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fire destroys home in old town

the siuslaw valley fire and rescue were called out early yesterday morning for a house fire in old town. the home at 1515 2nd street was a vacant home listed for sale. according to division chief Sean Barret the blaze apparently started in the garage area and then spread to the rest of the house. coast radio news asked him if there were signs that it was intentionally set…

..nothing appears to be at this point yet, but we’re still in the middle of our investigations

The structure was completely destroyed.

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Florence city councilors will consider an ordinance next week that would establish a public art committee, as well as create guidelines for the City’s Public Art Program. A third action under consideration Monday night will be to consider amendments to the portion of city code regulating murals. Those changes would enable installation of large public art displays. In a separate action, the council is being asked to approve an application for a $700-thousand grant from the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. If successful, the money would be matched with $280-thousand in local money and used to rehab Miller Park. The project would include new storage and concession facilities; renovation of four junior baseball diamonds; relocation and construction of two softball fields; plus installation of a new soccer field.The city council meets Monday night, six pm at city hall.

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The Cape Perpetua Discovery Series will present a tale Saturday about the forced relocation of indigenous people along the Oregon Coast to camps near Yachats.

“Amanda: How a Trail Brought Truth, Reconciliation, and Collaboration to a Divided People” retraces the harrowing plight faced by coastal tribes during the era of white settlement in the 1860s and 70s.

Joanne Kittel, a Yachats resident and author, will present the talk that she says weaves “historical truths and a multi-path journey of reconciliation”. Joining her will be tribal flutist Doc Slyter, a council member of the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians.

The Cape Perpetua Winter Discovery Center Series consists of free talks at the center on most Saturdays through the end of March. Tomorrow’s presentation is at one pm at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center.

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Peace Health recently announced they have joined with the National Rural Accountable Care Consortium to help improve the health and well-being of patients in the community.

Chief Mission Officer Rick Yecny said the program will initially be offered to Medicare patients, but will eventually be expanded to people with other types of insurance as well.

The program features a Care Coordinator who will work closely with patients to manage their care and stay healthy. Yecny said it will allow them to find the right healthcare provider and get the best results.

Part of the strength of the consortium is the partnership with more than 250 rural community health systems in 40 states. Yecny said that will give PeaceHealth access to “important” information that can help local physicians evaluate the service of distant specialists, hospitals and other providers.