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Jock Headlee of Gold Beach has been volunteering as a Hunter Education Instructor for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife since 1997, donating hundreds of hours of his time. He was recently recognized with a Platinum Award by ODFW for his 22 years of service to the program.

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The Curry County Fair Board approved a contract agreement to host the Coastal Legends event during a grueling five-and-a-half-hour fair board meeting on Friday, Jan. 17.

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A report addressing the annual state of Curry County is now available online as both a video and a Word document in PDF format.

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A crowd of nearly 75 thumbed their noses at Saturday’s cold wind and threat of rain to participate in the Curry County Triple Women’s March in downtown Brookings.  

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The City of Brookings said it has taken steps to clean up the city’s parks by removing large quantities of trash.

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South Coast Tours has a new boat and some big plans for the upcoming tourism season. Their 27-foot, 225 horsepower Honda motorized Bombard Explorer boat will add to the company’s portfolio of outdoor adventures.

A 73-year-old Brookings man died Jan. 13 in a crash on U.S. Highway 101, a mile north of milepost 16, according to a California Highway Patrol (CHP) report.

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The Brookings Police Department would like to reunite owners with the following found items. To claim property being held in safekeeping, call 541-469-3118, Ext. 0.

Local resident David Mueller caught this 21-pound, 4-ounce steelhead, measuring 39 inches long, from the Chetco River on Jan. 9. Mueller was drift fishing in high, muddy water with a birdie drifter. “Steelhead fishing has never been better,” he said.

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A financial settlement for a grass fire that ignited at a youth camp and started the Lobster Creek Fire on July 1, 2018 has been reached regarding costs that had been billed to Curry County, according to a Jan. 10 press release by Curry County Commissioner Court Boice.

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Plans for this year’s Fourth of July fireworks display and celebration at the Port of Brookings Harbor are at a crossroads, with the popular celebration’s future uncertain.

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Grocery Outlet has announced that the store’s new location at 906 Chetco Ave. in Brookings will be open Jan. 30.

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The driver of a truck hauling scrap metal blamed a gust of wind pushed his truck over, according to Wes's Towing. The accident happened right after he crossed the Patterson Bridge on U.S. Highway 101 heading north from Gold Beach. 

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A group of five fishermen from across southern Oregon has petitioned the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission (ODFW) to make a temporary rule change restricting all harvesting of wild winter steelhead in the entire Oregon Southwest Zone, effective with the 2020 season.

It’s the time of year when we’re gearing up for winter, including the crews with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).

Curry County commissioners voted 2-1 on Wednesday to affirm a county planning commission denial of a Pistol River gravel extraction conditional-use permit filed last spring by Ron Adams.

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Grocery Outlet has announced with this in-store sign that its new store at 906 Chetco Avenue, Brookings will open on Jan. 30.

Patients of Crescent City’s Sutter Coast Hospital, a subsidiary of not-for-profit Sutter Health, headquartered in Sacramento, may well have more billing and pricing options thanks to the resolution of a class-action lawsuit that has been percolating in the courts for more than five years.

The police blotter is a public record of incidents as reported by law-enforcement agencies. All individuals arrested or charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty. The information printed is preliminary and subject to change.

The Brookings Police Department would like to reunite owners with the following found items. To claim property being held in safekeeping, call 541-469-3118, Ext. 0.

“Don’t drop the ball! Come join Brookings Harbor Little League for another fun-filled season!”

An SUV reportedly drove off U.S. Highway 199 at about 8 a.m. Sunday, down an embankment and partly into the Middle Fork Smith River near Patrick Creek Road.

A 37-year-old Roseburg man was struck at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday by a hit-and-run driver while he was walking southbound on the west shoulder of U.S. Highway 101, north of Timbers Boulevard in Smith River.

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Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley packed the house at a Curry County town hall in Port Orford on Jan. 2.

An appeal of the Curry County Planning Commission’s denial of a conditional-use permit for a Pistol River gravel extraction proposal is on the agenda for a 9 a.m. county commissioners’ meeting Wednesday at the Courthouse Annex in Gold Beach.

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A search warrant has led to the arrest of Daniel Richardson on 2 counts of Burglary 2nd degree and Theft 1 by receiving stolen property.

As we install the 2020 calendars and implement our New Year’s resolutions, Oregonians will be faced with several new state laws affecting our day-to-day lives.

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Prohibition of beach camping inside city limits, a draft Social Security Bar lease agreement with the county, land development code revisions for accessory dwelling units, and code revisions for homeless resources are up for discussion at 4 p.m. on Jan. 6 during a Brookings City Council Work…

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It's time to put the display at Nature's Coastal Holiday at Azalea Park away until next year.

The Central Curry School District 1 Board of Directors, meeting Dec. 18 in the Gold Beach High School Library, reviewed the “At a Glance” reports published by the Oregon Department of Education for the district and each school.

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In July, citizens gathered at the Southwestern Oregon Community College (SWOCC) satellite campus in Brookings to voice their concerns about the future of the campus. The Pilot attended that public meeting.

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Now, you can enjoy a “Happy Buzz” - a sunny, uplifting, pine pollen drink.

The Board of Curry County Commissioners is looking ahead to a handful of customer service changes with the beginning of 2020.

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Crabbers are reminded that effective Jan. 1 all surface buoys used with recreational crab pots or rings must be marked to identify the owner of the gear.