Florence Oregon News

Cancer fighters set to walk at Miller Park

Opening ceremonies of the 12th annual Florence Relay for Life to raise money for the American Cancer Society is set for noon tomorrow.  This year’s relay is dedicated to the memory of Linda Bergmann, she passed away in October of last year.  Bergmann, who had dealt with breast cancer for […]

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.  […]

Services this morning for fallen soldier

Funeral services will be held this morning, 11 o’clock, at the Florence Events Center for Pfc. Brice Scott, the Eugene soldier who was shot and killed ten days ago in Afghanistan.  His body was returned to Florence, where his father was raised and his grandparents still live, earlier this week.  […]

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 […]

Florence man facing charges

An 18-year old Florence man was arrested last week and faces several misdemeanor charges after the destruction of a public restroom toilet at Miller Park.  Police say there were called to the park late last Thursday afternoon to a report of an explosion.  Witnesses said Brandon Douglas Luna ignited a […]

Oregon News and Northwest Sports

Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) – A grand jury has indicted an Oregon man on aggravated murder and other charges in last month’s killing of his wife and four children. Jackson County Chief Deputy District Attorney Beth Heckert says the grand […]

Taking a Look at Coast Radio Sports

The Eugene Emeralds spanked the Salem Keizer Volcanoes with their bats last night… putting up 13 hits in a 13-7 win to capture the two teams’ three game series.  Zach Kometani started the scoring for the Ems with a two-run home run in the second inning.  The win leaves Eugene, […]