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.
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.
A report addressing the annual state of Curry County is now available online as both a video and a Word document in PDF format.
Dial turns 65 this month and is ready to retire
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.
The City of Brookings said it has taken steps to clean up the city’s parks by removing large quantities of trash.
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.
Vicki Mizel and Doctor Siggy are lucky to be alive.
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.
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.
Grocery Outlet has announced that the store’s new location at 906 Chetco Ave. in Brookings will be open Jan. 30.
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.
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.
Workshop topics during a Jan. 6 Brookings City Council meeting drew a full house.
Every Tuesday, lunch is served at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Brookings … to anyone who wants to eat, whether homeless, hungry or just lonesome.
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.
Oregon South Coast Fishermen is kicking off its second-annual Chetco Chrome Challenge.
January 1’s arrival often is accompanied by steadfast New Year’s resolutions.
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.
Now, you can enjoy a “Happy Buzz” - a sunny, uplifting, pine pollen drink.
Monarchs from Brookings are making a big impression, as the butterflies are being counted in overwintering areas of California.
The watershed in the North Fork Smith River area has received grant money for restoration projects provided by federal, tribal and local contributors.
When you see U.S. Coast Guard helicopters flying across southwestern Oregon, look for the artwork on the aircraft.
You’ve seen those plastic shopping bags riding our coastal breezes, aloft in the air, often floating down onto bushes and beaches.
Gold Beach Police Chief Tracy Wood celebrated his two-year anniversary on the job Dec. 23. But he’s certainly not a newcomer to the department or to Gold Beach.
More than 90% of the Del Norte Teachers Association’s members voted Dec. 18 to authorize the union’s executive board to call a strike if a contract settlement is not reached.
The newly renovated South Coast Head Start building in Brookings is set to open in early January following a $1.6 million renovation.
Thousands of gray whales are making their annual migration south along the Oregon and California coasts, promising to attract plenty of visitors.
Some Curry County fees went up, others went down following passage of a resolution by the county commissioners during a public hearing Dec. 18.
Curry County Fair Board members are scrambling to ensure the fair will go on after the resignation of Event Center on the Beach manager Nikki Sparks.
Two regional charities, including a Gold Beach-based group, have received donations from an employee group at the Pelican Bay State Prison.
Editor's Note: The following is the second installment of The Pilot's continuing coverage of the community discussion concerning special districts. Join the conversation, post your comments on this story at currypilot.com.
Update posted at 6 a.m. Dec. 18.
Children attending Brookings Head Start classes are enjoying a surprise gift from a group of local knitters.
Midway between Brookings and Crescent City, along U.S. Highway 101, the night sky was lit up over the weekend to beckon motorists to witness the true story of Christmas.
People in the Brookings and Crescent City area have been using rain gear and umbrellas to weather the latest storm systems.
The rain showers and cold temperatures Saturday evening didn’t sway dozens of children, parents and other community members from attending the annual Coastal Christmas Light Parade and Santa Party.
The “green building,” at 16320 Lower Harbor Rd., may be mostly removed, but it keeps giving Port of Brookings Harbor commissioners something to talk about.
The Beachfront RV Park is one step closer to coming under the management of Curry County Parks.
While the world watches the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, millions of eyes will be on a media feature package about Crescent City and its sister city, Rikuzentakata, Japan.
Delegates from Crescent City’s Japanese sister city Rikuzentakata visited here for the purpose of attending women’s empowerment workshops, observing educational strategies and furthering the two cities’ relationship.
A bright economic forecast into 2020 for Curry and Coos counties is emerging from the Oregon Employment Department.
Gasquet resident Mike Cuthbertson is among an international clientele looking for an out-of-the-ordinary camping experience.
The potential of using wind as an alternative energy source is under review in Curry County.
A domestic dispute sends three people, including a baby, to a regional hospital.
More than a dozen volunteers, supporters and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) employees were at Indian Creek Hatchery in Gold Beach on Nov. 13 for the season’s first spawning of Rogue River hatchery chinook salmon.
The spirit of the holiday is alive and well in Brookings this week.
Coastline Neighbors threw a holiday reception on Dec. 4 to present gifts valued at more than $1,100 for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Curry County to give to local foster families and kids.