Tribal fund aids firefighters in Powers

POWERS — Like a milk carton or a quarterback’s knees, firefighting gear comes with an expiration date. That means keeping current with safety standards can strain a small town’s budget.

That’s certainly true in Powers, a Coos County town with about 700 residents and chronic economic hardships. But thanks to a $22,000 grant from the Coquille Tribal Community Fund, Powers soon will outfit its volunteer fire department with all-new “turnouts” to replace its increasingly antiquated gear.

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Chase ends with two arrests

COOS COUNTY — Halloween night kept officers busy when a high speed chase led them in and around North Bend and Coos Bay.

The pursuit began near Walmart at 8:15 p.m. when a Coquille Tribal Police officer attempted to stop a 2013 Honda Civic for running a red light, according to a press release.

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