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Lane County Releases Capsize Victim’s Name; National Night Out; Gas Dips In Florence; Dunes City Council Meeting

Lane County Releases Capsize Victim’s Name

The Lane County Sheriff’s office has released the name of the boater that died after his boat capsized while crossing the bar at the entrance to the Siuslaw river on Monday.  He was retired Siuslaw school teacher and avid fisherman, Bruce McKibbin of Florence.  Sgt. Carrie Carver of the Sheriff’s department says the investigation is ongoing and she could not say whether or not McKibbin was wearing a life-vest, but Carver said that the U.S. Coast guard tried to revive Mr. McKibbin with CPR and an Automated External Defibulator. He was pronounced deceased shortly after 3 pm on Monday.

National Night Out

Thousands of people gathered last night at Miller Park to celebrate the City’s participation in the National Night Out campaign.  Mayor Joe Henry was behind the BBq with help from many volunteers.  Bouncy houses, Tug of War, and many other games kept people busy as a several hundred foot line of people waited to eat.  Each emergency response agency had a show of vehicles and equipment along with static displays.  Several of the area non-profit agencies were also on hand as well as members of the Siuslaw School Bond Advisory Committee handing out packets of information on the upcoming school bond.

Gas Dips In Florence

While the east coast is feeling the pinch of high demand for gasoline and higher prices, the west coast is seeing steady consumption and a slight relief in prices.  In Florence the average price of a gallon of regular gas  has dipped 7 cents over the last week to $2.96 a gallon.  The Oregon average dropped only a cent.  Record high demands for fuel and tightened inventories should cause the price to rise over the next several weeks.  The nation’s consumption of 9.88 million barrels a day is an all time record high according to AAA Oregon.

Dunes City Council Meeting

The Dunes City council will meet this evening at 6 pm at city hall, 82877 Spruce Street.  The council will review updates to the Dunes City Code and discuss an Interagency Governmental Agreement with Lane County Animal Services as well as a review of unimproved roads in the city’s jurisdiction.