Florence Oregon News

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Central Lincoln Seeks Extra Security Fencing; Sunday’s Wreck Update From Oregon State Police; Food Share Benefit From Empty Bowls Event

Central Lincoln Seeks Extra Security Fencing The Florence Planning Commission will hear a request by Central Lincoln PUD to expand a “pre-existing, non-conforming use” of chain link fencing around a portion of the parking and storage areas of their office at Tenth Street and Highway 101.  The publicly owned utility […]

Florence Champion Passes; Additional Emergency Heat Funding Available; Anderson to Host Town Hall

Florence Champion Passes The Florence community has learned of the passing of longtime resident and influencer Tom Grove.  Grove was instrumental in bringing to life many of the things taken for granted in Florence like the Florence Events Center and the current state of PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Medical Center as […]

Siuslaw River Bridge

City Reports Telephone Issue; OCHS Christmas Store; Chanukah Celebration; Green Friday

City Reports Telephone Issue Telephone issues interrupted communications for the city of Florence briefly yesterday. For about an hour and a half Wednesday morning the city’s phone system went off line for undetermined reasons.  Asst city manager Megan Messmer relayed the information to the public via radio and the city’s […]

Board Hears Stats on Sex Offenders; Cost of Living: Florence; Commercial Crabbing; Winter Music Festival

Board Hears Stats on Sex Offenders The Siuslaw School District Board of Directors heard from a retired police detective last week.  Dean Lott spent 12-years investigating crimes, 90% of which, he says, involved crimes against children.  Those were usually sex crimes.  In his letter to the board Lott said Oregon […]