Spring Break Safety on the Oregon coast

Longer days and warmer temperatures herald the return of spring to the Oregon coast

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School district conducting public survey on facilities

A special advisory committee of the Siuslaw School District is asking for citizen input on several key issues

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Committee appointments remain with Mayor after 3-2 council vote

Monday’s Florence City Council meeting continued despite work session medical emergency.

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Dunes City discussion over speeding gets bumpy

Argument over speedbumps shows the need for residents to work together.

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ReVision construction, confusion

Chamber luncheon goes over details, timeline for streetscaping project

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Healthy Directions celebrates lower youth drinking rate in Siuslaw region

Coalition, now in its second year, recognizes those who helped bring local awareness to issue

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Siuslaw School Board gears up for budget, election seasons

Applications to fill board vacancy due by Monday

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Western Lane Community Foundation awards $78,524 to local nonprofits

Over 30 organizations received grants through WLCF

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Therapy Dog Class graduates in Florence

K9Genius Academy has created a therapy dog team to service the needs of local residents

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Local vets receive good news, recognition

Bozievich and Reiley made the trip to Florence to meet with the leaders of local veterans’ groups to discuss the men’s concern over what they perceived as lack of support for the Florence Veterans community

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Sharing words of wisdom

As we continue through Women’s History Month, several books written by Pulitzer Prize-winning women authors are on shelves in local libraries

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Library windows vandalized

Siuslaw Public Library in Florence was the victim of vandalism on Friday by rocks

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Police still seeking whereabouts of car chase suspect

Suspect fled police Saturday and remains at-large.

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Airport to close for major upgrades

New lights, navigational equipment will increase safety

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Eagle Scout’s water project could save lives

Water filtration system will assist emergency operations in times of natural disasters

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Fire and ambulance districts approve first steps for possible third entity

SVFR and WLAD move forward with process for Western Lane Fire and EMS Authority

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New director shares vision for OCHS

New director shares vision for OCHS

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City Council tables decision on FURA committee selection process

City Council tables decision on FURA committee selection process

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Florence man arrested for mother’s murder

Cooper was arrested under the charge of murder and was initially lodged in the Florence City Jail but has since been transferred to the Lane County Jail.

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Florence Community Job Fair

4th annual fair connects employers and employees

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New rental law takes effect immediately

Governor signed SB 608 Thursday to address renter protections

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Siuslaw Valley, Western Lane begin process to select new chief director

Four candidates meet the community before undergoing evaluation this weekend

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ReVision Florence begins construction Monday

Long-awaited streetscaping project to start on Highway 101 near bridge

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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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Emma Meier receives Community Service Award

Emma Meier receives Community Service Award

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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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Siuslaw third-grader starts book drive project

April 4, 2018 — Kindness club inspires student to share love of reading with less fortunate

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Bunny bounty

April 4, 2018 — Community Easter Egg Hunt

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Ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate grand opening of Pilates @ The Studios

March 21, 2018 — March 29 ceremony officially opens new Pilates studio

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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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