Lewis & Clark Expedition returns

April 26, 2017 — Siuslaw Elementary class uses grant money for important discovery tools

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Nurses vote for informational picket

April 22, 2017 — Peace Harbor nurses decide to picket after stalled negotiations

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KXCR celebrates three years of broadcasting

April 22, 2017 — KXCR celebrates Earth Day, third birthday

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Procedural gaffes cost Port of Siuslaw

April 22, 2017 — Port of Siuslaw Board of Commission meets in Mapleton

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Honoring the spirit of volunteerism

April 22, 2017 — Florence Area Community Coalition honors volunteers at luncheon

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Mapleton School District awarded $2.9 million seismic grant

April 24, 2017 — The seismic grant will allow the district to increase the scope of the planned bond projects to include costly seismic improvements

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Grave comedy

April 22, 2017 — CROW explores dark comedy in "The Addams Family Musical" April 21-23 at Florence Events Center

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Mayor reads Earth Day Proclamation

April 22, 2017 — Florence makes Earth Day proclamation

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Rhody Festival parade entry deadline extended

April 22, 2017 — Get involved with this year's Rhododendron Festival

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Federal mediation makes progress

April 15, 2017 — Update on the mediation between Peace Harbor nurses and administration

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Waving flags

April 15, 2017 — community members come together to provide American flag to Siuslaw Elementary

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Community Business After Hours April 20

A brief program from 6 to 6:30 p.m. will feature updates on Siuslaw Vision projects. The public is invited and welcome to this community open house.

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CROW opens ‘The Addams Family’ April 21

April 19, 2017 — They're creepy and they're kooky, and they're coming to Florence April 21-23.

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Florentine celebrates100th birthday

April 19, 2017 — Helen turns one hundred

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Hidden treasures

Rotary of Florence's Siuslaw High School Interact Club sponsors the annual Community Easter Egg Hunt on April 15

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DeFazio to hold town hall April 17

U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio will hold a town hall meeting in Florence April 17

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Jumpstart Your Health

Topics included cardio-respiratory, dietary, mental, emotional and spiritual health, and Sunday featured a 5K fun run and walk

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Florence Chamber announces Rhody Fest lineup

The list of events for the three-day celebration is long. The festival runs May 19 to 21, but there are preliminary events too.

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Florence resident reaches 104th birthday

April 15, 2017 — Elderberry Square resident turns 104

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Oregon Coast Aquarium issues ‘Blue tide’ warning

April 15, 2017 — Oregon beaches may see Velella, "by-the-wind sailors," in coming days

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SOS decides on leadership for the future

April 12, 2017 — Siuslaw Outreach Services provides care to women, victims of domestic violence, veterans, families in transition, the homeless and the mentally challenged

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SPONSORED: America is at a Crossroads

Today, youth face seemingly insurmountable odds. Nationwide, 1 in 4 will not graduate. 1 in 5 lives in poverty. 170 juveniles are arrested each hour.

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State parks to open 1,000 additional eclipse campsites

All sites will have a three-night minimum, with check-in on Friday, Aug. 18, and check-out Monday, Aug. 21.

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City of Florence seeks volunteers for city committees

These positions offer citizens an excellent opportunity to volunteer their services on significant matters. Committee member contributions are invaluable to the Mayor, the City Council, as well as the City.

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Siuslaw News launches new website

The Siuslaw News, Florence’s No. 1 resource for print and online news, announces a brand new look and more functionality coming to its website, www.the siuslawnews.com.

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Balancing between history and safety

Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is overseeing improvements to increase the integrity and longevity of the Siuslaw River Bridge in Florence

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Nurses rally community support ahead of federal mediation this week

Area residents and nurses from as far away as Oregon Health and Science University in Portland joined with local nurses and ONA representatives to hear updates on the failed contract negotiations.

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Friday’s storm causes outages

National Weather Service in Portland reported winds as high as 69 miles per hour at Heceta Beach, and between 40-60 miles per hour at other midcoast locations, during a storm Friday, April 7.

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Democratic Club sponsors candidate roundtable

Candidates explain their positions as they run for the board of directors for Lane Community College and Siuslaw Public Library and the Port of Siuslaw Board of Commissioners during a meeting of the Florence Area Democratic Club.

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National Library Week

April 9 through 15 is National Library Week, but Siuslaw Public Library, 1460 Ninth St. in Florence and 88148 Riverview Ave. in Mapleton, is relevant all year.

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Ask a Master recycler

A monthly column of recycling information provided by Florence Master Recyclers

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Behind the headlines

Us TOO prostate cancer support group

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Military Chronicles

During its time in service, while none were lost by being shot down, 12 Blackbirds were lost in accidents, resulting in the death of only one test crew member.

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Community gears up for annual Power of Florence

The seventh annual Power of Florence, a city-wide day dedicated to volunteering and giving back, will be held this year on July 15, 2017.

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Extraordinary People: Annie Schmidt

Schmidt attributes her passion for volunteering to early mentorship from a junior high school teacher in her native Kentucky.

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Shoe In, Boot Up, and Roll On

Backstreet Gallery gives call to artists

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Salvatores named Volunteer of the Month at OCHS

Oregon Coast Humane Society honors volunteers

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A great American musical experience

Dallas Brass came to town March 29

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Episcopal Church welcomes new pastor

The Reverend Dr. Carroll J. Marohl as the new interim vicar for St. Andrew Episcopal Church

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Three ‘clams’ gets you a buck off chowder this May

110th Rhododendron Festival chowder promotion

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Siuslaw School District musicians perform with Dallas Brass

18 students performed a medley of beloved American tunes on stage alongside the Dallas Brass

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What is the 'Fire Academy?'

Who are all those black-helmeted people you’ve been seeing these past few weekends over at the main fire station and other locations in town?

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Gems of springtime

Anna's, rufous hummingbirds represent colorful gems in the spring

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