While reading my grandfather's editorial in the July 20, 1916, Western World titled "We Need A Bath House," I thought of one of the pictures in my collection, featuring a group of people frolicking on the beach in front of Face Rock (better known as Sphinx Rock in those days). The picture is…

The Urban Renewal Agency of North Bend was awarded a $60,000 Brownfields Redevelopment Fund technical assistance grant to cover environmental costs associated with purchasing the Coos County Annex Building. In August, the agency purchased the annex and two adjacent lots for $125,000, intendi…

The League of Women Voters of Coos County is making available to the public an informational interview with North Bend School District Superintendent Kevin Bogatin regarding the district’s proposed bond measure.  

Steve Munson, beloved husband and father, passed away on February 7, 2021 at the age of 93. Steve and his wife, Joanne, moved to assisted living in Idaho in 2019 to be near their son and grandsons. They lived most of their married life in the Coos Bay area. Many people knew Steve as the "Ice…

How we can take action at the state and local level to protect the health of our coast and ocean will be the subject of webinar hosted by the Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public.

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Selling a home in the Coos Bay region is that difficult for most. But if you want top dollar and an expert on what steps it takes to maximize your profit Tara Miller is ready to help.

 Since starting at Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center, Katelin Wirth has worked steadily to improve herself. She was hired in June 2016 in the material management department and moved to the accounting and finance department in April 2020.

The FBI has received several reports through its Internet Complaint Center (www.ic3.gov) of a new threat that businesses and agencies across the state of Oregon are receiving.

Joseph H. "Joe" Frazier, 78, of Myrtle Point, died October 19, 2021 in Myrtle Point.  Arrangements are pending with Amling/Schroeder Funeral Service - Myrtle Point Chapel, 541-572-2524

Curious about comics, graphic novels and manga, but don’t know where to jump in? Have you tried reading a graphic novel, but just didn’t “get” it? Do you have a loved one or friend who is really into comics, and you want to join in? The North Bend Public Library has a solution.

Alda passed on to Heaven on September 25, 2021.  Alda was born in Litchville North Dakota, grew up and lived in Puyallup most of her life.

Oregon’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.7% in September from 5.0%, as revised, in August. In September, 102,000 Oregonians were unemployed. This is a remarkable improvement from the worst labor force impacts of the COVID-19 recession when 270,000 Oregonians were jobless in April 2020.

While remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic lowered reported instances of bullying, parents fear that, for some students, going back to school will mean going back to being bullied.  

At noon on Saturday, October 30, North Bend Public Library presents “Scary Food,” a webinar by Stephanie Polizzi of the Oregon State University Extension Service.

Customer service is key to the vitality of our community. Businesses strive every day to not only meet, but exceed their customer’s expectations. Have you had an outstanding customer service experience at a local store or restaurant that made you want to tell everyone about it?

A 15-year-old who went missing was identified recently thanks to the dogged work of Coos County Sheriff's Office investigators.

A North Bend man was killed and a Coos Bay man suffered minor injuries from a two-vehicle accident Monday on Highway 42.

The Oregon Department of Forestry, in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service, recently sold 1.6 million board feet of timber in a restoration thinning project located on the Powers Ranger District in Coos County.

Louis W. Brock, 89, of Coos Bay, passed away on October 14, 2021 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, www.coosbayareafunerals.com, 541-756-0440.

Michael W. Turner, 69, of Coos Bay, passed away October 17, 2021 in Coos Bay.  A Celebration of Life open house will be held from 2:00-4:00 pm Saturday, October 23, 2021 at Nelson’s Bay Area Mortuary.  Cremation Rites under the direction of Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary, 405 Elrod Ave., Coos Ba…

A month after North Bend city Councilor Susanna Noordhoff filed a lawsuit against the city, the city answered the suit in court filings.

One week after they retired after they retired as the top officials in the North Bend Police Department, former Chief Robert Kappelman and former Capt. Curt Bennett explained the reason for their quick departure.

The Coos Bay Downtown Association announced after a year hiatus it is bringing back the Halloween Trick or Treat in downtown Coos Bay. Downtown businesses will be opening their doors to welcome little ghosts and ghouls to trick or treat on Friday, October 29, from 3 to 5 p.m. in downtown Coos Bay.

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While reading my grandfather's editorial in the July 20, 1916, Western World titled "We Need A Bath House," I thought of one of the pictures in my collection, featuring a group of people frolicking on the beach in front of Face Rock (better known as Sphinx Rock in those days). The picture is…

The Urban Renewal Agency of North Bend was awarded a $60,000 Brownfields Redevelopment Fund technical assistance grant to cover environmental costs associated with purchasing the Coos County Annex Building. In August, the agency purchased the annex and two adjacent lots for $125,000, intendi…

The League of Women Voters of Coos County is making available to the public an informational interview with North Bend School District Superintendent Kevin Bogatin regarding the district’s proposed bond measure.  

Steve Munson, beloved husband and father, passed away on February 7, 2021 at the age of 93. Steve and his wife, Joanne, moved to assisted living in Idaho in 2019 to be near their son and grandsons. They lived most of their married life in the Coos Bay area. Many people knew Steve as the "Ice…

How we can take action at the state and local level to protect the health of our coast and ocean will be the subject of webinar hosted by the Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public.

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The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) announce the opening of another section of the coast for all razor clam harvesting. Razor clamming is now open from Tillamook Head (south of Seaside) to the California border.

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It is first time Oregon’s unemployment rate dropped below 5% since March 2020, when the rate was 3.6%. Oregon’s unemployment rate was below 5% in only two other periods since 1976 when comparable records began.

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From the extreme job losses in March and April 2020 to the strong job growth of 2021, Oregon’s economy has rapidly changed over the past 17 months.

The Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition is celebrating its 50th anniversary year with a series of online talks from far-flung experts, addressing the coming challenges of the next 50 years.

The Washington State Department of Agriculture, Oregon Department of Agriculture and USDA’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service found the first Asian giant hornet nest of 2021. The nest was in a rural area east of Blaine, Wash., about one-quarter mile from where a resident reported a sigh…

Enjoy lawn games from the Library of Things from the Coos Bay Public Library on  Wednesday, August 25 from 1-3 p.m. at Mingus Park and Friday, August 27, from 1-3 p.m. at Sunset Middle School playfields. Ring toss, corn hole, croquet and other lawn games will be available for play. Although …

The Oregon Coast Visitors Association will be hosting its annual People’s Coast Summit in Coos Bay on October 12 and 13 with a traditional Salmon Bake dinner at the Mill Casino on October 11. The conference was slated to be held in Coos Bay in 2020 but was cancelled due to COVID-19. After 18…

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Oregon Fish and Wildlife officials released a draft conservation plan that aims to protect endangered whales and sea turtles from entanglement in Oregon’s commercial Dungeness crab fishery. In recent years, whales and sea turtles have increasingly become entangled in fishing gear in Pacific …

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Fire officials discussed Oregon’s ongoing wildfire season, fire prevention and preparedness in a briefing Thursday. Leaders expressed concern of fire danger in relation to the high temperatures and drought conditions throughout the state.

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Come together with thousands of Oregonians on Saturday, Sept. 25, for SOLVE’s Beach & Riverside Cleanup, in partnership with the Oregon Lottery. Volunteer registration is now live and all Oregonians, from Astoria to Brookings, Pendleton to Sunriver, are encouraged to sign up for this sta…

NORTH BEND - The North Bend City Council discussed implementing an ordinance that would allow the homeless to camping limited portions of the city.