JC News by Matt Jarvis

Sunrise/Sunset, Coos Bay, OR
Coos Bay, OR, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023 – Sunrise: 7:35 a.m. and Sunset: 4:40 p.m., offering nine-hours and five-minutes of daylight.

Tides for Coos Bay, OR Estuary
Coos Bay, OR Estuary Tides for Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023 – Low tide: 2:30 a.m., 1.99 ft.; High tide: 9:14 a.m., 6.84 ft.; Low tide: 3:53 p.m., 1.92 ft.; High tide: 9:45 p.m., 5.21 ft.

Shore Acres Holiday Lights
How do I reserve timed entry (date and time) and $5 parking? Available now online at https://bit.ly/2023holidaylights or call 800-452-5687, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Free Shuttle Service to Holiday Lights Show
Coos Bay-North Bend-Charleston Visitor & Convention release – This year brings a new way to beat the traffic and parking for Holiday Lights at Shore Acres – a FREE Shuttle Bus! Santa’s Shuttle will run between the Charleston Marina and Shore Acres State Park Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, plus Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve, throughout the six weeks starting from Thanksgiving and leading up to New Year’s Eve. These wheelchair-accessible shuttles will depart from the marina every 20 minutes between 4:15pm and 8:00pm. Last shuttle will leave the marina at 8:00pm to give folks enough time to enjoy the lights before the park closes at 9pm. A Few More Details: There is no need to make a reservation for the shuttle. It will run on a first come, first served basis. The shuttle will run every 20 minutes or so (based on traffic conditions) from the marina to the park from 4:15pm to 8pm. The last shuttle to the park will be at 8pm since the park closes at 9pm and we want everyone to have enough time to enjoy the lights before they have to return to the Marina. All guests to the park must depart the park by 9pm, though shuttles may have to run a bit longer to get all passengers back to the Marina. Two shuttles will run – a 20-passenger and a 44-passenger, both are wheelchair-accessible. The shuttle is FREE of charge thanks to a grant from The Ford Family Foundation and the Coos Bay-North Bend-Charleston Visitor & Convention Bureau. It’s the perfect way to enjoy the enchanting lights display at Shore Acres. Make the most of the season and take a ride on our Santa’s Shuttle to experience the magic of Shore Acres State Park’s holiday lights show! Thanks to First Student Buses for their assistance with this project.

Coos Co. Commissioners
The Coos County Board of Commissioners has scheduled or will attend the following meetings during the period of Nov. December 4, 2023 through December 8, 2023: COMMITTEE MEETINGS – Thursday, December 7: 6:00 PM Joint Work session with Coos Bay and North Bend City Councils re: CBEMP Update- Coos Bay City Hall, 500 Central Avenue, Coos Bay, 7:00 PM Planning Commission. These meetings are open to the public, with the exception of executive session. Unless otherwise noted, all meetings will take place in the Owen Building large conference room; the Owen Building is located at 201 N. Adams, Coquille. Regular Board meetings can now be viewed on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSBIVF1IsAVmowSokRR2v_A

Coos Bay/North Bend/Coos Co. Work Session
Members of the Coos Bay, North Bend City Councils will meet with the Coos Co. Board of Commissioners in a joint Work Session on Thursday, December 7, 2023 – 6:00 PM, Coos Bay City Hall 500 Central Avenue Coos Bay, OR. Agenda: 1. Public Comment; 2. Coos Bay Estuary Management Plan (CBEMP) Phase I Updates; Individual City and County Webpage Links (for reference): City of Coos Bay; City of North Bend; Coos County; 2a. Coos Bay Estuary Management Plan (CBEMP) Phase I Updates; 3. Adjourn.

Heceta Bank
On Dec. 7th, Egyptian Theater, Coos Bay, the Oregon State University Marine Initiative presents “Heceta Bank, Oregon’s Hidden Wonder.” The Special screen shows one of the Coast’s most unique habitats. A short film featuring Oregon State University scientists and rare underwater footage. The show is FREE; however, donations are appreciated! Donate at: beav.es/T67. RSVP at beav.es/qwf. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m. screening, followed by Q&A panel; 8:20 p.m., relocate to 7 Devils Brewery for an informal discussion (247 So. 2nd St., Coos Bay).

¡SPANGLISH!: Spanish Conversational Program, at CBPL
Coos Bay Public Library will be offering ¡SPANGLISH!: Spanish Conversational Program via Zoom (virtual meeting software) and in-person. We meet twice a month: every first Thursday on Zoom and every third Saturday at the library (due to the upcoming holiday, we won’t meet in-person in December but will resume in January). December session will be on Thursday, December 7 from 5:00pm-6:00pm (Zoom). Program is for those who wish to practice their Spanish conversational skills and help other learners in a friendly setting. Attendees will have the opportunity to converse in Spanish as a group for one hour in a casual, informal environment. This is NOT a class, but we will provide ideas for conversational topics. Beginners are welcome. Let’s talk! This program is FREE and open to anyone who wishes to sharpen their Spanish conversational skills. Register for Thursday Zoom sessions @ https://bit.ly/3bihvqB

BACC Economic Outlook Forum
BACC release – The 31st Annual Bay Area Economic Outlook Forum will be held on Friday, December 8th, starting at 6:45 am at The Mill Casino, utilizing, once again, an in house face to face format. This event is a joint project of the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce and Banner Bank. The schedule for our 2023 program is very similar to previous year’s, with the continued use of an introductory speaker, this time focused on the challenge of transportation issues and opportunities we have face on the southwestern Oregon coast. After the introductory piece, our Oregon Employment Department economist, Guy Tauer, appears on the agenda. Areas of local update focus are focused on Transportation this year which will include the Southwest Regional Airport on air service, the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay on rail services and Senator David Brock Smith on our area roads system. The popular feature “Home Grown Business Successes” will highlight two operations that worked through the challenges of the past two years and are part of our local success. Economist John Mitchell, our keynote presentation, remains our final speaker of the Forum. Tim Novotny, Communications Manager for the Coquille Indian Tribe, will be our emcee for the program.

Volunteer Committee Openings, City of Coos Bay
The City of Coos Bay is seeking volunteers to fill positions on the Planning Commission, Parks Commission and Budget Committee. Applications are available from the City Manager’s Office at City Hall, by calling 541-269-8912, or on the City’s website at www.coosbayor.gov. Applications will be accepted in the City Mangers Office through 5:00 p.m. December 26, 2023. Applicants will be contacted to schedule interviews with the City Council. Planning Commission – Applicants shall have been residents of the city for at least one year, except that two members may reside outside the city limits but within Coos County if such persons own property within the city limits. These boards, commissions & committees are comprised of appointed community members and meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm in the City Council Chambers. There are three terms expiring on December 31, 2023, on the Planning Commission. Parks Commission – The Parks Commission is comprised of one City Councilor, one Planning Commissioner, and remaining positions are filled by interested persons. Membership, if possible, should include a landscape design professional, landscaping business professional, design professional, parks management professional and a bicycle or pedestrian enthusiast with subject matter expertise. Applications must be a resident of the City of Coos Bay or own property in the city. The Parks Commission meets once a month. Budget Committee – Applicants must be a resident of the City of Coos Bay, and they are appointed by the City Council for three-year terms. The meetings are held in April at 7:00 p.m. There are two terms expiring on December 31, 2023, on the Budget Committee.

Two Spike Bull Elk Wasted, Lincoln Co.
LINCOLN COUNTY, Ore. 06 Dec. 2023 – The Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division is seeking public assistance in locating the person(s) responsible for the take and waste of two spike bull elk in Lincoln County. On Nov. 20, 2023, a fish and wildlife sergeant from the Newport Area Command responded to a report of two spike bull elk that had been shot and killed. The first was in a clear-cut area at the edge of the timberline and the second was approximately 50 yards away just inside the timberline near milepost 10 on Murphy Road. The two spike bulls are believed to have been killed on opening day, which was Nov. 18, 2023, and left to waste. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Oregon State Police Dispatch at 1-800-452-7888, *OSP (*677), or email at TIP@osp.oregon.gov. Reference case number SP23-368133. Also, LINCOLN COUNTY, Ore. 06 Dec. 2023 – OSP Fish and Wildlife Division is seeking public assistance in locating the person(s) responsible for the take and waste of a cow elk in Lincoln County. On Nov. 20, 2023, fish and wildlife troopers, from the Newport patrol office responded to a report of a cow elk shot and killed in a clearing near Rudder Creek Road in Lincoln County. The cow elk was shot and killed with a high-caliber rifle and left to waste. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Oregon State Police Dispatch at 1-800-452-7888, *OSP (*677), or email at TIP@osp.oregon.gov. Reference case number SP23-368216.

Vehicle Shootings, Linn Co.
LINN COUNTY, Ore. 06 Dec. 2023 – On Friday, Dec. 1, 2023, the Oregon State Police (OSP), Albany Area Command, received a report of a vehicle struck by a bullet. On Tues., Dec. 5, 2023, OSP (Albany) received a second report in a similar area to the Dec. 1 incident. OSP Major Crimes Section detectives immediately began investigating these as possibly connected incidents and now have enough information to believe these shooting incidents are likely connected. The investigation revealed two other incidents reported to the Albany Police Department and the OSP Salem Area Command prior to Dec. 6. This morning, the Linn County Sheriff’s Office cross-reported another incident in the area of Highway 20 and Highway 226. The Oregon State Police is actively investigating these random acts of shooting at moving vehicles. All of the victims were driving along highways at the time of the incidents and some reported hearing a “pop.” The dates, times, and locations of each incident are listed below: Nov. 2, 2023, 2:00 a.m.- Highway 20, just east of Albany; Nov. 25, 2023, 9:30 a.m.- Highway 22E, near Mill City; Dec. 1, 2023, 2:30 a.m.- Highway 20, near Highway 226; Dec. 5, 2023, 2:00 a.m.- Highway 226, south of Scio; Dec. 6, 2023, 2:37 a.m.- Highway 20, near Highway 226. At this time, no victims have been injured. However, investigators have confirmed the damage to vehicles was caused by a firearm. The Oregon State Police is adding extra patrols in the area of these incidents to enhance public safety. OSP is seeking public assistance in identifying potential suspects or suspect vehicles; including any unreported incidents. If you have any information related to these incidents, please contact the Oregon State Police immediately at 1-800-442-2068 or *OSP (*677) on a mobile device.

Missing Person Lane Co.
The Lane County Sheriff’s Office and Eugene Police Department are looking for 63-year-old Joseph James Bucher. Bucher’s vehicle was located by an Oregon State Police Trooper on 12/04/23 in a wooded area near USFS Rd. 5824 off of Hwy. 58 between Westfir and Lowell. He had not been heard from by family since 11/30/23. Bucher is described as a white male adult standing approximately 5’11” and weighing about 250lbs. He has gray hair and blue eyes. He is also believed to currently have a beard. Anyone with information about Bucher’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Lane County Sheriff’s Office at 541-682-4150 opt. 1. or Eugene Police Department at 541-682-5111.

Update on Crow Rd. Fatal, Lane Co.
*UPDATE* – The victim in this case has been identified as 63-year-old Allan Robert Wooster of the Veneta area. Original release – The Lane County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a traffic crash on Crow Rd. near Milepost 7 yesterday evening just before 6:00pm. Upon arrival deputies learned that a 2023 Ram pickup had been traveling on Crow Rd. when it left the roadway and struck some trees. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was found to be deceased. Speed is being investigated as a possible factor in the crash. The victim’s identity is being withheld at this time. Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact the Lane County Sheriff’s Office at 541-682-4150 opt. 1.

Illegal Camping, CB
According to an entry on the CBPD log for Dec. 5, 6:45 a.m., 500 block So. 4th, “illegal camping.” At 7:40 a.m., 100 block Ackerman, “illegal camping.”

According to an entry on the CBPD log for Dec. 5, 6:57 am., 100 block So. 3rd St., 30-year old Jaimee Noel Johnson arrested on CBPD warrant charging FTA on Unlawful Entry into Motor Vehicle, Possession of Burglary Took or Theft Device & Theft III, “Johnson cited in lieu of custody.”

According to an entry o the CBPD log for Dec. 5, 10:44 a.m., 787 W. 8th St., Medford, Jackson Co. Jail, 36-year old Christopher James Smith arrested on CBPD warrant charging FTA on Criminal Trespass I & Resisting Arrest.

Violation City Code, CB
According to an entry on the CBPD log for Dec. 5, 12:36 p.m., 200 block Holland St., Empire Boat Dock, “violation of city code/abandoned vehicle.” At 3:55 p.m., No. 8th & Commercial, “violation city code.”

Violation City Code, NB
According to an entry on the NBPD log for Dec. 5, 10:05 a.m., 2222 Broadway Ave., “violation city code/abandoned vehicle.”

According to an entry on the NBPD log for Dec. 5, 5:17 a.m., Virginia & Fenwick, “naked subject walking in the roadway.”

Bike Theft
According to an entry on the NBPD log for Dec. 5, 10:50 a.m., 2300 block Broadway Ave., “theft of bike.”

Periods of rain along the South Oregon Coast with highs around 50 and winds out of the West to Southwest at 5-10 mph. Cloudy with periods of rain tonight, areas of dense fog, and lows near 40. Winds out of the South to Southwest at 5-10 mph. Cloudy skies early on Friday, then partly cloudy by afternoon with highs in the low 50s.



Prep bxb
In high school basketball games Wednesday, 3A girls – Toledo wins at Siuslaw 47-33; In 2A, Myrtle Pt. won at Gold Beach 49-8; Boys’s 3A basketball – Siuslaw downed visiting Toledo 76-41; In 2A, Gold Beach beat visiting Myrtle Pt. 44-29.

Prep bxb
Prep boys’ basketball for Thursday, Dec. 7: Del Norte (CA) at Brookings-Harbor (6p).

Prep sw
Marshfield’s swim team will host Cascade Christian (Medford) and No. Medford at the Mingus Park Pool, Thursday (3p).

Prep wr
Marshfield’s wrestling team will host Bend, Crook Co., and Henley at the Pirate Palace, Thursday, Dec. 7.

UO All-Pac-12 FB
UO release – EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon quarterback Bo Nix was announced as the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year on Tuesday and was one of 16 total Ducks to receive all-Pac-12 honors after a vote of the conference’s coaches. Announced on Monday as a finalist for the 2023 Heisman Trophy, Nix becomes the fourth Duck ever to be named the conference offensive player of the year, joining Marcus Mariota (2014), Dennis Dixon (2007) and Joey Harrington (2001). Nix is one of six Ducks named to the all-Pac-12 first team, along with defensive end Brandon Dorlus, tight end Terrance Ferguson, wide receiver Troy Franklin, defensive back Khyree Jackson and offensive lineman Jackson Powers-Johnson. Oregon’s six first-team selections are the most in the conference. Linebacker Jeffrey Bassa, running back Bucky Irving and defensive back Evan Williams represent the Ducks on the second team. Oregon is second in the league with nine total players on the first or second teams. Seven more Ducks received honorable mention recognition – defensive end Jordan Burch, offensive lineman Josh Conerly Jr., offensive lineman Ajani Cornelius, punter Ross James, wide receiver Tez Johnson, defensive back Tysheem Johnson and offensive lineman Steven Jones. The No. 8 Ducks (11-2) will close their 2023 season against No. 23 Liberty (13-0) in the Vrbo Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 1 in Glendale, Ariz.

OSU All-Pac-12 FB
OSU release – CORVALLIS, Ore. – Offensive linemen Jake Levengood and Taliese Fuaga, running back Damien Martinez and inside linebacker Easton Mascarenas-Arnold have all been selected First-Team All-Pac-12, the conference announced Tuesday. The four highlight Oregon State’s overall selections, which tally 15 overall, with six second-teamers and five honorable mention honorees. Second-team selections include offensive linemen Tanner Miller and Joshua Gray, tight end Jack Velling, defensive lineman Sione Lolohea, defensive back Kitan Oladapo and return specialist Silas Bolden. Honorable mention selections are defensive backs Akili Arnold and Ryan Cooper Jr., wide receiver Anthony Gould, placekicker Atticus Sappington and special teams/all-purpose performer Jesiah Irish. The Beavers play Notre Dame, Friday, Dec. 29th, in the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl at El Paso, TX.

Nix Receives Academic Honors
UO release – LAS VEGAS — For the second time in five years, college football’s premier award for athletic and academic achievement was bestowed upon an Oregon quarterback. Four years after Justin Herbert became the first UO winner of the William V. Campbell Trophy, senior quarterback Bo Nix was presented with the honor Tuesday at the 65th National Football Foundation Awards dinner. The Campbell Trophy recognizes an individual for combined success in athletics, academics and leadership. Nix, who will be in New York City this weekend as a Heisman Trophy finalist, graduated magna cum laude from Auburn before joining the Ducks for the last two seasons as a graduate student in public relations. He was named Pac-12 Football Scholar-Athlete Of The Year last week, and earlier Tuesday was named the conference’s offensive player of the year as well.