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Out Our Back Door

    New Dog Parks Welcome Dogs and Their Owners
    Tom Baake

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    PHOTO CAPTION: A couple of visitors check out the enclosure for larger canines at the new dog parks in North Bend.
    Dogs large and small and their owners can have fun checking out two new dog parks near the airport in North Bend. The new parks join a growing roster of dog-friendly destinations in just about every South Coast community.
    Located near Colorado St. and Airport Way in North Bend, the Coos County Bay Area Dog Parks features two separate enclosures with 5-ft-high cyclone fencing, one for larger breeds and the other for dogs 25 pounds or less. They're on adjacent parcels, one uphill from the other, and out of each others' sight lines. Both parks are entered through double-gated "sally ports" that gives owners a secure space to unleash and re-leash dogs, if necessary.
    There's water available, as well as bags for dog waste.
    Organizer Tom McConnell credits the persistence of volunteers for seeing the project through. North Bend officials, for example, were skeptical. "The city's position was they never had one and they didn't have the time or money." But after further meetings with such entities as the airport board of directors and the city's planning department, the group was allowed to develop the two sites.
    Tom says it's a community effort driven by volunteers and local businesses, with cooperation and donations from such organizations as the Coos Bay Boatbuilding Center, which made benches for people to sit on while they watch the dogs play. "We've gotten wonderful support," says Tom. "It's been a great success." Volunteers are still needed, as are donations, which can be made to the Friends of Coos County Animals, a non-profit group helping with the project. There's more information and photos on the dog parks webpage and Facebook page, and also on the FOCCA pages.
    Tom says future projects may include an irrigation system. They're also keeping an eye on "how well it holds up this first winter," he says. Tom says unlike dog runs in city parks, this one is volunteer-maintained. "We have to police each other in a very polite way," he says. "So far there's been zero incidents in terms of rules."
    Part of dog park etiquette is "don't bring an excited dog into the park," says Tom. "If you create an excited dog you'll get excitement back." Control is the key, and it also helps the dog have more fun. "Socialized dogs can greet each other, smell each other, run along together (and). . . be playful."
    He hopes the group can offer educational presentations and involve 4-H students and other interested pet owners in programs and classes.
    As mentioned at the start, the North Bend parks are the latest additions to the South Coast dog park scene. In Coos Bay, leashed dogs are welcome at Mingus Park in the center of town, and on the four miles of paved and gravel roads around Empire Lakes in John Topits Park in Coos Bay's Empire district.
    Also in Empire, you and your dog can walk the bayshore beach south from the Empire Boat Ramp and probably have it all to yourselves, but try to visit on an outgoing or low tide.
    The Millicoma Marsh Trails in Coos Bay's Eastside district is popular with pooches and their owners. There's a pint-sized dog park called Gracieland behind Coos Bay Toyota.
    Many miles of beaches and trails beckon near Charleston: in addition to the mile-long Bastendorff County Park beach, there are trails at Sunset Bay, Shore Acres and Cape Arago state parks. (Although no dogs are allowed in the gardens at Shore Acres, leashed dogs are welcome on the trails.)
    Speaking of beaches, north of the Bay Area is the North Spit, with several popular places to walk dogs on both the bay and ocean sides. Heading south, between Coos Bay and Bandon, are the beaches at Seven Devils State Recreation Site and nearby Whiskey Run Beach, both offering miles of potential canine and human exercise.
    Bandon's dog park is at the east end of 11th St. SE. In Coquille, go to 201 E. 5th St (3½ blocks east of Central Ave.) In Myrtle Point, there's a dog area in Lions Memorial Park on Maple St. east of Highway 42 between 18th and 23rd St.
    Port Orford's dog park is in Buffington Memorial Park. From US 101, turn west on 14th St. The park begins on the corner of Arizona St. and 14th St.
    Brookings has two: Stout Park at 300 Oak St. in the northeast part of town, and farther south at McVay Rock State Recreation Site.
    Seven-acre Champion Park in Reedsport is west of US 101 at 855 Highway Ave., while in Florence the dog run at Singing Pines Park at Kingwood St. and Airport Rd. has been partly closed for restoration.
    Nearly all the parks have separate fenced areas for big and smaller dogs. A few – usually those in city parks – have restrooms and other amenities for humans. All have water and those handy bags for handing waste.
    So pack up your pooch and have fun exploring some of these parks!
    (Shopper columnist Tom Baake is author of regional guidebooks available at bookstores, the Coos Bay Visitor Center or at
    Earning Tahkenitch
    Tom Baake

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    PHOTO CAPTION: A hiker checks out a viewpoint near the mouth of Tahkenitch Creek between Florence and Reedsport.

    People occasionally ask if I have a favorite beach. I'm sentimental about Tahkenitch Beach, accessible from a trailhead off US 101 about halfway between Reedsport and Florence. I found my first glass float there many years ago, and it's remained a favorite place ever since, with surprises and rewards in every season, and always some subtle changes.
    Getting there involves a two-mile hike through some of the finest scenery in the entire Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. The trail traverses a classic stand of coastal forest, crosses an expanse of open sand, threads through the shorepine-dominated deflation plain and emerges in dramatic fashion right at Tahkenitch Creek's turbulent confluence with the ocean.
    Each segment holds intriguing sights, and the terrain is varied and sometimes challenging (the sandy section just mentioned). Doing the whole four-mile-roundtrip takes some determination. It's a trek mainly for the hardy, I suppose, which helps explain why it gets few visitors. If you want to really dig Tahkenitch, you've got to work it. Earn it.
    Getting There
    If you want some guidance and company, the South Coast Striders hiking group will head to Tahkenitch this Saturday, Oct. 5. Get details at . Hikers should meet at 9 a.m. at the trailhead (directions follow).
    To get to Tahkenitch from points south, go to Reedsport. From the intersection of US 101 and Highway 38 in Reedsport, go north on US 101 about 7.7 miles and turn left (W) into US Forest Service Tahkenitch Campground. It's by milepost 204. Park in the day-use area adjacent to the trailhead. A $5 day-use pass or seasonal permit is required.
    The trail heads uphill through ferns and towering rhododendron, huckleberry and salal, past a virtual library of trees -- tall fir, spruce, pine, cedar and madrone. Just under 0.3 mile is a junction with the Three Mile Lake trail. Go right, following the sign to the beach.
    The trail swings west through a corridor of more big trees. At about 0.8 mile forest meets dunes, with the way marked by a sign as well as by blue-banded wooden posts. This once was one of the largest expanses of open sand in the Oregon Dunes, but like so many other places, it's being overgrown with beachgrass.
    The sand trail reaches the stunted forest of the deflation plain at just under 0.9 mile, with portions of the route elevated above wet areas. In sandy stretches find firmer footing at the edges of the trail. At 1.3 miles is a "T" intersection with Tahkenitch Creek trail, and a bit beyond are overlooks of the creek, and the beach and ocean beyond.
    At about 1.6 mile is a "T" intersection with Three Mile Lake trail, as well as sign indicating the beach is 0.5 mile. Further sandy plodding ensues, culminating in an overlook of the creek on its final meander to the sea. Huge tangles of dead trees washed in or eroded off adjacent cliffs lie in the creekbed and along its margins like strange gigantic mythical beasts.
    Even at this distance from the ocean, large waves occasionally push upstream, fighting the creek's robust outflow and creating rips, cross-currents and foamy crests.
    The trail weaves through brushy forest again, emerging on the beach at just over 2 miles. The beach to the south is wide and flat, and a sign indicates the area is off-limits to vehicles. The estuary area has roped-off closures to protect nesting seabirds from March 15 to Sept. 15, so it's now open again.
    The creek and its confluence with the sea, meantime, are nothing short of hypnotizing. Waves and their various-sized fanned-out floodwaters seem to come from three directions at once -- incoming surf meeting the pullback waves, all churned up with the river's outflow -- a constantly-shifting palette of vortices and whirlpools and watery collisions.
    When you're ready to tear yourself away, retrace your route to return. There are other trails in the vicinity that can be made into loops. Perhaps we'll visit those another day in this fascinating area called Tahkenitch. . .

    Shopper columnist Tom Baake is author of the guidebook "Out Our Back Door," available at bookstores, the Coos Bay Visitor Center, or at
    Stand-up! For the Bay This Saturday
    Tom Baake

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    PHOTO CAPTION: Stand-up paddle board jousters square off at a previous Stand Up! For the Bay event. This year's celebration is set for Saturday at the Coos Bay Boardwalk.
    Summer is officially over but the fun goes on, except maybe if you're a deer, clam, crab, crawdad or chanterelle. Every coastal river continues to draw what I call an Estuary Flotilla of sportfishing boats in pursuit of Chinook salmon. But there's a lot more happening in these protected embayments where fresh water meets salty ocean water in a twice-daily tidal dance.
    Estuaries are nurseries for a wide variety of plant and animal life, from mud-buried critters to vital stands of eelgrass to just-hatched Dungeness crabs to fingerling baitfish. Some plants such as pickleweed actually thrive in salt water, while many fish and shellfish depend on a brackish mix.
    The food chain is pretty straightforward, with the survival of many creatures dependent on the well-being of others. Plankton and mudworms feed fish and shellfish eaten by birds and waterfowl, and on up the line to us people.
    We intercept part of the bounty and protect other parts, or set seasons and limits on just about everything from seaweed to salmon. It's both scientific and intuitive – and can also get kind of maddening, such as with one-day angling sessions, sudden restrictions and closures, and reduced bag limits.
    The issues and concerns about estuaries also vary. Some places are routinely dredged to deepen shipping channels or harbor entrances, other places are filled for such things airport runways, while yet other places are set aside for habitat protection or scenic values.
    Waterways have always been an important part of the region's economy as well. They were the first avenues of transportation in the days before roads. People, livestock, farm goods and logs were all routinely moved around by watercraft. Although much reduced in modern times, waterway traffic continues to this day, perhaps most visibly and impressively with the arrival and departure of big, ocean-going log and chip ships, barges, heavy-duty tugboats, and commercial fishing boats.
    Yet even with these frequent visitors providing some sense of scale, it's difficult to get a perspective on just how big the Coos Estuary is. Only when you're out on it in a shallow-draft paddle craft– and away from the shipping channels and well-traveled sportfishing lanes -- can you appreciate its expanse.
    But yes, you must stray a bit, do a little exploration, poke around in the backwaters and far corners, maybe even visit an island!
    Appreciation for all things estuary-related is the theme of National Estuary Week, which was actually last week but culminates this Saturday, Sept. 28 with the annual Stand Up! For the Bay event along the Coos Bay waterfront.
    The event, hosted by the Coos Bay Surfriders and South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, will once again focus on shoreline clean-up, and feature a community paddle for kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddle boards and other human-powered craft. Registration (free) is at 9 a.m. with a 10 a.m. launch time at the Coos Bay Boardwalk. The route length will be moderate and take about 2 hours, with consideration of tide and wind direction. A safety boat with lifeguards will keep an eye on paddlers.
    Participants will congregate again at 11 a.m. on the Boardwalk, or in the Broadway Theater (depending on weather), for a luau, music, and educational activities. A fan favorite is the paddle jousting tournament at noon. Wearing wetsuits and toting oversized padded paddles, jousters use a combination of finessed leverage and brute strength to dislodge their competitors for a brief dousing in the bay. The whole thing somehow manages to combine just enough serious competition with moments of downright silliness, and of course you've got to admire stand-up paddlers for thinking of it in the first place. All participants are welcome to compete; stand-up boards will be available but wetsuits will not.
    If group activities are not your cup of tea, the waters of the bay invite solo expeditions or outings with family or friends all year round, just as long as you account for weather, wind and tides. An early-morning start is the best way to outfox the wind. If you're new to the sport or the area, it's a good idea to start on some of the less-exposed inlets and channels before venturing out into the main body of the bay.
    There are boat ramps all over, and except for during salmon season, they most don't get much use. And even during a busy season like this one, you can find places such as Coalbank Slough and Catching Slough where fishing is off limits and thus there's virtually no boat traffic.
    So whether you join a fun group paddle or just go off exploring on your own, you'll see why we often say that here on the South Coast, "waterways await you!"
    (Shopper columnist Tom Baake is co-author of "Oregon South Coast Canoe, Kayak and Stand-up Paddle Guide" available at bookstores, the Coos Bay Visitor Center and at
    Have Fun Stalking These Seasonal Treats


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    PHOTO CAPTION: Crawdads thrive in coastal rivers.
    Chinook and stripers to crawdads and chanterelles, the bounty of the rivers and forests and ocean awaits those who are persistent. What I call the Estuary Fleet is out in full force right now – that would be all the sportfishing boats in the estuary waters of South Coast rivers. From the Siuslaw River in Florence, to the mighty Umpqua in Reedsport (and Smith River too), to the Coos, Coquille, Rogue and Chetco, anglers prowl the seaward confluences of these waterways in pursuit of prized Chinook salmon.
    How exciting to hook into one of these big boys (or hens too)! I was also lucky enough to be gifted with a nice chunk of striped bass caught by a local angler on the same tackle he was using to haul in salmon. What a country!
    It reminds me of taste tests setting Dungness crab against the Red Rock variety. The meat of one is sweeter but the other is firmer, etc. Ah decisions, decisions, delightful decisions.
    Speaking of shellfish, the lowly crawdad (AKA crayfish) doesn't get much attention when compared to all the other bounty, but these little critters have a wonderful lobster-like flavor and are almost as much fun to catch as to eat. You can find "mudbugs" in just about every coastal river but they're definitely a summer and fall thing as the rivers will soon rise too much. What's also fun is watching the reaction of youngsters, squealing and splashing and laughing with delight in this endeavor.
    Crawdads thrive in pools and slower-running sections of the rivers above tidewater, and also in some coastal lakes. And although you might only see one or two scampering around on the bottom, where there's one there are usually many more. They just need to be coaxed out – best accomplished by setting some bait or chum in a quiet, shallow spot. It's sort of like crabbing, you can use anything from chicken to fish to beef jerky, just nothing too rotten.
    Set out your bait and sit back and watch the bright orange critters emerge from underneath rocks and submerged branches. They're fixated on a meal so they probably won't even notice you approaching stealthily with a net or my favorite "tackle" – barbeque tongs! Net or pluck only the big ones (little ones are too much trouble to deal with) and repeat the process, or work your way up or downriver to fresh hunting grounds.
    Various traps are available, or go online to learn how to build your own. You can also watch You Tube videos on how to cook and eat crawdads. It takes a little practice, but it's mostly a matter of using a gentle twist to carefully separate the tail (where the meat is) from the body. True aficionados suck the head to get every bit of succulent juice.
    No license or permit is required for crawdads, and the season is open day and night 365 days of the year, with a daily limit of 100.
    In addition to bringing more spawning salmon into coastal estuaries, recent heavy rain has also ushered in mushroom season, sometimes called the silent hunt. The term "silent" conjures up images of 'shroomers setting off on a collecting expedition, knife and bucket in hand, checking out their favorite secret places. But as for details and locations – remain silent!
    We're fortunate here on the South Coast to be surrounded with good mushrooming territory on publicly-owned lands ranging from county, state and federal forests to such places as the Oregon Dunes.
    You can get some guidance at regularly-scheduled mushroom identification hikes held at the South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, as well as those by the Coast Range Forest Watch. Upcoming Shopper editions will have the dates of those outings.
    This is a sport with a definitive and potentially lethal learning curve. Novice or would-be mushroomers must go with experienced picker(s). Never eat anything you're not absolutely sure of. There are toxic lookalikes and deadly varieties. If you need help identifying a mushroom, check with one of the seasonal mushroom buyers in most coastal communities. They'll also share cleaning and cooking tips.
    With caution and experience, 'shrooming can be a fun and productive way to enjoy the woods. As for permits, on state lands such as the Elliott State Forest, as well as in Bureau of Land Management forests and the Coos County Forest, none is required if you're harvesting less than a gallon for personal use. The US Forest Service, which administers the national forests as well as the Oregon Dunes, has different (or no) restrictions in each forest and the Dunes. You can sleuth it out over the phone or Internet.
    Meantime, more rain is predicted – good for the fishing, even better for the fungi!
    Shopper columnist Tom Baake is author of the guidebook "Out Our Back Door," available at bookstores, the Coos Bay Visitor Center, or at
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Thunderbird — T-Bird tilt steering wheel — tilt Ton, ton, 1 ton, ¾ ton, etc — t, t, 1t, ¾t, etc trailer — trlr transmission/tranny — trans weight (hitch) — wt wheels — whls NOTE: John Deere the company uses J.D. themselves, so “John Deere” and “J.D.” are acceptable RV’s, ATV’s/CYCLES, BOATS awning — awn fifth wheel — 5th whl fully self contained — fsc generator — gen motorhome — mh self contained — sc wheels — whls 4 wheeler — 4whlr, 3whlr four wheeler — 4whlr, 3whlr Harley Davidson — Harley HD — Harley aluminum — alum electric — elec Evinrude — Evin galvanized — galv # horse power — #hp # horse — #hp inboard — i/b inboard/outboard — i/o long shaft — ls Mercury (boats only) — Merc outboard — o/b outdrive — o/d short shaft — ss Animals # months old — #mos # years old — #yrs puppies — pups spayed — spay neutered — neut female — fm male — m up to date — utd Appliances/Furniture box spring — box California — Cal capacity — cap entertainment — ent queen — qu refrigerator — fridge wooden — wood Electronics Gigabyte — gb Gigahertz — ghz Hewlett-Packard — HP high definition — hd high def — hd high def tv — hdtv Mega bytes — mb Megapixels — mp Nintendo — Nin Play Station — PS Play Station 2 — PS2 Play Station 3 — PS3 Play Station 4 — PS4 TV — tv VCR — vcr Windows 98 — Win98 Xbox 360 — Xbox360 Xbox One — XboxOne Employment experienced — exp’d hour — hr Full Time — F/T Part Time — P/T references — ref’s required — req’d week — wk year — yr Garage Sales Time example: — 8a-5p Days — Fri-Sun Dates (if needed) — 3rd-4th Highway — Hwy Roads — Rd, Ave, Blvd, St, etc… Multiple — Multi Real Estate, Mobiles, Rentals $00 per month — $00/mo $00 deposit — $00/dep # bathrooms — #ba # bedrooms — #bdr apartment — apt double — dbl double wide — dbl for sale by owner — FSBO manufactured — mfg mobilehome — mobile no drugs — n/d no pets — n/p no smoking — n/s owner may carry — omc owner will carry — owc single wide — single take over payments — t.o.p. washer/dryer hook-ups — w/d hk-ups water/sewer/garbage paid — w/s/g pd Sporting Goods Ammunition — Ammo Bicycle — Bike Camouflage — Camo magnum — mag mountain — mtn Remmington — Rem Winchester — Win Cities Bandon — bd Brookings/Harbor — b/h Charleston — charl Coos Bay — cb Coquille — cq Crescent City, CA — cc Drain/Elkton/Scottsburg — hwy38 Florence — fl Gardiner — gar Gold Beach — gb Hauser — hau Langlois — lg Lakeside — lksd Mapleton — ma Myrtle Point — mp North Bend — nb Port Orford — po Powers — pw Roseburg — rsbg Reedsport — rdspt Remote — rm Winchester Bay — wb NOTE On Cities: At the end of the phone number designating which general area the ad is from, the abbreviation will be lower case. In the body of an ad when the city is needed it will still be abbreviated, but it will be in caps. Some categories are now separated by location.














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DeEsta Kuehn

Classified Sales & Classified Manager

DeEsta Kuehn 22 years in the community, 20 years as a sales agent, and 19 years as the Classified Department Manager for The South Coast Shopper.


Katrina Smith

Classified Sales

Katrina Smith, a Coos County native, 2 years as a sales agent for the South Coast Shopper.


Amanda Libbett

Display Advertising Sales

Amanda has resided 10 years in the community, with 6 years sales and marketing experience.


Sharon Ballard

Display Advertising Sales

Sharon has been a southern Oregon coast resident for 3 years with 20 years of experience in sales and marketing.


Britney Gordon

Office Manager & Bookkeeper

Britney Gordon, is a Coos County native, 1 year as Co-Office Manager, 10 years as Office Secretary for The South Coast Shopper, and has been Assistant Manager for the Classified Department for 3 years.