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Coast Radio News – Ballots are in the Mail

Ballots are in the mail!

In the next couple of days you will likely receive your voter packet in the mail if you are a registered voter in Lane County. Ballots went out in the mail yesterday. If you do not receive a ballot for the May 17th primary you can go online to Oregonvotes Dot gov forward slash- my vote to check on the status of your ballot. In addition drop boxes are now open across the county and their locations are listed in your voter’s package. they will remain open until 8 pm election day.

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SVFR honors it’s members

Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue has named Craig Spomer from North Fork Station as the firefighter of the year during it’s annual awards banquet. Spomer was with the department for three years and recently passed away. Also honored was Captain Liz Iabichello as officer of the year from the Main Station. Volunteer of the year Tim Teel from Old Town Station, and recruit of the year went to Jerry Ward at Sutton Lake Station. The prestigious Pat Clark award was presented to retired Battalion Chief and current board member John Carnahan.

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Road Work will cause road closure early next week

There will be some road construction that may affect your travel beginning next week. on Monday and Tuesday, May 2nd and 3rd Nopal and highyway 101 will be closed for repairs and maintenance on sewer lines. work will continue from 7 am to 5 pm on both days and motorist are asked to find alternate routes to locations in the vacinity.

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District to begin search for new coaches

Siuslaw high school is currently looking for the next generation of coaches.   Vikings athletic director Jeromy Graybill says the school has shoes to fill.

“We have two positions opening up. We have a head boys basketball coaching position and we have the head boys football coaching position opening up. Coach Dodson is our head football coach and he is retiring after several years. and then coach Biggs was our head boys basketball coach last year. He did one year stint and he’s going to step down.”

Graybill says the process is the same for hiring coaches as it is for hiring teachers. the applicants can go online to the Siuslaw School district website and begin the process there. He says they would like to fill the positions quickly…

” I don’t have the actual dates on when it closes, but by the end of the year would be ideal because there is a lot of summer things that happen and we want to get kids involved in summer programs.”

 Graybill also said that there are several people already working for the school that are interested in the positions but they are waiting for the application process to be completed before interviews will begin.

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This Monday’s City Council meeting will center around the upcoming Rhododendron Festival and how the streets will be set up for vendors and exhibitors. As in previous years there is the proposal to close down Maple street from 1st to Bay Street. but also on the agenda is the possibility of Florence participating in the Oregon Health Authority Drinking Water Source Protection Fund. The fund offers grants to cities to fund water protection and outreach programs.