COOS COUNTY — After submitting documentation to the state about entering Phase II of the state’s reopening plan last Friday, Coos County will be notified of a decision by Thursday afternoon.

COOS BAY — With June suddenly here, local organizations are preparing for what summer programs for kids look like in a COVID-19 world.

COOS COUNTY — The Oregon Dept. of Environmental quality issued five citations in Coos County this year, totaling nearly $50,000. These included two air quality violations, two water citations and an issue involving a storage tank.

NORTH BEND — When Ian Spalding fell from some rocks and went missing in the Pacific Ocean on Sunday night, his teammates and fellow students from North Bend High School flocked to the area near Sunset Bay to help search.

Melvin W. Wilson - 91, of North Bend, passed away on June 1, 2020 in North Bend. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.

NORTH BEND — In an effort to support students, North Bend High School reopened its doors on Tuesday after a tragic event over the weekend.

BANDON — Mick Peters had a pretty amazing day on Monday. Historic, even. Peters, owner of Mick's Hair Surgeons, was the first to tee off on Bandon Dunes Golf Resort's newest course, the much-anticipated Sheep Ranch. 

COQUILLE — The City of Coquille announced Friday its search for a new city council member following the resignation of Mike Layton.

Allen C. Gardner - 70, passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2020. No services are planned at this time. Arrangements under the direction Dunes Memorial Chapel. 

COOS COUNTY — After rebuilding the Coos County Sheriff’s Office staffing levels over the past 10 years, Sheriff Craig Zanni is afraid some of his efforts are unraveling.

COOS BAY — If the world is ending, that knowledge has not deterred Coos County congregations from practicing their beliefs.

COOS COUNTY — Like many other industries on the South Coast, the forestry sector is being hit hard by the impacts brought on by the ongoing, ever-evolving new coronavirus pandemic.  

CHARLESTON — Over the course of Wednesday and Thursday, nearly 100 individuals were tested for COVID-19 in Charleston. The free testing program was targeting locals who fish, work in fish processing or have other associations with fishing.

COOS BAY — Several groups are jointly suing the federal organization that authorized the Jordan Cove pipeline project.

Neva M. Demotte - 79, of Coos Bay died May 27, 2020 in Coos Bay. Services will be announced and held at a later date. Cremation rites are under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel 685 Anderson Ave. 541-267-3131. www.coosbayareafunerals.com

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