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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 michael.milstein@noaa.gov at www.noaa.gov/ 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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Port Responds to Charleston Ice Plant Fire

December 26, 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 and emergency response teams…

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Port Completes Phase I of the Tunnel Rehabilitation Project

October 21, 2019

Coos Bay, OR – In May 2018, the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay (Port) started construction on a tunnel rehabilitation project. This tunnel rehabilitation project is a significant capital improvement project for the nine tunnels along the Coos Bay Rail Line (CBRL). The project will extend the lifespan of the tunnels by 20 years which…

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Jordan Cove will provide economic benefits to Southern Oregon

August 2, 2019

by Todd Goergen Those who have lived in Southern Oregon for most of their lives know that $10 billion private investments don’t come along very often. Well, never, to be exact. Slightly less rare is a business investment that has the ability to provide economic benefits to so many Oregon communities for generations to come.…

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Port of Coos Bay Welcomes Jake Jacobs as Director of Infrastructure Support Services

July 10, 2019

Coos Bay, Ore. – The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay (Port) is pleased to welcome Jake Jacobs to serve as the new Director of Infrastructure Support Services.   This position is new to the Port, and will entail oversight of procurement processes, contract management, grant management, and overseeing the Project Management Department.  Grants are a key…

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