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Sneaker waves: Watch the water
October 21, 2013 02:04 pm

Don’t let the calm skies fool you, sneaker waves are a danger on the beaches of Curry County.

With moderate swells expected at beaches over the next couple of days, sneaker waves can be a danger, with beach goers not expecting large waves at the beach because of the calm weather at the coast.

Nothing but tax measures on ballot
October 18, 2013 10:17 pm

Ballots for the Nov. 4 elections will be arriving in mailboxes next week and voters face the daunting challenge of choosing between nothing but tax increases.

Residents of Gold Beach and Port Orford have the most to win — or lose — depending on opinions and votes cast.

“You are not in this alone.”
October 18, 2013 10:16 pm

Pedoz Martin is the driving force behind the wheel of the bubblegum pink classic Ford truck parked outside CC’s Clothes for Cancer in Harbor.

The Brookings woman is there for any woman seeking advice, help, direction or even an understanding ear after they get a cancer diagnosis or struggle through the pain of treatment.

School board hears public support for accused coaches
October 18, 2013 10:08 pm

A crowd of more than 70 people packed the Brookings-Harbor school board meeting Wednesday, many to speak in support of two high school coaches accused of bullying student athletes.

The effort was an orchestrated campaign by parents and students who felt that girl’s basketball coach Chris Schofield and former assistant coach Daryn Farmer had been unjustly accused.

Smith River’s man of the world
October 18, 2013 10:08 pm

Henry “Hank” Westbrook III, the Smith River entrepreneur whose ambitions turned a family ranch operation into several ventures in international timber operations, dairy,  tourism, a fish hatchery, lily bulbs and real estate development, has died at age 83.

“Hank had an idea a minute. He had a business idea for everything,” said Teal Westbrook, a granddaughter of the family patriarch.

Brookings man dies in car crash
October 18, 2013 01:59 pm

Firefighters used the jaws of life to free Alex Dunn and Bradley Cupp from this car after an accident Thursday (Oct. 17) evening. Photo courtesy of Curry County Sheriff's Departmen
A Brookings resident was killed and another critically injured when the car they were driving crashed Thursday night on South Bank Chetco River Road.

The passenger, Axel Dunn, 21, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, Bradley Cupp, 28, was in critical condition and airlifted to Oregon State University Hospital in Portland.

Remembering Catherine
October 15, 2013 10:42 pm

Becky Atherton shares stories from her long relationship with Catherine Powers during a celebration of life. The Pilot/Randy Robbins
Catherine Powers touched the lives of many people in her 54 years, and hundreds of friends, family and community members gathered Saturday in Gold Beach to say a final farewell during a celebration of her life.

Powers, who died of a heart attack on Oct. 2, was a driving force behind transitioning the Curry County Animal Shelter into a successful, non-profit entity — Pennies for Pooches — known for successfully finding homes for more 1,000 dogs and cats since 2008. 

Proponents of hospital bond argue their case
October 15, 2013 10:41 pm

“The General” is running out of time. At least that is the message from supporters of the Nov. 5 bond measure to construct a new hospital in Gold Beach. 

“We have a three-year waiver until the summer of 2016,” said Dale Thomas, co-chairman of the Friends of Curry General Hospital PAC. “We will not meet codes once the grandfather clause expires.”

City OKs lower fee for Azalea Park’s Capella
October 15, 2013 10:41 pm

Hosting entertainment in Brookings just got a little less expensive.

The city council agreed Monday night to lower its cost to rent the Capella by the Sea at Azalea Park for nonprofits that bring music or other theatrical performances to town.


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