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“uptick” in flu diagnoses at Siuslaw schools; preventing tax foreclosures; check out all the races on the ballot; honoring military families; Robocalls; election website
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“uptick” in flu diagnoses at Siuslaw schools; preventing tax foreclosures; check out all the races on the ballot; honoring military families; Robocalls; election website

November 7, 2016 11:47 pm News, Uncategorized

Help stop the spread of flu… Public health authorities are saying there has been a – quote – “sharp uptick” in the diagnoses of influenza in school aged children in Florence.  Cindy Morgan, the Communicable Disease Supervisor for Lane County, called the increase “especially troubling” and called for everyone to do their part when it […]

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Learn to suture; DST ends; Drop your ballot, don’t mail it; Health insurance costs and availability; Soil and Water Conservation Directors; Military Family Appreciation
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Learn to suture; DST ends; Drop your ballot, don’t mail it; Health insurance costs and availability; Soil and Water Conservation Directors; Military Family Appreciation

November 4, 2016 10:26 pm News, Uncategorized

Disaster Expo to offer unique experience Saturday’s Disaster Preparedness Expo at the Florence Events Center will offer much of the familiar information we’ve come to expect:  How to prepare a disaster kit at home; ensuring a good water supply; as well as basic health and sanitation guidelines.  This expo goes a bit further, starting with […]

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HIV in Florence; Food backpacks for kids; Parks smoking ban denied; Mail your ballot; Rhody logo selected; Higher costs and fewer selections for indivudual health coverage in ’17
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HIV in Florence; Food backpacks for kids; Parks smoking ban denied; Mail your ballot; Rhody logo selected; Higher costs and fewer selections for indivudual health coverage in ’17

November 3, 2016 11:24 pm News, Uncategorized

Cluster of HIV cases in Florence causing concern Recent news that five cases of HIV/AIDS have been diagnosed in the Florence area in the past few weeks has public health officials concerned.  Jason Davis is with the Lane County Public Health Department.  He says the five cases are “clustered” together in a group of people […]

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Coast Guard rescues two boaters; Syphilis on the rise; Prevent and prepare for falls; Chad and Jeremy wrapping up US Tours after more than 50 years; BallotTrax and Halloween hazards
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Coast Guard rescues two boaters; Syphilis on the rise; Prevent and prepare for falls; Chad and Jeremy wrapping up US Tours after more than 50 years; BallotTrax and Halloween hazards

October 28, 2016 10:48 pm News, Uncategorized

Boaters advised to be prepared A Nevada man and woman avoided possible serious trouble when their boat lost power and began to drift near the mouth of the Siuslaw River during a series of heavy rainstorms earlier this week. Deb Cordone (kor-DOE-nay) with the Coast Guard Auxiliary said the couple was crabbing in the river […]

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Wet and windy in the forecast; Eco Dev update coming; Remains categorized; SOS gets funding for children’s services; and Ambulance-Fire agreement moves to action stage
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Wet and windy in the forecast; Eco Dev update coming; Remains categorized; SOS gets funding for children’s services; and Ambulance-Fire agreement moves to action stage

October 13, 2016 10:49 pm Uncategorized

Storm prep takes center stage Florence public works crews have been hard at work preparing for the first and potentially largest series of storms of the season this week. Workers have been busy cleaning out catch basins and curb inlets to ensure the stormwater system has the capacity to handle the severe weather expected to […]

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Sheriff’s office reports phone scam; FEC burns mortgage; Injured fisherman rescued by Coast Guard; Always ready toRhody; Storm Prep; Pile burning
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Sheriff’s office reports phone scam; FEC burns mortgage; Injured fisherman rescued by Coast Guard; Always ready toRhody; Storm Prep; Pile burning

October 10, 2016 11:34 pm News, Uncategorized

Phone scam reported Several Lane County residents have reported receiving what sound like computer generated phone calls stating they were going to be taken – quote – “under custody by local cops because of four serious allegations”.  The residents were then directed to call a number for more information. That number, says Lane County Sheriff’s […]

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SOS to host open house; dispute leads to stabbing and arrest; FEC to expand parking; Business Park sale to benefit Eco Development; Whale researchers “scoop poop; and Backyard burn ban continues
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SOS to host open house; dispute leads to stabbing and arrest; FEC to expand parking; Business Park sale to benefit Eco Development; Whale researchers “scoop poop; and Backyard burn ban continues

October 6, 2016 10:34 pm News, Uncategorized

Awareness of Domestic Violence promoted Well over a hundred marchers were on hand in Old Town Florence this past Sunday for the annual walk to promote awareness of Domestic Violence.  Siuslaw Outreach Services Executive Director David Wiegan said he was pleased with the “mix” of people participating. David Wiegan – “We had a really good […]

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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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