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Out Our Back Door

    Maps Help Cyclists And Hikers Find Places To Go
    Tom Baake

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    PHOTO CAPTION: Walkers visit one of the parks included in a map/brochure of suggested routes.

    By Tom Baake
    It's an ongoing challenge to get some exercise while still maintaining social distancing. We're fortunate to have options literally out our back door. Some are nothing more elaborate than just taking a walk or a bike ride.
    We're fortunate to have motivated folks who have developed maps of suggested walking routes in Coos Bay, North Bend, Bandon and Coquille. Local bicyclists have also created maps of suggested in-town bike routes, as well as back-road tours and mountain biking destinations.
    The walking tour routes were developed as part of the Healthy Living Initiative by the Coos County Women's Health Coalition. Working with local hikers, the group developed a map/brochure that's also viewable (and printable) on line.
    According to the brochure, "Getting started is as easy as walking out your front door." Routes on the map are color-coded, with green being the easiest, and progressing through yellow – "still relatively flat but adds some distance," and then on to routes colored red and purple. "You can add to your walk when you feel you are ready for more. Purple adds some climbing but is still paved. Red adds some climbing and is partly on dirt and gravel trails," according to the brochure.
    Most Coos Bay walks begin at Mingus Park. A splendid, paved walking path circles the lake, and other trails go to higher reaches of the park. You can even make them into loops. Add miles with walks to the Coos Bay Boardwalk or the Blossom Gulch trail (check in at the school office if visiting during school hours.)
    The map/brochure also includes an easy-to-follow beginners' schedule that begins with 15-minute walks "and will have you walking 60 minutes in 12 weeks." Warm-up and cool down time are included in the scheduled minutes.
    "Everyone has a different goal," according to the brochure. "Sixty minutes a day is good, especially if your goal is weight loss in addition to overall fitness. The American Heart Association recommends 30 minutes of moderate exercise 5 days a week for adults 18 to 65 years old."
    The brochure continues: "Consistency is key in creating a new habit, so be sure you get something in at least 5 days a week." It's "okay to take a day off once a week or choose a day to do some other form of exercise. This is called 'cross training.'"
    As always, consult your health care provider before starting any exercise routine.
    The other usual caveats apply: Use protected crosswalks, watch for traffic, don't walk after dark, and if possible find a walking buddy. (A walking partner can really help you stay motivated.)
    The brochure also has suggested routes in North Bend and Coquille. The North Bend routes take in walks along city sidewalks as well as those at the north end of town that connect Simpson, Winsor and Ferry Road parks.
    Coquille routes include a walk along Highway 42 for part of the way, as well as a route through quieter city streets. (You almost need a map to actually follow the rights and lefts of the suggested Coquille route, although one could certainly take different ways back to the starting point. More's the fun; after all, this is all about making exercise into something fun.)
    To view the brochure on line, go to and click on Healthy Hikes, then scroll down to the Coos County Women's Health Coalition and click on Coos Bay, North Bend or Coquille for the maps.
    As for bike maps, find in-town routes as well as places farther away in maps created by the Front Street Community Bike Works in Coos Bay and available at the Oregon's Adventure Coast website.
    In-town tours range from the "No Hills Ride – a set of leisurely rides meant for short distances depending on what you would like to do" – to "Sightseer Rides to explore different attractions within city limits," as well as "Dare Devil Rides for an intense 30-45 minutes workout with serious uphill and downhill action." Other rides visit the Whiskey Run Mountain Bike trails, Blue Ridge trails, Millicoma Marsh trails, and Empire Lakes trails.
    Get more information at
    Go directly to the maps:
    Bandon has a different take, outlining details of a handful of interesting walks in a free map/brochure available at Bandon City Hall.

    (Shopper columnist Tom Baake is author of "Oregon South Coast Bicycle Ride Guide" available at bookstores, bike shops, the Coos Bay Visitor Center and at
    Enjoying Oregon's Beaches Is A Long-Standing Tradition
    Tom Baake

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    PHOTO CAPTION: With Face Rock aglow in the distance, a lone bicyclist pedals along the beach in Bandon.

    By Tom Baake
    Consider the many and varied uses of Oregon beaches. You can take long, contemplative walks, jog to your heart's content, zoom along in 4-wheelers, ride horses or fat-tire bicycles, go beachcombing or tidepooling or clamming or swimming or surfing or kayaking, collect shells and agates and beach glass, search for glass floats, take tons of photos, build driftwood forts or sand castles, create whimsical kelp artwork or raked-sand labyrinths . . . the list goes on; so much fun!
    Yet we tend to take our beaches for granted. Just the concept of going to the beach should be considered a gift. In many parts of the country (and world), beaches are private property, or only accessed for a price.
    Consider the state of Maine. Of 228 miles of shoreline, an estimated 95 percent is private, with only 27 miles of publically-owned beaches. Compare that with Oregon's impressive 746 public access sites along its 362-mile coastline.
    Along the famous Jersey Shore, local municipalities require a "beach tag" to walk on or use the beach, and if you arrive in a vehicle get ready for more fees and restrictions.
    In Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Virginia, beachfront property extends to the low tide line and is therefore effectively off-limits to the public.
    By contrast, Oregon's landmark 1967 Open Beach law is considered one of the state's greatest legislative achievements, establishing the beaches as part of the public domain. The notion actually found its roots in 1913 when Oregon governor Oswald West signed a bill declaring the state's beaches a public highway and thus public property forever. Said he: "No local selfish interest should be permitted, through politics or otherwise, to destroy or even impair this great birthright of our people."
    The beaches were in fact used as roads in the early days, but questions remained about how much was open to the public – just the "wet sand" or up onto the dry sand? The Beach Bill and subsequent judicial challenges eventually settled on public access clear up to the vegetation line.
    While a prized part of the "Oregon experience," the state's beach law was actually modeled on the 1959 Texas Open Beaches Act, the nation's first. Today, Texas boasts about 360 access sites for its 367 miles of shoreline. Much of it is open to vehicles; for most Texans a trip to the beach means driving to it, and then onto it.
    There's still a lot of beach-related legal wrangling in Texas, which is also the case in Hawaii, where all beaches are owned by and open to the public. Developers and homeowners try to restrict access, and some have extended their vegetation line farther toward the ocean to gain valuable beachfront.
    And of course even here in Oregon there are challenges, especially on the North Coast where solid blocks of custom homes, condos and motels crowd the upper shoreline, offering narrow pedestrian passageways to the sand but otherwise shutting out the views.
    Because of that, the North Coast also has some of the most passionate beach defenders, including Astoria-based writer Matt Love, author of "Grasping Wastrels versus Beaches Forever Inc." (The term "grasping wastrels" to describe developers was coined by Oregon governor Tom McCall during the beach law battles.)
    You might even say that every trip to an Oregon beach validates the concept of public access. A popular bumper sticker says it more succulently: "Beaches want to be free."
    Getting There
    Your desired activity determines your destination. There are beaches open only to walking, horseback riding and biking, while others allow vehicles.
    If mobility is an issue, be aware that many beaches require walking a stairway over the final foredune before the beach. For direct, level beach access, try the beaches in the Umpqua Dunes area in Winchester Bay. (A $5 day-use pass or annual permit is required.)
    In the North Bend/Coos Bay area, there are free, level-access beaches near Charleston at Bastendorff Beach County Park and Sunset Bay State Park. Just north of Bandon, visit Seven Devils State Recreation Site and vehicle-allowed Whiskey Run Beach – both free. Bandon offers five free, vehicle-free State Park beach accesses along Beach Loop Drive.
    Farther south, Curry County has more than two dozen free beaches adjacent to US 101. In fact, the beach south of Brookings runs to the California border and beyond, so at one point it's possible to have a foot in either state -- and still be on the beach!

    (Shopper columnist Tom Baake is author of regional guidebooks available at bookstores, visitor centers and at
    Have fun with 'Off Season' Treks in the Oregon Dunes
    Tom Baake

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    PHOTO CAPTION: Framed by coastal forest and tall sand dunes, Tahkenitch Creek meanders to the sea as a visitor enjoys the view.

    By Tom Baake
    Of the half-dozen campgrounds in the Oregon Dunes that are routinely closed in the off-season, several have day-use areas that remain open and offer year-round hiking and fat-tire biking opportunities. They get few visitors this time of year. All the thousands of footprints from summer and fall literally get smoothed over. Firmed up by winter rain, the sand is easier to walk on, too.
    Most of the places can be found along US 101 between Reedsport and Florence in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area (ODNRA). A $5 daily pass or yearly recreation permit is required. One of the best places is about halfway between, near Tahkenitch Lake. There are several hiking opportunities, including a trail that begins in the ODNRA Tahkenitch Lake campground and day-use area, and leads to a seldom-visited beach and estuary. Connecting trails can be made into loop routes through the brushy dunes and coastal plain, while another connecting trail goes south to Three Mile Lake, and from there to miles of potential beachcombing.
    Up the highway a couple of miles is the parking area for Tahkenitch Creek trail, with connections to the beach trail and other places just mentioned.
    There are seasonal closures March 15 to Sept. 15 to protect nesting shorebirds around portions of the Tahkenitch Creek estuary and upper beach, but that won't be an issue for another month or so. The confluence of Tahkenitch Creek with the ocean can be a mesmerizing show of seething cross-currents, clashing wavelets, and tiny, ephemeral whirlpools. Here, too, it's possible to create a loop that takes in miles of beachwalking and a pleasing jaunt through the coastal forest back to your starting point.
    One of my favorite things about the Tahkenitch trails is that they're so well marked with easy-to-read "you are here" signs. They're helpful in determining potential routes as well as bail-outs if you get tired and want to go home.
    Next up the highway is the Taylor Dune campground and day-use area, where again we have a seasonally closed campground with adjacent year round day-use area trails through the dunes to the ocean. Here too are potential loops wherein you can take one way to the beach and come back a different way. Keep in mind that portions of the dunes get flooded in winter, with potholes that need to be either negotiated around or sloshed through. Waterproof boots or hiking sandals highly recommended.
    The same situation occurs at the next place, officially called the Oregon Dunes Day-Use Area (formerly Oregon Dunes Overlook). It has one of the most impressive wooden overlooks in the dunes system, with connecting ramps for handicapped access, interpretive signs, benches, picnic tables, restrooms and some impressive views of the dunes, coastal plain and ocean-filled horizon. There's a (often flooded!) beach trail as well the potential to make a loop through brushy dunes for part of the way back.
    Closer to Florence is the ODNRA Siltcoos Recreation Area. Of the three campgrounds here, one remains open all year. There are short loop trails between and around the Lagoon and Driftwood II campgrounds, while the Waxmyrtle trail from the Waxmyrtle campground goes to the beach. The beach trail is open year round, and is one of the few that doesn't have big flooded potholes. (There are, however, March 15 to Sept. 15 shorebird closures in portions of the estuary. Here as in other places discussed above, the wet sand portions of the beach remain open year round.)
    The next major ODNRA access is the South Jetty area accessible from Glenada, just south of Florence. There are six parking area/accesses to the dunes and adjacent beach. You can walk south all the way to the Siltcoos Creek outlet, and north to the tip of the Sisuslaw River south jetty. Sand sometimes blocks the road part of the way along, but you can still park and walk in.
    North of Florence is the ODNRA Sutton Creek Recreation Area campground and day-use area. Part of the campground stays open all year, and there's a fun adjacent trail that begins at Sutton Lake, skirts the campground and heads to the ocean.
    There's also a link to a trail to seasonally-closed Alder Dune campground, as well as a potential walk north to Baker Beach, where soaring headlands near Sea Lion Caves definitively end the Oregon Dunes.
    As might be deduced, there really isn't a "closed" season in the Oregon Dunes – it's fun all year round!

    (Shopper columnist Tom Baake is author of regional guidebooks available for sale at bookstores, the Coos Bay Visitor Center and at
    Enjoy The Seasonal Scenes From Shorelines To Forests


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    PHOTO CAPTION: Beneath a canopy of leafless trees, a hiker follows a woodland trail on a grey winter's day.

    By Tom Baake
    Winter days alternate between rainy interludes and sunny, cold weather, with the occasional balmy storm from the south. But the season has its rewards.
    Winter creates some remarkable scenes. Take mudflats, for example. Most of the time, they're pretty mundane. But when they freeze over, it's almost like another world out there. A vast broadcloth of opaque domes and palings, fragile to the touch.
    The starkness of wintertime also opens up the views. Deciduous trees such as alder and big-leaf maple are at their most barren and exposed, revealing things usually curtained off by leaves. What fun to discover a seasonal waterfall hiding back there, or maybe just a little babbling brook.
    Stubby green grass pokes through rain-flattened leaves, laying the foundation for next summer's waist-high weeds. Tiny mushrooms – some in hues of amber and orange – brave the freezing temperatures, while mosses, ferns, salal, huckleberry and Oregon grape seem suspended, waiting for warmer instructions. The vivid scarlets of vine maple in Indian Summer may be long gone, but you can already see the impending burst of greenery that will follow the getting-wetter winter.
    No matter what the season, this region is like a living library of remarkably diverse plant and animal life. In pre-pandemic times, there were nature walks where you could learn more, but at this writing only the South Slough National Estuarine Reserve near Charleston still offers occasional guided walks. Their next outing is scheduled for 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12, and will begin at the South Slough Visitor Center. The two-mile loop route is well maintained and relatively level. Organizers advise participants to dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes and bring water and snacks. The hike is free but registration is required; contact or call 541-888-5558.
    If you want to explore on your own or with friends, South Slough trails are open from dawn to dusk all year long and entry is free. Most trails begin at the Sough Slough Visitor Center, which is 4.8 miles south on Seven Devils Road from Charleston.
    Like many South Coast settings, the South Slough is home to flora and fauna found throughout the region, such as the familiar tree species of fir, cedar, alder and pine. Here, too, are tree species such as spruce, which grows only in a relatively narrow band within the maritime-influenced climate zone.
    While some native plants such as salal and waxmyrtle seem to thrive everywhere throughout the region, others occur only within specific ecosystems, such as tiny, elusive orchids that can be found within the spray of a waterfall.
    For some folks, it's an ongoing pursuit to learn about trees and plants both common and endemic (meaning they're only found in certain places). Along the way you might pick up helpful tips to identify plants. For example, the "animal plants": horsetail and coltsfoot and cow parsnip and piggyback and foxglove and monkey flower and goosefoot (or "inside out plant") and manroot. Some specimens are elusive, while others such as daisies and asters and buttercups seem to be everywhere.
    Even a partial plant list is impressive: oso berries, red currants, willows, elderberries, yarrow, broadleaf plantain, Yerba Buena, wild ginger, rockfast succulents, yellow dogtooth violet, columbine, bleeding heart, lily of the valley, delicate trilliums, at least three kinds of ferns and tons of skunk cabbage.
    There's more than just learning names, of course. There's also lots of lore. Indians prized certain fern stems and used them as "color lines" in their baskets, and also extracted dyes from the root and bark of such plants as Oregon grape.
    What's also interesting is the way plants and trees sometimes interact. For example, moles might live in the mass of moss in a huge bigleaf maple, and their feces help fertilize the tree. Sphagnum moss also helps regulate an alder's growth.
    It's all getting a good watering right now. And as noted, just about everything has already started to grow back from the starkness of early winter. Here's hoping you find time to get out and enjoy this special time of the year – strange as it sounds, especially when it's raining!

    (Shopper columnist Tom Baake is author of regional guidebooks available at bookstores, the Coos Bay Visitor Center and at
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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


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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. Miscellaneous: These apply to all classifications $ each — $/ea $ or trade — $/trade and — & approximately — approx best offer — b/o brand new — new board foot — bf #carat (gem stones) — #c (gem stones) CD or CD player — cd condition — cond excellent — exc electric — elec evenings — eves # of feet — #’ good — gd great — grt heavy duty — h/d home (after phone #) — home (after phone #) hours — hrs inches — #” #karat (gold) — #k (gold) large — lrg liner foot — lf make offer — m/o medium — med message — msg microwave — micro new in box — new or best offer — obo pints — pts plus — + possible — poss pounds — #lbs quarts — qts small — sm size — sz square foot — sf standard — std tongue & groove — t&g weekends — wknds wanted — want work (after phone #) — wk you haul — uhaul you move — umove Autos, Trucks, 4x4’s, Heavy Equip, Auto Misc. 2 wheel drive — 2wd 4 wheel drive or 4wd — 4x4 air conditioner or a/c — air all power options — all pwr all options — all opts all power — all pwr all terrain (tires) — AT all wheel drive — awd automatic — auto cassette — cass carburetor — carb CB or CB radio — cb CD or CD player — cd Chev, Chevrolet — Chevy Club cab — c-cab Cruise control — cc cubic inch — ci # cylinders — #cyl distribution (hitch) — dist # doors — #dr double — dbl engine — eng extended cab — x-cab extra cab — x-cab hatchback — h/b # horse power — #hp # horse — #hp # of hours — #hrs hydraulic — hyd International — Internat’l interior — int king cab — k-cab Limited Edition — Ltd Ed liter — ltr long bed — lb long wide box — lwb mag wheels — mags mud terrain (tires) — MT ##,000 miles — ##k miles — mi motorcycle — cycle motorhome — mh mount or mounted — mnt or mtd options — opts original — orig over drive — o/d # passengers — #pass pickup (if needed) — pu # pounds — #lbs power — pwr power brakes — pb power door locks — pdl power steering — ps power windows — pw power take off — pto quad cab — quad rebuilt — rblt short bed — sb # speed — #spd station wagon — sta wag or wagon T-Tops — t-tops take over payments — t.o.p. 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.


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.