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Harlem Hustle
April 08, 2014 10:41 pm

The Harlem Crowns bring their special brand of basketball entertainment to Brookings Harbor High School for a fundraiser Tuesday night.

 The Harlem Crowns entertained a full house at Brookings-Harbor High School on Tuesday night. Click here for story.

Firm guilty of illegal spraying
April 08, 2014 10:36 pm

A commercial aerial spray company falsified records, hampered the investigation and was ultimately found guilty of illegally spraying herbicides on property — and possibly residents — north of Gold Beach, according to a state agency report.

The results of a five-month investigation by the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) will likely result in fines against Pacific Air Research, a White City-based firm owned by Steve Owen.

Findings don’t satisfy Cedar Valley residents
April 08, 2014 10:34 pm

Frustration and anger were the prevailing emotions at a briefing in Gold Beach Tuesday where state officials outlined to residents the details of an aerial spraying incident that left about 40 of them sick last fall.

Oregon Department of Agriculture investigators said their tests revealed aerial sprayer Pacific Air Research of White City contaminated their home lands with pesticides — and probably residents and some animals — during chemical operations in Cedar Valley, north of Gold Beach, last October.

Police nab suspected burglary suspect
April 08, 2014 10:33 pm

Curry County Sheriff’s deputies were able to apprehend 25-year-old Joseph Armfield after an off-duty police officer recognized him as one who allegedly broke into various businesses and cars over the past several months.

Promising salmon season ahead
April 08, 2014 10:31 pm

This year’s recreation salmon season has been set and it should be a good one, Port of Brookings Harbor Commissioner Jim Relaford told the Brookings City Council in a work session Monday evening.

The season, he said, will extend from May 10 to Sept. 7, and be limited to 80,000 pounds of Chinook.


Port Orford Mayor dodges recall effort
April 08, 2014 09:20 pm

Port Orford Mayor Jim Auborn appeared to be on his way to keeping his seat in office — but only by an 11-vote margin — as of press deadline Tuesday night.

Vote counts are not final, but by 9:30 p.m., 204 voters cast their ballots to recall the mayor and 215 voted against the ballot question.

Brookings fisherman cited for dumping mink carcasses into port waters
April 07, 2014 02:40 pm

A Brookings commercial crab fisherman has been cited for first degree water pollution after he allegedly dumped nearly 5,000 pounds of rotting, skinned mink carcasses into the Port of Brookings Harbor last week.


No performing arts center for now
April 04, 2014 07:41 pm

Build it and they … might not come.

Such was the conclusion of Benjamin Jervis, who conducted an analysis to determine the feasibility of Brookings building and supporting a performing arts center (PAC).

Brookings pulls SDC charges
April 04, 2014 07:40 pm

The Brookings City Council has unanimously voted to discontinue collecting Systems Development Charges (SDC) on existing and previously occupied buildings when the business use changes. 

“For many years I have had a concern that collection of these fees has negatively impacted businesses wishing to open shop in our downtown core,” said Mayor Ron Hedenskog. “We made this decision to encourage business owners to look at existing buildings downtown when they are seeking to start up a new business or relocate.”

Curry General back in the baby delivery business
April 04, 2014 07:37 pm

GOLD BEACH — Labor and Delivery services at Curry General Hospital have resumed, and on March 5 the first baby — a healthy boy — was born in the new program, followed by a second baby boy delivered March 28.

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