Jerry A. McDonald, 83, of Port Orford died November 28, 2020 in Coos Bay. Services will be announced and held at a later date. Cremation rites will be held at Ocean View Memory Gardens Crematory, Coos Bay under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel. 541-267-3131. www.coosbayareafunerals.com
PORTLAND — COVID 19 has claimed 30 more lives in Oregon as the state went over both the 1,000-mark in deaths and 80,000-mark in cases since the start of the pandemic, the Oregon Health Authority reported Friday.
BANDON — Sheep Ranch, the newest edition to Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, received another national media honor when Golf Digest named it the top new golf course of 2020.
The first picture I am sharing this week is the new Bandon Theatre, built shortly after the Bandon Fire of 1936 by Dick Fisk, who owned other theaters up and down the coast, including one in Gold Beach. Two movies playing the day this picture was taken, probably sometime in the late 1930s, w…
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development invested a record $542.6 million in 2020 to help more than 2,225 low-income rural Oregonians purchase, build, or repair their homes, announced State Director John Huffman.
PORTLAND — Oregon is nearing both 80,000 cases and 1,000 deaths in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic after 21 deaths and 1,151 new cases were reported Thursday by the Oregon Health Authority.
COQUILLE — Several schools and classrooms in the Coquille School District will move to online learning after possible exposure to COVID-19, the district announced Wednesday.
The Oregon Department of Human Services will issue emergency supplemental allotments to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients on Dec. 11.
PORTLAND — The state had another high death total in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic Wednesday when the Oregon Health Authority reported 18 more deaths statewide.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is proposing to close the Shutter Creek Correctional Institute near North Bend next winter in her new budget proposal.
Gov. Kate Brown released her recommended budget and policy agenda for the 2021-23 biennium Tuesday, which focuses on addressing and ending systemic racial disparities, responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and rebuilding communities affected by the wildfires.
PORTLAND — Oregon had a new single-day high in reported deaths from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic when the Oregon Health Authority announced 24 new deaths Tuesday.
Oregon State University (OSU) is teaming up with the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) to test a smartphone-based system that notifies users about possible exposure to COVID-19.
The Oregon Employment Department announced Wednesday, Nov. 25, a reduction in extended benefits as a result of Oregon's falling unemployment rate. Following a federal determination, Extended Benefits (EB) will be reduced from up to 20 weeks of benefits to up to 13 weeks, beginning Dec. 13.
Alan V. Heyer, 55, of Coos Bay died November 20, 2020 in Coos Bay. Services will be announced and held at a later date. Cremation rites have been held at Ocean View Memory Gardens Crematory with inurnmnent at Sunset Memorial Park, Coos Bay under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel 541-267-3131.…
A memorial service for Phyllis M. Turnbaugh, 78, of Medford who died November 23, 2020 in Coquille will be held Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 2:00 PM at the Coquille Foursquare Church 1546 Hemlock Street under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel 685 Anderson Ave. 541-267-3131. www.coosbaychapel…
Oregon crossed the 75,000-mark in total COVID-19 cases on Monday when the Oregon Health Authority reported 1,314 new confirmed and presumptive cases, as well as seven more deaths.
Oregon had more than 3,200 additional cases of COVID-19 reported over the weekend, as well as 20 new deaths, raising the state’s death toll over 900.
The annual Chamber of Commerce Awards banquet is set for Saturday, January 30th. 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 year, we have a variety of awards and recogni…
The Oregon Coast Cullinary Institute is planning a series of online Cooking Classes for the Community, starting with a class termed Blissful Brunch on Saturday, Dec. 5.
New county-by-county restrictions to combat the spread of COVID-19 were announced Wednesday, Nov. 25. The restrictions asses each county’s risk level based on its case rate and test positivity rate over a two-week period and will go into effect following the end of the two-week freeze next week.
The Oregon Employment Department has begun paying the ‘waiting week’ for eligible Oregonians who received regular unemployment insurance (UI) benefits since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Though Thanksgiving may look different for many Oregonians this year, State Fire Marshal Mariana-Ruiz-Temple is asking residents to put cooking fire safety on their to-do list for the holiday.
With COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations at an all-time high for the pandemic, Governor Kate Brown today urged Oregonians to remember that the entire state is under a Two-Week Freeze, and to keep their Thanksgiving gatherings small and use precautions to protect themselves and loved ones fr…
PORTLAND — The Oregon Health Authority reported a new daily high in COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic when it added 21 names to the state’s death toll Tuesday.
The daughters of Linda Short share her passing on November 20, 2020 in Roseburg. Linda was born in Portland, Oregon to Raymond and Doris McCrea Schwartz. She shared her childhood with brother, James Schwartz, who continues to lives in Portland with his wife Linda.
COOS BAY — After the dust has settled from COVID-19 online learning, the Coos Bay School District has more changes in store for Madison Elementary School students.
Fred L. Harris, 74, of Coos Bay, passed away November 13, 2020 in Coos Bay. Cremation Rites under the direction of Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary, 405 Elrod Ave., Coos Bay, Oregon 541/267-4216
PORTLAND — Oregon reported six more deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as an additional 1,174 new confirmed and presumptive cases as of 12:01 a.m. Monday.
NORTH BEND — An unclear provision of the North Bend City Code and its implications for the Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas pipeline will be the focus of a public hearing Tuesday.
With the county's COVID-19 case numbers going in the "wrong direction," local health officials are encouraging residents to limit the size and makeup of their Thanksgiving gatherings.
PORTLAND — Oregon topped 1,500 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 both Saturday and Sunday, setting new one-day records each day, the Oregon Health Authority reported.
POWERS — A former police chief for the city of Powers filed a lawsuit last week alleging his 2019 termination was improper.
Small shifts in ocean temperature can have significant effects on the eating habits of blackfin tuna during the larval stage of development, when finding food and growing quickly are critical to long-term survival, a new study from Oregon State University researchers has found.
The Unlimited Book Club will meet on Zoom at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10. Unlimited is a joint venture of Coos History Museum, Coos Bay Public Library and North Bend Public Library. It was formed to encourage awareness and foster community discussions on equity, diversity and inclusion through …