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Oregon State Police (OSP) are investigating the Aug. 13 death of a 23-year-old Brookings man following a high-speed chase that began in Brookings and ended at Pistol River State Park near Gold Beach.

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A child missing in the early hours of Friday morning was located near the south bank of the Chetco River in Brookings.

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Curry County officials say they remain perplexed as to why local traffic court systems are experiencing a high rate of no-shows, especially with a stiff penalty for those facing only minor citations.

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This is the conclusion of a two-part story. The Brookings man who is sharing his account asked The Pilot to hide his identity and refer to him only as “M.”

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“The number-one issue in Curry County, and the need for ‘all hands on deck,’ is the shortage of affordable and workforce housing,” Curry County Commissioner Court Boice told The Pilot as he prepared to present a resolution for an emergency housing declaration during the Curry County Board of…

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Curry Health Network CEO Ginny Williams and its board of directors have learned the organization will be receiving $2 million from the State of Oregon to open an emergency department at the Curry Medical Center, the network’s clinic in Brookings.

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With the new school year beginning in September, school officials in Crescent City, Brookings and Gold Beach said they’ll be closely monitoring student absenteeism rates and developing solutions to lower those rates.

Over the years, residents of Wonder Stump Road have expressed concerns that Del Norte County officials are moving toward an unnecessary widening of the road, all the while receiving assurances no such plan is in motion.

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“Without a navigable channel, we are going to lose our fishing, we are going to lose our recreation, we are going to lose our tourism, and the economic fallout from that will be huge,” declared Curry County Commissioner Chris Paasch.

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Traffic is crazy, along U.S. Highway 101 from Crescent City north up through Brookings-Harbor and Gold Beach.

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Brookings Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police Kelby McCrae is heading into his second year as Brookings’ top cop with excitement and a strong vision for community service.

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James T. Henderson awoke the morning of July 12 at his campsite in Florence Keller County Park outside of Crescent City to find that a thief had attempted to steal his two mountain bikes by cutting the main security cable securing them to the rack on the back of his van.

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This is the second of a two-part story, commissioned by Country Media and written by national journalist Kathleen Stinson, about housing issues facing the region stretching from Crescent City on the south to Gold Beach on the north. The first installment, focusing on Gold Beach and Brookings…

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Del Norte County officials say a suspicious substance detected last week in the mailroom at Pelican Bay State Prison was identified in preliminary testing as ricin, a potentially lethal poison derived from the waste product of castor beans.

Residential development in Del Norte County over the past 20 years paints a picture of both growth spurts and subsequent periods of limited development.

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More than a hundred Pelican Bay State Prison employees were quarantined after a suspicious substance was found in a letter. The employees were reportedly released the following morning.

Firefighters across Curry County and throughout Oregon are bracing for an intense and explosive wildfire season, with the human element a key concern.

The Brookings City Council now has ratified two employee contracts, ending months of negotiations with the Brookings Police Association, and Teamsters Local Union 223.

Two law enforcement agencies and the Harbor Fire Department responded to a bomb threat in Brookings at about noon July 22.

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Country Media commissioned a seasoned journalist to spend the last three weeks researching local efforts to create additional housing in the region stretching from Gold Beach south through Del Norte County. This is Part I of that two-part series, focusing first on Curry County.

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Construction on a permanent repair of U.S. Highway 101 in the Hooskanaden slide area north of Brookings is scheduled to begin later this summer, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).

Scientists now can predict where and when blue whales are most likely to be foraging for food in the California Current Ecosystem, which helps in the management of the endangered population, a new study shows.

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Safety was the theme of recent annual law enforcement jet boat training along the Rogue River at Gold Beach hosted by the Curry County Sheriff’s Office.

A new statewide assessment of Oregon retailers that carry tobacco shows the reach of the tobacco industry’s marketing.

The U.S. Geological Survey reports there was no inland damage nor tsunami generated by a 5.4-magnitude earthquake at 8 a.m. July 17 off the southern Oregon coast.

The Brookings Harbor School Board has selected Dawn Granger, of the South Coast Education Service District, to serve as its acting superintendent.

Curry County is one of six in Oregon that will receive federal assistance to supplement state and local recovery efforts in areas affected by severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides April 6-21.

The Southwestern Oregon Community College Board of Directors will soon schedule a work session to review concerns raised by community members regarding operations of the Curry County SWOCC campus.

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Holding signs that read “Protect the Dreamers” and “Close the Camps,” while singing patriotic songs, about 75 people gathered at the Bankus Fountain in Brookings to support immigrants at U.S. detention camps and to protest the Trump Administration’s immigration policies.

Efforts to establish an emergency department at Curry Medical Center, 500 5th St. in Brookings, are one step closer to reality following the Oregon Legislature’s approval of $2 million for the project.

The Oregon Department of Transportation’s $5.2-million improvement project is continuing along U.S. Highway 101 in Curry County between milepost 295 and 300, Childers Road to Garrison Slough.