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SORA News & Sports, Friday, June 24, 2022

Published on: 06/24/2022

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Ready for a hot "Weekend in the West?"  According to the forecasters, we will see and feel warm weather Saturday and Sunday... Plentiful sunshine along the South Oregon Coast with highs in the upper 60s and winds from the North at 15-25 mph.  Clear skies tonight with lows in the lower 50s and winds from the North to Northeast at 10-20 mph.  Sunny on Saturday with highs near 80 and winds from the North at 10-20mph.  The Valley will be especially warm this weekend meaning a lot of "flatlanders" will be headed our way to cool off.  We welcome them.  Know someone looking for a job?  There is plenty of Summer work in the Bay Area, but not for the bums that reside at the end of the railroad tracks by Safeway in Coos Bay.  They are not looking for work, they are looking to anyone who wants to fund their existence until the next day.  Priorities vary for our transient population.  Best get to the news...
  • COVID-19 cannot be forgotten.  Check the numbers, 22 new deaths in one day in Oregon.  That's a lot!  Running total, and yes, it is just clicking along, stands at 7,764 Statewide.
  • Coos Co. COVID-19 numbers also continue to pile up, 33 new cases in one day.  No, we cannot forget COVID-19.
  • CHW has a report on vaccinations being extended to the very young.
  • State Forests Advisory Committee meets today in Salem.  Want to bet wildfires is on their agenda?
  • Monthly sing-a-long at NBPL includes South Coast Folk Society.
  • South Coast Striders have a nice Coastal Hike planned for Sunday.
  • Another large marijuana bust in Southern Oregon.
  • Police logs show a lot of thefts.  Basically, anything not tied down is apparently up for grabs. Lots of warrant arrests. We can prevent a majority of this with Neighborhood Watch.  It is a free program.  Contact your local police dept. on how to organize one in your neighborhood and help prevent crime.
  • In sports, American Legion BB, North Coos Waterfront gets a win.  South Coos plays a home Saturday.
  • UO has decided to not continue the contract with their track coach.  Interesting.
  • USA Track & Field Championships are at Hayward Field in Eugene this weekend.
Along with our increase in Summertime visitors to the South Coast, we are beginning to see an increase in the transients in the Bay Area.  Sure, the weather is improving and there are so many free services offered to them.  Both North Bend and Coos Bay are working on the Homeless problem, and the transients are part of that.  It's the quiet ones that need the assistance, not the one's with their hands out.  There is a difference.  COVID-19 numbers remain healthy, meaning one should still protect themselves.  Vaccination is just one part, the others we all know so well, wash hands, wear that face mask where you feel it is necessary, social distancing and risk assessment.  We're not there yet, but it does feel better.

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