Gazebo on the Siuslaw River

Wright Prepares For House Run; WLAD Executive Session; 97439 – COVID Case; Burning

Wright Prepares For House Run

Candidate for the District 9 House Seat, Boomer Wright has announced that he will be opening his campaign headquarters this Friday in Winchester Bay.  The space is located at 465 Beach Boulevard and the time of the event is from 3-6pm.  Lawn chairs are requested for a time of conversation and refreshments on the lawn.  Wright says he is looking forward to speaking for the people on the coast.

“It’s not my voice that is important in Salem, it’s the coastal voice.  And that’s my goal to take some coastal common sense to Salem, because it is desperately needed.”

Wright, a former educator with Siuslaw Schools hopes to represent the coast in November.  He will be on hand for the opening this Friday in Winchester Bay.

WLAD Executive Session

This Thursday at 4 pm the Western Lane Ambulance District Board of Directors will hold an executive session to conduct deliberations with persons designated to conduct labor negotiations.  The meeting is not open to the public.

97439 – COVID Case

Lane County Health recognized the first coronavirus case in the Florence Area.  On their case map it lists cases but not specific numbers.  The map shows a ratio between 1 and 9 cases for the 97439 zip code.  A total of 9 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in Lane County.  According to Lane County Health the new cases are all centered around the Eugene/Springfield area.  5 of the new cases are individuals in their 40s’ one of the 5 is in the hospital but reportedly not on a ventilator.  The remaining 4 cases are individuals in their 20’s, 30’s, 50’s and 70’s. also 7 of the 9 confirmed tests are results from Latin X testing which works within the Latino community.  Total positive test results for Lane county are now at 77.  Across the state the number of COVID-19 cases are 4,302.  131,508 tests have been conducted to date.


It is the first week of June and the Lane Regional Air Protection Agency has not yet pulled the plug on outdoor burning.  Currently burning is allowed between the hours of 8 am and 6 pm around the county with the exception of the cities of Eugene and Florence.  Burning within city limits is always prohibited.  Fire season is upon us and precautions should be used when considering a burn.  In addition to dry conditions take into account wind forecasts when planning a burn.