When I watch the news and hear of removing symbols of people who, in some cases, had an unsavory past, I can’t help but think of a lesson I learned from a business course. It was called “the frozen evaluation.” They used the example of a boy from “the wrong side of the tracks,” who the commu…
JoAnn VanDerschaaf is many things to many people.
PORT ORFORD —“Finding My Voice with Words & Pictures,” a show of 13 new sculptures by Port Orford artist Janet Pretti, plus a new book designed and written by the artist, will be on display at the Hawthorne Gallery starting Saturday, July 25, and continuing through the end of 2020.
Following the usual three-month winter hiatus that grew to six, the Downtown Brookings Second Saturday Art Walk will finally happen July 11, howbeit with fewer venues, all within walking distance of each other.
SMITH RIVER — The Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation seated three new council members after the Tribe’s May 16 General Election. Debbie Boardman, Jaytuk Steinruck, and Scott Sullivan were sworn in and took their oath of office as newly elected Tribal Council members at the Tribal Council meeting on May 21.
The Nature Conservancy and Wild Rivers Land Trust have announced completion of the transfer of the conservancy’s Nesika Beach Preserve property in Southern Oregon to the local land trust.
We are in a period of exceptional turmoil. Tempers are boiling, divisions widening, cooperation evaporating. Everyone seems to be mad at everybody. How do we fix this?
On June 19 at Dee and Tina Lake’s residence in Brookings, a group of friends gathered to enjoy an ocean and river view along with a garden-lawn presentation of a Quilt of Valor to Dee Lake.
July brings with it thoughts of celebrating our freedom and independence. This year, with unrest taking on many different forms around the world and trying to impress us like modern-day Goliaths, it’s more important than ever to think about who we really are, how that affects our freedom, an…
The brightly colored "Bites of Brookings" Bus will be used to distribute free snack packs to youth in the Brookings-Harbor School District on Wednesdays beginning July 1 and continuing through Aug. 19.
This year’s Azalea Festival had to be rescheduled and many events had to be modified or eliminated to observe requirements of Phase 2 of Oregon’s reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic, but important traditions are being observed, including the selection of a Grand Marshal for the parade and…
Large gatherings of people are still not allowed until the state reaches Stage 4 on its road to reopening due to the pandemic.
Whether you’re out on your boat, kayaking or catching a wave on your surfboard, you can expect a cooldown from summer’s approaching heat.
Tim Fortner only spent four years in the military; 14 months of that time in Southeast Asia. Little did he know, after he left the Marine Corps in 1972, he would spend the next four decades struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder.
About 100 people gathered on the east side of Chetco Avenue just south of 5th Street in Brookings Tuesday afternoon to honor the memory of the Minneapolis man whose death on May 25 has sparked violent protests and rioting across the country.
Add the 3rd Annual Monarch Festival to the growing list of events canceled in Curry County due to COVID-19 restrictions.
At the edge of the Bandon Shopping Center parking lot, a quiet group of veterans gathered to honor fallen veterans.
If you hear the sounds of rolling thunder rumbling through your neighborhood Saturday, don’t panic. It’s just a few stir crazy classic car buffs getting their rides out of quarantine for a cruise of Brookings and Crescent City neighborhoods.
By this time each spring, the Rogue River estuary tends to have taken its shape for the rest of the year. Most of the major weather events shaping the river typically happen in winter, with rare exceptions. In April 2019, there was a momentary threat of flooding with a rain-on-snow event, in…
A lease agreement Early Management Team has with the City of Brookings to run Salmon Run Golf Course will expire at the end of the year.
State biologists are learning a great deal about California’s largest land mammal.
The dark wizard will be back in one hour to wreak havoc on the world — unless you and your team can defeat him. All you need to do is find the hidden clues in his lair, solve challenging puzzles and riddles, and collect all seven wizardly items on the list. If you succeed, you will save the …
Salomeja Lescinskas, who goes by the name “Sunny,” recently became a U.S. citizen and a newly licensed Realtor, now working at Century 21 Agate Realty in Brookings at 1016 Chetco Ave.
Students in Jock Headlee’s most recent ODFW hunter safety class were excited about the hands-on, live-fire component held Saturday, Feb. 29. The students recently completed 14 hours of classroom instruction.
U.S. Coast Guard members are hailed as heroes in local coastal communities. You’ve seen the stories in the news. They rescue crews from fishing boats and search for people who’ve fallen overboard. Helicopters fly in to rescue people stuck on cliffs, and those “Coasties” will even jump out of…
If you don’t know the store is there, you might just drive right on by the local used building supply and resale shop at 616 Memory Lane. “It’s Brookings’ best-kept secret,” says Jerry Balogh, store manager for Curry Community Cares.
“The fair IS happening!” So say Kaitlyn Coleman and Michelle Wills, the two new smiling faces in the office at the Event Center on the Beach. Coleman is the Event Center manager and Wills is the office manager. Both have been on the job just two weeks, but have been quite busy getting things…
The executive director of Oregon Coast Community Action is getting ready to say goodbye to a position he has held since 2013.
After becoming the first Oregon city to receive the Monarch City USA designation, Brookings is committing to do more for the butterfly.
Arguably the sweetest festival in southwestern Oregon is back for its 15th consecutive year — the Winter Art and Chocolate Festival. The event is set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 8 and 9 at Kalmiopsis Elementary School, 650 Easy St., Brookings.
Misty Mountain Brewing and Tap Haus was overflowing Wednesday night with people looking to connect with their fellow Brookings newbies.
Lola Moore celebrated 100 years of life on New Year’s Day.
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.
“We knew something was wrong when we got a call that tiles from our roof were causing cars to dodge them on U.S. Highway 101.”
The sun gleamed through the library windows, resting on fraying book covers and catching dust midair. Soft sounds tickled listeners’ ears as Lisa Lynne’s fingers picked the harp strings.
You’ve seen those bikes with the big balloon-looking knobby tires. Why would someone ride a bike like that? Here’s why …
Update posted on Saturday, Nov. 2
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.
Curry County is known for its abundance of wildlife, including wild turkeys.
Compost, plants, and tough sites
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?
Some organizations assemble the region’s best musicians to form memorable musical ensembles.
Lea Sevey, the Executive Director of Oasis Shelter Home in Gold Beach, is the 2019 recipient of The Midori Hamilton Award.
The Chetco Pelican Players, a nonprofit theater group based in Brookings, is using a novel way to set its 2020 season by asking the public to suggest plays and musicals.
On a sunny afternoon the first weekend of summer vacation, the Christensen family of Brookings took visiting out-of-state friends to play in the Chetco River at Loeb State Park.
Organizers of the Brookings-Harbor School District’s Kindergarten Academy said they were pleased with the first year’s turnout and expect to draw even more participants next summer.
Coffee is an essential part of the morning routine for most people - but what do you really know about your morning brew?
The tantalizing scent of barbecue smoke wafts through the streets of Gold Beach early in the morning. Who’s barbecuing at this hour?
For 6-month old Nox Toler and his 2-year-old brother, Theo, of Crescent City, it was an up-close and personal visit with first-responders and superheroes … with no emergencies to deal with.
Whenever there’s a cheese competition somewhere in the world, it’s a good bet the name Rumiano will be among those acclaimed.
There are numerous ways one might spend those golden years after retirement — traveling, spending more time with family and friends, pursuing a hobby …