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September 7, 2017 10:56 pm News

Red Flag and Air Quality Warning A red flag warning has been issued for the central coast region and will be in effect until 11 pm this evening.  This comes from the national weather service as the chance for “abundant lightning” is forecast for the area.  Officials say conditions are ripe for the potential of […]

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Air Quality Alert; AVID Program New for School; DACA Program Affects Oregon Students; New Librarian
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Air Quality Alert; AVID Program New for School; DACA Program Affects Oregon Students; New Librarian

September 6, 2017 11:57 pm News

Air Quality Alert for Florence The Lane Regional Air Protection Agency and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality have issued an Air Quality Alert, which is in effect until 12 PM Friday.  A Smoke Air Quality Alert has been issued. Wildfires burning in the region combined with forecast conditions will cause air quality to reach […]

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Schools In; Smoke Fills Florence Skies; Gas Prices Peak
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Schools In; Smoke Fills Florence Skies; Gas Prices Peak

September 5, 2017 9:45 pm News

Drivers Be Aware School is back in session today and that means increased awareness of school zones and safety measures.  Marie dodds with AAA Oregon says its not just about avoiding a hefty traffic ticket “If a tragedy happens and a car hits a pedestrian or a bicyclist, you’re much more likely to survive that […]

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Smoke Lingers; Investigation is Ongoing; Wake Zone Enforced
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Smoke Lingers; Investigation is Ongoing; Wake Zone Enforced

September 4, 2017 10:21 pm News

Smoke Continues to Pour In Firefighters continue to battle the Chetco Bar Fire to the south of Florence as smoke continues to pour over the coastal regions.  Air quality improved slightly for Brookings and Gold Beach yesterday as winds pushed southeasterly.  Fire conditions were still extreme with dry, hot weather.  Here in Florence the skies […]

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LCC Addresses DACA; Beachwalk Helps Out Families; Be Ready Expo; Smoke Projected to Return
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LCC Addresses DACA; Beachwalk Helps Out Families; Be Ready Expo; Smoke Projected to Return

September 1, 2017 9:54 pm News

LCC Makes DACA Statement On the heels of what may be the end of the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program or DACA, Lane Community college has issues a statement urging President Trump to not repeal the Obama era act.  A change in this policy could affect over 750 thousand children and young adults in […]

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ODOT App For Drivers; Overdose Awareness; Celebration of Life
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ODOT App For Drivers; Overdose Awareness; Celebration of Life

August 31, 2017 9:25 pm News

ODOT Launches Distractred Driver APP The Oregon Department of Transportation is launching a new campaign to help curb incidents of distracted driving.  According to ODOT 69% of passengers say they are uncomfortable driving with someone who is texting and 72 % of drivers admit to driving distracted themselves.  The new campaign, called Healthy Driving, brings […]

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Fuel Climb Not Harvey; Florence Police Beef Up Enforcement; DeFazio Visit; Chetco Bar Fire Update
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Fuel Climb Not Harvey; Florence Police Beef Up Enforcement; DeFazio Visit; Chetco Bar Fire Update

August 30, 2017 7:43 pm News

Harvey Has Little Effect On Local Fuel Hurricane Harvey may have shaken up the gulf coast and shut down oil refineries there but according to Marie Dodds with AAA Oregon it was the increased demand over the eclipse that generated the surge here in Florence. “Harvey is really not having much of an impact. When […]

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Hopper Dredge Back; Calls Not Legit; DeFazio Visits Florence; Chetco Smoke Looms Over Florence
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Hopper Dredge Back; Calls Not Legit; DeFazio Visits Florence; Chetco Smoke Looms Over Florence

August 29, 2017 10:53 pm News

Dredge Sits On Mouth of Siuslaw The Suction Hopper Dredge ‘Yaquina’ operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is at work at the mouth of the Siuslaw river.  They will be working for several days on clearing up built up sand and sediment.  The Coast Guard is admonishing boaters to keep a safe distance […]

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Chetco Smoke Reaches Florence; Benefit Raises $5000; New Dune City Mayor; Wreck Snarls Traffic
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Chetco Smoke Reaches Florence; Benefit Raises $5000; New Dune City Mayor; Wreck Snarls Traffic

August 28, 2017 9:45 pm News

Smoky Days in Florence Calls rang out to Lane County yesterday as a thick layer of haze coated the area.  One caller here to Coast radio asked if there was a reported fire near Cushman as they smelled the smoke.  But fire officials said it was a definite result from the Chetco Bar Fire reaching […]

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Power Line Work For BPA; Chetco Fire Grows; Concert for Malakai; Park Passes to Rise
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Power Line Work For BPA; Chetco Fire Grows; Concert for Malakai; Park Passes to Rise

August 26, 2017 2:20 am News

Power Line Work May Cause Delays Line crews that are updating the transmission lines for the Bonneville Power Administration from Florence to Eugene are going to be working just east of Mapleton for the next several weeks and traffic in the area will at times be limited.  There may even be some long wait times […]

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