Florence Oregon News

Boats on the Siuslaw

Community Grants Available; Winter Music Festival; Gas Prices; Severe Weather Possible; Boil Water Notice

Community Grants Available A program that funds ideas for improving communities is now open to applications. The A-A-R-P Community Challenge grant program is accepting applications until March 6th for projects that can be enacted quickly to make cities more livable for people of all ages. Stacy Larsen with A-A-R-P Oregon […]

Gazebo on the Siuslaw River

County to Discontinue Non-Emergency Call Center; ODOT Concerned About Water Levels; Mapleton School Board Meeting; ONA Strike Will Not Effect Peace Harbor

County to Discontinue Non-Emergency Call Center With storm cleanup well underway and some areas have been completely cleared Lane County has decided to discontinue its non-emergency call center.  Officials say that calls have steadily declined over the past several days and they have decided to use the resources on other […]

City Council Meeting; Deadly Accident on 101 – South of Bridge; Debt Legislation; Informational Meeting for Landlords – SOS

City Council Meeting This evening’s Florence City Council meeting will consider resolution 1 series 2024 that would authorize the city to exercise the power of eminent domain for the Rhododendron Drive realignment project. According to city data the realignment will only effect one property along the stretch between New Hope […]

Siuslaw Bridge and Sealion

Road Open, Repairs Continue; Power Repairs; LCOG Offices; Hackers Tactics; Norton Gets Food and Beverage Post at TRC

Road Open, Repairs Continue The Oregon Department of Transportation has cleared most of the debris from highway 126 and the link between Florence and Eugene has reopened.  Last night about 5:30 ODOT lifted the restrictions, but there is still much work to be done to repair portions of the road […]

Boats on the Siuslaw

Remnants of Weekend Storm; Grid Failure Leaves Florence/Reedsport in the Dark; Boil Water Notice Rescinded; Plover Habitat Expanding

Remnants of Weekend Storm This weekend’s winter storm had lasting effects for the area.  Ice and wind caused many power outages and closed roads out of Florence.  Highway 126 experienced dozens of downed trees from Mapleton to Veneta and as of this morning the road is still closed in both […]