Category Archives: Curry Coastal Pilot

Southern Oregon legislators call on their colleagues to condemn violence in Portland

Today, State Representative David Brock Smith and State Senator Dallas Heard, the members of Oregon’s Southwest House and Senate District 01, issued a statement condemning the orchestrated violence, arson and attempted murder of Police Officers in Portland and call on their legislative Portland colleagues to join them. Source: Southern Oregon legislators call on their colleagues […]
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Guest Commentary: ‘No honest debate’ in Salem

Millions have watched around the world as our country grapples with the raw emotions and collective acknowledgement that change must occur. As a State Senator in the Oregon Legislature, I take my role and obligations to my district, state, and country seriously. It is an honor and privilege to serve. This is why I find […]
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Boat inspection keeps invasive species out of Oregon

Whether you’re out on your boat, kayaking or catching a wave on your surfboard, you can expect a cooldown from summer’s approaching heat. What you might not expect, and in fact not even be able to see, are the little stowaways that might be tagging along with you. Two of the most notable examples are […]
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Loeb, some other state parks not expected to open this summer

A $22 million budget gap is responsible for keeping some state parks in the area closed, according to a release from the Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. Although Harris Beach State Park and areas of the popular Samuel H. Bordman Scenic Corridor opened following closure related to the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions, many other state parks in […]
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Port moving forward on dock improvement

Roundabouts, water and drainage improvements, the possibility of a new building and the future of the kite field are some of the topics to be addressed in an update of the Port of Brookings Harbor’s Strategic Business Plan. Source: Port moving forward on dock improvement

Harris Beach State Park reopens with reduced services

Harris Beach State Park reopened to the campers with reservations on June 9, albeit with reduced services levels for day-users and campers. Source: Harris Beach State Park reopens with reduced services

Oregon Army National Guard assists with the delivery of face coverings for agricultural workers in Oregon

Members of the Oregon Army National Guard along with members from the Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Oregon State University Extension program handed out approximately 135,000 face coverings at the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Salem today to local farm managers and producers to be distributed to agriculture and migrant seasonal workers during the harvest […]
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Official: Curry County low risk for coronavirus

Curry County Public Health Administrator Sherrié Ward considers the county a low risk for the novel coronavirus. This comes on the heels of the first presumptive case in neighboring Del Norte County. “If we receive notification of any confirmed cases, we will notify the public immediately by press release and social media,” said Ward. “People […]
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No change to Mill Beach camping

Council considered adding it to state parks no-camping list. Mill Beach will not be added to the Oregon State Parks’ no-camping list after a tight vote by the Brookings City Council. The motion to start the process of Oregon State Parks prohibiting all camping on the beach that sits within Brookings city limits failed due to a […]
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Oregon gas tax going up

What you pay at the pumps in Curry County and across Oregon increases in the new year ahead. The second of four planned hikes in the Oregon gas tax goes into effect Jan. 1. That increase is part of House Bill 2017, the Keep Oregon Moving legislation passed by the Oregon Legislature in 2017. Source: […]
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