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Oregon Shores is launching its first ever coastwide bioblitz—The CoastWatch Fall Challenge. This challenge is an Oregon coast community science effort to motivate the public to learn about the coast's animals, plants, and algae through October 2. From the Winchuck River in Curry County on th…

Virtuoso cellist, composer and arranger from Cork, Ireland, Ilse de Ziah, will be performing in Coos Bay for the first time on Thursday, September 29. Sponsored by the Coastal Celtic Society, the concert begins at 7 p.m. at The Black Market Gourmet, 495 Central Avenue, Coos Bay. Tickets are …

You may have noticed prices at local gasoline stations increased significantly over the past weekend. In some areas, the prices rose between 25 cents to 50 cents per gallon.

On Wednesday, September 28th, the City of Coos Bay’s Water Quality Collections crew will be repairing the sanitary sewer main in the 700 block of Hemlock Avenue.

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.

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.

Douglas "Doug" L. Williams II, 61, of North Bend, passed away on September 20, 2022 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, www.coosbayareafunerals.com, 541-756-0440.

On September 24, 2022 at approximately 14:40 hours, Florence Police received a report of a motorcycle vs. RV traffic crash at the intersection of Highway 126 and Quince St. in Florence. Florence PD, Western Lane Fire & EMS Authority, and units from Oregon State Police responded to the in…

Donna Mason was recognized by the Greater Bandon Association as Bandon’s Volunteer of the Month at the September 12 meeting of Bandon’s City Council. GBA presents this award to one of the many outstanding individuals that contribute to making Bandon a better community to live in. Donna was p…

Jim Howard, a candidate running to represent Oregon’s 4th Congressional District in the Nov. 8 general election, appeared at the Chetco Library in Brookings on Tuesday, Sept. 20 for a stop on his campaign trail.

Southwestern Oregon Community College athletics is bringing back Hoop Group basketball camp for kindergarten through 8th grade students this fall 2022. Hoop Group is taught by current 2022-23 men’s and women’s coaches and players and designed to prepare local youth for the upcoming basketbal…

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will conduct an eight-hour boating safety education course on Saturday, October 15, in Coos Bay. The course covers the basics of boating safety, required equipment, rules of the road and Oregon boating laws. A test at the end of the course will qualify boaters fo…

Prolific singer-songwriter, Ace Arlo (born Mark Madden), of Bandon, has just released his third album since 2020, World-class Bluegrass, on September 14. Ace may be best known locally for composing the Bandon Well & Pump Jingle "Call The Well Guy."

Douglas County Commissioners Tim Freeman, Chris Boice, and Tom Kress along with the Douglas County Parks Department recently announce a 3,400 square-foot commercial retail building being constructed on the grounds of Umpqua Dunes County Park & Campground in Winchester Bay has been leased…

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.

Come play with Bandon Playhouse in our first post-pandemic production! Performers and crew are wanted for the Bandon Playhouse production “By-the-Sea Variety,” featuring “Folly of the Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter.” Auditions are Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 27 and 28, starting at 6 p.m. at t…

Film lovers in Coos Bay will join over 100,000 film enthusiasts around the world during the week of Sept 22 - Oct 2 when the 25th annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival screens at the Egyptian Theatre on Friday, September 23, at 7 p.m., Saturday, September 24, at 7 p.m., Friday September 30, a…

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.

Thousands of spectators crammed downtown Coos Bay on Saturday to watch the Bay Area Fun Festival Parade. After being shut down for two years due to COVID, the crowd was eager for some fun, and the parade did not disappoint. 

Hundreds of people turned out to check out vintage vehicles during the annual Cruise the Coos car show at The Mill Casino on Saturday. While most of the guests came to see the classic cars, like this 1928 Model A Tub, an English mastiff named Tub also got a lot of attention. Another popular …

To give back to the places it calls home, First Interstate Bank, a community bank with more than 300 branches across 14 states, held its fifth annual Volunteer Day on Wednesday, Sept. 14. First Interstate locations closed that day at noon, giving its employees paid time to volunteer through …

People are just fascinated by records. Who can run the fastest or jump the farthest, who can win the most times, who’s the oldest or youngest to achieve a particular endeavor. One recent example was Serena Williams playing in her record 25th U.S. open. The last match is worth watching.  

The League of Women Voters of Coos County will meet on Saturday, September 24, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the North Bend City Council Chambers, 835 California Ave., North Bend. DeDe Murphy, Coos County Clerk, will be the guest of the League and will discuss election procedures and the securi…

Jessica has been a great mayor of North Bend during the most challenging of times and is the best choice for the city moving forward. She has collaborated continuously with the NB community and businesses as well as our ambassador with our neighbor Coos Bay and communities throughout the state. 

Just more than a year after the North Bend Police Officers Association wrote a letter signifying no confidence in City Administrator David Milliron and disappointment in the city council, the union voted unanimously to endorse incumbent Mayor Jessica Engelke in the mayor's race for the city.

At 1 p.m. on Friday, October 21, the Coos Bay Public Library is teaming up with Terry Plotz, Department of Geology and Mineral Industries earthquake and tsunami preparedness educator, to offer an online workshop on emergency preparedness.

An Evening with Hannah & Nathan will feature Hannah (Kintner) Kahler and her husband Nathan Kahler, favorites on the Southern Oregon Coast. The duo will perform a benefit show starting at 7 p.m. Saturday, October 8, at the Liberty Theatre, 2100 Sherman Ave. in North Bend.

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Oregon State University researchers are partnering with the Edward C. Allworth Veterans’ Home in Lebanon, Oregon, on a federally funded project to see if robots can improve residents’ health and wellness by engaging them in physical and mental exercise.

Morgan Gardner, 60, of Bandon, died September 14, 2022 in Portland. Arrangements are under the direction of Amling Schroeder Funeral Service, Bandon.

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Oregon Shores is launching its first ever coastwide bioblitz—The CoastWatch Fall Challenge. This challenge is an Oregon coast community science effort to motivate the public to learn about the coast's animals, plants, and algae through October 2. From the Winchuck River in Curry County on th…

Virtuoso cellist, composer and arranger from Cork, Ireland, Ilse de Ziah, will be performing in Coos Bay for the first time on Thursday, September 29. Sponsored by the Coastal Celtic Society, the concert begins at 7 p.m. at The Black Market Gourmet, 495 Central Avenue, Coos Bay. Tickets are …

You may have noticed prices at local gasoline stations increased significantly over the past weekend. In some areas, the prices rose between 25 cents to 50 cents per gallon.

On Wednesday, September 28th, the City of Coos Bay’s Water Quality Collections crew will be repairing the sanitary sewer main in the 700 block of Hemlock Avenue.

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One time, Ronny Calhoun found three gold teeth from the late 1700s. Another time, a Chinese coin dated in the late 1600s. His wife, Tiffany, once found a Civil War suspender clip and musket ball from the 1700s.

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A new report finds the semiconductor industry expansion presents Oregon with an 'extraordinary opportunity' to intentionally create jobs and investment the state needs to emerge from the pandemic with a stronger, more deliberately equitable economy.

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Independent gubernatorial candidate Betsy Johnson and her supporters have delivered 48,214 signatures to the Oregon Secretary of State’s office in an effort to qualify her for the November General Election.

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As monkeypox cases continue to climb in Oregon, the state is working to control the outbreak before it becomes a statewide pandemic.

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Understanding how your take home pay compares with others in your field, or someone in a different career, is vitally important. It can inform you about how your work is being valued, and whether you may want to pursue more lucrative career options in the future.

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An injured Guadalupe fur seal is on the road to recovery thanks to the collaborative efforts of the Oregon Coast Aquarium (OCAq), the Marine Mammal Stranding Network (MMSN), and SeaLife Response, Rehabilitation, and Research (SR³).