Florence Oregon News

AARP to Help With Fire Survivors; Hybrid Training for Preparedness; Road Clearing; Budget Committee Members Wanted

AARP to Help With Fire Survivors Southern Oregon continues to recover from the fires of 2020 and grants are helping residents in the region. The Almeda Fire in Jackson County devastated the towns of Talent and Phoenix. About 17-hundred manufactured homes were destroyed, and more than half of those homes […]

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Former Veneta Resident Arrested; Chamber to Receive Grant; Committee and Board Recruitment; OHA Offers to Pay Licensing Fees

Former Veneta Resident Arrested A man who formally lived in the Veneta area has been arrested for having images of Child pornography and for attempting to solicit sex from a 13 year old.  45 year old Lon Curtis Coffey was taken into custody after sheriff’s deputies received information from the […]

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Chamber President/CEO News; Pump Prices; Job Fair Scheduled

Chamber President/CEO News Florence Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Bettina Hannigan is three fourths through a 4 year course with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for Organization Management.  Raymond Towle is the U.S. Chamber’s Vice President and says that institute graduates are recognized across the country as […]

New Director For Peace Harbor Foundation; Paving North on 101; Crow High School Threat; Winter Music Festival

New Director For Peace Harbor Foundation PeaceHealth has announced that it has hired a full time director for the Peace Harbor Medical Center Foundation.  This is the second time in a year the position has been filled.  The foundation has announced the hiring of Dave Rigsby.  Rigsby formerly worked with […]

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Legislation Planned for Food Assistance; Flu Report; Crabbing Closure; City Council Meeting

Legislation Planned for Food Assistance A big gap exists in who can receive food assistance in Oregon. Lawmakers want to bridge that divide this session. Federal law excludes people who are undocumented from programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, the country’s largest food assistance program. The Food […]

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Nurses Seeking Law; Construction to Impede Upon Refuge; Boil Notice Still On; King Tides

Nurses Seeking Law Oregon nurses say they’re struggling under high patient loads and they want state lawmakers to do something about it. The Oregon Nurses Association is backing a “safe staffing” bill this session which would set minimums for the number of nurses in particular units of the hospital. There […]