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Motorcycle Death; Interior Secretary Visits Oregon; Supplies for School Emergencies
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Motorcycle Death; Interior Secretary Visits Oregon; Supplies for School Emergencies

July 17, 2017 9:14 pm News

Accident Claims Florence Resident The Oregon State Police reported Friday that 61 year old Florence resident Dan Barnum was killed when his 2017 Harley Davidson went off the road and slid in gravel before he lost control of the vehicle.  The crash happened Friday morning on Highway 20 at milepost 163 about 30 miles from […]

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Van Fans Event; Eels Cover Roadway; Monumental Threats
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Van Fans Event; Eels Cover Roadway; Monumental Threats

July 14, 2017 8:45 pm News

Fundraiser Celebrates 20 Years Van Fans of Florence is celebrating 20 years of Ice Cream Socials to raise money for the Friends of Florence which provides free rides to Eugene for cancer treatments.  P.T. Smith and Tom Grove began Friends of Florence after Smith noticed the struggles that some patients were having getting to and […]

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Prison Bills Passed; Overtime for Country Fair; Being Fire Aware
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Prison Bills Passed; Overtime for Country Fair; Being Fire Aware

July 13, 2017 11:43 pm News, Uncategorized

Prison Bills Pass The Oregon Legislative session ended this week and according to advocates, prison sentencing reform was a big winner. House Bill 3078, known as the “Safety and Savings Act” and passed last week, would divert women convicted of certain property crimes – often driven by drug addiction – to intensive supervision programs and […]

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Volunteers Gather; New Event A Success; Gas Trends Upward
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Volunteers Gather; New Event A Success; Gas Trends Upward

July 12, 2017 7:36 pm News

Power Of Florence This Saturday is Power of Florence.  The brain child of Kaylee Graham.  She envisioned the all kid volunteer day 7 years ago when she was eleven and it has grown into a city wide all inclusive event.  With a lot of work to do “In total we have 41 projects and 10 […]

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Florence Coast Guard City; City Hall to Expand; Elipse Info
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Florence Coast Guard City; City Hall to Expand; Elipse Info

July 11, 2017 10:43 pm News

City to receive Coast Guard Honor The United States Coast Guard is designating Florence as a Coast Guard City.  The Official word has not yet been announced, but Florence Mayor, Joe Henry, did say that they have received “a verbal commitment from the Admiral of the District.”  Mayor Henry says the honor comes after a […]

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Perlow Praises Cooperative Effort; SVFR Testing Hydrants; Accident Claims Coos Bay Resident; USCG Rescues 2
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Perlow Praises Cooperative Effort; SVFR Testing Hydrants; Accident Claims Coos Bay Resident; USCG Rescues 2

July 10, 2017 11:21 pm News

D.A. Sings Interagency Praises Lane County’s District Attorney, Patty Perlow says that communication, training and interagency cooperation led to a successful operation in the June 24th Officer involved shooting. “We are just so grateful to the people from law enforcement from the Florence Police Department, the Lane County Sheriff’s office, the Douglas County Sheriff’s office […]

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Beaches Birthday; Bill Favors Undocumented Oregonians; Survey Says!
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Beaches Birthday; Bill Favors Undocumented Oregonians; Survey Says!

July 7, 2017 8:49 pm News

Oregon Beaches Celebrate 50th Eugene will be celebrating the Oregon coast today as the state commemorates 50 years of the Oregon Beach Bill that designated all Oregon Beaches to be public beaches.  Lane County Commissioner Jay Bozievich said the bill had a lot to do with the current economic opportunities.  Along with the creation of […]

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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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