Archive for category: News

Eclipse; Military Museum; Public Service
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Eclipse; Military Museum; Public Service

June 5, 2017 7:21 pm News

Prepare For Eclipse It is still more than two months away but the Oregon department of transportation is already cautioning citizens to be prepared for the influx of people that will be arriving in the first state to be able to view the eclipse.  ODOT says the estimated one million plus visitors to the state […]

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June 2, 2017 8:43 pm News

Hope for the Salmon Habitat  A bipartisan group of Oregon lawmakers passed a bill Wednesday that will give salmon some relief from the pull of suction dredge mining. The practice is used to suck up gold on the riverbeds of former mining sites. Gas-powered, vacuum-like devices do the suctioning. However, the practice also hurts habitats […]

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RAIN Business; Siuslaw Publisher; Fire in Old Town
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RAIN Business; Siuslaw Publisher; Fire in Old Town

June 1, 2017 7:50 pm News

RAIN Focuses on Business Matt Hollander is the Public Relations Coordinator with RAIN, the Regional Accelator and Innovation Network which helps entrepreneurs and businesses determine the viability of business ideas. “We are taking companies that have an idea for a business and bringing them to the launch stage.  To see if that product, business, service […]

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Port Manager on Administrative Leave; School Board Addresses Petition; Construction Completed
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Port Manager on Administrative Leave; School Board Addresses Petition; Construction Completed

May 31, 2017 10:38 pm News

Port Manager on Administrative Leave The Port of Siuslaw called a special meeting to address allegations of unwanted advances of a sexual nature by Port Manager Steve Leskin.  The allegations come from the operators of a business which operates on port property.  Leskin has been put on paid administrative leave for the time being.  Comission […]

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Memorial Day; Reproductive Health Bill; E-Cigs Lack Regulation
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Memorial Day; Reproductive Health Bill; E-Cigs Lack Regulation

May 30, 2017 8:00 pm News

Remembering the Fallen “Today we pay tribute to the heroic patriots who made the ultimate sacrifice.  Those who bravely rose up and fought for something greater than themselves.  Protecting a home to which they never returned.” It was a somber day of honoring the soldiers who gave the ultimate sacrifice for us to be free.  […]

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Wyden Town Hall; Friday Fire; Infrastructure Bill U.S. Senate
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Wyden Town Hall; Friday Fire; Infrastructure Bill U.S. Senate

May 30, 2017 4:28 am News

Meeting gets a little bristly Senator Ron Wyden visited Florence Yesterday for his 832nd town hall meeting since he was elected to serve.  It was a generally quiet interaction until the subject of the electoral college came up.  Wyden was asked about Daylight Savings Time and the question got a chuckle from the crowd until […]

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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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