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Fire leaves three homeless; brush fire blackens space north of Florence; School board to meet; Wildland fire forces overnight closure of Highway 138; and gas prices increase
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Fire leaves three homeless; brush fire blackens space north of Florence; School board to meet; Wildland fire forces overnight closure of Highway 138; and gas prices increase

September 15, 2016 1:03 am News, Uncategorized

Blaze destroys Florence home, leaves three homeless Fire completely destroyed a single family residence Tuesday afternoon on 17th street east of Highway 101, leaving the occupants homeless and destroying nearly all their belongings. Nobody was injured, but Andrew Kellerman didn’t even have time to put his shoes on before leaving the house as it burned. […]

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Burning ban persisting; Rods and Rhodies; Community Garage Sales; Ambulance seeks levy
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Burning ban persisting; Rods and Rhodies; Community Garage Sales; Ambulance seeks levy

September 9, 2016 11:41 pm News, Uncategorized

Backyard Burning Ban continues Cooler overnight temperatures, increased humidity and a little less wind during the daytime signals a change in the season.  But, says Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue Chief Jim Langborg, that doesn’t mean there’s been a change in outdoor burning. Jim Langborg – “We’re not there yet.  For now, all burning is […]

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Summer break comes to an end; Mapleton lead testing followup; Better Living Center; Pinewood Derby joins Rods and Rhodies
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Summer break comes to an end; Mapleton lead testing followup; Better Living Center; Pinewood Derby joins Rods and Rhodies

September 6, 2016 10:19 pm News, Uncategorized

Summer Break Comes to an End It’s back to school for all students today in Mapleton.  Grades K through 12 are in classes for a full day. In Florence the schedule is a bit more complex. All students have today off and most will return tomorrow. Grades one-through-6 and all four grades at the high […]

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Initial Athlete of the Week; NW League baseball; Prep Volleyball
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Initial Athlete of the Week; NW League baseball; Prep Volleyball

September 6, 2016 9:27 pm Athlete of the Week, Eugene Emeralds, Mapleton Sailor Sports, Siuslaw Vikings Sports, Sports, Uncategorized

Athlete of the Week Mapleton football standout Hunter Simington is Coast Radio Sports’ Athlete of the week.  The Sailor quarterback carried the ball 3 times for 88 yards, completed two passes for 65 yards… both of them for touchdowns.  He led the defense with 11 solo tackles and five assisted tackles in Mapleton’s season opening […]

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Vikings fall in football opener, Sailors come out on top over Redsides; Ducks win 5 straight season openers; and Emeralds lose two over weekend, prepare for Northwest League playoffs.
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Vikings fall in football opener, Sailors come out on top over Redsides; Ducks win 5 straight season openers; and Emeralds lose two over weekend, prepare for Northwest League playoffs.

September 5, 2016 11:44 pm Eugene Emeralds, Mapleton Sailor Sports, Siuslaw Vikings Sports, Sports, Uncategorized, University of Oregon Sports

Vikings fall in football opener Jared Brandt completed 23 of 31 passes, one of those an 80-yard connection with Trent Reavis for a touchdown, but the Elmira Falcons held off the Vikings 35-14 Friday night.  Quincy Rusk had 16 carries for 54 yards and one touchdown in the opening game.  Siuslaw will travel to Pleasant […]

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Making the landfill last; Boy trapped beneath boat is recovering; Coast Guard Appreciation Dinner; School lunch safety; Every Kid in a Park; Stable housing reduces health care costs
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Making the landfill last; Boy trapped beneath boat is recovering; Coast Guard Appreciation Dinner; School lunch safety; Every Kid in a Park; Stable housing reduces health care costs

September 1, 2016 10:59 pm News, Uncategorized

Making the landfill last… Lane County is looking for more public input on an updated management plan for the solid waste division. An online survey is available at the Lane County Waste website.  Residents are asked to take it by September 16th, and then attend one of three community meetings later this month. Two of […]

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Teen Center filled to capacity; Coast range blazes contained; Body of drowning victim recovered; Rhododendron Drive getting a facelift.
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Teen Center filled to capacity; Coast range blazes contained; Body of drowning victim recovered; Rhododendron Drive getting a facelift.

August 29, 2016 10:22 pm News, Uncategorized

Teen Center space at a premium Boys and Girls Club Executive Director Chuck Trent is facing another challenge, but it’s one he’s happy with. Chuck Trent – “We have a huge problem right now.  I love to have these kinds of problems.  And the problem is that we’re outgrowing the teen center.” Popularity of the […]

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Red Flag Warnings to fly; Congressional Town Hall overflows; Health Town Hall set for Thursday; Gas prices hold steady; Mapleton lead testing expedited; and… County Commissioners vote to increase garbage dumping fees
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Red Flag Warnings to fly; Congressional Town Hall overflows; Health Town Hall set for Thursday; Gas prices hold steady; Mapleton lead testing expedited; and… County Commissioners vote to increase garbage dumping fees

August 18, 2016 10:56 pm News, Uncategorized

Highest Fire Danger of the Year expected Red flag warnings will fly over nearly all of Western Oregon in the next few days as a high pressure system moves over the area bringing the hottest temperatures of the season.  Siuslaw Valley Fire Marshall Sean Barrett says fire danger will rise inland… and along the coast. […]

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Aging water system poses challenges; Dune Fest 2016; The fight for food safety; Elliott State Forest pricetag; Archie reservations; Oregon Coast Aquarium for the birds
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Aging water system poses challenges; Dune Fest 2016; The fight for food safety; Elliott State Forest pricetag; Archie reservations; Oregon Coast Aquarium for the birds

July 28, 2016 10:59 pm Uncategorized

Dunes City looks to aid water district residents About 60 residents in the South Coast Water District near Hilltop Way in Dunes City were without water over the weekend.  An underground leak in the privately owned utility was finally located Wednesday.  Service was restored by last night. Dunes City doesn’t have any direct jurisdiction over […]

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Former resident working for food safety; Fire districts agreement in process; Oregon Coast Aquarium for the birds; Fuel prices; Local RN nationally honored; Next gen firefighters
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Former resident working for food safety; Fire districts agreement in process; Oregon Coast Aquarium for the birds; Fuel prices; Local RN nationally honored; Next gen firefighters

July 27, 2016 10:54 pm News, Uncategorized

Former Florence resident working for food safety With an estimated 350 food safety outbreaks each year in the United States, it’s important for food processors and retailers to pay close attention to preventing contamination by things like E coli and salmonella.  A former Florence resident is in the middle of that work right now at […]

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