Florence Oregon News

Woodbury Added To Council; DUII Enforcement To Increase for Super Bowl; Watershed Council Special Presentation; Tsunami Alert Lifted

City Adds Woodbury To Council Last night the Florence City Council moved forward in filling its vacant council seat.  The Council had met in a special work session where it deliberated on the four choices.  Up for consideration for the seat were Dan Lofy, Maureen Miltenberger, Joel Marks, and Woody […]

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Extrication Training; Parks Remain Open Amid Shutdown; Marchers in Support of Measure 101

Firefighter Training Two dozen firefighters from four different agencies endured the cold and the rain yesterday to undergo training for extricating people trapped in a motor vehicle.  Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue, Swisshome, Deadwood and Mapleton all participated in a two day training hosted by Dallas Fire.  Firefighters teamed up […]

Siuslaw Business Awards; No More Polystyrene; Sage-grouse Under Attack; Storm Creates Flood Warning

Business Awards Announced The Florence Area Chamber of Commerce has announced their 10th annual Siuslaw Business Awards nominees.  As well as honoring the First Citizen and Future First Citizen of Florence at this year’s event, local businesses will be honored for their excellence in the local business community.  As well […]

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Nominations For First Citizen and Future First Citizen Announced; Climate Change Disappears From Official Documents; Gas Prices Rise

First Citizen and Future First Citizen Nominees Announced The nominations for Florence First Citizen and Florence Future First Citizen have been announced.  The annual recognition for residents and students for their contributions to the community was released this morning.  3 members of the community were acknowledged in the category of […]

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Pesticide Ban Put On Hold; Tourism Dollars Come To Florence; Storm Brings Power Outages

Pesticides Threaten Salmon A trio of widely-used pesticides are threatening Northwest salmon and the orca that rely on them, even with these species on the brink of extinction. That’s according to a biological opinion from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s fisheries office that the environmental law organization Earthjustice unveiled […]