Brookings is a city in Curry County, Oregon. The city was founded in 1908 and was named after John E. Brookings. The 2010 census reported that the population of Brookings is 6,336. The city is just a few miles north of the California border. Brookings has interesting weather and climate changes. Temperatures have been reported to be warmer than normal for the Oregon Coast. Temperatures often reach between 75 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit during all seasons of the year. The weather is warmer than normal because of warm air that flows into the town from the Pacific Ocean. This is called the Brookings effect. The Brookings effect is also known as the Chetco effect. Despite the warm weather, it is common for heavy rain to come in the winter and heavy fog in the summer.
According to the Brookings, Oregon yellow pages, Brookings has several schools in their town. The Brookings Harbor School District is home to Kalmiopsis Elementary School, Azalea Middle School, and Brookings-Harbor High School. The town also has a private school and a community college. Bookings-Harbor high school is home to three State Championship teams: the 2009 Boys basketball team, the 2009 Boys golf team, and the 2011 Cheerleading team. The high school has an estimated enrollment of between 500-600 students. Brookings, Oregon is home to many local private and state businesses that provide various services for its population. The Brookings, Oregon business directory shows that Brookings has a public airport. The airport is named Bookings Airport. The town also is home to several public transit systems that help commuters connect Brookings to other towns and cities. The Curry Coastal Pilot is a newspaper that is published in the town. The town also has a television station called KBSC-LP Channel 49.
Written by Lyndsey Morgan