North Bend School Registration Deadlines

Registration for students planning to attend North Bend School District will be underway soon.  Elementary registration is set for Thursday and Friday (August 16th-17th) from 8:00am-4:00pm.  Grades K-5 may register at North Bay Elementary or Hillcrest Elementary depending on the zone in which they live.  Kindergarten students must be five years of age on or before September 1, 2018.

North Bend Middle School registration for grades 6th, 7th and 8th is on August 16th and 17th, from 8:00am-11:00am & 12:00pm-3:30pm at the Middle School.

High School Registration for returning students grades 9-12 is Friday, August 17th from 7:45am-2:30pm.  New students should call after August 6th to make an appointment to register.  Please call 541-751-7183 to schedule an appointment.

If enrolling children for the first time or for Kindergarten, parents should bring a copy of their child’s birth certificate, a record of immunizations and proof of residency.

For more information please visit or call 541-756-2521

2018 STEP Salmon Derby: September 1st, 2nd, and 3rd

August marks the start of Fall Chinook Salmon season on the lower Umpqua River. Early run fall salmon enter the Umpqua River to begin their life concluding journey to their natal spawning streams deep in Oregon’s coastal mountains. A journey fraught by a gauntlet of dangers both natural and manmade. The first is 70 + degree river water temperature. Having spent 3 to 4 years in an ocean of mid 50 degree water the shock of 70+ degree fresh water causes the fish to linger in the lower river acclimating to the higher temperatures. Good news for salmon anglers. As late summer gives way to the turning of the season in September more and more salmon enter the river. Thousands of wild Chinook are joined by an additional 2000 plus STEP Chinook salmon. These fish are raised and released as smolt into Winchester Bay by a group of dedicated anglers giving back to the sport they love. (Gardiner-Reedsport-Winchester Bay STEP)

To celebrate the salmon’s return GRWB STEP holds its annual Salmon Derby over Labor Day weekend. This year’s derby is scheduled for Saturday, Sunday, and Monday September 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, and is open to all anglers. Tickets are on sale now at Ace Hardware in Reedsport and the Stockade Market in Winchester Bay. Tickets are $10.00 for individuals or $25.00 per boat ticket (3 or more anglers). Anglers may also purchase tickets each morning of the derby at the East Boat Launch in Winchester Bay and the new Rainbow Plaza Boat Launch in downtown Reedsport. Derby hours are daylight to 6:00pm on Saturday and Sunday; daylight to 12:00 noon on Monday.

*$500.00 cash prize for the largest salmon (by weight) for the derby

*$150.00 for the largest salmon (by weight) each day

*$100.00 cash prize for the smallest legal salmon (by weight) of the derby.

The derby concludes with cash prize presentations starting at 1:30 pm on Monday at the Winchester Bay Marina Activity Center. Raffle drawings follow and include fishing and outdoor gear donated by “Sportsman’s Warehouse” valued at $1350.00. A $750.00 fishing Kayak package donated by “Next Adventure”, and many other prizes including guided fishing trips, gift certificates, and merchandise donated by local merchants.

For additional information email: or call Rick Rockholt at 541-613-0589

First Friday Night Market is coming to YOU!

Coos Head Food Co-op is hosting a pilot run of night markets as a showcase for local artisans, makers, and growers. We are excited to utilize our newly paved parking lot to provide an inviting environment for the community to engage with vendors as well as have fun in downtown Coos Bay!

We are looking to expand Wine Walk activities by offering a platform for community members to have fun at Coos Head Food Co-op which has been in the Community for 47 years!

When: Friday, September 7th; and Friday, October 5th

We are looking for the following: local artisans, local growers, food court vendors, and musicians.

For more info: Please email at

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