Archive for category: News

Oregon Ranks High; Fire Inspector Class; Reedsport Chainsaw Championships
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Oregon Ranks High; Fire Inspector Class; Reedsport Chainsaw Championships

June 16, 2017 8:11 pm News

Oregon High on Long Term Care Oregon ranks fourth in the nation for providing long-term care options for its residents, according to a report released today. It measures the care available in states based on accessibility, choice and quality. It also assesses their support for family caregivers and the transitions between health facilities and home. […]

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Planning Commission; Helping Hands;Gardiner Bridge
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Planning Commission; Helping Hands;Gardiner Bridge

June 15, 2017 7:25 pm News

Planning Commission on Helping Hands Tuesday evening’s planning commission meeting opened to a packed house.  Many residents there to weigh in on the second item on the agenda…a proposed land use change for the vacant building just south of Roby’s Furniture and Appliance.  Helping Hands is wanting to open a space so that it can […]

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Child Health; Gasoline Prices; Oregon Unemployment Rate
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Child Health; Gasoline Prices; Oregon Unemployment Rate

June 14, 2017 7:24 pm News

Down in Education Up in Child Health Oregon has work to do to improve its support of children, a new report finds. The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s annual Kids Count Data Book assesses states on key indicators of how children and families are faring, and this year ranks Oregon 31st overall. Results were mixed among […]

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Grants Aid Retrofit; Planning Meeting; Flag Day Celebrations
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Grants Aid Retrofit; Planning Meeting; Flag Day Celebrations

June 13, 2017 11:37 pm News

Fire Station Seismic Retrofit It will take  about 5 years and a lot of grant money to accomplish, but the Siuslaw Valley Fire and rescue is in the process of strategically planning a seismic retrofit for all of the districts buildings.  Chief Jim Langborg said they worked closely with H.G.E. Engineers in Coos Bay. “They […]

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Protective Crows; STEM Grant; Duck Race
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Protective Crows; STEM Grant; Duck Race

June 12, 2017 8:27 pm News

When Birds Attack It is not quite as bad as a scene from an Alfred Hitchcock movie, but Florence residents have been noticing strange behavior from the bird population.  Specifically the crows.  People have been contacting the city to report being dive bombed by crows as they walk through areas of town and especially old […]

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Emergency Drill: Monuments; Florence City Council
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Emergency Drill: Monuments; Florence City Council

June 9, 2017 11:38 pm News

Drill about communications It was a successful Emergency Drill, that according to Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue Chief Jim Langborg.  While onlookers observed the event on the docks at the port of Siuslaw yesterday, they may not have gotten a clear picture of the purpose of the exercise.  Langborg said it was intended to simulate […]

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Parents Face School Board; Cascadia Rising; Ribbon Cutting Postponed
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Parents Face School Board; Cascadia Rising; Ribbon Cutting Postponed

June 8, 2017 9:17 pm News

Parents Get Their Say It was a meeting that presented the cool, calm, and collected side of a very tenuous issue.  What started as a very volatile petition regarding student athletes and dress codes at Siuslaw High School, became an opportunity for parents to address issue before the Siuslaw school board.  Stacey Collins initiated the […]

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Florence Couple Pleads Guilty; Emergency Drill; Gas Prices
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Florence Couple Pleads Guilty; Emergency Drill; Gas Prices

June 7, 2017 9:25 pm News

Guilty Pleas Entered A Florence woman and her husband will spend the next 40 years behind bars for the Sexual abuse and rape of two young girls.  The Register Guard reports that Doreen and Greg Cater admitted to the charges in order to avoid a trial.  The pleas were entered in Lane County Circuit Court […]

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Revision Florence; WLEOG Drill; Bridge Work
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Revision Florence; WLEOG Drill; Bridge Work

June 6, 2017 8:23 pm News

City Readies for Re-Vision When preparing a city for a major construction commitment such as the revision Florence project there are a lot organizational issues working between government agencies.  There are state, federal, county and city agencies to consider when coordinating construction as well as public utilities.  And what makes this project even more daunting […]

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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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