Category Archives: Curry Coastal Pilot

Thompson guilty of ethics violations

Brookings Harbor Port Commissioner Roger Thompson has been found guilty of a conflict of interest and will be issued a letter of reprimand by the Oregon Government Ethics Commission. The state commission concluded Thompson violated laws applicable to public officials, acting on a complaint filed by former Port Manager Ted Fitzgerald in April 2017. Source: […]
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Marijuana vendors eye attorney general’s ruling

Local recreational marijuana shop owners are waiting to see how events unfold after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions Thursday rescinded a federal policy allowing states to legalize recreational marijuana. Source: Marijuana vendors eye attorney general’s ruling;

Governor: New homes must be wired for solar

The cost of a new home will increase by hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars in 2020 when all new homes must, by law, be wired for solar power. And two years after that, all new commercial buildings will have to abide by the same rules. Source: Governor: New homes must be wired for solar;

Voters to decide Medicaid fate

Voters will be asked to approve a measure next month that could slightly increase their health insurance costs but keep Medicaid dollars available for a quarter of the state’s population. Voters are urged to register or ensure their voter information is updated before the Jan. 2 registration deadline so they can cast ballots in the […]
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Fire risk discussions set for workshop

Curry County commissioners Wednesday agreed to allow Community Development Director Carolyn Johnson hold a community workshop to discuss the wildland-urban interface — where the forest meets civilization — to better understand fire risk. The agreement came after discussion during a Wednesday meeting in which the new Fire Threat Index maps were displayed and outline areas […]
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State earns C– grade in battle to stop beach erosion

Environmentally sensitive, progressive Oregon just earned a C- from Surfrider Foundation for its work — or lack thereof — addressing coastal erosion and protection, and haphazard development and sea level rise. The foundation’s annual State of the Beach report is compiled each year to focus on issues related to beach access, surfing, water quality, beach […]
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Affordable, workforce housing insufficient throughout Oregon

Curry County isn’t alone in Oregon in regards to insufficient affordable or workforce housing, said Erin Doyle, a lobbyist with League of Oregon Cities at a Small Cities Support Network meeting in Bandon last week. Source: Affordable, workforce housing insufficient throughout Oregon

More tsunami signs for Curry

Curry County motorists will soon see more tsunami evacuation signs along Highway 101 as part of a $354,241 grant from the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program. Source: More tsunami signs for Curry;

Congressman’s call to review mining ban draws fire

A Utah congressman is questioning the legality of the mining withdrawal President Obama approved last year, and that has local fishermen, government officials and environmentalists concerned they might have to go through the entire process again. Source: Congressman’s call to review mining ban draws fire;

$10K in state lottery money to help local homeless veterans

Oregon Coast Community Action (ORCA) has been notified that it will get $10,743 in state lottery money to help Curry and Coos county’s homeless veterans. The money represents 3.7 percent of the $350,000 recently released by the state Housing and Community Services (OHCS) department. Source: $10K in state lottery money to help local homeless veterans;