New Director For Peace Harbor Foundation; Paving North on 101; Crow High School Threat; Winter Music Festival

New Director For Peace Harbor Foundation

PeaceHealth has announced that it has hired a full time director for the Peace Harbor Medical Center Foundation.  This is the second time in a year the position has been filled.  The foundation has announced the hiring of Dave Rigsby.  Rigsby formerly worked with Willamette university and has been working with Oregon Tech companies like Intel and Corsource.  Rigsby will work closely with providers and leaders at Peace Harbor to develop strategies and programs that will serve the hospital and support the Foundation.  PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Medical Center Foundation assists the not-for-profit hospital in supplying equipment as well as upgrades and remodels to facilities and for education and training for staff. Rigsby will begin his role on January 30th.

Paving North on 101

If you are planning a trip up the coast this week be prepared for some delays as Highway 101 just north of Newport will be undergoing paving.  Much of the paving is to finish up on some repairs that slides have caused over the rainy period this January.  The paving will occur between mileposts 133 and 136.  ODOT is reporting that they are continuing to do repair work on areas along 101 that have been impacted by slides.  Paving is expected to be completed by Thursday weather permitting.

Crow High School Threat

Lane County Sheriff’s department responded to an online threat at Crow High School.  Sgt. Tom Speldrich says investigators became aware of a media post made by a Crow High School student asking other students for help in shooting up the school.  The juvenile was arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct in the First Degree.  The student was transported to the SERBU juvenile detention facility.  They do not believe there is any further threat to the school.

Winter Music Festival

The Florence Events Center will be filled with Bluegrass and Folk music this weekend for the Winter Music Festival.  Headlining the Saturday evening performance is Grammy award winning fiddle player Michael Cleveland and his group Flamekeeper.  Two and three day passes have been sold out but there are still single day tickets available.  Information on the event and a list of other artists attending is available at