Category Archives: The World

Coos Bay to hold transportation open house this week

The City of Coos Bay will hold an open house at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, in the Coos Bay City Council chambers, 500 Central Ave., to work on an update of the Transportation System Plan for walking, biking and driving. Source: Coos Bay to hold transportation open house this week | Government and Politics […]
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Coquille Valley Bird Count largest in Oregon

After a previous evening of gusty winds and heavy rain, the 23rd Coquille Valley Christmas Bird Count on Saturday, Jan. 4, reported the highest number of different bird species seen in any of the Christmas Bird Counts in Oregon this season. Source: Coquille Valley Bird Count largest in Oregon | Local News |

Oregon Dunes Visitor’s Center begins second phase of renovation

The second phase of construction at the Oregon Dunes Visitor’s Center has begun, with personnel moving into the completed addition while renovations begin in the original building. Source: Oregon Dunes Visitor’s Center begins second phase of renovation | News |

Tenmile Lake health advisory lifted

The Oregon Health Authority lifted the recreational use health advisory on Tenmile Lakes, Friday afternoon. According to a press release from OHA, water monitoring confirmed that the levels of cyanotoxins are below safety guidelines for human exposure. The advisory was in place for several months while algae blooms were still clearly visible in the water. […]
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New Scottsburg Bridge construction to begin in February

Construction to replace the Scottsburg Bridge on State Highway 38 is expected to begin this year with work beginning Feb. 21 and actual construction of the bridge kicking off in the summer. According to Dan Latham, public information officer for the Oregon Department of Transportation, the bridge will be built by Hamilton Construction, who gave […]
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Oregon Farm Bureau award Rep. Brock Smith for efforts

Oregon Farm Bureau has honored Rep. David Brock Smith with an award for his work on legislation critical to farm and ranch families. Rep. Brock Smith, R-Port Orford, was essential in helping get HB 2437, “the ditch cleaning bill,” passed by the 2019 Oregon Legislature, according to a press release from the Oregon Farm Bureau. […]
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Coquille School District after-school elementary program attendance jumps

The Plus Program helps students with homework, extra studying, as well as developing social skills. Five years ago, the Coquille School District decided to provide an after-school program to help about 30 students with their academic needs. That after-school program now has anywhere from 110 to 140 students each week. Source: Coquille School District after-school […]
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Grants will help boost the pool of special education teachers

n the field of special education, an already acute shortage of teachers is worsening as demand for them continues to grow. A pair of recent grants to the University of Oregon’s College of Education should help stem that tide by providing funding to educate future faculty members who will prepare additional teachers to enter an […]
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Don’t pop the Champagne on Oregon’s job numbers

Oregon is at near full employment. That’s good news, but don’t break out the champagne just yet. Our fizz may soon go flat. Job growth is slowing. And this year, the number of working-age people moving to the state was lower than predicted. In addition, Oregon is the state with the third highest level of […]
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The 2010s were a decade of perseverance for small businesses

2019 is an exuberant end to the decade. There has never been a better time to start or grow a small business in the current booming economy. The unemployment rate is at a 50-year low with 110 months of consecutive positive job growth. Wages have increased 3.1% during the past 12 months. And 30.7 million […]
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