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Strong support for Crabfest
January 17, 2014 08:57 pm


The crab out at sea might not be feasting, but crab lovers on land have not given up hope of feasting on them — particularly Robert Grosz, coordinator of the Southern Oregon Crabfest, set for Jan. 25.

As of Wednesday, all 250 crab dinner tickets for the inaugural event were sold out, he announced. Free activities and entertainment are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the same day. 

More homeless families in area
January 17, 2014 08:55 pm
Missing woman found alive near Ransom Creek
January 15, 2014 01:04 pm

Police search area near Ransom Creek for missing woman.

The woman missing since yesterday was found alive in the area of Ransom Creek near the intersections of Brook Lane and Timberline Drive shortly before 2 p.m. Wednesday. 

Metha Christensen, 83, went missing yesterday afternoon and had last been seen sweeping the sidewalk near the house where she was visiting relatives.  

Brookings Police Department, Curry County Sheriff's Office and Brookings Fire Department all responded to help find the missing woman.

Searchers converged on the site after a  broom was found in the brush near Ransom Creek by a community member. Police then spread out of the area from there and were able to locate her. 



An udder distraction: Wild cows on highway
January 15, 2014 09:18 am

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An Oregon Department of Transportation sign reading “Wild Cows on Road” has more than a few motorists, well, udderly confused about what’s going on along Highway 101 between Gold Beach and Humbug Mountain.

The term “cattle drive” is taking on a new meaning in the north end of the county.

Stolen trailer, tools recovered
January 15, 2014 09:14 am
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