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Tsunami warning issued, cancelled on Saturday

Jan. 19, 2022 — Volcanic eruption near Tonga required readiness for coastal residents

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Florence receives positive audit, approves two ad-hoc committees

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Siuslaw School Board holds first meeting of 2022

Jan. 15, 2022 — District talks modular buildings, banning concealed carry, bringing golf program back

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Announcing the 2022 Rhododendron Senior Court

Jan. 14, 2022 — Rhody Days to be ‘Back in Bloom’ this May

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Siuslaw students test positive for COVID

Jan. 14, 2022 — ‘To ensure the health and safety of everyone, no one should report to school when actively ill’

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ODOT holds open house to show construction projects

Jan. 12, 2022 — 

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‘A man of great social concern’

Jan. 12, 2022 — MLK counted on Academy Award-winning actor Sidney Poitier’s support

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‘This virus will find you’

Jan. 12, 2022 — As Omicron cases surge, Oregon Health Authority updates state

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2022 State of the County

Jan. 12, 2022 — Lane County looks back at 2021’s challenges

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Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup expands use of Pfizer booster for 12- to 15-year-olds


Jan. 8, 2022 — Third vaccine dose for certain immunocompromised children authorized for 5- to 11-year olds  

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Agencies continue to respond to winter weather

Jan. 8, 2022 — 

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Vigil for Democracy held at Florence City Hall

Jan. 8, 2022 — Anniversary of Jan. 6, 2021, violence in the U.S. Capitol recognized locally

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Omicron prompts activities advisory from ODE and OHA

Jan. 7, 2022 — Siuslaw and Mapleton schools to continue extracurriculars with caution

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Wind causes damages, power outages

Jan. 4, 2022 — City of Florence, Central Lincoln PUD tackle downed trees and lines

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Trees cause closure of Thompson Creek Road

Dec. 29, 2021 — Closure expected thru Jan. 7

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Food delivery on Christmas Day

Dec. 29, 2021 — Florence Elks prepare festive feast for community pick up

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OHA to hold daily COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics at FEC

Dec. 29, 2021 — Clinics will offer walk-in vaccinations Dec. 31 through Jan. 21

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Snow creates hazards in the Siuslaw

Dec. 29, 2021 — Cold weather prompts opening of shelter, city preparedness, state of emergency

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Ambulance hits tree on Highway 126

Dec. 29, 2021- Fallen tree causes severe damage

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Districts work on their strategic plans, operations

Dec. 24, 2021 — Siuslaw Valley, Western Lane meet for December

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Commissioner Bozievich to retire at end of current term

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Police arrest driver in September’s four-vehicle highway accident

Dec. 24, 2021 — Accident led to death of local WLAD employee

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Mapleton Superintendent O’Mara announces retirement

Dec. 24, 2021 — School board also announces director vacancy

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Making merry

Dec. 24, 2021 — Holiday giving in the Florence area

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River Rescue

Dec. 23, 2021 — The quick actions of a resident of Rhododendron Drive may have saved a life on Wednesday afternoon according to Coast Guard Station Siuslaw River Officer In Charge Jay Niles.

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Governor urges Oregonians to get COVID-19 booster shots to protect against Omicron

Dec. 22, 2021 — First variant case detected in Lane County

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Heavy rains cause flooding, landslide on Highway 126

Dec. 22, 2021 —ODOT urges caution; drivers should check TripCheck.com before traveling

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400 families get Christmas baskets of food from Florence Soroptimists

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Lit up for the holidays

Dec. 22, 2021 — Heceta Head Lightstation’s 25th Victorian Christmas Open House

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Omicron in Oregon

Dec. 18, 2021 — State detects new variant; PeaceHealth urges continued protection from COVID-19

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Council approves MUPTE

Dec. 18, 2021 — Florence City Manager forgoes raise for third year

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Winter weather causes fatal crash on Highway 126

Dec. 17, 2021 — Mapleton resident perishes

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FPD seek suspect

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Siuslaw School Board swears in two new directors

Dec. 15, 2021 — City of Florence gives presentation on MUPTE

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‘Providing a warm, safe place for those who need one’

Dec. 15, 2021 — Emergency Cold Weather Shelter provides care this week

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Soroptimists to feed families Saturday

Dec. 15, 2021 — Community Christmas Basket Project continues on Dec. 18

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Winter storms close highways

Dec. 15, 2021 — Heavy rain and snow cause landslide on 101, accidents on 126

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Cold Weather Shelter to open Dec. 14 and 15

Dec. 13, 2021 — Wintry conditions prompt opening of enclosed shelters

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Rhody Court to be ‘Back in Bloom’ in 2022

Dec. 11, 2021 — Students at Mapleton and Siuslaw schools encouraged to take place in century-old tradition

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COVID-19 booster doses authorized for 16- and 17-year-olds

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Coastal quakes cause concern

Dec. 11, 2021 — People encouraged to prepare for emergencies

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When moose were loose around Tahkenitch and Siltcoos

Dec. 11, 2021 — A failed attempt to introduce moose to lakes south of Florence

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Providing ‘warmth and support’ to homeless students

Dec. 11, 2021 —

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Oregon’s U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio to retire in 2022

Dec. 8, 2021 —

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Shangri-La to close programs in Newport and Florence

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Shining lights

Dec. 8, 2021 — Florence events shine light on the season

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Florence police arrest Florida man Dec. 3

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Florence considers housing, property taxes in special session

Dec. 4, 2021 — Lack of unanimous vote prevents further action on MUPTE Program

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Dunes City to reconsider lighting, computer changes

Dec. 4, 2021 — November Special Meeting

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Staff shortages shutter services

Dec. 4, 2021 — Rite-Aid pharmacy currently closed while Shangri-La gives residences notice

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Military Heritage Chronicles — Pearl Harbor – an Aerial View

Dec. 4, 2021 — 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor

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Thanksgiving Day stabbing suspect is captured

Dec. 3, 2021

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OHA expresses concern about Omicron, recommends vaccination

Dec. 1, 2021 — 

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Kiwanis provides 2021 Florence Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Dec. 1, 2021 — 

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Big bowls to fill

Dec. 1, 2021 — After hiatus, the Empty Bowl fundraiser returns

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‘Music has been their sanity’

Nov. 24, 2021 — Musicians compose their way through COVID-19

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Eligibility expands for Pfizer, Moderna booster shots to all 18 and older

Nov. 24, 2021 — Booster doses sustain protection against COVID-19, especially for individuals at higher risk for hospitalization, severe illness

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Siuslaw Outreach Services closes after crash

Nov. 23, 2021 — SOS will be closed to drop-ins all week after a vehicle crashed through the front of the building

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Siuslaw hears from public at November meeting

Nov. 20, 2021 —

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Kiwanis again offers drive-thru Thanksgiving in 2021

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Venerating Veterans 2021

Nov. 17, 2021 —

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PeaceHealth honors Peace Harbor healthcare workers

Nov. 17, 2021 — Ceremony held for Daisy, Dove Awards

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Mapleton asks customers to conserve water

Nov. 16, 2021 — Mapleton schools close for at least a day as water district works on solution

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Whale of a tale

Nov. 16, 2021 —

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Florence Food Share enters its high season

Nov. 13, 2021 — 21st annual Pounding for Food Share planned for Saturday, Nov. 20; Empty Bowls ready for December

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‘Recognizing those who came before us to ensure the freedom we all enjoy’

Nov. 13, 2021 — Siuslaw High School honors local veterans

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Weather conditions call for awareness of potential hazards

Nov. 11, 2021 — Flooding, landslides possible through weekend

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Armendariz, Lacouture selected to fill open positions

Nov. 11, 2021 — Siuslaw School Board holds November meeting

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Florence woman dies in Nov. 6 fire

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Market event fills people’s pantries

Nov. 10, 2021 — Second annual Fill Your Pantry provides shelf-stable vegetables, meat, more

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Veterans Day Honor Cruise Thursday to feature two grand marshals

Nov. 9, 2021 — Local business to offer free services on Veterans Day

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Lane County assists resident in accessing senior services

Nov. 6, 2021 —

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Florence approves new city salary plan

Nov. 6, 2021 — Mayor gives Exploding Whale 51st Anniversary Proclamation

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A look into local crime

Nov. 6, 2021 — Florence Police Department statistics show crime is down

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FEMA, OHA bring mobile vaccination unit to Florence Nov. 8 to 14

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Voters approve renewal of Western Lane Ambulance District Measure

Nov. 3, 2021 — Response to preliminary Nov. 2 Special Election results

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Fatal crash Highway 126 reported on Nov. 2

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Lane County announces Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics for kids 5 to 11

Nov. 3, 2021 — Pending final federal and state approval, local providers and Lane County are ready to go

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Halloween 2021 ‘a real treat’

Nov. 3, 2021 —

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Dunes City Planning Commission adds another public hearing

Nov. 3, 2021 —

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Development adds 12 new homes to Florence

Nov. 3, 2021 — DevNW’s Keener Place begins occupancy

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Nov. 2 Special Election Preliminary Results

Nov. 2, 2021— 2021 vote on Western Lane Ambulance Levy

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A chilling tale of the Oregon Coast

Oct. 30, 2021 — Mysteries of Preacher’s Cave captured nation’s attention in spring 1906

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Florence to honor veterans, grand marshals with Veterans Honor Cruise

Oct. 30, 2021 — Cruise takes place on Veterans Day

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School board considers candidates for more than one vacancy

Oct. 30, 2021 — Director Dennis King announces his resignation from Siuslaw School Board

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Polk County missing man’s body found by drone

Oct. 27, 2021 —

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Mowbray Gardens showcases rhododendron hybrids

Oct. 27, 2021 —

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Mapleton School Board supports students’ success in cyber session

Oct. 27, 2021 —

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Bi-Mart Pharmacy in Florence to close by Nov. 3

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Lane County rated second for mushrooms

Oct. 22, 2021

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Food Backpacks fill the gaps in local hunger

Oct. 22, 2021

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Barbershop builds bridges

Oct. 22, 2021 - Old Town Barbershop, Camp Florence team up to help incarcerated youth transition to professional careers

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Around in circles

Oct. 20, 2021 — Artist brings Circles in the Sand back to Florence

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Florence issues proclamations, makes purchases

Oct. 16, 2021 — Soroptimists celebrate 100th anniversary during National Arts & Humanities Month

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November levy draws attention, criticism to Western Lane Ambulance

Oct. 16, 2021 — Only item in Nov. 2 Special Election is to renew an ambulance levy

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Some ‘what to do’s’ for all during Digital Citizenship Week

Oct. 16, 2021 — National Digital Citizenship Week is Oct. 18 to 22, 2021

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Red Ribbon Week 2021

Oct. 16, 2021 — Florence Police and Siuslaw schools team up to draw attention to drinking, drugs

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Siuslaw celebrates 2021 Homecoming

Seniors Zion Jones and Gracie Perkins were chosen as 2021 Siuslaw High Homecoming King and Queen.

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‘Engaging & empowering families and communities’

Oct. 13, 2021 — Florence Community PTA celebrates 30th anniversary

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SWC hires director, new staff as it continues work

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OCHS Dogs have their day

Oct. 13, 2021 — OCHS teams up with Jordan’s Way for fundraiser

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Hometown honor

Oct. 13, 2021 — Siuslaw graduate joins South Willamette Valley Honor Flight veterans in Washington, D.C.

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A look at local COVID data — Oct. 9, 2021

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Moving sands

Oct. 8, 2021 — How author Frank Herbert came to Florence and was inspired to write ‘Dune’

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Darlings holds 2nd annual Chili Cookoff

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Marching in Florence for reproductive rights

Oct. 6, 2021 — 

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2021

Oct. 6, 2021 — Annual march draws attention to issue

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Mapleton Autumn Festival brings together community

Oct. 6, 2021 — 

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Mapleton woman dead after standoff following dispute

Oct. 3, 2021 —

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Governor signs redistricting law

Oct. 2, 2021 — State gains one district after 2020 Census

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Program offers an individual, ‘special’ education to students

Oct. 2, 2021 — Siuslaw’s Special Education Department matches students with resources

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Florence veterans board Honor Flight

Oct. 2, 2021 — Weekend events recognize service, sacrifice

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Return of the ‘King’ slows traffic

Oct. 1, 2021 — Burger King’s opening week affects driving, bus patterns

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Autumn Festival to kick off fall in Mapleton

Sept. 29, 2021 —

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Boards gather for September meeting

Sept. 29, 2021 — WLFEA honors life, years of service of two women

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Dunes City considers projects for COVID relief funding

Sept. 29, 2021 —

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Financial reporting component of American Families Plan causes concerns

Sept. 29, 2021 —

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Discarded box becomes a treasure for Pioneer Museum

Sept. 29, 2021 —

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Debate precedes November vote on Western Lane Ambulance levy

Sept. 25, 2021 —

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Florence proclaims awareness month, approves agenda

Sept. 25, 2021 — October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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Connect with neighbors ‘Nextdoor’

Sept. 25, 2021 — Social media platform promotes community through location-based chats

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Emergency response organizations honor life of Sarah Susman

Sept. 25, 2021 — Western Lane Ambulance employee died Sept. 20 in Highway 126 accident

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Siuslaw holds meeting to address comments, prepare for fall

Sept. 22, 2021 — School board declares position vacancy; people can apply through Oct. 6

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Mapleton School Board hosts first meeting of school year

Sept. 22, 2021 — New staff, Film Studies class among topics

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Next chapter opens at Florence Festival of Books

Sept. 22, 2021 — 10th festival returns to the FEC with COVID guidance

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Local ambulance district employee dies in Highway 126 crash

Sept. 22, 2021 — Sarah Susman, 25, died in multi-vehicle crash

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Wild coho season opens on Siltcoos and Tahkenitch Oct. 1

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South Jetty Road construction continues

Sept. 18, 2021 — Closure continues through October

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Crossing borders to Florence

Sept. 15, 2021 — Community members open their homes to international students for the 2021-22 school year

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Florence honors Sept. 11

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Cases of COVID-19 detected in Siuslaw schools

Sept. 13, 2021 —

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Local vaccine clinics scheduled for Sept. 11 and 16

Sept. 11, 2021 —

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The realities of Siuslaw’s new school year

Sept. 11, 2021 — Superintendent Grzeskowiak talks about first week, concerns and preparation

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20th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, commemorated

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School board hears comments, complaints, commendations

Sept. 11, 2021 — Special Meeting called for public comment

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A State of Shock: Florence reacts with the rest of the country to the tragic acts of terrorism on the East Coast

Sept. 11, 2021 — In Memoriam: September 11, 2001

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Woman perishes in Sept. 3 Highway 101 accident

Sept. 7, 2021 — Chain-reaction crash between five vehicles yields injuries, death

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PeaceHealth adds solutions to help staff wearing thin

Sept. 4, 2021 — ‘It really is important at this time that we're taking every measure possible to prevent further spread’

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Siuslaw reschedules special school board meeting

Sept. 2, 2021 —

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Western Lane Fire/EMS considers next step of merger

Sept. 1, 2021 —Public comments address upcoming ambulance levy vote

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Habitat provides ‘part of the solution’ in affordable housing

Sept. 1, 2021 —

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‘The fight continues for voting rights’

Sept. 1, 2021 —Florence activists celebrate the 58th anniversary of the March on Washington

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Local restaurants struggle

Sept. 1, 2021 — Clawson’s, Off Bay Street Bistro shutter doors while others close for short-term

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Florence approves mural, street closures in special session

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One pandemic financial lifeline continues, another ends

Aug. 28, 2021 — U.S. government extends halt on student loan payments, concludes temporary federal unemployment benefits

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Dunes City hears about water, council considers masks

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Bronco Roundup roars to coast

Aug. 25, 2021 — Annual gathering brings hundreds of Ford Broncos to Florence

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Siuslaw plans special meeting for public comment on Sept. 1

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Protesters rally for ‘Medical Freedom’

Aug. 25, 2021 — New vaccination rulings require health care workers to be vaccinated

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FEC cancels 25th anniversary

Aug. 23, 2021 — "It is in the best interest for the health and safety of our community members that we make this decision."

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Ambassadors represent Florence

Aug. 21, 2021 — New volunteers needed for public functions

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‘As of today, more than a quarter-million Oregonians have contracted COVID-19’

Aug. 21, 2021 — Officials continue to urge vaccinations as hospitals near capacity

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2-Alarm fire at Dairy Queen leaves interior ‘a total loss’

Aug. 18, 2021 — Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue, Western Lane Ambulance District respond to early morning fire

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2020 Census data released for Lane County

Aug. 18, 2021 — Analysis seeks "to illuminate how the local and demographic makeup of our nation has changed over the last decade"

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Siuslaw Teacher Librarian Jennifer McKenzie receives Fulbright Award

Aug. 18, 2021 — Prestigious award will expand international community/educational connections, grow digital citizenship

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New Rhody Express starts service

Aug. 14, 2021 — State grant pays for new vehicle

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South Jetty Road to undergo construction

Aug. 14, 2021 — Access to crab dock and surfing will be impacted Aug. 16 to October

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Governments require return to masks

Aug. 11, 2021 — Lane County, State of Oregon release health advisories about rising COVID-19 cases

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Siuslaw announces resiliency framework for 2021-22

Aug. 11, 2021 — ODE prepares for Ready Schools, Safe Learners

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FEMA and FCC Plan Nationwide Emergency Alert Test for Aug. 11

Aug. 11, 2021 — Test messages will be sent to TVs, radios, select cell phones

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Friday Climate Strikes hit 100 weeks

Aug. 11, 2021 — Intergovernmental panel calls climate change ‘a code red for humanity’

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Rapper catalyzes feline adoption at Oregon Coast Humane Society

Aug. 11, 2021 — New executive director partners with Moshow The Cat Rapper

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State hires additional staffing capacity to process emergency rental assistance applications

Aug. 7, 2021 — Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program is accepting applications and can cover current, future and back rent, along with utilities

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Council approves more annexations near Heceta Beach

Aug. 7, 2021 — Meeting honors City Recorder Kelli Weese

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Together, again

Aug. 7, 2021 — National Night Out brings together first responders, community

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British Car Club motors back to action

Aug. 4, 2021 — Central coast group restarts in-person meetings and trips

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Cottage Preschool ‘reinforces compassion, kindness’ towards animals

Aug. 4, 2021 — Children make Art for the Animals at Oregon Coast Humane Society

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South Coast Water Company delays rate increase request

Aug. 4, 2021 — Water company for Dunes City residents withdraws request from Public Utilities Commission

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Veterans Wall adds final tiles

Aug. 4, 2021 — Remaining section at Veteran’s Memorial Park completed this week

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Family reports Florence man missing

Aug. 2, 2021 — Ronald Kenneth Aduddel was last seen Thursday

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Fatal Crash on Highway 101 claims two lives July 28

July 29, 2021 — Highway 101 was closed for six hours during the incident

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Visitor restrictions reinstated at PeaceHealth Oregon hospitals and clinics

Aug. 2, 2021 — Change takes effect at noon on Aug. 3

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Veteran Service Officers return to Florence in August

July 31, 2021 — DAV announces new hours, schedule

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Dunes City braces for water rate increase

July 31, 2021 — South Coast Water Company cites infrastructure improvements

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Assisted living employers network at Healthcare Job Fair

July 31, 2021 — Senior care facilities seeking staff members come up against housing shortage

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‘COVID’s still here’

July 31, 2021 — PeaceHealth talks about masks, vaccinations in preventing further spread

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OHA recommends universal mask use for all public indoor settings

July 28, 2021 — Return to mask mandate comes after CDC guidance on July 27

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Agencies swear in new members to boards of directors

July 28, 2021 — Siuslaw Valley, Western Lane hold combined meeting

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Summer in the city

July 28, 2021 — Siuslaw concludes summer school 2021

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In the wake of the Olympics

July 28, 2021 — On the road to surf inclusion for the Oregon Coast

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Longtime Mason supports the children’s library in Florence

July 24, 2021 — $500,000+ donated to Siuslaw Public Library’s program

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Fuller Center Bike Adventure ‘builds community’ — Part II

July 24, 2021 — On rides, cyclists raise money for homebuilding

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First Florence City Council meeting in person covers full agenda

July 24, 2021 —

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And still they rise

July 23, 2021 — Florence Chamber announces 2020 Siuslaw Award Winners

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Power of Florence makes comeback

July 21, 2021 — 11th annual event continues tradition of ‘making a difference'

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2021 wildfires pose significant threat

July 21, 2021 — Legislators push for preparedness

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Back in session

July 21, 2021 — Florence City Council resumes in-person meetings

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City committees hold meetings in July

July 17, 2021 — Transportation, Planning meet

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Lane County invites input on Climate Action Plan

July 17, 2021 — Coastal residents encouraged to participate

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Cycling through Florence

July 14, 2021 — University of Texas students stop by on their 70-day bike journey

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Kiwanis ‘on par’ with golf tournament

July 14, 2021 — Kiwanis Club Golf Challenge benefits Doernbecher Children’s Cancer Program

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Summer in full swing with Florence’s reopening

July 14, 2021 — Restaurants, businesses report on first weeks beyond pandemic restrictions

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Four Siuslaw residents honored with First Citizen nominations

July 14, 2021 — Chamber’s Siuslaw Awards highlight local volunteers, community builders

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Iconic Old Town building has new tenant

July 10, 2021 — Building ‘gifted’ to house yoga, spirituality, books

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Cutting ribbons on a new city

July 10, 2021 — Siuslaw Summer School teaches civics, STEAM

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50th anniversary of the Oregon Bottle Bill

July 10, 2021 — BottleDrop one way to gain deposit

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Agencies felt prepared for holiday emergency response

July 7, 2021 — 'We did not have any major incidents or problems'

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Coastal visitors should keep safety in mind

July 7, 2021 — Sneaker waves and rip currents possible all year

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Festive Fourth

July 7, 2021 — By Mark Brennan, Reina Harwood, Chantelle Meyer & Zeahna Young/Siuslaw News

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Connecting the community

July 3, 2021 — Siuslaw Vision invites new members as it prepares to recover, renew and respond

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Local organizations take extra precautions for July 4 fireworks

July 2, 2021 — Drought conditions, wildfire emergency cause alert over holiday weekend

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Dunes City approves $761,201 budget for FY 2021-22

June 26, 2021 — City confirms services it provides to residents

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Florence City Council hears about wind energy

June 26, 2021 — Council approves items at June 21 meeting

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A sign for the sand

June 26, 2021 — Beach exposed at Exploding Whale Park causes trouble at low tide

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Governor to reopen Oregon by June 30

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Siuslaw School Board approves 2021-22 Budget

June 23, 2021 — Directors consider policies

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Port continues partnerships

June 23, 2021 — Plans move forward on July 4 fireworks

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‘The power of words, the power of actions’

June 23, 2021— Juneteenth celebration unites education, symbolism

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Chamber extends call-to-artist deadline for streetscape banners

June 23, 2021— Call to artists for banner designs extended to June 30 at 5 p.m.

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The return of Rotary

June 19, 2021 — Club brings back popular auction as it prepares to resume in-person meetings

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Honoring Juneteenth and liberation

June 19, 2021 — New federal holiday begins today

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Warmer, dryer trends point to fire risks

June 16, 2021 — June 15 was final day for outdoor burning for Lane County

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Flag Day ‘honors the American spirit’

June 16, 2021 — Florence community resumes Flag Day ceremonies

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Siuslaw High School honors 94 in graduating class

June 16, 2021 — Celebrating the Class of 2021

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Mapleton’s Seniors graduate with community support

June 16, 2021 — Celebrating the Class of 2021

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Florence Police investigate May 24 burglary and make arrests

June 12, 2021 — Evidence at the scene identified two suspects

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Florence City Council approves 2021-23 biennium budget

June 9, 2021 — City to end COVID-19 state of emergency

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Golf tournament helps BGC drive toward summer

June 9, 2021 — 24th Fore! Kids Golf Tournament

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Expanded program brings support to veterans

June 5, 2021 — Disabled American Veterans hosts counselor to address wellbeing

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Siuslaw Valley, Western Lane conduct poll

June 5, 2021 — Districts seek input on future of combined fire, EMS services

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Students receive acknowledgment, support

June 5, 2021 — Regional scholarships go to Mapleton, Siuslaw students

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Florence Food Share reopens to public

June 5, 2021 — Community members can now shop the pantry in person

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Youth learn heavy equipment skills

June 2, 2021 — Program gives Camp Florence hands-on construction equipment training

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Boys and Girls Club prepares for summer of learning and fun

June 2, 2021 — Golf tournament, grants help fund summer program

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Memorial Day Services honor the fallen

June 2, 2021 — Florence veterans resume local Memorial Day traditions

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Governor updates Lane County to moderate risk

June 2, 2021 — Updated risk levels take effect June 4; three counties move down in risk


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Oregon lifts some restrictions on masks, distancing for those vaccinated

May 26, 2021 — Businesses adapt to new guidelines

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Bottle and can redemptions to increase on the Central Oregon Coast

May 26, 2021 — BottleDrop, Fred Meyer open Green Bag drop location in Florence

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Mapleton considers budget at school board meeting

May 26, 2021 — The full budget presentation, as well as the rest of the meeting, is available to view on the school district’s YouTube channel

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Chipping in for a great cause

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Rhody auction nets growing returns

Members of the Florence Garden Club and other individual plant growers contributed the more than 100 plants which were purchased at the auction.

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Lane County releases Special Election results

May 22, 2021 — The official final certification of the May 18 Special Election will take place June 7.

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First round of May Special Election results released

The initial counting of May Special Election 2021 ballots has been released by Lane County Elections

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Florence City Council decides to increase waste removal rates, approve annexations

May 19, 2021

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Governor declares May 22 to 28 as National Safe Boating Week

May 19, 2021 — Operator inattention, improper lookout, operator inexperience, excessive speed and alcohol use rank as the top five primary contributing factors in accidents.

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In recognition of Rhody Days

May 19, 2021 — People honor 114th festival even without many formal events

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FURA approves proposed budget for 2021-23 biennium

May 15, 2021 — Public hearing included in the agenda

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Siuslaw brings students back to school 4 days a week

May 15, 2021 — School board meeting covers political policy, budget, graduation

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Recognizing nursing excellence

May 15, 2021 — Eight caregivers honored with awards

289     0

Meyer to be next editor of Siuslaw News

May 12, 2021 — Newsroom to undergo changes in June

245     0

Open season

May 12, 2021 — Florence Farmers Market again offers in-person shopping

293     0

Just kidding around

May 12, 2021 — Goats a sustainable, eco-friendly way to manage land

305     0

Protesting Florentine’s sign, flag law

May 12, 2021 — Residents concerned over rule limiting military service flags

285     0

City of Florence reviews budget for next biennium

May 8, 2021 — Public hearing scheduled for May 10

220     0

How does your garden grow?

May 8, 2021 — Committee tours treatment plant to learn about FloGro

296     0

Governor updates County Risk Levels, moving Lane County back to high risk

May 5, 2021 — With hospitalization rate leveling, 15 counties to return to high risk effective May 7

205     0

Lane County voters should review both sides of their ballots

May 5, 2021 — Ballots on their way for the May 18 Special Election

215     0

Council deliberates on Solid Waste Haulers Rate Review

May 5, 2021 — Florence cancels Reverse Rhody Days Parade

216     0

Mapleton elects to have families opt in to standardized testing

May 5, 2021 — April meeting updates March resolution

207     0

‘Extreme risk’ doesn’t deter crowds from Florence

May 5, 2021 — Restaurants adapt to restrictions in time for sunny weekend

293     0

Siuslaw News Voter Guide — Siuslaw School District #97J

May 18, 2021, Special Election

310     0

Siuslaw News Voter Guide — Lane Community College

May 18, 2021, Special Election

287     0

Siuslaw News Voter Guide — Lane Education Service District

May 18, 2021, Special Election

286     0

Commission reviews zoning resolutions

May 1, 2021 — Meeting honors former member

230     0

Dunes City considers noise complaints

May 1, 2021 — Council discusses violations, fines

321     0

Rhodies are ready

May 1, 2021 — Colorful rhododendrons begin to blossom after dry spring

263     0

WLFEA leadership still divided on future planning

April 28, 2021 — Boards consider finances, strategic plans

229     0

U.S. releases 2020 Census results

April 28, 2021 — Oregon gains seat in U.S. House as state experiences population increase

228     0

Siuslaw to partner with Hyak on rural fiber internet project

April 28, 2021 — School board votes to provide three-year letter of credit

237     0

Lane among counties moving to 'Extreme Risk' amid surge in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations

April 27, 2021 — Governor says vaccinations key to staying safe, fully reopening the economy

249     0

Voter registration deadline April 27 for May Special Election

April 24, 2021 — People will be able to vote on boards of directors for fire, water, school districts

221     0

Port continues improvements to facilities, campground

April 24, 2021 — Revenue remains steady after year of changes

224     0

Farmers Market prepares to return safely

April 24, 2021 — Changes include spacing, masks as May-October market gathers in person

243     0

Club helps people keep on jeepin’

April 24, 2021 — Jeeps R Us Florence offers trail rides, newsletter to members

260     0

Twombly family reaches business milestone

April 24, 2021 — Central Coast Disposal celebrates 30th anniversary

234     0

Council approves City Workplan for next biennium

April 21, 2021 — April 19 was a busy day for Florence City Council

264     0

Local veteran honored by Daughters of the American Revolution

April 21, 2021 — Oregon Dunes chapter recognizes Tim Sapp with Oregon Outstanding Veteran Volunteer Award

234     0

Cleaning up the beaches for Earth Day

April 21, 2021 — Florence volunteers gather 100 pounds of debris during SOLVE Earth Day Cleanup

274     0

Planning Commission continues debate topics

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

268     0

Public Art Committee learns about ‘Questing’

April 17, 2021 — Oregon Coast Quests are similar to geocaching

265     0

Siuslaw School Board continues superintendent contract

April 17, 2021 — Combined budget, board meeting covers finances, agreements

247     0

Oregon COVID-19 cases continue to climb

April 17, 2021 — Lane County to enter high risk next week

245     0

Council holds special work session to discuss, finalize City Workplan

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

257     0

Bringing green to the screen

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

245     0

Florence to celebrate Earth Day for a whole week

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

247     0

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

April 7, 2021 —

243     0

Council approves Benedick annexation

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

246     0

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

321     0

Governor expands COVID-19 vaccine eligibility in April

April 3, 2021

246     0

EMAC meeting cancelled after failing to reach quorum

April 3, 2021 — Topic of climate again splits committee

249     0

FEMA housing arrives in Gardiner

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

330     0

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’

349     0

Shining for 127 years

April 3, 2021 — Heceta Head Lighthouse celebrates another milestone

342     0

Dunes City announces employment opportunities

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

358     0

Mapleton schools tackle standardized testing

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

335     0

Police seek info on burglary, theft of multiple firearms

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

333     0

Mapleton Water District changes course to avert further troubles

March 27, 2021 — Community meeting gives information

275     0

Flags fly in solemn remembrance

March 27, 2021 — Biden calls for lowering flags

281     0

Planning Commission approves accessibility request for Harbor Vista Campground

March 27, 2021 — Florence Planning Commission met March 23

261     0

CEDC finalizes workplan for submission to Florence City Council

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

263     0

Advanced Life Support added to SVFR emergency response capabilities

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

250     0

Strolling into spring break

March 23, 2021 — Spring Break 2021

277     0

Hyak begins prep for major project

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

277     0

Mapleton water woes continue

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

527     0

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

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

267     0

Help wanted in Florence

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

287     0

Boardwalk to get improvements

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

288     0

EMAC reviews waste rates, sponsorships

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

261     0

Florence considers intergovernmental agreement with Port of Siuslaw

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

280     0

OCHS names new executive director

March 17, 2021 — Elizabeth Thompson officially began March 1

263     0

Colorful classics

March 17, 2021 — Rhody Cruisers in Old Town

250     0

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

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

253     0

Public Art Committee continues work

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

279     0

Siuslaw School Board grades superintendent accomplished, effective

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

230     0

Planning Commission addresses construction penalties

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

282     0

‘The first day of school all over again’

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

268     0

Peace Harbor completes seismic upgrade

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

287     0

A heart for kids

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

340     0

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.

323     0

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

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

325     0

Work session highlights Florence City Council changes

March 6, 2021 — Council continues prep for work plan

270     0

Dunes City continues discussion on short term rentals

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

282     0

Kids (back) in the hall

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

323     0

Bringing the vaccine to Florence

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

349     0

City Council approves resolutions at Monday’s meetings

March 3, 2021 — Council meets on March 1

269     0

WLFEA adopts FY20-21 personnel budget

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

281     0

Committees learn scope of duties

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

282     0

Two local eateries fined a combined $35,950

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

345     0

Mapleton continues to move forward with reopening

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

339     0

Planning Commission discusses annexation, appoints new chair

Feb. 27, 2021 —

330     0

Second Florence restaurant fined for COVID-19 violations

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

355     0

Highway 101 closure between Florence, Yachats continues

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

340     0

Benedick annexation moves forward after Florence City Council meeting

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

321     0

Lane County enters ‘high risk’ on Feb. 26

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

361     0

Siuslaw Elementary welcomes students back to campus

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

344     0

OSHA fines Florence restaurant more than $17,000

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

358     0

City Council holds second work session on work plan

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

343     0

Siuslaw gets February update

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

327     0

Good Samaritans respond during highway collapse near Yachats

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

372     0

‘Elevating the work of entrepreneurs’

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

345     0

Transportation Advisory Committee drives towards next goals

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

327     0

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.

293     0

New city council meets for February work session

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

294     0

Mrs. Rankin retires

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

266     0

Otterly delightful

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

298     0

Sign of progress

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

280     0

Community dinner program continues

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

394     0

Florence Emergency Cold Weather Shelter officially opens for operations

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

384     0

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

383     0

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

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

375     0

New community multi-purpose center planned for region

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

343     0

Florence City Council delays annexation decision

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

345     0

Western Lane, Siuslaw Valley discuss budgets

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

376     0

Returning to in-person learning

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

356     0

Cold Weather Shelter prepares for the cold

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

372     0

Port starts creation of strategic plan

Jan. 30, 2021 — Commissioners begin identifying stakeholders

396     0

Dine-in restrictions initiate pushback, disagreement among restaurateurs

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

400     0

Mapleton adapts to reopening metrics

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

382     0

Ready Schools, Safe Learners provides info on reopening

Jan. 27, 2021 — State guidance for local schools

382     0

OCHS seeks next executive director

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

425     0

WLAD consults on local option levy

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

368     0

Florence City Council seats Wisniewski, appoints committees

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

377     0

Lane County holds vaccine town hall

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

432     0

Port accepts bids for electrical upgrade

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

395     0

Environmental committee meets with fewer members

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

410     0

Florence City Council discusses open committee positions

Jan. 23, 2021 — Mayor to make final decisions

398     0

Learning the lesson of peace

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

321     0

FURA moves forward on Quince Street development

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

400     0

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

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

372     0

Wind, rain roil Siuslaw region mid-week

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

412     0

Scholarships help businesses prepare for pandemic

Florence, LCC partner on course for hospitality/tourism

421     0

Florence selects Margaret Wisniewski for open council seat

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

408     0

Siuslaw School District navigates a new year

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

406     0

Connecting neighbors to ‘Every Child’

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

437     0

SVFR responds to apartment blaze

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

407     0

2020: A Year in Review

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

370     0

Port of Siuslaw Commission concludes the year

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

422     0

Water customers in Mapleton get relief

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

486     0

Lane County chambers unite in plea to governor

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

434     0

Limited in-person instruction begins at Siuslaw School District

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

355     0

Florence Planning approves Oceana annexation

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

473     0

Fundraiser launches for retired Florence Police officer’s medical bills

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

462     0

Storms continue throughout the region

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

389     0

Two-week ‘freeze’ begins today across Oregon

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

376     0

Florence begins compiling work plan suggestions

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

381     0

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

441     0

Serving up Thanksgiving Dinner

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

369     0

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

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

433     0

Planning Commission approves workplan for next biennium

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

422     0

Trouble with Trebuchets

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

417     0

Lane County to add Deputy Sheriffs to enhance rural patrols

Oct. 31, 2020 — County Commissioners approve 4 positions

419     0

Oregon voters reminded to sign, review both sides of ballot

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

397     0

Sweet Creek arsonist pleads guilty

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

390     0

October meeting of the Siuslaw School Board

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

390     0

EMAC again tables climate discussion

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

418     0

Port of Siuslaw appoints new Commissioner

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

417     0

Full boxes

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

387     0

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

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

396     0

Florence Council delays 35th and Rhododendron PUD decision

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

395     0

Annexation hearing postponed

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

394     0

CEDC continues goals for housing, business, partnerships

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

360     0

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

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

468     0

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

405     0

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

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

412     0

Club learning hub continues to serve students

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

443     0

Transportation Committee sends objectives on airport, transit to council

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

386     0

State prepares for Nov. 3 General Election

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

430     0

Republican ‘truck rally’ returns to Florence Oct. 10

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

424     0

Dino ‘I Dos’

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

416     0

October is Fire Prevention Month in Oregon

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

427     0

City council, march recognize domestic violence

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

465     0

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

438     0

Turning to the next page

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

435     0

Candidates for the Nov. 3 Election gather at the FEC

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

430     0

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

421     0

Writings on the wall

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

455     0

Welcome home, Ian

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

442     0

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

Sept. 26, 2020 — Board meets twice in September

419     0

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.

451     0

Council meeting, work session shows the road forward

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

437     0

Beginning the school year in comprehensive distance learning

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

395     0

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

446     0

Water in Mapleton still undrinkable

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

491     0

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

522     0

City of Florence Planning, Transportation committees meet

Sept. 12, 2020 — City committees hold meetings

419     0

‘Our city is prepared to help these people’

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

488     0

Smoke and fire cause concern, confusion, rumors

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

453     0

Constructing a gateway

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

549     0

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

446     0

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

428     0

Labor Day weekend brings the crowds

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

444     0

Housing a population

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

510     0

Pandemic exacerbates childcare crisis

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

458     0

Progress on Sweet Creek Fire continues

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

504     0

Siuslaw school year now to begin on Sept. 16

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

443     0

Exercising First Amendment Freedoms

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

465     0

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

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

442     0

LRAPA rates Florence’s air quality as ‘good’

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

425     0

A century of suffrage

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

532     0

Morgan named to Florence Food Share leadership

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

543     0

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

452     0

How lifestyle destinations can harness remote workers for economic growth

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

540     0

‘Sea and shore’ to unite in new mural

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

536     0

Florence Habitat awards participants of July 4 Porch Parade

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

543     0

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

502     0

Faces of the Fourth in Florence

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

630     0

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.”

547     0

‘A strong history of patriotism’

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

555     0

Memorial Day 2020

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

644     0

Teaching on the home front

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

631     0

Siuslaw continues to adapt to online learning, plans for future

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

602     0

SHS Principal Kerri Tatum announces end-of-year resignation

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

636     0

PeaceHealth Peace Harbor open for procedures, testing

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

690     0

Poetry in (loco)motion

April 8, 2020 — Finding beauty in hidden places

677     0

Dunes City votes to become Second Amendment Preservation City

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

709     0

Mapleton continues to serve upriver community

April 4, 2020 — School district provides instruction, resources

686     0

Area businesses join Siuslaw School District in feeding the community

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

665     0

Lane County adds local Veterans Service Officer hours

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

700     0

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.

655     0

‘We Can Build It!’

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

746     0

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

665     0

Birthing a community

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

702     0

New suicide prevention training takes different tact

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

657     0

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

648     0

Addressing learning needs

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

739     0

12th annual Florence Area Chamber of Commerce Siuslaw Awards

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

763     0

Decades of December

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

851     0

Facilities Advisory Committee presents new plan for high school bond

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

1087     0

Students aid with Lane Blood Works blood drive

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

1115     0

The point of acupuncture

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

1116     0

Air Academy celebrates flight

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

842     0

Taking ownership of Singing Pines Dog Park

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

1119     0

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

1253     0

Crafting beer culture

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

1246     0

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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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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Crash on Highway 101 takes life of Mapleton woman

Jamie Jones and her companion dog, Loki, died in the crash, which sent two others to the hospital in serious condition Saturday.

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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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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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