JC News by Matt Jarvis

Sunrise/Sunset, Coos Bay, OR
Coos Bay, OR, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022 – Sunrise: 7:27 a.m.; Sunset: 4:42 p.m., offering nine-hours and 15-minutes of daylight.

Tides Coos Bay Estuary
Tides for the Coos Bay Estuary, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022 – High tide: 6:22 a.m., 6.55 ft.; Low tide: 11:36 a.m., 3.3 ft.; High tide: 5:17 p.m., 7.04 ft.

Employment on the South Coast: October 2022
Oregon Employment Dept. release – Seasonal Losses in Leisure and Hospitality Reduce Job Tally Coos County total payroll employment rose by 200 jobs in October 2022. Local government education gained 260 jobs over the month. Other industries showing more modest gains included transportation, warehousing, and utilities (+20); wood product manufacturing (+20); and general merchandise stores (+20). Offsetting those gains were estimated losses in leisure and hospitality (-80); professional and business services (-20); and food manufacturing (-20). Coos County total payroll employment fell by 400 jobs over the past year. The largest drops were in general merchandise stores (-70); financial activities (-60); and professional and business services (-50). Other job losses since October 2021 were estimated in mining and logging (-30); private education and health services (-20); other services (-20); and transportation, warehousing, and utilities (-20). Leisure and hospitality (+50); wholesale trade (+40); and manufacturing (+30) had job increases over the year. Curry County payroll employment fell by 200 jobs in October. Leisure and hospitality shed 120 jobs over the month. Smaller losses were also estimated in mining, logging, and construction (-20), and retail trade (-20). Government employment decreased by 30 jobs over the month. Over the past year, Curry County payroll employment fell by 30 jobs. Gains were estimated in leisure and hospitality (+10), and trade, transportation, and utilities (+10). Job losses were estimated in financial activities (-20); manufacturing (-20); and professional and business services (-20). The South Coast area is still down 910 payroll jobs from the total in October 2019.

Southwestern Offers Free GED® Classes Winter Term 2023
SWOCC release – Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College is offering free GED® and Adult Basic Education classes winter term 2023. These classes prepare individuals to take the GED® exam and update skills to enroll in college or career training programs. Students enrolled in these classes can build a pipeline to enter college, training programs, and jobs in high-demand career areas. We will have three options for GED® and Adult Basic Education classes next term: 1. Morning GED® Class – Monday through Thursday from 9am-11am; 2. Afternoon GED® Class – Monday through Thursday from 12pm-2pm; 3. Evening GED® Class – Tuesday through Thursday from 5pm – 8pm. All classes will be live and in person on the Coos Campus. The afternoon class will also be live and in person on the Curry Campus. For students who cannot make it to either campus, classes are offered via Zoom during all three sessions. Winter Term starts January 3rd and ends March 16th. Orientation takes place on January 3, 2023. All students must register before orientation. To register for orientation and classes, please email Adult & Pre-College Education at apce@socc.edu or call 541-888-1593.

OPRD Parking Pass Discount Offered
OPRD release – SALEM, Oregon— Give the gift of the outdoors and save this season with the Oregon State Parks 12-month parking permit sale through December. The permit hangtag once again features whimsical designs from Portland artist El Tran. Holiday shoppers can buy the annual parking permits for only $25, which is a $5 savings starting Dec. 1 and running through Dec. 31. The pass is good for 12 months starting in the month of purchase. Purchasing passes is easy. Buy them online at the Oregon State Parks store. Parking permits are also sold at some state park friends’ group stores and select local businesses throughout the state. For a complete list of vendors, visit stateparks.oregon.gov. Parking costs $5 a day at 25 Oregon state parks unless you have a 12- or 24-month parking permit or a same-day camping receipt. The 24-month pass is $50 and is also available at store.oregonstateparks.org. The permits are transferable from vehicle to vehicle.

NBHS BXB Christmas Wreaths
NBHS release – It is time to order your NBHS Christmas Wreaths! Our Basketball Teams are selling Christmas Wreaths once again this year! You may send your order in with your favorite basketball player or call, or mail your order form to the NBHS Athletic Office. Fax – 541-756-8322 or Phone – 541-751-7160. If you have any questions, please email us at cdonley@nbend.k12.or.us

Merkley, Veterans History Project Partner to Share Veterans’ Stories
ODVA release – Oregonians have stepped up to serve in the United States Armed Forces for generations, or have family members, friends, and loved ones who have answered this call to service. Capturing the firsthand, lived experiences of our veterans is an important way we can honor their sacrifices and dedication to our nation while preserving American history for future generations. That’s why Jeff’s office teamed up with the Library of Congress American Folklife Center’s Veterans History Project to help record and share the unique stories of Oregon veterans from all walks of life. The Veterans History Project (VHP) was created by Congress in 2000 to collect and preserve the first-person narratives from United States military veterans from World War I through the present so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of military service. To date, VHP has collected more than 114,000 individual accounts from veterans who have served our country since World War I. In addition to audio and video recorded oral history interviews from veterans and Gold Star Families, VHP accepts and makes accessible memoirs and collections of original photographs, letters, diaries, maps, and other historical documents from veterans. The collections are accessible online, and are used by millions of researchers, authors, filmmakers, students, teachers, and more each year. How to Participate: 1. If you are an Oregon veteran, sit down and share your service story with a family member, friend, loved one, or community member and record a conversation about your military experiences for 30 minutes or longer, and/or donate an original collection of accepted materials from your time in service. Gold Star Family members may also share the service story of an immediate family member lost in the line of duty of military service. 2. Volunteer to interview a veteran in your family or community. Jeff’s office is building a team of volunteers to interview Oregon veterans around the state. VHP also provides free Zoom or in-person training workshops for organizations interested in learning how to conduct interviews. 3. Collect or donate a veteran’s historical documents—check out what VHP accepts and collects. If you are an Oregon veteran or Gold Star Family members interested in learning more about how to participate, or if you would like to volunteer to interview or collect materials from Oregon veterans, email VHP@merkley.senate.gov for assistance from Jeff’s office.

A 3.1-magnitude earthquake was recorded at the southern end of the two fault lines that run parallel with the Oregon Coast Monday, Nov. 28. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake was located west of Petrolia, CA near Cape Mendocino in Northern California.

Pedestrian Train Fatality, Lane Co.
On November 25, 2022 the Lane County Sheriff’s Office received information that an adult male had been struck by a train along the Union Pacific rail line by Salmon Creek Rd. in Oakridge. Oregon State Troopers were first to arrive on scene and attempted life-saving efforts including CPR. However, the male did not survive. The involved male was identified as 57-year-old Derek Lee Berling of Oakridge. Preliminary investigation indicates that Berling was running westbound along the railroad tracks prior to being struck. He was reportedly wearing headphones and did not respond when train operators sounded a horn multiple times. Despite conducting an emergency stop, train operators were unable to stop the train in time to avoid a collision.

Criminal Trespass
According to an entry on the CBPD log for Nov. 27, 7:16 a.m., 1700 block Thompson Rd., 48-year old Joseph Fullerton charged with Criminal Trespass II, “cited in lieu of custody.”

Probation Violation
According to an entry on the CBPD log for Nov. 27, 1:43 p.m., 400 block So. 4th St., “subjects doing drugs outside of business,” 40-year old Michael Emory Dunn charged with Probation Violation, “Dunn transported to Reedsport Jail.”

According to an entry on the CBPD log for Nov. 27, 4:31 p.m., 29821 Ellensburg Ave., Curry Co. SO, “Curry Co. SO served two CBPD warrants” on 40-year old Ryan David Lile.

According to an entry on the CBPD log for Nov. 27, 6:42 p.m., 146 No. 4th St., Reedsport PD, “Reedsport PD served warrants” on 24-year old Christine Marie Saxon charging FTA on Theft I & Theft II, also FTA 1.

According to an entry on the NBPD log for Nov. 27, 1:12 p.m., 2000 block Sheridan Ave., “burglary.”

According to an entry on the CQPD log for Nov. 27, 12:21 a.m., 3rd & Baxter, “DUII as a result of traffic stop,” 58-year old Kelly Jefferson Thompson charged with DUII, “Thompson was cited in lieu of custody.”

Considerable cloudiness along the South Oregon Coast with occasional rain showers by afternoon. Highs near 50 and winds from the South at 10-15 mph. Showers early tonight, then a steady rain late. Lows in the mid 40s and winds from the South at 15-25 mph. Rain on Wednesday.




OSU release – CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State is 16th by both the Associated Press and AFCA Coaches rankings, which were both released on Sunday. The Beavers’ No. 16 mark by the AP is the team’s highest since OSU was 15th prior to the 2012 Alamo Bowl versus Texas. It’s also the highest in the AFCA Coaches rankings since the Beavers were 14th prior to playing the Longhorns that season. Oregon State is coming off a 38-34 comeback win over Oregon Saturday. The Beavers, once down 31-10, scored 28 of the game’s final 31 points and 21 unanswered. Isaiah Newell scored on a 6-yard rush with 8:11 remaining in the fourth quarter to serve as the game winner. AP Rankings: Georgia (12-0) is No. 1, followed by No. 2 Michigan (12-0), No. 3 TCU (12-0), No. 4 Southern Cal (11-1) & No. 5 Ohio St. (11-1). Other Pac-12 teams: Washington (10-2) is ranked No. 9, Utah (9-3) No. 12, Oregon (9-3) No. 15, and UCLA (9-3) No. 17.

OSU VB Coach Leaves Beavers
Oregon State’s volleyball team finished the 2022 collegiate season Friday, Nov. 25 with a loss to Oregon at Eugene. The Beavers end with a 7-23 overall record and 2-18 in the Pac-12. Earlier, OSU head coach Mark Barnard announced he was retiring at the end of the season. Here’s that release from OSU, Nov. 16, 2022 – CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State volleyball coach Mark Barnard will retire at the end of the 2022 season to pursue other opportunities and explore his many interests outside of collegiate athletics, he announced. “Both myself and my wife, Louise, would like to thank Scott Barnes and the University for providing me with 18 unforgettable years,” Barnard said. “It was an honor to coach the volleyball program and be associated with so many great student-athletes, staff, coaches and alumni. We moved here with the intention of spending three to four years living in the U.S. and it somehow turned into 18. We are very grateful that we were able to raise our family in such a wonderful town and will always consider this our home. I am excited to spend more time in our real estate business and travel.” “All of us at Oregon State thank Mark Barnard for his long-time commitment to our athletic department, the volleyball program and the student-athletes he coached while in Corvallis,” Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Scott Barnes said. “We wish Mark and his family nothing but the best in their future endeavors.” Barnard joined Oregon State on July 22, 2005 as an assistant coach and was promoted to associate head coach in July 2008. He took over the program as the head coach on June 27, 2016. During his 18 years with the program, the Beavers advanced to the NCAA Tournament two times, including a trip to the Sweet 16 in 2014 after postseason wins over Creighton and UALR. Two players received All-America accolades during his time, including Mary-Kate Marshall who is the program’s only two-time recipient. He also helped lead 15 players to All-Pac-12 honors and had more than 100 student-athletes receive Pac-12 All-Academic recognition. Oregon State will immediately begin a national search for Barnard’s successor, Barnes said.