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A+ Firework Show; State Owned Retirement Savings; Oregon Climate Change Group
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A+ Firework Show; State Owned Retirement Savings; Oregon Climate Change Group

July 6, 2017 4:31 am News

Citizens Wow Over Fireworks It was 30 minutes of amazing explosions as thousands of people crowded into Old Town last night for the annual fourth of July fireworks display.  The night was clear and free from fog, and as promised, the chamber of Commerce delivered on a larger, well positioned, display of pyrotechnics.  Several hours […]

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Pilots Honored; Bond To Save Forest; Firework Safety
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Pilots Honored; Bond To Save Forest; Firework Safety

July 4, 2017 7:21 pm News

Pilots Honored It was a special day at the annual Wings and Wheels event on Saturday, one that came with some very special recognition for 3 of our distinguished residents. Curt Cowlie visited Florence for the presentation of a special award. “Today we are awarding 3 distinguished airmen with the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award.” […]

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Good Weather for 4th; Docks Listing; County Taking Time
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Good Weather for 4th; Docks Listing; County Taking Time

July 3, 2017 9:02 pm News

4th of July Fun Weather forecasters say we can expect good weather conditions for the 4th of July and that means a likely strong showing for the annual fireworks put on by the Chamber of Commerce which promises to be 50% larger this year and the return of the barge for optimal viewing on the […]

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Health Care Battle; Jazz Festival; Witness Recals Incident
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Health Care Battle; Jazz Festival; Witness Recals Incident

June 30, 2017 10:32 pm News

Oregon Veterans Could Lose Coverage A new report finds nearly a half-million veterans would lose health coverage over the next decade under the G-O-P’s health-care bills. About one-point-eight million veterans rely on Medicaid, according to an analysis by the Center for American Progress. Nearly a quarter of those vets would lose insurance under the American […]

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FEC Performance; ToDo List; Safety Reminders
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FEC Performance; ToDo List; Safety Reminders

June 30, 2017 2:53 am News

Musician to Perform; Donate to Local Boy A musician with local ties and a songwriting pedigree will be performing at the Florence Event Center this Saturday evening at 6 p.m..  Molly Hardin is releasing her new CD, “Skin Deep,” ten songs of unity, love and peace.  The show will include a live performance of the […]

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Budget Wains; Back to School; Pump Price Dips; New Signage
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Budget Wains; Back to School; Pump Price Dips; New Signage

June 28, 2017 8:45 pm News

Budget Leaves Schools Wanting The Oregon House passed an education budget of eight-point-two billion dollars for the next two years on Tuesday, but educators say they’re being shorted once again. Even legislators warned the funding amount will mean cuts for some school districts, fewer teachers and larger class sizes. Oregon educators who have been in […]

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Museum Turns 2; Committee Looks to Future; Deadly Shooting Update
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Museum Turns 2; Committee Looks to Future; Deadly Shooting Update

June 27, 2017 9:40 pm News

Military Museum Anniversary This weekend the Oregon Coast Military Museum celebrates its 2nd anniversary.  Cal Applebee is on the board and he says there is a lot planned.  Raffles, giveaways, door prizes will all be part of the festivities.  And a reminder that they rely on the good nature of the citizens of Florence to […]

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Suspect Dead After Shootout; Stolen Car Part of Chase; Students Promote Volunteerism
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Suspect Dead After Shootout; Stolen Car Part of Chase; Students Promote Volunteerism

June 26, 2017 8:47 pm News

Suspect Dead After High Speed Chase A high speed chase from Mapleton to Florence Saturday 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 […]

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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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