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Gas prices steady in Florence

Prices at the pump held fairly steady this week.  After a late summer rise the average price for regular unleaded in Florence is continuing at $3.75 a gallon.  Oregon’s average price, as measured by Triple-A went up a penny and is at $3.84; while the national average dropped two cents […]

Seasonal Nesting Protection for Snowy Plovers Ending

Fences designed to keep beachcombers and their pets away from the nests of endangered Western Snowy Plovers in several coastal locations are coming down tomorrow.  Bureau of Land Management wildlife biologist Kerrie Palermo says the breeding results this year appear to be better than in previous years… but they’re also […]

NW Sports from the AP

AP-NW–1st SportsMinute,329 Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) – Mariano Rivera saved the 600th game of his career, moving within one of Trevor Hoffman’s major league record, by closing out the New York Yankees’ 3-2 win over the Seattle Mariners. […]

1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

AP-OR–1st NewsMinute,335 Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Construction damage to a 6-inch natural gas pipeline beneath a south Eugene street prompted authorities to evacuate 10 homes for several hours. Police and fire crews responded and traffic was shut down for several […]

Cycle Oregon Going Coastal

About 22-hundred bicyclists spent the night camped at Ruppe Field and at Highland Park in Reedsport last night.  It’s the annual tour of “Cycle Oregon” that began Saturday in Sutherlin.  Riders camped out in Cottage Grove Sunday night before riding through the coast range and down the Smith River to […]

3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

AP-OR–3rd NewsMinute,329 Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press CRESWELL, Ore. (AP) – The grandson of a woman who developed an anti-racism program in Eugene was beaten, and family members say the attacker used racial slurs. The Eugene Register-Guard reports that the family of 16-year-old Jonah Fernandez […]

Fatal fire blamed on smoking

Thursday morning’s fatal fire was likely caused by an errant cigarette.  Siuslaw Valley Fire Marshall Sean Barrett said the blaze that claimed the life of 73-year old Cassandra Hinkle started on an outside deck where she was known to sit and smoke.  In fact, Hinkle’s caregiver said the last time […]