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Children across Oregon and the United States may soon be able to receive COVID-19 vaccinations.

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PORTLAND, Ore.—Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is issuing a public health advisory today for unsafe levels of fecal bacteria in ocean waters at Mill Beach in Curry County. People should avoid direct contact with the water in this area until the advisory is lifted.

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Renovations to Curry Medical Center in Brookings are expected to begin September 20 and end in December. Curry Health Network asks that you pardon the dust as work is done to make key technological upgrades to diagnostic imaging equipment. 

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DNACA’s 40th anniversary Performance Series Season Tickets

The Oregon Zoo bid a sad farewell over the weekend to Mochica, elder statesman of the Humboldt penguin colony and a distinguished seabird ambassador for more than three decades. At 31 years old, he was one of the oldest — and best loved — penguins on the planet.

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OSPIRG released a report Sept. 9 detailing medical debt in Oregon and how it can lead Oregonians to bankruptcy. The report, “Unhealthy Debt: Medical costs and bankruptcies in Oregon,” states at least 60 percent of Oregon’s consumer bankruptcies included medical debt in 2019.  

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Renovations to Curry Medical Center in Brookings are expected to begin September 20 and end in December. Curry Health Network asks that you pardon the dust as work is done to make key technological upgrades to diagnostic imaging equipment. 

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With an end to his job as Gold Beach’s top cop, Chief Tracy Wood’s interim successor was named by the Gold Beach City Council at Monday’s meeting. Sergeant Donald Miller will fill in as police chief until a permanent person can be named.

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In its latest effort to make progress on the lack of affordable housing, the Gold Beach City Council on Monday asked Curry County to pre-approve additional dwelling unit plans for home owners who want to offer a year around rental on their property.

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It is first time Oregon’s unemployment rate dropped below 5% since March 2020, when the rate was 3.6%. Oregon’s unemployment rate was below 5% in only two other periods since 1976 when comparable records began.

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Rather than ocean oxygen levels improving as they usually do this time of year, hypoxia off the Pacific Northwest coast is as bad as it’s been at any point in 2021, according to collaborative research by Oregon State University, the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife and Oregon’s crabb…

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Coast Community Health Center has expanded health services available in Port Orford by opening a new and expanded health center located on Tichenor Avenue directly adjacent to the Driftwood Elementary School. Services at the new location in Port Orford started August 3rd.

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The community is invited to join Oregon State University Extension, Oregon Department of Forestry and other partners to learn more about the Sudden Oak Death infestation in Port Orford in a two part webinar series.

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Despite near total agreement that the specially formed Curry County Housing Committee needs to come some distance organizationally, Curry County Commissioners agreed to allow it to continue at their meeting on Wednesday.

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From the extreme job losses in March and April 2020 to the strong job growth of 2021, Oregon’s economy has rapidly changed over the past 17 months.

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Hope. It is what drives all of us. Especially in seasons of great adversity. Nine months ago, Zachary Abblitt was a thriving 18 year old, just having graduated from high school, active with cross country running, biking, surfing, swimming, working out in the gym, playing the piano and bass g…

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While Curry County remains at a record pace for COVID cases, there are signs the worst of the Delta variant may have passed.

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Curry County will be hosting a National Guard Unit to assist it with the latest surge of COVID 19 and the Delta variant, according to information revealed at the Curry County Board of Commissioners meeting on Wednesday.

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In 2022, Oregon employers, on average, will pay less for workers’ compensation coverage, the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) announced Wednesday, Sept. 8. The decline in costs marks nine years of average decreases in the pure premium rate – the base rate insurers u…

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Gov. Kate Brown on Wednesday, Sept. 8, ordered all flags at Oregon public institutions to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, Sept. 9, in honor of U.S. Forest Service contract firefighter Frumencio Ruiz Carapia, who was killed on Aug. 23 after he was struck by a fallin…

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Southwestern Oregon Community College is offering free GED and Adult Basic Education classes in the Fall Term. These classes prepare individuals to take the GED exam and update skills to enroll in college or career training programs. Students enrolled in these classes can build a pipeline to…

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Just months after he successfully got money in the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund released, Congressman Peter DeFazio toured the Coos Bay North Jetty to get a close look at what the funding will do.

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Oregon’s rivers are crucial to supporting biodiversity and providing ecosystem services like clean drinking water and recreation opportunities, offering significant value to people, wildlife, and ecosystems. Yet these rivers are under increasing threat as the climate warms and our population…

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Curry General Hospital in Gold Beach welcomes 11 National Guardsmen, 10 of whom will be assisting hospital and clinic staff with non-clinical job functions, and one who will oversee their deployment. Governor Kate Brown has been deploying up to 1,500 National Guard troops to help hospitals i…

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After he and his staff worked had to provide funding and assistance to get it built, Congressman Peter DeFazio visited Coos Bay to tour Umpqua Hall, the recently finished science building at Southwestern Oregon Community College.

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After initially planning to open this month, the McKay’s Market in Brookings will probably not open until late fall — October or November.

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Linda Evans will be the featured artist for the Manley Art Center from September 5through October 2.  There will be an Art Walk from 3-5 p.m. September 11, and Evans will be interviewed by Pete Chasar at 4 p.m.

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The Friends of Curry Public Library regret to announce the cancellation of their “End of Summer Book Sale,” scheduled for Labor Day weekend. Due to the recent increase in COVID cases and out of an abundance of caution, cancellation seemed the best way to ensure the safety of the community.