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McKeown Talks Infrastructure; Lane County Sheriffs; Traffic Pattern
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McKeown Talks Infrastructure; Lane County Sheriffs; Traffic Pattern

May 26, 2017 7:41 pm News

Infrastructure will require an increase in taxes. Our roads, bridges, rail and marine infrastructure is growing old and is now in need of some serious attention according to State Representative Caddy McKeown.  One of the reasons that she has attributed to the lack of action is the lack of funds needed to do the upgrades […]

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Economic Development; Gas Prices; Camping Plans?; Memorial Day
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Economic Development; Gas Prices; Camping Plans?; Memorial Day

May 26, 2017 7:31 am News

Economic Development Moves Ahead Slowly The state of economic development is sometimes an arduous project.  With revision Florence on the table // the future of the 101 corridor is being planned and execution is waiting on some additional funding.  In the meantime, there are still about 22 local commercial buildings vacant in town, although that […]

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Victim’s Name Released; Triangle Lake Accident; Solar Eclipse; Wyden Town Hall
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Victim’s Name Released; Triangle Lake Accident; Solar Eclipse; Wyden Town Hall

May 24, 2017 7:36 pm News

Police Release Name of Victim Oregon State Police has released their preliminary report on the ATV accident which resulted in the death of a Florence woman.  The report states that the OSP responded to a call to Mapleton Valley Fire Department of a woman, seriously injured, being transported by a friend in a personal vehicle.  […]

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Veteran Local Broadcaster Dies; ATV Death; County With Revision
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Veteran Local Broadcaster Dies; ATV Death; County With Revision

May 23, 2017 9:45 pm News

Veteran Broadcaster Passes Harley Youngblood has been the Golden voice for Coast Radio for the past 19 years.  He passed away yesterday at the age of 89.  Harley had been a member of Coast Radio in Florence for 19 years and had been a broadcaster in Oregon throughout his career.  In the late 40’s and […]

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ATV Fatality Deadwood; Business Receives RAIN Grant; Rhody Results
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ATV Fatality Deadwood; Business Receives RAIN Grant; Rhody Results

May 23, 2017 12:33 am News

Fatal ATV Crash There was a fatal ATV crash yesterday.  Western Lane Ambulance District responded to a call at the Mapleton Fire Department.  Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue Chief Jim Langborg: “Upon arrival they found a 26 year old female who had been transported by personal vehicle from the incident location to the fire station […]

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Commitment to Momentum; Tourists Invade;Rhody Run
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Commitment to Momentum; Tourists Invade;Rhody Run

May 19, 2017 11:40 pm News

Tuesday’s election results means a couple of new faces to the Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue Board, yet they are very familiar to the community.  In the race for SVFR Director Position1 Siuslaw News Editor, Ned Hickson edged out Local business person Crystal Farnsworth.  Hickson says he is cognoscente of the slim margin. “I realize […]

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May 18, 2017 8:02 pm News

Newly Formed Decontamination Team Peach Health announces a newly formed decontamination team for Florence.  Traditionally when a patient arrives at the hospital with a contamination issue the hospital would have to call the Fire Department to decontaminate the individual.  Now with this Specially formed team the hospital can quickly deal with an emergency situation of […]

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Detainee Named; Election Results; Food Drive Successes
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Detainee Named; Election Results; Food Drive Successes

May 17, 2017 8:04 pm News

Detainee Named/Officers Acted Appropriately There is no official cause of death in the incident at the justice center on May 8th involving 2 Florence police officers and a detainee. More information was released yesterday including the name of the inmate.  It was determined that David Keith Brickey died after a medical event while being released […]

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Roads Will Be Ready; Traffic Safety;Election Day; Oregon Snubbed
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Roads Will Be Ready; Traffic Safety;Election Day; Oregon Snubbed

May 16, 2017 10:31 pm News

Paving to be Completed With Rhody days just around the corner a few projects need to be completed and city manager Erin Reynolds say that all they ask is Patience. “Patience with us on Rhododendron drive and kingwood streets as we complete that project this week.  Looks like the weather will cooperate and it should […]

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Hospital Eyes Future Growth;Names Released;Bridge Work Rhody Week; Wings and Wheels
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Hospital Eyes Future Growth;Names Released;Bridge Work Rhody Week; Wings and Wheels

May 15, 2017 7:28 pm News

Needs Assesment Prepares Peace Health for the Future Peace harbor hospital is positioning itself for growth and accommodating the needs of the community.  According to Susan Blane, community Benefit Director with Peace Health in Eugene it began with a greater Lane County Health needs assessment which they then modeled and internalized for their own plan […]

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