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Southwestern Oregon Community College (SWOCC), which is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, said it is updating its accreditation in 2020 through an evaluation process that involves a visit from an accreditation team, plus public input and comments.

In 2019, the Curry County Cultural Coalition reported awarding grants totaling $8,135 to 11 organizations whose projects most closely fit the goals and guidelines of the coalition and the Oregon Cultural Trust.

The Manley Art Center has announced a new show by Susan Fowler, whose work incorporates themes of sorrow and loss, bodies and history. This is her first show in Brookings. It will be held Saturday from 3-6 p.m. and feature wine, food and an interview with Fowler and Pete Chasar at 4 p.m. Her…

You would think a rainy, dreary weekday in Gold Beach would see relatively few visitors at a local place like Arch Rock Brewing’s cozy, four-barstool tasting room at 28779 Hunter Creek Rd.

The U.S. Coast Guard gives a friendly assist to a disabled crab boat last Friday morning, towing it back to the Port of Brookings Harbor.

The Event Center on the Beach in Gold Beach was in full holiday mode Christmas Day, when hundreds of local residents enjoyed a free Christmas Dinner, plus all the trimmings, catered by the Friends of the Fair.

The parents of these kindergartners were surprised on Christmas morning with handmade snowmen, thanks to Gold Beach Lumber in Brookings. “They were so gracious to donate some boards and paint to my kindergarten class to make a nice gift for their parents,” Kalmiopsis kindergarten teacher Ale…


Nature’s Coastal Holiday, a nonprofit organization responsible for the Festival of Lights holiday display in Azalea Park, is partnering with the Southwestern Oregon Community College (SWOCC) Foundation to offer three scholarships for students attending the school’s campus in Brookings.  

This gorgeous sunrise at Sporthaven Beach on the day before Christmas was captured by Harbor photographer Grant Fraley.

A few weeks ago, our entire team at The Pilot had the opportunity to volunteer one evening at the annual Festival of Lights event. This was my first experience with this dazzling event - and I was in for a huge treat.

Curry County Republicans once again have a headquarters, thanks to donations and hard work by many volunteers. The new headquarters is located at the Port of Brookings Harbor at 16372 Lower Harbor Road.

With dozens of volunteers and supportive local businesses, hundreds of cash-contributing members, and thousands of music lovers attending the shows since 1982, Pistol River has become one of the most interesting concert venues on the West Coast, says Mark Lanier.

Bidding has started for original artworks, with opening rounds at just $5 each, during the Tiny Art Show this week at Wright’s Custom Framing and Art, 810 Chetco Ave. in Brookings.


Brookings Harbor Community Theater’s presentation of “On Golden Pond,” which opened Nov. 2 at 7 p.m., continues Nov. 8-9, and 15-16, as well as Sunday performances on Nov. 10 and 17 at 2 p.m.


You’ve seen those bikes with the big balloon-looking knobby tires. Why would someone ride a bike like that? Here’s why …

The Doobie Brothers Band was recently nominated for the 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, after 50 years on the music scene. They’ve sold more than 48 million albums and have had 16 top-40 hits on Billboard’s Charts.

The first annual Live Culture Coast, a sensory celebration of fermentation, creativity and exploration is winding its way down the southern Oregon Coast, with events happening this week in Gold Beach and Brookings.

When we purchased the Del Norte Triplicate and the Curry Coastal Pilot on July 1, I hit the decks running. Making decisions like crazy, many of which had been long delayed.

A21 (Abolish Slavery in the 21st Century) is a non-profit organization fueled by the heartfelt hope that human beings everywhere will be rescued from bondage and completely restored.

Learn more about a program to help young people who have left school without a high school diploma or GED at a meeting from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Oct. 23 at the Curry Public Library in Gold Beach, located at 94341 3rd St.

The 16th annual Chetco Pelican Players' Haunted House has returned and the terrifying theme this year is the gasping Gothic gore in the House of Monsters!

CASA has officially launched a call to artists, seeking submissions for the second annual Tiny Art Show to benefit CASA and the foster kids of Curry County.

This is a good time to transplant landscape trees and shrubs. Construction activity rarely leaves soils in good shape. At worst, most of the topsoil may have been removed. At best, there is major soil compaction. What are the best ways to improve degraded soils for your garden and landscape?

A herd of elk grazing along a coast pasture caught our attention this morning for this latest addition to The Pilot's Coast Moments gallery.