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    PHOTO CAPTION: Hikers on a plant identification walk in the Elliott State Forest consult a reference guidebook to confirm their findings.

    Record-breaking warm weather and another round of much-needed rain hurries Spring along this year, inspiring us to get out and enjoy the seemingly-fleeting season while we can. As usual, there's lots to do, although it's always tempting to stay in town and enjoy the many activities, fairs, festivals, shows, farmers markets and other special events that fill up the calendar. Or maybe just mow the lawn.
    If your schedules allow, try to dip into both worlds. For example, 'tis the season for guided nature walks, with opportunities to learn about everything from wildflowers and native plants to tidepool critters and edible seaweed.
    On that last subject, Bandon resident and longtime seaweed enthusiast Dan Sawyer will give a presentation at 10 a.m. this Friday, May 17 at the Bandon Library. A regular participant through the years at the Bandon Farmers Market, Dan's been dubbed "The Seaweed Guy," giving free talks and walks on South Coast beaches to "show folks how to take care of themselves in food and medical uses of seaweed," he said in an interview.
    And although he's very down-to-earth (down-to-sea?) about the topic, he and others knowledgeable about such things prefer the term sea vegetable rather than sea weed, the latter conjuring up less-than savory images. It's a fascinating subject full of surprises, such as the fact that sea vegetables have a season. It makes sense when you think about it – sea vegetables grow more robustly when there's more sunshine, just like most terrestrial plants.
    Dan will bring fresh and dried samples of three types of local edible sea vegetables to the May 17 event. The next day, he'll lead a free walk in Port Orford beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the dock and heading south to Rocky Point. Call the Bandon Library for details or email Dan at
    As for tidepool tours, there are lots of opportunities to join wildlife Interpreters with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service at Coquille Point in Bandon to see the riches of the tidepools and the seabirds of Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge. Free talks and walks are set for the morning hours of June 4 – 6, and June 17- 20. Take the stairs to the beach and look for volunteers in blue jackets. To reach Coquille Point from US 101 in Bandon, turn west onto 11th Street and follow it west to its end at Coquille Point. There will more presentations in July and August. For details call the USF&W office in Newport at (541) 867-4550.
    The South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve has two kayak tours coming up, including an evening full moon paddle trip from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. this Friday, May 17 and a Memorial Weekend trip from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m on Saturday, May 25. Get details at their website or Facebook page.
    The Coast Range Forest Watch will host a free plant identification walk in the Palouse Creek area of the Elliott State Forest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Sunday, May 19. In a fortuitous set of circumstances, this pocket of the Elliott contains a remarkable assortment of plants and trees showcasing the forest's diversity, yet it's one of the most accessible places in what otherwise is 93,000 acres of soaring ridgelines and plunging canyons. The creek is also one of the most productive fishery streams in the forest.
    At Sunday's outing, experts will identify trees, shrubs and flowering plants, ranging from tiny, delicate orchids hiding on the forest floor to sphagnum moss growing in big old alders. Here, too, are the "animal plants": horsetail and coltsfoot and cow parsnip and piggyback and floxglove and monkey flower and goosefoot and manroot. Familiar flowers like daisies, asters and buttercups burst up everywhere, but watch out for stinging nettle. Too late? Use the plant called dock to sooth nettle irritations.
    Under the great huge hemlocks and maples and lesser alders and cascaras, beneath the towering huckleberries and Oregon grape and salal and oso berries and red currant and willows and vinemaples and elderberries, you might find yarrow and broadleaf plantain and yerba buena and wild ginger and yellow dogtooth violet and columbine and skunk cabbage and bleeding heart and lily of the valley and three kinds of ferns along with delicate trilliums – but please don't pick the trillium, they take seven years from seed to flower! This week's latest "watering" should make even more things pop out.
    Get details at the Coast Range Forest Watch Facebook page or RSVP at, and meet at 10 a.m. this Sunday at Bay Bridge Motel parking lot north of McCullough Bridge. You can mow the lawn afterwards . . .

    (Shopper columnist Tom Baake is author of regional guidebooks. Buy the books at local bookstores, the Coos Bay Visitor Center or at
    New Routes and Fun Rides At Whiskey Run Bike Trails
    Tom Baake

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    PHOTO CAPTION: Mountain bikes stand ready for riders at a Whiskey Run Mountain Bike Trails event last fall.
    As work continues on the latest phase of the Whiskey Run Mountain Bike trail system between Coos Bay and Bandon, another fun event is scheduled for this Saturday in the already-completed section, with more activities and rides planned in the weeks and months ahead.
    A fundraiser for the Wild Rivers Coast Mountain Bike Association, the "Whiskey Run Chaser" set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, May 11, challenges riders to see how many laps they can do on a 6.6-mile course in 6 hours. Riders can compete solo, duo, or in teams of 3-5 riders. Trails on the west side of the system will be closed for the event, but new trails on the east side will be open to the public, according to event organizer Erin Kessler of the mountain bike group.
    "It's going to be a festive vibe at the trailhead," she said, noting that Coos County Commissioners are expected to be on hand to grill hotdogs as they did at a grand opening event last fall. (The trail system is on Coos County Forest land and was supported by commissioners for its recreation and tourism potential.) "If people want to bring the family, they can check out the new trails or just hang out and watch the riders and cheer them on." The chase event will cost $20 per rider, with proceeds going to the mountain bike group's trail maintenance efforts. 7 Devils Brewery beer sales will also be donated to the group, said Erin.
    She'll be on hand with information on upcoming group rides, women's rides and a youth mountain biking team. (Keep up with current activities at the Wild Rivers Coast Mountain Biking Association's Facebook page or their website .)
    As noted, Saturday's event follows previous well-attended activities, with the trails attracting a steady stream of riders since before they were officially opened. Developed by professional trail designers Ptarmigan Ptrails, the system is funded by grants from the state's Travel Oregon and State Parks divisions, among other sources.
    Called "flow trails" because they involve a minimum of drastic elevation changes, the single-track mountain bike paths weave and interconnect for more than 12 miles of riding on the system's west side. These first-phase trails are mostly rated beginner and intermediate, with more challenging trails planned for the second and third phases. An area called The Snag developed for youngsters and beginners has turned out to be one of the most popular sections.
    Trailwork on the east side adds 800 to 900 feet per day, said Erin. "We should be finished in a couple of months." When completed, the system is expected to offer more than 30 miles of riding.
    The trails are also intended to showcase the various uses of the county forest, said Coos County Commissioner Melissa Cribbins, from logging and tree planting to recreational offerings. The mountain bike trails "give people and families an opportunity to live a healthier lifestyle," she said, and create a destination to attract dedicated mountain bikers who patronize local motels, campgrounds, restaurants and other businesses, providing another boost for the local tourism industry.
    Trails (and parking at trailheads) are free and open year round, although bicyclists are urged not to ride when trails are muddy. Riders may use pedal assist e-bikes, but no motorized or throttle bikes. The trails are open to hikers, but listen for cyclists. Also keep in mind the trails were developed for maximum potential riding, so they include superfluous switchbacks and meanders that you wouldn't normally see on a hiking trail.
    There are free maps at local bike shops and at the main trailhead parking area, but the best and most current is at . The mountain bike group is also seeking donations of 24-inch mountain bikes for youngsters who want to participate in the youth teams but don't have a bike.
    Getting There
    There are four ways to get to the Whiskey Run Trails, depending on what direction you're coming from. From Coos Bay, head south about 13 miles on US 101 and turn right (W) on West Beaver Hill Rd. In about 2 miles turn left (W) on Whiskey Run Ln. The main trailhead parking lot is 0.7 mile; the parking lot of The Snag trails in another 0.9 mile.
    (Shopper columnist Tom Baake is author of "Oregon South Coast Bike Ride Guide," available at local bookstores and bike shops, or at
    State Parks Work Restores The View from Humbug Mountain
    Tom Baake

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    PHOTO CAPTION: A visitor admires the recently-cleared view to the south from atop Humbug Mountain.
    The 3-mile hike to the top of Humbug Mountain south of Port Orford has always been challenging, but over the years the trees grew in around the top, and hikers didn't get much of a view as a reward for their climb. The situation has improved considerably thanks to an Oregon State Parks project that cleared some trees at the top to re-open the sweeping southward panorama.
    A Northwest Youth Corps crew also did a tremendous amount of trail maintenance, fixing washouts and small landslides, clipping back ferns and undergrowth, and clearing downed trees and branches. The trails are in great shape and a visit right now is particularly satisfying as the woods are vibrant from late-season rain, the little creeks are full and fresh, and the wildflowers are bursting forth.
    Whether coming from the north or south, a trip to Humbug Mountain State Park takes in impressive views and interesting sights, not to mention potential detours to attractions ranging from lighthouse and historic house tours to headland hiking trails to kelp aquaculture.
    Getting There
    From Coos Bay and other points north of Port Orford, head south on US 101 and follow it to Port Orford. About 5 miles north of town is the access road to Cape Blanco State Park, with the aforementioned Cape Blanco lighthouse and historic Hughes House tours.
    In Port Orford, follow signs west on 9th St. to Port Orford Heads State Park, with an absorbing museum and magnificent headland trails. While in Port Orford, check out its unusual "dolly dock" onto which fishing boats are hoisted and placed on trailers. On another part of the dock, dulse seaweed is being cultivated in big watertight enclosures.
    From Battle Rock Park at the south end of town on US 101, you'll see Humbug Mountain's distinctive sugarloaf profile looming to the south. Continue south on US 101 for 4 miles to Humbug Mountain State Park. Turn right into the trailhead parking area.
    The trail begins amidst huge mossy myrtles, grizzled old Port Orford Cedar, mammoth spruce and gigantic Douglas fir. It crosses a rocky creekbed and immediately heads uphill, aided by strategic switchbacks. US 101 seems to shrink as you rise above it, with traffic sounds soon replaced by wind in the trees, the creek's rushing waters, and the nearby booming ocean. Every turn seems to reveal an ever-more-awesome old-growth fir. The trail briefly parallels the creek, then crosses it, and from here it mellows a bit as it continues up the 1,710-ft. mountain.
    As for the name Humbug, there are several explanations. Indian tribes had a name for it referring to salmon cheeks, a prized part of the fish. White settlers called it Sugarloaf owing to its resemblance to a mound of sugar, and later dubbed it Humbug after a party of settlers got disoriented and ended up bushwacking their way to the top to get their bearings. Once you traverse these nearly-vertical slopes (on nice well-engineered trails), you'll marvel at how brutal that trek must have been! Bah Humbug!
    Just under 1 mile is a crossroads, where a sign informs the West trail is 1.5 miles to the summit, and East trail 2 miles. The East trail is less strenuous, so I recommend going that way.
    The trail rounds the mountain's east side and transitions to a climate zone of spindly tanoaks, spiky beargrass, maidenhair ferns, huckleberry, salal and Oregon grape. Milepost markers at 2 and 2.5 miles presumably spur you on – almost there!
    The trail swings back around to the western slopes and meets the West trail for the final push. And then here's the top, with the grand southward view as promised. Hand-hewn benches and seats have been carved from some of the stumps, although state parks project coordinator Casey Nielsen said more durable benches will be installed. As for the logged trees, they'll be left in place to provide habitat, he said. (Helicopter removal was deemed too intrusive, although it was among public suggestions.)
    Nielsen credited state parks forester/arborist Craig Leech for helping select the trees to be fallen, and state parks beach ranger Pete Hockett for his "day-to-day efforts on the ground to make it happen."
    Since the project also included clearing a few trees on the West trail, I returned that way to see what I could see – literally. As mentioned, the West trail is steeper; it mostly descends a hogback ridgeline, with a few welcome switchbacks. The viewshed improvements were hard to spot, which had been part of the plan to avoid a clearcut-like appearance. A few openings provided glimpses northward to Port Orford and Cape Blanco.
    A few more turns downhill was the East-West trail junction passed earlier, and from there the descent continued back to the parking area. A hearty well done, and that's no humbug!

    (Shopper columnist Tom Baake is author of regional guidebooks. Buy the books at local bookstores, the Coos Bay Visitor Center or at
    Waterways Offer Fun For Kayak and SUP Excursions
    Tom Baake

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    PHOTO CAPTION: Stand-up paddlers, kayakers, canoeists and other watercraft users arrive at the Coos Bay Boardwalk during a paddling event last year. Another group tour is set for this Saturday.

    Last week I mentioned the increasing popularity of kayaking and stand-up paddling (SUP) that's led to planning for a number of upcoming events. Following on the heels of a couple of well-attended community outings on the Coquille River last summer, an ambitious schedule has been set for this year, about which more in a moment.
    Closer at hand is a community paddle-craft event on the Coos Bay estuary set for this Saturday, April 27, followed by a Saturday evening film festival at the Egyptian Theatre on several aspects of the fast-growing sport and related topics
    Participation in the paddling event is free, while the film festival has a suggested $10 ticket price, with proceeds benefiting the Coos Bay chapter of the Surfriders Foundation, an international group that promotes awareness, safety and ocean conservation. The Coos Bay Surfriders also organize the Blue Water Task Force, which monitors, samples and provides data on water quality at several local locations. (For results and details, see their website .)
    In addition to providing a community outing just for fun, the event may also introduce paddlers to sections of the upper bay they might not have visited. Indeed, except during the busy fall fishing season, these upbay waterways and their attendant boat ramps and launch points get scant usage, a fact finally becoming apparent to our various tourism and visitor promoters. And one need only view increased attendance every year at the annual Stand Up For the Bay paddling event to see the potential.
    While some paddler access and enhancement proposals such as an improved launch site at the Coos Bay Boardwalk and a new launch site at the Coos History Museum bog down in what I view as incongruously lengthy bureaucratic discussions, paddlers themselves take a more direct approach, like this Saturday's guided excursion. Kayak instructor and event organizer John Schlesinger said paddlers should meet at the Eastside boat ramp at 8:30 a.m. and plan on a 9 a.m. start time. Paddlers will head up Isthmus Slough as the tides turn, with a return on the ebb that will make paddling easier.
    "Isthmus Slough is more protected," Schlesinger noted, "with minimal current because there's less freshwater inflow than at downbay locations, and minimal boat traffic this time of year, and easy access and lots of parking at the Eastside boat ramp." There's no fee to launch at Eastside, which features two concrete ramps and a dock.
    In addition to Schlesinger, there will be at least two other instructors accredited by the American Canoe Association, as well as motorized support vessels including a Coast Guard Auxiliary boat and the "Fun Sway," a tour boat new to the Coos Bay waterfront this season.
    As usual, safety is top priority. Every paddler must carry a personal flotation device (PFD), and it's strongly advised to wear it at all times. For those under 12, a PFD is required at all times. Upper body clothing should begin with fleece, which wicks away perspiration. Says Schlesinger: "Cotton a killer, it soaks up moisture and lowers your body temperature." It's all about what he calls "risk management. It doesn't matter whether you're in a watercraft, driving a car, even taking a walk, every time you go out, you're trying to minimize or manage risks."
    As for Saturday evening's film festival, Schlesinger said it's part of a touring event in its 13th year. "They put together the best films on different kinds of paddling, as well as surfing, rafting, fishing, traveling on rivers, whitewater, canoeing, kayaking and SUPing, even waterfall jumps. But it's not just whitewater stunts, there are films on things like how to get kids started in kayaking."
    Doors open at the Egyptian Theater at 4 p.m., with films from 5 to 9 p.m. Pizza, beer and wine will be available, and there will door prizes and raffles.
    As noted, proceeds go to Surfrider projects which include regular beach-cleanups, scholarships for local high school students, and other activities.
    Meantime, following a couple of well-attended paddle-craft events last summer, organizers of the Coquille River Water Trail have set free excursions for May 25 (Coquille to Riverton), June 22 (Myrtle Point to Arago), July 20 (Riverton to Rocky Point), August 21 (Arago to Coquille) and Sept. 21 (Rocky Point to Bandon.) Organizer Brian Kraynik said having multiple events on the schedule should make it easier for people to make it to at least one of them, with visitors and locals alike having the chance to experience these unique and beautiful opportunities that are easily found "right out our back door," as the saying goes.
    (Shopper columnist Tom is co-author of the guidebook "Oregon South Coast Canoe, Kayak and Stand-up Paddle Guide," available later this spring.)
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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 Palmer

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.