Gold Beach, OR

County commissioner scolded by sheriff

A county ethics presentation backfired on County Commissioner Court Boice during the Sept. 21 Board of Commissioners meeting. After he called upon his fellow commissioners to ask County Treasurer David Barnes to resign, they refused. Sheriff John Ward then took the podium saying he would support a voter recall of Commissioner Court Boice. Before Sheriff Ward took the stand, Boice stood at the podium to ask for David Barnes’ resignation in an ethics presentation to his fellow commissioners. ...

Curry County addresses homeless issue

Curry County Commissioner Court Boice drew attention to the issue of homelessness following a recently-released poll showing that the overwhelming majority of Southern Oregonians want community leaders to find a solution to homelessness. “It’s something we are all interested in but we aren’t making a lot of forward momentum and I’m concerned about that,” Boice said during the Sept. 21 board of commissioners meeting. Local nonprofit leaders Beth Barker-Hidalgo of...

Brookings hires firms for infrastructure project

The Brookings City Council unanimously approved entering into contracts with three separate engineering companies to meet the demand of several planned infrastructure projects over the next five years. This includes a $30 million sewer infrastructure and wastewater treatment plant upgrade. The city has been authorized to immediately start engineering for this project. “I hope you have your seatbelt on because this is going to be a heck of a ride...

Abel Insurance agency wins grant to help medical coverage signups

A central Oregon coast insurance agency is one of 29 statewide awarded grants from the Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace to help residents navigate medical coverage. Abel Insurance, which has offices in Newport, Florence, Coos Bay and Gold Beach, was one of two coastal agencies to be selected for the program. The other was Linda Dugan Insurance in Astoria.

Brookings Police Blotter

Tuesday 9/20: • 0:02 700 block of Pioneer Rd, Loud Noise • 11:02 400 block of Smith Dr, Criminal Mischief • 11:17 800 block of Elk Dr, Disorderly Conduct • 11:49 Hawthorne and Easy, Criminal Trespass ...

Biotoxin Closes All Razor Clamming on Oregon Coast

(Oregon Coast) – The entire Oregon coast is closed to razor clamming due to high levels of the marine biotoxin domoic acid, a disappointment to many as the upper third of the coastline was just closed off to the activity as well. (Photo Oregon Coast Beach Connection) Oregon Department...

Brookings council spreads word about suicide awareness, bullying prevention

The City of Brookings declared September, 2022 as Suicide Awareness and Prevention month, and October, 2022 as Bully Prevention month. “Suicidal thoughts can affect anyone regardless of age, gender, race, orientation, income level, religion or background; and is a major public health issue that requires vigilant attention and preventative action, especially during times of a pandemic,” Mayor Ron Hedenskog said while reading the proclamation on Monday, Sept. 26. “The councilors...

As the US explores building offshore wind farm in Oregon, concerns arise

Your browser does not support the audio element. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is currently looking into the possibility of wind farms in Oregon. There are two areas of interest: Coos Bay and Brookings. The hope is that offshore wind in Oregon could provide about three gigawatts of energy, which can power about a million homes. But in Coos Bay, the proposed site is drawing concerns from the fishing industry. Nick Edwards is the owner of the F/V Carter Jon. He’s arguing the locations would eliminate fishing in those areas and worries the windmill turbines would harm the marine ecosystem. Edwards joins us to share his thoughts on the project. We’ll also hear from Doug Boren, the Pacific Regional Director for BOEM. He tells us where Oregon is in the process and addresses some of the concerns.

Street Paving funded by Local Fuel Tax

Street improvement work is scheduled to begin Monday, October 3, at several locations in Brookings. Mill Beach Road between Chetco Avenue and the Mill Beach entrance to the Fred Meyer parking lot will be closed Monday morning for a resurfacing project. The project is expected to be completed with the street reopening by Wednesday, October 5.

Honker volleyball earns bounce-back victory

The Lakeview High School volleyball team (5-7, 1-2) erased a four-game losing streak with a three-set victory over Brookings-Harbor (1-8, 0-4) on Friday, Sept. 23. After suffering a string of close losses to good competition, the LHS volleyball team got back into the win column on Friday.

DevilCats hand Gold Beach first league loss in boys soccer

The combined Coquille-Myrtle Point boys soccer team got a big league win Tuesday when it topped visiting Gold Beach 4-2 in a Class 3A-2A-1A District 4 match. The DevilCats kept their league and season record perfect with the victory. They now are 4-0, and one of two remaining unbeaten teams in the league along with Umpqua Valley Christian, which beat Sutherlin 4-1. Gold Beach suffered its first league loss. Coquille...

Hikes with Holden: The Trail with a Big Imprint

CURRY COUNTY, Ore. — Located about an hour west of Grants Pass is Babyfoot Lake, but I promise you, it'll leave a big imprint after you visit. The drive to the trailhead is half the fun, you start on Redwood Highway turn at Eight-Dollar Mountain and eventually find yourself driving through a narrow bridge that leads to miles of (you guessed it) windy forest service roads.

Brews and Pizza on the Wild Side!

If you’re enjoying a craft beer, perusing unique pizza options, and enjoying a fun atmosphere perfect for gatherings large and small, you might be at Wild River Pizza!. With locations in Grants Pass, Medford, Cave Junction, and Brookings, Wild River has a varied menu that likely to offer options for all in your party!

Goodwill collecting donations for Red Cross to aid those affected by wildfires

Goodwill will be collecting and matching donations in local stores for the American Red Cross to help people affected by western wildfires. From Sunday, September 25 to Saturday, October 1, stores in Brookings, Cottage Grove, Eugene, Florence, Junction City, North Bend, and Springfield will collect donations by rounding up customers' purchases, or anyone can come in and make a donation at any register.

4-day Fall Equinox Celebration to be held at Dragonfly Farm

LANGLOIS, Ore. — The Fall Equinox is here, and as we step into a new season, some Curry County plant lovers are opening their farm for fall festivities. This weekend, Dragonfly Farm in Langlois welcomes the community in celebration of the changing of the seasons. It's their Fall Equinox...

SOLVE Fall Beach Cleanup

SOLVE’s Beach & Riverside Cleanup. In conjunction with National Public Land’s Day and International Coastal Cleanup Day, join any of the dozens of coastal cleanup projects that are picking up marine debris and litter before it ends up back in the ocean. All events are free, open to the public and family friendly. Do your part to prevent litter from entering our oceans. Find all projects and register at Any questions please call 503-844-9571 ext. 332.