Florence Oregon News

STEP Program Seeks Volunteers; Coronavirus Cases Decline; Governor to Announce Million Dollar Winner; First Citizen Nominees Announced

STEP Program Seeks Volunteers The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking applications for two volunteer positions for their Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program Advisory Committee (STEP). Applicants should have experience working with volunteers, community service organizations, or involvement in natural resources or angling education. Additional experience or knowledge […]

Florence Oregon Covid-19 News

Variant Concerns Medical Community; Housing Issues Face Businesses; Health Care Job Fair Coming to Events Center

Variant Concerns Medical Community Oregon vaccination rates are dropping steadily even as the news of the Delta Variant is taking hold across the country and in Oregon.  The Oregon Health Authority is reporting that daily doses of the vaccine have dropped to below 5600 per day.  Yesterday’s report from the […]

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Sheriff’s Office Investigates Vandalism; Elementary School Principal Chosen; National Night Out Planned; COVID-19 Update

Sheriff’s Office Investigates Vandalism Two separate instances of vandalism that targeted internet and cell phone companies over the past two weeks are under investigation, but cannot currently be connected, according to Lane County Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Sgt. Tom Speldrich.  Speldrich says a person of interest was turned over to […]

Increase in Firefighter Presence for 4th; 4th Festivities; Final Monthly OHA Report; Cases and Percentages; Mask Controversy

Increase in Firefighter Presence for 4th Florence residents will see more Firefighters in town this Fourth of July.  The number of injuries and fires caused by the improper use of fireworks generally rises over the holiday, according to Western Lane Fire and EMS Authority Chief, Michael Schick. Extra firefighters will […]

Florence Oregon Covid-19 News

Some Businesses Not Done With Masks; Century Link Outage; Military Museum Celebrates 4th; Celebrating Bottle Bill; Last Day to Nominate

Some Businesses Not Done With Masks Beginning today fully vaccinated individuals will no longer be required to wear masks in most settings around Oregon.  Large grocery stores like Safeway and Fred Meyer released information saying that while they will not be checking vaccination status upon entry, people that are unvaccinated, […]