Sunrise/Sunset, Coos Bay, OR
Coos Bay, OR, Friday, Dec. 1, 2023 – Sunrise: 7:29 a.m., and Sunset: 4:42 p.m., offering nine-hours and 13-minutes of daylight.
Tides Coos Bay, OR Estuary
Tides for the Coos Bay, OR Estuary, Friday, Dec. 1, 2023 – High tide: 4:42 a.m., 6.25 ft.; Low tide: 9:36 am., 3.58 ft.; High tide: 3:17 p.m., 7.3 ft.; Low tide: 10:29 p.m., -0.06 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.
Tree Lighting, Empire
The annual Empire Tree Lighting takes place on Friday, Dec. 1st, 5-7 p.m., 657 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. Come and enjoy Carling, Cookie, Cide & Gifts. Also, take your photos with Santa!
North Bend Christmas
Annual Tree Lighting & Festival on Main…. Start your Saturday, Dec. 2nd, off right at the North Bend Fire Department on McPherson Avenue, and join us for Waffles with Santa! It’s a huge hit with the little ones, and they’ll even receive a new wrapped complementary free book from Santa! Don’t forget to pile up your waffles with all the toppings you can think of. While there, you can visit the Miss Flame Court and reserve your spot with our online registration. After filling your tummy, gather around and listen to stories read by Mrs. Claus. Get your wiggles out with some sing-along dances before getting busy writing to Santa with help from our library staff. And to make things even more magical, you’ll even get to make reindeer food to spread to Santa’s helpers! But the fun doesn’t stop there! Be one of the first to skate on the ice rink as we kick off the season. This is the only ice skating rink on the Oregon Coast, so don’t miss your chance to glide across the ice and make memories. Plus, on this special opening day, skate rentals will be free! Don’t forget to show off your festive outfits as you enjoy all the family-friendly activities. Additional daytime activities include Christening Opry at Liberty Theater and Elf on the Shelf in downtown businesses. Be sure to do some Christmas shopping with local businesses as you enjoy the day strolling place to place. And to top it all off, gather in the Christmas tent downtown North Bend for even more holiday fun! Enjoy caroling, dance performances, face painting, crafting, and even a Santa petting zoo. It’s the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit with your loved ones. Food trucks will also be set up and serving from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm. At 5:00 pm join us as we gather around Grant Circle for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting. Santa and Mayor Engelke will light the tree. Everyone can then head to festival tent to visit with Santa. Be sure to stay warm with a completely cup of coco. At 7:00 pm it’s parade time with the Lighted Truck Parade! Line the streets in downtown North Bend to witness this magical display of holiday sprit. A verity of vehicles will circle twice showing off their lights. The parade route is next to the holiday happenings, so no need to drive. We can’t wait to see you all for the most wonderful time of the year. Downtown North Bend is the plaza to be on December 2nd. Find additional information at: northbendoregon.us/Christmas.
Christmas Opera at LTOB
The Liberty Theatre in North Bend will host the Christmas Opry, Dec. 1 7p), 2 (2&7p) & 3 (2p), at 2100 Sherman Ave., North Bend. More information at www.thelibertytheatre.org, or (541) 756-4336.
Storytime with Mrs. Claus at NBPL
WHAT: As part of the North Bend Christmas Annual Tree Lighting & Festival on Main, the North Bend Public Library is offering Storytime with Mrs. Claus! Families with children are invited to sing Christmas songs and listen as Mrs. Claus reads a holiday story. After Storytime, children can make a holiday craft and write a letter to Santa, which they can mail using the Library’s Santa Claus mailbox. This program is free to attend. Program capacity is 100 people per session. WHEN: Storytime with Mrs. Claus is on Saturday, December 2. There are two identical programs starting at 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM. WHERE: This event will be held in the Meeting Room at the North Bend Public Library. WHO: Storytime with Mrs. Claus is for families with children. CONTACT: For more information, visit www.northbendlibrary.org or call (541) 756-0400.
Free Build Using Lego® Building Blocks at CBPL
Looking for a rainy-day activity? This winter, the Coos Bay Public Library will offer a series of building programs using Lego® building blocks. The program will be offered the first Saturday of every month (December 2, January 6, February 3, and March 2) from 12:00pm until 1:30pm. Participants will use the library’s brick collection to build creations and then write a story about what they built. Creations will then be put on display at the library. All children under the age of twelve must be accompanied by an adult. For additional information about programs being offered by the Coos Bay Public Library please contact the library by calling (541) 269-1101 or visit the library’s website at https://www.coosbaylibrary.org/.
With a voter turnout of 699 votes cast Tuesday for the Recall Election in Lakeside, the Lakeside City Council lost its Mayor and three city councilors. According to the unofficial vote tally from the Coos Co. Elections Dept., Mayor Sherry Kinsey was recalled with 71,62% of the vote, Councilor Karen Hurn lost with 68.63% of the vote, Councilor Kimberly Ritter lost with 68.02% of the vote, and Jaci Smith lost with 62.79% of the vote.
More free COVID-19 tests available
OHA release – People can now order four more free at-home COVID-19 tests from the federal government. If you already placed an order for four kits this fall, this new allotment is in addition to those. If you haven’t ordered any tests this fall, you can place two orders for a total of eight test kits. Order online at COVIDtests.gov, and the tests will arrive via U.S. Postal Service. If you still have unused at-home COVID-19 tests, check the expiration dates. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) extended the expiration dates on many at-home COVID-19 tests beyond what is printed on the box. Check this FDA webpage and search for your test’s brand and lot number to see if the FDA extended the expiration date. If your tests have expired, throw them away with the regular trash.
Clatsop County Honored with National Award for Westport Park Boating Facility Makeover
Oregon State Marine Board release – Clatsop County Parks received national recognition from the States Organization for Boating Access (SOBA) during its recent annual conference held in Tacoma, Washington. Clatsop County earned the coveted President’s Award, recognizing boating access projects that are innovative, high-quality, have unique features, and increase accessibility. The Oregon State Marine Board, in partnership with Clatsop County Parks, assisted with the design, permitting, and engineering services, in addition to contributing facility grant funding. Together, along with other partners, the Westport County Park Boating facility is first-rate and serves the needs of all boaters. Back in 2007, Clatsop County had a vision for the park by turning it into a first-class mixed-use boating facility to meet growing needs in the community and to boost a broader tourism base. The process of completely redesigning boating access took serious commitment by the county, which spanned over a decade, evolving into multiple-phased plans for improving boating access. The site was identified as a high priority for grant funding by recreational boaters in the Marine Board’s 2011-2017 Statewide Boating Facilities Improvement Plan. Westport’s makeover includes an accessible nonmotorized boat dock with a 120 x 5-foot gangway to reduce the slope during low tide, making the docks more accessible for persons with mobility challenges. The gangway also connects to a short-term tie-up dock for motorized boaters. The facility boasts a new two-lane concrete boat ramp, aluminum boarding docks, flush restroom, large boat trailer and single car parking areas, day-use area, and a park host to ensure a safe atmosphere for boaters. Funding amounts and partners include: Marine Board Boating Facility Grant for $1,065,602 and Waterway Access Grant revenue for $93,274; Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife Sport Fish Restoration Grant for $934,819; Federal Boating Infrastructure Grant for $270,423; Clatsop County Contribution for $880,770; Columbia River Yachting Association for $4,202; Total Project Cost: $3,249,090. Westport was officially dedicated on February 1, 2022, and is the perfect gateway to the Columbia River for new and experienced boaters alike. The protective slough makes this an attractive location for beginning paddlers, and a safe tie-up for motorized boats. On November 8, Larry Warren, Marine Board Director, and Janine Belleque, Boating Facilities Program Manager/Past-President of SOBA, presented the award to the Clatsop County Commission. Learn more about the project history’s twists and turns, with before and after photos from the Marine Board’s Explore Westport blog and Clatsop County’s website; complete with a video of how to use the kayak launch.
Quake off South Coast
A 2.7-magnitude earthquake was recorded off the South Oregon Coast Thursday, Nov. 30. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake was located west of Cape Blanco, near the outer fault line of the two that run parallel with the Oregon Coast.
Wasted Elk, Morrow & Umatilla Counties
Morrow County, Ore. 30 Nov. 2023 – OSP Fish and Wildlife Division is seeking public assistance in locating the person(s) responsible for the waste of two Rocky Mountain Elk in Morrow County. On Nov. 27, 2023, troopers responded to a call of two elk that had been left partially to waste in a dry creek bed near Lexington. Due to the recent cold weather, it is believed the elk may have been killed in the past week. 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 SP23376327. Umatilla County, Ore. 30 Nov. 2023 – OSP Fish and Wildlife Division is seeking public assistance in locating the person(s) responsible for the waste of a Rocky Mountain Elk in Umatilla County. On Oct. 4, 2023, troopers responded to a call of a Rocky Mountain bull elk that had been shot and left to waste on Hwy. 74, approximately four miles west of Hwy. 395. The investigation determined the bull was killed approximately 100 yards from the highway with a single gunshot wound to the head, then 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 SP23318278.
OSP troopers rescue abandoned dogs from U-Haul
25 dogs turned over to the Klamath County Animal Shelter – KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – On Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 23, 2023) Oregon State Police troopers responded to the Love’s Truck Stop in Klamath Falls for the report of a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot. A U-Haul truck had been abandoned in the parking lot for approximately two days. When the troopers arrived, they could hear barking from the back of the enclosed truck. An investigation revealed the U-Haul had been reported stolen and troopers obtained a search warrant for the vehicle. Troopers found seven cages with 15 abandoned dogs including several puppies. The dogs had been severely neglected; however, all were found alive. The dogs had been abandoned in the back of the U-Haul since Monday, Nov. 20, 2023. Troopers contacted two suspects and were able to recover an additional 10 dogs. David Eugene McMillion (50) of Klamath Falls was arrested for Animal Abandonment, Criminal Mischief II, Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle, and Animal Neglect II. Lisa Annette Weeks (39) of Klamath Falls was charged with Animal Abandonment, Unauthorized Use of Vehicle, and Animal Neglect II. In all, 25 dogs were turned over the Klamath County Animal Shelter for evaluation and care. One puppy has tested positive for canine parvo. All dogs currently at the shelter have been quarantined and the shelter sanitized to help prevent further spread of the disease. Once medically cleared the dogs will be available for adoption and the animal shelter has already received dozens of adoption applications for the dogs.
Violation City Code, CB
According to an entry on the CBPD log for Nov. 29, 7:04 a.m., Wooldridge & Salmon, “violation city code.”
According to an entry on the CBPD log for Nov. 29, 7:04 a.m., Wooldridge & Salmon, “CBPD served CCSO, NBPD warrants” on 24-year old Christopher Larry Coker charging FTA on Disorderly Conduct II; and, FTA on two-counts Felon in Possession of Restricted Weapon, Interference with Making a Report & Criminal Trespass II, and Probation Violation, “Coker transported to CCJ.”
Illegal Camping, CB
According to an entry on the CBPD log for Nov. 29, 7:22 a.m., 4th & Anderson, “illegal camping.” At 8:48 a.m., 200 block Holland St., Empire Boat Dock, “illegal camping.” At 9:04 a.m., Dead End Fulton, “illegal camping.”
According to an entry on the CBPD log for Nov. 29, 8:05 a.m., 200 block So. Schoneman St., “result of criminal trespass,” 30-year old Joseph Kenneth Cole charged with Criminal Trespass II, “Cole transported to CCJ.”
According to an entry on the CBPD log for Nov. 29, 9:43 a.m., 800 block 8th Terrace, “warrant service,” 29-year old Tyler Anthony Garrett arrested on two CBPD warrants charging FTA on three-counts of Burglary II, & two-counts Theft I; also, FTA I, “Garrett transported to CCJ.”
Violation City Code, CB
According to an entry on the CBPD log for Nov. 29, 11:31 a.m., 300 block So. Marple St., “violation city code.”
According to an entry on the CBPD log for Nov. 29, 12:10 p.m., Empire Boat Ramp, “dispute,” Jerry Allen Loreman charged with two-counts of Harassment, Disorderly Conduct II, & Detainer from P&P, “transported CCJ.”
According to an entry on the CBPD log for Nov. 29, 1:14 p.m., 300 So. Wall St., “DWS Misdemeanor,” 40-year old Janice Monica Sanders charged with Driving While Revoked Misdemeanor & Driving Uninsured, “cite in lieu of custody.”
According to an entry on the CBPD log for Nov. 29, 1:44 p.m., 900 block No. 9th St., “burglary.”
According to an entry on the CBPD log for Nov. 29, 5:06 p.m., No. Bayshore Dr., “CBPD served Idaho Kootenai County warrant” on 54-year old Wendy Racquel Massey charging Probation Violation on Dangerous Drugs, “Massey transported to CCJ.”
According to an entry on the CBPD log for Nov. 29, 5:30 p.m., 1250 So. 2nd St., Coalbank Village, “warrant service,” on 46-year old Gene William Massey II, from Kotenai Co. SO Coeur D’Alene, ID, charging Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, “transported to CCJ.”
According to an entry on the CBPD log for Nov. 29, 6:10 p.m., 1190 Newmark Ave., Circle H Storage, “burglary.”
According to an entry on the CBPD log for Nov. 29, 6:27 p.m., 400 block 8th Ave., “follow up,” 19-year old Chad Michael Spencer charged with Hit & Run with Property Damage, “Spencer was transported to CCJ.”
According to an entry on the CBPD log for Nov. 29, 10:02 p.m., Newmark & Wasson, “located wanted subject by CBPD, on 4 CBPD warrants,” 36-year old Steven Patrick Miller charged with FTA on Felon in Possession of a Restricted Weapon & Carrying a Concealed Weapon; FTA on Criminal Trespass I, Disorderly Conduct II & Theft III; FTA on FTA II; and, FTA on Theft II, “arrested and transported CCJ.”
According to an entry on the CBPD log for Nov. 30, 1:12 a.m., 250 SE 10th Ave., Hillsboro, “located wanted subject by Hillsboro Police; on CBPD warrant,” 49-year old Clarice Renee White charged with FTA on Resisting Arrest & Disorderly Conduct II, “arrested by Hillsboro Police.”
According to an entry on the CQPD log for Nov. 29, 8:16 p.m., 700 block No. Central Blvd., 36-year old Joseph Kenneth Cole charged with Criminal Trespass I, Burglary I, Criminal Mischief III & Theft of Services, “transported to Coos County Jail.”
Illegal Camping, NB
According to an entry on the NBPD log for Nov. 29, 7:07 a.m., Harbor Ave., 51-year old Justin Dennis “Ticket.”
Violation City Code, NB
According to an entry on the NBPD log for Nov. 29, 2:10 p.m., Montana & McPherson, “violation city code.”
According to an entry on the NBPD log for Nov. 29, 8:02 p.m., 555 Liberty St., Salem, “warrant service by Salem PD on 2 NBPD warrants” charging 42-year old Justin Earl Reese with FTA on Interfering with a Peace/Parole/Probation Officer & Criminal Trespass II; also FTA II, “arrested by Salem PD.”
According to an entry on the NBPD log for Nov. 29, 8:23 p.m., 2500 block Marion St., “burglary.”
Periods of rain along the South Oregon Coast with highs in the low 50s and winds from the Southwest at 10-20 mph. Rain showers early this evening, then evolving into a more steady rain overnight with lows in the upper 40s and winds from the South to Southwest at 15-25 mph. Rain on Saturday with highs in the mid 50s.
At the Mapleton Invite, Powers girls beat McKenzie 68-8, while the Powers boys lost to Mapleton 48-11.
Prep WR Polls
The first OSAA/Coach’s Prep Wrestling Polls have been released for the 2023-24 prep season. Marshfield is tied for ninth with Henley and Mazama, while Sweet Home holds the top spot among 4A schools. Siuslaw is No. 7 in the 3A Poll. Coquille & Bandon each received “significant” votes, but not enough to break into the Top 10. The first girls’ wrestling poll has also been released. Siuslaw is ranked No. 5 in the combined 4A/3A/2A/1A Poll.
In prep girls’ basketball games Friday: North Bend travels to Hidden Valley Friday (6p), Marshfield opens the Madras Tournament against Culver Friday (5p); Coquille hosts its Winter Lake Showcase beginning Friday with Siuslaw vs. Reedsport (3p) & Creswell vs. Coquille (6p). Salem Academy plays at Bandon (6p); Prospect Charter plays Myrtle Pt. (3p) at the Days Ck. Invitational; and Powers is at the Mapleton Invite. On Saturday: Alsea vs. Myrtle Pt. (10a) Days Ck. Invitational; Coquille Winter Lake Showcase: Glide vs. Siuslaw (1p) & Monroe vs. Coquille (4p); Brookings-Harbor at Yreka Invitational. Marshfield at Madras Tournament.
Prep boys’ basketball games for Friday: Powers at the Mapleton Invite; Gold Beach at Brookings-Harbor (6p); at the Coquille Winter Lake Showcase, Reedsport vs. Powers (4:30p) & Creswell vs. Coquille (7:30p); North Bend at Hidden Valley (7:30p) & Marshfield vs. Crook Co. (6p) at the Crook Co. Invitational, Prineville. On Saturday: Marshfield vs. Cascade (noon) Crook Co. Invitational; at Coquille’s Winter Lake Showcase: Monroe vs. Coquille (5:30p) and Siuslaw vs. Glide (2:30p). Powers at Mapleton Invitational.
Both Marshfield and North Bend will open the 2023/24 prep swim seasons at the Cottage Grove Relays, Friday, 4:15 p.m.
Marshfield and Siuslaw open the 2023/24 prep wrestling season Saturday at the Perry Burlison Wrestling Classic at Cascade (Turner) at 10 a.m. North Bend’s wrestling team will open Saturday at the Deven Dawson Invitational at Harrisburg HS.
Southwestern Oregon’s men fell 82-64 to College of the Redwoods at Eureka, CA Thursday night. The Lakers (5-2) will play Napa Valley Friday, Dec. 1, (5p), and Mendocino College Saturday, (2p), both at College of the Redwoods. Southwestern Oregon’s women’s’ basketball team plays at Walla Walla on Friday, Dec. 1st, (6p). On Saturday, the Lakers take on Columbia Basin (noon) also at Walla Walla.
Oregon’s volleyball team opened the NCAA Tournament with a 3-0 sweep of Southeastern Louisiana Thursday night at the Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene. The Ducks (27-5) play Hawaii on Friday, 7 p.m., ESPN+.
It’s once-beaten Oregon vs. unbeaten Washington in the 2023 Pac-12 Conference Football Championships at Las Vegas Friday, 5 p.m. on ABC-TV.
Oregon’s men host Michigan in a non-conference collegiate basketball game at the Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene, Saturday, De. 2, 12:30 p.m., televised on FS1.
Oregon’s women lost a non-conference collegiate basketball game at Portland Thursday night 91-60. The Ducks (4-2) play at Baylor on Sunday, 11 a.m., televised on FS1.
Oregon State’s men downed visiting UC Davis 71-59 in a non-conference collegiate basketball game Thursday night at Gill Coliseum, Corvallis. The Beavers (4-3) host Cal Poly on Monday, Dec. 4, 7 p.m., Pac-12 Networks.
Oregon State’s women host Western Kentucky, Saturday, 2 p.m., Gill Coliseum, Corvallis, televised on the Oregon State Live Stream.
Oregon State’s wrestling team will participate in the Cliff Keen Invitational at Las Vegas, NV, Friday, Dec. 1st & Saturday, Dec. 2nd.
The Seattle Seahawks lost 41-35 to the Dallas Cowboys Thursday night in an NFL game from Arlington, TX. The Hawks will play at the San Franciso 49ers on Dec. 10, 1:05 p.m.