Coast Radio Daily News

SVFR Keeping Busy

It was a busy weekend for the Siuslaw Valley fire and rescue as well as the Western Lane Ambulance District. Saturday evening the SVFR responded to a fire at an empty vacation rental south of the bridge on Wilson avenue.  A fire started in the garage and was spreading to adjacent buildings when the fire department responded and quickly got the blaze under control.  Fire Chief Jim Langborg says the fire also spread to the brush.  Damage was limited.  They currently have not released further details except to say:

“It’s Still under investigation and it’s suspicious.”

They are asking anyone with information regarding this fire to contact the Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue.

A wreck on Sunday on highway 101 around milepost 174 just past the Heceta lighthouse slowed traffic for a short time.  A vehicle apparently misjudged one of the curves and drove into a cliff side boulder breaking its axel.  There were no injuries and the vehicle was able to be moved off the roadway to allow traffic to continue flowing.

Commissioners Still Deliberating

The Port of Siuslaw Commissioners met in executive session yesterday afternoon in accordance with ORS 192.660.2 section F and H.  To consider information or records that are exempt by law from public inspection and to consult with legal counsel regarding current litigation or litigation that may likely be filed.  The Commissioners had originally intended to go to open meeting following the Executive Session but decided to continue discussions during a future Executive session to be held early next week.

Tree Barely Misses Sleeping Couple

Sunday evening around 10:30 pm Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue responded to a call of a tree falling through the roof of a house.  When units arrived they came upon an elderly woman in the yard who informed firefighters that her husband and pet were still inside.  Chief Langborg:

“A large tree had gone into a one story house, through the roof causing significant damage.”

Langborg says crews went into the house looking for The husband.  He says the tree had fallen on the bedroom of the house.

“And I don’t know how this happened, but both got out of it without a scratch.”

The Red Cross and the Western Lane Ambulance District helped get the family situated and temporary housing, food and clothing were provided.

Artist Chosen For New Phone Book Cover

Pacific  Publishing has chosen their cover for this year’s addition.  Local artist with National acclaim, F. Michael Wood’s painting was chosen from a field of 30 entries.  Woods paints with an impressionistic style which in his words is painting simply.  Pacific Publishing’s General Manager Patrick Looney says they were very impressed with the ‘quality and number of entries they received.’  The latest edition of the Central Coast Connection is due out in September.