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Women champion public safety levy
May 07, 2013 08:42 pm

Linda Bozack and Lauren Spector hand out literature supporting passage of Ballot Measure 8-71 from a table staged outside of the Brookings Post Office Monday. The Pilot/Jane Stebbins
Lauren Spector and Linda Bozack discuss the merits of the tax measure that appears on the May 21 ballot, in most voters’ mailboxes this week. 

The two – and pup Meka – are part of the campaign arm of the group supporting the tax measure, which if approved, is estimated to restore $4.5 million of law enforcement services in Curry County. 

State may combine city, county public safety services
May 07, 2013 08:38 pm

The Curry Coastal Pilot learned late Tuesday that House Bill 3453, legislation that would allow the state to combine Curry County’s public safety services with those of the cities, had been amended after languishing in committee for about six weeks.

City will replace disinfection unit at sewage plant
May 07, 2013 08:14 pm

The Brookings city council has approved the replacement of a ultraviolet light disinfection unit at the Wastewater Treatment Plant, officials there announced Tuesday.

Typically, sewage is processed into wastewater at the plant, and that effluent is discharged into the ocean. The final stage of treating the wastewater is running it through the UV light unit.

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May 06, 2013 09:25 am

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Communitywide treasure hunt
May 03, 2013 07:43 pm

Bargain hunters seek treasures at the Brookings-Harbor Christian Church, which started its sale on Friday. The Pilot/DesireƩ Hood
“Be early and carry a lot of dollar bills,” is the advice that yard sale organizer Mary De Armond has for bargain hunters participating in today’s communitywide Garage Sale Saturday in Brookings-Harbor.

Armond, who is overseeing the sale at Brookings-Harbor Christian Church, is among the scores of people, who spent the last few weeks preparing for the event.

An early start to brushfire season
May 03, 2013 07:38 pm

With another day of temperatures in the 80s and 90s expected along the coast today, wildland fire officials are on alert and asking residents to take extra steps to prevent brushfires.

“We’ve been chasing small fires all week long,” said John Flannigan, spokesman for the Coos Forest Protective Association. “Most of the fires were by people doing private burns and finding out that material is dryer than they thought.”

Search for suspected burglar continues
May 03, 2013 07:36 pm

The Curry County authorities on Friday were looking for a man who shoved aside an 85-year-old woman during a break-in of her Harbor home Wednesday night.

The man was described as about 30 years old, with a slim build, weighing 150 pounds and 5-foot-9-inches tall. He had short hair, was clean-shaven, was wearing dark pants and a white T-shirt and might have a foreign accent.

Candidates share vision, ideas
May 03, 2013 07:35 pm

More than 50 citizens filled the Chetco Community Public Library meeting room Wednesday night to hear candidates vying for board seats in four special districts share their visions on everything from sewer rates to state funding for Southwestern Oregon Community College.

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