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Federal county payments extended
September 27, 2013 07:20 pm
Missing man not found by divers
September 25, 2013 03:18 pm

Divers from the Lakeside Fire Department look for the body of a missing man at the Port of Brookings Harbor Sept. 25.

Divers did not recover a body Wednesday morning after making a thorough search of the water around the docks at the ice plant at the Port of Brookings Harbor.

The dive team from the Lakeside Fire Department searched the water for several hours but found nothing.

Nature claims body of Brookings sperm whale
September 25, 2013 12:04 pm

Whale bones are all that remain of sperm whale that washed ashore near Brookings three months ago. The Pilot/Jane Stebbins
The sperm whale that washed ashore on a narrow stretch of a Brookings beach three months ago has decomposed, leaving vertebrae scattered throughout the area near Chetco Point. 

The whale, originally estimated to be 40 feet long, attracted throngs of curious people who had to overcome the stench to reach even the fringe of the beach.

Dive team to search port waters for body
September 25, 2013 12:01 pm

A dive team was scheduled to search the water around the docks at the Port of Brookings-Harbor this morning (Sept. 25) for the body of a man reported missing on Sunday.

“The U.S. Coast Guard used their boats to search the water around 11:30 p.m. Sunday after a citizen reported hearing a splash in the water near the docks,” Bishop said. “They found a size 14 shoe that does match the size of the missing person.”

Rain doesn’t end fire season
September 25, 2013 12:00 pm

After a couple of days of significant rainfall, residents may be wondering if fire season in Brookings and Curry County is over.

The answer is no, according to Jim Watson, operations fire chief for Brookings Fire and Rescue.

County’s jobless rate ranks high in Oregon
September 25, 2013 11:59 am

Unemployment rates for Oregon remained steady at 8.1 percent in August, with Curry County unemployment rates staying among the highest in the state at 10.7 percent, according to new statistics released by the Oregon Employment Department.

While unemployment declined in most counties, rural counties in Southwest Oregon and across Eastern Oregon continue to show high unemployment, especially when compared to the population centers in the Willamette Valley. 

Brookings relaxes rules on alcohol at parks
September 25, 2013 11:58 am

Break out the champagne and roll out the barrel.

The Brookings City Council Monday night agreed to relax its alcohol restrictions on city-owned property to allow people to bring beer and wine to concerts, toast a couple at a wedding at the Capella by the Sea and encourage events such as wine tastings.

Local cell phone coverage disrupted
September 23, 2013 09:58 am

A cut fiber optic cable disrupted cell phone and long disatance telephone service for Coos and Curry counties, Monday. Workers restored service around 4:30 p.m.

A construction crew working on milepost 43 of Highway 42 east of Myrtle Point cut the cable. The crew hit a large rock while doing some bore work, cutting the fiber optic cable around 10:20 a.m.

According to Frontier Communications, crews dug aroud the large rock and spliced together the cable where it was ripped in half. 



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