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Woman Who Died In Fishing Vessel Crash Identified

A woman who died after a fishing vessel wrecked off the north jetty of Coos Bay has been identified as 50-year-old Vera Jean Saltsman. Petty Officer Nate Littlejohn says U.S. Coast Guard crews recovered Saltsman's body Monday night 1 1/2 miles southwest of the entrance to Coos Bay.Read More »

Mosquitoes Weren't Anticipated In Bandon Marsh Restoration

By Jim McCoy Tue 27th August Newsmarsh restorationmosquitoesOregon coast
Federal wildlife managers never considered that restoring a salt marsh along the southern Oregon coast would produce hordes of mosquitoes around the tourist town of Bandon, a world-class golf course nearby or a popular state campground. But after a summer of outrage from local residents and pressure from the local congressman, the U.S.Read More »

Thieves Stealing Park Use Fees Along Oregon Coast

Rangers plan to remove about half of the 25 pay tubes at federal park sites along the Oregon coast.Read More »

Beached Boat Is Likely to Be Tsunami Debris

By Jim McCoy Wed 6th February News2011 Japanese TsunamiOregon coast
Scientists say a 30-foot boat that washed ashore on Gleneden Beach on the central Oregon coast appears to be debris from the March 2011 Japan tsunami. Oregon Fish and Wildlife Department spokesman Rick Boatner says it is believed to have been a support vessel for a commercial fishing boat. The boat was found Tuesday - hull up - embedded in the sand with most of the hull exposed.Read More »

Crabbers Warned of Safety Concerns Along Oregon Coast

By Jim McCoy Tue 29th January NewscrabbingOregon coast
The U.S. Coast Guard has put out a warning to Dungeness crabbers in the Pacific Northwest: Get your rest and wear your life jackets. The World in Coos Bay reports on the statement from Capt. Bruce Jones.Read More »

Curry County Man Arrested For Neglecting Horses

By Jim McCoy Wed 23rd January Newsanimal abuseOregon coast
Authorities say a 49-year-old Brookings man has been arrested on charges of neglecting horses so hungry they ate the bark off nearby trees. The Curry County sheriff's department says 10 horses were left in small pens for nearly three months with no regular supply of food and water.Read More »

Bandon Man Wounded By Officers Christmas Evening

By Jim McCoy Wed 26th December NewsOregon coastshootings
The Coos County district attorney says officers in Bandon wounded a man who had called 911 and later came to the door of his trailer with what appeared to be a rifle. District Attorney Paul Frasier said in a statement the man was hit twice in the arm Tuesday night but refused medical treatment and was arrested on two warrants for earlier misdemeanor charges. Frasier identified the man as CRead More »

Governor To Sign Tsunami Debris Response Plan

By Jim McCoy Mon 17th December News2011 Japanese TsunamiOregon coast
Governor John Kitzhaber will tomorrow sign an Oregon state plan regarding Japanese tsunami debris. The plan addresses the state’s response to tsunami debris impacting the Oregon coast. The plan includes a multi-jurisdictional approach between state, local and federal agencies to debris from the 2011 tsunami that is expecting to continue coming ashore for the next several years.Read More »

Seattle Company Gets $4 Million For Wind Power Project Off Oregon Coast

By Jim McCoy Thu 13th December NewsOregon coastwind power
The Department of Energy has awarded $4 million to a Seattle company for a wind power demonstration project off Coos Bay. The World reports Principle Power plans to install wind turbines on five floating foundations 15 miles offshore. The grant was one of seven announced this week by the department to promote an offshore wind industry. Associated Press

Earthquake Recorded Off Oregon Coast

By Jim McCoy Wed 7th November NewsearthquakesOregon coast
A 4.2-magnitude earthquake was reported Wednesday morning in the Pacific Ocean about 140 miles off the coast of Oregon and California. The U.S.Read More »

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