Florence Oregon News

Peace Harbor Fairing Well Amid Pandemic; Governor Extends Dine-in Ban; Tele-Town Hall with Congressman DeFazio; New Coronavirus Cases; ODEM Releases Inventory Numbers; Striping Begins

Peace Harbor Fairing Well Amid Pandemic Community Hospitals across the nation are facing uncertainty and some are even shutting their doors amid the COVID-19 crisis as the ability to provide services such as elective surgeries dwindles.  Locally Peace Harbor hospital has converted its surgical department in order to provide beds […]

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City Wheels Keep Turning; Commissioner Claims Policy Is Public Health Creation; New Totals, New Deaths; Backflow Testing; LRAPA Calls for Burn Ban Due to COVID-19

City Wheels Keep Turning The City of Florence plans to move forward with construction projects that have been in the works for some time.  Two projects will be going out to bid according to Public Works Director Mike Miller. “One is a short little sewer project out on Rhododendron Drive […]

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Sides Line Up On Coronavirus Reporting; Oregon Tops 1,000 for COVID-19 Cases; LCC Online; Gas Prices Take a Dip; Regulations Eased

Sides Line Up On Coronavirus Reporting It began as a plea for Lane County to broaden the regulations for reporting COVID-19 cases in rural Lane County that sparked a debate between public health and personal privacy.  Late Friday afternoon the Siuslaw news posted an article on social media about the […]

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Central Lincoln PUD Offers Assistance; No Evictions Says Governor Brown; PPE Levels Good in Florence; Loan Applications Become Available

Central Lincoln PUD Offers Assistance As COVID-19 continues to shut down businesses and forces employees to the unemployment line, essential services continue to support residents that have found themselves without an income.  The latest is Central Lincoln PUD.  The power utility has implemented a Job Loss Assistance Program for residential […]

Rhododendron Festival Cancelled

Rhododendron Festival Cancelled The Covid-19 pandemic strikes another blow to the Florence economy.  The City’s Rhododendron Festival has been cancelled for the first time since World War 2.  Florence Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Bettina Hannigan says the Chamber’s presidential team along with City Manager Erin Reynolds had discussed […]