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The southern region’s two Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) programs that provide support and advocacy for children in foster care are merging, according to an announcement made last week. 

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Editor’s Note: Many people who drive by the Event Center on the Beach in Gold Beach, which is also the home of the Curry County Fair, may not know the history of the property — or how it is managed. Becky Campbell, Gold Beach City Councilor, is among those concerned about the future of the f…

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A federal CARES Act allocation of $10,675,172 to the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation in Smith River will largely be used to offset un-budgeted expenses due to the global coronavirus outbreak, the tribe reported in a news release Tuesday. The funds were part of $8 billion set aside for tribes across th…

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KCIW, Curry Coast Community Radio 100.7 FM is excited to announce that Barnaby Druthers is now airing weekly for the Brookings-Harbor radio audience. Barnaby Druthers is a new 100% original audio theater program that was created specifically for community radio stations and their listening a…

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If you are an avid boater, you may have found your favorite lake or river running low. In fact, some lakes and reservoirs are 30 feet lower than this time last year. Severe low water has attributed to several boat groundings during the first week of August. Rocks or large stumps are exposed …

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A special section published this week salutes the U.S. Coast Guard, which is celebrating an important milestone — 230 years on Aug. 4. The section includes an article about the Station Chetco River in the Port of Brookings Harbor. 

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In the age-old tale of man versus nature, Rick and Jessie Shepherd are trying to come out on top against a local herd of elk that annually invade Blueberry Hill Farms.

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PORT ORFORD —“Finding My Voice with Words & Pictures,” a show of 13 new sculptures by Port Orford artist Janet Pretti, plus a new book designed and written by the artist, will be on display at the Hawthorne Gallery starting Saturday, July 25, and continuing through the end of 2020.

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The Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, and the Medford Bureau of Land Management are increasing fire restrictions effective at 12:01 a.m. on July 18, 2020, on those lands located within the boundaries of the Wild section of the Rogue National Wild and Scenic River. The Wild and Scenic Rog…

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On July 9 the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office reported that an arrest was made in Brookings of a suspect in a June 30 shooting incident in Smith River, California. According to the DNSO Facebook post, in the early morning hours of June 30 deputies responded to the 14000 block of U.S. Highw…

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SMITH RIVER — The Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation seated three new council members after the Tribe’s May 16 General Election. Debbie Boardman, Jaytuk Steinruck, and Scott Sullivan were sworn in and took their oath of office as newly elected Tribal Council members at the Tribal Council meeting on May 21. 

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The July commercial Chinook salmon quota for the area from Humbug Mountain to the Oregon-California border has been increased by 330 Chinook to a revised quota of 630 Chinook according to a notice from  the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife on Thursday morning.

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CHARLESTON — At about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, the Coos County Sheriff’s Office dispatch center received several reports of a subject who had fallen into the bay at the docks in Charleston and was unresponsive.

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In this odd and unprecedented year of 2020 in which all events have been canceled, the Rogue River Triathlon has been granted the green-light! We are going to run the event! We will be following Oregon state guidelines regarding COVID-19. 

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Lily fields are in bloom locally — but not for long, as the blooms are removed to promote bulb growth. 

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As temperatures rise and winds dry the forestlands of Southwest Oregon, officials recently assessed the onset of a fire season with the dual challenge of continuing drought and COVID-19. 

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This year’s Azalea Festival had to be rescheduled and many events had to be modified or eliminated to observe requirements of Phase 2 of Oregon’s reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic, but important traditions are being observed, including the selection of a Grand Marshal for the parade and…

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When winter storms send waves crashing onto Sporthaven Beach, saltwater, sand and debris are sometimes carried across the roadway above the beach and into the adjacent RV park. 

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Curry Public Library of Gold Beach has reopened for library services and summer programs. Like many public facilities, the library has been closed since mid-Marchj due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related concerns. 

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I am thrilled to announce reopened on Monday, June 15!  Our hours will be Monday through Friday 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., and to start we will only be admitting 25 people at a time. Social distancing is required, so please stay six feet away from staff and other patrons. Wearing masks is strongly en…

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The National Park Service (NPS) currently has several openings for temporary seasonal maintenance workers at Redwood National and State Parks.Duties may include custodial work (cleaning, sanitizing and stocking comfort stations, shower buildings, vault toilets and composting toilets) collect…

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The Coos Forest Protective Association has announced that fire season will officially begin at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, June 24. The start of fire season activates restrictions on both public and industrial forest use on all public, private, county, state and Bureau of Land Management lands wit…

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Kaylee Cover was named the 2020 Azalea Festival Queen at the pageant held on June 20 at the Brookings Elks Lodge. Alonna Nails was first runner-up. The announcement was made by Terrie Misfeldt following the pageant. Other members of the Azalea Court are Brooke Firestone, Cartyr Fitzhugh and …