Supportive Housing Collaborative Brings Solutions to Homelessness to Coos Bay Area and Beyond

February 4, 2021

Did you know that on any given night in Coos and Curry Counties, over 700 people are homeless? While often viewed as an “urban” problem, homelessness and housing insecurity are also experienced in rural communities.  While the causes that result in homelessness are complex, the solution is well known – more affordable housing where people…

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Minimum Wage Rises on July 1, Reaching $11.50 per Hour at the South Coast

August 2, 2020

by Guy TauerRegional EconomistCoos, Curry, Jackson, and Josephine counties We do have estimates of minimum wage jobs by industry and county for Oregon. A few notes of caution. These are estimates, not exact counts. The methodology might overstate the number of jobs in the lower-wage ranges in metro-area counties, or understate the number of lower-wage jobs…

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Maintenance Dredging of Coos Bay Harbor River Miles Twelve to Fifteen Scheduled to Commence Early July

June 24, 2020

Coos Bay, OR – American Construction Company has been contracted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to perform maintenance dredging in the Coos Bay harbor from River Miles twelve to fifteen beginning on or around July 1, 2020. Dredging was also conducted in this section of the FederalNavigation Channel throughout the summer of 2019.…

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If You See Tracks, Think Train

June 10, 2020

Coos Bay, OR – The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay (Port) owns and operates the Coos Bay Rail Line and wants to remind the public to observe all safety precautions when near a rail line.  The Coos Bay Rail Line is a short line railroad that connects industries in Coos, Douglas, and Lane Counties to…

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The Port Authority is the best resource the community can rely on to gain a clear picture of what is happening on our waterfront during this period of uncertainty.

March 19, 2020

News and Information from Oregon International Port of Coos Bay For Immediate Release: March 18, 2020 Coos Bay, OR – The impacts of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) are being felt across the globe. As the State of Oregon and this community prepare for potential impacts, it is critical that as a community we remain focused…

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Lost Creek Rock Products Coastal Reload Yard Opens on North Spit

March 2, 2020

For Immediate Release: March 2, 2020 The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay is pleased to announce the opening of the Lost Creek Rock Products Coastal Reload Yard on the North Spit in Coos County, Oregon. This multimodal, multi-commodity rail to truck and truck to rail terminal will serve the entire Southern Oregon Coastal Region…

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Port of Coos Bay Releases 2020 Scholarship Application

February 7, 2020

Coos Bay, OR – The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay (Port) is pleased to announce the opening of the application period for its scholarship program.  In its second year, the scholarship program reflects the Port’s dedication in supporting the growth and development of Oregon’s South Coast regional economy by encouraging the workforce of tomorrow.  Eligible applicants…

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Cribbins Appointed To EPA Local Government Advisory Committee

February 4, 2020

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recently selected Coos County Commission Board Chair Melissa Cribbins to serve as a member of the Agency’s Local Government Advisory Committee, effective immediately.   The LGAC provides advice and recommendations to the EPA Administrator to develop stronger partnerships with local governments to deliver environmental services and programs.  The committee…

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Port Responds to Charleston Ice Plant Fire

February 2, 2020

December 20, 2019 Charleston, OR – At approximately 7:45 a.m. this morning as Port maintenance staff were making daily rounds of marina facilities, staff thought they saw flames within the Charleston Ice Plant building. Staff immediately followed all emergency response protocol to deenergize the electricity and evacuate the building and immediate area. The appropriate authorities…

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NOAH finds new liquified natural gas pipeline in Oregon will not jeopardize species.

February 2, 2020

By at NOAA Fisheries has issued a final biological opinion on construction and operation of the Jordan Cove terminal in Coos Bay, Oregon, and the associated 229-mile long Pacific Connector Liquid Natural Gas pipeline. After conducting a thorough review, NOAA scientists determined that the proposed action does not jeopardize protected species or adversely…

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The Bay Area Chamber of Commerce announces Excellence in Education awards

January 27, 2020

January 23, 2020 COOS BAY, Ore. – The Bay Area Chamber of Commerce believes that great education and a great economy go hand in hand. Thriving businesses support a healthy education system, and graduates who are ready for work or college strengthen our local businesses and community. The Chamber has a goal of building bridges…

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Port of Coos Bay operated state dredge “Laura” to complete Port of Siuslaw dredging project

January 16, 2020

Florence, OR – The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay and the Port of Siuslaw have partnered to complete dredging at the Port of Siuslaw inner boat basin. The basin has collected sand and silt to a point where some slips were unusable for the commercial and recreational fleet or were only accessible during high tide.…

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