Curiously Short Story of the North Bend/Coos Bay Athletics
COOS BAY - NORTH BEND, Culture/History, Outdoor, Sports

The Curiously Short Story of the North Bend/Coos Bay Athletics

In the early 1970s, minor league baseball had an interesting run on the Oregon Coast, but even a brash owner, good players, and free loot couldn’t bring the fans. story by ERICK MERTZ photos courtesy COOS HISTORY MUSEUM The history of baseball along the Oregon Coast is rich with notable […]


Derby Dames

A coastal newcomer finds camaraderie, ferocity, and fun when she joins the Tillamook Coast Derby Dames. STORY BY AMY KORST FEATURED IMAGE BY SAYDE WALKER FOR THE FULL PRINT EDITORIAL VERSION OF THE STORY CLICK HERE I GREW UP ice skating, spending so many afternoons at the rink that the […]

White Shark
Outdoor, Science/Marine Life, Sports

When Sharks and Surfers Collide

Story by Cheryl D. Wanner Shark encounters are rare on the Oregon Coast, but they do happen. April 22, 1998, was a perfect day for John Forse of Lincoln City to try out his new surfboard. Arriving at Gleneden Beach and finding blue skies, offshore winds, and a good swell, he […]