Gas Prices Spike; Crash Snarls Traffic; Project Graduation; Oregon Roadshow; Lane County Auction

Gas Prices Spike

In less than a week gasoline prices have jumped again in Florence.  Monday saw a 5 cent jump raising the average price of a gallon of regular gas to $2.72 a gallon.  On Wednesday the average price shot up 15 cents to $2.87 a gallon.  According to Marie Dodds with AAA Oregon the jump is a west coast issue dealing with refineries and a decrease in supply. At least 5 California refineries are experiencing problems that are limiting the amount of gasoline that they can produce adding to the tightening supplies. The rest of the country is experiencing slight drops in prices.  Dodds says prices will continue to rise until the issues on the west coast are resolved.  Outside of the Florence area prepare to pay above the $3.00 mark for fuel.

Crash Snarls Traffic

A two vehicle crash yesterday afternoon blocked both lanes or Highway 101 south of the Siuslaw River Bridge.  Traffic backed up for about an hours as cleanup occurred.  There were no reports of serious injuries in the accident.

Project Graduation

The senior class of Siuslaw High School is encouraging Florence to bring their redeemable cans and bottle to tomorrow night’s home game.  Seniors are collecting them for their Project Graduation celebration and after Graduation Trip.  The class hopes to collect 20,000 units for their celebration.  People that bring them to the game tomorrow evening will also receive a pair of blue and gold pom pom’s to help cheer on the Vikings.

Oregon Roadshow

Next Thursday in Reedsport the Umpqua Discovery Center will host a live performance of the Teddy Roosevelt: Oregon Roadshow.  Historical recreator Joe Wiegland, will perform as Teddy Roosevelt sharing stories and anecdotes focused on the building of the American Northwest.  The event is put on in part by the Oregon Historical Society and is free and open to the public.  The show begins at noon, October 10th.

Lane County Auction

At the end of October Lane County will auction off properties that it has in its holdings.  The October 31st auction will include several Florence and Florence area properties and includes small tracts of land and one mobile home located in Greentrees.  Information on these properties can be found at  You can go to the coast radio website or our facebook page for the direct link.