Coastal News

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Bandon/Curry Co. Join No Visitors List, March 30

Bandon on the South Oregon Coast is the latest community to close its doors to visitors. The Coos County community recently passed a resolution prohibiting overnight visitors due to the COVID-19 virus. The reso...
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USCG Icebreaker back in PNW, March 27

SEATTLE — The 150-member crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star returned Wednesday, March 24, to their homeport of Seattle following a 123-day deployment to Antarctica in support of Operation Deep Freez...
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Quake, March 27

A 3.0-magnitude earthquake shook the Pacific Ocean sea floor off of Northern California Thursday, March 26. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake was located between the two fault lines that run pa...
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Lincoln Co. COVID-19 Case, March 26

NEWPORT, Ore. – The Oregon Health Authority announced Tuesday, March 24, Lincoln County’s first presumptive positive case of COVID-19. The new case brings Oregon’s total to 209 cases. https://govstatus.egov.com...
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Oregon Coast is Closed, March 25

Following Oregon Governor Kate Brown’s declaration to “Stay at Home” order, coastal communities are closing up. Oregon State Parks & Recreation Dept. has closed all coastal State Parks and Beaches. From Bro...
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Cabin-Fever Oregonians head to the Beach, March 24

Was it Cabin Fever or the beginning of Spring Break? No matter what the reason, many Oregonians left the Willamette Valley this past weekend and went to the Coast to enjoy sunny, nice weather. That was despite ...
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Boating Fatal on Devils Lake, March 23

On March 21, 2020, at approximately 1:00pm witnesses on the shores of Devil’s Lake in Lincoln City called 911 to report a person in the water and a boat attempting to retrieve them. Witnesses described the subj...
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Quakes, March 23

A 2.7-magnitude earthquake shook the Pacific Ocean seafloor west of Bandon early Saturday morning, March 21. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake was located between the two fault lines that run p...
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Spring Whale Watch Week, March 20

The Spring Whale Watch Week event returns to the coast March 21 - 29 to celebrate the more than 25,000 Gray whales expected to migrate north past Oregon over the next few months. Trained volunteers will be stat...
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US Forest Service Shuts Down ATV Campgrounds, March 20

The U.S. Forest Service has shut down six campgrounds on the Oregon Coast, including three in the Bay Area, due to the COVID-19 virus. The campgrounds are ATV parks with access to the Oregon Dunes National Recr...