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Official: Salty Harbor tap water safe to drink

High ocean tides and low water levels in the Chetco River do not make a good glass of drinking water, Harbor residents learned this week. And the odd, salty flavor of their tap water is expected to remain for another four days.

The water is safe to drink for most people, except for those who must restrict their salt intake, officials said.

“We’re spoiled,” said Jackie Adams at Harbor Water District. “We’re used to our water tasting really good. It tastes brackish; it’s just terrible.”


School road project complete

City, school and state agency representatives, along with those of private construction and design companies, celebrate the completion of a new road, sidewalks, curbs, gutters and crosswalks at Kalmiopsis Elementary School Friday.

Kalmiopsis Elementary School children returning to school this week discovered a brand new road, sidewalks, gutters and crosswalks on Easy Street.

The project is the result of $663,000 in grant funding and collaboration among city, state and federal agencies and private contractors. Planning for the project started in 2008. 


Hospital CEO Bair resigns

The search will begin soon for a new chief executive officer for the Curry Health Network, after Andrew Bair announced his resignation Wednesday. He had served in that capacity since November 2012.

“It had nothing to do with your article over the weekend,” he said with a laugh. “It’s a family reason. I have an opportunity to consolidate the family.”

The Pilot article to which Bair was referring discussed the arrest of health district board member and secretary/treasurer Marlyn Schafer, who was charged last week with embezzling more than $10,000 from the Gold Beach Senior Center. She volunteered as treasurer for that organization for six years.

One of the alleged misappropriations of funds is $950 from the senior group toward the purchase of campaign signs for the hospital district encouraging voters to approve a $10 million bond to build a new medical facility. The “Save the General” campaign worked.


Sue Gold appointed to school board

Sue Gold

Longtime Brookings resident, current port commissioner and veteran teacher Sue Gold is now a member of the Brookings-Harbor School Board.

Gold, one of four people who applied for an open seat on the board, was appointed during the board’s Thursday night meeting.

“I think I can do some good; that’s why I applied,” Gold said.


Chetco River considered for scenic status

The Chetco River has made the cut and qualified to be a contender for designation as a state Scenic Waterway, it was announced this week.

Representatives of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department want to hear all there is to hear about the 56-mile-long river. A meeting will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Brookings library to solicit comment about the Chetco and why it should be included in the designation. 

If the river, or a particular section of it, is selected, it will be the 21st river in the state to sport the designation. The status is meant to raise awareness and “lightly manage” the recreational and scenic waterway.


Third medical marijuana dispensary in Curry County opens

Earl Crumrine picked up his license Tuesday to open Club Sockeye, a medical marijuana dispensary in Wedderburn, after changing his application to reflect the fact he will own, but won’t work, at the facility.

The county public health department and county commissioners denied Crumrine’s first application late last month, citing two felony convictions from 1999 for the manufacture and delivery of Schedule I and II controlled substances.


Smoke from distant wildfire reaches coast


A shift in winds has sent smoke from a distant California wildfire to the Southern Oregon Coast, causing hazy conditions in Brookings and Harbor.

The Happy Camp Complex fire has burned more than 72,000 acres in the Klamath National Forest since it was ignited by a lightning strike Aug. 11. Happy Camp is located in California’s Siskiyou County, east of Del Norte County.

The fire, now the largest wildfire in California, was just 15 percent contained this afternoon, according to the the U.S. Forest Service. And it’s expected to grow to to high winds and extremely dry conditions.


Kiss Scott Perry goodbye

“It’s a chance for me to thank everybody for their support.” — Scott William Perry

There’s no stopping Brookings’ country singer Scott William Perry.

Fresh off a performance with his band at this summer’s Cape Blanco Country Music Festival, Perry is moving to Nashville to pursue his music dream.

But first, the longtime Brookings resident will play two free farewell concerts: 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Friday at the 101 Bar and Grill in Harbor; 9 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the Lucky 7 Casino in Smith River.

“This is where I started, playing around my hometown, and I just want everybody who hasn’t seen me in a while to come out one last time to say goodbye and have some fun,” said Perry, 29. “It’s a chance for me to thank everybody for their support.”

He’s calling the two local concerts the “Come Kiss Scott William Perry Goodbye” tour.


Brookings motorcyclist dies in 101 wreck

A Brookings man is dead and another is in serious condition at Sutter Coast Hospital in Crescent City after an accident near Wonderstump Road on Highway 101 in California late Friday night.


Measure will fund Curry jail facility

Registered voters are receiving their ballots in the mail this week for the special election whose only question is a tax levy to support the jail.

Ballot Measure 8-78 asks voters to approve a property tax increase of 68 cents per $1,000 assessed valuation; revenue generated from the levy would go only toward the jail. If it passes, property owners will see the new levy on their tax statements this November, said County Assessor Jim Kolen.


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