Two-days from now the Fall of 2022 will officially begin on the Calendar. Thursday, Sept. 22. So, what's up with the weather? We've got a couple of more days until the equinox, the Farmer's Market goes through the end of October, and there are still festivals to be festive at. Well, Mother Nature might just be a little impatient at times. Here's the forecast... Rain showers this morning with overcast skies by afternoon. Highs in the mid 60s and winds out of the West to Northwest at 5-10 mph. Cloudy with occasional showers overnight, lows in the mid 50s and winds light and variable. Cloudy skies Wednesday, a stray shower or thunderstorm is possible with highs in the mid to upper 60s. I don't know who ticked her off, or if she just wants to wash everything and move to a new season. You know what is missing? COVID-19 reports. Not on the OHA or CHW sites as daily reports anymore. However, now seeing advertisements for this year's Flu Shots. Does it every end? Let's get to the news...
- Coos Bay City Council meets tonight. On their agenda, always a crowd pleaser, or motorist pleaser, pothole repairs! There is more on the agenda.
- Community open house at the new Eastside School, well, it's in Eastside.
- North Bend Visitor's Center will move further south. The current location has always been a little difficult to get in and out of on busy Hwy. 101 (Sherman Ave.). Plus, the building is hurting.
- Developing climate-smart potatoes. Didn't realize that the PNW is responsible for 62% of the spuds grown in the U.S. I thought they were all Idaho. Good marketing Idaho! Interesting report out of OSU. Still makes me think of the movie "The Martian."
- He's been attacking Planned Parenthood Offices in Oregon, now he is facing a federal judge.
- North Carolina male arrested for exploiting an Oregon child of 10.
- Police logs show warrant arrests, DUII, counterfeit, burglary and more.
- In sports, prep volleyball and soccer tonight on the docket.
Short list. Always works that way. Long list on Monday following the weekend, and then we start recovering by Tuesday and Wednesday. The problems seem to start moving around by mid-week adding a special touch. It was great having OEPBS radio in the Bay Area last week featuring one of Oregon's best kept secrets. Uh-oh, maybe that won't help! What a difficult balance of wanting more visitors but also maintaining what is special to us. Other coastal towns such as Florence, Yachats, Newport, Lincoln City, Cannon Beach, Seaside, have all sold out. Fast food frenzies, short-term vacation rentals that just blow-up a neighborhood, tourist attractions and more catering or attracting visitors. It kind of leaves the locals out. Nice thing is we do not have to re-invent the wheel. We can learn from what is going on to our north if we ask.