NORTH BEND — A night at the Liberty is always filled with glamour, stars and excitement. The next show at the Liberty will again be online. It’s the annual Masque Awards, honoring special performances by actors and showing video clips of the past season shows.

SALEM — On Friday, Aug. 7, State Representative David Brock Smith, R-Port Orford, and State Senator Dallas Heard, R-Roseburg, members of Oregon’s Southwest House and Senate District 1, condemned the orchestrated violence, arson and attempted murder of police officers in Portland and called o…

CURRY COUNTY — Curry County Public Health was notified by Curry General Hospital just after 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10, of a confirmed case of COVID-19. Public health has reached out to the subject and at this point is still trying to contact the individual, according to a press release from Cur…

Richard D. Hopkins, 75, of Coquille, died August 7, 2020 in Roseburg.  Arrangements are pending with Amling/Schroeder Funeral Service - Coquille Chapel, 541-396-3846

COQUILLE — Southwestern Oregon Preppers will hold its monthly meeting at noon, Saturday, Aug. 15, at Sturdivant Park, Highway 42S, in Coquille. 

BANDON — People have been complaining about the grounds at Bandon's U.S. Post Office on 12th Street SE uptown, but it took a group of civic-minded citizens to do something about it.

BANDON — Three positive COVID-19 cases were discovered at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort through the resort's stringent testing procedures prior to the U.S. Amateur that officially began Monday. 

CURRY COUNTY — Continued drying and increasing fire danger conditions have prompted Coos Forest Protective Association to impose a Level III (3) industrial closure in zones CS-5 and SK-2 for all lands protected by CFPA in Curry County.

COOS BAY — The Coos Bay Public Library will be offering ¡Spanglish Virtual! via Zoom. The September virtual sessions will be from 2-3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, and from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26. 

SOUTH COAST — The cool, damp weather from last week is over and warm temperatures and strong winds have prompted Coos Forest Protective Association to increase the fire danger level back to “high” effective Monday, Aug. 10.

NEWPORT — The Oregon Coast Aquarium opened its doors to visitors Monday, Aug. 10, after five months of being closed to the public.

BANDON — The word bubble isn’t often associated with golf tournaments. But at this week’s 120th U.S. Amateur at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, it’s vital, perhaps the biggest reason the resort was able to host the United States Golf Association event amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The City of Coos Bay and Oregon Department of Transportation will be striping several streets through the city on Tuesday, Aug. 11, between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Linda Rose Muldoon died peacefully on Friday, July 24, 2020 with her husband and two daughters by her side at her home in Casa Grande, Arizona.  Approaching her 82nd birthday, the proud matriarch of the family. 

SALEM — Governor Kate Brown announced Thursday, Aug. 6, that Lake County has succeeded in reducing the spread of COVID-19 sufficiently enough to be removed from the County Watch List. This brings the total number of counties on the Watch List to nine.

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

Nathalee Moss, 91, of Bandon, formerly of North Bend, passed away on August 5, 2020 in Bandon. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.

PORTLAND — COVID-19 has claimed one more life in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 339, the Oregon Health Authority reported Thursday.

CURRY COUNTY — On Aug. 6 at 5 p.m., Curry County Public Health received notification from Curry General Hospital of one confirmed cases of COVID-19. The individual has been notified and is self- isolating, monitoring symptoms at home with his significant other, according to a press release f…

SALEM — One month after announcing that state inspectors would be conducting weekend spot checks in bars, restaurants, breweries, tasting rooms and other establishments that serve alcohol to enforce state face covering and physical distancing requirements, Governor Kate Brown On Aug. 5 thank…

Robin Roberts Jenkins, formerly of Coos Bay, passed away on July 31, 2020 in Clackamas, Oregon due to Alzheimer’s disease.  Robin was born in 1942 in Monterey, CA to Alice Edsberg and David Roberts. She was raised on the Monterey Peninsula and in Venice, CA and she had a lifelong deep and ab…

SALEM — Small businesses and individuals who buy their own health insurance can now see the Oregon Division of Financial Regulation’s final rate decisions for 2021 health insurance plans. The division reviews and approves rates through a detailed and transparent process before they can be ch…

SOUTH COAST —Those looking for something close by to do outdoors can find lovely formal gardens and rugged sandstone cliffs right out their back door at Shore Acres State Park.

SOUTH COAST — The good news is that students who participate in the traditional fall sports of football, volleyball, cross country and soccer will get to have a season this coming school year. The bad news is they have to wait until next winter for that season to begin.

PORTLAND — Oregon Public Broadcasting, a member-supported  public media organization serving the Northwest, on Aug. 4 announced the launch of its new website, offering people across the region a more accessible, enhanced OPB digital experience.

CORVALLIS — A new study from Oregon State University found that 77% of low- to moderate-income American households fall below the asset poverty threshold, meaning that if their income were cut off they would not have the financial assets to maintain at least poverty-level status for three months.

COQUILLE — Those interested in serving on the Sawdust Theatre Board for the next three years are asked to contact vice president Butch Schroeder at or 541-756-4572, or secretary Susie Breuer at or 541-297-1292

NORTH BEND — “A good afternoon can turn threatening quickly,” said Jordan Long, a Lt. Junior Grade with the U.S. Coast Guard, discussing the South Coast.

SOUTH COAST — The U.S. Coast Guard is the oldest continuous seagoing service in the United States.

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SALEM — The Oregon Employment Department announced on July 31 that it has found a way to pay benefits to thousands of Oregonians who are out of work due to COVID-19 while they wait for their claim, or “Benefits While You Wait.”

CORVALLIS — A faculty-led, student-driven Oregon State University initiative that uses data science to address issues in rural communities is underway with projects ranging from the impacts of air quality on health in Lane County to regulatory impacts on economic development in eastern Oregon.

COOS BAY — Coos Bay Police officers will soon begin wearing body cameras that can record their interactions with citizens during police calls, creating a higher level of transparency and helping better record those interactions for evidence.

CURRY COUNTY — After 6 p.m. on Friday, July 31, Curry County Public Health received notification from Curry General Hospital of two verified confirmed cases of COVID-19.

COQUILLE — National Association of Counties President Gary Moore has reappointed Coos County Commissioner Melissa Cribbins to a second term as chair of NACo’s Environment, Energy and Land Use Policy Steering Committee.

COOS BAY — Every Wednesday at 4 p.m., the Citizens for Renewables stand on U.S. Highway 101 with signs protesting Jordan Cove.

COOS COUNTY — Reopening school in the fall has been a “moving target,” North Bend School District Superintendent Kevin Bogatin said.

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