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Oregon Coast Humane Society Meeting Tense; Military Museum Readies For Christmas
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Oregon Coast Humane Society Meeting Tense; Military Museum Readies For Christmas

October 20, 2017 10:00 pm News, Uncategorized

Tensions High At Humane Society Meeting The regular monthly meeting of the Oregon Coast Humane Society was filled with questions from the audience ranging from concerns at the thrift shop and conditions at the shelter, to the demeanor of the board of directors.  At times the Board was informative and genuine, but after some questions […]

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Viking Appeals OSAA; Police Not To Blame in Death; County Could Strike
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Viking Appeals OSAA; Police Not To Blame in Death; County Could Strike

October 18, 2017 9:16 pm News

Viking Appeal Not Likely Siuslaw Athletic Director, Chris Johnson said it was a long shot, but that they had to make their appeal for moving down to a 3A ranking for the next school year, but he says that it comes down to meeting the criteria and no school has ever moved down without meeting […]

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Recycling Update; Florence Property to Auction; North Bend PD Looking For Keizer Man; Taxes Arrive
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Recycling Update; Florence Property to Auction; North Bend PD Looking For Keizer Man; Taxes Arrive

October 17, 2017 10:09 pm News

Recycling May Go To Landfill State regulators are saying that recycling haulers and processors will likely be allowed to dispose of recyclables in the landfill.  This is a temporary fix and they will have to meet certain guidelines.  The move comes as China, the largest importer of recyclables has quit taking any items that are […]

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Detained Person Dies In Custody; Accident Blocks Bridge; Firefighters Go To California; Deadline For Registration
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Detained Person Dies In Custody; Accident Blocks Bridge; Firefighters Go To California; Deadline For Registration

October 16, 2017 8:02 pm News

Individual Dies In Police Custody The Lane County Sheriff’s department confirms another death involving Florence Police and an in-custody person.  The incident happened around 7:11 on Friday evening when an unruly individual at Peace Harbor hospital refused requests to leave the facility.  Police were called to the hospital and after several attempts to convince the […]

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Levy Up For Renewal; Congress Approves Fire Money; Chamber Seeking Smiling Faces; Port To Meet In Mapleton
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Levy Up For Renewal; Congress Approves Fire Money; Chamber Seeking Smiling Faces; Port To Meet In Mapleton

October 13, 2017 11:18 pm News

Local Option Levy Up For Renewal Voters will have to decide if they want to continue to fund essential school programs on November 7th.  State funding for education has declined another 17 percent and that leaves Siuslaw Schools about 3 million dollars short of what the state considers the Quality Education Model.  Or the amount […]

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State Awards Money For Tsunami Awareness; Storms Knock Out Power; Dangerous Cylinders; Open Enrollment Begins
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State Awards Money For Tsunami Awareness; Storms Knock Out Power; Dangerous Cylinders; Open Enrollment Begins

October 12, 2017 10:42 pm News

Tsunami Awareness Grants The state of Oregon has been awarded $325 Thousand dollars to outfit coastal cities along the Cascadia Subduction Zone with the latest signage and materials to show Tsunami safe zones.  Much of the work that the grant covers has already been done in Florence.  The painting of blue tsunami safe zone markers […]

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Fiber Construction Begins Monday; CCO’s Celebrate 5 Years; Gas Prices Roll Lower
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Fiber Construction Begins Monday; CCO’s Celebrate 5 Years; Gas Prices Roll Lower

October 11, 2017 9:42 pm News

Fiber Groundbreaking It will rival the fastest internet in the state.  Robbie Wright with Siuslaw Broadband says the arrival of fiber optic internet service will bring 1 gigabyte speeds to homes and 10 gigabyte service to some businesses and at a price that is in line with current internet charges for other providers.  Wright says […]

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County Bans Plastics; County Prepares to Strike; Pedestrian Injured; Distracted Driving Issues
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County Bans Plastics; County Prepares to Strike; Pedestrian Injured; Distracted Driving Issues

October 10, 2017 11:33 pm News

Lane County Copies City Restrictions Lane County has joined the City of Florence in banning plastics and plastic coated containers from its recycling stations in its Florence and Swisshome locations.  Other county recycling operations will not be affected by this change.  The County’s press release says that it is trying to maintain a consistent collection […]

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$25K Fine For Coos Bay Man; Wine and Chowder Weekend; Drug Test Policy Review; City Hall Hours
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$25K Fine For Coos Bay Man; Wine and Chowder Weekend; Drug Test Policy Review; City Hall Hours

October 9, 2017 9:23 pm News

DEQ Fines Coos Bay Man The state Department of Environmental Quality has fined a Coos Bay man $25,000 and ordered his property cleaned up by mid November.  The problem is that Willy Joe Jenkins cannot respond to the demand from the state because he is serving a sentence for weapons and drug violations at the […]

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Don’t Put That In There; No Burn Yet; 126 Shutdown Announced
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Don’t Put That In There; No Burn Yet; 126 Shutdown Announced

October 6, 2017 11:27 pm News

Re-Educating Recycling The word came down this week that there would be no plastic in your co-mingled recycling bins.  Sarah Grimm the Waste reduction Specialist for Lane county says this was not a popular decision nor one she was happy with making, but it has been the generalization of the term that is now causing […]

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