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Photos: Reedsport Main Street Program receives $200,000 grant
Oregon Heritage, a division of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, awarded 27 matching grants worth $5,000,000 to Oregon Main Street Network organizations across the state for building projects that encourage economic revitalization. The department funded applications that best conveyed the ability to stimulate private investment and local economic development, best fit within the community’s long-range plan for downtown vitality, and community need. The Reedsport Main Street Program will receive $200,000...
Demolition will help revitalize downtown North Bend
Last week, the old Main Street Auto and Gas Station just down the hill from City Hall was demolished, with construction crews taking removing all signs of the building in one day. In its place, the city of North Bend has big plans. City Administrator David Milliron and Main Street Director Stephanie Wilson watched as the building was removed. The two, along with the city council, have been planning for...
North Bend Fire Department receives two grants from fire marshal
The North Bend Fire Department has received two grants from the Oregon State Fire Marshall totaling $616,926. The first grant the North Bend Fire Department Received was the Community Wildfire Risk Reduction (CWRR) Grant for $250,000. The CWRR grant is intended to cover personnel costs, projects for vulnerable communities, defensible space programs, community common area projects, educational projects, fuel mitigation and reduction costs, tree service and debris cleaning companies, and planning and administrative costs, according to the Oregon State Fire Marshall’s office. ...
Fire Out; George Elliot Bass Tournament; Reedsport Receives Main Street Grant
Fire crews continued to mop up a 300-acre wildfire yesterday 10-miles southeast of Veneta. Firefighters with the Oregon Department of Forestry Western Lane District have been working around the clock since Friday to contain the blaze, burning in public and private forest land. Lane County’s Perkins Peninsula Park on Fern Ridge Reservoir was closed to the public over the Memorial Weekend holiday being used as base camp for the more than 300 wildland firefighters on scene. As of late Monday, fire line had been built surrounding blaze and hose lines completely encircled it. Crews spent the day Tuesday mopping up hot spots. Fire commanders have not released any information as to what may have started the fire, only saying that it is under investigation.
Wanted Coos County man arrested following burglary investigation
NORTH BEND, Ore. — A Coos County man wanted by authorities was arrested following a burglary investigation, the Coos County Sheriff's Office said. Around 7:30 a.m. Monday, Coos County Dispatch Center received a call about two concerned citizens following a possible burglary suspect in the area of Highway 101 and Hauser Depot Road in North Bend.
Who Killed Jordan Cove?
Bright orange paint on a mother tree. A throwaway letter about a property survey. An aggressive phone call: sell or else. A legal notice buried in a Coos Bay newspaper. For a handful of landowners, these were the early salvos in a fight that consumed their lives. Their adversary was...
North Bend Application for Appointment to the City Council
North Bend’s Office of the City Recorder began accepting applications recently for a vacancy opening on City Council. Former Council Member Eric Gleason resigned in March. The Council plans to appoint a replacement to serve through December 2024, the remainder of Dr. Gleason’s unexpired term. Applications are posted to the City of North Bend website (https://www.northbendoregon.us/). The City Recorder must receive completed applications by 4:00 pm on Wednesday, June 7, 2023. ...
Englewood Guardrail Repair, June 1
The City of Coos Bay has contracted with Gage It Construction to repair a damaged section of guardrail on Southwest Blvd at Montana Ave. In order to complete the work, there will be lane closures controlled by flaggers. Work is scheduled to be performed on Thursday, June 1st, 2023. Please take caution and slow down when nearing the construction area and comply with signage. Should you have questions, please feel free to contact Public Works and Community Development Operations Administrator Greg Hamblet at (541) 269-1181 ext. 3541 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
In photo finish, Jason Padgett edges Brennen Murphy for 4A 200 title — 1 of 3 gold medals for North Bend junior
By René Ferrán EUGENE — One of the closest finishes of the weekend at Hayward Field was in Saturday’s Class 4A boys 200 meters, which came down to the narrowest of margins between North Bend junior Jason Padgett and Cottage Grove senior Brennen Murphy. Padgett ended up the winner by ...
Man who struck another with brick during argument arrested, deputies say
COOS BAY, Ore. – Coos County sheriff’s officials said a Coos County man who allegedly struck another man with a brick during an argument was arrested on Sunday morning. A deputy responded at about 6:30 a.m. on May 27 to interview a possible assault victim on Grinnell Lane in Coos Bay, authorities said. CCSO officials said the deputy's investigation revealed that the victim had been allegedly struck in the back of the head with a brick after an argument with a 34-year-old acquaintance identified as Nathanael L. Fleming.
Ira’s Asian Market celebrates five years in business
Balloons adorned the outside of Ira’s Asian Market in North Bend while sweet and savory scents wafted from the building. Inside, Amy Olegario was busy helping customers. Her daughter and friends were also on-hand for the special occasion. Ira’s Asian Market celebrated their five-year anniversary earlier this month. The market specializes in Filipino food-items, both packaged and freshly made. They also accept catering orders for parties and special occasions, and...
Warrant, Hauser Depot Rd., May 30
CCSO release – Date / Time: May 29th, 2023, at 07:24 am; Case Number(s): S2312130; Classification: Warrant Service and new charges of Burglary 2nd degree, Theft 2nd degree, Criminal Trespass 2nd degree (2 counts), Felon in Possession of a Restricted Weapon; Location: Highway 101 and Hauser Depot Rd, North Bend; Suspect(s): Jeffery Ross (40). •••Wanted Coos County man arrested following Burglary investigation••• On May 29th, 2023, around 07:24 am, Coos County Dispatch Center received a call about two concerned citizens following a possible Burglary suspect in the area of Highway 101 and Hauser Depot Rd in North Bend. Deputy Z. Smith and Reserve Deputy Sattler responded to the area accompanied by Oregon State Trooper Mullins and contacted the suspect, Jeffery Ross (40) of Coos County. It was learned that Ross had active warrants for his arrest and was a convicted felon supervised by Coos County Parole and Probation. During the search of Ross, Deputy Sattler located a spring-assisted knife. Oregon Law restricts convicted felons from possessing such a weapon. Deputy Smith learned during his investigation into the burglary that Ross had broken into a shop building and stolen some tools and other items. When the concerned citizens confronted Ross, he hid the items hoping to retrieve them later. All items were recovered and returned to the owner of the shop. Ross was arrested on his active warrants and new charges of Burglary in the 2nd degree, Theft in the 2nd degree, two counts of Criminal Trespass, and Felon in Possession of a Restricted Weapon. Ross’ Parole and Probation Officer issued a hold due to his criminal behavior. Ross was transported to the Coos County Jail, where he was booked and lodged. Thank you to the Coos County Dispatchers, Deputy Smith, and Reserve Deputy Sattler for a well-done job—also, a big thank you to Trooper Mullins for the assistance.
3 rescued after fishing boat capsizes near Coos Bay
Michael Neal, a Portlander, shares the story of his friend Lonnie Bedwell, a Navy veteran, who just became the fourth blind person to climb Mount Everest. Police have identified a woman killed in a hit and run crash in southeast Portland. Portland business owner frustrated with crime. Updated: 3 hours...
North Bend business plans expansion with grant funding boost
NORTH BEND, Ore. — The City of North Bend and the North Bend Main Street Program make a surprise announcement that means a major expansion for one local small business. Just months after applying, the Main Street Program was awarded a $200,000 Oregon Main Street Revitalization Grant, the maximum amount possible from the state program.
US Coast Guard Auxiliary offers a Boating Class, June 1
The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will conduct an eight-hour boating safety education course on Saturday, June 24, 2023 in Coos Bay. The course covers the basics of boating safety, required equipment, rules of the road, and Oregon boating laws. A test at the end of the course will qualify boaters for their Oregon Boater Education Card, under the Oregon Mandatory Boater Education Program. The Boater Education Card is required for all motorboat operators of all ages for boats over ten horsepower. Additional provisions apply to youths. The class is taught by certified US Coast Guard Auxiliary and Oregon State Marine Board instructors. The cost of the course and materials is $15. Pre-registration is required. To register for the class, please call (541) 267-6152.
Farmer’s Market, May 31
The Coos Bay Downtown Association’s Wednesday Farmer’s Market runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Central Ave., between Hwy. 101 (So. Broadway) & Third St.
Councilor Rob Miles awarded appreciation of service plaque
On Tuesday, May 15, the Coos Bay City Council bid farewell to Council President Rob Miles by awarding him with an Appreciation of Service Plaque. Miles announced earlier this year he would be resigning in May because him and his wife are relocating to the Eugene area. He said he plans to remain connected to the Coos Bay Area. “I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, no matter...
City of North Bend Adopts Regulations on Homeless Camping, May 30
City of North Bend release – At its May 23, 2023 meeting, the North Bend City Council adopted Resolution No. 3334, designating approved campsite locations within the City of North Bend, to take effect July 1, 2023. The Resolution addresses the “time” and “place” portions of HB3115, enacted by the Oregon Legislature during its 2021 session. The Council previously adopted Ordinance No. 2069, which addresses the “manner” portion of the state law. The Council agreed to review the status of Ordinance No. 2069 and Resolution No. 3334 at its first work session in August 2023. While this crisis is daunting, North Benders need to know there are practical approaches to getting folks off the street and into housing, and staff and your elected City Council members are pursuing them. For more information, please visit https://www.northbendoregon.us/homelessnessresources. This site gives visitors updates on the city of North Bend’s response to homelessness while also connecting people experiencing homelessness with resources. North Bend wants to be transparent in giving the public insight into how the city collaborates with its partners to create facilities, programs and services to help people end their homelessness. The North Bend City Council hereby designates the following camping sites as approved locations for the act of sitting, lying, sleeping, or keeping warrn and dry, within the City of North Bend. Harbor Avenue between Virginia Avenue and Washington Avenue between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.; Union Avenue between Califomia Avenue and Connecticut Avenue between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.; California Avenue between Meade Street and McPherson Street between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.; McPherson St. between Califomia Avenue and Virginia Avenue between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. EFFECTIVE DATE: This resolution becomes effective July l, 2023.
Candidates for North Bend interim superintendent to visit district for final interview
NORTH BEND, Ore. — Finalists for the position of interim superintendent for the North Bend School District come to town this week. They'll have a final interview with the district's school board Thursday, June 1, to be paired with a visit with students, staff, and community members. Ahead of...
Southwestern Offers Free GED® Classes Summer Term 2023
Southwestern Oregon Community College is offering FREE GED® and Adult Basic Education classes summer term 2023. These classes prepare individuals to take the GED® exam and update skills to enroll in college or career training programs. Students enrolled in these classes can build a pipeline to enter college, training programs, and jobs in high-demand career areas. We will have two options for GED® and Adult Basic Education classes next term: ...
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