Buehler Visits Florence; Burning Season Finally Opens; Auxilliary Treats; Aspire Hopes to Inspire

Buehler Visits Florence

With just over a week to go before voters decide on who will take the governor’s office, Representative Knute Buehler made his way across the western part of the state with a visit to 9 counties over the weekend.  He made a stop here in Florence to talk about his plan for the state.  He told Coast Radio News that when it comes to how he solves issues he uses his experience in both his political life as well as his training as a physician.

201: “I don’t ask if people are a republican or a democrat or independent, I ask them ‘what’s your problem’ and I gather the data and I talk to other people and then I roll up my sleeves and I fix the problem.”

Education has been a hot button on the campaign trail and Buehler says that Oregon was once a great system in the U.S. but has been torn down through budget cuts and lack of focus on the students.  He says he would like to see more individual instruction and a change in focus to include skilled worker instruction.

202: :”There’s a lot of good paying jobs that are going unfilled, welders, electricians, truck drivers, you know, these are jobs that are going to be paying $60, $70 thousand dollars to a young person with benefits and on top of that, no school loan debts.”

Buehler laid out his agenda on education, health care, corruption, and child welfare.  Voters will decide next Tuesday, if he has earned their vote.

Burning Season Finally Opens

The fall outdoor burning season finally opens for Lane County.  The Lane Regional Air Protection Agency made the announcement on Friday.  LRAPA spokesperson Jo Niehaus said the delay happened until all of Lane County could be declared safe from wildfire danger.  Backyard burning is allowed outside the city limits of Florence, but residents must still obtain a burn permit from Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue.  LRAPA does however still encourage alternative to backyard burning by dropping off yard debris at any of the Lane County collection sites or by chipping and composting.

Auxilliary Treats

Halloween is just 2 days away and the Florence Police Department is doing their part to help kids stay safe this holiday.  At 5 pm at the justice center there will be candy and reflective bags distributed to Trick or Treaters.  The event will last until 6:30 pm.  The event is hosted by the Police Auxiliary.

Aspire Hopes to Inspire

Tomorrow at 5:30 at the Bromley Room at the Siuslaw Public Library the Siuslaw High School’s ASPIRE team will be holding an information meeting for any and all Florence community members interested in becoming a new local scholarship provider.  Anyone who is interested in learning how to become a new local provider, why local scholarships are so important to our students and community, explore the ever-rising cost of colleges and learn about our local scholarship awards ceremony.