Fog slows fire, gives crews time to build extensive fire breaks before the return of windy weather

No additional evacuations were issued today as the cool coastal fog in Brookings continued to … Read more

Evacuation level reduced for residents living north of Brookings (Carpenterville Road and Highway 101 area)

As of 2 p.m. today, all residents living within mandatory evacuation area north of Brookings … Read more

American Red Cross provides food, shelter to fire evacuees

While some residents north of Brookings were being allowed to return to their homes, Tuesday, … Read more

Chetco Bar Fire Briefs

Start of school delayed The Brookings-Harbor School District will delay the start of the school … Read more

Fire brings out the best in people

Perhaps the term Chetco Effect has brought a new meaning to the people of Brookings: … Read more

Fire crews build lines before winds return

Brookings and Harbor residents were holding their collective breath Tuesday as more than 700 firefighters … Read more

From the ashes of their home, a couple seeks answers

On Monday afternoon, Cecelia and Layne Worlton slowly made the 14-mile drive from Brookings toward … Read more

Evacuation level reduced: Residents north of Brookings may return to homes

Area includes Carpenterville Road and Highway 101 from Brookings to Pistol River

As of 2 p.m. today, all residents living within mandatory evacuation area starting at Cape … Read more

Race against time: Fire crews scramble to build lines, protect Brookings homes before winds return

Brookings fire at 100,000 acres, now nation's 'top priority wildfire'

Three days. That’s how long hundreds of fire work crews, dozers and backhoes have to … Read more

Brewery seeks assistance with city parking

The city of Brookings will wrestle with its parking regulations in an attempt to help … Read more

Gold Beach library unveils Play and Learn kits

Curry Public Library in Gold Beach, in conjunction with Southwestern Oregon Community College, has recently … Read more

Chetco Bar Fire smokes out Del Norte Coast

While Crescent City residents woke to foggy skies and a dusting of soot and ash … Read more

County Jail Log

The following information is taken from the daily logs ( of local law enforcement agencies. … Read more

Brookings Police Log

Friday, Aug. 18 Dispute, 3:35 a.m.: 500 block of Fern Avenue. Loud noise, 4:25 a.m.: … Read more

Sheriff's Log

Sunday, Aug. 13 Threats, 12:04 p.m.: Oceanview Drive near Highway 101. Intoxicated subjects 4:54 p.m.: … Read more

Fire team labors to protect homes, clear roads

The Rogue Valley 2 Strike Team had a long night Sunday protecting Wilderness Retreat homes … Read more

Available now: Video of today's community fire meeting in Brookings

Fire officials with the Chetco Bar Fire held a public meeting to provide the latest … Read more

Community fire meeting draws big crowd, tough questions

Wildfire around Brookings reaches 92,000 acres

While the Chetco Bar Fire continued to churn through the wilderness around Brookings — consuming … Read more

Three homes destroyed, more firefighters join battle to protect structures

Brookings residents asked to conserve water

Less wind and lower temperatures today are giving firefighters a chance to halt the westward … Read more

Fire official: "The next 24 hours are critical"

Fire crews protect Wilderness Retreat homes overnight, immediate evacuation area expanded as fire continues southward march

EVACUATION UPDATE: Effective immediately, authorities have expanded the immediate evacuation notice (Level 3) to residents … Read more

Highway 101 and Carpenterville Road residents north of Brookings told to evacuate

Wildfire makes a westward run toward the coast

An immediate evacuation order (Level 3) was issued at 5 p.m. today (Aug. 20) for … Read more

Evacuees find safe haven at Brookings shelter

UPDATE: Brookings-Harbor High School officials announced this evening that the Red Cross Emergency Shelter has … Read more

Evacuation areas near Brookings expanded

High winds Saturday night and Sunday expected to fan 22,000 acre wildfire

Expecting strong overnight winds to fan the Chetco Bar Fire near Brookings, authorities Saturday evening … Read more

Chetco River Evacuation: "24 hours or sooner"

UPDATE: As of 4:30 p.m. today, the evacuation area has been expanded to include Gardiner … Read more

Fire jumps lines, triggers evacuations

Officials: Danger far from over as winds fan Chetco River wildfire

UPDATE: The steady march of the Chetco Bar Fire slowed overnight and by this morning … Read more

Eclipse: There goes the sun

Excitement about Monday’s total solar eclipse over a swath of Oregon continues to build — and people in Curry County will see the moon cover about 93 percent of the sun at the peak of the rare celestial phenomenon.

On Friday, many cities and towns in Central Oregon — where the eclipse will be … Read more

Complaints about vet services continue

Efforts to improve the problems at the Veterans Administration in Roseburg continue, but complaints by … Read more

Port Orford Police Log

Thursday, Aug. 10 Port Orford Police Department made 14 traffic stops resulting seven citations. Friday, … Read more

Brookings Police Log

Tuesday, Aug. 15 Dispute, 12:05 a.m.: 97800 block of Court Street. Hit and run, 10:39 … Read more

County Jail Log

The following information is taken from the daily logs ( of local law enforcement agencies. … Read more

Death Notice: Blain A. Tidwell

Blain A.Tidwell Brookings resident Blain A. Tidwell passed away Aug.14, 2017, in Medford, at the … Read more

Court Report

Guy Irvin Hinze, born 1964, of Harbor, was arraigned on charges of possession of methamphetamine … Read more

County balks at seeking grant for Head Start

Curry County commissioners are a little more tepid now about the request to follow through … Read more

Water for airport closer to reality

The Brookings Airport is a tiny step closer to having a water supply after city … Read more

Beach Blaze

Gold Beach fire threatens seaside resorts, RV park

Nobody was injured and no structures were damaged by a seaside brush fire that erupted … Read more

The Curry Coastal Pilot
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