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Brand new: Mary Schamehorn - As I See It
Relocation of sea lions not enough to protect Willamette fish
Demand for Oregon timber continues to rise
10 caves in Oregon for an underground adventure
Search and Rescue crews warn of cold water temperatures
Restaurants encounter customers bringing animals inside
New York considers statewide ban of plastic bags
Thousands of girls joining boys as Cub Scouts
One fourth of children under seven own a smartphone
Goose attacks high school golfer
How to stay safe when the 'Big One' comes
2018 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
Coffee Break      Western World      Koos News      The Ducque      Egyptian Theatre
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      Wind on the water      Thomas Hill
Coquille River Water Trail      City limits/zoning map      Zoning rules      Coos County parcel search map

Weather-only page that updates every 5 minutes

Weather information updates automatically every 5 minutes
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 enhanced infrared satellite image      12 hour loop

A typical day in Bandon


Coquille River

An unused Bandon postcard from Mongo's collection

Bandon photo submitted by Steve M

Bandon photo submitted by Wendy D

Bandon photo (crab measuring itself) submitted by Dave S

Bandon photo submitted by Dave W

Ask the Car Psychic
car psychic
the car psychic can be followed on facebook

Dear Car Psychic: The transfer case on my 01 Chevy HD locked up and sheared off the driveshaft. I gutted it out and installed only the 2 wheel drive fork and got the driveshaft welded. I drove it for 22 miles, so far feels smooth except for a little vibration at 39 to 43 mph. Most likely the driveshaft needs balancing but thought what the hell, it's a work truck and just don't drive at that speed. I assume the transfer case will last until I find a good case and then balance the drive shaft..perhaps all summer...thoughts???

Car Psychic: You my friend are a problem solver. Your repairs should last indefinitely.

A visit to Wilson's Market - a 'Mongo-must-do'

Inside Wilson's Market

Mongo's song pick of the day: Reckless Kelly - 'Give It A Try'

Tide Table

Mongo's art pick of the week: 'Blanche' by local artist Arlene Tinsley
An oil pastel, not for sale, on display thru the end of April at the Art by the Sea Gallery and Studio

Bebe Bardot
'Ruby Red Pickup Truck' by Bebe Bardot


From the archives

joke of the day
A woman announces to her friend that she is getting married for the fourth time.
"How wonderful! But I hope you don't mind me asking what happened to your first husband?"
"He ate poisonous mushrooms and died."
"Oh, how tragic! What about your second husband?"
"He ate poisonous mushrooms too and died."
"Oh, how terrible! I'm almost afraid to ask you about your third husband."
"He died of a broken neck."
"A broken neck?"
"He wouldn't eat the mushrooms."

Call the cops!

Mugshots: Lindsay Lohan, 07/2007, drunk driving and cocaine possession

Mugshots: Lindsay Lohan, 11/2007, drunk driving

Mugshots: Lindsay Lohan, 07/2010, violating probation

Mugshots: Lindsay Lohan, 09/2010, failing court-ordered drug tests

Mugshots: Lindsay Lohan, 10/2011, failed to perform her court-ordered community service

Video: Sneaker wave near Charleston, Oregon

mongo and minga



Future events
Apr 25 Coos Bay Winter Market at Pony Village Mall
Apr 25-28, Art classes at Art By The Sea Gallery
Apr 26, Planning Commission meeting, the agenda
Apr27-28, Florence Wine, Art & Jazz Fest
Apr 27-29, Drag Racing at Coos Bay Speedway
Apr 28, Ahhh Shucks! 13th Annual Charleston Oyster Feed
Apr 28, Coast Guard open house in North Bend
Apr 28, Shoreline Education for Awareness 'Annual Puffin Party' at Face Rock
Apr 28, An Evening with Jane Kirkpatrick- Oregon Author night at Langlois Cheese Factory
Apr 28, Live music at the Broken Anchor: The Good Lookers
Apr 28,29 Labyrinth in the sand at Face Rock Beach
May 02,09,16,23,30, Downtown Coos Bay Farmers Market
May 04, Downtown Coos Bay Wine Walk
May 04-05, Good Earth Community Garden Plant Sale at the Old Town Marketplace
May 04,05,06,11,12,13,18,19,20,25,26,27, 'Shrek The Musical' at The Little Theatre, North Bend
May 04,05,11,12,18,19,25,26, Old Town Marketplace Farmers Market
May 05, Euphoria Ridge Hike w/South Coast Striders
May 05, Bandon Showcase presents: 'On The Rocks' at the Sprague
May 05, 'Two On Tap' performs at Egyptian Theatre, Coos Bay
May 06, 'Two On Tap' performs at Egyptian Theatre, Coos Bay
May 09, 'Midgets With Attitude' midget wrestling in North Bend
May 11-13, Lakeside Crawdad Festival
May 12, Good Earth Garden Series 'Harvesting & Using Seaweed' in the Youth Center
May 13, 'Rhododendron Sunday' on Mothers Day at Shore Acres
May 14, Film Night Night at the library, 'The Terminal' w/Tom Hanks
May 18-19, 'Whale of a Wine Fest', Gold Beach
May 18-20, Marlo Dance Studio presents 'Peter Pan' in the Sprague
May 18-20, Model Train Show at Pony Village Mall
May 25-27, 'BBQ, Blues & Brews on the Bay' at The Mill Casino
May 26, Marine Swap Meet on Bandon boardwalk
June 02-03, Sep 01-02, Nov 23-24, Free fishing days in Oregon
June 02,09,16,23,30, 'Who Threw Granny in the Well?' at the Sawdust Theatre
June 07-10, Pistol River Wave Bash
June 14-17, Chainsaw Carving Championships in Reedsport
June 15-16, 'Lakeside Brewfest' in Lakeside
June 16, 'Tour de Fronds' cycling event in Powers
Jun 16, Jul 28, Oct 20, 'Curry Contra Dances' at Sixes Grange
Jun 21, 'The Missoula Flood' at the Bandon Historical Society Museum
June 23, 'World Naked Bike Ride' in Portland
July 03, Fireworks at The Mill Casino
July 07,14,21,22,28 'Who Threw Granny in the Well?' at the Sawdust Theatre
July 20-22, 'July Jubilee' in North Bend
July 24-28, 'Oregon Coast Music Festival' in Coos Bay
July 25-29, 'Dunefest' in Winchester Bay
Aug 04,11,18,19,25,31,Sep 01, 'Who Threw Granny in the Well?' at the Sawdust Theatre
Aug 10-12, Charleston Seafood Beer & Wine Festival
Sep 07-09, Cranberry Festival, Bandon
Dec 08,09,15,16, Marlo Dance Studio presents 'The Nutcracker' in the Sprague

Mongo: "Have a great day!"

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