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…

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.

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.

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.

COOS COUNTY — A total of four county residents have died with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, health officials are reporting.

COOS BAY — Church leaders are looking to rebuild after a fire caused around $150,000 in damage to the Seventh-day Adventist church over the weekend.

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.

Charles F. Polston, 86, of Coos Bay, passed away on November 21, 2020 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131.

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.

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 20 more deaths and 1,189 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday.

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.

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.

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 …

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