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Additional Charges for Sex Abuser; Financial Assistance; Music; Oregon Health Plan Coverage Updates

Additional Charges for Sex Abuser A Veneta man who was recently arrested and charged with trying to have sex with an underaged girl has had additional charges added after Lane County Sheriff’s Detectives learned of other unlawful actions including sexual abuse of a child under the age of 12.  45 […]

OPB Selects New Branch Manager; State of the City; Florence Home and Garden Show

OPB Selects New Branch Manager Oregon Pacific Bank has announced the replacement for retiring Florence Branch Manager Lori Gates.  In a press release yesterday, Kim Erickson, Senior Vice President and Florence Team Leader said Al Rojas would be taking the position.  Rojas most recent responsibilities were as Operations Supervisor for […]

Siuslaw Bridge and Sealion

Cold Start; 12th Annual Wine, Chowder and Glass Float Trail; Gas Prices; Free Fishing Weekend

Cold Start Several entities east of Florence are getting a late start today due to weather conditions.  Some Eugene schools are starting late as well as some medical facilities.  Willamette Valley cancer institute and Research Center is on schedule.  Road conditions are good along 126 according to Tripcheck.  Temperatures dipped […]

Port of Siuslaw

Students Offered Counseling; Wind and Weather; Coast Guard Rescue; Tree Removal (update)

Students Offered Counseling The death of a Siuslaw High School last weekend has prompted school officials to offer support for students and staff as they all try to process the loss.  Formal and informal grief and emotional support counseling has been offered.  A memorial service for Terrence Evans will be […]

Siuslaw River Bridge

AARP Investing in Small Towns and Cities; Gas Prices; Lighthouse Birthday; Rhododendron Forms

AARP Investing in Small Towns and Cities Imagine community projects that can be turned around quickly. Sounds unlikely? A program that does just that is open for applications. Started in 2017, the A-A-R-P Community Challenge program provides grants to improve cities and towns for people of all ages. The city […]

Boats on the Siuslaw

Levy Measure to Make Ballot in May; LCPH Releases Suicide Report; Radio Auction; Chamber Flowering Baskets

Levy Measure to Make Ballot in May Lane County Commissioners unanimously approved a measure for the May 16th ballot that would renew an existing tax levy that has supported more than half of the operation of the Lane County Jail for the past decade.  Sheriff Cliff Harold stressed this would […]