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Rain to ease Saturday, return Sunday; Hwy 36 closed again by slide; Oregon Pacific Bank shows improved profits; Port Commissioner expresses concerns
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Rain to ease Saturday, return Sunday; Hwy 36 closed again by slide; Oregon Pacific Bank shows improved profits; Port Commissioner expresses concerns

February 18, 2017 12:15 am News

A brief respite from the rain… Florence has already received more than twice as much rain this month than it got in all of February last year… and more is likely to fall in the next ten days. According to data on the Florence Public Works website, a total of four inches fell in the […]

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College and prep basketball
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College and prep basketball

February 17, 2017 11:53 pm Oregon State Sports, Siuslaw Vikings Sports, Sports, University of Oregon Sports

7th ranked Ducks extend home win streak Dillon Brooks scored 20 points and number seven Oregon defeated a shorthanded Utah team 79-61 Thursday night to extend the Ducks’ home winning streak to 41 games.  Jordan Bell added 17 points for the Ducks who will host Colorado Saturday at noon.  The pregame show on KCST is […]

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Latest Oregon news, sports, business and entertainment

February 17, 2017 8:55 pm Associated Press, News

  PORTLAND POLICE-MISCONDUCT Report: Portland officer fired over threats at poker game (Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, http://www.oregonlive.com) PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A newly released report on investigations into misconduct by Portland police says any officer resigned under threat of firing for driving drunk in a patrol car while on duty to answer a call. The […]

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Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press

February 17, 2017 8:46 pm Associated Press, Sports

  SEATTLE (AP) — Investor Chris Hansen stressed patience and optimism Thursday in his ongoing effort to build an arena to house a possible NBA or NHL franchise in Seattle’s stadium district. Hansen said his group reevaluated the situation after the vote and decided to turn the project into a privately financed facility. Hansen said […]

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Port manager evaluation concerns; Tiny homes and tiny gardens; free dental care; Lane County considering smoking age change; difficult rescue.
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Port manager evaluation concerns; Tiny homes and tiny gardens; free dental care; Lane County considering smoking age change; difficult rescue.

February 17, 2017 1:37 am News, Uncategorized

Port Commissioner expresses concern over evaluation Port of Siuslaw Commissioners gave Port Manager Steven Leskin an overall “meets expectations” in 12 categories of his annual evaluation last month.  But one of the commissioners say her colleagues “did not do the right thing” when it came to helping Leskin be more productive. Nancy Rickard read a […]

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Prep and college basketball; Former Siuslaw FB coach passes away
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Prep and college basketball; Former Siuslaw FB coach passes away

February 17, 2017 1:29 am Mapleton Sailor Sports, Oregon State Sports, Siuslaw Vikings Sports, Sports, University of Oregon Sports

Mapleton Basketball: The Siletz Valley Warriors downed the Mapleton Sailors 64-52 last night in a boys’ Mountain West League playoff game.  The Sailors will face Lowell Saturday afternoon with the winner of that game earning the third place slot for the Mountain West in the state 1A playoffs. Vikings return to post season for first […]

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Latest Oregon news, sports, business and entertainment

February 16, 2017 9:22 pm Associated Press, News

  PET PIG KILLING Man accused of killing neighbor’s pig with bow and arrow ST. HELENS, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been arrested in connection with the killing of a pet pig with a bow and arrow near St. Helens. The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office says deputies arrested 54-year-old George Bainbridge Wednesday […]

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Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press

February 16, 2017 9:20 pm Associated Press, Sports

Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — In an embarrassment to the Israeli government, only five of 11 NFL players have arrived on a sponsored trip aimed at improving the country’s image. Seattle Seahawks defense lineman Michael Bennett accused the Israeli government of trying to […]

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Two rescued from sea cave; Florence man gets 44-years; Fraudville; Wurst-fest; gas prices; and free dental clinic
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Two rescued from sea cave; Florence man gets 44-years; Fraudville; Wurst-fest; gas prices; and free dental clinic

February 15, 2017 11:45 pm News

Coast Guard plucks two from sea cave Two men were rescued from a sea cave just south of Yachats last night by a Coast Guard Helicopter air crew in what was described by the aircraft commander as the – quote – “most technically challenging case” any of the crew had been a part of. The […]

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Siuslaw holds second in Far West boys race
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Siuslaw holds second in Far West boys race

February 15, 2017 11:43 pm Siuslaw Vikings Sports, Sports

Siuslaw boys clinch post season play Siuslaw held off a late Douglas Trojan charge last night for a 59-48 Far West boys’ basketball victory in Winston.  Trent Reavis led scoring with 23 points and Kyle King added 11 and the Vikings took sole possession of second place in the Far West with just one game […]

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