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The Curry County Board of Realtors (CCBR) has presented Brookings realtor Cy Vandermeer with the group’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Editor’s Note: This is another in The Pilot’s series of “Who We Are” profiles – periodic reports about interesting people in our community and the difference they make.

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’Tis the season for feasting and giving, and that’s exactly what students in Michelle Prudden’s Exploring Careers class at Brookings-Harbor High School are doing.

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‘Better late to the party than never’ was the theme of the day when Chetco River chinook salmon finally kept their date for a free ride to the Elk River Hatchery.

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A Beachfront RV park lease deal seems still on track after a workshop meeting with Curry County’s commissioners.

In near-total darkness, two points of light illuminate a large white transport truck, as the chuffing sound of a conveyor belt breaks the surrounding nighttime quiet.

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It was a 22-mile walk for the South Coast Humane Society Executive Director Jenifer Alcorn and her friend Stacy Cook of Fresno, Calif.

A community tradition continued this Veteran’s Day with Brookings decked out in 300 American flags, plus those representing the U.S. Coast Guard, Merchant Marines, Navy, Army, Air Force, Marines, prisoners of war, and service men and women missing in action (POW-MIA).

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The police blotter is a public record of incidents as reported by law-enforcement agencies. All individuals arrested or charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty. The information printed is preliminary and subject to change.

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On a crisp fall morning, in the not-quite-light of pre-dawn, men in waders gathered to seine for fish at Huntley Park on the Rogue River, about 7 miles up Jerrys Flat Road out of Gold Beach.

A solemn ceremony at Brookings Harbor on Friday marked the third-annual Blessing of the Fleet, a memorial to those who have been lost at sea.

The police blotter is a public record of incidents as reported by law-enforcement agencies. All individuals arrested or charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty. The information printed is preliminary and subject to change.

Former Brookings City Manager Gary Milliman has been recognized for 45 years of service and has been named a Life Member of the professional organization, the International City/County Management Association (ICMA).

The police blotter is a public record of incidents as reported by law-enforcement agencies. All individuals arrested or charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty. The information printed is preliminary and subject to change.

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When Everet Amos puts his line in the water, he hauls out big ones - this time a 1-ton Ford van. "Went fishing for a Chevy and caught a Ford," Amos said in an update to the story.

The police blotter is a public record of incidents as reported by law-enforcement agencies. All individuals arrested or charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty. The information printed is preliminary and subject to change.

A bundle of joyous and energetic fur, Nova entered the room, gave a brief greeting to everyone present, then immediately went to work by heading for the half-pint Mason jar with meth inside that had been hidden across the room.

Mushrooms … silently they pop up, seemingly overnight, in forests, fields and along roadsides. Fall mushroom season is upon us, with chanterelles and shaggy manes abundant in recent weeks.

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It’s all about comfort, according to members of the Brookings Emblem Club #265, who have just completed their 4th annual Quilt Giving Project.

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For the second straight week, Oregon has posted the highest gas-price increase in the nation - 7 cents a gallon - according to the Oregon/Idaho American Automobile Association.

California has passed legislation joining the 27 states, including Oregon, that have approved bills allowing motorists to salvage game animals killed by vehicles.

The police blotter is a public record of incidents as reported by law-enforcement agencies. All individuals arrested or charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty. The information printed is preliminary and subject to change.

Oregon U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, has announced that Oregon State University will receive grants totaling almost $1.6 million from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to advance new climate-related research.

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From heavy downpours to summer-like conditions, the sudden weather changes are not uncommon for Brookings during fall, according to the National Weather Service.

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It's expected to be another back-to-normal week at Brookings-Harbor and Gold Beach High Schools this week following the two schools week long Homecoming activities Oct. 7-11.

When Curry County Emergency Services ceased its sponsorship earlier this year of its Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Brookings Fire Operations Chief Jim Watson was eager to give the team members in the Brookings community a spot in his department.