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Elderly Brookings woman missing
January 14, 2014 12:29 pm

An elderly Brookings woman has gone missing outside of her residence, according to Brookings Police. 

The woman, Metha Christensen, 83, was last seen about noon Tuesday, sweeping the sidewalk near Fifth Street and Krista Lane and may be carrying a broom.

Christensen has curly gray hair and was wearing a light green sweatsuit. She is described by police as having short-term memory problems.

Curry County Sheriff's Office and Brookings Police Department are continuing their search for the woman.  

 Anyone seeing the woman should call 541-469-3118 ext. 0.


County Jail Log Jan. 11, 2014
January 11, 2014 10:34 am
Bears’ days numbered
January 11, 2014 10:23 am

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Evergreen Federal Bank’s beloved BearFest Bears will soon be heading back to the  Bear Hotel in Grants Pass. The bears, which have decorated downtown Brookings from May to the New Year, were welcomed by residents and visitors to the area. 

Having the bears visit was at the request of Brookings Mayor Ron Hedenskog who contacted Evergreen Federal Bank president Jeff Hyde several months ago. 

“We have heard from many residents and visitors that they would like to see the Bears become permanent residents of the City’s downtown area,” Hedenskog said. 


Home Rule charter on ballot
January 11, 2014 10:22 am

Voters will have the chance to change the way county government works in May after supporters gathered enough valid signatures to qualify the question for the ballot in May.

According to Shelley Denney of the Curry County Elections department, proponents collected at least 617 valid signatures to get the question before the voters; the ballot question was certified this week.

C&K Market’s chief resigns
January 11, 2014 10:21 am
Failing culvert forces closure of Chetco River Road
January 10, 2014 11:21 am

With up to 2 inches of rain likely this weekend, the Gold Beach Ranger District has closed the Chetco River Road about 18 miles east of Brookings where a culvert is in danger of failing.

“It’s a safety thing,” said Lola Coombe, civil engineer for the district. “A significant rain event could cause the culvert to fail and pose a danger to motorists.” 



More layoffs for C&K Market
January 08, 2014 08:38 am
Brookings-based C&K Market Inc. laid off at least 45 employees Tuesday, this time at its corporate offices in Brookings and Medford.
The layoffs affect half of its corporate office employees, which the company said it no longer needed because of the recent closure of about a third of its grocery stores since the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Signs point to rough flu season
January 08, 2014 08:37 am
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Flu season has arrived in Oregon with the Center for Disease Control reporting widespread outbreaks of influenza in the state. 
The Oregon Health Authority reports there have been 179 hospitalizations for the flu in the state, with 84 percent of them among those younger than 65. 
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