I made my first Winogradsky column in 2006, and five years later I adopted a column I made with the first, but had given away. They’re among my favorite “nature things” in my office. I checked on them again recently to see how they were doing: The seals on the tops had leaked since I had las…
North Bend Public Library has been selected as one of 200 libraries to participate in Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries, an American Library Association (ALA) initiative that helps library workers better serve their small and rural communities.
Tristen Davison started his scouting journey by joining the Cub Scouts program as a 6-year-old in 2008. In the cub program, he worked up to a webelo scout and earned the Arrow of Light award, the highest rank and award in the Cub Scout program.
A new paper published in Nature Sustainability, “Identifying Management Actions that Promote Sustainable Fisheries,” demonstrates that rigorous management practices have helped rebuild depleted fish stocks worldwide and underscores the fact that greater investment in fisheries management gen…
BANDON — After a year in Bandon when she helped the Tigers’ girls basketball team match the best finish in school history, Duda Reolon headed home to Brazil over the weekend.
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 Tuesday, Superintendent Bryan Trendell announced the Coos Bay School District will join the other 196 school districts throughout Oregon to celebrate January as “School Board Appreciation Month.”
Freshwater creeks leading to Sunset Bay are the source of fecal bacteria contamination in the bay, according to a new report from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.
COOS BAY — After the hugely successful Operation: Holiday Gift Card restaurant gift card blitz held in December, organizers are planning Round 2 for January.
The South Coast had another day with few new reported cases of COVID-19 in Monday’s report from the Oregon Health Authority.
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…
A year after a global coalition of more than 11,000 scientists declared a climate emergency, Oregon State University researchers who initiated the declaration released an update recently that points to a handful of hopeful signs, but shares continued alarm regarding an overall lack of progre…
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.
State officials are mounting tight security and heavy law enforcement presence in Salem in preparation for the beginning of the 2021 Oregon Legislative session Monday and President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration Jan. 20 in Washington, D.C.
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.
Oregon’s COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee met for the first time last week to discuss how critical workers and population will be prioritized in the state’s vaccine rollout.
The Coos Bay-North Bend Water Board will continue routine maintenance flushing of water lines in the distribution system of Coos Bay next week, starting Tuesday, Jan. 19.
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.
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…
The Oregon Department of Human Services will continue to offer increased food benefits in January 2021, to help Oregonians struggling because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Big game and turkey hunters should report their tags online or at a license sale agent to avoid long phone queues. The deadline to report most tags and avoid any penalties is 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31.
The Coos Bay School District Board of Directors is seeking “letters of interest” to participate on its Budget Committee, Position #6 and #7, for terms expiring June 30, 2023.
Following updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Governor Kate Brown announced that Oregon will be expanding COVID-19 vaccination to include all individuals age 65 and older.
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.
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) will accept new reservations from one day to six months beginning Jan. 14. The change is the latest step in managing future reservations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.