Kenneth Leon Pennington, 74, of Bandon, died October 14, 2020 in Bandon.  Arrangements are under the direction of Amling Schroeder Funeral Service, Bandon.

PORTLAND — The Oregon Health Authority reported eight more COVID-19 deaths statewide, raising the state’s death toll since the pandemic began to 627 as of 12:01 a.m. Monday.

COOS BAY — The City of Coos Bay will be re-stripping several roads in the area, according to press releases from the city. The roads will remain open, but crews may be directing traffic and wet paint will remain.

COOS BAY — The Coos Bay Soroptomists and the Department of Human Services will be collecting backpacks for kids displaced by violence, neglect and drug use into emergency foster care, according to a release from the groups.

Our area has been dealing with the impact of a tough economy for a long time. Over 25 years ago, a group of Chamber businesses and the college got together to propose an event that would inform us about the developments on the national, state and regional economic fronts and celebrate local …

Philip R. Taylor, 73, of Coos Bay died October 4, 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

PORTLAND — COVID-19 has claimed six more lives in Oregon, including the first on the South Coast, the Oregon Health Authority reported Friday.

BROOKINGS — An 88-year-old resident of the Seaview Senior Living Memory Care Facility died Monday after testing positive for COVID-19, according to Curry County Public Health. The death is the South Coast's first due to the pandemic.

In the eyes of Brent Hutton, the opportunity for Bandon’s runners to join Marshfield, North Bend and Powers for weekly track meets in the Bay Area this month is a reward of sorts.

COOS BAY — One classroom each at two different Coos Bay schools was sent into quarantine protocol for one week after a person at each school was reported as a known exposure to COVID-19, Superintendent Bryan Trendell said Thursday.

BANDON — The Southwestern Oregon Preppers will hold a meeting at noon on Saturday, Oct. 17, in the Bandon City Park, 1204 11th St. Southwest in Bandon.

Jim Mattecheck died on September 27, 2020.  Born in North Bend, Oregon to Robert and Marianna Mattecheck, Jim was the third of five children.  Jim treasured his upbringing and life in North Bend.  He was a master storyteller who would beguile you with tales of hitchhikers, trolls, and old wi…

NORTH BEND — A Coos Bay man was arrested Monday after allegedly robbing a taxi driver near the North Library between Union Avenue and Connecticut Avenue, according to a release from North Bend Police.

COOS BAY — For a few minutes on Saturday, the tracks beside the Coos Bay Boardwalk filled with pops of color. Orange, yellow, red and blue dotted the view as bite-sized cars sat along the rails.

NORTH BEND — Last spring, following a contentious campaign North Bend’s citizens voted to overturn a public safety fee increase and require any future fee increases to be approved by voters, not passed through by the city council.

Virginia M. Williams, 91, of Myrtle Point died October 8, 2020 in Myrtle Point. Viewing will be held from 9:00-12:00 PM, Thursday, October 15, 2020 at Coos Bay Chapel 685 Anderson Ave. followed by a graveside service at 2:00 PM at Sunset Memorial Park 63060 Millington Frontage Road Coos Bay …

SOUTH COAST — A 68-year-old Portland resident is still missing in Coos County after a weekend of searching, according to the Coos County Sheriff's Office.

PORTLAND — Oregon was over 400 new COVID-19 cases for the third straight day Friday and two new deaths raised the death toll since the pandemic started to 599, the Oregon Health Authority reported Saturday.

Vernon Paul Stevens, 86, of Coos Bay died October 4, 2020 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel 685 Anderson Ave. 541-267-3131. www.coosbayareafunerals.com

A memorial Mass will be held for Judy K. Bradley, 73, of North Bend, on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 2250 16th Street in North Bend. A private inurnment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of N…

PORTLAND — A day after its highest one-day total of new cases during the COVID-19 pandemic, Oregon had another 425 new cases, the Oregon Health Authority reported Friday.

COOS BAY — The Coos History Museum announces its annual fundraiser, Celebrate Coos History 2020, will take place virtually this year during the week of Saturday, Oct. 17 to Saturday, Oct. 24, with all programs to begin at 5 p.m. All events are open to the public. Registration and more inform…

COOS BAY — Southwestern Oregon Community College and the Coos History Museum present the fifth-annual Writers Day, virtually this year, at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. Everyone is welcome to join for readings from writing contest winners and special guest speakers Peter Nathaniel Malae, Melissa…

PORT ORFORD — The Friends of the Port Orford Public Library invites the public to the first-ever “Courtyard Book Sale” from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 17, at the library, 1421 Oregon St., Port Orford.

OREGON COAST — The Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission accepted during a meeting Wednesday, Sept. 16, a donation of $39,875 from Oregon Parks Forever for hiker-biker pods. Oregon Parks Forever had partnered with Oregon Parks and Recreation Department to install hiker-biker pods in s…

It’s fall! Our thoughts turn to the World Series, cleaning gutters and getting ready for visitors. Isn’t it amazing to have pumpkins, turkey and Santa Claus in just over 60 days? Who do you expect to see for that family dinner or your tradition of storm or whale watching? So people travel, e…

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