PORTLAND — Over the weekend, COVID-19 claimed six more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 215, the Oregon Health Authority reported Sunday. Two of those deaths occurred Sunday and four of them occurred Saturday.

NORTH BEND — As citizens braced for no police coverage from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. starting Tuesday night, the City of North Bend announced a continuation of 24-hour police coverage.

Often you have heard me say that the Chamber’s strength comes from utilizing the vast collective experiences and energy of our diverse membership of over 530 businesses.

SOUTH COAST — The National Weather Service has issued a beach hazards statement warning of an elevated threat of dangerous sneaker waves expected over the Fourth of July weekend.

COOS BAY — The Star of Hope Activity Center, Inc., has been awarded a grant from United Way of Southwestern Oregon in the amount of $1,000 from the Nonprofit Organization Emergency Fund.

OREGON — The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department’s All-Terrain Vehicle Highway Access Routes Advisory Committee will meet via conference call from 10 a.m.-noon July 7 to discuss the proposed ATV access route designation for a segment of Spinreel Road, located west of Lakeside.

PORTLAND — What’s cuter than a red panda? How about a baby red panda? Fluffy 4-year-old Mei Mei has given birth to a cub at the Oregon Zoo. 

COOS COUNTY — As the governor’s guidance to wear masks in public spaces goes into effect, Coos Health and Wellness talks about what that means for the county.

SOUTH COAST — Residents and visitors alike are probably wondering what's happening this Fourth of July weekend and for the remaining of the summer along the South Coast with the current COVID-19 restrictions. Here's an update:

HAUSER — Two men were injured and another cited for DUII after a two-vehicle ATV accident on the dunes Monday.

BANDON — After 35 years, Bandon Mercantile Company's owners Ed and Beth Wood will close the doors of its popular store later this summer.

OREGON — People are tired of being cooped up at home and are eager to get out and enjoy the beautiful Oregon summer. However, Oregon's phased reopening is not a return to business as usual. Physical distancing, wearing face covering, and frequent hand washing are still a regular part of life.

SALEM — The Oregon Department of Revenue is reminding taxpayers that July 15 is the deadline for filing a tax return and paying tax due. Oregon extended the deadline when the IRS extended the deadline to file and pay federal taxes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

BANDON — Bandon Rotary and the Bandon First Presbyterian Church are hoping to make a difference in a few local children's lives. Rotary has donated $1,000 and Bandon First Presbyterian has donated $500 to help meet the needs of foster children and foster families in the Bandon area.

PORTLAND — COVID-19 has claimed two more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 204, the Oregon Health Authority reported Monday.Oregon Health Authority reported 146 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. Monday, bringing the state total to 8,485.A presu…

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