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Planning Commission continues debate topics

April 17, 2021 — Commission considers Fairway Estates, Heceta Self Storage petitions

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Council holds special work session to discuss, finalize City Workplan

April 14, 2021 — Florence City Council will cast formal vote on Monday, April 19

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Bringing green to the screen

April 14, 2021 — Film series continues with “The Story of Plastic”

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Florence to celebrate Earth Day for a whole week

April 14, 2021 — Week to include beach cleanups, porch parade

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Boards discuss future, finances of Western Lane Fire & EMS Authority

April 7, 2021 —

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Council approves Benedick annexation

April 7, 2021 — City of Florence extends COVID-19 State of Emergency

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County to remain at low-risk level despite rise in COVID-19 cases

April 7, 2021 — 4 counties are in a two-week caution period for facing backward movement with case counts

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Governor expands COVID-19 vaccine eligibility in April

April 3, 2021

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EMAC meeting cancelled after failing to reach quorum

April 3, 2021 — Topic of climate again splits committee

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FEMA housing arrives in Gardiner

April 3, 2021 — Site to hold displaced families from 2020 wildfires

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Siuslaw School District responds to death of student

April 3, 2021 — District Care Team shows ‘we're here, we're available and we're ready to help’

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Shining for 127 years

April 3, 2021 — Heceta Head Lighthouse celebrates another milestone

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Dunes City announces employment opportunities

March 31, 2021 — Council takes care of business at meeting

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Mapleton schools tackle standardized testing

March 31, 2021 — School board passes resolution urging families to opt out

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Police seek info on burglary, theft of multiple firearms

Burglary of The Sportsman Feb. 5 included theft of six (6) firearms.

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Mapleton Water District changes course to avert further troubles

March 27, 2021 — Community meeting gives information

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Flags fly in solemn remembrance

March 27, 2021 — Biden calls for lowering flags

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Planning Commission approves accessibility request for Harbor Vista Campground

March 27, 2021 — Florence Planning Commission met March 23

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CEDC finalizes workplan for submission to Florence City Council

March 27, 2021 — Committee to focus on economic development, housing, community development and parks

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Advanced Life Support added to SVFR emergency response capabilities

March 27, 2021 — Fire department adds certified paramedic to Advanced Life Support team

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Strolling into spring break

March 23, 2021 — Spring Break 2021

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Hyak begins prep for major project

March 23, 2021 — Digital Opportunity Fund awards local broadband business $1.6 million

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Mapleton water woes continue

March 23, 2021 — District to hold virtual community meeting March 24 to discuss board, next steps

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Lane County to shift down to ‘lower risk’ thanks in part to vaccinations

March 23, 2021 — New county metrics go into effect March 26

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Help wanted in Florence

March 20, 2021 — Area businesses struggle to bring back staff

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Boardwalk to get improvements

March 20, 2021 — Port of Siuslaw agrees to enter into IGA with City of Florence

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EMAC reviews waste rates, sponsorships

March 20, 2021 — Group considers subcommittee to address climate change

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Florence considers intergovernmental agreement with Port of Siuslaw

March 17, 2021 — Public comments ask for consideration on climate issues

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OCHS names new executive director

March 17, 2021 — Elizabeth Thompson officially began March 1

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Colorful classics

March 17, 2021 — Rhody Cruisers in Old Town

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How to get the COVID-19 vaccine in western Lane County

March 17, 2021 — Lane County Public Health details best ways to access info

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Public Art Committee continues work

March 13, 2021 — Staff reviews past work, next projects

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Siuslaw School Board grades superintendent accomplished, effective

March 13, 2021 — Directors pass Superintendent Evaluation during school board meeting

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Planning Commission addresses construction penalties

March 13, 2021 — Fairway Estates challenges fines, code violations

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‘The first day of school all over again’

March 13, 2021 — Siuslaw middle, high school begin on-campus hybrid learning

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Peace Harbor completes seismic upgrade

March 13, 2021 — $2.5 million Seismic Rehabilitation Grant pays for medical center’s retrofit

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A heart for kids

March 10, 2021 — New executive director begins at local Boys and Girls Club

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Florence inn fined $21,600 for accusations of price gouging

March 10, 2021 — Le Chateau Inn, also called Economy Inn Of Florence, is one of four Oregon lodgings fined by the Oregon Department of Justice for raising room prices after September’s wildfires displaced families.

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Lane County progresses to ‘moderate risk’ of community spread of COVID-19

March 9, 2021 — Governor announces updates to County Risk Levels.

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Work session highlights Florence City Council changes

March 6, 2021 — Council continues prep for work plan

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Dunes City continues discussion on short term rentals

March 6, 2021 — Ordinance could provide framework to deal with short-term rentals

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Kids (back) in the hall

March 6, 2021 — Mapleton juniors and seniors return to on-campus learning

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Bringing the vaccine to Florence

March 6, 2021 — Lane County hosts vaccination clinic for more than 1,000 at the FEC

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City Council approves resolutions at Monday’s meetings

March 3, 2021 — Council meets on March 1

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WLFEA adopts FY20-21 personnel budget

March 3, 2021 — Monthly joint meeting of Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue and Western Lane Ambulance District

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Committees learn scope of duties

March 3, 2021 — Florence’s CEDC, FURA meet

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Two local eateries fined a combined $35,950

Feb. 27, 2021 — Citing ‘willful violations,' OSHA fines Little Brown Hen and Firehouse

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Mapleton continues to move forward with reopening

Feb. 27, 2021 — School board gets COVID-19 update

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Planning Commission discusses annexation, appoints new chair

Feb. 27, 2021 —

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Second Florence restaurant fined for COVID-19 violations

The Firehouse Restaurant has been fined $18,150 for COVID-19 violations, including willfully exposing workers.

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Highway 101 closure between Florence, Yachats continues

Feb. 24, 2021 — Florence-Yachats Connector halted until highway repairs complete

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Benedick annexation moves forward after Florence City Council meeting

Feb. 24, 2021 — Council also hears about grants for airport, police

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Lane County enters ‘high risk’ on Feb. 26

Feb. 24, 2021 — Restaurants may offer indoor dining, museums may open under new category

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Siuslaw Elementary welcomes students back to campus

Feb. 24, 2021 — Hybrid learning model maintains distance, safety precautions

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OSHA fines Florence restaurant more than $17,000

Oregon OSHA faults, fines the Florence restaurant for willfully exposing workers to COVID-19.

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City Council holds second work session on work plan

Feb. 20, 2021 — Finishing the work overview of city work plan

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Siuslaw gets February update

Feb. 20, 2021 — School board meeting includes Lane ESD, vaccination update, policies

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Good Samaritans respond during highway collapse near Yachats

Feb. 17, 2021 — Efforts result in rescue of drill operator

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‘Elevating the work of entrepreneurs’

Feb. 17, 2021 — RAIN hires local representatives as it continues its mission to support businesses

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Transportation Advisory Committee drives towards next goals

Feb. 17, 2021 — "Do's and don'ts" of committees covered

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Portion of Highway 101 closing south of Yachats for repairs

The repairs follow last week's incident in which an excavator working on the road fell from the shoulder.

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New city council meets for February work session

Feb. 13, 2021 — Presentations from City Manager, City Recorder, Florence Police Chief and Public Works

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Mrs. Rankin retires

Feb. 13, 2021 — Longtime Siuslaw teacher wraps up 30 years

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Otterly delightful

Feb. 13, 2021 — Mapleton welcomes fifth and sixth grade back on campus

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Sign of progress

Feb. 13, 2021 — Chamber installs LED sign on Highway 101

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Community dinner program continues

Feb. 10, 2021 — Food share, school district team up to provide nutrition

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Florence Emergency Cold Weather Shelter officially opens for operations

Feb. 10, 2021 — Shelter opens in time for bad weather

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EMS responds to high-profile emergency calls

Feb. 6, 2021 — A mid-day accident on Highway 101 across from McDonald’s prompted the highway’s closure for 40 minutes Wednesday

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Mapleton begins ‘careful phasing in’ of on-site learning

Feb. 6, 2021 — Elementary students to arrive back on campus as early as Feb. 10

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New community multi-purpose center planned for region

Feb. 6, 2021 — Regional community & recreation center still in initial stages

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Florence City Council delays annexation decision

Feb. 3, 2021 — Public comment now accepted through Feb. 22

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Western Lane, Siuslaw Valley discuss budgets

Feb. 3, 2021 — Budget season nears as districts consider audit results, obligations

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Returning to in-person learning

Feb. 3, 2021 — Siuslaw School District prepares for hybrid model of return to campus

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Cold Weather Shelter prepares for the cold

Feb. 3, 2021 — Community invited to Feb. 6 ribbon cutting

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Port starts creation of strategic plan

Jan. 30, 2021 — Commissioners begin identifying stakeholders

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Dine-in restrictions initiate pushback, disagreement among restaurateurs

Jan. 30, 2021 — Two Florence eateries open illegally to public

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Mapleton adapts to reopening metrics

Jan. 30, 2021 — School district plans to expand LIPI, elementary on-site learning

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Ready Schools, Safe Learners provides info on reopening

Jan. 27, 2021 — State guidance for local schools

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OCHS seeks next executive director

Jan. 27, 2021 — Board announces ‘unexpected’ resignation

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WLAD consults on local option levy

Jan. 27, 2021 — Special meeting discussed topics related to the district’s future financial status

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Florence City Council seats Wisniewski, appoints committees

Jan. 27, 2021 — City also extends local ‘State of Emergency’ due to COVID-19

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Lane County holds vaccine town hall

Jan. 23, 2021 — Hospitals, EMS, U of O and others give insight into state of local vaccinations

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Port accepts bids for electrical upgrade

Jan. 23, 2021 — CFE Electrical Contractors will return for project

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Environmental committee meets with fewer members

Jan. 23, 2021 — First meeting held after resignation of two members

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Florence City Council discusses open committee positions

Jan. 23, 2021 — Mayor to make final decisions

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Woman’s March 2021

The event was coordinated by Florence Organizes (FOR) and was held in conjunction with similar forward-focused events sponsored by various grassroots organizations across the country.

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Learning the lesson of peace

Jan. 20, 2021 — In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Siuslaw School District recognizes board, students

Jan. 20, 2021 — January meeting features program updates, plans for future

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FURA moves forward on Quince Street development

Jan. 20, 2021 — $44,000 in pre-development costs approved

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‘Taking comfort from Dr. King’s powerful words’

Jan. 20, 2021 — KXCR hosts live, on-air MLK Day celebration

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Sharing the Warmth

The quilters of New Life Lutheran Church (NLLC) have donated 20 quilts to the Florence Warming Center.

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LCPH tracing COVID cases at local bank

In a release from the bank Thursday, OPB confirmed that four employees have tested positive for COVID-19.

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Siuslaw Community celebrates ‘School Board Recognition Month’

Jan. 16, 2021 — District honors board in January

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Lane County gives 2020 State of the County Address

Jan. 16, 2021 — '2020 had something else in store for us'

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Wind, rain roil Siuslaw region mid-week

Jan. 16, 2021 — Jan. 12 storm causes power outages, flooding, slides

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Scholarships help businesses prepare for pandemic

Florence, LCC partner on course for hospitality/tourism

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Florence selects Margaret Wisniewski for open council seat

3-1 vote secures city council appointment, scheduled for Jan. 25

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Siuslaw School District navigates a new year

Jan. 9, 2021 — District takes a look back as it heads into 2021

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Florence City Council interviews candidates

Jan. 9, 2021 — Six candidates vie for council vacancy

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Connecting neighbors to ‘Every Child’

Jan. 9, 2021 — Western Lane County gets increased support for foster system

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'With this fix, our ports and harbors will have the resources they so desperately need'

Jan. 9, 2021 — Port funding to increase once bill gains approval

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SVFR responds to apartment blaze

Jan. 2, 2021 — Fire department also hires two career firefighters

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2020: A Year in Review

Jan. 2, 2021 — Watch the progression of stories from regular Siuslaw Region life to living under lockdown

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Port of Siuslaw Commission concludes the year

Dec. 19, 2020 — Port, Huntington agree to a three-year contract

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Water customers in Mapleton get relief

Dec. 19, 2020 — Mapleton Water District installs temporary treatment skid

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Florence police make multiple arrests in car break-ins, thefts

Dec. 19, 2020 — Florence Police work with Lane, Linn county sheriffs

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Lane County chambers unite in plea to governor

Dec. 19, 2020 — Florence among five county chambers seeking relief for local small businesses

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Limited in-person instruction begins at Siuslaw School District

Dec. 11, 2020 —School Board votes on policy, hears special presentations at December meeting

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Florence Planning approves Oceana annexation

Dec. 11, 2020 — Commission sends annexation request on to Florence City Council

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Fundraiser launches for retired Florence Police officer’s medical bills

Dec. 11, 2020 — A GoFundMe page has been set up for Gerry Hine

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2020 Holiday Things to Do in the Siuslaw Region

Dec. 11, 2020 — Note: Masks and social distancing are required at in-person events

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Florence Chamber announces discounted new memberships through Apex Helicopters

Nov. 18, 2020 — “If 25 new businesses can gain membership to the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce, they can help their business succeed, even in these challenging times"

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Storms continue throughout the region

Nov. 18, 2020 — Residents lose power, water, internet sporadically over last five days

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Two-week ‘freeze’ begins today across Oregon

Nov. 18, 2020 — Restrictions in effect through Dec. 2

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Florence begins compiling work plan suggestions

Nov. 18, 2020 — Two meetings on Nov. 16 hear from committees, the public

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Temporary shelter for the Florence Emergency Cold Weather Shelter

Nov. 18, 2020 — New site will house 20 of Lane County’s Pallet shelters while local groups maintain COVID-19 protocols

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Serving up Thanksgiving Dinner

Nov. 10, 2020 — Florence Kiwanis prepares 500 take-away meals for Thanksgiving Day

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Florence Farmer’s Market ends season by filling pantries of others

Nov. 10, 2020 — Fill Your Pantry provided staples to 170 households

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Planning Commission approves workplan for next biennium

Oct. 31, 2020 — Next step is to take goals to Florence City Council

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Trouble with Trebuchets

Oct. 31, 2020 — The Siuslaw woodshop trebuchet is almost ready to launch pumpkins

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Lane County to add Deputy Sheriffs to enhance rural patrols

Oct. 31, 2020 — County Commissioners approve 4 positions

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Oregon voters reminded to sign, review both sides of ballot

Oct. 27, 2020 — Today last suggested day to send in your ballot by mail

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Sweet Creek arsonist pleads guilty

Oct. 24, 2020 — Man who started fire near Mapleton sentenced to 10 years in prison

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October meeting of the Siuslaw School Board

Oct. 24, 2020 — Board discusses superintendent goals and evaluation, committee vacancies

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EMAC again tables climate discussion

Oct. 24, 2020 — Committee votes down proclamation; finalizes workplan

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Port of Siuslaw appoints new Commissioner

Oct. 24, 2020 — Rob Ward selected to Position 2 after a three-month vacancy

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Full boxes

Oct. 21, 2020 — Knights of Columbus to continue giving out food boxes

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‘If we ever needed this, we need it now’

Oct. 21, 2020 — Soroptimists plan ahead for the Christmas Food Basket Giveaway

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Florence Council delays 35th and Rhododendron PUD decision

Oct. 21, 2020 — Planning Commission passed the decision to the council on Sept. 8

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Annexation hearing postponed

Oct. 17, 2020 — Planning Commission to consider request in November

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CEDC continues goals for housing, business, partnerships

Oct. 17, 2020 — Florence committees prepare for November work session

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Fill Your Pantry to be ‘a gift to our community’

Oct. 17, 2020 — Florence Farmers Market concludes third season with bulk-buying event

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Oregon Public Awareness Campaign on face coverings launches nationwide

Oct. 14, 2020 — ‘A Mask is Just a Mask’ campaign aims to unite Americans on the importance of wearing face coverings to help reduce the spread of COVID-19

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EcoGeneration to host recycling ‘take-back’ events in Florence

Oct. 14, 2020 — Local groups team up on recycling event

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Club learning hub continues to serve students

Oct. 14, 2020 — Limited in-person option supports virtual learning at BGC

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Transportation Committee sends objectives on airport, transit to council

Oct. 10, 2020 — Florence committees prepare for November work session

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State prepares for Nov. 3 General Election

Oct. 10, 2020 — Deadline for voter registration is Oct. 13

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Republican ‘truck rally’ returns to Florence Oct. 10

Oct. 10, 2020 — Honking discouraged as Truck Rally drives through Old Town

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Dino ‘I Dos’

Oct. 10, 2020 — Couple wed in Old Town wearing inflatable dinosaur costumes

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October is Fire Prevention Month in Oregon

Oct. 7, 2020 — 2020 theme is “Serve up fire safety in the kitchen!”

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City council, march recognize domestic violence

Oct. 7, 2020 — Florence City Council meeting includes proclamation, grant approval

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Cause of fatal August home fire determined in joint Investigation

Oct. 3, 2020 — Nick Royal Story, 64, of Florence was the sole fatality in house fire

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Turning to the next page

Oct. 3, 2020 — Yvonne Pappagallo retires from the library

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Candidates for the Nov. 3 Election gather at the FEC

Sept. 30, 2020 — Community members meet regional Republican, non-partisan council candidates

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Planning Commission passes housing development on Rhody Drive to Florence City Council for next stage in process

Sept. 30, 2020 — Approval came at the Sept. 8 meeting

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Writings on the wall

Sept. 30, 2020 — Veterans Memorial Park works on names for final wall

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Welcome home, Ian

Sept. 26, 2020 — Bering Sea fisherman returns to Florence after injury aboard fishing vessel

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Siuslaw School Board updates school board goals, policies in September meetings

Sept. 26, 2020 — Board meets twice in September

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Florence ‘Rocks the Vote’

Sept. 23, 2020 — Oct. 13 is the deadline for people to register to be eligible to vote in the Nov. 3 General Election.

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Council meeting, work session shows the road forward

Sept. 23, 2020 — Florence covers pandemic mitigation, plans for vacancy

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Beginning the school year in comprehensive distance learning

Sept. 23, 2020 — Siuslaw School District checks in at start of school year

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Parks, housing, work plan focus of Community and Economic Development Committee

Sept. 23, 2020 — The majority of the CEDC agenda was updates by city staff

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Water in Mapleton still undrinkable

Sept. 16, 2020 — Mapleton Water District responds to resident concerns

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A fresh start for Siuslaw’s new school year — Pt. I

Sept. 16, 2020 — An introduction to some of Siuslaw School District's new staff members

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Coldwell Banker hosts water, supply drive for firefighters

Sept. 11, 2020 — Community members gather supplies for wildfire

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City of Florence Planning, Transportation committees meet

Sept. 12, 2020 — City committees hold meetings

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‘Our city is prepared to help these people’

Sept. 12, 2020 — Community prepares to help those affected by wildfires

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Smoke and fire cause concern, confusion, rumors

Sept. 12, 2020 — Western Lane County responds to area fires

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Constructing a gateway

Sept. 12, 2020 — ReVision Florence Gateway Monuments added to Maple Street

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Blueberries ripen into book bounty for local students

Sept. 9, 2020 — Graham said she will be able to give students new books several times throughout the school year

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Primary fire crews leave as Sweet Creek Fire nears 100 percent containment

Sept. 9, 2020 — Crews will continue monitoring control lines and repair impacts from fire suppression activities

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Labor Day weekend brings the crowds

Sept. 9, 2020 — Chamber, Port, businesses celebrate great weather over holiday weekend

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Housing a population

Sept. 5, 2020 — Local industry members discuss property ownership, renting during COVID-19

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Pandemic exacerbates childcare crisis

Sept. 5, 2020 — Local centers struggle with reduced slots for enrollment, rising costs

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Progress on Sweet Creek Fire continues

Sept. 5, 2020 — Evacuations for area residents are downgraded as crews near 50% containment

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Siuslaw school year now to begin on Sept. 16

Sept. 3, 2020 — Shipping delays, staff training bump start date back two days

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Exercising First Amendment Freedoms

Sept. 2, 2020 — Weekend events in Florence support two ideologies

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Local candidates file for November General Election

Sept. 2, 2020 — The deadline to register to vote is Oct. 13, 2020, in the November election

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Boys and Girls Club seeks to help kids keep ‘PACE’

Sept. 2, 2020 — Club adds new all-day program to help with distance learning

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LRAPA rates Florence’s air quality as ‘good’

Sept. 1, 2020 — County levels remain healthy despite Sweet Creek Road Fire

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Florence Planning Commission tackles development issues

Aug. 29, 2020 — Meeting covers major development projects

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A century of suffrage

Aug. 29, 2020 — Florence unites for women’s right to vote

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‘Schools are equally important for the education of children and for the economy’

Aug. 26, 2020 — Chamber webinar considers school, economic impacts

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‘Save the USPS’ rally held in Florence

Aug. 26, 2020 — Local residents support the postal service

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Morgan named to Florence Food Share leadership

Aug. 26, 2020 — New executive director began in summer 2020

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Siuslaw School District receives grant from First Book, Lego

Aug. 19, 2020 — School district receives a generous grant for new technology from First Book, CDW-G, Intel and Lego

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How lifestyle destinations can harness remote workers for economic growth

Aug. 12, 2020 — ‘Remote Workers and the Rise of Main Street’

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Mapleton schools to hold classes online for all grades

Aug. 12, 2020 — 2020-21 school year to begin Sept. 14

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‘Sea and shore’ to unite in new mural

Aug. 12, 2020 — Clawson’s Wheelhouse waits on city approval after community funds mural

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Florence Habitat awards participants of July 4 Porch Parade

July 8, 2020 — 19 participants lead to four awards in first year

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New program seeks to provide ‘Safe Shelter’ to students, families

July 8, 2020 — Safe Shelter for Siuslaw Students partners with local, county groups on community initiative

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Faces of the Fourth in Florence

July 8, 2020 — Unofficial festivities accompany political, patriotic demonstrations

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Siuslaw seeks ‘mosaic’ of solutions to student internet access

May 27, 2020 — "COVID has put a spotlight on inequalities, and they matter when we’re discussing connectivity as a major issue.”

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Thinking beyond the present

May 27, 2020 — ‘Christmas in June’ community grant program will assist local residents

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‘A strong history of patriotism’

May 27, 2020 — Deadwood Pioneer Cemetery installs new veteran memorial

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Memorial Day 2020

May 27, 2020 — Florence honors fallen with flags, Oregon Air National Guard flyover

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‘It’s about our seniors and our families — and honoring them’

May 23, 2020 — Mapleton’s virtual graduation to include in-person ceremonies

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Port of Siuslaw Campground set to reopen May 26

May 23, 2020 — Guidelines in place to reduce visitors, maintain distancing

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New OCHS Director begins among COVID-19

May 23, 2020 — Self-quarantine just one challenge as Charles Brown joins humane society

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Library Tidings: Reopening Plans

May 20, 2020 — Siuslaw Public Library prepares for materials drop-off, staff return

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Three Rivers Casino to reopen Friday

May 20, 2020 — Casino sets new hours, cleaning policy and arranges for social distancing

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Teaching on the home front

May 20, 2020 — Siuslaw Elementary staff adjust to distance learning

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Florence approves equipment purchases, resolutions

May 20, 2020 — City Council has quorum for meeting

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Siuslaw continues to adapt to online learning, plans for future

May 20, 2020 — School board declares district’s year to end on May 29

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WLAD annual budget proposal denied by committee

May 20, 2020 — Committee expresses concerns over operating expenses, financial outlook

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SHS Principal Kerri Tatum announces end-of-year resignation

April 25, 2020 — Vice Principal Garth Gerot named interim principal for 2020-21 school year

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PeaceHealth Peace Harbor open for procedures, testing

April 25, 2020 — State readies for fewer restrictions in healthcare elective services starting May 1

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Additional federal COVID funding bill passes

April 25, 2020 — $484 billion set aside to assist small businesses, hospitals

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LCC presents $121 million bond request in May special election

April 25, 2020 — If passed, funds would go toward workforce training and other programs

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Arbor Day Foundation names Florence a ‘Tree City USA’

April 22, 2020 — Florence Mayor Joe Henry has proclaimed April 24, 2020, as Arbor Day in the City of Florence

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Poetry in (loco)motion

April 8, 2020 — Finding beauty in hidden places

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Dunes City votes to become Second Amendment Preservation City

April 8, 2020 — Council considers several issues as well as declaring a state of emergency

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Mapleton continues to serve upriver community

April 4, 2020 — School district provides instruction, resources

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Area businesses join Siuslaw School District in feeding the community

March 20, 2020 — Restaurants donate food to schools, area food shares

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Lane County adds local Veterans Service Officer hours

March 13, 2020 — Lane County Veteran’s Services now has twice-weekly office hours

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Florence Home and Garden Show ‘grows green’ in 23rd year

March 11, 2020 – The 2020 Florence Home and Garden Show took place at the Florence Events Center from March 6 to 8, showcasing more than 40 new and returning vendors.

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‘We Can Build It!’

March 11, 2020 – Florence Habitat for Humanity hosts 2020 Women Build

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Siuslaw Valley, Western Lane discuss future as operations continue to grow close

March 7, 2020 — At issue was how to replace former SVFR Operations Chief Jim Dickerson

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Birthing a community

March 7, 2020 — Update: Postponed — Reproductive Health Fair unites pregnancy and parenting resources in Western Lane County

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New suicide prevention training takes different tact

Feb. 15, 2020 — Lane County Suicide Prevention Council seeks to ‘Question, Persuade, Refer’

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Planning Commission initiates first step in updated floodplain amendments

Feb. 15, 2020 — Local update of Florence’s flood plain maps was prompted by FEMA and Lane County projects

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Addressing learning needs

Feb. 15, 2020 — Siuslaw School District seeks community input on Student Success Act — Part II

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12th annual Florence Area Chamber of Commerce Siuslaw Awards

Feb. 15, 2020 — Awards night honors residents, businesses for service to region

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Rotary prepares for March ‘madness’

Jan. 8, 2020 — ‘Mad Hatter’s Tea Party’ 2020 auction theme announced

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OCHS executive director abruptly resigns

Jan. 8, 2020 — Mark Curran leaves position Jan. 1

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Couple demands apology at council meeting

Jan. 8, 2020 — First Florence City Council meeting of 2020 brings up old debate, new agenda

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Decades of December

Dec. 24, 2019 — Relive Siuslaw’s holiday history from the past 50 years

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Hello From Heaven — Psychic Medium Daniel Monroe

Sept. 1, 2019 — Spark your connection to your gifts and spirit

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2019 Siuslaw Alumni All-School Reunion and Scholarship Banquet

Sept. 11, 2019 — Banquet takes place at the Florence Events Center Sept. 21

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Facilities Advisory Committee presents new plan for high school bond

Aug. 17, 2019 — Siuslaw School Board dismisses complaints after holding executive sessions

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Students aid with Lane Blood Works blood drive

Aug. 17, 2019 — Siuslaw HOSA works with Lane Blood Works

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The point of acupuncture

Aug. 17, 2019 — Wellspring Clinic continues to offer alternative pain management options

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Air Academy celebrates flight

Aug. 17, 2019 — Third annual Florence program promotes science, careers & fun

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Nova Health clinic to offer urgent care in Florence starting Aug. 16

Aug. 14, 2019 — Comprehensive provider of quality urgent care, primary care, physical therapy and musculoskeletal services comes to Florence

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Broncos rumble through

Aug. 14, 2019 — 2019 Northwest Bronco Roundup starts Aug. 14

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Women in business

Aug. 14, 2019 — Two long-time, local restaurant owners discuss the rewards, challenges of being women in business in Florence

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Reedsport community celebrates Centennial

Aug. 14, 2019 — 100th anniversary of City of Reedsport highlights resilience, recent growth

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Taking ownership of Singing Pines Dog Park

July 13, 2019 — Bark in the Park Fundraiser seeks to rehabilitate Florence's dog park

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Celebrating Camp Cleawox

July 13, 2019 — Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington gather to celebrate 90 years 90 years of Camp Cleawox’s history

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Crafting beer culture

July 13, 2019 — Local brewpub still in the future for Florence

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New technology means better tool for women’s health

July 13, 2019 — Peace Harbor second hospital on the West Coast to offer Siemens 3D mammography machine

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SOS provides students with valuable life lessons

June 26, 2019 — Siuslaw Outreach Services Executive Director Bob Teter teaches youth about important rules for growing up

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Field Exercise provides training for emergencies

June 26, 2019 — Local ham radio operators practice for 24 hours straight

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‘The best use for North Jetty Park’

June 26, 2019 — Lane County discusses future of North Jetty at public meeting

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School district terminates shop teacher

Clint Tatum was hired by the district to work in the Career Technical Education program

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Learning about life untethered from electronics

Watershed Exploration Camp offers a view of nature through hands-on experience.

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Updated: Siuslaw Elementary School reports Monday morning fire

May 20, 2019 — Fire contained as investigation continues

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Florence Home & Garden Show plans for spring

March 1, 2019 — 2019 Home & Garden Show opens at 2 p.m. Friday

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Oregon’s Civil War connections

Feb. 27, 2019 — Military Heritage Day highlights local links to U.S. history

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Dogs have their day

Feb. 27, 2019 — Local dogs Reno and Phoenix shine on biggest stage

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New Recycle Guide available from Lane County

Feb. 27, 2019 — Changing international rules prompt creation of guide

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County declares weather emergency

Feb. 27, 2019 — Officials urge people to be prepared, check on neighbors

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Introducing the 2019 Rhododendron Court

Jan. 16, 2019 — The Rhododendron Senior Court met for the first time last week

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To bond or not to bond?

Oct. 30, 2018 — A conversation with Siuslaw students & staff

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Pros and cons of Measure 106

Oct. 31, 2018 — Measure 106 prohibits spending public funds for abortion

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In their own words: Candidates for Congress, governor

Oct. 31, 2018 — Oregon candidates for Congress, governor weigh in on issues

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Florence updates code to ‘Beat the Wave’

Oct. 31, 2018 — City amends tsunami & earthquake code

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2018 State of the Coast

Oct. 31, 2018 — Coastal conference focuses on programs designed to support, enhance coastal life

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Newspapers in Education

Schools in Florence and Mapleton use newspapers as up to date textbooks in the classrooms. Students who use newspapers in the classroom get a head start in life.

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Florence project could address part of area’s housing needs

June 23, 2018 — New multi-use Cannery Station could bring progress, concerns

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