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Cougar causes cancellation of outdoor activities
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Cougar causes cancellation of outdoor activities

June 14, 2016 9:37 pm News

Students at Siuslaw Elementary spend Monday afternoon indoors Administrators and teachers at Siuslaw Elementary School quickly cancelled outdoor activities Monday morning and ushered students inside the building. A cougar was spotted between the elementary school and the middle school at approximately 11:45.  Additional outdoor activities for the afternoon were also cancelled. Florence police officers responded […]

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Oregon State hurler earns second freshman All American honor
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Oregon State hurler earns second freshman All American honor

June 14, 2016 9:26 pm Oregon State Sports, Sports

Fehmel the only Pac-12 Freshman on NCBWA list Oregon State right handed pitcher Bryce Fehmel (FEM-mull) is the only Pac-12 freshman to pick up All American honors from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.  It’s his second freshman All-American honor, following his inclusion by Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball.  Fehmel tied the nation’s lead in victories among […]

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Latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports

June 14, 2016 8:03 pm Associated Press, Sports

AP-NW–Sports Right Now/735 SEAHAWKS-NATE ROBINSON Seattle gives tryout to former NBA star Nate Robinson RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks have given former NBA standout and one-time college football player Nate Robinson a tryout. The Seahawks confirmed that Robinson went through a tryout on Monday, first reported by The Washington Post. Robinson had indicated […]

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Latest Oregon news, sports, business and entertainment

June 14, 2016 8:01 pm Associated Press, News

AP-OR–2nd Right Now/1152 NATIONAL PARKS-VANDALISM Woman pleads guilty to defacing rocks at 7 national parks FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A San Diego woman who painted and drew on treasured natural rock formations at national parks across the West and shared her work on social media has pleaded guilty to defacing government property. Twenty-three-year-old Casey Nocket […]

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Cougar sighting prompts cancellation of outdoor activities at Siuslaw schools:
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Cougar sighting prompts cancellation of outdoor activities at Siuslaw schools:

June 14, 2016 3:00 am News

A cougar sighting just before noon monday, in the parking lot between Siuslaw Elementary and Siuslaw Middle Schools, prompted a quick recall of students who were outdoors at the time.  A school district spokesperson said all students were immediately recalled and additional outdoor activities for the day were cancelled. Florence police were also called and […]

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Independence Festivities Planned for Florence
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Independence Festivities Planned for Florence

June 13, 2016 10:25 pm News

Plea goes out for fireworks donations The annual Florence Fourth of July Fireworks display is just three weeks away and the call has gone out for community support. Bettina Hannigan – “The Fourth of July event costs the Chamber over $9-thousand to put the event on.  And that’s not really underwritten by any big sponsorship […]

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MLB Draft catches 7 from Oregon and Oregon State
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MLB Draft catches 7 from Oregon and Oregon State

June 13, 2016 9:17 pm Oregon State Sports, Sports, University of Oregon Sports

Veteran Beaver catcher the first to go Oregon State catcher Logan Ice was the first collegiate player from the state taken in last week’s Major League Baseball Draft.  The junior catcher was taken in the “B” lottery round by the Cleveland Indians.  Left handed pitcher Matt Crook from Oregon was the first Duck selected.  The […]

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Latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports

June 13, 2016 7:40 pm Associated Press, Sports

AP-NW–Sports Right Now/972 RANGERS-MARINERS Hamels reaches 2,000 Ks as Rangers beat Seattle SEATTLE (AP) — Cole Hamels became the seventh active pitcher to reach 2,000 strikeouts and Mitch Moreland homered to lead the Texas Rangers to a 6-4 win against the Seattle Mariners Sunday. The AL West-leading Rangers took two out of three games in […]

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Latest Oregon news, sports, business and entertainment

June 13, 2016 7:37 pm Associated Press, News

AP-OR–2nd Right Now/1203 UNION PACIFIC VIOLATIONS Union Pacific fined over $7 million in 2 years (Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, http://www.oregonlive.com) PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Union Pacific penalties surpass every railroad nationwide for the past two years. The Oregonian/OregonLive obtained inspection records and reports that the Federal Railroad Agency fined Union Pacific over $7 million from […]

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Pomp and circumstance
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Pomp and circumstance

June 10, 2016 10:03 pm News

Graduation weekend for area high school seniors Commencement exercises are set for area high school seniors this weekend. Commencement has already concluded at the Reedsport Community Charter School.  Last Sunday afternoon, class valedictorian Alexis Kay and Salutatorian Samuel Lundquist addressed their classmates in the Reedsport gymnasium; then they all picked up their diplomas. Tonight in […]

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