Archive for category: News

ONA/Peace Health Negotiations; Benefit Concert; Rhody Run; Travel Ready?
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ONA/Peace Health Negotiations; Benefit Concert; Rhody Run; Travel Ready?

May 12, 2017 7:22 pm News

Negotiations Moving Slowly, But Moving According to Rick Yecny, CEO and Chief Mission Officer at Peace Health, progress is being made in the talks between Peace Health and the Oregon Nurses Association.  In a lengthy meeting this past Monday,  Yecny said that several articles were agreed upon and a couple more were removed from the […]

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OPB New Database; Ballots Due; Succession Planning
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OPB New Database; Ballots Due; Succession Planning

May 11, 2017 8:28 pm News

OPB Rolls Out New Database Oregon Pacific Bank transitioned to a new database service that will enable the bank to smoothly grow with their increasing customer base.  The new system required current customers to activate a new debit card with a new pin activation number and it caught some customers off guard.  OPB CEO Ron […]

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Stroke Prevention; Transportation Package; Fuel Prices
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Stroke Prevention; Transportation Package; Fuel Prices

May 11, 2017 12:36 am News

Signs of a Stroke It’s National Stroke Prevention month.  And when it comes to determining if you or a loved one is having the symptoms of a stroke, time is of the essence.  The quicker you can get medical help for a stroke the better chance you have of minimizing the damage.  Al Kreitz with […]

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2 Injured, Inmate Deceased; Budget Process Extended; Peanut Butter Drive
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2 Injured, Inmate Deceased; Budget Process Extended; Peanut Butter Drive

May 9, 2017 8:39 pm News

2 Injured, Inmate Deceased   A 40 year old inmate in Florence was pronounced dead at Peace Harbor Hospital after allegedly attacking two officers that were attempting to release him.  Medics and Oregon State Police responded to a call for assistance and discovered the two injured officers.  While medics were treating the officers the inmate […]

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Florence Top Ten; Lyme Disease on the Rise; Bridge Construction Continues
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Florence Top Ten; Lyme Disease on the Rise; Bridge Construction Continues

May 8, 2017 11:27 pm News

Florence on Top…Again! On the heels of our recent designation by USA Today as one of the top 10 destinations to visit on the coast, Coast Radio News spoke with the executive director of the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce, Bettina Hannigan and asked her why she thought Florence has been consistently picked by major […]

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Levy Dollars Left On The Table; Candidate Forum Recap; Tourism Boost
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Levy Dollars Left On The Table; Candidate Forum Recap; Tourism Boost

May 5, 2017 8:51 pm News

Levy Dollars Left on The Table…For Now.   It’s the only levy on the May 16th ballot for Florence but it will determine the direction of the jail and youth services.  The current bond levy of 55 cents per thousand dollars of evaluated property has one last year and according to sheriff Byron Trapp has […]

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Broadband Expansion; Peanut Butter Drive; Florence #2; Gas Prices
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Broadband Expansion; Peanut Butter Drive; Florence #2; Gas Prices

May 3, 2017 8:18 pm News

Siuslaw Broadband Plans Expansion At Monday evening’s City Council meeting in Florence, the Mayor and council voted unanimously to move forward with providing a right of way for Siuslaw broadband to move forward with a pilot project that will begin a change in how Florence residents will access the internet.  The vote is a step […]

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Peanut Butter Drive; Our Town Candidate Forum; Governor’s Appointments
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Peanut Butter Drive; Our Town Candidate Forum; Governor’s Appointments

May 2, 2017 7:46 pm News

Peanut Butter Drive The Fourth annual Johnston Motor Company- Ford- Peanut Butter Drive is under way.  People are encouraged to drop off peanut Butter to Johnston Motor Company and that in turn will benefit the Florence Food Share.  Norma Barton, Executive Director of the food share says that peanut butter is a great protein to […]

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Nurses to Picket; Coast Guard Rescue; Tsunami Drill; Library Book Boost
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Nurses to Picket; Coast Guard Rescue; Tsunami Drill; Library Book Boost

May 1, 2017 8:14 pm News

Nurses set “informational picket” A second meeting with area nurses, PeaceHealth officials, and a federal mediator failed to produce a contract settlement last week.  That means nurses at Peace Harbor Medical Center will be picketing in Florence today. 75 nurses, represented by the Oregon Nurses Association, have been negotiating with management since last fall.  Their […]

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Ballots mailed; nurses to picket; Rhodies on display; Seismic upgrades; Sunshine and summer in song
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Ballots mailed; nurses to picket; Rhodies on display; Seismic upgrades; Sunshine and summer in song

April 29, 2017 12:28 am News

Election season underway Lane County voters could begin seeing ballots in their mailboxes for the May 16th mail-in election as early as today.  Absentee ballots for members of the military were sent out nearly two weeks ago, but the majority of them were delivered to the Post Office Thursday afternoon. As of this week there […]

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