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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.


Anti-bullying signs planned for Brookings
October 15, 2013 10:38 pm

For more than two years, Gordon Clay of Brookings has been trying to increase awareness of the bullying that takes place in local schools and around town.

And Monday night, he won another battle when the Brookings City Council agreed to let him post anti-bullying signs in four locations throughout town — in time for National Bully Prevention Month. 

First deal reached in mold lawsuits
October 15, 2013 10:37 pm

Mary Rowe knew she risked losing her housing a year ago if she complained about the mold and flea problems at her apartment along Ransom Avenue in Brookings.

But Rowe is neurologically impaired, making her exceptionally sensitive to all kinds of chemicals, and the mold was exacerbating her skin and breathing problems. And she couldn’t afford to relocate. 

New bear for Brookings
October 11, 2013 08:16 pm

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Brookings will soon receive an Evergreen Bank bear of its own — the first of five to come — it was announced Friday. The first “Brookings Bear” is currently being painted blue and gold, the colors of Brookings-Harbor High School. 

Brookings schools trail state averages
October 11, 2013 08:15 pm

Brookings-Harbor schools continue to be below state averages and need improvement, according to new report cards released Thursday by the Oregon Department of Education.

Azalea Middle School and Brookings-Harbor High School showed improvement in all testing areas, but still trail behind state averages when compared with similar schools.

All three schools were rated level three, putting them between the bottom 15 to 44 percent of schools in the state, and raising questions about why Brookings schools continue to underperform. 

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