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Christmas Country Opry returns NORTH BEND — Little Theatre on the Bay’s presentation of Opry Country Christmas is scheduled to kickoff Saturday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m. More music, dancing, singing and comedy are planned Saturdays at 2 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. through Dec. 8. The familyfriendly show is directed by Shirley K intner. Les Engle will lead talented musicians for an evening of memorable music. Choreographers will have dancers and tiny dancers providing outstanding footwork and the comedy team is gearing up to deliver plenty of humor. This year’s Opry County Christmas is sponsored by the Pancake M ill Restaurant.

COOS BAY — The Green Spos will host a fundraiser concert Saturday, Nov. 23, 1-8 p.m. Local groups scheduled to perform include: Toyz, Stepping on Embers, Done Deal and Brad Burnette from Border Patrol. These musicians have donated their time to perform at this fundraiser event that will benefit a local family in need due to uninsured medical care. In addition to a variety of music, there will be $2 draft beer available, baked goodies, dinner for $5 per person and a variety of raffle prizes. Raffle tickets will be available for $1 each or 6 for $5. This is a family friendly event.

Lab Band makes a holiday CD

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Little Theatre on the Bay performances have entertained audiences for more than 65 years and multiple generations of performers have taken the stage. LTOB is in the process

of planning a new, stateof-the-art theater building. The November productions of Motown Opry held at The Mill Casino raised more than $2,000 for the new building fund.

Little Theatre on the Bay is located at 2100 Sherman Ave. in North Bend. Tickets can be puronline at chased or by calling 541-756-4336.

COOS BAY — In years past, the Lab Band Program Association has presented a Holiday Concert at Little Theatre on the Bay. This year unfortunate circumstances have required a change of plans. The good news, Lab Band will be recording a Christmas CD featuring Evolution on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m., during an end-of-the-term concert at the Hales Center for the Performing Arts. The recording will be the live performance by Evolution and a few special guests for their Big Band Christmas CD. This Holiday Concert will be open to anyone who would like to be a part of this historical evening. Admission will be free, but donations to the music program are always appreciated. For information, call 541-751-0221 or email

Local musicians to play holiday concert NORTH BEND — The Bay Area Concert Band has scheduled a Yuletide Concert on Thursday, Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of North Bend, 2238 Pony Creek Road. The concert includes Christmas favorites such as “Yuletide Tapestry,” arranged by Gary E. Parks; and “A Christmas Festival,” by Leroy Anderson; directed by Mark Allen with guest conductor Robert Campbell. The concert will delight and get you in the spirit of the holidays and you will be supporting local musicians, friends and families. Admission is free, but as always donations are appreciated.

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COOS BAY — Lee Littlefield will play organ music and Wilbur Jensen will lead the Christmas Brass Ensemble for their annual holiday concert. The concert will be held Saturday, Dec. 14, at noon, at the North Bend Presbyterian Church, 2238 Pony Creek Road. This year the audience will miss Littlefield playing the classical Wurlitzer pipe organ housed at the historic Egyptian Theater. But they will enjoy Littlefield’s performance on the church organ as she performs classical selections by Bach and other memorable Christmas carols. The Christmas Brass ensemble will offer traditional holiday music, novelty tunes and audience singalongs. members Ensemble include: Wilbur Jensen and Steve Krajcir, trumpet; SEE BRASS/ORGAN | PAGE 2

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Simpkins and Ken Masters, trombone; Bill Harsh, tuba; Jan Kendall, bells; and Tom Beckstrom, percussion. The concert will be free, but donations will go to support the Egyptian Theater Restoration Fund. Progress on the restoration of the Egyptian continues.

Coquille Christmas Tour of Homes COQUILLE — Coquille Christmas Tour of Homes will be Saturday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Coquille’s Christmas Tour of Homes features: six beautifully decorated Christmas homes; the Episcopal Church with 15 different dining tables decorated for the holidays; the Coquille Art Center sale, raffle and free refreshments; and the Eagles Christmas bazaar in the Community Building. The tour will begin at the Coquille Chamber of Commerce, 119 Birch. Tours from Coquille School District busing will be available starting at 10 a.m. Donations will be accepted. Tickets are available at: the Coquille Chamber of Commerce, 541-396-3414; Coquille Community Building, 541-396-5131; the Downtown Emporium & the Uptown Emporium, 541-396-5515 and Coquille Art Center, 541-396-3294. Tickets also will be available on the day of the tour at the chamber office or the Art Center. For more information, please contact Linda Short at 541-396-2579 or the Chamber office at 541-396-3414.

Coquille invites lighted autos to parade

Sex, scandalsand some good advice from the Wagners NORTH BEND — Dick and Judy Wagner will expose some city secrets and talk about one of Coos County’s most colorful characters at the Coos Historical & Maritime Museum on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 1 p.m. The museum will be open especially for the event. In the 1920s, M. Sayle Taylor, the subject of the Wagner’s spirited talk, was principal of Marshfield High School and superintendent at North Bend. But he was also a felon, divorced and ladies man. Judy Wagner noted, “He played fast and loose with the truth throughout his life.” Taylor went on to have one of the most popular radio advice programs of the 1930s, when radio was king. Time magazine wrote in 1939, “Every community has its doctor, lawyer, priest or local wise man to whom his neighbors take their troubles. But people who want their problems to ‘go to headquarters’ write to the Voice of Experience. Last week the ‘Voice,’ Dr. Marion Sayle Taylor,

got his six-millionth letter and began another year of broadcasting…” The Wagners, whose books are both exhaustively researched and fast-paced reading, sorted through newspaper and academic archives and even talked with surviving relatives, daughters of Taylor’s third wife. “Their mother was tight-lipped about Taylor,” said Dick Wagner, “but they were able to share photos, a key letter and some fleeting memories.” The Wagners will have copies of their book on Taylor, “Lies, Sex and Radio,” available for sale and signing. Sadly, this will be the Wagners’ last book, as they both agreed they’re putting down their pens. Museum visitors and book buyers, can expect a rousing finale. For more on the program or the museum, please call Frank Smoot or Vicki Wiese at the Coos Historical & Maritime Museum, 541-756-6320.

Native American ceremony featured

Shore Acres State Park Holiday Lights entertainment at the pavilion Nov. 28 through Dec. 7 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 28 — LTOB Little Opry singers and dancers 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3 — Gold Coast Chorus 6:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4 — Hillcrest School Choir 6:30-7:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 — American Heritage Girls 7:30 -8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 — NBMS 8th-grade band 5-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 — Undivided Heart 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 — South Coast Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts

COQUILLE — As part of the annual Victorian Holiday in Coquille, a light parade is being organized. The light parade lineup begins Saturday, Dec. 7, at 5:30 p.m. at Coquille Valley Middle School, 1115 N. Baxter. The parade begins at 6 p.m. Award categories include: Best use of lights, Best use Glass, pottery and more at open house of theme, Most holiday spirit and Grinch award. NORTH BEND — Classical Glass Stained Glass Studio Only licensed drivers may operate motorized vehicles. Anyone interested in participating in the parade may will hold its seventh annual Holiday Sale and Open House obtain an application at the City of Coquille, 851 N. Thursday, Dec. 5, 4-7 p.m., at the studio, 2269 Broadway, North Bend. Central Blvd. For more information, call 541-396-2114. Featured are Lucy Varoujean with stained and leaded glass pieces, Sue Scott of Polouse Pottery and Cheryl Christmas Show at Sawdust Theatre Reed with fused glass art. Several other local artists also COQUILLE — Sawdust Theatre will present a 2013 will have items displayed at the holiday sale which will “Christmas Show — the Legend of Old Befana,” directed remain in the studio through Saturday, Dec. 21. Regular by Candace Kreitlow. The Italian folktale weaves Old studio hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through World storytelling with the magic of the holidays. The Saturday. For more information call Classical Glass Stained wintertime legend explores themes everyone appreciGlass Studio at 541-756-7301. ates, including the importance of family and giving. By day, Old Befana keeps dust and would-be callers off her doorstep with a sweep of her broom. But in the Quilts on display at North Bend library evening, villagers hear Befana sing a lullaby while the NORTH BEND — For the month of November, intrisweet smell of baking wafts from her little house. Her cate and interesting quilts by local quilter Kathy neighbors wait to see if the cranky crone will find mean- McLean are on view in the conference room of the North ing in the birth of a special child. Bend Public Library, 1800 Sherman Ave. Beautiful colPerformances: ors and inspired designs define McLean’s work, featur7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6 and 7, 13 and 14. ing everything from Celtic knots to flower pots, from 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 and 15. Kachina dolls to polar bears. Her work can be viewed Tickets: $10 for adults and $5 for students of all ages. free of charge any time during regular library hours: 11 Tickets are available at Bree’s Upscale Resale, 71 E. a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; 11 a.m. First St., Coquille or by calling our ticket outlet number to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday; and noon to 5 p.m. and at 541-396-4563. Saturday and Sunday. Have questions? Call the library Sawdust Theatre, 114 N. Adams St., Coquille. at 541-756-0400.

NORTH BEND — Unity by the Bay will host a special Native American ceremony, Blessing the Waters, at the Sunday, Nov. 24, service at 10 a.m. at 2100 Union Ave. North Bend. This service is a time to give thanks to Mother Earth for all her blessings — all life and the gift of water on our Earth. The service will include the calling of the directions, the Sacred Pipe Ceremony, music, meditation and prayer. Everyone is encouraged to bring a very small bottle of water to blend and bless the water before returning it to the Earth. For more information, call 541-751-1633.

Bread Booth at Ladies Night BANDON — Shortbread anyone? Sausage rolls or snickerdoodles? All of these and many more holiday goodies will be available at the Bread Booth, sponsored by Presbyterian Women of Bandon. The sale takes place Tuesday,Dec.3,noon-6 p.m., at Hennick’s Home Center. All sale proceeds help support local groups, including Good Neighbors Food Bank, VFW Auxiliary, T.H.E. House and the Women’s Safety and Resource Center. Hennick’s also hosts its Ladies Night on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 4-6:30 p.m. The first 50 people who purchase more than $5 will receive a free gift bag. The event features free gift wrapping, goodies and hot cider, balloon prizes or discounts on every purchase. Those attending can enter for a chance to win a spa day at Vicki G’s (must be present to win).

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Classes & Workshops SATURDAY, NOV. 23 AARP Safe Driving Program 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Bandon Fire Hall, 50530 U.S. Highway 101, Bandon. Any licensed driver is eligible to participate in these programs. Drivers 55 and older may get an insurance deduction from their insurance agencies. Cost for the one-day class is $12 to current AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. Drop-ins are welcome, but preregistration is advised. Register by calling Sharon Bessey at 541-269-0845. Tide of the Toddlers — Leaves 10-11 a.m., South Slough Interpretive Center, 61907 Seven Devils Road, Charleston. Program for children ages 1-5. Maximum of 15, $1 each. Register at 541-888-5558

Natural Holiday Wreath Workshop 10 a.m.-noon, 207 Laskey Road, Reedsport. Use your fresh-cut greenery to create a holiday wreath. Workshop is $20. 541-271-4608 Heirloom Collage with Sun Vie 4-6 p.m., Artist Loft in Pony Village Mall, 1611 Virginia Ave., North Bend. Bring life to old photos. Fees are hourly, $10 for adults and teen and $15 for children. Register at 541-756-4088 or 541-217-9249.

TUESDAY, NOV. 26 Heirloom Collage with Sun Vie4-6 p.m., Artist Loft in Pony Village Mall, 1611 Virginia Ave., North Bend. Bring life to old photos. Fees are hourly, $10

Learn to weld or work wood REEDSPORT — Reedsport Community Charter School will be offering welding and woodworking classes open to the general public beginning Monday, Dec. 2, at 6 p.m. Classes will be offered 6-8 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays as a fundraiser for the shop. Shop class offers practical job skills and/or opportunities to create art pieces. Students can work in an open class at their own pace and on their own project. Classes cost $25 a week or $80 a month. Register by dropping in on one of the scheduled nights or by calling 541 -271-2141.

Get certified as a naturalist MYRTLE POINT — Time is running out to register for the next session of Oregon Master Naturalist online. The winter course launches Jan. 20. The Naturalist course can be taken in one of two ways: Option 1: Requires you to complete 40 hours of instructor-led online coursework and one Ecoregion Specialization course (additional fee for specialization) before conducting 40 hours of volunteering. Once complete, you’ll be a certified Oregon Master Naturalist. Cost for Option 1 online course is $225. Option 2: Requires you to complete the same 40 hours of instructor-led online coursework as participants of Option 1. You will not become a certified Oregon Master Naturalist after taking this course, but if you eventually want to become certified, you can apply the coursework towards certification. Cost for Option 2 online course is $325. Space is limited. Register online at For more information, contact Jason O’Brien, Oregon Master Naturalist Program Coordinator at

Hear about Health Care Reform Act NORTH BEND — Presented by Peter Bunce, CPA for small and large employers alike that will be affected by the Affordable Health Care Act. This is a chance to get the scoop from a person very knowledgeable about the law rules, and effects of the law on business. Learn the how-to-dos, the have-to-dos, and the tax implications of the new law. Check-in begins at noon with snacks and the presentation will be 12:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, in the ESD large conference room, 1350 Teakwood, Coos Bay. Cost for the class is $59 per person;

Visa and Mastercard accepted. Nonrefundable. Limited seating will be available. Registration deadline is Friday, Nov. 29. To obtain a registration form, contact Larry Gibson at 541-756-3900 or email Once you have submitted your registration, contact Gibson with your credit card information at 541-751-8524 or 1-800-8724942, ext. 524, or send a check with a completed form to OEC South Coast, 2075 Sheridan Ave., North Bend, OR 97459.

for adults and teen and $15 for children. Register at 541-756-4088 or 541-217-9249.


Foreclosure Prevention Information Sessions 5:307:30 p.m., NeighborWorks Umpqua Coastal Housing Center, 1984 Sherman Ave., North Bend. This is a free overview of the foreclosure process.

Heirloom Collage with Sun Vie 4-6 p.m., Artist Loft in Pony Village Mall, 1611 Virginia Ave., North Bend. Bring life to old photos. Fees are hourly, $10 for adults and teen and $15 for children. Register at 541-756-4088 or 541-217-9249.

FRIDAY, NOV. 29 Heirloom Collage with Sun Vie 4-6 p.m., Artist Loft in Pony Village Mall, 1611 Virginia Ave., North Bend. Bring life to old photos. Fees are hourly, $10 for adults and teen and $15 for children. Register at 541-756-4088 or 541-217-9249.

SUNDAY, DEC. 1 Agate Wrap: Wire Wrapping for Beginners 1-4 p.m., Sage Place, 525 11th St., SE, Bandon. Cost is $40. Information and registration, 541-329-0303.


Managing your cash COOS BAY — Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Small Business Development Center (Southwestern SBDC) is offering a dynamic workshop on managing cash flow 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11. Sufficient cash is what keeps business running smoothly. Even profitable businesses can fail if they don’t have enough cash to pay short-term debts, pay employees and purchase inventory. This is a workshop that will help any business owner better understand how to maintain enough operating capital to be successful. Managing cash flow will be taught by Chris Christoffer, who retired from Sterling Bank after 43 years in commercial banking. As a commercial lender, he has a thorough knowledge of small business financial and cash flow management. He is a strong advocate for small business. The workshop will be held at The Business Center, 2455 Maple Leaf, North Bend. A fee of $45 per person including materials will be charged. Preregistration is required to ensure seating availability and materials. Contact the Southwestern SBDC at 541-756-6866 or email Mary Loiselle at for more information and to register.

12 Years a Slave — R • Pony Village Cinema: S-Su: 11:55; S-T: 3:00, 6:05, 9:05

Captain Phillips — PG-13 • Pony Village Cinema: S-T: 5:35, 8:30

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 — PG • Pony Village Cinema: S-Su: 12:50; S-T: 3:10

Delivery Man — PG-13 • Pony Village Cinema: S-Su: 12:30; S-T: 3:15, 5:55, 8:35

Enders Game — PG-13 • Pony Village Cinema: S-Su: 12:00; S-T: 2:50, 5:40, 8:20

Free Birds 2D — PG • Pony Village Cinema: S-Su: 12:15,1:50; S-T: 4:15

Frozen — PG • Redwood Cinema: T-Th: 7:00; W: 2:00; Th: 4:00

Gravity 3D — PG-13 • Pony Village Cinema: S-T: 4:40, 9:20; M: 7:00

Gravity 2D — PG-13 • Pony Village Cinema: S-Su: 2:30

Hunger Games: Catching Fire — PG-13 • Pony Village Cinema: S-Su: 12:40, 2:00; S-T: 4:05, 5:20, 7:30, 8:45 • Redwood Cinema: S-Su: 1:00, 4:00, 7:00; M-Th: 7:00; W: 2:00; Th: 4:00

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa • Pony Village Cinema: S-T: 7:10, 9:30

Last Vegas — PG-13 • Pony Village Cinema: S-Su: 1:00; S-T: 3:35, 6:15, 8:50

The Counselor — R • Pony Village Cinema: S-Su: 12:45; S-T: 3:25, 6:00, 8:40

Thor: The Dark World 3D — PG-13 • Pony Village Cinema: S-T: 2:45, 8:15

Thor: The Dark World 2D — PG-13 • Pony Village Cinema: S-Su: 12:00, 1:40; S-T: 4:30, 5:30, 6:30, 9:15 • Redwood Cinema: S-Su: 1:00, 4:00, 7:00; M: 7:00 Pony Village Cinema, North Bend: 541-756-3447 Redwood Cinema, Brookings: 541-412-7575

SATURDAY, NOV. 23 Coffee Hour with Rep. Caddy McKeown 9-10:30 a.m. Portland Bagel Co., 3385 Broadway, North Bend. Share concerns on local and state issues. 541-808-7596 Mary’s Decorative Painters and Friends Holiday Bazaar 9 a.m-3 p.m., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1290 Thompson Road, Coos Bay. One-ofa-kind, hand sewn and painted items. Refreshments available to purchase; proceeds will benefit women’s scholarships. Annual Holiday Crafts Fair 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Langlois Lions Hall, 48136 Floras Loop Road, Langlois. Holiday Bazaar 9 a.m.-4 p.m,. Events Center on the Beach, 29392 Ellensburg Ave., Gold Beach. Southwestern Oregon Preppers Meeting 11 a.m., Coos Bay Fire Station, 450 Elrod Ave., Coos Bay. Topic: 20 real survival lessons from the film World War Z. SWOCC Alumni Basketball Games 1 p.m. Women in Prosper Hall SWOCC, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. Men’s game follows at 3 p.m. Admission is free, but canned food donations will be accepted. Live Music Fundraiser Event 1-8 p.m., The Green Spot, 181 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay. Toyz, Stepping on Embers, Done Deal and Brad Burnette from Border Patrol. Beer garden, food and raffle prizes. Fundraising event to benefit family in need due to uninsured medical expenses. Curry County Town Hall Meeting 2:30 p.m., Chetco Activity Center, 550 Chetco Lane, Brookings. U.S. Senator Ron Wyden’s annual town hall. The Nutcracker Ballet 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., The Hales Center for the Performing Arts, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. Advance tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for ages 12 and younger. Available at Checkerberry’s Flowers and Gifts or Pacific School of Dance. At the door, $25 for adults and $15 for youth. “The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet” 6:30 p.m., Marshfield High School auditorium, 10th and Ingersoll, Coos Bay. Presented by Marshfield Theatre Company. Admission for adults $6 and students $4. The Coats Holiday Concert 7 and 9 p.m., The Mill Casino Salmon Room, 3201 Tremont, North Bend. Tickets $15 at Ko-Kwel Gifts. 800-9534800, ext. 9 Live Music with Mr. Wizzard 9 p.m.-1 a.m., The Mill Casino Warehouse 101, 3201 Tremont, North Bend.

SUNDAY, NOV. 24 Native American Blessing the Waters Ceremony 10 a.m., Unity by the Bay, 2100 Union Ave., North Bend. Bring a small bottle of water to bless. Event includes calling of the directions, Sacred Pipe Ceremony, music, mediation and prayer. 541-756-1633 Coos County Town Hall Meeting 1 p.m., SWOCC, Empire Hall Lakeview Rooms, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. U.S. Senator Ron Wyden’s annual town hall. Oregon Coast Chamber Orchestra 2 p.m., Yachats Community Presbyterian Church, 360 W. Seventh St., Yachats. Tickets $10, available at or call 541-997-3727. Open Mic and Jam Session 1:30-5:30 p.m., Jitterbug N Java, 2211 Winchester Ave., Reedsport. Strange Brew plays.

MONDAY, NOV. 25 The Festival of Trees Decorating Party 4-8 p.m. The Mill Casino-Hotel Salmon Room, 3201 Tremont, North Bend. 541-297-8287 Travel Night: Istanbul 7 p.m., Bandon Public Library, 1204 11th St. SW, Bandon. Refreshments will be served.

TUESDAY, NOV. 26 Lower Umpqua Hospital Auxiliary Bake and Craft Sale 9 a.m.-3 p.m.,

Lower Umpqua Hospital main conference room, 600 Ranch Road, Reedsport.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 27 Comedy Night 7 and 9 p.m., The Mill Casino Warehouse 101, 3201 Tremont, North Bend. Kul Black with Sinderella.

THURSDAY, NOV. 28 Community Thanksgiving Meal 11 a.m.-2 p.m., The Salvation Army Church, 1155 Flanagan Ave., Coos Bay. 541-888-5202 28th Annual Community Thanksgiving Meal noon-3 p.m., St. Monica Catholic Church, 357 S. Sixth St., Coos Bay. Sponsored by Ecumenical Food Cupboard, local churches and businesses. Homebound transportation or delivery, 541-267-7421. Holiday Lights Season Opening 4-9:30 p.m., Shore Acres State Park, 89309 Cape Arago Highway, Charleston. Refreshments and displays in the Garden House. Parking is $5. Visit for the entertainment schedule. Coos Bay Christmas Tree Lighting 5 p.m., Coos Bay Boardwalk, U.S. Highway 101 at Central Avenue, Coos Bay. Santa arrives with Mayor Crystal Shoji at 5:30 p.m. Santa will be available for photos and passing out candy canes. Bay Area Teen Idol will perform Christmas carols. There also will be hot cider and cookies served. Tuesday Jam for a Cause 7-10 p.m., Blue Moon, 871 S. Broadway, Coos Bay. Donations go to Girls Fight Like Girls.

FRIDAY, NOV. 29 Coastal Harvest Indoor Yard Sale 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Seventh-day Adventist Church gymnasium, 10th and Elmira, Bandon. Bring non-perishable food item for raffle ticket. Proceeds from sale benefit Coastal Harvest gleaning group. 541-347-1585 Pool Volleyball for Seniors 10-11:30 a.m., North Bend Public Pool, 2455 Pacific Ave., North Bend. Fee $2. Refreshments served. 541-756-4915 Holiday Lights 4-9:30 p.m., Shore Acres State Park, 89309 Cape Arago Highway, Charleston. Refreshments and displays in the Garden House. Parking is $5. Visit for the entertainment schedule. Poetry by the Bay 6 p.m., Gallery at Oregon Bay Properties, 1992 Sherman Ave., North Bend. Poemoirs followed by open mic. 541-2900889, 631-889-0203 Live Music with Phamous Phaces 9 p.m.-1 a.m., The Mill Casino Warehouse 101, 3201 Tremont, North Bend.

SATURDAY, NOV. 30 Wings & Things 4-H Holiday Craft Fair 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Coquille Community Building, 115 N. Birch, Coquille. Vendors are 18 and younger. 509-

750-1850 Opry Country Christmas 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Little Theatre on the Bay, 2100 Sherman Ave., North Bend. Tickets available online at or by calling 541-756-4336. Holiday Lights 4-9:30 p.m., Shore Acres State Park, 89309 Cape Arago Highway, Charleston. Refreshments and displays in the Garden House. Parking is $5. Visit for the entertainment schedule. Bandon Tree Lighting — A Night of a 1,000 Lights 5:30 p.m., Old Town Bandon. Santa and Mrs. Claus and roving carolers and musicians will appear at the ceremony. Hot cider and cookies will be served. Most businesses will remain open till 7 p.m. Live Music with Phamous Phaces 9 p.m.-1 a.m., The Mill Casino Warehouse 101, 3201 Tremont, North Bend.

See’s Candy goes on sale NORTH BEND — The Kiwanis Club of North Bend will be selling See’s candy from it’s trailer in the Pony Village Mall parking lot on Virginia Avenue. The North Bend Kiwanis Club has proudly sold See’s candy as it’s primary fundraiser from this location for more than 30 years. Funds from candy sales go to support the Kiwanis Club community projects. Sales begin on Black Friday, Nov. 30, 11:30 a.m.6 p.m. and continue daily until Tuesday, Dec. 24 — Christmas Eve, unless candy sales exceed supplies. Businesses that would like to order See’s candy and have it delivered may contact Kiwanis Club members James Moore, 503-334-5644 or Lee Golder, 541-297-5000 prior to Wednesday, Dec. 4.

Boy Scouts sell Christmas trees NORTH BEND — Local Boy Scouts of America Troop 761 is taking Christmas tree orders. Three sizes of Nobel fir will be available to preorder: 5-6-foot trees, $25; 6-7foot trees, $30 or 7-8-foot trees, $35. Trees will be available for pickup or delivery within Coos Bay or North Bend city limits Saturday, Nov. 30. To preorder your Christmas tree, call Jerry at 541-2908794 or Andy at 541-297-2993. Trees also will be for sale at 1185 S. First Street in Coos Bay Saturday, Nov. 30 through Sunday, Dec. 15, or until trees are gone.

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The Rogue story: Dams gone, Chinook return BY MARK FREEMAN

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River’s gravelly riffle that he was lucky he didn’t get drenched. The big fall Chinook salmon were spawning in shallow gravel bars that three years ago were covered by 10 feet of water and at least that much silt and other fine sediments captured over 106 years behind what was Gold Ray Dam. With the dam gone three years now and the fine sediment washed away, the bar now teems with big Chinook digging and spawning in their egg nests, called redds. “That place was just alive with fish,” says Samarin, a fish biologist with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. “You couldn’t count all the redds. It was really neat to see. It’s incredible, really.” In true if-you-removeit-they-will-spawn fashion, fall Chinook are now spawning by the hundreds in what used to be sterile sections of the Rogue inundated by water and silt behind what used to be Savage Rapids and Gold Ray dams. Fall spawning surveys upstream of where those two dams spanned the Rogue show that use of these now-viable spawning grounds has risen exponentially since those structures were removed. Samarin’s redd-survey crew in the fall found 186 identifiable redds in what used to be “Savage Lake” — the stagnant pond-like water that used to be upstream of Savage Rapids Dam along state Highway

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The removal of Gold Ray Dam on the Rogue River is doing what biologists hoped it would creating more spawning opportunities for salmon. 99 near the town of Rogue River. That’s more than twice the 91 redds counted in that same stretch three years ago. Likewise, the crews counted 111 redds within the old Gold Ray Reservoir reach, almost three times what was spied there three years ago. “And we’re only counting what we can see,” Samarin says. “We can’t see everything.” Bob Hunter could see this coming. Removing the two dams and their antiquated fish ladders were expected to improve fish passage and eventually provide additional spawning territory for Chinook salmon, which unlike steelhead spawn in the main Rogue channel. “This is what you hope to see when you restore

main-stem habitat,” says Hunter, the WaterWatch attorney who helped usher through the removal of both dams. “On the Rogue, there’s really no other place to restore habitat like that in the main stem. “It’s good to see the Chinook using it,” he says. Chinook spawn in the main-stem Rogue’s shallow gravel bars and glides from late September through early November. Females use their tails to dig deep enough into the substrate to help their eggs survive winter highwater events. The males fertilize the eggs and both males and females then die. The redds are counted annually, with the numbers used as an index to track the relative health of the all-wild fall Chinook

returns over time. Redd counters like Samarin look for the depressions in the gravel, which normally are brighter than the surrounding gravel because of their recent disturbance. When the dams were in place, the stagnant water and thick layers of silt and decomposed granite rendered these sites inhospitable to spawning Chinook, Samarin says. Savage Rapids Dam was removed in 2009 and although the area once inundated by the impoundment is smaller than that behind the Gold Ray Dam site, it houses more spawning Chinook because the gravel there is of higher quality, Samarin says. After Gold Ray Dam’s SEE DAM REMOVAL | PAGE 7

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Penalty for hunters who failed to report SALEM — Nearly 34,000 hunters who failed to report results of their 2012 deer or elk tags by the deadline (Jan. 31, 2013, for most hunts) will be required to pay a $25 penalty fee before they can purchase a 2014 hunting license. Year 2014 licenses go on sale Dec. 1, 2013. Hunters who failed to report will be prompted to pay the fee when they try to purchase a 2014 license, which can be done online, at a license sales agent or at an ODFW office that sells licenses. Hunters must have a 2014 hunting license to legally hunt most wildlife from Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2014. About 29,000 deer and 17,000 elk tags went unreported by deadlines, out of 298,000 deer and elk tags sold. Some hunters purchase both tags, so the estimated number of hunters who will need to pay the penalty to purchase a 2014 license is 33,600. The penalty fee is charged on a hunting license and hunters only need to pay it once, regardless of how many tags went unreported. Hunters needed to report results for each and every tag purchased, even if they didn’t go hunting or weren’t successful. Hunters who can’t remember if they reported on time may call 1-866947-ODFW (6339) to check. They need their Hunter/Angler ID, which is printed on all licenses and tags and stays the same from year to year. The financial penalty was put in place by the Fish and Wildlife Commission in October 2012 because although reporting has been “mandatory” since 2007, just 41 percent of tags were reported by deadlines in 2011. Finally, as an incentive to report on time, ODFW has offered the chance to win a special big game tag to three ran-

domly drawn hunters who report on time each year. “We really didn’t want to start penalizing hunters for not reporting, but despite heavy promotion of the requirement and an incentive program, our reporting rate without a penalty was too low to use the data,” said Tom Thornton, ODFW Game Program Manager. “The harvest and effort information hunters provide is critical for setting tag numbers and seasons. But it’s become more and more difficult to get through our traditional phone surveys,” continued Thornton. “Hunters have moved, screen their calls, or don’t provide phone numbers so there is no way to reach them for this information.” While hunters are also required to report results for pronghorn, cougar, bear and turkey tags purchased, penalty fees only take effect for unreported deer and elk tags. These results provide the most critical information because of the high number and demand for deer and elk tags. Most big game hunters have a deer and/or elk tag and ODFW expects they will report on other species the same time they report for deer and elk. If reporting rates for other species are too low in the future, the penalty could be extended to those species. The deadline to report is always Jan. 31 of the following year for all tags with seasons that end by Dec. 31 or April 15 of the following year for the few hunts that extend into the next year. To not face a penalty on their 2015 license, hunters with 2013 deer and elk tags need to report by either Jan. 31, 2014 (for hunts that end by Dec. 31, 2013) or April 15, 2014 (for hunts ending Jan. 1March 31, 2014).

DAM REMOVAL Continued from Page6 removal in 2010, the drained reservoir area was home to just 37 confirmed redds, with most upstream of the mouth of Bear Creek, Samarin says. The gravel’s quality improved enough in the ensuing years that the majority of those Chinook now spawn below Bear Creek’s confluence with the Rogue, he says.

The area immediately above Gold Ray Dam’s remaining concrete chunk on the river’s south side was the slowest to rehab, with this year’s use by far the highest, Samarin says. “Last year I saw just a few,” he says. “This year, we had 45 redds within 200 yards of the old dam.” The counts were conducted by ODFW biologists out of the Central Point office and were done

independently from the monitoring and restoration work conducted through a $450,000 NOAA-Fisheries monitoring and recovery grant, says Dan VanDyke, the ODFW’s Rogue District fish biologist. Plans are to conduct the counts one more year, thereby completing the fall Chinook salmon’s life cycle that span up to five years in the Rogue, VanDyke says.

Armstrong one of five to draw a tag Shana Armstrong of Coos Bay bagged this potential recordbreaker mountain goat on a hunt in the E l k h o r n m o u n ta i n s near Baker City this fall. She hunted in late O c to b e r. At a b o u t 8,500 feet with temperatures in the teens, she took the billy with a perfect shot at 320 yards. Then it was an all-day pack out to the n ea re s t ro a d fo u r miles away with her hunting partner Ross Groben. With a horn length of 10 inches, the goat c o u l d ra n k h i g h i n Oregon records. The goat will be scored by B o o n e & C ro c ke t t after the 60-day drying period. Armstrong was one of five lucky hunters to draw a tag this year out of about 8,000 applicants.

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FISHING Tenmile Basin: largemouth bass, yellow perch, coho salmon Bass fishing has been decent for anglers in Tenmile Lakes. Largemouth bass can be found in both shallow and deep water near weed lines and/or submerged logs. Fiveor 6-inch Senko’s are a good bait to use to catch bass in Tenmile Lakes. Anglers should also try to use crankbaits to catch bass. Yellow perch fishing has been very good in Tenmile Lakes recently. Anglers are catching lots of yellow perch fishing in water 20 feet or deeper. If fishing slows down in one location don’t be afraid to pick up and move to another spot. The best baits are jigs and/or night crawlers fished on or near the bottom. Some of the yellow perch being caught are very large (12 to 15 inches). Fishing for wild coho opened in Tenmile Lakes Oct. 1. The daily bag limit is one wild coho adult per day and five for the season. The wild coho season bag limits are in aggregate with all other wild coho fisheries in the NW and SW coastal basins (not including the ocean season). Anglers have reported catching few coho in the upper arms of Tenmile Lakes. Winchester Bay: Chinook, coho The Umpqua from the mouth, up to the Scottsburg Bridge is open for wild coho. Harvest is limited to one wild coho per day, two per season in aggregate. There is a 3,000 fish quota for the Umpqua which is the same as last year. So far, just over 50 percent of the quota has been caught. For river specific season, quota or bag limit information go the ODFW website. Bank anglers are still catching a few fall Chinook and coho. Bobber and eggs, shrimp or both is working well. Anglers are also using the traditional spinner. Loon Lake: rainbow trout, bass, bluegill Loon Lake has been stocked with more than 8,000 trout. The lake can also provide good fishing for crappie, bluegill and bass. Fishing is slow and both the BLM and resort’s boat ramps are closed. Coquille River Basin: trout, salmon, steelhead, crab Trout season for streams in the Coquille River Basin is closed until the end of May 2014. There are a few Chinook still being caught in the Coquille Basin, most of them are upstream of the town of Coquille. There is an occasional brighter fish, but most fish are dark. Anglers are catching Chinook in the upper river on bait (sand shrimp or eggs) suspended under a bobber. The wild coho season will continue until Nov. 30 in the Coquille Basin. Anglers are allowed one wild coho per day and two for the season. The wild coho season bag limits are in aggregate with all other wild coho fisheries in the northwest and SW coastal basins (not including the ocean season).

Winter steelhead will be moving into the area rivers soon. Anglers usually start catching steelhead around the week of Thanksgiving, but the best fishing is usually later in the winter. Coos River Basin: Dungeness crab, bay clams, trout, salmon, steelhead Trout fishing in streams is closed until the end of May 2014. There are still a few Chinook and coho salmon in the bay, but fishing has been slow. Most of the salmon in the bay are darker in color and the majority of the Chinook have moved upstream to spawn. The wild coho season is open in the Coos Basin until Nov. 30. Anglers are allowed one wild coho per day and two for the season. The wild coho season bag limits are in aggregate with all other wild coho fisheries in the northwest and southwest coastal basins (not including the ocean season). Winter steelhead will be moving into the area rivers soon. Anglers usually start catching steelhead around the week of Thanksgiving, but the best fishing is usually later in the winter. Anglers wanting to fish the South Fork Coos River will need to pick up an access permit from the Weyerhaeuser Dellwood office. Weyerhaeuser employees will not be handing out fishing permits until the week of Nov. 25. Crabbing in Coos Bay has been slow, but improving slightly. Crabbers from a boat can pick up several legalsize crabs, but they you will have to work hard for them. Best places to crab are from the jetties up to the BLM boat ramp off the North Spit. In a cooperative effort including ODFW and OSU researchers, hundreds of red rock crabs have been tagged with a small blue “floy tag” in Charleston to gain an understanding of their growth, age, movement, population size and fishery. Red rock crabs are native to Oregon and are found in only a few Oregon estuaries. If you catch a tagged red rock crab, please contact the ODFW Charleston office at 541-888-5515. Clamming is excellent during low tides near Charleston, off Cape Arago Highway and Clam Island. There are also good places to dig clams even on positive low tides in Coos Bay. Before any shellfish harvest trip, make sure to check the Oregon Department of Agriculture website for any updates.

HUNTING W a t e r f o w l hunting has been improving in Coos County as the season progresses. The fact that there has not been enough precipitation to result in extensive flooding in inland agricultural fields has caused waterfowl to stay in coastal bays and marshes. Once flooding of these fields begins to occur, many ducks and geese will redistribute to these places and numbers will decline in bays. Places to hunt in Coos County include, but are not limited to, certain

islands in Coos Bay, Bandon Marsh Unit of Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge and parts of New River ACEC, near Langlois. Wilson’s Snipe season is open and the number of birds present locally is improving. These fast flying shore birds move south with the oncoming winter. Often they can be found feeding in marshes and areas where puddles occur in clear cuts. For the coastal hunter who wants to do some bird hunting similar to the type of hunting upland birds provide Wilson’s snipe hunting is a good substitute. These birds hold well for a bird dog like some upland birds. When they flush they do so noisily and fly fast and erratically presenting a very challenging target. Finally they are good to eat, as well. Those interested in hunting Wilson’s snipe need to learn to differentiate these birds from other shorebirds. The best way to do this is to consult a bird identification book, do a search for information on the Internet or consult your local ODFW wildlife biologist. For the past few years, brood survival for Grouse has been very low due to rainy weather in May and June, which causes young chicks to get wet and become hypothermic. As a result populations are depressed in Coos County. There are some indications that this spring was less problematic for broods, but the overall population is low enough due to past years that finding grouse remains difficult. Quail populations are also decreased compared to the past, but they are doing better than grouse. This is likely due to the fact that their broods hatch later in the spring than grouse. Hunters wanting to harvest quail will find the best hunting either in the vicinity of farmland for California quail or on exposed ridges for mountain quail. Deer hunters may find deer in clearcuts and other good habitat. Deer abundance in most of Coos County appears to be continuing on a slow increase. As in past years the highest density of deer will be found in southern Coos County. However, deer populations appear to be improving in other parts of the county, as well. Deer will be found in highest density near clear cuts with a high brush component in them. Also, deer will be most active in early mornings and late evenings. Bear numbers in the county are healthy. Moist, cool conditions are causing bears to be active in search of food. It appears they are attempting to pack on weight in preparation for winter. Since blackberries, to a large extent, are no longer available bears are switching to other foods. Bear sign will be prevalent around stands of huckleberries and in places where they are feeding on mushrooms. Hunters may find success using predator calls to lure in bears. Cougar season is currently open. Hunters can expect an average year. Cougars are abundant throughout with indicators pointing to stable or increasing numbers. Hunting cougar is a challenge because these animals are very secretive, but harvest success is greatest adjacent to private land with high deer populations using a predator call. Coyote populations are good in Coos County and they will often respond to calls. Calling coyotes in the Coast Range is challenging due to brush. Many landowners with sheep are complaining about losses of sheep to coyote predation. Hunters interested in hunting coyotes may find success in asking for permission to hunt private land where landowners are losing sheep.

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