Road Construction Reminder; Ticket Sales to Benefit SOS; Special Library Programs; OCF Fall Grant Cycle

Road Construction Reminder

It will be more than a year before the completion of the Rhododendron Drive realignment project is ready for regular traffic, for the time being the travel over the popular stretch of scenic roadway for the Florence area closed to regular traffic.  The exception is for those who need to access the Oregon Coast Humane society and the Lane County Transfer Station.  Today and tomorrow the crews working the redo will be ready for increased traffic due to the Hazardous waste disposal event happening at the Transfer station.  Motorists that have disposable hazardous waste are asked to only try and access the station from the south end of the roadway.  Traffic will not be allowed from the north side near 35th street.  Access to the event will have to come from 9th street or from Rhododendron Drive south of the construction area.  Hazardous waste disposal will be noon to 5 pm today and 8am until 2pm tomorrow.  You can access what types of items are allowed at the city’s website at

Ticket Sales to Benefit SOS

Siuslaw Outreach services is going to get a boost from the Eugene Emeralds.  The Ems have donated 250 tickets for sale by the organization which could generate up to $2.250 for programs that help with survivors of Domestic and sexual violence in the area.  The tickets are $15.00for a game featuring the Emeralds against the Tri-City Dust Devils on Saturday June 29th.  SOS will receive $9 from every ticket sold.  Tickets can be purchased directly from SOS at 1576 West 12th street or by calling 541-204-1639.

Special Library Programs

A series of special programs got underway earlier this week at Siuslaw Public Library.  Adult Services Librarian Kevin Mittge said they’re all related.

“In June and July we do adult summer reading so we actually have, kind of, a few extra programs.”

Earlier this week they hosted a musical program and next week Mittge will be presenting.

Tuesday the 11th I’m doing the Endowment Book Presentation.  We get some money from Western Lane Community Foundation to buy some specials books. And then we’ve got the rain forest presentation on the 22nd.”

 Saturday, June 22nd they’ll feature Darielle Rocca (ro-KUH) of the Siuslaw National Forest.  Then in July, there will be two more.  Saturday July 6th will focus on gardening with native plants.  Closing out the series will be July 27th featuring a presentation brought by the Lane County Master Recyclers.

OCF Fall Grant Cycle

The Oregon Community Foundation has announced their 2024 fall grant cycle along with their arts and culture rebuilding fund.  Non-profits interested in applying for funds will first need to update their profile on the OCF website.  The OCF is offering two informational sessions for the community grants program.  The first is on June 17th from 3-4pm and the second is on June 27th from 10am until 11am.  You must register at the OCF special zoom website at There is a special information session for the Arts and Culture rebuilding program on June 20th from 1-2pm.