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Curry County crisis: Regain public trust
January 29, 2014 09:27 am

Members of various law enforcement agencies and counties in Oregon on Friday discuss ways to address fiscal problems threatening to undermine public safety in their regions.

Elected leaders from 18 O&C counties now plan to break into smaller groups and meet in a month to better determine how to address their fiscal problems at the regional level, they agreed at a Public Safety Summit meeting last weekend in Gold Beach.

And the first step will likely address how to regain trust in public servants.

Team's tires slashed at Gold Beach
January 27, 2014 02:18 pm

GOLD BEACH — Police are looking for both the culprits and help for the victims after someone slashed 34 tires on vehicles parked by members of the Gold Beach High basketball team while they were playing at a game in Glide.

The team returned by bus from the game about 4 a.m. Saturday to find the tires had been slashed on vehicles that players, coaches and volunteers had parked on school property.

Gold Beach Police Chief Dixon Andrews reported that 34 tires on 11 vehicles were destroyed, with a total value of between $8,000 and $10,000.

Firefighters corral blaze before it can spread
January 24, 2014 09:43 pm

A Harbor firefighter extinguishes a shed that caught fire after winds whipped up an unattended burn pile.

If anyone needed proof that Curry County was having an unseasonably dry January and that extra care is needed when burning, a fire in Harbor Thursday afternoon provided a valuable lesson. 

An unattended burn pile at a residence in the 98000 block of Olsen Lane resulted in a structure fire that left five homes without power. 

Internet project hailed as boon to economy
January 24, 2014 09:40 pm

Redundancy is here!

Redundancy is here!

After years of negotiations and construction, officials with Charter Communications and Oregon Health Network unveiled a ceremonial “crystal spike” to commemorate the linking of two Internet routes.

“Access to high-tech telecommunications facilities will jump-start economic development,” said County Commissioner David Itzen, who worked to make the connection a reality. “It’s thrilling to see this take place.”

Crabfest in Brookings today
January 24, 2014 09:40 pm
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