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Every week, Beth Barker-Hidalgo drives a small passenger bus to an empty parking lot near the Gold Beach post office. There, she sets up tables with lunches, and keeps an inventory of supplies ready for whatever her clients — houseless individuals — might need; including hygiene items, tents…

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The rumors circulating about the former Grocery Outlet building in Brookings are true; it will soon be a McKay’s Market, again.

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Curry County will narrowly remain in the moderate-risk category of virus restrictions for another week.

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The Oregon Department of Forestry and USDA Forest Service have begun work that will allow treatment in May in Curry County of a newly detected infestation of sudden oak death. Five tanoak trees at the site were infected with the EU1 strain of Phytophthora ramorum, the pathogen that causes SO…

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SMART Reading has announced the Volunteer of the Year for the South Coast Area, serving Coos and Curry counties. We are proud to share that longtime volunteers Jaci and Hugh Pinkston have taken the honor for 2021.

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Tuesday May 11th, 2021 at about 6:53pm, the Curry County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch received a 911 call from Agness resident David Harelson reporting a boating accident on the Rogue River above Foster Bar in Agness.  Harelson who is the camp host at Foster Bar Campground stated the boat was a…

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During the month of April 2021 on different days, Curry County Sheriff’s Office Detectives with assistance from a Task Force including the Oregon State Police and Brookings Police Department conducted an operation to detect and intercept adults online who are seeking out children and attempt…

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Monday May 10th 2021 at about 6:24pm, the Curry County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch center received a 911 call from twenty one year old David Bowen, stating that he had fallen off about a hundred foot cliff, landed on a rock and had a broken leg.  Bowen stated that he and his friend, Elric Mack…

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On Sunday 05-09-2021 at about 2:10pm, the Curry County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 transfer call through On Star Services from Carl Benion out of Louisiana, stating that he was stuck in the snow on Bear Camp Road in Curry County in his black Cadillac. 

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Thursday May 6th, 2021, Curry County Sheriff’s Detective Maia Mellow was investigating a burglary that occurred in the early morning hours on Elk River Road in Port Orford. 

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A Brookings man died Saturday as a result of a two-vehicle crash on Highway 101, according to Oregon State Police.

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Ziply Fiber announced plans Friday to bring gig-speed fiber Internet service to an additional 22 markets across Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana this calendar year. This expansion will focus mostly on smaller and rural towns and is part of the company’s multi-year $500 million investmen…

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The Pilot gave each candidate in contested elections the opportunity to share a little about themselves before voters head to the polls. Those who responded are below.

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Curry County government is abandoning its accounting software, OpenGov, after spending $140,000 on the rollout of the program.

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Most Oregonians who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits will receive emergency allotments in May. The federal government has approved emergency allotments every month since March 2020, to give SNAP recipients additional support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The first Second Saturday Art Walk of 2021 is planned from 3 to 5 p.m. May 8 at five venues in downtown Brookings.

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After a difficult year of lockdowns and bans on gatherings, local musicians are beginning to hear the music at the end of the tunnel.

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A major new piece of legislation, co-sponsored by Oregon Congressman Peter DeFazio, was introduced in the House of Representatives Thursdau. The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act of 2021 (RAWA) would provide vital new resources for the conservation of Oregon’s at-risk fish and wildlife species.

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After voting to turn over public health last month, the Curry County Board of Commissioners have now given the local mental health authority back to the state.

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Take advantage of the next rainy spring Saturday and do some deep cleaning of your digital devices. In the end, you will be safer from bad actors trying to steal your money and your identity – and your device may actually run more efficiently. 

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It’s an exciting time at Curry Health Network, where the healthcare system is thriving, adding new technologies, services, locations and staff — all of which work together to provide greater health and wellness services to our communities.

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On Monday April 26th, the Oregon Senate passed Senate Bill 580, which will codify class size and caseload as subject matter under consideration when entering into collective bargaining.

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On April 24, the Curry County Sheriff’s Office partnered with Coos Curry Electric Co-Op and the DEA to participate in the 20th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The sheriff’s office collected approximately 75 pounds of unused, unwanted and/or expired medications between the collectio…

 On Monday, the Oregon House passed nine bills aimed at tackling police reform and holding law enforcement accountable. This slate of legislation was championed by Representative Janelle Bynum (D- Clackamas) and the Oregon legislature’s BIPOC Caucus. The legislation sets statewide expectatio…

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Southwestern Oregon Community College is offering free summer term classes through its Coos and Curry campuses. Summer term registration opens Monday, May 3. This will include an offering of academic in-person, in-person/hybrid, and online classes. 

The Internal Revenue Service recently reminded taxpayers to check their tax returns for common errors that could delay refunds or otherwise affect normal processing. Here are some ways to avoid tax return slipups as the May 17 due date gets closer.

On April 22, Business Oregon will open the second round of a grant program for building owners to cover outstanding lease payments from small business tenants that are behind on rent due to COVID-19. The grants can go up to $100,000 per each business tenant, but not more than $3 million for …

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Curry County Assessor/Tax Collector Jim Kolen would like to inform property owners that statements for the third trimester property tax payments of tax year 2020-21 are being mailed out this week. The due date for the third trimester payment is May 17.  Property owners should make sure payme…

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For the reporting period of Wednesday 04/21/2021 through Tuesday 04/27/2021, Curry County Public Health (CCPH) has received notification of 25 new COVID-19 cases; Ten of these cases were reported in one day. Twenty-Two (22) case are South Curry County residents, two (2) are Central Curry Cou…