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It’s been over a month since our last column. Have we learned anything about containing the virus yet? I’d like to think that we have. Still, memories tend to be short, and 40,000 new cases daily would suggest that we forget quickly. How did the Labor Day weekend go? Well, if the other two h…
Doris Lorene Murray, 87, of Coos Bay passed away April 4, 2020 in Coos Bay. An urnside service will be held at 1:30 pm, Friday, September 25 at Sunset Memorial Park, 63060 Millington Frontage Road in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131 www.coosbayareafu…
OREGON COAST — The Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announce the closure of the South Coast beaches for recreational mussel harvesting. Recent mussel results indicate the marine biotoxin paralytic shellfish poison has exceeded the closure limit.…
COOS BAY — Southwestern Oregon Community College welcomes Dr. Jason Hafner from Rice University in Houston, Texas to present at the first lecture of the college's 2020-21 Physics and Astronomy Virtual Lecture series. Dr. Hafner is a physics, astronomy and chemistry professor who will discuss…
SOUTH COAST — The Unlimited Book Club will meet on Zoom at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8. The Unlimited Book Club is a joint venture of the Coos History Museum, the Coos Bay Library and the North Bend Library. The club formed to encourage awareness and foster community discussions on equity, diver…
PORTLAND — The state’s death toll from COVID-19 is unchanged from Wednesday and remains at 521, but the state has crossed the 30,000 mark in total cases, the Oregon Health Authority reported Thursday.
COOS BAY — The Coos Bay Public Library will be offering ¡Spanglish Virtual! via Zoom (virtual meeting software). Starting in October, the group will meet twice a month on every first Wednesday at 12 p.m. and every third Saturday 10:30 a.m.
COOS BAY — The Coos Bay Public Library, in partnership with Coos Head Food Co-op, will co-host Community Cooking with the Co-op starring Jamar. The next event will be held via Zoom at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, then every fourth Thursday at 5:30 p.m. also via Zoom.
COOS BAY — Annie Pollard, co-owner and head brewer of 7 Devils Brewing Co., approached the City of Coos Bay with the idea of placing a lending library cabinet in Mingus Park.
COOS BAY — In partnership with Southwestern Oregon Community College, Coos Bay Fire Department officials feel they are fortunate to have a resident intern firefighter program. The program allows college students pursuing a career in firefighting or emergency medical services the opportunity …
COOS BAY — The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay received its certificate of occupancy on Thursday, Sept. 10 and confirmation that the new Charleton Ice Plant was ready to open. The facility began serving customers on Saturday, Sept. 12.
As I mentioned last week, every year, about this time, I conduct a one-on-one conversation with each of the 21 members of the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Board. The purpose is to get their sense of where the organization is at and where it’s headed. I shared some of those insights with you …
SOUTH COAST — Estuaries protect communities from flooding, provide habitat for wildlife and offer abundant recreational opportunities. The South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve invites the public to join them in celebrating these national treasures located right in our own backyard.
COOS BAY — The Coos Bay City Council on Tuesday unanimously agreed to a resolution defining who is considered a member of the "news media" when it comes to Oregon's unique executive session law.
BANDON — Bandon Police Department conducted a Pedestrian Enforcement at U.S. Highway 101 and Ninth Street SW on Wednesday, Sept. 16, which resulted in the following citations being issued:
BANDON — The Bandon School District is working with the Bandon Police Department to determine the owner and/or driver of a big yellow box truck that was parked outside Ocean Crest Elementary School earlier today. A photo of the bus was also shared on Facebook.
SOUTH COAST — Parts of the Coos County Forest and Siuslaw National Forest reopened Friday, according to information from the National Forest Service and Coos County Board of Commissioners.
SOUTH COAST — The last week of September is Banned Books Week, and what better way to celebrate than with a Blackout Poetry Contest? And yes, there will be prizes!
COOS BAY — About $10,000 worth of stolen construction equipment from the Coos Bay Village project has been recovered, according to a release from the Coos Bay Police Department.
NORTH BEND — Beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 22, the City of North Bend’s contractor, Knife River Materials, will be closing Chester Street between Newmark and O’Connell streets to replace the pavement.
“Today, we embark on a process to build an Oregon that we can all love. An Oregon where we can all be loved and respected.”
SALEM — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has announced a new program to provide masks and gloves to small business in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor, in partnership with the Oregon Legislature’s Emergency Board, allocated $10 million from the federal CARES Act funding for the purchas…
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, along with U.S. Representatives Peter DeFazio, Earl Blumenauer, Greg Walden, Kurt Schrader, and Suzanne Bonamici, announced Wednesday that U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar has granted the delegation’s req…
PORTLAND — Oregon Health Authority's Weekly COVID-19 Report on Wednesday showed that new cases in Oregon have continued to decline as 1,294 cases were recorded from Sept. 7-13 — down 12% from last week’s tally of 1,477.
SOUTH COAST — The Bureau of Land Management Coos Bay District extended a closure order for a number of recreation sites do to fire risk Wednesday, according to a release from the agency.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio led Oregon’s bipartisan Congressional delegation, including U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, and Representatives Earl Blumenauer, Greg Walden, Kurt Schrader, and Suzanne Bonamici in urging rapid approval of Oregon Governor Kate …
COOS BAY — A private investigator told the Coos Bay City Council Tuesday night that allegations of misconduct by police officers at an August protest were unfounded, and that any misconduct that may have occurred would have been justified.
MARION COUNTY — On Sept. 7, multiple fires along Highway 22 swept through the Fishermen’s Bend Recreation Site, destroying much of the popular Bureau of Land Management -managed campground.
COOS BAY — On Tuesday, Sept. 22, The League of Women Voters of Coos County will register voters at the Coos Bay Public Library as part of a massive nationwide effort to register new voters or re-register voters who need to edit their voter information. League members will be outside the Coos…
YREKA, CALIF. — A new wildfire was detected Sept. 14 in the Trinity Alps Wilderness about 6 miles southwest of Callahan, Calif., according to the U.S. Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region, Klamath National Forest.
SALEM — After a week of firefighting efforts across the state of Oregon, Governor Kate Brown said Oregonians have been pushed to their limits.
Oregonians from across the state are evacuating to avoid hundreds of thousands of acres of wildfires and record-breaking poor air quality. While the South Coast hasn't been as hard-hit by fires as other areas, organizations and individuals are collecting and offering support for neighbors in…
OREGON — In response to the catastrophic loss of homes, businesses and livelihoods for many Oregonians, Rotary has established a Fire Relief Fund to help victims of the fires rebuild their lives. Oregon communities that have been severely devastated, if not eliminated, in the wake of these u…
BANDON — The North Bank Road fire at mile marker 8 is still holding. The fire is 70% contained, according to an update from the Coos Forest Protective Association on Tuesday morning.
On Sept. 18, Burgerville celebrated National Cheeseburger Day. Traditionally, the popular hamburger restaurant celebrates National Cheeseburger Day by serving thousands of $1 Original Cheeseburgers to customers.
NORTH BEND — The Liberty Theatre, home of Little Theatre on the Bay, along with Restaurant O are partnering to bring entertainment and a discounted three-course pre-theater meal for South Coast residents from the comfort of their own homes or with reservation at the bar at Restaurant O for L…
COOS BAY — Renovations are underway at the historic Tioga Hotel and Koski Building, with help from the City of Coos Bay Urban Renewal Agency Facade Improvement Program.
COOS BAY — A Coos Bay apartment complex is a total loss after a likely electrical problem started a fire in the building Sunday, according to the Coos Bay Fire Department.
BANDON — The North Bank Lane fire is 60% contained with no new growth, the Coos Fire Protective Association announced Monday morning. The fire that started Tuesday morning, Sept. 7, burned 350 acres and hasn't grown in size since last Wednesday.
COOS BAY — The Coos Bay Public Library is hosting a virtual talk about the planet Mars with Dr. Aaron Coyner, physics and engineering professor at Southwestern Oregon Community College at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17.
PORTLAND — Over the weekend, COVID-19 claimed 13 more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 509, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. Sunday. The state reached a total of 500 deaths on Saturday.
COOS BAY — A live reading of "Anchorman — The Legend of Ron Burgundy" will be held one night only with a cast of local celebrities via Facebook live.
CURRY COUNTY — Curry County Public Health was notified of one new case of COVID-19. The case notification came through the official medical record system provided by the Oregon Health Authority on Saturday afternoon, according to a press release from Curry County Public Health Administrator …
COOS COUNTY — The 13th annual Pinwheels for Peace 2020 will be held Monday, Sept. 21, in private homes and open gathering spaces. The event is organized by the Human Rights Advocates of Coos County and is held on International Day of Peace.
WASHINGTON — FEMA announced that federal emergency aid has been made available to the state of Oregon to supplement state, tribal and local response efforts to the emergency conditions in the area affected by wildfires beginning on Sept. 8, 2020, and continuing.
SALEM — Governor Kate Brown on Thursday issued Executive Order 20-42, declaring an abnormal market disruption as a result of the statewide wildfire emergency.
DOUGLAS COUNTY — The Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Board of Commissioners and agency partners held a drop-in information session Sunday afternoon at Glide High School for residents of certain areas of the Glide and Idleyld Park communities which were impacted by the Archie Creek Fire.
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SOUTH COAST — Registration is now open for SOLVE’s annual Beach & Riverside Cleanup, happening from Saturday, Sept. 19 through Sunday, Oct. 4. This statewide volunteer event includes beach cleanups, inland cleanups and habitat restoration events, all of which keep Oregon’s watersheds cle…
SALEM — Well over 1 million acres of land has burned, over 1,500 square miles in the past several days. Air quality in Oregon is the worst in the entire world due to wildfire smoke, said Governor Kate Brown at the Sept. 11 press conference.
Richard “Dick” Cochran, 100, of Albany, passed away at Lydia’s house in Albany. Services will be held at a later date, Fisher Funeral Home is handling arrangements. www.fisherfuneralhome.com
Donald P. Lane “Don Green”, 70, of Coos Bay died September 10, 2020 in Coos Bay. Cremation rites will be held at Ocean View Memory Gardens Crematory, Coos Bay under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel 685 Anderson Ave. 541-267-3131. www.coosbayareafunerals.com
COOS BAY — Crystal Barr began her career with the City of Coos Bay in September 1985 as an employee at the wastewater treatment plant No. 1. She was the secretary there for seven years before transferring to Coos Bay Fire and Rescue.
BANDON — A fire on North Bank Lane that charred 350 acres, destroying one structure and damaging a barn's roof and another structure was a challenge for firefighters, who now have that blaze 30% contained with no additional structures threatened.