Florence Oregon News

Air Quality in Mapleton Degraded Air quality for residents in the area surrounding the Sweet Creek Milepost 2 fire is degraded.  Travis Knudsen from the Lane Regional Air Protection Agency says even without sensors in the area the presence of heavy smoke is a danger to health. “It’s pretty easy […]

Fire Suspect Arrested; Sweet Creek Milepost 2 Fire Status; Governor Extends Homeowner Protection; COVID-19 Numbers; Air Quality For Western Lane County; Holiday Gas Prices

Fire Suspect Arrested Lane county sheriff’s department has arrested a suspect in the Sweet Creek Fire.  44 year old Elias Newton Pendergrass of Mapleton was arrested for Arson in the first degree in connection with the fire currently burning in the Sweet Creek Area.  Sheriff’s detectives in conjunction with the […]

Mapleton Ready For Distance Learning; OSP Releases Preliminary Information on Recovered Body; Gas Prices Steady; Covid Numbers; One Suspect Still At Large

Mapleton Ready For Distance Learning Mapleton School District is preparing for Comprehensive Distance Learning as is the Siuslaw School District.  Superintendent for Mapleton Schools, Jodi O’mara, says teachers are meeting this week to prepare for orientation.  She says one of the things that will be different this fall from last […]

Gazebo on the Siuslaw River

Chamber Event Postponed; OHA Weekly Report; Marines Honored With Flag Lowering; Decision On Development Postponed; National Dog Day

Chamber Event Postponed Another long-running chamber event goes by the way side, at least temporarily.  October is one of the consistently good weather months for Florence and the time to celebrate the Wine and Chowder festival, a two day event is generally the last big hurrah for the tourism season, […]