Coast Guard rescues two boaters; Syphilis on the rise; Prevent and prepare for falls; Chad and Jeremy wrapping up US Tours after more than 50 years; BallotTrax and Halloween hazards

Boaters advised to be prepared A Nevada man and woman avoided possible serious trouble when their boat lost power and began to drift near the mouth of the Siuslaw River during a series of heavy rainstorms earlier this week. Deb Cordone (kor-DOE-nay) with the Coast Guard Auxiliary said the couple […]

Wet and windy in the forecast; Eco Dev update coming; Remains categorized; SOS gets funding for children’s services; and Ambulance-Fire agreement moves to action stage

Storm prep takes center stage Florence public works crews have been hard at work preparing for the first and potentially largest series of storms of the season this week. Workers have been busy cleaning out catch basins and curb inlets to ensure the stormwater system has the capacity to handle […]

Sheriff’s office reports phone scam; FEC burns mortgage; Injured fisherman rescued by Coast Guard; Always ready toRhody; Storm Prep; Pile burning

Phone scam reported Several Lane County residents have reported receiving what sound like computer generated phone calls stating they were going to be taken – quote – “under custody by local cops because of four serious allegations”.  The residents were then directed to call a number for more information. That […]

SOS to host open house; dispute leads to stabbing and arrest; FEC to expand parking; Business Park sale to benefit Eco Development; Whale researchers “scoop poop; and Backyard burn ban continues

Awareness of Domestic Violence promoted Well over a hundred marchers were on hand in Old Town Florence this past Sunday for the annual walk to promote awareness of Domestic Violence.  Siuslaw Outreach Services Executive Director David Wiegan said he was pleased with the “mix” of people participating. David Wiegan – […]

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Fire leaves three homeless; brush fire blackens space north of Florence; School board to meet; Wildland fire forces overnight closure of Highway 138; and gas prices increase

Blaze destroys Florence home, leaves three homeless Fire completely destroyed a single family residence Tuesday afternoon on 17th street east of Highway 101, leaving the occupants homeless and destroying nearly all their belongings. Nobody was injured, but Andrew Kellerman didn’t even have time to put his shoes on before leaving […]

Initial Athlete of the Week; NW League baseball; Prep Volleyball

Athlete of the Week Mapleton football standout Hunter Simington is Coast Radio Sports’ Athlete of the week.  The Sailor quarterback carried the ball 3 times for 88 yards, completed two passes for 65 yards… both of them for touchdowns.  He led the defense with 11 solo tackles and five assisted […]

Vikings fall in football opener, Sailors come out on top over Redsides; Ducks win 5 straight season openers; and Emeralds lose two over weekend, prepare for Northwest League playoffs.

Vikings fall in football opener Jared Brandt completed 23 of 31 passes, one of those an 80-yard connection with Trent Reavis for a touchdown, but the Elmira Falcons held off the Vikings 35-14 Friday night.  Quincy Rusk had 16 carries for 54 yards and one touchdown in the opening game.  […]

Making the landfill last; Boy trapped beneath boat is recovering; Coast Guard Appreciation Dinner; School lunch safety; Every Kid in a Park; Stable housing reduces health care costs

Making the landfill last… Lane County is looking for more public input on an updated management plan for the solid waste division. An online survey is available at the Lane County Waste website.  Residents are asked to take it by September 16th, and then attend one of three community meetings […]