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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.

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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. 

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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…

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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…

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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.   

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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.

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Add the 3rd Annual Monarch Festival to the growing list of events canceled in Curry County due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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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.  

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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…

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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.

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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 …

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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“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…

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The executive director of Oregon Coast Community Action is getting ready to say goodbye to a position he has held since 2013.

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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. 

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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.

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

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Whenever there’s a cheese competition somewhere in the world, it’s a good bet the name Rumiano will be among those acclaimed.

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The words “library” and “a quiet place” seem to go hand in hand.