and president of the Bandon Chamber of Commerce.

CORVALLIS — A faculty-led, student-driven Oregon State University initiative that uses data science to address issues in rural communities is underway with projects ranging from the impacts of air quality on health in Lane County to regulatory impacts on economic development in eastern Oregon.

COOS BAY — Coos Bay Police officers will soon begin wearing body cameras that can record their interactions with citizens during police calls, creating a higher level of transparency and helping better record those interactions for evidence.

BANDON — The Port of Bandon will hold its annual Marine Swap Meet from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, on the boardwalk.

BANDON — Rich Stefiuk has moved atop the season-long Crossings Cup standings at Bandon Crossings Golf Course with only a few weeks to go before the match play tournament that will determine this year’s champion.

COOS BAY — Braden Fugate of Bandon got his first win of the season in the competitive America’s Mattress Super Late Models division at Coos Bay Speedway on Saturday night, beating fellow Bandon racer Brody Montgomery in the main event.

CURRY COUNTY — After 6 p.m. on Friday, July 31, Curry County Public Health received notification from Curry General Hospital of two verified confirmed cases of COVID-19.

COQUILLE — National Association of Counties President Gary Moore has reappointed Coos County Commissioner Melissa Cribbins to a second term as chair of NACo’s Environment, Energy and Land Use Policy Steering Committee.

SOUTH COAST — Bear hunting season started Aug. 1. Coos Forest Protective Association urges hunters and other forest users to know the access and fire restrictions for the area they plan to use before heading to the woods. There is a regulated use closure in effect across the CFPA protection …

COOS BAY — Every Wednesday at 4 p.m., the Citizens for Renewables stand on U.S. Highway 101 with signs protesting Jordan Cove.

COOS COUNTY — Reopening school in the fall has been a “moving target,” North Bend School District Superintendent Kevin Bogatin said.

Anna Marie Wilson, age 89, of Corvallis, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2020 at Brookdale Assisted Living in Albany. Arrangements are pending. Please share your thoughts and memories for the family at

COOS BAY — NW Natural will be conducting work in Coos Bay next week and anticipates traffic impacts in the nearby area at the intersection of U.S. Highway 101 and Johnson Street, Coos Bay

Have you ever wondered what a city councilor really does? Did you know that Coos County is Oregon’s leading producer of cranberries? Were you aware of the many opportunities for good live theater and music productions in our area? The answers to these and many other questions can be found in…

Jeannie L. Ring, 68, of Coos Bay passed away July 22, 2020 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel, 685 Anderson Ave. 541-267-3131.

A Celebration of Life for Jill Fredrickson Hicks will be held Saturday, August 8, 2020, 1:00 pm at Shore Acres State Park, Coos Bay.

OREGON — On July 23, The Oregon Health Authority announced the launch of a new program to fund work by Community Based Organizations to help respond to COVID-19 in culturally and linguistically responsive ways in communities across the state.

COOS BAY — The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay is in the final weeks of construction of the Charleston Ice Plant rebuild project, which is scheduled to reopen in August.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., Chair of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, on July 21 sent a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urging the preparation of emergency contingency plans at the Port of Gold Beach, which has been threatened by severe shoaling.

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 — The first “Nature Guide Journal” ran in the July 13, 2000, edition of The World — two decades ago. The topic: “upwelling,” the process through which our north summer winds drive surface seawater off shore and colder water from the depths wells up to take its place.

When I first ran for City Council, many years ago, I was looking for a way to convey the commitment and energy I thought a councilor should have.

The steering committee for the 28th Annual Umpqua Fishery Enhancement Derby recently announced projects funded by the derby for this year, including two for the Gardiner-Reedsport-Winchester Bay STEP program.

A celebration of life for Benjimen Howard Sams, 93, of North Bend, formerly of Coos Bay, will be held at noon, Sunday, July 26 at the Bastendorff Beach County Park (the kiosk). All those who knew Benjimen are invited to attend and share a story about him. Cremation rites were held at Ocean V…

Donna M. Baker, 75, of Lakeside, passed away on July 18, 2020 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.

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