Coos Bay

Coastal Chapel That Was Target Of Bomber Re-opens

By Jim McCoy Wed 30th October Newsattempted bombingCoos BayThe Prayer Chapel
A non-denominational chapel in Coos Bay is set to reopen two months after it was the target of an attempted bombing. The Prayer Chapel has been closed since the attempt sparked a small fire in early September. Restoration workers have repaired the smoke-damaged interior, and chapel founder Steve Plinski tells The World newspaper ( ) a rededication ceremony wilRead More »

Buildings Sinking In Coos Bay

By Jim McCoy Mon 28th October NewsCoos Baysinking buildings
Coos Bay residents may not be getting that sinking feeling, but a few downtown buildings are starting to droop.Read More »

Coos Bay Triple Murder Arraignment

The arraignment is scheduled Tuesday in Coquille for the man accused of killing his wife and two neighbors in the Coos County community of Bridge. The district attorney's office said Thursday a grand jury indicted Edward Lawrence Nelson on aggravated murder and arson charges. Prosecutors say the 65-year-old shot his wife Kathleen Nelson and neighbors Renae and Lola Cottam last weRead More »

Coos Bay Worker Drowns In Coquille

By Jim McCoy Wed 17th April NewsCoos BaydrowningKristle Volin
A 25-year-old Coos Bay woman working on riverbank restoration projects has drowned in the Coquille River. The World newspaper of Coos Bay ( ) reports that rescue workers found Kristle Volin trapped underwater Tuesday after her boat hit a tree, capsized and snagged her life vest. She was program manager for the Coquille Watershed Association and was working witRead More »

Investors Pull Out of Coos Bay Coal Port Project

By Jim McCoy Mon 11th March Newscoal portsCoos Bay
A California stevedoring company has until the end of the month to decide if it still wants to ship coal from Montana and Wyoming to Asia through Coos Bay, Ore., now that two of its partners have dropped out. A document posted on the International Port of Coos Bay website Monday says that Mitsui & Co., the US subsidiary of a Japanese trading company, and Korean Electric Power Corp., the Read More »


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