Mural Dedicated; Arrest in Hit and Run; Cannery Station Begins Clearing; Dunefest Stats from Douglas County Sheriffs

Mural Dedicated

Partisan politics were put aside yesterday as the city council came together to dedicate the mural on the Central Lincoln PUD building.  About one hundred spectators came to the event and Mayor Joe Henry recognized the difficulties surrounding the mural saying that there had been stress on both sides but in the end it was time to celebrate together.

“I’m really proud of the Public Arts Committee, our city staff and our community for getting behind this.”

On hand for the ceremony were the artists behind the mural.  Angelina Marino-Heidel spoke to the crowd.

“My deepest wish is that everybody will come to accept it but even better really embrace it.”

Harlan Springer with the Public arts committee said the PAC was very excited about the results of the mural and proud of all the efforts that went in to its creation.

Arrest in Hit and Run

Tuesday’s hit and run on Highway 101 across from Fred Meyer resulted in the arrest of a Florence man.  Immediately after the accident at 1:23 Tuesday afternoon, one person fled the scene on foot.  That person was identified as 57 year old Jay David Finders.  Finders was escorted to the Florence Police Department the following day by two acquaintances, according to the Florence Police.  Police interviewed Finders and then placed him under arrest for Failure to Perform Duties of a Driver to injured persons and Reckless Driving.  The first charge is listed as a felony. Finders was transferred to Lane County Adult Corrections.  The driver of the second vehicle was transported to Peace Harbor hospital to be treated for injuries.

Cannery Station Begins Clearing

Land across the street from Fred Meyer is in the clearing stages as the property to be known as Cannery Station begins the construction phase.  The 17 acre parcel will be built in several phases with the construction of an assisted living facility to be the main focus and then retail and housing units will be added.  The project is expected to take ten years to complete.

Dunefest Stats from Douglas County Sheriffs

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Department released their numbers from the recent Dunefest in Winchester Bay.  The 6 day event resulted in 18 arrests, 6 speeding violations, 6 DUII arrests, 10 citations to minors in possession of alcohol, as well as 196 warnings and one felony arrest.  There were also 3 injury crashes during the event.