Category Archives: Curry Coastal Pilot

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;

No state, federal funds likely for Brookings;

It’s a good thing the community is rallying behind Chetco Bar Fire survivors, as the state and federal government don’t plan to help, said Brookings City Manager Gary Milliman after a Wild Rivers Community Foundation (WRCF) meeting last week. An Oregon Emergency Management representative reported during the meeting that the Source: No state, federal funds […]
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Brock Smith joins opioid epidemic task force

Oregon Rep. David Brock Smith, R-Port Orford, has been appointed by Gov. Kate Brown to the Opioid Epidemic Task Force. An average of three Oregonians die every week from prescription opioid overdose, and many more become addicted. Source: Brock Smith joins opioid epidemic task force;

Keeping the dream alive

Curry County group advocates for new state, separate from Oregon and California. People driving through Gold Beach are greeted at the city limits by large, green signs with two “Xs” encircled by the words “The Great Seal of the State of Jefferson.” Bewildered tourists might feel inclined to look up the state of Jefferson on […]
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Officials update hundreds of people on status of fire burning near Brookings

Evacuation order issued near Pistol River drainage area. About 400 people filled the Brookings-Harbor High School gym Sunday night to get an update from officials on the Chetco Bar Fire that had burned about 108,000 acres and was about five miles east of Brookings. Source: Officials update hundreds of people on status of fire burning […]
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Fire jumps lines, triggers evacuations

Officials: Danger far from over as winds fan Chetco River wildfire. The steady march of the Chetco Bar Fire slowed overnight and by this morning most of the residents in the Wilderness Retreat, Gardner Ridge Road and Loeb State Park had left their home under a mandatory evacuation order. Source: Fire jumps lines, triggers evacuations; […]
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No FEMA funds for Harbor port

Oregon was able to secure federal funding for infrastructure damage caused by last winter’s storms, but Curry County won’t be getting any. The Port of Brookings Harbor requested $3 million in January for 14 projects to address damage caused by last winter’s storms. Source: No FEMA funds for Harbor port;

Lawmakers OK new bills

A variety of bills came out of the 2017 state legislative session last week — some good, many bad, said State Rep. David Brock Smith, R-Port Orford. Dock repair Senate Bill 5530, which allocates lottery bond funds for dock repairs, will put a small dent in the cost the Port of Brookings Harbor will incur […]
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