Tuesday, May 28
The Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development are holding meetings in Brookings, Coos Bay and online focusing on potential offshore wind energy developments in the area.
The meetings will consist of an open house, presentations, a public comment period and what the next steps will be. The virtual meeting will be held from noon-3 p.m. Wednesday at the department’s website.
The Brookings meeting will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. June 3 at Brookings Harbor High School, 625 Pioneer Road in Brookings. The Coos Bay meeting will take place from 5:30-8:30 p.m. June 4 at Sunset Middle School, 245 S Cammann Street.

Rural Metro Fire and Grants Pass Fire saved an occupied horse barn on Boundary Lane after an outbuilding and motorhome caught fire at about 1:13 p.m. Sunday. Crews kept flames from spreading to the barn, two horse trailers and a nearby pasture. No injuries were to the horses or humans were reported and the case is still under investigation.

Del Norte County supervisors will discuss next steps for improvements to Pyke Field as well as the possible new home for Search & Rescue and the DNSO’s boating division. The Board of Supervisors will discuss using Measure R dollars for the proposed lease of the facility.

Alice Di Miceli and her band will kick off the Forest Moon Festival with a free concert at Beachfront Park 6 p.m. Friday. The concert is courtesy of the City of Crescent City and the Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness and is part of a summer series.
There will be food trucks, vendors and photo ops with official Lucasfilm costumers. A screening of Star Wars Episode 4 A New Hope will follow.

Regional News
Bill Walton was never afraid to be himself.
Larger than life, only in part because of his nearly 7-foot frame, Walton was a two-time NCAA champion at UCLA, a two-time champion in the NBA, a Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, an on-court icon in every sense of the word. And off the court, Walton was a chronic fun-seeker, a broadcaster who adhered to no conventional norms and took great joy in that, a man with a deeply serious side about the causes that mattered most to him.
“Bill Walton,” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said, “was truly one of a kind.”
Walton died Monday at the age of 71 after a prolonged fight with cancer,