Florence Oregon News

Emeralds back on top

The Eugene Emeralds re-took the lead in the West Division of the Northwest League with three straight wins… 1-nothing, 5-1, and 1-nothing… over the Spokane Indians over the weekend.  The Ems capitalized on a four game Everett Aqua-Sox losing streak to retake the advantage as they enter the final five […]

Oregon Revenue Forecast Down $200-million

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Oregon’s tax collections will be down nearly $200 million from projections for the two-year state budget cycle that has just begun. The latest forecast from state economists, released to lawmakers on Friday, is unlikely to require any immediate cuts in government spending because it’s early in […]

Blue-Green algae found in Coos County lake

Public health officials are warning residents and visitors to North Coos County to stay away from the water in South Tenmile Lake.  Water monitoring has confirmed the presence of toxic blue-green algae.  It can produce toxins harmful to humans and animals.  Experts say swallowing or inhaling water droplets should be […]