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New: Mary Schamehorn - As I See It
Wed: Art class at Art By The Sea Gallery
Wed: Coos Bay Farmers Market
Bandon Utilities Commission recommends rate hikes
Stressed out pet? Try CBD oil for dogs
Woman rescued by other climbers on Mount Hood
Bandon man dies after falling at Toketee Falls
Oregon legislature votes for a new tax
Eugene makes national headlines for homeless crisis
Costly face tattoo removals on the rise as regret sets in
Boston residents fear aggressive wild turkeys
Why Washington is the best state in America
Firefighters catch cat in epic tree fall
Ferrari stolen during test drive
Deepest-ever sub dive finds trash on ocean floor
Tesla catches fire while sitting in parking lot
Fraternity suspended for forcing dog to drink beer
Breaching whale barely misses boat
Mongo's Amazon product of the day
How to stay safe when the 'Big One' comes
2019 fishing regulations        Shellfish        Crabbing guide        Disaster Preparedness
Earthquake safety      Shoreline Education      Riverview Kennels      South Slough
Pacific Waverider       Coral Sea Scuba       Coos County Watchdog       Space Station
South Coast Striders      Coquille River chart      World Famous Langlois      German Shepherds
Coffee Break      Western World      The Ducque      Egyptian Theatre
Coos Boat Tours      Community Garden      NW webcams      Bicycles      Bandon events      Speedway
Mt. Ashland webcam     Museum     Port of Bandon     Medical Loan Closet     Ten day weather forecast
Labyrinths      Gorse Action Group      Library      Northwest hiker      Thomas Hill
Coquille River Water Trail      City limits/zoning map      Zoning rules      Coos County parcel search map

Bandon's rain year is Oct 01 thru Sep 30
Detailed weather history data & graphs
Ten day weather forecast

Tsunami info      Flood hazard map      Tsunami evacuation map

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satellite image
Western infrared satellite image      12 hour loop

Video: Pelican hunt sabotaged by seagulls

A typical day in Bandon, 10 miles upriver

A typical day in Charleston

Port Orford

Bandon photo submitted by Rebecca W

A Bandon postcard postmarked 1913

Bandon photo (inside Cranberry Sweets) submitted by Kathleen M

Coquille River photo submitted by Herm

Coos Bay Speedway photo submitted by Isaac T

Tide Table


Mongo's song pick of the day: Carbon Leaf - 'The Sea'

Shawn's art pick of the week - ‘A Light in the Storm,’ by Steven Thor Johanneson, Second Street Gallery

About the artist


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Grilled Cheese Bacon Burger at Billy Smoothboars

Watching the Super Bowl at Billy Smoothboars

Gary at Billy Smoothboars

Inside Billy Smoothboars

Tracy & Kristy at Billy Smoothboars

Inside the men's room at Billy Smoothboars

Beach Safety


joke of the day
A little girl asked her mum, “How did the human race appear?”
Mum answered, “God made Adam and Eve and they had children, and so was all mankind made …”
Two days later the girl asked her Dad the same question.
Dad answered, “Many years ago there were monkeys from which the human race evolved.”
The confused girl returned to her mum and said, “Mum, how is it possible that you told me the human race was created by God, and Dad said they developed from monkeys?”
The mother answered, “Well, dear, it is very simple. I told you about my side of the family and your father told you about his!”

Bebe Bardot
'Get Used To It

On the beach

From the archives


Video: Scene from Blade (1998)

mongo and minga



Future events
May 15,17,24,30 Art class at Art By The Sea Gallery
May 15,22,29, Coos Bay Farmers Market
May 17, Full Moon Evening Paddle Trip, Charleston
May 17, 'Psycho' at the Egyptian Theatre
May 17-18,24-25,31-Jun 01, Old Town Marketplace Farmers Market
May 17-19 'Pinocchio' comes to life at Sprague Theater
May 17-19, Cycle Oregon Gravel, Dufur
May 18, Special event, Bandon First Baptist Church
May 18, Bike Giveaway Night at Coos Bay Speedway
May 18, Ultimate Elvis Concert, Florence
May 18, Pink Floyd Tribute Concert at the Egyptian Theatre
May 18, Mary Hildebrand Memorial Plant Sale-Langlois Lions
May 19, Rocky Peak hike w/South Coast Striders
May 19-22 Labyrinth in the sand at Face Rock Beach
May 20, Book Club Night at the library, 'Angle of Repose' by Wallace Stegner - First half
May 22, Joint work session, City Council & Planning Commission, the agenda
May 23, Planning Commission meeting, the agenda
May 25, Coquille River community paddle for canoes, kayaks, stand up boards
May 25, Port of Bandon's Marine Swap Meet
May 25, Port of Bandon's Blessing of the Fleet
May 25, Memorial Day Weekend Paddle Trip, Charleston
May 25-26, 'BBQ, Blues & Brews' at the Mill Casino, North Bend
May 25-26, Beached Bird Training Sessions, Port Orford & Charleston
Jun 01, Golf For Health Classic at Bandon Crossings Golf Course
Jun 01, 'Gay 90s Celebration', Coquille
Jun 01, Hike to Golden and Silver Falls, by Friends of South Slough Reserve
Jun 01,08,15,22,29 'The Great Milking Machine Caper' at the Sawdust Theatre, Coquille
Jun 07, Downtown Coos Bay Wine Walk
Jun 13-16, Chainsaw Carving Championship, Reedsport
Jun 14-15, Lakeside Brewfest
Jun 14-15, 'Lighthouse Run 2019' at the Mill Casino
Jun 15, Tour de Fronds bicycle ride, Powers
Jun 15, Full Moon Evening Paddle Trip, Charleston
Jun 15-22, 'International Windsurfing Tour Pistol River Wave Bash', Gold Beach
Jun 22, Cycle Oregon Joyride, Independence
Jun 22, Gold Beach Brew & Art Festival
Jun 22-23, Lincoln City Summer Kite Festival
Jul 03, 'Fireworks Over the Bay' at the Mill Casino
Jul 04, 'Grand Fireworks Display', Bandon waterfront
Jul 04-07, 'Waterfront Blues Festival', Portland
Jul 12-14, 'Oregon Country Fair', Veneta
Jul 20, 'Rhythms On The River' music festival at Sturdivant Park, Coquille
Jul 20-21, 'Southern Oregon Kite Festival', Brookings
Jul 23-27, Coos County Fair, Myrtle Point
Jul 23-28, 'Dunefest', Winchester Bay
Jul 24-27, Curry County Fair, Gold Beach
Aug 02-04, 'Food Truck Off' at the Mill Casino
Aug 02-04, 'Oregon Jamboree Music Festival', Sweet Home, OR
Aug 09-11, Charleston Seafood Beer & Wine Festival
Aug 09-11, Live music at the Charleston Seafood Beer & Wine Festival
Sep 07-14, Cycle Oregon Classic
Sep 13-15, 73rd Annual Bandon Cranberry Festival
Sep 14-15, '16th Annual Mill-Luck Salmon Celebration' at the Mill Casino
Oct 12, 'Oktoberfest' at the Mill Casino

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