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Reedsport to I-5 Construction to Begin; Solar Eclipse Glasses; City Public Art Forum; Indoor Yard Sale
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Reedsport to I-5 Construction to Begin; Solar Eclipse Glasses; City Public Art Forum; Indoor Yard Sale

August 10, 2017 10:46 pm News

ODOT Announces Project If you like taking the scenic route and use the Reedsport to I-5 corridor be ready for some traffic delays.  Beginning next Monday August 14th, ODOT will begin construction on a $7.4 million project that repairs or replaces 34 culverts along Oregon 38 (Umpqua Highway). As many as five different work zones […]

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Port Of Siuslaw Terminates Manager; Concert For Malakai; Hoagland Properties Awarded; Gas Prices Climb
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Port Of Siuslaw Terminates Manager; Concert For Malakai; Hoagland Properties Awarded; Gas Prices Climb

August 9, 2017 9:53 pm News

Port Manager Terminated After several weeks of executive session meetings the Port of Siuslaw went into open session on Monday to officially vote on the firing of Port Manager Steve Leskin.  Leskin had been on paid administrative leave for two months after several incidents involving Leskin prompted the board to remove him from his daily […]

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City Eyes Monies For Projects; Long-Time Employees Celebrated; Recycle Propane Tanks; Forecasters Predict Cloudy Eclipse
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City Eyes Monies For Projects; Long-Time Employees Celebrated; Recycle Propane Tanks; Forecasters Predict Cloudy Eclipse

August 8, 2017 10:21 pm News

City Celebrates Road Completion The celebration for the completion of construction on Rhododendron drive will be this Thursday at 10 am and will begin with a walk starting at Peace Harbor and end up at Green Trees East for a reception.  City Manager Erin Reynolds says that this will not be the last celebration of […]

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Coast Guard Rescue Near Coos Bay; Jury Acquits; Restrictions Eased; New Fishing Regulations
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Coast Guard Rescue Near Coos Bay; Jury Acquits; Restrictions Eased; New Fishing Regulations

August 7, 2017 8:41 pm News

Fishermen Rescued The Coast Guard rescued two fishermen after their vessel was engulfed in flames 20 miles west of the Cape Blanco light near Coos Bay, on Saturday.  A Coast Guard Search and Rescue Detachment Rogue River 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew met the fishermen, who had abandoned the 47-foot fishing vessel Beverly B into […]

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Nurses Say Yes; New Program For Native Americans; Fire Still a Threat
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Nurses Say Yes; New Program For Native Americans; Fire Still a Threat

August 4, 2017 10:07 pm News

Nurses Approve Contract Today, nurses at PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Medical Center—represented by the Oregon Nurses Association (ONA)—voted overwhelmingly to approve a new three-year contract with the hospital, ending more than nine months of contract negotiations between local nurses and PeaceHealth administrators. The agreement includes increased security measures to help protect nurses working off-site, rules designed […]

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Governor Declares Emergency; Peace Harbor Offers
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Governor Declares Emergency; Peace Harbor Offers

August 3, 2017 10:35 pm News

Fire Danger: Extreme Hot Temperatures and dry conditions have caused Governor Kate Brown to declare a State of Emergency for Oregon.  She wants to ensure that the state has sufficient funds to fight wildfires.  Locally, Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue Chief, Jim Langborg has issued restrictions for all of the lands protected within the jurisdiction […]

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Smoke Lingers; Road Striping; Eclipse May Cause Gas Spike
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Smoke Lingers; Road Striping; Eclipse May Cause Gas Spike

August 2, 2017 11:05 pm News

Smoke Lingers From Fire The Baker Beach fire that ignited more than an acre of brush just north of the Baker beach campground has been contained.  There were several calls yesterday due to lingering smoke, but Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue Chief Jim Langborg say that the smoke is likely to hang around/ “I suspect […]

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August 2, 2017 12:05 am News

Baker Beach Fire Heavy smoke filled the roadway on 101 north of town last night as crews battled a brush fire at Baker Beach.  Just before 8p.m. on Monday evening Crews from Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue responded to a report of a fire that quickly grew due to heavy winds and dry conditions.  The […]

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Fish And Wildlife Regulations; Executive Session for Port; Heat Coming; City Celebrates
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Fish And Wildlife Regulations; Executive Session for Port; Heat Coming; City Celebrates

July 31, 2017 8:23 pm News

New Rules For ODFW The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is meeting this Friday in Salem to adopt the 2018 sport fishing regulations.  There are some changes expected to the current regulations not all of which will effect fishing here in Lane County or along the coast.  For example there is a change proposed […]

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Superintendent Review; Bridge Work Updates; Law Could Effect Lane County; It’s A Pickle
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Superintendent Review; Bridge Work Updates; Law Could Effect Lane County; It’s A Pickle

July 28, 2017 7:47 pm News

Grzeskowiak Review Published Siuslaw School Superintendent, Andy Grzeskowiak received high marks for his annual evaluation by the school board.  On criteria based on 9 professional performance standards and 5 board goals, as well as a review from staff throughout the district, Grzeskowiak received an overall grade of 3.51 on a 4  point scale.  The board […]

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