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Brookings City Councilors wasted no time at Monday’s meeting, moving forward on Ransom Avenue road work, appointing one person to the Budget Committee and re-appointing two people to the Planning Commission.

The Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development on Feb. 19 chose to deny the Jordan Cove Energy Project’s Federal Consistency application.

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Nicole Farrell didn’t lose a minute making changes designed to increase adoptions as the new executive director at the Wild Rivers Animal Rescue and Shelter in Gold Beach. By the end of the new executive director’s first week, three dogs and five cats had new homes. That’s the same number of…

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Hunter safety shooting day is a hands-on learning opportunity

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High-speed broadband through fiber network connections may soon become a reality for all Coos-Curry Electric Coop (CCEC) customers. The company has spent the past couple of years exploring the feasibility of the project, including town hall meetings in the communities of Gold Beach, Port Orf…

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Dinosaurs lurk in an old-growth rain forest with 350-year-old trees, lush ferns and foliage plants. Kids, trailed by parents taking photos, excitedly follow a hand-drawn map from 40 years ago through the park that contains 23 life-size, prehistoric reptiles tucked amidst and sometimes toweri…

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The Chetco Historical Memorial Project could be ready for an opening ceremony as early as mid-May or June says spokesperson Adrienne Crookes. The group received a $9,917 grant from the Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund on Feb. 7.  

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Last week, Brookings resident Cliff Weeks received a phone call from an unknown caller, who went through a scripted spiel, and then asked him, “Can you hear me?”

It was not unanimous, but Curry County’s official stance is clear — it is against proposed Senate Bill 1530, the state’s controversial cap-and-trade plan.

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CASA volunteers immediately sought help from Curry County Commissioners when the Curry County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) office in Brookings was abruptly closed earlier this month and local staff members were released by the “parent” organization, Douglas County CASA. 


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The Clubhouse owner Cecilia Kettle is hoping to find a permanent home for the business after its current building was sold. She will be closed for two weeks and then move temporarily to Kalmiopsis Elementary School until the end of the school year.

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U.S. Coast Guard members are hailed as heroes in local coastal communities. You’ve seen the stories in the news. They rescue crews from fishing boats and search for people who’ve fallen overboard. Helicopters fly in to rescue people stuck on cliffs, and those “Coasties” will even jump out of…

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Breweries from around the state will celebrate Oregon’s craft beer scene in February by taking part in the 12th annual Zwickelmania by opening their doors to the public with tours, tastings, meet-the-brewer sessions, and free samples. 


Curry County Commissioners moved closer to implementing a vacant “property registration ordinance” for out-of-county property owners during Wednesday’s regular meeting, Feb. 5.

The Hooskanaden slide repair project on U.S. Highway 101 will be underway in early May, as soon as the ground dries out. The project should be completed by August, says Oregon Department of Transportation spokesperson Dan Latham. The current project was delayed from starting last fall due to…

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A large and sprawling homeless encampment in Harbor, upriver from the Chetco River bridge where U.S. Highway 101 crosses, is being cleaned up, starting on Feb. 12 by Curry County crews. Tarps and makeshift tents covered hundreds of square feet of county property along the South Bank Chetco R…

South Coast Head Start showed off its newly remodeled facility in Brookings on Friday afternoon. Nearly 50 people attended the ribbon-cutting in front of the red schoolhouse at 420 Redwood Spur. 

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Brookings Cub Scout Pack 124 presented a $400 check to the Brookings Harbor Food Bank on Jan. 7. They earned the money through a photos-with-Santa fundraiser held Dec. 14. They also held a bake sale, with $250 from that going to the scouts.

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Curry County Commissioner Court Boice has decided to run for a second term for Position 3. The paperwork and fee of $50 were filed on Jan. 21. To date, Boice is the only candidate who has filed for Position 3.

The Gold Beach City Council passed a resolution to put a fuel tax on the ballot at a well-attended meeting on Feb. 3. The council also discussed the road diet reconfiguration of U.S. Highway 101 through town and pondered code amendments restricting short-term rentals in residential zones.

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Lyndsey Dixon has been hired as Business Outreach and Community Coordinator to assist the primarily all-volunteer, nonprofit, grassroots economic development team at Gold Beach Main Street (GBMS). 

The Del Norte Unified School District and the Del Norte Teachers Association met Jan. 29 to continue contract negotiations. At the end of the session, no tentative agreement was reached.

Brookings newcomer connects people with community 

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Club Sockeye will finally open its Gold Beach marijuana retail location after facing months of delays getting its permit approved by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC). 

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Two Brookings sixth-grade boys from Azalea Middle School are headed to Washington, DC this summer. Conrad Watkins and R.E. Krebs were nominated by their pre-algebra teacher, Megan Strain, to attend the Junior National Young Leaders Conference. 

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The City of Gold Beach is weighing the pros and cons of a “road diet” after the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) gave a presentation at the Jan. 6 City Council Meeting. 

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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.

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.

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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.