Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw ask for pause on Elliot State Research Forest
COOS COUNTY, Ore. — The Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians (CTCLUSI) have "significant concerns" regarding the ecological sustainability of the Elliot State Research Forest (AKA "Elliot"). On Wednesday, December 6, 2023, CTCLUSI asked three members of the State Land Board to postpone finalizing plans for...
Join Coos Bay Public Library's Winter Reading Bingo Challenge Now
The Coos Bay Public Library is hosting a Winter Reading Bingo challenge. It starts on December 4, 2023, and ends on March 2, 2024. The challenge is for all ages. Participants can join in person by getting a bingo sheet from the library or online via the Beanstack App.
Mental health awareness is the mission as man walks across America
COOS COUNTY, Ore. — The message of mental health awareness and recovery now has legs as one man walks across America. Kyndal Ray Edwards of Florida says it took some tough life lessons to get him on this nearly 2-years-long path with the aim to spread positivity and the message that "you matter."
WINCHESTER BAY MAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING OVERNIGHT INCIDENT
A Winchester Bay man was arrested following an overnight alleged incident early Sunday. A Douglas County Sheriff’s Office report said at 1:45 a.m. 21-year old Phillip Taylor and a victim had been drinking at a residence in the 800 block of Beach Boulevard. After an argument the victim called a friend to pick her up from the home. At some point Taylor reportedly handled a 12-gage shotgun and fired one shotshell through the door. The persons coming to pick up the victim were said to be outside the residence when this happened.
Stolen dirt bikes recovered
On December 1st, 2023, Deputy J. Lee responded to the area of Millington Frontage off Highway 101. A report was made to Coos County Dispatch that two dirt bikes were found in a ditch. Deputy Lee noted that fresh green brush was lying over the dirt bikes to conceal them. The dirt bikes had not yet been reported stolen, but through his investigation, Deputy Lee could identify the rightful owner. The dirt bikes were safely recovered through a team effort with Deputies J. Gray, Deputy M.R. Smith, and Mast Brothers Towing.
South Coast Running Club’s Mac’s Run is Dec. 9
The South Coast Running Club’s annual Mac’s Run is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 9, starting and ending at Sunset Bay State Park near Charleston. Events include both 5-kilometer and 10-kilometer run/walks, with each race taking runners through Shore Acres State Park and the longer one through Cape Arago State Park as well. While both routes are entirely on roads, they also include tough hills. The entry fee is $15 for members of the South Coast Running Club and $20 for non-members who sign up before the race. The fees go up $10 for people who sign up on race day. The entry fee for students is $5. For more information or to register for the event, visit www.southcoastrunningclub.org.
Update / Weather: Beach Hazards Statement
Update posted Dec. 4 The National Weather Service has extended the Beach Hazards Statement through Wednesday morning, Dec. 6. Update posted at 6 a.m. Dec. 1 The National Weather Service has extended a Beach Hazards Statement through late Monday night, Dec. 4. WHAT ...
3,000 GALLONS OF RAW SEWAGE SPILLED IN REEDSPORT
On Wednesday, City of Reedsport staff was contacted regarding a sewage spill from a manhole near the 1400 block of Highway 101. Deputy City Recorder Christina Crockett said that Wastewater staff investigated and determined that a spill of approximately 3,000 gallons of raw sewage had indeed taken place. Crockett said the issue was determined to be a storm-related event. The spill potentially reached Scofield Creek.
Laugh Your Hearts Out at Coquille's Hilarious Comedy Show: Two Incredible Comedians, One Unforgettable Night!
Hey there, my awesome friends! I've got some super exciting news to share with you today! Brace yourselves because the Comedy Show is making its grand return to Coquille and it's going to be an absolute riot!
ODOT: Rock-fall blocks both lanes of Coos River Highway
COOS COUNTY, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is reporting that a rock fall on Coos River Highway (OR-241), near milepoint 11.35, blocking both lanes of traffic. According to ODOT, heavy rains have caused rocks and debris to fall onto the highway. The department says traffic is...
Flooding Closures, Delays Along Oregon Coast Highway 101 at Seaside, Neskowin, Coos Bay / UPDATES
(Seaside, Oregon) – Flood issues abound on the Oregon coast as of early Tuesday evening, as various delays dot Highway 101 from Seaside down to Coos Bay. (Photo of flooding at Seaside, courtesy Angi D. Wildt Gallery) UPDATE: The major closure happened early this morning at Seaside, and as...
Janice Langlinais - Exec. Director-Coos Bay-North Bend-Charleston V.C.B.
Janice Langlinais - Exec. Director-Coos Bay-North Bend-Charleston Visitor Convention Bureau discusses the free shuttle bus rides from Charleston Marina and/or parking reservations at Shore Acres to see the spectacular lights and have some cider and cookies for the holiday season.
ODOT: Heavy rains and high tides cause flooding on Hwy 101 in Coos Bay
COOS COUNTY, Ore. — Heavy rains and high tides are causing flooding on the Oregon Coast Highway (US-101), near milepost 238.7 in Coos Bay, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). ODOT says northbound lanes between Hall Ave. and Elrod Ave. are especially affected. The department is advising...
South coast counties brace for second round of heavy rain
COOS BAY, Ore. — One-to-five inches of rain coming to the South Coast is a serious concern in Coos, Curry, and Douglas counties, where low-lying areas are already flooded. The next round of heavy rain forecasted by the National Weather Service is expected to last through Wednesday afternoon. Ahead...
FLOOD POTENTIAL OUTLOOK FOR RIVERS IN REGION
The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Potential Outlook for quick rises on rivers and streams in Douglas, Coos, and Curry counties. Forecasters said a series of atmospheric rivers will bring heavy rain to the coast and inland into Douglas County through Sunday and again Tuesday into Wednesday. Rainfall...
Coquille Martial Arts Moving Out of Community Center
BANDON, Ore. – Martial arts may no longer be available at the Bandon Community Center in the new year. For the past 10 years Coquille Martial Arts has been hosting classes in the Bandon Community Center as part of its outreach program. Owner Karen Saxton says that it is...
Catering Opportunity at Southwestern Oregon Community College
COOS BAY, Ore. – Southwestern Oregon Community College is currently looking for food vendors to cater on campus events as needed. Campus Dining Services and the Oregon Coast Culinary Institute provide and manage food and beverage service programs including catering, special events and summer conference meal service on our Coos Campus. Because of this, these departments have the first right of refusal for catering of all College affiliated events.
High water on the Oregon Coast Highway in Coos Bay, rockslides from heavy rain
Heavy rain is impacting roads in the Coos Bay area Sunday, with high water on U.S. Route 101 and rockslides, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation. "We have high water on 101 in the city of Coos Bay and rock fall on OR-241 east of town," said ODOT spokesperson Julie Denney. "There’s also a slide at the intersection of (Highway) 101 and (Oregon Route) 42. "
Weekly Safety Report: Fatal Crash, House Fire, and Domestic Violence in Coos County, Oregon
This week in Coos County, Oregon, there were three incidents of concern. A fatal crash occurred on Highway 101, resulting in the death of a North Bend resident. A house fire broke out on Tarheel Ln in Coos Bay, but the sole occupant was safely evacuated. Lastly, a man was arrested for domestic violence in Lakeside after a 911 call reported a domestic disturbance. These incidents highlight the importance of road safety, fire prevention, and addressing domestic violence issues in the community.
Live Streaming Guide for Today's High School Boys Basketball Games in Coos County, Oregon
• High school basketball games are taking place in Coos County, Oregon today. • The games can be followed on the NFHS Network. • One of the games mentioned is Brookings-Harbor High School at North Bend High School, starting at 6:00 PM PT on December 4.