Governor Proclaims First Responders Week
With the many fires burning within the state and resources stressed to the max, Governor Kate Brown has issued a proclamation naming the week of the 24th of September as First Responders Appreciation Week. The proclamation is in gratitude of all of the state’s first responders. Brown recognizes the vital role first responders have to our community and encourages citizens to join in acts of kindness which provides much needed encouragement and support to confront the dangerous and uncertain situations they face daily.
World Traveling Marching Band Comes to Old Town
Tomorrow in Old Town there will be a marching band. But not just any marching band, one that has traveled the world over and played places like the Great Wall of China. And if that wasn’t unique enough, they’re no spring chickens! The world renowned “the beat goes on” band, and all adult marching band, will perform at noon on the boardwalk in Old Town. They say the music though will surprise you. While traditional bands of their ilk perform hits from the greats like John Phillip Souza, listeners tomorrow be treated to Bruno Mars and Pitbull. This is a free concert.
The Siuslaw News is reporting that Dunes City Council approved a temporary ban on marijuana sales within the city limits. At an executive council meeting last night the council approved the ban but allowed for current growing operations to continue.
Despite several fires still burning near Brookings and Sisters Oregon, the Oregon department of Environmental Quality says the air throughout the Willamette Valley is good. People travelling to Eugene or Salem from Florence should have no breathing issues as a result of those fires. Winds are pushing the smoke away from the I-5 corridor for the time being. A new fire effecting 125 acres east of the current Chetco location was reported Tuesday and officials say that the steep terrain has made it difficult to deploy firefighters. The fire is approximately 10 miles to the east of the Chetco Bar Fire.
FRAA Guests at Chamber
If you enjoy art, the Florence area Chamber of Commerce has a new exhibitor. The Florence Regional Arts Alliance is the visiting display for the month of September. You can view the Artworks during Chamber Business hours Monday through Friday from 9-5 and 10 to 2 on Saturdays.