Thelma May Fairchild, 92, of Coos Bay, passed away on January 15, 2021 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.

NORTH BEND — Finding and securing long-term revenue sources and determining the future of the city’s pool were among the highest-rated priorities of the North Bend City Council during a goal-setting session this week.

One year ago, Gov. Kate Brown established an incident management team to prepare the state against COVID-19, and today she delivered her 2021 State of the State address reflecting on the past year defined by the pandemic and looking ahead to the future.

The annual Chamber of Commerce Awards banquet was set for Saturday, January 30. With the COVID-19 restrictions on business and community operations, an actual gathering could not happen by the end of the month. So, we have rescheduled the event for March 27.

I love this old picture of the Coquille River Lighthouse, which was built in 1895 and still stands today. But there was a move afoot in 1911 to have it relocated.

On the heels of learning that Oregon will not be receiving the shipment of vaccines from the federal reserve it had expected, state plans to vaccinate school staff and seniors ages 65 and older have changed.

Coos County had its 15th death linked to COVID-19 over the weekend and the state also reached another grim milestone with its 1,800th death related to the pandemic on Sunday.

The U.S. Treasury has begun issuing its second round of stimulus payments. People who do not receive a direct deposit by early January should look for either a check from IRS or Economic Impact Payment (EIP) debit card in the mail. People will not necessarily be paid the same way they receiv…

Coos County saw a new influx of COVID-19 vaccines this week as Bay Area Hospital received another 1,300 doses, bringing its total number of doses to 2,500. About 1,400 in the county had been vaccinated county-wide by Tuesday.

This week, the South Coast saw its last in a series of king tide events projected to take place this winter. The events are marked by unusually high tides and caused by the moon's proximity to the earth.

While Oregon hasn’t seen an overly high number of new COVID-19 cases the past few days, the state did see two very high totals of deaths linked to the coronavirus, as well as another death in Curry County.

Last week we talked about how you can make a difference in our local business climate by working on one of your chamber’s teams. We didn’t get through all the opportunities at that time, so let me introduce you to more of them.

Boxcar Hill Campground held its annual raffle/fundraiser over Thanksgiving weekend, generating $2,500 for Operation Rebuild Hope.

It’s been more than 30 years since I became an Eagle Scout, but I seem to recall making a pledge at my ceremony to give back to Scouting what it had given me.

More than $3.1 million is available for natural resource projects across western Oregon, and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking proposals that provide community-based solutions to pressing public lands challenges, such as wildland fire prevention, trash clean-up, watershed restor…

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Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is accepting public comments on a draft Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan that will guide the agency in removing physical barriers to park access over the next 25 years.

Coos County residents will see stronger virus restrictions once again starting Friday, state health officials announced Monday.

Ernest D. Warren, 74, of Bandon, died January 8, 2021 in Bandon. Arrangements are under the direction of Amling Schroeder Funeral Service, Bandon.

Some residents of North Bend are getting an unexpected surprise in the mail this week – a check from the city.

Two of the state’s top priorities are to ramp up vaccinations in Oregon and get children back into classrooms, Gov. Kate Brown announced Friday.

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden recently announced he will have his first live on-line town halls of 2021 this week hosted by Town Hall Project for residents of Coos, Curry, Gilliam, Grant, Lane, Sherman, Washington and Wheeler counties.

After chaos erupted at the nation’s capital Wednesday when Congress was trying to confirm the Electoral College victory of President-Elect Joe Biden, Oregon lawmakers are pointing the blame squarely at Pres. Donald Trump.

COOS BAY —Last February, the Coos History Museum sponsored a soil collection event on Front Street during a reconciliation ceremony surrounding the 1902 lynching of Alonzo Tucker. Now the museum and a task force of volunteers from around the state are planning a lasting memorial.

Coos County commissioners weren’t wild about the idea of cutting a hole in the fence at county park during a work session Tuesday, but they were open to finding ways to increase visitors to Lakeside.

A Bandon photographer is featured on the back of the 2021-2022 Oregon Blue Book, the secretary of state announced on Dec. 31.

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