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Out Our Back Door

    Escape Coastal Fog and Wind by Heading Inland


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    PHOTO CAPTION: Visitors contemplate the Coquille River's north fork as it splashes through small rapids in LaVerne County Park, northeast of Coquille.

    By Tom Baake
    Fog burns off a little before 11 a.m., then the north wind kicks in. Welcome to summertime on the Oregon coast.
    You can, however, escape the crummy coastal weather by simply going inland. Most times the fogbank extends only a few miles. For example, the North Bend/Coos Bay area (and Bandon too) can be socked in, while it's a windless, fog-free summer day in Coquille, just 20 miles away, or 10 miles further, in Myrtle Point. A picnic destination in those areas will do wonders for your mood.
    The wind can be certainly be tricky. It isn't necessarily always confined to the coastal zone, but can sometimes blow right up through places like the Coquille River Valley. The treetops will be rocking in Myrtle Point, a sure sign it's really windy along the coast.
    But even this persistent summertime wind can be outfoxed. Simply head into the hills. A perfect example is LaVerne Park, near Fairview, northeast of Coquille. It's one of the jewels of the Coos County Parks system, and is actually two parks tucked into a canyon along the Coquille River's north fork. Well-protected by the undulations of the Coast Range, the park can warm up to 80 and 90 degrees, making swimming, picnicking, camping and other such activities quite delightful.
    West LaVerne Park is can be reserved for gatherings for up to 300 people, and there are large, covered shelters for such events, as well as horseshoe pits, two softball fields, a playground area and walking paths.
    The main LaVerne Park offers camping and more group picnic areas with pavilions, another playground and ball field, and a swimming/wading area along a sandy beach. Find a quiet spot upstream or down and try a little trout fishing. There are also rental cabins. The camping and day-use fees are reasonable considering how much there is to do. It's a nice drive, too.
    Getting There
    From Coos Bay, head south on US 101 about 5 miles and take Highway 42 to Coquille. Take the West Coquille exit (West Central Blvd.), following signs to LaVerne Park. In 1 mile turn left on Fairview Rd., following signs to Fairview, LaVerne Park.
    The road rolls through the lush pasturelands, passing peaceful country places. Many have antique farm machinery set up like roadside displays.
    The road eases up out of the lowlands and begins a gentle climb that becomes more earnest, with significant curves and switchbacks, before topping off about 3.7 miles along. Now for the downhill part, with more hairpin turns. Then relax for the ride down through mellow pasturelands into Burton Prairie. About 7 miles from Coquille is Fairview and the "Four Corners" intersection with Lone Pine Ln. The store here is last chance for supplies.
    Proceed straight (N) across the intersection, following signs to LaVerne Park. The temperature rises deliciously, the air rich with birdsong and the heady smells of early summer.
    The road goes by homesteads and ranches for a half-dozen miles, passes a classic old Smokey the Bear sign, and plunges into the woods. Around a few turns is West LaVerne Park. The main park is just beyond, with the aforementioned diversions. Seeking sun, or shade? There are picnic tables and benches set about strategically for both. Other corners of the park offer places to play everything from volleyball to horseshoes, or you can just enjoy the cool serenity.
    The day-use area swimming hole features a beach, rope swing and old concrete structure from which kids like to jump into the swimming hole.
    Some of the nicest stretches of river are in the campground area. Lined by huge old myrtlewoods, the river flows over and beside ledges of smooth, flat rock, with little waterfalls and some deep holes. In between quiet stretches, the river rushes through smooth-rock rapids, creating natural whirlpool tubs and some short rock slides and mini-waterfalls.
    So whether you want to escape just for the day or maybe spend a night or two, consider LaVerne Park as your refuge "right out your back door" and take a holiday from the fog!

    (Shopper columnist Tom Baake is author of local guidebooks available at bookstores, the Coos Bay Visitor Centers or at
    Each South Coast River Has Its Own Personality


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    PHOTO CAPTION: A long stretch of riffles on the Rogue River is visible from the Coon Rock Bridge near Agness.

    By Tom Baake
    A while back I wrote about how remarkably different South Coast rivers look, despite their relative proximity to one another. The settings range from the dramatic geology of the Chetco River near Brookings to the gently rolling terrain around the Rogue River near Gold Beach to the sprawling estuaries of the Coquille and Coos rivers. Farther north, the mighty Umpqua River carves a swatch through all sorts of settings from its Cascade Mountain sources to its mouth at Winchester Bay near Reedsport, while the Siuslaw River in Florence is another complex coastal estuary with tidal influence stretching far upriver.
    The rivers are about 25 miles apart and share many common attributes, from wildlife and fish habitat to transportation corridors to sport-fishing destinations. Some still provide community water sources.
    For local Indian tribes, "everything was about the river," and this profound connection is still very much a part of their culture.
    The Chetco River is a good example of both the unique and shared characteristics of South Coast rivers. Its headwaters are in steep, deeply dissected, sparsely vegetated terrain. It follows the tortuous twists and turns of a landscape rent by intense geologic restlessness, including upheavals that sent tectonic plates colliding and deposited seabed rocks and minerals atop the region's highest peaks and ridges.
    By contrast, the terrain around other coastal rivers is less dramatic; in many cases bounded by gently rolling benchlands, and dense, temperate forests dominated by moisture-loving Douglas fir. For example, just a scant two dozen miles north of the Chetco is the mighty Rogue River's seaward confluence, reached after flowing 215 miles through terrain ranging from soothing, deep forest to dry, rockfast reaches.
    Mirroring its many looks is the Rogue's well of legend and lore. More has been written about the Rogue than all other South Coast rives combined. Its history includes tragic, so-called Indian "wars," followed by decades of rugged settlement, mining, and logging, interwoven with world class salmon and steelhead fishing, still a vital part of life here today.
    To get some good looks at the Rogue River, motorists can drive up either the south bank or north bank to Lobster Creek Bridge, and return on the other side, perhaps even stopping for a walk on the south bank's trails. You can also drive down to gravel bars next to the river.
    A veritable fleet of sportfishing boats crowd the water during fishing season, and other craft ply the river, including the popular US Mail jetboat excursions and Hellgate Canyon rafting tours.
    Kayakers, canoeists and stand-up paddlers have also discovered the Rogue. It's so popular, in fact, that permits are required to float, boat and paddle along certain stretches.
    While the Rogue's current can be strong, it's actually a series of pools and riffles. There are Class V rapids in some places, but as it nears the sea, the Rogue settles down to offer current-assisted paddling through some inspiring scenery. At this writing, no permits were required to paddle below Foster Bar.
    Out and back excursions in the river's estuary near Gold Beach can be fun, challenging and rewarding. Tidal influence extends about 4 miles upriver.
    Many summer days come with a persistent north wind in the afternoon and dazzling sunshine (when the fog burns off). Paddlers sometimes do moonlit tours to avoid the wind and sun.
    Most boating and paddling trips from upriver sites require a vehicle shuttle. There are a handful of easy put-ins/take-outs at US Forest Service campgrounds and other locations.
    A favorite is the 12-mile stretch downriver from where the Illinois River enters the Rogue near Agness. There's no vehicle or public river access for this stretch so it feels particularly wild, especially through fabled Copper Canyon.
    The USFS Quosatana campground is another good place to launch. You can paddle upstream through miles of pools and riffles, practicing your technique against eddies and currents, or walk your vessel through sections you're unsure of.
    So whether you're up for a paddling expedition, a fishing trip, a jetboat tour or a scenic drive, the Rogue River offers lots of opportunities for fun -- especially impressive when you consider this is just one of the gems in the strand of jewels that are South Coast rivers.

    (Shopper columnist Tom Baake is author of regional guidebooks available at book stores, the Coos Bay Visitor Center and online at
    Powers-Glendale Route Offers Lots of Scenery


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    PHOTO CAPTION: A bicyclist gets a closer look at a waterfall along the Powers-Glendale route. (Photo courtesy Archi Davenport)

    By Tom Baake
    In addition to its designation as a scenic bike route, the Powers-Glendale route offers a paved road for bicycles and vehicles to inland destinations. It's another of the interesting attractions of the Powers Ranger District of the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest. At its eastern end, the route travels through equally-impressive forestlands of the Coos Bay District of the Bureau of Land Management.
    Right now in late spring the forests burst with wildflowers and rhodies in bloom. As summer progresses the leafy maples and alders provide a natural awning of cool relief, while the adjacent south fork of the Coquille River tempts with dozens of swimming holes. Autumn is the most dramatic. Gigantic leaves waft from the big old maples, and the alders shiver their golden mantles, just part of the colorful show.
    In years past, the route was also the site of the annual Tour de Fronds (as in swordfern fronds) bicycling event, although it's been put on hold that past two years due to the virus pandemic.
    For this article, the route describes a loop from Highway 42 in Myrtle Point to the Powers Highway, and from there via the Powers-Glendale route to inland destinations of Glendale and Riddle, with a return on Highway 42 to Coos County.
    So, from Highway 42 in Myrtle Point, continue 4 miles to the Powers Highway exit and follow it 18 miles to Powers. Continue through Powers, following signs to China Flat, Ilahe, Agness. In 4 miles the route enters the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest and becomes FS 33. About 17 miles from Powers, turn left (E) on FS 3348, following signs to Eden Valley and Glendale. The road climbs up into steep, old-growth forest, twisting around tight turns.
    In 1.5 miles is Coquille Falls Natural Area, with a trail down to Coquille Falls.
    The route enters Eden Valley, where there are individual US Forest Service campsites as well as a couple of campgrounds, all with vault toilets, campfire rings, and picnic tables, but no water.
    The byway heads uphill, with panoramas opening eastward. You'll enter BLM land; the road changes to BLM 32-8-3.1 (Kelsey Mule Rd.). Not far beyond is the challenging 1.4-mile trail up Mt. Bolivar, at 4,319 feet Coos County's highest peak.
    The road rolls just below a ridgeline through fine old trees surrounded by wild rhodies. You'll pass other roads, but stick to BLM 32-8-3.1, following a sign to Grave Creek. The road tops out about 2 miles past Mt. Bolivar. This is Arrasta Saddle, at 3,256 feet the high point of the drive. About 1 mile beyond is another saddle – a low point between ridges – called Anaktuvuk.
    Continue on the main road (BLM 32-8-3.1), passing two roads (BLM 32-9-16.2 and 16.1) to the left and two to the right (BLM 32-19-16 and an unnumbered road).
    Just beyond is another fork. Go right on BLM 32-8-3.1, following the sign to Cold Springs Camp, Tucker Flat, Marial, Glendale, Grants Pass.
    Stay on BLM 32-8-3.1 at the next intersection, following a sign to Grave Creek. You'll intercept the Back Country Byway (BLM 32-9-14.2); get on it and follow signs to Grants Pass and Grave Creek.
    In just 0.1 mile, go left on Bobby Creek Rd., BLM 32-8-9.2. The road twists down a canyon to the west fork of Cow Creek. Cross the bridge and follow the road as it loops up to a "T" intersection.
    Turn right, on BLM 32-8-1.1, following the sparkling creek. You'll pick up double yellow lines and fog lines after about 1 mile, and in 2 more is the main stem of Cow Creek. Just across railroad tracks and a bridge is a "T" intersection.
    For this tour, to head to Riddle and I-5, turn left (N) on Cow Creek Rd. and follow it along the river. (A right turn here will take you to Glendale, 15 miles, and another 3 miles to I-5.)
    To the north, the Cow Creek route passes through a wild and undeveloped landscape – except for the railroad tracks, still used by the Central Oregon & Pacific Railroad. In about 3 miles is a BLM recreational gold panning area. A bit beyond are the flying saucer-looking outcrops of Iron Mountain. A few homesteads signal the beginning of human settlement. A historic marker points out an old collapsed railroad tunnel.
    Next landmark is the Glenbrook Nickel smelter. This was the first major nickel mine in the U.S., with work commencing in 1882. Follow the main road into Riddle and from there connect with I-5. Go north on I-5 for 10.5 miles to exit 112, following signs to Coos Bay, Ocean Beaches, Oregon Coast.
    The route passes the Roseburg Lumber Co. mill near Dillard, one of the largest sawmills in the Pacific Northwest, and continues to Winston, where Highway 42 returns you to Coos County.

    (Get all the details and accurate maps in Shopper columnist Tom Baake's guidebook "Out Our Back Door," at bookstores, the Coos Bay Visitor Center, Winter River Books in Bandon and
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FREE ADS! Rates Subject to change without advance notice. 15 word ads for private parties are free: You may send up to five free ads per household per week for qualifying items to be placed in the South Coast Shopper's printed paper and online. Accepted Shopper Abbreviations can help you shorten your ad, listed here. Is this ad timely?** ~ $2 per ad, paid on Monday or Tuesday by noon, guarantees timely placement for classified ads in the upcoming issue. ~ Save Money with the Early Placement Discount: $1 per ad if paid on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday by 5pm, also guarantees timely placement for classified ads in the upcoming issue. We determine if your ad is a free or regular ad. *Like a Garage Sale, sporting items before hunting season, young puppies, etc.

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PHOTO ADS! Rates Subject to change without advance notice. Free Ad Photo Special (for private parties): You may add a photo of your item to your free ad for only $5! (Advertised item must meet all free ad guidelines) Power Photo ad: You get a photo of your item, a large capitalized bold headline and up to 20 words for $18 per week with current Classified Special Rate. Additional words are 50¢ each.

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- Private Party*: Address, Day, Time: Free - Businesses, Flea Markets, Craft Sales, Estate Sales, Private Party needing additional words: Address, Day, Time +17 words: $13 Special Rate - Additional words over 17: $.50/ea.


101 Marketplace of Bandon ACE Hardware Highway Deli Mart Fast Mart Golder’s Bandon NAPA Auto Parts Laurel Grove Store LydiAnna’s Laundromat McKay’s Market Minute Café Ray’s Food Place Southern Coos Gen. Hosp. The Station Restaurant Wilson’s Market


Chevron Food Mart Circle K Dairy Queen McDonalds Rite Aid Sportshaven Restaurant The Hungry Clam Wild River Pizza

Coos Bay

7-Eleven Abby’s Legendary Pizza Angelina’s Mexican Restaurant Bay Area Hospital Bay Clinic Bayshore Chevron Bayway Market Bi-Mart Builders First Source Chevron Station/Car Wash Coos Bay Liquor Store Coos Bay Senior Center Englewood Market Fast Mart Farr’s True Value Hardware Fred Meyer Green Lightning Laundry Knecht’s Auto Parts Les Schwab Tire Center McDonald’s McKay’s Market Mini Pet Mart Napa Auto Parts Newmark Center North Bend Medical Center Safeway Salvation Army Thrift Store Shake ‘N’ Burger South Coast Shopper StockPot Restaurant Subway Tioga Lobby T.N.T. Market VP Racing Wendy’s CHARLESTON/EMPIRE 7-Eleven Barview Market BEEZ Smoke Shop Dairy Queen Davy Jones’ Locker Grocery Empire Mercantile General Store Grocery Outlet Lighthouse Market McKay’s Market Post Office Sunset Market William’s Bakery Outlet Store


Carquest Truck & Auto Supply Colonial Mexican Restaurant Coos County Courthouse Coquille Broiler Coquille Liquor Store Coquille Produce Coquille Smoke Shop Coquille Supply Inc Coquille Valley Hospital Denny’s Pizza Devil’s Kitchen Fast Mart Frazier’s Bakery Highway Deli Mart McKay’s Market Milk-e-Way Feed & Trucking Oregon DMV Safeway Whoozit’s Whatsits


CG Market & Reel Pizza IGA Market Rose Garden


Arlene’s Café General Store


37 Street Coin Laundry 7-Eleven A & W Drive In Abhi’s One Stop Market Bi-Mart Clawson’s Wheelhouse Restaurant Clea Wox Market Dairy Queen Fred Meyer St Vincent De Paul Stop ‘N’ Shop Twin Lakes Store


Gold Beach

Honey Bear Resort Indian Creek Cafe McKay’s Market NAPA Auto Parts Nesika Beach Market Wedderburn Store AGNESS: Cougar Lane Store


Wagon Wheel Grocery


American Classics Diner City of Lakeside Hennick’s Lakeside Hardware McKay’s Market T’Ree Acres Wagon Wheel Grocery


Langlois Store


Gingerbread Village Restaurant Mapleton Store

Myrtle Point

Ace Hardware Fast Mart Highway Deli Mart Kozy Kitchen McKay’s Market Myrtle Grove Naturals Myrtle Point Liquor Store The Feed Store

North Bend

7-Eleven A-1 Smoke Shop AMB Thrift Store American Home Furnishings Ashworth’s Market Bailey’s Health Food Store Bi-Mart Bungelow Market Chevron Station & Mart Coastal Highways Dishners Café Gino’s Pizza Glasgow Store Humboldt Club Kozy Kitchen Les Schwab Tire Center Lillie Family Market McDonald’s Fast Food Mom’s Kitchen Nex Dor and More North Bend Liquor Store North Bend Senior Center Pancake Mill Restaurant Perry’s Electric & Plumbing Pony Village Mall Quik E Mart Rite Aid Safeway Shell Gas Station & Mart South Coast Hospice Thrift Store Tai’s Dynasty Top Dog Coffee Umpqua Bank Vinnie’s Burgers Yeong’s Place

Port Orford

Circle K Ray’s Food Place TJ’s Coffee House


Cruiser Cafe Power’s Market Power’s Tavern AGNESS: Cougar Lane Store


7-Eleven Dairy Queen Don’s Diner & Ice Cream Parlor McDonald’s Fast Food McKay’s Market Recreation Station Safeway SMITH RIVER: Smith River Market


Bridge Store


Riverbanks Speedy Mart

Wells Creek

Riverbanks Speedy Mart ELKTON Arlene’s Café General Store

Winchester Bay

Bedrock’s on the Bay Oregon Coast RV Resort Stockade Market & Tackle Shop Winchester Market Winchester Post Office


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Examples: Ranger XLT by Ford would be abbreviated to: Ford Ranger XLT OceanRunner Rainbow Series by WildSeas would be abbreviated to: WildSeas Rainbow OceanRunner In the body of an ad always use numerals. Example: Newer 3bdr home. At the beginning of an ad spell out short numbers. (Example: Three bdr home.) As always, if you do not want your ad abbreviate we can use the longer version for $2. 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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 Watt — w 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 commercial — comm'l 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. 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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.


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.