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Solitude: Brookings photographer wins second place in juried show in Coos Bay

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Brookings photographer David Twining’s submission, “Solitude,” won a second-place award and $350 prize in the Coos Art Museum’s juried competition on display through Feb. 21.

COOS BAY — Brookings photographer David Twining received second-place in a five-state juried competition now showing at Coos Art Museum.

The First Place prize was awarded to Patricia Davidson of Coos Bay for “Palouse Highlights,” Second Place was presented to Twining for “Solitude”; and Bryan Coleman of Coos Bay received the Third Place award for “Coastal Comfort.” Prizes were $500 for first, $350 for second and $250 for third.

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Trio performs Sunday in Brookings

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The Trio Cavatina will perform in Brookings Sunday, Jan. 18.

The Trio Cavatina will fill the auditorium of the Brookings Seventh-day Adventist Church with the sounds of Mendelssohn, Schubert and Schumann during its performance Sunday, Jan. 18.

Friends of Music hosts the concert scheduled for 3 p.m. featuring Pianist Ieva Jokubaviciute, violinist Harumi Rhodes, and cellist Priscilla Lee.

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Building Brookings

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Ken Ketcham stands outside Chetco Inn with models of buildings he built, including Capella by the Sea.

“I’ve always had a hobby,”  said Ken Ketcham. 

The 81-year-old sits on a bench in the lobby of the Chetco Inn Residential Care building, and looks at the four wooden models sitting on the table across from him — including one of the very building he’s sitting in. 

“It all started a year ago,” Ketcham said. “I was laying around and I thought, ‘Heck, I could do something.’ I remodeled this building (the Chetco Inn) in 1988, and I had the blueprints, so I built a model of it. And then another, and then another.”

A construction worker for 50 years, Ketcham moved to Brookings in 1970 from Montana, his home state, after initially coming to the town to visit his mother.

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Oregon Caves undergoes a monumental expansion

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GRANTS PASS (AP) — Poeple won’t see a different cave or a new chateau at the Oregon Caves National Monument, but some are calling the expansion of the landmark a monumental change.

The monument will be nearly 10 times its original 488-acre size, with 4,000 acres added. It will include the entire watershed above the caves, where scenic Bigelow Lakes lie below Mount Elijah — named after Elijah Davidson, who discovered the cave in 1874.

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Irish music performed on Japanese flute in concert

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Colleen Raney, left, Cary Novotny and Hanz Araki will be bringing Irish music to the Pistol River Friendship Hall on Saturday night.

Award-winning traditional Irish flute player and vocalist Hanz Araki will be joined by guitarist Cary Novotny, and vocalist and bodhrán player Colleen Raney in concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10.

The Pistol River Concert Association presentation helps the trio celebrate its release of a new album titled “Foreign Shore.”

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