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Living with rare disorder a life-long struggle
October 04, 2013 09:39 pm

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Victoria Gobron bombed Facebook. She emailed friends. She called radio stations and newspapers — anything to get the word out and raise funds for Chiari malformation research.

For all her work, a benefit walk at the Port of Brookings Harbor last Saturday garnered her $18.

“The rain just ruined it for us,” she said.

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TSUNAMI: Be prepared
October 01, 2013 08:09 pm

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For home subscribers, inside today’s Curry Coastal Pilot is a new tsunami evacuation map of the Brookings and Harbor areas. 

And for those reading the Pilot off the rack, the state Department of Geology and Mine Industries’ recently-completed evacuation maps for the entire coast can be found at www.oregontsunami.org. 

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Shutdown: Local impact minimal
October 01, 2013 08:05 pm

With a government shutdown now a reality, the impact here in Curry County looks to be minimal in the short term, but could impact locally the longer it lasts. 

Benefit check delays, closed Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management offices and closed National Parks will be the most immediately felt by local residents. Government websites will be either unavailable or not updated because of the shutdown. Passports will not be processed, which could delay foreign travel. 


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Cover Oregon rollout flawed
October 01, 2013 08:04 pm
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County puts good news, tax info in newsletter
October 01, 2013 08:03 pm

The Curry County Board of Commissioners wants to spread a little good news about county activities — and information about an upcoming ballot tax — in the form of a newsletter to debut in tax bills this month.

“I think people are eager to hear the positive,” said Commissioner David Brock Smith, in a recent special meeting. “I’d like to get some positiveness out there.”


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Port Orford to get critical dredging
October 01, 2013 08:01 pm

The Port of Port Orford will be dredged after the state reached an agreement with the Army Corps of Engineers, bringing relief to the local fishing fleet and community already struggling economically to stay afloat. 

The agreement, signed between the state and the corps on Sept. 17, will provide state funding for dredging projects in small harbors. Federal funding for dredging was cut in the 2013 federal budgets, leaving small ports in the lurch. 

 

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Storm clears out to sunnier weather
September 30, 2013 08:02 am

After dropping almost 3 inches of rain, the gusty wet weekend storm has moved on, leaving the Wild Rivers Coast with a forecast for good weather heading into next weekend.

 Though a few showers may linger through Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service Forecast, high temperatures should stay in the mid 60s, building to sunny days Thursday through Sunday.

The storm reached its peak on Sunday, with 2.12 inches of rain and gusty winds all day, according to the downtown weather station at the Curry Coastal Pilot office. The peak gust was 38 miles per hour Saturday evening, with another gust of 32 mph Sunday afternoon. Total rainfall downtown was 2.85 inches over the three days.

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An unflushable situation
September 27, 2013 07:23 pm

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A unidentified clump of materials not meant to be flushed down toilets clogged a Brookings sewage pipe earlier this year.
 

If it didn’t come out of your body, it doesn’t belong in the potty.

“Water, bodily fluids and toilet paper — period,” said Brookings wastewater treatment plant manager Ray Page. “I’ve seen stuff that made me go, ‘eww,’ and I’ve been doing this for quite awhile.”a

 

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Second storm poised to strike
September 27, 2013 07:22 pm
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