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New Circuit Court Appointees; Gas Prices Continue Downward Trajectory; National 811 Day; Chamber Considers In-Person Meetings

New Circuit Court Appointees Lane County gets two new Circuit Court Judges.  Effective immediately Michelle Bassi and Beatrice Grace will fill the two open positions created by the retirement of Judge Charles Carlson and Judge Lauren Holland.  Governor Kate Brown made the appointment announcement yesterday.  Both Bassi and Grace are […]

Florence Oregon Covid-19 News

Breakthrough Cases; Wildfire Risk Map Rescinded; District to Benefit From Federal Monies

Breakthrough Cases COVID-19 breakthrough cases in vaccinated individuals for the month of July were 53.4% or 21,380.  The Oregon Health Authority reported the numbers last night in its latest report.  The numbers have been fairly steady over the past several months, but since the vaccine was first introduced the number […]

Port of Siuslaw

Hannigan Receives Kudos; Kiwanis Flags; Commissioners Seek Public Testimony; PeaceHealth Ranks #1; COVID-19 Cases

Hannigan Receives Kudos Florence Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Bettina Hannigan’s leadership is being lauded by the chamber’s board of Directors.  Hannigan has recently returned from Washington DC where she officially graduated from a year long virtual course dealing with childhood education and development through k-12 and higher […]

Siuslaw River Bridge

School Prepared for Monkeypox; Youth Returned to Camp Florence; Gas Prices; Bridge Work; Book Sale

School Prepared for Monkeypox As families are preparing to send their children back to school next month the news of another unexpected health risk is a cause of concern.  Siuslaw Schools Superintendent Andy Grzeskowiak says Monkeypox is on his mind.  But, he added, they’re already preparing for it. “All of […]

City Re-certifies Coast Guard City Status; Annexation Approved; More Opposition for Quince Street Hotel; Bridge Work Continues

City Re-certifies Coast Guard City Status The City of Florence officially proclaimed august first as Coast Guard City day as the city receives its recertification as a coast guard city.  At last night’s city council meeting Mayor Joe Henry read the proclamation making it official.  Mayor Henry said as  the […]