Florence Oregon News

DeFazio making the circuit

Fourth District U.S. Congressman Peter DeFazio will be holding a series of eight Town Hall meetings around Southwest Oregon over the next week.  DeFazio make stops in Elkton, Bandon and Port Orford on Tuesday to discuss the federal budget, jobs and transportation legislation.  He also expects to talk about the […]

ID and cause of death determined

Authorities say there was no apparent foul play in the drowning death of a Pennsylvania man, who’s body was found floating in Woahink Lake south of Florence yesterday.  According to Sergeant Spence Slater with the Lane County Sheriff’s office, an autopsy revealed the cause of death for 60-year old Bruce […]

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 […]