Kyle Building rehabilitation work begins

Rehabilitation work has begun on the historic Kyle Building in Old Town Florence

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Florence re-ups with RAIN

Estuary Trail moves forward during busy council meeting

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Rejuvenating Rods ‘N’ Rhodies

Annual car show returns with new mission

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More than just a walk on the beach

Habitat for Humanity’s yearly Beachwalk took place under sunny skies Saturday

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Learning through play at Mapleton’s new preschool

District to begin preschool in October 2019

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New program for plastic unveiled

Florence-area Community Collectors now sought to gather acceptable plastic

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Cool Classics

12th annual Rods ‘N’ Rhodies Car Show continues today

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Rhodies accentuate Florence area

Local chapter of Rhody Society celebrates 50 years

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Habitat hosts annual Beachwalk on Saturday

Florence Habitat for Humanity includes vibrant kites, music and large bubbles

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ReVision Florence undergrounds utilities on highway

On Tuesday, the City of Florence announced that new streetlights started going up on the west side of Highway 101

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12th Annual Rods 'N' Rhodies coming Saturday

12th Annual Rods 'N' Rhodies coming Saturday

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Kiwanis creates ‘Sweet Dreams’ with sewing project

Kiwanis Club of Florence gathered volunteers to make handmade pillowcases for children staying in hospitals

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Community Coalition discusses Florence’s housing code update

The overview explained that the update of the new code is still being discussed and modified by the Planning Committee and city staff

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Return to school is ‘super exciting’ for students

Siuslaw Elementary hosts Back to School Barbecue

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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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Strategic Fundraising in Rural Communities Workshop

Sept. 7, 2019 — Workshop possible with support from The Ford Family Foundation

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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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Community Coalition hosts panel on proposed housing codes

Community Coalition hosts panel on proposed housing codes

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DeFazio bill’s provision would fund Coast Guard during future shutdowns

Economic Summit contemplates ways to support Coast Guard

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College students pick up plastic at South Jetty

Wildlife Over Waste River Cleanup targets foam, microplastics

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Siuslaw schools welcome the new school year

Aug. 31, 2019 — More than 35 new staff members join district

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New law changes funding for fighting wildfires

FEMA will now pay for emergency fire suppression

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Bears presenting problems to homeowners

ODFW, Oregon State Police kill four bears locally due to what were deemed as direct threats to humans.

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Local SVFR/WLAD program offers suicide survivors support group

Resources are the first step in addressing Florence's suicide rate, which is among the three-highest in Lane County, according to a recent 16-year study by Lane County HHS.

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Longtime Siuslaw teacher Scott Anderson dies

Grief support for students, community planned through September

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Mapleton’s new teachers seek to create educational building blocks

Mapleton School District starts the 2019-20 schoolyear next week

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The show goes on for Florence Playhouse

A chronicle of the historic Florence Playhouse

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Student success at heart of new education act

Coastal Caucus discusses education plans, options at last week’s summit

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PAC meets for rewrite of mission

New rules will determine future of committee

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Area residents reminded that feeding bears is illegal

Fed bears can become a significant human safety issue as bears lose their natural fear of people

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Save businesses money by preventing fraud

Aug. 24, 2019 — Save businesses money by preventing fraud

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Helping the watershed, helping the community

Aug. 24, 2019 — Siuslaw Watershed Council presents at EMAC monthly meeting

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Economic Summit explores future prosperity

Aug. 24, 2019 — Bipartisan efforts focus of two-day gathering in Florence

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ECO holds raffle to support local program

Aug. 19, 2019 — $1,000 Burley bike attachment kit top prize

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ODOT gives Lane County highway construction update

Aug. 19, 2019 — Construction Information for Aug. 19 to 26

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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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Heyday at the farm

Elliott’s Hilltop Acres Farm concludes school visits after 55 years

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Updated: Siuslaw Elementary School reports Monday morning fire

May 20, 2019 — Fire contained as investigation continues

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Mayor, councilors agree to disagree on FURA appointment process

March 30, 2019 — Ordinance adopted March 18 states that the mayor approves all appointments to city committees

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Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial replica arrives Tuesday

March 30, 2019 — “Wall the Heals” still seeking volunteers

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Showing love for the Siuslaw Public Library

March 30, 2019 — Community rallies around library with art after vandalism incident

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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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How to support Coast Guard Station Siuslaw River

Jan. 14, 2019 — Community discounts, fund come together for area Coasties

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Florence Area Chamber of Commerce announces nominees for 2018 Siuslaw Awards

Jan. 9, 2018 — Tickets on sale for the 11th annual Siuslaw Awards banquet

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Oregon law aims to end pay discrimination

Jan. 2, 2019 — Final component of 2017 Oregon Equal Pay Act goes into effect

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Myeena Loop residence lost to fire Sunday

Jan. 2, 2019 — One resident was displaced after a mid-morning fire on Dec. 30.

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Body recovered from Mercer Lake

Jan. 2, 2019 — Officials confirm body recovered from lake was Florence man Pat Stapp

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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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2018 Halloween Events in the Florence Area

A Gathering of 2018 Seasonal Events

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Living in the screen age

Sept. 29, 2018 — On “Screenagers,” teens and trends of addiction

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Sign, sign, everywhere a sign

Sept. 29, 2018 — ODOT issues reminder on rules for outdoor advertising

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SVFR/WLAD approve candidate for interim chief director

Sept. 29, 2018 — Boards move forward on chief, financial front

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OCHS members meet new leadership

Sept. 29, 2018 — First member meeting with new board

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NEDCO, Florence get grant to fund affordable housing

Sept. 26, 2018 — Oregon LIFT Grant will help create Florence’s first community land trust

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One for the books

Sept. 26, 2018 — Florence Festival of Books brings dozens of authors, printed books to Florence Events Center

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Local plastic drop-off extended through Saturday afternoon

Sept. 26, 2018 — Lane County Recycle Roundup on Sept. 30

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Port considers commercial vessel designations

Sept. 22, 2018 — Commissioners voted unanimously to accept staff recommendations to change the definition of a “commercial vessel”

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FEMA holds Coastal Floodplain Map update forum in Florence

Sept. 22, 2018 — Federal agency works with Florence, Lane County & Oregon to mitigate hazards

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Middle school, City Lights team up to encourage ‘Screenager’ conversation

Sept. 22, 2018 — A week-long showing of the award-winning documentary aims to spark dialogue about growing up in age of smartphones and social media

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Solemn remembrance

Sept. 22, 2018 — Ceremonies honor POW/MIA National Recognition Day

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Keeping the doors to academics open

Sept. 12, 2018 — Siuslaw schools initiate AVID program in light of challenges of learning in new era

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Rods ’n Rhodies ‘shapes up’ for fun with new & classic features

Sept. 12, 2018 — Rods ’n Rhodies and Community-wide Garage Sale weekend included a flash mob set to “You’re the One that I Want”

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Woven together

Sept. 12, 2018 — Boardwalk Market brings African basket seller to the Pacific Northwest

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Fire consumes building at Sand Dunes Frontier

Sept. 12, 2018 — Sand Dunes Frontier’s early morning fire still under investigation

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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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OCHS holds annual member meeting

June 23, 2018 — First public meeting under new leadership shows positive interactions with members

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Port of Siuslaw chooses two new commissioners

June 23, 2018 — 5-member commission now complete as Craig Brandt, Craig Zolezzi join port

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Local police, sheriffs serve warrants and arrest 6 Friday

June 23, 2018 — Police request county Special Response Team for June 22 incident

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Hundreds of new adventures await

June 9, 2018 — Library endowment fund provides 600 new books

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Florence, NEDCO continue to seek affordable housing funding

June 9, 2018 — Proposed site could create 12 ‘cottage cluster’ homes

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Code Enforcement delivers Old Town parking reminders

June 9, 2018 — Parking restrictions in Old Town enforced all year, especially for RVs

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A public work

June 9, 2018 — New Public Works Facility ‘A long time in the making’

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Reigning Royalty

May 19, 2018 — 2018 Queen Rhododendra Lainey Goss and King of the Coast Trent Reavis step into history

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Eugene, Cascades & Coast celebrates visitor industry organizations

May 4, 2018 — Travel Lane County highlights Bartlett, Sand Dunes Frontier for years of service

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Florence goes ape for CROW's 'Tarzan'

A review of CROW's production of Disney's 'Tarzan'

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Port discusses Business Oregon IGA, public input

Feb. 24, 2017 - Meetings feature comments on erosion repair project, public perception and ATVs

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OCHS, ODJ agree on new board voting process

Feb. 24, 2017 — New procedures will allow members to directly vote for nonprofit's leaders

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Boys & Girls Club replaces executive director

Feb. 24, 2017 — Chuck Trent takes over from Jack Davis, who was terminated "without cause" Feb. 16

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Boys & Girls Club contemplates financials

Feb. 14, 2018 — While not in crisis, Boys & Girls Club sees possible funding shortfalls in the near future

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Temperature drop prompts shelter opening

Feb. 14, 2018 — More than a dozen people show up for shelter and a warm meal Monday night

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Florence plans to start its own 'revolution'

Feb. 14, 2018 — After failing to make Small Business Revolution's top 5 towns, #MyFlorence prepares to carry on momentum

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