Goodwill getting a new home; Localized flooding; Stiles steps down from LCC Board; Set your clock ahead – check your smoke detector, your tires and your shoes; Lawmakers eye your interest deduction

Goodwill considering new location A Highway 101 commercial building, vacant for nearly a decade, is headed for new life as the home of Goodwill Industries in Florence.  The non-profit agency wants to move from their current location to the former Rite-Aid building at 12th Street and Highway 101.  In processing […]

Huff wins 113 pound title; Vikings bounced from playoffs; Oregon State women claim third Pac-12 title; and more!

OSAA Wrestling Finals – Two Vikings bring home hardware Siuslaw’s Richard Huff capped a phenomenal season by claiming the OSAA 4A state championship at 113 pounds over the weekend at the State Wrestling Finals.  Huff ended the tournament with a one-minute-42-second pin over number three seed Maximus Tate of Molalla.  […]

Port manager evaluation concerns; Tiny homes and tiny gardens; free dental care; Lane County considering smoking age change; difficult rescue.

Port Commissioner expresses concern over evaluation Port of Siuslaw Commissioners gave Port Manager Steven Leskin an overall “meets expectations” in 12 categories of his annual evaluation last month.  But one of the commissioners say her colleagues “did not do the right thing” when it came to helping Leskin be more […]

Ham Radio class in Florence; Car jumps curb, woman injured; Lane gets new president; School board races; Three Rivers Foundation grants

When everything else fails, there’s always a Ham When disaster strikes anywhere in the world, you’ll usually find a core group of volunteers hard at work behind the scenes keeping the lines of communication open. Those volunteers are Ham, or Amateur, Radio Operators. In some parts of the world their […]

Florence Police follow state laws on immigration enforcement; Slide briefly traps woman and child; Heavy rains cause high water; Police release ID of man killed on Highway 126; Florence man seriously injured east of Reedsport; Filing period opens for May 16th election

Florence to follow state law when it comes to immigration Florence police officers have not and will not enforce federal immigration laws; and the agency does not participate in routine immigration investigation and enforcement activities. That’s the Florence Police Department’s official policy.  A city spokeperson issued a statement reiterating that […]

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Coast Radio News – Snow Closes Schools and Offices

Snow closes classes while coating the coast                                White blankets much of the central Oregon Coast as the National Weather Service post a winter weather advisory through noon. Up to an inch snow, promoting closures include the Siuslaw, Mapleton and Coquille School Districts.  Mapleton schools have canceled all evening activities.  Also […]

Team health care; Smash and grab at cinemas; Dungeness; Annexation request; Council work session; Less is Best when it comes to wrapping gifts

Team Concept of Health Care The main purpose of last week’s PeaceHealth Medical Town Hall was to give the community an update on the status of recruiting and hiring more primary care physicians.   But, officials also took the opportunity to talk about the “team concept” of providing health care.  It’s […]