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Weather, landslide alerts for today
March 28, 2014 11:43 am

Storm front heads right at us.
Both storm warnings and landslide warnings have been issued today for Soutwestern Oregon.

The National Weather Service has issued the following alert for today and tonight:  Flood Potential Outlook for rapid rises on rivers and streams in the following counties in Oregon: Coos, Curry and Josephine.

A very wet system will move through the area Friday and Friday night bringing heavy rain to the coast and coastal mountains and moderate to heavy rain to some inland areas.

Demand outstrips supply
March 25, 2014 07:08 pm

Brookings Harbor High School students deliver donated food to the Brookings Community Helpers food bank last Christmas as part of a school project.

Brookings-Harbor Community Helpers Food Bank volunteers didn’t expect to see an increase in people using its services the first two months of 2014.

They expected to see a small uptick in need and possibly an equally small decline in donations after five businesses — Shop Smart, Pharmacy Express, Chetco Pharmacy, the Brookings Inn, and the Nautical Inn immediately south of the border — closed their doors.


CEO: Split beds between cities
March 25, 2014 07:05 pm

Andrew Bair, CEO of Curry Health Network, is still trying to get the word out that the north end of the county will not be left behind if he obtains permission to divide the number of hospital beds between Gold Beach and Brookings.

He approached the Curry County Board of Commissioners Wednesday to ask for a letter of support for a proposal to split the number of beds between the hospital in Gold Beach and the urgent care facility on Fifth Street in Brookings


Group wins public disclosure on spraying
March 25, 2014 07:01 pm

Beyond Toxics has made a dent in the armor of the Oregon Department of Agriculture in regard to disclosures it must make about chemical spraying.

The Eugene-based nonprofit health advocacy organization tackled the issue last fall when several residents in Cedar Valley, near Gold Beach, complained about a variety of health problems after a helicopter sprayed private timberlands near their homes last October.

Huxley seeks seat on county commission
March 21, 2014 07:37 pm
Thomas Huxley

Tom Huxley believes Curry County government needs a bit of a reboot, from the foundation up, before any issues it faces can be solved.
Parents protest proposal to move grades to high school
March 21, 2014 07:33 pm

GOLD BEACH — Dozens of concerned parents packed the Central Curry District School Board meeting this week to protest the superintendent’s proposal to move the seventh and eighth grades at Riley Creek Elementary School to the high school.

Gold Beach father Lee Carkhuff doesn’t want his 13-year-old daughter, a seventh grader, to be placed with much older students. He will pull her out of school before letting that happen.

Whale watching week!
March 21, 2014 07:30 pm


The Oregon Coast is the place to be today through March 29 as gray whales cruise north on their annual spring migration. So grab some binoculars and turn them seaward.

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