Governor Moves Forward Despite Flak
The State continues to move closer to the 70% mark of vaccinations. And Governor Kate Brown has reiterated her intentions to lift mask mandates as soon as that happens. At a press conference on Friday Brown said even though she knows it could pose issues for communities and populations that have not had high rates of vaccination. Lane County was able to move into the lower risk category last Wednesday but several counties in the southern and eastern part of the state have yet to break the 50% mark and some have yet to reach the 40 percentile. The Oregon Health Authority reported yesterday that vaccination rates have increased over the weekend by about 3500 doses daily. The state is at about 2 percent away from the 70 % goal. Lane County positive case numbers continue to be low with only 5 cases reported yesterday. Florence is still reporting the same number as last week with 256 all time cases known.
Pair Arrested in Storage Unit Robberies
Last Thursday the Florence Police department arrested two suspects in the burglary of several storage units at 101 Mini Storage. The suspects and their vehicle were identified after evidence was collected at the scene. Police received information that the suspects were staying at the Quality Inn. Police located Camille Renee Childers of Florence and 31 year old Bradley James Robbins, also from Florence, the two were taken into custody without incident. The two were transported to the Lane County Jail and are charged with multiple felonies.
Missing Man Located
On Friday the Lane County Sheriff’s office located a man who had been missing for 2days. 56 year old Adam Specht did not return home to Eugene after telling family members that he was going to the beach. Specht’s vehicle along with his cell phone were found in the North Jetty parking lot. The U.S. Coast Guard, Florence Police and Siuslaw Valley fire and Rescue assisted in the search. Specht was located near Heceta Beach Lighthouse according to one source. He was taken to Peace Harbor hospital for evaluation.
School Board to Meet In Person
The Siuslaw School Board will meet on Wednesday it will be the board’s first in-person meeting since the beginning of the pandemic. Although the board will meet together, the public will still be required to log into a virtual meeting site to participate. The board will recognize outgoing board members and a retiree recognition before going over school business which include a review of the standards of conduct for new board members. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 after a work session meeting that will convene at 6 pm. Access for the public will be available on the board’s youtube channel.