Archive for category: News

Suspect Shot and Killed
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Suspect Shot and Killed

June 25, 2017 10:23 pm News

Highway 126 Closed After Chase A high speed chase from Mapleton to Florence ended in the death of a suspect who fired on police.  There is still information coming in on the incident, but we know that Lane County Sheriff’s were pursuing a vehicle that had fired upon officers and was speeding west on 126.  […]

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Rally for Relay; Lower Gas Prices; Scholarships Available
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Rally for Relay; Lower Gas Prices; Scholarships Available

June 22, 2017 11:03 pm News

Trucks Rally for Relay Three Rivers Casino and Resort in support of Relay For Life is putting together Food Trucks for a Cure.  The event will be on Saturday July 8th outside the casino event center.  And will feature many local and regional food trucks and breweries.  Director of Consumer Marketing with Three Rivers Casino, […]

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Transmission Line Repair; Reading IS Fundamental; Boating Safety
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Transmission Line Repair; Reading IS Fundamental; Boating Safety

June 21, 2017 9:44 pm News

3 Year Repair Job The major transmission lines that run from Florence to Eugene are in need of new supports.  The poles that carry the electricity to our area are past their useful life and beginning later this month the Bonneville Power Administration will be setting equipment and supplies along 126 between here and Mapleton.  […]

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Florence Hotel; Fireworks 2017; PUD Schedules Outage
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Florence Hotel; Fireworks 2017; PUD Schedules Outage

June 20, 2017 7:34 pm News

New Lot Size Approved There is interest in Florence for developing a new hotel that will help support the Florence Event Center.  The news coming during the Florence Area Chamber’s annual Meeting last week.  This prompted a review of some of the other possible ventures by business entities.  Last year there was talk about a […]

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Fireworks; RAIN; Eclipse
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Fireworks; RAIN; Eclipse

June 19, 2017 7:10 pm News

Firework Safety The upcoming Independence holiday means that the sale and use of fireworks is upcoming too.  This Friday June 23rd  the canvas sides will be removed from the tents that have been set up for the sale of popular pyrotechnics.  And as usual, Fire Marshall, Sean Barrett says there are some popular items that […]

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Oregon Ranks High; Fire Inspector Class; Reedsport Chainsaw Championships
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Oregon Ranks High; Fire Inspector Class; Reedsport Chainsaw Championships

June 16, 2017 8:11 pm News

Oregon High on Long Term Care Oregon ranks fourth in the nation for providing long-term care options for its residents, according to a report released today. It measures the care available in states based on accessibility, choice and quality. It also assesses their support for family caregivers and the transitions between health facilities and home. […]

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Planning Commission; Helping Hands;Gardiner Bridge
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Planning Commission; Helping Hands;Gardiner Bridge

June 15, 2017 7:25 pm News

Planning Commission on Helping Hands Tuesday evening’s planning commission meeting opened to a packed house.  Many residents there to weigh in on the second item on the agenda…a proposed land use change for the vacant building just south of Roby’s Furniture and Appliance.  Helping Hands is wanting to open a space so that it can […]

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Child Health; Gasoline Prices; Oregon Unemployment Rate
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Child Health; Gasoline Prices; Oregon Unemployment Rate

June 14, 2017 7:24 pm News

Down in Education Up in Child Health Oregon has work to do to improve its support of children, a new report finds. The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s annual Kids Count Data Book assesses states on key indicators of how children and families are faring, and this year ranks Oregon 31st overall. Results were mixed among […]

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Grants Aid Retrofit; Planning Meeting; Flag Day Celebrations
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Grants Aid Retrofit; Planning Meeting; Flag Day Celebrations

June 13, 2017 11:37 pm News

Fire Station Seismic Retrofit It will take  about 5 years and a lot of grant money to accomplish, but the Siuslaw Valley Fire and rescue is in the process of strategically planning a seismic retrofit for all of the districts buildings.  Chief Jim Langborg said they worked closely with H.G.E. Engineers in Coos Bay. “They […]

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Protective Crows; STEM Grant; Duck Race
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Protective Crows; STEM Grant; Duck Race

June 12, 2017 8:27 pm News

When Birds Attack It is not quite as bad as a scene from an Alfred Hitchcock movie, but Florence residents have been noticing strange behavior from the bird population.  Specifically the crows.  People have been contacting the city to report being dive bombed by crows as they walk through areas of town and especially old […]

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