Quake off Bandon
The outer fault line of the two that run parallel with the Oregon Coast was rocked by a 5.4-magnitude earthquake Wednesday, July 17 off the South Oregon Coast.  According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake was located west of Bandon at a depth of 10 kilometers.  A smaller 2.7-magnitude quake was recorded in the same area the day prior.  A 3.4-magnitude quake was also recorded early Thursday morning at the southern end of the two fault lines near Cape Mendocino in Northern California.  According to the Survey, the quake was located west of Petrolia, CA.

Donnelly Street Temporary Closure
Coos Bay release – The City will be closing Donnelly Street between 6th and 7th on July 18th from 7:00 am. – 3:30 pm for the purpose of cutting asphalt to repair Donnelly street. It will reopen once the asphalt cutting is complete for the day.  Then on July 24th through July 25th the street will be closed again in order to excavate the asphalt and roadbed and install new roadbed material and asphalt. The City appreciates the community support while these improvements are implemented. Thank you!  Should you have questions, please contact Operations Administrator Randy Dixon at (541) 269-8918 or email: rdixon@coosbay.org

No. 10th St. Temporary Closure
The City will be closing 10th Street between 8th Terrace and Commercial on July 18, 2019 from 7:00 am – 3:30 pm for the purpose of cutting asphalt to repair 10th street. It will reopen once the asphalt cutting is complete for the day.  Then on July 22, 2019 through July 24, 2019, the street will be closed again in order to excavate the asphalt and roadbed and install new roadbed material and asphalt.  The City appreciates the community support while these improvements are implemented. Thank you!  Should you have questions, please contact Operations Administrator Randy Dixon at (541) 269-1181 or rdixon@coosbay.org

Coos Bay Pavement Maintenance
The City of Coos Bay Public Works Department will be performing pavement maintenance on Coos Bay streets starting July 22, 2019. The work is expected to take couple months. There will be flagging and possible road closures with detours throughout the city, so beware of work crews and equipment within city right-of-way. Funding for these projects was made possible through the Transportation Utility Fee (TUF), Gas Tax, and local Franchise fees. The scope of work involves asphalt grinding, pothole patching, and blade patching. Please slow down through construction zones and watch out for street work crews. Should you have questions, please feel free to contact Public Works and Development Department, (541) 269-8918.

Fall Chinook Salmon Seasons
ODFW report – Tuesday, July 16, 2019 – SALEM, Ore.—For the second year in a row, fishing for wild fall Chinook salmon will be restricted in coastal rivers, due to poor escapement in 2018 and poor forecasted returns this year. Most of these temporary regulations will be in effect from Aug. 1-Dec. 31, though a few don’t start until Sept. 16 or Oct. 1. Bag limits vary by basin, and a few rivers and creeks will be closed entirely, due to expected low water conditions (until flows increase later in the fall). See regulation details at the links below (table marked Summer/Fall Season Rule Changes for Adult Wild Chinook Salmon): NW Zone https://myodfw.com/recreation-report/fishing-report/northwest-zone  SW Zone https://myodfw.com/recreation-report/fishing-report/southwest-zone  “Due to poor runs last year and low forecasts for this year, we need to take steps to protect these wild populations,” said Christine Mallette, ODFW’s Ocean Salmon Technical Resources Manager. “We appreciate anglers’ understanding and their input to the proposed conservation measures that were discussed with different coastal communities during six public meetings earlier this summer.” Most anglers who attended expressed support for ODFW’s proposed conservation measures. Poor out-migration and ocean conditions in recent years, particularly higher than normal water temperatures, are likely the reason for low Chinook salmon returns. Drought conditions while rearing in their native streams and lingering effects of the blob (large mass of warm water in the Pacific Ocean) both contributed to poor survival. “Longtime anglers will be familiar with the ups and downs of salmon and steelhead abundance due to the cyclical nature of their runs,” said Mallette. “While we believe salmon runs will improve, we need to implement additional conservation measures now to protect Oregon’s wild fall Chinook salmon into the future.” Note these restrictions on adult wild Chinook daily and season bag limits do not apply to fin-clipped hatchery fish, which will add additional angling opportunity to several coastal basins. In these areas, anglers may harvest adult hatchery Chinook salmon until the daily bag limit of 2 has been met. (In areas open for adult wild Chinook salmon harvest with the temporary bag limit, no more than 1 wild adult Chinook salmon may be harvested per day as part of the daily bag limit.) The daily limit for jack Chinook salmon (hatchery or wild) remains 5 fish per day and does not count towards the adult daily limit. However, once the adult daily limit is harvested, anglers cannot continue to fish for jack salmon. Although wild returns are expected to be poor for most of Oregon’s coast, forecasted Chinook salmon returns to the Rogue and Umpqua rivers are good this year, so permanent regulations will be in effect this fall. Low flow angling closures on the South Coast may be lifted when Chinook salmon have distributed and forecasted flows are expected to remain high enough to allow fish to migrate. These improved conditions are expected for early to mid-November and are based on historical river flows. Hatchery coho salmon fishing in the ocean has also been excellent this year, which is mainly driven by abundant Columbia River stocks. However, ODFW has not proposed any coastal in-river fisheries for wild coho salmon this year, due to low forecasted returns.

Historic Cemetery Event in Florence
Join the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries (OCHC) in Florence on July 18 for a public meeting and presentation. All events are free and will take place at Siuslaw Pioneer Museum, 278 Maple Street, in Florence. The OCHC will kick of the schedule with its quarterly meeting from 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. The agenda includes 2018 grant report, commissioner reports, and future meetings. Interested parties may attend in person or call-in to the meeting. Meetings are accessible to people with disabilities. Special accommodations and translation may be arranged up to 72 hours in advance of the meeting by calling 503-986-0690. A presentation will follow the meeting from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Charlotte Lehan, of Wilsonville, and Bev Power, of Medford, both commissioners with OCHC, will present “Adventures in Mapping Historic Cemeteries.” They will present interesting challenges, surprise discoveries and other issues in mapping and documenting historic cemeteries. OCHC maintains a list of all historic cemeteries in the state. A cemetery must include the burial of at least one person who died before Feb. 14, 1909 to qualify as historic. The seven-member appointed commission helps people and organizations document, preserve and promote designated historic cemeteries statewide. For more information about the grant program or the OCHC, visit www.oregonheritage.org or contact Kuri Gill at Kuri.gill@oregon.gov or 503-986-0685.

Coos Bay Parks Commission
The City of Coos Bay Parks Commission will meet on Thursday, July 18, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM, City Hall Conference Room. If you are unable to attend, please call Pam at 541-269-1181 Ext 2207. AGENDA: 1. Call to Order – Roll Call – Approve Minutes of May 16; 2. Citizen Input / Public Comment – 3. New Business – • Mingus Park Donation; • Proposed ‘Joey the Swan’ memorial; • Nomination/Election for Chair position; 4. Old Business – • Update: Mingus Pond Restoration – ODFW will not have funds for grants until 2021. Which means Mingus Pond will be pushed back a year! • Update: Empire Lakes Bridges-to-no-where; 5. Commissioner’s Closing Comments; 6. Adjournment.

Oregon Coast Culinary Institute hosts High School Culinary Camp
SWOCC release – Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Oregon Coast Culinary Institute (OCCI) invites high school students to join us for our High School Student Culinary Camp. The camp will run this summer from July 18 to 21, 2019. Students ages 16 and older are eligible to participate. Participants will have the opportunity to become immersed in the experience of OCCI. During the camp, they will work with an experienced chef instructor, make new friends, and explore our favorite activities around Coos Bay like a beach picnic, and a visit to a local cheese factory, Face Rock Creamery. The cost of the student camp is $450; which includes housing and meals. Should you choose OCCI for your education, the $450 will be deducted from the price of tuition. Registration is on a first come, first served basis with limited space available. Contact Del Clark at 541-888-7195 or del.clark@socc.edu to obtain a registration form and obtain more information.

Distribution of Controlled Substance to a Minor
CBPD release – On Tuesday July 9, 2019 three anonymous juvenile females came to the Coos Bay Police Department to make a report regarding a juvenile party in the Empire District of Coos Bay.  The juveniles reported that the party had occurred the night before.  The females advised that during the party a six-teen year old female was sold illegal drugs by an adult who was also at the party. The anonymous females said that the sixteen-year-old female was eventually transported by private vehicle, to the Bay Area Hospital for medical treatment of a serious drug overdose.   The female was admitted in the Bay Area Hospital for several days while she continued to receive medical treatment for the over dose. The Coos Bay Police Department with the assistance of the South Coast Interagency Narcotics Team conducted an extensive investigation.   Subsequent to the investigation, a nineteen-year-old Coos Bay resident, identified as, Dakota Mollett, was arrested and charged with the distribution of a controlled substance to a minor and reckless endangering another person. Dakota Mollett was transported to the Coos County Jail where he was lodged on the above charges. Further details of the case are still under investigation.  If anyone has additional information, the Coos Bay Police Department is requesting contact at 541-269-8911.

Warrant
According to an entry on the North Bend Police log for July 17, 6:53 a.m., “California Hwy. Patrol served valid NBPD warrant” on 28-year old Chason G. Pope, Brookings, charging Burglary I, Theft I, UEMV, ID Theft.

Stolen Checks
According to an entry on the NBPD log for July 17, 4:56 p.m., 1200 block Virginia Ave., “911 report of male subject attempted to cash stolen check, officers responded.  Female detained, female wanted out of several agencies,” 33-year old Rachel E. Swigert, Corvallis, charged with Burglary I, Failure to Appear on Resisting Arrest, FTA Escape III, Resist Arrest, Criminal Trespass II, FTA Interfering with Officer FTA I.  Also, 35-year old Loy K. Minton charged with Probation Violation, both transported to the Coos Co. Jail at Coquille.

WX
Morning clouds followed by afternoon sunshine and wind for the South Oregon Coast today.  Highs in the upper 60s and overnight lows, under clear skies, in the low 50s.  Winds from the North at 20-30 mph.  Tonight, winds out of the North tonight at 15-25 mph, but decreasing to 5-10 mph.  Sunny on Friday.

 

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SPORTS NEWS

American Legion bb
North Coos visits South Coos in an American Legion baseball “Battle of the Bay,” Thursday, 3 p.m. at MHS.

American Legion bb
South Coos split with visiting Dr. Randall’s Tuesday at MHS in an American Legion baseball doubleheader.  The Crowns won the opener 7-1 and the Nooks took the nightcap 4-3.  South Coos is currently third (6-8) in the Area 4 North League race.

American Legion bb
North Coos got an American Legion baseball doubleheaders split with Roseburg Pepsi at Legion Field in Roseburg on Tuesday.  The Bottlecaps won the opener 4-3, but the Waterfront took the second game 15-1 (5).  North Coos, the defending Area 4 North champions, lead Dr. Randall’s by a game.

 

 

 

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