North Benders, we hoped that the big picture would look very different by this stage. Unfortunately, it is with the safety and well-being of our residents, businesses, and tourist guests in mind that we have chosen to postpone our plans for this year’s July Jubilee. With CDC and Oregon Health Authority guidelines in place to limit the spread of the virus – and being tightened and extended at a rapid rate here in Coos County – we have come to terms with the realities that the Jubilee cannot happen in July, but maybe in August, September, or October. North Bend will soon poll its residents and surrounding communities on what they might like to see in a fall festival that doesn’t conflict with other events elsewhere. Stay tuned, mask up, and be safe!