Florence Oregon News

Delay in Dunes City Septic Ordinance

Dunes City Councilors will not be discussing either of the two ordinances that would alter or abolish regulations requiring regular inspection and monitoring of septic systems this evening.  Mayor Becky Ruede said the City Recorder and attorney discovered the original septic ordinance was actually a land-use regulation and thereby subject […]

Body found at Woahink Lake

Authorities are trying to confirm the identity of a body found drifting in Woahink Lake yesterday afternoon.  Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue responded shortly after one pm after a passerby spotted what appeared to be the body of a man floating near the first bridge on Canary Road, just off […]

Late Senator had lasting impact

The news of the passing earlier this week of former Oregon Governor and U.S. Senator Mark Hatfield was met with sadness on the part of many who knew him.  One of those, Florence resident Wilbur Ternyik, developed a close friendship with Hatfield. Wilbur Ternyik:  “I got tremendous help from him.  […]

Fire restrictions increasing

It’s been a quiet fire season so far, but conditions are expected to change.  Oregon Department of Forestry spokesperson Phil Hunter says warmer weather is expected inland later this week and with it will come stepped up fire safety rules.  Effective Friday “regulated use closure” will be implemented on public […]