ODOT Moving Ahead with Paving
Rain last week held back the paving of Highway 101 from the Siuslaw river bridge to Highway 126. That work is expected to come this week as the paving window slowly closes on Florence. The Oregon Department of Transportation had planned for a mid-week paving, but weather held off necessary work needed to move forward. Crews were out last night setting up lane closures and with sunshine forecast through at least Thursday of this week, conditions should be acceptable for ODOT. Crews continue to work on sidewalks and utilities and the projected completion date is still scheduled for late October.
Open Fishing on the Ocean
Fishing continues to be good on the Siuslaw River in Florence, but on the ocean, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says there is still plenty of fish yet to be caught and that has prompted them to open the ocean to no limit fishing on ODFW says that there is still an estimated 6700 Coho salmon left to be caught and anglers will have until the 29th of September to gather any legal sized salmon that they can with a daily bag limit of 2.
Florence Yamaha Looking to Relocate
Florence Yamaha is looking to relocate its business and will go before the Florence Planning Commission tomorrow to seek a change in status to the property located at 310 Highway 101 on the Southeast Corner of Maple and Highway 101. The property is currently designated as a hardware store and the applicants are looking to have that changed to sporting goods, specializing in ATV sales. The current designation allows for only limited display items and storage. The planning commission meets tomorrow evening at 5:30 at City Hall.
Florence Festival of Books
The Florence Festival of Books comes to the FEC this weekend. Register Guard columnist and author Bob Welch will be the keynote speaker for Friday evening. Tickets are just $8.00 for that event which begins at 7pm. The festival continues from 10 to 4 on Saturday with over 70 authors and publishers scheduled to attend.