Hello from Coastal Douglas County! Reedsport / Winchester Bay checking into the Chamber Corner to let you know what’s been going on and what is coming up. Even though summer has come to a close, things are not slowing down here on the Coast.
Inside the Magpie Art Studio, it could hardly be anything but an art studio. Tapestries are draped across the wall, curtains divide the space into a maze of small rooms for different art forms, and Morgan Krepky’s artwork is displayed in every corner.
Some business owners expressed disappointment and others said they are considering a move to another state after news of Oregon Gov. Kate Brown winning another term.
On Friday, the Reedsport community celebrated the completion of the Connect Oregon grant for $3.4 million for the Fred Wahl Marine Construction company that was granted in 2016.
Owners of the old Safeway building downtown that has been empty for over a decade have a demolition land use permit filed with the City of Roseburg planning department.
Douglas County is a study in contrasts. Business owners in towns only recently emerged from the recession are unable to fill job vacancies. The county continues to grow in population, but newcomers face a serious housing crunch.
Westward, ho! Thus, waves and waves of immigrants have traveled across the country to Oregon – the “Golden West.” Oregon continues to be idealized in story and song as the “land of empire builders,” “fairest and the best,” and “land of the setting sun.” Since the sun sets over Coos, Curry, a…