Fatal Crash on Highway 101 in Coos County
On Monday, November 27, 2023, at 11:35 a.m., the Oregon State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash on Hwy 101, near milepost 226, in Coos County. The preliminary investigation indicated a northbound BMW 540, operated by Andrew Chase Carlson (24) of North Bend, had a mechanical issue related to a tire when the operator lost control of the vehicle. The BMW slid sideways into the oncoming lane and was struck...
Coos County man accused of domestic violence arrested
LAKESIDE, Ore. – A Coos County man accused of domestic violence on Sunday morning was arrested the following day, according to the Coos County Sheriff’s Office. CCSO officials said deputies responded to a 911 call at about 8:41 a.m. on November 26 regarding a domestic disturbance near Airport Way and Spinreel Road in Lakeside. Dispatchers told a responding deputy that a man could be heard in the background yelling threats at the caller, authorities said. Sheriff’s officials said the suspect, identified as Joshua Cantu, 38, had left the area before the deputy arrived on scene and further investigation determined that Cantu had struck the victim with a pole and throw several other items at her. The victim, who was bleeding from head injuries she suffered in the assault, was transported to a local hospital for treatment of her injuries, deputies said.
Puppies in Need: Could Your Home Be Their New Home in coos bay, OR?
Have you been contemplating pet adoption, or simply love perusing adorable pets? A myriad of delightful pets are available for adoption at various animal shelters in the vicinity of coos bay..
Local artisans holding holiday markets
A group of local artisans, crafters and small business owners are coming together under one big roof to give shoppers a huge variety of holiday gift options. The first local Holiday Market was held on Sunday, Nov. 19 in the Salmon Room at the Mill Casino. Another Holiday Market will be held at the same place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 17. “There's not a lot...
Coos Bay home destroyed, two dogs perish in house fire
COOS BAY, Ore. – Coos County fire and sheriff’s officials responded to a house fire Sunday evening in Coos Bay, according to the Coos County Sheriff’s Office. The CCSO said that dispatchers received a 911 call for a fire at a Tarheel Lane residence in Coos Bay at about 9:45 p.m. on November 26. The initial report indicated an occupant may be trapped inside, but responding firefighters found that the home’s sole occupant had exited the building, sheriff’s officials said. Fire officials said that two dogs died in the blaze and the home was a complete loss. Crews remained on scene for several hours extinguishing the blaze and the cause of the fire is us under investigation, authorities said.
Weather: Beach Hazards Statement
The National Weather Service has issued a Beach Hazards Statement in effect from late Friday night, Dec. 1 through late Monday night Dec. 4. WHERE The beaches of Douglas, Coos and Curry Counties. WHAT An extended period of sustained wave...
A Thanksgiving treat
The Green Lion Dispensary offered a special Thanksgiving treat for 100 lucky people who lined up to receive free turkeys from the North Bend dispensary. Green Lion said it wanted to do the giveaway as a way to thank the community for supporting the new business in North Bend.
Potential delays expected on Hwy 101 near Coos Bay due to crash
COOS COUNTY, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is reporting that a crash has occurred on the Oregon Coast Highway (Hwy 101), three miles north of Hauser, near Coos Bay. The crash happened at milepost 226. As of 3:30 p.m., TripCheck.com reports "no to minimum delay" at...
Potential jurors to receive new postcard notifications in Coos, Curry counties
COOS COUNTY, Ore. — Jury summonses in Coos and Curry counties have a new look as a statewide rollout of a new e-response system gets underway. Beginning November 20, both counties' circuit courts began distributing postcard summonses instead of the previously used multi-paged brochures. On the postcard, potential jurors...
North Bend Sets the Stage for Infrastructure Growth with New Six-Year CIP
In a landmark decision, the North Bend City Council has unveiled a Six-Year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) for 2024-2029, marking a pivotal move towards advancing the city's infrastructure and public amenities. Passed unanimously on November 21, 2023, the CIP demonstrates a clear commitment to sustainable development and the enhancement of community living spaces. The scope of the plan encompasses significant upgrades to transportation networks, water management systems, and recreational facilities, ensuring the city's progress aligns with its growing needs.
Oregon coastal campgrounds extend closure dates due to infrastructure projects
Two large Oregon coastal campgrounds have extended their closure schedules. Bullards Beach, which is north of Bandon, and Beverly Beach, which is north of Newport, will be closed longer than expected because of construction delays. All facilities at Beverly Beach campground will remain closed through July 1, 2024, while upgrades...
Tree lighting ceremonies, and Santa come to Coos County
COOS COUNTY, Ore. — For children young and old hoping to get a sit down with Santa or the Grinch, opportunities are available. They'll pop up throughout Coos County this weekend for pictures and to hear what's on those holiday wish lists. The first sighting will be at the...
Oregon Coast Glass Bottle, Glass Float Drops for Lincoln City, Bandon, Gold Beach in 2024
(Oregon Coast) – Lincoln City recently shot out its schedule of special glass float drops for 2024, and it means over 3,000 of these coveted little globs and globes will be placed along the town's seven miles. There's also a unique feature for those with disabilities that can't go beachcombing – a way to possibly snag one of their own.
Returning back to the sea
The tides took a turn for the worse for the sea turtle dubbed “Pumpkin” in October of last year. The endangered Olive Ridley sea turtle washed ashore at Horsfall Campground in Coos County. The turtle was found cold-stunned — a condition that can render it incapable of eating or navigating. “Sea turtles can forage the open ocean off Oregon’s shores without issue during the summer, but if they don’t turn...
Bus Jam & Bikes for Tykes Toy and Food Drive gear up to distribute gifts to record number of children
COOS COUNTY, Ore. — The Bus Jam & Bikes for Tykes Toy and Food Drive is one of the South Coast's biggest holiday events of the year held the first Saturday in December. Coos Bay-North Bend Rotary along with Bicoastal Media are heading the collection effort this Saturday, December 2, collecting toys and food donations at both the Coos Bay and North Bend Bi-Mart stores and at Rogue Community Credit Union in Bandon.
Deep Oregon Coast History at Seaside, Coos Bay Events: of Coroners and of Local Names
(Coos Bay, Oregon) – Two distinctive Oregon coast towns and one long stretch between them: but Coos Bay and Seaside will have something in common soon. Both are are taking deep dives into regional and local history. While Seaside boasts a history talk with a somewhat true crime but macabre slant, Coos Bay fills your head up with the reasons for south coast names in the coming weeks. (Photo of Conde McCullough Memorial Bridge courtesy Coos Bay's Oregon's Adventure Coast)
Discover the Sweetest Delights: Top 3 Candy Stores in Bandon
In this article, we'll be exploring three delightful candy stores located in Bandon. Have you had the pleasure of visiting any of these sweet spots yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences. Please feel free to leave your comments below!
Voters approve recall of three City of Lakeside councilors and mayor
LAKESIDE, Ore. – City of Lakeside voters have voted to recall the city’s mayor and three of its city councilors, according to unofficial election results posted to the city’s website. Voters approved the recall of Mayor Kinsey (73.13%) and councilors Hurn (69.77%), Ritter (69.14%), and Smith (63.15%)...
Coos Bay City, URA, and VCB Seeking Proposals for Fiscal Year 2023-2024 Auditing Services
The City of Coos Bay, its Urban Renewal Agency (URA), and the Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB) are seeking proposals from certified public accounting firms for auditing services for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2024. The City's total budget for Fiscal Year 2023-2024 is $73,598,285. The URA and VCB have budgets of $13,384,568 and $1,309,919 respectively. They employ about 129 people with a total payroll and benefits of around $18.7 million.
Today the gas price is close to $4.48 in Bandon as of 2023-11-29. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Wednesday is $3.246, a week ago the price is $3.281 , according to AAA.